Government’s e-envoy hears from voluntary sector

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Joe Saxton of the Future Foundation will this afternoon meet with Andrew Pinder, the government’s “e-envoy,” to ask him to ensure that the government considers the voluntary sector’s interests and needs with regard to Internet development. The UK Online initiative, setting out the government’s agenda to support the UK in adopting the Internet effectively, focuses mainly on business and government. Mentions of the voluntary sector are few and far between.Joe Saxton of the Future Foundation will this afternoon meet with Andrew Pinder, the government’s “e-envoy,” to ask him to ensure that the government considers the voluntary sector’s interests and needs with regard to Internet development. Advertisement The UK Online initiative, setting out the government’s agenda to support the UK in adopting the Internet effectively, focuses mainly on business and government. Mentions of the voluntary sector are few and far between. In the minds of the government, therefore, it would appear that, even in 2001, six and a half years after UK Fundraising started publishing on the Web, five years after charities such as Oxfam and UNICEF started accepting secure online donations, that charities’ use of the Internet is not a major concern. That is as much the fault of the voluntary sector, its umbrella bodies and constituent charities, as it is the government. Joe Saxton, speaking this morning at the Charities E-fundraising group meeting, was passionate that this state of affairs is not acceptable. Good luck to Joe in his meeting this afternoon. Joe and the Future Foundation have been working with Horwath Consulting on a major report into charities’ use of the Internet. Virtual Promise: are charities keeping up with the Internet revolution? will be launched at Bloomberg’s on Wednesday 15 February. Interested parties are invited to attend and should contact Joe Saxton for details of availability. Find out more about the launch from UK Fundraising’s events diary. Howard Lake | 6 February 2001 | News Government’s e-envoy hears from voluntary sector 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. read more

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Virgin London Marathon 2012 runners raise record £52.8m

Virgin London Marathon 2012 runners raise record £52.8m Tagged with: Events Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 September 2012 | News Runners in April’s Virgin London Marathon raised £52.8 million for good causes, bringing the total raised since the race began in 1981 to £610.7 million.This is the sixth consecutive year that London Marathon runners have broken the Guinness World Record for charity fundraising at a single annual event.This year’s run, which took place on 22 April 2012, featured a record 36,705 runners who finished the course. According to the organisers, 74% of them were raising money for good causes.Virgin London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher said: “This is an especially impressive total and the fact that this figure increased again for the sixth year in a row, despite the well publicised economic woes, shows just how committed our runners are to raising funds for good causes”.London Marathon fundraising totals2007 £46.5 million2008 £46.7 million2009 £47.2 million2010 £50.6 million2011 £51.8 million2012 £52.8 millionVirgin London Marathon 2013Next year’s Virgin London Marathon takes place on Sunday 21 April 2013. The official charities will be Age UK and YouthNet.www.runforit.org.ukPhoto: Pablo Gomez on Flickr.com Advertisement  37 total views,  1 views today 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. read more

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First Hospice Retail Awards winners announced

first_img Tagged with: Awards Trading Kath Bright, Retail Team Leader at Earl Mountbatten Hospice said: “Collaboration and communication have been key to the success of this project with Earl Mountbatten Hospice keeping the workshop managers up-to-date with positive feedback from our customers. Significantly, the hospice always advertises that the products come from the prison to promote a positive message of our work together which provides a vital link between the local community and prison inmates.”Hospice Retail Staff Member of the YearPhyllis Jones, Retail Manager of St Kentigern Hospice, won the award for Hospice Retail Staff Member of the Year. Based in the coastal town of Abergele in North Wales, Jones has to manage and motivate teams of volunteers in St Kentigern Hospice’s 11 shops, none of which have managers.Since she joined the team eight years ago, the charity’s retail presence has has expanded considerably. She has opened three more charity shops, refurbished another five and set up an EBay shop.Jackie Jeffery, Fundraising Manager at St Kentigern Hospice said: “Phyllis is an inspiration to our volunteers and her co-workers; she keeps a tight ship but is fair to all, and doesn’t expect anyone to do anything she wouldn’t do herself. She will probably go mad, if she finds out that she was nominated, but we feel she totally deserves this award.” First Hospice Retail Awards winners announced 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.  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Some of the most inventive and effective hospice retailers have been recognised in Help the Hospices’ first Hospice Retail Awards. The winners received their awards at the Help the Hospices Retail Conference 2013 in Birmingham last weekMost Inventive Hospice Retail InitiativeEarl Mountbatten Hospice Prison Products Project won the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative. The idea came about by chance from a tour of HMP Isle of Wight by Earl Mountbatten Hospice staff, when they spotted a workshop in which concrete garden ornaments were being made.The inmates’ creations have been sold via the hospice’s shops on the Isle of Wight since March 2012. Over 1,000 items have been sold, including garden ornaments, plants, metal plant stands, wooded planters and bespoke wooden garden benches. The inmates gave been given the opportnity to learn new skills and feel that they have been able to put something back into the community. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 May 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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GOP Just Keeps Pushing Financial Reform

