NCVO backs Lottery Bill amendment on additionality

first_img 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. NCVO is keen to see that the principle of additionality is upheld. The issue has taken on increased importance in light of the decision to create a new single ‘good cause’ for the distributor, The Big Lottery Fund (BLF), which makes allocations to charitable expenditure, health, education, and the environment. These areas also fall within government expenditure so it is important that a distinction is maintained between lottery funding and funding for activities that should be paid for through general taxation.Stuart Etherington, NCVO Chief Executive said: “This amendment would ensure that all lottery distributors have to consider whether their funding is free from political interference and distinct from core government expenditure.” He called on the government to support it. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 July 2005 | News The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has backed an amendment to the National Lottery Bill tabled by the Liberal Democrats and is calling on the Government to endorse it.The amendment, submitted by Liberal Democrat MPs Don Foster MP and Jo Swinson, addresses the contentious issue of additionality, or how to ensure that Lottery funds aren’t used as substitutes for services that are and should be funded by the government.The amendment requires the Culture Secretary to issue ./guidance to lottery distributors on how it allocates funds to good causes. The ./guidance would call on lottery distributors to make a distinction between core central government expenditure and lottery funding; local government expenditure and lottery funding and also seeks to ensure that lottery funding is allocated free from political interference. Advertisement  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO backs Lottery Bill amendment on additionalitylast_img read more

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Young Olympic Hopefuls Lead Full Lives to Reach Their Dreams

first_img Make a comment center column 4 Young Olympic Hopefuls Lead Full Lives to Reach Their Dreams From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 24, 2014 | 12:45 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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In addition to a strong desire and ambition to succeed, it takes juggling friends and family, school, training and competing commitments to make these kids successful. And don’t forget the support of their parents.Figure SkatingKamryn Coffey, age 16, is a competitive figure skater who trains six days a week, four to seven hours a day. She begins her days early, skating from 6:30 to 8:30am. Then it’s off to school at Halstrom Academy where she attends three days a week, then it’s back to the rink for another two to five more hours of training. In addition to a busy training schedule comes a hectic travel schedule for competition. “With my skating, I travel a lot,” said Kamryn. “Throughout the year, I go pretty much all over the country.” It’s a demanding schedule, but Kamryn loves it. She has been a competitive skater since the age of three and hopes to make it to the Olympics.Ice HockeyGarrett Geane, age 18 is living in Canada from September through April so he can play hockey with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Steinbach Pistons. Like Kamryn, Garrett’s days begin early, with the morning skate. He then “attends” class for an hour each morning from via Skype with his teachers at Halstrom Academy. After class he has time to complete homework before heading back to the rink for the afternoon practice.As his mother, Jeanne Boyce puts it, “Garrett is having the most unbelievable time of his life.” He works hard, but he’s getting to do what he loves. Like other athletes who live away from home, Garrett lives with a “billet family.” These families offer room and board to amateur athletes under the age of 20 who leave home to join elite teams in other towns. Garrett’s parents visit him in Canada about once a month.SnowboardingJamie DeCesare, age 14 and competitive snow boarder is living in Colorado this winter so he can train with his coach and compete. As a snowboarder, he trains seven days a week. He competes in four areas – boarder cross, which is his favorite, as well as slalom, giant slalom and slope style. He’s also starting to train in half pipe, which was something he wasn’t able to do in California.Because his training is so intensive during the winter months, Jamie takes advantage of Halstrom’s flexible scheduling by attending school in the summer and fall, and takes the winter off to focus solely on his sport. He will return to California in April, and will start his sophomore year in June.A One-to-One School With Flexible Scheduling Helps Olympic Hopefuls Achieve Their DreamsIn 1985, Halstrom introduced Southern California families to a new, revolutionary concept: school with one-teacher to one-student class sizes and flexible class scheduling. Since then, Halstrom has helped thousands of students such as Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen, and professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, achieve their educational goals.“I’m loving school at Halstrom,” says Kamryn. “It’s so awesome because of my schedule. And the 1:1 teaching at Halstrom is fantastic. It helps me grasp concepts easier, and it helps me to really learn better. At public school I fell behind in homework because I didn’t have time to do it all.”Jamie says he likes school a lot, and says he loves Halstrom because he really learns. The 1:1 teaching is great because he can move along at his pace, and not have to wait for other students in the class.Halstrom is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers more than 150 courses including AP courses and many that are U.C./C.S.U. certified and 96 NCAA approved. An in-depth college and career planning program prepares students for life beyond high school and has helped many students go on to prestigious universities. Halstrom offers year-round open enrollment at its Pasadena campus in addition to eight campuses located through out Southern California. Halstrom classes are also available via webcam through an online program. For more information visit www.halstromacademy.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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VTrans cautions motorists not to drive on closed roads

