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Rebecca Bunce, policy & engagement manager at the Small Charities Coalition, said:“Diversification of income is key to ensuring a sustainable future for small charities. However, this requires new skills and strategic approaches from already overstretched small charities. We know that these organisations with under £1 million in income are facing significant funding challenges, particularly with the fall of public sector grants and small contracts. As such, we welcome this call from IoF to ensure that small charities are given greater support in their fundraising efforts and assisted in planning for the future.” 61 total views, 1 views today The Institute of Fundraising is to hold a summit between small charities, funding organisations and infrastructure bodies to identify ways to increase fundraising mentoring, advice and training initiatives for smaller charities, it has announced today (24th June).The announcement was made as the IoF released its Fundraising Support for Small Charities report and campaign, which calls for more to be done to help small charities grow their fundraising skills and capacity in the long-term.According to the IoF, many smaller charities report lacking the skills needed to be able to effectively raise funds while 70% expect an increase in demand for their services over the next 12 months. The report suggests that investment in fundraising can help with growing their ability to fundraise, which can increase their sustainability for the longer-term.The IoF hopes that by convening the summit later this year, it will kick-start a concerted drive across the charity sector and funding bodies to expand mentoring and ongoing fundraising advice and support for smaller charities. Among the report’s other recommendations are:Increasing funding from government, local authorities and foundations for fundraising training for smaller charitiesGrant, contract and project funding for smaller charities should more often also include support for capacity building, including fundraisingCentral, devolved and local government should produce long-term plans for how they will help to strengthen capacity building, including fundraising, for smaller charities.Mike Smith, head of external affairs at the Institute of Fundraising said:“Fundraising is one of the most effective ways for many small charities to raise the money they need to continue their amazing work. However, they need more help and support to do so. By launching this campaign and holding the summit later in the year we want to kick-start action to ensure the long-term support for smaller charities to be able to raise funds in a sustainable way for the causes they work on. Advertisement IoF announces summit on increasing funding support for small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Melanie May | 23 June 2017 | News Tagged with: Finance Institute of Fundraising small charities 62 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
By Otis Grotewohl and Molly MatewanApril 2 — Tens of thousands of Oklahoma educators, state workers, parents, students and community members converged today on Oklahoma City, the state capital, to demand adequate funding and resources for public education.Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest said to ralliers at the Capitol that educators will remain on strike until they win the full funding they’ve been asking for. Two minutes later, the Oklahoma City school system sent out a robocall that its schools would be closed until teachers return to their classrooms. Picketers circled the building chanting, “Education is a right, that’s why we have to fight.” Spirits were lifted by music from school bands there to support striking teachers, the majority of whom are women.Hope Davis, a Deaf student and one of the first speakers at the rally, called legislation passed March 28 “a bandaid” when her state needs stitches. The legislation had granted teachers an average $6,000 raise for one year only, and inched up taxes on the oil industry and cigarettes.Davis said her math class has 40 students, and since her teacher quit, she’s had to take supplemental online courses. Oklahoma teacher salaries are so low, many educators have moved to neighboring states to make a living, leaving Oklahoma schools understaffed with severe turnover problems.Due to this crisis, pro-union sentiment is on the rise for many community members. A teacher/folk singer known as Mr. Booker told WW that until now “union” had been a bad word in Oklahoma.Inspired by the nine-day education workers’ strike in West Virginia —represented at today’s rally by West Virginia Education Association president Dale Lee — teachers, paraprofessionals and school staff in Oklahoma have been readying picket lines since early March.Heading into Monday, the first day of walkouts, education workers called for a $10,000 wage increase over a three-year period. Oklahoma teachers last saw a raise in 2008, an increase so paltry they remain some of the lowest paid educators in the U.S. Oklahoma has also experienced significant austerity measures over the last ten years, including a 30 percent cut to the state’s education budget.An education ‘bandaid’ proposalAt first the revenue package passed on March 28 looked like a victory. Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed off on the first tax increase in Oklahoma in 28 years to partially cover the $6,000 raise for teachers, along with a smaller raise for school support staff.Teachers forced lawmakers to raise taxes by 5 percent on the oil industry in the revenue package, a victory almost unheard of in a “right-to-work” state, and one West Virginia teachers were unable to replicate. Big Oil has had a stranglehold on Oklahoma for generations.Educators won that battle, in part, because they were able to clearly identify to lawmakers that money to cover the increase in the education budget should come from oil companies whose taxes remain abysmally low. But the legislative bill left out an additional $200 million for other education funding and $255.9 million for teacher health insurance, funding which rank-and-file educators called a core demand.As in West Virginia, members of state affiliates of both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are involved in this fightback.On Sunday evening, OEA head Priest web-posted a speech: “So why are we walking April 2? Well, there are 700,000 reasons why. Our students and they deserve better! We’ve all heard stories from students, parents, and teachers affected by eleven years of cuts to our classrooms. They see broken chairs in class, outdated textbooks that are duct taped together, and class sizes that have ballooned. Teachers are so drastically underpaid they are forced to donate plasma, work multiple jobs, and go to food pantries to provide for their families.” (tinyurl.com/ybltvzlx)Rank-and-file militancy within the OEA set April 2 as the deadline for legislators to satisfy the educators’ demands.Oklahoma City Federation of Teachers President Ed Allen at first advised teachers to accept the $6,000 pay increase, describing this as a “down payment” on public education. But after further inspection of the bill’s language, and encouragement from the rank and file, Allen and others are taking a more proactive approach.AFT President Randi Weingarten commented in an April 2 NPR interview: “[The legislature] took from one education pot to give to another education pot, as opposed to lifting up the dollars that were needed for kids in public education.” Weingarten said of teacher activism: “The era of passive resignation is over. In the wake of Janus, we will see more and more and more of this.” Janus vs. AFSCME, the potentially union-busting case affecting public sector workers, was heard Feb. 26 by the U.S. Supreme Court, and will be decided in June.Oklahoma educators also judged the proposed pay increase as inadequate because raises for paraprofessionals and school staff were less than for teachers, setting workers against each other. Special education aides, for example, sometimes make less than $10 an hour, and would have a smaller raise than teachers they share classrooms with.This legislative strategy could be an attempt by state governments to weaken solidarity among education workers and ultimately diminish the power of their unions. In West Virginia, education workers fought for and won the same raise for everyone regardless of position, whether teacher, cafeteria worker or bus driver.Groundswell of labor struggle in ‘right-to-work’ statesOklahoma educators have seen an outpouring of solidarity from union siblings locally and beyond. In a state with less than 6 percent of its workers unionized, Oklahoma City Teamsters joined teachers at the Capitol to amplify their demands.The Facebook page “I Support Oklahoma Teachers” reported unions of iron workers and operating engineers standing in solidarity as well. “It looks like construction sites across the state will be shutting down on Monday,” a post claimed on Saturday. Local press have largely covered the strike positively, and communities across the state have voiced their support for educators taking a stand.Many educators in Republican-dominated right-to-work states view the education workers’ strike in West Virginia as a wake-up call, and it’s not difficult to see why. The material conditions in classrooms in Oklahoma and West Virginia are very similar, and share many characteristics with classrooms in Kentucky and Arizona.Oklahoma teachers’ pay is ranked 49th in the U.S. according to the NEA, below West Virginia teachers at 48th and Arizona teachers at 43rd. All three states, and many more, have passed predatory right-to-work laws, rooted in Jim Crow racism, that abolish collective bargaining rights of workers, outlaw strikes and remove requirements that bosses must negotiate a contract.Kentucky teachers forced the closing of more than 20 schools on March 30, after legislators passed a surprise pension “reform” bill, effectively raiding teacher pensions. Educators and supporters continued their protest in Kentucky on April 2, closing schools in 21 counties, and lining the stairwells and balcony in the House and Senate chambers of the Capitol building in Frankfort. Kentucky educators have committed to continuing actions until the bill is reversed.About 2,500 Arizona teachers rallied in the capital of Phoenix on March 28, demanding a 20 percent raise and an education budget increase from a hostile legislature. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey stated categorically that he won’t consider educators’ demands. Because of this standoff, Arizona teachers could be the next to strike.On March 19, with broad community and student support, members of the Jersey City Education Association won a one-day strike for better pay, health care and dignity. On the same day, teachers in Puerto Rico struck in a fierce battle against U.S. colonialism and privatization. U.S. struggles are now part of an international movement of educators from England to Puerto Rico, Argentina to France.In every state where right-to-work laws exist, bosses have forced a race to the bottom for workers in terms of wages and benefits. State politicians — reactionary Republicans and capitalist Democrats alike — have cut public services for decades through austerity measures.With the elimination of collective bargaining through right-to-work laws, educators are fighting directly with state governments to obtain the education funding that they, their students and their communities deserve.Teachers have harnessed the potential of social media to counter corporate media that promote the bourgeois concept that educators are “greedy and selfish.” Educators are spreading their rank-and-file-driven movements to other workers across the country.Education workers are clearly stating that they want dignity and respect, accessible health care and decent pay, like all working people around the world. They are broadcasting to a global audience the need for a fuller understanding of the austerity cuts promoted by Big Oil, Big Banks and Big Business — cuts that demand, in turn, the solidarity of worker actions and strikes.On the ground in OklahomaA solidarity delegation of Workers World Party members landed in Oklahoma City April 1 in time to participate in the rally at the Capitol. The delegation brought signs, banners, flyers, WW papers and their energy to support Oklahoma educators, students, parents and community members.Delegation member Ben commented: “We hope to build greater solidarity between the struggle here and other workers and oppressed people in the U.S., across the globe, and especially the struggles by Indigenous peoples here in Oklahoma.”“We’re excited to be here watching this unfold and seeing union activism and solidarity across all job titles. Workers are making a big leap in their state,” said Sara, a teacher and parent activist. “People want to read the WW issue with the Puerto Rico teachers’ strike as the cover story. Teachers here know they’re part of something bigger. There’s a working-class understanding that oil millionaires are making decisions that harm children, which shows in the speeches and signs like ‘Make Oil and Gas Pay.’ People know who they’re fighting against!”The delegation will be in the state through April 4 and is posting about the walkout on social media using #OKWalk4Kids. For more information, please visit: StandWithTeachers.org.Workers World Party Strike Support members on the ground in Oklahoma provided rally details for this article. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
In Paris, on the weekend of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the first devastating imperialist world war, the current overlords of world imperialism showed both their faces. Both were ugly and dangerous, although one was covered with more deceptive smarm.The visible danger was the current U.S. president, though at the Paris meetings he appeared moody and isolated. Unfortunately for the world, he still has powerful allies inside and outside the U.S. ruling class.He has been speaking up for “nationalism” lately — meaning racist, white nationalism. This accompanies his anti-immigrant rants and constant insults toward women.While he seemed sullen in Paris, even skipping some of the usual ceremonies, he has like-minded “nationalist” thinkers in Poland, Hungary, Ukraine; in the ultra-right parties like the National Front in France and the AfD in Germany; and even in the current Italian coalition regime that is a hotbed of anti-immigrant bigotry.At home, despite setbacks in the midterm elections, he still mobilizes his reactionary base.So much about this U.S. president is hateful and needs fierce opposition that people might underestimate the dangers coming from the overlords in Europe and the rest of his class in the U.S.The other face of imperialismAt the Paris meeting, another face of imperialism was personified by the French banker-president Emmanuel Macron, the “globalist.” It’s also the face of Germany’s Angela Merkel. They and their counterparts in the U.S. establishment — who mostly, but not all, are among the leaders of the Democratic Party — say they are against nationalism.They look to World War