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Classic FM launches its new charity

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first_imgClassic FM launches its new charity Classic FM has announced the launch of a new UK-wide charity, Classic FM Music Makers, which will fund a range of projects which highlight the benefits of live classical music.Using money raised at events such as Classic FM Live, the charity will work with partner organisations including Live Music Now, Future Talent and the Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation to enable children and adults experiencing poverty, disability, illness or social exclusion to access classical music. It will also provide grants to one-off projects and to individuals.Music Makers is administered by GCap Charities, registered charity number 1091657. Advertisement 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 | 27 April 2006 | News Tagged with: Digital  20 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Marie Curie Cancer Care runs craft partnership again

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first_imgMarie Curie Cancer Care runs craft partnership again Tagged with: corporate Events Trading For the third year running Marie Curie Cancer Care is working with crafter magazine and website ‘do crafts’ to encourage thousands of crafters to take part in the ‘Create a Card for Cancer Care’ campaign to raise funds for the charity.The campaign encourages people to create hand-made cards to be sold for £1 each in Marie Curie Cancer Care Shops around the country. In the first two years of the campaign, 134,000 greeting cards have been made. In addition, each year ‘do crafts’ create a bespoke daffodil product to sell via their stockists. In 2006 an exclusive X-Cut Punch raised £30,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and 2007 saw sales of £31,000 with an Anita’s daffodil stamp. Advertisement  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 November 2007 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis From January 2008 people will be encouraged to get creative with their friends and family and to make more cards for the campaign. A limited edition Papermania Ornate daffodil stamp will be available for £4.99 RRP with £2.50 from every sale being donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “The partnership has been a great success, with more than 5,000 hours of nursing care being funded so far.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Educator worker actions heat up — Chicago to Massachusetts

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first_imgChicago teachers were still on strike in the third largest school district in the U.S. on Oct. 28.Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 — 25,000 strong — struck on Oct. 17, and were joined by 7,500 education workers from Service Employees Union [SEIU] Local 73. The city announced a tentative agreement with SEIU on Oct. 28, but still refused to come to terms with the teachers.Chicago, Oct. 17.In an Oct. 8 interview with Fight Back! News, Sarah Chambers, a special education teacher and member of the 40-person bargaining committee, explained the CTU’s goals: “This strike of more than 30,000 teachers, teacher assistants, clinicians and special ed classroom assistants with CTU and SEIU is about justice for Black and Brown students. … They deserve all the support in their schools, [and] support to deal with the trauma they experience living in the oppressive, racist system in Chicago means full-time social workers, nurses and restorative justice coordinators. Our students deserve class-size caps, with special education support, more resources and fully funded schools.”Community and union support for the Chicago teachers is running high. When Teamsters Local 705 official Juan Campos heard the CTU was planning to strike, he texted union stewards, reminding them: “Teamsters don’t cross picket lines.” Campos, whose local represents about 17,000 workers including UPS drivers in Chicago, said: “Today it’s them, tomorrow it’s us.” (tinyurl.com/yx8q9eo4)“Saturday Night Live” host Chance the Rapper used that high-profile platform on Oct. 26 to rally national support for the striking teachers in his hometown, saying “I fully support you!” A graduate of Chicago public schools, Chance was joined by three other SNL cast members with roots in the city, all wearing red CTU shirts. (tinyurl.com/yxgy9m5x)Since 2012, the CTU has prioritized rank-and-file activism, advocating for their students and going on the offensive against school privatization and other austerity measures. The success of CTU and its militant tactics significantly influenced the Red for Ed education actions that rocked the U.S. and Puerto Rico beginning in 2018. A week after the CTU members walked out, teachers in the Dedham Education Association in Massachusetts voted enthusiastically to strike Oct. 24, and by the next morning had set up picket lines at every school in town. Parents and other unionized city employees showed up with coffee and snacks, and other Massachusetts Teacher Association locals arrived for an afternoon rally, as did representatives of the Boston Teachers Union, the Massachusetts Nurses Association and the AFL-CIO.Former MTA President Barbara Madeloni delivered messages of solidarity to the Dedham teachers from striking educators in Chicago and from educators who had gone on strike in Oklahoma and West Virginia. For nearly two years, the DEA had tried for a contract with management to improve working conditions and student support. After a one-day strike and a weekend bargaining session, the teachers reached a tentative agreement with the school district on Oct. 27. (massteacher.org)Is this the beginning of a wave of more education worker walkouts and strikes?Watch for WW coverage, and check out the International Workers’ Solidarity Network for more news at workersolidarity.net.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress: November 12 – November 18: White House officials say they will suspend Jim Acosta’s press pass again

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first_img SAUL LOEB / AFP June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en White House officials sent CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta a letter on November 16 saying they will suspend his press pass at the expiration of the temporary restraining order CNN had won in court earlier that day. The temporary restraining order immediately restored press credentials the White House had revoked from Acosta on November 7, though this order is set to expire after 14 days. This ruling, which is the first a federal judge has made in the lawsuit CNN filed against the White House on November 13, was granted in favor of the media organization’s argument that the White House violated Acosta’s Fifth Amendment due process rights. In his daily newsletter, CNN’s Brian Stelter suggested the White House may now be trying to create a “paper trail” that could pass for due process. CNN responded to this in a statement: “The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution. These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.” Stelter reported that CNN has since filed new papers with the court in order to proceed with their request for a preliminary injunction to prevent future revocation of Acosta’s credentials and protect other reporters from similar retaliation. The judge emphasized on November 16 that he was not yet ruling on First Amendment claims CNN made against the White House. In oral arguments on November 14, White House lawyers argued President Donald Trump can exclude any reporter from the White House, and that there is “no First Amendment right … for journalists to be there.” Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of November 12 – November 18: President Trump lambasted the “fake news media” during an interview with FOX News’ Chris Wallace on November 18, calling reporting on him “fake” and “disgusting.” When Wallace told President Trump he is seen around the world as a “beacon for repression,” the president responded, “The news about me is largely phony,” and that news organizations use many made-up sources in their reporting on him. Later in the interview, President Trump claimed: “Fake reporting is what’s tearing this country apart.” The president’s antagonistic relationship with the press recently escalated when the White House suspended CNN’s Jim Acosta press pass after a November 7 press conference. News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information FBI tells journalists pipe bomb suspect googled them prior to his arrest News News For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. President Trump criticizes “fake news” during FOX interview NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas to go further The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. Follow the news on United States White House officials say they will suspend Jim Acosta’s press pass again WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists At least two journalists tweeted last week that the FBI notified them Cesar Sayoc, the man who was charged with sending pipe bombs to CNN and several well-known critics of President Donald Trump, had googled their names prior to his arrest. Jenny Jarvie, a Los Angeles Times reporter based in Atlanta, wrote on November 14 that she had received “a visit from two special agents for the FBI who informed [her] that Cesar Sayoc, the suspected pipe bomber, conducted searches of [her] name before he was arrested. Fellow reporters, be vigilant!” A day later, Los Angeles Times reporter Eli Stokols retweeted Jarvie’s statement, writing: “Just got a call from an FBI agent telling me the same.” Authorities have reported since his arrest that Sayoc had created a potential target list with names of more than 100 politicians, journalists, and entertainers. News Organisation November 19, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress: November 12 – November 18: White House officials say they will suspend Jim Acosta’s press pass again April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Russia rejects Western criticism over Navalny’s prison term

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first_imgLocal NewsUS NewsWorld News Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest Police officers detain a Navalny supporter at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. A Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than 2 1/2 years on charges that he violated the terms of his probation while he was recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who is the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, had earlier denounced the proceedings as a vain attempt by the Kremlin to scare millions of Russians into submission. Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Russia rejects Western criticism over Navalny’s prison term WhatsApp TAGS  Previous articleUnited States Psoriatic Arthritis Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021: Epidemiology, Key Products Marketed, Market Valuations and Forecast, Drugs Sales and Market Shares – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleFeaturing Top 5 Vendors in the Global Academic E-learning Market Report | Competitive Landscape and Key Product Offerings | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