first_imgWith foliage beginning to reach its peak in some Vermont areas, and roadway traffic expected to increase over the next few weeks, Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Brian Searles today reminded motorists to respect road-closed signs in storm-damaged regions of the state. Road crews have reported that motorists in some areas are increasingly driving past signs that clearly indicate the roadway is either closed or open only to local traffic. As a result, increased traffic through construction zones is slowing work and endangering the safety of both motorists and highway workers. ‘Vermont is a spectacular place during fall-foliage season,’ Searles said.  ‘The vast majority of Vermont is open to public travel and welcomes your visit,’ Searles said. ‘But when you see a road-closed sign, please respect its message and seek an alternate route.’ Closed roads can contain hazards that are not delineated to warn passing traffic because the roadway is closed. In other areas, the roadway is damaged to a level that pleasure cars cannot navigate without risk of damage or injury. Also, some roadways are constricted and so narrow that large vehicles, such as RVs, could become stuck. Questions regarding storm-damaged roads and bridges related to Tropical Storm Irene can be answered by the call center at: 1-800-Vermont. People can also find road information at www.511vt.com(link is external) and on VTrans’ website at www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external) where they can sign up for travel updates for their mobile phone, and follow the agency’s progress on both Facebook and Twitter.VTrans 9.30.2011last_img read more

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Panetta Says Violent Extremism Threatens Latin America

first_img Even in a region where some of the United States’ closest military partners are steadily improving national stability and security, the threat of violent extremism is spreading, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in Brasilia on April 24. During a weeklong trip that included stops in Bogotá, Colombia; Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Santiago, Chile, the secretary met with military and political leaders to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to help with common defense challenges. Increasingly, one of those challenges involves violent extremist organizations and the growing engagement of Iran in the region. “We always have a concern about, in particular, the [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] and efforts by the IRGC to expand their influence, not only throughout the Middle East but also into this region,” Panetta said during a briefing en route to Colombia. “In my book,” he added, “that relates to expanding terrorism.” In March, in written testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, detailed the regional activities of Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based Shi’a Muslim militant group and political party, and Iran. Southcom’s area of responsibility includes Central America, South America and the Caribbean. “We do see evidence of international terrorist groups benefitting from the intertwined systems of illicit trafficking and money laundering in our AOR,” Fraser said. In South America, funding for Hezbollah is raised through charitable donations as well as through drug trafficking and dealing in counterfeit and pirated goods, he said. In 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department identified the Lebanese Canadian Bank as a “primary money laundering concern” for its role in facilitating money laundering activities of Ayman Joumaa and his Lebanon-based drug trafficking network, which also channeled financial support to Hezbollah. Joumaa also is accused of smuggling U.S.-bound cocaine through Central America and Mexico and laundering money for Mexican narco-trafficking cartel Los Zetas, and many Colombian and Venezuelan suppliers. “In addition to Hezbollah supporters throughout South America, the region is home to a small number of violent extremist organizations, Fraser said. “We remain vigilant for the potential radicalization of homegrown extremists,” the general added. “We take Iranian activity in the hemisphere seriously and we monitor its activities closely,” Fraser said. The expansion of terrorism is an area of concern for the region and its partners, Panetta said. “I hope we can work together,” the secretary added, “to make sure that all the steps are taken to ensure that anything that encourages terrorism can be fought against.” By Dialogo April 27, 2012last_img read more

