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Roddick launches Amnesty Ireland appeal

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Anita Roddick and husband Gordon are loyal supporters of Amnesty International’s work. A leading figure in the area of corporate social responsibility, Anita Roddick is encouraging people to support Amnesty International’s appeal. “I have given ‚€500,000 in support of this essential Human Rights Action Centre. I know that the work done there will save lives and make the world a better place. I would invite others to join me in support of this wonderful initiative, and ask that they pledge support to help Amnesty raise the ‚€3 million required,” said Anita Roddick. Also attending the launch was Denis O’Brien, one of Ireland’s leading businessmen and a strong supporter of human rights. Howard Lake | 5 December 2006 | News Body Shop founder Anita Roddick has launched Amnesty International’s appeal for a new Human Rights Action Centre in Dublin. She kicked off the appeal with a ‚€500,000 donation from her own foundation. The Human Rights Action Centre is designed to educate a new generation of human rights activists in the heart of Dublin. The centre will house a training and education centre, a conference centre with seating for up to 100 people and an action and resource centre where people can react immediately to human rights violations. Amnesty International Irish Section needs to raise ‚€3 million to make the project a reality. This project is more than a building, it’s about increasing Amnesty International’s capacity to realise human rights by delivering high impact campaigns that change the lives of real people, said Colm Ó Cuanacháin, Secretary General, Amnesty International Irish Section. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Roddick launches Amnesty Ireland appeal  31 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Bright future ahead for Limerick graduates.

first_imgPrint P Monika Zacharska, Poland and Marystela Barreto Lopes, BrailPhoto: Oisin McHugh 1 of 3 Linkedin Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Dr Fitzgerald paid tributes to those being conferred at University of Limerick at the Winter Conferring Ceremonies: “We wish all of this week’s graduates well as they join the wider family of UL alumni. Our most recent figures show that UL graduates continue to be in high demand among employers with more than nine out of 10 primary degree graduates, postgraduate diploma graduates and PhD graduates from 2016 in employment or further study. Furthermore, 86% of UL’s taught masters and research masters graduates from 2016 were employed or continuing their education within nine months of graduation. I’m sure this week’s graduates will continue this positive trend and we look forward to hearing of their many successes in whatever paths they choose from here”.Once again, this year’s ceremonies were live streamed via the UL website.More education news here. NewsEducationBright future ahead for Limerick graduates.By Staff Reporter – January 18, 2018 2091 TAGSdegreeDr. FitzgearldeducationThe University of Limerick Andrew Grant, Co. Dublin , John Carver, Co. Cork and Simon Reynolds, Killmallock, Co. LimerickPhoto: Oisin McHugh More than 480 students graduated from University of Limerick (UL) at ceremonies held in the University Concert Hall on Wednesday.  UL, this week, celebrates the graduation of 1,621 students in total across its four faculties as it holds its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies.UL conferred awards on 240 graduates of the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Departments of Engineering, Chemical Sciences and Maths on Wednesday as well as 246 graduands from Kemmy Business School’s Department of Management and Marketing, the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences’ Department of Clinical Therapies (now the School of Allied Health) and a number of interfaculty programmes.UL’s winter conferring ceremonies will conclude on Thursday morning when 271 people graduate from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has enjoyed many successes recently with its School of Law being named the top Irish law school at the 6th annual AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards, and national competition success for the Bachelor and MA in Journalism students.Two of UL’s postgraduate programmes – in Technical Communication and Law – were recognised as the best in Ireland at the recent Grad Ireland Awards.In September, over 450 incoming first year students in the Faculty joined 300 from Mary Immaculate College in enrolling in the biggest common entry arts programme in the country. One of the innovative aspects of the programme is that students in UL can take a subject at Mary Immaculate College and vice versa and in the first semester this has proved very popular, with half of all students on the programme opting to do this.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Bolaji Ojofeitimi, Athlone, County WestmeathPhoto: Oisin McHugh Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Facebook Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Dominika March, Poland, Midarsha Serasinghe, Co. Galway and Sinead Flannery, Co. SligoPhoto: Oisin McHugh Advertisement Previous articleLimerick concern over National Management Forum funding.Next articleParalympian says Limerick needs better wheelchair welcome Staff Reporter WhatsApp Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more

DS News September: Making a Case for D&I

first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Diversity DS News Foreclosures Inclusion 2018-08-30 Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Home / Daily Dose / DS News September: Making a Case for D&I Tagged with: Diversity DS News Foreclosures Inclusion Subscribe Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago DS News September: Making a Case for D&I August 30, 2018 1,825 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The latest print edition of DS News is nearly here. On September 1, the new print issue will arrive online, and it’s packed to the brim with insightful, exclusive content you need to stay abreast of the latest developments in mortgage and default servicing.Here’s what you can look forward to in the latest edition of DS News magazine.”Diversity & Inclusion, More Than the Sum of Its Parts” by David WhartonA looks at how servicers and government entities are evolving processes by tapping the benefits of diversity and inclusion.”Much Left to Do” by Nikitra BaileyFive decades after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 became law, some say the playing field remains uneven when it comes to achieving the American dream of homeownership. What can be done to promote a more equitable housing industry?”Busting Bias” by Rachel WilliamsFor this year’s edition of our annual Diversity issue, DS News showcases D&I perspectives drawn from the American Mortgage Diversity Council membership. “The Thin Red Line” by Kevin SteinReal estate professionals are reporting that borrowers of color with good income and good credit are still finding it challenging to get loans to purchase homes.Ask the Economist – Tian Liu, Chief Economist, Genworth Mortgage InsuranceCounsel’s Corner – Andrew Boylan, Partner, Risk Management & Compliance, McCarthy & Holthus, LLPYou’ll find all this and more inside the new issue of DS News magazine, available September 1. Once the issue posts, you’ll be able to read it in its entirety in our digital archive. You can also explore our library of back issues, and be sure to check out our sister publication, MReport, as well, for stories focused on the lending and origination side of the industry. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Previous: Fortify Your Management Approach Next: What Will Affect Home Values in the Near Future?last_img read more

Only 48% of Donegal’s population will receive broadband high speed from the private sector

first_imgThe Government has unveiled the next phase of the national Broadband plan today.A map has been published showing where high-speed internet connections will be introduced by the provate sector by the end of 2016, and also the areas that will need State intervention to reach the same standard.500 million Euro is being invested in the scheme providing high-speed Broadband to all homes, schools and businesses in locations that commercial operators don’t consider viable.Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says with the private sector planning to serve just under 50% of the county’s population, the challenge in the future will be a formidable one………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Map and figures available here - Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – November 24, 2014 center_img Previous articleCoulter hangs up the inter county bootsNext articleNorth West Motor Show 2014 in association with Bank of Ireland News Highland Google+ Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Only 48% of Donegal’s population will receive broadband high speed from the private sector Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Marshal: Pike Lanes had been cited

first_imgLatest Stories Skip Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day An early morning blaze on Friday destroyed the Pike Lanes bowling alley and game room. Firefighters said they worked for more than two hours to get the blaze under control.The Pike Lanes bowling alley and gaming facility that burned on New Year’s Eve had been cited for fire code violations, according to the Alabama Fire Marshal’s office.The facility, operated by Scott Oertel, had been ordered vacated during a December event because it was over occupancy limits and had not been brought to code standards, said Ed Paul, state fire marshal.“There was not sufficient space to accommodate that many people and there was not adequate exit space nor safety equipment,” Paulk said. “It was problematic because the people could not have gotten out safely in an emergency. Our office ordered the building to be vacated and the owner was told building could not be used for that purpose until the building was brought into compliance”. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Prior to the early morning New Year’s Eve fire, Paulk said some work had been done on the building but not enough to bring the building into compliance.The bowling alley and gaming facility burned in the early morning hours of Dec. 31, with the fire reported about 4 a.m. No one was injured in the fire.Paulk said Thursday the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Interviews are being conducted and samples taken and tested. Sponsored Content Paulk said the occupancy capacity for Pike Lanes was 125, including the bowling area at 52 and the small party room at 22.With intervention for the state fire marshal’s office, that “Show and Tell” event didn’t happen, Paulk said.However Paulk said his office was notified in December by the Troy Police Department of another event underway at Pike Lanes with overcrowded conditions.The state fire marshal’s office .responded and found several hundred people in the building. That is when fire marshals ordered the building evacuated “We are working the case and should know something in a few weeks,” Paulk said.In addition to bowling lanes and a small gaming area, the back area of the Pike Lanes building had been used as a meeting or assembly facility. However, the state fire marshal’s office had notified Oertel, owner and operator, that the facility could not be used for that purpose until it was brought into compliance and met standards for that type occupancy.Paulk said that the state fire marshal’s office was made aware in September 2010 that Pike Lanes was hosting parties because of fliers that were posted on the campus of Troy University.“The fliers advertised a ‘Show and Tell Lingerie Extravaganza.’” Paulk said. “Events like that have the potential to attract large crowds.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author You Might Like New Senate set to take over When the Alabama State Senate meets in organizational session next week it will be the first time since Reconstruction Rule… read more Published 10:06 pm Thursday, January 6, 2011 Marshal: Pike Lanes had been cited Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Death toll rises to 22 in El Paso shooting as 2 more victims die in hospital: Police

