WaterAid encourages diners to donate to drink tap water

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis WaterAid is asking restaurants to encourage their customers to donate a few pence for the tap water they enjoy with their meal. The ‘Tap into WaterAid’ campaign is being rolled out across the UK.All the money raised goes to support WaterAid’s efforts to bring clean accessible water to millions of children around the world without it.WaterAid is certainly appealing to a wide audience. An online survey of 2,018 people aged 16-64 conducted by TNS for WaterAid earlier this month found that “tap water is the preferred choice for 63% of people when they dine out”.The campaign gets underway as World Water Week begins (22-28 March 2009).WaterAid’s Deputy CEO, Andrew Cook, said: “Water is essential for life, yet here we are in 2009 and more than one in eight of the world’s population are without access to it. This, and the lack of safe sanitation, results in over 1.8 million children dying every year from water-related diseases.“We’re so lucky here in the UK – we just turn on a tap and our fresh water is there. We are urging people in the UK to go and ask their favourite restaurant to give Tap into WaterAid a go”.www.wateraid.org WaterAid encourages diners to donate to drink tap water Tagged with: Community fundraising Howard Lake | 20 March 2009 | 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

Journalist seriously injured and four others get death threats from Islamic fundamentalists

first_img to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts News February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) and the Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communication (BCDJC) have expressed their grave concern about an attempt to kill journalist Belal Chowdhury and about death threats made to four other reporters by Islamic fundamentalists in Faridpur, west of Dhaka.”Fundamentalists seem to hold sway in the city and journalists who try to openly defend the right to free expression are hounded and attacked without any reaction from the authorities,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard and BCDJC president Nayeemul Islam Khan in a letter to interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury.The organisations called on the minister to take all necessary steps to end the violence and threats by fundamentalists against journalists. The two organisations which, along with other journalist groups, will go to Faridpur on 30 and 31 October on a assessment and solidarity mission, also urged police to move quickly to arrest those involved in the attempt to murder Belal Chowdhury.Chowdhury, a reporter on the local newspaper Dainik Thikana, was physically attacked and beaten unconscious in a Faridpur market on 24 August by five people armed with machetes and axes. He was taken to the city hospital with 15 serious wounds and then transferred to a hospital in Dhaka, where his condition remains worrying.His brother has filed a complaint with Faridpur police accusing three local criminals of the attack. Police have not so far made any arrests.The attack on Chowdhury followed death threats by the Tuhidi Janata fundamentalist group against journalists supporting a local theatre group being harassed by fundamentalists and local authorities. The Islamic militants persuaded local officials to ban the performance of a play called Khatha Krishnakhali on grounds of blasphemy and after street demonstrations by fundamentalists, the author and producer of the play were arrested.  The actors have gone into hiding for fear of being detained also. People convicted of blasphemy risk the death sentence. Follow the news on Bangladesh Organisation On 23 August, the fundamentalists began targeting journalists from the national dailies Janakantha, Bhorer Kagoj, Prothom Alo and Ajker Kagoj, who had reported these events and voiced support for the theatre group. Chowdury had criticised in his paper the call by the leaders of the fundamentalists for members of the theatre group and their journalist supporters to be hanged.Prabir Shikder, Janakantha’s correspondent in Faridpur, has filed a complaint on behalf of the journalists who have been threatened.  Shikder escaped an attempt to kill him in the centre of Faridpur in April last year but had to have his right leg amputated because of a bullet wound. He was attacked a few days after writing that businessman Musa-bin-Shamsher had been a “war criminal”. Police did not complete their investigation of the attack and no-one was brought to trial. News Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News BangladeshAsia – Pacific August 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist seriously injured and four others get death threats from Islamic fundamentalists May 19, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Mayor Asks Students to Work to Make Local Climate Plan Stronger

