Howard Lake | 1 February 2006 | News 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Retailchoice.com lists charity shop volunteer vacancies Helen Chater, volunteering opportunities executive at Save the Children, said: “Volunteering for Save the Children will not only benefit vulnerable children around the world but it can also help gain valuable knowledge and experience in both retail and charity environments.” Retail job board retailchoice.com is allowing UK charities with high street shops to post vacant positions within their shops on the site for free.The new volunteer vacancy listings mean that retail job seekers can use the site to find paid work and volunteer work in charity shops.Charities already involved in the scheme and benefiting from an increase in volunteer applications as a result include Save the Children and Help The Aged. A number of other charities are also looking to post their volunteer roles over the next month, according to retailchoice.com. Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading Volunteering
Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West first came across the name Pauli Murray while working on their Oscar-nominated documentary “RBG.” Murray was a pivotal figure in shaping litigation and thinking around gender and racial equality, years before the civil rights or women’s movements. Murray, who was also Black and gender fluid, organized a sit-in to protest segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C., in 1943, 17 years before the more well-known Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in. Cohen and West track the extraordinary life of this little-known trailblazer in “My Name is Pauli Murray,” which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. The mostly virtual festival runs through Wednesday.
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo October 19, 2020 The Colombian Armed Forces seized 8 tons of drugs in several maritime and land operations, impacting the finances of criminals in the region.On August 21, the Colombian Military Forces’ General Command (CGFM, in Spanish) reported that authorities had detained a member of the National Liberation Army guerilla, who was transporting 700 kilograms of marijuana in a truck, in the Santa Rosalía region, Vichada. That same day, the Army seized 982 kg of marijuana from the criminal armed group Sixth Structure, in the Morales municipality, in Cauca.On August 19, security forces reported three operations. In the first one, the Air Force and the Army found two drug processing labs belonging to the Clan del Golfo, in the Cumbitara and Leiva municipalities, Nariño department. Authorities seized a total of 3.3 tons of cocaine hydrochloride, liquid and solid chemical precursors, machinery, and ovens.In the second operation, service members found two underground warehouses in La Guajira containing 1,250 kg of marijuana. The seized shipment was allegedly bound for islands of the Caribbean and Central America, the National Police reported.In the third seizure, the Colombian Navy found a handmade semisubmersible in the Pacific Ocean, in the Punta Ají sector, Valle del Cauca, carrying 843.8 kg of cocaine, the CGFM said.“Unfortunately, the Pacific is one of the crown jewels for narcotraffickers, because of the geographical advantages they get for drug production and shipment,” Colombian President Iván Duque told the Colombian newspaper El País. “They want to control the crops and drug routes from Venezuela.”In another operation in the Tame municipality, Arauca department, service members found 941 kg of marijuana in a tractor truck. The drug was believed to be bound for Venezuela, the Office of the Attorney General said. Authorities detained one person in the operation.The flow of cocaine from Colombia to Venezuela is mainly carried out by air and through rivers that cross shared borders and flow into the Maracaibo Lake and the Orinoco River, according to the report The Replacement of Colombian Networks by Venezuelan Ones in International Border Drug Trafficking, published by the Spanish think tank Elcano Royal Institute. “It is estimated that about 400 to 450 tons of cocaine cross this border every year,” the report says.On August 24, the Colombian Ministry of Defense announced the creation of the Command Against Drug Trafficking and Transnational Threats. The elite group will consolidate the Army’s air assault capabilities to increase special interdiction and security operations against narcotrafficking and organized armed groups and their illicit economies, the Ministry said.
