Orange launches Community Futures awards of up to £5,000

first_imgApplications for the awards are now open. Orange launches Community Futures awards of up to £5,000 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Communications company Orange UK is launching its Community Futures awards programme to recognise the work of individuals or groups working at grass roots level in local communities.Awards will take the form of grants of £2,500 to £5,000 and will be made to people who are using communication “in its widest sense” to enable people with sensory disabilities to participate more fully in society.The awards are part of Orange’s new global corporate social responsibility strategy, which formalises Orange’s social and environmental commitments. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 June 2003 | News  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Justice for O’Shaine Evans

first_imgOn July 18 in San Francisco, the families of O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr. and James Rivera held a “Celebration of Life” for their loved ones, whose lives were stolen by police terror, as well as to celebrate the birthday of Nelson Mandela, who was born on July 18, 1918. Evans was killed by San Francisco police on Oct. 7, just yards from the South Park neighborhood where the celebration was held. Harding was killed by the San Francisco police on July 16, 2011, and Rivera was killed by two Stockton, Calif., police officers and a San Joaquin County sheriff on July 22, 2010.Other families who lost their loved ones to police terror came in support as well, including the families of Pedie Perez, killed by the Richmond police on Sept. 14, 2014; Antonio Guzman Lopez, killed by San Jose State University police on Feb. 21, 2014; and Idriss Stelley, killed by San Francisco police on June 13, 2001. A number of supporters came to share food, love and memories. Several people performed for the crowd, including Antoinette Gaggero, singing “It’s Been a Long Time”; Teresa Smith, who sang “Amazing Grace”; and Carquinez, who did a social justice hip-hop song.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

France: Workers, youth battle new labor law

first_imgOn April 28, for the fourth time in two months, hundreds of thousands of French workers, students and youth poured out into the streets to demand that the government withdraw a new labor law that is to be taken up in Parliament next week. Thousands of worksites, schools and universities were closed in a one-day general strike so their workers could participate. The protests occurred in most major French cities — in particular, Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Rouen, Lyon, Toulouse and Rennes.More protests are scheduled for May Day and May 3, the day Parliament officially begins discussing the new law.Since the government has extended the state of emergency imposed after the attacks on Paris on Nov. 13 until this September, it has sweeping powers to harass and control protests.  Hundreds of thousands of people came out to demonstrate. Both before and after the main marches there were sharp confrontations between the cops and protesters. The minister of the interior demanded that the unions who were the major force behind the protests condemn the “violence.” Instead, some union leaders condemned the cops’ use of excessive force. (Le Monde, April 28)The new law would remove many protections and benefits that French workers have won over decades of struggle. It would make it much harder for students and youth entering the labor force to find steady, full-time work.  It would basically abolish the standard workweek of 35 hours and any protection against excessive overtime.As one worker put it on French TV, the new law will mean “working more to earn less.”Militant unions lead fightThere has been a split in the French labor movement. On one side is the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT),  which is closely allied to the governing, misnamed Socialist Party. On the other are the much more militant unions like the General Confederation of Workers (CGT) and Workers Force (FO).  The CFDT says that with a few, fairly minor modifications, the new labor law is acceptable.  The CGT and FO want it withdrawn since it is rotten to the core.The CGT just finished its triannual congress in Marseilles. There, it resolved to strengthen its jobsite organizing. It also said it will reach out to other forces that are struggling in a progressive direction but which are not necessarily oriented to a workplace, like students and artists. (L’Humanité, April 21).One example of collaboration between labor and other forces was the joint action of striking railroad workers and “intermittents” — actors with a temporary contract — that shut down a production of Phèdre at a major Paris playhouse called the Odeon. But the major connection that the CGT is trying to build is with the progressive forces and individuals working within Nuit Debout (generally translated as “Staying Up All Night”). This movement has occupied the Place de la République, much like Occupy Wall Street in the U.S. occupied Zuccotti Park or the Indignados movement in Spain occupied Puerto del Sol in Madrid. An alternative newspaper called Fakir proposed in February extending the demonstrations against the new labor law after the marching was finished by getting together in a public place and discussing more issues than the protest against the labor law.‘We can win!’The first time a Nuit Debout was established was after the huge demonstration on March 31 against the proposed labor law.  It was replicated in dozens of French cities, and even in Francophone areas of Canada and Belgium. It was well organized with a good sound system and written summary reports of the discussions that took place previous evenings, some YouTube channels to make videos available and an Internet radio station.There were a number of commissions set up — some dealing with logistics and organization, others with special topics like the LGBT+ struggle, feminism, the role of France in Africa, left parties in France, and the possibility of and how to call an ongoing, i.e., multiday, general strike.While many of the people participating in the Nuit Debout were young, there was a broad range of ages represented, with older people tending to come after work.The French media extensively covered the Nuit Debout. The government reacted by ordering a very heavy police presence, which was kept out of direct sight of the occupied Place. Cops made sweeps of the area every week or so, removing tents and tables.After the April 28 demonstration, the two top leaders of the CGT — Catherine Perret, the national secretary, and Philippe Martinez, the general secretary — came to the general assembly of Nuit Debout at the Place de la République.  Following a discussion that included how to call a general strike,  Martinez spoke and said: “We need a much stronger citizens’ movement.  It is important that we defend this notion of citizenship everywhere. We have common values and it is necessary that they be extended. The main principle of the CGT is to have unions in every enterprise.” ( a statement issued April 29, the CGT said: “500,000 demonstrators throughout France reaffirmed that they are convinced that the government must hear the street and withdraw its bill.“Already new, massive demonstrations are projected for May Day, the international day of workers’ struggle. New initiatives — demonstrations, speakouts, lobbying — will take place Tuesday, May 3, when the National Assembly opens debate on the bill.“General assemblies are being organized in numerous enterprises; we invite all workers to participate and decide how to continue the mobilization.  We can win.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Too Early to Talk U.S. Withdrawal From WTO

first_img Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it is “too early” to talk about the possibility of the United States leaving the World Trade Organization. A Bloomberg report says the discussion comes about as a result of the Trump Administration continuing to talk about ways to improve the organization. During an interview with CNBC, Ross said, “The WTO knows there are some reforms needed. I think there is a need to update and synchronize its activities, however, I think it’s a little premature to talk about simple leaving it.” The website AXIOS had reported Sunday that officials had drafted a bill that would permit the president to ignore WTO rules and let him adjust tariff rates at will for different countries. Trump said on Friday that he is not planning on exiting the WTO after reports had him telling senior aides that he wants to leave the organization. America has already thrown the WTO into turmoil by blocking the appointment of legal experts to the appeals body, which is the world’s top court for settling trade disputes.The administration has long railed against WTO, saying it interferes with sovereign trade matters and complaining that China has not opened up its economy as it promised to do when joining the WTO back in 2001.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 5, 2018 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Too Early to Talk U.S. Withdrawal From WTO Home Indiana Agriculture News Too Early to Talk U.S. Withdrawal From WTO Facebook Twitter Previous articleChanges Ahead for Purdue Ag Alumni AssociationNext articleMexico’s New President Wants NAFTA Deal Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders repeats call for new version of anti-terrorism law

first_img News Follow the news on Belarus News RSF_en Organisation November 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders repeats call for new version of anti-terrorism law May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Reporters Without Borders expressed satisfaction today at President Vladimir Putin’s veto of an amended anti-terrorist law severely restricting press freedom and called on parliamentary leaders to produce a new version “that cannot be used to make new attacks on press freedom.” “The amended law’s very general terms suggest that the censorship in recent years of the war in Chechnya will be stepped up,” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, in a letter to Sergei Mironov, president of the upper house of parliament, and Gennady Seleznev, president of the lower house (the Duma), who were asked by Putin to jointly revise the law after he vetoed it on 25 November.”As it stands, journalists are banned from reporting about ‘extremist activities,'” Ménard said. “This wording, along with other prohibitions, needs to be urgently defined.” The amended anti-terrorist law, approved on third reading by the Duma on 1 November, bans the media from putting out news that “hinders an anti-terrorist operation or endangers people’s life and health” or “serves as propaganda or justification for extremist activities, including statements by people seeking to stop an anti-terrorist operation or promote or justify opposition to it.” The law also bars journalists from reporting on the production of arms, ammunition and explosives.Several Russian media have been punished for their coverage of the recent hostage-taking episode in Moscow. On 25 October, information minister Mikhail Lessin ordered the closure of the regional TV station Moskovia for “violating the anti-terrorist and press laws.” He also threatened to shut down the Internet website of the radio station Moscow Echo for posting an interview with the kidnappers.On 2 November, the offices of the weekly Versia were also searched by FSB secret police on the eve of its running an article about the role of the special security forces in ending the hostage-taking.Foreign media have also been attacked for their coverage of the Chechnya war and Russian “anti-terrorist operations.” On 20 November, Russian security agents seized film shot by the Norwegian public TV station NRK about Chechen refugees. On 13 November, the authorities wrote to Fritz Pleitgen, head of the German public TV station ARD, calling German media coverage of the Moscow hostage-taking “shocking, totally unacceptable and disgraceful for a public institution” and hinted they might not cooperate with ARD in future. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Green light for Donegal school building projects

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – June 26, 2020 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Green light for Donegal school building projects Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Local contractors have been given the green light for building to start on major projects for two schools in Donegal – St Mary’s Stranorlar and Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny.St. Mary’s is to become a new 24 classroom school and Scoil Cholmcille is to get eight new classrooms, a hall, ball courts, removal of prefabs and works on the grounds.Two local contractors have successfully secured the projects – Boyle Construction for St Mary’s and Dorrian Construction for Scoil Cholmcille.Education Minister Joe McHugh says it’s a major news for both areas:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleOver 870 Donegal people on social welfare for over a decadeNext articleMet Eireann issues thunderstorm warning for northwest News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

