NCVO meeting to enhance understanding of charitable giving

first_imgFind out more about the Charitable Giving Meeting from Jayne Blackborow at NCVO. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is to host a meeting to help develop a better understanding of some of the processes underlying charitable giving. The meeting on 21 June 2001 will comprise two short presentations on the progress of existing research in the area. It will then be followed by a discussion on how this can contribute to our understanding of charitable giving and how it might inform fundraising tactics.The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is to host a meeting to help develop a better understanding of some of the processes underlying charitable giving. The meeting on 21 June 2001 will comprise two short presentations on the progress of existing research in the area. It will then be followed by a discussion on how this can contribute to our understanding of charitable giving and how it might inform fundraising tactics.NCVO also hope that the three-hour meeting might held to develop ideas on how this research could be used to influence policy decisions in order to help grow the fundraising market. Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 May 2001 | News NCVO meeting to enhance understanding of charitable giving 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

NFL union’s solidarity with Bessemer Amazon workers right to a union

first_imgFollowing the May 25, 2020, public murder of 46-year-old George Floyd by Minneapolis police, masses of people took to the streets for almost the entire summer from one coast to another in protest of not only what happened to him, but against racist police brutality and white-supremacist violence in general.Michael Foster organizing outside Bessemer warehouse.In late August following the heinous police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake — who was hit by seven bullets in his back, leaving him paralyzed — women and men players in the National Basketball Association suspended games during the playoffs in protest. This protest spread to other sports organizations, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League and college football players. The 2,000 member-strong National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), inspired by these actions, took a bold step on Jan. 24 when it tweeted its support for 5,800 Amazon workers’ right to organize a union in Bessemer, Ala., outside of Birmingham.The Amazon workers voted overwhelmingly to hold a union election beginning Feb. 8, with mail-in voting to have the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU) represent them in the first historic collective-bargaining agreement with one of the biggest, richest corporations in the country and the world. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, is the world’s richest centi-billionaire, with an estimated worth of $182 billion. The voting is scheduled to be completed by late March. The workers decided to hold the election by mail, rather than in person, to maximize the greatest worker turnout to counter the company’s fierce anti-union campaign and in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.It is noteworthy that the NFLPA became the first significant union to come out in support of the Bessemer Amazon workers. The reason is that the NFL is a multibillion dollar industry, and football happens to be the most popular professional sport in the U.S. The NFL has 70 % African American players, and the Bessemer workers are majority Black in a state with some of the lowest wages and union representation in the country. Black Lives Matter!Besides fighting for better wages, better benefits and better protection for the workers during the pandemic, this vote was built around the political theme of Black Lives Matter — as the Bessemer workers are facing a heightened level of racist threats and taunts organized by their bosses during this union drive. The vote reflects the ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King’s fight to link civil rights with workers’ rights. The @BAmazonUnion site posted videos on Twitter of NFLPA representatives expressing solidarity with their union drive. JC Tretter, a center for the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFLPA, stated: “Everyone deserves to have a voice, and we’re proud that you’re even considering taking the step to unionize. Remember this union stands behind you and is inspired by your actions.” (Jan. 25)Michael Thomas, a safety for the Houston Texans commented: “Our union supports y’all. I applaud y’all for trying to unionize, and I understand how important it is to try to make a decision, and it’s such during a difficult time during a pandemic. But understand we’re part of a union, and our job is to protect our workers.” The entire union movement, especially the national leadership of the AFL-CIO, should not only heed Thomas’ words, but more importantly should put into practice what he expressed — that every worker should be part of a union to show that an injury to one worker is an injury to all workers. To take on a behemoth like Amazon, as the Bessemer warehouse workers are attempting to do, will take the backing and political solidarity of all workers, whether employed or unemployed, full-time or part-time — to lay the basis for helping empower the global working class to fight against profit-driven corporations like Amazon. As Michael Foster, a poultry worker in Bessemer and RDWSU organizer told Amazon workers: “[T]hey are part of a movement that is worldwide. I want them to know that we are important, and we do matter.” (NY Times, Jan. 25) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Commentary: Come Ye Thankful People Come