I as a lesson in the dangers of nationalism — that is, the dangers to the ruling classes they represent.Before that war, mass slaughters initiated by imperialism and capitalism had taken place mostly in the colonies. Tens of millions died in British-controlled India, Belgian-controlled Congo, German-controlled Namibia, Dutch-controlled Indonesia, and in the many French colonies of Indochina and North and West Africa.The U.S., a fledgling imperialist power at that point, had bloodied its hands in the slaughter of enslaved and Indigenous peoples, and of those in the Philippines, Cuba, Hawai’i and Puerto Rico.But during the first world war — when the big imperialist powers fought each other for the nationalist aim of controlling more colonies — tens of millions died in Europe itself. War and oppression came home to them, including a flu epidemic that spread through wartime crowding and hardships to kill tens of millions more.Then, after years of suffering through the Great Slaughter that was World War I, the war was ended by the Russian Revolution. This workers’ and soldiers’ revolt not only deposed the old tsarist empire, it ushered in a socialist revolution and seized the property of the ruling class in Russia.Revolutionary movements also seized power for a short time in Hungary and in parts of Germany. They were defeated with blood and iron by the old rulers, but they left the capitalist ruling classes of those countries and all their neighbors terrified of what the workers could do. From 1917 to 1991 that changed history.So when today’s “Great Powers” hold a so-called peace conference in France, it is the utmost of hypocrisy. The “globalist” forces have no intention of allowing peace for the oppressed nations and peoples of the world — for Yemen, for Syria, for Libya. Macron, Merkel and the others may look better than Trump, but their message is really this:“One hundred years ago, we, the rulers, learned that if we are too nationalist we can wind up fighting each other, and the workers and peoples we oppress can take advantage of that. They might even overthrow us. So we have to work out among us how to peacefully divide what we steal from the masses of people of the world.”Both the nationalist and globalist factions within the world’s ruling classes are enemies of the people.As we mobilize against Trump and the ultrarightists who support him, we must remember that the enemy is the entire possessing class of global billionaires and multimillionaires and their paid agents and representatives.This entire class, including Trump, must be stopped. They must be countered at every opportunity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts March 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal hearing of Hamma Hammami is postponed News to go further December 26, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation News News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 12, 2019 Find out more The hearing of the appeal of Tunisian communist leader Hamma Hammami, editor of the party newspaper El Badil, against a nine-year prison sentence for subversion was postponed for three weeks by the Tunis appeal court on 9 March.The court, which convened amid a heavy police presence, refused to release him on bail, along with two associates, Abdeljabar Madouri and Samir Tâamallah, and rescheduled the hearing of their appeals for 30 March. A representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) who flew from Paris for the hearing, and Laurence Bezaguet, of the Swiss daily La Tribune de Genève, were not allowed into the courtroom. Neither was one of Hammami’s brothers, along with Marguerite Rollinde, of the French-based Hourriya/Liberté Committee, and several dozen Tunisian and French nationals. The local correspondents of international news agencies and the BBC were allowed to report on the proceedings however. The three men had been tried and convicted in absentia on 14 July 1999 on various charges of subversion, among them “spreading false news” and “running an illegal organisation” (the Tunisian Communist Workers’ Party — PCOT). They were each sentenced to nine years and three months in prison. On 14 January 2001, their lawyers formally objected to the convictions and the three men came out of hiding on 2 February 2002 to appear in court that day when, amid chaotic scenes and legal abuses, their sentences were re-stated. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News
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News UpdatesKerala High Court Allows Medical Termination Of 26 Weeks Pregnancy Of Minor Rape Victim Jane Maria4 Jan 2021 8:51 PMShare This – xKerala High Court on Monday allowed for the medical termination of a 26 weeks pregnant minor rape victim. The court recorded that continuation of pregnancy is contrary to the safety and interests of the victim, who is only 15 years old . Justice P V Asha of held that as per section 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, it is allowed to terminate pregnancy beyond…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginKerala High Court on Monday allowed for the medical termination of a 26 weeks pregnant minor rape victim. The court recorded that continuation of pregnancy is contrary to the safety and interests of the victim, who is only 15 years old . Justice P V Asha of held that as per section 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, it is allowed to terminate pregnancy beyond the gestation period of 20 weeks, where it is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman. TThe court also relied on a host of precedents of A V. Union of India: (2018)4 SCC 75; Sarmishtha Chakrabortty v. Union of India: (2018) 13 SCC 339; among others, where the Apex Court stepped in for the safety of the woman and allowed for the medical termination of pregnancy although the gestational period was around 25-26 weeks. The Supreme Court had repeatedly upheld the medical termination where it was found that there existed threat of severe mental injury to the woman and multiple complex problems to the child, if born alive. In this case too, the Kerala High Court noted that in view of the trauma that the minor girl has undergone, she is not prepared to deliver a child in this situation. It was also the opinion of the medical board that the continuance of pregnancy shall cause high risk and post traumatic stress disorders to the minor girl. Therefore, the court directed the Superintendent of Government Medical College, Kottayam to see that the termination of pregnancy of the minor girl- the 3rd petitioner is undertaken by competent doctors under his/her supervision, at the earliest point of time, if possible, today itself. It was further directed, in accordance with the judgement in XYZ v. Union of India and Others :(2019 (3) Bom. CR 400) that :- if the child is born alive, despite the attempts at medical termination of the pregnancy, the doctors shall ensure that everything, which is reasonably possible and feasible in the circumstances and in contemplation of the law prescribed for the purpose, is offered to such child so that he/ she develops into a healthy child. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Anthony Davis and Stratford Circle mansion, Los Angeles (Getty, Google Maps)Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis bought a recently renovated Bel Air mansion, complete with full-sized basketball court and Olympic-sized pool, The Real Deal has learned.Records did not reveal the price of the home, but sources told TRD he paid around $32 million.The off-market deal closed last month, with Davis securing a $20.1 million, 30-year mortgage for the home, according to property records. The buyer signed the deed using a trust that Davis had previously used to buy a mansion in Westlake Village in 2018, and Davis’ mother, Erainer Eberhardt Davis, was listed as a trustee.The villa-style mansion at 2100 Stratford Circle is 16,700 square feet, with eight bedrooms and eight full bathrooms on 3.5 acres, according to a listing. It also includes a 35-foot-high glass dome ceiling for the 6-foot-10-inch power forward/center. It is located within Bel Air Crest, an exclusive gated community in Bel Air.Davis, who helped lead the Lakers to a championship in October, inked a five-year, $190 million contract with the team in December. But the star player hasn’t been completely swimming in success.He sold his 16,000-square-foot mansion in Westlake Village in January for $6.6 million, well below the $7.5 million he paid for it in 2018.The new home in a gated community has an outdoor basketball court, a tennis court and the 120-foot pool.Records show the previous owner was entrepreneur and real estate developer Ted Foxman. He paid $16 million for the home in 2016, and hired L.A.-based interior designer Lonni Paul for the renovations. The work took two years, according to a 2020 article in Elle Decor.Davis isn’t the only Lakers star to make major real estate moves in L.A. Teammate and superstar LeBron James listed his Brentwood mansion for $20.5 million recently, after paying $36.75 million for a Beverly Hills estate in the fall, just before the team captured its title. Tags Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Bel AirCelebrity Real EstateLA luxury real estate
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUECleveland 6 Miami 2San Diego 1 Seattle 0San Francisco 4 Toronto 0AMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 10 Tampa Bay 2Oakland 6 Texas 5Baltimore 4 Chi White Sox 3Boston 11 Detroit 4Houston 7 Minnesota 1NY Yankees 6 LA Angels 5NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 5 Milwaukee 2Colorado 9 Washington 5Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 1Arizona 11 Pittsburgh 2Philadelphia 6 NY Mets 0Chi Cubs 7 LA Dodgers 6NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSHouston 100 Utah 93L.A. Clippers 129 Golden State 121NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSO Carolina 4 Washington 3MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew York City 1 Chicago 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written by April 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/24/19