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Action Research hit by impact of foot-and-mouth

first_imgAction Research hit by impact of foot-and-mouth Howard Lake | 9 April 2001 | News Medical research charity Action Research could lose “as much as a quarter of a million pounds in essential fundraising due to the escalating foot and mouth crisis.” Medical research charity Action Research could lose “as much as a quarter of a million pounds in essential fundraising due to the escalating foot and mouth crisis.” Find out more from Action Research. Advertisement  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

European Union Urges Sanctions Against Nicaraguan Authorities

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre / Diálogo December 04, 2019 International organizations are exerting pressure to prevent more abuses from the Nicaraguan government and restore democracy.Nongovernmental organization (NGO) Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the European Union (EU) to implement the individual sanctions presented on October 14, 2019, against President Daniel Ortega and six top members of the Nicaraguan Police, who are accused of committing multiple human rights violations.The EU established restrictive measures against people and entities responsible for human rights violations in Nicaragua, after the clampdowns on protests against the government that began in April 2018. According to a press release from the EU, political persecutions are still ongoing, and there are concerns over democratic governance.“Now that the EU has a new legal framework to sanction Nicaraguan authorities, it should act promptly,” José Miguel Vivanco, HRW director for the Americas, told the press. “Pressure is crucial to prevent more abuses and ensure that actions constituting serious crimes are punished in accordance with international law.”Some of the restrictive measures include travel bans to the EU and asset freezes for individuals and some entities. Private individuals and companies in the EU are also prohibited from making funds available to those designated on the list. The sanctions are specific and were designed to not hurt the Nicaraguan population.Protesters light candles outside Managua’s cathedral on October 3, 2019, to demand the liberation of political prisoners and justice for those who died in protests against Daniel Ortega. (Photo: Inti Ocon / AFP)“Although Ortega seems not to have problems with this sort of mechanism, it’s a harsh blow against him, his family, and his support base, because they conduct their financial transactions in Europe. Ortega will be incapable of further enriching his support base, especially the businessmen who support him,” Eliseo Núñez, an attorney specializing in public policies and statutory law, told Diálogo from Managua. “We trust that the new European Council will soon apply the penalties agreed on by the 28 EU members.”The measure would also have economic repercussions for the country, as European businessmen would have little interest in establishing commercial relations with sanctioned officials, Carlos Tünnermann, chief negotiator for the NGO Alianza Cívica Nicaragua, told Spanish news agency EFE. He added: “The government has the opportunity to halt sanctions if it resumes negotiations to find a solution to the crisis.” The measures are a political blow, said pro-government online news portal El 19 Digital.The penalties the EU proposed would add to those the United States and Canada have imposed.In December 2018, the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported that the regime’s “brutal repression” left 300 dead and thousands exiled. Since then, the Nicaraguan government has intensified persecutions against civil society and freedom of the press, shut down media outlets, and banned several international organizations that monitored the human rights situation in the country.“To achieve Ortega’s exit, dissidents and the international community must intensify the pressure against the Nicaraguan government until democracy in the country is restored,” Núñez said.“The most important international actor to do this is the United States,” Enrique Sáenz, political analyst and former president of the Sandinista Renovation Movement, told Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa. “The regime will only cede to internal pressure and international sanctions,” he concluded.last_img read more

Parish wants red cards for divers

first_img Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Palace on Saturday was tarnished by accusations of diving against Ashley Young. The United winger was cautioned for simulation in the first half after deliberately tripping over Kagisho Dikgacoi’s leg in a bid to win a penalty. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish wants to see mandatory red cards introduced for players who dive. Press Association The England international won a spot-kick later in the game when he clashed with Dikgacoi, even though replays showed there was minimal contact between the two and the incident also occurred outside the box. Dikgacoi saw red for what was deemed a professional foul by referee Jon Moss, but Parish thinks it should have been Young who received his marching orders instead. “If preventing a goal-scoring opportunity is a straight red then trying to create one by cheating should be a straight red also,” Parish told BBC Radio 5 Live. “The only player in the incidents that was honest was Kagisho Dikgacoi and he’s sent off and banned for the next match. “Ashley Young’s dive and the appeal before put pressure on the ref to give a subsequent penalty that was certainly outside the area and probably wasn’t even a foul. “Ashley Young has a yellow card and three points and we have no points and one less player to pick from for the next game. “(It) Might have cost us a point that might keep us up. (We) Need to get some momentum behind a straight red for a dive.” United manager David Moyes warned Young after the match that diving would not be tolerated. “I don’t want my players diving. It’s not what I want,” Moyes said. “Dikgacoi definitely throws his leg out but Ashley put his leg into his leg.” Moyes’ predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson also spoke to Young about his conduct last season after the former Watford man was accused of diving against QPR and Aston Villa. last_img read more

USG proposes summer coronavirus committee

first_img“If we are allowed to have virtual programming events in the fall, that’s one thing that we support,” treasurer Mike Shao said. “I think that’s one thing that the student body would really enjoy, especially if we weren’t able to go back to campus, but that does decrease costs for a lot of events.” “As it stands with being paid, I will always strongly advocate for what I think is fair and just,” Romeo said. “I’m pretty happy with the changes being made by the USG administration and the decision to give them pay.” The Senate also heard an amendment to the USG bylaws regarding USG executive staff stipends. The amendment would decrease the stipends for the president, vice president, chief of staff, chief financial officer, chief programming officer, chief communications officer, chief diversity officer and speaker of the Senate in order to allot money for stipends for assistant directors of funding, communications and programming departments.  Initially proposed by Sen. Gabriel Savage, the committee would meet online at least once per month with the goal of providing any necessary services and resources to students during the summer.  “It’s not necessarily only [being created] to offer operations, but even just to be prepared and familiar with actions we can be taking during the summer in preparation for fall as well,” Romeo said. “This is all very precautionary, in my opinion … I think it just makes sense that we are best prepared.”  The budget allocation committee also presented its proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year’s budget. Because of the uncertainty regarding how enrollment numbers may be affected by the coronavirus and whether on-campus classes will resume in the fall, the committee chose to allocate to the contingency fund reserve at least 20% of the discretionary fund, which funds programming put on by recognized student organizations.  “If we don’t have [the] Senate operational at all, and we suddenly saw that there was a need for advocacy …  but we didn’t take precaution or responsibility or early measures to compensate for the ability to take any action, we would have our hands tied and we wouldn’t be able to operate at all,” Sen. Ruben Romeo said.  Senators presented the formation of an intersemester senatorial committee at the Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday. Composed solely of current senators, the committee would be in session during the Summer 2020 term and contend with student issues related to the coronavirus, including advocating on behalf of the student body to administrators and providing necessary resources.  The Senate will vote on these presentations at its meeting next Tuesday. In addition, many of the allocations to departments within the programming branch were evaluated by their ability to move events and programs to next spring semester if remote classes continue through the fall. Departments such as the Trojan Pride Committee received an increase in funding because its events could be conducted virtually if necessary next fall, while Concerts Committee had its budget cut due to its inability to move its events online.  “The 20% is just a more conservative estimate on how enrollment numbers might change,” USG President Truman Fritz said. “We don’t know what the situation is, and we just want to make sure that we are being responsible. Because this can be allocated at a later date and approved by [the] Senate again, we felt like this would be the best move forward.” last_img read more