PFRA revamps its parliamentary lobbying website

first_img  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Law / policy PFRA The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) has redeveloped its parliamentary lobbying presence on as it prepares to lobby parliamentarians during a year that it thinks “could be a turning point for the charity sector”.The microsite now contains more detailed information about PFRA’s role in regulating face-to-face fundraising (F2F), designed to reach not just MPs and peers but also their researchers.PFRA has operated a presence on for the past two years. The site itself aims to “provide policymakers with the relevant information to make informed policy decisions”.New sections on the ePolitix site include a researcher’s toolkit, which contains information about F2F fundraising and the PFRA, a policy news feed, giving up-to-date information about ongoing policy meetings and discussions, and a box that shows the local authority areas where PFRA is currently negotiating for fundraising access.Dr Toby Ganley, PFRA’s head of policy, said he hoped that the revamp will help the PFRA find a parliamentary champion for F2F. “2011 will be a massively important year for charities”, he said. “The government is reviewing the Charities Act 2006, including how – and indeed whether – to implement the parts of the that are not yet in force, which includes the unified licensing regime for all types of street fundraising.“At the same time, the Charity Commission is facing having its budget cut by a third and is strategically reviewing its remit and might not be able to undertake the additional roles it has been given in the Act.“So not only do we need to prepare for all the variables this year could throw up, we also need to meet as many parliamentarians as we can to explain what this will mean for their constituents.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 16 December 2010 | News PFRA revamps its parliamentary lobbying websitelast_img read more

Killer died after ingesting cocktail of drugs in #Limerick prison

first_imgLimerick people will pay respects to Dolores tomorrow Print NewsKiller died after ingesting cocktail of drugs in #Limerick prisonBy Staff Reporter – March 23, 2016 3383 City and Soul: Reaching out for the Reds Previous article30 #Limerick drivers caught hold phones in one hour @GardaTraffic checkpointNext articleQuestions remain over death of Limerick angler Staff Reporter WhatsApp Email Linkedin Twitter Limerick Post Show | 101 Win big at Bar Awards center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick news briefs – Prison loans, Willie’s way, fake 50s and oil thefts Jason MorrisseyA MAN who was serving a sentence in Limerick Prison for killing a man in 2010, died in his prison cell as a result of ingesting a cocktail of heroin, methadone and sedatives, his inquest heard this Tuesday.Jason Morrissey (25) from Toomevara, Co Tipperary, who had 85 previous convictions and was on bail at the time, killed James Tynan with a single punch in an unprovoked attack outside a nightclub in Thurles nightclub.He was convicted of manslaughter in 2012 and jailed for 18 years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick PrisonIn the early hours of December 27, 2014, he was found lying on his bed with no signs of life and with a frothy substance coming from his mouth.Prison officer Tim Ryan told the inquest that at 3:55am, he opened the spy hole of Mr Morrissey’s cell and saw him lying on his back with no sign of breathing. Assistant Chief Officer (ACO) Aidan O’Mahony was immediately contacted as the cells were double locked for the night and weren’t due to be reopened until 6:30am.When he entered the cell less than five minutes later, ACO O’Mahony began CPR on Mr Morrissey and instructed other officers to contact ambulance services and the medical nurse on duty in the prison.In accordance with prison procedure, Mr Morrissey was checked every hour before he was found unresponsive by Officer Ryan but ACO O’Mahony said that prisoners could have been checked up to 16 times during the lockdown period.All checks were logged and the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, carried out an investigation into the incident and found no issue.Prison nurse Sean Carey said he arrived at Mr Morrissey’s cell at 4am and immediately started chest compressions and continued for 20 minutes. Emergency Medical Technicians from the National Ambulance Service continued working on him for another 20 minutes before he died.Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster, who performed the post mortem examination, said that Jason Morrissey’s face covered in a dried frothy and bloody substance. Internal examinations revealed heavily congested lungs and swelling on the brain.Toxicology tests revealed that he had ingested four different types of drugs including heroin, methadone and two different types of sedatives. The individual doses were low but their combination would have been fatal. A urine test showed that Jason Morrissey took heroin in his prison cell hours before his death.Death was due to aspiration of vomit secondary to the ingestion of four different types of drugs.Barry Ward BL, on behalf of the Irish Prison Service said that the three recommendations in the report carried out by the Inspector of Prisons were fully complied with at Limerick Prison.The jury returned a verdict of death by misadventure and in accordance with the medical evidence. Advertisement Limerick Prison operating above capacity TAGScoronerinquestJason MorrisseyLimerick PrisonnightclubthurlesTipperary Facebook Hospital staff questioned over Limerick man’s deathlast_img read more

