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Red Cross Week 2011: One in a Million

first_img 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.  32 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The British Red Cross is asking are you one in a million? They want as many people as possible to get involved in Red Cross Week, the charity’s major fundraising campaign of the year, and help to raise £1 million. “From shaking a bucket to holding a cake sale, every pound counts and makes a difference to people’s lives around the world”.www.redcrossweek.org.uk Howard Lake | 27 April 2011 | News Red Cross Week 2011: One in a Million Advertisement  31 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

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Financial Committee Passes Regulatory Amendment Bills

first_img 2017-10-15 Brianna Gilpin Previous: Stepping Up To CWCOTs Next: Suburbs: Where Americans are Migrating About Author: Brianna Gilpin Home / Daily Dose / Financial Committee Passes Regulatory Amendment Bills October 15, 2017 1,492 Views Related Articles The House Financial Services Committee recently passed a number of regulatory relief bills that address alleviating regulatory burdens in the mortgage space.One of the legislations, H.R. 2954, amends the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to exempt a depository institution from certain records and disclosure requirements having to do with open-end lines of credit and closed-end mortgage loans if the institution originated less than a certain amount of loans in the last two years. The bill is related to H.R. 2954, The Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act, and H.R. 3354. The vote passed 36-24.The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Examination and Reporting Threshold Act of 2017, or H.R. 3072, aims to increase the current $10 billion threshold at which regulated depository institutions are subject to examination and reporting requirements by the CFPB to $50 billion and passed with a vote of 39-21.Passing with a vote of 42-18, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017 (H.R. 3072) amends the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to provide clarification that a manufactured housing retailer is generally not a mortgage originator.H.R. 3971, the Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act, passed by a vote of 41-19 to also amend the Truth in Lending Act as well as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify requirements for community financial institutions when it comes to certain rules relating to mortgage loans.The bills are now set to go to the House for consideration.”We are pleased to see a number of these bills get bipartisan support and look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers as these bills now await House action,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Financial Committee Passes Regulatory Amendment Bills Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Police in England investigating after three women, one Irish, rescued from slavery

first_img It’s understood police in England are investigating whether there may be more victims involved in a domestic slavery case from which three women, one of whom is Irish, were rescued.A man and a woman, both aged 67, who were arrested yesterday have been released on bail.It’s understood the 57 year old Irish victim raised the alarm last month and all three were rescued – including a 69 year old from Malaysia and a 30 year old British woman who is believed to have been held in captivity since birth.Chief reporter with the Telegraph newspaper in the UK, Gordon Raynor, says investigations are in the early stages:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/08gord1.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal County Council to discuss takeover of water services by Irish Water on MondayNext articleCouncil warning after bogus callers target Lifford business ‘to collect rates’ News Highland By News Highland – November 22, 2013 Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in England investigating after three women, one Irish, rescued from slavery Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Calls for footbridge idea for busy Letterkenny area to be revisited

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – January 25, 2021 Facebook Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Calls for footbridge idea for busy Letterkenny area to be revisited Pinterest There are further calls to revisit a previous proposal to install a footbridge from Letterkenny Retail Park to Leck Graveyard.It’s expected the plan for a relief road scheme will not be finalised for some time for the Leck Road with Cllr Gerry McMonagle suggesting a footbridge be considered again.Speaking in the Council Chamber in recent days, Cllr McMonagle believes a pedestrian walkway would not only help reduce traffic but also open up potential for the Old Town and Leck area:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/McMonagleFootbridgeMON1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFive arrested and a shot fired in Donegal Town incidentNext articleDiscussions on extending Level 5 take place today News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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HR given wake-up call over disabled potential

first_img Previous Article Next Article The chairman of Mencap has urged HR departments to encourage companies to employ disabled people because they are often better employees than non-disabled people.At the charity’s campaign launch last week to get more people with learning difficulties, mental health problems and physical disabilities into the workplace, Brian Baldock said not all companies realise the potential of the disabled as staff.He said, “The response from HR departments has been very mixed. There are employers who have recognised the issue and there are others that have not made it part of their strategy.Figures released by Mencap this week showed only 7 per cent of people with learning difficulties are in paid employment – most of which is part time. Only 4 per cent of people with learning difficulties living in residential care are in paid employment.But disabled employees have attendance records 86 per cent above average, job performance 90 per cent above average and safety records, which are 97 per cent above average.Ben Brahams, who has a learning disability, now works as an administration assistant at West London Synagogue. He said, “There are many disabled people who have computer skills and make excellent employees.”Jill Tombs, HR director for Mencap, said, “It is up to HR departments to think what job opportunities they have and what might be suitable for someone with a learning disability.“Many firms have trouble retaining staff at junior level and research has shown people with learning disabilities are very loyal.”www.mencap.org.uk Comments are closed. HR given wake-up call over disabled potentialOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Doctors hours limit could be disaster for UK’s health service

