Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Environment & Climate Change, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 28, 2018 at 3:50 pm Please consider C039. It presents an opportunity to take our energy costs and needs to the marketplace. There we can save money and relate our own energy program. Consider this; The Episcopal Energy Service Company. An ESCO for the community of faith! Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Mary Barrett says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention, Submit a Job Listing General Convention 2018 Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Lynette WilsonPosted Jun 28, 2018 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Josephine Hicks says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Steve MacAusland says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 29, 2018 at 11:24 pm One of the most difficult things I come across in different groups is defining terms such as “sustainable life” or “environmental sustainability.” I fully appreciate the goals of diverse groups using this terminology, but in any plan of how to get there, it would be a good idea to meticulously describe the goal, exactly how you envision this terminology used. Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Episcopal News Service] Supporting local food growers, carbon taxes and offsets, opposition to environmental racism and Episcopalians’ continued participation in the Paris Climate Agreement are some of the stewardship of creation and creation care resolutions set for discussion at the 79th General Convention.“There will be a bumper crop of environment-related resolutions coming before the General Convention in Austin in July,” said California Bishop Marc Andrus, co-chair of the Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation, in an email to Episcopal News Service. “Such abundance reflects the coming together at the level of the whole church of the work of many individuals and organizations who have been faithfully working away, in many cases for decades. Now these environmental efforts by Episcopalians are connecting up and gaining currency as a focus area in the Jesus Movement, along with racial reconciliation and evangelism. It is a signal moment for ministry in the Episcopal Church, and this is certainly true with respect to environmental activism.”Most of the environmental stewardship and care of creation resolutions are listed here. In September 2016, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry identified care for creation as one of the three pillars, along with reconciliation and evangelism, of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.The 79th General Convention officially gets underway July 5 at the Austin Convention Center and runs through July 13. The 78th General Convention created the Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation during its meeting in Salt Lake City in 2015.That year, the environmental legislative committee put forth a resolution to consider the impact of climate change and practical ways for parishes to mitigate and respond to environmental issues. Out of that resolution, it created the advisory council, said the Rev. Stephanie Johnson, co-chair of the advisory council and rector of St. Paul’s in Riverside, Connecticut, in a telephone interview with ENS.The advisory council is composed of one person from each province, organized regionally as “consultative groups,” tasked with implementing a program to develop parish and diocesan resources for teaching the theology of stewardship of creation and for supporting practical applications of local ecologically responsible stewardship at church-related properties and buildings.The council also oversees a small grants program to support innovative environmental projects, as well as three environmental justice sites in Alaska, Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic.In 18 months, the advisory council received 100 grant applications and funded 40 projects. “It shows a real hunger to engage,” said Johnson.The advisory council prioritizes innovative projects that can serve as a model and be replicated elsewhere. For example, it awarded a grant to the organizers of last year’s 40-day River of Live Pilgrimage; the Charis Intentional Community near Charlottesville, Virginia, that’s experimenting with permaculture; and Honoré Farm and Mill, which bakes communion bread from ancient strains of wheat. Honoré will provide the communion bread for the General Convention Eucharists.Resolution A008 calls for the continuation of the advisory council, but reconsiders the consultative groups. It may make sense, said Johnson, that people organize by watershed or area of interest rather than province.Over the years, General Convention has passed more than 50 resolutions addressing environmental stewardship and creation care. This year, the Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation submitted 14 resolutions (read its Blue Book report here), many strengthening previous resolutions, some addressing more contemporary concerns.Resolution A011 opposes environmental racism, or the environmental injustices low-income and marginalized communities face, including greater risks from the effects of climate change and increased health risks associated with proximity to extractive, manufacturing and waste disposal sites.Resolution A014, recognizing the amount of travel done on behalf of the Jesus Movement, asks General Convention to direct the presiding bishop’s office to draft a policy requiring the use of carbon offsets by the Episcopal Church Center and that such a program be tested and piloted during the triennium for the work of the Episcopal Church, including the travel of its staff, standing commissions and interim bodies. Resolution C020, calls on the church to support a national tax on carbon-based fossil fuels.“Carbon offsets for travel is part of the realization that we have to pay the cost of what we do, the travel that we do,” said Johnson, adding the church needs an analysis of the real cost of meetings and needs to pay for it.Resolution C049 encourages churches to serve and promote locally grown food.Resolution A018 calls for a further advancement of the House of Bishops’ 2011 Pastoral Teaching on the Environment commitment to “advocate for a fair, ambitious, and binding climate treaty” and make every effort to fully and completely participate in future meetings of the United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change as an active, faithful and engaged voice for all of God’s good Earth. It also calls on dioceses, parishes and individuals to commit to the Paris Agreement.An Episcopal delegation led by Andrus has represented the presiding bishop at the annual United Nations climate talks since 2015, when nations, including the United States, negotiated and reached the Paris Agreement.“I and the other Episcopalians who were in Paris heard first-person witness to the seriousness of climate change for everyday people’s lives from Anglicans living in Pacific Island nations. Already, in 2015, these Anglicans were experiencing the destruction of villages where they and their ancestors have lived for millennia,” said Andrus. “And again, when the House of Bishops met in Alaska in September of 2017, we heard Episcopalians who rely for their lives on the salmon runs tell what wildlife biologist affirm – the salmon runs have decreased by more than 50 percent in a generation. While this decrease is due to a complex of factors, climate change and warming oceans is a major reason for the decline.”The Paris Agreement calls on the countries of the world to limit carbon emissions voluntarily, which will require a decrease in dependence on fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy sources; and for developed countries, those responsible for the majority of emissions both historically and at present, to commit to $100 billion in development aid annually by 2020 to developing countries.In June 2017, as part of his “American First” strategy, President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the international agreement, saying it undermines the economy and places the United States at a disadvantage.“President Trump made a campaign promise to take the United States out of the Paris Agreement. For me, though there is added difficulty and no smooth path ahead. I can see that the president’s actions have energized United States citizens to act. As perhaps the major grassroots movement to keep the U.S. commitment to Paris even without federal participation puts it, ‘We Are Still In,’” said Andrus.“We will stay in the Paris Agreement by a robust coalition of businesses, cities, states, regions, faith bodies and tribes working together,” Andrus said. “As environmental ethicist Larry Rasmussen said recently, ‘There is no greater transformation ever undertaken in history than that of the move from an industrial, extractive-industry-based life to a sustainable life.’ The role of faith bodies in this is crucial and indispensable.”— Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor for Episcopal News Service. She can be reached at [email protected] TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing June 29, 2018 at 10:57 am Episcopal Relief & Development invites General Convention attendees to offset the carbon footprint created by their attendance by donating to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Climate Fund (www.episcopalrelief.org/green). These contributions will support climate-smart agriculture, water harvesting and tree planting programs. For example, for every dollar contributed, one tree can be planted. Stop by booth 401 and get a Green Footprint button made of recycled material to reflect your donation and show your support. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA General Convention asked to strengthen further its commitment to creation care AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (3) Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN
Bottière Chénaie / KAAN Architecten Projects CopyApartments, Retail•Nantes, France Apartments Area: 17200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Ouest Structure “COPY” Urban Planning: France 2019 “COPY” Save this picture!© Sebastian van Damme+ 41Curated by Paula Pintos Share Bottière Chénaie / KAAN ArchitectenSave this projectSaveBottière Chénaie / KAAN Architecten Architects: KAAN Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Art Co Parquet, Atlantic Sol Photographs: Sebastian van Damme Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Pranlas-Descours Architect & Associates, Atelier Bruel Delmar Partners In Charge:Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie ScipioProject Team:Dante Borgo, Sebastiaan Buitenhuis, Marc Coma, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Marylène Gallon, Renata Gilio, Narine Gyulkhasyan, Sophie Ize, Jan Teunis ten Kate, Wouter Langeveld, Julie Le Baud, Yinghao Lin, Aimee Mackenzie, Elsa Marchal, Ismael Planelles Naya, Ana Rivero Esteban, Cécile Sanchez, Yannick Signani, Christian Sluijmer, Joeri SpijkersLocal Architect:Atelier FornyClient:OCDL, Groupe GiboireConstruction, Finance, Constructor W+E Installations, Structural Engineering:AIA IngenierieFire Control:SocotecTechnical Installations Advisor, Acoustics:SerdB, Groupe GambaSite Work:Charrier TP SUDGroundwork Preparation:Angevin SAS, Guillerm, PlouvornGreen Areas:JaulinWaterproofing:SMACFacade Cladding:Diagonal Façades, Engie AximaExterior Fixtures:Alu Rennais, FilmatecMetal Works:SABM, AFCWooden Doors And Windows:DupréInterior Walls:AB CloisonsPlumbing, Ventilation And Heating:MaheyElectricity:SATICity:NantesCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian van DammeText description provided by the architects. Encircled by existing infrastructures such as a tramway, an old railway line and the major artery of Route de Sainte Luce, the site initially appears isolated from its surroundings. By proposing a balanced composition of volumes and bringing together mixed-use programmes and public spaces, KAAN Architecten creates a second urban focal point, along with the Place du Commandant Cousteau, in a mainly residential neighbourhood. Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeExtremely compact, the project features a multifunctional plinth, composed of commercial spaces, a supermarket and a car park. Above this base rise two 5-storey residential blocks comprising 172 apartments in total. The first volume is dedicated to market-rate housing, while the second hosts a social housing complex. Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Sebastian van DammeTo the North-West, the larger housing volume unfolds around a spacious courtyard planted with trees, where external walkways overlooking the green surroundings provide access to the dual aspect apartments. Inspired by the Dutch residential architecture tradition, this circulation solution is adapted to its context and minimizes vertical connections, allowing diverse configurations to the housing units – from private outdoor spaces to loggias with living areas. Moreover, these orientational anomalies are flanked by light-wells spreading natural daylight to the lower floors: a vertical rupture that generates informal spaces to foster residents’ socialization. Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeTo the east, the second volume accommodates 39 social housing apartments, which, according to their position, benefit from a double orientation, different typology of loggias and look out over the trees or towards the city. Lastly, to the south-west, the office block, organized around a central core, reinforces the volume juxtaposition and completes the new urban landscape. Monumental in its consistency, the simple massing of Bottière Chénaie is accompanied by a cohesive repertoire of surfaces. Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeSave this picture!© Sebastian van DammeMonolithic at first glance, the project is enriched by high-quality facades composed of a regular 60 x 60cm post-and-beam structure in precast concrete that generates large transparent surfaces and singular fully glazed corners. The project’s compactness allowed the optimization of economic standards and environmental recommendations throughout the whole building process. The facades provide abundant daylight to the interiors and naturally link them to the city, both during the day and at night. Towards the courtyards and walkways, the vertical surfaces are cladded in grey stained timber giving them a characteristic domestic feel and reinforcing the duality between exterior and interior while elevating the inner public space as the beating heart of the project.Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeThanks to a meticulous choice of materials, a balanced colour tuning, functional design and attention to details, KAAN Architecten shapes the new neighbourhood identity with an elegant intervention, transforming it into an attractive centre that blends impeccably into Nantes’ growing suburbs.Save this picture!© Sebastian van DammeProject gallerySee allShow lessBeauty Matters; Why Architecture and Beauty Need Each OtherBook Product LaunchHenning Larsen Proposes Urban Transformation in the City Center of BrusselsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:190 Route de Sainte-Luce, 44300 Nantes, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934022/bottiere-chenaie-kaan-architecten Clipboard Structure: Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934022/bottiere-chenaie-kaan-architecten Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeKAAN ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureRetailNantesOn FacebookFrancePublished on February 19, 2020Cite: “Bottière Chénaie / KAAN Architecten” 19 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935659/high-garden-residence-baan-puripuri Clipboard High Garden Residence / baan puripuriSave this projectSaveHigh Garden Residence / baan puripuri Thailand High Garden Residence / baan puripuri Houses Projects Save this picture!© Beer Singnoi+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: baan puripuri Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: COTTO, Grohe, Hafele, SketchUp, AutoCADArchitect In Charge:Pajitpong Pongsivapai, Khajorn JaroonwanitDesign Team:Paphangkorn SalilasiriInterior Designer:baan puripuriLandscape:baan puripuriText:Natthamon TangtrongmitCity:Lat PhraoCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Beer SingnoiRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Glass PrintingLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. High Garden is a low rise residential project in the heart of Bangkok. The 4-storey semi-detached house has been designed to suit urban lifestyle and create a dialogue between the urban context and the nature. Due to the soaring land price in high-density residential areas, owning a single house with a lush garden in the city centre is such a considerable challenge nowadays. Since urban houses become more compact, most home owners need to maximize every square inch of living space and unavoidably rely on air conditioning units. The role of green space is often neglected or underestimated.Save this picture!© Beer SingnoiSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Beer SingnoiSave this picture!© Beer SingnoiIn order to optimize the limited space without compromising quality of life, this semi-detached house were built with the maximum site coverage while providing additional spaces for greenery. Balcony gardens that recessed behind the front façade become an extension of total living area and master bedroom. These south-facing floating gardens seem to take advantage of full exposure to sunlight during the day. They play a vital role in advocating a strong connection with nature and also creating a new relationship between inside and outside space. Partial roofs above the balcony provide shades while keeping the area airy and breezy.Save this picture!© Beer SingnoiSave this picture!Front elevationSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Beer SingnoiThe façade draws its inspiration from characteristics of traditional Thai architecture: all panels feature ridged architectural moldings.Their horizontal lines are contrasted by the ultra thin vertical red fins that accentuate the molding profiles and enhance the aesthetic effect of light and shade. This emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines lead to a fusion of tradition with modernity. Beside controlling visual privacy, the vertical fins also help to improve the indoor thermal comfort and minimize glare caused by direct sunlight. The openings of the façade define different areas of activities in the house and allow the balcony garden to become a green oasis for the community as well.Save this picture!© Beer SingnoiProject gallerySee allShow less CopyHouses•Lat Phrao, Thailand “COPY” ArchDaily Area: 400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935659/high-garden-residence-baan-puripuri Clipboard Year: “COPY” Photographs: Beer Singnoi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Share Photographs 2020 CopyAbout this officebaan puripuriOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookLat PhraoThailandPublished on March 18, 2020Cite: “High Garden Residence / baan puripuri” 17 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics UK Fundraising has never dropped from the top position for “fundraising” on Google.co.uk since it launched. UK Fundraising ranked top once again at Google for “fundraising” 18 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The top result at search engine Google for “fundraising” is once again UK Fundraising.UK Fundraising has regained its top position after slipping down two or three places over the past year. Previously it held the top place on searches on the word “fundraising” for the first few years of Google’s existence.The top ranking followed the creation of an XML sitemap for the site, a tool that can help Google to index a website more effectively. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 October 2006 | 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.
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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Technology Howard Lake | 10 November 2008 | News eTapestry partners with Daryl Upsall Consulting International eTapestry, a division of Blackbaud Inc, is launching a Spanish-language version of its on-demand fundraising software in Spain in partnership with fundraising consulting agency Daryl Upsall Consulting International.Daryl Upsall said: “Spain is one of the fastest growing fundraising markets in the world, which means it needs the support of a serious and proven professional fundraising database solution.”eTapestry is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) fundraising solution that tracks donors, prospects, or alumni while managing gifts, pledges and payments. The Spanish-language version is supported by online training and local support.www.etapestry.com/es 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
39 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jersey Boys help the Hilton Foundation to raise a record amount to support epileptic children Howard Lake | 29 October 2009 | News Hilton in the Community Foundation’s Ball at the Hilton on Park Lane has proved an extraordinary success with over £370,000 raised for charity, a new record for the night, now in its ninth year.The black-tie event, held last Saturday October 24th is Hilton in the Community Foundation’s flagship fundraiser. Sponsored by Andreas Panayiotou and the Ability Group the evening’s guests, including Strictly Come Dancing contestant Lynda Bellingham and Gloria Hunniford enjoyed a champagne reception, four-course meal, and a performance from the entire cast of West-End hit show Mamma-Mia!Over £80,000 was raised from the auction alone with three guests bidding £12,000 each for the chance to appear on stage with the Jersey Boys and to then join them for dinner at the Ivy. Ryan Molloy, who plays Frankie Valli, even offered to guarantee a kiss from each of the Jersey Boys, which may have helped to increase the bidding! Other prizes included a private cooking class with Marco Pierre White and a luxury holiday to Las Vegas. Advertisement Tagged with: Events London Every year the Foundation nominates a charity to receive 50% of the net funds raised on the night, with this year’s principal beneficiary being the Muir Maxwell Trust, a paediatric epilepsy charity. This half will be used to support the Trust’s purchase of epilepsy alarms to help families ensure that children are safe from dangerous night time seizures, with money for a staggering 414 epilepsy alarms raised from the event. The remaining 50% of the fundraising will all be distributed to children’s charities that are supported through the Hilton Foundation’s grant giving programme.Actor Christopher Biggins, Patron of Hilton in the Community Foundation and long-term supporter of the Muir Maxwell Trust, was the auctioneer and compere for the night. He said:“It’s always a great pleasure to be involved with the Foundation Ball and it was another spectacular night. Both Hilton in the Community Foundation and the Muir Maxwell Trust do a fantastic job in helping disadvantaged children so to raise so much to support their work is truly fantastic.”The Muir Maxwell Trust has long been advocating the use of the epilepsy alarms to provide practical support to families. Night time seizures are dangerous and there is a risk of death, so sleep deprivation for worried parents and stress for the whole family is common. The alarm makes a piercingly loud noise if a sensor detects violent movement in bed, enabling parents to act quickly; this can give peace of mind and allows many families to have a good night’s sleep for the first time in years.Dame Maureen Thomas, Hilton in the Community Foundation Trustee said:“This is always an important night in the Hilton in the Community Foundation calendar and in the current financial climate it is more vital than ever for us to support young people in need of help. We are delighted to have the Muir Maxwell Trust as this year’s principal beneficiary and hope that this event will make a big difference to their work. Epilepsy affects over 80,000 children and young people in the UK and these alarms can both save lives and bring peace of mind to many of the families affected.”Ann Maxwell, Founder and Chairman of the Muir Maxwell Trust, said:“It is a great privilege to be chosen as the charity to benefit from this wonderful fundraising evening and we would like to express our most sincere thanks to Dame Maureen Thomas of the Hilton in the Community Foundation and the amazing team who arranged the spectacular event so magnificently. The distribution of epilepsy alarms is where the work of the Muir Maxwell Trust began and whilst there is much more that the Trust does by way of practical support for our families, the epilepsy alarm is essential for the well being of the whole family. We distribute hundreds of alarms every year. Hilton in the Community Foundation could not have chosen a better way to support us.”ENDS 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.
June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of September 4 – September 10: NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more Photographer for local newspaper shot by police officerOn Monday, September 4, Andy Grimm, a photographer for local newspaper New Carlisle News in Clark County, Ohio, was shot by deputy police officer Jake Shaw during a traffic stop after the policeman mistook his tripod and camera for weapons. Audio from Shaw’s body camera recorded him saying “Listen, dude, you pulled that out like a gun out of the back of the Jeep.” Grimm is expected to make a full recovery, while the incident is under investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. NRA slammed for ad threatening the New York Times On Tuesday, September 5, Digital Content Next (DCN), a trade group for media companies, criticised the NRA’s inflammatory ad against the New York Times, claiming it would incite violence against journalists. The ad, featuring NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, targeted the Times for their “so-called honest pursuit of truth”, with Loesch saying in the video, “In short: We’re coming for you.” Multiple media outlets saw the video as an attack on the New York Times. DCN’s open letter stated “It is un-American to threaten journalists,” and strongly condemned the NRA’s anti-media campaign. Pentagon limits number of journalists eligible to travel with Secretary of Defense On Wednesday, September 6, the Pentagon has limited the number of journalists and wire services allowed to travel with Defense Secretary James Mattis on upcoming travels. Only one of the three major wire services will now be allowed to accompany Mattis on his overseas trips, along with one radio pool reporter, one newspaper, and a three-man television pool crew. This is a drastic difference from the normal 12-18 journalists that usually accompany the Defense Secretary. Journalists in the Pentagon press corps are worried this decision is part of a broader effort to limit government transparency during US officials’ travel abroad. Earlier this year, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was criticised for not traveling with a press pool in overseas trips to Russia and Asia. Charges dropped against West Virginia reporter arrested for asking a question West Virginia’s Kanawha County Prosecutor’s office announced on Wednesday, September 6, that all charges were dropped against Dan Heyman, a reporter who had persistently questioned Health Secretary Tom Price on proposed health care reform before the US House of Representatives in May. Until Wednesday, Heyman was facing a charge of “willful disruption of governmental processes,” carrying a possible 6 months prison sentence. Heyman told The New York Times “We all need to keep asking the tough questions of elected officials… the intense response to my arrest gives me confidence that people will defend the free press, because they believe in it.” Suit filed against blog formerly owned by Gawker On Wednesday, September 6, life coach and therapy group leader Gregory Scherick filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court for libel against Jezebel. Jezebel, a blog formerly associated with Gawker Media, is being sued for an article published on May 10, 2016 that called Scherick’s therapy group a cult and suggested that he was exploiting “creative women”. The lawyer representing Scherick is Charles Harder, a prominent attorney best known for his role in the lawsuit against Gawker Media. Harder was one of the attorneys for pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan during his invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media, which left the media company bankrupt. Jezebel is now partially owned by Gizmodo Media Group, who called this lawsuit “nothing more than another obvious attempt by Charles Harder to intimidate journalists.” Gizmodo Media argues that any lawsuit about articles published before the acquisition should have been filed against Gawker Media. Defamation lawsuit against Techdirt dismissed Also on Wednesday, September 6, a defamation lawsuit against the blog Techdirt was dismissed by a US District Court in Massachusetts. Shiva Ayyadurai, an entrepreneur and scientist who has claimed to have invented the email, sued Techdirt for defamation in January when it published an article challenging Ayyadurai’s claim. The District Court ruled that Techdirt’s article was protected speech and that the defamation claim had no merit. Trump shuns reporters from Camp David during Cabinet meeting On Saturday, September 9, President Trump held a Cabinet meeting at Camp David, where reporters were barred from asking the President questions or taking photographs. The White House later released selected photographs of the meeting along with a five minute video of the President speaking to his Cabinet at the beginning of the meeting. The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says to go further September 11, 2017 US — #WeeklyAddress September 4 – September 10: Photographer shot in Ohio United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Receive email alerts News United StatesAmericas News