first_imgcmannphoto/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — The death toll from a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, increased to 22 after two more victims died in the hospital, police said.David Shimp, chief executive officer at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, said one patient died late Sunday night and another Monday morning.The victims, whose names were not immediately released, were among more than two dozen people wounded in the massacre that erupted about 10:39 a.m. local time Saturday inside a Walmart crowded with shoppers, including children and parents drawn to a back-to-school sale.The wounded ranged in age from 2 years old to 82, according to authorities.News of the latest death came just hours after the El Paso County Coroner’s Officer removed the last victim’s body from the premises.The suspect was identified by authorities as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas. He is being held on a charge of capital murder, court records show.John Bash, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, said Sunday that federal authorities are investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism,” meaning the suspect was allegedly intent on “coercing and intimidating a civilian population.”Bash said federal authorities are also considering bringing hate crimes and federal firearms charges against Crusius that carry the penalty of death.Police said Crusius drove more than 600 miles from his home in the Dallas area to El Paso to kill as many Mexicans as he could.Investigators also believe Crusius is the same man who allegedly posted a four-page racist, anti-immigrant document on the dark website 8chan before launching the attack, officials said.“We consider this an act of terrorism against the Mexican-American community and the Mexicans living in the United States,” Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said in a video statement.At least seven of the 20 people killed were Mexican nationals, and nine additional Mexicans were among those wounded, Ebrard said.Ebrard called the shooting an “act of barbarism.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Beijing may have slowed housing bubble — for now

first_imgShare via Shortlink China’s domestic housing sector was entering bubble territory last summer. (Getty) The Chinese government’s recent efforts to temper unsustainable growth in the country’s housing market seem to be working, at least for now.The price of new homes in the country’s largest cities was up 3.7 percent year-over-year in December, the slowest rate of growth since 2016, according to the Financial Times.China’s domestic housing sector was entering bubble territory as of last summer. Buyers were more heavily leveraged than ever, homes were flying off the shelves, and investors had put $1.5 trillion into the market between June 2019 and 2020.That growth was slowed only temporarily by the coronavirus pandemic, and by the end of the year, the government stepped in.“The government doesn’t want property prices to keep rising and rising,” said a researcher at a government-run think tank, who called that “politically not acceptable.”In August, the government adopted tighter lending requirements for developers, including a 70 percent ceiling on liabilities to assets and a 100 percent cap of debt to equity. Developers also had to have enough cash on hand to meet their short-term obligations in full.Still, it’s unclear how effectively the market can be kept under control.Orient Capital Research’s Andrew Collier said the government is better at controlling credit today than 5 or 10 years ago, but that banks and non-traditional lenders had ways to “game the system.”The government has since targeted lenders, limiting loans to developers and allowing mortgages to make up only 32.5 percent of a bank’s outstanding credit.[Financial Times] — Dennis Lynch Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagschinaHousing Marketlast_img read more

Continental rift to back-arc basin: Jurassic-Cretaceous stratigraphical and structural evolution of the Larsen Basin, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe Larsen Basin developed in Jurassic times as a result of continental rifting during the early stages of Gondwana break‐up. Lower‐?Upper Jurassic non‐marine sedimentary and volcanic rocks constitute a syn‐rift megasequence recording initial largely amagmatic extension and subsequent widespread extension‐related silicic volcanism. A succeeding, Kimmeridgian–early Berriasian transgressive megasequence, consisting largely of anoxic‐dysoxic hemipelagic mudstones, is thought to have been deposited during a thermal subsidence phase when relative magmatic quiescence and peak Jurassic eustatic sea levels served to maximize sediment starvation. The fragmentary record for late Berriasian–Barremian times suggests that a ?regressive megasequence may have developed in the earlier part of this period, recording increased sediment yield to the Larsen Basin from the increasingly emergent Antarctic Peninsula arc. Subsequently, strata in the southern, but not the northern, part of the basin underwent relatively intense eastward‐verging deformation, possibly during the formation of a retro‐arc fold‐thrust belt. Where exposed, the lower part of the succeeding Aptian–Eocene megasequence consists of a deep‐marine clastic wedge deposited along the fault‐bounded western basin margin during a phase of arc uplift and related differential subsidence. Following partial basin inversion in Late Cretaceous times, regression took place as reduced basinal subsidence rates allowed shallow marine facies to prograde basinward.last_img read more

