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Begbies warns over companies on the brink

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first_img John Dunne Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Stories whatsapp Wednesday 13 April 2011 3:49 am The number of British companies in serious financial distress soared in the first quarter with restaurants, professional services businesses and the leisure industry in particular difficulty, a report showed.Begbies Traynor, a corporate recovery company that helps wind up or restructure firms, said its Red Flag Alert database showed 186,554 UK businesses were facing significant or critical problems in the first three months of this year.That represents a 15 percent increase on the 161,601 tally recorded a year ago, according to the report which is created from a database of over six million records relating to businesses in the UK and monitors early warning signs of company distress.“Compared with our figures for food retail which show little change, it seems likely that a fall in consumer confidence and spending power driven by anticipated job losses lies at the core of the leisure sector’s troubles,” Ric Traynor, executive chairman of Begbies Traynor, said in a statement on Wednesday.The jump in the number of companies in difficulty was even bigger when compared with the final three months of 2010 and Begbies noted that while there is typically always an increase in the first quarter the 26 per cent rise was significantly worse than the 14 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase seen last year.The company said that while there had been an overall improvement in some sectors less dependent on discretionary spending, such as food and beverage manufacturing, there had been a 68 percent surge year-on-year in the number of businesses showing signs of distress in the bar and restaurants sector.For the leisure and culture industries there was a 60 per cent increase in problems while sports and culture were also above average at 23 per cent.Begbies also said it had seen a “rising tide” of professional services companies facing significant or critical problems with a 61 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2010.In particular, high levels of legal actions taken against debtors indicated creditors are attempting to maximise cash collection as higher oil prices and VAT make cash flow and credit control essential priorities, the company noted.“January 2011 marked the beginning of widespread 90-day consultations on job cuts resulting from October’s Comprehensive Spending Review,” the company said. “A significant number of public sector staff will have received formal notification of impending redundancies which will have had an impact on discretionary consumer spending.”The report follows data on Tuesday which indicated British retail sales fell at their fastest annual pace in nearly six years and house prices fell while a surprise easing in inflation reduced pressure for an interest rate hike. Begbies warns over companies on the brink Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Managing Chronic Pain With And Without Opioids

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first_imgFrom Florida Hospital – Apopka Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Previous articleFive Things to Know about Bees and BeekeepingNext articleSunRail Closed today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img For many people, coping with pain is a daily way of life. Injuries or conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia can cause pain that lasts for years. And unfortunately, many who experience chronic pain feel that their treatment options are limited.“Chronic pain is very difficult for a person to cope with,” says Kayvan Ariani, MD, an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist at Florida Hospital. “It is very tempting after months or even years of chronic pain to lose hope.”The good news, he says, is that often times, a balanced, multimodal treatment plan can lead to improvement in pain experience, patient function and satisfaction with life.“Partnering with a pain physician can be helpful in terms of reviewing the potential causes of your pain and looking at a wide array of treatment options,” Dr. Ariani says. “I encourage you to be open minded when discussing a treatment plan with your pain physician and maximize the use of low-risk options if you’re suffering from chronic pain.”What is the first step?“The most important intervention for a patient experiencing chronic daily pain is to be evaluated by a board-certified pain physician,” explains Dr. Ariani. The first steps in assessing a patient’s pain complaints includes:Reviewing the patient’s historyPerforming a physical examReviewing diagnostic studies such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans or lab workFully evaluating a patient with chronic pain can be complex. Chronic pain is an experience that can have both physical and emotional factors that contribute to the patient’s pain experience and lead to functional decline. An experienced pain physician can assess factors that may be contributing to a patient’s pain experience and then develop a multimodal treatment plan that can improve the patient’s pain and optimize functionality.What treatments are available?“In some cases, the treatment may be a straightforward procedure, such as an injection. Injections may be helpful in terms of both diagnosis and treatment of pain conditions. In other cases, a multimodal treatment plan may be recommended.”A multimodal treatment plan may include a combination of the following treatments:analgesic medicationsinjection/interventional therapyphysical therapy/rehabilitative care.“Certain patients may benefit from referral to a pain psychologist,” he elaborates. “A pain psychologist may help patients learn techniques such as biofeedback, relaxation, imagery and diaphragmatic breathing that can be helpful in gaining some control over their pain.  Working with a pain psychologist may also allow them to develop more constructive thoughts and healthy behaviors in relation to their pain. In addition, a pain psychologist can assess them for issues such as anxiety and depression that can develop over time in patients who experience chronic daily pain.”Next steps in treating a patient with chronic pain:A multidisciplinary team of providers (pain physician, physical therapist, pain psychologist) communicate their assessments of the patient to one another.Then, a coordinated and optimized treatment plan can be tailored specifically for the patient.Ultimately, this unique assessment for each patient allows application of the proper tools to improve a patient’s pain experience and optimize the patient’s functionality.What are the alternatives to opiates in treating chronic pain?“There are many alternatives. Injection therapy can have a therapeutic impact in terms of interrupting the pain cycle in a patient and/or providing an anti-inflammatory effect. Other interventional techniques, in the appropriate patient candidate, may significantly improve pain experience and functionality.Both passive and active physical therapy tools used by the physical therapist can help manage the patient’s pain and return to normal functioning.In the analgesic arena, there are non-opiate medications that can be prescribed to help avoid or minimize the need for opiates. A pain physician can assess your pain and determine appropriate medications that may be helpful for you while minimizing risk. In some cases, opiate therapy can be a reasonable tool to enhance functionality if you have chronic pain.It’s important to understand that there’s a risk of physical dependence and opiate tolerance with opiate therapy. In some cases, these risks are outweighed by significant pain relief and improvement in a patient’s quality of life. Using the lowest possible dose can help avoid side effects.”What are some tips to facing chronic pain without medication?“It’s important to have a broad, balanced, multi-modal approach to managing chronic pain. Proper sleep and nutrition as well as an appropriate level of physical activity are important foundational tools in managing chronic pain. Maximizing your use of low-risk foundational tools will enhance the effects of specific treatments provided by your pain management team.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Granite Ridge / DYNIA ARCHITECTS

