Charities call for access to full assets left to them in legacies

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Unclaimed Assets Charity Coalition – which includes Cancer Research UK, Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Royal British Legion, RNIB, RNLI and the RSPCA – is calling on the Government to make a number of changes to resolve this.The Coalition wants to see the proposed 15 year period of dormancy to five years, the adoption of a comprehensive definition of unclaimed assets (beyond dormant bank accounts), and the introduction of a mandatory obligation on financial institutions to surrender the unclaimed assets they hold to the rightful owners.In addition the coalition is asking for the creation of a comprehensive national register of unclaimed assets to ensure that both charities and individuals have full access to information to enable to them to find the money they are owed.Finally coalition members want to see “a full and open consultation” with the public and with the charity and voluntary sector about how remaining unclaimed assets are reinvested in society.Gordon Crowe, Legacy Controller at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, said: Since one in seven of all people that make a will leave money to charity, we expect the sector will be owed a considerable proportion of the total value of unclaimed assets in the UK. The changes we hope to see made in this area will have a significant impact on charity income.The Unclaimed Assets Charity Coalition is being coordinated by Cancer Research UK’s Public Affairs team. Howard Lake | 7 June 2006 | 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. A new coalition of charities are asking the government to help them access the hundreds of millions of pounds in assets bequeathed to them which have remained unclaimed by estate executors.An alliance of leading charities say that they are missing out on hundreds of millions of pounds promised to them in legacies but which are still languishing in bank and share accounts because the deceased donors’ executors have not claimed them.The charity sector receives 30% of its voluntary income from legacies. However, if an executor fails to find details of all the assets of an estate such as old bank accounts and shares, charities will miss out. This is particularly important when charities are promised a proportion of the value of an estate. Advertisement Charities call for access to full assets left to them in legacies  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Twestival Local 2009

first_img  33 total views,  1 views today  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events 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. A Twestival or Twitter-Festival is a global series of events organized by volunteers around the world under short timescales, which bring people offline for a great cause.Twestival is run 100% by volunteers and independently from any not-for-profit; although the organizing teams do work closely to outline an achievable and measurable fundraising target.Twestival also sets out to identify key skills of volunteers and match these with the needs of the cause; particularly communications strategy, tech integration and social media training. Advertisement Twestival Local takes place in cities around the world : 10-13 September 2009. Twestival Local 2009 Howard Lake | 9 September 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Three journalists on government daily The Herald sacked for working with Voice of America

first_img News ZimbabweAfrica Help by sharing this information Organisation September 1, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Three journalists on the government daily TheHerald have been sacked for working with US publicradio Voice of America (VOA). They are accused of”damaging national interests and security”. ReportersWithout Borders called for their reinstatement andcondemned a systematic obstruction of free exchangeof news with the outside world. Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail February 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists on government daily The Herald sacked for working with Voice of America RSF_en News News to go further November 12, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Reports Follow the news on Zimbabwe Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has called for the reinstatement of three journalists sacked from the government daily The Herald for working with American public radio Voice of America (VOA).The three, sports editor Robson Sharuko and sports journalists, Tendai Ndemera and Rex Mphisa, were dismissed from The Herald at the beginning of February 2004.The Media and Information Commission (MIC) said in a 25 February statement that collaboration by Zimbabwean journalists with VOA, ran contrary to “national interests and security”, since it “was among media that spread lies about this country, contributing to a deterioration in its image.”Reporters Without Borders said the dismissals were symptomatic of the state of press freedom in Zimbabwe. “The authorities are trying to cut all links with the outside world by preventing a free exchange of news,” it said. “Journalists are restricted to writing about the president’s ‘munificence’. No initiative is tolerated because it is viewed as a threat to the Mugabe regime, that feels itself threatened by growing international pressure.” “The Herald is after all the mouthpiece of the ruling party so the authorities are punishing their most fervent supporters,” it added.The international press freedom organisation also strongly regretted that the newspaper had published an article that justified and backed the decision. “Even the government media seem to be afraid of the authorities,” it said.In a separate development, Pikirayi Deketeke, managing editor of The Herald, news editor Innocent Gore and reporter Tsitsi Matope, are facing criminal proceedings for defaming a leader of the ruling Zanu-PF, after carrying an article accusing him of fraud. Under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) they risk several years in jail. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

