Winners of Payroll Giving Awards 2014 announced

first_img Companies which have been most successful at promoting payroll giving amongst their employees were praised at last night’s National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held at the Treasury in Whitehall.The awards recognised the creativity and persistence involved in some companies’ internal promotions to persuade more people to sign up to the method of regular tax-effective giving, and the policy of some companies to match staff donations pound for pound.Richard Taylor, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, said at the awards ceremony:“With over 1.1 million individuals donating regularly, more people than ever before are using Payroll Giving, and £134 million was raised for good causes last year. Such a regular and stable income to charities is extremely valuable and I am delighted that we can celebrate the real success stories of Payroll Giving tonight.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards HM Treasury payroll giving  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis You can read the full shortlist of entries to this year’s Payroll Giving Excellence Awards. Treasury and Civil Society Ministers hand out the awardsRob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, and David Gauke MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, presented the awards.Gauke said:“The winners of these Awards show that Payroll Giving can be an extremely effective mechanism for people to support charities that they care about and their successes should be celebrated. Within the Treasury we are continuing to facilitate discussions with the charity sector and PGAs [payroll giving agencies] to make sure that Payroll Giving works well so that both the numbers of donors and amount of money that is raised through the scheme can increase.” Winners of the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2014Best Campaign – Large EmployerWinner: Arriva LondonHighly Commended: Morrison SupermarketsBest Campaign – Medium EmployerWinner: Henderson GroupHighly Commended: News UKBest Campaign – Small EmployerWinner: Maxus UKHighly Commended: CheckatradeBest Campaign – Government & Public SectorWinner: Islington CouncilHighly Commended: HMRCBest Campaign – Civil Society EmployerWinner: retailTrustMost Successful Sustained Scheme – Large EmployerWinner: WickesHighly Commended: Arriva LondonMost Successful Sustained Scheme – Medium EmployerWinner: Prudential UK & EuropeHighly Commended: CMS Cameron McKennaPrudential UK & Europe, winners of Most Successful Sustained Scheme (Medium Employer) at the 2014 National Payroll Giving Excellence AwardsBest Innovative Promotional PartnershipWinner: DHL UKHighly Commended: Arriva LondonBest Individual ContributionWinner: Louise McCabeHighly Commended: Kevin BryneLifetime Achievement AwardWinner: Elena JosephElena Joseph wins lifetime achievement award at 2014 National Payroll Giving Excellence AwardsBest Overall CampaignWinner: Arriva London Winners of Payroll Giving Awards 2014 announced Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 November 2014 | News 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

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TV station owner abducted in Jalalabad

first_imgNews News May 3, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Two two arrests were reportedly made 24 hours after the abduction but there has been no sign of progress in the search for Latifi. According to the information gathered by RSF, the investigation is being hampered by a lack of coordination between the police and the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency. RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News RSF_en Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsOrganized crimeImpunityViolence Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says “The authorities must continue to deploy all possible resources in order to find this journalist and quickly identify and punish those responsible for his abduction,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk.  “We point out that one of the reasons for the increase in violence against journalists is the impunity enjoyed by local officials who are often implicated in violence against the media. No negligence will be accepted.” His driver, aged 37 and identified by the sole name of Kandehar, was the second non-journalistic media employee to be killed this year in Afghanistan. He had been Latifi’s driver for the past seven years. According to Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Enikas TV owner Zalmi Latifi was being driven home on the evening of 4 December when he was abducted by unidentified gunmen, who killed his driver. No group has so far claimed responsibility. to go further Enikas TV has become one of the most popular privately-owned TV stations in Nangarhar and neighbouring provinces since its launch two years ago by Latifi, who used to head the national radio and TV broadcaster’s operations in Nangarhar. Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information December 11, 2018 TV station owner abducted in Jalalabad News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsOrganized crimeImpunityViolence Many of the province’s journalists staged a demonstration on 7 December to demand more protection for media personnel. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Afghan authorities to do everything possible to locate the owner of a regional TV station who was snatched from his car on a street in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar, last week. Organisation last_img read more

