Great Northern helps West Norfolk charity get on board with free travel package

Published: 09:45 Friday 12 January 2018 An education charity which supports young people in West Norfolk has been given a free travel package by a rail operator. Great Northern has given five free travel passes to officials of Red Balloon, which helps youngsters who are unable to stay at their school because of bullying. Staff and students can also request passes if they need to travel to attend meetings or take part in residential trips. Andy Harrowell, corporate social responsibility…

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Tata Trusts: How Tata Trusts reinvents itself by helping state governments and MPs with data-driven tools

Data can be eye-openers. Sudhir Mungantiwar, Maharashtra’s minister for finance, planning and forestry, was taken aback when he saw the low penetration of cooking gas connections in his home district of Chandrapur. Even though the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, which provides LPG connections to families below the poverty line, had some beneficiaries in Chandrapur, the majority of poor homes did not get it. In fact, only 18% households had got the connection. The data on gas connections, which stumped Mungantiwar,…

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Why I want to honour victims of Dana crash— Oladunni Afolabi – Punch Newspapers

Lawyer and community relations practitioner, Oladunni Afolabi, tells TOFARATI IGE about her plans to build monuments in honour of the victims of the Dana plane crash What can you recall of your childhood? I was born in Agege, Lagos, and I am the third of five children; four girls and a boy. I attended Ifako International Nursery, Primary and Secondary School in Iju, Lagos. My mother doted on me a lot while growing up because my father wasn’t usually around.…

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Learn anywhere, anytime

Access to education is now just a click away and diving into it can be fun too. To make this happen, start-ups founded by young and creative minds have created easily accessible digital content and applications aimed at solving inequality in education.  The efforts have made enough of a mark to be noticed, recognised and, in cases, appreciated nationally and internationally. Students from as early as class five can use their mobile phones or computers to peruse relevant video tutorials.…

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NDC gets enthusiastic response from students for ‘Clean Oman’ campaign – Oman

The students, who have posted their sketches on the NDC Facebook page, stand a chance to win smartphones and tablets for their imaginative submissions. NDC had launched its ‘Clean Oman’ campaign for Omani school students in Sur in November 2017. As part of the ‘Clean Oman’ initiative, the NDC team visits schools and addresses students from class fifth to eight grades about the importance of staying healthy at home and school. They also highlight the importance of keeping Oman clean.…

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‘Right thing to do’: JJ Bean gives Ontario minimum wage to Vancouver staff – British Columbia

Regular JJ bean customers may have noticed that the price of a full-bodied cup of Railtown has risen by a few cents. The company, which has stores in Toronto and Vancouver, increased the price of its products from one to three per cent on Jan. 1 to offset Ontario’s minimum wage hike, which went from $11.60 to $14 an hour.  When the company had to increase wages for its Ontario employees to meet provincial law, it decided to also increase staff pay in…

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The ghosts of Adichanallur: Artefacts that suggest an ancient Tamil civilisation of great sophistication

Her features weren’t well defined but her body conveyed a symbolism. Her large hips were emphasised by what appeared to be a skirt or perhaps an oddiyanam — a belt-like jewellery. Her breasts were prominent and the long, dangling earrings she wore seemed typical of the Tirunelveli region of Tamil Nadu. The palm-sized bronze figurine came from the archaeological site at Adichanallur, located along the Tamirabarani river in Thoothukudi district, says C. Maheswaran, the retired curator for anthropology at the…

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‘Right thing to do’:JJ Bean gives Ontario minimum wage to Vancouver staff – British Columbia

If you’re a regular JJ bean customer, you may have noticed that the price of your full-bodied cup of Railtown has gone up by a few cents.  The company, which has stores in Toronto and Vancouver, increased the price of its products from one to three per cent on Jan. 1 to offset Ontario’s minimum wage hike which went from $11.60 to $14 an hour.  When the company had to increase wages for its Ontario employees to meet provincial law, it says it decided…

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Cause Coin Creates a New Global Currency and Sustainable Economy for Nonprofit Engagement – Press Releases on

CLEVELAND, Jan. 12 /CSRwire/ – Created to support a massive global marketplace for Nonprofits, this ecological token will empower the masses to do good and be rewarded for their participation.  It is intended as a social support and tangible engagement asset, as it is the first and only currency of its kind. Passion driven organizations, such as nonprofits, require the hands of people helping people to reach social goals beyond monetary contributions.   “Cause Coin  is not about donations, as…

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European fashion brands urged to own up about supply chains

Campaigners are calling on two of Europe’s biggest fashion brands to make transparency part of their New Year’s resolutions by revealing where their clothes are made. Activists have been delivering gift boxes containing almost 70,000 signatures to Armani and Primark stores in European cities, asking the two brands to publish information about the factories they source from, including addresses and numbers of workers. The signatures have already been hand-delivered to shops in cities including Hanover and Antwerp, with international labour…

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Between 2014-15 and November 2017: Govt funding for various development schemes was Rs 68,270 crore

Written by Pranav Mukul , Sunny Verma | New Delhi | Published: January 13, 2018 1:21 am The details of key schemes and the financial support offered by states and the Centre under some of the flagship schemes are given below.(Illustration: C R Sasikumar) For overall urban development across the country, the Central government has been supporting the states in improving governance, management and development of urban areas through schemes and missions such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas…

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WWCC To Host 2018 Regional Science Fair –

Western Wyoming Community College invites Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students, grades 6-12, to participate in the 2018 Southwest Regional Science Fair, Thursday, January 25th, 2018. The fair is an opportunity for students to apply their STEM knowledge, engage in scientific thought, and gain new ideas and knowledge from peers and educators. Local STEM teachers dedicate much of their time to prepare their students for this educational opportunity. The Regional Science Fair is an affiliate of Intel International Science…

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Firm aims to introduce bitcoin to PH

A JAPANESE investor has partnered with a Filipino capitalist to form a company that will introduce bitcoin to Filipinos. Takanori Okuno and Emmanuel Roa Duterte formed Japhil Global Coins Corp. (J-PGC) and will set up headquarters in Cebu. J-PGC president Duterte said they aim to introduce the virtual currency to Filipinos so they can take advantage of its uses such as in remitting money, investment and cashless payment. The company, however, is still waiting for their Securities and Exchange Commission…

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