South African president’s resignation is ‘opportunity to start anew,’ archbishop…

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Review Gift Aid scheme – IoF tells next government

first_imgReview Gift Aid scheme – IoF tells next government Tagged with: Gift Aid Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Institute of Fundraising Law / policy legacies sms “Charities around the UK are facing increasing demands on their services at the same time as government is facing increasing pressure on the public purse. We at the Institute, and fundraisers around the UK, are ready to help. We are, and want to be, part of the solution.“And we believe that government could do more to help – both by helping to create a better environment to fundraise in; and by helping us build the capacity of small charities to fundraise.” The full draft of the manifesto – which was drawn up following a consultations with IoF members – is available from the Institute of Fundraising. 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. Howard Lake | 10 July 2014 | News The Institute of Fundraising has called on whichever party wins the general election next year to overhaul the Gift Aid Scheme.In a manifesto unveiled on the last day of the National Convention, the IoF calls on the government to:Review Corporate Gift Aid to evaluate whether the value of corporate donations to the voluntary sector would be increased by allowing charities to claim the tax relief;Double – at least – the amount that charities can reclaim through the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to £2,500;Allow Gift Aid to be claimed on society lotteriesThe manifesto ­– ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’ – calls on the next government to commit to “creating the best environment for fundraising, build the capacity of charities to fundraise, and develop the tax system to best encourage giving and support fundraising”.Other points in the Manifesto include:Encouraging every local authority to enter into a Site Management Agreement with the Public Fundraising Association to ensure that street and door to door fundraising is well­-regulated to further build public confidence;Government to work with solicitors, will writers, and other partners so that leaving a legacy gift to charities in wills becomes the social norm;Reduce the legislative restrictions on society lotteries so that they can raise more money, in particular allowing the minimum percentage contribution to be achieved over three years rather than one.Increase the £10 limit that can be given by a single text donation so that donors who want to can give more.Peter Lewis, chief executive of the IoF, said: Advertisement  53 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

RSF condemns murder of two journalists in Diyala province

first_img Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more Unidentified gunmen shot reporter Saif Talal and cameraman Hassan Al-Anbaki after stopping their car near Muqdadiyah, a city about 30 km outside the provincial capital. They were on their way back from a reporting trip to Muqdadiyah, where they had been accompanied by a senior security official.Talal and Anbaki had gone there to investigate a series of fires in mosques and homes the previous day following an attack on a café.“We deplore the murder of these two Iraqi journalists,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East bureau. “This shocking double murder must not go unpunished. Iraq is a minefield for journalists. We urge the authorities to conduct an independent investigation in order to solve this crime and bring those responsible to justice. And we offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families.”Ali Wajih, who is Al-Sharqiya’s news director and heads its London bureau, told RSF this was the second time Talal had been directly targeted by gunmen. This first was in 2013.“It is now clear that the government is unable to guarantee the safety of independent journalists in Iraq, including those working for Al-Sharqiya, who are persecuted by Islamic State and by other armed groups that are protected by the authorities and certain influential sectors within the political class,” Wajih said.“Al-Sharqiya appeals to the United Nations, human rights organizations and the ambassadors of foreign countries with an interest in Iraqi affairs to assume their legal and moral responsibilities.”Journalists are often targeted in connection with their work in Iraq, where the security climate is very unstable. Al-Sharqiya, which no longer has any bureau in Iraq since 2007, has lost more than ten journalists in connection with their work since the station’s launch in 2003.Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s murder of two Iraqi journalists employed by Al-Sharqiya, a privately-owned satellite TV channel, in Diyala, a province northeast of Baghdad. Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more January 12, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF condemns murder of two journalists in Diyala province to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Comparing individual and spatial influences on foraging behaviour in Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella

first_imgWe investigated intra-specific and geographic variation in the behaviour of female Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella by serially sampling 11 individuals throughout their breeding season using satellite tracking, time-depth recorders and radio transmitters. There was significant variation between individuals in trip durations and the maximum distance reached from the breeding beach, but not in the direction of travel. We recognised 4 categories of trip duration, depending on the location of foraging: long deep-location, long intermediate-location, short intermediate-location and short shallow-location, based on the maximum distance reached from the breeding beach and the mean depth of water where diving occurred. Trip category accounted for a greater amount of the variation between trips than the identity of the seal. Seals on long deep-location trips spent proportionally less time diving, had a lower dive rate, and dived to shallower depths for shorter durations with less bottom time than seals on short shallow-location trips. There was no significant difference in the total number of dives within trips between trip categories or between individual seals. There was also no significant difference in either the mean size of krill taken by individual seals or the incidence of fishes in their diet. These data suggest there is a strong individual component to where a seal forages especially in terms of the distance it travels from the breeding beach. However, we suggest that it is where an individual forages, not who that individual is, that determines how it will behave in terms of its diving. While individual seals may exploit areas of previous feeding success, their diving behaviour within these areas is likely to be determined by the spatial and temporal distribution of the prey within them.last_img read more

County Police Chiefs Association President Sworn In

first_imgCape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced the swearing in of Chief of County Detectives Paul S. Skill as the president of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association.The ceremony took place on Saturday evening, Feb. 8, at La Finestra Ristorante in Sea Isle City.Skill and other members of the executive board of the Chiefs Association were sworn in by Congressman Jeff Van Drew.Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto was sworn in as vice president, Ocean City Police Chief Jay Prettyman was sworn in as treasurer and Stone Harbor Police Chief Thomas Schutta was sworn in as secretary.Skill and the new members of the executive board were congratulated by First Legislative District Senator Michael Testa and Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton, Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard Desiderio, County Administrator Beth Bozzelli, Middle Township Mayor Timothy Donahue and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner, the president of the N.J. State Chiefs Association, along with other local and state dignitaries and former chiefs of police.The Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association includes all of the municipal police chiefs within Cape May County along with the county Prosecutor’s Office, the county Sheriff’s Department, the county police academy, the station commander of the Woodbine State Police barracks, the troop commander of the Delaware River and Bay Authority and federal partners FBI, DEA and U.S. Secret Service.The association meets monthly to coordinate training and law enforcement activities throughout Cape May County. From left, Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto, Ocean City Police Chief Jay Prettyman, Congressman Jeff Van Drew, President of the Chiefs of Police Association Paul S. Skill and Stone Harbor Police Chief Thomas Schutta, seen in a photo from last February, are urging the public to be safe on the holiday weekend. (Photo courtesy Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office)last_img read more

Coffee event challenges the baristas

first_imgThe Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) will hold its Wonderful Coffee event in Copenhagen from 19 to 22 June this year. The event will feature an exhibition, conference and series of practical workshops. Talented coffee professionals from more than 50 countries will battle it out in competitions, including the World Barista Championship and the World Latte Art Championship.The SCAE will hold its AGM, and there will be two parties and an awards dinner rounding off the event. The association – run by volunteers – aims to help develop skills and industry understanding in coffee professionals.last_img

$1.8 milion in grants being used to connect South Bend students to the internet

first_img (“170 – Typing” by Hillary, CC BY-SA 2.0) With schools relying heavily on students being able to connect to the internet this school year there is some good news for families that need help.South Bend Mayor James Mueller, Superintendent Todd Cummings and enFocus will use $1.8 million in grants to help families-in-need get internet access through the “Citywide Classroom South Bend” initiative.The aim is to create seamless connectivity across the City, no matter where young learners are. Free at-home Internet packages and mobile WiFi hotspots will be provided to households in need. Free community WiFi will be expanded through the program.The City of South Bend released the following information about the effort:A partnership between the City of South Bend, enFocus, and the South Bend Community School Corporation will administer more than $1.8 million in grant funding to provide free and reduced-cost home internet for eligible student households and expand community WiFi.The Citywide Classroom South Bend initiative aims to create seamless connectivity across the City, no matter where young learners are. Free at-home Internet packages and mobile WiFi hotspots will be provided to in-need SBCSC households,  and free community WiFi will be expanded.The urgency of bridging the digital divide has become even more clear during the shift to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor James Mueller. “This program will help connect South Bend’s kids with reliable internet access at home so they can continue their education.”The grant money is being provided through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) program, which is focused on improving remote learning opportunities for Hoosiers.“The idea behind Citywide Classroom South Bend was that we need to provide a suite of resources to students so that they can learn from anywhere in the city.” said Denise Linn Riedl, Chief Innovation Officer. “At-home internet will anchor student e-learning, but hotspots will be their portable option and community access points will supplement as well.”  “Household connectivity ensures every student can learn in the current remote environment. This initiative will bring resources to students with the greatest need as early as this fall” said Gillian Shaw, Program Director of Research and Development at enFocus Information on the application process for SBCSC families will be made available over the coming weeks. “The City, South Bend Schools and enFocus are committed to working collaboratively to deliver innovative solutions that serve the needs our community,” said Andrew Wiand, enFocus Executive Director.According to the 2018 5-year American Community Survey data, about 30 percent of households in South Bend do not have a broadband connection.  Facebook IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+ By Jon Zimney – September 9, 2020 2 371 Facebook Google+ $1.8 milion in grants being used to connect South Bend students to the internet WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleLots of COVID-19 related changes in place for upcoming Colts gamesNext articleFire Departments plan annual bell ringing event for 9-11 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Culture and community come together

