St Giles’ Trust wins prestigious award

first_imgSt Giles’ Trust wins prestigious award The St Giles Trust, a Southwark-based charity working to support ex-prisoners, has today been named winners of the 2007 Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award – making it the first organisation to win the award for a second time. The charity’s Straight to Work (S2W) programme received the award from broadcaster Jon Snow at a special ceremony at BFI Southbank organised by London Councils. Communities Minister Iain Wright MP was a special guest at the ceremony. St Giles Trust saw off the challenge of five other shortlisted projects to collect the £10,000 top prize. It becomes the ninth winner of the awards which are organised by London Councils to highlight good practice and innovative ways of tackling and reducing homelessness across the capital. The awards are sponsored by Communities and Local Government (CLG), the London Housing Foundation and Shelter. Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News Tagged with: Awards 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

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Black History Month matters

first_imgFebruary is designated as Black History Month. It is a reminder that Black lives do matter, have always mattered and will continue to matter.  It places focus on all persons of African descent throughout the African Diaspora, celebrating their survival, against all odds, of brutalities and inhumane acts experienced by them, and also those who have been targets of racial hatred and violence for centuries, and have endured the permanence of racism. The truth is that without Black history there would be no world history.  Black history is not only a history of resistance and struggle.  It is also a history that reveals that European culture and capitalism were shaped by it from their very inception.  Consider the African culture’s influence in math, science, art and astronomy.Black history exposes a truth about humanity’s journey to the present.  There is an inescapable link between the history and struggles of African peoples, enslaved and free, and the evolution of both U.S. and world histories and civilizations.  Black people are in and of Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean.  Blacks have experienced the horrors of chattel slavery and now wage slavery, producing profits with their bodies, brains and their wombs, which shaped nations and economies worldwide. The destruction of capitalism is crucial to the destruction of racism.History books in a white supremacist culture erase and distort Black history.  African-American historian, educator and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), the initiator of Black History Week in the early part of the 20th century, used the week as a political and psychological weapon to counter the blatant racism that Black people encountered in their daily lives. The week has been expanded to a month. Woodson is referred to as “the father of Black History Month.” Today’s nationwide Black History Month has the same purpose as Woodson’s because blatant racism still prevails. In 1933, Woodson wrote the best-seller book, “The Mis-education of the Negro,” in which he addresses Western philosophical and ethical indoctrinations within their educational systems, from kindergarten to the university, particularly as they relate to misconceptions, brainwashing and justification of oppression of the “Negro” race.African-American historian and scholar Dr. Henrik Clarke (1915-1998) is quoted as saying:  “History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day.  A compass they use to find themselves on the human map of geography.  It tells a people where they have been and what they’ve been.  But more importantly, what they must be, where they still must go and what they still must become.  It is essential: a road map for living.  If they don’t know their history, they can’t chart their future.” (hunter.cuny.nyu)    Knowledge and understanding of Black history rejuvenates those who are weary of the struggle to be free, and rejuvenates organizing and institution building.  It celebrates and honors the ancestors’ unrelenting quest for liberation and self-determination. Despite it all, African descendants say: “Still we rise!  We shall overcome! We’re still here!  Lest we forget!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres assassinated in Honduras

