Fundraiser for the chop

Advertisement In January UK Fundraising reported on a RSPCA supporter who underwent a sponsored vasectomy. Now we hear of a school raising funds through an auction, with one of the lots being a vasectomy.A parent of two children at Hamilton Primary school in Essex will operate on the winner at her surgery. Fundraiser for the chop  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 May 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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UK charities unite to launch the #RoundupsPennyAppeal

first_imgUK charities unite to launch the #RoundupsPennyAppeal Melanie May | 8 December 2020 | News Tagged with: app appeals Digital “We know that many people are facing financial difficulties at the moment and so donating to charity has understandably fallen down the priority list. Hopefully people will view Roundups as a way of supporting the sector without breaking the bank. It is designed so that you can donate small amounts that you won’t miss personally but, collectively, will make a big difference.”Charities interested in joining the #RoundupsPennyAppeal can contact Roundups at [email protected] A group of UK charities have joined forces to create the #RoundupsPennyAppeal, which asks the public to donate digital pennies as they spend with the Roundups app.CLIC Sargent, Blue Cross, Lymphoma Action and the National Emergencies Trust are among more than 20 charities forming the alliance with Roundups to create the video campaign encouraging people to sign up to the app. The #RoundupsPennyAppeal comes as charities face an anticipated £12.4 billion shortfall caused by Covid-19.Sarah Thorn, Community and Partnerships Manager at Lymphoma Action said:“Coronavirus has led to an unprecedented demand for our services, and we are busier than ever in supporting people affected by a lymphoma diagnosis… We are delighted to be a part of this campaign and to provide our supporters with innovative ways to get involved with Lymphoma Action. This is especially important at this challenging time when our revenue has been impacted by the cancellation of events and fundraising activities which bring in a large percentage of our income. Funds raised through digital platforms like Roundups will help safeguard our services and support our work.”Sean Donnelly, Co-Founder of Roundups, also commented: Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcYb2jupFv0&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]  241 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Roundups is an app that links with a bank card, rounds up payments and donates the difference to a chosen charity as the card’s owner spends. Donors can round transactions up to as little as 10p and set a weekly cap on their donations. The app also lets donors track the impact of their donations as they go. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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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A Southern trans worker on how to end poverty

first_imgTo be honest, looking back now, working in fast food like I used to wasn’t the problem itself. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, especially since graduating college.I didn’t mind flipping burgers or making processed scrambled eggs or whatever I was doing. None of the work itself bothered me, besides the fact that I was providing a basic human right — food — that people had to pay for. But that’s a story for another day.What bothered me about working in fast food, and also in retail, is the overarching issue that I was being exploited and underpaid. I was giving so much of my labor, strength and time to a system that didn’t even pay me enough to get by.People say, “You should be grateful you even have a job!” But is it really any better if you still can’t pay the bills on time? What is the difference between being unemployed and in poverty, and making $120 a week and still being in poverty? That money dries up fast. You can’t save up anything when you bring in maybe $500 a month, and you’ve got the rent and the utilities and the groceries and the car (if you’re even lucky enough to have one).Working at McDonald’s was basically like being unemployed, in that respect. And many people treat fast food workers horribly. Many customers think they’re entitled to bad behavior because you serve them. They’re condescending, rude, demeaning, and that is also what is exhausting.Our society teaches that blue- and pink-collar jobs are to be looked down on. We hear as children: “You don’t want to be a garbage truck driver, do you?” or “Go to college or you’ll be flipping burgers for the rest of your life!” Those jobs are seen as unfortunate stepping stones or a negative consequence of a bad upbringing.But there’s nothing wrong with working these jobs except the way that they and the people who work in those jobs are represented.The other issue I had working in food service was the homophobia. That was also exhausting. At the time, I knew better than to come out to my co-workers as transgender. But due to the grave error I made in trusting my manager with my being gay, my co-workers found out and tormented me about that.The manager was eventually let go, and a new manager came in who fired the most homophobic co-worker I had to deal with. But that wasn’t enough. The harassment continued, and I quit eventually because of it.My experience is a stark reminder of how workers, no matter our race, sexual orientation, gender, dis/ability, citizen status, etc., have to stick together, because our labor is being exploited. We are all being exploited.Busting our asses for $8.05 an hour was and is unacceptable. If we want better, then we have to come to understand and support one another’s lives and identities. That is the only way.Devin Cole is president of Pensacola STRIVE (Social Trans Initiative) and direc­tor of operations for the Florida Transgender Alliance. They most ­recently organized a Pensacola “Welcome Home” rally in honor of recently freed trans activist Chelsea Manning and Puerto Rican national hero Oscar López Rivera.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Photographer for the SANA agency abducted from his home

