Whizz-kidz in Independent tie-in Howard Lake | 16 April 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 13 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 Children’s charity Whizz-kidz has already developed good contacts with players in the Internet industry. UK Fundraising has reported on their joint sub-domain name with Lineone.net in January 2000 and on the volunteers who set up a Web site for an sponsored Himalayan trek in May 1999. Today they have teamed up with The Independent newspaper, Carrera PC, and games software company Creature Labs to run a competition offering a free PC and games.
420 total views, 5 views today Comic Relief turns to Applied platform in drive for inclusive & diverse recruitmentComic Relief is using recruitment platform Applied as part of its strategic plan to ensure an inclusive and diverse application and selection process.Applied is designed to allow employers to measure candidates on what matters with mechanisms built into the platform to ensure companies hire the best person for the role, regardless of their background, including blind reviewing, job board analysis, gender decoding and diversity reporting.Comic Relief began using Applied in January this year to help manage recruitment for both full-time staff and short-term recruitment for its peaks of campaign activity such as Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.Charlotte Hillenbrand, Comic Relief’s Executive Director of Digital & Innovation, said:“With Applied, our hiring can be more strategic and focused. In addition, we can plan how and where we’re searching for talent across many different communities, job forums, regions or universities, so that our recruitment is diverse and ensures we get the best people for the roles available.”Applied is also helping senior departmental colleagues identify high potential candidates more quickly through its customisable job description, application and candidate interview processes.Comic Relief’s Recruitment Manager Charlotte Cole said:“Applied enables us to ask specific role-related questions in the application process. This lets us focus on the candidate’s skills, rather than trying to connect the dots between a cover letter and a CV and risking our own unconscious bias contributing to decision making. By only interviewing candidates that have demonstrated the combination of skills we are looking for, we find that our interviews are much more satisfying for candidates and managers and ultimately lead to a higher conversion rate, from candidate to employee.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Marie Curie signs up to be Stonewall Diversity ChampionMarie Curie has signed up to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, building on the charity’s existing work to promote LGTBQ+ diversity and inclusion amongst its staff and volunteers, as well as the patients and families it supports in hospices and communities across the UK.Stonewall currently works with more than 750 organisations to help them create workplaces that are inclusive and welcoming of LGBT people.As a Diversity Champion, Marie Curie will receive expert consultation and advice from Stonewall. Together they will review current policies and practices, and staff training, and Stonewall staff will engage with senior leaders, and help support the charity’s growing LGBTQ+ network across the UK to ensure that staff and volunteers can feel safe and be themselves.The charity has also set up a working group to ensure people from LGBTQ+ communities receive the best possible care and support from Marie Curie; and to make sure they feel safe to be who they are when using the charity’s nursing, hospice and patient-facing volunteer-led services, as well as to show that Marie Curie is a charity that values and welcomes diversity.Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of Marie Curie, said:“Our Hiding who I am report showed that many from LGBTQ+ communities can avoid palliative care, or hide their sexuality when using palliative care services, because they think they will be discriminated against. We are determined to ensure that our services are welcoming and supportive to the LGBTQ+ community. Our own staff and volunteers also deserve to work in a place where they feel they can be who they are and bring the best of themselves to work every day.Jo Estrin from Stonewall said:“We’re delighted Marie Curie has joined our Diversity Champions programme. We’ll be supporting them to embed LGBT inclusion throughout the organisation and create a more accepting workplace. We know that people perform better at work when they can be themselves and that diverse teams lead to more creative and productive environments.” Tagged with: diversity Diversity initiative news round up 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. Stonewall BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ Young Campaigners ProgrammeStonewall is administering a programme to empower LGBTQ+ people of colour (PoC) and black, Asian and minority ethnicities (BAME) to bring about positive change in their communities.Supported by Comic Relief, the programme has been running under the youth branch of the charity since December 2018 with all Stonewall staff facilitating it identifying as BAME/PoC and LGBTQ+.So far the programme has included campaigning residentials that have seen participants reflecting on their own identity and experience, gaining skills to campaign for equality and hearing from activists and role models from the BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ communities.In early 2020 participants be offered the opportunity to develop and deliver content for an exciting youth event that will showcase the campaigns as well as exploring other issues affecting young LGBTQ+ people. Here are three items of news concerning charities and their recent diversity initiatives, from Comic Relief’s adoption of a recruitment platform to improve its application and selection programme, Marie Curie becoming a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Stonewall’s own Young Campaigners programme for 16-25 year olds. Melanie May | 26 July 2019 | News 421 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6
Andrew GilPresentation to the 2017 Workers World Party National Conference by Andrew Gil.I’m from the Baltimore branch, and it’s an honor to address such an immense gathering at my very first Workers World Party conference. I’m proud to be a member of this party, especially in a time when it has never been more historically necessary.I want to talk about why I’m here today, with this party. It’s because before I was a Marxist and a Leninist, I was an anti-imperialist. My mother came to the U.S. from the Philippines when she was seven years old. This was a result of U.S. military bases in the Philippines and soldiers being stationed there during the criminal Vietnam War. My mother’s real father died when she was too young to know him, and so my grandmother met and married a U.S. soldier. They ended up in Maryland in the late 1970s.Growing up, I didn’t have an understanding of what it meant to be Filipino in the United States. I understood my brown-ness as a subject of ridicule. I understood the things I grew up with — the foods, the customs, my grandmother’s broken English — as things that alienated me from my peers. But I didn’t understand that there was something much more deeply rooted, much more historical, at work here.It wasn’t until much later that I studied the Philippine-American War, which would be more aptly named the Philippine-American Genocide. Right before the turn of the 20th century, the people of the Philippines waged a courageous, anti-colonial war to defeat Spain, which had ruled them for over 300 years. Seeing the opportunity to become the new oppressor, to have unhindered access to the plentiful resources of the Philippines islands and to gain an economic foothold in the markets of East Asia, the United States swooped in and murdered a quarter million Filipino adults and children. And this was at the same time the leaders of the anti-colonial movement were building a new constitution.To everyone in this room who’s from or descended from a colonized nation, this sounds awfully familiar. So how does this keep happening? Part of how the U.S. ruling class is able to carry out their bloodthirsty imperialist wars is manufacturing the consent of our class. The state’s capacity to do this is derived from the many tools available to it — its media, schools, prisons, police. It is able to propagandize. It is able to convince us that the people of any given nation are incapable of ruling themselves, or that they are biologically or culturally inferior. It is able to imprison or demonize people who dissent and organize. It will even deploy its CIA or FBI to wreck anti-imperialist movements, whether through toppling leaders of entire governments or sowing division inside anti-imperialist organizations.We in this room have a great responsibility, now more than ever. In a historical period in which the ruling class’s imperialist sabers are rattling, in which this president and every president before him have put any nation that will not kneel to the U.S. in its crosshairs, we have an urgent and undeniable responsibility to show the ruling class that our class does not consent — to show that we practice international solidarity and we will not put up with the death and destruction of our class in any nation. It is our responsibility to organize ourselves and show the ruling class that there will be no peace — that we will shut shit down whenever they’re up to no good. Here, in the belly of the imperialist beast, it is our responsibility to organize our class to confront the U.S. war machine and take it down.Workers World Party, from its very inception, has taken the position that international working-class solidarity is a priority, not just a principle. On every imperialist invasion that has happened since the founding of the party, we have taken the correct side: in defense of the oppressed nation and against U.S. imperialism. We’ve taken to the streets and shown that our class won’t rest while we are under attack.In its search for new colonies across the earth, the U.S. must also maintain the colonies it has established here on occupied Turtle Island. We must remember the United States is itself a settler colonial state that has accomplished what it has via the extermination of Indigenous people and the enslavement of Black and African people. But this is not an aberration or particularly grotesque form of capitalism — it is capitalism carried out to its logical end. What we have here is not a broken system. It is a capitalist system working exactly as it should.The U.S., having uprooted people from all over the world, is a prison-house of nations, in which oppressed nations and communities are segregated, policed, incarcerated and surveilled. And this is exactly why we cannot rely on politicians for the liberation of the working class and oppressed — because electoral politics are not democratic politics. Electoral politics in the U.S. are colony politics. They are the means by which the ruling class ensures the colonial domination of the workers and oppressed in the U.S. They are the means by which Democrats and Republicans, the left and right wings of the bourgeoisie, ensure the brutal exploitation and suppression of poor and working people. They are the means by which imprisonment and war remain profitable.This is why we raise the question of liberation — because we do not fight for the representation of oppressed people in the white supremacist, settler-colonial political system. Instead, we fight for the