Crossrail plans efficiencies

first_img Crossrail set out a series of cost savings to its £16bn budget yesterday but said there would be no cuts in its planned stations or branches. Instead efficiencies would be found by making use of existing train designs, rather than building new carriages from scratch as originally planned. The latest cuts are part of Crossrail’s ongoing review of costs on the line, which will run for more than 73 miles from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new, twin-bore 13-mile tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo Crossrail plans efficiencies whatsapp Monday 27 September 2010 8:51 pmcenter_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Telecoms company’s CharityTalk service to generate donations

first_img Howard Lake | 1 November 2010 | News  26 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. Telecoms company’s CharityTalk service to generate donations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK communications provider Comms Factory Group has launched CharityTalk, an initiative which enables its customers to generate funds for a charity of their choice. CharityTalk will donate 50% of its own net profits to nominated charities based on the phone or broadband usage of a customer.Once a charity has registered with CharityTalk, any supporter or friend can sign up to the home phone and broadband service, which will enable the charity to receive regular donations.CharityTalk customers receive free weekend calls, free UK-based customer and technical support via a 0800 number service, and Premium Rate Call Barring to stop unauthorised calls.www.charity-talk.org Tagged with: corporatelast_img read more

Fight for Sight opens fundraising event to other sight loss charities

first_img Tagged with: collaboration 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. Fight for Sight, the charity that funds pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease, is offering places in its annual Carrots NightWalk to other sight loss and vision charities across the UK.Six charities, including the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, the International Glaucoma Association, the Macular Disease Society, Nystagmus Network, Olivia’s Vision and RP Fighting Blindness, have already signed up for the event which takes place in London on 21 September 2012. Their supporters can make use of these places to fundraise for their charity.Partner charities pay for their places, so participants who take a place from a partner charity will fundraise for that charity and all funds they generate go directly to the partner charity. People taking a Fight for Sight place will fundraise for Fight for Sight.‘See London in the dark’ is the event’s strapline.Michele Acton, Chief Executive of Fight for Sight, said: “The 2011 Fight for Sight Carrots NightWalk was extremely successful, raising over £58,000 to support our work in making sight loss a thing of the past. This year we felt that the Carrots NightWalk would be a fantastic way to for us to join forces with other organisations and work together to do even more to bring hope to people living without sight.“Whether Carrots NightWalk participants choose to support Fight for Sight or the important work of other sight loss charities, everyone taking part will be helping to create a future everyone can see, and we are delighted that so many organisations across the charity sector are coming together to address sight loss in such an innovative way.”www.fightforsight.org.uk/carrots  57 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fight for Sight opens fundraising event to other sight loss charities  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 June 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Lloyds’ graduate intake challenged to raise

first_img Two hundred graduates who joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2012 are aiming to raise £1 million for Alzheimer’s Society, the Group’s charity of the year.The Graduate Charity Challenge, the fourth run by the Group, will last for six months, and is designed to test their innovation and teamwork. The graduates are being challenged to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society’s Live Well Campaign. They must also develop a full business case to make recommendations on ways that the Group might improve its offering to customers and colleagues who are directly impacted by the condition. Liz Monks, Director of Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “I had the pleasure of meeting the 200 graduates myself and well over half of them knew someone living with dementia. Their determination to make a difference was breathtaking.  They not only wanted to raise funds, but also develop ways to make Lloyds Banking Group more dementia friendly. This shows such commitment to our cause, and I look forward to seeing their progress.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 April 2013 | News Lloyds’ graduate intake challenged to raise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds Banking Group will be working with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland throughout 2013-14 to raise over £2 million to help improve the lives of thousands of people with dementia and their carers.  7 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.last_img read more

