‘Whole city’ approach required to address decline in Londoners’ giving, says report Melanie May | 3 September 2018 | News Tagged with: Individual giving London Research / statistics Volunteering 100 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Londoners are giving less money and time to charity than they were five years ago, according to a report, out today (3 September).Centre for London reviewed the scale and impact of five forms of charitable giving, including giving by the general public, giving by the wealthiest Londoners, corporate philanthropy and social investment for its report, More, better, together: A strategic review of giving in London.It found a decline in giving and volunteering by the London public over the last five years, including:The proportion of Londoners regularly donating to charity has declined by 8% over the last five years, from 81% in 2013-14 to 73% in 2017-18, This is now 2 percentage points lower than in the rest of England (75%).The proportion of Londoners who volunteer at least once a month has also fallen by 3%, from 24% in 2013-14 to 21% in 2017-18However, it found that the number of Londoners with more than £24.2 million in assets rose by 41% between 2005 and 2015. The report estimates that collectively, London’s millionaires give in the region of £1 to £1.5 billion annually, with around half of these gifts going to universities.The report also found London’s local charities and charitable activities to be unevenly spread across the city, reflected by two trends:While the number of charities focused on London causes increased in some inner London boroughs, such as Hackney (+7%) and Tower Hamlets (+8%), most saw a fall in the five years to 2015. This was most pronounced in outer London boroughs, including Croydon (-7%) and Kingston (-5%)While corporate philanthropy is growing, giving time and skills tends to be overly concentrated around central London locations and on particular causes Advertisement 99 total views, 1 views today NEW REPORT OUT TODAY > London needs a “whole city” approach to encourage & coordinate charitable giving across the capital.https://t.co/lmdUUDRUcA #londongiving pic.twitter.com/5Pyo8IVig2— Centre for London (@centreforlondon) September 3, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 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. RecommendationsThe report proposes that London should adopt a “whole city” approach to giving, with leading public sector, business and civic organisations working together to develop a shared understanding of priorities and to ensure resources are used effectively where most needed.The report’s recommendations include that London’s giving leaders should develop a greater understanding of need in the capital, that all Londoners should be encouraged to give, with the establishment of an annual London Giving Day, that legacy giving should be promoted among property owners, and that there is more support for SME charities focused on London issues.Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London said:“Londoners’ generosity in recent years has been galvanised around a particular event or cause. The outpouring of public support in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire was a humbling example of this. But despite these moments of generosity, London’s charities and those they help are feeling the impact of a decline in regular volunteering and giving.“We know that people and organisations are more likely to give when they are confident that their time and money will be well-directed. That’s why we think the greatest opportunity lies in encouraging a more joined-up approach to giving across the city.“At the centre of this, the Mayor should step up his role as a champion of giving, celebrating philanthropists and volunteers, and promoting giving across the capital – especially to London-focused charities and local causes.”
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago July 26, 2019 1,104 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Tagged with: Economy GDP spending Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Economy GDP spending 2019-07-26 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Gross domestic product has slowed down, but not as much as expected, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In Q2 2019, GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.1%, compared to Q1 2019’s rate of 3.1%. According to the Bureau, the increase in Real GDP reflected positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures (PCE), federal government spending, and state and local government spending. This was partly upset by negative contributions from private inventory investment, exports, nonresidential fixed investment and residential fixed investment.Q2 2019’s growth exceeded the National Association of Homebuilder’s (NAHB) forecast of 1.6%, reflecting the 21st consecutive quarter of growth. The NAHB notes that residential fixed investment (home building and remodeling) has been a drag on economic growth for six consecutive quarters, due to the housing affordability crisis.The Federal reserve will soon be meeting to discuss whether to slash interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, and