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / GOP Just Keeps Pushing Financial Reform Financial Reform Financial Stability Oversight Council H.R. 3340 U.S. House of Representatives 2016-04-19 Brian Honea Subscribe Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago GOP Just Keeps Pushing Financial Reform Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Financial Reform Financial Stability Oversight Council H.R. 3340 U.S. House of Representatives Republicans have been trying to chip away at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ever since it was passed nearly six years ago, and they have been making some headway in the last month.The latest victory for the GOP in their fight against Dodd-Frank came in the House of Representatives recently when H.R. 3340, known as the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) Reform Act, passed by a vote of 239 to 179. The bill was introduced by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota) in July 2015 and it passed in the House Financial Services Committee in November.The FSOC, which was created by Dodd-Frank in 2010 along with the Office of Financial Research (OFR), has the power to designate certain financial institutions as “systemically important,” which increases the regulatory burdens for those institutions. H.R. 3340 amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010 and requires the budgets of both the FSOC and the OFR subject to the annual appropriations process; it also establishes requirements for reports and a public notice and comment period.“I am a firm believer in a transparent and accountable government, and if a federal institution is failing to meet these fundamental criteria, Congress needs to fix it,” Emmer said. “Unfortunately, FSOC and OFR currently operate in the shadows, outside of the usual congressional oversight and the democratic process. I cannot stand by while businesses that had nothing to do with the 2008 financial crisis are being unjustly burdened with new regulations that result in Americans paying higher prices for essential financial products like home mortgages, as well as education, auto and business loans.”“I am a firm believer in a transparent and accountable government, and if a federal institution is failing to meet these fundamental criteria, Congress needs to fix it.”Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota)Emmer continued, “Over the years, Congress has given much of its authority to unelected bureaucrats but this legislation returns the Constitutional ‘power of the purse’ back to Congress. Not only will this legislation reduce mandatory spending by $1.3 billion over the next ten years, but it will make FSOC and OFR transparent and accountable to the American people. Subjecting these entities to the congressional appropriations process, enhancing OFR quarterly reporting requirements and allowing Americans to weigh in on OFR rules and regulations gives Congress the tools it needs to provide the proper oversight of FSOC and OFR.”H.R. 3340, like most proposed legislation that involves financial reform that rolls back Dodd-Frank, passed with an almost exclusively partisan vote. Out of the 239 yeas, only one Democrat voted in favor of it (Rep. Henry Cuellar from Texas), and out of the 179 nays, only one Republican voted against it (Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina).The passage of H.R. 3340 in the House is the latest in a series of setbacks for Dodd-Frank. Last week, the House Financial Services Committee passed a bill to repeal Dodd-Frank’s bailout fund for large, complex financial institutions. At the same time, the Committee passed a bill to put the CFPB’s spending on a budget in an attempt to make the Bureau more accountable to taxpayers.In late March, a judge dealt a blow to Dodd-Frank and the FSOC when she ordered the “systemically important” designation to be removed from insurance provider MetLife. The FSOC designated MetLife as a nonbank systemically important institution in December 2014 and MetLife had fought to have it removed since.  Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea April 19, 2016 1,272 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Why Will Principal Reduction Benefit So Few Borrowers? Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/20/2016 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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6,521 new Covid-19 cases and 10 death confirmed

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook 6,521 new Covid-19 cases and 10 death confirmed Homepage BannerNews Another 6,521 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.Another 10 people have also died with the virus.In Donegal, 187 additional cases have been reported.The 14 day incidence rate in the county currently stands at 1145.2 per 100,000 people.The number of people in hospital with coronavirus has risen once again, to 1,043, with 96 in intensive care. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleINMO warn staffing levels in ‘freefall’Next articleOutrage at latest string of fly tipping incidents in west Donegal News Highland By News Highland – January 7, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: The CDC Recommends Organizers Cancel Or Postpone Events With 50 People…

first_imgA state-by-state breakdown of US coronavirus cases By Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone, CN(CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.The agency said these gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies.“Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities,” the CDC said in its new guidelines.The CDC recommended organizers “cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.” The recommendation does not apply to some organizations like schools or businesses. The CDC Recommends Organizers Cancel Or Postpone Events With 50 People Or More For 8 Weeks The new guidance underscores just how much life in the United States will change as the country continues to fight the outbreak, and as officials nationwide order more schools, bars and restaurants to close.“For a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. “We have to just accept that if we want to do what’s best for the American public.”There are at least 3,482 coronavirus cases in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington DC, according to government agencies and the CDC. At least 65 people have died. West Virginia remains the only state without any confirmed cases. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Pro-Shot Video Of Aqueous, Joel Cummins, And Vinnie Amico’s “Kid Charlemagne” From SCAMP

first_imgOne of the most talked-about highlights in the wake of the annual Summer Camp Music Festival this Memorial Day has been groove rock quartet Aqueous‘s Thursday, 5/25 sunset performance. The set was the first of two full-band slots over the course of the festival (guitarist Mike Gantzer also joined Umphrey’s McGee member Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers for a tribute to Green Day‘s pop-punk classic Dookie), and the Buffalo natives made it count, offering up some incredible improv as well as a couple of very special surprise guests.Summer Camp Music Festival Kicks Off With Massive Thursday Pre-Party [Photos]The previously-planned Dookie set turned out to not be the only Aqueous/Umphrey’s crossover of the weekend, as Aqueous was joined by Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins and moe. drummer Vinnie Amico for a funky run through Steely Dan‘s 1976 hit “Kid Charlemagne.” Today, Aqueous has finally released pro-shot video of the Umphreys/moe. collaboration, so we can all relive the surprise sit-in in full multi-camera HD. You can check Joel and Vinnie’s guest appearance with Aqueous at Summer Camp below, via the band’s YouTube page:SETLIST: Aqueous | Summer Camp Music Festival | 5/25/17SET 1: Skyway > Origami1 > Second Sight, Kid Charlemagne2 3, Triangle > Strange TimesNOTES:1 Unfinished2 First Time Played, Steely Dan Cover3 Featuring Vinnie Amico (moe.) on drums, Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee) on keyboards[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.] Although collaborations like this double-trouble sit-in at Summer Camp tend to be rare, fans will have the chance to see some brand new Aqueous/Umphrey’s McGee crossover action next Friday, July 7th, Umphrey’s McGee will return to Central Park’s SummerStage, with Aqueous serving as the band’s opening act. Immediately following the SummerStage performance, fans will head downtown to the Highline Ballroom, where Aqueous will host their own headlining official late-night show featuring help from Joel Cummins and his Umphrey’s bandmate, guitarist Jake Cinninger.  Tickets are still available for both the SummerStage show and the Highline Ballroom late-night.last_img read more

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Taliban on diplomatic blitz after Afghan peace talks stall

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have been on a diplomatic blitz since peace talks with the Afghan government stalled in Qatar last month and the Biden administration said it plans to review a U.S.-Taliban agreement signed last February. The flurry of activity included Taliban visits to Iran and Moscow, and a planned trip to Turkey. It comes as the government’s negotiating team warned that if the Taliban fail to resume the talks, the government would recall its team from Doha before a deal is reached. A Taliban official says the talks in Qatar stalled after the insurgents demanded guarantees of an “Islamic system” while the government side demanded Taliban embrace the government and agree to a cease fire.last_img

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Ukraine shuts TV channels owned by Russia-friendly tycoon

first_imgKYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has shut several television channels owned by a Russia-linked magnate in what the nation’s president has described as a move to fight Kremlin propaganda. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Wednesday that stopping the broadcasts and blocking the assets of the three channels was a “difficult” but necessary decision to counter “propaganda financed by the aggressor country.” The now-blocked 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK channels belong to a businessman with personal ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The businessman says he will appeal the broadcast ban. Ukraine has been locked in a tug of war with Russia, which annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and cast its support behind pro-Moscow insurgents in eastern Ukraine.last_img

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Biden to head to Delaware as CDC recommends avoiding travel

first_imgPresident Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Delaware over the weekend, his first out-of-town trip since taking office.,The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans forgo travel as the coronavirus pandemic rages.,Biden, who has a home outside Wilmington, Delaware, has made getting the pandemic under control the central focus of the early weeks of his presidency.,The White House announced Biden’s plans for travel Thursday evening. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment about why the president was traveling.,The CDC current guidance recommends that “you do not travel at this time.”last_img

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