Former Wales coach banned for betting breaches

first_img Rob Howley, former assistant coach to the Welsh rugby union team, has been suspended from the sport for 18 months, with nine suspended, after admitting to breaching anti-corruption and betting regulations. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland 16th December 2019 | By contenteditor Former Wales coach banned for betting breaches Topics: Legal & compliance People Sports betting Rob Howley, former assistant coach to the Welsh rugby union team, has been suspended from the sport for 18 months, with nine suspended, after admitting to breaching anti-corruption and betting regulations.Howley has been sanctioned by an independent disciplinary panel appointed by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), after he admitted to multiple breaches of World Rugby Anti-corruption and Betting Regulations.Between November 2015 and September 2019, it was discovered that Howley placed 363 bets on rugby union games via accounts with Betway, William Hill and Ladbrokes. These bets were placed using the mobile phone given to him in his role as assistant coach, and using his WRU email address.He placed 200 bets with William Hill, 13 with Ladbrokes, and 150 with Betway – the operator which alerted the WRU to Howley’s activity. This prompted his immediate suspension from coaching duties with the Welsh team in the run-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.With his contract due to end following the tournament, this resulted in his premature departure from the Welsh Rugby set-up after 11 years.Among the bets placed were a number on the Welsh team, including some player-specific bets, with Howley admitting that he was aware that to bet on the sport constituted a breach of World Rugby regulations.According to World Rugby regulation 6.3.1, “no connected person shall, directly or indirectly, bet and/or attempt to bet on the outcome or any aspect of any connected event and/or receive and/or attempt to receive part or all of the proceeds of any such bet and/or any other benefit in relation to a bet.”From this activity, which he suggested had been triggered by a family tragedy, he lost an estimated £4,000.This could have seen Howley banned from any rugby union related activity for up to five years. However, the disciplinary panel took into consideration character statements issued by a number of high-profile figures, including former Wales head coach Warren Gatland, Welsh international Jonathan Davies, and Scottish national team player and coach Sir Ian McGeechan.While the panel concluded a suspension was unavoidable, it was satisfied that a ban of 18 months, was a proportionate punishment. The nine-month suspension is backdated to the time of his initial withdrawal from coaching duties, on 16 September, meaning he will be able to return to the game on or after 16 June, 2020.“To insist that he serve a further immediate period of suspension before returning to coaching would, he submits, be disproportionate,” the panel explained.“A further period of immediate suspension would be unduly punitive in his submission and it would likely impact adversely on Mr Howley’s well-being.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Tags: Mobilelast_img read more

MRG orders UK affiliates to cease casino promotions

first_img MRG orders UK affiliates to cease casino promotions William Hill-owned MRG has ordered its UK affiliates to cease promotions for its Mr Green UK casino and live casino products with immediate effect.MRG said in an email to affiliates titled “Important: UK Compliance” and subtitled “urgent request” that the order is in response to recent changes in compliance.The operator said the order will apply to all materials promoting the products, including banners, text links, pop-ups and social posts.MRG added that the move does not affect Mr Green’s UK-facing sports betting activities, with MRG to replace all Mr Green casino and live casino banners with sportsbook adverts.“We are working hard to resolve this issue and will be sure to let you know once you are able to promote Mr Green UK casino and live casino once again,” MRG said in an email to affiliate partners.“We kindly ask that if you see any casino or live casino banners still on your site, to let your account manager know.”When contacted by iGaming Business for comment, William Hill’s communication director Ciaran O’Brien said the decision is simply due to the operator switching to a new affiliate platform.MRG and O’Brien did not provide any detail on the compliance issue that it referred to in the email, but the halting of promotions comes after William Hill in November last year became one of a number of leading operators to declare their support for a new safer gambling initiative.Aimed at addressing the harm gambling can cause to consumers and young people, the ‘Safer Gambling Commitments’ has been designed to support the GB Gambling Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.Measures include operators working together to develop new codes of conduct for direct and affiliate marketing and sponsorship activities.William Hill, which acquired MRG in January 2019, was joined by the likes of Aspers, bet365, Caesars, Flutter Entertainment (Paddy Power Betfair), Genting, GVC (Ladbrokes and Coral), Playtech, Rank Group, Sky Betting & Gaming in committing to the initiative. Regions: UK & Ireland William Hill-owned MRG has ordered its UK affiliates to cease promotions for its Mr Green UK casino and live casino products with immediate effect. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Strategy 4th February 2020 | By contenteditor Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

Government approves return of English sport

first_imgSports betting Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Government approves return of English sport Topics: Sports betting The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has given the green light for professional sports in England to resume from today (1 June), with the first horse racing meeting since mid-March to take place at Newcastle this afternoon.center_img The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has given the green light for professional sports in England to resume from today (1 June), with the first horse racing meeting since mid-March to take place at Newcastle this afternoon.All domestic sports leagues and competitions have been cancelled or postponed since the UK went into lockdown on 23 March, though many events were put on hold before the government implemented its measures to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).In recent weeks, a number of major UK sporting organisations set out plans to resume activities when permitted by the government. Football’s Premier League last week said it intended to restart on 17 June, while the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) published a revised fixture list starting from 1 June.Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden yesterday confirmed that professional sports can now resume, albeit under significant restrictions, with all events to take place behind closed doors.Among the other measures are regular testing for anyone involved with events, social distancing where possible, a one-way system for the movement of people and vehicles at venues, as well as competitions and organisations appointing a Covid-19 officer to oversee these measures.“This is a significant moment for British sport,” Dowden said. “By working with clinicians every step of the way, we are creating the safest possible environments for everyone involved.“This guidance provides the safe framework for sports to resume competitions behind closed doors. It is now up to individual sports to confirm they can meet these protocols and decide when it’s right for them to restart.”Racing will restart from this afternoon, with Newcastle Recourse to host a 10-race meeting from 13:00pm British Summer Time. Newcastle will stage another meeting tomorrow, while Kempton Park will also host its first meeting since before lockdown.The BHA praised the government for allowing sport to resume, saying that the return of racing will save livelihoods and businesses across the industry. Races will be run in line with new guidelines, developed by BHA chief medical adviser Dr Jerry Hill with Public Health England and medical officers from other sports.“This is an important stage towards a complete return for our industry and will help protect livelihoods and businesses,” said BHA chief executive Nick Rust.“The timing is crucial for the breeding sector and we thank the government and officials at DCMS and Public Health England for their assistance in planning a safe return to racing. There is still a tough battle ahead before we can get fully back in business but this is a resilient and world-leading industry and we are ready for the task.”The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, also welcomed the government’s clearance, with chief executive Delia Bushell saying that resuming racing is vital for many livelihoods.Bushell said: “The lockdown has been an incredibly hard period for our industry and it will be a long road back to recovery. Across British Racing, a huge amount of planning, effort and care has gone into ensuring we are ready to resume fixtures in the most responsible way.“While we are not a human-contact sport, extensive plans are nevertheless in place to create the safest possible environment for participants. And as our horses have been kept exercised for their welfare throughout the suspension period, we’re able to resume quickly.” 1st June 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: I’d buy these 5%+ high-dividend-yield UK shares for my ISA

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Investor confidence remains in intensive care following the 2020 stock market crash. Many share-pickers feel conflicted over what to do next. Buy UK shares today and risk watching them sink again as Covid-19 batters the global economy? Or put your money somewhere more stable, but which yield staggeringly-poor returns like a Cash ISA?I personally think the stock market crash provides a rare opportunity for you and I to supercharge our eventual returns. Some top-quality UK shares have been grossly oversold as investors hit the panic button. This allows proactive share-pickers to nip in, grab a bargain, and watch these stocks jump in value as economic conditions improve and profits rise.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…3 dirt-cheap UK shares on my watchlistBy following a few sound tips you can minimise the chances of your UK shares falling again in the near term too.You can buy stocks with defensive or counter-cyclical operations that make profits even when the economy splutters. Buying companies with competitive advantages (or economic moats), like cutting-edge products or low-cost bases, is another good idea. And snapping up UK shares trading below their intrinsic value offers a margin of safety.Here are a few UK shares I think are brilliant bargains for ISA investors to buy right now. They’re particularly attractive stocks for those seeking huge dividend yields as well.Sabre Insurance Group currently trades on an undemanding forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15 times. Considering its role as an ultimate ‘peace of mind’ stock, I think this represents good value. The car insurance provider shouldn’t expect demand for its legally-required services to sink even as the economy nosedives. One final thing. This UK share carries a near-7% dividend yield for 2020.Buying Greencoat Wind UK is another sound pick for value investors. As well as boasting a forward P/E multiple of 12 times, this wind farm investment fund boasts a 5% dividend yield. I don’t just consider this utilities play a great buy for the here-and-now though, as rising demand for low-carbon energy sources should drive profits for years to come.Recent news flow from Gateley suggests it should thrive despite the souring British economy too. The legal services provider said in May that many of its counter-cyclical service lines, like restructuring and dispute resolution, have been “extremely busy” of late. And it’s redeployed some of its staff to capitalise on this development. Today, the UK share carries a meaty 9% dividend yield and boasts a corresponding P/E ratio of 7 times. I’d buy it in an ISA as the British economy cools.More top ISA buysGateley et al are top dividend stocks to buy despite the economic downturn. And you’ll find even more by browsing The Motley Fool’s large library of special reports. I reckon the 2020 stock market crash provides a terrific opportunity for you and I to make a fortune by buying cheap UK shares. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Greencoat UK Wind. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Royston Wild | Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Stock market crash: I’d buy these 5%+ high-dividend-yield UK shares for my ISA Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

DeSantis’ wish list: Projects, ports, a $1,000 ‘thank you’ for Florida…

first_img Another fishy story is that the $ 5000.00 big bass named Jim Thomas has been caught during a fishing tournament in the Harris Chain in Lake Apopka…..uh huh, and that female fish was minus what? ….3 pounds of roe??? Fishy, fishy, fishy…lol Gov. Ron DeSantis replaces his mask after speaking during a news conference at a COVID-19 testing site, Jan. 6, 2021; AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee By John Haughey, The Center Square  March 19, 2021 at 6:56 pm TENITA REID Please enter your name here TENITA REID Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAmerican Rescue PlanBusinessCOVID-19DisbursementFirst RespondersFundsGovernor Ron DeSantisPandemicThe Center Square Previous article7th annual study identifies ‘Best Value Colleges’ in FloridaNext articleApopka: You have a ‘right to know’, reminds Orange Co. Clerk of Court during Sunshine Week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Anonymous Reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate March 18, 2021 at 12:08 pm 4 COMMENTS TENITA REID I am living through every day in the streets socializing and interacting with every other person in this country where’s my thousand dollars for being able to be on the streets. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Governor Ron DeSantis wants to spend $4.1 billion in federal pandemic assistance to boost state ports, augment “resilience” spending and send every law enforcement officer, paramedic and firefighter in Florida each a $1,000 “thank you” payment. The Anatomy of Fear March 19, 2021 at 7:06 pm Reply Reply Re-elected, sorry…….my boo boo. DeSantis on Tuesday outlined his priorities for partially allocating the state’s share of the $17 billion-plus Florida governments will receive from the $1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue’ COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden last week.Nearly $7 billion in ‘American Rescue’ funds will be disbursed to Florida municipalities. Cities statewide are expecting $1.4 billion, counties $4.1 billion and other local governments, such as water districts, will collect about $1.3 billion.DeSantis’ $4.1 billion supplemental spending request leaves Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Legislature with expansive discretion in distributing up to $6 billion in one-time federal funding.Included in the governor’s request is $72 million for behavioral health services, $73.2 million to update the state’s failed CONNECT unemployment system, $185 million for workforce training, nearly $1 billion to the state Transportation Work Program, $1 billion to the Resilient Florida Grant Program and $1 billion to create an Emergency Management Response Fund.DeSantis earmarks $208.4 million to give the state’s first responders at least $1,000 each as “a thank you,” he said.“We know the pandemic put a lot of strain on our first responders – EMTs, sworn law enforcement, firefighters – so we believe we should recognize their sacrifice,” he said.The governor also wants $260 million allocated to the state’s 15 seaports. Florida’s $117.6 billion maritime industry, the nation’s second-largest, has been roiled by the pandemic, particularly its $8 billion a year cruise-line component.“That is an amount equal to the losses they’ve accrued during the pandemic through February of 2021,” DeSantis said, noting cruise ships remain under a year-long no-sail-order mandated by the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.“I wanted them to start sailing long ago,” he said. “I think they should be able to sail, and we want to see them sail but nevertheless, that’s taken an enormous amount of toll on our seaports.”The governor said the state expects to receive initial ‘American Rescue’ funds before the 2021 legislative session adjourns in May but other allocations will follow into summer.DeSantis theorized there could be a special session before the fiscal year begins July 1 to discuss strategies for investing the non-recurring federal plug.He has suggested lawmakers, who have seen a two-year $2.7 billion revenue shortfall morph into budget surplus topping $3 billion, dedicate some of the $5-to-$6 billon at their discretion to state “rainy day” reserves.DeSantis said he has spoken with House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, Palm Harbor.“I know they have different ideas,” he said. “But I think … there’ll be broad agreement between both chambers as well as my office.”“The Speaker has expressed a strong desire to act on many of the items the governor outlined in the letter sent today, including creating an emergency preparedness fund to ensure Florida is always ready and investments in flooding resilience and our workforce,” Sprowls’ spokeswoman Jenna Sarkissian said.Simpson wants to use ‘American Rescue’ money to supplement the state’s unemployment trust fund and stimulate the economy with local projects, including road construction, water improvements and resilience planning – similar in aspiration to what DeSantis seeks but, he cautioned, lawmakers will decide the details.“Obviously it takes a lot of the pressure off of the entire system of the state of Florida by these dollars coming in, because it will stimulate the economy, which will produce additional sales tax,” Simpson said. Governor DeSantis wish list…..a goal of getting re-electioned by giving away a $ 1000 dollars per first responder……don’t thank the governor, thank Joe Biden for the federal money, that DeSantis is blowing through…..just like a drunken sailor! March 19, 2021 at 6:59 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

House in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratory

first_img Landscape: Projects “COPY” Area:  427 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratorySave this projectSaveHouse in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratory Manufacturers: Kaldewei, Vectorworks, Gaggenau, Toto, Acor, IOC Flooring, LIXIL , nittai-kogyo, takachiho-shirasu Save this picture!© Kazushi Hirano+ 29Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: uemachi laboratory Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Japan “COPY” Photographs Mitsumasa Sadakata Houses 2016 House in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratory Japan Photographs:  Kazushi Hirano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Construction: Araki Landscape Architectural Office, Yoshitaka Makimura Design Team:Mitsumasa SadakataStructure:Shigeru TsuchiyaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoRecommended ProductsMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. This house is for couples. The site is in the suburbs of Osaka City. There was a 70-year-old house on the site, but this time I was asked to demolish this house and rebuild a new wooden structure. Usually, only the couple live in this house, but there are many opportunities to get together with relatives. Whether it is used by only two people or when a large number of people gather, we have designed with just the right size and gentle separation of public and private.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoSave this picture!© Kazushi HiranoThe owner was also attached to his old house, and there was a request to keep as many trees in the garden as possible. Although the house will be demolished, the trees in the garden can be brought closer to their lives, leaving the memory of the appearance of the former building. In the place where the former building had its entrance, we created an outdoor lobby that connects the newly rebuilt house and the existing three-story house in a semi-outdoor environment. It serves as a common entrance that gently connects the two households. The three-story house has been renovated and the son’s family lives there.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoRegarding the view of the garden, instead of looking over the entire garden, we make windows so that you can see it as a natural landscape cut out from each place. From the front of the outdoor lobby, you can see the green reflected in the water from your feet so that you can see through the lattice, and in the entrance hall, you can see the green that spreads horizontally from the ground window. The owner wanted the house to be unobtrusive and as comfortable as the landscape in the garden. We worked with the Araki Landscape Architectural Office to explore the relationship between garden and architecture.Save this picture!© Kazushi HiranoProject gallerySee allShow lessNDC House / Tropical SpaceSelected ProjectsArchitecture & the Media Online Conference: Oliver Wainwright, Iwan Baan, Spirit of …Conference Share SEEDSCASA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939131/house-in-amagasaki-uemachi-laboratory Clipboard Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939131/house-in-amagasaki-uemachi-laboratory Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeuemachi laboratoryOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 11, 2020Cite: “House in Amagasaki / uemachi laboratory” 10 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?大阪郊区住宅,与花园结合的浮窗 / uemachi laboratory是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fundraising – a space oddity

And you thought a sponsored cycle ride across Asia was a prestigious fundraising event. We have now all been outclassed, it would seem, by Welsh businessman Peter Llewelyn, who plans a sponsored journey into space. And you thought a sponsored cycle ride across Asia was a prestigious fundraising event. We have now all been outclassed, it would seem, by Welsh businessman Peter Llewelyn, who plans a sponsored journey into space. Mr Llewelyn will fly to the Mir space station as a sponsored effort to raise funds for a hospital for children in Moscow.News of the event broke earlier than Mr Llewelyn planned, and there is some doubt that the flight will go ahead, according to the Russian space agency. Still, if it comes off, beware supporters encouraging you to sponsor Mr Llewelyn by the mile. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 April 1999 | News Fundraising – a space oddity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

Muslim Aid campaign asks people to make their Zakat count this Ramadan

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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. Tagged with: Ramadan Muslim Aid is aiming to raise £6 million this Ramadan with a campaign asking people to make their Zakat count by donating it to support the charity’s work. Zakat is a religious obligation for all adult Muslims who meet the criteria. It is usually calculated as 2.5% of income for those whose personal wealth, or what they own, is more than the cut off amount.The pre-Ramadan campaign has already gone live across Muslim Aid’s digital channels, and with a direct mail supporters’ pack. A mixed marketing campaign will run across the UK during the month of Ramadan, on over 150 billboards, 385 bus rear panels, and outdoor digital boards around the country in locations including Bradford Shopping Centre, the M25 and the Birmingham flyover. The campaign will also run in print advertising in national and community newspapers, live television appeals on Channel S and the Islam channel and across Muslim Aid’s social media channels. Celebrity chefs Madhur Jaffrey and Ainsley Harriott are also supporting the campaign by sharing special recipes, for both the breakfast (Suhoor) and sunset meals (Iftar), to help people as they fast this Ramadan. These recipes are being used in the direct mail as well as across Muslim Aid’s digital channels and in selected publications. Rosina Louafi, Creative Director at Muslim Aid said: “We, at Muslim Aid have put the donors at the heart of our creative campaign, and aim to capture the positive feelings associated with Ramadan and giving Zakat. We believe our supporters will identify and relate to the strong eye-catching imagery and are now looking forward to seeing this roll out, as we have set ourselves an ambitious target of increasing our fundraising by an additional 20% this year.”  191 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 8 May 2018 | News Muslim Aid campaign asks people to make their Zakat count this Ramadanlast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders condemns assault on film-maker Benchetrit and demands investigation

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 28, 2021 Find out more News News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Follow the news on Israel June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders said it was “shocked” by a brutal attack on award-winning Israeli documentary-maker David Benchetrit in front of the defence ministry in Tel Aviv, that has left him unable to walk for six months.The international press freedom organisation sent a letter on 26 April to the Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz, demanding a “swift and full investigation to find and punish those responsible for this unacceptable violence.”Benchetrit, who is currently making a film about “refuzniks”- Israeli soldiers, who as conscientious objectors refuse to serve in the Palestinian territories – was attacked on 21 April on his way to a meeting with defence ministry spokesperson Ruth Yaron.His wife, Sini Bar David, described what happened : “He was waiting on the pavement opposite the ministry when a security guard approached him and ordered him to identify himself, then struck him when he did not comply quickly enough.” Three more security staff then appeared and rained blows on him with their fists and butts of their guns.”In 30 years of covering wars, I have been injured several times, but I have never been as afraid as I was then and this round the corner from my home,” Benchetrit told Reporters Without Borders by telephone.”I don’t know if the guards recognised me and wanted revenge for my documentaries or if they thought I was an Arab because of my beard. In either case, it is extremely worrying that such a thing should happen in a democratic state,” he said.Following the attack, Benchetrit was taken by ambulance to Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv where surgeons found his right leg was very badly damaged and required surgery that took four and a half hours. Doctors said he will not be able to walk again for six months, but were unable to say yet if there was a risk he would be permanently lame.”Whether it was a racist attack or for political reasons, since Benchetrit’s documentaries tackle controversial subjects within Israeli society, the seriousness of this incident demands a strong and public reaction,” the international press freedom organisation concluded in its letter to the defence minister.Benchetrit has for many years produced hard-hitting documentaries on sensitive topics such as discrimination against Sephardic Jews in Israel, the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian uprising and the oppression of Palestinian women. Help by sharing this information April 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns assault on film-maker Benchetrit and demands investigation News Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimeslast_img read more