276 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 Melanie May | 12 October 2018 | News New supporter relationship platform delivers organisation-wide view for Unicef UK 275 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Unicef UK has implemented a new supporter relationship management platform that gives it an organisation-wide view of its supporters and their preferences.The new platform, implemented by Giveclarity and powered by Salesforce, is a bespoke cloud-based CRM solution and is the largest implementation of the Salesforce Non Profit Cloud in Europe, according to Giveclarity. It has been implemented with the aim of improving Unicef UK‘s understanding of supporters and help it develop a more focused, personalised and engaging supporter journey, with all fundraising, campaigning and programme delivery managed through it.The platform integrates all supporter communications and fundraising into a single multichannel solution, including on- and offline activity, major donor campaigns, trust and grant management, long-term legacy programmes, donations processing and Gift Aid collections.Mark Devlin, Chief Operating Officer, Unicef UK said:“This is a major project for Unicef UK that will transform our supporters’ experience. A fuller view of every interaction will provide a deeper appreciation of what most interests our supporters about Unicef’s work and importantly how they prefer to receive communication from us. “This will help us to communicate more effectively and relevantly with them. As our committed supporter base continues to grow, this directly enables Unicef to increase the impact of our protection, education, hygiene, nutrition and vaccination programmes for the world’s most vulnerable children. Therefore, it is vital we ensure that all our supporters feel valued, understood and informed about the work they are enabling. Giveclarity’s experience in the sector and their Salesforce expertise made them the right partner in our development process.”Giveclarity won the project with Unicef UK following a competitive tender process and helped Unicef UK to unite all of its data to create a single supporter view with visibility across all data sources and channels that feed in to and out of the organisation.The solution uses Salesforce Non Profit Cloud for CRM, Salesforce Service Cloud for Supporter Care, Salesforce Marketing Cloud for mass email, Clarity Gift Aid for Gift Aid collections, Clarity Banking for direct debits, Jitterbit and Clarity Data Transform for importing third party files. 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.
GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Organisation GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Follow the news on Germany Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further RSF calls for journalists protection against BND surveillance June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts The need for special protection of communications between media professionals and their sources has now been recognized by law for the first time. However, despite certain improvements, the legislators are failing to protect foreign media workers from digital surveillance and from the possibility of the information gathered by the BND being misused by authoritarian states. In May 2020, after reviewing a complaint lodged by RSF and several international journalists, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe ruled that the legal basis for the mass surveillance of global internet traffic by the BND was unconstitutional. Among other stipulations, it ordered that the BND Act be revised to include provisions to better protect the confidentiality of communications in confidential relationships of trust (Vertraulichkeitsbeziehungen) between media professionals and their sources.”The law does not meet the requirements of the Court’s ruling, let alone the requirement, based on human rights, to find an appropriate balance between security interests and the right to confidentiality of communications,” said Christian Mihr, Executive Director of RSF Germany. Little has changed in terms of actual surveillance practices. The BND is allowed to continue to spy on communications on a massive scale, and has even been given additional hacking powers. It can collect revealing data on media professionals and their contacts without restrictions, and pass it on to other intelligence services. We are therefore considering taking the matter back to the Constitutional Court.”In December 2020, the German government passed a draft act that was sharply criticized by RSF. Among other things, RSF objected to the continuation of the practice of passing on unfiltered traffic data, such as information on who communicates with whom and when by email, along with the corresponding subject lines. It also criticized that under the new law the BND itself will be responsible for deciding who qualifies as a journalist and therefore enjoys the corresponding protection. This runs counter to the objective of appropriate oversight of the intelligence agency, RSF argued.RSF’s efforts to have the law revised to guarantee better protection for media workers were endorsed by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro, among others. At the beginning of March, criticism echoing RSF’s concerns about the draft act was voiced at an expert panel meeting in the Committee of Internal Affairs, which is the lead committee on this matter. Several legal experts also expressed concerns about the constitutionality of the draft act. As a result, the committee decided to make certain improvements to the government’s draft. For example, the text now stipulates that the process by which the BND decides which relationships fall into the category of confidential relationships of trust must be documented, a step which is meant to facilitate the independent review of such decisions made by the intelligence service. Likewise, the criteria for BND surveillance of journalistic communication in situations in which Germany’s internal security is considered to be in danger have been tightened.However, despite these changes, the key points of criticism voiced by RSF remain unaddressed. By allowing the BND to continue to collect, analyse and pass on the traffic data of media professionals and their contacts to other intelligence agencies without restrictions, the law leaves the current surveillance practices for the most part unchanged. It makes a dubious distinction between the personal information of those whose communications enjoy special protection and supposedly non-personal data or device data, which often reveal just as much about a specific individual and their contact networks and behaviour.In addition, oversight of the intelligence agency remains fragmented; the powers of the individual oversight bodies are too limited, especially in view of the rapid advances in surveillance technology. At the same time, the law gives the BND new powers to hack foreign servers and systems, thus further expanding the intelligence services’ scope for state surveillance. In view of these significant shortcomings, RSF Germany and the Society for Civil Rights (GFF) are considering filing another constitutional complaint.Germany is ranked 11th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News News News As the German Bundestag passed the federal government’s draft to reform the Federal Intelligence Service Act (or BND Act), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) considers the new hurdles that the law creates regarding the surveillance of journalists and their sources within the framework of Foreign-Foreign Communications Intelligence by the BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, to be inadequate. News May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en March 30, 2021 German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom February 8, 2021 Find out more
Guwahati: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today jointly announced Haryana as the host state for the fourth edition of Khelo India Youth Games, currently scheduled to take place after the Tokyo Olympics next year. The Games will be held in Panchkula in Haryana. The announcement was made via video conferencing on Saturday, July 25, in the presence of Sports Minister of Haryana Sandeep Singh, Secretary of Sports Shri Ravi Mital and Director General of Sports Authority of India, Sandip Pradhan.”I am very happy to announce Haryana as the host state for the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. Khelo India Games, envisioned by our Prime Minister, has been instrumental in identifying grassroots level talent from across the country, who have represented India in international sporting events. It is the Mahakumbh of sport. Haryana already has a very strong sporting culture and has given the country some of its best athletes. I am sure that with the Games being hosted in the state, more and more aspiring athletes from Haryana will be motivated to take up the competitive sports” Rijiju said.Star Sports will be the Official Broadcast Partner of the Khelo India Youth Games “Star Sports has catapulted the Khelo India Youth Games into an annual event in the country’s sporting calendar. When a young athlete sees himself or herself on a national television channel, it not just motivates the athlete, but also other youngsters watching the broadcast to take on sport as a serious career. I am very happy that the partnership is being continued”, Rijiju said, after making the announcement.During the announcement, Manohar Lal Khattar said, “As a state, Haryana has always promoted sports in a big way and supported its athletes. Hosting the Khelo India Youth Games in Haryana will only add greater impetus to our commitment towards creating a strong sporting ecosystem.”It needs mention here that Haryana has been consistently doing well in all three editions of KIYG. While they came second in the KIYG 2019 and 2020 editions (200 medals in 2020 and 159 medals in 2019) they emerged at the most superior side in the KIYG 2018 edition with 102 medals (38 gold, 26 silver, 38 bronze).Also Watch: #NewsMakers: People With Disabilities Coping With Covid
Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are seeking witnesses to an unauthorised taking of a vehicle in Bridgend last night (Mon).A tourist in the area had parked their car, a black Nissan Micra 171 D 22040 outside a restaurant and went in for something to eat.When inside she realised that she must have dropped her car keys and she then realised that the car had been stolen when she went back outside. The timeframe for the theft of the car was between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.Gardaí are urging anyone who was in the area with a dash-cam and who may have captured the car on it or anyone who witnessed anything that might assist with our enquiries to call Buncrana on 074-9320540.Any sightings of this car should be reported immediately to Garda’s confidential line on 1800 666 111.Witness appeal following car theft in Bridgend was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
An Inishowen community group has hit out at dumpers who vandalised a community clothes bank in the area. The Fahan Community Group said bags filled with garden cuttings and household waste had been dumped in the clothes bank at the Fowler Hall in Tooban over the summer – only to be found when the recycling company came to collect.The local group receives a couple of hundred euro each time a full clothes bin is collected. The Heritage group, who use the money to put back into the local community, are currently working on the Fahan graveyard project where work on the restoration of the 7th century Mura’s Cross is continuing.It is understood that those involved left behind identifiable materials, a matter a group spokesperson said would be taken further if they didn’t stop.A spokesperson for the Fahan Community Group said: “We’re are asking the people involved to stop or the matter will be taken further.”Concern expressed as vandals spoil clothes bank in Inishowen was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:FahanInishowen
GANGNEUNG, South Korea >> Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month’s Winter Olympics, which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program.The North Koreans are the second and final batch of 22 athletes from their country who have won special entries from the International Olympic Committee for the Feb. 9-25 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. A dozen North Korean female hockey players came last …
Despite his planned absence, Curry went through a full practice Thursday morning before the team departed for Seattle. With the all-star guard out, Kerr said more minutes … OAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up Day 8 of training camp Thursday afternoon.Here are three takeaways from the session.Two all-stars out for Seattle preseason game.Stephen Curry will not play in Friday’s preseason matchup vs the Kings, nor travel with the team to Seattle for personal reasons, the team announced.
Newcastle icon Shearer gives glowing praise for Longstaff brothersby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United legend Alan Shearer was full of praise from the Longstaff brothers after Sunday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United. Playing alongside brother Sean in midfielder on his debut, Matty Longstaff scored the winning goal to cap off a memorable day at St. James’ Park.”What an amazing day for the Longstaff family. Well done and congratulations,” Shearer wrote on Twitter.Speaking on Match of the Day, Shearer added: It had energy, it had legs in midfield, it had good shape and dangerous at times on the counter attack but the stars of the show were the two brothers in midfield, Sean and Matty. Wow!”From the first minute Sean got stuck in, won the ball and put Newcastle on the front foot. It’s what they did. It got the crowd up, (it gave them) a little bit of energy that was obviously missing last weekend and it was a sign of things to come (in the first minute).”Matty wasn’t frightened to have a go at all. Look at his brother before he hit the bar saying ‘Go on, have a shot Wor Kid – just hit it!’ And he did! Steve described it as the enthusiasm of him and his brother spraying the ball around – both of them can do that, no problem at all if you give them time on the ball.”Sean’s long ball to Almiron, a lovely weighted pass – he didn’t need to take that touch, just hit it now. But the pass from Sean was fantastic. They linked well together, they understand each other’s game and it was keeping Newcastle going forward.”His goal: what a moment for him, what a moment for his family. What an unbelievable strike and momen for him. It will stay with him for his whole life.”The two of them were fantastic and his Dad should be very, very proud. What an unbelievable day for them and a great day for Newcastle, because they needed that result.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
VANCOUVER — A family of five has been airlifted to hospital in serious condition after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning in Barriere, B.C.Shannon Miller of Emergency Health Services says a quick acting 911 caller was able to get everyone out of the home this morning, even though two of the family members were unconscious.She says paramedics arrived within ten minutes and their carbon monoxide detectors showed high levels of the odorless and colourless gas. The two people in most serious condition were airlifted and the other three were transported by ground to nearby Kamloops, then all five were taken by air ambulance to Vancouver in serious but stable condition.In a separate incident in Vancouver yesterday, 13 people were taken to hospital and Miller says at least three other cases occurred last week in the Lower Mainland.She says paramedics responded to seven carbon monoxide poisonings in November and they see about 100 cases each year.The Canadian Press
It’s buyout season in the NBA, meaning that washed-up, out-of-favor or otherwise disgruntled veterans have begun to make their way to contenders. Specifically, Deron Williams and Jose Calderon have (or will soon have) new teams. Williams appears to be headed to Cleveland, where he’d become the latest in a long line of faded stars and aged role players to team up with LeBron, while Calderon seems likely to wind up in Golden State.Neither move would likely change how deep Cleveland or Golden State goes in the playoffs, but both players could fill key roles for the defending finalists.Deron WilliamsWilliams, who has already cleared waivers and has reportedly informed the Cavs that he’ll sign with them, has had a rough year in Dallas, being displaced in the rotation by Seth Curry, Devin Harris and Yogi Ferrell. He’s averaging 13.1 points and 6.9 assists in 29.3 minutes on the season but has seen his role cut considerably since January. But even though Williams’s overall stats remain down and he clearly isn’t the player he was earlier in his career, there’s a chance that he’ll fill the specific needs of the Cavs.LeBron James has publicly called for Cleveland to add another point guard to its roster after the departure of Matthew Dellavedova to restricted free agency, and the stats bear out the claim: The Cavaliers have only three players with an assist rate over 10 percent:1Basketball Reference.com’s assist rate is an estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while he was on the floor. LeBron (41.9), Kyrie Irving (30), and 21-year-old backup point guard Kay Felder. This season, Williams has a 40 percent assist rate, which may not be the best gauge of point guard play on its own but could be a good indicator that he can help the Cavs.While the Cleveland offense is known for ball movement and numerous 3-point shooters, it also relies on having a player initiate the offense using ball screens and drives. That’s what draws the defense’s attention away from the other, off-ball actions that spring Kyle Korver or Richard Jefferson open. Williams should help to keep those skills on the floor when James and Irving take a rest. According to Synergy Sports Technology, Williams scores 89.9 points per 100 possessions as a pick-and-roll ball handler (this is fairly good) and outperforms Felder in nearly every scoring category.Williams obviously won’t solve all of the Cavs’ problems — for that, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith will need to return healthy and ready for the playoff run, and Andrew Bogut, who has secured his release from the Philadelphia 76ers and is expected to sign in Cleveland, will have to help hold down the fort until they return. But if Williams can do even a passable job at alleviating the playmaking deficiency that’s forced James into long minutes, he may prove just as crucial as either of those players.Jose CalderonCalderon was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers and is reportedly leaning toward the Warriors as his preferred destination. Calderon would be the Warriors’ third point guard, behind Stephen Curry and Shaun Livingston, so his role would be smaller in Oakland than Williams’s would be in Cleveland, but adding shooting off the bench is key for Golden State, which has surprisingly few dead-eye shooters on the roster behind Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. When Did Sports Become So Political? Related: Hot Takedown Calderon has never been a lockdown defender, and rarely even a serviceable one, but he’s always balanced that out by being one of the most efficient offensive players in the game, picking up a 50-40-90 season along the way. This season, his shooting numbers are all way off of his career norms — 41.6 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from three, and a 50.8 true shooting percentage — though he’s also played fewer than 300 minutes on the season.During his longest stretch of extended action — an eight-game run in November and December during which he was pressed into starting — Calderon looked more like himself, posting a 60.2 true shooting percentage and 34.6 assist percentage. He also put up a 116 defensive rating to a 107 offensive rating, and the Lakers dropped five of those eight, so he wasn’t exactly a game-changer. But in a spot-role for the Warriors, he wouldn’t need to be.Most relevant to a job with the Warriors is Calderon’s 39.3 percent shooting on spot-up threes, making him, at worst, one more piece of shooting on a team that runs on the stuff.Check out our latest NBA predictions.