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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884193/granite-ridge-dynia-architects Clipboard Granite Ridge / DYNIA ARCHITECTSSave this projectSaveGranite Ridge / DYNIA ARCHITECTS ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884193/granite-ridge-dynia-architects Clipboard Contractor: Architects: DYNIA ARCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Teton Village, United States Granite Ridge / DYNIA ARCHITECTS Save this picture!© David Agnello+ 21 Share CopyAbout this officeDYNIA ARCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTeton VillageUnited StatesPublished on December 01, 2017Cite: “Granite Ridge / DYNIA ARCHITECTS” 01 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Two Ocean Builders United States ArchDaily City:Teton VillageCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David AgnelloRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. This slope side 8,500 square foot residence at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was designed to host a Brazilian restaurateur’s large extended family during their summer and winter retreats. Rigorous community design guidelines influenced the low-key exterior; vertically stacked Oakley stone is juxtaposed with horizontal planks of naturally patinated Montana wind fencing. The interior finishes are an elegant and restrained material palette of white oak, grey stone, and white drywall. Large windows and an extensive interior glazing package, including a glass floor above the entry, allows for maximum light infiltration and visually connects the two levels of the home.Save this picture!© David AgnelloThe main living spaces sit above the densely wooded canopy on the second floor, capturing mountain views to the south and southwest. A custom Bulthaup kitchen is a blend of oak and stainless steel cabinetry, fixtures, and countertops. Situated above the gas range is a Gorgona range hood. Windows are placed under the custom designed open upper cabinet in lieu of a backsplash and a large picture window facing the ski slope is framed with oak panels. Designed for entertaining, the oak waterfall counter seats eight next to an expansive walnut dining table for 12.Save this picture!© David AgnelloOakley stone wraps the dual sided fireplace separating the dining room from the living area. Furnishings in walnut and shades of grey define two seating zones in the living room. Oak plank paneled feature walls, a modern play on the log cabin, punctuate the smooth white drywall. The home sleeps thirty guests; six bedrooms and custom designed bunk spaces on the lower level accommodate a growing extended family. The home was designed and constructed on a strict 18-month schedule, in time for the family to enjoy the 2015 ski season.Save this picture!© David AgnelloSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© David AgnelloProject gallerySee allShow lessWinning Yisabu Dokdo Memorial Park Entry Excavates Site to Celebrate the Journey of …Architecture NewsThe Ultimate Guide to the World’s Architecture and Design BiennialsArchitecture News Share Photographs:  David Agnello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Stephen Dynia, Karen Parent Houses Lead Architects: Area:  8500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: Bulthaup, Montigo, Oakley Stone 2015 “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

A House in Rasu Namai / Inblum Architects

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first_imgA House in Rasu Namai / Inblum ArchitectsSave this projectSaveA House in Rasu Namai / Inblum Architects Photographs Manufacturers: Vibia, Carpyen, Muuto, PapadatosSave this picture!© Darius PetrulaitisRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. As if hanging over the historical walls of the ammunition depots, the house is part of the Rasų Quarter located in Pavilniai Regional Park.  Here the houses of the archetype traditional silhouette harmoniously merge with the environment. The large showcase windows overlook slopes and valleys of the regional park, filling the interior with gorgeous landscapes.Save this picture!© Norbert TukajIt is this landscape that shaped the interior concept supporting the quarter’s architectural idea to merge with the environment, to create an unbroken link between the exterior and interior, and maybe to allow nature’s certain domination over architecture. In that way it was thought to create an interior following the conceived architectural forms. The interior elements are only meant to bring forth and emphasize the existing proportions of the house, which are especially distinctive on the first floor.Save this picture!© Darius PetrulaitisThis two-storey, 96 sq.m house is intended for a young four-person family, its compactness reminding us of the Japanese arrangement of spaces. Therefore, in solving the functional structure of these houses maximum space is given to storage, and utilitarian solutions are aestheticized through minimalist design and materiality. This is why it is sometimes not easy to tell whether you it is a door to another room or closet or it is just a wall finish.Save this picture!© Darius PetrulaitisThe ground floor has bedrooms and a bathroom. The first floor is given to a living room with kitchen. The kitchen element is designed as a separate, lower volume with a ‘roof’ for cosy sitting, reading books and children’s games. This volume alludes to a large stove found in fairy tale forest huts. As the children are still too small, for safety reasons there is no ladder.Save this picture!© Darius PetrulaitisThe outer shell of the interior spaces is white from floor to ceiling so as to frame the environment. Most of solid and decorative elements of the furniture are constructed from CLT pine panels. In this interior natural wood is not a random choice. This is continuity. The concrete structures of the house are painted white so as to preserve the concrete texture. This is tactility. Save this picture!© Darius PetrulaitisProject gallerySee allShow lessEID Architecture Creates Twisting Supertall Tower for Fuzhou, ChinaArchitecture NewsHussein Bin Talal Park / Strelka Architects + Strelka KB + SnøhettaSelected Projects Share Lithuania ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Darius Petrulaitis+ 29Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905611/a-house-in-rasu-namai-inblum-architects Clipboard Houses Architects: Inblum Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905611/a-house-in-rasu-namai-inblum-architects Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Vilnius, Lithuania A House in Rasu Namai / Inblum Architects 2018 Projects Photographs:  Darius Petrulaitis, Norbert Tukaj Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeInblum ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilniusLithuaniaPublished on December 08, 2018Cite: “A House in Rasu Namai / Inblum Architects” 08 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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CAF says payroll giving still not achieving its potential

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first_imgCAF says payroll giving still not achieving its potential Howard Lake | 11 April 2007 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) is calling on both charities and employers to make greater use of payroll giving. It acknowledges that, 20 years after it was introduced, it has still not achieved its potential.Currently around 1% of voluntary donations is made via payroll giving, amounting to £83 million in 2005/06. In all, only 578,000 of today’s workforce give to charity through their pay – just 2%.Yet this is despite 20 years of marketing and promotion by charities and a range of incentives over the years which have included a 10% top up on all payroll donations and grants for SMEs looking to set up the scheme. Advertisement The poor take up of payroll giving has been present since it was introduced in 1987. In its first year (1987/88) payroll donations brought in just £1.2 million.CAF operates payroll giving agency Give As You Earn, which handles two thirds of all payroll donations. Russell Prior, Executive Director of Company Giving Services at CAF, said: “Payroll giving offers a hugely effective way in which charities can build sustainable funding streams. We should use this 20 year anniversary to reflect on how the sector might make better use of the scheme and ensure the story of Give As You Earn does not become one of lost opportunity and unrealised potential.”center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Apple Pay donations open to UK charities

