Aspinall Foundation sells wild animal ring tones

first_img Howard Lake | 29 October 2008 | News 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Trading Aspinall Foundation sells wild animal ring tones Animal charity the Aspinall Foundation is selling a range of wild animal noises as ring tones to raise funds.It recorded the sounds at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks with the assistance of Advanced Telecom Services and Summersdale Productions. The noises include that made by a Diana monkey, a guinea baboon, an African elephant, an African hunting dog and a Malaysian tapir.The cost of downloading each ring tone is £1.50www.totallywild.netlast_img read more

NYC resistance report: LGBTQ Pride for the people

first_imgWorkers World Party delegation at NYC Pride March June 25.New York — The LGBTQ Pride Parade in this city exists to celebrate and advance the fight for LGBTQ liberation. That is why we fight against corporatization of the march and against police being in Pride.But on June 24, this year’s Pride, the corporations and the police continued their attempt to co-opt and pink-wash the movement, while repressing young Black and Brown LGBTQ folks. Heritage of Pride, the group that organizes Pride, continues to work with the New York Police Department, the same NYPD that has never stopped harassing, beating and killing LGBTQ folks. This year HOP added several more repressive components to the parade.First, HOP changed the course of the route, ending the march on 30th Street, and cut off the last three blocks on Christopher Street that are filled with Black and Brown LGBTQ youth every year! Also, HOP restricted the number of individuals in a contingent to 200 members and added the requirement that everyone in the parade had to have a wristband — a disgusting marker they wanted specially oppressed people to wear.All these measures were to allow HOP to test how to control Pride next year, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. It was a test run before further restricting Pride in order to maximize tourist profits.Workers World Party wasn’t going to let this go by unchallenged. WWP, along with the People’s Power Assembly, joined the Reclaim Pride Coalition, and raised the issue of support for Black Lives Matter and for abolition of police and ICE in the coalition. Reclaim Pride original members include the NYC Democratic Socialists Queer Caucus, ACT UP New York, and Rise and Resist.As many people gathered at the Reclaim Pride resistance contingent meeting spot, some were engaging in a separate action, an anti-wristband march. Individuals in the coalition planned to march into the meeting area with no wristbands.Minutes before this march was to take place, HOP rescinded its wristband requirements — only for the resistance coalition. However, barricades were still set up at the entrance for the coalition. HOP members planned to check individuals for which group they were with before letting people into the march. However, they could still have lied to people about needing wristbands.After achieving the victory of pushing HOP back, Reclaim Pride people still wanted “no wristbands” for everyone in the parade, so the anti-wristband action went forward. Marchers arrived chanting, raising the energy of everyone gathered there, and then the resisters took apart and moved the barricades! Because of this action, hundreds of people were able to move into the waiting area with no need for wristbands.Large, diverse WWP contingent promotes resistanceOur Reclaim Pride contingent was made up of WWP comrades, members of PPA and NYC Shut It Down, dancers and their friends. Signs connected LGBTQ liberation, sex workers’ rights, the im/migration struggle, Black Lives Matter, and the abolition of police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In particular, signs honored Roxana Hernández, a Black trans woman from Honduras who died in ICE custody. A Black Lives Matter banner featured a rainbow Pride flag with the addition of the colors black and brown. The Workers World Party banner read: “Queer As In/ Fuck The Pol(ICE)/Black and Brown Trans Lives Matter.”The contingent entered the parade with our banners flying and signs held high, accompanied by the young Black dancers of Left Our Mark who have been part of WWP Pride contingents for the past two years. An accompanying van blared music that could be heard a block away. Marchers distributed over a thousand Workers World newspapers, along with hundreds of flyers for the PPA July 13 rally in memory of Sandra Bland. She was the young African-American woman who died in police custody in 2015, sparking the #SayHerName movement.Contingent marchers assisted Black and Brown youth who wanted to join us in jumping the barricades — right in front of the cops. As the dancers entered a routine, or as the militant banners passed by, loud cheers erupted. The contingent size grew to over 400 people, predominantly Black and Brown youth. We were a moving dance party set to the rhythm of liberation! We were creating a true Pride parade!Pride is not for the corporations. It is not for the police to tell LGBTQ people where, when and how we can celebrate. Everyone should be allowed into Pride to join the fight to abolish the police, abolish ICE and achieve LGBTQ liberation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Police attacked and injured by Derry flag protestors

