National League 2 North round 6 review

first_imgLoughborough Students’ stay of absence from the summit of Two North lasted only one week after they ran in nine tries in a 67-27 win over Kendal toleapfrog Fylde in the table. Minus Jason Robinson, who failed a late fitness test, Fylde slipped to their first defeat of the season at home to Leicester Lions.The Lions won 32-30 and they now lie in third, just behind Westoe. A first half try double for Matt Smith helped Westoe to a 27-19 win over Harrogate.The Lions and Westoe put their 100% records on the line when they meet each other at Lutterworth Road on Saturday, while Loughborough will be mindful ofthe attacking threat posed by Harrogate. Fylde travel to Nuneaton who are still searching for their first win and were well- beaten at Huddersfield last time out.Huddersfield, 57-13 winners, easily preserved their unbeaten home record and wing James Wood grabbed a hat- trick. They are now seventh – one point and LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mark Pease scored twice as Morley followed up last week’s encouraging display against Loughborough with their first win of the season: a 27-14 success atbasement side Manchester. Morley will be confident of doubling up against Rugby Lions while Manchester travel to Kendal.center_img one place above Hull – their next opponent.Preston Grasshoppers notched 50 points for the second successive week in winning 50-24 at Rugby Lions. ‘Hoppers now host a Hull Ionians side whose ownrecent good form came to a halt against Luctonians. Luctonians play Caldy.last_img read more

France gamble by calling up inexperienced Remy Grosso

first_img France’s wing Remy Grosso attends a press conference ahead of France v Romania Uncapped Castres winger Remy Grosso replaces injured Yoann Huget in the France squad LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS He looked miles off the pace in the warm-up game with England at Twickenham, so Grosso has every chance of coming straight into the starting lineup for the pool decider against Ireland.The Castres winger is an intriguing prospect. He first caught the eye in a struggling Lyon side before a move that saw his career stall somewhat.Powerfully built and very strong, he’s in a similar mould to Huget, with a little less subtlety and obviously far less experience.With nine tries for Castres last season, he showed his nose for the try-line, and he already has one this year in three Top 14 games.He also spent the summer playing for France’s Sevens side as they made it to the Olympics with victories in the European qualifiers.center_img In four years in charge of France, Philippe Saint-André has used 82 players – one fewer than his predecessor Marc Lièvremont.Over the next fortnight, Saint-André should equal Lièvremont’s record after he called up uncapped winger Rémy Grosso to replace the injured Yoann Huget.The loss of the Toulouse winger is huge for les Bleus. While he is a controversial character, and his appearance in the tournament was not welcomed by all, Huget was in fine form.His combination of pace and power, as well as a mean sidestep, made him a threat for France, who are short of options out wide.It was on one of those trademark sidesteps that he suffered a torn ACL, and his season looks to be over as a result.That left Saint-André with just two wingers in his squad, the supremely talented if a little infuriating Noa Nakaitaci, and Bordeaux flyer Sofiane Guitoune.The latter was something of a surprise inclusion, having earned a call-up back in 2013 but has since suffered a string of injuries, making just one appearance during the Six Nations. That appeared to help him, and he’s looked very difficult to stop so far this season. He’ll miss Wednesday’s clash with Romania because of World Rugby’s replacement regulations, but expect him to have some fun against a poor Canada side in the third round of matches.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Love, and laundry: Ministries offer hospitality to homeless guests

