Tates raises over £1 million for NSPCC

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tates raises over £1 million for NSPCC Tates Limited, the company which owns and operates over 200 SPAR stores in England and North Wales, has raised over £1 million for the NSPCC. The total was reached last month after four years of fundraising activities.Svetlana Kirov, Head of Corporate Partnerships for the NSPCC, presented Tates‘ Managing Director Geoff Hallam with a plaque to mark the achievement. The event took place at the Tenbury Wells store in Worcester, which raised the most for NSPCC out of all the SPAR stores.Kirov said: “The NSPCC’s partnership with Tates has been a tremendous success. With a challenging economic backdrop it’s a testament to the dedication and hard work of store staff and customers that so much money has been raised over four years.”Tates’ fundraising partnership with the NSPCC is continuing for another year.www.nspcc.org.uk Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics 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. Howard Lake | 18 July 2011 | Newslast_img read more

Global Fund adds human rights procedure to its grantmaking policy

first_img The Global Fund partnership has added a human rights complaints procedure to help ensure that its grantmaking activities protect and promote human rights.The Fund will now accept complains from any individual that believes that any of five minimum human rights standards is being violated by an implementer of Global Fund grants. All information will remain confidential, and anyone making a complaint can also choose to remain anonymous.The Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It grants nearly US$4 billion a year to support programmes run by local experts in countries and communities most in need. It focus on combatingInspector General Mouhamadou Diagne said:“The Global Fund needs to know about any human rights infringements in the programs we support. We encourage all to speak up using our whistle-blowing channels which are free, safe and confidential.”Human rights standardsThe five minimum human rights standards are:• non-discriminatory access to services for all, including people in detention;• employing only scientifically sound and approved medicines or medical practices;• not employing methods that constitute torture or that are cruel, inhuman or degrading;• respecting and protecting informed consent, confidentiality and the right to privacy concerning medical testing, treatment or health services rendered;• and avoiding medical detention and involuntary isolation, to be used only as a last resort.The whistleblowing facility is designed to help The Global Fund partnership remove human rights barriers that could reduce access to health programmes and undermine efforts to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 April 2015 | News Image: whistleblower by Slavolubj Pantelic on Shutterstock.com 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. Advertisement Global Fund adds human rights procedure to its grantmaking policy Tagged with: Funding Law / policylast_img read more

Two newspaper employees missing in Zacatecas, attack on newspaper in Coahuila

first_imgNews News Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the north-central state of Zacatecas to do everything possible to find two employees of the Mexico City-based business daily El Financiero, regional circulation supervisor Osvaldo García Iñiguez and driver José de Jesús Ortiz Parra, who went missing on a Zacatecas highway on 14 November. Both the local and federal police are looking for them.In a separate development, gunmen opened fire on the headquarters of the El Siglo de Torreón newspaper in Torreón, in the northern state Coahuila, in the early hours of 15 November, damaging the building’s facade but causing no injuries.“The disappearance of the two circulation employees has again shown that not only journalists but also media personnel of any kind are exposed to attacks or reprisals, whatever their jobs,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Rodolfo Ochoa, a TV technician working for Canal 9 in Torreón, was killed in shooting attack on the station on 11 February. “Measures to protect media premises will not solve anything as long as these attacks go unpunished. We hope the two El Financiero employees will be found safe and sound as soon as possible.”Sources told Reporters Without Borders that García and Ortiz were driving along the highway between Zacatecas, the state capital, and the nearby town of Jerez when they posted a message on Twitter from a mobile phone saying they were being followed by what appeared to be two federal police cars. There has been no news of them since then. They had been heading to Guadalajara in the neighbouring west-central state of Jalisco.El Financiero has announced the suspension of all distribution in Zacatecas state until its roads have been made safe.El Siglo de Torreón’s deputy editor Javier Garza recounted the attack on the newspaper to Reporters Without Borders. “At around 2:40 a.m., three people in two cars stopped in front of the building’s main entrance. They drove one of the vehicles up on to the sidewalk and set fire to it.” Then they opened fire on the building with large-calibre guns.It was the second attack of this kind on the newspaper. The police never established who was responsible for the earlier attack, in August 2009. “We have not published anything out of the ordinary,” Garza added. “This could be a message, a warning or an act of intimidation, but we do not know what kind.” He said journalists in Torreón had “no guarantees.” News media are often the direct targets of violence. In the one of the most recent cases, the premises of the daily El Buen Tono in Córdoba, in the east-coast state of Veracruz, were gutted by a fire started by gunmen on 6 November.Members of President Felipe Calderón’s government often refer to a proposed constitutional reform that would make it easier for crimes of violence against journalists and other violations of the right to news and information to be handled at the federal level. The proposed reform was adopted by the lower house on 11 November and is now awaiting the senate’s approval.“We welcome this reform with interest as long as the necessary resources are assigned to its implementation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But will putting the federal authorities in charge of such cases suffice to stop the carnage? “It is long overdue, given that 80 journalists have been murdered and 14 have gone missing in the past decade and given that the creation of a Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) in February 2006 has had no significant effect. But it will not offset the toll from the federal offensive against drug trafficking, which has considerably eroded civil liberties in Mexico.”Cartoon: Rius November 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two newspaper employees missing in Zacatecas, attack on newspaper in Coahuila April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Organisation Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reports MexicoAmericas to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en News May 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saylast_img read more

Govt Should Not Restrict COVID-19 Tests Fearing 70% People Will Test Positive If More Tests Are Done : Gujarat HC

first_imgTop StoriesGovt Should Not Restrict COVID-19 Tests Fearing 70% People Will Test Positive If More Tests Are Done : Gujarat HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 May 2020 3:58 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court has observed that Gujarat Government should not restrict the number of COVID-19 tests on the fear that more tests would lead to 70% of the population testing positive.”The argument that ‘more number of tests will lead to 70% of the population testing positive for covid, thereby leading to fear psychosis’ should not be a ground to refuse or restrict…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 Gujarat High Court has observed that Gujarat Government should not restrict the number of COVID-19 tests on the fear that more tests would lead to 70% of the population testing positive.”The argument that ‘more number of tests will lead to 70% of the population testing positive for covid, thereby leading to fear psychosis’ should not be a ground to refuse or restrict the testing”, observed a bench comprising Justices J B Padriwala and Ilesh J Vora.The bench observed this in response to the stand taken by Advocate General of Gujarat, Kamal Trivedi, that if everybody is tested, 70% of tested people would be found postive for COVID-19, creating fear psyhosis.To address, the ‘fear factor’, the bench directed that the authorities must give wide publicity by way of newspaper advertisements that merely because someone has tested positive, is no reason to panic.Awareness should be spread among public that asymptomatic patients can be cured through home and that one needs to visit hospital only after developing symptoms.”The Respondent Authorities may keep a tab through the testing centres, of all individuals who have tested positive and may enforce isolation at home (as far as possible) or at a quarantine facility, and only in case of symptoms may be considered for being admission into Hospital”, the Court observed.The Court also asked whether 12 private laboratories and 19 govt laboratories are sufficient and good enough in the entire State to conduct the covid test, when the number of cases are constantly rising.The Court also questioned the wisdom behind the State Government directive that COVID-19 testing should be done only in government laboratories, when there are ICMR approved private laboratories. The Court also wondered if it was an “action by the Government to artificially control the data qua the number of cases in the State of Gujarat”.In this regard, the bench referred to the recent judgment passed by the Telangana High Court, which quashed a similar restriction imposed by the Telangana Government.Some of the petitioners questioned the rationale of the change in the guidelines of the ICMR regarding discharge policy of COVID-19 patients. As per the latest ICMR Guidelines, the patients with mild or moderate or no symptoms for 3 or more days, should be discharged without being tested with a prescription for home isolation. The petitioners submitted that there is no scientific data or research or reasoning explained for the sudden change in the guidelines.It was argued that testing should be mandatory prior to discharging.The Court has asked the Government to submit a report on these aspects by May 26, when the matter will be considered next.The Court also raised alarm over the high mortality rate of COVID-19 patients in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital under the control of State Health Department, and observed that the conditions there were “pathetic”. The Government has been asked to immediately resolve the issues such as lack of adequate number of ventilators there.The Court also passed a slew of other directions concerning the welfare of migrants and their rail fare.Read : Is State Govt Aware That COVID-19 Patients At Ahmedabad Civil Hospital Are Dying Because Of Lack Of Ventilators? Asks Gujarat HC [Read Order]Waive Migrants’ One Way Charges Or Levy Fare From State Govt: Gujarat HC Directs Railways [Read Order]’We All Should Become Carpathia’, Gujarat HC Recalls Titanic Saviour Ship To Urge People To Help Each Other In Fight Against COVID-19 Click here to download the OrderSubscribe 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

CHHS ‘Lifesmarts’ team to compete

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Secrets Revealed Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Latest Stories Kelly said that Lifesmarts changes behavior toward better decision-making and better us of money and resources.“It provides teens with a good understanding of their consumer rights and responsibilities,” she said. “Because many teens begin work during high school, Lifesmarts helps them understand workplace protections, too. It teaches them to spot and avoid frauds and scams and to make smart choices.” “Each state has numerous teams that compete against each other for the state title and we are proud to be the state winner and have the opportunity to represent Alabama at this national event,” Kelly said. “The team is in need of funds to help get to nationals. Travel cost is around $350 per person and lodging cost is running about $190 a night. The total cost of the trip is estimated to be around $5,500. We have secured about $2,200 and need to raise the rest by April 20.”Kelly said anyone who would like to help make this trip a reality for these very deserving students is encouraged to contact her at 566-3510 ext. 5405.Kelly said Lifesmarts is a fun and educational event in which everyone learns, expands their experiences and opportunities, meets new friends and explores new areas of the country. “Lifesmarts is a flexible classroom educational tool that develops the consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills of teens,” she said. “The Lifesmarts program year runs on the standard academic year, August through April, to complement classroom curricula. Lifesmarts teaches teens to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens by focusing on consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, technology and the environment.“In addition to the important information and knowledge that participants gain, they also develop teamwork, self esteem, verbal communication skills, leadership abilities and have fun competing.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author CHHS ‘Lifesmarts’ team to compete You Might Like One home invasion suspect arrested Troy Police have charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the Wednesday night home invasion at Suntrace Mobile Home Park. The teenager… read more By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Charles Henderson High School’s Lifesmarts Team has an opportunity to attend the National Lifesmarts Competition in Philadelphia April 20-24.The team’s victory in the state Lifesmarts competition made it eligible for the six team members to attend the national competition where they will compete against teams from all across the nation. They will have opportunities to win scholarship money and prizes.Doris Kelly, team coach, said the students are excited to have the opportunity to compete but are also very nervous that they may not reach the monetary amount needed to make the trip. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:45 pm Friday, April 13, 2012 Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Woman survives brutal hit-and-run at same spot where husband was murdered 17 years ago

first_imgWFAA(MESQUITE, Texas) — A woman who barely survived a terrifying hit-and-run at a Texas gas station she owns has spoken out for the first time, saying that she suffers from intolerable pain but is glad to be alive.“I don’t know what miracle saved me,” gas station owner Alka Patel told ABC News affiliate WFAA.With multiplying medical bills and injuries from the collarbone down, Patel said she uses Indian prayer to get her through the pain, but she still feels trapped by her injuries.“Somebody just put me in a cage, where I can’t even do anything,” Patel, who has been on bed rest since the incident on July 19, told WFAA.Frightening surveillance videos show an SUV pulling out of a spot at the Kwik Fuel and Food gas station in Mesquite, Texas, and recklessly backing into Patel.“All of a sudden, he just came so far back,” Patel said. “I didn’t think he was going to come that much.”Earlier this month, police arrested suspect Jose Luis Ortiz Mendoza. He has been charged with felony hit and run, according to Mesquite Police Department officials.Patel’s husband was killed at the same gas station, 17 years ago, when a white supremacist went on a shooting spree after 9/11.She told WFAA that a miracle saved her and she’s thankful to her two children who have been supporting her.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oluyitan hits 6 3s and S. Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63

first_img Written by Tags: Cameron Oluyitan/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan scored a career-high 27 points, shooting 6-for-8 from behind the 3-point arc and Southern Utah rolled past Long Beach State 84-63.Oluyitan scored four of his 3s in the second half when the Thunderbirds broke the game open with a 20-4 run.Harrison Butler had 12 points and six rebounds for Southern Utah (7-4), which ended its four-game road losing streak. December 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Oluyitan hits 6 3s and S. Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63 Associated Presslast_img

EU NAVFOR Force Commander Tours FGS Berlin

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today EU NAVFOR Force Commander Tours FGS Berlin View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: africa View post tag: Tours August 14, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commander View post tag: EU NAVFOR View post tag: FGS Berlin View post tag: europe On 11 of August 2014 the Combat Support Ship FGS Berlin received a visit from the Force Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia Rear Admiral Guido Rando. Authorities It was the first visit aboard an Operation Atalanta unit other than the flagship since he assumed command on 6 August in Djibouti.The Force Commander and his staff were picked up by Berlin’s SH-3D Sea King helicopter during a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) manoeuvre of FGS Berlin and the flagship ITS Andrea Doria in Gulf of Aden.After meeting the ship’s officers, Rear Admiral Rando was briefed by the Commanding Officer (CO), Commander Marcel Rosenbohm, on FGS Berlin’s capabilities. The Force Commander was highly impressed by the outstanding logistical and medical facilities that FGS Berlin offers. With her self-defence system, her two Sea King helicopters and the boarding capabilities, FGS Berlin is far more than purely a supply and support vessel and can fulfill a wide range of counter-piracy operations while deployed with the EU Naval Force.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2014; Image: EU Navfor Share this article EU NAVFOR Force Commander Tours FGS Berlin View post tag: Forcelast_img read more

US Coast Guard assists in $194 million cocaine seizure

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard assists in $194 million cocaine seizure A U.S. Coast guard vessel seized around 5,800 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $193,939,000 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on March 2.The action, directed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations agents, lead to the arrest of four drug traffickers.The crew aboard a P-3 Long Range Tracker detected a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel March 2, while conducting counter-narcotics operations with Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South.The task force coordinated an interdiction of the semi-submersible with a U.S. Coast Guard vessel in the area while the AMO crew maintained constant visual surveillance. Upon interdiction, the U.S. Coast Guard arrested four individuals operating the vessel. The semi-submersible became unstable and sank.In 2015, AMO’s aircrews contributed to 198 seizure, disruption, or interdiction events in the transit zone, resulting in the interdiction of 213,000 pounds (913,081 kg) of cocaine.Overall coordination of counter-drug patrols and surveillance in the Eastern Pacific is done by a joint interagency task force headquartered in Key West, Fla. U.S. maritime law enforcement and the interdiction phase of operations in the region occur under the tactical control of the 11th Coast Guard District headquartered in Alameda, California. View post tag: US Coast Guard March 25, 2016 Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: Cocaine US Coast Guard assists in $194 million cocaine seizure Share this articlelast_img read more

Clinical Co-Director, Cardiovascular Medicine (3-309-1019)

first_imgThe Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine invites nominations and applications for a clinicalcardiologist to co-direct our Cardiovascular Medicine Division.This position will be responsible for the overall clinicaldirection of the Division and for fostering highly collaborativeefforts with our clinical partners across the University ofMaryland Medical System.Successful candidates will focus on service lines to enhance thelocal, regional and national reputation of the division and willgrow procedure volumes and market share for cardiology patientservices. Ideal candidates will possess outstanding clinical skillswith a strong commitment and experience in patient care andteaching, as well as a history of successful clinical research. Weexpect that this position will participate in all aspects of theclinical cardiology programs at the University of Maryland MedicalCenter (downtown and midtown campuses) and the Baltimore VA MedicalCenter, and also anticipate that this position will encourage andpromote commercialization of technology, as well as increaseclinical research activities.Qualifications :This position requires a MD degree from a recognized accrediteduniversity (or foreign equivalent) and successful fellowshiptraining in cardiovascular medicine. Candidates must also beeligible for an unrestricted Maryland medical license and be boardcertified in cardiovascular medicine.We offer competitive salary and benefits, including medical/dentalbenefits, disability plans, retirement plans, and more! TheBaltimore-Washington DC area is a highly desirable area to live inwith good school systems and outstanding entertainment andrecreational opportunities – all within driving distance. Visit ourcampus at http://www.umaryland.edu/ and ourdivision at: https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/medicine/cardiovascular/For Baltimore City information, please visit: https://baltimore.org/Expected faculty rank is Associate Professor or higher, however,final rank, tenure status and salary will be commensurate withselected candidate’s experience. When applying, please submit acurrent CV, brief description of career plans and goals, andcontact information of four references. For additional questionsafter application, please email [email protected]last_img read more