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License tag would fund children’s legal services

first_img March 1, 2004 Regular News License tag would fund children’s legal services License tag would fund children’s legal services Florida Bar members may soon be able to show their support for children’s legal services.The Bar is asking the legislature to approve a specialty license plate advocating justice for children, with the proceeds going to The Florida Bar Foundation to help fund children’s legal programs.Board member Jim Lupino, chair of the Communications Committee, told the Board of Governors recently that his committee approved the concept, saying he expected a successful effort to market the plates. He also said the Bar’s Citizens Forum was enthusiastic about the plates and offered marketing suggestions.Bar President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson reported that a bill has been submitted to legislative bill drafting and was ready for committee action.The idea for the bill, she said, actually came from former Bar President Ed Blumberg. He recently wrote Johnson and said he hadn’t been able to get to the proposal during his year at the Bar’s helm and suggested she look into the concept.The goal, Johnson said, is simple: “Have a continuing source of revenue for children’s programs.”Chief Legislative Counsel Steve Metz told the board the future of the bill is uncertain because some lawmakers are advocating ending the specialty license plate program.“There is a big discussion in the legislature on whether there should be any specialty plates, but if any pass this year, it will be this one,” he said.Despite that, the legislation is being introduced in the Senate by Sens. Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, Ron Saunders, R-Naples, and Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac. It is being sponsored in the House by Rep. Mark Mahon, R-Jacksonville.If the bill passes, the Bar would have to submit a petition with 15,000 signatures of people willing to buy the plate. The Bar will pick up the $30,000 cost of conducting a required survey, and the Bar and the Foundation will split the $60,000 application fee, although that expense could be reimbursed from sales.The plate must also sell 8,000 copies in five years, or it would be dropped from the program. Florida currently has 84 specialty plates, and although some critics have said that’s too many, a couple of other states actually have a larger number.Tentative designs for the plate show a sketch of kids sitting on the scales of justice, with the slogan “Kids Deserve Justice.”last_img read more

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Compliance, BSA 101, audits lead new CUNA compliance eSchool

first_imgCUNA continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img CUNA announced its new Introduction to Compliance eSchool, which will take place for three Monday sessions April 27-May 11, 2020.“Staying current on ever-evolving rules and regulations is challenging even for seasoned compliance professionals,” says Melisa Kallestad, director of compliance & lending education at CUNA. “This eSchool is designed especially for professionals new to compliance to quickly build a comprehensive compliance foundation to succeed in their role. It’s also a great resource for a thorough review for seasoned professionals.”Attendees will cover need-to-know compliance information that includes an overview of major credit union compliance issues, key considerations for risk assessments, critical regulations and resources to solve compliance challenges.Sessions include:last_img read more

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Thai AirAsia X coming to Croatia next year?

first_imgThai low cost airline AirAsia X, as part of expanding its fleet and network to Europe, is considering launching flights to Croatia next year.The introduction of flights to Croatia will depend on the audit of the Secret Civil Aviation Agency (ICAO) in September this year. Currently, a number of countries have banned Thai carriers due to security concerns. However, after being approved by ICAO as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency, Thai AirAsia X plans to introduce regular services from its base at Bangkok Central Airport, Don Mueang, to Eastern Europe by adding three to four Airbus A330- 300, portal reports ExYu Aviation,The CEO of Thai AirAsia X, Tassapon Bijleveld, did not specify which destinations he plans to place in the coming period, but cites Croatia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland as options. He described Eastern Europe as less competitive with high market potential. “We don’t look at big European cities like London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Paris, which are very competitive with little chance of making money. Realistically, boarding for flights in Eastern Europe should be in six months, which means that services could start in the second half of 2018 “Bijleveld told the Bangkok Post.AirAsia X currently connects 23 destinations across Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Xian, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Chongqing, New Delhi and Kathmandu), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast) , Auckland, the Middle East (Jeddah, Tehran and Muscat) and Africa (Mauritius).Uniline, after Shanghai, opened an office in SeoulExpanding its foreign markets in Asia systematically and in the long run, Uniline, Croatia’s largest tour operator, has opened, after Shanghai, its office in Seoul, South Korea.Uniline’s new office is located in a residential part of Seoul, about a kilometer and a half from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and about two kilometers from the Dynasty Palace. “Uniline’s goal is for every tenth Korean to experience and get to know the beauties of Croatia and South-Eastern Europe in the long run. ” pointed out Robert Sedlar, executive sales director of the travel company Uniline. In order to achieve these goals, the company announces numerous marketing and sales activities in the Korean market, and for this purpose, negotiations are underway to open an air charter line between Seoul and Dubrovnik.According to the latest census, South Korea has over 51 million inhabitants, and in 2016 in Croatia there were about 380 thousand arrivals and 450 thousand overnight stays of Korean guests, which is 10% more than in 2015, or in the last 6 to 7 years increased by as much as 30 times. The scale and goal are set high, but luck accompanies the brave and persistent visionaries, so we should certainly praise Uniline’s efforts and proactivity in developing new markets, including a large market such as South Korea.last_img read more

