The Salvation Army is accepting online donations for the first time this Christmas.The Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign focuses on the theme of “actions speak louder than words.” For the first time, donors will be able to give online. 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. 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 December 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Salvation Army accepts online donations at Christmas
41 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 | 25 September 2013 | News Payroll giving specialists Workplace Giving UK is introducing a service that will enable UK employees to make regular microdonations from their monthly salary. The Big Charity Whip Round rounds down the participating employees’ net pay to the nearest pound, and the remaining pennies are donated direct to charity.If the payslip reports a monthly salary of £850.33, the employee would receive £850, with the 33p being donated to charity. The system ensures that no employee ever donates more than 99p per day.Peter O’Hara, Managing Director of Workplace Giving UK, is launching the scheme this week at Employee Benefits Live and the CIPP Conference. Advertisement He said: “Over the past 10 years we have been asked many times about “micro donation” schemes from pay and we are aware that others exist, however, our understanding is that the set up and ongoing costs of these can be prohibitive. We therefore wanted to come up with a simple, low cost solution which would deliver the most money to a company’s charity partner.”He added that companies trialling the system are reporting a 30% engagement rate amongst employees. “So a workforce of 5,000 could be raising in excess of £9,000 per year just from their odd net pennies” he said.Workplace Giving UK will pass on all donor details to the beneficiary charities to allow Gift Aid to be reclaimed and for charities to contact their supporters. Microdonations from salary scheme introduced for workers 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.
The U.S. opioid epidemic doesn’t just take over lives. It takes over neighborhoods, as the Kensington section of Philadelphia can attest. The area has become a magnet for opioid addicts up and down the East Coast because of its potent heroin and now fentanyl.A mark of this epidemic — compounded by unfair evictions and gentrification pricing people out of their homes — has been camps of heroin and other drug users along railroad tracks and under bridges. These camps act as homes, safe injection sites and gathering places for the homeless, addicted and downtrodden of the city.Along with homeless people who gather at those locations, many Delaware Valley drug addicts congregate around the camps, making it easier for groups like Angels in Motion to provide them with basic necessities like food and water. The camps also make it easier to search for missing Delaware Valley addicts. Many times they can be found there.City gives one-month eviction noticeThe city posted notices at camps on April 30 giving one month for residents to leave. Why is Philadelphia so interested in eliminating these camps? On paper, it’s all about public health. The needles, empty baggies and other drug paraphernalia strewn about are a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Yet camp residents ask why this can’t be addressed without throwing them out of the only “home” they have.Many question the timing and real purpose behind the evictions. Philadelphia last evicted people from a homeless camp in 2017 when they attacked El Campamento, located along Conrail tracks in the city’s Fairhill area. When everyone was evicted and the camp cleared, a developer announced plans to turn the area into luxury condos.Is gentrification again propelling Philadelphia officials’ sudden concern about drugs? Within walking distance of the camps are luxury suites with rent up to $1,500 a month. The problem will only get worse as more condos are built and more “blighted” properties are flipped.These camps are more important than people realize. They serve as a home of sorts for those who must eke out an existence working odd jobs or begging to support their addictions and their lives. People don’t have homes to return to, but they have the camps, where they watch out for each other’s things and for the most part care for each other. They have developed a comradeship worth respecting. If the camps are destroyed, all of that is destroyed.But what does comradeship among drug addicts mean? It means that we stay alive another day. In general, it was drug users who pioneered harm reduction, allowing people to use drugs with less of a chance of dying due to addiction.The camps offer safety. When a bad batch of heroin turns up hot with fentanyl, people warn each other.The camps also provide a place to administer Narcan to people who overdose. This won’t save everyone, yet it means that some may live another day. That next day might be the day they decide to turn away from drugs and get help.Meanwhile, the city’s proposed safe injection site, not fully planned out and with no timeline for when it might open, is already facing opposition. The city government is again promising to house and treat addicts from the camps, but people aren’t falling for that again. When they attacked El Campamento last year, there weren’t enough treatment or respite beds for people displaced from the camp.The 80 respite beds available in the city are already filled with people seeking help. If the planned May 30 eviction takes place, 187 more people will need help. Even now, people looking for a bed are being turned down for treatment, despite the city paying Community Behavioral Health billions for it.People have called protests against the city’s planned evictions on May 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. Demands include halting the evictions; making CBH explain how they’ve spent money received for addiction treatment; having the city open up more respite beds; and getting CBH to allow more people to enter treatment.Until the city can provide real resident and treatment alternatives, the camps must be defended. The camps are populated by people so beaten down by capitalism that they turn to a life of drugged fantasy. They don’t want to be there, but they can’t imagine having lives that won’t lead them back to that place.We have to defeat the attacks on the camp and defeat the gentrifying forces pushing more people out onto the streets. This is true not just in Kensington, but from coast to coast. Defend your local homeless camps, bring people the supplies they need to survive, and show them that they’re in the position they’re in because capitalism is at a dead end.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
to go further Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on China Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes March 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Journalist Zan Aizong was freed on 18 August after spending a week in administrative detention. He was arrested on 11 August and accused of “spreading rumours harmful to society” for reporting on foreign websites that a protestant church being built in the southeast province of Zhejiang was demolished by the authorities on 29 July.The newspaper Haoyang Bao has fired Zan from his job as its Zhejiang bureau chief. Zan said his dismissal was ordered by the General Administration of Press and Publication. He told Reuters: “The authorities are doing whatever they can to crack down on reporters who dare to tell the truth.” He added that it would now be very hard for him to find a job with another newspaper.—————-11.08.2006Journalist arrested for posting reports about crackdown on Christians中文版本Reporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of journalist Zan Aizong, who was arrested today in Hangzhou (in the southeastern province of Zhejiang) after posting reports on the Internet about government repression of Christians.“This new arrest cruelly illustrates that it is impossible for a Chinese journalist to investigate and write about subjects such as the persecution of religious minorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “Zan had the courage to post reports on websites that he would never have been able to write for his government-controlled newspaper.”According to the Independent Chinese Pen Centre, Zan posted a report on various overseas websites on 1 August about the arrests on 29 July of about 50 Protestants who were demonstrating about the destruction of a church in Xiaoshan, in Zhejiang province. A reporter with the local daily Haiyang Bao and member of the Independent Chinese Pen Centre, Zan received a summons from the authorities on the evening of the same day that his article appeared on the Internet.Aged 37, Zan posted another report on the Internet two days later about the authorities’ attempts to put pressure on him. His defiance led to another summons the next day. The police also searched his home and seized many personal documents. He was told not to leave town and he was fired from his newspaper, which is controlled by the local authorities.Despite the threats, Zan posted an open letter to the Hangzhou chief of police on 9 August protesting against all the measures taken against him. He was arrested today and placed in administrative custody.Meanwhile, some 20 Protestants are currently being held by the Zhejiang authorities for protesting against the destruction of a church. Some of them have allegedly been tortured during interrogation.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures August 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed after one week but fired from newspaper News
Pinterest Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke discusses the results of a prostitution sting that involved nearly a dozen agencies during a news conference Thursday at the Odessa Police Department. Local NewsCrime Prostitution sting yields 62 arrests PROSTITUTION OP3.jpg Facebook PROSTITUTION OP3.jpg Previous articleCommissioners approve ‘Passport Fair’Next articleSuspect charged with two robberies admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Crime Prostitution sting yields 62 arrests Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends WhatsApp Pinterest PROSTITUTION OP3.jpg PROSTITUTION OP-7.jpg Facebook PROSTITUTION OP-5.jpg Gerke said the online stings — some of which used fake advertisements for prostitutes as young as 13 — “were fruitful, unfortunately.”“It’s a problem in any town, especially oilfield towns right now,” Gerke said, saying the “predators out there are more to blame” than the prostitutes.Police arrested 55 suspects in Odessa and seven in Midland with an average age of about 29. Eighteen of the charges were felonies and 50 were misdemeanors. Only one suspect had not been arrested by Thursday.Authorities named the investigation “Operation Gauntlet.” It was supervised by the Texas Department of Public Safety and lasted 15 days. Other agencies involved included the police departments of Midland, Andrews and Abilene, among others.Capt. Jaime Ramos of the DPS criminal investigations division said the investigation reflected an increased attention to human trafficking after another sting in 2017 resulted in the arrests of more than 30 people on prostitution-related charges.“We repeat the message again for those that didn’t hear it clearly: Stop preying on our children,” Ramos said, speaking before a screen displaying mug shots of people arrested that the captain called “The Wall of Shame.” “Stop preying in our neighborhoods. Because we are tired, and it’s a matter of time before you come knocking on our door or we come knocking on yours.”Online stings are key in disrupting modern prostitution, Gerke said.“In days of old you would set up stings on the street,” Gerke said. “That just doesn’t really work anymore. To get the real players in this you have to set up those online stings.” PROSTITUTION OP-2.jpg Police searching for man connected to hit and run PROSTITUTION OP-1.jpg During 15 days, authorities made 62 arrests, 55 in Odessa and seven in Midland, during prostitution stings and a human trafficking rescue operation. Check back later for more information. 1 of 8 WhatsApp Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – March 8, 2018 A police prostitution sting by nearly a dozen agencies netted the arrests of 62 people during 15 days, the majority of them in Odessa, authorities announced on Thursday.Charges ranged from misdemeanor prostitution to felony online solicitation of a minor. Police also arrested a 67-year-old woman, Hui Sun Lee, on one count of aggravated promotion of prostitution. The investigation relied heavily on the internet, with officers posing as prostitutes and johns.Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke said the purpose of the investigation was to combat human trafficking.“We won’t turn a blind eye,” Gerke said. “We won’t ignore those things, however distasteful they are. We will confront them and we will continue to combat those things… This was a successful operation, but it won’t be the last operation.” Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Twitter Twitter