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Dündar/Gül trial – RSF opposes Erdogan’s “autocratic retribution”

first_img RSF_en Europe – Central AsiaTurkey Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression News Receive email alerts News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more News Europe – Central AsiaTurkey Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will attend the opening of the trial of Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül tomorrow in Istanbul and will continue to defend Turkey’s journalists for as long as its increasingly despotic president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, keeps persecuting the media. Follow the news on Turkey Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Dündar, Cumhuriyet’s editor, and Gül, the newspaper’s Ankara bureau chief, arefacing the possibility of life imprisonment over their revelations about Turkish arms deliveries to Islamist groups in Syria – revelations of crucial importance for all those interested in the repercussions of the Syrian conflict and in terrorism.A constitutional court ruling ended their pre-trial detention in February, after three months, but President Erdogan said he would not respect this decision.“The trial of Dündar and Gül is a test for the rule of law in Turkey,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We are stunned by President Erdogan’s repeated intervention in this case since personally filing the original complaint, showing that it has all the characteristics of an autocratic retribution.“The conditional release of Dündar and Gül was encouraging but everything is just beginning. We urge the court to dismiss the absurd charges that have been brought against these two journalists.”Dündar and Gül are charged with divulging state secrets for the purposes of espionage, trying to overthrow the government and helping a terrorist organization. At the initial hearing, the court will have to decide whether, at the prosecution’s request, the case will be heard behind closed doors and whether it will be merged with another case that has around 100 defendants.The court’s assent to these requests would violate the rights of the defence and the public’s right to information.RSF’s campaigning Cumhuriyet was awarded the 2015 Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize in the media category in Strasbourg on 17 November. Nine days later, Dündar and Gül were arrested and taken to Silivri prison.Ever since then, RSF has been using all possible advocacy channels, both private and public, to draw attention to their case and to the repressive spiral in Turkey, and to mobilize foreign ministries and international bodies.With representatives of 15 embassies in attendance, RSF gave a news conference in Istanbul on 1 December to launch an appeal on behalf of the two Cumhuriyet journalists. The appeal was supported by more than a dozen NGOs and by many well-known international figures such as US journalist Carl Bernstein, USphilosopher Noam Chomsky and French economist Thomas Piketty.A petition was also launched that has so far gathered more than 30,000 signatures.RSF has organized other news conferences and events, it has organized visits by Dündar’s wife, Dilek Dündar, to Washington and Paris, it has launched a media campaign, it has issued press releases, it has pleaded the cause of Turkey’s journalists with leaders capable of exercising influence (including representatives of the Council of Europe, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union) and it has mobilized the support of the US State Department and European foreign ministries.RSF has also pooled efforts with other international and Turkish free speech groups (TGC, TGS, IPI, CPJ, FEJ, FIJ, Article19, Index on Censorship, WAN-IFRA, PEN International, AEJ, EJN, SEEMO and DISK Basin-Is) in a large coalition.After a joint visit to Turkey in October, the coalition issued a joint report and asked to be allowed to visit several imprisoned journalists. When the prison authorities refused, various coalition representatives (including an RSF representative) demonstrated outside Silivri prison in January in protest against this decision and in solidarity with imprisoned journalists. March 24, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 Dündar/Gül trial – RSF opposes Erdogan’s “autocratic retribution” to go further News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawlast_img read more

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HSE enraged by lower fines for breach of rules

first_imgHSE enraged by lower fines for breach of rulesOn 11 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Dangerousemployers are repeatedly putting their workers’ lives at risk, because thefinancial penalties imposed by the courts are too low, it is claimed.Thelatest official figures show the majority of companies prosecuted for healthand safety offences are repeat offenders, who are seemingly undeterred by thefines.TimothyWalker, the HSE’s director general, said: “Why does the general level offines remain too low to deter companies from committing more serious offences?It’s incomprehensible that fines for especially serious breaches are only asmall percentage of those handed down for breaking financial rules.”Thereare currently  no set levels of finesfor companies convicted of causing illness, injury or death, with the judgedeciding the amount that should be paid.Theaverage fine has fallen in the past 12 months, from £11,141 to £8,828. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Institute of Excellence Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary with a ‘Quinceañera’

first_img Beginnings of WHINSEC Speech on U.S.-Cuba relations The celebration also featured the oldest and youngest U.S. and international members of the team joining the Institute Command Group to cut the anniversary cake. Several community leaders joined in the event and ensuing reception. Dr. Frank O. Mora, the director of the Latin America and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University (FIU) delivered the keynote address, in which he spoke of his expectations for U.S.-Cuba relations. Mora, who is also a professor of Politics and International Relations at FIU in Miami, Florida, has years of experience and expertise on Cuba issues in academia and from his service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs. During his speech, Dr. Mora predicted and hoped that Cuban Military personnel would be students and faculty members in the near future. Following the tenure of Col. Downie, Colonel Gilberto Perez, Colonel Felix Santiago, and Colonel Glenn Huber have led an Institute that has been praised by the U.S. and other Militaries. In 2013, WHINSEC was named a U.S. Army Institute of Excellence, and it has revamped its courses to ensure they are of the highest quality and cover a wide range of topics. At WHINSEC’s 15th Anniversary celebration, the Commandant, U.S. Army Colonel Keith W. Anthony stated the institute will refrain from public observances of its anniversary for 10 years, until its Silver Anniversary. He assured the audience it will continue to grow in quality and service during that time. By Dialogo February 03, 2016center_img Since opening its doors, WHINSEC has trained and educated more than 21,000 students sent by 34 countries. Nearly 2,000 of those students (1,983) were trained and educated during the last fiscal year alone. On January 17, 2001, Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon hosted the opening ceremony for WHINSEC, welcoming U.S. Army Colonel Richard D. Downie as the first “Director” (the title of Commandant came later). Latin American cultures celebrate “Quinceañeras” (from the Spanish word for fifteen) to signify the coming of age of girls on their 15th birthday. While traditions vary in different countries, typically the girl’s parents organize a large, formal party for the birthday girl. Since it began 15 years ago, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) has matured and become an integral part of the U.S. Army’s educational system. In recognition of that, WHINSEC celebrated with a “Quinceañera” party on January 14th. WHINSEC has moved a couple of times. Initially, it made a temporary move to buildings along Richardson Circle before occupying the complex that was the first Fort Benning Hospital in April 2014. The WHINSEC campus, when completely renovated, will consist of eight buildings with 17 classrooms to serve the two schools and an Academy that form the Institute.last_img read more

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Week 17 Fantasy PPR RB Rankings

first_imgHumanity’s love of round numbers makes one thing about the Week 17 fantasy RB PPR rankings almost a guarantee: Christian McCaffrey will reach 1,000 receiving yards. After a big Week 16 through the air, McCaffrey is at 933 receiving yards, so he needs a relatively pedestrian (for him) 67 receiving yards to double up with 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 rushing yards in 2019. Considering he’s also chasing a number of other records, McCaffrey is a safe bet to produce as he usually does from the top of our running back rankings.Beyond McCaffrey, injuries are the RB story of the week. Chris Carson (hip) is done for the season. Josh Jacobs (shoulder) isn’t in our rankings, as he looks shaky at best to play this week. For now, we’ve left in Derrick Henry (hamstring), James Conner (shoulder), and Mark Ingram (calf), although all could be at risk of missing Week 17, too.​ (Update: We’ve removed Ingram based on new reporting.) Reminder: Check back for frequent updates during the week, especially with so many injuries and playoff scenarios leaving ranking slots up in the air.WEEK 17 DFS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash | ValuesWeek 17 Fantasy PPR Rankings: RBsThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. NO2Nick Chubb, CLE @ CIN3Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. PHI4Derrick Henry, TEN @ HOU5Aaron Jones, GB @ DET6Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. WAS7Marlon Mack, IND @ JAX8Kenyan Drake, ARZ @ LAR9Alvin Kamara, NO @ CAR10Joe Mixon, CIN vs. CLE11Melvin Gordon, LAC @ KC12Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. OAK13Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ BUF14DeAndre Washington, OAK @ DEN15Austin Ekeler, LAC @ KC16Ryquell Armstead, JAX vs. IND17Devonta Freeman, ATL @ TB18Raheem Mostert, SF @ SEA19James White, NE vs. MIA20Miles Sanders, PHI @ NYG21Benny Snell Jr., PIT @ BAL22David Montgomery, CHI @ MIN23Adrian Peterson, WAS @ DAL24Todd Gurley, LAR vs. ARI25Kerryon Johnson, DET vs. GB26Kareem Hunt, CLE @ CIN27Devin Singletary, BUF vs. NYJ28Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. TEN29Damien Williams, KC vs. LAC30Gus Edwards, BAL vs. PIT31Travis Homer, SEA vs. SF32Sony Michel, NE vs. MIA33Jordan Howard, PHI @ NYG34Marshawn Lynch, SEA vs. SF35Mike Boone, MIN vs. CHI36Ronald Jones, TB vs. ATL37Nyheim Hines, IND @ JAX38Patrick Laird, MIA @ NE39Tarik Cohen, CHI @ MIN40Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. TEN41Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. ARI42Justice Hill, BAL vs. PIT43Peyton Barber, TB vs. ATL44Latavius Murray, NO @ CAR45Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs. ATL46Matt Breida, SF @ SEA47Royce Freeman, DEN vs. OAK48Ameer Abdullah, MIN vs. CHI49Chris Thompson, WAS @ DAL50Dion Lewis, TEN @ HOU51Darwin Thompson, KC vs. LAC52Rex Burkhead, NE vs. MIA53David Johnson, ARZ @ LAR54Bo Scarbrough, DET vs. GB55Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ BAL56Tevin Coleman, SF @ SEA57Tony Pollard, DAL vs. WAS58J.D. McKissic, DET vs. GB59Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. CLE60Javorius Allen, NYG vs. PHI61Brian Hill, ATL @ TB62Frank Gore, BUF vs. NYJ WEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThe best part of Henry’s, Conner’s, and Ingram’s injuries for savvy fantasy owners in Week 17 championship action is the PPR-speciality backs they may free up. If Henry is out, Dion Lewis is a great PPR RB2 play. If Ingram is out, especially with the Ravens locked into seeding, it could be rookie Justice Hill making his mark in the receiving game. And Jaylen Samuels could get one more gimmicky week this season if Conner is out.Beyond those injuries, you won’t find anything that unusual in the PPR RB rankings. Travis Homer, Seattle’s receiving replacement for Carson, might be higher than you expected against the 49ers, but he caught six-of-eight targets in Week 16 and is nothing if not a PPR FLEX option.WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:Wide receiver | Tight endThe final backfield to keep an eye on in the coming week is Minnesota. Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is probably done until the playoffs, but whether it’s Alexander Mattison (ankle), Mike Boone, or Ameer Abdullah with the most Week 17 PPR value remains to be seen. An injured Mattison is out of the rankings for now, but there will surely be some shifting of these backs as the week goes on.MORE: Which players are sitting out Week 17?last_img read more

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Authorities: Active SWAT Situation in Delray Beach

first_imgThere is an active SWAT situation in Delray Beach, according to authorities.Police say officers are attempting to get a man out of a home near SW 6th Street and SW 5th Avenue.No word yet on what started the incident. However, a spokesman for Delray Beach Police says the matter started in Boynton Beach.This is a developing story.last_img

