37 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 New Head of Advisory and Consulting Service at CAF Howard Lake | 23 February 2010 | News Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Management Recruitment / people Jo Ensor, Chief Executive of healthcare charity AMREF UK, has been appointed as the new Head of Advisory and Consulting at the Charities Aid Foundation. She takes up her post on 1 March.She has worked as Director of Programmes at EveryChild, Head of Programme Development and Funding at VSO, and Head of Community Investment at Linklaters.Ensor said she looked forward to joining the CAF team “at a time when companies and philanthropists are asking for more advice on their giving than ever before”.www.cafonline.org 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.
Reporters Without Borders welcomes the news that the Lima Supreme Court has dismissed charges against radio and TV journalist Paul Garay Ramírez of defaming prosecutor Agustín López Cruz, for which he was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment.Judge Hugo Príncipe Trujillo ruled that the recording used in evidence was of no value since the voice of the journalist could not be identified. The judge also annulled a fine of 20,000 nuevos soles (7,400 dollars) in civil damages levied against the journalist, who has been in prison since April, and withdrew all charges.The release of Ramirez is a step forward in the decriminalization of media offences. However, Reporters Without Borders demands that the reform of the criminal code that deals with media offences, approved by the permanent commission of parliament on 21 July, be finally promulgated.__________________________________The number of journalists in jail in Peru rose to two when Paul Garay Ramírez, a programme producer for Visión 47 TV and a correspondent for Radio La Exitosa, was sentenced to three years in prison by a court in the east-central region of Ucayali on 19 April for allegedly defaming a prosecutor.The other journalist currently detained is Oswaldo Pereyra Moreno of Radio Macarena, who was sentenced to a year in prison on a similar charge in June 2010 and is due to be released soon.The prosecution case against Garay was highly questionable. He was accused of defaming prosecutor Agustín López by criticizing a decision to shelve two corruption cases on the air. The only evidence produced in court was a short recording of a radio station broadcast but Garay denied that the voice in the recording was his and said he did not work for the station at that time.Aside from flimsy nature of the evidence against Garay, it is outrageous that such a long jail sentence has been imposed for a press offence. Contrary to the trend in most Latin American countries, jail sentences for defamation have become more frequent in Peru in recent years. It violates Inter-American legal standards and encourages the media to censor themselves.In response to this unjust conviction and sentence, Reporters Without Borders appeals to each of the two candidates in the 5 June second round of Peru’s presidential election – Ollanta Humala et Keiko Fujimori – to give a solemn undertaking to decriminalize press offences if they win the election.Garay has often covered sensitive stories in the past and made enemies within the local judiciary and political class when he criticised the failure to convict the presumed masterminds of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández’s 2004 murder in Pucallpa, the capital of Ucayali. Garay was one of the first journalists to expose the involvement of Pucallpa’s former mayor, Luis Valdez Villacorta, who was eventually acquitted. Reporters Without Borders hopes that Garay’s conviction will be overturned and meanwhile calls for his immediate release. News PeruAmericas Follow the news on Peru Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites to go further December 4, 2019 Find out more News Organisation April 1, 2020 Find out more PeruAmericas Help by sharing this information News News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting RSF_en Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alerts October 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Paul Garay Ramírez freed: a step towards decriminalization February 10, 2017 Find out more
