Mecca donates rugby match shirt advertising to Whizz-Kidz

MeccaBingo.com, the current sponsor of rugby league team Wigan Warriors, is donating the shirt sponsorship for the team’s match against the French team the Catalan Dragons to Whizz-Kidz, its official charity partner.Under French advertising legislation gaming brands such as MeccaBingo.com are prohibited from advertising. The decision was taken not to resell the shirt sponsorship for the match and instead donate the opportunity to a charity.Whizz-Kidz thus becomes the first charity to ‘sponsor’ the main shirts of a Super League club. In addition to the publicity gained from the sponsorship, the shirts will be auctioned after the match: with only 40 shirts produced, it is expected that fans will be prepared to pay high sums for them.The shirts will be auctioned off via the club website, eBay and other fundraising channels.As part of the ongoing ‘Mecca Wheel Difference’ campaign, Mecca clubs across the UK raised over £286,000 in 2008.Mick Hogan, Chief Executive of Wigan Warriors, said: “We are delighted that we can promote the Whizz-Kidz charity on our shirts for Monday’s game at Catalans Dragons. The charity does some wonderful work and the Whizz-Kidz name will be seen by a big television audience as the game is being shown live on Sky Sports. It is a great idea and money will also be raised by the auctioning of these one off shirts.”www.whizz-kidz.org.uk Tagged with: corporate 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. Mecca donates rugby match shirt advertising to Whizz-Kidz Howard Lake | 14 April 2009 | News  47 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 read more

InstaGiv blogs on mobile fundraising

first_imgInstaGiv, the mobile donation solutions provider, has launched a mobile fundraising blog with news, comment, case studies and ideas on how charities can use mobile fundraising products.Following the creation of separate charity short codes, removal of VAT and the recent announcement that Vodafone and O2 will both pass on 100% of text donations, the blog is designed to inform and connect the growing community of charity mobile marketers.David Hoy, Marketing manager at instaGiv, said: “The most enjoyable aspect at being at the forefront of a new fundraising wave is the incredible creativity we are seeing at work. The mixing of traditional tried and trusted techniques with new channels to come up with vibrant campaigns that have such real reach, impact and vitality is exciting.“A recent example of this was the Pedigree Adoption Drive that blended Featured print articles with award winning art installations and backed up with an online campaign that spanned multiple networks and ended up with over 28,000 fans on Facebook and over 150,000 views of the campaign videos on Youtube.”InstaGiv is a charity- specific mobile marketing and technology provider covering the whole of the UK which launched a suite of mobile fundraising products at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention.www.instagiv.com/blog 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. Howard Lake | 27 July 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis InstaGiv blogs on mobile fundraising  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Ireland mobile smslast_img read more

Improvement in press freedom depends on national unity government’s ability to function properly

first_img November 12, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica Reporters Without Borders has written to Tomás Salomão, the executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community, on the eve of a SADC meeting in Maputo on the situation in Zimbabwe. Voicing concern about the impact of the Zimbabwean government’s internal crisis on the ability of journalists to work freely and the reemergence of an independent press, Reporters Without Borders urges the SADC and the leaders of Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia to spare no effort to help the government emerge from the current deadlock.Mr. Tomaz SalomaoExecutive SecretarySouthern African Development CommunityGaborone – BotswanaParis, 4 November 2009Dear Executive Secretary,On the eve of the SADC summit that you will be chairing in Maputo on the situation in Zimbabwe, Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organisation, would like to draw your attention to the terrible consequences that political deadlock in Zimbabwe could have on the work of the news media.An increase in tension in the past three weeks between President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has already had a negative impact on the state of press freedom and could lead to serious reversals.An Al Jazeera TV crew was detained for several hours at the president’s office on 20 October, when the prime minister boycotted a cabinet meeting for the first time. Three days later, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and several state-owned newspapers received orders from information minister Webster Shamu to stop covering the activities of government ministers who are MDC members.Finally, a climate of fear has taken hold within the journalistic community as a result of recent arrests of civil society members.Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Media Council (ZMC), a new entity that is supposed to issue licences to newspapers and thereby facilitate the independent press’s rebirth, is currently unable to function. Some sources say that, after long and delicate negotiations, the president and prime minister reached agreement on the ZMC’s nine members but they have not yet been appointed and may not be if the crisis within the government continues.An improvement in the ability of journalists to work freely and the reemergence of an independent press in Zimbabwe depend very closely on the national unity government’s ability to function properly. Given the current tension between the two sides, we think regional mediation and the SADC’s role will be decisive. We therefore urge you and the leaders of Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia to spare no effort to help the government emerge from the current deadlock.We trust you will give this request your careful consideration.Sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Organisation September 1, 2020 Find out more News Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more November 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Improvement in press freedom depends on national unity government’s ability to function properly ZimbabweAfrica Receive email alerts Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell News Follow the news on Zimbabwe Newslast_img read more

Gardaí appealing for witnesses for traffic incident between Patrickswell and Raheen

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live GARDAÍ at Roxboro Rd Garda Station are appealing for witnesses to a traffic incident that took place yesterday the 4th April 2021.The incident happened between Patrickswell and Raheen and the Raheen Industrial Estate between 5pm and 6pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It would be appreciated if any witnesses or those with dash cam footage could come forward and ring Roxboro Rd Garda Station at 061 – 214340”.center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleWATCH: “That’s what playing for Munster means to me” – Billy Holland after final European appearance for MunsterNext articleOdds: Explosive Boy the favourite as the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial reaches the quarter-finals Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LimerickNewsGardaí appealing for witnesses for traffic incident between Patrickswell and RaheenBy Staff Reporter – April 5, 2021 1097 WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitterlast_img read more

Donegal will find it ‘extremely difficult’ to cope with no deal Brexit

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMan rescued after boat runs aground in south DonegalNext articleDrugs and shotgun found following searches in North West News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows There’s a warning that Donegal will find it extremely difficult to cope with a no deal Brexit. It’s thought that the impact of Covid-19 coupled with decades of underdevelopment leaves the county in an exceptionally vulnerable position if there isn’t a trade deal between the UK and EU.Brexit trade talks are continuing today – with the UK saying there are still big differences between both sides.Tom Murray from Border Communities Against Brexit says we need huge investment in Donegal and other North West counties in order to retain young people into the future:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tommurray1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – December 21, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Donegal will find it ‘extremely difficult’ to cope with no deal Brexit Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Fort Bragg soldier found one week after he mysteriously went missing: Police

first_imgWTVN/ABC News(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — A Fort Bragg soldier who mysteriously vanished one week ago has now been found and reunited with his family, local police said this morning.Sgt. Carl Seeman, 25, was found in Fayetteville, North Carolina, early this morning, Fayetteville police said.He was not injured and had left on his own accord, Fayetteville police spokesperson Asia Cannon said. The police department said it was not releasing any more information.Seeman had been reported missing on March 25 by a fellow soldier, Fayetteville Police spokesman Sgt. Shawn Strepay said last week.Seeman’s car was found at a local Wal-Mart last week, Strepay said. His wallet and keys were missing, his mother, Jennifer Seeman, said, but his cellphone was in the car. Two days after her oldest child was reported missing, Jennifer Seeman drove down from Rochester, New York, with her husband, father and brother to search for him.“The panic comes and goes,” Jennifer Seeman told ABC News on Friday. “I feel like we’re not at panic when someone reaches out to me and says, ‘I might have seen him here.’ But the panic is real. And it hurts.”She continued, “The only thing that we have are just leads from people who might have seen him. Our leads have turned up nothing. Right now we’re at a dead end and we’re just trying to come up with our next plan. We plan on staying down here as long as we need to until something pops up, until something happens.” Carl Seeman is a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg officials said.Jennifer Seeman said he always wanted to be in the Army and enlisted his senior year of high school.Carl Seeman has served in the Army since 2011 and has been with the 82nd Airborne Division since 2015, Fort Bragg said. He had one combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

They called 911 to report a tiger in New York City, but that wasn’t quite right

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A New Yorker’s daily exposure to the animal kingdom consists of mainly pigeons and rats, so perhaps a mistake like Thursday’s can be forgiven.It was just before 8 a.m. when police said several callers to 911 reported spotting a tiger in the street near West 162 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood.The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit was called but the animal that police safely caught turned out to be a large raccoon.Animal Care Centers of New York City took custody of the raccoon from the NYPD and put it down. The law requires it.“The raccoon was brought into our facility and was euthanized as required by law for all vector species animals brought into the shelter,” ACC said in a statement. “Raccoons, bats and skunks are classified as a rabies vector species, which means it’s an animal that can carry and transmit rabies.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Air–snow transfer of nitrate on the East Antarctic Plateau – Part 1: Isotopic evidence for a photolytically driven dynamic equilibrium in summer

first_imgHere we report the measurement of the comprehensive isotopic composition (δ15N, Δ17O and δ18O) of nitrate at the air–snow interface at Dome C, Antarctica (DC, 75°06′ S, 123°19′ E), and in snow pits along a transect across the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) between 66° S and 78° S. In most of the snow pits, nitrate loss (either by physical release or UV photolysis of nitrate) is observed and fractionation constants associated are calculated. Nitrate collected from snow pits on the plateau (snow accumulation rate below 50 kg m−2 a−1) displays average fractionation constants of (−59±10) ‰, (+2.0±1.0) ‰ and (+8.7±2.4)‰ for δ15N, Δ17O and δ18O, respectively. In contrast, snow pits sampled on the coast show distinct isotopic signatures with average fractionation constants of (−16±14) ‰, (−0.2±1.5) ‰ and (+3.1±5.8) ‰, for δ15N, Δ17O and δ18O, respectively. Our observations corroborate that photolysis (associated with a 15N / 14N fractionation constant of the order of –48 ‰ according to Frey et al. (2009) is the dominant nitrate loss process on the East Antarctic Plateau, while on the coast the loss is less pronounced and could involve both physical release and photochemical processes. Year-round isotopic measurements at DC show a~close relationship between the Δ17O of atmospheric nitrate and Δ17O of nitrate in skin layer snow, suggesting a photolytically driven isotopic equilibrium imposed by nitrate recycling at this interface. Atmospheric nitrate deposition may lead to fractionation of the nitrogen isotopes and explain the almost constant shift of the order of 25 ‰ between the δ15N values in the atmospheric and skin layer nitrate at DC. Asymptotic δ15N(NO3−) values calculated for each snow pit are found to be correlated with the inverse of the snow accumulation rate (ln(δ15N as. + 1) = (5.76±0.47) ċ (kg m−2 a−1/ A) + (0.01±0.02)), confirming the strong relationship between the snow accumulation rate and the degree of isotopic fractionation, consistent with previous observations by Freyer et al. (1996). Asymptotic Δ17O(NO3−) values on the plateau are smaller than the values found in the skin layer most likely due to oxygen isotope exchange between the nitrate photoproducts and water molecules from the surrounding ice. However, the apparent fractionation in Δ17O is small, thus allowing the preservation of a portion of the atmospheric signal.last_img read more

Serena Williams back in top 10

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRecep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) — Serena Williams is back in the top ten of the World Tennis Association rankings for the first time since giving birth in September 2017. Williams dropped as low as 491st when she returned played in March 2018. She is now ranked tenth in the world after making two Grand Slam finals in the past year, losing at Wimbledon and at the US Open. The 23-time Grand Slam winner has not played since her quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova at last months Australian Open. Naomi Osaka, who beat Williams at the US Open and won the Australian Open, remains number one. Simona Halep and American Sloane Stephens each moved up a spot to second and third. Petra Kvitova dropped to fourth in the rankings.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by February 18, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams back in top 10center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

USS Fort Worth at CARAT Bangladesh

first_img USS Fort Worth at CARAT Bangladesh View post tag: Issa Khan The 5th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh commenced with an opening ceremony at Naval Base Issa Khan on Sept. 30.CARAT 2015 marks the first time that a littoral combat ship has participated in the exercise with the Bangladesh Navy, enhancing the complexity and interoperability of the exercise. In the Bay of Bengal, the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and the diving and salvage vessel USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) with an embarked mobile diving and salvage unit, will operate with Bangladesh Navy ships and aircraft.CARAT Bangladesh 2015 will be continuing through Oct. 4, and feature five days of shore-based and at-sea training events designed to address shared maritime security priorities, develop relationships, and enhance cooperation between the US and Bangladesh navies.A US P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft will participate in CARAT Bangladesh alongside the Bangladesh Navy’s Dornier 228 NG maritime patrol aircraft, enhancing shared maritime domain awareness.Additionally, US Navy divers and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians will train with the Bangladesh Navy’s elite Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (SWADS) unit in Chittagong and the surrounding area. Focus areas will include close quarter battle, small boat maintenance, demolition techniques, and diving and salvage operations.More than 300 US Sailors will participate in CARAT Bangladesh including personnel assigned to USS Fort Worth, USNS Safeguard with an embarked Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU), staff from CTF 73 and DESRON 7, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, and Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 6.Following CARAT Bangladesh, the final phases of CARAT 2015 will occur in November in both Brunei and Cambodia.[mappress mapid=”17063″]Image: US Navy September 30, 2015 View post tag: Bangladesh Navy View post tag: CARAT 2015center_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Fort Worth at CARAT Bangladesh View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more