Social Enterprise Crowdfunding To Support Underdog Athletes

London-based SEUK certified non-profit social enterprise; Harper Performance have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise at least £30k in just 30 days to enable them to continue their work supporting aspirational athletes in disadvantaged, deprived and marginalised communities across the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2018, a team of expert practitioners; from sports scientists, to physiotherapists and sports nutritionists drawn from elite sports teams all over the world will head to Liberia, Uganda and Kenya to support sports academies in some of the most deprived communities in the world.…

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UK Government Rejects Environmental Audit Committee Recommendations

The Government has refused to take any decisive action on the complex issue of coffee cups – including the introduction of a ‘latte levy’ – and has instead chosen to rely on voluntary commitments. The Environmental Audit Committee has also announced today that it has asked the National Audit Office to inquire into the Government’s oversight of the Packaging Recovery Note scheme, to further scrutinise UK recycling policy. Environmental Audit Committee Chair, Mary Creagh MP: “The UK’s throwaway culture is having a devastating impact on our streets, beaches and seas.…

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Ethics Panel in London to consider use of facial recognition technologies

An independent panel that advises City Hall on the ethics of policing in the capital is to examine the use by the Metropolitan Police of facial recognition technology, and how they prioritise in the face of Government cuts to their budgets. Today the Mayor of London announced that a new Chair of the London Policing Ethics Panel, the ethical policy expert Dr Suzanne Shale, will review the Metropolitan Police’s use of facial-recognition technology as part of a wider look at digital policing. Facial recognition technology has been previously used at…

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IRC release film showing 8 steps we can take to support women and girls

To mark International Women’s Day 2018 the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have released a new film.   The IRC gave cameras to IRC women working on the front line of humanitarian aid so they can tell the world what needs to be done to end violence and discrimination against women and girls. They also released a blog post to accompany the film here, highlighting 8 things we can do to support women and girls reproduced below. 1. Listen to survivors Listening to survivors reveals the shocking levels of violence women and girls…

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HelpMeSee and Moog Motion Controls Join Efforts to Support Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust

HelpMeSee is launching a campaign to perform 300 sight-restoring cataract surgeries in Bangalore, thanks to a $35,000 corporate social responsibility grant from Moog Motion Controls Pvt Ltd, J P Nagar, Bangalore, India. Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust (NECT) will perform these surgeries using HelpMeSee’s Reach app, Pre-Sterilized Single-Use Surgical Kit, and Surgical Reporting System.    Cataract is a significant cause of blindness worldwide and especially in India, it assumes voluminous proportions.  In 2016, HelpMeSee and their partners, Sadguru Sewa Sangh Trust, helped the local administration to declare five districts – Chitrakoot,…

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