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Barnardo’s TV ad to ask for £3 a month

first_img Tagged with: DRTV Individual giving Barnardo’s TV ad to ask for £3 a month  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Children’s charity Barnardo’s will launch a pilot direct response advertising campaign today to support its current Cut them free campaign to stop child sexual exploitation.The Be Safe appeal, produced by DTV, focuses on the dangers of grooming and will run for the first time today at 09.24 on Comedy Central, during Two and a Half Men.It asks viewers for £3 a month. It will run on digital channels across the UK, from today until 30 October, and test two formats. A new donation telephone line has been set up to run with the campaign: it is 0800 038 1130 or people can text SAFE to 70007 for a guide to spotting children at risk.DTV’s co-founder Peter Muffett said: “Developing a strong enough proposition that works across many day-parts was the real challenge here – making the ad responsive may sound obvious but can often be overlooked. As we often find, sometimes the best way to acquire donors is not to ask for a donation.”Media agency MC&C managed the media buying element of the campaign.Watch the advertwww.barnardos.org.uk/BeSafecenter_img Howard Lake | 3 October 2011 | News Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Colombia: State terror won’t stop the struggle

first_imgTo watch the UNAC webinar on Colombia visit tinyurl.com/c9ewykdh. Since April 28, workers in Colombia have been waging a general strike. The strike was provoked by the third of three recent tax “reforms” imposed by the right-wing government of President Iván Duque. The new taxes squeeze workers at both ends, by raising taxes on personal income and charging sales taxes on basic food items.First day of Colombian general strike, Bogotá, April 28This creates tremendous hardship for Colombian workers, whose average monthly pay is equal to around $310 — well below the worldwide average and less than typical monthly rent for a three-room apartment in the capital of Bogotá. (quora.com) While workers will see their taxes go up by as much as 500%, Duque has cut taxes for transnational corporations and plans to spend billions of workers’ tax money on new jet fighters.While fruit and other necessities are taxed, Coca-Cola products are tax exempt. Coke is notorious for engaging right-wing death squads to assassinate union leaders in its Colombian bottling plants. (killercoke.org)The human rights organization Temblores has documented at least 1,173 incidents of police violence aimed at suppressing the general strike between April 28 and May 7. “The organization states that the data results from rigorous work of verification and triangulation of the complaints registered since April 28 by citizens through the different channels of communication established for that purpose,” Telesur reported May 7. Temblores said: “For nine consecutive days, and despite the violence with which the State has repressed the social protests, citizens have come out en masse to demonstrate and claim their rights in the streets.” (Telesur, May 7)Police have committed sexual assault, killed close to 40 people on demonstrations and in poor neighborhoods, and arbitrarily arrested almost 1,000 people. A large number of those killed have been youths from 14-30 years old.Nevertheless the people remain in the streets, holding 35 separate marches in the capital, Bogotá, May 5. Cali, the country’s second-largest city, is seeing the largest protests in its history. Strikers are demanding Duque’s resignation.Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities targetedOn a May 8 webinar hosted by United National Antiwar Coalition, Afro-Colombian human rights defender Charo Mina-Rojas spoke from Colombia about the dire situation facing Black Colombians, who are about 20% of the country’s population. Based on Colombia’s Pacific coast since the 1500s, they have resisted oppression and exploitation since their arrival during slavery. Afro-descendant Colombians were recognized and given land in a 1991 amendment to the constitution. However, the traditional Black communities are situated atop lands rich in resources and biodiversity. They have faced violence and land theft by wealthy international corporations. Many have been displaced, and their urban neighborhoods are now being disproportionately targeted by state forces and right-wing paramilitaries, especially in Cali.The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) denounced the “disproportionate actions of the National Police and in particular by the ESMAD (anti-riot squads). . . . Nor can we accept the lack of empathy of this government and its inability to understand that inequality, hunger and poverty also lead to despair and hopelessness and much less naturalize that the response to these events is state violence.” (Telesur, May 7)About 3.5% of Colombia’s 50 million people are Indigenous, speaking 65 different languages. They face land theft by extractive industry companies, forced displacement and ongoing terror from police and paramilitaries. Many Indigenous leaders have been assassinated; the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs claims since Duque’s election in 2018, there is “a clearly deteriorating humanitarian situation which, in 2020 alone, left 112 Indigenous people dead in different regions” (iwgia.org)ONIC is participating in the general strike. On May 7 Indigenous activists tore down a statue of Spanish colonizer Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada, founder of Bogotá.The Ethnic Chapter of the Peace Agreement, signed in 2016 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government of then-President Juan Manuel Santos, promised rights to the Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. But since his election President Duque, a protege of ultra-rightist former president Alvaro Uribe, has essentially trashed the Peace Agreement. Some decommissioned FARC combatants are advocating a resumption of the armed liberation struggle.Criminal role of U.S.The U.S. is “utterly and completely complicit” in the wave of terror being visited upon the Colombian people, according to James Jordan, Colombia point person for the Alliance for Global Justice. Speaking on the UNAC webinar, Jordan explained that the hated ESMAD (Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron) riot police were created in 1999 under the joint U.S.-Colombia agreement known as “Plan Colombia.” Since the strike began — and in fact since the squadron’s creation — ESMAD has committed massacres, disappearances and arrests in what Colombians are calling a “Duque coup” against the people’s movement.Colombia is the eighth largest recipient of U.S. financial assistance and the largest in Latin America; a $448 million aid package was passed in Congress last year with bipartisan support. The government’s role in upholding imperialist interests in Latin America and other countries has prompted comparisons to how the Israeli apartheid state functions extending imperialist interests. Colombia is the only Latin American country to be accepted by NATO in 2017 as a “global partner.”Donald Trump, when he was president, pressured Duque to dismantle the 2016 Peace Accords. President Joe Biden has made zero effort to encourage the Colombian government to honor the accords, which were drafted with input from the Colombian masses and contain chapters on a wide range of issues including rural reform, health, education, poverty eradication, drinking water, political participation, an end to the military conflict, gender justice, illicit drugs and human rights guarantees.In scrapping the accords, Duque is assuring that Colombia will retain its status as the most dangerous place in the world for union leaders and one of the worst human rights violators for Indigenous and Afro-descendant environmental and land rights movements.Despite the danger, the people are still protesting and striking in mass numbers. It is imperative that activists in the U.S. and other imperialist countries demonstrate solidarity with the courageous Colombian people. So far there have been large protests in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Paris, London and throughout the Spanish state. Martha Grevatt was part of a delegation in solidarity with the Colombian peace process that met with FARC negotiators in 2015 in Havana. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Senator Young, Governor Holcomb Meet with Ag Industry to Discuss Trying…

first_img Senator Young, Governor Holcomb Meet with Ag Industry to Discuss Trying Season On Friday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) met with dozens of agriculture stakeholders for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Association. The discussion focused on the difficult planting season affecting Hoosier farmers and opportunities for assistance at the federal level.At the roundtable, Young announced he sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging swift action to help mitigate the immediate and long-term effects of planting hardship in Indiana. Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D, (R-IN-08), Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Susan Brooks (R-IN-05), André Carson (D-IN-07), Jim Banks (R-IN-03), James Baird (R-IN-04), and Greg Pence (R-IN-06) also signed the letter.On Thursday, Governor Eric Holcomb convened with representatives from Indiana Corn & Soybean, the Indiana Farm Service Agency, Agribusiness Council of Indiana, Indiana Pork, Purdue College of Agriculture and others.“The unprecedented weather and extreme field conditions have put Indiana farmers in a very trying situation,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The relentless rainfall has prevented many acres from being planted and in some cases farmers have not been able to plant at all. This not only affects crop producers but those involved in animal production and the businesses that supply them.”According to USDA, there have only been 27 days suitable for fieldwork in Indiana since late March. That’s 20 days less when compared to the same timeframe in 2018. Heavy, consistent rainfall has saturated fields across the state. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data shows that the past 12 months have been the wettest on record in the U.S.The Governor is working with Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler and his staff, and the Indiana Farm Service Agency, to pursue options for agriculture assistance for Indiana farmers. That will include decisions about proceeding with requests for federal assistance as assessments are completed at the county level.“It’s been an extremely difficult year for farmers in Indiana,” Director Kettler said. “That’s why we’re working to ensure we’re providing all available options.”The Farm Service Agency needs an accurate account of the fields impacted by the storms in Indiana to determine if a request can be made to USDA. Farmers are encouraged to contact their local Farm Service Agency office and report their planted acres as soon as possible but no later than July 15.For a list of Farm Service Agency offices in Indiana, click here or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.Senator Young previously spoke in Washington on planting hardship this season and the need for clarification from USDA. Later on Friday, he met with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch’s office and Indiana State Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler about efforts underway at the state level.“Indiana farm country needs clarity in these uncertain times. I’m going to take the feedback from today’s meetings back to Washington to ensure our Hoosier farmers are equipped with the right tools to combat this crisis,” said Senator Young.Ryan Martin, Farmer Origination Specialist for Louis Dreyfus Company in Claypool, IN and HAT Chief Meteorologist gave Senator Young an update on weather and crop conditions. He spoke with HAT’s Eric Pfeiffer after the event and that interview can be heard below.Louis Dreyfus Company’s Ryan Martin on Roundtable with Senator Young SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 23, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Senator Young, Governor Holcomb Meet with Ag Industry to Discuss Trying Season Previous articleCommentary: Know Your EnemyNext articleIN Farm Bureau Opening Doors for its Members in DC Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

