Vodafone Foundation launches 2010 World of Difference International programme

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Recruitment / people The Vodafone Foundation is again searching for eight UK-based people to make a difference by working for a UK or Channel Islands based charity overseas for one year as part of its 2010 World of Difference programme.Vodafone’s World of Difference International programme, delivered by the Vodafone Foundation, is open “to anyone with passion, drive and commitment”.The eight selected individuals will receive up to £25,000 towards their outgoings plus £20,000 in expenses for costs directly associated with their placement. Vodafone UK will give each winner the latest mobile phone so they can share their experiences through social media and inspire others.World of Difference currently operates in 15 Vodafone Foundations around the world and is expanding. Over 700 people around the world have so far participated in the programme.Over 1,000 people applied for last year’s opportunity. One winner was ex-Channel 4 Big Brother producer Lucy Buck, who has set up Child’s i Foundation, with the aim of reducing the number of abandoned babies in Kampala, Uganda, and supporting high-risk pregnant mothers at Mulago Hospital. Lucy said: “The support I have received has been crucial in setting up the foundation – enabling us to work towards changing the lives of those desperately needing our support here in Kampala.”The closing date for applications is 17 June 2010.www.vodafone.co.uk/worldofdifference Vodafone Foundation launches 2010 World of Difference International programme Howard Lake | 21 May 2010 | 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.last_img read more

Management roles key for street fundraisers who want to move into charity departments

first_img  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Rory White, Flow Caritas’s founder and managing director, says: “This project has told us that street fundraising is not the equivalent of a bar job – for those people who are using it to learn about the sector and develop their careers, it is something that helps them to discover and match their values to their career and learn about the culture of the industry from the ground up.” Most street fundraisers who have gone on to build successful charity fundraising careers have acquired management experience as a team leader.The findings of the a survey by recruitment consultancy Flow Caritas  – that mapped the career trajectories of 90 former street fundraisers – found that 75 per cent had been team leaders ad 5.5 per cent had undertaken office-based roles.However, among the proportion of respondents (which was more than 60 per cent) who rated their street careers as very useful in getting a wider fundraising job, the number who had done team-leading rose to 83 per cent while 60 per cent had done office jobs with agencies or in-house teams.The results of the Streets Ahead study – published today at the IoF National Convention – also showed the types of skills street fundraisers thought had helped them progress in their careers.Rated on a scale of 1-7, these were:Confidence to ask for donations: 6.0Getting used to rejection: 5.8Making the ‘elevator pitch:’ 5.4An intuitive feel for most likely donors: 5.3An intuitive feel for the timing of an ask: 5.2 Rory White, Flow Caritas Howard Lake | 7 July 2014 | News Management roles key for street fundraisers who want to move into charity departments Tagged with: face-to-face Flow Caritas Management Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One survey participant comments in the report: “If you get good at street fundraising, you can be good at any other kind of fundraising because street fundraising is many times more difficult.” 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.last_img read more

