AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis According to Third Sector magazine, a mystery donor survey by telemarketing agency Pell & Bales has found that only 42% of the 39 top-100 charities approached recommended that the donation be made by Gift Aid.Pell & Bales approached the major charities using email, post and telephone and attempted to achieve three objectives – to request information, make a complaint and donate money.The results were astonishing. Third Sector reports that, “out of 117 attempts to pledge a monthly direct debit donation, only 66 were successful. And one charity took 210 days to return the confirmation and thank the donor.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 June 2005 | News 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pell and Bales find top charities still not promoting Gift Aid enough The would-be donor received different responses depending on which medium they used to contact the charities. For example, Gift Aid was suggested by all channels by only 8% of the charities contacted. Only 13% managed to thank the donor irrespective of the channel used; but then 13% also failed to thank the donor at all, no matter what channel was used.A previous survey by Pell & Bales had even found charities using different versions of forms for donors, depending on which medium they were using to communicate with them.Regrettably, the promotion of Gift Aid is getting worse. The 2004 figure of 43% is four per cent down on that reported by Pell & Bales in their survey of 2003.While Karl Holweger, chief executive of Pell & Bales, acknowledged that some charities were doing well, “a larger number seem virtually inert”, he said, adding “these are the grateful dead. They need to wake up.”Pell & Bales carried out its survey from May 2004 to January 2005. Tagged with: Research / statistics 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.
News Updates[S. 311 CrPC] Accused Has A Right To Summon Any Evidence/Witness Relevant For Proper Appreciation Of Prosecution Evidence: Allahabad High Court [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Nov 2020 4:03 AMShare This – xIn a significant order, the Allahabad High Court allowed an application for recall of witness moved by an accused under Section 311 of CrPC, while holding that the same is a matter of right, when it comes to proper appreciation of the prosecution evidence. “There can be no dispute that the accused has a right to summon any evidence/witness which may be relevant for proper…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant order, the Allahabad High Court allowed an application for recall of witness moved by an accused under Section 311 of CrPC, while holding that the same is a matter of right, when it comes to proper appreciation of the prosecution evidence. “There can be no dispute that the accused has a right to summon any evidence/witness which may be relevant for proper appreciation of the prosecution evidence and to substantiate his defence, therefore, in any case when the mobile and pen drive have already been exhibited in the record, then, recall of the injured witness appears to be necessary for his re-examination by the defence on the question of that video clip,” the Single Bench of Justice Rajiv Joshi held. The power to summon material witness, or examine person present under Section 311 of CrPC stipulates that any Court may, at any stage of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code, summon any person as a witness, or examine any person in attendance, though not summoned as a witness, or. recall and re- examine any person already examined; and the Court shall summon and examine or recall and re- examine any such person if his evidence appears to it to be essential to the just decision of the case. The Court noted that it is settled law that the power of recall has to be exercised with “caution and circumspection” and reasons for exercising this power should be spelt out in the order. “Mere observation that recall was necessary “for ensuring fair trial” is not enough unless there are tangible reasons to show how the fair trial suffered without recall. Recall is not a matter of course and the discretion given to the court has to be exercised judiciously to prevent failure of justice and not arbitrarily,” the Supreme Court had held in State (NCT of Delhi) v. Shiv Kumar Yadav & Anr., (2016) 2 SCC 402. In the case at hand, the Court observed, it was essential to recall the witness, as sought for by the Applicant, so he may be re-examined in light of the video clip produced by the applicant during Defence Evidence. The Court took note of the Applicant’s submission that the accused had the opportunity to produce the video clip under Section 233 of CrPC, only after recording of statement under Section 313 CrPC, and not before that. Therefore, further examination of the witness in question was necessary for the purpose of confronting his statement contained in the video clip in which he had disclosed the names of actual accused persons, who had committed the offence. The Court observed that the Trial Court was in error in rejecting the Applicant’s application for bail on the ground that the application has been moved just to delay the trial. “When the accused-applicant is in jail, therefore, there is also no occasion to delay the proceeding of the trial,” the Bench said. It further observed, “So far as the observation made by the trial court that the said application is without the list of questionnaire is concerned, it is firstly stated that there is no requirement under the law to file questionnaire along with the application for recalling the witness and secondly that it is clearly mentioned in the application under section 311,Cr.P.C. itself that injured witness P.W.-5 Nitin is to be summoned with regard to the contents of his video clip.” Accordingly, the Court directed the Trial Court to recall the witness in question, at an early date. The Application in this case was accused under Section 302, 307, 201, 376D, 394, 411 and 120 IPC and section ¾ POCSO Act, 2012, for rape and murder of a minor girl and for causing injury to her brother. Case Title: Amarjeet @ Kaluwa v. State of UP & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
by: Kim VeltenIt’s been almost a full year since Apple Pay rolled out, and after a slow start, it’s starting to go full steam ahead. Every day you are hearing reports about the few thousands of card issuers who are now on board, offering Apple Pay-compatible debit and credit cards. And despite our industry’s concerns that we would be left behind, that list includes number of credit unions.Yet with all of the virtual card payment systems, such as Google Wallet (soon to be called Android Pay), LoopPay and Softcard, the water is getting mucky and it’s becoming more difficult to determine which, if any, mobile payment system to sign up with. It’s easy to jump on the fastest train around (which happens to be Apple right now), but we want to slow down and take a look at what the two biggest — Android and Apple — actually have to offer. How do these two compare, shall we say, apples to apples? Is it worth the wait for Android Pay coming out in a couple months, or should you nab your piece of the Apple Pay pie now?Before we dive in, it must be said that despite hours of searching, we’ve come up with zip on how the integration process works, i.e., which one is the cheapest and easiest to integrate at your CU. We have learned a lot about the pros and cons of each, and when it comes down to it, which one (if both isn’t an option right now) credit unions should go for.Which is most secure?This day in age, when financial institutions are at the whim of retail hacks and are often the ones paying for the inevitable fraudulent charges, both systems offer something akin to the new EMV chip — but go one step further. They use a technology called “Tokenization” that generates a unique code for each transaction. Only that code is stored in retail chains, so no longer will card numbers or any other personal information be passed and stored in the purchase process. And the information can’t be “backhacked” or found by retracing the token’s steps. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
12 October 2010Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has launched a dress rehearsal for Census 2011, calling on all South Africans to get ready to participate in the third national population count since the advent of democracy in the country in 1994.Stats SA will deploy 120 000 officials across the country from 10 to 31 October 2011 to document South Africa’s entire population, including homeless people and illegal immigrants.As part of its preparations for the census, Stats SA is conducting a countrywide “dress rehearsal” between 10 and 31 October 2010.Census 2011 – the last census was conducted in 2001 – will consist of three questionnaires: one for households, one for institutions, and one for people in transit.“We will ask you about your access to services such as water, electricity and sanitation,” Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said at the launch of the dress rehearsal in Pretoria on Sunday.“Out of this arsenal of information we will know whether South Africa is making progress or not. We will also know what needs to be done.”Lehohla said that while South Africa had security issues, people would be able to recognise Stats SA’s enumerators by their yellow bibs, and check their legitimacy via identity cards with photos and identification numbers to which the public would have access.The enumerators will be required to hold a matric certificate, and will be appointed in their communities to cover over 14-million households, Stats SA project director Calvin Molongoana said on Saturday.The estimated budget for the census R1.2-billion, which will cover the cost of the enumerators, the overall logistics, as well as 3 200 training areas for staff and data processing.Stats SA’s deputy director-general for population and social statistics, Kefiloe Masiteng, said the census was something the nation could be proud of.Planning Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, speaking via a pre-recorded video message at the launch, encouraged all South Africans to participate in the census.“We need to know what we’ve achieved,” Manuel said. “We need to know all issues to take decisions about people’s lives. Every person in South Africa counts.”The results of Census 2011 are expected to be released in March 2013.Source: BuaNews
Increasingly aging populations, particularly in developed countries, are causing a demographic shift in future care needs, but it also means that people are staying in their own homes for longer, which affects the cycle of existing housing becoming available each year. One of the most marked changes has been the rise in one and two-person households in the UK and other developed countries.Statistics published by the National Records for Scotland, for example, reveal the influence of these changing demographics, with future household demand rising faster than population growth. By 2037, Scotland’s population growth is forecast to be 9%, with growth in the number of households forecast to be 17%. This 8% difference is in effect the household growth demand from the existing population.In England, between now and 2041, the population is expected to increase by 16%, with projected household growth at 23%, resulting in a 7% difference in demand.As people live longer and one and two-person households increase, the number of future households required rises faster than the population. In 2014, urban issues website CityLab dubbed the situation the “world’s ticking household bomb.”As more developing countries deliver infrastructure and progress similar to developed countries — improving the standard of living and extending life expectancy — household sizes will decrease, placing greater demand on supply of new housing. So if this difference between household demand and population growth occurs globally at around 7-8% over the next 80 years, this will require an additional 800 million homes.Taking an average global three-person household (1.2 billion homes) coupled with that 8% demographic factor of total global population over the period results in a need for more than two billion new homes by the end of the 21st century.Meeting the demandThe current and future demand for new housing is compelling governments to push for further innovations in “offsite” — prefabricated — construction to speed up the supply of new housing. The UK Industrial Strategy published in November 2017 has a strong focus on offsite construction for the future. This sector has grown rapidly over the last decade with new markets in healthcare, education, and commercial buildings. But for prefab construction to deliver more houses at a faster rate means looking at alternative solutions to the problem.Things that slow down the rate that prefab houses are built include the lengthy preparation time required for sub-structures and foundations; delays to the installation of utilities and building services; and a lack of well-trained construction-site managers capable of delivering the complex logistics involved. With more than 65 million people displaced by man-made and natural disasters globally, this puts further pressures on countries unable to supply enough new housing as it is.The issue of availability of materials to meet the demands of constructing two billion new homes emphasizes the need for countries to resource them as efficiently as possible. Government policies which encourage the sustainable design of new buildings to maximize future reuse, reduce carbon emissions, and manage resources properly will be essential. Over the next 30 years, the countries which promote policies to help sustain and increase the provision of new housing will be more likely to avoid problems in sourcing materials and price hikes.For many countries, housing supply is a now a hot topic for national debate and policy strategy. For the rest of the world it will soon become the most pressing issue facing governments this century.Sean Smith is director of the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. By the end of this century, the world’s population will have increased by half — that’s another 3.6 billion people. According to the UN, the global population is set to reach over 11.2 billion by the year 2100, up from the current population, which was estimated at the end of 2017 to be 7.6 billion. And that is considered to be “medium growth.”The upscaling required in terms of infrastructure and development, not to mention the pressure on material resources, is equivalent to supplying seven times the population of the (pre-Brexit) European Union countries, currently 511 million. With the global population rising at 45 million per year, comes the inevitable rise in demand for food, water and materials, but perhaps most essentially, housing.Housing needs are changingAverage household sizes vary significantly between different continents and also by country. According to the UN, recent trends over the last 50 years have also shown declines in household sizes. For example, in France, the average household size fell from 3.1 persons in 1968 to 2.3 in 2011, the same time the country’s fertility rate fell from 2.6 to 2.0 live births per woman. In Kenya, the average household size fell from 5.3 persons per household in 1969 to 4.0 in 2014, in line with a fertility decline from 8.1 to 4.4 live births per woman. RELATED ARTICLES Unlocking the High Value of Clean Energy in Low-Income CommunitiesLow-Income Housing: Problems and SolutionsA Forgotten Tool to Solve the Housing CrisisCities Think Small to Ease the Housing Crunch Why Real Estate Developers Are Ignoring the Middle Class
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday issued a veiled rebuke to senior Congressman Sushilkumar Shinde over his remarks on the possible merger of the Congress and the NCP. Mr. Pawar said he was well aware of the situation of his own party, while implicitly rebuffing suggestions of a merger.Mr. Shinde, at a campaign rally in Solapur on Tuesday, had said both the Congress and the NCP belonged to the same ideological tree and that both parties were “tired”, while expressing hope that the two Congresses would come together in the future.“Since I am from the NCP, I am well aware of my party’s situation. Perhaps Sushilkumar Shinde was referring to the condition of his own party… but he cannot speak about the NCP,” said Mr. Pawar in Jalgaon, in a riposte to Mr. Shinde’s comment that the NCP was “exhausted” just like the Congress.With the State going to the polls in a little over 10 days, Mr. Shinde’s remarks was music to the ears of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which pounced on it to underscore the defeatist mentality in the Congress-NCP alliance before the electoral contest. ‘Cong. has no identity’Mr. Shinde’s statements illustrated the truth about the Congress, said former Leader of Opposition in the Assmebly, Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil. Mr. Vikhe-Patil, who joined the BJP, said the Congress in Maharashtra had no identity left of its own. “It has hitched its wagon to the NCP’s fortunes and is dictated by them,” said Mr. Vikhe-Patil, a bitter adversary of Mr. Pawar and the NCP.BJP State chief Chandrakant Patil said, regardless of whether or not the Congress and the NCP had grown weary, the scions of the top leadership of both these parties were no longer interested in remaining with them. “It would not be surprising if the younger generation of the Pawar family joined the BJP in the future,” said Mr. Patil.Meanwhile, senior Congress and NCP leaders issued rebuttals over Mr. Shinde’s statements of a possible merger between the two parties. Stating that both the Congress and the NCP were contesting the elections in a spirit of unity, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said there was no talk of any merger between the two. “Both parties are in a coalition and are fighting as separate political entities. However, both are working together with a common aim to win more than 175 seats in the forthcoming polls,” Mr. Thorat said.Hitting out at Chandrakant Patil, senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar accused the BJP State chief of deliberately trying to drive a wedge between the Congress and the NCP. “The remarks about a merger may be his [Mr. Shinde’s] personal opinion and as a senior leader he is entitled to it… however, as of now we are contesting as two different political parties with the sole aim of overthrowing the BJP-Sena government,” said Mr. Pawar. He had no wish to add to the confusion of Congress and NCP workers by making any further statements, he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo recently surprised everyone after he joined the Italian club Juventus after nine successful years at Real Madrid.The deal was finalised after Juventus agreed to pay £99 million transfer fee to the reigning European Champions. Ronaldo will also earn £500,000-a-week wages while playing for the Serie A winners.According to reports, the deal between Ronaldo and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli was worked out at the Costa Navarino resort in the Pelopnnese region of Greece. It was where Ronaldo went to holiday after Portugal crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Before leaving for his unveiling in Italy, Ronaldo left a tip of £17,850 (Rs 1601680.5) for the staff, according to The Sun.Lovely moments! pic.twitter.com/oliOiB2xWeCristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 12, 2018The former Manchester United player, who was clearly quite impressed with the staff’s service, also asked the hotel management to share the tip equally among all the workers.Meanwhile, Ronaldo has said that he’s ready for a new chapter in his life after leaving Real Madrid. He won three consecutive Champions League title with the Spanish club.”My story at Real was brilliant and I thank the fans. But now I want to dedicate myself to this new phase of my life. I can’t wait to play. I am very motivated and I want to show that I am a player of the highest level. I want to leave my mark on Juve’s history. I am very happy for this challenge,” Ronaldo said.”Juventus is one of the best clubs in the world, it was a long-thought out move, but it was an easy decision to join the best club in Italy and a very important step for my career. “I’ve already met Allegri and I’ll start training on the 30th. I want to play on the first matchday of Serie A,” Ronaldo saidRonaldo scored 451 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid and also won two La Liga titles with them.
Malda/Canning (West Bengal): A total of 13 people was killed and 11 others injured in two road accidents in as many districts of West Bengal on Thursday, police said. While seven persons died in South 24 Parganas district, six others fell victim to the another accident in Malda. Five members of a family and two others returning from the Kolkata airport were killed when their MUV fell into a road-side pond in South 24 Parganas district, the police said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The accident occurred at around 6 am after the driver lost control of the vehicle during rain at Ucchekhali under Bishnupur police station area. All the seven persons, including three women, died on the spot due to drowning, police said. Six persons had gone from Dakkhin Gouripur village in Bishnupur area to the Kolkata airport to receive a man who was returning from Qatar where he used to work. The driver of the vehicle fled after the accident. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway The deceased have been identified as Akkas Ali, his wife Salina Bibi, son Altab, daughter Esmatara, brother Munnaf, and two other persons – Meeraj Sheikh and Fulijan Bibi. In the other accident in Malda district, six persons were killed and 11 others injured when a speeding lorry rammed into a stationary SUV carrying wedding guests, police said. The accident occurred at Bakharpur under Kaliachak police station area when the SUV was waiting there by the side of National Highway-34 for other vehicles going to the same destination. The wedding guests were on their way from Kaliachak to Gajol in the same district to attend a marriage, Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria said. The SUV fell into a roadside ditch after it was hit by the lorry at around 12.30 am and three of its 17 occupants were killed on the spot. Two others succumbed in the Malda Medical College and Hospital where all the victims were initially taken. Rajoria said six of them were later referred to a hospital in Kolkata and one died on the way. The other injured persons were under treatment at the Malda Medical College and Hospital. The driver fled with the lorry after the accident but he was later arrested from Gajol, the SP said.
APTN National NewsHollywood’s elite are at the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival.One Algonquin filmmaker will premier her short film during the opening night celebrations.Her film explores Indigenous identity and representations.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has the story.