Limerick Yoga instructor Sinead Brinn.FREE Structural Yoga classes will take place at Mungret GAA on Tuesday June 18 at 7.15pm and Friday June 21 at 7pm.Free classes will also take place in Clarina/ Ballybrown Resource Centre at 10am on Saturday, June 22 to increase awareness of the benefits of Yoga on the mind and body.The classes are for all levels, men and women, and all ages.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “So even if you have never tried Yoga before, you’ll fit in perfectly. Just bring along a Yoga mat or large towel, and I will ensure you feel very welcome and supported,” said instructor Sinead Brinn.For more details email [email protected] Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter TAGSClarinalimerickMungretSinead BrinnStructural Yoga Previous articleMetal event of the year for King John’s CastleNext articleMissing Person in Limerick City found safe and well Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email LimerickNewsLocal NewsFree Structural Yoga classes in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2019 397 WhatsApp Facebook
Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Concern over ‘alarming’ level of anti-social activity in Ard O’Donnell By News Highland – September 14, 2018 Google+ Serious concern has been raised over what’s been described as an alarming level of anti-social activity on communal ground at a Letterkenny housing estate.A group of teenagers are said to be congregating at the green in Ard O’Donnell, participating in underage drinking and most recently, vandalised the reservoir located close by.In another incident, it’s understood that a sealant attached to the local pump station was torn off and thrown at an elderly resident who tried to confront the gang.One local resident Josephine has been describing the severity of the situation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/josephine1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleGardai renew appeal for witnesses to fatal crash outside L’KennyNext articleSeamus Coleman to return sooner than expected News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21
Reginald Koettlitz was born in Ostend but moved to England as a child and qualified at Guy’s Hospital. He was a general practitioner in County Durham for eight years before serving as doctor and geologist to the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz-Josef Land in 1894–97. Thereafter he made further expeditions to Somaliland, Abyssinia and the Amazon before joining Captain Scott’s Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic in 1901–04 as surgeon and botanist. After the expedition he emigrated to South Africa, where he worked as a general practitioner, dying in 1916.
Today, Organ Freeman—the West Coast-based power-jazz/funk organ trio composed of Erik Carlson, Rob Humphries, and Trevor Steer—has announced their plans for a 2018 winter tour. For those who are unfamiliar, Organ Freeman is one of the most talented young bands in the contemporary funk and jazz scenes. Based in Los Angeles and composed of studio musicians, Organ Freeman has been making a name for themselves over the past few years with their slick and impressive live performances. It should come as no surprise that the band has spent extensive time cutting their teeth on the road with two of the best bands in live music: Umphrey’s McGee and Turkuaz.Organ Freeman’s upcoming 2018 winter tour kicks off in the band’s hometown of L.A. with a show on November 3rd at Teragram Ballroom. From there, the band will head to Denver for a show at Cervantes’ Other Side on November 8th, followed by additional Colorado shows in Fort Collins on the 9th and Steamboat Springs on the 10th. A four-night sprint across the Midwest will follow, with shows in Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL; Indianapolis, IN; and Detroit, MI, from November 15th to 18th. The group will then head to North Carolina for a three-night run from November 23rd through 25th, which will find the band perform in Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh.After a month’s break, Organ Freeman will reconvene for a final three-night tour-closing run in mid-December. The tour’s December mini-leg will begin in Washington, D.C., at Gypsy Sally’s on December 20th. From there, the group will head to Philadelphia’s Foundry on December 21st. To close out their winter tour in full, Organ Freeman will head to New York City for their second-ever headlining appearance in the city, returning to Knitting Factory after their headlining debut at the venue with the Turkuaz Horns earlier this year in April.For more information and for ticketing, head to Organ Freeman’s website here.
