Running for Sailors Across the World

first_img Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 11 November 2008 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Southampton-based international charity was thrilled to receive a £500 donation this week, after a runner from Canterbury completed the Great South Run on its behalf. Eddie Allen, from the marine travel company, braved the elements to raise sponsorship for the Sailors’ Society and successfully finished the 10-race in one hour and 42 minutes.Employees of the marine travel company have been enthusiastically fundraising for the Sailors’ Society, since it was selected as the firm’s Charity of the Year. Eddie is committed to supporting the charity, and raised one of the highest amounts of sponsorship that the Society has ever received from the Great South Run. His efforts were even more impressive considering he incurred an ankle injury during training, which had threatened his fitness to compete in the event.Talking about the experience, Eddie said: “To raise £500 in spite of the credit crunch is a demonstration of the support that my friends and family have for the Sailors’ Society. The sense of achievement upon crossing the finish line was great, especially knowing that I had raised lots of money for such a good cause. High-fiving the kids who were watching around the course, and the immense show of support from the Portsmouth public was awesome, and gave me a real boost that made me want to carry on when it got tough.”Eddie intends to compete in more running events for the Sailors’ Society next year, and also plans to sign up for the Deloitte and Sailors’ Society Cycle, a sponsored bike ride which will take place on 10th May 2009 in Southampton. For more information on the Cycle and how to get involved, please visit www.sailors-society.org or contact the events team on [email protected]  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Running for Sailors Across the Worldlast_img read more

eBay offers three grants up to £5,000 for favourite charities

first_imgOnline auction site eBay UK has launched a new tool allowing users to choose their favourite charity so that “you can support them whenever you buy or sell” on the site.To promote this new service, eBay UK is offering donations of £5,000, £3,000 and £2,000 respectively to the three charities that receive the most votes during September.The top ten are currently:Cancer Research UK 2784NSPCC: cruelty to children must stop 1673Dogs Trust 1441Tommy’s 1176Help for Heroes: Support for our Wounded 786The Stroke Association 501Marie Curie Cancer Care 493Pakistan Flood Appeal – A Global Giving Project 455The Mayhew Animal Home 430Oxfam GB 276So there is still time to encourage your supporters to help you get into the top three places.http://pages.ebay.co.uk/mfc/  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis eBay offers three grants up to £5,000 for favourite charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 6 September 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Serena Williams and Megan Rapinoe are fighters for racial and gender equality