first_imgWorkers World received this release on March 3 from the School of the Americas Watch (soaw.org) At approximately 11:45 p.m. last night (March 2), the general coordinator of COPINH [Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras], Berta Cáceres, was assassinated in her hometown of La Esperanza, Intibuca. At least two individuals broke down the door of the house where Berta was staying for the evening in the Residencial La Líbano, shot and killed her. COPINH is urgently responding to this tragic situation.Berta Cáceres is one of the leading Indigenous activists in Honduras. She spent her life fighting in defense of Indigenous rights, particularly to land and natural resources.Cáceres, a Lenca woman, grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. Her mother, a midwife and social activist, took in and cared for refugees from El Salvador, teaching her young children the value of standing up for disenfranchised people.Cáceres grew up to become a student activist and, in 1993, she co-founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, to fight for their territorial rights and to improve their livelihoods.Berta Cáceres and COPINH have been accompanying various land struggles throughout western Honduras. In the last few weeks, violence and repression towards Berta Cáceres, COPINH and the communities they support, had escalated. In Río Blanco on Feb. 20, Berta Cáceres, COPINH, and the community of Río Blanco faced threats and repression as they carried out a peaceful action to protect the River Gualcarque against the construction of a hydroelectric dam by the internationally financed Honduran company DESA.As a result of COPINH’s work supporting the Río Blanco struggle, Berta Cáceres had received countless threats against her life and was granted precautionary measures by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. On Feb. 25, another Lenca community supported by COPINH in Guise, Intibuca, was violently evicted and destroyed.Since the 2009 military coup, which was carried out by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas, Honduras has witnessed an explosive growth in environmentally destructive megaprojects that would displace Indigenous communities. Almost 30 percent of the country’s land was earmarked for mining concessions, creating a demand for cheap energy to power future mining operations. To meet this need, the government approved hundreds of dam projects around the country, privatizing rivers and land and uprooting communities.Repression of social movements and targeted assassinations are rampant. Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate. Honduran human rights organizations report there have been over 10,000 human rights violations by state security forces and impunity is the norm — most murders go unpunished. The Associated Press has repeatedly exposed ties between the Honduran police and death squads, while U.S. military training and aid for the Honduran security forces continues.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón freed after six years in jail

first_imgArévalo Padrón had been held since July 2002 at Ariza prison in the central province of Cienfuegos after four and a half years of being switched around various jails and several labour camps where he was forced to cut sugarcane. His wife Libertad said he had back and heart problems and also the bacterial disease leptospirosis.In October 2000, he qualified for early release, having served half his sentence, but was kept in prison because he had allegedly “failed to comply with a re-education programme.”The Cuban national constitution bans all private ownership of the media. Because they cannot publish in their own country, 100 or so independent journalists rely on Cuban exile groups in the United States to put out what they write, mostly on Internet websites, where they are picked up and reprinted in foreign publications. CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en Arévalo Padrón was sentenced on appeal on 28 November 1997 for “insulting” Castro and Lage by calling them “liars” on Radio Marti, the US government-funded station broadcasting from Florida. He had accused them of failing to keep promises about democratisation made as participants at the 1996 Ibero-American Summit.Pedro Castellanos, leader of the non-authorised Democracy Movement party, said Arévalo Padrón phoned him on 13 November to say he had been released that morning and given his official certificate of release without explanation. He said the journalist told him he would resume his writing as a member of the José Maceo independent news agency. October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release of independent Cuban journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón (photo) after six years in prison for “insulting” President Fidel Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage.It noted however that 29 other independent journalists were still held in Cuban jails, 26 of them arrested in March along with 50 other dissidents in an unprecedented crackdown and each sentenced to between 14 and 27 years in prison. “The release on 13 November of Arévalo Padrón, head of the former Línea Sur Press, has put an end to his family’s suffering,” the press freedom organisation said. “But he had to serve his full sentence, without any reduction. The authorities made him pay a heavy price for criticising them.” CubaAmericas Bernardo Arévalo Padrón was released from prison on 13 November after serving six years for “insulting” President Fidel Castro. However, 29 other journalists remain in jail and Cuba is still the world’s biggest prison for journalists. Organisation Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Follow the news on Cuba News News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News May 6, 2020 Find out more November 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón freed after six years in jail October 12, 2018 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more

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Pret go contactless

first_imgPret A Manger has become the latest company to adopt contactless payment systems. The high-street sandwich chain is to launch the integrated system following a successful seven store trial in London. The system allows customers to pay for items totalling £10 or less by swiping their card across a contactless reader, and has been designed to save customers time and cut queues. It will be rolled out across Pret’s remaining 171 stores and the process is set to be complete by April 2009.Other companies who have recently made the move to contactless payments include Coffee Republic and EAT.Simon Hargraves, director of food and communications at Pret A Manger, said the system would give its customers “a quicker method of payment and an improved customer experience”.The contactless technology, developed by Commidea, is now issued as standard on all Barclaycard Platinum cards and is being rolled out across more of Barclaycard’s card products.last_img read more

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Pandemic peaks dictating gas prices increases, decreases

first_img By Network Indiana – July 21, 2020 0 248 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) Summer gas prices are the lowest they have been in 16 years. The coronavirus pandemic is the reason for that.“Everything right now is related to coronavirus. If the situation worsens, we’ve seen some politicians even going back a phase. If things get better, prices go up. If things get worse, prices go down. That’s kind of what we’ve been seeing in the last week. Prices are barely going down,” says Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.There have been more positive coronavirus tests across the country, including in Indiana. Americans are staying closer to home when they travel, which is having an impact on the supply and demand of gasoline.“The whole market has changed this year with the evolution of coronavirus. It’s gotten worse and then better. Prices have stuck to that because so much of our lives is wrapped up in consuming petroleum. If things are good, we are out there taking road trips, flying on planes, and riding on trains,” said DeHaan.DeHaan says some people are driving more, but there are millions of people out of work.“According to Pay with GasBuddy Demand data, last week saw about a 5% drop in U.S. gasoline demand compared to the week prior. We are trending the wrong way,” says DeHaan.Even though the nature of coronavirus has been unpredictable, DeHaan offered a prediction on what he thinks will happen in the coming weeks.“For the rest of the summer, my best guess is that we are going to be kind of stuck in the low $2 per gallon range. Especially as of late, there is not a whole light of light at the end of the tunnel. I really don’t see it getting a whole lot worse than that,” says DeHaan. WhatsApp Pandemic peaks dictating gas prices increases, decreases Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Google+ Facebook Facebook Previous articleAldi to require face masks beginning next weekNext articleIndiana Dunes begins coronavirus safety campaign Network Indianalast_img read more

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Sainsbury’s Q1 LFLs down

first_imgSainsbury’s has seen like-for-like (LFL) sales down 2.1% for its first quarter, fighting what it calls “a highly competitive pricing backdrop.”The supermarket said that total retail sales had fallen flat down 0.6% excluding fuel, for the 12 weeks to 6 June 2015.The retailer currently maintains its share of the market at 16.5%, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.Mike Coupe, chief executive, said: “Trading conditions are still being impacted by strong levels of food deflation and a highly competitive pricing backdrop. These pressures, including the effect of our own targeted price investment, have led to a fall in like-for-like sales for the quarter.“We outlined in our strategic review in November some of the key actions we would be taking to remain competitive in this environment and are encouraged by some of the early trends that we are seeing in our key trading and operational metrics.”The strategic review includes an investment in the ‘quality’ of 3,000 own-brand products at the supermarket.Coupe also said it had opened 20 grocery Click & Collect sites, and remained on track to have over 100 sites by the end of this year.He said: “We continue to make it easier for customers to shop with us whenever and wherever they want.”At the end of the quarter, Sainsbury’s had 598 supermarkets and 714 convenience stores.last_img read more

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Watch Primus Perform “Moron TV” At Summer Camp In 2014 [Pro-Shot]

first_imgWe’re coming up on the eve of Summer Camp Music Festival, with the three-day festival slated to take over Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, during Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, Pretty Lights Live, and Zeds Dead, the legendary band that is Primus—the trio composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLande, and drummer Tim Alexander—will also be topping the bill.Primus & Clutch Announce Huge Tour TogetherTo get us all stoked for Primus’s upcoming performance at the festival, Summer Camp just released a brand-new video of the band performing “Moron TV” back in 2014, for their 14th annual iteration of the festival. The video was shot on May 23rd of that year, and the clip was directed by Jay Blakesberg and edited by Andrew Feigl. You can watch this throwback Primus performance of “Moron TV” below.last_img read more

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Todd Snider Announces Spring Tour Dates & New Album ‘Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3’

first_imgTodd Snider has announced new tour dates in support of his upcoming album Cash Cabin Session, Vol. 3, set for release on March 15th via Aimless Records/Thirty Tigers. The new tour will begin on March 13th at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre and run through the beginning of May.Cash Cabin Session, Vol. 3 sees Todd Snider take a step away from his rock-centered side, and moves closer to folk and country. The forthcoming studio album was inspired by a recurring dream Snider had involving Johnny Cash, which led to him recording Cash Cabin Session Vol. 3 at the icon’s Cash Cabin Studio.In support of his new album, Todd Snider will open up his upcoming extensive tour with a show at New York, NY’s Gramercy Theatre on March 13th, followed by stops in Ardmore, PA (3/14); Cambridge, MA (3/15); Hartford, CT (3/17); Alexandria, VI (3/18); Hopewell, VI (3/20); Winston Salem, NC (3/23); and Asheville, NC (3/24).Following a two-week break, Snider will get back on the road in the Midwest with shows in Columbus, OH (4/10); Chicago, IL (4/11); St. Paul, MN (4/12); Milwaukee, WI (4/13); Grand Rapids, MI (4/16); Cleveland, OH (4/17); Indianapolis, IN (4/18); Nashville, TN (4/20); and St Louis, MO (4/23).Todd Snider will wrap up his extensive spring tour with performances in Fairfield, IA (4/25); Des Moines, IA (4/26); La Crosse, WI (4/27); Davenport, IA (4/28); Cincinnati, OH (4/30); Charlottesville, VI (5/2); Pittsburgh, PA (5/3); and a tour-closing show at Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head Live! on May 4th.For ticketing and more information, head to Todd Snider’s website here.Todd Snider Upcoming Tour Dates:Mar 13 — New York, NY — The Gramercy TheatreMar 14 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music HallMar 15 — Cambridge, MA — The SinclairMar 17 — Hartford, CT — Infinity Music Hall & BistroMar 18 — Alexandria, VI — The BirchmereMar 20 — Hopewell, VI — The Beacon TheatreMar 22 — Raleigh, N.C. — Lincoln TheatreMar 23 — Winston Salem, N.C. — The RamkatMar 24 — Asheville, N.C. — The Orange PeelApr 10 — Columbus, OH — Jo Ann Davidson TheatreApr 11 — Chicago, IL — Park WestApr 12 — St. Paul, MN — Fitzgerald TheatreApr 13 — Milwaukee, WI — Tumer Hall BallroomApr 16 — Grand Rapids, MI — Wealthy TheatreApr 17 — Cleveland, OH — Music Box Supper ClubApr 18 — Indianapolis, IN — The VogueApr 20 — Nashville, TN — Ryman AuditoriumApr 23 — St. Louis, MO — Sheldon BallroomApr 25 — Fairfield, IA — Sondheim Ctr for P.A.Apr 26 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’sApr 27 — La Crosse, WI — Cavalier TheaterApr 28 — Davenport, IA — The Redstone RoomApr 30 — Cincinnati, OH — 20th Century TheaterMay 2 — Charlottesville, VI — Jefferson TheaterMay 3 — Pittsburgh, PA — The RexMay 4 — Annapolis, MD — Rams Head Live!View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Artificial intelligence helps hotels reduce food waste

first_imgMarc Zornes, founder and CEO of Winnow, explained that “food waste a global problem. Without insight into the food that is thrown away, kitchens consume far more food than they think. It is a privilege to work with such an advanced hotel chain as IHG and we will, using artificial intelligence, help them become the first global hotel brand to significantly reduce food waste in the world.” The British international hotel group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced a partnership with technology company Winnow to enable its hotels to automatically monitor, measure and reduce food leftovers for more sustainable and efficient restaurant and bar operations. Kenneth Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer for the EMEAA EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa) region, said that “with more than 5.600 hotels worldwide, a commitment to responsible business is at the heart of everything we do. We know that more can always be done to make a bigger change, whether it is minimizing waste by removing plastic straws or introducing innovative technology to reduce our environmental impact. Partnering with Winnow will help our hotels be smarter in creating menus to throw away as little food as possible.” IHG is the first global hotel company to use Winnow Vision’s award-winning artificial intelligence technology. It will allow hotels to reduce food waste by 30 percent. Using an intelligent camera, smart scales and artificial intelligence, Winnow Vision analyzes ingredients during food preparation, as well as plates that are returned to the kitchen, to assess which foods are most wasted and in what quantities. This creates a database that informs about decisions when buying groceries, designing menus and food preparation techniques.center_img Winnow Vision technology has been successfully implemented in seven IHG hotels in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and will be implemented in another 30 facilities in the coming months. One of the hotels that uses this technology is the InterContinental Fujairah Resort in the United Arab Emirates. In just six months, the resort has managed to reduce food waste by more than 50 percent. Source / photo: Hotel News Resource; Winnowlast_img read more

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