TM Lewin supports Shelter with National Shirt Exchange Week

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Trading TM Lewin supports Shelter with National Shirt Exchange Week AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shirtmaker TM Lewin has announced National Shirt Exchange Week during which it will help fundraise for the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. From 26 September to 2 October the company is inviting the public to bring in any unwanted shirts to their nearest TM Lewin store and they will be donated to Shelter for them to sell in their shops.In addition, the company will donate £2 from the sale of every shirt purchased throughout the week to Shelter.Those that can not visit a TM Lewin store can still take part online. Online shoppers will be sent a donation bag enabling them to take their unwanted shirts into their local Shelter store.To promote National Shirt Exchange Week the company “will be building the biggest ever house made of shirts” in Paternoster Square, London on 26 September and in Spinningfields, Manchester on 28 September.The company’s Managing Director Geoff Quinn has already said that he will be donating several shirts, and journalist Jon Snow and Idris Elba from ‘The Wire’ are both going to be donating signed shirts to be auctioned in aid of Shelter. Leon Doyle from the recent series of ‘The Apprentice’ has 20 old shirts he is donating to support the campaign.www.shirts4shelter.co.ukPhoto: 2Tales on Flickr.com Howard Lake | 8 September 2011 | Newslast_img read more

Two journalists released after paying fine

first_imgNews Organisation ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail News November 12, 2020 Find out more ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Follow the news on Zimbabwe RSF_en to go furthercenter_img News July 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists released after paying fine The Zimbabwean section of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) reported that Ndamu Sandu and Godwin Mangudya, the two journalists who were arrested yesterday during a demonstration by the Combined Harare Residents Association, were released at the end of the afternoon today after spending the night in the Harare central police station. The 17 other demonstrators arrested yesterday were also freed. Each paid fines of 250,000 Zimbabwean dollars (2.50 US dollars).——————————–20.07.2005 – Two reporters arrested while covering Harare demonstrationReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrests of Ndamu Sandu of the independent weekly The Standard and freelancer Godwin Mangudya while covering a demonstration by about 70 people yesterday in Harare to demand better municipal services and to protest against a city council decision raising the price of water by 1,000 per cent.Seventeen members of the Combined Harare Residents Association, which organised the protest, were also detained by the police.“We demand the immediate release of the detained journalists and demonstrators, Reporters Without Borders said. In 2001, the government adopted the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), allowing it to legally gag the press. Today, two journalists are being held without justification and without being allowed visits by their lawyers. We firmly condemn these practices and point out that President Robert Mugabe is on our list of the world’s 38 leading press freedom predators.”The police still have not told the two journalist what they are charged with, while Sarah Chishiri of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), who is acting for all 19 detainees, said the police still have not allowed her to see her clients.Using the powers it gave itself under the AIPPA, the government has already had more than 10 journalists arrested and four newspapers, including the Daily News, closed down. Meanwhile, with the economic situation in Zimbabwe now catastrophic and inflation at more than 1,200 per cent, the police systematically crack down on any sign of popular discontent. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Reports Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Dad welcomes leap day daughter on his birthday

first_imgDignity Health(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Like father, like daughter.Mercy San Juan Medical Center was the site of a one in two million double birthday on Saturday. Camila Peñaloza was due on March 3, according to her mother, Jennifer Rebollar Cortez, and her earlier birth coincided not only with leap day, but also her father’s eighth “leap day” birthday.Ivan Peñaloza, 32, called this extraordinary shared birthday an unexpected blessing.“I prayed to God for my little baby girl and now we are going to share this amazing bond for the rest of our lives and I am just so happy,” he said in a statement through the hospital.Hospital staff presented Camila with a leapfrog outfit and sang happy birthday to her and her father, according to Cortez.“Having a child is such a special experience already but it has been that much more magical,” she said in a statement.The odds of parents sharing leap day birthday are one in 2.1 million, according to the hospital.“We feel incredibly fortunate to share in this special, life-changing moment with this family. Our heartfelt congratulations and we wish them a lifetime of love and happiness with their new bundle of joy,” Michael Korpiel, the president of the Mercy San Juan Medical Center, said in a statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sanders roughed up, hits back at Democratic presidential debate

first_imgFellow progressive Elizabeth Warren and centrists Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, all desperate to halt Sanders’ momentum before it is too late, laid into his ability to deliver on costly programs like universal health care and tuition-free college.Buttigieg, a 38-year-old military veteran presenting himself as a unifier, warned a Sanders fight against Trump would spell “chaos” and divide the nation.”I tell you what it adds up to,” Buttigieg said, “it ends up as four more years of Donald Trump.”Sanders is in pole position in South Carolina, the last step before “Super Tuesday” March 3 when 14 states vote and a whopping one third of all delegates — the representatives who pick the nominee at the Democratic Party’s July convention — are up for grabs. Topics : The 78-year-old hit back at the charge his policies were too “radical,” insisting such ideas “exist in countries all over the world,” including the notion that health care is a human right.”The way we beat Trump, which is what everybody up here wants, is we need a campaign of energy and excitement,” Sanders said.”We need to bring working people back in to the Democratic Party.”Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speak after the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Seven candidates qualified for the debate, hosted by CBS News and Congressional Black Caucus Institute, ahead of South Carolinas primary in four days. (AFP/Win McNamee/Getty Images)- ‘Bumper stickers’ -Talking over one another in often contentious exchanges, the seven candidates on stage aggressively vied for attention, locking horns on everything from housing to China policy and whether or not to move the US embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv.Seeking to prove he is still in the fight, the 77-year-old Biden put in a spirited performance and snapped back at moderators who tried to cut him off, telling them: “I’m not going to be quiet anymore, OK?”The former vice president aimed a sharp attack at Sanders over gun control, an issue largely absent from previous debates, and a significant weakness for the Vermont senator who voted against legislation that would have allowed lawsuits against gun manufacturers.Sanders had emerged largely unscathed from the previous debate. But he acknowledged he was now in the firing line, with rivals seeking to derail his push for the nomination following two straight victories, in New Hampshire and then Nevada.”I’m hearing my name mentioned a little bit tonight,” he said to laughter. “I wonder why.”Piling on, Klobuchar hammered Sanders’s plans as “broken promises that sound good on bumper stickers,” while billionaire activist Tom Steyer accused him of planning “a government takeover of large parts of the economy.”Like Buttigieg, Bloomberg sought to cast a Sanders nomination as a sure path to losing.”Vladimir Putin thinks that Donald Trump should be president of the United States, and that’s why Russia is helping you get elected so you’ll lose to him,” the former New York mayor told Sanders in a heated opening exchange.”I’m the one choice that makes some sense,” said Bloomberg, touting his experience running America’s largest city for 12 years — a point hammered home in lavish televised ads during multiple commercial breaks.Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Seven candidates qualified for the debate, hosted by CBS News and Congressional Black Caucus Institute, ahead of South Carolinas primary in four days. (AFP/Win McNamee/Getty Images)- Bloomberg, Biden seek rebound -Bloomberg seeking to rebound from a disastrous performance last week in his first debate and prove he is a credible, moderate alternative to the leftist Sanders.But the 78-year-old found himself under assault too, including by Warren who called him “the riskiest candidate” on stage.”I don’t care how much money mayor Bloomberg has. The core of the Democratic Party will never trust him,” Warren said. “He has not earned their trust. I will.”Bloomberg jumped late into the race, and has not been on the ballot in the four early states, opting instead to make a splash on Super Tuesday. He has now spent more than $500 million on campaign advertising.Rival centrist Biden desperately needs a win after dismal showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, and a disappointing result in Nevada where he won 20.2 percent, well behind Sanders’ 46.8 percent.Biden has been counting on strong support among black voters in South Carolina to recharge his flagging campaign — earning cheers at one point when he promised to put a female black justice on the Supreme Court if elected.Pressed on whether he would throw in the towel if he falls short on Saturday, Biden stood defiant, saying: “I will win South Carolina.”center_img Democratic White House hopefuls rounded on leftist frontrunner Bernie Sanders at a feisty debate Tuesday, attacking him as too extreme for American voters and a flawed challenger to President Donald Trump.Joe Biden, who needs a victory in South Carolina’s crucial primary on Saturday to keep his campaign alive, hit Sanders as soft on gun control, while billionaire tycoon Michael Bloomberg claimed Russia was working to help Sanders win the nomination — betting he would be defeated in November.And Sanders’ rivals joined in savaging the self-described democratic socialist as too radical to appeal to a broad swathe of Americans.last_img read more

USACE Announces Disaster Recovery Projects for Texas

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced an initial list of projects to address high-priority needs in states recently impacted by natural disasters, including several in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. According to the USACE, the initial allocation of approximately $360 million will be used to address at 32 projects in 12 states.The funding for these projects comes as a part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.“As Texas continues on the road to recovery, our shipping channels and bayous are among the highest priorities for investment and repair,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “These projects and improvements will address concerns in a number of local communities affected by Harvey and help combat future flood events. I thank the Army Corps of Engineers for their commitment to these initial projects and look forward to expanding upon this list as Texas continues to recover and rebuild.”The USACE identified the following projects in Texas to begin repair work on:Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries;Corpus Christi Ship Channel;Galveston Harbor and Channel;GIWW, Channel to Victoria;Gulf Intracoastal Waterway;Houston Ship Channel;Matagorda Ship Channel;Sabine Neches Waterway;Wallisville Lake.last_img read more

Secular Science’s Meat Market: Abortion and Embryos

first_imgWhen it comes to killing the unborn, science journals and secular reporters are all for it.It would seem odd for an evolutionist to inhibit reproduction, the raw material for natural selection. But that’s because Big Science and Big Media lean to the left, where there is no need to be consistent. Whenever abortion or its products come up in the media—baby body parts and embryos—reporters only think it is odd if you oppose free access to killing the unborn.Justice Antonin Scalia had not even been buried before reporters wondered if abortion rights will be expanded with his passing. (To see the leftist slant, notice also that Live Science immediately wondered what a Scalia-free court would mean for climate change: “Scalia’s passing means the pact [Obama’s climate program] seems safer now than was the case just several days ago,” stated as a positive outcome.) In the following news items on abortion from science media sites, notice the slant in favor of abortion:“Women considering abortions in many U.S. states get medically inaccurate information” (Medical Xpress). Everyone is for accurate information, but the bias in the article is to make informed consent laws look bad. The article also opposes the Texas law requiring higher standards for abortionists, worrying that it will reduce “abortion services.”“Study measures impact of removing Planned Parenthood from Texas women’s health program” (Science Daily). This article is highly biased in favor of Planned Parenthood, completely ignoring the scandals of its sale of baby body parts. “The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths,” the article gasps. How can the US be so different from other enlightened nations?“The U.S. continues to have higher rates of unintended pregnancies than most rich nations, and we know that U.S. and Texas women face barriers as they try to access preventative services,” Stevenson said. “It’s a public health issue that Texas women struggle to achieve their reproductive goals.“Nowhere are the rights of the unborn child considered. Does the baby have a goal of being given a chance at life?“Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash” (Medical Xpress). This article has a subtext of questioning whether Brazilian mothers are doing the right thing by opposing abortion when the Zika virus might give their children microcephaly or other diseases. The mothers who believe in the right to life look foolish, while the lawyer has sense: “If tests confirm the virus (in a pregnant woman), she should then be given the right to choose between going through a high-risk prenatal period and pregnancy and give birth to her child or abort without fear of breaking the law.”Embryos as PlaythingsAnother area where science leans left is in embryonic tinkering. Some worry that experimentation with human embryos could lean to “designer babies” and a new round of eugenics.UK scientists gain licence to edit genes in human embryos (Nature). No worries here; just celebration of scientific progress. “It’s an important first. The HFEA has been a very thoughtful, deliberative body that has provided rational oversight of sensitive research areas, and this establishes a strong precedent for allowing this type of research to go forward,” one spokesperson says. How does this reflect on those who disagree? Backward, irrational, insensitive, thoughtless.“Will gene editing create designer babies?” (Medical Xpress). Canadian Tim Caulfield gets the only microphone in this article. He downplays the slippery slope argument, and opposes legal restrictions on gene editing. “I don’t think everybody is going to agree that this technology is appropriate or should go forward,” he says, positioning himself as the adult in the room. “But at least it seems like the temperature is a little lower and we are having a quite sophisticated discussion, at various levels, about the benefits and risks of this technology.”US panel greenlights creation of male ‘three-person’ embryos (Nature). Isn’t it wonderful that scientists can now play God? All for good purposes only, of course. The article grants a slight deference to the concerns of “faith-based” groups, not that they would have any power to do anything to stop scientific progress. Strangely, the article ends with someone worried about “more concerning forms of germline editing.”Breakthrough in generating embryonic cells that are critical for human health (Medical Xpress). Experiments are on rabbit embryos so far at USC. The article states that “access to these embryonic cells in humans is very difficult” without explaining why there are ethical concerns. The difficulty “is because these protocols commonly use ingredients or components not well defined” or are hard to use, not because it requires destroying a human life. The lab can use induced pluripotent stem cells instead; why not?Selective OutrageOther moral concerns expressed in science media usually take the leftist position.Why people oppose same-sex marriage: Psychology study points to self-interest as a leading cause (Science Daily). UCLA profs psychoanalyze conservatives. “Many people who oppose same-sex marriage are uncomfortable with casual sex and feel threatened by sexual promiscuity,” one says. Well, what do you know! Note to evo-psychs: same-sex couples lose out in the Darwinian fitness race, because they cannot reproduce.How to stop the sexual harassment of women in science (PhysOrg). There’s been a lot of concern about sexual harassment of women researchers by powerful male scientists, showing that academics are fully capable of moral outrage when they want to be. Marcia McNutt wrote a lengthy article about this for Science Magazine.Mammal matters & morals: Jon Beckmann asks whether it is right to hunt grizzly bears in Yellowstone now that their numbers have rebounded, since they have become an increasing hazard to humans (Live Science). And Matthew Brown wrestles with the complex issues involved in letting hunters shoot Yellowstone bison, since they have outgrown their habitat, and some carry disease (PhysOrg).Would it be wrong to eradicate mosquitoes? (BBC News). Some worry that it would be “morally wrong to eradicate an entire species,” even when it is responsible for millions of human deaths. How about eradicating tens of millions of unborn human babies? Not asked. Meanwhile, an 81-year-old rancher was arrested and sent to jail for spraying mosquitoes after his wife nearly died from mosquito-borne West Nile virus (see WND).It’s All Evolution AnywayEvolution of moral outrage: I’ll punish your bad behavior to make me look good (PhysOrg). In this reprint from The Conversation, Jillian Jordan evolutionizes human morality again, making us just another animal subject to the forces of evolution. He ends with cognitive dissonance: “This conclusion doesn’t undermine the moral good that often results from our drive to punish, but rather sheds light on its origins and its nature.” But if it originated by evolution, on what grounds can Jordan say it’s good?Do we have free will? (Medical Xpress). The answer is, no, according to two psychologists from UC Santa Barbara. So did they choose to run their experiments on fellow human subjects, or is this all part of an evolutionary game to make academics engage in self-refuting vocalizations?Everyone has a bias. We have one. The difference is that we give the other side a clear voice and we evaluate their claims clearly and in context. Leftists rarely do. They present their views as “science,” pretending to be honest, moral researchers and reporters just describing phenomena from a neutral platform. Conservatives are portrayed as those weirdos over there who are “faith-based” and motivated by religion.Academics really need to get out more and escape their stuffy leftist make-believe worlds. Ever since Darwin, Huxley and Tyndall invaded the universities and took over, academia became a self-perpetuating society of leftists who misuse the good name of science to support abortion, eugenics, embryonic destruction and other leftist ideals. Oh, but never think they are immoral. They really care about those mosquitoes! (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

25 days agoEx-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajax

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajaxby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is training with Ajax.The Holland international is a free agent after having his contract with Leeds United terminated by mutual consent this month.Anita has now popped up at Ajax, where he is training with Jong Ajax.He has been linked with Maccabi Haifa, though is keeping his options open.Anita spent last season in Holland on-loan with Willem II. last_img read more

10 days ago​Bournemouth midfielder Billing ready for Denmark debut

first_img​Bournemouth midfielder Billing ready for Denmark debutby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is ready to make his debut for Denmark.The 23-year-old, who has shown for the Cherries in the Premier League in the first eight games of this season, has not played for his country yet.He is now on his third call up, and he is hoping that it will be the moment that allows him to get on the pitch for Denmark for the first time.Denmark play Luxembourg in a friendly tomorrow evening.Billing told the Daily Echo: “If I got my debut now it would be about time to be fair!”I’ve been there a few times and it would be nice to get my debut for my country and that’s what you dream of since being a kid. Hopefully it will happen this time.”You never know whether it’s going to be this time or not, but all I can do is work hard and see what happens.”It’s positive to be in there (the squad), but obviously I’m not just happy to get called up. I want to play as well, that’s why I’m there and hopefully this time I will get my debut.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Criminologist Holds Session with Restorative Justice Stakeholders

first_img He said violence is attributable to several main factors, including poverty, lack of opportunity, high unemployment, lack of education, trauma, limited police presence in communities, dysfunctional families and a breakdown in the relationship between the police and community members. Story Highlights In his address, Mr. Pinkney outlined the causes of violence and possible strategies to reduce them. Twenty restorative justice practitioners, pastors and Peace Management Initiative (PMI) representatives participated in an interactive session with British Criminologist and Gang Reform Specialist, Craig Pinkney,yesterday (February 6) at the Justice Ministry, in Kingston.Hosted by the Ministry’s Restorative Justice Unit, the session was held under the theme ‘Building Personal and Community Competencies for Peace’, and formed part of activities for Restorative Justice Week, being observed from February 3 to 9.In his address, Mr. Pinkney outlined the causes of violence and possible strategies to reduce them.He said violence is attributable to several main factors, including poverty, lack of opportunity, high unemployment, lack of education, trauma, limited police presence in communities, dysfunctional families and a breakdown in the relationship between the police and community members.Mr. Pinkney called on the key stakeholders with access to violence perpetrators to engage them in their communities to effect change.He said these could include government officials, police personnel, religious leaders, educators and research teams, and could provide data to develop community strategies to implement change.Restorative Justice Week aims to educate the public on the value of restorative justice as an alternative mechanism for conflict resolution.The week’s activities commenced with a Church service on February 3 at the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston.Other events include a public lecture on February 7 at Moneague College in St. Ann on the topic ‘A Restorative Approach to Gang Violence in Jamaica’; and the Ninth International Restorative Justice Conference on February 9 at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston. Mr. Pinkney will be the guest speaker at the conference.Restorative justice is a process whereby all the parties with a stake in a particular offence come together to resolve, collectively, how to deal with the aftermath of the breach.It focuses on holding the offender accountable in a more meaningful way. It repairs the harm caused by the offence, helps to reintegrate the offender into the community and helps to achieve a sense of healing for both the victim and the community.Communities where the Restorative Justice Programme is under way include Trench Town, Jones Town, Craig Town and Hannah Town, in St. Andrew; Greater Allman Town and Fletcher’s Land, in Kingston; communities in Spanish Town, St. Catherine; May Pen and surrounding areas, in Clarendon; and communities in Westmoreland and St. James. Twenty restorative justice practitioners, pastors and Peace Management Initiative (PMI) representatives participated in an interactive session with British Criminologist and Gang Reform Specialist, Craig Pinkney,yesterday (February 6) at the Justice Ministry, in Kingston.last_img read more

Vince Gill To Perform At William Shatners Hollywood Charity Horse Show

first_imgOrganizers for the 23rd Annual William Shatner Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Sponsored by Wells Fargo, announced today that country music legend Vince Gill will perform live at the event to be held on April 27, 2013.The Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Sponsored by Wells Fargo enters its 23rd year of fundraising with a spectacular affair at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank, California.Guests will be treated to an exciting arena show with Tommy Turvey and a world-class reining competition, followed by a western dinner catered by Stonefire Grill. The evening concludes with a special LIVE performance by country music legend Vince Gill.Proceeds from the event will benefit special-needs children’s charities across the city of Los Angeles including: AHEAD With Horses, Camp Max Straus, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Hollenbeck Police Activities League (PAL), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Painted Turtle and others.“Over the last 23 years, we have been able to help thousands of young Angelinos thanks to the support we receive from our generous sponsors and attendees,” commented William Shatner. “We are so fortunate to have the great talent of Vince Gill for our entertainment this year. He is absolutely terrific and generous with his time and support.”Information about the 23rd Annual “Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Sponsored by Wells Fargo” at www.horseshow.org, or 818.509.2290.last_img read more