Making the most of #GivingTuesdayAs well as encouraging more employers to mark Giving Tuesday by setting up a payroll giving system, Workplace Giving UK is asking companies that already run such a scheme to mark the day.The company suggests that employers remind their workforce that they can donate to any charity they might wish to straight from their pay. Workplace Giving has two emails which they ask companies to send out to all employees at the start and on the last day of the campaign, so they can easily sign up online.Workplace Giving will also be encourage every employee who does start giving as a result to share what they have done on social media and join the #unselfie movement, one of the hallmarks of the #GivingTuesday campaign internationally. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 November 2014 | News Workplace Giving UK offers £10 top-up on Giving Tuesday donations 65 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving Tuesday payroll giving selfie Workplace Giving UK is marking the UK’s first GivingTuesday by offering to boost donations made on their site and the day itself and in the week following.Employees who sign up to a Workplace Giving/Payroll Giving scheme on 2 December 2014 and in the following week will be given an additional £10 if they donate to any charity featured on the Workplace Giving UK website.Managing Director of Workplace Giving UK Peter O’Hara explained why the company was making the offer. He said:“#GivingTuesday is a great opportunity to put charitable giving at the top of the agenda in the run up to Christmas but we wanted to do something that would mean that the generosity of employees had a lasting effect. By encouraging employees to sign up to Workplace Giving rather than giving a one off donation not only will the charities of their choice receive donations as tax effectively and seamlessly as possible but employees also continue to give for an average of 8 years via their pay”.He pointed out that a £10 a month donation from a higher rate tax payer could be worth over £1,600 to the charity over the lifetime of their giving (£10 net becomes £16.67 gross to charity, which over eight years totals £1,600.32). 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.
Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association condemn the recent sanctions taken by the military government’s censorship board against the Burmese-language edition of the Myanmar Times weekly, which was ordered to suppress its next issue for carrying a report about an increase in the price of satellite dish licences (http://www.mmtimes.com/no400/n006.htm) in its 11 January issue.The newspaper apparently published the story, which quoted an Agence France-Presse dispatch, without requesting the censorship board’s permission.”The latest sanctions against news media that are already subject to censorship and self-censorship appear to be linked to recent official statements on press freedom,” the two organisations said. “Information minister Kyaw Hsan, for example, told a group of media publishers on 13 January that the media must make an effort to help the national economy to improve and to protect itself against the destructionists threatening the country’s interests. We suspect that this kind of comment may pave the way for new sanctions and restrictions.”A Rangoon-based journalist said the government also asked the Myanmar Times to fire four of its journalists, Nwe Nwe Aye, Win Nyunt Lwin, Myint Soe and Win Kyaw Oo. The four were reportedly told to go this week.The censorship board recently ordered at least two magazines, the Myanmar Tribune and Action Times, not to publish any “political” news. A journalist employed by one of these publications said Maj. Tint Swe, the head of the censorship board, threatened them with reprisals if they did not concentrate on entertainment and sport. Myanmar Tribune and Action Times decided to temporarily suspend publication.A spokesperson for the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, was summoned by the censorship board on 11 January and reprimanded for issuing a newsletter on 4 January, Independence Day. Reference was made to the Printers and Publishers Registration Act, under which an unauthorised publication is punishable by up to seven years in prison.According to the Burmese exile magazine Irrawaddy, young NLD activists printed and circulated a newsletter entitled Ah-Yoan-Thit (The Dawn) containing articles on last September’s demonstrations and arrests of party activists.The military government has refused to give the NLD any publication permit since the start of the 1990s. Aung San Suu Kyi has herself repeatedly requested authorisation to publish a newspaper.Around 150 weekly newspapers and 80 magazines are published in Burma. Most of them do not cover politics but all of them are subjected to prior censorship. According to some sources, rampant corruption within the censorship board means that publications are sometimes able to carry reports that would normally be censored. Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF_en Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation News January 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Myanmar Times and other media threatened and sanctioned by military censors Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more News MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News
The Bread Factory and Great British Biscotti Co were among the winners at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.Craft business The Bread Factory was crowned Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year, while Dorset-based Great British Biscotti Co collected the SME Innovation of the Year award at the event, held at the Hilton Park Lane, London yesterday (1 November).The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, run by British Baker’s sister title Food Manufacture and organised by William Reed Business Media, were celebrated in front of hundreds of food industry representatives.Judges paid tribute to The Great British Biscotti Co’s “scale of ambition” and praised The Bread Factory’s commitment to investing in capacity and a new enterprise resource planning system.“The Bread Factory’s passion, tenacity and achievement in translating craft bakery to high-scale commercial achievement, shines through this entry and delivered profit directly to the bottom line,” said the judges.Commenting on Great British Biscotti Co’s win, judges said: “This is a true David versus Goliath story, in which our British hero is taking on the might of the established biscotti businesses in Italy. Not only is Great British Biscotti Co opening up global markets for its product range, it is also developing new on-the-go snacking products.”Bakery Manufacturer of the Year finalists included Addo Food Group, American Muffin Company, Eric Richmond and Warrens Bakery.The awards were presented by celebrity host and former England Rugby international Matt Dawson, who also hosted the 2016 Baking Industry Awards.“Judging by the calibre of entries in this year’s food and drink manufacturing Oscars, Britain’s biggest manufacturing sector – food and drink manufacturing – is well placed to take on the challenge of making the best of Brexit’s opportunities while minimising its threats,” said Food Manufacture group editor Mike Stones.
There are some venues that are truly unique and unparalleled places to see music. The Gorge and Red Rocks come to mind, but a little East Troy, WI venue called Alpine Valley Music Theatre is the focus of today’s story. The Valley was built in 1977, and is relatively accessible to fans in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and more. With its sprawling landscapes and 7,500 person pavilion, it’s no wonder that the Grateful Dead hit the venue a total of 20 times between 1980 and 1989.Of course, the Grateful Dead scene would change dramatically during the 1980’s. What started out as a musically focused fanbase veered deeper into the darker realms of the drug world. With halfhearted Deadheads plaguing the local community, the city voted to ban the Dead from ever performing at Alpine Valley after their three night run in 1989. They would eventually relent in the post-Jerry Garcia era, allowing The Other Ones to perform there in 2002, and of course Dead & Company earlier this summer.The three night run by the Grateful Dead at Alpine in 1989 was quite the affair, and the first night of the run was compiled for a box set called Downhill From Here. Bonus tracks from this final show, including “West L.A. Fadeaway”, “Desolation Row”, and “Deal”, were all featured in the compilation. With a “Hell In A Bucket” opener and a great segment of “Terrapin Station” > drums > “The Other One” > “The Wheel” > “Morning Dew” really brought the second set home. With a “Turn On Your Love Light” encore, the true fans in attendance were smiling all the way home.Fortunately, professional videos of the night were captured, and posted onto YouTube by BurningShoreProphet2. Watch below and enjoy!Set One:Set Two:Setlist: Grateful Dead at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI – 7/19/89Set One: Hell in a Bucket, Sugaree, Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues, Althea, Victim or the Crime > West L.A. Fadeaway, Desolation Row > DealSet Two: Box of Rain > Foolish Heart > Looks Like Rain, Terrapin Station > drums > The Other One > The Wheel > Morning DewEncore: Turn on Your Love Light
