Rival Edinburgh football teams unite in fundraising campaign

first_imgRival Edinburgh football teams unite in fundraising campaign  87 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Trading Howard Lake | 22 May 2012 | News Edinburgh’s football clubs, Hearts and Hibs, have put aside their rivalries to take part in a joint fundraising initiative with a local home assistance company.First Call will raise funds for the teams’ charities, Big Hearts and Hibernian Community Foundation, by donating 15% of the monthly fee for home emergency policies sold through the clubs’ websites.The two clubs faced each other in last weekends Scottish Cup Final.www.firstcallhomeassist.co.uklast_img read more

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Heavy jail sentences for three bloggers after sham trial

first_img Organisation News News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the harsh and unjust jail sentences that a court imposed today on three bloggers on charges of anti-state propaganda at the end of a summary trial in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.Nguyen Van Hai (who used the blog name of Dieu Cay) was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by five years of house arrest. Ta Phong Tan, a female blogger, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years of house arrest. And Phan Thanh Hai (known by the blog name of Anh Ba Saigon), the only one to plead guilty, got 4 years in prison followed by three years of house arrest.”I was never against the state, I was just frustrated by injustice, corruption and dictatorship, which does not represent the state but some individuals,” Dieu Cay said. “Citizens have the right to freedom of speech,” he added before the sound being transmitted to journalists and diplomats in a neighbouring room was cut.”The authorities are trying to make a big impression and encourage self-censorship by imposing exemplary sentences,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Dieu Cay and Ta Phong Tan have been given especially severe sentences compared with similar ones imposed in recent months. “They are symptomatic of a nervousness and determination to crack down more than ever at a time of divisions within the regime and corruption cases involving senior officials including the prime minister – clearly embarrassing cases that were revealed by bloggers and citizen journalists.” Tense trial, relatives under close surveillanceReporters Without Borders is also appalled by the government’s continuing abusive treatment of the defendants’ relatives, who have been the target of harassment and reprisals for months, to the point that Ta Phong Tan’s mother committed suicide by setting herself on fire on 30 July in despair at her daughter’s prosecution.Police and security officials were deployed this morning to prevent certain people from attending the trial, especial Dieu Cay’s family. His daughter was prevented from leaving home, while his wife, Duong Thi Tan, was ordered to report to a police station at 7:30 a.m. in connection with an incident in Bac Lieu on 16 September when she, Ta Phong Tan’s sister and the Catholic priest and netcitizen Anton Le Ngoc Thanh were arrested for allegedly causing a traffic accident by protesting on the street.As Duong Thi Tan did not respond to the summons, she was seized outside the courtroom and was bundled into a public security truck along with two of Ta Phong Tan’s relatives, Ta Khoi Phung and Ta Minh Tu, and several bloggers.When Duong Thi Tan and her son, Nguyen Tri Dung, left the police station at 1:35 p.m., they were accosted by men in civilian dress – probably plain-clothes police – who grabbed and tore down the young man’s shirt. They finally managed to get to the court but police prevented them from going in.Sympathisers brandishing placards gathered outside the court in the hope of being allowed to attend the trial. They included the priest Thanh and the poet Bui Cha. The police checked the papers of several of the protesters and prevented them from approaching the court building.Troublesome bloggers and dissidents Dieu Cay and the other two bloggers tried today were convicted under article 88 of the criminal code. As they had not been brought to trial within the required period, prosecutors drew up a new indictment on 19 July but the new one was almost the same as the original one. The charges relate to political articles they posted on banned Vietnamese website “Free Journalists Club” as well as their postings on their own blogs.Arrested on 19 April 2008, Dieu Cay was sentenced by a Ho Chi Minh City court on 10 September 2008 to two and a half years in prison on a trumped-up charge of tax fraud designed to silence a troublesome dissident.He had written about the protests accompanying the Olympic torch relay prior to the 2008 Beijing Games and was arrested just before the torch was paraded through Ho Chi Minh City. He had been under close police surveillance since taking part in protests at the start of 2008 against China’s claim to sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel Islands.He should have been freed on completing the sentence in October 2010, but new charges were brought against him. His trial was repeatedly postponed before finally being held today.Phan Thanh Hai was arrested in October 2010 for allegedly posting false information in his blog, in which he wrote out Vietnam’s territorial disputes with China, its bauxite mining and his fellow dissidents. Ta Phong Tan blogged about corruption and injustice in Vietnam.Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and, after China and Iran, is the world’s third biggest prison for bloggers and cyber-dissidents, with at least 19 netizens currently detained for expressing their views freely online. Follow the news on Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News RSF_en center_img VietnamAsia – Pacific April 22, 2021 Find out more September 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Heavy jail sentences for three bloggers after sham trial Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News to go further Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Ecuador Wins Second Place in Military Pentathlon

