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Bono calls for conscientious commerce

first_img Howard Lake | 31 January 2006 | News Bono calls for conscientious commerce  19 total views,  2 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland U2 singer and Third World campaigner Bono has called on business to do more to help in the fight against AIDS. The call came as Bono launched the new American Express RED card at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Describing himself and the corporate world as ‘fat cats,’ Bono said that the current model of philanthropy was not adequate to meet the challenge of AIDS as he endorsed a brand called RED which businesses can use to sell products contributing a share of the profits to the Fund. The products, which include an American Express card, Converse sneakers, Gap T-shirts and Giorgio Armani sunglasses, will not sell at a premium but the companies involved are confident they will make a profit none the less.Tom Arnold of Concern backed Bono’s call and urged companies in Ireland to take up the model of corporate social responsbility. Advertisementlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

It’ll Be Very! Full Cast Announced for Heathers the Musical

first_img Other cast members include Katie Ladner as Martha Dunnstock, Jon Eidson as Ram Sweeney, Evan Todd as Kurt Kelly, Tony winner Anthony Crivello as Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean, Dan Cooney as Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal, and Michelle Duffy as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom. Rounding out the ensemble are Dan Domenech, Cait Fairbanks, Rachel Flynn, Molly Hager, Charissa Hogeland, AJ Meijer and Dustin Sullivan. Are we going to prom or hell? Off-Broadway, actually! Heathers the Musical, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, has found its clique. Barrett Wilbert Weed and Ryan McCartan will reprise their roles from the Los Angeles premiere and star as Veronica and J.D. respectively, in the new adaptation of the cult film. The Heathers will be played by Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alice Lee. Directed by Andy Fickman, Heathers begins performances off-Broadway March 15 at New World Stages. The production will officially open March 31. Heathers: The Musical View Comments The Heathers creative team features choreography by Marguerite Derricks, set design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Jonny Massena and music direction by Dominick Amendum.center_img Related Shows In Heathers, Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But outsider Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 20, 2020

Brazil Donates $200,000 To Alleviate Hunger In Guatemala

first_imgBy Dialogo May 13, 2010 The Brazilian government has donated 200,000 dollars to Guatemala to purchase food with the aim of alleviating the hunger that worsened last year due to the destruction of crops, especially beans and corn, by the drought, causing around four hundred deaths. The Brazilian ambassador, Luiz Fachini, formally delivered the donation to the Guatemalan foreign minister, Haroldo Rodas, although the funds will be transferred and administered by the World Food Program (WFP), the international organization indicated in a statement. The money will be used for “the acquisition of food, with the aim of providing nutritional and food security to those affected” in the eight departments that make up the so-called “dry corridor,” in eastern Guatemala, as well as in the departments of Izabal (in the northeast) and Quiché (in the north), the statement specifies. The press release explains that the donation, Brazil’s second, following one of 100,000 dollars made in October, is in response to the international request for aid made by Guatemalan president Álvaro Colom’s administration in 2009 to address the nutritional and food emergency.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2020

La Administración Wolf condena la regulación de la Administración Trump que elimina los derechos de los estadounidenses a la atención médica con base en la orientación sexual y la identidad de género