A Saint Mary’s student and Holy Cross alumnus are taking advantage of Kickstarter to launch their card game idea, “Top Dog,” June 1.2018 Holy Cross alumnus Emmanuel Asencio designed the game in high school as a way to meet people, he said.“I grew up having to move around to different schools,” Ascencio said. “I attended three different high schools and decided to develop a card game to bring people together and to find new friends. It was a way for me to interact with other students.”Through playing the game in high school, he met Saint Mary’s senior Jessica Clark, who has also contributed to the game.“I have aided in the development process, formatted the instructions of the game and have financially supported this game,” Clark said. “I pushed to continue bringing people together to play in a college environment.”According to Ascencio, the game was originally robber-baron political themed. However, he switched it to dog-themed to be appealing to more players, he said. The website markets “Top Dog” as a game for everyone, but especially dog lovers.“When determining rankings of this game, I wanted to make it seem like the players were living in a dog’s world,” Ascencio said.After changing the theme, Ascencio said he decided to include his own dog in the game.“The cover of ‘Top Dog’ is my Border Collie, Duff,” Ascencio said. “I wanted to incorporate Duff in the game somehow, so I decided he would be on the cover as a grown-up version and in the game as one of the cards as a puppy version.”Official rules to this game will not be posted until the launch of the game on June 1, Ascencio said.According to the “Top Dog” website, the game can be played by people who are 7 years old and older, with two to six players at a time. The game only takes around one minute to learn and 15 minutes to play, the website said.“This is a game that is simple and can be played repetitively without boring the players over time,” Ascencio said. “This game can be played in quick rounds of two to five minutes, so there is no lengthy time commitment.”The Kickstarter launch will last 60 days, with a goal of $5,000, the website said. The launch will include a promotional and instructional video along with different opportunities for backers to own “Top Dog.” While Ascencio and Clark hope for the success of this product, they said that more than anything, they want others to have the chance to play and experience this game.“The goal of Top Dog is to bring people together with an interactive and competitive card game,” Clark said. “We ultimately want people to have fun. Now that Emmanuel has graduated, and I am about to, we have made this game into a product so others can enjoy.”Tags: card game, Kickstarter, Top Dog
Cyberattack on solar, wind assets reveal U.S. grid weaknesses FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:A March 5 cyberattack of U.S. wind and solar assets is back in the news, with fresh documents helping shed light not just on the extent, but also the simplicity of the first-of-its-kind intrusion. Cybersecurity experts say it reveals a utility sector not sufficiently vigilant, and failing to employ the most simple fixes.The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in September revealed details about the denial-of-service (DoS) attack, urging utilities to keep firewalls patched and up to date, but held back the name of the impacted entity. E&E News last week revealed, based on documents obtained through a public records request, the victim was sPower.Owned by AES and AIMCo, sPower bills itself as the United States’ largest private owner of operating solar assets. Though there was no loss of generation, the March cyberattack impacted the company’s visibility into about 500 MW of wind and PV across California, Utah and Wyoming.The attack is widely being called the “first” on renewable generators, though it is not clear the grid intrusion was entirely intentional. Attackers exploited a known vulnerability in an unpatched Cisco firewall, causing a series of reboots over 12 hours. But intruders did not press the attack further and E&E reports it is unclear they understood the firewall was connected to the energy grid.Security experts say the attack is a wake-up call for the electric sector and a sign that clear vulnerabilities remain.“The news begs a bigger question about cybersecurity regulations for the energy industry,” Phil Neray, vice president of security firm CyberX, said in an email. “The manner in which it was carried out was very basic — exposing some essential weaknesses in the way energy companies currently patch and monitor their network devices.”That means in some instances utilities are not even maintaining the most basic of protection: keeping systems up to date.“The simplicity of this attack should make generators sit up and take notice.”More: First cyberattack on solar, wind assets revealed widespread grid weaknesses, analysts say
