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CAF announces its 2005 grants programme

first_img* up to 20 days consultancy with CAF’s network of freelance consultants* support for training costs* flexible funding to support an organisation’s costs The Collaborative Fund focuses on working with up to 15 organisations with missions linked to CAF’s own; to make giving to charity simple and effective, and to help charities make the most of what is given. This includes membership or umbrella organisations working to improve the effectiveness of the charities they represent; funders working in social investment and developing new funding sources for the sector; grantmakers and organisations promoting and developing the understanding of individual and corporate giving through research and advocacy. CAF provides a package of support that includes:* up to £100,000 flexible funding to enhance the capacity of the organisation, provide room to develop and attract other funding and resourcing * encouraging joint working with other parts of CAF* consultancy support from CAF’s consultants* links with other organisationsCAF says that it is committed to supporting a broad range of organisations and encourages applications from minority ethnic-led organisations, disability-led groups and geographic areas with less support from networks/funders. CAF will work with organisations that have been set up to provide services to other organisations (second tier or membership organisations) and funders to encourage their members to apply.The first deadline for both funds is 30 May 2005 for charitable organisations with an annual income of up to £3 million. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. CAF announces its 2005 grants programme Howard Lake | 17 May 2005 | News CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) is inviting applications to its grant programme from charitable organisations with an annual income of up to £3 million. From 1 May 2005 to 30 April 2006, the CAF Grant Programme has £1.2 million to give away with a focus on consultancy and training funding, and collaborative funding.According to Victoria Anderson, CAF Head of Grantmaking and Consulting: “CAF works to support the sector in ways that other funders currently don’t, and to ‘plug the gaps’ in terms of providing effective, long-term capacity building solutions for charities.”Through the Consultancy and Training Fund, CAF will work with organisations to strengthen their structure and identify the most appropriate approach with a package of support up to a value of £10,000 that includes: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Colombia: Broad general strike challenges ‘narc-oligarchy’

first_imgMay 23 — The general strike against anti-poor “reforms” in Colombia is finishing its fourth week. So far, every test of strength has shown popular support has grown in defiance of police and fascist murders and beatings of protesters and the threat of COVID-19, which has already killed 85,000 people. A May 19 national demonstration that brought out massive actions in all cities “exceeded all expectations,” according to a May 20 article from Colombia in rebelion.org. The National Strike Committee has called for further mass protests May 25 and 26.While the May 19 protests were basically peaceful, the Colombian state continues to rely on force and violence in its attempt to crush the strike movement. What is impressive is that the broad movement has continued to challenge that repressive state.The big question is whether the strike movement can continue to grow and defy the militarized police, riot police (ESMAD) and the military itself. Will it challenge the rule of what Colombians call the narc-oligarchy and its U.S. imperialist backers? By narc-oligarchy, they mean the entanglement of narcotics capitalists — who have their own armed groups — with the rest of Colombia’s superrich.Challenging the state power seemed impossible before the strike began April 28. Economic shrinkage over the past year due to COVID-19 closing much of the economy, however, had already had its impact. It drove large sections of Colombia’s 50 million people into poverty, including many members of the middle class. Thus a much larger section of the population, including millions of youth who seem ready to risk all to confront the government, are shouting “Chao Duque.” That is, they’re saying goodbye and good riddance to rightist President Iván Duque. And they risk their lives daily to fight for this result.Strike threatens imperialist plunderSuch a challenge not only affects the Colombian superrich, it threatens U.S. imperialist interests in South America. Colombia’s military is Washington’s most powerful and useful tool for intervention on the continent. The U.S. has seven of its own military bases in Colombia. In addition, the Pentagon trains and arms the Colombian Army, and Washington depends on this force to intervene directly against its neighbors. In 2019 the Colombian Army actively joined the U.S. attempt to destabilize and overthrow Venezuela’s government, with the goal of replacing it with one led by U.S. puppet Juan Guaidó. Since less than 5% of workers belong to unions in Colombia, for this general strike to succeed, broader forces must join the uprising. They have. Youths in the informal economy, neighborhood committees, farmers, Indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians, even self-employed and small business people, all with their own usual organizations, have brought the struggle to a higher level.What set off the strike were the Duque regime’s four “reforms,” which attacked the interests of workers and Colombia’s poor people. The most blatant was the regressive 19% Value Added Tax — a sales tax — on purchases of goods and services. The reforms would drive millions more into poverty. Before the May 19 national action, the strike already forced the government to cede — verbally — on two of the four unpopular reforms, those of tax and health. Some government ministers and the police chief of the city of Cali were forced out. These concessions seemed to encourage the strike movement, which demands the end of the other two reforms — pension and labor. They demand that the police and army stop persecuting the demonstrators, set the arrested people free and account for anyone missing. More and more, the mass anger is turning against the very existence of the militarized state ruling Colombia’s 50 million people. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