IoF National Fundraising Awards entry deadline is this month

first_img Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising 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.  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 7 March 2017 | News The closing date for this year’s IoF National Fundraising Awards is 24th March.The National Fundraising Awards recognise and reward fundraising excellence and best practice in the voluntary sector. This year, they take place on 3rd July at The Brewery, London, during the IoF National Fundraising Convention, and will be hosted by comedian Stephen K Amos.The awards are free to enter, and this year’s categories are:Best Business-Charity PartnershipBest Individual Giving CampaignBest Use of DigitalBest Use of EventsBest Legacy or In-Memoriam CampaignFundraising Charity of the Year – Large (over £5 million total annual income)Fundraising Charity of the Year – Small (under £5 million total annual income)Most Innovative Fundraising CampaignBest Fundraising NewcomerBest Young Fundraiser (15 years or under)Best Volunteer FundraiserMost Committed Company to the SectorGill Astarita Fundraiser of the YearLifetime Contribution to FundraisingThe judging panel is this year chaired by UK Fundraising’s very own Howard Lake, and includes Lucy Caldicott from the Fundraising Regulator, Tim Hunter, director of fundraising at Oxfam, Harpreet Kondel, commissioner at the Commission on the Donor Experience, and Ruth Ruderham, director of development at Prince’s Trust.center_img  67 total views,  1 views today Advertisement IoF National Fundraising Awards entry deadline is this month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

Charity set up to distribute We Love Manchester funds

first_img Manchester City Council has set up a charity to distribute the funds raised in the wake of the Manchester bombing, following advice from the Charity Commission.The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has raised £6m so far to help those affected by the tragedy including £1.89m from the British Red Cross and Manchester Evening News JustGiving appeal. According to Manchester Evening News, trustees of the charity include members and officers of Manchester City Council including former chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins, and Manchester Evening News editor in chief Rob Irvine, as well as independent experts.£6 MILLION has been raised for the #Manchester fund!Thanks to everyone for their donations. #WeStandTogether https://t.co/BW6ZNxcF8R pic.twitter.com/XgtmMzbfdp— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) May 30, 2017 Advertisement Tagged with: appeals Emergency Fundraising Justgiving 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. Fundraising challengesAll public disaster appeals face similar challenges, not least the appearance of fraudulent appeals. GoFundMe had to suspend two Manchester attack-related appeals. JustGiving also suspended withdrawals from more than 200 fundraising pages due to fears of fraud, according to The Independent.The Greater Manchester Police had to issue warnings about this.  157 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Charity set up to distribute We Love Manchester funds While some early payments are already being distributed to those in need through Victim Support and police family liaison officers, further information on how those affected by the attack can access the fund will be released early next week.This weekend will see Ariana Grande hold a benefit concert at Emirates Old Trafford for those affected. Grande will perform at One Love Manchester along with Katy Perry, Coldplay, Usher, Pharrell, and Take That amongst others. Tickets go on sale on Thursday 1st June at 10am.  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Other fundraising activity taking place has included more than 80 runners in the Greater Manchester Run and a bucket collection by more than 100 volunteers in Manchester and further afield last Saturday. Many are of course genuine, but sometimes need further confirmation. For example JustGiving had to confirm publicly that actor Tom Hardy’s fundraising page on its platform for the victims of the Manchester terror attack was indeed genuine.In addition, the urgency of such appeals can lead to multiple competing crowdfunding campaigns. Some individuals come to regret their well-motivated efforts. ‘I raised £52,000 after Manchester… I wish I hadn’t (BBC News, 8 June 2017) features three examples where a crowdfunding campaign caused the founders problems. Melanie May | 31 May 2017 | News More Manchester fundraisingOver £1.6m raised for those affected by Manchester attack (Civil Society UK, 24 May 2017)Ariana Grande releases One Love Manchester album to benefit victims and families (Mashable, 7 June 2017)last_img read more

Bayer Promising Billions in Research, Jobs in Merger with Monsanto

first_img Previous articleVilsack Takes Post at U.S. Dairy Export CouncilNext articleAg Secretary Pick Expected Soon Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter Bayer AG has promised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that the Bayer-Monsanto merger will bring billions of dollars in research and development spending in the U.S. and make a significant commitment to creating jobs. Trump’s transition team confirmed a deal was reached between Trump and Bayer, despite the agreement still being analyzed by regulatory authorities.Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Bayer has committed to $8 billion in new U.S. research and development. Bayer will also keep 100 percent of Monsanto’s 9,000 plus U.S. workforce, and add 3,000 new U.S. high-tech jobs. The National Farmers Union called the announcement “deeply disturbing” if it leads to an approval of the Bayer-Monsanto acquisition by the incoming Trump Administration. NFU President Roger Johnson urged Trump to “reject the notion that corporate consolidation benefits family farmers and rural America.”Source: NAFB News Service Bayer Promising Billions in Research, Jobs in Merger with Monsanto Home Indiana Agriculture News Bayer Promising Billions in Research, Jobs in Merger with Monsanto SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 17, 2017 last_img read more

Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleChina Drops Restrictions on U.S. PoultryNext articleChina Drops Restrictions on U.S. Poultry and Sec Sonny Talks Trade on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’ Facebook Twitter SHAREcenter_img Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’The second round of Market Facilitation Payments could begin hitting mailboxes this week. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue made the announcement on Friday. This first payment received was 50% of the total MFP payment to producers. This next payment will be half of that.Speaking to farm broadcasters in Kansas City, Perdue said, “I think there was anxiety, and once the first payments got announced where we’re going to have the second tranche, I’m sure after this next week when the second tranche goes out we’ll be talking about, ‘Are we going to have the third tranche?’ And it’s an interesting question.”Many farmers have already asked that question as the trade dispute with China lingers on and the status of a phase one trade deal changes daily (and likely will until it’s actually signed). Perdue says another interesting question is, “If we get a trade deal, what is the expectation from the producer community over that and what’s the expectation from 2020?”For Perdue, “I personally don’t want us to get entitled for other Market Facilitation payments. I think farmers said from the very beginning, and I believe them, they’d rather have trade than aid, and I hope we get trade. So, I’m hoping to get a deal, a trade deal, that moves the markets in a very positive way.”If realized, Perdue says that the numbers they are discussing with China would classify this as a major trade deal.“The purchase quantities are double what they’ve ever bought before. Now, you know, the proof’s in the pudding. We want to see the contracts. We want to see the orders here, not just the commitment. But if we have China buying twice as much as they’ve ever bought before, that ought to move the markets. It ought to move the markets significantly.”As for Perdue’s confidence level that a deal gets done? He says he’s hopeful but wouldn’t say he’s optimistic yet. Though, he did joke, that if this deal happens, he might just have to return to farming.Subscribe to our free daily newsletter By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 17, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Will Farmers Get Round 3 of MFP? Perdue Says ‘Interesting Question’ Leave this field empty if you’re human: last_img read more

‘Not Allowed To See Her Face For Last Time’ : Hathras Victim’s Family Break Down Before Allahabad HC

first_imgTop Stories’Not Allowed To See Her Face For Last Time’ : Hathras Victim’s Family Break Down Before Allahabad HC Akshita Saxena13 Oct 2020 8:05 AMShare This – xNarrating their grief over denial of the fundamental right of a decent cremation to their daughter, the family of the Hathras victim told the Allahabad High Court that the midnight cremation of the victim’s body was done without their consent. The High Court order records the statements made by the victim’s father before the Bench of Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rajan Roy…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNarrating their grief over denial of the fundamental right of a decent cremation to their daughter, the family of the Hathras victim told the Allahabad High Court that the midnight cremation of the victim’s body was done without their consent. The High Court order records the statements made by the victim’s father before the Bench of Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rajan Roy thus, “He pleaded that he wants justice for her daughter. He had no grudge against the officials except that they refused to hand over the body of her daughter to them and they were not allowed to cremate her in accordance with the Hindu rituals. He stated that neither he nor any member of the immediate family participated in the cremation and that the administration cremated the body in the night itself despite insistence on their part to have the cremation in the morning.” The victim’s mother also broke down in the Court as she recounted the incident and told the Court that she could not even see her daughter’s face for the last time. “The mother of the deceased lamented that she wanted to see the face of her daughter, but she was not allowed and against her wishes, the body was cremated in the night. She broke down while narrating the entire story starting from the date of the incident when the girl was allegedly raped,” the order states.Some of the authorities misbehaved with the relatives of #Hathras victim, bhabhi of the deceased tells HC.#HathrasCase pic.twitter.com/c9vhGEq63U— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 13, 2020 Based on these submissions, the Court was of a prima facie opinion that the basic human and fundamental rights of the victim had been violated, as no one from the family could participate in the cremation and the last rites of the deceased victim. Hathras Victim Was At Least Entitled To Decent Cremation; State Action Infringed Her Human Rights: Allahabad HC Significantly, the District Magistrate, Hathras had claimed in Court that the cremation was done with full honour. He denied that kerosene was used to cremate the victim and informed the Court that, “A proper pyre was laid. In the cremation, the kerosene was not used and probably, the cans which may be appearing in some of the videos were those carrying Ganges Water (Ganga Jal).” However, the Court was not convinced with these submissions and it observed that the District Magistrate could not satisfy the Court about observance of last rites while cremating the victim’s body as per traditions and customs of the family. Inter alia, the victim’s brothers claimed that the state authorities had acted in an “highhanded manner” in cremating the dead body of their deceased sister and that her last rites were performed in their absence. It was further alleged by the victim’s sister in law that the local administration “be-fooled the family” and some of the authorities “misbehaved” with the family’s relatives. The High Court has therefore directed the State administration to ensure the safety and security of the family members of the victim, so that no harm is caused to them. It may also be noted that there were various speculations regarding involvement of higher authorities from Lucknow who were alleged to have issued directions for the midnight cremation. However, denying all such claims, the District Magistrate categorically submitted, that it was a “collective decision” of the local administration, given the heated situation in the village. The order records his statement as thus: “On 30th September, 2020, the next day, the C.B.I. Court at Lucknow was to pronounce verdict against the accused in the case of demolition of Babri Masjid, therefore, the entire State was on high alert and most of the forces were deployed for the control of the situation that may erupt after pronouncement of the aforesaid judgment. Thus, looking to the sensitivity of the matter and the intervention of political parties in consultation with the Commissioner, Aligarh; ADG, Agra; I.G., Aligarh, S.P., Aligarh and himself, a collective decision was taken to cremate the body in the night itself, as it was expected that if it is delayed and is undertaken in the morning, about 10,000 people would collect and make it a caste/political issue. The entire decision was taken in a bona fide manner to maintain the law and order situation” He categorically stated that no one from above or Lucknow had instructed him to take such decision or had directed for carrying out the cremation at night, but in the same vein, he stated that he was not aware if some instructions had been given by the State in this regard to the senior officers, who were involved in the collective decision, i.e., the Commissioner, Aligarh; ADG, Agra and I.G., Aligarh. The Magistrate also claimed that the father of the deceased victim was “convinced for cremation in the night” and it was on his consent only that the body was cremated.The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has expressed its displeasure on the entire incident and deprecated the local authorities for violating the victim and her family’s human and fundamental rights. “India is a country which follows the religion of humanity, where each one of us are supposed to respect each other in life and in death. However, the above facts and circumstances, as of now, ex facie, reveal that the decision to cremate the victim in the night without handing over the body to the family members or their consent was taken jointly by the administration at the local level and was implemented on the orders of the District Magistrate, Hathras. This action of the State Authorities, though in the name of law and order situation, is prima facie an infringement upon the human rights of the victim and her family,” the Bench of Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rajan Roy observed.After hearing the versions of both the parties, the Court was of a prima facie opinion that the administration had failed to show “any good reason” as to why they could not hand over the body to the family members for some time, “say for even half an hour, to enable them to perform their rituals at home and thereafter to cremate it either in the night or next day.”It added, “The victim was at least entitled to decent cremation in accordance with her religious customs and rituals which essentially are to be performed by her family. Cremation is one of the ‘Sanskars’ i.e., antim sanskar recognized as an important ritual which could not have been compromised taking shelter of law & order situation.”The Court has directed the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) to come out with a draft policy by the next date of hearing, so that proper guidelines in that regard may be laid to avoid incidents of this kind in future. Click Here To Download Order Next Storylast_img read more

People on wage subsidy won’t pay tax owed until 2022

first_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – September 25, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleTalks underway on crossborder approach to Covid-19 – TaoiseachNext articleDonegal Airport suspends flights between Donegal & Glasgow News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Twitter The Finance Minister says people who were paid through the wage subsidy scheme won’t have to repay any tax the owe until 2022.Over 660 thousand workers were paid through the scheme at the height of lockdown, but weren’t taxed at the time.People can pay whatever they owe in a lump sum or spread the cost over four years.Minister Paschal Donohoe thinks it’s a fair resolution to the problem:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/pascal1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 People on wage subsidy won’t pay tax owed until 2022 Facebooklast_img read more