JustGiving expands to Ireland

first_imgJustGiving expands to Ireland 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. In 2012 JustGiving’s users in Ireland gave €574,000 to good causes, and this year already €441,000 has been raised.Charities based in Ireland can register with JustGiving by visiting, while individuals can nominate Irish charities that they would like to see using the site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 June 2013 | News  45 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online giving platform JustGiving is now open to charities in Ireland. It is launching its presence by partnering with the Airtricity Dublin Marathon which takes place on 28 October.JustGiving already handles around €230,000 for the event, but the partnership is designed to help online fundraising increase amongst the 14,000 participants.Race director Jim Aughney said: “We were so excited to hear that JustGiving was opening to charities in Ireland and I cannot think of a better and more appropriate partner for the Airtricity Dublin Marathon. JustGiving’s revolutionary online giving platform makes fundraising dramatically simple and social for our runners. Together we hope to smash the amount of money we raise for great causes.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Government urged to lift censorship and guarantee journalists’ safety

first_img Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF_en Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today called on the interim government and army to quickly rescind all the repressive measures of recent days, during which the imposition of a curfew from 22 August until yesterday severely impacted the ability of journalists to work.”The interim government’s record has been badly marred by the censorship and violence that has assailed the press since the start of the student protests in Dhaka and other major cities,” the press freedom organisation said.”We note law and information adviser Mainul Hosein’s meeting with media executives on 27 August, and the interior minister’s apologies for the many acts of violence against journalists,” Reporters Without Borders added. “The government should now, as a matter of urgency, heed the media’s requests for more freedom and for guarantees of security for journalists.”The army took to the streets to enforce the curfew that was imposed from 22 August until yesterday following major demonstrations in Dhaka University. The population was forced to stay at home and mobile phone services were interrupted for several days.The government has been trying to impose censorship and self-censorship on the media since the start of the pro-democracy demonstrations. Hosein, the government’s law and information adviser, urged the media several times not to exaggerate the protests. When the TV stations stopped showing footage of the demonstrations on the evening of 22 August, Hosein told the media that the government did not want to “impose censorship.”The curfew made it impossible for journalists to work. The security forces refused to treat a press card as a laissez-passer although the government news agency, BSS, had said journalists with press cards would be able to move freely. Dozens of journalists were attacked by policemen or soldiers and the publication of newspapers was badly disrupted.Anis Alamgir, head of news of privately-owned Baishakhi TV, was beaten by soldiers on the evening of 22 August, a few hours after the curfew went into effect. He collapsed, injured, in the street and was taken to a Dhaka police station before being released. “I was above all shocked to find myself being beaten by an officer in uniform,” he told Reporters Without Borders.Nesar Uddin Ahmed of the daily newspaper Amar Desh was attacked by members of an elite police unit as he was returning to his home in the capital. A photographer with the daily Dinkal was badly injured by members of the security forces and had to hospitalized. One newspaper, Samakal, reported that 14 of its journalists were beaten by soldiers or police.At least 15 journalists were arrested by the police for curfew violations on 22 August alone. Most of them were released on bail. Reporters Without Borders is currently trying to establish whether any journalists and media workers are still detained.The government’s Press Information Department reiterated on 23 August that press cards would be treated as curfew passes. But in practice, journalists were unable to resume working freely until the curfew was lifted, first partially and then totally.Governmental censorship concentrated on the TV stations. CSB TV and Ekushey TV received a Press Information Department order on 23 August not to broadcast “provocative” reports and comments. Employees of several TV stations told Reporters Without Borders that military intelligence officers called the stations to threaten them with prosecution on various charges including violating of the section 5 of the State of Emergency Regulations, for broadcasting critical reports or eye witness accounts of the demonstrations. The TV stations also had to suspend all their political programmes.”The ban on talk shows is a big trouble,” an ATN Bangla head of news said. Journalist Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul said: “As parliament is not there, television talk shows about politics and society are the best way for the people to comment on official decisions.” News Organisation Receive email alerts RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage February 22, 2021 Find out more August 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to lift censorship and guarantee journalists’ safetylast_img read more

Speaker brings awareness to crime of stalking

first_imgDebbie Riddle spoke Tuesday evening at Rice Commons about the crime that took her sister’s life: stalking. As a national speaker for stalking awareness, Riddle shared her sister’s experience and the steps she has taken since to prevent such as story from repeating itself in a lecture sponsored by Saint Mary’s Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO). Kathleen Donahue Riddle said 7.5 million people in the United States experience stalking, but many cases are not reported.“The majority of stalking happens between the ages of 18 to 24, the college population … and the majority of victims know their stalker,” Riddle said.Debbie Riddle’s younger sister, Peggy Klinke, met a man in 1998 when she was 28 years old and taking college classes to prepare for medical school. Three years of an emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship followed, Riddle said.Riddle said she began to see negative signs in the relationship when the man showed up uninvited at a family function.“If you have brothers and sisters, trust your guts,” Riddle said. “Because my gut feeling when I saw that man standing on the front porch of my mother’s house, and I turned and saw the look on my sister’s face, I knew in an instant this was not a good thing.”When Peggy ended the relationship, the man proceeded to stalk her, Riddle said.Riddle said the stalking experienced by Peggy began as noncriminal behaviors, including excessive phone calls and text messages, surveillance by the ex-boyfriend outside of Peggy’s work and a surprise proposal. These behaviors escalated over time, with the man spray-painting a crude phrase about Peggy on her mother’s garage doors, hanging up inappropriate posters about Peggy around town and committing arson by burning down Peggy’s boyfriend’s house.“When you see how the pattern tends to build and escalate over time, and how that pattern, the one specific reason for those behaviors is to induce fear in someone, that’s when it can be identified as illegal,” Riddle said. “Stalking is illegal in all 50 states. It is a crime.”Riddle said despite numerous reports of the man’s behaviors, the police told Peggy to wait until ‘something happens.’ Eventually a trial was scheduled and then postponed for five to six months. For her protection, Peggy and her boyfriend left New Mexico to hide in California.On Jan. 18, 2003, three weeks before the trial, the man found Peggy, Riddle said.“When the police show up at 10 p.m. on a Saturday night in my mother’s neighborhood, it is not good news,” Riddle said. “All I needed was to see the shoulder of the law enforcement officer standing on my mother’s porch to know that my sister was dead. That’s all I needed to see.”Law enforcement told Riddle that Peggy was trapped in a closet when the ex-boyfriend shot her in the back of the head and then shot himself, she said.“Being the oldest, I became the family representative,” Riddle said. “People want to know what happened, but nobody wants to ask. As people were coming in and out of the house over the next several days, I began telling that story and what had gone on and what had transpired. I realized this telling of the story was making me heal, just a little bit.”Two weeks after Peggy’s death, Riddle began taking steps to protect other women and men from stalking. The beginning of the process was when she contacted the director of Stalking Resource Center.“Six weeks into this, we have the Stalking Resource Center, the National Center for Victims of Crime, Erin Brockovich and Lifetime Television, the State Representative from New Mexico where Peggy resided, all on board,” Riddle said. “We decided to do something about this, to start talking about this, to start education.”Riddle said six months after Peggy’s death and after a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., January was identified as National Stalking Awareness Month. Riddle continues to travel as a national speaker on stalking awareness in order to educate the general public on stalking and the reforms necessary for the protection of stalking victims.“The change had to come from both sides of the fence,” Riddle said. “You cannot just point your finger at law enforcement and say do your job better. Law enforcement needed to be educated, but the general public needs to be educated as well. If you cannot define what is happening to you, then you cannot define the crime, you will not report it. If law enforcement isn’t trained, they cannot help you. … You can go one way. You can be angry, hateful, bitter for the rest of your life, because that’s a choice. Or you can do something about this. And I decided I wanted to do something about it.”Tags: BAVO, National Stalking Awareness, stalking awarenesslast_img read more

Hydrogen seen as potential clean option for steelmaking, replacing met coal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Steel could shed its reputation as a climate threat by using hydrogen instead of fossil fuels for as much as half of global output by 2050, according to BloombergNEF.The steel industry could adopt hydrogen for between 10% and 50% of output by mid-century given the right carbon pricing, BloombergNEF analysts wrote in a report. The sector accounts for as much as 9% of global carbon emissions, according to the World Steel Association.“Hydrogen technologies offer a viable pathway to slash the emissions from making steel,” Kobad Bhavnagri, head of special projects at BloombergNEF, said by email. “No big R&D breakthroughs are necessary. If policy was in place, the world could start producing green steel within a decade.”Hydrogen is one option for steelmakers facing louder calls from climate lobbyists and regulators to tackle their carbon problem. It’s an alternative already being tested by industry giants including top supplier ArcelorMittal, as well as Germany’s Thyssenkrupp AG.Steel is currently made from mined iron using a process largely unchanged for more than 150 years. Iron ore is first smelted with carbon-rich coke in huge blast furnaces that emit carbon gases and churn out liquid metal. Gases can be used instead of coke as reduction agents in an alternative process called direct reduced iron, or DRI. This does away with the blast furnace and is already employed in some locations using natural gas.“Hydrogen can do everything coal does in the steel-making process, and the technology to make fossil-free steel is already currently operating with natural gas in many parts of the world,” Bhavnagri said. DRI accounts for nearly 6% of steel output worldwide, according to a report from Citigroup Inc.More: How hydrogen could solve steel’s climate test and hobble coal Hydrogen seen as potential clean option for steelmaking, replacing met coallast_img read more

Hemp regulations bring banking issues to the forefront

first_imgOn October 29th, the USDA issued interim final rules providing a framework for the legal protection and distribution of hemp in states that choose to legalize it. The long awaited regulations bring about a new stage in what promises to be a phonetic period for compliance innovation as financial institutions begin to provide banking services for products related to marijuana.What exactly is being legalized?Up until recently, the distinction between hemp and marijuana did not matter. Both were classified as Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. In the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress declassified hemp and allowed it to be produced in states choosing to legalize it. The key difference between hemp and cannabis sativa is the level of THC contained in the leaves of these closely related plants. A THC level in excess of .03 is considered marijuana, while anything below that is considered hemp.Last week’s regulations provide the framework that states like New York need to start developing the industry consistent with the federal guidelines. Many of us who have followed the issue closely have been surprised that the USDA did not move more quickly to promulgate the proposed regulations. The USDA got the message because it took the unusual step of issuing interim proposed final regulations. This means that there is now a legal framework for states to begin submitting their hemp regulation plans, even as the USDA accepts comments on these proposed regulations. Remember, we are dealing with a crop, and farmers need time to plan in advance of the growing season. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Four Officers Stabbed to Death at Paris Police HQ

first_imgFour police officers were killed in a knife attack at Paris police headquarters by a man who was then shot dead, say French reports.The event appears to be a case of workplace violence.The assailant was an administrative intelligence employee at police headquarters who was “death and dumb.”French reports say the assailant went on the rampage with a ceramic knife, stabbing several colleagues in his office and the surrounding area before being shot dead by an officer.Police sources said the assailant was “in conflict” with his superiors.The police headquarter’s on the île de la Cité has been cordoned off and emergency services and interior minister Christophe Castaner and prime minister Edouard Philippe, have arrived at the scene.last_img read more

VP Pence to Meet with Florida Officials, Deliver PPE on Wednesday

first_imgPence will meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss Florida’s reopening and tourism plans.After meeting with DeSantis, the Vice President will deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to a nursing home in that part of the state, as part of a White House initiative to deliver PPE to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country.The vice president will then join a roundtable with hospitality and tourism industry leaders, in order to discuss their plans for reopening. Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Orlando on Wednesday, according to a news release. Additional details about the Pence’s trip are forthcoming.last_img read more

High School Crosscountry first sport to step out out of gates

first_imgSchool begins Tuesday and so does the BC High School Fall Sports Season.On tap to kick off the season locally is the Kootenay Crosscountry Circuit, beginning September 16 in Kaslo with the River Run. There are five meets — September 23 in Rossland, September 30 in at L.V. Rogers in Nelson and October 7 at Mount Sentinel in the South Slocan — before competitors take to Kokanee Provincial Park north of Nelson for the West Kootenay Championships.All races start at 4 p.m. for distances of three kilometers for Grades 6-8; 4.5 km for Grades 9-10 and 6 km for Grades 11-12 (4.5 km for girls).The Kootenay Championships are being hosted in Invermere October 28.The BC High School Crosscountry Championships are set for Saturday, November 7 at Jericho Beach in Vancouver.Other sports on the fall season include boy’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey.last_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week – Junior Dragons Den Regionals

first_imgThe event saw students pitch everything from automotive diagnostic apps to sophisticated branding companies, in a fast paced, fully interactive and entertaining live show format. 2nd place – Vanessa Legge, Joyful Seeds, Selkirk College 3rd place – Laurie Ford, Tyler McCauley, Desirae Robinson, Alex Reaburn, The Roving Gatsby, Selkirk CollegeThe top three in each division now move on to compete for over $6000 in cash prizes at the Kootenay wide Junior Dragons Den championship Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the Charles Bailey theatre.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute all the competitors with Team of the Week honours. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports decided to take a bit of a trek outside the sporting venue to the Shambhala Music and Performance Theatre as Students from all over the West Kootenay- Boundary took the stage to compete in the Junior Dragons Den regional championship. Competing in three different divisions, Junior (Grades 8-10), Senior (Grades 11-12) and College/ University, competitors had two minutes to pitch to the judges, following the airing of a short promotional video which had been produced for the competition, highlighting their business or business concept.And the winners were:  Junior division (Grade 8-10) 1st place- Jessica Zwick, Megan Cousins, NIX, Stanley Humphries 2nd place- Cameron Mackintosh, MSDA, Nakusp Secondary 3rd place – Allison Plamondon, Deb Step, Rossland Summits School College/ University Division 1st place- Mitch Roscoe, Ryan Henderson, Creative North Branding, Selkirk Collegelast_img read more

WASTED AT MIDNIGHT IS ALL HEART IN WINNING $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE UNDER GARCIA; MANDELLA CHARGE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.43

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015)–Wasted At Midnight, sent from the rail under Martin Garcia, proved ultra game in taking Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as she prevailed by a nose while covering six furlongs in 1:09.43.“I let her break, I took a position and when I asked her, she just responded and she made it,” said Garcia.Trained by Richard Mandella, Wasted At Midnight shook loose of Tempe around the far turn, was immediately engaged by 5-2 favorite Harlington’s Rose at the quarter pole and just held off the late charge of Clearly Confused to carry the day at 5-1 in a field of six older fillies and mares.Owned by Ellen and Peter O. Johnson, Sr., the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Midnight Lute paid $12.40, $5.40 and $3.20. In her second start of the year, Wasted At Midnight improved her overall record to 15-3-3-2 and with the winner’s share of $36,000, she hiked her earnings to $170,790.“It was a perfect trip,” said Mandella. “She looked like she could be the speed of the race if she wanted and she broke there wanting to run. Martin did a great job slowly taking it, not in any hurry and she had something left to fight ’em off.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Clearly Confused was last, about nine lengths off the lead at the three eighths pole and wheeled five-wide turning for home to just miss while finishing a half length in front of Harlington’s Rose. Off at 7-2, Clearly Confused paid $3.80 and $2.60.Harlington’s Rose, ridden by Joe Talamo, had dead aim on the winner with three sixteenths of a mile to run but flattened out late to finish third, 8 ½ lengths clear of Ramona’s Wildcat. Harlington’s Rose paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.79, 44.65 and 56.78.First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more