Charity says “thanks, that’s enough for now”

first_img Howard Lake | 5 July 2002 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In a remarkably frank move, housing charity Botton Village has asked its donors to stop giving money as it now has enough.This commendable step, highly unusual in the charity sector, comes after a series of particularly successful appeals. The charity acknowledges that donors’ money could be better spent supporting other charities, in particular 10 related charities known together as the Camphill Village Family.Read Botton Village tells donors: ‘Don’t give us any more, we’ve enough’ at Professional Fundraising. Advertisement Charity says “thanks, that’s enough for now”center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Sir Michael Hintze to donate £500,000 to the Navy’s charity

first_imgSir Michael Hintze to donate £500,000 to the Navy’s charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  86 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Sir Michael Hintze is a philanthropist and businessman. He is the founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer of CQS, a global multi-strategy asset management firm. He has significant and wide-ranging philanthropic interests and to consolidate these, the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation was established. Since inception in 2005, over 150 charities have received funding from the Foundation.[/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. “We very much look forward to the insight, expertise and ambition that Sir Michael offers, which will truly set the pace for our future fundraising endeavours. Today marks a step change in the RNRMC’s philanthropic approach and I very much hope that this will encourage others to join us in supporting the Charity.”[message_box title=”About Sir Michael Hintze, AM” color=”blue”] Tagged with: Major gift Howard Lake | 18 December 2013 | News Philanthropist and businessman Sir Michael Hintze is to give £500,000 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). Part of the first instalment will be used by the charity to support the families of the crew of HMS Illustrious, which has been assisting the Typhoon Haiyan disaster efforts in the Philippines.The £500,000 will be donated over 20 years by the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation.Sir Michael said:“The Foundation is delighted to offer its long-term commitment to the RNRMC. The work it has done for the naval charity sector is outstanding and, indeed, their support for serving personnel and their families and veterans is first-class. It is a privilege to support those who give so much to our nation and I see this as the beginning of a more substantial commitment to the RNRMC.”As well as honouring the work of the nation’s sailors and commandos, the donation has been made to recognise the RNRMC’s success in amalgamating over 70 funds and charities. By achieving operating efficiencies, the charity has improved its overall grant-making and fundraising capacity.To thank him for the Foundation’s gift, the RNRMC invited Sir Michael to become its first Vice Patron and he has accepted.Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson, Chairman of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity said: Advertisementlast_img read more

Commentary: Drinking More Milk Won’t Save Dairy Farmers

first_imgHome Commentary Commentary: Drinking More Milk Won’t Save Dairy Farmers By Gary TruittThe mainstream media has discovered the crisis in the dairy industry. While it has been taking place for a long time, the fact that large numbers of dairy farmers are going out of business has just captured their attention. Several local TV and newspaper stories surfaced last week lamenting the fact that in approximately 10% of Indiana dairy farmers went out of business in 2018. The stories behind these failures are heartbreaking, which is one of the reasons the media has picked up on the story.“Just walking around here, it’s like the rapture happened and we didn’t go,” Johnson County farmer Joe Kelsay told an Indianapolis television station. Last fall he had to sell all his 500 dairy cows, ending 6 generations in the dairy business. Kevin Benter, of Jackson County, is another former dairy producer who was forced out of business. “I get asked every day if I miss dairy farming,” Benter told a Columbus newspaper. “It’s unbelievable how much I miss it.” All farm failures are unfortunate and emotional, but dairy farmers even more so since dairy producers have a real emotional connection with their cows. Selling a dairy herd is a lot like breaking up a family.The reasons for the downturn in dairy are many, complex, and varied. Industry experts blame a drop in milk consumption caused by increased competition from other beverages, especially those calling themselves milk.  Dairy farmers blame large, mega-dairy operations that milk thousands of cows each day.  While there is truth in both these statements, there are  many other reasons, some caused by dairy producers themselves.No other sector of agriculture has made more advancements in efficiency than the dairy industry. Every year for the past several decades, milk production per cow has increased. Thus, even with a continued decline in milk cow numbers and a decline in dairy farmers, total U.S. milk output continues to grow. This keeps the wholesale price of milk low and gives large dairy operations a competitive advantage over small producers. The lack of an effective government safety net program for dairy is the result of a divided dairy industry that cannot speak with one voice on policy issues.Consumers are also to blame, not just for drinking more almond milk, flavored water, or Diet Coke, but for refusing to put a higher value on milk. Whenever the retail price of milk creeps up, consumers are the first to scream. They expect the dairy case to always be full and to always be cheap. At my local Target store, the everyday price for a gallon of milk is 99 cents. Considering what it takes to produce a gallon of milk and deliver it fresh to a retail dairy case, that is a ridiculously low price. Target may be taking a loss in order to get people into their stores to buy their other overpriced food items, but it still reinforces in the mind of the consumer that milk is a low-cost commodity.Almost every state is seeing dairy farms disappear, and this trend is not likely to change. The price outlook for milk in 2019 is not good. Milk production continues to rise while demand continues to fall. Some say just getting people to drink more milk will solve the problem. Some well-meaning groups have even launched what they called the 10 Gallon Challenge. This was for each of us to buy 10 gallons of milk to donate to food banks. In addition, the USDA has reversed an Obama era rule that banned some milk from school lunches. While measures like this will help some, it is a drop in the milk bucket.U.S. Milk production in the 23 major states during November of 2018 totaled 16.4 billion pounds, up 0.8% from November 2017. To drink our way out of the dairy crisis would mean a lot more milk would have to be consumed to have an impact. While some dairy operations will find a specialty market they can produce for, the sad reality is more and more dairy producers will shut down in the coming year.What is happening in the dairy sector is happening in most other sectors of agriculture. The farm economy is moving into two different sectors: the commodity sector and the high value specialty sector. While the transition will be painful, in the end, both will present opportunities for different scale operations to be successful. By Gary Truitt – Jan 13, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleGrain Market Stagnant as Government Shutdown ContinuesNext articleFarm Bureau Celebrates 100 Years and Productive 2018 Gary Truitt Commentary: Drinking More Milk Won’t Save Dairy Farmerslast_img read more