first_imgHarvard students took the stage at the Harvard Ed Portal for Cultural Connections, an event celebrating diversity with a multicultural panorama of performance.The Harvard Passus Step Team, modern Nigerian dancers Omo Naija, the Harvard Breakers, and the Mariachi Véritas band came out for the second annual family friendly event on March 4.The Harvard Breakers showed off a variety of moves, breaking, popping, and locking for the enthusiastic crowd. Children in the audience stood on their parents’ laps to better see their fluid, contortions.Members of Mariachi Veritas performed traditional Mexican music. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerLily Lin ’17, an Allston native, is the club’s president. Taking questions from the audience after the performance, she said the club includes people who have been dancing for more than a decade and some who just started this year.“Transitioning from high school to Harvard was a little difficult, but dance was the one thing that was constant,” Lin said. “When you dance, all that tension goes away — it’s wonderful for dealing with stress.”Robinson “Conan” Le, the Breakers’ coach and a Dorchester native, said the dance form originated as a way to be creative and defuse tensions.“It came out of the Bronx in the 1970s as a way for the youth, who were surrounded by a lot of gang life,” he said. “It was a way for them to express themselves and battle it out without violence, and it’s now an international art form.”Mariachi Véritas de Harvard performed songs celebrating life in the heartlands of Mexico. Asked what drew him to mariachi music, Norman Storer ’19, who plays the vihuela, said it was a chance to explore the music he’d heard all his life.“There’s this intense obsession with mariachi music in Puerto Rico, where I’m from, so I grew up with it,” Storer said. “One day I was at an activities fair at Harvard, and I saw these guys dressed up in the mariachi outfits … and I just thought, oh, man, this is my chance!”Omo Naija, a modern Nigerian dance troupe, connected through its energy and grace. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerOmo Naija, founded in 2015, showcased the diversity in African dance styles, fusing modern music and moves with traditional Nigerian steps. Ugo Aguwa ’19, one of the founders of the team, said, “It’s a lot of work, but [the group] has developed a real sisterhood. It was great to be here, and performing for all the kids was really fun.”Vanya Zvonar ’16 said the Harvard Passus step group requires intense practice, meeting for several hours each week to perfect the dynamic, intricate moves. Originally from the South End in Boston, Zvonar said she began stepping when she was a junior in high school. She and Anthony Morgan ’16, from Atlanta, founded Passus just two years ago.Asked by a child how they remembered the intricate movements, Morgan echoed other performers, saying the key was consistent practice.“It’s just practicing as a team,” he said. “Doing it over and over and over again, it kind of becomes second nature. But you have to work at it!”Tucker Thompson of Brighton was one of the many people who brought relatives out for the event.“My whole family belongs to the Ed Portal, and when we heard about it, we thought it would be fun,” he said. “They did such a great job, and it was great that there were so many different cultures represented — there was so much variety in the performance. We really enjoyed it.”last_img read more

SpaceX’s 2nd Starship test flight ends with another kaboom

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s second full test flight of its bullet-shaped Starship has ended in another fiery crash landing. Elon Musk’s company launched its latest Starship prototype from the southeastern tip of Texas on Tuesday. The shiny stainless steel rocket reached its intended altitude of more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico. Everything seemed to be going well as Starship flipped on its side and began its descent. But it never managed to straighten itself back up for a landing and slammed into the ground just like the previous Starship did back in December. Musk is developing Starship to carry people to Mars.last_img

Students cheer on NFL teams

first_imgOn a night featuring two prestigious teams in professional sports battling on the field, big budget commercials and a rocking half time show, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. Sophomore Packers fan Sam Mitchell said he felt pure ecstasy following the Packer’s victory. “It is just exuberance,” Mitchell said. “It was a tremendous game, but the best team won, and congrats to Green Bay.” Mitchell said the triumph was particularly sweet because of the low expectations for the No. 6 seeded Packers. “We overcame so much adversity over the course of the season. Some injuries, a lot of people counted us out in the middle of the season,” he said. “We stayed focus and we knew could do it.” Junior Steelers fan Nick Grasberger said while the game was fun to watch, the Pittsburgh loss was a tough pill to swallow. “It was fun [to watch]. There was no one I would rather have then Ben [Roethlisberger] at the end of the game, but it wasn’t our year, I guess,” he said. Despite the loss, Grasberger said he expects the Steelers to fair better next season. He also said Pittsburgh remains the top NFL franchise in terms of Super Bowl victories. “We’re going to win next year,” he said. “We have six [Super Bowls]. [Green Bay] has four.” Junior Sara Teising said watching the Packers, her favorite team, in the big game made for a special Super Bowl experience. “It makes it super intense. I feel like I am part of it. I have been preparing for it all day,” she said. “I’m watching with friends at a house and eating food. We’ve been looking forward to this.” Teising said being a Green Bay fan runs in her family’s blood. “My grandpa was a Packers fan, so there is some sentimentality to watching. He taught me well.” Sophomore Emily Hefferon said she enjoyed watching the Super Bowl for the social experience it entailed. “The Super Bowl is such a weird tradition if you think about it. We eat a ton of food while we watch big dudes run around in spandex,” she said. “At the same time, it’s so great and classic American.” Senior Ian Heraty said he enjoyed the competitive action on the field, despite not being a fan of either team. “I’m glad it was a good game. It seemed like Pittsburgh was out of it but they did a good job of coming back.” Sophomore Patty Walsh said she hoped for a Steelers win. As a Chicago Bears fan, she said she is not fond of either team. “I loathe the Steelers slightly less, so I’m rooting against the Packers,” Walsh said. “The only way I’d really be happy is if they both lost.” When it came to entertainment for the show, Walsh said she was surprised at how the commercials failed to entertain her. “I think because [the game] is projected to have some of the highest viewership ever for anything on television, a lot is riding on the commercials and they have not been up to snuff,” she said. “Maybe they should have paid their creative teams more.” Sophomore Margaret Bellon said while she was not a fan of either team, she was drawn to watch for other reasons. “I always like watching football, but both of these teams aren’t my favorite, so I don’t really have that much of an interest in this game,” she said. “I am enjoying watching the commercials though.” Junior John Rozema said he was also drawn to the game for the commercials. He said the off field conduct of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was suspended earlier in the season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, drew him to root for Green Bay. “Honestly, I’m really just watching for the commercials. I have no particular attachment to either team,” he said. “My only opinion is that I don’t care for Roethlisberger for obvious reasons, so I guess, go Packers.” In addition to the commercials, students watching the game had mixed feelings about the halftime performers, the Black Eyed Peas. Bellon said she was surprised they performed at the game. “I am usually excited for the halftime show but I don’t really know why they chose the Black Eyed Peas,” she said. Heraty said while the music of the Black Eyed Peas did not hold much appeal to him, the group made up with their theatricality. He said their backup dancers with light-up costumes were especially entertaining. “There were a lot of elements of the performance that were significantly better than the music,” he said. “Basically, I liked the glow-people.” Hefferon said regardless of why one watched the game, the Super Bowl is a bonding event for students and America overall. “Whether you are watching for the football or the commercials or because everyone else is, you’re still participating in an awesome and unique experience,” she said.last_img read more