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – January 22, 2013 Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+ Police in Derry have been attacked with bottles and missiles during overnight disturbances with one officer suffering injuries.Last evening Police issued a number of warnings over a 30 minute period to flag protesters who were blocking roads and obstructing traffic in the Glendermott Road area of Derry.Police say a number of protesters then attacked them and between 20-30 bottles and other missiles were thrownThree juvenile males have been arrested. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img WhatsApp Police attacked and injured by Derry flag protestors Previous articlePARC describes Kerry Council’s drink drive motion as ridiculousNext articleJim McGuinness working with Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

8.5 hour interview was “not exceptional” Donegal sergeant tells tribunal

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – September 26, 2017 Twitter Homepage BannerNews A garda sergeant has denied it was ‘exceptional’ to interview a garda whistleblower’s partner for 8 and a half hours.Sgt Brigid McGowan was speaking at the Disclosure’s Tribunal – which is currently focusing on garda whistleblower Keith Harrison.Sgt Brigid McGowan was present in October 2013 when a Marissa Simms gave a statement about her partner – garda whistleblower – Keith Harrison at Letterkenny Garda Station.The sgt described Ms Simms as nervous in her demeanour and said she was professional, credible and intelligent.The Sgt told the tribunal Ms Simms made serious allegations about her relationship with her partner Garda Harrison and she felt for her.The Sgt felt Garda Harrison’s behaviour was controlling and referred the matter to the HSE over concerns about Ms Simms two children.She denied that it was exceptional to interview the garda’s partner – Ms Simms – for 8 and half hours.And the sgt denied that she led Ms Simms during questioning by using suggestive words like ‘controlling’ and ‘obsessive’.Ms Simms subsequently withdrew her statement three months later.She is scheduled to give evidence to the Tribunal this afternoon. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook 8.5 hour interview was “not exceptional” Donegal sergeant tells tribunal WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleTrillick progress to Tyrone semi finals: Nigel Seaney ReactionNext article19 people waiting for a bed at LUH News Highland Google+last_img read more

Love tosses 4 TD passes; Utah State beats BYU again, 45-20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love threw for a career-high four touchdowns and ran for another and Utah State beat BYU 45-20 Friday night, the Aggies’ first back-to-back wins in the 88-game series since 1973-74.The Aggies, who opened their season with a 38-31 loss at then-No. 11 Michigan State, are 4-1 for the first time since 2012 and have scored 30-plus points in their first five games for the first time.The Aggies won 40-24 last season with the Cougars committing seven turnovers. Friday night, Utah State scored first on Tipa Galeai’s 56-yard interception return and went up 21-0 on Love’s 6-yard score to Ron’quavion Tarver six plays after a BYU fumble. Another BYU fumble led to a fourth-quarter touchdown.Love threw for only 165 yards on 18-of-28 passing with his four TD passes going for 6 yards or less. His second TD pass to Tarver, a 4-yarder with 4:55 remaining in the third quarter, made it 35-7.Darwin Thompson rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries.BYU (3-3) had only 39 yards on the ground. Tanner Mangum was 27-of-46 passing for 270 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Written by Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars/Football/Jordan Love/Utah State Aggies October 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Love tosses 4 TD passes; Utah State beats BYU again, 45-20last_img read more

News story: Intellectual property clinics

first_img none currently scheduled The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is holding free regular IP legal clinics in Newport. The IP clinics are hosted by an IP Attorney who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).The IP clinics are for individuals and businesses seeking legal advice on patents, trade marks and designs. If you require more general help and support with intellectual property please visit our IP for Business tools.What will you get?You can discuss your ideas or problems in confidence with an IP Attorney for 30 minutes at no cost. An Examiner from the IPO will also take part in the clinic to help give an understanding of the IPO´s requirements.How to registerFor help and information on IP matters or to make an appointment, please call our Information Centre on 0300 300 2000 or email us to discuss your requirements.Venue Date Intellectual Property Office Concept House Cardiff Road Newport South Wales NP10 8QQ United Kingdom Please see our events calendar for other dates.Other IP clinicsPlease note that this clinic is based in Newport, South Wales.Other IP clinics are held regularly across the UK which may be more convenient. For more information please see CIPA and CITMA.For further non legal IP support in your area, locate your nearest Patlib or Business and IP Centre.last_img read more

A New Performing Arts Center Is Coming To NYC’s World Trade Center Area

first_imgIt’s been 15 long years since 9/11, as New York City continues to rebuild its World Trade Center area. The construction of the One World Trade Center, aka The Freedom Tower, was completed in November of 2014, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum officially opened back in 2011. There’s still one component from the area that has yet to be finished: the Ron O. Perelman Performing Arts Center.At the onset of construction plans, a Performing Arts Center was an intriguing idea that struggled to move forward. Marred by false starts and redesigns, it seemed the building would never come to fruition. That has all changed now, according to a report by NY Curbed, as the building is set to open as a performing arts space in the year 2020.It was the design firm REX that won the design competition for the new Performing Arts Center, mixing classical elements with a modern touch. You can see the design plans in this video, below.The building is a slightly-off-center box shape, which uses thinly-cut marble (it’s so thin that it’s translucent) on the exterior. Not only that, but the marble will be pulled from the same quarry that supplied the Jefferson Memorial and the Supreme Court Building – making it an instant landmark for that historical reason alone. The marble is then housed between two pieces of glass, both insulating the building and protecting the material from corrosion.Inside, the flexible nature of the room will allow for many different types of concert settings. According to Curbed, “the production level’s three performance spaces and seven movable acoustic walls will allow for 11 different configurations that will house everything from intimate shows sans microphones to rock concerts attended by 1,200 people.”The new building is set for a 2020 release date, and the design team is already optimistic that the new building will soon become one of the premiere performance spaces in the world. We can’t wait for this beautiful landmark to grace New York City and the World Trade Center.last_img read more

New York Declares July 18, 2018, “Billy Joel Day” Ahead Of Billy Joel’s Landmark 100th Show At MSG

first_imgOn Wednesday night, Billy Joel performed his 100th show at the legendary New York City venue, Madison Square Garden. During the landmark performance at the “World’s Most Famous Arena”, Joel invited out another music legend, Bruce Springsteen, who lent a hand on takes of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Born To Run”.After debuting at the famed venue on December 14th, 1978, Billy Joel has become a staple of Madison Square Garden, consistently selling out the 20,000-person venue as part of his concert residency started in 2014, which finds the singer performing at least one show a month at MSG as long as there is continuing demand for his shows. During Wednesday night’s show, a banner commemorating Joel’s 100th show was raised up to the rafters, with the iconic musician and his family, crew, and fans celebrating the stunning achievement.However, Wednesday night’s show was not the only time that Billy Joel was honored for his landmark achievement. Rather, earlier on July 18th, the State of New York proclaimed the day “Billy Joel Day,” with the venue and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hosting a special press conference for the declaration.In addition to words from Governor Cuomo, the executive chairman and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company, James Dolan, also shared his thoughts during the daytime event, offering, “What Billy Joel has accomplished will quite possibly never be accomplished again by anyone in any of our lifetimes.” These kind words came ahead of Dolan announcing a public exhibit dedicated to Billy Joel, which will serve as a “fitting reminder of all you continue to mean to the Garden, to New York, and to music.”During the ceremony, Billy Joel also shared his thoughts on the special recognition, emphasizing his New York roots and declaring that “I’m from New York. I was born in the Bronx, I grew up in Long Island, so this is my venue,” as he gestured to his surroundings. He also gave his heartfelt thanks to the friends and fans gathered for the ceremony, which included high-profile guests like actor Chazz Palminteri, making for a fitting celebration before Joel took the stage for his 100th show later in the evening.You can watch a video recapping Billy Joel’s press conference on “Billy Joel Day” and the Piano Man’s 100th show at Madison Square Garden below.last_img read more

The Radcliffe Institute celebrates Black History Month

first_imgThe late great Zora Neale Hurston belted out a juke joint song called “Halimufack”: You may leave and go to Halimufack, but my slow drag will bring you back.Hurston’s singing was just one of many offerings at the Radcliffe Institute’s celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 23. In her tinny voice—Hurston was a better storyteller than singer—the author whom Daphne Brooks, R.I. ’11, called “Sonic Zora,” sang to an audience of Radcliffe fellows, faculty, and staff in the Radcliffe Gymnasium. Brooks, whose book Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures—from Minstrelsy through the New Millennium, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press, provided the recording, which Hurston made in the late 1930s when she was collecting songs for the Work Projects Administration in Florida.The celebration, organized by the institute’s human resources staff, also featured Radcliffe fellows Angela Aards, the William Bentinck-Smith Fellow, and Gene Andrew Jarrett, the Walter Jackson Bate Fellow. Jarrett described his work on the biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906), the first professional African-American writer, and Ards read an excerpt from the Schlesinger Library’s Black Women Oral History Project.Ruth Hill, who coordinated the oral history project, which ran from 1976 to 1981, described the massive undertaking. Seventy-two black women from all over the United States—in fields such as education, government, the arts, business, medicine, law, and social work—were interviewed and their stories recorded, transcribed, and published in 10 volumes, now available at the Schlesinger and other libraries.An audio clip from the Black Women Oral History Project, accompanied by a slide show, featured the “Black Rosies,” who worked alongside white women in factories during World War II. One of the black women factory workers reported, “In the choice of jobs, the women would naturally get the hardest jobs, the white and the black. But then there would be degrees of hardness. The lightest hard job would go to the white women; the hardest and the dirtiest jobs would go to the black women.”Closing out the event, Jarrett read a poem by Dunbar called “Ode to Ethiopia,” published in 1890, in which the poet reflects on a past of slavery and suffering and looks ahead to better times.Sad days were those—ah, sad indeed!But through the land the fruitful seedOf better times was growing.The plant of freedom upward sprung,And spread its leaves so fresh and young—Its blossoms now are blowing.If you’d like to learn more about Gene Andrew Jarrett’s work, come to his lecture, titled “In Search of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Parents: Rethinking African American Genealogy, History, and Biography,” next Wednesday (March 2) at 4 p.m. in the Radcliffe Gym.last_img read more

World Cup wisdom

first_imgThe world’s biggest lottery took place on Friday, but nobody won a giant check. Instead, the 32 national soccer teams that qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next summer were divided into eight groups of four for the first round during a glitzy, televised ceremony in a Brazilian coastal town. To the dismay of American soccer fans, the U.S. team landed in the “group of death,” which most experts agree contains the toughest opponents in the preliminary round. The United States will face soccer juggernauts Germany and Portugal as well as a strong team from Ghana.In the run-up to the event, which will be held June 12 through July 13 at various locations in Brazil, the organizers have faced construction delays, violent protests, and, most recently, the collapse of a massive crane that destroyed part of a stadium in São Paulo. Judith Grant Long is associate professor of urban planning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Her current book project, “Olympic Urbanism: From Rome to Rio,” analyzes the oft-heard argument that the Olympics are a catalyst for urban redevelopment. For the project, she conducted archival and field research in 15 host cities, from Rome in 1960 to Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Long spoke with Gazette reporter Colleen Walsh about the impact that hosting such a large-scale international event can have, the benefits it leaves behind, and the social issues that can accompany it:GAZETTE: How do you think protests might affect the event this summer?LONG: Given the recent protests around the Confederations Cup in June, this is a critical issue facing World Cup organizers in Brazil. It is interesting to witness how protests against mega-events appear to be gaining traction in Brazil more than they have recently in other countries that have hosted either the Olympic Games or the World Cup. I suspect this will turn out to be an important moment in the history of global mega-events, because two trends are intersecting in Brazil: On the one hand, there is the increasing cost and scale of these mega-events, which raises red flags among prospective hosts. On the other hand, there is an emerging middle class in Brazil with increasing economic and political mobility, and a keen interest in social equity issues. Taken together, these trends may lay the groundwork for a degree of social protest against mega-events that has not been seen before.GAZETTE: How do you think the country will react if Brazil gets knocked out of the tournament in an early round?LONG: That’s an important issue. For those visiting from outside of Brazil, the success of the event is largely colored by the carnival atmosphere, and the success of their favorite team. For Brazilians, the progress of their team through the tournament will be very important in determining how they view the cost of the event. If Brazil wins the World Cup, then the sting of the billions of dollars spent will be far less felt. If Brazil is eliminated in the early rounds, one might expect a very different opinion about public spending on the stadiums. Their success in the tournament will also affect the level of social protest, I expect, in that there will be less broad public support for protests that interrupt the event in any way if the Brazilian team is winning.GAZETTE: What are the types of specific benefits associated with hosting such a large-scale sporting event in a country like Brazil?LONG: There are three main benefit categories. First, there are economic benefits, which include the creation of new jobs and taxes, as well as foreign trade and branding strategies. Second, there are urban redevelopment benefits that organizers hope will arise in the form of new private investment in the areas surrounding each stadium. Third, there are what academics like to call “psycho-social” benefits, which I call the “feel good” effects. Brazilians are proud to be hosting the World Cup, which is a source of civic pride. Brazil is featured on the world stage for the duration of the event, which contributes to the city’s image, particularly if the tournament is run successfully. Finally, since soccer is Brazil’s national sport, the provision of new stadiums across the country is intended to increase access to the sport, at both amateur and elite levels, which in turn seeks to deliver local social and health benefits.GAZETTE: Some reports estimate the cost of this World Cup at more than $3 billion. Do the costs of preparing to host such big sporting events outweigh the events’ economic and social rewards?LONG: Any analysis that looks solely at economic benefits, relative to the price tag of these mega-events, is unlikely to show that the benefits exceed the costs. For this reason, mega-events are typically positioned in a way that talks about other kinds of benefits, be they urban redevelopment, which includes the stadiums and the infrastructure, as well as the branding, civic pride, city image, and other kinds of intangible benefits. For example, my research tracks how there are political advantages to packaging mega-events within larger city building projects because urban redevelopment benefits take a long time to materialize, and are hard to track. As a result, many politicians who approve mega-event construction projects based on a larger urban redevelopment scheme can be relatively confident that they will not be in office at the time that the urban outcomes can be measured in a meaningful way. So overall — given that the economic benefits rarely pencil out — the fact that cities and countries continue to show interest in hosting mega-events suggests that these other kinds of benefits and political rationales are really the key motivations. These are the topics that researchers need to study to better guide prospective hosts as they plan for and deliver mega-events.GAZETTE: Officials recently announced that some of the stadiums are going to miss their completion deadlines. Do you think there is a chance that some of the stadiums won’t be ready in time for the event?LONG: Brazil is a wonderful country with a long and colorful history of just-in-time-delivery in its large-scale construction efforts. It is not unanticipated or surprising to anyone who follows these projects to find that Brazil is a little late in meeting construction deadlines at this point in the cycle. In fact, one need only go back as far as the 2007 Pan Am Games in Brazil to see a similar flurry of last-minute concerns, and modifications to construction projects as a result. Not that Brazil is the only country to reveal these kinds of delays, of course. My bet is that in the best Brazilian tradition, the necessary infrastructures will be sufficiently complete and the stadiums ready for play by the time the World Cup opens next June.last_img read more