Colourful socks to raise funds and awareness

first_img Tagged with: Trading Stand4 is a new social enterprise that is raising awareness of and funds for social causes through the medium of colourful socks.Set up by 24 year-old Josh Turner from Stowmarket, Stand4’s focus on socks is the first of its attempts to “re-engage consumers with charities through everyday products”.At launch there are 10 designs, each of which is linked to the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Stand4 has already partnered with WarChild, WomanKind, and Mines Advisory Group.Stand4 gives 20% of its revenue to charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Colourful socks to raise funds and awareness Shortlisted for awardThe company has been shortlisted in the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year’ category in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015.Turner said:“Stand4 is extremely proud to have been shortlisted as one of Great Britain’s top social enterprises in 2015, especially as we are only just launching! I have always loved colourful, eccentric socks, but I am also conscious of the issues some people face in the world today. My start-up was always going to build a social purpose at its core”. Advertisementcenter_img  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 October 2015 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Youth are the future!

first_imgWORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCEOpening talk at the 2014 Workers World National Conference in New York City by Colleen Davidson, a member of the Baltimore Branch of Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.WW photo: G. DunkelI would like to ask all the FIST members, in fact, all the young people in the hall, to stand — because you are the future of Workers World Party!This year’s conference comes at a critical juncture.Many of you who have gathered in this hall have been on the front lines of the protests in solidarity with the heroic Gaza resistance. You have participated in support of the Ferguson rebellion, and many of you have also played critical roles in support of the emerging low-wage workers’ fight for justice.In fact, we are poised with contingency plans for our conference if the Ferguson grand jury announces its decision this weekend. If that happens, we will be in the streets to demand justice for Mike Brown and an end to police terror.We also come here today inspired by the resistance of our sisters and brothers and comrades in Mexico who are fighting a life-and-death struggle for their children and their fellow students.We are inspired by our Cuban comrades, whose doctors and health professionals have traveled to West Africa to fight Ebola and the criminal neglect by the imperialist West.What is crucial as communists is that all these resistance movements — whether they have been to stop union busting, end racist attacks on oppressed youth or defend the rights of migrant children — are all connected to the fight against capitalism and imperialism.Capitalism today is at a dead end, and we must become the grave diggers of this decaying system, which puts profits before people and promotes worldwide unemployment, hunger, war and ­oppression.The upside to all of this is that our class is worldwide, and we have the power to unite globally and defeat capitalism and imperialism. Without our unity, without the power of our entire class fighting together, the very future of the planet is in danger.As we continue our fight in our respective communities and on our respective issues, we must keep our eyes on the prize — socialist revolution!Build a workers’ world!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Weekend “Cooling” Trend to Take Pasadena Down to a Mere 93 by Sunday

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. top box 10 Weekend “Cooling” Trend to Take Pasadena Down to a Mere 93 by Sunday Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 12:35 pm Top of the News HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Friday will be hot and sunny in Pasadena. Expect a high near 98 as a light south wind becoming south southwest blows in the afternoon at five to 10 miles per hour.For Southwestern California, the National Weather Service warns it will be hot across interior sections Friday with elevated fire concerns.Thunderstorms are possible in the mountains and deserts over the weekend, signaling the arrival of some monsoonal moisture that could bring some slight chance of showers for Pasadena.Friday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 74. A south southwest wind at around five mph becomes calm in the evening.Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 94. Light south winds becoming south southwest in the afternoon could gust as high as 15 mph.Saturday night will be mostly clear, with lows around 71.Sunday is going to be sunny, with a high near 93. An upper high will weaken a bit on Sunday, bringing a couple more degrees of cooling in the area.Sunday night will be mostly clear, lows around 69.Here’s how the rest of next week will look like:Monday – sunny, with a high near 92.Monday night – mostly clear, with a low around 69.Tuesday – sunny, with a high near 92.Tuesday night – mostly clear, with a low around 68.Wednesday – sunny, with a high near 92. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribecenter_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Limerick Council waive Licence Fees and additional space for outdoor dining…

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleLimerick Post Show | BeogaNext articleReopening society must lead to greater accessibility Meghann Scully Linkedin Printcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Photo by Albert Hu on Unsplash LIMERICK City and County Council is to waive fees for licences for outdoor dining and street events as part of a number of initiatives unveiled by the local authority to support businesses as they prepare to re-open this summer.The Council will also be installing buildouts which will increase footpath widths to allow for greater capacity for outside dining in the city and across the county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More information about all the schemes is available on here, along with application forms, contact points and closing dates.Businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector are being urged to engage in the whole process and work with the Council to identify where buildouts can be located and avail of the various different schemes.Up until now, businesses could only apply for a licence for outdoor dining provided there was sufficient footpath space outside their premises.Under this scheme, the Council will consider installing a buildout where the footpath is deemed unsuitable for tables and chairs on the grounds that it is too narrow.Limerick City and County Council will support up to 10 buildouts for the Limerick Metropolitan District and up to three buildouts per municipal district.Fees for Tables and Chairs Licences are being waived to support the business community to encourage more businesses to look outside their premises and provide dining facilities al fresco.This waiver was initially introduced last year as part of Covid-19 supports and it will remain in place for 2021.Another scheme will see Limerick City and County Council facilitate street closures for on-street events such as community festivals, street parties and entertainment where possible this summer.Further information and application forms will be available when Covid-19 guidelines allow and these will be promoted when available. All events will be required to follow the prevailing Covid-19 health guidelines.Fees for any street events licence will also be waived by Limerick City and County Council.These supports complement the scheme from Fáilte Ireland and administered by the Council where businesses across Limerick in these sectors are being invited to avail of up to €4,000 grants to purchase outdoor dining equipment such as tables, chairs, windbreaks, heaters etc. for outdoor serving for the summer 2021 season. Closing date for applications for this scheme is 30 September 2021.Further plans are close to being finalised by the Council for Summer 2021 and will be announced in due course. As you can appreciate the changing Covid-19 landscape means the plans must be fluid.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “These supports announced by Limerick City and County Council will be very helpful to businesses across the city and county as they navigate their way back from the restrictions imposed by Covid.“The uncertainty has been very difficult for many businesses but as the summer approaches let’s hope the sun burns away the Covid fog and allows us to enjoy, celebrate and socialise outdoors while supporting local businesses.” he said.Vincent Murray, Director of Economic Development at Limerick City and County Council said: “I would encourage all businesses to engage with the Council as we re-open from the Covid-imposed restrictions.“These supports from grants to waivers will help business develop their offering as we head into the summer. It is important we send out the message that Limerick is the place to be this summer as we hope to capitalise on the appetite for social gatherings in a safe setting.” he added.Brian Kennedy, Director of Physical Development at Limerick City and County Council said: “We are planning on building up to 19 buildouts to facilitate more outdoor dining across the city and other urban centres in the county.“These will be one of the ways the Council is helping to allow businesses trade a little bit easier when they are allowed to re-open.” he concluded.All information and application forms in relation to these schemes are on LimerickNewsLimerick Council waive Licence Fees and additional space for outdoor dining this SummerBy Meghann Scully – April 15, 2021 424 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Management confirm Covid outbreak at LUH

first_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Management at Letterkenny University Hospital has confirmed that they are experiencing an outbreak of Covid-19 at the facility. In accordance with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre guidelines, an Outbreak Control Team has been convened at the hospital and is working with Public Health and Occupational Health to manage the response to the outbreak.An outbreak in a healthcare setting is called when there is a minimum of 2 positive contacts.COVID-19 testing and contact tracing of both staff and patients has been carried out to ensure the protection of public health.Any staff identified as close contacts of COVID-19 cases are asked to isolate.Patients are being supported individually by the staff to understand the situation. Plans have been developed to support continuity of services.The hospital cannot comment on individual cases to protect the privacy and confidentiality of those affected.Since the outset of the pandemic LUH has put measures in place to make the hospital and clinics safe for patients and staff.This includes separate entrances and waiting areas to manage patients attending the hospital for non-COVID 19 appointments while also managing patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.The protection of public health is of the utmost importance and every effort is taken to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. Facebook By News Highland – November 6, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Previous articleGovernment urged to open non-essential retail earlierNext articlePenneys call for extension of trading hours when stores reopen News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Google+center_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Management confirm Covid outbreak at LUH Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Missing toddler found alive in ‘remarkably good condition,’ authorities say

first_imgkatifcam/iStock(PRESTONBURG, Ky.) — A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive, authorities said.Crews were out searching for Kenneth Howard, nearly 2 years old, and took a break to check in with each other on Wednesday when one firefighter said he thought he heard cries, Prestonsburg Fire Department Chief Michael Brown told ABC News’ Good Morning America.“We all got quiet and started calling the child’s name, and at different times, sporadically, he would give us a cry and we had to try to pinpoint his location,” Brown said. “We got three or four cries from him, and two of the guys made their way back up the hill and he was sitting up at top of a little flat there.”Brown said he was “surprisingly” in good condition, adding, “A couple of us felt he was in better condition than we were after we made it up the hill.”The chief spoke with a doctor caring for Kenneth Wednesday evening, who told him, “He was in good spirits, looked good, he was eating some animal crackers, drinking some apple juice.”“Thanks to all who prayed, searched and helped in any way!!” a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office read. “This is the best news ever !!!”Kenneth was last seen outside his home in Salyersville, which is in a rural area with rough, mountainous terrain, on Sunday around 7:30 p.m., Capt. Carter Conley of the Magoffin County Rescue Squad told ABC News.The child was with his father in the yard at the time, Conley said. After Kenneth’s father turned his back to either go inside or around the side of the home, the toddler was gone, Conley said.The sheriff’s office announced Wednesday afternoon that Kenneth had been in “remarkably good condition” and is being treated for dehydration. It was not immediately clear from officials’ statements to date where or how the boy was found.Kenneth was located around 2 p.m. about 1,800 feet from the family’s home near a road used for logging or strip mining after a member of the search crew heard his cries, Kentucky State Trooper William Petry told ABC News. He did not appear to be injured.Authorities are continuing to investigate how Kenneth became lost, but there is no evidence currently to suggest any criminal activity, Petry said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?

first_imgRead full article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. So as most already know, this year Linkedin changed their InMail policy. Instead of getting back all the InMails that didn’t get a response, Linkedin now only credit back InMails that are replied to. They also implemented their new policy around a commercial search limit in which in any given month you can only run a limited amount of searches as beyond a certain number they deem that it is being used for commercial purposes. I’ve seen a number of posts for and against the changes and for what it’s worth, I say bring it on!Here’s why…Sometimes, just sometimes, I shudder when I see some of the activities that are being passed off as “recruiting”. In the last month I have received a number of batch messages that not only are not personalised to me, but have zero relevance to me at all. E.g. I’m an IT/software development sourcing specialist/recruiter and therefore, I have a few technologies listed on my profile. In the greater context of my profile, this is clearly in reference to positions I regularly find myself recruiting and not related to my personal IT experience, YET – I still get messages asking about my interest levels in an exciting and fantabulous open position as a Developer. I’m all for looking at ways to find efficiencies but sending a batch message to anyone with a specific technology(ies) listed on their profile (due to a standard keyword search) is just plain lazy and is certainly not what the vast majority of the recruitment world would identify as effective, solid recruitment/sourcing practice. To date, given the limited InMails available per month on different subscriptions, recruiters were almost incentivised to not be engaging in their InMails and just throw buzzwords in the hope of either a) Quickly engaging a professional who might be actively on the market; or b) being completely ignored, as opposed to opening up conversations with candidates who are not “active” but may be open to discussing other opportunities. If by LinkedIn changing its policies it encourages the careful  and more considered use of InMails as a tool of value and as the medium that could be used to open doors to new networks/candidates/business partners/leads, then I’m all for it and can only see it having a positive effect on the industry.Link to info on new InMail policy: commercial search limits. I believe that the impact on this will be minimal to any recruiter who considers themselves to be somewhat social media savvy as most will be well versed in other online sourcing techniques and know e.g. know how to run x-ray searches via search engines, should they reach their search threshold. The knock-on effect of this is that recruiter who is perhaps not quite as used to other online search methods will have to begin to increase their knowledge of online sourcing methods which surely can only positively affect the recruitment industry?.Link to info on new “commercial use limit”: Previous Article Next Article LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?Shared from missc on 20 Jan 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Agent makes lone stand against landlords who advertise direct on property portals

first_imgNewcastle-under-Lyme letting agent Rocket Homes Rentals has locked horns with the two largest property portals over listings by two local student lettings companies.It says they are advertising on the big portals even thought they are landlords who only market their own properties.Hybrid agent/landlords like these are springing up across the UK at the moment to enable a single landlord, or group of landlords, to bypass letting agents entirely and advertise their properties to rent directly on the large portals.Rockett Home Rentals, which has a single branch in Newcastle-under-Lyme but covers Crewe, Stafford and Stoke on Trent and has been in business since 2003, says its two rivals are advertising on Rightmove and Zoopla.“I’ve talked to both portals and no matter how they want to dress this up, they seem happy to let these ‘agents’ list because they have paid money and that’s it, regardless of how their business works,” says director Bill Rockett (pictured, below)“The only properties they have are the ones they own – they’re not an agent for anyone and they don’t service any customers except themselves.“It worries me that in the small area around my business I’ve seen ‘agents’ like this set up twice now and if it’s happening here it must be taking place up and down the country. For me it’s about the portals biting the hand that feeds them.“It’s very scary that this is happening. These people are not agents and are not ARLA registered, for example.“If they want to set up and do this, that’s fine by me but I don’t think the portals should be allowing these guys to advertise on their platforms.“The more this is allowed to happen, the more independent agents are going to disappear as landlords realise they can bypass us – and it’s going to be hard enough to survive soon when the tenant fees ban comes in.”Bill says that he approached Rightmove to complain about one of the agents involved, but that the portal said that because they claimed to be agents, therefore ‘who are we to argue with that’.Terms of busines“Rightmove’s terms of business are very clear – they will only allow letting agents, estate agents and new build developers to advertise on them, and the companies I’m talking about don’t fall into any of those categories. These are landlords, pure and simple.”The Negotiator was able to get hold of one of the two agents highlighted by Bill. Bellevue, which has several branches in the area but has a registered company address in North London, lists several properties on Rightmove.It specialises in high-end student properties. Its website makes no mention of landlords and is solely focussed on tenants and maintenance and repair reporting. After speaking to a member of staff at its Crewe office, no one from the company has so far phoned The Negotiator back.Strict vettingThe Negotiator also approached Rightmove about Bellevue. They said: “Rightmove has a strict vetting process that all customers must go through if they apply to become a Rightmove agent.“In this case, we have re-vetted the agent to ensure they adhere to our terms and conditions. As with any Rightmove customer, if we are provided with any new information that suggests they are not complying then we will immediately review their business again.”Rightmove Rockett Home Rentals property portals Bill Rockett Zoopla March 28, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Agent makes lone stand against landlords who advertise direct on property portals previous nextAgencies & PeopleAgent makes lone stand against landlords who advertise direct on property portalsRockett Home Rentals says two landlords on its patch now list as if they were lettings agents, and is urging portals to act.Nigel Lewis28th March 201701,174 Viewslast_img read more

Premier still facing big challenge, argues analyst

first_imgA leading City analyst has welcomed the move by Premier Foods to dispose of its under-performing subsidiary Brookes Avana for £30m but warned the embattled company still “has much to do”.The own-label meals and cake business was sold recently by Premier to rival 2 Sisters Food Group for £30m in cash, in a deal that should complete by January.But according to Martin Deboo, analyst at Investec Securities, the deal made sense. He said: “We see the disposal of Brookes Avana as a positive step on Premier’s path to recovery. In exchange for £30m in cash, Premier loses a major distraction and an asset that we were forecasting to lose £25m this year. There remains much to do if our 15p target share price is to be realised, but this feels like good business to us.”Commenting on the disposal of Brookes Avana, newly appointed chief executive of Premier Foods Michael Clarke added: “The sale of Brookes Avana underlines our commitment to focus the business on growing a smaller number of brands. Brookes Avana will have a better opportunity to grow with 2 Sisters Food Group given its focus in the chilled food sector.”Premier Foods has experienced a torrid year in 2011, and proceeds of the disposal will be used to repay its extensive bank borrowings, currently running at £1.2bn. Premier announced in October that it would be focusing investment behind eight Power Brands, including Hovis and Mr Kipling, and would dispose of selected businesses “further enabling it to deleverage the business”. Shares in Premier, which have plunged from a high of 288p in 2007, have been hovering around 6p.Brookes Avana has around 2,000 staff and Premier said that “all the employees will transfer with the business”.last_img read more

My Morning Jacket Announces Summer Tour With Support From Gary Clark Jr., Jaw Gems, & More

first_imgMy Morning Jacket has announced eleven new summer tour dates, in addition to their festival appearances at Electric Forest and The Peach Music Festival. Their headlining amphitheatre run will kick off in Cincinnati, OH on June 22 and include shows in Nashville, TN (July 7), Columbia, MD (July 14). Additionally, Jim James and company will play their first concert at the historic Forest Hills Stadium on July 17 in Queens, NY, marking the band’s only 2017 concert in New York City. With opening performances from The Record Company, Margo Price, Gary Clark Jr., Jaw Gems, and The Districts, this summer tour is sure to be the best yet.My Morning Jacket recently played three nights at their own “One Big Holiday” event in Mexico, playing on the Mayan Riviera beaches, with no song repeats, pulling from band’s deep archive. You can download the audio from that weekend here, for a taste of what’s to come.The Roll Call/fan club pre-sale for the newly announced dates launches tomorrow, March 14, at 10 AM local time for all shows except Cleveland, where the pre-sale will kick off Tuesday, March 21, at 10 AM ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, March 17, with the Cleveland on-sale Friday, March 24. For more ticketing information, head to the band’s website.One dollar from every ticket purchased will benefit My Morning Jacket’s Waterfall Project. See below for full tour schedule.last_img read more