June 23

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgNEWPORT, WALES – JANUARY 25: Both teams run into the changing rooms as the match is abandoned for 5 mins due to a heavy hail storm during the LV Cup match between Newport Gwent Dragons and Northampton Saints at Rodney Parade on January 25, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Cardiff BluesHarlequinsLeicester TigersSaracens Dickson’s act means he will miss his own home leg of the series, which takes place in Wellington, New Zealand on 7 and 8 February.center_img The SinnersBurns bungles itHe thought he saw a chance to score a vital try for England Saxons, the smallest of gaps on the blindside of a maul right on the Ireland Wolfhounds’ line. With the Saxons trailing 14-8 and the match in its final play, Freddie Burns went for glory, trying to single-handedly secure the try which would then set up a match-winning conversion chance for him. But the fly-half went from potential hero to zero when the ball slipped out of his grasp as he dived into the corner and ended up hitting the touch-judge instead of the turf.His expression afterwards said it all, as he lay prone on the turf with his head in his hands. The error rounded off a disappointing afternoon for the Burns, who was trying to play his way back into the running for the England No 10 jersey. He missed a conversion and a penalty for the Saxons, hitting the woodwork with both, and he threw a few wild passes in open play too. The conditions were difficult in the wind and rain, but Burns and the Saxons had hoped for better.Take cover! A storm forces the players off at Rodney ParadeStorm forceEuropean rugby players are used to playing in the wind and the rain, but the conditions at the Twickenham Stoop for Saturday’s LV= Cup clash between Harlequins and Leicester went from bad to potentially disastrous as the game neared its climax.The referee was forced to call time nine minutes early as such a storm hit the ground that advertising hoardings were blown onto the pitch and some scaffolding on the South Stand was threatening to come down.Harlequins were leading 20-6 at the time and the final score was allowed to stand by the cup organisers, but the dangerously foul weather ruined the afternoon for many of the supporters.Further west, Newport Gwent Dragons’ LV= Cup clash with Northampton Saints had to be stopped for a few minutes during the first half due to a hailstorm, but was then completed successfully, albeit in atrocious conditions.Roll on spring!Sinner SamNew Zealand Sevens star Sam Dickson picked up a nine match ban for gouging an opponent during the pool match against Fiji at the Las Vegas Sevens. Such serious foul play is a rare occurence in the HSBC Sevens World Series, hence the length of the ban. No way through: Ireland Wolfhounds Iain Henderson (left) and Darren Cave stop Saxons centre Matt HopperBy Katie FieldThe SaintsGreen machineThe O2 Ireland Wolfhounds proved that excellent defence is just as valuable as exciting attacking play as they defeated England Saxons 14-8 on Saturday. The English team had more than 60% of possession and spent long periods of the game battering away at the Ireland 22, but the more experienced visitors defended superbly and refused to buckle.The Wolfhounds conceded just one try, an interception snaffled up and run in by Anthony Watson, but their excellent one-on-one tackling – they made more than 120 tackles – and their faultless defensive organisation meant England could not breach the barricade again.Home boysSam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones both put a desire to stay at home in Wales ahead of the megabucks they could have earned in France by signing new contracts this week. Jones opted to stay with the Ospreys for the next two years, putting a long-term end to speculation about his future.Warburton’s new contract caused more of a stir as he became the first player to sign for the Welsh Rugby Union on a central contract. It means the Union, not Cardiff Blues, will have to foot the bill for his wages and he will be “leased” free of charge to the Blues outside of the international window.The Welsh regions have said they will not play any centrally contracted players until their current war with the union ends, but surely it will be resolved before the start of next season?The Wales’ captain’s decision attracted criticism from people who are anti-central contracts, but ultimately Warburton has put Wales first, so should be applauded for his loyalty.Jackson on songJackson Wray blasted through for two tries within five second-half minutes to help Saracens beat Newcastle 41-8 and claim a place in the semi-finals of LV= Cup. The 23-year-old back row, who has made six Aviva Premiership and two Heineken Cup starts this season, grabbed his opportunities well, while scrum-half Ben Spencer was also key to the victory, kicking 21 points and missing just one attempt.Saracens had played the Sharks from South Africa 24 hours earlier (and beaten them 23-15) so to defeat the Falcons with such ease proved what strength in depth they have in their 41-man squad.last_img read more

