For Good Causes loyalty points donation scheme officially launches

first_imgFor Good Causes loyalty points donation scheme officially launches Melanie May | 21 April 2020 | News Thousands of Vodafone customers have donated their rewards so far with points being converted to an average charity donation of £6.49 per customer. In one month, Vodafone consumers donated to 850 different charities.Overall, For Good Causes generated donations to over 1,750 charities throughout its pilot and charity partners participating in the launch include Macmillan Cancer Support, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, Combat Stress, The Trussell Trust and NHS Charities Together. For Good Causes unites hundreds of brands and retailers with more than 20,000 charities and enables consumers to convert their loyalty points and rewards into digital monetary donations.Wendy Martin, Chief Marketing Officer at For Good Causes said: The Koin Rewards App, which includes brands such as Neals Yard, Able & Cole, Ecotricity, and Elvis & Kresse is also joining the platform, and its existing partners, which range from Vodafone, Quidco, and Pure Planet, to Yulife, Perkbox, Sodexo, Gift Cloud and WeGift. Louise Parkes, Chief Executive at GOSH Charity, commented: About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Sue Freeth, Chief Executive at Combat Stress, added: “We’re on a mission to raise £500m for UK charities over the next 5 years. By empowering consumers to donate their rewards to their favourite causes, we’re enabling charities of all sizes – big and small, national and local – to benefit from this brand-new income stream.” Advertisement “We are 90% dependent on public donations to deliver our life-changing and life-saving services to former servicemen and women across the UK with complex mental health problems. The cancellation of crucial fundraising events during this pandemic has impacted our ability to support veterans, so we’re delighted to be partnering with this fantastic initiative that has come at a critical time for charities.” Fintech firm For Good Causes, which helps consumers donate their unwanted rewards to charity, has launched officially this month, with BP and Rakuten among the new brands joining the platform. Tagged with: Donated goods Technology “Now more than ever, we are relying on the generosity of our supporters to be able to continue supporting the hospital to deliver the very best care to seriously ill children from across the UK. Making it easy for people to donate by using rewards they’ve earned in their daily lives is a fantastic way of raising vital funds, and we’re thrilled to be one of the charities involved in this initiative.”  501 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

Students meet company recruiters at Harris College nursing fair

first_imgThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts TCU alumni Courtney Dunn speaks to HCA North Texas Recruiter Jennifer Carter. She said she’s looking for patient care experience so she can become a physician assistant. Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Nursing students spoke with recruiters about potential job opportunities. print Facebook Twitter Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Senior Meghan Riegel spoke with a Texas Health Resources recruiter. Susan Nayeb, a junior nursing student, speaks with a recruiter. Shane Battis Shane Battis Shane Battis Shane Battis Twitter The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year TCU nursing students had an opportunity to speak about potential employment opportunities with healthcare organizations on-site at the Harris College Nursing Fair on Thursday.Fifteen healthcare organizations were available at the fair offering applications for volunteer work, externships and full-time jobs.“We see the value in bringing in new grads, new students that have the latest education,” said Jennifer Schmeppl, a Hendricks Medical Center recruiter. “We’re interested in bringing them on board and seeing what they have to offer us.”Another Hendricks recruiter, Missy Lewis, said students bring “cutting edge education” about the field to their workplace. She said compassion and new ideas are qualities valued in Hendricks’ employees.“It’s like a freshly plowed ground,” Lewis said. “They’re ready for planting, and they’re ready to learn the culture of our organization as well.”However, eligibility for jobs partially depends on students’ progression in the nursing program. The event was mostly for clinical nursing students who qualify for hospital jobs, said Katherine Bishop, a career consultant.Amy Trello, an HCA North Texas recruiter, said senior nursing students are trained to work as full-time nurses for their company.Trello said seniors can apply for residencies—what hospitals call internships—that give them the hands-on experience they need.Kelly Nash, a senior interested in caring for sick babies, said she’s applying for HCA’s residency program. The program will teach her how to care for infants and earn her certification to work in a neonatal care unit.Trello said she saw “passion” from students she met at the fair.“We’re really looking throughout this whole time to bridge them from being a student to being a successful graduate nurse to being a successful nurse on the unit,” Trello saidJuniors also networked with organizations at the fair.Whitney Miner, a junior nursing major, said she’s applying for summer jobs. She said juniors can apply for jobs in home health, at summer camps or in hospitals as technicians.Miner said she spoke with Camp Longhorn recruiters about student nursing positions at their summer camps.At the camps, student nurses function similarly to a school nurse. They are responsible for handling the children’s medication and treating them if they get injured.Miner said she is pursuing a career in pediatrics and is “super interested” in anything that involves children.Celeste Lindell, TCU employee development manager, said the fair had a variety of organizations from all over Texas and the United States.“Students can branch out and do something different,” Lindell said. Shane Battis Linkedin Previous articleRabies cases often “overhyped” but remain a serious issueNext articleFort Worth offers mobile app to pay to park Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Facebook ReddIt Fifteen health care organizations visited the Harris College nursing fair on Thursday. Linkedin ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes ReddItlast_img read more

Independent paper’s photographer barred from covering royal wedding

first_imgNews News News Organisation News to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts July 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent paper’s photographer barred from covering royal wedding   Reporters Without Borders called on the Moroccan government today to explain why a photographer from the weekly paper Journal hebdomadaire, Karim Sellmaoui, was barred from covering the festivities surrounding the wedding of King Mohammed VI on 12 July.”This was an arbitrary measure taken by one of your officials against a staff member of an independent newspaper,” said the organisation’s secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to communications minister Mohammed Achaâri.                     Sellmaoui was stopped from entering Mechouar Square, opposite the royal palace in Rabat, where the public celebration of the king’s marriage to Lalla Salma Bennani was being held. A ministry official told him, without explanation, to get out of the car that was taking him, the special correspondent of the French magazine Paris Match and the technical team of the Qatari TV station Al-Jazeera to the festivities.The publishers of Journal hebdomadaire, Média Trust, said on 15 July that Sellmaoui was duly accredited by the ministry and had “not behaved ostentatiously or provocatively or criticised working conditions” for the event. More than 300 local and foreign journalists and photographers covered the marriage.center_img April 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Norway’s PSA says regulations breached in Hammerfest LNG leak

first_imgThe Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) leak in Equinor’s Hammerfest plant saying that several breaches of the regulations have been identified.To remind, this leak occurred on June 17 during loading of a road tanker at the gas liquefaction facility located at Melkøya Island outside Hammerfest.The authority decided on June 18 to investigate the incident.The direct cause of the LNG escape was that a valve on the cold flaring line in the road tanker from Barents Naturgass (BNG) had been left in the open position when loading was completed at the plant’s truck filling station, PSA said.It is estimated that about 996 kilograms, with an initial rate of 0.06 kilograms per second of LNG escaped during the incident.The leak is judged to have had small environmental consequences and it caused no material damage or production shutdown, according to PSA.The investigation has shown that the direct cause of the incident was the failure to close a valve during verification of the liquid level in the road tanker.“A gas and dispersal analysis shows that the leak from the road tanker could, under marginally different circumstances, have been ignited. In that event, the road tanker driver could have suffered third-degree burns in the space of two-three seconds,” PSA said.The PSA investigation has identified two nonconformities. These comprise deficient knowledge about and updating of operating documentation and design weaknesses in the system for overloading prevention and deficiencies in ignition source control.Three improvement points have furthermore been identified. These comprise lack of follow-up of BNG, lack of clarity over who should evacuate in the event of a factory alarm, and the clock in the emergency response centre showed the wrong time.PSA said that the investigation report has been sent to Equinor, which has been asked to explain how the nonconformities will be dealt with.The company has also been asked to provide its assessment of the improvement points which have been observed.Equinor has been given until January 24, 2019 to respond, PSA said.last_img read more