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Sponsor a Christmas dinner and that’s just for starters

first_img Tagged with: christmas legacies Howard Lake | 29 November 2007 | News Sponsor a Christmas dinner and that’s just for starters 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.  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Imagine hosting Christmas lunch for 120 homeless people without peeling a sprout. For a £5 a month long-term pledge made at www.workplacegiving-uk.com/sponsor Crisis will provide a festive turkey dinner for 120 at a Crisis Centre near you each Christmas.The exciting new sponsorship scheme from Workplace Giving UK allows you to send someone an extra special gift this Christmas. By agreeing to give an amount straight from your gross pay the charity in question receives not only your donation but the tax you would have paid on the amount. Your £5 a month pledge will therefore only cost you a mere £3.90 as a basic rate or £3 as a higher rate tax payer – the rest is topped up by the taxman.What better gift for someone than committing to support a worthwhile cause on their behalf? According to Tom Sessions, Corporate Partnerships Executive at Crisis, “Sponsoring charity projects through Workplace Giving makes a huge difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the UK. This ongoing, long-term support is essential to allow projects like Crisis Christmas dinners to happen.”The sponsorship scheme makes a perfect alternative gift for your loved ones. Why not consider:Sponsoring a child through Action Aid – your recipient would receive personal letters or pictures from the child and updates and reports from local fieldworkers. They would also be welcome to send messages as well – �15 a month (cost to you �11.70 as a basic rate and �9 as a higher rate tax payer)Sponsoring a child through the Pattaya Orphanage Trust providing them with food, clothing, education, schooling and most importantly the care they desperately need – �15 a month (cost to you �11.70 as a basic rate and �9 as a higher rate tax payer)Becoming a friend of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – hearing dogs change lives by alerting their deaf owners to sounds we take for granted, providing greater independence, confidence and security. You recipient will receive a personalised certificate and information about their dog, as well as regular updates – �5 a month (cost to you �3.90 as a basic rate and �3 as a higher rate tax payer)Why not log on now towww.workplacegiving-uk.com/sponsorand rally some of your work colleagues to think differently this Christmas too. What a great alternative to an office Secret Santa or Christmas party?Give the gift of support this year and sign up to sponsor now at www.workplacegiving-uk.com/sponsorENDSFor media information please contact:Rachel Corcoran or Susan Blair on 01242 269170 ext 250 / 253 or email [email protected] [email protected] TO EDITORS:In addition to Crisis Christmas dinners, sponsorship opportunities include:-Sponsor a Child – Action Aid – For a donation of £15 a month your recipient would receive a photograph and details of a child uniquely linked to them. You can choose where you would like to sponsor their child including Africa, Asian or Latin America. The recipient will receive personal letters or pictures from the child and updates and reports from local fieldworkers. They would also be welcome to send messages as well.Sponsor a Wish – Make-A-Wish Foundation UK – For a donation of £250 a month the Foundation will tell your recipient about the individual child concerned, why they chose that particular wish and all about what the magical experience was like for the child’s whole family.Sponsor a Child – Pattaya Orphanage Trust – For a donation of £15 a month, twice a year your recipient will receive a case history of a child, a DVD about the work of the Trust along with a certificate and a thank you card, plus a quarterly newsletter on all events including lots of photos. Your recipient is welcome to write to their sponsored child, send birthday and Christmas cards and even visit as many sponsors do.Sponsor a Talking Book – RNIB – For a donation of £65 a month your recipient’s name will be added to the recording of a book. Plus they will receive a commemorative pack which includes a CD with their name printed on the label, a print copy of the book with a bookplate inserted, a small photographic souvenir and information about the work of the Talking Book Service and RNIB.Sponsor a Dog – Dogs Trust – For a donation of £4 a month your recipient would get a best friend for life. They’ll receive a sponsorship pack of fabulous free gifts including a special photo certificate of their new pal, a wallet-sized sponsor’s card, a car sticker and more. Plus they’ll receive updates 3 times a year from their sponsor dog.Sponsor a Hearing Dog – Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – For a donation of £5 a month your recipient can become a friend to a hearing dog. In return they will receive a personalised certificate featuring a photo and history of their dog’s life to date and three updates a year on his or her progress.Sponsor a Room – John Grooms – For a donation of £16 a month your recipient will receive regular updates on life at Kenway Court, plus they will be invited to attend regular events there so that they can see the new building and meet some of the residents.Sponsor a Gorilla – The Aspinall Foundation – For a donation of £6 a month your recipient will receive PC wallpaper, a fact sheet and certificate, a monthly e-newsletter and a choice of mobile wallpaper or musical ring tone for WAP handsets.Sponsor a Grandparent – Help the Aged (NB this option can’t be gifted) – For a donation of £15 a month you would receive a photo of your grandparent and details of their life and community. Twice a year you will hear the latest news from your grandparent letting you know how they are. You will also receive a newsletter 3 times a year.Susan BlairRed Signal LtdHanover HouseMontpellier WalkCheltenhamGloucestershireGL50 1SDT. 01242 269170W. www.redsignal.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Recent developments in charity CRM systems

first_img The last 12 months have seen a number of developments in the world of charity CRM. Here’s a round up of some of the highlights.In line with the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, such as the increases in remote working and virtual fundraising, a common thread has been the introduction of more cloud-based functionality, as well as features enabling the integration of social media giving tools and fundraising platforms,Other introductions include features to boost Gift Aid collection, data accuracy and security, and to provide support with supporter communications, grant applications, reporting, and more. New cloud-based system for smaller charities from The Access GroupMarch 2020 saw The Access Group launch Access NFP CRM, a simplified and cloud-based CRM system to help small and medium-sized charities manage service delivery, fundraising and communications remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.It enables users to quickly establish a database of supporters and to manage and track communications, process donations and Gift Aid, and produce activity reports. And, as a cloud-based system, it can be securely and remotely accessed at any time from anywhere.The Access Group has also added a number of new features to its thankQ CRM over the last year, with more to come. This has included joining it with Access Workspace to enable insights from thankQ to be shared more widely across organisations, and integrations with Access’s own Rapidata direct debit processing, as well as the company’s finance tools and Access Website Suite to provide a robust view of the whole organisation and supporter journeys across multiple channels.Additional functions extending thankQ’s analytics and reporting capabilities are also coming, while extended controls for data management and archiving have already been added.Shaf Mansour, not for profit solutions specialist at The Access Group, explains:“We know that built-for-purpose CRM systems are ideal to help fundraising teams manage relationships or gather insight into their members, but we wanted to ensure that this knowledge was shared and actionable across the entire organisation.“By joining Access thankQ with the built-in Access Workspace solutions, senior teams, board members or trustees can easily access real-time information which will help them to make better strategic, and data-informed decisions.” Advertisement Launch of Fundraising & Engagement for Microsoft Dynamics 365 SalesIn October, Microsoft announced the launch of Fundraising and Engagement for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales: a solution built with MISSION CRM and designed to provide a centralised home for all donor management and fundraising activities.Built on the Microsoft non-profit Common Data Model, it enables organisations of all sizes to streamline everyday processes and get real-time insight of all fundraising and financial outcomes. It supports the most common fundraising scenarios across multiple donation types and channels, including major and annual giving, recurring gift and membership programmes. Melanie May | 20 January 2021 | News Recent developments in charity CRM systems AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Salesforce enhancementsSalesforce also announced some new innovations and enhancements in its Nonprofit Cloud’s Summer ’20 Release, aimed at helping non-profits navigate the new normal brought by Covid-19.These included Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) free enhancements Gift Entry and Recurring Donations. The first helps users more quickly and accurately enter batch and single gifts into Salesforce, while Recurring Donations helps non-profits manage regular gifts and better forecast revenue.Salesforce is also helping with the grant application process through other new features, including the Grantee Portal Template, which makes it easier to find and apply for funding and grants, view application status, and submit ongoing progress reports. Another new intro, Accounting Subledger, brings fundraising and finance together to ensure consistent revenue, payment and accounting data across fundraising and financial systems, with customised templates for over 20 different accounting systems.center_img Tagged with: Charity CRM Technology Fundraising platform integration, Gift Aid help, & moreCloud-based Donorfy has added a raft of features over the past 12-18 months too. Like Salesforce, it has also introduced functionality to help with the grants process in the shape of major donor and trust & foundation fundraising tools. These help from the prospect research stage to pipeline management, with graphical tools to visualise and manage the asks and grant applications.Donorfy CEO Robin Fisk comments:“Charities want to professionalise their approach to grant applications, major gift fundraising and the like. With best-practice built in, these tools enable charities to manage and track the pipeline knowing they’re doing it properly.”Other additions have included integrating with Facebook and Instagram giving tools, as well as JustGiving and VirginMoney Giving, bringing these donors and their donations into Donorfy, reclaiming the Gift Aid automatically, and with the fundraising platforms, bringing the pages into the Donorfy system too, to enable the charity to track fundraisers and their progress towards their goals.Fisk says:“Fundraising is increasingly peer-to-peer, and that information – whichever platform the fundraiser chooses – needs to flow into the CRM so that the charity has the full picture about who supports the charity, and how. Without the integration the data is held in separate silos, which makes it very hard to see the whole picture.”In response to the number of organisations now using JustGiving to let donors sponsor their friends and family in challenge events, and to help charities gain a more accurate picture of how much is being raised, and where, Beacon CRM has also added JustGiving integration.In addition, with a lot of Gift Aid still going uncollected in the sector, it has added Gift Aid declaration forms to ease the process.Chris Houghton, Beacon CRM CEO explains:“Collecting Gift Aid declarations can be quite labour-intensive. Many charities send out Gift Aid declaration forms via email, who then need to print, complete, scan and reply with them via email, which is a lengthy process for all involved. Beacon Gift Aid declaration forms automate this entire process, saving Gift Aid declarations into the database and surfacing the newly eligible donations.”And finally, with data accuracy always a priority for charities, both Donorfy and Beacon CRM were among those to add features to their charity CRMs last year to help with the duplicate management process, with new functionality to detect, flag up and deal with potential duplicates. Main image by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash  349 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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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2018 Farm Bill Passed Out of Committee Along Party Lines

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 21, 2018 2018 Farm Bill Passed Out of Committee Along Party Lines 2018 Farm Bill Passed Out of Committee Along Party LinesThe House Agriculture Committee marked up and passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill out of committee this week. The legislation, known as HR2, moves on to the House floor. However, the bill was passed out of committee along party lines, with Democrats opposed to the new work requirements for recipients in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Texas Republican and House Ag Chair Mike Conaway says it took a long time to get to this point.“Three years in the making; some 114 hearings that went into coming up to the bill that was introduced and marked up. A lot of misunderstanding and still a lot of misinformation that Democrats are laboring under. We hope that over the next several days, before we go to the floor, that those misunderstandings and just flat wrong ideas can be cleared up about what our bill actually does.”Democrats called the $867 billion bill “heartless…cruel…mean-spirited…and shameful…” for its new food stamp work and training requirements that Democrats charge will remove 1.6 million from SNAP rolls, and 265,000 kids from free school lunches.Top House Ag Democrat Colin Peterson said in a release that in addition to his objections to SNAP, “The bill fails to make needed improvements to the farm safety net. American farmers are suffering from the largest drop in farm income since the Great Depression but the farm safety net in this bill is inadequate and won’t help farmers.”Conaway says most of the non-SNAP title will look largely similar to the 2014 Farm Bill with some changes to the Conservation Title.Hoosier Ag Today will have reports from Washington D.C. throughout this coming week with more reaction from House and Senate Ag Committee leaders on the progress of the Farm Bill. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News 2018 Farm Bill Passed Out of Committee Along Party Lines Previous articlePlanting Forecast: 5 Complete Dry DaysNext articleDuPont Pioneer Poll: When do you expect to start planting corn? Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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Dr. Kent P. Scribner named Sole Finalist for FWISD Superintendent

first_imgReddIt Twitter Caitlin Andreen Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Linkedin + posts “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Paschal High School head football coach named coach of the week HSNT “Trick or Trot” to raise money for North Texas animals Twitter Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleFWISD to vote on superintendent sole finalistNext articleHealth Center encounters suspected cases of chickenpox on campus Caitlin Andreen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store printDr. Kent P. Scribner has been named the Sole Finalist for Fort Worth ISD Superintendent.Scribner is the superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District.  According to AZEdNews, he has led the Phoenix Union since 2008Scribner’s parents and his younger sister currently reside in Dallas Fort Worth.Under state law, a 21-day waiting period needs to pass before a contract is finalized.For additional details, visit FWISD’s website.Read about the long task for finalizing the new FWISD Superintendent HERE. Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/last_img read more

