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A rugby double at the British Sports Book Awards

first_imgMonday night’s rugby double followed an identical feat last year, when Tom English’s The Grudge won the rugby award while Brian Moore’s Beware of the Dog won the biography category. It affirms the high quality of rugby books on the market; when a title as good as Jonny Wilkinson’s autobiography can’t get a look-in, you know sports publishing is in rude health.Buy The Grudge here with AmazonBuy Beware of the Dog here with AmazonGolf and motorsports joined the existing categories at the ten-year-old British Sports Book Awards, highlights of which will be shown on Sky Sports.There was also a special award for Nick Hornby, whose fan book Fever Pitch is being reissued by Penguin as a Modern Classic. Hornby pointed out that when he started watching Arsenal, a ticket cost just 15p and kids could attend every home match; today, eye-watering prices mean that, for many, watching a football match is a rare treat. A rugby double at the British Sports Book AwardsAT THE risk of sounding smug, rugby is once again leading the way in the world of sports writing. At the 2012 British Sports Book Awards, the Biography of the Year gong went to Engage, the astonishingly powerful account of Matt Hampson’s life after sustaining a catastrophic rugby injury during England U21 training in 2005.Buy Engage here with AmazonFootball writer Mick Dennis, who chaired the judging panel, admitted that the idea of the book didn’t appeal to him. Having read it, he changed his tune, telling the assembled cast of hundreds at London’s Savoy hotel that it was a book that nobody should let pass them by. Author Paul Kimmage gave a moving acceptance speech.As proof of the competitive nature of these awards, the Rugby Book of the Year went not to Hambo but to Alastair Hignell for his marvellous Matches, Microphones & MS.Buy Matches, Microphones & MS here with AmazonAs with Engage, the book involves a physical and mental struggle, although Higgy at least enjoyed a lengthy international sports and broadcasting career before the debilitating effects of MS took hold. Ian Robertson, the BBC rugby correspondent and a long-time friend of Higgy’s, was there to present the trophy. Award winners: Matt Hampson and Paul Kimmage took the Best Biography crown at the London showpiece TAGS: Book Review center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Buy Fever Pitch here with AmazonIf there was one non-rugby book that stood out at the awards ceremony it was A life too short: the tragedy of Robert Enke. It charts the life of a German goalkeeper who committed suicide in 2009 after suffering years of depression.Buy A life too short: the tragedy of Robert Enke here with AmazonFor a list of all the winners, click here.last_img read more

Carillion collapse also bad news for charities

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Image: from Carillion’s press centre Flickr image library  125 total views,  1 views today Carillion collapse also bad news for charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Following this week’s news of Carillion’s collapse, any charity partnerships are also likely to suffer with its closure impacting on existing relationships and agreements. Here is a brief summary of some of its involvement with the sector. In recent years Carillion has worked with a variety of charities, with its site listing a number of partners including The Wildlife Trusts, which it has supported through Carillion’s Natural Habitats Fund, helping habitat and conservation work ventures in partnership with the charity.Major partnerships with significant donations have included Barnardo’s and Hospice UK. Carillion announced a partnership with Barnardo’s in 2014, which started with a £20,000 donation from the firm and saw a team of 28, led by Carillion Chief Executive Richard Howson, raise £35,000 in 2015 by cycling the route of the Fred Whitton Challenge in the Lake District as part of its fundraising activity. 2016 saw the launch of a two-year partnership with Hospice UK. This launched in February 2016 and raised £100,000 in the first eight months.The firm has also encouraged its staff to volunteer with charities through its Volunteering and Community Engagement Policy, which gives staff six days paid leave a year to help in their community.In addition, Carillion has supported many other charities through its own charitable fund with the annual budget last set at £80,000. Each year this has seen up to 160 organisations receive £500 each (or equivalent in local currency) in two rounds of 80 organisations. The Carillion Charitable Fund distributes money to charities nominated by Carillion employees worldwide and started in 2009 as part of Carillion’s 10th birthday celebrations.While there are no recent updates on charity partnerships or donations from Carillion and no mention of a charity partner for 2018, the impact of its collapse is unfortunately just as likely to affect any charities that are still waiting for donations or other aid as it is its more reported on corporate partners. Melanie May | 18 January 2018 | News  126 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Tagged with: Finance Advertisementlast_img read more

