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Rethink Mental Illness to move to opt-in only communications

first_imgRethink Mental Illness to move to opt-in only communications Supporter PromiseThe charity has also introduced  a ‘Supporter Promise’. This makes 11 commitments to supporters, ranging from never selling data to a third party, through to ensuring that they do not consistently approach anyone who might be considered to be vulnerable.Vulnerable people and donors who might be vulnerable have been one of the key issues highlighted in the media and political criticism of some charities and some of their fundraising methods over the past year.Emma Malcolm added:“We recognise that we have supporters who might be considered vulnerable, or might care for a vulnerable loved one. As a mental health charity we believe that anyone who comes into contact with us should be treated with respect, and in the way they’d expect to be treated, vulnerable or not.” Tagged with: data protection Law / policy opt-in  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Rethink Mental Illness has committed to adopt an opt-in only policy from this summer, so will only contact supporters who have given it express permission to do so. This will apply to all communications channels, whether telephone, email, SMS or direct mail.These permissions will last for a maximum of two years. The mental health charity has pledged that, if the supporter gives no confirmation about how they would like to hear from them after this time, they will no longer receive emails, magazines or newsletters.General Data Protection RegulationThe charity’s decision comes just under two years before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full force. This will require all organisations, including charities, to show that their direct marketing recipients have consented to communication.Committing to full opt-in communications does, however, take the charity beyond what is currently required in terms of data protection legislation, and indeed what will be required by the GDPR. Nevertheless, RNLI and Cancer Research UK have both already committed to an opt-in only approach for some or all of their fundraising communications. Image: People’s consent – Jakub Grygier on shutterstock.com  87 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Emma Malcolm, Associate Director for Fundraising and Supporter Engagement at Rethink Mental Illness, explained the charity’s decision:“It goes far beyond fundraising. Our supporters give their time, they give weight to our campaigns, and they give power to our voice to help improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. This is a big step forwards in how we communicate with our supporters – how often, using which method, the language we use, and how we record their wishes.“We believe we should be setting an example of good practice, and doing what’s right. That’s why we have gone over and above what’s outlined by the law”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 June 2016 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

May Day in N. Carolina: 5 students arrested fighting for worker rights

first_imgWW photo: Dante StrobinoRaleigh, N.C. — On May Day, the NC Student Power Union mobilized more than 350 students from 10 colleges from all around North Carolina to participate in a demonstration against the Legislature’s regressive agenda.Students began their day with a rally at the North Carolina State University Bell Tower and then marched to the Civitas Institute, a far-right think tank funded by multimillionaire and deputy state budget director, Art Pope. The demonstration raised opposition to the avalanche of backwards policies being advanced by legislators. They joined a broader coalition of workers, immigrant rights groups and many other community organizations for a march from Moore Square Park to the North Carolina Legislature.When the march arrived at Jones Street, students, young people and others took over the street, and five sat down with a banner that read, “We Demand a Future! Stop budget cuts! Stop racist voter laws! Stop attacks on workers!”During the street occupation, which lasted for nearly an hour, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus, the North Carolina NAACP, the AFL-CIO and the Southern Workers Assembly, among others, delivered messages of support and solidarity as students spoke out against the attacks.Demonstrators then attempted to bring their demands for justice into the Legislature and five were arrested — Jessica Injejikian from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Tristan Munchel and Dhruv Pathak from UNC Greensboro, and Zaina Alsous and Carissa Morrison from UNC Chapel Hill. All five were charged with disorderly conduct, and Morrison and Pathak were additionally charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official.“We stand behind these five students who took a bold and powerful action today and put their bodies on the line to stop the attacks on the people of North Carolina,” said Juan Miranda, a student at UNCG. “Our hope is that many others are inspired to join the fightback against these forces from destroying our state and taking us backwards. We will fight these charges to the end. The fact that these students were arrested simply for peacefully trying to enter and bring their demands into the ‘People’s House’ is absurd, and the additional charges that Morrison and Pathak received are entirely baseless.”In a statement, Pathak explained why he participated in civil disobedience: “Education should be affordable and accessible to all students. The right-wing Legislature and current budget proposal will make it harder for students to get into school and stay in school. My family struggles with finances every day and has trouble making ends meet. The last thing I need is a multimillionaire writing the state budget who wants to take away my financial aid. … That’s why I took this action today.”Students have vowed that they will be back to continue demonstrations throughout the summer with other organizations, and as long as is needed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Still has Work to do for Ag Census

first_img Facebook Twitter Indiana Still has Work to do for Ag Census Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 6, 2013 SHARE SHARE Ag census final callUSDA has announced one last push for farmer response to the 2012 Census of Agriculture with a closing of May 31st for return of surveys. USDA has already received more than 2 million completed forms and although Indiana has traditionally done well in response rate, state statistician Greg Matli tells HAT not all the surveys are in yet.“Well Indiana really doesn’t look too bad,” he said. “We’re in the mid 70’s and we’re trying to get that last push. We have a few counties that aren’t fairing very well so we’re concentrating on making phone calls to those counties. We’re asking all farmers if they haven’t mailed in the census questionnaire to get it back to us. If they’ve lost it they can always call our Ag Census phone number which is 1-888-4AG-STAT.”Matli says this last push for data is a chance for farmers to have a voice that a wide variety of people and organizations listen to.“From agribusinesses, town planners, local governments, policy makers, the people that use the Ag Census data is just truly overwhelming. It is every 5 years down to the county level so there’s a lot of information that county people use. Planners and industry can go down to the county to see exact profiles of the county throughout the whole United States.”That phone number again is 1-888-4AG-STAT, or 1-888-424-7828 and the website is www.agcensus.usda.gov.“Our nation needs your help to ensure that decisions about U.S. agriculture accurately represent you, your communities, and your industry,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “For every 158 people in America there is one farm. I urge you to take action today and respond to the Census – your country is counting on the information to help ensure a continued supply of food, fiber and fuel for generations to come.”The Census of Agriculture, conducted only once every five years, looks at farms, value of land, market value of agricultural production, farm practices, expenditures, and other factors that affect the way farmers and ranchers do business.“Agriculture in America is an industry built on tradition, honor and pride,” said Vilsack.Federal law requires a response from everyone who receives the Census form and requires NASS to keep all individual information confidential. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Still has Work to do for Ag Census Previous articleIndiana Corn Marketing Council Announces New OfficersNext articleSeed Consultants 5/7/2013 Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Kidspace Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes and Delegates

first_imgCommunity News Kidspace Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes and Delegates Kidspace and Pasadena Police Department Proudly Hosted a Group of International Delegates and Local Special Olympic Athletes During Welcoming Festivities From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, July 24, 2015 | 2:50 pm Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena On the evening of Wednesday, July 22, Kidspace Children’s Museum was proud to host Special Olympic Delegates from Namibia, Tanzania, and Singapore as well as the local Special Olympic Athletes, The Pasadena Ducks. The evening at Kidspace was part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program. Activities included interactions with Kidspace Educators and exhibits as well as a special dance performance from the High Spirit Dancers. The Pasadena Police Department was also on hand to provide a BBQ dinner for the 150 attendees.“The Special Olympics are an incredible and truly inspirational organization and we are proud to play a roll in welcoming these delegates and athletes to Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area in anticipation of the start of this year’s games,” said Michael Shanklin, CEO of Kidspace. “We wish everyone involved success, joy, friendship, and lots of fun!”During the week leading up to the start of the games, Pasadena will be host to more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries. In addition to Kidspace and the Pasadena Police Department, local organizations such as The Huntington Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, Pasadena’s National Charity League, Pasadena Unified School District, and others will be participating in welcoming these delegates and athletes as a part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program. The 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics officially begins this Saturday, July 25, and will continue through Sunday, August 2. For more information about the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program, please visit: http://www.la2015.org/host-town. For more information about Kidspace Children’s Museum, please visit: www.kidspacemuseum.org.About KidspaceIn 1979 Kidspace Children’s Museum was established as a hands-on, participatory children’s museum, dedicated to nurturing the potential of all children. 36 years later, Kidspace has grown to be an industry leader in the field of informal, free-choice education. Located on nearly three and a half acres in Pasadena, California, Kidspace Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits, in addition to its outdoor spaces, programs, and activities that are designed to encourage a child’s growth and development through exploration of the environment, investigation in science, and artistic expression. Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park, Pasadena, California, adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium. Free parking is available in Rose Bowl Parking Lot I. Kidspace is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Kidspace is open seven days a week between March 16 and September 7, 2015). Admission for all adults and children one year and older is $11.00. Children under one year and members are free.Kidspace Children’s Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experience, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. For more information about exhibits, events, and other activities, please visit: www.kidspacemuseum.org or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/kidspacechildrensmuseum.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newslast_img read more

Consultation failure could cost dear

first_imgConsultation failure could cost dearOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Many employers are failing fully to comply with the obligation to consult oncollective redundancies, even though sanctions are among the most draconianaccording to a leading expert in the field. Fears of tougher consultation laws from Europe are causing employers tounderestimate the impact of existing rules under the Trade Union and LabourRelations (Consolidation)Act 1992. “At a maximum of 90 days’ pay per affected employee, protective awardscan run into many hundred thousand pounds,” says Christopher Mordue, anassociate at Pinsent Curtis Biddle in this issue of employers’ Law. Yet many employers do not fully appreciate the extent of the obligation toconsult or regard it as a frustrating and inconvenient formality, he says. The warning comes as fears of mass job cuts grow. Consultancy Cap GeminiErnst & Young was criticised recently for using voicemail to inform staffof 750 job losses. Mordue advises firms to take care that the proposals are not announced as adone deal. “A natural tendency to consult only after alternatives to redundancyhave been considered and rejected by management results in an inflexibleposition that makes consultation appear a mere formality.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Hauliers call for flexible working time legislation

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Road haulage employers will have to recruit 60,000 more lorry drivers andface £3.8bn of extra costs when new legislation limiting working time comesinto force in 2005. This is the conclusion of a report by the Road Haulage Association (RHA)into the impact of the Working Time Directive for Mobile Workers, which willaffect all commercial drivers. The RHA is calling for the Government to ensure it includes as muchflexibility as possible when it drafts the UK legislation to implement thedirective. Under the directive, drivers will be able to work an average of 48 hours aweek over a four-month period. It will also mean that anyone working during thecore period for night work (a four-hour period between midnight and 7am) willbe limited to working a maximum of 10 hours. Roger King, chief executive of the RHA, wants working time averaged over sixmonths instead of four and more flexibility over drivers’ working time whenthey are hit by unavoidable delays such as ferry crossings. Paul Langley, operations HR manager for logistics firm Christian Salvesen,said the directive would hit the company hard. “We will see increased pressure on obtaining new staff in an alreadydiminishing labour market. I hope the directive will allow employersflexibility over the management of hours,” he said. www.rha.net Previous Article Next Article Hauliers call for flexible working time legislationOn 18 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Sails for Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: Sails Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Sails for Sea Trials June 9, 2011 Industry news View post tag: Naval View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: sea Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Sails for Sea Trials View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russia View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: News by topic Share this article Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yury Dolgoruky built by Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk sailed off for sea trials.This is the first sea cruise of the sub in this year, reported ITAR-TASS on June 7 referring to the shipyard’s press service. The submarine has been staying in the covered slipway since the last navigation season preparing for final phase of state sea trials. “Yury Dolgoruky will be delivered to the Navy in the nearest months”, said Sevmash‘s press service.SSBN Yury Dolgoruky is the lead submarine of 4th generation Project 955 Borei; she was laid down at Sevmash in 1996 and launched for further outfitting in Apr 2007. The sub will be commissioned along with new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Bulava which passes trials as well.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, June 9, 2011; View post tag: submarine View post tag: trials View post tag: Missilelast_img read more

USS America Leaves Valparaiso, Chile

first_img View post tag: Valparaiso View post tag: USS America View post tag: americas This was the crew’s fourth stop on the ship’s maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas” from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, to its homeport of San Diego. Since the ship departed, the crew has also made port visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and hosted distinguished guests from Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay on board.While in Chile, the ship hosted a reception in the ship’s hangar bay for more than 300 guests.Distinguished guests included U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Michael Hammer; Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.; and numerous senior Chilean, U.S. government and military officials.America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tawara-class of amphibious assault ships. As the next generation “big-deck” amphibious ship, America is optimized for aviation, capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. The ship is scheduled to be ceremoniously commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco.[mappress]Press Release, September 01, 2014; Image: US Navy Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS America Leaves Valparaiso, Chile View post tag: Naval September 1, 2014 View post tag: Leaves View post tag: Navy View post tag: Chile The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Valparaiso, Chile after a scheduled three-day port visit, Aug. 27. View post tag: News by topic USS America Leaves Valparaiso, Chile Share this articlelast_img read more

HYNES, LOUISE

first_img(nee: Cosentini), 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at her residence. Born in Hoboken, Mrs. Hynes was a longtime Bayonne resident. Mrs. Hynes was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church. Mrs. Hynes was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Hynes. She is survived by her loving step-daughter, Karen Paige, and her husband William; her cherished step grandchildren, William and Jonathan Paige and Kristen Stoddart; and her dear sister-in-law, Julie Dougherty. Condolences may be received at bayonnememorialhome.com Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, INC. 854 Avenue C.last_img

Stay-at-Home Orders are in place, and government offices are making changes

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Carl Stutsman – March 24, 2020 0 500 National New York Central Railroad MuseumLerner TheatreElkhart Environmental Center Fire Station office911 Communications CenterParks Department; all pavilions closed, restricting use of playground equipmentThe following offices will be open, but for restricted hours 8:00am – 12:00pm:Public Works for permitting onlyCity Hall with the exception of evening court and council meetingsThis will ONLY restrict access to the public. Employees will continue to work their normal hours.Additionally:*Probation Department: Probation matters will be handled over the phone 574. 522.5745 and NO face-to-face meetings will take place at this time. Also, Theft Accountability Program (TAP) Classes scheduled for March 25 and April 29 will be rescheduled.*Meetings will be limited to those that need to be held to conduct city business will be held in compliance with Governor Holcomb’s executive order and will be livestreamed to maintain public access.Benton Harbor:Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Benton Harbor will be taking the necessary preventive measures ordered by the Governor Whitmer in Executive Order 2020-21. The goal is to keep everyone safe and reduce exposure risks.EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020, ALL CITY OF BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL APRIL 13, 2020.ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENTSThe Public Safety Department and the Water Plant will operate normally with no interruption to services. However, the lobbies will be closed. Request for police reports can be made by email or by phone.The Water Payment Center will still be available to process payments and service requests. Water bill payments can be done online at www.bhcity.org, or via the payment drop box in the front of City Hall. The drop box is secure and confidential. Payments should be placed in an envelope with your contact information. RFPs should be in an envelope addressed to the Clerk’s Office.Water shutoffs have been discontinued during this period. Water service turn-ons for occupied structures may be schedule through the Payment Center. There will be not additional costs for turn-ons.All other departments will be servicing emergency calls only. If you’d like to submit your local government offices for this article please email our newsroom at [email protected] Stay-at-Home Orders are in place, and government offices are making changes Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter (Spencer Marsh/95.3 MNC) With Stay-at-Home orders in place local government offices have announced closures at government buildings or changes to their usual operations. Below are releases from individual local governments about their changesSouth Bend:In accordance with St. Joseph County’s decision to close the County-City Building to most walk-in traffic and Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order restricting nonessential business, most City of South Bend offices are now closed to walk-in traffic.The City will continue to conduct business remotely with residents by phone, email, and online services.The South Bend utility office at 125 W. Colfax Avenue is closed to the public, but still accepting payment at the drive-thru and drop box.The Building Department at 125 S. Lafayette St. is also not open for walk-ins but is accepting drop-off services for needs requiring immediate processing. Residents are asked to call 574-235-9554 ext. 2 with questions.The South Bend Police Department lobby will remain open to the public, but with shortened hours. The front desk and records divisions will be open to walk-ins from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Staff will also be available to take reports over the phone from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays.Residents can still access City services remotely by calling 311 or visiting  http://southbendin.gov/covid19cityservices.Mishawaka:Per Governor Holcomb’s “stay at home” order, all City of Mishawaka government buildings will be closed to the public from March 24th at 11:59pm ET through April 6th at 11:59pm ET.  This includes the Battell Community Center, City park playgrounds, Eberhart-Petro Municipal Golf Course and all public restrooms as well.  Mishawaka parks and the Mishawaka Riverwalk will remain open and our citizens should feel free to use them so long as they follow Center for Disease Control guidelines while using them.As a reminder, Mishawaka utilities has already temporarily suspended all utility disconnections and the City will not penalize any individual or business for the late payment of city ordinance violations.  City of Mishawaka Departments will continue to be open by appointment only.  Please refer to the City of Mishawaka website for a complete list of contact information, numbers, latest updates, and news:  www.mishawaka.in.govIt is very important to note that all critical city services and utilities that our citizens depend on will continue to function uninterrupted.  These include, but are not limited to, police, fire, emergency medical services, water, electric, wastewater, sewer and street/facilities maintenance.  Currently, trash and recycling will continue on a normal schedule.  Every attempt will be made by our professional staff to respond to the needs of our citizens, no matter the City Department.These next two weeks are critical to control the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.  I urge all of our citizens to comply with Governor Holcomb’s declaration to stay at home unless travel is essential.  If we all make the sacrifices called on by the Governor, the CDC and our President, I am confident that Mishawaka will come through these difficult times willing and able to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead.Elkhart: (announced 3/20)In response to the current public health emergency, Mayor Rod Roberson has signed an executive order that will restrict the public’s access City of Elkhart buildings. Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, due to the public health emergency, public access to the following public buildings will be prohibited:Streets DepartmentBuildings & GroundsHuman Resources; other than dropping off an applicationAirport OfficeCemeteryPublic Utilities*Drive-thru bill payments 8:30-4:30*center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleConcern about coronavirus exposure at Bremen Boys and Girls ClubNext articleDOJ telling U.S. Attorney’s to prioritize COVID-19 fraud cases Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more