Volunteering opportunities available at IFC 2019 & IoF Scottish Fundraising Conference

first_imgVolunteering opportunities available at IFC 2019 & IoF Scottish Fundraising Conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 20 May 2019 | News Tagged with: Events Volunteering About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Resource Alliance and IoF Scotland are both looking for volunteer helpers for events this summer.Resource Alliance is seeking 20 session leaders for IFC 2019, which takes place in the Netherlands on 15-18 October.  These are the first point of contact for speakers if they require any assistance before, during or after their session.In addition, session leaders will work as a group and act as an information point for delegates, speakers and the Resource Alliance staff.Resource Alliance is looking for people who work in fundraising, come from a country with an emerging philanthropic culture, and who may be from charities with a small training budget, or fundraisers starting out as consultants.If an application is successful, the session leader will be required to pay a discounted registration fee of by 31 August 2019. They will also be responsible for their own travel to/from IFC 2019, including all arrangements, payment and required travel documents.It is asking people to apply by 22 June 2019.IoF Scotland is also seeking volunteers, for this year’s IoF Scottish Fundraising Conference. It will place on the 1 and 2 October 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.Volunteers for this event will receive:Free entry to both days of the IoF Scottish Fundraising ConferenceOpportunity to attend selected sessions on a range of fundraising topics and issuesValuable experience in team working and event managementNetworking opportunitiesRepayment of your travel expensesTicket to the Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday 1 OctoberAccommodation for the duration of the event (if required)Applications open today (20 May), with a deadline for submissions of 26 July.  353 total views,  2 views today Advertisement  354 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Acciones para ‘Cerrar los campamentos’ se aceleran en Houston

first_imgDesde que las familias de inmigrantes empezaron a ser destruidas en la frontera en 2018, han habido docenas y docenas de protestas, marchas y mítines en Houston contra las políticas racistas de la frontera de Trump.Pero ahora que las condiciones brutales dentro de los campos de concentración de inmigrantes finalmente han estado ampliamente expuestas al mundo, la gente se ha indignado aún más. Los eventos para cerrar los centros de detención se llevan a cabo a un ritmo acelerado.Houston FIRE (Lucha por los migrantes y refugiados en todas partes) ha protestado recientemente en la oficina del Senador estadounidense John Cornyn, participó en un discurso en contra del cuatro de julio contra los campamentos y se manifestó en un centro de detención federal en el centro de la ciudad.La protesta del 2 de julio en la oficina de Cornyn fue parte de una campaña nacional para “Cerrar los campamentos” convocada por MoveOn.org en las oficinas centrales de congresistas que regresan de Washington, DC para el feriado del 4 de julio. Decenas de miles en todo el país acudieron a estas protestas.Algunos de los demócratas que se postulan para la presidencia han aparecido en Houston para protestar. El 29 de junio, el candidato Beto O’Rourke convocó una manifestación en el centro de detención Casa Sunzul, que alberga a menores no acompañados. Casa Sunzul está dirigida por Southwest Key, una organización sin fines de lucro notoria que recibió cientos de avisos de infracción por parte de los reguladores estatales durante las inspecciones realizadas durante los últimos tres años.Pero la indignación palpable de los manifestantes de Houston en la protesta del 2 de julio fue mucho más allá de la política demócrata. Las cuatro esquinas de una intersección de la calle estaban llenas de personas que gritaban: “¡Cierren los campamentos!” Llegaron cientos de familias, veteranos activistas, grupos religiosos, activistas por la paz y muchos que nunca habían protestado antes.¿Qué hay para celebrar?Luego, el 4 de julio, cuando algunas personas estaban listas para la barbacoa o pensando en los fuegos artificiales posteriores, el Carnalismo Brown Berets de Houston celebró el evento “Un Cuatro de Mentiras”. Como dijo la organizadora Elizabeth Lozano, “tenemos niños en campos de concentración. ¿Qué hay para celebrar?”Uno de los primeros oradores recordó a la gente: “América Central ha sido colonizada y saqueada por los Estados Unidos. Ahora la gente está huyendo de las horribles condiciones que se han creado. Matarán a estos refugiados en los campos de concentración si no luchamos por ellos”.Las instancias citadas de acciones colonizadoras de los Estados Unidos incluyeron su derrocamiento en 2009 del presidente democráticamente electo de Guatemala, poniendo en su lugar a un dictador vicioso que permitió que los estudiantes que protestaban fueran asesinados y asesinatos de activistas y organizadores indígenas. Antes de eso, en la década de 1980, el gobierno sandinista en Nicaragua fue atacado por contras respaldados por los Estados Unidos que cometieron crímenes horrendos: asesinatos, violaciones y terror. El número de invasiones militares y “intervenciones” de los Estados Unidos en América Central es demasiado largo para enumerar aquí.Ed E SomiSek, miembro del pueblo indígena Esto’k Gna que ha vivido en lo que hoy es Texas y México durante siglos, habló: “Nuestra gente ha vivido históricamente en ambos lados del río, se movió por el área y ahora nos están haciendo extranjeros. Están construyendo un muro en las tumbas de nuestros antepasados”.El líder de Black Lives Matter, Ashton Woods, consiguió que la energía de la multitud fluyera mientras dirigía los cánticos y hablaba: “Estoy aquí como un descendiente de un esclavo, una persona LGBTQIA con SIDA. Personas como yo están en esos campos de concentración. Estas personas están huyendo de la violencia creada por este gobierno. ¿Qué tenemos que celebrar hoy? ¿El encarcelamiento en masa, la Decimotercera Enmienda, los campos de concentración y las mujeres trans que son asesinadas y brutalizadas?” [La Decimotercera Enmienda a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos incluía la legalización de la esclavitud en las cárceles]Sema Hernández, activista y retadora del senador Cornyn de Texas, dijo a la multitud: “Necesitamos desmantelar este sistema imperialista basado en el capitalismo y la supremacía blanca. Tenemos que acelerar nuestro trabajo para abolir ICE [Inmigración y Control de Aduanas] y cerrar estos campos de concentración”.La pancarta de Houston FIRE y los letreros de color amarillo brillante fueron muy bien recibidos. La indignación sobre los campos de concentración ha reavivado la indignación que comenzó el verano pasado cuando las familias se separaron por primera vez. ¡FIRE tiene la intención de mantener ese fuego encendido!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Professor recognized for writings

