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UK solar company Solarcentury has this week donated £98,000 to SolarAid, its largest charity donation to date. Since 2006 it has pledged to donate 5% of its net profits to the charity it helped set up to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020.The money will be used to fund channels that allow SolarAid to sell and distribute solar lights via their not-for-profit subsidiary, SunnyMoney. £98,000 is the equivalent of 19,600 lights.Solarcentury is one of the biggest designers and installers of solar panels. Recently it installed panels on Blackfriars bridge in London.Frans van den Heuvel, CEO of Solarcentury said:“It makes us all very proud to witness SolarAid’s success. They are now the biggest distributor of solar lights in Africa having sold 847,154 lights to date. Establishing SolarAid has proven to be key to Solarcentury’s broader purpose: to make a big difference in the fight against climate change through widespread adoption of solar power.”Andrew Webb, MD of SolarAid said: Advertisement Solarcentury donates 5% of annual net profits to SolarAid “The relationship between SolarAid and Solarcentury is a special one… Without this vital support SolarAid wouldn’t be in the position we are today: running a social enterprise selling 65,000 solar study lamps a month.”Solarcentury is keen to encourage other companies to follow its approach. It invites those interested in supporting SolarAid’s work with a percentage of their profits to contact their Corporate Partnerships Manager Tessa Kipping. 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 January 2014 | 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.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 July 2015 | News Tagged with: charity of the year Community fundraising corporate Sainsburys Sainsbury’s stores across the UK have announced the results of their recent vote for their Local Charity Partner for 2015-2016.You can find out which charities were successful and which is your local charity partner by entering your postcode on the Sainsburys Local Charity website.For example, staff and customers at Sainsbury’s Kempshott, in Basingstoke, welcomed volunteers from The Pink Place as their new Local Charity Partner last weekend. They raised over £250 during their two hour bag packing session.The team from The Pink Place, including Kathy Williams are welcomed to Sainsbury’s Kempshott by Jason Elton, PR & Community AmbassadorDaryl Copper, Store Manager at Kempshott, said“This year was the first year we asked our customers to vote for the charity they wanted us to support. It was fantastic to see the team from The Pink Place here and, we are looking forward to working closely with them during the next year.”The Pink Place works to assist the well-being of those who have experienced or are experiencing cancer in the North Hampshire area.Sainsbury’s stores have raised over £7 million for their Local Charity partners over the last seven years. Over 130,000 entries were received across the UK last year.* Not lucky this year? Try entering again next year in this annual opportunity. 84 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Sainsbury’s announces local charities of the year 2015-16 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.
Fifty years ago the “Good Park Rebellion” helped inspire the founding of the Black Panther Party in Des Moines, Iowa.On July 4, 1966, nearly 200 Black youth at Good Park stood up to police brutality. Police cars were rocked and the park was barricaded. The outrage started the night before when two cops rough-handled two Black youth for staying at the park past 10 p.m.The Des Moines Register reported that tension had been “brewing for several nights.” On the night of July 5, the cops conducted a random sweep of the area, arresting seven teenagers.Dr. Reynaldo Anderson said, “Although Des Moines did not have a major ghetto like Los Angeles, the heartland city had serious urban problems such as racial unrest, segregated education and police brutality.”Whites and Blacks in Des Moines traditionally lived in separate worlds, according to historian Victor Cools. Urban renewal threatened the city’s Black neighborhoods when the federal government funded two slum clearance and construction projects in a Des Moines “model cities” area.Center Street in northwest Des Moines was mostly inhabited by members of the Black community. By the early 1960s, most of the neighborhood was torn down. “Many Center Street residents lost their homes. Businesses closed or moved to new locations and the city lost a vibrant business district.” (Iptv.org)Later that year, the national Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, Calif.Iowa State Historical Society scholars Bruce Fehn and Robert Jefferson conclude, “The July 1966 Good Park riots were a prelude to the emergence of a new, more radical politics, later mobilized by members of the Des Moines chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.”In 1967, shortly after graduating from high school, Des Moines resident Mary Rem went to Oakland to visit relatives. She met Bunchy Carter, head of the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panthers, and other revolutionaries.As noted by Dr. Anderson, “Rem yearned for a new kind of organization in the Midwest that would organize for political change and mobilize against the oppressive conditions in the Black community.”Shortly after returning to Des Moines, Rem’s meeting with activist Charles Knox led to the founding of the Des Moines, Iowa, Black Panther Party, with an official branch established in 1968.At the group’s peak, the Des Moines Panthers had over 100 members. They operated a successful Free Breakfast program to feed children of elementary and junior high school age.Even though that particular chapter in history is closed, revolutionary-minded workers should remember the following from the Black Panther Party’s Ten-Point Program:“We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present-day society.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
May 27 — The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment conglomerate with two famous amusement parks and resorts, Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.) and Disney World (Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Fla.). While both locations are touted by the company as “the happiest place on earth,” this slogan is challenged by workers struggling to make ends meet. As reported in the “Corporate Rap Sheet” compiled by the Corporate Research Project, Disney “has a history of anti-union animus going back to its early years, has also faced criticism over its U.S. labor practices and has recently emerged as one of the leading corporate opponents of the campaign to enact paid sick days laws.” (www.corp-research.org/disney)A survey published in February titled “Working for the Mouse” (referring to the company’s iconic mascot Mickey Mouse) describes the daily struggles facing roughly 30,000 Disneyland workers. According to the survey, 85 percent of Disneyland’s hourly employees do not make a living wage of $15 an hour. Many workers cannot afford such basic needs as food, shelter and affordable health care.Another disturbing finding is that 11 percent of Disneyland workers are either homeless or have been homeless in the last few years. In addition, 56 percent of employees “are worried about being evicted from their homes or apartments.”The survey was underwritten by the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions, comprised of 11 unions in various stages of negotiating contracts on behalf of Disneyland workers. One of the largest unions in this coalition is UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents nearly 5,000 food service and hotel workers, with 2,700 currently in bargaining.Local 11 Press Secretary Andrew Cohen was a hotel worker during the last labor dispute with Disney, which involved negotiations from 2008 to 2012. He joined the union in 2009 and two years later helped organize union drives at restaurants and hotels in Hollywood. He joined the Disneyland campaign last October.Cohen told Workers World: “The company is making record profits, but conditions for Disneyland’s workers have never been worse. Like so many places, workers are being squeezed by a rich company, and the entire city of Anaheim reflects it.”A similar fight has been raging at Disney World, which has over 62,000 employees. The company agreed to a minimum wage of $15 an hour for union workers by 2021 and to $1,000 bonuses that had been withheld by the company from Service Trades Council Union workers during contract negotiations. But Disney’s proposal includes the dropping of “key union protections” involving grievance procedures, holiday pay, overtime and scheduling.Food and Commercial Workers Local 1625 President Ed Chambers told the Orlando Weekly: “Almost every one of those proposals was taking back benefits or conditions on employment we had bargained for over the last 45 years. They’re basically wiping out 45 years of progress.” (May 2)According to Cohen, both Disneyland and Disney World have “seen a similar coalition formed between most of the unions at the respective resorts, and we have been working closely together. Many of our issues are nearly the same. The goal in both resorts is to stop the poverty at Disneyland and Disney World. Wages need to go up. Disney can afford to pay all its workers a living wage.”Disney CEO and Chairman Robert Iger has continued to apply the anti-worker convictions of company founder Walt Disney. “Uncle Walt,” as he is known in company lore, had a history of anti-Semitism, racism and labor abuse. He was also an enemy of unions. According to Marc Eliot, author of “Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince,” “Disney discovered how the passions and power of political activism could be used as weapons for personal gain.”In addition to continuing to organize and push for a fair contract, Disney unions also will be advocating for the Anaheim Living Wage initiative that may be on the ballot in November. As reported by the Orange County Register, “The measure proposes to raise the minimum wage for those businesses to $15 an hour next year, then rising in $1 increments annually, reaching $18 an hour by 2022.” (May 1)“It’s ongoing,” Cohen said. “There is hope and workers are still asking Disney to do the right thing.