first_imgDoctors hours limit could be disaster for UK’s health serviceOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today NHS trusts are ill-prepared for new limits on junior doctor hours because ofa lack of Government support and confusion over the legislative details, aparliamentary inquiry has heard. Doctors’ leaders have informed a House of Lords inquiry that nationalguidance has failed to materialise on how trusts can cut junior doctors’ hoursto 58-per week – just months away from an August deadline. Under the Working Time Directive, junior doctors will be limited to working58 hours per week – equivalent to a 10 per cent drop in their total hours onaverage. But the British Medical Association (BMA) told the inquiry the England-widepilot schemes currently in place probably wouldn’t report in time to helptrusts meet their deadline. Dr Simon Eccles, chair of the BMA’s junior doctors committee, accused theDepartment of Health of being late on the uptake and said the pilot schemesshould have been launched two years ago. However, Elaine Way, president of the Association of Healthcare HR Managers,disagreed claiming there was “complete engagement of the HR community onthis”. The Social and Consumer Affairs Select Committee called for the inquiry aspart of a European Commission review of the Working Time Directive because ofconcerns that UK employers have been coercing staff into signing away theirrights. Member states have until 31 March to report back to the EC on whichaveraging periods should be used to calculate working weeks. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Adjunct Instructor, Educational Leadership

first_imgPosting Details The Department of Educational Leadership in the School of Educationat Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting a pool of adjunctfaculty beginning in Fall 2020. This pool will be utilized on anas-needed basis, and you may resubmit your application forsubsequent years.Position duties include:1) Meet all designated course instruction guidelines2) Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner3) Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours4) Submit final grades according to School policy Required Qualifications Sensitive PositionNo DepartmentSOEEdLdshp: Dep Anticipated Hiring Range$1,100 per credit Remove from posting on or before05/31/2021 Additional Information Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Special Instructions to Applicants Please take the survey linked below to notify the department ofyour teaching interests:https://forms.gle/MAWmAmV9PkkU6ftm6 At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Normal work daysTBD, evenings/ Saturdays Terminal degree in education (Ph.D. or Ed.D.), A combination ofprofessional experience and/or content knowledge related to k12leadership/policy, higher education leadership/policy, and/orgeneral leadership/policy. Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/99253 Preferred Qualifications Position NumberJ00001 Description of the Job Normal work hoursTBD, evenings/ Saturday 9-4 Job Open Date06/12/2020 Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther Document Working TitleAdjunct Instructor, Educational Leadership Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Organizational Overview Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Open Until FilledNo Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No CampusMonroe Park Campus Resource CriticalYes Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct Hours/Week * Do you prefer teaching face-to-face or online? Or both?(Open Ended Question)* Do you have experience teaching graduate students?(Open Ended Question)* What are your areas of expertise?(Open Ended Question)* The School of Education values the following as our culturestatement, ‘The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trustamong all members of the SOE community is the foundation of apositive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as aninstitution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects allmembers, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honestcommunication and finding ways to respectfully address difficultissues. Strives to listen without bias and search for commonunderstanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playingfield for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives,because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosterscollaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members ofits community.’ Please describe ways in which you have worked tofoster this type of culture in the professional workplace or inyour everyday life.(Open Ended Question)* Did you take the teaching interests survey linked above under’Special Instructions to Applicants’?YesNo Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Nolast_img read more