first_imgSociology professor Christian Smith recently received honors for his latest works, “What is a Person” and “Souls in Transition,” from top scholarly institutions, including “Choice” magazine and the Lilly Fellows Program. Smith expressed gratitude when presented with his awards and praised the University for its contributions to his research. “You spend years and years working on books, so it’s nice when someone thinks they’re worthwhile. I’m very happy for Notre Dame as well,” Smith said. “The University’s resources have been invaluable to my research.” In addition to teaching sociology courses, Smith serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Director of the Center for Social Research. Smith said he developed an interest in religion and the spiritual lives of youth early in his career. “I was always interested in the field of religion,” he said. “In 2000, I began studying the religious and spiritual lives of teenagers. I find the lives of young people fascinating and a great way to understand culture and society.” “Souls in Transition,” the winner of the 2011 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award, explores spirituality and religion during emerging adulthood, a time Smith defines as between 18 to 23 years of age. “There’s a lot of freedom, opportunity and dangers during this limbo phase between the teenage years and young adulthood,” Smith said. “In the book, I look what happens to the lessons from childhood. Also, growing up in a pluralistic society, I wondered how teenagers would approach spirituality once leaving home and separating from their parents.” While researching for his book, Smith discovered his findings supported previously established claims, while also validating obvious yet surprising explanations concerning the religious lives of young adults. “We have known that going to church declines in this period. There’s not a decline in beliefs necessarily, but more so in public practice,” he said. “It should be obvious then, but the most important factor in shaping the lives of young people is their parents. It’s surprising because we tend to believe parents become less and less important, and this is not the case at all.” Smith has brought his research to the Notre Dame community, hoping that residence staff and campus ministry can help students develop and sustain their spiritual lives during their undergraduate careers. “I have presented my findings to all the rectors, and my main message is if you really want to reach young people with faith, then you have to engage them where they are in their lives,” Smith said. “Notre Dame can’t control what parents have taught, but they can continue to engage students in conversation.” Smith’s other work, “What is a Person,” explores the question of personhood within a comprehensive framework informed by sociological and philosophical principles. “I think social science gets human beings wrong in a lot of ways,” Smith said. “What it means to be a person is something very particular and complicated. If humans are persons, then social science needs to take personhood seriously rather than taking a reductionist view.” Smith said he advocates a pluralist approach, a philosophical system recognizing the possibility of more than one ultimate principle. “We need to develop a better theory of personhood that defends a humanistic view as human beings are special and worthy of dignity,” Smith said. “I think culture is moving away from this view, and it’s a big problem.”last_img read more