Google+ An estimated €400,000 worth of cannabis has been seized in Castlefin.The drugs were seized as part of an intelligence led operation involving the Garda National Drug Unit, Customs Revenue Enforcement Officers, and the Divisional Drug Unit Donegal.The seizure was made shortly after 8pm on Tuesday evening.One male in his early 30’s has been arrested and is currently detained under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996 in Letterkenny Garda Station.It is the second major drugs seizure this year.In January, four people were arrested after gardai seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €360,000 in Ballybofey. Google+ News WhatsApp Twitter One man arrested as gardai seize 400 thousand euro of cannabis in Castlefin Facebook Twitter Previous articleNo evidence that G.S.O.C. was bugged – TaoiseachNext articleRepresentatives from GSOC to appear before Oireachtas Committee News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – February 11, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal
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Top StoriesPUCL Moves SC Seeking SIT Investigation Into Vikas Dubey Encounter; Judicial Probe Into Encounters & Their Political Nexus [Read Application] Akshita Saxena11 July 2020 1:24 AMShare This – xThe petition states that the police version of encounter raised “many serious questions”.The People’s Union for Civil Liberties has moved the Supreme Court expressing concern over dilution of the “Rule of Law” in view of the “shocking” Vikas Dubey encounter case. An application has been filed before the Court, seeking constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged police encounter of Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides, Amar Dubey and…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?LoginThe People’s Union for Civil Liberties has moved the Supreme Court expressing concern over dilution of the “Rule of Law” in view of the “shocking” Vikas Dubey encounter case. An application has been filed before the Court, seeking constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged police encounter of Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides, Amar Dubey and Prabhat Mishra. The application has been moved in a 2018 criminal writ petition moved by the organization, seeking CBI/SIT inquiry into thousands of police encounters that have taken place in the state of UP over the past few years. It is urged that the inquiry should be conducted by such Police Officers of integrity, who have not served in the State of Uttar Pradesh. “Police encounter/administrative liquidation is a serious crime- murder/culpable homicide and is an offence against the entire society. If such a crime is committed with the support of the State or where the State condones such an offence, it takes a very serious dimension, questioning the entire Rule of Law and governance in accordance with the Constitution,” the Petitioner submitted. Thus in the main petition, PUCL has prayed that a Monitoring Committee, headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge should enquire into the role played by all authorities/persons who have directly or indirectly supported the encounter killings by abdicating their legal duties and responsibilities. So far as the Vikas Dubey Encounter is concerned, the Petitioner said that the police version of the encounter raises many serious questions, in particular, whether they are “simple administrative liquidations”. He has therefore prayed the court to constitute a committee headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge to enquire into the encounters that have been taking place in the State of Uttar Pradesh and the Criminal Political nexus which has been prevailing in the State The application has been filed through Advocate Aparna Bhat and will be argued by Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh. Dubey was arrested from MP’s Ujjain yesterday, and was being brought to Kanpur by a convoy of the UP police, in connection with killing of eight policemen on July 3. Allegedly, the vehicle in which Dubey was seated overturned in a skid, after which Dubey is alleged to have died in cross-firing, in attempt to escape. A day prior to the encounter, a petition was filed before the Supreme Court, hinting at the possibility of Dubey being “killed” by the UP Police. “…there is every possibility that even accused Vikas Dubey shall be killed by Uttar Pradesh Police like other co-accused once his custody is obtained Uttar Pradesh Police,” the plea stated. Apart from seeking transfer of Dubey’s case to the CBI, the plea sought a thorough investigation into the “killing/alleged encounter” of Dubey’s aides who were allegedly involved in killing of eight policemen. Two letter petitions have also been sent to the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, seeking CBI/ SIT enquiry and a an independent judicial probe into the incident. Click Here To Download Application Read Application Next Story
Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp The government is coming under fire after it emerged 104 people had their pandemic unemployment pay stopped for travelling abroad.It followed checks carried out by the Department of Social Protection at airports.The department said it carried out regular inspections on people in airports.The Sunday Business Post reported that social welfare officers and gardai are checking the names of departing passengers to see if any of them are claiming welfare supports.People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett accused the government of “shocking inconsistency and double standards” over the penalty. Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Over 100 people had PUP stopped for travelling abroad Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMulti-million euro plan for reopening of schools launched todayNext articleSome social welfare payments being reverted back to weekly News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 27, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme