Trump signs Dakota Access Pipeline memo to speed process

first_imgTrump signs Dakota Access Pipeline memo to speed process President also wants to ‘build our own pipelines with our own pipes’ mike geibel says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 24, 2017 At the White House Jan. 24, U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a presidential memorandum he had just signed related to the Dakota Access pipeline. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque[Episcopal News Service] While reaction to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 24 actions designed to move forward both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines was swift, the immediate impact of his memoranda remained unclear.Nothing in Trump’s memorandum on the Dakota Access Pipeline appears to force approval of the project but it calls on officals to speed up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ongoing environmental review process.A presidential memorandum is somewhat different from a presidential executive order and some observers say it has a lesser impact.Other observers wondered if Trump’s decision to sign the documents fit what they see as a pattern of Trump and his aides seeking to distract the media from other events happening as the administration gears up, including nomination hearings, ethics inquiries and changes to websites and policies that restrict communication with the public and prevent public input. Also published on Jan. 24 was a proclamation that Trump signed soon after becoming president Jan. 20, declaring that day to be a “National Day of Patriotic Devotion.”In the Dakota Access Pipeline memo Trump tells the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “review and approve in an expedited manner, to the extent permitted by law and as warranted, and with such conditions as are necessary or appropriate” the company’s request to finish the pipeline. The remaining work would push the pipeline under Lake Oahe on the Missouri River just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation reservation. The proposed crossing is upstream from the tribe’s reservation boundaries, and the tribe has water, treaty fishing and hunting rights in the lake.The Corps decided Dec. 4 to put that work on hold, cheering opponents, and conduct the environmental impact statement, including exploring alternative routes.At the time, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked that “the assessment involve extensive consultation with affected populations, and that any plan going forward honor treaty obligations with the Standing Rock Sioux.”The Episcopal Church has been advocating with the Sioux Nation about the pipeline since summer 2016. Local Episcopalians have also provided a ministry of presence in and around Cannon Ball, North Dakota, which has been the focal point for the groups of water protectors that gathered near the proposed crossing.However, Trump’s order says the Army shall “consider, to the extent permitted by law and as warranted, whether to rescind or modify” its Dec. 4 decision, revert to the Corps July 2016 environmental assessment and grant the required easement for the lake crossing.The Standing Rock Sioux Nation said that Trump’s actions Jan. 24 violate the law and tribal treaties. Saying it will take legal action against Trump’s efforts, the tribe added, “Nothing will deter us from our fight for clean water.”The tribe urged its supporters “to fight and stand tall beside us,” and to contact their representatives in Congress to “let them know that the people do not stand behind today’s decision.”Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said Trump “is legally required to honor our treaty rights and provide a fair and reasonable pipeline process.”The tribe’s statement noted that on Jan. 18 the Corps opened the public comment phase of its environmental impact analysis of the company’s request. Public comment is due by Feb. 17.The Sioux Nation said last week that it welcomed the Corps’ work but said “it should include at the very least the territory of the entire Great Sioux Nation, and not just Lake Oahe and the northern boundary of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Reservation.”Trump told reporters during a White House Oval Office signing ceremony that both pipelines will be subject to conditions being negotiated by U.S. officials – including a requirement that the pipe itself be manufactured in America. “I am very insistent that if we’re going to build pipelines in the United States, the pipes should be made in the United States,” he said, noting that his requirement will take time to fulfill because most steel piping used in the United States is made elsewhere.“From now on we are going to start making pipelines in the United States,” Trump said from the Oval Office. “We will build our own pipelines with our own pipes, that’s what it has to do with, like we used to in the old days,” he said, adding that the directive will put “lots of steelworkers” back to work.Trump did not comment on his directive about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Press Secretary Sean Spicer later told reporters that Trump “has shown through his business life that he knows how to negotiate a great deal where parties come out ahead.” Spicer said Trump is willing to sit down “with all of the individuals who are involved in the Dakota pipeline to make sure that it is a deal that benefits all of the parties of interest or at least gets something that they want.”Texts of the pipeline-related actions taken by Trump Jan. 24 are here and here.The 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline is poised to carry up to 570,000 gallons of oil a day from the Bakken oil field in northwestern North Dakota – through South Dakota and Iowa – to Illinois where it will be shipped to refineries. The pipeline was to pass within one-half mile of the Standing Rock Reservation and Sioux tribal leaders repeatedly expressed concerns over the potential for an oil spill that would damage the reservation’s water supply, and the threat the pipeline posed to sacred sites and treaty rights. The company developing the pipeline, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, says it will be safe.Thousands of people, including Native Americans and indigenous people representing about 300 tribes from around the world, traveled to North Dakota in summer and fall of 2016 in an unprecedented show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.The tribe recently told the people remaining in the protest camps to leave due to safety and environmental concerns over flooding as the massive snowpack in the area melts. The snowpack typically melts swiftly in the area, causing rapid flooding that could sweep people and material into the river. The tribal council was also concerned about continuing protests at the Backwater Bridge leading to and from the area. The tribe had requested an end to those protests but some people in the camps had ignored that request.Previous Episcopal News Service coverage is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. January 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm Are conservative commentators here implying that the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Dakota Access Pipeline and indigenous rights are left-right issues? It seems to me that these matters should transcend partisan politics. Being a Republican doesn’t mean that you want to wreck nature or run roughshod over indigenous peoples. Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm I think we need to get some things straight about the Dakota Access Pipeline so we know what or if we even should protest.1. The pipeline does NOT cross any land owned by Standing Rock Sioux. It is ALL on private or federal land.2.The tribe WAS consulted dozens of times. The only thing they would accept is termination3.More than 50 other tribes DID participate in the process and we consulted4.Drinking water is NOT the problem. The drinking water intake was moved years ago 70 miles south of where the pipeline is going.5. The pipeline is to be installed 100 feet BELOW the riverbed.6. There are dozens of other pipelines of gas, oil, etc upstream already.7. The oil is ALREADY being shipped by train or trucks which have more potential to spill than the pipeline.This information came from and article in the WSJ 12/7/1016 by Kevin Cramer, North Dakota US Representative Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Glenn Johnson says: January 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm it is almost unimaginable the amount of harm this prez will do…almost, except to those who know what depths evil can go to. One might hope that these guys will over reach, but that is problematic….the Beast is very hard to beat. Im sure there were those in Germany, back in the day, that thought ‘surely , it wont get as bad as can be’. Thanks to the majority of american christians, we are about to find out.jan 20th national patriotic devotion day…wow, how facist of you JF Shinn says: Michael J. Staley says: Donald Heacock says: Michael Patterson says: Rector Washington, DC Michael C. Brown says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 5, 2017 at 2:36 pm No Glenn, people are leaving the church not because we are not Christians it’s because of people like you. We are sick of your name calling and demonizing those of us that don’t see your point of view. There are many of us who have a problem with the depth that the Episcopal Church has emersed itself into politics. When we are gone only you will be left with those like you. Christianity is a religion of acceptance not exclusion. Take a look into yourself before criticizing others. Rector Albany, NY Tom Cottrell says: Indigenous Ministries, January 31, 2017 at 12:15 am They left the church because they are not Christians, never were, never paid heed to the words of Jesus. Political parities have nothing to do with it. The words of Jesus are what count. Kilty Maoris says: Michael J. Staley says: Rector Tampa, FL January 24, 2017 at 8:33 pm Working men & women are despised by the Democrat Party. I belonged but no more. . .I pray it won’t happen in my churxhh . Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT elena laporosa says: January 28, 2017 at 9:17 pm This is the time of “The Jesus Movement”. When was the last time you went to church?? Most folks I worship with are working folks, both blur and white collar. And we have social programs for the less advantaged. are Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK January 29, 2017 at 1:26 am I should clarify that my view of what is “right” and “left” in the current political spectrum do not necessarily correspond with Democratic and Republican Party platforms… Terry Francis says: January 25, 2017 at 9:42 pm Michael Staley, let me first say that I’m a conservative who did not vote for Trump. Having said that I find your judgmental attitude toward people like Stephen who choose not to get on board the leftward leaning dump Trump bandwagon disturbing. True TEC should not be a country club, but it also shouldn’t be just another wing of the DNC. Who are you to accuse people like Stephen of being less of a Christian because he chooses not to be involved in these activities. That’s about as arrogant and un-Christian as it gets! As for doing holy work, many people have different definitions as to what holy work consists of. To you it means resisting Trump policies by any means necessary. If a Christian who is pro life chooses to picket a Planned Parenthood facility or an abortion clinic would you consider that holy work? Of course not. Instead you would probably condemn it. As a Christian you need to stop looking down on people who don’t agree with your views Michael. Our Lord and Savior doesn’t love you one iota more than He does people like Stephen. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Kilty Maoris says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 January 25, 2017 at 10:43 am Thank you Stephen. My family’s thoughts exactly. Jeffrey Jones says: January 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm As Gay Jennings+ said in her remarks following the election of Mr. Trump, “resistance is holy work.” Indeed it is. There were folks, like you, hiding behind stained glass windows, to paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, who used similar rhetoric to claim that the church should stay out of the racial politics in the south in the 1960s. But that was (and remains) holy work. Similarly, DAPL has racial and environmental implications, and it’s high time we do God’s work,” and be good stewards of creation, and to stand up for the afflicted. And so, while you claim that many people are leaving the church because the church chooses to act, I will also add that I, as a young convert, wouldn’t be interested in a church that stood idly by. I converted to a church, not a country club. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bill Louis says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY January 29, 2017 at 7:28 am Thanks Arden for information we will never see on the mainstream media. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments (23) Michael Patterson says: Tags January 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm Hi Terry,Let’s set the record straight: I didn’t say TEC should become another wing of the DNC, that Stephen has to make DAPL or Keystone XL (or the environment) as his own issues, or that Jesus loves me more than Stephen or anyone else because of the issues we take on individually or as a church. You said those things, not me. Further, I’m keenly aware that Christians embrace issues from different perspectives that often are in conflict. What I am saying is that the church has an obligation to be politically engaged. I don’t know what Stephen’s definition of “God’s work” is, but I do know that advocating for those whose rights are impinged upon, and for the right use of the environment is holy work. Yes, we must feed the hungry, but we also must work against a system that perpetuates hunger. I’m making an assumption here, and I hope not unfairly, but Stephen’s definition of God’s work seems to be focus on serving food and providing shelter, meanwhile staying out of politics. What I’m saying is that we must do both. February 5, 2017 at 3:14 pm Stephan-Any time we help others in our community, be it Indians in the S.W., or refugees, etc.we are doing “Gods Work”! – Blessings to those who see the large picture as ourChrist would have us do. Politics is not what is at stake here – clean water, for all,a decent way of life for all – these are moral values and our dear Episcopal churchhas for the most part stood by these morals. Thanks be to God. I am proud tobe Episcopalian for this very reason, Curate Diocese of Nebraska January 25, 2017 at 2:37 am Smart move. Welcome to prosperity and a real life. Daniel Jarvis says: January 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm Thanks Arden. As an Engineer, I see this happen all the time. To raise awareness, the opposition with the help of the press, develop a narrative that a group is being bullied/marginalizes and reinforcing this notion by challenging the do diligence of the design. The design effort could have followed all the laws and environment concerns and accomplished by faith based individuals but some how they are cursed and the good effort gets buried by the narrative. Basing “holy work” on someone’s narrative and not the facts or issues is troubling. We are all seekers of the God’s truth. Social justice issues seems to bring out division and either/or as opposite to both/and. Has anyone felt that inclusiveness is a buzz word that means think like me. Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Pjcabbiness says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls February 14, 2017 at 9:50 am ECUSA is clearly and openly left of center politically. That is a given. Interestingly, however, on the one hand we preach the solace of God’s eternal and unknowable plan while on the other we clearly “see” God’s hand in the positions we individually or corporately take. For anyone to claim that the Episcopal communion, or any other group or person, is definitively “doing God’s work” is much better informed than most. We have nothing more than opinions and, mostly, biases. And, we like nothing more than “being right.” If taking a political position makes you feel good or justified, examine it. If it gives you pleasure to oppose politics other than what you wish to identify with, examine it. If the Episcopal community were so righteous as it sometimes postures itself, it would have been on the front lines when the Ten Commandments were drummed out of public life, or when privately sponsored public prayer, and particularly prayer in schools, was declared anathema. Those positions, and many others like them defending the Gospel message, are, in my biased opinion, where the battle is being lost. This pipeline issue is at bottom simply part of the anti-oil crusade. Be anti-oil if you wish, but don’t use a thoroughly vetted public/private construction project as a stalking horse. And keep in mind that the world currently has at least a twenty-year forward need for fossil fuel supplies, even if useable large-scale alternate propulsion methodologies were uncovered today. Continue to develop the cleaner energy technologies – I’m certainly for that. But don’t forget the fuel tanks of those indigenous tribesmen’s pickup trucks or vital economic impact of long-haul truckers as you create more and more expensive gasoline and diesel fuel, or, for that matter, jet fuel the next time you board an airplane to go the a church conclave to demonstrate “doing God’s work.” Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Stephen Kratovil says: January 27, 2017 at 2:56 am Michael, I appreciate your reply. We all have to follow our hearts regarding how best to serve the Lord. If for you that means getting involved politically , fine. All I ask is that you respect the people who take a more traditional approach. They are not hiding behind stained glass windows any more than you are. They have their own way of expressing their faith, just as you do. And I will leave it at that. Let me wish you in advance a happy Lent. Rector Smithfield, NC January 29, 2017 at 12:42 am I have been an Episcopalian since the cradle, and the church’s active engagement in social justice is the primary reason why I proudly remain in the fold. In the present political climate in the U.S., the “left” is good and just, and the “right” is evil. If the church were to stand with the “right” side of the political spectrum, I would ditched it long ago. Youth Minister Lorton, VA margaret jones says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS January 25, 2017 at 3:10 am This nation is finally moving in the right direction! Thank you Lord. Bill Louis says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group February 13, 2017 at 11:52 am Michael:You’re entitled to your political beliefs, but to cloak leftist activism as God’s “holy work” is rather presumptuous. I guess God speaks directly to you, and you have received a personal message that God doesn’t want an oil pipeline.The Episcopalian leadership has turned political, which is the reason disaffected members like myself have left the Episcopal Church. There is no leftist or political correctness issue that the Church does not weigh in on. To paraphrase the words of Huckleberry Finn, “I’ve seen the people who say they are going to heaven, and if they are going to be there, I don’t think I’ll try for it.”The Comments to this article, as well as other articles on ENS, reflect the disharmony and divisions caused by the actions of the Episcopal Church and its intolerance for anything that is not in line with its leftist agenda. Rather than call to resist, riot and protest, the call should be for unity, reconciliation and dialogue that avoids name-calling and vitriolic personal attacks. As far as good works are concerned, Stephen’s acts in “serving food and providing shelter” to the poor, which you demean and denigrate, are far more constructive than all of your rants and “holy work” proclamations.I have found another Church where I go home on Sundays enlightened rather than angry and frustrated. There is a sign at the door: “Please turn off your cell-phones and leave your umbrellas and politics at the door.” Standing Rock Terry Francis says: Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Dakota Access Pipeline, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH January 24, 2017 at 7:23 pm I’ve been an Episcopalian all my life, as well as attending Episcopal schools, and I find the Church’s swing to the left on political matters and opining on secular matters and government policy, very disturbing. A significant numbers of my friends have left the church over this liberal political bias. I expect if the Church doesn’t change its incursion in political life, only Hollywood types and the far left liberal wing of the Progressives will only be the only potential members. Please get back to God’s work and welcome all of all different political persuasions and leave politics outside the Church door. Donald Trump, Arden R Olson says: January 25, 2017 at 2:36 am At last, we have a man who will lead and not take any fake information from these anarchists and rabble rousers. They have gotten all the money they can from the government and now they try a new tactic. Well, there is a new sheriff in town and he and his pardners mean business. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Korea agreement described as ‘beginning of a new history of…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Apr 30, 2018 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Korea agreement described as ‘beginning of a new history of reconciliation and peace’ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] A national ecumenical body which includes the Anglican Church of Korea has welcomed the April 27 historic agreement between the leaders of North and South Korea. The Panmunjom Agreement was signed at the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit by the Republic of Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Amongst a range of peace-building initiatives, the Panmunjom Agreement includes a commitment to the denuclearization of the peninsula.Read the entire article here. Rector Belleville, IL Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Advocacy Peace & Justice, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Korean tension Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Triodos backs marketing volunteering site Pimp My Cause

first_img  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Digital Marketing pro bono Volunteering Triodos backs marketing volunteering site Pimp My Cause Sustainable finance specialist Triodos Bank is the first corporate partner of Pimp My Cause, the new social enterprise that aims to match professional marketers with charities and non-profits to whom they can donate their talent and expertise.Dr Bevis Watts, Head of Business Banking at Triodos said: “Pimp My Cause is an inspiring example of how money isn’t the only commodity in society; that giving time and expertise can be an even more powerful way of making things happen. With charities facing cuts at a time when society arguably needs their support more than ever, Pimp My Cause is an idea of its time which could be replicated in many ways.”The first piece of marketing work generated by the site was contributed by Alex Epstein, former candidate on the BBC’s Apprentice, in support of the youth development charity UK Youth, helping them create a new marketing strategy based on participatory campaigns and youth development initiatives. He has now been joined in his work with the charity by fellow Apprentice contestant Melody Hossaini, a social entrepreneur working in the youth sector with her skills development enterprise Inspire Engage.Professional marketers can browse profile listings of the causes and their needs. They can work on their own or team up with other marketers on the platform to form an “open source” marketing department. The site now “has several hundred members” and over 130 charities and non-profit organisations have listed their requirements.Other early examples of work contributed through the site include a new digital campaign strategy for a regional office of the RSPCA, strategic planning and network building for the mental health charity Upbeat in London and graphic design for the Samrong Farm Orphanage in Cambodia, as well as PR support for the award-winning social enterprise “I’m a person too!”.Pimp My Cause also features a Twitter help desk which fields questions from charities around the world on their marketing challenges, a discussion forum, and a series of expert interviews with top marketers and marketing authors.www.pimpmycause.org Howard Lake | 2 September 2011 | 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.last_img read more

Fire service attacked in Galliagh

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th By admin – October 22, 2015 WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Google+ Previous articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 22nd OctoberNext articleAnt-Man director back for the sequel admin Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Fire service attacked in Galliagh The Fire Service came under attack while trying to put out a fire on the Moss Road in Galliagh tonight. A number of items were placed on the road and set on fire, and then fire service personnel were attacked when the arrived to deal with it.Sinn Fein Councillor Sandra Duffy says it was one of a number of incidents in the area, and commended community and youth workers who have been out on the ground to defuse the situation.She says it’s vital the message goes out that these attacks are totally wrong and will only have a detrimental effect on the area……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/sandragalliagh.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

No Case For Assault Made Out; Bombay HC Grants Bail To Man Who Argued With Homeguard After Being Told To Wear Mask [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesNo Case For Assault Made Out; Bombay HC Grants Bail To Man Who Argued With Homeguard After Being Told To Wear Mask [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap7 May 2020 10:47 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted relief to a doctor accused of “assaulting” a homeguard and obstructing him from performing his duty after getting into a verbal altercation when he was asked to wear a mask. Justice Bharati Dangre allowed the anticipatory bail application filed by Shekhar Sanadi who was accused by one Shailesh Mali, a homeguard with Shahupur police station…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?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted relief to a doctor accused of “assaulting” a homeguard and obstructing him from performing his duty after getting into a verbal altercation when he was asked to wear a mask. Justice Bharati Dangre allowed the anticipatory bail application filed by Shekhar Sanadi who was accused by one Shailesh Mali, a homeguard with Shahupur police station of obstructing him from performing his duty after the accused was found without a mask and told to wear it as is mandatory. However, the accused allegedly got in an altercation with him and two others. On March 27, the complainant was assigned the duty of bandobast for prevention of Coronavirus, in terms of the notification issued by the State Government and while he was along with two of his colleagues was instructing people about the preventive measures to be taken for combating the virus at Sadar Bazaar, Masjid Chowk. Allegedly the applicant accused came to the spot on his scooter and after being asked to wear a mask entered into a verbal altercation. Court noted- “The complaint refers to the said altercation in detail and alleges that he was instigated in the discharge of his official duty by the applicant and as far as the assault is concerned, the complaint refers that he placed his hand on his shoulder. With this allegation, the offence has been registered under Section 323, 353 and 506 of the IPC against the present applicant and also under the relevant provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005.” However, Justice Dangre concluded that prima facie no case for assault is made out- “On perusal of the FIR, prima facie what emerges is a verbal altercation between the complainant and the applicant while the latter was discharging his duty. No ingredients of Sections 323 and 353 of the IPC are made out from the complaint/FIR.” Thus, Court said that in light of the circumstances, the applicant is entitled for ad-interim bail subject to a few conditions like in the event of arrest, the applicant shall be released on bail on furnishing a bond of Rs.50,000. The next date of hearing in the matter is July 7. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Raj HC Inquires From Government About Provision For Return Of 19 Lakh Migrants Stranded In Other States [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesRaj HC Inquires From Government About Provision For Return Of 19 Lakh Migrants Stranded In Other States [Read Order] Mehal Jain13 May 2020 4:30 AMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday inquired from the state government about the provisions for the return of over 19 lakh migrant workers presently stranded in Gujarat and some south-Indian states. The Division Bench of the Principal Bench at Jodhpur granted the Rajasthan government a day’s time to respond, upon the request of the Additional Advocate General. The matter will now be heard…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?LoginThe Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday inquired from the state government about the provisions for the return of over 19 lakh migrant workers presently stranded in Gujarat and some south-Indian states. The Division Bench of the Principal Bench at Jodhpur granted the Rajasthan government a day’s time to respond, upon the request of the Additional Advocate General. The matter will now be heard on Thursday. As reported by the PTI, petitioner Hari Singh Rajpurohit has urged that a phased and expedited mechanism must be provided by the government for the return of the state’s migrant workers, who are stuck at the border while road or rail transportation be arranged for those stranded outside Rajasthan. We have also prayed for the abrogation of the need for the state’s (Rajasthan) approval to let migrant workers in if they have got the consent from the state of origin, said the petitioner’s counsel Moti Singh. Singh further told the court that on May 7, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had asked other states not to issue e-passes to migrants returning to Rajasthan without its permission while on May 10, it decided that only those who had their own vehicles could enter. Since April 30, when buses and trains were roped in to transport the migrants, about 15 lakh of them registered on the state portal. What has the state government done so far to bring them back, he said. These migrant workers have walked barefoot on highways without and food or facility to rest and now they are stuck at the border for want of an e-pass. How could such people be expected to have smartphones and access to e-mitras for registration and obtaining e-passes, Singh argued in the court. The migrants have ration cards of Rajasthan and are not eligible for ration in other states as per the provisions of the Food Security ActClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

2008 Bengaluru Blasts Case: Accused Abdul Nazir Maudany Moves Supreme Court Seeking Relaxation Of Bail Condition To Move To Kerala

first_imgTop Stories2008 Bengaluru Blasts Case: Accused Abdul Nazir Maudany Moves Supreme Court Seeking Relaxation Of Bail Condition To Move To Kerala Srishti Ojha31 March 2021 6:49 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has been approached by Abdul Nazir Maudany, accused in the 2008 serial bomb blast case seeking relaxation of condition imposed by the Apex Court while granting him bail on 11th July 2014.An application has been filed before the top court by Maudany, Kerala-based PDP Chairman, seeking relaxation of the condition whereby he was directed to not leave the city of Bangalore. Maudany…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?LoginSupreme Court has been approached by Abdul Nazir Maudany, accused in the 2008 serial bomb blast case seeking relaxation of condition imposed by the Apex Court while granting him bail on 11th July 2014.An application has been filed before the top court by Maudany, Kerala-based PDP Chairman, seeking relaxation of the condition whereby he was directed to not leave the city of Bangalore. Maudany has sought relaxation to the extent that he be permitted to travel to his hometown in Kerala till pendency of trial.The relaxation has been sought on the ground that the undertaking on the basis of which bail conditions survives have since lapsed and the trial has not been concluded even after 6 years.The applicant has also cited the top Court’s observation in his case where the Court had stated that asked the trial court regarding the desirable time required to complete trial of all accused if the cases were tried separately or jointly.The applicant has argued that progress of case before trial court is crawling at snails pace and was hampered on several occasions. The prosecution has miserably failed to adhere to schedule of trial which was also scuttled due to inability to bring witnesses in time.Maudany has contended that there is no Presiding Officers in the trial at present , as after the recent transfer of the officer no other officer has been appointed. This shows that trial may not be concluded anytime soon.According to Maudany, it has already been 11 years since his arrest and he has spent 7 years in Bangalore under conditional bail while he has only been in his hometown for 25 days in last 11 years.The applicant has contended that he suffers from multiple ailments and his health condition is worsening. Ever since he was remanded to custody, he has been denied proper and timely treatment on account of which he has also lost total vision in his right eye.However according to the applicant he was unable to take the alternative methods of treatment including Ayurveda due to the embargo on him to move beyond limits of jurisdiction of Bangalore city. He is also unable to avail proper healthcare due to high rate of Covid19 cases in Bangalore.The applicant has further stated the the Apex Court has already relaxed his bail conditions previously and permitted him to travel to his hometown on three previous occasions. The applicant has stated that he has always adhered to bail conditions imposed and there have been no complaints against him.The applicant has further sought the relaxation on the ground that his father suffered a stroke and is in a partially paralysed condition. Also his presence is not argued required at this stage of the trialThe present applicant has been filed by Advocate RS Jena on behalf of the applicant.The Apex Court had in 2014 granted Maudany bail till pendency of trial before before the Additional City Civil Judge on grounds that he was an under-trial prisoner and had been judicial custody for 4 years and was suffering from ailments like diabetes, heart disease, etc. The bail was granted in a special leave petition filed by Maudany challenging order of the Karnataka High Court.After confessions were made by suspected T Nazir, Lashkar-e-Taiba operative linking Madani to the Bangalore blasts that had led to death of one person and injury to 20 others, Abudul Madani was named as the 31st accused in chargesheet filed by the police.Next Storylast_img read more

Orange fire warning issued

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An orange fire warning has been issued.The Department of Agriculture says setting fires on open ground during the public health emergency would be particularly reckless.The alert will last until Tuesday. Previous articlePolice investigating overnight shooting incident in OmaghNext articlePolice to step up patrols and enforcement measures News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews Orange fire warning issuedcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – April 10, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

‘Red Caps’ count blessings

first_img Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Stone said the fluid that collected around his heart was successfully removed.“That was nearly 12 years ago and only have to take one pill a day,” he said. “I know how blessed I am.”Having been involved with the American Heart Association, Stone was keenly aware of the dangers of heart disease and stroke. He knew that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, so when his daughter was found to be suffering from a series of small heart attacks, he knew the seriousness of the situation. And, so did she.“My dad had the heart problem and he was involved with the Heart Association, so I tried to eat healthy. I would leave half of the porkchop on my plate,” Betts said. “Buttter and mayonnaise are not a food group but that’s the Southern way.” Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In February 2010, Betts’ energy level hit rock bottom. She experienced flu-like symptoms but attributed what was happening to her body with the after-effects of colon surgery some months earlier.“When I went to see the doctor, he asked me how long I had been having those small heart attacks,” she said. “I had not even thought about my heart so it was a shock.”Betts was kept overnight in the local hospital and sent by ambulance to a Montgomery hospital the next day.“I was to have triple bypass surgery on Friday but was bumped to Monday,” she said. “It was hard having to wait but many prayers were said on my behalf from family and friends and First Baptist Church. I felt the power of prayer like I had never felt before it was awesome. I knew I was going to be all right.”Betts made it through the surgery and the surgery was successful to to point that she only has to take asprin to help keep her blood thin.Like her dad, Bett is blessed.“The doctor told me that I’m good for another 45 years,” she said, with a smile. “I know that the research the American Heart Association does is making a difference because it made a difference in my life and in my dad’s.” Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Doctor shares health tips with women While women are very aware and concerned about breast cancer, they are 10 times more likely to suffer from heart… read more By Jaine Treadwell ‘Red Caps’ count blessings Published 6:18 am Friday, February 10, 2012 Sponsored Content “It’s because of the work done by the American Heart Association that we are here,” said Stone, who is a member of the Pike County Chapter of the American Heart Association. “We will wear our Red Caps proudly on Saturday.”The Pike County Heart Association’s annual “Red Cap” Survivors Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church and all survivors of heart disease and strokes and their caregivers, past and present, are invited to attend.Stone and Betts will be there, and like so many others, they will have stories to share about how advancement in the diagnosis and treatments of heart disease saved their lives. Otis Stone and his daughter, Wendy Betts, are members of the Red Cap society and to become a member, one has to have been richly blessed.“And, we are blessed.  Both of us,” Betts said. “My dad in one way and me in another.”Stone and Betts are survivors of heart disease. He had congestive heart failure in 2000 and she had several “small” heart attacks over a three week period in 2010 and then triple bypass surgery. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Minister backs campaign to give HR voice in Europe

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Minister backs campaign to give HR voice in EuropeOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today The CIPD and the HR profession as a whole must strive to have a strongervoice in Europe over forthcoming employment legislation, says EmploymentRelations Minister Alan Johnson. Johnson told Personnel Today that UK business – and HR in particular –neglects its responsibilities in helping to shape European employmentdirectives that often have a significant impact on employment practices in thiscountry. He urged HR to become more proactive on the European stage instead ofwaiting until directives are incorporated in UK law before getting involved. “It [the HR profession] could do more in Europe. I have got thisfeeling that business in Britain does not punch its weight in Europe. Theagenda is there in Europe and whether we like it or not, it is not going to goaway,” Johnson said. “Trade unions are very effective in arguing their case in Europe.Politicians are certainly very effective. Whether business is as effective isquestionable, especially whether the HR part of business is getting its voiceheard.” Johnson welcomed the groundbreaking study by Personnel Today and theEmployment Lawyers Association which gives UK-based HR professionals theopportunity to influence the European Commission on the Working Time Directive.Launched in Personnel Today last week, the survey results will be fed backto the EC which is considering removing the UK’s opt-out provision, that allowsstaff to choose to work longer than 48 hours a week. “In the current climate the scrapping of the opt-out would be very damagingfor productivity I am sure about that,” Johnson said. “The opt-out is good,” he said. “It’s a good balance forindividuals to have the right to work more than 48 hours, but not be forcedto.” He cited the drafting of the Agency Workers Directive – which will givetemporary staff the same employment rights as permanent staff from day one – asan example where HR could have played a more active role. Employers are concerned the temps directive would threaten thecompetitiveness of UK firms through increasing red tape and staffing costs. Andthe CBI estimates it could lead to up to 300,000 temporary jobs being cut. “This is an issue where British business should be heard, it should notalways be the Government. Our role is important but so is the business case.The channels are there for consultation and are an important influence on theEuropean Commission, Parliament and Council of Ministers,” he said. Johnson believes HR has an opportunity to make its voice heard in businessnext year when the Employment Act comes into force, giving staff the right torequest flexible working. He warned employers that if they do not fully embrace voluntary flexibleworking rights for staff the Government might consider introducing legislationto give employees statutory rights following a review of the Act in 2006. “It [HR] might like to suggest [to its companies] that if they look atthese issues as burdens on business then they are looking at them through thewrong end of the telescope. Actually what it is all about is improving businessperformance and HR managers could make that case more effectively,” hesaid. Johnson is optimistic that other proposals in the Employment Act, toencourage employers and staff to use statutory grievance procedures beforemaking an application to employment tribunal, will lead to a reduction of about30,000 tribunal cases a year. He does believe HR is taken more seriously by business than in the past, butwarns the profession it must strive even harder for central billing in the boardroom,particularly in the current difficult economic climate. “There is still room for improvement in how seriously HR is taken bybusiness,” he said. “Lots of companies had HR directors on the boardin the past, but they were cut back in the 1980s and early ’90s when theremight have been a feeling that they where not necessary. But they [HR directorson the board] are certainly necessary now.” He hinted that a name change for the profession might help HR achieve itsgoal of becoming a strategic business partner. “Human resources’ is as if humans are there as a resource. The termrankles with me and people can be quite sarcastic. I think personnel is a bitbetter,” he said. [email protected] Johnson hits backEmployment relations minister AlanJohnson rejected suggestions that the UK is in the midst of an industrialrelations crisis, despite the problems of trying to resolve the firefighters’dispute.He said there will be just over one million working days lostto strikes this year compared to eight million working days lost on averageevery year during the 1980s and 13 million in the 1970s.Johnson, who refused to discuss the firefighters’ dispute,said: “It [industrial relations] is not as good as it could be, but it isnot as bad as it is being painted. There is no turmoil on the streets, nowinter or summer of discontent. It is lazy journalism to suggest that there is.”Strike banJohnson refused to rule out banning essential services stafffrom industrial action following a year of high-profile strike action in thepublic services and transport sectors.He did, however, dismiss a suggestion by the business researchand consultancy organisation, The Work Foundation, which called for compulsoryarbitration in disputes involving essential public services.The minister is also opposed to Conservative proposals tochange union balloting laws – forcing 50 per cent of membership to vote infavour of industrial action instead of 50 per cent of the ballot. The firefighters are currently in a bitter long-term industrialdispute over their claim for a 40 per cent wage hike to take starting salariesto £30,000 a year.Talks aimed at resolving the dispute broke down at the lastminute because they were not tied to changes in working practices such astraining fire brigade staff as paramedics.London Underground staff were also balloted on strike actionlast week after the company sent home employees without pay who refused to workduring the fire strike because of safety concerns.In addition, London-based local government workers downed toolslast week over a £4,000-a-year London Weighting claim.   Other disputes over the past 12 months have included anationwide strike by local government staff as well industrial action byfurther education staff, benefit agency workers, London Underground employeesand staff working for train operators South West Trains and Arriva TrainsNorthern. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more