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The Irish Charity Tax Reform Group (ICTR) has launched ‘The Good Form’ campaign, a project to improve the tax-effectiveness of donations. A direct mail pack, which charities can use for their taxback mailings to €250+ donors, is now available to charities who join the campaign.The Good Form will run initially through direct marketing from March 2013 when most charities send their main tax mailings. A creative agency has devised the direct mail pack which charities can use for tax mailings by personalising it with their logo, photos, and signature.ICTR say charities are missing out on about €15 million per year in unclaimed taxback. The recently announced simplifications of the scheme only affect donations from 2013 onwards and charities still have to collect CHY 2 forms for each past donation year up to and including 2012. Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 February 2013 | News 27 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 Irish tax back campaign launched Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy legacies ICTR hope that charities coming together using the common brand of The Good Form will raise awareness of the benefits of taxback and the simple need to complete and return the forms.Charities wishing to join the campaign have to sign up with ICTR and pay a sliding scale of contributions that allow access to creative materials.For further information about the campaign charities should contact the campaign manager, Bruce Clark on 085 717 0617. www.ictr.ie/content/good-form 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.
Monica Moorehead at Reclaim Pride demonstration in New York, June 2019.This article is based on a talk given at a July 25 Workers World Party meeting in New York City that addressed the theme “Fighting against Racism and for National Sovereignty.”This talk will not give a blow-by-blow account of all the attacks that racist Trump has made against the four progressive congresswomen of color — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — known as “The Squad.” But these four congresspeople symbolically represent the global working class, despite their political affiliation and loyalty to the Democratic Party. The fact that their respective nationalities — Somali, Puerto Rican, Black and Palestinian — represent millions of oppressed peoples globally is an inspiration to the movement for revolutionary change. In the end, these racist attacks are not isolated from attacks on the global working class, which include workers and oppressed of all nationalities and gender expressions who are super-exploited and super-oppressed by the same bosses and bankers. Whatever form the struggle against racism may take — in a bourgeois arena like electoral politics or outside that arena — as revolutionary socialists we must be prepared to take on the fight against racism whenever and however it rears its ugly head. This is because of the historical, theoretical and practical significance of the national question and its relationship to the class struggle. Origins of national oppression in the U.S. The expansion of U.S. imperialism was rooted in the theft of Indigenous lands, begun in the drive to colonization launched by Christopher Columbus’ claim of “discovery” in 1492. The crimes of the U.S. were marked by such actions as U.S. President Andrew Jackson’s infamous “Indian Removal Act” of 1830 and encompassed the U.S. theft of more than half of Mexico’s territory in the bloody war of 1848. And then there was slavery — where an estimated 4 million people of African descent were owned outright after being kidnapped to provide the unpaid labor needed to farm and develop the stolen land. That development led to a sharp economic clash between two opposing systems — slavery which served the interests of the Southern slaveowners and capitalism which served the interests of the Northern capitalists. The clash culminated in the U.S. Civil War — the opening of the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation in the U.S. After the Emancipation and the end of that war, any hope of bringing about political equality for Black people on equal footing with white people was shattered into a million pieces with the overthrow of the 10-year period known as Radical or Black Reconstruction. The first of many broken promises — for what would have been reparations — was the failure to provide freed Black people with the self-sustaining 40 acres and a mule, along with education and political representation. The quest for political equality was replaced by racist “Jim Crow” or legal segregation — codified by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1898. This was reinforced by penal codes, lynchings, police brutality and mass incarceration that classified Black people, no matter their social status or where they lived, as criminals and second-class citizens.Based on these historical facts and Marxist ideology, Black people constitute not just a nation, but an oppressed nation — oppressed by an oppressor nation dominated by white supremacy, emanating from ruling-class ideas rooted in the capitalist economic system. The struggle against racism based upon a foundation of national oppression is not separate and apart from the class struggle — in fact, this principle is central to the prosecution of the class struggle. National oppression as a theoretical, practical conceptNational oppression is a Marxist-Leninist concept that Lenin expounded in “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.” He explained that nations of peoples — be they of African descent, Latinx, Indigenous, Arab, etc. — are super-exploited, along with the resources of their homelands, by the richest capitalist countries. This expands the wealth and territory of the small class of billionaires who own the banks and corporations. This is how the world is divided into oppressed nations and oppressor nations.As a young Black woman raised in the apartheid South, I was radicalized by the struggle to smash white supremacy during the era of the Black Panther Party and the Attica prison rebellion (1966-71). However, it was the unwavering theoretical position of Workers World Party chairperson Sam Marcy regarding the defense of oppressed nations as central to class unity that won me to revolutionary Marxism.Marcy wrote the article titled “The right of self-determination and the class struggle” in November 1983. I want to quote from this extensively because he said it best: “Of all the great domestic political problems facing the working class and the oppressed people, none surpasses in importance the relationship of national oppression to the class struggle. Indeed, one may say that it is at the heart of the basic social problem in the United States. It touches every form of social existence, and no sector of society is free from it.“For Marxists in particular it is the acid test of the correctness of their general political program. It is also a test of the revolutionary integrity of the party, in particular as this is manifested in day to day practical application. Probably nowhere else is theory so severely tested by practice as in the field of the national question.”Marcy went on to say: “To many in the progressive and working-class movement the relationship between national oppression and class conflict appears as a choice between two supposedly contradictory phenomena.“To socialists of the pre-World War I generation and to many avowed Marxists of that period (and even of decades later), choosing or giving priority to the national question, or as some put it, ‘giving priority to the struggle against racism,’ meant the abandonment of the class struggle and a surrender to bourgeois nationalism.“Needless to say, such a view of Marxism, in addition to being an error in principle and a violation of basic Marxist theory on the national question, was mostly propounded by whites, even those who saw themselves as adherents of socialism and even of Marxism. Upon the solution of the national question may very well depend the destiny of the working class in the struggle against capitalism as well as the future of socialism.”National oppression and the class struggleMarcy’s emphasis on socialists putting their theoretical understanding of the national question into practical application is critical, because to fail to do so does more harm to prosecuting the class struggle. Marcy timed the writing of the 1983 article to meet the acid test of the first presidential campaign of the Civil Rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson. His campaign was challenging the racism of the Democratic Party leadership, the Democratic National Committee, notwithstanding that the mass base of that party has many Black and Brown people, then and now. For Workers World Party, we viewed the significance of the Jackson campaign beyond its form within the Democratic Party organization. In its essence, the Jackson campaign was a catalyst for Black and other oppressed nationalities to complete the unfinished bourgeois democratic revolution by extending and winning full social rights for Black people and other disenfranchised sectors of our class. Marcy stated in the same article: “The national question has for centuries been covered up by a plethora of lies and deceit. The intent is to convey the impression that it does not exist; or if it does exist, it is being solved; or at least its significance is diminishing due to the glory and virtues of the democratic processes of monopoly capitalism.” Twenty years before the Jackson campaign, the Black Liberation movement was divided into two distinct wings — the Civil Rights Movement represented a liberal bourgeois sector led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while the revolutionary Black nationalist militant wing was represented by Malcolm X. While Workers World Party felt the closest political affinity with Malcolm X and the current he represented, even before he left the Nation of Islam, we never pitted these two wings of the Black movement against each other in our propaganda or in concrete solidarity.That is due to our party’s belief in building class unity against a common oppressor. Our party was very sensitive to the besieged Black masses in the South who were at that time on the front lines against fascistic Jim Crow. The lesson then and now is that whenever the masses or a sector of our class is engaged in struggle against racism — as they were in the 1960s or in the 1980s — the form of that struggle against racism becomes secondary and must be given support even if that support is critical, while at the same time showing concrete solidarity. Painting of Black Congressional representatives during Reconstruction.The Squad and the struggle against national oppressionCompare the politics of the Squad to the Jackson campaign. While we all know that the Democratic Party is as much a party of big business, war and racism as the Republican Party, The Squad’s politics in general are to the left of the party they belong to. These congresspeople defend the rights of migrants, including calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and closing down the detention centers, uplifting the rights of the Palestinian people to return to their homeland, supporting Medicare for all, deploring Trump’s attempts to cut over 3 million more people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and more. And while Bernie Sanders claims to be a “socialist,” he hasn’t specifically mentioned the attacks on The Squad or defended them, although he has come out in general against Trump’s racist and xenophobic language. This is the same Bernie Sanders who only mentioned Black Lives Matter during his 2016 bid for the presidency when Black protesters heckled him at one of his campaign rallies. The burning question now is what is next in this ongoing struggle against racism — especially with the presidential elections about 16 months away?The City Council of Charlotte, N.C. — where the Republican National Convention is to take place in August 2020 — voted 9-2 on July 23 to condemn Trump’s racist remarks. This action was similar to the July 16 vote by the House of Representatives that condemned Trump as a racist. But these are symbolic, nonbinding votes.Is the Charlotte City Council going to cancel the convention? Hell, no! It will bring in millions of dollars. And while Democrats like Nancy Pelosi may have called out Trump on his racism, they will not go so far as to mobilize the masses in solidarity with The Squad or demand the closing of those horrific detention centers. The Democrats could easily take that action because they have the resources and allegiance of a large sector of the masses, including the trade unions. But the Democratic Party leadership fears a mass mobilization in the streets that would become more independent, move more and more to the left, and be driven to militancy. We must continue to defend The Squad — or any other prominent figures, politicians or not, attacked by racists. We must also continue to distinguish that defense from any endorsement of the two major bourgeois parties, which will do and say anything to occupy the White House, Congress and other capitalist institutions that administer class rule. We must continue to organize and unite to shut down the camps, to shut down mass incarceration, to shut down police brutality, to shut down all forms of white supremacy. This can all lead to a complete shutdown of capitalism — toward realizing a socialist future. Build international solidarity! Build a Workers World! 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to go further February 11, 2021 Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened Organisation In early February, a member of the BBC Panorama documentary team investigating alleged criminal underworlds across sport, drug-running and arms-dealing throughout Europe faced a credible threat to his life. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) warned the team of the imminent danger and immediately relocated the journalist to safety with their family. The death threats came as BBC Panorama aired their investigation into the activities of alleged crime boss Daniel Kinahan in the elite world of boxing. Kinahan, who is currently based in Dubai, has been named in the High Court in Dublin as the head of one of Europe’s most far-reaching drug cartels which is operational on the island of Ireland. “We condemn this threat against a BBC Panorama team, which is only the latest example of a worrying climate for the safety of journalists in Northern Ireland. No journalist anywhere should face such threats simply for doing their job. We call again for the UK government to take concrete steps to address this alarming trend in Northern Ireland and ensure that journalists throughout the country are able to do their jobs in safety”, said RSF’s Director of International Campaigns, Rebecca Vincent.This latest threat follows a previous incident in late November 2020, when investigative reporter Patricia Devlin was forced into hiding after credible threats to her life by the Ulster Defence Association were discovered by the PSNI. Earlier in the year, blanket threats were also made by criminal paramilitary groups against all Sunday Life and Sunday World staff, drawing widespread criticism from across the political spectrum. RSF views these attempts to impede and curtail investigations into organised crime as part of a worrying trend of intimidatory tactics and impunity in Northern Ireland that corrodes working conditions and creates a chilling effect on public interest reporting. RSF has documented a broader alarming trend of active threats against journalists covering paramilitary activity and organised crime in Northern Ireland in the aftermath of journalist Lyra McKee’s killing in April 2019 – a trend which contributed to the UK’s declined ranking in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Last year, RSF issued a series of concrete recommendations for the UK authorities in its report on the press freedom climate and safety of journalists in Northern Ireland — recommendations that RSF continues to raise in its work with the nascent National Committee on the Safety of Journalists. . The UK is ranked 35th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Reports News A threat against a BBC Panorama documentary team is the latest incident evidencing a worrying climate for the safety of journalists in Northern Ireland, where journalists reporting on paramilitary groups and organised crime are among the most at-risk journalists in the UK. RSF calls again for immediate steps by the UK government to address this alarming trend and ensure the safety of journalists in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK. April 16, 2020 Find out more News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence News Dispatch: One year after the killing of Lyra McKee, press freedom remains under threat in Northern Ireland RSF_en United KingdomEurope – Central Asia CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence April 20, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on United Kingdom Northern Ireland: RSF welcomes progress in the investigation into the murder of Lyra McKee Help by sharing this information RSF Index 2020: UK ranking declines following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee February 13, 2020 Find out more
Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ WhatsApp Gardaí have surrounded a house in Burnfoot where Kieran McLaughlin, the man wanted by the PSNI for questioning about yesterday’s murder of Barry McCrory in Derry, is thought to be hiding.Members of the Garda’s Armed Response Unit are on the scene and the road, known locally as the Brae Road, has been closed since approximately 5pm.The area is near to the Derry border close to Iskaheen Parish Church near Burnfoot. Gardai close in on Derry murder suspect By News Highland – October 11, 2013 News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleFive beds to reopen at Carndonagh Community HospitalNext articleGardai confirm that an 18-hour siege has ended in Burnfoot with no arrests News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 27, 2016 Previous articleFigures reveal Donegal has highest number of speed related deaths as National Slow Down day commencesNext articleDonegal County Council to foot bill of council homes affected by mica admin Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Local property expert claims rental market in Donegal is in dire straits Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest A local property expert is claiming the rental property market is in dire straits in Donegal with 20 students forced to defer their college places in LYIT in Letterkenny for this current academic year because they couldn’t find accommodation.There were 294 residential property transactions in Letterkenny alone last year compared to 125 in 2013 which shows that demand is high and supply low.Gareth McLarnon of Glen Estates says that despite improvements in the property market generally the lack of rental accommodation particularly in urban areas of Donegal remains a huge problem:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/gareth.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter
ITHACA, N.Y. –– Crews doing sewer repairs on the 200 and 300 blocks of South Meadow Street will cause traffic interruptions Tuesday, May 18. Tagged: detour, ithaca, Meadow Street, sewer main, traffic Anna Lamb The goal of the project is to repair a section of a damaged and blocked sanitary sewer main, and will begin at 9 a.m. The project is set to be completed by 3:30 in the afternoon.The right and center travel lanes of northbound South Meadow Street will be closed from the intersection of Clinton Street to the intersection of Green Street for the duration of the work. No interruptions to water service are expected. Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from:
Video captures, toddler, mom, and her boyfriend at video game consoles shortly before he was put in the car, and the car was then stolen. More on #abc13 at 5 & 6! https://t.co/udJitKFZha pic.twitter.com/vhJTNiJRiZ— Miya Shay (@ABC13Miya) January 13, 2020The pair would periodically leave to check on the infant and around midnight discovered that the car had been stolen and alerted police. Cook originally told deputies she and Blue left the child in the vehicle as it was running to enter the store, and when they walked back out it was gone, according to a statement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies subsequently discovered that they had been playing so-called eight-liner gambling machines. Cook and Blue were subsequently charged with child endangerment.The car was driven off by two men, identified by the Sheriff’s office as 19-year-old Vincent Leon Cannady and 18-year-old Jabari Jonathan Davis. The pair left the infant in a nearby park where he was discovered shivering in his onesie by a ranger who was locking the park’s gates for the night. Houston police took the child to a local hospital as a precaution.“It’s pretty chilly out here and a lot of wild animals running around out there. Things could’ve ended very differently had the park ranger not come by here and located the baby,” Kerry Clopton with the Houston Fire Department told ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV.Police spotted the stolen car on the road around 1 a.m., and the suspects led officers on a chase, before finally stopping and being taken into custody.Davis was charged with kidnapping, auto theft and felony evading. Cannady was charged with auto theft and kidnapping. Both of them were on deferred adjudication for previous felony offenses, KTRK reported. According to KTRK, the child’s maternal grandmother said that his name is Franklynn, but police have not confirmed his identity.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. kali9/iStock(HOUSTON) — A 16-month-old Texas boy has been found safe after thieves stole an unattended vehicle he had been left sleeping in, while his parents face child abandonment charges. The child had been outside a convenience store late Sunday night while his mother, 21-year-old Kimberley Cook, and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Anthony Blue, were inside playing gambling machines. Surveillance video from the store from earlier in the evening shows the pair with the child in the store playing the machines. They then left and returned at around 11:30 p.m. to continue playing, and left the child in an unlocked, running car in the parking lot outside to sleep.
Previous Article Next Article Officefacilities management company Regus has changed the way its employees learn – allaround the world. Simon Kent reports on its initiativeImplementinga new method of training delivery throughout an organisation is not a simpleexercise. Creating the required training materials and ensuring all employeesunderstand and have access to them can take time. However,the office facilities management company Regus has introduced a new approach totraining that has had clear positive results in only six months. Through theestablishment of the Regus On-line Learning Institute (Roli) all employees nowhave access to learning materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Inparallel with the company’s aim to “change the way we work” the trainingdepartment has effectively changed the way its organisation learns. Accordingto training director Ian McCourt, the speed at which Roli has been created isno surprise to those within the company. Regus is a young and expandingorganisation, expecting its workforce to double in the next 12 months. It’s arapidly developing business and employees take the view that Regus’s businessyears move twice as fast as anywhere else.Thecompany has a strong entrepreneurial ethic, allowing employees to effectivelywork as if they were managing their own business, taking the initiative andsharing best practice wherever possible. Atthe same time it provides the learning support and career opportunitiesemployees require to develop within the company.Relevance“We’revery focused as an organisation,” says McCourt, “but we tend to lose interestunless information is delivered in bite-sized manageable chucks. All trainingmust be transferable to the real world – if we can’t see the relevance then ourretention rate immediately drops.” McCourtwanted to introduce a new approach to training that would key into the company’sculture. He wanted staff to have access to concise and effective trainingmaterials wherever and whenever they needed that training. Hisvision was to deliver high-quality video and interactive training materialsacross Regus’s growing IT network enabling employees to receive high-qualityrelevant training at their own PC.CreatingRoli has been a team effort with close collaboration between all departments ofthe company. McCourt’s training department was concerned with designing theresource to fit in with the company’s overall training structure, supportingemployees from basic induction skills through to management and professionalqualifications. However,McCourt was emphatic that the training department should not be responsible fortraining content. “We took the approach that if you were a salesman then whowould you really like to learn from? Not some professional trainer, but from areal expert – the person who is at the top of the organisation in that field.”Eachsection of the company – from finance through to purchase and logistics – hastherefore been active in the design of the materials available for theiremployees. Departmentalheads have been appointed as “deans” of their specific “faculty” – usinglanguage that reinforces the gravity and seriousness with which the companyviews its training activities. RachelKing helped to create the content for the sales and marketing department.Indeed, when employees log on to the sales faculty, it is her role to welcomethem through a streamed video clip, and her voice that guides them through someof the exercises. “Weneeded to introduce a new data management system to our teams globally – that’ssome 2,500 employees,” she explains. “Atfirst we were going to do it through training the trainer, allowing skills tobe cascaded through the organisation in each region. Using e-learning has meantwe can take a coordinated approach, providing everyone with the same standardof training and support.”PositivefeedbackThisinitiative has received positive feedback from sales teams throughout theorganisation. While there may have been some resistance or at least negativefeelings about the idea of classroom-based training, each sales team has beenable control how and when they have been trained. Byfollowing multimedia presentations with interactive multiple choice and opentext question and answer exercises, the department has ensured a 100 per centsuccess rate among employees since they cannot proceed past the exercise untilthey have correctly answered the test and demonstrated working knowledge.Trainees still have access to human support if they need it through emailedqueries or simply by phoning one of the three specialists in charge of thetraining initiative. Atthe same time, information generated by the system can be collected and used toprovide feedback on the effectiveness of the training – showing whether thereis a need for additional information or courses on a subject or regional basis.Thispattern of interactivity and course design is replicated within each Facultyand department of the company, and within each course module.Thethird party involved in the creation of Roli is of course, Regus’s IT section.Having viewed other online learning resources, Darren Sharp, head of IT,believed they could create and deliver higher quality training products –courses that would use video and interactive exercises set on aneasy-to-navigate site.ContextAtthe end of the day, however, it is the training context – the structure aroundRoli – that is key to realising the full value of the resource. Employeesreceive appraisals, feedback and sign off from their line managers whichensures every learning activity is integrated into their work, and new skillsare used actively in working life.However,perhaps the most radical and surprising aspect in the establishment of Roli isthat at no time has McCourt or any other manager directed employees as to howmuch time they should spend on the system receiving training. Organisationsthat have introduced e-learning have often struggled with the problem of how tomake sure employees devote sufficient quality time to training activities, whenthey can concentrate without being interrupted or distracted. McCourthas, in effect, solved the problem by not addressing it, preferring to rely oncreating the right level of demand. “Inthe end, I decided that if we created something which people wanted to use,they would manage their own time in order to use it,” he says. “Ithought long and hard about whether to stipulate training time, but at the endof the day, time management is an important part of everyone’s job.” Access all hoursOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Beau Lund Written by May 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Sports gambling will be legal in Indiana later this year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPgiam/iStock(NEW YORK) — Sports gambling will soon be legal in Indiana. Beginning in July, anyone 21 years old and over will be allowed to legally gamble on sports in the Hoosier State.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the new gaming bill into law on Wednesday, the last day to act on the measure. Had he not signed the bill, it would’ve become legal anyway.In a statement, Holcomb said “this legislation will spur positive economic growth for our state and for an industry that employs over 11,000 Hoosiers.”“Additionally, it will bring in new revenue and create hundreds of new jobs – both permanent and in construction,” he added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.