Melanie May | 25 August 2017 | News Centre for Social Justice opens applications for 2018 awards The Centre for Social Justice has opened applications for its 2018 awards, which offer prizes of £10,000.The Centre for Social Justice awards celebrate and reward the work of voluntary organisations that are helping people to turn their lives around and are also implementing innovative ways to address and prevent the root causes of poverty.The award categories this year are social resilience (for charities tackling debt and addiction); education, enterprise and skills; family and social enterprise. For the first time, there will be an additional award for small or medium-sized businesses that have pioneered outstanding philanthropic initiatives: the Responsible Business Award.CSJ award winners will receive £10,000 and be celebrated at an event in Westminster event in March 2018 attended by celebrities, ministers, shadow ministers, their officials, philanthropists, and the press and broadcast media.Awards have been presented in the past by Davina McCall, Ben Fogle, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Sir Bob Geldof, Dame Kelly Holmes, June Sarpong, Simon Callow CBE, Lord Julian Fellowes and Alastair Campbell.Andy Cook, Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice, said:“£10,000 can make a huge difference for a small charity. Our previous winners and runners up tell us the profile they get from the Awards has been worth even more.“The categories we have selected are based around the five pathways to poverty we identified in our landmark ‘Breakthrough Britain’ report: family breakdown, poor educational attainment, worklessness, drug and alcohol addiction and serious personal debt.“We are looking for charities who make a huge difference in their communities, whether it be an organisation supporting the families of prisoners and working towards their successful rehabilitation or helping children with learning difficulties to catch up with their peers at school.”Winners and runners up will also be invited to join the Centre for Social Justice Alliance. Applications close at 5pm on 13th October on the CSJ website.Image: 2017 Awards Advertisement 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. 154 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 153 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Awards
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Giving Back Hillsides Launches Holiday Toy Drive in 55 Local Starbucks Stores From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 4:49 pm Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment Twenty-five volunteers from local Starbucks stores helped assemble and decorate 55 donation boxes that will be used to collect toys in participating Starbucks stores during Starbucks annual toy drive benefiting Hillsides.For the fifth year in a row, Starbucks is sponsoring a toy drive in participating Starbucks stores in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding area. This year, 55 stores will be participating. The drive will run from December 12 â€“ December 25.Each store will feature a large white donation box topped with a red gift box and decorated with colorful holiday ribbon and a Hillsides poster. â€œWe are asking customers to please consider donating new, unwrapped toys when they visit Starbucks,â€ said Laura Kelso, Hillsides director of community resources. â€œThese gifts are incredibly important to the children and families Hillsides serves because otherwise, they may not receive anything for the holidays.â€Starbucks began its Hillsides toy drive in 2010 with donation boxes in 12 stores. Since then, the number of participating stores has grown steadily each year. â€œThis toy drive has become a real tradition for us,â€ said Starbucks district manager Jennifer Vanderpool. â€œIt feels good to partner with a local San Gabriel charity so embedded in the community and to create even more awareness of Hillsides with our many customers.â€ She estimates that the toy drive will collect some 2,000 toys for children in need.This year, Starbucks employees also assembled the donation boxes that will be used in the stores. Twenty-five Starbucks volunteers, ranging from baristas to regional managers, spent three hours at Hillsides main campus in Pasadena wrapping and decorating the boxes.In addition to its holiday support, Starbucks has partnered with Hillsides Youth Moving On (YMO) program, which provides youth formerly in foster care or probation affordable quality housing and numerous other support services. Starbucks has hired two recent graduates of the YMO housing program, and both youth have seen great success at the company. One YMO hire was recently named district partner of the year — a distinction that only four employees out of 300 was awarded.â€œWe are very thankful for the tremendous generosity the local Starbucks community has shown Hillsides during the holidays and throughout the year with its support of our YMO program, and look forward to a continued collaboration in the future,â€ said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer.Hillsides, founded in 1913 and headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of children, youth, and families in need throughout Los Angeles County. To find a list of participating Starbucks stores, please visit Hillsides news page. To learn more about Hillsides and holiday giving opportunities at Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News More Cool Stuff Community News
Community News Caltech Responds to Black Worker’s Claim He Resigned Due To Racial Harassment CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 3:12 pm Make a comment Caltech will “vigorously defend” itself in a lawsuit brought by a Black former worker who sued the institute, alleging he was forced to resign in 2020 due to racial harassment by co-workers and because his employer denied him accommodations for a back injury, according to a university statement released Tuesday.The allegations in James Garmon’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Monday, include racial discrimination and harassment, disability discrimination, failure to provide reasonable accommodations, whistleblower retaliation, constructive termination and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.Garmon seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.“Caltech does not tolerate any act of unlawful harassment, discrimination or retaliation,” the Caltech statement read. “The Institute is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible environment where all members of the community have the opportunity to realize their full potential. We will vigorously defend the institute’s case in this matter.”Garmon was hired in April 2013 as an assistant lead steward and was later promoted to lead steward, the suit states. From the start, Caltech staff members “engaged in discriminatory and hostile behavior based on Mr. Garmon’s race,” creating what he believed was a “hostile, intimidating, and/or abusive work environment,” according to the complaint.About five non-Black Caltech workers called Garmon such racially charged names as the “N-word,” “negro,” “monkey” and “black bean,” all with the “full knowledge of Caltech’s upper management,” according to the suit.“Caltech employees used racial epithets towards Mr. Garmon openly in the workplace and often in the presence of Mr. Garmon’s supervisors, who took no action to stop such harassment,” the suit alleges.Garmon was given unwarranted verbal warnings regarding his work from his boss, but non-Black employees were not similarly criticized for their substandard performances, the suit states. As a result, Garmon was denied employment bonuses and salary increases, according to the suit.In July 2019, Garmon heard one co-worker use the “N-word” in reference to the plaintiff while talking with another employee, the suit states. Although an investigation took place and the employee was found to have in fact used the racial term, no probe was done when Garmon complained that another of his supervisors had also used the offensive term, the suit states.When Garmon developed severe back pain he allegedly was not granted his request to avoid lifting heavy items on the job. Garmon’s discomfort became so severe he was forced to take medical leave in February 2020, the suit states.The combination of Garmon’s injury, Caltech’s alleged refusal to allow him to avoid lifting heavy items and the stress he suffered from racial harassment caused him to resign Feb. 5, the suit states. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Subscribe Community News
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Single super-body to tackle discriminationOn 4 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Allforms of workplace discrimination will soon be tackled by a single equalitybody, under Government plans to merge the existing agencies.Plansfor a powerful Commission for Equality and Human Rights have been unveiled bythe DTI to help crack down on discrimination and ensure compliance with new EUregulations.TheGovernment hopes the increased size of the new body will lead to a morejoined-up approach to equality, and more power to promote diversity.Itwill bring together the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), the EqualOpportunities Commission (EOC) and the Disability Rights Commission, and willtake responsibility for rules on age, religion and sexual orientation.Thebody isn’t expected to be in place until 2006, and will be responsible for promotingequality in the delivery of public services. But some of the existing equalitybodies fear that a single body may marginalise individual groups and diluteexpertise.
alhambraCelebrity Real EstateLA luxury real estate Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Tags Phil Spector and 1700 Grand View Drive (Getty, Redfin)The Alhambra mansion where famed music producer Phil Spector shot and killed Lana Clarkson in 2003 has sold after two years on the market.The castle-like home at 1700 Grand View Drive sold for $3.3 million, well under the $5.5 million original listing from 2019, according to Redfin. The Los Angeles Times first reported the sale.The home has undergone a series of price cuts since that initial offering. Spector bought the property in 1998 for $1.1 million.It’s not uncommon for homes that are tied to crimes to sell at significant discounts, appraisers have said. Buyers sometimes bulldoze the property, as the owners of Sharon Tate’s home did. Randall Bell, who has appraised homes including Tate’s house on Cielo Drive and Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, said it is difficult to completely erase what happened from the property.ADVERTISEMENTSpector’s former home, known as Pyrenees Castle, spans 10,590 square feet and sits on about 2.7 acres. The house has nine bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. It was designed by Sylvester Dupey, and its most distinct features are four turrets. Timothy Durkovic with Douglas Elliman had the listing and brought the buyer, who was not identified.Spector died in prison in January, while serving his sentence after getting convicted of second-degree murder in 2009. His daughter Nicole Audrey Spector said he died from complications of Covid-19.
11 major international companies join forces to accelerate the energy transition in transport and logistics. (Credit: Erich Westendarp from Pixabay) At the Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence, an economic forum attended by many organizations from around the world, 11 international groups have announced they have joined forces to form an international coalition open to new members. AWS, Carrefour Group, CMA CGM Group, Cluster Maritime Français, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Engie, Faurecia, Michelin, Schneider Electric, Total and Wärtsilä are the existing members.Common goals for the energy transition in transport and logisticsThe Coalition aims to accelerate the development of energy sources and technologies to address the challenges posed by sustainable mobility in the transport and logistics industry by reducing emissions, fighting global warming and protecting biodiversity.The 11 existing members are pooling their expertise in pursuit of three key goals to achieve genuine technological breakthroughs with tangible results by 2030:Unlock a more extensive portfolio of clean energy sources,• Lower energy consumption per kilometer-equivalent of goods transported,• Eliminate a substantial proportion of emissions linked to transport and logistics.Nine concrete projects devised by the nine working groups already set upOver the past few months, the Coalition has established nine working groups with several dozen participants to devise nine concrete projects that will help shape the energy sources of the future:• Develop green hydrogen procurement solutions for the transport sector,• Develop biofuels for the various modes of transport,• Expand the use of biogas and synthetic gases in transport,• Replace fossil fuels with green energy across the supply chain,• Launch zero-emission vehicle pilot projects by the end of 2021,• Create a digital door-to-door route planning system that calculates the option with the lowest environmental impact,• Optimize the operational management and loading to step up the energy efficiency of each ton carried,• Make multimodal platforms more environmentally friendly for logistics applications,• Consolidate methods used to measure the impact of energy transition projects in transport and logistics.The Coalition was launched in late 2019 during the French Maritime Economy Conference (Assises de l’Economie de la Mer) and has received the backing of French President Emmanuel Macron.The Coalition’s initial findings will be officially presented in January 2021 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.Julien GROUES, Managing Director of AWS in France, said:“At AWS, we are committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible, and we aim to achieve 100% renewable energy use across Amazon by 2025 on the path to net zero carbon by 2040. Beyond our own commitment, we are also convinced that the power of AWS is an asset for freight and logistics companies to accelerate research and innovation in renewable energy and make informed decisions based on the analysis of large data sets. We are delighted to put our technological expertise at the service of the coalition.”Alexandre BOMPARD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Carrefour Group, added:“The food transition for all, which has become Carrefour’s “raison d’être”, will not happen without an energy transition. We are a committed player and have set ambitious objectives to fight global warming, through the promotion of cleaner means of transportation, and through our aspiration to build a food distribution model that, from producer to end consumer, is environmentally friendly. We are taking actions within the Group; but the challenges are so immense, so complex, that they are necessarily collective. It is the aim of this coalition to take up these challenges, that meet the expectations of citizens and chart a new path for our societies.”Rodolphe SAADE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, stated:“In view of the challenges facing the world, we must unite our strengths in order to accelerate the energy transition of the transport and logistics industry. I am delighted that 11 global corporations, leaders in their respective fields, have joined this initiative. CMA CGM will provide all its expertise and experience to this first large global multisectoral coalition, supported by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. We are all fully mobilized to produce concrete short, medium-and-long-term solutions.”Frédéric MONCANY DE SAINT-AIGNAN, President of Cluster Maritime Français, said:“Gathering more than 430 companies, the French Maritime Cluster brings the expertise of the entire French maritime ecosystem to the “coalition for tomorrow’s energy”. Similarly, in partnership with the ADEME (French State Agency for Environment and Energy), with major maritime companies (first and foremost CMA CGM) and with all the members of the French Maritime Cluster, we are building up a “Vision for 2050 of the maritime industry ecological and energy transition”, in order to identify and create the necessary inclusive dynamics to help companies and regions in the required economic, technological and regulatory ruptures.”Jacques RIPOLL, Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, declared:“Global action is urgently needed to address the climate challenges our planet is facing. The transport sector and all players involved in its value chain have a key role to play to lead a technological and ecological progress. As a global leader in transport finance, from ships to trains, Crédit Agricole CIB is very proud to support the Transport Coalition and the future generations to achieve a better and cleaner future.”Jean-Pierre CLAMADIEU, Chairman of the Board of Engie, commented:“The economic recovery plans and both public and private investments they will generate will structure our economies for many years to come. It is therefore essential to seize this opportunity to accelerate the decarbonization of all industries, particularly transportation. The coalition we are launching today is proof that solutions are within reach if we work in a coordinated manner and across the entire value chain. Tomorrow, they will be an asset for our companies and for the economy as a whole.”Patrick KOLLER, Chief Executive Officer of Faurecia, added:“The objectives of the Coalition reflect our convictions through our “CO2Neutral” project and our sustainable mobility strategy. We are particularly committed to reach carbon neutrality for our facilities by 2025 with a global program of savings and of decarbonated energy use. With strong expertise in hydrogen technology and materials, we will play our full part within the Coalition to make the energy transition for transport a reality. This will require new technological solutions, which will emerge more quickly through the creation of open ecosystems and knowledge sharing.”Florent MENEGAUX, President of the Michelin Group, stated:“The Michelin teams are committed to making mobility more sustainable and working with all relevant partners, inside and outside the Movin’On ecosystem, to create and promote new solutions. By joining the Coalition for the energy of the future, the Group is taking another step in this direction. We want to seize this opportunity to share our experience and expertise, especially in hydrogen mobility, and accelerate the energy transition in transport.”Jean-Pascal TRICOIRE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric, said:“At Schneider Electric, our commitment is to be the partner of our customers in their journeys toward sustainability and become carbon positive ourselves. We are proud to be part of the Coalition for the energy of the future, contributing to the energy transition in transportation and logistics thanks to our expertise in energy and automation digital solutions.”Patrick POUYANNE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total, declared:“Total shares the ambition to get to net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society, for its global business across its production and energy products used by its customers. By joining the Coalition for the energy of the future alongside major partners, we intend to support and accelerate the joint development of tangible energy solutions, therefore directly contributing to the reduction of carbon intensity of the transportation and logistics sectors.”Jaakko ESKOLA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wärtsilä, commented:“The shipping industry’s transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy use is a movement in which we at Wärtsilä continue to play a leading role. Through the development of smart technologies, research into alternative future fuels, and our holistic approach to raising efficiencies in all aspects of shipping and port operations to create a Smart Marine Ecosystem, we have shown our commitment to promoting decarbonization. We are, therefore, proud to be part of this coalition which perfectly aligns with our purpose to enable sustainable societies with smart technology.” Source: Company Press Release AWS, Carrefour Group, CMA CGM Group, Cluster Maritime Français, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Engie, Faurecia, Michelin, Schneider Electric, Total and Wärtsilä have formed an international coalition
RentProfile has launched Onboarding, a powerful new product designed to automate and streamline the set-up and management of new tenancies.Onboarding aims to support agents by eradicating the need for physical interactions and paperwork, automating the steps between a person indicating they would like to rent a property and agreeing a tenancy, including: tenancy creation, agency terms, referencing, signing of agreement and deposit and payments set-up.What sets Onboarding apart is the way in which the process is automated between steps, dramatically reducing the turnaround time. As tenants progress via a mobile app or web, agents can track each tenancy in the dashboard.Onboarding was recently recognised by Visa Inc, in this year’s Visa Everywhere Initiative Pandemic Challenge, competing for two winning prizes (Audience Favourite and Overall Winner).Paul Munday of RentProfile said, “In taking a process that can take weeks down to just minutes, without the need for physical meetings, emails, calls, we’re adding convenience at a time when the rental market is seeking a safer, more streamlined approach.”www.rentprofile.coautomated tenancy agreements Paul Munday onboarding RentProfile November 19, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Onboard with an award-winner previous nextProptechOnboard with an award-winnerThe Negotiator19th November 2020070 Views