Threshers fails in sell-off as creditors left high and dry

first_img KCS-content FEWER than a third of Threshers stores have reopened as off-licences after the chain folded last year, administrators revealed yesterday.Only 400 of the firm’s 1,400 stores were sold, with most being bought by small off-licence chains, said accountancy firm KPMG which is still working on the administration. The other 1,000 were returned to landlords.Off-licences have been weakened by competition from supermarkets who, because of their buying power, can afford to cut alcohol prices.First Quench Retailing, which owned the Threshers, Wine Rack, Victoria Wine, Bottoms Up and Haddows fascia, went into administration with the loss of 6,300 jobs.Diageo, one of the creditors, lost a total of £41m when it collapsed.Some of First Quench’s brand names will trade on.The Threshers, Bottoms Up, The Local and Victoria Wine brands were sold to a small property and discount stores business, SEP Properties, in the West Midlands. While The Wine Rack name was bought by London-based Venus Wine and Spirits and its shops still trade on high streets in the South East. Tags: NULL Share Monday 8 November 2010 9:14 pm whatsapp Threshers fails in sell-off as creditors left high and dry center_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Show Comments ▼ whatsapp last_img read more

US crisis report hurt by politics

first_img Share Thursday 27 January 2011 9:03 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp THE FINAL report from the 10-member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) into the causes of the US financial crisis, issued yesterday, was marred by political wrangling.Just six Democratic members of the 10-member panel endorsed the final 545-page report, with four Republican members dissenting, ensuring that the impact of the commission’s work on policy-making will likely be limited.At a briefing yesterday, FCIC chairman Phil Angelides, defended the panel’s work as valuable and pointed to areas of agreement between Republicans and Democrats.“But there are fundamental differences. We believe that this crisis was avoidable. We believe that it was a result of human action and inaction,” he added. The main dissent by three Republican members put more emphasis on economic factors, including a global credit bubble that produced similar problems across Europe.The report blamed “reckless” Wall Street firms and “weak” federal regulators for contributing to the economic collapse. It also laid blame with the SEC and the Federal Reserve. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content US crisis report hurt by politics last_img read more

Betkick and Betago secure German sportsbook licences

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Regional Council of Darmstadt Kaizen Gaming Betkick Sportwettenservice Betago Betkick can now legally offer betting via the Betano.de domain. Originally founded in Austria, it was acquired by Kaizen Gaming, then Stoiximan, in July 2018. Vierklee’s challenge was later withdrawn.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Central and Eastern Europe Germany Betago, meanwhile, has secured retail and online licences for the market.  The pair’s licences mean that 23 brands have been approved to offer sports betting in Germany since October 2020, when the first licences were awarded.  Sports betting regulation Email Addresscenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Retail sports betting Sports betting regulation Of the 23 licences awarded, 22 cover online betting, with Oddset, the state lottery-owned sportsbook business, the only licensee not to apply for an internet betting licence.  This came a month before the licensing process was brought to a halt by a legal challenge from Austrian bookmaker Vierklee, which claimed it was not being conducted in a fair and transparent manner.  23rd February 2021 | By Robin Harrison However, the number of approvals lags far behind the number of applicants. In February last year, the body responsible for licensing, the Regional Council of Darmstadt, said it had received 30 applications, with a further 20 operators signalling their intention to apply.  Stoiximan-owned Austrian operator Betkick Sportwettenservice and Malta-licensed Betago have become the latest operators to secure federal sports betting licences in Germany. A further 10 operators, including Austrian giant Novomatic and Germany’s Gauselmann Group, have secured retail licences alongside Oddset.  Betkick and Betago secure German sportsbook licenceslast_img read more

Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Connecticut Episcopalians announce new interfaith partnership

first_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut announces a new interfaith partnership with the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, Inc. (FVAMC). The initiative will include interfaith educational programs and the leasing of a building in Avon, a former church on Harris Road.It is part of a broader diocesan effort of recommitting itself to interfaith initiatives in new ways. The partnership with FVAMC began when leaders of the Episcopal diocese asked about the needs and resources of the church and community in the greater Farmington River valley. Episcopal parishes in the local area, including Trinity Episcopal Church in Collinsville and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bristol, immediately joined in the conversations and planning with the FVAMC.“The initiation of this partnership with the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center is an incredible gift to us a Christians, because when we come into conversation with the religious ‘other’ it helps us to speak even more clearly about our own faith in the Triune God,” said the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.The initiative builds on and expands the interfaith work that is taking place in other areas of the diocese that include special educational programs, guest speakers, refugee resettlement, and shared space, as well as participation in interfaith coalitions.FVAMC members — who include doctors, college professors, businessmen, and other professionals — live in Farmington, Avon, Canton, and surrounding towns. They have been worshiping in Berlin and have been looking for a place closer to their neighborhoods where they could establish a center “dedicated to worshipping God, interfaith understanding and dialogue, service to community and country, and creating a secure, nurturing environment where our community can congregate.”“Our partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut is an exciting new venture for our center,” said Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, FVAMC president. “We look forward to further strengthening our community’s interfaith coalition and joining together on new initiatives.” Tags Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Tampa, FL Posted Sep 9, 2013 September 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm Good for you all. This sounds like true inter-faith work. God must smile on your efforts.For this to be happening now took a tremendous leap of faith. I am happy to hear of those who dare and reach out.Blessings on you all… and pray for the success on all fronts. Robert w. Scruggs says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC September 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm This sort of news make religion or spirituality credible. The Muslims probably get precious little outreach from other faiths. A fundamentalist Christian university in Nashville has reached out to the Imam of the Nashville mosque and has hosted at least one or two interfaith explorations with a Roman priest, Rabbi, Church of Christ minister, and the Imam. That particular Imam accepted a position in another city, but I am sure the present Imam is getting a welcome. A friend of mine started this initiative. Thanks be to God! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Connecticut Episcopalians announce new interfaith partnershipcenter_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments (2) Georgiana Cameron says: last_img read more

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By ENS StaffPosted Feb 24, 2019 Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Executive Council, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Executive Council February 2019 Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York A summary of Executive Council resolutions This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service – Midwest City, Oklahoma] During its Feb. 21-24 meeting here The Episcopal Church Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions that are summarized below.Committee on Finance* Establish Trust Fund 1194 as an investment account for St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church of Juneau, Alaska (FIN015).* Extend its thanks to those who have included The Episcopal Church in their wills (FIN016).* Recognize the “diligent and effective work” of its Investment Committee, thank for their service Michael Kerr, David Lorenzo Alvarez-Roldan, Bishop Clifton Daniel, Bishop Rodney Michel, Dena Frith Moore, B. Waring Partridge IV, Maibeth J. Porter and Ronald W. Radcliff, Jr. (FIN017).* Thank retiring members of the Economic Justice Loan Committee Diane Aid, Kim Jackson, and Bishop Rodney Michel (FIN018).* Thank retiring members of the Executive Council Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility the Rev. Canon Kathleen Cullinane, the Rev. N. Chase Danford, the Rev. John Floberg, William McKeown and William Smith (FIN019).* Give thanks for the life of the late Rev. Alden Besse, who included The Episcopal Church in his will; and recognize his generosity in supporting the ministry of The Episcopal Church (FIN020).* Establish Trust Fund 1195, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Long-Term Reserve Fund for the general purposes of the Society, with an initial investment of $16,340,000 (FIN021).* Agree to “conclude” a loan and interest of $233,614.38 extended by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the DFMS is the church’s corporate and legal entity) to the Episcopal Church in Navajoland; the Episcopal Church in Navajoland shall pay $100 as payment in full through deduction from its next monthly block grant payment and shall pay its full assessment beginning in 2019 (FIN022).* Approve revisions for the 2019 Budget for The Episcopal Church as follows: Non-government refugee ministry budget increased from $113,000 to $319,816; add $125,000 for Spanish translation of the Title IV training website; and $449,000 for ongoing software development, licensing, hosting, maintenance fees; and technical requirements of General Convention (FIN023).* Distribute $270,000 of the total $667,000 Long-term Development Grants (budget line 402 here) for the four principal dioceses engaged in Native American ministry as follows: Navajoland: Hozho Center, Fort Defiance Arizona, to complete its hospital, $100,000; Navajoland: St. Christopher’s, Bluff, Utah, renovation work on church buildings, $100,000; South Dakota: renovation of a house on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, McLaughlin, South Dakota, for youth ministry programming and rental, $40,000; Navajoland, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska: Indigenous Theological Education programming, $30,000 (FIN024).* Authorize distribution of income from Trust Fund 809 up to $61,700, for additional expenses of educational and theological programs, as recommended by the Commission on Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC) at its meeting in the Dominican Republic, July 31-August 4, 2018; disbursement conditioned on the receipt of appropriate documentation to secure financial and operational accountability (FIN025).* Recognizes the “diligent and effective work” of its Audit Committee and extends thanks to Nancy Koonce, Michele Racusin and Jeff Fisher (FIN026).* Grant assessment waiver for the 2019-2021 triennium to the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, according to the following schedule: 12 percent in 2019, 14 percent in 2020, and 15 percent in 2021; grant a one-year assessment waiver for 2019 to the Diocese of Colombia (will pay $1,500 for 2019) and the Diocese of the Dominican Republic (will pay $15,000 for 2019); grant a one-year assessment waiver to the Episcopal Church in Taiwan (will pay $3,000 for 2019); and deny waiver request from the Diocese of Dallas (FIN027).* Establish Trust Fund 196, St. Mary’s Cadillac Investments for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Cadillac in Michigan (FIN028).* Allocate 20 percent, or $920,000, of the estimated budgetary surplus for the 2016-2018 triennium to the short-term reserves; balance of the estimated surplus, $3.680 million, to remain in the cash operating account, which has been used to fund various non-budgetary actions approved by council; allocate $2.880 million of the proceeds from the sale of Block 87 in Austin, Texas, to the church’s short-term reserves (FIN029).Committee on Governance and Operations* Approve the amended Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) Employee Handbook Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity (GO001).* Approve the revised DFMS Employee Handbook Policy 101 – Professional Development (GO002).* Approve the Episcopal Church Women’s (ECW) Bylaws as updated and adopted at the July 2018 Triennial Meeting; approve the slate of officers and members of the national board elected at the June 2018 Triennial Meeting and those since appointed by the board (GO003).* Thank David Booth Beers for his service as chancellor to the presiding bishop and wish him and his wife, Peggy, a happy retirement (G004).* Support the conclusions and the recommendations of the working group that the president of the House of Deputies appoint lay and clergy members to a new Court of Review with the consent of the lay and clergy members of Executive Council; resolution needed because General Convention Resolution 2018-A110 established but did not expressly include a method by which such a court for clergy discipline cases was to be initially populated (GO005).* Exclusion of spouses at Lambeth Conference: When does all mean all? (See Episcopal News Service story here.) (GO006).Committee on Mission Beyond The Episcopal Church* Approve the presiding bishop’s and the president of the House of Deputies’ appointments of the Rev. Ted Thompson, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and the Rev. Alfred E. Moss, Baltimore, Maryland, to the Interreligious Convening Table of the National Council of Churches (MB002).* Express gratitude for the continuing dialogue with The United Methodist Church; recognize the faithfulness of members of The United Methodist Church as they meet in a Special Session of the General Conference, Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri (MB003).* Express “deepest concern regarding the humanitarian and political crisis affecting Venezuela and sends greetings to our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Venezuela (MB004).Committee on Mission Within The Episcopal Church* Authorize Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants recommended by the YACM grant review committee for payment from line item 359 of the budget (MW001).* Authorize Young Adult and Seminarian grants recommended by the United Thank Offering (UTO) Board for payment from UTO grant funds (MW002). 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Foundation to fight malaria.

