Localgiving to double donations with #GiveMe5

first_imgLocalgiving to double donations with #GiveMe5 Localgiving’s next #GiveMe5 campaign takes place on 16th June as part of Small Charity Week.Localgiving has pledged to double 1,000 £5 donations made on Fundraising Day, which takes place on Thursday 16th June, to help support local charities and community groups. Charities will gain another chance to have their donations matched on the 29th November when LocalGiving will run the campaign again for #GivingTuesday.On 16th June, each £5 donation made to a participating charity through Localgiving will be placed into a draw to be doubled by an extra £5 of match funding. Donations of other amounts will not be included in the draw and the promotion only applies to one-off donations, and and there is no limit to the amount of match funding any single group may receive.To take part, charities and community groups need an active Localgiving membership.In 2015, #GiveMe5 campaigns raised over £95,000 for local charities and community groups across the country, with Localgiving’s first #GiveMe5 campaign raising £25,000 in 24 hours.Here are some tips from Localgiving on making the most from GiveMe5:  216 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  215 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 19 May 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img Tagged with: Localgiving matched giving small charities Advertisement [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOidhHEbASo[/youtube] 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.last_img read more

Swiftaid partners with Evershare to add Gift Aid to QR code donations

first_img Melanie May | 9 March 2021 | News  295 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: QR Codes Swiftaid has partnered with Evershare, a solution that combines QR code and opening banking for low cost fundraising.Swiftaid facilitates Gift Aid by automating the creation of Gift Aid declarations and the submission of Gift Aid claims to HMRC, while Evershare provides QR codes that are unique to each charity. These can be used on marketing materials including posters, T-shirts, on websites and embedded into email. Charities can see the name, amount, time and place of donation on their Evershare dashboard report, and the solution includes automated Gift Aid declarations and claim submissions.  The platform can be used for donations of up to £10,000.The partnership between the two means that Evershare now offers automated Gift Aid with Swiftaid, enabling donations to increase by 25%.CEO and Founder Tim Hegarty of Evershare commented:“Charities are struggling to support their aims and initiatives as annual events last year and into the near future have had to be postponed or cancelled. At the same time, Covid has all but destroyed the use of cash, but it has exponentially increased the use of QR scanning. We’ve simply harnessed a now familiar technology to widely available mobile banking apps into a one-stop solution that allows charities to raise funds wherever their QR code appears.”“Donations are ultra-low cost to the charity, as donors pay via their own mobile banking app direct to the charity thus cutting out the middleman.”COO and co-founder Beth Michael of Swiftaid commented: Advertisement “The pandemic has had significant effects on the charity sector with many charities experiencing an increase in demand with decreased income. Enabling low-cost digital solutions for the sector will make a huge difference during this crisis and beyond, bringing real hope in these challenging times”.center_img Swiftaid partners with Evershare to add Gift Aid to QR code donations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Journalist receives six-month sentence and harsh fine in defamation case

first_imgNews January 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist receives six-month sentence and harsh fine in defamation case News RSF_en Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast Dominican RepublicAmericas Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo Help by sharing this information Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Johnny Alberto Salazar, head of the community radio station Vida FM and the online newspaper vidadominicana.com in Nagua has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and fined 1 million pesos (25,600 dollars), on 18 January, for libelling the lawyer Pedro Baldera, chairman of the human rights commission in the northern province of María Trinidad Sánchez.The journalist plans to appeal once the full verdict has been pronounced on 26 January. “Whatever the truth of the offending statements, we believe this is a dangerous sentence that is disproportionate in itself and at odds with the American Convention on Human Rights in whose name no one should be jailed for what they say or write,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Parliament must urgently approve the bill decriminalizing press offences, which has been before it for almost five years.“We should like to believe that the appeal judge will be able to assess the danger caused by the legal precedent, not only for Johnny Alberto Salazar but also for the whole of the profession in the country.”The press freedom organization also deplores the refusal of Judge Selma Bonilla to allow the press to attend the hearings leading up to the conviction although the trial took place in public and was in the public interest. We hope this affront to the right to report the news will not occur once again at the appeal.The lawyer brought the case as a result of Salazar ‘s recent criticisms of the human rights committee, accusing it of protecting criminals and people linked to organized crime.“This sentence is a black mark for press freedom in the Dominican Republic,” Salazar told Reporters Without Borders. “Those who opposed us can’t stand the fact that through our radio station and other media outlets that serve the people we put ourselves at the service of the community without answering to any particular political, economic or social sector.” When the verdict was announced, Nagua residents and civil society representatives got together spontaneously to raise the cash to pay the journalist’s fine.“The money that the people of Nagua are putting into the case will go towards building social welfare projects for the many needy families in the province because we are certain that this absurd verdict will not be upheld by the superior court,” Salazar said. News to go further Organisation Dominican RepublicAmericas February 15, 2017 Find out more Follow the news on Dominican Republic June 25, 2015 Find out more September 22, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

