Action Planning shares documents on Futurebuilders launch

first_img Howard Lake | 19 May 2004 | News The first application period opens on 5 July 2004.If you didn’t attend the launch you can still view some of the presentations made by downloading them at no charge from the Action Planning Web site. Action Planning shares documents on Futurebuilders launch Tagged with: Community fundraising Consulting & Agencies Fundraising consultancy Action Planning has published Powerpoint files and Adobe Acrobat PDFs from their recent event promoting the launch of the new £125 million Futurebuilders fund.Futurebuilders, the new £125 government investment fund for England, was launched by the Home Secretary David Blunkett on 5 May 2004 at a conference for 1,400 delegates organised by Action Planning.Futurebuilders will invest in about 250 voluntary and community organisations working in one or more of the following areas: community cohesion, crime, education and learning, health and social care, and support for children and young people. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  2 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

Social media drives response but can fail on donations, says study

first_img  280 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Social media drives response but can fail on donations, says study Tagged with: Research / statistics social media Campaigns on social media may grab people’s attention but that doesn’t always result in a donation, particularly for lesser-known charities, a US study has found.The study, Viral Altruism? Charitable Giving and Social Contagion in Online Networks by the John Hopkins Carey Business School, suggests that there is a tendency for people to share online campaigns, but not donate.The paper is based on data from nearly 3,500 pledges made via social media fundraising application HelpAttack! to charities including the American Red Cross, Best Friends Animal Society, and Homes for Our Troops. It shows that while broadcasting is positively associated with donations, some individuals appeared to broadcast a pledge and then delete it.Of the sample, 64 percent of pledges were fulfilled, 13 percent were partially fulfilled, and 16 percent were deleted. The proportion of deleted pledges was seen to be higher among users who had broadcast their pledges on a social media platform.The researchers also conducted an online experiment and a survey. The experiment used Facebook ads and other methods to encourage users to donate to the charity Heifer International. While the campaign reached 6.4 million Facebook users and generated many “likes” and “shares,” the campaign received just 30 donations.In the survey, participants were asked if they would give half of a hypothetical $10 to charity. While approximately 35 percent said yes, the pledged figure decreased when the possibilities of a third-party processor and a processing fee were added to the question.Mario Macis, assistant professor at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins said:“In spite of the hype, it’s actually quite hard for lesser-known charities to raise funds online. Many people may regard online social networks as free platforms for personal exchange and much less as vehicles for an activity that comes at some cost to them. In more traditional forms of activism, participants make a tangible contribution. Online platforms, in contrast, provide opportunities for activism that may consist of nearly costless actions.”  279 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 18 April 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 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 read more

