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More applications for GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT awards sought

first_img Howard Lake | 23 August 2004 | News More applications for GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT awards sought  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A tip on the trust-fundraising special interest group e-mail list suggests that GlaxoSmithKline is keen to receive more applications for its IMPACT awards.Unusually the awards offer up to £30,000 of unrestricted funding. They are open to registered charities which have operated for over three years in a health-related field in the UK, and which have an annual budget of under £750,000.The ten winners will each receive £20,000 and the overall winner will get an additional £10,000. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Recipients get to decide how to spend the money: there is no need for the charity to create a new project to benefit from the award. This is because the awards recognise success and achievements for existing work.Such flexible awards are unusual in the charity sector, so it is surprising that GlaxoSmithKline is having to encourage more applications, as indicated by Penny Clover, writing on the trust-fundraising e-mail list.The deadline for applications is 22 October 2004. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Worldwide protests, including outside Chinese embassy in Paris, to coincide with Olympic Games opening ceremony

first_imgMore than 300 people, including members of the Reporters Without Borders Canadian section, parliamentarians and a former Canadian government minister, gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Ottawa yesterday to demand more freedom in China before the start of the Olympic Games.Chinese pro-democracy activists demonstrated outside the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles on 7 August, unfurling a large sheet showing the Reporters Without Borders design of Olympic rings as handcuffs. A Reporters Without Borders supporter climbed the facade of a building opposite the embassy and hung one of the organisation’s “Beijing 2008″ campaign flags. Parts of a radio programme which Reporters Without Borders broadcast clandestinely this morning in Beijing were played over a loudspeaker. ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation News Reporters Without Borders representatives including its secretary-general, Rafael Jiménez Claudín, gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Madrid and tried to hand in a letter calling for the release of imprisoned Chinese journalists. An employee refused to take the letter, calling Reporters Without Borders an “enemy of the Chinese people.” In comments to journalists, Jiménez Claudín responded that “the main enemies of the Chinese people are certain leaders who (…) do not recognise civil liberties.” In London, Reporters Without Borders activists joined members of pro-Tibet groups and Chinese pro-democracy activists in a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy. August 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Worldwide protests, including outside Chinese embassy in Paris, to coincide with Olympic Games opening ceremony ChinaAsia – Pacific Despite a large police presence, the demonstrators were able to gather outside Le Fouquet’s restaurant at the corner of Avenue Champs-Élysées and Avenue George V, from where they marched without incident to the corner of Rue de la Trémoille and Avenue George V, opposite the Chinese embassy. News Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on China Receive email alerts to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more In Italy, Reporters Without Borders staged a demonstration yesterday outside the town hall of Rome’s 4th district. Another demonstrations was held today outside the Palace of the Province, with many journalists looking on. The demonstrators began unfurling the Reporters Without Borders flag, showing the Olympic rings as handcuffs, on the facade of a building until they were stopped by the police. Exiled Chinese dissidents, leading human rights activists and members of the Tibetan community were among those who participated in a Reporters Without Borders demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Washington DC. They also included US congressman Thaddeus McCotter, who is a staunch supporter of press freedom, and North Korean dissident Jin Jae-Ho, who has been on hunger strike for more than a week in protest against China’s treatment of North Korean refugees. Reporters Without Borders hails the protests by human rights activists in capitals around the world today as the Olympic Games opening ceremony was taking place in Beijing. “The presence of thousands of demonstrators proves that the issue of respect for human rights continues to be at the heart of the Beijing Games,” the press freedom organisation said. “We appeal to the Chinese authorities to release political prisoners and to undertake to carry out concrete improvements in respect for rights and freedoms while the games are taking place,” the organisation added. “It is not too late.”In response to a call from Reporters Without Borders, the 2008 Games China Collective, pro-Tibet groups, members of the China Democracy Party and representatives of the Burmese and Vietnamese communities, several hundred demonstrators marched in Paris from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. today to condemn human rights violations in China.The Paris police had issued orders forbidding any demonstration near the Chinese embassy, but a Paris court quashed the orders this morning at the request of Reporters Without Borders. RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures “The presence of thousands of demonstrators proves that the issue of respect for human rights continues to be at the heart of the Beijing Games,” the press freedom organisation said. News Around 100 people took part in a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Berlin. Diplomats inside saw the demonstrators march by. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimeslast_img read more

Seven Police Officers Wounded and 450 Civilians Displaced by FARC Attack

first_imgBy Dialogo July 06, 2012 An attack with homemade mortars launched by the FARC, a communist guerrilla group, on a remote town in southwestern Colombia left seven police officers wounded and around 450 civilians displaced, a police source told AFP on July 3. Guerrillas from the FARC’s Front 60 attacked the small town of El Mango, in the department of Cauca (in southwestern Colombia), forcing its approximately 450 inhabitants to flee into the countryside, Colonel Ricardo Alarcón, the commander of the Cauca police, said by telephone. “There are seven uniformed personnel wounded, four of them significantly, but not in serious condition,” specified Alarcón, who also said that the homemade mortars launched toward the town from the nearby mountains left between 17 and 22 houses destroyed or damaged. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas launched the attack late Monday afternoon, and the police officers deployed in the town responded during five hours, Alarcón explained, noting that the uniformed personnel received air support and Army support by land, after which the subversives fell back. He stated that the units retook control of the area on July 3. According to Col. Alarcón, the attack was part of a FARC strategy to “ensure a strategic corridor for the movement to the southwestern part of the country of arms, explosives, and raw materials for coca processing.”last_img read more

House members propose pay cut for lawmakers to finance COVID-19 aid

first_imgMembers of the House of Representatives have suggested a salary cut for lawmakers to provide financial support to those who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.”I want all of you, my colleagues, to give at least half of our salary to help those in need,” Golkar Party lawmaker Nurul Arifin said during a plenary meeting at the House building in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Monday.Secretary of the NasDem faction at the House, Saan Mustopa, echoed the sentiment, saying the House leadership should initiate the idea“The leaders should initiate a pay cut for House members at least for our salary in April. This is important,” Saan said at the plenary.House Speaker Puan Maharani said the proposed pay cut should be followed up by their respective factions.Chairman of the NasDem faction at the House, Ahmad Ali, said in a written statement that the House should cut the lawmakers’ salaries by 50 percent. Therefore, he encouraged the leaders to take this up with the House Secretariat General.“This is based on solidarity. The NasDem Party faction proposes a 50 percent pay cut starting in April 2020,” Ali said in a written statement.The NasDem faction also urged the government to reallocate more money in the state budget to handle the coronavirus.The government previously stated it would reallocate Rp 62.3 trillion (US$3.9 billion) of state spending from the 2020 budget to tackle COVID-19.Ali added that around 15 percent of the state budget was needed to overcome the coronavirus. Therefore, he called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to immediately issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to raise Indonesia’s state budget deficit-to-GDP cap from 3 percent to finance the COVID-19 fight.Raising the deficit cap would allow the state to borrow more money to fund emergency response measures.Topics :last_img read more

Ripley County Native Appointed Chief Deputy

first_imgHolt (left) was appointed as Chief Deputy by Ripley County Sheriff Rodney Stratton.A veteran police officer has been promoted at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.Lieutenant Randy Holt has been assigned as Chief Deputy. The position is appointed by the sheriff and holds the rank of Major. Holt now becomes second in command at the department led by interim Sheriff Rodney Stratton.Holt is an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and a lifelong resident of Ripley County. He graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1994.Both Holt and Stratton have a combined 54 years of law enforcement experience.last_img

Coaching issues on agenda of technical meeting

first_imgA major technical and development meeting of the Ghana Football Association has been set for Thursday to deliberate on national team coaching.Head coaches of all the eight national teams have been invited for Thursday morning’s session called by the GFA’s Technical and Development Committee.The meeting scheduled for 10:00am at FA’s headquarters in Accra would discuss issues about coaching and other technical matters.last_img