St Dunstan’s avoids upcoming Royal Mail price rise

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 27 March 2007 | News St Dunstan’s, the charity for blind ex-service men and women, is aiming to cut fundraising costs by switching postal providers before the Royal Mail price hike on 2 April.In moving provider, it is benefiting from a freeze in postal costs until the end of 2007. This price freeze means that St Dunstan’s will not be affected by any postage increase should rival operators raise their prices in line with Royal Mail.Post-Switch provides an analysis of a company’s or charity’s annual postage spend and recommends where the best cost savings within the necessary delivery time frame can be found. After Post-Switch has negotiated the best rate, the operator will collect and sort the mailing and then put it into Royal Mail’s downstream commercial network for final delivery by the postman.Post-Switch already handles over one million items of mail per month and is working with high volume mailers like Marie Curie and NSPCC.www.post-switch.co.uk St Dunstan’s avoids upcoming Royal Mail price rise  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual givinglast_img read more

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2015 Budget brings biggest benefits to military charities

first_img Howard Lake | 18 March 2015 | News Tagged with: Finance Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Libor statutory Funding for fundraising trainingThe Office for Civil Society will take forward the procurement of a partner to deliver subsidised fundraising training to small charities in 2015-16.New investment fundsThe government, working with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Charity Investors’ Group and the Charity Commission, will introduce a new Charity Authorised Investment Fund structure that will bring new investment funds established for charitable purposes under FCA regulation. According to Marcus Green of Bowbridge Green Ltd, this will ensure “they receive the same regulatory oversight and protections as funds for retail investors”.Not surprisingly, Charities Aid Foundation’s CEO John Low, when welcoming this development, added, bearing in mind his organisation’s acronym, “it is vital that they are not referred to as CAFs”.Spending cutsIn contrast with these modest benefits to the charity sector, the government has still committed to making £30 billion in cuts over the next year alone. Cuts over the past several years have contributed to increased demand on many charities’ services.This includes £200 million to be cut from the Cabinet Office, which might have an impact on the Office for Civil Society.What wasn’t in the Budget?Karl Wilding at NCVO suggests five things I wish the chancellor had said, for example ‘We have a long-term plan for charities and the tax system’.The Directory of Social Change pointed out that the Chancellor “gave no indication of honouring the commitment to pay back millions raided from Lottery good causes to finance the Olympics. In fact, the word Olympics is not mentioned once in the entire statement”.This year the Treasury again produced a series of infographics summarising the key decisions in the Budget. They cover a variety of issues and industries, but not one of the infographics refers to any of the initiatives designed to benefit the charity sector. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme extendedThe Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme will be extended to allow charities to claim Gift Aid on small donations totalling £8,000, an increase on the current figure of £5,000. An estimated 6,500 small charities are expected to benefit from it, but there were no provisions to simplify it and make it easier for more charities to embrace it. Specifically, £25 million will be provided to help older veterans, including nuclear test veterans. For example, the Burma Star Association will receive £250,000 to help support the remaining veterans from the Burma campaign.The regimental charity of every regiment that saw service in Afghanistan will receive funding worth a total of £10 million.Funding will be provided to help to renovate the RAF museum at Hendon, the Stow Maries Airfield and the Biggin Hill Chapel Memorial. In addition, £2 million will be provided to create a museum to commemorate the UK’s flying heritage at Filton in Bristol.£1 million will be given to the three benevolent charities which support the work of the Intelligence Agencies.£3 million will be given over 5 years to the Royal British Legion to support members of the Armed Forces across the UK with mobility injuries, through Veterans Specialist Mobility Fund.£185,000 will be granted to extend the funding of Skill Force for a further year to provide a link between ex-service personnel and disadvantaged school children.£5 million will be given over the next five years to Project ADVANCE Plus to fund research into the psychological impact of battlefield injuries and severe battlefield trauma.Funding for other charitiesThe government will make funds available for new helicopters for the air ambulance charities that serve Essex & Hertfordshire, East Anglia, Wales and Scotland, together with the Lucy Air Ambulance which transports children requiring urgent care.The Church Roof Fund, announced in the Autumn statement, will be trebled in value to £40 million, due to the fact that it proved very popular. 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.center_img  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 This will generate an additional £15 million a year for those charities, according to NCVO. However, according to the same source, the take-up of the scheme is still low, with the result that only £23m out of £85m was claimed in 2014/15.Tax benefitsBlood bike charities will benefit from VAT refunds, and so too will hospice charities from 1 April 2015.Charities Aid Foundation’ CEO John Low saw these VAT developments as a welcome sign in the bigger and long-running issue of irrecoverable VAT for charities. He said:“Movement, after so much lobbying on irrecoverable VAT is welcome for the vital charities that will benefit, and a chink of light for the sector as a whole”.Orchestras will benefit from a tax credit, modelled on the existing theatre tax relief, with the result that they will receive a corporation tax deduction or a payable tax credit. David Sulkin OBE, Executive Director of Help Musicians UK, said that this should benefit over 175 orchestras and “encourage them to perform across the whole of the UK”.  119 total views,  1 views today 2015 Budget brings biggest benefits to military charities The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s presentation of the government’s Budget statement for 2015 included a range of measures that will bring modest benefit to charities, with military charities receiving the largest assistance.Military charity benefitsMilitary charities will receive a further £75 million in grants taken from fines levied against banks for manipulation of Libor. 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People keen to volunteer but companies failing to honour government pledge

first_img 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. Seven per cent of people say they have been influenced by negative press coverage of the charity sector. Of those, respondents said they will now only donate to certain charities or to local organisations without large management costs. Others said they will now only volunteer with small charities and are wary that charities may not be totally honest.Jamie Ward-Smith, chief executive at Do-it Trust, the charity behind Do-it.org, said:“We know many people are time poor but still keen to help out, so it’s vital that they can easily volunteer at a time that works for them. Businesses should see volunteering as an asset and a way to improve productivity and support those employees who wish to incorporate it into their working week. Likewise, if the Government decides to act on their manifesto pledge to entitle workers to paid Volunteering Leave we could see a massive uptake resulting in extra capacity for the voluntary and community sector.” Advertisement Melanie May | 13 June 2016 | News Volunteering rates overall have increased by 10 per cent on Do-it’s 2015 survey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Less than 10 per cent of people have been put off volunteering by negative press coverage, while only a third of companies offer paid time off for staff to volunteer, according to a report by Do-it.org.Do-it.org, a digital volunteering organisation, conducted an online survey into attitudes towards volunteering to mark June’s Volunteers’ Week, questioning 1,400 adults in May this year.It found that 41 per cent of adults volunteer more than once a week, with time pressures a significant factor, but three-quarters of people would be likely to volunteer if they could fit it around their work schedule.Despite the Government election pledge to give those working for a big company and the public sector ‘a new workplace entitlement to Volunteering Leave for three days a year, on full pay’, two thirds of employees questioned in the survey said they were not given any paid time off to volunteer or did not know whether their office had a policy of offering this.Other findings:Two thirds of people volunteer less than once a week  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: Research / statistics Volunteering  83 total views,  1 views today 80 per cent of people that donate their time have also donated money to charity in the last year. People keen to volunteer but companies failing to honour government pledgelast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders condemns seizure of Al-Jazeera equipment

first_imgNews News News Organisation News March 29, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Reporters Without Borders has called on the Sudanese authorities to immediately return equipment seized by the security services from Al-Jazeera television in Khartoum.”The seizing of equipment from Al-Jazeera is just one more indication of the security forces’ unacceptable onslaughts on freedom of information, which has been reduced to a sorry state in Sudan,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. “Following six suspensions of newspapers in less than four months, now it is the turn of a television channel to be censored on a trumped-up administrative pretext,” he added.”All the seized equipment came into Sudan quite legally, fulfilling all the rules and financial regulations of the customs service, and there are official documents to prove it,” local bureau chief Islam Salih told Reporters Without Borders.The security forces entered the offices of the television station on 17 December without any search warrant and took broadcast equipment and three cameras. The Sudanese authorities said that the Qatar-based television had not paid customs duty on the equipment.Islam Salih and cameraman Hamid Tirab, were taken to the customs offices by the security forces. The customs accepted that everything to do with the equipment was in order. The two men were released three hours later at the end of the day but the equipment was not returned to them.The security forces had warned Al-Jazeera a few days earlier in connection with the channel’s editorial line in covering national news, in particular the civil war in South Sudan. “If you don’t change your attitude, we will react,” they threatened over the telephone. The security services’ raid on the television studies followed the broadcast of interviews with members of the Sudanese opposition.Reporters Without Borders also called on the Sudanese courts to allow resumption of publication of the suspended dailies Al-Ayam (since 3 December) and of the Khartoum Monitor (since 24 November). to go further RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img April 10, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal April 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Follow the news on Sudan SudanAfrica Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa December 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns seizure of Al-Jazeera equipmentlast_img read more

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Altadena Historical Society Seeks Board Members

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News Altadena Historical Society Seeks Board Members From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:41 am Make a comment 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.center_img Subscribe 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 Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff The Altadena Historical Society is seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.Directors of the 82-year-old non-profit organization–one of Altadena’s oldest and largest–help to guide it as it works to preserve and share the community’s colorful history.The AHS board meets on a monthly basis, at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday, and directors often serve on committees and assist on AHS projects and programs. The board currently numbers nine men and women. We are seeking an additional three or four members.Enthusiasm for promoting and preserving Altadena’s fascinating history is the major requirement for the post. We hope to hear from people who care about Altadena and can offer the board and community their professional or avocational talents.Experience with fundraising, involvement with government and community organizations or businesses, and basic knowledge of local history are also desirable. Candidates may be current or former Altadena residents, or work in Altadena.The Historical Society’s office, archives and museum are in the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, 91001, open from 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.Candidates may contact AHS by mail, or email [email protected], with a letter of interest, experience and talents that would benefit the board, the organization, and the community. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Council to look at providing beach sports facilities

first_imgNewsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – July 4, 2012 Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Council to look at providing beach sports facilities RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Donegal County Council is looking at the possibility of providing leisure amenities on some of the county’s beaches.It is after Councillor Mick Quinn called on the council to provide Volleyball and Football facilities on Donegal’s blue flag beaches.A report on those proposals is now being prepared.Councillor Quinn has welcomed the commitment – he says providing some sports facilities would be relatively inexpensive and could draw more people to the beaches:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/mickambeach.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Previous articleMan convicted of murdering his former lover in Portstewart laundretteNext articleBallybofey con-man behind bars News Highland Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Google+ Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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Fad or fact?

first_imgAs more and more celebrities popularise wheat-free diets, it is not surprising that people find difficulty in having coeliac disease taken seriously when they ask for gluten-free food.The most difficult thing for them is eating out. While there is always a banana in the supermarket, it would be good to have the option of a sandwich, muffin or croissant while out and about on the high street. It’s essential for long-term health that people with coeliac disease stick to the diet and, when you eat out a lot or work away from home, poor availability of foods challenges your ability to do this.Supply and demand, I hear you say… but the demand is out there! Coeliac UK is the leading UK charity that supports and campaigns for people with coeliac disease and we currently have over 80,000 members with over 1,000 new members joining each month.While it is great that food issues come under the media spotlight, it can be confusing to food retailers and producers when the terms ’food intolerance’ and ’food allergy’ are used interchangeably, when in fact they are entirely different things. So, let’s clear that up!Food hypersensitivity is a term used to encompass food allergy and food intolerance. Food intolerance is not triggered by the immune system and is generally non-life-threatening. It may affect digestion, and common symptoms include digestive discomfort, diarrhoea and bloating. Food allergies are generated by the immune system (IgE mediated) and usually occur within seconds or minutes of eating the food in question. Tiny amounts can cause potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.Coeliac disease is not an allergy or simple food intolerance. It is a lifelong, auto-immune disease, generated by the immune system (IgA mediated) affecting the gut and other organs. It is caused by an intolerance to gluten, which is found in the cereals wheat, rye and barley. Some people are also sensitive to pure oats. The only treatment for coeliac disease is a gluten-free diet.There is a clear procedure for diagnosing coeliac disease. This involves an antibody blood test that can be carried out by the GP, followed by a gut biopsy at the hospital. Undiagnosed coeliac disease increases the risk of osteoporosis, bowel cancer and neurological problems, which is why following a gluten-free diet is so vitally important.Dietary management involves avoiding all foods that contain the cereals wheat, barley, rye, oats and ingredients derived from these cereals. While gluten-free ’substitute’ foods, such as bread and pasta, can be obtained from the pharmacy, supermarkets, health food shops, by mail order and via the internet, it can still be hard for people to find products. Gluten-free foods are listed in Coeliac UK’s Food and Drink Directory (available as a hard copy and online) and it is free of charge for manufacturers to list their gluten-free products in the directory.Our annual ’Awareness Week’, from 12-18 May, focuses on the foodservice sector as part of our nationwide ’Food without Fear’ campaign. We’ve produced a brand new ’Catering Toolkit’, which will help anyone in the catering industry learn more about providing gluten-free food.—-=== Keeping your products gluten-free ===Dry gluten-containing ingredients, such as flour and breadcrumbs, are high-risk ingredients for contamination and cross-contamination when you are producing gluten-free food. So careful sourcing of gluten-free flours and substitute products is necessary.Steps to avoid contamination include:* cleaning surfaces immediately before use* using clean frying oil for gluten-free foods – do NOT reuse oil that has cooked breaded or battered products* keeping all pans, utensils and colanders separate during preparation and cooking* using a clean grill, separate toaster or toaster bags to make gluten-free toast* making sure that butter or spreads are not contaminated with breadcrumbs.The FSA has provided guidance on gluten-free food preparation. It is available on [http://www.food.gov.uk].last_img read more

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Dopapod Shares Cover Art & Track Listing For Forthcoming New LP, ‘Emit Time’

first_imgAhead of the release of their new album on Friday, Dopapod has shared the cover art and track listing for the appropriately palindromic new record, Emit Time.Related: Dopapod Announces 2019 Festival Appearances: Disc Jam, The Peach Music Festival, The Werk OutThe eight-track album features cover art designed by Add Noise Studios. In the image, we see silhouettes of the four band members trekking through desolate desert dunes toward an ominous pillar of sand that stretches up to the cosmos. Check out the album art below.Emit Time marks the first new album from the Boston-born quartet since their year-long sabbatical in 2018. Dopapod celebrated their return with a packed-out performance at Port Chester, NY’s historic rock palace, The Capitol Theatre, on April 27th. You can listen to a full soundboard audio recording of the show via Nugs.net).Prior to their show at The Cap, the band released two singles from the album, “Numbers Need Humans” and “Test of Time“. You can stream both pre-release singles from Emit Time below.Dopapod – “Numbers Need Humans”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Dopapod – “Test of Time”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Check out a full track listing for Emit Time below. For more information and a list of the band’s upcoming summer festival dates, head to their website here.Dopapod – Emit Time – Album Track Listing1. Numbers Need Humans2. Test of Time3. 23 Forever4. Live in the Dream5. Superbowl6. Weedie7. Landmines8. Whale (I Am)View Album Track ListingDopapod’s new album, Emit Time, will be available on all major streaming platforms this Friday, May 24th.last_img read more

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Paraguay’s Participation in Peacekeeping Operations is an Example to Other Countries

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo September 02, 2016 During a meeting with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes in 2015, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted Paraguay’s contributions to peacekeeping missions, especially in Haiti. Proportionally, Paraguay’s population of fewer than seven million makes is one of the highest participants in peace keeping operations around the world. To speak about this and about other topics, Diálogo spoke to Major General Juan Ramón Benegas Ferreira, currently the general director for Information Technology and Communication for the Paraguayan Military Forces, during the South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC) 2016 held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from August 16th-19th.Diálogo: How important is a conference, such as SOUTHDEC, which serves as forum for discussion at the highest military level in the region?Major General Juan Ramón Benegas Ferreira: It is in this type of forum that all the specific characteristics of a country can be gleaned from, the particularities of each military force. All the threats to each of the countries are laid on the table, and what is most important is that there is a healthy intent to work to identify the scourges that threaten our region, and to work in a coordinated, comprehensive manner, and sometimes to share the resources that the armed forces of our countries have.Diálogo: The topic for the 2016 South American Defense Conference is the evolution of the role of the military in Latin America in the last couple of years. But the Paraguayan Military has had this humanitarian assistance role and others for many years already.Maj. Gen. Benegas: That’s right. In Paraguay, thank God, we do not have large natural disasters, but we do have our own problems, and ours are floods, sleet, storms, tornado-like events, and the Armed Forces are always present. Paraguay has an agency, a ministry under the Office of the President of the Republic, the Secretariat for National Emergencies, which is responsible for responding to these events. But the Armed Forces are always the first to respond to mitigate the impact of any kind of catastrophe.Diálogo: Is that part of the Constitution or is it something that you have ingrained as a culture?Maj. Gen. Benegas: Part of our constitutional mission is to provide assistance to civilians. In fact, civilian issues are part of our mission as Armed Forces, and it is from there that we provide cooperation. Not only for natural disasters. At the General Office for Civilian Affairs of the Military Forces Command, we assist other government agencies, such as the Ministry of Health, to conduct operations in areas with vulnerable populations in the interior of the country, operations that we call, in the Guarani language: ñipoanó. It means to cure, mitigate health. Then, the Armed Forces bring their military personnel, among which are physicians, dentists, specialists, hair dressers, and medications, to distribute to areas with vulnerable populations, where perhaps the government may be unable to fully reach.Diálogo: Paraguay is a country with very regular participation in peacekeeping missions, as well as in other humanitarian assistance missions in the world. Could you speak about this?Maj. Gen. Benegas: Yes, we have military personnel deployed in peacekeeping mission areas under the umbrella of the United Nations. In that sense, we can say that we have military observers in several countries in Africa. We have contingents under Paraguayan colors: a multirole company in Haiti with the Brazilian contingent [BRABAT], and a Paraguayan contingent in Cypress with the Argentinian Army.Diálogo: Why is it important for the Armed Forces of Paraguay to participate in these kinds of missions?Maj. Gen. Benegas: It is very important. As we were saying during the event [SOUTHDEC 2016], because it is one of the ways we can integrate and cooperate in restoring peace in the world to the countries that need it. And Paraguay has that obligation, as a member of the United Nations, to participate by sending human resources to those operations.Diálogo: Another role for the military in the region that has changed over time is the participation of the armed forces to support each country’s law enforcement in the fight against drug trafficking. Does it also happen in Paraguay?Maj. Gen. Benegas: In Paraguay, the agency in charge of fighting drug trafficking is SENAD, the National Drug Secretariat, which was created by law to be in charge of combating this scourge. The agency is made up of educated and trained special agents and of servicemen from the three services, the Air Force, the Navy, and the Army. These individuals have specific training, and they cooperate with this agency in the fight against drugs.Diálogo: Are these Special Forces units?Maj. Gen. Benegas: They are agents that have been trained for this purpose; furthermore, when SENAD needs or requires more staff and resources, the Armed Forces are always ready to assist.Diálogo: Drug trafficking is a constant concern in Honduras, El Salvador, and Colombia. Are the Paraguayan Armed Forces concerned with this matter, or is it not something you face very often?Maj. Gen. Benegas: Drug trafficking has been identified as a transnational threat for a while already. And it has been a concern, because drug trafficking has no borders, nor can Paraguay stay idle, waiting for someone’s invitation to take action. It is an obligation, a mission, to share any source that is impacting the nation.last_img read more

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CO-OP launches new self-service brand

first_imgCO-OP Financial Services will soon roll out a new logo and brand for the self-service devices throughout its shared branch network, according to an announcement from the payments CUSO Wednesday.The new “CO-OP Shared Branch express” label will soon appear in about 1,950 relevant locations, machines and kiosks, as well as in branches and retail sites in the CUSO’s shared branching network. The idea, according to CO-OP, is to help members make a clear distinction between full-service and self-service options. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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