first_img Howard Lake | 9 June 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube] Advertisement 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. Online charity account and fundraising platform SmartGiving has been redeveloped, offering greater customisation of fundraising pages and improved processes.Charities and individual fundraisers can now fully customise their fundraising page, adding their own text, logos and images. The fundraising page creation process has been simplified, meaning that a page can be created “in less than a minute”. The whole site has been redesigned and redeveloped too.Launched in 2013, SmartGiving offers charity accounts, payroll giving, matched fundraising services and fundraising tools. It has already handled £8.5 million in donations to UK charities.The charity promotes its low cost fees, contrasting them with those of other online fundraising sites. It does not charge charities for joining, and does not levy a monthly subscription fee. It charges a 2.5% rate on transactions, half the figure charged by, for example, JustGiving.It operates a weekly payment run, “ensuring a regular cash inflow for charities”.Daniel Mitchell of JNF UK said:“We began fundraising with SmartGiving a few years back. Not only is the 2.5% rate the most generous available – ensuring that more money reaches the charity – the site is really well-designed and easy to use. In my opinion, SmartGiving is by far the best product available on the market.”center_img SmartGiving redevelopment offers further customisation Tagged with: Digital Individual giving  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgNew York – Members and supporters of Students for Justice in Palestine rallied at the Manhattan campus of Fordham University on Feb. 21 to denounce Dean of Students Keith Eldredge’s threat of disciplinary action against SJP lead campus organizer, senior Sapphira Lurie.The following morning, Lurie refused Eldredge’s demand that she meet him alone inside his closed office, with a white noise machine obscuring any sounds, and left in protest.“It’s unconscionable that Dean Eldredge, citing made-up policies, prevented a student from providing her side of the story because she felt unsafe,” said Radhika Sainath, a Palestine Legal staff attorney and cooperating counsel at the Center for Constitutional Rights. ( sent Lurie a written reprimand on Feb. 23 for violating “University regulations pertaining to the Demonstration Policy” at a campus rally a month earlier.At the Jan. 23 demonstration, SJP activists and their supporters protested Fordham’s refusal to allow the group to register with the university, after over a year of bureaucratic wrangling, and criticized Eldredge’s handling of the conflict.Over a hundred Fordham faculty signed a petition charging, “Dean Eldredge will serve as accuser, prosecutor, judge, jury, and punisher.” ( the circle, Eldredge, who blocked SJP’s bid to gain university recognition a month before, had also been the protest’s target and the object of its chants and speeches.Discrimination and intimidationIn a Dec. 22 email, Eldredge wrote that the group’s support for “the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel presents a barrier to open dialogue and mutual learning and understanding.” (, Jan. 18)The unprecedented attempt to suppress a specific perspective on campus drew condemnation from not only Palestinian and solidarity activists, but also civil liberties advocates from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.Jewish Voice for Peace, a national activist organization, has asked supporters of SJP to call Fordham’s administration, demanding that it end its ban on the group and stop retaliating against students for participating in its activities ( Those who do not use the internet can call Eldredge at 212-636-6250, as well as Fordham President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., at 718-817-3000, or write to them at Fordham University, 33 W. 60th St., New York, NY 10023-7905.Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNewsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Plans have been unveiled for a Urban Mountain Bike Hill Race in Letterkenny in May, the first time such an event has been held in the country.The Donegal Mountain Bike Club wants to hold a 200 competitor event on the May Bank Holiday Monday, using a route from St Eunan’s College to Pearse Road going through the Cathedral car park, Market Square and the steps at the side of the Courtyard Shopping Centre.The club presented their plans to Letterkenny Town Council this week, and received the council’s backing. They’ll now meet with council staff to tease out a traffic management plan.Club Spokesperson Findhin Strain says this has the potential to be a unique event……….[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleTwo Donegal hotels among Ireland’s best – TripadvisorNext articleHarkin accuses ministers of septic tank misinformation News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – January 19, 2012 Twitter Google+center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Pinterest Plans unveiled for mountain bike race in Letterkenny town centre Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice On PIL Challenging 2004 NCMEI Act For Not Recognising Minorities At State-Level [Read Petition] Mehal Jain28 Aug 2020 1:28 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging validity of provisions of National Commission for Minority Education Institution Act 2004, for failing to recognise minorities at state level. Petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, Advocate and BJP Leader, has urged that by using unbridled power under S. 2(f) of the Act, the Centre arbitrarily notified 5 communities…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging validity of provisions of National Commission for Minority Education Institution Act 2004, for failing to recognise minorities at state level. Petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, Advocate and BJP Leader, has urged that by using unbridled power under S. 2(f) of the Act, the Centre arbitrarily notified 5 communities viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis as minorities at the national level against the spirit of the TMA Pai ruling. Followers of Judaism, Bahaism & Hinduism, who are real minorities in Ladakh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Kashmir, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, cannot establish & administer educational institutions of their choice because of non-identification of ‘minority’ at the State level, thus jeopardising their basic rights guaranteed under Article 29-30. “Their right under Articles 29-30 is being siphoned off illegally to the majority community in the State because Centre has not notified them ‘minority’ under NCMEI Act”, it is advanced. It is submitted that while the followers of Judaism, Bahaism & Hinduism are being deprived of their basic rights, on the other hand, Muslims, who are in majority in Lakshadweep (96.58%) & Kashmir (96%) and of significant population in Ladakh (44%), Assam (34.20%), Bengal (27.5%), Kerala (26.60%), UP (19.30%) & Bihar (18%), can establish & administer educational institutions of their choice. Similarly, Christians are in majority in Nagaland (88.10%), Mizoram (87.16%) and Meghalaya (74.59%), and of significant population in Arunachal, Goa, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal, and still enjoy the same rights. Likewise, Sikhs, who are the majority (57.69%) in Punjab, and occupy a large segment of the population in Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, are entitled to the right to establish and administer their educational institutions. Similarly, Buddists are the majority (50%) in Ladakh but they enjoy the said right. “The injury caused to the followers of Judaism, Bahaism & Hinduism is large because S. 2(f) is manifestly arbitrary irrational & contrary to Articles 14, 15, 21, 29 & 30. Hindus are merely 1% in Ladakh, 2.75% in Mizoram, 2.77% in Lakshadweep, 4% in Kashmir, 8.74% in Nagaland, 11.52% in Meghalaya, 29% in Arunachal Pradesh, 38.49% in Punjab, 41.29% in Manipur but Centre has not declared them as ‘minority'”, it is submitted, stressing that Hindus are not protected under Articles 29-30 and cannot establish & administer educational institution of their choice. Similar is the grievance of the followers of Bahaism and Judaism, who are merely 0.1% and 0.2% respectively at national level. The PIL seeks the following reliefs: a) direct and declare that Section 2(f) of the National Commission for Minority Education Institution Act 2004, is arbitrary, irrational and offends Articles 14, 15, 21, 29 and 30 of the Constitution hence void; b) in alternative, direct and declare that followers of Judaism, Bahaism & Hinduism, who are minorities in Ladakh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Kashmir, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab and Manipur, can establish & administer educational institutions of their choice in spirit of the TMA Pai Ruling [(2002)8 SCC 483] c) in the alternative, direct the respondents to lay down guidelines for identification of minority at State level, in order to ensure that only those religious & linguistic groups, which are socially economically politically non-dominant and numerically inferior, can establish and administer educational institutions of their choiceClick Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

first_img By News Highland – February 6, 2020 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleCouncil working to provide facilities at popular boating spotNext articleConcern over ‘bigger than planned’ proposed wind farm in Donegal News Highland Twitter Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in the Glengalliagh Road area of Derry on Monday night.Police on patrol came across a two-vehicle road traffic collision involving a Ford Focus and Fiat Punto.This happened close to the Northside Village Centre, just before 9.30pm.The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service also attended the scene.Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to contact us on 101. Police appeal over Derry crash Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

first_imgMobile Police Department(MOBILE, Ala.) — A police officer was shot dead Sunday in Mobile, Alabama, authorities said.Officer Sean Tuder of the Mobile Police Department was killed in the line of duty while executing an arrest warrant late Sunday afternoon, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.The suspect, Marco Perez, 19, was taken into custody Sunday after the shooting. A Mobile County district court judge on Monday denied Perez bond and set his arraignment for Jan. 29.He faces a capital murder charge for the officer’s death, according to the Mobile District Attorney’s Office.Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich described Tuder as one of the city’s “finest officers.”“This tragedy is a stark reminder of the dangers that the brave men and women of law enforcement face every day,” Rich said in a statement via Twitter Sunday.Before Tuder, at least seven law enforcement officers were killed across the country in the first two weeks of the year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgKuzma/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — An Ohio doctor has been charged with 25 counts of murder for allegedly ordering fatal doses of pain medication for patients while working as a critical-care physician.William Husel, 43, a former doctor at Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, turned himself in to police on Wednesday morning.He pleaded not guilty to the charges, which span from 2015 to 2018, according to authorities.