first_imgNews August 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer for the SANA agency abducted from his home Samer Al-Shami, a photographer for the SANA agency, was abducted from his home in the western province of Homs at 5:30 a.m. by five gunmen who beat him with rifle butts, took him away in their car and interrogated him about his work and the supposed links of some of his relatives with the Moslem Brotherhood. He was released after several hours. RSF_en center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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2 New COVID-19 Infections Reported in Pasadena, But Officials Warn Possible Post-Labor Day Virus Surge May Still Be Ahead

first_img Top of the News 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 2 New COVID-19 Infections Reported in Pasadena, But Officials Warn Possible Post-Labor Day Virus Surge May Still Be Ahead By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4:52 pm Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeauty Two new COVID-19 infections and no deaths were reported in Pasadena Thursday as local, county and state health officials were poised for a possible virus surge in the weeks following Labor Day weekend.Pasadena’s total tallies since the start of the pandemic amounted to 2,455 cases of the novel coronavirus and 117 deaths, according to city data.Public health agencies at all three levels reported relatively low rates of new infections over the long-holiday weekend, but cautioned that the figures were likely influence by fewer people getting tested, and fewer testing centers open. The nearly-24,000-acre Bobcat Fire burning in the forest north of the foothills may also have been suppressing testing.“We are still getting low cases because of the long holiday weekend, and now with the fires, there are less people that are getting tested,” city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.The city’s overall positivity rate had dropped to 9..2%, compared with the county’s total rate of 10%.Huntington Hospital saw 24 COVID-19 patients on Thursday, according to hospital data. A single test was pending.Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials were already looking ahead to next month and planning for Halloween. The agency urged the public not to take part in trick-or-treating.“For this year, it is simply not safe to celebrate in the usual ways. Gatherings, events, parties, carnivals, festivals, haunted house attractions, are already prohibited under the Health Officer Order,” the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement issued Wednesday. “Public Health recommends trick or treating not happen this year and offers other ways to celebrate that are safe for children and families, including hosting an online party and decorating homes and yards. There are also some Halloween-related activities that are safer, including car parades and drive-in movie nights.”The Pasadena Health Department was planning to draw up its own guidance related to Halloween and release it in the near future, according to Derderian.Los Angeles county health officials reported 1,239 new infections and 42 additional fatalities. The county had recorded a total of 251,024 COVID-19 cases and 6,128 deaths in totalCounty officials said 940 patients were being treated at hospitals, with 33% of them in intensive care units.At the state level, 3,338 new infections were detected Thursday and 137 new deaths were reported, according to the California Department of Public Health. The state had recorded a total of 742,865 COVID-19 cases and 13,978 fatalities altogether.The state’s average positivity rate over the past seven days stood at 3.5%, and the 14-day rate was 4%, according to a CDPH statement.As of Thursday, Los Angeles County accounted for 34% of California’s total COVID-19 cases and 44% of the state’s deaths.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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County Limerick woman to face trial on child sexual exploitation

first_imgPrint Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Email NewsLocal NewsCounty Limerick woman to face trial on child sexual exploitationBy admin – March 11, 2011 571 center_img LIMERICK Circuit Court will hear the trail of a 41-year-old woman who will appear charged with five counts of sexually exploiting a child in County Limerick on dates in 2009 and 2010. The woman, who can not be named for legal reasons and to protect the alleged injured party in the case, was served with the book of evidence in the matter at Limerick District Court by garda Keith Harmon attached to Bruff Garda Station. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The woman faces multiple counts of inducing or coercing a minor to engage in sexual activity contrary to Section 3 of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1988 or the commission of such an offence.Conviction following trial on indictment could lead to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years according to the legislation within the act.Garda Harmon served the book of evidence to the accused woman who is alleged to have breached the act on separate dates within the two year period. Inspector Derek Smart told the court that following the service of the book of evidence in the case, the accused woman was to be sent forward for trial to the next sittings of Limerick Circuit Court according to the directions of the DPP.Issuing the 14 day alibi warning, Judge O’Donnell sent the accused forward and remanded her on her own continuing bail. Advertisement Facebook Previous articleO’Driscoll leads unchanged IrelandNext articleLimerick Trio to represent Ireland adminlast_img read more

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Toy Story 4 T-Shirts Launched to Raise Money for Sick Children

first_imgAdvertisement Toy Story 4 is due for release in cinemas tomorrow (June 21st) and to celebrate this Hairy Baby tees along with Walt Disney Studio Ireland have teamed up to create a limited edition Toy Story 4 t-shirt with all profits going to CMRF Crumlin.In Ireland, 1 in 100 children are born with a structural heart defect. 211 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. All of these children are treated at Crumlin Hospital. 150,000 sick children walk through the doors of Crumlin hospital every year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the campaign, Gráinne Kennedy, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at CMRF Crumlin, said how vital this collaboration is.“We are thrilled that Hairy Baby and Walt Disney Studios Ireland have chosen us to be a charity partner for these amazing t-shirts.“We rely heavily on corporate donations and partnerships, so we really appreciate this fundraising merchandise.” she added.Hairy Baby is a Cork based custom clothing and merchandise company that create bespoke designs and slogans.“We’re proud to link up once more with our friends at Walt Disney Studios Ireland to design a limited edition chari-tee special to celebrate the release of the fantastic family adventure, TOY STORY 4 in cinemas.” Hairy Baby said in a statement.People who want to buy these limited edition Toy Story 4 t-shirts in aid of CMRF Crumlin can click here for further information – https://www.hairybaby.com/toy-story-4 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleBurglars force Limerick restaurant owner to go cashlessNext articleBike week 2019 has a lot on offer in Limerick Meghann Scully TAGSCMRF CrumlinCrumlin Children’s HospitalHairy BabyhealthlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowToy StoryToy Story 4Walt Disney NewsHealthToy Story 4 T-Shirts Launched to Raise Money for Sick ChildrenBy Meghann Scully – June 20, 2019 322 last_img read more

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Shannon Group welcomes Minister Naughton’s announcement of €6.3m funding

first_imgBusinessLimerickNewsShannon Group welcomes Minister Naughton’s announcement of €6.3m fundingBy Meghann Scully – April 19, 2021 170 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick SHANNON Group has welcomed the allocation of over €6.3 million in Government support to Shannon Airport under the COVID-19 Regional State Airports Programme 2021, announced today by Hildegarde Naughton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport.Welcoming the announcement Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said; “As we continue to manage our way through the COVID-19 crisis, the confirmation that Shannon Airport’s application to the COVID-19 Regional State Airports Programme 2021, first announced last November, has been approved is very welcome.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Following an extremely difficult year for aviation and Shannon Airport, these funds will assist us to deliver a range of critical safety and security capital projects, including, security equipment upgrades, and airfield rehabilitation works.” she added. Twitter WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Linkedincenter_img Previous articleLimerickman Martyn Cosgrave hits Number One in the charts with his debut solo single.Next articleLimerick City Council accept proposal for County Limerick dog park on 6 month trial basis Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printlast_img read more

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Atlanta cyberattack a ‘massive inconvenience’ to city, mayor says

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Atlanta officials are reassuring the public that operations will continue as normal as they deal with a cyberattack on the city’s systems.While most of the city’s websites are working normally, a number of web pages that customers use to pay bills began to be affected Thursday morning. Access to court information was also affected.Whoever is behind the attack is asking for a $50,000 ransom.As the city struggled to contain the spread of the attack, city officials have been forced to take down web pages in other departments and literally unplug city computers. Some city workers aren’t even receiving email.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that her office is working with the FBI.“We are continuing to work with our federal partners and other stakeholders who continue to advise us on how best to navigate and approach this,” Bottoms said.City leaders stress that there have been no impacts to police, water service, 911 and Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport. The city, they point out, was built before computers. As a protective measure, Wi-Fi at the airport has been turned off. Security wait time signs and flight information signs may not be accurate as a result, officials cautioned.The greatest impacts appear to be at municipal court and the city detention center — with computers down, many taken down protectively, city employees are having to manually admit inmates, handle tickets and warrants. The city court currently cannot validate warrants or process ticket payments online or in person.Customers will not be penalized for late payments, the city said.The city government isn’t getting specific about who the demands are from, what kind of data has been stolen and what’s being held hostage, but it’s clear that city’s systems have been severely compromised.Bottoms did not say Friday whether the city planned to pay the $50,000 ransom, but already city council members are promising her millions if she needs to build a new secure system from the ground up. She referenced similar ransom attacks on corporations, and on other government agencies in Colorado and North Carolina.“What we know is that someone is in our system, and that there is a weakness there,” Bottoms said.“It is absolutely not what we wanted to have happened in the city of Atlanta. But to the extent that there are changes and upgrades that we need to make to our system, we need to do it now.”She added: “This is a massive inconvenience to the city.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Trump signs bill to eliminate backlog in rape kit testing

first_imgABC News, End the Backlog(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation that provides funding to help states eliminate backlogs in rape kit testing. The measure, signed Monday, will help deal with the more than 100,000 rape kits across the country that remain untested. Advocates say that, without proper federal funding, they might never be tested.The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019, named after a victim of rape in 1989 where the evidence wasn’t tested until 1994, also funds DNA training and education programs, as well as the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Grant Program.“We know that DNA is much more likely than fingerprints to result in the identification of a criminal,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement, “yet thousands of rape kits currently sit untested in labs and on police storage shelves across the Nation.”It’s important to test rape kits as soon as possible since statutes of limitations bar prosecution of perpetrators in certain states.Since 2004, the Debbie Smith Act has had considerable success. According to advocates, almost 200,000 sexual offenders have been identified, and over 40% of all DNA matches since 2005 were because of resources that became available because of grant money. The measure has had a history of being reauthorized with bipartisan support but this time was caught up in a dispute over reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. According to Grisham, each year $151 million will be allocated for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, “$12.5 million for DNA training and education programs; and $30 million for the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Grant Program.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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