Howard Lake | 19 January 2005 | News The Rwandan Survivors Fund (SURF)’s Christmas campaign, “One Month to Save the Life of One Woman”, has raised over £6,000. This is enough money to provide anti-retroviraltreatment for one HIV+ Rwandan woman for the next ten years.The campaign, which asked supports to donate just £5, received donations from over 1000 people.The Director of SURF, Mary Kayitesi-Blewitt, expressed her gratitude: “The support that we have received for this campaign, and throughout our TenYears On commemoration, has been incredible. In light of the recent Tsunamidisaster, it is even more amazing that we have raised so much.” Advertisement Survivors Fund announce success of Christmas appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics 19 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.
Experts share strategies for sustainability during the holidays World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter ReddIt Students stand next to an anesthetized white rhino after assisting with a dehorning procedure in South Africa led by Dr. William Fowlds. Many of the students on the 2019 trip later helped found the TCU Rhino Initiative Club. (Courtesy: Dr. Michael Slattery) Environmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwide Facebook Linkedin Twitter Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Previous articleDemand for mental health services increases amid COVID-19Next articleWhat we’re reading: Hurricane Sally causes record floods, Big Ten Conference proceeds with football season Camilla Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Camilla Price + posts Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ printThe TCU Rhino Initiative Club will celebrate World Rhino Day on Sept. 22 with screenings and activities to raise awareness of the rhinoceros poaching crisis.Collaborating with The Crew, the club will screen the short film, “Sides of a Horn,” which covers the rhino poaching crisis, at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium. The first 30 documentary watchers will receive free tickets to the Fort Worth Zoo.From 5-6:30 p.m., the club will also be tabling with educational materials and merchandise in the Campus Commons and outside the auditorium and will feature free rides on a mechanical bull with a rhino horn attached. The first 30 bull riders will receive free kits with a rhino stuffed animal, socks and animal crackers.The club was founded by students who participated in the TCU Rhino Initiative in South Africa, led by Dr. Michael Slattery, a professor of environmental science. Slattery launched the initiative in 2014 to give students the opportunity to study abroad in South Africa and learn about the country’s wildlife and humanitarian challenges with a focus on rhinos.He said he always wanted to do something in South Africa, where he grew up, in part because he has felt guilty about never returning to his home. “I always wanted to try and find a way to give back,” said Slattery. “And when this opportunity came along, to start this initiative with funding from TCU, it seemed like a kind of natural fit for me.”Every summer, Slattery takes a group of students to Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where they spend time with local communities and with renowned veterinarian Dr. William Fowlds.“The initial goal was really kind of narrow around the study abroad,” Slattery said. “It’s accomplished a lot more than that in that we’ve been able to raise awareness and raise funding because wildlife conservation is expensive.”The club has raised funds for rhino conservation by selling merchandise and through registrations for its annual 5K Rhino Run, which will take place in March.Specifically, it has provided funds for rhino management procedures, drones and anti-poaching patrol units in Amakhala, along with awareness initiatives and community programs that bring local schoolchildren into the reserve.“I look at rhinos in a similar way I suppose to forests in that one thing we have to do as quickly as we can protect as many as we can.”Dr. Michael SlatteryThree or more rhinos are poached every day in Africa for their horns, which are valued in Asia as a status symbol and for use in traditional medicine, according to the International Rhino Foundation.While rhinos are not keystone species with a disproportionate effect on the health of the ecosystems where they live, they still change their habitat by browsing or grazing to keep vegetation trimmed back. They have defense mechanisms to protect themselves from other animals, but Slattery said “they’re essentially defenseless against human beings.” Amakhala is home to white and black rhinos, the latter of which are critically endangered, with just over 5,000 individuals remaining.A female Sumatran rhino named Ratu, right, is seen with her newly-born calf at Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indonesia, Monday, June 25, 2012. Ratu, a highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, gave birth to the calf Saturday in western Indonesia, a forestry official said. It is only the fifth known birth in captivity for the species in 123 years. (AP Photo)Students leading the wayAfter traveling to South Africa in the summer of 2019, a group of TCU students came back with a mission: saving rhinos from extinction.Katie Lawton, a senior environmental science major and president of the Rhino Initiative Club, has always loved animals but said her personal experience with rhinos led to a special connection.“I think the biggest takeaway that most of us got from the trip was just the emotional aspect of it … I’ve always cared about endangered species, but until you actually go there and you see what’s happening, and we got to actually put our hands on a rhino as it was being dehorned, and that’s something you can’t really replace,” she said.Read more: TCU students can prevent deforestation from palm oilJulie Miler, a junior marketing and film double major who serves as the public relations coordinator for the club, said no trip affected her more than her study abroad in South Africa, where she was able to see the direct results of the donations. “Well, I got to see the buildings, like the anti-poaching unit that was labeled right on it, ‘Sponsored by TCU,’ and the military-grade drone that they use to watch over the park and try and protect their animals from poachers,” she said.Miler said the experience changed everyone’s perspectives so much that they wanted to keep doing conservation work after leaving South Africa.Moving forward, though, Lawton and Miler said the club will expand beyond rhinos.“You can make a difference wherever you are, and I think that’s just the main thing I want to let [students] know, like how they can make a difference for global wildlife, not just rhinos but species in general in their day-to-day lives,” Lawton said.Miler said the club welcomes students who are passionate about all species. “We want to help all animals, we’re all conservationists at heart,” Miller said.More information can be found on the TCU Rhino Initiative Instagram page. Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ ReddIt I’m a junior studying biology and journalism, and I believe everyone can make a difference for wildlife. I wear pink, bleed purple and live green. Ask me about okapi and let me know your ideas for making TCU greener. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebook
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of sedition proceedings against a 50-year-old Indian newspaper editor, who is facing a possible life sentence for sharing a satirical cartoon on Facebook that has been deemed “anti-national.” The case is an abuse of the law, RSF says. March 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more May 14, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Indian editor charged with sedition for sharing cartoon on Facebook Newspaper editor Kamal Shukla has been charged with sedition for sharing a cartoon on Facebook (photo: Kamal Shukla / Facebook). to go further News IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Follow the news on India RSF_en Kamal Shukla, the editor of the Bhumkal Samachar newspaper in the east-central state of Chhattisgarh, has dedicated his career as journalist to defending press freedom, human rights and the Adivasi ethnic minority, and has often been the target of libel suits in connection with his work.But, when he clicked the share button on a cartoon he saw on Facebook on 19 April, he clearly did not expect to be charged ten days later under India’s sedition law – article 124 (A) of the penal code – under which “whoever by words, either spoken or written or by signs, or by visible representation (…) excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the government (…) shall be punished with imprisonment for life.”The cartoon referred to the Indian supreme court’s refusal to order an independent investigation into the suspicious death in 2014 of a judge who had been hearing a trial involving the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s president, Amit Shah, who is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-hand man.Shukla thought that by sharing the cartoon he was expressing concern about judicial independence being undermined by governmental influence, but the authorities saw it as an “anti-national” action.“This is a flagrant violation of press freedom and an intolerable use of the judicial system to gag journalists who dare to denounce judicial and governmental failings,” RSF said. “We call on the Indian authorities to amend the completely obsolete sedition law, so that it cannot be used to silence the media, and to immediately drop these proceeding against Kamal Shukla, who has acted within his rights as a journalist.”The Indian government sees the colonial-era sedition law as a handy weapon for use against outspoken media. It was used to prosecute several journalists, including two from Chhattisgarh, in 2011. Sedition charges were brought against the well-known cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in September 2012 in connection with cartoons about government corruption, but were dropped a month later.India has fallen two places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 138th out of 180 countries. News News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Organisation Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting February 23, 2021 Find out more
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Medico Healthcare Linen Delivers Reusable Isolation Gowns to Customers Using State-of-the-Art Process Developed with Positek RFID Twitter Previous articleTurboTax Launches 2021 Integrated Marketing Communication Program to Empower and Educate the Latino Community this Tax SeasonNext articleAscend’s Binding Offer to Purchase Bump 50:50 From Sportech PLC for 25% Above Announced Transaction Digital AIM Web Support NORRISTOWN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Positek RFID Inc., the complete RFID systems, solutions and integration company serving the textile maintenance industry, along with Medico Healthcare Linen, has created a state-of-the-art process for the clean and consistent delivery of Reusable Isolation Gowns to healthcare providers. Medico has been providing the rental, cleaning and delivery of garments and linens to healthcare services for more than 85 years. Operating since 1932, Medico is considered a leader in medical uniform and medical linen services in Southern California. For accurate and simplified tracking and sorting of garments and linens, Medico trusts RFID solutions from Positek RFID and washable RFID tags from Fujitsu. With the outbreak of COVID-19, Medico turned to Positek RFID to develop an RFID solution that would allow for a safe and reliable process to ensure the clean, consistent delivery of Reusable Isolation Gowns. Positek RFID integrated its unique CA Suite and Sort Software solution as well as existing Positek RFID hardware solutions installed at Medico’s facilities to deploy an innovative RFID-enabled process for Scrubs and Lab Coats driven by Fujitsu’s ultra-rugged RFID tags, allowing Medico to easily control the quality of the laundry process and make Reusable Isolation Gowns a viable option for healthcare providers. “Positek RFID and Medico continue to deliver solutions to textile-related challenges that healthcare service providers face. We are extremely excited that our patented RFID technology and innovative inventory management processes allow Medico to maximize efficiency, thus making Reusable Isolation Gowns a viable option for healthcare facilities at a time when it is necessary,” said Jeffrey Markman, President of Positek RFID. “At Medico Healthcare Linen, we pride ourselves on quickly and efficiently delivering the options that our customers need. With Positek RFID’s cutting-edge hardware and software, we were able to easily integrate an innovative solution at our facilities so that we could meet our customers’ rapidly increasing demand for Reusable Isolation Gowns during a global pandemic,” said Greg Shames, Director of Operations of Medico Healthcare Linen. For more information about Positek RFID’s systems and solutions for Reusable Isolation Gowns and other garments, please email [email protected] or call (610) 275-2905. About Positek RFID Positek RFID was formed in 2001 to provide process improvement solutions based on RFID. The company has been a technology vendor in the textile maintenance industry since 1973, serving thousands of rental customers in uniform, linen, party, medical, tuxedo, dry cleaning, hospitality and more. Positek RFID creates and installs custom-designed laundry management solutions that enable companies to cut labor costs, reduce merchandise costs, eliminate shortages, accurately track, sort and inventory goods, and improve productivity, thereby increasing profitability. About Medico Healthcare Linen Medico Healthcare Linen has provided and delivered clean, safe and reliable textile services to the Healthcare industry for more than 85 years. Family-owned and managed, Medico prides itself on delivering on its commitment to customer satisfaction and innovative practices. As a division of American Textile Maintenance Company, Medico offers a broad range of lab coats, scrubs, patient wear, sheets, towels, blankets and more garments and linens designed to serve the needs of healthcare services in Southern California. Driven by the Medico Difference – the company’s core values of integrity and honesty – Medico has developed a reputation of unparalleled service and offerings. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005074/en/ CONTACT: Positek RFID Jeff Markman 610-275-2905 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA PENNSYLVANIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE HARDWARE TEXTILES GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH HOSPITALS TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Positek RFID Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005074/en TAGS WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp 470 children killed or injured on Donegals roads between 1997 and 2009 Facebook News Previous articleCalls for third Derry bridge linking Newbuildings and Letterkenny RoadNext articleFootpath will not be completed in time for Finn Valley college opening News Highland By News Highland – August 16, 2011 Google+ Pinterest Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp 470 children were killed or injured on Donegals roads between 1997 and 2009, a new study reveals.The RSA released the figures yesterday, as part of its research into child fatalities and injuries on the nations roads.The research also showed that 56% of all child casualties in Ireland between 1997 and 2009 were pedestrians and cyclists.Eamon Browne, of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group, said although the figures are worrying, a lot is being done to address them….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ebro1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny
Google+ The costs of running a small business are spiralling out of control.That’s the view of the Restaurants Association of Ireland.It’s warning many restaurants won’t survive the increasing costs this year.The increase in VAT rates for the sector is one area of concern.CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins says the industry is facing an uncertain year:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cumminsVAt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Facebook VAT hike causing concerns for Restaurants Association of Ireland Twitter Twitter By News Highland – January 6, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMay reaffirms Irish backstop commitmentsNext articleInishowen League Results 06/01/19 News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
General Dynamics contracts Babcock for Successor submarine missile tube work View post tag: GDEB Share this article View post tag: Ohio Replacement View post tag: Babcock October 14, 2016 UK’s Babcock International Group announced Thursday that it has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat to support the manufacturing of 22 tactical missile tube assemblies for the UK Successor and US Ohio-class replacement submarine programmes.The work is part of the second phase of the common missile compartment (CMC) project which is a critical component of the two nations’ nuclear submarines.Earlier this month, the U.S. Navy has awarded Electric Boat a not-to-exceed $101,295,930 contract modification for the manufacturing of 22 tactical missile tubes in support of the Ohio-class replacement.Beginning towards the end of 2016 and expected to complete in the early 2020s, with further opportunities expected from future batches, the work will be carried out at Babcock’s facilities at Rosyth and Bristol, sustaining around 150 positions created in the first phase.According to Babcock, the contract for this batch of CMC components is expected to be worth around £80 million.Babcock Chief Executive Archie Bethel said: “Supporting Electric Boat with the CMC project for the future submarines also underpins our wider involvement in the UK Successor programme where we have already secured the supply of other critical equipment and are also heavily involved in the design phase with a focus on the overall through life performance and operational cost of the future platforms.”UK Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin said: “I am delighted that Babcock have secured this critically important project. This contract is a strong endorsement of our highly skilled and globally competitive defence industry and will secure around 150 jobs in Rosyth. With Faslane set to be home of all the Royal Navy’s submarines by 2020, this is further evidence of the benefits that defence brings to the economy and to Scotland.”Great Britain has already started construction works on the first Successor submarine while the Ohio replacement submarines, which will be named Columbia as it was recently revealed, are expected to be built from 2021 onward. View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities View post tag: Successor View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today General Dynamics contracts Babcock for Successor submarine missile tube work
We received responses from 393 organisations and 207 individuals as well as 111 campaign responses. The responses have now been analysed, and the resulting summary of responses published.The finalised Clean Air Strategy was published on 14 January 2019.,Updated: 26 October 2018We are currently finalising changes to the Clean Air Strategy, based on the responses we received to this consultation.We plan to publish a summary of the responses to this consultation alongside the final Clean Air Strategy by the end of 2018.,We would like your views on the actions being proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects. We also want to know if you have any further suggestions. The Clean Air Strategy affects a broad range of sectors and touches on the interests of many.We are consulting on each of the main themes of the strategy document: We’re also asking for your views on the strategy as a whole. our understanding of the problem protecting the nation’s health protecting the environment securing clean growth and innovation reducing emissions from transport reducing emissions from farming reducing emissions from industry international, national and local leadership
In the past year, my Big Data journey has evolved into a successful, revenue-generating, innovation-enabling solution. How did I get here and what recommendations can I offer?First, properly set expectations for Big Data. One executive asserted, “If you get enough data together in one place, it automatically generates answers to questions you didn’t know to ask.” He believed that a primordial soup of data would simply spring to life. As you invest, emphasize that the goal is to answer questions that had previously been too complex or expensive to answer.Second, avoid Data Scientists initially. They will be useful later, but not at the outset. There are two types of Data Scientists. The first know how to set up a huge Hadoop or Elasticsearch cluster or a big NoSQL database. The latter know statistics, the ‘R’ programming language, and graph theory. In both cases, they’re a solution in search of a problem.Third, listen to parts of the company that lack a voice. Big Data reduces the cost or complexity of solving problems. Look for areas where the business has been unwilling or unable to invest. Our journey to success began when a support engineer observed that we could use Big Data to predict within 90 days that a Data Domain would run out of capacity. He was tired of taking support calls about “failed backups” because the backup teams were not trained to monitor storage capacities. He knew EMC could do better, and Big Data allowed us to do it without a huge investment.Once you have properly set expectations, avoided the pitfalls of gratuitous investment, and have found a critical but underappreciated problem to solve, there are three success factors:1. Be Open – Too often organizations will create a Big Data Lake, but prevent people from accessing the data. Innovation comes from bringing creative people and data together. Governance is important, but don’t let IT lock everyone out.2. Revenue vs. Optimization – Many people want to optimize a process (e.g. fewer support calls or faster bug triage), but optimization is difficult to quantify and even harder to justify investment. Instead, focus on ways that Big Data can augment your revenue. At first, we futilely tried to get funding by demonstrating “reduced support case load.” Interest and funding expanded when we tracked the revenue generated by selling additional Data Domain storage and systems to customers who were about to run out of capacity.3. Generalist vs. Specialist – At the beginning, you don’t need a hyper-optimized Big Data infrastructure. You need somebody who understands the business problem, what data they need, how to access the data, and how to deploy basic Big Data tools. In short, you need a problem-solving generalist who can learn quickly. As the solution expands, hire specialists to optimize each part of the process. At the beginning, though, generalists win.As with most business/technology transformation, the challenge with Big Data is not one of technology. To succeed with Big Data, manage business expectations, avoid technology hype, and embrace revenue-generating ideas from underfunded areas. If you keep your Big Data Lake open and accessible, you’ll unlock the innovative passion of parts of the company that have been desperate to do more.Often, starting small – especially when it comes to Big Data – can have the greatest payoff.For more insight into my big data journey and lessons learned, check out The Business Impact of Big Data podcast series.
