City of London Corporation urges firms to give to international appeals after £75,000 donation

first_img  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 5 October 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  93 total views,  1 views today City of London Corporation urges firms to give to international appeals after £75,000 donation Advertisement The City of London Corporation is encouraging City firms to give to international disaster appeals after donating £75,000 to emergency appeals in Myanmar, South Asia and for those affected by Hurricane Irma.The donations have all been to the British Red Cross, with £25,000 going to the appeal in Myanmar, £25,000 to the South Asia Floods Emergency Appeal and £25,000 to the Hurricane Irma Appeal.The support comes from the City of London Corporation’s Disaster Relief Fund, and brings its total donations for 2017/2018 to £100,000. Earlier this year the City Corporation gave £25,000 towards the We Love Manchester Appeal to Manchester City Council following the terror attack in the City in May.Jeremy Mayhew, Chairman of City of London Corporation’s Finance Committee, said:“All three of these emergency appeals are helping people in desperate situations. They need all the funds and help they can get to assist as many people as possible.“These appeals are supporting people who have suffered traumatic and life changing experiences and many quickly need the most basic life essentials- food and clean water.“We have made four donations this year to organisations and appeals helping vulnerable people and those affected by major disasters. We encourage City firms to come together and support these appeals as best they can.” Tagged with: corporate London 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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Report asks whether donations should bridge park funding gap

first_img  212 total views,  2 views today A report from the University of Leeds published today (18 July) is calling for a national debate on who should pay for the UK’s public parks and green spaces, and whether charitable donations could or should help bridge the funding gap.The report, Charitable Giving to Parks and Green Spaces, which will be available from the Leeds Parks Fund website, argues that charitable giving has an important but limited role in bridging the funding gap and stimulating greater civic engagement.The authors also argue that charitable donation initiatives are operating in the context of a long-standing belief that parks are a public service, managed by local authorities and funded through taxation, and that despite high levels of support for the principle of voluntary donations to add value to parks, much lower percentage of park users and business leaders reported that they would donate to parks themselves.Its findings are based on surveys carried out with 1,434 park users and 141 business leaders who were asked about their attitude towards charitable giving (among other funding options) to parks in Leeds. In addition, 45 business and civic participants took part in focus groups and in-depth interviews.Dr Anna Barker, from Leeds’ School of Law, led the research. She said:“Public parks are vital features of our towns and cities that provide numerous benefits for people, communities and the environment.“But park managers require new and diverse sources of external income if parks are to survive ongoing cuts, a lack of statutory protection, and no cross-funding from other public services that benefit from the contribution parks make to wellbeing, notably health.”“In this context, many local authorities are beginning to work with charitable partners to establish voluntary donation initiatives to help maintain and improve parks.”“There needs to be an informed public debate on the funding of parks, including the role of charitable giving and the urgent need for donations if parks are to survive deep cuts. Charitable giving should not be a substitute for local authority funding.”How Leeds is responding to budget cutsGiven as an example, Leeds has experienced a 50% cut to its parks budget since 2010 and has had to diversify its income base to offset the reduction, generating revenue from cafés, shops and visitor attractions, events, concessions and business sponsorship.Partnerships with communities through friends groups, corporate volunteers and organisations such as sports clubs and environmental charities have also played a significant role in helping care for public green spaces in the face of the cuts.Examples of its “civic enterprise” approach include two concerts by Yorkshire-born Ed Sheeran in the city’s best known site, Roundhay Park, next month, set to be attended by up to 150,000, and reframing the city’s biggest plant nursery, the Arium (which provides all the plants for Leeds’ flowerbeds), as an income-generating visitor attraction including a shop, café and children’s playground.Leeds City Council, along with Leeds Community Foundation and Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum, also set up Leeds Parks Fund, a charitable fund for parks that provides businesses and individuals with a platform to support community-led enhancements to parks across the city.Councillor Mohammed Rafique, the council’s Executive Member for Environment and Active Lifestyles, said: Advertisement Report asks whether donations should bridge park funding gap Tagged with: environment Funding “The research findings are of great interest to us. As a partner in the Leeds Parks Fund initiative, they will help us maximise the potential of the fund – the first such scheme established in a UK core city – while at the same time acknowledging that a full, rounded Parks and Countryside service does come at a cost that must be supported by core funding.”Amy Solder, Rethinking Parks Lead, Nesta, added:“There is a growing interest from the parks sector about the role of public donations including models such as parks foundations and crowdfunding. The report findings will not only help the Leeds Parks Fund but will be of use to any park manager, friends group or local authority interested in the role of charitable giving for parks and green spaces.”The report formed part of Rethinking Parks: a national programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Nesta to support park innovators across the UK.Several towns and cities are setting up charitable giving initiatives to harness voluntary public donations as part of the Rethinking Parks programme. These include operating a parks foundation model in Bournemouth, Bristol and Bath, Cleveland and Redcar; a Community Foundation-managed fund in Leeds and a crowdfunding platform for Scottish parks and green spaces. Technology such as “tap to give” contactless payments by park visitors is also being trialled, while other projects are exploring other aspects of charitable giving, such as volunteering, corporate social responsibility and community management.  213 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8center_img Melanie May | 18 July 2019 | News More on fundraising for parks:£2.75m more funding announced for pocket parks plus programme 18 February 2019£1m funding available for community groups’ ‘pocket parks’ 7 December 2018MyParkScotland launches first crowdfunding site for Scottish parks & greenspace projects 3 June 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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. 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Academic and writing resources help play a role in TCU’s retention rate

first_imgprintNew academic services for students could mean a boost in TCU’s retention rate.TCU’s retention rate has been stuck at the 90-91% mark since 2012, according to the TCU Factbook. That number may seem high, but in comparison to Texas schools like Rice University, 97%, and the University of Texas at Austin, 95%, according to U.S. News, TCU has room to improve. New student resources and increased use of existing ones may just be the way to do that. One new resource on campus is Meta-Tutoring, a fledgling tutoring program through Student Development Services.  “Originally we were going to call them super tutors, and that sounded a little funny, so I said what about Meta-Tutors?” said Brianne Varela, assistant director of the sophomore and junior year experience for Student Development Services.  The program helps students with study skills, time management, communication with professors and other campus resources, she said. “Meta-Tutors can tutor a student regardless of their major or the classes they’re taking,” said Varela. Meta-Tutoring is just one part of TCU’s new tutoring program, which launched in January.  “A lot of people maybe didn’t realize we didn’t have a centralized tutoring program [at TCU]… and they are excited … and hope to see it continue,” said Varela.  The program is still in its pilot phase, working on accreditation from the College Reading and Learning Association. “We obtained a list of courses that had high drop or withdraw or failure rates, [and] those are the classes we identified as really needing tutors,” said Varela. The Pilot Tutoring Initiative is currently holding tutoring sessions on Zoom but hopes to offer the choice of online or in-person sessions for fall 2021. A yard sign outside Mary Couts Burnett Library advertises the new Meta-Tutoring program. (Abby Hoffacker/Reporter)Prior to this initiative, students sought out tutoring through other departments and programs. One example is TCU’s Student Support Services, a program through the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO initiative. SSS offers tutoring and other support resources for students who qualify.  “It is harder for me to ask professors for help [with classwork],” said Lexi Carrizales, a sophomore nursing student. “Someone reached out to me … [saying] ‘Hey I know about SSS, I want to introduce you to it,’” she said. The program has helped her in classes and beyond. “Other than tutoring stuff, they give tips on other classes … and good advice,” Carrizales said.  Another pre-existing academic resource is the TCU Writing Center, which has been on campus since 1988.   “A place where people could come with any writing project … ranging from dissertation chapters to letters home begging for money,” said Steve Sherwood, director of the center since 2002.  The center offers one-on-one online tutoring and writing workshops, in addition to brainstorming and techniques to overcome writer’s block.  “You don’t even have to have something with you when you come to the writing center,” said Peter Christopherson, a second-year political science student and peer tutor at the center. Christopherson uses the writing center services for his own work as well.  “When I notice things in my own writing that I do without thinking … that’s super helpful when I teach others,” he said.With the writing center’s wide range of experts, the description of the staff sounds like the opening line of a joke.  “One retired English professor, a Minister, two PhDs,” said Sherwood. Not to mention, three novelists, an art historian and an inductee to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. But students shouldn’t be afraid to come in, he said.  “My number one rule of this place [for the staff] is to be nice … it’s not like a punitive experience,” Christopherson said.The center expects to meet in person for the fall 2021 semester. Looking upwards During the 2020 academic year, TCU’s retention rates made some improvement. “The freshman retention rate is 91.7%, up slightly from 2019’s 91.3%. The retention rate among transfer students is 83.6% compared with 82.7% last year,” according to a TCU news statement from October 2020. “Attracting and retaining such highly qualified students during an unprecedented year with unforeseen challenges, speaks to the highly strategic efforts made to connect with our students virtually, TCU’s academic reputation and the unrivaled TCU experience,” said Chancellor Boschini in the announcement. .  A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Students studying at TCU Library (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer) Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ ReddIt + posts Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ Abby Hoffacker TCU Vocal Jazz prepares for Thursday night concert with choreography number in the library ReddIt Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/center_img Twitter Abby Hoffackerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abby-hoffacker/ TCU traditions and history Academics at TCU Previous articleFort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoodsNext articleTCU News Now 4/28/2021 Abby Hoffacker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

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Pasadena Museum of History Honors Local Historian Sid Gally as Trustee Emeritus

first_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Museum of History will honor local historian and popular newspaper columnist Sid Gally at a luncheon and program at The University Club of Pasadena on Tuesday, December 2, at 12:00 Noon. In gratitude for his unfailing contributions to the promotion of the Museum’s collections, former Trustee Sid Gally will be installed as a Trustee Emeritus — an honor the Museum has bestowed only once before, on Robert W. Winter, Ph.D. in 2008. Pasadena Star-News Public Editor Larry Wilson will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the festive event.After thirty years of dedicated volunteerism, Gally’s research continues to uncover the fascinating history and tantalizing anecdotes of past Pasadena residents, visitors, businesses, and organizations. He has shared the Museum’s rich photographic collection in the Pasadena Star-News for thirteen years and continues to enthrall his readers with untold stories in his weekly column “Past on Parade.”Tickets at $30; the luncheon is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased online at http://sidgallylunch.brownpapertickets.com/.The University Club is located at 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. For further information, please visit the PMH website at www.pasadenahistory.org or call (626) 577-1660. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People Pasadena Museum of History Honors Local Historian Sid Gally as Trustee Emeritus Celebratory Luncheon Tuesday, December 2, at The University Club of Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 11:48 amcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Pasadena Executive Roundtable Invites Nonprofit Leaders to Discuss the Impacts of Race on Their Organizations With John Williams

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy People Pasadena Executive Roundtable Invites Nonprofit Leaders to Discuss the Impacts of Race on Their Organizations With John Williams STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 12:09 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News The impacts of race in the nonprofit sector will be discussed when John Williams of the Fellowship Center for Racial Reconciliation leads an interactive conversation at the Nov. 18 meeting the Pasadena Executive Roundtable.The Pasadena Executive Roundtable, or PERT, is an informal consortium of local nonprofit executive directors who meet to discuss leadership and management issues of common concern and hear presentations by expert speakers of interest.Williams is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC Law School who as a lawyer has mediated and facilitated alternative dispute and conflict resolution sessions for individuals and small groups. He is also an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Life Pacific College teaching on Race, Reconciliation and Ministry.“At this time in our history, it is critical that nonprofit organizations are creating space to have this conversation on race. We live in a racialized society so it is important that we acknowledge and better understand race, racism, and reconciliation. In order to be successful in the nonprofit sector, we must build a common understanding so that we can confront the racism within our organization and grow into becoming an anti-racist organization,” said Williams.Williams closed his growing law practice in Pasadena to devote time and energy to teaching at Life Pacific and to the ministry at Fellowship Monrovia, where he serves on staff, according to the Life Pacific College website.Williams and his team from Fellowship Monrovia led a racial reconciliation workshop for Life Pacific students, faculty, and staff, bringing together every culture represented on its San Dimas campus. His goal was to find common ground for each person and to encourage new conversations from a shared sense of responsibility and grace.“It is important for leaders in the nonprofit sector to be aware of all issues related to race in our sector. We are change agents and if we work at it, we have the opportunity to create lasting and meaningful change in our sector,” said Elizabeth Dever, executive director of a national nonprofit and PERT chair.“The initiatives that we implement are a model for other segments of society. Education is where that change can start. I encourage all to attend our upcoming PERT virtual meeting. Our staff, our peers, our clients, and our board members look to us to lead the way,” Dever said.Because of the importance of this meeting, it will be FREE and open to any nonprofit executive director, CEO, and leadership team members interested in increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in their nonprofit.“The reason nonprofit leaders should attend this meeting is simple: because Black lives matter,” said Melanie Goodyear, executive director of Jericho Road Pasadena and PERT membership chair. To register, visit http://evite.me/M73nYZYm28. Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 44 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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SC To Examine Whether It’s Order On Extension Of Limitation Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC

first_imgTop StoriesSC To Examine Whether It’s Order On Extension Of Limitation Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC Mehal Jain28 May 2020 7:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the SLP preferred against the May 11 order of the Madras High Court holding that the accused cannot claim ‘default’ bail taking advantage of the March 23 suo moto order the Supreme Court to extend limitation periods in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.After hearing Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and V. Karthic and Advocate Nithin Saravanan for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the SLP preferred against the May 11 order of the Madras High Court holding that the accused cannot claim ‘default’ bail taking advantage of the March 23 suo moto order the Supreme Court to extend limitation periods in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.After hearing Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and V. Karthic and Advocate Nithin Saravanan for the petitioner, the bench of Justice V. Ramasubramanian was pleased to issue notice.The SLP urges that the High Court did not consider that section 167(2) does not bar the filing of the chargesheet even after the period specified therein, that the implication of the provision is that if the chargesheet is not filed within the stipulated period, the magistrate is divested of the jurisdiction to authors the detention of the accused. The provision is an accrual of right in favour of the accused who is prepared to furnish bail, and not to be construed as containing the period of limitation for filing the final report.It is pressed that the objective of the Apex Court’s March 23 order was to ensure that no litigant is deprived of his valuable rights, and that the denial of compulsive bail under section 167(2) would be an infringement of the precious fundamental right under Article 21.It is argued that the High Court, in passing the impugned order, has not duly appreciated the provisions of the CrPC, particularly section 473 which is the specific provision for extension of limitation in certain cases, where the delay is properly explained or it is deemed necessary to overlook the expiry of limitation in the interest of justice,The Supreme Court’s extension of limitation, as ordered on March 23, is applicable for the period of investigation specified under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, held Justice G Jayachandran of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on May 11.The order stated that accused cannot take undue advantage of the situation where there are “fetters on the investigating agency upon their right of movement”.”Order passed by the Supreme Court invoking Article 142 of the constitution is an equitable order. After putting fetters on the investigating agency upon their right of movement causing delay in completing investigation, the person accused of the offence cannot take undue advantage of the situation and seek default bail. The liberty enshrined under Article 21 is subject to restrictions. The order of the Apex Court is Law binding on all courts. The petitioner’s life and liberty is restricted only by due process of law and procedure established under law”.This was in contradiction of the earlier order of the same court, of another single bench of Justice G R Swaminathan, which had observed that the police cannot take benefit of the SC order to claim additional period for filing final report.On May 8, the Court had held that allowing such an interpretation would defeat the fundamental right to personal liberty of a person under Article 21 of the Constitution of India- “Personal liberty is too precious a fundamental right. Article 21 states that no person shall be deprived of his personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. So long as the language of Section 167(2) of Cr.Pc remains as it is, I have to necessarily hold that denial of compulsive bail to the petitioner herein will definitely amount to violation of his fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The noble object of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s direction is to ensure that no litigant is deprived of his valuable rights. But, if I accept the plea of the respondent police, the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court which is intended to save and preserve rights would result in taking away the valuable right that had accrued to the accused herein”The Kerala High Court and the SC Order For Extension Of Limitation Does Not Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order] Uttarakhand High Court have also expressed similar views in the matter. Last week, the Rajasthan High Court also reiterated, “In absence of any clear stipulation in the above referred order of Hon’ble Supreme Court, in my considered opinion, the investigating or prosecuting agency cannot claim self-serving extension, under the pretence or cloak of such order. If that be permitted, statutory period of completing assessments etc. in all statutes such as Income Tax Act, GST Act etc. will stand automatically extended, which, in absence of express statutory amendments is impermissible”,Click here to download the OrderRead the Order Here Next Storylast_img read more