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first_img 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: Apple Digital mobile payment Large UK charities can now receive instant donations via Apple Pay, expanding the options for donors of giving easily and securely to charities.Apple Pay makes online shopping in apps and on websites as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID. As a result there is no need manually to fill out lengthy forms or repeatedly type in address and billing information. Supporters only need to fill in details once and can continue to make payments with just a click and a thumb authorisation.The first UK charities to offer Donate with Apple Pay are ActionAid UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Comic Relief, Concern Worldwide (UK), DEC, Marie Curie, Oxfam, (RED), RNIB, RNLI, RSPB, RSPCA, Scope, Sightsavers, The Royal British Legion, Unicef UK, VSO, WaterAid, and WWF-UK.  537 total views,  1 views today Secure paymentsWhen you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.Timely opportunitiesExpanding simple and secure methods of digital giving will no doubt help many charities. For Comic Relief it comes at an opportune time, just two weeks ahead of Red Nose Day 2017.Zenon Hannick, Chief Technology Officer at Comic Relief said: “We are really excited to be offering our supporters the chance to donate using Apple Pay during Red Nose Day on March 24th. We are confident it will be making a donation to Comic Relief even easier, helping us raise more money to help and support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and some of the world’s poorest communities.”Oxfam, which launched its MyOxfam app in January, linked its acceptance of Apple Pay donations to its launch on International Women’s Day. Howard Lake | 8 March 2017 | News Apple Pay expansionApple Pay (but not Donate by Apple Pay) launched this week in Ireland and is expected to launch in Italy soon. Graham White, individual giving director at Cancer Research UK, said that they charity strives to find new and better ways to give. He said: “It’s important we explore different ways to donate to make sure we stay relevant and that people can continue to give to us in ways that fit into their busy lives.“As one of the leading charities in the UK, our aim is to always put supporters’ wishes first and Apple Pay adds to the other donation methods that supporters have told us they like to use. It simply makes donating even easier.”How it worksIn shops it works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.Online, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.Alzheimer’s Society explains to its supporters how Apple Pay works and how they can set it up on their device. It includes a link to Apple’s guide to Apple Pay.center_img Apple and charity donationsApple Pay was extended to US nonprofits in November 2016, just ahead of Giving Tuesday. It was announced that it would be available to for-profit retailers in the UK in July 2015.Until then Apple had maintained a policy of not permitting seamless donations to charities within apps on its App store. Donations were only possible if one left the app to make a text donation or donate by opening a web browser.Nick Hurd MP, then Minister for Civil Society, met Apple staff in 2011 to discuss how this could be overcome. A Care2 petition to Apple’s CEO to Support Our Great Nonprofits by opening up donations via iPhone attracted 41,000 signatures, but Apple did not change its policy.Apple has shown other ways of helping charities. For example, for some emergency or disaster appeals it has donated its front page to promote an appeal, such as after the September 11 2001 attacks and the 1994 Boxing Day Tsunami. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis112  538 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis112 Support from agenciesWork on initial implementation of Apple Pay for four of the charities was carried out by Addition, part of WPN Chameleon. It adapted online donation pages for Alzheimer’s Society, The Royal British Legion, and UNICEF. It also provided initial implementation advice on Apple Pay for the RSPCA.The early meetings between charities, Apple and agencies were brought about by Open. In their blog post today they explained: “So when our friends at Apple asked us to help them introduce ApplePay to UK charities, it wasn’t a difficult decision. Nor, to be fair, was it a difficult process.”James Briggs added: “We’re happy to have helped. And we’re even more excited about what we’ll be able to do now that a whole lot of friction just got removed from a whole bunch of donors…” Apple Pay donations open to UK charities Significance of Donate by Apple PayDave Glaser, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Global eCom at Worldpay, commented:“Today’s launch of Apple Pay in mobile browsers for charities represents an important tipping point in the way people choose to donate… With eWallets accounting for 22% of UK online payments, this will be a game-changer for charities.”last_img read more

Philadelphia tribute to Black women killed by racism and sexism

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first_imgPhiladelphiaOver 100 demonstrators gathered at North Broad and Cecil B. Moore Avenue near Temple University on Aug. 3 to pay tribute to three Black women who were victims of state violence and “misogynoir.” (Misogynoir is the word created by queer Black feminist scholar Moya Bailey to describe the racist and sexist hatred directed at Black women and girls.) All three women were killed within the same week.Korryn Gaines was murdered by police in Baltimore County, Md., on July 31 during a shootout when police used a militarized SWAT team to deliver a warrant to her home. Gaines was killed and her 5-year-old son was injured. Police also scrubbed her social media accounts after the incident, removing the video she had posted of the confrontation.The body of the young Black trans woman Skye Mockabee was found in a parking lot in Cleveland on July 30. She was the seventeenth trans person killed in the U.S. in 2016. The average life expectancy of trans women of color is 35 years. Mockabee was only 26.Joyce Quaweay was murdered at home in Philadelphia on July 29 by her boyfriend Aaron Wright, a former Temple University police officer, and his friend, Marquis Robinson, who is still on the force. She was beaten to death with fists and a police baton after Wright decided she wasn’t “submissive enough.” Her murder was witnessed by her children who were home at the time.All the speakers at the rally were Black women and trans women of color.  Toward the end of the rally, a long scroll with the names of dozens of women of color who were victims of state violence was carried into the intersection, which was blocked by demonstrators as the names were read.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Improving the community one stroll at a time

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first_imgFort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Linkedin ReddIt Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. Twitter Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ ReddIt Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fearcenter_img Previous articleSizzle Reel (Ep. 03 – Power Rangers, Furious 8 and more)Next articleSophomore ROTC Cadet contracted into the U.S. Air Force Katie Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Thousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Twitter Facebook Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Katie Coleman printMayor Betsy Price and Councilman Sal Espino sported sneakers, answered questions and listened to concerns from their constituents Wednesday evening during a two-mile walk on Marine Creek Trail.“I started the rolling town halls when I was first elected,” Price said. “So I could selfishly get on my bike a little more, and connect with people. And then we real quickly realized a lot more people walk than ride.”“Rolling Town Halls” are still in effect; additionally, the city offers “Walking Town Halls” and “Caffeinated Town Halls” in order to make city officials more accessible to the average citizen.“I’ve got two names in my pocket that people have given me so far,” Price said, “about their neighborhood that they want me to look into for them. And I got to answer all these cub scouts questions for their citizenship badge.”A mile down the trail City Councilman Sal Espino went live on Facebook to broadcast the walk and encourage viewers to get involved in their communities and city government.After the mosquitoes began to feast, Espino told everyone to turn back and get out of the woods before the sun set.“And let me know what you want to talk about,” Price said while everyone was still listening.A constituent shouted for a wider road in her area, a request she had repeated throughout the walk, and the crowd laughed in response.“Talk to the mayor here about it,” Espino said. “Y’all already bent my ears. Bend the Mayor’s ear now.”Thomas Baiter, a Keep Fort Worth Beautiful board member and 12-year resident of Fort Worth, said coming to these events is an effective way to address concerns in the community.“The mayor is wonderful,” said Bainter. “She does things like this all the time, and she listens to people. She really does. She listens. And our city councilman Sal Espino over there, he listens, too. So we appreciate that.”Bainter said if you don’t show up, then the council members are listening to someone else, and it might be someone with whom you don’t agree.At the end of the walk, there was a raffle for free museum tickets and an overnight stay at The Stockyards Fort Worth.To find out more about Fort Worth Town Hall events like this, visit their webpage. Katie Colemanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-coleman/ Website| + posts last_img read more