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TCU’s Okonkwo named Big 12 Player of the Week

first_imgFacebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases + posts printTCU junior Amy Okonkwo was named the Big 12’s player of the week after posting a career-high 31 points against Hampton Wednesday. Okonkwo shot 11 for 14 against the Pirates and added 7 rebounds in the Horned Frogs 90-68 victory. She scored the 31 points in just 19 minutes off of the bench. The California native has scored in double digits in 10 of 11 games this season despite largely coming off the bench. Her 16.4 points per game rank 6th in the Big 12.Okonkwo is the second player in program history to be named the conference player of the week, following Zahna Medley who won the award twice in her career (2012 – 2016). Courtesy: GoFrogs.com Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/center_img Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Linkedin Previous articleHorned Frogs welcome 18 signees during Early Signing PeriodNext articleTwo Horned Frogs earn preseason All-American accolades Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Facebook ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TAGSBig 12 Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Linkedinlast_img read more

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HUD Removes Barriers to Puerto Rico’s Disaster Relief Funds

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / HUD Removes Barriers to Puerto Rico’s Disaster Relief Funds in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News April 26, 2021 4,351 Views Previous: AHP Servicing Appoints New President Next: Forbearance Update: How Are Rates Changing? HUD Removes Barriers to Puerto Rico’s Disaster Relief Funds Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 2021-04-26 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery efforts—specifically those following Hurricane Maria in 2017—have been slow compared to that of other parts of the United States. The New York Times reported back in February that that is due in part to restrictions on Puerto Rico’s aid funds put in place by The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the previous administration.The Biden administration at the time reportedly began working to remove some of those spending restrictions put in place after Maria, and progress has been made in the past several days.Last week, HUD announced it would remove those “onerous restrictions” unique to Puerto Rico, which prevented the island’s access to recovery funds allocated in 2017, following Maria. The department also said last week that it owes a total of $8.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds to Puerto Rico.Last week’s actions are the latest in an ongoing whole-of-government effort to support the island’s recovery and renewal, according to the department.“Since its first days, the Biden-Harris Administration has prioritized action to enable stronger recovery for Puerto Rico,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “…HUD will unlock access to funds Puerto Rico needs to recover from past disasters and build resilience to future storms while ensuring transparency and accountability. We are committed to an ongoing partnership with Puerto Rico to empower the island’s communities and help them build back better.”Among the restrictions removed by HUD are the incremental grant obligations and review by the Federal Financial Monitor. HUD also removed the requirement for Puerto Rico to request and submit any certification, observations, and recommendations by the Financial Oversight and Management Board, beyond what is already required by law.The announcements come on the heels of an investigation looking into why officials withheld about $20 billion in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico following the devastating aftermath the 2017 hurricane, reportedly one of the deadliest U.S. natural disasters in over 100 years.A HUD Office of Inspector General report released Thursday found “unprecedented procedural hurdles that produced delays in the disbursement of the congressionally approved funds.”Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds enable grantees to address significant unmet needs for long-term recovery, including disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure, housing, and economic revitalization.Program funds can be used in areas impacted by recent disasters to carry out strategic and high-impact activities to mitigate disaster risk and reduce future losses.Both NBC and The New York Times have reported that neither former HUD Secretary Benjamin Carson nor former President Trump responded to requests for comment on the situation. Nor did they respond to queries from DS News in February. But a HUD representative named Michael Burns told the Times in February that the effort by Biden to resume aid to Puerto Rico represents an attempt to “reset” its relationship with the island. He says this “will help the island build resilience to future storms and floods.”Want to learn more about navigating disaster in your own sphere? Five Star’s Disaster Preparedness 2021 Virtual Experience will be held Wednesday, July 14. Not another webinar or Zoom call, Disaster Preparedness 2021 is a business immersion experience in a full-scale virtual conference environment, complete with an expo hall, breakout sessions, and interactive networking opportunities. This year’s agenda features six educational panels covering topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, technology, regulatory insights, extreme weather, risk mitigation, and more. Click here for more information on Five Star’s Disaster Preparedness 2021 Virtual Experience. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Related Articleslast_img read more

