Guardian Christmas Appeal again focuses on Katine village

first_img Howard Lake | 28 November 2008 | News  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas corporate newspaper AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Guardian Christmas Appeal again focuses on Katine village Tomorrow The Guardian and Observer newspapers will launch their annual Christmas appeal to readers. This year, for the second year running, the appeal will benefit Katine, the African village which The Guardian is tracking a three-year development project with Amref and Farm-Africa, in partnership with Barclays.The appeal gets underway with the first of two online auctions. Items on offer via eBay include dinner for eight with Sir Bob Geldof at Cecconi’s restaurant, a signed, limited edition photograph taken in Ethiopia in 1985 by Bono, and a signed Lewis Hamilton Formula 1 replica crash helmet.Launched just over a year ago, the Katine project had raised £615,649 by 31 October.www.guardian.co.uk/katine/christmas-appeal-2008 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.last_img read more

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Gunfire erupts outside Dallas federal courthouse; alleged shooter killed in gunbattle

first_imgtirc83/iStock(DALLAS) —  A gunman who appeared to be wearing tactical gear and wielding an assault rifle opened fire outside a federal courthouse in Dallas Monday morning, but no one aside from the alleged shooter appeared to be injured in the incident, police said.Police responded to what they called an active shooter incident at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in downtown Dallas at 8:50 a.m.“There has been an exchange of gunfire between a suspect and federal officers,” the Dallas Police Department wrote in a post on Twitter. “The suspect was shot and transported to an area hospital. No officers or citizens injured.”The alleged gunman, identified by federal authorities as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was gravely wounded in the gunbattle with Federal Protective Service officers, said Matthew DeSarno, special agent in charge at Federal Bureau of Investigation Dallas/Fort Worth office. Clyde was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, DeSarno said at a news conference.Cell phone video taken by a witness and shared with ABC News appeared to show the gunman dressed black tactical gear, including a bulletproof vest. The video shows him taking up a position on one side of the courthouse, peeking around a corner and pointing a rifle.The gunman is then seen running through a nearby parking lot, where the gunbattle apparently occurred.Police have yet to comment on a possible motive for the shooting.“At this time, we have no information indicating that there are other shooters, other threats to the community,” DeSarno said.The federal courthouse and nearby El Centro College were immediately placed on lockdown, according to ABC affiliate WFAA.Police bomb squad technicians were examining the suspect’s car found parked on a street near the courthouse. Dallas police said on Twitter that they were preparing to do a controlled explosion of that vehicle, but offered no further details.Aerial video showed a bomb squad robot examining the gray vehicle.Witness Don Miles told WFAA that he was walking into the courthouse for a hearing when the shooting broke out and people inside the building began streaming out.“I was walking up to the building and all of a sudden there was shooting, rapid shooting,” Miles said. “I didn’t see anybody get shot, but I did hear all the shooting. It was like 10 to 15 shots all of a sudden, at one time.”“I was walking up to the building and all of a sudden there was shooting, rapid shooting,” Miles said. “I didn’t see anybody get shot, but I did hear all the shooting. It was like 10 to 15 shots all of a sudden, at one time.”The shooting was monitored by police as far away as New York.“We continue to closely monitor the reports of an active shooter at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Downtown Dallas, Texas,” the New York Police Department counterterrorism unit tweeted. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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