World Vision Announces Its 24 Hour Famine Campaign for 2008

first_img Howard Lake | 16 October 2007 | News World Vision has announced the date for its annual ’24 Hour Famine’ as 14-16 March 2008.The 2008 campaign, which aims to raise funds for street children in Chennai, India, encourages young people across the UK to be sponsored to go without something important to them for one day.Now in its 22nd year, the 24 Hour Famine event has helped to raise over £20 million for various projects around the world. Advertisement World Vision Announces Its 24 Hour Famine Campaign for 2008  21 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 MoreAddThiscenter_img To get involved in the 24 Hour Famine log onto or text FAMINE to 81222. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or [email protected] Tagged with: Events 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.last_img read more

TCU Rhino Initiative Club plans screening, giveaways for World Rhino Day

first_imgExperts share strategies for sustainability during the holidays World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter ReddIt Students stand next to an anesthetized white rhino after assisting with a dehorning procedure in South Africa led by Dr. William Fowlds. Many of the students on the 2019 trip later helped found the TCU Rhino Initiative Club. (Courtesy: Dr. Michael Slattery) Environmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwide Facebook Linkedin Twitter Camilla Price TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Previous articleDemand for mental health services increases amid COVID-19Next articleWhat we’re reading: Hurricane Sally causes record floods, Big Ten Conference proceeds with football season Camilla Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Camilla Price + posts Camilla Price Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Camilla Price printThe TCU Rhino Initiative Club will celebrate World Rhino Day on Sept. 22 with screenings and activities to raise awareness of the rhinoceros poaching crisis.Collaborating with The Crew, the club will screen the short film, “Sides of a Horn,” which covers the rhino poaching crisis, at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium. The first 30 documentary watchers will receive free tickets to the Fort Worth Zoo.From 5-6:30 p.m., the club will also be tabling with educational materials and merchandise in the Campus Commons and outside the auditorium and will feature free rides on a mechanical bull with a rhino horn attached. The first 30 bull riders will receive free kits with a rhino stuffed animal, socks and animal crackers.The club was founded by students who participated in the TCU Rhino Initiative in South Africa, led by Dr. Michael Slattery, a professor of environmental science. Slattery launched the initiative in 2014 to give students the opportunity to study abroad in South Africa and learn about the country’s wildlife and humanitarian challenges with a focus on rhinos.He said he always wanted to do something in South Africa, where he grew up, in part because he has felt guilty about never returning to his home. “I always wanted to try and find a way to give back,” said Slattery. “And when this opportunity came along, to start this initiative with funding from TCU, it seemed like a kind of natural fit for me.”Every summer, Slattery takes a group of students to Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where they spend time with local communities and with renowned veterinarian Dr. William Fowlds.“The initial goal was really kind of narrow around the study abroad,” Slattery said. “It’s accomplished a lot more than that in that we’ve been able to raise awareness and raise funding because wildlife conservation is expensive.”The club has raised funds for rhino conservation by selling merchandise and through registrations for its annual 5K Rhino Run, which will take place in March.Specifically, it has provided funds for rhino management procedures, drones and anti-poaching patrol units in Amakhala, along with awareness initiatives and community programs that bring local schoolchildren into the reserve.“I look at rhinos in a similar way I suppose to forests in that one thing we have to do as quickly as we can protect as many as we can.”Dr. Michael SlatteryThree or more rhinos are poached every day in Africa for their horns, which are valued in Asia as a status symbol and for use in traditional medicine, according to the International Rhino Foundation.While rhinos are not keystone species with a disproportionate effect on the health of the ecosystems where they live, they still change their habitat by browsing or grazing to keep vegetation trimmed back. They have defense mechanisms to protect themselves from other animals, but Slattery said “they’re essentially defenseless against human beings.” Amakhala is home to white and black rhinos, the latter of which are critically endangered, with just over 5,000 individuals remaining.A female Sumatran rhino named Ratu, right, is seen with her newly-born calf at Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indonesia, Monday, June 25, 2012. Ratu, a highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, gave birth to the calf Saturday in western Indonesia, a forestry official said. It is only the fifth known birth in captivity for the species in 123 years. (AP Photo)Students leading the wayAfter traveling to South Africa in the summer of 2019, a group of TCU students came back with a mission: saving rhinos from extinction.Katie Lawton, a senior environmental science major and president of the Rhino Initiative Club, has always loved animals but said her personal experience with rhinos led to a special connection.“I think the biggest takeaway that most of us got from the trip was just the emotional aspect of it … I’ve always cared about endangered species, but until you actually go there and you see what’s happening, and we got to actually put our hands on a rhino as it was being dehorned, and that’s something you can’t really replace,” she said.Read more: TCU students can prevent deforestation from palm oilJulie Miler, a junior marketing and film double major who serves as the public relations coordinator for the club, said no trip affected her more than her study abroad in South Africa, where she was able to see the direct results of the donations. “Well, I got to see the buildings, like the anti-poaching unit that was labeled right on it, ‘Sponsored by TCU,’ and the military-grade drone that they use to watch over the park and try and protect their animals from poachers,” she said.Miler said the experience changed everyone’s perspectives so much that they wanted to keep doing conservation work after leaving South Africa.Moving forward, though, Lawton and Miler said the club will expand beyond rhinos.“You can make a difference wherever you are, and I think that’s just the main thing I want to let [students] know, like how they can make a difference for global wildlife, not just rhinos but species in general in their day-to-day lives,” Lawton said.Miler said the club welcomes students who are passionate about all species. “We want to help all animals, we’re all conservationists at heart,” Miller said.More information can be found on the TCU Rhino Initiative Instagram page. Camilla Price ReddIt I’m a junior studying biology and journalism, and I believe everyone can make a difference for wildlife. I wear pink, bleed purple and live green. Ask me about okapi and let me know your ideas for making TCU greener. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebooklast_img read more

Video: An Attitude of Gratitude

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Community News Community News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Sermons and Lessons Video: An Attitude of Gratitude Delivered by DR. WILLIAM WASHINGTON, TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 4:45 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  This sermon was delivered by Dr. William Washington, SVP of Student Affairs at Trinity Int. University on Sunday October 28, 2012 at Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena. Dr. William Washington serves as senior vice president for student affairs at Trinity International University (TIU) and dean of students at Trinity College, overseeing and providing strategic direction for all aspects of student life at the university. This past year he was honored with an endowed chair – The William O. Washington Chair of Student Leadership.Lake Avenue Church, 393 North Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

first_img WhatsApp TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 13, 2021 Previous articlePermian ISDs receive $978 million in oil, gas property taxesCounties receive $334 millionNext articleWhy eggs are an important first food for children Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Local News Twitter Twitter Pinterest Two Midlanders were charged Wednesday afternoon with two federal misdemeanors in connection to the Capitol riots a week ago. Jenny Louise Cudd and Eliel Rosa were each charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry, a class A misdemeanor, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, a class B misdemeanor. The two were seen by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Griffin on Wednesday afternoon at the Texas Western District Court in Midland. Cudd and Rosa were each arrested by the FBI early that morning. Cudd and Rosa were each given a Personal Recognizance Bond for the two federal misdemeanors and less than an hour after being charged they walked out of the front door of the courthouse. Members of the local media asked Cudd and Rosa questions, but neither answered. Cudd smiled and waved as the car that was being operated by Rosa drove out of the visitor’s parking lot of the courthouse. The class A misdemeanor would carry up to a year in federal prison, up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year of supervised release plus a $25 assessment. The class B misdemeanor would be up to six months in federal prison and up to a $5,000 fine plus a $25 assessment. Cudd and Rosa each spoke to Griffin throughout court proceedings. Cudd’s attorneys attended the initial appearance via Zoom. The attorneys representing Cudd were Donald H. Flanary III from San Antonio and Marina Medvin from Alexandria, Va. Rosa didn’t have legal representation as he detailed to Judge Griffin that he hasn’t had a job since he moved to the United States four and a half years ago. Rosa said he came to the United States seeking asylum from Brazil. Judge Griffin told Cudd and Rosa that they will both have another hearing next Thursday via Zoom with a judge in the District of Columbia. Cudd and Rosa were each given a probable cause affidavit but Judge Griffin said that the document has been sealed by a judge in the District of Columbia and that he wants that judge to release the information. Cudd spoke with the Odessa American on Jan. 7 after video and pictures surfaced of the former Midland mayoral candidate in the Capitol Building. Cudd told the Odessa American during that interview that she followed a couple people going up the stairs and there was a door that was open that people were going in and that’s how she got inside. Cudd was also asked by the Odessa American if she was worried about the FBI to which she replied she wasn’t “because I know I didn’t break the law,” Cudd said. “I know there are plenty of people in Midland and Odessa that have already turned me in to the FBI. When the FBI calls, I will talk to them.” In the week that followed the Capitol riots, Cudd deleted her personal and mayoral Facebook accounts.last_img read more

Rathmullen facilities expected to open ahead of bathing season

first_img Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – April 11, 2018 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Rathmullen facilities expected to open ahead of bathing seasoncenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s anticipated that new toilets and changing facilities in Rathmullen will be open to the public ahead of this year’s bathing season.The facilities are currently in the final phase of construction but bad weather resulted in a delay of work being carried out.The roof is now complete, windows and plumbing are installed with painting and finishes currently on-going.Cllr. Liam Blaney says while it’s positive that a conclusion is in sight, the community deserve a more definite date as to when the facilities will open:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleMore funding needed for work in Ballyliffin ahead of Irish OpenNext articleBill Clinton’s been given the freedom of the city of Belfast News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterestlast_img read more

PBSO Deputy Hospitalized After Being Pinned During Stop

first_imgA deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is in the hospital, after a suspect hit him with a vehicle during an investigation in Lake Worth on Thursday.According to reports, the undercover deputy was struck during a stop.Deputies were notified just before 1 p.m. about a suspicious maroon Dodge Pickup truck around the area of Military Trail and Purdy Lane. The driver sped away when they tried to stop him.About an hour later, the undercover deputy noticed the same vehicle near Greengate Circle. That deputy commanded the three suspects to exit the vehicle.The driver complied, although the passenger moved to the driver’s side, put the truck in reverse and then hit the gas, pinning the deputy between his patrol vehicle and the suspect’s truck. The suspect then continued until he hit a fence and fled on foot.He was later arrested nearby, along with two others.PBSO says the deputy was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, and his injuries are non-life threatening.last_img

UW blows off steam in Game 2

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoAfter dropping the first half of their doubleheader Sunday afternoon against Purdue (24-26-1, 4-5), the Wisconsin softball team (21-13, 3-5) was able to bounce back in Game 2 and come out even for the day against the Boilermakers. UW’s offensive attack was shut out until the last frame of Game 1, when Badger bats rallied for three runs off of Purdue ace Brooke Baker. But Baker was able to hold her ground and came away with the complete-game 4-3 win. The inning wasn’t all for naught, however, as UW took the momentum into its second matchup with the Boilers and pounded out five runs in the first three innings. The Badgers held on to win the second game 6-5.Initially it looked like Wisconsin was going to pick up right where they left off in Game 2, as Joey Daniels led off the game with a walk. But Purdue hurler Ashley DiDomenico got out of the inning with a little help from right-fielder Jenna Alexander, whose acrobatic catch robbed Katie Hnatyk of an RBI double.Purdue got on the board in a hurry in their half of the first, notching two runs against Wisconsin hurler Eden Brock, but designated hitter Ricci Robben kept the Badger hits coming with a double to lead off the second. After an Alexis Garcia strikeout, second baseman Theresa Boruta slapped a single up the middle to plate Robben.Wisconsin would keep the offense rolling in the third, beginning with consecutive singles from Daniels and Polito. This prompted Purdue head coach Kim Maher to yank DiDomenico in favor of Game 1 starter Brooke Baker. Hnatyk’s sacrifice bunt off Baker moved runners to second and third, and a squeeze play from Vasquez coupled with a throwing error brought in the second and third runs of the day gave UW the 3-2 lead. Wisconsin would add two more runs in the frame, capitalizing on three errors committed by the shaky Purdue defense.UW seemed to have Baker’s number in the inning, but it wasn’t just good fortune that turned the tide in Bucky’s favor.”We picked their changeup,” head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “So we knew when the changeup was coming with a runner at third. That’s why the squeeze play worked when it did.”With a two-run cushion, Brock was able to cruise through the next four innings, allowing just one run in the fourth when Purdue catcher Erika Peterson reached on a walk and came around to score on an Ashley Barr double.In the top of the seventh, Wisconsin added its sixth and final run, which would prove to be crucial insurance come the bottom half of the inning. Polito slapped an opposite-field leadoff single and was moved over by two sacrifice bunts from Hnatyk and Vasquez. Robben then singled-in Polito for her fourth hit of the day.Brock returned to the circle to try to seal a Wisconsin victory, but she was on a short leash. After Barr and Katie Mitchell led off with consecutive singles, Brock was pulled in favor of hard-throwing lefty Leah Vanevenhoven, who pitched two-and-one-third innings in relief of Letty Olivarez in Game 1. The lefty-lefty matchup would typically favor Vanevenhoven — who has been a late-inning specialist for UW all season — but Hall was able to collect her fourth hit of the game against Vanevenhoven on a single to left. After facing just one hitter, Vanevenhoven gave way to Olivarez, who entered with two on and nobody out. In what could have been a nightmare situation to be thrown into as a freshman pitcher, Olivarez got shortstop Candace Curtis to line out to Boruta, who then doubled-off Hall at first to give the Badgers two quick outs. After allowing an RBI single to Kelsey Haupert to make things interesting, Olivarez got Jenna Alexander to pop out, earning herself a save and Wisconsin the 6-5 victory.”I just wanted to pick up both Leah and Eden and just go out there and be relaxed,” Olivarez said of her inning in relief. “I knew it was okay if one scored because we still had another run up, but I just didn’t want them to come back.” Earlier in the day, the Boilers got another strong pitching performance from Baker in Game 1. The senior from Schererville, Ind., held UW to three runs on seven hits to pick up the win in her 29th complete game of the season.Katie Mitchell’s two-run shot in the fifth inning put Purdue up 3-0, and propelled them to a Game-1 win. Alicia Spack’s RBI single in the seventh inning turned out to be the deciding run, and Baker held off a furious Wisconsin rally in their final at-bat to come out with the win. In a game that was more one-sided than the box score indicated, the lack of execution left a sour taste in coach Schulte’s mouth.”It was too little, too late in the first game,” Schulte said. “We just didn’t start hitting, but we really gave up an extra run. We should not have given up the fourth run. We had an error, a hit, and a changeup that sat high, and that was their three runs. Every mistake we made they capitalized on.”last_img read more

Dominant pass rush, more fast reactions from SU’s 51-21 win over UConn

first_imgSyracuse (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) overwhelmed Connecticut (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic), 51-21, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Racing out to an early 21-0 lead, it seemed SU would bag UConn without a thought, but a quick strike touchdown from the Huskies and tackling troubles let UConn hang around. Despite 430 yards of offense and 10 more first downs, what felt like a blowout for SU was at halftime a comfortable, if not precarious, 31-14 game.But Eric Dungey, the pass rush and Sean Riley pulled SU away in the second half for the win that pushes the Orange to 4-0 for the first time since 1991.Here are three reactions from the game.Pass rush hourSyracuse’s pass rush feasted on Saturday. From the opening snap to the end of the game, the defensive line lived in UConn’s backfield, led by Alton Robinson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRobinson dominated, racking up three sacks for 15 yards and five total tackles. Even when Robinson wasn’t burying UConn quarterback David Pindell in the turf, he was consistently beating his man around the edge and forcing Pindell out of the pocket and putting hits on him when he felt brave enough to stand in it.Robinson’s most impressive sack came in the second quarter in a 41-14 game. UConn started a drive at its 10-yard line. Pindell took a shotgun snap and one step into his drop, Robinson, flying off the right edge unblocked, leveled the quarterback for a six-yard loss.Joining Robinson’s sack party were Kendall Coleman, Antwan Cordy and Kielan Whitner with one sack each. Coleman also shot off the right edge early in the third quarter to decimate a UConn sweep play for a loss.By game’s end Syracuse totaled 31 sack yards and three other hits on Pindell.The Eric Dungey showAt halftime, Eric Dungey had accounted for 238 of Syracuse 430 yards. The senior signal caller came out on a mission after sitting out a majority of last week’s win over Florida State.In the first quarter, he accounted for all three of Syracuse’s touchdowns, including two rushing touchdowns. The latter of the two was a nine-yard keeper up the middle that featured Dungey dragging multiple defenders into the end zone with him.In complete command throughout the game, Dungey picked apart the Huskies. He drew the UConn line offsides midway through the second quarter and floated a ball to Taj Harris running into a soft spot of the defense. Two plays later, Dungey galloped to the three. The ensuing play was a three-yard sneak that earned SU a first down but not a touchdown.The next play, Dungey bulldozed his way in.Redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito relieved Dungey in the fourth quarter after the senior went 21-for-27 for 286 yards and two touchdowns, plus 16 carries for 77 yards and three touchdowns. On Saturday, Dungey wouldn’t be denied.Enter return manFor the first 30 minutes of the game, Sean Riley terrorized Connecticut’s kick coverage teams. In the first half, he averaged 30 yards per kick or punt return. Then, he got serious.With 10:35 remaining in the third quarter, and Syracuse leading 31-14, the game hit a lull. SU’s offense stalled and UConn wasn’t showing a sign of life. From their 21, UConn punted away. Riley reeled in the punt on his own 31-yard line, near the right sideline. He immediately stepped left toward the middle of the field and took off. Sixty nine yards later, Riley cruised into the end zone for his first punt return touchdown of the season. In the fourth quarter, the game was hitting a similar dull spot. Syracuse had the game in control and was inching up the field. After crossing midfield, Dungey found Riley on a crossing route before the junior burst toward the sideline and curled upfield away from the reaches of his defenders. The 49-yard touchdown reception was the second touchdown catch of Riley’s career, and it finally killed any doubts being sown about who would win Saturday. Published on September 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more