UK growth lower than expected in 2011

first_imgWednesday 23 March 2011 1:22 pm Share alison.lock UK growth lower than expected in 2011 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comcenter_img Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp UK economic growth is to be lower than expected in 2011, the chancellor told Parliament in today’s Budget.George Osborne said the independent Office of Budget Responsibility had revised the 2011 growth rate down to 1.7 per cent from 2.5 per cent previously, after snowy weather in winter hit the service sector.Government borrowing is also falling more slowly than hoped and will be £146bn this year, falling to £142bn next year, and will still be £29bn in the final year of deficit reduction in 2015/16. The OBR expects 2012 growth to be 2.5 per cent, rising to 2.9 per cent in 2013 and 2014 and falling slightly to 2.8 per cent in 2015.UK national debt as a share of national income will be 60 per cent this year, before peaking at 71 per cent and falling marginally to 69 per cent by the end of the period.Labour leader Ed Miliband hit back at the forecasts, saying Osborne repeatedly promised growth but delivered the opposite.“One fact says it all and he couldn’t bring himself to say it: Growth down last year, this year and next year,” he said. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Charity chief executives support Gift Aid campaign

first_imgCharity chief executives support Gift Aid campaign 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The chief executives at RNIB, NSPCC, WWF-UK, Save the Children and British Red Cross, together with the UK Director of Fundraising at Barnardo’s, have signed an open letter in support of changes to Gift Aid proposed by the Institute of Fundraising.They have been joined by the chief executives of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (acevo) and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).The letter to the editor has been published in The Guardian Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 September 2009 | News  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img According to the Institute, it ought to be easier for fundraising organisations to benefit from the additional tax relief available to higher rate taxpayers, and therefore Government should introduce changes which would allow higher rate taxpayers to donate the full amount of tax relief which they are eligible to reclaim back to charities.In addition to the letter, the Institute has presented proposals to HM Treasury, is encouraging members to signs it online petition for Gift Aid reform to the Prime Minister, and is urging them to adapt and send a letter to their MPs.Louise Richards, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Institute, said: “In order to push Government hard for change it’s vital that we are able to demonstrate wide support from across the sector. As a result we’ll continue to mobilise fundraisers and charities alike to back our campaign and lobby their MPs on this issue.” Tagged with: ACEVO Gift Aid Institute of Fundraising Law / policy NCVO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Genesis Community Foundation opens for small grants applications

first_img Tagged with: Funding grants 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 Melanie May | 21 December 2016 | News  155 total views,  5 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img Genesis Community Foundation is seeking applications for its next round of grants of up to £5,000.The grant-giving arm of Genesis Housing Association, which operates across London, the South East and the East of England, will make the grants available for projects based in these areas, which cover one or more of the themes of financial inclusion, enterprise, employment and training, volunteering, health and wellbeing and social research.The deadline for applications is 23rd January.The Foundation has awarded over £75,000 in small grants since 2014 to projects including holistic therapy workshops, craft sessions for older people and a community choir. Successful bidders will need to evidence the project’s benefit to Genesis residents but can also cater for the wider community.Muriel Bankhead, head of research and analysis, Genesis Housing Association, said:“We’re delighted to be making further funding available to support the great work of small grassroots projects. The Foundation’s work chimes strongly with our commitment to improving well-being at the heart of our communities.”Main image: Zoe White from Zinfinity, a craft group for older people that has previously received funding from the Foundation. Advertisement  156 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Genesis Community Foundation opens for small grants applicationslast_img read more

