Howard Lake | 14 July 2002 | News 20 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. SMS text votes work for Big Brother AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising using premium-rate SMS with mobile ‘phones could work very well, if Channel 4’s experience with the Big Brother TV show is anything to go by.According to research by Baskerville’s Mobile Internet newsletter, viewers have already spent £850,000 on text message voting in relation to the show. This accounts for nearly 30% of all votes.Read Big Brother makes big money with SMS by Nick Farrell at VNU.net. Advertisement
Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News ChinaHong KongSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionUnited Nations ChinaHong KongSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionUnited Nations RSF_en Although suffering from serious health problems, the 55-year-old Swedish citizen has been detained arbitrarily in China since shortly after going missing while on vacation in Thailand in 2015. The part owner of a Hong Kong-based publishing house that specialised in publishing books with sensational details about the private lives of Chinese leaders, Gui was the last of five publishers to mysteriously disappear in 2015 only to later resurface on Chinese state TV delivering forced confessions.In yesterday’s sentencing announcement, the Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court claimed that Gui had pleaded guilty and would not appeal. The court also said that, although he had become a naturalized Swedish citizen in 1996, he had decided to resume his Chinese citizenship in 2018.RSF condemns this outrageous travesty of justice and calls on democratic nations to put pressure on Chinese authorities to free Gui and all of the other journalists and bloggers imprisoned in China.“This case sets a dangerous precedent in which Beijing has assumed the right to kidnap an EU citizen, hold him arbitrarily for more than four years, and then give him a jail term that amounts to a death sentence in the light of his state of health,” said Erik Halkjaer, the president of RSF Sweden. “We urge the international community to step up pressure on China to free Gui Minhai and all other detained journalists and bloggers.”“This persecution of a foreign citizen in violation of both the Chinese constitution and international law shows that the Chinese government takes the democracies’ passivity for granted,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. “If it doesn’t encounter more resistance, Xi Jinping’s regime will know that it can act with impunity when it kidnaps its opponents anywhere in the world, holds them incommunicado for as long as it wants, parades them on TV like cattle at a fair, claims against all evidence that they are free, and even prevents them from seeking medical care.”Kidnapped in ThailandThe main shareholder of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay bookstore and the Mighty Current publishing house, Gui went missing on 14 October 2015, when he was probably kidnapped by Chinese intelligence agents from his holiday home in the Thai resort city of Pattaya. He reappeared on China’s state-owned CCTV on 17 January 2016, giving a supposedly “spontaneous” confession that had been filmed in a Chinese detention centre.The Chinese authorities proceeded to accuse him of “illegal commercial operations,” “divulging state secrets” and even “illegally keeping the company of foreign diplomats.” In 2017, they prevented him from seeing a doctor chosen by the Swedish embassy, although he had the symptoms of a serious neurological ailment.RSF repeatedly called for Gui’s release and submitted his case to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Swedish PEN awarded him the Tucholsky Prize for persecuted writers at a ceremony on 15 November 2019 attended by Sweden’s culture minister, prompting threats of “counter-measures” by China’s ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou. A group of press freedom defenders including RSF called for Gui’s immediate release in an open letter to Xi Jinping that was published in Sweden’s six largest newspapers last week.With more than 100 journalists currently detained, China is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Sweden is ranked third. June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the world’s democracies to press the Chinese authorities to release Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish book publisher who was sentenced to ten years in prison yesterday in the eastern city of Ningbo on a charge of “illegally providing intelligence” to foreign countries. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison February 25, 2020 Call for pressure on China to free Swedish publisher jailed for ten years Organisation to go further Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more
Government’s promised €18 million to Global Vaccine Alliance DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleInclusion Ireland says new guidelines give clarity to medics during pandemicNext articleGardai urge road users not to take unnecessary risks on the roads News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 The Taoiseach’s announced that the Government’s promised 18 million euro as part of global efforts to defeat the coronavirus.Heads of state have been joining a live-streamed round-robin to announce their countries’ contributions to the Global Vaccine Alliance, GAVI.Today’s announcement brings the total that Ireland has already committed to combat Covid-19 to 78 million euro.Leo Varadkar says the funding will help immunisation programmes in the third world when a vaccine for the coronavirus is developed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Varad-vaccine5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 4, 2020 Google+
Written by Brad James June 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Adds Illinois Transfer Tevian Jones FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-In news from Wednesday, Southern Utah men’s basketball added Illinois transfer Tevian Jones.Jones, a native of Chandler, Ariz., has averaged 2.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in two seasons for the Fighting Illini.During his freshman campaign (2018-19) at Champaign, Ill., Jones netted a career-high 18 points as the Fighting Illini upset No. 13 Maryland 78-67. Jones connected on four 3-pointers to help Illinois knock off the Terrapins that day.The 6-7 205-pound Jones has impressive size at the guard position, making him a match-up nightmare for many opponents.Jones was a dynamic scorer in high school at Culver City, Calif., averaging 20.5 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Centaurs his senior season.Jones is one of five transfers added by Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon this off-season. Others include Nick Fleming (Highland C.C.), Aanen Moody (North Dakota), Yuat Alok (Central Florida) and Marquis Moore (Detroit Mercy). Tags: SUU Men’s Basketball
Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is searching for qualified instructors as part ofits adjunct faculty pool to teach Research Methods across theSchool of Business and Public Policy (SBPP) curriculum in bothundergraduate and graduate courses. Examples of courses include,but are not limited to: Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Doctorally-trained instructors are preferred, and a master’s degreein a related field is required. Daytime and evening campus-basedavailability are preferred.When applying, include the phrase “SBPP Research AdjunctApplication” in the subject line of the application email and stateyour teaching availability (daytime or evening) in your coverletter.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected] Business Research MethodsCommunication Research MethodsMarketing Research MethodsPolitical Science Research MethodsPublic Administration Research Methods
January 11, 2015: Sunday Calls for service: 97Motor Vehicle Stops: 41Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 22Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 13 Fire and 3 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 700 block Battersea Rd., at 3:51pmWarrant, 300 block Wesley Ave., at 5:27pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th St. & Asbury Ave., at 6:19pm January 15, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 84Motor Vehicle Stops: 28Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS callsWarrant, 2700 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 10:07amMotor vehicle accident, 12th St. & West Ave., at 12:05pmWarrant, 800 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 2:36pm January 16, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 77Motor Vehicle Stops: 28Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsFight, 1200 block West Ave., at 12:18amHarassment, 500 block 14th St., at 11:00amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 6:34pm January 13, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 43Motor Vehicle Stops: 10Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 6Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 13 fire and 1 EMS callsBurglary, 1100 block Haven Ave., at 12:47amWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 2:30pmBurglary, 2200 block West Ave., one in custody, at 7:24pm January 12, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 44Motor Vehicle Stops: 17Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 9Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 4 EMS callsWarrant, 3000 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 11:26amWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 11:53am OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESJanuary 11 – 17, 2015Calls for Service: 482Daily Average: 69 January 17, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 18Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 14Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 400 block 2nd St., at 10:11amMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 6:01pm January 14, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 81Motor Vehicle Stops: 36Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 21Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 2 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 8th St. & West Ave., at 2:26pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department
New Orleans-based future funk act Naughty Professor has recently announced a run of dates, which includes a headlining show in New York City on Thursday, March 23rd at American Beauty – with special guest vocalist Cole DeGenova (purchase tickets here). Watch the tour video below to get a taste for DeGenova’s pipes:With a frontline horn section, and a jazz-inspired, funk-formulating rhythm section, anything is possible with these guys. With the release of 2016’s In The Flesh, the group catapulted into the spotlight, garnering the respect from fellow Big Easy musicians and acts such as George Porter Jr., The Revivalists, Galactic, and Rebirth Brass Band.Now, with a new album on the way Identity, featuring special guest collaborators from the New Orleans music scene, the sound of Naughty Professor is even more refined. Similar to the approach of fellow instrumental jazz/funk experts Snarky Puppy and their Family Dinner sessions, the band’s upcoming album will feature special guest spots from Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Benny Bloom (Lettuce), Mike Dillon, members of The Soul Rebels, and many more. So far, we’ve been graced with these tastes of what’s to come.The first release of the single “Stray,” which features David Shaw, lead singer of The Revivalists, further cemented the respect of their NOLA brethren, as the 6-piece group combines complex compositions with the ability to improvise and take things to another level. Elements of the group’s jazz influence can easily be heard, but those futuristic funky stylings are what make any Naughty Professor show a good ol’ fashioned party!Naughty Professor ft. David Shaw (The Revivalists) “Stray”: To get a taste of Naughty Professor’s live performance, in the flesh of their own original compositions, check out their video of “In The Tribe” from their first album below.The diverse sounds of Naughty Professor is undeniable, and this American Beauty show in NYC is going to be a NOLA party of epic proportions. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, January 20th at 1pm EDT and can be purchased at the following link.– Show Info –Artist: Naughty Professor with support TBDVenue: American Beauty NYCDate: Thursday – March 23rd, 2017Ages: 21+Tickets: $12.50adv / $15dos (Purchase HERE) The second release is the hot new single “Darker Daze” which features Jurassic 5 MC Chali 2na and NOLA-based vocalist/guitarist Dexter Gilmore. Chali 2na and Naughty Professor have spent several weeks on the road together, playing both originals from each and an impressive medley of J5 classics. Check out the studio original “Darker Daze” video, followed by a video from their live collaboration from The Joy Theatre.Naughty Professor ft. Chali 2na “Darker Daze”:
One of the most beloved Phish traditions is their Halloween “musical costume”, which dates back to their 1994 Halloween performance at Glen Falls, NY’s Glen Falls Civic Center. In 2016, Phish honored the late and legendary David Bowie by performing the entirety of his 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars in Las Vegas. However, the two years prior to that, Phish took a break from the “classic rock album” tradition, delivering sets of (at the time) unheard original material. For a complete look back at previous years’ Halloween costumes, read on over here. The news is out! The doors have opened at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Phish’s first of four nights at the venue, and the first Halloween Phishbills have been distributed, meaning that this year’s musical costume is now public knowledge. Without further adieu, tonight’s musical costume will be í Rokk by Kasvot Växt (which translates to “Face Plant” “into rock”), from Stavanger, Norway. Whatever that means…A band and album so obscure, there are no official descriptions anywhere to be found on the Internet: except for this apparent 2006 interview on Furious.com that is getting a whole lot of Google referrals right about now.As the Furious author, Jason Gross, introduces the album,There are many albums that are more heard about than actually heard, but Kasvot Växt’s í rokk is even more obscure than almost anything else I’ve run across. I will admit to not even having heard the whole of it myself, but as a devoted listener to a particular community radio station in upstate New York in the late 1980’s, I was well tuned in when a few songs from it briefly rode the top of the charts of that tiny self-obsessed corner of the world. I’m pretty sure they were all played from the same taped copy of the album. The music wasn’t as mercurial as Magma (who sang in their own made-up language) and only slightly more mysterious than Horsebox or The Residents but there was something that was unique, appealing and alien about them that made them unforgettable nevertheless.Read the full interview here, as well as a 2006 album review from WMFU’s Beware of the Blog. While both sources look credible, hours of research have led fans to uncover some decent truths of improbability. We’ll let this show play out before making any definitive claims, but…Face Plant! Into Rock.The Phishbill opens,It is as if Kasvot Växt never existed. But Halloween is about ghosts, is it not? And who better to tell us the story of a ghost than Phish? Phish has chosen the obscure Scandanavian band Kasvot Växt (translating to “Face Plant”) and their only recorded album, 1981’s í Rokk as their 2018 Halloween musical costume.See below for the full-version of tonight’s Phishbill. Swedish Phish?
It’s time to get those green creative juices flowing. The Harvard Office for Sustainability has announced the application timeline for this year’s round of 2010-11 Student Sustainability Grants, available at www.green.harvard/grants.Now in its second year, the grants program funds on-campus environmental projects by undergraduate and graduate students that contribute to achieving Harvard’s sustainability commitments, including the University’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016, including growth.Last year’s sustainability grants were awarded to a wide variety of projects, from the creation of the Harvard Community Garden and an undergraduate bike sharing program to zero waste events like the Center for Astrophysics’ summer barbeque—less than 5% of total waste collected went to the landfill. The “mobile ethnic garden,” a set of moveable raised planter beds designed by grantee Christina Cho of the Graduate School of Design, was recently featured on the popular environmental blog Treehugger.Seed funding of between $500 and $5,000 per project will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students for their creative, pragmatic plans to reduce waste, cut energy use and create a more environmentally sustainable campus.Grant applications are due by midnight Monday, Oct.25, 2010 and recipients will be announced on Monday, Nov. 15. Projects must be completed by April 27, 2011. Applications are available on the Common Grants website at https://asperin.fas.harvard.edu/cga/login.jsp and on the University’s sustainability website at www.green.harvard.edu/grants. An information session will be scheduled in early October to answer questions from interested students about the application process.“Harvard is committed to confronting the challenge of climate change and environmental sustainability by encouraging creative problem-solving and promoting culture change at every level of the University,” said Heather Henriksen, director of the Office for Sustainability.Grant applications will be reviewed by a University-wide selection committee and decisions will be based on a variety of criteria including: measurable impact on Harvard’s greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, waste, or water use; cost savings resulting from resource conservation; innovation; teamwork; visibility; and replicability.The Student Sustainability Grants program was created by the Office for Sustainability to encourage collaboration and creating thinking among students, staff and faculty as the University seeks to create a more sustainable campus through behavior change initiatives and by creating replicable models of cost-effective solutions that can be applied at Harvard and beyond.