AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kwiditi.info, the Web-based current awareness information service for voluntary sector managers that was launched earlier this month, has suspended publication.Subscribers to the paid-for service were informed on 17 January 2003 that “Kwiditi Information Services has been temporarily suspended due to Director’s family circumstances which are beyond our control.” Furthermore “a new management team is being formed and Kwiditi aims to resume its service in early February.” UK Fundraising featured the launch on 10 January 2003.Fortunately the service pledges that “all free trial memberships will be automatically extended to cover this period.” Advertisement 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Kwiditi.info stops publishing temporarily Howard Lake | 24 January 2003 | News This morning a further announcement said that the service would be resumed on Monday 10 February 2003. All existing free trial members would start a new four weeks trial from that date. 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.
CAF to survey new media fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is to undertake research into the use and value of new media fundraising.Despite some charities have a decade of experience in online fundraising, there is very little sector-wide research on its value to charities and how it is utilised. There has been good research in the form of nfpSynergy’s Virtual Promise reports, and some other reports, but those have focused only in part on fundraising.To date, most reports have been largely anecdotal, and not surprisingly have focused on the success stories of some of the larger charities such as Comic Relief and of disaster emergency appeals. UK Fundraising has shared details of case studies when they become available, but it has not been possible to come up with any sector wide benchmarks to help charities audit their current activities or plan future development. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics 22 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This should change courtesy of CAF’s new initiative. As the charity, itself a provider of online fundraising tools for several years, says: “information on the success of new media fundraising and how this compares with other methods is urgently needed by charities”. CAF is encouraging charities to participate in this research. It will publish its findings in Autumn 2006.UK Fundraising welcomes this initiative and encourages charities large and small to contact CAF and share their experience, comments, and statistics.For an informal discussion about the project contact Liz Goodey, Senior Research Officer at CAF, or Ian Mocroft on 01795 591404.To debate some of these issues join Sarah Hughes on her blog for UK Fundraising. Sarah, former head of new media at CAF, was responsible for leading on many of CAF’s projects to develop online tools and infrastructure for charities and voluntary organisations. Howard Lake | 21 June 2006 | News 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.
Workers World stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people who have demonstrated in Tokyo since late August to protest plans by current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to change Japan’s Constitution to allow aggressive deployment of the well-trained and technologically advanced Japanese military.The Japanese ruling class wants to increase its military flexibility for its own imperialist interests. At the present moment, however, U.S. imperialism fully supports and encourages this expansion of the Japanese armed forces. Washington wants Tokyo as a subservient force in Asia aimed especially against socialist North Korea and People’s China.The U.S. imposed the “pacifist” constitution on Japan because of its conquest of the country in 1945. Since then, the Pentagon has used Japan as a base area for its wars against Korea (1950-1953) and Vietnam (1962-1975).Some 45,000 protesters outside parliament in Tokyo on Sept. 14.The Japanese workers and masses in general, while chafing under the U.S. occupation, welcome restrictions on Japanese militarism. The massive demonstrations in Japan starting Aug. 30 — which called Abe “Public Enemy” — illustrate this attitude. (Deutsche Welle, Sept. 4)The peoples of other nations in the Pacific region hate Japanese imperialism just as they hate U.S. imperialism. Korea, north and south, was a Japanese colony from 1910 to 1945. Parts of China were also conquered during that period and the Japanese Imperial Army carried out mass atrocities there and during shorter periods in the Philippines, Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Abe still honors the emperor and refuses to acknowledge forcing young women from Korea and other Asian countries into sexual slavery to the conquering Japanese army.Workers World stands with the people and workers of Asia and the Pacific, including Japan itself, in opposing Abe’s militarist initiatives just as we oppose all threats to the region from Washington and the Pentagon.Disarm the Japanese “Self-Defense Forces.” Disarm the Pentagon!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
PhiladelphiaImprisoned since he was only 18, Charles Sims Africa was finally released from Pennsylvania’s SCI Fayette on Feb. 7. The youngest and the last of the MOVE 9 to be paroled, Chuck, now 59 and recovering from cancer, was first eligible for parole in 2008 — after 30 years of incarceration.Twitter photo of Chuck Africa, posted by his lawyer, Brad Thomson, on Jan. 7.Like all MOVE 9 members, he was repeatedly denied parole because he refused to renounce his political beliefs or admit guilt for a crime which he, and the others in the MOVE 9, did not commit. The nine had all been sentenced to 30-100 years for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1978, despite overwhelming evidence of their innocence.Chuck was brought home by a nephew, Mike Africa Jr., whose parents, Debbie Sims Africa and Mike Africa Sr., were released in 2018. It was Chuck’s first reunion with his family in 42 years. Current parole restrictions prohibit him from greeting other MOVE 9 members now living in Philadelphia.For Mike Africa Jr., born in a prison cell shortly after the Aug. 8, 1978, police siege of the family’s Philadelphia home, his uncle’s release marks the end of a long and trying campaign: “It’s been 41 years, and now we will never have to shout ‘Free the MOVE 9!’ ever again.”MOVE 9 members Janet Africa, Janine Africa and Eddie Africa were released last year. Delbert Africa was released on Jan. 18. Merle Africa and Phil Africa mysteriously died in prison.Nearly 42 years behind bars have taken a severe toll on Chuck’s health. He is recovering from cancer. Private, for-profit health care in the prisons too often turns delayed and denied paroles into death sentences.“I’m appreciative of all the support from everyone. I’m recovering from another round of chemotherapy and trying to spend time with my family right now,” Chuck told WW. His release marks the end of an historic struggle to free the MOVE 9, but it is by no means the end of their struggle to expose the racist, unjust system.1978: ‘Rizzo went nuts’On Aug. 8, 1978, hundreds of Philadelphia police officers — with machine guns, tear gas, bulldozers and water cannons — surrounded the MOVE home. The siege followed a prolonged blockade and occupation of the neighborhood, beginning in May 1977.At a press conference this January, Delbert Africa described the confrontation brought on by Philadelphia police commissioner Frank Rizzo: “MOVE was peaceful, but we were suffering brutality at the hands of the police, so brutal that they physically kicked a baby out of the womb of one MOVE member and murdered Janine Africa’s baby, Life Africa.“We made up what people thought were weapons so we could make an impression on city officials who saw a bunch of primarily Black people rescuing animals and growing our own food in an area of Philadelphia where the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel wanted to expand.“Rizzo went nuts and started a blockade — not so much to keep us in but to keep community supporters out. But the neighborhood responded and brought us food. The city tried to evict us; they got warrants naming people who never lived in the house. But just because it’s legal, don’t make it right. Slavery was also ‘legal.’“On Aug. 8, 1978, neighbors warned us that police were surrounding the house. We got the children and everyone into the basement. They emptied water cannons into the basement. At a press conference after the attack, police bragged about emptying rounds of machine-gun fire into the house.”Delbert Africa, who spent time in prison with Chuck, told WW: “It is with the strongest gratitude that I thank all for their support in getting the last of the MOVE 9 off this ‘prison activity’ we had to do on this revolutionary road. Now it’s on to getting Mumia Abu-Jamal out!”We will never forgetThe struggle to free the MOVE 9 has played a key role in the last five decades of Philadelphia’s political movement, going back to the state’s attacks on the Black Panther Party.When Mumia Abu-Jamal joined the Black Panther Party at age 16, he became a target of Cointelpro. Now a world-renowned journalist and political prisoner, Abu-Jamal defended MOVE against Rizzo’s attacks. In 1982 he was unjustly accused of and imprisoned for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer.As police commissioner, Rizzo launched widely publicized raids on three Black Panther Party headquarters in August 1970, just before the Panthers planned the Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention in this city. Heavily armed police attacked the BPP offices, arresting men and women, forcing them to strip naked, then handcuffing and photographing them at gunpoint.MOVE members have suffered decades of imprisonment and the loss of loved ones. Following Abu-Jamal’s imprisonment, and still determined to wipe out MOVE, the state launched an attack on the group’s home on May 13, 1985, dropping a C-4, military-grade bomb on the compound. The resulting explosion and purposely uncontrolled fire murdered 11 men, women and children and destroyed 62 homes in the Black neighborhood.Two who died in this horrific inferno were children of imprisoned MOVE members Janet Africa, Janine Africa and Phil Africa as well as Chuck Africa’s cousin Frank Africa. May 13 marks the 35th anniversary of this tragedy. For the first time the surviving MOVE 9 members will be able to join in the commemoration.Many view Chuck’s release as the end of the struggle, but Pam Africa, Minister of Confrontation for the MOVE organization, told WW: “MOVE will continue to fight. When people say the war is over, we say no, no, no! There are a whole lot of people left behind in the prisons, and not just political prisoners. A lot of people are suffering under the stranglehold of this government.“To have Chuck pulled out of there is a victory. Now our concentration is to bring Mumia home!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Updates’Put Your House In Order’: Telangana High Court Seeks Strategy To Combat Third Wave Of COVID19; Appreciates Lockdown Implementation By Police Akshita Saxena18 May 2021 1:41 AMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court on Monday asked the State Government to put its house in order and ensure that the directions issued by the Court with respect to Covid-19 issues in the State are complied with scrupulously. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy has also sought an affidavit giving detailed strategy that State has chalked out for dealing with 3rd wave of Covid-19 that is being predicted by health experts so that the Government is not caught Napping this time. The Court has also issued notice to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), which is responsible for fixing the ceiling prices of non-scheduled drugs, some of which are being used for treatment of Covid-19. [The Court proposes to include Covid-related medicines in national essentials medicines list maintained by NPPA] RT-PCR testing plunged During the hearing, the Bench expressed displeasure on noticing that despite clear directions for enhancing Covid-testing to at least 1 lakh samples per day, the number had plunged to near 50,000. “We may note that this court has been persistently harping about enhancing the number of tests, particularly through RTPCR and scaling up the testing to one lakh, but this seems to be falling on deaf ears. While the samples tested on 01.05,2021 were 76,330, the same have dwindled to 57,416 as on 14.05.2021…Testing must be ramped up to get the correct data of the spread of infection. It is but natural that the positivity rate will go down if the testing is reduced,” the Bench observed. Realtime data on Bed Availability not correct It also noted that the bed availability shown by the Government on its real-time portal did not reflect reality and made no sense. “The State is directed to make sure that the real time data furnished on its web portal is factually correct and the “available hospital beds” on the official web portal of the Health Department, is in sync with the ground reality. At present, it seems to be far off the mark,” the Bench ordered. Follow all directions and file compliance The Division Bench noted that the State has not filed details regarding steps taken for: Oxygen audit by a Nodal Officer appointed by the State Government;Issuance of a rate chart for critical medical facilities to be implemented uniformly for all private hospitals in the State;Establishment of 14 new laboratories by the middle of May 2021;Creation of toll-free numbers for calling for a hearse with ease;Maintenance of a display Board and uploading of information regarding the number of bodies cremated/buried on a daily basis;Constitution of an Advisory Committee under Section l7 of the Disaster Management Act; Creation of a network in collaboration with NGOs and other Institutions willing to contribute financially and/or with manpower to meet the needs of those living below poverty line, the destitute and the poor;Shifting migrant labour into night shelters, wherever required; etc. The State has been directed to respond to each of the said aspects in the next affidavit. Police vigilantly enforced Lockdown During the hearing, the Court was all praises for the Police department for the successful measures taken by it for enforcement of Lockdown guidelines and Covid appropriate behavior. “This court places on record its satisfaction as to the manner in which the three Commissioners have scrupulously discharged their duties in their respective jurisdiction, as was directed. They are expected to continue enforcing the norms of COVID appropriate behaviour in public places and strict adherence to the lockdown,” the order stated. The Court has also cautioned the local police to take adequate measures during the relaxed hours of the lockdown, to make the public adhere to the norms of social distancing and COVID appropriate behaviour. Further, the State is directed to take immediate steps to establish local markets and make available mobile vans for sale of groceries/vegetables and other daily essentials during the period of lockdown, so as to avoid crowding in big market areas. Furthermore, State is directed to take immediate steps to direct civic authorities in each District to tie up with a local NGO/Institution for setting up community kitchens and providing free meals to the needy, particularly’ during the lockdown period. Other directions State Government is directed to issue a fresh Government Order, revising the charges for routine ward, oxygen beds, ICU beds, ventilator beds, ambulance charges etc., in private hospitals/ Nursing Homes;State Government is directed to take immediate measures to reconstitute a High Level Task Force for addressing public grievance during pandemic;State is directed to see that those persons who are differently abled, are treated at par with persons suffering with comorbidities are given the same priority in vaccination;State shall consider introducing Drive-in vaccination programmes in populous cities, to expedite the process and make it safe at the same time;State shall ensure that adequate number of mobile testing vans are made available in rural areas where access to testing is difficult and people wanting to be tested are required to travel to far off places, in the absence of any public transport;State shall give the details of the manner in which it is proposing to address the Mucormycosis infection and make adequate medication available to treat the same;State Government shall ensure that the arrears of salaries/wages of the outsourced and contractual staff rendering health services in any Government hospital/Care Centre/Health Facility, are released at the earliest;Director General of Prisons shall ensure that the jail staff and all those who are permitted entry into the jail premises/barracks are regularly tested for COVID-I9 infection as they could be carriers of the infection and in turn, infect the jail inmates;Prison Hospitals shall regularly stock up necessary medicines and life saving drugs, oxygen cylinders etc., that may be required in an emergency for treating inmates infected with the COVID infection. 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Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Border Communities Against Brexit has responded to proposals put forward by the British Government in relation to the Irish border.The lobby group says the proposals are very poorly thought out, and deeply flawed.The group is urging the Irish Government to press for the EU border to be placed in the Irish Sea.The group, set up following Britain’s vote to leave the EU, says over the past two decades, Ireland has become a thriving economy and reshaped itself to become an all island entity with the threat of a new border putting businesses in jeopardy.The lobby group fears once proposals come to fruition there will be no say in EU regulations created in the future and no place in the global market place.Calls have now been made to the Irish Government to continue work in arguing against the British Governments proposals and to secure a special case status for Ireland.. Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford BCAB rejects British Government’s Brexit border proposals Google+ Previous articleNational dialogue needed on waste disposal – Mac Giolla EasbuigNext articleMan due in court on drugs charges following teen’s death in Omagh News Highland By News Highland – August 21, 2017
Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleCoveney and Pelosi say Brexit cannot compromise the GFANext articleConcern as Carndonagh court sittings relocated News Highland Gardaí arrested three Romanian men when they carried out a search of a house in Letterkenny on Tuesday morning.The men aged 31, 24 and 25 were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into a Romanian organised crime group.The search was conducted by members of Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, National Bureau of Criminal Investigations and assisted by local Gardaí from Letterkenny and Milford.A large amount of fraud paraphernalia including suspected cloned credit cards, credit cards issued in false names, bank account details, false Romanian identity documents, credit card machines, till rolls and a number of suspected stolen Irish and UK passports and driving licences along with 2 cars bought on finance obtained on bank accounts opened in false names were discovered at the location and seized. Much of the documentation seized relates to suspected frauds in Northern Ireland.Investigation which includes enquires with Europol and the PSNI are ongoing.The three arrested men are currently detained under Section 50, Criminal Justice Act, 2007 as amended and are detained at Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations. Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter 3 men arrested in Letterkenny in organised crime probe Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp By News Highland – April 17, 2019 Google+
We present the first densely-sampled hydrographic survey of the Amundsen Sea Polynya (ASP) region, including a detailed characterization of its freshwater distributions. Multiple components contribute to the freshwater budget, including precipitation, sea ice melt, basal ice shelf melt, and iceberg melt, from local and non-local sources. We used stable oxygen isotope ratios in seawater (δ18O) to distinguish quantitatively the contributions from sea ice and meteoric-derived sources. Meteoric fractions were high throughout the winter mixed layer (WML), with maximum values of 2–3% (±0.5%). Because the ASP region is characterized by deep WMLs, column inventories of total meteoric water were also high, ranging from 10–13 m (±2 m) adjacent to the Dotson Ice Shelf (DIS) and in the deep trough to 7–9 m (±2 m) in shallower areas. These inventories are at least twice those reported for continental shelf waters near the western Antarctic Peninsula. Sea ice melt fractions were mostly negative, indicating net (annual) sea ice formation, consistent with this area being an active polynya. Independently determined fractions of subsurface glacial meltwater (as one component of the total meteoric inventory) had maximum values of 1–2% (±0.5%), with highest and shallowest maximum values at the DIS outflow (80–90 m) and in iceberg-stirred waters (150–200 m). In addition to these upwelling sites, contributions of subsurface glacial meltwater could be traced at depth along the ~ 27.6 isopycnal, from which it mixes into the WML through various processes. Our results suggest a quasi-continuous supply of melt-laden iron-enriched seawater to the euphotic zone of the ASP and help to explain why the ASP is Antarctica’s most biologically productive polynya per unit area.
April 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Rallies for 5-4 Win Over Arizona Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat Arizona, 5-4, to open a three-game series against the Wildcats on Friday, April 27.Down 4-0, Utah scored two runs in the fourth and three in the sixth en route to the win.DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., went 3-for-3 with a walk at the plate to lead Utah and scored two runs. Oliver Dunn went 2-for-3 on the night while Erick Migueles and Chandler Anderson each had two RBI.Tanner Thomas allowed four runs on six hits over six innings with five strikeouts for the win. Trenton Stoltz earned his fifth save of the year after throwing the final 2 1/3 innings with two strikeouts. Josh Lapiana also made a brief appearance.Arizona (23-16, 6-10 Pac-12) scored three runs on three hits in the second and took a 4-0 lead with a run on two hits in the third.Utah (11-28, 5-11 Pac-12) began its comeback in the fourth inning after a leadoff triple from Keirsey who scored on a throwing error on the cutoff play. Dunn walked, stole a base and would score on an RBI single from Migueles to cut the lead to 4-2.The Utes took the lead in the sixth inning. Keirsey walked to lead off the inning and a double from Dunn put runners at the corners. Rykker Tom was hit by a pitch and Migueles sent in the first run of the inning on a bases-loaded walk. Anderson had the big hit of the inning, a two-RBI single to give Utah the lead.Although Arizona put runners on in the final three innings, reliever Stoltz held off the rally for his fifth save of the year.Utah and Arizona play game two of the series on Saturday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Smith’s Ballpark.