Comic Relief seeks free advertising from supporters

first_imgComic Relief seeks free advertising from supporters  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Trading 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Similarly, online publishers can use three banner adverts, available in 468 x 60 (banner), 120 x 90 (button), and 120 x 600 (skyscraper) sizes. Howard Lake | 7 February 2005 | News The email campaign is a cold request, sourced from media disk. This is odd given that Comic Relief should have a list of some of the 60,000 website publishers who helped to “Turn the Web Red” in 2001.Nevertheless, Comic Relief once again demonstrate how it is possible to ask and secure considerable free publicity both online and offline. The easier you make it for publishers by providing ready to use content the more likely it is they will use the material.This lesson could have been learned by the DEC recently in its tsunami appeal. The organisation did not make banner and button adverts available for supporters to place on their site.However, Comic Relief did slip up this year. They made no mention of the web address to which the donated banners should be linked. It might be obvious ( but it makes sense to be absolutely clear. Once again Comic Relief is seeking free advertising space in the run up to Red Nose Day.It is contacting print and online publishers by email with details of three print adverts and three banner adverts that can be used to promote Red Nose Day. The print adverts feature comedian Graham Norton and can be downloaded from the Red Nose Day site. Advertisementlast_img read more

Barbarism at your gates – who will end the torment of Mexico’s journalists?

first_img to go further MexicoAmericas May 2, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Barbarism at your gates – who will end the torment of Mexico’s journalists? Organisation News Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas Open letter to U.S. President Barack ObamaDear President Obama,Your two-day official visit to Mexico this week coincides with World Press Freedom Day. Reporters Without Borders, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that defends freedom of information, hopes the visit will result in a firm commitment by you to help restore the rule of law and civil liberties in this country.Last Sunday, hundreds of journalists and human rights defenders staged marches in 14 Mexican states at the request of many NGOs, including ours, to demand an end to the barbarity that targets them, and an end to impunity for those responsible for the barbarityThe date chosen, 28 April, was the first anniversary of the murder of Regina Martínez, the newsweekly Proceso’s correspondent in the eastern state of Veracruz. Just four days before the marches, the dismembered body of Daniel Martínez Bazaldúa, a photographer for the newspaper Vanguardia, was found in the northern state of Coahuila. Another journalist, Gerardo Blanquet of the Radio Grande group, went missing in Coahuila on 30 April.A law approved by the Mexican congress on 25 April, making it easier for crimes against freedom of information to be addressed by the federal authorities, is a step forward but is not enough. A federal protection mechanism which was set up last October and which has so far been applied to 48 people, including 13 journalists, is also praiseworthy in principle but again is far from sufficient.In the past 10 years, Mexico has become the western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for journalists, with 86 killed and 18 missing. They include Brad Will, a U.S. cameraman working for the Indymedia agency, who was gunned down in Oaxaca on 27 October 2006. Justice has not been properly rendered in any of these cases.The continuing terror and impunity has forced many journalists, bloggers and civil society activists to go into hiding, flee the region where they live and sometimes flee the country with the help of NGOs such as ours.When Reporters Without Borders visited Mexico in March, it managed to obtain a three-month extension to the protection being provided to Anabel Hernández, an investigative journalist who is a recognized authority on drug trafficking.But these efforts fall far short of the needs of the situation, the scale and complexity of which Mexico’s leading partner countries are taking too long to recognize. And the NGOs themselves are not immune to threats. Article 19 Mexico was recently targeted.The collapse of the rule of law in Mexico directly concerns the United States. It affects the safety and work of U.S. journalists, who are often exposed to the same dangers as their Mexican colleagues. It forces more and more Mexican journalists and bloggers to flee to the United States. Finally, and above all, it reflects the failure of policies meant to combat drug trafficking and the reign of the cartels.These misfortunes are part of a horrendous national tragedy that has been fueled by a six-year-old federal offensive against drug-trafficking with a toll of 80,000 dead – an offensive that has achieved none of its declared goals. Eighty per cent of the drugs transiting through Mexico end up in the United States while 80 per cent of the arms circulating in Mexico come from the United States.In the light of this situation, we would like to put three recommendations to the U.S. federal government. We urge it to:- Make it easier for Mexican journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders to obtain asylum in the United States.- Use its influence within the Organization of American States, together with other governments, so that pressure is put on Mexico to render justice in the cases of journalists who have been murdered or who have disappeared.- Press the Mexican federal government to obtain tangible results in the investigation into U.S. cameraman Brad Will’s murder, a case that is typical of the way officials are often complicit in violations of freedom of information in Mexico.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely,Christophe DeloireReporters Without Borders secretary-general Follow the news on Mexico April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Reports Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora statelast_img read more

No Dogs Left Behind Meat Market Survivors Coming Home

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 No Dogs Left Behind Meat Market Survivors Coming Home Pinterest Facebook Twitter Jeffrey Beri, founder of No Dogs Left Behind, rescuing puppies from a slaughterhouse in Chinacenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleThe Latest: No. 1 Barty into Australian Open quarterfinalsNext articleAustralian Open: Serena Williams in Tuesday’s quarterfinals Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Mandate roundup: FRR launches €5.5bn RFP; ICGN reviews guidance

first_imgFrance’s pension reserve fund has tendered out 11 active management mandates for euro-denominated investment grade corporate bonds and high yield bonds for €5.5bn in total.The current corporate bond mandates are due to expire next year, while Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR) has previously gained exposure to high yield bonds by subscribing directly to investment funds.Anne-Marie Jourdan, chief legal officer and head of public relations at the €33.6bn investor, said it had opted for a tender process for the high yield exposure including to avoid coming up against the 20% cap FRR has on investing through collective investment funds.FRR is looking to award five euro high yield mandates for €1bn in total. Managers must have at least €250m in assets under management in active high yield strategies. Six mandates, for €4.5bn in total, are up for grabs for euro investment grade corporate bonds, with managers in this case needing to have at least €850m in assets under management in actively managed strategies in this asset class. Managers would be allowed to invest up to 15% in sub-investment grade euro-denominated corporate bonds up to a double-B rating.The current euro-denominated corporate bond mandate holders are: Allianz Global Investors, AXA Investment Managers, HSBC Global Asset Management, Insight Investment Management, Kempen Capital Management, and La Banque Postale Asset Management.The mandates are for five years, with the possibility of a one-year extension.FRR expects managers to be able to demonstrate how their investment processes incorporate environmental, social and governance considerations, and to integrate FRR’s exclusions and engagement policies.ICGN seeks ‘model mandate’ inputThe International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) is seeking feedback on its guidance on what constitutes a model contract between asset owners and managers ahead of launching a consulation on the revised guidance later this year.The organisation is aiming to review the guidance in light of developments since it was published in 2012.”While the contents of the guidance are as relevant now as when it was first published, it may not fully reflect all the issues that matter to asset owners and their beneficiaries in 2020 or the nature of their relationship with asset managers,” said the ICGN.“Nor does the guidance take account of changes made to regulation and standards in many markets since it was written.”Questions being asked by ICGN include whether the guidance has been a useful resource for asset owners, and whether it would be helpful for ICGN to publish guidance on contracts between asset managers and investment consultants.The consultation document can be found here.WPP chooses voting and engagement providerThe asset pooling entity for the Welsh local government pension scheme (LGPS) funds has appointed Robeco as its voting and engagement provider following a procurement process.As part of the appointment the Rotterdam-headquartered asset manager will help the Wales Pension Partnership (WPP) develop and frame a “robust” voting policy to be implemented across its £5bn active equity portfolio.Robeco will also work with WPP on structuring engagement principles, undertake engagement activity on behalf of WPP, and provide ongoing training and reporting to the pool and its constituent local authorities.Robeco has also been appointed for voting and/or engagement services by the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership and Local Pensions Partnership.last_img read more

More than 20,000 could get Cedar Rapids speed ticket refunds

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — More than 20,000 people could soon be eligible for reimbursement of fines and late fees collected by the city of Cedar Rapids on traffic camera citations issued between 2010 and 2018. A proposed class-action settlement shows the city has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in refunds and attorneys’ fees to end a lawsuit that challenged its two-year-old collection program. Those who paid late fees or who had their state tax refunds seized by the city will be eligible to seek up to $599. Pending court approval, notices will be sent to class members detailing the process for filing claims.last_img read more