Hallmark Cards announces fifth year of Cards for a Cure™

first_img 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. Tagged with: corporate Trading Howard Lake | 25 November 2010 | News Hallmark Cards announces fifth year of Cards for a Cure™ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Greetings cards publisher Hallmark Cards has announced that it will be running its ‘Cards For A Cure™’ campaign in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign for the fifth consecutive year, which will bring its total donations to £1.25 million.The campaign, which runs around Mother’s Day 2011, will see Hallmark Cards contribute £250,000 to Breast Cancer Campaign and Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Society. The money is contributed annually irrespective of card and gift sales and is used to fund breast cancer research projects at centres across the UK and Ireland.Christina Partakides, Breast Cancer Campaign’s Corporate Partnerships Manager said: “Hallmark’s staggering £1.25 million donation and continued support has made a major difference to breast cancer research projects throughout the UK and Ireland”.www.hallmark.co.uklast_img read more

Court imposes heavy fine on three journalists for insulting president

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election RSF_en Coulibaly Seydou, the managing editor of the privately-owned daily Le Jour Plus, Frédéric Koffi, its editor, and Edouard Gonto, one of his journalists, were today jointly fined a total of 15 million CFA francs (22,867 euros) by an Abidjan court for “contempt of the head of state” in an article that said President Gbagbo’s wife was partly to blame for the dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan.Their lawyer has filed an appeal, and until the outcome is known, they will not have to pay the fine.————————————14.09.06 – Managing editor, journalist and editor charged with “offense against the head of state”Reporters Without Borders urged the Ivorian justice system to accept that journalist Edouard Gonto and managing editor Coulibaly Seydou of the privately-owned daily Le Jour Plus have been treated unfairly and should be acquitted.The two journalists, who were arrested on 12 September 2006, were released on the evening of 13 September after learning form the state prosecutor they were being charged with “offence against the head of state”. Organisation RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News The two are summoned to appear before an Abidjan court on 15 September, along with the editor of Le Jour Plus, Frédéric Koffy. In the absence of the managing editor, he headed the editorial team on the day of publication of the offending article – which claimed the president’s wife, Simone Gbagbo, was partly responsible for the dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan.They face a fine of up to 20 millions CFA francs (about 30,500 euros).”The release of these two journalists is certainly good news, but they should never have been arrested and detained in the first place,” the press freedom organisation said.“The Ivorian presidency has a number of other ways to seek redress, including the publication of a right to reply, a denial or to refer the case to the bodies which regulate the media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Instead of which it prefers to use an out-dated method which is at the margins of legality”.————-13.09.2006 – Two journalists arrested for linking president’s wife to toxic waste dumped in AbidjanReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the arrest of Coulibaly Seydou, the managing editor of the privately-owned daily Le Jour Plus, and Edouard Gonto, one of his journalists, because of article claiming the president’s wife, Simone Gbagbo, was partly responsible for the dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan.“This is a scandal that only makes sense if you accept that the laws do not apply when the media criticise the president’s wife,” the press freedom organisation said. “The fact that a newspaper violates a taboo is no excuse for circumventing the law to get two journalists imprisoned. The only option for the authorities now is to release Seydou and Gonto at once.”Press offences ceased to be punishable by imprisonment in Côte d’Ivoire after the law was amended last year.Seydou and Gonto were summoned by the prosecutor general yesterday September after the newspaper ran a special feature on the toxic waste dumped in Abidjan, which has been blamed for a number of deaths. They were held overnight at the gendarmerie’s criminal investigation department and were taken to the prosecutor’s office this morning.It was not know what charges would be brought against them as the hearing was still continuing as this press release was issued.In its 11 September issue, Le Jour Plus published a dossier entitled, “Toxic waste: Mme Gbagbo at the heart of the scandal.” In one of the articles, Gonto claimed that President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, the director-general of Abidjan’s port and the governor of the district of Abidjan all approved the deal under which the owner of the merchant vessel Probo Kaola was able to offload waste in various places in the city using a specially-created company. The article said the president’s office was nonetheless unaware that the waste was toxic and was misled about the quantity involved. September 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court imposes heavy fine on three journalists for insulting president to go further October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Santorellis to retire after more than 30 years

first_img Shari Santorelli poses at the piano. Pinterest By admin – May 6, 2018 Local News Santorellis to retire after more than 30 years Twitter Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Two mainstays of the Midland Odessa Symphony will play their last concert together May 12.Michael and Shari Santorelli joined MOSC 34 years ago. Michael plays the trumpet with the Lone Star Brass and co-principal of trumpet and Shari is the accompanist for the orchestra and chorale.Both will have chairs at $75,000 each endowed in their honor.The couple is likely familiar to area music educators in the area as they have been affiliated with the local school districts and several educational institutions, colleges and universities. Michael Santorelli performs while his wife, Shari, accompanies him on the piano. The couple has been with the symphony for 34 years. WhatsApp Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale.MOSC Michael Santorelli.MOSC Shari Santorelli. Twitter Shari and Michael Santorelli pose for a photo. The couple has been with the MOSC for 34 years and are retiring. OC employee of the year always learning Shari and Michael Santorelli pose for a photo. The couple has been with the MOSC for 34 years and are retiring. Facebook Pinterest In 1992, the symphony was at a crossroads, Development Director Violet Singh said. Prior to that year, when there was a bust, fewer sponsorships were sold and subscriptions declined, which affected what was presented to the community.“So board at the time decided to start endowment fund. Their intention was that the earnings of the endowment fund would enable the symphony to maintain its artistic offerings to the community where it will not be much reduction in the artistry of what we do every year,” Singh said.The MOSC has announced that the endowed chairs for Michael J. Santorelli and Shari Santorelli have both been endowed by Karen and Spencer Beal.The Beal’s family ties to the MOSC stretches from its inception in 1962 through today and Spencer and Karen represent a second generation continuing a legacy of philanthropy that impacts the lives of residents in the Permian Basin and beyond, Singh said in an email.“It’s our privilege to honor Mike and Shari Santorelli with endowed chairs for the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale. We appreciate their more than 30-plus years of dedicated service to our communities. We wish them all our best on their future endeavors,” the Beals said in a statement.The Santorellis played their final Masterworks concert April 7 and their final pops and family concert May 12.If a professional performance is a month or two out, Michael Santorelli said he has to practice two hours every day to maintain his abilities.Shari Santorelli added that the music has become more challenging, as well.Michael Santorelli said the prospect is bittersweet. Shari Santorelli said they would miss the symphony.“It’s time for us to pass the baton,” Shari Santorelli said. “We’ve enjoyed it and we could stay, but I think it’s time for us to do other things, to travel, to visit family.”Both said they have to devote a lot of time to practice, which gets more difficult as the years go on. Michael is 67 and Shari is 66.The couple has three children and two grandchildren.More Information Michael Santorelli laughs during a performance with the MOSC. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Schools should grandfather students affected badly by rezoningNext articleJP runoff early voting begins May 14 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Santorellis to retire after more than 30 years 1 of 4 Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more