Children’s Minister urged to intervene to save ParentStop

first_imgA meeting will be held today to call on the Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to intervene and save ParentStop from closure.The Donegal-based ParentStop organisation is threatening closure if funding sources are not found to sustain the project. ParentStop, which was established 14 years ago, provides a wide range of services including co-parenting support, and providing support with financial, health and bullying issues.Donegal TD Pat the Cope Gallagher is leading last-ditch efforts to save the service. He has confirmed a meeting with the Minister for Children this Tuesday afternoon to highlight the critical importance of ParentStop. “Unless the Government intervene and commit funding then Parentstop will close its services before the end of 2019,” added Pat the CopePat the Cope said that funding to the tune of €60 million has been left unspent within the Department, and he will put forward the case that priority should be given to funding projects such as ParentStop.“This organisation has a proven record in delivering services that otherwise would not be available, and hundreds avail of these support and counselling services each year,” stated Pat the Cope.“The Government and Minister must deliver for Donegal, it is imperative that funding is made available for ParentStop. It is essential also that certainty is restored to these services as so many people depend on ParentStop. It is self evident that the money is there to fund ParentStop, what is lacking is the political will to do so,” concluded Pat the Cope Children’s Minister urged to intervene to save ParentStop was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Building 20 Centres for 2010

first_imgThe official 2010 Fifa World Cup™ charity aims to raise US$10-million to build 20 Football for Hope centres across Africa, marking the first time that the world’s biggest football event will harness the power of the game itself to inspire positive social change.Five centres will be located in South Africa – the first is due to open in the Cape Town suburb of Khayelitsha in December 2009 – and a further 15 across the continent.Each will feature a mini-pitch along with classrooms and health care facilities, providing youngsters with a place to play as well as access to counselling, health and educational services.The campaign follows on the success of social upliftment campaigns associated with previous World Cups – Say Yes For Children (2002), and 6 Villages for 2006 – while marking “the first time that the world’s largest football event will harness the power of the game itself to inspire positive social change,” Fifa says on its website.20 Centres for 2010 will be conducted within the framework of the Football for Hope Movement, a key element of the strategic alliance between Fifa and streetfootballworld, a centre of expertise that supports a global network of local organisations in the field of development through football.Football for Hope partners, all successfully established local non-governmental organisations, will provide the education and health care services for the 20 centres, while also encouraging “the social integration of minorities and disadvantaged populations in their respective communities”.To get the ball rolling, Fifa – supported by its six partners Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Hyundai, Sony and Visa – has committed to contributing $500 to the campaign for every goal scored during the more than 800 World Cup qualifying matches – amounting to a donation of at least $1-million.Fifa aims to raise the remaining amount through targeted alliances and cooperations.20 Centres for 2010 “emphasizes the power of football far beyond the boundaries of the pitch,” Fifa President Sepp Blatter said at the launch of the campaign in 2007. “We want to … leave a lasting legacy for the benefit of African youth after 11 July 2010.”Article last updated: November 2009SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Startup Stimulus: Obama Proposes $30 Billion For Small Businesses

first_imgEarlier this week we told you how New York Times op-ed contributor and author Thomas Friedman urged President Obama to take steps to help foster a new age of innovation and entrepreneurship. Well it seems that Obama may have received that message, as Wednesday night during his State of the Union address to Congress the president proposed a bill to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. Perhaps Obama listened to Friedman, or maybe he saw the frenzied excitement that grows around new innovations like the iPad – either way, the president seems to have taken the first baby steps toward a more entrepreneurial culture in America.In the first quarter of a speech that lasted nearly seventy minutes – due in no small part part to the customary and, at times, comically frequent applause breaks – Obama leveled his focus on small businesses, calling for a $30 billion bill to help them attain credit from banks.“We should start where more new jobs do — in small businesses,” said Obama. “Companies that begin when an entrepreneur takes a chance on a dream, or a worker decides it’s time she became her own boss.”Obama also called for a tax credit which will go to small businesses that raise wages or hire more employees, along with with the reversal of taxes on small business investments. Instead of paying capital gains taxes, Obama proposed that small businesses should instead be given tax incentives for investing in things like new plants and equipment. One idea that Obama did not mention which could bolster the nation’s innovative spirit is the so-called “startup visa” which could bring foreign entrepreneurs to the U.S. and create jobs – a movement we wrote about earlier this month. As is the custom when the president gives his yearly address to congress, the Republican party chooses a representative to deliver their formal response. This year’s choice, Senator Bob McDonnell from Virginia, warned of growing government and increased spending, but agreed with the president that inspiring growth in small businesses is critical.“We must enact policies that promote entrepreneurship and innovation so America can better compete with the world,” McDonnell said. “What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation and litigation that kill jobs and hurt the middle class.”Embedded below is the White House video of Obama’s speech. Skip ahead to 13:14 to hear the president’s ideas for entrepreneurs and small businesses.Photos by New York Times photographer Doug Mills and White House photographer Pete Souza.Disclosure: ReadWriteWeb is a syndication partner of the New York Times. chris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: La Salle back on winning track, hammers UE

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Arum open to Pacquiao-Matthysse but not in Aprilcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Cheng and reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron had 13 points apiece to lead the Lady Spikers while Aduke Ogunsanya added 12.Mary Ann Mendrez led UE with 12 points with Shaya Adorador pitching in 11. La Salle Lady Spikers vs UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter having its winning run snapped, De La Salle vented its frustrations on woeful University of the East, 25-18,25-17, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers lost to National University in five sets last Sunday, but have returned to form to improve to 4-1 while the Lady Warriors are still seeking for their first win in five games.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle had a comfortable 23-17 lead after UE committed two straight errors, but the Lady Warriors were able to trim the lead down to four, 23-19, after a miscue on the Lady Spikers’ side as Arianne Layug hit the net.Desiree Cheng eventually finished things off for the defending champions and scored the Lady Spikers’ two final points, an off-the-block kill and a crosscourt hit that landed on the bottom-right corner of UE’s side of the floor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough La Salle was able to trump UE in just three sets, head coach Ramil De Jesus wanted more from his team.“The result is important but as for the performance, I’m quite dissatisfied because I couldn’t see the aggressiveness on the court,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “When they saw that we had a bid lead and the win was within reach they became quite complacent.” Read Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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