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Azerbaijan: abducted journalist gets six years in “terrifying” signal to exiles

first_imgNews January 12, 2018 Azerbaijan: abducted journalist gets six years in “terrifying” signal to exiles June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the six-year jail sentence than an Azerbaijani court passed today on Afgan Mukhtarli, a journalist who was brought back by force from self-imposed exile in neighbouring Georgia. As well as unjustly punishing its victim, this iniquitous sentence is meant to intimidate his fellow journalists. The lack of evidence did not stop the court in the northern city of Balakan from convicting Mukhtarli, an Azerbaijani investigative reporter and activist, of smuggling, crossing the border illegally and refusing to comply with instructions from the police – trumped up charges designed to disguise the fact that he was abducted from his refuge in Georgia and brought back against his will.“The sentence imposed on Afgan Mukhtarli sends a terrifying signal to his colleagues in exile,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Only a very firm response from the international community would be able to reassure them – that punitive actions abroad by President Ilham Aliyev’s regime will not be tolerated.”Mukhtarli was kidnapped on 29 May 2017 in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, when he had lived in self-imposed exile for three years. All evidence to the contrary, the Azerbaijani authorities claim that he was arrested at the border with 10,000 euros in his pockets. A diabetic, he has lost a lot of weight in prison and is suffering from high blood pressure.Mukhtarli worked for IWPR and the Meydan TV independent news website, often writing about high-level government corruption in Azerbaijan. Shortly before his abduction, he said he was being closely watched and that he was concerned for his safety and the safety other Azerbaijani dissidents in Georgia.Azerbaijan is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The Aliyev regime has done everything possible to crush media pluralism in recent years, throttling all of the most outspoken media outlets financially or closing them by force. At least 13 journalists and two bloggers are currently detained in connection with their reporting. to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh RSF_en RSF_EECA Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2021 Find out more News News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe last_img read more


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Cyber-attack on Yemen Online

first_img RSF_en News Organisation March 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-attack on Yemen Onlinecenter_img Help by sharing this information Yemen Online, a news website with reports in English and Arabic, was the target of a cyber-attack in which unidentified hackers managed to change photos and text. The site’s administrators said they wanted to move it to servers abroad for better security. Owner Jamal Al-Awadhi said he had received several calls from ruling party members criticising the site’s coverage of the current situation in Yemen. last_img


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Bombay High Court Denies Interim Relief To Anil Deshmukh On His Plea Against CBI FIR

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Denies Interim Relief To Anil Deshmukh On His Plea Against CBI FIR Sharmeen Hakim6 May 2021 2:35 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has granted liberty to the State of Maharashtra and former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to approach the vacation bench in case they want to seek urgent interim reliefs in the FIR lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation pertaining to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s corruption allegations.Deshmukh and the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) have filed separate petitions seeking different reliefs. While Deshmukh is seeking quashing of the FIR, the ACS Home seeks to quash two paragraphs from the FIR, calling them as trying to destabilise the present government in the State.While Deshmukh’s petition was adjourned as the court observed that it would not pass any orders on the point of interim relief without hearing the CBI, the State Government’s petition was adjourned due to paucity of time.Senior Advocate Amit Desai, appearing for Deshmukh, sought interim relief from arrest till the time the court decided the petition, however, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh for CBI sought 4 weeks’ time to reply to his petition.A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale granted time to Singh to file a reply and adjourned the case. The court, however, granted liberty to Desai to approach the vacation bench for interim reliefs after giving 48 hours notice to the CBI of him wanting to approach the court.TagsBombay High Court Anil Deshmukh CBI Maharashtra Param Bir Singh’s Petition Next Storylast_img read more


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Burtonport needs investment now – Gallagher

first_img By News Highland – March 20, 2019 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Burtonport needs investment now – Gallagher Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img WhatsApp A West Donegal Councillor says Burtonport cannot wait any longer for development.Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher told the a recent meeting of the Glenties Municipal District that the village is crying out for investment.A project for Burtonport is progressing however, no funding has yet been identified.Councillor Gallagher says the area has been overlooked for far too long…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/burtonport.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleAction needed to cut speed in housing estates – Mc MonagleNext articleMay expected to seek Brexit delay today News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more


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Reward for missing 5-year-old girl Dulce Maria Alavez up to $35,000

first_imgNew Jersey State Police(BRIDGETON, N.J.) —  The search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez entered its fifth day Friday with no significant leads or suspects, as authorities increased the reward for any information on the missing New Jersey girl to $35,000.“I’m hopeful that we’ll find Dulce alive because we have no physical evidence,” Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McCrae said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Bridgeton Chief of Police Michael Gaimari said at the same press conference there are no “strong suspects” at this time. Dulce was last seen Monday afternoon near City Park in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The FBI, state police, missing persons unit, helicopters and the downtown ship dive crew have been part of the search effort.Dulce’s mother reported to authorities that she saw her daughter playing on the swings with her 3-year-old brother, about 30 yards away, while she remained in her car with an 8-year-old relative. The mother said the toddler returned to her car without his sister and she was unable to find her, according to a statement from the Bridgetown Police Department.Gaimari said that authorities expanded the search area about a mile and a half in each direction around the park on Friday, to make sure that they had covered their tracks. He would not say what, if anything, was recovered.Gaimari also addressed rumors that Dulce’s mother had been arrested, calling them “erroneous.”The New Jersey State Police issued an Amber Alert for Dulce early Wednesday after investigators interviewed people who were in the area at the time she vanished. Based on those interviews, detectives believe Dulce was taken by an unidentified man, who was light-skinned and possibly Hispanic, wearing a black shirt and red pants with orange sneakers. He was described as being around 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and having a thin build, acne and no facial hair.Webb-McCrae said the investigation has led them to a place where “we just want to talk to the man described.” They are looking into the possibility that the person who took Dulce could be in the state or somewhere else in the country.She said the public should be aware of any behavioral changes they observe in those close to them, including any sudden changes in appearances, plans, or vehicles.Webb-McCrae emphasized that state police, her office and the FBI were not concerned with anyone’s immigration status if they did come forward with information.On Friday, local authorities announced that the reward money for any information had been increased from $25,000.The FBI, the prosecutor’s office, and the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association are each contributing $5,000. Two local businesses, Tortilleria El Paisano and Newfield National Bank, are each offering $10,000.Dulce’s grandmother addressed the public on Thursday, begging anyone with information to come forward.“Please, if you have any information help us find my granddaughter, do not be afraid of the police,” she said in Spanish at a press conference. “We have not been able to eat or sleep. You can’t imagine what we are going through. We are very sad.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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“Code Blue” Issued for Severe Weather

first_imgThe Cape May County Office of Emergency Management advises that all municipalities in the county will be under a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory effective from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.Code Blue conditions are in effect when the temperature reaches 25 degrees with clear skies or 32 degrees with precipitation.A Code Blue emergency is intended to protect homeless people living outside, on the streets, in parks or poorly insulated settings and who are at risk for cold-related exposure and possible death.People seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality. Additional resources are available by calling the county homeless hotline at 609-886-1325 or after hours at 1-877-886-1325.Additional information regarding Code Blue conditions can be found on the Cape May County Social Services web site at http://www.cmcbss.com. A Code Blue advisory is issued when frigid weather poses a danger to the homeless population.last_img read more


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Paul McCartney Shares Initial Artwork From Forthcoming Children’s Book, “Hey Grandude!”

first_imgPaul McCartney has half a century’s worth of experience when it comes to the process of picking out the artwork featured on and inside his albums. Deciding on visual styles for content aimed at young children, their parents, and librarians, however—well that’s new territory for McCartney altogether. Yet, he’s managed to successfully work alongside illustrator and former Pixar Animation Studios intern Kathryn Durst on the art design to his forthcoming debut children’s book, Hey Grandude!, which is scheduled to arrive on September 5th via Puffin Books. McCartney took to his website and social media pages on Thursday to share the cover art and various character illustration designs for the book, which features a dapper-looking Paul with that trademark Hofner electric bass of his.While the new images shared on Thursday seem to indicate that McCartney will have some sort of role in the story’s narrative, the titular magic granddad—or “Grandude,” as the title hilariously references—will be a fictional character. In the new images, Grandude is seen surrounded by some gleefully onlooking grandchildren, who are called “Chillers” in the story. Kathryn Durst also designed her own animated character, who can be seen doodling away in her own artwork below.Hey Grandude! Cover ArtPaul McCartney Character DesignKathryn Durst Character Design“I’m excited to share the cover of my new children’s book ‘Hey Grandude!’ which will be out later this year,” McCartney said in a statement to go with the arrival of book’s artwork on Thursday. “I’ve worked on this with a great illustrator called Kathryn Durst and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”Related: Paul McCartney Adds U.S. Summer Tour DatesDurst also added to the excitement by stating, “I am thrilled to be able to share the cover of ‘Hey Grandude!’ It features the main character of the story – Grandude, and his four adorable grandchildren that he calls ‘chillers’ … I had so much fun working on the illustrations for the book, and I hope others will have just as much fun reading it!”Fans and Beatles-loving parents can click here to pre-order the 32-page children’s book before it arrives on September 5th.last_img read more


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David Armitage named Royal Society of Edinburgh corresponding fellow

first_imgDavid Armitage, the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard, has been elected a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy of science and letters.Established in 1783 under a charter granted by King George III for the “advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scotland,” one of the organization’s founding members was Adam Smith. Membership has since included Walter Scott (past president), William Wordsworth, James Hutton, Charles Darwin, John Logie Baird, James Clark Maxwell, Niels Bohr, and Francis Crick.The society currently has nearly 1,500 living fellows; among its other current fellows from Harvard are Bernard Bailyn, Michael E. Porter, Amartya Sen, and E.O. Wilson.last_img