June 20

Brazil’s churches respond to Zika virus through Lent campaign

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Anglican Alliance staffPosted Feb 12, 2016 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Alliance] The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil has joined with other churches in the country to raise awareness of the Zika virus and promote preventative measures through an ecumenical Lenten campaign for a healthy environment.The campaign, “Care for our Common Home,” lifts up the right to clean water and sanitation in Brazil, a significant economy but with great inequality and severe gaps in basic services and environmental standards. The mosquito which transmits the Zika virus is able to breed where there are pools of water left standing in the environment.“CONIC’s [National Council of Christian Churches in Brazil] mission is to strengthen the ‘ecumenism of service and justice.’ This international ecumenical Lenten Campaign can help to achieve that, so the struggle to prevent diseases and the spread of the mosquito in this period is essential,” Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil (IEAB) Bishop Flavio Irala, President of CONIC, has said.Care for Our Common Home is rooted in the biblical text calling for justice to “roll down like waters” and righteousness “like an ever flowing stream” (Amos 5:24). CONIC coordinates the campaign, which links churches with faith-based organizations and social movements.The Zika virus is spreading rapidly and has now been detected in at least 23 countries across the Americas, leading the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a global public health emergency.The virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Pregnant women are at particular risk due to a suspected link between the Zika virus and microcephaly in babies, a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age. According to WHO, if microcephaly is combined with poor brain growth, developmental disabilities may result. Around 4000 babies have been born with microcephaly in Brazil since October 2015.WHO is advising in particular women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites.The need for proper sanitation is also critical. According to the WHO, any amount of standing water is a potential mosquito breeding site and needs to be cleaned, emptied, covered, or otherwise treated. This is a particular challenge in urban areas, where poor sanitation leaves pools of water hidden in waste grounds and amongst refuse.For IEAB, the current Zika crisis is a key moment to promote community action and advocate for a strong governmental response to ensure sustainable and just living conditions.“Half of the population of Brazil has no access to sanitation and a great number have no clean water. The outbreak of Zika is an example of the neglectful situation in which our people live. All of this can be overcome with education, mobilisation and public policies that take into consideration the preservation of the environment,” noted Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, IEAB primate, in lending his support to the Lenten Campaign.The Anglican Alliance welcomes the IEAB’s engagement in “Care for Our Common Home.”“Access to health care and proper sanitation, such as safe water, sewage treatment and garbage collection, are targets of the new Sustainable Development Goals and fundamental elements for communities to live in health and dignity,” said Anglican Alliance co-executive director, the Rev. Rachel Carnegie.The Anglican Alliance will continue to monitor the situation of the Zika public health emergency, highlight advice from the WHO and share examples of responses within the Anglican Communion.“With its presence in every community, the churches have a key role to play in raising awareness on prevention of the Zika virus, as well as advocating with governments on water and sanitation issues,” she said.On behalf of the churches in Brazil,Carnegie asked members of the Anglican Communion to remember in prayer families who have been affected by this public health emergency or are living in anxiety. “Pray that they will receive care and support at this time.”––––––––––––––––––––––––Zika virus preventative measuresUse insect repellentWear clothes (preferably light coloured) that cover as much of the body as possibleCover openings in buildings with screens, and close doors and windowsSleep under mosquito nets, especially during the day, when mosquitoes are most activeEmpty, clean or cover containers that can hold water, such as buckets, flower pots and tyresIn particular women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant who should take extra care to protect themselves from the bites of the mosquito that transmits Zika.Source: WHOWhile the usual symptoms of the Zika virus are not severe (mild fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain and headaches), the suspected link to microcephaly in babies is serious and preventative measures are crucial. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Health & Healthcare, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Lent, Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC ––––––––––––––––––––––––Related ResourcesRead the 2016 Lenten Message from the IEAB Primate in English and Portuguese Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Brazil’s churches respond to Zika virus through Lent campaign The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY South America Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

June 19

Missing Child Alert: 16-year-old Apopka girl missing

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFDLEMissing Child Alert Previous articleSullivan’s staff returns to Apopka this monthNext articleBill Arrowsmith Street and Billie Dean Avenue? City Council gets specific Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Missing Child AlertFrom the Florida Department of Law EnforcementA missing child alert was issued Wednesday for a 16-year-old Apopka girl by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lovenica Elma was last seen on May 3rd in the 700 block of South Park Avenue in Apopka.Lovenica ElmaShe was wearing a red dress and white sandals. She is 5’5″ tall and weighs about 115 pounds.If you have information concerning her whereabouts, please contact the FDLE’s Florida missing endangered persons line at 1-888-FL-MISSING or the Apopka Police Department at 407-703-1757.No other details have been released. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

June 19

Labor Day celebrates earning a living, but remember what work really…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Richard Gunderman, Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana UniversityThe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. employment is dire. Economists estimate that 1 in 5 workers have lost their jobs. As a result, many people are finding it difficult to keep a roof overhead and put food on the table. Yet there can be more to work, and Labor Day provides an opportunity to see how through the writings of a woman who thought especially deeply about it, Simone Weil.Weil looked at work as more than an exchange of money for labor. She argued that people need to work not only for income but also for the experience of labor itself. From her perspective, money does not solve the core problems of joblessness. Instead, work provides vital opportunities to live more fully by helping others.Weil’s life and workSimone Weil was born in Paris in 1909 and died of tuberculosis when she was just 34. The Nobel laureate novelist Albert Camus called her “the only great spirit of our time.” Weil’s father was a well-off physician and her mother ensured that their two children received a first-class education. Her brother, Andre, became one of the great mathematicians of his day.The Weil children were both prodigies, and Simone graduated first in her class from one of Paris’ most prestigious graduate schools. She became a political activist and championed workers’ rights. She accepted a job teaching philosophy but also chose to work for a farming family and later took a year’s leave to labor in factories. She lived frugally, believing that it would help her better understand workers’ experiences. Later, she left France to fight in the Spanish Civil War.Simone Weil in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, when she was in the Durruti Column.Api/Contributor via Getty ImagesWeil underwent several conversion experiences, including one in a church where Saint Francis of Assisi had once prayed. Thereafter, her work took on a more religious character. She believed that Greek, Hindu and Buddhist teachings offered genuine truths along with Christianity, which profoundly shaped her understanding of work.With the German occupation of France in World War II, she fled first to the U.S. and then to England, where she later died.Why work mattersThough Weil understood that people need work to live, she argued that labor fulfills other equally essential functions. One is the opportunity it offers to become more fully focused and present in living. To multitask is to live superficially, but those who are completely present with another can give fully of themselves. She called attention “the rarest and purest form of generosity.”Weil believed work was not only about money but relationships with others.Photo by Lotte Lohr for Unsplash, CC BY-NC-NDWeil believed that humans are not cut out for lives of idle pleasure. It is through work, whether in agriculture, manufacturing, the service industry or maintaining a home and raising children that people contribute to the lives of others. Work reminds us, she wrote, that individuals are part of something greater and provides a larger purpose to live for. She wrote of the calling to serve others:“Anyone whose attention and love are really directed towards the reality outside the world recognizes at the same time that he is bound, both in public and private life, by the single and permanent obligation to remedy, according to his responsibilities and to the extent of his power, all the privations of soul and body which are liable to destroy or damage the earthly life of any human being whatsoever.”Work must be seen in its larger context, for if it isn’t, laborers may soon feel like cogs in a machine, winding a nut onto a bolt or moving papers from an inbox to an outbox. To do work well, people need to understand the context of work and how it makes a difference in the lives of others.Imagine, Weil wrote, that two women are each sewing clothes for a baby. One woman is pregnant and, while sewing, thinks about the child she is carrying. The other woman is a convict engaged in prison labor. She, too, is careful, but out of fear of being punished. Each woman appears “to be doing the same work,” she wrote, “but a whole gulf of difference lies between one occupation and the other.”I have learned from Weil that good work enables us to be fully present, to be active creators rather than mere spectators, to develop the spiritual side of our natures, to gain insights into the larger purposes of our existence and to come more fully to life. In these ways, Labor Day isn’t just about earning money but an occasion to celebrate an essential human capacity.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Doing a job to help other people can give greater meaning to work. Photo by Eddie Kopp for Unsplach, CC BY-ND TAGSLabor DayMeaningMoneySimone WeilWork Previous articleFlorida airports will continue to struggle until ban on international travel liftedNext articleDean’s authenticity a rare commodity in today’s politics Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!last_img read more

June 16

8 corporate partnerships for October 2014

first_img8 corporate partnerships for October 2014 Howard Lake | 24 October 2014 | News 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. Tagged with: corporate 4. Royal Borough of Greenwich and Seafarers UK and Sea CadetsSeafarers UK at Greenwich Tall Ships Feslitval. (l-r) Samantha, Storm, Cllr Denise Hyland, Sian, Connor, Boris Johnson.Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets were chosen as charity partners for The Royal Borough of Greenwich Tall Ships Festival (5–9 September).Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich said:‘The festival has been absolutely fantastic for Royal Greenwich, and Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets have made an enormous contribution towards ensuring its success. Their support has been crucial in helping to promote the Royal Borough and its historic maritime landmarks while also providing once in a lifetime opportunities for local young people to gain new skills as they experienced life sailing on the high seas.”As part of the charity partnership, Seafarers UK arranged for six young people living in the Royal Borough to become trainee crew members on board the Dar Mlodziezy, one of the largest vessels to compete in this year’s Tall Ships Regatta that started in Falmouth on 31 August. 5. Argent, BAM and CRASH and Emmaus Brighton & HoveArgent and BAM staff volunteering at Emmaus Brighton & HoveKings Cross building contractors, sub-contractors and supply chain organisations have donated their time and materials to the Emmaus Brighton & Hove Project.Construction companies Argent and BAM worked with CRASH to source an appropriate building and homelessness project for 70 people with varying skills. CRASH is a charity that addresses the issues of homelessness by harnessing the skills, products and goodwill of the construction and property industry. It acts as the conduit between the industry and homelessness agencies to help improve emergency night shelters, hostels, day centres and move-on accommodation.A little daunted by the challenge of making the most of 70 professionals’ volunteer time all in one day, the Emmaus Brighton & Hove community decided to focus the volunteers’ resources on preparing the groundwork and then seeding what will eventually become a wild flower garden and meadow for visitors to enjoy.Donations of equipment and materials came from CRASH Patrons A-Plant and Dulux Trade as well as Jewsons and Chandlers Building Supplies.6. Cycle Prudential Ride and Scope[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0IwMfuKLmk[/youtube]Scope has been selected as the charity partner for the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100. It starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile path on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s countryside. “With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved”.7. Ralph Lauren and BooktrustRalph Lauren has chosen UK charity Booktrust to be a partner in its global literacy initiative to encourage more families to read together and inspire the next generation of readers.The fashion company will be supporting Booktrust by donating 25% of proceeds from their Literacy collection in the UK, which includes a brand new t-shirt bearing a quote from Ralph Lauren, ‘Books open windows to the world and have the power to transform lives’.Tamara Beckwith Veroni hosts event launching Ralph Lauren’s support for Booktrust. Photo: Chris Allerton courtesy of Ralph LaurenTo announce the partnership TV presenter and expectant mother, Tamara Beckwith Veroni hosted a special book-themed tea party at the Ralph Lauren children’s store on New Bond Street.8. Victoria Plumb and charity of the year Facebook voteBathroom retailer Victoria Plumb is inviting the public to help it choose which children’s charity it will partner with for the year. The choice is between WellChild, I Can, and Winston’s Wish. The charity vote is being held on Victoria Plumb’s Facebook page. Advertisementcenter_img 3. KCOM Group and SparksThis month a team of 20 employees and customers of KCOM Group will be taking on the challenge of cycling from Venice to Genoa with the aim of raising £50,000 for Sparks charity. Over £45,000 has already been raised, with support from Deloitte, Oakley Capital and several online sponsors.KCOM Group has supported Sparks as its charity partner since 2012, raising over £217,000 during that time to beat its original fundraising target by more than £100,000. 2. Pickfords and NSPCCPickfords supports NSPCC’s Underwear campaignRemovals and storage company Pickfords is supporting the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule campaign through its network of branches by donating space on its cartons to promote an important message for parents and carers.The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep their children safe from sexual abuse by having conversations with them without using scary words or mentioning sex. The main point is to explain to children that the parts of their body covered by underwear are private.Pickfords has supported the NSPCC since 2010 and to date has raised over £150,000 for the charity through staff taking part in a range of events, from marathons to skydives. The company has also previously donated advertising space on their packing cartons to promote the NSPCC’s helpline. Here is another round-up of company and charity partnerships.1. European Handball Federation and Play for ChangeThe European Handball Federation has agreed a sponsorship deal with Play for Change, an international charity that focuses on helping children through sports and education.The one-year partnership comes will see the name of the charity on the front, back and sleeves of the referee shirts across EHF club and national team competitions.The deal bolstered the existing relationship between the federation and the charity who have been working together since early 2014 to raise funds. EHF was one of the first international sports federations to donate signed merchandise from its winning teams and players as well as tickets to some of its exclusive matches that were auctioned on Play for Change’s charitable auction site.  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

June 16

2017 I’m a Celebrity to donate to Make-A-Wish UK

first_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. 2017 I’m a Celebrity to donate to Make-A-Wish UK Tagged with: Celebrity ITV TV AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 9 November 2017 | Newscenter_img Jason Suckley, CEO of Make-A-Wish UK said:“We’re overjoyed to be working with ITV and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! again in 2017. Almost 2000 children facing a life threatening condition will turn to us for a wish in 2017 and funds raised will really help to make a difference. We couldn’t be more excited to be involved!”Abigail Tompsett, ITV’s Head of Appeals and Partnerships, added:“We’re delighted to be able to use the power of our reach to support Make-a-Wish UK again this year.  I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is such a popular family show and it’s great we’ll be able to help make a difference to children and their families who are experiencing such tough times whilst enjoying seeing how this year’s celebs will fare in the Jungle.”  197 total views,  1 views today This year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! returns to TV screens this November with 15p from every phone vote being donated to Make-A-Wish UK.The show starts on ITV on Sunday 19 November. The line-up has yet to be announced but celebrities rumoured to be taking part include Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine, former England Rugby player Ben Cohen, and numerous TOWIE stars.Make-A-Wish UK will benefit by receiving 15p from every phone vote. It was chosen as the programme’s new beneficiary charity last year, and the funds all go towards granting the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions.  198 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

June 16

Ballot for 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon to open on 18 June

first_imgBallot for 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon to open on 18 June The ballot for the 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon will open tomorrow, Tuesday 18 June at midday, the organisers have announced, with over 65,000 people having already registered their interest to run the event.This time, the event capacity is rising to 14,000, made up of public and charity places. The ballot is open for a week, until midday on Tuesday 25 June, and successful applicants will know if they have been successful on Thursday 27 June.Entry is priced at £55.00 with the LLHM 2020 ballot free to enter. Participants only need to pay for their place if they are successful, and this money will go to Tommy’s, which organises the event for the benefit of the whole charity sector.Those unsuccessful in the ballot can enter via LLHM’s charity partners, which alongside Tommy’s, include Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cancer Research UK, Guide Dogs, Macmillan Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer UK and the British Heart Foundation.Lia Fyles, London Landmarks Half Marathon Race Director, said:“Having over 65,000 people already pre-registered for the 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon is testament to how well the event has been received by the running community and by those people looking for a unique and special fundraising event.“We’re thrilled that the 2019 race day was such a success and are delighted with the feedback from both our runners and partners, which undoubtedly has played its part in the increase in interest for 2020.”Last year, LLHM raised over £7.2 million for good causes, making the total sum raised for charity since the inaugural event two years ago £12 million.London Landmarks Half Marathon takes in some of London’s biggest landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye It also has an emphasis on historical and cultural landmarks and facts. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Melanie May | 17 June 2019 | News  544 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: fundraising events  543 total views,  2 views today 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.last_img read more

June 12

Attempted murder of weekly editor on Mindanao island bodes ill for 2005

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en The attempted killing of Maximo Quindao, the publisher of the weekly Mindanao Truck News, on 29 January in Tagum on the southern island of Mindanao shows that corrupt politicians and organised crime are continuing to attack the press in the Philippines, Reporters Without Borders said today.Quindao, 46, was shot four times in the chest outside his office by two gunmen on a motorcycle who immediately fled. He was rushed to hospital in a serious condition.The undertakings which the authorities have given to improve the security situation must be put into action in all parts of the country, Reporters Without Borders said.At the same time, a prompt start to the trial of the person charged with the May 2002 murder journalist Edgar Damalerio, who was also from Mindanao, would be a significant step in the struggle against impunity, the press freedom organisation said.Six journalists were killed in the Philippines in 2004 for doing their job. Seven others were gunned down without it being clear whether they were targeted because of their work, and 10 others were the target of attempted killings.The police do not know who shot Quindao, a former journalist with Bombo Radyo, and their motive is still unknown. His wife said could have been targeted because of his articles criticising politicians in the Mindanao province of Davao del Norte. And for the past few weeks he had been waging a blistering press campaign against two Tagum officials. News News February 16, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attempted murder of weekly editor on Mindanao island bodes ill for 2005 Newscenter_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Organisation Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa May 3, 2021 Find out more News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago June 1, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

May 27

Viable pipe bomb found in Strabane

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Police are appealing for information after a pipe bomb was been found during a security alert in Strabane.It was discovered in the back garden of a house at Innisfree Gardens last evening. Army bomb experts examined the device and it has been taken for tests. The area was evacuated for a time, but the arera was declared clear just before half past seven last night.Police have asked anyone with information about the incident to contact them on the non-emergency number 101. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – September 19, 2015 Twitter Viable pipe bomb found in Strabanecenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articlePaul Hegarty off to a winning start as Derry Caretaker ManagerNext articleListen back to live music, chat and features on the Weekend Edition admin Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

May 24

JCA removes masks, reveals benefits

first_img Print Article You Might Like Book Nook to reopen Ford brightens the day for customers by sharing smile, genuine kindness Mark Twain said the two most important days in one’s life “are the day you were born and the day… read more By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Next Up“All of the masks were fun and it was difficult to single out any one for a prize,” she said. “But, the winners were Frank and Trina Thompson with their beard and feather masks.”There was mystery surrounding the masks but there was nothing secret about the importance of memberships to the Johnson Center for the Arts.“The JCA is a non-profit organization so we are supported by grants, sponsorships, donations and memberships,” Campbell said. “Together, they make it possible for the JCA to continue to bring high-quality art exhibitions and music, theater and dance events to the JCA admission-free,” Latest Stories The Mask-A Rade Membership Celebration featured special music by Charity Bowden, a supper of barbecue and beans, finger foods, the fellowship of friends and neighbors and the opportunity to learn more about the JCA’s upcoming exhibitions and events and the opportunities offered through the different levels of membership beginning at an individual annual membership for $50 and a family membership at $100.The JCA is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Admission is free. The exhibitions now showing are glass art by local artist Charles Adams and quilts and clay by Huntsville artist Guadalupe Robinson. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 9:38 pm Friday, September 25, 2020 JCA removes masks, reveals benefits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Members of the JCA staff are available to share information about memberships and upcoming events. Those unaware of the Mask-A-Rade Membership Celebration at the Johnson Center for the Arts Thursday night did double-takes at the sight of clusters of masked men, women and children up and down East Walnut Street.Brenda Campbell, JCA director, said the Mask-A-Rade Membership Celebration was tempered by the restrictions of COVID-19 but was, nonetheless, successful in welcoming new members and reacquainting with members on roll.However, Campbell said, laughing, that it was not always easy to recognize those behind the masks. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more