Refugee crisis in Mediterranean

first_imgU.S./ NATO bombs Libya in 2011.A ship with 700 refugees on board capsized south of the Italian island of Lampedusa in Libyan waters on April 18. It was the latest episode in the huge humanitarian crisis caused by a flood of refugees crossing the Mediterranean.The Italian and Maltese coast guards, as of April 19, had saved only 50 people and estimated that 650 others had died in this incident.The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that 1,600 refugees leaving from Libya have died in 2015, while 35,000 have made their way to Europe. Last year, around 219,000 people crossed the Mediterranean, while 3,500 lives were lost. Most crossings are attempted in the summer when the weather is calmer.In November of last year, after Italy ran out of money to run its search-and-rescue operation called Mare Nostrum and asked the European Union for funds, northern European countries like England, Germany and Holland insisted on a border interdiction program. Called Triton, it is the proximate cause of the large spike in casualties.By the end of April 2014, only 90 people had died crossing the Mediterranean, the UNHCR estimates, compared to the 1,600 so far in 2015.Among the welter of what capitalist politicians in Western Europe call “solutions” to this problem, one element stands out — the situation in Libya. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, “The first thing” to be done is “to try to get a government of national unity in Libya.” (AP, April 19)But it was the French and British air forces, with connivance and intelligence support from the U.S. Pentagon, that in 2011 destroyed Libya’s infrastructure and opened the road for local warlords to compete for booty. Before the imperialists overthrew the government led by Moammar el-Gadhafi, Libya had the highest standard of living in Africa and attracted immigrants. The imperialist crushing of the Libyan state has reversed that.Now, people from all over Africa, from Ghana to Somalia, who are fleeing civil war, poverty and political repression, and make their way to Libya, do so in the hope of reaching Western Europe from there, as 219,000 people did in 2014. (UNHCR, April 17)Very few of the poorest Africans try to get to Europe — they don’t have the money to even start. But for young Africans from families with a bit of money, often workers or farmers, or for some who have managed to get an education, Europe is a beacon.Hoping for salvation for themselves and their families from the political repression and violence that U.S. imperialism and its junior partner France are employing to control Africa, they take the chance.Greece, Turkey and the MideastThe UNHCR estimates that 4 million Syrians are refugees from the violent civil war that the United States and its European allies, like France and Great Britain, plus its allies in the Middle East, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have fomented, instigated and manipulated.The U.S. government is pouring arms into this area with big and profitable deliveries of advanced aircraft, missiles, bombs and other weapons, replenishing what has been used up by the fighting in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Saudi Arabia spent $80 billion last year, and Qatar, a tiny country, just signed an $11 billion contract with the Pentagon for Apache attack helicopters. (New York Times, April 18) The U.S. also wants to up the ante in its proxy struggles against Iran and its allies.Many refugees from the fighting that follows these arms deliveries have wound up in Turkey. The UNHCR estimates that there are at least 1.9 million refugees in Turkey, mainly from the Syrian civil war.Refugees in western Turkey can cross a few miles of water to get to Greek-owned islands, and many of them do so. Hundreds a day are landing on small islands so lacking facilities that they wind up sleeping in sheds or courtyards. (Ekathimerini, April 17)Since Greece is the poorest country in Europe, its strategy of dealing with this massive increase of refugees is to fairly quickly give them travel documents and send them on. But this strategy is getting entangled with Greece’s financial struggles with Germany and other prosperous European states.Refugees in eastern Turkey appear to take a different route. Some smugglers obtain large ships from Syrian business people, load them with refugees and then send the ships towards Italy. The captain and crew abandon the ship after leaving it on autopilot, trusting that the Italian coast guard will intercept it before there is an accident. (New York Times, Feb. 2)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

British poison

first_imgBritish military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England, on March 14, 2018.Right-wing British Tory Prime Minister Theresa May, her ultra-right Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the gutter media owned mostly by multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch have been waging a propaganda war against Russia since March 14.The Tory regime even expelled 23 diplomats from Russia’s London Embassy, claiming, without offering evidence, that Russia was responsible for a nerve-gas attack on a second-rate former Russian spy and his daughter.The British ruling class has 300-plus years of experience of lying to protect its colonial and imperialist interests. There is no reason to trust them. Ask, Irish, Indian and Kenyan liberation fighters against British colonialism. Ask why NATO troops have been placed in countries on Russia’s border.The attacked spy, Sergei Skripal, released in an exchange 20 years ago, has been out of service since. Besides no evidence, the British imperialist officials have no reasonable motive they can hang on the Russian government for risking murder with an illegal nerve agent. The Russian government denied involvement and expelled 23 British operatives in response.Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested that, lacking evidence and motive, it was foolhardy to rush to judgment and launch a 2018 version of the Cold War. Corbyn reminded the population that the “weapons of mass destruction” ploy used 15 years ago to justify the aggressive and utterly destructive war against Iraq was a fiction.The British ruling class and the right wing of his own party are subjecting Corbyn to withering attack. May and Johnson have threatened additional sanctions against Russian exports.But who would gain from increasing economic sanctions against Russia? U.S.-based fracking interests, Qatari gas exporters and even North Sea energy interests lead the pack.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PA prisons:  Disdain, distrust and deprivation

first_imgIncarcerated workers across Pennsylvania are demanding that Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel reverse his disastrous decision to begin mass transfers of prisoners during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following commentary is part 2 from an interview by Joe Piette with jailhouse organizer and environmentalist Bryant Arroyo, who is confined at State Correctional Institution Frackville, falsely convicted of a crime.The dangers that the top Pennsylvania Department of Corrections officials are imposing upon us can be prevented. I’m stuck here and I have to take every measure and precaution to protect myself.Bryant ArroyoBoth prisoners and the people outside are experiencing social isolation and social deprivation right now. We have those things in common, although we live in two somewhat different worlds.I should give the administration props for previously providing us with the cleaning utensils and cleaning chemicals to keep ourselves safe and prevent the spread of infection. For the most part it was successful. We had zero cases, up to this point.I say “up to this point” because DOC Secretary John Wetzel recently ordered the administration of my facility, SCI Frackville, to receive multiple mass transfers from SCI Camp Hill, SCI Dallas, and SCI Coal Township. Those three facilities are known COVID-19 hotspots. So it is reprehensible and unconscionable that Wetzel, the very top correctional official, opened up the floodgates to a potential outbreak in places where there were no cases.The quarantine block at SCI Frackville is B-C. I’m in B-D, the tier above. Officers are walking around in N90 masks. They’re not the boss, they don’t make decisions, they just follow orders.  Lo and behold, an individual tested positive. Wetzel took “care, custody, and control” and he threw these pandemic protocols out the window. It’s a clear decision to jeopardize the health of both inmates and the staff that are on the forefront working the blocks and working in the facility. But you have to ask, why would Wetzel do this?Recently the medical department locked us down for two days. They made the influenza vaccine available to those who wanted it. For those who refused, they asked us to sign a waiver why we were refusing. I refused on the grounds that this is the first time in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections history that they actually provided an incentive — a so-called “bonus” of $5 placed on your account — to take it. The thing I know about getting paid to take some sort of medication or vaccination is that it has always been seen as an experiment.The statistics show that a lot of people refused to take it for that simple reason. It was a total debacle. It was really suspicious for them to pay us to get vaccinated. So the majority of the population of the entire facility refused.Even when we talk about a potential COVID vaccine, there’s a lot of distrust and a lot of concern. We already know they hit prisons with these vaccines first, to “immunize the herd” so to speak. A lot of people are saying, I’m not gonna take that either. I don’t know if it’s a placebo or if it’s some other experiment that has nothing to do with COVID.Our President, who’s about to be ousted very soon, cannot be trusted. Trump also exaggerated the “miracle cures” that were going to solve this thing overnight. So there’s no way you’re gonna stick something in me that comes from a contract between Trump and Pfizer and have me think the main purpose of it was to protect me.I refuse to be part of that experiment.Psychologists who are supposed to make their rounds on the block aren’t doing it. A lot of the higher ups who are supposed to be asking us about our concerns, about our issues, they’re falling short. Because of the strictures imposed by Wetzel, there’s a breakdown in the chain of command. They’re prioritizing the corporations, instead of the things that are essential for the inmate population.I’m trying to give you all a visual of what it looks like every day in here. Even if you go out to the yard, you still feel as though you’re locked in. There might only be two or three guys that come out with you. Nobody wants to come out because you only get one hour outside of your cell. There’s less people getting sun, which is a necessity for basic human life. It’s a hell of a quagmire.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Court gags daily at the demand of a politician

first_img BrazilAmericas to go further RSF_en BrazilAmericas Follow the news on Brazil A civil court has since 11 May banned daily newspaper Diário do Grande ABC from publishing any articles about a case implicating Luiz Marinho, the mayor of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo state. Reporters Without Borders said today that the ruling was in conflict with the spirit of the 1988 federal constitution that protects freedom of expression.The mayor, a former minister under President Lula, reportedly sent scholastic equipment in perfect condition to be recycled. The Diário do Grande ABC faces a daily fine of 500 reals (225 euros) if it breaks the law. The newspaper has lodged an appeal. The daily reported on 24 February that the council was sending equipment belonging to the municipal education network to be recycled even though it was in good condition. The mayor immediately sued the newspaper for “moral damages” and sought a ban on the newspaper from publishing other articles linking his name to this type of case. The civil court in Santo André granted his request. The article in question explicitly gave the mayor the opportunity to explain himself but neither the mayor nor the court appeared to take this into account. “We believe this decision is at odds with the spirit of the 1988 federal constitution that enshrines free expression among its fundamental principles. It is unbelievable that one year after the federal Supreme Court revoked the 1967 law of the military regime , that the practice of direct media censorship still goes on, and even worse that it should be under pressure from politicians”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. In a similar case, the daily O Estado de São Paulo convicted of implicating the businessman Fernando Sarney, son of Brazil’s former president and current president of the Senate José Sarney. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court gags daily at the demand of a politician Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Profectum Foundation to Discuss Autism and Stress Related Disorders at Three Dimensional Thinking Conference in April

first_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Dr. T. Berry BrazeltonWorldwide the number of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is rising. A primary challenge related to this epidemic is the lack of professionals trained to support these individuals. The Profectum Foundation is a newly formed international non-profit organization based in Mendham, New Jersey. Founded in 2011, Profectum’s primary mission is to advance the training of parents and professionals to help children and families with special needs worldwide. Profectum embraces the DIR® (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-based Model) as its core approach complemented by Profectum’s new Foundational Capacities for Development (FCDâ„¢).On April 12th thru 14th, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, Profectum Foundation will present their First International Conference, Three Dimensional Thinking in Autism and Stress Related Disorders. National experts from the fields of infant mental health, autism treatment, parenting stress, and sensory processing disorders will be presenting practical applications to multi-dimensional thinking that is required of all parents and clinicians working with families and children with special needs. Additionally, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, will be honored with Profectum’s first Humanitarian Award.Keynote presentations feature leading researchers sharing their latest findings, as well as clinicians and educators pioneering state-of-the-art multi-dimensional intervention approaches for children, adolescents and individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs. The role of stress-related disorders either secondary to an individual’s special needs or the result of early childhood trauma and the impact on development and well-being will be explored. For more information about this conference, click here for the full brochure. Individuals and professionals interested in attending the conference can click here to register online.The conference has been approved as a regional center vendor through the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center Vendor #PD2979 – Service Code 102 and continuing education credits (CEs) for the following disciplines are available: SLP, OT, MFT, LCSW, Psychologist, RN. Click here for complete information on continuing education.Profectum means “progress” and the Profectum Foundation is dedicated to advancing the development of all children, adolescents and adults with autism and special needs throughout their lifespans.For more information, visit center column 3 Profectum Foundation to Discuss Autism and Stress Related Disorders at Three Dimensional Thinking Conference in April This conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stress Related Disorders presents a wonderful learning opportunity for professionals and parents who care for children, adolescents and individuals with special needs. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 | 3:45 pm Community News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more