Charity walkers reach £1 million

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 July 2005 | News Participants in the Ulster Cancer Foundation’s Ben Nevis walk will reach £1 million raised over the last five years when the next walk begins in August. 3,000 people have scaled the 4,408ft summit since the walks began in 2000. Neill Granger, Development Officer with UCF, said the Ben Nevis challenge was one of their most successful events.“This money will provide a better future for people with cancer in Northern Ireland, by helping fund our vital patience care services, cancer research and cancer prevention campaigns, ” he said. This year the event will take place over four weekends, departing 19th August, 16th September, 30th September and 14th October. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Ireland 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Charity walkers reach £1 millionlast_img

Autism charity bakery is now open for business

first_imgA commercial bakery that will train and employ young people with severe autism has opened for business.Bread & Beyond has been developed by autism charity Prior’s Court with support from master baker and confectioner Steve Fudge, who helped ensure the business was set up to be commercially viable and met industry standardsProducts made at the bakery are already on-shelf in local farm shops and at Budgens in Newbury, and Bread & Beyond also supplies all the baked goods for the Prior’s Court site, catering for around 90 young people and 500 staff members.The charity described baking as an activity that suited the strength and skills of people with autism as it was process-driven, practical and offered an end-product that was rewarding and motivating.Seven training sessions are taking place each week, and 12 young people have already been involved. The ambition of Prior’s Court is to have 10 bakeries across the country.“Our aim is to develop and bake the finest hand-crafted goods, using the highest-quality ingredients, free from additives and preservatives, and, at the same time, provide vocational training and employment opportunities for young people with severe autism,” said Prior’s Court CEO Mike Robinson.%%Quote_48%% He added that only 32% of autistic adults in the UK were in paid employment and, for people with severe autism, the current expectation was that they would never work.“This significantly reduces their independence, increasing the risk of social exclusion and mental and physical ill-health. We want to change the outlook for young people with autism, building on our existing work placement programme, and give real opportunities for paid work in a commercial environment, both here and out in the community.”One of the inspirations behind the project – which was announced in 2017 – is 24-year-old Reuben. He began taking food tech sessions at Prior’s Court in 2015 and, along with another student, started baking and selling muffins to staff. He is now one of the most skilled trainee bakers.The bakery is managed by Dylan Needham, who oversees day-to-day production, quality control, and training the young people and staff members. With a background in production and new product development, he has worked for businesses including Hovis and Warburtons.“For me the most exciting bit is getting the young people involved, and that sense of achievement for them,” said Needham. “It’s giving them more meaning after they leave Prior’s Court; they can go on and get a job, which is incredible.”The Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Briony Williams was invited along to cut the ribbon for the opening of the bakery last week.She was also part of a judging panel – alongside Steve Fudge and bakery trainer Henry Jeffries – that tasted some new speciality breads. They selected an olive bread as their favourite, and this will now be added to the bakery’s product list.last_img

Florida’s newest attorneys take the oath of admission

first_img November 1, 2003 Daniel Staesser Assistant Editor Regular News Florida’s newest attorneys take the oath of admission Florida’s newest attorneys take the oath of admission Assistant EditorAddie P. Asay never thought she would stand in front of the Florida Supreme Court, much less be honored by the high court’s justices.Yet October 7 she took the podium on behalf of her colleagues, the newest inductees to The Florida Bar, and spoke to a receptive gathering at the venue.The hour-long Bar admission induction ceremony, which attracted the attendance of Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and former Chief Justice Joseph Boyd, brought laughter, tears, and an onslaught of flash photography.“We are truly blessed to be here,” said an enthusiastic Asay, who praised the accomplishments of her peers and challenged them to carry out with dignity the principles that earmark the profession.Florida Bar President Miles McGrane spoke of these principles and how they have stayed with the profession over the years. Talking of the recent death of actor Gregory Peck, who played lawyer Atticus Finch in the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, McGrane invoked the legacy of the character, whom the week before Peck died, had been voted by the American Film Industry as the number one hero in the history of American films.“That’s right, the number one hero is a lawyer,” McGrane said. “A trial lawyer.”Though lawyers are often portrayed as scapegoats for all that is wrong with the country, McGrane said that the legal profession “guarantees liberty and equal justice for all.”Quoting Peck’s character from the 1962 film, McGrane gave his message of motivation: “There is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court.”Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead encouraged the young practitioners to “not only stay true to the tenants of the legal profession, but also stay true to yourselves.”Tallahassee Bar President Dean Leboeuf shared some of the same wisdom, cautioning the state’s newest lawyers that there would be times when their moral standards and professional ethics would be tested.“If you compromise values, I promise the victory won’t be as sweet,” said Leboeuf, who roused laughter when he continued on to say “make decisions that make your mama proud.”Chief Justice Anstead created a sense of pride in everyone in the standing-room-only crowd when he spoke of U.S. soldiers upholding the principles of American law on foreign soil, suggesting that “if they [the soldiers] can go to a foreign land and uphold the law, then we can uphold those principles here.”McGrane said those principles, once referred to as the “ethical duty and professional obligation” of lawyers, by the late great Chesterfield Smith, are perhaps best summed up by constitutional lawyer John W. Davis, who said of the profession:“We build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures. But, we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men’s burdens by our efforts; we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”last_img


first_imgBRP Davao Del Sur. PHILIPPINE NAVY In addition to this, Baronda extended her appreciation to the Support Group, Special Assistant to the President for attending to the needs of the LSIs while at Villamor Airbase.  This repatriation effort would not be possible without the support of the Iloilo City Government headed by Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, various government agencies and officials, especially Secretary Galvez, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and the IATF Region 6, said Baronda. Baronda also thanked Mayor Sara Duterte of Davao City for the test kits as well as the men and women of the Philippine Navy for warmly accommodating the LSIs.  “I have witnessed the difficulties experienced by many LSIs. Aside from the constant fear of contracting the (coronavirus) disease, they endured a lot of other hardships brought about by the lockdown,” said Baronda. Philippine Navy’s strategic sealift vessel, BRP Davao Del Sur departed from Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila on Monday. All those who made the trip had to comply with the health protocols set by the IATF. Further, Iloilo City’s first congresswoman expressed her gratitude to Cong. Sharon Garin of AAMBIS-OWA party-list, Cong. Greg Gasataya of Bacolod City and Vice Gov. Christine Garin of Iloilo for helping her facilitate the financial assistance, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development, for the LSIs.  Now that there are opportunities to bring them home, Baronda said, “We will do everything within our capacity to reunite them with their families.” “They cannot refuse to accept a Filipino. You cannot do that, deny the Filipino to go home? Mahirap ‘yan,” he said./PNcenter_img “Ang pakiusap lang…tanggapin nila ‘yung mga tao,” he said. After taking the rapid test at the Villamor Airbase, they were shuttled by Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force buses to Pier 13 where BRP Davao del Sur was docked.      Prior to this endeavor, Rep. Baronda also facilitated several trips assisting stranded individuals, seafarers and other OFWs. The repatriation mission, dubbed the “Gugma Hatid Pag-Asa Program”, was organized by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) under the leadership of Secretary Carlito Galvez as well as the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, upon the request of the Lone District Office of Iloilo City headed by Rep. Julienne “Jam-jam” L. Baronda.  In a public address late Monday night, President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to local officials to accept returning LSIs and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This voyage is one of the few trips to utilize a ship of the Philippine Navy. According to the President, local governments that refuse OFWs and LSIs would run into “a gamut of so many problems.” ILOILO City – A total of 402 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) aboard the BRP Davao Del Sur safely arrived at the Iloilo City Domestic Port yesterday. last_img

Local ‘Greatest Generation’ member to be honored in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In.— World War II Women’s Army Corps veteran Mary Gargano will be honored with a “Quilt of Valor” Sunday, July 16, 2:15 p.m. at the Chateau of Batesville.Mary entered the service in Miami, Florida and received medical training in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was a Tech 5 and helped many patients in their time of need. Shealso inventoried, greased and wrapped binned stock parts for aircraft. She was honorably discharged in October of 1945. During her service she earned the Army Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.Recently Mary was recognized at the Trinity Christian Church Veterans’ Banquet.The event is hosted by Shelia Stevenson of the Rivertown Quilters Club and Rising Sun Vietnam veteran P.G. Gentrup. Batesville mayor Mike Bettice will offer remarks during the event.last_img

Torbush fosters renewal of football program at East Tennessee

first_img Published on October 16, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Carl Torbush had no intention of ever coaching football again after 39 years on the job. He had retired on Douglas Lake in Eastern Tennessee and was content with life in his lake house. But a call from former national champion coach and longtime friend Phillip Fulmer revived his career. Fulmer was initially the primary coaching candidate to resurrect the East Tennessee State University football program. But he thought Torbush, who grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, would jump at the chance to take charge of a program in his home state.“Two or three of our final candidates told us, ‘Well if I get the job, the first thing I’m going to do is hire Carl Torbush to be my defensive coordinator,’” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Richard Sander said.That made the choice obvious for Sander. Now Torbush, a former national defensive coordinator of the year, is trying to not only lead a football team, but also completely rebuild a program that shut down in 2003 due to financial constraints. His soft, southern accent and Tennessee roots help him represent the program that’s building a team that hopes to start playing competitive games when it joins the Southern Conference next season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe has a team with full gear going through an entire season of scrimmages to prepare for its first official game in 12 years — on Sept. 3, 2015 against Kennesaw State.“He isn’t just coaching us on the field,” freshman receiver Adam Mitchell said. “He’s turning us into good people that can become good fathers, good husbands and it’s not all about football with him.”The rebuilding process progresses each day, starting with a horn blaring at 4:30 p.m. to signal the start of practice that revs up a different side of Torbush.When hired a year ago, Torbush was handed an empty roster without names on it. Through a series of meticulous tryouts and recruiting with his two assistant coaches, the roster now is full with 85 names. But football experience was only one facet of what ETSU was looking for in its next coach. The program that had fought just to start again needed a face and an ambassador. That’s what ETSU found in Torbush, who prides himself on attending every home sporting event.“It’s comparable to running for political office,” Torbush said. “I get out and speak to as many organizations, churches and schools as I can to spread the word and goodwill of East Tennessee State.“I’m basically speaking every day and every night.”The football coach by day, salesman by night lifestyle isn’t likely to end in his immediate future. Torbush’s job is to breathe life back into a program left for dead by the university and fans a decade ago.He’s experienced the collective bravado surrounding a dynastic program like Alabama, where he coached from 2001–02, and dealt with a minuscule Division II program at his alma mater, Carson-Newman, from 2006–08.He can balance his team’s own budget and he can convince players to stay home in Tennessee to play football. Because in a lot of ways, he’s done the same thing. “They don’t have to worry about me going anywhere else,” Torbush said, “Because I’m going to be here at East Tennessee to see where we can take this thing.“This is going to be my last stop.” Commentslast_img

Sportradar’s Head of Esports departs following internal review

first_imgLast month, on 14th March 2018 to be exact, Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn made some allegations on Twitter against Sportradar’s Head of Esports, James Watson.These allegations related to James’ activities on Unikrn’s own esports betting platform, and the company’s channel on Discord, the communication platform for gamers.The following morning, Sportradar issued a response stating that the allegations were taken seriously and that an internal review was underway in order to assess the allegations made.That review process is now complete and focused on the two core allegations:That James had placed bets with Unikrn; andThat James had placed those bets using privileged information obtained in his position as Head of Esports at BetradarThe internal inquiry was ‘led by two of the most senior management in the company’.  Importantly, no evidence was found to suggest that James was using privileged information to bet, nor that he bet on any events where integrity concerns were raised by ESIC (Esports Integrity Coalition).  Furthermore, there was no evidence to suggest that he was engaged in any manipulation of pricing for the purposes of betting through any of his online activity.That said, it was clear that James placed a series of low-level bets with Unikrn. Sportradar has a strict policy in relation to employees betting and maintains a blanket approach in a bid to uphold integrity standards. As a result the company has informed us that it has been mutually agreed that James will leave Sportradar with immediate effect. In addition, Ian Smith, the Commissioner of ESIC, conducted an independent assessment of Sportradar’s findings. Smith reportedly ‘concurred with the outlined conclusions’ and it’s clearly positive that a third party agreed with the findings.Speaking to Esports Insider, Sportradar noted that it is business as usual at the firm’s London based esports division, but that they are of course in something of a transition period as they look to appoint a new Head of Esports. Esports Insider says: Sportradar has stuck to its guns and due to its positioning in the industry, it maintains a data partnership with ESL for instance, it has strict rules regarding employees gambling. The company will now be hunting both a Head of Esports in addition to the Esports Business Development position that already needed filling.last_img

Becca beats the pros to start a winning double

first_img24 Aug 2015 Becca beats the pros to start a winning double England squad player Becca Earl set off on a winning double when she birdied her way to victory in the WPGA One Day Series. Just 24 hours after beating the professionals with her lowest-ever score of four-under par, Earl was the winner again. This time, the 15-year-old from Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire, took the girls’ honours in the Prince of Wales amateur challenge trophies at Woburn.  Earl, a member of the England Golf Thames Valley U16 squad, started her winning run in the WPGA event at South Herts Golf Club. Her round began slowly and she was two-over par after eight holes, before putting together a blistering sequence of five consecutive birdies from the ninth. She parred the 14th before another birdie on the 15th – and then parred steadily home for 70, finishing three clear of the joint runners-up, Sian Evans and Danielle Anderson. Earl, who is the Hertfordshire girls’ champion, teed off in the event with the aim of: “Having the experience of playing with the pros and seeing where I was compared to them – and to try and get my handicap cut. “I’ve got a lot of confidence from it, I know what standard I am and that I can play with some of the best. It was a really good opportunity.” The following day she played on the Duchess course at Woburn, scoring two over 76 and level par to win the U21 girls’ event by a stroke. “I had a good week!” said Earl. This is the second season that girls from the England Golf U16 and U18 regional squads have had the opportunity to enter the WPGA’s popular One Day Series and gain tournament experience. Rebecca Hembrough, the England Golf Performance Manager for women’s golf, commented: “England Golf is very grateful to the WPGA for opening up spaces at these events and supporting our regional programme. “The experience is invaluable and gives the girls a great opportunity to compete and to see at first-hand how the professional players approach the game.” Click here for full WPGA scoreslast_img

Olympia Resident Bryan Hoddle’s Vision Launches Run with a Soldier Program

first_imgSubmitted by Bryan HoddleRun with a Soldier is a first-of-its-kind USATF initiative, motivating runners across America to connect in person and on social media with men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Avid runners are encouraged to identify soldiers in their communities and run alongside the service men and women in local races.Competitors and spectators can share their experiences on social media by utilizing the hashtag #RunWithASoldier. Images tagged with the special event hashtag will also appear in a Run with a Soldier photo gallery on“USA Track & Field is proud to support Run with a Soldier,” said CEO Max Siegel. “This program provides an opportunity for all Americans, including USATF and the U.S. running community, to honor the brave men and women who risk their lives for our country. We can all be a part of a national demonstration of support, using our sport as a platform.”Run with a Soldier is a product of Athens 2004 U.S. Paralympic Team head coach Bryan Hoddle’s vision to help rehabilitate wounded warriors as a volunteer at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and with the Lakeshore Foundation. His mission is to help recuperate soldiers who have sustained injuries in battle.“My inspiration for the Run with a Soldier program really kicked in after returning from the Captain Kyle Comfort Memorial Foundation 5 km last Veteran’s Day weekend in Anniston, Alabama”Hoddle, a USATF certified Level 1 and level 2 instructor, has helped three Paralympians to world records and was recently honored by the state of Washington’s House of Representatives for working with disabled soldiers and athletes with disabilities.“I knew USATF was exactly where I should start with this program because our sport changes people,” said a passionate Hoddle. “Running is healthy for both the body and mind. I realized that we could make Veterans Day so much more impactful by joining forces with the sports governing body to hopefully start a national running tradition.” Facebook28Tweet0Pin0last_img


first_imgTributes have been flowing in for former Letterkenny Town Mayor Tadhg Culbert who passed away earlier today.Politicians and business people from across the county have been remembering the Tipperary man who man said was “more Donegal than many Donegal people.”Senator Jimmy Harte, who served on Letterkenny Town Council with the late Mr Culbert, said he was saddened by his friend’s death. “It is with sadness that I learned of the sad passing today of Tadhg Culbert.I wish to pass on my sympathies to his wife Hilda and to Andrew and Lisa.“I visited Tadhg recently in hospital in Dublin and he was looking forward to running for election next year. He was always enthusiastic and a hard working councillor. He will be missed by his family and the public who knew him as a councillor and a popular member of the An Post staff in Letterkenny.“He was active in sporting circles and was a prominent member of Letterkenny Rovers. “The Town Council has lost a valuable member and his family has lost a fine and well respected man. May he rest in peace,” said Senator Harte.John Watson paid his respects to Cllr Culbert on behalf of the entire Chamber of Commerce in Letterkenny.“It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Councillor Tadhg Culbert. Over the years Tadgh has been supportive of Letterkenny Chamber and the entire business community of Letterkenny.“He was a pleasure to work with and always had the interests of Letterkenny at the forefront of his mind. He was passionate about his adopted home of Letterkenny and was such an integral part of Main Street always encouraging of the development in recent years.“On a personal basis Tadgh always had time for people and was clearly a people person. His friendly smile and sunny nature were infectious and he always had a helpful word of encouragement. “As a Councillor and during his time as Mayor he was committed to the town of Letterkenny and wanted to see it thrive. He will be sadly missed by Letterkenny Chamber . Our sympathies go out to his family at this sad time.”Hotelier and former Letterkenny Town Councillor Terry McEniff said Tadgh brought a smile to anyone’s face he met.“There is no question the town will be a poorer place for the loss of Tadgh.“He always brought a smile to people’s face because he was always full of craic. “He was a Tipperary man but he was so proud of his adopted home and county of Letterkenny and Donegal.“My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was taken form us all too early,” he said.Senator Brian O Domhnaill said“Tadhg was a personable, affable and likable gentleman. While we all knew of his illness, I am greatly saddened today to learn of his passing. I will always remember him fondly.“I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his wife Hilda and his children Andrew and Lisa. Ar dheis lámh dea gó raibh a anam uasal.”Former Town Councillor PJ Blake said he will miss his close friend in so many ways.“As well as being a fellow councillor I will always count Tadhg as a friend first and foremost.“I don’t think we ever had a cross word and he always had the good of Letterkenny and Donegal at heart.“He will be missed by myself and many, many other for a long time,” said Mr Blake.Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Dessie Larkin, said Cllr Culbert was proud of being re-elected to Letterkenny Town Council and described himself as the “comeback kid.”MORE DONEGAL THAN MANY DONEGAL PEOPLE – TRIBUTES FLOW IN FOR CLLR CULBERT was last modified: April 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img