Global Citizen Award opens for entries

first_imgGlobal Citizen Award opens for entries  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 25 April 2016 | News Nominations have opened for the annual Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award, which rewards individuals who have contributed towards improving the global community.This year’s winner will be honoured at a gala fundraising dinner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in London on 11th November.The annual laureate is chosen by an independent Award Committee, which this year includes: Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal of Jordan, Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, Senator Joelle Garriaud-Maylam, Secretary of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces, Senate of France, Paris, Professor Dr. Khalid Koser OBE, Executive Director of GCERF and Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Council on Migration, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Leigh Foster, Chief of Events, Campaigns and Goodwill Ambassadors, UNHCR, Geneva, Dr. Marek Urban CSsR, Councillor of the Henley & Partners Foundation, Krakow, and Namira Salim, Global Explorer and Artist, Monaco.The award consists of a commemorative medal, an award certificate signed by the President of the Award Committee and a USD 50,000 monetary prize, of which USD 25,000 is donated to UNHCR.Leigh Foster of the UNHCR said:“Ideally we want to honour those whose work is innovative and visionary.  A candidate’s work should also have a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in society.”Last year, the Global Citizen Award was presented to German entrepreneur Harald Höppner who founded the refugee aid project Sea Watch. The non-profit organisation has rescued thousands of refugees from capsized boats during its patrols of the Mediterranean Sea.Nominations can be submitted at until 1st July. Advertisementcenter_img  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Awards 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 read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Confident Colombia take on nervous Japan at Saransk

first_imgColombia will be looking to start their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign on a high when they take on lower-ranked Japan at Saransk on Tuesday.Colombia won the fans over in Brazil four years ago and would be eager to do the same with their style of play is Russia.Colombia may have to start without the 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez, who missed the team training due to muscle fatigue.Rodriguez, who was the top scorer in Brazil 2014 with six goals in five matches, is reportedly been suffering from an injury to his left calf. However, top scorer Radamel Falcao is fit and will have to shoulder the added responsibility in case Rodriguez sits out.The Andean nation is ranked 16th to Japan’s 61st, and history is on their side too – Colombia beat the “Blue Samurais” 4-1 in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”We’re going to conquer Russia,” Falcao posted on Instagram recently alongside a picture of the South Americans decked out in ties on their plane to Russia.Yellow-shirted Colombia definitely conquered fans in Brazil four years ago with scintillating counter-attacking style and salsa-infused goal celebrations which propelled them to quarter-finals, their best result ever.But they went on to have an uninspiring World Cup qualifying campaign for Russia. They scored just 21 goals during the gruelling two-year, 18-match South American qualifiers and limped over the line with three points from their last four games to claim fourth spot.The squad led by Argentine coach Jose Pekerman are vowing to boost their attacking prowess in the hard-to-call Group H and prove that their run in Brazil was not just a one-off.advertisement”We have to take the initiative. We’re a team that’s characterized itself for that. We need to have confidence to go up front. But we also can’t lose defensive strength,” midfielder Abel Aguilar said on Friday.Fresh from losing several friendly matches since qualifying for the World Cup, Japan is nervous at the prospect of facing AS Monaco’s Falcao and Rodriguez — on loan from Real Madrid at Bayern Munich.Japan head coach Akira Nishino, a former international midfielder who took over in April, said last month that beating Colombia would be a “small miracle.”Nishino has named an experienced World Cup team – including three players with more than 100 caps – Yuto Nagatomo, Shinji Okazaki and captain Makoto Hasebe.”The quality of the Colombian team has gone up, and they have height and athleticism,” said Fortuna Duesseldorf’s Takashi Usami this month. “We have to adjust the quality of our ball delivery and the recipient’s timing to meet the ball.”After Japan, Colombia take on tougher Group H rivals Poland and Senegal.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more