Prayers and defiance follow London Bridge terror attack

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Prayers and defiance follow London Bridge terror attack Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Jun 5, 2017 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Churches around the United Kingdom have been praying for the victims of the June 3 terrorist attack in London and their families and friends. Seven people died and 48 were injured when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then went on the rampage stabbing people in bars and in the street.Speaking at Folkestone in Kent on June 4, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said, “The terrorists want to divide us. They want to make us hate one another. They want to change our way of life. But just like we saw in Manchester, Londoners are responding with generosity and open hearts… with courage and resilience.”Full article. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

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How to bathe your dog

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply There’s certainly no doubt that dogs love getting dirty. Although they’ll do their very best to clean themselves, licking their own coat or chewing their fur, but this more often than not fails to do a very good job of cleaning. It will be your responsibility to ensure that your dog is in a tip-top, clean state by bathing it, and although some dogs will not enjoy this experience at all, you’ll still need to commit the time to doing it. For new dog owners, how to best approach bathing and brushing can be a bit confusing; for this reason, in this article we offer some easy tips to get you started in better grooming for your dog.How to bathe your dogGrooming, besides being a good way to keep your dog looking great, is important to ensure that your pet doesn’t develop any health issues related to poor sanitation. After all, even the best pet insurance won’t stop your four-legged friend from becoming unhealthy without the right approach to bathing.Dogs should be bathed, at the very minimum, once every three months, but many pet owners will find that they need to clean their dogs much more regularly than this (especially if they have skin problems).Before you bathe your dog, you’ll first need to give it a thorough brushing to get rid of dead hair and mats. Then, you can place your dog into a tub or sink that already has about four inches worth of lukewarm water. From here you can get your pet completely wet (whether through a gentle hosing or a cup) and start gently working in the pet shampoo. You should be massaging the shampoo deeply from head to tail, making sure you take the time to cover every bit of their body. After they’re all clean, give them a rinse and a dry with a towel, and your pet is now super clean!Bathing your puppy and choosing a shampooPuppies, being the lovable yet cheeky animals they are, may very well take bath time as an opportunity to play. With this in mind, ensure that you’re ready to prevent your puppy from leaping all over the place – and potentially nip you while they’re at it. To help focus their attention, you can incorporate a toy into the bath during wash time, which should at the very least help divert attention from chomping on your fingers.In terms of shampoo, most formulas that are available for dogs should be suitable for your dog. Although the basic ingredients of human shampoo aren’t necessarily toxic, you should avoid using your personal shampoo supply on your pet as the fragrances might disagree with them in some way. If you want to be completely sure that the shampoo you’re using is fine for your pet, talking to your vet is a good way to be 100% sure.There are different types of dog shampoos as well. For example there are flea and tick shampoos for dogs for flea treatment and also soothe their skin from itching after flea bites.Protecting your dog’s eyes and earsAlthough you might be tempted to get the bathing over as quickly as possible, making sure shampoo doesn’t get into the eye of your dog is important – after all, you probably don’t enjoy it much when it happens to you in the shower, right? To make this easier, you can use a spraying extension to control where the shampoo-laden water flows. This way, you will be able to confidently know that your dog’s poor eyes don’t get irritated or harmed (because that’s not fun for anyone). Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSBatheDogPet caretips Previous articleCity of Apopka Summer Camp is happening! Registration details and deadlinesNext article10 traits of an expert essay writer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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£2.5m research grant for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy awarded to Oxford researchers

