People in Northern Ireland are the most likely in the UK to give money to charity, a survey has revealed. A think tank said the reasons could include higher levels of church-going or more effective fundraising strategies by voluntary groups.Despite relatively low incomes, households which made donations were handing over £42 (‚€62.50) a month on average, a government study found. The report – Family Expenditure Survey – found that 47% of those polled in the province gave away money, compared with the UK average of 30%.Charities benefiting range from those combating famine in Africa to supporting cancer research in the North. The portion of income given was 1.7% in the province. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 July 2007 | News 18 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Northern Ireland most generous survey reveals Tagged with: Ireland The UK-wide 2006 snapshot showed people in the southern Great Britain were donating more than those in the North. Levels ranged from £15 (‚€22) per month in the East Midlands to £83 (‚€124) in London.nfpSynergy is conducting an analysis of the research, which was based on 6,000 households across the UK.The group specialises in voluntary sector issues.nfpSynergy spokesman Patrick Brennan said: It could be that Northern Ireland people are more intrinsically generous or local fundraisers are doing a better job.These dramatic and unequivocal findings raise important further questions. 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.
According to research done by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 184 people have been killed by police in Georgia in the last five years.In not one case, even when the victim was unarmed or shot in the back, has the police officer been prosecuted for any crime.That wretched record may be about to change.Anthony HillOn March 9, 2015, DeKalb County policeman Robert Olson killed Anthony Hill, a 26-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and being bipolar.Hill was a singer/songwriter who aspired to have a career in the music business. Always smiling, he was loved by the children in his mostly Latino/a and African-American, Chamblee, Ga., apartment complex for his willingness to play sports with them.According to his partner, Bridget Anderson, he had recently stopped taking his medication because of its debilitating side effects and had made a follow-up appointment at the Veterans Administration.In the early afternoon of March 9, a neighbor called 911 requesting help after seeing a naked Hill, climbing down from his second-floor balcony, and then crawling and rolling on the ground.Olson claimed he was in fear of his life when he fired twice at Hill and killed him. Some witnesses say that Hill was in a prayer-like position when Olson pulled up in his squad car and had his arms outstretched as he walked toward the officer.Hill’s body lay in the parking lot as the school bus bringing the complex’s children home drove onto the property. Angry that police had not covered him, his neighbors quickly put a sheet over the corpse.Hill’s death evoked large and militant protests with hundreds blocking the downtown streets of Decatur, the county seat, and in Chamblee.On Jan. 7, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James held a press conference to announce that on Jan. 21 he will bring to a criminal grand jury two charges of felony murder, as well as aggravated assault, two counts of violating the oath of office and providing false statements against Officer Olson.One unique feature of the Georgia grand jury process that has made indictments against police officers even more unlikely is the extraordinary privilege of the officers being allowed to observe the entire proceedings. This not only includes hearing all the witness testimony and forensic evidence, but also being able to make a final statement before deliberation that cannot be cross-examined or rebutted by the prosecutor.Hill’s family and friends, the Black Lives Matter movement and the Atlanta social justice community are determined to win justice — no matter the odds — not just for Hill but for all the others too, whose lives have been taken by a racist and unjust system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Jaylen Fisher (0) and Desmond Bane (1) lead the Purple out onto the court. Photo by Carolina Olivares Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell Facebook Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddIt printTCU basketball head coach Jamie Dixon has a simple goal for the Horned Frogs – a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The blueprint for Dixon’s second season in Fort Worth includes the return of last season’s starters: senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky, junior forward JD Miller, guard Kenrich Williams, guard Alex Robinson and guard Jaylen Fisher. The addition of 6’7, 210 pound redshirt freshman Kouat Noi to its frontcourt and improved on the wings with freshman guard RJ Nembhard from Keller High School. And, finally, the team is healthy and older players are stepping up as leaders. “We have some good leadership in Kenrich and Vlad,” Dixon said. Adding that they know, “how to win big games against good people.” Dixon is glad Fisher is back – he missed the NIT with a wrist injury and the summer Australia trip with a knee injury. “He’s the fastest guy on our team, and he’s a relentless worker so we feel good about him,” Dixon said. Fresh facesNoi, who’s from Australia, gives the Horned Frogs not only another big body who can score down low, but also another shooter with three-point range, which has led teammates to compare him to NIT MVP Williams. “My role is to stretch the floor, run, rebound with my long wingspan and be out there on defense to help out the team,” Noi said. “Being able to do that this season and help the team out will be great.”TCU forward Kouat Noi drives to the hoop during the Purple vs. White Scrimmage. Photo by Carolina OlivaresIn addition to Noi, the Horned Frogs also improved their depth on the wings with freshman guard RJ Nembhard, who was a four-star recruit, from Keller High School.Dixon tapped into the transfer market in the offseason as well, bringing in junior guard Shawn Olden from New Mexico Junior College and senior forward Ahmed Hamdy. Olden averaged 16.6 points while shooting 36.6 percent from the 3-point, so he’ll add spacing to the Horned Frog offense, and Hamdy adds to the collection of physical big men Dixon has with his 6’10, 235-pound frame. With the influx of talent, Dixon said he doubts his starting lineup will look the same every night because he plans to use different combinations, depending on the opposition’s strengths and weaknesses with the depth of his 10-man rotation. Different mindsetThe Frogs are picked to finish third in the Big 12 preseason poll – last season they were tapped to finish last. “It’s a lot different, coming in last year as the underdog, nobody on you to do anything and you surprise everybody and this year we have the target on our back,” Bane said. “We’re still working hard, still have that chip on our shoulder though.”That chip stems from the program’s history, as the team is looking to return to March Madness for the first time since 1998. When TCU begins its season Friday night against Louisiana Monroe, Dixon said defense will be what he emphasizes early and often. “How we guard and how we respond is what we’ll look at,” Dixon said. “I want to see us guarding different guys: drivers, especially post guys who can score on the block because we’re not stopping Vlad right now, but he’s pretty good, so we have to see how we can guard different looks going forward.”The Horned Frogs tip off in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena at 8 p.m. Friday against Louisiana Monroe. Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts ReddIt Previous articleHoroscope: November 10, 2017Next articleTCU uses legal ‘blocker corporations’ to strengthen endowment Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Linkedin
By Heather Massey – April 18, 2021 BusinessBBB Column WhatsApp BBB: Stock trading apps Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. In the aftermath of the GameStop stock saga, many would-be investors have turned to mobile stock trading apps to capitalize on market investments. According to MarketWatch, a Dow Jones & Co. investment resource that tracks marketplace trends, February downloads of mobile trading apps, such as Robinhood, E*Trade and Webull, reached an all-time high with expectations of continued growth.While trading apps have made accessing and investing in the stock market easier than ever, participation always carries the potential for financial loss or gain. Before you invest with a stock trading app, be sure to follow these tips from your Better Business Bureau:Educate yourself about stock markets. The best way to succeed at mobile stock trading is to do your homework before you begin. Familiarize yourself with concepts like expense ratios, trading commissions, asset allocations, individual stocks, exchange-traded funds, and more.Choose a reputable stock trading app. The trading app you choose is more than just a platform for trading; it is the company that will serve as your broker. Be sure that any company you are considering has a good reputation and is legally licensed with the appropriate government authorities.Set a budget. Make sure you are in a good financial position to start trading. Since trading carries risks, you should never invest money you can’t afford to lose. Keep in mind that it is unwise to put more than 10 percent of your portfolio towards individual stocks, as this can expose your savings to too much volatility.Practice by trading virtually. If you want to try the stock market, but aren’t ready to risk real money, try “virtual trading” first. Many online stockbrokers offer platforms where you can learn the ropes by buying and selling virtual stocks.Watch out for scams and “hot tips.” Keep an eye out for investment scams. Stick to brokers that are registered with the SEC and avoid anyone who uses high-pressure sales tactics or pyramid schemes. Sponsored ads and online forums promoting “fail-safe” stocks that are “guaranteed” to get you a huge profit for a small investment (if you act now!) are likely fake, or part of a racket designed to drive up the price of a stock temporarily. Don’t fall for this kind of “insider’s advice.”For more information about investment scams and how to safely trade stocks via a mobile app, go to BBB.org. WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleMOSC names Belles, BeauxNext articleGEEK TO ME: Numerous factors impact ability to access the web Heather Massey
75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Fianna Fail in Co Donegal have totally refuted reports that the party approached a top Donegal GAA star to run in the next General Election.The party have said the claims are “completely ridiculous”It’s reported today that Fianna Fail attempted to get the name of Michael Murphy on their General Election ticket in Donegal.It’s also claimed that the Donegal Captain has no interest in entering politics.But the Chairman of the Fianna Fail Comhairle Dáil Ceantair in Donegal says the claims are “completely untrue”.Brendan Byrne says any discussions of candidate selection will be held on the confines of the constituency executive.And he said that the selection of candidates and the number of candidates the party would run in Co Donegal would be decided in July. Twitter Google+ Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – May 14, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Fianna Fail deny reports that they approached GAA star to run in General Election Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook Previous articleLetterkenny included in plans for new 1 gigabit broadband serviceNext articleEntries for the Joule Donegal International Rally close on Friday admin Pinterest WhatsApp
News UpdatesThreats To Bakery Owner To Remove “Halal Food” Sticker : Kerala High Court Grants Anticipatory Bail To Accused Lydia Suzanne Thomas17 March 2021 2:09 AMShare This – x”..the recitals in the F.I.R indicate that the act of the applicants was intended to promote disharmony between two religious’ groups..”, the Court noted.The Kerala High Court on Tuesday allowed anticipatory bail to two persons who sent a notice to the employees of a bakery protesting the bakery’s service of halal foods. Though the petitioners were booked for wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot and criminal intimidation [Sections 153 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC)] which are bailable offences, the Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Tuesday allowed anticipatory bail to two persons who sent a notice to the employees of a bakery protesting the bakery’s service of halal foods. Though the petitioners were booked for wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot and criminal intimidation [Sections 153 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC)] which are bailable offences, the Court noted that their apprehensions of being booked for the non-bailable offences of Sections 153A and 295A of the IPC were reasonable. Justice Ashok Menon noted, “Even though Section 153-A or 295-A IPC is not incorporated in the FIR, the recitals in the F.I.R indicate that the act of the applicants was intended to promote disharmony between two religious’ groups. Under the circumstances, there is a possibility of incorporating those non-bailable offences in the FIR. The apprehension of arrest expressed by the applicants is therefore, reasonable.” The facts The prosecution alleged that the accused one evening wantonly provoked the owner of a certain Modi Bakery at Kurumassery junction for exhibiting a sticker to the effect that halal food is being served in the bakery. It was also asserted that the applicants intimidated one of his employees, serving a notice threatening boycott of the bakery and protests by the group if the bakery continued to exhibit the sticker. It was also stated that the notice was printed on a sheet with the letterhead of ‘Hindu Aikyavedi’. What the parties argued The applicants for pre-arrest bail asserted that the bakery’s location Parakadavu panchayat, had only 7 Muslim families out of a total population of 36,000. The staff of the bakery informed the 2nd applicant that they only sold halal food in the bakery. At this, the 2nd applicant insisted that the sticker should have stated that only ‘halal food’ was being served. “The bakery cannot force halal food on Hindus residing in that area and that is the reason why the applicants insisted on removing the sticker and intimated that they would protest such activities of the bakery”, the applicants submitted. The applicants additionally informed the Court that the sticker at the bakery was immediately removed and the crime against them was registered at the behest of political parties. Since they apprehended the incorporation of Sections 153A and Section 295A of the IPC, they moved the Court for anticipatory bail, it was averred. The offences alleged against the applicants at present are only under Sections 153 and 506 IPC. Both the offences are bailable and hence, application under Section 438 CrPC for anticipatory bail is not maintainable. But the applicants apprehend that the non-bailable Sections of 153A and 295A IPC may be incorporated with the intention to incarcerate the applicants. During proceedings in Court, Senior Public Prosecutor Santhosh Peter did not deny the possibility of Sections 153A and 295A IPC being incorporated in the FIR. What the Court held After a discussion of Sections 153A and 295A of the IPC, the Court found that a reading of the FIR did not indicate that the applicants did any act to promote hatred between two groups. However, the recitals in the F.I.R indicated that the act of the applicants was intended to promote disharmony between two religious’ groups, the Court emphasised. Regarding Section 153A, the Court said, “In order to attract an offence punishable under Section 153-A IPC the accused must by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, or grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground, whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or caste or communities, or commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquillity.” In respect of the offence under Section 295-A, the Court also stated, “..there must be a deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.” Opining that the apprehension of arrest expressed by the applicants is therefore, reasonable, the Court concluded that the applicants were entitled to pre-arrest bail. Therefore, the Court directed that the applicants be released on bail with execution of a bond for Rs. 50,000 each with two solvent sureties of the same amount. Advocates E.S.Soni, R.Krishna Raj, and Kumari Sangeetha S. Nair argued for the applicants. Advocates Enoch David Simon Joel, S.Sreedev, Rony Jose, Cimil Cherian Kottalil represented the owner of the bakery.Click here to view the judgmentNext Story
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz president Steven Starks has been named the new CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.Company officials said Wednesday the 40-year-old executive will leave the NBA franchise team next week to oversee the company’s car dealerships, sports teams, movie theaters and other businesses.Starks is from California and earned a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies from Weber State University. He had previously worked for former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. managing his transition team.Starks joined the company in 2007 and has held a number of leadership roles that included managing the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Megaplex Theatres and the Salt Lake Bees.Executive vice president Don Stirling will step in as interim president of the Jazz. Tags: Larry H. Miller Group/Steve Starks/Utah Jazz August 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Jazz president named new CEO of Miller companies Associated Press
WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel it was wise for the Mayor to replace the Evansville Icemen with the Evansville Thunderbolts?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “IU WOMEN’S-MENS SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS”.Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail