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Frugi opens Happy Childhood Fund offering up to £5,000 per project

first_img Melanie May | 23 June 2020 | News Frugi opens Happy Childhood Fund offering up to £5,000 per project 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 WATCH: Helene Weston on Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund Ethical and organic baby and children’s clothing company Frugi has launched the Happy Childhood Fund: an initiative aimed at helping improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK.The fund will be ongoing, and offers up to £5,000 per project.Frugi is encouraging UK registered charities working with children and communities in any of three following areas to apply: hunger, shelter, and nature.The areas represent the core elements of Frugi’s main mission statement, and it is looking for grass roots charities of any size to apply, with it seeking to fund projects in their entirety rather than running costs. Applications will open four times throughout the year and will last for three weeks each time.CEO Hugo Adams commented:“I am extremely excited to announce the launch of our Happy Childhood Fund at this precarious time. It goes without saying that many children and families have been put under a lot of strain these past few months.  By aligning our goals and combining funds with many other worthwhile charities all over the country, Frugi can make a bigger impact in helping many vulnerable children lead better, happier lives.”Charities can apply through a Survey Monkey form at www.welovefrugi.com/bigchange and the first deadline is 8 July.Founded in Cornwall in 2004, Frugi already donates 1% of its turnover to charity every year through its Little Clothes BIG Change project. To date, it has given more than £600,000 to good causes. At the end of this financial year in June, Frugi will also be donating an additional £140,000 to charity for the past year.  This amount will be divided and shared amongst its charity partners, including The Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Chance for Childhood and Little Life Savers.center_img  470 total views,  2 views today Advertisement  471 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Fundinglast_img read more

Saint Mary’s panel discusses roles for mothers

first_imgSaint Mary’s Office for Civic Engagement (OSCE) hosted the first of a three-part discussion series about women, mothers and their roles in society Tuesday evening. Tuesday’s event focused on the idea of being a woman, mother and image bearer, with guest panelists Ramal Winfield, Noelle Gunn Elliott and Christan Sheltan, as well as a question and answer section led by Rebekah DeLine, the director of the OCSE.DeLine started the event by asking the panelists how they serve in the South Bend community as individuals and as families.“It’s really important to us because my oldest is seven and we’re trying to find ways to include him in understanding how important service is to us. There are times in our life that with wrestling, soccer, piano that we are not able to do that,” Sheltan said. “Right now his little heart is pulled towards helping homeless people, so we’ve been making blessing bags and keep those with us. That’s a way for us to serve when we don’t really have the time to serve.”Elliott said her family tries to do outreach in the community during holidays.“As a family, for Thanksgiving we try and go to the homeless shelter and we try to focus more on the giving and the giving thanks,” Elliott said.Winfield said she likes to go to events in the community that actively supports the younger generation.“I go to just a lot of different events around town that I feel are important, especially ones that are advocating for children,” Winfield said.The panel then discussed how each manages to create a positive work-life balance.“I try not to beat myself up or have the wrong expectations about what I’m capable of doing,” Winfield said. “I know that some people in my family say that I work too much, but you just have to do what you have to do.”Sheltan said she felt similar to Winfield’s thoughts on balance. “Balance is impossible to achieve perfectly. I personally know that I don’t feel like it is my shape to stay at home so then it was kind of like just trying to find balance,” she said. “I think what I work right now is a job more than a career, but it gives me the balance to be with my children a little bit more.”There’s an insecurity, Elliott asserted, that exists among women juggling such roles.“So many women always think ‘Oh she’s judging me because I’m not going to work,’ but they really do want to be working,” Elliott said. “There’s always this insecurity. And we’re not judging each other; hopefully we’re just trying to be the best moms we can be.”Elliott shared how she started her program, the Mommalogues, which gives women the platform to share their personal stories about being mothers.“If I have a force, it’s not so much being a mother,” Elliott said. “It’s about being in solidarity with other women whether they’re a mother or not, and being a positive force in the world.”The panelists discussed their hopes for women to become more united through these types of discussions. Subsequent discussions in the series will take place April 2 and April 16, and will cover women and mothers as change-makers and activists.“Eventually I want to [make] this so it’s not just for students, but also for women in the community,” DeLine said.Tags: mothers, panel, saint mary’s, womenlast_img read more

