The Times selects Prostate Cancer UK, Abbeyfield and Sightsavers for Christmas appeal 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. Tagged with: christmas newspaper 36 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 November 2013 | News 2012 appeal resultsLast year The Times supported Riders for Health, WRVS and Cruse Bereavement Care. The appeal raised over £550,377, with donations by readers up nearly 20% on the previous year.This year the newspaper invited applications from eligible charities by 23 September 2013.The Times 2013 Christmas Appeal begins on 28 November. The Times 2013 Christmas appeal will benefit Abbeyfield, Prostate Cancer UK and Sightsavers.Sightsavers is inviting readers to donate enough to fund the restoration of sight to more than 285,000 people affected by infectious eye disease trachoma.Rosemary Bennett, Social Affairs Correspondent for The Times, said:“We chose to support Sightsavers this year, focusing on the blinding disease trachoma. Sightsavers has a formula that can cure the disease and restore vision through surgery for as little as £8 per person. I believe our readers will get behind Sightsavers, donate generously and play their part in helping to eliminate this terrible disease.”To increase the impact of The Times appeal, high street fashion retailer River Island will match Times readers’ donations up to £25,000.The Times journalists will feature the work of all three charities. For example, they will be reporting from Ghana, Senegal and Kenya from 28 November throughout December and meeting Sightsavers’ staff, health workers and surgeons at work. Advertisement
Facebook ‘Boomtown Alliance’ links Odessa, North Dakota Twitter Local NewsIn the Pipeline WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Previous articleGun battle leaves 1 dead, 3 injuredECSO deputies were there to serve a warrantNext article012619_PBVE_Tourney_TV_02 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Boomtown Alliance logo A new group has formed with the aim of linking oil businesses in the Permian Basin and Williston, N.D., with an event being held March 1 to commemorate the new alliance. The Boomtown Alliance, as they’re called, is led by the community relations agency US Energy and Williston-based Marquis Metal Works. Jason Marmon, the community director at US Energy, said the goal of the alliance is to bring oil industry culture to the communities they are based in. Marmon said US Energy has already been putting on local events in North Dakota for the last five years, from fishing and golf tournaments to job fairs. “Williston is branded as Boomtown, USA, and I think Odessa is Boomtown, USA as well,” Marmon said. “There’s numerous companies that are operating in both areas that are fairly big and they’re mainly just a logo, so we’re kind of getting names with faces and have people more engaged in what’s going on.” Marmon said it’s about more than just bringing these oil companies together, but about building relationships outside of the industry. Their first shot at this in Odessa will be at their first Odessa Energy Cookout and Concert on March 1 at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a job fair featuring numerous local oil and gas companies. At 4 p.m., there will be a barbecue cookout and contest with options of pork ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and beef short ribs, and the event will cap off with a concert from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., headlined by the country band BlackHawk. “Some people just think of it as a good time, but our sponsors tend to find it’s great development, great employee engagement, team building,” Marmon said. “It’s just a place outside of work where people get to know each other. That’s our goal.” All proceeds of the event go toward US Energy’s Western Sports Program, which sponsors athletes, and provides scholarships, workforce training and expanding partnerships. Marmon said they are planning to treat this like an annual event and hope to grow it even more next year, hopefully by featuring a Next Gen Bull Tiding, American Freestyle Bullfighting or Professional Bull Riding event next year. “There’s so many industrial parks and companies that are out of touch with the community, and the community is kind of out of touch with the innovations and new opportunities going on in the industry, so it kind of works both ways,” Marmon said.
Chance The Rapper continues to take the music world by storm, with his R&B fueled approach to hip hop. Chance made his return to Saturday Night Live last night, performing a pair of tracks from his recently released album, Coloring Book.The first song performed was “Finish Line/Drowned,” a soulful number with a booming horn section and an appearance by Chicago hip hop artist Noname. Check it out below.The next was “Same Drugs,” which saw Chance The Rapper sit down at the piano for a more intimate song performance.Chance The Rapper also appeared in a fun 90’s style sketch video called “Jingle Barack,” celebrating America’s last Christmas with President Barack Obama. The video was led by Chance and Kenan Thompson, and featured an appearance by Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels as well!
A South Florida family is searching for answers after their two-year-old daughter came home from her first day at a day care center with second-degree burns.Salma Yemmas and Hudson Michel say they dropped their daughter off to the Exploration Station on Miami Dade College’s North Campus Monday but hours later, they received a concerning phone call.Their daughter’s teacher called Yemmas to ask if she dropped her daughter off with a cut or scratch on her stomach. When Yemmas said no, the teacher told the mother not to worry and that she would take care of it.Several hours after that, day care center called Yemmas again and told her that her daughter needed to be picked up because the wound was not getting any better.Yemmas arrived at the day care to her daughter who she says was cry hysterically.I’d never seen her cry like this,” Yemmas explained. “I lift up her shirt and it’s big — skin peeled off — it’s a big wound.”Yemmas then took her daughter to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital where the staff told her that her daughter suffered a second-degree burn.On top of the diagnosis, Yemmas says she does not know what happened to her daughter because she is too young to remember and the staff who were supposed to be watching her say they did not see what happened.“They’re like, ‘We can’t say it’s a burn because we don’t know what happened.’ I said, ‘You were with my daughter. How do you not know what happened?’” Yemmas said to reporter.“Don’’ just say you don’t know,” Michel added. “You’re getting paid to watch my daughter and other kids.”While the day car declined to comment on the specific situation, they did release a statement say that the safety if their staff and the children are their top priority and that they are currently investigating the incident.
THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is the next stop for world football governing body, FIFA, after it ordered that a normalisation committee be installed to guide the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) back to good governance.A release from FIFA said earlier this month, Sarah Solemale, Senior Manager Governance, led discussions with the JFF hierarchy about its statutes.Also at that meeting were Director of Caribbean Member Associations Affairs, Horace Reid, and One CONCACAF and Caribbean Projects Senior Manager, Howard McIntosh.According to Solemale, FIFA has since 2016 been targeting improved governance structures throughout the organisation, first within FIFA itself, and then throughout its member associations.FIFA wants legislative, strategic, operational, and separation of powers among its member states and wants these changes to be made within the JFF before December 2020. (Sportsmax)
The USC women’s tennis team’s quest for an ITA National Indoor championship was thwarted Saturday when No. 8 North Carolina edged out the Women of Troy by a score of 4-3 in the quarterfinals.So close · USC sophomore Zoë Scandalis fell to UNC’s Whitney Kay in a hard-fought quarterfinals match at the ITA National Indoors. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanNorth Carolina (8-0) exacted revenge against a USC squad that upset the Tar Heels last year in the quarterfinal round of this tournament.Before advancing to the quarterfinals, however, USC was able to notch a victory over Virginia in the Round of 16.In that match, USC dropped its first doubles point of the season against the Cavaliers, despite the tandem of junior Kaitlyn Christian and sophomore Sabrina Santamaria taking home an 8-0 win against Virginia’s No. 10 pair of Stephanie Nauta and Li Xi.Even though they lost the doubles point, the Women of Troy rallied behind the strong play at the top of the singles round to steal a win against Virginia. After senior Danielle Lao and Santamaria won their matches on courts one and two, respectively, sophomore Giuliana Olmos would put USC one win away from securing a 4-3 victory.Fighting back after a 6-1 loss in the first set, sophomore Gabriella DeSimone won the last two sets 7-5, 7-6, as she finished off Maci Epstein in a final set tiebreaker to seal the deal.“We knew it was going to be a very difficult match because they are very good, and they are on their home courts, so it was an excellent win for us,” USC head coach Richard Gallien said. “Virginia is really good and they are very talented, so I’m really proud of our girls to step up to the challenge today. It’s so early in the year and we haven’t been tested much yet, so to win a match like this is extra special.”In the quarterfinals against North Carolina, USC started out taking the doubles point behind two dominating performances on courts one and three. The nation’s top-ranked pair of Christian and Santamaria was able to defeat the No. 7-ranked UNC duo of Ashley Dai and Whitney Kay 8-3 for their 17th-straight victory.Court three saw Lao pair with Olmos to take down Tessa Lyons and Lauren McHale by an 8-3 margin to wrap up the doubles point.Despite a 1-0 lead, the singles portion of the match proved to be a daunting task for the Women of Troy.Santamaria took care of business on court one with a 6-3, 6-2 win against No. 11 Gina Suarez-Malguti; meanwhile, Lao defeated No. 28 Zoe De Bruycker by the same margin in the second slot.These two victories would be the only two singles wins that USC would muster, as the team wound up dropping their next four matches.Olmos faced a tough task trying to take down No. 36 Caroline Price on court five and she wasn’t able to pull through, losing 6-2, 6-2.Needing to win one more singles match, the onus was on DeSimone and Christian to deliver. Unfortunately for USC, DeSimone failed to break through in the fourth slot and Christian also fell short on court five.Finally, Kay defeated freshman Zoë Scandalis in three sets (6-2, 5-7, 6-3) to clinch the North Carolina victory and send the Women of Troy packing.“With UNC winning it and UCLA playing them [in the finals], we know where the bar is set,” assistant coach West Nutt said. “It gives us belief that we’re on track.”Following the devastating loss, USC played No. 7 Cal in a consolation match on Sunday. Sticking with the theme of the weekend, the Women of Troy were led by Santamaria and Lao in singles matches and wound up defeating the Golden Bears 4-1. Both Lao and Santamaria, who rank No. 14 and 17 in the country, respectively, took down opponents who were ranked higher in the polls.Lao won a tight first set before she would put away No. 7 Zsofi Susanyi, and Santamaria handily defeated No. 8 Anett Schutting in their match by a 6-4, 6-3 margin.In doubles play, Santamaria and Christian ran their unbeaten streak to 18 games with an 8-6 win over Cal’s Tayler Davis and Susanyi as USC shook off its first loss of the season with a complete game against a rival opponent.“The game was really tough for both us and Cal,” Nutt said. “But it was good to get out there and get a victory against arguably a top-five team.”After playing three matches in as many days, USC will have an extended break before returning to action on Feb. 20 to take on San Diego State at Marks Stadium at 1:30 p.m.
Hearts of Oak had to settle for a point, after they were held at home against Elmina Sharks in matchweek 12 action of the Ghana Premier League. Both teams cancelled each other out in the opening embers of the game, with chances few and far between. Hearts of Oak went close on the 14th minute mark, when Raddy Ovouka burst down the left flank and fired a shot across the face of goal. Sharks opened the scoring after 25 minutes after sustained pressure, with Dennis Mensah superbly volleying home from a corner. The goal sparked life into the game, with both teams creating some decent opportunities. Kofi Kordzi fired in the equalizer for Hearts 7 minutes before halftime from a Fatawu Mohammed corner, to register his 6th goal of the campaign. Hearts pushed for the lead before halftime, and had a golden chance to do so, but Joseph Esso’s shot hit the side netting. The second half was very tensed, with both teams threatening on the counter attack. Perhaps the biggest chance of the half came in the 82nd minute, when Benjamin Tweneboah broke free for Sharks in a two on one situation , but his attempted through pass was cut out by Hearts’ Mohammed Alhassan, only for the clearance to poop just over the top of the goal post, much to the relief of Hearts keeper Richard Atta. The result means Hearts have now drawn five times this season, while picking up just two wins at home.
The Orlando Apollos are the champions of the Alliance of American Football — betting-wise that is.Betting site FanDuel has declared the Apollos as champions of the AAF and will pay out futures bets to individuals who put money on the team to win the title. AAF co-founder Bill Polian blasts Tom Dundon for shutting down operations “The AAF should be commended for trying to do something disruptive in the sports landscape, and we hope this symbolic gesture shows the players and coaches that sports fans everywhere appreciated the hard work and sacrifices they made for entertaining us with spring football,” FanDuel Group chief marketing officer Mike Raffensperger said in a statement given to the Action Network. “While we’ve declared the Apollos honorary champions, we think the biggest winners should be our customers and hope they enjoy their payouts.”The Apollos had the best record in the AAF at 7-1 when the league effectively shut down on Tuesday. Related News AAF suspends operations, reportedly raising questions Fellow betting site DraftKings has not decided a champion as of yet, though a decision could be coming soon, and Westgate Sportsbook will not pay out futures bets because those particular wagers were on winning a championship game in particular.Apollos coach Steve Spurrier told local station WFTV he believed the team should be declared champions on Tuesday.“We’ve got to be the champs, right?” Spurrier said. “We’re 7-1 and the other teams are 5-3. … We started the season wanting to win the Alliance championship, and if they declare a champ, hopefully these guys will be declared the champs, because they certainly are deserving.” According to the Action Network, primary investor Tom Dundon elected to shut down the league after he could not come to an aggreement with the NFLPA that would allow the AAF to share players with the NFL.This effectedly kept the AAF from becoming a feeder league for the NFL as Dundon envisioned for the organization. According to the Action Network, Dundon is estimated to have lost $70 million from his time with the league.