Five tweets for fundraisers on 1 December 2016

first_img2. Legacy impactAll charitable legacies are valuable, but some achieve outstanding impact. CAF looks at what one legacy has achieved over 100 years.  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Here’s another in our occasional selection of five tasty tweets for fundraisers – some serious, some useful or inspiring, and some to make you smile (or wince).1. Love it or hate itIn the new economy, with a weaker pound and price rises starting to bite, there are always new fundraising opportunities. If it’s not Marmite jars, you could always try original Toblerone bars. Tagged with: Advertising legacies Twitter  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Five tweets for fundraisers on 1 December 2016center_img Howard Lake | 1 December 2016 | News 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. 3. Spending a penny on advertisingHere’s some of fundraising agency Blakely’s recruitment advertising at the AFP Congress in Toronto. 4. Cashless giving beckonsJustGiving is working on a mobile tap to give donation app with PayPal. 5. Like? Don’t likeWe’ve seen cutting comments by others on the need to avoid vanity metrics (such as Unicef Sweden’s Likes don’t save children’s lives campaign), so here is Southend News Network’s take on the real world value of Facebook likes.last_img read more

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Anne-Sophie Le Mauff has left Iraq

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” The French foreign ministry has denied asking Iraq to expel her, saying that it was “a sovereign decision of the Iraqi authorities”.The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that she was intended to work temporarily out of the Jordanian capital.———————-21.06.2005 – Government to expel French journalistReporters Without Borders today condemned an Iraqi government decision to expel French freelance journalist Anne-Sophie Le Mauff, reportedly at the request of the French authorities.Le Mauff told the press freedom organisation that Iraqi interior ministry officials informed her today she would receive the expulsion order tomorrow. She said they told her the decision had been taken at her own government’s request.”Expelling a foreign journalist is a serious press freedom violation and does great harm to the image of a government that has always stressed its support for democratic values,” Reporters Without Borders said.”And it is unacceptable if the French authorities really did ask the Iraqis to expel Le Mauff,” the press freedom organisation said. “We are clearly aware of the gravity of the situation in Iraq and the risks being run by all journalists, including French ones. But it is not up to the French authorities to decided which journalist should or should not stay in Iraq. It is up to the journalists themselves and their employers. Government meddling, even for safety reasons, cannot be tolerated.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This is all the more absurd as we have already been in contact with Le Mauff about reducing the risks for her. She promised us yesterday she would not leave her hotel as long as the current situation continues. At the same time, the various news organisations she works for in France and elsewhere were considering the possibility of bringing her back to France and guaranteeing her a reasonable income for as long as it took to find a way to ensure her safety in Iraq.”The French newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné reported on 15 June that France’s ambassador in Iraq, Bernard Bajolet, had written to Le Mauff asking her to leave the country. “Like your fellow journalists, you must be asking yourself if the freedom and the need to report the news warrants such risks for you and for the others, as well as the serious consequences that a possible abduction might entail for our country,” the letter reportedly said, adding: “There is no way of justifying your continuing to work in Iraq.”Le Mauff has been in Iraq for more than a year, stringing for a range of news media including the French dailies L’Humanité and Sud-Ouest, and such radio stations as Radio Monte-Carlo, Radio Vatican and Radio Canada. to go further Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en French journalist Anne Sophie Le Mauff, correspondent in Iraq for several French-language media, left Baghdad on 24 June for Amman after being ordered to leave by the Iraqi authorities. She should have left the Iraqi capital the previous day but her flight was cancelled because of a sandstorm. December 28, 2020 Find out more News News June 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Anne-Sophie Le Mauff has left Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa French journalist Anne Sophie Le Mauff, correspondent in Iraq for several French-language media, left Baghdad on 24 June for Amman after being ordered to leave by the Iraqi authorities. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that she was intended to work temporarily out of the Jordanian capital. February 15, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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OIS receives record number of applications

first_imgThe Office of International Studies (OIS) received a record number of applications for study abroad during the 2011-12 school year, according to Kathleen Opel, director of OIS. An increase in applicants is a recurring trend, Opel said. “The number of applications is very slightly higher than last year,” she said. “Each year the number rises slightly.” Opel said 1,002 students submitted 1,571 applications. OIS accepted approximately 800 students. That number will rise in the coming weeks as OIS accepts students from wait lists. “A number of offers of acceptances will be extended in the next two weeks to cover those who withdrew an application or declined acceptance,” Opel said. The rise in applications displays students’ interest in education extending beyond Notre Dame’s campus, Opel said. “The numbers indicate Notre Dame’s study abroad programs are strong, and that our students recognize the value of an international education experience, whether on an OIS study abroad program, a service-learning international experience or a research or internship opportunity off campus,” she said. Opel said OIS works to be a valuable asset to students’ educations. “Being engaged with the international community is an integral part of a Notre Dame education,” she said. The deadline for applications for the 2011-12 academic year was Nov. 15, 2010. Opel said the process of evaluating the applications is very intensive. “Each program has a committee that reads all the applications to determine if the student meets the qualifications necessary and if the student preferences for site and semester can be met,” she said. Opel said in addition to two students who were accepted to the new program in Dakar, Senegal, OIS is looking to replace the Leuven, Belgium program by next year. OIS accepted 26 students to its program in Cairo. Opel said despite the political upheaval in the country, OIS is exploring all possible options for students who were admitted. “It is not clear that the [Cairo] program will run, particularly in the fall.  We are presenting the students with several options including deferring acceptance to spring semester when the situation may be clearer or changing to their second preference program for consideration,” she said. “I hope and anticipate that Cairo will continue to be a study abroad site in the future.” Regardless of the location, Opel said OIS ensures programs affiliated with Notre Dame are of the highest quality. “We know our partners abroad and work with them to ensure that our students are in quality programs that provide rigorous and stimulating educational experiences while keeping students in safe living and learning environments,” she said. Regardless of whether OIS acceptances or rejections, Opel said Notre Dame undergraduates should attempt to study abroad by any means possible. “We in OIS want to help provide this opportunity to every student we can,” she said. “If there is not an opportunity through OIS, we urge students to explore other international options through ND or beyond ND.” Opel said the power of international educational experiences is defined by how students develop in a foreign setting. “Study abroad can change you, your life goals, your perspectives about other countries and cultures as well as your own,” she said. “It provides a window on the world beyond the U.S.  It allows you to grow and test yourself in ways that aren’t possible when you are in a completely familiar environment.”last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Signs First Responders Bill, Other Legislation

first_img July 23, 2020 Gov. Wolf Signs First Responders Bill, Other Legislation Bill Signing,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf signed several bills into law today including HB 1459, which establishes a mental wellness and stress management program for emergency responders who experience post-traumatic stress injuries or traumatic brain injuries on the job. The legislature passed the bill unanimously.“This COVID-19 emergency has been another reminder of how all of us depend on first responders during a crisis,” said Gov. Wolf. “First responders face traumatic situations on the job that can have lasting consequences and this new program gives them access to the help they need. It is the right thing to do and I’m proud to sign the legislation.”Support for first responders under the bill includes peer-to-peer programs, training for peer support efforts, a toll-free helpline, statewide and regional stress management support, trauma and suicide awareness training, and support for nonprofit organizations offering the services.“We know that some groups are more likely to suffer from serious mental health issues and suicide,” said Rep. Mike Schlossberg. “Our first responders are in that category. We must do more to protect our heroes and I am grateful to the governor for his support of these efforts.”The governor also signed into law today:HB 256, which strengthens state law to make an assault on a corrections employee at a local, county or state facility a felony of the second degree. It is a felony of the first degree if a weapon likely to cause serious injury is used. The bill also establishes a third-degree felony if a law enforcement officer or correctional facility employees engages in a sexual act with an inmate or detainee.HB 943, which is intended to improve transparency and reduce prescription drug costs by ensuring that pharmacies and pharmacists may inform customers about lower priced alternatives, including generic medications. The bill prohibits pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy services administration organizations from restricting these discussions.SB 836, which requires student athletes and parents to receive information each school year about sudden cardiac arrest and electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions. The bill requires students and parents to sign an informational sheet before students participate in athletic activities.HB 632, which expands the use of a secure power of attorney for the transfer of vehicles by licensed dealers and insurers including the use of electronic signature and extends the time period during which a limited power of attorney may be used for the sale, purchase or transfer of manufactured homes during a disaster emergency.HB 672, which amends the act of February 13, 1970 (P.L. 19, No.10), entitled “An act enabling certain minors to consent to medical, dental and health services, declaring consent unnecessary under certain circumstance.” Specifically, the bill amends the provisions relating to consent for voluntary inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment for minors.HB 732, which establishes a local resource manufacturing tax credit and exempts transfers of real estate to or by a volunteer EMS company, volunteer fire company or volunteer rescue company from real estate transfer tax.HB 1437, which amends the Tax Reform Code of 1971 concerning the City Revitalization and Improvement Zones program and the Rural Jobs and Investment tax credit program.HB 2455, which requires the governor and Department of Health to submit information to the legislature about COVID-19 testing.HB 2484, which increases the cap on the percentage of the value of assets held by or for an electing charity from 7 percent to 10 percent for fiscal years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The bill adds a new provision regarding nonjudicial settlement agreements.SB 320, which enacts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act; providing for user direction and agreements, for disclosure of digital assets and electronic communications, for functions of fiduciaries and for compliance and immunity for custodians of digital assets and electronic communications; and making conforming amendments.SB 927, which provides the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation shall independently validate documentation of veteran status and immediately issue a driver’s license or identification card displaying veteran designation without submitting the documentation to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for review and approval.SB 1125, which gives school districts the option during the 2020-21 school year to extend the real estate property tax discount period, waive penalties for late payments or both.SB 1188, which provides for delegation of taxing powers and restrictions thereon and for tax limitations.Ver esta página en español.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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