PayPal Giving Fund offers £25k in prizes in June charity competition

first_imgPayPal Giving Fund offers £25k in prizes in June charity competition Howard Lake | 21 May 2014 | News The PayPal Giving Fund is offering prizes of up to £10,000 in an eBay for Charity competition that runs throughout June. To enter the competition, charities should ask their supporters to select them as a favourite charity on eBay.The three charities that receive the most votes in June will win prizes, plus the top small charity (with a turnover of under £1.5 million), will win a prize.eBay for Charity competition prizesThe prizes on offer are:First place – £10,000Second place – £7,000Third place – £3,000Top small charity (under £1.5m turnover) – £5,000In addition, charity supporters who nominate a favourite charity on eBay during June will be entered to win one of 10 prizes of £500.Ebay hopes that, by selecting favourite charities, its site users will be encouraged to make donations to these charities when they buy and sell on the site, generating more income for the charities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How to enterThe competition is open to charities that are registered with PayPal Giving Fund UK, eBay Inc.’s partner charity which administers the eBay for Charity programme.PayPal Giving Fund is encouraging charities to persuade their supporters to select them as favourites in June. It is sharing advice on how to do this effectively. For example, it recommends that charities publish vidoes featuring celebrity supporters on the My Favourite Charity campaign page. Tagged with: eBay PayPal  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [message_box title=”eBay for Charity” color=”blue”]eBay for Charity provides opportunities for buyers and sellers to support their favourite charities. Buyers can shop for items from charity shops online knowing they are supporting a good cause or give to charities by donating at check out when they shop. Sellers, whether they are individuals or businesses, can donate a percentage from any sale to a charity of their choice and add Gift Aid to their donations.In 2013 eBay Inc saw a 30 percent rise in support for charities online through eBay and PayPal, which rose from £120 million in 2012 to £156 million last year. eBay in the UK has 1,454 charities trading on site. Their sales grew 49% last year, surging from £8.5 million in 2012 to £12.7 million in 2013.[/message_box] 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