first_imgA recent £2.5 million award made by the Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF) to Dr Matthew Wood (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and Somerville College) to further work into developing treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has been welcomed by Action Duchenne, the UK charity for DMD. The award will fund more research exclusively for Duchenne, a life limiting disease that is caused by damage to the dystrophin gene and affects 1 in 3,500 male births in the UK. It will be used to further develop treatments that have been successfully trialled by Dr Wood in collaboration with Mike Gait at Cambridge Universities, and colleagues at the MDEX Consortium, a network of research scientists. The initial project was funded by Action Duchenne.Dr. Matthew Wood said, “This successful Wellcome funding award is a fantastic boost for DMD research which we would have been unlikely to win without the foresight and earlier funding commitment by Action Duchenne.”The development of drugs that can act on gene splicing has long been a key research aim for Action Duchenne. Nick Catlin, CEO of Action Duchenne commented, “Initial clinical trials have shown these drugs to be safe and do produce dystrophin in humans. A second trial conducted by the MDEX consortium has now been completed and shows the potential for systemic delivery.”One of three grants totaling £4.4m for the development of innovative medical technologies and treatments, the award is among the first to be made by the HICF initiative, established in 2009 to address gaps in funding for innovative medical research and help turn scientific breakthroughs into potential medical treatments.Dr Wood said: ‘Being selected as one of the first recipients of an HICF award is a fantastic opportunity to expand our world-leading science and to develop and test a ground-breaking new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating disease where new treatments are desperately needed.’Action Duchenne has funded a key research project with Matthew Wood’s team at Oxford and Mike Gait at Cambridge Universities. The aim of the project for £175,000 is to develop new and improved ways of delivering the antisense oligonucleotides (AOs) needed for exon skipping. The Wood team have now shown in animal models that these new conjugated AO’s can improve the efficiency of delivery in animal models even in the heart.Led by Dr Wood, the group is now developing a new generation of AO drugs which will dramatically improve the delivery and restoration of dystrophin by all muscle. The treatment will be tested in a clinical trial on nine DMD patients, starting in 2013.CEO of Action Duchenne Nick Catlin said; “Action Duchenne is delighted by the news of this award. It will enable the pioneering work that Dr Wood and his colleagues have achieved to date to continue. It demonstrates the recognition of the value and success that they have had in developing a treatment for this life limiting disease, that gives hope to all our families and boys living with Duchenne.”-ends-Notes to EditorsThe Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF) is a parallel funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health. The funders are collaborating to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions, and facilitate their development for the benefit of patients in the NHS and beyond. The HICF operates a succession of thematic calls for proposals, each selected to focus on unmet needs in healthcare relevant to the NHS, and will support innovative developments that are within three to five years of launch or adoption. www.hicfund.org.ukThe Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Trust’s breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. It is independent of both political and commercial interests.www.wellcome.ac.ukThe Department of Health (DH) works to improve the health and well-being of people in England. The Department sets overall policy on all health issues and is responsible for the provision of health services through the National Health Service. www.dh.gov.ukThe MDEX ConsortiumThe MDEX Consortium is a group of research scientists that has received over £2m funding from the UK Government and Medical Research Council (MRC) to conduct clinical trials on DMD patients.The MDEX Consortium is funded by the department of Health and groups together nine researchers as well as the charities Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Action Duchenne and Duchenne Parents Support Group.For more information visit www.mdex.org.ukAbout Action DuchenneEstablished in 2001 Action Duchenne aims to support and promote innovative research into a cure and effective medicines for Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy. The charity, which is led by Duchenne families, aims to promote awareness of the condition, to improve care services, and provide access to a range of educational and support/development programmes for people living with Duchenne at every stage of the condition. This is achieved by working in partnership with government agencies, NHS and care organisations, other charities, academic, scientific and research groups, and biotech companies worldwide.Action Duchenne is actively campaigning for best practice in care for Duchenne based on the publication of an international consensus document in Lancet Neurology in Jan/Feb 2010. The published article was the product of an extensive review by 84 international experts in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis and care, and was supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the US. It provides an expert guide to recommendations on the multidisciplinary care that should be available to all individuals with Duchenne. Several Duchenne patient organisations including Action Duchenne and the TREAT-NMD network have helped to produce a ‘Guide for Families’, based on the original academic article, which is written in language accessible to all without a medical background.Since 2003 Action Duchenne has provided £4m for research projects and partnerships. The charity has worked with the MDEX consortium, Department of Health, and the Medical Research Council to deliver new clinical trials for Duchenne drugs. In addition, it has been instrumental in developing projects with biotech companies both in the UK and US including key projects with AVI Biopharma and Summit.In 2005 Action Duchenne launched the DMD Patient Registry, a national database that holds gene information of people living with Duchenne that is used to speed up the recruitment of patients for clinical trials. For more information please visit: www.dmdregistry.orgIn 2008 Action Duchenne launched the Include Duchenne project in partnership with Decipha. This programme addresses the learning and behaviour needs of those living with Duchenne. For more information please visit: www.decipha.orgAction Duchenne promotes social inclusion within the community for young men living with Duchenne through its Genius programme. For more information please visit: www.actionduchenne.org/geniusprojectIn 2010 the National Advocacy Council was launched to spearhead the lobby for government funding for research into Duchenne and to improve access to Standards of Care. www.actionduchenne.org/NACFor more information please visit: www.actionduchenne.orgEditors ContactsNick CatlinCEO, Action DuchenneTel: 0208 556 9955Email: [email protected] WestPR Artistry LimitedTel: 01491 639500email: [email protected]  83 total views,  1 views today 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. Advertisement £2.5m research grant for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy awarded to Oxford researchers  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 21 April 2011 | News Tagged with: England Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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Fundraising Media DNA: what’s age got to do with it?