destruction of the system that does everything in its power to suppress the self-determination of these nations and communities.And so our party is in the streets, toppling the symbols of colonialism and white supremacy in every form. We start with statues and monuments to white supremacists and slaveowners, just like our comrades in Durham did, just like our comrades in the Philippines who yank down statues of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Then we’ll get to the prisons, the police stations, then the halls of white supremacist power.Make no mistake, the ruling class knows its time is short. Capitalism has been breathing its death rattle, having long outlived its usefulness. We know that the ruling class is scrambling for power because we see the upsurge of fascist organizations. Fascists are the ruling class’s lapdogs, the petty-bourgeoisie doing the bidding of the big capitalists: Advocating for white supremacy, deportations, genocide, crushing unions and revolutionary organizations. So here, too, Workers World Party is in the streets, confronting these fascists.We were there for all three rounds of Charlottesville. We were there in Boston. We were there in New York. We were in plenty other places, and we’ll be there in plenty more. Having been there for two rounds of Charlottesville, it’s become clear to me that we must start taking the violence that the fascists want to inflict on us very seriously. We cannot treat “Nazi-punching” like the meme it’s turned into. It’s not quite as cute to people who’ve been hurt or seen their friends hurt by fascists. We can neither glorify nor trivialize that violence. They want to kill us, and they already have.But fascism isn’t just here at home. It is spread abroad to carry out the will of imperialist interests, through any of the organizations armed, trained and funded by the U.S. and seeking to topple democratically elected governments in, for example, Venezuela and Syria. So however we carry out our work of smashing fascism, we must frmly maintain that there is no anti-fascism without anti-imperialism.With this conference, among other things, we are commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. The Bolsheviks conducted this revolution in the ruins of an imperialist war, rallying the Russian people behind an anti-war, anti-imperialist, pro-socialist banner.This movement for revolutionary socialism is still alive today. Besides the socialist states that carry the torch still, there are the communist parties that are carrying out guerrilla war in India and the Philippines. We should have great hope that a red sun is on the horizon.And then there is our movement, here, in the belly of the imperialist beast. Many who take the view that a revolution is one single, bloody, insurrectionary event can only adhere to the pessimism that a revolution is too difficult to achieve. But I would posit to you, especially when I look at this room, that the revolution has already begun. We only have to continue building it.That is why I am filled with revolutionary optimism: We are a party that knows that a red sun will not just rise when it’s ready — we must struggle for it and yank it up by its enormous weight.We must only remember that this does not happen without felling the beast that is U.S. capitalism and imperialism.Comrades and friends: Take time at this conference to build with your fellow revolutionaries. Sharpen your understanding, sharpen your skills. These are part of your arsenal as a revolutionary, and you’ll need every weapon available to you.Onwards to a red horizon.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Tagged with: COVID-19 Housing Counseling HUD October 23, 2020 905 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily COVID-19 Housing Counseling HUD 2020-10-23 Cristin Espinosa The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Cristin Espinosa Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles HUD Grants Fund Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Avoidance Services Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD Grants Fund Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Avoidance Services Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: A Community Blight Nightmare? Next: DS5: How COVID-19 Challenges Are Prompting Innovation Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that more than $12.5 million in grant funds will directly support quality housing counseling services.The grants, which were awarded earlier this week, will go to 219 local housing counseling agencies and national and regional organizations as well as state housing finance agencies (SHFAs) who have been approved by HUD. These entities all competed for HUD’s FY 2020 Supplemental Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) or HUD’s FY 2019/2020 Comprehensive Housing Counseling NOFA. The counseling agencies aim to help Americans trying to get back on track from the economic challenges caused by COVID-19.“Our hope is that those affected by the pandemic who need housing help will reach out to qualified housing counseling professionals to help them understand what their options are,” Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Dana Wade said in the announcement.The agencies who have received grants provide a number of services, such as assisting homebuyers with evaluating their preparedness for purchasing a home and going through the buying process. The grants will also fund housing counseling services such as foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services.“This funding comes at exactly the right time to support the nation’s homeowners and renters who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who can benefit from the assistance of a housing counselor to remain in their homes,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said.