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Sign of the times

first_imgFront-of-pack nutritional labelling is one of the few catering legislations that bakery retailers usually don’t have to worry about. And with food hygiene, staffing, taxes and other legal paperwork to deal with, it’s an issue few would voluntarily add to their tasks.Legally, any pre-packed food product comes under the Food Labelling Regulations 1996, which denote that “all food which is ready for delivery to the ultimate consumer or to a catering establishment, [should] be marked or labelled.” The requirements stipulate foods must contain a list of ingredients with a quantity indication for certain items, alongside information on storage and a best-before date.But bakery retailers are often exempt from this rule, because they frequently make a good proportion of their stock on-site, to be sold fresh on the day it was made. This means many products are also exempt, as the regulations “do not apply to foods which are not pre-packed when sold to the ultimate consumer; foods pre-packed at the request of the purchaser; or foods pre-packed for sale to the end-consumer.”Labelling benefitsThis being the case, it’s tempting to allow your unlabelled foods to enjoy a reprieve from bureaucracy, but before you dismiss labelling as unnecessary, consider also its benefits.”I believe strongly about food labelling on packaging – perhaps controversially, I believe everybody should be made to label their products responsibly,” says marketing manager Alistair Toal, of Northern Irish bakery Grahams. The family-run outlet has recently taken the move to label its products using the traffic-light system – despite the fact that many are in the red and amber range. This was part of a top-to-bottom corporate social responsibility programme. “We looked at everything from sustainability to our responsibility to the consumer,” he says. “I believe the FSA’s traffic-light system is the clearest and easiest way for the consumer to ascertain the levels of salt and fat and that’s why we chose this format.” Since labels were added to a new line, the effect on sales was difficult to quantify, but PR was positive. “Bakery items have always been seen as a treat, so we don’t think it will stop anyone buying our products,” he reasons.Grahams is urging others to follow its lead and, across the country, a number of weight-loss groups and nutritional information resources are also pressing for information on baked goods to become more widely available.Availability of dataPat Wilson, communications director of online service Weightlossresource.com (WLR) says, “It’s quite frustrating for WLR and its members to be continually told, ’Data is not available for products bought from bakeries’, while most manufacturers and brands are leading the way, giving complete information for their products.”We receive about 50 queries weekly from members asking for the calorie count of bakery products from individual bakeries and supermarket bakeries,” he adds. “We have to find the most similar item we have data for, yet we are in a position where certain outlets and products do not give basic information.”It mystifies us how supermarkets can provide very comprehensive information on their own-brand products, but not their bakery products. People do want to know the nutritional data of foods they eat.”In fact, researchers at Wilson’s have cited bakery pro-ducts as a constant bugbear to maintaining the comprehensive nature of its service, with chains such as Greggs not bothering to reply to requests, and others simply stating “no data available”.With feelings running high, it is little wonder that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has stepped in and is currently looking at how to approach the issue with bakery retailers. But for the time being, it seems bakery retailers may be caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to labelling products.”At the moment I wouldn’t advise bakeries to label nutritional values until we have more information from the FSA,” advises Jim Winship of the British Sandwich Association (BSA). “Labelling products correctly is actually quite complicated, and bakeries who put information on labels which is incorrect risk falling foul of Trading Standards.”Unfortunately, it seems that while accurate pack labelling might be easy enough for large supermarkets or sandwich packers, smaller outlets are likely to have a much harder time ensuring consistency – particularly as even a few grams’ discrepancy on an ingredient like salt could turn a well-intentioned practice into a legal risk.”Smaller outlets don’t usually have the facility to monitor what goes into their products as closely as is necessary,” says Winship. “From a large facility, such as a factory, it’s not as difficult to regulate what happens in your products. You’re also more able to offset the costs. At the moment it’s quite expensive to make the kind of nutritional analysis needed for accurate food labels.”So while consumers might be in favour of labelling nutritional content, the industry advice is to hold fire for now. The good news is that the BSA is in liaison with the FSA to introduce new regulations that will afford more leeway to bakery retailers, enabling them to list amounts as more of a guideline, rather than set quantities. Talks are also under way to formulate a ’nutrition calculator’ to calculate what to put on their labels, without having to resort to expensive ingredient analysis.All this might be a few years off, but meanwhile, the BSA is petitioning for guideline nutritional contents in poster form, which can be displayed by retailers. While these won’t list the nutritional quantities of products for specific retailers, they will provide a guide to the type of nutrients consumers might find.It seems likely that if bakery retailers are allowed to label products on nutritional content, how they are labelled will be the next topic. Subway grasped the bull by the horns this month by introducing nutrition guides at counters (see opposite). With supermarkets and the FSA battling over whether the traffic-light system or Guideline Daily Amounts are best, perhaps it’s time bakery retailers involved themselves in the debate, before the choice is made for them.—-=== Food Labelling Regulations 1996 ===Do you know how the labelling law affects you? The current regulations require that: all food which is ready for delivery to the ultimate consumer or to a catering establishment, subject to certain exceptions, [should] be marked or labelled with:l the name of the foodl a list of ingredientsl the appropriate durability indicationl any special storage conditions or conditions of usel the name and address of the manufacturer or packer or of a seller.Exceptions are defined as anything which doesn’t come under the class of pre-packed. So if you bake your own bread on the premises, it need not be labelled. But shipping in packed sandwiches from an external kitchen might subject you to these requirements.last_img read more

