Trust for London commits £40m to tackling poverty & inequality

first_img  123 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Funding London Melanie May | 13 July 2017 | News Trust for London has launched its 2018-2022 funding strategy with a commitment of nearly £40 million over the next five years to help tackle poverty and inequality in London. Under its new strategy, Trust for London has seven funding programmes addressing key areas of need in the capital:Good Homes and NeighbourhoodsBetter WorkDecent Living StandardsShared WealthPathways to SettlementStronger VoicesConnected CommunitiesTrust for London says it is particularly interested in new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London’s social problems, especially where there is the potential to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes. It is also willing to take risks by supporting unpopular causes and work which government is unlikely to fund.The next deadline for grant application is 1pm on 5th October. Successful grants from this round will go to the February 2018 Grants Committee. As part of its new funding strategy, Trust for London has developed new guidelines on funding, and these are available on its site, along with the application form.Bharat Mehta CBE, chief executive of Trust for London, said:“These guidelines took over a year to develop. We did research on what funding was already available, held consultation sessions and had many individual conversations. It is those people working on the ground who know what communities really need and by listening to those needs, we hope that our commitment to provide nearly £40m of funding over the next five years will make a real difference to the lives of Londoners.“At a time when many things are changing and new opportunities and challenges present themselves, Trusts and Foundations have an important role to play in providing stability for civil society organisations. We will play our part in that. We look forward to receiving our first applications under these new guidelines.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15center_img Trust for London commits £40m to tackling poverty & inequality 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.  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15last_img read more

Sein Hlaing freed after 12 years in prison

first_img US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out more News May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific After 12 years in prison, Sein Hlaing, co-publisher of the cultural magazine Yin-Kyae-Mu, was freed from Tharrawaddy jail on 14 May 2002. The journalist is due to meet Aung San Suu Kyi,on 17 May. Reporters Without Borders and BMA ask for the release of 16 journalists still jailed in Burma. News Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sein Hlaing freed after 12 years in prison RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar After 12 years in prison – and two years before the end of his sentence – Sein Hlaing, co-publisher of the cultural magazine Yin-Kyae-Mu, was freed from Tharrawaddy jail (100 km north of Rangoon) on 14 May 2002. RSF’s correspondent spoke to the journalist by telephone. Sein Hlaing confirmed that he was in good health but said he would need time to readjust to his freedom. He thanked the human rights organisations that have been campaigning for his release. The journalist, who benefited from a special amnesty along with nine other opponents of the military junta, is due to meet Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) on 17 May. Aung San Suu Ki was freed from house arrest on 6 May 2002.Sein Hlaing was arrested by members of the MIS on 9 September 1990, along with the journalist Myo Myint Nyein and the poet Nyan Paw. In November 1990 he was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for having publishing an article entitled “What’s going on?”, which was critical of the attitude of the Burmese army, in the magazine he co-published with Myo Myint Nyein. On 28 March 1996, Sein Hlaing received an additional seven-year sentence for having contributed to a report sent to the United Nations’ special rapporteur for Burma, containing information about prison conditions and the ill treatment of prisoners detained in the Insein jail, and for his involvement in the editing of an underground publication within the prison. After six years in the Insein jail in Rangoon, Sein Hlaing was transferred to N° 3 block in the Tharrawaddy jail.Forty-five-year-old Sein Hlaing was an active member of the NLD from its inception in 1990. He was in charge of the opposition party’s youth section in Rangoon.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) and the Burma Media Association (BMA), an organisation of Burmese journalists in exile, welcomed the release of the journalist, but regretted that the authorities had delayed this decision for so long, given that Sein Hlaing was very weak as a result of the particularly difficult conditions in the prison. RSF and BMA, together with media sponsors and thousands of individuals who signed petitions, had been campaigning for his release for a number of years.As far as RSF is aware, at least sixteen media professionals are still in jail in Burma. The organisation is particularly concerned about the fate of the journalist Sein Hla Oo, whose prison sentence ended in August 2001, but who has still not been freed. In addition, the journalist and NLD founder member, Win Tin, held in Insein jail since 4 July 1989, is in a very weak state after numerous illnesses.– News News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s encourages students to receive vaccination at Sunday’s Flu Fest

first_imgSaint Mary’s will be hosting an outdoor Flu Fest and Blood Drive on Sunday at the lacrosse fields from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Though students can no longer reserve a shot, walk-ins are still accepted. The College is incentivizing students to attend with free food, games and prizes.A Wednesday email from Cynthia Horton-Cavanaugh, the interim director of Health and Counseling, said more than 500 students signed up to get their flu shot at the Fest.“All Saint Mary’s students who attend classes on campus are strongly encouraged to take part in this event,” she said in the email. “Bring your insurance card and we can bill your insurance for you. Otherwise we will bill the $20 vaccination fee to your student account. If you do not have insurance, the flu shot will be covered by the Emergency Fund.” Katie Knisely, assistant athletic trainer and healthcare administrator at Saint Mary’s, noted the importance of receiving a flu shot this year. “Now since the temperature is starting to drop, people will most likely be spending extra time inside of buildings in a confined area with more people and at a greater risk of exposure,” she said.This year’s vaccination has been designed to fight against four different flu viruses, an email from the College said. Knisley said the flu shot can lower one’s risk of getting the flu or other related infections.“Getting the flu shot could help decrease the chances of getting the flu and help prevent co-infections,” she said.Saint Mary’s is working to make the flu vaccine easily accessible through the fest, Knisley said, and The Observer has found many students are planning on attending Sunday’s Flu Fest. Sophomore Kathleen McLeod said she is getting a shot to protect her family and friends from getting sick. “The decision to get [my flu shot] this year was a no brainer,” she said. “I would never want to be responsible for giving the flu to a friend or family member and get them really sick.” Senior JoAnna Keilman  said she wants to maintain her health during the pandemic. “Honestly, I have not gotten my flu shot since I have been in college, and it did not affect me until I got the flu in February,” she said. “I want to take every precaution to stay healthy during this time, especially so we can stay on campus.”Sophomore Lauren Lambros said bringing any virus home is not an option. “My mom has a compromised immune system, so getting vaccinated has always been super important to me just to protect not only my own immune system but hers as well,” she said. “Now with COVID, having a strong immune system is more important than ever to protect ourselves and the members of our SMC community who are immunocompromised.”The first one hundred students who signed up to get their shots will received a free t-shirt from the College. Those attending the event are encouraged to wear short sleeves for easy access to the recipient’s vaccine administration location.Tags: COVID-19, Flu shots, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more