Stained glass messages of hope raise funds for cancer charity

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The glass panels were personalised to fit all pockets and tastes, the prices ranged from an individual engraved panel at a modest £65 to the largest contribution which was £5000. The messages were also diverse, with three requests for the song title ‘You’ll never walk alone’, two for ‘Let’s face the music and dance’ and many messages of ‘love’ and ‘hope’. Howard Lake | 3 September 2003 | News Stained glass messages of hope raise funds for cancer charitycenter_img A glass panel sale has raised £45,000 for the Macmillan Windmill Unit.Macmillan Cancer Relief and the Blackpool Gazette have joined forces in an unusual fundraising initiative to generate funds for the Macmillan Windmill Unit at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital. They have invited the people of Blackpool to purchase sections of stained glass panels, containing etched personal messages of hope and encouragement, to raise funds for the Windmill unit, a new cancer outpatient unit opened by the Duke of Westminster this summer. 105 glass panel messages were bought by individual people and fifteen by local businesses containing words of hope, encouragement and visions of life. These stained glass panels have raised £45,000 for the Macmillan Windmill Unit, and now adorn the walls of the unit at the Blackpool Victoria hospital which has taken three and a half years to complete. Advertisement Tagged with: Trading 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.last_img read more

Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Apr 29, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings Facebook Twitter Earning reports topped headlines on Wall Street this week, and agriculture businesses seem to be doing well.Syngenta reported first-quarter sales of $7.1 billion, up 20 percent for the same period last year. BASF reported first-quarter sales were up 16 percent, to 19.4 billion euros, or $23.52 billion.AGCO reported sales for the first quarter were approximately $2.4 billion, an increase of 23.4 percent.Meanwhile, ADM reported first-quarter earnings of $689 million. The company says its Ag Services and Oilseeds sector achieved a record first quarter, with operating profits 84 percent higher year over year.Tractor Supply Company reported net sales for the first quarter of 2021 increased 42.5 percent to $2.79 billion from $1.96 billion in the first quarter of 2020.Finally, CME Group reports revenue of $1.3 billion for the first quarter of 2021. CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy says, “Trading volumes in Q1 have returned to pre-pandemic levels.” Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings SHARE Previous articleFB: Three New Tax Hikes for Farmers in Biden’s PlanNext articleTwo Weeks of Unsettled Weather to Impact Planting Windows NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Four two-out runs give Frogs comeback victory and series win over Arizona State

first_imgBranson Nelson TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Branson Nelson TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Branson Nelson Previous articleBaker, Williams drive in three runs each in 8-4 victory over ASUNext articleTCU student refugee starts Refugee Empowerment Partnership on campus Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Branson Nelson Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Linkedin Branson Nelson printTCU (6-1) tallied its fifth comeback victory of the season using four two-out RBIs in a series-clinching, 5-2 win over Arizona State on Sunday at Lupton Stadium.The No. 1 Horned Frogs got past the Sun Devils (4-3) using a late-inning rally, something Frog fans have become accustomed to seeing from their team in the last few years.“We’ve got a veteran club, so they’ve been through this before,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “Our guys do a good job of playing the full nine innings. There’s no difference between the eighth inning and the first inning in their mind. It takes experience to believe in that.”The Frogs continued to work gritty at-bats and force their opponents to throw a lot of pitches, something that has been effective during the first seven games. After walking seven times in the series finale against ASU, TCU has drawn 43 walks on the season, averaging over six per game.TCU threatened in the bottom of the first, drawing three walks off of Arizona State freshman LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc, but could not push anybody across the plate.The next scoring opportunity for either team didn’t come until the top of the fourth, when Horned Frog starter Jared Janczak (2-0) used a double play ball to work around two one-out singles.The game remained scoreless until the Sun Devils led off the top of the fifth with two singles leading to an RBI groundout by DH Tyler Williams and a run-scoring single from third baseman, Carter Aldrete.Behind 2-0, the Frogs got one run back in the home half of the fifth after the No. 8 hitter, Mason Hesse, walked and the No. 9 hitter, Zach Humphreys, singled to left field. With runners on the corners, leadoff hitter Austen Wade hit an RBI ground ball cutting the deficit to just one run.ASU held it’s lead until the bottom of the seventh, when the Horned Frog bats heated up. Freshman pitcher, Chaz Montoya, in to replace Van Scoyoc, walked Hesse to begin the inning. After Humphreys and Wade were retired, Elliott Barzilli smashed a ball down the third base line with two outs, just out of the reach of a diving Aldrete, scoring one and tying the game.Barzilli had three extra-base hits and three RBIs in a 5-13 effort at the plate against the Sun Devils over the weekend, helping him break out of a mini-slump to start the year. He is now the No. 2 hitter in the Horned Frog lineup, a new role that he says he is settling in to.“Definitely a different role, what I like about it is just more at-bats honestly,” Barzilli said. “I was struggling a little bit, but it’s a new role and I am getting used to it. I couldn’t be happier.”Catcher Evan Skoug followed Barzilli’s two-out RBI double with one of his own on a soft fly ball that found the grass in shallow left center field.With the Frogs leading 3-2, Luken Baker was intentionally walked before Cam Warner hit a rope on the first pitch into right center field scoring Barzilli and giving the Frogs a 4-2 advantage.Sean Wymer worked a scoreless inning in the eighth after coming in to replace Janczak. Janczak pitched a season best seven innings allowing two runs on five hits, two walks, one hit batter and four strikeouts. Janczak lowered his ERA to 2.77 through 13 innings over two starts.“It felt good, I was just pounding the bottom of the strike zone,” Janczak said. “I watched these guys for two days so I kind of watched their tendencies and what the were doing.”The Horned Frogs added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth with two outs on a run-scoring triple by Wade.Schlossnagle called on sophomore closer Durbin Feltman to get the final three outs. Feltman let two reach base, but stranded them both and picked up his second save of the season.The Horned Frogs will close out their home stand on Tuesday against in-state rival Rice.“They have a great team. It’s always close games when we play those guys,” said Schlossnagle. “It should be a great night for the state of Texas baseball.”Mitchell Traver will take the mound at Lupton Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m..center_img Facebook Linkedin Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Horned Frogs pick up game 3 and series win over ASU. (Photo courtesy of Twitter Twitter TAGSgame wonHF in title ReddIt Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracketlast_img read more

Reporters without borders urges internet users to join in 24-hour online demo against internet censorship

first_img RSF_en No one should ever be prevented from posting news online or writing a blog, but they are in the 13 countries singled out by Reporters Without Borders for a 24-hour online protest against Internet censorship.Worldwide, 61 people are currently in prison for posting “subversive” content on a blog or website. Reporters Without Borders is compiling a list of 13 countries whose governments are “Internet enemies” because they censor and block online content that criticises them. The Internet scares. Censors of every kind exploit its flaws and attack those who pin their hopes on it. Multinationals such as Yahoo! cooperate with the Chinese government in filtering the Internet and tracking down cyber-dissidents.The defence of online free expression and the fate of bloggers in repressive countries concern everyone. So Reporters Without Borders is offering Internet users tools to campaign against Internet predators and is calling on them to participate in an INTERNATIONAL CYBER-DEMO.Everyone is invited to support this struggle by connecting to the Reporters Without Borders website ( between 11 a.m. (Paris time) on Tuesday, 7 November, and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 November. Each click will help to change the “Internet Black Holes” map and help to combat censorship. As many people as possible must participate so that this operation can be a success and have an impact on those governments that try to seal off what is meant to be a space where people can express themselves freely.Protests will also be staged by Reporters Without Borders bureaux around the world to condemn Internet censorship and ethical misconduct of the Internet giants when operating in one of these countries.Reporters Without Borders will publish the list of the 13 Internet enemies on 7 November and at the same time will launch its blog platform, rsfblog, and an Arabic-language version of its press freedom website.The agency Saatchi & Saatchi has created an Internet ad calling on the entire Internet community to take part in the 24-hour campaign. All media, websites and blogs that want to support this large-scale protest are invited to get in touch with Cédric Gervet at +33 1 4483-8474. Organisation Where: www.rsf.orgWhen: 11 A.M. on 7 November to 11 A.M. on 8 November News Freedom of expression is not a luxury. It is everyone’s right! No one should ever be prevented from posting news online or writing a blog, but they are in the 13 countries singled out by Reporters Without Borders for a 24-hour online protest against Internet censorship. Everyone is invited to support this struggle by connecting to between 11 a.m. (Paris time) on Tuesday, 7 November, and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 November. Help by sharing this information October 26, 2006 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters without borders urges internet users to join in 24-hour online demo against internet censorshiplast_img read more

Human rights activist Tarek Soussi released provisionally

first_img Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists to go further Organisation News RSF_en Help by sharing this information November 12, 2019 Find out more December 26, 2019 Find out more News Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”center_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa September 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights activist Tarek Soussi released provisionally News An appeal court in Bizerte (60 km north of Tunis) yesterday ordered the release of Tarek Soussi, a member of the International Association for the Support of Political Prisoners (AISPP), but he still faces prosecution on charges of “spreading false information liable to disrupt public order” in an interview for the pan-Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera.“Soussi has been reunited with his family after being held abusively for 29 days,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His damning comments on one of the Arab world’s most popular TV news stations displeased the authorities, who apparently want to make an example out of him for all Tunisian dissidents. Free speech is a still risky business under President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.”Interviewed as an AISPP representative for Al-Jazeera’s news programme about the Northern African countries on 26 August, Soussi described the abusive arrest of seven youths in Bizerte as a “kidnapping.” The authorities, who said the youths were “taken into custody in the course of an investigation into an attack on persons and property,” responded by arresting Soussi, 48, the next day. The charge brought against him carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison.Samir Dilou, one of Soussi’s lawyers, described his release to Reporters Without Borders as “a small, hesitant step in the right direction, but the charges against him are still in place and there is nothing to prevent him being sent back to prison.” No date has been set for a resumption of his trial.On the same subject:9.09.2008 – Human rights activist held since giving interview to Al-Jazeera two weeks ago Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Will Mount DUI Saturation Patrols on Superbowl Sunday

first_imglatest #1 Los Angeles Sheriff’s Will Mount DUI Saturation Patrols on Superbowl Sunday On Sunday, February 1, 2015 Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 11:03 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving? Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and Police, Sheriffs, the California Highway Patrol are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking or driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.The Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment effects. Driving impaired could result in injury or death for you or others on the road.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail will be conducting roving DUI saturation patrols during and following Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup. The DUI operations will be at undisclosed locations within the cities of Bellflower and Norwalk where collision data reveals high incidents of DUI crashes and arrests.According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, there were 867 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in California –29 percent of all crash fatalities in the state. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit. This February 1, don’t become another tragic Super Bowl stat.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.OTS is offering a free mobile app – DDVIP – aimed at thanking the sober designated driver with perks and free offers at area bars and restaurants. Available for iPhone and Android. Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink. Stay connected with OTS via:,!/OTS_CA, a Driver Plan Ahead with These Tips– Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins.– Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver.– Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don’t serve more than one or two over several hours.– Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party – and provide plenty of food. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Strabane Councillor wants improvement to Bridge Street traffic

first_img Pinterest Previous articleBoxing – Victory For Quigley On World Series DebutNext article1991 RUC probe into Buchanan and Howell deaths was flawed – Ombudsman News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Google+ Newsx Adverts A Strabane Councillor is calling on the Roads Service to take a close look at Bridge Street in the town. Cllr Patsy Kelly says there is serious traffic congestion on the street and also on the bridge itself.Cllr Kelly believes there is potential to widen the road, and says at a time when every effort is being made to attract people into the town, it’s vital that everything is done to impriove traffic flow.He wants an immediate study of Bridge Street to establish the extent of the problem………. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – December 6, 2011 Pinterest Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Google+ Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Strabane Councillor wants improvement to Bridge Street traffic 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

Gardai seize large quantity of stolen goods in Letterkenny

first_img By News Highland – March 6, 2020 WhatsApp A recent search of a house in the Letterkenny Area has resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of goods that were stolen from shops north and south of the border.It is believed that these goods may have been advertised for sale via social media.Gardai are asking the public if they have observed any similar good advertised for sale online to contact them.Anyone with information is being asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100. Google+ Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Gardai seize large quantity of stolen goods in Letterkenny Twitter Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleUrban realm project to create Cultural District for LetterkennyNext articlePolice investigating two shooting incidents in Co. Derry News Highland center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Social media influencer convicted for violent plot to hijack website name

first_imgiStock/xijian(NEW YORK) —  A social media influencer from Iowa is facing 20 years in prison for planning a violent home invasion to hijack an internet domain name for his company.Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 26, was convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence on Thursday, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Iowa.According to the statement, Adams founded the social media company “State Snaps” and at one point had more than a million followers on his social media sites. These sites mostly contained images and videos of young adults engaged in crude behavior, drunkenness and nudity. Adams’ followers often used the slogan: “Do It For State!”When Adams tried to purchase an internet domain named after the slogan — “” — he discovered that it belonged to a Cedar Rapids resident who had registered it on, the statement said. When the owner rejected Adams repeated offers to buy the domain between 2015 and 2017, Adams became aggressive, in one instance threatening one of the domain owner’s friends with “gun emojis” after the friend used the domain to promote concerts, according to the statement.When that didn’t convince the domain owner to sell the website, Adams enlisted his cousin, Sherman Hopkins, Jr., to help. On June 21, 2017, Adams and Hopkins drove to the domain owner’s home. Adams then gave his cousin a note containing instructions for the domain owner to transfer the domain name to Adams’ GoDaddy account, the statement said. Hopkins, a convicted felon who lived in a homeless shelter at the time, then broke into the home and forced the domain owner at gunpoint to transfer ownership of the domain to Adams.Hopkins then pistol whipped the victim in the head multiple times, according to the statement. The victim managed to gain control of the gun, but during the struggle, he was shot in the leg. The victim shot Hopkins multiple times in the chest before calling the police, the statement said.Hopkins was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in June 2018.Adams was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the verdict was returned and will remain in custody pending sentencing. In addition to a possible 20 years in prison, Adams faces a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Left in the cold? Evolutionary origin of Laternula elliptica a keystone bivalve species of Antarctic benthos

first_imgThe large, burrowing bivalve Laternula elliptica is an abundant component of shallow-water soft-substrate communities around Antarctica but its congeners are temperate and tropical in distribution and their phylogenetic relationships are obscure. A new molecular analysis of Laternulidae species shows that there are two distinct clades, one of Exolaternula species, E. spengleri and E. liautaudi, possessing a ligamental lithodesma and a larger clade of species lacking the lithodesma. Of the latter, Laternula elliptica is a sister taxon to temperate and tropical species, including those that live around the coasts of Australia from Tasmania to Darwin. It is suggested that L. elliptica was left isolated around Antarctica following the opening of the Tasman Gateway and initiation of the Circum-Antarctic Current as Australia drifted northwards following the final breakup of Gondwana. A further scenario is that as Australia moved closer to Asia, species spread into tropical habitats and more widely to the Red Sea and Japan. Exolaternula species have a likely Tethyan origin and the present-day range is from the Arabian Gulf, around southern Asia and as far north as southern Russia.last_img read more