Small Charities Coalition seeks Britain’s Best Volunteer

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  46 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement The Small Charities Coalition has launched the Britiain’s Best Volunteer award, designed to recognise those who volunteer to help small, local charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.With support from charity insurance specialist Markel UK, the Award includes a cash prize of £1,250 for the winner to donate to a charity or charities of their choice, plus a personal holiday prize voucher worth £1,000. Runners up will receive £250 for a charity of their choice and a personal prize of an iPad mini.Nominate onlineNominations can be made online by members of the public from now until 21 February 2014.A shortlist will then be drawn up by a judging panel consisting of Alex Swallow, CEO of Small Charities Coalition, Michael Scott, Investing in Volunteers Manager at NCVO, and Andy Partington, Director of Markel UK. After that the public will be able to vote online for the winner from 3 to 21 March.Nominees must be over 18, and must be volunteers for a small charity or community group , namely one with an income of less than £1 million. Volunteers may hold any position within the organisation providing they are unpaid.Alex Swallow at Small Charities Coalition explained why the award was needed. He said:“The great work of smaller charities can often slip under the radar. It’s thanks to volunteers all over the UK that these smaller charities and organisations can continue to thrive, so we wanted to highlight and recognise the efforts of these outstanding individuals.”center_img Small Charities Coalition seeks Britain’s Best Volunteer Howard Lake | 11 February 2014 | News Tagged with: Awards small charities Volunteeringlast_img read more

Pasadena Area Congresswoman Chu, Other Members of Congress Applaud DHS Review of Private Detention Centers

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Today, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), Jared Polis (CO-02), Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), and Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson that the Department will review its use of private contractors to operate immigration detention centers. This announcement follows the Department of Justice’s August 18th announcement that it will end its use of for-profit prisons.We applaud the news that DHS will look into its use of privately-run immigrant detention facilities. The recent decision by DOJ was a recognition that privately-run prisons are not in the interest of taxpayers and fail to reliably provide humane and secure conditions for the incarcerated. We have those same concerns for privately-run immigrant detention facilities, particularly considering ICE currently houses almost 73 percent of detained immigrants in such facilities.1“While we are pleased that DHS is taking steps to reconsider the role of private detention contractors, we continue to have grave concerns with the use of family detention and the detention of asylum seekers. Further, in those cases where detention is required, we encourage DHS to take steps to implement and enforce applicable detention standards and reassert its commitment to a system that ensures appropriate protections for individuals in its custody.”1 Steven Nelson, “Private Prison Companies, Punched in the Gut, Will Keep Most Federal Business.” U.S. News & World Report, August 18, 2016. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Business News Government Pasadena Area Congresswoman Chu, Other Members of Congress Applaud DHS Review of Private Detention Centers Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 1:33 pmlast_img read more

Face masks may be ‘new normal’ in post-virus life as US prepares gradual reopening

first_imgThe death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States approached 31,000 on Wednesday as governors began cautiously preparing Americans for a post-virus life that would likely include public face coverings as the “new normal.”The governors of Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania each issued orders or recommendations that residents wear face masks as they emerge from isolation in the coming weeks.”If you are going to be in public and you cannot maintain social distancing, then have a mask, and put that mask on,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. Topics : Similar orders were imposed in New Jersey and Los Angeles last week and face coverings were recommended by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Tuesday.California Governor Gavin Newsom has said residents across the nation’s most-populous state would likely be wearing masks in public for some time to come.”We are going to be getting back to normal; it will be a new normal,” Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said, echoing a phrase used by at least two of his fellow governors in recent days.US Midwest governors were also making plans together to restart their economies, said Jordan Abudayyeh, a spokeswoman for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.center_img In Michigan, hundreds of cars flooded the streets around the state Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday to protest Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders, some of the strictest in the country.Some protesters, in the demonstration organized by conservative and pro-President Donald Trump groups, left their cars to gather on the lawn in front of the Capitol building, many of them not wearing masks or practicing social distancing.Toll on the healthcare staff As of Wednesday night, 30,885 people in the United States had died of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a Reuters tally.That includes more than 4,000 deaths newly attributed to the disease in New York City after health officials revised their counting methods to include “probable,” but unconfirmed, cases.Healthcare workers have faced unique health threats while working on the front lines trying to tackle the pandemic.Reuters has identified more than 50 nurses, doctors and medical technicians who have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 or showing symptoms of it. At least 16 were in New York state.”The emergency room is like a war zone,” said Raj Aya, whose wife, Madhvi Aya – a physician’s assistant in Brooklyn – was one of the healthcare workers who died in New York.As the outbreak begins to slow, political leaders have bickered over how and when to begin the process of unwinding unprecedented lockdowns that have damaged the economy and largely confined Americans to their homes.Washington state Governor Jay Inslee told an afternoon news conference the largest obstacle to a return to normalcy was a shortage of coronavirus tests.”We simply haven’t had enough test kits – they simply do not exist anywhere in the United States right now,” Inslee said, adding the state had purchased about a million swabs, along with vials and test medium but they were just starting to arrive.At his daily White House briefing hours later, Trump boasted that the United States had “the most expansive testing system anywhere in the world”. But, he said, testing was a problem for the states and not the federal government.”We can’t be thinking about a Walmart parking lot,” where some testing is being done, but the states and cities should do that, he said.Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a $30 billion plan to vastly increase nationwide testing for the coronavirus.’Almost in free fall’Trump, citing data suggesting the peak of new infections had passed, said he would announce guidelines on Thursday for reopening the economy.The sweeping closures of businesses have left millions of Americans unemployed and store owners struggling to pay rent.Government data released on Wednesday showed that retail sales dropped by 8.7% in March, the biggest decline since tracking began in 1992. Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of US economic activity.In addition, output at US factories declined by the most since 1946 as the pandemic fractured supply chains.”The economy is almost in free fall,” said Sung Won Sohn, a business economics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.The United States, with the world’s third-largest population, has now suffered the greatest number of reported fatalities from the coronavirus, ahead of Italy and Spain.Globally, the number of infections has crossed the 2 million mark and over 136,000 people have died, a Reuters tally shows.The pathogen emerged last year in China.Trump said on Wednesday his government was trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan, China, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing “needs to come clean” on what they know. The official death toll released by the Chinese government stands at about 3,600.The source of the virus remains a mystery. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday that US intelligence indicated the coronavirus likely occurred naturally, as opposed to being created in a laboratory in China, but there was no certainty either way.last_img read more

Boise State looks to extend streak vs Utah State

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBoise State (16-8, 8-4) vs. Utah State (18-7, 7-5)Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Boise State looks for its sixth straight conference win against Utah State. Boise State’s last MWC loss came against the Air Force Falcons 85-78 on Jan. 15. Utah State is coming off a 69-54 home win over UNLV on Wednesday. Boise State looks to extend streak vs Utah State .SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Sam Merrill has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Utah State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 14 field goals and 18 assists in those games.DEFENSIVE DISRUPTION: Utah State is 16-0 when holding opponents to 42.9 percent or worse from the field, and 2-7 when opponents shoot better than that. Boise State is 16-0 when allowing 47.3 percent or less and 0-8 whenever opponents exceed that mark.PERFECT WHEN: The Aggies are 16-0 when holding opponents to 42.9 percent or worse from the field, and 2-7 when opponents shoot better than that. The Broncos are 16-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 47.3 percent or worse, and 0-8 when opponents exceed that percentage.DID YOU KNOW: Utah State is ranked second among MWC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 31.5 percent. The Aggies have averaged 10.9 offensive boards per game. Associated Press center_img February 7, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Whicker: JaMychal Green fits right into the Clippers’ sharp-toothed ethic