first_img Rev. Mike Bell says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Love, and laundry: Ministries offer hospitality to homeless guests Poverty & Hunger Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Carol Reeves in Ewa Beach, HI says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. Margaret Moore says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments are closed. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm Immediately I want to help get something going like this in my small town in northern Michigan. We don’t have the homeless or street people, but we have no shortage of the poor. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm What a fabulous ministry! It is my experience with homeless folk, other out-of -luck people, and the elderly or sick at home that LAUNDRY presents one of the greatest, generally ignored problems. Few public services help with laundry. THIS is a ministry consistent with the gospel mandate. I can visually see that problem when on the street or visiting for pastoral care, but just like most people I’m reluctant to personally touch laundry that might seem too dirty: But we have been gifted by the Divine with gloves! This may not be the final frontier for Christian ministry, but not many have gone there before. Good for you!Peggy Moore+ May 27, 2015 at 3:07 am I have felt this year-long “craving” to do the laundry for the many homeless families in Hawaii, but had no clue to find a “square one.” I praise the Lord that on my anniversary of receiving this longing passion, this was shared to me by a loving sister in Christ. With great joy, I started creating all the records that will be needed to make the first move, and to share this with my church family!! I know the Lord shall supply all our needs according to His riches in glory, and all these blessings will be added, when we first “seek the kingdom of God.”Great Inspiration!!! Many to follow Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 center_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (3) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Pat McCaughanPosted Mar 12, 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH A volunteer helps a client load her washing machine at the Venice Beach Laundry Love on the last Monday in January.[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] There’s an exciting ministry washing over the Episcopal church in the Diocese of Los Angeles; it’s called Laundry Love and it brings together congregations and homeless guests over hospitality and laundry.The line begins to form about 5 p.m. outside the Beach Coin Laundry in Huntington Beach, on the second Wednesday of each month.And it keeps growing — with homeless men and women, the working poor, those on fixed incomes, or just plain down on their luck, single moms and their children — guests who welcome Laundry Love Huntington Beach as much for the community as the clean clothes.Giovana, a single mother, accompanied by two of her four children, said her January visit was the first time she had participated in Laundry Love. She drove around the block several times before working up the nerve to park and approach the line.About 7 p.m., before the laundry actually begins, she and other guests are invited inside, first come, first served, where they receive several bags of groceries, and her children — Kayla, 6, and José, 3 — receive crayons and coloring books.“A friend of mine told me about this last month, but I just couldn’t believe it was for real,” Giovana says. “Even tonight, I didn’t bring all my dirty clothes; I started not to stop, started not to come in at all, but then I just decided to take a chance.”Offering a chance for clean clothing is just one aspect of Laundry Love’s mission; the rest is community, health and wellness, according to Steve Bruce, who is married to Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce.He, along with Christian and Shannon Kassoff, and another couple, Matt and Connie Martin, organized the ministry two years ago. It began as an outreach of thom’s, an emerging ministry that grew from St. Wilfrid of York, Huntington Beach and St. John’s, Rancho Santa Margarita and is dedicated to service.“When we first started forming thom’s, we said for sure we wanted to have some sort of community presence, community outreach … and this just seemed the right fit,” Bruce said. He serves as a kind of “hospitality ambassador” inviting all sorts of groups — church and otherwise — to support the ministry through volunteering and donation.“I tell them that this is what Jesus was inviting us to do, to get out of our churches and into the community and to get to know the community and help your neighborhood,” he said. “For me it’s a personal transformation to sit down and listen to the stories of the homeless and the working poor, those who are disabled. For me, the Holy Spirit always shows up and it just feels like a great thing for me to do.”Healthier eating, healthier livingThis particular evening, Jan. 8, begins and ends with food — groceries purchased by Laundry Love from the Second Harvest Food Bank are distributed to guests before the laundry starts — and a hot meal is offered once the washers and dryers are spinning.Groceries are sorted by category — canned goods, boxed pastas, pancake flour and syrup and other items for guests with access to stoves and refrigerators, who can prepare their own meals — and ready-to-eat food for those living in vehicles or on the streets.Volunteers from local churches and faith institutions bag and distribute the groceries at Shannon Kassoff’s invitation. “I’ll bring people in one at a time,” she tells volunteers.