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Portland Hospital to support Dreams Come True

first_img Tagged with: Events Portland Hospital to support Dreams Come True AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 6 February 2004 | News The Portland Hospital, the only private London hospital entirely dedicated to the treatment of women and children, is to support national children’s charity Dreams Come True in 2004 through a variety of fundraising initiatives which will be held to mark the Hospital’s 21st anniversary.Judy van den Broek, CEO for the Portland Hospital, explained how the hospital chose its charity of the year. “The Portland paediatric unit cares for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 16 years suffering a wide spectrum of common illnesses and also the more unusual conditions, and so, when looking for a charity to support in our 21st anniversary year, there seemed to be a natural link between the Hospital and Dreams Come True.” Fundraising events in the year will include a sponsored pram push, Hospital Open Day and Gala Ball together with a variety of activities undertaken by Portland staff and consultants. Advertisementlast_img read more

Women’s basketball fall in heartbreaker to No. 21 Texas 66-64 in Big 12 tournament quarterfinals

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Linkedin Colin Post Facebookcenter_img Previous articleDesmond Bane’s career-high leads men’s basketball to season sweep of Texas and return to NCAA Tournament contentionNext articleRifle Claims Third National Championship in Program History Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printDespite the loss, TCU head coach Raegan Pebley still believes the Horned Frogs have the resume of an NCAA tournament team. Photo by Heesoo Yang.In what proved to be their most hard-fought game ofthe season, TCU women’s basketball was not able to take control late, falling ina heartbreaker to No. 21 Texas 66-64 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Women’sBasketball Championship.“Congrats to Texas. [It was] definitely a battle,” Raegan Pebley said.  “[It] felt like that was an NCAA tournament game.”The Horned Frogs finish the season 0-3 against theLonghorns, with the average margin of defeat being only 7.3 points.The game was tense from the start, with the teamstrading baskets for the first two minutes. Neither team shot well (both 30 percent or lower), but it was four madethree-pointers by the Horned Frogs that gave them an 18-13 lead at the end ofthe period.“It was very, very physical,” Pebley said.  “Extremely physical.”Two of those threes had come from guard Jayde Woods,who surpassed her season average of 5.4 points per game with six in the firstquarter alone.  Jayde Woods finished with a season-high 13 points for TCU. Photo by Heesoo Yang.She would finish with a season-high 13 points and sixassists in her best game as a Horned Frog.The back-and-forth nature of the game continued into the second quarter with the Longhorns using high-percentage looks to gain a slim 30-28 lead going into the halftime break.  The Horned Frogs, on the other hand, shot just 29.7 percent in the first two periods, missing all four of their second quarter attempts from behind-the arc.The clear story of the game through the first half was the leading scorers from both teams.  Center Jordan Moore (16.7 points per game) for TCU and Sug Sutton (12.8 points per game) were a combined 1-13 for two points (from Sutton) at the end of the first half.With Moore struggling, senior Amy Okonkwo took overfor the Horned Frogs.  The forward scored13 points on 50 percent shooting to lead all scorers through two quarters.On the other side, TCU had struggled stopping Texas guard Danni Williams in the first half.  The senior had barely missed, going 5-7 with 11 points.The Horned Frogs started the second half slow, with just one made shot from the field in the first four minutes.  This changed midway through the third quarter as guard Kianna Ray led TCU on an 8-2 run to take a 40-37 lead with 4:57 left to play in the period.Kianna Ray made four three-pointers in the contest for the Horned Frogs. Photo by Heesoo Yang.During that time, Ray scored her first six points ofthe game on two made three-pointers to give the Horned Frogs seven made fromdeep in the game.“Confidence. My teammates telling me to keep shootingit,” Ray said of what allowed her to shoot so effectively.  “I can’t get inside of myself.  I have to look to pour out into my teammatesand take whatever they’re pouring into me.”Ray would finish with 12 points.This run did not stifle the Longhorns as they finished the third quarter on a 7-2 run to tie the game with ten minutes remaining.The fourth quarter began with the teams tradingruns.  The Horned Frogs started theperiod with an 8-2 run, but the Longhorns responded with a 7-0 run of their ownto take a one-point lead.After TCU went up 52-46 with 7:52 left to play, Suttoncame alive for Texas.  The junior scoredsix of her 15 points in the last 5:20 of the game, including what proved to bethe game-sealing play.With 56 seconds left in the game, Sutton stole theball from TCU guard Dakota Vann and finished a layup on the other end to putthe Longhorns up 65-61.Pebley was right about the game having March Madness feels, as the Horned Frogs would get another chance despite their late deficit.  Moore’s first two points of the game via the free throw line pulled TCU within two and she forced a steal just 12 seconds later to give the Horned Frogs the ball with a chance to tie.  On the other end of the floor, Moore made her firstfield goal of the game to tie the score at 65, but the basket was negated dueto a TCU timeout that was called just moments before the shot went up.Moore would finish the game 0-8 with just two points.  She had only been able to play 21 minutes due to foul trouble for most of the contest.Following the timeout, guard Lauren Heard got fouledon a drive but was only able to hit one of two free throw attempts.  After the Longhorns made one of two foulshots, Woods’ layup attempt to tie was just short, and TCU fell just short ofbeating Texas for the third time this season.Okonkwo finished with a game-high 21 points and acareer-high 16 rebounds in the contest. The senior had played a huge role in the Horned Frogs outrebounding theLonghorns, the best rebounding team in the Big 12, 39-36.Amy Okonkwo, known for playing well in big games, scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds as the Horned Frogs fell just short against the Longhorns. Photo by Heesoo Yang.“I felt like I had to do whatever my team needed,” Okonkwosaid.  “If that was rebounding, dothat.  If that was scoring, do that.”The loss leaves TCU waiting for March 18, when thefield for the 2019 NCAA tournament will be announced.  With 10 wins in conference play and 20overall, TCU has built up its March Madness resumé well.  Regardless, all they can do now is wait.“This is a very driven and motivated team with a lotleft in their tank,” Pebley said.  “I thinkthat we’re still a very good resume built team for the NCAA Committee toconsider.” + posts Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/last_img read more