first_img“The other night at halftime, we told him maybe he could run his routes better, set people up like Cris Carter did at wide receiver,’ Rivers said. “He came out and hit his next shot and the light went on.“It’s been a more enjoyable team to coach. We know we can lose to anybody. But if we play well, we can beat everybody.”Of the Clippers who dressed Sunday, only five were first-round draft picks. None has played in an NBA Finals. Only Williams (52) and Patrick Beverley (28) have played more than 20 postseason games. Four were undrafted. Beverley and Green had to come through Europe.Temple, Montrezl Harrell, Tyrone Wallace, Ivica Zubac and Johnathan Motley have done serious G-League time.If you matched the resumes of the Clippers and Lakers, it wouldn’t be fair. But you know dogs, and how they eat homework. “Some games, we haven’t played well, and usually it’s because of the schedule,” said Coach Doc Rivers. “But as far as games where I’ve been mad at them because of effort, I can’t think of any.”You might have noticed that our big-market teams are playing small. A spring without Stanley Cup playoff games or NCAA basketball teams is looming. The Lakers’ disgraceful loss in Phoenix on Saturday has shoved them 4 1/2 games below the playoff line, and the Clippers can throw them down the stairs with a victory at Staples Center on Monday night.But the Clippers have shone through our winter of discontent. They are 36-29 and are 3 1/2 games ahead of ninth-place Sacramento in the Western Conference.Tobias Harris was their only borderline All-Star when the season began and the Clippers traded him. They have used 22 players this season. Most of them are happy to get extended minutes, or even NBA seconds. They play as if the tentacles of the waiver wire are reaching to grab them.If the Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan clubs had possessed this togetherness, effort and depth, they probably would have been champions. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img LOS ANGELES — Lawler’s Law was imposed at approximately 2:15 p.m. PST Sunday.The Clippers saw an exposed neck and they stepped on it. They needed only 9:20 to grab a 32-12 lead over  the lottery-loving New York Knicks.They led 82-44 at half. With 41 seconds left in the third quarter Lou Williams scored the 100th and 101st points, and Hall of Fame-bound broadcaster Ralph Lawler enforced The Law, which means that any team wins when it gets to 100 first.There once was a time when the NBA Finals were Lawless, with nobody reaching 100, but fortunately Lawler has endured long enough to see a free-flowing league and one of the most appealing teams in Clippers history. They won, 128-107. If they can avoid a major windpipe malfunction, they will be in the Western Conference playoffs. JaMychal Green is Exhibit A, or maybe H or J. He came off the bench with 16 points in 20 minutes. He came from Memphis, with Garrett Temple, in exchange for Avery Bradley.He was undrafted from Alabama, played in France, passed through the Spurs and Clippers camps, and finally found a defensive, physical niche with the Grizzlies. He is among brethren here.“These are the guys I want to play with,” Green said. “They’re hungry. They know they’ve got to go out there  take it. I knew they were dogs so I was excited to come here.”The NBA definition of “dog” might be different from yours. An NBA dog bites down on his chances and won’t let go. Calling the Lakers “dogs” is not applicable in that sense. Sloth might be more appropriate, or platypus.Green credits the Spurs for planting his NBA seeds and says that head coach Gregg Popovich and shooting coach Chip Engelland “were the ones who kept me in the gym. They got me into the league. Then the Grizzlies gave me the chance to stay in the league.”But the Memphis minutes only came when Green moved ahead of Jon Leuer on the depth chart, through long head-to-head practice minutes.“The way I competed against Z-Bo (Zach Randolph) and Marc (Gasol) won me some respect,” Green said. “I didn’t back down.”“I didn’t know he was this good,” Rivers said.“It was a great group to work with from the beginning, and then we basically got a new team, and those guys brought the same joy.”One of those was Landry Shamet, the rookie guard from Philadelphia who came over for Harris. Shamet poured in 18 first-quarter points, only two fewer than New York, and wound up with 21.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters last_img read more