first_img Howard Lake | 5 March 2007 | News £500,000 charity challenge kicks off in Ireland Tagged with: Ireland 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. Charity events company I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS has kicked off its twelve-month charity challenge around Ireland when it hopes to raise over £500K for a number of causes. Charity adventure events are planned for towns and cities across Ireland over the next twelve months with the first expected to attract up to 500 people at the Brunswick Superbowl in Derry over the weekend of Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st of April 2007. Over 200 friends and family will compete in the city’s largest-ever charity bungee jump. Former Miss UK and now international model Lucy Evangelista popped back from her current base in Australia to help launch the charitable initiative. Lucy will be jumping on Saturday 31st March in Derry for Foyle Search and Rescue. Advertisementcenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A similar event, with additional challenges including city abseiling, will be taking place in Belfast in June and in a number of towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic. Dean Langasco, Director of Belfast-based I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS commented: We have had fantastic support from the people of Northern Ireland so far and would encourage anyone who wants to be involved in our charity challenge to get in touch as soon as possible. Register with us online at or call 02890 693413 for information about the many events planned up and down the island of Ireland.To make it straightforward for participants, as well as an easy-to-complete sponsorship form, I LOVE MONDAYS EVENTS will be providing books of prize draw tickets, kindly assisted by sponsor STA Travel Belfast and Contiki Travel, to give to your friends, family and colleagues in exchange for sponsorship. Refer-a-friend prizes are also available for getting more people to take part. Prizes include: rally driving for two, a luxury pamper day at Nirvana and a three day shopping trip to New York courtesy of STA Travel Belfast. Bungee jumpers need to raise a minimum of £230 for one of the following charities below to take part for free – Autism Initiatives, Mencap, The NI Cancer Fund for Children, Cooperation Ireland, Disability Action, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust, Age Concern, Special Olympics, Foyle Search and Rescue, Ulster Cancer Foundation, British Red Cross, Simon Community and Depaul Trust. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa April 29, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more News News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Follow the news on Algeria Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders today urged the Algerian authorities to ensure an effective investigation into a murder attempt against Hafnaoui Ghoul, a journalist on the daily al-Wassat and a human rights activist, at his home in Djelfa (250 kms south of Algiers) overnight on 6-7 January. A group of hooded assailants armed with a knife were lying in wait for him, gagged him and ripped his clothes. They fled without being identified.“The Algerian authorities have a duty to protect all their citizens regardless of their activities and opinions. Hafnaoui Ghoul regularly exposed embezzlement and scandals in the city of Djelfa. Unless there is a serious investigation leading to the investigation and trial of those responsible, it will send a very disturbing signal to investigative journalists”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Hafnaoui Ghoul made a formal complaint following the attack and asked the prosecutor to provide him with protection. Reporters Without Borders regrets that the police failed to act in response to threats the journalist said had been made against him the week before the assault.Alongside his work as a journalist, Ghoul is also spokesman for the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH) and is a member of the National Union of Algerian Journalists. He was imprisoned for six months in 2004 during which he observed a two-week hunger strike to protest against harassment from the judicial authorities. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News January 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hooded assailants launch knife attack against journalist Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News May 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews As a result of a supreme court ruling on 30 September, Le Journal Hebdomadaire, one of Morocco’s few independent newspapers, was ordered to pay 250,000 euros in damages on 18 October in connection with a libel suit brought in 2006 by a think-tank based abroad over an article about Western Sahara. If the weekly is forced to pay, its survival will be in doubt. October 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Hillary Clinton to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists RSF_en Taoufiq Bouachrine, the publisher of the Casablanca-based newspaper Akhbar al-Youm, and cartoonist Khalid Gueddar will be the targets of two parallel lawsuits on 30 October in connection with a cartoon of Moulay Ismaïl, a cousin