£4000 worth of web development for one charity

first_img£4000 worth of web development for one charity  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis London-based creative agency unXPOSEd is offering £4,000 of its web design and development skills to the winning charity in a competition.Entrants must be “a small non-profit, charity, workers co-operative or social enterprise with little or no money to spend on the web”.The deadline to enter is 30 April 2010. After that, 10 of the entries will be chosen to be put to public vote on the agency’s website, and the organisation with the most votes by 30 May will win.http://unxposed.net/voices/competition.php Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Howard Lake | 30 March 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

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Bolivia to Increase Counterdrug Budget

first_img Next year, the budget for the fight against drug trafficking in Bolivia will be increased from $26 million to $34 million, the government stated on December 19, claiming that there is little support from the international community to the Bolivian counterdrug efforts. “In 2013, the national government must allocate at least 34 million dollars. In 2012, the unit in charge assigned 26 million, which includes the U.S. funding of 11 million,” said Felipe Cáceres, operational head of the fight against drug trafficking, in a press conference. The official confirmed that the fight against drugs will be mostly carried out with national funds, since aid from the United States will be reduced. “This year, we have been told that the United States has less resources, like five million dollars,” he added. Bolivia highlighted its achievements in the coca producing town of Chimoré, located in the center of the country, where the results of the fight against drug trafficking and coca crop eradications were revealed. The South American nation reported that 11,043 hectares of coca crops were eradicated in 2012, the largest area in the last decade, where 36 tons of cocaine paste and hydrochloride were seized. “These are very positive achievements. I hope it continues,” Ross Denny, U.K. representative who participated in the government report, told the press. On the other hand, Bolivian counter drug chief, Colonel Gonzalo Quezada, said that a program of air control, led by the Air Force, will be implemented in 2013 aimed at disrupting air bridges, especially with Peru. He stated that aircrafts, pilots, and flight plans will be registered, an attempt that has been unsuccessful so far. Besides being a coca and cocaine producing nation, Bolivia is a transit point for drugs sent to neighboring Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile, with final destinations in Europe and Africa. By Dialogo December 21, 2012last_img read more

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Dominican Republic: 2013 opens with huge cocaine seizure

first_imgBy Dialogo January 11, 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), Navy and Air Force worked together to seize a huge shipment of South American cocaine, marking the first major bust of 2013. On Jan. 9, the three forces seized 1,870 kilograms (4,123 pounds) of cocaine in Ocoa Bay in Azua province, west of the nation’s capital of Santo Domingo, on the country’s Caribbean coast. Roberto Lebrón, the DNCD’s spokesman, said two men, Ramón Sanz Pimentel and Arhgenis Cordero Soto, were detained a day later. They were being questioned and the Attorney General’s office said it was preparing to charge them. Agents also recovered satellite phones, GPS and navigation equipment, fuel and ammunition magazines for AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles. The suspected traffickers were transporting the cocaine, likely from Colombia or Venezuela, on a 40-foot speedboat equipped with three, 200-horsepower outboard motors. Pursuit of the boat began around 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 in the open waters south of Ocoa Bay. Agencies were notified of a suspicious boat approaching the island and responded with a DNCD helicopter, two Air Force Super Tucano aircraft and two Navy ships. Crews intercepted the boat in Ocoa Bay, forcing it to land at a nearby beach, Playa Mia. Four suspects aboard the boat escaped on foot. On Jan. 10, the DNCD announced it had apprehended Sanz Pimentel and Cordero Soto. Two suspects remain at large. Aboard the boat, agents discovered 76 sacks covered in plastic containing the cocaine. Officials said the suspected traffickers likely were also carrying weapons, which they may have thrown overboard during the pursuit. Authorities took custody of a second boat they believe was standing by to assist in transporting the shipment. The drugs were sent to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences for testing. From there, they were to be forwarded to the Attorney General’s office, which is expected to charge the suspects. “This was a combined effort, similar to what we’ve been doing for a while, and it’s the result of the work of a core unit that leads our fight against this criminal activity,” said Maj. Gen. Rolando Rosado Mateo, the head of the DNCD. Rosado led the operation from aboard the DNCD helicopter that pursued the boat. The Dominican agencies received air surveillance assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard. The seizure marked the biggest anti-narcotics bust in months for Dominican authorities. The country seized a record amount of illegal drugs in 2012. Officials captured 11.2 metric tons (24,691.8 pounds) of illicit substances, including a Dec. 22 operation that seized 1,189.8 kilograms (2,623 pounds) of cocaine from the high seas south of the Caribbean Coast not far from where the Jan. 9 confiscation occurred. Despite the successful anti-narcotics operations, Dominican officials said they expect traffickers will continue using the country as a transshipment point, with most of the shipments entering by sea. [Infosurhoy.com (Dominican Republic), 11/01/2013]last_img read more

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