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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

Team USA will wear uniforms made of recycled shoes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgFebruary 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Team USA will wear uniforms made of recycled shoes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcode6d/iStock(NEW YORK) — The uniforms Team USA will don as they step on the medals podium in Tokyo Olympics this summer will be partly made from recycled shoe parts, Nike revealed this week.The sportswear company unveiled the new designs at a fashion show Wednesday evening and said in a statement on their website they were “inspired by the recycled materials that make up the medals” as well as “Japanese kimono design.”The national team logo and other parts of the outfit will be made from recycled athletic shoes and surplus manufacturing scraps. Meanwhile, the jacket and pants will be made from 100% recycled materials including nylon and polyester.The medalists will also be given Nike Vapormax shoes which are made from 75% recycled manufacturing waste.Sustainability is taking center stage at the Summer Olympics this year in Tokyo. Organizers for the 2020 games revealed last July that the medals will be molded from recycled consumer electronics that have been collected from members of the public over the past few years.About 6.81 million phones as well as an untold number of digital cameras, laptops and other devices were donated by the Japanese public to construct the medals, the organizing committee said.Nike’s announcement of recycled garments for the nation’s top athletes come as the fashion industry faces immense pressure to reduce its carbon footprint.Moreover, younger consumers have also indicated their desire to spend on sustainable products.A December survey from retail analytics group First Insight found that a vast majority of Gen Z shoppers prefer to buy sustainable brands, and are even willing to spend 10% more on sustainable products. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Man arrested on allegations of strangulation and firearm charges

first_imgColumbus, IN — A Columbus man was arrested on Sunday evening by Columbus Police Department SWAT members after a domestic incident where he allegedly strangled a woman and held a gun to her head.SWAT arrested Parker Broady, 24, of Columbus, after serving a warrant at his home. JNET Narcotic investigators later served a second warrant at the residence and another man who resides there, Jalen Nichols, 24, of Columbus, was arrested after drugs were allegedly observed inside the apartment.Broady was charged on allegations of criminal confinement, intimidation, strangulation, pointing a firearm, domestic battery, and interference with the reporting of a crime. Nichols was charged on allegations of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.last_img read more

Jason Derulo performs at Conquest

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan On Monday, USC students celebrated the 10th annual Conquest in McCarthy Quad. The tradition highlighted Trojan spirit and athletics as USC prepares to play crosstown rival UCLA on Saturday. The event, which featured a carnival and concert headlined by platinum-selling artist Jason Derulo, was hosted by the USC Concerts Committee in conjunction with Undergraduate Student Government and the Office of Campus Activities. The event was open to all students free of charge.‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ · Featured artist Jason Derulo performs in front of students during Conquest on Monday night at McCarthy Quad. – Benjamin Dunn | El RodeoHeather McDonald, a comedienne and USC alumna, co-hosted the event along with fellow comedian and actor Steve Rannazzisi. They led the crowd in introducing USC athletic teams, along with announcements of events during the night. At one point during the night, the event experienced technical difficulties in the traditional burning of a Bruin bear effigy. After a few minutes, however, the crowd began a new countdown and the wooden bear exploded into fireworks and a bonfire in front of Doheny Memorial Library. A fireworks display, featuring USC-colored cardinal and gold fireworks, lit up the sky for several minutes.“That bear is burning and these girls are burning a lot of calories,” McDonald joked. “There’s like 25 teams here.”The Trojan Marching Band also performed alongside the Song Girls and Spirit Leaders. Along with celebrating the 10th year of Conquest, this year also marks 125 years of Trojan athletics and 45 years since the introduction of the Song Girls into USC events.Planning for the event proved to be more complicated than usual since the UCLA rivalry game falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Concerts Committee, however, was able to work around the event this year by changing the concert from Thursday, when it is usually hosted, to Monday. Concerts Committee also faced a tough decision in picking a performer.“It is impossible to pick an artist that makes everybody happy but the committee considers the variety of tastes among the student body. Any USC student is welcome to attend our meetings [on Monday nights] and offer input and suggestions for who to bring to perform at USC,” said Alison Wotton, the co-assistant director of Program Board Concerts.Some students felt that Jason Derulo was not the most appropriate choice given that many of his most popular songs are from several years ago.“USC is amazing in that we have a concert Monday night. But we could have had somebody more relevant,” said Natalie Li, a freshman majoring in biology. She added, however, that “Whatcha Say” was her favorite Jason Derulo song. “I’m glad he played that one,” she said.Many students enjoyed other aspects of the event besides the concert. “I’m enjoying the spirit and the food. And Jason of course,” said Elli Wang, a freshman majoring in environmental studies.The food trucks proved to be a particularly popular aspect of the event.“I’m happy they have food trucks here and I’m happy about the Jason Derulo concert. My friends have been talking a lot about it,” said Megan Joseph, a freshman majoring in computer engineering and computer science.The concert opened with DJ Papo, billed as the official DJ for Jason Derulo. He played remixes as the crowd waited for Derulo, who came on stage and opened his set with “In My Head.” He played a variety of his songs throughout his time onstage, including crowd favorites “Whatcha Say” and “Marry Me.”Students said they enjoyed the music more as the night went on.“I think he’s a smooth dancer,”   said Linyan Tian, a freshman majoring in philosophy, politics and law. “He’s super charismatic and he’s just as good in person as he is in the studio.”last_img read more

