BBC News 24
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The head of an inquiry into historical allegations of child abuse at homes in Northern Ireland says there was widespread abuse and mistreatment of young people. The 22 residential homes were run by the church, the state and the voluntary sector. Sir Anthony Hart has been giving the conclusions of the long-running inquiry.
The Herald
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ASYLUM seekers have been told they can take part in voluntary work without breaching their applications after criticism of the treatment of a Scots-based pastor.
SABC Digital News
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Monday's much anticipated announcement by Ford South Africa resulted in the issuing of a voluntary safety recall for all Kuga's 1.6 Litre vehicles. The recall is limited to 1.6 Litre Kugas manufactured between December 2012 and February 2014. Other Kugas including the 1.5 Litres and 2 Litres are not affected. The decision by Ford SA has been received with mixed feelings by Kuga owners in general, and the Jimmy family in particular. Their member Reshall passed on in December 2015 after his Ford Kuga caugth fire. The family says it is prepared to expose Ford SA for hiding the truth, and have also threatened to bring a class-action suit against the manufacturer. But where to from here for the owners of the 48 Ford Kugas which have caught alight so far? For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
BBC Parliament
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I have completed the Aylesbury one myself. I think it's remarkable as a demonstration of how voluntary grassroots initiative is helping not just to get people more active, but to change attitudes towards activity, by making people, who been shy about getting involved in organised sports, feel that they are welcome to come along and participate.
Leicester Mercury
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has congratulated London Marathon heroine Claire Lomas on being awarded the MBE.The 36-year-old, from Eye Kettleby, near Melton, was honoured for charitable and voluntary services to spinal injury research in the New Year's Honours.So far she has raised more than £575,000 for research into spinal injuries and is a patron of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation(Nsif) whose research has helped a paralysed man walk again.In a letter Mr Hunt said: I was...
BBC Parliament
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Could the leaders of the house join me in congratulating Lorraine Alexander and her team from Grimsby job centre, who did a great deal of work to stage the event, and also all the voluntary and charitable groups? And could we find time to debate the role and opportunities for disabled people in the workplace? I am very happy to congratulate his constituents on this successful event.
Cotswold Journal
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VOLUNTARY and community groups are invited to bid for the latest round of grants of up to £500 from Redditch Borough Council.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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SECONDARY school league tables have been released showing the performance of schools in North Lincolnshire. The figures were released by the Department for Education today (Thursday, January 19). Top of the class is South Axholme Academy in Epworth where 77% of pupils got at least a C grade in English and maths at GCSE last year. St Bede's Catholic Voluntary Academy in Scunthorpe was a close second with 76%. The Government has changed the benchmark for the league tables this year....
Leicester Mercury
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The Huffington Post
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So is Donald Trump a modern-day Cyrus? No. Cyrus' policies were voluntary. People could stay. People could leave. Trump's policies, as far as we can tell, will demand that many leave America against their will. These policies are not at all the same. One evokes hope for the displaced; the other yields anxiety and despair. Cyrus' policies gave financial support to those who left. (This is clear from the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah.) If people returned home, he funded rebuilding. Trump's policies offer no financial support to those whom he will forcibly remove from the USA. Cyrus' policies supported the practice of the religions in his empire. Trump's policies, as far as we've seen, may discriminate against Muslims. Cyrus' policies gave hope to the displaced. Trump's policies aim at ridding America of the displaced. The comparison of Cyrus and Trump is wrong, not because of any personal considerations, such as God's choice of flawed individuals to do God's will, but because Trump's policies take us in the wrong direction.
BBC One Scotland
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The Airdrie savings bank told staff it will close its doors at its remaining three branches with 70 jobs lost. Deposits for 40,000 savers are safe, loans will be transferred to TSB. It is winding up after 182 years and as Britain's last independent savings bank will Airdrie savings bank, many on a voluntary basis, have to face this closure because of the regulation resulting from the greed of the fat cats in London.
Bournemouth Daily Echo
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MORE work is needed to ensure cycle events in the New Forest are organised to a 'high standard'.
The Sun Daily
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The Washington Times - Soccer
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has secured $350 million in federal funding for a voluntary program to pay farmers to protect and improve water quality in southern and western Minnesota, but the state needs to come up with about $95 million more to get the full amount. The state-federal effort announced ...
BBC One Yorkshire
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A revolving door of release, reoffend, return to jail. That cycle, he says, has ended, thanks to New Wortley Offender Support Team, who have found him voluntary work in the local community centre.
BBC One East Midlands
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It's thought the opportunities to secure these deals in the US may become more limited in future. By entering this voluntary agreement, Rolls Royce has avoided prosecution. But this has been condemned by an organisation called Corruption Watch, who's stated mission is to expose corruption and its impact on democracy. By not prosecuting Rolls-Royce, the Serious Fraud Office is unfortunately giving the impression that some companies are just too big and too politically important to prosecute.
TIME - Top Stories
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However, Prasad says his team is currently answering that question in a second study, and while the research is still ongoing, Prasad says the practice is prevalent.It is 100% happening that doctors who have conflicts of interest are tweeting about those specific drugs, he says. Regulatory agencies have struggled to come up with rules on promoting prescription drugs through social media. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced voluntary guidelines for companies on how to present the risks and benefits of a given product online, even with character restrictions. Among them are suggestions to post messages about risks with a hyperlink that can direct people to a more detailed listing of side effects. Currently there is no official guidance for doctors on social media. The study authors say that their findings raise the important issue of whether, and how, a doctor's conflict of interest should be disclosed on social media like Twitter.
Voice Of America
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"People like us, who have evacuated voluntarily to escape radiation, have been judged by our peers as if we selfishly evacuated for personal reasons," said Matsumoto. What she called her "only lifeline" is a housing subsidy the Fukushima prefectural government pays to voluntary evacuees, who numbered 26,601 by October 2016. The payment is typically 90,000 yen ($795) for a household of two or more in Matsumoto's area, a Fukushima government official said, adding that full rents are covered until March 31. "Things here now are safe, but there are people who are still worried about safety and we understand that," he said. Subsidies, if needed, will be adjusted to suit individual households, rather than handed out unconditionally, he added. A city official said radiation levels in Koriyama are now safe, dissipated by time and clean-up efforts. But "hot spots" remain, say activists, and Matsumoto still worries.
Voice Of America
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BBC One Yorkshire
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A revolving door of release, reoffend, return to jail. That cycle, he says, has ended, thanks to New Wortley Offender Support Team, who have found him voluntary work in a local community centre. Funded by Leeds City Council, but spearheaded by another former prisoner, the scheme is helping to keep people out of jail.
BBC Parliament
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But obviously, I will continue to have my broad engagements across community, with business, with the voluntary and community sector and more broadly, to ensure that we continue to listen to and reflect upon the views of people in Northern Ireland, as we look to the negotiations ahead.
SiteProNews
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The Sun Daily - World News
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TOKYO: Thousands of Japanese evacuees from Fukushima should keep getting free housing, supporters said Tuesday, as the local government readies to yank support offered after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Some 27,000 so-called voluntary evacuees - people who chose to leave their homes in the region after the 2011 accident due to safety concerns - are set to lose the six-year-old housing subsidy at the end of March. That means leaving state-paid housing in other parts of Japan and possibly returning to homes in the region where a quake-sparked tsunami swamped the nuclear plant, sending some reactors into meltdown and spewing radiation into the environment. "If we lose this housing support - the only lifeline we have - single-mother evacuees like me will fall into poverty," Noriko Matsumoto told a press briefing in Tokyo organised by activists.
Washington Free Beacon
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