first_imgCommunity News Mayor Asks Students to Work to Make Local Climate Plan Stronger STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 5:04 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 7 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Local students once again called on the Pasadena City Council to declare a climate emergency, but this time the City Council members responded by asking the students to get involved in the dialogue to strengthen the city’s Climate Action Plan.Under the Pasadena Climate Action Plan, the City commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels this year, and 40 percent below that level by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.Under state mandates, utilities get 33 percent in renewable energy by the end of this year. Pasadena plans to procure 60 percent of its power sources from renewable energy by 2030, along with a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as compared to 1990 levels.“I’m sure you’re tired of me, and I’m tired of being here,” said Ozzy Simpson of the Sequoyah School. “But until real action happens, I will keep showing up and asking you all to uphold your responsibility in combating the climate crisis.”Simpson told Pasadena Now that 41 people have sent letters to Mayor Terry Tornek. Tornek said he supports the goals in the Pasadena Climate Action Plan.Tornek responded to put the letter in context after Simpson’s comments.“This is exactly what I hoped would happen,” Mayor Tornek said. “Some of these folks have read the city’s Climate Action Plan, and now specific suggestions are emerging how we can make it more stronger and more aggressive.”Tornek said the city’s Climate Action Plan is not a fixed document forever, and invited the students to work with the city to help revise the plan.The students have called out the council members before and at one point asked every candidate running for office to sign a pledge to support a Green New Deal. Several candidates signed the pledge, but no council members signed on.“Declaring a Climate Emergency and working toward alleviating it requires much effort and collaboration, but it could be done step by step,” said Selina Yang, a senior at the Sequoyah School. “This is why I hope that Pasadena can commit itself to combat climate change further by declaring Climate Emergency on a local level. Over 1000 councils like Pasadena’s have already declared climate emergencies, and many neighboring cities have declared. I sincerely hope that Pasadena be one among them in the near future.”John Kennedy asked the students to share more information with him about neighboring communities that have signed climate emergency declaration.“I hope this council will seriously consider your request,” Kennedy said.Simpson will be one of the moderators at 5 p.m. next Tuesday at the first-ever youth led Climate Action Forum at the Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 1081 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena. The mayoral and city council candidates have been invited to“At your suggestion, my peers and I looked at the Pasadena Climate Action Plan,” said junior Audrey Bluestone. “While we are supportive of local efforts, we can all agree that it doesn’t do enough. We can do better, and we should.” Make a comment Subscribe Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stufflast_img read more

€6000 fine for Cranberries singer over air rage incident

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter TAGSfeatured Previous article#GE16 O Dea denies urging voters to give Jan second preference votesNext articleHomeless thief robbed wheelchair user Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Dolores O’RioranDolores O’RiordanCRANBERRIES lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has been ordered to pay €6,000 to the court poor box within one week after a judge said that it would be unfair and unjust to leave her with a criminal conviction over an air rage incident on a flight from New York to Shannon over a year ago.Ms O’Riordan (44) with an address at Friarstown, Kilmallock had admitted three counts of assault and another charge relating to the obstruction a garda at Shannon Airport on November 10, 2014.Evidence had been heard in the case that the Limerick singer became unruly during the New York to Shannon flight.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Upon arrival, Ms O’Riordan assaulted two members of the airport police before she headbutted and spat at a garda who she falsely claimed had sexually assaulted her.She was arrested and later found singing in the custody cells proclaiming that she was the “Queen of Limerick”.In medical evidence presented to the court, Dolores O’Riordan was described as being in a hypomanic state at the time of the incident and could no be held responsible for her actions.In his ruling, Judge Patrick Durcan said that he was satisfied that Ms O’Riordan was suffering from a mental illness and thus inhibited her judgement.Ms O’Riordan was ordered to pay €6,000 into the court poor box within the week. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsBreaking news€6000 fine for Cranberries singer over air rage incidentBy Staff Reporter – February 24, 2016 1708 center_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedinlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 3/27