French courts refuse to accept a complaint against the president of Burkina Faso

first_imgNews October 11, 2001 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French courts refuse to accept a complaint against the president of Burkina Faso Receive email alerts News Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Burkina FasoAfrica RSF_en News Follow the news on Burkina Faso Organisation center_img Reporters sans frontières (Reportes without Borders; RSF) has acknowledged the decision of the French prosecutor’s office to dismiss their complaint, with no action taken, against the president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré. RSF is surprised by this decision, since the accusations against Mr. Compaoré are very serious and his responsibility is possible. The acts of torture that led to the death of David Ouédraogo were not the result of overzealous officers nor a simple blunder by the police; they were carried out by members of the presidential guard, under the direct responsibility of the head of state.RSF points out that the ordinance issued by magistrate Vandermeersch, on 6 November 1998 in the case against Augusto Pinochet, specifies that, with respect to torture, “such criminal acts cannot be considered a normal part of the functions of a head of state, and one of his responsibilities is specifically to ensure the protection of his citizens.”In addition, RSF is surprised by the hesitancy of the French courts. Evolutions in international law demand that no difference be made between a head of state in function and one in retirement, and torture is an international crime that should be universally punished.RSF has decided to file a civil suit against president Blaise Compaoré, This suit was filed on 12 October 2001 with the senior magistrate. RSF asks that, given the urgency of this situation, the prosecutor’s office immediately begin an investigation into this matter so a decision can be made by a magistrate before the departure of president Blaise Compaoré. Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder June 7, 2021 Find out more Burkina FasoAfrica Help by sharing this information May 5, 2021 Find out more News April 27, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

SFR: How Does it Affect Homebuyers?

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Sign up for DS News Daily SFR: How Does it Affect Homebuyers? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Single Family Rental 2017-08-15 Brianna Gilpin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / SFR: How Does it Affect Homebuyers? Tagged with: Single Family Rental Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: NAR CEO Talks Innovation Next: Out of Their Reach Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save By now you’ve probably heard of the huge business deal that closed in the single-family rental (SFR) market last week. If not—Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes, two of the largest SFR landlords merged. It was a $4.3 billion dollar deal with a combined 82,000 homes in 17 metro areas. Pocket change, right?The merger brought up important questions among homebuyers and renters, especially considering the Wall Street Journal described the deal as one that will no longer make homeownership essential to the American dream as more consumers choose to rent. According to the Urban Institute, the trend of consumers switching to renting will continue as more people delay marriage and children until their thirties, but that doesn’t mean that Americans no longer wish to own homes nor that there’s reason to think renters will be worse off under new landlords who don’t “care about the carpet or paint color”.In fact, SFR owned by institutional investors only make up 17.5 million single-family rentals in the U.S., or 40 percent of the country’s rental housing stock. That means the results of this merger will own, at most, 0.7 percent of the 17.5 million units. That equates to 300,000 units.According to Urban Institute, the SFR market grew quickly in just a few years, but that growth has evened out. At the peak of the crisis, prices were down and SFR investors flocked to the market due to the amount of foreclosed homes. The purchases stabilized the market. It’s almost 10 years later—home prices are back within 1.5 percent of their pre-crisis numbers. Investors want economies of scale to cushion falls in profitability and likely will lead to consolidation of the SFR market.On average, institutional investors are buying homes that need $20,000 worth of repair due to their more affordable purchase price. They have teams and investors readily available and can buy appliances at bulk prices. First time homebuyers aren’t in that same position. First of all, they likely don’t have $20,000 on hand to make the repairs and secondly, they wouldn’t be able to do it for $20,000 like institutional investors. According to Urban Institute, this means that even though institutional investors may have the cash advantage, they aren’t competing for the same properties as first time homebuyers.The fourth point Urban Institute makes is they just don’t see a cause for alarm in the new landlords. Rent wont go higher due to these investments—rent is a product of supply and demand, there is no evidence that institutions are worse landlords than more mom-and-pop companies, and the ownership by an institution will likely bring standards and methods to managing the properties—making them, “more like their larger apartment building brethren.”The SFR market could ease America’s housing shortage, and Urban Institute said the government could encourage that sector to help address it.“In the meantime, we should remember that although homeownership remains the best way for most Americans to build wealth, there is no “ideal” homeownership rate,” the article said. “Most families cycle through homeownership and home rental as their situation changes. And as our country’s demographics, economics (the ease with which one can save for a down payment or have the income stability to buy a home), and the timing of major life events (marriage and child bearing) change, the homeownership rate will change accordingly.” Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] August 15, 2017 1,733 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Brianna Gilpin The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Buncrana Leisure Centre struggling to survive

