Fundraising in Context

first_img Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News [amzn_product_post]The theme of this book is to set the work involved in fundraising and campaigning in context and aims to do this on a personal, organisational and ethical level, allowing you to start by diagnosing your own strengths and weaknesses in relation to your fundraising role. It also sets the scene for the rest of the texts by introducing the vital skill of planning in a highly practical way with a discussion of the ethical and cultural issues presented by fundraising and campaigning. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising in Contextcenter_img  16 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.last_img read more

Save Mumia from medical neglect – and free him!

first_img‘A single spark can starta prairie fire’ – Mao ZedongMajor Tillery’s courageous decision not to abandon his friend and stricken comrade, Mumia Abu-Jamal, as the intellectual-warrior and political prisoner lay unconscious on that dispassionate prison floor at SCI Mahanoy on March 30 and started slipping into diabetic shock, remains ironclad in its pivotal importance. We must forever remember his name. Indeed. His spark of defiance reignited a forest fire of resistance. The movement to Free Mumia has long been committed to the same.It was the spark that re-inflamed this invigorated effort to restore Mumia’s health and to finally free him; fire alarm bells had been sounded. Family, friends, organizations, longtime supporters, lawyers and curious others responded with uncompromising purpose. Worldwide.Mumia’s health crisis had glaringly been revealed, via medical neglect and abuse on the part of prison “health care” staff, that contributed to high blood sugar levels, diabetes, liver endangerment, lethargy, elevated blood pressure and hepatitis C virus (HCV) discovery in his blood, along with related symptoms such as skin discoloration and severe itching. These afflictions had not been properly diagnosed and treated during the period when medical staff could have identified and remedied these threats early on!It was not until Dr. Joseph Harris, an expert in HIV and HCV cases, was able to examine Mumia (on the down-low) in the visitor’s room and not in an exam room that some medical suspicions were confirmed. A thinker outside the box, Dr. Harris hit the proverbial nail on the head!A careful examination of Mumia’s precarious condition, as it had dangerously progressed over the initial nine months, shows that the prison health care system failed to safeguard his health by both accident and design! On at least two occasions, Mumia had to be treated (brief as they were) at two local hospitals, back-to-back because the folks at Mahanoy were ill-equipped to do so. The national and international outcry exposed the system’s bacteria-laden hands.The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections infamously joins the states of Minnesota and Massachusetts in having prisoner-initiated class-action lawsuits filed against them for their foot dragging in providing up-to-date protocols that are able to effectively combat the hepatitis C virus with a 95 percent success rate. Attorneys Bret Grote and Bob Boyle filed on Mumia’s behalf and for the estimated 10,000 other inmates held captive in the state’s penal colonies who also carry the hepatitis C virus.The avaricious greed of the pharmaceutical companies drives the cost of the medicine to the moon. Yet this flimsy argument cannot hold humanitarian and ounce-of-prevention water!A spate of recent articles by such authors as Maria Barry Jester, Shira Schoenberg, Christine Rodriguez and Robin Kelly focus sobering floodlights on the debilitating impact that HVC, known as a “silent epidemic,” has not only on the prison population around the country but on the communities that most formerly incarcerated people return to. The miserly practice of not treating HVC-afflicted people, in or out of prison, is more than penny-wise and pound-foolish. Dealing with the disease would save resources, now and in the future.Health care providers take a standAs if inspired by the applause-worthy example set by the National Writers Union, dozens of health care providers, in New York City and elsewhere, eagerly signed an “Appeal for Treatment for Hepatitis C for Mumia Abu-Jamal and 10,000 Other Pennsylvania Prisoners.” A related petition, posted on iacenter.org, has begun attracting hundreds of signers whose signatures are immediately forwarded to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, state Health Secretary Karen Brown, Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel and Mahanoy SCI Superintendent John Kerestes. The appeal and the petition emphatically request that Mumia Abu-Jamal and all HCV-identified Pennsylvania prisoners be given the direct-acting antiviral medication that has a 95 percent cure rate. Other health care providers and workers are encouraged to sign the petition at tinyurl.com/mumiahepcappeal.Comments from several signers:“Pharmaceutical companies are given grants, tax breaks and other incentives to conduct medical research. In return the public has a right to benefit from that research without outrageous price gouging.” – Suzanne Kelly“Pharmaceutical companies claim they have intellectual property rights to new medicines and can charge whatever they want to cover costs and make a profit. … Health care is a human right that should take precedence over intellectual property rights when it’s a life or death issue.”— Berta Joubert-Ceci“Denying medicines and proper medical treatments to prisoners is inhumane. It is the illegal imposition of punishment, humiliation and torture on prisoners. For Abu-Jamal and other prisoners infected with hep C, it is a death penalty by medical neglect. — Suzanne RossEstela Vasquez, executive vice president of 1199 SEIU and a longtime supporter of Mumia Abu-Jamal and other political prisoners, has graciously made available the health care union’s facilities for a press conference to be held on Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at 310 West 43rd St., New York, between 8th and 9th avenues.The purpose of the press conference is to give health care providers an opportunity to explain publicly why giving proper treatment for this silent epidemic is so important. It will also inform the public about the status of a protocol that is being “hammered out” by officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and Department of Health.Left untreated, HCV can lead to diabetes, heart disease, liver failure and even death. All health care workers, organizations and interested others should sign the petition.The fight for Mumia’s life, health and ultimate freedom benefits us all!‘When spiders unite they can tie up a lion.’ — African proverbHagins is co-chair of the Free Mumia Coalition (NYC).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Announces Steven J. Demetriou as New President and CEO

