Barnardo’s to benefit from unofficial England World Cup anthem

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardo’s to benefit from unofficial England World Cup anthem Barnardo’s is set to benefit from what might become the World Cup’s unofficial anthem – ‘Stand Up for England’ by rock band Koopa.The band’s record label, Mad Cow Records, will donate 20p for every CD sold and 10p from every download of the single to the charity. The single will be released 5th June 2006. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity Howard Lake | 7 May 2006 | 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.last_img read more

South Sulawesi flood kills at least 38 people, dozens reportedly missing

first_img“The search was continued this morning around Pombakka village, the location where the two victims were found last time. We will also continue the search around the river banks and around Salu Tuara Bridge, which is full of wood [debris],” Rizal added.The severe flooding was caused by heavy rainfall that began Sunday last week, causing three rivers – the Masamba, Rongkong and Mely – to overflow. Hundreds of houses and public facilities were buried under 3 to 5 meters of mud. Access to Masamba and Radda villages in Baebunta district was also blocked off by 2-meter-deep mud. “The flow of the river in North Luwu is quite stable under daily conditions. However, based on further analysis, the inclined upstream slope is not supported by stable soil aggregate,” South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah said.He added that the rain intensity over three days was quite high, with 100 to 200 millimeters of rain falling daily. “It is a lesson for all of us. First, we need to normalize the rivers. Second, we need to think of the safety of people living near the river banks. Third, [human] activities around the upstream must be evaluated further.” (trn)Topics : Severe flooding that hit North Luwu regency, South Sulawesi, last week claimed at least 38 lives, while dozens more remain missing, authorities reported on Monday.“As of Monday, the joint rescue team has recorded a total of 38 casualties,” Makassar National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) spokesperson Rizal said as quoted by kompas.com.On Sunday, the joint team found two victims in Pombakka village, West Malangke district. “One was a female, estimated to be aged 23, and another victim, a male, was found at the Masamba River, Bone Tua subdistrict,” he said.Rizal explained that the two bodies, which were taken to Hikmah Masamba Hospital, had not yet been identified.According to a report by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Sunday, 40 people were reportedly missing. The disaster also injured 58 people and caused 14,483 from Sabbang, Baebunta and Masamba districts to flee from their homes.Read also: Hundreds affected by floods within location of Indonesia’s future capitallast_img read more

The Plant Place Nursery Prepares for Sixth Relay For Life

first_imgSubmitted by The Plant Place Nursery The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life has raised nearly $5 billion to date to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers. More than 5,000 Relay For Life events are held in 20 countries and are organized and implemented by local volunteers.A Relay For Life event is organized under a volunteer Relay Planning Committee, and implemented by volunteers. It is often organized as a multi-day public gathering, spanning all day and night in a large outdoor space, and many people bring tents and camp out around the walking tracks. Currently, almost 4 million people take part in Relay events in over 5,000 communities in the United States.The Thurston County Relay For Life is a two-day event held at Timberline High School in Lacey. Participating teams place at least one team member on the school track at all times during the 24 hour event. Most team members walk in the memory of a loved one lost to cancer. The event raised more than $311,000 in 2014.One local team, The Plant Place, is typical in its roots and continuing support to the American Cancer Society.In 2009, Angie Dorian was a direct sales representative for Sensaria, a skin care company based in Shelton. She had booked a sales event to be combined with a fund raising effort in memory of a child who died of leukemia. In addition, she attended an Aberdeen Relay For Life vendor event, supported it by donating her sales commission, and began to think about becoming more involved with Relay, as she had lost her mother, her birthmother and birth grandmother to cancer.She invited her friends and Sensaria sales team members to join her in organizing a Relay for Life team in Thurston County to honor those lost to cancer while at the same time make a real effort against the disease that took her loved ones. “Instead of going off and being sad, I could turn my attention to helping fight back with all my energies being put to a good cause,” she said.As a result, the Sensaria Sisters Relay For Life team was launched and in six weeks had raised $2,000. The Plant Place Nursery signed on as team sponsor in 2010 and has renewed its sponsorship every year since the beginning.At the team’s first Relay for Life event appearance in June, 2009, Dorian received a phone call from her lifelong best friend, Marie Lehman, who told her that she had just been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Despite an intense battle, Lehman passed away in January 2010.The loss of her best friend doubled Angie Dorian’s already strong commitment to Relay for Life.Now coming up on seven years, The Plant Place team has 25 members, ranging in age from 13 to more than 72.  As a team, they’ve raised more than $78,000 in six years. All team members have their personal stories about cancer and they all participate in Relay for those personal reasons.The Plant Place Relay For Life team welcomes anyone to join them and help raise funds in the fight against cancer. You can find them on Facebook, on their Relay website , or reach them by e-mail at [email protected] fundraising events for The Plant Place Relay For Life team:April 18 – Comedy NightMay 8 – Blooming Bunco at the VFW Hall in OlympiaJune 26-27 – Relay For Life at Timberline High School, Lacey Facebook28Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Ice snap winless skid against Rockets

