Free fundraising events calculator Advertisement 14 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. Independent financial advisers Fiscal Perspectives are offering a free Excel-based spreadsheet that operates as a detailed fundraising events calculator.Download the calculator in .zip format and visit Fiscal Perspectives. Howard Lake | 27 July 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 November 2004 | News If you subscribed to BBC Children in Need’s e-mail newsletters you would only now have been informed of the date of the telethon.BBC Children in Need has for several months been sending out e-mail newsletters updating supporters on preparations for this year’s telethon. Unfortunately on all the issues UK Fundraising has seen, the charity has not actually mentioned the date of the event, the charity’s one major event of the year.Of course, the date is listed on the charity’s Web site, but the e-mail newsletters are missing a trick by not indicating how long supporters have to go in terms of organising their fundraising events. Advertisement Children in Need e-mail newsletters finally mention event’s date AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Last Friday’s newsletter mentioned that there were “only 3 weeks to go” and that there was a competition to win a trip to London on “Friday 19 November 2004” to photograph the stars behind the scenes. But still, nowhere have we seen a headline or sentence that reads “BBC Children in Need: Friday 19 November 2004” in any communication we’ve received.For some reason Web and e-mail publishing seems to lead many organisations into simple mistakes. One of the most common is not to date an item or a page. Good ways to avoid this are to ensure that you use a content management system for publishing a Web site that automatically inserts the date of publication. When publishing e-mail alerts, send test copies to colleagues and ask them to check content and for any glaring omissions. 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.
Por Colectivo WW-MO de Boston Cientos de enfermeras llegaron vitoreando al vestíbulo del Centro Médico Tufts de Boston a las 7 de la mañana del 17 de julio, mostrando en sus uniformes botones que decían “Seguridad de Pacientes Salvan Vidas” y llevando letreros “Enfermeras Tufts: protegiendo el cuidado de pacientes”. Se reportaban a trabajar después de haber sido ilegalmente bloqueadas/os en un cierre patronal durante cuatro días, luego de una valiente huelga de 24 horas.Esta histórica huelga por miembros de un sindicato comenzó en la mañana del 12 de julio, cuando por la noche, las enfermeras del tercer turno en Tufts salieron por las puertas del hospital para unirse a sus compañeras/os de trabajo en las líneas de protestas. Fue la primera huelga de enfermeras/os en Boston desde 1986.En represalia, la gerencia de Tufts enlistó a 350 enfermeras/os rompehuelgas y desactivó las placas de 1.200 empleadas/os de Tufts representados por la Asociación de Enfermeras de Massachusetts (MNA por las siglas en inglés). Las acciones de Tufts violaban las normas laborales federales.Noventa y cinco por ciento de las/os miembros de la MNA habían votado por la huelga. Organizaron líneas de piquete en respuesta a la negativa de Tufts de abordar las prácticas inseguras de distribución del personal del hospital y mejorar su oferta de pago y beneficios durante más de 30 sesiones de negociación de contratos. Las enfermeras/os de Tufts habían trabajado 14 meses sin contrato.Los medios corporativos de Boston trataron de pintar a las/os enfermeras de la MNA como “codiciosas” por defender la calidad del cuidado de las/os pacientes y los beneficios de sus pensiones. En vano, trataron de fomentar el sentimiento público antisindical y fabricar una base para la represión policial, culpando y sensacionalizando los intentos creativos de mantener lejos a las/os rompehuelgas.Solidaridad de la clase obreraPero la clase trabajadora multinacional, multigénero, e intergeneracional de Boston no estaba comprando la campaña de difamación contra las/os trabajadores. En su lugar, los gremios respondieron al llamado de la MNA a unirse a sus líneas de protestas.Equipo de Solidaridad – United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers; UNITE HERE Local 26, Hoteleros y Trabajadores del Servicio de Alimentos; Hermandad Internacional de Trabajadores Eléctricos Local 2222, trabajadores de telecomunicaciones; y otras locales sindicales – emitieron declaraciones de apoyo y asistieron en masa durante los cinco días de piquetes. Las/os trabajadores de la salud de otros hospitales y clínicas de la zona se unieron también.Delegaciones del Partido Workers World/Mundo Obrero de Boston, y militantes sindicales y juveniles tomaron turnos en las líneas de piquete. Además, familiares de las/os huelguistas, vecinos, ex pacientes y muchos otras personas apoyaron la huelga. El paso subterráneo de la calle Washington que atraviesa el centro médico del centro de la ciudad retumbaba día y noche con bocinazos y consignas solidarias.Este apoyo creció diariamente hasta que el alcalde de Boston Marty Walsh tuvo que retractar sus acusaciones al inicio de la huelga de que las enfermeras habían contribuido a una situación donde “los pacientes perderán el cuidado”.Las/os enfermeras y sus aliados transformaron el cierre patronal en un mitin de cuatro días sobre la solidaridad de la clase obrera en la era de recortes en el cuidado de la salud.“Cada huelga en esta ciudad en los últimos años ha sido sobre el cuidado de la salud”, dijo Ed Childs, del Partido WW-MO y del Local 26 de UNITE HERE. “Es el asunto número uno para las/os trabajadores”.‘El sistema está roto’“El mismo sistema de ganancias que está tratando de quitar los beneficios de salud de la gente también está tratando de obligar a las/os trabajadores de la salud a manejar un mayor volumen de pacientes insuficientemente aseguradas/os”, dijo Gery Armsby, trabajador de apoyo administrativo y miembro del PWW-MO durante una reunión con las enfermeras de Tufts. “Es un sistema profundamente roto que está tratando de arreglarse aplastando a los trabajadores y a los pobres”.Las/os pacientes de Tufts, cuyas vidas fueron salvadas por las enfermeras de Tufts, hablaron sobre la necesidad de luchar por la atención médica de calidad: “Gritan que ‘el hospital no tiene suficiente dinero’, mientras se lo dan todo a unas pocas personas en el tope”, dijo el enojado cónyuge de una paciente de Tufts.El presidente de Tufts, Michael Wagner, lleva a casa un salario anual de más de $1 millón, sin contar los bonos. Pero el pago de las enfermeras en Tufts es el más bajo de la ciudad. Devengan sólo el 87 por ciento de lo que las/os enfermeras cobran en otros lugares de Boston. Esta explotación se suma a la gran desproporción entre paciente y personal que se encuentra entre las más altas de Boston.En la mesa de negociaciones, la gerencia de Tufts ha argumentado que el hospital necesita “funcionar magramente” en cara a la incertidumbre por el ataque de la administración de Trump a la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible de Obama. En una ciudad conocida por sus hospitales de investigación de primera categoría, Tufts recibe una tasa de reembolso relativamente baja de las aseguradoras.Pero en lugar de luchar contra Washington y la industria de seguros para garantizar el acceso a una atención de calidad para todos, Tufts está tratando de pasar esta carga a las enfermeras con un paquete de austeridad.Tufts desperdició más de $6 millones en tácticas anti-huelgas: un bloqueo ilegal, junto con una costosa de mano de obra rompehuelgas. Mientras que vertió el dinero en los rompehuelgas de otros estados y en la policía, Tufts entonces utilizó estos gastos como una justificación falsa para bloquear a las enfermeras.Pero, como explicaron los folletos de la MNA, la contratación de rompehuelgas no sólo es costosa e innecesaria, sino que es una amenaza para la vida de las/os pacientes. Múltiples casos de problemas de seguridad del paciente fueron reportados durante el cierre patronal. Tufts eliminó al menos un rompehuelga por incompetencia.Al traer a 350 rompehuelgas para hacer el trabajo de 1.200 enfermeras capacitadas, dedicadas y de tiempo completo, la gerencia de Tufts usó la vida de los pacientes como una moneda de cambio. Claramente, a los jefes no les importa quién se lastima, siempre y cuando puedan tratar de forzar concesiones de las/os trabajadores.Las enfermeras dicen que esperan que las negociaciones se reanuden pronto, pero a la hora de escribir este artículo no se ha publicado ningún calendario. Se desconoce si se alcanzará o no un acuerdo que satisfaga las demandas de las enfermeras. Pero la amplia solidaridad de la clase obrera multinacional que fue palpable en Boston durante la última semana será importante a medida que vayan desarrollándose batallas más grandes por la atención médica.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News China Buys More Soybeans Ahead of Negotiations Previous articlePurdue Extension Helps Producers Ensure Successful Hay HarvestNext articleDisaster Aid Comes Up Short in the Senate NAFB News Service SHARE Monday was the second-straight day that USDA announced China had purchased U.S. soybeans. An Agri-Pulse report says that may be a good sign as U.S. and China trade negotiations are set to resume in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The USDA says that China purchased 828,000 metric tons of U.S. soybeans for delivery during the 2018-2019 marketing year. Last Friday, USDA made a similar announcement as China purchased 816,000 metric tons.Soybeans aren’t the only commodities that China has purchased in spite of the ongoing trade war. Just over a week ago, China bought 300,000 metric tons of U.S. corn, which drew praise from U.S. Grains Council President Tom Sleight. “The corn purchase is very welcome news for U.S. agriculture,” Sleight says, “and we see it as a positive sign for the U.S. and China relationship as the intense negotiations are continuing.” On the trade policy front, a House Small Business Subcommittee held a hearing on Tuesday that looked at the impact of Trump’s trade policy on agriculture and labor. Facebook Twitter China Buys More Soybeans Ahead of Negotiations By NAFB News Service – Apr 2, 2019