“Sometimes they have large families and I’ll tell you how many bags to give them. If they are a family of seven, they’re welcome to have seven bags. OK, I’m going to start bringing people in.”Next up is the laundry orientation for volunteers, like Tracy Heffelman, also a first-timer. She was attending a Surf City Rotary meeting earlier that day where the Kassoffs made a presentation about a separate heartfelt endeavor — completion of a seven-classroom, 320-student school they helped build in the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.“They were talking about an upcoming trip to Tanzania and then at the end, they mentioned Laundry Love,” Heffelman said. “I said, ‘this is awesome’. I live nearby, I want to help out, so here I am.”Others, like Salim Majeed and several members of the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove, are here to observe the operation and replicate it in their own neighborhood.“This is a good cause and we want to give back to the community,” Majeed said. “We feel obligated to be part of what’s going on,” he said.‘Clean clothes and conversation’One of Damian Kassoff’s responsibilities tonight is to be “the quarter person.”“I make the change on the change machine,” explains Kassoff, 13. “I make the change, put it in the bag. When my mother assigns positions I give quarters to the people who wait for someone to do their load, depending on how many quarters there are.“My job is doing this and talking to people and putting music on.” It is David Bowie’s birthday, he adds, and also Elvis Presley’s. In tribute, throughout the evening the sounds of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” and Presley’s “All Shook Up” and “Burning Love” fill in the gaps around the conversations.Everyone is expected to talk with the guests, Shannon Kassoff tells the volunteers who include members of the outreach ministry from St. George’s, Laguna Hills, and the youth group from the Church of the Messiah, Santa Ana and elsewhere.“This month marks Laundry Love’s second year,” she begins, amid applause. “We cannot do it without your help. Laundry Love is an opportunity for people to come and get some clean clothes but more than that, to just be in community. A lot of people who come have been coming here for two years so we know them well.“It’s not the task, it’s about hanging out and talking to them. Cool, let’s get started.”The Kassoffs live near the laundromat, according to Christian, 44, a full-time information technology manager, who supervises 14 employees in a family-owned business. When they aren’t engaged in outreach work, Shannon serves as a yoga instructor, he says. He also is the diocesan representative for Episcopal Relief & Development and a member of the diocesan Program Group on Global Partnerships.They will also be leading, along with the Rev. Julie Bryant of Transfiguration, Arcadia, an educational/information trip to El Salvador from Aug. 1-8 this year, he said.Christian serves as the “outside guy” keeping track of the line while Shannon supervises volunteers inside. The Martins have typically cooked and served up the hot meals.Inside, Shannon assigns tasks based on availability: those who need to leave earlier, help with the wash. Those who are available until about 10 p.m. are on dryer duty.While passing out quarters, post-it notes, dryer fabric softener sheets and laundry soap, she offers further instructions and a few reminders borne of experience: “Make sure the door is locked and latched, otherwise it’ll all come spilling out.”The sticky notes are to keep track of who’s using which machine. “When I bring people in, I will introduce you by name, you’ll have a sticky note, put their name on it and put it on their machine.”And, always ask first.“Ask them if they want us to use our soap,” she continues. “Sometimes they have their own, because they may have allergies or sensitivities. Hang onto quarters; you’re putting the quarters in for them and keeping track of them.”Says Christian: “For the dryers you’re going to start with two quarters and ask them if they want a dryer sheet. Once it stops, have them check the load and if we need to put more quarters in, we will. Talk to Shannon for anything extra. Let her know before you run out of quarters.”Steve Bruce offers an opening prayer, and other words of respectful wisdom. “Ask,” he says, “always ask people if they want help to take their clothes out.”Shannon agrees. “Yes, we are helping them, but they are essentially doing their own laundry and some people are particular about their things being touched. Ask, ‘can I help you fold these items or take them out?’ Most of the time, they want help.”Volunteers wear name tags; T-shirts are available for sale. There is a Facebook page, and Laundry Love Huntington Beach has already helped launch a similar venture in Venice Beach and is consulting on additional ones, in Silver Lake and Garden Grove and elsewhere.Volunteers Angelo of thad’s, left, and Christian Kassoff of thom’s chat with a guest at the Venice Beach Laundry Love as volunteer Steve Bruce, center, stands ready to supply other clients with detergent.A ‘slightly chaotic’ movement, in Venice BeachScott Claassen calls Laundry Love Venice Beach, a ministry of thad’s, “slightly chaotic … but it allows folks to get to know one another and to share the experience of ‘I’m doing something I’m not in complete control of and I’m really putting myself out there’.”thad’s grew out of the Rev. Jimmy Bartz’s ministry at All Saints, Beverly Hills in 2006 and has occupied numerous locations, before settling on the current one, the Writer’s Boot Camp at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica.After a volunteer night at Laundry Love Huntington Beach last summer, Claassen, a thad’s lay associate pastor said: “our community fell in love with it and we said, ‘look, why aren’t we doing this?’”There were a few bumps along the way — the first Laundromat that agreed to work with them “decided they did not want to bring the greater homeless population there,” Claassen said. But they found another location “and we end up packing the Laundromat on a night they wouldn’t have much business. It works out well.”They average around 30 volunteers and 70 guests when they gather on the last Monday evenings of the month, he said. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and ends about 10 p.m. They provide a simple meal but no groceries, at least not yet, he said.Laundry Love began about 10 years ago in Ventura County and has since expanded across the nation, to more than 100 such ministries, according to the Kassoffs. While the ministry has a very practical side, of helping people get clean clothes, it also “opens people up to an experience of God’s love in our lives,” Claassen said.“The majority of the folks are homeless or living in shelters and most of them are on the streets but, definitely, we have some folks that have jobs. In fact, we ordered pizza and the pizza deliveryman was somebody who had been a guest the prior time.“He was so excited. He came in and was serving the pizza up with everyone, he was very grateful.”He added that: “We are doing laundry for people and it’s helping them alleviate their economic pressures. We’re also providing an area where people from our community and from thad’s community and the greater Venice population can interact in a safe and engaging environment. To me, that’s where the real gold is—the emphasis is on love, not laundry.”He added: “I want to emphasize what a privilege it is to do this every month and how much it has meant for the thad’s community. We’ve really grown from being able to step out and talk with folks and engage the community in that way. We’ve had folks from Laundry Love show up at thad’s. It has enriched our community to put ourselves out there and to be willing to change.”Jesse, 43, a blues singer and electric guitar player who lives in his van, says his music mirrors his life: “It’s about destruction, chaos.”The pony-tailed former concrete and metal trades worker hums and plays recorded renditions of his music while waiting for his wash to finish. He has never fully recovered from on-the-job injuries and now “I’m completely broke,” he says.Laundry Love is a bright spot in what has been, for him, a whole lot of darkness. “I have severe allergies. If my clothes get dusty, I break out in painful rashes. This helps me. I have medical problems, problems people don’t understand. I experience chronic pain; I only sleep about two to three hours a night, because of muscle spasms. It makes your blues become deeper. I feel ready to die at 43.”For Kat, who lives in the neighborhood and is on a fixed income, Laundry Love makes the difference when she runs short before the end of the month. It helps with prescription medication, and those little extras, like buying her dad a birthday gift this month.“It is so uplifting for me to be here,” she said. “It’s so encouraging. I feel less strife in my life.”LuzAna Figueroa said it was important for the Church of the Messiah’s @youth group to participate in Laundry Love.“We wanted to show them that they can be the change in the community we’d all like to see,” she said. “If you don’t teach kids, if you don’t expose the to compassion, then those core values get lost in the mix.”One of the students, Jesus agreed. “I enjoy helping people out,” he said. “This is not half-hearted. It’s hands on. You get to interact with everyone. You get a sense of how this is helping someone. It’s an awesome program.”Meanwhile, Troy, 49, goes to the barbershop next door for a much-needed haircut. The barber cuts children’s hair for free; Laundry Love pays $8 for adult haircuts. “It helps me out a lot,” he said of Laundry Love. “I really like it.”Shannon Kassoff said it takes about $500 to pull off one Laundry Love event; about 15 volunteers are needed for an average of about 70 guests, she said. The ministry survives through T-shirt sales, and donations, of money, laundry products, and the hot meals, usually cooked by Matthew Martin.Tonight, dinner is chicken, rolls and salad and Shannon offers volunteers another word of wisdom: “We’re going to have dinner as soon as we get all the washing machines full. So, if you didn’t get a particular job, it would be helpful if you could go out and help serve dinner.“The other thing, if you don’t have a job you can go outside and hang out with the guests. That’s what it’s all about. That’s where it’s happening.” Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

SVP launches appeal as online donations fall

first_img Howard Lake | 26 November 2010 | News SVP launches appeal as online donations fall As the Society of Vincent de Paul (SVP) launched its annual appeal coming up to Christmas it has revealed that its online donations are down 30% on the previous year.SVP is one of Ireland’s largest welfare charities with an annual income of over €60 million, according to its last accounts.The figures for 2008 showed that the charity raised €13.4 million from donations, €11.7 million from church collections and €11.1 million from legacies. Fundraising events brought in €12.9 million while net shops income was €3.7 million. The accounts show that SVP had net current assets of €64.5 million and property valued at €132 million.Like many other charities, SVP says that calls for its help are up 50% this year in some areas.Individuals are being asked to support the SVP Give Hope annual appeal by donating money locally in 13 regional offices or online.www.svp.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Digital Individual giving Ireland  20 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.last_img read more

Givenomics: How giving creates sustainable success for companies’ customers and communities

first_img  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The result is Givenomics – a concept for those who want to see businesses as a force for good with new ways to engage their customer base’ customer empowerment to support their communities and new ways for community organisations to gain and maintain vital support in a tough climate.Richard Morris has been a pioneer in both Silicon Valley and the UK. Wanting to focus more on social impact he co-founded and manages TheGivingMachine, a not-for-profit social enterprise that enables people to shop and give for free to the causes of our choice. Givenomics: How giving creates sustainable success for companies’ customers and communities [amzn_product_post] Test Content DescriptionAre current business models part of the problem or part of the solution? Givenomics draws upon the experience of building a not for profit social enterprise called TheGivingMachine from an idea into a successful venture that has already generated its first half a million free donations to date.In looking at the social impact’ it was clear that there was something deeper at work in the way companies’ customers and communities were being connected to make a positive difference for all. Advertisement Howard Lake | 5 April 2013 | News 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.last_img read more

Call for a charity shop on Coronation Street

first_imgWhich charity shop?If ITV does see the sense in adding a charity shop, there is the question of which charity should be selected. Jayne Cartwright added some more thoughts, as she shared the idea with national and regional news organisations last night: Call for a charity shop on Coronation Street  243 total views,  3 views today She knows her Corrie history, recalling that there was a temporary charity shop in 1990: Various ideas have been suggested:a local North West England charityit could then become an annual or regular pitch so that other charities could in turn share the benefitsthe pitch could involve a viewers’ vote, perhaps with a premium line generating donations for the shortlisted charitiesthe Co-op and Costa Coffee could be invited to support the initiative The shop with its volunteers and customers would offer new opportunities for the TV soap’s writers and bring home the value of local charity shops to a nationwide audience.Cartwright explained: “Charity retail staff and 230,000 volunteers work so hard to raise income. A charity shop on Corrie would be a brilliant way to show its millions of viewers the commitment and love they have for their shops & customers, as well as the fun they all have!”Collaborating with corporate and retail fundraising consultant John Thompson, who created the successful #FirstFiver campaign in 2016 which raised an estimated £12.5 million, she then posted a Twitter vote. 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. One local charity joined in the conversation promptly last night:center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Both facades will be fully branded and open for business in Spring 2018 with other assets such as posters, bags and cups integrated across the soap. The new agreements also include digital and brand-licensing aspects for both brands, enabling them to use Coronation Street assets and extend the partnership off-air.Coronation Street charity?Cartwright suggested the addition of a charity shop in a tweet to ITV: A campaign is underway to persuade ITV to add a charity shop to Coronation Street. The street in fictional Weatherfield must be one of the few main streets in the UK not to have a charity shop.The campaign is the idea of Manchester-based Jayne Cartwright, founder of the Charity Retail Consultancy, which has advised and supported charity retailers for 25 years. She was inspired by the announcement that ITV had agreed partnerships with Costa Coffee and Co-op to appear on Coronation Street.  Viewers will see Co-op and Costa Coffee storefronts as part of a new extended Weatherfield set, joining the other shops and businesses in and around Coronation Street. John Thompson told UK Fundraising: “For many years Corrie has been a regular part of millions of viewers’ lives, an institution that reflects the ever changing social, cultural and economic issues of our time. Our high streets also reflect these and it would be apt that a charity shop took a rightful slot alongside a Co-op and a Costa thus reflecting the true reality of co-existing commercial and not-for-profit retail in our towns across the UK.”  244 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: Celebrity charity shops corporate North West Trading Howard Lake | 31 January 2018 | Newslast_img read more

