Melanie May | 14 July 2020 | News GivenGain makes Premium fundraising features free for charities 427 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 GivenGain was founded in 2001 as a non-profit foundation and is part of the Humanstate Group. A global platform, it has team members working from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and South Africa. Since 2001, it has helped donors and fundraisers in 195 countries support charities in 70 countries. 426 total views, 2 views today Tagged with: online fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Global fundraising platform GivenGain has made its Premium fundraising features free for charities to use.This means it will no longer charge charities a usage fee of $5 per month per campaign to gain access to features including advanced analytics, unlimited fundraising campaigns, and unlimited users.Unlike JustGiving and GoFundMe, GivenGain does charge a 5% admin fee per donation to cover the costs of running and developing the platform. Donors have the option to cover this cost however, and according to GivenGain, 92% have taken up this option since its March launch.Marc Freudweiler, Executive Director of the GivenGain Foundation, said:“With massive global fundraising events like GivingTuesday, interspersed with calamities like the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw a growing need for uncomplicated fundraising to boost charity incomes, and decided to open up to all recognised charities anywhere who register with us,” he continues.“We wanted to simplify the pathway to online fundraising as much as possible for everyone who wants to change the world for the better.” Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
437 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Commission has concluded its compliance case involving the National Trust, finding that the charity breached no laws and that there are no grounds for regulatory action against it.The Commission had received complaints about a report by the National Trust into historic slavery and colonialism links at some of the places under its care. Concerns raised about the charity included the report’s examination of the links between Winston Churchill’s former home at Chartwell (pictured) and colonialism and whether the charity had, in undertaking this work, acted outside its charitable purposes. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Photo of Chartwell by Rob Reaks from Pexels Regulatory compliance case findings & conclusionThe regulator considered that these concerns required examination because they had the potential to damage significantly the charity’s reputation and undermine trust and confidence in charities more widely. This led it to open a regulatory compliance case in September 2020.The case assessed whether the report was in furtherance of the National Trust’s purposes, and examined its trustees’ decision making, including in managing the potential risk to the charity’s reputation in commissioning and publishing it.The regulator examined a range of evidence and material, including the National Trust’s governing documents, recent annual reports and accounts, and the research report itself, and held a formal meeting with the charity.It has concluded that the Trust has provided a well-reasoned response to the question of how the publication of the report furthered the charity’s purposes, and that the trustees were able to demonstrate that they explicitly considered and determined that commissioning and publishing the report was compatible with its charitable purposes.The regulator is satisfied that the trustees recognised and considered the potential negative reaction that could result from the publication of the report by, for example, consulting a panel of 2000 members before commissioning it, which found considerable support for research into challenging histories, provided the findings were appropriately researched and contextualised.With the report’s publication generating strongly held and divided views, the regulator however states that it is reasonable to conclude that the Trust’s planning and approach did not fully pre-empt or manage the potential risks to the charity, and that it could have done more to clearly explain the link between the report and the Trust’s purpose.However, overall, the Commission is reassured that the charity acted in line with its charitable purposes, and the trustees fulfilled their legal duties and responsibilities.Since the report’s publication, and in light of the criticism, the National Trust has worked to make clear why it commissioned this work and to reaffirm its role as a charity for all, with the regulator welcoming its commitment to learning lessons from this experience, and to taking into account a wide range of views and opinions within its membership and wider society.Helen Earner, Director of Regulatory Services at the Charity Commission, said:“We take all complaints about charities seriously, and given the level of scrutiny of this matter and the reputational risks to this much-loved household name charity, it is right that we examined this matter in detail.“In this instance, the National Trust was able to provide us with a well-reasoned response, supported by clear evidence of how it had carefully considered how this interim report fitted with its charitable objects, and we are satisfied that there are no grounds for regulatory action against the Trust.