BBC Children in Need uses OpenMarket to handle mobile donations

first_img 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 December 2013 | News BBC Children in Need, which this year achieved a record fundraising total, is using OpenMarket’s Mobile Engagement Platform to raise funds via premium SMS. It began handling donations from the beginning of the appeal on 7 October 2013, and will continue to accept them until midnight on 31 January 2014.This year donors had the choice of three charity donation SMS short codes, giving them the option of donation £1, £5 or £10 via text. Donors are charged the amount of their donation, plus the standard network message charge. For donors with text messages included in their mobile phone plans, the message charge is deducted from their allowance.As well as providing the donation handling system, OpenMarket also advised BBC Children in Need on best practice for end user experience for mobile donations made via text message.[quote align=”left” color=”#999999″]3, O2, EE, Virgin, and Vodafone have all waived their charges[/quote]UK mobile operators 3, O2, EE, Virgin, and Vodafone have all waived their charges in order to allow BBC Children in Need to receive the full amount donated by mobile. HM Treasury has also confirmed that UK operators should not charge VAT on these text-based donations.Over £4m donated via mobileUK donors have so far given over £4 million via mobile to BBC Children in Need in this record-breaking year.Adrian Sarosi, Director of Marketing and Business Development at OpenMarket EMEA, commented: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: BBC Children in Need Events mobile OpenMarket Research / statisticscenter_img “At times, the OpenMarket platform processed sustained bursts of over 400 donations a second – which shows the power of the mobile channel as well as the stability of our platform”.The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is also using the OpenMarket Mobile Engagement Platform to power mobile premium SMS (PSMS) fundraising for its Philippines Typhoon Appeal in the UK. The DEC Philippines appeal launched on 12 November and has so far received more than £1 million in premium SMS donations from the UK public.[message_box title=”How to give by mobile” color=”blue”]Any UK donor can donate £10 to BBC Children in need via SMS on their mobile by texting DONATE to 70710 until midnight on January 31 2014. Terms and conditions apply. Texts cost £10 plus the standard network charges and donors must be 16 or over and have the bill payers’ permission.[/message_box]  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BBC Children in Need uses OpenMarket to handle mobile donationslast_img read more

Women’s basketball suffers first loss, falls to Yale

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt + posts I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! printThe Horned Frogs lost for the first time this season Tuesday evening against the Yale Bulldogs, 82-72.The Frogs offense started out ice-cold. They missed their first six shots and did not score in the first five minutes of the game. TCU overcame the slow start to head into halftime trailing by just three points, 30-27.Neither team gained much of an advantage in the third quarter trading buckets throughout the period. The Bulldogs pulled away in the final minutes of the quarter as Yale’s Roxy Barahman hit a dagger to extend their lead to 52-43 after 30 minutes of play.TCU refused to give up and continued to chip away at the lead. The closest the Horned Frogs got to the Bulldogs was within five points as sophomore guard Amber Ramirez drained a three-pointer with 2:41 remaining in the contest. However, the Frogs then missed their next six shots to close out the game. The Bulldogs drained 10 of their 13 shots in the fourth quarter to prevent a Horned Frog comeback.The Frogs were led in scoring by Amy Okonkwo with 18 points off the bench. Ramirez and senior guard Toree Thompson added 13 points each while freshman guard Lauren Heard recorded her first double-digit scoring night of her young career.Now at 3-1 on the season, the Horned Frogs will travel to Northridge, Calif. for the Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Classic. The Frogs will begin the tournament Friday night against the Arizona Wildcats and follow that match-up with a date against either CSUN or Idaho Saturday evening. TCU vs Yale women’s basketball in Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on November 21, 2017. (Photo/Gregg Ellman ) TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine Previous articlePassing along an ID may land students in campus lifeNext article‘Coco’ is beautiful and one of Pixar’s best films Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Linkedin ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

TCU survives against Northwestern State to advance to 4-0

first_img Previous articleHoroscope: December 3, 2020Next articleHoroscope: December 4, 2020 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Kevin Samuel (21) high fives Jaedon LeDee (23) midway through TCU’s win over Northwestern State on Dec. 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook + posts Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printComing off of their Hall of Fame Classic championship, TCU Basketball survived a strong effort from Northwestern State to improve to 4-0 with a 74-68 win on Thursday night.“Good win for us. I thought we’d be better,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “Simply put: we weren’t as good as I thought we’d be.”Amidst several surges by the Devils, the Frogs relied heavily on the scoring of guard R.J. Nembhard, who poured in a game-high 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting.The junior was all over the stat sheet, adding eight rebounds, three assists, a block, and a steal to his scoring effort.TCU outrebounded Northwestern State 44-35, largely due to the efforts of center Kevin Samuel. The 6′ 11″, 255-pounder tallied his second double-double of the year, grabbing a game-high 15 boards to go with his 12 points.Samuel also added three blocks in the game. He now has 171 in his career, tied with Vladimir Brodziansky and James Penny for most all-time in school history.The Frogs struggled from behind-the-arc and the free-throw line. TCU made just seven of their 26 three-point attempts while shooting 50 percent from the charity stripe.“You can’t really separate from a team when they foul you and you can’t make free throws,” Dixon said. “We’ve been doing that consistently for four games.”The Devils’ Trenton Massner and Kendal Coleman kept them in the game with consistent and efficient scoring. The duo went a combined 14-for-23 with 36 points on the night.After struggling with efficiency in his first two games of the season (5-for-21 combined), Nembhard started the game red hot, hitting his first four shots and scoring 10 of TCU’s first 14 points.“My teammates have a lot of confidence in me. My coaches have a lot of confidence in me,” Nembhard said. “I worked really hard, so I wasn’t really worried about the rhythm coming.”On the other end, Massner looked unfazed by Nembhard’s strong start. The guard hit four of his first six shots for 10 early points of his own to keep the Devils within a bucket seven minutes into the game.Just five minutes later, TCU’s lead had ballooned to 11 as four-straight made shots propelled them into a 9-0 run.Once again, Northwestern State refused to go away, capitalizing on turnovers and poor three-point shooting by TCU to make it just a six-point game at the half.The Frogs committed seven turnovers and shot just 4-for-15 from behind-the-arc in the first half. Despite having a four-inch height advantage over the Devils’ starting big man, Samuel took just four shots in the first 30 minutes, making three.Northwestern State looked hungry for an upset coming out of halftime. Just two and a half minutes into the second half, the Devils took a one-point lead, forcing a TCU timeout.Seven-straight points from sophomore P.J. Fuller helped the Frogs get back on track, but they were unable to put any significant ground between them and the Devils until late in the second half.Eventually, Nembhard’s continued scoring and Samuel’s dominant presence on the boards wore down on Northwestern State, and TCU was able to extend their lead to double digits again with eight minutes to go.From there, the Frogs’ lead fluctuated between eight and 12, with a late steal by guard Francisco Farabello leading to a dunk by forward Jaedon LeDee to seal the win for TCU.Fuller and LeDee rounded out TCU’s double-digit scorers, contributing 13 and 11 points, respectively. Farabello tied his career-best with seven assists and zero turnovers. Despite the Frogs’ struggles, Dixon did mention after the game that it was good for TCU to have all 13 of their players available in the contest for the first time this season.“It’s a no-excuse season,” Dixon said. “We’ve got to become a no-excuse program, a no-excuse ball club.”Up next, TCU will jump right into conference play with a matchup against Oklahoma at home on Sunday. Tipoff against the Sooners is set for Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post Facebook Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

RSF report on journalists who are targeted by organized crime

first_img Related documents en_rapport_mafia_web.pdfPDF – 4.14 MB Reporters Without Borders (RSF) held a press conference today in Paris to unveil a report entitled “Journalists: the bête noire of organised crime” that shines a light on the threats and reprisals to which journalists are subjected whenever they start taking too much interest in organized crime. Reports Organisation RSF_en November 26, 2018 – Updated on January 27, 2020 RSF report on journalists who are targeted by organized crimecenter_img The only choice for reporters who uncover facts about organized crime is often between saying READ THE REPORTHEREnothing and risking their lives. Worldwide, more than 30 journalists have been killed by criminal organizations since the start of 2017, RSF learned in the course of several months of research for this report, in which it interviewed many targeted journalists, their colleagues and their families. Some of those interviewed are getting round-the-clock police protection after being threatened by organized crime in connection with their reporting. Some describe how criminal groups set fire to their homes or targeted their families. Others talk about the colleagues or family members who went missing or were murdered in connection with their reporting. Organized crime hates publicity and stops at nothing to silence overly curious journalists, everyone said. “Journalists who cover dangerous subjects such as organized crime often find themselves alone and vulnerable in the face of reprisals, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Governments must do everything possible to give them adequate support and protection and not turn a deaf ear to protection requests. And they certainly should not threaten to withdraw protection, as Italy’s interior minister recently did in a disgraceful attempt to blackmail Roberto Saviano.” Organized crime knows no borders. At least ten journalists have been killed by organized crime this year in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, where the drug cartels hold sway. The actual figure could be much higher because criminals and politicians often ally against journalists and impunity reigns in the countries. In India, Cambodia and some African countries, criminal groups make a fortune from breaking all the environmental rules in order to plunder natural resources. Journalists who shed light on trafficking in minerals, timber and petroleum are exposed to terrible reprisals. Sandeep Sharma, an Indian journalist who investigated a local “sand mafia” was deliberately run down and killed by a dumper truck in March. Europe has not been spared. At least two of its investigative reporters have been murdered in connection with their work in the past two years: Daphne Caruana Galizia, blown up a bomb under her car in Malta in October 2017, and Ján Kuciak, shot dead at his home in Slovakia, together with his fiancée, in February 2018. Both of these journalists had taken an interest in the Italian mafia’s activities in their own countries, in particular, shady financial dealings allegedly involving local businessmen and politicians. In Italy, Roberto Saviano is one of a total ten journalists who are protected day and night by police bodyguards. Paolo Borrometti, the target of a mafia murder plot in Sicily this year, is another. In all, more than 200 Italian journalists received some kind of police protection last year. What can journalists do in the face of organized crime’s far-reaching influence, in which officials often collude, at least passively? How can they continue to work when they know that organized crime stops at nothing, when they know they are putting themselves and their families at risk? In Japan, the yakuza had no qualms about murdering the well-known journalist Mizoguchi Atsushi’s son in retaliation for his reporting in 2006. Self-censorship has been the rule ever since. In the face of such violence, some journalists have given up. This was the painful decision that the owner of the Mexican newspaper Norte de Ciudad Juárez took after one of his top reporters, Miroslava Breach, was murdered last year. Others, such as Pavla Holcová, a Czech journalist who collaborated with Kuciak, wield their pens as defensive weapons, regarding their coverage of this or that criminal group’s illegal activities as the best way of protecting themselves. But this means teaming up with other reporters in order to reduce the risks. It’s what more and more journalists are doing – pooling their efforts and working on joint investigations within major international consortiums. A collective response to the Mob.This report was made possible thanks to a grant from the Sätila Foundation. Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists CorruptionFreedom of expressionPredators Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists CorruptionFreedom of expressionPredators Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Police mark World Press Freedom Day by arresting and beating journalists

first_img News Reporters Without Borders condemned police brutality as fresh evidence of repeated crackdowns against the press as police in Islamabad and Lahore marked World Press Freedom Day on 3 May with arrests and beatings of journalists.Security forces wielding clubs broke up a rally of around 50 journalists who had gathered peacefully to mark the day in front of the parliament building in the capital Islamabad. The police moved in almost immediately a procession was formed. The same day, security forces in the eastern city of Lahore charged some 200 journalists, leaving nine injured, as they gathered in preparation to rally at the Punjab governor’s residence in support of better working conditions.Reporters Without Borders said the violent incidents left a bitter sense of déjà-vu, since it had spoken out against similar incidents in Lahore and Karachi barely two weeks ago. “In the face of such behaviour by the security forces, the Islamabad government cannot seriously claim to permit more press freedom than any of its predecessors,” it said. “This claim can only be given any credence if it corresponds to the reality. The Pakistani authorities must put an end to abuses against journalists and only then can they really convince anyone of their willingness to promote press freedom.”Chairman of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Pervez Shaukat, was among around 30 journalists arrested by police in Islamabad.He described how they were bundled inside two buses and taken first to a local police post and then to Sahala Prison in the city suburbs. Police snatched equipment from them and confiscated their mobile phones. They were released after three hours. Journalists sent to cover the National Assembly sitting decided to stage a walkout from the day’s session in protest at the treatment of their detained colleagues. Opposition members of parliament joined in their protest against repressive police methods taken against a peaceful demonstration.Information and Broadcasting Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said that it was an unfortunate incident. News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information May 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police mark World Press Freedom Day by arresting and beating journalists to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alertscenter_img News PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

ITU member states urged to guarantee freedom of information

first_img to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa As a plenipotentiary conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) gets under way today in Geneva, Reporters Without Borders urges this UN agency’s member countries to give clear undertakings to guarantee freedom of information and the free flow of ideas and opinions, and to sanction countries that use censorship and violate the fundamental right of access to news and information.Reporters Without Borders also voices its support for a demonstration by Iranian journalists and activists taking place today outside the ITU’s Geneva headquarters.This conference is an important event at which ITU member states are due to adopt decisions about the agency’s future and about the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide.Many countries flout their obligations as ITU members by committing grave freedom of information violations. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, some form of Internet censorship occurred in a total of 68 countries in 2011. They included China, Cuba and Libya – ITU member countries that monitor communication networks in order to identify dissidents and censor online news and information in violation of ITU principles.The constitution of one of the ITU’s three sectors, the standardization sector (called ITU-T), states: “Telecommunications/ICTs also open new channels for sharing of global knowledge resources and the free flow of ideas and opinions. However, to harness the potential of telecommunications/ICTs, governments and other stakeholders have to provide an enabling policy environment and supporting infrastructure that are robust and responsive to a shifting set of challenges and opportunities.” The ITU goes to recommend that member states facilitate “the unrestricted transmission of news by telecommunication services.”“We call on the ITU, during this decisive conference, to firmly condemn countries that do not respect the fundamental principles of the free flow of information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also call on the ITU, as part of its work, to set up a commission to monitor freedom of information violations by member states. The development of ICTs throughout the world should be vehicle of democracy. The ITU must not be the accomplice of regimes that obstruct the flow of news and information on their telecommunications networks.”Iran, one of the world’s most repressive countries, plans to establish a global content filtering system for all of its telecommunications and to create a national Internet that is cut off from the international one. Government officials have described communications satellites and the Internet as electronic weapons being used by the west to wage a “soft war” on Iran.The signals of radio and TV stations carried by satellite, including the BBC and Voice of America, have frequently been jammed in Iran since 2000. These stations have repeatedly complained about Iran’s jamming but European and US satellite operators have had to yield to political and commercial pressure from a government that constantly violate its citizens’ basic rights, starting with the right to be informed.On the ITU conference’s opening day, Reporters Without Borders emphasizes its backing for the protests by Iranian journalists and activists against the repressive policies of a government that obstructs the free flow of information. With a total of 54 journalists and netizens currently detained, Iran is one of the world’s biggest prisons for the media.“Iran uses its position in international bodies to justify its use of repression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The government’s repressive methods rely on the assistance provided by foreign companies, especially western ones. Some of these companies, such as Europe’s leading satellite operator, Eutelsat, help the Iranian government to censor independent news by saying nothing about the source of satellite waveband interference.” After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 January 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ITU member states urged to guarantee freedom of information RSF_en Newscenter_img News February 25, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran Newslast_img read more

Rajasthan Political Crisis : HC Hearing On Sachin Pilot Camp’s Plea [Live Updates]

first_imgTop StoriesRajasthan Political Crisis : HC Hearing On Sachin Pilot Camp’s Plea [Live Updates] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 July 2020 1:33 AMShare This – xRajasthan High Court is hearing the petition filed by Sachin Pilot led rebel congress MLAs against speakers disqualification notice. Follow the live updates…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginRajasthan High Court is hearing the petition filed by Sachin Pilot led rebel congress MLAs against speakers disqualification notice. Follow the live updates here:Live Updates 17 July 2020 4:25 AMRajasthan HC adjourns the hearing on the petition filed by Sachin Pilot camp till Monday, July 20. Speaker directed not to take any decision on the disqualification notices till 5 PM, July 21.17 July 2020 4:15 AMThe bench suggests : Matter be adjourned till Monday, Speaker not to act till Tuesday on notice.17 July 2020 4:15 AMSinghvi submits that the petition challenging the show cause notice issued by Speaker is “premature”. They can raise the contentions before the Speaker, he adds.17 July 2020 4:15 AMDr AM Singhvi  appearing for the respondents, submits that the Court cannot interfere with the notice issued by the Speaker.17 July 2020 4:15 AMRohatgi submits that matter does not come under the ambit of the 10th schedule. Also raises the point regarding legislators’ freedom of speech. #RajasthanPoliticalCrisis #SachinPilot #17 July 2020 3:43 AMHearing continues before the division bench of Rajasthan High Court. Now Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi starts, after the submissions of Salve.17 July 2020 2:09 AMThe Court rises for a break. Will re-assemble at 2.50 PM.17 July 2020 1:49 AMA party whip applies only when the assembly is in session : Sr Adv Harish Salve for Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs. #RajasthanCrisis  17 July 2020 1:48 AMWhip is not applicable to meetings at homes and hotels; only applies to proceedings within House : Sr Adv Harish Salve for Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.17 July 2020 1:43 AMA bench comprising Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta is hearing the matter. The bench has allowed Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi’s impleadment application to be added him as a respondent in the case.>Load MoreSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Flynn tells Seanad inequality cannot be ignored

first_img Google+ Twitter Flynn tells Seanad inequality cannot be ignored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – March 27, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Facebook Previous articleCouncil buildings to light up to celebrate life of Lyra McKeeNext articleWind warning in effect for Donegal later News Highland center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews A Donegal based senator says discussions on the forthcoming budget must centre on eliminating economic inequalitySenator Eileen Flynn told the Seanad that there is systemic inequality which is ignored, and that must change.Recently, the trade union Unite published a report “Hungry Bellies are not equal to Full Bellies: Exploring Inequality and Deprivation in Ireland.”Senator Flynn told the Seanad it highlights a number of issues which need to be discussed……… Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Two deputies killed in line of duty in Florida, officials say

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, Fla.) — Two Florida deputies were killed in the line of duty today, according to law enforcement officials.Two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed at about 3 p.m. while they were at the Ace China restaurant in downtown Trenton — located about 50 miles west of Gainesville — Sheriff Bobby Schultz said in a statement.The suspect walked up to the restaurant and shot both of the deputies through the window, Schultz said. Deputies responding to the scene then found the suspected shooter dead outside of the business, according to the sheriff.Both deputies died of their injuries, Schultz said.Investigators have not determined a motive or “indications as to why this tragedy occurred,” according to the sheriff, who was on the scene throughout the afternoon and notified the deputies’ loved ones.Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement that the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were “senselessly killed.”“The daily risk that law enforcement officers take to protect our communities is overwhelming,” Bondi said. “My deepest condolences and prayers are with their families as they mourn the devastating loss of their loved ones. May their families, friends and fellow officers find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.”The sheriff’s office tweeted that it suffered a “terrible tragedy” and asked residents to avoid the area where the deputies were killed.Law enforcement officials from neighboring countries, as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state attorney’s office are assisting in the ongoing investigation, Schultz said.Further details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,iStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, Fla.) — Two Florida deputies were killed in the line of duty today, according to law enforcement officials.Two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed at about 3 p.m. while they were at the Ace China restaurant in downtown Trenton — located about 50 miles west of Gainesville — Sheriff Bobby Schultz said in a statement.The suspect walked up to the restaurant and shot both of the deputies through the window, Schultz said. Deputies responding to the scene then found the suspected shooter dead outside of the business, according to the sheriff.Both deputies died of their injuries, Schultz said.Investigators have not determined a motive or “indications as to why this tragedy occurred,” according to the sheriff, who was on the scene throughout the afternoon and notified the deputies’ loved ones.Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement that the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were “senselessly killed.”“The daily risk that law enforcement officers take to protect our communities is overwhelming,” Bondi said. “My deepest condolences and prayers are with their families as they mourn the devastating loss of their loved ones. May their families, friends and fellow officers find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.”The sheriff’s office tweeted that it suffered a “terrible tragedy” and asked residents to avoid the area where the deputies were killed.Law enforcement officials from neighboring countries, as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state attorney’s office are assisting in the ongoing investigation, Schultz said.Further details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Practice makes perfect

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Practice makes perfectOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today In the second of three articles on the issue of OHNeducation in the absenceof a national standard, we look at how students can best gain practicalexpertise.  By Annette Chorley and JoKitney What is expected of a newly qualified OH nurse and what is meant by”practice” and “supervision”. And how can OHN students bestgain practical skills and knowledge? These are the thorny questions which poseda problem for the RCNI as it reviewed student practice and its degree course. The vast majority of the nursing literature centres on clinical supervision,as does the UKCC1, and terms such as facilitation and mentorship wereidentified to describe concepts with elements important to the”practice” and “supervision” of students. These includesupport, learning, observation, participation and reflection. Professional supervision It is recognised that many OHNs do not perform clinical roles and insteadwork within proactive preventative services. The concepts of clinicalsupervision did not therefore provide the high challenge and support feltnecessary for OHN education – especially given that OHN students may already beor could go on to work autonomously in isolated settings. Hence the term”professional supervision” was felt more appropriate and adopted bythe programme. Professional supervision is distinguished by striving for high challenge andconstructive criticism in a climate of support. It is a practice-focused professionalrelationship involving a practitioner reflecting on practice, guided by askilled supervisor1. The rationale for professional supervision is to encourage reflection onpractice issues to enhance practitioner skills, knowledge and professional values,thereby promoting lifelong learning2. It has therefore been used not simply asa way of attaining Specialist Practitioner status but also to address OH issuesraised and as a strategy to broaden the knowledge base and experience in the OHprofession. This should enable OH nurse practitioners to developproblem-solving and analytical skills and to transform practice. Practice placements Students are required to undertake at least 90 days of practice during theirstudies, with regular contact maintained with their supervisor either in theworkplace or by telephone. The requirements of post-registration education andpractice – Prep3 – are re-enforced throughout the programme, and documentationcompleted will form a part of the students’ Prep portfolios. In the past the RCNI found that a disproportionate amount of time was spentarranging student placements and in orientation to the workplace and OH nurserole, with students often not able to practice or use fully their developingskills. This therefore needed to progress into a programme that met both therequirements of the UKCC for Specialist Practitioner status and developed thesalient practical and theoretical skills required of a qualified OHN. The professional supervisor It is an ENB requirement that professional supervisors are qualified OHnurses and this qualification can be at certificate, diploma, degree or Masterslevel. Other fundamental basics include enthusiasm, commitment and experience.We are delighted to note that, contrary to the view that there would be a lackof interest in becoming professional supervisors, we now have an active body ofmore than 100 supervisors who are keen to participate in the continualdevelopment of OHN students’ education. The workplace/organisation For the OHN student, the range of experience and practice available is asvaried as the industries and organisations they access. Although one mainsupervisor is ideally maintained throughout – and for part-time students mostof their experience will be in their own workplaces – all students are advisedto visit or gain experience in a range of workplaces and types of OH teams. Annette Chorley is an OHN lecturer and the professional supervisionprogramme coordinator at the RCNI. Jo Kitney is a freelance occupational healthand training consultant The first article in this series was published in Occupational Health,February 2000 References 1 UKCC, 1996, Position statement on clinical supervision for nursing andhealth visiting. UKCC, London 2 ENB, 1995, Creating lifelong learning – partnerships for care. ENB, London3 UKCC, 1997, Prep and you. UKCC, London The professional supervision programmeIn devising its structure, the programme aimed to change the focus ofplacements from being an “onerous” task that needed to be completedto attain qualification, to one that is rewarding, worthwhile and beneficialfor all involved. It fundamentally changed the system of “placements”by:– Encouraging students to find their own supervisor and complete a learningcontract. This was essential to establish a trusting and meaningfulrelationship between student and professional supervisor.– Where possible, a student would have a main professional supervisor forthe duration of their studies. This would encourage a progressive relationshipand for skills to be practised and used in line with theoretical learning.– The student would become part of the OH team and have a greater depth andrange of experience, which would benefit the organisation, supervisor andstudent.– Students would be encouraged to visit other organisations, OH departmentsor members of the OH team to aid translation of skills and knowledge in thesework areas. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more