Tried and Tested Ideas for Raising Money Locally: Small and Medium-scale Events

first_imgTried and Tested Ideas for Raising Money Locally: Small and Medium-scale Events Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  17 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 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

No war on DPRK: People’s Briefing for Korean Peace

first_imgHella Organized Bay Area Koreans demanding “No war on Korea.” San Francisco, April 27.In response to 45’s (aka President Trump’s) invitation to the U.S. Senate to join him at the White House for a “briefing” on Korea, a “People’s Briefing for Korean Peace” was held in front of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office in the Financial District of San Francisco on April 27. The rally was called by Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans.About 50 people came to demand no war on Korea. Hyejin Shim of the Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse pointed out U.S. hypocrisy in calling north Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a threat to peace: “If a volatile leader, erratic media, political suppression, massive arms buildup and nuclear bombs are the hallmark of a threat, then we must look at the U.S. as the greatest threat to countries all across the world.”Shim continued, “Since the Korean War, north Korea has not dropped a single nuclear bomb nor has it engaged in any other war or bombing. In the past few years alone, [U.S.] America has dropped bombs on seven countries, including the largest non-nuclear bomb dropped on Afghanistan just weeks ago. What is [U.S.] America’s moral standing vis-à-vis north Korea when it comes to war?”HOBAK member Io Sunwoo said, “Feinstein claims that north Korea poses an existential threat and is the number one threat in the world.” Sunwoo went on, “Ask Feinstein to sit down and have a roundtable with trans women of color about an existential crisis, because she will learn from them that every day, they face a lethal dose of policing, misogyny, a lack of opportunities for meaningful work. … Every day, we build peace despite the state violence that shows up as overpolicing, racial profiling, police brutality, extrajudicial murders.”HOBAK’s printed statement, promoting #KoreanPeace, reads in part: “From Korea to Syria to Afghanistan and beyond, we believe in a world without wars, where people can live in peace, self-determination and dignity. … The U.S. is rushing to deploy warships and submarines to Jeju Island and put the THAAD missile system in place in Seongju before the [May 9] election takes place. On Jeju Island, villagers have been opposing the construction of a naval base for the past decade. In Songju, people overwhelmingly oppose THAAD, and have been blockading access roads every day to stop military vehicles from entering. … The north Korean government has expressed willingness to freeze its nuclear program and engage in talks. China has urged restraint. The U.S. is the only party that continues to refuse talks.”See the talks on video at tinyurl.com/n2zlt9p. Follow HOBAK at www.facebook.com/bayareakoreans/FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mugabe regime imposes news blackout on opposition

first_img October 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mugabe regime imposes news blackout on opposition News November 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica After years of hounding the independent press, Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is increasingly establishing itself as one of the African countries that places the most curbs on its population’s right to information, Reporters Without Borders said today.The press freedom organisation said it was particularly alarmed by information minister Jonathan Moyo’s warning during a provincial tour on 3 October that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will be denied access to the state media although general elections are to be held next year. “Unless and until we have a loyal opposition, it will not be possible for them to access the public media,” Moyo said.Reporters Without Borders said: “A leading member of the government who has gone so far to describe foreign journalists as ‘terrorists’ has yet again shown that Zimbabwe is now in a phase of all-out censorship.””By banning the MDC from access to the public media, the information minister has demonstrated that the official press has been reduced to the role of government mouthpiece,” the organisation continued. “As for the few Zimbabwean journalists bold enough to show signs of independence, they are systematically hounded by the police or judicial apparatus even if, by peacefully resisting a dictatorial government, they achieve some victories which we salute.”Reporters Without Borders said it called on South Africa, one of the last countries still able to talk to the Zimbabwean government, to ask it to at least respect its own international undertakings. Harare has ratified the protocol on the principles and guidelines governing democratic elections in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Yet the minister’s announcement violates article 2.1.5 of the protocol, guaranteeing ‘equal opportunity for all political parties to access the public media’.”It goes without saying that banishing the opposition from the public media, threatening remarks and judicial harassment of the independent press constitute serious violations of Zimbabwe’s public undertakings towards its partners in southern Africa,” Reporters Without Borders said.Hounded for saying the truthPresident Mugabe’s right-hand man, Moyo, was already responsible for drafting a draconian press law in 2002. In May of this year, he described foreign correspondents as “terrorists” and then got the daily The Herald to dismiss three of its journalists who also worked for Voice of America (VOA) on the grounds that they posed a “national security threat.”On 1 October, Moyo made threatening remarks about journalists who contribute to foreign news media and who, he said, were “ready to be used by colonial forces to destroy the country by reporting lies”.Zimbabwe’s independent press meanwhile struggles to continue publishing although the authorities do everything possible to reduce it to silence.After interminable procedures were used to force the Daily News to stop publishing, the newspaper fought back with a judicial guerrilla war it seems close to winning. Now it is the privately-owned Zimbabwe Independent’s turn to be attacked by Moyo. Three of its journalists – editor Vincent Kahiya, reporter Augustine Mukaro and publishing group director Raphael Kumalo – were detained on 23 September and accused of abusing press privileges.They were held for a day after the newspaper ran a story on 30 July saying the two court assessors in the trial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai had asked for the verdict to be delayed so that they could give their opinion on Judge Paddington Garwe’s decision. Tsvangirai, the leader of the MDC, is accused of plotting to assassinate President Mugabe. The verdict has indeed been postponed until 15 October.Kahiya, along with reporters Dumisani Muleya and Itai Dzamara and former managing editor Iden Wetherell, was previously arrested on 10 January and held for several days on Moyo’s orders after running a story about President Mugabe’s “grabbing” of an Air Zimbabwe jet for a holiday and business trip to Asia.Moyo was publicly criticised by eminent Zimbabwean lawyer Edith Mushore, who told a magistrate’s court on 1 October that he had been “overzealous” in his reaction to the Air Zimbabwe report and could have caused an “embarrassment to the president.” Moyo effectively confirmed that the report was true but had insisted that, if not “defamatory,” it was at the very least “blasphemous.” During a provincial tour on 3 October, Information minister Jonathan Moyo said that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will be denied access to the state media although general elections are to be held next year. After years of hounding the independent press, Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is increasingly establishing itself as one of the African countries that places the most curbs on its population’s right to information. Follow the news on Zimbabwe Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail September 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Receive email alerts Reports News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Limerick sudden deaths created a positive legacy

first_img TAGSCRY IrelandMonageaMusic LimerickNewcastle West Previous articleAll is ready for Riverfest Bank holiday spectacularNext articleToo few women in Limerick election line-up Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Linkedin Print Twitter TWO West Limerick communities struck by tragedy in 2011 will hold a major fundraising event this weekend for sudden adult death charity, Cry Ireland.Tragedy struck the Newcastle West and Monagea communities in 2011 with the sudden deaths of two young people, Niamh Herlihy and Darra O’Donovan, within six months of each other.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their untimely deaths rocked their local communities and were met with an outpouring of grief and a determination to create a positive legacy from their lives .Fifteen-year-old Darra O’Donovan from Gardenfield, Monagea died suddenly in December 2011. A talented hurler, he was a member of the Limerick under-15 hurling panel and was also a student at Desmond College.Niamh Herlihy from Newcastle West passed away only a few weeks before her 21 birthday in 2011. A student at Cork Institute of Technology, she was found dead at the house she was staying in Bishopstown.Last year a joint fundraising event organised by the Herlihy and O’Donovan families saw 1,600 people walk, run and cycle for CRY Ireland, raising more than €60,000 for the charity.More than 350 cyclists took part in the 40km and 80km circuits, while an estimated 1,300 people took part in a 10km run/walk event.Darra’s mother Clare, one of the organisers of the event, described it as “wonderful but emotional day” and hopes it will be even bigger this year.Monagea 2014 kicks off with the cycle at 10.30am this Saturday, May 3, while the 10km walk/run will take place at 12 noon.CEO of Cry Ireland Orla Durkan commented: “Monagea 2013 was an absolutely fantastic event and a fitting tribute to the memory of two young people so sadly missed. It was overwhelming to see a community come together in such numbers and we would like to express our thanks to everyone who took part last year and to those who are taking part this year.”CRY Ireland supports the families of people who have lost family members to sudden adult death. The charity also supports a screening centre at Tallaght Hospital where families and individuals can be evaluated by a heart screening service free of charge. Advertisement Email Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Newcastle West Gardaí move NewsCommunityLimerick sudden deaths created a positive legacyBy Alan Jacques – May 1, 2014 1275 last_img read more

West Coast gets a rain break but more is coming, as cold hits Midwest, Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — After days of major snowfall and flooding rain, the West Coast will be getting a break on Thursday — but more wet weather is on its way.Meanwhile, out in the Midwest and Northeast, cold temperatures are not ready to give way to Spring quite yet. Mass flooding and heavy snowfall has had the West hunkering down.Up to 21.56 inches of rain fell in the last three days in Venado, California, a community north of San Francisco, while the Russian River at nearby Guerneville, California reached 45.38 feet on Thursday morning, its highest level since 1995. In the Sierra Nevada mountains, parts of Interstate 80 remain closed due to the 7 feet of snow that has fallen over the past three days. Now, the area faces avalanche danger. Finally, California will be getting a break from the heavy rain and snow, but a new storm is moving in for the weekend.Flood warnings and watches are still posted for the ongoing events in central and northern California as of Thursday morning, and avalanche warnings have been posted for the Rocky Mountains. There is little rain on the forecast for Thursday during the day, but the break in rain and mountain snow will not last long for California. On Friday late evening and into the night, heavy rain will move into the area and spread into southern California by Saturday morning. This will mean more snow for the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which is already buried in record-breaking snow. Rainfall amounts on Friday night and into the weekend will not be as heavy as earlier in the week, but some areas could end up with an additional 2 inches and several more feet of snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada. Out in the Midwest, record cold is possible this weekend.Wind chills will be going well below freezing in the Midwest Sunday morning, especially affecting the upper Midwest. High temperatures in the upper Midwest on Sunday are forecast to hover near zero, and morning lows will be in the negative 20s and 10s, with the potential to break records. That chill will then be heading to the Northeast next week. Ahead of the arctic air, there will be a snowstorm for the Midwest and Northeast. Though at this point it’s too early to say exactly how much snow will fall and where, it looks like the heaviest snow will likely fall in the Northeast on Sunday into Monday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Airlines consider giving pilots stun guns

first_img Comments are closed. British Airways and Virgin are considering drastic new security measuresthat could lead to the introduction of armed pilots and sky marshals inresponse to the US terrorist attacks. BA is looking at a range of measures which include arming pilots with stunguns, placing sky marshals on flights and installing computer systems which canblacklist passengers to prevent hijacks. A spokesman for BA said staff training would be the cornerstone of any newsecurity measures. “These issues are things we are discussing, but training will form avery important part of any proposals that are implemented. If a situation aroseon a flight, it would be very important that we’d got the training right,”he said. Virgin Atlantic is also assessing a number of options from reinforced,bullet-proof doors to digital locks and cameras. A spokesman for the company confirmed the airline is negotiating with theBritish Airline Pilots Association and the Civil Aviation Authority over theproposals. Previous Article Next Article Related posts: Over 1,000 UK redundancies expected at G4S Cash SolutionsSecurity company G4S is planning to cut more than a quarter of jobs in its cash handling business amid the… Airlines consider giving pilots stun gunsOn 23 Oct 2001 in Blacklisting, Personnel Today Immigration minister: Get your sponsor licence applications in nowThe minister for future borders and immigration has advised employers wishing to continue to recruit skilled workers from abroad next…last_img read more

Is there a shortcut to a legal role?

first_imgIsthere a course available that would qualify me as an employment lawyer withouthaving to run the gamut of a law degree, which would cover all aspects of lawinstead of employment law specifically? I have completed my CIPD qualificationthis year. AnnaCook, project co-ordinator, ChiumentoTheshort answer is, not easily. To become an employment lawyer, you need toundertake a full legal training including attending law college. However, youshould check this out with the Law Society, which will give you the definitiveanswer and advise you on the options to take and which courses will give youthe training you are looking for. Itwill also advise you as to whether you can speed up your progression tobecoming an employment lawyer without having to undertake a broader training inlaw. I expect the answer will be no, and rightly so since to practise in anyaspect of law you must have undertaken a broad-based training programme coupledwith the CPD. That is why the legal profession is so strong in the UK.Asan HR professional, you could choose to specialise in employment law, but thiswill not qualify you to give legal advice to clients in the same way thatemployment lawyers do. HR professionals tend to help clients implementemployment law rather than being specialist legal advisers.JoSelby, associate director, EJ Human ResourcesTobecome a lawyer, you do not have to have obtained a law degree. If you have analternative university degree, you can then apply to study for the CPE, whichwill bring you to the same point as someone who has a law degree. To find outmore about this, contact the Law Society.Becominga lawyer is not the only occupation that allows you to specialise in employmentlaw. ManyHR departments, for example, will have an individual who specialises in thisfield and that may be a route you may wish to consider.MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible LearningThereare excellent Masters degrees in Employment Law at Warwick and Leicesteruniversities. Several organisations, including my own, offer Masters with anEmployment Law specialism. These would all be suitable preparation for a careerwith a significant legal aspect. However,if you really want to be a lawyer, then you will have to do a law degree andyour articles or serve at the Bar. Is there a shortcut to a legal role?On 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Jersey City New Play Festival ‘Returns To Love’ by Going Online…

first_imgFeatured Poets in JCTC New Play Festival: Return to Love, which runs every Wednesday through May at 7:00pm-8:30pm (top row, left to righ) Cristina Bejan,  Geoff Hargreaves, Amy Oestreicher, J.J. Steinfeld, (bottom row l-to-r) James McLindon, John Bray, Megan Moodie, Sheila Cowley. It might be a few weeks later than usual and in a different technological format, but one of the signature series of Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) – Jersey City New Play Festival – returns in a new online format on May 13: JCTC New Play Festival Online: Return to Love.Now in its fourth year, the play reading series features “new” plays by new and emerging playwrights. Following a public submission process, selected plays are presented in professionally directed staged readings. ×Featured Poets in JCTC New Play Festival: Return to Love, which runs every Wednesday through May at 7:00pm-8:30pm (top row, left to righ) Cristina Bejan,  Geoff Hargreaves, Amy Oestreicher, J.J. Steinfeld, (bottom row l-to-r) James McLindon, John Bray, Megan Moodie, Sheila Cowley.center_img Held every spring in the black box theater at Merseles Studios, the festival is an annual tradition that showcases new work while inviting JCTC audiences to play an essential role in the theater development process.Several plays that had their stage-reading debut at the Jersey City New Play Festival have gone to full-productions, by both JCTC as well as other theater companies.The COVID-19 global pandemic may have placed a moratorium on public events, but JCTC has reimagined the festival’s live stage reading experience by presenting the series in an interactive, online format unfolding in real time. JCTC New Play Festival Online: Return to Love premiers on May 13 – 7 – 8:30pm EST.The festival runs on consecutive Wednesdays (5/13. 5/20, 5/27) through May and is free of charge. Audience members can access each episode live via JCTC’s Facebook Page or www.JCTCenter.org.Unlike physical theater, seating is unlimited. However, it’s suggested that audience members reserve tickets via the event page so they can receive a festival reminder prior to each episode. Please click here.“COVID-19 pushed us to stay at home, but it also opened up different opportunities for us as artists,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “We like to look at this as a new opportunity to connect playwrights to new audiences and other artists. This pandemic has proven we can no longer ignore what’s going on in other parts of the world, we’re one global community. By presenting the festival online, we can truly have a global audience, we’re not limited to the number of seats in the theater. JCTC programming explores issues that are universal in scope but relevant to the community, and through cultural exchanges, we erase political and borders and all realize our common humanity.”JCTC New Play Festival Online: Return to Love features a diverse range of playwrights and plays.Levina, along with Mark Cirnigliaro, a seasoned theater director who has directed several JCTC productions. The series is again curated by Catalina Florina Florescu, a Professor of Theater and Comparative Literature at Pace University. Although she chose the Return to Love theme for several reasons, it eventually turned out that the love of theater motivated the entire JCTC crew to find a way to make theater during a global pandemic.“Theater is a labor of unconditional love,” said Florescu. “This year I wanted to curate plays that touched upon the great and universal theme of love. When I first had that theme in mind I knew 2020 would be a very important year since America is voting for president. Even before the pandemic, we were living under a lot of stress and since the arts usually helps us bring balance to our lives, I thought A Return to Love was much needed. What I did not know when I sent out the call for plays was that this year we would be put on lockdown globally. Now that we’re in this place, a return to love is probably our best way out of this pandemic.”Besides greater audience reach, the roster of playwrights has an international flavor as well with writers from Canada and Mexico alongside a diverse array of American writers. Audience feedback and community dialogue – essential components of every New Play Festival – will be part of the online version, with each episode featuring Q & A with the actors, the directors, the playwrights, and the audiences. Although the staged-readings will be an engaging and thought-provoking entertainment, the series is also collaborative as audiences and artists interact, discuss and exchange ideas.“We will witness together the labor of unconditional love I feel theater is,” said Florescu. “Maybe we will learn how to make art when there is so much loss around us. This is not a time to waste on regrets and what ifs; this is, I believe, a time to return to love.”JCTC NEW PLAY FESTIVAL: A RETURN TO LOVE May 137:00pm – 8:30pm Ashes of the Revolution by John Patrick Bray The Star of David by J.J. Steinfeld  May 207:00pm – 8:30pm Bring Me Back, Berkshires by Amy Oestreicher  Colombo Calling by Cristina Bejan The Other by Megan Moodie  May 277:00pm-8:30 pmThis One or That? by Geoff Hargreaves Rewrite by Sheila Cowley War Dog by James McLindonAll festival readings are free and open to the public.JCTC requests you RSVP by clicking here. Or visit: www.JCTCenter.orgJersey City Theater CenterMerseles Studios339 Newark AvenueJersey City, NJ 07302(201) 795-5386last_img read more

The Elkhart Education Foundation is seeking donations to help teachers

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By Tommie Lee – July 24, 2020 1 475 Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest WhatsApp The Elkhart Education Foundation is seeking donations to help teachers Pinterest Facebook Google+ Google+ (File Photo/Federated Media) Teachers face challenges every year getting things ready for the classroom, and this year they need help more than ever.The Elkhart Education Foundation says you can donate supplies to the Elkhart School Supply Store, which provides those items to teachers at no cost.They’re asking businesses and churches to put school bus collection boxes in their buildings through the end of August, where items will be collected and donated to classrooms in need.You can learn more at the Elkhart Education Foundation website. Previous articleHolcomb signs the face mask order for Indiana; does not include criminal penaltiesNext articleElkhart man dies after leaving the road and crashing into a tree Tommie Leelast_img read more

Group reviews The Shirt

first_imgMembers of Campus Life Council (CLC) discussed reopening the Campus Bike Shop, innovations in The Shirt Project and the new academic focus of the First Year Orientation (FYO) program Monday. Student body president emeritus Pat McCormick requested a vote on a resolution supporting the continuation of the Campus Bike Shop. CLC voted unanimously in support of the resolution. Senior Paul Baranay, vice president of The Shirt Committee, presented the new design of this year’s  Shirt. He said the student-run committee chose to highlight Notre Dame’s past with a more complex design than in past years. “[The design] captures the tradition of Notre Dame, its past players and rising players, along with several accomplishments,” Baranay said. “The front [of The Shirt] is a throwback to a “Shake Down the Thunder” design of the 90’s with Knute Rockne’s face. Baranay said the choice of partnering with the Alta Gracia brand this year was novel, but kept in line with The Shirt’s original mission. “They were a great company with a history of success and a benefit of living wages for their workers in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “The shirt itself provides charity for students and organizations that need it.” Sophomore Alex Doctor, a member of the Student Campus Orientation Committee, then spoke to CLC members about refocusing the FYO program. The goal of FYO is to foster the social, spiritual and academic development of each student, she said. “We really want to develop the academic portion, which hasn’t been as focused on in the past,” she said. “The challenge we see in the FYO process is that the dorms and staff are focused on the social aspect and sometimes forget that they’re preparing freshmen for an academic journey.” Doctor said the team also worked with the First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership (FUEL) program to institute a series of training sessions for FYO staff. These meetings are meant to start conversation on cultural competency and inclusion, she said. “We’re really hoping through these meetings to emphasize this feeling of cultural competency, inclusion, a new type of event, diversity with events,” she said. “By the time FYO comes around, we’ll have a new, more inclusive process.” The Orientation Committee will meet with each of the dorms separately to ensure programming with purpose, Doctor said. “We’re trying to make it a University-wide effort this year,” she said. CLC postponed a discussion on the Town Hall meetings held in response to racial harassment on campus until next week. McCormick said members will discuss a resolution thanking the University for their work in stopping discrimination on campus. “We’ve been incredibly grateful in student government for the work of the Office of Student Affairs, which was strongly represented at the Town Hall meetings. There’s a real sense that this is an opportunity for conflict transformation,” he said. “Particularly as we move forward, it is a major point of the new administration, and we will honor that accordingly.”last_img read more