their decision may be based on the Bureau’s report. According to the New York Post, the Fed is expected to cut interest rates by one quarter of 1%, Wall Street economists expected growth of around 2% for Q2 2019. As Friday’s report exceeded expectations, the Post notes that the financial markets are going to have some “pretty nervous days” until the Fed makes its decision on July 31. The Fed has said it will only cut rates to boost a slowing economy. Bloomberg reports that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is looking to ease interest rates by around a quarter of a percentage point at the July meeting. Earlier this year, Powell stated that though the economy remained strong, “crosscurrents, such as trade tensions and concerns about global growth, have been weighing on economic activity and the outlook.”Meanwhile, President Donald Trump recently signaled to the Fed that he believes now is the best time to cut interest rates.“Very inexpensive, in fact productive, to move now,” the President tweeted. “The Fed raised & tightened far too much & too fast.” Home / Daily Dose / GDP Exceeds Expectations Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago GDP Exceeds Expectations Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: Will the Fed Reduce Rates? Next: CFPB Seeking Comments on the GSE Patch Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Subscribe
Barcelona’s hopes of retaining their La Liga title suffered a major setback with a surprise loss at lowly Granada.Algeria midfielder Yacine Brahimi hit the winner, holding off Martin Montoya before finding the net.Granada keeper Orestis Karnezis pushed out Lionel Messi’s beautifully-flighted free-kick before saving at the feet of Sergio Busquets as Barca pressed.Leaders Atletico Madrid will move four points clear of Barca if they win at relegation-threatened Getafe on Sunday.Barca drop to third, with five matches remaining, after Real Madrid eased to a 4-0 win over second-bottom Almeria at the Bernabeu.The Catalans knew they would provisionally move top of La Liga with a win that most expected them to earn at Granada. But, despite enjoying over 80% of the possession, they were unable to cancel out Brahimi’s early opener, adding further misery to an already wretched week.Fresh from their Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico, Barca found themselves trailing when the Algeria international outpaced Montoya before beating goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto with a powerful angled drive.The visitors upped the tempo with Karnezis pushing Neymar’s curling effort wide and Cesc Fabregas having a shot blocked by Granada’s on-loan Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori.After the break, Barca continued to pin back the hosts with an equaliser seemingly almost a matter of time.But Gerardo Martino’s men could not find a way past Granada’s inspired goalkeeper Karnezis. The Greece international showed superb reactions to push away Fabregas’ first-time shot, before clawing out a 20-yard free-kick from the largely anonymous Messi. Then, he bravely dived at the feet of Busquets in the six-yard box following a corner.With Barca pouring forward, Granada almost netted a second in the final moments as Youssef El Arabi raced clear on the counter before being denied by Pinto in a one-on-one situation.But it mattered little as Barcelona, who face Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey final on Wednesday, suffered a second straight defeat.
No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!
Image Courtesy: PA/GettyAdvertisement 95yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1y8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E83vyv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2lmwWould you ever consider trying this?😱utnjCan your students do this? 🌚3uwrhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused major sporting events around the world to face cancellation and postponement, and cricket is no exception. Many international series and tournaments have been either suspended or dropped as to safeguard the players, staffs and fans from a possible contamination- and the players are now in self-isolation, away from the pitch. However, English cricketer Ben Stokes has found a new activity up his sleeve, as he is about to test his driving skills against many revered Formula 1 drivers in the motorsport’s new eSports variant: the Virtual Grand Prix!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PA/GettyAs many F1 GPs have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the idea of a virtual grand prix was picked up in mid-march, as to let the supporters continue to enjoy the races virtually, as the drivers pit themselves in the official F1 2019 PC video game, developed and published by Codemasters.The Bahrain Grand Prix took place as the sports’ first eSports event on 22nd March, which was won by Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou of the Renault F1 team.Advertisement Stokes, the superstar English cricketer will join up for the Red Bull Racing team, alongside Thai-British driver Alexander Albon for the upcoming Virtual Vietnam GP this weekend.The 2019 World Cup winning all rounder will be pitted against the stalwarts of F1 racing, such as the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Christian Lundgaard and George Russell this Sunday, who will be joining the virtual event from their homes.Advertisement However, as the Hanoi Street Circuit is not available in the F1 2019 game, the Vietnam GP will be played in the Albert Park semi-street circuit of Australia.The grid order will be determined through an 18-minute qualifying session, and the main race will be 28-laps.