Postage Stamp Recycling As Fundraising, Crafts and a Hobby

first_img Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News Postage Stamp Recycling As Fundraising, Crafts and a Hobby AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Reuters targeted by campaign against foreign media

first_img Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders is worried by yesterday’s Tehran jury decision finding Reuters guilty of “anti-government propaganda” for briefly referring to members of a women’s martial arts club as Ninja assassins.The decision refers to the headline “Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran’s assassins” which the news agency initially attached to a video it distributed about the club last March. Reuters’ editor-in-chief quickly acknowledged the mistake and ordered an internal investigation.The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance nonetheless told the news agency’s Tehran bureau at the time that the press cards of its entire staff would be revoked.The Tehran court’s presiding judge has not yet confirmed yesterday’s jury decision but the worst is to be expected. By convicting Reuters, the Iranian authorities are targeting all foreign media, with the aim of getting them to censor themselves. It is an extension of the constant measures to gag the Iranian media.————30.03.2012 – Reuters accreditation suspended by Tehran in row over video headline News News October 1, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reuters targeted by campaign against foreign media Reporters Without Borders deplores the restrictions imposed by the Iranian government on foreign news organizations. Two days ago, the authorities suspended the accreditation of journalists working for the Reuters news agency in Teheran on the grounds that it had broadcast a report containing an error.“The latest infringement of the right to report the news shows the Teheran authorities are doing utmost to ban the correspondents of foreign news organizations from the Islamic Republic,” the press freedom organization said.“The government filters all news and information that appears outside the country. The correspondents of foreign media are kept under scrutiny and under pressure, and are banned from writing about ‘sensitive subjects’. A video distributed by the agency showed a women’s martial arts club in Tehran with the headline: “Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran’s assassins”. Reuters editor-in-chief, Stephen Adler, immediately acknowledged the mistake and said the agency had already conducted an internal review and had “taken appropriate steps to prevent a recurrence”.Despite this gesture of goodwill, the Iranian ministry of culture and Islamic guidance told the agency’s Tehran bureau it was revoking the press cards of all of its staff.A day earlier, the government’s English language television station Press TV reported that some of the “female Ninjas” were filing lawsuits against Reuters.For the past two years, many international media correspondents have had their visa renewal requests rejected and been forced to leave the country, including those from the French agency Agence France-Presse, the BBC and Spain’s El Pais newspaper. Iran is ranked 175th of 179 countries in the world press freedom index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en News News Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Social media phase of CUNA’s Middle Class 2016 kicks off

first_imgCUNA is kicking off the social media portion of its “Strong Credit Unions, Strong Middle Class” campaign leading up to Tuesday’s Republican presidential candidate debate.Launched last month, CUNA’s Middle Class 2016 campaign provides credit union stakeholders the opportunity to reach out to presidential candidates about the important, numerous ways credit unions serve middle-class Americans.“The goal of this campaign is to further educate our members about the benefits of membership in a credit union and convey that stronger credit unions mean a stronger middle class,” said CUNA Chief Political Officer Richard Gose. “Additionally, we want to share this message with the presidential candidates as they campaign and formulate their economic policies.”Credit union stakeholders can also visit to learn what presidential candidates have said about the middle class, tweet messages to each candidate reminding them of the importance of credit unions when it comes to serving the middle class and sign a petition espousing credit union service.This aspect of the Middle Class campaign is designed to increase the number of tweets highlighting the many ways credit unions help America’s middle class by “putting credit unions’ economic concerns on the front burner in 2016,” Gose said. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Focus on Ghana and Nigeria in this weekend’s CHAN qualifiers

