Eve Appeal’s iPhone app to fundraise with the ‘kiss of life’

first_img Tagged with: app Digital iPhone  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 September 2011 | News Gynaecological cancer charity The Eve Appeal has created an iPhone app designed to raise funds and promote Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), which runs through September.The free app, a new venture for the charity, allows users to send a virtual kiss along with a message to their friends and family. Each kiss generates a £1 donation through reverse billing SMS. This approach was used because Apple still does not permit charity donations to be made through their usual in-app purchase system.Users can either take a photo of their kiss or choose one from a selection of cartoon kisses. Once a kiss has been photographed or selected, a message can be added and together both are sent to the recipient via email. The sender will also receive an email of thanks from The Eve Appeal with a link so that they can view their sent kiss on the campaign website.The Eve Appeal hopes to gain 7,500 kisses during the month, one for every woman who dies of gynaecological cancer in the UK every year. Kisses can also be sent via the website or by post.The app is available to download for free from Apple’s app store and iPhone users can also text “Eve” to 70800 to receive a direct download link to the app (texts cost 25p plus your standard network rate).www.gcam11.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eve Appeal’s iPhone app to fundraise with the ‘kiss of life’ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Refugee journalists are particularly vulnerable and need better protection

first_img_______________________________Copy of the letter sent by Reporters Without Borders to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres News Paris, 30 May 2012Urgent: Situation of asylum-seeking journalists in transit countriesDear High Commissioner,Reporters Without Borders, the leading international NGO defending freedom of information, is extremely concerned about the situation of journalists who apply to UNHCR for protection in the first country they reach after fleeing their own country.By providing information about the situation of their fellow citizens, by interviewing government opponents, and by drawing attention to human rights violations, corruption and misrule, journalists attract the hostility of regimes and influential groups that do not tolerate freely reported news and information.Because of their work, journalists are exposed to serious reprisals. Many are forced to flee abroad to escape physical violence, threats, arrests and arbitrary jail sentences. Journalists are easy to identify because they sign articles, appear on TV and speak on the radio. When they flee to a nearby country and register with UNHCR, they continue to be at the mercy of the regimes they are trying to escape because their names, faces and voices are known.This was seen when Eritrean journalist Jamal Osman Hamad was arrested in Khartoum on 24 October 2011, less than a week after Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki visited his Sudanese counterpart, and 300 Eritrean citizens were deported to their country of origin without UNHCR being able to examine their cases.Our concern increased when Rwandan journalist Charles Ingabire was gunned down in Kampala on 30 November 2011 in very unclear circumstances. Reporters Without Borders is convinced that an act of political revenge cannot be ruled out.It is clear that the Rwandan, Eritrean, Ethiopian and Iranian governments, like Somalia’s Al-Shabaab and Latin America’s drug traffickers, have an ability to do harm that reaches well beyond their own borders.It must however be recognized that, as things stand, there is no adequate mechanism for protecting asylum-seeking journalists (and other news providers), who are all, by the nature of their work, also human rights defenders. Reporters Without Borders would therefore to like propose that local UNHCR offices adopt the following dedicated procedures for the protection of journalists.Reporters Without Borders asks UNHCR to establish an alert mechanism with a designated referral officer within each of its local offices so that cases of persons who are in particular danger can be identified and handled more quickly. As Reporters Without Borders is in regular contact with journalists who have decided to flee abroad to safeguard their safety and freedom, and as it systematically conducts an investigation whenever it is contacted by a journalist seeking its protection, it is in a position to act as guarantor of the identity and background of journalists who approach UNHCR protection officers.Adequate safety measures must also be adopted for refugee journalists (and other human rights defenders) including a programme of urban shelters (away from the regular refugee camps), safehouses, and emergency alert and protection mechanisms. Reporters Without Borders has been helping refugee journalists for more than 20 years but, although we are in constant contact with them and give them advice and guidance, we do not have the human and financial resources to enable them to meet their daily needs, including their security needs.It is vital that journalists should have greater access to the emergency resettlement process and to the UN’s mechanism for temporary evacuation to a safe third country. UNHCR should work to obtain greater participation in these programmes by countries that can offer safe refuge.Reporters Without Borders also urges the United Nations to publicly acknowledge that its traditional protection procedure is not appropriate for threatened journalists and to ask member states to help to make up for the shortcomings. This would enable UNHCR to overcome the culpable inaction of certain western government that use the overall quota as an excuse for doing nothing, although more than 260 journalists have been killed in connection with their work in the past five years and 154 are currently detained.Our organization very much hopes that you will come out in favour of specific and more personalized treatment of resettlement requests by journalists and human rights defenders who are threatened in transit countries. We also hope that our recommendations will help to bring about a more general overhaul of UNHCR procedures.We stand ready to provide you with any additional information and to meet with you to discuss these recommendations further.Sincerely, Related documents RSF – Guide for journalists forced into exile 2012PDF – 1.06 MB300512 RSF – Letter to A. GuterresPDF – 174.53 KB Read and download the Guide on line Organisation Mr. António GuterresUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCRPO Box 2500CH-1211 Geneva 2Switzerlandcenter_img RSF_en Olivier BasilleDirector General Read in Chinese / 看中文On the eve of World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders is alerting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres to the need to provide refugee journalists with better protection and is publishing an updated version of its guide for journalists who are forced to flee into exile.Around 80 journalists fled abroad in 2011 to escape the fate reserved for them by governments hostile to freedom of information. The exodus is continuing this year. Dozens of Syrian, Iranian, Somali and Eritrean journalists have had to flee their countries in the past six months.Faced by the probability of imminent arrest, physical violence, harassment or even murder, these men and women have had to abandon family, friends and colleagues in a quest for greater security.Because of a lack of funds or because they departed in haste, they often end up being stranded in neighbouring countries that are accessible to refugees but also to the agents of the governments they are fleeing. As a result, their safety is far from being assured in these countries of initial refuge.Reporters Without Borders wrote to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Guterres on 30 May alerting him to the situation of refugee journalists in countries such as Turkey, Uganda and Kenya. Today, we are releasing the letter and the recommendations it contains.We call on UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, to establish an alert mechanism with a designated referral officer within each of its local offices so that cases involving refugee journalists and human rights activists can be identified and handled more quickly because they are particularly exposed to danger.We also urge the High Commissioner to ensure that refugee journalists and human rights activists get better access to appropriate individual protection, to the emergency resettlement process and to the UN’s mechanism for temporary evacuation to a safe third country.Finally, Reporters Without Borders is convinced that UN member states have a duty to help protect journalists who are forced to flee into exile because of their work. It therefore urges Guterres to publicly acknowledge that the UN’s traditional protection procedure is not appropriate for refugee journalists and human rights activists, who continue to be in danger in countries of initial refuge, and to urge member states to take the necessary action.The latest version of the Guide for journalists who flee into exile, which Reporters Without Borders first published in 2009, contains some 30 pages of advice for refugee journalists about UNHCR protection procedures and seeking asylum in Europe and North America. Journalists who have had to flee their country will find information, tips and contacts that will help to guide and assist them during the long and difficult process of starting a new life. June 19, 2012 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Refugee journalists are particularly vulnerable and need better protection Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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John and Pat Hume Foundation to be launched this week

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest A foundation in the name of former Nobel Peace Prize Winner, John Hume, and his wife Pat Hume, is to be launched later this week.The Hume Foundation will formally launch, including a new website on Friday in Belfast.The launch, led by Hume Foundation Chair, Professor Sean Farren, will take place virtually from the NIAVAC studio in BelfastThe John and Pat Hume Foundation will seek to advance non-violent and peaceful change-making for present and future generations in divided societies and support and inspire leadership for peaceful change at home and across the world through a series of outreach and support programmes.The Foundation’s Leadership and Board is composed of people, from diverse backgrounds and communities, who bring experience and a range of different viewpoints to the organisation’s work.Speakers at the online event will include Professor Sean Farren, Dawn Purvis, Sara Canning and John Hume Jnr.The website humefoundation.org can be visited on Friday, following the launch. Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – November 9, 2020 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+center_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic John and Pat Hume Foundation to be launched this week Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleAppeal reissued over fire on church groundsNext articleEfforts to end deadlock in Brexit negotiations continue today News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Physician- Pediatrician (Reynolds Memorial Hospital) -133

first_imgWest Virginia University Medicine at Reynolds Memorial Hospitalseeks a pediatrician physician. The successful candidate will beexpected to practice in Glendale, WV.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas ofgeneral pediatrics and will provide comprehensive patient care topatients and establish preventive health practices for patients.Also, treats or delegates treatment of all patients and refers themfor appropriate care.Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain a WV medical license.Successful candidate must have completed a Pediatric residencyprogram. Successful candidates must be board certified / eligiblein Pediatrics. Candidates who are not board certified / boardeligible and who possess extraordinary ability and demonstratedtrack record may be considered at the discretion of the ChiefExecutive Officer. All qualifications must be met by the time ofappointment.Glen Dale is a small town in the Wheeling metropolitan area whereyou can experience the arts, entertainment, and many outdooractivities. It is also within close driving distance of Pittsburgh,PA, Columbus, OH, and Morgantown, WV, the location of our flagshipteaching hospital, Ruby Memorial Hospital.Reynolds is a nonprofit, acute-care community hospital located inGlen Dale, WV. We are governed by a 13-member volunteer board ofdirectors and licensed for 90-beds including a 24 bed psychiatricunit and 9 bed labor and deliver unit. Memorial Hospital islicensed by the WV State Health Department and is accredited by theJoint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Thehospital is a member of the Voluntary Hospital Association, Inc.,the American Hospital Association and the WV HospitalAssociation.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of eleven member hospitals and five hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.For additional questions or to apply, please contact Kari Roupe [email protected] Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

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Colombia Trains Partner Nations in Advanced Combat

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo August 02, 2016 Colombian Army officers trained 18 members of three partner nation armies in irregular combat, survival, intelligence, and human rights during the First International Advanced Combat Course (ACC) in Colombia. The training will help students increase their operational capabilities during security missions. A total of 114 cadets from Colombia and 18 from other Latin American countries –including 16 from the Dominican Republic, one from Peru, and one from Panama – participated in the first ACC. The training took place from March 21st through June 14th at the José María Córdova Military Cadet School (ESMIC, for its Spanish acronym) at the Tolemaida Military Base. The ACC consisted of “training and education, encouraging responsible leadership among [the students] in decision-making when undertaking small-unit combat operations, as well as teamwork in the realm of national security and defense,” Colonel Faustino Almonte, director of Plans, Operations and Training for the Dominican Army, told Diálogo. “The goal of the instruction is to increase capabilities in both regular and irregular tactical combat operations.” After eight weeks of intensive training, a closing ceremony featured the attendance of Dominican and Colombian Army authorities. The Colombian Army has entrusted the ESMIC with the responsibility of training and developing its members to take on distinct war-time or peace-time scenarios, with the goal of sharing the institution’s strengths with the world. The ACC is a mandatory prerequisite to advance to the rank of Second Lieutenant. At the end of the training, students who came in first in the overall rankings in each area received commendations such as the Fighting Spirit Award. Colombian Second Lieutenant Yina Paola Montenegro Villanueva was distinguished as the only woman to participate in the course. Maj. Gen. Matos said that “this is the first time Dominican Army members and cadets are being trained by another Latin American country, and it is also the first time since 1844 that they are being trained at a sister military academy. Today, in an unprecedented event, the first class of cadets – a class that had the privilege of receiving instruction in the ACC – is graduating from the Batalla de las Carreras Military Academy,” according to a May 21st ESMIC press release. Experienced Colombian officers taught participants the best irregular combat techniques including: signaling military ground targets, air assault, command station, lessons learned, urban combat, irregular combat maneuvers, communications, water combat survival, military geography, intelligence, health, and mines and explosive devices. At the same time, students participated in workshops on human rights and on the use of satellite navigation Global Positions Systems (GPS). The teamwork of Colombia’s different military units became evident during the ACC’s physical training exercises. The Air Force, Special Forces, School of Human Rights, Marine Corps, Ranger School, and School of Noncommissioned Officers lent their support to the joint exercises and shared knowledge with the students according to each partof the program. “This exchange was requested by the Commander General of the Domincan Army, Major General José Eugenio Matos de la Cruz,” Col. Almonte said. The exchange was a result of agreements reached at the Conference of American Armies, which took place in Bogotá in November 2015. “We are very thankful and we know it will be of great benefit for our Officers and Cadets,” Col. Almonte added. The cadets and the second lieutenant, all between the ages of 20 and 24, were selected after undergoing rigorous trust and ability tests. “This importance of this interesting Advanced Combat Course is the enrichment of tactical knowledge in a doctrine that is different than ours, specifically, the professionalism that the Colombian National Army has acquired from its experience and rigorous training,” said Col. Almonte. “The cadets will share their experience with their compatriots.” The cooperative relationship between the armies of the two countries is one of permanent solidarity. “We bind our armies eternally; we aspire to create a connection that lasts forever and is a model of brotherhood and permanent solidarity,” said Maj. Gen. Matos during the graduation ceremony. “Two military institutions created paths of friendship and mutual cooperation, paths of solid and unbreakable bonds.” Daniel Pou, an associate researcher at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute in the Dominican Republic, said, “It is a good thing that Dominican cadets are beginning to learn experiences that are different than the traditional ones they have always had. We hope that this training is more consistent with the holistic view of the focus of what we call defense.”last_img read more

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Aberdeen University puts marine monitoring PhD on offer

first_imgAberdeen University has opened a call for applications for the PhD studentship that will explore the influence of marine renewable energy developments on the behavior of animals at high tidal flow sites.The project brings together a team of ecologists, engineers, industry and government advisors as supervisors, providing an opportunity for a student keen to explore environmental impact research topics while participating in real-world issues faced by the marine renewables industry.The research topic covered in this project will focus on understanding how important mobile species such as fish, seabirds and marine mammals use highly energetic site.On offer to the student is a wide range of unique data layers, both physical and ecological, that allow the exploration of how the physical environment modifies the tidal flow to generate tidal features, noise and sediment dynamics and how this potentially influences fish, seabirds and marine mammals, according to the University of Aberdeen.The detailed understanding from this PhD will be used to inform techniques for monitoring at three scales of marine renewable developments, including device, array, and region.The research is expected to provide advice towards the ecologically sustainable development of marine renewable energy and, potentially, to inform regulations internationally at renewable development sites situated worldwide.The PhD student would be based in Scotland, and during the course of studies, would have the opportunity to study at the University of Aberdeen, University of the Highlands and Islands (SAMS-UHI) and have a placement at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.The deadline for applications to the PhD studentship is set for June 16, 2017. Cardinal buoy at Billia Croo (Photo: EMEC)last_img read more

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