BT Chairman presents employee volunteer awards

first_imgBT Chairman presents employee volunteer awards Tagged with: Awards A total of 14 BT Chairman’s Awards and £23,000 was distributed at the latest ceremony. The BT chairman personally selects the winners of the Chairman’s Awards from hundreds of applications short-listed by a judging panel.Sir Christopher Bland said: “Throughout my time as Chairman of BT I have always been inspired by the dedication BT people show to such a variety of voluntary groups throughout the country and indeed the world. It is absolutely right that this dedication is recognised by BT and that voluntary work is encouraged across the company. I congratulate Lorraine and commend her long term commitment to Youth for Unity.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 2007 | Newscenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving. BT’s chairman Sir Christopher Bland has presented his final Chairman’s Awards for employee volunteers before he retires in September. The BT Chairman’s Awards are the highest accolade of the company’s employee charity scheme, BT Community Champions.This scheme has been running for more than ten years and recognises the dedication of BT employees around the world who are involved on a voluntary basis within their local community. More than 6,500 organisations have benefited from the scheme since it began. In 2006-07, BT supported its employees’ charity work with awards of up to £200,000 through these schemes. Lorraine Reade, a complex billing enquiries consultant from Liverpool was awarded the highest honour, the £5,000 outstanding achievement award. Lorraine won for her involvement with Youth for Unity, a community group that engages young people in worldwide peace projects. She dedicates more than 60 hours of volunteering to the group each month and has been involved with the group for 18 years. Advertisementlast_img read more

Forum launches working group to combat infodemic, information chaos

first_img Against the backdrop of the still developing Covid-19 epidemic, the Forum on Information and Democracy announces the creation of its inaugural working group. The Forum will ask experts, academics and jurists all over the world to define a policy framework (set of recommendations) to respond to “ the infodemic and the information chaos”. The ambition is to find a way for systemic change.The steering committee, whose composition will be announced on 6 July, will be co-chaired by Maria Ressa and Marietje Schaake. CEO of the investigation website Rappler in the Philippines, Maria Ressa was a Time magazine person of the year in 2018. She is a member of the Commission on Information and Democracy. A former member of the European Parliament (2009 – 2019), Marietje Schaake is currently the international policy director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center. The group, which will be coordinated by the secretariat of the Forum, will be asked to make recommendations for bringing online content moderation into compliance with international standards, promoting the reliability of information, regulating private messaging services that exploit the possibilities of the public space, and making digital platforms transparent about their business models and algorithmic choices. A call for contributions will be published mid-July.“With the creation of this working group, we aim to promote a structural response to the phenomena of rumours and disinformation,” said Christophe Deloire, chair of the Forum on Information and Democracy. “For anyone still doubting, the Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed the urgency of the need for action. In the face of such dangerous phenomena, we need systemic change, not partial measures.”“When lies laced with anger and hate spread faster than facts, it poisons our information ecosystem and kills democracy. Without facts, there’s no integrity of markets or elections! I look forward to working with experts across the world in different fields to find solutions in our global battle for truth ” Maria Ressa said.“Navigating the information landscape where commercially driven curation, mis- and disinformation as well as coordinated inauthentic behavior are rampant, is no easy task for many internet users,” Marietje Schaake said. “Journalism is key to uncover the power and politics of information governance. I am honored to work with a diverse group of experts to make free speech and democratic debate more resilient.” Help by sharing this information Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsInternational bodies Internet June 24, 2020 Forum launches working group to combat infodemic, information chaos RSF_en News About the Forum on Information and DemocracyThe Forum on Information and Democracy’s mission is to assist with the regulation and self-regulation of the online information and communication domain and to implement the goals of the International Partnership for Information and Democracy that was launched during the UN General Assembly in September 2019 and has now been signed by 37 countries.The Forum was created in November 2019 by 11 non-governmental organizations, research centres and think tanks from all continents: Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada), CIVICUS (South Africa), Digital Rights Foundation (Pakistan), Free Press Unlimited (Netherlands), Human Rights Center of UC Berkeley School of Law (United States), Institute for Strategic Dialogue (United Kingdom), OBSERVACOM (Uruguay), Open Government Partnership (United States), Peace Research Institute Oslo (Norway), Reporters Without Borders/RSF (France) and Research ICT Africa (South Africa).Press contact : Emilie [email protected](0033) 6 77 92 16 77 Organisation Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsInternational bodies Internet last_img read more

Group warns against giving minors alcohol

first_img Pinterest Previous articleGo Red for Women luncheon set for MayNext articleFive things you need to know today, March 9 admin Group warns against giving minors alcohol Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsCrime WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By admin – March 9, 2018 Twitter Facebook Beer mug file photo Ahead of Spring Break, the nonprofit Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse sought to remind Odessans of a city ordinance created last summer that created steep new fines for adults who provide children with alcohol.The “Social Host” ordinance that the group asked the Odessa City Council to pass allowed officers to issue civil citations if they determine that the adults knowingly allow minors to drink.“We don’t want adults to get in trouble — we want adults to not do it,” said Mellessa Brenem, the youth prevention program director with PBRCADA. “So this is that deterrence.”It was already illegal to give alcohol to a minor, and police can arrest or issue criminal citations to people who do it, but the new penalties do not require the same amount of evidence showing adults provided the minors with alcohol.Odessa Police Department Deputy Chief Jesse Duarte said that officers had issued three citations since the ordinance took effect and the department plans periodic operations with other agencies to target underage drinking.“It’s working,” Duarte said. “The main purpose here is to protect our youth.”last_img read more