Justgiving reports 75 pages set up online for tsunami appeals

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 14 January 2005 | News Online fundraising service Justgiving reports that 75 fundraising pages have been created by individuals and organisations to raise funds in response to the Asian tsunami and earthquake disaster.Justgiving has so far handled £500,000 of online donations to tsunami-related appeals. The average donation has been £70, more than double the site’s usual average of £32.One of the most successful tsunami appeal pages set up so far has been created by an American blogger who has used his blogging network to raise almost $30,000 online so far for World Vision. Advertisement Justgiving reports 75 pages set up online for tsunami appealscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A range of individuals and organisations have used Justgiving’s services. Companies setting up fundraising pages for their employees include Ecademy’s appeal for the British Red Cross (income so far is £11,937.59) and TEFL’s appeal for Care International UK, which has raised £2,846.46 so far.Gareth Slee has set up a striking viral appeal focusing on the scale of the disaster, and links it to a Justgiving donation page. That has raised £752.56 so far.There are the usual sponsored headshaves, silences. The range of groups getting involved though is impressive. The fans of actorlast_img read more

Podeba murder suspect turns himself in

first_imgNews June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific to go further RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Organisation Receive email alerts Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Follow the news on Philippinescenter_img Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa February 16, 2021 Find out more Leonides Alcantara, a suspect in the killing of radio presenter Apolinario “Polly” Podeba, surrendered to the authorities in the city of Bansud, in Mindoro province (southeast of Manilla), on 22 November. According to police superintendent Ricardo Padilla, who is in charge of the murder investigation, he is one of the two gunmen who shot Podeba on 17 May 2003. When turning himself in to Bansud mayor Ferdinand Soller, Alcantara said a policeman tried to kill him five days earlier and he therefore needed protection.________________________________________________________27.05.2003Two suspects arrested in the killing of journalist Apolinario PodebaTwo arrested suspects reportedly linked to mayor’s sonPolice in Lucena (southeast of Manila) have arrested two suspects in the 17May killing of radio journalist Apolinario “Polly” Podeba and said theyadmitted working as bodyguards for Romano Talaga, son of Ramon Talaga, thetown’s mayor who has been mentioned in connnection with the case. Eulogio”Eloy” Patulay and his brother Eric (who denied killing Podeba) werearrested on 22 May after being named as suspects by Quezon police chiefRicardo Padilla. Both men have been accused of other killings in the pastbut never convicted.————————————-05.19.2003 Second journalist killed in less than two monthsReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today voiced concern about the murder on 17 May of radio commentator Apolinario “Polly” Podeba, the second journalist killed in less than two months, and urged the government to do more to protect journalists. Podeba’s murder is thought to have been the result of his accusations linking municipal authorities to the spread of drugs and gambling in the town of Lucena.”The impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists, especially in the case of Edgar Damalerio, encourages hit men and those who hire them to murder more journalists,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “The government is partly to blame for this wave violence, which makes the Philippines one of the most dangerous countries for the press,” he said.The organisation called on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for Podeba’s death are identified and punished. It also called on the government to consider taking special measures to protect threatened journalists, as the authorities in Colombia have done.Podeba was gunned down on the way to the studios of radio dwTI-AM near Lucena, southeast of Manila, on the morning of 17 May 2003 by two men on a motorcycle, who fired seven shots at close range, hitting him in the face, head, neck, back and hands. One of the two killers even got off the motorcycle to fire more shots at him as he lay on the ground. He was taken to Quezon hospital where a forensic doctor declared him dead on arrival.A former communist guerrilla, Podeba was known for criticising both national and municipal authorities. For the past two years, he and two colleagues had presented a programme called “Nosi ba Lasi” (Who are they?) in which they blamed the mayor of Lucena, Ramon Talaga, for the spread of drugs and gambling in the town. The mayor reacted by closing down the radio station in 2002, forcing it to move outside the city limits.Joselito “Tito” Ojeda, the chairman of ConAmor Broadcasting, which owns dwTI-AM, said the mayor could be implicated in the murder. The mayor, for his part, blamed the murder on his political rivals who, he said, were trying to harm him by portraying him as the leading suspect. No group has claimed responsibility for the killing.Lucena police chief Danilo Siongco has been put in charge of the investigation. Two witnesses are reportedly being held in police custody. Podeba’s widow Rowena said her husband had received telephone threats in the past few weeks. She also said she thought a hit man was hired to kill him.The other journalist killed in the past seven weeks was John Villanueva, killed in April in Legapzi, in the centre of the country. Radio commentator Efren Rafanan was wounded on 31 March in Vigan in the north of the Philippines. News November 25, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Podeba murder suspect turns himself in Help by sharing this information News News May 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgThis week we kick off the year with Britain’s Top 50 bakery retailers (pg 4, 16-18,) covering those who sell, but do not necessarily make, baked goods. Last year, a number of craft bakers told me that coffee and sandwich shops were not bakers as they make nothing, and I agree.But our list is about retailers. And it is essential that everyone, whether craft baker, coffee shop or snacks retailer, knows how the competition is developing or shrinking. Only by reading about the success of coffee shops or noting the trend for Pret A Manger’s imaginative sandwiches can you compete with a point of difference.That point of difference could be ’freshly-made’, it might be quality ingredients, price, service or extended opening hours – you must be the judge of what is right for you. But it is so important to keep pace with change and to charge a realistic price for your products.Certainly, Greggs, which took a brief knockback on growth in early 2006 has bounced back (pg 12). Sir Mike Darrington loves a challenge and has responded with gusto, trialling new formats, products and opening hours. He pays tribute to ’Greggs’ people’. But motivational leadership plays a big part! So congratulations to Greggs for staying at number one in our Top 50 list, but credit to Subway, which is showing rapid growth with a successful format.And it is great to see traditional craft bakers adapting to the current climate with Coopland’s, JG Ross, plus Simmons and Coughlans creeping up.The growth of sandwich and coffee bars is providing great business for bakery food manufacturers such as Evron Foods and Greencore to name just two. British Baker goes to all the big bakery manufacturers who supply coffee shops and snack bars, and whose success means they buy more ingredients and more equipment. But at the end of every link in every bakery chain is a buyer and this week we talk to Sainsbury’s in-store bakery buyer, Sarah Mackenzie, who tells us about the store’s strategy and main requirements.Finally this week, congratulations to Paul Morrow of British Bakels for securing a new global role where he will no doubt be spotting trends and bringing them straight back to Britain and to Anne Bruce, our deputy editor, who goes on maternity leave this week!last_img read more

PBS Michiana continues offering at home-learning resources this fall

first_img TAGSat-homek-12learningPBS MichianaprogrammingPublic Televisionstudentswnit WhatsApp Pinterest PBS Michiana continues offering at home-learning resources this fall Twitter Google+ (Photo Supplied/wnit.org) WNIT Public Television – PBS Michiana has expanded its at-home learning resources for the fall.The TV station will continue to offer educational programming for students in grades K-12, as at-home learning continues for many schools throughout the Michiana area.The PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel on WNIT offers children ages 2-8 educational programming across a spectrum of learning domains including literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and social emotional learning.PBS KIDS programming can be viewed Monday through Friday during the day and Sunday mornings on channel 34.1, Saturday mornings on channel 34.2 and 24/7 on channel 34.3.The WORLD At-Home Learning Service, a partnership of PBS and WGBH – Boston being offered locally over-the-air on temporary channel 34.5 and on Comcast channel 1160, is designed to supplement learning for middle and high-school students.The WORLD Channel will continue to be available weekdays from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Eastern.Programming schedules may be found by visiting the Indiana Department of Education website or by going to www.wnit.org/athomelearning. WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – August 21, 2020 0 347 center_img IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Previous articleSurvey suggests casino-goers would be okay with smoke-free gamingNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, August 24-28 Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Deulofeu raring for league start

first_img That Barcelona were prepared to allow one of their great hopes to move to Goodison Park for the season was seen as a coup for Martinez. And it appears officials at the Nou Camp are more than satisfied with the progress being made. “There is a different approach when you have young players who have not played in this league and need a period of adaptation,” said the Toffees boss. “Barcelona were pleased with that and felt that was what he needed – they think so highly of him they were prepared to accept whatever was needed for him to flourish and become the player we know he can be.” Deulofeu had his first taste of a Merseyside derby last weekend when he was the surprise replacement for the injured Leighton Baines five minutes after half-time. Martinez had two defenders on the bench but opted to switch midfielder Gareth Barry to left-back and throw his young attacker into the fray, which corresponded with their best passage of play as they came from 2-1 down to lead 3-2 before Daniel Sturridge’s 89th-minute equaliser. It may have been viewed by observers as a bold decision but it undoubtedly contributed to one of the more thrilling cross-city encounters of recent years and served as an example of the mentality Martinez brought to the club after his summer arrival. “We always want to win, and that will never change,” said the Toffees boss. “The most important aspect is that the players are not shocked by it. “We work in a certain way so the players are ready for it, and they understand it and everyone is aware of what is expected of each individual to make sure the team is balanced. “They know how to adapt, how to be well-balanced and that mentality of scoring goals and controlling games will always be successful over 10 months of games. “The team is ready to make those sort of changes. They are brave changes but they are controlled changes.” Baines could be sidelined for up to six weeks with a broken toe but Everton will not be opening talks over a new contract despite speculation linking Manchester United with another attempt to sign the England international after a failed summer bid. “The injury doesn’t change anything,” said Martinez. “All our plans have always been the same. We want to have Leighton for the long term and that will never change. “The injury is a set-back but we will use it to regenerate him, to give him a bit of a breather. “It is a period we are going to use in our favour but in terms of his contractual situation it will never change what our thoughts were and our strategy behind the scenes.” On-loan Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu is champing at the bit for a run in the first team after manager Roberto Martinez admitted the youngster has exceeded his expectations Martinez did not expect the teenager to be competing for a place in his starting line-up until the new year as he adapted to a new country but he is now making a strong case. “His progress has been quicker than I expected,” said the manager. “His talent is there for everyone to see; he is an exciting footballer and when you see him on the ball you know something is going to happen. “It was always going to be the case adapting to the British style and physicality of the league would take a few months but I never expected him to be ready to play in the league until January or February. “It was a shame we were knocked out of the Capital One Cup because I thought that was a perfect introduction for him into the British game. “It is safe to say Gerard has exceeded my expectations in terms of how quickly he has adapted and has become someone very important to the side. “He has already played big chunks of games and has had a big impact. “He has surprised us all and he has started to get frustrated to not start a game and that is fantastic.” The Catalan prodigy has made 10 appearances this season but his only two starts have been in the Capital One Cup, which the Toffees exited in September. But after a string of exciting performances coming off the bench, the 19-year-old is at the stage where he wants to be included from the off. Press Associationlast_img read more

Lacrosse opens MPSF title defense with easy victory

first_imgThe No. 4 women’s lacrosse team left McAlister Field victorious this past Saturday afternoon with a 20-2 triumph over the Saint Mary’s Gaels in its 2017 season opener. USC began the defense of its MPSF title and improved to 5-0 all-time against Saint Mary’s with an offensive barrage that included goals from 12 different Trojans. For head coach Lindsey Munday, the Trojans’ first win is the first step towards another successful season.“It’s exciting to start the season,” Munday said. “The first game, there’s usually some jitters, but I think they are really coming into their own. We’re just going to take everything one game at a time and taking every day to keep getting better individually and collectively as a team.”Offensively, USC started the scoring off early as 2016 leading scorer and senior attacker Michaela Michael won the opening faceoff and later scored the game’s first goal. Before seven minutes had gone by, the senior attacker was leading all scorers with three goals, eventually adding an assist later in the half. Eventually, Saint Mary’s lack of interior defense and defensive penalties allowed USC to open the floodgates for eight goals before the first timeout. Early Gael scoring threats were thwarted by a USC defense that has rebounded well after losing 2016 MPSF Player of the Year Courtney Tarleton, the team’s best defender, to graduation. With eight minutes left in the first half, Saint Mary’s first shot on net was saved immediately by senior goalie Gussie Johns. USC added 13 goals before the Gaels eventually got on the board. With 4:31 minutes left in the half, Jocelyn Lubert fired a penalty shot past Johns that resulted in a 13-1 count in favor of USC. After 30 minutes, the Trojans added another goal to its commanding 14-1 lead as eight different Trojans netted goals.Michael appreciated getting her teammates playing time throughout the game, especially in the first game of the year.“It was nice to get everyone involved,” Michael said. “It’s weird coming back for the first game, it feels like forever since we had one. It’s definitely nice to get those early jitters out and get that first win. We definitely got reps with different groups, so it was nice to flow through the entire roster.”The second half was more of the same for USC as junior Alexis Kardias, sophomore Allie Gershman, freshman Sarah Larkin (2), sophomore Gabbi Klein and freshman Kaeli Huff each scored goals. The Trojans’ scoring surge was quelled by Saint Mary’s backup goalie Cassidy Hoffman who registered a save and allowed six goals in relief of first-half goalie Sydney Pinello. The Gaels slipped another goal by the USC defense by way of Jill Dunlap, who weaved through defenders to make the score 20-2 with 2:30 minutes left in the game. Though game conditions were overcast and gray, by the time the horn sounded, USC pulled off its first win of the year.The Trojans’ face-off victories (16 draw controls), shots on net (29 shots) and turnover margin (13 caused turnovers) all contributed to the win. Because of Saint Mary’s 19 turnovers, Johns and backup goalie Hannah Upshaw fielded just seven Gael shots, four of which were saved.After their 18th consecutive victory at home, the Women of Troy (1-0) will play host to the No. 9 Northwestern Wildcats (2-0) — Munday’s alma mater — next Saturday at McAlister Field. Munday isn’t scared for the matchup, but rather excited.“We’ve played them each year so far, it’s awesome,” Munday said. “They are a phenomenal team, and our girls get excited to play such a quality opponent.”last_img read more

LIVE: Leicester held by Utd , need 2 more points to win title

first_imgLIVE UPDATES of match While Leicester’s title destiny remains in their own hands, it was a damaging result for Louis van Gaal’s United, who were left four points below the Champions League places with only three games to play.Leicester have turned winning with minimal possession into an art form this season, but United’s early dominance here was to prove the precursor to a soft opener.Antonio Valencia, preferred to 18-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah at right-back, was allowed to cut inside Christian Fuchs and trundle a cross to the back post, where Martial exploited Danny Simpson’s errant positioning to slot his 15th goal of the season past Kasper Schmeichel.Back at the ground where his father, Peter, made his name, Schmeichel then produced a sharp one-handed save to thwart Jesse Lingard after Marouane Fellaini had chested down a cross from Marcos Rojo.Simpson survivesShortly after Schmeichel’s save, visiting captain Morgan outmuscled the floundering Rojo to meet Drinkwater’s arcing free-kick with a headed 17th-minute equaliser.The game was now an intense, robust encounter and Fellaini was guilty of a wild elbow to Robert Huth’s chin, after the German had provoked him by yanking his hair, that could earn the Belgian a retrospective ban.Referee Michael Oliver did not spot Fellaini’s infringement and he was also involved in two incidents prior to half-time that could have had major ramifications for either side.In the first, Lingard intercepted a pass from Simpson, a former United player, on halfway and raced towards goal, only to go to ground as Simpson leant into him.It would have been a red card if Oliver had called it a foul, but he saw no wrongdoing and it was the same story moments later — albeit perhaps more contentiously — when Riyad Mahrez crashed to the turf after being caught by Rojo inside the United box. The teams continued to exchange chances in the second half, with Martial shooting over and Lingard curling straight at Schmeichel for United, while Leonardo Ulloa, once again deputising for the suspended Jamie Vardy, twice threatened for the visitors.Mahrez, the Player of the Year, had been a peripheral presence, but with 19 minutes remaining he wriggled past three players before stinging David de Gea’s palms from the edge of the box.The closing stages belonged to United, however, with Chris Smalling’s header clipping the post before Drinkwater, another Old Trafford old boy, saw red after receiving a second yellow card for hauling back substitute Memphis Depay right on the edge of the box. Tweets about @LCFCPRE-MATCHcenter_img Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri named an unchanged starting XI for his side’s potential Premier League title-clincher against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.With Leicester three points away from a fairytale title success, Leonardo Ulloa continued to deputise for the suspended Jamie Vardy up front, while Jeff Schlupp kept his place on the left wing ahead of Marc Albrighton.Prior to last Sunday’s 4-0 win over Swansea City, when Ulloa and Schlupp came into the side, Ranieri had named the same team for six successive games.“I feel good, but we know this will be a tough match. Manchester United are fighting for the Champions League,” Ranieri told Sky Sports.“I ask my players for the same performance. We do not want to change our mindset. I am curious to see if my players feel something different. I hope not, but it is important to check.“My message to them will be to play the same. I am very excited. The story is fantastic.”United manager Louis van Gaal, whose side are gunning for a top-four place, made one change to the team that beat Everton in last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final, with Antonio Valencia replacing Timony Fosu-Mensah at right-back.Victory at Old Trafford, where they have not won since January 1998, would give Leicester the first top-flight title in their 132-year history.A draw or defeat could also suffice, but only if second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who trail Leicester by seven points, do not better their result at outgoing champions Chelsea on Monday.After taking on United, Leicester entertain Everton in their final home game next weekend before finishing the campaign at Chelsea.Team                   P  W  D  L    F  A   PtsLeicester              35 22 10 3  63 33  76Tottenham           35 19 12 4  65 26  69Arsenal                 36 19 10 7  59 34  67Man City              35 19  7 9   66 34  64———————————–West Ham            35 15 14 6  60 43 59Man Utd               34 17  8  9  42 30 59———————————–Liverpool             34 15 10 9 58 45 55Southampton      35 15 9 11 49 37 54Stoke                   36 13 9 14 38 52 48Chelsea               34 12 11 11 53 46 47Everton              35 10 14 11 55 49 44Watford              35 12 8 15 36 42 44West Brom         36 10 11 15 32 46 41Bournemouth    36 11 8 17 43 63 41Swansea             35 10 10 15 34 49 40Crystal Palace   36 10 9 17 36 46 39Newcastle         36 8 9 19 39 64 33———————————–Sunderland      35 7 11 17 40 58 32Norwich            35 8 7 20 35 61 31Aston Villa        36 3 7 26 27 72 16 — relegatedNote: Top four teams qualify for Champions League; teams finishing 5th-6th qualify for Europa League; bottom three teams relegated to Championship.AFPShare on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP Manchester United 1 Leicester 1Southampton 4 Manchester City 2Football: Martial strikes as Man Utd make Leicester waitClaudio Ranieri’s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.The Foxes needed three points to win the league for the first time, but with thousands of fans back in Leicester and millions of new converts around the world watching on television, they had to make do with one after Wes Morgan cancelled out Anthony Martial’s opener for United.Leicester, who lost Danny Drinkwater to a late red card, will be crowned champions unless second-place Tottenham Hotspur win at Chelsea on Monday, but if Spurs do prevail, Ranieri’s men will be left requiring two points from their final games, at home to Everton and away to Chelsea.It would still take a monumental collapse for Leicester not to claim the title, but their players, staff and anxious supporters must wait a few more hours, if not days, before their place in sporting history can be confirmed.last_img read more

Olympia Arts Walk Registration Deadline Coming Up February 10

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Just three weeks left to sign up for Arts Walk!  Registration forms for artists and downtown businesses participating in Arts Walk XLIV are now available at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, online at www.olympiawa.gov/artswalk or by calling Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360/753-8380.  Deadline for registration is 7pm, Friday, February 10, 2012.  Sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation and the Olympia Arts Commission, Arts Walk attracts over 15,000 visitors to celebrate the arts in downtown Olympia.  Spring Arts Walk dates are Friday, April 27, 5-10pm, and Saturday, April 28, 12-8pm.last_img

Email inboxes flooded with notifications of privacy policy changes

first_img May 29, 2018 Updated: 8:16 PM Posted: May 29, 2018 Email inboxes flooded with notifications of privacy policy changes , 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — If emails flooded your inbox this past weekend alerting you to new privacy policies, you are not alone, but before you hit delete, you might want to pay attention to the details.The emails came from companies like Amazon, Facebook and the GPS app you use, but if you simply delete them, you may opt-in to share your information.“I’ve just been deleting them,” said Jen Cline.“I keep getting these emails so I don’t really know what to do with everything,” said Brendan John. “I kinda delete it and go on.”Most people see it as spam, while others may give it a passing glance, but don’t really get it.“My personal information has been found on the dark web and that’s very troubling,” said Sharon Asaro. “They recommended that we change all our passwords and that’s troubling to be out there on social media and that my personal information is being sold somewhere.”Emory Roane of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse told KUSI not to ignore them.“You should be reading your privacy policies to see if you have options,” said Emory Roane of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.The name of the game is advertising, so your information is very valuable to the advertising community and to the companies they work for. They want to know what you like, what you tweet, or who your favorite actor is. This is an effort to target you for ads.Do we have options to opt out of these ads?“That’s a very tough question. I think it hits on the need for robust privacy regulations and privacy protections in the United States,” Roane said. “What sort of choices do we have in the matter? Unfortunately, we don’t have as many choices as I think we should.”That’s because some of the companies don’t give you easy options to opt out.According to Roane, your personal preferences are worth a lot of money.“Yes, yes, people should be concerned with how their data is being used online,” Roane said. “Their data is extremely valuable and, in certain circumstances, it can be extremely dangerous, especially for people that depend on their privacy more than the average individual.”Roane does think the updated privacy options are actually a small victory. You just have to be proactive and guard it.“Check for sections that say information we collect, the information we share with and what choices you have in the matter, ” Roane said. “If you can find those three sections, you have a much better idea of what sort of collection practices are going on with these companies.”According to Roane, it’s ultimately up to you to decide what information you want to share.“So wherever possible, we should approach privacy from the direction that users should opt into things, rather than opt out,” Roane said.These instructions below will show you step-by-step how to control the data shared with advertisers on Twitter.Go to the Settings and Privacy tab in Twitter. Click on a button called Your Twitter data. Scroll down and choose Interests and ads data. This will show you a list of the number of advertisers that are trying to target you based on your interests. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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