British Red Cross launches Hurricane Matthew appeal

first_img British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal in response to the damage caused by category-four storm Hurricane Matthew.More than one million people have been affected by the hurricane. In Haiti over 850 people have been killed, and 350,000 people are in need of aid. The Cuban town of Baracoa has experienced damage to 90% of its buildings.British Red Cross Disaster Relief Alliance partners including Tesco, Aviva, and John Lewis Partnership have already contributed to the appeal through the disaster fund.David Foster, from the British Red Cross emergencies team, said:“The extraordinary damage and loss of life inflicted by Hurricane Matthew is slowly becoming clear…“Our colleagues at the Haiti Red Cross have been instrumental in preparing communities for the storm and they now need our support in the emergency relief effort.”The American Red Cross opened 84 shelters on Wednesday night and more are anticipated as the storm approaches. Five hundred disaster workers and 90 response vehicles are on standby. Thirty trailer-loads of shelter supplies, ready-to-eat meals and emergency aid are also in place.In addition the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 6.8 million Swiss francs ($6.9 million) to provide medical, shelter, water and sanitation assistance to 50,000 people in the storm-ravaged southwest of Haiti. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 October 2016 | News  237 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: British Red Cross Emergency Fundraising 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.center_img  236 total views,  1 views today British Red Cross launches Hurricane Matthew appeal Tropical Storm NicoleThere is a chance that the situation can deteriorate further. The International Federation of the Red Cross is monitoring the path and strength of Tropical Storm Nicole, which is following a similar path to Hurricane Matthew.  Red Cross teams in Panama are preparing emergency stocks and aid workers in case the storms converge to form a more destructive hurricane.The British Red Cross is inviting donations online, via phone and by post.The British Red Cross Hurricane Matthew appeal is accepting donations online, via the phone (0300 456 4999) and post. Other appeals following Hurricane MatthewOther charities working in Haiti and other affected areas have set up fundraising appeals.last_img read more

Golf Week will celebrate club golfers

first_img3 Aug 2016 Golf Week will celebrate club golfers It’s time for Golf Week – England Golf’s annual celebration of the handicap game for men, women and juniors Over 500 club golfers from all over the country will gather at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire next week for the finals of a host of team and individual events. The five-day festival of golf runs from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12 and includes the finals of the Club Team Championship, the England Golf Captains’ tournament series, the women’s Grand Medal Final, the Junior Champion Club tournament, and the men’s Gold Medal Final. In addition, England Golf and Your Golf Travel ambassador Charley Hull will be at Golf Week on Tuesday for a Lady Captains’ event, which includes a Q&A, clinic and golf on the Blue course. Other events during the week include a competition for teams of county presidents and secretaries and a Rules school. Golf Week was held for the first time last year to highlight the grassroots game and was a huge success. It gave the full championship experience to club golfers who had qualified for the finals, many of whom were also entertained at gala dinners.  England Golf championship director James Crampton said: “We were absolutely delighted by the feedback we received. Players told us that they enjoyed the sense of occasion and the challenge of the three excellent golf courses at Frilford Heath. “We are really looking forward to our second Golf Week and the opportunity to share the championship experience with many more club golfers.” The schedule for Golf Week is: Monday 8 August – Club Team Championship, Blue course Tuesday 9 August – County Presidents & Secretaries, Green course  Tuesday & Wednesday, 9-10 August – England Golf Captains, Blue and Red courses Thursday 11 August – Grand Medal Final, Red course Thursday & Friday, 11-12 August – Junior Champion Club, Blue course Friday 12 August – Gold Medal Final, Red course Click here for more information Caption: Players at the inaugural Golf Week (image © Leaderboard Photography).last_img read more

Fighting Irish hold on to beat Pitt 23-17

first_img“Again, got off to a pretty good start offensively, but as we’ve shown, we are really good at stubbing our toe, whether it be a penalty here or a drop here. But that’s us,” Kelly said after the Irish held on to beat the Panthers 23-17 Saturday.Quarterback Dayne Crist passed for a TD and ran for another in the first half, completing 12 straight passes at one point. And the Irish got three field goals from David Ruffer, who stayed perfect in his career (16-for-16) while setting a school record for consecutive makes.“You can just see the way we operate it, it can be really effective,” Crist said. “We’re happy with the way we were moving the ball while we were in that tempo.”Still, the Panthers climbed back into it. Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri hit Jon Baldwin on a 56-yard TD to bring the Panthers within 23-17 with 7:23 left.Pitt (2-3) got the ball back twice thereafter—at its own 10 with 4:45 to go and again at its 7 with 1:37 remaining. But on its final series, Gary Gray broke up a fourth down pass intended for Baldwin and Notre Dame (3-3) ran out the clock for its second straight win following a three-game losing streak.“We’re moving the ball. We get down in there. We have to settle for attempted field goals. We don’t finish the drive,” said Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt, who’d beaten Notre Dame in thrillers the previous two seasons.Sunseri, who completed 27 of 39 passes for 272 yards and also ran for a second-half TD, agreed that not cashing in on earlier opportunities cost Pitt a chance at victory.“We have to come in and understand that we had the game, but we have to capitalize in the red zone whenever we’re down there,” Sunseri said.“They had us off balance defensively with the no huddle offense at a faster tempo than we could have ever practiced,” Wannstedt said.“That kind of got us on our heels a little bit the first half. Defensively, our kids, the second half, they battled to the last play.”Pitt (2-3) opens Big East play Saturday at Syracuse (4-1).The Rutgers at Pittsburgh game Oct. 23 will start at noon. ESPN Regional will televise the game as its Big East Conference game of the week.Rutgers will play at Pitt for the first time since winning 54-34 in 2008. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)—Brian Kelly’s baby, his spread offense, was clicking for a half. Notre Dame’s no-huddle was snapping off plays so rapidly that Pitt’s defense was hurrying to get organized. The speed early on was almost dizzying. But the 17-3 lead the Irish forged by halftime— thanks also to Pitt’s struggles to score from inside the 20—didn’t end in a comfortable win for Notre Dame. Not that style points mean anything to Kelly. ELUSIVE—Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist, left, eludes Pittsburgh defensive tackle Jabaal Sheard on his way to a 10-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Oct. 9. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) last_img read more

Capel a winner in debut as Pitt tops Youngstown State 69-53

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens committed to Pittsburgh within a week of each other last spring, won over by new head coach Jeff Capel’s enthusiasm and hardly bothered by the prospect of trying to earn their way into the starting lineup.They spend copious amounts of time in the gym, determined to be part of the turnaround the Panthers have tasked Capel with orchestrating following the program’s freefall under former head coach Kevin Stallings.While the polish isn’t quite there, the effort certainly is. McGowens scored 17 points, Johnson added 16 points, six assists and five rebounds as Pitt pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Youngstown State on Tuesday night.“We’re young,” McGowens said. “So the biggest thing we’re going to learn from our mistakes, that’s the biggest thing. (Capel) talks a lot about playing with energy. We’re going to make mistakes but obviously we’re going to learn from them.”During one 10-second sequence in the first half Johnson blew a dunk, raced back on defense, grabbed a rebound and rather than flip the ball ahead to Kene Chukwuka for an easy layup took it up the floor himself. His attempt to wrap the ball behind his back ended up with the ball sailing out of bounds due to a turnover, and yet he remained in the game.“I think if you’re going to allow guys to have freedom then you have to allow them to make mistakes as long as they’re mistakes going hard,” Capel said. “We certainly made some mistakes and it wasn’t just those guys, it was everyone, it was me. But those guys were playing hard. You allow them to grow. You allow them to fix it.”Taking over a program that went 0-19 in the ACC last year, Capel cautioned it will take time for the Panthers to climb their way back into relevance in arguably the nation’s toughest conference. He stressed there are no shortcuts and his starting lineup may have indicated his commitment to a long-term rebuild, though the first step ended with Pitt picking up its first victory in 319 days.The Panthers sent three freshmen — Johnson, McGowens and Au’Diese Toney onto the floor — and Capel substituted liberally trying to get a feel for what he has on his hands.Malik Ellison, a transfer from St. John’s, scored 13 for Pitt as the Panthers used a 12-0 run early in the second half to take control after the Penguins briefly tied the game at 27. Chukwuka provided a jolt off the bench, finishing with seven points and eight rebounds.“He gave us energy,” Capel said. “That’s who Kene has been since I’ve been here. I thought his energy on both ends of the court helped us break the game open.”Kendale Hampton had 15 points off the bench for Youngstown State but the Penguins shot just 27 percent (18 of 67) from the field, including 8 of 38 3-pointers.Youngstown State actually had more turnovers (20) than made baskets. Pitt wasn’t much better for long stretches but was never threatened after a Johnson-fueled burst put the Panthers up double digits.“We had been averaging close to 35 or 40 (3-point attempts in scrimmages),” Penguins coach Jerrod Calhoun said. “If you make seven or eight more or even five more, it’s a different ballgame.”WILSON-FRAME OUTThe Panthers played without senior forward Jared Wilson-Frame, suspended one game for a violation of team rules.The absence of Wilson-Frame, the leading scorer last season on a team that went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference, gave Capel a chance to experiment extensively with his lineup. Toney had 12 points and nine rebounds while starting in place of Wilson-Frame, though Capel said Wilson-Frame will be back with the team on Friday against VMI.EARLY AND UGLYThe college season started a week earlier than usual, and the rustiness showed. It wasn’t just the turnovers. Capel counted at least a handful of layups the Panthers missed and flow was hard to come by.“It was like going to the dentist,” Calhoun said. “It was painful to watch.”BIG PICTUREYoungstown State: The Penguins are in the midst of a rebuild of their own under Calhoun. Youngstown State has just four players back from a team that was 8-24 last season. Calhoun is committed to having his team chuck it from deep, though a couple more 8 for 38 performances might force him to reconsider.Pitt: Capel’s arrival brings energy and the schedule over the opening weeks isn’t exactly daunting. The Panthers don’t play a Power 5 team until facing Iowa in three weeks as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. By then Capel may have some semblance of a rotation.UP NEXTYoungstown State: Faces Akron in Cleveland on Saturday as part of the Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.Pitt: Welcomes Virginia Military Institute on Friday.___More AP college basketball: and Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens goes for a rebound against Youngstown State forward Naz Bohannon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)last_img read more

Could A New Kitchen Change Your Lifestyle?

first_imgThe walls were taken out to give the home the more open feel that is popular today and Trivonna replaced it with a bar where friends could sit and visit with the cook.Home Resources completed the remodel in mid-December – just in time for all the family (and more) to invade!  David tells me that all four cooks were able to work on different projects at the same time and had a ball doing it!So, why remodel your kitchen?  To make it pretty is good, but Trivonna will also help you make it functional – She will help you “Create a Nurturing Environment, Because Life Takes Place in the Kitchen!” The kitchen was flanked by a brick wall that served no practical function.  Trivonna designed a hutch that allowed the brick to show through the glass door cabinets. David and Barb chose to use Bellmont cabinetry in the Savanah door style with Cherry wood.  After several discussions with Trivonna about what needed to be changed (including one discussion in their home), they turned her loose to design.  After a few revisions, their new kitchen looked like this. Finally, the kitchen was cut off from the living/dining room by a wall. Cabinets by Trivonna4444 Lacey Blvd SELacey, WA 98503360.539.5057 Submitted by Cabinets by TrivonnaThat’s an odd question, don’t you think?  But it is actually derived from a quote of one of our customers: When Home Resources, Inc. finished remodeling his kitchen with a design by Trivonna, David Block told us “the new kitchen changed our lifestyle and the lifestyle of our home.”  David’s comment help to answer a more common (and critical) question: Why?…  Why would I remodel my kitchen?The Block’s kitchen was originally a typical dark 70’s vintage look and layout:  It had a peninsula separating the kitchen from the breakfast nook, with cabinets hanging down that blocked line of sight.  They also had a framed in pantry with deep shelves – ideal for loosing stuff!  Later, they painted the cabinets white to try to update the look,  but it didn’t help the functionality at all. Facebook22Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Soccer Quest Co-Ed Finalists

first_imgThe Diamonds breezed through the Soccer Quest Christmas Co-Ed Indoor Tournament this week, defeating The Midget Pinkies 5-2 to claim the title. The annual Co-Ed tourney attracted eight teams to the Soccer Quest Indoor Facility.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute The Diamonds and The Midget Pinkies with Co-Team of the Week honours.Member of both teams are pictured, starting at the back row, L-R, Marlesa Manson, Samadhi Bouchard, Alexi St-Jean, Meghan Morrison, Jan Williams, Heather Stewart, Taylor Stewart, Tayler Anderson, Nick Diamond, Emmanuel Huva and Reed Bambrick.Front, Laura Waterer, Josiah Mori, Sachi Del-Sniveli, Dallas Sauer, Jordan Micheaux, Andy Galewitz, Taylor Russel and Nick Davis.last_img

Bringing African children’s stories to a new generation

first_imgWhat do you do if the bookstore doesn’t have books in your language, or they’re just too expensive? Sadly, this is often the case in Africa, a continent that is home to more than 2 000 languages.On a continent with over 2000 languages, finding mother tongue children’s books is a challenge. (Image: African Storybook)Brand South Africa reporterHolidays are a great occasion for reading, whether children are reading quietly to themselves or are sitting with their families with a book. But what do you do if the bookstore doesn’t have books in your language, or they’re just too expensive? Sadly, this is often the case in Africa, a continent that is home to more than 2 000 languages.To read “Maguru gives out legs” click the link below. Illustration by Wiehan de Jager— (@africastorybook) December 7, 2015The African Storybook project may hold some solutions for families who want to read African stories with their children. It started in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Lesotho, and has spread to Niger, Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique.In this time, it has collected more than 2 300 stories in 62 African languages. They are all free for download or printing, with some highlighted stories available in video format on the project’s YouTube channel. All the tales offer fascinating insights into how people on the continent tell stories that explore sometimes tough themes and ideas.Read more on “Adun, the beautiful” Story also available in #Yoruba— (@africastorybook) November 2, 2015“Children’s books can tackle big themes in the simplest ways,” says African Storybook artist Catherine Groenewald. The stories deal with real issues faced by children in Africa today in a compassionate, realistic yet humorous manner. Death, urbanisation, respect for elders, and many more moral lessons are taught using the story format, accompanied by vibrant art.Here are some stories from the project’s website that children of all ages can enjoy during the long school holiday and once they’re back in class:Tselane and the giantAfter Tselane’s father dies her mother wants them to move to another village to start a new life. But Tselane does not want to go; her mother agrees to let her stay on her own. They make a pact that Tselane must only open the door when she hears her mother sing. But a giant is listening to their conversation and plans to catch Tselane.Nozibele, Meriri and MeraroThree young girls go to the forest to gather some wood on a hot day. There is enough, they think, and they can swim until it gets cooler. But by the time they finish swimming, it is already late and they have to rush back home.KhayangaKhayanga, a 10-year-old-girl, is taken in by a distant, poor and frail relative after the death of her parents. Her loss and pain lead her to seek guidance and comfort from her parents’ graves.Other stories include Leaving One Home for Another, about spending the holidays with grandmother in the countryside. Exploring the effects of a rapidly urbanised Africa, this is a familiar theme for many. And the story’s moral of strong family ties and teaching respect for elders is a universal one, ringing true in any culture and language.The African Storybook series also features more traditional African stories that often convey a moral lesson or caution against greed and other vices, such as the Ghanaian story Anansi and Turtle. In this story, Anansi the spider greedily eats all the food before his dinner guest Turtle gets a chance. But what can Anansi do when Turtle invites him over to her place for dinner – under water?Other stories are far more serious, such as Tingi and the Cows. Based on real events, the story is about soldiers entering a village as seen from the perspective of a young herd boy. It is an excellent starting point for a conversation about fear and brutality that has affected people across the continent, including many children. It’s a reminder that not all children are lucky enough to fully enjoy the holidays.This week’s #StorybookFriday is of Lekishon and his cows, an #earlyreading story about a Maasai boy. #Literature— (@africastorybook) August 14, 2015While teaching important life lessons, children also get a chance to develop their love of reading and language. Sometimes the tone of the books is also a little more nonsensical, funny and interactive. In Mr Fly and Mr Bighead, two whimsical characters want to cross a river. But Mr Bighead’s head is so big that he sinks. Mr Fly, on the other hand, “laughed so much that his mouth tore in two from one side to the other”.Naughty Hare is up to his tricks again. What will Elephant do to become a fast runner?— (@africastorybook) September 14, 2015Going globalThe African Storybook caters, as the name indicates, to African languages. But sharing traditional and contemporary African stories is also important, not least for children from elsewhere to partake in the rich oral tradition and experience a positive picture of the continent.The creation of the Global African Storybook Project has made this possible. Stories have been translated into Cantonese, German, Hindi, Jamaican Creole, Norwegian and many more – 16 languages in total, and growing.This gives children from all over the world the chance to read stories from and about Africa.Telling your own storiesThe best stories are the ones you make up yourself. This is not only possible with the African Storybook, it is encouraged. Many of the stories on the website are adaptations of stories that others have written. The picture database has thousands of pictures that can be used to make a new story, or added to an existing story.Stories can serve many purposes, and with the African Storybook and Global African Storybook Project, African children’s stories are more accessible than ever before, in African and non-African languages alike.There are over 100 stories to read from on the #AfricanStorybook website.— (@africastorybook) April 16, 2015Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Announcing the March Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_img SharePrint RelatedMarch Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsApril 10, 2012In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”April Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMay 11, 2012In “Community” March Featured Geocacher of the Month, AlexschweigertMany people know March’s Featured Geocacher of the Month for his ability to organize and lead incredible geocaching adventures. Congratulations to Alexschweigert for pulling in an incredible 232 votes to be named March’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.Alexschweigert is recognized for sharing his love for geocaching and the sea with others by inviting them to experience a geocaching adventure like no other. Alex chartered a ship for nearly 300 geocachers and led the Allerhalligen-Cruises on March 24th.That’s the fifth event of its kind led by Alex and his team involving chartered ships and a geocaching adventure across the North Sea. Alex also shares his joy of geocaching and life on the coast through his popular geocaching blog.According to one geocacher, Alex “is tremendously engaged and so much into geocaching that he is putting up great caches in his surroundings and besides that, he has the capability of putting on outrageous events.”Alexschweigert will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of you to the fellow March nominees and all those who supported them. Those nominees not chosen as the featured Geocacher of the Month receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.The geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month.Featured Geocacher of the Month GeocoinIf you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the April featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by May 8th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City rival Man Utd for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic

first_imgMan City rival Man Utd for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are rivaling Manchester United for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.Corriere dello Sport says United remain keen on the youngster, despite the dismissal Jose Mourinho. However, they now face competition from City.The 21-year-old centre-back had already been the subject of a rumoured €40m bid from Atletico Madrid over the summer.Now offers for Milenkovic from both Manchester clubs are being readied in the region of €50m.Milenkovic was purchased from Partizan Belgrade in the summer of 2017 for just €5.1m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img