Report: J.J. Watt has received offers from multiple teams

first_imgFebruary 25, 2021 /Sports News – National Report: J.J. Watt has received offers from multiple teams Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s been nearly two weeks since the Houston Texans released J.J. Watt and already, the defensive end has reportedly received offers from multiple teams.Citing league sources, ESPN reports that the biggest deal is believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million.Among the teams interested in Watt are the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN, although it is not yet known if the Browns have submitted an offer to the 31-year-old.Watt, who was drafted by the Texans in 2011, requested to be released from the team and his wish was granted earlier this month. In his 10 years in Houston, he won three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards (2012, 2014 and 2015) and became the team’s all-time sacks leader.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tenant Fees Bill – MPs unanimously vote through second reading

first_imgHome » News » Tenant Fees Bill – MPs unanimously vote through second reading previous nextRegulation & LawTenant Fees Bill – MPs unanimously vote through second readingThe legislation that will bring in the tenant fees ban next year sailed through its latest stage in the Commons with few MPs dissenting from the accepted line that the ban is a good idea.Nigel Lewis21st May 201804,164 Views Letting agents hoping for a miracle defeat for the Tenant Fees Bill last night in the Commons during its second reading were disappointed when it was passed unanimously by MPs following a three-hour debate.Although 123 MPs are landlords, only two pointed out any failings in the legislation that might have given letting agents hope.These were Labour’s Andrew Lewer and Conservative Alex Chalk, both of whom asked that not all agents should be tarred with the same ‘rogue’ brush and that the bill could prompt higher rents.“There are hard-working people in this sector and we shouldn’t punish the unscrupulous at the expense of the far more numerous hard-working ones,” said Lewer (pictured, right).Default feesBut all of the dozen or more other speakers were in support of the bill’s aims, many on both sides of the political divide calling for it to be tightened up particularly in relation to ‘default fees’.“Rogue letting agents have for too many years been able to profit from unsecure tenancies,” said Dr Paul Williams.Default fees are one of the few fees agents will be able charge soon and will be permissible only when a tenant prompts work, for example if they ask for changes to a contract, leave a tenancy early or lose their keys.DepositsOne other area of intense debate during the second reading was the six-week deposit ceiling; many speakers said it would persuade agents and landlords to ‘go to the max’ above the current average industry standard of four weeks.Also, many of those involved in the debate worried that any ‘grey areas’ would be exploited by unscrupulous or rogue letting agent to generate replacement fees.Free marketOne sign of how far the Tory party has come on fees reform was free marketeer John Stevenson MP (right), who said that although he preferred markets to be unfettered, it was now the right time to introduce reform.But he warned it should not prevent competition between agents – a point ARLA has often made.Letting agents hoping that MPs would accept industry arguments that agents do a lot of work for tenants and should therefore charge them were dashed.“The good letting agents will accept this legislation and comply with it,” said Clive Betts, who is also chair of the housing select committee.He also called for the government to look into the growing provision of insurance-based deposits services such as Zero Deposit and others.BrightonThe most contentious speech was made by Brighton MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle (pictured, right), who claimed “most” agents in his city are involved in ‘sharp practices’ and that all holding deposits in Brighton start at £500.But one glimmer of hope for agents came from MP Richard Graham, who said he believed the legislation mirrored existing changes within the lettings industry.“The role of agents is changing from one of intermediary in an analogue age to a landlord’s compliance department in the digital age,” he said.Industry reaction so far“The tenant ban is a positive move by the government and removes unnecessary costs to tenants at a time where they are outlaying large costs” says Mark Readings, MD of online agent House Network (pictured, right).“We do not charge tenants fees [and] if the majority of the industry follows suit, then it is the letting agents who suffer the revenue loss rather than the landlords, and as such, should not result in rent increases.“Letting agents work in an extremely competitive marketplace and the tenant ban legislation will enable new business models to come into the market – the high street agents will have to overcome a revenue shortfall and this could boost the market share of online agents further.“The government have admitted that it could cost letting agents between £1bn – £4bn over the first 10 years and as such could effect job losses within the industry – however, the most productive letting agents will overcome this change and the market will be a fairer place for the consumer, which we fully support.”Read more about the Tenant Fees Bill.Watch the debate in full.parliament Clive Betts Commons tenant fees ban Tenant Fees Bill May 21, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more