Man Utd announces first two charity partnerships

first_img Tagged with: corporate Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Children’s Society have become the first two national charities to benefit from Manchester United’s new charity partnerships, run by its charitable foundation.Four charities in the north west – Francis House Children’s Hospice, The New Children’s Hospital Appeal, Rainbow House and Christie’s Hospital – will also benefit from the Foundation.This follows a three month tender process during which the Foundation was inundated with applications, according to chief executive Trish Hirst. Advertisement Man Utd announces first two charity partnerships AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The club will provide the charities with signed merchandise and offer its facilities for free to them – for example allowing use of the pitch during the summer months. The funds raised will support specific projects for each charity. For example, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust will cover the patent costs associated with a gene therapy multi-dose clinical trial programme to try to find a treatmetn for the disease and Rainbow House is developing an indoor sports facility.The agreements will all run for three years.center_img  29 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 29 July 2007 | Newslast_img read more

RSF condemns continuing detention of four Sudanese journalists

first_img February 9, 2018 RSF condemns continuing detention of four Sudanese journalists News SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Imprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Sudanese authorities to stop arresting journalists and to release the four who have been held since their arrest by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) while covering protests against a big increase in the price of bread. Follow the news on Sudan Source : Sudanese Journalists Network April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Imprisoned Organisation to go further April 10, 2020 Find out more RSF_en center_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News Help by sharing this information Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal March 29, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Two of the four journalists have been held for more than three weeks. They are Amal Habani of the news website Al-Taghyir, arrested on 16 January, and Kamal Karrar of the daily Al-Midan, arrested on 18 January. Neither has been formally charged and neither has been allowed access to a lawyer.According to the information obtained by RSF, Habani’s health continues to worsen in the women’s prison in Omdurman where she is being held arbitrarily. Karrar’s family meanwhile reports that they have been told he has been transferred to a prison in Darfur.Ahmed Jaddein of the daily Al-Jareeda has been held ever since his arrest while covering a protest march in Bahri, the northern district of the capital, Khartoum, a week ago. It is not known where he is being held. The fourth detainee, Haji Abdelrahman El Moz of the daily Akhbar El Yowm, was arrested without any form of explanation on 6 February.The latest issues of three more newspapers – Al-Midan, Al-Tayar and Al-Jareeda – were meanwhile confiscated yesterday. RSF sources said Al-Tayar, which is an independent publication, carried an interview with a Communist Party leader who has been in prison ever since his arrest during the protests in mid-January.“The NISS seems to be arresting just about any journalist it can catch,” RSF said. “We call for an end to this unacceptable practice and for the immediate release of the detained journalists. This wave of arrests and confiscations of newspapers since the start of the year is unprecedented. Censoring media outlets for covering stories that annoy the authorities is illusory as a way of silencing popular discontent. Journalists must be free to inform without fear of being targeted.”The Sudanese Journalists Network and the African Editors Forum have issued strong condemnations of the arrests and detentions directly targeting journalists.In all, 18 journalists, including the correspondents of Reuters and AFP, have been arrested since the start of a wave of protests in Sudan in January. Fourteen were released on the day of their arrest and four were released after being held for four days. At the same time, the issues of at least 15 newspapers have been seized – mainly independent or opposition newspapers.Sudan continues to be ranked near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index – 174th out of 180 countries. last_img read more

Shannon to open – Ash cloud still a risk

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin THE Irish Aviation Authority will withdraw restrictions on flights in and out of six airports in Ireland, with effect from the times listed below, until further notice. They include Shannon, Donegal, Sligo, Ireland West (Knock), Galway and Kerry.In a statement the IAA said the restrictions were required as the increased level of recent volcanic activity has created a massive ash cloud stretching 1,000 miles long and 700 miles wide. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the northerly winds are keeping the bulk of the cloud out in the Atlantic, the increased size of the cloud continues to pose a risk especially if the winds change.Passengers planning to travel by air over the coming days are advised to regularly check with their airlines and the IAA website in advance of going to the airport.The following is the position on an airport by airport basis for today Friday May 7. AIRPORT                                  Flight Operations:Dublin                                            OpenCork                                               OpenShannon                                         Open from 1000 hours localDonegal                                          Open from 0830 hours localSligo                                              Open from 1000 hours localIreland West (Knock)                       Open from 1000 hours localGalway                                           Open from 1000 hours localKerry                                              Open from 1000 hours localWaterford                                        OpenThe Aviation Authority said it is in constant contact with VAAC and the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) at Eurocontrol and is monitoring the path of the ash cloud in order to assess the impact it could have on air safety.Should there be any change to the above situation, the IAA said it will issue a further statement but passengers are advised that they must check their airline websites regularly. Twitter Previous articleFurther restrictions on airports along western coastNext articleNo to water charges, but manager has the final say admin Advertisementcenter_img NewsLocal NewsShannon to open – Ash cloud still a riskBy admin – May 7, 2010 562 Print Facebook Emaillast_img read more

HII starts long overdue USS Boise attack submarine overhaul

first_img View post tag: HII Huntington Ingalls Industries on June 18 announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division began maintenance work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Boise (SSN 764).The Los Angeles-class submarine arrived at Newport News on Monday and will undergo planned maintenance and repair activities pierside before it will be moved to a dry dock in January 2019.The extended engineering overhaul, which includes system upgrades, will take 25 months and is expected to be completed in 2021.HII is conducting maintenance work on submarines USS Helena (SSN 725) and USS Boise under a contract awarded to the company in October 2017 as the navy’s public yards did not have enough capacity to perform the work due to delays and work overload.USS Boise completed her last deployment in January 2015 and lost her dive certification in February 2017 as it it sat at Naval Station Norfolk, waiting to undergo repair works.“Submarine fleet support work represents a significant increase in our workload and provides a critical balance for public and private shipyards,” said Bill Smith, Newport News’ vice president of fleet support programs. “We have been preparing for Boise’s availability and looking forward to returning the submarine back to the fleet.”Newport News laid USS Boise’s keel in August 1988, and the Los Angeles-class submarine was delivered to the US Navy in September 1992. Share this article View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: USS Boise Photo: USS Boise (SSN 764) arrives at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division to begin its 25-month extended engineering overhaul. Photo: Ashley Cowan/HIIlast_img read more