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Oxfam fights charity myths with ‘self-defence’ booklet for supporters

first_imgOxfam fights charity myths with ‘self-defence’ booklet for supporters Howard Lake | 23 November 2005 | News  18 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 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Volunteering ‘The Art of Self-Defence for Oxfam supporters’ booklet counters popular myths about Oxfam that its supporters and volunteers find themselves having to contend with.The booklet counters accusations that Oxfam spends most of its income on administration or wasted donations to its tsunami appeal. Indeed, it does so in a positive and often humorous way. In response to the suggestion that “Oxfam threw our tsunami cash down the toilet” it admits “we did, actually, explaining that “after the Asian tsunami, we built more than 4,600 latrines across the affected region” because “proper sanitation prevents disease and saves lives.”last_img read more

Astronaut Chris jets in for Limerick benefit gig

first_imgFinn Bliss of the Shannon Scout Troop getting his Space Shuttle replica signed by Astronaut Chris Hadfield.The world’s most famous modern day astronaut Chris Hadfield jetted into Shannon Airport this evening and stated it was good to be back on Ireland’s west coast.Hadfield brought the International Space Station into popular culture in 2013 when he performed the David Bowie classic Space Oddity while rotating around the earth.He garnered a huge social media profile and by the time he sent the first ever tweet as Gaeilge from space later that year, it reached half a million people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Such was the response to his satellite sign-post to Ireland that Tourism Ireland since signed him up as an ambassador, resulting in him travelling to Ireland to record three short videos, including one on the Wild Atlantic Way.And when he stepped back on Irish soil this evening, he declared “It’s good to be back”.Hadfield – a cub scout from his childhood days – was given a warm Shannon welcome on arrival as he was greeted by scouts from the Shannon Scout Troop and by Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes and Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy.He signed a VIP book that features the autographs of other space travellers, the most recent of which was Al Worden, one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon and another regular visitor to Ireland. TAGSAl WordenAndrew MurphyastronautCanadianChris HadfieldDavid BowieFáilte IrelandGig for GhanaKelly HadfieldKnappogue CastleKristin HadfieldlimerickRose HynesShannon airportShannon International Leasing ConferenceSpace OdditySpace StationTrinity CollegeULWild Atlantic Way Previous articleAustrian honour for Limerick classical music directorNext articleBeyond the neon runes Editor 1 of 2 Twitter Shannon off to a flying start for the New Year. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsAstronaut Chris jets in for Limerick benefit gigBy Editor – November 9, 2017 2596 Shannon Airport’s 72 hours in the snow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Members of the Shannon Scout Troop with Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes and Astronaut Chris Hadfield. Printcenter_img Astronaut Al is fondly remembered in Lough Gur Said Hadfield: “I’ve always had an interest in Ireland and Irish culture; hence my tweet As Gaeilge from space.“My daughter Kristin studied for her PhD to Trinity College and my niece Kelly is currently studying at the UL medical school so I have something of a love affair with this place.“I was delighted to be a tourism ambassador for Ireland and that got me to see much more of the country than I could ever have hoped.  That included a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, which was majestic. One of the most beautiful places I’ve visited.“And now I’m back here at Shannon Airport, the gateway for the Wild Atlantic Way and an airport with its own space links given it was a designated emergency runway for space shuttles, but thankfully was never used as an emergency.”The Space Station star arrived in ahead of the Shannon International Leasing Conference (SILC 2017) that he will speak at tomorrow.  Tonight he performs at much anticipated charity gig in Limerick when he lines out for the Ghana Medical Health fund-raiser in the Clayton Hotel.Looking ahead to his trip, he said:  “It will be short but very sweet. I’m looking forward to meeting Kelly at tonight’s gig and, of course, tomorrow’s conference.“I’m staying at a 15th century castle, Knappogue Castle in County Clare, which will be a great experience also.  Ireland is full of those experiences and it’s great to be back,” he added.Said Rose Hynes, Shannon Group Chairman:  “We were delighted to welcome Chris as he touched down at Shannon.  He’s been a wonderful ambassador for aerospace and for Ireland, and in particular, the Wild Atlantic Way. As the gateway airport for the Wild Atlantic Way, we’re delighted that he will get an opportunity to stay in the area and rekindle his love for the Wild Atlantic Way.”See more news here Facebook Munster tunnel brings big match atmosphere to Shannon Limerick student recognised for fashion design and buisness skills Email WhatsApp Limerick Joy as world’s top referee returns home Finn Bliss of the Shannon Scout Troop, Rose Hynes, Chairman Shannon Group, Chris Hadfield and Dani McGuinness of the Shannon Scout Troop. Linkedinlast_img read more