of the king, that appeared in its 26-27 September issue. One of the actions, brought by the interior ministry, accuses them of “attacking an emblem of the kingdom.” The other, brought by Ismaïl himself, is demanding 266,000 euros in damages for “failing to accord due respect to a member of the royal family.” The newspaper’s headquarters have meanwhile been closed and are being guarded by police. Dear Secretary of State Clinton, April 15, 2021 Find out more Secretary of State Hillary ClintonUS Department of StateWashington DCUSA Prosecutions are being brought against news media and journalists, who are being sentenced to jail terms or to pay exorbitant damages awards as the judicial system deploys an arsenal of sanctions designed to intimidate and financially asphyxiate the independent press. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation On 26 October, a court in Rabat gave Ali Anouzla, the editor of the daily Al-Jarida Al-Oula, a one-year suspended jail sentenced and fined him 10,000 dirhams (885 euros) on a charge of publishing false information and “mendacious allegations and facts with the intention of causing harm” in a 27 August article that contradicted a bulletin about King Mohammed’s health. Bouchra Eddou, a journalist charged with complicity in the same case, got a three-month suspended sentenced and a fine of 5,000 dirhams (455 euros). Both say they will appeal. April 28, 2021 Find out more Ten years after Mohammed VI’s accession to the throne in 1999, the record is very uneven. The start of his reign saw real advances but they were followed by reverses and tension, especially from July 2009 onwards. Courts have ordered Moroccan newspapers to pay more than 2 million euros in fines and damages since 1999, while journalists have been sentenced to a combined total of 28 years in prison. June 8, 2021 Find out more News We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this matter. Sincerely, Reporters Without Borders urges you to use the opportunity offered by your visit to Morocco to talk about the difficulties that the independent media are facing and to raise this crucial issue with the Moroccan authorities. The aim of the Forum of the Future which the US government set up in 2004 is to promote democratisation in the Broader Middle East and North Africa region. Press freedom is an essential component of this democratisation. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information Paris, 28 October 2009 Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Reporters Without Borders has just completed a visit to Morocco in which it met with journalists and representatives of Moroccan media in difficulty and publicly expressed its support at a news conference yesterday in Casablanca. Although fewer topics had seemed to be still off-limits in recent years thanks to the independent press’s tenacity and an apparent desire on the part of King Mohammed to ease restrictions, the Royal Palace has reaffirmed some of the taboos in recent months, especially those affecting the image of the king and members of the royal family. Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to draw your attention to the disturbing deterioration in the press freedom situation in Morocco on the eve of your official visit to that country on 2-3 November. News Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa At the end of a trial that did not respect defence rights, a Rabat court sentenced Driss Chahtane of the newspaper Al-Michaal on 15 October to a year in prison over an article about the king’s health. Two other journalists, Rachid Mahamid and Mustapha Hayrane, were given three-month jail terms in connection with the same article and all three were ordered to pay several thousand dirhams in damages. Chahtane was arrested and jailed that evening. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Saharalast_img read more

first_imgEC Volleyball wrapped up the regular season tonight with wins at all three levels in straight sets.EC vs FC Volleyball (10-16)We had our annual Dig Pink event to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. It was a successful night in every aspect. Both teams did a great job honoring those fighting the battle, those who have lost the battle, and those who have survived the battle.We mixed things up tonight. We tried some new things and new rotations in hopes of having a few different threats in the post season. The girls did a great job at adjusting and showed a lot of promise in a different strategy.It was a great regular season. I’m proud of ECVB at all three levels. Our freshman finished with an undefeated record and our JV team only dropped one match all year. All three teams finished as EIAC Champs! We have a bright future ahead of us, but our focus on this year is far from over. The weight of the world is on the shoulder of these varsity players. We have high expectations for the post season.Varsity finished the regular season 26-6 and 13-1 in EIAC action.Next up: Varsity travels to Columbus East on Saturday, October 25 to face the winner of Columbus East and Columbus North. Our match will begin immediately following the match between Bloomington North and South. Championship game will be at 7 PM that night.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more