New report on charity sector from Mintel

first_imgConsumer intelligence supplier Mintel’s latest charities report confirms that the changes in tax-efficient giving legislation in 2000 have been successful in increasing charities’ income.Mintel’s latest report on the charities sector reveals that the amount donated to charity through payroll giving reached £73 million in 2001/02 and an estimated £86 million in 2002/03.The report’s coverage is wide-ranging. According to Mintel, apparent trends in giving vary, with data showing that the percentage of households giving to charity has fallen over a 20-year period by over 5 per cent, although the average donation has risen such that total household donations have gone up in real terms. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 September 2003 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics New report on charity sector from Mintelcenter_img This upward trend will be encouraged by growing proportions of ABs in the population, as well as by growing proportions of older age groups, both having a higher propensity to give. However, the report finds that today’s young households are less likely to give than today’s middle-aged were when they were young. There is thus a possibility that the number of donors could fall in aggregate with passing time. Younger age groups are increasingly being directly addressed with specifically tailored messages or with different campaigning activities by charities. Fundraising events, which offer the possibility of participation, also attract younger age groups. For instance the London Marathon has around 75% of its runners running for charity. Another possible pointer for generating funds in future may be through CRM activity, which attracts above-average levels of participation from younger and less affluent groups.The rise in tax-efficient giving might also bring other additional benefits, according to the report. For instance some evidence suggests that payroll giving helps to bring more non-traditional donors, namely those that are younger and less affluent.Mintel’s report concludes that charities must still do more to publicise planned giving in all its varieties, both in order to maximise income and also to foster assured income streams.The report’s table of contents consists of:Market Background External Market Drivers Internal Market Drivers Market Size and Trends Market Segmentation The Supply Structure Advertising and Promotion The Consumer The Future The Mintel Charities Report 2003 can be purchased and downloaded online. It costs £545 although there is a discount available to registered charities.For more information on Mintel’s Charities report, contact Emily Measor.  55 total views,  2 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.last_img read more

Revised financial guidance for charities from Charity Commission

first_imgRevised financial guidance for charities from Charity Commission AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Commission Finance Law / policy Howard Lake | 8 June 2010 | News 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. The Charity Commission has published four updated sets of financial ./guidance for charities and their advisers covering risk management; financial difficulties and insolvency; reserves and internal financial controls. The ./guidance has been revised to reflect new developments and the difficult economic climate that charities now face.The Commission’s latest Economic Survey of Charities showed that 47% of charities thought the sector would feel the effects of the recession later than the private and public sectors, and take longer to recover.Andrew Hind, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission said: “Careful management of risks, strong internal financial controls and a clear reserves policy form the cornerstone of a well managed charity. At a time when many charities are reviewing their financial and risk management, it is important that they have the right tools to be able to mitigate risk, overcome financial difficulties and to be clear about how to manage reserves and establish internal financial controls.“In an uncertain economic climate, it is more important than ever for charities to review and actively manage the risks they face. Regardless of a charity’s size, this revised ./guidance is something for all trustees to read.”The four new sets of ./guidance, Charities and Risk Management (CC26); Financial Difficulties and Insolvency (CC12); Charities and Reserves (CC19) and Internal Financial Controls (CC8) supplement other information for charities about financial issues that can be found  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The DNC and big money

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this July 26 — The Democratic National Convention has barely begun, and it is already quite clear that a large number of people who had hoped that the Sanders campaign would push the Democratic Party to the left and give people a chance to vote in November for real change are not just disillusioned, they are hopping mad.They should be.The familiar stench of capitalist politics drifts over the convention. The commands of big money are being carried out behind the scenes through an opaque alchemy brewed by a tightly controlled political machine.The Democratic Party, especially since the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt, has posed as the party of the people, in contrast to the Republicans. A skeptic might point out that Roosevelt himself was the scion of a rich and powerful political family, and only did what he thought was necessary to placate the masses and save the system in a time of capitalist breakdown and rising class struggle. Yet the popular image of the party remains.And so it is that the convention, which has so many working-class delegates, a good number of them union activists, people of color and immigrants, and caucuses of LGBTQ people as well as artists and writers with a progressive outlook on social themes, has already, for the most part, been whipped into line to support Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee. But not without the biggest struggle in many, many years, with those in the Sanders camp feeling the nomination was stolen from him.Clinton is the first woman to be nominated for president by either of the two big U.S. capitalist parties. That’s how backward this country is politically and socially. Since 1918, many women have actually served as heads of state in other countries around the world — lists 175 of them! Finally, it could happen here. But Clinton is a woman who is trusted by the big money men not to depart from the rules they have imposed on Washington.Rule number one: She must accept the dictates of the warmongers and send U.S. troops around the world whenever the U.S. transnational corporations and banks demand it to advance their far-flung profit interests. She as well as all the preceding Democratic Party presidents, including Barack Obama, have understood this and have never used their powers to refuse the generals, even making war without getting a declaration of war from Congress — a clear violation of the Constitution.The flap over Clinton’s emails and Benghazi just underscores the fact that, as secretary of state, she was in the middle of that completely illegal assault on the sovereign state of Libya, which has since been ripped apart by mercenaries serving competing oil cliques.Rule number two: She must maintain the status quo of rule by the super-rich while trying to placate the masses with minor reforms. This has been standard operating procedure for Democratic administrations, like those of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.Bill Clinton especially promised improvements for the masses of Black people and cultivated an image to go with his promises. But in reality he consciously destroyed welfare, the last resort for poor women of color with children, and supported legislation that led to the highest level of mass incarceration in the world — with a disproportionately high percentage of Black people behind bars. Meanwhile, the gap between rich and poor is greater than it has ever been.One thing the elections have shown, even at this early stage, is that a large section of the population is fed up with the status quo and looking to change things. The Sanders movement appealed to workers and low-income youths based on their class interests.The Trump campaign is stirring up fear and anger to reinforce racism and xenophobia. Trump and his ilk want to turn them against anyone but the super-rich, who really run the show and are the cause of rising economic insecurity.The capitalist system is in a growing crisis, as technology displaces workers and thereby undercuts the very market they need to realize their profits. And the bosses always try to solve their problems on the backs of the workers.The argument is already being made strenuously by the Democrats to support Clinton because the alternative, Trump, would be unthinkable. But it is a false argument. Yes, Trump is an openly racist agitator in comparison with Clinton, but voting for the Democrats will neither stop the racist police violence nor advance the struggle for urgently needed social change. That has to happen in the streets, in the workplaces, everywhere that the masses of people can be engaged to fight in their own defense against the exploiters and the masters of war.The best outcome at the present time is that the Sanders movement, the Black Lives Matter movement, the low-wage worker movement, the LGBTQ movement, the reproductive justice movement, the movements against deportations and mass incarceration — all retain their independence from both capitalist parties, stay in the streets and collaborate to unite and fight this racist, oppressive, exploitive and dangerously unstable system.last_img read more

Conference strategizes tearing down statues, walls

first_imgDurham, N.C. — Energized by the fall of the Silent Sam statue in neighboring Chapel Hill, N.C., just days before, activists and community members representing a wide spectrum of progressive interests gathered on Aug. 25 at the historic Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C., for “How to Topple a Statue, How to Tear Down a Wall,” a conference and celebration marking one year since one of Durham’s own Confederate monuments was brought to the ground.Planned by the group Defend Durham, the conference brought together anti-racist organizers, religious leaders, student activists and anti-capitalist advocates from groups like Stop Killing Us, Comité de Acción Popular, Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE), Charlottesville Standing Up For Racial Justice, Duke University’s Graduate Student Union, Workers World Party, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the Green Party and others to assess the state of the movement one year after horrific right-wing violence in Charlottesville, Va., prompted freedom fighters locally and nationally to intensify the struggle against racism — both symbolically and materially.“I’m glad that our action has made people open their eyes and interrogate the seemingly natural order of everyday life,” said Takiyah Thompson, a Workers World member who became a national symbol of resistance when she climbed a ladder and tied the rope that brought down Durham’s statue. “When we see these monuments to white supremacy, we have to understand that they exist as an attempt to humiliate and dehumanize all who are nonwhite. But if you want a truly humanizing experience, there’s nothing quite like physically destroying an altar of your oppressor.”Panels covered a multitude of topics, including im/migrant rights, capitalism’s inextricable links to racism, the state of University of North Carolina student activism and the need to build political power outside the traditional U.S. two-party system. But in light of the churning controversy over Silent Sam — a small pro-Confederate rally and much larger counterdemonstration were taking place simultaneously over in Chapel Hill — the monument issue was never far from the microphone.“My heart cries out to all of our oppressed ancestry who had to endure the racism, the rape, the murder, the nonstop killings,” said the Rev. Curtis Gatewood of Stop Killing Us, a Durham advocacy group seeking police accountability, calling the continued presence of Confederate monuments a “slap in the face.” In a breakout session, Gatewood stressed the importance of pushing for immediate reforms, such as stronger measures ensuring that police do not violate the constitutional rights of Black and Latinx people, while simultaneously combating underlying structural issues.“The solution is not just having better police,” he said. “Everything we do has to be based upon our desire to fight institutional racism. … I don’t care how much diversity training you get, if you’re a racist white supremacist with a badge you’re going to murder Black people.”While speakers addressed several topics of national importance, some discussions were more locally focused. The Rev. John Gumbo of Durham’s Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church, which serves a largely im/migrant population, discussed the difficulties his church is experiencing in a rapidly gentrifying city. After being gifted use of his building 10 years ago by another Methodist church, the predominantly white North Carolina Council of Churches is attempting to purchase the property, leaving Gumbo to fear that Shepherd’s House’s future is in danger. “Come and join us into the ministry, but don’t overtake everything [and] leave us with no place we can call home,” he said.Other speakers raised issues of im/migrant exploitation and argued for a deeper analysis of their issues. Teresa Gutierrez, WWP member and deputy secretary general of the International Migrant Alliance, noted that many in the U.S. who hadn’t been conditioned to see im/migrant issues as any of their concern had recently been horrified by the actions of the Trump administration at the Mexican border. “To see children in cages, to see children torn away from their parents, to have parents deported and their children remaining here in the United States just shocked the senses of broad layers of the population,” she said.While praising the many individual acts of resistance that have garnered attention in this period — from a mother hearing about Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s abuses and driving to the border in protest, to others collecting frequent flier miles to donate in the service of reuniting families — Gutierrez noted that these acts weren’t enough on their own. It is “the task of the left,” she said, “the task of the working-class movement to take this moment in history, this consciousness in support of im/migrants, and take it further. … You can’t be passionate for that Honduran mother or father and still support U.S. policies that create the most violent destabilizations [in those countries]. You just can’t do that.”Most panelists echoed something of a universal theme: that all of these struggles were connected, and that any successes in realizing a more just world come from the people themselves.“The hashtag that started going out after [Aug.] 14 [when the Durham statue came down] was #doitlikedurham,” said Workers World Party’s Elena Everett. “I don’t think any of the activists came up with that. It really was Durham that took that statue down. Each of us are actors on a larger historical stage, but we wouldn’t have been able to do it, we wouldn’t be able to sit here before you if it wasn’t the will of the people.” The question now, she said, was how to raise consciousness that “this movement, this community is tearing down white supremacy from Durham to Charlottesville to the White House to South Africa to all over the world; that we’re interconnected.”Thompson, who reminded the audience that the conference was taking place during Black August and a nationwide prisoners strike, reiterated that point: “We have to tear down the wall in a physical sense, but also in an ideological sense.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

City wide food drive sparks competition, provides almost 300,000 meals

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth + posts Twitter Caitlin Andreen Caitlin Andreen Caitlin Andreen Linkedin Previous articlePreviewing TCU vs MinnesotaNext articlePolice chief finalists to be announced today Caitlin Andreen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Caitlin Andreen Linkedin “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Facebook Paschal High School head football coach named coach of the week Caitlin Andreen Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday HSNT “Trick or Trot” to raise money for North Texas animals printThe competitive spirit of Cowtown came alive this summer as government departments and neighborhoods faced off to see who could donate the most food and money to the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB).Together the city of Fort Worth donated enough food and money to provide almost 300,000 meals for the TAFB, said Angela Rush, city of Fort Worth human relations administrator.The competition’s winners, the internal audits division and the Monticello Neighborhood Association, donated the most money and combined meals per person in the office or per occupied household (based on census data).“I find it funny that internal audits who has 13 employees beat out every department,” Rush said. “They work it.”The winners will be recognized during a City Council meeting later this month.The second and third place finishers, the City Manager’s Office and the City Secretary’s Office, along with the Riverwood Homeowners Association and the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association, will receive certificates for their achievements.Tanglewood resident and TAFB employee Amie Hedbige said she thought the Tanglewood food drive went fantastic as they collected 764 pounds of food and more than $1,000 in donations.“They really listened and responded to the protein request,” Hedbige said. “We had lots of canned tuna, chicken, beans, some of those items that we are desperately low on in the summer months.”Rush said city employees used the canned drive as a chance to bring out their competitive side and even issued challenges to each other internally.“Municipal courts threw down the gauntlet,” Rush said. “They said were going to increase their collection and they did.”Rush said it seems as if many offices followed municipal courts’ challenge since collection increased by 2.5 percent since last year, an increase that the TAFB director of communications, Andrea Helms, said was because of the commitment from the city.“We really appreciate all the time and effort they put into to make it larger and better than ever,” Helms said. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Facebooklast_img read more

Michel Kilo free at last after completing a three-year jail sentence

first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Syria RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders welcomes writer and journalist Michel Kilo’s release at 11 p.m. last night in Damascus from the Damascus headquarters of the intelligence services, where he had been held and interrogated for the previous five days.Intelligence agents had seized Kilo as he was freed from Adra prison in Damascus at midnight on 14 May on completing a three-year jail sentence. His family says his state of health is very worrying.Four journalists and bloggers are still detained in Syria.—————-19.05.2009 – Journalist Michel Kilo held by intelligence services since release from prison five days agoReporters Without Borders is very worried about writer and journalist Michel Kilo, who was released from Adra prison in Damascus at midnight on 14 May on completing a three-year sentence, but was immediately taken to the Damascus headquarters of the intelligence services and has been held there ever since, undergoing interrogation.His family has told Reporters Without Borders its concern is compounded by the fact that he has kidney stones in the urethra, the presence of which was confirmed by an ultrasound scan carried out in the Adra prison infirmary on 14 May.“Kilo must be released and allowed to go home,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He has served his three-year prison sentence. His interrogation by the state security police violates his rights. Furthermore, his state of health is very worrying and requires urgent medical treatment.”Now aged 68, Kilo was arrested on 14 May 2006 after signing the “Beirut-Damascus/Damascus-Beirut Declaration”, an appeal for a radical overhaul of relations between Syria and Lebanon, and was given the three-year sentence on a charge of “undermining national sentiment.” He was made to serve the entire sentence although a judge ruled in favour of early release. He was awarded the British Parliamentary Press Gallery prize in October 2008.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the lifting of the state of emergency that has been in force for the past 46 years in Syria, suppressing civil rights and freedoms. All dissent was silenced during Hafez Al-Assad’s 30-year dictatorship. After the dictator was succeeded by his son, Bashar Al-Assad, in 2000, people were given a limited opportunity to express their views for a brief period known as the “Damascus Spring”.But a wave of arrests followed a December 2007 meeting by pro-democracy activists allied in what was known as the Damascus Declaration National Council. In all, 12 leading figures were arrested by the intelligence services, including three journalists – Fayez Sara, Ali Abdallah and Akram Bounni.A total of five journalists are currently in prison in Syria, which was ranked 159th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. President Bashar Al-Assad is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom.” March 8, 2021 Find out more News May 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Michel Kilo free at last after completing a three-year jail sentencecenter_img to go further Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Inquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partner

first_imgNewsInquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partnerBy Staff Reporter – April 25, 2016 818 Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Facebook 2016 Limerick women in business award winners named Hi-Way Bar Limerick operators win court battle to stay trading A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guises Print TAGSfetauredJulia HolmesKimerickthomas ruttle Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind Twitter Thomas Ruttle is laid to rest WhatsApp Previous articleOn the reel: visual arts in LimerickNext articleTesco ballot Staff Reporter Senior Limerick Garda nominated for LGBT equality award A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guisesDETAILS of the mysterious deaths of serial con-woman Julia Holmes and her Limerick partner Thomas Ruttle are expected to emerge at an inquest in Newcastle West this Monday.Julia Holmes, who adopted a number of aliases in the course of her life, died alongside Limerick bee-keeper Thomas Ruttle at his family home at Boolaglass outside Askeaton on May 18, 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their badly decomposed bodies were found by burglars who had broken in to the house which they believed was abandoned.Thomas Ruttle (56) and Julia Holmes or Julia McKitterick, (63) had not been seen for a number of weeks prior to the grim discovery. Pressure had been mounting on Ms Holmes who was being sought by police after a number of her cons were exposed.The PSNI from Northern Ireland were looking to arrest her after she failed to turn up at a court hearing over an £18,000 theft allegation.A native of Tyrone, Ms Holmes abandoned her young son when she emigrated to Canada and the US where she was jailed over $500,000 fraud. She had been married to a Texan business man despite being still married to her first husband in Northern Ireland.She was also accused of fraudulent activity in Australia before she linked up with Thomas Ruttle, a well respected and unsuspecting farmer from County LimerickWhen they moved into the roadside farm property at Boolaglass, Ms Holmes failed to pay a local builder €50,000 for extensive renovations on the two storey house.Thomas Ruttle was buried at the family plot in Askeaton but his partner’s body was cremated in Cork after it remained unclaimed for a number of weeks.Next Monday afternoon, the final chapter in Julia Holmes’ remarkable life will be heard at the inquest into the couple’s deaths.Statements had been taken from the men convicted of the burglary at Boolaglass but it is unlikely that they will be called to give evidence of their shocking discovery.The burglars contacted Gardaí after they found the bodies so as to distance themselves from the deaths.Deputy Coroner for West Limerick Antoinette Simon BL, will preside over the inquest which is to be held at Newcastle West courthouse.State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy is expected to give evidence as well as a number of Gardaí who were dispatched to the scene. Advertisementlast_img read more

UTPB student finds niche in athletic training

first_img UTPB student finds niche in athletic training Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebookcenter_img By admin – April 7, 2018 National Athletic Trainers’ Association.UTPB Athletic Training Education Program. Local NewsEducation Although her softball career ended with a back injury several years ago, University of Texas of the Permian Basin athletic training program sophomore Lindsey Post still wanted to be involved in athletics.She had a partial scholarship to play softball at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, about an hour north of Atlanta.“I love sports. I’ve always wanted to be involved in sports, but after I got injured, I didn’t know what to do anymore. I went back home to Dallas and started working at a sports medicine clinic. I started learning the ins and outs of sports medicine. I was only planning to stay for a year and ended up working for seven years,” Post said.It took about a year for her to feel “almost” 100 percent. Having always wanted a college degree, Post decided to return to school last year and attended the University of North Texas, but the program wasn’t nationally accredited.Post searched for colleges and found UTPB, which is nationally accredited and less expensive than UNT.Her grandfather lives in Midland and her father grew up there, so they decided that was the best place for Post. Then she met Richard Lloyd, associate clinical professor of kinesiology and Athletic Training Education program director at UTPB, and that helped cinch here decision.“He (Lloyd) really convinced me to come here,” Post said.The UNT program was a kinesiology degree and students did athletic training on the side. She started at UTPB in August 2017.“This one is full-on athletic training, one on one. You’re learning anything and everything about athletic training and that’s what I liked. I learned more in the first week here than I did in a whole semester at UNT,” said Post, 28.“It was the best decision I’ve made,” she added.She said she loves her professors.“Dr. Lloyd and (instructor/Athletic Training Education Program clinical coordinator) Betsy (Biehl), they really taught me a lot. I’ve also made some of the best friends I’ve ever made — here friends for life. We’re all a really close family. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I came here, but everybody has welcomed me with open arms. I’ve learned so much in the past semester and a half. It’s all thanks to Dr. Lloyd and the program he’s put together,” Post said.Students in the program set athletes up on modalities like ultrasound and muscle stimulation. Post said students can help the athletes under the supervision of athletic trainers.“If they’re having pain, it … helps relieve pain (and) relax the muscles. Sometimes we’ll put some heat and some ice on them, so a lot of that is very hands on,” Post said.Students are assigned a certain sport each semester called clinicals. Last semester she did women’s soccer.“We were at every practice and every game. We didn’t get to travel; only football gets to travel, but we were at every home game and every practice,” Post said.She added that she didn’t know that much about soccer when she first arrived at UTPB, although she had played as a youngster.“I learned a lot through working with the soccer team, which was fun. That’s what I wanted. I wanted to learn a new sport — something I wasn’t familiar with,” Post said.Recently, she was assigned to spring football.“I have a brother and my dad. They love football, so I grew up watching it,” she added.Lloyd said Post contacted her early last spring and wanted to visit UTPB and talk to him about the athletic training program.Lloyd said Post brings a maturity that some of the other students don’t have and that has translated to some of the younger students.“She’s always agreeable to be at her clinical events and does very well in the classroom,” Lloyd said.Some do it that way (injured former athletes)March was National Athletic Training Month. Lloyd said there are currently 22 students the clinical phase of the athletic training program. He added that the numbers fluctuate, but the numbers get stronger each year.“She’s going to be an excellent athletic trainer because she pays attention to detail. She uses prior knowledge and puts two and two together very well,” Lloyd said.Lindsey Post, a student in UTPB’s athletic training program, shows how she would wrap an ankle using fellow sophomore athletic training student Samantha Valdez as a guinea pig.Ruth Campbell/Odessa AmericanMore Information WhatsApp Previous articleSHAC reviews Life Center curriculumNext articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: UTPB sweeps Western New Mexico adminlast_img read more

Food Allergy Science Initiative Launches as Independent Nonprofit

first_img CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The Food Allergy Science Initiative (FASI) today announced the beginning of a new era as a separate, independent organization dedicated to discovering the root causes of food allergies through rigorous scientific research and deploying new therapies to treat and, ultimately, cure them. FASI launched in 2016 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in partnership with a group of Boston-area parents whose families have been affected by food allergies. Together, they sought to advance knowledge of the biological basis of food allergy, which affects more than 30 million Americans. Despite the prevalence of food allergy, very limited progress in treatment has been made over the past 40 years. “Millions of patients are waiting for food allergy diagnosis and treatment breakthroughs, as the speed of scientific learning about these conditions has been eclipsed by the growth of food allergies in the population,” said Christine Olsen, M.D., a radiation oncologist and a founder and the executive director of FASI, whose family has been affected by food allergy. “FASI seeks to accelerate the drug discovery needed to halt this epidemic and enable children and adults living with food allergies to realize improved quality of life, one free from the constant threat of reactions that can include anaphylaxis.” Since its founding, FASI has made tremendous progress pioneering new research directions in food allergy, attracting talented young researchers, facilitating scientific and public outreach about allergy, and nurturing the food allergy community. The collaborative, multifaceted initiative now spans world class labs across the U.S. As an independent nonprofit, FASI will build upon the research progress made at the Broad and partner institutions under the leadership of Ruslan Medzhitov, FASI’s chief scientific officer. Major discoveries include the interaction of the immune and nervous systems in relation to the tolerance to an allergen. “These insights have opened new areas of research and may impact the study and treatment of many other conditions, including autism, gastrointestinal disorders, and Parkinson’s disease,” said Medzhitov. “Our research efforts will continue to uncover how the body senses and responds to allergens, what cells contribute to allergy response, and precisely what role the gut microbiome plays in food allergies.” The new entity will also build on significant financial support that FASI has garnered to date from philanthropists and foundations, including a recent grant from Food Allergy Research and Education. Additional support will be directed to further foundational science that is shared openly with researchers around the globe, rather than developing one particular therapy or treatment to address one type of allergy. In order to continue funding transformative food allergy research, FASI has set a goal of raising an additional $50 million over the next five years. “FASI is a stellar example of what can happen when scientists and clinicians aren’t afraid to tackle big problems,” said Todd R. Golub, M.D., director of the Broad Institute. “To see this initiative grow from a small collaboration to this national endeavor inspires me. Food allergies are an urgent public health issue, and the therapies and breakthroughs that so many people are waiting for will only happen through these sorts of cross-disciplinary collaborations.” About FASI The Food Allergy Science Initiative launched as an initiative within the Broad Institute in 2016, through the support of Boston area food allergy families. As an independent, nonprofit organization, FASI is committed to continue developing innovative food allergy therapies and diagnostics. Philanthropic donations support FASI’s long-term goal of eradicating food allergies. For more information, visit View source version on CONTACT: Greg Turner, Ball Consulting Group, LLC Phone: 617-243-9950; Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH PHILANTHROPY GENERAL HEALTH FOOD/BEVERAGE RESEARCH RETAIL FAMILY FUND RAISING CONSUMER SCIENCE PARENTING SOURCE: Food Allergy Science Initiative Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 10:01 AM Food Allergy Science Initiative Launches as Independent Nonprofit Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter Facebook Previous articleHermann Pohlchristoph Appointed as Independent Director to PartnerRe’s BoardNext articleEMCOR Group, Inc. Fourth Quarter Conference Call to Be Broadcast Over the Internet Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

A Resurgence of ARMs

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) may have been a defining trait of the housing market crash. However, the average mortgage rates on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) as well as the  30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) rose by about 70 basis points from August 2017 to August 2018, according to an analysis by CoreLogic. “ARMs were popular prior to the housing bubble burst and its share of the dollar volume of conventional loan originations dropped to a staggering 4 percent in early-2009 from more than 50 percent during mid-2005,” Archana Pradhan, Senior Professional Economist at CoreLogic wrote on its blog. Though the rates of ARMs have fluctuated from 8-18 percent, increasing and decreasing in tune to the rise and decline of FRMs, the overall ARM share remained stable from last year despite the rise in the mortgage interest rate, the report indicated. The analysis also found that ARMs accounted for 15 percent of the dollar volume of conventional single-family mortgage originations as of August 2018. It is worth noting that the national share of ARMs had considerable variations across locations and loan sizes. The report found that ARMs are common in expensive areas and among homebuyers borrowing large-balance mortgage loans than for those with smaller loans. The rate on 30-year FRMs surged to 4.55 in August 2018 from 3.88 in August 2017. Similarly, the rate on 5/1 ARMs rose to 3.87 in August 2018 from 3.15 in August 2017. Buyers perceive ARMs to be a more feasible option on account of its lower initial interest rate, especially for bigger loans compared to FRMs, resulting in bigger monthly savings. Pradhan noted the strong relationship between the average sale price and the ARM share, wherein it is higher for metros with a higher average sale price. San Jose metro had the highest average sale price and the largest share of ARMs out of all conventional mortgage originations in 2018. Metro areas used in the CoreLogic analysis are Core Based Statistical Areas. At a stable rate since 2017, ARMs comprised 51 percent of the dollar volume among mortgages of more than $1 million originated during August 2018. The ARM share dropped by 1 percentage point from August 2017 and is currently at 21 percent among mortgages in the $400,001-$1 million range, and remains unchanged from last year among mortgages in the $200,001-$400,000 range at 7 percent in August 2018. The report reflects on the correlation between the demand for ARMs and FRM rates and the difference in their initial interest rates. For homeowners, relatively low FRM rates continue to be a great option despite the rate having increased a year ago. The analysis also cites higher default rates on ARMs during the crash, rigid underwriting requirement of lenders in recent years, lengthening periods of expected ownership as the possible reasons for the decrease in ARMs volume. November 14, 2018 577 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Adjustable Mortgage Rates Archana Pradhan CoreLogic Fixed-Rate Mortgages HOUSING Previous: And Your Home Can Fetch … Next: Marion McDougall Stepping Down From Caliber The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A Resurgence of ARMs Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / A Resurgence of ARMs Adjustable Mortgage Rates Archana Pradhan CoreLogic Fixed-Rate Mortgages HOUSING 2018-11-14 Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Donna Josephlast_img read more