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Guardian Christmas Appeal last year raised £844,836

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Concern has appointed Anderson Manning Associates (AMA) to handle all the inbound calls and process donations posted in on coupons from the appeal. 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. The Guardian’s Christmas Appeal 2003 raised a record £844,836 from its readers. This year’s appeal is getting underway.The 2003 Guardian Christmas Appeal’s record total was distributed among Medecins Sans Frontieres and charities tackling domestic violence in the UK.Over the next five weeks The Observer, the Guardian, Guardian Weekly and GuardianUnlimited will be reporting on and encouraging donations to the work of international development charity Concern, together with eight UK-based care organisations. These local organisations were identified by charity research organisation New Philanthropy Capital as those where “donations will have the greatest effect.” Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 28 November 2004 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics Guardian Christmas Appeal last year raised £844,836last_img read more

McKinney to Lead Southern China Trade Mission

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 17, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE McKinney to Lead Southern China Trade Mission U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney, will lead a trade mission to southern China May 21-25. A diverse delegation of agribusiness leaders and state government officials will accompany him on the mission as they look to establish new business connections in the region. Southern China is a major import hub and a growing market for U.S. agricultural exports, which already average approximately $8 billion every year. Consumer demand in that part of China is especially high for U.S. products, including consumer-oriented goods like bakery ingredients, fresh fruits, and alcoholic beverages. Demand for products like those is reported to be rising.Trade mission participants will have an opportunity to connect with potential new customers, as well as take part in site visits to learn more about doing business in southern China. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service staff members already on the ground in China will be vital in setting up meetings between U.S. delegates and representatives of Chinese companies in the region. The delegation will include state ag department officials from Idaho, Nebraska, and Virginia, as well as representatives from 25 different companies. Home Indiana Agriculture News McKinney to Lead Southern China Trade Mission Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleNAFTA 2.0 Likely Not Done This Year Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Authorities urged to investigate possibility that Vassili Grodnikov was murdered

first_img Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information News November 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to investigate possibility that Vassili Grodnikov was murdered to go further The findings of the initial enquiry into the death of Vassili Grodnikov of the independent daily NarodnayaVolya support the theory that he was murdered. “Grodnikov was working on a sensitive subject at the time ofhis death and it is not uncommon in Belarus that journalists are the targets of intimidation or physicalattacks when they investigate matters that some people would like to cover up,” Reporters Without Borderssaid. News Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today urged the Belarusian authorities to seriously investigate the possibility that journalist Vassili Grodnikov of the opposition daily Narodnaya Volya, whose body was found on 18 October, was murdered, pointing out that new evidence has emerged since the police conducted their initial enquiries.“Grodnikov was working on a sensitive subject at the time of his death and it is not uncommon in Belarus that journalists are the targets of intimidation or physical attacks when they investigate matters that some people would like to cover up,” the press freedom organisation said.Dmitri Kirilchik, the investigator in charge of the case, said today that the preliminary enquiry would be concluded on 18 December, once the final conclusions were in from the forensic investigations. But the decision whether or not to open a murder investigation could be taken before that date.Grodnikov was found dead in his apartment in a Minsk suburb, where investigators discovered blood stains on the wallpaper, a broken table and coagulated blood on the victim’s head. The autopsy revealed that his death was the result of head injuries caused by a blunt object.Shortly before he died, he had been working on the third of a series or articles about criminal rings that specialise in swindling old people who live alone.The independent weekly Zhoda also reported that, on the first page of a notepad found on his table, Grodnikov had begun the draft of an article which he had provisionally entitled: “Several intransigent questions for the president and the agencies under his control.”Meanwhile, the investigations into the October 2004 murder of reporter Veronika Cherkasova and the July 2000 disappearance of cameraman Dmitri Zavadski are at a complete standstill. May 28, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Special Olympics Young Athletes Pasadena to Show off Skills at World Games

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Special Olympics Young Athletes Pasadena to Show off Skills at World Games From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 | 2:41 pm Subscribecenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Children from the Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Pasadena program at Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) along with their siblings, friends and other children from the community, will demonstrate their skills at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles. The Young Athletes program is a free, year-round sports play program for children two to seven years old with cognitive and developmental challenges. The focus of the program is on fun activities and games that are important to mental and physical growth. These children will have the unique opportunity to be part of the World Games festivities along with their families.PCDA is a nonprofit organization that offers a range of therapeutic services to children and young adults, birth to 21 years of age, with autism or other developmental challenges.The Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Pasadena from PCDA and Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).For more information on Special Olympics Young Athletes™ Pasadena, please visit www.pcdateam.org. For more information on attending the World Games, please visit www.la2015.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

More info must be given to visitors to Letterkenny – Cllr Lynch

first_img Twitter By News Highland – September 17, 2010 News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Letterkenny Councillor Jim Lynch says more must be done to give information to visitors about sights and services in the town.He says on numerous occasions over the summer, he found himself helping tourists and visitors, and giving them information that should have been provided by the tourist authorities and the council.He says there’s a need for more signage around the cathedral and Sentry Hill, and he wants the town’s Development Officer to look into how better information can be provided:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/lyn830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest More info must be given to visitors to Letterkenny – Cllr Lynch Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleBuilding work for Glenties Primary Care Centre will begin before the end of the yearNext articleDucks found dumped in turf bags in Burtonport area News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Karnataka HC Rejects Plea By Relative Of DK Shiva Kumar Against Consent Given For CBI Investigation In To Corruption Charges

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Rejects Plea By Relative Of DK Shiva Kumar Against Consent Given For CBI Investigation In To Corruption Charges Monisha Purwar29 July 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court rejected a petition filed by a close relative of formerMinister D.K. Shivakumar challenging Karnataka Government’s “sanction” to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe charges against D.K. Shivkumar, the petitioner and others under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The alleged offences came to light in August 2017 when the Income…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court rejected a petition filed by a close relative of formerMinister D.K. Shivakumar challenging Karnataka Government’s “sanction” to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe charges against D.K. Shivkumar, the petitioner and others under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The alleged offences came to light in August 2017 when the Income Tax Department raided the New Delhi premise of the minister and found him to be the beneficiary of benami investments in a number of properties. The petitioner, a close relative of Shivkumar was also found to have been involved in transactions on behalf of Shivkumar. The Enforcement Directorate thereby started investigations into the matter under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 and also forwarded its report to the Karnataka Government in 2019 to take appropriate action for alleged violations of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Karnataka Government under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 gave permission to the CBI to investigate the alleged offences of corruption against DK Shivkumar and other officials of the Government of Karnataka after seeking opinion from the Advocate General of Karnataka. The primary contention of the petitioner is that a “sanction” to prosecute cannot be given by the State on the basis of vague allegations and without an application of mind, both of which were rejected by the Court. The Court clarified that the use of the term “sanction” in the impugned order of the State Government was wrongly employed as the action of the Government to grant permission to the CBI under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 was only “consent” to enable the CBI to investigate the offence. The Court elaborated on the distinction between the terms “sanction” and “consent” as follows: “In so far as the term “consent” found in Section 6 of the DSPE Act, 1946, it only means a “permission” of the concerned State in the constitutional scheme of things. On the other hand, the word “sanction” found in Sections 17A and 19 of the PC Act, 1988, Section 197 in the Criminal Procedure Code inheres a thoughtful application of mind to ascertain whether the record placed before the Authority bears out enough material to proceed to prosecute. The requirement of application of mind while granting “sanction” is intended to avoid frivolous or vexatious proceedings from being adopted, particularly against public servants in the discharge of their official duties.” In response to the petitioner’s contention that Section 6 of the DSPE Act cannot be invoked without an application of mind, the Court stated that grant of consent under Section 6 of the DSPE Act was more in the nature of an administrative order and does not require enormous rejigging. The Court also stated that the petitioner had no locus standi to challenge the impugned order of consent as he failed to establish how any of his rights were infringed or vitiated by the grant of such consent. It further reiterated the well-established jurisprudence that an accused has no choice of the investigating agency to suggest that the claim of the petitioner stands null in the given circumstances. Further, the Court noted that a locus standi to challenge the impugned order can exist with the petitioner as a matter of right only when Section 6-A of the DSPE Act, 1946 is violated and investigation and inquiry by the CBI is commenced without approval of the Central Government. This source of this right rested in the fact that the petitioner was a government employee employed as Chief Manager of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Address Non-Payment Of Pension Problem Faced By Senior Citizens: Karnataka HC Directs State Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesAddress Non-Payment Of Pension Problem Faced By Senior Citizens: Karnataka HC Directs State Govt. Mustafa Plumber17 Oct 2020 4:25 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State government to immediately look into the grievance raised about senior citizens not being paid pension amounts. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi issued notice to the respondents while hearing a petition filed by an organisation Akhila Karnataka Vyyovrudhara Okkoota (Aikyata). Advocate Clifton…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State government to immediately look into the grievance raised about senior citizens not being paid pension amounts. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi issued notice to the respondents while hearing a petition filed by an organisation Akhila Karnataka Vyyovrudhara Okkoota (Aikyata). Advocate Clifton D Rozario appearing for the petitioner argued that since January 2020, the pension payments of senior citizens are erratic and remain unpaid in most instances. This has caused them great hardship as, without these pension amounts that constitute their sole source of income, they are unable to purchase medication vital to their survival. As per the Sandhya Suraksha Yojana and the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme for persons above 65 years an amount of Rs. 1,000 and those from 60-64 years at Rs. 600 are to be paid. The plea states to address their plight (senior citizens), on 04.06.2020, representations were submitted by the petitioner to the Assistant Treasurer of the Government of Karnataka’s Sub-treasury at K.R. Puram, the KR Puram Tehsildar, and all the District Coordinators for Bengaluru with a list containing the names, pension orders, P.P. ID numbers, and months for which pension has not been received by deserving beneficiaries who are retired senior citizens in the unorganized sector. It was stated in the Representation about the difficulties faced by senior citizens in procuring medicines without their pensions, their lack of food and medical attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plea states that senior citizens have been pushed to poverty and starvation over the course of the pandemic. It says that despite several complaints being raised regarding the timely disbursement of pension, the State has altogether failed to ensure that an effective mechanism is put in place for timely disbursal of pensions to senior citizens within the first weeks of every month. It is also stated that State’s inaction is in violation of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. The plea prays for directions to increase the monthly pension as directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court at para. 51 of Dr. Ashwani Kumar v. Union of India [(2019) 1 SCC (LS) 465], in its judgment dated 13.12.2018. Direct the authority to release the pensions due to senior citizens since January 2020 with immediate effect to be delivered at their doorstep and to regularly release pension amounts. Direct the respondent to ensure proper implementation of the Senior Citizens Welfare Fund Rules, 2016, including the formulation of an adequate and updated scheme for senior citizens under Rule 6(2) of the Senior Citizens Welfare Fund Rules, 2016. The matter will be next heard on November 19. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Tropical Storm Beta may make landfall in Texas next week: Latest forecast