Man indicted on manslaughter charge

first_img WhatsApp Man indicted on manslaughter charge Previous articleTechnologist and teacher leaves ECISDNext articleVFW D-Day flag raising Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Arvae Maverick Walters A 29-year-old man was recently indicted by an Ector County grand jury in connection to the stabbing death of his 33-year-old boyfriend.Arvae Walters was charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, when the grand jury met on May 28.Walters was arrested and charged March 19 with murder, a first-degree felony, after he reportedly stabbed Albert Chiesa, 33, in the left thigh with a folding knife. Odessa Police Department officers responded to a call about a stab victim at 3:32 a.m. in the 1600 block of Century Avenue.Walters reportedly told OPD detectives that he and Chiesa smoked methamphetamine prior to the incident, an OPD affidavit stated.At the scene, officers saw Walters’ hands saturated in a red, blood-like substance, the affidavit detailed. He was transported to OPD where he made a statement against his own penal interest and admitted to stabbing Chiesa with a folding knife.Walters reportedly waived his Miranda Rights and stated that Chiesa assaulted him by striking him in the head and back. Walters reportedly didn’t have any injuries consistent with his statement. Walters stated “it wasn’t really that bad” when talking about his injuries, the affidavit detailed.Walters was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He had a bond reduction hearing on Monday and has one bond totaling $150,000. Court records showed Walters waived his arraignment hearing on Wednesday. Walters was still in jail as of Thursday morning, jail records show.Walters’ attorney is Michael McLeaish. Pinterestlast_img read more

Co Derry man admitted killing man with single punch

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 9, 2018 Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Twitter A man from County Derry’s admitted killing a member of the travelling community with a single punch.28 year old James McDonagh, from Castledawson, died from head injuries sustained outside the Elk Bar near Toome – 2 years ago.Finbar McCoy Jr – who’s 26 and from Bellaghy’s Tamlaghduff Road will be sentenced next month. Previous articleEmergency services at scene of crash on Buncrana to Fahan roadNext articleBillboard unveiled in Derry to mark one year since McGuinness resignation News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Co Derry man admitted killing man with single punch Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Tales of Travel

first_img Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Police seek apartment shooters The Troy Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying the person or people responsible for shooting into… read more Print Article Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017center_img Tales of Travel Email the author Sponsored Content Next Up By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellThe Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge hosted the February Brown Bag lunch Tuesday with Chris Rich, Troy University theater professor, as the guest speaker. Rich and his wife, Sarah Dismukes, who is also a Troy University professor, were on sabbatical leave during the fall semester. They took the opportunity to visit Ireland and Serbia. The focus for Dismukes, an artist with an interest in bookmaking, was visiting with a bookmaker in Serbia and Rich’s focus of interest was the international theater festivals in Ireland and Serbia. Rich shared the highlights of their sabbatical leaves with those in attendance at the Brown Bag Lunch through a PowerPoint presentation that included places and things as specific as the Book of Kells, the Library of Trinity College and the Guinness brewery and, as generally amazing, as the churches, the cities, the villages, the botanical gardens and the vast countryside. And history was everywhere they went. last_img read more

Pike County 4-H announces County Competition winners

first_imgLatest Stories Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Pike County 4-H held its County Competition at Pike Liberal Arts with 38 4-H’ers from Pike Liberal Arts, Covenant Christian, the Home School Club and the Community Club competing. Jennifer Brown, assistant agent, Pike County Extension Service, said each category of competition had its unique challenges and the 4H-ers did an outstanding job meeting the challenges.“The eXtreme Birdhouse category lets 4-H’ers show off their creativity, share their design abilities, use their skill as architects, artists or craftsmen, and carry through on a challenging project,” Brown said. “The challenge is to construct a creative birdhouse without using a kit or existing birdhouse, to have an original design, and to be completed by youth competing.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Brown said “World I See” and “World I Imagine” show off the students’ creativity and introduces them to the basics of photography in either the World I See or the World I Imagine. “The students are instructed to find what is interesting or unusual in the community, school, or home,” Brown said. “The challenge is to recognize good photographic composition and techniques, to explore their own preferences and choices and learn and practice skills that will be useful when taking photographs.” World I Imagine- Junior ages 9-11, Silas Sanders, first place, homeschool.World I Imagine- Intermediate 12-13 years old, Mallory Sanders, first place, homeschool.World I See-Junior Division ages 9-11, Olivia Gregory, first place, Pike Liberal Arts School. Shelbie Smelcher, second place, PLAS; Brea Swindall, third place, Covenant Christian School.World I See- Intermediate Division 12-13 years old, William Speros, first place, homeschool.World I See- Senior I 14-15 years old, Jeremy Speros first place, homeschool. World I See- Senior II 16-18 years, Matthew Speros, first place, homeschool.The $15 Challenge encourages 4-H’ers to shop to in new places, save money and put together a great outfit, Brown said. “In this challenge, 4-H’ers need to choose clothing that makes them look good by using good shopping skills and communicate clearly. They are judged on appearance, cost of clothing, choosing items with a purpose and consumer skills acquired.Winners in the $15 Challenge, Junior Division ages 9-11, are Rachel Worley, first, homeschool and Drew Worley, second place, homeschool. Intermediate, 12-13 years old, Heather Gladwell, homeschool.“Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions. It is a way to pass on history and to help us understand our world,” Brown said. “Just as importantly, storytelling fulfills our need to entertain and to be entertained. ‘Have I Got a Story’ lets 4H’ers demonstrate their abilities to speak before an audience, share their thoughts and feelings, entertain others, build their confidence, and provide a community service that is enjoyable and meaningful.Have I got a Story! Winners, Junior Division, ages 9-11. Abigail Wilson- first place, Pike Liberal Arts School; Julianna Knight and Elizabeth Weed, second place, Pike Liberal Arts School; Drew and Rachel Worley, third place, homeschool.Have I got a Story! -Senior I Division, ages 14-15 years. Jeremy Speros, first place, homeschool; Raeghan Worley, second place, homeschool. Next UpThe winners in the eXtreme Birdhouse category, junior division are Lillian Crawford, first place; Mary Clark and Maggie James Brown, second place and Abigail Wilson, third place.Extreme Birdhouse, senior division category first-place winner is Raeghan Worley.“The challenge of Blocks Rock is to build a structure made from Legos or other building blocks-no kits allowed,” Brown said. “Each entry must be an original design built by the youth competing. The entries are judged on creativity, structure, and design.” Blocks Rock: Junior Division, Olivia Gregory, first place; Drew Worley, second place; and Julianna Knight, third place.Intermediate Division, Sean Alexander, first place, and Heather Gladwell, second place.Blocks Rock, Senior I Division: First place Jeremy Speros.Blocks Rock, Senior II Division: Matthew Speros. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County 4-H announces County Competition winners You Might Like Troy Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Association honors Pike County’s senior adults Older Americans Month will perhaps not be celebrated in the same fashion as in year’s past. COVID-19 has dictated that… read more Published 9:23 pm Thursday, May 13, 2021 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Alleged gunman in El Paso mass shooting pleads not guilty to capital murder

first_imgiStock(EL PASO, Texas) — Patrick Crusius, the alleged gunman in the El Paso Walmart mass shooting that left 22 people dead and dozens more injured, pleaded not guilty on Thursday.Crusius, 21, who wore a suit and glasses, only spoke to enter his plea and responded “Yes, Sir” to questions from Judge Sam Medrano Jr. on the pronunciation of his last name and if it was spelled correctly on paper.His arraignment in Judicial District Court in El Paso was his first court appearance since the Aug. 3 massacre.He is accused of being the sole gunman to carry out the attack and was indicted for capital murder by a grand jury in Texas back in September.El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza said he will seek the death penalty.Crusius allegedly cased the Walmart — located near the U.S.-Mexico border — prior to the mass shooting, which is among the deadliest in modern U.S. history.He allegedly told investigators following his arrest that he set out to kill as many Mexicans as he could after driving from his home in Allen, about 650 miles east of El Paso.Calls to Crusius’ lawyer were not immediately returned.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

DTI must do better on drafting legislation

first_img Previous Article Next Article DTI must do better on drafting legislationOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today The burning issue this week is clear. Nearly 3,500 personnel practitioners are fed up with hastily drafted employment legislation which is drawn up at short notice and has inadequate official to go with it.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has surveyed 5,000 of its members and the results back Personnel Today’s campaign for better government regulation all the way.In February we set out the objectives of our joint campaign with the Employers’ Forum on Statute and Practice and called for:• More time for employers to respond to consultation• Long enough lead time to put regulations into effect• Clear guidance to be issued with the regulationsThe CIPD findings back these aims to the hilt. Their research shows that:• 68 per cent felt that the Government had not given employers adequate time to respond• 73 per cent felt that there had been inadequate time to implement new legislation • 43 per cent felt that the quality of Government guidance notes is poor.The CIPD’s Mike Emmott is quite right to say that a lot of members are having to spend significant amounts of time struggling to understand and interpret new legislation rather than focusing on their main role of supporting the business.The DTI disputes that a meeting with the Secretary of State Stephen Byers was ever promised with employers’ body the EFSP. The EFSP says it was. Certainly a meeting took place to air concerns but only with DTI officials which were relayed to Byers.This is not good enough. No less than 3,500 HR practitioners are complaining about poor consultation and lack of time to implement new legislation – surely they are a force to be reckoned with. Why isn’t the DTI taking employer concerns seriously?A wider and more ongoing consultation is needed with ministers. It is time the Government recognised that a cosy chat with the TUC and the CBI is no longer enough. And the CIPD should be knocking on Byers’ door as soon as possible. Otherwise implementing the European directive on fixed-term work – which has a deadline of June 2001 – will fall at the first hurdle. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Singapore, Brunei Navies Conclude Bilateral Exercise

first_imgThe Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) conducted their bilateral flagship naval exercise, codenamed Exercise Pelican, from 4 to 10 June 2014. View post tag: Conclude Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval June 12, 2014 View post tag: Bilateral View post tag: Brunei View post tag: Singaporecenter_img Singapore, Brunei Navies Conclude Bilateral Exercise Back to overview,Home naval-today Singapore, Brunei Navies Conclude Bilateral Exercise Training & Education View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Navies View post tag: News by topic The RSN deployed a Formidable-class stealth frigate (RSS Intrepid) with an embarked naval helicopter for the exercise, while the RBN participated with two Darussalam-class patrol vessels (KDB Darussalam and KDB Darulaman).Commencing off the waters of Brunei, the two navies conducted various naval warfare serials such as manoeuvring exercises, gunnery firings and helicopter operations.During the closing ceremony, Commanding Officer of RSS Intrepid, Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Beng said that Exercise Pelican had strengthened the overall defence relationship between the RSN and RBN. “The complexity of Exercise Pelican has grown over the years. This has continued in this year’s exercise as our navies work towards deepening interoperability with each other.” he said.Established in 1979, Exercise Pelican enhances the professionalism and interoperability between the RSN and RBN, and underscores the strong and longstanding defence ties between Singapore and Brunei. Besides Exercise Pelican, the RSN and RBN also interact regularly through a range of activities, including professional exchange programmes. These interactions have reinforced the strong bonds between the personnel of the two navies.[mappress]Press Release, June 12, 2014; Image: MINDEFlast_img read more