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. Thief steals from players in charity rugby match 25 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 March 2004 | News A thief stole an estimated £8,000 worth of personal valuables from players taking part in a fundraising rugby match in aid of Milly’s Fund, the charity set up in memory of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.Rings, wallets, watches and cash were among the items stolen from the changing rooms at Esher Rugby Club in Surrey, according to the BBC. The thief is reported to have claimed that he was working at the fundraising event. Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people
HMAS Toowoomba forms new crew View post tag: HMAS Toowoomba August 17, 2016 View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has formed a new crew, for the first time since 2010, thereby achieving a significant milestone, the navy said.Personnel formed up to crew HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia, on August 1. The frigate is expected to undock next month.Toowoomba Commanding Officer, Commander Stuart Watters, said the event marked a significant achievement in force generation at a time of increased demand from the fleet since the introduction of new capabilities such as the Canberra class amphibious ships.Toowoomba is the seventh frigate to receive the upgrade, which involves the installation of Australian-developed radar technology.However, unlike the previous upgrades, Toowoomba will not undergo a crew swap – where a crew from a ship about to enter deep maintenance take responsibility of a ship coming out of maintenance. Rather, the warship will start with a whole new crew.Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer, described Toowoomba’s reactivation as a “significant challenge”, effectively returning her from an empty shell to an operational and seaworthy vessel.“I am confident Toowoomba can overcome the challenges and be ready to participate in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2017 – a bi-lateral exercise between US and Australian defence forces,” he said.Toowoomba is expected to return to Fleet Base West by late November and commence her work up in early 2017. View post tag: ASMD Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Toowoomba forms new crew Authorities Share this article
A court run by Yemen’s Huthi rebels has upheld the death sentence of a Baha’i over his religion in defiance of international appeals, the community said Monday.Hamed bin Haydara, who has been detained since 2013, was not allowed into Sunday’s hearing in the capital Sanaa that rejected his appeal against the sentence imposed more than a year ago, the community said.The Baha’i International Community in a statement said it was “utterly dismayed at this outrageous verdict” and urged the court to overturn it. The Baha’i faith calls for unity among religions and equality between men and women.Haydara is one of six Baha’is detained by Yemen’s Huthi rebels and has spent months in prison where he suffered beatings and electric shocks, according to the community.Huthi courts have started prosecution of more than 20 Baha’is and called for the dissolution of the faith’s institutions in Yemen.The Huthis control much of Yemen despite a US-backed military campaign led by Saudi Arabia, which has been widely criticized for attacks that have killed civilians.Topics : “At a time when the international community is battling a global health crisis, it is incomprehensible that the authorities in Sanaa have upheld a death sentence against an innocent individual solely because of his beliefs instead of focusing on safeguarding the population, including Baha’is,” said Diane Ala’i, the community’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva.The United States and other nations as well as human rights groups have voiced alarm over the Huthi rebels’ treatment of Yemen’s small Baha’i community.The rebels are linked to Iran, whose Shiite clerical regime bans the Baha’i faith, even while granting religious freedom to other minorities including Christians and Jews.The Baha’i faith was founded in the 19th century by an Iranian, the Baha’u’llah. Believers consider him a prophet, a sharp contrast with the orthodox Islamic view that Mohammed was God’s final messenger.