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disturbance in the 2020 calendar year for F1. Starting from the cancellation of the season opener Australian Grand Prix, the Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix all had to be either postponed. The Monaco Grand Prix also faced cancellation.There have been over 961,000 positive cases of Coronations around the world till date, along with 49,165 deaths.Also read-Jasprit Bumrah explains why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his role modelWimbledon 2020 shuts down amid Coronavirus pandemic Advertisement
By Gretchen C. Van BenthuysenToday is Veterans Day. Always observed on Nov. 11, there are parades and wreath-laying ceremonies to celebrate the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in war and peace. But what about the other 364 days of the year?If Arthur Maloney of Fair Haven had his way, we would be thinking about U.S. vets a whole lot more, especially when it comes to their needs and lack of jobs.Maloney, a former U.S. Marine, volunteers with Monmouth County’s Division of Aging, Disabilities & Veterans Services. He works one-on-one with about five vets at a time to help them find a job. To do so, he works closely not only as the division’s only veteran employment advisor but also with the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development in Eatontown and the One-Stop Career Center in Neptune.The county employees, he is quick to add, are a “very effective and dedicated team of professionals” devoted to helping a surprising number of vets in need. With about 500 registered vets at the Neptune office, Maloney said, times 21 counties in New Jersey, times 49 other states, well, we’re looking at a whole lot of former military looking for jobs.So why are vets having more trouble landing jobs than the average unemployed civilian?“These vets entered the military at a young age, when they should have been developing skills to live independently and begin thinking about what careers they will have in life,” Maloney explained. “They put all that on hold. They sacrificed valuable career development time while they were in the military.“They went from their own family into a military family where their needs were taken care of,” he said. “When they get out, things become very complicated. They’re on their own and have to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives. In addition, they are not job ready. They know very little about the job search process.”Maloney works with vets ranging in age from 22 to 65. They are almost 100 percent enlisted personnel, meaning they are not officers who have college degrees. For many, enlisting may be a means to an end from a challenged family life, poor financial condition or the lack of direction once high school ends, he said.Maloney enlisted in the Marine Corps when he was 19 after his freshman year at Rutgers University, which didn’t live up to his expectations. He served with the 3rd Battalion,1st Marine regiment in Vietnam from January 1967 to February 1968, spending six months with a Marine squad embedded in a South Vietnam village. His mission was to gain field intelligence at a grassroots level. While there he became fascinated by the Asian culture, language, regional habits and family dynamics.“It opened me up to a whole new world and affected my career choice for the rest of my life,” he said.After a two-year stint he returned to Rutgers to earn an undergraduate degree in history (focusing on Southeast Asia) and a master’s degree at Seton Hall University in Chinese studies. The timing was fortuits, he said, as China was exploring business opportunities in the west in 1978. He spent most of his career with International Flavors & Fragrances living in Singapore and Hong Kong early in his 30-year career, most of which he spent directly or indirectly involved with the Chinese market. He also was assigned to IFF’s London and Hazlet offices.Having both military and management experience gives Maloney credibility with job seekers and hiring managers, he said.