first_img Steven J. DemetriouJacobs Engineering Group Inc., a global construction services firm with headquarters in Pasadena, announced today the appointment of Steven J. Demetriou as new President and CEO, replacing Craig Martin who retired in December last year citing health reasons.With this appointment, Demetriou will also be elected to the board of directors of the company that employs an estimated 66,000 people in 30 countries around the globe.In 2014, Jacobs, listed at JEC in the New York Stock Exchange, earned revenues of up to $12.7 billion.Demetriou, a Cleveland, Ohio native, recently served as Chairman and CEO of Aleris Corporation, a global downstream aluminum producer based in Cleveland. He also brings more than 30 years of experience with companies in the metals, specialty chemicals, oil and gas, manufacturing and fertilizer industries.Demetriou worked for 16 years at ExxonMobil performing operations, financial and general management roles in the U.S. and in Europe.Demetriou starts his new role with Jacobs on August 17, during which Executive Chairman Noel Watson, who has been functioning as Executive Chairman during the transition since Craig’s retirement, will return to his chairman position when Demetriou joins the company. As CEO, he will work with senior management and the Board to develop strategies aimed at strengthening Jacobs’ position as a global industry leader.In a statement, Demetriou said he is honored to be selected as the next CEO.“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead a company with such an enviable global talent base and a strong reputation as one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. My immediate objective is to listen and engage with Jacobs’ employees, customers and shareholders, as well as develop and implement strategies to realize Jacobs’ enormous potential to achieve focused growth into the future.”Demetriou also serves on the boards of Foster Wheeler Ltd. and Kraton Polymers. In the Cleveland community, he serves on the boards of several organizations including the United Way of Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business Districts News Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Announces Steven J. Demetriou as New President and CEO From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 13, 2015 | 11:16 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newslast_img read more

Pandemic Creating Downward Pressure on Rental Market

first_img Tagged with: Rent single family rent prices Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily The National Association of Homebuilders’ (NAHB) Real Rent Index was essentially flat in June, falling just 0.1%.This is the Index’s first decline since 2013 and the annual growth rate of the Index fell to negative 1.4% after posting three months of growth, ranging between 4% and 8%.According to the NAHB, the Index fell in June because rent inflation slowed with the Core CPI rose by 0.2%. this is the first month Core CPI increase since February.The decline in the real rent index, according to the NAHB, could be related to the negative impact of COVID-19 on rental housing demand.“Fallout from the virus has put downward pressure on demand in many sectors of the economy, including rental markets,” the report said.Despite COVID-19’s impact on the market, single-family rents rose 1.7% annually in May 2020—the lowest annual growth rate since July 2010, according to CoreLogic.CoreLogic noted rental demand is still impacted by unemployment rates and stay-at-home orders, despite local economics reopening.Lower-priced rentals continued to prop up national rent price growth, continuing a trend from April 2014. Year-over-year growth in both tiers did slow in May 2020. Rent prices in the low-end tier—those with rent prices less than 75% of the regional average—rose 2.8% annually in May 2020.This represented a 3.5% drop from May 2019. However, higher-priced rentals, which are those with prices more than 125% of the regions’ average rent, rose 1.3% in May 2020—down from a gain of 2.5% in May 2019.Among the 20 metros studied by CoreLogic, Phoenix had the highest year-over-year growth in May with an increase of 6%. Neighboring Arizona city, Tucson, saw rent prices rise 3.5%, which was followed by Charlotte, North Carolina’s, 2.9% growth.Honolulu was the only metro to experience an annual decline in rent prices, falling 0.4%. St. Louis had the largest deceleration in rent growth in May, with a reported slowdown of 3.8 percentage points from May 2019. Rent single family rent prices 2020-07-24 Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Pandemic Creating Downward Pressure on Rental Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Pandemic Creating Downward Pressure on Rental Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 24, 2020 1,758 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: CRT Securities Investors Face Potential Losses Next: Industry Reacts to HUD’s Termination of Obama-Era Housing Regulation Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Lifeline in Inishowen facing threat of closure

first_img Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Lifeline in Inishowen facing threat of closure Pinterest WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Previous article25 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleFSAI observes sewage and waste overflowing outside Donegal takeaway News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest A petition is to be handed over to the Children’s Minister requesting urgent funding for Lifeline in Inishowen. The domestic violence centre in Carndonagh is said to be under a severe threat of closing due to a lack of funding from Government.Last year the service helped 46 women on the peninsula however if the facility were to shut its doors, the closest service is in Letterkenny, about 60km away.Manager of Lifeline, Mary Doherty says the petition will be submitted to Minister Catherine Zappone in the coming weeks with hopes that it might make a difference:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/lifeline1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – May 8, 2019 last_img read more

More students eligible for grant aid

first_img Google+ More post-graduate students can avail of state aid this academic year, as the income threshold has increased.Eligible applicants will receive 3,500 euro towards their tuition fees, an increase from 2,000 euro last year.The income threshold for this payment has risen from 31 and half thousand to 54 thousand 250 euro.Applications for renewal grant schemes for the upcoming academic year open today.The Department of Higher Education is encouraging students to voice how they’d like to see the student grant scheme run. By News Highland – April 1, 2021 Facebook Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Twittercenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous articleConcern for future of greenway project linking Derry and MuffNext article“Really good summer” possible but next few weeks crucial News Highland Facebook More students eligible for grant aid Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Dallas salon owner jailed for violating stay-at-home order released early

first_imgDallas County Sheriff(DALLAS) — BY: MEREDITH DELISOThe Dallas salon owner who defied an executive order to shut down her business amid the state’s coronavirus response has been released from jail early.Responding to a petition for writ of habeas corpus filed by her attorney, the Supreme Court of Texas on Thursday ordered that Shelley Luther be released from Dallas County Jail. She was serving a seven-day sentence for contempt of court.Luther, who was booked on Tuesday, was released as of 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, her attorney’s office announced on Facebook.“We’re thrilled with the court’s decision to uphold our writ and we look forward to her release,” Annette Norred, the managing paralegal for Norred Law, told ABC News ahead of Luther’s release.The case drew the attention of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who had called for Luther’s release this week, saying that the judge’s ruling was “excessive.”On Thursday, the governor modified his executive order to eliminate jail time for those who violate the order. Previously, violators could face up to 180 days in jail. The modification is retroactive to April 2, when the stay-at-home order went into effect.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also called for Luther’s release. In a statement released Wednesday, he called the judge’s order a “shameful abuse of judicial discretion.”Abbott’s stay-at-home order expired April 30, at which point the state began lifting restrictions on nonessential businesses. Restaurants, movie theaters and malls were allowed to reopen May 1. On Tuesday, Abbott announced that hair salons, barber shops and nail salons could reopen on Friday.Luther had kept open her business, Salon a la Mode, last month despite a citation, a cease-and-desist letter and a restraining order. She publicly ripped the cease-and-desist letter and kept her salon open for more than a week after she was issued the restraining order.During a hearing on Tuesday, Luther admitted that her business was still open partially. Dallas Civil District Judge Eric Moyé scolded her for blatantly disobeying an order meant to protect residents.“The rule of law governs us. People cannot take it upon themselves to determine what they will and will not do,” he said during the hearing.Luther told Moyé she didn’t regret her actions.“If you think the law’s more important than kids getting fed, then please go ahead with your decision, but I am not going to shut the salon,” she said.In addition to the jail time, Moyé ordered Luther to pay a fine of at least $3,500.Dallas is the second-highest Texas county with COVID cases, 4,869, according to data from the state and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The county has seen 123 deaths.Texas saw a jump of 968 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, to 35,390 total, and an increase of 25 fatalities, to 973, according to the latest data from the state.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Solar wind-magnetosphere coupling leading to relativistic electron energization during high-speed streams

first_imgEnhancements in relativistic electron fluxes in the outer radiation belt often occur following magnetic storms and have been suggested to result from resonant interactions with enhanced whistler-mode chorus emissions observed on the dawnside. Using observations during a period of persistent high-speed, corotating, solar wind streams, we investigate the aspects of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling that lead to these enhanced chorus emissions. We find that relativistic electron energization occurs in association with large-amplitude Alfvén waves within the high-speed streams. These waves last for multiday periods and cause multiday intervals having intermittent periods of significantly enhanced convection. The enhanced convection periods are followed by repetitive substorm onsets caused by the Alfvén wave related repetitive reductions in convection. We use these substorm onsets, identified using geosynchronous particles and midlatitude H components, as indicators of preceding periods of enhanced convection and of reductions in convection. We use ground-based chorus observations from the Halley station VLF/ELF Logger Experiment (VELOX) instrument to indicate magnetospheric chorus intensities. These data give evidence that the periods of enhanced convection that precede substorm expansions lead to the enhanced dawnside chorus wave. We also see that the enhanced solar wind densities nsw ahead of high-speed streams are associated with significant energetic electron loss at geosynchronous orbit and that the subsequent flux increases appear to not begin until nsw drops below ∼5 cm−3 even if the solar wind speed increases earlier. The sequence of loss during the leading interval of high nsw, followed by energization during high-speed streams, occurs whether or not the high nsw interval leads to a magnetic storm.last_img read more

24% of landlords planning to reduce their porfolios, claims Rightmove

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » 24% of landlords planning to reduce their porfolios, claims Rightmove previous nextHousing Market24% of landlords planning to reduce their porfolios, claims RightmovePortal says tenant fees ban and tax relief reductions are to blame for landlord jitters, which has pushed up rent increases to four-year high.Nigel Lewis17th October 201902,708 Views Rightmove has revealed this morning that nearly a quarter of landlords it canvassed are reducing their portfolios as the government’s assault on the buy-to-let sector continues.The increased costs following the tenant fees ban, drastic cuts to mortgage interest relief and reductions in expenses landlords can claim for wear and tear mean that, of the landlords who talked the portal, 13% said they are planning to shrink their portfolios while an astonishing 11% reported plans to sell their entire property holdings.The number of properties available to rent on Rightmove has dropped to 13% below the last recorded low four years ago.The consequent reduction in stock within the lettings market is pushing up rents, particularly in London.Asking rents outside the capital over the past three months have increased by 3.2% to £828 a month per property, while in London they have jumped by 5.6% to £2,104 a month.“There are a number of forces at play in the current rental market, all leading to record rents for tenants and fewer homes to choose from, yet demand remains strong,” says Rightmove’s housing market analyst Miles Shipside (left).“Worryingly for tenants there are signs that the stock shortage may worsen if some landlords follow through with their plans to sell up, though an increase in plans for build to rent properties may help to fill some of the gap.“The overall feeling among those landlords who are planning to exit the market is one of frustration with many telling us that the tax changes mean it’s no longer financially attractive to keep their properties.” Rightmove landlords Miles Shipside October 17, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Van view

first_imgVauxhall Astra Vanby David StokesThis van is powered by a 1.3 diesel engine and gives out an amazing 90PS at 4,000 rpm and a very respectable torque of 200Nm at 1,750 rpm. As the engine is so small, one must use all the gears to maintain a decent speed, so the six-speed gearbox with well-spaced ratios is welcome.The main purpose though of a van is to carry goods. Whether it’s breads, cakes or sandwiches, it must have carrying capacity. The Astra does not disappoint in this aspect; load space in the back is respectable for a small to medium van. Load length of 1.753 metres, with a width of 1.380 metres and a height of 0.9 metres adds up to a volume of 1.58 cu m. The width between the wheel arches is 1.103 metres. The Astra is able to accommodate two bakery trays in line and a 30″ cake tray alongside.A good driving position, coupled with comfortable seats, cuts down a lot on fatigue, making the driver more alert and thus more productive. Light on fuel consumption, it is little wonder that the Astra maintains its popularity.Basic ’On the Road’ Price: £11,370 (ex VAT)Engine Type: 4 in line dieselCapacity: 1,300ccOverall Length: 4,515mmOverall Width: 1,753mmHeight: 1,500mmWheelbase: 2,703mmInternal height: 900mmInternal Width: 1,380mmGross Vehicle Weight: 1,905kgPayload: 645kgKerb Weight: 1,260kglast_img read more