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Second Covid-19 lockdown forces English gambling venues to close

first_imgGVC added that the estimates include the benefit of government support where available and other retail cost mitigation.       Second Covid-19 lockdown forces English gambling venues to close Scotland is yet to announce a second nationwide lockdown, but has implemented a five-level system similar to the English tiered system, which has seen gambling venues close in the areas classed as the most high risk. 2nd November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher “The well-being, safety and security of our colleagues and customers is of paramount importance to us,” GVC said. All non-essential shops, leisure facilities, entertainment venues and personal care facilities will have to shut their doors until at least 3 December, though the government has already warned that the lockdown could be extended beyond this date. The top tier of the three-tier system – which included gambling venues having to close – had already been introduced in a number of regions, including Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Yorkshire. Great Britain entered its lockdown on 23 March and most restrictions remained in place until the start of June. Betting shops in England began to reopen on 15 June, followed by bingo halls from 4 July and finally casinos in mid-August. Last month, its chief executive Michael Dugher wrote to Business Secretary Alok Sharma calling on him to block the closures, but to no avail as the government continued with its regional lockdown approach.   Regions: UK & Ireland Wales had already introduced a short ‘firebreak’ lockdown, which began on 23 October and is due to run until 9 November. This has seen all gambling venues in country temporarily close. This will include the closure of all casinos, betting shops, gaming arcades and bingo halls across England. Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Based on the new restrictions, GVC said the English closes could lead to a £27.0m (€29.9m/$34.7m) decline in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). Coupled with restrictions in place across Europe, GVC said the overall fall in EBTIDA could reach £37.0m. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Regulation If the restrictions were to be extended to all of its outlets in the UK for an entire month, then GVC said this would leave an EBITDA deficit of £34.0m. Though the European decline would be slightly lower at £9.0m, its overall EBITDA deficit based on a month of closure could be as high as £43.0m. Britain-facing industry group Betting and Gaming Council had previously urged the government not to force gambling venues to close as part of its Covid-19 measures, saying it could lead to mass job losses in the industry. In response to the new lockdowns, GVC Holdings has issued a warning as to how this will impact its business. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gambling venues across England will be forced to close from 5 November after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the country will enter into a second lockdown as novel coronavirus (Covid-19) surges. “We are following government advice in each area of our operations and are enacting contingency plans to minimise the impact on the business.” Land-based gambling venues in Northern Ireland currently remain open, though venues in the Republic of Ireland are closed until at least 2 December. Email Address The government had previously stated it would not impose a second lockdown across the entire country. It had planned to instead continue to focus on its tiered, regional approach, whereby certain areas of England with very high rates of Covid-19 would be locked down before its U-turn. France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Czech Republic are among the other countries in Europe to have imposed nationwide lockdowns in the past few weeks due to a second wave of Covid-19 across Europe.   Tags: England Lockdownlast_img read more

Presiding Bishop presents 2015 World Refugee Day message

first_imgPresiding Bishop presents 2015 World Refugee Day message Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The world too often wants to close its borders, board up its front doors, and drown out the cries of the hungry and unsheltered,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori states in her 2015 World Refugee Day message. “We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and when we’re reflective, we remember that our own wellbeing depends on the safety of others.”World Refugee Day is June 20, and in her message, the Presiding Bishop also heralds the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries for its resettlement efforts.The following is Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s message.World Refugee Day 2015Human beings have been pushed out of their homes for millennia because of conflict, disaster, and oppression.  Abraham and Sarah began as migrants and their descendants became refugees:‘A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number…When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us…the Lord brought us out of Egypt… into this place and gave us this land… flowing with milk and honey.”[1]Their descendants became a blessing to Egypt, until they found themselves oppressed, and fled for their lives.  As a child, Jesus and his family were refugees in the other direction, fleeing the violence of Roman rule in the land of Israel, and seeking shelter in Egypt.[2]Today there are more refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people than at any time since the end of World War II.  More than 51 million people around the world live in mortal peril, fear, and uncertainty.  As descendants of those wandering Arameans, whose ancestors fled slavery in Egypt, we are charged to care for the sojourner.  Loving neighbors as ourselves is foundational to our lives of faith.The world too often wants to close its borders, board up its front doors, and drown out the cries of the hungry and unsheltered.  We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and when we’re reflective, we remember that our own wellbeing depends on the safety of others.  If some live in want and insecurity, violence usually results.  We have only to look around us – and recognize that the violence comes as often from those who supposedly live in safety as from those who lack any resource or recourse.  If we want peace, we must care for those who are fleeing violence – and pray for its perpetrators.  We are made in the image of God, and we are created to live in peace.As we mark World Refugee Day, consider how to become aware and involved:Learn about today’s large-scale migrations – from Africa across the Mediterranean; out of parts of Southeast Asia; out of the conflict-ridden Middle East; from Burundi into surrounding nations; the refugees from gang wars in Latin America; and in so many other places of strife and disaster and discrimination.Pray for those who live in refugee camps, detention centers, and immigration limbo.Look for ways to become involved personally and through your congregation.Join in the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries, celebrating 75 years of helping to resettle refugees in the United States.  Contribute your finances, advocacy, and personal involvement.  Last year Episcopal Migration Ministries resettled over 5000 people from 32 different nations.Become an advocate for migrants, who struggle to be heard, who are often unseen or ostracized.  Join with others to advocate for immigration and asylum policies that seek justice for all sorts and conditions of displaced people.Work for peace in your own neighborhood and across the world – relationships that span differences here can undergird peacebuilding initiatives elsewhere.Refugees and migrants become strong members of local communities, and a blessing to their neighbors.  Will we be an equal blessing to them, will we seek their equal dignity, and answer their need with compassion?The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA World Refugee Day Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [2] Matthew 2:13-15Episcopal Migration MinistriesEpiscopal Migration Ministries is the refugee resettlement program of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. Each year the Missionary Society works in partnership with its affiliate network, along with dioceses, faith communities and volunteers, to welcome refugees from conflict zones across the globe. [1] Cf. Deuteronomy 26:5-9 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Posted Jun 17, 2015 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Tags Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

The Virgin Islands are still recovering from hurricanes Irma and…

first_imgThe Virgin Islands are still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Boats and other watercraft remained overturned almost a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Virgin Islands. Parishes on the British and U.S. territories are part of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands. Photo: The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright[Episcopal News Service] When the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright’s plane landed on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he saw an airport full of frantic travelers. The luggage conveyor belt was jammed with generators, batteries and flashlights.“We planned to visit two parishes to celebrate Holy Eucharist, but we were barred from both by torrents of water. The water was too deep to get through. Although it was more than a month later, it looked as if the hurricane happened yesterday,” Wright told the Episcopal News Service after returning to the U.S. from his mid-October trip.Both hurricanes Maria and Irma were Category 5 storms when they devastated the Caribbean two weeks apart. Slamming the islands on Sept. 6, Irma was one of the worst storms to come from the Atlantic in the last century, causing catastrophic wind damage and rising water.After the outcry that Puerto Rico was being overlooked in favor of the places on the continental U.S. by the White House, the American territory earned more attention and help.But what about the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands, as well as the British Virgin Islands? The Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands covers 14 congregations across both the U.S. and British islands.NASA satellite images of the Virgin Islands taken on August 25 and Sept. 10, illustrate the damage done by Hurricane Irma to the vegetation of the islands, turning it brown. Photo: Joshua Stevens/NASA“I felt like the diocese, although this is a feeling and not an observation, is a forgotten diocese,” Wright said.The Rt. Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs, bishop of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands, picked up Wright at the airport and immediately gave him a tour of the damage on St. Thomas. That island, plus St. John, took the brunt of Irma. Then on Sept. 20, St. Croix, the largest major American island that was supporting relief efforts for the first two, took the brunt of Maria.Hurricane Maria pummeled what Irma spared. It was a cruel one-two punch. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ivan Garcia says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN November 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm About 250 Virgin Islands residents have been evacuated to Atlanta for treatment of chronic medical conditions.After learning about this from a member of our parish with personal ties to the islands several of us have been providing culturally appropriate food and sweat suits for the islanders who are being housed at metro area hotels.The food is a welcome connection to home and the sweat suits help insulate the medically fragile who are not use to sub-70s temperatures.Several parishes in our diocese have financially supported these acts of Christian hospitality – a very personal response to needs of those displaced by hurricanes. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR November 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm So is the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Domnican Republic and Cuba … Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Relief & Development, Hurricane Maria Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 2017 Hurricanes, Comments (3) Julie L. Sudler says: Rector Shreveport, LA By Amy SowderPosted Nov 8, 2017 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. November 12, 2017 at 7:57 am Thank you so much for this information. Puerto Rico has a ‘larger, louder voice’, so they are being helped by the mainland, US and we hear about it through the news. I’m so glad they are receiving assistance as they should. I am also glad to learn about what is happening on the US & British Virgin Islands. We need to get this info to the mainland National news, so that the US & British get and continue receive the assistance needed. This news is coming to me through an e-mail from the Union of Black Episcopalians, the Diocese of Philadelphia. My connections & concerns about the Virgin Islands are because of a long-time family friend, Roman Catholic bishop of the 3 U.S.V.I., Bishop Elliott G. Thomas, (now retired in MA), of St. Thomas. He had owned and run 3 pharmacies on St. Thomas before becoming a priest and the Bishop of the 3 islands when he was in his 50’s.I also taught for 2 years on St. Croix in the mid-1980’s.Please continue to keep everyone informed. Thank you again. By Oct. 11, which was 21 days after Maria and 35 days after Irma, 78 percent of the homes and businesses on the Virgin Islands were still without power, according to Episcopal Relief & Development.Wright met with diocesan leaders on Oct. 16 and learned that all 14 churches sustained damage from the storms. He commended Episcopal Relief & Development and adjusters from Church Insurance for their helpful assessments, money and other resources.“But so much more is needed,” Wright said. “These various leaders, more than 20 leaders of the diocese, are all rolling up their sleeves and doing things in their churches and communities with little or no outside assistance. These folks are working hard.”Melville Boddie prays with the Rev. Gregory Gibson during Sunday mass at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Christiansted, 13 days after Hurricane Maria raked St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Oct. 1. “I want to tell the people of St. Croix and the Virgin Islands to be strong and to be patient,” said Boddie. “Everything is going to work out.” Photo: Jonathan Drake/ReutersTo Wright, it looked like every roof was damaged, although official reports say some were spared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency deemed the damage severe enough to approve more than $35 million in public assistance grants and more than $8 million for individual Virgin Islanders affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Those totals are likely to increase as more requests for help are processed.Six weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the Virgin Islands, thousands of people still had no power and were stuck with cold and canned food, if they could find it, according to a Nov. 1 report by The Weather Channel. The few grocery stores that have re-opened are accepting cash only.Much work is to be done.Because of the damage, school activities were being held in the nave of St. George’s Church on the British island of Tortola, which has the largest kindergarten through 6th grade school in the diocese.The rector and a relief coordinator were distributing water, flashlights, beans and fruit to everybody in their community. “They’re doing notable work in that regard,” Wright said.At St. George’s, school had fully resumed despite extensive damage and power outages. The same was true at All Saints Cathedral School on St. Thomas. “The school has resumed against all odds: roof and building damage and power outages,” Wright said.Almost a month after Hurricane Irma, the driveways to St. George’s school and church on Tortola, British Virgin Islands, were flooded. Photo: The Rt. Rev. Carl WrightSt. Mary’s in Virgin Gorda, a British territory, is a small, remote parish that Wright described as “damaged and very stark.”The islanders are working together because they feel there’s not enough outside or government help yet, he said. Left to their own devices, they’re trying to find their own resources. And they are cooperating with an admirable sense of community spirit.“In that diocese, none of the parishes are separate from the community. All are an integral part of the community, almost indistinguishable from one another,” Wright said.The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright saw water-damaged hymnals during his October visit to the Virgin Islands, which were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Photo: The Rt. Rev. Carl WrightWhen Annette Buchanan, canon and national president of the Union of Black Episcopalians, heard from Wright that the islanders were in dire need of solar flashlights, she wanted to use her organization to help in this specific way. Battery-powered flashlights run out fast, and there’s hardly anywhere on the islands to buy new batteries, she learned.“It’s a small thing, but we wanted to give them something they wanted,” Buchanan told ENS.Many UBE members have relatives on the Virgin Islands, and some members are from the territories themselves, so the UBE has had a close relationship with that diocese over the years, she said.The UBE already had a more general fundraising drive for hurricane relief, which goes directly to Episcopal Relief & Development. But Buchanan is leading this second fundraiser to gather enough money for an initial shipment of $1,000 worth of solar flashlights to the Virgin Islands specifically. She hopes it can be shipped by the end of November. The UBE is coordinating the effort with Wright and Gumbs to ensure the donation is shipped the right way and to the best location.“We just want to draw to the larger church’s attention that this diocese is in such dire straits, that they’re still in hurricane recovery mode,” Buchanan said. “We are concerned about them, and there hasn’t been much publicity about the Virgin Islands after the hurricanes.”Donations of supplies can go directly to parishes or the diocese with proper communication about specific needs and locations, Wright said. Monetary donations can go to Episcopal Relief & Development, which will place the help in the proper hands. You can do so online here.— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] Rector Washington, DC Hurricane Irma, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Don Plummer says: Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tagslast_img read more

Top 14 Round Six – Best of the weekend wrap-up

first_imgFriday Sep 28, 2012 Top 14 Round Six – Best of the weekend wrap-up As we head into another weekend of rugby, here is a quick catch-up on some of the better games in the Top 14 in round six, including a few really good tries, namely from Richard Haughton at Perpignan, and hooker Jean-Charles Orioli for Toulon. We’ve also archived the Best Tries in the Top 14 from Round 5. You can view those hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Aid agency challenges entrepreneurs in Channel 4 series

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Aid agency challenges entrepreneurs in Channel 4 series  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2007 | News Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img 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. The series starts on 19 September at 9pm. World Vision has challenged eight wealthy British business leaders to help improve the living standards of an African village.The challenge is the subject of a four-part Channel 4 series and sees the group using their business skills – which range from construction to marketing and travel to computing – to made a difference to a rural community in Uganda which has no running water or electricity. The programmes – Millionaires’ Mission – will look at problems affecting the communtiy from access to drinking water and markets for local produce, to innovative ways of increasing income. Advertisementlast_img read more

Save the Children shops suffer during snow and cold

first_imgSave the Children shops suffer during snow and cold AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Save the Children shops have seen a significant drop in donated items due to the severe weather conditions that are affecting the UK. The charity says the lack of stock is severely affecting their income.At the same time, Save the Children shops have experienced high demand for warm clothing from shoppers. Jayne Cartwright, Save the Children’s Head of Retail, said: “we have seen a huge demand for jumpers, coats, fleeces and boots. We are struggling to keep up with demand.”The charity is also keen to support those families on a tight budget that simply can not afford to keep warm.Cartwright added: “we are encouraging shoppers who can safely get to their local Save the Children store, to hand in their unwanted garments, in particular winter warmers and pick up some bargains to help support the charity”.In an attempt to counter the drop in donations the charity is offering a Freepost delivery service from all Post Offices so that people can post donated items to them. This will remain in operation until the end of February.The charity is also inviting large retailers to donate unwanted merchandise to help make up for the shortfall in donations.www.savethechildren.org.uk/shop Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 9 January 2010 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter TCU News Now 4/28/2021 TAGSArizona Cardinalsblanket coverageexit interviewsfootballjack wallaceLos Angeles RamsNFLNFL Exit Interviewsnoah parkerpodcastSan Francisco 49ersSeattle Seahawkssport analysissport newssports ReddIt 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East printJack and Noah continue our 2020/21 NFL Exit Interview series with the NFC West, highlighting the regular seasons, postseasons, and a 2021 NFL Draft preview of the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers. Follow us @BlanketCovPod on Twitter and @blanketcoveragepodcast on Instagram for more news and updates!Timestamps:0:00-6:05 – NFL Updates6:05-16:54 – Seattle Seahawks16:54-26:50 – Los Angeles Rams26:50-36:13 – Arizona Cardinals36:13-END – San Francisco 49ers Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin Facebook Linkedin Episode 254 – Super League: A super bad idea 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special + posts Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Previous articleHoroscope: April 25, 2021Next articleTop places to eat around Fort Worth Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallace Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/last_img read more

Two grenade attacks on media in 48 hours should be seen as “serious warning”

first_img to go further MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News RSF_en Organisation The government should regard two grenade attacks this week on news media in northern Mexico – one against Televisa in Piedras Negras and one against a local newspaper in Monterrey – as a serious warning and should speed implementation of a federal-level convention on the protection of journalists that was signed in November.There were a total of seven direct armed attacks on news media in 2010 alone, compared with 18 over the last five years, according to the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH). Televisa, the national TV network, was repeatedly targeted last year.In the first of this week’s attacks, two fragmentation grenades were thrown at the Televisa branch in Piedras Negras, in the state of Coahuila, on 9 January but did not explode. This was just a few hours after a criminal organization threatened a “media purge” of journalists whose coverage of the “narco-war” was “biased”. Shortly thereafter, someone hacked into the Multimedios website in order to start a rumour that Nuevo León governor Rodrigo Medina had been murdered.In the second attack, assailants threw a grenade and fired shots with heavy-calibre firearms at the headquarters of El Norte, a local daily in the south of Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo León, but fortunately no one was injured. A grey TrailBlazer SUV pulled up outside, a man got out of the front passenger door and hurled a grenade that exploded against the building’s facade. It was the second time the newspaper has been attacked in the same way. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt in the first attack, on 20 September, either.Coahuila and Nuevo León have been among the most dangerous regions of the country since the start of the federal offensive against drug-trafficking in December 2006. Some 50,000 soldiers have been mobilised for this undeclared war which left a toll of 15,723 dead in 2010 alone according to an AFP tally, out of a total of 30,000.Another hundred or so have been killed since 1 January and the media continue to be one of the main targets. The armed violence and physical attacks on journalists are being accompanied by major pressure on the media.Reporters Without Borders, which is a seeking a consultative role with the Risk Evaluation Committee that the government has created under the new convention on the protection of journalists, supports the “No more blood” campaign that 10 cartoonists launch this week with a cartoon by Alejandro Magallanes. It has been taken up on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Basta-de-Sangre/192545064093366) and Twitter. MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexico News May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reports April 28, 2021 Find out more News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies January 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two grenade attacks on media in 48 hours should be seen as “serious warning” May 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saylast_img read more

“Time” honors journalists as Person of the Year

first_imgMOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette newspaper of Maryland that endured a mass shooting, and three Reuters reporters persecuted for their reporting have all been chosen as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. “As we looked at the choices it became clear that the manipulation and abuse of truth is really the common thread in so many of this year’s major stories from Russia to Riyadh, to Silicon Valley,” Edward Felsenthal, Time editor in chief, said Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show. “And so we chose to highlight four individuals and one group who have taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths.” Khashoggi, 59, a Saudi journalist in self-imposed exile, was allegedly murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October. Investigators believe his death stemmed from his critical reporting of the Saudi government. “This is the first time we’ve ever chosen someone no longer alive as the Person of the Year. But it’s also very rare that a person’s influence grows so immensely in death,” Felsenthal said. “His murder prompted a global reassessment of the Saudi Crown Prince and a really long overdue look at the devastating war in Yemen.” Others selected were:— The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, which was attacked by a gunman in June. Five staffers were killed.“The Gazette, one of the oldest papers in America, did what it’s done before the Revolution and got a paper out the next day and continues to do so with courage,” Felsenthal said.— Maria Ressa, a Reuters journalist who has come under attack for her reporting of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.Felsenthal described Ressa as an “an extraordinary individual who has relentlessly pursued the current story in the Philippines.” “She has exposed Duterte’s propaganda machine, the extrajudicial killings and … she’s been a legal target in the Philippines, currently under indictment in what many perceive as retribution for her reporting,” he said. — Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters reporters currently detained in Myanmar for their investigative reporting that uncovered the mass killing of Muslims. “Two amazing reporters who exposed a mass killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and are in prison a year to the day tomorrow as a result of their reporting,” Felsenthal said. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Students campaign to save Sikh Temple

first_imgAn online petition has been launched to save Oxford’s only Sikh temple. As Cherwell reported last week, the temple has been told to close due to irregularities with planning permission and the fact that the building was not designated as a place of worship. However, there was opposition to this decision due to the fact that it would leave Sikhs in Oxford with no place to worship.The petition, started by Oxford University Sikh Society, states “we kindly request Oxford’s Council allow 69 Cherwell Drive to be run as a Sikh place of worship.” Sikh Society aim to present the petition to Oxford City Council as part of their efforts to prevent the closure of the Gurdwara. To view the full petition see: http://www.gopetition.co.uk/online/33821.htmllast_img

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