first_imgNigeria and Ghana are among 30 teams vying for tickets to the fourth edition of the African Nations Championship this weekend.Ghana will be slugging it out with Cote d’Ivoire for a place in the finals. Led by Maxwell Konadu, the Black Stars host the Elephants at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday, before travelling to Abidjan for decisive second leg next week.The Super Eagles, led by Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu, will host Burkina Faso in the first leg of their final round qualifying tie on Saturday in Port-Harcourt, while the second leg will be played next week Thursday in Ouagadougou.A total of 25 players are fighting for places in the squad to take on the Stallions, but Warri Wolves star Gbolahan Salami has been confirmed as the captain. Nigeria failed to qualify for the first two editions of the competition reserved for senior players plying their trade in their country\’s domestic leagues, but finished third in the last finals played in South Africa early in 2014.The winners of the 13 ties over two legs will join hosts Rwanda and the two top teams from a three-team group qualifying format for the North African teams. Morocco and Libya currently lead former champions Tunisia with two rounds of games to play.South Africa host Angola in a dress rehearsal for their 2018 World Cup qualifying clash next month, while Cameroon will be hoping to do as much damage to visitors Congo before the second leg. WEEKEND FIXTURESUganda vs SudanZimbabwe vs LesothoZambia vs MozambiqueSouth Africa vs AngolaGhana vs Cote d’IvoireNiger vs TogoNigeria vs Burkina FasoCongo DR vs CARCameroon vs CongoChad vs GabonMali vs MauritaniaBurundi vs EthiopiaGuinea vs Senegal–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Coach satisfied with Proteas’ Australia warm-up

first_img7 February 2014Proteas coach Russell Domingo declared himself satisfied on Thursday after his charges drew a three-day game against a Rest of South Africa XI in preparation for the first test against Australia, which starts on Wednesday, 12 February.Of huge significance for the South African national team was the appearance of AB de Villiers, who had been out of action after undergoing surgery on a hand. Batting in his side’s second innings, De Villiers showed he had lost none of his excellent form by contributing an unbeaten 40 off 65 deliveries, with five fours and one six.Steyn’s returnEqually significant was Dale Steyn taking the new ball. He had been sidelined by a fractured rib, which he suffered in South Africa’s series clinching 10-wicket win over India in Durban in December.Bowling coach Allan Donald made it clear that he is expecting Steyn to be operating at full steam when the test series begins at SuperSport Park in Centurion in an interview with ESPN Cricinfo’s Firdose Moonda.“We can’t afford for him to ease into it,” Donald said. “Graeme [Smith] wants him to be full tilt right from the start.”Steyn did not operate at full speed during the warm-up fixture, but, as Donald noted, he bowled quicker as the day progressed.Faf du Plessis provided a highlight by scoring an undefeated century while batting in the number four position, which for so long was home to the great Jacques Kallis.‘Happy’“We are happy with some of the batting obviously,” coach Domingo said in a statement. “Faf got a hundred, the captain batted for an-hour-and-a-half and the lower order, which is going to be important against Australia, all spent some valuable time out in the middle.“The bowlers bowled quick and decent spells, so I’m very happy with what we have achieved over the last few days.”Injury concernThere will be some concern about the fitness of JP Duminy, who retired injured after scoring 10 runs in the Proteas’ second innings. He has been diagnosed with tendonitis in his left wrist, but is expected to resume training on Sunday after undergoing treatment.It won’t be full-out cricket for the squad before the first test. They will be taking a two-day break in the Karongwe Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit in Mpumalanga where they will be taken on a Rhino Adventure by SAB and “Rhino in safe hands” Ambassador Mark Boucher.They will resume training on Sunday at SuperSport Park in Centurion.SA vs AUSTRALIA FIXTURES5-8 Feb: 1st test – SuperSport Park, Centurion12-16 Feb: 2nd test – St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth20-24 Feb: 3rd test – Newlands, Cape Town9 Mar: 1st T20 – St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth12 Mar: 2nd T20 – Kingsmead, DurbanMar 14: 3rd T20 – SuperSport Park, Centurionlast_img read more

Brand South Africa and Wits Business School to host an interactive seminar on investor perceptions study on South Africa