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Status Orange wind alert remains in place for Donegal

first_img GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp Two wind warnings are in place across the country until 9pm tonight.A status orange alert is in place in counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo, which may see gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour sweeping along exposed coasts and hills.Meanwhile, a status yellow alert was also issued for counties Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Leitrim, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.Temperatures are likely to remain “reasonable” for the weekend, and may even climb to as high as 15 degrees celcius in the east this afternoon.Meteorologist Joan Blackburn says the North WAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/joanbweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.est will be worst affected………. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Status Orange wind alert remains in place for Donegal WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleFormer Russian soldier based in Letterkenny avoids jail for sexual assaultNext articleAthletics: Mooney misses out in 1,500m semi-finals News Highland Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest By News Highland – March 7, 2015 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

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‘We Are Concerned About Broadcasts Which Incite Violence’ : Supreme Court Seeks Clarity From Centre On Powers Under Cable TV Act

first_imgTop Stories’We Are Concerned About Broadcasts Which Incite Violence’ : Supreme Court Seeks Clarity From Centre On Powers Under Cable TV Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Jan 2021 1:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Government about its powers under Cable TV Networks(Regulation) Act 1994 to control broadcast of content (by electronic media), that has a tendency to incite violence. “We aren’t concerned so much with what people are saying, people say anything these days.We are concerned with situations that may create violence and lead to loss of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Government about its powers under Cable TV Networks(Regulation) Act 1994 to control broadcast of content (by electronic media), that has a tendency to incite violence. “We aren’t concerned so much with what people are saying, people say anything these days.We are concerned with situations that may create violence and lead to loss of property and life”, a Bench led by CJI SA Bobde said while hearing a batch of petitions seeking action against news reports which communalised the Tablighi Jamaat event. The Petitioners in this case had alleged that certain sections of the media used “Communal headlines” and “bigoted statements” to demonise and blame the entire Muslim community of deliberately spreading the corona virus across the country, in the backdrop of the Tablighi Jamat event in New Delhi. The CJI today asked the Central Government about its powers under the Cable TV Network Regulation Act and Program Code to prevent broadcast of inciteful content and avert any law and order situation. “We are concerned about broadcasts which incite violence”, remarked the CJI. It may be noted that the Government has powers under Sections 19 and 20 of the Cable TV Act to regulate or prohibit the transmission or re-transmission of any channel or programme for public order.At this juncture, the Solicitor General submitted that the Government can stop broadcast of objectionable content and he will bring on record the details of instances where the Government has exercised its powers under the Act. The SG said that there is a group under the Ministry to monitor broadcast content for violations of the Programme Code. The bench also opined that there is an ambiguity in Section 19 (Power to prohibit transmission of certain programmes in public interest) of the Cable TV Act inasmuch as it is not clear if it will include “broadcaster” or only a cable TV network.The bench observed that the amendment adding the definition of ‘broadcaster’ in the Cable TV Act does not reflect in the penal provisions of Section 19 and 20.The Solicitor General replied that he will look into the issue of ambiguity and will file an affidavit. The Court has granted three weeks’ time to the Respondents to filed their affidavits in the matter. Delete The Court asks if Section 19 of the Cable TV Act will include “broadcaster” or only a cable TV network.CJI-led bench observes there is an ambiguity.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 28, 2021 Hate Speech, Media Trial, Vilification : When Media Excesses Came Under Scrutiny In 2020Background The Supreme Court had earlier expressed inclination to make solid, long-term measures about news items and had asked the Central Government about the action taken against errant media outlets, under the Cable TV Network (Regulation) Act, 1995. In November 2020, CJI Bobde expressed strong displeasure over the counter-affidavit filed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. “We are not satisfied with your affidavit. We had asked you to tell us what have you done under the Cable TV Act? There is no whisper about that in the affidavit. We must tell you that we are disappointed with the Union’s affidavit in these matters. … Why should we refer to NBSA etc when you have the authority to look into it. If it does not exist, then you create an authority, else we will hand it over to an outside agency?” the CJI had remarked.In the second affidavit filed after the court’s criticism, the Centre stated that the media reports of the Tablighi Jamaat issue have been “largely factual” and “objective” by mentioning of instances of good reporting by certain media outlets. After referring to only the factual and objective media reports about the Tablighi Jamaat issue, the Centre denied that there was communal reporting of the matter. The Ministry blamed that the petitioners were making “vague assertions based upon certain “fact checking news reports” to contend that the entire media is perpetrating communal harmony and hatred towards one particular community…”The Court expressed serious disappointment at the second affidavit as well.”We are not satisfied with your affidavit. We had asked you to tell us what have you done under the Cable TV Act? There is no whisper about that in the affidavit. We must tell you that we are disappointed with the Union’s affidavit in these matters”, the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, told the Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta.The Petitioners in this case alleged that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had failed in its duty to give equal protection of the law to all persons in India under Article 14 of the Constitution by allowing the media to present facts in a twisted manner, using phrases that were prejudicial to the Muslim community.Furthermore, it was averred that such reporting is in clear violation of Rule 6 of the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994 which prohibits any program which contains attack on religions or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups or which promote communal attitudes.Next Storylast_img read more

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Flexitime is still in fashion, despite decrease in programmes

first_imgFlexitime is still in fashion, despite decrease in programmesOn 13 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Flexitime is probably one of the earliest quintessential introductions ofemployee-led flexibility and took off in the UK in the 1970s. Due to the rather bureaucratic nature of many flexitime schemes and, perhapsmore importantly, the fact that the scale of flexibility and choice overworking time is tipped firmly in the direction of the employee, the demise offlexitime schemes have frequently been predicted. This, however, is not confirmed by the Cranet survey. Although only a thirdof organisations in this country are increasing their use of flexitime, thereis no evidence that they have gone out of fashion completely. In the UK there are strong sectoral differences with public-sectororganisations more likely to have flexitime schemes and to have evolved them.The UK has the lowest increase in flexitime in Europe apart from Greece andDenmark. In the Netherlands, 73 per cent of organisations have widened their use offlexitime. Extensive growth has also taken place in Austria, Belgium andGermany – none from a low base. Flexitime was developed in Germany, where it is more widespread than otherEU countries. Administration of schemes is likely to be automated there becauseit is common for non-manual staff as well as manual workers who clock in. One reason for the wider spread of flexitime in many other EU countries isthe fact that working time is more strictly regulated – by statute and bycollective or workplace agreement – than in the UK. British employers can getsignificant flexibility in working time without having formal schemes. This isless likely in countries like Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands orSweden. But while British employers have greater flexibility, they have less of acurb on the long-hours culture and hence less pressure to come up withsolutions that allow a healthy work-life balance. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Ariana Grande and Compass’ Dalton Gomez engaged

first_imgDalton Gomez and Ariana Grande (Compass, Getty, Instagram/ArianaGrande)She want it, she got it: Pop star Ariana Grande is engaged to Compass agent Dalton Gomez.The 27-year-old singer posted a series of photos of herself side to side with Dalton on Instagram along with a photo of a diamond ring on her hand with the caption “forever n then some,” according to the Los Angeles Times.Grande has posted photos of the two together over the last year or so and earlier this year. Grande’s latest album “Positions” also has “occasional slips of vulnerability that reveal the giddiness and anxiety of new love,” according to the New York Times.Dalton also appeared in the music video for her song “Stuck With U,” a collaboration with Justin Bieber. Gomez, who is with Compass’ Aaron Kirman team, currently has the listing for Bieber’s Beverly Park home.ADVERTISEMENTHe repped actor Kunal Nayyar with his $7.5 million purchase of a home in Hancock Park last year.He has also worked with snowboarder Shaun White and basketball player Chandler Parsons. Along with his work with celebrities, Dalton has been a part of sales for two Case Study houses — Case Study #21 and Case Study #16.It was not immediately clear if Grande told Dalton “break up with your girlfriend” before they became a twosome.[NYT] — Dennis Lynch TagsMetropolitan Transportation AuthorityMultifamily MarketPolitics Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more