AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Consultancy hosts schools fundraising event 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. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 21 June 2007 | News 2into3 will provide copies of the presentations to any one interested. Please email Harvey Duthie at [email protected] or visit the company website. 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity consultancy 2into3 has hosted an event in Dublin to examine school fundraising, a growing area of fundraising in Ireland. ‘School Fundraising in Ireland’ attracted interest from throughout the country. The event at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin included speakers Jenni Barrett, Executive Director of the Clongowes Wood College Foundation, Richard Morton from Rockboro School in Cork and Dennis O’Connor from 2into3.Attendees were given presentations followed by an open forum discussion about their own plans and aspirations and also to heard how other schools had brought their own campaigns to fruition. Schools from Dublin, Kildare, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Kilkenny were represented. Advertisement
BT is donating £500,000 to provide modern technology to schools in poor rural areas of China to improve access to high quality education. BT’s support of UNICEF’s work is expected to benefit up to 6,000 students and 1,700 teachers in 40 schools across four provinces.The initiative is the third phase of BT and UNICEF’s Inspiring Young Minds programme, a £1.5 million global development partnership designed to bring education, technology and communication skills to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa, Brazil and China.Activities supported by BT will include establishing an online learning community to enable teachers to explore information from the internet, to learn from each other and to share teaching resources. Advertisement 21 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Since the launch of the partnership in 2007, employee fundraising in BT has contributed a further £375,000 to UNICEF in addition to the corporate donation of £500,000 per country.www.unicef.org.uk Howard Lake | 28 May 2009 | News BT donates £500,000 to UNICEF schools programme in rural China 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. Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Facebook Twitter Home Energy NREL Issues Report After Reviewing E15 Studies Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service By Gary Truitt – Oct 10, 2013 SHARE NREL Issues Report After Reviewing E15 Studies The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has reviewed 43 studies on the effects of E15 on engine durability, emissions and other factors and issued a report that says the available literature did not show meaningful differences between E15 and E10 in any performance category. As for the Coordinating Research Council’s engine durability study – NREL found the conclusion that engines will experience mechanical engine failure when operating on E15 is not supported by the data. NREL’s objective was to assess the research conducted to date regarding the effects of E15 in model year 2001 and newer vehicles – including aspects not considered by the Environmental Protection Agency when approving the ethanol blend. Further underscoring EPA approval of the safety and efficacy of E15 – NREL experts found that 2001 and newer vehicles are well equipped to adapt to the ethanol content in both E10 and E15.Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen says the disputed CRC engine durability study has been at the center of Big Oil’s political crusade against E15. He adds that policymakers have been given the false impression that the CRC project is the one and only study that has been conducted on E15. But he says the NREL report reflects a substantial review of literature on E15 research showing no meaningful concern with using the fuel and exposes the many methodological shortcomings of studies the American Petroleum Institute is citing on engine durability.Dinneen says it’s time for Big Oil to start paying attention to the overwhelming data and real world experience demonstrating the efficacy of E15. The NREL report identified numerous flaws and gaps in several of the studies reviewed. Regarding the CRC engine durability study – NREL cited faulty leakdown failure criteria, failure to use E10 as a control fuel and inappropriate statistical analysis. According to Dinneen – by critically examining the universe of studies on mid-level ethanol blends – the NREL report brings important context and scientific credibility back to the debate over E15. He says the report provides an appreciation for the entire body of scientific work on E15 and will undoubtedly assist policymakers and the public in recognizing the substantial body of research that has been conducted on E15 showing no evidence of deterioration in engine durability or maintenance issues. SHARE Previous articlePoor stalk Health Means Corn Growers Must Prioritize HarvestNext articleFalling Feed Prices Push Hogs Back to Profitable Side Gary Truitt
News News Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison RSF_en Sadio Kante Morel, a freelance journalist who has been in the government’s sights for months, was expelled from the Republic of Congo on the night of 22 September on the spurious grounds that she is not Congolese and was residing in the country illegally. Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica A former Reuters reporter, Kante Morel has often been virulent in her criticism of the government, in contrast to many of her colleagues, who resort to self-censorship as a way to survive.When armed men invaded TV journalist Elie Smith’s home on 10 September, Kante Morel was the first one to report it. In September 2013, police roughed her up when she tried to cover the trial of Marcel Ntsourou, an army colonel.Respect for media freedom has been declining in recent months amid plans to hold a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would allow President Denis Sassou-Nguesso to run for another term in 2016.The Republic of Congo is ranked 82nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(photo : Sadio Kante Morel) Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville March 5, 2021 Find out more Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release Organisation to go further Receive email alerts News Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month In the Malian capital of Bamako, where she has found refuge, Kante Morel said she is the victim of an act of injustice. As someone born in the Congolese capital of Brazzaville, she automatically has Congolese citizenship. “Was this a bureaucratic error or an excuse for getting rid of journalist who had become a nuisance?” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“The authorities’ recent behaviour towards the media inclines us towards the second hypothesis. Either way, we urge the government to immediately rescind her expulsion, which is unacceptable.” March 31, 2021 Find out more May 4, 2021 Find out more September 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Congolese authorities expel troublesome journalist News Help by sharing this information
Reports ColombiaAmericas RSF_en Photo: Le Figaro Slideshow: El Espectador Organisation Reporters Without Borders calls for full respect for the work of journalists by President Juan Manuel Santos’ government and members of the armed forces, both acting and retired, following the latest allegations of Colombia government spying on the media.The Miami-based Spanish-language TV station Univision reported on 8 February that at least 2,600 emails between foreign reporters and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were intercepted after peace talks resumed between FARC and Colombian government representatives in Havana in January.These emails, to which Univision gained access, were intercepted by a digital surveillance unit that is almost certainly under Colombian government control.The unit allegedly spied on email exchanges between journalists and the two FARC spokesmen responsible for the negotiations since their resumption in January – Hermes Aguilar and Fernando Salcedo.The news media affected included international news organizations such as Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the Spanish News Agency EFE and Reuters, and Colombia media such as Radio Caracol, El Tiempo, the TV programme Noticias Uno and the online newspaper El Turbión.Such surveillance constitutes a clear violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, comparable to last May’s revelation of the US government’s seizure of the Associated Press’s phone records, and directly undermines the ability of reporters to investigate sensitive subjects of public interest.The confidentiality of journalists’ sources is protected in Colombia by the Constitution and Constitutional Court case law. “Have the Colombian authorities learned nothing from the ‘Dasgate’ spying scandal?” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We urge them to take concrete steps to end such practices. And we call for a parliamentary commission of enquiry to establish the government’s role and to ensure that journalists are protected against any future government spying. “Despite continuing judicial proceedings, the intensive surveillance apparatus put in place under former President Alvaro Uribe does not seem to have been dismantled. This shows that the authorities do not respect the work that journalist do, providing the public with information.”This is unfortunately not the first time that the Colombian authorities have spied on journalists. The chuzadas (phone-tapping) scandal that broke in 2010 has not been forgotten.Dozens of journalists, news agencies and NGOs, including the International Federation for Human Rights and OXFAM Solidarity, filed complaints accusing Uribe of responsibility for the surveillance, threats and illegal phone tapping to which they were subjected during his two-term presidency (2002-2010).None of these proceedings has so far made any kind of progress and all of the abuses by Colombia’s leading intelligence agency, the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), are still unpunished.The sole exception is the investigation that was initiated in response to the many complaints filed since 2003 by the journalist Claudia Julieta Duque of the human rights radio station Nizkor, who was the victim of psychological torture. However, not even Duque’s case has so far come to trial.Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about the fact that journalists and media that cover judicial proceedings and investigations of a political nature are subject to constant harassment by a group of former military officers.In an RCN radio interview yesterday with Brig. Gen. Jaime Ruiz Barrera, who heads the association of former Colombian military officers, journalist Vicky Dávila expressed concern about his comments.He referred to investigative reporting as “media smear campaigns” and condemned “insidious, capricious and malicious journalists who help dark forces and the FARC to work against the government.” Follow the news on Colombia February 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Spying on journalists compromises coverage of peace talks News Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more News News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia to go further October 21, 2020 Find out more
Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Mike Kefalas of J.K. Volvo Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Cover Story Buying a Used Car? Here Are Top Tips from a Local Expert By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Monday, October 19, 2015 | 3:37 pm 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. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Is it time to get a new set of wheels? There are probably hundreds of options out there that seem to fit your criteria. (Has the internet really made car-hunting easier?) But, if you’ve ever heard the saying that a car loses value as soon as your drive it off the lot, you know that a used car may be your best bet. Buying a used car isn’t as easy as it sounds.Pasadena Now sat down with a car business insider to get you the best advice on how to buy a used car. Mike Kefalas of J.K. Volvo has some great tips to make sure you’re not stuck with a lemon. Mike’s father opened the original Volvo repair shop in Pasadena in 1969 and Mike practically grew up in the repair bays.“I was basically born into [the car] business. My entire life has been cars and automotive,” says Kefalas. He really knows cars.When shopping for a car, Kefalas suggests that buyers do their research on the year and the make of the model and find an auto repair shop that specializes in that specific car. He also advises buyers to get a pre-purchase check-up because professionals can spot many warning signs that consumers can’t.Kefalas adds that when testing out a used car, it’s smart to put it through its paces. Try the windshield wipers, AC and heat, make sure you can open the truck and execute all necessary driving maneuvers. Some wear and tear is normal, but it’s never ok to buy a car you feel unsafe driving. Ask for a second opinion if you’re unsure but remember that there are some things that just can’t be fixed.After you get your car home, it’s important to keep up with your investment. Proper maintenance is a key part of keeping a car in good health. It also helps you get the best price when it comes time for resale.“Back when the cars are simpler, repairs were simpler and less frequent [there was] more longevity to a car,” he said. Now, waiting for an oil change or skipping a check up can put you on the fast-track to a damaged car.Kefalas also advises customers to look at the cost to maintain the vehicle, not just the purchase price.“Different cars have different related maintenance cost,” he said. It’s important to remember that a car is not a one-time expense. Always budget for insurance, maintenance, repair and gas. When it’s time to buy your next set of wheels, consider a used car. Do your research, take your time testing and make sure you don’t drive off in a jalopy.J.K. Volvo is located at 1587 E. Walnut Street in Pasadena. Call Mike at (626) 792-2240 or visit www.jkvolvospecialists.com for more information. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Major survey reveals mixed attitudes to OH services across industryOccupational health services are in need of major improvement, the CBI hasacknowledged. In a large-scale survey of companies employing a total of 1.8 millionpeople, the employers’ body uncovered a patchy approach to OH, with fewer thanhalf of construction firms giving it a high priority. Other safety-critical industries showed a more responsible approach, with 71per cent of offshore enterprises and 64 per cent of those in the chemicalssector considering occupational health a high priority. But the true picture may be worse. Because the sample was self-selecting, itreflected the views of those more likely to have an interest in OH, said theCBI. The confederation urged partnerships between employers, trade unions,Government and employees to improve health in the workplace. It said smaller companies received inadequate advice and the Health &Safety Executive should shift its emphasis from target-setting to providingsupport and guidance. It concluded that specialist OH providers were the mostappropriate for smaller firms and called for financial incentives to use them,and for insurance companies to encourage greater take-up. The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners welcomed theCBI’s initiative in urging its members to make OH a priority. “It is not acore part of business at present and we welcome anything that can be done topersuade people to recognise it more,” said AOHNP secretary Cathy Howells.The CBI report includes good practice case studies. In one, a medium-sizedmanufacturer cut the number of days lost through musculo-skeletal disorders by47 per cent after introducing manual handling instruction and a physiotherapyservice. It also gives data, broken down by sector and size of organisation, onsickness absence and OH services. www.cbi.org.uk Comments are closed. CBI calls for better approach to OHOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Many species have been heavily exploited by man leading to local extirpations, yet few studies have attempted to unravel subsequent recolonization histories. This has led to a significant gap in our knowledge of the long-term effects of exploitation on the amount and structure of contemporary genetic variation, with important implications for conservation. The Antarctic fur seal provides an interesting case in point, having been virtually exterminated in the nineteenth century but subsequently staged a dramatic recovery to recolonize much of its original range. Consequently, we evaluated the hypothesis that South Georgia (SG), where a few million seals currently breed, was the main source of immigrants to other locations including Livingston Island (LI), by genotyping 366 individuals from these two populations at 17 microsatellite loci and sequencing a 263 bp fragment of the mitochondrial hypervariable region 1. Contrary to expectations, we found highly significant genetic differences at both types of marker, with 51% of LI individuals carrying haplotypes that were not observed in 246 animals from SG. Moreover, the youngest of three sequentially founded colonies at LI showed greater similarity to SG at mitochondrial DNA than microsatellites, implying temporal and sex-specific variation in recolonization. Our findings emphasize the importance of relict populations and provide insights into the mechanisms by which severely depleted populations can recover while maintaining surprisingly high levels of genetic diversity.