NCVO issues invitation to tender for procurement guide

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project and Futurebuilders-England are inviting tenders for the writing of a two-part publication consisting of Guide to Procurement for the voluntary and community sector supported by a selection of case studies. The guide will be aimed in particular at the many small and medium sized voluntary and community organisations engaged in delivering public services which are inexperienced in navigating the complex realm of rules, procedures and practices that constitute the public sector procurement process. Contact Trudy Muwanga at the Sustainable Funding Project, NCVO, by 3 June 2005 for details. Advertisement  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO issues invitation to tender for procurement guide Tagged with: Finance Howard Lake | 26 May 2005 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

News blackout in Najaf deplored

first_img News August 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News blackout in Najaf deplored Follow the news on Iraq RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation News News to go further February 15, 2021 Find out more 15 August 2004 – Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the Iraqiauthorities for ordering all journalists to leave the holy city of Najaf on15 August on the eve of a new US attack there. “The presence of journalistsin Najaf is vital since the worst atrocities are always committed in theabsence of independent witnesses,” the organisation warned. “Reporters mustbe allowed to decide for themselves whether they wish to leave for theirown safety.” center_img Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa Najaf’s police chief announced on the morning of 15 August that the interior ministry had ordered all journalists, Iraqi or foreign, to leave the city within two hours. He said people were planning to attack the media.A senior police officer went to a city hotel where journalists were staying, ordered them to leave at once or face arrest and said the city was now “closed.” Several then decided to leave. If all of them were to, the new attack would only be covered by journalists “embedded” with US military units. Iraqi journalist Mohammad Kazem, who works for the Iranian Arab-language TV station Al-Alam, was arrested when he made a live broadcast from a rooftop in Najaf, according to press reports from Teheran. Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the Iraqi authorities for ordering journalists to leave the holy Shiite city of Najaf on the eve of a major new US military offensive against anti-regime militants there and called on the government to drop the ban at once.Police ordered all journalists out of the city on 15 August, supposedly for their own safety, and warned that those who refused to leave risked arrest.”This blackout on news from the city is completely unacceptable and is unprecedented in Iraq,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard. “The presence of journalists in Najaf is vital since the worst atrocities are always committed in the absence of independent witnesses. Reporters must be allowed to decide for themselves whether they wish to leave for their own safety.” News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”last_img read more

Abdelhafez Ma’jou arrested at a checkpoint

first_img May 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abdelhafez Ma’jou arrested at a checkpoint Organisation RSF_en Newscenter_img The journalist Abdelhafez Ma’joub was arrested at the Bagel checkpoint at the entrance to the governorate of Al-Hodeidah as he was returning from Sanaa, and his mobile phone was confiscated. He was released on the evening of the next day. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Independent media brought under government control

first_img News News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul to go further June 24, 2020 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest LibyaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 23, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newscenter_img On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom December 17, 2019 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information June 3, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent media brought under government control LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders is worried by the government’s decision on 1 June to nationalise Libya’s few privately-owned news media, which until now were controlled by Al-Ghad, a company launched two years ago by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Seif Al-Islam.“This is clearly a retrograde measure,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The launch of several privately-owned media by Seif Al-Islam in 2007 had been seen as a positive development for press freedom in Libya. Unfortunately, the government has not played along and, two years later, it has decided to bring these media under its control. We urge the authorities to reverse this decision and to allow independent media to develop.”A government decree said that Al-Ghad’s news media – the Allibiya satellite TV station and radio station, the newspapers Oea and Korina and the Al-Ghad printing press – would continue to operate but would henceforth be overseen by a new “National Centre for Media Services.”Since their launch two years ago, these media had dared to criticise the government and tackle subjects that are taboo in Libya such as government opponents living abroad and Islamist groups.Under “pressure”, Allibiya had to remove its London bureau at the beginning of last month while the station’s director was arrested on 28 April and spent 48 hours in police custody after broadcasting a programme by Egyptian journalist Hamdi Kandil that was very critical of the Egyptian government.Libya was ranked 160th out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Libyalast_img read more

Limerick climbers to scale four peaks for Pauline

first_img Previous articleLimerick soldiers to be pardonedNext articleSouthhill benefit Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Print Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch WhatsApp TAGSclimbersMilfordMusic Limerick Twitter Advertisementcenter_img A GROUP of Limerick climbers will scale the highest peaks in each province of Ireland in just 48 hours to raise money for the Milford Hospice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Don Caulfield (30) from Pallaskenry was inspired to do the challenge after his aunt Pauline Keyes died of cancer in November.The group, whose collective journey will be over 800 miles in just two days, will climb a total of 3,626 metres taking in Mweelrea in Mayo, Slieve Donard in Down, Lugnaquilla in Wicklow and Carrauntoohill in Kerry.Don, a youth worker in Moyross, said the Milford Care Centre were amazing with Pauline. “She died two days after her 40th birthday after just eight weeks of aggressive cancer. Milford couldn’t have been better. They even organisied a birthday celebration for her and were so accommodating when it came to visitors,” he said.The group will climb to the summits on Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19. To donate see www.mycharity.ie/event/peaksforpauline/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harvest Fair cancellation puts pressure on care centre #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsLimerick climbers to scale four peaks for PaulineBy Guest Writer – May 9, 2013 862 Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday last_img read more

Fitch Solutions slashes Indonesia’s economic growth projection due to pandemic

first_imgFitch Solutions has downgraded Indonesia’s economic growth projection to 2.8 percent, down from its initial projection of 4.2 percent, as consumption and investment growth are expected to slow amid weakening global economic expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic.“While the government and the central bank have made aggressive moves to stimulate the economy, we believe that these efforts will not be enough to offset the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic will have on employment and public health,” researchers at the Fitch Solutions country risk and industry research wrote in a research note dated April 17.They projected Indonesia’s private consumption to slow to 1.2 percent in 2020 from 5 percent in 2019 due to mounting unemployment. As many as 2.8 million people have lost their jobs as of Monday last week, according to data from the Manpower Ministry and the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan). More than half were furloughed and placed on paid or unpaid leave.“We also expect capital formation to slow to just 1.5 percent in 2020 after posting a growth of 4.5 percent in 2019,” Fitch said, adding that this would mainly be driven by severe delays that large scale infrastructure projects were likely to face amid the crisis.The government expects the country’s economy to grow 2.3 percent this year, which would be the lowest rate in 21 years, in a baseline scenario and even contract 0.4 percent in the worst-case scenario.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest projection expected Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to reach 0.5 percent this year while the global economy was projected to contract by 3 percent.Topics :last_img read more

Batesville eatery enlists in ‘Meals on the Go’ with Ivy Tech Community College

first_imgBatesville, In. — Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with local restaurants in Lawrenceburg and Batesville to provide students with free meals on select dates throughout the fall semester.Beebs & Bubs Ameri-Cafe in Lawrenceburg and Izzy’s at Hillcrest in Batesville will provide the meals at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg campus and Batesville site. The initiative, called “Meals on the Go,” was formed after a survey indicated reliable access to nutritious food was among the top requests by students.“We want to ensure our students have access to fulfilling meals so that they can concentrate on reaching their educational and career goals,” said Shakira Grubbs, Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services and Student Success. “We are extremely grateful to Beebs & Bubs and Izzy’s for partnering with the College to provide these meals and help our students on their way to academic success.”The dates for the free Meals on the Go at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg will be Aug. 29; Sept. 13, 17, and 25; Oct. 10, 18, and 22; November 13 and 28; and Dec. 6 and 10. Meals can be picked up after 11 a.m. in the Express Enrollment Center at the Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus while supplies last on each date.At Ivy Tech Batesville, the free Meals on the Go will be available on Aug. 30, Sept. 10 and 25, Oct. 10 and 25; Nov. 5 and 27; and Dec. 12. The meals can be picked up at the main office of Ivy Tech Batesville from 5:30-6:30 p.m. while supplies last.Meals include sandwich, fruit, chips, and a cookie, and a vegan option is available.last_img read more

Jamaica’s Racers Grand Prix Postponed; Organizers Hoping For August Staging

first_imgChairman of the Racers Grand Prix committee, Glen Mills KINGSTON, Jamaica – The spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in the postponement of premier track and field meet, Racers Grand Prix, but officials have expressed hope it can be held in August.The fifth staging of the meet, which was awarded gold status during the newly formed 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour, was set to be held at the National Stadium on June 13.However, chairman of the organising committee Glen Mills informed World Athletics in an April 2 letter that the meet would be deferred because of the ferocity of the virus, local and global restrictions on travelling and gatherings, quarantine procedures, and the inconclusive timeline of the impact of the virus.“It is now clear that our only choice is to postpone the date of this year’s meeting of the Racers Grand Prix – Kingston Continental Tour Gold meeting,” said Mills, who is also president of Racers Track Club.“We are now hoping to be able to reschedule the meeting for a date in the latter half of August. Of course, this is subject to the agreement of World Athletics, in keeping with your overall schedule. It is also subject to the availability of the stadium and the hotel on this new date.”The meet was one of 10 in the new series designed to accommodate athletes from several disciplines cut from the Diamond League for 2020. These included the triple jump, discus, 3,000-metre steeplechase and 200 metre. For these core disciplines, ranking points would have been allotted at the same level as the Diamond League.“We remain grateful that the world body recognised the type of meet that we were putting on, which has been of the highest quality,” said Mills. “And though the postponement of the event is unfortunate, once we receive the all-clear, we will ensure the meet delivers on every level.”“We encourage athletes to follow the World Health Organization guidelines and those of their local leadership to reduce the risk of catching the coronavirus. And we also encourage them to focus on their well-being and to find innovative methods to stay fit during this period,” he added.Among the athletes who had confirmed their participation at the Racers Grand Prix were 200m World champion Noah Lyles of the United States and world record 400m holder and Olympic champion Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa.The World Athletics Continental Tour series was set to begin on May 10 in Tokyo, Japan and would also have included the Fanny Blankers Koen Games in Hengelo, Netherlands; the Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland; and the Skolimowska Memorial in Silesia, Poland.CMClast_img read more