“I interview the vet to understand his or her personality, what their skill set is, what needs they have to be job ready and address those,” he explained, adding advice on what to wear, what to say in a job interview and how to prepare a professional resume, all are part of the service. Then I try to find county jobs they might fit. I am a part of the team that acts as a bridge between the vet and the job.”He tells the story about a vet who, while serving, was sent to a school to learn how to repair and maintain nuclear-powered equipment, eventually being assigned as a mechanic on the USS Nimitz, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. When he left the military, not knowing what else to do, he ended up with a security job. “He just didn’t know how to present himself, and leverage his skills he learned in the Navy,” Maloney said. “I reworked his resume listing all the technical courses he had taken and it sounded like he had gone to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He was hired within two weeks as a lab technician.”Vets and their families can find a list of services and more information at the Veterans Services Office of the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services.Maloney advises vets looking for a job to contact the One-Stop Career Center in Neptune. For businesses interested in hiring vets, he suggests contacting the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development.MONMOUTH COUNTY DIVISION ON AGING, DISABILITIES AND VETERANS SERVICES3000 Kozloski RoadFreehold, NJ 07728Phone: 732-683-8675http://www.visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=170Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Director Sue Moleon: [email protected] NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT145 Wyckoff Road, Suite 201Eatontown, New Jersey 07724Phone: 732-683-8850http://www.visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?Id=2712Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Manager Eileen M. Higgins: [email protected] CAREER CENTER IN NEPTUNE60 Taylor Ave.Neptune, NJ 07753-4844732-775-1566Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Manager: John Brown: [email protected]
DANIEL REVEALS MAJELLA’S CANCER TREATMENT IS FINISHED AS THEY PLAN QUIET CHRISTMAS IN DONEGALDANIEL REVEALS MAJELLA’S CANCER TREATMENT IS FINISHED AS THEY PLAN QUIET CHRISTMAS IN DONEGAL
Daniel O’Donnell has revealed his wife Majella has finished her cancer treatment and they are both looking forward to spending Christmas together.Daniel and MajellaDaniel is currently touring America but he says he cannot wait to get home to Donegal for the festive season.“I am pleased to tell you that Majella has finished her chemotherapy treatment and she is beginning to feel as she says “normal again”. “We will be spending Christmas at home and then we plan to go to Tenerife for a month in the New Year. We are both looking forward to some quiet time,” he said.Daniel will play Dublin’s Convention Centre before Christmas and will also appear on The Late Late Show on December 13th.However despite Majella’s amazing recovery from cancer, Daniel has revealed that the festive season will be tinged with sadness after the passing of Majella’s dad Tom.Tom died in Tenerife when he fell down some stairs in October and suffered a brain bleed. Daniel says Tom was one of his biggest fans and would have been annoyed that Daniel cancelled some of his concerts because of his father-in-law’s death.“It was a great shock for everyone as Tom had been in good health and had planned to spend the 5 weeks in Branson with me while Majella’s mother Marion stayed with Majella while finishing her treatment.“However God’s plan was different to ours and we have to accept what He sends us. Tom was a great character and had a huge interest in everything that I was doing.“Before he passed away he was looking forward to seeing would our album “A picture Of You” make it into the charts in the UK, making it 26 years in a row to have an album in the charts. He would have been very annoyed to think that his passing caused me to cancel all the promotion that was planned for the album as well as the remainder of the shows left on the UK tour.” DANIEL REVEALS MAJELLA’S CANCER TREATMENT IS FINISHED AS THEY PLAN QUIET CHRISTMAS IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerdaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnelltreatment
Golf: Margey claims captain’s prize at Glencar Inn Golf SocietyGolf: Margey claims captain’s prize at Glencar Inn Golf Society
The Glencar Inn Golf Society held its most prestigious outing of the season recently with Kenny Chamber’s Captain’s Day at Letterkenny Golf Club.The ever accurate hitting Ed Margey produced the winning score ahead of the short game specialist Jimmy Gleeson, while the up and coming new kid on the block Jackie Duffy was third.The category prizes on the day were collected by Kieran Sweeney (cat 1),Rory Gallagher (cat 2), Sean Gilroy (cat 3), Shaun Harley (cat 4) –Past Captain’s prize went to Brian Carney, while Paddy O’Gorman pickedup the ”2’s”, Non Qualifer – Henry McGahey, Back nine – MarkPonsonby, Front nine – Shane Thompson, Visitors prize – EugeneMcKeever A special word of thanks goes to the Ladies for the burgers andsandwiches on the 10th hole (Christine Chambers, Siobhan Gibbons andMichelle Thompson).Thanks to our sponsors Liam Sweeney Electrical and the Glencar Inn(Martin Gibbons) and for the 2 guys who made the food in the GlencarInn afterwards – Paddy Gafney and Eugene McLaughlin, and overall manythanks to our captain – Kenny Chambers, for a job well done.Thanks also to letterkenn Golf Club for the use of the club on such a busyday.Michael Gibbons, Ed Margey, Shaun Harley, Derek Kelly,Jackie Duffy, Kenny Chambers (captain),Michael McElhinney, ShaneGallagher and Michael O’ReillyOur next outing will be to City of Derry Golf Club on Sunday 25thSeptember tee off 10.30am sharp so get the clubs washed and clean andready to do it all again. Golf: Margey claims captain’s prize at Glencar Inn Golf Society was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
DONEGAL PRIEST AND CHOIR SINGER IN UNHOLY ROW OVER SONGDONEGAL PRIEST AND CHOIR SINGER IN UNHOLY ROW OVER SONG
An unholy row has broken out after a church singer claims she was ‘verbally attacked’ by a priest for singing a popular song in honour of dead relatives.Singer SaraSara Laughlin claims she was shouted at by Fr. Shane Gallagher after singing the popular hit song ‘Voice of an Angel.’However Father Gallagher has disputed what went on, telling Donegal Daily that he felt he had been cyber-bullied by others commenting about the incident on Facebook. Teacher Sara performed the song at St Bridget’s Church in Lettermacaward, Co Donegal as part of an anniversary Mass for her late grandmother and uncle.But after the Mass on Saturday evening, Sara was asked to come into the sacristy of the church by Fr. Gallagher, she says.A disagreement ensued which Sara claims left her in tears, she told Donegal Daily.St Bridget’s Church in LettermacawardSara, a teacher and also director of the Donegal Youth Choir, alleged that Fr Gallagher said he did not want the ‘Sarah McLochlan song’ performed in the church. However Sara explained it was written by Fr Liam Lawton and was actually in her hymn book.Sara broke down and cried but now says she was then verbally attacked by the priest who allegedly told her “play all your emotions.”When Sara explained the song was for her late grandmother and uncle the priest, she claims he simply said “big deal” and when she said she was leaving he replied “great…go.”The church singer took to Facebook and has been inundated with messages of support and also outrage and anger towards the priest who allegedly attacked Sara.She said one of the reasons she posted a message on Facebook was to let people know why she would not be singing in the church ever again. “I have never been so insulted and spoken to in such a manner in my life! I treat the Mass with great dignity and respect and it means the world to me,” she said.“I have not been able to stop crying and shaking since.“I am gutted, shaken to the core, insulted, hurt, sad, afraid, bewildered and unable to stop crying! I am writing this so people will know why our voices won’t be heard in the chapel so close to our hearts anymore and it is with a heavy heart I write it,” said Sara.She has even received a message of support from Fr Liam Lawton who wrote the song. The priest said he read Sara’s message with great sadness and said her gift and talent far outweighed the injustice which has been done to her.And Father Lawton pleaded “Please don’t allow one person to destroy what you have to offer. You need to concentrate on your beauty and gift as, long, long after this experience is over and forgotten you will continue to touch hearts and lives with your beautiful gift.“And for what it’s worth you sing “Voice of an Angel” just like I imagined it should be sung when I wrote it.”She has received huge support from many in her local community.Last night many well-wishers called to her home to show support for the well-known choir singer following the incident.Many have encouraged her to report the matter to the Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce.Sara’s mother Eileen also witnessed the alleged incident along with her husband Chris, a well-known businessman in the Lettermacaward area.Eileen said she is “absolutely heartbroken” at what she witnessed.But she has vowed to have the matter “dealt with.”“The mass tonight was for my mum and my brother, who we lost at the age of 22. I asked Sara to sing the hymn ‘the voice of an angel’ for my mum tonight and I turned to my sister and said with tears in my eyes “this is for mum”.“We all love the music of Fr Liam Lawton so much and that hymn is so special as we think of mum and Tony as our angels in the darkness we have already had to face in life.“I am saddened to the core. Already the support of the community has been overwhelming and heartwarming and there is no way that this will not be dealt with. Thanks so much to all the people who have visited the house and showed their support,” she said.However Fr Gallagher said there is two sides to every story and said some of what Sara claimed is simply not true.He said he is considering issuing statement on the issue and if that statement is forthcoming, Donegal Daily will publish it in full.DONEGAL PRIEST AND CHOIR SINGER IN UNHOLY ROW OVER SONG was last modified: October 7th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Loggers defend home court, Crusaders still in search of winLoggers defend home court, Crusaders still in search of win
Paige Lyons had eight aces and 18 assists, Sadie Hampton had six kills and five aces and the Eureka High volleyball team rolled over cross-town rival St. Bernard’s in straight sets Tuesday night by scores of 25-18, 25-3 and 25-23.Eureka head coach Rachel Evans said her team rebounded from a slow start to play a quality night of volleyball in the win.“I think the girls underestimated how scrappy of a team St. Bernard’s is,” Evans said. “But, we got it going in the second set and woke up, and …