234 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Everton in the Community recorded its highest-ever annual revenue last year, enabling it to support more than 45,000 individuals and families over the past 12 months. The record revenue of more than £5.8m for financial year 2019/20 is the official charity of Everton Football Club’s highest in its 33-year history. It is more than 20% up on the same period last year and double that of five years ago.Despite the pandemic, the charity has continued to deliver its 40+ programmes which focus on a wide range of social issues prevalent across Merseyside such as mental health, education, homelessness, unemployment, poverty and disability.It moved its existing programmes – delivered to more than 15,000 people annually – to virtual delivery and has also secured additional programmes to help more people once the pandemic ends.From last March, Everton in the Community and the Club started providing assistance to struggling families in the wake of lockdown restrictions and increased social isolation.Under the banner of ‘Blue Family’, this support has included food parcels, assistance with utility bills, physical and mental health wellbeing support, the purchase of laptops and other educational resources to more than 28,000 individuals and families – with help continuing to be provided right across the city region.Richard Kenyon, CEO at Everton in the Community, said:“We set ourselves an ambitious growth strategy three years ago and it is pleasing that we have been able to stay on track with this, despite such challenging circumstances. Through the incredible support of our funders, partners, the football club and our fans, we have been able to maintain all of our programmes, many of which support very vulnerable people.“We’ve also been able to establish brand new programmes, meaning we can help even more people in the future and drive forward part of our post-pandemic recovery plan.“From welfare calls to fans from players, Carlo Ancelotti, the Club CEO, and Chairman, to putting food on people’s tables, there’s been some amazing and very important work happening – not least by the Everton in the Community staff who are working tirelessly everyday to maintain contact and provide support to those who need it.”The charity’s growth during 2019/20 has been possible thanks to ongoing support from existing partners including Merseyside Police and the Premier League as well as a new partnership with Steve Morgan Foundation.Everton in the Community has also secured new funding from The Growth Company, Children in Need, Big Lottery Fund and Howard’s Way investor Phil Brown which will see the charity increase its impact on people’s lives – particularly through the promotion of positive mental health – in the years ahead. Donations from Everton supporters together with the Club’s owner and Chairman have also boosted Blue Family resources and enabled the Club and community to support tens of thousands of people in their time of need.Looking forward, part of the charity’s post-Covid response will be The People’s Place, a purpose-built mental health facility close to Goodison Park, which received planning permission in spring 2020.The Spellow Lane-based scheme will provide tailored support to promote positive mental health and vital services relating to suicide awareness and prevention. The charity hopes work will begin on the site this spring with the centre expected to open in mid-2022. 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 26 February 2021 | News Record year sees Everton in the Community support more than 45,000 people Tagged with: Funding sport
News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsJihadismImpunityPredatorsViolence Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF_en News October 23, 2018 – Updated on October 24, 2018 Journalist killed in armed attack in Kandahar After several bombings during the parliamentary elections held on 19 and 20 October, RSF calls for more protection for journalists, who are the guarantors of free, transparent and democratic elections. More than 4 million Afghans voted in these elections despite the danger of violence and the risk of irregularities. “We offer our condolences to Mohammad Salim Inghar’s family and colleagues,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Afghanistan desk. “He was the 14th journalist to be killed in Afghanistan since the start of the year. We request an impartial investigation to shed light on the circumstances of this journalist’s death.” to go further According to RSF’s tally, a total of 38 journalists and media workers have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of 2016 in shootings and bombings deliberately targeting the media and journalists by the country’s two leading press freedom predators, Islamic State and the Taliban. The attack took place during a meeting in the governor’s compound between Afghan and US officials, including the top US commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Scott Miller. Kandahar’s governor and US Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley were among the wounded. Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsJihadismImpunityPredatorsViolence The information that Smiley was injured was not released until two days later. In fact, little information has been provided about the attack, partly because of the presence of senior US officials. Help by sharing this information RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened to learn that Mohammad Salim Inghar, a cameraman with Afghanistan’s national TV broadcaster, was among those killed in a Taliban armed attack on the governor’s compound in Kandahar province on 18 October. Aged 64, he was the father of six children. Journalists encountered many problems in covering the elections freely in some provinces, including Kapisa, where a Radio Resalat reporter was attacked by a candidate’s bodyguards. But for the most part, the media and journalists were free to cover the elections. Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more Two senior Afghan officials were also killed in the attack: Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq and the head of the National Directorate of Security in Kandahar province, Abdul Momin. Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. March 11, 2021 Find out more
News December 20, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 About the Clotilde Reiss case – behind the scene analysis RSF_en Organisation Cable 09PARIS1097French strategy on dealing with hostage situations in Iran – from exertion of diplomatic and political pressure to giving publicity to the cases – is detailed in a diplomatic cable from the US embassy in Paris. In other cables, the US suspects the French government to have released a high profile Iranian in exchange for Reiss freedom. The role of Syria in securing the woman’s release has been voluntarily overstated.Read the cable:http://220.127.116.11/cable/2009/08/09PARIS1097.html Help by sharing this information
News UpdatesPolice’s Job Is To Ensure Social Distancing, Law & Order, They Can’t Be Burdened To Bring Files When Accused Has Received Same Under S. 207 CrPC: HP High Court Sparsh Upadhyay6 May 2021 9:49 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy: PatrikaObserving that once the accused receives documents under Section 207, CrPC free of costs, then the State cannot be burdened again and again to bring the police file along with police officials¸ the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday (May 6) refused to grant bail to a murder accused. The Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara noted that the requirement of police is more to maintain social distancing and law and order and that they can’t be burdened again and again to bring the police file along with the police officials, that too in COVID phase as it will put an unnecessary burden on the infrastructure. Facts in brief The allegations against the petitioner are that on 28th June 2020, in midnight, one Sumo came from Haripur side, and the driver tried to cross the bridge, however, since the bridge was on the higher pedestal, as such, chamber of Sumo struck with the concrete, due to which, oil started leaking. One Mukesh Paswan told them not to drive the vehicle from the bridge because it was under construction, on this the said persons told him that he is posted DC of the area and started hurling abuses to him. After fifteen minutes, all the three occupants of the vehicle (including the bail applicant), came there with sticks and said that laborers (involved in the construction of the bridge) were doing Gundagardi in the area and started beating them. After that, all the laborers started running to save themselves from the beatings, however, they caught hold of Rohit (deceased) and he fell down in a Nallah (creek) 25-30 feet down. Further, on 24th June 2020, all these people compromised the matter between them, however, on 28th June 2020 at midnight, Rohit (deceased) became extremely unwell and he was brought to Mission hospital, where doctors said that he was dead. Based on these allegations, the Police registered the FIR. Court’s order The Court perused the bail petition, and noted that a report under Section 173 of Cr.P.C stood filed and the documents were supplied to the accused under Section 207 Cr.P.C, but despite that, the counsel for the petitioner chose to file a fresh summary of challan coupled with a post-mortem report. The Court further remarked, “For the reasons best known to the petitioner, his counsel did not bring to the notice of the Court entire police report as received by him. To consider the arguments of learned counsel for the petitioner, this Court needs to go through the alleged compromise, statements of other witnesses and injured persons recorded under Section 161 of Cr.P.C. The Court also needs to go through the site plan of the spot from where they fell down.” Thus, the Court observed that it would be highly unsafe to deny or allow the bail petition based on the skeleton documents, placed by counsel for the petitioner. With this, the petition was dismissed with liberty reserved to the petitioner to file a fresh petition, by annexing the complete police report. Case title – Amit v. State of H. P. [Cr.MP(M) No.830 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsHimachal Pradesh High Court Justice Anoop Chitkara Section 207 CrPC Next Story
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Sponges are a major component of benthic ecosystems across the world and fulfil a number of important functional roles. However, despite their importance, there have been few attempts to compare sponge assemblage structure and ecological functions across large spatial scales. In this review, we examine commonalities and differences between shallow water (<100 m) sponges at bioregional (15 bioregions) and macroregional (tropical, Mediterranean, temperate, and polar) scales, to provide a more comprehensive understanding of sponge ecology. Patterns of sponge abundance (based on density and area occupied) were highly variable, with an average benthic cover between ~1 and 30%. Sponges were generally found to occupy more space (percentage cover) in the Mediterranean and polar macroregions, compared to temperate and tropical macroregions, although sponge densities (sponges m–2) were highest in temperate bioregions. Mean species richness standardised by sampling area was similar across all bioregions, except for a few locations that supported very high small‐scale biodiversity concentrations. Encrusting growth forms were generally the dominant sponge morphology, with the exception of the Tropical West Atlantic, where upright forms dominated. Annelids and Arthropods were the most commonly reported macrofauna associated with sponges across bioregions. With respect to reproduction, there were no patterns in gametic development (hermaphroditism versus gonochorism), although temperate, tropical, and polar macroregions had an increasingly higher percentage of viviparous species, respectively, with viviparity being the sole gamete development mechanism reported for polar sponges to date. Seasonal reproductive timing was the most common in all bioregions, but continuous timing was more common in the Mediterranean and tropical bioregions compared to polar and temperate bioregions. We found little variation across bioregions in larval size, and the dominant larval type across the globe was parenchymella. No pattens among bioregions were found in the limited information available for standardised respiration and pumping rates. Many organisms were found to predate sponges, with the abundance of sponge predators being higher in tropical systems. While there is some evidence to support a higher overall proportion of phototrophic species in the Tropical Austalian bioregion compared to the Western Atlantic, both also have large numbers of heterotrophic species. Sponges are important spatial competitors across all bioregions, most commonly being reported to interact with anthozoans and algae. Even though the available information was limited for many bioregions, our analyses demonstrate some differences in sponge traits and functions among bioregions, and among macroregions. However, we also identified similarities in sponge assemblage structure and function at global scales, likely reflecting a combination of regional‐ and local‐scale biological and physical processes affecting sponge assemblages, along with common ancestry. Finally, we used our analyses to highlight geographic bias in past sponge research, and identify gaps in our understanding of sponge ecology globally. By so doing, we identified key areas for future research on sponge ecology. We hope that our study will help sponge researchers to consider bioregion‐specific features of sponge assemblages and key sponge‐mediated ecological processes from a global perspective.
Oxford University is set to carry out a major overhaul of its online systems, following student feedback.Nexus will be updated and OxCORT will be replaced by another system, Tutorial Management System (TMS), in time for Michaelmas 2019.The technology behind OxCORT is a decade old, and is “no longer being actively developed and requires replacement”, according to a University statement.The University sent out a survey on 8 May asking students questions about their use of OxCORT, including how often students use the systems and how they access it.According to the spokesperson, the survey was sent to all Senior tutors “for dissemination in their colleges”.The spokesperson told Cherwell: “OxCORT’s replacement provides an opportunity for improvement, and the project team is keen to hear from both students and tutors to understand what features they would like to see.”The spokesperson confirmed that the new system “will have the same general functionalities.”They continued: “The project is working with colleges and departments to identify how best the new system could support them, including investigating possibilities for streamlining manual aspects of the tutorial reporting and payment process.”The IT Services website also notes that in working with a wide range of students and staff, the TMS project may result in a more powerful and versatile system than OxCORT.“Development of a replacement system may also present an opportunity for additional departments to engage with online reporting of undergraduate teaching which is not currently recorded in OxCORT.“Solutions are therefore being considered for both an improved system which mirrors the current OxCORT, as well as a wider system supporting additional departments.”The survey is open until Thursday, 24 May.SOLO has also undergone changes, including a new user interface, which is in BETA currently.According to a page on the new SOLO site, IT personnel responded to several complaints about the system from students.Among other new features, SOLO now has ‘Search Everything’ as the default, and simplified some search functions.According to the page, personnel are working on a feature that will allow SOLO to remember users’ most-searched libraries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has named two Democrats to lead energy-related commissions that oversee nuclear power, natural gas and other energy infrastructure. Christopher Hanson, the new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Rich Glick, leader of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, replace Republicans who led the panels under President Donald Trump. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, while FERC oversees natural gas pipelines and other energy projects. Hanson replaces Kristine Svinicki, who chaired the agency for four years. Glick replaces James Danly, who had led the five-member panel since November.
View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.One New Year’s resolution you better keep? Catching the new shows lighting up the Great White Way this year! Brand new productions, innovative revivals, celebrity bows, Broadway fave returns…there is so much to look forward to this season, and we want to know which shows you’re most excited to see. So which 2017 Broadway shows have you counting down the days to that first performance? Broadway.com National Editor Ryan Gilbert kicked this challenge off with his top 10. Now it’s your turn to let us in on what you’re looking forward to in 2017!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! (Photo: Matthew Murphy, Joan Marcus, Nathan Johnson, Richard Hubert Smith & Emilio Madrid-Kuser)
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