Ireland’s national giving campaign asks charities to register

first_imgIreland’s national giving campaign asks charities to register AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 May 2013 | News According to Philanthropy Ireland, the problem is that not enough people in Ireland give in a considered and sustained manner which would enable charities and worthy causes to plan over the long term. The campaign hopes to reverse this downward trajectory to create a cultural shift in Irish people’s giving habits and show that every person can make a difference.The upcoming advertising campaign will point people to ‘The One Percent Difference’ website. As well as a calculator that enables users to figure out how much 1% means to them, there will be a short questionnaire on the website that will help people decide where their 1% should go. It assesses the user’s values and priorities and matches them with causes that are likely to resonate with them.The site will not process donations. It will simply ask users to pledge their 1% to a cause and will also provide links to the websites of the resulting organisations.  17 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. The National Giving Campaign in Ireland, which has been rebranded as the One Percent Difference Campaign, has extended its deadline for charities to be included on its website to 27 May 2013.The One Percent Difference Campaign is being run by Philanthropy Ireland and will encourage everyone in Ireland to give 1% either financially or of their time. Philanthropy Ireland says, if taken up, this would double current giving levels.Philanthropy Ireland is currently developing a national awareness campaign that will act as a call to action for causes all over the country and will encourage everyone to get involved. Advertisementlast_img read more

Targeted theft of RSF correspondent’s computer in Abidjan

first_img Reports to go further October 16, 2020 Find out more KAMBOU SIA / AFP November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en October 29, 2020 Find out more Brandishing a gun, the burglars took Mieu’s computer but left his wife’s and other objects of value. Mieu specializes in business stories but also covers politics and social issues.Mieu filed a complaint at the local police station in the suburb of Cocody. The police have opened an investigation and sent a police officer to his home to do a routine crime report.“This armed attack, whose sole aim seems to have been the targeted theft of Mieu’s computer, is obviously very worrying,” RSF said. “We call on the police and judicial authorities to conduct a serious and thorough investigation that quickly sheds all possible light on this matter.”Côte d’Ivoire is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Côte d’IvoireAfrica Condemning abuses Violence Help by sharing this information RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Côte d’IvoireAfrica Condemning abuses Violence center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed to learn that the home of its correspondent in Abidjan, Ivorian journalist Baudelaire Mieu, was the target of a burglary yesterday. Mieu also works for the US news agency Bloomberg and the Paris-based pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique. Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa May 23, 2016 Targeted theft of RSF correspondent’s computer in Abidjan News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News News Organisation last_img read more

Donegal property prices down 2.4% in third quarter

first_img WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Twitter News Pinterest Google+ The latest figures from property website show that house prices in Donegal fell by 2.4% in the third quarter of 2010.[podcast][/podcast]Over that period the average asking price in Donegal was €183,000, a fall of €86,000 from the peak.The fall recorded nationally was 3.7% – Ronan Lyons of explains why the fall recorded in Donegal was below the national average: Previous articleFG Health Spokesperson says major reform is needed in the health systemNext article16 year old questioned about Letterkenny attacks released pending file to the DPP News Highland Facebook By News Highland – October 5, 2010 center_img Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal property prices down 2.4% in third quarter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

Conduct Of Election Amidst Pandemic To Violate Art. 19(1)(a) Right To Vote, To Know About Candidates: Plea In Patna HC Seeks Deferment Of Assembly Polls [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesConduct Of Election Amidst Pandemic To Violate Art. 19(1)(a) Right To Vote, To Know About Candidates: Plea In Patna HC Seeks Deferment Of Assembly Polls [Read Petition] Mehal Jain24 Aug 2020 5:43 AMShare This – xAfter the Supreme Court, the Patna High Court has also been moved in a PIL to defer the upcoming assembly election to be held in the State of Bihar as the term of the Bihar Legislative Assembly ends in the month of November, 2020. Advocate Jai Vardhan Narayan, petitioner-in-person, has submitted that merely going through the Election Commission of India’s guidelines for conduct 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?LoginAfter the Supreme Court, the Patna High Court has also been moved in a PIL to defer the upcoming assembly election to be held in the State of Bihar as the term of the Bihar Legislative Assembly ends in the month of November, 2020. Advocate Jai Vardhan Narayan, petitioner-in-person, has submitted that merely going through the Election Commission of India’s guidelines for conduct of elections during the COVID 19 pandemic makes it clear as crystal that they will never achieve the commands of the Apex Court as also the protection of fundamental rights of the citizens of the State of Bihar as guaranteed in the Constitution. “It is apparent that the Constitution of India vide Article 19(1)(a) which deals with freedom of speech and expression and its scope of casting of votes by voters which is being fully covered by the aforesaid Article and hence voter’s right to know the antecedents including criminal past of a candidate to membership of parliament or legislative assembly has been held as a fundamental right. This command of the Constitution has been dealt in detail by the Apex Court in Union of India (UOI) V. Association for Democratic Reforms and Anr. WITH People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and Anr. V. Union of India (UOI) and Anr. Reported in AIR 2002 SC 2112, (2002) 5 SCC 294 and it is confirmed that right to vote and getting information of a particular candidate in an election is a fundamental right”, it is urged. It is pointed out that in the ensuing assembly election of the State of Bihar which is likely to be held in the month of September/October, it would not be possible at all to communicate the bio data of the candidates to the voters in entirety to all the constituencies of the State of Bihar on account of the pandemic COVID 19. Also, the plea advances, Section 126 of the Representation of the People’s Act, 1950 which provides for Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty-eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll shall also be affected since the aforesaid time is provided for making up minds of the people so as to select a candidate of choice for voting. But here on account of the pandemic COVID 19, it would not be possible to get the information available to the voters in regard to candidate’s bio-data etc. “As per the current data available approximately 117671 cases have been detected so far in the State of Bihar. The statistics are available on the official twitter account of the health department…anyone can catch COVID-19 and become seriously ill…as per the order of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide Notification No. 40-3/2020-DM I(A) dated 29.07.2020, it has been directed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India that large public gathering shall continue to remain prohibited”, it is urged. Besides, it is argued that the state of Bihar is combating floods and according to the available report dated 21.08.2020 uploaded on the website of the Disaster Management, Government of Bihar, all together 16 Districts have been badly affected with the flood and approximately 8292464 people have been affected. The causality in regard to total deaths is reported to be approximately 27. The deluge has swamped 1,232 panchayat areas in 125 blocks of the 16 districts. According to the news reports, Rivers such as Baghmati, Burhi Gandak, Kamlabalan, Adhwara, Khiroi and Ghaghra are flowing above the danger levels. Ganga is also flowing 17 cm above the danger mark at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur. The river’s water level rose by 1-4 cm at various places in the State. The petitioner had stressed that the situation is not at all favourable for conducting elections and as such the ensuing election will be conducted against the provisions of the statutory norms as well as the rights conferred upon citizens by the Constitution. “The citizens fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression under Article19(1)(A) of the Constitution of India includes the right to know the bio data of the contesting candidates which is also the command of the Apex Court as a fundamental right of the voters will never be complied with in the prevailing situation”, it is iterated.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

CCO “Living Outside The Box” Event Is Filled To Capacity

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Mike Stepto “Living Outside The Box” Speaker(Tucker Publishing joins the City-County Observer as a co-sponsor of this event)Steve Hammer the Chairman of the “Living Outside The Box” speaker series announced the sponsors of this event will be the City-County Observer and Tucker Publishing. This event will be held on Wednesday, June 26th in the private room at Pangea Kitchen at noon. This event is filled to capacity.We orginally planned to make this event an invitation only but it got out of control when we started to receive many requests from interested people that wanted to attend this event. We originally planned to invite 20 guest but it quickly mulipulyied to 40 guests.  Even more amazing is we now have a waiting list around 23 people who want to attend the next “Living Outside The Box” speaker series event.This month features speaker is Mike Stepto career spans over 25 years with the iconic Evansville family business, the Pet Food Centers.Mr Stepto is the the President and CEO of Pet Food Center a regional Pet Retail Chain.will be the City-County Observer and Tucker Publishing  “Living Outside The Box” speakers series on June 26, 2019 at PANGEA restaurant.Mike Stepto earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University Murray, Kentucky. earned his Associate of Arts Degree at Kemper Military School and College in Boonville, MO. Mr. Stepto and his family are member of St. Benedict Catholic Church.He’s a supporter of numerous charities; Vanderburgh Humane Society, Tri-State MS Society, PC Pound Puppies, It takes a Village, Memorial High School Athletics, Vanderburgh County 4-H, Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Knight of Columbus Chapter 12541, Holy Redeemer.Mike Stepto is married to Tiffany Nunn Stepto and they have two children, Alan Michael a Junior at Memorial High school and Phoebe who attends St Ben’s Catholic school.Event Chairman Steve Hammer stated “that our monthly speaker series will focus on home grown businesses successes and challenges. Mr. Hammer says; “Living Outside The Box” speakers series will feature unique and insightful stories of success and perseverance from prominent business leaders that tend to fly under the public radar.”Hammer also added; “We understand that there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs who, because of economic, technological, or political challenges, have experienced a negative impact on their businesses.”   “We are going to actively search for local business people who went through economic adversity due to bureaucratic restrictions, governmental intervention, or increased competition, but had the good business sense to “Living Outside The Box” to allow their products or services to continue to thrive. We also hope that this will turn out to be a great resource for local developing businesses.”For additional information concerning our next ‘Living Outside The Box” speaker event please contract Steve Hammer by calling him at 812-589-3802.FOOTNOTE: Get your own copy of “Living Outside the Box” on Amazon. read more

Electric car charging stations installed along toll road in Rolling Prairie

first_img Electric car charging stations installed along toll road in Rolling Prairie Pinterest Twitter (“Heading towards the Indiana Toll Road” by Haydn Blackey, C.C. BY-SA 2.0) Do you have an electric car? You can now charge it along the Indiana Toll Road.The Toll Road has installed “DC Fast Charging” fast-charging stations at the westbound and eastbound rest areas in Rolling Prairie, reports WSBT-TV.A car can be charged up to 80% in about 30 minutes.You can pay using an app called “EV Connect” or by credit card at the station. Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ WhatsApp By Network Indiana – January 16, 2021 0 201 Previous articleSnow could coat the ground on SundayNext articleIU Prof: Health , economic success go hand-in-hand in Hoosier state Network Indianalast_img read more

News story: Home Secretary attends Finsbury Park attack memorial

first_img Today we remember the life of Makram Ali and the people whose lives were changed forever by the Finsbury Park attack. The tragedy is a reminder of the complicated nature of the threat we face, including from far-right extremism. In the days after the attack I visited the scene and was struck by the bravery, unity and defiance of the local community. This strength has not waned and embodies how the people of this country will not allow terrorists to undermine our way of life. On the streets of Finsbury Park I promised mourners that we would do everything we could to confront all forms of terrorism – and this determination remains unwavering. The Home Secretary attended a commemoration event in Islington to mark the first anniversary of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack this morning.He joined local community leaders, other politicians, and the family of Makram Ali, who was killed in the attack, to pay tribute to him and all those affected.Speaking after the memorial, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: Earlier this month, the government published its strengthened counter-terrorism strategy which explained the increasing threat presented by the extreme right wing and the actions the government is taking to combat all forms of terrorism.For those that have been affected by terrorism, an anniversary can be particularly upsetting. Information on the different kinds of practical and emotional support available, including peer support networks and advice about talking to children has been published on Support for victims of terrorism website.last_img read more

Donald Glover Spoofs Kanye Shitstorm As SNL Host, Childish Gambino Debuts Tracks As Musical Guest [Watch]

first_imgOn Saturday night, multi-talented writer/actor/musician/entertainment Renaissance man Donald Glover (known in the music world as Childish Gambino) entered a rare club, becoming one of a short list of performers to serve double duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Just as he does with all his various, separate projects, Glover put his best foot forward in both roles, showing that he doesn’t just do a bunch of different things–he does a bunch of different things really well.On SNL, Glover starred in his silliest, wittiest comedic form in the episode’s wealth of priceless sketches, and fully transformed into his Gambino alter-ego for his incredible musical performances, both of which were debuts. For his opening monologue, over smooth jazz in the key of D, Glover joked about being hung up on his two failed SNL auditions back in the day. Playing on the frequent comments about the breadth of his talent, he sang about how “I really can do anything” while asking cast members what they did for their auditions and failing at menial tasks with pronounced hubris.As a bit of self-aware commentary at the end of the monologue, Glover didn’t stray from the script customarily read by the host to welcome the musical guest, despite the unusual circumstances: “We have a great show for you tonight, Childish Gambino is here.” That distinction was proven valid throughout the show, as Donald, the Emmy-winning actor/director, and Gambino, the Grammy-winning musician, both shined in their respective, separate duties.Donald Glover – SNL Opening MonologueAmong Glover’s most amusing segments was a pre-canned sketch riffing on Kanye West‘s recent deluge of inflammatory public comments in a parody of the critically acclaimed new horror film, A Quiet Place. In the sketch, titled “A Kanye Place,” a group of would-be victims is attempting to sneak through a cornfield undetected by the monsters trying to eat them, but despite their attempts to stay quiet, Kanye keeps tweeting outlandish shit and they can’t help but talk about it–which turns out to be their downfall. It’s a sublime send-up of the media circus that’s surrounded West in the last couple weeks and the perplexing process the public has gone through of denouncing, deliberating, and endlessly debating the significance of this metaphorical dumpster fire. Check it out below:A Kanye Place[Video: Saturday Night Live]Serving as Childish Gambino in another pre-filmed clip, titled “Friendos”, Glover, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd portray a hilarious spoof of mumble-rap superstars Migos. Under the guise of a hot club banger music video, the Friendos do maintenance on their group relationship by going to therapy with Dr. Angela, played with a steely deadpan by Cecily Strong. A$AP Rocky even makes a surprise cameo. Watch the video below:Childish Gambino ft. A$AP Rocky – “Friendos“Glover also put on his Childish Gambino “mask” for a theatrically choreographed performance of a new track, his first since his universally-acclaimed 2016 album, Awaken, My Love! The performance was introduced by (and featured the dance moves of) Zoë Kravitz. You can watch the SNL debut performance of “Saturday”, the appropriately-titled new track, below:Childish Gambino – “Saturday”For Childish Gambino’s other musical performance, he debuted another new song, “This Is America”. The SNL video of that performance was not released with the others, but today he released an official music video for the track, which strikingly juxtaposes the joyful machismo and the harrowing violence and fear that come along with being a black man in America. The track also features backing vocals by Young Thug, 21 Savage, Quavo of Migos, Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi, and BlocBoy JB. Check out the music video below:Childish Gambino – This Is America[Video: Donald Glover]You can see an assortment of other clips of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino on SNL below. For more information on Childish Gambino’s upcoming tour dates, head here. Check out some more hilarious clips of Donald Glover on Saturday Night Live below:Cleveland Cavaliers Promo (Cut For Time)Barbie InstagramPrison Job80’s Music VideoLando’s SummitCourtroomDirty Talklast_img read more

Saint Mary’s hosts First Year Parents’ Weekend

first_imgOver the weekend, Saint Mary’s welcomed first-year parents to the campus as a part of its annual First Year Parents’ Weekend. First Year Parents’ Weekend began in 2015 as a way for students and their parents to spend quality time together on and off campus after students’ first semester of college. The event was hosted by the first year class council.The weekend kicked off Friday night with registration and an opening reception. Saturday morning, parents and students enjoyed go-karting and bowling at Strikes and Spares Entertainment Center. Saturday afternoon consisted of a “Surviving Sophomore Year” seminar and mass at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto. The weekend closed with dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday evening. First year class council representative Emma Berges said she was excited to show her parents around campus and introduce them to her friends and their parents as well. “My parents traveled from Fairfield, Conn.,” she said. “They’ve visited me here before, but this weekend was a lot more fun because all the other parents were here too. It was exciting to introduce them to my friends’ parents.”First year Abby Schreck also said she was eager to have her parents experience part of her daily life at the College.“I was most looking forward to introducing them to more people and spending time eating out together,” Schreck said. “It was also fun because my mom went to Saint Mary’s and my dad went to Notre Dame, so we spent a lot of time comparing our college experiences.”First year Emily Mack said she believes First Year Parents’ Weekend is an important opportunity to bond with one’s family.“It’s important because our parents play a big role in our lives,” she said. “Parents support and encourage us to do our best in school. This weekend gives us a chance to have them support us while having fun.”Mack said she was able to spend quality time with her mom while also having fun, with the highlight of her weekend being the trip to Strikes and Spares and go-karting with her mom. “I miss my mom so much already,” Mack said. “I almost cried when I gave her a goodbye hug.”First Year Parents’ Weekend not only allows students to spend quality time with their parents, but also gives students an opportunity to show their parents their lives at college. First year Olivia Morrissey recently redecorated her room and said she was excited to show her mom.“Even though my mom helped me set up my new room and get settled in at the beginning of the semester, she was really excited to see it a few weeks later after it had been lived in and felt like my new home,” Morrissey said. “The rug had fluffed out, the TV was set up, and new pictures had been put on the walls. She was really glad to see my new space and I was glad to show her around.”Tags: First Year Parents’ Weekend, First-Year Class Council, Saint Mary’s Class Councillast_img read more

Prepackaged lunches

first_imgPrepackaged lunches are just so convenient and so appealing to kids. But are they nutritious? Are they a good buy? For that matter, are they really easy for your child to take to school?No, no and no, says a University of Georgia nutritionist.”They’re pretty low on the totem pole when it comes to lunch foods for school children,” said Connie Crawley, a UGA Cooperative Extension food, nutrition and health specialist after a review of products such as Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables.Nutritious? For the most part, “they don’t even pretend to be,” Crawley said. “Generally, they’re very high in sodium, low in fiber and very high in fats, particularly saturated fats.”Some of the products have as much as 50 percent of the daily value for saturated fats. “And that’s the daily value for adults,” she said. “That’s a lot of saturated fat to be feeding a child.”Pros?Crawley was asked to study the pros and cons of such products but found few pros to point out. “They’re a good source of sugar,” she offered. Of course, so is candy.The nutrition content of the products varies greatly, she said, but all on the poor end of the scale. Most are low in calcium, an important nutrient for growing children.”They have no milk,” she said. “Some of the products have chocolate pudding for dessert, but most have some kind of candy. Some have cheese, but it’s processed cheese.”Prepackaged lunches are notable for what they don’t have. “They generally have no vegetables, if you don’t count salsa, and no fruit,” she said. “The drinks are mostly sugary fruit drinks instead of fruit juice.”What they have is a lot of processing. Nutritionists tend to be leery of food products with more than five ingredients. “Some of these have 30,” Crawley said. “They’re highly processed.”All that processing isn’t cheap, either. The products Crawley checked were $2.50 apiece if you bought two. “You can buy a lot of good food for $2.50,” she said.For the cost of these products, she said, the buyer gets more package than food. “You’re definitely not getting a bargain,” she said.But Crawley sees an obvious flaw in even the fancy packaging. “Most of them need to be kept cold, but they wouldn’t fit easily into any insulated lunch box,” she said.Besides all that, “they’re not even appetizing,” she said. “And they’re hard to eat without making a mess.”So what’s a parent to do? “First, establish good eating habits at home,” Crawley said. “Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer salty foods.”Then when you pack your child’s lunch, include some raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower and cherry tomatoes. “Kids will enjoy those if they grow up eating them,” she said. “And fruit is one of the most portable foods there are.”Include nonfat or low-fat milk with a cold source in an insulated lunch box, she said. Or have your child get milk at school.Leftovers can be good lunches, too. So can a cheese sandwich, peanut butter and jelly or a bagel with cheese. “Kids like plain, basic foods with some variety,” Crawley said.That’s not the fare in prepackaged lunches. Checking for nutrition information on Lunchables, Crawley visited the product Web site, But it offers no nutrition information and hardly anything even about Lunchables.”It doesn’t say anything about the food at all. There’s nothing there but video games for kids,” she said, laughing. “The home page does have a little food pyramid icon, but when you click on, you leave the site.The site seems to say, “Want to know about nutrition? Don’t look here.”last_img read more