“We have already seen and welcome the charity’s commitment to learning from and responding to its recent experience, including in ensuring the Trust always remains an organisation that people of diverse opinion and positions feel able to support.” National Trust responseIn a blog written in response to the Charity Commission’s findings, National Trust Direct0r-General Hilary McGrady said the charity welcomed the regulator’s conclusion, and that it must continue to take a wide-ranging and evidence-based approach to history:“We have been reminded that we must work hard to place particular themes such as historic slavery and colonialism in a broad context at the places in our care.“For these reasons, we support a ‘retain and explain’ approach to history, and will work with government and other organisations in culture and heritage as they develop their own thinking.“This approach will underpin our research, interpretation and programming and help us to maintain an open and positive relationship with our broad range of stakeholders and members, present and future.” Melanie May | 15 March 2021 | News National Trust did not breach charity law, Commission concludes Tagged with: Charity Commission National Trust
Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 15, 2017 A Hoosier Hot, Dry 10-14 Day Stretch Developing Planting forecast last half of JuneIn the new planting and early crop development forecast, good rains this week might lead to more in the coming days, but maybe not as much as originally thought. Ryan Martin is HAT chief meteorologist. He says the next two weeks could be quite interesting to watch.“I still see a minor front that tries to come in at mid-week this coming week, but moisture totals are being eased back, both in my forecast and in both major computer models,” Martin explains. “And one of the things I’ve been talking about since last Monday is the fact that I think we’re going to start seeing a nice upper level ridge develop here. The so called ridging effect has really got the trade divided. If we see a big upper level ridge, dry, hot weather coming in, the trade takes that and runs with it as a bad sign. I think we are going to see some ridging.”Martin says we also need to keep eyes on a tropical system coming through the gulf area.“If it makes land fall on the gulf coast, that could play all sorts of havoc with weather patterns across the United States.”So, what kind of rain totals and temperatures does he look for in the Seed Consultants forecast?“I’m looking for temperatures to be near normal as we kick off the first part of this week, but if we get that upper level high pressure dome and ridge to build like I think we will, I expect temperatures through the rest of the week to climb back to above normal levels. The big question mark will be rains at mid-week, Tuesday night, Wednesday. I think we’re probably looking at moisture totals on the order of a quarter to maybe ¾ of an inch. If we get stronger thunderstorms we would have to raise that. my gut feeling is most of the strong weather stays south.”Martin says brace yourself for a lot less moisture overall in the next 10 days to 2 weeks. He has more with the complete planting forecast, delivered free by Hoosier Ag Today email tomorrow morning, sponsored by Seed Consultants and Kokomo Grain. Home Indiana Agriculture News A Hoosier Hot, Dry 10-14 Day Stretch Developing SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFueling Freedom Returns for 9th YearNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 16, 2017 Andy Eubank
Help by sharing this information News October 20, 2005 – Updated on January 25, 2016 North Korea, Eritrea and Turkmenistan are the world’s “black holes” for news East and Central Asia and the Middle East are the worst parts of the world to be a journalist, according the fourth annual Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index. Several Western democracies, including France and the United States, slipped down the Index because of serious attacks on the right of journalists to keep their sources secret. Reporters Without Borders compiled this Index of 167 countries by asking its partner organizations (14 freedom of expression groups from around the world) and its network of 130 correspondents, as well as journalists, researchers, legal experts and human rights activists, to answer 50 questions designed to assess a country’s level of press freedom. Some countries are not mentioned for lack of information about them. Organisation North Korea once again comes bottom of the Reporters Without Borders fourth annual World Press Freedom Index, released today. It is closely followed in the 167-country list by Eritrea (166th) and Turkmenistan (165th), which are other “black holes” for news where the privately-owned media is not allowed and freedom of expression does not exist. Journalists there simply relay government propaganda. Anyone out of step is harshly dealt with. A word too many, a commentary that deviates from the official line or a wrongly-spelled name and the author may be thrown in prison or draw the wrath of those in power. Harassment, psychological pressure, intimidation and round-the-clock