Mayor sentenced to 17 years in prison for ordering radio journalist’s murder

first_img December 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayor sentenced to 17 years in prison for ordering radio journalist’s murder China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Help by sharing this information April 1, 2020 Find out more PeruAmericas Two months after the murder of journalist Antonio de la Torre Echeandía, an arrest warrant has been issued against his alleged killer, David Moisés Julca Orrillo. The journalist, who worked for Radio Orbita in Yungay (400 kms north of Lima), was killed on 14 February on the orders of the town mayor, police said. The Ancash regional higher court yesterday sentenced Yungay mayor Amaro Léon Léon to 17 years in prison for ordering the killing of Antonio de la Torre Echeandia, the presenter of a news programme on local Radio Orbita, who was stabbed to death on 14 February 2004 in Yungay (400 km north of Lima).The two people who carried out the murder, Antonio Torre Camones and Pedro Angeles Figueroa, received the same sentence. All three were also ordered to pay 20,000 soles (5,000) euros each in damages. Léon was arrested on 31 March 2004 at the request of the Yungay prosecutor’s office, which said he had De la Torre killed to prevent him broadcasting a report about Léon.In his programme “Con verdad y justicia” (With Truth and Justice), De la Torre criticised mismanagement by local officials and allowed listeners to make comments on the air. He had often received threats prior to his death and had already been the target of a murder attempt.Arrest warrants have been issued for two other suspects in the murder, the mayor’s daughter, Enma Léon, and Moisés David Julca, who are both on the run. Lawyers for the three defendants convicted yesterday said they would appeal to the Lima supreme court, which will probably issue its ruling next month.____________________________________________________________08.04.2004 – Arrest warrant issued against alleged killer of journalist Antonio de la Torre EcheandíaPolice have ordered the arrest of David Moisés Julca Orrillo for the murder of Antonio de la Torre, according to Peruvian press freedom organisation (IPYS).The alleged murderer, aged 28, is from the port of Chimbote and reportedly the boyfriend of Emma Leòn, daughter of the mayor of Yungay, Amaro Leòn Leòn. Police in Huaraz said the mayor apparently paid Orrillo to commit the murder. The suspect was denounced on 25 March by one of his neighbours, following a violent dispute with Leòn and his daughter Emma, during which Orrillo demanded the money promised by the mayor. ——————————————————–31.03.2004 – Mayor arrested in murder of journalistThe mayor of Yungay, Amaro León León, was arrested and jailed on 18 March on suspicion of ordering the 14 February murder of journalist Antonio de la Torre Echeandia to stop him broadcasting criticism of him. León’s daughter and two town officials, a driver and a security guard, were also arrested the same day on suspicion of involvement. ————————————–19.02.2004 – Mayor suspected of radio journalist’s murder in YungayReporters Without Borders today vigorously condemned the murder of radio journalist Antonio De la Torre Echeandia on 14 February in Yungay (400 km north of Lima), where the mayor’s driver has been detained as one of the perpetrators and the mayor is widely suspected of being the instigator.The organisation urged the authorities to pursue all leads in order to establish who was behind the killing.The presenter of a news programme on a local station, Radio Orbita, De la Torre was fatally stabbed by two individuals as he left a private meeting, but before dying he named one of his assailants to onlookers. He died as he was being rushed to a hospital in an ambulance.The police have arrested the person named by De la Torre. It was Hipólito Casiano Vega Jara, the driver of Yungay mayor Armando Leon Leon. The driver was at the meeting and, according to witnesses, he had an argument with De la Torre. The mayor himself was reportedly present when the argument took place.The mayor, who left Yungay after the murder, is viewed by the local population as the instigator. According to local press reports, residents walled up the entrance to the town hall on 17 February to prevent him from returning to his office, and they have called on the local authorities to dismiss him.Several days prior to his death, De la Torre incorporated a new segment into his programme entitled “Con verdad y justicia” (With Truth and Justice), in which he criticised mismanagement by local officials and allowed listeners to make their – often scathing – comments on the air. The Press and Society Institute (IPYS), a Lima-based press freedom organisation, said he had been receiving threats for several months, sometimes by mail or by telephone, but especially when he invited listeners to phone in to make their comments on the air. His home was the target of an attack with a small explosive device on 15 October, and a municipal official struck him on 22 November. PeruAmericas News to go further News Receive email alerts Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News RSF_en Follow the news on Peru News December 4, 2019 Find out more February 10, 2017 Find out more Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Organisation last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 18th May

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – May 18, 2018 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 18th May:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/18news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 18th May Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleRaphoe men head stateside with Ireland HockeyNext articleHarps lose at home to Cobh – FT Report News Highland WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders expected in Florida for Bike Week

first_imgMotoEd/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, around 300,000 people are expected to descend on Florida for a motorcycle rally this week, Daytona Beach city officials said.Bike Week lasts from March 5 to March 14. The event is estimated to generate $75 million for Daytona Beach, according to the city’s Chamber of Commerce.Most years, about 400,000 to 500,000 people attend, but this year a “reasonable estimate would be around 300,000 +,” Janet Kersey, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, told ABC News via email Monday.“With good weather and the vaccine now in distribution that could improve,” Kersey continued. “We know our hotels are doing well with strong occupancy numbers reported to the Volusia County Hotel & Lodging Association.”“Event activities take place now throughout the entire north/central Florida area,” she added.Due to COVID-19, Kersey said, “there was much discussion” about canceling, but she said the city council “was very meticulous in its decision to move forward.”Last summer, dozens of COVID-19 cases were linked to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, which attracted about 460,000 people.Kersey stressed that detailed safety plans were created for businesses and hotels.Changes this year include limiting some businesses to 60% indoor capacity, Daytona Beach officials said.“Residents and visitors should wear face coverings when indoors and physical distancing is not possible,” city officials said, adding that businesses will follow distancing and mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’re ready to roll for #BikeWeek2021!Stay safe and let us know if you need any help.Remember… no cars on Main Street!MORE BIKE WEEK DETAILS: https://t.co/g1JlVRd5W4 #BikeWeek #DaytonaBeach #CityDaytonaBeach #LoveDaytonaBeach #KeepDaytonaBeautiful #WorldFamousDB pic.twitter.com/fDvmMSbrlX— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) March 5, 2021“Outside those same safety protocols are in place with cleaning, staff mask wearing, etc.,” Kersey said. “There is also a motorcycles-only traffic this year for the first time and reduced parking on Main Street to allow for better social distancing. Parking has been added to the Ocean Center utilizing their larger lots which is just one block north of Main Street and allows for outdoor walking and spacing.”Florida does not have a statewide mask mandate.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Andrews offloads key branch on South Coast

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Andrews offloads key branch on South Coast previous nextAgencies & PeopleAndrews offloads key branch on South CoastNational chain has sold its businesses in Hastings to fast-expanding rival Oakfield.Nigel Lewis1st December 20200760 Views National estate agency chain Andrews has partially withdrawn from the South Coast property market and sold its branch in Hasting to a rival.Oakfield Estate Agents, a much younger firm, has bought the business from Andrews for an undisclosed sum. In January it bought another but smaller Hastings rival, Smart Property.Andrews says that, despite its business being well known on the East Sussex coast, the estate agency is to focus its efforts away from the three kiss-me-quick resort.The entire estate agency business is being transferred to Oakfield including sales, lettings, property management and staff.Oakfield are to convert Andrews former flagship branch in Hastings into its headquarters but will keep its own site in the town for its property management, accounts and block management teams.“We are delighted to have acquired this highly respected business, premises and expert local team, our company has been established for 25 years, its growth over that time has been largely organic, stemming from the referrals of our client base,” says Neil Newstead (pictured), CEO of Oakfield.“The growth and development of our team has evolved hugely over the years and we are recognised as the leading agent in this area.”“We will continue to expand, and we are keen to look at other opportunities to grow our business further, whilst maintaining exceptional customer service levels and property expertise.”oakfield neil newstead Andrews estate agency December 1, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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

JANUARY 7, 2017 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is :Do you feel that local Attorney Scott Dank’s can make the Vanderburgh County Demo Party competitive once again?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 17 years.FOOTNOTE:  We would like to personally thank many of our readers for expressing their good wishes and support to our Publisher during the time of a major medical crisis.  Special thanks to the outstanding doctors and medical staff at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. for providing him with excellent health care over the last 17 days.  During the last several days he has been quietly resting at his Evansville home enjoying a belated Christmas with his family.  Although his medical issues hasn’t been corrected we are becoming encouraged about his progress.Next week we shall give you an additional update concerning his progress.last_img read more