first_imgPowerful women athletes are using their popularity and influence to speak out against various forms of social injustice. Two of them are Serena Williams and Megan Rapinoe. Serena, generally known by her first name, is regarded as the greatest women’s tennis player ever. Since 1999, when she was a teenager, the African-American icon has won 23 grand slam titles, — including the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Opens multiple times. In the Open era, only Margaret Court of Australia has won one more grand slam title — for a total of 24.  Serena Williams with daughter, Alexis OlympiaNow, just one month shy of her 38th birthday, Serena has played her way into three major finals since the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia, almost two years ago. She was in the first trimester of her pregnancy when she won the 2017 Australian Open. During her remarkable 20-plus-years span of playing tennis, Serena has been outspoken against the racist and sexist abuse she has endured on and off the court, along with her older sister, Venus, who has won seven grand slam titles.  During the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., which Serena won in 2001, she, as well as Venus and their father Richard Williams, were called the racist N-word epithet repeatedly. In protest, Serena decided to boycott the event until 2015.  Serena has been viciously objectified for many years, both racially and sexually, for wearing tennis outfits that proudly show her muscularly built body. The descriptions are so repulsive and heinous they should never be repeated. They reflect how Black women have been and still are degraded as being hypersexual in a society dominated by white supremacy since the days of slavery.  During Serena’s pregnancy, Ilie Nastase, a former grand slam winner from Romania, referred to her unborn child with the statement: “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?” (New York Times, April 25, 2017)  Serena’s spouse, and father of Olympia, is white.  Serena responded to Nastase’s racist statement on Instagram:  “It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments toward myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers. I am not afraid unlike you. You see, I am no coward. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? You may shoot me with your words, … you may try to kill me with your hatefulness, but still like air I will rise.”   Serena was referring to the International Tennis Federation’s banning of Nastase from their events for his verbal, sexist abuse of British women tennis players.  During her match with Naomi Osaka during the U.S. Open finals in August 2018, Serena was accused of cheating by a male referee, who took away a point and then a whole game, when she protested the allegation.  Serena has publicly accused referees of displaying double-standard treatment toward women tennis players, who are portrayed as hyper aggressive, while male tennis players receive only a slap on the wrist under similar circumstances. Following her loss to Simona Halep at the Wimbledon championship match on July 13, Serena was asked during her press conference whether she should concentrate on just playing tennis and not on activism. Serena replied: “The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave.” With those words, Serena continues to be a beacon of inspiration for all women athletes of all nationalities, ages and abilities, especially those who are working mothers.  Megan Rapinoe: another powerful voice for social justiceBlack former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, during the 2016-17 National Football League season, began to take a knee while the U.S. national anthem was played in order to protest racist police brutality. That inspired Megan Rapinoe, an openly lesbian member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, to take a knee for the same cause, including for gender equality.  Megan Rapinoe takes a knee in September 2016She and Kaepernick took a lot of criticism for their stance, including from white-supremacist and misogynist Donald Trump, but neither one of them wavered.  Kaepernick has been denied the right to play football since his heroic act. The attacks on Rapinoe include homophobia.  Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports: “Colin Kaepernick very much inspired me, and inspired an entire nation, and still does, to actually think about these things.  The way he spoke about them so clearly, so matter-of-fact, wasn’t trying to convince anyone. Just, ‘This is what is happening, this is what I’m willing to do about it.’ I found that extremely inspiring and convicting. Like, how can you not support?” (May 13)During the 2019 World Cup games in France she refused to sing the national anthem before each match, and says she will continue to do so going forward, as a protest.  Rapinoe stated her reasons for not singing the anthem in an essay for The Players’ Tribune in 2016: “I haven’t experienced over-policing, racial profiling, police brutality or the sight of a family member’s body lying dead in the street.  But I cannot stand idly by while there are people in this country who have had to deal with that kind of heartache.“There is no perfect way to protest. I know that nothing I do will take away the pain of those families. But I feel in my heart it is right to continue to kneel during the national anthem, and I will do whatever I can to be part of the solution.” Rapinoe and the rest of the U.S. soccer team rank No. 1 worldwide. The team, which is multinational and multigendered, has put ongoing pressure on the U.S. Soccer Federation, demanding pay equity for women and gender-oppressed players. Their male counterparts make much more money and receive more benefits. All 28 women players filed a class action lawsuit against the federation this past March, charging gender bias and demanding equal pay.  The lawsuit states that between 2013 and 2016,  women soccer players could earn a maximum of $4,950 per “friendly,” or nontournament, victory, while male players earned an average of $13,166 for the same type of game. A new collective bargaining agreement with the USSF signed in 2017, which has not been made public, reportedly saw a spike in women’s salaries, but the pay for male and female athletes is still not equal.  (The Atlantic, March 19) The disparity between men and women athletes is relegated not just to soccer, but to all professional team sports, reflecting the entrenched patriarchal-dominated U.S. society.  Rapinoe has refused to visit the White House, as most championship teams, pro or amateur, are invited to do.  When asked what she would tell Trump if she had the opportunity, Rapinoe said she would ask Trump: “Do you believe that all people are created equal? Do you believe that equal pay should be mandated? Do you believe that everyone should have health care? Do you believe that we should treat everyone with respect?  I think there’s some feelings of disrespect about the anthem protests or things I’ve said in the past, but ultimately I think I am here open and honest. I think he is trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer.” (Washington Post, July 14)Rapinoe says she drew inspiration from Serena, quoting verbatim from one of her press conferences on fighting for equality “until she is in her grave.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Economics behind the rebellion

first_imgBetween March 18 and April 10,  over 22 million people lost their jobs as the unemployment rate surged toward 15 percent. Over the same three weeks, U.S. billionaire wealth increased by $282 billion, an almost 10 percent gain. — Institute for Policy StudiesFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

‘Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance Rules’ Notified [Read Rules]

first_imgNews Updates’Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance Rules’ Notified [Read Rules] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Aug 2020 9:35 AMShare This – xAadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020, have been notified today.These Rules have been framed invoking powers conferred by Section 53(1) and 53(2) (aa) Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act, 2016 which empowers the Central Government to frame Rules regarding the the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020, have been notified today.These Rules have been framed invoking  powers conferred by Section 53(1) and 53(2) (aa)  Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services  Act, 2016 which empowers the Central Government to frame Rules regarding the the purpose for which a requesting entity may be allowed by the Authority to perform authentication under Section 4(b)(ii).Section (4) provides that an entity may be allowed to perform authentication, if the Authority is satisfied that the requesting entity is—(a) compliant with such standards of privacy and security as may be specified by regulations; and (b) (i) permitted to offer authentication services under the provisions of any other law made by Parliament; or (ii) seeking authentication for such purpose, as the Central Government in consultation with the Authority, and in the interest of State, may prescribe. Authentication is a process by which the Aadhaar number alongwith demographic information or biometric information of an individual is submitted to the Central Identities Data Repository for its verification and such Repository verifies the correctness, or the lack thereof, on the basis of information available with it. Requesting entity” means an agency or person that submits the Aadhaar number, and demographic information or biometric information, of an individual to the Central Identities Data Repository for authentication.As per these Rules notified today, the Central Government may allow Aadhaar authentication by requesting entities in the interest of good governance, preventing leakage of public funds, promoting ease of living of residents and enabling better access to services for them, for the following purposes:  (a) usage of digital platforms to ensure good governance; (b) prevention of dissipation of social welfare benefits; and (c) enablement of innovation and the spread of knowledge.The Rules further provides that a Ministry or the Department of the Government of India or the State Government, as the case may be, desirous of utilising Aadhaar authentication for a purpose specified in rule 3 shall prepare a proposal with justification in regard to such purpose for which Aadhaar authentication is sought and submit the same to the Central Government for making a reference to the Authority.Click here to Read/Download RulesRead RulesNext Storylast_img read more

