AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 May 2001 | News E-mail discussion list for gay and lesbian fundraisers 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Find out more about the list and review UK Fundraising’s directory of e-mail discussion lists for fundraisers. Fundraisers is a new e-mail discussion list for gay and lesbian fundraisers. It has been set up for “Gay and Lesbian Fundraising Professionals, Fundraisers for Gay, Lesbian, AIDS and other related organizations, and Fundraising professionals who support the work of organizations in the lesbian and gay community and related communities.”Fundraisers is a new e-mail discussion list for gay and lesbian fundraisers. It has been set up for “Gay and Lesbian Fundraising Professionals, Fundraisers for Gay, Lesbian, AIDS and other related organizations, and Fundraising professionals who support the work of organizations in the lesbian and gay community and related communities.”Created in March 2001 the list has over 150 subscribers from several countries. Advertisement 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.
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Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Follow the news on Ukraine Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Reporters Without Borders (RSF) releases today its new report about the situation of journalists and media in Ukraine, in English and French. UkraineEurope – Central Asia Reports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressureWhistleblowersArmed conflictsFreedom of expressionInternet to go further RecommendationsRSF asks the Ukrainian government and President Petro Poroshenko to: Put into practice the law on greater transparency of media ownership. Break up President Poroshenko’s control over private “Channel 5” news network. Related documents RSF Ukraine report_2016PDF – 3.47 MB The war in the East of the country and the massive amount of Russian propaganda against Ukraine have also led to controversial countermeasures in Kiev, which partially restrict media freedom. In August 2014, the Ukrainian government blocked the signal of 15 Russian television providers. The broadcasting of numerous Russian TV-shows and movies was banned the following year. Many foreign journalists and bloggers are banned from travelling in Ukraine. Some media professionals are tempted by a form of “patriotic journalism”. July 11, 2016 Facing reality after the Euromaidan: RSF presents a new report on Ukraine RSF recommends that Ukrainian journalists critically examine the obvious relationship between commercial and editorial content, and have an open debate about patriotism and journalism.RSF calls on the OSCE presidency to oblige the conflicting parties in Eastern Ukraine to grant journalists free access to the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Luhansk and People’s Republic of Donetsk.Any closer association between Ukraine and the EU should be made contingent on the Ukrainian government refraining from obstructing the development of a pluralistic media landscape and guaranteeing media freedom.RSF appeals to foreign governments, charities and donor organizations to more actively and lastingly support reform efforts of their Ukrainian colleagues. News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Reports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressureWhistleblowersArmed conflictsFreedom of expressionInternet News February 26, 2021 Find out more Read the reportThis report, authored by RSF-Germany and already published in German, is titled “Facing reality after the Euromaidan.” It describes the fragile situation of a country in which journalists are generally able to work freely and engage in investigative reporting, but yet face immense problems. The main TV networks in the country are concentrated in the hands of a few oligarchs, who misuse them for their own political gains and business interests. The financial crisis makes it difficultfor independent media outlets to develop functional business models. There are also large gaps in the training of journalists.“The situation in Ukraine offers many prospects, but the bases of a pluralistic media landscape require our assistance”, said RSF-Germany board member Gemma Pörzgen. “After the initial optimism during the Euromaidan movement, many journalists have become disillusioned. They are faced with the triple challenge of the war in the Eastern part of the country, the economic crisis and the digitalization of mass media.” More strongly support the conversion of the Ukrainian state broadcaster into a public-service broadcaster. Organisation News Reports With financial support of the Robert-Bosh Foundation,Pörzgen conducted research in Ukraine in January and February and interviewed more than 30 journalists and media experts. The study is limited to the Ukrainian government-held part of the country. Private television networks in the hands of oligarchs Despite all of its restrictions, Ukraine – which is ranked 107th out of 180 in RSF’s latest World Press Freedom Index – has a vibrant and diverse media landscape. In general, journalists are allowed to engage in investigative journalism, report critically, and develop media projects without government influence.Nonetheless, the influential private television networks are still controlled by oligarchs. The dependence on the funding of businessmen like Dmytro Firtash, Ihor Kolomoysky, Viktor Pinchuk or Rinat Akhmetov isgreater, as the Ukrainian advertising market is in further decline. The billionaires do not