Finally: Wisconsin gets ‘Big’ victory

first_imgKRIS UGARRIZA/Herald photoEach week, they talked about playing four quarters and finishing football games with a win. On Saturday, they finally did both.In only his second career start, junior quarterback Dustin Sherer led the struggling Wisconsin football team (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten) to its first conference win of the season, a 27-17 victory over visiting Illinois (4-4, 2-3) in front of 81,241 fans packed into Camp Randall Stadium.With the game knotted at 17, it was UW freshman cornerback Niles Brinkley who got things rolling for the Badgers on the first play of the fourth quarter with a 47-yard interception return down to the Illinois 36-yard line.“I was just playing coverage,” Brinkley said. “It was a tipped ball and I was just trying to make a play.”Wisconsin converted the turnover into three points as freshman kicker Philip Welch’s 38-yard field goal sailed through the uprights for a 20-17 lead.Sherer then orchestrated a 10-play, 80-yard drive that chewed up 5:45 off the clock, capped off by an 8-yard strike to David Gilreath, his second touchdown reception of the day.“[David’s] desire to get in the end zone was the spark that turned everything,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said.Sherer accounted for all three Wisconsin touchdowns, the first of which came on a 15-yard scramble in the second quarter to take a 10-7 lead. Sherer finished with 174 passing yards, 40 rushing yards and three total scores. He outrushed Illinois’ Isiah “Juice” Williams by a 36-yard margin.“I was comfortable, and guys made plays, too,” Sherer said. “It was nice to get out of the pocket and run a little bit.”The Wisconsin defense held the Illini to 309 total yards on offense and forced three interceptions from Williams. Free safety Chris Maragos and cornerback Allen Langford created a turnover each before Brinkley’s fourth-quarter pick.“We wanted to get the momentum on our side,” Maragos said. “[Williams] just overthrew [his receiver] and I was in the right spot at the right time to make the play.“It’s a good thing to have the ball in your hands,” the converted wide receiver continued. “It’s a rare thing now.”Illinois took the second-half kickoff and put together a 70-yard scoring drive, ending with a 14-yard reception by a wide-open A.J. Jenkins in the corner of the end zone. The Illini took a 17-10 advantage, but Sherer and Co. came right back.On the Badgers’ ensuing possession, Sherer found Gilreath on a slant over the middle. The sophomore then scampered for a 49-yard score, tying the game once more at 17. Gilreath finished with three catches for 71 yards and two scores.“I’m not really a possession receiver, so I would hope I can break some out there,” Gilreath said. “I hope I can do that a lot.“Dustin did a great job. The line held up for him, he hit me and I just ran.”With junior running back P.J. Hill banged up with an ankle injury, freshman John Clay got the bulk of UW’s carries in his first career start. He ended with 88 yards on 25 attempts, both career highs.“John has really done a good job of staying in tune with the game,” Bielema said. “For him to handle our offense on first, second and third down is just a continual learning curve.”In Wisconsin’s four losses this season, the defense had given up a combined 85 second-half points. Saturday, the Badgers relinquished a mere seven points after the break, and were the first opponents to hold the Illini under 20 points this season.“We tackled better; we kept the ball in front of us; we didn’t [give up] many big plays,” Bielema said. “If you don’t give up very many big plays, you’ve got a good chance of winning.”Senior linebacker DeAndre Levy led the team with nine tackles, including one sack of Williams.Senior tight end Travis Beckum left the game early in the third quarter with a broken left fibula. He will be sidelined for the rest of the season.In Beckum’s absence, junior Garrett Graham finished with six receptions for 79 yards, including a 45-yard bomb from his roommate Sherer in the fourth quarter.Wisconsin will travel to East Lansing, Mich., to take on Michigan State Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.last_img read more

Newly-wed from Iowa Dies in First Ocean Swim off Crescent Beach

first_imgFrom newly married to widowed in three days after the groom is swept out to sea in a deadly rip current off north Florida.An Iowa seminary student honeymooning in Florida drowned when he was swept out to sea on his first time in the ocean, officials said. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said Dalton Cottrell, 22, drowned while swimming Tuesday at Crescent Beach.His 22-year old wife said she tried to pull him from the water, but he was panicking and she let go.A paddle-boarder finally reached Cottrell and brought him to shore where the life guard performed CPR unsuccessfully.His grieving wife told deputies that “never did I think I would be a wife and a widow so quickly.”last_img read more

Proposed bill would provide Americans with $2,000 a month until employment returns to pre-pandemic levels

first_imgAccording to a press release, a bill proposed by two congressmen could potentially give Americans $2,000 a month until employment levels return to the rate they were before the coronavirus pandemic.Democratic Reps. Tim Ryan of Ohio and Ro Khanna of California introduced the bill calling it the Emergency Money for the People Act.The bill would include a monthly payment of $2,000 to every qualifying American over the age of 16 who makes less than $130,000 a year. Married couples earning less than $260,000 would receive at least $4,000 a month, and qualifying families with children would receive an additional $500 per child, up to three children.The payments would last until employment rates return to pre-COVID-19 levels.last_img read more

