Billy Connolly on compassion fatigue

Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people  88 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Billy Connolly on compassion fatigue “Like me”, he said, “you’ve probably read in the newspaper, or heard from some branch of the media or other, about compassion fatigue and like me too you’ve probably believed that such a thing existed, like compassion was some kind of finite substance and you could run out of it. If you use too much somehow you don’t have compassion left any more. “Oh, I’ve been far too compassionate this month. I’ll be cold heart next month”.“What nonsense! If you can just change compassion to love, you can see how ridiculous it is. “I’ve got love fatigue. I’ve only got a wee bit of love to go round.”“Crap! Let me tell you something. You have been impressive so far with the money you’ve given, the time and the energy you’ve given to these amazing causes and it isn’t easy – it’s a long-term commitment – whether it’s because of war or some political disturbance or famine or natural disaster. It is a very long-term commitment.“Even right here, for instance, in Mozambique the water’s very dirty and people wash their clothes and animals go in it and all sorts and they used to drink it. But now there’s little wells being dug for fresh drinking water and this kind of thing goes on and on and on. It’s a long-term project and it’s great to stand here and say I’m very proud of you. Don’t listen to talk about compassion fatigue.”Wine Relief’s “The Good Nose” magazine costs £1 of which 90p will be donated to Comic Relief. Howard Lake | 2 March 1999 | News “Don’t listen to talk about compassion fatigue”, argued comedian Billy Connolly in his 1995 film in Mozambique for Comic Relief. This year’s Wine Relief magazine for Comic Relief republishes his stirring call to give and keep giving.Wine Relief, in support of this month’s Comic Relief campaign, has published a magazine which includes the text of Billy Connolly’s criticism of the concept of “compassion fatigue” which he explained in his 1995 film “Return to Nose and Beak”, filmed in Mozambique.It is a stirring and compelling call to donors and indirectly to fundraisers. Advertisement 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. read more

Institute of Fundraising aims to protect charities’ revenue from lotteries

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute of Fundraising aims to protect charities’ revenue from lotteries  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 September 2002 | News The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Law Association are working to secure revenue from charity lotteries and lottery-type promotions.The organisations have submitted a joint response to the Government Consultation on the law on prize competitions. They believe that the current and longstanding public policy that lotteries must benefit good causes is in jeopardy because of proposed changes to prize competition laws.The submission calls calls for the definitions of ‘lotteries’ (games determined by chance) and ‘prize competitions’ (games involving skill) to be amplified to deal with twenty-first century developments such as premium-rate lines, text messages and the Internet and to ensure that charities continue to benefit from the proceeds of lotteries. Advertisement Andrew Watt, Head of Policy at the Institute of Fundraising said, “Any distinction between the two activities must be effectively regulated and enforced and there must be parity in regulation.” 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.last_img read more

Institute extends policy helpline to Facebook and Twitter

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 March 2013 | News  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Susan Luxford, the Institute’s new Digital Communications Manager, said: “These enquiries come from the very biggest to the very smallest charities, community groups, professionals and individuals with an ill family member. There’s a need for good advice, and we’ve developed a way of ensuring that we provide support in ways that meet people’s needs. The Institute’s policy helpline will be available on Twitter and Facebook from Friday 8 March 2013. The first online helpline session will run from 10:00 until 12:00. To take part, ask your questions to @ioftweets on Twitter using the #iofhelp hashtag, or on the Institute’s Facebook fan page wall. Tagged with: Digital Facebook Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Twittercenter_img The Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) policy helpline service is being extended to Twitter and Facebook from Friday this week. The membership body is working to extend the way that policy staff give support to members and the public alongside the existing telephone helpline.At first the online helpline will be available on the first Friday of every month, but the Institute aims to increase that to a weekly session.Last year the Institute’s policy team dealt with 1,500 phone enquiries and 1,200 via email from its 5,200 individual members and the general public. Advertisement Institute extends policy helpline to Facebook and Twitter 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.last_img read more

Beach volleyball finishes weekend 2-2 in Gamecock Challenge

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter TCU vs University of Louisiana Monroe beach volleyball in Fort Worth, Texas on February 25, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Previous articleNo. 15 baseball sweeps Kansas State in Big 12 openerNext articleHoroscope: March 27, 2018 Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Jonathan Abraham Jonathan Abraham Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Jonathan Abraham ReddIt Jonathan Abraham Twitter Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season printTCU beach volleyball split the Gamecock Challenge Sunday as the Horned Frogs picked up the win over UNCW before falling to No. 8 South Carolina to end the challenge in Columbia, South Carolina.In the matchup against the Seahawks, the combo of Brooke Sassin and Jordan Westendorff were victorious over UNCW’s Raquel Rooney and Jaime Thomas 22-20, 21-15. TCU’s Jensyn Bledsoe and Molly Scheel also won their match 21-14, 21-11. With the battle tied at 2, Jaelyn Greene and Jillian Bergeson pulled off a nail-biting victory 21-14. 18-21, 21-19 to seal a win for the Horned Frogs.In the loss to the host Gamecocks, Sassin and Westendorff won their match against South Carolina’s Franky Harrison and Jess Vastine 21-14, 22-20. The duo of Haven Hill and Cassie House were also victorious in their matchup, defeating Ali Denney and Shannon Williams 21-16, 22-20.TCU will hit the road again as they head to South Beach, Florida, to participate in the Surf and Turf Invitational Friday and Saturday. The Frogs will battle South Carolina again, Florida State and Georgia State Friday before closing out the challenge against Florida Atlantic and Tulane Saturday. + posts Jonathan Abraham What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Linkedin What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebooklast_img read more

Renewed call for protection plan after third journalist murdered

first_img Follow the news on India Reporters Without Borders appeals again to the Indian government to set up a national plan for the protection of journalists amid a continuing wave of physical attacks on media personnel. RSF_en Organisation July 22, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Renewed call for protection plan after third journalist murdered News News Help by sharing this information News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Receive email alerts Raghavendra Dube, the 44-year-old owner and editor of Khushboo Ujala, a local weekly in Mumbai, the capital of the western state of Maharashtra, last week became the third Indian journalist to be murdered this year.His body was found near Mira Road police station, in a Mumbai suburb, at around 5:30 a.m. on 17 July, just half an hour after he left the police station, where he had been helping a police investigation into an attack on two other journalists. He was beaten and stabbed to death.Although the murder motive has yet to be determined, sources said he often helped the local police by informing them about bars that were operating illegally. The police investigating his murder have arrested several suspects.“We offer our heartfelt condolences to Raghavendra Dube’s family and colleagues,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “The investigation into this barbaric murder must be thorough and transparent in order to shed light on all the circumstances and bring those responsible to justice.”“We reiterate our appeal to the Indian authorities to establish a national plan for the protection of journalists and other news providers in order to ensure the safety of those who contribute to the public debate in Indian society.”Dube’s murder appears to be linked to the previous evening’s attack on two other journalists, Mumbai Headlines reporter Santosh Mishra, 45, and Dabang Khabr reporter Shashi Sharma, 49. They were covering a police raid on a Mumbai suburb bar called the White House when they were attacked by around ten of the bar’s employees for photographing its owner, Ganesh Kamath. Four police officers, including an inspector, looked on without intervening, they said. Both journalists were hospitalized with serious injuries.Violence against journalists in India usually goes unpunished. Although an alarming number of journalists have been killed in connection with their coverage of corruption, politics, crime or other sensitive subjects, the government has yet to adopt any measures to protect media personnel.This year’s two other media murder victims were Jagendra Singh, allegedly killed by police officers because of his coverage of illegal activities by certain Uttar Pradesh state officials, and Sandeep Kothari, who was murdered in connection with his coverage of organized crime in Madhya Pradesh.Climate of violenceMany other media freedom violations, including physical attacks on journalists, continue to be reported.Manashree Pathak, a 24-year-old reporter for Marathi-language TV station ABP Majha, was verbally harassed and then physically attacked by a group of men while covering a deadly fire in Mumbai on 16 July. Her cameraman, Narayan Parmar, and two other ABP Majha journalists, Sachin Gaad and Shrikant Sankpal, were also hit when they tried to defend her.Katak TV reporter Satyajit Sen and his cameraman were beaten and their equipment was damaged by a railway security officer while they were covering a protest by the passengers of a train that had been delayed for several hours on 29 June.Uttar Pradesh journalist Haider Khan was beaten unconscious and then dragged behind a motorcycle for a hundred metres on 13 June after writing about questionable land expropriations.India’s journalists are favourite targets for all those opposed to freely and independently reported news and information. By repeatedly ignoring the need to protect journalists and by denying the current climate of violence, the federal government is just encouraging the enemies of media freedom.India is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img March 3, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific to go further In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival IndiaAsia – Pacific June 10, 2021 Find out more (Logo : cartoon by Aseem Trivedi) India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fatal road traffic collision in Co Limerick