Before Notre Dame fans packed the football stadium last Saturday to cheer for the Irish, the Notre Dame ROTC units – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – spent 12 hours shoveling snow out of the stadium to prepare for game day.Master Sergeant Marshall Yuen said the shoveling, which lasted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, was part of an agreement made between Notre Dame ROTC and stadium staff in 2008.“Back in 2008, before a Stanford game, the campus got hit by a really big snowstorm,” he said. “It was on a Thursday and Friday, and [Facilities Manager] Dan Brazo had a hard time getting all the snow cleared for the game. So after that, he called over here to coordinate a community response with us for the next time something like that happened.”Yuen said last Friday was the first time since 2008 that the ROTC was called to help clear the stadium, and in all, about 75 percent of students involved in the Notre Dame ROTC program helped shovel snow.“Quite a few of our cadets were [shoveling] in between class periods,” he said. “[Some of them] went to class at eight o’clock in the morning. They had an hour break, so they walked over to the stadium and did some shoveling and then went to their next class. Some did it over their lunch breaks.“Every one of the ROTC commanders was out there shoveling snow, and some of them were out there for six or seven hours.”Sophomore Naval midshipman Ian Tembe said involvement in ROTC service like this is personally important to him.“I like to participate in everything the battalion does,” he said. “For me, Navy ROTC (NROTC) is the main part of my life as far as my future and my career. … Another thing that I really like is the relationship between NROTC and Notre Dame, and I wanted to help further that [by participating].”Shoveling snow in the stadium also helped strengthen the bond between the four different ROTC units, Tembe said.“It’s important for the cadets to do [service for the University] so that [ROTC] can instill that ‘God, Country, Notre Dame’ kind of ideal and that service to community,” he said. “It’s important to strengthen the relationship between the Navy, the Army, the Marine Corps, the Air Force and Notre Dame.”Senior Elizabeth Terino said the relationship between the four ROTC branches extends beyond shoveling snow together on Friday. The units have multiple events with each other throughout the year, she said. Tembe said this relationship between the branches is an important one.“The camaraderie between the units, we have kind of a sibling rivalry,” Tembe said. “But we’re really more tightly involved than you might think. And that’s important because once we graduate and become officers, joint relationships between the branches are very important to the military objectives of the United States. Each service would like to say they’re the one that does all the work, but really the work can’t be done without all the armed services.”Shoveling snow on Friday was a way to show ROTC’s appreciation for Notre Dame, Terino said.“Notre Dame is so supportive of the ROTC program,” she said. “Shoveling the stadium is just a small act of service that we can perform to give back to a University that gives us so much.”Ultimately, though, Yuen said the service Notre Dame ROTC provides to the University also benefits the cadets.“What it really teaches our cadets is that if somebody asks for help, you go out there and help them without expecting necessarily a monetary reward or a pat on the back,” he said. “When your community calls you to help, if you have time to do it, you go out there and do it.”Tags: Football Friday Feature, ROTC