Whizz-Kidz receives in excess of £2.8m for its unique national children’s network

first_img Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 10 November 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Whizz-Kidz has been awarded more than £2.8 million in lottery funding to help support and develop its young Ambassador Network across England over the next five years.The national mobility charity’s unique Network gives young wheelchair-users up to the age of 25 the opportunity to campaign locally and nationally on issues they feel strongly about, and promotes peer-to-peer learning and development. It also offers bespoke training and work-placements to empower disabled young people with the confidence and independence to prepare for further education and employment.The grant has been provided as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Young People’s Fund 2 (YPF2) National Grants programme. Whizz-Kidz competed for funding with 142 other organisations and the Ambassador Network was one of only 15 projects to be approved.Graham Kelly, Director of Fundraising at Whizz-Kidz, said: “It was our commitment to empower young people and give them the tools they need to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others that won through.“The project built upon years of careful piloting and consultation and it is the result of the work of a great many people across the charity and of course the young people, our whizz kids, who told us what they needed and helped create a project to achieve their ambitions.”The Ambassador Network is led by the Kidz Board, a group of 12 whizz kidz aged between 13 and 18 who represent the interests of the charity’s beneficiaries across the UK.Jamie Green, 14, Chair of the Kidz Board, said: “I’m very pleased with the grant – it’s a really positive move. It will really help us develop the Ambassador Network which in turn will help young wheelchair users, and it will also mean Whizz-Kidz reaches out to more people.”Sanjay Dighe, Big Lottery Fund England Chair, said: “YPF 2 National Grants give young people unique opportunities to be at the heart of planning and running projects that will benefit them.“The Whizz-Kidz Ambassador Network will make a huge difference to children’s lives, giving them the skills and experience needed to access routes into employment. The project has the potential to benefit countless individuals and influence the thinking of policy-makers and service providers from across the country. BIG is delighted to be funding such a worthy venture.”For more information about Whizz-Kidz, please visit www.whizz-kidz.org.uk– Ends –For further information please contact Rob Dyson, PR Manager on 020 7798 6103 or [email protected] to EditorsThe total amount received from the Big Lottery Fund’s Young People’s Fund 2 (YPF2) National Grants programme is £2,893,086.Whizz-Kidz has changed the lives of over 7,500 disabled children since 1990 – often literally overnight. The charity supports young people to access the right mobility equipment, including powered wheelchairs, at the right time. Whizz-Kidz also delivers wheelchair skills-training and other life-skills to help their transition from childhood to adulthood.There are still over 70,000 children in the UK who need our support. Find out more and help move a life forward visit: www.whizz-kidz.org.ukThe right wheelchair and mobility equipment is not automatically provided on the NHS, and disabled young people have virtually no chance of getting a powered wheelchair. Whizz-Kidz aims to joint-fund mobility equipment where possible with local NHS services, and aims to ensure that much-needed improvements are made in delivering wheelchair services for children in the UK.Rob DysonPR ManagerWhizz-Kidz4th Floor | Elliot House |10-12 Allington Street |London SW1E 5EH020 7798 6103 | www.whizz-kidz.org.uk 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. Whizz-Kidz receives in excess of £2.8m for its unique national children’s networklast_img read more

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CFPB vs. PHH: Two-Year Battle Coming to a Head

