Seven fundraising events encouraging better health & wellbeing in 2018

first_img Dry JanuaryDry January is asking people to ditch the booze for the whole month to improve their health and raise funds for seven charities. Organised by Alcohol Concern, 80% of the money raised goes to its partner charities: Action for Children, Breast Cancer Now, British Liver Trust, Crisis, Hospice UK, and WCRF, and 20% to itself. Alcohol Concern also offers an app to support people through the month and beyond.  184 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 The London Winter Walk 2018People can fundraise for a variety of charities in this year’s London Winter Walk on 14 January, including Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Alzheimer’s Society, and Mind. The 20km walk starts out from Southwark, going across Tower Bridge and along the river towards the city, passing by St Pauls, the Millennium Bridge, Big Ben and Westminster to the Vauxhall pleasure gardens before returning to Southwark.  Big London Night WalkThe Big Issue Foundation is holding its eighth Big London Night Walk on 2 March this year. The 13-mile walk raises funds for the Foundation’s work with Big Issue vendors, and starts and finishes at Shoreditch Town Hall. There will also be talks from those whose lives have been positively impacted by the work of The Big Issue Foundation, including James Bowen & Street Cat Bob and Big Issue vendor Bill. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Sarsen Trail, Neolithic Marathon & Bike TrailWiltshire Wildlife Trust has announced that this year’s Sarsen Trail, Neolithic Marathon & Bike Trail will take place on 27 May. Participants can run, walk or cycle a variety of distances and routes, from a 26-mile walk to a 30k or 50k bike ride, and a 5k run. All take place on the beautiful Salisbury Plain. Join @HearingDogs Great British Dog Walk 2018 at @NT_Gibside on 18 March 2018 sign up today https://t.co/41m8QUi8fd #GBDW2018 pic.twitter.com/rBPbClHiKY— EileenHearingDogs (@EBHearingDogs) November 25, 2017Great British Dog WalkHearing Dogs for Deaf People is holding a series of 20 Great British Dog Walk events across the UK in March and April, to raise money to train more dogs. The first two walks take place on 18 March in Tyne & Wear, and Ledbury, and there’s a free doggie bandana with every adult ticket.center_img Seven fundraising events encouraging better health & wellbeing in 2018 Brew MondayOn what it is seen as the hardest day of the year, 15 January, otherwise known as Blue Monday, Samaritans is holding Brew Monday, and asking people to put the kettle on and have a brew with a friend or a colleague. Samaritans has also teamed up with Network Rail, whom they work with to reduce suicide across the railway networks, to give out 20,000 teabags to get the Brew Monday message across. Melanie May | 9 January 2018 | News How you can take part in Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk 2018 – Kent Live https://t.co/h6HGgavdi3 #PeppaPig pic.twitter.com/tYmCie8vxt— Peppa Pig GB (@PeppaPigGB) January 8, 2018Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle WalkBetween 23 and 29 April 2018, nurseries, early years groups, families and children up and down the country are once again being encouraged to take part in a Muddy Puddle Walk to raise money for Save the Children. Last year saw 160,000 children across the UK take part, raising £243,000.  183 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas Here is a round up of some of the fundraising events taking place over the next few months, for a variety of charities including Samaritans, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and Save the Children.last_img read more

Trial spotlights need to prosecute trolls who threaten journalists

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the trial of two men on a charge of harassing French journalist Nadia Daam online – which begins in a Paris criminal court today – but points out that most cases of cyber-harassment of journalists do not result in prosecutions. News FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms WomenInternet Organisation RSF_en to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms WomenInternet Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 5, 2018 Trial spotlights need to prosecute trolls who threaten journalists News Daam is calling for “fair but firm” sentences for the two defendants, who were among a total of seven persons identified by police investigators after she filed a complaint last November about the online threats she received as a result of a report by her on Radio Europe 1 criticizing online trolls. “The point is to show that there are real people tapping the keys,” Daam’s lawyer, Eric Morain, told RSF. “When Nadia Daam gets death threats, it’s not in any way virtual for her. And it will not in any way be virtual for her harassers, when they appear in court in the flesh. This is when virtual ends and real starts.” Online collusion to gag journalists The many other journalists still waiting for their cyber-harassers to be prosecuted include Julie Hainaut, a Lyon-based freelancer who writes for Le Petit Bulletin, a weekly about Lyon culture. She was found herself at the centre of an exceptionally violent online media storm last September after reporting that the owners of a new cocktail bar called “La Première plantation” (The First Plantation) had spoken approvingly about the colonial era. “I was inundated with insults and threats,” she told the newspaper Libération. “They are looking for my address (…) I find it hard to breath. I can hardly sleep. I’m afraid.” She received a letter of support from interior minister Gérard Collomb and filed three complaints. But nothing ensued. “I feel that no one is listening to me,” says Hainaut, who received further threats in March. And filed another complaint. “We call for a thorough investigation into the online threats received by Julie Hainaut,” said Elodie Vialle, the head of RSF’s Journalism and Technology desk. “At a time when the authorities are legislating on sexist and sexual violence, including cyber-harassment, it is essential that they understand the gravity of these new threats to journalists. The aim of such online collusion – including campaigns of insults and threats, and the posting of hacked personal information with the aim of causing harm – is to silence journalists.” RSF is seeing more and more cases of online harassment. It exists in almost all countries and above all affects women journalists and investigative journalists. RSF recently called on the authorities in India to protect Rana Ayyub, a woman investigative reporter who has been the target of online harassment campaigns by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s troll armies. June 2, 2021 Find out more News News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Council Study Session Contrasts CEQA With City’s Mobility Plans, Draws Praise, Criticism

first_img Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * On Monday, Pasadena’s city council dug deep in a study session to better understand the differences and similarities between a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) transportation analysis and the city’s own local mobility plans.Vehicle Miles Traveled, or VMT, refers to the number of vehicle miles traveled by car, regardless of how many passengers are inside the vehicle.Projects that could alleviate or divert traffic from congested areas received a higher level of service, or LOS score.Senate Bill 743 replaced LOS with VMT, which takes into account the number of vehicles on the road and the miles they’re driving.Projects that reduce or have little impact on VMT receive better ratings.These actions comply with SB 743, signed into law in 2013. The bill updated the standard by which a development’s impacts on transportation are evaluated under CEQA.Prior to SB 743, impacts were evaluated by a level of service standard, which measured how projects would affect traffic on local roadways.Locals praised and criticized the thresholds.“Pasadena took a progressive step when it adopted VMP,” said Topher Mathers. “The housing crisis, like the climate crisis, will not go away unless we address it and make smart decisions.”But others said the thresholds are not accurate.“The current thresholds and city analysis of traffic on our streets do not accurately reflect the impact of developments on our traffic flow,” wrote Megan Foker in a letter to the City Council.“It is critical that traffic be viewed both as a whole and how it interconnects between the different thoroughfares. The way that LOS has been interpreted to date hides real problems, and as a result, the impact of new developments and the resulting traffic is underestimated,” Foker wrote.The city is recognized as one of the early VMT adopters and continues to take steps that further promote sustainable transportation and align with the state’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving long?term climate change goals.“Ultimately, the goal is to promote a reduction in travel and a reduction in greenhouse gases,” said Nico Boyd of the transportation consulting firm Fehr & Peers.The hearing followed a study session held by the council’s Transportation Advisory Commission earlier this month. Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Government Council Study Session Contrasts CEQA With City’s Mobility Plans, Draws Praise, Criticism Session follows updates to ‘Vehicle Miles Traveled’ standard in November STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, February 1, 2021 | 5:16 pm 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Division of Recreation Men’s Summer Basketball League registration

first_imgThe Recreation Division has begun registration for the Men’s Summer Basketball League. The fee for the Outdoor Basketball League is $400 per team. The fees collected will go towards the costs of running the program. The fee is non-refundable. The fee also includes a game jersey. Rosters of up to 20 players may be submitted any weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the City Hall Office at 630 Avenue C, Room #13. The deadline for rosters and money is May 3 by 4 p.m. The season will tentatively start on May 30, 2017. Divisions will be formed on the basis of roster strength, as determined by league officials. As manager, your payment must include the cost for your entire team. Cash will be accepted and checks must be made payable to “City of Bayonne.” All teams must purchase Recreation Game shirts. League officials will strictly enforce the rule regarding players without shirts.For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Texas court dismisses CU’s ADA lawsuit

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Smart Financial Credit Union related to website accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. NAFCU had filed an amicus brief in support of the credit union in this case.In its decision, the court found that the plaintiff did have standing as he seemed to fall in the credit union’s field of membership; however, the court determined that a website is not a physical place and the credit union would not be liable under the ADA.“This decision reinforces the need for the Department of Justice to provide clarity on ADA website requirements as different courts continue to come to different conclusions,” said NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt. “NAFCU will continue to press the department for guidance to ensure credit unions feel confident in their website offerings.”NAFCU has filed 16 amicus briefs in seven different states to support credit unions targeted by ADA website accessibility litigation. So far, nine of the complaints in which NAFCU has supported the credit union have been dismissed, though many of the courts determined that the plaintiff lacked standing. continue reading »last_img read more

Bulldog Grapplers Fall To Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team hosted the Greensburg Pirates for their final home meet of the year. The night honored our three senior wrestlers along with our senior manager Carly Redwine. Our three seniors showed their strength by winning all of their matches against their pirate rivals. In addition to senior night, we also had the opportunity to honor our upcoming youth wrestlers.The dual meet started off with the 285 lb class with a forfeit by the bulldogs giving up six points to the pirates. Freshman Laiken Hanna faced off against Lane Wells in the 106 lb class falling by a pin in the first period moving the score to 12-0. Freshman Jackson Wooldridge entered the match for the 113 lb. class where he met Greensburg standout Zach Bartosz. Wooldridge kept the match close with a 2-0 score after period one, but fell by pin in the second period. Freshman Dallas lamping competed against Travis Gauck in the 120 lb class falling by a pin giving the pirates 24-0 lead. Sophomore Nick Schneider fell in the 126 lb class by pin to Brandon Butz adding six more points to the pirates lead. Sophomore Chris Schene wrestled off Kevin Romero in the 132 lb class falling by pin which gave the pirates 36-0 lead. The 138 lb class was forfeited by the dogs adding six more points to the lead. Sophomore Xavier King wrestled in the 145 lb class going the distance in all three periods but fell by a 9-4 decision to Victor Albaine adding three more team points to the Greensburg lead. Senior captain Neal Nobbe faced off against a tough Dakota Deiwert in the 160 lb class. Nobbe fell behind early in the match until he took advantage of a 3rd period reversal which led to his 15th pin on the year and Batesville’s first six points of the night. Batesville was unable to fill the 170 lb class giving the pirates six more points. Senior captain Will Amberger in the 182 lb class followed up Nobbe’s win by earning five takedowns against pirate Damian Rigby, before closing his match by a pin and giving the dogs six more points on the board. The last contested match of the night came from senior Alan Hudepohl and Matthew Hayes in the 195 lb class. Hudepohl followed the lead of his other senior team members beating his opponent by a 7-1 decision helping the Bulldogs to three more team points. The bulldogs gave up six more points by forfeiting the 220 lb class ending the night with a final score of Batesville 15 and Greensburg 63.Courtesy of Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.last_img read more

Younes Limam and Syracuse agree on ‘long-term contract extension’

first_img Comments Limam also led Syracuse to its biggest upset in program history in 2018. The Orange knocked off then-No. 3 Georgia Tech, 4-3, on April 1.Prior to coaching at Syracuse, Limam was an assistant coach at Rice University for five seasons. A native of Mohammedia, Morocco, Limam played collegiate tennis at Division II Drury University.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Syracuse has agreed on a “long-term contract extension” with its women’s tennis coach, Younes Limam, SU Athletics announced Wednesday.Limam just completed his fourth year coaching the Orange. He has led SU to the first two NCAA tournament appearances in program history, first in 2016 and then in 2018.The 2018 season was one of the best in Syracuse history, as the Orange reached a ranking as high as No. 25 nationally and finished 17-8. SU also featured an All-American singles player in junior Gabriela Knutson, who finished the season ranked No. 8 in the country. Knutson combined with Miranda Ramirez for an All-American doubles finish, as well. Published on August 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Altenar strikes partnership with Latvian sportsbook Klondaika

first_imgShare Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Share Altenar increases global scale with new sports betting platform May 14, 2020 Related Articles Submit Malta-based sports betting solutions provider Altenar has announced a new partnership with Klondaika, with the Latvian gaming brand set to roll out its new sportsbook today.Altenar’s sport betting platform will operate with Klondaika’s existing brand to deliver a tailored sports betting service to its customers.The new sportsbook will offer betting options for over 600 different markets, including in-play betting with more than 18,000 live events each month. With 21 sports available, it’s hoped that this extensive betting solution will engage customers ahead of the World Cup.Other benefits of the partnership include multi-lingual support, which Klondaika will now be able to offer through the Altenar-developed product, along with real-time data solutions for advanced data management.Krisjanis Kravis, Head of Online Casino Project of Klondaika.lv, said: “Klondaika is a rising star of the Latvian gaming market, so it was vital to partner up with a proven provider like Altenar for one of the prized jewels in the sporting crown.”“Their suite of CIS-facing partnerships and rapid-fire integration only bolsters our confidence for a successful World Cup 2018 in Russia, running on the back of the industry’s most detailed sports data systems. Altenar’s top-quality software solutions speak to the heart of what sets Klondaika apart.”Domenico Mazzola, Commercial Director at Altenar, added: “I look forward to working closely with Klondaika and to building the success of this exciting new brand. This partnership is another major milestone for Altenar as it establishes itself as the leading provider of fully managed Sportsbook platform solutions and services to major operators in regulated markets worldwide.”last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: ST MICHAEL’S V BUNDORAN

first_imgColm McFadden will be hoping he can fire St Michael’s to victory against Bundoran in the Donegal SFC this weekend.St Michael’s welcome Bundoran to The Bridge on Saturday evening in their opening group game of this year’s 2014 Donegal SFC. St Michael’s have had a mixed bag of results all year in the All-County League Division One, but on their day are as good as any team in Donegal.St Michael’s can boast the services of county stars Martin McElhinney, Colm McFadden and Christy Toye and reached the county final in 2011. They were narrowly defeated that year by a Michael Murphy inspired Glenswilly side.Since that county final appearance St Michael’s have failed to build on the expectation to would land a county championship.Four Masters knocked them out at the quarter-final stage in 2012 and last year they failed to get out of the group stages having failed to win a single match.However, there’s no doubting that on their day they’re capable of beating anyone in Donegal and are many pundits dark horses for this year’s championship. Bundoran have had a solid campaign in Division Two so far this year, and will approach this game with confidence having drawn with St Michael’s in the championship last season.They’re a tough, well organised physical side and they’ll believe they can get a positive result.With home advantage and a quality squad, it’s a game St Michael’s should win.With formidable away games to come against Kilcar and Glenswilly, it’s essential they get off to a winning start.VERDICT – ST MICHAEL’S DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: ST MICHAEL’S V BUNDORAN was last modified: September 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bundoranDonegal SFCnewsSportSt Michaelslast_img read more

Chelsea youngsters hit back to win after penalty miss

first_imgAdam Phillip’s goal 14 minutes from the end gave Chelsea’s Under-21 side a 1-0 win at Wycombe on Tuesday.After being put through by Lewis Baker, Phillips rounded keeper Matt Ingram and was able to finish.Baker earlier had a penalty saved after Ingram had brought down Phillip in the box.Click here for our latest Chelsea 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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