Charities must engage with generative artificial intelligence in “safe and targeted ways” to fully understand its role in the voluntary sector, charity leaders have urged.  Speaking at the online launch of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ latest Road Ahead report, charity leaders stressed the importance of banding together as a sector to harness new developments
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On Tuesday, February 20, at 1:54 pm, an American Airlines flight took off from Albuquerque’s International Sunport headed for Chicago, a three-hour flight away. Roughly half an hour into the flight, a passenger, Emma Ritz, says that a man whose seat was next to the emergency exit “cracked open the window that was protecting the
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The multiple sclerosis charity the MS Trust has promoted Lucy Taylor to chief executive. Taylor, who has spent the past three years as the charity’s director of fundraising and marketing, will succeed David Martin, who is retiring after six years in the role. Before joining the MS Trust, Taylor held roles at charities including the
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The rural support charity Action with Communities in Rural England has appointed Corinne Pluchino as its next chief executive.  Pluchino, who is director of fundraising, marketing and communications at the wetlands and wildlife charity WWT, succeeds Richard Quallington, who stepped down last year after eight years in the role.  Before joining WWT, Pluchino was chief
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The youth homelessness charity Depaul UK has appointed Alexia Murphy as its chief executive with immediate effect. Murphy has spent the past eight years working as executive director of operations at the charity, before moving into the post of deputy chief executive and then interim chief executive. Before joining Depaul UK she spent 10 years
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A major social care trust has merged with a smaller charity, in a bid to strengthen the organisation and improve capacity for social care provision. The Orders of St John Care Trust, a charitable trust that provides social care services to older people in England, is merging with The Fremantle Trust, a smaller social care
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Craft Central will close at the end of the month because of financial pressures, the charity has announced.  The charity, which operates a building used by about 70 contemporary craftspeople in the Isle of Dogs, east London, said that four staff would lose their jobs, plus one regular freelancer.  Craft Central, which said it already
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A museum collection charity has been criticised for removing a ‘best practice’ link to a glossary of inclusive terminology, after media reports highlighted the guidance for its section on Palestine. The Collections Trust, which works with museums to improve the management of and access to collections, has been criticised for removing the link to the
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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have one of Hollywood’s greatest, and most dramatic, romances. The decades-spanning connection that saw them initially get together back in the early 2000s but crumble under a much-publicized breakup a mere few days before their planned nuptials. Of course, the power couple would famously rekindle their romance twenty years later,
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Christopher Nolan has a habit of working with the same actors over and over again: the acclaimed director has worked with Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon twice, Christian Bale and Gary Oldman four times apiece. And, he’s notably collaborated a whopping six times with Cillian Murphy, the star of not only his blockbuster biopic Oppenheimer
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It’s been a great time for double features, what with 2023’s Barbie-meets-Oppenheimer phenomenon and the recent cinematic coupling of Wicked Part 1 and Moana 2 (a.k.a. “Theater Kid Barbenheimer”). Sydney Sweeney wants to keep the multi-title movie events going with a pair of her most recent theatrical releases. While sitting down for a recent interview
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In 1911, 12 Black men were delivered to the forest in rural Maryland and began building their new residence, the State Hospital for the Negro Insane. During its near century of existence, the hospital (re-named Crownsville) held patients in prisonlike conditions without offering them adequate medical attention, food, space or safety. In Madness: Race and
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Anita Kelly dedicates their latest rom-com, How You Get the Girl, to “every queer and trans person in Tennessee. Your joy will outlive the cruelty of your government.” A teen librarian by day, Kelly knows intimately how remarkable educators can make all the difference in the world. Julie Parker is enjoying her first season as
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In Olivia Dade’s witty and warm new romance, At First Spite, the incredibly named town of Harlot’s Bay in coastal Maryland is the perfect place to start over. That’s good because jilted, 37-year-old Athena Greydon has two graduate degrees, no job and nowhere else to go. Even before her broken engagement to man-child Dr. Johnny
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