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Foundations collaborate in new place-based initiative LocalMotion

first_img 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. Foundations collaborate in new place-based initiative LocalMotion Tagged with: trusts and foundations Melanie May | 31 October 2019 | News  657 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23center_img  656 total views,  5 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Six funders have joined together to develop ideas to boost communities in new place-based initiative LocalMotion.Central to LocalMotion is working with local partners to find solutions to social, environmental and economic issues on their doorstep. LocalMotion will also see funders use their collective resources, experience and strengths to help shape philanthropic practice.LocalMotion’s six funders are:Lloyds Bank FoundationCity Bridge TrustEsmée Fairbairn FoundationLankelly ChasePaul Hamlyn FoundationTudor TrustAll six have committed funding for the next 18 months.Kathleen Kelly (pictured) has been appointed the Director of Collaboration for LocalMotion. She will work with the six foundations to identify key issues facing charities and communities and help the foundations better understand existing local programmes.Kelly previously led the development of the National Lottery Community Fund’s partnership funding approach, establishing strategic partnerships across the charitable, public, private and funder sectors. More recently she was Assistant Director of Communities and Social Policy at Greater London Authority implementing the Mayor’s strategies on Social Integration and Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion. She was also previously Assistant Director of Policy and Research at the National Housing Federation for nearly 10 years.She said:“I’m excited to get started on a project which will give local communities a much-needed lift. Many communities are facing increasingly difficult circumstances, with the charities that support them having to pick up the pieces of a broken system in the context of an increasing squeeze on their funding.“The six funders supporting this project have been investing in and supporting charities to survive and adapt for years but they know they can do more to support and boost the potential of local people and communities and shake up the way we do things.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Information minister bans live programmes on state television

first_img Information minister Iyad Madani announced a nationwide ban on all live broadcasts on Saudi public TV channels on 30 January, two days after angry viewers made unflattering comments about senior officials, including King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, during a phone-in programme on the news channel Al-Ikhbariya. The station’s director, Mohammed Al-Tunsi, was fired.“This measure aims to prevent the public from hearing their grievances expressed on the air,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While press freedom is far from being a reality in Saudi Arabia, the emergence of live chat shows was a big advance. We urge the authorities to reverse this decision and to reinstate Al-Ikhbariya’s director.”During the 28 January show on Al-Ikhbariya, viewers who called in expressed anger about the government’s failure to sufficiently increase the salaries of state employees. According to the website Elaph, the information minister decided two days later to replace Tunsi by one of his own aides from within the ministry. The government is reportedly also poised to imposed prior censorship on all TV broadcasts.Al-Ikhbariya’s coverage of the social and economic problems that Saudis face has been very popular.Saudi Arabia was ranked 148th out of 169 countries in the world press freedom index issued by Reporters Without Borders in October. News News Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance March 9, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Saudi Arabia June 8, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Information minister bans live programmes on state television to go further Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBSlast_img read more

All US-bound passengers now need a negative COVID-19 test before boarding

first_imgguvendemir/iStockBy MINA KAJI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — All travelers flying into the U.S. must now provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than three days before their flight, or they will be denied boarding.The order was initially announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 12 and formalized in an executive order President Joe Biden signed last week.International travel is still down considerably compared to last year, but there was an uptick in Americans flying to beach locales like Mexico that did not require them to quarantine upon arrival. This order is an attempt to mitigate the risk of travelers spreading COVID-19 as new variants of the virus emerge and the country struggles to roll out the vaccine.“We urge folks to postpone their trips if they’re able,” acting Assistant Secretary of Consular Affairs Ian Brownlee said Tuesday, “and if they absolutely must travel to equip themselves with information.”Brownlee warned travelers will be responsible for covering their own lodging and medical costs if they test positive or cannot get a test while overseas.“The bottom line message is this is really not a time for people to be engaging in discretionary travel, and that all travel should be postponed until we get a better handle on getting this virus under control and accelerate our vaccination strategies,” CDC Director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Marty Cetron said.Here’s what you need to know about the new travel rules:Does the order apply to U.S. citizens?The order applies to all travelers ages 2 and up, including U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.What kind of coronavirus test do I need to take?Travelers can take a rapid, PCR, or an at-home test, as long as the specimen is laboratory tested. Travelers must bring written documentation of the laboratory test result — paper or electronic.If I have gotten the vaccine or tested positive for antibodies do I still need to take a test?All travelers, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, have to provide a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery.What if I recently had COVID-19?If you have proof of a positive COVID-19 test within three months and are safe to end isolation you can travel with documentation of the positive test and a letter from a health care provider or public health official that says you are cleared to travel.What if my trip is shorter than 3 days?You still need a test, but it can be done in the U.S. — as long as its within the three-day window before your U.S.-bound flight.Who checks the tests before boarding my flight to the U.S.?Airlines are tasked with checking the negative test result or recovery documentation for all passengers before boarding. If the passenger does not have that, the airline is instructed to deny the passenger boarding.What if I test positive when I’m abroad?You must self-isolate and delay travel until you have recovered from COVID-19.Are there any exemptions?The CDC said exemptions “may be granted on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.”Do I have to quarantine when I arrive in the U.S.?There is no mandatory quarantine, but the CDC recommends that travelers get tested three to five days after travel and stay home or self-quarantine for seven days.“Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days,” the CDC said. “If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days.”ABC News’ Conor Finnegan contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Police departments across US brace for Derek Chauvin verdict

first_imgjtgriffin07/iStock(NEW YORK) — Police departments across the U.S. are bracing for potential protests after the Derek Chauvin verdict.Thousands of National Guard soldiers have been deployed throughout Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed and Chauvin, now a former Minneapolis police officer, waits to learn his fate from the jury, who are on their second day of deliberations.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Monday, “I am grateful to our colleagues in Ohio and Nebraska for their willingness to provide assistance and relief to our state troopers and law enforcement officers as they continue to work to keep the peace in our communities.”The Department of Justice has also deployed specialists from its Community Relations Service — which specializes in conflict resolution and mediating disputes — to the Minneapolis area, two Justice Department officials told ABC News. Agency officials have been meeting with community stake holders in an effort to encourage the peaceful exercise of First Amendment activities, officials said. The deployment, which began about two weeks ago, was first reported by The Associated Press.A state of emergency has been declared in the region.Walz added, “We cannot allow civil unrest to descend into chaos. We must protect life and property, but we must also understand very clearly if we don’t listen to those communities in pain, and those people on the streets, many of them of whom were arrested for speaking a fundamental truth, that we must change or we will be right back here again.”“It’s our goal together — the mayor, the community organizers, people across this state, from law enforcement to ministerial associations — is to try to make sure we strike that proper balance of making sure the peace and stability is upheld, but that equally is important is that rage that will be on the street regardless of what happens is channeled into a positive way, and that positive way means change,” he said.Minneapolis Public Schools are shifting to remote learning Wednesday through Friday this week due to the trial.In Washington, D.C., 250 National Guard troops have been activated. A guard spokesperson said those troops are only “preparing to support” the local police department, so their presence won’t be seen unless they’re needed by police. If the Washington police asks for their help, the troops can help with crowd control and will serve alongside police at traffic control checkpoints and at Metro stations.The Chicago Police Department said last week that it was also deploying extra resources throughout the city.The police department said, “days off have been cancelled for members of the Community Safety Team, Critical Incident Response Team, Summer Mobile Patrol, all Area Detectives and additional specialized teams.”Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker tweeted Monday that he’s putting the Illinois National Guard on standby following a request from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.“It’s critical that those who wish to peacefully protest against the systemic racism and injustice in our communities continue to be able to do so,” the governor tweeted.In Los Angeles, Police Chief Michel Moore said Monday that “added resources are already in play,” the Los Angeles Times reported.“Our entire department is in uniform,” Moore said, according to the newspaper.The LAPD said it’s retrained thousands of officers in crowd-control tactics, the LA Times reported.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Poor management leads to Dickensian workplaces

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Economic turbulence and poor management are creating Dickensian workplacescharacterised by long hours culture and staff stress, claims a report releasedlast week. The Management Agenda 2002 by Roffey Park suggests closures, cost-cutting,redundancies, outsourcing and management delayering are contributing to roleambiguity and job insecurity. Nearly 60 per cent of the 400 managers surveyed claim their organisation hasa culture of “presenteeism”, where they feel under pressure to stayin the office longer than their contracted hours. Nine out of 10 work an extra hour a day and a fifth spend an extra 15 hoursa week, or more, at work to keep on top of their work. Linda Holbeche, director of research at Roffey Park, said: “Greateremphasis on performance, with a lack of management vision and consultationcombine to create an image of work conditions psychologically reminiscent ofDickensian sweatshops.” Over 70 per cent of respondents are suffering stress due to an inadequatework-life balance, with long-term employees being worst affected. “Staff shortages and fear of burn-out due to the pressure ofmaintaining high performance levels add to stress,” said Holbeche. Political wrangling within businesses is also rife and can distract stafffrom focusing on performance, claims the report. Lack of trust between colleagues and with senior management is endemic inorganisations, which acts as a barrier to productivity. Holbeche said: “In many organisations, employees make more effort topreserve their position than achieve high performance. Senior managers cancounter this by acting as role models and by creating an office climate with nohidden agendas.” www.roffeypark.comBy Mike Broad Poor management leads to Dickensian workplacesOn 29 Jan 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Staff involvement is vital to get changes working

first_img Comments are closed. Staff involvement is vital to get changes workingOn 28 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Seventy-five per cent of organisational change efforts fail because of lackof employee commitment, according to a leading business school. However, it is claimed that sustainable high performance can come from justsix key elements. The potential barriers to change include change-weariness,lack of leadership and support, poor communications, a legacy of failure,short-termism, poor implementation and inappropriate skill levels. Yet all thiscan be overcome if organisations followed six simple steps, according tobusiness school, Roffey Park. At the conference, Roffey’s head of research, Linda Holbeche, launched asix-piece model for sustainable high performance, which she said identifies thekey factors that can enable more people, more often, to perform at high levels.The High Performance Organisation Checklist: – engendering employee ownership and commitment – creating a knowledge-rich context for innovation – working across geographic and mindset boundaries – unleashing employee potential – responding to workers’ needs for work-life balance, development and careergrowth – building trust and ‘walking the talk’. “Regardless of whether the change [in an organisation] is a majorrestructuring, the integration of a merger or acquisition, or the replacementof personnel, managers need to understand the different interests involved andovercome resistance,” said Holbeche. www.roffeypark.com Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Kody Wilstead Named RMAC Football Offensive Player of the Week

first_imgNovember 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Kody Wilstead Named RMAC Football Offensive Player of the Week Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, Dixie State football quarterback Kody Wilstead was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week per a release.The sophomore signal-caller who starred at nearby Pine View High School completed 18 of 29 passes for 341 yards and a school-single game record five touchdown passes in a 35-10 win over Adams State Saturday at Trailblazers Stadium.This award is Dixie State football’s first offensive weekly honor of the year and their third overall such honor.After being bypassed for an NCAA Division II playoff berth or bowl game invitation, the Trailblazers conclude their last season as a Division II school with an 8-3 record.The next time Dixie State plays a football game it will be as a Division I independent September 5, 2020 at Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City against regional rival Southern Utah. Tags: Adams State/Dixie State Football/Kody Wilstead/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Southern Utahlast_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: More New Singles Than Duplexes

