Poundland chooses Macmillan Cancer Support as charity of the year

first_imgPoundland chooses Macmillan Cancer Support as charity of the year 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. Single price value retailer Poundland has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity of the year. All Poundland staff, both in its 211 stores and at the West Midlands head office, will be encouraged to help raise the target of £100,000 for the charity.The company has planned a series of fundraising events in its store and at head office, and customers will be given the opportunity to donate to the charity.The partnership will start with a ‘Strip for Macmillan’ event at the end of this month, with staff being invited to wear their favourite football team shirt for the day, as well as picking the first goal in a football sweepstake to mark the end of the football season. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 May 2009 | News Other events scheduled for the year include participating in The World’s Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning, a Back to School Party and several sponsored events such as the London Triathlon and the Great North Run.Charles Byrne, Head of Corporate Partnerships and Events at Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Support from high street partners like Poundland not only helps to raise essential funds for our cancer support services but also to raise awareness of the breadth of support we provide”.Poundland’s previous charity of the year was NSPCC with Children 1st in Scotland.www.macmillan.org.ukPhoto: Pound coin by Hotzeplotz on Flickr.comcenter_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

International campaign in support of independent North Korean media

first_imgNews Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world North KoreaAsia – Pacific April 1, 2020 Find out more North KoreaAsia – Pacific November 18, 2019 Find out more to go further Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts July 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad January 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International campaign in support of independent North Korean media News Campaigns Follow the news on North Korea The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders is today launching an ad campaign in support of independent media that provide North Koreans with news and information. A campaign graphic with the image of a crumpled photo of Kim Jong-il is being carried by the Korean news portal http://kr.yahoo.com/. It will be visible for the next two weeks to millions of Korean Internet users.Recent developments in the Korean peninsula have shown the urgency of making freely-reported news and information available to North Korea’s population.Using a campaign ad denouncing Kim Jong-il’s media totalitarianism in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, English and French, Reporters Without Borders is appealing to public opinion, governments, media and international organizations to support these North Korean freedom media.Reporters Without Borders helps to fund Radio Free Chosun, Open Radio North Korea and Radio Free North Korea, which won the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Prize in the “Media” category in 2008. As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency Help by sharing this information last_img read more

US immigration urged to grant protection to threatened journalist who fled across border

first_img Reporters Without Borders urges the US immigration authorities to grant an emergency residence permit – followed as soon as possible by political asylum – to Ricardo Chávez Aldana, a radio journalist based in the northern border city of Ciudad Juárez, who was forced to flee across the border with his family to the Texan city of El Paso on 10 December.“The US immigration authorities must be aware of the level of violence in Ciudad Juárez, which has affected security on the US side of the border as well,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Chávez and his family would probably have been murdered if they had not rushed to cross the border. Reporting is a high-risk job when you cover organised crime and Chávez is not the first journalists to opt for exile, and will not the last one. For the sake of his safety, he must be allowed to enter the United States when necessary.”Chávez, who works for Radio Cañon, fled with his mother, wife and son across the border to El Paso after getting a series of phone calls threatening his family, several Mexican newspapers said. On 9 December, the day before he fled, he reported on the air that two of his nephews, Diego and Argenis Chávez Luis, aged 15 and 17 respectively, were among four youths who had just been killed in a shooting in Ciudad Juárez. In his report, he condemned the failure of the authorities to arrest those responsible and the freedom with which gunmen operate in the city.Initially determined to defy the threats, Chávez changed his mind and decided to flee although he does not have a passport. “Before crossing the border with my family, I knew we would be arrested by the immigration authorities but it is better to be locked up than dead,” he told Radio Cañon colleagues by telephone from the US side of the border, according to a report in the newspaper La Jornada.Chávez’s story recalls that of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, the correspondent of the regional newspaper El Diario, who fled across the border on 15 June 2008 after being threatened by the Mexican army and was held until 29 January 2009 in a detention centre in El Paso. News Receive email alerts News May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas RSF_en News Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Gutiérrez is now living in the United States, where Reporters Without Borders has been supporting his attempts to obtain asylum.Two other Ciudad Juárez journalists went into exile last year because they were under threat. They are Horacio Nájera, a reporter for the daily Reforma, who has been in Canada since October 2008, and Jorge Luis Aguirre of the online newspaper La Polaka, who fled across the border to El Paso the following month. Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico Reports December 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US immigration urged to grant protection to threatened journalist who fled across border MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go furtherlast_img read more

