Howard Lake | 6 March 2009 | News Tagged with: Comic Relief Individual giving Telephone fundraising Oxford-based telephone fundraising agency The Phone Room will be one of the official donation centres for this year’s Comic Relief campaign.Over 100 staff will be volunteering their time to staff 65 lines as Red Nose Day culminates in the evening of comedy and documentary films on BBC One.Call centres are at the heart of donations to Comic Relief. Over half of the £40 million raised for Red Nose Day 2007 came from telephone donations.Rebekah Sammut, Managing Director at The Phone Room said: “I am very pleased that Comic Relief has selected The Phone Room to be one of their official call centres. We hope to make this a really fun night for all our volunteers whilst raising money for a great cause.”The Phone Room will also be holding its own Red Nose Day events to raise funds during the day.www.phoneroom.co.uk 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 Advertisement 67 total views, 1 views today 68 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Phone Room to handle Comic Relief donations
June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance October 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website editor Ali Anouzla released provisionally News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Reporters Without Borders is relieved by news website editor Ali Anouzla’s provisional release today after more than five weeks in detention and calls for the withdrawal of all the charges against him.Anouzla was freed shortly after midday after the provisional release request filed by his lawyer, Hassan Semlali, on 22 October, was approved by a Rabat investigating judge two days before the deadline for issuing a ruling.Expressing delight at Anouzla’s release, Semlali told Reporters Without Borders: “Ali should not have spent a single minute in prison. He is an independent journalist who fights constantly for human rights.”Anouzla was arrested on 17 September for posting an article that contained a link to a video posted by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). He is still facing a possible sentence of 10 to 30 years in prison on charges of providing “material assistance” to a terrorist group, “defending terrorism” and “inciting the execution of terrorist acts.” His next appearance before the judge has been set for 30 October.Anouzla edits the Arabic-language version of the news website Lakome.info. Access to both Arabic and French-language versions have been blocked in Morocco since 17 October. Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Receive email alerts Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists to go further Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out more News News
Franklin Tennis Invitational.Franklin 3, Oldenburg Academy 2OA Winners were Sarah Wilder (1 singles) and Ella Lamping/Claire Dickey (1 doubles) – both in straight setsOldenburg Academy 5, Warren Central 0OA Winners were Sarah Wilder, Melinda Zitnick, Asley Sedler, Lamping/ Dickey and Margaret and Ivy GlaserOldenburg Academy 5, Southport 0OA Winners same as above.OA is now 12-4 on the season.Submitted by OA Coach Mark Wilder.
Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know when USA takes on Thailand The United States will open the 2019 World Cup without its premier defensive stalwart. Becky Sauerbrunn is not in the lineup for Tuesday’s Group F game against Thailand due to what U.S. Soccer describes as a “minor quad issue.” The federation said her injury is not serious and she is being held out as a precaution. Related News USWNT coach Jill Ellis responds to Hope Solo’s criticism Women’s World Cup 2019: 8 crazy USWNT facts to know In her absence, Julie Ertz will move from the midfield to her former spot at center back, with Sam Mewis getting the start in midfield. HERE. WE. GO.YOUR #FIFAWWC Starting XI ⭐️Lineup Notes: https://t.co/Wwm6AeG0FN pic.twitter.com/7UymLztDCK— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 11, 2019Sauerbrunn, 34, has long anchored the U.S. defense, with 158 international appearances to her credit over the past 11 years. She played every minute of all seven U.S. games at the 2015 World Cup and generally has shared captain duties with Carli Lloyd, who also is not in the starting XI on Tuesday. That’s no surprise, as Lloyd has shifted to a super-sub role for the U.S. in recent months. Playing without Sauerbrunn is not ideal with goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher set to make her first World Cup start, but the U.S. will be heavily favored against Thailand regardless of the lineup tweak.As long as Sauerbrunn’s injury is indeed minor, the Americans shouldn’t have much cause for concern as they open their defense of the 2015 title.
The defense team for confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz insisted to the judge on Wednesday that they are not ready to go to trial in January, and said it is possible they might not participate in the proceedings.Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer responded that the trial has been a priority for all of the parties involved, and said she would maintain the current trial date.Cruz was not at the hearing, as his attorneys waived his presence. He faces 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder for the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Defense attorney David Frankel told Scherer, “I don’t think there’s any way that we’re going to be ready for trial on January 27, or anytime near that.”Assistant Public Defender Melisa McNeill, who is also representing Cruz, explained that the defense team still has a few hundred witnesses to potentially interview. She added that her team is waiting for the Florida Supreme Court to address their appeal of one of the judge’s rulings. That issue could determine whether the defense chooses to pursue an insanity defense.Frankel says the defense may not participate in a trial, which could lead to appeal issues, if they lack sufficient time to prepare.McNeill plans to file a motion soon to move the trial date.Judge Scherer responded that the case had received special priority by everyone, including the Public Defender’s office. She continued, “Not every case has that many lawyers. You all need to do your best. Whatever you have to do, you need to get it ready.”Frankel explained after the hearing, “Believe me that we’re sensitive to the people in the community and we’re working towards just trying to get ready and get it done. What we really want to do is avoid not doing it right the first time, and forcing the community to have to go through it again a second time.”One of the factors that is expanding preparation time is the likelihood that the trial will have a second death penalty phase.The defense told Scherer again on Wednesday that their client is willing to plead guilty in exchange for receiving a life sentence.However, prosecutors remain committed to pursuing the death penalty.“This could be over tomorrow,” Frankel says. “It’s just a question of the death penalty.”Judge Scherer ordered the defense to develop a list of its potential witnesses. She set another status hearing for November 18.
A dance teacher from Tennessee has plead guilty to statutory rape and exposing a teen to HIV after he had unprotected sex with the teen on several occasions and failed to inform the teen of his HIV positive status.John Conner III appeared in court earlier this week where he plead guilty to felony charges of criminal exposure to HIV, statutory rape by an authority figure, and solicitation of a minor.According to the report, Conner who was 26 at the time, engaged in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy he met online in 2015. Despite being diagnosed with HIV in 2012, Conner failed to inform the teen of his sexual status and had unprotected sex with the teen on several occasions in his vehicle.The teen eventually joined Conner’s dance team, the Infamous Dancerettes, which were featured on the the Lifetime reality TV dance show “Bring It.”During the teen’s time on the dance team, he and Conner continued to send each other explicit photos, and speak about their sexual exploits.In August of 2016, the teen found out Conner’s sexual status and informed his parents of his relationship with the teacher and so they could take him to get tested.According to prosecutors, the teen tested positive for HIV.Officials say Conner has two similar cases pending.
Officials confirm that former President Jimmy Carter was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Wednesday following a to relieve pressure on his brain.FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER DISCHARGED FROM EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL pic.twitter.com/bjkRcNI2j1— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 27, 2019 Carter was admitted to the Georgia hospital on Nov 11. to undergo surgery to relieve pressure to his brain caused by bleeding from his recent falls.He was hospitalized twice last month for two falls in his home in Plains, Georgia.The former president received 14 stitches above his brow after his first fall when he hit his forehead “on a sharp edge.”He later received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after his second fall.The 95-year-old spent more than two weeks at the hospital recovering from brain surgery before he was discharged on Wednesday.Carter is the oldest living president in U.S. history.Related content:Jimmy Carter Falls Again, Fractures Pelvis
A Los Angeles man is behind bars after police said he kidnapped a woman and kept her in the back of his van which he had converted into a cage.The frightening rescue took place in Alabama and was captured on police body-cam Sunday.The victim suffered more than 30 blows to the head with a tire iron, police said. She is recovering at home.The suspect was identified as Sean Sanders, a homeless man from L.A. with an extensive and violent criminal record, according to police.Police said Sanders had tried to drag the victim into the woods when a witness heard her screams. Sanders then forced the woman into the van and fled. Thankfully, the good Samaritan followed behind and called police.“I didn’t have all the facts. The only thing I did know was that I wasn’t going to let him leave without the police checking it out,” said witness Jay Bostic.Authorities cornered Sanders, but he refused to give up, holding the victim at knife-point in the back of the van. Police eventually Tased Sanders as they pulled the woman to safety.Police report that the back of the vehicle was converted into a cage with wire and blankets covering the windows, and the doors were chained shut.Sanders is behind bars and facing a list of felony charges.
Former NFL star Antonio Brown is no longer on house arrest at his Broward County home. Judge frees Antonio Brown from house arrest:https://t.co/T3wM7xsY1H— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 28, 2020 A Broward County judge today granted Brown’s request to remove his ankle monitor.Brown is charged with felony burglary and battery after police say he and a trainer assaulted a mover he had hired at his home in Hollywood. Brown will be allowed to travel within the U.S., but is required to keep in daily contact with pretrial services.He remains free on $110-thousand bond and was also ordered to give up his passport and guns and undergo drug, alcohol and mental health testing.
ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — A group of Tibetan monks visiting the Florida Keys from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in southern India helped release a threatened sea turtle into the waters off Islamorada Thursday.Hundreds of spectators gathered to cheer the release of “Drifter,” a 170-pound female adult loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued and rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital.The reptile was found floating offshore of the Lower Keys in November 2019, unable to dive. “Drifter” was treated at the Turtle Hospital with broad-spectrum antibiotics, anti-parasitic medications, vitamins and a nourishing diet of fish, squid and greens.The release followed a ceremony performed by the monks, each an ordained student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, whose ritual chants aspire that the turtle and otheranimals enjoy long lives. Minyak Rinpoche, the group’s leader, said that the key to ultimate happiness is compassion for all living things and loving kindness. “We did a liberation prayer for the sea turtle, and also at the same time we pray for all the animals, all the species, we pray are free from the suffering and they can have a good time in their life,” he said.This week marks the end of the Tibetan monks’ Sacred Arts Tour 2020 in the Keys, an annual pilgrimage designed to share their ancient cultural teachings, artistic expressions and unique vocal chants with sacred instruments. The Turtle Hospital is the world’s first veterinary hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles. The facility has been rescuing, rehabilitating and returning turtles to the wild for more than 30 years.