Members Of The Band & Levon Helm Band Debut New Record, Release First Song Co-Written By Levon Helm

first_imgOn February 23, Woodstock-based artists The Weight Band will release their first full-length studio album World Gone Mad featuring original tracks, guest vocals and slide guitar from Jackie Greene on a cover of a Jerry Garcia-Robert Hunter song, and writing contributions from the late Levon Helm on previously unreleased songs.The Weight Band originated inside the famed Woodstock, NY barn of Levon Helm, when Jim Weider (guitar, mandolin and vocals) and Randy Ciarlante (drums and vocals)—both former members of The Band—were performing “Songs of The Band” with Garth Hudson, Jimmy Vivino and Byron Isaacs, now a bassist and vocalist with The Lumineers. Weider, Ciarlante and Isaacs began to carry on the tradition of performing songs from The Band, inviting Brian Mitchell (keyboards and vocals) and Marty Grebb (keyboards, saxophone and vocals) to complete their sound. The Weight Band later added Albert Rogers (bass and vocals) and Michael Bram (drums and vocals) to complete their current lineup, alongside Weider, Mitchell and Grebb.The Weight Band recorded World Gone Mad in Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY. A rustic American musical tradition can be heard throughout the album’s songs, whose lyrics reflect stories of love, humor, and personal journeys. World Gone Mad shines bright during moments like the title track, a powerful glance at the current national mood. The band’s growing concern over the divisiveness of today’s political climate and the hardship of life in America is revealed on “Common Man” and “Fire in the Hole.” The album creates a new soundtrack for a generation of music fans raised on songs from American music titans such as The Band and the Dead.As a complete project, World Gone Mad salutes a sometimes-overlooked, immensely rich musical style best described as the “Woodstock sound.” Over the next several weeks, a series of videos on The Weight Band, and the new album, will be released.World Gone Mad also honors the great Levon Helm, who is credited as co-writing two never released songs on the album, “You’re Never Too Old (To Rock N Roll)” and “Common Man.” Weider replaced Robbie Robertson as a member of The Band in 1985, reuniting them back to a five-piece group. Weider toured internationally with Helm, as well as with Garth Hudson and Rick Danko, for fifteen years. He and Brian Mitchell are also current members of Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band. Marty Grebb, a former member of the Buckinghams who has performed with Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, and countless others, contributed to both The Band’s Jericho and Jubilation albums.World Gone Mad also features former Band and Weight Band member Randy Ciarlante on two tracks, “I Wish You Were Here Tonight” (drums) and “Big Legged Sadie” (drums and background vocals.) The album is capped off by a live version of The Band song, “Remedy,” co-written by Jim Weider and originally included on The Band album Jericho.Today, you can enjoy the first release “Common Man” below:World Gone Mad will be available as a CD and digitally–including on SoundCloud—in February 2018. The album cover was designed by John Halpern (The Eagles, OutKast) with graphics by Larry Freemantle (Kid Rock.) Stay up to date with their Soundcloud here.last_img read more

Simple preventive measures may help stem Ebola

first_imgThe rush to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in the last few months has generated years’ worth of new information about the previously little understood infectious disease, including simple but effective prevention measures, according to Lindsey Baden, deputy editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology faculty.“We’ve learned as much about Ebola in the last two months as we normally would in 5-6 years,” Baden told an HSPH audience at his November 20, 2014 talk, “Ebola: Reporting on and Responding to an Evolving Outbreak.” The talk was sponsored by the Office of the Dean as part of a lecture series on the current Ebola outbreak.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ebola — named after the Ebola River where the disease first was recognized in 1976 — has claimed about 5,500 lives and sickened more than 14,000 in the current outbreak, mostly in West Africa.One of the key lessons learned, said Baden, is the importance of keeping Ebola patients hydrated, even hydrating people at risk for the disease before they are diagnosed to compensate for severe fluid loss they would experience if they get the disease. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Everton invite offers for Iwobi, others

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Everton is set to perform a massive clearout in the coming weeks.Reports claimed Alex Iwobi, Moise Kean and Theo Walcott could all leave before the October transfer deadline. The likes of Cenk Tosun, Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson could also be sold – while forgotten men Sandro Ramirez, Yannick Bolasie and Mo Besic also remain on the pay roll and will be shipped off if Everton can find buyers.Some of these players could put themselves in the shop window this evening, when the Toffees host League Two Salford City in the League Cup.Meanwhile, Everton may still manage to get another couple of players through the door, with Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori in talks over a loan deal.Tags: alex iwobiEvertonMoise KeanTheo Walcottlast_img read more