Institute of Fundraising raises questions in its ‘first take’ on Regulator’s Code proposals

first_img Tagged with: Code of Fundraising Practice Fundraising Regulator Institute of Fundraising Institute of Fundraising raises questions in its ‘first take’ on Regulator’s Code proposals The Institute of Fundraising has given its ‘first take’ on the Fundraising Regulator’s Code consultation, highlighting a number of areas as requiring clarification as well as those it expects to be welcomed by charities.In the piece on the Institute of Fundraising’s site, Head of Policy & Research Daniel Fluskey identifies these areas as requiring clarification:The proposal that organisations MUST ‘keep up to date with and have regard to relevant guidance from ICO’. Fluskey calls for clear standards so charities know what is expected of them and says: “It would be useful to know what ‘have regard to’ means – is that the same as ‘follow the guidance’? Would charities be in breach of the Code if they could show that they were up to date and had ‘regard to’ the guidance, but chose a different approach which they thought was legally compliant?”Proposal 5.5.7, which states that ‘organisations MUST* explain how their contact data was obtained and what their legitimate interest is. He says: “We need to know more about what this change means, what would count as a sufficient ‘explanation’, what form that should take, or where/how it should appear,” stating that “to explain and recount a whole legitimate interest balancing exercise in a communication would be disproportionate and clunky, potentially disrupting an engaging fundraising communication and existing relationship with an individual.”The change proposed on how fundraisers work with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS). He says: “The proposal would mean that unless individuals have provided consent to that charity, no direct marketing mailings can be sent”, excluding legitimate interest as a lawful basis, and describes it as “a fundamental shift of the goalposts as to what was in the Code before, and indeed, significantly changes what the MPS service (run by the DMA) was set up to do.” He believes this proposal requires a rethink and as such will be closely looked at by the IoF.Changes expected to be broadly welcomed by fundraisers include the introduction of new requirements in the Code to ensure that everyone is clear on what their responsibilities will be from 25th May 2018, changing and renaming sections of the Code to give one section on the legal aspects of ‘if/how’ charities can communicate with donors, and one section on the content of those communications, and the inclusion of both ‘consent’ and ‘legitimate interest’ as valid grounds for processing personal data for fundraising purposes, and specifically for direct marketing.The consultation is open for feedback until 8 December, and the IoF is also inviting comments from members on [email protected]  109 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 11 October 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11  110 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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LankaeNews editor freed on bail, authorities still have him in their sights

first_imgHon. Rauff Hakeem Minister of Justice Colombo Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka Receive email alerts 7 April 2011Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders, an organization that defends media freedom, would like to draw your attention to the serious judicial problems that Bennet Rupesinghe, an editor and reporter for the online newspaper LankaeNews, is currently facing.Mr. Rupesinghe has been accused of threatening the family of the leading suspects in the 31 January arson attack on the LankaeNews office. The charge sheet also accuses him of withholding essential information from the police who are investigating the attack. Although aged 68 and diabetic, Mr. Rupesinghe already spent a week in prison as a result of these charges, from 31 March until today, where he was released on payment of 310,000 rupees in bail.While we welcome the decision not to prolong Mr. Rupesinghe’s detention, we are worried about the conduct of the hearing scheduled for 7 July, at which the allegations that have been made against him are to be examined.We would like to express our concern about the lack of rigour and credibility in the way the police have investigated both the fire at the LankaeNews office and the phone calls and death threats Mr. Rupesinghe is alleged to have made.We fear that, as with the investigation into the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda, the LankaeNews cartoonist and political analyst who went missing in Colombo on 24 January 2010, the authorities have no desire to solve the case. Mr. Rupesinghe’s right to be presumed innocent has not been respected.Meanwhile, according to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders and various other organizations, Mr. Rupesinghe and the rest of the LankaeNews staff have been the victims of a smear campaign waged by the newspaper Dinamina and others. The attacks on LankaeNews have intensified since January 2010 and we fear for its security and the security of its employees.We therefore urge you, as Minister of Justice, to ensure Mr. Rupesinghe’s safety until the 7 July hearing and to ensure that the judicial system functions in an entirely transparent and even-handed manner.We are confident that you will appreciate the importance of our appeal.Sincerely, Bennet Rupesinghe, one of the editors of the Colombo-based online newspaper LankaeNews, was released on bail today after a week in pre-trial detention for allegedly making threats.Arrested when he reported to police in the Colombo suburb of Wellampitiya on 31 March, Rupesinghe was freed on payment of 310,000 rupees (2,000 euros) in bail at Colombo’s Kaduwela court. A peaceful demonstration in support of Rupesinghe was held outside the court this morning.Another hearing has been set for 7 July. In an open letter to Sri Lanka’s justice minister, Reporters Without Borders has urged the judicial authorities to give Rupesinghe a fair trial and to stop hounding LankaeNews and its staff. ____ Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalistscenter_img Jean-François Julliard Secretary-General Reporters sans frontières News RSF_en Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Help by sharing this information Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News April 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 LankaeNews editor freed on bail, authorities still have him in their sights to go further Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Little progress in latest Hrant Dink trial hearing, but press to be admitted to next one

first_imgNews May 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Little progress in latest Hrant Dink trial hearing, but press to be admitted to next one TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Little significant progress was made during the fifth hearing on 28 April in Istanbul in the trial of the 19 people accused of the January 2007 murder of Hrant Dink, a journalist of Armenian origin. Eight of the defendants in the trial, which began 15 months ago, have been detained since shortly after the murder.One of the defendants, Coskun Igci, a police informer in the eastern city of Trabzon, the home town of most of the defendants, was due to have been questioned during the 28 April hearing but he could not testify as he was not represented by a lawyer. Igci previously testified to a Trabzon court that he had informed two police officers that Yasin Hayal, one of the accused masterminds, was planning to kill Dink. As a result of that statement, the two police officers said they had passed on the information to their superiors, and accused them of failing to take any action.The Istanbul court said it would provide Igci with a lawyer for the next hearing on 7 July, which should be open to the press because the accused gunman, Ogün Samast, turns 18 on 28 June. Until now the press have been barred from the hearings on the grounds that Samast was a minor.One of the defendants, Irfan Özkan, who was released on 2 July 2007, gave damning testimony at the 28 April hearing. He confirmed that he had heard Ümit Öksüz, a Trabzon youth and friend of Samast, say: “A group from Istanbul organized an important meeting in Trabzon before the murder at which it was asked who was going to shoot the journalist. When Samast stepped forward to say ‘I will do it,’ everyone applauded.” When asked by one of the Dink family lawyers about the participants at this meeting, Özkan refused to answer, saying Öksüz himself should provide the information.The court agreed to a request by the Dink family’s lawyers for the Istanbul and Trabzon prosecutor’s offices to be asked to provide situation reports on the investigations under way into Istanbul police officers, including police chief Celalettin Cerrah, his head of intelligence and their aides, and into gendarmes in Trabzon.The Dink family’s lawyers is also seeking access to official records that would help them to establish what contacts Hayal may have developed during a previous spell in prison in October 2004 after bombing a McDonald’s restaurant in Trabzon. They have asked for access to the prison computer in which all prisoner visits are recorded but the prison administration had not responded.Finally, the Dink family’s lawyers also filed a complaint against Hayal’s lawyer, Fuat Turgut, accusing him under article 216.2 of the criminal code of “inciting hate” by insulting novelist Orhan Pamuk and Armenians during the hearing and in the presence of journalists. to go further Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia center_img News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Turkey Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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No change to Local Property Tax

first_imgCounty Hall in Dooradoyle.LIMERICK homeowners will see no change in their Local Property Tax (LPT) bills in 2019.Councillors voted at County Hall this Monday to increase the LPT by 7.5 per cent from the base rate for 2019, which means there will be no change to the LPT next year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Every year the LPT automatically returns to the base rate with councillors able to alter the LPT by between 15 per cent of the baseline rate.Councillors voted 18 to 17 in favour of Fianna Fail’s proposal for a 7.5 per cent increase, which means homeowners in Limerick will see no change in their LPT for 2019. This move resulted in the fall of Fine Gael’s proposal to charge the baseline plus 10 per cent and a proposal from Sinn Fein and Solidarity to cut 15 per cent in the baseline payment.Councillors were reminded that in 2018 funds amounting to €1.175 million, as a result of the 7.5 per cent increase from baseline, has resulted in investments in Local and Regional Roads, Traffic Management, Street Cleaning, Maintenance of Parks, Pitches and Open Spaces, Library Service, Fire Service and Tourism Development and Promotion.“Local Property Tax goes to tax-exempt banks and to bail out the investors,” Sinn Fein councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh declared.“Two months before our budget, we are working blind without a single figure in front of us. How can we make budget decisions like this? It is mindless, economic blindness.”Chief executive officer Conn Murray told him he wasn’t listening to “political statements and inaccuracies” before pointing out the impact this additional investment has across the city and county.Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville described the LPT as a “regressive tax”.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin wasn’t impressed.“Ye would make anyone sick listening to ye. There isn’t a person in the country that likes to pay tax but we have to do it if we want services,” he pointed out.Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue took the same view and said that projects across the city and county would not be carried out without the additional funding from the LPT.“We have to look at the big picture. I am a businessperson and I see this as a business model. It is the gravy on top and we get an awful lot done with it,” he added.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne felt that people’s ability to pay was not taken into account. He suggested a wealth tax would be more appropriate.“This is a lazy tax, an easy tax to extract from the masses. It is wrong to tax someone’s home. No effort has been made to reform it or make it more palatable. It should be abolished,” Cllr Browne insisted.“You’d spend the money though, Seamus,” Fianna Fail councillor Michael Collins retorted.Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan suggested that councillors proposing a 15 per cent cut in the baseline payment go and reflect on their proposal.“Any councillor worth their salt cannot put their hand on their heart and say they don’t benefit from this. We are getting our tertiary roads looked at again. That’s our bread and butter,” he said.“I would ask those councillors to take time for reflection. We will give them time to go and reflect on their statements and proposal. We are here today working in the here and now. We are the first line of call.”Sinn Fein councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh then suggested that if Limerick City and County Council wanted to make a saving they should “stop killing horses”. Email Twitter Facebook NewsPoliticsNo change to Local Property TaxBy Alan Jacques – September 27, 2018 2456 Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Print WhatsApp Previous articleEditorial – Leave the carNext articleBeyond the neon runes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Assetco workers to take fight for fair treatment to London

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Assetco workers to take fight for fair treatment to London Workers who lost their jobs with the closure of Assetco Managed services in Buncrana are to lobby the London Mayor and Prime Minister in their efforts for a fair deal.30 people lost their jobs when The London Fire Brigade terminated their contract with Assetco’s parent company.A meeting between workers, the National Employment Rights Authority and Enterprise Ireland and company management is set for next Tuesday.But staff still fear that they will receive no redundancy from Assetco which is now in administration – worker Latisha McDaid says they just want what they’re entitled to:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/jac3pmASSETCO.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article“The Hills of Donegal” are for sale claims farm forestry spokesmanNext articleDonegal woman raped by her Godfather awarded €2.8 million News Highland center_img Google+ Pinterest News Twitter By News Highland – November 15, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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2011 Shanti Bhushan CD Case: Delhi Court Directs Further Investigation On Nine Points

first_imgNews Updates2011 Shanti Bhushan CD Case: Delhi Court Directs Further Investigation On Nine Points Nupur Thapliyal4 April 2021 9:50 PMShare This – xA Delhi Court has recently directed the police to continue its probe for the second time into the 2011 case pertaining to a controversial CD involving conversation between former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan and politicians Mulayam Singh and Amar Singh. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma, in the order dated 10th December 2020, ordered thus: “After careful perusal of the record,…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?LoginA Delhi Court has recently directed the police to continue its probe for the second time into the 2011 case pertaining to a controversial CD involving conversation between former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan and politicians Mulayam Singh and Amar Singh. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma, in the order dated 10th December 2020, ordered thus: “After careful perusal of the record, it appears that the investigation has not been carried out in terms of the order dated 25.01.2012 wherein police was directed to investigate the matter on nine points. Let IO to file a further report on 28.01.2021.” After going through the contents of the eport submitted by Delhi Police’s Special Cell, CMM Pankaj Sharma was of the view that the investigation into the matter was not carried in terms of an earlier order dated 25th January 2012 wherein the Police was directed to investigate on specific nine points. In view of this, the Court directed the Police to further investigate the matter wherein the Investigating Officer was directed to file a report on 28th January this year. About the CD ControversyThe CD contains a conversation wherein Shanti Bhushan allegedly tells SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav that his lawyer-son Prashant Bhushan could fix a judge for a fee and also elucidates a lot on the corruption prevalent in the judiciary. After the CD came into circulation, Shanti Bhushan had filed a complaint with the Delhi Police by alleging that the CD was doctored and fake. The Delhi Police had earlier filed a ‘closure report’ after claiming that the CD was original. This was however rejected by the Tis Hazari Court in 2011 and the Investigating officer had been asked to reinvestigate the matter. Two reports were then submitted by the CFSL wherein one confirmed the originality of the CD while the other claimed fabrication. The CD was then sent to CERT-In which said that “audio file containing the conversation was continuous with no sign of abrupt changes or editing marks.”Click Here To Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Husband arrested in connection to missing wife, daughters in Colorado

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Police have arrested a Colorado man in connection to the disappearance of his pregnant wife and two young daughters.The Frederick Police Department, working with the FBI and Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said on Wednesday night it had arrested Chris Watts, the husband of Shanann Watts, 34, who recently disappeared with the couple’s daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4.Shanann, who’s 15 weeks pregnant, and her children were reported missing on Monday after a family friend noticed she hadn’t heard from her, according to police in Frederick, about 35 miles north of Denver.  Chris Watts, 33, initially told reporters that his wife disappeared without a trace, leaving her purse and keys at home.“When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing. Vanished. Nothing was here,” he told ABC affiliate KMGH in Denver on Tuesday. “My kids are my life. … I mean, those smiles light up my life.” Watts was being held at the Weld County Jail in Greeley, Colorado, awaiting charges, according to the Frederick Police Department.  Police have not disclosed the nature of his connection to the case, but multiple officers were seen searching the family’s home early Thursday morning, according to videos shared on social media video. Other videos that were shared showed a makeshift memorial for Shanann and her daughters built by friends and family in front of their home.The department is scheduled to to release more details at a press conference Thursday. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Storm hitting California with up to 6 feet of snow possible

first_imgiStock(LOS ANGELES) — A large and potent storm system on the West Coast is already bringing very heavy snow to the northern and central California Mountains in what looks to be the most significant storm so far this season for parts of the state.Since there is a good amount of instability in parts of the region, snowfall rates could be quite intense with locally up to 4 inches per hour possible this morning. This will make any travel in the region extremely dangerous.Heavy rain is also starting to spread down the coast with localized flash flooding possible. Additionally, gusty winds over 40 mph will be possible in parts of central and southern California as the storm slides into the region.The heaviest bands of rain will move southward towards Southern California Sunday night and into Monday, with locally 2 to 4 inches of rainfall possible. Heavy snow will continue for the Sierra through Monday as some snow also will develop in some of the southern California mountains.The precipitation should decrease in coverage on Tuesday as the system moves deeper into the intermountain west. Locally, 4 to 6 feet of mountain snow will be possible in the northern and central California mountain range and 2 to 4 inches of rain will be possible in the California coast. Up to a foot of snow will be possible in the Southern California mountains.As we head into the middle of the week, this storm will begin to interact with another storm that in the central U.S.Late Tuesday and into Wednesday, there will be two distinct areas of unsettled weather. One being heavy rain and thunderstorms in the central U.S., especially the southern plains, as well as regions of rain and mountain snow in the intermountain west.Then on Thursday, a more prevalent storm system will take shape with widespread mountain snow from Montana to New Mexico and heavy rain and strong storms for the plains and Midwest.Late Thursday and Friday, the storm will then race off to the north and east and likely bring a round of snow to parts of the upper Midwest.Additionally, a line of strong storms will form along the cold front that will move into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, eventually reaching the east coast by the end of the week.The main threat that could result from this storm system is several rounds of heavy rain in the southern plains and parts of the Midwest. This could lead to increase flooding potential as get towards the end of the week. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Sleipnir breaks own record with 10100 mT jacket lift

first_imgThe Brent Alpha jacket removal presented novel challenges for Heerema, resulting in unique solutions Sleipnir breaks own record with 10100 mT jacket lift.(Credit: Heerema Marine Contractors) Heerema’s SSCV Sleipnir has safely and sustainably removed Shell’s 10100 mT Brent Alpha jacket. This single jacket lift breaks Sleipnir’s recent record for lifting the 8100 mT Jotun-B jacket.This project is Sleipnir’s fourth decommissioning job for this summer. The vessel will continue to be busy in the North Sea before swapping the largest lifts for one of the smallest with the installation of Dana Petroleum’s P11-Unity Platform later this year.So far, Sleipnir has safely removed and transported more than 43900 mT of decommissioned offshore infrastructure for recycling over this summer campaign.For the Brent Alpha jacket removal, Sleipnir arrived at the Brent Field located 186 km northeast of Scotland’s Shetland Islands on July 23, 2020 and completed the project by offloading the jacket onto the quayside at the AF Miljøbase decommissioning site in Vats, Norway on August 11, 2020.The Brent Alpha jacket removal presented novel challenges for Heerema, resulting in unique solutions. During the project, Heerema cut jacket legs at 7.3m diameter using a 288” Diamond Wire Cutting Tool developed alongside CUT UK, especially for the Brent Alpha removal – the largest leg diameter to have been cut this way.Also, during this project Heerema removed and transported the conductors with the jacket, an entirely new way of decommissioning. The conductors were suspended on a Heerema Fabrication Group built Conductor Hang-off Frame made for this project.Sleipnir is the world’s most sustainable SSCV, and during the project the vessel performed the full removal operations while running on emission-reducing LNG fuel. Using LNG, Sleipnir reduces CO2 emissions by 25%, reduces NOx emissions by 92%, reduces SOx emissions by 99%, and Particulate Matters by around 99% compared to traditional Marine Gas Oil crane vessels.Now that the Brent Alpha jacket has been safely and sustainably transported to Vats, it will end its lifecycle by being over 97% recycled.Heerema’s Decommissioning Director, Jeroen van Oosten noted that ‘there were quite some technical challenges during this record-breaking lift. Such as the cutting of the 3 x 288″ legs of the platform. However, due to the excellent preparation and perseverance during execution, we successfully delivered this jacket safely and sustainably to Vats for disposal. An outstanding achievement for all involved.’It is essential to mention that all companies involved followed the strict government guidelines to protect their workforces during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. For Heerema, safeguarding our employees and those who work alongside Heerema is always the top priority. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Oxford academics honoured by the Royal Society

first_imgFour Oxford academics have won recognition from the Royal Society for the excellence of their work.Professor Sir John Ball was awarded the Sylvester medal for the encouragement of mathematical research. Professor Marcus du Sautoy was “honoured” to receive an award for communicating science to the UK audiences. Previous winners of the award include David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins.Professor Sunetra Gupta received this year’s Rosalind Franklin award for her her suitability as a role model and her work on pathogen diversity, The award is funded by the government as part of its efforts to promote women in science, technology, engineering and maths.The Royal Society also chose an Oxford professor to give this year’s Ferrier lecture. Colin Blakemore, Professor of Neuroscience commented, “It will be a particular privilege to give the Lecture as part of the celebrations for the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary.” The Ferrier lecture is a Royal Society talk given every three years on a subject related to the advancement of natural knowledge on the structure and functions of the nervous system.12 other awards were given this year.last_img read more

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