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new online platform to achieve so-called SDGs goals through tourism.17 goals for achieving sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goals, from which comes the abbreviation SDGs) was set by the United Nations in 2015. Through 169 smaller operational goals within the umbrella 17, the UN seeks to end poverty, preserve the planet and create a prosperous world of the future by 2030.The goals are: to eradicate poverty and then world hunger, human health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and humane living conditions, affordable and clean energy, fair business and economic development, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduce inequalities, create sustainable cities and communities, responsible production and consumption, actions related to climate protection, then preservation of underwater and terrestrial life, preservation of peace, justice and building strong institutions, while the last goal is the way to achieve the above, namely through Cooperation.Tourism can also play a major role in achieving these goals, which is why the UNWTO seeks to create space for the global tourism community to help achieve this commendable agenda.With the support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the World Tourism Organization has launched a network platform Tourism4SDGs which provides all relevant research, education and training programs, a list of events, initiatives, regulations, information and support for obtaining certification in one place and much more. The space of the T4SDGs platform is to bring together public bodies, international organizations, companies, educational institutions, civil society organizations and travelers in order to realize the idea of the so-called Agenda 2030. It is important to point out that tourism contributes 10% of world GDP and employment and is becoming a key factor in achieving 17 goals.”Tourism plays a vital role in most, if not all, of the 17 SDGs. We live in a period where economic activities are becoming multidisciplinary, while deep social divisions still exist. Tourism for SDGs the platform provides the global tourism community with space to participate in the creation and engage in the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”, Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.The platform offers three main possibilities: Learn, Share i Act (Learn, Share and Act) and through these levels, in addition to education, encourages dialogue and collaboration within the sustainable tourism sector. Option Enter provides access to information on sustainable tourism coming from relevant experts, professionals and travelers from all over the world. Share events, initiatives, research, documentation and stories, an option that guarantees transparency between the stakeholders of this demanding process because, ultimately, everyone has a role to play within it. Last option, Take action, provides insight into the current state of the project and how it can be improved, as well as opportunities for partnerships between stakeholders.”Switzerland fully supports this platform, which will draw attention to three main components of sustainable tourism: its economic, environmental and social dimension.”Ambassador Raymund Furrer told SECO.The T4SDGs platform was launched during the UN Political Forum on the subject Transformations towards sustainable and vital societies which took place in New York City from July 9-18.
Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 May 2020 7:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link416Shares Comment Adams won four league titles as an Arsenal player (Picture: Getty Images)‘He said, “don’t worry, we are injecting a lot of money and we are going to go for it.”‘I stayed and the rest is history — Dennis [Bergkamp] came [in 1995] and Nicolas Anelka, [Patrick] Vieira, Manu [Emmanuel Petit], Robert Pires — we had five World Cup winners in the team.’Adams is not quite so impressed with the type of signings Arsenal have been making in recent years as they have drifted away from title-contenders to a side struggling to qualify for European football.‘It is a completely different club today,’ said the 53-year-old. ‘I think recruitment at Arsenal for a good few years has not been great.‘Now we seem to be selling our best players and you are never going to recruit a championship squad selling all your best players.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdams fears that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to be the latest top player to leave Arsenal and has urged his former club to keep hold of the striker.‘I loved [former manager] Arsene Wenger’s principles, that no player was bigger than the club, and he moved players on if it made sense for the club financially. ‘He was strong with that and he got Champions League football every year but it did stand in the way of recruitment – so we have become a club that is selling the best players. ‘If I was a coach I’d be saying, “Don’t sell Aubameyang at any price, we need to recruit, bring players through the academy and keep our best players”.’MORE: Aaron Ramsey makes telling admission over final period of his Arsenal careerMORE: Jens Lehmann reveals Nike ball was to blame for Arsenal’s Champions League defeat against ChelseaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Tony Adams had the chance to join Manchester United (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)It is almost unthinkable, but Tony Adams could have been a Manchester United player in the 90s, but instead turned down an approach from Sir Alex Ferguson to stay at Arsenal.The Gunners legend has recalled the time that Ferguson tried to tempt him away from Highbury to join him at Old Trafford in what would have been a seismic move in English football.Of course Adams stayed put and would go on to win two Premier League titles under Arsene Wenger’s management, to add to the two First Division titles he won in 1989 and 91.The legendary defender does admit he was questioning the path Arsenal were on between those great periods of success, but was convinced to stay and is very glad he did.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Alex Ferguson came in for me but I wouldn’t leave and I said to the chairman: “Have we got ambition at the club?”‘ Adams told Sky Sports. Tony Adams explains why he turned down Man Utd and Sir Alex Ferguson to stay at Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement