Cobra Foundation grants £10,000 to WaterAid for flood victims

first_img Tagged with: corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Cobra Foundation, the charity that provides support to South Asian communities hit by natural disasters, has made a grant of £10,000 to international NGO WaterAid.The money was raised through the sale of Cobra Beer during the 2010 National Curry Week, and will be used to provide sanitation for villages in South Asia and, in particular, clean water supplies for village communities.Patrick Shervington, Chairman of the Cobra Foundation, said that the foundation would continue to work with WaterAid.The Cobra Foundation was founded in 2005 in partnership with Cobra Beer and has continued its work since the formation of the Joint Venture between Molson Coors and Cobra. An independent charity, the Foundation supports focuses particularly on the provision of safe water and hygiene education to flood victims in Pakistan. Cobra Foundation grants £10,000 to WaterAid for flood victims Howard Lake | 4 March 2011 | News 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.last_img read more

New grantmaker announces first beneficiaries

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  191 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 16 July 2019 | News New grantmaker announces first beneficiaries Tagged with: Funding grants 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. Hendy Foundation, which launched this year, has announced its first beneficiaries, located across the south and south west of the country.The foundation was set up earlier this year by the Hendy Group to provide grants to local projects, people and charitable organisations in the areas in which it operates.Hendy Foundation provides grants from £500 to £5,000 to organisations in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Devon with Hendy Group donating £2 for every retail car it sells, which is set to provide up to £50,000 in the first 12 months.Beneficiaries come from across the south and south west and include those caring for people with cancer, a charity which works to prevent and respond to domestic abuse, a charity which caters for those who are blind or visually impaired and a military style community wind band that raises money for other charities.Trustee chair Rebecca Hendy said the foundation had received applications from a wide range of charities:“It has been extremely difficult to select the beneficiaries from the long list of applications as they are all doing such great work in the communities in which they operate.“Our focus has been to help as many locally-based charities as possible and who really make a difference to the lives they touch,” added Rebecca. “Having met with the charities it is clear they are all passionate about their work and making a difference which fits perfectly with our aims.”The first beneficiaries include Open Sight in Eastleigh which has been given £1,000 to fund a day out for blind and visually impaired people in the area, the Pickering Centre in Tunbridge Wells with £3,500 to help fund its drop-in centre for anyone affected by cancer, and Yellow Door, a Southampton-based charity that offers a range of free services to those who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse as well as delivering workshops.Details of Hendy Foundation and how to apply for grants are now online at www.hendyfoundation.org.  192 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Pictured left to right – Trustees Rebecca Hendy, Alyson Marlow and Mark Busby with some of the first charities to be awarded grants from Hendy Foundation. Advertisementlast_img read more

British soldier arrested for protesting war on Yemen

first_imgAug. 30 — Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati, an active duty British soldier since 2017 and member of the 14th Signal Regiment, was arrested Aug. 24 in London while protesting the British government’s support for Saudi Arabia and its criminal war against Yemen. Lance Corporal Ahmed Al-Babati protests war on Yemen outside British prime minister’s residence.The arrest took place outside the official residence of the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. Al-Babati was taken into custody by both the Royal Military Police and London Metropolitan Police. (see video: streamable.com/3fe6si)In a video posted online, Lance Corporal Al-Babati explained the reasons he took action: “It is clear that this government has blood on their hands; so with that being said, I refuse to continue my military service until the arms trade with Saudi Arabia has been put to an end. It is reported that a child dies every ten minutes in Yemen; so I’ll be standing outside 10 Downing Street blowing a whistle every ten minutes, so they can hear every time a child dies, due to a war they continue to arm and support.” (streamable.com/gknjh8)Veterans For Peace U.K. issued a strong statement in support and solidarity with Lance Corporal Al-Babati which concludes, “As fellow serving and former soldiers, we have the power to provide direct support for Al-Babati and to explain and publicize the atrocities that he has exposed.” (tinyurl.com/y38d7x89)British and U.S. arms manufacturers BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies, to name a few, have had billions of dollars in sales to Saudi Arabia since the war began in 2015.Kramer is a member of Veterans For Peace / Chapter 021 (Northern New Jersey)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mato Grosso journalist gunned down, crime of passion theory disputed

first_img Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil July 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mato Grosso journalist gunned down, crime of passion theory disputed Auro Ida, a renowned political journalist in the west-central state of Mato Grosso and editor of the Midianews website, was gunned down in Cuiabá, the state capital, on 22 July, becoming the fourth journalist to be murdered in Brazil since the start of the year.Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to his family and colleagues, and calls on the police and judicial authorities, who are working on the theory of a crime of passion, not to rule out the possibility that he was murdered in connection with his work.Ida, 53 was in a car with his partner, a woman aged 19, when a man on a bicycle ordered the young woman to get out and then shot him six times in the head and chest. The murderer fled on foot and has not been found.The police theory that the motive was jealousy is disputed by Mato Grosso legislative assembly president José Riva, who was quoted by the Página Única website as saying Ida recently reported receiving threats in connection with his journalistic work. Riva did not go into any detail.“We urge José Riva to provide more precise information that could help investigators,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Like other recent murders, this has all the hallmarks of a contract killing by organized crime, which has a strong presence in that part of the country. A crime of passion is not implausible, but the police should not focus on that theory at the expense of any consideration of a link to the victim’s work.” While the risks remain high for journalists in certain regions of Brazil, progress has been made of late in combating impunity. Five suspects were arrested on 3 July in the investigation into the 15 June murder of the blogger Ednaldo Figueira. It is still not known why he was killed or who was behind his murder. BrazilAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil May 13, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img BrazilAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en Help by sharing this information News to go further Organisation Reports Newslast_img read more