The Latest: Smith back with Orioles after positive test

first_imgSmith hit .241 with 13 homers and 53 RBIs in 101 games for Baltimore last year. He is expected to be a starter for the rebuilding Orioles, who are coming off two straight 100-loss seasons.___Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp.Jones said Friday he tested positive when he returned to Edmonton from his home in Dallas. He says he was asymptomatic.The NHL is not releasing the names of players who test positive for the virus, and the league also is no longer revealing which teams players who test positive play for. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24.“I feel great now,” Smith said on a Zoom call Saturday.Outfielder Anthony Santander also missed the start of camp because of a positive test. He reported on Tuesday.Smith tested positive when camp opened early this month — a result that caught him by surprise.“It was kind of alarming because I really didn’t have symptoms. I didn’t lose taste or smell,” he said. “I felt normal and everybody around me, my family, was fine.” Associated Press July 18, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus.center_img The Latest: Smith back with Orioles after positive test The 23-year-old Jones became the second NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews also revealed his positive test.Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed.He said he revealed his positive test “to set the record straight.”“It’s obviously a very weird disease, a weird time in the world right now,” Jones said. “Some people get really affected by it and it can be deadly and other people would never know they had it and I was maybe lucky enough to be in that group. If I had never gotten tested, I would have never realized I had it.”___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Freddie still Manny’s guy

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames If ever he decides to part ways with Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao is going to make sure the seven-time trainer of the year will be duly informed.Pacquiao made the clarification in the wake of reports that he has relieved Roach of coaching duties for his world title fight against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 (July 14 in the United States) in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Destitute athletes find gold in Vigan games Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse,” Pacquiao tweeted Monday morning.The eight-division world champion, who will go after Matthysse’s World Boxing Association welterweight crown in the Malaysian capital, said he will make a final decision within the week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media,” said Pacquiao, who’s reportedly eyeing bosom friend Buboy Fernandez to take over Roach’s corner spot.On Saturday, Roach, who’s been Pacquiao’s trainer for over 15 years, said he got hurt that Pacquiao didn’t personally inform him about his sacking. —ROY LUARCA View commentscenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Business Focus for NAHB’s Green Building Conference

first_imgThe 11th edition of the conference will feature sessions on the financial, legal, and technical aspects of green homebuildingThe National Green Building Conference, scheduled for May 8-11 in Dallas, will kick off with a tour highlighting the energy efficient features of six Dallas-area homes, then get down to the business and technical sides of green residential construction, the National Association of Home Builders said in a recent conference reminder.The 30-plus education sessions on the docket for May 9 and 10 include: “From the Basement to the Attic: A Deep-Energy Retrofit” (presented by Peter Yost, BuildingGreen LLC’s own director of residential services), “The Biggest Energy Mistakes Builders & Architects Make Part I,” “Looking Under the Hood: How Top Green Builders Do It,” “National Green Building Certification” (including certification for multifamily, site development, and remodeling projects), “The Down & Clean of Affordable Green,” “Green Building Legal and Liability Issues,” and a marketing session titled “Demonstrating the Home: The Competitive Edge.”Highlights on the Tour of Green Homes, on May 8, include a near-zero-energy home equipped with a ground-source heat pump that collects heat from six 300-ft. wells, a cutting-edge green design designated an Energy Value Housing Award winner, and a home in the close-in suburbs remodeled to fit the needs of a family looking for sustainable design and easy maintenance.Financier and wind-power advocate T. Boone Pickens is scheduled to speak at the conference awards dinner on May 8, and Joel Makower, the author of Strategies for the Green Economy, is the keynote speaker on May 9.last_img read more