Age concern

first_imgThe late Gert Bidder was still working for Burbidge’s Bakery in Andover at the ripe old age of 96.She had worked for the Hampshire business since 1936 and did not want to stop, although Steve Burbidge, managing director, explains her workload lessened the older she got and, in the end, she just washed the tea towels. British Baker has not been able to ascertain whether she was the oldest-known person working in a retail bakery, but it does seem highly likely.Burbidge’s is not alone in retaining workers who have long passed the default retirement age. Beaney’s, of Strood, in Kent, had a former manageress who loved working so much, she continued to come in for a few hours to help out on a voluntarily basis “just for the fun of it” when she was 82.But the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union reckons fewer than 5% of over-65s are employed in the sector overall, across manufacturing and retail.Improve, the sector skills council for food and drink manufacturing and processing, says there are 101,000 people working in the manufacturing side of the bakery industry and 37% of the current workforce will be eligible for retirement within the next 20 years. Its most recent Labour Market Information Profile shows fewer than 0.5% are older than 65.Yet this looks set to change: the government is consulting on plans to abolish the default retirement age in October next year, which could see the number of post-65s in employment soar. And the Department of Work and Pensions says more than 800,000 people will turn 65 in 2012, 150,000 more than the record level expected next year.Throw into the mix the Equality Act 2010, extending ageism protections, and an increasing state pension age, and you can see how the foundations have been put in place for a more mature workforce.Welcoming older workersBurbidge welcomes the older workforce. He believes that if older people stay active, they will stay young and healthy and benefit employers, too. “I think people prefer to be served by someone who is more elderly, because there’s a respect there.” He acknowledges there is a need to be healthy in a retail bakery environment because “there is a lot of walking around”, but adds: “People should not be farmed off at 65.”Beaney’s has one female member of staff who is 66. Owner Chris Beaney says he is happy for her to carry on working. He has had drivers working the odd day for him beyond 65 and he has heard, anecdotally through the trade, of some bakers working into their 70s. “Most of our shop staff are mature women who work two or three mornings and, in the bakery, we’ve got two or three men coming up to 65 and we have to make a decision what to do about that in the next couple of years.He adds: “Older people have a way of working that sometimes youngsters need time to grow into.”Double-edged swordBeaney says that it is important to retain some older people, because their good practices rub off on other workers. However, he does have worries because he says the older people get, the slower they become and he is concerned that fewer oppor-tunities might exist for younger people asa result.Age UK denies this. Michelle Mitchell, charity director, says: “There is not a shred of evidence that younger workers will suffer because of this change in policy.” She says demographic changes over the next 10 years will result in fewer young people entering the workforce and chasing promotions, and many employees reaching their 60s choose to change jobs, downsize or go part-time, leaving plenty of openings for their younger counterparts.But Beaney has known many bakers who have kept staff for 20 years. “They get to 65 together and they then find they are not so capable and there is no one to run the business. I have known some close down, because they do not have a production line of young people coming in.”Gill Brooks-Lonican, the 66-year-old chief executive of the National Association of Master Bakers, says: “The problem that will occur now is, yes you can be 68 or 72 and really fit and active, but people do deteriorate and get slower and the rest of the staff start to take exception if they have to carry them.”Employers will feel trapped into keeping older workers. It is very difficult to say, ’I will get rid of them by going down the capability route’. People don’t want to do that to someone they have employed for 30 years or more.”The Age Employment Network (TAEN), which works to promote an effective labour market that serves the needs of people in mid- and later life, as well as employers and the economy, says 13% of the total UK workforce currently works beyond 65. Chris Ball, chief executive, believes this will be 50% in the next 10-15 years.He says that even if there are some aspects of the job older workers cannot do, there will be elements that they can do and employers must make adjustments to accommodate. “We need the skills, knowledge and ability of older people. Cutting people off at the knees when they reach 65 is daft. If there is a genuine fear about health and safety issues, the employer should make risk assessments and, if someone is not up to doing the job, then they shouldn’t do it.”Ball says the safety of machinery should not depend on the acrobatic skills of the employee to get out of the way. “Employers must do all the things they would normally do to make sure they are properly trained for the job and properly protected and, if there is a hazard, you either remove or isolate it. If there is an individual who will not be suitable for a particular type of job, you don’t employ them for that job.” Ball believes younger workers who are naïve and not trained are more of a risk. The benefits of post-65 employees lNo maternity leavelMore customer-friendlylAppreciative of the job and work harder to keep itlCan add up the price of two scones without using a calculator or writing it up on the back of a baglLess anxious about leaving promptly on Friday nightlMore reliablelThey want to worklBetter at salesSource: National Association of Master Bakers Forced retirement Figures published by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills show the benefits of scrapping forced retirement far outweigh the costs for employers. In the first year after the default age is scrapped, employers are set to gain £45m, making savings on administrative and policy costs and a cut to retirement red tape, against estimated costs of £38.2m. While these are one-off costs, the savings will continue far into the future, rising to £71m annually after a decade. Four out of five requests to continue working past retirement age are accepted.last_img read more

Center for the Environment welcomes new cohort of environmental fellows

first_imgHUCE extends a warm welcome to its newest cohort of environmental fellows, who will join a current group of scholars embarking on their second year of the program. Now in its fifth season, the fellows program recruits a diverse group of intellectually-curious, top-achieving scholars to tackle complex environmental challenges in a wide array of disciplines.Each of the six incoming fellows will work closely with a faculty mentor during their two-year stint at Harvard, in addition to attending a variety of group meetings, faculty-led discussions, and the center’s environmental fellows dinner series.Returning for their final year of the program are fellows Daniel Barber, Jacob Krich, Elizabeth Landis, Alexander Stine, and Rich Wildman. For more information on the program.The 2011 environmental fellows are Emily V. Fischer, an atmospheric chemist; Chris Golden, an ecologist and epidemiologist; Francis Ludlow, a historical climatologist; Fabien Paulot, an atmospheric chemist; Jenny Suckale, a geophysicist; and Hillary Young, a community ecologist. Read Full Storylast_img read more