Christian Aid goes forth and multiplies

first_imgChristian Aid goes forth and multiplies More than seven million people get involved in Christian Aid Week each year including 350,000 volunteers who take part in door-to-door collections.One example used in this year’s campaign is chickens: they provide eggs as food and income but also reproduce to create more chickens, all of which help people to be self-sufficient and reduce their reliance on aid.Jeff Dale, Head of Marketing at Christian Aid said: “We wanted to move away from the traditional images which, while often shocking, have become generic and lost impact.“Humour is an effective way of grabbing attention particularly amongst many people who might otherwise just look away. The communication may be funny but the message is a serious one about the best way to combat global poverty.”The campaign was created by advertising agency Campbell Doyle Dye and will run on television, radio, press and online.The television ads were made by the production company Godman and directed by Tim Kirkby, the same team that produced the BBC spoof science series ‘Look Around You’.The ads follow a similar style to the programmes with a series of ‘scientific’ experiments comparing things that multiply and things that don’t.The print ads use a simple strip of graphics to illustrate that the money collected during Christian Aid Week is invested in things that multiply. One of the print ads features the strapline: ‘We go forth and multiply.’The strapline ‘You add, we multiply’ along with chicken examples is also used as part of an integrated campaign in church materials, on the charity’s website, on the Christian Aid Week red envelopes for donations, and it will be used in millions of direct marketing messages after Christian Aid Week.The Christian Aid Week website includes an amusing interactive virtual Big Cow Farm which illustrates the benefits that one cow can bring a family. Howard Lake | 16 May 2005 | News 34 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 Tagged with: Individual giving Christian Aid’s new advertising campaign for this year’s Christian Aid Week aims to challenge the traditional style of Third World charity advertising.Under the strapline ‘You add, we multiply’, the advertising campaign uses humour, handwritten typeface, child-like illustrations and soft colours to engage audiences. Christian Aid is aiming to demonstrate that it invests donations in long-term solutions to poverty rather than just short-term handouts.Christian Aid Week is the charity’s major annual fundraising drive and runs from 15 to 21 May 2005. Last year, £14.7 million was raised during the week to support the charity’s work in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. Advertisement 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

Authorities urged to respect new constitution

first_imgNews Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution The trial of a total of 20 Al-Jazeera journalists – 16 Egyptians and four foreigners – for “broadcasting false information” was announced by the Egyptian prosecutor-general’s office on 29 January.The Egyptian journalists are also accused of membership of a “terrorist organization” and “undermining national unity and social peace” while the four foreigners – two Britons, an Australian and a Dutch citizen – are accused of “collaborating with the Egyptians by providing them with money, equipment and information (…) and broadcasting false reports designed to give the impression to the outside world that there was a civil war.”Three of the 20 are currently detained. They are Peter Greste (who is Australian), Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Adel Fahmy (who has Canadian and Egyptian dual citizenship) and Baher Mohamed (who is Egyptian). They have been held since their arrest in Cairo on 29 December. The trial, which is due to continue tomorrow, began on 20 February.The authorities are also holding a fourth Al-Jazeera employee, Abdallah Al-Shami. He was arrested on 14 August. Al-Jazeera launched an international campaign for the release of its four detained journalists on 27 February.Journalists were meanwhile targeted by both police and demonstrators while covering demonstrations on 25 January marking the third anniversary of the start of the uprising that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak regime. Some journalists were injured and a dozen were briefly detained. Trial by military court offers none of the procedural guarantees of due process and does not comply with Egypt’s international obligations.In an interpretation of article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which says that “everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law,” the UN Human Rights Committee said that trials of civilians before military courts violate this article unless they are “exceptional” in nature.This interpretation (General Comment No. 32) went on to define “exceptional” as meaning “limited to cases where the State party can show that resorting to such trials is necessary and justified by objective and serious reasons, and where with regard to the specific class of individuals and offences at issue the regular civilian courts are unable to undertake the trials.”Aside from the fact that there have been no objective grounds for using military courts, these trials have also failed to satisfy the need to be “equitable, impartial and independent,” cited in this General Comment. So they have not complied with article 14 of the Covenant.In an interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (to which Egypt is a party), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights said that military courts should “under no circumstances” have jurisdiction over civilians.Torture and mistreatment in detentionArticle 52 of the new constitution explicitly forbids torture, while article 55 says detention must respect human dignity. Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights forbid torture and any form of treatment or punishment that is cruel, inhuman or degrading. Egypt is also a signatory of the Convention against Torture.Nonetheless, there have been reports of frequent use of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and even torture. The victims have included Abdallah Al-Shami, the Al-Jazeera reporter held since 14 August, Islam Al-Kelhi of Al-Wadi, arrested on 25 January, and Ahmed Jamal Ziyada, a photographer for the Al-Yaqeen news network who was arrested while covering protests at Al-Azhar University on 28 December. Receive email alerts Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Military court proceedings According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, at least 20 news providers are currently being held arbitrarily. They include employees of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV and the news website Rassd. Some of the detainees are foreign citizens. Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more Nonetheless, ever since President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on 3 July 2013, the transitional government has persecuted journalists working for media directly or indirectly affiliated with Morsi’s Moslem Brotherhood, which has been banned as a “terrorist organization” since 25 December. The persecution has continued despite the new constitution’s adoption in January. Arrests, detention, trials on trumped-up charges – the authorities flout the constitutional guarantees enshrined in article 71 and stop at nothing to silence those who refuse to relay the government’s propaganda. News RSF_en to go furthercenter_img Civilians continued to be tried before military courts. A Cairo military court sentenced Hatem Abou el-Nour, a journalist with the Egyptian daily Al-Watan, to a year in prison on 30 October. Arrested on 25 August, he was accused of passing himself off as a military officer during phone interviews with organizations not linked to the army in order to get information for his stories.A military court in the northeastern city of Ismailia passed a six-month suspended jail sentence on 3 November on Mohamed Sabry, a freelance journalist who was arrested on 4 January 2013 while taking photos of a military zone in the North Sinai city of Rafah.Sabry, who was taking the photos for a story about a military ban on buying land in the area along Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip, was released after a few days but his trial was repeatedly postponed.On 5 October, an Ismailia military court imposed a six-month suspended jail sentence and fine of 200 Egyptian pounds (30 dollars) on Ahmad Abu Deraa, a correspondent for the Cairo daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, who was arrested in El-Arish, in North Sinai, on 4 September after writing several articles about the army’s operations in Sinai. He was held until his trial.More recently, a military court began trying Rassd news website journalists Amro Al-Qazzaz and Islam Al-Homsi on 24 February on charges of divulging confidential information and insulting Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The judge refused to allow them to be defended by a lawyer at the first hearing. Follow the news on Egypt News News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 1, 2021 Find out more On the eve of the second hearing tomorrow in the Cairo trial of 20 Al-Jazeera journalists, Reporters Without Borders urges the new transitional government led by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to comply with the principles enshrined in the new constitution and with Egypt’s international obligations.RWB deplores the government’s continuing violations of the fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed and protected in the new constitution, although more than a month has passed since its adoption.Freedom of expression and informationThe new constitution contains some fairly encouraging improvements in the protection of freedom of information. It guarantees freedom of expression and opinion, (article 65), press freedom (article 70) and media independence (article 72). Article 71 bans censorship and prison sentences for media offences. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa March 4, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to respect new constitution January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

USU Football’s Dominik Eberle Named As one of Three Groza Stars of the Week

first_img Written by Tags: Coaches Poll/Dominik Eberle/Germany/Hawaii/Lou Groza Award/The Associated Press October 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Football’s Dominik Eberle Named As one of Three Groza Stars of the Week FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State football placekicker Dominik Eberle was named as one of three Lou Groza Award “Stars of the Week” as confirmed by the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sports Commission.The 6-2 junior German national made field goals of 34, 28, 27 and 18 yards as well as all seven of his PAT’s as the Aggies decimated New Mexico 61-19 Saturday.His 19 points in the game commemorate the second time in his collegiate career at Logan he has done so.The Aggies, who are #18 in The Associated Press poll and #20 in the coaches poll, continue their season Saturday at Hawaii. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Into the Woods Star James Corden & Stephen Colbert Geek Out About Sondhemi

first_img View Comments Into the Woods star and Tony winner James Corden stopped by the Colbert Report to talk to the fellow Sondheim alum about his latest film, “our Shakespeare” Stephen Sondheim and going back-to-back this Spring as CBS’ new late-night team. Corden refers to the Into the Woods composer as “the greatest living composer and lyricist in the world,” and Colbert reminds the Brit that “He’s our Shakespeare. He’s an American. Your Shakespeare has been dead for a long time.” After more gushing, the duo signs off with a Christmas song, complete with impromptu and impeccable harmonies. Check it out below!last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, April 30, 2014:•11 a.m. Jeffrey L. McGuire Jr., 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective muffler.•1 p.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:45 p.m. Officers took a report of found credit card in the 1100 block N. C, Wellington.•3:02 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, criminal damage to property and criminal possession of a firearm by a a known suspect felon in the 200 block S. B, Wellington.•3:30 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was detained and referred to juvenile court.•4:01 p.m. Clifford L. Barney, 45, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic battery, criminal damage to property and criminal possession of a firearm.•4:54 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vacuum in the 200 block W. 12th, Wellington.•4:59 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to residence and vehicle in the 800 block Homestead Dr., Wellington.•6:03 p.m. Officers took a courtesy report in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington involving a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Gary L. Irey, Wellington.•7:47 p.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect(s) in the 600 block N. C, Wellington.•8:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by residence in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd hero O’Shea says Solskjaer the right man in charge

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero O’Shea says Solskjaer the right man in chargeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender John O’Shea says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man in charge.United have lost two of their opening six Premier League matches and are now preparing for the visit of Arsenal on Monday. “The club has spoken recently about sticking behind Ole and having a plan in place,” O’Shea told Sky Sports.”It’s going to take time but Ole and the staff will know that they are going to need to get results along the way. They cannot let performances drop too low. They have to maintain standards.”Everyone at the club has to look in the mirror and ask whether they are doing the best for the players and the coaching staff.”It’s a work in progress. The success is not there on the pitch at the moment so people are naturally looking more at the off-the-field issues. The people in power must want the best for the club and it will hurt them looking across the city at what other teams close by are doing.”They need to have trust in the people they have put in place. It can turn around quite quickly if you get things right in the transfer windows.” last_img read more

Citigroup 4Q Earnings Snapshot

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) _ Citigroup Inc. (C) on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.31 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.The bank, based in New York, said it had earnings of $1.64 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were $1.61 per share.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.55 per share.The U.S. bank posted revenue of $23.98 billion in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $17.12 billion, falling short of Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $17.48 billion.Citigroup shares have increased nearly 9 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed almost 4 per cent. The stock has fallen 26 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on C at Associated Presslast_img read more

CBSA launches proceedings examining LNG module antidumping tariffs

first_imgThe CBSA says that the proceeding was launched after Woodfibre LNG, a potential importer of those components filed an application with the CBSA.The CBSA says that the proceeding should be concluded by November 23rd at the latest. OTTAWA, O.N. – The Canada Border Services Agency announced on Thursday morning that it is launching a scope proceeding to look at whether fabricated steel LNG modules made in China and South Korea can be exempted from anti-dumping tariffs announced last year by the federal government.Last April, the federal government announced that anti-dumping tariffs would be applied to fabricated structural steel and plate-work components from China, South Korea, and Spain. Chinese components are also subject to countervailing duties. The components listed on the CBSA’s website as being subjected to the duties include those for use in oil and gas extraction, mining extraction, industrial power generation facilities, petrochemical plants, cement plants, fertilizer plants, and industrial metal smelters.The scope proceeding is being conducted in order to establish whether or not liquefied natural gas modules are subject to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s injury finding issued on May 25, 2017, concerning the dumping of certain fabricated industrial structural components from China and South Korea, and the subsidizing of those components from China.last_img read more

City cancels evacuation alert for Sewage Lagoons

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has rescinded the evacuation alert for the City’s South Sewage Lagoons.The alert was issued on October 10 as a precautionary measure due to the proximity of the area to the Peace River Regional District Evacuation Orders.The Peace River Regional District also downgraded some areas of the Old Fort from an evacuation order to an evacuation alert. The majority of the community remains under an evacuation order.last_img