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA and FDA to Share Oversight of Fake MeatNext articleINFB: Thanksgiving Meal Cost Down 7% in Indiana Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt“Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home! All is safely gathered in,Ere the winter storms begin; God, our Maker, doth provide.  For our wants to be supplied;Come to God’s own temple, come; Raise the song of harvest home!”This was penned in 1844 by British clergyman Henry Alford and is one of the few Thanksgiving holiday songs we have today. It seems that as soon as we get past Halloween, the Christmas songs begin.Originally published under the title Harvest Song, the hymn captures the inseparable connection between a bountiful harvest and the hard work and heartache that took place during the growing season and God’s hand in the process. “We ourselves are God’s own field, Fruit unto his praise to yield; Wheat and tares together sown Unto joy or sorrow grown; First the blade and then the ear, Then the full corn shall appear; Grant, O harvest Lord, that we Wholesome grain and pure may be.”Today in the U.S., with so few people having any connection to agriculture and such widespread ignorance about where food comes from and how it is produced, it is not surprising that the concept of being thankful for a harvest is lost on most people. The Thanksgiving holiday is about eating, overeating, getting together with family or friends, watching sports, and starting Christmas shopping. With all food items being available in our stores year round, the concept of a growing season is not a reality for most.It is estimated that 535 million pounds of turkey will be consumed on Thanksgiving with little thought given to where it came from. Some may worry if it was “happy” during its life, but no further. It is the success of American agriculture that makes the traditional Thanksgiving celebration possible, Fancy some cranberry sauce with your turkey? It is forecast that 841 million pounds of cranberries will be produced in the U.S. this year. Pumpkin pie is a traditional dessert; and, in 2014, the U.S. produced 1.31 billion pounds of pumpkin. That’s a staggering 600,000 metric tons.For farm families, Thanksgiving has a slightly different focus. This year, most in the Midwest will be giving thanks for a bountiful harvest. While prices are down, corn and soybean yields were very good. While some crops remain in the field, harvest is nearing the end and, for the most part, has gone well. Farmers understand the concept of a growing season and life cycles.So this week let us “Come, ye thankful people, come, Raise the song of harvest home!” and give thanks for the bountiful harvest in our bins and barns as well as on our dinner tables and for all who made it possible. By Gary Truitt – Nov 18, 2018 SHARE Home Commentary Commentary: Come Ye Thankful People Come Commentary: Come Ye Thankful People Come SHARElast_img read more

Student Filmmakers Association tackles big weekend

first_imgTwitter Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Matt Johnson Matt is a senior film major and journalism minor from The Woodlands, Texas. He covers Arts, Entertainment and Media for TCU360. Matt Johnson Matt Johnson Previous articleFrogs fall to Oklahoma on failed two point attemptNext articleWomen’s club soccer heads to Nationals Matt Johnson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt + posts ReddIt TCUnderground promotes community and diversity through artistic expression printThe TCU Student Filmmakers Association (SFA) is embarking on a long few days of filming, with two projects needing to be completed this weekend.SFA provides a more interactive environment that students may not get to actually experience in their classes.Ana Castillejos, SFA co-president and director of one of the weekend’s projects, said SFA is a positive and creative learning environment that is always looking for a challenge.“It’s proven to be a challenge to have two sets in one weekend since we’ve never done it before,” Castillejos said. “It’s also really exciting and it allows us to see everyone’s hard work and wonderful finished projects quicker.”Castillejos is directing “Two of a Kind,” which is about the unlikely friendship that forms between a lonely, young man and the brainy young boy he is babysitting.The other film, directed by theatre student Brooke Honcharik, is called “Shelved” and follows a young man and woman as they spend the night in an antique shop and try and figure out the status of their relationship by looking at their past.Katie Drees, the other SFA co-president, said SFA allows for its members to gather experience on a film set to and add it to their resumes.“A lot of people want to work professionally in the industry when they graduate,” Drees said. “SFA gives you the experience and the network to make that possible.”With the organization gaining more and more accolades each semester, SFA gets the chance to let the industry know that TCU is a place where film is taken seriously and can be explored without boundaries, Drees said.The completed films from last semester, and the trailers for the upcoming films, will premiere for TCU students on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium.SFA meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. in Moudy North room 141. Frog Corps continues to grow, promote school spirit New library renovation plans draw mixed reactions Twitter Matt Johnson Facebook TCUnderground holds auditions to prepare for its festival in April Matt Johnson SFA members gather for their weekly meeting to discuss the plans for this filming weekend. Facebook Linkedin Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ eventlast_img read more

Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusinessStateUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Facebook Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity Pinterest White House deputy national security adviser Anne Neuberger speaks during a press briefing, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington. Facebookcenter_img Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer to receive 2013 Tipp O’Neill Diaspora Award

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAltnagelvin Hospital stresses it is still accepting critically ill patients from LetterkennyNext articleLetterkenny Hospital Manager : Months before hospital is reopened News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Facebook By News Highland – July 30, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp The recipient of this year’s Tipp O’Neill Diaspora Award will be Governer Brian Schweitzer of Montana.The award is a joint initiative of Buncrana Town Council and Donegal County Council to pay tribute to one of Inishowen’s most famous descendants.The award is given to a selected person or people who are actively working on behalf of the Irish Diaspora.Cllr Nicholas Crossan is Chairman of the Tipp O’Neill Award Committee – He says Governer Schweitzer is a deserving recipient, who may be a future contender for one of the biggest jobs in the world………[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer to receive 2013 Tipp O’Neill Diaspora Award Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+last_img read more

10 more Covid-19 deaths reported in Northern Ireland

first_img WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – November 4, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Another ten people have died with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, and there are 679 new cases.Over 3,200 people were tested in the space of 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 21 per cent.There are 418 patients in hospital with the coronavirus, with 50 in intensive care.The Stormont executive will meet tomorrow to consider whether to end the four-week circuit-breaker on November 13th. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleBrexit deal is still possible – CoveneyNext articlePast Pupil to become principal of Errigal College in Letterkenny News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 10 more Covid-19 deaths reported in Northern Ireland Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Variability of quasilinear diffusion coefficients for plasmaspheric hiss

first_imgIn the Outer Radiation Belt, the acceleration and loss of high‐energy electrons is largely controlled by wave‐particle interactions. Quasilinear diffusion coefficients are an efficient way to capture the small‐scale physics of wave‐particle interactions due to magnetospheric wave modes such as plasmaspheric hiss. The strength of quasilinear diffusion coefficients as a function of energy and pitch‐angle depends on both wave parameters and plasma parameters such as ambient magnetic field strength, plasma number density and composition. For plasmaspheric hiss in the magnetosphere, observations indicate large variations in the wave intensity and wavenormal angle, but less is known about the simultaneous variability of the magnetic field and number density. We use in‐situ measurements from the Van Allen Probe mission to demonstrate the variability of selected factors that control the size and shape of pitch‐angle diffusion coefficients: wave intensity, magnetic field strength and electron number density. We then compare with the variability of diffusion coefficients calculated individually from co‐located and simultaneous groups of measurements. We show that the distribution of the plasmaspheric hiss diffusion coefficients is highly non‐Gaussian with large variance, and that the distributions themselves vary strongly across the three phase‐space bins studied. In most bins studied, the plasmaspheric hiss diffusion coefficients tend to increase with geomagnetic activity, but our results indicate that new approaches that include natural variability may yield improved parameterizations. We suggest methods like stochastic parameterization of wave‐particle interactions could use variability information to improve modelling of the Outer Radiation Belt.last_img read more

Southern Utah rallies past Pepperdine in overtime, 78-69

first_imgDecember 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Southern Utah rallies past Pepperdine in overtime, 78-69 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored seven of his 15 points in the final two minutes of overtime as Southern Utah rallied to beat Pepperdine for the third time in four meetings, 78-69 on Saturday afternoon.Southern Utah grabbed the lead early and led by six at the break, 36-30. The Waves trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half but came back to take the lead on a Kessler Edwards 3 with 6:01 left, 56-54.Colby Ross hit his third jumper in the final four minutes to put Pepperdine ahead in the final minute of regulation, 64-62, but Oluyitan scored at the basket with a second left to force overtime.Pepperdine led, 68-64 midway through the overtime period but could not hold it. The Thunderbirds scored the next eight points, including a 3-point play by Oluyitan, and closed the game on a 14-1 run.Brandon Better hit 5 of 14 from distance and finished with 17 points for Southern Utah (5-3), which closes out its nonconference slate Friday at USC and is assured of a better-than-.500 record for a second straight season for the first time in program history.Ross scored 24 points and dished seven assists for Pepperdine (6-5). Tags: SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Completes Installation of Main Mast Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Norfolk Naval Shipyard Completes Installation of Main Mast Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) View post tag: completes Share this article August 30, 2011 View post tag: (CVN 75) View post tag: Aboard View post tag: Harry S. View post tag: Norfolk Industry news View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Mast View post tag: Truman Norfolk Naval Shipyard Completes Installation of Main Mast Aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) View post tag: USS View post tag: installation View post tag: shipyard Norfolk Naval Shipyard completed the installation of the main mast aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Aug. 20, marking the latest milestone in the ship’s 13-month dry docking planned incremental availability. The 112,000-pound mast – standing 10 feet taller and 23,000 pounds heavier than the mast removed on June 18 – supports the modernization of the carrier’s combat systems suite and radars for its new weapons systems.The mast required more than two years and two shipyards to build. As part of Naval Sea Systems Command’s “One Shipyard” concept, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility assisted with fabrication of the mast. Despite the challenges associated with the mast’s height and weight, it was raised in a single lift. The mast was installed by a 450-ton Liebhern crane, similar to cranes used to build roller coasters.“The crane is so large it took 40 tractor trailers to ship its components to us,” said Jim Simpson, NNSY lifting and handling quality assurance specialist for contractor cranes.This marks NNSY’s first mast installation in more than four years, the last being the USS George Washington mast replacement in January 2007.In addition to the main mast replacement, the shipyard’s CVN 75 availability project team will be modernizing and improving the carrier’s propulsion plant control.NNSY, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is the oldest and largest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy, and specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.[mappress]Source: navsea, August 30, 2011; View post tag: Naval View post tag: mainlast_img read more