Prosecution testimony exposes weakness of evidence against website editor

first_img RSF_en to go further All the lèse-majesté charges that have been brought against Thai journalists, bloggers and ordinary members of the public constitute serious violations of the fundamental right to media freedom and free expression.Joe Gordon, a Thai-born US citizen who has been detained for nearly 90 days was formerly charged with lèse-majesté on 30 August for praising a biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his blog and translating it into Thai. The biography, written by Paul Handley and entitled “The king never smiles,” is banned in Thailand. He was arrested during a visit to his birthplace in northeastern Thailand last May and has been denied bail ever since. Lèse-majesté carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.Channel 7 journalist Somjit Nawakruasunthorn is meanwhile the target of an intimidation campaign by members of the “Red Shirt” movement, who accuse her of addressing the prime minister in an inappropriate manner during an interview. “Her comments breached the code of ethics for the media,” said Nopporn Namchiangtai, the leader of a Red Shirt group that staged a demonstration outside the TV station on 30 August.The Bangkok Post reported on 26 August that a group of journalists sent an open letter to the prime minister drawing her attention to the “hate campaign” against Somjit. Emails are reportedly circulating among Red Shirt members with her name and photo and with instructions to “remember her face” and “take care of her when you see her.”In another worrying development, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung, who also heads the Royal Thai Police Office, announced on 26 August that he intended to establish a “war room” to deal with websites with content constituting lèse-majesté.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the continuing detention of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, the former editor of the Voice of Thaksin newspaper, who is facing a possible 30-year jail sentence on two lèse-majesté counts with which he was formally charged on 26 July.Norawase Yospiyasathien, a 22-year-old student at Kasetsart University, was arrested on 5 August for copying an article from Fa Diew Kan (Same Sky), a blog covering social and political issues, and posting it on his personal blog. The university’s deputy rector of student affairs filed a lèse-majesté complaint against him in order to protect “the university’s image.”See also the cases of Somsak Jeamteerasakul and Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul.Thailand is classified as a “country under surveillance” in the Enemies of the Internet list that Reporters Without Borders released on 12 March. Follow the news on Thailand News A prosecution witness at Chiranuch Premchaiporn’s trial on lèse-majesté charges revealed at the latest hearing on 9 September that it was a member of the royal family who alerted the police to the presence of messages criticising the monarchy on her website, Prachatai.The witness, Police Lt. Col. Boonlert Kullayanamit of the Crime Suppression Bureau, said then interior ministry inspector-general ML Panadda Disakul notified the police about the messages on 24 October 2008. The initials ML (Mom Luang) are a honorific that is given to the grandchildren of Thai kings. Panadda is now the governor of Chiang Mai province.It was as a result of Panadda’s information that an investigation was begun and the charges were brought against Chiranuch.Other revelations during the hearing highlighted the weakness of the evidence against her. It emerged that at least one of the allegedly defamatory comments, one posted by “Bento,” had been copied word for word from Hi5, another website. Lt. Col. Boonlert also revealed that the investigators worked with printed transcripts of the posts without ever comparing them with the originals.In comments to the media, Boonlert said if a new case were brought against Prachatai, the police would request the cooperation of foreign companies, as the media’s server has relocated overseas.——————————09.01.2011 – Website editor could get 20 years on computer crime chargesReporters Without Borders is very worried about Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the head of the news website Prachatai, whose trial in connection with comments posted on her site resumes today. Also known as Jiew, she is charged under articles 14 and 15 of the Computer Crimes Act.“Chiranuch is the victim of arbitrary use of draconian laws, namely the Computer Crimes Act and Section 112 of the criminal code, on lèse-majesté,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The new prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, and her government must prevent freedom of expression being curbed under the pretext of protecting the king’s image. We are waiting for a sign of a real political will to reform these repressive laws.“We take note of Judge Kampot Rungrat’s pledge to use purely technical and legal criteria when trying this case, namely whether or not Chiranuch contributed to the comments posted on the site and whether or not she deliberately waited before deleting them. We urge the authorities to drop the charges against her without delay.”Two police officers are due to testify for the prosecution when the trial resumes today before a Bangkok court after a six-month break. More prosecution witnesses are due to be heard on 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20 and 21 September. Witnesses for the defence will testify on 11, 12, 13 and 14 October.Chiranuch is facing a possible 20-year jail sentence for 10 comments damaging to the “royal court’s image” which were posted on her site from April to October 2010 and which, according to prosecutors, were not withdrawn quickly enough. Each comment could potentially result in a five-year sentence, but the overall maximum is 20 years. Chiranuch’s lawyers insist that she cooperated with the authorities and deleted the offending comments as soon as possible.The number of lèse-majesté complaints brought before Thai courts (often combined with charges under the Computer Crimes Act) has been growing steadily for years. Reporters Without Borders deplores the way this charge worthy of bygone age is used arbitrarily for political ends and points out that Prime Minister Yingluck has herself criticized “inappropriate” use of the lèse-majesté law.Chiranuch was arrested on 31 March 2010 in connection with another lèse-majesté complaint which, if it leads to prosecution, could potentially result in second sentence of up to 50 years in prison. Help by sharing this information ThailandAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more September 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecution testimony exposes weakness of evidence against website editor Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice in Paytm’s Plea Seeking Protection Of Its Customers From Phishing Taking Place Through Various Telecom Networks [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice in Paytm’s Plea Seeking Protection Of Its Customers From Phishing Taking Place Through Various Telecom Networks [Read Petition] Karan Tripathi2 Jun 2020 8:03 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea moved by Paytm seeking court’s intervention in protecting its customers from getting defrauded through phishing that is taking place on various telecom networks such as MTNL, Jio, BSNL, Vodafone, Airtel, etc. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notices to the Department of Telecom…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea moved by Paytm seeking court’s intervention in protecting its customers from getting defrauded through phishing that is taking place on various telecom networks such as MTNL, Jio, BSNL, Vodafone, Airtel, etc. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notices to the Department of Telecom (Ministry of Communications), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, along with the aforesaid mobile networks. It is highlighted by Advocate Karuna Nundy for the Petitioner that these fraudsters claim to be Petitioner’s representatives, through unsolicited commercial communications, SMS or voice calls, in order to induce the Petitioner’s customers to part with sensitive data that enables the fraudster to divert the customers’ funds to their own accounts. The Petitioner further argues that under the statutory regime it is the responsibility, and indeed the exclusive liability, of Telecommunications Service Providers (henceforth”Telcos”) to prevent such fraud and deter fraudsters through blocking and/ or financial disincentives. ‘The Telcos’ failure to undertake proper verification prior to the registration of telemarketers enables fraudulent telemarketers to carry out phishing activities against the Petitioners’ and associate/ group companies’ customers. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the z Petitioner argues, has also abdicated its statutory obligation to take action against the violations of the statutory obligations by the Telcos. The petition states: ‘a large chunk of UCC (and by extension, fraudulent phishing) emanates from Unregistered Telemarketers (UTMs), despite the prohibition on such communication. Such UTMs use mobile numbers/sim cards that have been issued without proper verification, which makes the senders difficult to trace even for Telcos over whose networks the UCC by the UTM has been sent.’ In light of this, the Petitioner submits that sending of UCC by a UTM therefore violates customers’ fundamental rights to privacy and data integrity and also does not fall within the realm of balancing legitimate business interests. Moreover, the Petitioner argues, It is also in violation of the stated purpose of the TRAI Act, to protect consumer interests and rights.Click Here To Download Petiton[Read Petition] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Investigation launched into early morning assault in Letterkenny

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Investigation launched into early morning assault in Letterkenny By News Highland – January 19, 2021 Facebook Previous articleMan charged following a drugs seizure in DerryNext articleSergeant describes Covid impact among Gardai as ‘reaching pinch point’ News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp An investigation has been launched into an early morning assault in Letterkenny.The incident happened shortly after midnight at Fairgreen Park.The female victim sustained serious head injuries as a result of the attack and was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment. Gardai believe that a number of implements were used in what’s been described as a sustained assault.A man is currently in custody in relation to the incident.Meanwhile Gardai have confirmed that the incident initially began outside the premises with two men also sustaining injuries. There was also significant damage caused to a front door panel as a result of the attack. Gardai are appealing for witnesses – anyone with information is being urged to contact then at Letterkenny Garda Station. Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

ForestHER workshop at Colley Complex March 3-4

first_img Print Article Law enforcement officers given appreciation breakfast “We’ve lost seven officers to murder in the last 13 months, eight in the line of duty,” Alabama Attorney General… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The March 4 workshop will meet in the downstairs room at the Colley Senior Complex located at 715 Elm Street in Troy For more information or to register contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or email at [email protected] Published 9:29 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Next UpForestHER Workshops are conducted throughout the state.“One of the goals of the ForestHER workshop is equipping women with the knowledge and skills for successful land management whether they inherited the land or purchased by choice,” Jorgensen said.The fee for the ForestHER workshop is $65 and includes a workbook to keep, breaks, lunch and dinner on March 3 (from 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.) and breakfast and lunch on March 4 (from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.). Seating is limited so preregistration is required. ForestHER workshop at Colley Complex March 3-4 Email the author Most of day one will be indoors learning about fire behavior, safety and management techniques. The remaining portion of the class will be spent in the woods applying what has been learned in the classroom. Weather permitting, participants will see a prescribed fire.ForestHER is a women-focused workshop series designed and led by Auburn University Forestry and Wildlife Sciences professor Becky Barlow. The Colley Senior Complex in Troy will be the host site for a “ForestHER – On Fire” workshop on March 3 and 4. The hands-on workshop will focus on teaching women landowners about Alabama’s historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be used as an effective land management tool, said Cathy Jorgensen, a member of the  Pike Chapter of TREASURE  Forest.“This program is tailored to women who love nature and enjoy learning about the natural world,” Jorgensen said. “You do not have to own a lot of land. If you have even one acre, you will benefit from this workshop.” You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/19/20

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUERangers 6, Chicago 3Dallas 3, Arizona 2Boston 2, Edmonton 1 — OTFlorida 4, Anaheim 1Colorado 3, Islanders 1Minnesota 4, Vancouver 3 — OT/SOTOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLLouisville 90, Syracuse 66Villanova 91, DePaul 71Georgia 65, Auburn 55Seton Hall 74, Butler 72Houston 76, Tulsa 43NC State 88, Duke 66Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 20, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/19/20center_img Beau Lundlast_img

Club Feature: the Identity Project

first_imgThe Identity Project of Notre Dame (IDND), a student club that addresses issues of sexuality and human dignity through the lens of Catholic Church teaching, is in the midst of planning its annual Edith Stein Project Conference.“The Edith Stein Project Conference is the largest student-run conference in the United States,” Hailey Vrdolyak, club co-vice president and junior, said. “The conference brings together 30 speakers to discuss what the Catholic Church can offer to the discussion of issues faced on college campuses, such as the hook-up culture, pornography and other topics regarding human sexuality.”Vrdolyak said past conferences have been attended by more than 300 people, including Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students and professors. This year’s conference, to be held Feb. 6-7 in McKenna Hall, will address the theme of “Radiant Image: Cultivating Authentic Identity in the Modern World” and will focus on the central idea of living in God’s image, according to the IDND website.The conference namesake, Edith Stein, was canonized in 1998 as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and “fought for the truth and the dignity of women through her writings and frequent letters,” according to the IDND website. Working as a teacher, nurse and philosopher and eventually as a cloistered Carmelite nun, she was martyred at Auschwitz in 1942. The club website states: “We look to Edith Stein for inspiration as a model of turning one’s heart to God and as someone who lived her vocation with the genuine spirit of self-gift.”This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Edith Stein Project Conference.“The club was founded in 2004, and the first conference was held in the spring of 2005,” IDND president and senior Mary Kate Martinson said. “The Identity Project has hosted an annual conference every spring since its founding.”Although the annual conference serves as the club’s main event, IDND co-sponsors other campus events that promote the Catholic identity of Notre Dame and help students develop as Catholic leaders, Alexandra DeSanctis, IDND co-vice president and junior, said.The club meets on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the McNeill Room of LaFortune.“We foster fruitful conversation about issues of identity … and healthy relationships,” DeSanctis said. “We often read articles on these topics and discuss in a group. The meetings are also often used as a time to plan for the conference.”Contact [email protected] or visit the club Facebook page at for more information about the club or the conference. Register for the conference online at Registration is free for Notre, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students.Tags: carmletine nun, Edith Stein, Edith Stein Project Conference, Identity Project, Identity Project Notre Dame, IDND, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Crosslast_img read more

Jamestown Mayor’s 2021 Budget Includes No Layoffs, Property Tax Decrease

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist presented his 2021 Executive Budget Thursday, one that includes no layoffs for full-time employees, as well as a decrease in the property tax rate. Sundquist says that the property tax rate decrease of .72 percent, or $.17 per thousand in assessed value, is the largest decrease in a decade. For an average $70,000 home, that is a decrease of $11.90, according to Sundquist.  Additionally, Sundquist’s budget includes a decrease in the tax levy of $70,000.The cut comes despite a slew of challenges, including a projected $4 million dollar deficit to an already fiscally stressed municipality.“When faced with the prospect of being against the state constitutional taxing limit, low home values, and a structurally inflexible budget, if we just sat back and kept the City afloat, we were one storm away from sinking,” Sundquist said in a letter addressed to Jamestown City Council and the community at large. “Little did I know at the time, that one of the largest storms we have ever had to face was just beyond the horizon.” The Mayor, however, says that the cut comes with a caveat. The budget assumes a 20% cut in general purpose aid from the State, as well as local street and highway maintenance funding, according to Sundquist. In addition, he says the budget “further removes many of our recreation and event programming to ensure the City keeps staff.”“The City will begin in earnest to shift the responsibility of events toward community organizations,” he adds.Additionally, the Mayor cut $1.2 million from the 2020 adopted budget as part of Phase One of his Financial Reconstruction Plan. Sundquist said during the City Council Work Session last Monday that the municipality wouldn’t have to move to Phase Two.Sundquist also says that a major 2021 goal involves the increase in community engagement from several City departments. The following are points listed, verbatim, by the Mayor in his letter:Parks. “If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we must cherish our public parks. For the first time in 14 years, the Parks Department will have a new Parks Manager and a reimagined vision for recreation in the City. Our Recreation Coordinator will focus less on specific yearly events, and more to fostering community involvement, lifestyle, and year-round recreation.”Mayor’s Office. “The Mayor’s Office sees the addition of a Communications Coordinator/Grant Writer, who will assist all City departments in a centralized communication strategy and in funding opportunities. As many departments do not have the capacity to write grants or showcase their current projects, this dual role will allow City departments to communicate more clearly with the public and capture valuable dollars for projects.”Police Department. “As a part of reform initiatives, the Jamestown Police Department will be adding a new position of Citizen Affairs & Community Engagement Captain. This role is to focus on citizen engagement and ensuring our residents are connected to the resources they need in every interaction with our police. We must be committed to making our Police more connected with our community.”Sundquist says that City Council is required to hold a public hearing on the budget and then vote to ratify on, or before, Dec. 1st. If Council does not act by that date, the proposed Executive Budget goes into effect for 2021. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Roanoke Go Outside Festival

first_imgRoanoke, Virginia’s annual Go Outside Festival is taking place this weekend, October 17-19. From live music to hiking, biking, and fishing to professional demos and craft beers galore, there will never be a dull moment. The top-notch musical acts this year include the Hackensaw Boys, Humming House, Blue Moonshine and Proverbial!Hackensaw_Boys_-_Promo_Photo_Hi_Res_mediumGates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and entry to this event is free of charge. That’s right, no tickets needed! Bring some cash for the delicious food and drink vendors, as well as the gear tents and a few competitive events if you so choose to participate.Camping is first come, first serve. There are a couple of designated areas: quiet, not-so-quiet, and RV. Check their site for a venue map.Kids are welcome and even have their own space to run free with activities like cardboard cave building, rock climbing, hula hooping, guided hiking, and more.The Go Outside Festival is pet friendly. To keep everyone happy and safe, be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times! There are even a few activities for your four legged friends.Everyone is encouraged to get involved, walk around, touch gear, try stuff out, and have fun.View GO Outside Festival in a larger maplast_img read more