first_img Regarding military sports, Major Vaca said that Ecuador is one of the best teams worldwide, thanks to support from the Armed Forces’ Joint Command. The Ministry of Sports has granted economic financial assistance ($300,000 per year) since 2012, because military sports tournaments were included in the new Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Act. After nine days of competition, the Armed Forces’ military pentathlon male and female teams, returned to Lima, Peru, after winning second place in the South American pentathlon competition, which was conducted at the Military School in Chorrillo from September 7 to 15. The military pentathlon team undergoes comprehensive training in double shifts from Monday to Saturday at the Eloy Alfaro Military School (Esmil). Currently, they are still training to participate in the Military Pentathlon World Championship, to be held from November 9 to 18 this year in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Last year the team finished in third place at the Pentathlon World Championship in Finland, and it is considered the most accomplished team in recent years. The head coach, Captain Juan Carlos Arias, stated that the team consisted of five male and four female athletes, who participated in five competitions: rifle range (200 m), obstacle course, swimming, grenade launching, and cross country (8 km race), finishing in second place in the overall team classification, after Brazil. center_img Major Byron Vaca, High Performance chief of the Ecuadorean Military Sports Federation (FEDEME), stated that the preparation for the Brazilian World Championship will be the most demanding so that athletes can improve and surpass their records, therefore, efforts will be focused on physical, technical and tactical aspects. By Dialogo September 20, 2013 So far, FEDEME is preparing 64 athletes, namely officers, volunteers, crewmembers, and air technicians from Land, Naval and Air Forces, respectively.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNick Watney received a positive test before his second round at Hilton Head, while Cameron Champ tested positive before the Travelers Championship and Denny McCarthy after his first round at the TPC River Highlands.NASCAR-POCONOHamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th winLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark.Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and flip the result of the opener. The 1-2 finish out of each driver is a clear sign two of the best drivers in the game are poised again to make a championship push. Fulps told the newspaper he’s responsible “for trying to make some jokes and said he is not a racist. Fulp said he’s been getting death threats and received messages threatening his family. He said seven workers quit.RACIAL INJUSTICE-KANSAS STATE TWEETK-State players announce boycott after student’s Floyd tweetMANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streakCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13.Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in March 2019. Johnson said it was along time between wins and he wants to keep his streak going. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus each won in 17 consecutive years. Mackenzie Hughes, who shot a first-round 60, had a 67 to tie for third with 23-year-old Will Gordon at 17 under. Gordon, who has no status on either the PGA Tour finished just enough to earn him a special temporary card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season. There were seven COVID-19-related withdrawals from the Connecticut event, with two positive tests among players. Cameron champ withdrew Tuesday and Denny McCarthy had a positive test on Friday. June 29, 2020 In addition to his two stints as an assistant with Washington, he was also a head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals and Oakland Raiders and an assistant with the Chargers. The Redskins announced that Bugel died Sunday at age 80. No cause of death was given.YOUTH FOOTBALL’S RETURNUSA Football plans return to play for youths in 2020UNDATED (AP) — USA Football has developed a phased approach for the return of youth football this year. The plan is based on phased reopening guidelines from the CDC. The governing body for the sport in this country advises youth leagues to consult their city or county health departments to determine which CDC phase their community is in. That step begins a youth program’s local reopening procedure during the coronavirus pandemic. From there, those youth leagues are advised to consult with local school systems to share information and resources. Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour at Pocono. Jones won Sunday’s Truck Series before wrecking on the first lap of the Xfinity Series race. Pocono became the first track to hold a Truck, Xfinity and Cup race on the same day. SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE ADSpeedway owner loses staff, ‘all but 2’ sponsors after postPINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen “all but two” of his sponsors evaporate amid the backlash over his social media post invoking the noose found in the garage stall of Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace Mike Fulp, who owns the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County, told the News & Record he knew his troubles from what he described as a joke were self-inflicted. Fulp’s post advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale on Facebook Marketplace the day after an FBI investigation determined the noose found at the Talladega Superspeedway garage had been there since at least October and was a coincidence, not a hate crime. Update on the latest sports LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed free agent Joakim Noah to a new contract for the rest of the season, three months after he first signed a 10-day deal with the team.The two-time All-Star averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 42 games for Memphis last season. Noah originally signed with the Clippers on March 9, two days before the NBA put its season on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 35-year-old center was the 2014 defensive player of the year. Noah provides the Clippers with playoff experience and additional depth at the position.Noah’s 12 years in the NBA also includes stints with Chicago and the New York Knicks.TRAVELERS-CHAMPIONSHIPcenter_img TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP-VIRUSFrittelli 4th tour player to test positive for coronavirusCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli became the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus and had to withdraw from Rocket Mortgage Classic next week in Detroit.Frittelli missed the cut at the Travelers Championship, playing the opening two rounds with Ian Poulter and J.T. Poston. The South African player took a saliva test so he could take the tour’s charter to Detroit, and the result came back positive Sunday. Frittelli said he’s experiencing no issues and feels great physically.After conducting contact tracing, the tour said its medical advisors are not recommending additional testing at this time. Four players and two caddies have tested positive for the coronavirus since the tour returned to competition three weeks ago with tournaments in Fort Worth, Texas; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and Connecticut. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-PATRIOTS-NEWTONSource: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace BradyBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady. A source tells the AP that the one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million with incentives. The signing was first reported by ESPN. On Sunday, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. Also, the team’s production crew will not be allowed to shoot any games in the 2020 season. ESPN first reported the penalties. NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the discipline to The Associated Press.The filming occurred at the Bengals game at Cleveland on Dec. 8 of last season. The Bengals hosted the Patriots the following week and lost 34-13.When the taping became known last season, the team said at the time a three-person crew producing a web series titled “Do Your Job” “inappropriately filmed the field from the press box” as part of a feature on the scouting department. At the time, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff had watched any of the video footage. NBA-CLIPPERS-NOAHClippers sign Joakim Noah to deal for rest of the season NBC televised the U.S. Open from 1995 until the USGA signed a 12-year deal with Fox Sports that began in 2015. One person said Comcast-owned NBC would pick up the final seven years of the contract through 2026. The change means NBC will have the U.S. Open and the British Open, along with three World Golf Championships, the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup and the FedEx Cup playoffs every other year.NFL-OBIT-BUGELFormer Redskins assistant, “Hogs” creator Joe Bugel dies at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel (BYOO’-gul) has died.Bugel was the architect of “The Hogs,” the dominant offensive lines that helped lead the team to three Super Bowls under Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs. He was regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in NFL history. The Patriots had been heading to training camp with 2019 fourth-round draft choice Jarrett Stidham as the heir apparent to Brady, who led the team to six Super Bowl championships since 2001 but signed with Tampa Bay this offseason. Stidham appeared in three games last season, completing two passes for 14 yards with one interception. The Panthers released Newton on March 24 following nine seasons, a move that saved the team $19.1 million under the NFL salary cap. The 31-year-old Newton was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft after leading Auburn to a national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy. NFL-PATRIOTS-SPYINGPats fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming game last seasonNEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. Jaden McNeil mocked Floyd’s death in a tweet Thursday, one month after the Black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for nearly eight minutes. McNeil is the founder of a conservative group called America First Students and has been criticized for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. University officials have said they are exploring their options for action.USGA-TV DEALAP sources: NBC gets US Open as Fox gets out of contractThe U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA. That’s according to multiple people who spoke with The Associated Press.Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. An announcement was expected Monday. The U.S. Open, originally scheduled to be played last week, was postponed to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York when the COVID-19 pandemic let no golf tournaments for three months.last_img read more

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Fans on Marshall Street disappointed, outraged by season ending game

first_img Comments Published on March 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Maddy: [email protected] One minute to go. The crowd outside Chuck’s tries to peer into the window at the screen at the front of the bar. Faegan’s is filled with fans wearing orange, drinks in hand, eyes glued to multiple screens. At Varsity, both Syracuse locals and students take over every table. The final seconds count down. In Varsity, no one jumps up, no one screams. People begin to leave before the end of the game. The Syracuse Orange lose to the Ohio State Buckeyes 77-70. By 9:45 p.m., Marshall Street returned to its normal late night routine, but with an atmosphere of disappointment. After watching Saturday night’s loss to OSU, Syracuse fans were outraged, upset and disappointed. Some wished sophomore Fab Melo had played in the game, but said it was the foul trouble and minimal leadership that many attributed to the loss. There was an increased presence of Syracuse Police Department officers on Marshall Street due to the large crowds and an increased risk of vandalism, said SPD Sgt. Tom Connellan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text There would be an even higher presence of officers if the Orange made it to the Final Four, Connellan said. ‘I’m truly heartbroken by the outcome of the game,’ said Syracuse University alumnus Eric Loia. Without seniors Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine, Loia said he thinks the team may match this year’s result in the NCAA Tournament next year, but won’t go any further. Darius Smith, a junior public affairs major, said he knew the game was over when sophomore Dion Waiters fouled out. ‘With Dion just being out for most of the game, that really hurt us because you could tell that his presence made a big difference,’ he said. ‘As soon as he fouled out, I knew it was done. The moment was gone.’ Erin Devine, a senior communications design major, said ‘disappointing’ was the word of the evening. ‘Very disappointing. The defense was a complete disappointment also. The entire thing was a disappointment,’ she said. The team’s inability to protect a rebound and lack of defense was upsetting for Devine, who knew it was over when OSU was up 73-64. At the end of the game, Devine said there was one OSU fan inside Chuck’s that was later chased out of the bar by fans and bouncers. Fans yelled obscenities as he left the building, she said. Rob McCabe, a student at the University of Rochester, watched the game with his cousin and said he was frustrated with the result. ‘We’re Syracuse. They can win with anyone but they can lose to anyone,’ he said. ‘This should have been our year.’ [email protected] center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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