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Bayer’s message is simple: rotation is not just for crops, “When you rotate your crops think about rotating your herbicide tolerance and when you rotate your herbicide tolerance, you rotate your modes of action to combat weeds,” Cotie stated. Bayer has also combined their efforts with the United Soybean Board to support the Take Action campaign, which encourages growers to take action to slow the spread of resistant weeds. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 1, 2015 Previous articleCongress Pushes Back on Dietary Guidelines Recommendations”Next articleA Good Post for April Fools Day Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Farmers Learning to Respect the Rotation Facebook Twitter SHARE Respect the Rotation will be having several field days here in Indiana this year. Watch for details here on HAT. Farmers Learning to Respect the Rotation Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers Learning to Respect the Rotation Rotating crops is practiced by most Indiana farmers, but rotating herbicides is now also part of the program. Five years ago, Bayer Crop Science started a program to encourage growers to rotate herbicide modes of action to address the issue of weed resistance. Arlene Cotie heads Bayer’s Respect the Rotation program and says grower awareness of the issue has improved, “Five years ago we had only about 2% of growers that cared about weed resistance, but recent survey data shows us that today 58% of growers said they had glyphosate resistance.” The survey was of 3,500 farmers representing 83 million acres. While rotation is a key component in managing weed resistance, it is not the only tool. Cotie says research is being done to find ways to deal with weeds other than using chemicals. She one project is aimed at better understanding fall weed seed control, “Looking at what weeds are present at harvest and what seeds are viable, and what can be done to reduce that harvest weed seed bank.” She says the research is focusing on tools that are outside the herbicide jug from controlling weeds.
Pinterest TEA awards ‘Grow Your Own’ grants Facebook TEA logo 2016 Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced Wednesday that 25 school districts, universities and education service centers have been awarded a Texas Education Agency 2018-2019 Grow Your Own grant.Local districts awarded the funds were Fort Stockton and Midland ISD, a TEA news release stated.Grow Your Own grants will be used to encourage high school students to consider teaching as a career, as well as paraprofessionals and/or teacher aides to pursue certification. The grant will also assist grant recipients in providing support to student teachers during their year-long clinical teaching, the release said.“The goal of Grow Your Own is to help increase the quality and diversity of our teaching force, especially in small and rural school districts,” Morath said in the release. “This initiative comes as a direct result of recent work from our Texas Rural Schools Task Force, whose members identified this priority issue and presented a strong recommendation to address it.”Created by Morath in 2016, the Texas Rural Schools Task Force was charged with identifying current challenges and best practices for the state’s rural school districts.More Information By admin – April 26, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest TEA Rural Schools Task Force. Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Previous articleECISD honors its volunteersNext articleMayor: City manager appointment imminent admin
Kidnapping And Murder Of 8Yr Old Boy: SC Commutes Death Sentence To Life Imprisonment Without Remission For 25Yrs[Read Judgment ]
Top StoriesKidnapping And Murder Of 8Yr Old Boy: SC Commutes Death Sentence To Life Imprisonment Without Remission For 25Yrs[Read Judgment ] Sanya Talwar24 April 2020 10:41 PMShare This – xA three-judge bench headed by Justice U U Lalit has commuted the Death Sentence of two convicts convicted for murdering an eight-year-old son of a dentist couple in Nagpur in 2014 after kidnapping him for ransom.The Bench was hearing the Appeals filed challenging the judgment and order passed by the High Court of Judicature at Bombay (Nagpur Bench) on 5th May, 2016 whereby the appeals…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA three-judge bench headed by Justice U U Lalit has commuted the Death Sentence of two convicts convicted for murdering an eight-year-old son of a dentist couple in Nagpur in 2014 after kidnapping him for ransom.The Bench was hearing the Appeals filed challenging the judgment and order passed by the High Court of Judicature at Bombay (Nagpur Bench) on 5th May, 2016 whereby the appeals filed by the appellants Rajesh Daware(A1) and Arvind Singh (A2) against their conviction for offences punishable under Section 364A read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code, 18603 and Section 302 read with Section 34 IPC was dismissed by