King Abdallah pardons woman journalist sentenced to 60 lashes

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first_img Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Culture and information ministry spokesman Abdul Rahman al-Hazza announced today that King Abdallah has issued a royal decree quashing the sentence of 60 lashes that a court in Jeddah passed last week on journalist Rozanna al-Yami. Responsibility for the Yami case has at the same time been transferred from the courts to the culture and information ministry. Many journalists, and a royal princess, voiced relief and support for Yami following the announcement.Yami told journalists: “Even if I accepted the court’s verdict, I felt it was unjust. The sentence insulted not only me but all Saudi journalists. The royal pardon is the most important of the responses to the insults I received. After society’s condemnation, I can raise my head. My greatest concern is now the death threats I received by SMS and email.”Yami, who has worked by some of the leading Saudi news media such as Rotana and Al-Madina, added that she regarded the case as closed and intended to continue working as a journalist.——————25 October 2009 – Woman journalist to get 60 lashes for link to TV programme about sexReporters Without Borders condemns the sentence of 60 lashes passed by a judge in the western city of Jeddah on 24 October on journalist Rozanna al-Yami because she worked for the Lebanese Broadcast Corporation (LBC), a satellite TV station that shocked conservative Saudis last July by broadcasting an interview with a Saudi man talking openly about his sex life. The judge dismissed allegations that Yami had directly worked on the offending programme but nonetheless imposed the sentence on the grounds that she was an LBC employee.“Why the 60 lashes although the judge dropped the charges against Yami?” Reporters Without Borders said. “This sentence is utterly unacceptable and archaic, and seems designed more to humiliate a woman than to render justice. Although the case directly concerned her work, she was not tried under the legislation that nowadays governs the media in Saudi Arabia.”Yami told Agence France-Presse: “It is a punishment for all journalists through me.” She added that would not appeal because she feared she could end up receiving an even harsher sentence.It seems the judge punished Yami simply because of her association with the Beirut-based LBC, whose Riyadh and Jeddah bureaux were closed on 9 August on the orders of the culture and information ministry as a result of the previous month’s controversial programme in LBC’s “Red Line” series, in which a Saudi man talked explicitly about his sex life since the age of 14.A criminal court sentenced the man on 7 October to five years in prison and a thousand lashes for immoral behaviour under Islamic law.Saudi Arabia was ranked 163rd out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information October 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 King Abdallah pardons woman journalist sentenced to 60 lashes Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on Saudi Arabia News News RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa News March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

NGO gains access to Guantanamo documents but double standard still prevails

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first_img News Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Receive email alerts March 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 NGO gains access to Guantanamo documents but double standard still prevails News News Follow the news on United States Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Department of Defence documents on 2 March that shed light on the Bush administration’s policies on the Guantanamo Bay detention centre and its views on the “significant risks” to the general population if its detainees were freed. They were published in response to a request that the public interest group Judicial Watch filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in May 2009.“The decision to release these documents reflects the concern for transparency originally displayed by the Obama administration,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope it will now take a similar decision on the release of photos depicting the abuse of prisoners by US military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq. The White House U-turn on FOIA implementation in May 2009 was a bitter blow.”It was also reported on 2 March that the US Army has filed 22 new charges against Bradley Manning, the US army private accused of leaking the US diplomatic cables to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (see mirror website : http://en.rsf.org/wikileaks.html). Manning’s lawyer, David E. Coombs (@armycmdefense), tweeted that the most serious of the new charges was “Aiding the enemy – giving intelligence to the enemy,” which could potentially result in the death penalty or life behind bars. Other charges, according to The New York Times, include “wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the Internet, knowing that it was accessible to the enemy, multiple counts of theft of public records, transmitting defence information and computer fraud.”“We remind the Obama administration and the federal justice system that Bradley Manning must be presumed innocent until found guilty,” Reporters Without Borders said. “And there cannot be a double standard. If charges are brought against Manning, they should also be brought against the government officials who destroyed CIA videos recordings of prisoner interrogations in Guantanamo and a secret prison in Thailand. What grounds are there for thinking these officials might be less guilty of violating the Constitution’s First Amendment than Manning might be guilty of endangering national security?”The penalties to which Manning is exposed, which are dire even if unlikely in practice to include the death sentence, have dealt another serious blow to US credibility as regards human rights and access to information. The outrage at the destruction of the CIA video recordings will increase if the culprits are not held to account.By not granting access to the photos and documents about the US Army’s abuses, the Obama administration has completely reversed its original position. The memorandum on the Freedom of Information Act that the president issued on 21 January 2009, the day after his inauguration, said that “speculative” or “abstract fears” were not sufficient reasons to justify excessive confidentiality and classification. Newslast_img read more

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