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Some older people concerned about fundraising tactics, says NI report

first_imgSome older people concerned about fundraising tactics, says NI report Howard Lake | 28 October 2016 | 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. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Northern Ireland Research / statistics  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  77 total views,  1 views today A new report, ‘The Unsettling Truth,’ published by the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI) has revealed that 4% of respondents, the equivalent of 14,320 older people, had encountered problems in relation to their contributions to charity.The survey of 1,000 people looked at the issue of financial abuse of older people. This included theft, withholding pension or benefits, and exerting pressure around wills, property or inheritance.Two per cent said they were victims of a scam involving giving money to a bogus charity and 2% believed they may have been a victim of this kind of scam. 3% disclosed that they were persuaded to contribute beyond their means to churches or charities and a further 1% suspect that this had occurred.Chief Charity Commissioner for Northern Ireland (CCNI), Tom McGrath, said the COPNI report was a sharp reminder to everyone of the need to undertake some simple checks when giving to charity.Mr McGrath said:“While incidents of fraudulent fundraising may be rare, they do occur, and they can have a devastating impact on people who believe they are giving to a good cause, only to find they have been scammed. They also have a damaging impact on public trust and confidence in the charity sector as a whole”.Mr McGrath said it was important that everyone understands the basic checks they can take to ensure they are giving to a bona fide charity and what they can do if they believe they are contributing beyond their means.Amongst the top ten giving tips provided by CCNI was to check if the charity was registered, try not to feel pressure to give a higher amount than you want, don’t give in to persistent requests for funding and to ask how the donation will be spent.The report, Financial Abuse of Older People in Northern Ireland: The Unsettling Truth, can be downloaded in PDF from COPNI.last_img read more

Nadja Tesich

first_imgNadja TesichPolitical activist, author, poet and filmmaker Nadja Tesich was born in Užice, Serbia, Yugoslavia, in 1939 and died Feb. 20 in New York City. She lived her life outspoken and full of righteous rage at the enormous destruction of U.S. wars and the glaring injustice and inequality that surrounded her. She felt collective pain personally, even physically, and identified with defenseless people targeted on the other side of the world or someone passing her on a busy street.Nadja came to all events wearing always a splash of red — whether a red beret, red scarf or red jacket, or bearing red carnations. She loved Cuba and often said it was the only place she felt she could breathe.At a memorial for Nadja on May 29, her family, friends and political comrades expressed the rainbow of ways she touched them. We remember her for her political activism, starting from defending the National Liberation Front of Vietnam in the 1960s.From the beginning days of the International Action Center, Nadja was part of IAC life. She had fought against U.S. wars in Vietnam, coups in Congo, Chile and Greece; she was active in the mass demonstrations against the Iraq War in 1991 and again in 2003.Nadja was even more intense in our common work attempting to defend her homeland, Yugoslavia, from an unrelenting assault by the imperialist governments of Western Europe and the United States. Tragically for most of the peoples of the Balkans, these years ended with the imposed disintegration of a once-sovereign socialist country into a half-dozen mini-states, now neocolonies of the NATO powers. At meetings, teach-ins and major rallies on Yugoslavia, Nadja was a driving force and a tortured soul of everything we did.Tesich, whose family emigrated from Yugoslavia to the U.S. when she was a young teenager, has had four novels published: “Shadow Partisan” in 1996, “Native Land” in 1998, “To Die in Chicago” in 2010 and “Far from Vietnam” in 2012.It is particularly striking to read “Shadow Partisan” and “To Die in Chicago” one after the other. The novels contrast on a close and personal level a hopeful coming-of-age in newly socialist Yugoslavia in the late 1940s with a cleareyed immigrant’s view of U.S. racism and a consumer-driven society without a future in the 1950s.While studying in Paris in the 1960s, she worked in film as an actor and assistant to Eric Rohmer for the documentary, “Nadja in Paris.” She taught film at Brooklyn College in New York.We should end with Nadja speaking in her own words, from her chapter in one of the IAC’s books, “NATO in the Balkans”:“I was born in Serbia and have returned there every year, and I have also lived in France and in New York City most of my adult life. And most of my adult life, as a participant and as observer, I have opposed U.S. aggressions, murders, embargoes, wars. Some hidden, others less so.Everything the U.S. does elsewhere — chaos and destabilization — it does equally at home. … It’s an amoral, mechanical monster whose heart is the beat of Wall Street. Up and down it goes. More and more it needs and it’s never enough. … Still it can be resisted. I remain optimistic. Machines break, after all.”She often signed her messages “For our struggles now and for tomorrows that will sing!”Nadja is survived by her son, Stefan; her sister-in-law, Rebecca; her grandchildren, Cole and Kaia;, her niece, Amy; and her many comrades in the struggle for peace, justice and socialism.Nadja Tesich ¡Presente!This article was adapted from IAC co-director Sara Flounder’s presentation at the memorial on May 29.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Help for blogger who lost job and home for criticising chemical company

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution July 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Help for blogger who lost job and home for criticising chemical company News February 6, 2021 Find out more to go further Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Help for blogger who lost job and home for criticising chemical companyReporters Without Borders is helping Tamer Mabrouk, a blogger based in the Egyptian city of Port Said who was fined more than 6,000 euros in May for allegedly defaming an Egyptian company, Trust Chemical Industries, by posting entries in his blog (http://elhakika.blogspot.com) about its dumping of untreated waste water. “I wanted to create a blog, above all to denounce corruption in Egypt,” Mabrouk said. “It was an attack on President Mubarak in Port Said that made me start the blog, because there was big difference between the official story and what actually happened (…) I then denounced the abuses by Trust Chemical Industries and the problems quickly started. The police arrested the owner of the company that sold me the website. The site is nowadays under surveillance by the police, who can block it and ban it whenever they like”“Then I was threatened with eviction from the apartment I was renting. My wife and I were forced to move because we were put under a lot of pressure. As I had been fired by Trust Chemical Industries, I could no longer pay my rent.”The funds provided by Reporters Without Borders have helped Mabrouk and his family to cope for a few months with the problems caused by his blog posts and his refusal to be intimidated. As well as losing his job with Trust Chemical Industries, he was ordered to pay a fine that is 100 times the average monthly wage. And now he is finding it hard to get a new job because of his reputation for being outspoken.“None of this changes my desire to continue blogging, despite the threats I get,” Mabrouk said. “It is not a personal matter, it is a fight for freedom of expression. It is also a way for me to defend my country against completely unscrupulous companies.” News Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt February 1, 2021 Find out more News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Video in Arabic and French : January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more A closure order issued by the Tehran public prosecutor on 17 January was confirmed today by the Committee for Press Authorization and Surveillance (an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), which said it was withdrawing the newspaper’s permit for “insulting Islam.”Mardom Emroz had published only 19 issues. As soon as its launch was announced, conservative media, especially those that support the Revolutionary Guards, began pressing for its closure.They included the ultra-conservative daily Kayhan, Supreme Leader Ali Khameini’s mouthpiece, which also called for the arrest of its journalists, including editor Mohammed Ghoochani.According to Ghoochani, he and his staff decided on the “I am Charlie” front-page before Charlie-Hebdo came out with its latest issue with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the front cover.“This is not the first time that the conservative media, and especially the extremist Kayhan, have ordered a newspaper’s closure and that the judicial authorities and Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have then carried out the order,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“The strategy of these hate media compounds the arbitrary behaviour of government officials, who already have many repressive judicial mechanisms at their disposal for silencing independently-minded media.”One of the world’s most repressive countries as regards freedom of information, Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of Mardom Emroz, a new reformist daily newspaper, for publishing a front-page photo of US actor George Clooney beneath a headline that quoted him as saying “I am Charlie.” News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists to go further News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists January 19, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page News Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Indulge in Love this Valentine’s Day

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Subscribe Enjoy elegant prix-fixe dinners with optional wine pairings at The Terrace and The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, experience Pink Chocolate Afternoon Tea in our Lobby Lounge or sip our signature Valentine’s cocktail at The Tap Room while enjoying the smooth sounds of live jazz.Indulge in a Valentine’s Pink Chocolate Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, including a selection of savory sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream, fruit tarts, mousse torts and crème brûlées. A grand pink chocolate fountain is the heart of the tea, with surrounding chocolate sculptural art. Beverage choices include champagne, and of course a variety of the finest Wedgwood teas.Or alternatively, indulge in a special spa package – select a treatment from the Chuan Spa Valentine’s Day menu and enjoy enhancements like their Tri-Bathing Ritual, Valentine’s Lounge featuring chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne and tea, and a Chuan Spa Element gift.The Langham is located at 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena. Visit www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/pasadena/ for more information. Community News Indulge in Love this Valentine’s Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 11:33 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News Community News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Whether it’s with a special someone, a friend or just yourself, enjoy some extra love this Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway, elegant dinner, Afternoon Tea or an indulgent spa treatment at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.Their Grand Romance package features deluxe overnight accommodations, evening rose petal turndown, breakfast in bed and valet parking. Enjoy a romantic overnight stay and a luxurious breakfast in bed with your special someone. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Data breach investigation

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement Facebook Print Twittercenter_img WhatsApp The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an ongoing investigation into an incident in which sensitive data relating to hundreds of students at the University of Limerick was mistakenly sent to one student.Personal information relating to 363 residents of Kilmurry Village including their bank details and PPS numbers were incorrectly sent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the February 10 the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner was notified of the breach.UL says the breach was a result of human error and the student who received the email has confirmed it’s been deleted. All of the people affected were contacted.The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says their investigation is ongoing and UL is reviewing its procedures to ensure compliance with its data protection obligations.It’s the second data breach in UL is three months.Last November seven students had their personal information and grant applications for the Student Assistance Fund posted on UL’s website in error. NewsBreaking newsData breach investigationBy Bernie English – March 4, 2015 837 Previous articleAlmost 300 School Children Attend HRI’s ‘Go Racing Kids Club’ Education Day at Limerick RacecourseNext articleLIT’s Fitzgibbon Cup breakthrough year recalled as team of 2005 gather for 10the anniversary Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 18th August

first_imgNewsPlayback Twitter Pinterest Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 18th August RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By admin – August 19, 2016 Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Farming3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleSix stages on Day 1 of Ulster RallyNext articleStudents urged to remain positive ahead of CAO Round 1 admin Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Homeowners losing faith in Mica Redress – McDermott

first_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – November 28, 2019 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp The Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District has hit out over ongoing delays to the publication of the Mica redress scheme. Hopes of the scheme being published this side of Christmas are said to be fading fast, with the Taoiseach saying the terms and conditions still being finalised.Cllr Martin McDermott says given the track record of lengthy delays and timelines between previous announcements, there are genuine fears that it could be years yet before any of the affected homes are fixed.He says at this stage homeowners have lost faith:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/marcfgfgdfgdfgtinmica.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Homeowners losing faith in Mica Redress – McDermott Previous articleDisqualified driver caught with fake licence in LetterkennyNext articleGAA Programme – Live from Glenties News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

African-American Leadership Conference reservations top 500

first_img “Rev. King is one of the most powerful, motivating and life-changing speakers on the circuit today,” Jackson said. “She leaves her audiences speechless and challenges people to raise the standard. Through her, the spirit of her father lives on.”Reynolds will be the featured speaker at the Leadership Conference’s closing session at noon on Saturday in the Adams Center Ballroom.“‘Judge Penny’ is an eloquent speaker and television commentator on the most relevant current issues involving law, politics, religion and women and children’s issues,” Jackson said. “She has distinguished herself as a voice of wisdom, reason and change.”The opening session will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Claudia Crosby Theater. Musical entertainment will be by a combined local choir and the Troy University Gospel Choir. You Might Like THE BIG THAW Troy University students built a snowman at Tailgate Terrace. Orlando Pacheco ventured out Thursday morning without a coat. A short-sleeve… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Next UpJackson said the featured speakers, the Rev. Bernice King and Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, are main attractions for the Conference.“They both generate a lot of interest whenever and wherever they speak,” she said.King, who is the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will be the keynote speaker at the opening session at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Claudia Crosby Theater. Latest Stories More than 500 reservations already have been made for the 2014 Leadership Conference Celebrating African-American History Month Feb. 7 and 8 on the campus of Troy University.Shelia Jackson, Troy tourism and public relations director, said the two-day Conference is expected to attract more than 600 community leaders and university students.“The support for this year’s African-American Leadership Conference has been tremendous,” Jackson said. “The support is always outstanding, but, this year, many reservations were made early and that has helped with planning the conference.” On Saturday, the plenary sessions for students and community leaders will be from 8:15 until 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and closing session will be from noon until 1:30 p.m.Tickets are $30 and include the opening, plenary and closing sessions and the luncheon. Tickets may be purchased at the Troy Tourism Office on Market Street in downtown Troy or the Student Development Office in the Trojan Center on the campus of Troy University.For more information, contact Barbara Patterson at 334-670-3204 or Jackson at 670-2283.The African-American Leadership Conference is presented by Troy University and the City of Troy. Primary sponsors of the conference are Walmart, SD James Evangelistic Association and Troy Bank & Trust. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Published 10:45 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 African-American Leadership Conference reservations top 500last_img read more

Stephanie Terry – A Devoted Wife, Loving Mother, Career Woman, Civic Leader, And Dedicated…

first_imgPROFILE OF Stephanie Terry – A Devoted Wife, Loving Mother, Career Woman, Civic Leader, And Dedicated Volunteer  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Stephanie Terry – a devoted wife to Marques, loving mother of three, career woman, civic leader, and dedicated volunteer. Stephanie is currently the Executive Director of the Louis J. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) and has over 15 years’ experience in not-for-profit organization management at various youth-serving organizations in the Evansville area. Since joining the museum 7 years ago, Stephanie and her team have increased visitors, museum membership, raised over $1M for new capital projects, which hasn’t been done since the museum’s capital campaign in 2006, launched a new reduced admission program for low-income families, and established a new professional development program for local businesses to help infuse creative thinking in the workplace. In 2017, the museum was named the Southwest Indiana Chamber Nonprofit of the Year. cMoe is a leader in early childhood development which enables and encourages children to think critically and creatively through play. Children with highly developed cognitive, motor, social and emotional skills are able to reach their full potential and cMoe is a place where parents can bring their children to build those competencies. Stephanie’s strong leadership and vision for cMoe continues to propel the organization to new heights with each passing year.In 2010, Stephanie Terry was appointed to the Vanderburgh County Council to fulfill a vacant seat and approximately six months later she was successfully elected to the position, as the first African American woman to serve on Council. She was re-elected in 2014 and is now serving her second four-year term. In her role on the Vanderburgh County Council, she has taken on county issues with determination and effectiveness. As a councilwoman, she remains supportive of tax phase-ins for new companies and for those expanding- creating jobs; and protecting the Homestead Credit for families to lessen the impact of property taxes. Stephanie was the main voice that called for inter-local agreements to be reviewed annually to ensure all contracts are adhered to. She works diligently with officeholders and county department heads, regardless of political party, to hold the line on spending despite shrinking revenues and the Indiana state-imposed tax caps. When funding for the Human Relations Commission was going to be cut, she fought to protect the department which enforces anti-discrimination laws and promotes equal opportunity. Her voice on the Council has also made a difference in the support provided for the Initiative Based Assistance Program, which provides families assistance for child care expenses and safety net issues such as car repair. Her civic and community works do not stop there; she has served on the board of directors of Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, YWCA, Visiting Nurse Association, City of Evansville Board of Public Safety, and Diversity Lecture Series. Stephanie is also a member of the Commission on Homelessness, The Women’s Hospital Advisory Council and the immediate past president of the Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She also serves on the Association of Children’s Museum board of directors. Stephanie has received numerous awards and recognition for her commitment to service in this community. In 2011, the Evansville Courier & Press named Stephanie a “20 under 40” Emerging Leader. In 2015, she was awarded Soror of the Year by the Midwest Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In 2017, the University of Southern Indiana Multicultural Center recognized her as a Phenomenal Woman and recently, Stephanie was named one of the 2018 Southwest Indiana Chamber Athena finalist. last_img read more