New Court decision on legacies and mental illness

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. New Court decision on legacies and mental illness Howard Lake | 24 March 2004 | News A recent court case in which the validity of a Will made by an elderly testatrix was considered could affect charitable legacies.Sinclair Taylor & Martin, the Charity Teamat Solicitors Russell-Cooke have reported on the recent case of Hoff v Atherton (2004) in which the Court had to consider the validity of a Will made by an elderly testatrix who was suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer-type dementia when she made the Will.The Court decided that the Will was valid in that, on the balance of probabilities, she was capable of understanding the nature of a Will and was giving the residue to the Defendant. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sinclair Taylor & Martin commented in their latest newsletter that, as a result of this decision, “charity staff dealing with legacies should be aware that where there is a history of mental illness, there is no presumption of competence and it will be for those persons seeking to rely on the Will to prove the testator’s capacity.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Pilotlight opens applications to charities in London, the South & East Anglia

first_img Melanie May | 7 November 2017 | News Pilotlight opens applications to charities in London, the South & East Anglia Advertisement 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 Pilotlight is looking for charities and social enterprises across London, the South East, South West, and East Anglia to register their interest for its programme, which  connects charities with skilled business professionals with the aim of achieving positive social change.The deadline for applications for the Pilotlight Programme is 24 November. It is open to all charities and social enterprises with an annual turnover of less than £5m. The Programme takes place over 10-12 months. The successful charities will be partnered with a team of four senior business mentors (Pilotlighters) who will coach the charity director for free, meeting once a month, with the aim of enhancing the sustainability, development and growth of the organisation.Pilotlight’s aim as an organisation is to help charities become more resilient and deliver more effective services. For business professionals, Pilotlight enables corporate community engagement, which harnesses skills and enables effective skills-based volunteering at different stages of a person’s career.Successful applicants will be contacted in December to arrange an assessment meeting with the Pilotlight team, with those selected for the programme working on projects from April 2018.David King, Head of Operations at Pilotlight, said:“Pilotlight has recruited more than 1000 business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches for over 500 charitable organisations, which work to help improve the lives of those who need it most. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our charity recruitment drive across London, East Anglia and the South. Our regional recruitment drives always prove to be a success, and I have no doubt this year will be the same.” Tagged with: mentoring  99 total views,  1 views today  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

WW Winter Break

first_imgHello, print readers! Workers World publishes 51 issues every year. This issue is number 51. Next week we’ll be taking our usual annual break and will be back the first week of January 2019. Enjoy the winter solstice while keeping warm and strong for the revolution! See you thenFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

President asked to intercede in detained journalist’s case

first_img TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders and the National Association of Independent Mass Media in Tajikistan (NANSMIT) wrote to Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon today asking him ensure that detained journalist Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov gets a fair trial and an immediate conditional release pending the outcome of the trial. Ismoilov has been unjustly held in connection with his reporting since 23 November 2010. Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media Receive email alerts News Related documents pismo_prezidentu_rahmonu_ismoilov.pdfPDF – 122.25 KB Organisation News to go further Help by sharing this information Nuriddin Karshiboev, NANSMIT Chairman TajikistanEurope – Central Asia News November 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Tajikistan September 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President asked to intercede in detained journalist’s case News #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Jean-François Julliard, Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General May 14, 2021 Find out more Dear Mr. President,The international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders and the National Association of Independent Mass Media in Tajikistan (NANSMIT) would like to share with you their relief at BBC correspondent Urinboy Usmonov’s recent provisional release and we would like to thank you if it was because of your intervention. We are following his trial closely.On the eve of International Day of Solidarity with Journalists, we would now like to draw your attention to the case of Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov, a journalist detained in the northern province of Sughd since 23 November 2010, whose case has similarities with Mr. Usmonov’s. As guarantor of your country’s Constitution and the international conventions it has ratified, we urge you to do everything in your power to ensure respect for the presumption of innocence and a fair trial for Mr. Ismoilov.Mr. Ismoilov is charged with inciting religious and racial hatred (article 189 of the criminal code), blackmail (article 250), defamation (article 135) and insult (article 136) for what he wrote in various publications including the newspaper Nuri Zindagi about alleged corruption by local judicial and political officials. A Sughd provincial court ordered him detained for the duration of the investigation. But there are continuing doubts about the impartiality of the court and the impartiality of the investigation. The local judicial apparatus is acting as both judge and plaintiff in this case because it was the target of Mr. Ismoilov’s articles.We therefore urge you to intercede with the judicial authorities, within the limits of your powers under to constitution, so that an additional investigation can be conducted and so that Mr. Ismoilov’s trial can be transferred to a different location such as Dushanbe and can be heard by a court that is not directly involved.In order to respect the principle of the presumption of innocence, Mr. Ismoilov must also be granted provisional release without delay. Pre-trial detention is a serious measure that seems out of all proportion in this case. He is not in a position to put pressure on witnesses or eliminate evidence. Depriving Mr. Ismoilov of his freedom seems more like an act of personal revenge than an act of impartial justice.As president, you have a duty to ensure that Mr. Ismoilov is treated in a fair and equitable manner and that national and international rules of justice are respected. We trust that you will appreciate the important of our request and will take the appropriate action.Sincerely, RSF_en Read in Russian/ Читать по-русски: August 25, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Police arrest Al-Arabiya journalist

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the arrest of journalist Waël Issam of the Dubai-based TV news station Al-Arabiya on 27 March in Baghdad by Iraqi police, who confiscated videotapes containing newly shot footage.”We know that Al-Arabiya’s executives are in touch with the interior ministry and are doing their best to obtain the release of their journalist,” the press freedom organization said. “We hope this case will be resolved as quickly as possible and that the authorities will present valid reasons to explain their action.”Issam, who had been in Iraq for four days, was arrested when he went back to Baghdad airport. He is currently being held in a police station. Agence France-Presse quoted an interior ministry source as saying the seized videotapes included footage shot in the former rebel stronghold of Fallujah. Al-Arabiya did not confirm this.Aged 26, Issam has been working for Al-Arabiya for two years. Help by sharing this information center_img News to go further News News News RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation March 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police arrest Al-Arabiya journalistlast_img read more

As Olympic Games continue, so does mistreatment of prisoners of conscience

first_imgHuang Qi, a cyber-dissident who has been held in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu since 10 June, is suffering violent stomach aches and headaches as a result of being mistreated while jailed for “subversion” from 2000 to 2005. Charged with “illegal possession of state secrets,” he has still not been able to see a lawyer. All of his requests for release on humanitarian grounds have been rejected.The cyber-dissident Hu Jia, who has been held in Tianjin (200 km east of Beijing) since 8 May, could die because he is not getting the daily treatment he needs for a liver ailment that is the result of a hepatitis B infection. Arrested on 27 December on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority” for posting comments about government policy online, he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on 3 April. All attempts to locate his wife, Zeng Jinyan, and their 8-month-old daughter since the start of the Olympic Games have failed. Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation News March 12, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders added: “Huang, Hu and Sun are not the only ones to suffer from being held in such conditions. A total of 50 cyber-dissidents and 29 journalists are currently imprisoned in China in connection with their work. We call on the international community to press for their release.”Human rights lawyer and cyber-dissident Yang Maodong (better known by the pseudonym of Guo Feixiong) often refuses to eat in protest against prison conditions. His wife, Zhang Qing, says he has been subjected to physical mistreatment, including electric shocks. Given a five-year sentence in November 2007 for “disturbing public order,” he has been held in Meizhou (in Guangdong province) since 13 December 2007. August 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 As Olympic Games continue, so does mistreatment of prisoners of conscience Hada, the onetime publisher of the Voice of Southern Mongolia newspaper, is often mistreated in the prison in Chifeng (in Inner Mongolia) where he is serving a 15-year sentence. Held since 1995, he has not seen the light of day for nearly a year. He is not allowed to talk or read, and does not trust the medicine that the prison guards give him. to go further A regular contributor to the overseas news website Boxun and founder of the now banned newspaper Da Du Shi, he was arrested on 30 May 2007 and was sentenced on 27 June of this year to four years in prison for “illegal possession for firearms.” His wife, He Fang, who also contributes to Boxun, was released after being given a suspended prison sentence. Follow the news on China RSF_en center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the conditions in which some Chinese prisoners of conscience are being held, especially their lack of access to treatment they urgently need. The organisation has received disturbing information about the health of cyber-dissidents Huang Qi and Hu Jia and journalist Sun Lin, and calls on the international community, including the leaders who will attend the Olympic Games closing ceremony, to intercede on their behalf.“Journalists and cyber-dissidents are being held in unacceptable conditions that endanger their health,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We remind the International Olympic Committee that the Olympic Charter says sport must serve ‘the harmonious development of man, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity’.”The press freedom organisation added: “Yet again, the IOC is acting with cowardice and is doing nothing to ensure that the Olympic values are respected in China. We condemn the behaviour of Chinese authorities who deny detainees access to the treatment they need and we call for their immediate release. Reporters without borders has received disturbing information about the health of cyber-dissidents Huang Qi and Hu Jia and journalist Sun Lin, and calls on the international community, including the leaders who will attend the Olympic Games closing ceremony, to intercede on their behalf. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Sun Lin, a journalist better known by the pseudonym of Jie Mu, is jailed in the eastern city of Nanjing, where his sight has deteriorated and he has severe headaches as a result of being beaten in prison. His family has asked if he can see a doctor, but this has been refused. Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Events celebrating LGBTQ pride

first_imgLocal NewsEntertainment What: Odessa Pride.When: 5 p.m. to midnight June 22-June 24.Where: Recovery Room, 2802 N. County Road West. Facebook Events celebrating LGBTQ pride June is Pride Month, and in honor of that, several events have been planned this month to offer LGBTQ West Texans a chance to celebrate and come together.Xavier Garcia, general manager and show director at the Recovery Room, is hosting a weekend of events called Odessa Pride from June 22 to June 24, offering something for everyone from children to adults to spread awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ community.“Pride Month is about being who you are,” Garcia said. “Love who you are and love one another.”The weekend will begin at 9 p.m. June 22 at the Recovery Room, 2802 N. County Road West, with a drag show, featuring famous drag performers Chi Chi LaRue and Jorgeous York as special guests. On Saturday will be an adult carnival for anyone 18 and up, featuring games, contests, and a DJ. The weekend will be capped off Sunday with a family barbecue at 5 p.m., inviting people of all ages to celebrate the weekend with a talent show, an amateur drag show, and various games and prizes.There will be free STD testing offered that weekend and on Sunday there will be LGBTQ counselors at the event to talk to children, families, and anyone with questions about sexual orientation or transgender issues.“You’re not alone is what we want everybody to know,” Garcia said. “People go through issues and we just want everybody there to help them.”Another Pride Month event is taking place in Andrews starting at 4 p.m. June 15. West Texas Pride is a free festival inviting all families to come out and show support for LGBTQ issues. There will be two speakers talking during the festival, as well as live music, food and a drag show inside the community building.“Especially in West Texas, I think it’s important that the LGBTQ community has a voice and that we’re recognized and that we’re visible,” West Texas Pride organizer Ben Gibson said. “We think it’s very important that they know we’re out here and that they don’t feel isolated.”Gibson added that it can be difficult for some people to come out as gay or transgender in West Texas due to the strong sense of religion and conservatism in the region. Garcia agreed with this, and said part of Odessa Pride’s mission is to help improve the local LGBTQ community become more family-oriented.“That’s really important to us, family is first,” Garcia said. “I understand people have their beliefs, we have to respect them as much as we want to be respected by our opinions and our beliefs.”If You Go Pinterest Previous articleCanada and the Departed at Rolling 7’sNext articlePrincipal retiring after more than three decades with ECISD admin By admin – June 8, 2018 Twittercenter_img If You Go WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest What: West Texas PrideWhen: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 15.Where: Pioneer Park, Andrews. Facebooklast_img read more

Letterkenny plan amended after compromise reached with families

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Letterkenny plan amended after compromise reached with families WhatsApp Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – June 2, 2010 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleKeavney concerned that NIB deal may compromise Post Office securityNext articleA Night With The Stars May 2010 News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Plans for the €17 million Eastern Relief Road in Letterkenny have been saved for the time being at least after Town Councillors adopted revised changes to the Letterkenny and Environs Development Plan.The changes were due to be adopted last week but were delayed when councillors learned that three homes were, potentially, in the path of the new road.However last night councillors okayed the changes following a half hour consultation between affected families and road designers.Charlie Kerr, Senior Executive Engineer in Road Design, says this does not mean the proposed Eastern Relief Road in Sallaghagrane and Oldtown will definelty go ahead, but he did praise the affected families for their compromise…………[podcast][/podcast]Emmet Griffin spoke to Highland Radio News on behalf of one of the families, he says they are content with the compromise…………[podcast][/podcast] Newsx Adverts Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

Diving depths of albatrosses

first_imgStudies of diving in seabirds have mainly been confined to penguins, alcids and cormorants. There are few data on the depths to which other seabirds dive although some species are known to have considerable abilities for diving and swimming underwater e.g. shearwaters (Kuroda 1954, Brown et al. 1978), diving petrels (Prince & Jones 1992) and gannets (Adams & Walter 1993).last_img

AG Curtis Hill: Latest Discovery Of Fetal Remains Brings Total Body Count To 2,411

first_imgAuthorities have determined that new fetal remains discovered this week in the trunk of a car in Illinois are the bodies of 165 unborn children, Attorney General Curtis Hill said today. That brings the total count of fetuses discovered in the belongings of the late abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer to 2,411.During his career, Dr. Klopfer is believed to have performed tens of thousands of abortions. Like the 2,246 aborted fetuses found last month at a garage at Dr. Klopfer’s home, the most recently discovered remains are the result of abortions Dr. Klopfer performed from 2000 to 2002 at Indiana clinics located in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend. The remains found on Wednesday are believed to be from 2002.“This is uncharted territory for all of us,” Attorney General Hill said. “We are following the same protocol for these additional 165 fetal remains that we have already established. We remain committed to ensuring that all these unborn children receive a respectful final disposition here in Indiana.”Dr. Klopfer died on Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 79. On Sept. 12, Illinois authorities learned that family members going through Dr. Klopfer’s belongings found preserved fetal remains at his residence — prompting an investigation that remains ongoing. On Oct. 2, Attorney General Hill oversaw the transportation of 2,246 aborted fetuses back to Indiana.This week, on Wednesday, members of the Will County (Illinois) Sheriff’s Office discovered additional remains while searching several vehicles owned by Dr. Klopfer and kept at a business property in Dolton, Illinois. Dr. Klopfer had stored the vehicles in an outdoor gated lot for more than six years, according to information gathered by the Will County Sheriff’s Office. At the property, investigators found a total of eight cars belonging to Dr. Klopfer. In the trunk of one late 1990s Mercedes Benz, they found fetal remains.The Office of the Indiana Attorney General has set up a phone number and email address for the specific use of anyone with possible connections to the fetal remains who may wish to inquire. The email address is [email protected], and the phone number is (317) 234-6663.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more