Foreign couples leap at chance for same-sex vows

first_imgStuff.co 20 Sept 2013It might not be the flood of bookings some may have expected, but gay and lesbian couples are taking New Zealand up on its offer to legally bind them in marriage.Eighty-two same-sex couples have married since the Marriage Amendment Act came into force on August 19 – more than a quarter from overseas – and just under half made the change from a civil union.Births, Deaths and Marriages registrar-general Jeff Montgomery said the office expected the number of applications for same-sex marriage to increase in spring.Marriage celebrant Helen White said she had three weddings booked in for the coming months, including a couple who wanted to celebrate their 50th anniversary together by tying the knot, but she had not had a rush of inquiries.“I think it will probably be about as many booked as civil unions, nobody has been rushing me off my feet . . . I was expecting more, really.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9187779/Foreign-couples-leap-at-chance-for-same-sex-vowslast_img read more

Pochettino relying on Ramirez

first_img “It’s normal that a lot of clubs are interested in his quality, but we don’t listen to transfer rumours. We are planning for next season with him on board.” Pochettino has so far made just one summer signing, brining in Lyon centre-back Dejan Lovren for £8.5million – a move which ended interest in Cagliari centre-back Davide Astori. “Lots of names have been linked with Southampton, perhaps too many,” he added. “Some of them have been invented, others not. “We were after Astori, for example, but in the end we went for Lovren instead. He’s a great player.” Pochettino also played down talk linking Saints with a move for Astori’s Cagliari team-mate Radja Nainggolan, while he also dismissed speculation surrounding a move for Osvaldo. The Roma striker played under the Argentinian at Espanyol and reports suggest he rejected a £17million move to the south coast. “Osvaldo is a great player,” Pochettino said. “I worked with him at Espanyol so I know what he can do. We are aware of his situation at Roma, but we haven’t made an offer.” The Saints have spent big since returning to the Barclays Premier League and last year smashed their transfer record to recruit Ramirez from Bologna for upwards of £12million. However, the Uruguay international struggled to fulfil expectations in his debut season and has been linked with a move away from St Mary’s. Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have been mentioned as potential destinations, but manager Pochettino has no intention to sell him. “He’s happy with us and we are counting on him for next season,” he told tuttomercatoweb.com. Press Associationcenter_img Mauricio Pochettino does not expect record signing Gaston Ramirez to leave Southampton this summer and has denied making a bid for Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo.last_img read more

Beat writers not optimistic on Syracuse’s chances against North Carolina in ACC tournament

first_imgNo. 11 seed Syracuse (20-12, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) moved on in the ACC tournament by beating Wake Forest, 74-63, on Tuesday night. That win set up a Wednesday showdown with No. 6 seed North Carolina (22-7, 11-7). The Tar Heels came to the Carrier Dome in late February, and although the Orange tied the game at 74 with about three minutes to play, UNC snuck out with a 78-74 win. Wednesday’s rematch has potentially even bigger implications for SU’s NCAA Tournament hopes.Here’s how our beat writers think it will go.Matthew Gutierrez (25-7)Fear the TheoNorth Carolina 70, Syracuse 62The thing to watch Wednesday night is North Carolina’s inside-out offense. That’s how the Tar Heels put up 78 points against Syracuse two weeks ago — UNC’s most recent win — planting Theo Pinson in the high post and dissecting the zone. The Tar Heels have the advantage in the half court, so there’s little doubt Syracuse may turn to a full-court press or half-court traps to try to speed up UNC. Also be on the lookout for rebounds and second-chance points. Roy Williams’ squad is big, out-rebounding SU 38-34 in the teams’ first meeting and holding a 19-12 advantage in second-chance points. SU’s best chance lies in buckling down on the boards and high post.Sam Fortier (23-9)Turn-and-heeledNorth Carolina 69, Syracuse 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse got back into the game against North Carolina two weeks ago because the Tar Heels went “brain-dead” in the second half against the press, Roy Williams said. UNC will be better prepared this time. The two most interesting things tonight to me are whether Marek Dolezaj can build on his career night and whether UNC plays a zone defense against the Orange, given that the scheme has given them fits this season. Though Syracuse will put up a good fight offensively, if last night was any indication, it simply won’t be enough to overwhelm a tough No. 6 seed in North Carolina.Tomer Langer (22-10)Brooklyn BluesNorth Carolina 81, Syracuse 65There were moments in the win over Wake Forest that Syracuse played the part of contender, like when SU opened up an early 20-4 lead. There were other times, like when Wake Forest closed it to within six at halftime and made a late push, that the Orange showed its flaws. Against a North Carolina team, flaws aren’t going to cut it. In fact, when these two teams matched up two weeks ago, UNC had more in-game mental mistakes and still pulled out a victory. SU is revitalized with the emergence of Dolezaj, but ultimately won’t have enough firepower against North Carolina. Comments Published on March 7, 2018 at 11:20 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more