Samaritans launch their 50th annual fundraising week

first_imgSamaritans relies on individual donations for 96% of its income. Samaritans Community Fundraising Manager, Murray Lindo, said: “On one level, ‘Time for Tea’ is designed to be an enjoyable fundraising event, asking people to get together and have a cuppa. On another level, ‘Time for Tea’ represents our belief that people are stronger together, and that even a humble cup of tea, can provide a valuable moment for communication.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Emotional support charity Samaritans will be holding its 50th annual fundraising week from 22 to 29 May 2004. The charity is encouraging supporters to fundraise by taking time out with a friend to put the kettle on and make a donation. The ‘Time for Tea’ fundraising initiative is part of a year long celebration of Samaritans 50th anniversary. ‘Time for Tea’ activities and other events will be taking place throughout the UK, during Samaritans Week. Advertisement Howard Lake | 11 May 2004 | Newscenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Samaritans launch their 50th annual fundraising week 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

South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller Talks About Dallas Incident

first_img Community News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Public Safety South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller Talks About Dallas Incident By BILL GLAZIER, South Pasadena Now Review Editor Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 4:25 pm 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News It started as an ambush of gunshots killing five officers while screaming crowds ran for cover.It ended with a Dallas police bomb squad robot ending the life of a gunman after negotiations failed.Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan was identified as the person who carried out the attacks. Authorities determined he was the lone shooter in the incident.Dallas Police Chief David Brown, highly outspoken about the shootings, said during a prayer rally last Friday: “Through our investigation, it was revealed to us that this was a well-planned, well-thought-out, evil tragedy.”Gunfire erupted in Dallas Thursday night after news clips showed two African-American men shot by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, spurring protests and debate over the use of force by police across the United States.While the City of Dallas is still in mourning, the South Pasadena Review spent some time with South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller, asking him to reflect on the fallen officers and his thoughts in the aftermath of the shootings.Miller has been the South Pasadena police chief for 3 1/2 years after working for the Los Angeles Police Department for 35 years. With the LAPD, Miller worked a variety of assignments “that exposed me to a diverse community in just about any aspect one can imagine,” he said.What were your thoughts when you heard that five officers were shot and killed in Dallas on Thursday night?Two thoughts come to mind when I think about law enforcement and the population it serves. First, the community wants law enforcement serving in their communities. Without police officers total anarchy would exist. Think about how a parent would feel sending children off to school, the park or simply to the store without the presence of an ever vigilant law enforcement serving them. Secondly, and equally important, police officers want to serve. Officers want to be part of the community. Police officers are trained in many aspects of tactics and survival methods. And, officers are trained in human relations, community policing, mental illness, working with a homeless population, understanding the importance their role plays in society.Where are we as a society when people are killing police officers, those who have a job to protect and serve?Police work is inherently dangerous and those who become police officers willingly take on a sacred responsibility to protect our communities. We know that our lives can be taken in the performance of our sworn duties, yet we move forward willingly. When I heard that five officers had been murdered my heart sank. An attack on police officers is an attack on the very fabric of society officers are sworn to protect.In the face of two African-American men being shot by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, then seeing protests and debate over police use of force across the country, what is your reaction to all this?The outspoken few who denounce police actions do so ignorantly and before all the facts are known. They demand that justice is served and that officers be fired, suspended or killed without having all the facts. Due process is forgotten when a police officer acts in the performance of his or her duties.Typically, officers are put into situations because a call for service by community members that are not equipped or trained to deal with the given situation. At times, the public reacts to a sound bite on the radio or a short video that doesn’t tell the whole story or is taken out of context.Some might say we have a broken system. Do we? What can be done to help prevent mass shootings around the country?It is too early to tell what led up to the shooting and ultimately the deaths of the suspects in Louisiana and Minnesota. Admittedly the video footage is horrible to watch. Until the footage is put in proper perspective and witnesses are interviewed and the investigation completed, we all should wait to pass judgment.The Dallas police chief said “We’re hurting. Our profession is hurting.” Do you believe law enforcement is hurting in our country?The foundation of how police officers conduct themselves is the Constitution of the United States of America. Any deviation from tenets of the constitution will be dealt with by order of law.In California, our penal system is completely turned up side down. Early prisoner release of convicted felons and reclassification of certain felonies to misdemeanors make our communities at risk to be victimized at a more frequent and violent manner. Police officers are woven into the fabric of society. Officers are the thin thread that helps to protect and serve our community.Those who denounce police officers do nothing to improve their causes. The fact that they shout down those that have different point of view does not make them right. He or she that shouts the loudest doesn’t make them right. It is difficult to let in a different perspective when a person is yelling in your face.How do you keep the morale strong at the South Pasadena Police Department following a shooting involving your “brothers” and “Sisters” in Dallas. Do you talk about it with your officers? What you tell them?As a police chief, one of my responsibility is to do everything I can to maintain positive morale. Regularly meeting with my personnel and providing training and equipment are methods to ensure the high morale is maintained.Anytime an officer is killed in the line of duty is a time for mourning for all police officers. The tragedy in Dallas, Texas, will affect police officers nationwide. When one hurts we all hurt. On a larger scale, every American should take stock in what happened in Dallas. Another piece of our nation’s fabric was cut away.Americans can find solace that while tragic, our resolve to serve is ever vigilant. 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News story: UK and France sign action plan to tackle small boat crossings

first_imgFrench Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner said: It is vital we continue to work closely with our French partners to stop vulnerable migrants making these treacherous crossings and tackle the people smugglers who are putting their lives in danger. Today’s joint action plan strengthens our already strong relationship and increases joint action around keeping both our borders secure and discouraging these dangerous journeys. Sajid Javid and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner held productive talks in Westminster and vowed to increase joint co-operation following a rise in the number of migrants attempting to cross the dangerous shipping lane in small boats.As part of the action plan, which will see over £6 million invested in new security equipment, there will be a mutual commitment to conduct return operations as quickly as possible under the Dublin Regulation. A small number of migrants, who made the illegal journey at the end of last year, were returned to France this morning.In addition, the Home Secretary and Interior Minister agreed that migrants encountered in the Channel will be taken to the nearest safe port, in accordance with international maritime law. This will build on the success of the French authorities in preventing attempted departures in French ports and beaches which has seen 44 successful disruptions covering 267 individuals since January 2018.The UK will continue to work closely with France and other countries to return more migrants who have entered the UK by small boat in order to provide a strong deterrent against the dangerous crossings.Home Secretary, Sajid Javid said: This agreement once again shows the UK’s commitment to managing our shared border along with us. By combating illegal Channel crossings by migrants, we’re saving lives and deterring new migrants from coming to Hauts-de-France. The UK agreed to allocate over £6 million (€7 million) to support the French’s comprehensive regional action plan which has been in place since early January and has seen additional surveillance and security on French beaches and ports as well as greater co-ordination between the French authorities on land and at sea.Just over half of the investment will come from £44.5 million (€50 million) already allocated under the Sandhurst Treaty, an agreement on UK-France co-operation signed by the Prime Minister and President Macron in January 2018. An additional £3.2 million (€3.6 million) of new funding will be used for equipment and measures to tackle illegal migration by small boats, such as CCTV, night goggles and number plate recognition capability, helping to support the UK and French border and maritime teams to detect and crack down on illegal activity.Additional security cameras will be strategically placed at French ports and in areas where migrants may attempt to embark boats, and will feed live CCTV footage into the UK-France Coordination and Information Centre in Calais which is staffed by both British and French agencies.There will be increased surveillance of the Channel by air and boat patrols, with shared intelligence between UK and French authorities. Foot patrols across beaches and coastal areas by the French police will be ramped up, and attempted crossings will be disrupted. Both governments have made clear that all criminals will be prosecuted.The new plan will come into force immediately.last_img read more

Gartner Recognizes EMC as a Leader in the 2016 Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Magic Quadrant

first_imgThe north star of our innovation continues to be “Data Protection Everywhere.” We pride ourselves on providing customers with best-of-breed data protection solutions where they need it and how they want it. Customers are utilizing a wide variety of consumption models, from on-premise traditional infrastructures to virtualized environments, including hybrid and public clouds. Protection and availability of this data is dictated by the required service levels for recoverability. EMC proudly covers all consumption models and protects data across the continuum of availability requirements with a portfolio of offerings that is both broad and deep. We credit our long-standing success to the belief that one size does not fit all in terms of data protection solutions.At EMC we are constantly innovating to stay ahead of the continuous shifts in data protection challenges faced by our customers. The fact is that most of our customers are currently living in two worlds—the first being traditional IT centric, and the second with their eye on a more modern approach. With that, their mindset and needs are evolving. We address the need for protection for the modern data center by continuing to deliver new ways to reduce cost and complexity enabling organizations to accelerate their IT transformation.With established data protection solutions such as the EMC Data Protection Suite Family, we ensure our customers meet their current business needs to protect their data, while also taking advantage of new approaches with technologies required to transform for the future. EMC bridges the gap between the two worlds with offerings such as ProtectPoint, as well as the recently announced Enterprise Copy Data Management and VCE Data Protection Appliance. These solutions were created to meet the evolving needs of our customers in today’s world, enabling greater levels of agility, management, and simplicity.Gartner’s continued positioning of EMC as a leader in this category we believe validates that we are consistent in continuing to provide our customers with innovative data protection solutions built for the modern data center. Learn more about EMC’s Data Protection portfolio by visiting www.EMC.com.Check out the full report here. EMC has maintained its leadership position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software for the 17th consecutive year– a triumph no other vendor in the IT industry has achieved. We believe, with this recognition, EMC’s consistent commitment to enabling customers with industry-leading data protection offerings they can trust rings loud and clear. With products like the Data Protection Suite and ProtectPoint, EMC continues to lead customers through their data protection transformation.last_img read more

Farm-fresh Food.

first_imgHave you had one too many tasteless tomatoes? Had it with heads of lettuce that are limp the day after you buy them? There is a way to bring fresh produce to your door.It’s called Community Supported Agriculture.Essentially, shareholders (consumers) pay for food before it’splanted to help offset farmers’ production costs. Then thefarmers provide the shareholders fresh, and most oftenorganically grown, produce all season.Community Supported Agriculture began to take hold in the United States in the 1980s. Now there are more than 1,000 CSA farms across the county.”The CSA concept has a greater likelihood for success in an urban area because of the population,” said Mark Risse, an agricultural engineer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But it’s not a necessity.”In Georgia, CSAs are close to major cities.”A CSA in northern Florida grows for the local school district in a semirural area,” Risse said. “Anywhere will work as long asthere is a population base with a demand for locally grownproduce.”Atlanta now has two seasonal organic farmers’ markets and abooming direct restaurant supply business.”Many of the chefs in quality restaurants demand high-quality,fresh produce,” Risse said. “And these farmers contract to supplyit.”To tap into the growing demand for fresh food alternatives, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Network put together a list of CSA farms nationwide. The list has names and contact information for 450 CSA farms in almost every state.”Given the growing interest in eating nutritious fresh food, we wanted to provide an easy source of information about CSA,” said Jill Auburn, director of USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, which funds SAN.Georgia CSAs on the list are Gaia Gardens in Decatur and theUnion Agricultural Institute in Blairsville.”CSA provides a great way for the producers and consumers of our food to gain all sorts of benefits, from fair wages to fresh food to on-farm learning experiences, because they live near eachother,” Auburn said.The CSA concept tends to unite people to support a farm. The farm truly becomes a community enterprise. The grower and membersshare both the risks and the benefits of food production.Getting and keeping shareholders is one of the toughest hurdles a CSA faces.”There is a lot of work in developing the CSA and then inmaintaining the market once it’s created,” Risse said. “Once thisis done, usually demand will exceed the CSA’s ability to supply,as is happening in Atlanta. Organizations like Georgia Organicscan help in setting up a CSA or co-op.”So can the Georgia Extension Service. “The SustainableAgriculture Research and Education program, housed on the UGAGriffin campus, has producer grants that could help establishCSAs,” Risse said. Get more information atwww.griffin.peachnet.edu/sare/00mktann.html.Typically, CSA farmers use organic or sustainable farming methods and strive to provide fresh, high-quality foods. Most CSA farms offer diverse vegetables, fruits and herbs in season. Someprovide a full array of farm products, including eggs, meat,milk, baked goods, honey and even firewood. Many CSA farmersenjoy the chance to teach others about the challenges of growinggood food.To see the complete CSA list, visit the web site atwww.sare.org/san/csa/index.htm. There you can search for CSAs bystate.Get a list of CSA farms in any state, too, by writing toCSA/CSREES, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Stop 2207, Washington, DC20250-2207. Organizations can request a free copy of the printedCSA directory at the same address.last_img read more

Geologist-turned-bureaucrat appointed as Indonesia’s top mining regulator

first_imgThe Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has appointed Ridwan Djamaluddin as the ministry’s number one man in regulating Indonesia’s mining industry.Energy minister Arifin Tasrif inaugurated the geologist-by-training on Monday as the ministry’s new mining director general, an echelon one-level bureaucrat, which is a rank just below a minister. Arifin tasked Ridwan with implementing the recently released Coal and Mineral Mining Law that seeks to upheave Indonesia’s mining industry. The tasks include developing the downstream mining sector, raising state income, training mining inspectors and cutting bureaucratic red tape.“And, in the near future, to immediately prepare the executive regulations for Mining Law No. 3/2020,” said Arifin during a live broadcast of the inauguration ceremony, which was held at the ministry’s headquarters in Jakarta.Read also: Explainer: New rules in revised Mining LawThe government needs to issue at least 18 government regulations (PP) to implement the Mining Law. Minister Arifin appointed two other echelon one officials on Monday but Ridwan’s appointment was the most prominent, owing to his office’s central role in shaping the domestic mining industry, which is a key pillar of Indonesia’s international trade.Eko Budi Lelono and Prahoro Yulijanto Nurtjahyo were also appointed as the new geology body head and human resources head on Monday, respectively. The former’s predecessor has retired while the latter’s predecessor has picked up a teaching job at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).Eko’s work includes monitoring volcanic activity and mapping underground fresh water while Prahoro’s work includes training civil servants and issuing industry certifications.Ridwan told reporters after the inauguration ceremony that his office would focus this year on helping the government tackle COVID-19 and the economic recovery before fully executing the new Mining Law. He will also use the time to learn about his new job.“Let’s be safe first for this year. Indonesia can still survive under existing conditions,” he said.Ridwan was formerly the deputy head of transportation and infrastructure at the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister, which oversees the energy ministry. He replaces Bambang Gatot Ariyono, who has retired after five-years of service.“These [industry] issues are not easy, but neither are they difficult if we work together,” said Bambang in his farewell speech, also on Monday.Read also: Indonesia sets price floor for nickel ore to protect small minersTwo mining associations publicly congratulated Ridwan on his appointment last week, although it was not officially confirmed by the energy ministry until Monday. The associations are the Indonesian Nickel Mining Association (APNI) and the Indonesian Mining Experts Association (Perhapi), which partook in drafting the Mining Law.APNI – the most vocal opposition to Indonesia’s ongoing nickel ore export ban – was quick to lobby the new director general. The association issued a statement on Monday asking Ridwan to, first are foremost, enforce a price floor for domestically sold nickel ore.“May you carry out your responsibilities and the hopes of all Indonesian miners,” wrote APNI in a statement on Monday.Topics :last_img read more