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NCVO members happy with its services to them

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 October 2002 | News Areas which most respondents cited as being examples of effective representation by NCVO were the reform of charity law, the sector’s involvement in the delivery of public services, tax changes to encourage giving and criminal record checks. Both members and non-members commonly associate NCVO with being national in its thinking, professionally run andproviding a strong and effective voice for the sector. Almost 9 out of 10 members of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) think that NCVO is effective inrepresenting the voluntary sector.The findings come from a survey by independent consultants Compass Partnership. Even non-members think NCVO does a good job: most charities and voluntary organisations that have not yet joined the umbrella body agreed, with 71% of non-members voicing their satisfaction. The results are based on the opinions of over 1,200 voluntary organisations. Advertisement NCVO members happy with its services to them  10 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Oil & Gas industry sets up North Sea helicopter memorial fund

 17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A memorial fund has been set up in memory of the 16 men who died in the helicopter accident off the north-east coast of Scotland on 1 April 2009.The North Sea Flight 85N Memorial Fund has been established to honour the fourteen offshore oil and gas employees and two pilots who died in the accident. Donations received will be administered by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and distributed to charitable causes, in consultation with the bereaved families and the companies directly concerned.Malcolm Webb, Oil & Gas UK chief executive, said: “Since the accident, members of the general public and the offshore community have expressed their deep shock at the loss of life and their sympathy for the bereaved in the wish to make some form of donation. The North Sea Flight 85N Memorial Fund responds to that need and will serve as a lasting tribute to the men who died so tragically.”Individual gas and oil companies are also welcoming separate donations to go directly to the families of men who lost their lives.Donations to the North Sea Flight 85N Memorial Fund can be made online via Oil & Gas UK’s website (, by telephone (+44 (0)1732 529 305), and by cheque payble to “North Sea Flight 85N Memorial Fund” posted to AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oil & Gas industry sets up North Sea helicopter memorial fund Tagged with: corporate Giving/Philanthropy 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 April 2009 | News read more

Two more armed attacks on Tamil daily in space of three days

first_img Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Organisation Follow the news on Sri Lanka News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img RSF_en July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today about new armed attacks on the Jaffna-based Tamil daily Uthayan in which gunmen burst into its offices and threatened the journalists present twice in the space of three days.“Uthayan is currently the worst-hit news media in the conflict between the government and the Tamil Tiger separatists, the LTTE,” the press freedom organisation said. “There are frequent armed raids on its offices and three employees have been killed in less than four months. It is not enough to post police outside the newspaper. The authorities must also arrest those carrying out the attacks and must ensure that the protection afforded the newspaper is sufficiently dissuasive to put an end to this intimidation.”Two gunmen who entered Uthayan’s headquarters in the northern city of Jaffna on 10 September were arrested by the two policemen guarding the building before they could attack the staff, but were released a few hours later.Three days earlier, on 7 September, two gunmen entered Uthayan and threatened its editorial committee with “severe reprisals” if it refused to publish a statement urging Jaffna’s students to call off their strike. The editor felt he had no choice but to publish the statement the next day. Uthayan managing editor E. Saravanapavan, who has often asked the authorities for help in vain, said many of his employees were refusing to leave the building for fear of being gunned down on the street.Five gunmen burst into Uthayan on 2 May and opened fire on equipment and personnel. Four employees sustained gunshot injuries and two of them, Suresh Kumar and Ranjith Kumar, died. Sathasivam Baskaran, 44, one of the newspaper’s drivers, was killed at the wheel of a delivery truck on 15 August. An arson attack on the newspaper’s printing press on 23 August caused damaged put at 22,000 euros. News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial September 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two more armed attacks on Tamil daily in space of three days July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Platforms response to coronavirus shows that, when they want, they can

