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Two well deserved gongs

I was thrilled to see that the Queens Birthday Honours list included the names of two people I have had the privilege to work with. Catherine Johnstone was honoured for her work with the Samaritans, a role which I know … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jun 11, 2016

A regulator, desperately out of touch

The name Claire Dove will probably not be familiar to most people reading this piece. She is described on one website as a key player in the social enterprise movement and since the early 1980’s has led the Blackburne House … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Jun 5, 2016

Batman v Superman: G2A Proves Once Again That #Gamers Have Hearts!

This unique Batmobile PC casemod (a computer inside a customized case), was designed for the joint G2A MSI and Gaming for Good charity auction. (PRNewsFoto/G2A.COM)G2A.COM is a multi-award-winning marketplace with over 30 000 digital gaming products.
by LoupDargent.info on Jun 1, 2016

A lack of discrimination

A news report in Mondays Independent newspaper responds to the way in which young men and women from Independent Schools are able to gain advantage from their education and are disproportionately represented in the high ranks in Business, Public Sect...
by IanChisnall on Jun 1, 2016

The Swarm

On Sunday Afternoon while I was cutting the grass in our garden, I heard a deep vibration which could almost have been a drill or mower in a nearby house, but the whining sound grew more intense, before the sky … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 31, 2016

A lesson for today

The moving tributes to Sir Nicholas Winton (1909-2015) as part of last weeks Memorial Service for him at London’s Guildhall raised several thoughts. It may have been skilful camera work but the images on ITV showed no politicians or well … Co...
by IanChisnall on May 24, 2016

Lets celebrate

Its the middle of Mental Health week and one small way of responding to this is finding positive things to say about the people we work and live with. Last week as one of the corporate sponsors of a Youth … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 19, 2016

The food we don’t buy

Last week J Sainsbury announced that it plans to install combined heat and power (CHP) units in six more of its stores across the UK, bringing the national total up to 16. It is not yet known if any of … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 16, 2016

Well done Mayor Pete

The news that the Mayor of Brighton and Hove is to depart from tradition and select 27 charities to benefit from his time in office, rather than 3 is in my view a good one. I have no idea why … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 14, 2016

Sound The Alarm - Brad Goreski And Melissa Rivers Are Policing For A Good Cause

"QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE" PSA (PRNewsFoto/QVC, Inc.)Hosts of the E! hit show Fashion Police to appear in public service announcements for "QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE" benefitting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance Both Brad Gor...
by LoupDargent.info on May 11, 2016

The real lobbying problem

This Government and its predecessor has shown itself to be completely incapable of dealing in a meaningful way with lobbying, despite David Cameron stating in 2010 before the coalition was formed “Now we all know that expenses has dominated politi...
by IanChisnall on May 7, 2016

A Government in chaos

This week the Government announced it was making changes to the Trade Union Bill which had been deeply unpopular with Trade Unionists and led to a number of high profile protests and demonstrations. Several tabloid newspapers have suggested this is &...
by IanChisnall on Apr 30, 2016

Four days in April

It is unlikely that more than a few hundred people in the UK have heard of or met Maina Kiai, however he has just undertaken a 4 day visit and the conclusions he has come to as a result of his … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Apr 24, 2016

Lets have substance, not just style

It appears that the Government and in particular the Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock MP have managed to win the case to spend an additional £80,000 per year to ensure our laws will continue to be printed on vellum, rather … Continue r...
by IanChisnall on Apr 21, 2016

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari Launches Beauty Therapy Book With Proceeds To Charities

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by Jobs & Scholarships in Nigeria on Apr 15, 2016

Canada: Malala Yousafzai Honoured By Toronto Charity Daughters For Life

The Daughters for Life Foundation 4th Gala Dinner, 2016 - Peace and empowerment through education. On Wednesday, May 25 the DFL Gala will honour Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace prize winner, for her courage promoting education for gir...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 15, 2016

The new Minimum Wage

The decision by the Labour Government to establish an Independent body to set a national minimum wage in 1998 and led to its introduction in 1999 was an important if contested step. However it was clearly a good thing to do, … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Apr 1, 2016

An important sign

-That we need to see more often! The sign is a symbol for a toilet that is fully accessible. It is the symbol used by the  Changing Places Consortium who launched a campaign in 2006 on behalf of the 1/4 … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Mar 31, 2016

The loss of choice and integrity

According to Nick Gibb, speaking this morning on Radio 4, because the number of Schools converting to academies is growing, it will soon be impossible for the state to sustain a mixed economy and so it will be necessary for … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Mar 25, 2016

UNICEF: Climate Change And Lack Of Sanitation Threaten Water Safety For Millions

A woman with a girl toddler fills a jerrycan at a community water point in Ouéréguékaha Village in Côte d'Ivoire. After four years, households again have access to safe, piped water, thanks to a UNICEF programme. (c)UNICEF/UNI94496/Guoegnon (CNW...
by LoupDargent.info on Mar 22, 2016


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