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsTime to break up the Kootenay Ice.For the second consecutive weekend the Ice scored a three-point weekend, this time against the Okanagan Rockets in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action at the Capital New Centre in Kelowna.And it could have been better has Kootenay not blown a 4-1 second period lead.Sunday Alex Gillies scored his third of the game with eight minutes remaining in the game to lift the Rockets to a 4-4 tie against Kootenay.Saturday the Ice outscored the Rockets 3-1 in the third to dump the home side 6-4.The win was the first for a Kootenay team against Okanagan since 2006. The Rockets are 17-0-1 since 2006 against Kootenay.The three points are crucial to the Ice, which climbed to within one point of ninth place North Island Silvertips. Kootenay remains six points in back of seventh-place Okanagan.Sunday, Kootenay appeared poised to make it a sweep of the Rockets on second-period goals by Darren Medeiros and Riley Ostoforoff of Castlegar and Brenden Heinrich of Nelson. But Gillies scored three straight goals to pull the Rockets into the tie. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay.Christian Pickless stopped 23 shots to earn the single point.Saturday Kootenay broke up a close game with three straight goals in the third. Nelson’s Dryden Hunt, finishing the game with five points, got the ball rolling with eight minutes into the period. Matt Carr of Nelson gave Kootenay a 5-3 lead before Knowler, with his first of two in the period, scored to give Kootenay a three-goal cushion.Knowler finished with contest with three points.Nelson’s Carsen Willans and Derek Georgopolus of Cranbrook also scored for the Ice.Jared Schamerhorn picked up the win in goal for Kootenay. The Ice returns to action following the Christmas break when the club plays host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday, January 8 at the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

World Girls Defeat Island Queens 3-0

first_imgOn Saturday, Coach Junior of Island Queens could not believe what fate had for his side when they went down 3-0 against World Girls at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Though Island Queens had several chances and could have scored the opening goal, they made hopeless use of their chances.World Girls, with a trio of Miatta Morris, Josephine Pajibo and Nancy Williams in the attack, taught their opponents how to put the ball into the net.With a rising tide of attacks, Josephine Pajibo found the curtain raiser to end the first half.Back from recess, Island Queens could not make use of further chances that came their way and fumbled in front of their opponents’ goalkeeper, with the ball more often entangled between their strikers legs.But when the tide changed World Girls’ Nancy Williams and Miatta Morris completed the onslaught with exciting runs of speed and power.Though Coach Junior blamed inadequate support to the female teams for his team’s defeat, his side could not just make use of the chances that came their way.On three occasions, Island Queens players upfront fumbled before the goal, allowing the opposing goalkeeper to collect the ball to safety.“Queens’ problem is how to put the ball into the net,” said a soccer fan. “The team’s coach should concentrate on developing goal-scorers.”The female soccer league started with material support from the Liberia Football Association. The Daily Observer learned that each of the 8 teams received two sets of jerseys, 12 footballs, and Ld180, 000.The LFA said the total cash for each team is US$5,000 as a way to develop the female component of the soccer league.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brand South Africa engages industry key players at the RapidLion Film Festival

first_imgBrand South Africa is proud to have collaborated with RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival – for the third consecutive year, hosting a panel discussion under the theme, “taking local cinema to South Africa’s masses”. The creative industry in South Africa evolves in leaps and bounds at an ever-increasing pace, and for this reason it is necessary to take stock of the strides taken and to identify tangible and sustainable opportunities for mass audience to have access to South African films and local cinemas.Brand South Africa’s participation at the RapidLion Film Festival extends from the 2018 Nation Brand Forum, where the role of film and the creative industries in shaping the Nation Brand was a vibrant topic on the agenda.The session sought to delve deep into the state and accessibility of South African cinema and exposure to local content by the masses. On the panel was actor and director of LK Theatres, Hlomla Dandala, Kasi Movie Nights’ Producer Thapelo Mokoena and The Peoples Fund founder, Luyanda Jafta, who gave us an extensive framework of just how much the film industry has improved since the traditional bioscope era.Although much growth has been achieved over the years, a great need remains to expose the broader South African audience to local content and films. This would, however, require an appetite for local authentic stories, adequate investment and financing from industry and ease of access for people to enjoy a cinematic experience, particularly, outside of urban areas.Watching a locally-produced film used to have limited audiences, but with product offerings like Kasi Movie Nights and LK Theatres, the script has been flipped. The panellists spoke about the different means in which they’ve packaged their cinema offering, taking cinema to eKasi (townships). These production houses have put research, innovation and fun behind taking the films into the community, aiming to create an experience beyond the classic 22-metre screen, popcorn and Coca Cola-style.“The South African Nation Brand is influenced by creative industries including music, film, visual arts and design (to name a few). This is definitely one-way of utilising a positive brand image of the country that is influenced by its people, telling their own stories through the film industry. The RapidLion Film Festival is a perfect fit in gaining insight from the creative industry on measures to advance South African arts and be recognised as competitive global player,” said Brand South Africa’s Dr Petrus De Kock who moderated the panel discussion.The Film Festival kicked off on Friday 1 March 2019, and is still currently running at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, until 10 March, ending off with the prestigious Awards ceremony.About RapidLionRapidLion recognises the achievements and excellence of filmmakers who are born in Africa, are members of the African diaspora and are citizens of BRICS countries.last_img read more

Addition by subtraction

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weaning time is an excellent time to evaluate your cow herd and decide which cows get to remain in your herd as productive females. If they are not being productive for you, they need to be replaced by heifer calves retained from within the herd or by purchased bred females.Cows and heifers leave operations for a variety of reasons. Ask a room full of cow-calf producers for the key reasons to cull a female from the herd and I would feel confident that the reasons would include any or all of the following factors.1. Age or bad teeth2. Pregnancy status (open or aborted)3. Temperament4. Other reproductive problems5. Economics (drought, herd reduction, market conditions)6. Producing poor calves7. Physical unsoundness8. Udder problem9. Bad eyes.While all of these factors are valid reasons for culling, I suspect that the first three factors listed who be the top reasons for culling in any given year.Beef producers are often disappointed when an animal has to be culled from the herd. While marketing these cull animals is commonly viewed as a loss, keep in mind that it is also a significant source of income for a herd. Surveys have shown that cull animals can contribute up to 20% to 25% of a herd’s gross income. Slaughter cow prices tend to be the highest and relatively steady from February to August with the lows coming in October through December. Recognize that a timely opportunity to market cull animals may be rapidly coming to a close. If you have adequate feed resources, marketing cull animals in early 2018 may be the best option.I encourage you to view a moderate level of annual level of culling as a potential positive for the herd. Besides a supplemental source of income for the herd, a few strategic subtractions from the herd can add to its overall quality.last_img read more

Will Idealism be Firefox’s Downfall?

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last week, YouTube announced they will begin supporting the upcoming web standard HTML5 which allows videos to be viewed without an Adobe Flash plugin. Those who wanted to play around with the new HTML5-enabled website were directed to a separate experimental site called TestTube. However, noted the YouTube blog post, only Chrome, Safari, and IE users could give the new site a try. Firefox was notably absent from the list. Firefox’s development is directed by the Mozilla Foundation, an organization whose belief in open standards guides their choices about what formats they’ll support on the web. The problem with the new YouTube site is that it uses a video format called H.264, a patented codec that’s not royalty-free. To support a fee-based software like this goes against Mozilla’s core beliefs. But if they choose not to support it, then further down the road, they may soon find themselves losing market share to those that do.Pay to Play: H.264 and its $5 Million per Year FeeAccording to Mozilla’s vice president of engineering, Mike Shaver, this issue is more than a simple choice about picking the right technology for the job. It’s about principles. Supporting the H.264 video codec means paying licensing fees to an organization called MPEG-LA, a group that charges $5,000,000 annually for the codec’s use. But it’s not the cost to their organization that Mozilla is worried about – it’s the cost to the developers, distributors, and anyone who wants to create video content on the web. “If H.264 becomes an accepted part of the standardized web, those fees are a barrier to entry for developers of new browsers,” Shaver writes on his blog. “I want to make sure that there are no toll-booth barriers to entry for someone building a whole new browser, or bringing a browser to a whole new device or OS, or making and using tools for creating standard web content.”In other words, the decision to support or not support the codec isn’t just about technology, it’s about where the web is going and what it should be. And in Mozilla’s eyes, that means free, open, and available to anyone. But Will End Users Care?Unfortunately, Mozilla’s idealism won’t mean much to the end user who may soon discover that YouTube videos don’t work in their preferred browser. And once they learn that switching browsers solves the problem, the years they spent loyal to Firefox will be forgotten in the need to have functional video. Interestingly enough, one of the browsers where the H.264 encoded videos will work is Google Chrome, the up-and-coming browser that’s also the basis for Google’s new web-based operating system, Google Chrome OS, due out later this year. The new browser is already nearing a 5% market share as of December (according to Net Applications) – a notable chunk given Chrome’s lack of support for Mac and Linux-based machines until only last month. Ironically, it’s Google, typically fellow supporters of an open web, that is pushing the H.264 format’s adoption. Their choice to move forward with this codec on YouTube, a Google-owned property, has a major impact on the web as a whole.There’s Still HopeBut even though it looks as if Google’s choice is pushing the web towards this pricey format, Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Open Source Evangelist, reveals there’s still hope. According to an article in The Guardian, Blizzard says that there’s a chance that H.264 will not be Google’s final choice in the matter. There’s good reason to believe that Google is purchasing On2, a technology whose capabilities exceed that of H.264, he says. If that occurs, Google will likely license it royalty-free. Whether or not Google does so remains to be seen, of course, but we hope that Google will remember their motto, “don’t be evil” when the time comes. Until then, Mozilla stands alone at a crossroads, sticking by their principles, supporting the open web…even if that choice one day leads to their downfall. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Browsers#Features#NYT#web sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Sensex sinks 642 pts as crude oil woes persist

first_imgMumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex on Tuesday plummeted 642 points as investors weighed India’s fiscal worries due to soaring crude prices in the wake of growing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. After nosediving 704 points, the 30-share index ended 642.22 points, or 1.73 per cent, lower at 36,481.09. The broader NSE Nifty too settled 185.90 points, or 1.69 per cent, down at 10,817.60. On the Sensex chart, losses were mainly driven by Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, Maruti and SBI — falling as much as 6.19 per cent. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Of the 30 scrips of the BSE gauge, HUL, Asian Paints and Infosys were the three gainers. Investors were spooked by geopolitical uncertainties over the Saudi oil turmoil amid reports that higher oil prices were likely to severely hit economic conditions in India, which imports more than 70 per cent of its oil needs, experts said. The attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia has led to a record surge in global crude prices. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday After soaring as much as 20 per cent to USD 71.95 per barrel on Monday, Brent crude futures corrected slightly to trade at USD 67.97 per barrel on Tuesday. Higher import cost of oil could sharply worsen current account position, compress profit margins and raise inflation, a Nomura report said. Tracking the movement in oil prices, the rupee further depreciated by 37 paise (intra-day) to trade at 71.97 per US dollar. Market participants were also on edge awaiting cues from the upcoming trade talks between China and the US as well as a much-anticipated policy meeting of the Federal Reserve, scheduled to begin later in the day. Elsewhere in Asia, Shanghai Composite Index and Hang Seng ended significantly lower, while Nikkei and Kospi settled in the green. Stock exchanges in Europe were trading on a mixed note in their respective early sessions.last_img read more

Dwyane Wade Ranks Michael Jordan Above LeBron … At

Dwayne Wade says there’s Michael Jordan and then everybody else.For now anyway.The Miami Heat star weighed his words carefully on Thursday when asked if teammate LeBron James warranted consideration in Air Jordan’s lofty stratosphere.“I don’t know if [James] has the ability to surpass [Jordan] or not,” Wade told ESPNChicago.com. “That’s yet to be seen. My version as LeBron being on par with Michael is this: They’re both on the golf course. Michael’s on the 18th hole; LeBron is somewhere on like the fourth hole. He’s got a long way to go, but he’s on par to get to the 18th hole.”An eight-time NBA All-Star in his own right, Wade went on to laud the tremendous blend of speed, size and overall athleticism that has made James the unquestioned best player in the world today.But added that there was just one MJ.“Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time, so that’s who everyone shoots for,” he said. “So it’s going to be hard to surpass that.”Wade’s measured comments contrasted from those of a week ago, when he committed heresy in the eyes of some by saying that James, the three-time NBA MVP, had reached the same rarified air in which Jordan is held.An eight-time NBA All-Star and former league scoring champion in 2008, the 27-year-old James capped an amazing year earlier this month by leading Team USA to the gold medal at the London Olympic Games. The achievement came on the heels of third MVP award, his first NBA championship and an NBA Finals MVP award.Jordan was also 27 when he won the first of his six NBA championships.The two players are the ones to ever claim league MVP trophies, NBA team championships and Olympic gold medals in the same year.James averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game for the Heat last season. read more