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Security alert ongoing in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleCouncil’s Mica Redress Committee meets todayNext articleDonegal Dr confident those wanting a vaccine will receive one by end of June News Highland Facebook Security alert ongoing in Derry Pinterest A security alert is ongoing in Derry this morning.The Skeoge Road is currently closed following the discovery of a suspicious object last evening.Diversions are in place, motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.Meanwhile, an overnight security alert at the Craigavon Bridge in the city has now ended.Police and ATO examined a suspicious object and have declared it an elaborate hoax.The object has been taken away for further examination and the bridge has now re-opened. Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – May 13, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+last_img read more

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Would you like to work with the Highland news team?

first_img WhatsApp Would you like to work with the Highland news team? Twitter Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Previous articleRandox opens Covid-19 Travel Centre in LetterkennyNext articleVon Der Leyen warns of ramifications if EU/UK deal is broken admin Pinterest If you are an experienced or newly qualified journalist, why not apply to join the Highland Radio team in breaking the latest stories across the northwest and beyond? News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp You can apply by forwarding your CV to [email protected] or by post to HR Department, Highland Radio, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, County Donegal. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 27, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook The successful candidate will be offered a Specified Purpose Contract. Experience is desired but not essential as full training will be given. Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The closing date for applications Monday May 3, 2021. Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Would you like to join the Highland Radio News and current affairs team?last_img read more

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Bishop of Raphoe confirms Diocese cooperating with retired priest investigation

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Bishop of Raphoe confirms Diocese cooperating with retired priest investigation Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous article5 day moving average of Covid-19 cases down 10%Next articleCathaoirleach of Letterkenny MD appeals for information relating to park fire News Highland Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Bishop of Raphoe has confirmed that a retired priest of the diocese has been charged with assaulting two minors between 1972 and 1975.It is understood the 85-year-old retired priest has been released on bail after he was charged with 26 counts of indecent assault.In a statement, Bishop Alan McGuckian says the diocese has been cooperating fully with Gardai and Tusla regarding the case.He added that they are committed to assisting and supporting anyone who has been a victim of clerical abuse in seeking justice.As this is an active case, the Bishop says no further comment will be made.The statement concluded by advising anyone who wishes to report a concern, or complaint of child abuse, either current or historical to do so by contacting the Designated Liaison Person for the diocese or the statutory authorities; Tusla and Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau and in an emergency to contact Letterkenny Garda Station.Bishop Alan McGuckian took the opportunity today to encourage anyone who may be a victim of abuse within a Church setting to contact the relevant authorities:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/bishop1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 19, 2021 last_img read more

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NHS staff accidents costing health service £170m a year

first_imgNHS staff accidents costing health service £170m a yearOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article NHS staff accidents are costing the health service around £170m a year incompensation and time off work, according to a report by an influentialcommittee of MPs. The report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee found there were135,172 accidents last year involving NHS staff at work, up more than a thirdsince 2001. The committee said there had been improvements in the way accidents werereported, but there was still a “lack of consistency” in reportingmechanisms. Some trusts were failing to report accidents where staff had taken three ormore days off work, despite being legally required to do so. Overall, just 42per cent of accidents that were supposed to be reported actually were. The study also highlighted a growing number of needlestick injuries, callingfor better education on how to tackle this issue. Committee chairman and conservative MP Edward Leigh, said it was”extremely disappointing” that the number of reported accidents hadincreased. He said there was a “clear need” for a national health and safetystrategy for the NHS, and for the Department of Health (DoH) to ensure thenumber of accidents was reduced. But Sir Nigel Crisp, NHS chief executive, pointed out that serious accidentsreportable under health and safety legislation have fallen by 25 per cent since1996. Crisp said the report also shows that at 4.6 per cent, the NHS has a lowersickness absence rate than the rest of the public sector, which stands at 7.86per cent. The DoH has launched a ‘Back in Work’ initiative to educate NHS staff andmanagers about back injuries and how to avoid them, and is also running anawards programme for trusts. Manual handling accidents accounted for 40 per cent of all sickness absencein the NHS. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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