first_img Tagged with: Americans for Financial Reform Brian Marshall CFPB Consumer Actions Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Frank-Dodd Act Linda Sherry PHH Corporation President Trump Richard Cordray  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Events, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Foreclosures Hit 10-Year Low, Despite April Uptick Next: Buying Remains the Cheaper Option, but for How Long? About Author: Brianna Gilpin The highly anticipated hearing for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and PHH Corporation took place Wednesday in front of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Court of Appeals agreed to revisit their October decision that the structure of leadership in CFPB is unconstitutional brought by PHH.In October, the three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals decided the agency was not organized under checks and balances and therefore had to strike “for cause” language out of the leadership structure originally obtained from the Dodd-Frank Act. CFPB challenged this verdict and successfully appealed for an “en banc” review, meaning all the judges on the Appeals Court would be in attendance for the rehearing.The broadest issue in the case, according to Brian Marshall, Policy Counsel for the Americans for Financial Reform, is whether CFPB is able to remain an independent agency headed by a single director. PHH, which is accused of overcharging its mortgage customers, is arguing that the CFPB cannot be independent and that it has to report directly to the president. The CFPB argued that Congress is able to structure independent agencies as it has with financial regulators for quite a long time and they maintain their independence by keeping their heads in place across administrations.“We think that [the case] is very similar to the Federal Trade Commission case that the Supreme Court ruled on over 80 years ago, and it’s very promising that the full court questioned the panel decision and is willing to take up the case,” Marshall said.Michael Barr, Professor and Faculty Advisor at the University of Michigan Law School and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, said the thought that the CFPB should not be able to operate as an executive branch agency or as a multi-member commission is missing the point.“I think the Constitution requires agencies to be accountable but there are lots of ways to achieve that,” Barr said. “The CFPB, in my judgment, is an accountable and effective agency and one that is also independent, and I think that it should be affirmed.”If the court decides the CFPB is unconstitutional, the outcome will likely be striking the term “for cause”, however the change will give President Trump the option to fire Richard Cordray, CFBP Director, immediately.“The bureau’s first director, Richard Cordray, has been very fair in considering industry side of things all along,” Linda Sherry, Consumer Actions Director of National Priorities said. “He’s very measured in most of his actions that he takes and that the bureau takes.”Sherry said PHH, who brought the lawsuit in 2015, illegally referred consumers to mortgage insurers. This violates The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), which holds that a mortgage company cannot receive kickbacks for loans that closed on or after a date in 2008.“I think the most important aspect of this is it’s calling into question the ability of the CFPB to do its work to protect consumers,” said Sherry. “It’s a red herring, basically, in some ways. It’s keeping the consumer bureau from doing its good work, taking resources from it in order to have to fight this sort of thing, and just appears to be politically motivated.”In the October hearing, the court wrote that because the director alone runs the agency without Presidential supervision, and in light of the CFPB’s broad authority over the U.S. economy, the Director has significantly more unilateral power than any single member of any other independent agency.“By “unilateral power,” we mean power that is not checked by the President or by other colleagues,” the court wrote. “Indeed, other than the President, the Director of the CFPB is the single most powerful official in the entire United States Government, at least when measured in terms of unilateral power.”Sherry hopes that the full panel does not agree with the smaller panel. She and the CFPB feel that they are constitutional because there is room for a director to be removed for cause and if companies do not like what the bureau does, they can take them to court.“It seems to us that there’s room for everyone to have their right heard in the end in this scenario in which a company may be unhappy with something that CFPB does,” Sherry said.According to Marshall, the hearing went well for those that believe the CFPB should continue to be independent.“The court seemed to recognize that a single director is highly accountable and, in fact, more accountable than a multi-member commission because you know who’s making the decisions and the president has the authority to remove that person if they’re doing a bad job. All in all I’m just very pleased with how the argument went,” Marshall said.Though a decision likely will not be made until 2018, comments from Wednesday’s hearing give a good look into the possibilities that are to come. 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Calls for Casey to withdraw from Presidential race

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Calls for Casey to withdraw from Presidential race AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – October 17, 2018 center_img Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Previous articleMan critical after fire at Derry apartment blockNext article27 people waiting for a bed at LUH News Highland Calls are being made on Peter Casey to withdraw from the race to be Ireland’s next President over comments he made about travellers. Speaking to the Indepdent.ie’s podcast ‘The Floating’ Voter he said travellers should not be recognised as an ethnic minority.Pavee Point has described the comments as grossly insulting and offensive and have called on him to withdraw from the race for he Aras.Peter Casey made the comments while speaking to Kevin Doyle:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/casfggfhgfhgfey9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Fabrar-Liberia to Buy 40,000 Bags of Paddy Rice from Local Farmers Annually

first_imgLiberia’s agriculture sector is faced with numerous challenges, keeping the production of local commodities on a low scale. One of the constraints in the sector is the issue of marketing opportunities for many subsistence farmers across the country.For example, most rice farmers have continued to complain of the lack of markets for their produce. The farmers produce, but there are no buyers.Many thanks, however, to the initiative of Fabrar-Liberia, a local rice processing company, which has begun buying paddy rice from farmers. The rice they buy are to be processed for the Liberian market.Fabrar-Liberia aims to buy 40,000 bags of seed rice annually from local farmers across the country.Recently, this local rice processing company procured about 1,200 bags from over 100 farmers producing rice in Lofa County.For many farmers in the country, rice is mainly produced and consumed at the household level and the surplus sold at the market.That is exactly the case with farmers in Lofa, who believed that the local market was as far as their rice would go. For others, their rice may go the extra mile and make it across the border into Guinea.A lead farmer of the Bagagizia Farmers Association in Voinjama, James Dorbor, said Liberian farmers could produce enough rice to supply the local market. Bagagizia is one of several rice farming cooperatives benefiting from the USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Program.These farmers have been supported in lowland rice cultivation through the provision of modern equipment, irrigation structures and improved seed to increase rice production in Liberia.“Lack of buyers of the rice [that] farmers in Lofa County produce is a major challenge for many farmers in our county. If only we can get buyers, we will continue to make farms every year,” Dorbor said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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