whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content OIL PRICES shot up again yesterday after a “day of rage” led by anti-government protesters in Bahrain and Iran kept the global markets focused on Middle Eastern unrest.Just days after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s resignation calmed oil traders, Brent crude rose more than two per cent yesterday to top $104 (£64.86) a barrel for the first time in 28 months, before closing at $103.08 a barrel for April delivery. Police in Bahrain used teargas on the crowds and one man was shot dead but the clashes have not deterred thousands of protesters, who vowed to return to the streets today. Violent protests also broke out across Iran and Yemen. In Tehran, large crowds of protesters defied tear gas to march down a major thoroughfare chanting “Death to the Dictator” in the biggest demonstration since the Iranian government effectively crushed the opposition movement in December 2009. Bahrain and Iran protest by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com whatsapp Monday 14 February 2011 10:14 pm
Despite the fact that this year saw the conclusion of 13 years of UK military involvement in Afghanistan, amid commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, public giving to UK armed forces charities is in decline. So too is the number of charities serving armed forces personnel, which has dropped by 7% over five years.The figures are reported in a detailed analysis of the UK armed forces charity sector published today by the Directory of Social Change.Sector Insight: UK Armed Forces Charities examines the finances, purposes and functions of over 2,200 armed forces charities.It reveals that the decline in giving is not affecting just some of the charities: in 2012 the the income of the majority of armed forces welfare charities declined for the first time since 2008.Yet this decline comes when the needs of beneficiaries are set to increase due to the withdrawal from Afghanistan, cuts to the Ministry of Defence, the restructure of the Armed Forces, all against a backdrop of cuts to the NHS and other public services.Scale of armed forces charitiesArmed forces charities make up 1.1% of the number of registered charities in England and Wales, and account for 1.3% of the overall income of those charities. Their total annual income is £807 million, compared to, for example, the £6.4 billion revenue generated by healthcare charities.Together these charities serve over 6 million beneficiaries – current and ex-service personnel and their dependants.The top 122 armed forces charities generate 84% of total sector income.The level of free reserves held by armed forces welfare charities equates to 10.9 months’ expenditure, compared to 15.4 months’ expenditure for the UK voluntary sector as a whole. Correction 19 November 2014The headline was amended to reflect the correct figure (my mistake) for the drop in income and the particular element of the armed forces charities that has been affected. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Directory of Social Change Research / statistics Armedforcescharities.org.ukSector Insight: UK Armed Forces Charities is published with an accompanying website, launched today. This provides a searchable database of the sector.The publication and the website have been produced with funding from the Forces in Mind Trust, and in collaboration with Cobseo. the Confederation of Service Charities.Commenting on the project, DSC Chief Executive Debra Allcock Tyler explained why the report was published:“I have seen at first hand the brilliant work and crucial support provided by Armed Forces Charities… Our aim is that better information will lead to better policy and decision making. This is about the future of support for our brave service folk and their families. They deserve it.”Chief Executive of the Forces in Mind Trust, Ray Lock, added:“Now, more than ever, the need for collaboration within (and indeed without) the sector is key to its successful future. The report shows evidence of a high degree of collaboration and cooperation relative to other charitable sub-sectors, but this is no reason to be complacent. The aim of FiMT is to provide independent, evidence-based knowledge that can be used to improve every aspect of the sector, from policy to delivery, and the reputation and track record of DSC made it the obvious partner for this seminal guide.” Amount donated to most UK armed forces welfare charities “down by 6% in five years” Howard Lake | 18 November 2014 | News 45 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.
Tagged with: Research / statistics 237 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Melanie May | 25 April 2019 | News Healthcare-related causes most popular among runners, poll reveals AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 With the London Marathon taking place this weekend, a CAF poll has revealed the top causes runners have fundraised for over the past 12 months.More than half have run for healthcare-related causes, with medical research the most popular category at 27%, followed by hospitals and hospices, and physical and mental healthcare at 15% each.Causes related to children and young people were the next in line, with 14%, followed by homeless people, housing and refuge centres (UK) at 9%, disabled people at 8%, and sport and recreation at 7%.Less popular are animal welfare, and elderly people, both at 6%, schools, colleges and education, and ‘Other’ (including rescue services, human rights, benevolent funds and refugees) both at 5%, and overseas aid and disaster relief and religious organisations at 3%.Conservation, the environment and heritage, and arts-related causes have been chosen by the least number of runners, with only 2% running for the former, and 1% for arts causes.The poll of 113 people was carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Charities Aid Foundation.The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon takes place this Sunday, 28 April, with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK joining forces as Charity of the Year with Dementia Revolution. They are aiming to raise £3.5m to fund research at the UK Dementia Research Institute.Last year’s London Marathon raised a record-breaking £63.7m for charity. 236 total views, 2 views today Advertisement 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.
SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Fair Oaks Expansion Continues with New Restaurant Facebook Twitter SHARE Fair Oaks Expansion Continues with New Restaurant Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 5, 2014 Fair Oaks expandingThe Fair Oaks exit off of Interstate 65 in northern Indiana just continues getting more interesting for passing motorists. First it was the dairy, and then the Pig Adventure was added last year. Now ground has broken for the Pork Education Center and in under a month a new restaurant opens. Fair Oaks Farms CEO Gary Corbett says the 18 thousand square foot facility opens to the public July 1st.“One of the uniqenesses we feel is that on the plate we hope 60 to 60 percent of the food served will either be produced or manufactured on the farm,” he told HAT. “So in this day of buying local we want to take it to an extreme and be really local.”The Farmhouse Restaurant & Conference Center includes a fresh food market and bakery and a pub featuring local craft beers and American wines.The South Shore Air Show this year moves to Fair Oaks Farms July 11-13. Corbett is excited about the potential exposure to agriculture that will bring to air show fans.“We’re excited about the air show because we think it’s great family entertainment, but additionally we believe we’ll get over a hundred thousand people over that three days. It’s a hundred thousand contacts with agriculture is the way we look at it. It’s an opportunity, maybe they don’t take the tour that day, but they see it, they see what’s out here and that it can probably be a lot of fun and they’ll come back in three weeks or something. So we can keep reaching all these consumers out there that really don’t have access to 21st century agriculture anymore.”Everything at Fair Oaks, including the new Pork Education Center, is designed for visitors from 2 years to 82 years, as Corbett explains.“And that was initially one of our challenges, but it’s a good challenge to have, so we have to develop messages that resonate with a 60 year old that still keeps the attention of a 5 year old. We call it edu-tainment and to have a message that meets all their needs but still is fun.The Pork Education Center will have many kid friendly exhibits, adventures including a rope course. It is expected to open to the public in the spring of 2015. Previous articlePurdue’s Krupke Among Corn Rootworm Grant RecipientsNext articleBest Way to Curb Harmful Emissions is Restore the RFS Andy Eubank
Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 – Updated on March 25, 2021 China’s Cyber Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Harassment of foreign correspondents intensified during Covid-19 RSF_en News The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), an entity personally supervised by President Xi Jinping, has in recent years deployed a wide range of measures directly targeting China’s 989 million internet users. With an army of censors and the use of new technology , the regime controls the circulation of information by shutting down websites, blocking access to IP addresses, filtering web pages, and blocking keywords on social media. Such technologies were widely used by the regime to crack down on criticism after the Covid-19 outbreak last year. The data compiled by RSF confirms that, since his accession in 2013, President Xi Jinping has taken internet censorship in China to unprecedented levels. According to China Internet Network Information Center, the regime’s administrative agency responsible for internet affairs, there were 989 million internet users in China at the end of 2020, accounting for 22% of all global netizens. American think tank Jamestown Foundation estimated that in 2020 nationwide spending on internet censorship in China reached at least 6.6 billion USD .Official sources showed that China’s internet censorship apparatus employed 2 million people in 2013. This number has almost certainly increased over the last 8 years. According to information from GreatFire, a China-focused censorship monitoring organization, 16% of Alexa Top 1000 domains are currently blocked in China.The CAC revealed that between January and September 2020 there were nearly 130,000 social media accounts and more than 12,000 websites shut by the government. Canadian research institute Citizen Lab’s analysis from August 2020 found that more than 2,000 keywords related to COVID-19 triggered censorship on WeChat. WeChat is the leading social media site in China, with 73% of all Chinese netizens using the site according to a survey made by TradingPlatforms.Leaked documents published by The New York Times and ProPublica revealed that at least 3,200 confidential directives and 1,800 memos were issued to local propaganda workers and news outlets by the CAC in order to hide the extent of Covid-19 outbreak in its early stages.China ranked 177th out of 180 in the RSF World Press Freedom Index and is the world’s largest captor of journalists with at least 118 detained, often in life-threatening conditions. to go further News ChinaAsia – Pacific Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence Covid19InternetFreedom of expressionPredators Receive email alerts PHOTO: Aly Song/ Reuters News News To mark World Day Against Cyber Censorship on March 12, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) unveils figures showing that China is reaching unprecedented levels of cybercensorship. Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence Covid19InternetFreedom of expressionPredators March 4, 2021 Find out more
More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Whole Foods Hastings Ranch Confirms Employee Died From Coronavirus STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 | 3:42 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News 58 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy An employee of the Whole Foods store in Hastings Ranch has died due to COVID-19, the company said Friday. The store is located at 3751 E. Foothill Blvd.The woman passed away on May 8, 2020, according to a Whole Foods statement. The company had announced the woman was sick just two days before her death.“As a community, we are mourning the loss of a beloved member of our Pasadena Foothill store team,” the statement said. “Our hearts are with her family and friends as we all grieve this terrible loss. We are supporting her fellow Team Members by providing counseling support in the days ahead.”The company originally announced the woman tested positive for coronavirus in a May 6 statement.At that time, Whole Foods said “we have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and disinfection protocols … on top of our standard stringent protocols. We are closing stores up to two hours early to give our team members more time to restock shelves, sanitize our stores, and rest in preparation for the next day.”Meanwhile, on Friday the City of Pasadena announced there had been no new deaths of Pasadenans from coronavirus over the previous 24 hours. The city has experienced 670 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 69 deaths related to the coronavirus. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News
Pinterest Ector County elections Logo.jpg The filing period for the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees, the Odessa College Board of Trustees and the Ector County Hospital District starts today. The filing period lasts through 5 p.m. Feb. 15. ECISD trustees up for election are Vice President Donna Smith and members Carol Gregg and Ray Beaty. Applications may be picked up and turned in to the offices of the deputy superintendent or superintendent’s office on the third floor of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Odessa College trustees up for election are President Tommy Clark, Assistant Secretary Neil Grape, member Royce Bodiford. Applications may be picked up and turned in to room 203 of the OC administration building, 201 W. University Blvd. For hospital board, applications must be turned in to ECHD Board Secretary Jan Ramos, either in person or through the mail. Hospital board terms are four years. Three ECHD board members have terms that expire this year: District 2 member Mary Lou Anderson, District 4 member David Dunn and District 6 member Mary Thompson. Election Day is May 4. Early voting runs from April 22 through April 30. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Local NewsElections Facebook Twitter Filing period starts today TAGS WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Permian boys win Mitchell-Green InvitationalNext article010318_UTPB_WT_A&M_men_10 Digital AIM Web Support
Citadel Servicing Begins Using USRES Valuation Services Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Featured / Citadel Servicing Begins Using USRES Valuation Services May 27, 2015 1,058 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Broker Price Opinions Citadel Servicing Corporation Property Valuations U.S. Real Estate Services 2015-05-27 Brian Honea Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, News Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago U.S. Real Estate Services (USRES), a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC) headquartered in Lake Forest, California, has announced that Citadel Servicing Corporation (CSC) is using its origination broker price opinion (BPO) services, according to an announcement from USRES.CSC is using USRES’ BPO services in order to ensure more accurate valuations. By performing BPOs on CSC’s origination loans, USRES can reconcile initial prices generated by completed appraisals. CSC’s brokers can directly connect with USRES to register and place orders through the CSC website.”An accurate valuation is the foundation of every real estate transaction, and something our clients have confidence that USRES will always deliver,” said Keith Guenther, co-founder and CEO of USRES. “Our nearly 25-year track record of success on default side enables us to offer our partners more competitive pricing and turn times than other AMCs, which were major factors during Citadel Servicing Corporation’s selection of USRES. Additionally, having our own, in-house auditing team comprised of licensed appraisers is one element that sets USRES apart, giving our clients assurance that they will receive exceptional service and consistent, precise valuations the first time.”Headquartered in Irvine, California, CSC specializes in non-prime loans on both owner-occupied and non-owner occupied residential properties. USRES maintains its own in-house staff of licensed appraisers, the only BPO provider to do so. The staff audits every order for content and accuracy. In addition, a network of carefully selected, licensed appraisers supports both origination and default appraisal services for USRES.”We are excited to expand our breadth of AMC partners and look forward to this new partnership with USRES,” said Daniel Perl, CEO of Citadel Servicing Corporation. Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Previous: MCS Valutions Welcomes New Assistant VP of Operations Next: Eighty Percent of Top 100 Metros Seeing Stronger Demand for Homes Heading Into Spring Tagged with: Broker Price Opinions Citadel Servicing Corporation Property Valuations U.S. Real Estate Services Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
Google+ Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Twitter Shots have been fired at two bookmakers’ premises in Derry.At around 8.30 tonight, one masked man entered a premises on Central Drive and fired one shot. Meanwhile, two masked men entered a premisesd on Racecourse Road and fired a number of shots.There are no reports of any injuries.SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey told the BBC he understands the men entered the shops, said they were from a republican group and shot at poker machines. Pinterest By News Highland – February 9, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Pinterest Shots fired at two bookmakers’ premises in Derry Previous articleSenator O’Domhnaill accuses Government of favouring private ‘D4’ schoolsNext articleBreaking News updated: Man shot dead in Buncrana News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny