GoodFasting platform will help fasters donate money saved to charity

first_img With intermittent fasting the most searched for diet term on Google in 2019, a platform is launching that helps people who want to follow a plan donate the money they save to charity.The GoodFasting platform is being developed to include features that enable people to follow personalised advice on the intermittent fasting diet with the additional functionality of making donations to people in hunger.Expected to launch in the next month, the platform offers a personalised approach with a focus on providing intermittent fasting programmes based on lifestyle, goals, and eating preferences.People will be able choose from a number of fasting plans listed on the site, which include everything from just drinking water instead of buying a coffee, and skipping a meal a day, to doing the 5:2 diet, which involves eating 500-600 calories for two days out of the week. They will then be able to donate the money they save to their choice of charity.Vladislav Buchnev, founder of the project, said:“People fail in their diets – that’s why many of them consider intermittent fasting because of its simplicity and health benefits. We provide a motivational tool to keep users following a fasting diet while helping others who need it most. Users will be able to follow the fasting diet, skip meals, save money while skipping meals, and donate savings to those who need it most.” Advertisement GoodFasting platform will help fasters donate money saved to charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  624 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 3 March 2020 | News  623 total views,  2 views today 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Fundraising ideaslast_img read more

Pay for student nurses ‘a really welcome step’

first_imgAdvertisement Previous article2026 Ryder Cup venue Adare Manor named as one of Ireland and Great Britain’s best resortsNext articleWorld Vision Ireland “In the Covid-19 crisis, the most vulnerable will be children in extreme poverty” Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedin Medical photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comPAY for student nurses during the COVID-19 crisis has been described as a “really welcome step” by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).The announcement was made yesterday afternoon in a statement by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, “Our healthcare professionals have shown immense leadership and I will do everything I can to support them.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The minister announced student nurses and midwives would be given contracts as Health Care Assistants, and be paid, allowing them to complete their placement and helping them complete their courses.Update on a few issues re #coronavirus #Covid19 https://t.co/m2Pm0qH5uX— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 26, 2020The INMO had campaigned intensely for employment opportunities for student nurses for several weeks, as many were unable to work other jobs due to cross-infection risks.The union understands that student nurses – including interns- will now be offered contracts as healthcare assistants, but officials of the INMO will be seeking further details and information.In particular, the union will be clarifying on the scope of the students’ practice in these roles and how it can best be integrated with their academic progression and placements.INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha described the move as “a really welcome step from the government”.The INMO representative said, “It’s good news for the student nurses, who will now be paid for their work on the frontlines.“It’s also good news for the wider health service. These are dedicated, talented, hard-working people who are keen to help in the global fight against COVID-19. Taking them on as paid staff not only values their work, but offers them clear protections as employees.“We will now engage with the government to determine the detail of this announcement, particularly on ensuring that students’ academic progression isn’t harmed by the crisis.” Print Twitter NewsEducationHealthPoliticsPay for student nurses ‘a really welcome step’By Cian Reinhardt – March 27, 2020 55 Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19educationhealthLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more

Mnuchin Secures Treasury Secretary Position

first_img Share Save Related Articles in Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Government Steven Mnuchin The U.S. Department of the Treasury Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: VP Pence Hires New Chief Economist Next: Quicken Loans, DOJ Take First Step in Legal Battle About Author: Mirasha Brown Government Steven Mnuchin The U.S. Department of the Treasury 2017-02-13 Mirasha Brown Mnuchin Secures Treasury Secretary Position The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / Mnuchin Secures Treasury Secretary Position February 13, 2017 1,042 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Steven MnuchinAlthough his journey was rough, Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs and OneWest executive, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 77th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury on Monday evening.Leading up to the final vote, some Democratic members insinuated that his businesses aided in the financial crisis of 2008 during his Senate Confirmation hearing on January 19. When it came time to vote on January 31, Senate Democrats staged a boycott, which Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called “abysmal.”“This has never happened before, that we’ve had this kind of treatment of cabinet officials,” Hatch said. “This is the most pathetic thing I’ve seen in my whole time in the United States Senate.”Ed Delgado, President of The Five Star Institute and former Wells Fargo executive, called Mnuchin a “competent choice” for Treasury Secretary. “His plans to roll back burdensome regulations and advance GSE reform will help foster progress and growth in the industry and the economy,” Delgado said. “He should not be labeled as the architect behind the 2008 financial crisis. The reality is that Mnuchin’s leadership during his tenure at OneWest defended American homeowners by making available programs that offered loan modifications to eligible borrowers.”Michael S. Barr—an architect of Dodd-Frank, the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions, and a financial reform expert at the University of Michigan Law School—issued the following statement regarding Steven Mnuchin’s role as Treasury Secretary:“With a new Treasury Secretary in place, the Administration’s focus will now shift to the substance of financial reform. Will they continue to propose gutting consumer and investor protections and removing the guardrails put in place after the financial crisis, or will they actually focus on investing in communities, including real community bank relief? As I argued in a recent Russell Sage Foundation journal on this topic, the Treasury and independent agencies should work to deepen our oversight of shadow banking, reduce reliance on hot money, and strengthen consumer and investor protections. We need to make the financial system safer and fairer, and focus on helping households and businesses, rather than return to the practices that brought us the devastating Financial Crisis of 2008.” When Mnuchin was nominated by President Trump, he indicated that he would roll back key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010 to regulate Wall Street. He also said he would end the governmental conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Mnuchin succeeds Jacob Lew, who served as Treasury Secretary for almost four years before stepping down on January 20. Adam Szubin served as interim Treasury Secretary while awaiting Mnuchin’s confirmation.(Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Please check back for more information.) Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

first_img Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country will be in town to show off their skills and battle for top rodeo rankings at the International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night, and the rodeo will start at 8 p.m. Seating is limited. Doors will be closed to general admission once attendance has reached maximum capacity. The arena is a covered venue, and the event will take place rain or shine. About 100 student volunteers from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have worked for months to prepare for the rodeo. Since 1974, the event has introduced thousands of UGA students and northeast Georgians to the world of steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding. April 20 is “Tough Enough to Serve” night, recognizing the service of America’s military men and women. Attendees are encouraged to show their support by wearing red, white and blue. Organizers will donate $1,000 to Faces of Freedom, a combat veterans support organization spearheaded by Col. Michael Steele, who is a UGA alumnus, former Bulldog football player and retired U.S. Army officer. April 19 is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night. The rodeo organizers will donate $1,000 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink in support of those who have battled and survived breast cancer. UGA alumnus and professional rodeo announcer Roger Mooney will provide commentary. Events will include saddle and bareback bronc riding, breakaway roping, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and Brahman bull riding. center_img Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Children 3 and under are free. To preorder discounted tickets of $10 for children and $12 for adults, call (706) 542-9374 or visit www.GreatSouthlandStampedeRodeo.com. The University of Georgia’s Block and Bridle Club is gearing up for the 39th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, which will roll into Athens April 18-20 at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, 2600 South Milledge Ave. The rodeo kicks off April 18 with “Tough Enough to Be a Dawg” student night. Students will be able to purchase tickets at the door for $10 with a valid UGA identification card. The Block and Bridle Club has expanded the children’s activities available before and during the rodeo with face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, photo booth cutouts and rodeo-themed games. There also will be a wider variety of food vendors with more child-friendly options. For more information, call (706) 542-9374 or visit www.GreatSouthlandStampedeRodeo.com.last_img read more