Add social networking sites to internet use policy, charities urged

first_imgAdd social networking sites to internet use policy, charities urged Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 7 December 2006 | News Voluntary sector legal and governance trainer Sandy Adirondack has urged charities to consider drawing up a policy on staff and volunteers’ access while at work to social networking sites such as MySpace.com and Bebo.com.In her latest legal update by email she suggests charity sector employers ensure that they cover not just blogging but also social networking sites in their Internet Use Policies.In particular she points out that use of such sites by staff can pose security risks. Malicious code can be concealed within files such as videos or sound shared by users on these sites. Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis While frequently updated anti-spyware and anti-virus programmes will probably protect charities and organisations, staff still need to be educated and advised on whether the charity will permit them to use such sites in work time. 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

Christchurch residents still facing problems with prostitutes working in suburbia

first_imgStuff co.nz 11 April 2018Christchurch residents still have prostitutes working outside their St Albans homes, five months after the city council decided against introducing a bylaw to curb the activity.The number of sex workers on the corner of Manchester and Purchas streets, a block north of Bealey Ave, has reduced, but residents are still being woken by cars tooting and loud disputes over payment in the early hours of the morning.The Christchurch City Council decided in November last year to form a collaborative community working group to support the relocation of street-based sex workers away from homes north of Bealey Ave.A report, discussed at the council’s regulatory performance committee meeting on Wednesday, said all the street-based sex workers had relocated north of Bealey Ave to south of Bealey Ave, apart from one or two workers who would not budge, despite being encouraged to do so by the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) and other support workers.Matt Bonis, a spokesman for residents living near the corner of Manchester and Purchas streets, said it was incorrect to state the number of sex workers had decreased to one recidivist because there were three or four that regularly turned up, including one in the past three weeks who was there at 3.30pm on a week day.He said the number of sex workers had decreased, as had the nights they were present, but residents in the area were still waking to noise associated with the workers. However, there tended to be only one sex worker on the corner at a time, so the yelling across the street had reduced, he said.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/102951767/christchurch-residents-still-facing-problems-with-prostitutes-working-in-suburbialast_img read more