surveillance are routine.East Asia (Burma 163rd, China 159th, Vietnam 158th, Laos 155th), Central Asia (Turkmenistan 165th, Uzbekistan 155th, Afghanistan 125th, Kazakhstan 119th) and the Middle East (Iran 164th, Iraq 157th, Saudi Arabia 154th, Syria 145th) are where journalists have the toughest time and where government repression or armed groups prevent the media operating freely.The situation in Iraq (157th) deteriorated further during the year as the safety of journalists became more precarious. At least 24 journalists and media assistants have been killed so far this year, making it the mostly deadly conflict for the media since World War II. A total of 72 media workers have been killed since the fighting began in March 2003.But more and more African and Latin American countries (Benin 25th, Namibia 25th, El Salvador 28th, Cape Verde 29th, Mauritius 34th, Mali 37th, Costa Rica 41st and Bolivia 45th) are getting very good rankings. RSF_en Western democracies slip backSome Western democracies slipped down the Index. The United States (44th) fell more than 20 places, mainly because of the imprisonment of New York Times reporter Judith Miller and legal moves undermining the privacy of journalistic sources. Canada (21st) also dropped several places due to decisions that weakened the privacy of sources and sometimes turned journalists into “court auxiliaries.” France (30th) also slipped, largely because of searches of media offices, interrogations of journalists and introduction of new press offences.At the top of the Index once again are northern European countries Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway and the Netherlands, where robust press freedom is firmly established. The top 10 countries are all European. New Zealand (12th), Trinidad and Tobago (12th), Benin (25th) and South Korea (34th) are the highest-ranked countries in other continents.Press freedom, economic development and independenceCountries that have recently won their independence or have recovered it are very observant of press freedom and give the lie to the insistence of many authoritarian leaders that democracy takes decades to establish itself. Nine states that have had independence (or recovered it within the past 15 years) are among the top 60 countries – Slovenia (9th), Estonia (11th), Latvia (16th), Lithuania (21st), Namibia (25th), Bosnia-Herzegovina (33rd), Macedonia (43rd), Croatia (56th) and East Timor (58th).The Index also contradicts the frequent argument by leaders of poor and repressive countries that economic development is a vital precondition for democracy and respect for human rights. The top of the Index is heavily dominated by rich countries, but several very poor ones (with a per capita GDP of less than $1,000 in 2003) are among the top 60, such as Benin (25th), Mali (37th), Bolivia (45th), Mozambique (49th), Mongolia (53rd), Niger (57th) and East Timor (58th).
TAGSlimerickNewcastlewestrefugees A TOTAL of 24 Syrian refugees have been settled in Limerick on foot of a commitment which the city and county gave to the United Nations, a meeting of elected local authority members has been told.Three families were settled in Newcastlewest while ten people were provided with accommodation in the city, a meeting of Limerick city and county council heard earlier this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And it is envisaged that up to 100 more people, including ten families will be arriving here before the end of the year, members of the local authority were told.Officials told the members of the Home and Social Development Strategic Committee that the new Limerick residents are “settling in very well”.Cllr Jerome Scanlan (FG) asked whether “there has been any assessment of their educational skills so they might fit into the workplace?”He was told that “all the agencies are involved, including health and education. All those sort of issues are looked at”.The news that migrants are settling in Limerick comes against a backdrop of the Irish Navy carrying out lie-saving operations.The 57-member crew of the LE Róisín is being deployed to help those attempting to get access to Europe from war-torn countries.So far this year, just over 1,200 people have died in the massive waterway according to the International Organisation for Migration.Last year the LE Róisín pulled 8,000 people from the waters. CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Brian Kiloran said the Irish Navy is making a significant effort on behalf of Ireland.“The presence of the Irish Navy in the Mediterranean has been a tremendous source of pride for Ireland, but also has saved so many lives in so many crucial situations,” he [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleScottish footballer sticks the boot into BruffNext article#gigoftheweek : Emma Langford discusses mental health issues and the recording of ‘Tug of War’, a watershed moment for the Limerick singer/songwriter 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. WhatsApp Print Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Email Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLimerick to welcome more refugeesBy Bernie English – June 16, 2016 1027 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
NewsCommunityPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearBy Staff Reporter – September 2, 2020 287 Background vector created by freepik – www.freepik.comTHE population of the Mid West region increased by 3,300 in the past year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.488,300 people are now living in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, with the growth last year continuing an ongoing trend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ireland’s population increased by just over one per cent in the year to April and now stands at 4.98 million.A third of the 85,400 people who immigrated to Ireland in that period were returning Irish nationals, the highest number since 2007. Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email WhatsApp Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyMid WestNewspopulationregion Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous articleVicky calls for right to die with dignityNext articleBREAKING: New formats for 2020/21 Champions and Challenge Cup announced Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
WhatsApp Alleged rape victim gives evidence in court Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Twitter Facebook News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Pinterest A Donegal woman has told a Central Criminal Court jury that her ex-boyfriend raped her after he refused to leave their home because he wanted to discuss their reconciliation.The woman said that after the attack the accused turned to her and said: “The next thing you are going to do is tell the child that his Daddy is a rapist.”The accused has pleaded not guilty to raping the now 26-year-old woman on July 1, 2004. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – March 20, 2010 Facebook Previous articleHSE offers assurances over future of Buncrana Nursing UnitNext articleO’Neill to address FG conference on tourism potential News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Top StoriesSupreme Court Appoints Ranjan Gogoi As Sole Arbitrator In A Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Jan 2021 5:32 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has appointed Ranjan Gogoi, Rajya Sabha MP and former Chief Justice of India, as the sole arbitrator in a case.A division bench of Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi appointed Gogoi as the arbitrator in the case MCM Service Private Limited v. Ithalia Thai Development Public Company Limited based on the consent of the parties.The arbitral proceedings will be conducted…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 appointed Ranjan Gogoi, Rajya Sabha MP and former Chief Justice of India, as the sole arbitrator in a case.A division bench of Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi appointed Gogoi as the arbitrator in the case MCM Service Private Limited v. Ithalia Thai Development Public Company Limited based on the consent of the parties.The arbitral proceedings will be conducted by the Mumbai Centre fo rInternational Arbitration with the seat of the arbitration at New Delhi. The fees of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the parties, stated the order passed by the bench on January 11.Gogoi, who retired as the CJI on November 17, 2019, was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha by the President in March 2020. Gogoi’s acceptance of the Rajya Sabha nomination raised many eye brows as the move was seen as damaging the perception of judicial independence.While being the CJI, Gogoi had come under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations raised by a staff of the Supreme Court. He was given a clean chit by an in-house panel comprising Justices SA Bobde, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee. The complainant, who was dismissed from service earlier, had not participated in the in-house proceedings citing apprehension of bias. After the retirement of Gogoi, the Supreme Court reinstated the complainant into service.Click here to read/download orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesDisha Ravi Toolkit Case : Delhi High Court Directs Police To Ensure Compliance With Affidavit, Ensure No Info Leakage To Media Shreya Agarwal19 Feb 2021 12:50 AMShare This – xWhile hearing 21-year old climate activist Disha Ravi’s writ petition, the Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Police to ensure that no leakage of information happens with regard to the investigation in the case registered in connection with the ‘toolkit’ over the farmers protests.A single bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh directed the Delhi Police to follow the Ministry of…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?LoginWhile hearing 21-year old climate activist Disha Ravi’s writ petition, the Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Police to ensure that no leakage of information happens with regard to the investigation in the case registered in connection with the ‘toolkit’ over the farmers protests.A single bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh directed the Delhi Police to follow the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Office Memorandum dated Apr 1, 2010 titled “Advisory on Media Policy of Police”, and to ensure compliance with their affidavit stating that there has not been and will not be any leakage from the