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The property at 78 Cabana Blvd, Benowa Waters, also sold off-market recently.Ms Lanham said off-market sales happened when house hunters were looking for a property in a certain location or with a specific feature. “It doesn’t happen every day but we do get the odd person who wants a special location,” she said.The sales come shortly after a beachfront property at Palm Beach changed hands in a $4.4 million off-market sale.Kollosche agent Rob Lamb and agency director Michael Kollosche contacted the owners of the Jefferson Lane property on behalf of a buyer with the offer, which was too good to refuse.“(The owners) said, ‘funnily enough we are actually thinking about selling, why not?’,” Mr Lamb said earlier this month.“We’d arrived at a figure which was incentive enough to sell right there and then.”The deal was penned a few days later. She splashed $1.845 million on the house, which marks a new record for the street.It was one of two mirror-image houses at the address, which were owned and built by family business Evolution Builders. The second property is now for sale.Ray White Benowa agent Carita Lanham also facilitated an offer-market sale recently.She contacted the owners of a Benowa Waters house, who she knew were considering selling, on behalf of a prospective buyer.The contract was signed the day it was inspected.“It was basically a buyer I was working with off my database,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They lived locally as well and they were just wanting to go from canal to main river.“I think because they knew what they wanted after taking them through, they put in an offer and bought it that afternoon.”The $1.5 million sale went unconditional last week.Property records show the Cabana Blvd house last sold in 2002 for $678,00. One of the houses at 36 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters, (left) was snapped up in an off-market sale.HOUSE hunters aren’t wasting any time chasing the home of their dreams, and they are willing to spend a hefty price to get it.There has been a spate of secret sales across the Gold Coast in recent weeks — many of which have been negotiated in a matter of days.In some cases the sellers had considered listing their properties but never gone ahead.It was not until they were offered a price too good to refuse that they agreed to hand over the keys.Ray White Broadbeach Waters agent Justin Haynes recently handled an off-market sale at Mermaid Waters.After showing a local buyer from the agency’s database the multistorey Avanti St property, the deal was done in days.“What appealed to them was the locality to the beach, I think it’s about 600m to 700m,” he said.“She loved it and in two days had an offer.” [email protected]
9 December 2015Consensus on how all media, including online, can play a vital role in encouraging more gender equality and understanding not only in the global media but also in promoting general social cohesion by the year 2030, is the aim of the first General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Global Alliance on Media and Gender (Gamag).Gamag is a global movement to promote gender equality in and through the media.The First GAMAG General Assembly will take place on 9 – 10 December in Geneva. @UNESCO #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/8cnrJn63ql— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 29, 2015The South African team will be led by the acting director-general of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Johannes Rantete. The team will join other global government media departments, as well as private media organisations, civil society and media academics in Geneva from 8 to 10 December to discuss practical ways to achieve the desired outcomes.South Africa would use the platform to encourage media houses across the world to involve women in the sourcing, production, delivery, analysis and broadcasting of news to create a global media that better reflected the voices and interests of women, said GCIS.The objectives of Gamag align closely with the aims of the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 to actively encourage gender equality through job creation, education and social and health welfare.The Gamag assembly takes place during 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.Topics to be discussed in presentations and roundtables include the structure and details for a global development co-operation framework on gender and media. The gathering will also look at the effect and importance of the relationship between emerging online media and youth in achieving the goals of Gamag.Also under discussion will be gender and media as a business and development model, and the strategic link between policy and research on gender and media.An International Development Co-operation meeting will precede the Gamag gathering, hoping to outline and provide useful indicators on the direction of supporting, enabling and financing gender equality in and through the media.Both events will aim to provide a platform for dialogue and establish an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media.According to Unesco and Gamag, the conference objectives include initiating processes to:Expand the mandate and reach of key stakeholders to promote gender equality through the design of an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media that can give support to actions at the national, regional and global levels – in particular the activities of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender;Recognise the critical area of concern of the Beijing Declaration, the resolution adopted by the UN in 1995 to promulgate a set of global principles concerning the equality of men and women;Analyse and discuss the declaration’s Platform for Action, as well as the Women and the Media Diagnosis element of the