Reporters Without Borders condemned the killing today of cameraman Tahrir Kadhem Jawad, working for the Arabic-language service of the US TV channel al-Hurra, who was killed by a bomb placed under his car as he was going to work near Jasr al-Korma, east of Fallujah. This killing is the latest in a series of targeted attacks against journalist over the past few weeks (for further information see: http://en.rsf.org/irak-journalists-are-victims-of-29-09-2010,38461.html).The worldwide press freedom organisation called for urgent protection to be provided for the country’s journalists and urged the authorities to speed up the conclusions of the investigation that has just been opened so that light can be shed on this latest murder. The war in Iraq has been particularly deadly for journalists, as Reporters Without Borders recorded in its report, «The Iraq War: a Heavy death Toll for the Media since World War II, March 2003 to August 2010», published on 7 September 2010, that found the killers have been tracked down and sentenced in less than 1% of cases (http://en.rsf.org/iraq-the-iraq-war-the-heaviest-death-07-09-2010,38294.html). Since the US military withdrawal began in August 2010, violence against journalists has continued in a climate of total impunity. News Help by sharing this information Organisation October 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Booby-trap bomb kills journalist in latest attack on the profession December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News to go further Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Follow the news on Iraq Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News
Twitter Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after the Senate voted not guilty in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on the charge of inciting the January 6 attack on the Congress by a mob of his supporters, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. After voting to acquit Trump of the impeachment charge, McConnell said there is still “no question” that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. WhatsApp Local NewsUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 TAGS WhatsApp Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power Pinterest Facebook Facebook Previous articleVeracyte to Present at 10th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare ConferenceNext articleRogers Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest
iStock/Thinkstock(PITKIN, Colo.) — A bear was euthanized on Friday after it broke into a post office in Pitkin, Colorado.According to The Denver Post, this is the second such incident in which the bear came in close contact with humans, and wildlife officials deemed it dangerous.That [is] just a matter of policy,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson Joe Lewandowski, adding, “No one was hurt, but when a bear gets too familiar in a residential area like that, the danger is just too high.”The bear apparently used the door handle to enter the post office, but could not escape because “the door only opens in,” said Lewandowski.A worker tried to enter the building Friday morning, only to spot the bear and contact authorities. The bear was euthanized afterwards.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
recep-bg/iStockBY SOPHIE TATUM, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A new report released Thursday reveals thousands of school buildings across the country could need critical repairs, raising more questions about what it will take for schools to ensure students can safely return to the classroom this fall.According to the report by the Government Accountability Office, a national survey found that “about half (an estimated 54 percent) of public school districts need to update or replace multiple building systems or features in their schools.”This includes an estimate of about 36,000 schools across the country that need to update or replace heating, ventilation and air condition systems, the report said. The House Education and Labor Committee said if the systems are not operating correctly, they would could fail to meet the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for safely reopening schools that closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.“School building infrastructure is and must continue to be handled at the state and local levels. Secretary DeVos believes that every student deserves a safe and healthy learning environment,” Education Department spokesperson Angela Morabito said.Ensuring ventilation works properly is part of the CDC’s K-12 guidance for reopening schools, in addition to increasing circulation of outdoor air “as much as possible,” through things like opening windows and doors.Additionally, in “about half of the 55 schools GAO visited in six states, officials described HVAC-related problems, such as older systems that leaked and damaged flooring or ceiling tiles. If not addressed, such problems can lead to indoor air quality problems and mold, and in some cases caused schools to adjust schedules temporarily,” the report said.Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia, the chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, said this report “offers clear, irrefutable evidence that we must launch an urgent, nationwide effort to rebuild America’s schools.”“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, outdated and hazardous school buildings were undermining the quality of public education and putting students and educators at risk. Now, the pandemic is exacerbating the consequences of our failure to make necessary investments in school infrastructure,” Scott said.“This report offers clear, irrefutable evidence that we must launch an urgent, nationwide effort to rebuild America’s schools,” he added. “As workers face record unemployment, there is no better time for a historic investment in school infrastructure that will make classrooms safer and get millions of people back to work.”The report comes as school systems across the country grapple with what back-to-school next fall will look like.ABC News previously reported that school districts are considering a variety of options, like staggered schedules to allow for more space between individuals in the classroom, or a hybrid method of some students continuing remote learning while others return for in-person instruction.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Expert’s view Paul Secher on preparing for employment tribunalsOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Paul Secher sits as an employment tribunal member and is head of JSBTraining and Consulting’s Employment Law Faculty, which runs courses onpreparing for employment tribunals What is HR’s role in and how proactive should it be in preparing foremployment tribunals? HR’s role is crucial. Many disputes before employment tribunals are won orlost before the case begins. HR’s role is key in ensuring that employers takeessential steps to prevent successful actions being brought against them.Simple steps, such as making sure your employment contracts, personnel policiesand procedures are up-to-date, effective and properly implemented. Effectivepractices and procedures are your defence – and your deterrent to a claim beingbrought in the first place. Does HR have a good understanding of employment law? HR has a much better understanding of employment law than it used to – andit definitely needs it. The flow of legislation from Westminster and Brusselshas increased enormously and shows no signs of abating. HR must keep abreast ofthe latest legal developments and ensure line managers are properly briefed.Employment disputes often originate down the line. By the time they get to theHR department, it may be too late – the ‘You did what?!!’ syndrome. Has HR ever made saved the day or made a difference at a tribunal? Loads – and nothing to do with clever tricks or even brilliant advocacy.Usually much more mundane but very effective tactics like: showing not only thatyou had a fair procedure in place – but that you also carried it out properly;you made proper notes of meetings and other events, at the time; youimplemented best practice in your organisation and you trained your managersand staff in how to operate your policies fairly. Top 3 Tips – Documents win cases. Make sure your policies and procedures are up todate. Make notes – and keep them – If you need to take advice – internally or externally – take it earlybefore it’s too late for anyone to help – Make life easy for the tribunal – get your case in order, with sufficientcopies of all key documents.
Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Denmark: BIMCO Creates Standard Contract for Armed Guards Authorities View post tag: Standard November 22, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: creates View post tag: Armed BIMCO has created a standard contract for the private maritime security industry and the first draft should be confirmed for early 2012, providing the industry with a much-needed benchmark on which to judge PMSCs.Chief maritime security officer at the shipowner trade association Giles Noakes said that the contract had taken into account the concerns of the P&I clubs as well as underwriters, shipowners and lawyers. He added that the trade body had worked closely with all interested parties to ensure that all views were heard.Mr Noakes explained that the standard would provide and take account of the International Maritime Organization’s MSC.1/ Circ.1405/Rev.1 and MSC1/ Circ.1406/Rev.1 but would provide more detail because IMO members could not be as prescriptive as the industry needed them to be.“The industry is happy with 1405 and 6; it is good advice, and while it has quite a lot of detail it is not quite enough. Law firms currently have to draw up a contract per voyage and part of BIMCO’s role is to provide standards that can be used in this manner. We felt drawing up a standard contract for PMSCs was the quickest way of dealing with a difficult problem,” he said.The standard is expected to come into force as soon as possible and the drafting committee is meeting shortly to get things under way. However, Mr Noakes said the contract alone was not a sufficient indicator of a reputable PMSC.“Just because a security company signs the contract, it doesn’t mean that they are a good company,” he said. “Signing means that they agree to abide by the standards and then organisations like the Security Association for the Maritime Industry will have a baseline of standards to judge PMSCs on. It will at least give everyone a bottom line to work with.“There is a concern that there is an increasing amount of companies offering independent audits but who is policing the policemen? At least the standard contract is a way of starting this. Questions have to be raised over the competency of any PMSC that is not prepared to sign the contract.”Mr Noakes said that he was in no way saying that these audit services should not be developed but only that some firms were moving faster than others in response to the rapidly growing sector and that there were “too many known unknowns” and therefore the industry needed some kind of benchmark.He questioned whether classification societies would eventually conduct PMSC audits but said that there did not seem to be much interest from this quarter.“It is an issue people are willing to address and the IMO has worked hard to do this but there isn’t the technical competence and why should there be? We are dealing with an area where there is no precedent. We have had this problem forced upon us and seafarers are quite rightly demanding protection,” he said.[mappress]November 22, 2011; Image: SeaSecurity View post tag: Guards View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: BIMCO View post tag: contract Denmark: BIMCO Creates Standard Contract for Armed Guards