first_imgNew single family homes at the former site of Peter Lumber Company on the 1500 block of Haven Avenue.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, May 8. Dear Friends:Earlier this week, the administration presented information at the Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s Meeting regarding construction figures. This presentation was intended to present facts and correct misinformation being publicly disseminated by a group of residents. I would like to share with you some key points.In my budget message to City Council in February, I reported a continuing trend of a greater number of single family homes being constructed compared to duplexes. During the period of 2010 through the first quarter of this year, 357 single family homes have been constructed compared to 289 duplexes.  The trend toward singles has increased recently.  In 2014 and the first quarter of 2015, 65 percent of new construction has been single family homes compared to 35 percent duplexes.We are fortunate to have a variety of housing to choose from.  Another piece of misinformation being circulated and reported in the media is that no one lives in one unit of a duplex in Ocean City on a year-round basis. We all know of family, friends and neighbors who do just that. Often times, these are new people and families to our community.  There are a number of wonderful neighborhoods within R-2 zones that have predominately year-round residents.I believe that part of the perception that we are being overrun with duplexes is due to the fact that the new FEMA regulations since Superstorm Sandy have raised both the first floor elevations and the overall height of new construction.  In some areas of town, a new single resembles a duplex.Lastly, if you believe the misinformation, you would think the number of students in our school system from Ocean City is declining sharply. The fact is the number of Ocean City students has increased in each of the past three full school years.We all know our overall population has declined over the past 10 to 12 years, just as it has in virtually every shore community.  But Ocean City’s decline has been nowhere near as drastic as some of our neighbors.Our variety of housing, our quality facilities and services, our outstanding school system and our low taxes compared to other neighboring communities continue to make Ocean City attractive to new home buyers of all ages, especially families.   We have a great story to tell.  We should all take exception with those who choose to paint a negative picture of Ocean City for their own stated political purposes.I would like to wish my mom, and every mom,  a happy and restful Mother’s Day.I hope you all have a great weekend!Warm regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayorlast_img read more

Press release: Foreign Secretary celebrates Commonwealth progress

first_imgThe Foreign Secretary will be chairing a Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meeting, where discussions will include progress on the Commonwealth Blue Charter; increasing intra-Commonwealth trade; addressing cyber security threats, and reform of the Commonwealth Secretariat to ensure it is efficient and delivering for its member states.Further information The Commonwealth is responding to the global challenges of today, from climate change to economic protectionism. Five months on from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London, the 53 countries of the Commonwealth are taking forward real action on their commitments to a fairer, more secure, more sustainable and prosperous future. The Commonwealth is a unique organisation and a champion for the rules-based international system – but it must be seen to deliver, and then keep delivering. Media enquiries For journalists Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn In his first major Commonwealth event since becoming Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt hosted a reception for the 52 Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 25 September 2018.Mr Hunt welcomed progress by Commonwealth countries on the commitments they made at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in April.Since CHOGM, the UK and Kenya have hosted the Global Disability Summit; Vanuatu became the first country in the world to enact a ban on a range of single-use plastics, with other states including India following suit; the Commonwealth SheTrades programme has launched in Ghana, Kenya, Bangladesh and Nigeria, with over 1300 women entrepreneurs now registered.The Foreign Secretary also announced a £1.8 million UK contribution to the Commonwealth’s electoral observation programme.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: The Commonwealth, through its organisations and its member states, large and small, developed and developing, is a force to be reckoned with. During the next two years when the UK is Chair-in-Office, we are determined to work closely with our partners to keep up the momentum, to revitalise and reform the Commonwealth for the 21st century. Minister for the Commonwealth Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon said: Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt Email [email protected]last_img read more

Guidance: Accessing government-secured flu vaccines: guidance for community pharmacies

first_imgThis page has been withdrawn because it’s out of date and only applies to the 2020 to 2021 flu season. Read the latest annual flu programme guidance.,To support the expanded vaccination programme, the Department of Health and Social Care has secured an additional supply of influenza vaccines. These will arrive later in the flu season to top up local supplies once they run low.This guidance explains how community pharmacies will be able to access this additional stock.last_img