Seafloor geomorphology and glacimarine sedimentation associated with fast-flowing ice sheet outlet glaciers in Disko Bay, West Greenland

first_imgFast-flowing outlet glaciers currently drain the Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS), delivering ice, meltwater and debris to the fjords around Greenland. Although such glaciers strongly affect the ice sheet’s mass balance, their glacimarine processes and associated products are still poorly understood. This study provides a detailed analysis of lithological and geophysical data from Disko Bay and the Vaigat Strait in central West Greenland. Disko Bay is strongly influenced by Jakobshavn Isbræ, Greenland’s fastest-flowing glacier, which currently drains ∼7% of the ice sheet. Streamlined glacial landforms record the former flow of an expanded Jakobshavn Isbræ and adjacent GIS outlets through Disko Bay and the Vaigat Strait towards the continental shelf. Thirteen vibrocores contain a complex set of lithofacies including diamict, stratified mud, interbedded mud and sand, and bioturbated mud deposited by (1) suspension settling from meltwater plumes and the water column, (2) sediment gravity flows, and (3) iceberg rafting and ploughing. The importance of meltwater-related processes to glacimarine sedimentation in West Greenland fjords and bays is emphasised by the abundance of mud preserved in the cores. Radiocarbon dates constrain the position of the ice margin during deglaciation, and suggest that Jakobshavn Isbræ had retreated into central Disko Bay before 10.6 cal ka BP and to beyond Isfjeldsbanken by 7.6–7.1 cal ka BP. Sediment accumulation rates were up to 1.7 cm a−1 for ice-proximal glacimarine mud, and ∼0.007–0.05 cm a−1 for overlying distal sediments. In addition to elucidating the deglacial retreat history of Jakobshavn Isbræ, our findings show that the glacimarine sedimentary processes in West Greenland are similar to those in East Greenland, and that variability in such processes is more a function of time and glacier proximity than of geographic location and associated climatic regime.last_img read more

Northern Arizona beats Southern Utah 28-20

first_img Tags: Big Sky/Northern Arizona Lumberjacks/SUU Thunderbirds Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Keondre Wudtee passed for 289 yards and a touchdown and ran for 38 yards and two TDs, and Northern Arizona beat Southern Utah 28-20 to earn a sweep in the spring 2021 season.The Lumberjacks scored touchdowns on four of five straight possessions beginning with Wudtee’s 1-yard TD pass to Kevin Daniels with 7 seconds left in the first half. Wudtee scored his TD runs late in the third and early in the fourth quarter to make it 28-14.Justin Miller was 34 of 53 for 342 yards for the Thunderbirds and threw both of his touchdown passes to Landen Measom, who finished with eight catches for 112 yards. April 10, 2021 /Sports News – Local Northern Arizona beats Southern Utah 28-20 Associated Press Written bylast_img read more

LSL restructure delivers the goods despite a ‘challenging market’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » LSL restructure delivers the goods despite a ‘challenging market’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleLSL restructure delivers the goods despite a ‘challenging market’LSL Property Services reported a 30% increase in underlying operating profit in its estate agency division after closing 164 branches last year.Sheila Manchester11th March 20200761 Views 2019 was not the easiest year in estate agency but LSL Property Services plc (LSL) in its preliminary results for the year to 31st December 2019, reported a positive performance with Underlying Operating Profit up 3% to £37.0m (2018: £35.9m) and Group Adjusted EBITDA up 25%.A “reshaping marathon” delivered results for LSL’s Estate Agency Division – in particular, Your Move and Reeds Rains branch networks – a strong performance with Underlying Operating Profit up 30% to £14.5m (2018: £11.1m) and resilient performances from Marsh & Parsons and its nine LSLi brands. After accounting for the restructure of the Your Move and Reeds Rains branch networks, Group revenue increased by 4% on a like-for-like basis.Short-term pain for long-term gainThis was no easy task – the Your Move and Reeds Rains Estate Agency branch network was cut from 308 owned branches to 144 keystone branches following 44 branch closures, merging of neighbouring branches into the keystone branch network, and franchising 39 branches.Simon Embley, LSL Chairman (pictured) said, “The successful implementation of this large and complex project demonstrates LSL’s commitment and ability to evolve our business model to adapt to changes in the landscape and customer demands. “We are pleased to have created a branch network platform that is already benefiting from its larger scale, enabling us to invest in people and technology with the aim of providing enhanced levels of service to our customers whilst ensuring operational performance is optimised by competing more effectively in local markets.”Helen Buck, Executive Director of Estate Agency added, “Last February when we announced the planned changes to the structure of the Your Move and Reeds Rains estate agency branch networks and operations it was stated that it was expected to deliver improvements to the Your Move and Reeds Rains operational performance and market competitiveness. The results show clearly this has been achieved and undoubtedly is testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication of colleagues from across both networks who have worked very hard to make this happen.“Now, with the Estate Agency sales pipeline at 29th February 2020 being reported as ahead of the LSL Board’s prior expectations, I hope we can look forward to continued success and to ensuring that Your Move and Reeds Rains remain two of the leading Estate Agency brands in the UK.”LSL Property Services LSL results Reeds Rains Your Move March 11, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