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White football players who put noose on Black teammate expelled

first_imgWYNNE, Ark. (AP) — The Wynne School Board has expelled two junior varsity football players who were accused of placing a noose around the neck of a Black student.. The board met in executive session Wednesday and decided to expel the two students for the rest of the semester. The Jonesboro Sun reports that it’s a lesser punishment that the one recommended by Superintendent Carl Easley, who supported expulsion for the rest of the school year. Easley says five students were originally suspended. He declined further comment.Few details have been released about the alleged incident. Family members have said the White students placed a noose around the 14-year-old Black student’s neck, but authorities have not confirmed that account.Police in Wynne say no one was injured and that an investigation shows no criminal activity took place.More than 150 people attended the hearing. Many were angered by the board’s decision, and Wynne police were called in to calm the crowd.Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com.last_img read more

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Lukaku finally responds after facing slack from Gary Neville

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement cr58pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs326Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8gvx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nw0lWould you ever consider trying this?😱3qt1Can your students do this? 🌚jeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has finally come up with an answer to the deprecation faced from his former club Manchester United legend Gary Neville, who shamed the Belgian for being ‘overweight’ and ‘unprofessional’. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAfter months of speculation, the 26 year old joined the Serie A heavyweights in early August for €80 million, and also secured a five year contract at San Siro and £300,000 per week wage.However, Neville, who is currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports, gave Lukaku a mouthful of slack via his official Twitter, in a conversation with United We Stand editor Andy Mitten.Advertisement After almost 3 weeks, the Belgian international has replied to the criticism.In a recent interview with BBC Sport, Lukaku hit back at Neville, saying: “Don’t question my professionalism. I live for this game. I am at home all the time. I try to do everything to improve.”The Nerazzuri attacker targeted Neville’s words that seemingly diminished Lukaku’s reputation at Old Trafford.“[Neville] can talk about my fitness but he should never say anything about my professionalism, that I don’t work hard enough. That is something he cannot say. All the coaches I have had say the same thing about me.”He also mentioned that every manager he’s ever worked under has been hailing him for being a hard worker, and added that it will be the same for his favourite gaffer at San Siro.“What did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say when I was on the training ground? What did he say? That I always work hard and always do my best to try and improve myself.”“Same with Jose Mourinho and Roberto Martinez. Now Antonio Conte will say it.”Lukaku scored his first goal for Inter in the Serie A season opening, where Conte’s side thrashed Lecce 4-0.Inter Milan are travelling to to Sardegna Arena this Monday to face Cagliari in their upcoming league fixture. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Echoing dominance : Indian women’s cricket team wraps up ODI series against South Africa…

first_imgAdvertisement 5i990NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs94acmcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Et5t3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g3cwlWould you ever consider trying this?😱dlt7Can your students do this? 🌚ho2Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian Women’s Cricket Team were able to wrap the ODI series against South Africa by a margin of 3-0. It was a whitewash of the Proteas in the home series of India. India were ahead in this series by a margin of 2-0 before this match.Advertisement However, things did not start well for India at the beginning of the 3rd ODI. In the first over of the match, Priya Punia went to the pavilion. In the next over the other opener Rodrigues followed her. Punam Raut went back at the 12th over mark followed by the skipper Mithali Raj. Harmanpreet Kaur was the highest run getter for India in this match. In the lower order, Shikha Pandey gave her some support. Though, India were all out within 146 runs.Advertisement At the beginning of the second innings, Mansi Joshi gave India the first breakthrough with dismissing the dangerous South African opener Lee. After that it was Ekta Bisht show at Relaince Stadium, Vadodara. Ekta Bisht was awarded the man of the match trophy because of the three important wickets taken by her. Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma both took two wickets each. South Africa were all out within 140 runs and India won the match by 6 runs.Watch: Fan demolishes Sarfaraz Ahmed hoarding after loss in T20 series against Sri LankaAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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