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first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Previous articleBiden defends progress on COVID as weather delays 6M shotsNext articleExplore Employment With Your Own Team Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Local NewsBusinessStateUS News Facebook A volunteer hands a box of food to Jasmine Franklin, right, at a San Antonio Food Bank drive-through food distribution site held at Rackspace Technology, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in San Antonio.center_img WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook Twitter Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water Pinterestlast_img read more

U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Ticking FDCPA Timer

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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Ticking FDCPA Timer Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO January 8, 2020 2,406 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Ticking FDCPA Timer Tagged with: Collection debt FDCPA Collection debt FDCPA 2020-01-08 Seth Welborn In Rotkiske v. Klemm, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 7521, the United States Supreme Court resolved a dispute between the federal appellate circuits regarding when the statute of limitations begins to run under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act).A statute of limitations is the amount of time permitted to bring a particular court action—in other words, it’s the ticking timer. Typically, once that countdown ends, or in legal terms, the limitations period expires, the right to sue expires along with it.The FDCPA, which is a federal Act designed to keep debt collectors in-check, permits suits “within one year from the date on which the violation occurs.” 15 U.S.C. §1692k(d). Although this language appears to be rather clear-cut, in law, shadows can often be created out of seemingly transparent passages.In Mangum v. Action Collection Serv, Inc., 575 F.3d 925 (9th Cir., 2009), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that all federal statutes of limitation, including the FDCPA’s, begin to run “when the plaintiff knows or had reason to know of the injury.” Id. at 940.  This rule, otherwise known as the discovery rule, sets the clock to begin ticking only upon the detection, rather than the occurrence of the violation, despite the contradicting language of the FDCPA itself, thereby greatly expanding the timeframe to litigate for many possible suits.However, in a later case, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals declined to follow this path, reiterating that the FDCPA statute of limitations runs from “the date on which the violation occurs.” Rotkiske v.  Klemm, 890 F.3d 422 (3rd Cir., 2018.) In doing so, the Court directly rejected the Ninth Circuit’s approach and refused to apply a broad discovery rule to all federal limitations periods.To silence its squabbling children, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to weigh-in—legally phrased as granting certiorari to resolve an appellate conflict—and deemed the Third Circuit the victor. The Court held that “[t]he FDCPA limitations period begins to run on the date the alleged FDCPA violation actually happened. We must presume that Congress ‘says in a statute what it means and means in a statute what it says…’” Rotkiske v. Klemm, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 7521, *8. In appearing to chastise the Ninth Circuit, the High Court went on to state that “[i]t is not our role to second-guess Congress’ decision to include a ‘violation occurs’ provision, rather than a discovery provision…[w]e simply enforce the value judgments made by Congress.” Id. at *10.However, a door to widening the limitations period was left distinctly ajar, as the Supreme Court carefully stated that it was not deciding whether the application of “equitable doctrines” would be permissible. According to the Court, this issue wasn’t properly presented, and therefore wouldn’t be determined. Nonetheless, the Court distinctly acknowledged the existence of something known as the “fraud discovery rule.” Id. at *11.The fraud discovery rule, a close cousin to the similarly worded ‘discovery rule,’ states that “where a plaintiff has been injured by fraud and remains in ignorance of it without any fault or want of diligence or care on his part, the bar of the statute [of limitations] does not begin to run until the fraud is discovered.” Id. at *13-14. More simply stated, under the fraud discovery rule, a delayed clock start time is permitted when fraud exists.In dissent, Justice Ginsburg, although agreeing with the Supreme Court’s disallowance of the general discovery rule, argued that the fraud discovery rule was properly presented and should have been ruled upon. Moreover, she stated that she would have held that “the [fraud discovery] rule governs if either the conduct giving rise to the claim is fraudulent, or if fraud infects the manner in which the claim is presented.”  Of course, fraud allegations must typically be pled with particularity, so specific facts regarding the fraud would still be needed.Regardless, absent allegations of fraud, it’s now clear that the ticking timer for FDCPA suits really does begin on the date of the violation, just as the FDCPA dictates, which finally brings long-awaited certainty to the interpretation of already definitive language.center_img Lauren Riddick handles contested foreclosure matters as a member of the Codilis & Associates, P.C.’s Contested Litigation Unit and also assists with title matters. She joined the firm in August 2013. Prior to joining the firm, she was an Adjunct Professor of Law with several colleges and a Securities Attorney for a large broker-dealer in Florida. Riddick is a member of the Illinois and Florida Bar Associations. She received her Juris Doctor in 2001 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and her Bachelor of Science in 1998 from the University of Florida. Previous: Navigating Opportunity Zones Investment Regulation Next: Wells Fargo Names New Risk Officer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Lauren Riddick The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Edith Stokey, 1923-2012

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first_imgThe Harvard Kennedy School community is mourning the loss of Edith Stokey – economist, teacher, administrator, and “founding mother” of Harvard Kennedy School – who died during the evening of Jan. 16. She was 88.Stokey was a true believer in the Kennedy School’s mission. Since being recruited by Richard Zeckhauser in 1971, Stokey served many years as secretary of the school and associate academic dean. She worked with many deans and professors, providing perspective and good counsel to each.“Edith took me under her wing when I started as a struggling, new assistant professor teaching economics,” said Dean David T. Ellwood. “She was a remarkable mentor and friend. I still use her lessons every day.”Stokey taught microeconomics as well as public sector operations research to many generations of Kennedy School students. She helped craft admissions and curriculum policy and in so many ways helped to shape many aspects of today’s curriculum.“We constantly ask ourselves ‘What do we think a student needs in order to certify him for public service?’” she said. “The answer, unfortunately, is more than we can possibly do in one or two years. There is far too much to do.”Though she officially retired in 2000, becoming lecturer in public policy, emerita, she continued to be deeply engaged with the school, retaining her office in the Littauer Building and keeping office hours for many years.Her dry humor and keen intellect were admired and respected by faculty and students alike. Her “A Primer for Policy Analysis,” co-written with Richard Zeckhauser, is still used in schools of public policy throughout the country.last_img read more

The Art of the Possible

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first_imgAs IT professionals, we have never been strangers to change.  New technologies have come and gone…some minor, some quite disruptive.  However, the Third Platform is upon us and has opened the door to new opportunities to drive performance, agility and value for our businesses.While I’ve been a part of each platform throughout my 30+ years in the industry, this is the first time that so many trends – cloud, Big Data, analytics, mobile, social, digital and security – have converged simultaneously.  This presents some challenges for CIOs and IT professionals.For instance, a recent Economist Intelligence Unit Survey cited that while 92% of those surveyed are familiar with these emerging technologies and trends, only 50% know how to integrate them into their business.That said, forever the optimist, I am excited about exploring the “art of the possible” to disrupt not only how we deliver IT, but how our users consume and drive value in this third platform.  So where do we start?In my opinion, we start with the business.  Our first priority should be engaging more closely with the business; conversing in their language; understanding their expectations; and demonstrating how IT can quickly unlock agility and revenue opportunities.Within EMC IT, we built an industry-leading cloud infrastructure, which is the foundation for our third platform approach.  We are delving deeper into Big Data and offering business analytics as a service; we’re building mobile apps; and we’re starting to offer a more convenient and contemporary experience for employees.  For example, we recently began rolling out an enterprise version of Syncplicity to encourage sharing and collaboration.  But we have a long way to go.For years, we have clamored for a seat at the table.  If we want to be a contemporary IT organization, we need to partner even closer with the business and explore how we can unlock the art of the possible to make our business users more agile and productive.  The third platform has given us our seat at the table…and it is ours to lose.How are you embracing the third platform?last_img read more

Foot of snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travel

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first_imgOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed parts of the Southwest with snow. The storms disrupted travel and shuttered many schools. There were closures of several coronavirus testing sites on Monday and Tuesday in Nebraska and Iowa. Both states saw 12 to 15 inches of snow in places. At least 4 inches of snow was expected through Tuesday across most of an area stretching from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan. The storm made travel treacherous in places as wind-whipped snow piled up. In the Southwest, more than a foot of snow fell in the mountains of Southern California, Nevada and Arizona.last_img read more