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Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash 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. Melanie May | 11 November 2020 | News 127 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cancellations of Direct Debit donations to UK charities fell to their lowest ever levels between May and September this year.The average cancellation rate was consistently under 2% over this five-month mid-pandemic period, with a record low of 1.32% seen in July, compared to 2.45% in July 2019.Regular giving donations set up online saw a 37% increase compared to the same period in 2019. Overall though, the volume of new Direct Debit sign-ups dropped by more than a quarter (26.6%) than for the same period in 2019, reflecting the impact of the pandemic in stalling fundraising acquisition activity, as well as the acceleration of digital growth.The findings are the focus of new research Regular Giving Update & Recommendations: Autumn 2020, released today by charity payments specialist Rapidata, part of The Access Group. It shares the latest data on regular giving, as well as practical recommendations for charities needing to protect this income stream as the UK moves into the second wave of the pandemic.Rapidata noted that the cancellations rate made an initial high jump in March – the beginning of lockdown – but then immediately swung back toward its usual trend line in April. Since then, the report shows that UK charities have seen an unprecedented drop in donation cancellations over the summer.Scott Gray, Rapidata lead and Head of Payments for The Access Group, commented:“While the very low cancellation rates of the past few months can be largely attributed to lockdown stalling donor acquisition activity – because we know the majority of cancellations happen immediately after sign-up – more positively it also shows a steady trend that committed supporters are continuing to give to the causes they care about.”In addition, the update analyses online giving data from the wider Access Group for the last six months, comparing one-off donations to the same period in 2019.Commenting on the report’s findings, Dan Fluskey, Chartered Institute of Fundraising Head of Policy and External Affairs said: Advertisement Pandemic triggers lowest ever cancellations rates for Direct Debit donations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: direct debit Rapidata Services plc “While growing regular giving is hard at this time of limited fundraising activity, the growth of one-off donations demonstrates that people do still care and very much want to give. Donor loyalty can never be taken for granted however but needs to be earned. Over recent years we have seen a real focus from charities in developing supporter relationships. This latest research shows not only that this work is now paying off, but also how vital it will continue to be for encouraging and retaining regular giving support as we traverse the challenging months ahead.”
The Black and Brown Workers Collective and supporters took to the streets on June 1 to call out racist, classist, transphobic and homophobic policies and practices in the HIV/AIDS nonprofit sector in Philadelphia. Marchers chanted: “No more racist organizations!” and “Blood in our communities! Money in their pockets!”The protest specifically targeted Philadelphia FIGHT, an AIDS service agency, for raising the money for its expenses off the needs of Black and Brown communities while discriminating against workers who come from these communities. BBWC represents current and former workers at FIGHT, the Mazzoni Center, GALAEI (the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative) and other nonprofit agencies.Led by Black and Latina workers who lost their jobs for speaking out against oppressive work conditions, the march stopped by outreach offices of the nonprofit in Center City Philadelphia. FIGHT had put its main office in lockdown status in response to the protest, which came six weeks after BBWC presented FIGHT director Jane Shull with a list of proposals to improve conditions for workers of color. Shull was informed that BBWC would return if she failed to respond.The June 1 protest began at the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office of the Philadelphia Department of Health, one of the FIGHT funders. BBWC demonstrators delivered a list of demands that included the firing of Shull.The BBWC “Call to Action” enumerated 18 institutional practices at FIGHT that adversely affect Black and Brown workers, particularly those who identify as transfeminine.Demands included immediate compensation for overtime labor of Black and Brown workers; an immediate stop to FIGHT sharing the medical history of Black and Brown employees with other frontline workers; and additional pay for bilingual workers for translation services they provide, which are currently not compensated.Other demands include evaluation of FIGHT’s hiring and firing practices to more equitably represent communities most impacted by the current HIV/AIDS epidemic; termination of specific staff whose policies were cited as particularly racist and offensive; and funded equal