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Will English charities need to register in Scotland?

first_imgWill English charities need to register in Scotland? Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Carol said: “Charities in England and Wales, whilst they will be following the Charities Bill in England and Wales with interest, may not have realised that a draft Charities Bill has been published in Scotland. They may think the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill will not affect them, but this Bill may have repercussions for charities in England that operate in any way in Scotland. “The major concern is that some charities may not realise that even small levels of activity in Scotland mean they will have to register with OSCR. Our advice is to keep up to date with developments in the Scottish Bill and for charities to make sure they comply.” The Scottish Executive’s consultation period on the Bill will come to a close on 25 August 2004. Business adviser and charities specialist Baker Tilly is warning charities in England and Wales that they may need to register with an additional regulatory body as the progress of the draft Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill continues. The registration would apply to all charities if they undertake any fundraising or profile raising activities in Scotland, even if this is just by way of a press release being used in a Scottish newspaper. Carol Sellwood, Head of Charities and Education at Baker Tilly, is warning charities who fall into this category that they will need to register with the newly formed Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Advertisementcenter_img 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. Howard Lake | 9 August 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Malian authorities must ensure journalists are free to cover election

first_img Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. MaliAfrica Protecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expression News After three journalists from the French TV channel TV5 Monde were briefly arrested shortly after landing in the Malian capital, Bamako, on 22 July to cover Mali’s presidential election on 29 July, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to guarantee the safety of media personnel and not obstruct election coverage. Kiosque à journaux de Bamako le 28 mai 2018 © Michele CATTANI / AFP A dozen journalists were chased away by police when they tried to cover a civil society and opposition march in Bamako on 2 June that had been banned. The Mali Maison de la Presse (House of the Press) issued a statement afterwards condemning the police use of “physical violence” and the “attempts to take cameras and other journalistic equipment.” Help by sharing this information RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en “They asked us what we had come to do in Mali and whether we had done our military service, without our being able to understand what exactly we were accused of,” Ndiaye told RSF. The police used force to take Coquet’s mobile phone from him and did not return it until the end of the interrogation. Asked about the possibility of Internet cuts like those that occurred in August 2016, during protests against the arrest of an anti-government activist, Touré said there was “no plan to cut social networks during the election.” Mali is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation center_img When reached by RSF, communication and digital economy minister Arouna Modibo Touré said: “No journalists will be blocked in the course of their work covering the election.” Asked about the arrest of the TV5 Monde journalists, he said he regretted “this unfortunate event” and that “security agents should not behave like this with journalists.” May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mali to go further Receive email alerts French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali MaliAfrica Protecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expression “Arresting journalists for no reason after they have just landed in Mali constitutes intimidation and obstruction,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The security forces have a duty to protect journalists while the authorities have a duty to ensure that journalists are free to cover next Sunday’s presidential election.” TV5 Monde editor in chief Ousmane Ndiaye, producer François Coquet and editor Christophe Harnoy began their week-long stay in Mali with a 90-minute interrogation by state security at the Bamako airport police station after being detained as they were about to leave the airport. May 17, 2021 Find out more News News July 25, 2018 Malian authorities must ensure journalists are free to cover election last_img read more

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TEENS, WOULD IT KILL YOU TO OPEN A BOOK?

first_imgby Danny TyreeCall me a nuanced curmudgeon.I’m not so bothered by the AMOUNT of time that teenagers spend with the internet and/or digital devices as by the lack of QUALITY of their pursuits.I’m reacting to the recent Drudge Report headline “A third of teens haven’t read a single book in past year.”Researchers from San Diego State University, analyzing four decades’ worth of data and publishing the results in the journal “Psychology of Popular Media Culture,” show traditional reading devastated by texting, social networking, aimless web surfing and addictive video games.For instance, in the late Seventies, 60 percent of 12th graders read a book or magazine almost daily; by 2016, even with the availability of Kindle and similar devices, only 16 percent did.Printer John Peter Zenger risked prosecution for seditious libel in order to hold the colonial governor of New York accountable. Abraham Lincoln read by firelight. Sequoyah painstakingly developed a symbol for each syllable in the Cherokee language. Today’s kids? “Wash… hands… after… using… restroom. Do those 25-year-old fossils think we have all day to read these interminable instructions? ”Sure, my generation had shortcuts such as “Classics Illustrated Comics” and Cliff’s Notes; but some of us were glad that Shakespeare’s immortal words were more complex than “Just hanging out. You?”Yes, we had to learn a lot of things the hard way; but we also benefitted from the accumulated knowledge of prime ministers and explorers and inventors. We pondered the commandments brought down from the mountaintop on two tablets. That’s a far cry from hanging on every word of some nitwit who brings out two Tide pods on YouTube.We used to be able to take lifelong lessons from even the driest literature. I direct you to the movie “Dead Poets Society.” But now we’re more likely to hear, “Seize the day? I can’t even seize my car keys. I’ve got carpal tunnel syndrome from texting.”Older Americans share a priceless common bond when we can remember where we were when we first saw newspaper photographs of the Kent State riots or John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his fallen father. Fifty years from now, today’s adolescents will probably reminisce, “Remember that girl who sent a topless photo to that boy she sort of liked, and it went viral? Should’ve won a Pulitzer! Should’ve won a Pulitzer!”Sometimes you need something substantive that makes you THINK. And I don’t mean like “Your post on Snapchat made me think… that I’d better get a catheter, so I don’t miss one minute of the big videogame tournament!”Don’t get me wrong. A number of teens (including my son the sophomore) do share my passion for reading. They learn something from essays and sermons and manuals and investigative pieces and manifestos.And herein lies the real division of “haves” and “have nots” in our country in the coming years.Youngsters who “get” reading will have life more abundantly. The willfully ignorant will miss out on all the jokes and literary allusions that zoom over their heads. They’ll be blindsided when history repeats itself and throw a hissy-fit when no one tells them about the town hall meeting to discuss zoning ordinances.Maybe they’ll really get a comeuppance in the ROMANCE department.“Want me to play the Naughty Librarian, handsome?”“What’s a librarian?”“Never mind. *Sigh* What’s the Cherokee phrase for ‘Get lost, loser’?”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Esther Weil Student Music Competition Set for May 1

first_imgThe Ocean City Music Pier serves as the venue for the Ocean City Pops.  The Friends of the Ocean City Pops will sponsor the annual Esther Weil music competition for local high school students at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk. This event is free and open to the public. The contest will feature three categories this year: vocal, instrumental and piano. Cash prizes will be given to the top three winners in each category of $1,000, $500 and $250. Judges for the competition will be Bill Scheible, conductor emeritus, Angel Garland, retired choral director, and Greg DiBona, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a degree in piano performance. Students must be living in or attending high school in Cape May County or Atlantic County. Local retired school superintendent Stephen Gring will serve as master of ceremonies. Accompanying the musicians on piano will be Scott Breiner.last_img read more