Morrisons, Santander and Vodafone to support ITV’s Text Santa 2013

first_imgMorrisons, Santander and Vodafone to support ITV’s Text Santa 2013 In its first two years, Text Santa has raised nearly £10 million for charities.Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, said:  “We are proud that Text Santa raises awareness of charities that make a difference in local communities, not to mention millions of pounds to help fund their important work.  It’s fantastic news that Morrisons, Santander and Vodafone will support the initiative to help us raise money and awareness for this year’s six very deserving charities.” ITV has announced that Morrisons, Santander and Vodafone will support Text Santa, its annual Christmas fundraising campaign.Now in its third year, Text Santa will be broadcast on 20 December 2013. This year’s beneficiary charities are Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices. All money raised will be distributed equally between the charities.The campaign promotes mobile giving. Viewers will be encouraged to donate money throughout the campaign via text using JustTextGiving by Vodafone. They can also donate online via ITV’s site, or over the counter at Santander branches. Morrisons will be selling Text Santa merchandise. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gary Barlow’s sing-a-long from ITV Text Santa on Vimeo. Tagged with: christmas corporate Events mobile sms Howard Lake | 17 September 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Park End bouncers accused of mistreating students

first_imgAfter Cherwell presented the abuse claims to the club, a spokesperson replied, “The safety of our customers is always our main priority and we take complaints of this nature very seriously. Our door teams are fully certified and trained and any complaints are fully investi- gated. Anyone with concerns should contact [email protected]” When queried about whether they would be changing their training policies, the club told Cherwell, “We don’t directly employ our door staff but use accredited agencies. All the door staff are Security Industry Authority registered with up to date licenses (which is compulsory in the industry now). They have to go through specialist training in order to receive (and maintain) their licenses.” Reflecting on his encounter, the original Jesus complainant explained, “These incidents have to be reported. The police told me that the only way this will change is if they get a picture of bouncers’ attitudes from a strong base of reports. Individual cases in themselves aren’t that strong because they’re difficult to prove, so they’re not reported as crimes, but a whole host of student reports has more weight. “This is a widespread thing which doesn’t get nearly enough attention.” Thames Valley Police did not respond to our request for comment. [mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%10398%%[/mm-hide-text] (Image: Stephanie Sy-Quia/Cherwell)Bouncers at Lava&Ignite nightclub have been accused of physical and verbal aggression by a number of students, with one accusing the club’s door team of homophobia. Students have also been critical of the responses of police, who are said to have told one alleged victim, “Come back when you’re not drunk.” The allegations sent to Cherwell relate to a number of incidents at the club, colloquially known as ‘Park End’, that have occurred over the past year. The first statement came from a former Jesus student who graduated this year, relating to an incident which occurred on 11th June. He told Cherwell that, at the end of the night, as the bouncers were clearing the top floor, “One requested that I move towards the exit. I responded that there was a bottleneck at the doors and I preferred to wait as the crowd dispersed. “At this point one of the bouncers grabbed my arm and I asked him to let go. This was the only motivation needed for three bouncers to violently drag me to a separate empty stairwell. There I was held by three bouncers as a fourth punched me in the stomach and legs and a fifth shouted continuous abuse. “At one point it seemed that I could leave as three bouncers started to deal with a separate issue — though as I moved towards the exit, I was once again violently manhandled and put in a chokehold. After this I was forcibly carried down the stairs, where I saw another student being led by his neck by three other bouncers, having just undergone similar violent treatment. I was left with heavy bruises and cuts on my upper arms, bruises on my neck and deep cuts on one wrist. At no point was I provocative or violent.” “Within the next ten minutes of trying to reason with them, we were all dragged down three or four floors on our front or backs whilst in headlocks, causing painful bruising. At the bottom of the staircase one of the bouncers proceeded to kick me and call me a ‘faggot’, whilst trying to rip my phone out of my hands as I had tried to record some of the incident.” His phone was then damaged by bouncers, to the extent that he was unable to retrieve the footage. Frankie Nicholls, an englishist at Exeter, meanwhile, claims she was the victim of physical and verbal abuse on two separate occasions, a year apart. Stating that she had been “drunk” on the first occasion, she explained, “[a friend] and I were pushing each other around in a frivolous way, and two bouncers appeared out of nowhere. “They both grabbed my arms and picked me up, the force of which left me with two green bruises on my upper arm. center_img The Jesus graduate seems not to be alone in being dragged to an empty stairwell. An anonymous Brookes student informed Cherwell that he was taken to a “staff staircase” on a Monday night last year, having paid for entry. The student described how, “Before we knew it one of my friends was being kicked out — the bouncer doing so was abusing his power of authority, and quite aggressively so by shoving him out onto the staff staircase which is inbetween the bar and RnB room. “After he was shoved out onto the staff staircase, we decided to question the bouncer as to why he had been chucked out, and as a result were forced out onto the staff staircase too. Whilst on the staircase, we suddenly became outnumbered by bouncers by three to one. “They then pushed me through the fire exit where there is a lengthy story of stairs. They proceeded to call me a ‘fucking bitch’, and pulled me with such strength that my feet were no longer touching the ground. “Whilst outside I cried and pleaded that they’d let me in. Instead, these bouncers started mocking me, putting their middle fingers up at me. I was so angry that I called the police.” The police met her at her college the next day where she gave a statement, before being told a week later that the two bouncers involved were going to be part of a re-training week. However, she told Cherwell, “These same bouncers still work there. So that doesn’t actually fill me with any joy. They should have been fired after treating me in such a physically abusive way.” Nicholls claimed that when she returned to the club a year later, she was again a victim of aggression. After “trying to slyly sneak pass the bouncer to get into the queue”, she says a bouncer told her, “‘fuck off you little twat, get back into the queue before I kick you out of here.’” After eventually entering, she told Cherwell, “The same bouncer saw me in the smoking area, walked over to me, and pushed me. I started screaming ‘What are you doing?’ but he kept pushing me and gritting his teeth, saying, ‘Get the fuck out of here’. “I felt humiliated, irritated and, to be honest, abused. He came into my face and snarled at me, as if I was some sort of prey. I proceeded to get the police’s attention, and they ignored me, saying ‘come back when you’re not drunk’.” Second year Naomi Polonsky meanwhile was the victim of a violent threat from a staff member. After trying to explain why she didn’t have her drivers’ license, the bouncer told her to “shut up” and shoved her. She explained, “My friend asked the bouncer not to be so aggressive at which point the bouncer grabbed my friend by the wrist and said, ‘I can be a lot more aggressive round the corner if you want me to be’. Frankly, this kind of behaviour was completely unnecessary — I was only at Park End to carry out my role as an Entz Rep.”last_img read more

The Governor’s Week in Photos

first_imgGovernor Pence’s Press Office | 200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 | 317-232-4567 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 1) A Hoosier Win // January 30, 2016. Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence join Senator Dan Coats and wife, Marsha Coats, at Indiana University’s Assembly Hall to cheer on the Hoosiers as they defeated the Minnesota Gophers Saturday. 3) Infrastructure Investment // February 2, 2016. Governor Mike Pence joins the Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. in announcing the commencement of a $200 million, two-year road improvement project on the Indiana Toll Road that is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs in northern Indiana.image003 image001center_img image005 ### 4) Remembering Governor Ed Whitcomb // February 4, 2016. Governor Mike Pence shares a laugh with former Governor Ed Whitcomb. Indiana’s 43rd governor passed away on Thursday, February 4 at his home in Rome, Indiana.image004“Governor Ed Whitcomb was a great man whose life of courage, service and adventure inspired generations of Hoosiers and he will be deeply missed,” said Governor Pence. “Governor Whitcomb was a treasure to our state and I mark his passing with a sense of personal loss as will thousands of Hoosiers whose lives were touched by this remarkable leader.” 2) Promoting a Healthier Indiana // February 2, 2016. Governor Mike Pence visits with friends from the American Heart Association at the Statehouse Tuesday.image002last_img read more

Raul Sanllehi explains why Arsenal are sending William Saliba back to Saint-Etienne

first_imgAdvertisement ‘We are pleased about that because the level of intensity and the level of demand in the Premier League is very strong.‘He’s probably too young for that yet, as I said, we need to protect our young talent.‘We think it will be good for him to be in a less demanding league to continue his formative period, so we’ll have a top defender for a decade.‘He saw for his career path, the perfect solution for him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 3:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link70Shares Advertisement Raul Sanllehi explains why Arsenal are sending William Saliba back to Saint-Etienne Arsenal have confirmed the £27million signing of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Raul Sanllehi fears William Saliba is not ready to withstand the physical demands of the Premier League and sending him back to Saint-Etienne for a year represents a logical step.Arsenal confirmed the signing of the teenage French centre-half on Thursday, but he will immediately return to the Ligue 1 side for the entirety of the upcoming season, despite Unai Emery’s desperate need for defensive reinforcements.The Gunners saw off competition from the likes of Tottenham for one of the most highly-rated central defenders in Europe and Sanllehi is confident he will be more than worth the wait.He said: ‘Saliba was different, part of the deal is for him to be on loan for one year with his club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City✈️ In the plane🚖 On the road📸 Getting the shots🔴 In club coloursJoin us as we take you behind the scenes of William Saliba’s journey to Arsenal and his signing day🇫🇷 #SalibaSigns— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 26, 2019last_img read more

Drug Smugglers Board Hapag-Lloyd Boxship

first_imgA number of unauthorized persons boarded the German-flagged containership Rotterdam Express last week in an effort to smuggle 185 kilograms of cocaine aboard.The vessel’s crew reported the presence of unknown persons on board shortly after leaving the port of Cartagena, Colombia. At the time, the ship was some 12 nautical miles off the coast of Cartagena.Colombian naval and coast guard units were immediately sent to assist the crew. Once on board the 66,975 dwt vessel, the officials conducted an inspection, locating ten illegal passengers. The officials also inspected the containers and found the cocaine.Rotterdam Express, which is operated by German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd, continued its voyage following the incident.AIS data provided by MarineTraffic shows that the ship departed the Colombian port on January 25 and was bound for the port of Caucedo, Dominican Republic.Relevant authorities launched an investigation to find out how the illegal passengers and the drugs arrived on board the ship.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Tennis News Jeevan, Divij ousted from Newport ATP event

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s challenge has ended in the doubles event of ATP Hall of Fame Open following defeats of Divij Sharan and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan with their respective partners in the semifinals in Newport, USA.  Second seeded Divij and Jackson Withrow lost 3-6 4-6 to Jonathan Erlich and Artem Sitak in their semifinal while Jeevan and Austin Krajicek lost a tight match to Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela. India’s challenge is still alive in the singles with Ramkumar Ramanathan to fight it out with America’s Tim Smyczek for a place in his first ever ATP singles final. Also Read | Epic Djokovic stuns Nadal to reach Wimbledon final  Somdev Devvarman was the last Indian to make it to the singles final on the ATP World Tour event. He had ended a runner-up to Kevin Anderson in 2011 in Johannesburg. IN 2009, he lost the Chennai Open title clash to Marin Cilic. last_img read more

Florida man arrested for allegedly spray-painting ‘B.L.M.’ at Trump National Golf Club

first_imgJupiter police have arrested the 18-year old son of former U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney after they said he spray-painted “B.L.M.” on the sign at Trump National Golf Club.“B.L.M” is abbreviation for the “Black Lives Matter” movement.Thomas Joseph J. Rooney was booked into the county jail early Tuesday. According to the arrest report, Rooney told Jupiter police he did it “because of unequal treatment in the justice system.”He faces one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief causing property damage of $200 or less, according to court records.Rooney is scheduled to appear in Palm Beach County court for a July 29 arraignment.last_img

Ohio Crop Progress — August 27, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Spotty Rains ContinueWarm and wet weather continued for most of the State, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending August 19. Corn progress remained well ahead of the 5-year average for dough and dent stages. Soybean condition improved slightly to 75 percent good to excellent. Field work included making hay, tilling fields, and hauling manure. Livestock reportedly benefited from cooler temperatures in the mornings and improved pasture conditions. Oats were nearly all harvested by the end of the week.Click here to read the full reportlast_img

How the iPad is Changing Interaction Design

first_imgdana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Pearltrees is a new way of organizing information where users create mindmap-style visualizations of their favorite websites and Web-based media. Each “pearl” or media node can have multiple branches, and depending on how you want to arrange your pearls, you can drag and drop them to any branch point to suit your needs. Rather than scrolling through a linear hierarchy of bookmarks, users can delve into different branches of a pearltree. Naturally, this type of data visualization lends itself to the touch capabilities of the iPad. Says Lamothe, “The idea of physically touching and moving items on a screen is in the DNA of Pearltrees. We won’t need to change much to the interaction design to make it suitable for the iPad.”Nevertheless, while Lamothe sees the potential in the tablet’s touch interface, the fact that the device does not currently support Flash is a problem for the CEO. While many argue that Apple’s omission of Flash support is in favor of HTML 5, there’s no denying that lack of Flash would hinder the consumer experience. The plethora of pre-existing Flash apps and sites are inaccessible save for Adobe’s workarounds.Says Lamothe, “I believe tablets can open up an entirely new field, something I would call ‘casual browsing’. It’s a really simple way to get information, browse the Web, enjoy content, play games and communicate with friends. It’s something you will do at home, in cafes, during your holidays – basically when you have a bit of leisure time. To be the perfect casual browser, the IPad would need a more open architecture, Flash, a camera and a few other features…In any case, it’s an exciting new way to enjoy the Web.” Applications that looked amazing on larger multi-touch experiences like Microsoft Surface may have a more affordable consumer-facing counterpart. While the iPad has been widely criticized, many startups are thrilled by its possibilities. In mid-November we featured Paris-based Pearltrees as a new design interface for remapping Web information. We spoke to CEO Patrice Lamothe to hear his thoughts on the release of the iPad. Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Cong. should lead Opposition alliance, says Sharad Yadav

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