Labor launches new fightback

first_imgKentucky Workers League at protest of right-to-work-for-less laws in Frankfort, Jan. 7.Workers and community members across the country began the new year in emergency actions to fight a vicious anti-union, anti-people Wall Street offensive at the state and federal levels.Attacks on poor and working people have escalated sharply in recent years under both Democratic and Republican administrations. But the rich and their political servants are now further emboldened by the racist, anti-union Trump administration. Some of the largest attacks in decades are planned to eviscerate worker protections and social safety nets.The attacks are sparking both increased resistance from traditional sectors, such as organized labor, and also from new formations such as the Appalachian Workers Alliance, the Kentucky Workers League and the Southern Workers Assembly, which are employing tactics and strategies beyond protest.These organizations are joined by poor and working people who have participated in numerous battles in recent years in such states as Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia and Indiana. They have learned many hard-won practical and ideological lessons about the capitalist state. The lessons will be sorely needed during this period of capitalism at a dead end.‘People’s lives are at stake’In a swift and cowardly attack, both houses of the Kentucky Legislature met Jan. 7 and rammed through House Bill 1, which bans requiring a worker to join a union or pay union dues, as a condition of employment. This “right-to-work” (for less!) law is rooted in racist opposition to equal pay for Black workers during the Jim Crow era of Southern segregation. If signed by the governor, the current bill will make Kentucky the 27th right-to-work-for-less state in the U.S.Not done with anti-worker attacks, the Kentucky Legislature also passed House Bill 3, repealing a law that requires union-scale “prevailing wage” rates be paid to construction workers on state and local construction projects, including schools and university buildings. The Legislature also voted for Senate Bill 6, prohibiting employers from deducting union dues from workers’ paychecks without a worker’s written permission.Also passed were two anti-women measures: House Bill 2 requires a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound prior to the procedure, and Senate Bill 5 prohibits abortion after a woman reaches the 20th week of pregnancy, with no exceptions for cases of rape, incest or mental health issues.Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has declared his intent to sign all these bills into law. And more reactionary legislation is in the works.But so is the people’s resistance. Hundreds of union and community members, many traveling great distances, protested inside and outside the state Capitol in subfreezing weather during the Jan. 7 vote. The Kentucky AFL-CIO received solidarity messages from across the country, including from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.“The labor movement is needed in Kentucky now, more than ever,” said Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan in a statement. He added that the state AFL-CIO’s purpose is “to improve the lives of working families and bring fairness and dignity to the workplace. No laws written by corporate CEOs, ALEC, the billionaire Koch Brothers, or extreme right-wing politicians will change our mission or weaken our resolve.” ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a “pay-to-play” organization for corporations to buy a place at the table to influence legislation. (ky.aflcio.org)Besides the Kentucky AFL-CIO, other organizations also mobilized their members statewide for the Frankfort protests. Ashley Kelley, from the Lexington-based Kentucky Workers League, helped organize a delegation. Kelley told Workers World: “People’s lives are at stake. It’s nice to say RTW will create jobs, but you have to be a bit of a psychopath to ignore the fact that RTW drives down wages and helps create low-paying jobs.”Federal workers fight backAlmost immediately upon being sworn in on Jan. 5, the new Republican-majority U.S. Congress declared war on federal workers by announcing plans for the Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency (PAGE) Act. If passed, this racist austerity act would wipe out decades of hard-won gains by federal workers and their communities, affecting people of color, women and LGBTQ people the most severely.In an email to all members, the American Federation of Government Employees wrote:• The bill completely changes the federal pay system, and prohibits all pay raises — including annual pay raises — unless you get a 4 or 5 out of 5 performance rating.• The bill would make all new federal workers “at will,” meaning you can be fired without explanation.• It would allow immediate suspension for current workers for performance or conduct and only ten days for appeal.• It would eliminate official time, so that union representatives can no longer work to protect your pay, your benefits or your job during the work day.• It would allow an agency inspector general to haunt you even after you’ve retired. (afge.org)AFGE and other unions immediately began plans to fight and defeat this proposed act. The Jan. 5 Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO email newsletter details a series of labor protests Jan. 13 to Jan. 21 and states: “Local labor activists, staffers and allies gathered Jan. 4 to discuss the upcoming inaugural events and labor’s mobilization plans. A primary focus was how to bring working people and unions together and how to use these upcoming events to engage and motivate union and community members, with a goal of building labor’s ability to mobilize after the inauguration.” (dclabor.org)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

For defending press freedom in Iran: 1,000 days in prison and counting

first_img Follow the news on Iran to go further Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenViolenceImprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of Iranian journalist and human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who completed her thousandth day in detention yesterday, and urges the international community to react. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses WomenViolenceImprisoned After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts News January 30, 2018 For defending press freedom in Iran: 1,000 days in prison and counting March 18, 2021 Find out more News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information News Now aged 46, the onetime spokesperson of the Centre for Human Rights Defenders has been imprisoned since 5 May 2015.Mohammadi has been sentenced to five years in prison on a charge of “meeting and plotting against the Islamic Republic,” one year for “anti-government propaganda” and ten years for working with Legam, an outlawed campaign for the abolition of the death penalty in Iran.Under a law adopted in 2015, anyone convicted on several criminal charges serves only the sentence corresponding to the most important charge. This would nonetheless mean that Mohammadi must spend a total of ten years in prison although now in very poor health as a result of being denied proper medical attention.“This is 1,000 days too many because there are no grounds for holding Narges Mohammadi, who should never have spent a single day in prison,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran desk.“We are very concerned for her health and we therefore appeal to the international community, as a matter of urgency, to put pressure on the Iranian authorities to free Mohammadi, who has become a symbol of the persecution of critical journalists in Iran.”Mohammadi was subjected to intimidation attempts and arbitrary detention on several occasions before her arrest in 2015. Detained for the first time in 2010, she was released a few months later because her state of health was regarded as very worrying after heavy-handed interrogation.She was one of four journalists who were awarded the City of Paris medal by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo at an event organized by RSF at the Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris on 2 May 2016 (the eve of World Press Freedom Day). Unable to attend in person, Mohammadi sent a poignant message from her prison cell in Tehran.Iran is ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Another arrest in crackdown on cyber-feminists

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more “Javaheri is the second cyber-feminist to be arrested in two weeks on utterly vague charges,” the press freedom organisation said. “Websites such as hers are symbols of the criticism which the Iranian government wants to stamp out. By harassing feminist activists in this manner, the regime wants to put a stop to these news and information websites, and that constitutes a serious violation of free expression.” December 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another arrest in crackdown on cyber-feminists March 18, 2021 Find out more News to go further News Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of feminist writer Jelveh Javaheri of We-Change (http://www.we-change.org/), a website that had been campaigning for women’s rights in Iran since 2005. She was arrested on 1 December in Tehran when she responded to a court summons.“Javaheri is the second cyber-feminist to be arrested in two weeks on utterly vague charges,” the press freedom organisation said. “Websites such as hers are symbols of the criticism which the Iranian government wants to stamp out. By harassing feminist activists in this manner, the regime wants to put a stop to these news and information websites, and that constitutes a serious violation of free expression.”Aged 30, Javaheri was taken to Evin prison on the northern outskirts of Tehran after being charged with publishing false information, “disturbing public opinion” and “publicity against the Islamic Republic.She was previously detained by a revolutionary court on 4 March for participating in a demonstration in support of five cyber-feminists who were being prosecuted on charges of “attacking national security,” “publicity against the Islamic Republic,” and “participating in an unauthorised demonstration.” Provisionally released four days later, she is due to be tried on 18 December.Maryam Hosseinkhah, a journalist arrested on the same charges on 18 November, is still being held in Evin prison. Hosseinkhah wrote for Zanestan, another women’s rights website, which has been closed since 12 November. The authorities are requesting the equivalent of 95,000 euros in bail for her release. IranMiddle East – North Africa News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation last_img read more

Two men arrested in connection with Derry shooting

first_img Two men arrested in connection with Derry shooting Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleCampaigner says Rockhill auction not in best interests of the publicNext articleEx-Corrie star launches second Clothing Range News Highland Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Two men aged 33 and 31 have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 32-year-old man in Derry last month.The victim was shot in both legs in a playpark in Lincoln Courts area of the Waterside on 22 July.He was treated for non life-threatening injuries.The pair were arrested in the Foyle area and are currently in police custody. By News Highland – August 14, 2014 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

Letter to the Editor: Let’s not dump Ithaca’s buildings into the landfill

first_imgTo move us toward this goal, local efforts are underway to research and collect data to generate a usable deconstruction ordinance for Ithaca. CR0WD – Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development – is a regional group composed of the Circular Construction Lab and the Just Places Lab of Cornell University; Cortland Reuse, Finger Lakes ReUse, Historic Ithaca, the Preservation Association of Central New York, and the Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning. Working collaboratively, we promote sustainability and resilience in New York State communities, helping them to realize the environmental, cultural and economic benefits of prolonging the lifespan of buildings and reusing building materials and architectural elements.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris in 2018, making it the largest single component of landfill waste (40%). Sadly, the vast majority of construction debris (90%) results from demolition rather than new construction.  -CROWD (Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development) If future planning in Ithaca includes demolishing buildings in order to make room for new buildings, then we need to have real policies in place for salvage and deconstruction. We cannot continue the wasteful practice of demolishing existing buildings and sending the waste to the landfill. Far too much is lost in the process, ranging from the energy and materials required for the production and construction of each of these buildings to the economic and ecologic effects of their making. These embodied values need to be considered each time a building is demolished. Tagged: CROWD, development, environment, ithaca, Letter to the Editor, Opinion By creating a local deconstruction ordinance, we will be able to reduce debris and achieve zero waste in a measurable and meaningful way. We’ve made recycling paper, plastics, glass and metal a positive habit. Let’s make the reuse and recycling of building material just as familiar and natural a practice in our community. Ithaca’s recent effort to create and implement an Energy Code Supplement is a vital step to address our global climate crisis. These policies for new construction will help create more sustainable buildings and a more livable future for us all. But a complementary element is missing as we seek to move along a greener and more sustainable path: We need a plan for construction and demolition debris. This is a letter to the editor from CROWD. To submit opinion letters, please review our letters policy here and submit them to Anna Lamb at [email protected] It is time to advocate for a local salvage and deconstruction ordinance for Ithaca. Other cities like Palo Alto, CA, and Portland, OR, have created these types of ordinances as a more responsible and sustainable way to address the significant problem of demolition debris. Salvaging doors, windows, floors and fixtures from a building makes good sense, but an additional level of waste diversion should be required. Deconstruction of a building and the recycling and reuse of as much of its building material as possible should be the desired outcome. With such activity comes green job creation and a stable contribution to the local economy.last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday January 29th