first_imgimagedepotpro/iStockBy DANIEL MANZO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Beta is moving northwest at a very slow 3 mph and may make landfall in Texas Monday night.The storm is then forecast to travel parallel to the coast Tuesday, Wednesday and into Thursday, creating a long, significant rainfall event for southeast Texas.The current rainfall forecast shows there could be over 10 inches of rain in spots along the eastern coastline of Texas.Torrential rainfall from Beta could also result in a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet from Port Mansfield, Texas, to High Island, Texas.There’s still lots of room for error in the forecast track as well as impacts from the storm.Just like Sally — which made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane in Alabama on Wednesday — the precise intensity and landfall location is somewhat irrelevant because the greatest impacts will extend from that location and that time.And like Sally, Beta could prove how slow-moving storms are especially dangerous.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Guru

first_imgThis week’s guruGot you bang to rights chapter and verseWhenever Guru gets a bit short of anecdotal outpourings, he can always counton the police to turn something up. Humberside police force is employing a comic poet to help officerscommunicate better. The usual approach, “Hello, hello, hello, what’s goingon here then,” is destined to be replaced with something more flowing. The poet, Ian McMillan, is described as “relentlessly jolly” andis poet-in-residence at Barnsley FC. The poet’s modest fee will come from administrative budgets rather thanfunds intended for front-line crime-fighting. Fortunately, victims of crime will not be handled by sonnet-spoutingsergeants. A police spokesman said, “Ian’s humour will only be used whereappropriate.” Hola! I need to spend a peseta Guru was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of an HR software productin Madrid last week. But it turned out like a debate in the European Parliament– everyone saying something meaningful, but no one saying it in the samelanguage. The Spanish tried to speak English when demonstrating the product, and theEnglish people involved in the project used presentation slides in Spanish. Atthe climax of the presentation, Guru – who had indulged in too much sangria –asked where the toilet was, and was told it was 2.30pm. Guru admits that theproblem lay with his linguistic abilities, not theirs. Talking a good game It seems as though politicians are not the only ones indulging in a littlespin at the moment. Big businesses are exaggerating how well they are doing to get staff to workharder, reports the Independent on Sunday. Companies such as IBM are talking up their successes in order to make staffmore enthusiastic. At IBM, the process is known as “faction” andinvolves real-life anecdotes being exaggerated by executives. Guru is so intrigued by these urban myths that he wants to hear examplesfrom his disciples. We’ve all heard about Bill Gates’ enigmatic presence atMicrosoft HQ and how it prompted round-the-clock working. Do you know any stories? Remember, we’re talking about corporate urbanmyths, not ones involving Hollywood actors and hamsters. Contact Guru at theusual address. Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Acceleration mechanism responsible for the formation of the new radiation belt during the 2003 Halloween solar storm

first_imgObservations of the relativistic electron flux increases during the first days of November, 2003 are compared to model simulations of two leading mechanisms for electron acceleration. It is demonstrated that radial diffusion driven by ULF waves cannot explain the formation of the new radiation belt in the slot region and instead predicts a decay of fluxes during the recovery phase of the October 31st storm. Compression of the plasmasphere during the main phases of the storm created preferential conditions for local acceleration during interactions with VLF chorus. Local acceleration of electrons at L = 3 is modelled with a 2-D pitch-angle, energy diffusion code. We show that the energy diffusion driven by whistler mode waves can explain the gradual build up of fluxes to energies exceeding 3 MeV in a new radiation belt which is formed in the slot region normally devoid of high energy electrons.last_img read more