UK’s largest online matched giving challenge to take place on Giving Tuesday

first_imgUK’s largest online matched giving challenge to take place on Giving Tuesday Howard Lake | 28 October 2016 | News The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest online matched giving campaign, will this year take place on #GivingTuesday for the first time.This is the ninth year in which The Big Give has run its Christmas Challenge. Since 2008, when it was established by Sir Alec Reed, founder of Reed Recruitment, the annual event has raised over £71 million for more than 2,500 charity projects.Donations to one of the 250 participating charities made during the campaign will be matched. The Big Give has found philanthropists and funders who are willing to match donations.This year, match funding is provided by a range of philanthropic organisations, called ‘Champions’. This year, Champions include The Reed Foundation, The Childhood Trust, Candis Magazine and The Postcode Support Trust, together with “many others”.The list of charities will be published on The Big Give’s website on 15 November. You can sign up to The Big Give’s mailing list to receive reminders about getting your donation doubled.#GivingTuesdayThe Christmas Challenge will run for just 72 hours, starting at midday on 29th November, #GivingTuesday. As such it coincides, appropriately enough, with the global day of giving and doing good.Alex Day, Director of the Big Give, said:“We are really excited to have partnered with #GivingTuesday for this year’s Christmas Challenge campaign. We hope that through this partnership we will inspire even more people to support a cause they are passionate about. There are a huge range of charities raising vital funds for the valuable work they do for the beneficiaries they serve and no better time to make a donation and join the national movement of giving.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 New for 2016Based on feedback from the charities it has worked with, The Big Give is this year ring-fencing the funds for each charity. In the past the matching funds were available to any charity on a first-come first-served basis. And funds could often be matched within minutes. The Big Give expects that this year match funds will last longer.Nevertheless, it is encouraging donors to make their donation at The Big Give as soon after 12pm on 29 November as possible.The campaign will close at 12pm on 2 December 2016.  139 total views,  1 views today  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 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: christmas Giving Tuesday match funding The Big Givelast_img read more

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Weekly journalist on Pakistani paper beaten with cricket bat

first_img Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” CanadaAmericas November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders today condemned an assault on journalist Jawaad Faizi on Urdu-language community weekly The Pakistan Post, in Mississauga, Ontario province, south-eastern Canada by two men who threatened further violence unless he stopped writing “against Islam”. His family has also suffered harassment.Faizi was attacked on 17 April as he was leaving the home of the editor of The Pakistan Post, Amir Arain. He was getting into his car when one of them smashed the windscreen and then beat him with a cricket bat.They threatened further violence if he continued writing “against Islam” and criticising the Islamic aid organisation Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran. The organisation, which has its headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan, has offices in 17 countries and a representative in Toronto, the capital of Ontario.Faizi, who was left with an arm injury, was unable to work for two days. He told Reporters Without Borders that he was “certain Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran was behind the reprisals” against him. He added that the day after the assault, he received a phone call from the administration of the school attended by his three children asking him to keep them at home. He said he was “worried” for his family.The evening before the attack, Faizi and his editor had reported to the police that they had received threatening phone calls. Amir Arain had already received threats in December 2004, when he exposed the alleged involvement of some leading members of the Pakistani community in Canada in a drugs case.“The blows and threats against Jawaad Faizi give rise to fears for the safety of foreign journalists in the very heart of their own community,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Freedom of expression cannot be compromised and no community, cultural, ethnic or religious justification can excuse violating it. We urge the authorities in Ontario to take this case seriously and to quickly punish those behind this assault,” it added.The Pakistan Post was founded in 1993 by Mahammad Faruqi and serves the Pakistani residents of North America. It sells 50,000 copies a week in Canada and 25,000 in the United States. CanadaAmericas RSF_en Follow the news on Canada Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img News News January 15, 2021 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” News November 11, 2020 Find out more April 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Weekly journalist on Pakistani paper beaten with cricket bat to go further On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabialast_img read more

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Sham trial ends in heavy fine for well-known freelancer

first_img UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia July 1, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sham trial ends in heavy fine for well-known freelancer News Organisation October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council February 11, 2021 Find out more Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Well-known freelance journalist Said Abdurakhimov’s conviction has reminded Uzbekistan’s media personnel yet again that they are subject to completely arbitrary rule.At the end of a summary trial on 28 June, a Tashkent court fined Abdurakhimov 9.6 million soms (2,400 euros on the black market) on charges of working “without accreditation” and “threatening social order” for writing about people who were evicted without compensation to make room for a motorway.The fine is the equivalent of several months’ salary in Uzbekistan.Abdurakhimov, who writes under the pseudonym of Sid Yanyshev (Сид Янышев), was convicted under articles 165 and 184 of the code of administrative offenses of working as a journalist “without a licence or permit” and “preparing or keeping information representing a threat to public security and order, with the aim of disseminating it.” His camera was also confiscated.The trial followed his interrogation on 26 June about an article he wrote a month ago for the Moscow-based independent news website Ferghana (access to which is blocked inside Uzbekistan). It described the distress of residents of a Tashkent district who have not been compensated for homes that are being demolished so that a new motorway can be built.“This travesty of a trial was the work of a judicial system that follows orders and is more concerned about protecting the authorities than defending wronged citizens,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“It is intended to deliver a new warning to the few remaining independent journalists who continue to work in Uzbekistan despite all the problems. We call on the courts to overturn this iniquitous verdict, which violates the Uzbek constitution and international agreements signed by Uzbekistan.”Held on Uzbekistan’s national day for journalists, the trial was marked by many procedural irregularities. The two lawyers appointed by the court to represent Abdurakhimov made no attempt to defend him. Plainclothes counter-terrorism police sat in the area of the courtroom reserved for the public. The prosecution case was based on the testimony of five residents of the district being demolished, who accused Abdurakhimov in identical terms of reporting their statements without permission and distorting what they said. Abdurakhimov was not allowed to show his videos of the interviews, which proved the opposite. Two of these five residents, who were also “defence witnesses,” admitted after the trial that they were told what to testify. They did at least tell the court that they had not been compensated, which prevented Abdurakhimov from being convicted on additional charges of defamation or insult.No law was cited as the basis of the charge of “working without accreditation” as a journalist. Instead, it was based on the “expert” testimony of a young employee of the state TV station Yoshlar, who said that “independent journalism does not exist” and that persons without accreditation cannot identify themselves as journalists and write for the media.This testimony is contradicted by article 29 of the Uzbek constitution, which guarantees everyone’s “right to gather and disseminate information.”Uzbekistan if ranked 166th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The state media are subject to total censorship and there are no more than a handful of independent journalists, who mostly work for news websites based abroad such as Ferghana, Uznews, Radio Ozodlik and Jarayon.Nine journalists are currently detained in appalling conditions. Some of them have been held for more than 15 years.(Photo: Ozodlik, photomontage : Ferghana) Help by sharing this information News to go further UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News Rigged evidence used to send a new warning to the few remaining independent journalists May 11, 2021 Find out more More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Follow the news on Uzbekistanlast_img read more

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Government turns on foreign press, expelling three British reporters

first_img News Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the government’s decision today to expel three reporters employed by the London-based Telegraph group of newspapers because of an editorial about President Pervez Musharraf in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph which the information ministry called “foul and abusive.”“After closing down Pakistan’s independent TV stations and adopting measures to reinforce censorship of all the country’s news media, the authorities are now going after visiting foreign reporters,” the press freedom organisation said. “Gen. Musharraf is demonstrating a disturbing degree of authoritarianism and behaving like an all-out press freedom predator, violating both the rights of journalists and the public’s right to independent and freely-reported news at time that is crucial for Pakistan’s future,” Reporters Without Borders added.Deputy information minster Tariq Azim said the three Telegraph group reporters were today given 72 hours to leave the country for “foul and abusive language against Pakistan and Pakistan’s leadership.” Their expulsion was prompted by an editorial criticising Britain’s and the United States’ relationship with Musharraf and accusing him of displaying a mix of “incompetence and brutality.”The three reporters – identified by the British press as Isambard Wilkinson, Colin Freeman and Damien Mc Elroy – are the first foreign reporters to be targeted since a state of emergency was declared in Pakistan on 3 November.The British authorities said they were “seeking clarification.” The Telegraph group has not yet made any comment.The Pakistani authorities have cracked down hard on the news media since the start of the state of emergency. Dozens of journalists have been detained, physically attacked or prevented from working, while equipment has been seized from several broadcast media. New regulations for the print and broadcast media issued on 3 November are a death warrant of some of the privately-owned TV and radio news stations that have emerged in recent years. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News November 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government turns on foreign press, expelling three British reporters Receive email alerts to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists “Gen. Pervez Musharraf is demonstrating a disturbing degree of authoritarianism and behaving like an all-out press freedom predator,” Reporters Without Borders said today after it was announced that three British reporters are being expelled. June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Full audit of Garda resources now needed

first_imgNewsBreaking newsFull audit of Garda resources now neededBy admin – December 12, 2013 627 Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Print WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WITH over 1,000 applications received and over 30,000 expressions of interest made for the new positions available with An Garda Siochana, the move to lift the moratorium on recruitment has been broadly welcomed, but a full audit is needed to establish the garda districts and units that are in most need of a boost.That is according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins who has welcomed the commencement of garda recruitment at a time when numbers in the force are slipping to a dangerously low level.Deputy Collins is now calling on the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to ask the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan to carry out an audit of the areas and units within An Garda Síochána that need extra resources.Commissioner Callinan has said that he does not want the numbers in the force slip below 13,000. The new positions and period of recruitment he said will go to alleviating fears of a reduction in the force where an efficient level of policing could not be maintained.Deputy Collins said “This is a long overdue step. It comes at a time when the force has been subjected to sustained cuts and desperately needs more resources and more manpower,” he added.“What we need now is a full audit of garda units and garda districts to see which areas most need additional manpower.“Over the last two years, we have seen communities lose their garda stations and garda vehicles; we have seen garda districts lose some specialised units; and we have seen major gaps appearing in vital units within in the force.“It is crucial that the areas that most need a boost in garda presence receive that boost as a result of this new round of garda recruitment,” he said. Previous articleHomeless, helpless, hopelessNext articleFive managers announced for Limerick Intermediates adminlast_img read more

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How Millennials Are Moving the Housing Market

Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 20, 2019 2,907 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Millennials Are Moving the Housing Market Tagged with: Affordability Baby Boomers Down Payment Gen-X Home Home Prices Homebuyers HOUSING Millennials mortgage Realtor.com How Millennials Are Moving the Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Capital Living: America’s Best Cities to Reside in Next: Examining Third-Party Purchasers’ Role in Foreclosure Proceedings in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Baby Boomers Down Payment Gen-X Home Home Prices Homebuyers HOUSING Millennials mortgage Realtor.com 2019-02-20 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Affordability, low down payments, and less traditional secondary markets with an abundance of jobs and homes are just some of the things that millennials look at while purchasing a home, according to an analysis by Realtor.com. The analysis also found that millennials are taking on larger mortgages when compared with the older generations.Millennials have also started looking beyond starter homes. Despite a lower median purchase price of $238,000 for a starter home compared to Gen-Xers and baby boomers, the analysis indicated that millennials were increasing their purchase price at a faster rate than previous generations, indicating more buying power.They’re also becoming the largest mortgage purchasers by the number of loans originated, “surpassing Generation X as their leader in January 2017. As 2018 came to a close, millennials took on nearly half of all new mortgages compared with 36 percent for Gen X and 17 percent for baby boomers.”Despite these growing numbers, the study indicated that millennial homebuying was driven by affordability as this demographic tended to make lower down payments compared to other generations. The analysis indicated that down payments by millennials averaged 8.8 percent in December 2018, compared to 11.9 percent for Generation X and 17.7 percent for “the more equity-rich” baby boomers.”Millennials are getting older, with better jobs and deeper pockets, allowing them to expand their collective purchase power, and hence, their footprint in the market,” said Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com. “The stereotype that millennials primarily choose to buy homes and live in large metro areas isn’t the reality. Results show millennials’ expansion is more heavily conditioned by affordability than in prior years, so their eyes are set on less traditional secondary markets where homes and jobs are now available and plentiful.”While Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Columbus ranked among the top housing markets preferred by millennials, Gen X-ers purchased homes in strong job markets and secondary home markets. Los Angeles, Providence, Bridgeport, Jacksonville, and Atlanta ranked among the top five markets for Gen-Xers.For baby boomers, the top five markets were Knoxville, Sacramento, Memphis, Oklahoma City, and Riverside. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Subscribe read more

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Gardaí investigating overnight burglary in Letterkenny

first_img WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardaí at Letterkenny are investigating an overnight burglary in Glencar. The intruder entered the house on Glencar road through an unlocked door and stole a large sum of cash from the residence.The break in is said to have happened between 9.30am, and 10.30amGarda Claire Rafferty is appealing to anyone who was in the Glencar Road area over that time period and noticed anyone acting suspiciously to contact Gardai:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/glencarburg-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardaí investigating overnight burglary in Letterkenny By News Highland – September 10, 2019 Previous articleGardai not ruling out link between weekend burglaries in east DonegalNext article39 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

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50,000 NHS staff affected by work-related health problems

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Nearly a quarter of NHS staff have reported an injury or illness in the pastyear from moving or handling patients, needlestick or sharps injuries, trips orfalls, or from being exposed to dangerous substances, a survey by the Government’sNHS watchdog has found. The study of 200,000 NHS staff, by the Commission for Health Improvement(CHI), discovered that 22 per cent had reported injuries or illness in theprevious year, and 39 per cent said they had suffered from work-related stress.Just as worrying, 15 per cent said they had experienced physical violence atwork, usually from patients or their relatives, and 37 per cent had sufferedharassment, bullying or abuse. Of those, 28 per cent said the abuse had come from patients or theirrelatives, 7 per cent from managers or supervisors, and 11 per cent fromcolleagues. Yet, despite this, NHS staff are by and large happy, with 73 per centgenerally satisfied. Workers showed their commitment to the service, with 75per cent regularly working more than their contracted hours. Health and safety training was lacking in areas, although 60 per cent ofrespondents had received training in the previous 12 months. Acting CHI chief executive, Jocelyn Cornwell, said despite the high satisfactionlevels, it was “concerning” that almost one in six staff hadexperienced physical violence at work. “Although this unfortunate statistic is comparable to other northEuropean healthcare providers, more needs to be done to ensure staff can goabout their work without the fear of being attacked,” she added. NHS chief executive, Sir Nigel Crisp, said: “It is vitally importantthat our workforce is properly trained, protected and supported so it can givethe best possible care to patients.” Karen Jennings, head of health at union Unison, said it was clear theservice needed to do more to tackle violence, accidents, injuries and workplacestress. Beverly Malone, general secretary of the RCN, expressed concern at thenumbers without health and safety training. www.chi.nhs.uk/eng/surveys/nss2003/index.shtml Related posts:No related photos. 50,000 NHS staff affected by work-related health problemsOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Hybrid estate agents survived the lockdown better, claims Yopa boss

first_imgYopa chairman Grenville Turner has said that hybrid estate agents have had an advantage over traditional agents during the lockdown and have been able to attract more listings.In comments made to The Negotiator, he says that although he appreciates that many high street agents chose to shut up shop during the pandemic, the hybrid model Yopa employs meant it continued winning instructions and adding properties to the market.“What has become evident is that those of us that operate more virtually via technology and with a self-employed estate agent model, have probably had an advantage during this [lockdown] period,” he says.“We have an established way of working that has been more able to adapt and cope with the restrictions of the pandemic.“From that point of view you can say that in these types of situations  our model is more resilient.”Estate agentsGrenville says that, like its competitor Purplebricks, Yopa’s technology enabled vendors to take their own photographs and videos and therefore enabled their properties to be added to the portals despite Coronavirus.“We may have been No.2 among all estate agents in recent months overall but we recognise a lot of traditional agents have shut up shop during the crisis so comparisons are a little unfair,” he adds.Last week Yopa revealed that that the company is now not far away from profitability and that its overall progress is ahead of schedule and that it will soon be cash generative.Yopa also paid its 130 or so self-employed local agents to keep on working through the crisis to dissuade them from furloughing themselves or their staff.grenville turner Purplebricks hybrid estate agents YOPA June 22, 2020Nigel Lewis3 commentsMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 22nd June 2020 at 8:46 amUTTER NONSENSE !We attracted enough instructions during lockdown except, wisely, we recommended our clients to wait to complete the listingsThere was no point in marketing occupied sale properties during the period as viewings were impossible in general. And Video views just dont do it for sellingOn vacant rental properties we continued listings and used videos which, on agreement of rental, were accepted as subject to final viewing when feasibleI love this statement“Last week Yopa revealed that that the company is now not far away from profitability”LOL theres a good place to be!We are STILL profitable and have been throughout the 8 years of our existenceSorry, Hybrid is not the way nor have we noticed much presence of Yopa or PBs in our areas. Obviously our local clients prefer our way of business!Traditional still is, and will be more so now and moving forwardYou get what you pay for, and you dont pay us ANYTHING unless you get results!Log in to Replymark flynn, Julian Marks Julian Marks 22nd June 2020 at 8:44 amWhat a load of nonsense. I really think he believes his own verbal diarrhoea is of any importance to anyone than himself.Log in to ReplyMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 22nd June 2020 at 8:47 am100% agree Mark FlynnLog 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 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Hybrid estate agents survived the lockdown better, claims Yopa boss previous nextAgencies & PeopleHybrid estate agents survived the lockdown better, claims Yopa bossGrenville Turner says the business models of companies like his were overall more prepared to meet the challenges of surviving the pandemic.Nigel Lewis22nd June 20203 Comments737 Viewslast_img read more

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Adjunct Faculty – History – Black Studies

first_imgAurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University has an immediate requirement for qualified BlackStudies instructors to teach Introduction to Black Studies coursesfor the 2020-2021 academic year. A Master’s Degree in anappropriate subject is required.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected] Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.last_img

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