16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 February 2008 | News 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. New signups for online mobile phone and cartridge recycling programme Tagged with: Trading Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Pelvic Pain Support Network, and Adapt are the latest charities to sign up to raise funds from the Each One Counts online recycling programme for printer cartridges and mobile phones.The online service developed by Environmental Business Products (EBP) enables small charities to benefit from fundraising from these two donated items, some of them for the first time. It means that the previous limitation of large print runs for recycling bags has now been overcome. As a result, any charity can join in, however small their supporter base.Fiona Healey-Hutchinson, Battersea’s Director of Fundraising, said: “Using the online approach will ensure a cost-effective and sustainable recycling scheme and it will help us develop our supporter database. Each One Counts is a natural fit with our strategy”.Because not all cartridges and mobiles can be recycled or have a commercial value, Each One Counts provides a simple online ‘checker’ to help charity supporters see if their items are recyclable and reusable.www.eachonecounts.co.uk
February 16, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF calls for release of four US journalists detained in Bahrain RSF_en Organisation March 17, 2021 Find out more News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out more —————————————- German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Receive email alerts Freelance reporter Anna Therese Day and her three-member TV crew were arrested in Sitra, south of the capital, Manama, where they had gone to cover activities marking the anniversary of the start of the protests.They are accused of working as journalists without permission. One of them, who was arrested in the middle of a demonstration, is also charged with illegal behaviour towards the security forces.“RSF calls on the authorities to release the four detained journalists at once and without conditions,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Ever since the February 2011 protests, it has been difficult for foreign journalists to obtain work visas in the run-up to their anniversary. The authorities hope to control the situation by keeping the number of unwanted witnesses of new protests to the minimum.”The four journalists, who reportedly entered the country on 11 and 12 February, were still being interrogated by prosecutors this morning.A total of 14 professional and non-professional journalists are currently imprisoned in Bahrain, which is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of four US journalists in Bahrain on 14 February. They were there to cover the fifth anniversary of the 2011 protests in Bahrain. News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bahrain RSF is relieved to learn of the release of the four US journalists who had been detained in Bahrain since 14 February.After interrogating them this morning, the public prosecutor’s office issued a statement announcing their conditional release pending the outcome of the investigation.They are charged with participating in an illegal demonstration with a view to causing public order disturbances. As they are not subject to any travel restrictions, they can now leave Bahrain.In order to censor the reporting of both local and foreign journalists, the Bahraini authorities often accuse them of taking part in illegal demonstrations and attacking members of the security forces. October 14, 2020 Find out more News News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives
TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field News February 25, 2016 – Updated on May 1, 2016 With RSF in Washington, wife of Can Dündar pleads for his release News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor During a visit to Washington, DC organized by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the wife of Can Dündar, editor in chief of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet who is currently imprisoned with his colleague Erdem Gül, met with high-level government officials, members of Congress and journalists in order to raise awareness about her husband’s case. He is accused of “espionage”, “attempting a coup d’état,” and “aiding and abetting a terrorist organisation.” During the press conference organized by RSF at the National Press Club in Washington DC, with panelists such as investigative journalist for The Washington Post Dana Priest, Hürriyet’s Washington DC correspondent Tolga Tanis, The New York Times investigative journalist James Risen, and award-winning investigative journalist for The Washington Post Carl Bernstein, Dilek Dündar said she “hoped for an independent decision from Turkey’s Constitutional court and that Can and Erdem will be released soon.” The Turkish Constitutional court is expected to decide tomorrow whether or not to release Can and Erdem while they await their trial, set to begin March 25. In a video message broadcast at this morning’s event, the investigative journalist Carl Bernstein who shared the Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post remarked that Turkey has “instituted a methodical crackdown on the media, using the smokescreen of terrorism to justify the arrest and detention of numerous distinguished journalists whose only crimes have been the pursuit of the truth.” Tolga Tanis, Washington DC correspondent for Hürriyet, echoed Bernstein’s remarks: “when you do your job in Turkey as a journalist, you end up in jail.” Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist for The Washington Post Dana Priest highlighted how much American journalists rely on foreign journalists to “tell the truth”, encouraging fellow journalists to “get over (their) hesitancy to be an advocate.” Editor of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, Can Dündar was arrested on November 26, 2015 with Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül as a result of the accusations made against them by President Erdogan and the head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), after they published evidence of MİT arms deliveries to Syria. They have been detained since then, and Turkey’s public prosecutors have requested “aggravated life sentences without possibility of pardon.”The Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist James Risen denounced the “outrageous” charges brought against Can and Erdem and Turkey’s “ridiculous crackdown on journalism.” He also highlighted the importance of Can and Erdem’s story for the American people, particularly since “American reporters often rely on foreign journalists for what’s going on on the ground.” “Freedom of information is currently under attack in Turkey, with a growing crackdown on independent reporting, and an uptick in cyber-censorship and arbitrary arrests and prosecutions,” said Delphine Halgand, the US director of Reporters Without. “The misuse of anti-terror law to prosecute Can Dündar and Erdem Gül is only the latest in a series of similar cases in Turkey, and is one of many developments that show growing authoritarianism and a blatant erosion of press freedom.” “Given that the current climate both in and around Turkey is becoming increasingly dangerous, the government is operating within a difficult context. But narrowing the space of free debate and cracking down on the expression of dissent serve to further divide and weaken the country”, said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. Turkey is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field to go further Follow the news on Turkey
News UpdatesUttarakhand HC Directs State Govt. To Consider Paying 50% Minimum Support Price To Farmers [Read Orders] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 April 2020 8:23 AMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court has directed the State Government to consider paying 50% Minimum Support Price for wheat to the farmers, so as to address their urgent needs during the prevailing circumstances amid the pandemic. The order has been passed by a bench comprising of Justices Ravindra Maithani and Sudhanshu Dhulia in a PIL filed for the welfare of poor farmers who are affected…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 Uttarakhand High Court has directed the State Government to consider paying 50% Minimum Support Price for wheat to the farmers, so as to address their urgent needs during the prevailing circumstances amid the pandemic. The order has been passed by a bench comprising of Justices Ravindra Maithani and Sudhanshu Dhulia in a PIL filed for the welfare of poor farmers who are affected in the lock down. The Petitioner, Murli Manohar Srivastava had approached the High Court raising a “genuine and timely concern” regarding harvesting of Rabi crop in the State and fair prices being given to the farmers, in these difficult times. Over the course of hearing, the court noted that payment of crop prices to the farmers, especially to marginalized farmers, during the prevailing circumstances might take long and may thus adversely affect them. “Normally it will take more than a month for them to get the price of the crop they have harvested,” the bench observed. Considering these difficulties, the court ordered the State to consider paying half of MSP to those framers who supply upto 100 quintals wheat “from its own resources”. “Being conscious of the logistical and other problems of the State, we direct that the State must consider promptly, on urgent basis of giving from its own resources 50% of the minimum support price of the wheat procured from the farmers, who have given wheat upto 100 quintals, in the purchasing centre, within three days from the date of procurement. This shall atleast take care of urgent need of these farmers,” the court ordered. The bench however clarified that its direction was only advisory and subject to consideration of the state Government vis-à-vis availability of resources. “All the same, since we are also conscious of the fact that most of the amount will ultimately come from the Food Corporation of India, and we are not at the moment aware of the logistics and funds available with the State Government, we only direct the State Government to consider it, but consider it on urgent basis for release of this amount, as directed as above. We would wait for the reply of the State, before going further with the matter. We also direct the counsel for the Food Corporation of India and Mr. Rakesh Thapliyal, learned Assistant Solicitor General of India to get instructions in this matter,” the court said. The bench was also informed about various Government Orders and Policies that have already been implemented by the state Government to address the concerns of all the farmers. The matter is now listed for April 24. Case Details: Case Title: In Re In The Matter Of Welfare Of Poor Farmers Who Are Effected In The Lock Down v. Govt of Uttarakhand Case No.: WP PIL 49/2020 Quorum: Justice Ravindra Maithani and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia Appearance: Petitioner in person; Advocate General SN Babulkar with Chief Standing Counsel Paresh Tripathi, assisted by Standing Counsel for the State Anil Bisht and Assistant Solicitor General of India Rakesh Thapliyal assisted by Sanjay Bhatt (for State) Click Here To Download Order Dated April 15Click Here To Download Order Dated April 18 Click Here To Download Order Dated April 21 Next Story
iStock/MrRuj(CHARLOTTE) — A 22-year-old newly-hired employee was attacked and killed by a lion after it escaped a locked space at a North Carolina animal center on Sunday, officials said.A “husbandry team, led by a professionally trained animal keeper, was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning” at the Conservators Center in Burlington when a lion left the locked space, went into the area where the humans were and killed Alexandra Black, the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.Black, 22, from New Palestine, Indiana, had recently graduated from Indiana State University and had worked at the Conservator Center for about two weeks, the sheriff’s office said. She was also a college intern, the sheriff’s office added.Personnel were unable to tranquilize the lion, so deputies shot and killed the animal so Black’s body could be retrieved, the sheriff’s office said.The Conservators Center said in a statement it was “devastated by the loss of a human life.”It was not immediately clear how the lion escaped the enclosure, according to the center and the sheriff’s office.The center is home to more than 80 animals and more than 21 species, according to its website.The center said it will be closed until further notice.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
April 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/4/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 5 Kansas City 4NY Yankees 8 Baltimore 4Oakland 7 Boston 3Cleveland 4 Toronto 1Texas 11 LA Angels 4Seattle at Chi White Sox 2:10 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 4 NY Mets 0Pittsburgh 2 Cincinnati 0Atlanta 9 Chi Cubs 4San Diego at St. Louis 4:15 p.m., postponedNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee 128 Philadelphia 122Sacramento 117 Cleveland 104Golden State 108 L.A. Lakers 90NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESO NY Islanders 2 Florida 1Buffalo 5 Ottawa 2Carolina 3 New Jersey 1Washington 2 Montreal 1Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 1Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 1Boston 3 Minnesota 0St. Louis 7 Philadelphia 3Nashville 3 Vancouver 2OT Colorado 3 Winnipeg 2San Jose 3 Edmonton 2Arizona 4 Vegas 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Students from Brasenose voted on Monday for a motion to turn the college into a ‘constitutional monarchy’ under the rule of a bust of the previous JCR President, Paul Gladwell. The motion will be voted on at a future date, before ratification makes it constitutional.According to the motion proposed by Alex Sayers, there were “insufficient checks and balances” within the JCR constitution, and the bust of Paul Gladwell is “most revered”. The motion said that the bust’s “position as de facto figurehead of the JCR ought to be recognised” by investing “all executive power” in the bust, whose wishes will be interpreted by the JCR President.The proposal also claimed the plan will “engender a renewed feeling of pride amongst the student body, it will increase BNC’s standing within the University; and it will provide an additional check on the feckless and irresponsible spending of the JCR.”Sources told Cherwell that the proposal “passed by a landslide”, despite concern over how to overthrow the bust if it became tyrannical, as it would be impossible to behead it.If the motion passes, the JCR President will now be formally styled as “President of Brasenose College JCR, Interpreter of the Will of the Bust”, and must swear fealty to the bust. All motions will pass or fail according to previous procedure “unless the Bust signals its disapproval”.Jack Moore, a Brasenose student, praised the motion, saying, “I think this is an excellent idea. In the year of the jubilee, it seems especially appropriate to bring constitutional monarchy under the bust to the Brasenose JCR.”Brasenose PPEist Eylon Aslan-Levy noted that the JCR as a whole was more cautious, commenting, “People were sceptical at first, but when it became clear that the JCR President would have to present this constitutional amendment to [the] governing body, it was a done deal.”At the same meeting another proposed motion, noting both the absence of orange-haired people in the JCR Committee and the “very distinctive” eyebrows of OUSU and Careers Rep Pablo Zendjas-Medina, suggested mandating him to dye his eyebrows orange.Brasenose student Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi commented, “The fact that the JCR essentially wants to confer an honorific on a fetish object proves it does not have much better to do with its time. In truth, however, I am not worried about the possibility of the Bust ruling as a dictator: in fact, it would be a great thing.“The reality show known to some as the ‘Arab Spring’ just shows that liberal democracy is nothing more than an instrument of chaos and more chaos.“Being a student of Classics with Oriental Studies (having completed Honour Moderations in Classics last term with the second highest overall mark in the University), I know perfectly well how one-man rule is essential for achieving stability.”The bust was purchased for £500 in 2011 following a JCR motion. The subsequent contribution of £4,000 towards the loss made by the 2011 college ball has prompted more than one motion to control JCR spending.12 months ago, Gladwell apologised for the purchase of the bust, given the state of JCR finances, “It was a poor use of money and not the best of ideas.” A repeal of the motion that created the bust noted, “The whole affair has been very damaging to the reputation of Brasenose.”
Pinterest Facebook Indiana to remain at Stage 4.5 in Back On Track plan through Sep. 25 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – August 27, 2020 19 2692 Twitter Pinterest Google+ Previous articleSt. Joseph County Parks offering free guided hikes this fallNext articleNew Food Pantry Map provides 40+ locations for St. Joseph County residents Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the state will remain in Stage 4.5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan until Sep. 25.Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.Gov. Holcomb has used data to drive decisions since the state’s first case of the novel coronavirus in early March and he continues to do so. The state continues to monitor and respond to these four guiding principles:The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide has decreased for 14 daysThe state retains its surge capacity for critical care beds and ventilatorsThe state retains its ability to test all Hoosiers who are COVID-19 symptomatic as well as health care workers, first responders, and frontline employeesHealth officials have systems in place to contact all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and expand contact tracingThe Indiana State Department of Health is updating its color-coded county positivity map to evaluate each county based on three metrics.The tracker will score counties as blue, yellow, orange or red, more easily allowing local officials to determine the best course of action. A current map is available here. The map will go live on the dashboard next week and be updated weekly.Scoring does not trigger a state requirement of any action, but provides local information and recommendations based on:Number of new cases in the past week per 100,000 residentsPercent positivity as determined by the number of positive tests divided by the total number of tests administeredThe change in percent positivity from the previous weekThe new system is designed to help local and school officials understand and respond to the level of community spread in their county. The map will be available on the ISDH coronavirus dashboard.Details and guidance will be updated at BackOnTrack.in.gov.The Governor also signed an executive order extending the public health emergency an additional 30 days.The executive order can be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htmIndiana’s mask order and capacity limits on bars and restaurants will continue at least another month.Governor Holcomb says infection rates and hospitalizations have leveled off after surging through July and early August, but he says those numbers need to be not just flat but headed down. He says he understands Hoosiers’ frustration with the continuing restrictions, but says, “We have to deal with reality. He says flareups in different counties show how quickly the coronavirus takes advantage of opportunities, and how effective masks and other precautions are in bringing it under control.The highest positivity averages in the state are in southwest Indiana. Daviess County, which had never had more than six cases in a day, has had 147 in the last two weeks in an outbreak which state health commissioner Kris Box says began in a church and spread to local businesses. Neighboring Martin County has the state’s highest positivity average, just two weeks after the sparsely populated county went 10 days without any new cases.The percentage of virus tests statewide coming back positive climbed through July and early August before beginning to come down again the last two weeks, two weeks after the mask order took effect. Box says health officials in counties struggling to control new outbreaks have reported their residents have been resistant to the mask mandate.Through September 26, restaurants will remain limited to three-quarters capacity, and bars and entertainment venues will be capped at half capacity, the same limits which have been in place since mid-June.Holcomb says there’s no single statistic that will determine when it’s time to lift restrictions, though Box says she’d like to see positivity rates fall below five-percent — the statewide average is five-point-two-percent. But for the first time, the state is giving guidance to school districts in deciding whether it’s safe to stay open. It’s created a 0-to-3 scale based on a combination of the number of cases, the positivity rate and how that rate is changing.Box says the weekly COVID scores are a response to requests from local officials. While scores of 1 or higher include recommendations for limiting or closing school activities, Box says they’re only steps to consider, not requirements.Along with wearing masks, washing hands, and staying home if you’re sick, Box says bringing the virus under control needs a higher response rate to state and local contact tracers. She says the state will launch an ad campaign to stress the importance of answering those calls and texts. Facebook
Newport-based business Avana Bakeries has shut its doors for good, with the loss of 161 jobs.The company, which is owned by Food Utopia and has been operating in south Wales for more than 60 years, ended production on Friday (27 January).Food Utopia said it regretted that it could not find a way to keep the Avana Bakeries site financially viable.John James, regional secretary officer for the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union said Avana Bakeries had had “a real family atmosphere”.“It’s difficult to understand that a business that has been in operation for so long has suddenly come to an end,” he said.“They are keeping 10 people on for the Cake Academy, which is owned by Food Utopia, but we feel this closure could have been avoided.”The site had been threatened with closure two years ago when 2 Sisters, which owned the company at the time, launched a strategic review following the loss of a major contract with Marks & Spencer.The business, which was also previously owned by Premier Foods, was acquired by Food Utopia from 2 Sisters.Newport councillor Chris Evans told British Baker he was devastated for the workforce at Avana Bakeries.“They’ve done nothing wrong, apart from be loyal to their employer, from which they have accepted redundancies in the past. They have worked incredibly hard to try and turn the company around,” he said.
Haitian-American musician and record producer Wyclef Jean has been named 2010 Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation of Harvard University. The Grammy Award-winning musician will receive the group’s most prestigious medal at the annual Cultural Rhythms award ceremony on Feb. 27.The Harvard Cultural Rhythms festival will begin that day at 3 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. The award will be presented around 4 p.m. There also will be an 8 p.m. performance.“His contributions to music and distinguished history of creativity have been appreciated by people throughout the world,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, “and he is admired worldwide for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of the people of Haiti.”Jean began his musical career as part of the Fugees, a hip-hop trio that rose to fame in 1996 with its second album, “The Score.” The multiplatinum record earned the group two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album.Jean launched his solo career in 1997 with “The Carnival,” which featured artists such as Célia Cruz and fellow Fugees Pras and Lauryn Hill. Praise for the multiplatinum album emphasized its musical influences, including hip-hop, reggae, folk, disco, soul, “Son Cubano,” and Haitian music. The album earned Jean three Grammy nominations, including Best Rap Album. He has since received three more nominations, including one for “Million Voices,” which also earned a 2005 Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture (“Hotel Rwanda”).He is widely known for his humanitarian work through the Yéle Haiti Foundation, which promotes sports and the arts in Haiti. This support includes thousands of annual scholarships, soccer programs for at-risk youth, and free outdoor films in neighborhoods without electricity. The organization distributes food to communities in need throughout Haiti and mobilizes emergency disaster relief, including its current efforts in response to the devastating earthquake in the Port-au-Prince area.The Harvard Foundation, the University’s center for intercultural arts and sciences initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year. Previous awards have been presented to such artists as Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, and Herbie Hancock.For performance times and ticket information.