first_imgLa Administración Wolf condena la regulación de la Administración Trump que elimina los derechos de los estadounidenses a la atención médica con base en la orientación sexual y la identidad de género Equality,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf y los miembros del gabinete de sus organismos de salud y servicios humanos condenaron hoy la regulación final de la Administración Trump que quita a los estadounidenses su derecho a recibir atención médica debido a su orientación sexual e identidad de género que anteriormente estaba garantizado por la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés).“Esta regulación va en contra de cada política y protección que mi administración ha implementado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Cambiar una regulación de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio que incluye disposiciones para la no discriminación con base en el sexo para incluir solo los géneros masculino y femenino es otro intento de desmantelar la ACA y poner el bienestar de nuestra comunidad LGBTQ en mayor riesgo al tratar de deslegitimar a esta población vulnerable. Es atroz firmar una regulación que podría negar la atención médica a las personas en medio de una pandemia y en el aniversario del tiroteo masivo en el club nocturno, Pulse”.“En un momento en que nuestra nación y el mundo enfrentan una pandemia sin precedentes, es inconcebible que la Administración Trump haga cambios tan importantes en nuestro sistema sanitario que pongan en riesgo la vida de cientos de miles de estadounidenses”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine. “Estas medidas no solo ponen en riesgo a la comunidad LGBTQ sino que ponen en peligro a todo nuestro sistema sanitario. Estos continuos ataques a los derechos de los estadounidenses transgénero deben detenerse. El Gobernador Wolf ha demostrado que proteger los derechos de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania es esencial para que nuestro éxito y prosperidad sean constantes: el gobierno federal debería hacer lo mismo”.“Los intentos permanentes de la Administración Trump de socavar la ACA perjudican el bienestar de todos los estadounidenses, independientemente de su edad, raza, género, orientación sexual, identidad de género o cualquier otro factor”, dijo la Comisionada Jessica Altman. “Publicar esta regulación el mismo día del aniversario de las muertes en el club nocturno Pulse, durante el Mes del Orgullo, hace que su decisión de deshacer las protecciones para la comunidad LGTBQ sea aún más condenable. En un momento en que este país está tan desesperado por lograr la unidad, esta decisión solo siembra más división. Yo, junto con toda la Administración Wolf, continuaré rechazando la discriminación y defendiendo los derechos de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania, sin importar quiénes son o a quiénes aman”.“Al poner fin a los requisitos específicos de no discriminación para los servicios médicos, la Administración Trump permite que los profesionales médicos nieguen servicios vitales que salvan vidas que podría generar una atención médica ineficaz o inapropiada para la comunidad LGBTQ y otras personas vulnerables”. Esto solo exacerbará los problemas de salud para la comunidad LGBTQ y otras comunidades”, dijo la Secretaria Teresa Miller. “A medida que nuestra nación sufre una pandemia que afecta a personas de todas las edades, razas y procedencias socioeconómicas, no podemos crear más obstáculos y el acceso desigual a la atención médica. Es nuestra responsabilidad como servidores públicos liderar de una manera que levante y busque corregir las desigualdades entre las personas marginadas y desatendidas. Estos ataques a los derechos humanos dirigidos a las personas transgénero son inaceptables y crueles, y debemos ser mejores”.“Como miembro del Grupo de Trabajo LGBT del Gobernador Wolf, y en colaboración con nuestros numerosos socios LGBTQ, proveedores de servicios para la tercera edad y partes interesadas, el Departamento de Envejecimiento ha hecho de su compromiso con la diversidad, el aumento de la competencia cultural y la inclusión una prioridad”, dijo el Secretario del Departamento de Envejecimiento, Robert Torres. “Esta regulación es un intento vergonzoso de excluir a una comunidad que ya enfrenta retos únicos y merece un acceso igualitario a la atención médica. Nuestro departamento se enorgullece de apoyar a las personas de la tercera edad LGBTQ y a toda la comunidad LGBTQ y abogar por las protecciones que merecen legítimamente”.View this information in English. June 14, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 28, 2019

10 months agoArdiles blasts Man Utd legend Neville over Pochettino rumour-mongering

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ardiles blasts Man Utd legend Neville over Pochettino rumour-mongeringby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Spurs star and manager Ossie Ardiles has blasted pundits talking up Mauricio Pochettino’s prospects of a Manchester United move. On Sky Sports, Gary Neville and lead commentator Martin Tyler discussed the speculation surrounding Pochettino and United during Spurs’ win at Everton.And after the match, Ardiles joined several Spurs supporters in criticising Neville’s comments.Ardiles wrote on Twitter: “Very disappointing to see two professionals, Tyler and Neville, not doing what they should: Commentating about the game, and the game only.“NOT about rumours. Very disrespectful to Man Utd, his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and especially to MP and @SpursOfficial players and fans.” last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 27, 2019

Video: Molly Qerim Accidentally Introduces John Calipari As “Coach K” On ESPN’s First Take

first_imgMolly Qerim And Jalen Rose Watch NBA Game.AUBURN HILLS, MI – DECEMBER 23: Molly Qerim and Jalen Rose of ESPN watch the Golden State Warriors play the Golden State Warriors at the Palace of Auburn Hills on December 23, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ahead of tonight’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn, John Calipari is all over the ESPN airwaves this morning. He did a long spot on Mike & Mike earlier, and he is currently filling the seat left vacant by Skip Bayless on First Take opposite Stephen A. Smith. The episode got off to a rocky start, however, when he was accidentally introduced as “Coach K” by host Molly Qerim. Calipari’s comments about Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke recruiting pitch this off-season makes the gaffe even more awkward. Calipari joked about it and played it off well, and they’ve moved on to the standard inane Stephen A. Smith ramblings, but we’re sure Kentucky fans weren’t amused.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 13, 2019

27 million fire extinguishers recalled in Canada may not work in emergency

first_imgOTTAWA – More than 40 million fire extinguishers — including some 2.7 million sold in Canada — are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.Some of the recalled models have been on the market for more than four decades. One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to a notice Thursday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.In 2014, extinguishers failed to function as they should for emergency personnel responding to a fiery car wreck.The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada made from 1973 through Aug. 15 of this year. It includes models that were previously recalled in March of 2009 and February of 2015, Health Canada said Thursday.The government says the extinguishers can become clogged and fail to spray when needed. Also, the nozzle can come off with enough force to pose an injury hazard. Including the death, the CPSC says there have been 391 reports of extinguishers failing to work properly or of nozzles coming off, resulting in 16 injuries that included smoke inhalation and minor burns. Also, there were about 91 reports of property damage linked to the problem.Owners should contact Kidde to ask for a free replacement and for instructions on how to return recalled models. Kidde can be reached at (855) 271-0773 or at www.kidde.com .Kidde, based in Mebane, N.C., near Raleigh, says it has worked closely with the government to start the recall and make sure the extinguishers are replaced with different models as quickly as possible. The company also makes smoke detectors and other fire safety products.The recalled extinguishers are red, white and silver and are either ABC or BC rated. They were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other home and hardware stores, as well as on Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and other online retailers. They also were sold for use in commercial trucks, recreational vehicles and boats.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 13, 2019

TSX rises slightly while US markets fall after interest rate hike

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rose slightly while U.S. markets closed down after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates that reinforced the strength of the American economy.Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments about U.S. economic growth is positive for Canada and signals to the Bank of Canada that it too can raise rates without fear of causing the loonie to overheat, says Mike Greenberg, portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions.“A bit more strong economic growth is good for Canada,” he said in an interview.In its commentary, the U.S. central bank removed past references to being “accommodative,” which suggests it will be tempered in rate hikes and may be getting closer to the end of regular increases, said Greenberg.He expects another U.S. increase this year and three in 2019. Further increases will depend on data.“If rates are rising gradually because the economy is doing better, inflation is recovering but not overshooting, that tends to be pretty good for corporates,” he said, adding that the level of rates isn’t restrictive for most companies.“We’re not at that level of interest rates that we would call a choke point for the economy.”Greenberg expects the Bank of Canada to “somewhat follow the path” by increasing its own benchmark rate even though the sensitivity to interest rates is higher in Canada because of elevated consumer debt levels.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 9.78 points to 16,169.28, after hitting a high of 16,241.41 on 232.4 million shares traded.The telecom sector led, followed by consumer discretionary and influential industrials and financials sectors.Gold, healthcare, real estate and materials led on the downside.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed off 106.93 points to 26,385.28. The S&P 500 index was down 9.59 points to 2,905.97, while the Nasdaq composite lost 17.10 points to 7,990.37.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 77.07 cents US compared with an average of 77.23 cents US on Tuesday.The November crude contract was down 71 cents at US$71.57 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was down 7.8 cents at US$2.98.The December gold contract was down US$6.00 at US$1,199.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 0.45 of a cent at US$2.83 a pound.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 13, 2019

Markets Right Now Banks technology lead US stocks lower

first_imgNEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Banks and technology companies are leading stock indexes slightly lower in early trading on Wall Street.Bank of America fell 1 per cent in the first few minutes of trading Thursday and Intel gave up 1.4 per cent.The early declines came a day after the market’s biggest rally in eight months.Deutsche Bank sank 3.3 per cent after Germany authorities searched the bank’s headquarters on suspicions bank employees helped clients launder money.The S&P 500 index fell 6 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,737.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 38 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 25,328. The Nasdaq composite fell 14 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,277.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.03 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 12, 2019

BJP trying to turn LS polls into ‘khaki election’, says Shashi Tharoor

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: The Lok Sabha polls should be fought on perennial issues like poverty and disease and not on a tragedy of one moment , says Congress leader Shashi Tharoor while accusing the BJP-led government of trying to turn the 2019 vote into a khaki election after the Pulwama attack. The momentum was with the Congress when the Pulwama tragedy struck on February 14, killing 40 CRPF soldiers, Tharoor said, hitting out at the government for trying to make the upcoming Lok Sabha polls a “national security based election . Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “We were doing very well by all estimations and the momentum was with us when the Pulwama tragedy struck us. Thereafter, the government has tried to make this a khaki election, a national security-based election, Tharoor told PTI in an interview. They are trying to hype their nationalist message that they were trying to protect the nation at the time of danger which, to my mind and my party’s view, has not been the principle challenge facing the country,” said the former diplomat and author who is aiming for a hat trick from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat this time. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In his view, a daily terror of hunger, poverty and disease strikes the hearts of millions of India and the government must deal with that too. “I am not minimising national security, but I am saying that the election has to be fought on perennial issues and not on a tragedy of one moment. That tragedy will be dealt with, has been dealt with and should be dealt with. “But there is a daily tragedy, the daily terror of hunger, poverty, disease that is also a terror that strikes the hearts of millions of our fellow Indians and that too needs to be dealt with by the government,” he said. Agreeing that some surveys have suggested the BJP’s chances have improved after the terror strike, Tharoor said it was the job of his party to remind people of the real issues. According to the Thiruvananthapuram MP, there has been a dramatic change in the character of India under BJP rule. An estimated 97 per cent of all communal violent incidents relating to cow vigilantism have happened in last four years, Tharoor said. And those are figures issued by the Home Ministry of Rajnath Singh. Not by Congress, not by any NGO. These are government figures. These are very serious crises,” he said. Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said “triumphant majoritarianism celebrates violence” and the “prime minister stays silent”. So the condoning of this kind of thing is a deep assault on the very foundations of our democracy,” the former Union minister said. He said there are attempts by the centre to undermine the Constitutional arrangement that India was a country for all religions. “That’s being undermined in the ruling party’s language and rhetoric and is also undermined by steps like the citizenship amendment Bill which will allow every citizen of a neighbouring country except Muslims to settle here. That kind of bigotry was never part of Indian nationhood,” he said. Tharoor also expressed the hope that the people of India will vote out the BJP as the party doesn’t deserve a second chance. Addressing the issue of farmer distress, he said, “Sadly, more farmers are committing suicide than there are victims of terrorism in India. I am not saying we should minimise… we should also keep our country safe, but we want the people to address the existing real problems which includes major levels of agrarian distress. For the first time in history, we have eight farmer suicides in Kerala.” The former UN diplomat also mocked the claims of the BJP government over job creation and said the saffron party was only interested in keeping its own job in Delhi. The Congress wants every person in India to have a job, he said. Due to the failed employment policies of the BJP government, skill development has not taken off effectively in the last five “wasted” years, Tharoor said, alleging that the exports and manufacturing sectors had taken a beating. “Thanks to demonetisation, not only the GDP growth got hit of 2 per cent, but small and micro enterprises have shut down across the country. Asked whether the Congress was ready to take on the BJP, he said it was “absolutely” ready. Common people, the Congress leader said, were suffering under NDA rule. An LPG cooking gas cylinder, which cost Rs 390 under the UPA regime, was priced Rs 975 under the BJP government for no good reason, he said. Excise duties for petrol have gone up to Rs 19.48 under BJP rule even when the world prices are dropping, he added.last_img read more