Sport Relief becomes most visited humanitarian website in the UK

first_img Howard Lake | 28 July 2006 | News Sport Relief becomes most visited humanitarian website in the UK  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online competitive intelligence service Hitwise UK confirms that Sport Relief’s website became the most visited in its humanitarian category as people visited to donate to the thousands of runners who took part in their one mile sponsored run on 15 July 2006.Sport Relief hit the top spot in the week ending 8th July 2006, rising from 4th position the previous week. The site reached number 282 among all websites in the UK on 15 July 2006, up from #1,028 a week earlier. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics On the day of the mile runs the site accounted for 33% of visits to humanitarian sites in the UK, up from 12% of visits on the previous Saturday.Heather Hopkins, Director of Research for Hitwise UK, said: “Hitwise analysis has shown that visits to charity websites are driven by specific events and promotions. Sport Relief offers a perfect example of a charitable event that mobilised the attention of UK consumers.”Searches for comedian David Walliams helped drive visits to the Sport Relief. His sponsored cross-channel swim resulted in his name featuring in four of the top 20 search terms that generated visits to the Sport Relief website in the four weeks to 15 July 2006.Sainsbury’s, the sponsor behind the Sport Relief mile, succeeded in driving considerable traffic to Sport Relief’s site. It ranked 10th among sites generating visits to the charity site. Hitwise also generated data on the type of people visiting the Sport Relief site. The lifestyle profiles of visitors showed that many came from the ‘Symbols of Success’, ‘Happy Families’ and ‘Ties of Community Mosaic Groups developed by Experian.According to Hitwise, “all three demographic groups are likely to make charitable contributions to children’s charities, a major drive of the Sport Relief fundraising initiative. In addition, the ‘Ties of Community’ and ‘Symbols of Success’ demographic groups are likely to make charitable donations to third world charities or homeless charities, causes that are both represented by Sport Relief.” 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

What we’re reading: Johnson and Johnson vaccine remains on hold, officer charged in Minnesota

first_imgTwitter Frances Wetherbee Linkedin ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts Top places to eat around Fort Worth Life in Fort Worth Frances Wetherbee Frances Wetherbee Linkedincenter_img ReddIt Facebook printCDC panel postpones decision on COVID-19 vaccineAdministration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine remains paused after a CDC panel delayed making a decision Wednesday, according to CNBC.The vaccine is being withheld due to its link to the development of a blood clot condition called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. It occurred within six to 13 days in women between the ages of 18 and 48 who have been vaccinated. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 6.8 million Americans have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Officer charged in Duante Wright shootingCourtney Ross, girlfriend of the deceased George Floyd, left, hugs Katie Wright, mother of the deceased Daunte Wright, right, before a news conference, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by police Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Former Minnesota police officer, Kim Potter, was charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday for shooting 20-year-old Duante Wright, according to The Wall Street Journal.Following her resignation Tuesday, Potter was charged Wednesday and intended to await her first court appearance on Thursday in jail. On Sunday night, Potter fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop after mistaking her handgun for her taser, according to police. Potter’s charge consists of a 10-year maximum sentence in prison.Harris to visit first foreign countries as Vice PresidentVice President Kamala Harris departs following a virtual meeting with community leaders to discuss COVID-19 public education efforts in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit Guatemala and Mexico to address deep problems in migration to the U.S., according to NBC News.Her travel plans involve meeting with experts in the Northern Triangle regions, with stops to Mexico and Guatemala on the way, which would be her first foreign trip as Vice President and first major policy assignment. Harris’ plans do not include addressing the issues at the southern border, as clarified by the White House.Dangerous weather launches search for capsized shipOne person is dead and 12 are missing after severe winds capsized a commercial ship on Thursday in Louisiana, according to CBS News. Six crew members have been rescued with 12 still missing and one recovered dead. Rough waters have slowed the search, but the Coast Guard and private boats continue to search for the missing 12. The Seacore Power commercial ship capsized due to “hurricane-force winds” in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard stated winds were blowing between 80 and 90 mph. Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: April 15, 2021Next articleTCU Theatre looks forward to second-weekend performances of Children of Eden Frances Wetherbee RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pharmacist Claudia Corona-Guevara, from left, joins registered nurses Amy Wells and Megan McLaughlin to draw shots of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution early Saturday, March 6, 2021, in east Denver. Volunteers worked with nurses and physicians from National Jewish to administer 2,500 vaccinations of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine that requires a single shot instead of two like the other vaccines. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Facebook What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