“This breach of a doctor’s oath is vile and worthy of today’s actions — and that begins the process of holding this killer criminally accountable,” Police Chief Tom Quinlan said Wednesday during a joint news conference with Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien.Amy Pfaff said her mother, 63-year-old Beverlee Schirtzinger, had died under Husel’s care in October 2017, after prosecutors say she was given 500 micrograms of Fentanyl — an excessive amount considered to be a lethal dose. Schirtzinger’s family said they’d been told her prognosis was grim — something they now question.O’Brien said on Wednesday that authorities had focused on the cases involving Husel in which 500 micrograms or more of Fentanyl had been prescribed.“The expert witnesses that we talked to said, to a certainty, that a dosage at that level could not support any legitimate medical purpose and a dosage at that level would cause someone’s death,” O’Brien said at the news conference.Each murder count carries a sentence of 15 years to life if there is a conviction, O’Brien said. He said authorities did not have a motive.Quinlan said that around Dec. 7, 2018, detectives had received information that “numerous patients” had died while being treated by Husel while he was at Mount Carmel Health. The hospital said previously that a staffer had alerted it to the doctor’s behavior, sparking its investigation. A lawyer for the hospital then reached out to authorities, O’Brien said.Authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding the deaths of about 35 patients, Quinlan said.“Detectives reviewed approximately 35,000 pages of documents, consulted with medical professionals and conducted numerous interviews with witnesses and family members of the deceased,” he said.Mount Carmel Health, which now faces a barrage of lawsuits, issued a public apology when the news broke.In a statement Wednesday, Mount Carmel Health said: “We appreciate the County Prosecutor’s leadership and his ongoing commitment to justice in this case. Following the discovery of the actions of Dr. Husel, we notified appropriate authorities, including law enforcement. We have shared information with them and will continue to fully cooperate throughout their investigation. Mount Carmel has made and will continue to implement meaningful changes throughout our system to ensure events like these never happen again.”“There is nothing more important to Mount Carmel than the safety of our patients and their trust in us. Providing compassionate care to patients and their families is one of our most sacred responsibilities. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of patients affected by this tragedy,” the statement continued.“At the request of the County Prosecutor, and because this is now an ongoing criminal proceeding, Mount Carmel will not comment further on the specific facts or circumstances surrounding the care provided by Dr. Husel. For more information about Mount Carmel’s previous statements and actions relating to Dr. Husel, visit the fact page on,” the hospital added.Husel’s lawyer has said that his client did not intend to kill anyone and did not perform mercy killings, according to ABC News affiliate WSYX-TV.His bond was set at $1 million.Pfaff said that she hoped hospitals across the U.S. learned from the case and developed policies and procedures to prevent and red flag such actions as what Husel is accused of.“She (her mother) was the most caring loving person and if she was still alive today and she heard about this on the news, guaranteed she would have been crying for all these families,” Pfaff said Wednesday. “She would be cheering me on.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgJohn Altobelli was a great coach and man. I worked closely with him for more than a dozen years covering his OCC program. Huge heart. Great sense of humor and passion for the game, his players and his family. RIP Alto. Truly a legend.— Barry Faulkner (@BarryFaulkner5) January 26, 2020Keri AltobelliThe Altobelli family also confirmed the death of John Altobelli’s wife, Keri Altobelli.Alyssa AltobelliAlyssa Altobelli, one of the Altobellis’ daughters, was also on the flight, which left no survivors. Alyssa was a basketball teammate of 13-year-old Gianna Bryant, according to People Magazine.John and Keri Altobelli are survived by two other children, son JJ and daughter Alexis, according to the Brewster Whitecaps, a Cape Cod baseball team for which John Altobelli was a coach. In this handout photo provided by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, emergency crews respond to a helicopter crash that reportedly killed former NBA player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and others on Jan. 26, 2020 in Calabasas, Calif. (Photo by LASD via Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) — NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were just two of the nine people who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Southern California Sunday.The flight, which left from Orange County, Calif., was headed north when it crashed around 10 a.m. local time in Calabasas.Bryant was on his way to a game at his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks along with others connected to the basketball program.As the world grieves the Los Angeles Lakers legend, here’s what we know so far about the others killed. John AltobelliCollege baseball coach John Altobelli — whose daughter was a basketball teammate of Gianna Bryant — was on the helicopter at the time of the accident.Altobelli worked at Orange Coast College for 27 years and was known to be a mentor to players, according to the school.“He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach,” the school’s athletic director, Jason Kehler, said in a statement on Sunday. “The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none — he treated them like family.”“Our deepest condolences go out to the Altobelli family during this time of tragedy,” Kehler said.“We have lost a member of our OCC family, and our hearts are broken,” the college president, Angelica Suarez, added in a statement. “Coach Altobelli was a giant on our campus – a beloved teacher, coach, colleague and friend. This is a tremendous loss for our campus community.”“John Altobelli was a great coach and man,” tweeted Barry Faulkner, a sportswriter at the Daily Pilot in Southern California. “I worked closely with him for more than a dozen years covering his OCC program. Huge heart. Great sense of humor and passion for the game, his players and his family. RIP Alto. Truly a legend.” John was our head coach in 2012-14, and his son JJ played for us too. JJ and his other daughter Alexis survive them. Our heartfelt condolences to his family.— Brewster Whitecaps (@WhitecapsCCBL) January 26, 2020Christina MauserChristina Mauser was a mother, wife and a girls’ basketball coach.As a top assistant coach of the Mamba girls’ basketball team, she coached Gianna Bryant and Alyssa Altobelli, another coach told The Los Angeles Times.Mauser also was an assistant coach for the eighth grade girls basketball team at the Harbor Day School in Orange County.Mauser’s husband, Matt Mauser, wrote on Facebook, “My kids and I are devastated.”“We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy,” he wrote Sunday. “Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much.” Payton ChesterPayton Chester, an eighth grader at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, California, was killed on the flight.“We are a community in mourning,” William Moseley, the head of the school, said in a letter to students and families. “This is an unimaginable loss for the Chester family and the entire St. Margaret’s community.”Sarah ChesterPayton Chester’s mother, Sarah Chester, was with her on that flight.Sarah Chester was on the board of trustees at her daughter’s school.She is survived by her husband and two sons.Todd Schmidt, Payton Chester’s former elementary school principal, said Sarah and Payton Chester “were genuine, kind-hearted, and caring…to the staff, to other families…and yes, especially to me.”“While the world mourns the loss of a dynamic athlete and humanitarian, I mourn the loss of two people just as important,” Schmidt wrote on Facebook. “Their impact was just as meaningful, their loss will be just as keenly felt, and our hearts are just as broken.”ABC News has not yet confirmed the identity of the ninth victim.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR takes on global role – from homeOn 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. HR people are keen to take on the challenges of globalisation, with eightout of 10 in a survey saying they would like to take on an international rolein the future. Survey results out this week from Personnel Today and careerconsultancy Penna Sanders & Sidney show that almost all respondents believethat the number of HR jobs with an international dimension is set to increase. This enthusiasm to take on a global role does not mean that HR people areanxious to up sticks and take up expatriate positions abroad, however. There isa clue as to why this might be: one in three of those surveyed felt thatworking abroad could mean they were overlooked for promotion back at home. Thisis despite the fact that they thought international jobs tended to be morestrategic than positions at home. The preference is to have a job based in the UK that involves travel inother countries, despite the fact that the respondents acknowledge travellingis stressful, particularly for those with families. Another issue the survey highlighted is that most UK HR people are not assufficiently equipped to compete for international jobs as their internationalcounterparts. Many of them receive no support at all from their company. So what is the appeal of an international role to HR people? Well, certainlynot the glamour of joining the jet set. The vast majority say they want aglobal role because they welcome the greater challenge it presents. It is greatly encouraging that HR professionals recognise and embracegrowing internationalisation. But HR must play its part in making sure thattheir colleagues in the HR function get the development and support they needto take on global challenges. last_img read more

first_imgLloyds TSB to pay £1.9m in compensationOn 30 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Lloyds TSB has been fined £1.9m for mis-selling bonds by the FinancialServices Authority (FSA), and must now pay £98m in compensation to 22,500investors. The FSA fined the bank over the way it sold high-risk ‘Extra Incomeand Growth Plans’. These investment schemes, sometimes known as ‘precipice bonds’ because ofthe high risks involved, offer investors high levels of income, but leavestheir capital at risk if stock markets fall. The FSA found that nearly half of all sales were sold to customers for whomthe product was unsuitable, as they had little or no knowledge of the stockmarket and its risks. Investors lost between 30 and 48 per cent of their capital due to falls inthe stock market. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more