msuzsn

Flower company raises £105,000 for Macmillan

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 June 2004 | News Flower company raises £105,000 for Macmillan  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Flowergram, the family-run floral relay company, has raised over £105,000 for Macmillan Cancer Relief since choosing it on as their designated charity in 1997.Fundraising initiatives include a 50p donation for every order placed on the Flowergram Web site, a specially created Macmillan Range of floral designs where a £2.00 donation is made for each one ordered online, and an exclusively designed badge incorporating the Macmillan bow and Flowergram daisy at a suggested donation of £1.50 each.center_img Tagged with: Digital Trading Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Migración cubana y política bélica estadounidense

first_imgEl 12 de enero del 2017, el gobierno de Obama anunció que pondría fin a una política migratoria de 22 años sobre Cuba.El presidente Barack Obama declaró que el gobierno estadounidense ya no permitiría a las/os cubanos que lleguen a suelo estadounidense sin visas, permanecer en el país y obtener inmediatamente la residencia legal. La política ya finalizada – denominada “pies mojados, pies secos” – era exclusiva para migrantes cubanos.A diferencia de otras/os inmigrantes caribeños, centroamericanos o africanos, las/os cubanos eran los únicos a los que se les concedía la residencia legal inmediata o el estatus naturalizado tan pronto tocaban suelo estadounidense. Sólo cuando eran capturadas/os durante su travesía marítima hacia EUA es que este gobierno les regresaba a la isla. De ahí el término “pies mojados, pies secos”.La política es parte de la larga guerra que por décadas ha emanado desde Washington dirigida a desestabilizar la Revolución Cubana. Durante años, el gobierno cubano ha señalado que la política migratoria estadounidense ha tenido como objetivo incitar a la migración ilegal desde Cuba.En 1962, tras el triunfo de la Revolución, el gobierno de EUA suspendió abruptamente los viajes y las salidas legales desde Cuba a EUA. Miles de cubanas/os perdieron todas las conexiones con su familia que vivía en EUA. La migración ilegal era la única forma de reconectarse.Bajo el gobierno de Lyndon Johnson, se promulgó la onerosa Ley de Ajuste Cubano. Esa ley estableció un estatus migratorio especial para las/os cubanos y se convirtió en la base legal para el derecho automático a obtener el estatus de residente permanente un año después de ingresar a EUA.En 1994 y 1995, otro acuerdo de migración entre EUA y Cuba estableció que EUA entregaran 20.000 visas anuales a cubanas/os que quisieran venir a EUA. La política de “pies mojados, pies secos” fue establecida dentro de la Ley de Ajuste Cubano para otorgar un estatus legal inmediato.Los EUA nunca han mantenido su promesa de los acuerdos migratorios, aprobando tan sólo 1.600 visas algunos años. Al violarse el acuerdo año tras año, el número de personas que intentaban emigrar a EUA sin autorización, aumentó.Esos acuerdos se llevaron a cabo en el contexto del bloqueo más largo de la historia de EUA, creando incontables dificultades económicas y sociales en Cuba. A pesar de las condiciones favorables a las/os trabajadores, como la educación y la atención médica gratuitas para todas/os, las condiciones de vida siguen siendo difíciles en Cuba como resultado del bloqueo. Cuando el comercio con el antiguo campo socialista se deterioró exponencialmente, las condiciones sociales fueron especialmente duras en Cuba. La escasez de alimentos y petróleo abundó como resultado del endurecimiento del bloqueo y la caída de la Unión Soviética.Además, el imperialismo estadounidense y sus lacayos entre los elementos cubanos contrarrevolucionarios en la Florida llevaron a cabo sistemáticamente una campaña de propaganda ininterrumpida a través de la radio y otros medios para incitar la migración ilegal desde Cuba. Esta incitación provocó el caso de Elián González, cuya madre murió en una balsa proveniente de Cuba rumbo a Florida en 1999. Elián sobrevivió y fue recogido por la Guardia Costera y llevado a Miami. Allí, miembros derechistas de la familia trataron de secuestrar al niño de seis años y mantenerlo en EUA a pesar de las exigencias de su padre para que Elián regresara.Después de varios meses, el padre de Elián, Juan Miguel, obtuvo la libertad de su hijo. Elián, ahora adulto, es uno de los muchos líderes juveniles de Cuba en la defensa de la Revolución.La Ley de Ajuste Cubano (CAA) establece un estatuto especial y exclusivo para las/os migrantes cubanos. Hace que sean las únicas personas en el mundo que tienen la dispensa para obtener automáticamente el derecho a solicitar la ciudadanía y los permisos de trabajo de EUA tan pronto toquen suelo estadounidense.Esto expone claramente la naturaleza política de las políticas migratorias estadounidenses. Por ejemplo, las/os haitianos experimentan algunas de las condiciones más terribles en su patria debido a políticas imperialistas. ¿Por qué no se conceden a las/os haitianos u hondureños – que huyen de la violencia – privilegios inmediatos como  a los cubanos?Porque una de estas naciones ha tenido una revolución que expulsó a las corporaciones transnacionales extranjeras y a los bancos de Wall Street: Cuba.¿Por qué Obama derogó la parte “pies mojados, pies secos” de la CAA?Un artículo del 12 de enero en el New York Times resumió al asesor de seguridad nacional de Obama, Benjamin Rhodes, diciendo que “la mayoría de los cubanos que llegaron a EUA en el pasado ‘tuvieron que dejar Cuba’ por ‘razones políticas’ y que “ahora el flujo es en gran parte de personas que buscan mayores oportunidades económicas”, mientras que la terminación de la política “es un reflejo de la opinión de Obama de que, en última instancia, el ascenso de una nueva generación de cubanos presionando por el cambio en su propio país es vital para lograr el cambio allí”.“Es importante que Cuba continúe teniendo una población joven y dinámica que sean agentes de cambio”, dijo Rhodes.También reportó el New York Times, citando al infame contra-revolucionario Jorge Mas Canosa, presidente de la Fundación Nacional Cubano Americana, antes de su muerte en 1997 quien dijo de la CAA:“Los cambios obligarían a los líderes cubanos ser más receptivos a sus ciudadanos. “La gente puede estar inicialmente molesta por no poder tener esta forma de salir de Cuba, pero en última instancia, la solución para Cuba es la gente que lucha por el cambio en Cuba”.Miles de cubanas/os, según el Times, han salido de Cuba y están esperando su entrada en la frontera de Méjico con EUA. La mayoría han salido de Cuba debido a las dificultades económicas o el deseo de ver a la familia en EUA. Algunos simplemente tienen un anhelo de viajar, como la mayoría de los seres humanos.Desafortunadamente, estas/os cubanos experimentarán ahora las innumerables dificultades y miserias que sus hermanas y hermanos emigrantes de otros países han soportado durante generaciones.Es ciertamente un paso adelante para Cuba que la administración Obama haya terminado con una pequeña parte de sus injustas políticas migratorias. Pero la Ley de Ajuste Cubano debe ser derogada en su totalidad y las políticas migratorias que se otorgan en Europa y otros lugares también deben ser practicadas hacia Cuba.Además, la derogación de la política de “pies mojados, pies secos” para inspirar “el cambio dentro de Cuba” fracasará, al igual que todos las otras maniobras imperialistas ha fracasado desde 1959.La Revolución cubana sigue siendo fuerte.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Stutzman Co-Sponsors SNAP Savings Bill

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Stutzman Co-Sponsors SNAP Savings Bill Stutzman Co-Sponsors SNAP Savings Bill By Andy Eubank – Apr 19, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitter Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) Thursday introduced legislation that would save $30 billion over 10 years from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by eliminating loopholes, waste, fraud, and abuse, while ensuring those who meet the current income and asset eligibility requirements continue to receive the benefits they need.Since President Obama assumed office, participation in SNAP, which was formerly referred to as food stamps, has increased from 32 million to 47.8 million people, and annual spending on SNAP has doubled to $80 billion in fiscal year 2012. Over the next 10 years, SNAP is projected to cost taxpayers almost $760 billion. The Streamlining the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Act would eliminate $30 billion of needless spending over 10 years and target assistance to those who need it most by making eligibility requirements more credible, eliminating duplication, closing loopholes, and making benefit administrators more responsible for program integrity.“Our bill would eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in the food stamp program, while ensuring a strong safety net for hungry families in greatest need,” said Thune. “Since President Obama came into office, SNAP participation has increased at 10 times the rate of job creation, the annual spending on SNAP has doubled, and one in seven Americans now participates in SNAP. This explosive growth in both the SNAP enrollment and federal cost of the program is alarming and requires lawmakers to take cost-effective legislative control measures. Our bill would ensure that benefits are available for needy families by maintaining system integrity and reducing waste in the system. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to move this common-sense legislation through Congress in the Farm Bill.”“By closing loopholes, cutting waste, and eliminating fraud and abuse in SNAP, we save taxpayers $30 billion and make sure that families in need still receive a helping hand,” said Stutzman. “Everyone in Washington talks about deficit reduction but we’ve introduced a real, responsible plan to save taxpayer dollars. Over the past decade, SNAP spending has doubled as this program outgrows its original mission of providing temporary assistance. This is a common-sense start for Congress’ Farm Bill discussions as we look for ways to tackle Washington’s nearly $17 trillion debt.”The Thune, Stutzman bill would limit the automatic qualification of an individual for SNAP benefits due to enrollment in other low-income programs, known as categorical eligibility to only those individuals receiving cash assistance. Additionally, their bill would close a loophole that allows states to send small energy assistance checks to SNAP participants in order to increase SNAP benefit payments, eliminate duplicative training programs and state performance bonuses, improve the quality control measures to ensure states are more aggressively penalized for improper payments, and reform the nutrition education and obesity program. This bill would not affect current benefit levels for SNAP recipients, but instead saves money by ending duplicative programs and holding states accountable for accurate program administration.For a one-page outline of the specific reforms to the SNAP program in the Thune, Stutzman bill, click here. For related charts, click here.Source: Congressman Stutzman release SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleStudy Shows Pork Producers Reducing Carbon FootprintNext articleSeed Consultants 4/19/2013 Market Update Comments with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Kids Choir

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Local News Facebook Twitter Previous article051619_OHS_Spring_game_FB_JF_18Next articleHART: A Biden statue wouldn’t make it Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Pinterestcenter_img Mission Dorado Baptist Church Mission Dorado Baptist Church, 4142 Faudree Road, has scheduled Mission Kids Choir from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, through May 26. The choir is open to kids ages 5 through sixth grade. Registration is open to the public, however registration is required. For more information, call 561-8553 or email [email protected] Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Kids Choirlast_img read more

Harkin says it’s in ECB’s interest to east Ireland’s debt burden

first_img Google+ Harkin says it’s in ECB’s interest to east Ireland’s debt burden By News Highland – September 16, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleEU report finds educational disparities between regionsNext articleWest Tyrone MLA slams decision to move Agriculture offices to Ballykelly News Highland Twitter News The Finance Minister Michael Noonan says he hopes to advance talks with the European Central Bank within the next fortnight for a deal on Ireland’s bank debt.It follows positive signs of strong political support for an arrangement to make Ireland’s debt more sustainable at an informal meeting of EU finance ministers in Cyprus.Minister Noonan said while there was no deadline for an agreement, a deal before the budget in December would suit him.Independent MEP Marian Harkin says it’s in the E-C-B’s interests to ease Ireland’s debt burden……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/mhark6pm.mp3[/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img WhatsApp Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

John Gallagher’s sister in law believes he still doesn’t regret his actions

first_img The sister in law of double killer John Gallagher has expressed her belief that he still does not think he has done anything wrong.John Gallagher is back in detention after handing himself over to authorities yesterday.The 46 year old killed mother and daughter Anne and Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital in 1988.He was tried for murder but was found to be insane – and absconded from the Central Mental Hospital in 2000.Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show this morning, Sharon Gallagher outlined how the family used to visit John Gallagher, she says he didn’t seem to regret his actions:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/traraw.mp3[/podcast]Sharon Gallagher added that it is her belief that her brother in law had the events of the last number of days well planned:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/shar1raw.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCouncil and NRA being asked to address Loughanure safety problemNext articleFinance Minister tells Donegal TDs that he can’t intervene in Highland Bakery dispute News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – May 23, 2012 center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter John Gallagher’s sister in law believes he still doesn’t regret his actions Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 10/20/20

first_imgOctober 21, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/20/20 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFSWORLD SERIESLA Dodgers 8, Tampa Bay 3 (LA leads 1-0)MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNashville 3, FC Dallas 0Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img

Ocean City Happenings From Rat Pack to Pink Floyd

first_img“Under the Streetlamp,” a modern-day Rat Pack, will perform with the Ocean City Pops Sept. 8 and 9 at the Ocean City Music Pier. (Photo courtesy of the City of Ocean City) Another summer is flying by quickly, but it’s not too late to catch some great shows on the Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen said.Here are some of the events:This week’s calendar offers two concerts (Wednesday and Sunday) by the Ocean City Pops orchestra featuring guest conductors who are vying to take over as full-time artistic director for the Pops. The popular Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine will offer a different musical experience at the Pier on Monday.On Wednesday (Aug. 22), the Pops will present “We Are Going Coastal” with guest conductor Ron Spigelman. This program explores the coastlines with music by Chabrier, Gershwin, Sousa, Strauss and music from films such as “Anchors Aweigh,” “Titanic” and “La La Land.”Soloists Roosevelt Andre and Heather Hill will sing famous songs from “Porgy and Bess,” “South Pacific” and “Showboat.”On Sunday (Aug. 26), the Pops will feature “An Evening of Song and Dance – A Collaboration With the Atlantic City Ballet” featuring “Swan Lake” with guest conductor Jonathan Kreamer. The Pops and the Atlantic City Ballet will combine forces to celebrate music and dance with a focus on “Swan Lake.” Founded in 1982, by international ballerina Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is made up of professional dancers from around the world, who have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence.Both of this week’s Pops shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “We Are Going Coastal” are $18 and $20, and tickets for “An Evening of Song and Dance” are $18 and $22. They are available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.The Atlantic City Ballet will perform at the Music Pier with the Ocean City Pops Aug. 26.On Monday (Aug. 27), The Machine – America’s top Pink Floyd show – will return to Ocean City for a special 30th anniversary performance. The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic Pink Floyd experience with a diverse mix of the band’s hits, stellar musicianship and a dramatic lighting and video show. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets start at $25. Visit Ticketmaster, call 800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.Wacky Wednesday – Taffy Sculpting (August 22): Use your creativity to shape and sculpt Shriver’s salt water taffy into your own unique masterpiece. Contest is free. Open to all ages. Start time is 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.Ocean City Green Fair (August 24): Our city’s “Green Team” will host its annual Green Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday on the loggia at the Ocean City Music Pier.  The event is designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Green fairs allow participants to learn how small individual efforts can make a huge difference in their communities. Visit vendors and exhibitors from throughout the region.‘Singin’ In The Rain’ (August 24 and 25): The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted for a junior cast by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make the show a guaranteed good time for all. This show features a cast of middle-school performers. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $12 to $15 and are available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.Show Features Members of ‘Jersey Boys’ CastTickets are on sale now for two shows featuring “Under the Streetlamp,” a quartet with the rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack. The group will perform with the Ocean City Pops at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Eric Gutman, David Larsen, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley will perform doo-wop, Motown, old time rock ’n’ roll and all of your favorite songs from the Drifters, the Beach Boys, the Beatles and a “show-stopping” salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The group is composed of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys.”Tickets are $30 to $45 and are available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.“The Machine” will perform Aug. 27 at the Music Pier.Wacky Wednesday – French Fry Sculpting (August 29): Use your creativity to shape and sculpt french fries into your very own unique masterpiece. Contest is free. Open to all ages. Start time is 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.‘The Lighter Side’ (August 29): Join the Ocean City Pops for an evening of light orchestral works from a wide variety of genres: symphonic works, musicals, dance, movies and jazz. A fun evening for music lovers of all ages. The show features guest conductor Adam Boyles. 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Stop by the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.Clint Holmes – Legendary Las Vegas Headliner (Sept. 2): The Ocean City Pops features the two-time 2018 Grammy nominee in a special show. Holmes is a consummate entertainer, performer, recording artist, and one of the country’s finest vocalists. Whether he is singing selections from the Great American Songbook, contemporary classics, or stirring original pieces, every performance is a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing and unforgettable experience. The show is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.  Stop by the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.OCNJ Labor Day Race (Sept. 3): Ocean City’s traditional end-of-summer event features a 5-mile beach run and 1-mile fun run/walk. Race-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. on the beach at 23rd Street. The race starts at 9 a.m. To pre-register, visit www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.last_img read more

Democrats say Holcomb’s State Of The State missed the mark

first_img Facebook Google+ Google+ Democrats say Holcomb’s State Of The State missed the mark Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By Network Indiana – January 20, 2021 2 123 Facebook (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Gov. Holcomb didn’t pay enough attention to Hoosiers who are struggling, said Democratic leaders in the Indiana House and Senate, following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State speech Tuesday night. That includes Indiana’s teachers.“This is the thirs State of the State in a row that I have heard the governor promise teachers that they deserve a raise,” said House Minority Caucus Leader Rep. Terri Austin.The governor’s plan this year is similar to last year’s, providing a $377 million increase in K-12 public education money, and suggestions for districts to cut costs and use that money to raise teacher pay.“I think that the governor is tone deaf,” said Austin. “The families that I talk to, not just in my own district but around the state, are struggling.”Austin said that even though the state may not want to take over designating money especially for teacher pay, and may want to continue to leave that to the districts. But, she said she believes there could be some accountability for the districts on whether they actually use that money for teacher pay increases.A large portion of the governor’s speech, as in previous State of the State speeches, focused on filling over 100,000 jobs, and getting people educated to be able to fit those jobs. Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Previous articleSen. Todd Young attends inauguration with Indiana’s Guard GeneralNext articleWhitmer and Michigan GOP prepare to face off over COVID relief Network Indianalast_img read more

Sheila Jasanoff wins Albert O. Hirschman Prize

first_img Read Full Story Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, has been named winner of the 2018 Albert O. Hirschman Prize by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The prize is awarded biannually to scholars who have made “outstanding contributions to international, interdisciplinary social science research, theory, and public communication.”The nominating committee for this year’s prize described Jasanoff as an “intellectual whose interdisciplinary work has charted new territory and established the grounds for a new field inside the social sciences.”Jasanoff has authored more than 120 articles and chapters and is author or editor of more than 15 books, including “The Fifth Branch, Science at the Bar, Designs on Nature,” and “The Ethics of Invention.” Jasanoff founded and directs the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology and Society, which seeks to develop foundational, policy-relevant insights into the nature of science and technology, and the ways in which they both influence and are influenced by society, politics, and culture.Jasanoff has held distinguished visiting appointments at leading universities in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S. She has served on the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as president of the Society for Social Studies of Science. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds A.B. (RI ’64), J.D. (’76), and Ph.D. (’73) degrees from Harvard, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Twente and Liège.last_img read more