Why the Older Generation Prefers Shared Housing

first_img 2018-09-05 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Why the Older Generation Prefers Shared Housing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: 10 Cities That Provide Value for Money on Homes Next: Freddie Mac Begins Search for Layton’s Successor Sign up for DS News Daily Shared housing is on the rise especially for adults aged 50 and more, according to AARP’s 2018 Home and Community Preferences Survey. The survey found that the share of adults who prefer sharing their home with others has risen from 2 percent in 2014 to 16 percent in 2018.This, despite the survey finding that three out of four adults in this age group would like to stay in their homes and communities as they age. Seventy-six percent of Americans 50 years and older said that they would prefer to remain in their current residence, while 77 percent would like to live in their community for as long as possible, the survey revealed. However, only 59 percent anticipated that they would be able to stay on in their community, with 46 percent being sure about staying in their current home and 13 percent within the same community but in a different home.The AARP survey was conducted online and by telephone in March and April of 2018. With a total sample of 2,287 adults, the respondents included a nationally representative sample of adults age 18+, with multicultural oversamples in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. AARP said that a portion of the multicultural samples came from the national survey sample.The survey said that shared housing was a common factor for both younger and older adults. Half of all adults aged 18 and older said they would not consider home sharing or were unsure about it. However, the other half in this age group (58 percent) were open to considering the option if they needed help with everyday activities like household chores or transportation. This was a common refrain among both, the younger and the older age groups.Most adults surveyed by AARP were homeowners, but one-third of these respondents expected major modifications in their homes to accommodate aging needs. Around 24 percent of the people surveyed said they would rather move to a new area than update their old home to accommodate these needs, the survey indicated.In terms of what made them choose the communities they live in, AARP found that 60 percent of the adults surveyed said that affordable housing, transportation for people with special needs and fair policies that provided equal opportunties were very important for them while making a decision on where to live. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 5, 2018 1,030 Views Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Why the Older Generation Prefers Shared Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Donegal Airport gets important funding boost

first_img Previous articleConcern over lack of social workers in DonegalNext articleInvestigation continuing after discovery of man’s body in Ballybofey News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Donegal Airport in Carrickfinn is to receive €326,700 in funding for the development of the airport.The funding package was secured by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.The grant is being made as part of the Regional Airports Programme capital investments in the areas of safety and security at airports.The money will go towards covering costs associated with an extension to the airport to accommodate new aircraft.Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh says the grant is an investment in the skill, talent and expertise of those running the airport and its unique setting that is Carrickfinn:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/joe1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – May 28, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Donegal Airport gets important funding boost Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Equality law failing to close gender pay gap

first_img Comments are closed. Equality law failing to close gender pay gapOn 9 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Twenty-five years on from the introduction of equality legislation, few employers have policies that actively seek to close the gender pay gap, a major report has found. Research among 300 organisations by the Equal Opportunities Commission, exclusively released to Personnel Today, has revealed that while 68 per cent of organisations have an equal pay policy, it is having little effect.Employers with such policies are not more likely to have adopted practices which could reduce the pay gap than others.Government figures show that the pay gap was 18 per cent in 2000. Its solution was announced in December when employment minister Tessa Jowell outlined proposals to streamline the tribunal system for equal pay cases.A key reason for pay inequality highlighted in the research is that although HR professionals are responsible for equal pay, they are not given enough power to drive through effective policies.Only 18 per cent of the 300 HR managers questioned in the Gender Equality Pay Practice survey had responsibility for supervising equal pay policy. Only 9 per cent are responsible for job evaluation, a key way to tackle inequality.HR directors reacting to the findings agree that the power to drive change is often with senior managers above the HR director. Helen Froud, director of corporate services for Worcestershire County Council, said, “HR managers can do very little without back-up of senior management.”Bruce Warman, personnel director of Vauxhall Motors, agreed. “A dichotomy exists here. While HR managers have the most influence in highlighting equal pay, ultimately it’s the senior management who enforce the issue of equal pay,” he said.The EOC research shows pay inequality is most prevalent in the manufacturing sector. In the public sector, 21 per cent of HR managers perform job evaluation, compared to 3 per cent in the manufacturing and service sectors. By Karen Higginbottom last_img read more

Utah Baseball Tops San Diego, 6-5

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team knocked off the host of the Tony Gwynn Legacy Tournament, defeating San Diego 6-5 on Sunday, February 24.The Utes scored six runs on eight hits with Erick Migueles, Rykker Tom and Matt Richardson each having two hits.Utah trailed for most of the game and was down three runs two different times before scoring three in the seventh to tie it up and then took the lead for good in the eighth. The Utes scored in four straight innings from the fifth to the eighth inning to earn their second victory of the season.To start the game, San Diego took a 3-0 lead in the first two innings and it wasn’t until the fourth inning when Utah started to threaten at the plate.The Utes loaded the bases in the fourth, but couldn’t get a run across. They put pressure on the Toreros once again in the fifth and broke through scoring their first run. After scoring another run in the sixth to get within one, San Diego added two more runs in the bottom half to go up 5-2.Facing a three-run deficit once again, Utah responded in the top of the seventh with three runs to tie up the score. After loading the bases with a San Diego error and two walks, Migueles hit a fly ball to center fielder and Dominic Foscalinatagged up to score from third. Shea Kramer drew another walk to load the bases back up and Tom came through with the clutch two-RBI single to tie up the score.With the score tied at 5, Richardson hit a leadoff double in the eighth and then advanced to third on a wild pitch with no outs. With two outs, RBI leader Migueles came up clutch once again with a single to score the go ahead run.For the second week in a row, Dustyn Schramm pitched multiple innings to help Utah get a victory. Against San Diego, he ended up earning the win after going 2.1 innings pitched surrendering no runs and only allowing three hits.Zac McCleve also was strong out of the bullpen giving up no runs in his 1.1 innings pitched. He entered the game in the sixth inning with the bases loaded with one out and struck out a batter and then got out of the inning with a line out to short.Joshua Tedeschi got his first start of the season and pitched 4.1 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits.Utah finished the weekend 1-2 and moved its overall record to 2-4. They will stay on the road and travel to UNLV for a battle on Tuesday, February 26. First pitch will be at 3 p.m. MT. Robert Lovell February 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Tops San Diego, 6-5 Tags: Utah Utes Baseballlast_img read more

China: Aircraft Carrier Varyag Ready for Trials

first_img View post tag: Carrier Back to overview,Home naval-today China: Aircraft Carrier Varyag Ready for Trials China: Aircraft Carrier Varyag Ready for Trials View post tag: Varyag Industry news April 11, 2011 View post tag: trials View post tag: Readycenter_img View post tag: Navy A day after the Indian navy upgraded its second-in-command to the rank of vice admiral at the Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Command and minist…By Suman Sharma (dnaindia)[mappress]Source: dnaindia, April 11, 2011; Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Oxford Academic lands Australian University Top Position

first_imgA leading Oxford academic is to take on the position of vice Chancellor at Sydney University next year. Michael Spence, an expert in intellectual property law and current head of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford, will succeed to the post in July next year. Spence is a graduate of the University of Sydney himself, gaining first class honours in English, Italian and Law. He obtained his D Phil from Oxford and his career at the university has seen him take a special interest in encouraging fundraising and sponsorship. “Sydney is a world-class institution with an exciting future,” Dr Spence said.”At the heart of the university’s mission is a commitment to excellence in research and research-led teaching. It is a privilege to take on this new role.”last_img read more

Search underway in Elkhart County for sex offender who failed to register

first_img Google+ By Jon Zimney – February 21, 2020 0 232 (Photo supplied) Elkhart County authorities are asking for help in finding a man who investigators say failed to register as a sex offender.He’s identified as Salvador Torres.Torres is 29-years-old and described as 5-feet-6-inches tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He may be in the Goshen area.Anybody with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office at (574) 533-4151. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Search underway in Elkhart County for sex offender who failed to register Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Previous articleDriver seriously injured after metal hit windshield on Indiana Toll RoadNext articleDirector of St. Joseph County Parks retiring Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more