Tags Programs offer summer fun and support for kids in need Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL A boy tries out the climbing tower at Camp Bob at the Episcopal Kanuga Camp and Conference Center near Hendersonville, North Carolina.Residential programsWhile the Massachusetts program is a day- and after-school enterprise, except for a four-day camp trip for 120 of the oldest participants, some programs offer children in need a week away at an Episcopal camp.The Kanuga Camp and Conference Center near Hendersonville, North Carolina, began holding outreach residential camps for needy children in 1988, when it hosted homeless children from Atlanta. The initiative grew into Camp Bob, which launched in 1998 and will serve about 800 campers this year, most attending for free thanks to funding from grants, parishes, after-school programs and Kanuga’s scholarship fund, said Gary Woodhurst, Camp Bob program director. One week focuses specifically on children with a parent in the military-deployment process; another – called Camp Hope – on children with one or both parents incarcerated. Camp Bob runs concurrently with Camp Kanuga’s regular summer sessions.“We do some specific [counselor] training for our population of campers, but really a lot of the stuff we use is interchangeable with any camp training,” Woodhurst said. In fact, one counselor who spent two weeks at Camp Kanuga said he’d expected those campers to be better behaved but discovered the opposite.During Camp Hope, he said, “We definitely work on having campers feel like this is a safe place to share what they’re going through. A big part of this week … is talking about it and helping the children understand their situation in that they are still loved as who they are – their parents still love them. Trying to help whatever fractured relationship they may have with their parent who is incarcerated is definitely part of this week.”On Aug. 1, Miss America Laura Kaeppeler, whose father served 18 months in federal prison for mail fraud and whose pageant platform is mentoring children of incarcerated parents, visited the camp.Camp Bob gives children new experiences and responsibilities. “They’re given more opportunities to try new things in a week than they may ever get within a year at home,” Woodhurst said. “A lot of the campers who come here, it’s been their first time on an interstate.”The camp also is a break from whatever circumstances they face at home. “We do see a lot of campers who are surprised that they’re guaranteed three meals every day,” Woodhurst said.Campers attend a daily chapel service, focusing on themes of trust, hope or love. During Camp Hope, they also attend a Friday Eucharist. “They do devotions at night in cabins. That’s the time for the counselors to get with their campers and encourage them to open up and encourage them to pray and share with their cabin mates.”Joe Seddon, head male counselor, said he believed the devotions time was the most important, when “we can start unpacking the invisible backpacks that the camper has on.“I think just being able to vent … and realize that there is someone there to listen is a wonderful thing. I’m sure many of these children live in situations where they can’t really express their feelings, and if they do they’re told it’s wrong. At Camp Bob, we feel an expression of feelings is a good thing. It’s wonderful when you see a child realize this.”Seddon graduated from the University of York St. John in England two days before arriving as a Camp Bob counselor. “I wanted to stretch my comfort zone,” he said. “I feel like I could give a lot to the kids, and the kids could teach myself a lot about life as well. I’ve learned an awful lot more than I ever anticipated.”“The way I look at it is: Every child here has the right to be at camp and has the right to be a child. I just try and offer my services to make sure they have the most fun they could have.”Camps also carry benefits beyond their borders.“The number of kids who wind up in prison who have parents who are in prison is quite high,” said Stuart Campbell, executive director of the Galilee Episcopal Camp and Conference Center at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and its Camp Spirit for children of incarcerated parents. “So to try to break some of that and break that cycle of people going to prison, generation to generation, that’s really what Camp Spirit is all about.”According to Kaeppeler’s website, children with imprisoned parents are almost six times more likely than their peers ever to be incarcerated.“I see kids who have become counselors” after being campers, Campbell said. “I think they’ve started to make that break, realizing that there’s another way out there … a different way to behave than being a criminal.”Camp Spirit serves 20 to 35 kids ages 7 to 10. As these campers get older, they can join the regular Camp Galilee sessions and sometimes later become counselors.During the other camp sessions, many children also come from disadvantaged backgrounds, Campbell said. “Nevada’s been really hit hard by the financial situation in the country in the last couple of years.” He estimated that more than 40 percent of Camp Galilee campers received at least some financial support. About 40 Hispanic campers come on full scholarship from two parishes in Las Vegas.Camp can make a big difference to disadvantaged children, Campbell said. “Some of these kids come from such troubled backgrounds that just to be around people who care for them for a week and treat them in a compassionate way can mean the world to them.”Being in a beautiful camp setting eating three healthy meals a day also can be a big change for inner-city children living in food deserts, he said. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Seventeen-year-old Priscilla Alcantara, center, enjoys a swim with some of the students she helps supervise in the Diocese of Massachusett’s B-SAFE program.[Episcopal News Service] It was the first day of the summer B-SAFE Program in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and one girl in Priscilla Alcantara’s group kept wandering off, unwilling to talk to the other sixth-graders because her friends were in a different group. Alcantara, a teen staff member, asked if she wanted to talk to her instead.Alcantara, 17, stayed with the girl and helped her meet the other kids. “I just feel like, if I didn’t talk to her, she would never have met new people. … But she noticed that they were just as nice as her friends, so she made new friends.”Shy youngsters have been making friends for 13 summers at the Bishop’s Summer Academic and Fun Enrichment Program, which serves 625 elementary and middle-school children and 125 teen counselors-in-training and staff in eight locations in the Boston area. Four days a week, the youngsters attend morning academic programs followed by lunch, reading time and afternoon field trips to parks or cultural institutions. Fridays, they take day-long field trips outside the city, usually to a farm, park, lake or beach.Spearheaded by St. Stephen’s, an Episcopal mission church in Boston, B-SAFE partners with 52 Episcopal churches and about 1,000 volunteers to provide lunches, field trips and other assistance. The summer program complements a year-round after-school enrichment program for students that includes leadership training and college and career mentoring for teens. Funding comes from the diocese, donors and foundation grants. A city jobs program refers most of the teens who form the summer staff; many attended the enrichment programs themselves.The children and teens come from the neighborhoods around the program sites – mostly Episcopal churches – and reflect those neighborhoods: often living in public housing in families receiving public services, attending underperforming public schools, sometimes coming from foster homes or involved with the court system, said the Rev. Liz Steinhauser, St. Stephen’s priest associate and director of youth programs. They represent varied cultural and religious backgrounds. “The majority of the kids that we’re working with would not have a summer program to go to” without B-SAFE, Steinhauser said.The Boston program is among Episcopal initiatives, many of them at diocesan camps, spanning the country that offer summer fun and enrichment to youngsters who might be unable to afford them otherwise. Some provide general scholarship aid; others target particular populations, such as children with incarcerated parents.The B-SAFE and year-round Boston program help make city Episcopal churches relevant and build connections within neighborhoods and between urbanites and suburbanites, Steinhauser said. “By figuring out a way to bring suburban volunteers together with urban young people, we’re serving the body of Christ. We’re making the connections between churches that wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunities to interact.”The programs help bridge the education gap between poorly funded urban and wealthy suburban schools. Research shows that the biggest gap occurs because of the educational offerings children in the wealthier districts receive outside school and during the summer, Steinhauser said.Participating teens benefit from meaningful jobs, training around issues such as healthy relationships and bullying, and the chance to visit colleges and receive mentoring.Michael Cordero, 16, entered the St. Stephen’s program as a third-grader and now is a staff member working with third- and fourth-graders for the summer.“St. Stephen’s just kind of opened up … a whole new world,” he said. “The neighborhood I’m in, it’s not bad. It just doesn’t have as many opportunities as it should.”St. Stephen’s has given him a job, the chance to see and learn new things and just be himself, he said. “When I was little, I always wondered: Why are they so nice? They’re not being nice; they’re just kind of being them. … Since I’ve been here so long, it’s not hard for me to be nice. It’s just easy for me to give back.”Alcantara said it had opened doors for her as well, including involving her in community organizing and service during the school year. Last year, that included reopening a greenhouse at a local school. The program is “part of the community, so they try to better everything around me,” she said. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Children at Grace Camp, a camp in the Episcopal Diocese of Montana for youngsters with incarcerated parents, each receive their choice of a handmade quilt when they arrive.Feeling God’s love“My hope is that they go home feeling like they were part of some kind of positive, compassionate community within which they learned more about what it means to treat each other in a loving manner,” Campbell said. “We also want the kids to learn more about themselves, maybe discover or learn a new skill while they’re here, a new talent – realize that they’re creative and intuitive people, and they’re good at certain things.”At Grace Camp – a one-week, full-scholarship camp for children of incarcerated parents in Montana – campers go home with a tangible sign of that sort of caring and compassion: a quilt created by women in the diocese. They also receive a backpack full of odds and ends they need for camp, such as sunscreen, shampoo and a water bottle. And staff provide extra supplies as needed, such as if they arrive without toothpaste or underwear, said Julie Sisler, site manager for Camp Marshall, the Episcopal Diocese of Montana camp that includes Grace Camp.Over time, staff have learned