Motivation campaign tackles childhood disability in Uganda

first_img Motivation is raising funds in a new campaign to help disabled children and their families in Uganda.The appeal launched this week and aims to raise £100,000 to support both some of the 2.5m disabled children in the country and their families in a number of ways, including helping children learn to use a wheelchair and teaching their families to better understand and cope with their child’s disability and develop skills to help fight poverty.According the Motivation, disabled children represent one of Uganda’s most marginalised and vulnerable groups, with a high percentage living in poverty and many dying before they reach five years old from preventable health complications.  178 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 4 May 2016 | News Tagged with: disability fundraising About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Motivation campaign tackles childhood disability in Uganda The charity will also see all public donations to the appeal made before 3rd August doubled by the Government as a recipient of its UK Aid Match Scheme.David Constantine MBE, president and co-founder of Motivation said:“We chose the theme ‘When I Grow Up’ because we realised that it was such a universal statement. We’ve probably all said those four words as children, usually at the beginning of a sentence that goes on to express our hopes and dreams for the future. It should be no different for a disabled child living in a developing country – and through this appeal we can help make that happen.”  177 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

TCU student reports home invasion

first_imgGrant McGalliard Alcohol violations on opening game day remain low Twitter ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Facebook Grant McGalliard TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Calls to the TCU Police Department drop this semester Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliard Previous articlePreviewing the Alamo Bowl: TCU vs OregonNext articleBoykin news dominates TCU offensive press conference Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts printA TCU student living in an off-campus residence was robbed at gunpoint in his home on Wednesday night, according to a crime alert sent out by TCU Police Department Detective Robert Rangel.The student was in his home with several guests in 2600 block of Boyd Avenue when three Hispanic males in their late teens or early 20s entered the residence armed with two semi-automatic pistols and a revolver, Rangel said.The student and the guests were unharmed, but were robbed and then locked inside a closet, according to the crime alert.One suspect was wearing a dust/pollen mask, another was wearing a dark hoodie, and the other was wearing a University of Texas sweatshirt, and they may have fled the scene in a gray or tan pickup truck, Rangel said.TCUPD and the Fort Worth P0lice Department are jointly investigating the robbery. Anyone with information is urged to dial 911 or 817-257-7777. Facebook Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Linkedin TCU campus reopens Saturday, classes to resume Monday A TCU student was robbed in his home on Wednesday night. Linkedin Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissallast_img read more

French Council of State rejects request for Putin to be stripped of Legion of Honour

first_img News Follow the news on Belarus Reporters Without Borders said it was disappointed to learn yesterday that the French Council of State has rejected its request for Russian leader Vladimir Putin to be stripped of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, which President Jacques Chirac awarded him on 22 September.“We are not surprised by this decision, which in fact we had expected,” the press freedom organisation said. “But we are deeply disappointed by the way it was taken. France’s highest administrative body decided that Reporters Without Borders was not concerned by President Putin’s award and that, in its view, it did not constitute a violation of press freedom.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We do not challenge this argument in legal terms, but we can only regret that the law does not allow us to criticise the award of a decoration to someone who is responsible for grave press freedom violations. Elevating Putin to the Legion of Honour’s highest rank continues to be an act unworthy of France.”On 20 October, Reporters Without Borders addressed a formal request to the Council of State and to Chirac, as Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honour, to strip Putin of the Grand Cross. Under article R 128 of the Code of the Legion of Honour, foreigners can be elevated to the order for “services rendered to France or to causes it defends.”In a release on 20 October, Reporters Without Borders said: “We do not recognise France’s fundamental values in Putin’s discourse – when he says, for example, that he wants to wipe out Chechen terrorists in the shit-house, or when he describes the independent press as means of mass disinformation and tools for combatting the state, or when he tells a French journalist who asks him about Chechnya to come and get circumcised in Moscow so nothing grows back.”A total of 21 journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, have been murdered in Russia with complete impunity since Putin became president in March 2000, while Chechnya continues to be a new black hole. BelarusEurope – Central Asia News The French Council of State has rejected Reporters Without Borders’s request for President Putin to be stripped of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour on the grounds it is not, in itself, a press freedom violation. The organisation is “deeply disappointed.” RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation March 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French Council of State rejects request for Putin to be stripped of Legion of Honour News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further Newslast_img read more

FSA urges restaurants to comply with allergen info regulations

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Twitter By admin – November 10, 2015 Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img News FSA urges restaurants to comply with allergen info regulations Previous articleMan guilty of speeds of up to 140kph in garda chase gets suspended sentenceNext articleLetterkenny General Management outline action taken since damning HIQA report admin Restaurants and food outlets in Donegal are being reminded that it is now a legal requirement to give information about the presence of potantial allergens in food.Since the beginning of the year, there’s been a legal requirement on restaurants to provide information on the presence of ingredients such as nuts, gluten, milk, eggs and shellfish.In total, the Food Safety Authority has identified 14 different items people should be advised about.Information Executive Helen Crowley says the authority is working to ensure compliance, and while the FSA would prefer not to take a heavy handed approach, they are disappointed with the slow rate of compliance since the regulations were introduced………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

FL woman attacked parents because they wouldn’t take her to Outback Steakhouse: Authorities

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff’s Office(LAKE WORTH, Fla.) — A Florida woman has been served with multiple battery charges after she allegedly attacked her parents because they wouldn’t take her to Outback Steakhouse, according to police documents.On Wednesday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lake Worth home where 28-year-old Deana Seltzer lives with her parents for an “armed domestic disturbance in progress,” according to a probable cause affidavit.The complainant, Vadim Seltzer, told 911 dispatchers that his daughter was “armed with a knife” before the line went dead, and several attempts to call him back were not successful, the document stated.After several minutes, Vadim Seltzer answered the phone before running out of the front door to meet with deputies, who had set up a perimeter around the home. Deana Seltzer ran out seconds later, authorities said.She was not holding a weapon, but was taken into custody without incident, according to the affidavit. When the sheriff’s deputies entered the home, they found a “large glass dining room table flipped over and broken glass scattered throughout the dining area,” the document stated. In addition to the table, a 12-inch decorative knife was on the kitchen table, authorities said, adding that “both victims in this case are elderly and frail.”Deana Seltzer “became enraged” after she asked to go to Outback Steakhouse, the Australian-themed casual dining chain restaurant, and was told “no,” her mother, Lydumila Seltzer, told deputies, according to the affidavit. She began striking her mother with closed fists on the chest and arms and then scratched her father on his face and upper body when he tried to intervene, authorities said.She then “began screaming and flipped over a large heavy glass table top,” breaking it into “hundreds of pieces,” according to the document.Deana Seltzer’s alleged attack continued throughout the house, as she flipped over recliner chairs and tore up other pieces of furniture. She then ran into the hallway and ripped the 12-inch decorative knife from its backing on the wall and ran toward her father, making “slashing” motions with the knife, screaming, “I’m going to f—— kill you,” as she chased him, authorities said.Vadim Seltzer was able to grab his daughter’s arm and wrestle the knife away from her, according to the affidavit.Deana Seltzer was charged with simple battery, battery of a person 65 or older and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the document. She was released from the Palm Beach County jail on Thursday on supervised recognizance, according to jail records.ABC News could not immediately reach Deana Seltzer for comment. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2 arrested after child found dead inside car

first_imgdeepblule4you/iStock(WALTERBORO, S.C.) — Two people were arrested after a child was found dead inside a vehicle in South Carolina, authorities said.First responders determined that the unidentified child, who had been left in a car near Low Country Highway in Colleton County, was deceased upon their arrival at the scene on Monday evening, according to a press release from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.The county seat, Walterboro, saw temperatures in the high 80s that day.Two suspects in the case were subsequently arrested. Rita Pangalangan and Larry King are facing charges in connection to the child’s death, the sheriff’s office said. The exact charges were not immediately announced.Both suspects are being held at the Colleton County Detention Center in Walterboro while they await a bond hearing, according to the sheriff’s office. It’s unclear whether they have retained attorneys.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 5/23/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMiami 5 Detroit 2AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 6 Baltimore 5Boston 8 Toronto 2Minnesota 16 LA Angels 7Tampa Bay 7 Cleveland 2Chi White Sox 4 Houston 0NATIONAL LEAGUENY Mets 6 Washington 4Pittsburgh 14 Colorado 6Philadelphia 9 Chi Cubs 7Atlanta 5 San Francisco 4, 13 InningsNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSEASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, GAME 5Toronto 105 Milwaukee 99 (TOR leads series 3-2)Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/23/19 Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Cherwell24 Science Podcast – 5th wk HT08

first_imgLeon Harrington and Connie Han host a special student debate on the Government’s recent approval of hybrid embryo research. Leon and Connie are joined by Elizabeth Bennett (Magdalen), Maja Choma (Magdalen), and Namrata Turaga (St John’s).Download the podcast here . If you would like to take part in a future Science Podcast, please email [email protected] What are you views on this issue? Join the debate below.last_img

Rep. Messer Votes in Support Of Tax Cut

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Doubling of Child Tax Credit and Standard Deduction, Repeal of Obamacare Individual Mandate Included in Sweeping ReformWASHINGTON (Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017) — U.S. Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which lowers taxes on middle-class Hoosiers and updates America’s tax code for the first time in 31 years.Under this plan, most middle-class families will see savings of between $1,000 to $2,000.“One of President Trump’s key campaign promises was to cut taxes for working Americans and today we delivered,” Messer said. “Under this plan, Hoosier families will see bigger paychecks, fairer taxes, and more jobs.”The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed the House today, simplifies the tax code and lowers tax rates across the board for individuals, families and job creators. The plan increases the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $2,000 and increases the amount of money protected from taxes by roughly doubling the standard deduction from $6,500 to $12,000 for individuals and from $13,000 to $24,000 for married couples. It also preserves the adoption tax credit, the home mortgage interest deduction, and the charitable giving deduction.Additionally, the bill allows families to use 529 accounts to save for elementary, secondary and higher education, which will expand choice for parents and opportunities for students. Messer has introduced legislation similar to this in every Congress since he’s been elected.The bill also eliminates Obamacare’s individual mandate, which Messer has long championed and pushed for as the final bill was being written. According to the Internal Revenue Service, nearly 140,000 Hoosiers paid the individual mandate penalty in 2015. Of those, more than 80 percent earned less than $50,000 per year.“Obamacare’s individual mandate is crushing middle-class Hoosiers,” Messer said. “By repealing it, we are bringing relief to low and middle-income Americans who have had to pay fines simply because they can’t afford skyrocketing premiums.”Part of Messer’s legislation to eliminate tax credits for illegal immigrants, which will save U.S. taxpayers $29.8 billion, is also included in the final bill. It ensures that the children claimed by those receiving the Child Tax Credit have a valid Social Security Number. Messer plans to file legislation to ensure only taxpayers with a valid Social Security Number can claim the Child Tax Credit.The Senate now must vote to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act before it goes to the president’s desk.last_img read more

Racism, or just a bad joke?

first_imgDear Editor:I was enjoying Jim Hague’s “Twins’ pitcher sheds a little Light on Secaucus second graders” before seeing the statement, “Ramchandani is a Yankees fan. This class has to work on getting kids with last names like Smith and Jones.”I had to read it four times to make sure I read it correctly. I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume it was a really bad joke about long names that are difficult to spell, and not blatant racism. Sincerely, Peter Herbsmanlast_img read more