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first_imgDBS has been made aware that a number of people have been targeted by fraudsters asking them to pay upfront for DBS certificates that never materialised.Dr Sue Smith, Director of Safeguarding at DBS said: The DBS issue around 4.3 million certificates every year. The type of role you apply for will determine the level of DBS check you are eligible to have carried out. The following details the checks available: Basic check: This is suitable for any role. The certificate will show any unspent convictions and conditional cautions under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Standard check: This is suitable for certain trusted roles such as security guards. The certificate shows both spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings that are held on the Police National Computer Enhanced check: These certificates show the same information as the Standard but with the addition of further relevant information from the Police. Enhanced with barred list check: This shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role. This sort of scam can be really distressing to those involved and we are keen to do all we can to prevent it. We will be working closely with colleagues in SAFER Jobs to raise awareness of the issue and advising people where to go for more support. Recruitment fraud takes many guises including paying for background checks, identity theft, premium rate phone interview scams, and even human trafficking and modern slavery.The public can fall for fake jobs advertised online or they can even be ‘head-hunted’ by criminals finding their profiles or CVs online. We are proud of the impact we have had so far but there is still so much more to do to prevent job seekers from falling victim to fraudsters.It is great to be working with the DBS to help raise awareness of the issue and help reduce the number of people falling victim to this crime. For a standard or enhanced check the person needs to get an application form from the employer who asked them for a DBS check. This would then be submitted to the DBS by an organisation registered to do so.The certificate would then be issued to the individual and it would be up to them to share the information with the potential employer.An individual can request a basic check without using an employer, using the DBS online application route.Dr Smith added: If anyone is concerned that they are being asked unnecessarily for a DBS check or that the person requesting a check may not be a legitimate organisation, especially if they are asking for money, then they should get in touch with us or SAFER Jobs to discuss their concerns. It is also worth remembering that if you are applying for a volunteer position we process you application for free. SAFER Jobs is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the Metropolitan Police to raise awareness and combat criminal activities that may be attempted on those seeking a job.Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFER Jobs, said: For more information or to raise a concern visit www.safer-jobs.com, alternatively you can contact DBS by email [email protected] or call the DBS helpline on 03000 200 190 (or 03000 200 191, for Welsh speakers).last_img read more

first_imgGeorgia 4-H members have collected aluminum pop tabs to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia for the past 15 years. The students need to collect 16,500 pounds of the tiny tabs by Nov. 5 to reach their goal, a total 15-year donation of $100,000.“We need $6,442.18 to have donated $100,000 in the 15 years we have been collecting pop tabs,” said Lori Bledsoe, Georgia 4-H Northwest District program coordinator. “We can make our $100,000 goal if we work together to recycle the pop tabs instead of throwing them away with the cans.”In 2002, Georgia middle school 4-H students had the idea to collect pop tabs, recycle them and donate the proceeds to Ronald McDonald Houses.One pound of aluminum is equal to about 1,500 pop tabs.“According to the Environmental Protection Agency, making new aluminum cans from recycled ones saves 92 percent of the energy required when making cans from bauxite ore,” Bledsoe said. “Recycling also cuts down on waste.”Georgia 4-H rotates the donations each year across the locations of Ronald McDonald Houses in Georgia. This year’s pop tabs will support the Augusta house.“Our 4-H members are dedicated to this cause. In Crawford County, Georgia, the kids even went to their county recycling facility and popped the tabs off all their cans,” Bledsoe said.Georgia 4-H members in sixth through eighth grades will bring their pop tabs to 4-H Junior Conference, a weekend retreat set to take place in Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Nov. 5-6. The pop tab community service project is one of many that culminate each year at the conference.This year, 4-H members are also collecting personal care items to create “blessing bags” for families who stay in Ronald McDonald Houses.“Families may forget things like soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes if they come to a Ronald McDonald House in a hurry,” Bledsoe said.Diapers of all sizes are also being collected at the conference to support a nonprofit agency that provides diapers to needy parents, a project organized by Evans County 4-H member Hannah Summers.“These service projects, which were designed by 4-H members, provide the students with the opportunity to exhibit generosity and benevolence,” Bledsoe said.To donate pop tabs, personal care items or diapers for these projects, contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office.Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill, critically injured or medically fragile children who are receiving treatment at area medical facilities. The house offers a nurturing and supportive environment, including a place to eat, sleep, launder clothes and relax. Since opening in November 2002, the house has served over 5,000 families from 125 Georgia counties, 28 states and 8 countries. For more information, visit rmhccga.org.The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through hands-on learning experiences focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation and citizenship. For more information, visit georgia4h.org.last_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phoenix import Eugene Phelps thinks San Miguel Beer is just a “regular team” minus June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Fajardo has been sidelined since August with a leg injury and San Miguel, despite its star power and depth even without the four-time MVP, has won only two out of its first six games.And while the Beermen are reeling, the Fuel Masters, on the other hand, are rolling with a 6-2 record.Phoenix’s latest win came on Wednesday night at the expense of NLEX in a game where the Fuel Masters led by as much as 41 points.Phelps was at the forefront of the 123-97 demolition as he scored at will to finish with 51 points on 21-of-31 shooting from the field on top of 20 rebounds.“Like I said, we got the win but I don’t care about the 50-ball cause if I would’ve scored 50 and we lost, it don’t matter so we got the win and that’s all that matters,” said Phelps, who recorded his fourth 50-point game in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phelps, who is making a case for Best Import of the Conference, may have a point considering how bad the Beermen have been playing so far in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.In fact, if the playoffs started today, San Miguel would be the eighth seed facing two-time defending champion Barangay Ginebra in an early quarterfinals matchup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNormally, San Miguel and Ginebra cross paths in the semifinals at the earliest but the Beermen’s struggles, due in large part to the absence of Fajardo, have sent them into a free fall.“They’re a great team but honestly, without June Mar, they’re a regular team so we just gotta play our game and we’ll be fine,” Phelps told reporters when asked about Phoenix’s impending duel against San Miguel on Friday night. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption NCAA: Lyceum gets twice to beat, dooms St. Benilde View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Foxes have been unbelievable this season. They have given this world yet another underdog story to cherish. With three more games to go, Leicester City are just a win away from clinching the Premier League title this season.  The Foxes have the opportunity to do it on Sunday at Old Trafford against one of the most consistent sides of the league and it would be the perfect icing on the cake for them.No one saw this coming. Leicester City were languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table last season and somehow managed to escape relegation. However, the Foxes have made a mockery of Premier League traditions this season. Only four teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – have won the Premier League title in the last 20 seasons. Leicester, who did not even pose a threat to top teams last season, have shown the way for aspiring clubs. (Also read: Leicester deserve EPL title more than Tottenham, says Chelsea’s Hazard)A lot has been said about how their manager Claudio Ranieri inspired the boys at Leicester City. Raineri’s story itself is as quirky as his club’s. The former Chelsea boss was sacked by Greece after its national team was humiliated by minnows Faroe Islands in 2014. The Greece Football Association president had termed his appointment ‘most unfortunate choice of coach’. (Also read: Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez voted England’s player of the year) Raineri seems to know a thing or two about forgetting the bad past. He has helped Leicester script one of the most fascinating stories in the history of the sport. (Also read: In love with England, Mahrez rules out PSG move) advertisementThe Italian revealed that he himself did not expect Leicester to sit pretty at the top of the league this season. “If someone had told me that Leicester would be in the top-flight before the start of the season, I would have called that person mad,” he said.”It’s unbelievable. My owner asked me forty points this season to be safe. I said we would work hard to achieve the target. But before the Christmas day, we achieved 39 points. In the second half, we aspired for 40 more – 79,” Raineri, who had been coy and cautious throughout this season, said in an exclusive interview to TRT World.Apart from the Vardys and the Mahrezs, Raineri believes that Leicester City’s fans were crucial to the team’s success this season.”Our fans played a big part in our success. They have been there at home, followed us for away games. They have been brilliant,” he said.The television channel also came up with a compilation of videos in which the Leicester fans showered praise on Raineri for giving them an unimaginable season of football.This is how Raineri reacted after watching the tribute..last_img read more