NI is collateral damage in Brexit rows – O’Neill

first_img Twitter Pinterest NI is collateral damage in Brexit rows – O’Neill Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The Deputy First Minister at Stormont says Northern Ireland is running the risk of sustaining the collateral damage from ongoing bad faith on the part of the British government in its dealings with the EU.Michelle O’Neill told the assembly that the British authorities have promised one thing and delivered another, and in the face of criticism from unionist MLAs, she said those who supported Brexit must take ownership of its consequences…………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/monbrexit5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – March 22, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleProbe into purchase of SF’s Letterkenny officeNext articleUlster Rugby seeks Real Rugby Heroes in Donegal News Highland Google+ WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

Good and New Charity issue statement following Sunday Times article

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 19, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Previous articleHighlandTV: The Monday Night Sessions Christmas SpecialNext articleAdrian Doherty on Loreto Milford’s Ulster Schools success News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Facebook A statement this afternoon has been released on behalf of the Good and New Charity Shop in Letterkenny, in response to an article in the Sunday Times revealing that the charity had received over €400,000 more than it had spent in the past two years.The organisation say auditors have confirmed to them that the €400,000 figure mentioned was from accounts filed in November 2016.They added that it was their intention to build up this reserve which would be used to purchase a building in early 2017 at a cost of €270,000 to run the organisation from. This was completed in early 2017. Hence there was a surplus of funds on the balance sheet that the article referred to for this purpose.Statement in Full -“It is with disappointment and huge concern that we read the article in the Sunday Times on December 17th and the questions raised within it regarding the operations and finances of the Good and New Shop charity.The charity operates a desperately needed bus service for cancer patients travelling to Galway and has (until the end of 2016) carried 713 people (approx. 8 – 10 trips per person) to treatment facilities not available in Donegal.We are keen to address the issues raised and want to ensure our good reputation is not tarnished in anyway so we can continue to provide this vital service.Our chairman was taken off guard when contacted by the journalist and is not used to answering media queries. He was mistaken in thinking that his accountant was away. The auditors have met with us and confirm the following details regarding our accounts.The figure of €400k mentioned in the article was from accounts filed in November 2016. It was our intention to build up this reserve which would be used to purchase a building in early 2017 (cost in the region of €270K incl legal fees, renovation, etc) to run the organisation from.  This was completed in early 2017. Hence there was a surplus of funds on the balance sheet that the article referred to for this purpose. The rest of the cash is on the balance sheet. We, like most charities, aim to keep funds of up to two years running costs in the organisation, to ensure a continued service for the charity. This is standard practice within charities nationwide and our auditors can verify that the funds are there for this purpose.The charity is an association and has a registered charity number (as per the above) but is moving to a company limited by guarantee structure which was a legal requirement to purchase the property. The CLG company is in the process of seeking charity status and is working with the Charity Regulator to finalise same.  This process can take some time hence the charity is still operating as an association until this process is completed.The organisation has, today, taken a decision to create a website for The Good and New Shop which will highlight the work and the activities of the organisation. We hope this will be launched as soon as is possible in the New Year.  It will be an excellent facility to show the work of our wonderful and very necessary volunteers.We are regulated by the charity regulator and can assure the public that the accounts and our charity status is operated meticulously to best practice standards. We intend to continue to provide this important service to the regions of Donegal and the patients who depend on this bus service for their vital cancer treatment”. Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Good and New Charity issue statement following Sunday Times article Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Employees planning to stay put in 2003