how to make things run more smoothly at the seven-year-old Grace Camp, which now more closely resembles a regular residential camp, said Sisler, who also runs the camp music ministry. They keep the staff constant during a five-day session instead of giving counselors time off during a six-day schedule, for example, because the youngsters have a harder time adjusting to the changing staff and developing relationships with them.They call the adjustment period “storming, norming and conforming” as kids first test limits, then accept the rules, Sisler said. “The conforming is when they come to peace with it, and then they can engage fully into the program without pushing limits all the time.”Campers also settle in more quickly now that many are returning year after year, she said.Up to 35 third- through eighth-graders attend Grace Camp, and the staff is trying to discern how best to integrate graduates into the high school camp so they don’t feel out of place, Sisler said. “We’ve had marginal success with that.”As at the Nevada camp, other campers in the regular Camp Marshall sessions also receive financial assistance. “The philosophy is that God will provide,” said Sisler, estimating half of their campers receive at least a partial scholarship. About 450 people, including families, camp at the diocesan facility each summer.“Our ultimate wish is that they all find Christ and eventually grow up to find a Christian community and thrive in that,” she said. “In reality, what we’re really hoping is that the kids come here and have a great week and feel that God’s loved them, however that can impact them.”Sometimes, that impact comes in making connections with others from similar backgrounds. One Grace Camp participant, a boy with a father in jail, was “just ecstatic” about his camp experience, telling his mother how much better he felt after attending, Sisler said. “He had always thought that he was the only one like this. Just knowing that he’s not alone just makes a huge difference.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. 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TAGSOnlineScamsshoppingThe Conversationtips Previous articleOrange County to allocate an additional $30 million to provide more residents financial assistanceNext articleApopka fights together for a cure, offers t-shirts to show support Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online. martin-dm/E+ via Getty Images Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! By H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State UniversityThe holiday season is already a booming time for online shopping. The COVID-19 pandemic only increases the likelihood that when people shop this holiday season, they will choose online shopping over brick-and-mortar stores. However, this also means there is likely to be a boom in online scams.Already, multiple companies from outside the U.S. are advertising relatively unchecked on the internet, selling – or even just pretending to sell – all manner of products. The items are typically advertised using designs stolen from legitimate businesses and artists, often ripped off from Etsy, especially if those designs have been featured on popular sites like Bored Panda.When people buy these scam products, what arrives is typically of low quality. That’s if anything ever arrives. Often the company just shutters and renames itself without sending anything. In worst-case scenarios, they alsosteal customers’ credit card information.So how to shop smart and spot scams? Here are some clues to watch for.1. Is it too good to be true?Does the product pictured match the price? Know the market. An amazing product for a low price is cause for suspicion. For example, Instagram was featuring photos of a “Halloween Advent Calendar.” The ad listed a price of US$59.99, but available for a limited time for $29.80. At first glance you might think you’re getting a great deal, but take a moment to think it through. That price would barely cover the cost of shipping and handling for a product of that size. The original product, sold on Etsy, retails for over US$1,800, and the creator has a backlog of orders.Two online ads, left and top right, that use a product image taken from an Etsy vendor after the vendor’s ‘Halloween Advent’ product, bottom right, was featured on Better Homes and Gardens, Pinterest and OddityMall sites.Screenshots by H. Colleen Sinclair, CC BY-NC-ND2. When in doubt: Google itPerhaps you’re not familiar enough with Etsy workmanship to recognize a likely ripoff. When in doubt, search the product name or download the image and run a Google image search. You are likely to find the original source. If the product really exists – unlike this CG baby shark that one company used as an ad for its alleged baby shark robot toy – you can choose to pay the original artist for their hard work or take the risk and try to get the knockoff. The search will also reveal whether there are multiple alleged businesses selling the same “unique” and “exclusive” items using the same exact pictures. Once you start seeing double or more, that’s a warning sign.3. Check the business reputationSearching for the business name will likely just take you to the business’s site. Instead, search the business name with the word “scam.” You will be able to tell pretty quickly if there is a worrisome history associated with the business. You can also try Scamvoid, which is dedicated to identifying the trustworthiness of online links. There may be a Better Business Bureau listing for the company, but be careful about relying on these. You can also find Facebook groups, like this one for fashion-related scams, that track untrustworthy sites.4. Too new to trustIn some cases the business is so new that you won’t be able to find a track record. This is a red flag. They are likely one of those companies that close up once they’ve gotten enough orders then set up a new name and new domain and do it all over again. There is a chance that it’s a legitimate new businesses trying to open shop during a pandemic. To tell the difference between a legitimate new business and a fly-by-night operation, apply some of the following steps to judge them.5. Review the reviewsTake a close look at the reviews. If there aren’t any, back away. If there are, check for the following warning signs. The reviews are few and unanimously five stars with no comments. If there are comments, they are loaded with broken English or vague praise that could have been copied and pasted from any product. None of the reviews includes pictures of the actual received product. There aren’t any negative reviews, which is a red flag because even the best legitimate businesses can’t please everyone all the time. As a side note, if you are looking at a legitimate product offering, be careful not to read too much into the negative reviews.6. Is it a ‘good’ site?Does the business have a website, and not just a Facebook page? If not, that’s a big no. If they do, is it a complete website, or is it barely there? Check that the business has a phone number that works, and when you search the number it doesn’t have 12 other “businesses” associated with it. Check that it lists a mailing address, preferably one that isn’t just a post office box.Check the site’s “about us” page. Doesn’t have one? That’s another no. Does the “about us” include a year the business started? Does it include information about the products’ creators? If the page has a photo purporting to be of the owner or artist, you can do a Google image search to see if it’s a photo copied from another webpage, a stock photo or a fake created by an AI system. Do their claims about themselves hold up to scrutiny? For example, does the site claim to be an American Black-owned business but their WHOIS domain information lists a company in China?7. Social media presence: Do they have one?Similarly, do they have a social media presence outside of the ad that pops up in your newsfeed? If not, steer clear. If so, you can click on the poster’s name to see where the person or business is located and when the page was started. You can also see how far back their posts go, as well as check the quality of those posts and chatter about the company.8. Beware the ‘going out of business’ storyDuring the pandemic, legitimate businesses are, in fact, closing. Illegitimate businesses have been latching onto this as a tool to tug at people’s heartstrings to trick shoppers. It is illegal for American businesses to do this, but businesses outside of the U.S. are not subject to the same laws. One way to tell the legitimate businesses from the frauds is to check the starting date on website domain registrations and social media sites. If the business popped up during the pandemic just in time to go out of business, steer clear.Suspicious advertisements on Instagram, left, and Facebook, right, with pandemic going-out-of-business stories that use a product image taken from a legitimate business, Lalabug Designs.Screenshots by H. Colleen Sinclair, CC BY-NC-ND9. Fad ad clickbaitWatch out for fad items. Knockoffs and ripoffs abound on any hot or trendy item. Nowadays marketers are also picking up on political trends. Businesses crop up with names like “WeLuvTrump,” “FemPower” and “BlackGoodness.” The same is happening with political news. For example, RBG items are all the rage in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Again, following the steps above will help you sort out which products are legitimate.10. Social influence tricksAlso watch out for the common marketing techniques originally uncovered by social psychologist Robert Cialdini that are used by legitimate and illegitimate businesses alike. The most common you are likely to see in scam sites are claims of exclusive access, which appeal to your need for uniqueness, claims of limited supply or time running out on a “sale,” which play on the psychological value people place on scarce items, and claims like “Karen S. from Indianola just purchased this item,” which are “social proof” that a behavior is safe or appropriate because others have done it.Ultimately, if these 10 tips seem like too much to go through just to get that unique toy for your grandkid, buy instead from a trusted source you have counted on in the past. It’s also a good idea to use credit cards or payment services like PayPal that protect consumers from fraudulent charges.Shop wisely. Your bank account is counting on you.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Manufacturers: ApletonCivil Eng :Kratimenos AntonisMechanical Eng :Kabilis NikosTopographical Survey:Bokolas Dimitrios, Koulos EvangelosCivil Eng Consultant:Taraviras GeorgeCity:Pera MelanaCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The project was awarded to us by a family leaving in Athens keen on a new country house in the Arcadian Landscape. Design started mid-2012 and work on site was completed at the end of 2014. Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasThe programIt all started as a simple snapshot; At a very steep site with clear view towards the sea a holiday retreat protects its inhabitants from the sun heat and the strong winds while soothing the senses under the moonlight.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliWe have placed the building at the only available naturally formed plateau of the site in order to avoid unnecessary groundworks that could spoil the relief. Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasSimple elements to deal with a difficult and very unstable and steep terrain. The endless of the sea view and the enormity of the open horizon is overwhelming and therefore no great attempt is needed to frame the views.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe structure is defined by 3 volumes that are placed along the contour lines. The end product is a result of the division of a rectangular volume into 3 parts while staggering the middle part towards the east.This break is enhanced by the use of various materials and alteration of the design.Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasThe main features of the central volume (where the day activities are hosted) are the cladding with local Arcadian stone – dry stone construction both internally and externally on concrete frame and brick infill -, pitched gabled roof with roofslates and the fireplace on the narrow end framing the view. The design has references to the local architecture (where the Tsakonian “Makrinaria” are met) incorporating changes to the form and size of the openings in order to achieve better results on the bioclimatic output and view.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliFloor to ceiling openings enhance the dual aspect feature without affecting the monolithic quality while the views cross on all sides. The staggering of the western wall from the outline of this volume creates a long and narrow circulation area under a flat parapet roof that connects all three volumes.Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasTwo white blocks are set back on either side of the main volume (where the bedrooms and wc’s are hosted) acting as reference to the minimalism and sincerity of our attempted architectural language away from heavy decorative features and overstatements.Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasAt the intersection of the three volumes two fair faced concrete beams act as “connectors” subtly underlining the junction of the 3 blocks. Save this picture!© Pygmalion KaratzasFinally, white render reflects the sun, the stone cladding offers its thermal mass connecting the building with the surroundings and together protect the inhabitants from the weather conditions. A configuration revealing the endless view to the horizon and was born out of consideration for the steep relief and the local traditional materials.Project gallerySee allShow lessMontforthaus In Feldkirch / Hascher Jehle Architektur + mitiska wäger architektenSelected ProjectsDokk1 / schmidt hammer lassen architectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Villa Melana / Valia Foufa + Panagiotis PapassotiriouSave this projectSaveVilla Melana / Valia Foufa + Panagiotis Papassotiriou Projects Year: “COPY” Save this picture!© Erieta Attali+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/644771/villa-melana-valia-foufa-panagiotis-papassotiriou Clipboard CopyHouses•Pera Melana, Greece Architects: Valia Foufa, Panagiotis Papassotiriou Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 Houses Villa Melana / Valia Foufa + Panagiotis Papassotiriou photographs: Pygmalion Karatzas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeValia FoufaOfficeFollowPanagiotis PapassotiriouOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPera MelanaHousesGreecePublished on June 23, 2015Cite: “Villa Melana / Valia Foufa + Panagiotis Papassotiriou” 23 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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A monument to The Queen Mother, who died in March 2002, is to erected in central London. It will be paid for from the proceeds of a new coin that is to be minted to celebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.The planned merger of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise should lead to reduced or simplified administration for charities, as well as businesses.Arts organisations will benefit from £12 million of funding to improve training in skills and leadership. This comes a day before the Arts Council announced it was reducing its budget following the government’s latest spending round.A new body, the National Sports Foundation, will coordinate public-private funding of grassroots sport, and received an initial investment of £27 million.£150 million has been pledged to a new national framework for youth volunteering with the aim of recruiting one million volunteers aged 16 to 25 years over the next five years. This will form part of the UK’s first ‘national community service’.The Chancellor confirmed that charities will not be able to reclassify admissions fees to zoos and museums in order to claim Gift Aid on them. As previously announced, from April 2006 charities will only be able to reclaim Gift Aid on admission fees if the visitor makes an additional 10% donation at the time of entry. Membership fees will continue to qualify for Gift Aid. 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 March 2005 | News Budget 2005 highlights for charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This year’s Budget speech did not present any major benefits specifically for the charity and voluntary sector, but there were a number of announcements that will impact or benefit the sector.The Chancellor Gordon Brown MP presented the government’s Budget yesterday, which included a number of measures that could benefit the voluntary sector and fundraisers.The increase in inheritance tax threshold to £300,000 by 2007 should ensure that donors’ estates are worth slightly more should they leave a charitable bequest. Similarly, the provision to grant same-sex ‘civil partnerships’ the same tax advantages enjoyed by married couples could increase legacy income: people will be able to bequeath their assets to a same-sex partner without incurring inheritance tax. Advertisement 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 MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 11 July 2016 | News Tagged with: crowdfunding media 72 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Community Channel campaign reaches 85% of target as deadline approaches The Community Channel has reached 85% of the £300,000 target needed to keep the channel on air, a week before the final deadline, with more pledges needed.Last week, the Community Channel announced that it had received a £50,000 pledge from the Big Lottery Fund, bringing the amount raised to £245,000 from 150 investors following an earlier pledge of £150,000 from Sky.Community Channel launched a crowd-funded community shares scheme to raise new funds and allow supporters to own the channel at the beginning of June. The deadline for the crowdfunding campaign is 17th July and the channel now needs to raise a further £55,000 to meet its target.Joe Ferns, UK portfolio and knowledge director, Big Lottery Fund, said:“This innovative model for the first national community-owned TV channel will truly give voice and power to the community. I hope our pledge will encourage everyone across the voluntary sector to help.” 71 total views, 1 views today Advertisement 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.
ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Linkedin Development plan revealed for Berry/University, some express opposition ReddIt Facebook Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ printAfter one quarter of play, the Paschal Panthers (3-5) and Arlington Martin Warriors (6-2) were all tied at seven points at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.439 rushing yards and 87 points later, the Warriors never looked back.Arlington Martin’s most productive quarter came in the second as they rushed for six touchdowns, recovered another in the end zone and forced a safety on their way to a 59-7 halftime lead.The Warriors’ scoring drives relied strictly on the running game as senior quarterback Eric Walker completed just four passes on eight attempts for 60 yards and zero touchdowns.Despite trailing most of the game, Paschal stuck with their running game. Edwin Allen lead the way for the Panthers with 185 yards rushing and a touchdown. Panthers quarterback Cooper Bates completed 50 percent of his passes for 143 yards.The Panthers managed to put 13 points on the board late in the fourth quarter to make it 87-20 final.Paschal will host Arlington Bowie next Friday at 7:30 p.m. The109: Development plan revealed for Berry Street Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Twitter Previous articleFaculty, students to shuttle to campus ThursdayNext articleHousing assignments announced for Greek Village Mitchell Stehly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Twitter + posts Mitchell Stehly Paschal catcher commits to TCU TCU students finish intramural season, enjoy indoor soccer Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Facebook printThis story first appeared on the109, TCU student media’s news site covering the 76109 ZIP code. Dogs and dog lovers now have something else to wag their tails about.ZBonz dog park, located off of Camp Bowie Boulevard, held its soft opening Jan. 30. The soft opening means that while construction is still going on in the park, residents can bring their dogs and utilize all of the new space.“It went well,” project manager Scott Penn said. “I haven’t heard any negative feedback.”The grand opening is tentatively set for April 9 as long as there are no more delays in construction.The park has already had several delays, such as a prolonged wait for state transportation permits and private funding to purchase materials. Record-setting rain also closed the site for a couple months.Penn said the only other delay he could see being a problem now is the weather.The construction to finish the park will be ongoing during the weekdays; however, the park is still open both weekdays and weekends. Penn said he sees “10 to 15 cars” at the park during the week.“Most of the stuff in the dog park will be built within the next few weeks,” Penn said.Whitney Rodriquez, the marketing coordinator for the Fort Worth park and recreation department, said the park could be closed at any time depending on the work being done.“Although we are eager for the park to get used, the safety of the public and their pets is our number one priority as we finish up this project,” Rodriguez said.The 10-acre park is divided into two areas: one for dogs less than 40 pounds and one for dogs more than 40 pounds. Owners can put their smaller dogs in the big dog area if they want; however, according to the ZBonz park rules, this is not recommended.All dogs must be at least four months old, licensed with the city, and be up to date on their rabies shots to play in the park.Each side of the park is fully surrounded by a fence and features a pond, an agility course and grassy areas for the dogs to run around. There are also benches for owners and trash cans for poop bags.Fort Worth resident Delia Owens said the pond is a favorite of her dog, Rooster.“The first thing he did was run and get in the pond,” Owens said.编辑触摸共享全屏来源 www.the109.org制作你自己的了解更多接触图片分享图像…全屏Daniel Villegas said while his dogs Kinsler and Colt also love the water, drying them off isn’t always easy.“I hope they get a dry-off area, so when we’re done with the lake, we can gate them off so they don’t have access to the water anymore,” Villegas said.While there are no plans currently to build a dry-off area, Penn said as long as donations keep coming in, they will continue to improve the park. He said the department is currently raising money for lighting inside the park.The park has already received $676,000 from the city, $510,000 in private donations and $470,000 in pro bono labor costs, Penn said. During the grand opening ceremony on April 9, a donor wall will be revealed featuring plaques with the names of donors.