Chinese arrest South Korean journalists near North Korean border

first_img Reporters Without Borders is worried to learn that the Chinese authorities are holding a group of journalists from the South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo on suspicion of spying. Arrested near China’s border with North Korea on 20 September, they were reportedly travelling on tourist visas.“We demand an explanation of this arbitrary detention of a group of journalists whose number has not been confirmed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Press visas are hard to get and, when journalists lack them, the Chinese authorities often use this as grounds for preventing them from working in this sensitive border area. We call on the authorities to release them without delay.”According to a report in the South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, the JoongAng Ilbo group consisted of four journalists, the head of a Seoul-based government transport research centre and a local guide. Chinese soldiers arrested them in a supposedly restricted military zone near the River Tumen, which forms the border with North Korea.South Korean foreign ministry officials told Associated Press on 23 September that the JoongAng Ilbo journalists had been held in a hotel since their arrest near the border. Without saying exactly how many were being held, the officials said the journalists were travelling on tourist visas.The Chinese authorities do not like foreign reporters visiting the area near the North Korean border. A South Korean freelance journalist, Seok Jae-hyun, was arrested in 2003 for filming North Korean refugees fleeing to China and was held for 14 months on a charge of “trafficking in human beings.” March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further News Follow the news on China Newscenter_img News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures September 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese arrest South Korean journalists near North Korean border Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

Implementation of prior censorship results in “sad spectacle”

first_img RSF_en Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad ChadAfrica Reporters Without Borders today condemned the “archaic censorship” being implemented by the communication ministry and reiterated its call for the government of Chad to lift the draconian curbs on press freedom that are part of a state of emergency decreed three days ago.“The publication of newspapers with black strips replacing articles censored by civil servants is a sad spectacle,” the press freedom organisation said. “Using scissors will not help the government restore peace. It will just radicalise the opposition and give it additional arguments for resisting. We urge President Idriss Deby Itno to order his government to seek negotiated solutions rather than continue with these absurd and depressing measures.”The special unit created at the communication ministry to implement prior censorship of the N’Djamena-based print media began to function on 14 November, the day after the state of emergency was decreed in N’Djamena and six of the country’s regions, Reporters Without Borders has learned from the leading local media.The newspapers that chose to continue publishing have seen several stories censored on each of the past three days by the special unit, consisting of Mahamat Saleh Yacoub, the ministry’s secretary-general, and Nguérébaye Adoum Saleh, an advisor to the ministry. Before each issue is approved for distribution, a provisional copy has to be taken to the minister’s office for vetting. The privately-owned newspapers L’Observateur, Notre Temps and Le Temps appeared on 14, 15 and 16 November with black strips and the word “Censored” replacing articles or photos that were removed.Yacoub and Saleh went to the headquarters of Le Temps on 15 November and demanded to see the provisional copy of that day’s issue. On learning that it had already gone to the printer’s, they insisted that the layout editor, Dipombé Payébé, accompany them there to vet the issue and remove any elements “likely to undermine national cohesion.”Bégoto Yaldet Oulatar, the editor of the newspaper N’Djamena Bi-Hebdo, told Reporters Without Borders he decided to suspend publication until the state of emergency’s initial period was over. According to Chad’s constitution, the president can only declare a state of emergency for an initial period of 12 days, after which parliament’s approval is needed for any extension.The privately-owned radio stations, which according to the state of emergency decree are henceforth banned from referring to “matters liable to jeopardise public order, national unity, territorial integrity and respect for the republic’s institutions,” have so far not been affected by censorship.The decision to restore prior censorship of the privately-owned press was prompted by recent articles about the rebels who are fighting government troops in eastern Chad. In early November, the weekly Notre Temps published photos of rebel leaders and speculated about their possibilities of any of them replaced Deby as president.Notre Temps also published an interview with one of the rebel leaders, in which he spoke of the “post-Deby period.” On 6 November, the weekly Le Temps published the political programme of Mahamat Nouri, the head of the Union for Democratic Forces for Development (UFDD), one of the rebel groups. Receive email alerts Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information December 1, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further News ChadAfrica Reporters Without Borders today condemned the “archaic censorship” being implemented by the communication ministry and reiterated its call for the government of Chad to lift the draconian curbs on press freedom that are part of a state of emergency decreed three days ago. Reports Follow the news on Chad October 7, 2020 Find out more News November 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Implementation of prior censorship results in “sad spectacle” Newslast_img read more

The Best Places to Live, Depending on Your Profession

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Best Places to Live, Depending on Your Profession  Print This Post About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Affordability best metros RENTCafe worst metros 2018-06-26 David Wharton Previous: Fannie Mae Roundtable Explores LGBT Fair Housing Protections Next: Foreclosure Trends on the Horizon Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Places to Live, Depending on Your Profession June 26, 2018 2,984 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability best metros RENTCafe worst metros Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Choosing a career path and a place to call home are two of the biggest decisions facing anyone as they grow into adulthood. While there are countless factors to be considered on both fronts, a new report explores why it might make more sense to consider both questions as extensions of each other. After all, it’s not just about where you want to live—it’s about finding a hometown that meshes well with your chosen career.With that in mind, RENTCafe set out to determine the best (and worst) metros for a variety of career fields, working from data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. After determining the average net income for each of the professions they were examining, RENTCafe then subtracted the average annual cost of living (based on MIT data) and saw how much money was left over after those expenses (which MIT calculates to include the minimum cost of food, health insurance, housing, transportation and other living expenses, plus income taxes).The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, metro is an ideal home base for workers in the fields of management, legal, computer & mathematical, and architecture & engineering, all of which RENTCafe calculate will be left with more than $50k left over even after paying for living expenses. As RENTCafe points out, this is by no means a cheap market, but these career fields can weather that higher cost of living thanks to higher average annual salaries for that profession in that region. In fact, RENTCafe found that those in management would have an average of more than $87k still left over after living expenses in the San Jose metro. For comparison’s sake, the worst metro for managers is Jackson, Mississippi, where they’d have an average of $36k left over after living expenses.For some professions, however, even the best-case scenario is still not particularly good news. The Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, metro is the best location for Food Preparation and Serving workers, but “best” doesn’t always mean “good.” After covering living expenses in Vegas, those workers would be left with $500 for the year. That’s pretty dire, but it’s still a far cry from the impossibility of trying to sustain that career field in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C-Virginia metro, where food prep workers will be left more than $11,000 in the hole after covering living expenses.Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut, proves to be the best metro for 12 out of the 21 professions examined by RENTCafe, with all of the following careers left with an average of more than $11k after living expenses: Business and Financial Operations; Computer and Mathematical; Life, Physical, and Social Science; Community and Social Services; Education, Training, and Library; Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media; Protective Service; Office and Administrative Support; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair; and Production.On the other end of the spectrum, both Deltona, Florida and Urban Honolulu prove to be bad choices for many different career paths. Of the 21 careers examined by RENTCafe, 11 of them would be left with no money at all after paying living expenses in either of those metros. North Port, Florida and San Diego also prove to be unaffordable for nearly half of the professions in question.To peruse all the RENTCafe data—once you’re finished shopping for a home in Connecticut—click here. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

“State of Emergency should be declared as freeze continues” – Mc Brearty

first_img Twitter The Defence Minister says the army may be deployed to help as the freezing weather looks set to continue.An emergency committee, involving a number of Government departments and other agencies, is meeting this afternoon to discuss the issue.Defence Minster Willie O’Dea says whatever is needed will be provided.Meanwhile, Donegal Councillor Frank Mc Brearty has called on the governnment to provide money and resources to allow for the gritting and clearing of minor roads.He says it’s time a state of emergency was declared. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook By News Highland – January 7, 2010 Google+ Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News “State of Emergency should be declared as freeze continues” – Mc Brearty Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleCouncil says water situation continues to improveNext articleFinner on stand by to help tackle weather aftermath News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

New video appears to show Ahmaud Arbery moments before his death

first_imgCourtesy The Arbery familyBy SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Investigators say they are poring over new video that appears to show Georgia resident Ahmaud Arbery moments before police say the 25-year-old African American was shot and killed by Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father and son who claim they were attempting to perform a citizen’s arrest when they confronted Arbery.According to police, the McMichaels say they believed Arbery resembled a suspect allegedly seen breaking into homes in their neighborhood, but police say there have been no reports of burglaries or thefts in that area in nearly two months.The new surveillance video, obtained by Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB, was recorded shortly before Arbery’s death. It shows a man walking outside toward a home construction site and then entering.Arbery’s family’s attorneys says they believe the video, obtained by ABC News, does show the former football player inside the under-construction home, but they emphasize that he wasn’t breaking the law.“Our office has reviewed the surveillance video which appears to show a person, believed to be Ahmaud Arbery, entering a property under construction,” the attorneys said in a statement. “The individual remains on the property for under 3 minutes before continuing to jog down the road. This video is consistent with the evidence already known to us. Ahmaud Arbery was out for a jog. He stopped by a property under construction where he engaged in no illegal activity and remained for only a brief period. Ahmaud did not take anything from the construction site. He did not cause any damage to the property.”“Ahmaud’s actions at this empty home under construction were in no way a felony under Georgia law. This video confirms that Mr. Arbery’s murder was not justified and the actions of the men who pursued him and ambushed him were unjustified,” the statement added.In a statement, the owners of the under-construction home say they have no relationship with the McMichaels, and would never have wanted what they call a “vigilante response.”“First, and most important, the English family — the homeowners — want Ahmaud Arbery’s parents to know that they are very sorry for the loss of their son and they are praying for them,” said the statement from Elizabeth Graddy, attorney for homeowner Larry English. “Second, it is crucial to understand that the English family — the homeowners — were not part of what the McMichaels did. The first accounts suggested a link between the McMichaels and the homeowners, but there is none. The English family had no relationship with the McMichaels and did not even know what had occurred until after Mr. Arbery’s death was reported to them. After seeing Mr. Arbery’s photo in news reports, Larry English did not even think Mr. Arbery was the person that appears in this video. Even if it had been, however, Mr. English would never have sought a vigilante response, much less one resulting in a tragic death.”Arbery’s death — and the long delay before the McMichaels’ arrests — has prompted a public outcry, including an open letter from Roc Nation’s Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Meek Mill to Georgia’s governor and attorney general calling for a special prosecutor and swift justice.“We call upon you today … with the entire world watching, to ensure that a fair trial is conducted,” it said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The effects of temperature and moisture on dark respiration in the foliose lichen Umbilicaria antarctica

first_imgThe dark respiration of field‐fresh thalli of Umbilicaria antarctica Frey et Lamb is reported for temperatures from −5.5 to 19°C, and water contents from saturation to dryness. Detailed analysis of the respiratory response with changing water content has suggested that Michaelis‐Menten kinetics appear to provide a useful model. Q10 values are used to indicate possible ice formation in the thallus and water loss characteristics are explained in terms of thallus anatomy. The ecological implications of this approach are discussed.last_img read more

Climatically driven fluctuations in Southern Ocean ecosystems

first_imgDetermining how climate fluctuations affect ocean ecosystems requires an understanding of how biologicaland physical processes interact across a wide range of scales. Here we examine the role of physical andbiological processes in generating fluctuations in the ecosystem around South Georgia in the SouthAtlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Anomalies in sea surface temperature (SST) in the South Pacificsector of the Southern Ocean have previously been shown to be generated through atmosphericteleconnections with El Nin˜o Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-related processes. These SST anomalies arepropagated via the Antarctic Circumpolar Current into the South Atlantic (on time scales of more than1 year), where ENSO and Southern Annular Mode-related atmospheric processes have a direct influenceon short (less than six months) time scales.We find that across the South Atlantic sector, these changes inSST, and related fluctuations in winter sea ice extent, affect the recruitment and dispersal of Antarctic krill.This oceanographically driven variation in krill population dynamics and abundance in turn affects thebreeding success of seabird and marine mammal predators that depend on krill as food. Such propagatinganomalies, mediated through physical and trophic interactions, are likely to be an important component ofvariation in ocean ecosystems and affect responses to longer term change. Population models derived onthe basis of these oceanic fluctuations indicate that plausible rates of regional warming of 1oC over the next100 years could lead to more than a 95% reduction in the biomass and abundance of krill across the ScotiaSea by the end of the century.last_img read more

Mississippi Guests Board USS Theodore Roosevelt

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Mississippi Guests Board USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas The Distinguished Visitor (DV) program is hosted by Naval Air Forces and is focused on giving citizens a rare firsthand look at life aboard an aircraft carrier to witness the pride and professionalism of the young men and women who serve the country at sea.DVs are leaders in their local and state civic, education or business communities and include legislative representatives, city council members, corporate executives, educators, and other leaders of broad-based organizations who have not served in the military.Participating in the Aug. 22-23 trip was Nick Bain, Mississippi House of Representatives Michael Evans and Kyle Rutledge, Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors; Dede Mogollon, director of Tourism for Lauderdale County; and Jim Copeland, NAS Meridian community planning liaison officer.[mappress]Press Release, September 05, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Mississippi View post tag: board Mississippi distinguished visitors recently spent 24 hours aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CNV 71) located 120 miles off the coast of Florida. Mississippi Guests Board USS Theodore Roosevelt September 5, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Guests View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more