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 1 April 2014 – Brand South Africa and Wits Business School invite media to cover the International Investor Perceptions of South Africa in a Competitive Emerging Market Environment on Wednesday, 2 April at the Bert Wessels Lecture Theatre, Wits School, Parktown.Brand South Africa conducts an international investor perceptions study of South Africa on an annual basis. This interactive seminar, presented by Dr Petrus de Kock, will share key findings from the 2013/14 research with participants.Media are invited as follows: Date:            Wednesday, 2 April 2014Time:           8:30am for 9:00 am to 11:00amVenue:          Bert Wessels Lecture Theatre – Wits Business School, 2 St. David’s Place, St  Andrews Road ParktownInternational Investor Perceptions of South Africa in a Competitive Emerging Market Environment Wednesday 2 April, 20148:30 – 9:00Arrival and registration9:00 – 9:10Welcome remarksPurpose of eventProfessor Steve Bluen, Director & Head of School: Wits Business SchoolMr Miller Matola, Brand SA CEO9:10 – 10:00International investor perceptions in a complex emerging market environment & outcomes of the SA Competitiveness ForumDr Petrus de KockResearch Manager, Brand SA10:00 – 10:30Responses and open discussionMr Siphiwe Ngwenya, Group CEO, Gauteng Growth and Development AgencyMr Ravi Naidoo, Executive Director, Department of Economic Development, City of Johannesburg10:30 – 11:00Open Q&A discussion with audienceLessons drawn from presentations/discussionsAllProfessor Steve Bluen, Director & Head of School: Wits Business School11:00Vote of ThanksMr Miller Matola, Brand SA CEONote to Editors About Wits Business School About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing – because a nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates to individuals, NGOs to government, churches to schools, and young to not so young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.There are numerous opportunities, big and small, for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate. Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities.The campaign is driven by the Brand South Africa. Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.last_img read more

Gonzales picks up emotional first win in ONE Championship

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Indians bounce back after win-streak snapped Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I’m so emotional earlier because this is my first win in ONE in my three fights. I’m just so happy,” Gonzales said in Filipino.Exuding confidence from the start, Gonzales (2-2) waited for the perfect opportunity and it came in the second round when he locked Liu (2-3) in a triangle choke to force the tap out at the 1:52 mark and finally taste success at ONE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That was our second option, to finish it on the ground. Even if we’re standing, we know that we can match. But I felt I can beat him from the beginning and I just continued being aggressive in the second round until the end of the fight,” he said.With his first victory in ONE Championship in the bag, Gonzales seeks to continue improving his conditioning as he returns to the lair of Hitman MMA a winner as he set his sights for bigger challenges in the future. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments “Whoever ONE gives me, I’ll be sure that I’m ready,” he said. “I’ll continue working on my strength and conditioning because I learned that fights will all depend there. You can’t be out of air.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — The feeling of victory was so foreign for Ramon Gonzales that he was a bit shocked when members of the media approached him after his fight.But after his impressive showing against Liu De Ri Ge Hu of China on Saturday at ONE: Total Victory here, it won’t take long before he gets the hang of it.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READlast_img read more

Can College Football Schedules Be Fixed

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Aug. 22, 2017), we ponder the Indiana Pacers’ allegations that the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with the Pacers by trying to lure Paul George to L.A. Next, we’re joined by SB Nation writer Bill Connelly to preview college football. We talk about the validity of preseason polls, the lack of parity in NCAA football, and which metrics are most important. Plus, a significant digit on Felix Hernandez.Here are links to what we discussed during the show:Tom Ziller at SB Nation wrote about whether tampering should still matter in the NBA.Check out more of Bill Connelly’s work in SB Nation’s 2017 College Football Preview.On Monday, the Associated Press released its first poll of the college football season, and results were mixed, according to The Ringer’s Shaker Samman.Significant Digit: 51.8, the number of wins above replacement that Felix Hernandez has produced in years the Mariners did not make the division series of the playoffs. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

Backtoback OT losses for OSU mens soccer

Then-sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) kicks the ball during a game against Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Credit: Lantern File PhotoOn Sunday night, the Ohio State men’s soccer team lost their second overtime game in a row, this time to UC Santa Barbara 1-0.The only score in the match was by Gaucho junior midfielder Kevin Feucht on a far cross from freshman forward Jonah Adomakoh. The goal came just three minutes into the first overtime period. “You can’t win when you don’t score,” Ohio State coach John Bluem said. “We probably, maybe deserved a draw in both games we played this weekend. To come up on the short side in both and in overtime is mentally tough on the team.” The game kicked off at 9:15 p.m. after a delay that lasted over two hours due to rain and lightning in the area. The Buckeyes spent much of the early goings with possession of the ball, playing solid defense and connecting on their passes. However, OSU was unable to find scoring opportunities, getting outshot by UC Santa Barbara 8-1 through the first 45 minutes. Opportunity presented itself for the Gauchos as a shot by sophomore striker Nick DePuy was saved by OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried. DePuy launched another shot a minute later, this time the ball ricocheting off the post and out.  Offside calls were an issue for the Buckeyes in the first period, registering three in the first 25 minutes of play. One such offside call resulted in a would-be goal getting taken away from OSU senior forward Danny Jensen. The teams went into the half tied at zero. In the 56th minute, OSU had a good scoring chance with a three-on-two man advantage in the Gauchos zone, but UC Santa Barbara freshman goalkeeper Titouan Le Roux made a diving save on a shot by Buckeye junior forward Marcus McCrary. OSU had opportunities to put one in the back of the net in the second period, including a stretch around the 71st minute that included four straight corner kicks, all of which were defended well by the Gauchos. In a match that got continuously more chippy as the night went on, UC Santa Barbara was called for 19 fouls, including two yellow cards, while OSU was called for six fouls. Siegfried had a big night in net for the Buckeyes. The redshirt freshman goalkeeper recorded six saves, including a huge save in the 83rd minute on a penalty kick by Feucht after an OSU handball in the box. Siegfried thwarted his goal attempt, guessing correctly and falling to block the right side of the net, stopping the ball in its tracks.Despite the impressive night in goal for Siegfried, the Buckeyes would eventually fall short. “Its tough taking two overtime losses like that, but the one thing we really do have is a lot of fight,” Siegfried said. “This team is really made of a lot, and these guys have a lot of heart.”Despite the two losses over the weekend, Bluem remains confident in his team’s abilities.“I am very pleased with our performance,” Bluem said. “I know we can get better. We just got to encourage the guys to stay with it and keep after it, because we are going to be a good team.”The Buckeyes next matchup is Friday, Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. at the University of Portland. read more

Womens soccer OSU season ends in double overtime in second round of

The Ohio State University women’s soccer team compete in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament vs. Dayton. November 12, 2016. Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsThe Ohio State women’s soccer team played through its very last whistle of the season Friday night as the Buckeyes fell to No. 1 West Virginia in a tightly contested 1-0 match. The Mountaineers defeated OSU in double-overtime in the 104th minute of the second round of the NCAA Tournament.West Virginia junior forward Michaela Abam sent a designed cross into the back of the net, just over the reach of OSU sophomore goalkeeper Devon Kerr, ending the game.West Virginia came into Friday night’s game as the top seed in the tournament, along with having bested the Buckeyes earlier in the regular season, 2-1.  The Mountaineers outshot OSU 26-5 on the night, but the Buckeyes defense did not break in regulation. Kerr kept the Buckeyes in the game with multiple key saves.Although the West Virginia offense dominated play throughout much of the game, Ohio State had several close goal-scoring opportunities.  In the 28th minute senior forward Nichelle Prince found her way past the Mountaineer defense, with a strike towards the left of the goal, but was saved by a diving stop.  Three minutes into the first overtime period, senior forward Lindsay Agnew had a one-on-one faceoff versus the goalkeeper, but was turned away.The Buckeyes finish the 2016 season with a record of 11-7-3 record after making the program’s 11th NCAA Tournament, and the seventh time in eight season read more