Charity Christmas number one contenders

first_imgCharity Christmas number one contenders The Mortgage Industry Collective & End Youth HomelessnessThe Mortgage Industry Collective has released a charity Christmas single to highlight homelessness in the UK. Take Me Home was recorded earlier this month by the Mortgage Industry Collective, and is about life on the streets in the UK. Proceeds will go to End Youth Homelessness. Tagged with: christmas music [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzKdnHT1zqg[/youtube]The Celebs & GOSH CharityLionel Blair, Anne Hegerty, Shona McGarty and Gail Porter are among the celebrities on Rock with Rudolph, a Christmas single to raise cash for Great Ormond Street’s Children’s Hospital Charity.  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-IlumUWou8&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]SOS launch Saved a SoldierSave Our Soldier has launched Saved a Soldier, produced by record producer Charles Bailey and featuring RnB band BRB. There is also a video, featuring actress Leila Ayad, which tells the story of a soldier struggling with Post Traumatic Stress who is helped after contacting Save Our Soldier. All profits will go to SOS and will be used to raise awareness, provide resources and train more coaches. Melanie May | 17 December 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruD81TBZ8vI[/youtube]Basil Brush & Shooting Star ChaseBasil Brush has released White Christmas: the famous fox’s Christmas single in support of Shooting Star Chase. Advertisementcenter_img 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 www.thepurplepim.com. The countdown is on. What song will be crowned this year’s Christmas number one, and will it be one that is raising funds for charity? Here is a list of some of the charity contenders hoping to scale the charts. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG2FoWl71Ok[/youtube]James Bowen & The Big Issue FoundationStreet Cat Bob’s owner James Bowen has penned two songs for Christmas: And Then Came Bob, and Time To Move On, in aid of The Big Issue Foundation. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=8iEB8bfP7wE[/youtube] LadBaby & The Trussell TrustLadBaby has released the comic We Built This City…. on sausage rolls: an updated version of the 1985 Starship classic. It is available on iTunes and Amazon for 99p with all download profits donated to The Trussell Trust. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=7vp9Jlfgflc[/youtube]Out of the Blue & Helen & Douglas HouseOxford University’s all-male acapella group Out of the Blue does an annual Christmas single, and this year has recorded a cover of Wham’s Last Christmas. The group is raising funds for Helen & Douglas House. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqyfnSBl7sw[/youtube]X Factor winning song, Together for Short Lives & Shooting Star ChaseVAT from sales of X Factor 2018 winner Dalton Harris’s single The Power of Love is being donated to children’s charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase. The government made the announcement on 1 December.  205 total views,  1 views today A huge shout out and well done to Sing It Bold Community Choir #Nottingham. Fostering Dimensions are proud to sponsor this wonderful choir who made their debut performance last weekend! Aren’t they fantastic?! https://t.co/GyoHxEfwBE— Fostering Dimensions (@FosteringDimens) December 12, 2018Sing it Bold & Emmanuel HouseSing it Bold Community Gospel Choir’s Christmas single is called Now, and will raise money for Nottingham charity Emmanuel House. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3W2CFUa1MY[/youtube]The Fire Tones & The Fire Fighter’s CharityThe Fire Tones: an ensemble of fire and rescue service personnel from across the UK has joined forces to record a cover of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity and The Band Aid Charity Trust. Recorded in a single day in October, 40 fire and rescue service personnel from across the country descended on the BIMM music college in Birmingham. Proceeds from the single will be split evenly between the charities.last_img read more

How far will the crackdown on dissent go?

first_img Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that the opposition news websites Grani.ru, Kasparov.ru and EJ.ru are being blocked. The communications regulatory agency Roskomnadzor announced this evening that they “have been added to the unified register of banned content at the request of the prosecutor general’s office of the Russian Federation.”Well-known opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s blog on LiveJournal is also being blocked.“It is clear from the blocking of these sites a day after the dismissal of Lenta.ru’s editor that we are at a turning point for online freedom of information in Russia,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “We call on Roskomnadzor to explain itself and to reverse this outrageous decision.“This new jump in censorship is unfortunately the predictable consequence of the adoption of a law in late December that allows the prosecutor-general’s office and Roskomnadzor to block any content they regard as ‘extremist’ without referring to a judge. We expressed our alarm at the time about the broad and vague character of this concept, which includes calling for unauthorized demonstrations.”Deloire added: “If the Russian constitution still means anything, the authorities must repeal this provision, which took effect on 1 February and which legalizes the most arbitrary censorship.”The Roskomnadzor communiqué said Grani.ru, Kasparov.ru and EJ.ru “are disseminating calls for participation in unauthorized mass actions.” It provided no other details. In an interview for the Gazeta.ru news site, Grani.ru CEO Yulia Berezovskaya said she had not idea what the offending content was. She also said she had received no prior warning or explanation from Roskomnadzor.According to Roskomnadzor, Alexei Navalny’s blog violated his house arrest order. Navalny is charged with embezzlement and, on 28 February, a court prohibited him from leaving his home or using any means for communication. To get round the ban, Navalny said he had asked his wife and colleagues to update the blog on the basis of the notes he gave them.Internet users in several parts of Russia also said this evening that the Echoes of Moscow independent radio station was blocked. The radio station’s editor-in-chief, Alexei Venediktov, said on Twitter that the Akado and Biznessviazholding access providers were blocking it. But for the time being it is not on the unified register of banned content and Reporters Without Borders has not been able to obtain any further information.(Image: Screen capture from Roskomnadzor website) RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing March 13, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 How far will the crackdown on dissent go? Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News May 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts to go further News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russialast_img read more