Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit Hurrah for rugby and although some in Wales might still see that World Cup red card as a wretched negative, seldom in any sport can a Negative have proved such a lustrous and gleaming Positive.This article appeared in the January 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. His conduct during the World Cup has set the bar highIt’s a fair bet that a majority of Welsh supporters, bless ‘em, will still be splutteringly complaining about their captain’s World Cup red card not only past this Christmas but the next one, too – although the fact remains that Wales would have assuredly won that notorious Auckland semi-final against France if they had kicked just one of the handful of easy goals which they so wantonly squandered.The one man who notably had no complaints about the referee’s drastic action was the 23-year-old captain himself, and the dignity and bearing of that mightily impressive preux chevalier Sam Warburton has been a glorious credit to rugby itself. So instead of denouncing Irish referees, the Welsh nation should be acclaiming hymns and arias to the chivalry and integrity of one of their own.On that seemingly ruinous semi-final day Down Under, the young Welsh leader shone out with greatness, which not only enabled a worldwide game to feel proud of itself but made quite a few other ones sheepishly shamefaced and guiltily bang to rights.When Warburton upended French wing Vincent Clerc less than 20 minutes into the crucial match, he at once realised referee Alain Rolland was obliged to rule by the letter of the law. “When Clerc went so far up I realised something was wrong.My immediate reaction was to release him so he could begin to compete for the ball, but that was my mistake because I let him go too early, from about three foot in the air instead of the one foot allowed in the rule book. Sure, it’s a pretty grey area, and I was momentarily praying for just a yellow card, but really I’ve no justifiable complaints at all. I knew not to react badly, certainly not in a World Cup semi-final being witnessed by so many. So all I could do then was to sit quietly on the touchline as I knew there would be camera shots from every angle. Mind you, I couldn’t help feeling desperately disappointed inside, as well as being terribly embarrassed.”He could have blown a purple-faced fuse – as a professional footballer would have. Or rallied his team-mates venomously to mob the referee as happens almost weekly in the round-ball Premier League – to inspire watching schoolboys to ape them the next time they themselves go out to play. For singular and collective abuse of officials – even when the players and whole world can see they’re right – is ingrained in junior football. Simply, phoney rage is accepted as part of the game.Even the ex-player pundit knows there’s no going back – and even as I sighed I couldn’t help smiling on Match of the Day earlier this autumn when, in typically tautological mitigation, Alan Shearer pronounced: “In fairness, only one Arsenal player actually surrounded the referee.”Already standards of junior grass-roots soccer are as anarchic as those at the top level – because the Copycat Law is so shamefully contagious. Alas, I fancy, cricket might be on course to be the next great game to suffer.So for all our faults, praise the Lord and give thanks for rugby – and one of its resplendent exemplars in young Sam Warburton. World Cup over, the first round of the 2011-12 Heineken Cup provided a non-stop bonanza of full houses, wall-to-wall TV coverage and a string of superlative eyeball-to-eyeball contests – and scarce a single sour note worth reporting. Wales’ captain Sam Warburton applauds after the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final match France vs Wales at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland on October 15, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Arritt Farmhouse / OnSite CopyHouses, Renovation•United States Houses Text description provided by the architects. The project consisted of the complete renovation of an existing two hundred year old farmhouse and the design and construction of a new three story tower addition. The addition, a quilting studio and guest rooms, is conceived as a torqued translucent volume with punched window openings that frame particular creek and mountain views. The time-tested timber framing techniques uncovered while renovating the existing house inspired the tower’s structure. A three-dimensional computer model enabled the building to be constructed as a kit of parts, each pre-cut and coded for efficient assembly. The building’s translucent polycarbonate envelope conforms to the, hyperbolic shape, baths the interior spaces in an even natural light and reveals a sculptural timber frame. The building is the resolutely modern expression of an ancient technique.Project gallerySee allShow lessMitchell Joachim on TED TalksArticlesDatong Twin Towers / Plasma StudioArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70420/arritt-farmhouse-onsite-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Year: Save this picture!Courtesy of onsite architecture+ 20 Share United States Architects: OnSite Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2007 Arritt Farmhouse / OnSiteSave this projectSaveArritt Farmhouse / OnSite Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70420/arritt-farmhouse-onsite-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOnSiteOfficeFollowProductsWoodStonePlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWoodRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 29, 2010Cite: “Arritt Farmhouse / OnSite” 29 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Lead Architects: Clients:Suzi UsiskinEngineering:Momentum EngineeringCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sarah Blee PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. Designed for a family member returning to the UK after many years abroad, the building is conceived both as a fluidly connected addition whilst on occasion a self-contained and private guesthouse. The current house benefits from a substantial garden with mature planting and a delightful apple orchard. The new scheme is unapologetically contemporary, yet sensitive to the garden setting, ensuring that the new mass and bulk does not detract from the existing landscape.Save this picture!