Mr Motivator takes helm as MoRunning 2016 ambassador

first_img Melanie May | 21 September 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Mr Motivator takes helm as MoRunning 2016 ambassador MoRunning has announced Mr Motivator as its ambassador.MoRunning launched in 2009 to help the Movember Foundation boost its fundraising alongside its annual Movember event, and saw over 16,000 runners take part in fun runs across the country. The event asks people to put on fancy dress and a moustache and take part in 5k or 10k runs, and to either donate when they enter, or to set up a JustGiving page and fundraise.The races take place in November, with 17 scheduled for this year across the country, including Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh.MoRunning is hoping to help raise £100,000 for the Movember Foundation as part of the November’s fun runs.Mr Motivator said:“It is a great opportunity to get dressed up in fancy dress and have fun, but beyond this, there is the chance to raise awareness about men’s health, whether this is mental or physical. I hope to motivate as many people as I can, to not only have fun with this challenge, but to also raise as much money and awareness as possible.”  171 total views,  3 views today Advertisement  172 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Celebrity fundraising events Movemberlast_img read more

RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau

first_img United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Freedom of expression September 27, 2016 – Updated on September 30, 2016 RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is pleased to announce the opening of its London bureau, along with the appointment of Rebecca Vincent to serve as its Director. With supervision from RSF headquarters in Paris, the London bureau will work in close cooperation with other like-minded partner organisations to extend RSF’s reach and efficacy throughout the journalistic anglo-sphere, the UK, and the Commonwealth. Receive email alerts Home to the world’s largest and oldest broadcaster and many other world-renowned press organisations, the London bureau will serve as a strategic platform for exercising influence and action on the many fronts in which RSF is engaged: advocacy on behalf of press rights; generation of awareness behind specific campaigns, missions or actions; provision of assistance and legal aid to journalists; and education and training on cyber-security.The London bureau will join RSF’s other international bureaus in Washington D.C., Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, and Tunis, along with its International Sections in Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Stockholm, and Geneva, its Paris headquarters, and its wide network of correspondents in 130 countries, to more effectively defend the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world.RSF has recruited Rebecca Vincent, an acclaimed human rights activist, writer and former diplomat. Ms Vincent brings to RSF more than 11 years of experience in the human rights field, having started as a Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department, and including other noteworthy engagements such as work for ARTICLE 19. Most recently, Ms Vincent has worked as Coordinator of the Sport for Rights Campaign. She is an active writer, contributor and commentator for various news, research and social media outlets.“Ms Vincent is an individual who has made a difference, having worked tirelessly on a wide range of human rights and freedom of expression missions. We are fortunate to have secured her commitment and are pleased that she has joined RSF’s global team”, says Christophe Deloire, Secretary General / Reporters Without Borders.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a Paris based non-profit organisation that defends the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world. Today, 30 years since inception, Reporters Without Borders has the experience and on-the-ground support to defend freedom of information on a global scale.Press Contact: Caroline Pastorelli, [email protected], +331 44 83 84 56 Follow the news on United Kingdom August 31, 2016 Find out more to go further United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Freedom of expression News Organisation RSF urges British parliament to amend “Snoopers’ Charter”last_img read more

Dodgers put Braves on the brink in NLDS

first_imgOn Sunday, Ramirez had plenty of help.After scoring six runs against Braves starter Julio Teheran — the most he’s allowed in a game in his brief career — the Dodgers padded their lead with seven more against the vaunted Atlanta bullpen. Adrian Gonzalez went 2 for 5, Yasiel Puig went 3 for 5, and Juan Uribe went 2 for 5 as the Dodgers’ Nos. 3-6 hitters were a collective 10 for 19.Carl Crawford went 2 for 5 with his first postseason home run since 2010. He also contributed a head-over-heels catch over the left-field railing as he tumbled into the seats in the eighth inning.Early on, the game was anything but a laugher. As the runs piled up, Teheran and Dodgers left-handed starter Hyun-Jin Ryu were both out of the game by the fourth inning.Ryu had already allowed six hits and four runs when he was replaced for a pinch-hitter with the Dodgers leading 6-4 in the third inning.“He’s a guy who relies on deception and location,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “When he was over the middle of the plate, they were ready for it.”In his first MLB playoff appearance, Ryu allowed a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, on RBI singles by Chris Johnson and Evan Gattis.The Dodgers answered with four runs in the bottom of the second inning, three on the home run by Crawford.Atlanta tied the score with two runs in the top of the third inning, helped by a pair of mistakes by Ryu. The pitcher failed to touch first base while covering the back end of a potential double play, which in turn allowed Justin Upton to score the Braves’ third run. The next batter, Chris Johnson, hit a swinging-bunt dribbler up the first-base line. Ryu fielded the ball inches inside the first-base foul line and unwisely threw home, where Freddie Freeman easily slid in safely, tying it 4-4.Flustered, Ryu was allowed to finish the inning, but he was replaced by pinch-hitter Michael Young after the Dodgers scored two more off Teheran in the bottom of the third.“There was absolutely no injury whatsoever,” Ryu said. “And of course there was anxiety and I was a little bit nervous taking the mound. But I think the earlier part of the game when I had the count going my way, I think I should have honed in and focused a little more. I think those were the mistakes I made.”“It seemed like he had trouble getting settled in,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “And tonight was one of those nights — usually with him, there is more swing and miss, and there was really no swing and miss tonight.”If few expected Ryu to falter, even fewer expected the Dodgers to match a franchise record for runs in a postseason game, set in Game 2 of the 1956 World Series.Ramirez led off the third inning with a double and scored on an RBI single by Gonzalez, putting the Dodgers ahead for good at 5-4.A two-out RBI single by Skip Schumaker padded the Dodgers’ lead at 6-4. Left-hander Alex Wood replaced Teheran with two outs in the third inning, Wood fared no better than his predecessor. He bobbled a routine ground ball hit back to the mound by Crawford, who reached on the error then scored on Ramirez’s triple. After Puig singled to score Ramirez, Uribe hit a two-run home run to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 10-4.RBI singles by Ramirez, Gonzalez and Puig gave the Dodgers a 13-4 lead in the eighth inning.A two-run home run by Jason Heyward off Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez in the ninth inning provided the final score.“There are no moral victories,” Mattingly said. “You don’t get to add total points together or anything like that. So it’s one win, it’s over at this point. We get a chance to close the door tomorrow.” All it took was one big win for the Dodgers to feel that momentum is on their side.“We’re in stage one,” reliever J.P. Howell said. “You can sense it, where we’re heading.”The longer the series goes, the further Ramirez heads into the history books.The Dodgers’ shortstop, who is participating in his first postseason after 1,095 career regular-season games, has six extra-base hits in the series. That matches a Los Angeles Dodgers record set by Steve Garvey in the 1978 National League Championship Series.“Right now, I’m not thinking,” he said. “Just look at the ball and hit it, whatever the pitch is. It’s an unbelievable feeling when you’re thinking less, just produce, go out there and have fun and play hard.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Hanley Ramirez had just finished answering a question in Spanish about how happy he was in Los Angeles when he said, in English, “everything I do, I do for my team and for the city.”The National League Division Series is only three games old, but Ramirez has already done a lot..Ramirez went 3 for 4 and finished a home run shy of the cycle in the Dodgers’ 13-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers lead the best-of-5 series 2-1. They can clinch their first trip to the National League Championship Series since 2009 on their home field Monday. If the Braves win Game 4, a deciding Game 5 will be played Wednesday in Atlanta.last_img read more