Judson Mills & More Complete the Cast of The Bodyguard

first_img Television star Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger, The X-Files) will star as the titular bodyguard Frank Farmer in the North American premiere of The Bodyguard, alongside previously announced Grammy nominee Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron. Performances of the musical adaptation are set to begin on November 25, for a limited run through January 1, 2017 at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, prior to the official national tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, on January 10.In addition to Mills and Cox, the cast of The Bodyguard will feature Alex Corrado as Tony Scibelli, Rachel’s personal security guard, Charles Gray as manager Bill Devaney, Jonathan Hadley as publicist Sy Spector, Jorge Paniagua as the Stalker, Jasmin Richardson as Rachel’s sister Nicki Marron and Douglas Baldeo and Kevelin B. Jones III alternating in the role of Rachel’s son Fletcher.The musical’s ensemble includes Arielle Campbell, Brendon Chan, Willie Dee, Jarid Faubel, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Emily Jenda, Alejandra Matos, Bradford Rahmlow, Benjamin Rivera, Sean Rozanski, Matthew Schmidt, Jaquez André Sims, Lauren Tanner and Naomi C. Walley.The Bodyguard musical is based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, and features a book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock and choreography by Karen Bruce. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of classic songs, including “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time—“I Will Always Love You.”The creative team for The Bodyguard includes scenic design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Richard Brooker and video design by Duncan McLean. View Comments Judson Millslast_img read more

Jouska investigated for money laundering: PPATK

first_imgThe task force issued an instruction on July 24 that Jouska, which had gained popularity among young investors through social media, cease operations over allegations of illegal stock brokerage and investment mismanagement.Read also: OJK shuts down Jouska, two other investment firmsIt also shut down PT Mahesa Strategis Indonesia and PT Amarta Investa Indonesia, which are alleged to have provided investment management services and financial advice for Jouska’s clients without proper licenses.Jouska, Amarta Investa and Mahesa Strategis are not registered as investment-management companies or securities companies at the OJK. Topics : The task force also asked Jouska to settle the disputes with its clients transparently and invite the customers to settle their issues while processing its licenses in line with its business activity as soon as possible.The move came after former clients of Jouska, which claimed to be an independent financial advisor, took to Twitter, saying the company’s decision to invest their funds in low-quality stocks had resulted in a slump in their portfolio values by more than 70 percent.Jouska CEO Aakar Abyasa Fidzuno pledged on Monday to take responsibility and compensate its clients for their equity investment losses.Read also: Domestic investors dominate stock market amid pandemicThe commitment was conveyed by Aakar in an email statement to the clients as he asked them to give him and the firm some time to formulate a solution to the problem.“We ask the clients to give us time until at least Sept. 1 to formulate and convey our strategy to pay compensation for the losses,” Jouska said in the statement.Aakar also apologized to the clients for the losses they endured from the equity investment the firm had carried out using the clients’ money.“I would also like to apologize to the shareholders, management, board of commissioners and Jouska’s employees. I understand that this [problem] affects Jouska’s reputation,” he said in the statement.Jouska’s clients shared on social media their portfolio details revealing that the company invested the majority of their money in newly listed computer hardware-trading company, PT Sentral Mitra Informatika, trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) under the code LUCK.Advisors at Jouska are also reported to have prevented clients from selling the shares when the prices had dropped by more than 80 percent, an allegation that has neither been denied nor confirmed by the company.center_img The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) is investigating financial advisory firm PT Jouska Financial Indonesia for alleged money laundering following suspected illegal investment and fund management carried out by the now-suspended company, an official has said.“Yes, the PPATK is investigating the Jouska case,” the agency chairman, Dian Ediana Rae, said on Tuesday, as reported by Tempo.co.Dian said the PPATK would actively investigate investment cases like that of Jouska, which are handled by the Financial Services Authority’s (OJK) Investment Alert Task Force.last_img read more

EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval

first_img Related Articles Share Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has confirmed that the European Associations for TV and Radio publishers has become the latest organisation to welcome its new code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling.Becoming the first pan-European initiative for gambling advertising, the code establishes responsible standards for advertising for the online gambling sector. The egta will subsequently promote the code to its members and encourage them to support it.The code introduces enhanced consumer protection measures for responsible advertising content and dedicated measures for social media and minor protection, and applies to EGBA members and other online gambling companies who sign up. Its application will be monitored by an independent third party.It is said that “a recent analysis found the code to complement and reinforce the existing regulation of gambling advertising in European countries and, in several countries, the code’s measures are stricter than existing national rules”.Maarten Haijer, secretary-general of the EGBA, explained: “We’re very pleased to present EGBA’s Code of Conduct for responsible gambling advertising, which promotes high standards for minor protection and socially responsible advertising content.“Advertising is essential to inform the consumer of the websites which are regulated and steer them away from rogue black-market websites. But advertising is how the gambling sector is visible to the outside world and it should be responsible and protect consumers, particularly minors.“We welcome egta’s support for the code, the engagement of the media sector is extremely valuable for the success of this initiative and we look forward to liaising with egta members to promote the code further.”Last month the Portuguese association for online betting and gambling APAJO officially endorsed EGBA’s European code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling, becoming the fifth national gambling association to do so.APAJO will now promote the code to its members and other online gambling companies in Portugal and encourage sign-ups. Submit David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Figo new football advisor for UEFA

first_imgLuis Figo Real Madrid legend Figo appointed football advisor by UEFA Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 01:27 10/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) figo-cropped UEFA Real Madrid Portugal The Portugal legend looks set to work alongside UEFA president Alexander Ceferin and is “looking forward to giving something back” to the game. Real Madrid and Portugal legend Luis Figo is to join UEFA in a wide-reaching “football advisor” role, Europe’s governing body has announced.Figo was one of the finest players of his generation and enjoyed a professional career that spanned 19 years, making his Sporting CP bow in 1990 and eventually hanging his boots up while at Inter in 2009.Portugal 20/1 to win World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The former winger represented bitter La Liga rivals Madrid and Barcelona in between and won a host of trophies with both, including four La Liga titles and a single Champions League medal with Madrid in 2002.Figo has often been linked with governance roles in football since retiring as a player and even announced his intention to run as a candidate for the FIFA presidency in 2015, before eventually withdrawing due to being uncomfortable with the idea of having “absolute power” in the event of winning the election.Welcome @LuisFigo, and all the best in your new role as UEFA football advisor!For more https://t.co/C6SXGi13dN pic.twitter.com/qqXL8LN7na— UEFA (@UEFA) October 11, 2017Figo’s football advisor job gives him input around “technical aspects of the game, laws of the game and the overall attractiveness of the sport”, as well as making him a UEFA ambassador.Speaking of his appointment to UEFA, Figo said: “I have been lucky to gain a wealth of experience and I believe I can have a positive influence in passing on my knowledge.”Football is constantly evolving. I am privileged to be involved with UEFA and I would like to thank Aleksander Ceferin [UEFA president] for giving me this opportunity.”I have learned so much from football that I am now really looking forward to giving something back.”Ceferin added: “Luis Figo was a fantastic player who was exemplary in the way he conducted himself both on and off the pitch.”He is a highly respected figure within the game and I am very pleased he is joining our team. His tremendous football experience will be a very valuable asset to UEFA.”last_img read more

New Years Tech Resolutions for Small Businesses

first_img Brought to you by PCWorld Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. January 13, 2011 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 7 min read There’s no telling what the future will bring, but one thing is sure: In the world of technology, nothing stays the same for very long. The year 2010 wasn’t terribly turbulent for tech, but 2011 is shaping up to be more of a thrill than you might expect. From Android’s scorched-earth march across the industry to malware threats that we have yet to wrap our arms around, it seems as if everything is about to change. With that in mind, here are nine resolutions for the small business operator to think about for 2011.1. Ignore Android at Your PerilOnce upon a time, Android was a quaint alternative to the iPhone, a phone OS that only a hacker could love, and even then it was more like a sisterly love than a romantic attachment. Those days have quickly gone away. Now Android is a legitimate contender, and, in some markets, it’s outselling the iPhone. In fact, many a prediction has been made that Android will overtake the iPhone’s market share in 2011, which means that if you’re still developing apps only for the iPhone, it’s time to branch out. You also need to prepare for Android moving heavily onto larger platforms, as the more tablet-friendly Android 3.0 arrives in 2011.2. Start Prepping for Windows 8That’s right, you still haven’t learned all the secrets of Windows 7, but Windows 8 is fast approaching. Microsoft hasn’t announced an official release date, but most rumors and pundits figure it’ll ship in 2012. That means the Windows 8 beta will almost undoubtedly arrive sometime next year, and you’ll have to start tinkering with it so you’re not caught off guard when it ships.And if you haven’t yet done so, it’s time to start thinking seriously about getting off of Windows XP. Though minimal support has been extended until 2014, it’s getting awfully rickety as a platform, and some newer hardware is no longer supporting the OS.3. Accept Tablets as Mainstream DevicesWill the tablet PC replace the notebook computer as we know it? Not in 2011, but the damage is being done to the laptop world faster than you may think. Netbook sales have been the hardest hit, and the damage isn’t finished. Your employees are probably already clamoring for iPads and the like, and why not? It makes sense for a warehouse worker to tap updates on a screen rather than having to scribble numbers on paper and transcribe them later on a PC — or, even worse, trying to balance a laptop on his or her forearm and input the numbers one-handed. And in consumer electronics, no one istalking any longer about last year’s buzz category, 3D television. Instead, they’re all trying to figure out how to get into the tablet world.4. Make Mobile Security a Big DealThe app rush is far from over, and the growth of both smartphone and tablet PC platforms is about to create a bonanza for malware creators looking to cash in via the back door. Mobile exploits already exist, but so far they’ve largely been theoretical, limited in scope, or crudely crafted. That’s about to change — as the Chinese learned last month — and whether you are deploying phones and tablets to your employees or developing an app of your own, it’s time to get serious about securing those platforms. Yes, even if you’re an all-Apple shop.5. Leave No Stone Unturned When It Comes to SecurityWe’re putting security on this list twice, because that’s how big a deal it’s becoming. Facebook? Twitter? Great for reaching customers. Terrible for security.Attacks targeting workstations continue to grow in sophistication, to the point where “sandboxing” — relegating questionable applications to a walled-off portion of the OS — will become commonplace. And if the crooks can’t find their way into your company, they’ll simply go after the customers directly: Credit and debit card fraud is becoming rampant, some say because outsourced, offshore businesses with lax (or no) security measures now process the bulk of card payments. You can’t wait for an attack to hit you anymore. Now you have to be proactive about fighting it.On the other hand, security firm Solutionary’s Chief Security Strategist Jon Heimerl notes that some things won’t change: “We will see errors in operating systems, configuration errors or lapses, errors in applications, and errors in judgment by people who fall for social engineering attacks. Most of what we will see in 2011 will be nothing new.”6. Develop a Flash/HTML5 StrategyAre you going to develop your Website in Flash or the newcomer HTML5? Sadly, you’re probably stuck with both, at least for now. Click Here offers some advice on when you might want to consider one or the other: Flash if you’re heavily into Webcams or need DRM, HTML5 if mobile and Apple devices are a concern. But even this digital ad agency thinks that clients will need to pursue development on both technologies for the foreseeable future.7. Get Ready for VideoIt’s everywhere. From Youtube to Netflix to Skype conversations, video streams are clogging up the pipes everywhere from the backbone to your internal Wi-Fi network. You’ll need to prepare to upgrade capacity appropriately, or try (in futility) to lock down your network and keep video out. Given the increasing importance of video as a sales and customer service tool, though, the latter is probably a fool’s errand.8. Put Your Social Media in OrderIt’s Facebook’s world now. We just live in it. Today, there’s nothing that isn’t affected by social networks, and shopping is increasingly driven by Facebook, Twitter buzz, and even Youtube videos.Of course, Groupon and its ilk play a huge role here, too. Old Spice’s “I’m on a horse” commercial reportedly doubled sales after it became a Youtube hit and social news meme, and the trend — called “social selling” — is on the rise.Joshua Bixby of Web acceleration firm Strangeloop predicts that next year, 15 percent of all sales will come via social media and mobile apps. Even so, the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute found in a new study that, for small businesses, their Websites were more important as sales-generation tools than any social media strategy.9. Figure Out the CloudCloud computing is being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the next decade. It’s not just about putting a spreadsheet on Google Docs or signing up for Salesforce.com anymore. The cloud now encompasses just about everything: Hiring contractors to develop apps remotely, real-time collaboration, and storing anything you have in a digital, distributed format.Security remains a serious and unavoidable concern: 58 percent of banks in one survey said they had no faith in the security safeguards of cloud-based technology. The outlook may be hazy for cloud technology, but it’s nonetheless certain to grow and become an increasing part of your business.Whether that growth will be through something like Microsoft’s new Office365 service (now in beta) or something more profound remains an open question, although one possibility is the evolution of hybrid cloud models that combine the scalability and low-cost benefits of cloud computing with the uptime and security benefits of dedicated hosting.last_img read more