Blocking of elections monitoring website seen as dangerous move amid electoral tension

first_img April 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blocking of elections monitoring website seen as dangerous move amid electoral tension SudanAfrica Help by sharing this information Organisation News to go further News SudanAfrica Follow the news on Sudan Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa April 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Access to the Sudan Vote Monitor website, a collaborative platform created by Sudanese civil society with the aim of facilitating independent monitoring and reporting of the current elections and their results, has been partially or totally blocked for the past six days.The elections, which began on 11 April and which are the first multiparty general elections in Sudan since 1986, have been marked by allegations of irregularities.“We demand the immediate and total unblocking of this website, which is used by NGOs, journalists and ordinary citizens to report fraud and irregularities in these historic elections,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Respect for freedom of expression is an essential condition for the holding of free and fair elections.”The press freedom organisation added: “At time when criticism is coming from all quarters, this act of censorship is reinforcing doubts about the transparency of these elections. It sets a dangerous precedent for other upcoming votes, such as the crucial referendum on self-determination for the south that is supposed to be held by next January.”When connections are working properly, Sudanese citizens are able to be able to send information to Sudan Vote Monitor by going to the website, or by sending email or SMS messages. Visitors to the site can upload video and establish links to social networks or to sites such as to one of the site’s spokesmen, Fareed Zein: “Our technology is the closest thing to a real-time snapshot of what is happening on the ground during the elections. Users will have access to up-to-date information including streaming video from all over Sudan, everywhere from an election centre in Khartoum to a polling station in Juba, or a remote corner of the country.”Operated by various Sudanese NGOs such as Sudan Vote Monitor and the Asmaa Society for Development, Sudan Vote Monitor uses volunteers and open source software provided by that allows distributed data to be gathered and visualized on a map or timeline. Created in 2008 to enable Kenyans to locate post-election violence, the Ushahidi platform has since been used in other countries such as Haiti to assist post-earthquake relief work.Ushahidi was the recent winner in the Best Webblog category of the Best of the Blogs competition organised by Deutsche Welle in partnership with Reporters Without Borders. Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal RSF_en News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 10, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Palestinian photographer held incommunicado by Israelis

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News July 3, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian photographer held incommunicado by Israelis Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Mohamed Al-Azza, a Palestinian photographer held incommunicado and without charge in an unknown place of detention by the Israeli authorities for the past three days.Azza, who works for Palestinian News Network and Ma’an News, was arrested by members of the Israel Defence Forces at his home in Aida refugee camp, 2 km north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on 30 June.Family members and his lawyer said he was hit several times and sustained injuries at the time of his arrest.Azza was hospitalized after being hit in the face by a rubber-coated bullet fired by an Israeli soldier while covering an IDF incursion into his refugee camp on 8 April. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the IDF had been looking for him ever since his release from hospital. News News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Follow the news on Israelcenter_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa to go further May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalists beaten up covering opposition demonstration

first_imgNews RSF_en April 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists beaten up covering opposition demonstration Follow the news on Armenia News Reporters Without Borders has protested after at least four journalists were attacked covering an opposition demonstration. One of them was also briefly arrested for photographing police setting up roadblocks ahead of the rally.Police failed to intervene as a group of unidentified men in civilian clothes targeted the journalists during a demonstration organised by the Azgayin Miabanutiun party (National Unity) in Yerevan on 5 April, the international press freedom organisation complained.The thugs attacked and injured Anna Israelian, of the daily Aravot, Onik Grigorian, photographer for Armenia’s investigative journalists’ website, Hetq online, and Tigran Babaian, cameraman for privately owned Kentron TV.The attackers damaged their equipment, as well as the camera of Haik Gevorgian, working for the opposition daily Kaykakan Jamanak. A film crew from Shant TV had their videotapes snatched. Before the rally began, Gevorgian was arrested and held for one hour at Ashtarak, 50 kms from the capital, where he had gone to picture police setting up roadblocks, placed the authorities said, to maintain public order. Expressing concern about the arrest, Reporters Without Borders pointed out that the cameraman was only doing his job. Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information April 9, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh November 11, 2020 Find out more ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”last_img read more

Raheen residents slam “lack of concern” about illegal dumping

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSEnvironmentfeaturedillegal dumpingMulcair RoadRaheen Previous articleFormer prostitute tackles the myths of the vice tradeNext articleKing John’s Castle re-opens to the public Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Email Twitter Print WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Council calls halt to unsung heroes’ riverbank cleanup Whiff of trouble lingers over gasworks Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick A GROUP of concerned residents in Raheen has criticised the “lack of concern” and “distant” reaction of the local authority to illegal dumping in the Mulcair Road area.Local residents saw several bags of waste being dumped on the morning of Thursday June 27 and, several days later, the bags were still in the area, despite promises to clear it immediately.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One resident spoke to the Limerick Post to highlight the “distant and indifferent” attitude of the council to the issue.He said: “On Tuesday morning (July 2) there was somebody in there cutting grass and doing nothing about the rubbish. This shows a real lack of concern from the council.“People are dumping grass cuttings in the area and that is drawing rats. We got a sign erected telling people no illegal dumping was allowed and there is a fine of €3,000 but it is not enforced. There are no cameras in the area and it shows a total lack of interest on the council’s part.”Several councillors had asked for the rubbish to be removed from the Mulcair Road and a representative from the HSE called to the area within the last week, deducing that the situation is “out of order”.Residents spoke of the “serious health issue” arising from the illegal dumping, adding that it is by no means a new epidemic.The Limerick Post was told: “The grass is being cut there every two to three weeks but this is a far more serious problem. Rats are being drawn to the area and this is a serious health issue, but the council couldn’t be bothered doing anything about it.“This has been happening for years. We even called Rentokil to the area about two or three years ago as there were a lot of rats around the place at that time.“There is an elderly lady whose back garden faces into the field where this is happening and she is at her wit’s end. People are walking dogs and children are playing in the field and they have to pass by the rubbish to get in.”Residents confirmed that there are currently four bags of rubbish illegally dumped in the area, one of which contains food waste and is attracting rats. Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLocal NewsRaheen residents slam “lack of concern” about illegal dumpingBy Liam Togher – July 4, 2013 746 last_img read more

Short term measures introduced to ease Letterkenny General overcrowding

first_img By News Highland – January 13, 2014 Google+ Previous articleAstronaut Chris Hadfield talks of his delight at visiting DonegalNext articleFianna Fail confirm that they will not be supporting budget, Council to collapse for first time in its 118 year history News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton In an effort to ease overcrowding at Letterkenny General, patients from the south of the county are being diverted to Sligo General Hospital while GPs have been asked ‘treat people in the community.’This morning, the hospital had 27 people over its bed complement, many of them on trolleys, and some on chairs.The Management’s measures to ease the over-crowding were revealed to the INMO during a meeting with management this morning.Spokesperson Maura Hickey says that while they welcome the short term measures, the problem remains that Letterkenny General does not have enough staff to match demand:[podcast][/podcast] News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Short term measures introduced to ease Letterkenny General overcrowding Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Veterans transportation program teams up with Way2Go to boost service

first_img“Even if the whole relationship starts and ends with the ride, just in the course of driving someone across town, you can have a short but valuable relationship,” she said. “Then there are drivers that drive the same people over and over again and they really get to know them.” Way2Go is an organization that connects riders with transportation options. They are working with nine organizations to promote volunteer opportunities. According to Peg Engasser, the Way2Go transportation educator, they are also working to increase the awareness around the county about the fact that these programs exist. In an interview with the Ithaca Voice last year, DAV Coordinator Ed Rogers said Ithaca had six drivers when at a minimum they should have 10. That number has increased to 12 active drivers, but is still not meeting the demand. “That’s going to increase our need for drivers as well,” Rogers said. According to Engasser, the experience of being a volunteer driver can create meaningful connections between drivers and passengers. Anna Lamb In January, the VA made a new ruling that veterans who live at least a 30-minute drive from a VA health care facility will be able to choose private care, and still be covered. That’s a big change for veterans living on the outskirts of Tompkins County, or those who need the type of care available in Syracuse, that could be found locally. Those vets will now be able to choose care closer to home. To get involved you can visit the Way2Go website and browse the volunteering opportunities. Or to get directly involved with the DAV network, call Ed Rogers at 315-425-4353. The Disabled American Veterans Volunteer Transportation Network works with veterans across the country to get them to VA-approved medical appointments for free. The Tompkins County chapter is currently in need of drivers, limiting the amount of trips they can make. Volunteers operate one of the DAV’s available vehicles. ITHACA, N.Y. –– An organization that brings veterans to their medical appointments has teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Way2Go program to increase the number of volunteer drivers available. Because of the availability of the current drivers, trips going to the Freeville clinic are being handled by another Way2Go partner program, Gadabout. Gadabout provides transportation services using lift-equipped vehicles to elderly and disabled residents in Tompkins County. They employ some paid drivers, but rely heavily on volunteering as well. Rogers said because of the limited amount of drivers, the program is only able to make trips to the VA hospital in Syracuse, instead of also accommodating trips to the local VA in Freeville. They also operate only three days a week –– Monday, Wednesday and Friday. “The drivers really appreciate those relationships. They very much appreciate the fact that they’re giving direct help, she said. “There’s nobody in between the need and the delivery of the need.” She also said it’s a good way to know you’re really making a difference. “Ideally we’d like to double the number of active drivers,” he Rogers said. “There are gaps in the transportation system,” she said. “It’s a fact that some people just fall in between what the transit system can provide and their income level or their health or other factors can provide.” “Between 20 and 25 (volunteers) is ideal. With that bigger number you’re going to get a better range of availability,” he said. “The ideal is to have enough drivers that would cover the local Freeville clinic and a run to Syracuse. Two trips a day, two drivers a day, available Monday through Friday.” Tagged: DAV program, disabled american veterans, tompkins county, Veterans Affairs Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamblast_img read more

New Covid-19 variant detected in Ireland

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – February 25, 2021 New Covid-19 variant detected in Ireland Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterestcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous article35 Covid related deaths and 613 cases confirmedNext articleShared Equity Scheme is ‘reckless’ – Doherty News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Another new variant of Covid-19 has been detected in Ireland.It’s called the B1525 strain, which has been discovered in various countries around the world, including Australia, Denmark and the UK.Dr Cillian De Gascun, the director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, says there’s also now a case in Ireland:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Troy native played cupid to thousands during career

first_img Troy native played cupid to thousands during career Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Tyra Griffin named local DAR ‘Good Citizen of the Year’ Tyra Griffin, Pike County High School senior, was named the Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR Good Citizen on the Year. The… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Johnson said about a fourth of the marriage ceremonies he performed in the early years were for college students and young men from Kessler Air Force Base and the Seabees base in Gulfport, Mississippi.“They were young, away from home for the first time and in love,” Johnson said with a chuckle. “If they were 18 years old, they could get married without a parent’s permission and they did.”Johnson said he performed many marriage ceremonies for immigrants.“I’ve performed marriage ceremonies for couples from every country in Central and South America,” he said. “They were college students, couples here on vacation or individuals marrying Americans. I’ve also performed marriage ceremonies for couple from every country in Europe. And with the availability of overseas scholarships and government involvement, I performed marriage ceremonies for couples in every country in the Middle East and West Africa.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Of all the marriage ceremonies that he has performed, the one that stands most vividly clear is the marriage of the Daisy Duke look alike.“That was back in the 1970s and Daisy Duke had nothing on that girl,” Johnson said, laughing.And ‘that girl’ had almost nothing on.Johnson said she was the prettiest girl that he ever seen and he has seen nothing to equal her beauty since.“The boy had on flip-flops, a swimsuit and a white sleeveless ‘wife beater’ shirt and a Massey Ferguson cap,” Johnson said. “She had on flip-flops and shorts there were shorter than the pockets and a loose knit top. That was all. And the greenest eyes I’ve ever seen. I was 25 years old and my eyes nearly popped out of my head.”That ceremony was quite a contrast to the ceremony Johnson performed for a couple in their 80s.“They were in love when they were teenagers but they had lived wonderful lives apart,” Johnson said. “But in their later years, they found each other again and want to spend the rest of their lives together. Did I mention that they were first cousins? First cousins can marry in Alabama.”Johnson remembers a couple that came from France to Mobile to be married because their ancestors helped settle the area. And he can’t forget the couple he married with the bride in hard labor. The baby was born shortly after the ceremony but, luckily for Johnson, in a hospital.Johnson said the demographics of the couples wed in civil ceremonies have changed greatly over the years.“In the 1970s, I would marry men who were 15 to 20 years older than their brides,” he said. “In recent years, women in their 30s and 40s are marrying men in their 20s.”But no matter the ages of the couples or the circumstances of their marriages, they all stood before him with an ‘unto death do us part” mentality.Johnson said he would not venture a guess as to how many couples made it that long but he takes heart in knowing that he did his best to get them off to a “civil” start. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Richard Johnson doesn’t look like the stereotypical cupid but don’t let that fool you.During his 40 years of service to the Mobile County Probate Court, the Troy native logged between 35,000 and 40,000 marriage ceremonies. Probably closer to 40,000.How many of those marriages have stood the test of time, Johnson, laughingly, said he has no idea. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Sponsored Content “I started marrying couples in July 1973 and, during the late 1980s and mid-1990s, I was averaging marrying 200 couples a month,” Johnson said. “The most couples I married in one day was 56. That was on a Valentine’s Day that came on Friday.”Johnson’s “chapel of love” was a 9×14 foot conference room and his “ceremony” was a simple one.“Probate Judge John Moore wrote a ceremony to use but it was long so, after a while, I shorten it because I had so many marriages to perform,” Johnson said. “But, I kept the vows and the I’ do’s. Some of the couples had written their own vows and they were usually hard to read so I would ask them to read to each other. Usually what the women had written was well done and poignant. Can’t say that about most of the men.” By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more