888casino helps aid charity respond faster to disasters

first_img 888casino is donating $50,000 to International Medical Corps UK to help its Further and Faster Fund, which enables it to get to disasters and deliver medical and healthcare immediately, rather than having to raise funds first.The donation was raised by 888casino’s customers during its 2015 Christmas appeal, and will also be used to enable International Medical Corps staff to remain in communities for the long term to train local people, and build robust health care systems.Kerry-Jane Kingsmill, director of resource development and communications at International Medical Corps UK, said:“This Christmas Appeal’s support means that 888casino’s customers are enabling International Medical Corps to deploy immediately. Speed saves lives in an emergency – the initial hours are critical for those affected. International Medical Corps will be able to deploy right away, and stay, making the lasting difference.”888casino has helped to support the charity’s work since 2013, with donations previously aiding its work with those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate International Melanie May | 5 January 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 www.thepurplepim.com.  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 888casino helps aid charity respond faster to disasterslast_img read more

EU advised to save money by scrapping “cynical” aid programme

first_img Follow the news on Tunisia Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Reporters Without Borders said it was “amazed” by the “cynicism” of a 2.15 million euro European Union programme to support the Tunisian media and called on EU Commission President Romano Prodi to scrap it. Reporters Without Borders today urged the European Union to scrap a programme of support for the Tunisian news media, worth about 2,15 million euros, which is officially described as being designed to “strengthen the press as part of improving ties between the media and civil society in Tunisia.”In a letter to European Commission president Romano Prodi, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said the organisation was amazed by “such political cant and cynicism,” which gave the impression that those who conceived the programme knew nothing about the Tunisian media.All the media in Tunisia – press, radio and television – are subject to the whim of President Ben Ali and follow his orders, the organisation stressed in its letter. A close watch is kept on the Internet. Hundreds of websites cannot be accessed from Internet cafes. The dozen or so Internet service providers are controlled by the government or its associates. Journalists who try to express dissenting views are constantly harassed, silenced, forced into exile or just give up trying to work as journalists. Two journalist are currently languishing in prison.”No one who knows anything about the fate of freedom under Ben Ali’s rule will be amused by this so-called programme of support for the media,” Ménard said in the letter. “But does this mean nothing can be done to help Tunisian journalists? Not at all. On the contrary, for years the European Union helped Reporters Without Borders come to the aid of Ben Ali’s victims, whose names – such as Taoufik Ben Brick, Sihem Bensedrine and Zouhair Yahyaoui – are as a result well known.”Brussels used to have the decency, or the courage, to distinguish between Tunisia and the Tunisian regime, between the country’s successes and the turpitude of a ruling family that has the country in its grip, Ménard said. “Will we soon have to talk in the past tense of Europe’s boldness, which made it the best defender of Tunisia’s democrats? Will we have to resign ourselves to seeing the EU fall in with Jacques Chirac and his defence of the ‘democrat’ Bel Ali? It looks as though we will.”The only one honourable way out is to scrap this programme, Ménard concluded. “No one will find fault with that in these times of budgetary austerity. For once, saving money and moral imperative coincide.”An alternative way to help the Tunisian media, one that excludes the regime’s propaganda mouthpieces, has already been proposed to European bodies by Reporters Without Borders. This would be to help the few newspapers and TV stations that try to circulate alternative news from outside of Tunisia. News to go further February 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU advised to save money by scrapping “cynical” aid programme Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News November 12, 2019 Find out more Organisation News News RSF_en December 26, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Walkers reshuffles at the top

first_imgWalkers Shortbread chairman Peter Simpson has stepped down to be replaced by new non-executive chairman Michael Walker of financial public relations company Broadgate Marketing. He is not related to the Walker family that owns the business. Simpson stays on as non-executive director.The move comes as part of succession planning at Aberlour-based Walkers.Nicky Walker becomes production director and, in time, will take over many responsibilities from his father Joseph, who has been in sole charge of production since joining the company in the 1950s, the firm said.Nicky’s brother Richard has been appointed technical director while David Edwards has joined the company from Scottish & Newcastle as financial director.last_img read more

Runners eat to victory for relay race fundraiser

first_imgFew would think to combine donuts and a relay race, but that is exactly what happened on South Quad Sunday. The track and field team held the Riley Donut Run Sunday as a fundraiser for Riley Children’s Hospital. “We came up with the idea based of a fundraiser held at NC State,” junior Doug Onuscheck, the event organizer said. “There they run two miles, eat a dozen donuts and run two more miles. Risk management wouldn’t let us do that, so we shortened the run.” The donut run was a relay race where teams of four ran the length of South Quad, ate three donuts and ran back. The first team to have everyone finish won. “The first race is more of a fun run,” Onuscheck said. “The second race is more exciting and competitive.” Not all the participants were track team members or even runners. Some just decided to form teams because they thought it sounded like a good time or because the money was going to charity. “We joined at the last minute. We were just drawn into the event,” sophomore Chrissy Finkel said. Finkel and her team, Jump for Children, were excited to have a good time while raising money for charity. They were a last minute entry; one of their runners even wore jeans. “I didn’t even have to worry about trying to keep up, everyone was so much faster,” Finkel said. “It was just a really fun event.” While some teams were there for fun, others were there to support Riley and run a competitive race. Team Deca, made up of the decathletes on the track team, won the relay. They came out strong and at one point were almost a minute and a half ahead of the rest of the competition. The second place finisher was the team No Shirts, No Shoes, No Service, who are all jumpers on the track team. Rounding out the top three was Team Gryffindor, made up of two members of the track team, a student manager and a regular student. In the end, what really helped Team Deca clinch their victory was their donut eating strategy, especially that of senior Justin Schneider. “First I squished all three donuts into one big ball which I dunked in water. Then I squeezed the water out of the donuts into my mouth, which got rid of the sugar,” Schneider said. Other runners tried to shove all three donuts into their mouth at once. Some ate each one separately, but everyone had a great time comparing their eating strategy. This is the first year for the event and the track team was just trying to see how excited people would get before they set any goals for fundraising. “We aren’t sure how much we’ve made yet, we’re just kind rolling with it and seeing how it ends up,” Onuscheck said. Overall, the event was deemed a success, Onuscheck said.last_img read more

I am not the best mom, but a mom with purpose

first_imgI am not the best mom. I’m a good mom and a strong mom. I’m a take no-shit kind of mom. I say things – inappropriate things, snarky things, tongue-in-cheek kinds of things. I go my own direction in life. At times perhaps not the right direction, but it’s always with a purpose, nonetheless. But two things I excel at, two lessons I speak of ALL THE TIME to my girls who are 12 and 9, are as follows:Number one: Be true to yourself.Number two: Be intentional.Number one is important for so many reasons and, as simple as it sounds it always isn’t easy. Humans by nature are judgmental and assuming. It can be difficult to hold your ground or speak your mind when it is against the grain or against the norm. It’s difficult at 46 and even more so at 9 or 12. I tell my girls, shoulders back, chin up and go rock whatever (shit) it is you’re about to do (within reason and not illegal obviously).Number two is just as important and really goes hand-in-hand with number one. In today’s day and age of digital first communications, whether it be via email, lobby screens, text messages, social media, or images, being intentional to your brand is vital. Your brand can be your personal image and what you choose for people to see about you. It can also be the image of your credit union or whatever industry/company you represent. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more