declaration as central to all other critical areas of concern, in order to endorse and build Gamag as a mechanism to accelerate implementation and systematic follow-up; and,Encourage commitment to mainstream or strengthen gender and media objectives in the programmes and budgets of the development partners as well as through their communication strategies of their own media services.Millennium and Sustainable development goalsThe Gamag assembly is an answer to the call for global partnerships as stated in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 8. Also, the mission statement of the conference resonates with the proposed Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17. These are to target 10 concerning measures to promote public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, as well as strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development by the year 2030.Addis Ababa Action AgendaThe Gamag meeting will also seek to advance the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.Women are underrepresented in media staffing at all levels. This is fact, but we must change it. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/Xc78Ls0OeT— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 30, 2015Decades of research has shown that despite many advancements in gender equality, there remains much work to be done. “Women remain consistently under- represented in media staffing at all levels, in particular in executive decision- making and technical areas, and [are] often misrepresented in editorial content,” GCIS said in a statement about the meeting.The South African government holds that women are under-represented in media regulatory and professional organisations. It is determined to help the media, traditional and emerging, to promote women’s full participation in the industry. “Media houses and government communications wings have [the] potential to promote editorial policies in favour of gender equality in media content, eliminating stereotypes and portraying a fair representation of men and women.”GCIS highlighted the need to bring more online access to women in general, around the world, allowing them a voice to speak about what mattered most to them, including health issues, human rights promotion and overall gender equality. In addition to allowing them the platforms to speak, the media, GCIS said, should offer women the information needed to promote their participation in every aspect of life and in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.“Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage and in all subject segments, including news on war and peace making, finance, science, technology and politics.”Ultimately, GCIS concluded, the media, working together with governments, the private sector and academia, “must enable time or space for women to express themselves and promote coverage and awareness of gender equality in work, working conditions, and property rights. A high priority [is] the situation of women in conflict zones, as well as violence against women.”Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/xtfoBfHScH— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) December 2, 2015Source: South African Government News Agency
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThere is no doubt: it is not always convenient, or easy, or enjoyable to focus on farm safety issues. But the time and effort involved with a focus on farm safety is always worth the investment compared to the heartbreak resulting from tragedies that take place on farms every year. National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 16 to 22 this year and it is an important opportunity for farmers to re-focus on farm safety heading into the busy harvest months, not only for themselves and their families, but also their farm employees.“Agriculture is still one of the most hazardous industries not only in Ohio but in the U.S. Safety in agriculture is a key component to preventing severe injuries and fatalities,” said Kent McGuire, Ohio State University’s Health and Safety Coordinator in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. “As an agricultural employer it is important to make safety a priority and take the time to train your employees on safe work practices and recognizing hazards. When we look at agricultural hazards, we can break those down into physical injuries and potential health issues. It is very important to consider the overall health and well being of not only farmers, but also agricultural workers. This includes stresses and mental aspects associated with agricultural production as well as some of the current issues we are trying to address like the opioid crisis. We have to look at getting those resources and that help out to the rural farm communities.”A focus on farm safety starts from the top management on down, and it needs to be embraced by everyone.“Safety needs to be a priority and one of the biggest things you can do for family members and employees is to build a culture of safety to create moments where people can recognize a hazard and address the situation. There are such a variety of hazards in agriculture from equipment, to livestock handling, to slips trips and falls and even confined spaces. The emphasis on taking the time to provide safety training and creating an awareness for your employees is vital to preventing health issues or injuries,” McGuire said. “We have put together a safety program for CFAES that can provide resources for the agricultural industry out in the state.”National Farm Safety and Health Week is coordinated by the U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to highlight agricultural health and safety and create opportunities to start or continue to build safety programs for farm workers, farm families, and everyone involved in agriculture. Following are the daily themes through the week highlighting different safety focus areas for farms, and McGuire offers more specific items to consider for each topic. Monday: Rural roadway safety Throughout the year it is necessary for farm equipment and regular motorist to share the road. It is important that the equipment operator and the general motorist use the proper precautions on roadways.As an equipment operator:Make sure that all warning flashers and lights are in proper operating condition, and ensure the Slow Moving Vehicle emblems, are clean, and easily visible.Use turn signals or proper hand signals to give plenty of warning to other motorist of your intentions to turn.Plan ahead and watch for roadside obstacles.If possible, move equipment at off peak hours and use an escort vehicle if needed.Always have your brakes pedals locked together, Rollover Protective Structure in place and seat belt fastened.As a motorist sharing the road with agricultural equipment:Understand that most ag equipment today will not fit in one lane of the road.Operators also have to navigate around roadside obstacles like steep ditches, mailboxes, road signs, and bridge railings.Consider that operators of farm equipment my have limited vision to what is behind them because of the size of equipment they are towing.Take into account, most farm equipment is traveling at 25 miles per hour or less, as a motorist traveling at 55 miles per hour, reaction time to closing distance is greatly reduced. Use caution in order to prevent a rear end collision.For more visit umash.umn.edu/farm-safety-check-roadway-safety/ Tuesday: Health/suicide/opioids It is very important to consider the overall health and well being of the farmer or farm worker. This also includes the stresses and mental aspects associated with ag production. Common health hazards in agriculture include respiratory hazards, hearing loss, exposure to chemicals, working in extreme temperatures and sun exposure.Another aspect of living healthy is minimizing stress, however farming can be a consistently stressful occupation. Farmers experience stresses associated with most occupations such as high demand, time pressures, and increased workload; however, farmers have added pressures associated with agriculture, such as uncontrollable weather, machinery breakdowns, variable crop prices, or even economic survival.Finally, the challenges of dealing with the impacts of opioid use and addiction in the agricultural workplace and rural communities are growing. Educate employees about the dangers of addiction and the harm of abusing illegal drugs and prescription medications. Watch for warning signs of addiction and be extra vigilant if employees work in safety-sensitive positions or with heavy machinery.For more visit www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/agricultural-worker-protection-standard-wpshttp://nasdonline.org/1246/d001050/health-hazards-in-agriculture-an-emerging-issue.htmlhttps://articles.extension.org/pages/70313/production-agriculture-and-stressand www.usda.gov/topics/opioids. Wednesday: Child/youth health and safety For generations, youth have had an active part in agriculture. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 2 million youth under the age of 20 are exposed to farm-related safety hazards each year. As a result, it is important to understand and comply with the federal and state agricultural youth employment rules, stress safety practices and make sure that they are doing age appropriate work tasks that they can handle physically and mentally. Training young workers to recognize hazards is essential to reduce the risk of physical injury or health related exposures.For more information visit: www.osha.gov/SLTC/youth/agriculture/workers.html and https://www.dol.gov/whd/AG/ag_pocket_guide.pdf Thursday: Confined spaces in agriculture There is such a variety of confined spaces in the agricultural industry from grain handling facilities to manure storage areas, to bulk processing storage. An agricultural confined space can be identified as any space found in an agricultural workplace that:Was not designated or intended as a regular workstationHas limited or restricted means of entry or exitAssociated with potential physical and/or toxic hazards to workers who intentionally or unintentionally enter the space.It is important that those areas are identified and procedures are followed when working around or entering those areas. Hazards associated with agricultural confined spaces include: toxic atmospheres, combustible atmospheres, engulfment, entrapment, and equipment hazards.For more information visit: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3939.pdf Friday: Tractor safety Tractors are the most widely used piece of equipment in agriculture, and still cause the most agricultural related fatalities in Ohio and nationally. The three main causes for severe injury include: roll-over, run-over, and being caught in moving parts. It is important to understand how to safely operate tractors, understand their capabilities and limitations, and use the safety features such as Roll Over Protective Structures.For more information visit: extension.psu.edu/national-safe-tractor-and-machinery-operation-program.“There are benefits to better safety and health practices in agriculture. Obviously the primary benefit is the reduction of illnesses, injuries and agricultural related fatalities. Additionally, there are cost and productivity benefits such as reduced worker’s compensation and insurance premiums, minimal medical expenses, and increased productivity and morale with employees,” McGuire said.Additional information on managing safety and resources for employee safety training in the agricultural industry can be found at https://agsafety.osu.edu/programs/cfaes-osha or contact Kent McGuire, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health, at [email protected] or 614-292-0588.
Matt Asay What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Apple’s profits slid 18% last quarter. Gross margins dropped from 38.44% in 2012 to 37.5% in 2013. While there are a number of reasons for this, the biggest seems to be consumer preference for lower-priced products like the iPad Mini.While Apple investors have spanked the stock in response, in reality they should be cheering. After all, we’re still in the early stages of the global mobile revolution, not the end, and Apple’s high-price, high-margin business model was never going to win outside North America and Western Europe. Indeed, could not win. While Apple is Apple and will never truly go down-market to make sales, it needs to be more price competitive in price-sensitive markets. Getting bullied on price by Android, thereby pushing Apple to introduce lower-priced (and lower-margin) products, is good for Apple, however much it may spook investors in the short term.In other words, Apple needs to be a bit more like Google with Android.Learning From AndroidAnd what’s the Android strategy? Make smartphones affordable for everyone, as Google chairman Eric Schmidt declared at a recent mobile conference:Our goal with Android is to reach everyone. We’ll cross one billion Android devices in six to nine months. In a year or two, we’ll hit two billion. And the way that’s going to happen is with the debut of low-end devices from manufacturers, primarily in Asia. If low-end smartphones are inexpensive now, imagine just how inexpensive they’ll be a few years from now… A relatively inexpensive smartphone with a browser is all you need to get the world’s information. And that’s how we’re going to hit the next billion devices.Apple seems to be learning this lesson. While it claims a whopping 80% tablet market share in China, this is always how the company begins in a market. Remember when Apple could claim 90% of the smartphone market and then 90% of the tablet market in the US? At its premium prices, those statistics have a very short shelf life.Selling To Both Rich And PoorPlus, it’s very possible that Apple hit the high-end Chinese consumers first, but will struggle to claim the mass market. As Tom Christian Gotschalksen suggests, emerging markets are always comprised of both mature and emerging income brackets. Apple has done well with these mature demographics. It needs help on the emerging side.In China, Apple seems to be holding off Samsung and the other Android vendors much better than it has before, even as it keeps slipping in smartphones. Why? Credit the lower-priced iPad Mini, as Haydn Shaughnessy argues. Apple did well with more affluent Chinese consumers in smartphones but then lost its lead as the mass-market adopted Android. With tablets, Apple is able to serve both markets.That’s smart.Pyramid Research has modeled the effects of Apple knocking down prices in China through carrier subsidies (especially China Mobile) and lower-priced offerings like the iPad Mini. The difference between the status quo and a lower-price market strategy is stark. This is something Apple must do.And it is. Again, investors may not like it, but Apple is playing for long-term success in emerging markets. Finally. Image courtesy of feiyuezhangjie/Shutterstock. Tags:#Android#Apple#China#emerging markets#Eric Schmidt#Google The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts
Now that the community touch season for Juniors draws to an end in many parts of Australia, it is time to consider planning for the next season, particularly if you are considering starting a junior competition, growing an existing one or allowing 5 – 8 year olds to be a part of your competition. It’s been four years since the introduction of the AusTouch program, and it continues to play a fundamental role in the development of touch football for juniors with success and growth all over the country.AusTouch is the basics of touch football in a fun and progressive program, which builds on the skills, concepts and rules over the sessions. If you local school or affiliate/club is not yet involved then this is the perfect opportunity to have a look at the program with Development Staff all over Australia starting to plan their activities for the upcoming months to roll into a bumper Summer Season. Please see the link below for an example for an implementation plan that has been previously been developed and executed. This can be used as a guide to starting your Centre; you can take this document and adjust it to suit your own requirements. Implementation PlanFor more information about AusTouch or running an AusTouch program please click on the AusTouch icon on the left hand side of the page. Small sections that maybe relevant are included below: What is AusTouch?Includes benefits, implementation and promotional footage of the program. http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=702Centre HighlightsAre practical applications of the program in a variety of models and methods.http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=773AusTouch in SchoolsHighlights the versatility of the program and its use as a Leadership Model in a school framework. http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=698 AusTouch Centre AdministrationSorts of information that can assist in the administration of a Centre and a sample of information contained on the AusTouch Leader Resource Kit.http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=695Don’t forget also that affiliates are able to purchase the AusTouch Leader Resource Kit, which is a DVD and CD Rom which can assist with ideas for junior coach’s in doing training sessions. This can be purchased through the Canberra Touch Football Australia Office by calling 02 6212 2800.