Schoolboy’s song raises £5,000 for Alzheimer’s charity

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising ideas music 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 www.thepurplepim.com.  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Schoolboy’s song raises £5,000 for Alzheimer’s charity  121 total views,  1 views today A 15-year-old boy who wrote a song to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK has been named a Point of Light by David Cameron. Harry Gardner wrote the song about his grandmother who has the condition, after she failed to recognise him for the first time. The song has since become number one in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, after reaching number 39 in the iTunes songs chart last month.The music video has had more than 200,000 hits on YouTube and the track itself been downloaded more than 1,700. It is available for 99p, and so far the song has raised more than £5,000 for the charity through a mixture of profits from the downloads, and Harry’s own Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. The song can be bought on iTunes,  as well as on Amazon Music.Jessica Hiscocks, Regional Fundraising Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:“It is wonderful when we hear of teenagers using their spare time to helps raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK and the fact Harry has used his enormous talent to benefit our charity is both incredible and selfless. We have received such a fantastic response to Harry’s music video from all over the UK and the world and it’s great to hear how Harry’s music has touched so many.”Harry is the UK’s 510th Point of Light, an award given by the Prime Minister to outstanding individual volunteers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 12 April 2016 | News Advertisementlast_img read more

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Journalist Rodrigo Fierro narrowly avoids prison

first_img News EcuadorAmericas Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Organisation RSF_en On 29 October, Ecuador’s supreme court upheld a sentence of 30 days in prison for journalist Rodrigo Fierro for defaming former President Leonel Febres Cordero. As Fierro is more than 70 years old and has no previous convictions, the prison sentence will not however be executed. The fine was also reportedly reduced to a symbolic sum.————————————————————16.01.2004 – Court upholds a one-month prison sentence against journalist Rodrigo FierroReporters Without Borders is very concerned by the dismissal of the latest appeal of Rodrigo Fierro, of the daily El Comercio, sentenced on appeal in December 2003 to 30 days in prison.The Quito Superior Court confirmed the prison sentence against Fierro on 9 January. Former president León Febres-Cordero, a deputy in the right-wing Social-Christian Party (PSC), laid a complaint against Fierro over a 29 May 2003 article in which Fierro accused Febres-Cordero of putting the government “at the service of the plutocratic oligarchy that runs the country.”The upholding of this sentence shows a serious worsening of the state of press freedom in Ecuador, where no journalist had been sent to prison for a long time,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. “The Rodrigo Fierro case therefore sets a dangerous precedent,” he added, in a letter to the president of the Supreme Court, which is the final appeal court with authority to rule on the case.Ménard called on this court to respect the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in the Americas adopted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to quash the sentence. Article 11 says, “Laws that penalise offensive expressions directed at public officials restrict freedom of expression and the right to information”.The international press freedom organisation also pointed out that the UN Special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression had adopted a text in January 2000 that said imprisonment for peaceful expression of an opinion constituted a serious violation of human rights.The Quito Superior Court on 9 January 2004 confirmed the one-month sentence pronounced on appeal on 12 December 2003 against Rodrigo Fierro, columnist on the daily El Comercio. Ferrio was originally sentenced to six months in prison for defamation on 19 September 2003. The day after the 12 December ruling, he put in a fresh appeal based on Article 82 of the criminal code. under which those sentenced to jail terms of less than six months do not have to serve them, if like Ferrio, they have no previous convictions. In its reasons for the 12 January decision, the Superior Court explained that the journalist should have advanced this argument before being sentenced. The journalist’s lawyers put in a further appeal on 12 January. Follow the news on Ecuador November 3, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Rodrigo Fierro narrowly avoids prison June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Receive email alertscenter_img to go further Help by sharing this information News EcuadorAmericas News April 10, 2020 Find out more December 24, 2019 Find out more News Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sourceslast_img read more

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Ireland defeat England B at home International Snooker tournament in leeds

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleOver 15,000 on Donegal’s hospital waiting lists – Senator Pádraig Mac LochlainnNext articleMan arrested as part of investigation into violent dissident republican terrorist activity released admin Google+ Ireland defeat England B at home International Snooker tournament in leeds Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest By admin – August 9, 2016 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp News Northwest snooker club players Sean Devenney from letterkenny and Ronan Whyte from Ardara are in home international action this week in Leeds,yesterday the Irish lost 9-3 to Wales.Today they were in action against England B Ireland came away with victory today by 8 frames to 4, Sean won 3-0 today and Ronan lost 2-1 Ireland play Belgium tomorrow at 3.30 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Office of Governor Tom Wolf Statement on Accepting Syrian Refugees in Pennsylvania

first_imgOffice of Governor Tom Wolf Statement on Accepting Syrian Refugees in Pennsylvania National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – The Office of Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the accepting Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania:“While details are still emerging regarding the individuals responsible for the heinous attacks in Paris, all of those responsible committed atrocious acts and must be brought to justice. We must not lose sight of the fact that families leaving Syria are trying to escape the same violence and unimaginable terror that took place in Paris and Beirut.“To assist the settlement of families fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Federal Government coordinates with local charitable organizations in Pennsylvania and other states. Pennsylvania will continue working with the Federal Government to ensure that all individuals have gone through the proper screening process. Governor Wolf wants Pennsylvania to continue to build on its rich history of accepting immigrants and refugees from around the world but he is also committed to protecting Pennsylvanians and will work with the Federal Government to ensure it is taking every precaution necessary in screening those families coming into the country.”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf November 16, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Professor speaks against voluntary euthanasia

first_imgNZ Herald 10 December 2012University of Otago Prof Robin Taylor has spoken out against voluntary euthanasia, telling university graduates that arguments for this were “fundamentally flawed”, though they might be “subtly tempting”.An internationally-respected researcher in respiratory medicine, Prof Taylor reminded graduates of the Hippocratic Oath and urged them not to “contribute deliberately” to the death of a patient, even if this became legal.Labour MP Maryan Street is promoting an “End of Life Choice Bill”, as a private member’s initiative, which would allow voluntary euthanasia, with a series of safeguards.Prof Taylor urged each of the graduating doctors “when the time comes, as it probably will” to refuse to “contribute deliberately” to the death of any patients.”I beg each of you to have the courage to stand firm and uphold that core commitment of our professional lives, which is to save life when we can, to relieve suffering when we cannot, and never to contribute deliberately to the death of any of our patients.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10853031last_img read more

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West Brom youngster Adil Nabi joins Delhi Dynamos on loan

first_imgWest Brom youngster Adil Nabi has become the first Barclays Premier League contracted player to move to India on loan. Press Association “I didn’t really have to think about it for too long,” he said. “The idea appealed to me the moment it was proposed. I spoke to my parents and to people at the club and everyone thought it was an exciting idea. “I can’t wait. It is going to be an amazing experience. Some of the players who are now going to India are the biggest names in world football and working under a legend like Roberto Carlos is a chance not to be missed. “I have spoken to the gaffer (Tony Pulis) and he agrees that it can be a great development opportunity for me. To go out, away from all my home comforts, and experience life and different football. “I will be back at the end of the year when I hope I will have learned as a person and a footballer. My ambition is to still break into the Albion first team and this experience can help me do that.” Nabi is yet to play for West Brom and could make his ISL debut on October 4 when Delhi open their campaign in Goa and the season runs until December 20. Baggies head coach Pulis said: “It’s a great opportunity for Adil and we will follow his progress closely. “I’m a big supporter of a young man stepping out of his comfort zone and experiencing another part of the world.” center_img The 21-year-old has signed a three-month loan deal with Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos, who are managed by ex-Brazil and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos. Striker Nabi will link up with John Arne Riise and Florent Malouda, who also play for the Dynamos, and will join them on a pre-season tour of Sweden. last_img read more

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The Latest: Italy soccer clubs allowed up to 5 substitutions

first_imgLiverpool could win the Premier League title at home after all.Police originally indicated they wanted Liverpool’s second game after the restart against Crystal Palace to be staged at a neutral venue because of concerns that supporters could congregate outside Anfield.But the league now says the game on June 24 is scheduled to be at Liverpool’s home stadium.The Merseyside derby against Everton could still be played away from Goodison Park on June 21. The league says the venue is still to be confirmed.Liverpool leads Manchester City by two points and is two wins from ending its 30-year title drought. But Liverpool could clinch the trophy in its first game back against Everton if City loses to Arsenal on June 17. Italian competitions will adopt the temporary law change when they resume next week.There can still be only three pauses to send on substitutes. If matches go into extra time and teams haven’t used all five of their substitutes they can make a fourth interruption at the end of regular time or between the two halves of extra timeSerie A is set to resume on June 20 with the Italian Cup being completed in the previous week.___Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji have been fined by the German soccer league for breaking coronavirus-related restrictions to get haircuts. The Latest: Italy soccer clubs allowed up to 5 substitutions ___Chelsea has been declared Women’s Super League champion after the season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football Association’s board decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis. Manchester City was a point ahead of Chelsea but had played an extra game when the season was suspended in March.Chelsea had seven games remaining.City will still qualify for the Champions League with Chelsea. Liverpool has been relegated. June 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Italian soccer federation says teams will be allowed up to five substitutions in matches.center_img ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Asian Football Confederation says it agreed with FIFA to schedule two dates in October and two in November to complete the current groups.The AFC says the planned schedule must comply with “government travel and medical restrictions” in the 40 countries taking part.Twelve teams will advance to a further group stage next year.Four Asian teams will advance directly to the World Cup in Qatar. A fifth team will enter an intercontinental playoff round.___ Associated Press The league says Sancho and Akanji “apparently violated general hygiene and infection protection standards” to have a barber visit them at home. There were no facemasks visible in photos posted on social media.There were similar photos of Dortmund teammates Dan-Axel Zagadou and Raphäel Guerreiro with Düsseldorf-based barber Winnie Nana Karkari but they were not mentioned in the league’s statement. The Bild tabloid reported that Karkari also visited Dortmund players Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard last Thursday.The league says “it goes without question that professional soccer players also need their hair cut” but “this must be done in accordance with the medical-organizational concept at the moment.”___The Asian qualifying tournament for the World Cup is set to resume in October after the coronavirus pandemic forced games in March and June to be postponed.last_img read more

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