Police’s end to the media on vital details of the case. The Delhi Police has also been directed to conduct press briefings in accordance with the law. Aggrieved by the reportage in news channels Times Now, India Today and CNN News 18, Ravi had moved Court alleging the publication of “one-sided defamatory, suggestive innuendos, and half-truths” about her in the Toolkit case. The Court observed that the channel editors should ensure that that proper editorial control is exercised while disseminating information to ensure investigation is not hampered.Senior Advocate Akhil Sibal appeared for Disha Ravi, whereas the Delhi Police was represented by ASG SV Raju and the Union was represented by ASG Chetan Sharma.Sibal placed reliance on the MHA Memorandum and argued that the memorandum itself directed for the accused person’s right to privacy to be respected. In response to which, ASG SV Raju appearing for Delhi Police, argued that the directions in the memorandum were not as much for the protection of the right to privacy as for ensuring that investigation in the case is not hampered. At this, Sr. Adv. Sibal pointed out that he was fully in agreement with the ASG on the point that investigation was not to be hampered due to vilifying/sensationalized media reporting which was why Ravi had made prayers asking for restraint to be shown till the chargesheet is filed in the case.Sibal also said that the said OM was also relied upon in various judgements, at which point, Justice Prathiba Singh enquired of ASG Raju if the OM was still operative. Raju then informed the court that it was.The following are some of the guidelines laid down in the OM: “I. Only designated officers should disseminate information to the media on major crime and law and order incidents, important detections, recoveries and other notable achievements of the police. II. Police Officers should confine their briefings to the essential facts and not rush to the press with half-baked, speculative or unconfirmed information about ongoing investigations. The briefing should normally be done only at the following stages of a case: a. Registration b. Arrest of accused personsc. Charge-sheeting of the case d. Final outcome of case such as conviction/acquittal etc. In a case that attracts the interest of the media, a specific time may be fixed everyday when the designated officer would make an appropriate statement on the investigation. III. In the first 48 hours there should be no unnecessary release of information except about the facts of the incident and that the investigation has been taken up. IV. The general tendency to give piecemeal information/clues, on a daily/regular basis, with regard to the progress/various lines of investigation, should be strongly discouraged so that the investigations are not compromised and the criminals/suspects do not take undue advantage of information shared by the Police authorities about the likely course of the investigation. VI. Due care should be taken to ensure that there is no violation of the legal, privacy and human rights of the accused/victims. a. Arrested persons should not be paraded before the media. b. Faces of arrested persons whose Test Identification Parade is required to be conducted should not be exposed to the media. VII. No opinionated and judgmental statements should be made by the police while briefing the media”.Last year, the Delhi High Court had referred to this Office Memorandum in the case Devangana Kalita v Union of India to observe that police cannot use media to influence public opinion against the accused.”An expression of an opinion that an accused is not guilty does not destroy the presumption of innocence that must be maintained till an accused is tried and found guilty of an offence. A media campaign to pronounce a person guilty would certainly destroy the presumption of innocence”, a single bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru had observed in that case.The judgment in Kalita case further observed :”It is also necessary to bear in mind that human dignity is recognized as a constitutional value and a right to maintain one’s reputation is a facet of human dignity. A person cannot be denuded of his or her dignity merely because he/she is an accused or is under trial”Click here to read/download the orderNext Story
WhatsApp Previous articleIFA asks why 33 Donegal townlands were excluded from ANC schemeNext articleRestaurants and cafes could open by mid-summer News Highland Wind Energy now Ireland’s primary electricity source – IWEA Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Wind energy became Ireland’s number one source of electricity for a full quarter for the first time during the first three months of 2020.Figures released this week by the SEAI showed wind energy provided 43.8% up to the end of March, followed by natural gas, which provided 41.8%.Justin Moran of the Irish Wind Energy Association, says last year saw a third of Irish electricity demand met by wind, and this year is set to break that record.He says one of the biggest challenges facing the industry is to improve communication with local communities……Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/justinweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – April 29, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR