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Google promotes online donations to Asian floods disaster appeals

first_img Google.com and Google.co.uk have unusually featured a link on their front pages to highlight “ways to help with tsunami relief.”The prominent text links to a page which links to Google’s and other organisations’ news coverage of the disaster, together with links to seven sites which accept online donations for the relief efforts of organisations involved. The UK’s Disaster Emergency Committee’s emergency appeal is not listed.Under the headline ‘Tsunami Relief’ Google state: “below are a few sites already set up to provide information and handle donations for victims throughout the region. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.” Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Google promotes online donations to Asian floods disaster appeals Tagged with: Digital Trading Howard Lake | 29 December 2004 | News 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.last_img read more

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Reporters without borders thanks the American Iranian community for its support

first_img Organisation News RSF_en February 1, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters without borders thanks the American Iranian community for its supportcenter_img Reporters Without Borders would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to the organisers of the charitable function held in San Francisco on 23 January in support of our campaign to help Iranian journalists who have had to flee their country.Thanks to the efforts of Firuzeh Mahmoudi of United4Iran, journalist and cartoonist Nikahangh Koswar, members of the Kiosk’s group, human rights activist Parviz Dhokat and others, several dozen people attended the event, at which Iranian entertainers performed and all profits went to Reporters Without Borders.Iranian community activists intend to organise similar events in other US cities.Reporters Without Borders is very grateful to the San Francisco function’s donors and participants. To support Reporters Without Borders’ efforts on behalf of Iranian journalists: http://www.rsf.org/Reporters-Without-Borders,34929.html Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Donegal Council Chairman given leave to challenge Minster’s windfarm directive

first_img Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donegal Council Chairman given leave to challenge Minster’s windfarm directive Facebook Homepage BannerNews 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSIPO sends its report on former councillor Dessie Larkin to the DPPNext articleCampbell Warns to Examine Independent Cllrs Policies before Voting News Highland WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – December 19, 2014 The Chairperson of Donegal County Council has been granted leave to appeal a direction from the Minister for the Environment overturning a decision by the Council to impose new conditions on windfarmsIn June the council agreed to a set back distance ten times the tip height of turbines from residential properties and other population centres.Measures to protect the pearl mussel were also included in the development plan.However in August Minister Alan Kelly issued a detailed directive overturning the Councils decision.Chairman John Campbell has welcomed a High Court decision this week to allow him appeal that directive:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/campr530WIND.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Fans baffled as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah goes offline

first_imgCairo, Egypt | AFP |  Fans were left baffled on Wednesday after Liverpool’s star Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah appeared to have deleted all of his social media accounts where his followers number in the millions.The Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts of Salah, who is idolised in Egypt and Liverpool, went offline without warning a day after he posted a cryptic tweet.“2019 Resolution: Time to get in touch, for real,” said the final tweet, screenshots of which were shared widely on social media.Those navigating to his Twitter account on Wednesday could only see a message reading “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”.On Instagram, the message read “The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.” A similar message appeared on Facebook. It was not immediately clear whether the shutdowns were deliberate.Some fans speculated that Salah deleted his accounts due to a dispute he has had with the Egyptian Football Association over his image rights.Others saw it as a possible new year’s resolution.Salah has taken the Premier League by storm since signing for Liverpool in the summer of 2017, scoring 50 goals for the English club in just 72 appearances.Earlier this month, Salah was named the African Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Jones hits 3 homers, all-Black Chicago team wins LLWS opener

first_imgChicago’s Pierce Jones (23) hits a two-run home run off Lynnwood, Wash. pitcher Logan Kruse during the third inning of a Little League baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Moments after Chicago beat Lynnwood, Washington, on Thursday in the Little League World Series, outfielder Pierce Jones looked at his phone — and had to turn it off.“I didn’t want to deal with all the notifications,” Jones said.Jones had three homers and four RBIs in Jackie Robinson West’s 12-2 victory in five innings.Manager Darold Butler the players on the all-Black team hear about the support in and around Chicago, but that they do haven’t grasped the magnitude.“I know for a fact they don’t know how big it is, or what exactly is going on at home,” Butler said. “It’s just baseball to them.”Jones homered leading off in the first inning, and also tripled in the game. Shortstop Ed Howard added a two-run homer in the second inning.Chicago scored five runs in the third inning. Logan Kruse relieved Ian Michael, and Chicago capitalized on a passed ball and other misplays behind the plate.For Chicago, pitcher Joshua Houston settled down after Lynnwood scored two in the first. Houston went four innings, striking out seven and giving up two hits.“We’re just trying to make the city proud. We’re trying to make the state proud,” Butler said. “From the batting practice we’ve been taking here and the comeback win that got us here, the kids have been very relaxed. … I felt good going into this game.”last_img read more

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As World Cup football hots up in the Far East, temperatures rise in Kerala

first_imgGreetings: A poster welcomes Brazil’s ‘canary birds’ and their samba beat to AsiaIt is either misplaced passion or dislocated delirium, but as World Cup football hots up in the Far East, temperatures seem to rise in a district of Kerala, now most definitely the Indian epicentre of football fever.In Malappuram,Greetings: A poster welcomes Brazil’s ‘canary birds’ and their samba beat to AsiaIt is either misplaced passion or dislocated delirium, but as World Cup football hots up in the Far East, temperatures seem to rise in a district of Kerala, now most definitely the Indian epicentre of football fever.In Malappuram district, a small slice of north Kerala with a little over 30 lakh people, the World Cup is a chance to take sides, get involved and go crazy.It begins with the benign decoration of streets with posters, banners and cutouts, but once the tournament is under way, the formation of team “camps” means things can take a serious turn quickly. If this is the heartland of Indian football, the World Cup is like its great four-yearly cardiac flutter.When England beat Argentina in Sapporo, Japan, English fans managed to celebrate without destroying property. But their counterparts in Malappuram went berserk.Intoxicated by the win, Malappuram’s pseudo-English “hooligans” chose to strike first at the Argentinian superstar who is the region’s cult figure-striker Gabriel Batistuta, whose huge cutouts loom over the remotest and most serene village landscape. In Tirur town, “Batigol” was burnt in effigy by “fans” of the England team and within minutes, there was a civil disturbance of sorts at hand.An autorickshaw driver in Vengara village, Shamsuddeen Kuniyil, 21, was hospitalised after he was beaten up in a street brawl. His crime: calling France’s Zinedine Zidane a panni (swine). An unrepentant Kuniyil said the brawl was started by his assailants who had dared to call his Brazilian hero Ronaldo “an obscene name”.advertisementFootball fest: The World Cup comes to Malappuram with a colourful paradeIn another corner of the state, the staf f at the notoriously inefficient Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) in Kalikav felt the punch of the fist of public fury. On China’s debut at the World Cup, as power came and went like gusts of breeze, the people trying to follow the game on TV decided they could take no more. They ransacked the local KSEB office and beat up two somnolent employees.It’s not all about overflowing passions and out-of-control tempers. The World Cup comes to Malappuram in the form of a business opportunity too. The Malayalam film industry has been reeling under a crisis.All through last fortnight, cinema halls projected live matches on their large screens. People throng theatres and buy tickets priced between Rs 25 and Rs 100 as Ten Sports, the channel that has won rights to telecast the World Cup, is not available in most homes where Doordarshan dominates. A theatre-owner celebrated as the first round of matches came to a close, “It’s after a long time my theatre has actually run house-full.”The CPI(M), which considers itself ideologically distant from all sporting activities, also jumped on the World Cup bandwagon. The CPI(M)’s youth organisation, the Democratic Youth Federation of India, held protest marches in all districts against the Centre’s failure to telecast matches live. Nothing unusual about protesting against DD, but this time the participants wore the colours of the different competing nations.Football fest: The ‘soccer-cut’ has many takersAccording to Kerala’s seniormost sports writer V.M. Balachandran, Malappuram’s almost unreal affinity for football has historical roots. Unlike other parts of Kerala, Malappuram in the Malabar region, was part of the old Madras state before Independence and was exposed to high-class football played by the English army officers of the various regiments based there.Today, even though football has waned in the rest of the old Malabar region, Balachandran says, “It is a passion in Malappuram thanks to the widespread popularity of seven-a-side football.” The district has more than 100 clubs playing good standard tournaments in which even foreign players participate.A visitor to the interiors of the district may well believe that the World Cup is actually being held there. Streets are lined with flags of competing nations and huge cutouts of football stars like Batistuta, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos loom over passers-by.Posters give judgements on current and former stars. One is particularly scathing about Maradona and criticises him for having defamed Argentina and football with his “unsporting game”. The comment on Maradona’s famous goal against England in 1986 is declared on a poster as having been scored “not with the God’s but Satan’s hand”.Young men walk the streets wearing the colours of their favourite nation, the more committed fans having shaved their heads like the big Brazilian stars, while others go in for the “soccer-cut”. Abdul Samad of the Central Haircutting Saloon near Tirur’s railway station is the busiest barber in the district.advertisementA stitch in time: Football faithfuls queue up to buy the flags of their favourite teamsFor Samad is the area’s specialist in the trendy “World Cup cut” in which the faithful have styled and dyed their hair to resemble a football complete with its hexagonal patches. “This is a huge hit. I have to spend at least three hours on one cut but I don’t charge anything extra since I’m doing it for football,” says Samad. Next on his agenda is a cut that will actually feature a soccer star perched on the head of a Malappuram maniac.Shops are filled with toffees and cakes shaped like a ball and the famous trophy. A local dtp operator at Tirur has made a killing by printing World Cup greeting cards with photographs of players on it. These days people rush to Pangat Silks not to buy cloth but flags as the store has produced the national flags of all the 32 competing nations.Before the World Cup finals began, clients queued up early to buy their colours. Shop owner T.P. Haneefa ordered a book of flags from a friend in Dubai long before the kick-off and learnt how to stitch the flags of countries like Senegal and Slovenia in time to be able to rake in a profit when the matches began.Malappuram’s favourite team is Argentina and Pangat Silks sold stacks of the famous blue and white flag; but fans were deeply disappointed with the team’s early exit from the tournament, a victim of the Group of Death that also featured England, Sweden and Nigeria.But for those who despair at the early departure of France and Argentina, the flag-buyers of Malappuram provide a hint. Haneefa says, “Brazil is second. The surprise favourite is Portugal. I think it is Portugal and particularly its star Luis Figo’s performance at the Euro Cup final against France which won so many fans here,” says Haneefa.Time for stars from Rivaldo to Rui Costa to justify the faith of their fans, including those in faraway places like Malappuram, India.last_img read more

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Lambert rues Everton’s offside goal

first_imgStoke City Everton’s ‘offside’ opener frustrates Lambert as Stoke City lose again Matt Dorman 04:04 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Lambert - cropped Getty Images Stoke City Stoke City v Everton Everton Premier League The manager was left disappointed by the officials as Cenk Tosun strayed offside in the build up to the first goal, proving costly for the home side Stoke City manager Paul Lambert criticised the decision to award Cenk Tosun’s contentious opening goal in Everton’s 2-1 win at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.Tosun looked to be in an offside position as he attempted to head home Yannick Bolasie’s cross in the 69th minute, before burying the loose ball amid a subsequent goalmouth scramble.Stoke, who had Charlie Adam sent off on the half hour, quickly equalised through Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, yet parity only lasted seven minutes as Tosun returned to net the winner and heap more pressure on a home side stuck in the Premier League relegation zone with only seven games to play. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Lambert said he understood referee Martin Atkinson’s decision to dismiss Adam, but the Potters boss was upset by the manner in which his team’s dogged rearguard came undone.”I thought the first goal was offside. Well it is offside because I have seen it,” Lambert told the club’s video channel.”The thing that disappoints me most is that it is the linesman’s side. He is looking right across the line. How he has not seen that is disappointing.”The response with 10 men to going a goal behind was fantastic. I thought we were well in the game, but the first goal is offside.”He has got to call that right. You cannot get that wrong. It gave Everton something to hang on to.” Paul Lambert reacts to this afternoon’s 2-1 @premierleague defeat at home against @Everton.FREE on Stoke City+  https://t.co/swhXHS9zRU#SCFC  pic.twitter.com/iAaAjmOttc— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) March 17, 2018Conversely, Everton boss Sam Allardyce praised Turkey international Tosun for securing the Toffees a first Premier League away win in seven attempts.”It looked a bit iffy for us again but Cenk popped up with a super goal and that is why we bought him,” Allardyce said of the striker, a January signing from Besiktas.”It has paid dividends for us and it puts us on the 40-point mark, and even though mathematically we are not safe I do not think anyone can catch us now and we can start to prepare for next season.”last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool midfielder Fabinho proud of Mane assist

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho proud of Mane assistby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho is delighted after his assist for Sadio Mane’s opener in victory over Manchester United on Sunday.The Brazilian laid on his first goal for Liverpool before turning in a dominant display that led to an eventual 3-1 victory.“It’s a thing I always try to perfect, to train,” Fabinho said of his chipped pass. “I get a lot of [the] ball, in a position that normally the opponent’s defence is making the move outwards, and our attackers are getting in.“I saw Mane making the sign with his hand and I launched it.”It was a good pass.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea defender David Luiz: Cesc one of best players England has seen

first_imgChelsea defender David Luiz: Cesc one of best players England has seenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz has paid tribute to departing teammate Cesc Fabregas.Fabregas, on way to Monaco, bid an emotional farewell to Blues fans as they beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.“I think Cesc is one of the best players to have played in England for many, many years,” the Brazilian told talkSPORT.“It was emotional, not just for him, but for everybody.“Maybe he is not going to play for Chelsea anymore so we are sad, but we wish him all the best because he is a great character and a great player and we will miss him.“It’s always hard, but it’s always part of the process.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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College GameDay Made Lee Corso Cry With Incredible Footage Of His Time At Navy

first_imgLee Corso cries on College GameDay.lee corso cries on college gamedayESPN’s College GameDay only had one game to cover Saturday morning, but the program certainly made the most of its air time. In honor of Lee Corso’s time spent at Navy, where he was the defensive backs coach from 1966 to 1968, GameDay put together a feature that included footage of his days in Annapolis. The segment, which you can view below, actually made Corso cry live on television. Rece Davis, Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit were also taken aback.Here’s the entire feature, via ESPN. If it doesn’t work on your mobile device, you can view it here.Very cool. Props to ESPN for honoring one of the most beloved people in the sport.last_img read more