Blizzard cripples Rockies and Plains, powerful storm not over yet

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A massive storm crippled the Rockies and northern Plains with a powerful blizzard, dropping over 1 foot of snow, closing interstates and stranding drivers. As the storm intensified Wednesday, a couple of preliminary record low pressures were recorded in Colorado and Kansas, becoming one of the strongest storms to hit the High Plains in decades. Nearly 80 million Americans are still under the impact of this powerful storm Thursday as it brings dangerous blizzard conditions to the Rockies and Midwest, strong storms to Mississippi and Tennessee, and damaging winds to Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Here is the latest forecast: Winds over 50 mph are possible Thursday across much of the central U.S., from the Dakotas to Indianapolis to Chicago to St. Louis. Downed trees, power outages and property damage are possible. There’s also a new severe component to this storm in the South. Thunderstorms and damaging wind gusts are possible in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. There’s an enhanced risk for severe weather Thursday from Mississippi to Michigan, including Nashville, Tennessee; Louisville and Indianapolis. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes are possible. No significant severe weather is expected for most of the East Coast. There could be some strong wind gusts across parts of the Great Lakes into Thursday night; however, calmer and quieter weather should overtake much of the Northeast by Friday with only a couple of showers.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

House explosion leaves one dead, 15 injured in Southern California

first_imgkatifcam/iStock(MURRIETA, Calif.) — One person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured when a house exploded in Southern California on Monday afternoon.Crews from the Southern California Gas Company were sent to fix a natural gas line reportedly damaged by a contractor working on a home in Murrieta, California. Murrieta Fire and Rescue was also dispatched to the property. Less than an hour after the crews arrived on scene, the house exploded. One employee of the Southern California Gas Company was killed in the blast, company spokesman Randon Lane told reporters at a press conference Monday.Another 15 people, including three firefighters, were injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment, Murrieta Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief David Lantzer said.“Our deepest sympathies are with all those impacted by the Murrieta incident,” the Southern California Gas Company said via Twitter on Monday night. “Sadly, we lost one of our technicians today. He will be greatly missed.”Crews stopped the flow of gas to the property as firefighters battled the blaze.It’s unclear how many residents will be displaced in the wake of the explosion.There’s no record of the contractor calling 811 as required by California law to have utility lines marked at least two working days prior to digging, authorities said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

California officer placed on leave after threatening teen skaters at gunpoint

first_imglzf/iStock(SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.) — A California police officer was placed on administrative leave this week after video appeared to show him threatening a group of teen skaters at gunpoint, authorities said Thursday.Cellphone footage showed the off-duty Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy pointing a handgun while visiting a skate park in San Clemente after a teen raised his skateboard at him. Witnesses said the confrontation began on Saturday night when the plain-clothes officer approached the teens and ordered them stop playing loud music.Things escalated when the officer appeared to grab the teen’s hand. The teen is seen pulling his hand away and begins to back away while raising his skateboard.That’s when the man pulled a small handgun out of his pocket, prompting the teen to drop his skateboard and retreat with his hands in the air.One of the teen’s parents told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV that the man did not immediately identify himself as a law enforcement officer. The man did appear to pull out a badge later on, although it was partially obscured by his fingers.“My friend didn’t know he was a cop. He was coming up to a friend very fast and aggressive, so my other friend jumped in and put his hand out for him to stop … the guy grabbed his hand aggressively,” a witness told CBSLA in an on-camera interview Wednesday. “My other friend held up his skateboard for him to stop, then the guy pulled a gun and said ‘I’ll shoot you in the f—ing face if you don’t stop.’”The Orange County Sheriff’s Department did not release the officer’s identity, but it confirmed he was placed administrative leave pending an internal investigation.“Orange County Sheriff’s Department employees are expected to conduct themselves with professionalism on and off-duty,” the department said in a statement. “We take this incident seriously and will fully investigate. The investigation will be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office at its conclusion.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Comment on Why are recruiters still ballsing up candidate basics? by Melinda Goodrich

first_img Comments are closed. Fantastic video Greg! There is a time & place for technology, but the direct sourcing of top talent and taking our best candidates to the market is the best way to make a huge impact and gain loyalty from clients. Our CEO and training committee has always emphasized the importance of getting back to the basics and picking up the phone to connect with candidates and potential clients. I completely agree with what you said about databases. There’s lots of information that hasn’t been updated. We use what we call Touch Plans to consistently “touch” top blue chip players as well as current and potential new clients. I love this video and plan to watch it again and take notes. I’ve been in recruiting for over 12 years and learn something new every single day. My goal with each call is to walk away with something new, whether it be a new great candidate, a new job order or client, or industry related information. As Recruiters we are match makers and many times like psychologists. Thank you for your posts and I truly enjoy learning from you. Read full article Previous Article Next Article Comment on Why are recruiters still ballsing up candidate basics? by Melinda GoodrichShared from missc on 7 Oct 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more