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Letter

first_imgI joined The Bakery School online with a year’s subscription, and also registered three of my staff members to complete the training. I would like to say what a good learning tool this has been for us. We are situated relatively remotely, so attending a college is fairly unrealistic for us, but the online school has definitely filled the void, and more. Not only have the modules been informative and helpful, the support offered by the school has been fantastic.I have sent photos in to them of my mistakes and emailed details of recipes that were not working well for me and, every time, they have delivered fast and accurate answers to resolve my problems, and I have been able to correct my products to achieve great results.It is a great scheme and I would recommend it to anyone. We were originally butchers, but moved into pies four years ago, and bread two years ago, so we have had a lot to learn and really needed all the help we could get. The Bakery School has helped with any issue I have raised and I don’t think there is anything they couldn’t help me with. I really love baking you never stop learning, and with resources like these, the learning happens so much faster.Angela Danskin, Pearsons of Ingletonlast_img read more

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Speech: Commonwealth Standards Network: Statement by Ambassador and Permanent Representative Julian Braithwaite

first_imgThank you for inviting me to join this first meeting of the Commonwealth Standards Network. It is good to be here today with you at your inaugural meeting to make sure we make the most of this exciting initiative and its potential to grow trade across the Commonwealth.As you know, the UK Prime Minister launched the Commonwealth Standards Network at the Commonwealth Business Forum in April. This network is integral to the UK’s ambition to promote prosperity in the Commonwealth and tackle non-tariff barriers to trade.And it will work alongside other UK-funded programmes promoting trade facilitation and women’s economic empowerment in the Commonwealth to deliver maximum impact.Today, it is fantastic to see this ambitious project taking shape and to welcome so many of you from across the Commonwealth to this meeting. Many thanks to BSI for all their hard work in making this a reality.Why is facilitating trade such an important focus of the UK’s two-year Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth? Because trade is a vital driver of economic growth and prosperity. It creates jobs, helps raise incomes and allows people to lift themselves out of poverty.Within the Commonwealth, the scale of trade opportunity is staggering. Intra-Commonwealth trade is already worth $560 billion per year. The costs of trade between Commonwealth partners are 19% lower than between non-members, and this is supported by our shared language, values and similar political and legal systems. This existing advantage is something we can build on. By working together, we can stimulate intra-Commonwealth trade to an even greater extent, boosting economic development.At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting back in April, governments committed to resist protectionism and champion a fair and inclusive multilateral trading system. They signed up to an ambitious Connectivity Agenda, which sets out a pathway to increased intra-Commonwealth trade and investment, by encouraging members to reduce trade barriers, strengthen links, and support each other to prosper.The work done here in the international standards development community is crucial to supporting the multilateral trading system and delivering fair, safe trade worldwide.Over recent decades, the WTO has made significant progress in reducing tariffs worldwide. That makes it all the more important that we now work together to tackle non-tariff barriers, in order to further stimulate trade flows.International standards provide an unparalleled tool for reducing these barriers. They ensure that businesses in different countries speak a common language, enhancing trust in supply chains and giving consumers and businesses alike confidence that goods and services meet their expectations. They improve business productivity and efficiency, increase competitiveness, and offer opportunities for economies of scale.The aim of the Commonwealth Standards Network is to boost trade between our nations by increasing use of existing international standards. By providing a platform for collaboration, the network will allow all members to share their knowledge, try out new approaches and create vital links between our economies.The Commonwealth is the perfect forum to advance this work, given our longstanding connections and similarities. But we must not forget our responsibility to bring our learning back into the wider international standards community and use it to strengthen trading relationships with non-Commonwealth partners, too.Growing intra-Commonwealth trade must have benefits for all. For developing countries, increasing use of international standards can support developing economies in entering global value chains and improving the business environment, helping attract investment.But making these changes isn’t easy, which is why the Commonwealth Standards Network will provide direct support in a number of developing countries to help them realise the benefits of standards for trade, investment and development.Technical assistance work in five countries – Uganda, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and St Lucia – has already begun. These projects will provide on-the-ground support for development of national quality infrastructure; they aim to empower national standards bodies to participate actively in the international standards community.National standards bodies and businesses in many more countries will receive training on use of standards to make sure the network’s benefits reach those most in need.In her speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum, the Prime Minister spoke about the importance of making the Commonwealth an organisation which works for all of us, and which shapes a future that we can all be proud of.Today we make an important step towards doing that. The Commonwealth Standards Network must work for all members, developed and developing. It must promote open and inclusive dialogue about how use of standards can best support increased trade between our nations.We would like to see this exciting initiative to continue beyond the UK’s two-year Chair-in-Office and deliver long-term benefits for trade and prosperity across the Commonwealth.So I encourage you all to participate actively in today’s discussions, make your voices heard and let us know how standards can support your trade objectives. We need all of you to ensure that the Commonwealth Standards Network achieves its aims and becomes a lasting legacy of the 2018 Heads of Government meeting.If we are to meet the ambition of the Commonwealth Regulatory Connectivity Agenda we must work together to make this a reality.I look forward to seeing the Commonwealth Standards Network grow and develop over coming years.last_img read more