Russian charity raises $100,000 online in six months

A Russian children’s charity has raised over $100,000 via its Web site in just six months. The Regional Public Charitable Fund of Help for Seriously Ill and Unfortunate Children provides medical treatment for disadvantaged children. Alexey Nalogin confirmed the figure to UK Fundraising, and added that the site had received considerable coverage and support from Russian newspapers and TV. The site’s success is no doubt due to its clear presentation, the testimony of the children involved, a photograph of each of whom appears on the site, and the fine effort at acknowledging supports and reporting back regularly on success. Indeed, each child’s story is updated with news of individual donations and what that donation was used for.The site, which is available in seven languages, also uses banner advertisements which it encourages supporters to add to their site. It also includes named individual contacts and telephone numbers, a sensible inclusion since that enables enquirers to check whether the organisation is genuine. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Russian charity raises $100,000 online in six months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 August 1999 | News  20 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Over 3,000 receive e-mail news from UK Fundraising

first_imgOver 3,000 receive e-mail news from UK Fundraising 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 April 2001 | Newscenter_img UK Fundraising News, the free fortnightly e-mail newsletter from UK Fundraising, now has over 3,000 subscribers. UK Fundraising News, the free fortnightly e-mail newsletter from UK Fundraising, now has over 3,000 subscribers. The service, launched in February 2000, lists all news stories and other updates or additions to UK Fundraising. It was designed to help visitors to the site to keep abreast of new items on the site.Find out how to sign up for the free newsletter. Advertisement  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Gala!: The Special Event Planner for Professionals and Volunteers

first_img 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gala!: The Special Event Planner for Professionals and Volunteers Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Next Round of Trade Aid Is Still “TBD”

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Next Round of Trade Aid Is Still “TBD” Next Round of Trade Aid Is Still “TBD” Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Oct 20, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIndiana Sheep Checkoff Funds Significant Progress in 2019, Now Accepting New RequestsNext articlePossible Spread of Soybean Cyst Nematode from 2019 Weather NAFB News Service The U.S. and China recently reached a partial trade deal that included the promise of large agricultural purchases by China. Because of that, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is deciding on whether or not it will go through with the next round of trade relief payments to farmers for their 2019 production.USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky tells Politico that the department is looking to make a final decision in the “very near future.”After a recent Senate Ag Committee hearing, Censky said, “I think we’re very much aware that producers have been impacted by the trade retaliation, they’ve been impacted by weather, and low incomes.”The Ag Department is currently dividing up the $14.5 billion it set aside for direct payments in three installments. The second and third rounds will be available in November and January if they’re needed.The Trump Administration claims that Beijing will soon ramp up its U.S. ag purchases to about $40 billion per year. That could make it more difficult for the USDA to justify giving out the remainder of the $14.5 billion set aside for this year’s direct aid program.last_img read more

Blow against impunity offset by continuing censorship of two dailies

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information August 25, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News A special court for the protection of children and adolescents yesterday banned the Caracas-based daily El Nacional from publishing any “violent, bloody or grotesque” images that could affect young people after it printed a photo of bodies piled up in a Caracas morgue in its 13 August issue to illustrate the heavy toll from violent crime. The same photo was also used by Tal Cual, a daily which, like El Nacional, is very critical of the government.The court also issued an order to El Nacional and the rest of the Venezuelan print media to stop publishing “images, reports and publicity of any type that contain blood, guns, terrifying messages or physical attacks, images that incorporate warfare content and messages about killings and deaths that could upset the psychological well-being of children and adolescents.”“The photo was indeed very shocking and raises questions about this big-circulation newspaper’s sense of responsibility even if it is not a publication aimed at young people,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But this court order is much too broad and imprecise. What are the exact criteria for deciding if something affects the psychological well-being of children or adolescents? Would the photo of an armed policeman in the street, a soldier on manoeuvres or a death notice be in breach of this order?”The press freedom organisation added: “A caricature is by definition ‘grotesque.’ Does that mean caricatures cannot be shown to young people? It is normal to reserve certain content and media for an adult audience, but discussion, education and prevention seem preferable to a hasty ban that is liable to result in censorship and self-censorship.”The court order’s imprecision echoes the imprecision of the 2004 Radio and TV Social Responsibility Law (Ley Resorte), of which article 29 provides for sanctions against broadcast media that “promote, condone or incite war (and) “promote, condone or incite public order disturbances.”El Nacional reported yesterday that the ban was valid for one month, which means it will be in force for the duration of the campaign preceding the 26 September parliamentary election. This election is taking place at a time when the issue of violent crime is polarising public opinion. While over-exploitation of the issue is undesirable, is it really appropriate to restrict coverage of a problem everyone knows about? A wide-ranging debate is needed about media coverage of violent crime.Two prosecutions have been initiated against El Nacional over the morgue photo. One, brought by the Ombudsman’s Office before the court for the protection of children and adolescents, could result in the newspaper being fined the equivalent of 2 per cent of what it earned last year. The other, brought by the department of public prosecutions, could result in criminal penalties. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the news that Walid Makled, a member of a powerful business family in the central state of Carabobo and the presumed instigator of the January 2009 murder of journalist Orel Sambrano, was arrested in the Colombian city of Cúcuta on 20 August on a range of charges including drug trafficking.We hope the Colombian authorities will quickly grant Venezuela’s extradition request so that he can be tried for Sambrano’s murder as well as for the other charges be faces. A former policeman has been convicted of carrying out the murder, while two other persons have been arrested.The editor of the political weekly ABC, vice-president of privately-owned Radio América 890 AM and a columnist for the regional daily Notitarde, Sambrano was gunned down in Carabobo on 16 January 2009 after daring to denounce the Makled family’s business activities. Impunity has been dealt a significant blow in this case. The achievements of both police and judicial authorities in investigating this murder and bringing it to trial have shown that society does not have to be defenceless against violent crime, a major issue in the campaign for the 26 September parliamentary elections. Politically and juridically, the censorship imposed on the dailies El Nacional and Tal Cual after they published a photo of bodies piled up in the Caracas morgue to illustrate the problem of violent crime now appears more absurd than ever. Why are the authorities trying to prevent a debate on this issue?The Caracas special court for the protection of children and adolescents meanwhile announced on 19 August that the ruling it issued three days earlier, banning all newspapers from publishing any “violent, bloody or grotesque” images that could affect young people, applies only to El Nacional and Tal Cual. The ban had initially applied only to the two newspapers that had published the offending photo but it had been quickly extended to all newspapers and to all types of content, not just photos.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its view that the photo published in El Nacional on 13 August and reprinted in Tal Cual was shocking. But the partial censorship of these two newspapers a month before a parliamentary election dominated by the subject of violent crime is the worst possible solution. It is both repressive and discriminatory.(photo : Juan Barreto/AFP)————————————18.08.10 – Court bans ‘‘violent” content after daily publishes controversial morgue photo VenezuelaAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News Organisation News August 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blow against impunity offset by continuing censorship of two dailies January 13, 2021 Find out more News to go further VenezuelaAmericas Receive email alerts Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Follow the news on Venezuelalast_img read more

TV station fined for broadcasting NGO’s spot satirising government message

first_img News RSF_en Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal April 29, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision by the National Council for Television and Radio (NCTR) to impose a fine of 8 million lecks (7,000 euros) on News 24 TV on 2 September for broadcasting an NGO’s spot satirising a government TV message about corruption. The NCTR issued a warning to another station, Vizion+ TV, for broadcasting the same spot.Produced by the non-governmental organisation G99, the spot makes fun of a message by Prime Minister Sali Berisha that has been broadcast on most of Albania’s TV stations in recent weeks. In his message, Berisha boasts of the success of his government’s anti-corruption campaign and invites Albanians to call him directly on his mobile phone to report cases of corruption.“We urge the NCTR to rescind its decision, which violates News 24 TV’s editorial freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The station is free to choose to broadcast any type of programme, including those of a satirical nature.”The NCTR said its decision was based on article 55 of the radio and TV law, which bans the broadcast media from broadcasting electoral messages when no election campaign is officially under way. However, the article concerns only political parties and government bodies.“Article 55 is not applicable to this case, because G99 is a human rights NGO, not a political party,” Reporters Without Borders added. “It is moreover bizarre that the NCTR should sanction News 24 TV for broadcasting a ‘political’ spot outside of an election campaign when the government is doing precisely this on almost all of the national TV stations.”Calling the fine a violation of free expression, the head of G99, Erjon Veliaj, said the NCTR lacked the necessary independence and was controlled by the government. News News Organisation Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia April 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Albania Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels September 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV station fined for broadcasting NGO’s spot satirising government message Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia August 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

When Buying a Product or Service, Price Is Not Always King

first_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes When buying a product or services, price is not always everything, said Mike Taulli of The Phone Guy, a full service sales, design and installation company.The telecommunications firm provides a turnkey installation including voice and data cabling. We can also handle all of your relocation, moves, adds and changes. It provides one of the best communications platforms in the market, said Taulli.“The [current] market is price-driven. Everyone is watching all these commercials that Wal-Mart is the cheapest, that K-Mart is the cheapest and the cheapest meal and the cheapest food and when you are talking about a service-related industry versus consumer, price is not always the best thing to look at,” he said.According to Taulli, The Phone Guy is not the most expensive guy and also not the cheapest. But he claims to have proven himself over the years that all his customers never called him back again even after 10 or 15 years after installing a phone line or cable or any of the services he offers.He never wants his customers to call him two or three years after installation to use the equipment’s warranty for repair or re-installation.“If you really want a quality guy that set things backwards up and make it so as not a nightmare [call us], Taulli said. We might go in and do something or it might take us two and a half more hours to like wrap these cables to a certain way or do this and that. But when we are done doing everything the right way, it is good for the next 60 years and that is kind of how I look at things,” he added.Taulli takes pride of providing long-term solutions to his clients and that his services and equipment are built to last. “We never hear from our clients again [to complain]. And it’s for a good reason.“When we go in and we do the cabling and install the phone system and do the voicemail, it just works. You wouldn’t have silly connection problems that arise from improperly installed jobs,” he continued.Because The Phone Guy mostly caters to small- and medium-sized businesses, Taulli said clients must really understand what they need versus what they want and to understand the right technology necessary to their company.He advised companies that want to install Voice over IP to be very careful when choosing the cloud-based platform particularly those offered by RingCentral. Based on his experience, a significant number of small businesses have decided to get rid of their Voice over IP system because of “drop calls” while using cloud-based platforms.Taulli said that while cloud-based VoIP might be cheap and no cost, what they are advertising and what you actually need are two different things.“[Sometimes] while you are talking to someone you start missing two and three seconds here and there, which is huge. [Customers must] really know what those cloud systems are and I don’t know how [it works]. That is a really hard question to ask for an answer, they would need to know a lot,” Taulli described the cloud-based VoIP platform.While the telecommunications technology has evolved significantly over the last 30 years, the basic principle of a phone system is you talk to somebody and you can hear what the other person is saying and the other person can hear you too.That is what The Phone Guy guarantees, Taulli said – clear, reliable and dependable communication all the time.When you receive calls from prospective buyers, clients or people seeking the services or products you provide, Taulli said you can trust each unique interaction to The Phone Guy by allowing them to provide you with State of the Art Telecommunications systems installation and maintenance.“We are also committed to providing the best Telecom connection possibly at the most affordable rates. Whether it be Local, Long Distance or Around the World. We can connect your remote offices together, making them operate as one, saving your long distance charges for office to office calls. We have partnered with many Local & International providers to get you, the customer, the absolute best rates available on your carrier and internet Services. We make sure everything we do honors the commitment to you,” The Phone Guy said in its website.For more information about The Phone Guy’s products and services, check out their website at www.callthephoneguy.com/. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. 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USA: Vice Chief of Naval Operations Talks Strategy and Leadership

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Operations Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Vice Chief of Naval Operations Talks Strategy and Leadership USA: Vice Chief of Naval Operations Talks Strategy and Leadership The vice chief of naval operations delivered a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) to students, faculty and staff of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Feb. 16 in King Auditorium.Adm. Mark Ferguson‘s remarks focused on Navy’s role in defense strategy and priorities recently announced as part of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget submission. He also discussed other personnel and readiness topics.Held several times throughout the year, SGLs provide insights into current and emerging national security priorities from the leaders who guide them, and help students and faculty link their study, teaching and research efforts to the defense needs of the nation.“Our strategy places a premium on global presence with a rebalance toward Asia-Pacific and the Middle East” said Ferguson. “It balances future capability with current readiness.”Ferguson told the audience that while in some cases force structure may be reduced, the Navy and Marine Corps will remain “agile, flexible, ready, and technologically advanced while retaining core Navy-Marine Corps warfighting capabilities.”Emphasizing the Navy’s critical role in national security and economic prosperity, Ferguson said that the Chief of Naval Operations’ three tenets of warfighting first, operate forward and be ready were the “lenses” that Navy budget priorities where focused through.Before taking questions from the audience, Ferguson discussed what he believes is expected from Navy leaders and how they must make a difference daily.“Be ready to lead–each of you are empowered to make contibutions and commitments to make our Navy a better place,” he said. “In today’s Navy you have to bring your ‘A-game’ every day.”Ferguson is a 1984 graduate from the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, and was honored with the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in December of 2008In addition to SGL remarks Ferguson and his wife Lauré met with U.S. and international Sailors, civilians and families from NPS and Naval Support Activity Monterey.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 19, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Talks View post tag: News by topic View post tag: usa View post tag: Vice Chief View post tag: Leadership February 19, 2012 View post tag: strategy Share this articlelast_img read more

Justice Ginsburg To Visit Notre Dame Next Month

first_imgJustice Ginsburg To Visit Notre Dame Next Monthwritten by IL StaffUnited States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming to the Notre Dame Law School next month, where she will talk with law students and speak at a public event.A release from the school says Ginsburg will hold a conversation with students on a variety of issues, which will be moderated by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law and director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.Ginsburg will also hold an event with the University of Notre Dame community Sept. 12 at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. She will engage in a dialogue about various issues with 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and trustee.Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton and joined the Supreme Court in 1993. She worked as a law clerk and in academia after earning her law degree from Columbia Law School in 1959. President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980.Tickets for the Sept. 12 event are available at www.nd.edu/ginsburg or by contacting the Murnane Family Ticket Office at Purcell Pavilion at 574-631-7356. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more