confirming the death sentence imposed upon them by the learned Sessions Judge, Nagpur vide its order dated 4Th February, 2016. Facts & Matrix Of Events:The case revolved around the murder and kidnapping of an 8-year old boy by two Appellants, (A1 & A2).The prosecution process was set in motion when the boy’s father made an oral statement about his missing son to the police sub inspector, PS Lakadganj, Nagpur City. After inquiring about his missing sun from the watchman of their housing society, he got to know that an unknown boy aged about 20-25 years had inquired about “Yug” (the victim) from him. Sometime later, he saw that “Yug” had driven off at the back of the scooty of the Appellant(s).Basis the aforementioned, an FIR was registered at the Police station the same evening and an offence was registered under section 363 IPc, to which Sections 364A were added, after the information of kidnapping and death was received. On completion of investigation, including recovery of dead body & filing of charge sheet, the trial of the Appellants was held and the trial Court examined the prosecution under various heads, after which a death sentence was awarded to the Appellant(s).The Bombay High Court upheld the trial court’s judgement in an order dated May 5, 2016 whereby appeals filed by the appellants against their convictiong for offences under Section 364A, Section 34 and Section 302 were dismissed, confirming the death sentence imposed upon them by the learned Sessions Judge, Nagpur vide its order dated 4th February, 2016.Thus the appellants came in appeal to the Supreme Court.Findings of the Supreme Court While Upholding Conviction:The Supreme Court analysed appeals on basis of “Evidence of last seen”, “Discovery of incriminating facts”, “Demand of ransom”, “Motive & Conspiracy” as well as “Corroborative Evidence” basis the trial court judgement.The top Court analysed various aspects in order to uphold the conviction of the appellants:-Veracity Of Common Intention:The Court held that the facts as stipulated pointed directly to a common intention of kidnapping and murder by both appellants.”In the present appeals, the facts speak volumes about the common intention shared by both the appellants. Both the accused planned the kidnapping and executed it together…. Thus, the facts prove that both the accused had a common intention to kidnap the child” it was held.Applicability of Section 106 of the Evidence Act:The court held that the burden of prosecution to prove the prosecution case beyond reasonable doubt has been reiterated time and again. Therefore, “the prosecution has discharged the onus of proof beyond reasonable doubt. It was then for the accused to rebut the presumption of any other intervening fact before the death of the victim”Effect of putting of incriminating evidence to the accused under Section 313 of the Code.”In the present case, there is overwhelming evidence that shows the victim to be in company of the accused at five different places from 16:00 hrs. to 17:30 hrs –18.00 hrs. Thereafter, the burden shifts to the accused to explain the circumstances which occurred thereafter till the time of the recovery of dead body. There is no evidence to create a doubt on the prosecution version that somebody else had access to the victim before he died.”Conviction:In the backdrop of these findings, the Court upheld the conviction of the appellants and noted that there was no reason for it to take a different view than what was taken by the Tria Court & High Court.”Since the act of kidnapping of a child for ransom has inherent threat to cause death, therefore, the acc sed have been rightly been convicted for an offence under Section 364A read with Section 34 IPC. The threat will remain a mere threat, if the victim returns unhurt. In the present case, the victim has been done to death. The threat had become a reality.”Furthermore, the Court held that the cumulative circumstances point to the motive of the accused was to take life and to become rich by not doing hard work but by demanding ransome after kidnapping a young, innocent boy of 8 years.Sentence:Having considered all the circumstances and facts on record, the Bench has concluded that the present case falls short of the “rarest of rare” cases where a death sentence alone deserves to be awarded to the appellants.The Court noted,”What is required to be examined is whether there is a possibility of rehabilitation and whether it is the rarest of the rare case where the collective conscience of the community is so shocked that it will expect the holders of judicial power to inflict death penalty irrespective of their personal opinion as regards desirability or otherwise of retaining death penalty.”Reiterating the principle in Swamy Shraddhananda V. State of Karnataka and Union of India V. Sriharan that the court could commute the death sentence imposed on the convict and substitute it with life imprisonment with a direction that the convict would not be released from prison for the rest of his life.Order of the CourtThe Judgment and Order passed by the learned Trial Court and confirmed by the High Court convicting the accused for the offences punishable under Sections 302 and 364A read with Section 34 IPC is hereby confirmed. However, the death sentence imposed by the learned Trial Court, confirmed by the High Court, is converted into the life imprisonment. It is further observed and directed that the life means till the end of the life with the further observation and direction that there shall not be any remission till the accused completes 25 years of imprisonment. Case DetailsTitle : Arvind Singh V. State Of MaharashtraCase No : CRIMINAL APPEAL NOS. 640-641 OF 2016Coram : Justices UU Lalit, Indu Malhotra & Hemant GuptaClick Here To Download JudgementNext Story
