Prime Minister recognises volunteer fundraisers

first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 July 2008 | News The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has recognised six volunteer fundraisers as Everyday Heroes.The achievements of Alison Cordwell, Liam Fairhurst, Elizabeth Haycock, Chris Lavender and Phil Pemble were celebrated at a reception at 10 Downing Street earlier this week.Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising said “There are hundreds of thousands of volunteer fundraisers who collectively raise a huge amount of money each year. In turn, they make a phenomenal contribution to the work that many voluntary organisations are able to undertake.”Thirteen year old Liam Fairhurst of Soham also won the Volunteer Fundraiser of the year at the recent Institute of Fundraising National Awards. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in his leg in 2005, Liam has now raised more than £150,000 for CLIC Sargent.The other volunteers have raised funds for Springhill Hospice in Lancashire, Marie Curie Cancer Care, RAF Benevolent Fund, RNLI, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Macmillan Cancer Support and SPACE. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Volunteering 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. Prime Minister recognises volunteer fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) Earned A Perfect Score

first_imgState Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation.  Bacon’s score is based on his performance during the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on certain bills, including measures providing road funding, workforce education and scholarships to top-performing Hoosier students who enter the teaching field.“The Legislative Vote Analysis is an important source of information for thousands of Indiana employers and citizens,” states Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The purpose is to keep Hoosiers informed about what’s going on at the Indiana Statehouse and how their legislators are voting on issues vital to the state’s economic future and their own. This report makes it clear which legislators support pro-economy, pro-jobs bills and which legislators do not.”Indiana is one of the most business-friendly states in the country, recently ranking first in the Midwest and among the top five in the nation for best business climate, according to Chief Executive’s annual “Best & Worst States for Business” ranking.“Being ranked top five in the nation for business climate signals to entrepreneurs that Indiana is a great place to set up shop, which means more jobs for hardworking Hoosiers and an even stronger economy,” Bacon said. “I will continue to support sound policies that keep Indiana growing and business friendly.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Acquisition bid for Ministry of Cake owner

first_imgPrivate equity firm IK Investment Partners, which has interests in a host of food businesses across Europe, is aiming to acquire Mademoiselle Desserts.The French frozen desserts and pastry business has manufacturing sites in France and The Netherlands and, in January 2017, acquired UK baked goods supplier Ministry of Cake. It operates nine production sites and employs around 1,300 staff.IK Investment Partners (IK) announced today (4 May) that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Equistone Partners Europe, Céréa Partenaire, Azulis Capital and the management team to acquire a majority stake in Mademoiselle Desserts. The management team will reinvest alongside the IK fund.IK has previously invested in European businesses including Linxis Group, Salad Signature, Cérélia Group, Løgismose Meyers and Solina Group.“IK’s unrivalled experience in investing in European food businesses makes them an ideal partner,” said Didier Boudy, CEO of Mademoiselle Desserts, which was established in 1984.“With their support, Mademoiselle Desserts will be well positioned to capture market share and continue its active build-up strategy, for which we were actively backed by Equistone over these last years.”IK Investment partner Rémi Buttiaux said the deal would fit IK’s investment strategy.“We are impressed by the group’s development in the UK, France and the Netherlands. Together with the management team, we will strive to broaden the product portfolio via targeted acquisition opportunities.”last_img read more

Accelerating Delivery of IT Projects Driving Innovation

first_imgDriving innovation through modern applicationsIn addition to getting up and running quickly, driving innovation also means leveraging software and giving developers the tools they need to create modern applications. However, the challenge is how to modernize the application portfolio to include both cloud-native together with traditional applications?DTCP ships with VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 – which includes VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid integration with vSphere 7. You now have a single platform to drive this journey of innovation, with support for both modern, cloud-native applications as well as traditional, virtual machine-based instances. This enables you to reduce TCO and streamline operations by 47% compared to a similar public Cloud solution.²When it comes to purchasing, simplicity and flexibility rulesWhen it comes to consuming IT infrastructure, it’s about having the freedom of choice between CapEx and OpEx models to better align costs with business objectives and growth. This allows you to grow different parts of your business at varying rates.With subscription pricing, we made it simple to buy hybrid cloud environments—for as low as $70/node per day.³ We are now introducing the option of upfront (CapEx) purchase, in addition to subscription, for fixed configurations of select VxRail node and rack options. All delivered in as few as 14 days.The speed of your business is determined by your ability to build scalable infrastructure while keeping overhead costs low. With DTCP, you now have a platform that allows you to do both.¹ Applies to select fixed node configurations, contact your sales representative for details. Customer credit approval, site survey and configuration workbook must be completed before order is placed. Excludes orders over 24 nodes, VMware NSX configuration, vRealize (vRA, vRO) components, and some other features. Product availability, holidays and other factors may impact deployment time. US only.² IDC White Paper, sponsored by Dell EMC, Benefits of the Consistent Hybrid Cloud: A Total Cost of Ownership Analysis of the Dell Technologies Cloud, April 2019. Results based on U.S. costs of the Dell Technologies Cloud deploying common cloud environment workloads over a five-year period v. a leading native public cloud service provider. Actual results will vary.³ Based on a 3-year term with the minimum starting configuration (4 x 1M1s.small + 3 x 1G1s.sm) and an average monthly price of $2104 (USD). Pricing for DTCP with subscription may vary depending on the number and type of nodes in your configuration. For details on pricing, consult your account manager. Every year, the speed of business continues to increase. Companies must do whatever it takes to stay relevant, because the competition is always pushing harder, moving faster. If you can’t keep up and move quickly, your competitors surely will.We also live in an age of near-instant gratification, where people expect speed—across product and service delivery, support, and every other area they interact with. In the race to meet these expectations, standards haven risen overall, making speed even more crucial. No longer can it take months to get up and running, which significantly hurts your competitiveness.The industry’s fastest hybrid cloud deployment¹With the world speeding up, simply being fast isn’t enough. You must be faster than everyone else; accelerate until you’re first and keep going to stay there. To do so, you need to leverage IT to help innovate your business or be left in the dust. It doesn’t matter if you’re a media firm, a retail company, or a bank—it’s an easy calculation. Either you innovate, or your competitors will.To help our customers accelerate their IT projects, earlier this year we launched Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) with subscription pricing (offered via fixed configurations of select VxRail node and rack options). With the launch we also made our customers a promise. We’ll deliver and deploy a hybrid cloud in under 2 weeks, which includes standardized installation and configuration of HW/SW components.With the agility to get hybrid cloud environments up and running quickly, as well as rapidly scale, you can now innovate at a higher rate. last_img read more

