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  • NCVO calls for 12% tax on National Lottery to be split between good causes and prizes

    first_img The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is calling for the12% tax on every National Lottery ticket worth £549 million per year to besplit between good causes and lottery players instead of going to theGovernment.NCVO is concerned that the new lottery distributor, to be created by the merger of the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund, will have to reduce the money going to good causes to fund its additionalresponsibilities which will include running a National Lottery day and publicising lottery funded projects. There is also widespread concern in the voluntary sector that the merger will lead to more money going to the Government’s own projects such as the Olympic bid for London or areas like health and education that would normally have been funded through general taxation. NCVO’s submission to the Government in response to the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s (DCMS) discussionpaper on reform of the lottery, calls for the Treasury’s slice of lottery cash to go to good causes and boost prizes. The DCMS consultation closes today. Advertisement  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 October 2003 | News Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO said: ‘I do not believe that the public want the lottery to be just another Government tax sparing only 28p from the sale of each Lotto ticket and scratch card for good causes. If the Government are serious about re-connecting the lottery with the people then they should give half their annual £549 million tax cut to the good causes and half back to the players. Then we might actually see some recovery in the tired National Lottery, which would be great news for the thousands of good causes throughout the UK that now depend on lottery cash and great news for the players.” NCVO calls for 12% tax on National Lottery to be split between good causes and prizes About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

  • Rohingya humanitarian & activist Kyaw Hla Aung awarded 2018 Aurora Prize

    first_img Rohingya humanitarian and activist Kyaw Hla Aung has been awarded this year’s $1.1 million Aurora Prize.Kyaw Hla Aung is a lawyer and activist who, for decades, has worked to appeal for basic human rights for the Rohingya people. He also spent 12 years in prison as a result of his mission.  He was selected as the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate from 750 nominations submitted from 115 countries, and has been recognised for his dedication to fighting for equality, education and human rights for the Rohingya people in Myanmar. He was presented the 2018 Aurora Prize, granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative at a ceremony in Armenia on 10 June.Kyaw Hla Aung will receive a $100,000 grant as well as $1,000,000 to donate to organisations of his choice. He has chosen to donate this award to three international organisations that provide medical aid and assistance to refugees in Myanmar:Médecins Sans Frontières (London)Malaysian Medical Relief – MERCY Malaysia (Malaysia)International Catholic Migration Commission – ICMC (Switzerland, USA)Mary Robinson, Aurora Prize Selection Committee Member and Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said:“Kyaw Hla Aung’s work personifies the spirit of the Aurora Prize. He demonstrates the exceptional impact an individual can have in fighting injustice that often seems unbeatable, and inspires us to consider how a brave step forward to support the world’s most vulnerable people can create impact beyond measure.”  Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 12 June 2018 | News Rohingya humanitarian & activist Kyaw Hla Aung awarded 2018 Aurora Prize Kyaw Hla Aung said:“There are severe restrictions on my people. They have lost their courage and faith in themselves, have become illiterate, and, as a result, are penniless. It has been heartbreaking to see my community suffer from such discrimination. The support of the Aurora Prize serves as important recognition for all of the Muslim victims of human rights violations, as the plight of the Rohingya people continues to become more visible to the international public.”The Aurora Prize was established in 2015, by Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan, the co-founders of 100 LIVES, which thanks those who helped saved Armenian lives in the Genocide that started in 1915, as well as others engaged in humanitarian work.   239 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img  240 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Awards Funding About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

  • Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred outside Ennis…

    first_imgNewsGardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred outside Ennis todayBy Staff Reporter – October 28, 2019 682 Advertisement Email WhatsApp Twitter ENNIS Gardaí are investigating a two-vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Cahercallamore, Ennis this afternoon, Monday 28th October, 2019 at approximately 2.30p.m.Gardaí and Emergency services attended the scene of a serious collision involving two cars at the Cahercallamore location.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A male rear passenger (early 80’s) was removed to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries and passed away later today.  The female driver and front-seat passenger were also treated at University Hospital Limerick with non-life-threatening injuries.In the second car both the male driver and female passenger were uninjured.The scene was preserved and Garda forensic collision investigators have completed their examination. The road was closed and has since reopened.Gardaí at Ennis are appealing for any witnesses to this road traffic collision to come forward, particularly any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065-6848100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station,center_img Facebook Print Linkedin Previous articleMunster crowned 2019 All-Ireland Wheelchair Hurling ChampionsNext articleMan arrested and charged in relation to a robbery on Davis St Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

  • MCM to host open auditions

    first_imgLocal News WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleACS sets ‘Round Up: A Cattle Baron’s Ball’Next articleCassatt Quartet performances coming up admincenter_img By admin – April 19, 2018 Pinterest MCM to host open auditions MCM mall logo.jpg Twitter Music City MallThe Music City Mall has scheduled Open Auditions for musical acts, theater and other performances for a chance for a paid gig at the mall from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carousel State.RSVP for your slot to [email protected]last_img read more

  • The Latest: India finds new cases of a coronavirus variant

    first_img Pinterest The Latest: India finds new cases of a coronavirus variant A medical worker prepares the Chinese-made Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine to administer to Syrian refugees, at a medical center in the Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq, about 80 km (50 miles) north of the Jordanian capital Amman, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Local NewsBusinessUS News Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleLillard scores 31 as Trail Blazers top Thunder 115-104Next articleMillions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

  • Kerala HC Directs A Private School To Not Expel Students For Non-Payment Of Fees For Online Classes [Read Order]

    first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Directs A Private School To Not Expel Students For Non-Payment Of Fees For Online Classes [Read Order] Mehal Jain18 Sep 2020 7:12 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court, taking note of the rather distressing situation that has gripped everyone on account of COVID-19 restrictions, restrained a private school from expelling students, merely for the reason that necessary fees has not been paid yet.Justice Devan Ramachandran on Tuesday issued interim directions to St Joseph Public School, Manimalamukku, Ernakulam. to permit all the…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 Kerala High Court, taking note of the rather distressing situation that has gripped everyone on account of COVID-19 restrictions, restrained a private school from expelling students, merely for the reason that necessary fees has not been paid yet.Justice Devan Ramachandran on Tuesday issued interim directions to St Joseph Public School, Manimalamukku, Ernakulam. to permit all the students studying in the school to participate in the online classes and in the upcoming periodic tests pending the disposal of the writ petition.The petitioners had alleged that the school has expelled the children from the online classes merely on account of their incapacity to pay the full school fees at this time, on account of COVID-19 pandemic scenario.The Standing Counsel for Central Board of Secondary Education submitted that normally expulsion of students for want of fees is not encouraged.He seeked permission of the Court to obtain instructions in the matter and inform the Court about the same on the next date of hearing.The bench also directed the petitioners to inform the court on the next posting date, the time frame within which they are ready to pay the fees.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 23.09.2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe 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

  • Influence of nest location, density and topography on breeding success in the black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophris

    first_imgThe Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris is a long-lived procellariiform that typically nests colonially and exhibits low fecundity. Previous studies on albatrosses have focussed on the bottom-up effects of food supply and their impact on breeding success and have ignored the potential deleterious consequences of top-down predation. To determine whether nest position and adult ageinfluence breeding success, and whether there is evidence that predation affects reproductive output, we investigated relationships between characteristics and location of nesting sites within a breeding colony, age structure, and short- and long-term reproductive output of breeders.Our results are consistent with studies conducted on other colonially breeding seabirds, in that peripheral breeders perform considerably less well than do core breeders, but differ in that nest position was not found to be related to adult age. The timing of failure was affected by nestposition, with peripheral nests significantly more likely than core nests to fail during chick rearing. The results suggest that predation is the cause, acting in a non-uniform fashion, because Brown Skuas Catharacta [antarctica] lonnbergi and Giant Petrels Macronectes spp. both appear to target more accessible nests on the periphery of colonies. This behaviour could potentially expose a greater proportion of birds to predation if colony sizes diminish in tandem with the decline in albatross populations currently being observed worldwide.last_img read more

  • Rosneft Pertamina JV contracts Tecnicas Reunidas for Tuban refinery

    first_img Image: Rosneft and Pertamina JV contracts Spanish Tecnicas Reunidas. Photo: Courtesy of Frauke Feind from Pixabay. PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia has signed a contract with Spanish Tecnicas Reunidas for the construction of a oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Tuban, East Java, Indonesia.A joint venture between Rosneft with a 45% stake and Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina with a 55% stake, PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia was established in 2016.Under the contact, the Spanish Tecnicas Reunidas will provide the basic engineering design (BED) and carry out a front-end engineering design (FEED) project for the construction of Tuban grass root refinery and petrochemical complex (TGRR) in Indonesia.Tuban plant will become one of the most advanced facilities in the worldThe JV said that the conception of developing a refinery/petrochemical complex is based on the favourable market environment and the growth prospects in Indonesia.The primary processing facility of the petrochemical complex is planned to have a design capacity of up to 15mmta, where more than 1mmta for ethylene and 1.3mmta for aromatic hydrocarbons.The project is expected to receive full support from the Indonesian authorities, in terms of the necessary benefits and the procurement of the infrastructure.The company said that the integrated refinery and petrochemical complex will be commissioned within the next five years. The plant is expected to strengthen its position in the Indonesian consumer market.According to Rosneft, the petrochemical project is expected to lead to the creation of a large new petrochemical cluster in the region of the city of Tuban in the future.The project marks an important element in the company’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the high-margin market for petroleum-based products in the Asia-Pacific Region.Rosneft, in a statement, said: “The attractive market conditions of Indonesia and the expected consumption growth enabled the working group of Rosneft and Pertamina to develop a competitive concept of the new refinery and petrochemical complex.” The refinery project is expected to receive full support from the Indonesian authorities, in terms of the necessary benefits and the procurement of the infrastructurelast_img read more

  • Physician–Rheumatology (Berkeley Medical Center) – 133

    first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University Health Sciences Center – Eastern Divisionis seeking Rheumatology faculty positions in Jefferson and Berkeleycounties WV. Positions are primarily clinical and outpatient based.Job duties include: provide clinical care and teach medicalstudents, residents and fellows; and scholarly activities arehighly encouraged. Must have an M.D. degree or equivalent andsuccessfully completed an ACGME certified residency trainingprogram in Medicine with a fellowship in Rheumatology. WV MedicalLicense and DEA registration are both required by start date.Candidates should be BC/BE in Medicine and Rheumatology.Successful candidates will enjoy the benefits of practicing in afaculty practice plan (University Health Associates) integratedwith our regional community hospitals.Our Eastern Panhandle location is little more than an hour fromWashington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. A rural atmosphere and a lowercost of living mixed with the easy accessibility to theWashington/Baltimore areas make the Eastern Panhandle an idealplace in which to live. While our counties are among the fastestgrowing counties in the state, congestion and traffic areminimal.Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. The positionwill remain open until filled. WVU offers a highly competitive andcomprehensive recruitment package which includes occurrence basedmalpractice.Interested Candidates should send CVCV to:Tina R. Stover, MS, FASPRSystem Director of Physician Recruitment2000 Foundation Way, Suite 2310Martinsburg, WV 25401Office: 304-260-1425Fax: 304-260-1480Email: [email protected] is an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – andis the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.last_img read more

  • Veteran Firefighter Named Ocean City’s New Fire Chief

    first_imgFrom left, Ocean City Police Sgt. Brian Hopely, Upper Township Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Morgan, Ocean City’s Fire Chief Jim Smith (Deputy Chief at the time) and Ocean City Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Donato help train the CERT members, last year. By Donald WittkowskiWhen it comes to being a good firefighter, Jim Smith has read the book. It was written by his father, the author of a highly regarded textbook on fire safety.Smith, who joined the Ocean City Fire Department 22 years ago, hopes to use all that knowledge as its new chief. He was promoted to the top position Monday by Mayor Jay Gillian.Following in the footsteps of his father, Smith said he always wanted to become a firefighter. His father, James Smith, served with the Philadelphia Fire Department for 41 years and rose to the rank of deputy fire chief.His father, now retired from the Philadelphia Fire Department, is a nationally recognized speaker and expert in fire safety. He is the author of the textbook “Strategic & Tactical Considerations on the Fireground,” considered a must-read for high-ranking fire officers.“My dad’s the real deal. He understands the job,” Smith said in an interview Monday after his appointment was announced by the city.Smith, 47, said he intends to call on his father’s knowledge and experience from time to time as he grows into the role of fire chief.During his two decades with the Ocean City Fire Department, Smith has also acquired his own high level of expertise. He attained the rank of captain in 2004 and was promoted to deputy fire chief in 2012.City spokesman Doug Bergen said Smith was the top choice among the candidates considered for the chief’s job. The city followed Civil Service guidelines and conducted its own interviews to make the selection.“We’re looking forward to having someone with so much experience. He’s a great guy, and we expect great things from him,” Bergen said of Smith.Smith succeeds former Fire Chief Chris Breunig, who retired Nov. 1. His appointment is considered provisional pending a brief review period and approval by City Council.The Fire Department includes 59 full-time firefighters and three firehouses. Smith will oversee the opening of a new $2.1 million fire station at 29th Street and West Avenue, which is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.Smith said he doesn’t plan on making sweeping changes within the department. But he noted that he does want to strengthen ties with the local community through a series of outreach programs, including holding more open houses at the fire stations and having firefighters meet with the public.“One thing we could get better at is our outreach to the community,” he said.Operationally, Smith said the Ocean City Fire Department ranks among the best departments in the state. He characterized the employees as top-notch.However, he said the city must prepare in the next five years for the retirement of as many as 15 fire officers. More immediately, he has to pick a new deputy fire chief to fill the vacancy created by his promotion.For the time being, Smith will continue to earn his deputy chief’s salary of $137,430. The fire chief’s maximum base salary is set by city ordinance at $126,554.However, Bergen said the Gillian administration is going to consider changing the salary ordinance for city department heads in coming months to let Smith keep his current salary instead of having to take a pay cut. A change in the salary ordinance would need the approval of City Council.City department heads, including the fire chief, are usually granted 1.25 percent annual raises by Council to match pay hikes given to other municipal employees who are under contract.In an unusual request that was rejected by the city, Breunig, when he was fire chief, sought a demotion to deputy chief in 2015 to try to increase his salary.Deputy fire chiefs make higher salaries than the chief’s base salary because their pay is negotiated through collective bargaining.last_img read more