New events fundraising officer at Epilepsy Action AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2006 | News Events that she will manage range from the ‘Inca Trail Challenge’ in Peru to the ‘Everest Base Camp Trek’. Rachel’s upcoming projects include recruiting people to run the 2006 Flora London Marathon and preparing for the ‘Out in the Open’ sponsored walks, which take place as part of National Epilepsy Week in May. Rachel Casey has been appointed events fundraising officer at Epilepsy Action, which has around 18,000 members.Rachel joins Epilepsy Action’s Fundraising Department from a public relations background at Northern Profile PR & Marketing, which involved overseeing events and product launches as well as media relations. Rachel’s key responsibilities in her new role involve promoting and organising Epilepsy Action’s fundraising events. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people 38 total views, 3 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.
RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts Police sealed off Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where the city’s demonstration took place, and helicopters were used to help block access.- Cameramen from Al-Baghdadiya and d’Al-Sharqiya were arrested while filming security forces firing assault weapons and using tear gas to disperse protesters. – A cameraman from the satellite TV station Faiha injured his hand when he was attacked by security forces.- Journalist Seif Al-Khayat was run over by a police car. – Police raided and searched the premises of the TV station Al-Diyar, which was covering the demonstrations from the roof of its building. Reporter Ali Al-’Ainbaki and nine technicians were arrested and the station went off the air. – Two journalists from the satellite TV station Al-Sumariya, Idris Jawad and Sanan Adnan, along with cameramen Satar Muhammed Abdul and Safa Hatem, were arrested after reporting on the protest. They were accused of participating in and helping to organise it and were held for several hours at the Al-Rusafa operations centre (eastern Baghdad).- Thaier Al-Sudani, a Reuters photographer, and Ahmad Al-Rubaie, of Agence France-Presse, were also arrested.- Cameraman Imed Hamed, of satellite TV station Al-Hurra, and his assistant Mustafa Kazem were arrested by riot police in Baghdad and their cameras and recordings seized. – After the demonstration, agents of the 11th intelligence police division burst into the Al-Taraf restaurant in central Baghdad and arrested four journalists – Hussam Serail (a reporter with Al-Sabah), Ali Abdul Sada (Al-Mada), Hadi Al-Mahdi (a presenter with Radio Demozy) and Ali Sumerian (of Al-Sabah). They were insulted and punched and then taken to division headquarters at the former defence ministry building. They were handcuffed, blindfolded, beaten and threatened for several hours before being released.In Karbala, Reuters correspondent Mushtaq Muhammad was hospitalised with serious head injuries after a policeman clubbed him while he filmed the protests. His camera was destroyed. The provincial chief minister apologised to him and the news agency after investigating the incident. The journalist called for an example to be made of the policeman to ensure such an incident did not happen again. Riot police in Karbala also beat and insulted crews from TV stations Afaq TV and Al-Salam TV and seized their recordings. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan March 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Action call after “black day” for media freedom February 15, 2021 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further Reporter Ahmed Hiyali, of Radio Sawa, was badly beaten by a special police unit in Mosul and prevented from covering the protests there. A colleague, Adel Sayegh, of the TV station Al-Salah A-Din, said Hiyali was repeatedly hit before being taken to the provincial assembly building.Soldiers confiscated cameras and recordings from several journalists covering the protests in Basra. Radio Dijla reporter Mohammed Al-Jabri was insulted and also beaten with a rifle butt. The journalist Muntazer Al-Zaidi, famous for throwing a shoe at US President George Bush in 2008, was arrested on 24 February while trying to hold a press conference in front of the Abu Hanifa mosque in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighbourhood. He was subsequently released.A total of 23 journalists jointly announced on 27 February they would boycott the offices of prime minister Nuri-Al-Maliki and the Baghdad military commander in protest against the violence against journalists by the security forces and their arbitrary attempts to prevent coverage of the demonstrations. In an open letter, they demanded official apologies and an immediate halt to attacks on the media. Gen. Qassem Atta, spokesman for the Baghdad military chief, duly apologised and said the attacks on freedom of expression were “unintentional.” In response to a question from a cameraman with the satellite TV station Turkmen Illy during a news conference yesterday, Prime Minister Maliki apologized to journalists for the violence used by the security forces and promised both sanctions and reforms.Mohammed Al-Hamdani, a correspondent for the satellite TV station Al-Itijah, was meanwhile killed in a suicide bombing in Ramadi, the capital of Al-Anbar province (110 km west of Baghdad) on 24 February. Ahmed Abdul Salam, a journalist working for the satellite TV station Al-Aan, was wounded by the same explosion. The bombing was at the House of Culture in the neighbourhood known as 17 Tammuz, where a religious festivity was being held. The overall toll was 14 dead and 23 wounded, including the journalists covering the event. Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more News December 16, 2020 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders urged the Iraqi government today to allow journalists to do their job freely and to make every effort to ensure their physical safety after what it called “one of the blackest days for media freedom” in the country since US combat troops left last August.Journalists were “attacked and illegally and summarily arrested” by police and soldiers who were “supposed to protect them” during demonstrations to mark the 25 February “day of rage” in many cities, including Baghdad, Karbala, Mosul and Basra, the organisation’s secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, said. He urged the government to investigate all the abuses and punish those responsible as a matter of course. The army had two days earlier banned the live televising of the Baghdad protest. (http://en.rsf.org/iraq-authorities-prohibit-live-24-02-2011,39626.html)
Oteil Burbridge has officially announced an Oteil & Friends show in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. On Friday, May 3rd, at the Civic Theatre, the Dead & Company bassist will team up with keyboardist Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), guitarists Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive) and John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra), drummer Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), vocalist Alfreda Gerald, trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman (TAB), and percussionist Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty, The Nth Power).Pre-sale tickets are available today at 10 am CT with the password “OTEILCIVIC”, while general on-sale opens tomorrow at 11 am CT. Tickets and more information can be found here.Yesterday, Lettuce confirmed their fourth annual RAGE!FEST with Oteil Burbridge and The Soul Rebels for a night to remember on Thursday, May 2nd at the Joy Theatre, also in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.
A big CONGRATULATIONS to the Batesville Bulldogs in their sectional win at Greensburg last Saturday night. It ended Greensburg’s run of 7 straight sectional titles! Tomorrow Batesville will play the first game of the Southridge Regional against the 20-5 Princeton team.Batesville will not be favored in this game, just like they were not favored against Greensburg. They did get a break in the fact that they are playing the early game, and if they win it, they will get a lot more rest for the night game than the winner of the Silver Creek and Evansville Memorial game. Silver Creek will be the favorite to win the regional since they are the 4th ranked team in 3A.If you can’t make the trip, listen to WRBI to hear the play-by-play action. Make sure you check the website for all information on game time.
GUYANA’S 100 and 200 metres record-holder Brenessa Thompson along with triple jump record-holder Troy Doris were among the string of Guyanese athletes who turned in several great performances over the weekend in the USA.Jeremy BascomThe 21-year-old Thompson, competing at the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) level with Texas A & M, clocked 7.43 seconds to win the women’s 60 metres race, while placing fourth in the 200m at the same event, running 23.70 seconds.Doris (16.35 metres) bested a field of strong jumpers to finish top of the podium at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational.Jeremy Bascom (Open/Senior), who competed at the Ocean Breeze Grand Prix, clocked 6.78 seconds to win the 60 metres race and at the same event, Winston George (Open/Senior) was 3rd in the 300m in a time of 33.78 seconds.Stephan James (Mississippi State) finished 9th in the 400m at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 47.97 seconds and Iana Amsterdam (Open/Senior) fouled her first two jumps and jumped 12.66m and was 9th, at the Clemson Invitational, where Christian Coleman broke the 60m world record.Shenika King (Open/Senior) had a busy weekend, first at Gotham Cup where she was third in the 400m in a time of 56.74 secs and second in the 200m with a time of 24.98. She also competed at the Ocean Breeze Grand Prix in the 60m and ran 7.92 seconds, placing fifth.Ken Nelson (Unattached/Junior) ran 50.25 secs to win the 400 metres at the Terrapin Invitational at the University of Maryland.Jenna McCammon (Open/Senior) was seventh in the 60m in a time of 8.61 secs and 12th in the 60m with a time of 7.87 at the Clemson Invitational.
The two old foes will go head to head once-again, this time in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle, with “Hurricane Fly” leading 6-2 from their previous eight meetings.The pair will be joined in the field this evening by the likes of “Lieutenant Colonel”, “Zaidpour” and “Thousand Stars” in what promises to be an enthralling contest.Also on the card today at Punchestown will be the Ryanair Novice Chase and the La Touche Cup with the first of eight races getting underway at 3.40pm.