first_img Tags: Brinlee Stevens/Bryson Barnes/Keelie Cheff/Lincoln County Lynx/Milford Tigers/Raygen Newton/Reggie Myers/Whitney Shepherd Non-Region EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah-Brinlee Stevens earned the win in the circle as the Millard Eagles routed the Rockwell Marshals 19-1 in non-region softball action Wednesday. DELTA, Utah-Tavy Gale and Sydnee Gillins each homered and the Beaver Beavers routed Delta 20-0 Wednesday in non-region softball action. Madi Robinson earned the win in the circle with three shutout innings. Gale’s home run was a grand slam for the Lady Beavers. MONROE, Utah-Karson Hunt hit a pair of doubles and drove in six runs to lead South Sevier to a 13-1 win over Providence Hall in non-region baseball Wednesday. Jarin Robb earned the win on the mound giving up one unearned run in three innings pitched. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball SALINA, Utah-Darci Wagner doubled twice and Savannah Hansen earned the win in ther circle as the South Sevier Rams downed North Sevier 11-5 in non-region softball action Wednesday. Janessa Gayler, Saige Okerlund and Hansen all added doubles in the win for the Rams. Madison Bennett doubled in defeat for the Wolves. Non-Regioncenter_img Softball PANACA, Nev.-Bryson Barnes doubled, but it wasn’t enough as the Milford Tigers fell 3-2 to the Lincoln County (Nev.) Lynx Wednesday in non-region baseball action. SPRINGVILLE, Utah-Keelie Cheff and Whitney Shepherd each went yard as the Springville Red Devils routed Juab 18-6 Wednesday in non-region softball action. Brinlee Paystrup took the win in the circle for the Class 5-A Red Devils. Raygen Newton and Reggie Myers doubled for the Wasps in the loss. Written by March 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/27 Brad Jameslast_img read more

Dead & Company Keep It Fresh With Six More Tour Debuts In Raleigh [Videos]