Nicaragua builds prisons with money seized from drug traffickers

first_imgAbout $1.8 million (USD) of the money seized in Operation Televisa was used to build the women’s prison, and $2.1 million (USD) was spent on the maximum-security prison. The federal government is also planning on using seized drug money to build another new prison for $2.1 million (USD) and a detention center for prisoners serving their sentences in the municipality of Bluefields in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS) at a cost of $974,000 (USD). The Nicaraguan government is using money seized from drug traffickers during Operation Televisa to finance the construction of new prisons, which will help reduce overcrowding. Operation Televisa Nicaragua’s Center for Violence Prevention (CEPREV) director Mónica Zalaquett agreed with the approach. Operation Televisa was conducted by the National Civil Police (PNC) on August 20, 2012 along Nicaragua’s border with Honduras, a region known as Las Manos. There, PNC agents seized $9.2 million (USD) in cash they found hidden inside the compartments of six television production trucks that 18 Mexican nationals were attempting to bring to Costa Rica – all under the guise of being journalists for the Televisa de México network. “It’s good that there are better prison conditions for women, who are the major victims of organized crime, given that there are a lot of single mothers who sell drugs at the retail level,” Zalaquett said. “We also need to invest in non-violent forms of masculinity, which is a very important issue for preventing crime.” Nicaragua’s current prison population totals 10,569 inmates, of which 575 are women and 306 foreigners, according to the federal government. “It’s good that there are better prison conditions for women, who are the major victims of organized crime, given that there are a lot of single mothers who sell drugs at the retail level,” Zalaquett said. “We also need to invest in non-violent forms of masculinity, which is a very important issue for preventing crime.” New incarceration model It will be largely self-sufficient and will provide inmates the opportunity to learn skills, such as cosmetology, that they can use to reintegrate into civil society when they are released. The facility is equipped with production areas where inmates can make clothing and baked goods, and it also has pig and poultry farms for subsistence food production. By Dialogo October 15, 2014 Nicaragua’s current prison population totals 10,569 inmates, of which 575 are women and 306 foreigners, according to the federal government. Just to clarify, it’s not federal it’s national government and Las Manos is not a region. It is a community that borders with sister country Honduras, Region 1 of Nicaragua is comprised of the departments of Estelí, Somoto and Nuevo Segovia. Within the N.S. department is the municipality of Dipilto and within this municipality is the community of Las Manos. It’s good so that the prisoners in La Modelo and La Granja when Tipitapa was moved be better off in the prison system. That is my opinion Everything is very good so that the Nicaraguan people realize what all the money seized from the drug traffickers is being invested in, and also investment in programs to reintroduce the male and female prisoners into society again. It’s important, since this way, assassinations stop in the jails of prevention. Federal government?? It’s national government or Nicaraguan government. Many women, fall into selling drugs because they have no work, others because they are ignorant and others because it is the easiest way to get money to support their family. And the latter women, because they are lazy, don’t like to work and they are the ones who should be arrested. And I think what you are doing is good, but it would be good to find work for them when they get out because society is very cruel, and does not give them work, and they go back to the same thing. Give them enough follow-up while they are adapting. I congratulate you for the good you are doing. The Nicaraguan government is using money seized from drug traffickers during Operation Televisa to finance the construction of new prisons, which will help reduce overcrowding. “We’re investing in the provision of care and education so that they can reintegrate into society after serving their terms,” said Marcia Ramírez, a family minister at the prison. “The investment is being made with the same money that’s being seized from the drug trade and it’s being applied towards quality of life, human care and spaces for the social reintegration of women.” “Now we can see how the inmates will be able to live, which is nothing like the overcrowding they faced at La Esperanza prison,” said Minister of the Interior Ana Isabel Morales, speaking on the new women’s prison. center_img Prison officials inaugurated the first two detention centers funded with money seized from drug traffickers on September 8 in the municipality of Tipitapa, located 22 kilometers east of the capital of Managua. One is a comprehensive women’s prison, which has a capacity of 250 inmates, the other is a maximum-security facility, which can hold 400 prisoners. It will be largely self-sufficient and will provide inmates the opportunity to learn skills, such as cosmetology, that they can use to reintegrate into civil society when they are released. The facility is equipped with production areas where inmates can make clothing and baked goods, and it also has pig and poultry farms for subsistence food production. Prison officials inaugurated the first two detention centers funded with money seized from drug traffickers on September 8 in the municipality of Tipitapa, located 22 kilometers east of the capital of Managua. One is a comprehensive women’s prison, which has a capacity of 250 inmates, the other is a maximum-security facility, which can hold 400 prisoners. Operation Televisa “Now we can see how the inmates will be able to live, which is nothing like the overcrowding they faced at La Esperanza prison,” said Minister of the Interior Ana Isabel Morales, speaking on the new women’s prison. About $1.8 million (USD) of the money seized in Operation Televisa was used to build the women’s prison, and $2.1 million (USD) was spent on the maximum-security prison. The federal government is also planning on using seized drug money to build another new prison for $2.1 million (USD) and a detention center for prisoners serving their sentences in the municipality of Bluefields in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS) at a cost of $974,000 (USD). In January 2013, a Nicaraguan judge sentenced the 18 Mexicans – 17 men and one woman – to 30 years in prison for money laundering for drug traffickers. An appeals court reduced those sentences to 17 and 18 years in prison, which allows the prisoners to serve their sentences in Mexico. Operation Televisa was conducted by the National Civil Police (PNC) on August 20, 2012 along Nicaragua’s border with Honduras, a region known as Las Manos. There, PNC agents seized $9.2 million (USD) in cash they found hidden inside the compartments of six television production trucks that 18 Mexican nationals were attempting to bring to Costa Rica – all under the guise of being journalists for the Televisa de México network. In January 2013, a Nicaraguan judge sentenced the 18 Mexicans – 17 men and one woman – to 30 years in prison for money laundering for drug traffickers. An appeals court reduced those sentences to 17 and 18 years in prison, which allows the prisoners to serve their sentences in Mexico. “We’re investing in the provision of care and education so that they can reintegrate into society after serving their terms,” said Marcia Ramírez, a family minister at the prison. “The investment is being made with the same money that’s being seized from the drug trade and it’s being applied towards quality of life, human care and spaces for the social reintegration of women.” New incarceration model Nicaragua’s Center for Violence Prevention (CEPREV) director Mónica Zalaquett agreed with the approach. And And just to clarify for Omar Flores that Somoto is not a department in Region 1, the department is called Madriz. Somoto is the capital of the department. Because they’re not going to build a rehabilitation center with that money in the RAAN in Nicaragua because it’s full of drug users here from children to adults. The police do nothing to those who sell drugs. My comment is that private as well as state universities should give careers to the women who are incarcerated, whose sentences are 5 years or more so they can chose high school or elementary school instruction as needed. It can be paid for out of the money seized from the narcos. It shouldn’t be just to build more jails, review the legal code regarding children and adolescents, which gives them a free pass to commit crimes. That is the best that can be done. The prisoners deserve to be in decent places, not in subhuman conditions. May God bless them. IT’S NOT NATIONAL CIVIL POLICE, IT’S JUST NATIONAL POLICE I think this is a very good initiative. Work should also be done on the psychological aspects of these women and men to reduce anger and improve the relationships and communication between members of the family. I don’t see the Family Ministry taking on these tasks which also fall to it. All the work and all the achievement garnered against any crime is laudable, but let’s not lose focus and keep our eyes on the target, people. As long as true criminals are who end up in those jails and not those criminals who escape or never step foot in them and who like magic their cocaine turns into talcum powder. Mr. Omar Cabeza, more oversight in the police cells there is a lot of inhumane abuse against those people just for having made a mistake or not. It’s an outrage what’s going on in there. There are innocent people who just because they are poor they’re treated like dogs as if they have no childrenlast_img read more