first_imgPersonality/AttributesDirect MailDirect mail selected personality and action scores. Source: fast.MAP/IoF Fundraising Media DNA Report, May 2015At a more detailed level, the direct mail data shows 18-34s welcome it more than the over 55s (Welcomed Index; 18-34, 143; 55+, 111), but over 55s are nearly twice as likely to retain it (Retainable Index; 18-34, 115; 55+, 220).18-34s are more likely to donate/ respond immediately to direct mail campaigns (Donate/ Respond-Immediately Index; 18-34, 94; 55+, 89) and surprisingly, to share the information (Share Index; 18-34, 96; 55+, 77), a fact fundraisers could use to their advantage.Although, fewer over 55s than 18-34s engage with social media, those who do are much more likely to share the content with others (Share Index; 18-34, 105; 55+, 147) and research further after seeing it (Research Further Index; 18-34, 101, 55+, 131) to better understand and consider the appeal.Social MediaSocial media selected personality and action scores. Source: fast.MAP/IoF Fundraising Media DNA Report, May 2015The Fundraising Media DNA data highlights various misconceptions about social media. It is seen as a channel for the young, but for those over 55s who do use it, it is a favoured charity contact route (Preferred Channel Index; 18-34, 92; 55+, 149).The life experience of donors and potential donors affects not only their propensity to give, but also the way they make the giving decision. Young people’s lack of caution and experience leads them to act more impulsively. They respond in real time because they have always lived in a world of instant communication.Older people’s life experience tends to have taught them to be more careful and considered in their behaviour, more likely to think things through before acting. Fundraisers would be wise to adopt an approach more reliant on patience than pace when communicating with the over 55s.There is potential for fundraisers to use social media to generate donations from 18-34 and also to communicate with existing social-media savvy, older donors in the run-up or follow-up to traditional media campaigns to boost response.Findings like these indicate ways in which fundraisers can tweak campaigns and maximise results by comparing the age-related (and other) personality attributes of each channel, to uncover areas which offer potential to reach specific target groups via media which are most likely to generate desired results, such as information-sharing or retention.What people have to say about difference in ages“In many ways this research confirms expectations – younger audiences do engage more with social media (Engagement Index: 18-34s, 120 vs. 55+: 62). Even if sometimes fundraisers tend to get a bit excited about the potential more than the current reach, given the level of overestimation occurring here (Engagement Index, 18-34: Estimated 182 vs. Actual 120). There is a difference between the potential of social media as a platform as opposed to what it is at present. Fundraisers should remain excited, but people do have to be strategic in their thinking with the channel.“Campaigns like No Make Up Selfie take investment in order to get coverage, no campaign is truly vital without an initial boost and it can be hard to justify social media spend when it doesn’t drive a clear, predictable and guaranteed return.“People of all age groups are also engaging by supporting the personal challenge of a friend. In 2014, 22% of Virgin Money Giving’s traffic was generated from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. That is not caused solely by people in the 18-34 age bracket. The next big trick is to how to continue to move people along the donor journey.”Alex Heasley, Head of Virgin Money Giving, Virgin Money Giving 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. Fundraiser expectationsFundraisers overestimate 18-34s’ engagement with email, SMS and social media, but underestimate their interest in direct mail and DRTV (Engagement Index; direct mail, 18-34, 118; fundraisers expectation, 57).18-34s’ engagement vs fundraisers’ expectations. Source: fast.MAP/IoF Fundraising Media DNA Report, May 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 “For years myself and the team at fast.MAP have run a study called the fast.MAP Marketing-GAP. The report exposes the differences between what marketers understood about customer attitudes and reactions – and what consumers really think. So it was unsurprising to see that fundraisers fall into a similar trap of overestimating the level of engagement and effectiveness of newer channels, while underplaying the value of more traditional media.“What should be of particular interest to fundraisers is the different reasons that people engage with charities via different channels. An 18-34 year old receiving a piece of direct mail is more likely to welcome it (Engagement Index: 18-34, 143) and are more likely to share the information with others (Share Index; 18-34, 96; 55+, 77). Perhaps the messaging in the communications or call to action should reflect that? On the other hand, 18-34 year-olds are less likely to donate or respond later (Donate/Respond Later Index: 18-34 99 vs. 55+: 115). Fundraisers therefore have to strike in the ‘white heat’ of the moment to maximise the chance of a response. Reminder campaigns also have an important role to play in drawing people to support a particular appeal.”David Cole, Managing Director, fast.MAP • Read about the publication of the fast.MAP/IoF Fundraising DNA Benchmark report• Analysis one: building trust in charities• Analysis two: DRTV Fundraising Media DNA: what’s age got to do with it? Tagged with: data Individual giving Research / statistics “We are all – you, me, each and every one of us – different. It can be easy to make marketing campaigns box us off in some way or another, but that can lead us to make false assumptions and lead to underperforming fundraising campaigns. 18 to 34s are much more likely to engage with social media, but as of January 2014, almost half of 65+ adults were active on social media. That will only have grown since then.“That’s why insight into what makes any media responsive is so important. There are not channels for the young and old, but it is fascinating to see that people perceive them so differently. Direct mail has cut-through for 18-34s that are often immersed in a digital world (Welcomed Index; 18-34, 143, vs. 55+: 111). Likewise, the 55+ that use social media are far more likely to take an interest in what they see (Interest Index: 55+ 150, vs. 18-34: 125).”Scott Logie, MD, REaD Group Insight “The findings from this research show that we should never take ‘accepted wisdom’ at face value. The response and engagement to different communication channels from people in different age groups is complex, and it’s important that fundraisers don’t fall into the trap of making assumptions.“For example, fundraisers seem to have overestimated how much those who are 18-34 engage with email, SMS and social media, but underestimate their engagement in direct mail and DRTV. Most importantly, these serve as an important reminder that we need to think about the donor as an individual and respond to how they choose to engage with a charity through different channels of communication.”Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising Howard Lake | 28 September 2015 | News  79 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Charities which seek to generate interest from both ends of the age spectrum will be heartened by IOF/fast.MAP Fundraising Media DNA Benchmark study results, which show an overlap of interest within several communication channels.In the third of our detailed analysis of the Institute of Fundraising/fast.MAP Fundraising Media DNA Benchmark study, we look at how donors respond to fundraising channels by age. You can download your copy of the Fundraising Media DNA report.Key headlines• both the 18-34s and over 55s age groups show willingness to engage with charities via DRTV, email and direct mail• While 18-34s engage with SMS and social media more than other age groups, fundraisers have a tendency to overestimate the volume engaging with them. They also underestimate the volume engaging with more traditional channels, such as DRTV and direct mail.• Different age groups respond to channels in different ways. For instance, direct mail is welcomed by 18-34s more than other groups, but older groups are more likely to retain it and respond later. Under 35s targeted by direct mail need to be encouraged to respond immediately to generate a return on income• Over 55s who do follow charities on social media show greater responsiveness and willingness to act, particularly in sharing or researching furtherEngagementEngagement 18-34 vs 55+. Source: fast.MAP/IoF Fundraising Media DNA Report, May 201518-34s display above average levels of engagement with two of the top three over 55 communication routes – DRTV and direct mail; and there is a similar overlap of over 55 interest in two of the three 18-34 channels – DRTV and email.More detailed examination of the data reveals characteristics within various media which are of particular (and sometimes surprising) interest to one group or the other.It is no surprise that young people engage with the fast, impactful and up-to-the-minute channels they have grown up with, such as DRTV, email and social media (Engagement Index; 18-34, DRTV 122; email 121; social media 120). These channels are achieving high levels of interaction and response from 18-34 year olds.The over 55s are even more engaged with DRTV and email, but far less interested in social media. They are most likely to favour more traditional media such as direct mail or street fundraising (Engagement Index; 55+, direct mail 163; street fundraisers 165; DRTV 141).Donors favour direct mail because it can be retained for reference; street fundraising because it facilitates questions and a meaningful conversation about the charity; and DRTV because it can be viewed many times. Over 55s value the opportunities these media offer to allow them to fully consider an appeal or call to action and make an informed decision.However, fundraisers would be wise to avoid dogged reliance on the obvious age-related communication routes which might lead them to overlook surprising pockets of potential. For example, direct mail is historically referred to as the “Dorothy Donor” channel, but its Fundraising Media DNA shows unexpected interest among other demographic clusters. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Four charities rounding up the old pound coins

first_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. DFID to turn £1 coins into £2The Department for International Development has supported these initiatives, inviting the UK public to get rid of their old change by donating to a variety of charity appeals, which will be match-funded by UK aid.Have your say on how to help the world’s poorest – for every £1 you donate, the UK government will double it: https://t.co/EH2KWnTNXJ #UKaid pic.twitter.com/l1tyS3Snwv— DFID (@DFID_UK) September 1, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 Four charities rounding up the old pound coins Tagged with: matched giving Money Four £1 coin campaignsCharities have had some practice at making the most of the introduction of new currency and removal of old, starting with the #firstfiver and #finalfiver campaigns created by fundraising consultant John Thompson.Consequently a range of creative approaches have been adopted to the £1 coin opportunity.Rainbow Trust Children’s CharityRainbow Trust Children’s Charity has launched an online campaign ‘Good old pounds’ featuring a short, fun animation asking people to check their sofa, pockets and piggy bank and donate the old pounds they find.Give us your #GoodOldPounds and help families make the most of their time together, one pound at a time. https://t.co/8rtbLxX5IH pic.twitter.com/VK6n9uvRi9— Rainbow Trust (@RainbowTrustCC) May 10, 2017Supporters can also download a ‘make-your-own’ fundraising box from the website, to collect their round coins in or simply make a donation. Just £23 round pounds can pay for an hour of support from a Family Support Worker.Oonagh Goodman said: “We have promoted the campaign on Twitter and Facebook using #PoundforPound and will continue to do so. The film has been viewed almost 500 times, shared 35 times and reached an audience of 210,000 across Twitter and Facebook.“Our advice to other organisations is to make your campaign stand out and relevant to your cause. Small acts make a huge difference – the round pounds add up!”The Stratford Town TrustThe Stratford Town Trust has focused its pound coin appeal on a restoration project for the medieval wall paintings that adorn the Guild Chapel which it manages.Its ‘Pounds for Panels’ encourages donations to enable the trust to open and restore more panels. It was launched at a talk by the painting conservators Richard Lithgow and Mark Perry.Please keep dropping your old £1 coins into our collections tins – we’ve raised around £1400 so far! #PoundsforPanels #lastinglegacy pic.twitter.com/eFLIws15fc— The Guild Chapel (@GuildChapel) August 24, 2017Pippa Brook, said: “We have had a super response from the public and tourists visiting the Chapel. Children who visited the Chapel were eager to come back with their old coins! We have raised around £750 so far, and have an event planned for the 28th September in line with National Poetry Day which will allow for further promotion.“Other charities should make the most of the round pound fundraising opportunities. The pound is a perfect amount, it appeals to all as it does not make a massive hole in the wallet!”Exciting to see #PoundsforPanels highlighted by the Royal Mint as a great way to spend those old £1s! £1,400 raised! https://t.co/1D9jTzH9zT pic.twitter.com/xEHYO8V4VA— The Guild Chapel (@GuildChapel) September 5, 2017Diabetes Research & Wellness FoundationDiabetes Research used its website, email and social media channels to promote their £1 coin appeal, and set up a JustGiving page for those who wanted to donate £1 online.Clare Levy, said: “As a result of the campaign, we have received positive reactions from the public and raised almost £100 already! We would advise other charities to make it as easy as possible for people to donate, which encourages people to do so.”Epilepsy ActionEpilepsy Action’s Pound for Pound initiative encourages people to donate their last pound to help people with epilepsy. This included a text donate number for people to make a £1 donation, home money boxes for people to collect their old round pound coins, and the Epilepsy Action weekly lottery, where a £1 ticket gives you the chance to win £25,000.Got a stash of old “round” pounds? Why not support people with #epilepsy ? ? POUND to 70100 or get a money box from https://t.co/lOSNIxksFL pic.twitter.com/LPgJDYNANH— Epilepsy Action (@epilepsyaction) July 16, 2017Hattie Hodgson-Crome said: “We also created a campaign video, which received over 4,000 views on Facebook! So far, over 600 people have taken campaign actions, whether that’s text donating, buying a wrist band, requesting a home money box or joining Epilepsy Action.“Our tagline for the campaign is ‘Every £1 coin donated, new or old, will help change lives. Donate yours today and help bring forward the day that no one fears an epilepsy diagnosis’. Our advice to other charities is to be creative in your fundraising initiative – give people ways to turn small change into lasting change.” Fundraising opportunities from new and old coins and banknotes in 2017 (7 March 2017)#FirstFiver campaign may have raised £12.5m says CAF (14 November 2016)12 ways charities are raising #PoundforPound with the new £1 coins (28 March 2017) With the old round pound coin ceasing to be legal tender on 15 October, charities are working hard to make the most of the opportunity. Here are four charities which are inviting the public to donate their old round pounds.The Royal Mint and HM Treasury are encouraging the public to bank, spend or donate their round pound coins before next month’s deadline. Not surprisingly many charities have seized this fundraising opportunity to urge their supporters and the public to donate any old pound coins sitting in piggy banks or savings jars.Online research in May 2017 for The Royal Mint by YouGov found that around 5% of the public will look to donate their saved coins to charity. (The total sample size was 2,007 adults, with figures being weighted so that they are representative of UK adults aged 18 and over).There are now more new pound coins than old ones in circulation – have you spent your old pounds yet? #QuidsIn pic.twitter.com/mL8eN804UW— The Royal Mint (@RoyalMintUK) August 28, 2017 Advertisement  377 total views,  1 views today  378 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 Howard Lake | 7 September 2017 | Newslast_img read more

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RSF deplores social network threats against Catalan newspaper

first_img Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News The newspaper elicited angry reactions from the Catalan interior minister and the head of the Catalan regional police when it published its story on 31 August, just days after the Catalan authorities had denied getting any prior warnings about the attacks that took place in Barcelona and Cambrils on 17 August. By attacking the newspaper and questioning its credibility, the regional interior minister and police chief set off an unprecedented storm of hate messages on social networks that even included death threats against the newspaper’s editor, Enric Hernández. “We express our support for El Periódico de Catalunya, its editor Enric Hernández and the reporter Luis Mauri,” said Pauline Adès-Mevel, the head of RSF’s EU desk. “This kind of harassment is unworthy of a healthy, democratic society. It is the media’s job to bring information to the public’s attention, especially when it contradicts the official version.” RSF Spain secretary-general Rosa Meneses added: “In a healthy, democratic society, the authorities are subjected to criticism and must account for their handling of events in a transparent manner. It is journalists who demand explanations from those responsible for public security, not the other way round.” A prior CIA warning to the Catalan authorities about the threat of a large-scale terrorist attack during the summer had already been mentioned by El Periódico on 17 August, immediately after the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The claim, which proved very controversial at a time of national trauma, was at first repeatedly denied by the Catalan authorities.On 31 August, they finally recognized that they had been alerted, albeit by different sources, but said the warnings had been accorded little credibility. Regional police chief Josep Lluís Trapero then cast doubt on El Periódico’s reporting and accused the newspaper of trying to discredit his force. Spain is ranked 29th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Receive email alerts December 2, 2020 Find out more SpainEurope – Central Asia Violence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the social network lynching that the El Periódico de Catalunya newspaper and its editor received after reporting that the CIA had warned the Catalan police back in May about plans for a possible terrorist attack on Las Ramblas street in Barcelona. Help by sharing this information RSF_en September 7, 2017 RSF deplores social network threats against Catalan newspapercenter_img Follow the news on Spain News Josep Lluis Trapero, chief of the Catalan regional police and Interior Minister for the Catalan government Joaquim Forn to go further SpainEurope – Central Asia Violence Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso April 27, 2021 Find out more News News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

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Najiba Ayubi

first_img Gerard Ryle Australia Find out more Le Ngoc Thanh Vietnam Find out more Liu Hu China Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific to go further Follow the news on Afghanistan See more Yu Terasawa Japan Find out morecenter_img Muhammad Ziauddin Pakistan Find out more Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Journalist, activist and woman – Najiba Ayubi has a lot of handicaps in a country famed for its warlords. But the managing director of The Killid Group – a non-profit media network that includes two of the country’s most popular magazines (Killid Weekly and Mursal Weekly) and eight radio stations with a total of 12 million listeners – does not let herself be intimidated. When a police chief told her, “You realize you are a woman, don’t you,” she responded by broadcasting the report he wanted to suppress. When two gunmen burst into her home and terrified her mother, she reacted as she does to all threats – without fear. In 2013, the International Women’s Media Foundation gave her its Courage in Journalism Award. Information hero Najiba Ayubi last_img read more

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Artists angry over “extravagant” consultancy fees

first_imgBelltable:Connect bursary to help artists explore a new idea in May Facebook Advertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick TD says council owned buildings should be used as centre for artists Limerick Culture and Arts Office present the Autonomy Project NewsLocal NewsArtists angry over “extravagant” consultancy feesBy Alan Jacques – December 5, 2013 731 Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee center_img Previous article#VIDEO 3000 volunteers to run Limerick Special OlympicsNext articleCall for councils to take charge of housing estates Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Final countdown to Limerick’s future – or not – as European Capital of Culture 2020 Limerick tattoo convention arriving at the South Court this Saturday Twitter TAGSartistsCllr Tom ShorttLimerick City of Culture 2014 Print LIMERICK performers and artists who had applications for funding rejected by the City of Culture are angry over what they perceive as the “extravagant” consultancy fees paid to its newly appointed chief executive, according to a city councillor.Cllr Tom Shortt told the Limerick Post that a number of local artists are concerned that funding is “being wasted” while they are being denied funding that would provide them with some badly needed employment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The pitiful small amounts of funding distributed to prominent Limerick artists and arts organisations at last week’s Council meeting in grants of €150 and €300 were in stark contrast to the disclosure that generous daily consultancy rates of €700 were paid by Limerick City of Culture to Patricia Ryan, the former adviser to Pat Cox,” Cllr Shortt commented.“There is outrage in the community at large and the arts sector in particular that Ms Ryan does not bring appropriate expertise and experience to this highly demanding role but can still command this level of remuneration,” he said.Cllr Shortt, who is an art teacher, represented Limerick City Council on the board of the Belltable Arts Centre for four years. WhatsApplast_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, Jan. 11

first_img WhatsApp Christy Petry, Miss Rodeo SandHills 2018, is silhouetted by a spotlight as she holds the U.S. Flag during the national anthem at the first SandHills Rodeo performance Friday at the Ector County Coliseum. The rodeo continues through Saturday. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Facebook Twitter By admin – January 11, 2018 Facebook Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, Jan. 11. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Odessa sales tax revenue from the state increased in January for the 12th consecutive month as the local economy continues to grow.2. A man charged with continually sexually abusing his stepdaughter from ages 6 to 8 will face a pre-trial hearing Thursday.3. The Odessa Police Department charged a man Monday after he reportedly grabbed his mother by the face and slammed her against the wall, according to an OPD news release.4. The mood was noticeably lighter Tuesday night as the Ector County Hospital District board of directors met for the first time with the new president and CEO of Medical Center Health System Rick Napper.5. The Odessa Police Department is searching for two subjects involved in the stabbing of a family member that occurred this morning in South Odessa, an OPD press release said. Local News Five things you need to know today, Jan. 11center_img Pinterest Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleRed Cross to offer free smoke alarms SaturdayNext articleAuthorities arrest two suspects in Permian High threat admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Pinterest Home Local News Five things you need to know today, Jan. 11 WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning last_img read more

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Senior piano recital scheduled

first_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleSULLUM: The lethal success of pain pill restrictionsNext articleMCHS CEO talks healthcare challenges admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Entertainment Senior piano recital scheduled Pinterest Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinTexas Fried ChickenCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local NewsEntertainment Senior piano recital scheduled Twitter WhatsApp By admin – May 17, 2018 center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Ronald Bennett will present Abigail Papica in her Senior Piano Recital at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.She will be performing works by Kuhlau, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Gillock. She will also play the Toselli “Serenade” on the violin.The public is cordially invited to attend. Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Midessa Music Fest is in July Facebook Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Abigail Papicalast_img read more

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