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday January 29th AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday January 29th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/29news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleAstraZeneca approved for use in EuropeNext articleOnline Book of Condolence opens for Dr Tom McGinley News Highland By News Highland – January 29, 2021 Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Inmate gave birth ‘alone in an isolation cell’ hours after asking for a doctor

first_imgGoogle Maps Street View 2018(POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) — A woman with mental illness gave birth in an isolated jail cell hours after she asked jail officials for help, in a case that is now being investigated.Tammy Jackson was taken into custody on March 27 and being held in the North Broward Bureau, a minimum to medium security jail in Pompano Beach, Florida, on charges of possession of cocaine and various misdemeanors and municipal ordinance violations across several cases, according to the public defender’s office.The sheriff’s office knew she was pregnant since March 27, public defender Howard Finkelstein, who is representing her, wrote in a letter to the sheriff.“She had been placed in the infirmary specifically so her medical issues could be monitored and addressed,” Finkelstein wrote. “Yet in her time of extreme need and vulnerability, BSO neglected to provide Ms. Jackson with the assistance and medical care all mothers need and deserve.”In the early hours of April 10, Jackson reported she was having contractions and asked the jail staff for help, according to Finkelstein’s letter. Officials tried to contact the on-call physician at 3:16 a.m. but did not speak to the doctor until 7:22 a.m. She was not transported to the nearby hospital, the letter states.“Hours passed as Ms. Jackson continued in labor, alone in an isolation cell,” the letter states.More than an hour and a half after speaking with the on-call doctor, a sheriff’s office employee “notified medical staff that Ms. Jackson was holding her newborn baby in her arms, having delivered her baby without medication or the assistance of a physician,” the letter states.“It is unconscionable that any woman, particularly a mentally ill woman, would be abandoned in her cell to deliver her own baby. Your staff did not protect either Ms. Jackson or her child. Despite their neglect and callous indifference, both Ms. Jackson and her child survived. It remains to be seen how this gross negligence will affect Ms. Jackson’s already fragile mental health,” Finkelstein wrote.Gina Carter, the public information officer for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, released a statement to ABC News saying their internal affairs unit was notified of the incident on April 12 and “immediately launched an internal investigation.”“Following the delivery, a Well Path medical team, including a physician and two nurses, attended to the mother and child. Child Protective Investigations Section was notified, and the baby was placed with an appropriate caregiver. The Internal Affairs investigation continues,” Carter said in the statement.“I demand an immediate review of the medical and isolation practices in place in all detention facilities to ensure that no mother endures the ordeal Ms. Jackson survived,” Finkelstein wrote.Jackson has been held without bond due to a violation of her pretrial supervision and is slated to have a hearing on Wednesday following the public defender’s request for her release. She remains in state custody and is currently being held in the hospital, the public defender’s office states.It is unclear if there is any reliable data relating to pregnancies in jails, but according to a report released by Johns Hopkins Medicine in March “believed to be a first-of-its-kind systemic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women,” there were 1,396 women who were pregnant at prison intake from 2016 to 2017. Of those, there were 753 live births, 46 miscarriages, 4 still births and 11 abortions, the report states.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Flash flooding, tornadoes, damaging winds possible as major storm moves east

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The onslaught of storms in the west dumped up to 9.5 feet of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains in the last several days, which caused numerous road closures and downed trees.A separate storm system in northern Texas brought up to half a foot of rain since the weekend, flooding roads and neighborhoods.As of Wednesday morning, 11 states from California to Texas are under flood, snow and blizzard alerts.Part of the western storm that brought feet of snow to California will begin to slowly move east, bringing heavy snow to the southern Rockies and severe thunderstorms to the southern Plains.Severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday from Midland, Texas, to Dallas and into Oklahoma City. These storms will bring damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.As this storm moves east, more heavy rain is expected for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with more flooding possible for the already rain-drenched city.The entire western storm system will move into the Plains and the Midwest on Thursday and with it, severe thunderstorms are possible from Dallas to Memphis, Tennessee and all the way to Des Moines, Iowa.These severe storms could bring damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.A blizzard will be developing Wednesday night into Thursday from Wyoming to Nebraska, where winds could gust to 50 mph and up to 8 inches of snow is expected there.Some of that snow will move into the Upper Midwest and the northern Great Lakes, including the Twin Cities.This storm system will move to the Gulf Coast and into the Northeast by Friday, with heavy rain and even strong to severe thunderstorms.The heaviest rain will be from Texas to Mississippi and Alabama, where some areas could see 4 inches of accumulation.The heaviest snow will be in the Rockies and into the western Plains where 1 to 2 feet of snow is possible.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more