first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Ireland Volunteering Howard Lake | 23 December 2013 | News Photo: addiction by Artem Furman on 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Vulnerable addicts ‘sent out to fundraise’ for drugs charitycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Many service users of a drugs recovery centre in Ireland have been expected to undertake fundraising duties, according to a RTE television investigation.The Maynooth-based Victory Outreach organisation, part of an international evangelical Christian church, is reported to have encouraged people with drug problems to sell raffle tickets to raise money in return for treatment, according to RTE’s Primetime programme ‘Beggars Belief’ which was broadcast on 17 December.In one case Victory Outreach, which is a registered charity, refused to support one of its service users who was arrested for fundraising without a permit and subsequently served a short prison sentence.RTE’s programme tracked one group of Victory Outreach fundraisers who worked for 18 hours one day.The organisation was also accused of providing an inadequate service to drug addicts, suggesting prayer instead of conventional treatments. Residents also had their welfare benefits confiscated.RTE says the organisation refused to answer any of the specific allegations made in the programme. It did quote Victory Outreach Dublin’s response which declared that it “…is a recovery home not a rehabilitation home which has a proven track record of success in assisting people with addictions”.It’s written response to RTE added: “Residents in early stages of recovery do not engage in fundraising nor do they handle large amounts of cash”.With regard to permits it said: “… there was a breakdown in communication and some people fundraised without a proper permit or permission… this is no longer the case”.You can view the RTE report.Victory Outreach Dublin’s spokesman Stuart Murphy told the Irish Times that “residents fundraised voluntarily and money raised was used to fund the organisation which received no State monies”. He added that “he earliest a team started fundraising was 9.30am or 10am”.Meanwhile, the Irish government has donated €1 million to three Irish charities – St Vincent de Paul, Protestant Aid and Crosscare – in recognition of fundraising difficulties following the ‘top up’ scandal.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Marriage discrimination has come under the spotlight following the reportingof a case successfully brought against Derbyshire Police. Discrimination on the grounds of marital status is outlawed under the SexDiscrimination Act 1975, but there have been few examples in the employmentfield. Graham v Chief Constable of Derbyshire Police was brought by a senior femalepolice officer whose appointment to the post of area inspector was rescindedafter the chief constable learned her husband was commander of the samedivision. He argued Graham would not be a competent witness against her husbandin any criminal proceedings and it would be difficult for officers to complainto the commander about her. The EAT found Graham had been subject not only to indirect sexdiscrimination but also to direct marriage discrimination because she had beentreated less favourably than would an unmarried female officer in a comparableposition. Also, because the chief constable had failed to justify the rule thatco-habiting officers should not work in the same division, the EAT held thispolicy was also indirect marriage discrimination. The case follows a tribunal finding of direct marriage discrimination in Kayv Ripon Cathedral Choir School, after the offer of a headmistress post waswithdrawn following complaints from parents because the teacher’s husband ran alegal practice that was under official scrutiny. Discrimination law specialist Pauline Matthews said employers should reviewpolicies and practices to make sure they do not discriminate directly orindirectly against married people. “Any policy will have to be justifiable,” she warned. “Haveyou concrete examples of such relationships causing problems in the past? Canyou point to other organisations where there have been problems? “Derbyshire’s chief constable came unstuck because only one otherpolice force had a similar policy and the tribunal viewed his concerns asunfounded,” she warned. Derbyshire Police in the dock over high-level discriminationOn 1 Sep 2002 in Police, Marriage and civil partnership discrimination, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgYet, aside from the blue plaque on the wall, 2 Polstead Roadblends into the many red brick houses in north Oxford. Remembered as an army officer, archaeologist, and war hero, Lawrence’s life was immortalised in the Academy-award winning film Lawrence of Arabia. Simpson and Stewart wrote: “We feel the house should beopened to the public and hope that some of the interesting and remarkable objectsand documents held by a number of institutions could be put on display.” First attending the City of Oxford High School in GeorgeStreet, now the university’s history faculty, Lawrence went on to read historyat Jesus College. Recently, the TE Lawrence Society appealed against thegovernmental decision not to give the house listed status, emphasising the urgentneed for its protection. Simpson and Stewart, who has made a two-part documentary forthe BBC on Lawrence and his legacy, have suggested the creation of a centre forLawrence studies. A permanent memorial to Lawrence, they propose that thehouse should be bought and returned to its original condition. They believe thebest buyer to be one of the three Oxford colleges Lawrence belonged to: Jesus,All Souls, and Magdalen. BBC world affairs editor John Simpson and Rory Stewart,Secretary of State for International Development, have put forward a plan tosave the childhood home of TE Lawrence. TE Lawrence, famed for his role during the Sinai and PalestineCampaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire, lived in the house from1896. center_img Falling into disrepair, the house was put on the market lastyear for £2.9 million but remains unsold. “We think that a Lawrence Fellow should be appointed to actas custodian and organise lectures and exhibitions,” they added. Before the war, Lawrence embarked on a three-month walkingtour of crusader castles in Ottoman Syria, before learning Arabic in Byblos. On his return from his archaeological adventures in 1914,the family agreed to convert the outhouse in the garden into a timber bungalow designedby Lawrence himself, that survives to this day. Simpson and Stewart wrote: “This outhouse, like the mainhouse, is still much as Lawrence left it, although the sheeting has long gone.The building bears his stamp; he was keen on the Arts and Crafts movement, andit shows.” “We feel that the property as a whole is far too important to be left to fall apart, or to be taken over by a developer and lose its character for ever.” “We invite anyone who is interested in TE Lawrence, and inthe house that made him what he was, to join us in our big to turn it into amuseum and study centre that will do justice to one of Britain’s most fascinatingand influential heroes.”last_img read more

first_imgRuth Wilson, riding high after her win at the Golden Globes earlier this month for The Affair, recently spoke to about working with Jake Gyllenhaal in Constellations. “He digs deep every day, he demands more and more off me and challenges me to go deeper.” Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2015 The pair are currently appearing in Nick Payne’s new play on Broadway. Wilson, who garnered Oliviers for her performances on the London stage in Anna Christie and A Streetcar Named Desire, also told us: “I think with this particular play it’s only two of you, it necessitates a level of trust.” And as for her relationship with Gyllenhaal? “I love him to bits! We’re really good friends and I think that’s what it needs.” Constellations opened on January 13 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Helmed by Michael Longhurst, the acclaimed show tells the story of one relationship with infinite possibilities. Constellationslast_img read more

first_imgChristy Altomare(Photos: Caitlin McNaney) Related Shows View Comments Don’t turn back now that we’re here! Anastasia fans cannot wait to see Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Ramin Karimloo and the rest of the cast bring this journey to the past to Broadway. Up until this point, we’ve been obsessing over the musical’s artwork and Anastasia’s long, flowing locks. Now, in a brand new commercial set to air on March 6, fans get to see Altomare’s pretty face as she sings and begins on her path in full Anastasia garb. Plus, got to go behind-the-scenes with the titular star during the commercial shoot. Check out our exclusive video and gorgeous getting-ready photos from the making-of! We can’t wait to see you at the Broadhurst Theatre.center_img Anastasia Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019last_img read more

first_imgThat’s the call from senior football coach Shane Stapleton, who’s concerned about how hit-and-miss the schedule has become.He also says that the best school and colleges players are at particular risk of burn-out because of fixture congestion.The Golden-Kilfeacle club man believes the association could learn from other sports.last_img

first_imgI can say with pride that three of the 2012 NFL Hall-of-Fame “electees” Dermontti Dawson, Curtis Martin and Chris Doleman all have a Pittsburgh connection. I also happen to know them, personally. Oftentimes they gave me goose bumps watching them from high up in the press box. Imagine if I had been afforded the opportunity to observe them from the sidelines? I had the pleasure to cover the college and professional careers of both Martin and Doleman who played at the University of Pittsburgh.Let’s begin with Martin. Curtis Martin attended Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. He played “hoops” in his sophomore year but didn’t play sports in his junior year. He began to play football in his senior year, his senior year, despite having never cared much for the sport. He instantly stood out and became a star at running back and linebacker. He also played on special teams and even on a few occasions played quarterback. His play caught the eye of then University of Pittsburgh head coach and offensive guru Paul Hackett.I covered Martin when he played at Allderdice, Pitt, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets and in my opinion; for his size very few if any running backs could do what he could do. Speed, quickness and power are the first things that come to mind when I visualize “Curt” on the gridiron.Former NFL head coach Bill Parcells had this to say about Martin. “Curtis is one of the most inspirational players I have ever seen. I always judge players by their ability to inspire others. I’ve seen Curtis Martin inspire numerous players and coaches and I was fortunate to be among those he inspired. He’s one of the greatest players I have ever coached.” Hey boys’ and girls’ these were the comments of Bill Parcells not some members of Curtis Martin’s family.“He wasn’t the biggest guy, but he’s probably one of the more mentally tough guys that I’ve ever been around. He was a visual player. He could will himself to do things and I marveled at that. When Curtis Martin stepped on the field, you knew one thing—whatever he had in his heart or in his body he was going to give.” —former New York Jets head coach Herm EdwardsI can still hear legendary Pitt broadcaster Bill Hillgrove screaming; “sacked by Chris Doleman.” “The motor of Chris Doleman seems to always be running”—former NFL great and broadcaster Pat Summerall.Doleman played linebacker and defensive end for the Pitt from 1981 to 1984. He ended his career with 25 sacks. Doleman was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. He began his NFL career as an outside linebacker in the Vikings 3-4 defense. However, the team switched to a 4-3 defense early in his career. That defensive playbook change benefitted Doleman who recorded 21 sacks during the 1989 season, the highest total recorded that season and the fourth highest total in the history of the NFL. 1981 was just two short years after I began my sports journalism career so it is fitting that I reminisce about Doleman. He was quick and relentless and like the finest bloodhound he could smell the quarterback, always. Doleman kept the Pitt tradition going mirroring the likes of Hugh Green and Ricky Jackson, two of the finest defensive line players in the history of the university. It is fitting that Jackson and Doleman have been ushered into the NFL Hall of Fame. Could former Pitt and Tampa Bay Buc’s star Hugh Green be next? Who Knows?Let’s get to offensive linemen. “He redefined the position. Looking schematically, when you start to design the center to pull after the snap, not many can do it. When you look at the numbers we had in the running game, everything we did worked from the inside out, and to have a guy like Dermontti and such stability, that was a staple of every offense we had.” —former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill CowherIn case you don’t know by now I am referring to the truly legendary Pittsburgh Steelers center Dermontti Dawson.Dawson played center and guard at Kentucky.He lettered in each of his four years. In his freshman year in 1984 the team defeated Wisconsin in the Hall of Fame Bowl. As a senior in 1987 Dawson was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference. Dawson was selected by the Steelers in the second round of the 1988 NFL draft.He’s the first guy I ever saw as a center pull and lead sweeps. And they would lead Dermontti on what we called the ‘plus nose tackle,’ the guy who sat outside his shoulder with the play going to that side. His blocking assignment was to cut that guy out of that onside gap, almost impossible. But Dermontti could do it because of his quickness. You just don’t see that very often.”—Hall of Fame cornerback and Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeauCongratulations to the “big three” there is a lot of love coming your way from Pittsburgh.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]­pitts­ or 412-583-6741.) Hey with the NFL Hall-of-Fame inductions, game and all of the other festivities that surround it fast approaching, one thing puzzles me. These are a group of athletes who were beyond superior, yet the event that honors their contribution is titled the “class” of 2012.Generally speaking school and or lights were usually out when opponents were forced to compete against these gentlemen.last_img read more

first_img Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:consultation, gaming policy 2015 Consultations on Health & Agriculture launched Changes coming for National Parks laws; public consultation starts Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Oct 2015 – Consultation on the Gaming Policy 2015 has been extended to November 16 and the PNP Administration today announced that they still welcome electronic and dropped off submissions of ideas.In a 37-page document, there is focus on licensing, types of gaming, form and system of taxation, reporting and control standards, safeguards for licensees, employees, patrons, devices for gaming and games rules. In announcing the consultation the Administration shared that as of 2013, there were 80 gaming properties and 535 active machines in the TCI.We’ve got the link to the policy and email information at this link to the Gaming Policy 2015: [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgDarjeeling: People’s Liberation Army joined in the revelries as the Indian Army commemorated the 72nd Independence Day at Nathula, the Indo-China border in Sikkim.To mark the occasion, a Special Border Meeting between India and China was held on Wednesday.This is being seen as a reciprocating gesture as the Indian Army had taken part in the celebrations commemorating the foundation day of the People’s Liberation Army on August 1, 2018.”The celebrations took place in an atmosphere of warmth and friendship with an aim of enhancing mutual trust and promoting peace and tranquility in the border areas,” stated a release from the army.Pleasantries were also exchanged in Kongra La in North Sikkim. Indian Army troops deployed in remote and high altitude areas in North Sikkim hoisted the tricolor in different forward posts to mark the occasion.”Such interactions between the two armies have resulted in enhancement of goodwill and mutual understanding between the two nations,” added the release.last_img read more

first_imgHay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites and leads to cold-like runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure.According to a report by the World Health Oragnisation (WHO), 10 to 30 per cent of the population worldwide suffers from hay fever.The findings showed that brains of mice when exposed to a model of grass pollen allergy actually produced more neurons than when they were under normal conditions. During an allergic reaction, an increase in the numbers of new neurons in the hippocampus — the part of the brain responsible for forming new memories, and the site where neurons continue to be formed throughout life — was found. This raised the question that what could be the consequences of allergies on memory, the researchers said.In addition, the allergy also reduced the presence of microglia — brain immune cells that perform immune system functions in the central nervous system – activity. The microglia in the brain of mice were found deactivated.“It was highly unexpected to see the deactivation of microglia in the hippocampus. Partly because other studies have shown the reverse effect on microglia following bacterial infection,” said Barbara Klein, University of Salzburg in Austria. “We know that the response of immune system in the body is different in case of an allergic reaction versus a bacterial infection. What this tells us is that the effect on the brain depends on type of immune reaction in the body,” Klein added.The allergic reaction also caused an increase in neurogenesis — the growth and development of nervous tissue, which is known to decline with age, said the paper published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.last_img read more