 12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has won a grant of £26 million from the Bill and Melinda GatesThe donation was the result of a standard application to foundations which at first went unacknowledged.However, it had caught the attention of the Gates family and they asked the School to write a ten-page letter of intent, rather than fill out a standard application form.Reach Malaria study given $40m by David Pilling at ft.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gates gives £26m to UK malaria research The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has won a grant of £26 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Gates gives £26m to UK malaria research Advertisement Foundation to fight malaria. Howard Lake | 30 July 2000 | 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. read more

Government launches online portal to help charities with safeguarding concerns

first_imgGovernment launches online portal to help charities with safeguarding concerns  338 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: safeguarding Melanie May | 22 January 2020 | News The Government has launched an online portal today, 22 January, to strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations. The portal offers a step by step guide to help charities manage their concerns, identify the right people to contact if needed and access useful resources and advice.Following a combined £1.2 million DCMS and National Lottery Community Fund investment, the portal will be promoted by six organisations across England, which have each received a share of the funding:Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE) £115,000VONNE will partner with four local infrastructure organisations in the North East to deliver regular training sessions, develop local safeguarding networks where needed, and share the NCVO resources widely.Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) £104,950ACRE will use their network of 38 county based members to reach rural villages and community halls and share safeguarding materials and resources. They will promote the resources on their website, through newsletters and networking events supporting management committees and volunteers. Advertisement Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) £94,000This project will be delivered in partnership with five infrastructure organisations in West Yorkshire and York – Community Action Bradford and District, Wakefield Young Lives Consortium, VSI Alliance Calderdale, Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and York CVS.Working as a partnership with locally tailored delivery, there will be a particular focus on volunteer-led groups and those working with BAME and new migrant communities. They will distribute resources via peer-to-peer support, signposting and strengthening existing networks to enable local networking and mutual support.Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) £100,000SCIE will support small faith-based organisations to access materials via regional workshops across the country, webinars and bespoke training courses. They will also work with user-led organisations supporting people with disabilities to devise a checklist looking at safeguarding governance and accountability.The Federation of London Youth Clubs (London Youth) £76,641London Youth will directly train and support youth workers, volunteers and trustees operating in grassroots community youth organisations across London. They will share materials with a wide cohort of organisations, through webinars and local peer safeguarding support groups.National Association for Voluntary Community Action (NAVCA) £104,700NAVCA will utilise its national membership base to share resources through communication materials, peer to peer learning within networks and awareness raising events.The funding has also enabled the NCVO to bring together a partnership of organisations to develop a series of free factsheets, practical tools, podcasts and videos to promote a good safeguarding culture in charities.Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran said:“It is absolutely right that charities have access to the best advice and guidance for dealing with any safeguarding concerns. Charities must be safe spaces for everyone – be that those who use their important services, volunteers or employees. I am pleased to launch this new digital portal to share best practice across the country.”Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive at The National Lottery Community Fund, added:“We support charities, community groups, and people with great ideas – local or national, large or small, no matter what their starting point. Easier access to safeguarding tools, resources and support will help them to keep staff and volunteers safe as they bring people together and deliver their fantastic work.”  337 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

International Working Women’s Day 2021The true Amazons of the working class

first_imgToday the name Amazon is synonymous with capitalist greed and exploitation. Outside Amazon facilities and Whole Foods stores across the country, activists are chanting: “What’s disgusting? Union busting!” Their words are directed at Jeff Bezos, owner of the Seattle-based company and supermarket chain, who is the richest person in the world.When Amazon first started out, the obscenely wealthy company co-opted a name that refers to women and gender-oppressed warriors of the ancient world. Said to be skilled archers, horse riders and fighters, the Amazons were depicted on pottery fighting soldiers of the Greek state.Today’s Amazons are the working-class militants — women, nonbinary, transgender, agender, gender queer, gender fluid, gender-nonconforming, queer, Indigenous Two Spirits, and other identities of all nationalities, disabilities and ages — who have aimed the arrow of class solidarity at the richest corporations in human history. Women, most of them Black, comprise almost half of the 5,800-person workforce trying to win a union at Amazon in Bessemer, Ala. Their struggle is inspirational to all workers!Women — Black, Latinx, Indigenous, im/migrants and trans — are leading the movement for “Fight for $15 and a union” and an end to sexual harassment. They have gone on strike and carried out other job actions against multibillion dollar fast-food corporations, such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King. Nurses, teachers and other essential workers have struck for better wages and benefits and safe working conditions during the pandemic. In India, women are leaders in the historic and prolonged farmers strike.These struggles carry on the 110-year-old tradition of International Working Women’s Day. This special day was established in 1910 at the Second International Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen. Over 100 women delegates from 17 countries voted unanimously for the resolution to declare an annual IWWD, which was introduced by German socialists Clara Zetkin and Luise Zeitz. It was intended to build worldwide solidarity and strengthen the fight against capitalism.From the first celebration in 1911 until today, this day has honored the women and gender-oppressed warriors of the working class around the globe.‘Capitalism creates its own gravediggers’Capitalism remains the dominant mode of production. This system of exploitation still imposes additional burdens of imperialism, patriarchy, racism, ableism, ageism, anti-LGBTQ+ and gender oppression, xenophobia, Islamophobia and more — on the most oppressed members of the working class and the nations of the Global South.But as Marxists have recognized for over 160 years, capitalism creates its own gravediggers. The masses of workers and oppressed people have no stake in the perpetuity of wage slavery. Women and gender-oppressed workers are shouldering more than their share in the class struggles bursting forth throughout the world.Zetkin wrote in 1921: “Even the most downtrodden of the downtrodden, women who have lived for centuries and millennia under the spell of age-old religious and social beliefs, rules, customs, and practices, are entering the revolutionary struggle.”For women she stressed: “we who must surely harbor the strongest and most implacable hatred for capitalism, we must strive to combine sober assessment of the situation before us with a bold wager on the great goal of victory.” (Report on Communist Women’s Movement, July 8, 1921)Today Bessemer is Ground Zero in the class struggle. While they may not be saying it explicitly, Black women there have begun digging the graves of Bezos and his whole greedy capitalist class.Long live the spirit of International Working Women’s Day! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more