HMS Dragon Remembers Victims of the Great War

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Remembers Off the coast of Chile the heads of the Royal, Canadian, German and Chilean Navies saluted the fallen of the Great War.Nearly 1,600 British and Commonwealth sailors who were killed when their ships went down at the Battle of Coronel in 1914 – the Royal Navy’s first major defeat in more than a century.One hundred years on Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon and Chilean frigate CNS Almirante Cochrane paused over the wrecks of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth for a service of remembrance.On board the CNS Almirante Cochrane was the head of the Chilean Navy Almirante Enrique Larrañaga Martin, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas, the Commander of the Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral Mark Norman, and German Flotilla Admiral Karl-Wilhelm Ohlms. Each cast a wreath into the Pacific to remember those who were lost.Defeat at Coronel in November 1914 at the hands of a German cruiser squadron under Admiral Graf Spee costs the lives of 1,570 Allied sailors, among them the British commander Rear Admiral Christopher Cradock and four Canadian junior officers – the first Canadians killed in the Great War and the first Royal Canadian Navy sailors killed in action.As well as the Coronel commemorations, the Portsmouth-based warship spent 3 days in the port of Valparaíso to take part in the Exponaval exhibition – South America’s largest showcase for warships and naval systems – where she was berthed next to another former Royal Navy frigate, CNS Almirante Williams (previously HMS Sheffield).Admiral Zambellas said:As our navies modernise, we are exploring new and exciting opportunities in partnership. By sharing ambition, knowledge and technology, we can deepen and strengthen our multinational maritime partnership further still.[mappress mapid=”14684″]Press release, Image: UK Navy/LA(Phot) Rhys O’Leary View post tag: Great War View post tag: UK View post tag: HMS Dragon HMS Dragon Remembers Victims of the Great War December 11, 2014 View post tag: europe Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Dragon Remembers Victims of the Great War Share this article View post tag: Victimslast_img read more

Middle East: Australian Change of Command

first_img January 28, 2016 A Royal Australian Navy Admiral last week transferred the command the Australian Defence Forces’ Joint Task Force 633, which operates in the Middle East to an Air Marshal.During a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Baird, Australia’s main operating base in the Middle East, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones handed over command of the task force to Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes.The command position oversees Australian Defence capabilities that include military training forces, strike aircraft and a patrolling warship.Rear Admiral Jones was the first Navy officer to hold the command position, an opportunity he described as both challenging but extremely rewarding.Rear Admiral Jones said: “The Defence capabilities deployed to the Middle East and Afghanistan are very complex and diverse.”“We have an Air Task Group conducting operations in Iraq and Syria, Australian soldiers working alongside New Zealand soldiers to train Iraqi soldiers, Special Operations soldiers advising and assisting Iraqi Special Forces; soldiers training and advising Afghan security forces, and a range of other personnel supporting Coalition headquarters across the region.”“We also have a warship intercepting drug and contraband traffickers at sea to disrupt funding for terrorists.”Serving under Operation Accordion, Joint Task Force 633 provides the command and support functions for Defence personnel serving on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and at sea on maritime security operations in the Gulf and northern Indian Ocean.Rear Admiral Jones returns to Australia having completed his 14-month deployment and will shortly retire after a 38-year career. Share this article Authorities Middle East: Australian Change of Commandcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Middle East: Australian Change of Command View post tag: HMAS Success View post tag: Royal Australian Navylast_img read more

Ocean City Schools Closed on Monday Due to Snow

first_imgThe Ocean City School District announced early Monday that all schools will be closed today due to the weather.A mid-March storm had dumped more than four inches of snow by pre-dawn, and the accumulation was continuing.March 17 had originally been scheduled as a teacher in-service day and a day off for students. But the district rescheduled the school day to make up for one of the four other snow cancellations so far this year. Now more snow has canceled the day intended to make up for snow days.The last day of school and graduation already have been pushed back from June 17 to June 19.The latest National Weather Service snow forecast map calls for 6 to 8 inches of snow for Ocean City in a storm expected to end about noon Monday.By 11 p.m. Sunday, about two inches of snow had accumulated on the ground, but roads and sidewalks remained clear and wet.Ocean City police remind residents that all parked cars must be removed from the length of West Avenue (a snow emergency route) if the road is covered by snow. Violators will be ticketed.Northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts as strong as 40 mph are in the forecast.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more