© Sarah Blee PhotographySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sarah Blee PhotographyWe have focused on ensuring the guesthouse is immersed in the orchard and garden to a greater extent than the existing house. This has been achieved by carefully considering levels, thresholds and views, which will ensure an enhanced living experience once the building is complete, whilst also sitting the building sensitively with regard to local Conservation Area guidelines.Save this picture!SectionsThe form of the house is distinct from the existing – something our clients positively encouraged – whilst being sympathetic to the language of cranked-gable barns in the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside. It will also provide uplifting vaulted spaces within the guest bedrooms that will be a unique and uplifting experience for the young family soon to reside there.Save this picture!© Sarah Blee PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessNohara Terrace / Lucas TakaokaSelected ProjectsHideout / Studio WNASelected Projects Share Houses United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919541/paddock-brow-guesthouse-blee-halligan-architects Clipboard Builder: Greg Blee, Matt Hudspith “COPY” Save this picture!© Sarah Blee Photography+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs: Sarah Blee Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: Havwoods, Howdens, Velfac, -, Holme Valley Joinery Year: Projects Paddock Brow Guesthouse / Blee Halligan ArchitectsSave this projectSavePaddock Brow Guesthouse / Blee Halligan Architects CopyHouses, Extension•United Kingdom AJ Lord & Sons ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919541/paddock-brow-guesthouse-blee-halligan-architects Clipboard 2018 Area: 168 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Blee Halligan Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Paddock Brow Guesthouse / Blee Halligan Architects CopyAbout this officeBlee Halligan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionUnited KingdomPublished on June 23, 2019Cite: “Paddock Brow Guesthouse / Blee Halligan Architects” 23 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 24 October 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Nfpsynergy Giving should just be another part of life, says Saxton We need to “intertwine living and giving” and have to make giving as exciting as all the other choices people have to make in their lives according to Joe Saxton of nfpSynergy.Talking to delegates at the Blackbaud conference this week, Saxton said that we should consider packaging fundraising like a McDonald’s Happy Meal, with everything together so that people know exactly what they’re going to get and making it as easy as possible for people to give. “The £3 gift flourishes because people know what they are being asked for,” he said. “Too many people don’t understand why they should support you”.Fundraising messages need to be packaged in “bite-sized chunks” to attract donors’ attention and we must stop using “dense, turgid messages” in our fundraising communications, he said.He also revealed the top 10 most useful areas of research as identified by fundraisers themselves. In a survey by Adrian Sargent and nfpSynergy, top of fundraisers’ lists was research on major donor fundraising, followed by identifying new demographic groups likely to be good fundraising prospects; donor loyalty; overall giving trends; corporate attitudes to giving; internet giving; new fundraising products; legacies; and research among older people about their giving.At the bottom end of the most useful areas of research were venture philanthropy, community fundraising and public trust and confidence.The research will be released in full later this year.www.nfpsynergy.netPhoto: jasonippolito 21 total views, 1 views today 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.
67 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis gift2help.com lets charities fundraise from shopping list of projects 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. Fundraise for free at the click of a mouse!gift2help.com, a non-profit fundraising website, has just announced its launch offering an exciting and innovative way for small to medium-sized charities across the world to fundraise for free.Unlike any other charity-giving website, gift2help.com ensures that 100% of every single donation goes directly to the charity concerned with absolutely no cost to the charity at all. This is a fantastic opportunity for charities and a welcome addition to the world of online donating. Charities can request specific resources which they require for projects and in turn donors can choose to donate towards all, or part, of the item. This is great because charities are able to raise funds according to their needs and donors gain the satisfaction of knowing that they are making a material difference.Donors can visit the website, choose the charity they would like to support and then view a shopping list of items required for its projects. For example, a charity may require 10 school books for children and adults at £10 each. If a donor decides to give £30 for three books, this amount is forwarded to the charity to buy the items, leaving seven available for other donors to purchase. Also, with a variety of charities featured on gift2help.com, it is possible to make donations to several different organisations at the same time.Founded by returned overseas volunteers – Markus Stricker, who gave time to work with children in Kenya and Guenther Aistleitner, who volunteered in Bulgaria and Latvia – gift2help.com is a social enterprise which means it is non-profit making; driven by a social aim, with any profits reinvested into social objectives.Markus explains: “Having worked for charities ourselves, we are very aware of the struggle many organisations have to raise funds for essential items and resources and – while there are other charity giving websites out there – the administration charges often make them prohibitive for smaller charities with very limited funds available. Some websites have monthly fees and others take a significant chunk from every donation made. Quite often the donor is totally unaware of these ‘hidden’ costs. gift2help.com gives even the smallest charities access to the benefits of online donating.”Of course there are always operational costs involved in running such a service, and in order to address this donors are charged a small handling fee, much like postage and packaging.“gift2help.com is totally transparent and we believe that donors would prefer to pay a minimal handling charge and know that their entire donation is going directly to their chosen charity,” says Markus.Gift2help is always looking for new charities to take advantage of the fantastic fundraising opportunity they are providing. For more information about how your charity can start fundraising through gift2help.com, email Markus at: [email protected] to editors: For more information regarding this press release or gift2help.com, contact Kaleidoscope Communications at [email protected] or call Christine on 07841 404340Pictured above: Markus Stricker as a volunteer in Kenya in 2004.The concept of gift2help.com was developed two years ago but due to technical difficulties the launch was delayed. gift2help.com is delighted to announce that it is now up and running smoothly and looking to recruit further charities to sign up to the service.gift2help.com is a member of Social Enterprise London, the Social Enterprise Coalition and the Fundraising Standards Board.Press information – for immediate release Howard Lake | 28 October 2011 | News Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Organisation July 3, 2020 Find out more MozambiqueAfrica MozambiqueAfrica Follow the news on Mozambique Reporters Without Borders has voiced its deep concern after a provincial governor made public death threats against Bernardo Carlos, a journalist on the daily Noticias.Ildefonso Muananthatha, Governor of Tete in the centre-west of the country, warned the journalist he could suffer the same fate as his colleague Carlos Cardoso, the newspaper editor who was murdered in 2000.Bernardo Carlos went to the district of Magoé with several journalists from Mozambique Public Television (TVM), Radio Mozambique (RM) and the daily Diario de Moçambique on 16 March to cover a meeting held by Governor Muananthatha. During his speech the governor said, “Truth has a price”. Turning to Bernardo Carlos he added, “Do you know what happened to the journalist Carlos Cardoso ? Don’t be surprised if one day you wake up without the arm you used to humiliate me”. He made a second threat against the journalist the following day.The threats followed a series of articles written by Carlos about the administration of public appointments and municipal services, particularly about the state of the electricity network and the aftermath of flooding in Tete province two years earlier that left large numbers of people homeless.“We strongly condemn the shocking remarks made by Governor Muananthatha”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The reference to Carlos Cardoso is offensive because the tragedy of his murder is etched into the memory of all Mozambican journalists. We urge the authorities to take these threats very seriously and do everything possible to guarantee the journalist’s safety”, it added.Carlos Cardoso, editor of Metical, was murdered on Martires de Machava Avenue in Maputo on 22 November 2000. He was being driven by his chauffeur when two men blocked their path and opened fire. Carlos Cardoso who was hit by several bullets died instantly and his driver was left badly injured. Before his death, Cardoso, was investigating the disappearance of a sum equivalent to several million euros from the Commercial Bank of Mozambique. He had pointed the finger at three Mozambican businessmen, the Satar brothers and Vicente Ramaya. News News April 28, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance News March 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial governor makes death threats against journalist Receive email alerts Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN RSF_en Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports
News Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out more The camp, situated 120 km west of the Iranian border and 60 km north of the capital, was set up in the 1980s to house the People’s Mujahideen of Iran (PMOI). to go further Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa “The Iraqi authorities should allow journalists to work freely and allow them into Ashraf camp to cover the clashes which have been going on there,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Clashes first broke out at the start of the month, leaving a large number of people injured, as the Iraqi authorities tried to set up a police station within the camp itself. The camp residents accused Iraq of trying to do the work of the Iranian authorities for them. Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the government’s refusal to let journalists cover its operations in a camp northeast of Baghdad that houses Iranian dissidents. Eight Iraqi journalists working for local and international media were denied entry to Camp Ashraf on 1 August and, the following day, several journalists were detained for four hours and their equipment was temporarily confiscated.At no time since the start of the Iraqi army’s operations in the camp on 28 July have journalists been allowed into the area to film its operations or to interview families and victims.“It is clear the Iraqi authorities are ensuring that no reports or images emerge from Camp Ashraf but, in so doing, they are showing they have something to hide,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This situation is unacceptable. The army must allow journalists to do their job in the camp, so that the world can know what is happening there.”——–29 July 2009 – Journalists banned from entering camp AshrafReporters Without Borders has condemned the decision by the Iraqi authorities to ban journalists from entering Ashraf camp north-east of Baghdad which houses an exiled Iranian opposition group. August 5, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists detained for trying to cover army operations in Camp Ashraf Several witnesses said that journalists had been forced to stop at the gates of the camp. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Receive email alerts The Iraqi army penetrated the camp on 28 July and at the same time prevented journalists entering, as clashes broke out between the security forces and the camp’s residents. News American forces began disarming them after the US-led invasion in 2003 and since then the 3,500 residents of the camp have been protected under the Geneva Conventions. The camp, which remained under American control from 2003 onwards, was handed over to the Iraqi authorities on 1st January 2009. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on UK Prime Minister Theresa May and other senior officials to raise press freedom concerns and call for the release of jailed journalists in their meetings with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit this week to London. December 11, 2016 Find out more Receive email alerts March 7, 2018 Saudi crown prince must not be given a pass on press freedom during UK visit February 9, 2018 Find out more RSF_en to go further News News June 15, 2017 Find out more At least 15 journalists held arbitrarily in Saudi crackdown News Prince Mohammed is set to visit the UK from 7 to 9 March to sign a series of bilateral agreements, reportedly worth more than $100 billion, and is expected to join the Queen for dinner at Windsor Castle. But whilst Prince Mohammed is receiving the royal treatment in the UK, the situation is bleak for his critics at home in Saudi Arabia, a country with one of the world’s worst records on press freedom.At least four journalists and seven citizen journalists are currently serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia, and at least 15 others have been arbitrarily held in a wave of arrests that started in September 2017. Harassment of journalists has been on the rise since last June, and in November, a new terrorism law was adopted that could easily be used to prosecute journalists and activists. In December, the Saudi media were urged to display more “patriotism”.Blogger Raif Badawi is among those behind bars in Saudi Arabia. Winner of the 2014 RSF Press Freedom Prize, Badawi has been jailed since June 2012 and was brutally flogged in January 2015 as part of his sentence to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on charges of insulting Islam. Badawi’s lawyer Waleed Abu Alkhair is also imprisoned, serving a 15-year sentence on a range of charges related to his work defending freedom of expression. Turad Al Amri, a famous journalist and commentator, is believed to have been detained since November 2016, although the authorities have never confirmed this. Journalist Saleh Al-Shehi was sentenced just last month to five years in prison on charges of insulting the royal court.“Prince Mohammed must not be given a pass on press freedom issues in his meetings here in London. Continued silence on this free expression clampdown sends the wrong signal about the UK’s priorities in its relations with Saudi Arabia. Theresa May should ensure this visit does not become another missed opportunity to call for the release of Raif Badawi and the other journalists and citizen journalists unjustly jailed in Saudi Arabia”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.Saudi Arabia is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. United KingdomSaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists Help by sharing this information Organisation Raif Badawi – five years too many in Saudi prisons United KingdomSaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists RSF urges Boris Johnson to raise case of jailed blogger Raif Badawi during Saudi Arabia visit Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News
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Linkedin THE Government’s new Waste Management Policy is currently being rolled out to local authorities and Limerick City Council is currently digesting the proposals involved. The main virtue of the scheme, is that it will virtually eliminate reliance on landfill and will minimise impact on the environment. It does, however, recognise the importance of waste as an energy resource opportunity in terms of the need to develop efficient ways to harness that resource. “The introduction of household food waste regulations in driving the rollout of the brown bin will facilitate the diversion of food waste towards such uses as the generation of electricity through anaerobic digestion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new policy will increase inspection and enforcement resourcing for collection permits, funded in part by the revised permitting fee structure.Limerick City Council is currently studying the Minister’s report which states that waste collection companies will have to adhere to improved standards of service, incentivise households to segregate waste and to be more transparent about their charging structures. At the same time there will be an onus on households to show how they manage their waste in an environmentally acceptable manner.“Waste collection firms will be obliged to have enhanced customer service provisions and will be held to account for failures under the new permitting regime,” says the Minister, adding:“This new approach will give families more control over the management of their waste costs and collection firms will be obliged to have enhanced customer service procedures. They will be held to account for failures under the new permitting regime – this new approach will give families more control over the management of their waste costs”.What is termed as “a vigorous approach,” will be adopted in bringing to justice those who abandon their waste in the countryside.Through collection permits issued under a strengthened permitting system, waste collectors will be required to operate pricing structures designed to incentivise environmentally sustainable behaviours by households, in terms of waste reduction and segregation.“Robust controls are in place to ensure that only “fit and proper” individuals and companies are allowed to hold such permits,” the policy states.It is also emphasised that all service providers will be required to establish customer charters, setting out information in relation to dealing with customers who fall into arrears and arrangements for switching from one waste collector to another.“These will be audited annually as part of the permitting process and measures will be introduced to better manage the emissions and health and safety risks of overlapping household waste collection networks”. WhatsApp Facebook Print Twitter Email Advertisement NewsLocal NewsNew policy will tighten granting of waste collection permitsBy admin – October 1, 2012 530 Previous articleUnexpected spend dents into county Limerick budgetNext articleAssault case against solicitor dismissed admin