“We’re looking forward to the opening,” Penn said. “We hope everyone enjoys it.”CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the size of the park and amenities still under construction. The park is 10 acres. CORRECTION: A previous version of the video in this story incorrectly stated that bathrooms would be constructed at the park. + posts Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Twitter Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Twitter Linkedin Previous articleNew Carter Tech Center offers alternative to loungesNext articleThe Skiff: February 4, 2016 Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbell Linkedin ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance
Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ TAGSRussia investigation Linkedin Russia re-elects Putin for fourth term in controversial election TCU scored a D in a 2007 evaluation of its sustainability practices – its ability to meet the needs of the present without impairing future generations.Sustainability in relation to endowment investment was the focus of the College Sustainability Report Card, which assigned letter grades to 100 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada possessing higher education’s largest endowments. Previous articleTCU offers spring break trips focused on cultural education, giving backNext articleNew organization on campus looks to bridge advising gap for Neeley students Betsy Foresman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Betsy is a junior journalism and psychology double major from Orange County, California. She is pretty well-read, as untamed as a shrew, and her dependence on Redbull is something we won’t get into. + posts ReddIt What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit The same day Democrats released their rebuttal memo, HPSIC Republicans released a response to the countering claims. The rebuttal-rebuttal memo (hello, “Inception”) said, “the Democratic memo represents a lengthy but wholly unpersuasive attempt to distract from the Committee’s key findings on FISA abuse.” The Republican response says the Democrat memo does not contain a single reference to the Clinton campaign or the DNC’s funding of the Steele dossier. It also challenges the claim by Democrats that Steele was found to be a credible source. So far, Page has not been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, nor do any of the charges brought against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn appear to relate to Page or to information learned through the surveillance of Page. March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America Facebook Breakdown: what the arsenals of the world are packing For a little backstory: FISA submissions and renewals before the FISC are classified due to the sensitive nature of the foreign intelligence activity. As such, the integrity of the FISA process rests on the court’s ability to hold the government to the highest standard. This aims to be accomplished through the government’s full disclosure of relevant materials and facts relating to the FISA application, including information potentially favorable to the target of the FISA application. In the case of the surveillance warrant on Page, Republicans say, the political motivations of Clinton and the DNC to upend the Trump presidential campaign, and the unverified nature of the Steele dossier were omitted from the initial application and following renewals. Many argue that this omission is what led to the renewals being approved instead of, as they would say, rightfully denied. What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Betsy Foresman Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ ReddIt Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ U.S. and European allies target Syrian chemical weapons production with airstrike Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printMemos released by both Democratic and Republican members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) tell two versions of the same story. Both memos outline Department of Justice and FBI conduct of surveillance on Carter Page, a US citizen and volunteer adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, but have cherry-picked facts resulting in two partisan documents.The DOJ and FBI sought and received a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) probable cause order October 21, 2016, authorizing electronic surveillance on Page from the foreign intelligence surveillance court (FISC). Three FISA renewals were subsequently obtained from the FISC. Facebook Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ In response to the declassification of the GOP memo, HPSIC Democrats released their own memo, Feb. 24, 2018, challenging the Republican’s claims. The rebuttal memo calls the GOP memo a transparent effort to undermine the DOJ and FBI, and says officials from the agencies “did not abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, omit material information, or subvert this vital tool to spy on the Trump campaign.” The rebuttal memo states that the FBI initiated an investigation into Page after receiving intelligence in late July 2016 on George Papadopoulos, Trump campaign foreign policy advisor, and from preexisting FBI surveillance on Russian election interference. The FBI did not receive information from the Steele dossier until mid-September 2016, and, according to the memo, had no role in launching the investigation into Russian interference and its links to the Trump campaign. The memo also states that the Steele dossier did not play a major role as evidence in the FISA application. The rebuttal memo further states that the FBI’s FISA application disclosed Steele’s prior relationship with the FBI, the reason for his termination as a source, the assessed political motivation of those who hired him, and repeatedly informed the FISC about Steele’s background, credibility and potential bias. “[The] warrant request was based on compelling evidence and probable cause to believe Page was knowingly assisting clandestine Russian intelligence activities in the U.S.” Twitter Twitter Linkedin &amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt; &amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4392803/Republican-Memo.pdf”&amp;amp;gt;Republican Memo (PDF)&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt; &amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4392803/Republican-Memo.txt”&amp;amp;gt;Republican Memo (Text)&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt; The GOP memo, declassified by President Trump Feb. 2 of this year raises concerns with the legitimacy and legality of the FISA surveillance warrant, accusing the FBI of improperly using information funded in part by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Convention. The Clinton campaign and the DNC paid more than $160,000 to Christopher Steele, a British intelligence officer, to obtain derogatory information on, then presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. The GOP memo also says the FBI’s FISA application relied heavily on information from the Steele dossier but failed to disclose the unverified nature and credibility of that information.
Reporters Without Borders today condemned the latest Chinese effort to gag the Internet by means of directives to portals that have discussion groups. As a result of the directives, many news groups have closed since 23 February and filtering of online messages has been stepped up. Verisign’s decision to assign China a DNS root server is also worrying for the Web’s future.”Discussion forums are used by millions of Chinese and, although closely monitored, they at least offered an outlet for popular discontent and criticism, but we fear these latest measures will just make Internet users censor themselves even more,” Reporters Without Borders said. The organisation added that, after these latest directives, Verisign’s decision to involve China in the management of global Internet traffic appeared extremely dangerous.The council of state’s information bureau, which regulates online activity, explained the new directives to those in charge of China’s main Internet portals: Sohu.com, Netease.com and Sina.com.Changes were quickly apparent in the forums on these portals, Reporters Without Borders has learned. Some discussion groups with a slightly political content or ones dealing with social issues were closed or redirected to entertainment forums (culture, people and so on). This was the case with the Sohu.com news group Xin Kong (Starry sky), which was closed and replaced by a forum not considered subversive.It also seems that debates of a political nature have virtually disappeared from forums as a result of stricter filtering criteria used by the Ban Zhu (discussion group moderators). At the same time, there has been a surge of posts by Internet users complaining about censoring of their messages, which they are unable to post online.Online discussion groups were massively used to voice dissenting views about events in the news in 2003. They were also the main source of information during the SARS crisis, as the authorities declared the subject off-limits for the traditional media. More recently, Internet users became impassioned about the “BMW affair,” in which a well-to-do women deliberately ran over a peasant woman on 12 October 2003 and injured 12 other persons. The very light sentence imposed on the driver – presumably due to political intervention – spawned a major national protest movement. Tens of thousands of messages were posted in discussion forums decrying the unfairness of the sentence and judicial corruption. It appears to have been the scale of these protests that pushed the authorities into increasing their control of discussion forums.In May 2003, Reporters Without Borders issued a detailed report on the system used to monitor Internet forums in China. The full report, entitled “Living dangerously on the Net,” is available at Verisign is the US company that manages DNS (domain name servers) such as .com ou .net throughout the world. By assigning China a DNS server, Verisign will turn it into one of the main hubs of Internet traffic. However, the Chinese authorities regularly use DNS hijacking, a technique that makes a site completely inaccessible by redirecting its domain name (such as rsf.org) to a false IP address, resulting in an error message such as “site unavailable.”According to Dynamic Internet Technology (DIT), a US-based company that specialises in Internet filtering issues in China, Verisign’s decision could make DNS hijacking easier and result in an increase in Internet censorship in China.For more information, go to www.internet.rsf.org February 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Internet filtering stepped up yet again Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en News News ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more The Chinese government has issued new directives aimed at stifling any form of protest in online discussion forums. At the same time, the US company Verisign is giving China more responsibility in the worldwide management of the Internet. Is this ignorance or realpolitik? Reporters Without Borders sounds the alarm. China’s Cyber Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further