MS Dhoni’s advice has helped me a lot, says Pant after maiden Test call-up

first_imgRishabh Pant is ecstatic after getting his maiden Test call-up for the series against England and says that his dream has come true.Pant, who has played four T20Is for India and scored 73 runs so far, is thrilled to be a part of the the Indian Test dressing room and says that everyone has been extremely supportive and it has been a huge positive.”Every time I come to the Indian dressing room, there is one thing that has always stood out for me — it is the positivity in the dressing room. Everyone is supporting and backing each other, which is the most important factor about this Indian dressing room.When asked about Mahendra Singh Dhoni, there was a sense of idolism and appreciation from the wicket-keeper batsman. There have been calls for him to replace Dhoni and many believe that the time has come especially after Dhoni’s patchy run in T20Is but Pant is in no hurry to fill his shoes. Instead, he is glad that he can discuss everything with Dhoni and receive help from the experienced wicket-keeper.”Similarly, with Mahi bhai, I used to ask him everything from my IPL contract to my wicket-keeping. He’s advised me on everything.”He’s always told me that when it comes to wicket-keeping, your hands and head is important, the body balance can come into play later, but the key is the hands and head coordination. I worked on what he told me and it has helped me a lot.”advertisementDREAM COME TRUEPant was chosen ahead of Parthiv Patel as the second wicket-keeper as Wriddhiman Saha failed to recover from his thumb injury and in fact suffered from a shoulder injury. Pant is all set to deputise Dinesh Karthik, who was a part of the playing XI in the last Test India played against Afghanistan in June.Pant’s good form with India A and prior to that, a fantastic domestic season and Indian Premier League, has earned him a Test call-up and he and his family are absolutely thrilled with the prospect.”It was a great feeling to hear that I had been included in the Indian Test squad. I always wanted to be a part of the Indian Test squad and it was more like a dream come true for me. It was an amazing feeling, not only for me but also for my family and my coach Tarek Sinha sir, who helped me understand the game very early in my life. He has always wanted me to play Test cricket for India and when I got the call, he was very happy and proud and I enjoyed that moment,” Pant told bcci.tv.READ: The positivity in the Indian dressing room is infectious @RishabPant777 tells @RajalAroraThe youngster speaks about the confidence hes garnered from the India A stint, maiden Test call-up and his keenness to learn more.https://t.co/V46vyu3QMR #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/tMzYP5H8l0BCCI (@BCCI) July 23, 2018Pant has shone bright for India ‘A’ during their tour of England. He has scored four fifties including twin half-centuries in the last unofficial Test against England Lions. Prior to that, he had scored over 900 runs in the 2017-18 season of the Ranji Trophy and 684 runs from 14 matches for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL as well.MINDSET IS THE KEYMainly regarded as a hard-hitting batsman and more suited to limited-overs cricket as of now, Pant has made a statement with his good form in red-ball cricket over the past few months.Speaking about the adjustment he made in England after his success in white-ball cricket, he said that there is not much difference between the two formats and hinted that it is mainly the shot selection and mindset that changes.”I reckon there isn’t too much difference, but it has got more to do with shot selection. In red ball cricket, with the field placements, you can look around; take your time, because you have five days to play. Whereas in limited overs cricket you have limited number of balls to play and score.”I have so far enjoyed my preparation with red ball cricket. The Duke ball swings a lot when you’re here in England and initially when I started playing here with India A, I realized that the swing will come a lot into play in these conditions,” Pant explained. Rahul Dravid said he is happy with Rishabh Pant’s selection in the Test team (BCCI Photo)India ‘A’ coach Rahul Dravid was all praise for Pant and said that he has the temperament and skills to bat differently and adapt to situations. Dravid, who has coached Pant at Delhi Daredevils and India ‘A’, added that Pant will always remain an attacking batsman and he has to learn to play according to the situation.advertisementPant echoed the words of his mentor and thanked Dravid for his immense help.”The only thing he always tells me is that you need to be patient about everything, be it on the field or off it. Also, how I need to work harder on my game when it comes to red ball cricket since I’m a positive batsman, but at times you need to play to the situation. See the pace of the game and change your game accordingly. These have been my learning from him wherein he has helped me a lot,” he noted.Pant, along with the Indian ODI team members have had enough time to get acclimatised to the English conditions. While the likes of Virat Kohli and Co. have only played white-ball cricket, Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay has had the chance to play four-day games. Rishabh Pant hit four fifties during India A’s tour of England (Getty images)Speaking about his experience so far and his mindset going into bat in the windy conditions, Pant said that he is trying to adapt to the situation and play to the team’s need.”Whenever I walk into bat, I go with the mindset of what the team needs from me. In the game against West Indies A, there was a situation wherein I had to be more patient because there were enough overs and therefore I took my time and got India home.”Also, in the game against England Lions, India A were not in a good position. We had lost four to five wickets and Ajju bhaiya (Ajinkya Rahane) and I were batting and I had to play according to the situation. So, I thought I’m going to take my own time and get set because in red ball cricket that’s what you do – you need to take your own time and play as per the situation.”last_img read more

a month agoNeville: Man Utd don’t need Rice

first_imgNeville: Man Utd don’t need Riceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says they don’t need West Ham United defensive midfielder Declan Rice.Neville believes Rice can develop into a ‘fantastic’ player but not sure if he’s the player that United need.”Would I say yes now at 80million, 90 million? I’m not feeling that personally at this moment in time,” he told Sky Sports.”But am I seeing a really good player who could potentially develop into something fantastic for the next ten years? Yes. I really do think that.“But do United need another player? They’ve already got Matic, they’ve already got McTominay who are doing a similar role to what I see Rice doing.“ TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img