Facebook Twitter Transfer of patients from Lifford Hospital put on hold Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleGteic Hub Ghaoth Dobhair hosting open dayNext articlePolice investigate number of thefts in Greysteel and Eglinton area News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 21, 2019 It has been confirmation that the transfer of patients from Lifford Hospital, due to take place on January 6th 2020, has been put on hold.It follows a meeting that was held on Thursday past by Friends of Lifford Hospital, where concerns were raised about the transfer of long stay patients.Friends of Lifford Hospital have thanked those who attended the meeting and who were responsible for the positive news received.They also thanked local councillors and TDs in attendance, who carried out their promise of immediate help by contacting the HSE to delay the transfer.Chairperson of Friends of Lifford Hospital John Quinn says this comes as positive news:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/John-Lifford12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm brought widespread heavy rain to California on Thursday and caused flash flooding, mudslides and the need for water rescues in many parts of the state.Palm Springs, California, received 3.68 inches of rain on Thursday, which was its third-wettest day on record. In the higher elevations of Sonoma County and San Diego County, 10 to 12 inches of rain was reported. In the Sierra Nevada Mountains, nearly 2 feet of snow was reported.The same storm is bringing heavy rain to parts of Arizona and New Mexico Friday morning, with localized flash flooding possible. Some of the energy from this storm will interact with colder air coming across the Plains, and set the stage for snow and rain to impact the central and eastern U.S. this weekend.New winter weather advisories are being issued for parts of the Plains and Ohio River Valley, including Kansas City, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, colder air spilling in from Canada is causing wind chills to dip dangerously low in parts of the Upper Midwest. The Dakotas could see wind chill values as low as minus 40.A new storm developing in the central U.S. will bring a quick hit of snow from the Northern Plains to Missouri on Friday. Snow will be especially heavy in the Kansas City area during the day. This storm will quickly exit out toward the Mid-Atlantic early Saturday morning.A new storm will come in right behind it and bring another hit of snow to parts of the Midwest — from the Dakotas to Illinois — on Saturday night.This storm will race off to the east on Sunday night and bring some snow along the Interstate 70 corridor from Indiana to Pittsburgh on Sunday, and bring wintry impacts to parts of the Northeast by early Monday morning.The result of these storms will be a swath of 3 to 6 inches of snow from the Dakotas to Missouri this weekend, with a bull’s-eye of 6 inches locally in the Kansas City area. To put some of this winter’s snow pattern in perspective, Kansas City already has had over 18 inches of snow, while Boston has had only 4.8 inches of snow.Additionally, this pattern will bring a couple rounds of heavy rain to parts of the South, with 1 to 2 inches of rain possible in parts of Tennessee and Georgia. This will likely be the start of a particularly wet pattern for the southeast U.S. going into the next week.Western U.S. stays unsettledThe heaviest of the precipitation on the West Coast has ended and it is becoming more scattered in nature. The main storm that brought the very heavy rain to California is moving through parts of Arizona and New Mexico Friday morning. There is still a chance for localized flash flooding in parts of Arizona through the morning hours, where locally over 2 inches of rain will fall.Meanwhile, a separate storm lurking the Pacific Northwest will keep the region unsettled with rain and snow moving through this weekend. At this time, the direct impact from this storm does not appear to have the same type of severity as the storm that just hit California. However, the wet pattern will persist and locally heavy rainfall could still cause indirect impacts due to very saturated ground, such as mudslides and debris flows in recent burn areas.Locally, 1 to 3 feet of snow is possible in the Sierra Nevada Mountains through the weekend. Along the coast there is the potential for half an inch of rain, which could cause localized flash flooding and debris flows.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.