Co-op Bank Community Directplus account raises over £57,000

first_img Howard Lake | 5 December 2005 | News The Community Directplus account offers low-cost 24-hour telephone, Internet and postal banking with no charges for cheques, standing orders, direct debits or cash deposits/withdrawals. For every £100 deposited in a Community Directplus account, 20 pence is added to the donation fund which is then made available for customers to apply for. The Community Directplus customer donation fund will provide donations of between £500 and £1000 to special projects ranging from Premiership coaching for disabled youngsters to the introduction of a Samaritan’s Internet helpline.The donation fund forms part of the Community Directplus account, which was set up to service community organisations, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises. All customers holding an account have the opportunity to apply for financial support from a fund that grows in relation to deposits.This round of donations is the second of the year, with twenty-two groups receiving their share of £17,400 earlier in 2005. Since the fund was launched in 2003, successful applicants have received a shared donation of £57,400. Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Co-op Bank Community Directplus account raises over £57,000 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.last_img read more

Indiana Supreme Court Rules in Right to Farm Case

first_img By Andy Eubank – Feb 23, 2020 Indiana Supreme Court Rules in Right to Farm Case SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Supreme Court Rules in Right to Farm Case Facebook Twitter Supreme-court-rules-on-right-to-farmIndiana agriculture got a big win Friday, an Indiana Supreme Court ruling that upholds protections from nuisance claims that the Indiana Right to Farm Act, RTFA, provides Indiana farmers. Elizabeth South is Vice President and General Counsel for Co-Alliance, an Indiana cooperative owned by local farmers.“We’re just really pleased for the growers in this case, Sam, Cory and Clint Himsel and their families,” she said. “Their families have been weighing the burden of having this litigation hanging over their heads and over their farm for the last four and a half years, and we’re so happy for them that it’s over.”The Indiana Supreme Court’s action was to deny transfer in the Himsel vs. Himsel case, which effectively upholds the Indiana Court of Appeals April 2019 decision (read HAT coverage of that ruling here) in favor of the Himsel’s of Hendricks County and their right to farm. South says it is an important decision for all Hoosier farmers.“It really provides them the protection they need to feel comforted that they can invest in their farm, that they can continue to improve their farm, and that they’re not going to be subject to a nuisance suit when they really have had no operational negligence,” she told HAT. “That’s what the Court of Appeals case really provides for farmers. It provides them the comfort to know if they follow all the rules and they do everything correctly, that they’re not going to be sued just for existing. That’s what the Indiana Right to Farm Act is really meant to protect, and this ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court really upholds that protection for Indiana farmers.”She said it also once again sends a powerful message from this state about the right to farm.“I think that this decision will be looked upon by other states when they’re evaluating this type of case in their state as well.”Kevin Still, President and CEO, at Co-Alliance, also issued a statement following the decision of the Indiana Supreme Court.“Co-Alliance and Indiana’s farmers are pleased that today the Indiana Supreme Court upheld the protections from nuisance claims afforded Hoosier farmers. This decision is consistent with numerous decisions over the past 40 years by Indiana courts that have interpreted the RTFA to protect a farm’s ability to grow, develop and improve its land for the production of food and other agricultural products. While Indiana farmers must adhere to strict local and state requirements when they build or expand a farm, such as converting land from row crops to a confined feeding operation, they must have the flexibility authorized by the RTFA to develop and improve their farming operations, which today’s decision re-affirms.Sam Himsel, issued a statement on behalf of entire family, saying, “Our family has lived with this stressful lawsuit since October 2015. We are relieved that our farming way of life and multi-generational agricultural livelihood can continue uninterrupted and be passed on to my grandchildren.  We hope today’s decision helps ensure farming rights for future generations of Hoosier farmers and that no other farming family has to endure this type of protracted, expensive litigation.  We greatly appreciate all of the support that we have received from Co-Alliance, the rest of the agricultural community and our lawyers who fought for us from day one and who prevailed at the trial court, court of appeals and now the Indiana Supreme Court.”Still with Co-Alliance added, “this litigation has been difficult, hard fought and worrisome for Sam, Cory and Clint as it jeopardized their ability to continue raising livestock on their farm today as well as for future generations. As a farmer-owned Indiana cooperative Co-Alliance is proud to have stood side by side with Sam and his sons as co-defendants fighting for the preservation of rights for all farmers in Indiana. Today’s decision provides farmers with a high degree of certainty that their farm, which often represents a multi-million-dollar investment, cannot be shut down without reason. After today’s ruling, Indiana farmers now have another consistent interpretation of the Right to Farm Act that can be applied when nuisance suits come masquerading as trespass or negligence claims.” SHARE Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week Podcast for February 22Next articlePurdue Webinar to Cover Crop Insurance Decisions and 2018 Farm Bill Signup Andy Eubank Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Think Ya Know? Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

first_imgThe marijuana lobby gets very upset at any suggestion of marijuana being called a gateway drug. Of course, not everyone who starts using marijuana uses other drugs; some just go on to stronger versions of marijuana, such as “wax,” “dabs” or vapes. Others may not use anything stronger than the old-fashioned weed of the last century.Yet the scientific evidence suggests it is a gateway drug that can open the doors to other addictions, including alcohol: Studies show that marijuana affects dopamine receptors and our brain’s reward system which may lead to the use of many other different drugs. In one study done by the University of Michigan Medical School, researchers found a negative correlation between the amount of marijuana consumed over time and the amount of dopamine that was released in the brain in response. Smokers will then seek other drugs in order to achieve the high they used to experience with pot.The National Institute on Drug Abuse says cannabinoids are able to decrease the reactivity of brain dopamine reward circuits over time, leaving frequent marijuana users vulnerable to other drug addiction. Additionally, THC promotes an enhanced response to other drugs in the same way that alcohol and nicotine do, which may lead to the progression of more drug addictions that may cause a toxic overdose.last_img read more

Women’s basketball swept in Oregon

first_imgThe Women of Troy suffered a sweep in Oregon over the weekend, falling to Oregon State Friday and Oregon Sunday.On Sunday, the Trojans (18-10, 6-10)  threatened with a run in the fourth quarter, but the Ducks survived in the end for a 69-60 win. USC cut a 15-point deficit down to just two with under two minutes to play, but Oregon (20-7, 9-7)  finished the game on a 9-2 run as the Trojans ran out of gas.Sophomore forward Kirsten Simon led the way for USC with 19 points, while junior guard Courtney Jaco chipped in 11.Up by six at halftime, Oregon pulled away in the third quarter, opening up a double-digit advantage as USC was held in check on offense, being outscored by the Ducks 43-21 over the second and third frames. The Trojans trailed 52-37 heading into the fourth.The Trojans opened the game strong, leading 16-9 after the first quarter, going on a 7-2 run that was capped off by a bank shot from senior forward Fagenble off a pass by freshman guard Khaedin Taito.But USC was outscored 23-10 in the second quarter, with a 9-2 run quickly evening the score at 18-18 after a 3-pointer by senior guard Lexi Peterson. The Ducks took the lead shortly thereafter. Freshman Maite Cazorla, who led all scorers at halftime with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, put Oregon ahead 32-26 at halftime after making a layup with just over a minute left in the half.The Women of Troy entered the game having lost three of their last four games, including a 76-52 defeat at Oregon State Friday night.In a fourth quarter that was not competitive, the Women of Troy were unable to cut into the lead with the Beavers continuing their hot shooting into the fourth quarter. The Beavers extended the lead to a game-high 27 on a 3-pointer by Taylor Kalmer with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.The Trojans struggled offensively to start the game but they were able to keep things close with their aggressive defense and relentless hustle. After trailing throughout the first quarter, the Women of Troy were able to tie the game with two minutes remaining in the quarter on a tough layup by sophomore guard Sadie Edwards. It was an ugly first quarter with both teams shooting below 30 percent and finishing with a meager nine points.The action picked up in the second quarter with both teams shooting the ball much better. USC took its first and only lead of the game on its first possession of the second quarter on a put-back by Fagbenle. But the Beavers quickly responded with an 8-0 run, including back-to-back 3-pointers by senior Deven Hunger and freshman Taylor Kalmer to take a 17-13 lead. The Women of Troy were unable to muster up a run of their own and finished the half trailing 29-23.It was a tough game for the Women of Troy as they suffered their largest loss of the season. The team not only had trouble on offense but they also struggled on the defensive end as Oregon State’s ball movement left USC scrambling.“We’ve got to get back to our basics of playing defense and running,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. “We’ve got to be able to execute our game-plan for 40 minutes.”The Trojans return home to take on Arizona State on Friday at the Galen Center.last_img read more