need to earn money through their media networks: they run them only as a kind of PR department to protect their other businesses, and finance their media outlets as a sideline. Viewers are increasingly witnessing full-blown “information wars” in which competing oligarchs fight out their private feuds via their television channelsRSF has been deepening its research on the ownership structure of the Ukrainian media since June, with its partner-organization in Kiev, the Institute of Mass Information, in the framework of the Media Ownership Monitor project. The results of this study will be published in September.The challenge of war and propaganda Revoke the ban on Russian books and films and remove all journalists from travel ban lists. March 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts Clearly distance themselves from the controversial Ukrainian website Myrotvorets and other attempts to discredit and intimidate journalists for their reporting from Eastern Ukraine. Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV September 7, 2020 Find out more
Economy, Education, Environment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Jobs That Pay, PAsmart, Round-Up, The Blog, Transportation, Workforce Development This month, Governor Wolf continued to welcome expanding companies to the Keystone State, launched numerous partnerships to provide critical skills to tomorrow’s workforce, and announced nearly a billion dollars in projects to improve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and air quality.Attracting Employers and Creating New JobsThe commonwealth continued to welcome companies seeking to expand their manufacturing footprint in a location that can provide the talent and resources necessary for long term growth.This month, Governor Wolf announced business expansion plans and small business loan approvals that will help create and retain nearly 1,000 jobs across the commonwealth.Bolstering a Competitive WorkforceSince taking office, Governor Wolf has made it a priority to support programs that prepare Pennsylvanians for 21st century jobs that pay.Building on that effort, the governor announced workforce development programs have supported the training of more than 120,000 workers since the start of the Wolf Administration.In addition, the governor launched a new fellowship program to partner university students with local manufacturers and announced $2 million to support more than 600 summer internship programs across Pennsylvania.Improving Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure and EnvironmentOver the last month, Governor Wolf announced more than $921 million in projects to improve roads, bridges, public transportation, and water infrastructure across Pennsylvania. In addition, the governor announced more than $118 million in new grant and rebate programs, funded by the U.S. EPA settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, to improve air quality in the Keystone State.Highlights from April – May 2018Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Increase Welding Training Opportunities in Bedford and Somerset CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces $60 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 CountiesGovernor Wolf Celebrates Revitalization at Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Highline in PittsburghPennsylvania Submits Nominations for Qualified Opportunity Zones to U.S. Department of TreasuryGovernor Wolf Announces Administration’s Efforts Helped More Than 2,000 Companies Train Their Existing WorkforcePennsylvania Investing More Than $2.8 Million to Expand Summer Internship ProgramsWolf Administration Previews 2018 Northeastern Region Construction Season, Highlights Recycled Asphalt Paving ProgramWolf Administration Previews 2018 Indiana-based Region Construction Season, Highlights ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of USSC Group, Creation of More Than 240 Manufacturing Jobs in Chester CountyGovernor Wolf Announces IRIS USA Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating 95 New Jobs in Luzerne CountyGovernor Wolf Highlights PAsmart Workforce Proposal at Monroe Career and Technical InstituteGovernor Wolf Launches New Fellowship Program to Connect Students and Manufacturers to Advance Innovation in PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces New Small Business Loan Approvals for Eight Projects in Six Counties, Supporting Nearly 700 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Grant for New Manufacturing Training Program in the Lehigh ValleyGovernor Wolf: 82 Improvement Projects to Bolster Public Transit, Communities Across PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces $2 Million in Business Education Partnership Grants for In-Demand JobsGovernor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction ProgramGovernor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest PennsylvaniaHighlights from Instagram By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf May Jobs That Pay Update: Attracting Employers, Bolstering a Competitive Workforce, Improving Infrastructure May 16, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
His time with the players is limited enough as it is and with the possibility of just three more get togethers before the next batch of competitive fixtures, the trip to Adana takes on plenty of importance. “Games like this are essential,” he said. “The next date is in March and after that there is possibly an opportunity at the end of May with teams preparing for Brazil, we’ll look at options there, so these games are invaluable. “Three friendly games amounts to about nine days with the players, I think that puts into perspective the challenge we face. “I understand some of the clubs have difficulties with them but for us to be able to build and develop a team we have to be able to have all of these fixtures. “It can be difficult at times because you don’t always get the ideal scenario or the ideal fixture but I’d rather come and play the likes of Turkey – a difficult game with an edge to it – than a less meaningful friendly.” Despite the value placed on the clash by O’Neill, Northern Ireland will not be able to call on a full-strength side for the match, with absentees reaching double figures. Chris Brunt, Craig Cathcart, Jamie Ward and Shane Ferguson are among the injured, while Gareth McAuley (personal reasons) and Kyle Lafferty, who is due to become a father for the second time, are also unavailable. The eyes of the football world may be on the likes of Portugal and France this week but Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill insists clubs must recognise the importance of friendlies too. Press Association That leaves O’Neill carrying a skeletal 17-man squad, just about acceptable for a friendly but hardly a precedent he would want to repeat. “That’s what we have to choose from. The reality is the next couple of players to be called into the squad would be from League Two,” O’Neill admitted. “Before you look at that level of football, without being disrespectful, you’re essentially looking at a possible squad of about 27 players. “That’s where we are, we have 11 players unavailable to us for one reason or another. “Going forward into the campaign we cannot have that level of unavailability if we’re to have a fighting chance in whatever group we’re in.” One player who has arrived to boost O’Neill’s numbers scene is 27-year-old Jonny Steele. The New York Red Bulls midfielder is set to win his first cap on Friday having scrapped his way to the top in the most unlikely way imaginable. Steele, who played indoor football in the United States to make ends meet before his Major League Soccer breakthrough, will get the chance to stake his claim for further recognition after impressing O’Neill with his determination. “Jonny is a late developer and the path he’s taken to where he is now is not the traditional path,” said the former Shamrock Rovers boss. “He’s played indoor soccer in the States, gone on a season-to-season basis having to make his living, so it’s nice for him to get his opportunity to be part of an international squad on the back of what has been a very good season. “He’s playing in a league which is highly regarded now and for one of the biggest clubs in that league. “He plays with some big name players (including Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill) albeit probably not in their prime. “This last year there has been a real maturity in his game, and in himself, and it’s good to get a chance to work with him first hand.” While some of European football’s top talent – including Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – take part in the World Cup play-offs O’Neill’s men will be contesting a lower-key date in Turkey. With neither side having qualified for a place in Brazil and the Euro 2016 campaign not kicking off until next September it is the kind of fixture that may be greeted with groans by club managers, but O’Neill sees it as a crucial part of his planning.
CARIBBEAN Junior Girls’ badminton champion Priyanna Ramdhani, has reached across barriers to play in the Men’s doubles and made it all the way to the final with partner, Avinash Odit, in the GUMDAC Annual Open Doubles, when the 2017 badminton season commenced last Wednesday. Played at the National Gymnasium, the first day of competition also saw Ramdhani win in the Ladies’ doubles, where she teamed up with Greer Jackson. In the open Mixed doubles she will join forces with Jonathan Mangra.Due to lack of competition in the Ladies’ division, Ramdhani is being allowed to play in the men’s competition to keep up her top form, according to a press release from the Guyana Badminton Association.Though unusual, it is not the first time something like this has been done. In squash, Guyana’s Nicolette Fernandes has played in the men’s competition before.Ramdhani and Odit made it into the final after ousting Marlon Chung and partner Ronald Yen in 21-15, 21-16 semi-finals match-up.The duo also had an earlier win when they took out veterans George Melville and Leslie Lui 21- 11, 21-15.The other men’s doubles semi-final win went to Nicholas Ali and partner Jonathan Mangra. Ali and Mangra won 21-18, 21-18 sets against the pair of Gokarn Ramdhani and Javid Rahaman.In other wins in the quarter-finals Chung and Yuen defeated Tyrese Jeffrey and Akili Haynes 21-7, 21-10, while Gokarn and Javid prevailed against Stephan Murdilall and Haymant Ramdhani 21-9, 21-13.In the only Ladies’ doubles match of the day Priyanna and Jackson triumphed 21-5, 21-9 over Emelia Ramdhani and Ayanna Watson.In the open Mixed doubles final Priyanna and Mangra will take on Ali and Jackson.Priyanna and Odit were on opposite ends in their Mixed doubles match-up. Odit teamed up with Angelica Holder and lost 19-21, 12-21 to Priyanna and Mangra.The tournament continues tonight at 18:00hrs with play-offs in the finals and third-place matches along with the presentation of prizes.The tournament, being played for the 5th year, is sponsored by GUMDAC through Managing Director Darrell Carpenay, who is also an executive on the GBA.