Newman’s Own Foundation offers £134k to UK children’s charities

first_img Howard Lake | 4 June 2015 | News Tagged with: Funding  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Newman’s Own Foundation offers £134k to UK children’s charities  77 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Newman’s Own Foundation is inviting applications from UK charities for grants totalling £134,000 (US$200,000). The funding will be awarded to charities that empower children to overcome extraordinary adverse circumstances.The foundation was established in 2005 by Paul Newman, the late actor and philanthropist. It receives its income from all net profits and royalties made from the sale of Newman’s Own products. It does not fundraise or accept donations.The UK grants are being publicised with help from comedian and TV presenter Harry Hill. He has spoken in the past about being inspired by Paul Newman and the work the Foundation has done both in the UK and worldwide.He said:“Last year I got the chance to meet some of the recipients of the grants and saw the incredible impact the funds had. The Foundation allows charities to obtain funding which supports the fantastic charitable work being done up and down the UK. Paul Newman has always been a huge inspiration for me personally and I wanted to get involved and help spread the word about the grants that UK charities can apply for.”Eligible charities should submit their applications by 12 June 2015. Final grants will be announced on the International Day of Charity on 5 September 2015. Newman’s Own Foundation has already donated over US$430 million (approx. £288 million) around the world, including over US$5 million (approx. £3.39 million) to various UK charities, with this latest initiative. 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.last_img read more

What kind of socialism?

first_imgNot since the days of labor leader Eugene Debs (1855-1926) has a socialist fared well in U.S. presidential elections. Yet candidate Bernie Sanders, who identifies himself as a “democratic socialist,” is growing in popularity.Let us suppose that Sanders could win the presidency. His chances are certainly slim, given the lineup of both parties’ richest backers against him, but nothing is impossible. Many social democrats like Sanders have been elected to high office in Europe. They have extracted some concessions from the ruling classes. But that is not socialism.Nor is Sanders running for the nomination of a party that professes socialism. The Democratic Party has certainly never endorsed it. On the contrary, it has coexisted with the Republican Party as two ruling-class parties solidly in the camp of capitalism. The Democratic Party has also been successful in selling imperialist war to the people, getting them to fight and die not for “democracy” but for corporate domination of the world’s resources.For decades, the Democratic Party also was the party of Southern segregation. But in the North, especially with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration, the party became associated with government programs to alleviate poverty. What has changed is not the leadership of the two capitalist parties or their commitment to the profit system, but the sentiment of the voters. Many, especially the youth, have come to realize that capitalism is responsible for the mind-boggling wealth gap in this country. They want change. Sanders stands for the kind of change carried out by social democratic parties elsewhere that have brought welcome reforms, but that have coexisted with capitalist ownership and control of the means of production.It is this ownership and control that gives the capitalists their power, not only over the economic life but also the politics of the country.What is socialism?Which raises the question, what is real socialism based on? First and foremost, a basic overhaul of the economy to bring about socialism can only begin when the working class flexes its power and takes over the means of production and uses that to solve the problems of poverty and inequality. There is no reason for poverty in this country — or in the world. The level of productivity capable of meeting peoples’ needs is now astounding. A true workers’ government could immediately eliminate poverty by expropriating the property of the rich and planning economic development based on human need, not profit. Why shouldn’t the global working class as a whole own and control the means of production? It is all built by workers in the first place. Why shouldn’t the homeless be sheltered in all the empty mansions and condos that are deserted most of the time, while their wealthy owners jet around the world? Why shouldn’t the overabundance of food produced in this country be used to end world hunger, once and for all?Why shouldn’t every young person be guaranteed an income and health coverage while studying how to move society forward in a sustainable way? Yet — at a time when the planet itself is engulfed in a crisis created by unbridled capitalism — the old political institutions put in place by billionaires’ money still dictate policy. This cannot last.Workers World is committed to building a revolutionary movement for socialism. Elections may be a barometer of shifting opinion, but the movement doesn’t end on election day. It grows with every struggle for social justice — with every strike, every protest, every sit-in. The movement builds working-class solidarity against white supremacy, misogyny, the oppression of LGBTQ2+ people and the scapegoating of im/migrants.Building a truly revolutionary movement holds the key to the future. If you want to fight for real social change, join us! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this A sea change has been taking place in the United States. At last, the polls show that socialism is no longer the “dirty word” it was once, when even to say publicly that you were a socialist — and especially a communist — could mean being ostracized, attacked, fired from your job, even jailed.last_img read more

India gives RIM more time to provide access to BlackBerry services.

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 March 3, 2021 Find out more ——————————————————————————————-08.13.2010India gives Research In Motion deadline of 31 AugustThe Indian authorities yesterday told Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian company that makes the BlackBerry smartphone, that it has until 31 August to provide India’s intelligence agencies with access to BlackBerry’s encrypted email and messaging services or else those services will be shut down in India.Although the demand is being made in the name of national security, it reflects a desire to monitor and even filter communications. But India is taking advantage of the pressure being put on RIM by other countries to blackmail the company itself.The Indian authorities are using the fact that Islamist militants employed mobile phones and satellite phones to carry out the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people. This kind of technology can be put to harmful use, the authorities argue.The Financial Times speculated today that the Indian authorities could also demand access to other encrypted networks such as Google and Skype.RIM tried to reassure users in a statement yesterday, saying it was doing its best to cooperate with governments and satisfy national security concerns while protecting the rights of consumers and corporate clients. It reaffirmed its intention not to reach any specific agreements with individual governments.Saudi Arabia is meanwhile still allowing BlackBerry’s instant messaging service to operate. The Saudi authorities had decided to suspend it on 6 August, but the blocking lasted only a few hours. Talks aimed at finding a compromise are apparently continuing.RIM is nonetheless already cooperating with certain countries. It agreed at the start of the month to block access in Kuwait to more than 3,000 porn sites. to go further In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival IndiaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on India India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media IndiaAsia – Pacific The Indian authorities have again extended the deadline for Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry smartphone’s Canadian manufacturer, to provide them with real-time access to its instant messaging and email services. The original 31 August deadline was extended to 31 October. It has now been extended to 31 January 2011.But aside from giving RIM more time, New Delhi’s demands have remained the same. Without underestimating the importance of national security, Reporters Without Borders thinks it is exaggerated for the Indian security services to want to extend their surveillance to the personal data of smartphone users. The press freedom organisation plans to write to the Indian authorities about this in the next few days. News News News June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en News October 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 India gives RIM more time to provide access to BlackBerry services.last_img read more