first_img€1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Gardaí in Bruff are investigating a fatal two car road traffic collision that occurred today the 23rd July 2014.The collision occurred at approximately 12.30pm on the N20 at Creggane, Co Limerick, two miles outside Charleville . The driver of one vehicle  was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene. The body is still at the scene and  will be removed to Midwestern Regional Hospital, Limerick later for a post mortem.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The driver of the other car was taken to Limerick Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no passengers in either car.The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision Examination. Diversions in place.Witnesses are asked to contact Bruff Garda station on 061 382940, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleVisitors flock to eagles viewing pointNext articleMan killed in N20 crash Guest Writer A beautiful Victorian residence near Bruff #LimerickPostProperty Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSBruffCharlevilleCregganefeaturedLimerick Regional Hospitalroad traffic collision Printcenter_img Advertisement Twitter NewsBreaking newsFatal road traffic collision in Co LimerickBy Guest Writer – July 23, 2014 710 Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Lough Gur is latest ‘Sound Town’ Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April last_img read more

Taking from the poor

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Print Facebook  LIMERICK TD Willie O’Dea has slammed Tánaiste Joan Burton and her party’s management of social protection, as he reveals that research conducted by Labour proves that Budget 2015 benefited the wealthy more than those on lower incomes or welfare.According to Deputy O’Dea, the research showed that the distributive impact of Budget 2015 was uneven, with higher than average gains for the better-off.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The most vulnerable 20 per cent saw the smallest improvements.The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection commented: “This is further evidence of the absolute failure of the Labour Party in Government. Only three weeks ago we learned that Ireland’s deprivation rate had increased to a record of 30.5 per cent, and that almost one in eight children now live in consistent poverty. Now it’s emerged that when an opportunity arose in Budget 2015 to address this crisis, Labour opted to favour the better off when allocating state resources.”Deputy O’Dea lashed out at Tánaiste Joan Burton, saying that she “has presided over approximately €1.8 billion in cuts to social programmes”, which he claims has resulted in more than a million people experiencing “enforced deprivation” in 2013.The Limerick City TD concluded: “The number of long term unemployed has remained static at 180,000 for the past three years, while 74,000 young people are still out or work and not in any education or training schemes. These figures are a direct result of Labour’s policies in Government. This is their legacy. Labour in Government has slashed the very supports which aim to protect vulnerable people.” Previous articledREA up for debut of the year awardNext articleKiller appeals Limerick murder conviction John Keogh WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsTaking from the poorBy John Keogh – February 6, 2015 718 Linkedin TAGSFianna FáilJoan BurtonLabourlimerickpoliticsWillie O’Dea Twitterlast_img read more

Hiker recounts seeing mysterious monolith removed from Utah desert site

first_imgCourtesy @TheMeowtainGiraffe via InstagramBY: IVAN PEREIRA AND DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The truth behind the pair of mysterious monoliths is out there, and investigators on two continents are hard at work searching for clues.Now, an eyewitness has shed some light on how the 10- to 12-foot metal beam was removed from the Utah desert last week.Mike Newlands, 38, of Denver, told ABC News that he, his roommate and two other friends decided to drive to the Red Rock desert to see the object, which went viral after it was discovered Nov. 18. The group was among the scores of other hikers who traveled to the region to see the mysterious structure and take some pictures.Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, while Newlands and his friends were hanging out in front of the structure, he said a group of four men came to the monolith and took it down.“We were shell shocked. We were like, ‘Holy smokes,’” Newlands told ABC News. “It was like watching an Internet meme die in real life.”Newlands took photos of the unidentified group removing the structure. The people who removed it kept to themselves, Newlands said, and then left quickly.A spokeswoman for the Utah state office for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management told ABC News it is investigating the installation of the structure since it is illegal to install any object on public land without permission from the agency.Newlands said he heard the group call the monolith “litter,” and he said he believes it shouldn’t have been put in the desert in the first place.“If people are going to this, get permission, be respectful,” he said.The BLM said the attention generated by the monolith resulted in trash problems for the desert as visitors left human waste and other garbage in the area near the monolith’s location. The agency also warned that visiting the spot was not safe, because there is no cellphone service or bathrooms, and specialized vehicles are recommended to traverse the terrain.On Monday, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said it wouldn’t investigate the structure’s installation or removal, because it was private property and no one claimed responsibility for putting it up or owning it. The office did not immediately return messages for updates on the case Tuesday.Officials nearly 6,000 miles away in northeastern Romania were also scratching their heads over a similar monolith that was discovered Nov. 26. Just like the object in Utah, the approximately 10-foot mysterious beam disappeared from its spot in the city of Piatra Neamt on Tuesday, according to city officials.Rocsana Josanu, the culture and heritage official for Piatra Neamt, told ABC News she was baffled by the object’s arrival. The land where it was discovered is a protected archeological site that dates back to the second century B.C., so any work on the land requires permission from the government, she said.“It was facing Mt. Ceahlau or the ‘Holy Mountain’ as we call it. So, maybe it was used in some ritual,” Josanu told ABC News. “We are looking into it.”The city’s mayor, Andrei Carabelea, offered some humorous hypotheses behind the structure in a Facebook post.“My guess is that some alien, cheeky and terrible teenagers left home with their parents UFO and started planting metal monoliths around the world. First in Utah and then at Piatra Neamt. I am honored that they chose our city,” he wrote.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Target’s expansion continues with takeover of old Kmart stores

first_imgFull Name* As of November, Target had 1,897 stores nationwide. (iStock) Target has scooped up five Kmart stores as the big-box chain continues to defy the financial havoc brought on by the pandemic.Transformco Properties — the parent of Kmart and Sears — has completed the sale and assignment of five Kmart store leases to Target Corporation, the company announced in a press release. The stores are in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; Jackson, Wyoming; Scotts Valley, California; Wall, New Jersey; and Auburn, Maine.Though the pandemic was a death knell for many retailers, Target has been in expansion mode. The Minnesota-based chain is planning to open up to 40 stores a year, officials said at the company’s third-quarter earnings call last year. As of November, the company had 1,897 stores nationwide.A Target spokesperson confirmed the latest additions, and in a statement said, “we’re excited to bring an easy, safe and convenient shopping experience to new guests.”Read moreTarget to open 40 new stores a year; Q3 income jumpsHere are Manhattan’s priciest retail leases of 2020Target’s big NYC expansion continues with Soho lease It’s a different story for Kmart, which once operated over 2,100 stores across all 50 states. Transformco, which acquired both brands out of bankruptcy, plans to shutter 51 Sears locations and 45 Kmart stores by mid-February, according to USA Today. The company will operate just 182 stores in total following the closures.“We will continue to evaluate our Sears and Kmart footprint, consistent with our overall retail and service strategy,” Transformco said in a November statement.Transformco’s portfolio consists of 59.8 million square feet of real estate. In 2019, Transformco acquired 223 Sears and 202 Kmart stores from Sears Holdings for $5.2 billion.Contact Sasha Jones TagsRetailRetail Real EstateSearstarget Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

Unarmed man fatally shot by police honored at NBA game: ‘These tragedies have to stop’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPaul Kitagaki Jr./Sacramento Bee/TNS via Getty Images(SACRAMENTO) — The Sacramento Kings took the home floor Sunday and donned T-shirts honoring the unarmed 22-year-old who was shot and killed by police last week.On the front of the shirts read “ACCOUNTABILITY. WE ARE ONE.” On the back, there was a hashtag — #StephonClark — the name of the man who was killed March 18 in his grandmother’s backyard.During a first-quarter timeout, a unified public service announcement from players from the Kings and the opposing team, the Boston Celtics, played on the JumboTron at Gold 1 Center in Sacramento.In it, the players, over soft music, deliver various messages over the 30-second clip: “There must be accountability.”“We won’t shut up and dribble.”“These tragedies have to stop.”Clark was killed after officers responded to a 911 call of a man in a hoodie breaking car windows and hiding in a backyard in the 7500 block of 29th Street.When the officers encountered Clark there, according to released body cam footage, they believed Clark was in possession of a “toolbar,” according to police accounts.Officers said Clark motioned toward them and one of them can be heard yelling: “Show me your hands… Gun, gun, gun.”After both officers fired 20 shots, fatally wounding Clark, investigators recovered a cell phone near Clark’s body but no weapons.Since the shooting, protestors have taken to the streets to call for change.On Thursday, protesters formed a human wall and shouted “Shut it down!” stalling a game between the Kings and the Atlanta Hawks and preventing fans from entering the arena.More protests are being planned. Longtime community activist Berry Accius, 40, who moved to the state capital 12 years ago from Long Island, New York, told ABC News that on Tuesday at 5 p.m. there will be a rally to “blackout” City Hall.“People will be wearing black to represent the anti-blackness that has been shown out here in Sacramento,” he said.Through a family spokesman, Clark’s family declined an interview. His brother, Stevante Clark, and the spokesman, however, said Benjamin Crump — who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 — would serve as an attorney for the Clark family.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 25, 2018 /Sports News – National Unarmed man fatally shot by police honored at NBA game: ‘These tragedies have to stop’ Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more