In Trump they trust

first_imgFollowing last Tuesday’s election results, hundreds of USC students and faculty members, along with local middle school and high school students, marched on Trousdale Parkway to protest President-elect Donald Trump. Protesters gathered in peaceful protest next to Tommy Trojan, holding signs emblazoned with slogans reading “Not my President.” Over the week, thousands of protesters congregated in the streets to rally against Trump, shutting down traffic and making it clear that the President-elect is not their president. The city became a soapbox for the frustrations of liberal and some conservative Americans in response to the recent elections, leaving conservatives at USC feeling stranded and exiled. According to exit poll data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, approximately 55 percent of college-age voters chose Clinton, whereas Trump received only 37 percent of their votes. Like many colleges, USC is a primarily liberal environment, according to an assessment of administrative policies, campus groups and faculty members by Campus Reform. With the country so divided, many conservatives feel that the USC campus cultivates an environment where it is difficult to openly support a conservative candidate.“I had a [Trump] flag in my room,” said Connor Fugman, a junior majoring in business administration. “Somebody actually came into my room, stole the flag, spray painted it and put it in a toilet stall.” Fugman still doesn’t know who did it, making him worry that it could’ve been one of his friends. Mike Feehan, a junior majoring in business administration, had a similar experience. He was wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap at a fraternity party, when people started grabbing it from his head and yelling “F-ck Trump.”Feehan retrieved his hat and put it back on, but when he turned around, someone else took it off his head again.He found his hat the next day stepped on and ruined.It was a small incident in the course of a tumultuous election cycle, but for Feehan, it made him realize his opinions weren’t welcome at USC. With party politics dividing the nation, the sentiment crossing partisan lines is a deep fear of the opposing side.According to a Pew Research Center poll, 86 percent of Democrats view Republicans unfavorably and 41 percent see Republicans as a threat to this nation. The same poll also stated that 91 percent of Republicans view Democrats unfavorably and 45 percent see Democrats as a threat to the nation. This tension captures the sentiments of a frustrated America where many are realizing that their neighbor might not see eye-to-eye with their own beliefs.With opinions falling outside the popular range of the political spectrum on campus, in addition to being in a liberal environment, some students find it challenging to express themselves for fear of being attacked by their peers. This has caused many students to refrain from sharing their thoughts, especially on the Election Night viewing at Wallis Annenberg Hall.“I realized on the day of the election that my friend is a Trump supporter,” said Angela Ho, a junior majoring in fine arts, who attended the Annenberg viewing. “I didn’t want him to cheer in the midst of everyone’s mourning because I knew it would create a strong, negative response. My friend and I were not only afraid of his safety, but ours because we were associated with him.”In the days after the election, classroom political discussions also felt like an unwelcome environment for students with differing political beliefs. “As someone who voted for Trump. I get extremely uncomfortable,” said Jacob Ellenhorn, a USC law student and former president of College Republicans. “The professors make it seem as though his election is a calamity of epic proportions, but I think having a Republican in the White House is good.”Liberals on campus have also noticed the discord, but some said that they hope to work with conservatives on campus to create more discourse.“In this election we certainly learned that we don’t do a good enough job of positively engaging with those with whom we disagree,” said Nick Fiorillo, political director of USC College Democrats. “While as liberals, we need to continue to call out bigotry, prejudice and oppression, we would be well-served to think about how to do this in ways that change minds.”Outside of campus,  Trump supporters also feel attacked online. It is difficult for Feehan to feel accepted in a political environment, even on the internet.“The sad truth is there’s too many times where I have had people who have unfriended me off of Facebook just because I said I support Trump,” Feehan said. However, Feehan is not afraid to express his opinions and support for a Trump presidency.“I guess some of my friends might feel that way,” Feehan said. “But, I know what I believe in and could [not] care less if others don’t want to be my friends or want to challenge me.”Despite Trump’s comments on sexual assault, immigration and race — which received criticism from many millennials — there is still a large number of college-aged students who strongly advocate for him.“I am tired of the political establishment. I do not want a politician in office anymore, I want to build a wall to protect our nation,” Feehan said. “I value the economy, and I feel Trump has proven business experience to make it great again, and I want taxes to be lowered which they will be under his presidency.”Political tensions are high in Los Angeles, a city with largely Democratic leanings, and the separation between a variety of stances has not been reconciled after the outcome of the election. But conservatives on campus are hopeful that as time goes on, their fellow students will begin to be more understanding and accepting of their viewpoints.“The Democrats and Republicans are too far apart on important issues, but hopefully that will change,” Feehan said. “Time heals tension. Time will heal everything.”last_img read more

Syracuse takes down Notre Dame in 5 sets to improve to 3-1 in ACC

first_imgSyracuse (12-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) won its second five-set match of the season on Sunday against Notre Dame (5-11, 0-4).Seniors Monika Salkute and Nicolette Serratore led the Orange with 19 kills each and Gosia Wlaszczuck tallied a career-high 58 assists as the Orange pushed its road record to 6-1.The first set captured the tone for the match as neither team could take a lead.After taking a 14-13 lead on a kill by Salkute, the Orange held the lead until two attack errors by Serratore and Silvi Uattara allowed the Fighting Irish to even the score at 23.The two teams traded points until the Fighting Irish won the set 28-26 on one of Sydney Kuhn’s 13 kills.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNotre Dame controlled most of the second set as the Orange held the lead only once before tying the score at 19. After subbing in Salkute, Uattara, Mariia Levanova and Jalissa Trotter, the Orange won six of the next eight points to win 25-21.Notre Dame started off fast in the third set, taking 10 of the first 15 points and holding the largest lead of the match at seven.The Orange fought back after two Serratore kills in a row brought the set to a 15-point tie. Later in the third set, the Fighting Irish were one point away from taking a 2-1 lead in sets when Salkute exploded with three kills in four points to tie the set at 25.The Orange took the next two points and the set on two Notre Dame errors.The Fighting Irish won the fourth set 25-21, setting up a fifth-set tiebreaker.The Orange was in control of the shorter 15-point set until Notre Dame took its first lead 13-12. However, a Salkute kill tied the game at 13.After a 226-point match, the Orange came out with a 15-13 win on a kill by Levanova.After the short road trip, Syracuse will try to stay undefeated at home taking on Pittsburgh Friday. Comments Published on October 4, 2015 at 6:41 pm Contact Jack: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LeBron James, Lakers defeat Dallas Mavericks with dominant defense

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAs in their early season success, defense was a hallmark of the Lakers’ victory: They held the No. 1 offense in the NBA to just 36% shooting.Davis was questionable with a shoulder injury ahead of the game, but looked no worse for the wear with 23 points and 8 rebounds. While a recent groin injury has kept James from being his most explosive self, a run of precision passing continued with 13 assists on a night when he was just 3 for 10 shooting (13 points).James became just the ninth player to rack up 9,000 assists — a testament to his longevity and sustained production.“I just try to stay as fresh, as positive as possible during this marathon,” James said. “Definitely don’t take it for granted.”Doncic had a team-high 19 points and 7 assists, but required 14 shots to get there. He also had six turnovers against a surprisingly swarming Lakers defense that recently had lost its edge.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It was, perhaps, appropriate that James’ own Lakers’ predecessor, Kobe Bryant, sat courtside across from the Lakers bench with his daughter Gianna. In between timeouts when he was approached by all manner of Staples Center elite — Rich Paul, Urban Meyer, Rob Pelinka and many of the players — Bryant played the role of dutiful fan, including applause as his old teammate Dwight Howard lit up the rim (6 for 7, 15 points).Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also strung together another strong bench performance with 19 points, including four 3-pointers.Both teams were on the second night of a back-to-back, the Lakers having flown in from Portland and the Mavericks arriving from San Francisco. But Dallas dragged more, coughing up 19 turnovers that the Lakers cashed in for 25 points.The Lakers pulled ahead gradually, outscoring the Lakers in every quarter except the last.It wrapped up a difficult December slate against some of the best teams in the NBA. The Lakers finished 9-5 in the month, avenging one of those losses from when they played the Mavericks on the first day of the month at Staples Center.“I feel good about it, but got a lot to learn as well,” Davis said. “From the games we lost, but the games we won as well. We gotta get better.” PreviousDallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic shoots a layup past Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 108-95. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell, left, looks to pass after grabbing a loose ball from Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard reacts after dunking against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James shoots against Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, center, and forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) defends Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) dunks against Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots against the Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant acknowledges the crowd during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic shoots a layup past Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 108-95. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)ExpandLOS ANGELES — A day ahead of his 35th birthday, LeBron James wasn’t in the mood to cede the day to one of his heirs apparent.Luka Doncic, an early MVP candidate, already gave the Lakers two of their stiffest tests so far this season, but by the fourth quarter, he was standing near James, his longtime idol at the scorer’s table. His Dallas Mavericks were down by 14 with less than five minutes left, and it seemed pretty evident then that they weren’t going to be able to catch up.It’s been a vulnerable two weeks for the Lakers, who suffered their first losing streak of the season and whose stars have dealt with nagging injuries. But with both James and Davis healthy on Sunday night, a 108-95 defeat of Doncic and upstart Dallas (21-11) restored some shine to the top team in the West.“We understood from the point of attack, that Luka creates so much pressure on the defense, with his scoring, with his ability to playmake, get to the cracks of the defense and make plays,” James said. “We just tried to make it tough on him, but tough on everybody else as well.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more