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COVID-19: Indonesia logs new record daily death toll

first_imgHe made no further comment on the high death toll.East Java reported the highest toll on Sunday with 52 deaths, bringing the number of COVID-19 deaths in the region to 1,401. East Java remains the province with the highest death toll, far surpassing other regions, including Jakarta’s 736 deaths. The Health Ministry announced 127 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, the highest one-day death toll so far.The previous highest daily toll was recorded on July 15, when 87 people were reported to have died of the virus.“One hundred twenty-seven deaths were recorded today, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 4,143,” the ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said in his daily press briefing on Sunday, referring to the number for the 24 hours ending at noon on Sunday. Central Java followed East Java with 23 deaths logged on Sunday. Meanwhile, both Jakarta and South Sulawesi recorded nine new deaths, respectively.“We should understand that virus transmission is still happening, so please abide by the health protocols,” Yurianto said.The Health Ministry recently expanded its definition of a COVID-19 death “for surveillance purposes” to include the deaths of probable cases but has yet to publicly announce the numbers under the new definition.Tempo Magazine recently reported that an internal COVID-19 task force database showed 13,885 COVID-19-related deaths as of July 3.Indonesia has the largest number of confirmed cases and the highest death toll in Southeast Asia. Its reported case figure recently surpassed that of China, where the outbreak began. Yurianto reported another 1,639 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 86,521 confirmed cases nationwide.Topics :last_img read more

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David Luiz says Mohamed Salah didn’t feel shirt pull and bemoans penalty decision

first_img Comment Advertisement The Brazilian wasn’t happy with the decision to award Liverpool a spot-kick (Picture: Getty)David Luiz has criticised the decision to award Liverpool a second-half penalty in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield and says Mohamed Salah told him he didn’t even feel the shirt pull.The Brazilian centre-back, a deadline day arrival from Chelsea for £8million, tugged Salah back inside the box at the start of the second half and the referee immediately pointed to the spot.Salah made no mistake from 12 yards – and later bamboozled Luiz again to score his second goal – but the Arsenal defender felt there was not sufficient contact to award a penalty and claims Salah agreed. David Luiz says Mohamed Salah didn’t feel shirt pull and bemoans penalty decision Luiz says there was not enough power in the pull to disrupt Salah (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Luiz said: ‘I think the second goal, the penalty, killed the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Yes [it was instinctive], I think you cannot take this out of the players, it’s just a reflex. When I turn I see and I take but I take off the power [of the pull].‘That’s when I spoke with Momo [Salah] and he said, “I didn’t feel you touch me, that’s why I didn’t go down to the floor”.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But now the VAR you cannot see the power [of the shirt pull] so it’s difficult for the referees, he saw the shirt like that. It’s difficult for them, so I cannot complain to the referees.‘If you play with an extra-large shirt now it could be a penalty every time. It’s interpretation. If you pull someone with power and you stop him trying to go to the ball it’s different. This was just a reflex.center_img Luiz says the yellow he received prevented him from stopping Salah for the third goal (Getty)‘But that’s it, he scored the penalty and gave me a yellow. For the third goal I could not make the foul and put my team in trouble with 10 men.‘So I think I conditioned my game after that, it was more difficult, but the team fight until the end.’He added: ‘If I pull your shirt or put my hand on your shirt it’s totally different, the power is different. VAR is difficult for them they cannot see the power. It depends on the interpretation. I spoke with Momo he said, “I didn’t feel that”.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Ewan RobertsSaturday 24 Aug 2019 8:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Is the future of food flexitarian?

first_imgVegetarianism and veganism are becoming more and more mainstream, with an increasing choice of meat-free options available in restaurants and supermarkets. However, most of the population still consume meat and dairy products.Among this group of meat-eaters are the 14% of Brits who consider themselves “flexitarians”: while they consume meat occasionally, their diet is mainly plant-based. This is twice as many as pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans combined.YouGov’s latest white paper “Is the future of food flexitarian?” looks at how cooking habits and food attitudes differ between those who eat meat and those who don’t. It also explores whether flexitarianism is a stepping stone on the journey to a meat-free diet or a lifestyle choice on its own. The data also reveals how brands can capitalise on the rise of diets free from animal products.Fill in your details below to access the white paper now.last_img read more

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