Related posts:No related photos. United Utilities hopes a partnership deal brokered with five unions will aidbusiness and prepare it for the EC Information and Consultation Directive. The water and electricity services company has signed an agreement with fivetrade unions to provide a basis for collective bargaining on behalf of all its4,200 employees in service delivery, the company’s operational business. Nick Rowe, head of human resources, said the company realises it needs towork closely with employees and unions and this would not be possible withoutan agreement. “It makes business change and working together easier,” he said.”With ad hoc agreements you can’t move quickly enough.” The deal was developed over the past 12 months, with advice from Acas. From March 2005 the EC Information and Consultation Directive will giveemployees the right to be informed and consulted on major business issues suchas redundancies and restructuring. The directive is likely to have a radical effect on the way UK employersmanage and communicate with their workforces. Rowe said having a partnership agreement in place will help the companyfulfil its obligations under the directive. The unions signed up to the deal are: Unison, Amicus, GMB, T&G andProspect. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Utilities group in five union deal on staff consultationOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today
Home » News » Scotland extends evictions ban till March – will Boris follow suit? previous nextRegulation & LawScotland extends evictions ban till March – will Boris follow suit?Scottish housing minister says extended ban is designed to reduce burden on local authorities and curtail the spread of Covid.Nigel Lewis8th January 20211 Comment350 Views The Scottish government is to extend the country’s ban on evictions beyond its original 22nd January deadline until 31st March, raising concerns among many landlords and agents that similar moves may be afoot elsewhere in the UK.Scots housing minister Kevin Stewart is to lay regulations before its parliament next week, extending the original ban to Level 3 and Level 4 Covid restriction areas, which cover the whole of Scotland at the moment bar a few islands.This will be a blanket ban, the only exceptions being cases of serious anti-social behaviour, including domestic abuse. But many landlords and agents in England and Wales are now apprehensive that their government will follow suit.Stewart says the extended ban is to provide renters with safe homes during the pandemic but also reduce the burden on local authorities, who have a duty to rehouse people made homeless through evictions.Under reviewOn Wednesday told parliament, in reply to a challenge from Labour leader Keir Starmer, that the current evictions ban in England and Wales – which is due to finish on 11th January – is under review.Labour MP Clive Betts (pictured), who chairs the housing, communities and local government committee, said: “It is disappointing the government is again leaving it until the last minute to announce an inevitable extension to the evictions ban.”An extension to the ban in England and Wales, which is being implemented via a ban on bailiff evictions rather than a ban on court proceedings, would be highly unpopular among the thousands of landlords who are waiting to evict tenants who have deliberately stopped paying rent, with rent arrears stacking up.“The six months’ notice of possession that landlords must give tenants, along with the court restrictions enabling only the most serious and urgent cases to proceed, and the restrictions on bailiff actions, mean it will be many months before landlords or lettings agents will be able to evict,” he says.Read more about evictions.kevin stewart keir starmer Clive Betts evictions January 8, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 8th January 2021 at 11:05 amThis is a Very surprising, but welcome acknowledgement by the labour chair of the MHCLG Committee of the plight of landlords in this pandemic due to the restrictions on recovering Possession.Surely the only sensible way out is for the Government to do TWO things,Firstly, but not only a Loan, paid to landlords but linked to Accelerated Possession if its deliberately not taken up ( or not available for other reasons ) AndSecondly, a Fast track return to Possession for the cases that are found Not to be genuinely Covid-related.The government must stop freeloading off the back off this pandemic.Everyone has their own particular challenges ( including Landlords ) and it would be a travesty to allow abuse of pandemic.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
North Platte Community College is looking for motivated, energetic,responsible, and team-oriented individuals for three Residence LifeAssistant positions in North Platte, NE. Responsibilities for this20 hour a week position includes: on-call responsibilities,administrative assignments, program management, staffing theresidence hall front desk during the day and overnight. Thisposition is for 34 weeks and includes an hourly wage plus room andboard. The position requires candidate to live in campus providedhousing. Candidates with coaching experience are encouraged toapply. Position to start August 1, 2021About usMid-Plains Community College, a legislatively designated 18-countydistrict in West-Central Nebraska, is a comprehensive, open access,public, two-year community college system that offers associatedegrees, diplomas, and certificates. MPCC consists of three maincampuses, one located in McCook, Nebraska and two located in NorthPlatte, Nebraska. Additionally, there are extended campus sites inBroken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine with satelliteclassrooms located throughout the Area. North Platte CommunityCollege is located in North Platte, Nebraska, a city ofapproximately 8,000 in rural southwestern Nebraska.QualificationsComputer skills required. Bachelor’s degree, previous experience inresidence life and administrative experience is preferred.Application InstructionsSend a (1) letter of interest, (2)current resume, (3) unofficialtranscripts, and (4) a completed MPCC application form (availableat www.mpcc.edu) to MPCC Human Resources, 1101 Halligan Drive,North Platte, NE 69101. Fax: 308-534-5770. Only completeapplication packets will be considered. To ensure consideration,applications must be received by April 1, 2021An EEO Employer/Educator.
THOMAS ZALEWSKI To the Editor:The NJDEP is considering the proposal submitted by Liberty National Golf Course to lease theCaven Point natural area and wildlife habitat at LSP. A recent nj.com editorial stated: “Liberty National’s owner believes the expansion would attract more high-profile golf tournaments, boosting the regional economy…” This “belief” is pure speculation. The “expansion” would merely involve relocating 3 golf holes. The actual size of the 18 holes of play would not really increase. Liberty National already has a 25-year deal with the PGA, agreed to in 2014, to host “up to” 10 PGA tournaments through 2039.That’s about one tournament every 2-3 years. The PGA is not likely to reorganize their tournament schedule simply because Liberty National reorganized 3 of their golf holes. It’s also unlikely that Liberty National can ever host one of the “majors” like the U.S. Open because it’s a very small venue by PGA standards. For the recent President’s Cup held at Liberty National, the PGA limited the TOTAL on-site occupancy to 25,000 persons per day. Only about half of that number represented tickets available for sale to the public. Why would the PGA ever consider putting the U.S. Open at a venue where they could only sell 12,500 tickets per day, when daily attendance at a major is typically 4 times that amount or more?The impact of the recent President’s Cup on the regional economy was probably not impressive. The tickets sold for that entire week wouldn’t sell out MetLife Stadium for 1 game. And Liberty National will be hosting maybe one PGA tournament like that every 2-3 years? That doesn’t really add up to a big boost for the regional economy.And that definitely does not justify the loss of the Caven Point natural area to a private golf course. Liberty National also speculates that acquiring Caven Point would allow them to “serve underprivileged children through the First Tee.” They can serve the First Tee quite well on the many acres of underdeveloped property they already own at Liberty National. The idea of “attracting more high-profile golf tournaments” is just another excuse for this proposed land grab. The only reason why Liberty National wants Caven Point is to provide 3 holes worth of eye candy for the private enjoyment of the wealthy members.
The guidance sets out how local authorities can use the new Care Act provisions, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to prioritise care and support for those who need it most.The provisions are temporary and should only be used when it is not possible for local authorities to comply with their duties under the Care Act 2014.This guidance must be read alongside the ethical framework for adult social care.