From a Michigan prison: An organizer speaks out

first_imgMichigan solidarity with Kinross prisoners’ uprising.Gonzales was a participant in the September 2016 mass demonstration and protest by prisoners at Michigan’s Kinross Prison. He has been singled out and punished for being “a leader.” These remarks are excerpted from a longer account in the San Francisco BayView on Feb. 3.All the inmates at what is now known as Kinross were transferred as a whole to that facility in the fall of 2015. The “new” facility was abhorrently below the health and safety standards required to open it. When we arrived, there was no heat, the plumbing didn’t work, the room and cell furnishings that are required by Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA) policies could not be met, i.e., blankets, sheets, washcloths, towels, etc. …Kinross just created a united mindset to stand against it finally. Suddenly, everyone was an activist, willing to support in any way they could.We exhausted all the avenues for legal redress on the issues to the kangaroo judicial system — it just happened to be the same system we were seeking redress from: “Big Business MDOC,” the same people who approved and allowed us to be transferred there. Clearly, they were not going to answer in our favor and give in to the most hated enemy of Big Business: “liability.” …Suffice it to say the work stoppage was organized and put in effect the morning of Sept. 9. The protest had taken on a national aspect, where it was no longer just about Kinross, but the idea and concept of mass incarceration, built with racial overtones, unfair and unethical sentencing practices, unjust taxation without representation, such as the 6 percent sales tax on anything we order except food from the store, even shipping and handling, “the New Jim Crow.”The warden knew of the protest and the truth of why it happened at his facility, a fact that can be logically proven by his stance of inaction against it. He instructed his staff not to write tickets or fire inmates for not working. If you check the records, no tickets were written and no one lost a job for not working that day. Clearly, he knew we had legitimate gripes against his facility.His staff, however, was of a different opinion. They chose to try and exorcise the protest out of us through mistreatment: malicious shakedowns, breaking property and underfeeding us with dated, spoiled food; and when seeking redress, we were told to “deal with it.”This sparked off the assembly on Sept. 10, 2016. …So I ended up out there and, yeah, when things started to turn dark (mindsets, not the time of day) and people — scared, tired, frustrated, with hope almost gone — asked me to be the spokesperson for the inmates with the administration, I did it, and peacefully ended the assembly. This action has me labeled as the “leader” of the incidents, when in actuality I ended a situation that could have turned ugly for everyone. I thought I did a good thing for us: no one hurt, good discussion with the warden, a positive tone all around.But “Big Business” couldn’t allow it to end like that. It had too much attention and they couldn’t allow the focus of the incident to be on the issues, so they literally sent in the guns to an already agitated, anxiety-filled, desperate group of individuals who were barely talked out of violence, to aggravate and intensify their aggression.They intentionally incited a riot-type atmosphere so the department would back their past transgressions — they would have no choice! They intentionally collage all the events together to paint the picture of a bunch of inmates storming out of units rioting, when in fact the assembly had been over for at least two hours, inmates were in their units in their cubes and peaceful when they sent in the “storm troopers.” Inmates in my unit were on their bunks and still they gassed us repeatedly.We were taken out of the unit and myself and 102 other inmates were taken to Marquette Prison, to a condemned block that had been closed down for four years prior to our arrival. We were placed in filthy cells here also, plumbing didn’t work, and supplies and treatment were below standards. We were always fed the same bag meals, although they had a functioning kitchen with workers, and already fed everyone else there in their cells hot meals.After the second day, I was separated from the rest of the transferred Kinross prisoners and placed in another block, where I was informed that they “knew” I was the “leader” and I had nothing coming. They meant my property was “lost.” Everything I possessed — hygiene, legal transcripts, coat, shoes, appliances, photos, etc. — everything gone. I was denied toothpaste the whole time I was there.Twenty-seven days later, 88 of us were transferred again to Baraga Maximum Facility, where again I was separated from the rest of the inmates. I was immediately called into an office, told they “knew” I was the “leader” of the “rebellion” and that I should plan to be there in segregation for two years. …[But before, on] Aug. 19, 2016, I was a level one-one prisoner, the lowest security achievable. I was a father with an 8-year-old son I have never seen face to face, not living in the best of circumstances, striving diligently to reach him. I had three years left on an 11-year sentence. …We need help! I’m shouting out from this 8-by-10 cell, help us!Don’t let them quiet our voice; be an amplifier for us. Don’t let what they are doing to us and throughout the MDOC fade into oblivion. We were not angels, but we don’t deserve this! …Show your support and write to Harold Gonzales, 194496, Baraga Maximum Correctional Facility, 13924 Wadaga Rd., Baraga, MI 49908-9204.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Removal of development levies proposed for Regeneration sites

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSoccer – Limerick FC all set for “Sold Out” FinalNext articleRugby – All Ireland League returns, Munster face Dragons Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Joe LeddinDevelopment Contribution SchemeLabour PartylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Regeneration Programme NewsRemoval of development levies proposed for Regeneration sitesBy Alan Jacques – September 17, 2016 827 Cllr Joe LeddinCllr Joe LeddinLOCAL councillors have been asked to consider removing the development levy on designated lands within Limerick’s regeneration areas as part of the new five-year Development Contribution Scheme.At a recent meeting of Limerick City and County Council’s Economic and Planning Strategic Policy Committee, Cllr Joe Leddin said that if the local authority wanted to encourage and incentivise potential business to locate within Regeneration areas then they should offer a good enough reason to do so.“We have vast tracts of undeveloped land both on the Northside in Moyross and on the Southside in Southill,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The regeneration project operates within social, physical and economic parameters but the economic element has failed to meet expectations in terms of job creation.“To normalise disadvantaged communities, we need to create local employment opportunities. But charging potential investors similar development levies regardless of where they locate across the city is pointless.”The Labour Party councillor believes Regeneration land throughout the city offers significant potential across a range of sectors from retail, warehousing, manufacturing, recreation and educational.“A zero rate development levy may be the catalyst that will draw attention on these lands which are also strategically located and serviced in terms of connectivity and accessibility. The reality to date is that very few businesses now exist in these areas as evidenced by higher than average unemployment rates.“By offering a zero cost contribution levy, we are suddenly increasing the possibility that these lands may reappear on the radar of investors who depending on their business model may locate or establish a presence based on competitiveness reasons.“Funds collected from development levies are an important part of the council’s overall income stream and while an initial loss may be accrued if businesses do establish in regeneration areas this loss of income will be ameliorated by the additional rates paid and employment created locally,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Advertisement Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp Print Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

OSS keeps workplace safety to the fore

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Linkedin The OSS team at their base on the Eastway Business Park in BallysimonWE ARE well used to hearing that employers are looking to achieve a great place to work. In the current circumstances, most of them are now looking to provide a safe place to work.Since last March, Limerick-based health and safety training and consultancy company OSS have been working hard supporting a wide variety of companies to get back to work safely.“Our work demands have changed greatly in the past six months” according to Managing Director of OSS Ned O’Dwyer who is celebrating 20 years in business next year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “All of our public training courses are now delivered in suitably designed training venues with social distancing in place, hand sanitising points provided, face coverings worn and regular cleaning down of venues being carried out.“Our consultancy section can support you with Covid 19 risk assessments, Covid Response Plans and any other requirements that will help you keep your business open and provide reassurance to your workers that your workplace is now not only a safe place to work but also a healthy place to work.Contact OSS on 061 422207, email [email protected] or log on to www.ossltd.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener BusinessLimerickNewsOSS keeps workplace safety to the foreBy Editor – October 1, 2020 168 WhatsApp Print Previous article“Certainly we are close”- Tadhg Beirne excited for the new Guinness Pro 14 SeasonNext articlePensioner walked around the world without leaving Castletroy Editor Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Biden says US is securing 600 million vaccine doses by July

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 Biden says US is securing 600 million vaccine doses by July Previous articleNevada looks to extend streak vs San Jose St.Next articlePandemic fever got you down? Smash up stuff at the rage room Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter Twitter President Joe Biden greets Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS News TAGS  last_img read more

Police re-issue appeal for information on missing Strabane woman, Lesley McHugh

first_img Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Police re-issue appeal for information on missing Strabane woman, Lesley McHugh By News Highland – January 17, 2018 Twittercenter_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleProgress on £1.4 million improvements at Melvin Sports ComplexNext articleDonegal v Armagh refixed for Saturday Evening News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Police and the family of missing 69 year old Lesley McHugh from the Strabane area, who has been missing for over 10 days now, are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.Ms McHugh is described as being approximately 5’6 in height, of a slim build with brown hair.She was last in contact with her family at around 11pm on Saturday 6th January.Inspector Alison Ferguson said: “Searches are ongoing along the River Mourne into the River Foyle and police would appeal for those searching to be mindful of their own personal safety given the current weather conditions.”Anyone who knows of Lesley’s whereabouts or who may have any information to assist Police are asked to contact the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 655 of 07/01/18.The family would like to thank the local community and the people searching for Lesley. Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Active-duty transgender service members set to testify before Congress about President Donald Trump’s potential ban

first_imgBumblee_Dee/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Transgender service members and top Pentagon officials head to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about the Trump administration’s transgender service policy.Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, Army Capt. Jennifer Peace, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King, and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Akira Wyatt will be the first-ever active-duty transgender service members to testify before Congress.Their appearance before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel comes one month after the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to begin enforcing a ban — with some exceptions — on transgender military service members while legal appeals continue.But the Pentagon has yet to enforce the ban because one nationwide injunction against it remains in place.The ban was first set in motion in July 2017 when President Donald Trump tweeted that he would no longer “accept or allow” transgender individuals to serve in the military, prompting the Pentagon to scramble to revise its policy and triggering legal challenges from critics who called the move discriminatory and unconstitutional.In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision last month, a Defense Department spokesperson said the Pentagon was consulting with the Department of Justice on its next steps with the litigation, but they “look forward to continuing to press our case in the courts.”In the statement, the spokesperson added, “Because it is critical that the department be permitted to formulate personnel policies that it determines are necessary to ensure the most lethal and combat effective fighting force in the world, the department welcomes the Supreme Court’s action.”However, the four service chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have testified in Congress that the presence of transgender service members has had no effect on unit cohesion, discipline or morale.Several of the service members testifying on Wednesday have deployed to war zones and served more than a decade in the military.Dremann, who joined the Navy in 2006, is a supply officer who deployed for a year in Afghanistan.King has served in the Army for 19 years, completing three tours of Afghanistan and becoming a vocal advocate for transgender service members.Following the service members, James Stewart, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, the director of the Defense Health Agency, will also testify.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Rusnak, Silva score in RSL’s 2-0 win over FC Dallas

first_img Written by July 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Rusnak, Silva score in RSL’s 2-0 win over FC Dallas Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Soccer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on an early penalty kick, Luis Silva added a stoppage-time goal and Real Salt Lake beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Saturday night.Sebastian Saucedo drew the foul against Kellyn Acosta to set up Rusnak’s goal in the 11th minute. Rusnak went low and to the left and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez guessed the right way, but was unable to get to it.Silva finished Jefferson Savarino’s cross to cap a breakaway in the first minute of second-half stoppage time.Savarino blocked Matt Hedges’ header away to help preserve Real Salt Lake’s lead in the 71st minute.Real Salt Lake (9-8-2) started 10 homegrown players and subbed on an 11th to set an MLS record for most homegrown appearances in a single game.FC Dallas dropped to 10-3-5 in losing their first game to a Western Conference opponent this season. Associated Presslast_img read more

France starts construction of five FTI frigates

first_img View post tag: French Navy French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday authorized shipbuilder DCNS to start the construction of five FTI (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire) medium-size frigates for the French Navy.The 4,000-tonne front-line frigates, equipped for anti-submarine warfare with widened self-defence and commando-projection capacities, are set to start deliveries in 2023.The first FTI frigate is expected to be commissioned in 2025.DCNS’ partner in the construction, Thales, will be equipping the frigates with on-board equipment including their Sea Fire radar and the Captas variable depth sonar.The new frigates, with an inverted bow design for greater stability at high speeds, are positioned between the 6,000-tonne FREMM multi-mission frigate and the 2,500- to 3,000-tonne Gowind corvettes. The FTIs are expected to replace the insufficiently armed La Fayette-class light frigates. Back to overview,Home naval-today France starts construction of five FTI frigates View post tag: FTI France starts construction of five FTI frigates April 21, 2017center_img Authorities View post tag: Thales View post tag: DCNS Share this articlelast_img read more

VCUarts Adjunct Instructor – Center for the Creative Economy

first_imgDemonstrated skills and experience in one or several of thefollowing areas of expertise:• Industry development frameworks and methods: Design Thinking,Agile, Lean Launchpad• Multi-channel digital content strategy: research, development,testing• Writing: technical, script, scenario, narrative• Prototyping and design software applications: Sketch/InVision,Figma, Adobe Creative Cloud• Data visualization applications/platforms: D3.js, Tableau,Microsoft Power BI• Programming languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Swift• Web/mobile UI standards: user acceptance testing, ADArequirements• Visual design and presentation skills with an emphasis onuser-product interaction CampusMonroe Park Campus Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents Organizational Overview • Terminal degree ( MFA ) in a related field, or BS/BA/ BFA withadditional training and/or professional experience that equatesand/or parallels the professional development expected in aterminal degree holder• Appropriate teaching experience and/or strong oral presentationand communication skills• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU . Normal work daysM-F Required Qualifications Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Job Open Date09/29/2020 Hours/Week9-29 Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Position NumberJ00001 Normal work hours Open Until FilledNo Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)Center for the Creative Economy ( CCE ) is establishing a pool ofapplicants for possible adjunct teaching positions. This pool ofapplicants could be drawn upon to provide temporary staffing whenneeded; to provide special teaching expertise when needed; and/orto meet special programmatic needs not otherwise provided forwithin the program. The applicant pool will remain active until thelisted closing date of the job posting.Given these criteria, this pool will only be assessed when anadjunct opportunity arises and when funding is approved. Possibleadjunct opportunities could include teaching a course(s) in any ofthe areas of study offered by the Center for the Creative Economy.If an adjunct opportunity arises, only those selected for aninterview will be contacted.Adjunct faculty are expected to be thoughtful and proactive membersof the Center for the Creative Economy community and have a desireto work with a diverse student population in a collaborative,inclusive and learning-centered collective.For more on the Center for Creative Economy visithttps://arts.vcu.edu/center-for-creative-economy/ Job CategoryAdjunct – Teachingcenter_img Remove from posting on or before06/01/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants Sensitive PositionNo Preferred Qualifications Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Description of the Job Additional Information Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate Working TitleVCUarts Adjunct Instructor – Center for the CreativeEconomy Posting Details Resource CriticalYes To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs atwww.vcujobs.com.Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will beaccepted.Application materials should include the following:• Cover Letter• Current CV or Resume• A list of three current references including names, addresses,phone numbers, and email addresses (references will not becontacted prior to applicant’s approval)CV/Resume and list of references should be submitted as one PDF inthe “Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section of eJobs. DepartmentDean’s Office Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100882 Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?Nolast_img read more