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employees planning to stay put in 2003On 7 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article UK employees will be less likely to switch jobs in 2003 than in previousyears, but they are looking to improve the quality of their working life in theshort term, according to new research from Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow. The study, conducted by the National Opinion Poll (NOP), reveals that only12 per cent of employees plan to move from their current companies next year,compared with an average employee turnover of 18.2 per cent in 2001. Surprisingly, although employees have decided to stay with their currentcompanies, nearly two-thirds did not mention hopes of a pay rise next year, and85 per cent are not expecting promotions. Chris Noon of Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow said: “The research hasrevealed staff are not expecting great financial rewards in 2003. A long-termapproach to planning has been rejected by most survey participants in favour of‘softer’ goals, which relate to their working lifestyles.” www.hewittbaconwoodrow.co.ukFactfile: employee wish list– Better benefits– Avoid work-related stress – Take more advantage of any learning opportunities available– Spend more time at home or away from work – Plan more for the future (retirement, school fees, otherinvestments) – Promotion – Change working role within the company – Join a pension scheme last_img read more

Shares tipster gives Purplebricks tepid review ahead of its full-year results.

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Shares tipster gives Purplebricks tepid review ahead of its full-year results. previous nextAgencies & PeopleShares tipster gives Purplebricks tepid review ahead of its full-year results.Times writer says company faces many headwinds despite recently selling its Canadian operation for £35 million.Nigel Lewis23rd July 20201 Comment2,380 Views A leading shares tipster at The Times newspaper has given Purplebricks a ‘hold’ rating, recommending that investors neither sell nor buy the company’s stock.This less than ringing endorsement for the company from the newspaper is based on tipster Louisa Clarence-Smith’s view that the hybrid agency may struggle to increase its revenue and market share in the present Covid-infected climate.Her influential advice column follows last week’s announcement that the company had offloaded its Canadian business for £35 million, helping boost its cash at the bank to £66 million.“The sale of the Canadian business has strengthened the company’s foundations,” she says. “However, it is difficult to see how it will grow from there.”Shares dipAfter being published, the column helped drive down the company’s share price by 15% yesterday before it rallied towards the end of trading on the FTSE.The reasons given by Clarence-Smith’s downbeat assessment of the company include the uncertain staying power of the current mini-boom within the property sales market and tightening mortgage ability among Purplebricks’ key younger home buying demographic.She also suggests that many vendors are likely to pick traditional agents when the market is more volatile and, later this year, homes might become more difficult to sell.But Purplebricks’ biggest test is due on August 3rd when the company is due to reveal its full-year results for its 2019/2020 financial year.Louisa clarence-smith Purplebricks Purplebricks shares The Times July 23, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 23rd July 2020 at 10:06 amContinuous cash burn, over 2M a month, by Jan 2020 over 363M had flowed through the company, with 117M of losses and cost of running the UK and other businesses was 481M over the past five years.Last year I predicted that by March they would have about 31M in the kitty, that seems true, the Canadian top up of 35M looks a great cushion, but in one year 2018 to 2019, they burnt through over 90M, with cash at bank 152M down to 41M by April 2019.Re-trenching to the UK should keep the cash burn down, but at 2M a month, and a slowing market next Spring, their runway is two and a half years at best, maybe much shorter. And with more agile models rolling out and Boomin perhaps the next generation of agency being developed, it might be time for this experiment.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Spanish Navy Ship Heads for Operation Atalanta

first_img View post tag: Navy Spanish Navy Ship Heads for Operation Atalanta Share this article View post tag: ATALANTA The farewell ceremony was presided over by Rear-admiral Manuel de la Puente, Commander of the Canary Islands Naval Command accompanied by other local military authorities.The ‘Relámpago’ is the sixth ship which participates in operation ‘Atalanta’, a EU maritime security mission fighting piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somalia, also protecting merchant shipping and trawlers fishing in the area.The Spanish Navy participates in this mission in collaboration with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Defense Policy Secretariat.The ‘Relámpago’ is the third ship of her class. The BAM concept (an oceanic patrol vessel) contemplates a state-of-the-art and multi-purpose ship with reduced maintenance and production costs, capable of operating not only in military missions, but also in search and rescue (SAR) operations, humanitarian aid, evacuations and the fight against sea pollution.The ship is under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Isidoro Junguito Carrión. Her complement consists of 86 people: 51 crew members, 17 Air Unit personnel in support of the embarked helicopter and a 16-strong Special Operations detachment, in addition to a doctor and an interpreter.[mappress]Press Release, February 27, 2014, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: heads View post tag: For View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Spanish February 27, 2014 SPANISH NAVY SHIP RELÁMPAGOThe Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Relámpago’ with home port in Las Palmas (Canary Islands) has set sail to participate in the counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean. View post tag: operation View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy Ship Heads for Operation Atalanta View post tag: shiplast_img read more