Government to work with charities on volunteering push

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Government is to help the sector coordinate a major volunteering push to provide support for people during the COVID-19 outbreak.DCMS is working with the civil society sector, including National Emergencies Trust, the NCVO, and the British Red Cross, on how to galvanise volunteers and coordinate help to those who need it most.General Sir Nick Parker, Chair of Step Up to Serve has also advised DCMS, drawing on his experience as Patron of disaster relief organisation Team Rubicon.The move follows a forum of 40 leaders from across the civil society sector last week, chaired by Minister for Civil Society Baroness Barran, where representatives from charities, disability groups, faith-based groups and the voluntary sector discussed their response plans to the Covid-19 outbreak.Attendees included the British Red Cross, the NCVO, Small Charities Coalition, Locality, Interfaith Network, Muslim Aid, The Scouts Association, UK Youth, Sustain, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action.More details on the Government’s plans will be announced soon, including how individuals can participate, and how larger organisations can help those affected.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:“I have been so encouraged by how the British public, alongside our brilliant charities and volunteers, are rising to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and supporting each other at this challenging time.“I know that many people across the country are wondering how they can help those who are more vulnerable. We will work with the sector experts to channel this fantastic outpouring of support and deliver help where it’s most needed.” Government to work with charities on volunteering push Tagged with: Volunteering Melanie May | 19 March 2020 | News  386 total views,  2 views today  387 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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 read more

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Teenager who ‘didn’t know the gun was loaded’ walks free

first_imgFacebook The group congregated in the Garryowen stronghold of the Keane/Collopy gang, fearing that members of the rival McCarthy/Dundon were on the way to attack them, so they armed themselves with an Italian made Lu-Mar 12 gauge shotgun that had both the stock and barrel sawn off.Sergeant Cathal O’Neill told the court that on October 5, 2008, he was on patrol in the area and noticed the group gathered on the Grennhills Road.Stating that the group dispersed on noticing the presence of the gardai, Sgt O’Neill said that they pursued members of the gang and noticed the then 19-year-old Christopher Mulqueen, dropping a “stick-like item” into the hedgerow.Sgt O’Neill said that he followed the accused into a house and apprehended him. Mulqueen was arrested and questioned, and subsequently charged. The pump action shotgun had three cartridges loaded,The shotgun was devoid of its stock and barrel and had the serial numbers erased to prevent its true identity being known.Described as a “low ranking member of the gang”, Mulqueen, now 22, said that he did not know that the gun was loaded and that he was ordered by one of the senior members of the gang, who was alleged to have brought it, to get rid of it after they saw gardai.It was then that “panic set amongst the group,” and “when the music stopped, Mulqueen was left holding the parcel”, the court heard.Mulqueen was said not to be a serious criminal and had in fact, removed himself from the network he was in.His counsel, Andrew Sexton, said that the 21-year-old was soon to be a father and had in fact moved out of the city to distance himself from criminal activity and had not come to the notice of the gardai since.Mulqueen gave evidence for the State in a recent murder trial heard at the Central Criminal Court, and is now living away from the city with his seven-month pregnant partner.The court also heard that his mother was forced to leave her home as she was in fear.It was stated that there was “hope for this person,” and that this hope “did not ordinarily exist”.The court heard that Mulqueen voluntarily went into custody on February 25 last, despite having been released on bail.Judge Carroll Moran said that it was a “grave offence,” and a “serious threat to be found in the possession of a firearm in society”.He added that apart from the seriousness of possessing the weapon, the gun was loaded also, which made the matter more serious.Stating that Sergeant Cathal O’Neill had been “extremely fair to the accused,” and that Mulqueen was not a major player in the gang, Judge Carroll Moran said he could be credited for distancing himself from criminal activity, as well as giving evidence for the State in a criminal murder case recently.A co-accused, who is believed to have been the man that brought the gun to the group, has since absconded, therefore leaving Mulqueen to face the charges.Judge Carroll Moran sentenced Christopher Mulqueen, with a former address at St Munchin’s Court, St Mary’s Park, to three years in prison, but suspended it for a period of three years and bound him to the peace on his own bond of €100 NewsLocal NewsTeenager who ‘didn’t know the gun was loaded’ walks freeBy admin – May 12, 2011 1322 Advertisement Twitter A TEENAGER who had a sawn off shotgun in the Garryowen area, but didn’t know it was loaded, walked free from Limerick Circuit Court with a suspended sentence.The court heard that a gang of youths attached to one of Limerick’s major criminal outfits armed themselves with a loaded semi automatic pump action after they feared they were going to be attacked by a rival gang.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleSite standstill at Ard Scoil RisNext articleRegeneration turns first last admin Print Email Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, June 19

first_img OC employee of the year always learning Previous articleSpecial meeting set to determine ECHD board presidentNext articleOdessa man killed in train collision early Tuesday admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local News Five things you need to know today, June 19 WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Clay Kemper, of Odessa, drives on the second tee during day one of the North American One-Armed Golfer Association Championship at the Odessa Country Club Monday, June 18, 2018. Home Local News Five things you need to know today, June 19 Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Facebook Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, June 19. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at Oil giants Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell must ramp up spending to hit growth targets in the booming Permian Basin, spurring more consolidation and inflated oilfield services costs in the area, according to a new report released today from IHS Markit.2. Police responded to a Monday morning motorcycle crash that left one Louisiana man dead in southeast Odessa.3. Construction began on the Ector County Law Enforcement Center expansion more than two months ago, and progress is starting to show as the foundation is beginning to take form.4. A special meeting will take place tonight after the Ector County Hospital District board was deadlocked June 6 on who would be board president.5. IN SPORTS: The North American One-Armed Golfer Association Championship began Monday, at the Odessa Country Club. By admin – June 19, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Mother’s appeal after man alleges he was raped in Inishowen

first_imgNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Mother’s appeal after man alleges he was raped in Inishowen Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – May 14, 2013 center_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleDonegal Deputy slams An Garda Síochána use of Central Procurement ModelNext articleDerry police appeal for information on missing 24 year old Tony Browne News Highland Twitter The PSNI and Gardai are investigating claims from a man that he was raped in Inishowen in the early hours of Sunday the 5th of May.The man in his 20’s was on a night out in Derry – he says he was offered a lift by a man who claimed to be a taxi driver.The driver of the car, described as middle aged, stocky and bald, then drove the man to towards inch island.The alleged assault was carried out on a minor route known locally as The Watery Road.Journalist with the ‘Derry Journal’ Laurence McClenaghan has been speaking to the alleged victims mother, he told the Shaun Doherty Show that she wants anyone with information to come forward:[podcast][/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Teen hockey player returns to the ice after suffering traumatic brain injury in accident: ‘I feel great’

first_imgNovember 19, 2018 /Sports News – National Teen hockey player returns to the ice after suffering traumatic brain injury in accident: ‘I feel great’ Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(BOSTON) — Since he was a young boy, Gage Senter has loved hockey.Three years ago, Senter was a high school freshman in Merrimac, Massachusetts, when he made the varsity starting lineup as a center.“It was the most important thing for me. I just worried about hockey and I just worried about the game,” said Senter, now 18. “I didn’t worry about anything else.”He had dreams of playing hockey professionally but that summer, when he was 15, he was struck by a car at a crosswalk.He spent a month in a coma and was on life support for six weeks with a traumatic brain injury and remained in the hospital for nine months.When Senter woke up, he said, he thought his life was over, but it wasn’t.“My life was very different. … I just had to relearn how to walk. Relearn how to talk. Relearn how to eat. Relearn how to live life again. Relearn to learn of who I was again. I did it and I pulled through. … I just never gave up,” he said.Senter worked hard in rehabilitation for 22 months, determined to recover and to return to the ice.Stacey Sirotta, Senter’s physical therapist, said it had been “exciting” to see Senter’s progress.In March, seven months ago, he took his first shaky steps back on the ice. For Senter and his family, it was a victory. And, it didn’t take him long to get back to his old form.Sirotta said he was doing a great job mastering different aspects of skating.“It takes a lot of hard work. It takes a lot of determination. … He continues to get better and better,” she said.“I just love the feeling on my face,” Senter told ABC News. “I just love that cool breeze. I love skating fast. I love taking tight turns.”Senter also became a role model at the May Center School for Brain Injury in Brockton, Massachusetts, for other young people with serious brain injuries.“I help them just like I was helped,” Senter said. “I want my fellow students to get back to how they were before they got the brain injury.”As for skating, he said, getting back on the ice and playing hockey helped him feel like his old self, “but with the little lags.”“I feel great. I feel greater than ever to be back in this world,” he said. “I feel like everything is not how I would like it to be but I’m working and I’m making progress every single day and that’s what I have to say for everyone with an injury. … You can’t give up. Just keep trying.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Sajid Javid “should have been out on his ear”, says Lord Patten

first_imgCabinet minister Sajid Javid should have been sacked by Theresa May for his criticism of the High Court ruling on Brexit, Lord Patten has said.Patten’s comments came on Peston on Sunday, in which he sharply criticised the Communities Secretary for his public view that the court was wrong for its ruling that the UK Parliament should be consulted before Brexit.Javid said on BBC Question Time last Thursday that the case was “an attempt to frustrate the will of the British people”.Although Javid stressed that his comment was directed at those who had brought the case to the court and not the judges themselves, Patten said that in the John Major years, “there would have been quite a lot of us that would have been reluctant to sit around a cabinet table with him”Patten also levelled criticism at “tabloid editors” for their censure of High Court judges in the press this week, notably the Daily Mail and its headline referring to pro-parliamentary vote judges as “enemies of the people” on Friday’s front page.He then urged Theresa May to show “leadership” in protecting the judges and the right of courts to rule on political matters, citing examples from his own time in government.“Theresa May…made her reputation in politics by condemning the Conservative party for looking like ‘the Nasty Party’.“Here we are with a debate in this country which is starting to make us look mean and a bit nasty,”“Theresa May should make it absolutely clear that she don’t like the way that tabloid editors have been pushing this debate, that we actually need to behave more decently to one another and with a great deal more respect, as a couple of bishops have been saying. “It’s for Theresa May to give that sort of leadership.”His comments come amidst debate between MPs on the legitimacy of the High Court’s ruling on Brexit. Jeremy Hunt’s became the first in cabinet to defend the judges and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve sharply criticised Downing Street for not doing so earlier.Oxford University have been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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International activity

first_imgThe International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will be held in Orlando, Florida on 7-10 October.An anticipated 800 exhibiting companies – including manufacturers, ingredient and equipment suppliers, distributors and packaging systems – will showcase exhibits to 20,000 attendees from all segments of the industry, from wholesale plant bakeries to artisan bakers.According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2008, a 16% growth rate in the retail bakery segment is predicted and a 12% growth in baking manufacturing in the USA.The latest baking technology will be on show at the event, including rolls, cookies, sweet goods, tortillas, snack foods, biscuits, crackers and more.Daryl Brewster, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, said: “This is the biggest baking event of year. It provides an efficient, informative venue to meet industry experts and find innovative ideas.”Companies set to exhibit include ADM, BakeMark USA, Dawn Foods Products, Lesaffre, Crawford’s Bakery, MIWE, Golden Gate Bakery, Reiser, Cargill, Terranetti’s Italian Bakery and Puratos.Attendees who register before August receive a $35 discount on entry fees and pay $50. Those signing up between 1 August and 6 October will receive a $10 discount and pay $75. For the first time, IBIE 2007 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center. It is jointly sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Baking Industry Suppliers Association (BEMA).last_img read more

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Press release: Oxford flood scheme moves a step closer

first_img This is a huge scheme – one of the biggest the Environment Agency is working on – and when complete it will not only reduce flood risk to homes across Oxford but it will also protect vital infrastructure, enabling the city to keep moving during flooding. It will also benefit communities and wildlife in a number of ways, including improving existing public footpaths and creating new habitat for wildlife and improving biodiversity. Today’s fantastic news shows that working in partnership can help us get the best scheme for Oxford. We are very pleased that our partners have recognised the multiple benefits it will bring and helped us secure the funding required to progress the scheme to the next stage. The scheme will benefit everyone who lives, works in or visits Oxford. As well as reduced property flooding, the railway and Botley and Abingdon roads will be protected keeping the city open for business during future flooding. There will also be fewer flood related electricity, telephone and internet disruptions. The scheme will allow Oxford’s successful economy to continue to thrive and also provide environmental benefits and a longterm green legacy.County Councillor Yvonne Constance said: The flood relief channel has been a hope for many people for a long time. Now we are at the stage where it has the funding it needs to be made into a reality there will be thousands of homes and businesses protected from the devastating effects of flooding. Clearly there is still much work to do, but this funding announcement means we can continue to work in partnership to move forward to the next stage. The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will bring huge benefits to householders in West and South Oxford, and to all parts of the business community. I am delighted that we have been successful in our application for this final tranche of funding. Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, said: The £120m Oxford flood alleviation scheme, which will reduce flood risk to homes, businesses, and transport in Oxford and the surrounding area, has moved a step closer.The Oxford flood alleviation scheme partnership has just announced that it has secured the funding for the scheme, which will include at least 15 hectares of new habitat creation, 7 new bridges and 2.6 kilometres of new flood defences.More than £65m in funding has already been committed by Government. A record amount of partnership funding totalling over £55m has now been given by a wide range of partners. Investment has been secured from Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Thames Water Utilities and the University of Oxford.Joanna Larmour, Project Director at the Environment Agency, said: HM Treasury approved the outline business case for the scheme in November 2017. This detailed that full funding for the scheme had to be committed before it could move to the next stage. This has now been confirmed, thanks to increases in contributions from the scheme partners.The total amount covers the design and construction costs to deliver the scheme. The project team will now work on the Full Business Case, which will be submitted to HM Treasury later this year. Partners will continue to work together on ongoing negotiations with external companies for future investment in the scheme.The Environment Agency will submit the planning application for the Oxford flood alleviation scheme in March. It will take approximately 3 years to build the scheme, which is designed to work with the natural floodplain west of Oxford.The route of the Oxford flood schemeFlood risk in Oxford before and after the Oxford flood alleviation schemelast_img read more

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Travel Back In Time And Watch A Phish House Party, Performed On This Day In 1987

first_imgThe Phish that we know and love today got their start in 1985, when Page McConnell joined members Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and guitarist Jeff Holdsworth. From their earliest days at the University of Vermont, the group embraced the psychedelic improvisational culture that had been spawned by the Grateful Dead, taking that mentality in their own direction with elements of jazz, funk, and more.Compared to shows throughout the 90’s and beyond, the early days of Phish are poorly documented. None of the band’s followers in Burlington suspected their meteoric rise in the jam subculture, which makes this 1987 video footage all the more impressive. Filmed at what is believed to be a graduation party for Mike Gordon, the show performed on May 20th, 1987 was filmed in the backyard of friend Eric Larson’s house, capturing the group with long hair and tie-dyed backdrops.The show itself is most likely incomplete, but features some tunes that are still in the band’s rotation: “Wilson,” “Run Like An Antelope,” “Golgi Apparatus,” “Possum,” “Harry Hood,” “You Enjoy Myself,” and “Alumni Blues,” the latter of which featured members of The Joneses and Mental Floss, two bands that most likely performed at the party ahead of Phish. The video was widely circulated during the band’s formative years, introducing new fans to some setlist staples.So sit back and enjoy watching this very early Phish show, and who knows, maybe they’ll write a song called “Fuego” in another 27 years after this was filmed…Setlist: Phish at The Ranch, South Burlington, VT – 5/20/87Set 1: Wilson / Run Like an Antelope, Golgi Apparatus / Back Porch Boogie Blues / Lushington / Possum, Harry Hood, You Enjoy Myself, Alumni Blueslast_img read more

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Spafford Wraps Up Sold-Out Hometown Throw Down [Full Pro-Shot Shows]

first_imgSpafford has been steadily rising the ranks of the jam band scene this year, extensively touring as support for Umphrey’s McGee and wrapping up their own headlining tour recently before a summer chock full of festival dates. On Friday and Saturday, the Arizona-based band headed back to Phoenix, playing two sold-out shows at Last Exit Live, and it’s safe to say the boys felt good being home. After two magical jammed-out performances across the two nights, the group had something special in store for their hometown fans, with a massive encore on Saturday night that included the debut of a new cover, Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place” off the band’s 2000 release Kid A.You can watch full streams from Spafford’s sold-out hometown throw down that spanned the last two nights below, along with setlists from each night.4/21/2017Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 04/21/17 Set One: All My Friends > Bee Jam > Midnight Rider* > Leave the Light On, Sweet^, Virtual Bean Dip > Todd’s TotsSet Two: Red’s Jam > Weasel > Palisades > Weasel, Crazy, It’s a Bunch, Catfish John%, WallsEncore: PlansNotes: *The Allman Bros Band / ^Gary Ukura / %Johnny Russell4/22/2017Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 04/22/17 I: The Postman, Mind’s Unchained, All In > Salamander Song, Into the Mystic*, Spell Yourself^II: Simon & Lilly, Electric Taco Stand, Ain’t That Wrong, Shake You Loose, Backdoor Funk > Slip & SquanderEncore: The Man%, Everything in its Right Place& > All OutNotes: * Van Morrison / ^ Don Cheek / % Brian Solo / & Radiohead – First Time Playedlast_img read more

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