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Concern Worldwide (UK) error results in donors being charged 100 times what they pledged

first_imghttps://twitter.com/ConcernUK/status/726328266458562561  152 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  151 total views,  1 views today 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. As of midday, however, there was no mention of the issue or apology on the charity’s Facebook page or Instagram account.While some donors were irritated others have expressed their continued support: refund the full amount, by Friday 6 May if possiblerefund any charges supporters might have incurred as a direct result of the overchargeThe statement added:“The correct value will now be collected on week commencing 16 May and any future Direct Debits will be collected on the first day of the month as previously advised.”To avoid the chance of scammers taking advantage of this, the statement also advised supporters that the charity “will not be asking for any bank details”.The Guardian’s report refers to nearly 25,000 direct debit transactions being affected.The charity’s chief executive Rose Caldwell invited donors with any questions or problems to contact her directly via telephone or email. The error affected some donors in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.Concern Worldwide has processed regular direct debit gifts for over 10 yearsFull responsibilityIn a FAQ section added this morning to the statement, the charity explains:“It was an administrative error. It is not an error made by the bank. We take full responsibility for the mistake.   We cannot apologise enough to those who are affected.”It goes on to answer a dozen or specific questions affected donors might have. For example, it confirms that in more than 10 years of operating direct debit monthly giving it has not made this mistake before.Responding to donorsThe charity has also this morning been apologising and responding to individual donors on Twitter. Howard Lake | 30 April 2016 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 A direct debit processing error by Concern Worldwide in the UK has resulted in some donors being charged 100 times the amount that they had pledged this month, according to The Guardian.In a statement of apology published on its website the charity explained that as a result of the error:“we have requested a larger amount than their normal monthly donation. On discovering this error we did our absolute utmost to stop the payments but unfortunately this was not possible”.It “deeply regretted” the mistake and said that it would be contacting all the donors affected. It will also be investigating how this happened to ensure it does not happen again.It has already published a prominent message of “reassurance to our supporters” on its website’s front page.The charity has undertaken to: Advertisement Similar error by Greenpeace UKAn error with the same result was committed by Greenpeace UK just before Christmas 2006. It affected about 10,000 supporters in the UK who gave by direct debit, each of whom found that 100 times their normal monthly gift had been debited.Greenpeace similarly refunded all donors affected. Tagged with: direct debit Finance Individual giving Northern Ireland Concern Worldwide (UK) error results in donors being charged 100 times what they pledgedlast_img read more

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A Delaware prisoner’s plea for PPE

first_imgThis letter is from a prisoner at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in New Castle County, Delaware. Two prisoners have died from COVID-19 in the Vaughn facility, and a combined 30 more have tested positive for the virus there and at a neighboring Sussex Community Corrections Center. On April 25, the administration finally announced that they would distribute masks to the 2,100 people housed at both facilities — nearly a full month since the first confirmed cases. (tinyurl.com/ybba9h8r) In 2017, prisoners led an uprising at Vaughn. According to Isaiah McCoy, a former inmate there, the prisoners had exhausted all nonviolent means to protest the “inhumane” conditions at the facility. (tinyurl.com/ycuh46cc) Building C, Vaughan Correctional Center.Photo: Sarah Mueller/Delaware Public MediaTo: D.O.C. Warden and Commissioner et al.:Due to the COVID-19 pandemic virus, I am requesting facial masks and sanitizers be distributed out to the prisoner population. So we can minimize and/or prevent the spread of the virus.Here in [redacted] building [minimum security] where I am housed, no masks exist, no hand sanitizers, other than our own soap which is not antibacterial. A small amount of bleach is given to the tier workers to wipe the doorknobs off, but that’s it. Not enough to clean the walls, the floor, or the bathrooms.This is a serious matter and needs to be addressed now before it gets out of control. Otherwise the quarantine area will overflow with countless patients or victims of the deadly virus.This is a serious medical issue and social distancing in a prison setting is difficult to maintain, particularly for those in dormitories and double cells. So for others to get sick is inevitable. It’s important for you to issue a call for masks, sanitizing material, etc., for all buildings![name hidden]April 11, 2020James T. Vaughn Correctional CenterFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Jalil Muntaqim scheduled for release — Free them all!

first_imgThe New York State Parole Board has finally ordered the release of Jalil Muntaqim, aka Anthony Bottom, a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. Imprisoned for nearly 50 years, since he was 19, Muntaqim is one of the longest-held political prisoners in the world.Jalil MuntaqimAt the end of April, the New York State Supreme Court ordered Muntaqim released because both his age and serious medical conditions, including heart disease and chronic respiratory conditions, made him vulnerable to the coronavirus. Before he could be freed, however, Muntaqim contracted COVID-19, became very ill and was hospitalized.Fortunately, he recovered and survived, no thanks to the murderous and unforgiving prison system.Muntaqim was born and raised in Oakland, Calif. He was arrested with Albert “Nuh” Washington after a shoot-out with San Francisco police in 1971, shortly after George Jackson was assassinated at San Quentin prison. Muntaqim was later charged with the shooting of two police officers in Harlem. He was prosecuted with Washington and Herman Bell, both former Black Panther Party members.Washington died in prison in 2000 and Bell was released on parole in 2018.There is still a group of political activists and revolutionaries like Muntaqim who have been held hostage for decades in U.S. prisons for their radical and revolutionary activities against racism, police terror, occupation and U.S. military interventions.Leonard Peltier, Edward Poindexter, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sundiata Acoli, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, and David Gilbert are only a few. For more information about U.S. political prisoners, check out freedomarchives.org and thejerichomovement.com.The Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party welcomes the announcement of the release of Jalil Muntaqim. It is long overdue and every additional day that he spends in prison is a threat to his life.The PSC demands the immediate release of all political prisoners and the abolition of this entire prison system, which only serves to oppress the working class, especially Black and Brown poor people of color.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Limerick inter-faith celebration attracts mass gathering

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick inter-faith celebration attracts mass gatheringBy Liam Togher – August 7, 2014 848 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Photo courtesy of Montassar TliliA UNIQUE inter-religious celebration took place at Doras Luimní last week to mark the end of the Islam fasting month of Ramadan, with almost 50 people of varied faiths – including Jewish and Muslim – congregating for the occasion.The Eid al-Fitr celebration began on Wednesday July 30 with a prayer service and, later that evening, people from a multitude of religious backgrounds, many of whom learned of the event through the Midwest Interfaith Network, came together to learn of the importance of the holiday to believers of Islam.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Najwan El-Magboul, a Muslim lady who has lived in Limerick since 2003, outlined the significance of Eid al-Fitr, saying: “It involves going to the mosque in the morning and praying.“Before prayers there is a wash where we cleanse ourselves in a certain way to prepare for the prayers. This is a big wash; you wash yourself from head to toe and then do the wado, which is done at every prayer ceremony. You always dress nicely and children are dressed up beautifully.“Back home you have friends and neighbours of family, but here we live in different areas. Going to the mosque is important so that we all know each other.”The evening gathering had not originally been intended for the offices of Doras Luimní, but the organisation stepped in at the 11th hour due to the unexpectedly high attendance.Najwan’s friend Etan Blass, a Jewish resident of Henry Street, had planned to host the celebration, but it became evident that his apartment would not take the crowd.He explained: “We had an event in my apartment in June when there was a Jewish holiday. Najwan and her friend had me over for dinner during Ramadan, even though Najwan was fasting, and I was curious as to when was the next big Muslim holiday because maybe we could do something for it like we did for the Jewish holiday.“They mentioned Eid al-Fitr and I said let’s do it. That’s how it came about and it grew to the point where it was too big for my apartment. Najwan had a relationship with Doras Luimni and they came through. They were amazing.” Twittercenter_img Previous articleSchool kitted out for Jerseys of Champions fundraiserNext articleGiant opportunity for Limerick business Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. WhatsApp TAGSDoras LuimníEid al-FitrEtan Blassfeaturedfull-imageIslamNajwan El-MagboulprayerRamadanreligion No vaccines in Limerick yet Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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Today in History

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsUS News WhatsApp Pinterest Today in History Twitter Previous articleChiefs’ Reid: ‘My heart bleeds’ for those in son’s car crashNext articleBackstrom, who won 6 Stanley Cups with Montreal, dies at 83 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

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Dr. A R Lakshmanan, Former Supreme Court Judge, Passes Away

first_imgTop StoriesDr. A R Lakshmanan, Former Supreme Court Judge, Passes Away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Aug 2020 8:18 PMShare This – x Dr Justice AR Lakshmanan(78) , former judge of Supreme Court of India and former Chairman of Law Commission of India passed away today morning .Cremation will take place at his native place Devakottai (Tamil Nadu) today at 11.30 AM.He studied law in Chennai. Before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2002, he served as a judge on the Madras High Court and Kerala High Court. He was…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?Login Dr Justice AR Lakshmanan(78) , former judge of Supreme Court of India and former Chairman of Law Commission of India passed away today morning .Cremation will take place at his native place Devakottai (Tamil Nadu) today at 11.30 AM.He studied law in Chennai. Before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2002, he served as a judge on the Madras High Court and Kerala High Court. He was also appointed as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court in 2000 and Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2001. He retired in 2007.Next Storylast_img read more

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Granting of planning applications differ across Donegal

first_img Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp There were 1672 planning applications received in Donegal in the first ten months of the year, with 708 of them decided within two months.Of the five Municipal Districts, 405 were received in Inishowen, 393 in Letterkenny, 367 in Glenties, 309 in Donegal and 199 in Stranorlar.Of the 1673 planning applications received in Donegal up to the end of October, 1009 were granted, 268 were deemed invalid, 152 were refused, and 523 were deferred.The largest number of applications, 405, was received in Inishowen. However, the Letterkenny Municipal District had slightly more applications granted at 230, against 218 in Inishowen.The highest number of refusals, 39, was in the Glenties Municipal District, with 39 rejections, compared to 34 in Inishowen and 33 in Letterkenny.Meanwhile, councillors in Inishowen have been told that there are 213 outstanding enforcement cases on record in the district. October saw 4 new cases received and 14 cases closed.Members were told the reason for the high number of outstanding cases was that enforcement staff had been re-assigned to rural regeneration. Previous articleCrucial pipe replacement works to start in Finn Valley next monthNext articleRestoring Carndonagh footbridge & riverwalk could be a step closer News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Granting of planning applications differ across Donegal DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – December 19, 2018 last_img read more

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Recolonisation of meiofauna after catastrophic iceberg scouring in shallow Antarctic sediments

first_imgA series of 10 samples from sediment in and adjacent to a shallow coastal iceberg scour at Signy Island, Antarctica, were taken by hand coring from 17 December 1993 until 23 August 1994. Scouring by the iceberg led to more than a 95% decrease in meiofaunal abundance and to a certain degree of reduction in diversity. Nematodes were always the most dominant group of meiofauna. The return of major meiofauna groups to control levels was accomplished in 30 days, although a decrease in abundance on the 50th day made interpretation difficult. The pioneering meiofaunal colonisers were copepods and ostracods, followed by nematodes. Microlaimus sp.1 was dominant among the nematodes throughout the whole period. Epistratum feeders and non-selective deposit feeders were highly dominant over selective deposit feeders and predators/omnivores. The Maturity Index, a measure for stress within nematode communities, was relatively low at all times and in controls, which indicates that r-strategists prevail in this community. In spite of the catastrophic destruction, nematode community structure was not affected by the iceberg impact, and there was no evidence of succession during recovery. This suggests that the nematode community in the shallow subtidal coast at Signy Island is well adapted to ice disturbance.last_img read more

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Southern Utah wins first game of spring, 34-24 over Cal Poly

first_imgMarch 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Southern Utah wins first game of spring, 34-24 over Cal Poly FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Miller completed 21-of-28 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns, and Southern Utah scored 24 unanswered points in the first half to cruise past Cal Poly 34-24 for its first win of the spring season.Southern Utah spoiled coach Beau Baldwin’s debut with Cal Poly, after he spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator at California. Two of Miller’s touchdowns were to Brandon Schenks, covering 73 and 12 yards, and the other was David Atencio’s 13-yarder. Southern Utah snapped a 15-game losing streak against Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.Jalen Hamler was 22-of-34 passing for 272 yards and three touchdowns for Cal Poly. Written by Tags: Big Sky/SUU Thunderbirds Football Associated Presslast_img read more

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USS Jason Dunham sailor dies during small boat operations

first_img View post tag: USS Jason Dunham A US Navy sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) died from injuries sustained during small boat operations on July 8.According to the US Naval Forces Central Command, the sailor was medically evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan, and was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m., local time.The navy said the circumstances of the death were under investigation, adding that the identity of the sailor would be released 24 hours following notification of family members.Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Jason Dunham is deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.The Norfolk-based destroyer started its deployment in June and visited ports in Portugal and Israel prior to the accident. Photo: Illustration: USS Jason Dunham worked with the Egyptian Navy several days before the accident. Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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