BBC Radio Scotland offers help for community fundraising events

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BBC Radio Scotland offers help for community fundraising events Howard Lake | 17 February 2005 | News The BBC covers the progress of the group’s event, providing valuable free publicity, and of course covers the event itself.If you have an idea for a fundraising event and would like BBC Radio Scotland to get involved you should fill in the online application form.center_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people Trading BBC Radio Scotland are inviting suggestions from community groups who think their fundraising event could benefit from one of their presenters and a celebrity getting involved.Let’s Do The Show Right Here! is returning for another series and plans to feature unusual fundraising events held in a hall by local community organisations.Previous celebrities that have been booked by BBC Scotland to boost the events’ appeal include Darius, Barbara Dickson, Paul Daniels and Nicholas Parsons. Events in past series have raised £1,500, £2,500, and nearly £3,000. Advertisementlast_img read more

Oxfam GB appoints CIVICUS’s Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah as CEO

first_imgOxfam GB appoints CIVICUS’s Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah as CEO Melanie May | 11 September 2018 | News Tagged with: Charity People Oxfam recruitment “From a very strong short list Danny was clearly the right person to lead Oxfam on the path of change and renewal. He has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the sector as a whole, including on gender justice. He is a brilliant strategic thinker with a record of delivery.“One of the next generation of leaders, he inspires those who work with him and has a global reputation for original thinking. Above all, we felt he would ask the difficult questions and work well with colleagues across the Oxfam confederation to come up with the answers.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Oxfam GB has appointed Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah as its next Chief Executive, to replace Mark Goldring.Goldring announced in May that he was to step down at the end of the year following the controversy over Oxfam GB staff’s sexual misconduct in Haiti. The charity expects Sriskandarajah to take up the post around the end of 2018.Currently Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS, the Johannesburg-based global alliance of civil society organisations and activists with members in more than 180 countries, he joined CIVICUS in 2013 and was previously Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society (2009-13). Between 2011-12 he was seconded to be Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation.Born in Sri Lanka, Sriskandarajah, known as Danny, grew up in Australia and Papua New Guinea, before moving to the UK in 1998. He has been a British citizen for almost 10 years.He said:“I am excited by the opportunity of leading Oxfam at this crucial point in its history. It is an organisation which has spent more than three-quarters of a century doing amazing things to help people escape poverty and the hunger, disease and discrimination that come with it.“At a time when hunger is once again on the increase, almost 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and persecution and many countries are increasingly looking inwards, the UK and the world need a strong Oxfam more than ever.”Caroline Thomson, Oxfam Chair of Trustees, said: Advertisement  194 total views,  1 views today  195 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Director of a daily newspaper questioned over armed forces caricature

first_img AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa January 31, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Director of a daily newspaper questioned over armed forces caricature Help by sharing this information Earlier, on January 28, journalist Salima Tlemçani, of the French language daily El Watan, was questioned by the criminal investigation department, following a complaint for “defamation” from the Ministry of Defense. This hearing followed the publication of an article on December 11, 2001 concerning nominations to the Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS, previously the military security service). “This backs up my idea that somehow my investigations have uncovered things much more serious than information about the people mentioned in the December 11 article”, the journalist declared to AFP. News In a letter addressed to the Minister of the Interior, Yazid Zerhouni, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) expressed concern over the questioning of Mohamed Benchicou, director of the daily Le Matin, by the criminal investigation department over a drawing that caricatured high-ranking military figures. “It is the third time in less than a week that a journalist has been questioned by the police. We fear this may be the start of a long series of trials, with the general elections just a few months away”, stated Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of the organization. AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News May 18, 2021 Find out more According to information colected by RSF, the director of the daily Le Matin, Mohamed Benchicou, was questioned by the criminal investigation department in Algiers on the morning of January 30, for having published a caricature of high-ranking military officers. He was called in after a complaint for defamation was lodged by the Ministry of Defense for a drawing by caricaturist Le Hic, published in the January 4 – 5 2002 edition. “Le Matin considers this hearing, which follows those of caricaturist Dilem and journalist Salima Tlemçani, to be part of a worrying intimidation campaign with the aim of taming the free press in Algeria”, the management confirmed on January 29, when they received the notification of Benchicou being pulled in for questioning. May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation center_img Receive email alerts In May 2001, the Algerian parliament modified the penal code, introducing harsher sentences and fines for defamation in the press. Reporters Sans Frontières, which condemned these amendments at the time, considered that the text could only serve to increase self-censorship within Algerian editorial teams. A few months earlier, Mohammed Lamari, the Chief of Staff of the armed forces had stated: “You have seen and you will continue to observe, through scandalous writings, caricatures, and other things, outrages and nonsense concerning your armed forces. Our obligation of discretion cannot prevent us from expressing our regret at the contemptible use made of the freedoms so dearly acquired by our people.” Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News to go further Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Follow the news on Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out more News On January 25, caricaturist Ali Dilem was questioned by the criminal investigation department concerning a satirical drawing criticizing the armed forces published in the French language daily Liberté. Dilem was heard after the Minister for Defense lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor of the court of Algiers for the drawing, published on November 29, 2001. The drawing was judged to be “defamatory and contemptuous of high-ranking officers of the military”. According to Ali Dilem’s lawyer, Me Khaled Bourayou, “the aim is obviously to intimidate Dilem, to harass him”. “I’m convinced I am on the right track, as I say what 30 million Algerians are thinking. If they want to stop me, they’ll have to put 30 million people in prison”, Dilem said in a statement to Reuters. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary electionslast_img read more

An intercomparison of ground-based UV-visible sensors of ozone and NO2

first_imgAn intercomparison of zenith-sky UV-visible spectrometers was held at Camborne, UK, for 2 weeks in September 1994. Eleven instruments participated, from nine different European institutes which were involved with the Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Mid-latitude Experiment (SESAME) campaign. Four instruments were of the Systeme d’Analyse d’Observations Zénithales (SAOZ) type, while the rest were particular to the institutes involved. The results showed that the SAOZ instruments were consistent to within 3% (10 DU) for ozone and 5% for NO2. For ozone the results from these instruments agreed well with total ozone measurements by Dobson and Brewer spectrophotometers and integrated ozonesondes when the air mass factors for the SAOZ were calculated using the ozonesonde profiles. Differences of up to 10% in ozone and 30% in NO2 were found between different instruments. In some cases these differences are attributable to the different absorption cross sections used in the analysis of the spectra, but other discrepancies remain to be investigated. A prominent source of error identified in the campaign was uncertainty in the derivation of the amount of absorber in the reference spectrum, which can contribute an error of up to 3% (10 DU) in ozone and 1.5×1014 molecules cm−2 in NO2.last_img read more

Sensitivity of modelled Antarctic climate to surface and boundary-layer flux parametrizations

first_imgThe Hadley Centre climate model version HadAM2 is used to study the sensitivity of modelled Antarctic climate to the parametrization of surface and boundary-layer heat fluxes under stable conditions. Specifically, the impact of changing the dependence of surface exchange coefficients and eddy diffusivities on the Richardson number is investigated. Three alternative parametrizations are implemented; in all of these the exchange coefficients decrease more rapidly with increasing stability than they do in the standard parametrization used in the model. When only the surface flux scheme is replaced by one of these alternatives, cooling is largely restricted to the surface, with some compensating warming occurring at the lowest atmospheric levels, and little change is seen in the low-level wind field over Antarctica. If alternative schemes are implemented both at the surface and in the boundary layer, widespread cooling occurs at the surface and at the lowest one or two atmospheric levels. The increased negative buoyancy thus generated causes significant increases in the speed of katabatic winds blowing down the coastal slopes of Antarctica. Colder and stronger offshore winds lead to increased cooling of the Antarctic coastal waters. In a coupled model, this could impact on the production of sea ice and ocean-bottom water. The modelled temperature changes appear to show both a direct response to changed boundary-layer heat-flux divergence and an indirect response as a result of the consequent changes to the low-level circulation.last_img read more

Methane and nitrous oxide in the ice core record

first_imgPolar ice cores contain, in trapped air bubbles, an archive of the concentrations of stable atmospheric gases. Of the major non-CO2 greenhouse gases, methane is measured quite routinely, while nitrous oxide is more challenging, with some artefacts occurring in the ice and so far limited interpretation. In the recent past, the ice cores provide the only direct measure of the changes that have occurred during the industrial period; they show that the current concentration of methane in the atmosphere is far outside the range experienced in the last 650 000 years; nitrous oxide is also elevated above its natural levels. There is controversy about whether changes in the pre- industrial Holocene are natural or anthropogenic in origin. Changes in wetland emissions are generally cited asthe main cause of the large glacial–interglacial change in methane. However, changing sinks must also be considered, and the impact of possible newly described sources evaluated. Recent isotopic data appear to finally rule out any major impact of clathrate releases on methane at these time-scales. Any explanation must take into account that,at the rapid Dansgaard–Oeschger warmings of the last glacial period, methane rose by around half its glacial–interglacial range in only a few decades. The recent EPICA Dome C (Antarctica) record shows that methane tracked climate over the last 650 000 years, with lower methane concentrations in glacials than interglacials, and lower concentrations in cooler interglacials than in warmer ones. Nitrous oxide also shows Dansgaard–Oeschger and glacial–interglacial periodicity, but the pattern is less clear.last_img read more

Chong Qui carries Mount St. Mary’s over Utah Valley 64-61

first_img Tags: Damian Chong Qui/Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers/UVU Wolverines Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Damian Chong Qui scored a career best 18 points and drove for a layup with 12 seconds remaining as Mount St. Mary’s narrowly beat Utah Valley 64-61 on Tuesday night.Jalen Gibbs added 15 points for Mount St. Mary’s (2-5), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Omar Habwe added nine points and nine rebounds off the bench. Malik Jefferson had 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers.Casdon Jardine scored a career-high 25 points and had 11 rebounds for the Wolverines (4-4). TJ Washington added 18 points. Emmanuel Olojakpoke had seven rebounds and five blocks to go with three points.Brandon Averette, whose 15 points per game coming into the contest ranked second on the Wolverines, shot only 17 percent in the game (1 of 6).Mount St. Mary’s faces Howard on the road on Saturday. Utah Valley matches up against Colorado State on the road on Sunday. November 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Chong Qui carries Mount St. Mary’s over Utah Valley 64-61 Associated Presslast_img read more

Dixie Sate Baseball Wins 2 Saturday; Improves To 6-0

first_img Tags: Dixie baseball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES-The Dixie State baseball team improved to 6-0 on the season Saturday with a pair of wins on the campus of Cal State-Los Angeles at Reeder Field.The Trailblazers downed Northwest Nazarene 13-4 as Lane Pritchard, Tanner Harper and Tyson Fisher all homered.Haiden Hendricks took the win on the mound for Dixie State.In the nightcap, Pritchard, Cade Spurlin and Tyler Hollow had 2 RBI apiece as the Trailblazers downed Cal State-Los Angeles 9-3.Jack Gonzales earned the win on the mound for Dixie State, surrendering only three hits and posting five strikeouts in four innings of work.The Trailblazers conclude the series Sunday with one more game against Cal State-Los Angeles. Written by February 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie Sate Baseball Wins 2 Saturday; Improves To 6-0last_img read more

Nigeria: NIMASA Arrested Vessels for Illegal Oil Transfer off Lagos Coast

first_img View post tag: transfer Authorities View post tag: Arrested View post tag: off View post tag: For View post tag: vessels Back to overview,Home naval-today Nigeria: NIMASA Arrested Vessels for Illegal Oil Transfer off Lagos Coast Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has arrested five vessels for illegal crude oil transfer and bunkering activitie…(Vanguardngr)By Godwin Oritse Geofrey Bivbere & Martha Akokhia[mappress]Source: vanguardngr, October 27, 2011 Share this article Nigeria: NIMASA Arrested Vessels for Illegal Oil Transfer off Lagos Coast View post tag: oil October 27, 2011 View post tag: NIMASA View post tag: Lagos Coast View post tag: Illegallast_img read more

US Navy submarine tender dry-docks for refit

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy submarine tender dry-docks for refit View post tag: MSC Authorities Share this article The U.S. Navy’s submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) has entered a dry dock in Portland, Oregon for a scheduled dry-dock phase maintenance availability.Frank Cable departed its homeport of Guam in March this year and headed for Vigor Marine’s shipyard in Portland to have its systems and equipment repaired and renewed.Under a $24 million firm-fixed-price contract awarded by Military Sealift Command, Vigor Marine will perform tank inspections, freeboard preservation, sewage tank preservation, engine room bulkhead/structural repairs, main reduction gear repairs and air conditioning plant repairs. Frank Cable will also have its 30- and 5-ton crane repaired, among a number of other procedures.The submarine tender started its maintenance availability following a successful deployment in 2016, which included port visits to India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.During Frank Cable’s dry-docking period, sister ship USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) will be the lead repair facility conducting maintenance of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. US Navy submarine tender dry-docks for refit View post tag: USS Frank Cable View post tag: US Navy May 4, 2017last_img read more