YEARNING for an unusual extra-curricular hobby to brighten up your working week? Addicted to adrenaline? The Capitalist might have chanced upon just the thing for more adventurous City types.Ian Barbour is best known for his position as director of financial printing group Millnet, where he runs the financial document services operations. Yet he’s just been nominated for a new and rather different role – as a board member of the British Bobsleigh Association (BBA).Barbour, you see, is a keen enthusiast of all the various perilous methods man has devised to throw himself down an icy track – from luge (feet-first, one-man bobsleighs) to skeleton (the same, but going headfirst) and regular two- or four-man bobsleighs. If his nomination to the board is approved at the BBA’s next general meeting, he’ll be tasked with encouraging membership of the association, and what better place to start than the City?There’s already a small and growing base of bobsleigh devotees in the Square Mile – this column has previously featured the escapades of the likes of Bird & Bird’s Alistair Crellin and Richard Pavry at Jupiter – and Barbour would like there to be a lot more.MIND OVER MATTERTo Sotheby’s on New Bond Street on Monday evening for a private dinner and auction hosted by Krug champagne, where some of the sharpest minds in the business, political, art and entertainment worlds were auctioned off for charity.Those “up for sale” included Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis (who fetched £5,000); PR and advertising doyen Lord Tim Bell (£6,000); designer Anya Hindmarch, and departing Marks and Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose (£7,000 apiece); chef Marco Pierre White (£8,000); and Lord Mandelson, actor Kevin Spacey and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (all for £9,000).Among the moneyed guests attending the dinner was one David Ross, the flamboyant co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, who shelled out his cash to pick the brains of both Mason and Mandelson. After Ross’ high-profile resignation from Carphone a few years ago – when he admitted using his shareholdings as security on hefty personal loans without notifying the board – perhaps he’s looking for some snippets of sage advice from Mandy, the “comeback king” of politics?MORNING GLORYGreg Dyke, former BBC director-general and chair of the British Film Council, was at the Hospital Club last night for a Penfolds Vintage Years event designed to inspire budding entrepreneurs.Dyke picked as his “vintage year” 1991 – the year he became chief executive of London Weekend Television, which he described as “full of intrigue, risk, drama [and] great comradeship”, and during which he tripled the share price to £3.But he was equally happy to chat afterwards about the trickier years of his career – and how they relate to the problems encountered at the moment by ITV’s flailing revamped Daybreak show.“When I first joined TV-am back in the Eighties, it had no money, no viewers, the chief executive had resigned and most of the presenters had as well,” Dyke said.“Daybreak is emphatically not in that position – and they should be grateful they’re not there. What I’ve learnt is that there comes a moment when you hit rock bottom and it stops – and then it’s crunch time, that’s when they’ve got to grasp the bull by the horns.?There’s no secret to it… it’s just hard graft.”Sage advice indeed for much-hyped presenters Christine Bleakley (right) and Adrian Chiles, who this week were hit by the latest drop in their viewing figures to just 530,000.PUB CRAWLA handy guide for those who’ve made it something of a life mission to discover the finest drinking holes the Square Mile has to offer: an enterprising chap, John Coates, has put together an alternative Tube map-style diagram of all the pubs in the area.According to the map, available online at JJM Designs, there are no less than 124 boozers in the Square Mile – from the taverns of Fleet Street up to the Butcher’s Hook and Cleaver and the Rising Sun towards the Barbican, over to the George and the cosy nooks of Liverpool Street, to the old-school charmers of the Bank and Monument area, including the Ship and the Lamb Taverns.Happy crawling!COMIC TIMINGPing! In comes an email courtesy of Julia Streets, founder of the eponymous financial services marketing and communications agency, to flag up an event in aid of Children in Crisis on 16 November.The event itself is a one-off date of working mother, columnist and author Mrs Moneypenny’s sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show, but Streets herself, I note, is also performing as a stand-up comedienne.Digging deeper, it appears Streets, adviser to the likes of Chi-X and Instinet – is something of an established name in the comedy world, having also performed at the Fringe in the past in Edinburgh and Henley on Thames. Her show, Streets in the City, is an observational take on corporate life – though she insists no clients “have been harmed in the making of the show”. The Capitalist bets they’ll be watching nervously, in any case. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 People prefer to be asked to donate in ways that avoid talking to a fundraiser Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics 65 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Howard Lake | 25 March 2014 | News People prefer to be asked to donate to charity in ways that don’t involve interaction with a fundraiser, according to research published this week by nfpSynergy. They also think that the most direct fundraising approaches are the least effective.The latest edition of the research consultancy’s Charity Awareness Monitor of 1,000 people shows that more than half of people find doorstep and telephone fundraising “very annoying”, along with more than a third for street fundraising.Annoyance levels decrease as the fundraiser becomes less involved and the ask is delivered by printed materials, broadcast media or digitally.While a third of people are upset at text giving requests, levels drop to 23 per cent for DM, through to 20 per cent for email, while a the bottom end of the scale, only around one in ten people find adverts, and online and broadcast ads “very annoying”.There was a neat correlation between how annoying people found a method of fundraising, and how effective they thought it was. Generally speaking, if they didn’t like it, they perceived it to be ineffective. Doorstep, telephone, text giving and street fundraising were rated as the least effective forms of fundraising, while radio adverts, cash collections, newspaper adverts and online advertising were rated as most effective.People also prefer to be asked to donate via methods that don’t require a talking to a fundraiser. DRTV comes top of the list (32 per cent) followed by cash collections (28 per cent) and newspaper adverts (18 per cent).Methods that involved interaction with an actual fundraiser came in way down. Only one in 100 prefers to be asked on the phone, two per cent on the door and 10 per cent on the street. And text giving fares equally badly, with only one in 50 people saying the prefer to receive SMS donation requests.Having said that, when asked a different question – whether they were “happy” to be asked via a particular method – the results were not so clearcut. Perhaps counter-intuitively, 28 per cent of people were “happy” to be approached by a street fundraiser, even thought 36 per cent found this “very annoying”. People were least happy to be approached via email, direct mail or via a newspaper advert.A fifth of people said there were preferred not to be asked for money via any fundraising method.Volunteer cash collections were, as ever, popular and seen as effective. 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.
Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case October 27, 2020 Find out more EritreaAfrica Reports January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision EritreaAfrica The time that Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaac has spent in a jail in Eritrea, without a trial and without any visits from his family or lawyers, today reached 3,000 days.“It is a disgrace that he remains in prison and it is remarkable that the Swedish government does not try harder to get him released,” said Jesper Bengtsson, president of the Swedish section of Reporters Without Borders, and Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard. “Sweden should urge the European Union to put more pressure on the Eritrean authorities in the course of negotiating the new aid agreement.”Dawit was arrested in Asmara on 23 September 2001 for defending the freedom of speech of the Eritrean people in the independent newspaper Setit, which he cofounded in 1997. No one from outside the prison system has seen Dawit during the past eight years and the Eritrean government has released no information about him or his state of health. Dawit is the only prisoner of conscience with EU citizenship. A seminar was held in the European Parliament yesterday about the Dawit case and the situation in Eritrea. Four Swedish Members of the European Parliament, Belgian MEP Louis Michel, Dawit’s brother, Esayas Isaac, and others discussed the fact that the EU is about to give 115 million euros in aid to a country that has detained thousands of people without trial. Dawit will be honoured with a silent demonstration outside the Stockholm city hall at 4:30 p.m. today. The Swedish Journalist Union will hand out information to participants but no speeches will be made in order not to disturb the Nobel Prize awards ceremony taking place inside the city hall.Despite having a much smaller population, Eritrea has as many journalists in prison as China and was ranked last in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation Follow the news on Eritrea April 14, 2021 Find out more Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? News Receive email alerts News News December 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Dawit Isaac still in prison after more than eight years
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NewsLocal NewsLimerick city men detained after explosive findBy admin – February 8, 2013 464 TWO brothers have been arrested and questioned, along with another man, in connection with an explosives find in Tipperary last week. The arrests were made last Thursday when members of the Special Detective Unit intercepted a car carrying the three men with a number of rocket-launchers and other explosives outside Cahir in Tipperary.Gardai, who intercepted the car, made the arrests as part of an ongoing investigation into dissident Republican activity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleResidents oppose siting of Limerick youth centreNext articleFatal crash claims life of young man admin Advertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email The three men are aged in their 30s and the gardai took possession of two cars and number of explosive type items and they are now all subject to technical and ballistic examinations.The men, from Limerick city, are being detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act at Clonmel and Cahir Garda Stations. Print WhatsApp
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Abcnews.com(ATLANTA) — Two Georgia parents are facing fines and prison time for allegedly giving their 15-year-old son marijuana to treat his seizure disorder, authorities said.Suzeanna and Matthew Brill of Macon were arrested in April on reckless conduct charges after an investigation by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services determined the pair had allowed their son, David, to smoke marijuana to deal with the seizures, Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum said in a press conference Thursday.The couple began giving their son marijuana in February, Steve Sadow, who is representing the family pro bono, told ABC News.“That was the last ditch effort. They had tried all the medical treatments and pharmaceuticals recommended or prescribed,” Sadow said.The marijuana helped David go 71 days without a seizure, Sadow said. After authorities visited their home, David’s parents stopped giving him the drug, the lawyer added.But less than 12 hours later, David suffered one of the worst seizures he had ever had, Sadow said.The teen was removed from his parents’ home and is now in a group home. While there — and without access to marijuana — he has continued to suffer seizures, Sadow said.Marijuana is illegal in Georgia, but the use of cannabis oil to treat seizures is legal. Obtaining cannabis oil legally there, however, is nearly impossible, Sadow said. It’s difficult to obtain the medical marijuana card needed to possess it legally and purchasing it can be prosecuted as a crime, he explained.Mitchum, meanwhile, defended his deputy’s decision to arrest the parents and remove the teen from the home.“I think [the deputy] would have been negligent, having stood there and heard what he heard in person himself had he not acted,” Mitchum said. “Somebody has got to stand up for this child.”But Sadow said his clients had tried every conventional method of treating their son’s seizures before turning to marijuana; they were acting with their son’s best interests in mind, he said.“Being separated from their son is difficult on so many levels,” Sadow said. “First, there is the child’s well-being in general and because of the seizures he suffers … then there is their criminal status.”The Brills were released on bond. There is a June 14 hearing in juvenile court that could determine whether David is allowed to return to them, Sadow said.The reckless conduct charges the Brills face could bring up to a year in a prison and $1,000 in fines if the district attorney chooses to pursue the charges, Sadow said.The Twiggs County District Attorney’s office told ABC News they do not comment on pending cases.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Calls for Service: 1378 Daily Average: 197July 9, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 185 Stops: 24 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 12 Fire and 12 EMS callsBurglary, 800 block Central Ave., at 11:55amAccident, 5th St. & West Ave., at 4:18pmAccident, 200 block E. Atlantic Blvd., at 4:59pmTheft, 1000 block Central Ave., at 9:44pmAccident, 800 block Ocean Ave., at 10:40pmJuly 10, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 177 Stops: 30 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 9 EMS callsAccident, 14th St. & Wesley Ave., at 10:31amAccident, 1600 block Haven Ave., at 3:33pmTheft, 1100 block Wesley Ave., at 4:37pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 6:54pmAccident, 800 block 2nd St., at 8:39pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 9:20pmJuly 11, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 229Stops: 53 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 34 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 12 EMS callsTheft, 400 block Atlantic Ave., at 12:06pmAccident, 3700 block Pembroke La., at 1:15pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 2:50pmAccident, 1600 block Haven Ave., at 4:40pmAccident, 36th St. & Asbury Ave., at 5:56pmWarrant, 3500 block West Ave., one in custody, at 10:39pmJuly 12, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 196 Stops: 41 Accidents: 5 Property Checks: 43 Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 17 fire and 17 EMS callsTheft, 1800 block Central Ave., at 6:06amTheft, 1200 block Haven Ave., at 7:42amTheft, 1700 block Haven Ave., at 9:48amAccident, 5th St. & Asbury Ave., at 12:04pmTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 1:05pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 2:33pmAccident, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 2:42pmAccident, 1500 block Boardwalk, at 3:17pmFraud, 200 block Bay Ave., at 3:46pmAccident, 900 block Ocean Ave., at 5:50pmAccident, 3600 block Wesley Ave., at 7:37pmJuly 13, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 188 Stops: 39 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 34 Alarms: 9The Police Department assisted with 18 fire and 21 EMS callsTheft, 1100 block Wesley Ave., at 8:56amTheft, 10th Street, at 7:28pmFraud, 60 block Boardwalk, at 8:08pmAccident, 11th St. & Asbury Ave., at 8:22pmWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 8:57pmAccident, 800 block 9th St., at 9:46pmJuly 14, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 151Stops: 22 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 23 Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 28 fire and 18 EMS callsDWI, 2500 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, 12:54amTheft, W. Atlantic Blvd., at 1:36pmAccident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 1:46pmAccident, 9th St. & Ocean Ave., at 5:30pmTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 8:22pmJuly 15, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 250 Stops: 38 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 33 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 13 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 500 block Battersea Rd., at 9:49amBurglary, 1700 block Wesley Ave., at 12:55pmAccident, 43rd St. & Central Ave., at 1:01pmTheft, 800 block West Ave., at 1:29pmDWI, Inlet, one in custody, at 6:00pmAccident, 40th St. & West Ave., at 9:06pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Vehiclelaws similar to that of a vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.By City Ordinance alcohol is not allowed on the beach and boardwalk or other public locations. Fines for this offense are $250.00 Ocean City Public Safety Building