The Institute of Fundraising says that it welcomes the publication of the draft Charities Bill for England and Wales, with its proposed overhauling of charity and fundraising law.Lindsay Boswell, CEO of the Institute of Fundraising, described the draft Charities Bill as “a real opportunity for the sector” and urged the Government to ensure that the draft Bill is passed into law in 2005, following proper consultation. The Institute will be submitting its views on the detail of the Bill to the Joint Committee shortly and mr Boswell urge other fundraising organisations to do the same. Advertisement Institute of Fundraising welcomes draft Charity Bill 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 June 2004 | News The draft Bill includes a number of proposed changes to the way in which fundraising is carried out and regulated. These include proposals for a new licensing scheme for public collections, changes to accounting practices, and reserve powers to introduce regulation of fundraising if a self-regulatory scheme does not work. Lindsay Boswell said: “The proposals for a self-regulatory scheme for fundraising that have been discussed in recent months sit alongside the measures announced in the Charities Bill. It is important that the fundraising sector ensures that such a scheme is successfully implemented to prevent the Home Secretary from implementing legislation in this area in the future.”Andrew Watt, Head of Policy and Deputy Chief Executive, said: “The Public Collection proposals are practicable and sensible. Government have listened to the views of the sector and together a unified licensing system has been developed, which will make public collections regulations more consistent and clearer for the public to understand.”He added that “some of the most influential changes proposed as part of the Charities Bill are those that relate to reports and accounts. An ability to use the Trustees’ report to put fundraising in context and to present a picture of the strategic importance of its funding role will enable all of us to communicate our activities more openly and transparently.” 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: Finance Recruitment / people
Twitter Cultural differences affect students studying in US Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printAt the end of every semester, the library is packed and finding a seat can be a challenge. Senior biology major Bakari Samin said a person knows when it’s finals week because as soon as the library doors open, everyone sprints to find a seat like a Black Friday sale.The nature of the TCU library has changed from a place of checking out books to a place for students to gather and study.Students today call the library “club lib” and the library has its own geofilter on Snapchat that students can use in Snapchat stories while in the library.Tracy Hull, associate dean of the library, said it’s fantastic that it has its own nickname and Snapchat geofilter since the library is breaking away from the mold and it is the students who have made it happen.“Part of the reason as to why I think is great is it exposes students, whether it be directly or indirectly, to the resources that we have to offer,” she said. “It provides a place for students to come gather and get out of the [residence hall room] and away from the social distractions that they have in the [residence hall]. They might come here and plan to study, but they end up socializing. That’s OK. I think you can get a little bit of both, social and intellectual. That is how libraries have redefined themselves. We don’t want to be the stodgy librarians that people stereotypically think we are.”Sophomore social work major Nasrallah Alkhabi said he likes the environment in the library since it helps him study — because if he were home, he would be more likely to be lazy.“I find myself using the computers here,” he said. “It’s updated, so that has helped me to study and to have all my stuff here. I don’t have to bring my laptop.”Senior marketing major Brittany Hudson, who has been working in the library since her sophomore year, said the student workers do the same things as they did before the layout change, just dealing with fewer books.“It’s more student-focused like helping students with finding things on campus as well as some of the facilities in the library,” she said. “It’s working with students more than we used to. There [are fewer] students checking out books. A student checking out a book is kind of rare. The environment as a whole is more of study space than a general library. They emphasize studying here instead of books.”Hull said the Internet has been one of the driving forces for the changes being made in libraries.“More things every day are available online,” she said. “Our culture revolves around Google, doing research online, communicating online. It has made us able to offer resources online. We can deliver a lot more online. Now that we have the internet, students can help themselves.”Hudson said technology has helped a lot with the work that goes on behind the desk.Hull said another thing that has greatly affected libraries is group projects, because they are more common today than a couple of years ago.“Now it’s just common, it’s the norm,” she said. “That’s why we have a need for so many group study rooms. Students need a space where their group can work on a project in a quiet focused environment where they can interact without bothering other people.”Senior economics major Isuru Perera, a student worker for the library since his first year, said having all the resources nearby to each other has made it easier.“It’s just a better flowing system,” he said. “We get questions every day. That system works better now, especially with the expansion of the library. It’s a much more efficient way of serving the patrons.”Hull said another thing that has changed within the library is that there are liaison librarians for different departments, instead of just having general librarians.“The students have already done the first level of the easy stuff,” she said. “They’ve got that down, but going into that deep end, they need a little bit more help. Those consultations are more time-consuming for the librarians, but that is what they are there for and they thrive on that. It’s too hard now for librarians to be generalists because there are so many resources out there. They are doing the purchasing of resources in those areas, they’re going to know them better.”Hull said the TCU library is used more than any other library that she has worked in, and the number of people who come into the building is a lot higher than at other institutions.“People like this building, they come to this building,” she said. “Students study here. The students went to the [Board of Trustees] and asked for us to be open 24 hours, so that happened. There was a lot of demand for the use of this building.”Hull said for the size of the campus, there should be 20 percent of the student population in the number of seats in the library Students in the past would get desperate for seats and outlets during finals week, and students sat on the floor just to have an electrical outlet, she added.“If you counted every single seat, we were still way below what we should have been, especially during finals time,” she said. “It was horrible. People were all over this building. We had a serious problem.”Perera said the new technology and study space has brought in more students, but space availability is still not meeting the demand.“More or less, it’s requiring more space and more equipment to meet their demands,” he said.Hull said the two biggest changes since the renovation are the setup of the building and the reduction of the amount of books in the library, even though the library is still buying around 12,000 to 13,000 books per year.“We haven’t reduced the number of our books,” she said. “We are still buying a lot of books every single year, but a lot of the things that were older and not utilized as much have been moved to the off-site shelving facility.”Hull said they needed warehouse space that could accommodate 20 years’ worth of growth and currently have around 950,000 books at the library annex, which is located on West Bolt Street.“Working with the architects, they worked with the administration to help us communicate,” she said. “If we are going to need to make more people space and we don’t have a place to expand out, we have to find a place for the books. We were able to secure good warehouse space that the university bought and re-did.”Hull said they worked to find a compromise for the amount of books that would stay at the library, while the rest were shipped off to the warehouse. The library was wanting to keep about 400,000 books on site.“We derived that number with a couple of different things in mind,” she said. “We were looking at what were our space needs for non-book aspects, and then based on that, what could we fit in the library? We initially started with about 385,000 books on site because we wanted to allow room for growth.”Hull said books bought within the past five years stay on campus, and the book has to have circulated at least once within the past 10 years to stay in the library, but there is a 24-hour turn around for books that are located in the library annex.“We have staff out there that actually pull the items, and we have someone that goes [to the library annex], gets them and brings them back,” she said. “All of our bound journals are out there, so if a person needs an article from a journal, we have staff out there that is scanning them and they can get the article emailed to them.”Hull said they started planning the book project around 2009 and plan to completely renovate the west side of the library in the future.“There were several iterations of the project,” she said. “At one point we were planning on having a lot of compact shelving down in the basement. We still plan to do compact shelving in the basement, but that will be when we redo the whole west side.”Hudson said the library still needs some updating, in particular the west side.“There are still some parts of the library that are still kind of old,” she said. “Especially if you go to the third floor, there is space to study – there’s just not any tables or good chairs. It’s not being utilized in the way that it could be. For the most part, I like the new changes. I look forward to the changes because I feel they are going to come up with new stuff every year and it’s interesting to see how the updates have developed.” ReddIt Daniela Mendoza Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ ReddIt Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Language diversity at the Southwest Regional Library International students’ journey to TCU Facebook Twitter Students studying in the Gearhart Reading Room during finals. Daniela Mendoza/TCU360 + posts Linkedin Previous articleTest anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in pastNext articleTCU Press hosts Harry Potter trivia night Daniela Mendoza RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Coming soon to the Southwest Regional Library World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution
February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the threats that have been made by Jean Bamanisa, the governor of the Congolese northeastern Province Orientale, against Jean-Paul Bisila, a journalist with the Radio Okapi branch in the city of Bunia. Download the press release by Journalist en Danger (JED), in French, here.RWB supports JED’s appeal to regional, national and international authorities to do everything possible to end the threats against Bisila so that he can work freely and independently.The Governor of Province Orientale has made repeated and explicit threats against the journalist. On 18 November 2014, he said, in front of witnesses, including MONUSCO staff, that he intended to have the journalist arrested. Five days earlier he had personally intimidated the journalist over the phone. Radio Okapi’s journalists have already paid a high price for using their right to freedom of information in the DRC, ranked 151st out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Two of them, Serge Maheshe and Didace Namujimbo, were murdered in Bukavu (province of Sud-Kivu) in 2007 and 2008. Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News News Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News February 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo News Organisation to go further Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma RSF_en December 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 JED and RWB ask to stop threats against journalist Jean-Paul Bisila Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica February 16, 2021 Find out more
NewsCommunityBerney has the drive to help Limerick cancer patientsBy Liam Togher – May 15, 2014 686 Advertisement Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday TAGSBerney EiversCare To DrivecharitychemotherapydrivingIrish Cancer SocietyNational Volunteering Weekvolunteering Linkedin WITH National Volunteering Week taking place this week (May 12-18), retired Redgate resident Berney Eivers reflected with pride on his involvement with the Irish Cancer Society (ICS).He volunteers as a driver for the charity under their Care To Drive project, which offers free transport for chemotherapy patients to and from their treatment. Berney has taken more than 100 drives for the ICS since linking up with the charity in July 2012 and it began by accident rather than design.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “After I retired I got involved with a couple of charities but I wasn’t getting much of a buzz from it. Then I was told by my daughter, who works in University Hospital Limerick, that she heard a commercial on the radio that the ICS were looking for drivers. I did six months of training with them and then there was a vetting period before I started two years ago.”He undertakes a drive for the ICS at least once a week, possibly more often if so required. He has covered Limerick, Clare and Tipperary in his time as a volunteer, sometimes driving more than 100 kilometres to collect a patient.Berney, who also fills his time by participating in the Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band and an investment club in Galway, said that he derives considerable enjoyment from the driving.“I really, really like it. I had helped out with other charities but that didn’t really fit the bill, but this is different. I feel very comfortable doing it and it’s not stressful at all.“The clients I help are very good and they have great personalities, considering their troubles. We have great chats in the car on the way to and from their treatment.” Print Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Limerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers Previous articleNewsreel for Arts…Next articleThings going ‘from bad to worse’ in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage
NewsBusiness#WATCH Johnson & Johnson Limerick facility expansion to create approximately 100 jobs with €100M investmentBy Staff Reporter – April 8, 2019 1474 Medical photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comMinister of State for Trade, Employment and Business, Pat Breen TD today announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) will be adding approximately 100 new roles as part of about a €100M expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick.The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Approximately 200 additional workers are expected to be employed in the construction phase of the expansion to the company’s Vision Care facility.Speaking at today’s announcement, Minister of State for Trade, Employment & Business Pat Breen TD said: “I very much welcome Johnson and Johnson Vision Care’s expansion of its operations in Limerick and of course the approximately 100 jobs that will be created. It is a huge vote of confidence in the Mid-West region. The expansion, supported by the Government through the IDA, reflects the commitment of the Government and its agencies to pursue balanced and sustainable regional development.”John Lynch, Plant Leader, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) said: “Our aspiration at Johnson & Johnson Vision is to bring improved eyesight to people around the world and the most important way we accomplish that is through the research, development and manufacturing of new medical device technologies. We believe that the new manufacturing roles being introduced in Limerick in 2019 will be foundational in helping us bring new, innovative contact lens products to our patients and customers around the world at an industry-leading pace.”IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is a significant announcement. Already the world’s largest contact lenses manufacturing plant, this expansion by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care of the Limerick facility represents not just a substantial financial investment but a considerable commitment to its Limerick operations. The approximately 100 jobs being added, along with those being created in the construction phase, will greatly benefit the economy of the Mid West region. Having a company of this stature continue to expand its operations enhances Ireland’s global reputation as a Medical Technologies centre of excellence and demonstrates how global companies can successfully operate in regional locations. I wish John and his team continued success.” Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Facebook WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Email Previous articleCity and Soul: ADAPT gives shelter in Limerick CityNext articleGardaí recover 3,000-year-old Bronze Age axe after illegal unearthing with metal detector in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSbusinessjohnson & johnson VisionLimerick City and CountyNews Twitter Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old Queens man was found shot to death in a parked car in Valley Stream on Christmas Eve, Nassau County police said.Richard Baccus, of Rosedale, was found dead inside a BMW 525 in a parking lot near Ay Caramba on West Merrick Road at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, police said.The victim was found to have suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. He and was pronounced dead at the scene.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.