Octopus funds new foundation with £350k donation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 40 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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. Howard Lake | 18 February 2015 | News Tagged with: corporate small charities Volunteering Fund management company Octopus Investments has created the Octopus Foundation, a new grantmaking charity that will support five small and medium sized charities that are achieving a significant social impact.The initial grant of £350,000 is the equivalent of all of the first year’s annual management charge on all new applications received or pledged yesterday. The company points out that it maximised this sum as the launch falls in the middle of tax year end, one of its busiest times of the year. Financial advisers and investors also had the option to pledge applications yesterday in support of the initiative.Five small charitiesThe five small and medium sized charities have already been chosen by Octopus employees. There are:* CALM* Greatwood* North and South London Cares* Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity* Youth at Risk.The charities will benefit not only from funds raised by Octopus over the next three years but also from voluntary support from Octopus employees. Each Octopus employee will be given a day off to support one of the five charities.Simon Rogerson, CEO of Octopus, said:“It’s great to be in a position where we can now start to give a little back. We wanted to support smaller UK charities that are making a massive difference in communities around the country and where our help can go a long way to enabling them to keep doing the work they’re doing.” Advertisement
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center (PJTC) said Wednesday it was thrilled to announce that it has hired Rabbi John Carrier as its Senior Rabbi.Rabbi Carrier assisted PJTC on an interim basis while an ongoing search was conducted for the new rabbi. After an exhaustive search, it was clear that Rabbi Carrier’s care for community members, warm and engaging demeanor, strong teaching skills and ability to connect with a wide range of generations made him the best fit for PJTC’s vibrant community.“When I took the interim role at PJTC, I had been working full-time on a project to enhance Jewish learning online for people who don’t have access to synagogues,” Rabbi Carrier said about his previous role. “But I missed being a regular part of a community, and my friends at PJTC needed some help during a time of change. Little did I know how much my family and I would grow to love this particular community…and how important online learning would become for all communities in this historic moment.”PJTC’s President, Geoffrey DeBoskey, commented, “From the moment Rabbi Carrier first began working with our community on an interim basis, I was impressed by him as a person and a Rabbi, and I am very excited to now be working with him both on PJTC’s needs today and ensuring the synagogue remains strong for many years to come.”Beryl Strauss, Executive Director at PJTC is looking forward to Rabbi Carrier’s continued leadership of the temple and center. “He has shown to me a sincere willingness to be fully present with the congregation. Actively listening is one of Rabbi Carrier’s strong suits,” says Strauss, “as well as his incredible collaboration and inspirational teaching ability. I see Rabbi Carrier being the lightening rod to the congregation for the future.”Cantor Ruth Berman Harris says, “I am so blessed to have Rabbi Carrier as my partner. We are so very different and complement each other so well; it is the greatest gift to work with him and lead the PJTC community to higher grounds.”PJTC describes itself as an open-minded, conservative-movement based congregation with both a traditional and creative take on Judaism. Based in beautiful Pasadena, California, the temple and center serves members hailing from throughout the San Gabriel Valley.As one of the oldest congregations in the area, they have built an intergenerational, diverse and rich community, 475+ families strong. Rabbi Carrier’s official installation is scheduled for August 16th. 111 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Faith Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center and Rabbi John Carrier Make It Official STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 4:04 pm Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
News UpdatesSex On Promise Of Marriage After Concealing Identity: Delhi High Court Refuses To Quash FIR Though Victim Decides to Stay With Accused As His Wife Sparsh Upadhyay1 Feb 2021 8:47 PMShare This – xThe allegation of the complainant was that petitioner ‘Akhtar’ falsely represented himself as ‘Shiva’ and promised marriage to the respondent No.2/complainant and had physical relationship with her.The Delhi High Court on Monday (01st February) refused to quash a Rape Case on the basis of compromise entered into between the parties, wherein petitioner/accused and the respondent No.2/complaint decided to stay as husband and wife. Taking into account that the petitioner-accused has been accused of serious offences like rape and forgery having a bearing on vital societal interest,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Monday (01st February) refused to quash a Rape Case on the basis of compromise entered into between the parties, wherein petitioner/accused and the respondent No.2/complaint decided to stay as husband and wife. Taking into account that the petitioner-accused has been accused of serious offences like rape and forgery having a bearing on vital societal interest, the Bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad noted, “…these offences cannot be construed to be merely private or civil disputes but rather will have an effect on the society at large. In crimes which seriously endangers the well-being of the society, it is not safe to leave the crime doer only because he and the victim have settled the dispute amicably.” [NOTE: The same Bench of Justice Subramonium Prasad last week held that the court cannot permit quashing of FIR merely on the ground that the parties have entered into a compromise where the FIR relates to heinous offences against small children under sec. 377 of Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act.The Bench thus dismissed the petition filed under sec. 482 Cr.P.C. praying for quashing of an FIR dated 22.11.2019 registered in Patel Nagar police station under sec. 377 of IPC read with sec. 4 of POCSO Act.]The matter before the Court By way of a petition under Section 482 CrPC, the petitioner-accused sought quashing of FIR registered against him for offences under Sections 419, 467, 471, 474, 376 354,506 read with Section 34 IPC stating that the parties have amicably settled their dispute. A compromise deed was also filed along with S. 482 application which stated that that the respondent No.2/complainant has pardoned the petitioner/accused and they are willing to lead their peaceful marital life. Brief facts of the Case The respondent No.2/complainant filed a complaint at Police Station Prem Nagar on 10th December 2020 stating that the petitioner/accused met her and revealed that his name is Shiva and promised her that he would marry her. Further, the petitioner became intimate and established physical relationship with her on the pretext of promised marriage. Later on, she came to know that the petitioner had concealed his identity and his real name is Akhtar. She stated in the FIR that the petitioner took her to Arya Samaj Mandir and they both got married there and in the marriage certificate he gave his name as Akhtar. It was also stated that after the marriage, the petitioner started demanding money and when she visited his parents, she was driven away by them. Court’s Observations At the outset, the Court underlined that the Supreme Court has time and again held that High Court has to keep in mind the subtle distinction between the power of compounding offences given to the Court under Section 320 CrPC and the quashing of criminal proceedings and the jurisdiction conferred upon it under Section 482 CrPC. The Court then went on to note that the allegation of the complainant that the petitioner Akhtar falsely represented himself as Shiva and promised marriage to the respondent No.2/complainant and had physical relationship with her. Thereafter, the Court observed that in an offence of rape is an offence against the society at large and apart from offence under Section 376, the petitioner is also accused of committing offences under Sections 419,467,468,471,474,506 and 34 IPC. Further, while refusing to quash the FIR on the basis of compromise entered into between the parties, the Court remarked, “It has been repeatedly stated by the Supreme Court that when parties reach settlement and on that basis a petition is filed for quashing criminal proceedings, the guiding factor for the High Court before quashing the complaint in such cases would be to secure; a) ends of justice, b) to prevent abuse of process of any court. The High Court has to form an opinion on either of the aforesaid two objectives.”It may be noted that in the year 2019, the Supreme Court had emphasized that compromise between rape accused and victim is of no relevance in deciding criminal cases. The bench of Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar and Justice Krishna Murari observed thus while disposing of a criminal appeal. Before the bench, it was submitted that during the pendency of the appeals, both the accused have paid Rs. 1.5 lakhs each in favour of the prosecutrix and she has accepted the same willingly for getting the matter compromised. It said: “However, it is imperative to emphasize that we do not accept such compromise in matters relating to the offence of rape and similar cases of sexual assault. Hence the aforesaid compromise is of no relevance in deciding this matter. ” Recently, while noting that ‘compromise culture’ between the contesting parties is rampantly prevailing now a days, the Allahabad High Court observed, “The life of the deceased is not so cheap, which could be negotiated between two individuals.” The Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi noted thus while hearing an application filed by the applicant who was seeking his bail in a case registered u/s 498A, 304B, 120B I.P.C. and Section 3/4 of Dowry Prohibition Act.Case title – Akhtar v. 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Read Full Story On one of the last summer days, volunteers and community members met to share food, recipes and remedies at the Countway Community Garden’s Harvest Festival. Attendees enjoyed hand-bagged herbal teas and a potluck feast made by the gardeners.