Amelia’s Ward house gutted by fire

first_imgBy Utamu BelleA Linden resident is now counting his losses following a fire which took place at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Thursday afternoon. The fire, which completely gutted the wooden house at Lot 744 South Amelia’s Ward, also partially damaged another house situated in the same yard.At the time of the incident, none of the occupants of the two houses were at home. However, according to Brian Williams, the fire started at approximately 13:30h after a man who had been weeding the yard proceeded to light a fire to discard of cut grass. Williams noted that while he is not an occupant of either of the homes, he was working along with the weeder at the time the fire started.“We light a fire and after we out it down, it start back. When we thought it out, it didn’t really finish,” Williams related. He added that firefighters arrived on the scene at approximately 14:30h, but by then, the wooden house had already collapsed as a result of the fire.The aftermath of the fire“They didn’t really get to out it, because when they come the house already fall down,” he explained. Kenneth Alexander, who has been residing at the premises which was completely gutted, said he lost everything, including all of his household appliances. He noted that he has been residing there for approximately two years.“Everything, everything lost… two chair sets, fridge, wall divider, music set, bedroom set, everything…” a despondent Alexander indicated.Guyana Times understands that the second house that was partially damaged is concrete and is owned by persons who reside overseas. A female caretaker, who explained that she has been living at the house for years, was at the scene following the fire, along with another occupant. The Linden Fire Station has since launched an investigation into the matter.last_img read more

Increase in sensational road fatalities unacceptable – Top Cop

first_imgPolice Commissioner, Leslie James last week stated that he was dissatisfied with the level of road deaths and accidents on Guyana’s roadways daily.Recent accident at Fairfield, Mahaicony, East Coast DemeraraSpeaking at an event, which was hosted at the Brickdam Police Station last week, the Top Cop revealed that Guyana is currently experiencing an increase in fatal accidents which have resulted in an uproar by citizens calling for the Guyana Police Force to do everything in its powers to reduce same.“Recently, we have had an increase in sensational type of accident. Fatal accidents, serious accidents. To [the] extent that there is an outcry,” James added.He reiterated that there is need for road users, both drivers and pedestrians, to change their attitude on the roadways to ensure the safety of not only themselves but fellow Guyanese as well.“The factor of attitude, personal attitude, is a significant attribute to accidents. The way in which persons used the road is a significant contributor to the current [increase] of accidents and I would urge and I am imploring all users of the road, especially motorists [in] that category,” the Commissioner added.This increase in road fatalities, he stated, has been caused, mainly, by persons driving at excessive speeds; driving under the influence of alcohol; driving without due care and attention and driving on roads which are congested or unsafe for other road users. He implored all road users to take all necessary precaution.The Commissioner related that the errant road users who are responsible for the deaths will face the full force of the law.Police Commissioner Leslie James“Please do so with moderation. There are smooth and long stretches of road in some part of the country, but it also has speed limits and you are reminded to drive within the speed limit. Those errant drivers you will be dealt with in a condign fashion,” he remarked.As of December 20, a total of 120 persons lost their lives as a result of accidents – a figure which surpassed the total number of traffic fatalities in 2018.Earlier in the month, Traffic Chief Linden Isles told Guyana Times  that these deaths were recorded from 98 accidents.Recently, an accident occurred at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, where a minibus slammed into a beverage delivery truck, resulting in the death of five persons. The accident reportedly occurred after the speeding minibus suffered a blowout.With the recent figures, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) along with the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) have called for a national approach to curb the growing number of deaths on the country’s roadways.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), some 1.25 million people are killed each year in traffic accidents worldwide. Over the last 16 years, Guyana lost more than 1869 persons to road fatalities and this figure continues to rise.last_img read more

Give youth a voice

first_imgSacred Heart College pupil, Masego Mafata urged South Africans to give youth a voice.(Image: Shamin Chibba) IkamvaYouth’s Gauteng regional director, Patrick Mashanda, said the media must celebrate South Africa’s achievements.(Image: Shamin Chibba) Documentary filmmaker Khanyisile Magubane said the media sets the agenda for youth’s aspirations.(Image: Shamin Chibba)Shamin ChibbaSouth Africa’s future hinges on today’s youth, and their concerns need to be heard if we are to prosper. This was one of the major outcomes of the Johannesburg leg of the National Development Plan (NDP) Youth Dialogues hosted by the Mail & Guardian newspaper and Brand South Africa.Education, youth unemployment, and the role of the media were debated at the event, which was held at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank on 26 June. Panellists looked at how youth could engage with the NDP, and one way this could occur, they concluded, was by giving young people a chance to voice their concerns on matters affecting their lives.Godfrey Phetla, the director of policy and research for the Enterprise Development Unit in the Department of Trade and Industry, said the government must create the platform for youth to express themselves, and must seriously consider what they had to say. “We always have to speak on behalf of young people. We are not giving them a voice. This is where we have gone wrong as a country.”One of the young audience members, Masego Mafata, a pupil at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg, urged society to give young people the chance to speak. “Most of the time people do not really get our perspective.”And Langalethu Manqele, the chairperson of the Johannesburg branch of the Black Management Forum (BMF), encouraged young people to use their energy, passion and questioning nature to make the future favourable for them. “They have a unique energy and value system the rest of the population does not have. They need to bring that energy with them to turn things around or else society will always arrest them.” Entrepreneurship the answerEntrepreneurship was put forward as a solution to the country’s rising youth unemployment figures, which, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on South Africa, was 48% at present. The president of the Junior Chamber International South Africa, Angel Kgokolo, opened the debate by saying enterprise development was important in addressing inequality and to achieve the transformation that was needed to secure a future for young citizens.GEM’s Entrepreneurial Framework Conditions had to be promoted, which would ensure the needs of young businesspeople were met. These conditions include the cultural and social norms of a country, market dynamics, research, development and education.The GEM report states that just 40% of South Africans believe they are capable of being entrepreneurs, well below the 52% average of similar efficiency-driven economies. It adds that the country’s education, which is one of the framework conditions, has affected the vastly negative perceptions people have of their entrepreneurial capability. “Education was given the lowest mean score by the national experts, indicating that South Africa’s education system is not effectively developing individuals with the skills and confidence required to consider entrepreneurship as a valid career choice,” the report states.Only 14% of South Africans intend to pursue business opportunities in the next three years, which is lower than the average of 27% for efficiency-driven countries. Kgokolo pointed out that a number of young start-ups were unprepared and were set up to fail. “They do not have the capacity to face the challenges of being entrepreneurs.”The founder of recycled products manufacturer Eco Smart, Lisa Kuhle, said this was due to a lack of mentorship. Businesses, she added, failed because there was no support. “Starting a business out of poverty is almost impossible. There are [high] costs to incur.” She suggested the government and corporates contributed by supporting small businesses run by young entrepreneurs.Matsi Modise, the national executive director of South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum, felt it was important for the government and business to work together to ensure young entrepreneurs had access to opportunities. “The government does play its part and has put together policies. But any environment must have a cohesive effort.”However, the BMF’s Manqele thought entrepreneurship was over-emphasised and that there were other solutions to unemployment. He said the country should rather deal with its skills shortage by encouraging young people to get educated. “Not all of us can own and run businesses. We need scientists, too. It is much harder to escape poverty via a business because you need networks. People who have these networks are insiders.”Erica Kempken, a senior consultant at ProServ South Africa, said all additional skills one would need to thrive in the workplace were not taught in schools. “We can teach so many more skills than we are currently doing.”Education, Kempken insisted, started in early childhood and the “NDP is incredibly clear about how important that is”. Furthermore, she said, creativity should be encouraged in the classroom and that it needed to be harnessed in a guided fashion. Schools first needed to teach children skills and afterwards allow them to “put it into practice in a creative way”. Media shapes youthAccording to journalist and documentary filmmaker Khanyisile Magubane, young South Africans are becoming media savvy and are quickly understanding its power. “The knowledge base an average 13-year-old has now is way more than a 13-year-old from 20 years ago. Technology has played a big role in that.”As a result, Magubane believed the media set the agenda for the youth’s aspirations – the way they reflected themselves had a lot to do with the way the media portrayed them. “If you look at the programming on radio and television aimed at young people, it is shallow, it dumbs down the minds of young people. So the question we should be asking is which young minds are going to play a role in shaping the National Development Plan.”She said the media could play a beneficial role in developing the youth by telling stories that portrayed young people who were affirmed in their families. She referred to the SABC 1 television drama Skeem Saam as a good example of how this could be achieved. “[The show] traces how families deal with [problems]. You see [situations] where families are saying to their children ‘You have messed up but it is not the end of the world’. That child walks away with an understanding that ‘I have made a mistake but I can learn from it.’”Patrick Mashanda, the Gauteng regional co-ordinator of the education development NPO IkamvaYouth, said news media had a habit of reporting negative stories, a practice which many in the audience believed could affect the youth. He called for the media, instead, to “celebrate South Africa’s achievements so as to inspire people”.He also urged South Africans to continue working towards a better future, regardless of whether their actions were reported in the media. “Sometimes the media is not accessible. So people should just take action and continue with those programmes for the sake of the nation and our youth.” Youth need confidenceMagubane also said young people needed to learn how to articulate their thoughts. “This comes from being taught how to be confident in yourself and who you are.” Confidence and the kinds of thoughts young people had were directly linked to the way they were brought up.While producing the six-part documentary series Why Are We So Angry? which aired on SABC 1 in 2012, Magubane had come across a number of young people who were intelligent but lacked confidence. “We are not seeing young black kids from the township schools being affirmed enough to say they are okay in their existence, that they are good enough and their mind is good enough.”She said the lack of access to quality education was one of the factors driving this low self-esteem. “I think they are at that stage where they want more but they do not have access to it.”last_img read more

Farmers flocking to meet the demand for lamb

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The high slopes of southeast Ohio and other parts of the state are suited more for grazing animals than for row crops.“You can put cattle and sheep across those areas and make it productive land,” said Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA).Many have. Across the state, the number of sheep flocks has grown in the past decade in response to an increasing demand for lamb meat. Much of the growth has been among Amish farmers in several counties, some of them former dairy producers who took up raising sheep for a chance at higher profits, High said.Some cattle producers have recently started grazing sheep on the same pasture as their cattle. And in cities and suburbs in northeast Ohio, some are using lambs to trim their grass instead of pulling out the lawn mower, said Christine Gelley, Ohio State University Extension educator in Noble County.Interest in sheep production dwindled in the 1980s and 1990s when lamb prices were low and parasites plagued flocks. But the renewed interest among people wanting to eat lamb has triggered more demand for the meat in the United States, but much of that demand is filled by imported lamb from Australia, Gelley said.“We are not meeting the domestic demand,” Gelley said of the U.S. sheep industry. “So there’s a lot of room to grow.”Anyone interested in raising sheep or who is already doing so is invited to flock to the upcoming Ohio Sheep Day in Caldwell on July 14. Participants can learn about how to raise healthy sheep, including avoiding parasites, creating an efficient sheep handling system and improving fencing to bar coyotes.“They love lambs — unfortunately,” High said of coyotes.Parasites too have been problematic for flock owners. They dwell in the grass, and when eaten by sheep or lambs, suck the animal’s blood, and can weaken and eventually kill the animal. Having sheep move around to different sections of pasture helps avoid contact with the parasites, High said.“The most interesting part of Sheep Day is people coming together and sharing about their flocks and the issues they face and kind of helping each other out,” High said. “Hopefully, they’re going to walk away with something that will make their sheep operation more profitable and productive.”Ohio Sheep Day will be at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road in Caldwell. The cost is $15 for OSIA members and $25 for nonmembers. The cost includes lunch. OSIA memberships can be purchased during registration.Since State Route 821, also known as Marietta Road, will be closed due to construction,  motorists should take I-77 to Exit 25 for Caldwell and State Route 78. From the exit ramp, turn onto State Route 78 headed east. At the second traffic light, turn left onto State Route 821 North. Follow 821 North through Caldwell, toward Belle Valley. Just before the road closure, turn right onto State Route 215 East. The farm is located about 1 mile ahead on the right. The driveway is Bond Ridge Road.For more information, contact High at 614-246-8299, [email protected], or your OSU Extension county educator.last_img read more

Boys’ division is wide open

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThe boys’ National Youth Championships division is more than a two-horse race.For the past three tournaments there have been three different champions – New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS), New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) and Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST).Unlike the girls’ division where QSST has had a mortgage on the title since the competition’s inception, the boys’ division has been wide open.NSWCHS and QSST have won 14 titles between them – the latter taking home the honours on 10 occasions.But QSST have had to play second fiddle for the past two years, losing to NSWCCC 9-8 in 2012 and NSWCHS 6-5.With another strong team named for the 2014 National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium, QSST might go one better on home soil.However, NSWCHS could be the major threat for QSST.The defending champions have only finished outside the top four once since 1993.In their history of playing at this tournament, they’ve never been able to win back-to-back titles.NSWCCC are the dark horse. As they showed in 2009 and again three years later in 2012, they have climbed to the top of the mountain.After some lean years in the 2000s, NSWCCC have not been outside the top four since coming fourth in 2008.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNational Youth Champslast_img read more

10 months agoGunnarsson: I’ve stayed in touch with Solskjaer; he told me this about Man Utd job…

first_imgGunnarsson: I’ve stayed in touch with Solskjaer; he told me this about Man Utd job…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City attacker Aron Gunnarsson is backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for success at Manchester United.Gunnarsson says Solskjaer’s standing as a United legend will give him a much better chance of success than when in charge of Cardiff when he struggled badly amid major turmoil at the club.Cardiff midfielder Gunnarsson said: “He came in with a positive attitude, looking at the game in a different way. He tried to impact his style of football.“Unfortunately it didn’t work but he’s got a good squad at Man United and all the very best to him. It’s a different job.”The fans know him as a legend. He’s given them good times before and it’s for them to re-live that moment again.“I talked to him afterwards, I kept in touch with him after he left.”He said to me it was a dream job for him to come and manage Man United because he was a player there for years and knows the club inside and out and it’s going to life the fans as well having him on the side-line.”All the very best to him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more