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more March 19, 2020 Platforms response to coronavirus shows that, when they want, they can Denis Charlet / AFP to go further United StatesAmericas Online freedoms Internet News Receive email alerts With the help of regional and international public health organizations, including the WHO, Facebook has been “limiting misinformation and harmful content” about the coronavirus since 30 January, and has modified its recommendation algorithm in order to remove pages and groups linked to the coronavirus. Facebook usually limits the distribution of information that has been verified as misleading by its network of fact-checkers by tagging it as such and by offering alternative sources of information. “During a major public health crisis in which the situation is evolving rapidly, access to reliable information is vital in order to protect the public,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Journalistic freedom and independence play a central role. Platforms must be transparent about the rules governing the promotion of trustworthy information and must continue this approach in the future.” News This is why RSF developed the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), which has formulated indicators of reliable and independent information in order to encourage the use of journalistic methods and compliance with media ethics. Platforms could incorporate the JTI standard as an “integrity factor” into their algorithms. Search engine algorithms are based on many factors but not, at this time, on editorial compliance with certain fundamental principles. According to a confidential US State Department report seen by the Washington Post, between 20 January (the date when the Chinese authorities first reported human-to-human coronavirus transmission) and 10 February, 2 million of the messages posted on Twitter (7% of the total) were spreading conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. To combat this phenomenon, Twitter promotes verified public health accounts and offers users “authoritative” sources of information about the coronavirus. Twitter selects content posted by public health organizations, government officials and certain national media outlets without explaining the rules that determined its selection. News June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation News June 3, 2021 Find out more The measures taken to combat misinformation about Covid-19 shows that platforms have the capacity to implement structural responses to information chaos. In future, RSF urges them to be more transparent about the mechanisms available for promoting reliable information and to undertake to use these mechanisms routinely. These mechanisms should not be discretionary and should be based on transparent principles. RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists In response to the flood of rumours and misinformation about the coronavirus epidemic, leading online platforms have taken unprecedented measures to promote reliable information – measures contrary to their usual practices. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges them to promote trustworthy content whatever the subject concerned. Instagram and Google have modified their interfaces in order to promote verified information. YouTube is offering videos with information panels and is stepping up its efforts to remove false information. In coronavirus related searches, Pinterest just offers information published by the WHO. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Online freedoms Internet last_img read more

Former antique trader ordained to priesthood in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsFormer antique trader ordained to priesthood in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – July 24, 2014 1544 Advertisement Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSBishop Brendan LeahyFr David CasesylimerickLimerick DioceseSt John’s Cathedral WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleThe Way of the Fight 2.0Next article#newmusic CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’ Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Fr David Casey with Bishop Brendan Leahy during the ordination ceremony in St John’s Cathedral on SaturdayFIFTY six-year-old Limerick city native David Casey, the only priest ordained in the Limerick Diocese this year, is looking at his ministry and the challenges facing the Church as an opportunity for a “new beginning”.Fr Casey was ordained by Bishop Brendan Leahy at St John’s Cathedral last Saturday to fulfil a call he got as a child but put to one side until he felt the time was right. Son of the late Noel and Teresa Casey from O’Connell Avenue, he said he regards his ordination at the age of 56 as more of a “slow response” than a late vocation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I did feel this call as a young man but I put it aside. I had a friend who gave the homily at my first Mass and he spoke about the Pre-Vatican II approach to priesthood when ordination was seen as an ‘arrival’ but it is now looked at as more of a launch, an entry into a ministry of service,” Fr David commented.“There is a great sense of fulfilment, having put it off for so long and then having answered the question. This is the way for me,” he added.One of six children, four brothers and one sister, David worked in real estate and in the antique trade before planting the seeds of his future priesthood back in the 1990s when he studied Philosophy and Theology and did a Masters in Spirituality at the Milltown Institute; graduating with his Masters in 1997.He responded to ‘the call’ over four years ago when he began his studies for the priesthood at The Pontifical Beda College in Rome, which was founded in 1852 to form older men and often convert clergymen for Catholic priesthood.Fr David says he fully appreciates the challenges facing the Church but that they present an opportunity to build again.“I am definitely making a new beginning, coming into ministry at this hour of my life.  It is also a time of new and much needed beginning for the Church and we are seeing the seeds of that being sown,” he said.last_img read more

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis | Acetic Acid Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend…

first_img Pinterest Previous articleRapidMiner Partners with Hivecell to Enable Real-Time AI at the EdgeNext articleRaanta makes 40 saves, Coyotes beat Blues 4-3 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 WhatsApp SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global Acetic Acid Market Procurement Intelligence Reportcenter_img Facebook Twitter Facebook COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis | Acetic Acid Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of Over USD 2.47 Billion | SpendEdge Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

Photos: Community gets first look at early Immaculate Conception site plans

first_imgBelow are some of the preliminary design images courtesy of INHS. Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, which recently purchased the former school at 320 W. Buffalo St., held its first community engagement session Wednesday evening to gather community feedback. When announcing the purchase in January, INHS said it has plans to turn the site into a mixed-use community that will address high-priority community needs like affordable housing. Demarest said Catholic Charities will be getting a full renovation. The former 9,156 square-foot gym will be disconnected and stand alone with some upgrades to improve the entrance off of Court Street, Demarest said. At the Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting, also Wednesday, the committee voted in favor of purchasing the building. It will head to Common Council for consideration in early March. Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — The Greater Ithaca Activities Center gym was filled with neighbors and community members Wednesday curious to see early plans for the redevelopment of the Immaculate Conception site and weigh in with initial thoughts. center_img There will be more community meetings in the future to gather feedback and share plans as they evolve. Truame said one of the next steps will be to work on a financial plan to figure out how to reduce the number of units to remove one of the stories from the building. The next community engagement meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at GIAC. Related: ‘Vibrant mixed-use community’ planned for Immaculate Conception School property with sale to INHS Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Featured image: Lynn Truame, of Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, answers questions from the community about site plans at the first community engagement meeting Feb. 13, 2019. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Tagged: affordable housing, Buffalo Street, immaculate conception school, INHS, ithaca Immaculate Conception School at 320 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Lynn Truame, senior real estate developer at INHS, said over email Thursday that she found the meeting very productive. The community raised concern about a couple aspects of the project so far, including the height of the building. The early plans showed a five-story building, which people opposed. People were more positive about four stories. Traffic in that area was the other big concern. Truame said they are aware of the issue and “diligently looking for ways to actually improve, rather than worsen” the parking. At the meeting, Noah Demarest, of STREAM Collaborative, told attendees that the plans presented are “very preliminary images.” He said everything they have done so far has been with “an eye toward the city’s comprehensive plan.” However, he acknowledged that there will be some zoning challenges ahead. The site is nestled right into a residential neighborhood, next to Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, GIAC, and parks, and has a campus feel to it. The early site plans show a five-story apartment building for the site as well as clusters of townhome-style development. They also have an existing building on the site they are looking at renovating.last_img read more

Over 1300 homes and businesses without power in Buncrana

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ By News Highland – August 2, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday August 2ndNext articleCope hits back at “selective memory” claims News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over 1300 homes and businesses without power in Buncrana Homepage BannerNews There’s a massive power outage in Buncrana this evening with 1303 homes and businesses affected.ESB say crews are working to restore a fault with power hoped to be returned by 9:45pm.Meanwhile in Convoy, 58 properties are without power.The utility says crews are working to repair a fault and restore power as quickly as possible. It’s estimated power will be restored by 8:45pm in the Convoy area. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Charity League screenings under way

first_img Book Nook to reopen For 74 years, the Troy Charity League has been committed to the children of Pike County and that commitment has made a difference in the lives of many children.Each time a problem is detected and corrected, the members of the League know that all of the time and effort has been worthwhile. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content “We try to catch problems early but sometimes the problems don’t show up until later,” Meadows said. “So, if a parent of any school-age child suspects a sight or hearing problem, if they will contact the school nurse, we will do the screening to see if further evaluation is needed.”The League also provides clothing to children in need throughout the year and provides tubs of supplies to schools in the county. Published 10:03 pm Thursday, September 16, 2010 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Charity League screenings under way The Troy Charity League conducted sight and hearing screenings at New Life Christian Academy Thursday. League member Pam Ray guided Teyonna Johnson through the sight chart. The League will conduct the free screenings for first-, third- and fifth-grade students in all schools in the county. Troy Charity League is on its 74th mission to help identify sight and hearing problems in children before the problems affect learning in school and interrupt the enjoyment of everyday life.Members of the Troy Charity League were at New Life Christian School on Thursday to conduct free sight and hearing screenings. And, before they are done, they will have screened students in the first, third and fifth grades in all schools in the county.That’s a tall order but one that is too important to ignore, said Jenny Meadows, League member. “The Troy Charity League is committed to making sure that all Pike County school children are tested during their elementary years,” Meadows said. “For children to have the best chance at learning, they have to be able to see and hear. Screening gives them that chance.”If a problem is suspected, the child’s parents are notified along with the school nurse.“The parents are encouraged to have their child see a physician for further evaluation,” Meadows said. “If the parents cannot afford the services needed, the Troy Charity League will help with the expenses.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Print Article You Might Like Political legacies fading in America Unlike Britain we do not have royalty who have historically inherited political positions of power. However, you would not think… read more By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Body talk

first_imgBody talkOn 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The new Institute of Training and Occupational Learning aims to reinstate training as a profession in its own right, rather than as a sub-division of HR management. Director Jeffrey Brooks explains how the new body will differ from the alternativesThe Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL) has been developed as a result of discussions within a group of practising trainers who have informally networked over a number of years to aid their own development. We had become increasingly frustrated by what we saw as a lack of support and encouragement for the recognition and development of training as a distinct profession rather than a subsumed and minor part of HR management.Listening to our ourselves – and to the wider rumblings of discontent about these issues from other trainers – and waiting in vain for someone else to take the initiative, we were eventually forced to conclude that we would have to do something about it ourselves.The institute was set up in February with myself as full-time director based in Stockport, Cheshire. I am taking a year out of my own training consultancy to establish ITOL.Here to stayWe believe we are here to stay. We have the funds to sustain the institute for one year irrespective of membership take-up rate. However, we need to have reached a critical mass of membership by the beginning of next year to finance the following year’s operations.Initial response has been most encouraging with lots of membership information requests and applications together with a number of messages of support including some from rather surprising sources.So what is different about ITOL and what would encourage trainers to join? I suppose the first thing that needs to be said is that we believe ITOL is the only body of its kind in the UK solely committed to trainers and development practitioners. This means that our membership may be drawn from people working as trainers in industry, commerce or the armed forces, from training and development consultants and from those working in vocational education in further or higher education.Common linkIt is a wide audience and it involves people working in a wide variety of roles and operational circumstances but the common link throughout is that they all help others to learn and are interested in how to make that learning process more effective. Many have looked at other professional institutions such as the IPD, but have been discouraged by membership criteria which prevents their entry on the grounds that their qualifications or experience are too narrowly focused on training and development.That seems as silly to us as asking a marine engineer to widen their studies to include dancing skills because they may at some point have to work on a cruise ship.We want ITOL members to be focused on training and development. People do not question the notion that teaching is a profession, so why not training? What is the difference apart from the age of the learners?Incidentally, I could see the potential benefit in certain marine engineers having dancing skills but that would be as a job-specific skill, not as a requirement of the profession.ITOL’s membership entrance criteria form another distinguishing feature. We have three grades of membership: Fellow, Member and Associate Member. Our approach differs in that in addition to the role and experience requirements, the professional qualifications required at each membership level are different. At the level of Fellow, we require essentially an NVQ Level 5 or post-graduate qualification, whereas at Member level the requirement is for NVQ Level 3 or Certificate in Training and Development or similar and at Associate level we require an Instructor’s certificate or similar.We recognise that training and development professionals may have taken various qualification routes over the years and this diversity makes it difficult to be prescriptive in relation to membership criteria. Each application is carefully considered on its own merits by our admissions panel.By members, for membersAnother difference in our approach is that we intend to create an institute for learning which is “by the members, for the members”. By that I mean we are trying to create a real learning climate within which our members can grow and develop, by encouraging members to assist the development of other members.Our journal – which at the moment is published biannually, with plans to go quarterly next year – is not a magazine, it is a learned journal which sets out to critically examine training and development issues. Five of the eight contributors to the first issue are ITOL members and we would like future issues to have even more member contributions. These are substantial articles, the longest being 16 pages and the average article length being 10 pages. Sufficient space is granted in the journal to enable the topics to be developed thoroughly and we regard it as a significant development tool in itself. Those members who contributed to the journal not only assisted the learning of other members, but also contributed to their own professional development.Another example of this approach is our “ask an expert” helpline, a telephone advice service where volunteer members are able to offer free specialist advice to other members on topics as diverse as trainer training, sales and negotiation training, health and safety training, learning organisations, web site design etc, a real example of “by the members, for the members”.Virtual working partyA further example of this approach is the “virtual working party” of members which will address the issue of our own qualification structure. We intend to offer two new qualifications, the working titles being the Diploma in the Management of Training and the Certificate in Training and Occupational Learning.The development of these qualifications is in the hands of the membership rather than the staff of the institute. Incidentally, unlike most other institutions, ITOL will not be offering any training courses itself. Many of our members make their living from the provision of such training and we have no intention of taking a membership subscription from them and then competing with them in the marketplace. To do so would be unethical and discriminatory to our training consultant members.Many trainers have been grumbling for years about the issues ITOL is trying to address – now is the time to stand up and be counted.For further information about ITOL visit the web site at, or send an e-mail to [email protected] or write to ITOL, PO Box 69, Hazel Grove, SK7 4FR. Tel 0161-483 4577. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more