15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising featured in The Times 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. UK Fundraising is featured in the Interface supplement of The Times today. Claire McDonald finds out how she can donate to the Mozambique appeal online.After visiting the World Food Programme and Number 10 Downing Street, “I went to www.fundraising.co.uk, which seemed informative but it was more a magazine for fundraisers, so there was no chance of donating.”However, she did learn from UK Fundraising how much UK households donate on average to charities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 March 2000 | News Read How to help victims of disaster in Interface, The Times. Read other press coverage of UK Fundraising.
Chariot sells monday online charity lottery Just two days before the announcement, Chariot had said that it would be forced to close the lottery if it did not find a buyer for its assets.NetPlay TV, formerly Stream Group plc, plans to apply its TV production skills to monday to produce a live, interactive TV lottery show which will “give players an enhanced experience.” Last year it acquired Vegas 247 Limited, a TV production company that produces the interactive TV game “Live Roulette” on Sky. It believes that linking the flexibility of the Internet with the traditional TV broadcast will “add further trust and credibility to the monday game.”Chariot itself, by disposing of all of its trading business activities, will become an investment company, and remains floated on AIM. However, the Board currently anticipates that Chariot will try to find a business – not necessarily a lottery operation, to reverse into it.Peter Jones, the Chairman of Chariot, commented: “Despite our best efforts we have unfortunately been unable to secure an independent future for the monday lottery. Nevertheless, we are delighted that the monday game will continue under the new ownership of NetPlay TV. Whilst it is disappointing that Chariot will no longer operate the lottery, everyone at Chariot is proud of having raised over £1.65 million for the charity partners since May and delighted that this transaction allows the charity partners and players to continue to benefit from monday.” 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chariot, the company which set up ‘monday’, the online charities lottery which launched in 2006, has sold the game to an interactive TV gaming company for £140,500 in cash. The game will continue to operate as before, raising funds for its 70 charity partners, but will be run by NetPlay TV.NetPlay TV will acquire the intellectual property rights to monday together with the entire player database. In return NetPlay TV will, with immediate effect, take responsibility for the operation and operating costs of monday and receive monday’s revenues, reportedly around £50,000 a week.Chariot has agreed to help NetPlay TV with the transition for about four weeks. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 January 2007 | 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.
Howard Lake | 18 March 2015 | News Tagged with: Advertising Individual giving London mobile Care International UK is advertising its latest fundraising campaign on child health on London Underground.Working with WPN Chameleon, the charity is using two creative approaches, with the aim of standing out in a saturated market.Drink problemPlay on words with a serious message: CARE International UK’s campaign on London UndergroundWith their ‘drink problem’ advert, the charity is attempting to use a common phrase and problem that the general public is aware of but to use it in a different context.The charity argues that access to clean drinking water is a basic human need and right. Yet disease and bacteria-ridden water still kill a child every 60 seconds somewhere in the world.Combining the phrase ‘drink problem’ with the image of an innocent child, the charity aims to attract attention and invite the traveller to find out more.Facing deathThe killer and the victim: CARE International UK’s campaign on the London UndergroundPromoting its work tackling malaria and its consequences is hard as there are plenty of malaria-related charity adverts on poster sites, in public toilets and on the Tube. Simple stating that “a child dies from malaria every 60 seconds”, however stark, will not stand out on its own these days.So CARE International UK has taken a different angle, focusing on the fact that children in high-risk areas are “facing death” from malaria if they do not have access to a mosquito net.The headline and imagery used in the advert puts the viewer face to face with the killer, and with the potential victim.The campaign on London Underground follows on from the charity’s ‘Child Killer’ DRTV campaign which was launched last year. The TV commercial will run again during this poster campaign. Advertisement Premium textThe campaign invites donations via a premium text number.Media has been planned and bought by All Response Media and TV production by the Bank.David Conway, Supporter Acquisition Manager at CARE International UK commented:“The outdoor premium text market is ever increasingly becoming saturated. For a creative to cut through, it must fire on all cylinders; image, copy, and above all else, tangibility of the proposition”.Maria Phillips, Director of TV and Film at WPN Chameleon, added:“Childkiller was all about turning something that is seen as an everyday harmless and inanimate presence (water) into an active, lurking ‘villain’ (childkiller). We almost humanised it – i.e. it’s lurking in wait to kill a defenceless child”. CARE International launches outdoor fundraising campaign on London Underground AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 151 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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.
Facebook Twitter You can tell when an agricultural story begins to get national media attention, because we in the agricultural press starts getting calls from national editors and producers asking for background, sources, and farmers to interview. This was the case last week when the Monsanto case came before the US Supreme Court. The case of a small Indiana farmer facing off in the highest court in the land against one of the nation’s largest corporations was just too good for the national media to pass up. The resulting front page coverage and national talk show exposure generated lots of spin, but resulted in very little understanding about what the case was really all about and the implications for both US farmers and consumers.I knew things were getting strange when National Public Radio (NPR) called me about the story. This was one of the most liberal, anti big business media outlets calling a conservative, pro-business journalist. They wanted me to be a guest on a nationally syndicated talk show to talk about how Indiana agriculture was responding to the case. My first inclination was to say no, and I should have gone with my gut feeling. I didn’t, however, and agreed to appear on the program.The program was On Point with host Tom Ashbrook. It originates in Boston on WBUR and is syndicated on NPR stations nationwide. The first guest on the program was David Savage , who covers the Supreme Court for the LA Times. To my surprise, he was fair, balanced, and stuck to the legal points of the case. Next up was the farmer, Hugh Bowman, who is at the center of the case. Host Tom gave Mr. Bowman the celebrity treatment gushing over how grateful they were he had agreed to be on the program. Farmer Bowman was as irritable and cantankerous as you might expect a 75 year old Southern Indiana farmer to be. When host Tom asked him what he thought of the day’s court proceedings, he said he was hard of hearing and didn’t hear a damn thing they said. From then on, Tom’s questions were a bit more condescending. He adopted a tone often used by parents when talking to a young child.Then it was my turn. My first question, “Who are farmers rooting for Monsanto or farmer Bowman?” I explained that there were farmers on both sides of the issue, but that all farmers were watching the case with great interest because of the ramifications it held for biotechnology, agriculture, and food production. This point was totally ignored. I was then asked, if Monsanto and other big companies own patents on all the seeds, how can a farmer go to the elevator and buy seeds to plant? I explained that the practice of buying commodity grain at an elevator and then planting it to grow a crop, as Mr. Bowman had done, was not a widespread practice. I explained most growers planting biotech or non-biotech crops were very particular about what seeds they planted. This was another point that was lost on my host. By then, my 5 minutes of fame was over.Next up on the program was Debbie Barker, international program director at the Center for Food Safety. She railed against big companies who were locking up the world’s seed supply. She also blasted biotechnology and made the audaciously false statement that “no genetically engineered seeds had been developed that improved human nutrition.” At this point, I started banging my head on my desk and muttering words not fit for Sunday School. Also appearing on the program was Daniel Ravicher, executive director of the Public Patent Foundation. Both of these guests had written briefs to the court in support of Mr. Bowman. Their one-sided diatribes produced plenty of sympathetic noises from the host.This is also how most of the coverage in other media outlets went. Folk hero farmer Bowman standing alone against the evil corporate giant Monsanto. Missing from the discussion were the more important patent issue and the ramifications the court’s ruling would have on farmers and consumers worldwide. I found it especially ironic that the On Point program was underwritten by a world hunger relief agency, yet biotechnology represents the one hope our world has to reduce hunger and malnutrition.During the program Mr. Ashbrook used the phrase, “Can you patent life?” which not only over-emotionalized the issue but showed a total lack of understanding of the role that seeds play in food production and reproduction. This issue presented an opportunity to inform consumers about the important role that biotechnology plays in our world food supply and how farmers use this technology to improve food production and safety while minimizing the impact on the environment. With the help of a sympathetic media, anti-biotechnology groups hijacked this issue and turned it into another beat up on Monsanto campaign.Farmer Bowman is now back on his 300 acres in SW Indiana and most likely very happy to be there. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on this case this summer; and, no matter which way it goes, Mr. Bowman will be trotted into the limelight again either as a folk hero or victim of corporate greed. The court will set the legal precedent for biotechnology in the seed industry but will do little to foster public understanding of or acceptance of this technology in food production. SHARE SHARE Monsanto Case Spawns Spin but Little Understanding By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Monsanto Case Spawns Spin but Little Understanding By Gary Truitt – Feb 23, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Outlook Bullish for 2013Next articleMonsanto to Appeal Ruling of Brazilian Judge Gary Truitt
Previous articleMost Americans Confused About GMOsNext articleCongress Could Press for USMCA Vote This Year Hoosier Ag Today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 3, 2018 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Photo Courtesy of Purdue University/ Tom Campbell Facebook Twitter STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Source: Purdue News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue College of Ag Hits Milestone Undergrad Enrollment Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Purdue College of Ag Hits Milestone Undergrad Enrollment Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.“That incoming students seek out our college speaks volumes about the work our faculty and staff have done to ensure our educational programs are real and relevant, both for students and for prospective employers,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture at Purdue. “However, there is more work to be done. Agriculture is a high-tech industry, and we want to continue to attract the best and brightest in many different fields to agriculture.”“There have been tremendous changes in agriculture and ag-related fields,” said Marcos Fernandez, an associate dean and director of the College of Agriculture’s Office of Academic Programs. “The strong interest in our college among students validates that we continue to be a national and international leader in adapting to the challenges in agriculture and making sure our students are equipped to do the same.”Evolving student interests and changes in the world of agriculture have driven continued and growing interest in the college’s wide range of programs, such as food science and agricultural economics, as well as biochemistry, which, this year, doubled its incoming student enrollment, Fernandez said. The college houses the nation’s No. 1 agricultural and biological engineering program, according to U.S. News & World Report, and the QS world rankings lists the College of Agriculture as No. 9 in the world.Amy Jo Jones, who recently was named to head the college’s undergraduate recruitment efforts and is assistant director of the Office of Academic Programs, said the enrollment numbers only tell part of the story.“This is about the quality of students, not just the quantity,” she said. “We survey incoming students to ask why they selected Purdue and our College of Agriculture. One of the top answers is consistently because they want to make a difference in their careers and their lives. They are here for the right reason, and that is why we are here, too – to help them make a difference.”Jones said that students are supported with an aggressive scholarship pool, an internal support system to help and engage students, and a relationship with industry partners. On Tuesday (Oct. 2), the college held its annual career fair, with more than 150 companies attending. These factors combine to make the College of Agriculture students a sought-after commodity, with a 97 percent placement rate for graduates.“There really is a legacy of success, and when you combine that with support and opportunity, students feel empowered to learn and to achieve,” Jones said.Among the college’s undergraduates are 602 new freshmen, however, that number does not include two additional groups. The first is those planning to study agricultural and biological engineering who initially are enrolled in the university’s First-Year Engineering program. The second is a group of 45 students in the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture program who do coursework both on Purdue’s campus and at Ivy Tech-Lafayette.Students in Purdue’s College of Agriculture can choose from more than 30 majors that span the disciplines of science, engineering, technology, education, management and communication. The college is home to the only field phenotyping facility at a U.S. university. Its academic departments include agricultural and biological engineering, agricultural economics, agricultural sciences education and communication, agronomy, animal sciences, biochemistry, botany and plant pathology, entomology, food science, forestry and natural resources, horticulture and landscape architecture, and natural resources and environmental science.Purdue is ranked the No. 4 Best Value institution in the U.S. in the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education list, released in September. 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Help by sharing this information Organisation February 16, 2018 Portuguese parliament votes to give journalists better legal protection November 23, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en News DR Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more Portugal’s journalists will have special protected status under the new laws, which were proposed jointly by the Socialist Party (PS) and Left Bloc (BE) and were approved on 9 February. They amend article 132 of the Portuguese criminal code and reinforce legal and criminal protection for media personnel. The new legislation adds journalists to the categories of “protected” persons – joining judges, lawyers, witnesses, security personnel and sports referees – against whom such offences as threats, constraint, defamation and insult are treated as serious crimes in the same way as murder, physical violence and abduction. RSF registered three cases of violence against reporters in Portugal in 2017. One in particular caused a major outcry and prompted much discussion of the problem. It was an attack by the parents of students on a TV crew from state-owned broadcaster RTP that went to a school to cover a sexual assault case. As a result of the attack, which was filmed, RTP’s editorial board asked to appear before parliament to discuss measures to protect journalists and the freedom to inform. “We sought a solution designed to reduce the number of potential abuses and to protect journalists’ physical safety and freedom of movement,” said Left Bloc legislator Jorge Campos, one of the proponents of the two bills. Campos pointed out that this legislation has been drafted at a time when the Portuguese media are experiencing major financial problems and journalists are often unable file lawsuits because they cannot afford the legal costs. “We welcome the Portuguese parliament’s approval of this positive initiative designed to reinforce legislative protection for journalists in the course of their work,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “These measures are in line with RSF’s recommendations, which promote reinforcement of international regulations on journalists’ safety and the creation of special post dedicated to this task, the post of special representative of the UN secretary-general for the protection of journalists. RSF also makes recommendations for reinforcing legislation at the country level.”* Portugal is ranked 18th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. *More information about the #ProtectJournalists campaign is available here, along with a list of the more than 130 media outlets and NGOs that support the initiative. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Portugal to go further News News PortugalEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ViolenceUnited Nations Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the Portuguese parliament’s adoption of two laws increasing the penalties for crimes against media personnel, which are in line with RSF’s recommendations for better protection for journalists. December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union PortugalEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists ViolenceUnited Nations
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Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it As it nears its 90th anniversary, Foothill Family Service has engaged in a brand study to examine its position in the community and enhance its messaging and visual identity. In partnership with Doing Good Marketing, a firm based in Los Angeles’ South Bay that specializes in non-profit branding, Foothill Family Service has centralized its brand strategy and plans to move forward with a shortened name – Foothill Family – and new logo, the Foothill family tree (right).Since 1926, Foothill Family has been a stronghold in the Pasadena community, and in 90 years, has exponentially grown to serve the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer. “Times have changed, populations have shifted, and our programs have grown and evolved alongside these communities. This brand study helped to reinforce the value of our services, the impact of our work, and the ever-growing need for Foothill Family to be visible and accessible to an extensive demographic and expansive geography.”The rebranding, completed in June 2015, was rooted in the Foothill Family mission to build brighter futures by empowering children and families to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school, and work.In 2016, Foothill Family will celebrate 90 years of caring in the community through services and programs centered on dignity and respect, prevention and early intervention. Foothill Family’s focus on personalized, collaborative care has helped to launch thousands of families on healthy journeys.Foothill Family provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in the greater Los Angeles area and has earned a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early child development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 22,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Community News Subscribe Community News Foothill Family Service Completes Brand Study and Unveils New Name and Logo From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 3:19 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff
Facebook Print Advertisement Twitter Email TAGSequality Limerick candidatesNWCI NewsLimerick candidates pledge for equalityBy Bernie English – February 19, 2016 703 Linkedin WhatsApp by Bernie English [email protected]ost.ie NWCI welcomes the fact that six general election candidates across the two Limerick constituencies who have pledged their support for women’s equality. Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills has signed up, as has Senator James Heffernan and Sarah Jane Hennelly of the Social Democrats; Cian Prendiville of the Anti-Austerity Alliance; James Gaffney of the Green Party; and Mark Keogh of Direct Democracy Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “This election has already been a breakthrough election for women in Ireland, as more women have registered as candidates, than ever before. The gender quota has ensured that, for the first time, voters will have a real choice to vote for more women. Our Breakthrough Manifesto encourages all candidates to demonstrate their support for concrete policies that will be crucial to accelerate the pace of change for women’s equality in Ireland. The sign up process acts as a clear reference tool for voters, which they can use in trying to decide who to vote for during this busy campaign period. We have been in close contact with our members and supporters across Limerick City and Limerick County, and we are delighted that it has received such strong support from candidates and voters in Limerick.”Alice Mary Higgins, Policy Coordinator at NWCI continued,“One of the 10 key demands highlighted in our Manifesto is to remove the 8th Amendment from our Constitution to provide women with full reproductive rights and ensure that Irish law is in line with international Human Rights standards. Women in Limerick will be looking for candidates that are clearly committed to tackling one of the biggest barriers for women’s participation in the labour market and public life by investing in affordable, accessible, quality early years care and education, after school care and improving family leave. Public services and decent work are also crucial and candidates who sign this manifesto are committing to increase investment and tackle the growing gender pay gap and even more shocking 37% gender pension gap.”Yvonne Murphy, Limerick Feminist Network said,“Jan O’Sullivan, Sarah Jane Hennelly, Cian Prendiville and James Gaffney are standing in Limerick City, and James Heffernan and Mark Keogh are standing in Limerick County. While it is positive that the Breakthrough Manifesto has received their support, it is disappointing that more candidates, especially in Limerick County, have not signed up. It is also disappointing that no women at all are standing in Limerick County. However, women voters in Limerick City and County have been bringing up the manifesto on the doors and candidates know that unless they commit to supporting women’s equality, they will lose a lot of votes.”NWCI’s Breakthrough Manifesto highlights 10 key areas to bring about much needed change for women in Ireland. By signing up to the manifesto through NWCI’s website (www.nwci.ie), candidates will commit to supporting these policies if elected to Dail Eireann.NWCI has members and followers in every constituency in Ireland. We will be in close contact with them throughout the election campaign and provide regular updates on the support for our Breakthrough Manifesto. People will also be able to follow conversations around the General Election from a women’s equality perspective on #FemGen. Previous articleSocial Democrats planning to tackle Limerick housing crisisNext articleLimerick animal rights group get the hump over circus Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.