first_imgNews Buncrana Leisure Centre struggling to survive Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Calls have been made to help Buncrana Leisure Centre gain more funding as it struggles to survive.At yesterdays Town Council meeting, Cllr Lee Tedstone called on the Council to help the local leisure centre to attract more funding.Although the swimming pool isn’t threatened with closure, not enough people in the town are currently using the facility.Cllr Tedstone said that Buncrana Leisure Centre is struggling, and he encouraged locals to use it……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/lted1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – May 12, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleGAA – Donegal v Antrim Preview Pt1Next articleMulti-million pound project lauched to secure Donegal pearl mussels News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Garda warning over ‘sinister’ Covid-19 vaccine scam

first_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 26, 2021 AudioHomepage BannerNews An Garda Síochána, the HSE and The Department of Health would like to advise members of the public to be aware of potential scams relating to the Covid-19 vaccine.In recent days, An Garda Síochána have been made aware of members of the public having received fraudulent text messages and calls regarding Covid vaccination.The text messages have made requests for people to confirm private and sensitive information such as PPS number, date of birth and address.Garda Grainne Doherty says there can also be a sinister element to this scam:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/grainne1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Garda warning over ‘sinister’ Covid-19 vaccine scam RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardai issue quad bike warning after Inishowen incidentsNext articleLacey appointment is positive step – Mick McGrath News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebooklast_img read more

Young people urged not to gather at Derry playing pitches

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – April 6, 2020 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDerry City congratulate Stephen Kenny on ROI appointmentNext article18 Twelfth parades cancelled, including Rossknowlagh News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Young people urged not to gather at Derry playing pitches Parents are being urged to know their children’s whereabouts after a number of cases of young people gathering at Council owned grass and artificial playing pitches at the weekend.All playing facilities are currently closed to the public to reduce the spread of the Covid 19 virus however groups of young people have gained access to pitches at a number of venues including Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, the Foyle Arena, and Kilfennan.Mayorl, Councillor Michaela Boyle, said it’s vital that people adhere to stay at home guidelines to protect the NHS and save lives.last_img read more

Gusty winds spread wildfires in Plains as big storm moves east

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Extreme drought and winds topping out around 90 mph have created perilous wildfire conditions from Colorado to Oklahoma.At least 28 wildfires were burning as of Wednesday morning in the Southwest and southern Plains. Winds are expected to subside Wednesday as the storm system that produced them moves east.Fire alerts in Arizona and New Mexico have been posted in advance of more strong winds forecast for Thursday.As the storm system heads east, winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for six states, from Nebraska to Illinois.That system, now in the Plains, is bringing snow from the Dakotas into Iowa. Rush-hour snow is expected Wednesday night in Milwaukee and Chicago, although downtown Chicago likely will see more rain than powder.The storm system is forecast to arrive in the Northeast on Thursday morning, with rain falling from New York to Boston, and snow in upstate New York and western Pennsylvania.Heavy snowfalls are expected in southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa, which may see as much as 8 inches through Thursday.Snow also is possible in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, as well as western Pennsylvania, upstate New York and parts of New England. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

DCNS’ FREMM Languedoc Starts Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: FREMM October 12, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today DCNS’ FREMM Languedoc Starts Sea Trials Authorities View post tag: French Navy DCNS has completed the first sea outing of the FREMM Languedoc on the Lorient site, the third of the series of vessels ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) and the French Navy. During this first sea outing, the main objective was to test the performance of the vessel’s propulsion and navigation system.The FREMM Languedoc, whose construction was completed in September this year, will benefit from a significant reduction in the duration of its sea trials compared to the previous FREMMs: six weeks instead of the previous eight. This optimized trial duration illustrates the transition to “series mode” for the multi-mission frigates.DCNS teams and those of its partners were thus able to capitalize on the experience acquired with the FREMMs already delivered to proceed with the integration of the combat system’s sensors and weapons before the FREMM Languedoc’s first sea outing. This streamlining of the scheduling allows an optimization of the duration and number of sea outings for the frigate and therefore, in the end, a reduction in the total time required for vessel trials.Anne Bianchi, Director of the FREMM Program at DCNS, explains:The acceleration of the trial scheduling for the FREMM Languedoc is a demonstration of DCNS capacity to ensure efficient serial production.[mappress mapid=”17157″]Image: DCNScenter_img View post tag: DCNS View post tag: Languedoc DCNS’ FREMM Languedoc Starts Sea Trials Share this articlelast_img read more