first_imgThe resurrected incarnation of jam band Dead & Company resumed their summer tour at Coastal Federal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC last night. The all-star lineup features three former members of the Grateful Dead with Billy Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on percussive duties, and Bob Weir taking his natural role as rhythm guitarist. Oteil Burbridge (from Allman Brothers Band notoriety as well as Aquarium Rescue Unit) joined on bass guitar, Jeff Chimenti (from Furthur, Ratdog, and most recently the Golden Gate Wingmen) on keyboards, and solo bluesman John Mayer taking the lead guitar and role as veritable front man.The band kicked the first set off after some characteristic casual fiddling with a slow tempo “Cold Rain and Snow” off their self-titled debut album, with John Mayer on lead vocals and vocal assistance from Chimenti and Burbridge. Mayer, sporting a lopsided bandana and sunglasses, ripped into the first solo of the night while Chimenti and Weir chased him musically into the depths of the abyss. Bob Weir, wearing a cut off athletic t-shirt, introduced “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, as the first of three tour debuts in a row, with a charisma that foreshadowed his eternal vitality.“Cold Rain And Snow” – Dead & Company – 6/9/2018Amidst crowd cheers for Weir, Bobby traded his electric for an acoustic guitar and resumed vocal duties for the sentimental ode “Peggy-O.” Bobby took full advantage of the acoustic tone while Chimenti supplemented the sound with pristine piano playing. Weir flourished a beautiful solo and closed out the traditional song’s emotional lyrics in epic fashion. Weir continued to dominate the set list with the vocals on his own tune “Mexicali Blues”. Bobby’s voice and lyrical command were sharp, and during this jam, the band really came together. Chimenti transported the audience down to the desert cantinas with his dazzling keyboard playing. Burbridge hammered the offbeat rhythms with a swagger and a grin.“Tennessee Jed” gave Bobby the opportunity to show off the grittiness in his voice that only comes from his rugged years of life as a rock and roll star. Mayer and Burbridge both assisted vocally. Mickey Hart’s echoing booms punctuated the end of each measure.After a brief pause, Hart’s haunted sounds reverberated bizarrely as the band commenced the beginning of an incredible sandwich to end the first set. The notes of “Bird Song” tinkled mystifyingly and developed organically, leaving the audience in a dumbfounded, psychedelic trance. Over four minutes of collaborative musical supremacy passed before Bobby stepped to the microphone and maintained his powerful vocal reign.Mayer, Burbridge, Chimenti, Kreutzmann all played tightly together, well practiced in their third year touring. With Mayer, Chimenti, and Burbridge, all lending vocal support, a moment stood out when Mayer stepped off the microphone to allow a shrugging Bobby to “Fly through the night!” The unfinished song trailed off as the jaunty introductory notes of “Bertha” resonated through the air. The smooth transition picked up the tempo and intensity as Mayer took vocal lead with Burbridge, Weir, and Chimenti supporting. Oteil sustained a thundering groove with the dual percussionists throughout the jam until the band softly returned to “Bird Song” to complete the sandwich and end the first set.After a set break allowed both the audience and band to relieve themselves and return refreshed, the sextet dove into the tour’s first version of politically charged “Throwin’ Stones” with Bobby at the helm. The crowd reciprocated the musicians’ energy with their choral participation. Next, Mayer sung lead for a fervent version of “Deal.” However, it was Oteil and Chimenti who stood out most prominently with their pulsating rhythms and blazing organ riffs. The intensity climaxed at the conclusion with an eruption of energy led by Mayer’s sexy and eccentric lyrical improvisations and spirited dance moves.“Throwin’ Stones” – Dead & Company – 6/9/2018A smooth segue led the music right into the distinguished introduction of “Estimated Prophet” with Bobby regaining vocal duties. Weir’s powerful voice showed no sign of abating as he commanded the heavy jam-filled progressions of this groovy tune with veteran authority. “Playin’ in the Band” followed with a fast-tempo and swinging beat. Once again, Bobby hit all the right notes vocally and the rest of the band maintained their flawless standards of excellence.As is tradition at a Grateful Dead show, the percussionists took center stage for a mighty assault on their kits for a prolonged “Drums / Space.” The rest of the musicians left the stage while Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart underwent a de-evolution metamorphosis which returned the music to their primal roots at Ken Kesey’s acid tests. Mickey Hart went full transform into the mad scientist alter ego for an interstellar trip into other dimensions with an especially far-out “Space.”The band returned to the stage to extend “Space” a little further (Oteil donned glasses in his Mickey impersonation of the Mad Scientist) before executing a suave and mellow rendition of “The Wheel” with everybody adding to the song’s lyrical obligations. This transitioned into the band’s continuation of “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes” led by John Mayer on vocals. The music sizzled with a lightning fast tempo and several keyboard flourishes. They returned to “The Wheel” for one more echoing refrain before performing a magnificent and sweet cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” for the first time of the tour. Bob Weir shined vocally with Mayer supplementing with backup vocals.To finish an inspirational second set, the band appropriately whooped up a fiery rendition of “One More Saturday Night”, also the first of the tour, with Weir continuing to astound vocally and charismatically with his youthful energy. Chimenti dished out a furious flurry of notes as the band hammers out the closing lines on repeat with increasing intensity. The audience was dancing to the echoes and clamoring for more as the band ended the second set.To finish the night of music with heart-wrenching emotion, Bob Weir and John Mayer shared vocal responsibilities on “Ripple.” Bobby brought the acoustic guitar back out for the crowd favorite encore and the show ended with the audience swaying hand in hand. It was an ideal ending to a perfect night of music, which was exemplified by Bobby’s vocal strength and total band cohesion.Dead & Company’s tour continues at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY tomorrow on June 11th.Setlist: Dead & Company | Coastal Federal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek | Raleigh, NC | 6/9/18I: Cold Rain And Snow, Greatest Story Ever Told, Peggy-O, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Bird Song > Bertha > Bird SongII: Throwing Stones > Deal > Estimated Prophet > Playing In The Band > Drums/Space > The Wheel > Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes (Jam) > The Wheel > Dear Prudence > One More Saturday Nightlast_img read more

Living on Love Begins Performances on Broadway

first_img Living on Love View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Renée Fleming, Jerry O’Connell, Douglas Sills, Anna Chlumsky and more start previews in Living on Love on April 1. The Joe DiPietro comedy, directed by Kathleen Marshall, will officially open on April 20 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre.Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, Living on Love follows Raquel DeAngelis (Fleming), a celebrated opera diva who, after her husband—the egomaniacal Maesto Vito DeAngelis (Sills)—becomes enamored with his autobiography’s ghost writer (Chlumsky), decides to hire her very own (and handsome) ghostwriter (O’Connell). Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms.The cast also includes Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson.  Related Showslast_img read more