CMC – A ruthless Trinidad and Tobago Red Force dealt a heavy blow to Barbados Pride’s title quest with a crushing 147-run victory here Sunday.Chasing an improbable 330 to win on the final day of the seventh round match at the Brian Lara Stadium, the championship leaders folded meekly for 182 in their second innings, to spoil an excellent five-game winning streak.Pride were dismantled by paceman Uthman Muhammad who claimed four for 28, including three of the first four wickets to fall, as the visitors slumped to 43 for four in quick time.Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein continued his wicket-taking form with three for 44 while leg-spinning captain Imran Khan chipped in with two for 46.In-form left-hander Kyle Mayers resisted with a top score of 40 while out-of-form captain Kraigg Brathwaite managed 36, tail-ender Chemar Holder 34 not out, and all-rounder Kevin Stoute, 33, but Pride failed to string together partnerships of real substance to avoid their second defeat of the season.Red Force, with a single win to their credit and two defeats and as many stalemates in their last four outings, started the day requiring a clinical effort in order to get the better of their bitter rivals.Resuming on 343 for nine, they added a further seven runs before last man Anderson Phillip perished for 16, just 13 balls into the morning session.Left with the better part of three sessions to pull off victory, Red Force made little mistake as Uthman Muhammad and Phillip tore Pride’s top order to shreds with destructive new-ball spells.Uthman trapped Shayne Moseley lbw for five in the fourth over with 11 runs on the board as the left-hander hit across a full length delivery and then removed Test batsman Shamar Brooks for 10 in his next over to a catch by wicketkeeper Joshua DaSilva moving smartly to his right.Three balls later in the next over, Phillip hit Justin Greaves in front for one and when Uthman got Shane Dowrich to flash at a short wide ball and nick a catch to DaSilva for five, Pride were sliding towards a heavy defeat.They recovered through a 53-run fifth wicket stand between Mayers and Brathwaite, reviving hopes of salvaging a draw.Mayers struck half-dozen fours and a six in a breezy 45-ball innings while Brathwaite counted four fours and a six off 89 balls in nearly 2-¼ hours at the crease.They seemed to be taking Pride safely to lunch without further loss when Mayers perished in the fourth over before the break, holing out in the deep off a slog-sweep at Hosein.When Cephas Cooper completed a brilliant running catch in the deep to dismiss Brathwaite in the fifth over following the resumption off Hosein, Pride lost four wickets for 21 runs and the last wicket stand of 52 between Stoute and Holder only delayed the inevitable.
Syracuse senior Gosia Wlaszczuk set the ball high for fellow senior Silvi Uattara. The tall hitter strode up and pounded the ball hard into the floor, turning to her teammates as the crowd went wild. The Pittsburgh frontline dropped their heads, and Pittsburgh libero Angela Seman laid sprawled on the ground.This shot — a lofting set from Wlaszczuk, followed by a resounding kill from an SU hitter — has been all too common of a sight for opposing teams this season. The Orange ranks 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference in kills, and many can be traced back to Wlaszczuk.Friday night was no different.The Orange setter tallied 40 assists, but it wasn’t enough for Syracuse (12-4, 3-2 ACC), as it fell, 3-1, against the Panthers (13-4, 3-2). Many of the assists went in the direction of freshman Santita Ebangwese, one of SU’s top offensive powers so far in 2015. Ebangwese finished with nine kills.“I know that (Gosia) is really consistent, and when I call for the ball, I know it’s going to be there,” Ebangwese said, “And I can choose to make good decisions (with it).”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWlaszczuk was active early, shifting from the frontline to the back mid-play.At one point in the second set, the versatile senior launched a serve over the net, and within seconds was back in position, lofting a set to senior Monika Salkute, who sent home the kill.“I’m glad all of my hitters were on the high level today,” Wlaszczuk said, “I have to see my hitters when they have a hot hand.”The senior reached the 1,000 career assist mark in the UConn Invitational at the beginning of the season, and has been focusing on her consistency throughout the 2015 campaign.One of the key consistencies in her game has been spreading the ball to her teammates.For the entirety of the four-set match, Wlaszczuk piled on the assists, handing them out to each of her hitters. The Orange finished with 43 kills, spread over six hitters.“After every set, I try to look at the numbers,” Wlaszczuk said, “I’m trying to hit my hitters equally.”Uaatra saw her third 10-plus kill game in the last four, ending with 12 total.In the third set, the Orange pushed a comeback, led by a number of key sets from Wlaszczuk. But it never fully materialized for SU, as the Panthers took the set after a brief timeout.Wlaszczuk tallied her 40th and final assist late in the fourth set.In the end, the Orange was unable to find its footing against the Panthers, dropping its second ACC game of the season. However, the consistency from Wlaszczuk and her leadership on the court couldn’t be undermined by head coach Leonid Yelin.“I always compare it to football,” Yelin said, “Without a quarterback, even with a great offense, you have no team.” Comments Published on October 9, 2015 at 10:40 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+