CAF launches Charities’ Online Accounts Awards

first_imgIn order to qualify, online accounts and reports will have to comply fully with the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) published by the Charity Commission. Entries will be judged on financial reporting accuracy, ease of access to the report from the Web site’s homepage, innovation, value for money and ease of navigation.Howard Lake, a member of the judging panel and publisher of UK Fundraising, the leading online resource for charity and non-profitfundraisers, said: “It is estimated that about 53% of charities in the UK have their own Web site and we hope this figure rises quickly. Not only does making information available online help keep costs down, it is an opportunity to reach a larger number of potential donors. And more often than not, these donors want to take a look at the charity’s accounts and get an idea of how their money will be spent.”Graham Ward, Chair of the Judging Panel and a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said: “The internet offers charities an effective way of promoting their causes to a national and international audience. The charity’s Web site is an ideal place for displaying high-quality annual reports and accounts. In making these awards, we hope to provide abenchmark for quality and best practice in this sector.”Entries must be received by 30 June 2003. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has changed the emphasis of its annual accounts awards to focus on online publishing and distribution. The revamped awards still offer a £2,000 prize.Sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales(ICAEW) and the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the Charities’ Online Accounts Awards offer prizes of £2,000 to those non-profit organisations with the best online annual report and accounts.The awards are designed to encourage greater transparency and use of the Web. The competition is divided into four income categories: over £2 million; £500,000 to £2 million; £100,000 to £500,000 and less than £100,000. The winner from each category will receive a cash prize of £2,000, a free passto attend one of CAF’s charity conferences and a winner’s seal to display ontheir Web site. Runners-up will each receive a seal of recognition for their Web sites and a Certificate of Excellence. Advertisement  38 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 Researching massive growth in giving. CAF launches Charities’ Online Accounts Awardscenter_img Howard Lake | 18 March 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Digital Financelast_img read more

Bombay High Court Dismisses Bail Application Of Gautam Navlakha In Bhima Koregaon Case- Read Order

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Dismisses Bail Application Of Gautam Navlakha In Bhima Koregaon Case- Read Order Sharmeen Hakim8 Feb 2021 1:52 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday rejected the bail application of senior journalist and activist – Gautam Navlakha – an accused in the Elgar Parishad – Maoist links case. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik passed the order on a criminal appeal filed by Navlakha against an order of the special court, which rejected his application for default bail in…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?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday rejected the  bail application of senior journalist and activist – Gautam Navlakha – an accused in the Elgar Parishad – Maoist links case. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik passed the order on a criminal appeal filed by Navlakha against an order of the special court, which rejected his application for default bail in June, last year. He is in prison since his surrender on April, 14 2020.”We see no reason to interfere with the order of the trial court”, said the Court. Navlakha sought default bail on the grounds that the National Investigating Agency (NIA) had failed to file their chargesheet within the stipulated period of 90 days. The NIA, however, contended that Navlakha was under house arrest for 34 days, between August 29 to October 1, 2018, which was declared illegal by the Delhi High Court. Therefore, it could not be included in his custody period. The civil liberties activist, through his lawyers Kapil Sibal and Yug Chaudhry, submitted that Navlakha was placed under house arrest, following an order of the court, therefore it would be termed as judicial custody. The order had restricted his movement, making his plea for release, under section 167(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), valid. Sibal had argued the NIA sought an extension to file their chargesheet, on June 29, last year. By then Navalakha had spent nearly 100 days in prison, taking into account 34 days of custody. Additional solicitor general SV Raju, representing NIA, argued that the date an accused was produced before the court was relevant not the date of arrest while deciding if she/he should be granted default bail or not. The Maharashtra police had arrested Navlakha on August 28, 2018 in connection with an FIR lodged following the ‘Elgar Parishad’ held on December 31, 2017 and the Bhima Koregaon violence, a day after. Through the nationwide crackdown on activists and academics, connected to the conference, the police claimed to bust a larger maoist conspiracy. The case was later handed over to the NIA. Navlakha’s arrest and subsequent house arrest in August, 2018, was declared illegal by the Delhi High Court. Navlakha then approached the Sessions Court, followed by the High Court and Supreme Court for anticipatory bail. The Supreme Court, on March 16, 2020, directed Navlakha to surrender within three weeks, after rejecting his bail application. His plea seeking an extension in view of the coronavirus pandemic was also rejected. Following this Navlakha surrendered on April 14. Click here to download OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: UNDATED (AP) — USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call.DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.”DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKTrack world championships could be delayed a year Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOKYO OLYMPICS POSTPONEDVirus forces postponement of Summer OlympicsTOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee has decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  The announcement was a nod to the reality that training and qualifying schedules have been ruptured beyond repair as the coronavirus spreads.Next up for the organizers is picking a date when it might be safe again to hold such a massive event. They’ll also have to rearrange the 2021 global sports calendar.TOKYO OLYMPICS POSTPONED-BACHIOC chief cites ‘alarming’ numbers on virus Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed.Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.”The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.TOKYO OLYMPICS POSTPONED-CYCLINGUS cycling chief: Athletes agree with postponing games March 24, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed.World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.NFL-FALCONS-REYNOLDS Falcons sign linebacker ReynoldsFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a contract with free-agent linebacker LaRoy Reynolds.Reynolds played in 15 games with Cincinnati in 2019. The 29-year-old Reynolds has played with five NFL teams, including 2016-17 with the Falcons, in seven NFL seasons. He is expected to add depth and contribute on special teams.The Falcons needed to add depth at linebacker after De’Vondre Campbell signed a one-year deal with Arizona.Reynolds had six tackles in 15 games with the Bengals last season. Reynolds played in 16 games with Philadelphia in 2018. He also has played for Jacksonville and Chicago.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

‘Valorant’ patch notes 1.0: New agent, map and game mode added for game’s release

first_imgWidened mid-lane chokepoint, added in crates and boxes while opening it up for a better sightline.New game mode: Spike RushRiot Games added in the Spike Rush game mode, which simplifies the normal game mode; each player spawns with a spike and the same weapon.Here’s a full round from the brand new Spike Rush game mode in #VALORANT.- All Attacking players spawn with a Spike- Everyone has the same weapon each round- Orbs are scattered across the map with unique buffs- First to four round wins— Valorant News (@ValorantUpdates) June 2, 2020Competitive modeNot available at launch as Riot Games continues to improve user experience and prepare it for esports competition. MiscellaneousFixed framerate drops during combatDying to a non-enemy will not grant ultimate pointsAdded chat restrictions for repeat offendersVarious bug and UE fixes As expected and promised, Riot Games levied some nerfs and buffs to its current playable characters, while adding in Reyna, a Mexican agent, to the already 10 playable agents in the game. Riot has also added Ascent, a new map which invites some more open fighting as opposed to flanks.So without further ado, your first official patch from Riot Games and their new game “Valorant:”MORE: ‘Valorant’ Agent and abilities list — What to know about every agent in the game’Valorant’ patch notes 1.0Agent updatesSage: Healing Orb cooldown increased to 45 seconds from 30Barrier Orb health decreased from 1000 to 800Barrier Orb duration decreased to 30 from 40Barrier Orb now shows up on teammates mini-mapRazeBlast Pack damage radius decreased from 2 meters to 1 meterJettCloud Burst duration decreased from 7 seconds to 4 secondsTailwind ability breaks free of Cypher’s TrapwiresPhoenixBlaze duration increased to 8 seconds from 6 secondsBlaze damage increased from 15 every 0.25 seconds to 1 every 0.033 secondsBlaze healing increased from 3 every 0.25 second to 1 every 0.16 secondsHot Hands healing decreased from 3 every 0.25 seconds to 1 every 0.08s secondCurveball max flash duration increased from 0.8 seconds to 1.1 secondRun it Back ability automatically reloads all weapons on respawnOmenParanoia is now equipped instead of quickcast; close-range hit detection improvedDark Cover now allows Omen to see through walls in a “phaser” world, and can place smokes accordinglyDark Cover controls updated to allow for adjustable range on smoke bomb throwsShrouded Step now shows where Omen can teleportFrom the Shadow can now be canceled mid-teleport, but loses ultimate points if canceledMap updatesAscentRiot introduces an Italy-based map with an open mid-area, inviting skirmishes.NEW MAP! Ascent: UNIQUE Feature: DOORS you can Toggle Open and Close! These doors can be shot at and Broken, indicated by the light going from Green -> Red #VALORANT— Valorant Leaks (@ValorLeaks) June 1, 2020Split Happy “Valorant” release day.With the beta long gone, “Valorant” is officially live — and free — for PC users everywhere, and in typical 2020 fashion, we have our first patch before the game was even released. last_img read more