Irish police hunt bogus collectors

first_imgIrish police hunt bogus collectors Howard Lake | 24 January 2010 | News  23 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Community fundraising Ireland Law / policy Gardaí are investigating bogus charity workers who took up a collection for the victims of Haiti’s earthquake last weekend, according to the Irish Times.A group of women, claiming to be from the Red Cross, collected money in pubs in Limerick at the weekend.There have also been reports in the UK that bogus collections have been undertaken for Haiti.The bogus collectors told unsuspecting drinkers that they were from Laois and part of a nationwide collection for emergency disaster relief.The scam was uncovered when a bona fide Red Cross volunteer confronted them in a Dublin pub and asked to see their permits.Hilary Parkinson, spokeswoman for the charity in Limerick, told the Irish Times that the bogus collectors had printed off the main page from the Red Cross website to authenticate the collection and also showed a provisional driving licence. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

South Donegal Deputy says he is not overly worried about safety after death threat

first_img Previous articleDerry mother makes emotional appeal to those who fired shot at her homeNext articleUlster Bank confirms all delayed credits have been processed News Highland Twitter By News Highland – October 25, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows South Donegal Deputy says he is not overly worried about safety after death threatcenter_img A South Donegal Deputy claims that he is not overly worried about his safety after receiving a death threat for speaking out against right-wing anti-immigrant hate speech.Martin Kenny has received what he describes as several “racist” messages in recent days after voicing concerns about what he believes is a ‘far-right’ influence in debates over plans to accommodate asylum seekers in Ballinamore in Leitrim.The Sinn Fein TD reported to Gardai a message he received this week which referred to him as a “traitor” and claimed that he would be “executed.”He told Shannonside Northern Sound that he has received several disturbing messages in recent days:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! What’s the Best Golden Globe-Winning Musical?

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. We know that the only awards you really truly deeply love are the Audience Choice Awards, and we’re with you on that. Nevertheless, Hollywood is having a big night on January 10, when the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards are presented. There are a bazillion categories, but the one closest to our hearts is the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Unfortunately, there are no musicals nominated this year, but there have been some amazing ones that have won that category in the past. This got us thinking that we should ask you to list your fave GG musical winners on ranking site Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip kicked off this new challenge with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on!last_img read more

Iwobi’s Everton step up for EPL duel against Palace

first_imgEverton have stepped up preparations for Saturday’s Premier League match at home to Crystal Palace with another intensive training session at USM Finch Farm. Everton, from being in the relegation zone two months ago, are now talking about the prospect of Europe. Win against Crystal Palace and they will move within one point of fifth! Palace meanwhile are the Premier League’s lowest scorers and are six games without a win. They have a slight cushion to the bottom three currently but slide any lower and nerves will be increasingly growing. Everton midfielder Fabian Delph must serve a one-match ban as a consequence of his sending off against Watford last weekend. Andre Gomes could return later this month after recovering swiftly from a serious ankle injury. Crystal Palace loanee Cenk Tosun, who missed the last game because of a hamstring problem, is ineligible to face his parent club while Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlupp are long-term absentees. The Palace future of Roy Hodgson, out of contract in the summer with an extension yet to be finalised, remains a big talking point. Almost as much as the club’s failure to add recruits in the January transfer window, a shortcoming that has left Hodgson cutting a frustrated figure. “I think we know, as a football club, that we need to make more inroads into improving our squad and rejuvenating our squad and bringing in some fresh faces, because an awful lot of faces that I still work with every day were here when I came to the club and I have inherited them.” Read Also:Everton move has made me a better player – Iwobi “There is no panic, only calmness, assessing the situation, taking it in his stride and looking forward to getting back to work the next day.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

As Syracuse advances deeper into the NCAA Tournament, will Syracuse win a national championship?

first_img Published on March 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Remember that time Syracuse was playing Gonzaga and the feisty Bulldog attack was supposed to expose a planet-sized hole in the Orange’s game plan after Rick Jackson committed his third foul?  Yeah, me neither.The truth is, Syracuse chugged along Saturday with its biggest weakness exposed, flapping behind it like a loose bumper on the highway, begging for the well-equipped Zags to take a stab at it. And 30 minutes later, Wes Johnson and company were still rolling, ignoring the ‘check engine’ light and plowing through their second-round matchup. It should have been a distraction, or at least a bump along the way, but the Orange ended up winning the game by 22 — the Bulldogs just another blurry vision in the rearview mirror.It has been the same story all year. We all thought Syracuse would eventually slip up. It never did. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s that kind of resilience that shows why Syracuse will win the national championship. ‘We took it amongst ourselves to go out there and play hard,’ Johnson said. ‘We’re coming off the two-game losing streak and winning the previous game with Vermont. We came here and played our game of basketball. That was the main thing we were trying to do.’ The story last Sunday was supposed to be about life without injured center Arinze Onuaku and moving on without the ‘seven-starter’ rotation that had gotten Syracuse to the Big Dance in the first place. But by day’s end, all the chatter was about how dynamic Johnson played, how freshman point guard Brandon Triche appears more confident than ever, and how Andy Rautins continues to keep his team humble and emotionally under control. The game showed that Syracuse wasn’t mired in a funk following the Big East tournament, just as it showed that SU wasn’t just a polished clunker with no horsepower like some of its conference counterparts. ‘Syracuse basketball is about being ready to play and being consistent,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘We’re usually ready to play.’It has gotten to the point where this isn’t really that much of a bold statement. Forget Bracketology, how Syracuse fares against mid-majors or its record west of the Mississippi.The reason Syracuse is primed for a national championship is because of moments like the ones Sunday against Gonzaga. It has been right in front of our eyes the whole time. Throughout the season, there were a million occurrences when the Orange was expected to fail and it proved everybody wrong. North Carolina was supposed to be too tall, too physical for Syracuse in November. Cornell was pegged as the quintessential trap game, the ideal opportunity for SU to come crashing back down to earth before the conference schedule started. With a banged-up Johnson, Syracuse was supposed to struggle against Villanova in front of a sold-out Dome, just like it was against Georgetown down in D.C. And when facing Gonzaga, the Orange was supposed to struggle without one half of its two-headed frontcourt monster. The team has been hearing these doubts, these second guesses since Midnight Madness, and it’s getting to the point where Syracuse deserves the benefit of the doubt. If there’s a leak in the frontcourt, it’s more than likely they’ll fix it. If the opposition has better guard play, chances are SU will be able to game plan around it. It’s the same thing the team’s been doing all year. ‘We try to play with a chip on our shoulder whenever we go out there,’ sophomore guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘It was a team that was doubted in the beginning of the year. Every time we go out there we try to take it one game at a time and play Syracuse basketball. ‘Coming into the Tournament, we had lost two games straight. People kind of turned their heads. Then we lost Arinze Onuaku. We knew it was a good team all year and we could stick together and just play basketball.’And now, as Syracuse begins the final drive toward another Final Four, there’s going to be a whole new set of doubts and concerns. What will SU do if Butler gets red hot from beyond the 3-point arc? How will it contain Kansas State’s Jacob Pullen in the Elite Eight? Will Evan Turner or John Wall take over and crush the dream in Indianapolis? At this point, we might now know a little better. Think about the last time you doubted Syracuse this season and remember what happened. Odds will say 30 out of 34 times you were better off ignoring it and trusting in the team that has defied all of our expectations. Conor Orr is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Neymar: I’m not a machine

first_imgSantos star Neymar has once more voiced his dismay with the way he was treated during Brazil’s 1-0 international friendly win over South Africa on Friday.The tricky attacker was booed by his own fans as the Selecao struggled to impress against the 2010 World Cup hosts, and Neymar feels that people are perhaps expecting too much of him.“I felt sick because of what happened against South Africa. I am not a machine,” he was quoted as saying by Globo Esporte.“I was exhausted after Friday’s match, both physically and mentally.“I just want to keep on playing and help Santos and the national team.”Brazil will be looking to improve on Friday’s performance in the upcoming friendly against China on September 11.last_img read more

Chelsea v Real Madrid

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho will come up against Real Madrid just two month after leaving the Spanish club as the two sides clash in the final of the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.The Portuguese tactician departed the Bernabeu in June to take up the manager’s position at Stamford Bridge for a second time, and will now confront his former employers in a highly anticipated pre-season friendly in the United States.Much of the pre-match hype has revolved around the recent comments made by Mourinho regarding compatriot and Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, where the boss claimed ‘there is only one Ronaldo,’ referring to the former Brazil international striker who Mourinho coached as an assistant during the pair’s time at Barcelona.That jibe now appears to have upped the stakes of what is scheduled as a friendly, leaving pride on the line in what promises to be a thrilling affair.New Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will himself be looking to pull one over his old club, having worked at the Blues between 2009 and 2011, while he will also be hoping to continue their unbeaten run in pre-season ahead of his debut campaign with the Galacticos.last_img read more