Ethical pension funds

Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 July 2000 | News 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ethical investment funds should get a boost from today now that pension fund trustees are required by law to state if and how they incorporate social, environmental and ethical considerations into account in their investment policy. The new regulation is an amendment to the 1995 Pensions Act.Amnesty International UK is offering a free pack to advise on this issue. Ask Becky Hess for a copy of Pensions: Protecting your future… and theirs? Ethical pension funds About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Magic Little Grants Fund distributes £300k to charities

first_img Melanie May | 24 September 2019 | News “The grant has enabled us to deliver Grand Prix events in Livingston – giving young athletes the chance to try different events in a competitive setting at a location familiar to them as well as offering volunteering opportunities for older athletes and parents. We look forward to fundraising through Localgiving in future, helping even more young people to access and enjoy sports in our community.” Tagged with: grants Localgiving Magic Little Grants Fund distributes £300k to charities 407 total views, 2 views today Localgiving has awarded 600 grants to local charities and community groups since the launch of its latest Magic Little Grants Fund in March.Through the Magic Little Grants Fund, funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Localgiving provides £500 grants to small, local charitable groups who deliver projects that support and inspire people to participate in sports or physical activities.Following an award of £550,000 from Postcode Community Trust, the 2019 Magic Little Grants Fund is the largest to date.Charities and community groups in 109 of Britain’s 120 postcode areas have been funded so far with Localgiving aiming to have distributed grants in every postcode in Great Britain before the fund closes on 30 November 2019.As well as receiving a grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving receive a free annual membership with Localgiving worth £96, giving them access to Localgiving’s online fundraising platform, regular match fund campaigns and competitions, and numerous fundraising resources.There are still over 300 grants available in this year’s fund. The deadline for applications for Magic Little Grants 2019 is midnight on 30 November 2019.Applicants for Magic Little Grants must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000. Preference is given to projects that encourage social cohesion and help vulnerable people to overcome barriers to participation in physical activities.New groups can register with Localgiving and apply for a Magic Little Grant at: http://grants.localgiving.org/pctChris Dormer, Managing Director of Localgiving said:“We are delighted to have already awarded 600 grants to local charities and community groups through our latest Magic Little Grants fund. It is inspiring to see the number and range of projects that exist to help people get physically active. We are particularly pleased to have seen applications coming in from all areas of the country, from Hebden Bridge to the Outer Hebrides. We’re incredibly grateful to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their ongoing support of our Magic Little Grants Fund.”Recent recipient, Lorna Simpson, Business Officer at Livingston Athletic Club (main image) said: Advertisement 408 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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.last_img read more

On alert for Beast from the East

first_imgA snow and ice warning is in place for Limerick All HSE Health Services in the Mid West Region will be on standby with other agencies, to monitor the progress of the severe weather forecast for Ireland this week. A status yellow weather advisory is in place in this area and it is expected both ground and air temperatures will be well below normal. Bernard Gloster Chief Officer HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and Chair of the Health Service Mid West Crisis Management Team for Major Emergencies said “The type of weather forecast is always of concern. Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists can experience particular additional risks while travelling. We are asking people to be safe. As a particular additional request we are asking people to check on the most vulnerable. The elderly, those living alone, and those compromised by medical or social circumstances can experience severe weather in a much more harmful way than the rest of the community.” Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up For further advice and information please visit www.winterready.ie , listen to media for weather reports and updates and be aware that the adverse conditions are expected into the coming weekend. TAGSbeast from the eastelderlyfreezeHSElimerickmotoristssnowstormvulbnerableweather NewsBreaking newsOn alert for Beast from the EastBy Bernie English – February 27, 2018 3802 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedincenter_img Previous articleFrom a’capella to world to sacred music, Limerick Choral FestivalNext articleCompetition winner Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Section 153A IPC Can Be Attracted Even If Spoken Or Printed Word Were To Promote Or Incite Enmity Between Members Of ‘Same Religious Group Or Sect’: Karnataka HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesSection 153A IPC Can Be Attracted Even If Spoken Or Printed Word Were To Promote Or Incite Enmity Between Members Of ‘Same Religious Group Or Sect’: Karnataka HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 May 2020 11:05 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has held that an offence under Section 153-A of IPC, can be said to have been committed if the spoken or printed word were to promote or incite enmity between members of the same religious group or sect or result in disturbing public tranquillity. Justice Suraj Govindaraj also observed that a complaint for defamation can not only be filed by a person defamed but can…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 Karnataka High Court has held that an offence under Section 153-A of IPC, can be said to have been committed if the spoken or printed word were to promote or incite enmity between members of the same religious group or sect or result in disturbing public tranquillity. Justice Suraj Govindaraj also observed that a complaint for defamation can not only be filed by a person defamed but can also be filed by an institution or a representative of the institution so alleged to be defamed. The accused in this case claimed to be Vedic Scholars, Priests and Upadhivanthas of Shree Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna. They were accused of distributing handbills and Compact Disk (C.D.) to the public in Ratha Beedi of Gokarna, which contained derogatory materials against the Mutt and pontiffs in order to defame the pontiffs and to create a breach of peace and harm to the religious feelings amongst the devotees of Mutt. They were charged with offences under Sections 120-B, 153-A, 295-A, 298, 500, 511 read with Section 149 of Indian Penal Code, section 67 of Information Technology Act. In their petition before the High Court seeking to quash the complaint against them, one of the legal issues raised was whether Section 153-A of IPC can be invoked only if it resulted in promoting enmity between two separate religions or could it be invoked if it promotes enmity within the same religious group or sect or in general disturb public tranquility? The Court, referring to the provision, observed: “As long as the spoken or written word would have the effect of creating a breach of public tranquility among the general public, an offence under Section 153B can be said to have been committed. It does not necessarily have to incite one religion against the other or one sect of the same religion against another sect. If the spoken or printed word were to have an effect of inciting persons of the same religion or same sect or same community or same fraternity, would be sufficient to invoke section 153B of the IPC. Of course, whether in fact such an offence has been committed or not is the subject matter of trial.” Whether a complaint for defamation can only be filed by a person defamed or can it also be filed by an institution or a representative of the institution so alleged to be defamed? In this case the complaint was filed by the administrator of the temple as regards which the alleged defamatory statements have been filed. Taking note of Section 499 IPC, the Court observed: The administrator is therefore vested with the duty as also obligation to run the temple in a proper manner, which would also include taking action against any defamatory allegations made against the temple, the mutt or the pontiff, such allegation impacting upon the proper running of the temple. The administrator would, therefore, qualify to be an aggrieved person in terms of Section 199 of the Cr P.C. as also Explanation II to Section 499. Other Legal Issues And Answers By The Court Whether prior sanction is required under Section 196 of Cr.P.C. for carrying out an investigation of an offence against the State and/or for criminal conspiracy to commit such offence? It was held that no prior sanction is required under Section 196 of Cr.P.C. for carrying out the investigation of an offence by the investigating officer, without the intervention of the courtWhether prior sanction is required before filing of charge sheet before the Magistrate as regards an offence against the State and/or for criminal conspiracy to commit such offence? The Court held that at the time of filing of the charge sheet, it is required that the sanction order be filed with the same Whether once charge sheet has been filed, can the sanction granted be withdrawn by the State Government? The Court observed that once the charge sheet is filed, sanction granted by the concerned authority cannot be withdrawn.Whether once the charge sheet has been filed after sanction, the State Government can direct the public prosecutor to withdraw the complaint? It was held that once the charge sheet has been filed after sanction, the State Government can not direct the public prosecutor to withdraw the complaint, it can only request him to withdraw the prosecution, which request is not binding on the public Prosecutor, the public prosecutor has to independently come to a decision on the basis of available records and move the court seeking the court’s consent to withdraw the prosecution. It is upto the court to accept or reject such a requestIf there is a valid sanction issued can the petitioners try to take advantage of the so-called direction by the State Government to the Public Prosecutor to withdraw the complaint vide government order dated 04.11.2015 to seek for discharge from the proceedings? Once a valid sanction is issued the accused cannot take advantage of the so-called direction by the State Government to the Public Prosecutor to withdraw the complaint and thereby seek for discharge from the proceedings, the Court said. Yet another issue raised in this case was whether dissemination of “material which is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest” by way of Compact Disks would attract Section 67 of the Information Technology Act? The Court answered it in the affirmative. Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

YSR Congress Party MP Raghu Rama Krishna Raju Alleges Indiscriminate Beating By Police: AP High Court Constitutes Medical Board

first_imgNews UpdatesYSR Congress Party MP Raghu Rama Krishna Raju Alleges Indiscriminate Beating By Police: AP High Court Constitutes Medical Board Sparsh Upadhyay16 May 2021 6:49 AMShare This – xTaking into account a Letter alleging indiscriminate beating of Kanumuri Raghu Rama Krishnam Raju, Member of Parliament, by CID police, Mangalagiri, Guntur District, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Sunday (May 16) constituted a Medical Board to examine him.The Division Bench of Justice C. Praveen Kumar and Justice Lalitha Kanneganti of the High Court constituted a Medical Board headed by the “Superintendent of Government General Hospital, Guntur.” The second Member of the Board would be the Head of Department of General Medicine of Government General Hospital, Guntur, while the third Member would be a Government Doctor, nominated by the Superintendent of Government General Hospital, Guntur. These three Doctors have been directed to forthwith examine Raju, who will be produced before them by the Police and the examination of the accused shall be video graphed by the hospital authorities.The Court further directed that the video graphed cassette, the report of the medical board should be kept in a sealed cover and be handed over to the Principal District Judge, Guntur District, who in turn shall forward the same to the Vacation Officer of the High Court Mr. M.Nageswara Rao, who shall keep it in safe custody. “We further direct that the statement of the accused, if recorded by the Magistrate, as pleaded by the counsel for the petitioner, shall also be kept in a sealed cover and handed over to the Principal District Judge, Guntur, who in turn shall forthwith forward the same to the Vacation Officer of the High Court,” added the Court.On the request of treating him as an inpatient in the Hospital. Without expressing any opinion on the same, the Court left it open to the Members of the Medical Board to decide on the same. Further, the request of the petitioner for the presence of family members and a family Doctor at the time of examination was rejected. The further request made by the senior counsel that his personal security guards should be allowed to be with the accused was also rejected. However, the States assured to provide him with necessary protection by the State Police, if the accused is admitted as a patient in the Hospital.Earlier, challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s May 15 order, refusing to entertain his bail application, Raju today moved the Supreme Court.He was arrested on Friday (May 14) on the charges of sedition and was taken to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) office in Guntur district.It has been alleged that Raju, who is an outspoken critic of Andhra Pardesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy (his own party head) has been indulging in hate speeches against certain communities and promoting disaffection against the Government, which will cause loss of faith in the Government and also cause disturbances.Click here to Download OrderRead OrderTagsYSRC Party YSR Congress Party K. Raghu Rama Krishna Raju Police Torture AP High Court Andhra Pradesh High Court Next Storylast_img read more

Huge turnout expected for Darkness into Light events

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – May 10, 2019 WhatsApp Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Thousands of people across the world will take part in Darkness Into Light tomorrow morning. The five kilometre charity walk in aid of Pieta House is taking place in 19 countries, including Ireland.In Donegal, 5,889 people walked in solidarity in Darkness into Light last year.Now in its 11th year, the event gives people an opportunity to show their support for those affected by suicide.CEO of Pieta House, Elaine Austin, says people can still sign up:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dilvbcvbcvbc9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Huge turnout expected for Darkness into Light events Previous articleCautious welcome given to increase in septic tank grant aidNext articleDeclan Devine on Derry hosting Pats News Highland last_img read more

Fifteen-year-old girl dies after she was shoved to ground in mysterious assault in Massachusetts

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — A 15-year-old girl has died after she was shoved to the ground in a mysterious assault in Cambridge, Massachusetts, prosecutors said.Now investigators are looking for answers.The 15-year-old girl was “walking to an acquaintance’s house” in Cambridge at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when she was thrown to the ground, hitting her head, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said.She was hospitalized in critical condition and died Monday afternoon, according to prosecutors.Her name was not released by officials, but she was a student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, according to ABC affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston.“Our community is devastated to learn that one of our students has passed away following an incident on Sunday night,” Cambridge Public Schools Superintendent Kenneth Salim said in a statement Tuesday. “Words cannot express the depth of our sorrow for this loss.”No arrests have been made, but investigators are trying to find any witnesses, including “information concerning the identity of a person seen in the area on a bicycle,” the district attorney’s office said Tuesday.The district attorney’s office would not comment on a potential motive.Prosecutors are still awaiting a cause and manner of death from the medical examiner’s office, the district attorney’s office said.Anyone who may have information is asked to call the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at (781) 897-6600.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Record heat and severe storms expected across the country

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Twelve states this morning are under heat warnings and advisories from California to Florida.Dozens of records fell across the Southwest, including Texas, yesterday.The hottest temperature in the country was in Death Valley, California which reached 127 degrees.A record high was reached in Palm Springs, California, where the temperature hit 121 degrees.In Phoenix, the temperature hit 116 degrees breaking a record and also making it the hottest temperature in the city in nearly two years.Las Vegas hit 113 degrees which was just one degree shy of a record but did make it the hottest temperature so far this season.In the East, the combination of temperature and humidity made it feel like it was 114 degrees in New Orleans, and at midnight on Saturday into Sunday that heat index was still 111 degrees.More heat is expected in the Southwest today with more records possible.In the South, temperatures near 100 degrees and high humidity will make it feel like its 105 to 115 in some areas.Meanwhile, strong to severe storms are expected on Monday from the East Coast to the Plains.In the Plains, a threat for tornadoes will stretch from Minnesota down to Nebraska.From Nebraska to Kansas and Colorado, damaging winds to 70 mph and golf ball-sized hail is possible.Along the East Coast, a stalled frontal boundary will bring a chance for strong storms in the Northeast and also in the Mid-Atlantic and into the Carolinas with the biggest threat with these storms being damaging winds and hail.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ferrero confirms Delacre purchase from UB

first_imgBelgium-based Delacre said Ferrero had completed the acquisition of the Delacre and Delichoc biscuit brands from United Biscuits. A Ferrero-affiliated entity has completed the acquisition of the manufacturers of Delacre and Délichoc biscuit brands, N.V. Biscuits Delacre S.A. and United Biscuits Industries SAS (together “Delacre”), from United Biscuits, which is part of the global biscuits and confectionery company owned by Yildiz, Pladis.As part of the transaction, the Ferrero-affiliated entity will take over all production facilities as well as retain the management and the employees of the businesses. The Ferrero-affiliated entity had made an offer in July to acquire the two biscuit brands through a private investment vehicle of its owner, the Ferrero family. It said last month it expected to finalise the deal by mid-December.The acquisition aims to move the Italian confectioner into the premium biscuit sector and reduce its reliance on chocolate products.United Biscuits is controlled by Yildiz Holding, the Turkish owner of Godiva chocolate and McVitie’s biscuits, which this year set up London-based Pladis to boost its exposure to international markets and investors. Ferrero has appointed Jerome Gregoire, currently head of the company’s operations in Greece, Cyprus and Malta, as managing director at Delacre, the biscuit-maker it has just bought from United Biscuits.Delacre said that a Ferrero-affiliated entity would take over all of its production facilities and retain current management and staff. Ferrero and Delacre both declined to disclose the financial details of the deal when contacted by British Baker.Delacre’s sales were €120 million ($128m) last year, with the majority coming from Belgium and France. The Belgian group also has a presence in the US and Canada.last_img read more

Aqueous Shares Pro-Shot Video of Nicktoons Mashup From Halloween Performance [Watch]

first_imgThe members of Aqueous were in full cartoon mode for Halloween last week when they celebrated the costume-friendly holiday at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York along with Mungion. The concert was professionally filmed and streamed live on Halloween night for fans outside of New York City to enjoy following their night out trick-or-treating. On Wednesday the jam band from Buffalo shared one of the nostalgic highlights from the show with a nearly 17-minute video of their performance of “Split the Difference”, which included a Nicktoons mashup of themes from Rocko’s Modern Life and Rugrats.The performance of “Split the Difference” from Aqueous’ recently-released Color Wheel album came at the climactic end to the first set of the show. The track opens up with guitarist/keyboards Dave Loss (dressed as Chuckie Finster) controlling a mix of old-school video game sounds out of his synths while guitarist Mike Gantzer (Quailman) provided a layer of swelling guitar chords at the opposite end of the stage. The song began to transition into the familiar chord progression of Rocko’s Modern Life shortly after the 5:00 minute mark before Loss sung out those weirdly-fun lyrics to the animated cartoon from the 1990s.Gantzer tore into his guitar as the spacey mashup continued into the more innocent melodic theme from Rugrats, with Loss pounding away at the familiar riff on his keyboard starting before the 8-minute mark. The band then began to head back to their original chord structure with more jamming courtesy of Gantzer before they all returned to “Split The Difference”. Not a bad way to end a first set!You can watch the pro-shot video of the Nicktoons mashup below.Aqueous – “Split The Difference > Nicktoons Medley > Split The Difference”[Video: MKDevo]Aqueous will continue jamming their way across the country on their North American tour in promotion of Color Wheel with a show in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, November 7th. The tour is scheduled to run until the end of the year when the band will close out 2018 with their annual New Year’s Eve show in Buffalo, New York. Fans can click here to see the full listing of the band’s upcoming shows.Setlist: Aqueous | Knitting Factory Brooklyn | Brooklyn, New York | 10/31/18 Set One: Killer Tofu > Realize Your Light, The Median, Don’t Do It > Catdog Theme > Don’t Do It, Split the Difference > Rocko’s Modern Life Theme > Rugrats Theme > Split the DifferenceSet Two: Aldehyde > Ren and Stimpy Theme, Good Enough > Ocean Man > Origami > What’s the Connection? > Hey Arnold Theme > What’s the Connection? > Doug Theme > Weight of the WordEncore: Rocket Power Themelast_img read more