Hospital foundation reports drop in income

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hospital foundation reports drop in income One of Ireland’s major hospital foundations has experienced a drop of over 8% in its income, according to the charity’s most recent accounts.The Mater Foundation based in Dublin brought in just over €4 million in 2012, down from nearly €4.4 million in 2011. The Mater raises money for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.Legacy income for the Mater showed a significant drop between 2011 and 2012, falling from €533,000 to €190,000. The Foundation also lost an income stream derived from a car park which in 2011 brought in over €200,000.Some of the decline in income was offset by growth in general fundraising activities which increased by 65 percent while ‘special fundraising’, which raises money for particular hospital wards and departments, increased by 32 percent.The accounts report income of €300,000 from Irish pharmaceutical company Elan, part of a five year commitment to provide €1.5 million to Mater.Fundraising costs for the Mater were down on the previous year at €484,000 (€520,000 in 2011). The accounts also record €78,000 spent on ‘activities in furtherance of the charity’s objectives.’The Mater’s fundraising activities include campaigns around breast cancer and heart issues. Howard Lake | 16 April 2014 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Research / statistics 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Overhauling laws on Wills is critical for legacy giving, says Remember A Charity

first_img Howard Lake | 13 July 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 94 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Advertisement The Law Commission’s proposal and consultation to overhaul the current laws on Wills could prove a ‘critical’ positive move for legacy giving, according to Remember A Charity, the legacy giving consortium of charities.Proposals that could lead to more people writing a Will and possibly considering a charitable bequest include:• softening the strict formality rules• a new mental capacity test which takes into account the modern understanding of conditions like dementia• a suggestion that the age for making a Will should be lowered from 18 to 16.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said: “When you consider that hundreds of thousands of people in the UK die intestate each year, leaving no clear guidelines as to how any assets should be divided among their family, friends and good causes, it is long overdue that the Will-writing process is made more accessible, helping ensuring that people’s final wishes will be met.“If the legal sector succeeds in making it easier for people to write a Will, while putting adequate safeguards in place for the public and minimising the opportunity for contested Wills, this could be a critical step forward for legacy giving. “Ultimately, the more people that write a Will, the greater the potential for including a charitable donation. Even if just a small percentage of people who die intestate were to leave a gift in their Will, this could help close the gap between those that have the desire to give through wills (35%)[1] and the 6%[2] of people that leave a charitable legacy. This could potentially raise millions for good causes each year.” Tagged with: Law / policy legacy fundraising Remember a Charity Overhauling laws on Wills is critical for legacy giving, says Remember A Charity 93 total views, 1 views today 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

North Carolina students and youth convene, mount fightback

first_imgPhoto: NC Student Power UnionRaleigh, N.C. — Nearly two years since tens of thousands of students and workers occupied the Wisconsin state Capitol and a year since Quebec’s students started a months-long strike that defeated austerity measures, students and other North Carolina youths held an organizing conference to discuss plans to build a fightback to stop severe anti-people attacks here.The conference, organized by the North Carolina Student Power Union and titled “Retaking Our Schools, Remaking Society!” was held at North Carolina State University. Nearly 200 students and representatives of other social movements, some from out of state, braved hours on snow-covered and icy roads to join faculty, workers and undocumented youth organizers from all over the state for the Feb. 16 discussions.Loan Tran, a member of Charlotte-based United 4 the DREAM, told Workers World, “Our concerns as we entered the space were about uplifting the struggles of undocumented students who are forced to pay four to five times the amount that documented students pay for in-state tuition while being denied federal financial aid and first choices in schools and in courses.” The youth-led migrant justice organization is working with others to win an in-state tuition campaign for undocumented students.“The conference was a great opportunity to talk about how our struggles — migrant and non-migrant, undocumented and documented — intersect,” Tran continued. “When the battle is done for tuition equity for undocumented students, if we don’t struggle together now, students will still be facing unreasonable tuition and tuition hikes, cuts to ethnic studies, and gender and women studies, among many other austerities. We share the vision for fair and just education that focuses on our needs and our community’s needs over property, corporate power and productivity defined by capitalism.”Building a fighting student movementAgainst the backdrop of student and worker uprisings opposing austerity across the globe — from Chile to Quebec, to Spain, Egypt and elsewhere — much of the discussion throughout the day focused on how to build a fighting student movement in North Carolina that can link up with broader struggles for justice.“We are here to build a powerful student voice with which our public officials, whomever they may be, must contend,” said Hannah Allison, an N.C. State student, at the opening of the day. “We are here to win real representation for ourselves and other students, more than just one seat at the table.”The conference’s keynote speaker was Rushdia Mehreen, an organizer with the Quebec student union that led the strikes there last year. She shared the lessons the group drew from its organizing experience, and how it ultimately won by broadening the struggle from fighting the specific tuition hike to disrupting the flow of capital and linking with other movements.N.C. State student Bryan Perlmutter, one of the conference organizers, told WW: “The conference was a resounding success. Students from more than 14 universities, two community colleges and representatives from many different organizations showed that they’re committed to building a powerful movement in North Carolina. We are going to take on the challenges we’re faced with now and build power and organization for the long haul. The future of struggle looks bright.”Right-wing takeover steps up austerityNorth Carolina, similar to states across the U.S., is in the midst of an unprecedented political crisis following a right-wing takeover of state government.Art Pope, the multimillionaire CEO of a chain of discount stores, is a close ally of the Koch brothers, the billionaire Tea Party funders. Pope has used tens of millions of dollars to buy candidates and fund a network of far-right groups to advance his reactionary and racist agenda. An outspoken enemy of public education and social services, Pope was appointed by the new governor, Pat McCrory, to write the state’s budget, due for release in mid-March.Since coming into office in late January, the new Tea Party legislature and governor quickly mounted serious attacks on working people. First, they gutted unemployment benefits, seriously cutting the maximum weekly benefit amount, and then reducing the length of time workers can receive these benefits from nearly 80 to between 12 and 20 weeks. They also removed the state from the federal extended unemployment benefits program. They plan to cut off Medicaid benefits to 500,000 working people by rejecting federal money to fund the program.Gov. McCrory has made numerous statements attacking public education and funding for gender studies, African-American studies, and other university centers and departments that serve oppressed students.North Carolina is already a right-to-work state and collective bargaining for public workers has been illegal under a Jim Crow-era law. Now Tea Party politicians have proposed three amendments to enshrine these and other anti-worker initiatives in the state constitution.The right wingers also plan racist voter ID legislation; the complete dismantling of state boards that regulate the environment and education, and replacing all current members with corporate-approved ideologues; severe budget cuts; eliminating the personal and corporate income taxes; and raising the sales tax through the roof, among other attacks.The lines in the sand have been drawn as clear as day. Faced with these attacks, students recognize their important role in helping develop a mass resistance and the need to develop a broad united front to take on the right wing.“This is a fight for our futures,” Tyler Copeland, a student at the University of North Carolina — Charlotte, told WW. “These right-wing politicians want to cut public education and services down to the basics, and force us to go deeper into debt to the banks without any real prospects for skillful jobs for our generation. It’s going to take a strong, clearly focused effort to alleviate this mess and help bring together many different social movements. This conference shows that that movement is possible and coming to life.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Heim: the latest barbecue restaurant to thrive in Fort Worth

first_imgDean Straka Linkedin ReddIt Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ ReddIt + posts Facebook Previous articleThe Skiff: September 22, 2016Next articleStream (Ep. 02 – Emmys, Premieres and more) Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49center_img Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store printTravis Heim has had a passion for cooking barbecue since a young age, something that the Fort Worth native’s grandfather inspired him to do.That passion has now led he and his wife of five years, Emma, to open up one of Fort Worth’s newest and most popular barbecue restaurants: Heim Barbecue and Catering.Located on the 1100 block of West Magnolia Avenue, the couple opened up their restaurant’s doors on Aug. 6, and the reception has been remarkable even just under two months in.The lunch rush regularly sees out-the-door lines, and it’s not uncommon to see the restaurant sell out of food either.“We’re here every day,” Emma said. It’s exhausting but we love it. It’s incredible to see it come to life now.”While the success out of the gate may seem extraordinary, it was no short process for the couple to get where they are today as owners of a thriving eatery.The journey for the two began shortly after they were married, when Travis wanted to take his love for barbecue to the next level.“I began to get more into the scientific side of barbecue – tweaking stuff and always trying to make things better. That’s when things really took off,” Heim said.The couple began to host potluck barbecue diners, dubbed “T and E’s Meat Club,” with the intent of serving their homemade barbecue while simultaneously providing an entertaining atmosphere for others.“We didn’t make money off it. It was just a chance to practice our recipes,” Travis said.After nearly four years of potluck dinners, the the couple decided it was time to pursue a barbecue business. In February 2015, Travis and Emma opened a food truck. Heim Barbecue and Catering was born.“We were in the truck for about a year. Then our lease expired and we decided to put all of our efforts into opening a restaurant.”After a brief hiatus during the transitioning period, Travis and Emma’s dream was realized just 18 months after the food truck was launched.And level of popularity within the first month and a half has been unbelievable.“We’ve gotten a lot of tourists. We’ve literally had people come in with their luggage and say they saw us on Yelp and wanted to come here first for barbecue,” Emma said.And interestingly enough, sporting events have even played a large role Heim’s success.“Now that it’s football season, it’s helped us get a lot of people,” Travis said. “We had folks come in from Los Angeles who were here for the USC vs. Alabama game. We had people from Arkansas who were here when they played TCU. We even have someone from the Texas Rangers coming in to pick up food for the team.”If the name Heim rings a bell for baseball fans, that’s because it should. Though closed at the time for the move, Heim made national headlines in late May for offering Rangers’ second baseman Rougned Odor free food for life after punching Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista during an on-field altercation between the clubs. The brawl stemmed back to the 2015 MLB Postseason in which tempers flared between Toronto and Texas during game five of the ALDS.“People come in and talk about it,” Travis said. “The club even told us that Odor wants to try it. We sent him a Heim Barbecue hat that he signed and it was neat. We’re big fans.”Whether it be Rangers fandom, brisket, or the customer-favorite burnt bacon ends that drives people into the restaurant, the Heims are grateful for what their business has become.“We got really lucky and it all sort of just fell together,” Travis said. “It’s pretty neat.” Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook Twitter Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Liverpool residents form support group for Limerick girl Sophie

first_imgLimerick sings from the rooftops to thank frontline workers Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Advertisement Linkedin KIND-HEARTED Liverpool residents have launched a campaign to show support for a critically ill eight-year-old girl from Limerick.Sophie Mulcahy suffers from an extremely rare condition named 1q43 Deletion and her father Liam takes part in regular fundraisers for her.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During a charity cycle in Liverpool this summer in honour of 96 football fans who died at the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989, Liam and five friends had their bicycles stolen while visiting Anfield football stadium, home of Liverpool FC. The incident caused outrage among residents in the Merseyside city, who have since rallied behind Liam’s family.A Facebook group entitled ‘To Sophie, from the people of Liverpool’ has been set up by Dawn Hall, a senior carer in a nursing home in the city, and it currently has almost 1,000 members. The group contains a link to an online charity page where people can make a donation to a fund for Sophie.Liam expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Dawn for setting up the group, and to everyone from Liverpool who has actively tried to help since the bicycle theft in June.Anyone wishing to become a member of the Facebook support group can request to join via https://www.facebook.com/groups/305340229627210/ Previous articleEndurance Challenge aims to raise €500,000Next articleName Limerick JobBridge abusers Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Generous Keith gives the shirt off his back to children’s charity TAGSAnfieldcharityDawn HallfacebookHillsboroughLiam MulcahyLiverpoolSophie Mulcahy Twitter Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twist center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Charity getting sweet treats from Shannon Heritage Pieta ask people to share their sunrise this Saturday Facebook NewsLocal NewsLiverpool residents form support group for Limerick girl SophieBy Liam Togher – August 14, 2014 685 Printlast_img read more

County Council pleas with people to pay Household Charge

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook County Council pleas with people to pay Household Charge Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – March 28, 2012 center_img Facebook Previous articleCllrs want minister to intervene on Finn Valley school transport issueNext articleFamily of Ronan Kerr seek justice one year on from his death News Highland Donegal County Council are again urging people in the final days running up to the household charge deadline to pay the tax.The Government has been criticised for its handling of the household charge campaign – however, a surge in online registrations was reported yesterday, ahead of the deadline of this Saturday.Director of Finance with Donegal County Council, Gary Martin, is urging people here to pay before Saturdays deadline:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/gmar830charge.mp3[/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+last_img read more

Derry Coleraine rail line improvements to begin next year

first_imgNewsx Adverts By News Highland – October 7, 2011 The North’s Transport Minister has indicated he has found £22 million to allow work begin next year on the Derry to Coleraine railway line. Danny Kennedy will make a full statement next week, but it’s believed the allocation may involve the temporary diversion of some of the money set aside for the A5 upgrade.Work on the railway line is expected to begin in July of next year, to be ready by April 2013, just in time for the major events being held in the city to coincide with its term as UK Capital of Culture.Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney says while it’s regrettable that the work will involve a nine month closure of the line between Derry and Coleraine, this sends out a message that the Northwest is open for business…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/1ray1pm.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articlede Deitrich appeal to be heard in JanuaryNext articleLetterkenny JPC seeks detailed analysis of crime increase figures News Highland Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Derry Coleraine rail line improvements to begin next year Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

“Custodial Interrogation Required”; Bombay HC Rejects Pre Arrest Bail To Man Accused Of Giving Triple Talaq To Wife [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates”Custodial Interrogation Required”; Bombay HC Rejects Pre Arrest Bail To Man Accused Of Giving Triple Talaq To Wife [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap6 Nov 2020 2:27 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court last month while rejecting the anticipatory bail application of a man accused of giving triple talaq to his wife, observed that there were serious allegations against him of threatening the informant wife and inserting rod in her private parts, therefore custodial interrogation of the applicant is required.Justice SV Kotwal was hearing the pre arrest bail plea filed by…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 last month while rejecting the anticipatory bail application of a man accused of giving triple talaq to his wife, observed that there were serious allegations against him of threatening the informant wife and inserting rod in her private parts, therefore custodial interrogation of the applicant is required.Justice SV Kotwal was hearing the pre arrest bail plea filed by one Ebrahim Lakdawala, in connection with case registered at Amboli police station for offences punishable under Sections 377, 498 A, 323, 504, 506 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 67 of the Information Technology Act and Sections 3 and 4 of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.Case BackgroundAccording to the informant wife, the applicant had married twice earlier. He had five children from his first wife. After divorce from the first wife, he got married to the second wife and even she was divorced. The first informant got married to the applicant on September 7, 2018. At that time, her mother’s 15 tola gold was given to her and Rs.3.5 lakh were spent during marriage. The FIR further mentions that, the applicant gave some intoxicating drink to the first informant and in that situation took some photographs and recorded video of the first informant. The FIR further mentions that, the applicant had unnatural sex with her in October, 2018. He had inserted an aluminium rod causing bleeding in her private parts. Moreover, the applicant did not want a child from this marriage and there was a quarrel between them. It is alleged in the FIR that, the applicant used to harass her and used to ask her to bring money from her parental house. According to the first informant, an amount of Rs.4.8 lakh was given to the applicant but even then, he used to beat her. On June 3, 2020, the applicant’s daughter from previous marriage came to reside with them. At that time, the applicant told the first informant to do all the work in the house. The first informant refused and then the applicant assaulted her. On that day itself, the applicant gave her talaq. She was left at her parental house. He threatened her that he would make all the videos and photographs viral. Thereafter, the applicant blocked the first informant’s phone number. On this basis, the FIR was lodged.SubmissionsAdvocate Masbah Solkar appeared on behalf of the applicant accused and argued that the FIR is based on false allegations. The first informant assaulted two minor daughters of the applicant and she always used to harass them. In July, 2020 also the first informant had assaulted one minor daughter, but at that time, NC was not lodged. On the other hand, Advocate Adil Khatri appeared for the informant wife and vehemently opposed the application. He submitted that the averments in the FIR are absolutely true. As far as the incident of March, 2020 is concerned, the first informant had lodged a report at the same police station. Even thereafter she continued residing with the applicant because she wanted to save her marriage. Triple talaq was given by the applicant. Now, the complainant is being threatened by one powerful person who was known to the applicant and thus there is obvious effort to pressurise the victim, Adv Khatri argued.OrderCourt considered Section 7(c) of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 and observed-“In this particular case, I found no reasonable ground for granting anticipatory bail to the present applicant. The allegations in the FIR are quite serious. Learned counsel for the applicant contended that, the first informant was harassing his minor daughters. The applicant protected them from the informant and therefore this false FIR was lodged. This is the defence which can be established during trial. The contention of the learned counsel for the informant that she endured all this harassment over some period to save her marriage is also not improbable. Considering the gravity of the allegations, the applicant does not deserve protection of anticipatory bail. The applicant left her at her parental house. Her number was blocked by the applicant. This lends corroboration to the allegations that, he had divorced informant illegally in violation of the provisions of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. There are serious allegations of inserting rod in her private parts. There are allegations that, indecent photos and videos were recorded. This requires custodial interrogation of the applicant. In this view of the matter, anticipatory bail to the applicant cannot be granted.”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

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first_imgI’ve quizzed [colleagues] on the content, and I’ve been amazed to watch the influence these kinds of books can have on an organisation – James Nolan, CEO of Sara Lee Fresh Bakery, tells USA Today about the book that helped him most in his career, the disturbingly titled Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Donelast_img

Bath cake firm expands business

first_imgThe Bath Cake Company has opened a new sugarcraft shop in a bid to respond to the growing demand in bakery.The business, launched two years ago by Celia Adams as a stall at Green Park Market, is now based in Lansdown Mews and has incorporated its sister company Country Cupcakes as part of its operations.Adams told the Bath Chronicle: “When I first started doing sugarcraft, I found I had to travel a long way to get what I needed. Like our customers, I wanted to shop locally and see what I was buying and avoid postage charges on internet purchases.”She added that the new sugarcraft outlet will sell bakery tools and ingredients for both novice and more advanced bakers to purchase, alongside its existing cake offering.The Bath Cake Company currently produces a wide selection of cakes and cupcakes, in addition to supplying cake decorating supplies and sugarcraft equipment.last_img read more