May Day-LA: Senatorial candidate runs for the revolution

first_imgJohn Parker, socialist candidate U.S. Senate, speaks to May Day march in Los Angeles.Thousands joined several May Day marches in Los Angeles — the majority of participants from the city’s huge migrant population. All the marches in this multinational city were a defiant message of resistance against the continuing bigotry and legislative attacks on im/migrants and all workers by Washington.One demonstration and march began at MacArthur Park, initiated by Unión del Barrio and supported by California for Progress, Workers World Party, BAYAN-USA, the Association of Raza Educators and others. It drew 1,000 or more people and marched to the steps of City Hall for a closing rally.There, to a cheering crowd, John Parker, a longtime Workers World Party member who is the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, showed his campaign to be a different kind of senatorial race. He emphatically blamed the Democratic Party equally with the Republicans for the multiple crises of capitalism. He denounced the attacks on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), deportations, racism, and police murders of Black and Brown youth. And he pointed to the dissolution of the U.S. war machine and to peoples’ ownership of the means of production as the only way to full liberation for people of color and the working class.In a released statement, Parker said, “I’m running to quicken the pace of the revolutionary process liberating humanity from exploitation, oppression, poverty and war.”The other large Los Angeles march of the day, gathering at Pershing Square, was called by a coalition of trade unions, including the Teamsters, the Service Employees Union and others, and the migrant rights organization Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights. The crowd marched to a rally at the nearby Federal Immigration Detention Center.Later in the day, people gathered at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard for another protest that marched up Broadway, where tens of thousands of migrant workers make their living in the garment district. Two more protests took place in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles, where a brilliant battle is being waged against greedy landlords trying to gentrify the historically Latinx neighborhood.For more information on the John Parker senatorial campaign, go to https://www.facebook.com/parkerforsenate/FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Myanmar: RSF condemns illogical refusal to free Reuters reporters

first_img Receive email alerts US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture MyanmarAsia – Pacific Religious intoleranceProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisoned May 26, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Religious intoleranceProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisoned Organisation Help by sharing this information The UN, United States and European Union have all repeatedly called for the release of the two journalists. Bill Richardson, a veteran US diplomat who resigned in February from an international panel advising Suu Kyi’s government, said she became “furious” when he suggested freeing the two journalists. Six Myanmar civil society organizations addressed an open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last week criticizing its failure to address “virulent hate speech” and “vicious rumours” despite their having been repeatedly reported to Facebook by these organizations. On the eve of yesterday’s hearing, the army issued a statement announcing that seven soldiers had been sentenced to ten years of hard labour for their actions in Inn Dinn in “participating in murder.” The obstruction of journalists who have tried to cover this tragedy has been accompanied an enormous volume of violently anti-Muslim hate speech on Facebook. In March, UN human rights experts said Facebook had playing a “determining role” in fuelling the level of “dissension and conflict” in Myanmar. The testimony of prosecution witnesses was “not without some basis,” the judge said feebly, evading the compelling argument for dismissing the case against the two journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are accused of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act. The two journalists are paying for the professionalism of their investigative reporting on a massacre of Rohingya civilians by soldiers last September in the village of Inn Dinn, during operations in northwestern Rakhine state that the UN has described as “ethnic cleansing” and as containing “elements of genocide.” “What with fabricated evidence, procedural violations and changing testimony, everything in this case has been a crude manipulation orchestrated by the security services. If the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi wants to recover any semblance of international credibility, it must clearly show its commitment to press freedom by allowing these two journalists to be freed.” Wa Lone (left) and Kyaw Soe Oo have languished in prison for the past 120 days (photos: Ye Aung Thu and Aung Kyaw Htet / AFP). to go furthercenter_img ——————————————————————————–UpdateA police officer surprised a court today by saying Myanmar’s police set a trap for two Reuters journalists by giving them compromising documents. RSF hails the courage of Police Captain Moe Yan Naing in giving this testimony, which has finally shattered the walls of lies that the security services built around the case. The judge must now accept that he has no alternative but to free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. There can be no legal grounds for another refusal to release them.——————————————————————————– RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s illogical decision by a Yangon judge to reject a defence request for the release of two Reuters journalists who have been held arbitrarily since 12 December, and calls on the international community to step up the pressure on Myanmar. April 12, 2018 – Updated on April 20, 2018 Myanmar: RSF condemns illogical refusal to free Reuters reporters News May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar News RSF_en The current situation in Myanmar is a clear illustration, if any were needed, of how censorship and disinformation can frustrate all efforts to steer a country to democracy.Myanmar is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News Since last September, RSF has been pressing Suu Kyi about the press freedom violations in Myanmar resulting from the crisis that began in Rakhine state in August and prompted the flight of nearly 700,000 members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim community to neighbouring Bangladesh. News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar “There is absolutely no legal consistency between the judge’s decision and the conviction of ten soldiers announced the day before,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are facing the possibility of 14 years in prison for their reporting on a story that military authorities themselves have effectively recognized as accurate.last_img read more

Irish Water invests €1.3 million in Limerick service fleet

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsIrish Water invests €1.3 million in Limerick service fleetBy Editor – November 13, 2017 3019 Linkedin New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience TAGSCaroline CurleyFordIan O’MahonyIrish WaterLimerick City and County Councilnew vehiclesOpelPeugeot Twitter Advertisement Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Previous article2,000 Santa flights set for take-off from ShannonNext articleLimerick tech expert warns of cyber attacks Editor WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Print Facebook Mayor Stephen Keary with Ian O’Mahony of Irish Water at the handover of the new vans to Limerick City and County Council.Irish Water is investing €1.3 million upgrading its fleet of Water Services vans in Limerick City and County.The upgrade sees 59 new vans replacing the existing fleet of vehicles currently operating in the city and county which has an average age of more than eight years.The new vans will be operated by Limerick City and County Council staff working on behalf of Irish Water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Irish Water Limerick Operations manager Ian O’Mahony said the vehicles will enable personnel to carry out their work in a much safer and more efficient manner, ultimately improving its customer service.Ian O’Mahony, Irish Water; Mayor Stephen Keary and Caroline Curley, Limerick City and County Council taking delivery of the new Irish Water vehicles.“Having a safe, properly managed modern fleet will enable more effective inspection, servicing and maintenance of Irish Water’s water and wastewater assets throughout Limerick. This fleet will also enable staff to respond to emergencies much quicker, in line with all regulatory requirements.Limerick City and County Council director of services Caroline Curley, said that the new vans will ensure that their staff can continue to provide top class delivery of water and wastewater services to the people of Limerick city and county.At the handover of the new Irish Water vans were Tom Tarpey, Limerick Council; Caroline Curley, Limerick Council; John Farrell, Irish Water; Mayor Stephen Keary; Noreen Fahy, Limerick Council and Ian O’Mahony, Irish Water.The new fleet comprises Peugeot, Opel and Ford vans. Extensive consultation has taken place with the local authority staff and management to ensure that these vehicles are fit for purpose and will meet all operational requirements.Irish Water, in partnership with local authorities, plans to invest more than €10 million in upgrading its fleet nationally over the coming 18 months. Emaillast_img read more

Man charged with threatening wife, infant with gun

first_img Twitter Previous articleECISD/Tech agreement may not go through; nonprofit may take over at EctorNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: April 30 admin Facebook Local NewsCrime Jeremiah Jurado Odessa police arrested a man Friday, charging him with threatening his common-law wife with a gun and a placing the gun to his four-month-old daughter’s temple and threatening to kill her.An Odessa police release states Jeremiah Villanueva Jurado, 30, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, and endangering a child, a state jail felony.The release states police responded to the 300 block of Kennedy Drive at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, after a 26-year-old woman reported that her common-law husband, identified as Jurado, had struck her in the mouth with a closed fist, causing injury, before Jurado placed a gun in her mouth and threatened to kill her, then placed the gun to the daughter’s temple and threatened to kill her.Odessa police obtained a search warrant for the residence, found Jurado at the residence, and took him to the Odessa Police Department for questioning, the release states. Detectives obtained warrants for Jurado, who was arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.Records indicate Jurado was still in custody as of Monday afternoon. WhatsApp By admin – April 30, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Man charged with threatening wife, infant with gun Pinterest Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more