access to ongoing professional development for Black and Brown workers.Black and Brown workers have been targeted and even fired for speaking out against FIGHT’s oppressive practices. Shani Akilah, who is one of those fired, said: “Workers are united to demand justice and a change in organizational culture. FIGHT has a long history of this type of discrimination. We are tired of the retaliation. Workers who are still on their jobs are united with us.”Victoria Lopez worked at FIGHT as a phlebotomist for three years and then was forced to leave because of sexual harassment unaddressed by management. She was also asked to provide translation services with no additional compensation.Viviana Ortiz, another former FIGHT worker, was sexually assaulted and harassed by a participant in the program. She charged management with failing to protect her and other Black and Brown employees. Speaking outside FIGHT’s Center City office, Ortiz asserted that if she were a “blue eyed, blonde-haired staff person, the client would be long gone.”While specifically targeting Philadelphia FIGHT, BBWC organizers emphasized that discrimination in hiring and promotion of Black and Brown workers permeates nonprofit agencies serving as “gatekeepers” for community services.In Pennsylvania, the private nonprofit sector employs almost 15 percent of the state’s workforce, more than any other sector. In Philadelphia and surrounding counties, employment in private nonprofits is closer to 40 percent. A 2013 study by Nonprofit HR Solutions found only 32 percent of U.S. nonprofits reflect the diversity of the communities they serve in hiring and promotional practices. (tinyurl.com/j29uqnm)As the BBCW workers marched through Center City, they received an outpouring of support from people on the streets. Members of the Philadelphia Coalition for R.E.A.L. (Racial, Economic and Legal) Justice, Philadelphia Black Lives Matter, the Womanist Working Collective and Workers World Party joined in the action. For more information, contact [email protected]EmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ReddIt Patton Maynard“We, not Me”Junior Political Science and Theatre double major“I wish to unite the TCU community by building and strengthening our traditions. I believe that we have an opportunity next year to start a new campus culture that touches every student on campus, not just a chosen few.”Involvement: TCU Dutchmen, Theatre, Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Psi OmegaPlatform: Create events to foster community and tradition, enhance presidential visibility with public speeches and continue to support mental health, DEI, and It’s On Us funding. Previous articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: RecoveryNext articleThe Skiff: April 11, 2019 Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Linkedin Linkedin Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. Twitter Lessons of perseverance Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions Ryan Chandler“Do More”Sophomore business marketing major“I believe that to whom much is given, more is expected. SGA is given an abundance of money and resources, and we cannot let that go to waste. We cannot settle, we must grow and do more for this campus.”Involvement: SGA Chairman of Student Outreach Committee, member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, owner of Philia Clothing, Frog AidesPlatform: Advocate for student representation on the Board of Trustees, free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms on campus, and full usage of SGA funds. Ontario Brown“Coming together, working together and staying together. That’s the vision!”Sophomore secondary education and mathematics double major“I am committed to ensuring that SGA serves as a true resource for every type of student. It is the necessity to ask students what their vision is for this campus and do everything in our power to make that vision come into fruition.”Involvement: Chancellor’s Leadership Program, World of Truth Gospel Choir, Black Student Association, College of Education Dean’s Advisory CabinetPlatform: Cohesion among students and SGA members, representation for the underrepresented and conversing with other Big-12 schools. Facebook Facebook Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Matt WilliamsJunior finance major“I want to advocate for something that the student body as a whole can rally behind. If we as students are in unison advocating for ideas, our collaborative voices can truly be heard.”Involvement: SGA Finance Committee Chair, Student Foundation, Beta Theta Pi, Neeley Fellows, Frog Camp FacilitatorPlatform: Tuition affordability, student success through more study spaces and inclusion. Olivia Waleshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/olivia-wales/ Josh Witkop“Serve On”Junior biochemistry major“I firmly believe that from our unique positions as students, classmates, roommates, friends, and leaders, each of us can take what we do in day-to-day life and shift our mindset to work to uplift and value others. When we reconfigure our fundamental life actions, big and small, to uplift and value others, we serve on.”Involvement: Student Foundation, Frog Shadow, Beta Theta PiPlatform: Engage against sexual assault, improve pass-no credit options and unite the TCU community. 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After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists An appeal court in Sanandaj, in Iran’s Kurdish northwest, yesterday reduced journalist Ako Kurdnasab’s sentence from three years to six months in prison after it overturned his conviction on a spying charge but upheld his conviction for “trying to overthrow the government by means of journalistic activities.”“We welcome the quashing of Kurdnasab’s espionage conviction but the fact remains that a journalist should not be imprisoned for what he writes and we therefore call for the entire conviction to be overturned and for him to be released unconditionally,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Judicial harassment of Iran’s independent journalists is linked to the hypersensitive regime’s tendency to see them as the accomplices of foreign powers,” the press freedom organisation added. “This is especially so in the Kurdish part of the country, where four journalists are currently in prison.A reporter for the weekly Karfto, Kurdnasab was arrested by intelligence ministry officials at the newspaper on 21 July and has been held ever since in Sanandaj prison. He has not been allowed any visits since his arrest. The three-year sentence for spying was imposed by a Sanandaj court under article 501 of the Islamic criminal code.One of the detained Kurdish journalists, Ejlal Ghavami of Payam-e Mardom-e Kurdestan (a weekly closed since 2004), has an eye infection and needs treatment, Reporters Without Borders has learned from his lawyer, Nemat Ahamadi. “He is exposed to dust and pollution in his cell,” Ahamadi said. Ghavami has been held since 9 July, where a Sanandaj court sentenced him to three years in prison for “inciting the population to revolt” and “activities against national security.”More than 160 Iranian journalists have meanwhile signed a statement calling for the release of Tehran-based journalist Emadoldin Baghi, who has been held since 14 October. The signatories are to participate in a demonstration tomorrow in Tehran that has been organised by his family and friends.Iran was ranked 166th out of 169 countries in the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index published last month. IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News February 25, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more News to go further November 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court says Kurdish journalist to serve six months in prison RSF_en Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran News
News August 25, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts VenezuelaAmericas News News Their attackers also seized their ID cards and newspaper accreditation, along with their tape-recorder and camera. They then ripped out their car radio system. Before releasing them Commandant Manuitt threatened to kill them and their families if they said what happened.”We urge you to immediately open an internal investigation on the basis of the El Universal journalists’ statements, so that the agents involved in this assault can be identified and punished,” said Reporters Without Borders, in a letter to defence minister, Jorge Luis García Carneiro. “The confiscated equipment should also be promptly returned to the newspaper,” it added.The organisation said it was equally concerned about a search at the home of Gustavo Cisneros, owner of the media holding Grupo Cisneros, whom President Hugo Chávez recently dubbed an ‘enemy of the people’. “We would like to know what led to this operation so as to be sure it was not an act of reprisal linked to the stance of the media controlled by Mr Cisneros” it added.Despite the brutal attack, the DIM had allowed previously the two journalists to report without obstruction on a search of the home of former social-democratic president Carlos Andrés Pérez.These searches are part of a wave of raids in east Caracas aimed at tracking down those responsible for the presence of 86 Colombian para-militaries captured by police in Hatillo on 9 May. According to a confession by one of them, they came for training ahead of launching anti-government actions. The opposition however believed it to be a ploy by the authorities.As part of the same investigation, members of DIM, the Guardia Nacional and police criminal investigation officers searched the home of Gustavo Cisneros, chairman of Grupo Cisneros, Latin-America’s second largest media group that runs Venevisión in Venezuela. The station is one of four major private TV channels in Venezuela, regularly slated as the “horseman of the apocalypse” by President Chávez because of their openly hostile stance towards him. The press magnate’s lawyers said the security forces seized an account book and family photos and videos. Cisneros denies all involvement in the presence of Colombian para-militaries in Venezuela. Organisation VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders protested after two journalists from the daily El Universal were beaten up by military intelligence agents while they were covering a search operation.The international press freedom organisation also condemned a search the following day at the home of media magnate Gustavo Cisneros.Journalist Felix Carmona, photographer Jorge Santos and their driver Andrés Pérez Cova, were assaulted by agents of the Dirección de Inteligencia Militar (DIM) on 10 May 2004. They were on their way to cover a search at the home of deputy Rafael Marín of the opposition Democratic Action party at El Hatillo, in Oripoto, south-east of Caracas. The journalists said they came across a truck carrying about 20 DIM agents, led by a hooded officer who identified himself as “Commandant Manuitt”. The agents then insulted them, threatened them with guns, slapped and beat them with rifle butts. Santos was warned that the agents would shoot if he dared to take photos. Follow the news on Venezuela Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives to go further New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets January 13, 2021 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Help by sharing this information May 13, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists beaten up by military intelligence agents June 15, 2020 Find out more
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Jamal’s, the popular Indian restaurant and crew-dating venue, was closed by environmental health officers from Oxford City Council last Tuesday lunchtime.The officers were called to inspect the establishment after a complaint from a neighbouring property about mice. The standards of sanitation the team found led them to order the restaurant to close its doors to customers at 6.40 pm under regulation eight of the food hygiene regulations 2006.Jamal’s then reopened at 6pm the following day after being issued with a certificate confirming that the problem no longer existed.Richard Kuziara, Environmental Health Officer at Oxford City Council, told Cherwell, “We closed the premises because we found conditions that presented a serious risk to customers.”“The owner was cooperative and carried out the necessary improvements and it has now been allowed to reopen.”He added that the council will be keeping an eye on Jamal’s and will visit the restaurant regularly “to ensure that the owners can demonstrate that food safety risks are adequately controlled.”Following the inspection, Jamal’s Food Hygiene Rating is now 0 which means it is classed as needing “Urgent Improvement”.On its website, the restaurant describes its Indian cuisine as “an adventure”, claiming that it offers “the most fascinating and superbly flavoured dishes of the east”.However, some students were less forthcoming in their praise for Jamal’s. Exeter student Christopher Pyrah said he wasn’t shocked by the news, adding, “I don’t think I’ll go there again if I’m honest.”Samuel Diana, a first year Chemist, reacted similarly. He commented, “I guess I’m not particularly surprised as it was quite a dingy place from what I remember, though I was quite drunk at the time.”Others had a different take on the closure, with one second year Philosophy and Theology student explaining, “I’m not surprised Jamal’s had rodents, in fact they’re probably an improvement on the place’s usual clientèle. Now they’re gone I really hope the atmosphere and tone of the place doesn’t suffer.”When contacted by Cherwell, Jamal’s maintained that, despite the incident, it remained “the best restaurant in Oxford” and insisted that “students love Jamal’s”.The restaurant also claimed that complaints were rare, stating that students “never complain about food or cleanliness”, arguing that it provides “good food” that is “good quality”.Many students said that the restaurant was an integral part of the life of the University. Organ scholar James D’Costa, though noting that he was unlikely to return soon, described Jamal’s as “an Oxford institution”.A first year English student agreed, and said that he believed that the incident would do little harm to the restaurant in the long run. He added, “It will take a bit more than a few dead rats to dent its immortal reputation.”
Funeral services took place Dec. 1 for Joseph Quinn, 76, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. He passed away Nov. 28, reuniting with his wife Judith of 48 years who passed away one month ago on Oct. 28. Everyone will remember Joseph’s great sense of humor and stories. He loved watching classic movies, traveling to Atlantic City and Vermont. Joseph was also an avid Giants fan and enjoyed watching horse racing. Joseph was a truck driver for over 30 years for Wooleyhan Trucking, Jersey City and Inter-Metro Freight in Kearny. He also was a traffic agent for the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Joseph was the husband of Judith Quinn (nee Gauthier); father of Stacey Quinn, Joseph & Cindi Quinn, Suzanne Quinn & Patrick Elfers, Cheryl & David Marques and Michael Quinn; grandfather of Jenna, Michael, Christopher, Shaylyn, Alexander, Shannon and Cara; brother of John “Jack” Quinn, Helen McNamara and the late Mary Ann Marron and Margaret “Peggy” Filosa.Services arranghed by the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Jersey City.