Fundraising Standards Board launches public giving campaign

first_imgThe Fundraising Standards Board is launching a public campaign to encourage the public to ‘Give With Confidence’ this Christmas. Backed by Minister of the Third Sector, Angela Smith, the Give With Confidence campaign aims to boost charitable giving this Christmas, following the nationwide fall in donations over the past year.The campaign is also designed to remind the public of the high professional standards of fundraising in the UK, and of the role of the FRSB in regulating fundraising and promoting best practice.The FRSB is working with MPs across the country, who are supporting this call by urging their local constituents to give. Advertisement Tagged with: christmas Fundraising Standards Board Giving/Philanthropy Angela Smith, Minister of the Third Sector, stressed the importance of best practice in fundraising, calling on charities and suppliers to become members of the FRSB.She said: “The Fundraising Standards Board is performing a key role in not only regulating fundraising, but providing charities with a way to demonstrate their commitment to best practice and to build confidence amongst the general public.“Members are leading the way in championing the highest fundraising standards and communicating that commitment to their supporters. I would encourage charities and suppliers to sign up to the UK’s independent self-regulatory scheme for fundraising”.Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the FRSB, explained the reason for the campaign. “Donations have dropped by as much as 11% on last year“, he said, “and yet charitable services are more in demand than ever before. Fundraisers across the country are doing a fantastic job in raising money during such difficult times. But, we are keen to do what we can to support our members at what has traditionally been the peak time for charitable giving.”Launched in 2007, the FRSB commits its 1,100 members to the highest standards of fundraising practice, encouraging donors to ‘give with confidence’. The scheme logo, displayed by all members, is a public commitment to best fundraising practice, to being honest, legal and open in their fundraising activities.www.frsb.org.uk 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.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 1 December 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising Standards Board launches public giving campaignlast_img read more

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Independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón freed after six years in jail

first_imgArévalo Padrón had been held since July 2002 at Ariza prison in the central province of Cienfuegos after four and a half years of being switched around various jails and several labour camps where he was forced to cut sugarcane. His wife Libertad said he had back and heart problems and also the bacterial disease leptospirosis.In October 2000, he qualified for early release, having served half his sentence, but was kept in prison because he had allegedly “failed to comply with a re-education programme.”The Cuban national constitution bans all private ownership of the media. Because they cannot publish in their own country, 100 or so independent journalists rely on Cuban exile groups in the United States to put out what they write, mostly on Internet websites, where they are picked up and reprinted in foreign publications. CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en Arévalo Padrón was sentenced on appeal on 28 November 1997 for “insulting” Castro and Lage by calling them “liars” on Radio Marti, the US government-funded station broadcasting from Florida. He had accused them of failing to keep promises about democratisation made as participants at the 1996 Ibero-American Summit.Pedro Castellanos, leader of the non-authorised Democracy Movement party, said Arévalo Padrón phoned him on 13 November to say he had been released that morning and given his official certificate of release without explanation. He said the journalist told him he would resume his writing as a member of the José Maceo independent news agency. October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release of independent Cuban journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón (photo) after six years in prison for “insulting” President Fidel Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage.It noted however that 29 other independent journalists were still held in Cuban jails, 26 of them arrested in March along with 50 other dissidents in an unprecedented crackdown and each sentenced to between 14 and 27 years in prison. “The release on 13 November of Arévalo Padrón, head of the former Línea Sur Press, has put an end to his family’s suffering,” the press freedom organisation said. “But he had to serve his full sentence, without any reduction. The authorities made him pay a heavy price for criticising them.” CubaAmericas Bernardo Arévalo Padrón was released from prison on 13 November after serving six years for “insulting” President Fidel Castro. However, 29 other journalists remain in jail and Cuba is still the world’s biggest prison for journalists. Organisation Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Follow the news on Cuba News News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News May 6, 2020 Find out more November 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón freed after six years in jail October 12, 2018 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more

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The Bell-Perkins

first_imgIndustrial Easirobe Enrober, can be used for chocolate, fondant, jams and jellies – in fact any type of product in a bakery, says the Leeds-based firm. Made entirely from stainless steel, it features an air pump to transport the product from the tank to the dual-curtain coating reservoir, where various attachments can be fitted to the blower, enabling coatings of the top or sides of product – or indeed both.last_img

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Murray says World Cup failure a reality check for West Indies

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Former West Indies vice-captain, Deryck Murray, believes the Caribbean side read too much into their performance against England in the five-match one-day series earlier this year, and it provided a false premise for unrealistic expectations at the World Cup.West Indies held the world number ones and World Cup favourites, England, to a 2-2 draw back in March, triggering widespread hope they could mount a serious challenge at the global showpiece in England.However, the Windies flattered to deceive, managing just two wins in nine outings in the tournament, to finish ninth in the 10-team standings – only above minnows Afghanistan playing in their first World Cup.“If we are realistic, just before the tournament, Bangladesh had beaten us in a tournament with Ireland, Afghanistan had beaten us fairly regularly,” Murray told the Mason and Guest cricket radio show here.“I think there was a bright spark in the tournament that we played with England and we forgot to look at the fact that England came almost on holiday – a little winter break. They were caught very complacent.“They played bad cricket rather than we played excellent cricket, although the result was excellent, and I think that buoyed our hopes that we could compete with the top boys.”West Indies opened their World Cup on May 31 with an impressive seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in Nottingham, further reinforcing their tag as one of the tournament’s dark horses.However, they then lost six of their next seven matches to be eliminated from contention for the semi-finals, wrapping up their failed campaign with a tense victory over Afghanistan.Murray, a member the Windies World Cup-winning sides of 1975 and 1979, said the Caribbean side’s results should not have been a surprise since it merely reflected their form in recent years.West Indies have gone without a one-day series victory for five years and won just 12 of their last 28 ODIs in the lead-up to the World Cup.“At the end of the day there were so many ‘ifs’. But the problem is with the ‘ifs’ – if this happens, you will win,” Murray contended.“You can’t just keep hoping that if something [happens], if the board had gone a little further, if this person didn’t drop a catch … but it was all very predictable over the form of the West Indies team that have been representing the colours of over the past few years.“That’s been the story of the day so why should we go into the highest tournament in the world and suddenly everything goes right.”The 76-year-old Murray, a former Cricket West Indies director, said the team faced several challenges heading into the tournament, which eventually proved impediments to performance.More importantly, he said a reality check was needed regarding the West Indies side and their ability to deliver consistent results.“We all knew team selection [could have been an issue] – we weren’t sure we had the best 15 players there. That was confirmed,” Murray contended.“We weren’t sure that the players were fit enough, we weren’t sure that the players were mentally prepared, we weren’t sure we had the right leadership – the coaching staff etcetera – and they were proved all right in the analysis.“We have to accept and temper our disappointment with the fact that reality stepped in and it’s a very good opportunity for us to say ‘look this is what the reality is, we are the number nine or number 10 team in the world, we have to do things a lot differently’.“It cannot be business as usual and hope that if we execute, or if we do this or if we do that, it will be alright on the day – that’s not going to happen. We need to change.”last_img read more

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European League Round-Up: Chelsea Stunned At Home, Marseille Extend Winning Start

first_imgHuddersfield Town produced another stunning result on the day when they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 away from home at Selhurst Park.Joel Ward put through his own goal in the 23rd minute to hand the newly promoted side a shocking lead, before record signing Mounie netted a brace to ensure Frank de Boer started his Premier League managerial career in the worst possible way.Manchester City defeated Premier League new boys Brighton and Hove 2-0 at the Amex Stadium, to ensure they avoided any unforeseen opening day drama. Sergio Aguero and an own goal from Lewis Dunk handed victory to Pep Guardiola’s men, who raced into second-place on the table. ENGLANDWatford and Liverpool battled out an exciting 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road in Saturday’s early kickoff, a game which produced a stunning six-goals, three apiece per half. The Reds would feel hard done by Miguel Britos’s added-time leveler for the Hornets, a contentious goal that denied them maximum points.Stefano Okaka put Watford ahead before Sadio Mane equalized with his first shot of the season. Abdoulaye Doucoure put Watford ahead going into the break. On resumption of the second half, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino leveled from the spot, after which club record signing Mohamed Salah put the Reds ahead for the first time on the day.Marco Silva’s blushes were saved late on when Britos scored a goal despite looking to have been in an offside position after the ball struck his arm, a strike which ensured the young Portuguese tactician’s reign at Watford wasn’t off to a losing start.Gary Cahill endured a miserable start to life as captain of Chelsea, as he was sent off in the 14th minute of a shocking 3-2 home defeat against Burnley.Chelsea, who became the second title holders to lose on the opening day of the season, finished with nine-men, after Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were both sent-off for silly challenges in each half, a real let off for the squad considering their senior player status.Sam Vokes netted a first-half brace added to Stephen Ward’s wonder-strike to ensure the visiting team went three-nil ahead into the break.Record signing Alvaro Morata pulled a goal back for Chelsea moments after coming on as a substitute before David Luiz finished with a precise left foot strike which proved too-little-too-late as the Blues find themselves in 16th-place ahead of next weekend’s London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. Activities from the Premier League and French Ligue 1 was action packed on Saturday, with the English champions Chelsea getting stunned at home by Burnley, while Marseille were lone goals winners away from home.center_img FRANCEOlympique Marseille moved into second-place thanks to a 1-0 away win over Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes. Lucas Ocampo netted the game winning strike in the 87th minute, even as OM managed to do the job on the night in the absence of star player Dimitri Payet who is side lined through injury.Bordeaux were 2-0 winners on the night at home to Metz, thanks to strikes in either half from Valentin Vada and Younousse Sankhare, condemning the away team to yet another league defeat.Goals from Enzo Crivelli and Thomas Mangani led Angers to a 2-0 away victory at new comers Amiens. It was a sweet win for Angers who flexed muscles against Amiens, and they will hope to extend this good form as the season progresses.RelatedBattling Blues Edge London Derby In Six-Goal ThrillerOctober 21, 2017In “England”Ligue 1 Review: Marseille And Monaco Share Spoils In Top 3 Fight As Lyon Suffer Shock Defeat At BordeauxJanuary 29, 2018In “Europe”Iheanacho Ressurects Leicester UCL Hopes, Vardy Hits EPL Century, Martial, Rashford Hit 20-Goal MarkJuly 4, 2020In “England”last_img read more

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Mbappe’s goal vs Peru has a unique relation with France’s 1998 World Cup win

first_imgKylian Mbappe continued to impress everyone and set records. After conquering the League 1 and grabbing eyeballs in the Champions League, the French forward has made his mark in Russia.The 19-year-old has now become the youngest ever Frenchman to score in a World Cup. His opportunistic goal against Peru also made him the 12th ever teenager overall to score in a World Cup. His sole goal helped France beat the Peruvians 1-0 and progress into the round of 16 and also knock the South American team out of the tournament in the process. He overtook David Trezeguet (20) to achieve the feat.The Paris Saint-Germain forward was also the first player to score for France in a World Cup, who was born after 1998 — the only time the French lifted the trophy.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEHe is now the fifth teenager overall to score a World Cup goal in the 21st century. Russia’s Dmitri Sychev (2002), Lionel Messi (2006), Julian Green (2014) and Divock Origi (2014) are the other four.Mbappe’s historic goal came in the 34th minute of the match came when Olivier Giroud’s shot took a deflection off a defender and looped over goalkeeper Pedro Gallese, the teenager was on hand to tap in a simple chance.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEFollowing that, Les Bleus failed to convert several other first-half chances and rarely threatened their opponents’ goal after the break, as they struggled for the second game running to justify their status as one of the pre-tournament favourites.The result leaves France on six points and Denmark and Australia on four and one respectively after their 1-1 draw earlier in the day.advertisementAlso read – World Cup 2018: Argentina stare at elimination; France, Croatia in last 16Peru have yet to win a point but they have won numerous hearts in Russia, thanks to their industrious style of play and the passion of their supporters, a remarkable 15,000 of whom made the journey to roar on their team in Yekaterinburg.They could have had even more to cheer, were it not for several near misses.Spotting goalkeeper Hugo Lloris off his line, Yoshimar Yotun tried an audacious shot from just inside the French half that went just over the bar as Peru unsettled their opponents in the early stages.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: France reach round of 16, Peru crash outLater in the first half, striker Paolo Guerrero outsmarted Samuel Umtiti in the penalty area but fired his shot at Lloris’s legs.After the break, Pedro Aquino hit the post and Andre Carrillo and Luis Advincula struck powerful shots over the bar, but all the Peruvian efforts were from long range.Also read – World Cup 2018: France coach demands improvement despite knockout progressHaving survived a nervous opening 10 minutes, France looked as though they might dominate the match, with Antoine Griezmann darting at Peru’s defence, Mbappe showing off his tricks and flicks, and full backs Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez pressing forward on the wings.But they were subdued in the second half, suffering frustration in the closing minutes when Blaise Matuidi shot just wide and Giroud had an effort blocked that ballooned over the top of the goal.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens beats Naomi Osaka, Kiki Bertens stuns Kerber

first_imgSloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens started their campaigns at the WTA Finals with victories on Monday.Stephens battled past Naomi Osaka 7-5 4-6 6-1 while Bertens stunned Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the opening matches of the Red Group.Bertens of the Netherlands was the last player to make it into the eight-woman tournament when world number one Simona Halep withdrew through injury.Earlier, a calm Stephens picked her shots to perfection to pull clear for a victory over Japan’s Naomi Osaka in a battle between the last two US Open champions.Stephens and Osaka are making their debuts at the season-ending event, and it was the American who opened Red Group action with a win built on the foundations of solid defence from the baseline and a devastating forehand when she attacked.”I just competed really well and never gave up,” Stephens said in a post-match interview. “I knew I would have to play some really good tennis to beat her, stayed tough and tried to stay as positive as I could and took my opportunities when they presented themselves.””I don’t really have any regrets”@Naomi_Osaka_ is already looking forward to her next @WTAFinalsSG match –> https://t.co/Y5H25ZMevX pic.twitter.com/eqQv3FIVCGWTA (@WTA) October 22, 2018After trading early breaks, the match settled down as the pair enjoyed more success on serve, until Stephens, content to adopt a patient approach from the baseline, broke again in the seventh game when Osaka made a slew of unforced errors.advertisementBut Osaka is not one to back down and the 21-year-old Japanese broke straight back to level the contest at 4-4, thanks to some sublime stroke-making aided by a couple of double-faults from her opponent.After a solid hold from Stephens, Osaka was struggling to contain her emotions as she found the net or went long with her increasingly erratic backhand and the American secured her third break of the match to move a game away from taking the set.TACTICAL SWITCHStephens was growing in confidence as Osaka battled her emotional demons and the American fittingly sealed the opener on her third set point, when the world number four sent another backhand into the net.Osaka changed her tactics at the start of the second set, finding success by drawing Stephens into the court and away from her baseline comfort zone to hold far more comfortably, but the American used her potent forehand to stay in touch.”She’s a great player and playing with a lot of confidence so I knew I had to battle”@SloaneStephens explains the secret to her @WTAFinalsSG win over Naomi Osaka. pic.twitter.com/K4XAoSSEtZWTA (@WTA) October 22, 2018Stephens looked the more composed at that stage, but Osaka dug deep and battled back from 15-40 to hold in the fifth game and came out on top of three breaks of serve to send the contest into a decider when the American double-faulted on set point.The world number six broke immediately at the start of the third set and after Osaka wasted a chance to level things up when she declined to challenge a call that would have been ruled in her favour, Stephens took command of the match.A pair of easy holds and an another break took her to 5-1, and the 2017 U.S. Open winner sealed the contest on her second match point when an anguished Osaka double-faulted for the fourth time in the match.”We played a really tough and competitive match so its always an honour to share the court with somebody that good,” Stephens added.BERTENS’S COME-FROM-BEHIND VICTORYFor the first time in the round-robin format, all four lower seeds won their opening round matches, as Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and Sloane Stephens all recorded victories in the first matches of the tournament over the first two days.”I’m really happy to get the win here today,” Bertens said on-court after the match. “It was a slow start but I was really happy to turn around this match. I had a little chat with my coach when it wasn’t going so well, so we decided to go a little bit more for my shots, play a little more aggressive and it worked out.” Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands celebrates after beating Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-4 (AP Photo)The victory is Bertens’ tour-leading 11th over a Top 10 player this season, but she needed to do it the hard way after losing the opening set in just about 30 minutes.advertisementKerber continued to build momentum early in the second set, and ultimately held a 6-1, 2-0 lead in the match before Bertens secured her first break of serve to level proceedings at 2-2.Each woman broke serve six times in the match, and the Dutch World No.9 overcame 12 double faults on her own delivery in the match to secure two key holds in the final [email protected] completes the comeback victory at the @WTAFinalsSG!Gets the win over Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-4! pic.twitter.com/qRomp8D8A9WTA (@WTA) October 22, 2018Bertens’ dug out of a 0-40 hole to snap a string of seven straight breaks in the decider – capping the game with one of her five aces for the match – and later sealed the victory with a forehand winner – her 25th finisher in the match overall.(With inputs from Reuters and WTA)last_img read more

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