EE.UU. acepta de Haití Oct. 9 votación, pero retiene los fondos

first_imgEl régimen de facto del presidente de Haití, Jocelerme Privert ha fijado la fecha del 9 de octubre para la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales y enero del 2017 para una segunda vuelta, si es necesario.El poder de Washington sobre las elecciones en Haití se manifestó hace cinco años, cuando la entonces Secretario de Estado, Hillary Clinton fue a Haití y ordenó a los funcionarios electorales poner a Michel Martelly en la papeleta para una segunda ronda de votación.El gobierno de Estados Unidos invertió $33 millones en las elecciones de Haití en el 2015 y desaprobó la decisión de las autoridades electorales para cancelar una segunda vuelta que se había fijado para enero del 2016. Sin embargo, el fraude en las elecciones del 2015 había sido tan evidente y la ira de las masas y la protesta fue tan grande que los funcionarios electorales no tuvieron más remedio que cancelar.Washington retiró su financiación electoral el 7 de julio, Kenneth Merten, el de coordinador especial de Departamento de Estado para Haití, dijo: “Estoy seguro de que los haitianos pueden organizar buenas elecciones. Si las elecciones son buenas, los EE.UU. no tiene ningún problema con el gobierno de Haití. “(Haití elecciones del blog 21 de agosto)La arrogancia y la hipocresía del papel de los EE.UU. en Haití también es clara en el comentario de Merten. Pensemos cual sería la reacción de los medios corporativos en los EE.UU. si, por ejemplo, Haití declarara que aceptaría los resultados de una elección en EE.UU. sólo si se les permitía a millones de ciudadanos de la raza Negra sus derechos de voto.El Consejo Electoral Provisional ha anunciado que ha improvisado financiación de un número de diferentes fuentes gubernamentales y de los miembros de la diáspora haitiana, es decir, los haitianos que viven en otros países. Casi 11 millones de haitianos viven en el interior de Haití, 1 millón en los EE.UU. y más en Canadá, Francia y la República Dominicana.La campaña electoral comenzó la última semana de agosto. El Dr. Maryse Narcisse, el candidato de Fanmi Lavalas (FL), y el ex presidente Jean-Bertrand Aristide llevaron a cabo una gran marcha el 29 de agosto en Pétionville, un suburbio acomodado de Port-au-Prince, la capital.El público coreaba, “Que viva Aristide! ¡Ahí está nuestro padre!”, Así como” No estamos aquí por dinero! ¡Estamos aquí por dignidad! ¡Estamos aquí voluntariamente! “La multitud dejó claro que estaban de acuerdo con una encuesta de opinión pública poniendo Narcisse en el cuarto lugar.En una conferencia de prensa después de la marcha, Narcisse dijo: “El país está enfermo en todos los ámbitos, en los planos políticos, económico y social. Necesitamos que todos los hijos e hijas de la nación sean capaz de curar la enfermedad de la sufre. Para esto, abro los brazos a todos los niños de la nación para proporcionar soluciones sostenibles a muchos problemas de la nación “. (Haití-Liberté, Vol. 10, No. 8)Los otros candidatos principales son el ex senador Moise Jean-Charles, de Los Niños de Dessalines (PD), una escisión del FL; Jude Célestin de la Liga Alternativa para el Progreso e Emancipación de Haití (LAPEH); y Jovenel Moïse del Partido Calvo de Haití de Martelly (PHTK).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Army seizes newspaper issues day after day on “security” grounds

first_img Organisation News Reporters Without Borders condemns the army’s many seizures of newspapers, throughout Nigeria and urges the authorities to respect the public’s right to information.Soldiers have seized many newspapers, including the Leadership, The Nation and Daily Trust, since 6 June, and have threatened and sometimes detained distribution personnel during the confiscations.Army spokesman Chris Olukolade described the seizures as a “routine security action” following “intelligence reports indicating movement of materials with grave security implications across the country using the channel of newsprint-related consignments.” The army wanted to ensure that no material threatening the security of Nigerians was being transported in newspaper distribution trucks, he explained.The confiscations began early on 6 June when members of the security services and armed forces moved in on distributors and sellers in Nigeria’s main distribution points – Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Jos, Maiduguri and Ibadan – seizing copies of The Punch, Vanguard, The Nation, Leadership and other newspapers. Copies were also seized at Lagos international airport and in the Port Harcourt region.The Leadership, one of the newspapers most targeted by the seizures, reported on 3 June that ten army generals and five non-commissioned officers had been tried and convicted by court martial of complicity with the terrorist group Boko Haram. The military denied this the next day, accusing the newspaper of trying to sully the image of the army and its troops. The Nigerian media have often criticized the army’s inability to deal with Boko Haram.“We call on the Nigerian military to put a stop to such practices,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the army had really feared that weapons were being transported in newspaper trucks, why did confiscate all these newspapers? These actions obstruct the Nigerian public’s right to information. The army must accept criticism in the media without preventing their circulation.”Despite condemnation by many news media and international organizations on 6 June, the army continued to confiscate newspapers such as Leadership Weekend, The Guardian on Saturday, ThisDay, Weekend Trust, Sun, Pilot, NewsWatch, The Mirror and Saturday Punch throughout the weekend.Personnel in charge of the Leadership’s distribution were arrested in the north of the country on the morning of 7 June and were held until the afternoon. One of the newspaper’s editors said “no reason” was given by the soldiers. “I learned they flipped through the pages to be sure that there is no major stories on Boko Haram. They have no justification for this (…) They just want to cripple the newspapers in the country.”Soldiers also stormed distribution centres in the northern town of Gariki on 7 June, threatening distributors and sellers and preventing newspaper vans from being unloaded, while The Nation’s distribution vans were intercepted in the southwest and copies of the newspaper were seized before they could be distributed.Soldiers intercepted vans carrying The Nation’s Sunday edition in the central city of Jos on 8 June while, in the central city of Minna, a witness said ten soldiers went into a distribution centre at around 7 a.m. and examined all the newspaper issues very closely.After a detailed inspection, they allowed distribution of the Vanguard, Tribune, Sun, Union, ThisDay, Guardian and Sunday NewsWatch but didn’t allow the distribution of The Nation, Leadership and Daily Trust newspapers. The soldiers remained until the mid-afternoon to ensure that these three newspapers were not distributed.Distribution of the same three newspapers was reportedly prevented in a similar incident in the southern city of Benin.On 9 June, for the fourth day running, the armed forces obstructed the circulation of newspapers, especially in Lagos and Ibadan. The Nation, Leadership and Daily Trust were again among the newspapers that were most targeted.A Nigerian military officer said this “routine operation” would continue until the armed forces had decided that the security situation was satisfactory.Nigeria is ranked 112th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further Follow the news on Nigeria Receive email alerts NigeriaAfrica RSF_en June 10, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria June 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Army seizes newspaper issues day after day on “security” grounds Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms February 8, 2021 Find out more NigeriaAfrica News Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Islamist movements threaten the press

first_img RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News News April 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamist movements threaten the press Receive email alerts News BangladeshAsia – Pacific In a letter to Bangladeshi interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) expressed its concern about threats and pressure by Islamist movement leaders against the independent media. “It is your duty to call to order political leaders of your ruling majority who violently threaten journalists”, said Robert Ménard, RSF general secretary. “You should not be surprised to see articles in the international press on the Islamisation of Bangladesh when fundamentalist groups are allowed to openly threaten the independent press”, he added. The organisation urged the minister to reinforce security around those journalists and media that requested protection.According to information gathered by RSF, the Islamist movement Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon organised a demonstration on 29 March outside the Dhaka head-office of the newspaper Dainik Jugantor. Demonstrators protested against the publication by the daily of a text by writer Shelina Hossain. The leaders of Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon, who are militating for the establishment of an Islamic republic, said that the text had “injured” Muslims and that newspapers should prevent publication of such writings. The editor of Dainik Jugantor explained that the text was fiction and not an article by the editorial staff. They also apologised for the text having “hurt believers’ feelings”. The author noted that her intention had in no way been to insult Muslims. The short story describes the rape of a young girl in a village.On 23 March, Maulana Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, a member of parliament from Jamaat-e-Islami (a fundamentalist party in the coalition government), had already made violent remarks about journalists who “confuse Muslims as Islamists”. He had demanded that “the blood of journalists be checked to see if they are Muslims or not”.    Reporters Without Borders notes that on 5 February 2002 a passer-by was killed and several others injured by the explosion of incendiary bombs thrown by Muslim fundamentalists protesting against the presence of journalist Shahriar Kabir in the south-eastern town of Chittagong. Over 300 demonstrators were gathered outside the town’s press club where Shahriar Kabir was addressing dozens of journalists, intellectuals and human rights militants. Shahriar Kabir was released on bail from Dhaka prison on 20 January 2002 after two months of detention, but is still charged with “sedition”. The government accuses him of gathering information on violent acts by Muslims against the Hindu minority. Follow the news on Bangladesh Organisation to go furthercenter_img Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 19, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Family Summer Nights at Lake Avenue Church

first_imgFaith & Religion Events Family Summer Nights at Lake Avenue Church From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 1, 2013 | 1:22 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * It’s summertime and Children and Student Ministries of Lake Avenue Church invites everyone for some fun under the sun and stars at Lake Avenue Church, Worship Center Plaza. For four Wednesdays in July, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., bring your whole family for dinner, fellowship and awesome surprises prepared for you by the creative C&S Staff. Come enjoy the evening with your church family, meet up with old friends and even make new ones. We really want to see you here and get to know you better!For more information contact Diana Herren at [email protected] or (626) 817-4871.Donations will be taken for dinner.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News More Cool Stuff 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

MEP to host cyberbullying forum in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement IRELAND South MEP Sean Kelly is to host a national cyberbullying forum in Limerick on September 27 to raise awareness and inspire action to prevent online bullying.The forum will be held in the Kilmurry Lodge from 9.30am to 12pm and is targeted at parents, school principals and teachers, youth groups, and community liaisons, as well as all those with an interest in the issue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Kelly commented: “Cyberbullying, or bullying by social media, is a problem of epidemic proportions affecting mostly young people. It is a very serious challenge for parents, teachers, mental health and youth/community workers. It has fuelled a national and Europe-wide debate on how to best to tackle the issue.”The Fine Gael MEP, and former teacher, says educating people of all ages on the subject is vital.He is currently campaigning for the introduction of an EU and national level anti-bullying campaign involving key stakeholders in education, government and commercial and youth sectors to eradicate bullying once and for all.Mr Kelly concluded: “In very real and shocking terms, over 1,700 young Europeans are at risk of death by suicide this year due to bullying and cyberbullying according to research by a leading charity, Beat Bullying UK. Unfortunately, many tragic deaths of young people have already been linked to cyberbullying in Ireland already.” Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ New Music: 40Hurtz NewsLocal NewsMEP to host cyberbullying forum in LimerickBy John Keogh – July 31, 2013 802 TAGScyberbullyingMusic LimerickSean Kelly MEP Twitter Previous articleUL launches on-campus holiday enterpriseNext articleRhino horn charge John Keogh Printcenter_img WhatsApp Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedinlast_img read more

GOOD NEWS: Odessa College student athletes score high in academics

first_img Twitter Facebook GOOD NEWS: Odessa College student athletes score high in academics Pinterest By admin – June 9, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. Odessa College’s student athletes achieved high marks in their academics as well as in their sports.Odessa College athletic director Wayne Baker released information regarding the scholastic performance of the athletic department for the 2017-2018 academic year.Baker said in a memo that the teams with better than a 3.0 grade point average included baseball, volleyball, softball, student trainers, and rodeo teams. The men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, and dance teams had GPA’s of 2.65 or better.At the national level, Odessa College athletics had 23 student athletes named as National Junior College Athletic Association Academic All Americans, including five first team members, four second team members and 14 third team members.First Team (4.00 GPA)Catharina Bambirra (FR) VolleyballCade Galvan (FR) BaseballBrittany Kennett (SO) SoftballDominique McQueen (SO) VolleyballFlorian Moosmeier (FR) GolfSecond Team (3.80-3.99 GPA)John Bridgeman (FR) BaseballMariana Ferreira (FR) VolleyballStevan Jeremic (FR) BasketballAmanda Soderqvist (FR) BasketballThird Team (3.60-3.79 GPA)center_img Previous articleOC restructuring majorsNext articleNew private school plans to open in September admin Hunter Avila (FR) BaseballNoah Bartlett (FR) BaseballJoshua Bedggood (FR) BaseballBojana Bolozan (SO) VolleyballChris Finnie (SO) GolfMitch Holding (SO) BaseballNatasha Holt (FR) SoftballNico Kyprian (FR) GolfMason McLenna (FR) BaseballChance Medina (SO) BaseballRobert Morales (FR) BaseballDeylan Moreno (FR) BaseballAmanda Oliveira (FR) VolleyballNevena Pejovic (SO) VolleyballBaker noted that the NJCAA doesn’t offer or regulate rodeo, dance and student trainer programs, so these teams were not included.“The Western Junior College Athletic Conference, which includes all NJCAA sports as well as rodeo, dance and student trainers, recently announced the student athletes who were named to the 2018 Spring Commissioners Honor Roll,” Baker added. “To be on this honor roll, the students had to obtain over a 3.25 GPA for the 2017-18 academic year. I am proud to say that Odessa College had 67 student athletes who qualified, and we also had three teams –baseball, softball, and volleyball – who had two-thirds or more of each of their teams qualify for the Commissioners Honor Roll.”“These young student athletes are outstanding examples of the success of our programs in both the academic and athletic arenas,” Baker said. Local News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

The Latest: AP Poll: Americans open to Biden’s approach

first_img Twitter The Latest: AP Poll: Americans open to Biden’s approach Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusinessUS News TAGS  center_img Pinterest Saudi Muhannad Al Subiani, opens his mouse for a health worker to collects a swab sample at a drive-through coronavirus testing center at King Abdulaziz University in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. In Saudi Arabia, where authorities already have banned travel to the kingdom from 20 countries including the U.S., officials ordered all weddings and parties suspended. It closed down all shopping malls, gyms and other locations for 10 days, as well as indoor dining. Previous article‘Not like every time:’ Beirut blast victims want the truthNext articleJohn Sarkis Joins Align as Chief Revenue Officer Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 last_img read more

Letterkenny Town Council unanimously adopts Budget 2012

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Google+ Pinterest Lettekenny Town Council has adopted its budget for 2012 at the first time of asking.The council will spend €7.6 million next year, with the largest proportion, €2.2 million, going on the County Charge to cover services provided in the town by Donegal County Council.The council’s wage bill will be just under €1.8 million. Over half the money will be raised through commercial rates, which will stay unchanged next year.Members considered seeking a cut, but instead they decided to increase the amount of money available for marketing Letterkenny as a gateway town and a tourism and retail centre.Town Manager Seamus Neeley has welcomed the passing of the budget, saying the fact that it was unanimous is an indication of the close working relationships that exist on the council…………[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook By News Highland – December 23, 2011 Letterkenny Town Council unanimously adopts Budget 2012center_img Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleBuncrana Town Council adopts budget for 2012Next articleThousands stole from bank accounts in Donegal computer scam News Highland WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more