A Day of Remembrance: The Importance of Memorial Day

first_imgBy: Jason M. Jowers Military Man Standing onstage and saluting the american flag Return to article. Long DescriptionPexels [Man Standing on Stage by Brett Sayles, August 20, 2019, CC0]For most of us, Memorial Day means getting a long weekend, various shopping deals or discounts, and our first chance to feel like summer is right around the corner. And while these are all great things, they sometimes overshadow the true reason for this federal holiday. Memorial Day is very important in honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.This holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, has its roots in the years following the American Civil War. During and after the war, the first of many national cemeteries were established, including Arlington National Cemetery. For more on the history of Memorial Day, read this past MFLN blog and this article from on the facts, meanings, and traditions.In remembrance on this year’s Memorial Day, the MFLN Family Development team would like to share some of our past programming that can help military families, or professionals working with military families. This programming is on various topics that we should be aware of on this important holiday and in remembering those who sacrificed for this country.If you are interested, this programming includes webinars such as: “Staying Strong by Seeking Help: Barriers and Facilitators to Mental Health Treatment-Seeking” and “Opportunities & Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research and Practice (Part 1).”Recommendations for several episodes of our Family Development Anchored Podcast Series includes: “Handle with Care: Helping Children Cope with Parental Loss” and  “Books Over Boots: Experiences of College Students in Military Families.”Finally, for more great resources and programming, be sure to sign up for our MFLN Family Development Emailing List! Editors. (2019). Memorial Day. Retrieved from:, H. (2016). Memorial Day-A Brief History. Retrieved from: This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about us at, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.last_img read more

10 months agoBrian Stock joins Bournemouth academy coaching staff

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brian Stock joins Bournemouth academy coaching staffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Bournemouth midfielder Brian Stock has joined the club’s academy coaching staff.Bournemouth have appointed Stock as the under-14s lead coach.The former midfielder made over 150 appearances for the Cherries between 2000 and 2006. He said, “Calling time on my footballing career was a very tough decision, however with this opportunity at the club where I started my journey and a club so close to my heart made it an easy one! “I’m looking forward to working with all the academy staff and players at AFC Bournemouth and am excited at starting a new chapter in my career.” last_img read more

Roger Goodell Is Getting Blasted For His Comment On Laremy Tunsil

first_imgLaremy Tunsil and Goodell smile holding his draft jersey.Laremy Tunsil.Former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s draft experience was unraveling by the second Thursday night as both his Twitter and Instagram accounts were being hacked, sharing posts detrimental to his draft stock. No matter how you feel about the things posted to his social media accounts, one thing was clear: somebody was out to get him. But when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with ESPN’s Mike and Mike Friday morning to discuss, he seemed to think the chaos was just part of the draft experience, telling Greeny and Golic: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”Roger Goodell to @MikeAndMike on Tunsil situation: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 29, 2016While it clearly wasn’t meant to be a malicious statement, it probably wasn’t the best way to describe it either, and he’s getting blasted for it on Twitter. Oh, @nflcommish. It’s a good thing the owners don’t pay you for your public-speaking skills.— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) April 29, 2016 I’m pretty sure Roger Goodell is universally hated— Joseph Kennedy (@bigjoebadger) April 29, 2016 How can people respect this rat @nflcommish— Mike Sheerin (@Mike_Sheerin) April 29, 2016 Wonder why players and fans don’t trust @nflcommish to be judge and arbiter of “integrity”…— Nick Dorich (@NickyDPharmD) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish I felt bad that u were booed all day yesterday …until I heard ur comments on what makes this draft so exciting. Keep booing!— Jason Trawick (@jasontrawick) April 29, 2016 Does @nflcommish realize how stupid he sounds? Nice job throwing @KingTunsil78 under the bus! Only thing deflated in the @nfl is #Goodell— Russ Weakland (@MrSandwich96) April 29, 2016 Roger Goodell has less than zero class.— John Archibald (@ResSports) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish thinks it’s “entertainment” to see a kid slandered and lose millions of dollars. I scream conspiracy.— TheBron James (@Phaulkner) April 29, 2016 @rogergoodell thinks a kid getting railroaded is #exciting. Never got a thank you for gift he gave to the Starks for their #redwedding #nfl— Ron Cardashenstein (@RonCar69) April 29, 2016Tunsil was picked up by the Dolphins and will begin his NFL career as a first round pick, but he’ll never forget draft night – for all the wrong reasons.last_img read more