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Volunteer fundraiser recognised with cancer centre name

By on June 16, 2021

first_img Seventy-nine year old Peggy Wood MBE from Maidstone has had a new cancer centre named after her after she raised over £3 million for it.She began fundraising in 1981 after her grandson developed leukaemia.The new treatment centre has been named the Peggy Wood Breast Care Centre. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering Howard Lake | 16 July 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Volunteer fundraiser recognised with cancer centre name 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.last_img read more

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Clippers seek to put Game 3 blowout loss to Warriors behind them

By on August 26, 2020

first_imgPLAYA VISTA — Doc Rivers’ team lost the series opener and won Game 2 on the road before being blown out at home as an opposing superstar poured in 38 points – and then the Boston Celtics recovered, reeling off three straight wins against LeBron James and the Cavaliers to advance.Those 2010 Eastern Conference playoffs are a faraway memory for the Clippers coach, but the notion of being able to quickly move on from a loss was front-of-mind Friday during his session with reporters.The top-seeded Golden State Warriors routed the Clippers by 27 points Thursday as Kevin Durant dropped 38 points.But that was Game 3, and Game 3 is over, Rivers insisted. Green also tried to help defend Durant, resulting in one sequence in which both were tagged with technical fouls for some extra on-court conversation. On Friday, the NBA said they could forget about it, and rescinded the fouls.Related Articles Maybe more than anything, the Clippers might need to do a better job of forgetting about it.Though they talked about moving on before Thursday’s game, Rivers said his team might have felt the lingering effects of the excitement generated by Game 2’s historic comeback.“They had two days of back-slapping and ‘You’re the greatest!’ and ‘Amazing stuff!’ ” Rivers said. “We do have a lot of guys that are young, and for the most part, none of those guys played well. But none of (the Clippers) really played well. And that happens. But the atmosphere could’ve been a factor, there’s no doubt.”Now the Clippers, so resilient all season, find themselves trying to let go of an entirely different feeling before Game 4.“We’ll be ready,” Rivers said. “We will be ready to play come Sunday, because I know my team.” “That’s No. 1,” Rivers continued. “And then Shai’s No. 2.”Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored seven points, went 1 for 7 from the field, had two assists and three fouls and was unable to keep the Clippers’ ball movement from stagnating Thursday.“They’re not guarding him for the most part, and so Shai’s gotta be able to understand how to make plays out of that,” Rivers said of his 20-year-old rookie point guard, who averaged 10.8 points and shot 47.6 percent during the regular season.“That’s part of the learning process for him. But he can do it. I have complete trust in him.”Rivers also hopes Ivica Zubac’s 18 points and 15 rebounds – coming mostly in extended minutes late in the loss – will help him establish himself on the playoff stage.Zubac said he thought it would.“It felt good to be in for a longer stretch, I got a chance to play my game and gotta be like that from the beginning,” he said Thursday. “(I) just gotta be aggressive every possession, gotta be a star in my role. Whatever’s my job, I gotta do it at the highest level and be as aggressive as I can be.”And the Clippers could use another good dose of JaMychal Green too: The versatile forward (who Rivers had occupying center and both forward positions during Thursday’s game) did his best to keep the Clippers close early, with 13 first-half points. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “There’s a lot of series where you get blown out and you come back and win,” said Rivers, whose team trails 2-1 in the best-of-seven series against the two-time defending champs. Game 4 is Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Staples Center.“I’ve been in series that we got blown out by 30 and won the next three games. That’s how the playoffs are. You don’t overreact to one game, either way. If you’re the 30-point victor, you don’t overreact to that, either. You better be ready, because they will be.”For the Clippers, it’s: Ready, set, get Gallo going.With its defensive switching and double-teaming, Golden State has so far effectively neutralized Danilo Gallinari, holding the Clippers’ normally reliable scorer to 16 points per game on 31.8 percent shooting (including nine points on an uncharacteristic 2-for-13 effort Thursday).“We have to get Gal going,” Rivers said of the veteran forward, who had a career-best 19.8-points scoring average and 46.3 field goal percentage during the regular season. “Like, we’ve got to get Gal playing better, bottom line. On both ends, too. He’s got to rebound better, he’s got to be more assertive offensively. We have to put him in positions to do that, and I have every confidence that he will because that’s what he’s done all year.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Man murdered after leaving ECD night spot

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgFifty-eight-year-old David Gentle of Haslington, East Coast Demerara was on Monday morning found dead with several chops to the head and other parts of the body.MURDERED: David Samuel GentleBased on reports received, the man was last seen at about 1:30h leaving a popular bar in the village. He was later found in a trench with the suspected chop wounds.Investigators are probing the circumstances surrounding the man’s death since all his personal belongings were still intact.  As such, robbery was ruled out.His body was taken to a funeral home awaiting a post mortem.last_img read more

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EXTREME NORTH ‘SHORE 2 SUMMIT’ ADVENTURE RACE HAILED AS AN INCREDIBLE SUCCESS

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgATHLETICS NEWS: Extreme North’s, Shore 2 Summit adventure challenge has scaled new heights this weekend with a 50% entry increase and 16 Counties represented. Competitors paced themselves through the unexpected glorious sunshine and an equally glorious landscapes in NW Inishowen which proved an added bonus to most of the competitors who were first time visitors to the area.The event which had 3 different race distances of 21k, 41k & 63k, all comprising a run, hill trek, kayak & 2 cycles, was carefully planned so as to appeal to every adventure racer from the curious beginner to the elite challengers. The expression of triumph etched on each competitors face as they crossed the finish line was enough to tell you that they had been challenged regardless of whatever category they entered.The new Sliabh Sneacht centre in Drumfries hosted this event which was an ideal venue and each competitor was treated to loads of hospitality, hot food and showering facilities as the visitors  mingled to share their experiences of the event.The event feedback was exceptionally positive both on organisation & venue but the sheer sense of achievement and boasts about the fantastic course and amazing scenery definitely won the day with competitors looking forward to next year. So it looks like Adventure racing has come to its natural home in Inishowen and this event is proving a success in terms of sport and tourism.The results were as follows Extreme 63k race Winners Peter Cromie,  Limavady 3:46:58Jenny McCready Co Down 4:45:37Runner up A Wallace / P McCallion, Buncrana 3:57:35Ruth Jackson Dublin 5:14:38 Veteran Michael Tunney Letterkenny 4:34:04Elaine McGreal Kildare 5:14:35Extreme 41k race Winners Barry Torley Antrim 03:23:44 Patricia Hampson Down 03:40:55Veteran Sean Mc Cusker Tyrone 03:54:04Roisin Harkin Dublin 03:59:51Extreme 21k race Winners Paul mallon Tyrone 1:56:23Marie Toomey Dublin 1:55:39Runner up Sean Devlin Tyrone 2:28:54Maggie King Tyrone 1:09:39EXTREME NORTH ‘SHORE 2 SUMMIT’ ADVENTURE RACE HAILED AS AN INCREDIBLE SUCCESS was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Adventure raceExtreme NorthnewsShore 2 SummitSportlast_img read more

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Giants’ reliance on one-run wins could be a sign of future trouble

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgATLANTA — No team in baseball is better in one-run games than the San Francisco Giants.The tortuous games –the type that combine a lot of nail-biting and lead to higher blood pressure– are the ones the Giants have been winning. It’s all the other games the Giants have had trouble with.Yet despite posting a 37-16 record in one-run games this season, the Giants aren’t headed to the playoffs. They didn’t threaten the Dodgers’ run of dominance atop the National League West and they won’t come …last_img read more

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Sasol introduces LP Gas for homes

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgAccording to the company, Sasol Homegas will help ease the burden on South Africa’s power grid, ensuring that buildings have a reliable alternative energy source while mitigating escalating electricity costs. South African petrochemical giant Sasol is expanding its market offering by introducing liquid petroleum gas (LPG) reticulation from bulk on-site tanks as an alternative energy option for local housing developers. “LPG has been used in the United States and Europe for decades as a safe and convenient source of energy for home usage,” said Sasol Oil sales and marketing GM Vusi Cwane. “Stringent safety and quality standards are the hallmark of Sasol Homegas. We are proud to offer a safe, clean, integrated energy solution.” The system is serviced and maintained by professionals who undertake visual inspections and test functionality regularly, while also conducting leak-detection tests every six months. Century Property Developments has signed on to install Sasol Homegas in the Waterfall Country Estate in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, providing reticulated gas to about 2 000 homes. 26 October 2010 South African retail sector first Sasol Homegas provides business, industry and households with heating solutions using reticulated LPG from bulk tanks that range from 6 200 to 22 500 litres, making the project the first of its kind to be undertaken in this scale within the South African retail sector. “We are proud to be associated with Sasol in this project,” said Century Property Developments CEO Mark Corbett. “Already, we have seen purchasers embrace this value-added feature of the estate.” Sasol Homegas is installed by qualified, experienced professionals to meet all international and local safety standards, as required by ISO, the South African Bureau of Standards and the Liquid Petroleum Gas Safety Association of SA. Safety and quality standards “Many South Africans are thinking twice about how they make use of energy at home and at work,” Sasol Oil new business development manager Pieter Claasen said in a statement earlier this month. “Sasol Homegas provides them with a safe and clean energy solution that significantly reduces electricity costs in the home.” Sourced from a custom-fitted Sasol tank located on the premises, Sasol’s LPG system can be installed to meet up to 70% of household energy requirements – from heating rooms and water to fuelling stoves and braais. As required by law, Sasol adds a unique odour to LPG so that the slightest leak is detected immediately. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Forum to improve competitiveness

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first_imgBrand South Africa’s chief executive, Miller Matola, believes South Africa has unique strengths that can boost its global competitiveness. (Picture: Shamin Chibba)GIVEN the rapid changes in technology and the global economy, South Africa must work to improve its competitiveness if it is to keep up with the rest of the world, especially with fellow developing countries – which is the reason behind the South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF).Brand South Africa will launch the forum on 25 July at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg, during a pan-Africanism and African integration panel discussion.The launch will act as an introduction to the inaugural SACF, to take place on 5 November 2013.The company intends to use the SACF as a platform to identify competitive strengths and weaknesses in the South African economy, explains Brand South Africa’s research manager, Petrus de Kock. With the help of the government, business and civil society, it will comprehensively examine domestic and international factors that could affect the country’s competitiveness.The manner in which domestic as well as international investors perceive a country’s competitiveness, or that of a specific sector, impacts on the country’s global reputation as a trade partner and investment destination. “Brand South Africa’s mandate is focused on managing South Africa’s reputation.And we see a strong link between competitiveness and reputation,” says De Kock.Competitiveness Forum launchesBrand South Africa is playing a significant role in creating a competive country economy – identifying strengths that support trade, investments and partnerships across the continent.Here is the presentation made at the launch of the National Competitiveness Forum. [1.2Mb, PPTX file]Pretoria News – Business Report07/25/2013Competitiveness forum tackles reputation hurdles – M MatolaSouth Africans will be encouraged to become active participants in the economy to achieve the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP), which include poverty alleviation, job creation and quality health care. “One of the main goals of the SACF is to solicit the right input [from experts].We just need to go to the NDP to see what needs to be improved.”Brand South Africa expects three outcomes from the SACF, which should go a long way in enhancing the country’s competitiveness. These are:Establishing a Forum Working Group and writing up session reports that will contain recommendations and actions that need to be implemented;Producing a ministerial debriefing and final analytical report presentation for the Ministry of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Office of the Presidency; and,Developing a unique South African competitiveness index with the help of experts in various fields.The forum will be split into five breakaway working sessions to cover topics such as education and skills, products and services, governance and leadership, infrastructure, and foreign direct investment competitiveness.A leader among developing countriesAccording to the 2012/2013 Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), the country fares well when compared to other emerging economies, especially those of the Next11 group. It is the global leader in legal rights, regulation of securities exchanges, and efficiency of corporate boards, and it has strong auditing and reporting standards. It is second when it comes to availability of financial services and third in financing through the local equity market.South Africa has improved in three of WEF’s competitiveness pillars in the last three years, says the report, namely institutions, financial market sophistication, and technological readiness.Miller Matola, Brand South Africa’s chief executive, says the country, when compared to other Brics nations, comes first in five of the 10 criteria the World Bank uses to assess ease of doing business. These include starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting credit, protecting investors, and paying taxes.These positive aspects, he adds, mean South Africa offers protection to foreign direct investments and has a suitable environment for new trade, investment and related economic interactions. “These indicators highlight that South Africa has unique competitive strengths in the context of the developing world.”Brand South Africa’s report on the country’s competitiveness is just as optimistic. It states that the population “can have confidence in the capabilities, skill and knowledge necessary to improve the country’s overall global competitiveness”.De Kock points out that competitiveness is affected by internal and external factors. “The former can be rectified but the latter is not as easy. For instance, the rand value can go down and suddenly a South African product is not competitive anymore. So we have to find areas where it is possible for us to intervene.”To boost its competitiveness, de Kock suggests that more partnerships between private and public sectors need to be established to support education and skills development. “We are looking at a practical solution and not trying to reinvent the wheel. These partnerships need to have foolproof strategies to run efficiently.”Reputation affects competitivenessIn terms of its reputation, which is a key indicator in a country’s competitiveness, South Africa remains stable. According to the 2012 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brand Index, which measures a nation’s reputation, South Africa retained its 36th spot – out of 50 – for a second consecutive year. This is a great feat, considering two-thirds of countries on the list experienced a decline.Though culture is South Africa’s strongest asset, it slid to 28th on the index. The country continues to rank 34th for tourism and 16th for sporting excellence.Brand South Africa’s annual international investor perception study, titled Project Thrive, indicates that there has been a steady improvement in investors’ views of the country as a business destination, despite the recent labour issues in the mining industry. It also shows that the country’s economic environment is seen to be full of opportunity.This is evident in the slight upturn in investment in South Africa in 2012, which is yet another achievement when considering Brics partners Brazil and India experienced a dip in the same period. The Project Thrive study notes that South Africa could attract more foreign direct investment if it could offer suitably qualified labour to investors.On 30 August, De Kock will host a research reference with the purpose of gathering stakeholder and expert input into the breakaway working sessions to take place at the Competitiveness Forum on 5 November 2013.Date: 25 July 2013Time: 18:00 for 18:30Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, RosebankRSVP: Khensani Mthombeni – [email protected]last_img read more

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Watch the Sale of Champions LIVE Sunday at 2 p.m.!

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Watch The Sale of Champions LIVE on August 6th at 2pm HERE!The Sale of Champions will also be televised live on the Ohio Channel on these local Ohio stations:Ohio Channel LocatorRegionStationCompanyChannelAkronWVIZ / PBS ideastreamSpectrum538AthensWOUBSpectrum2CincinnatiWCETAnderson Union8CincinnatiWCETMedia Bridges15CincinnatiWCETNorwood Community Television15CincinnatiWCETWaycross Community Media4CincinnatiWCETCable Channel 2223ClermontWCETSpectrum22ClevelandWVIZ / PBS ideastreamOver-the-Air Transmission25.2ClevelandWVIZ / PBS ideastreamCox234ClevelandWVIZ / PBS ideastreamWOW120ColumbusWOSUOver-the-Air Transmission34.2ColumbusWOSUInsight190ColumbusWOSUSpectrum96ColumbusWOSUWOW150DaytonWPTD / Think TVOver-the-Air Transmission14.5DaytonWPTD / Think TVOver-the-Air Transmission16.5DaytonWPTD / Think TVSpectrum715DaytonWPTD / Think TVSpectrum720ToledoWGTEOver-the-Air Transmission30ToledoWGTEBuckeye Cable199last_img read more

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Update: Personal Data of 70 Million Sony Customers Exposed in Hack

By on December 16, 2019

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App dan rowinski Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img The hack that has plagued the Playstation Network for the last week is much worse than simply taking down the platform. Sony reports on its Playstation Network blog that personal data of its 70 million users has been exposed by the hacker, including the possibility of credit card numbers.According to the Playstation Network blog; “we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birth date, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.”Sony has said that credit card information may have been obtained but they cannot be sure.“While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility,” Sony wrote. “If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.”The hack shows that even the biggest vendors on the Web are vulnerable to security threats by a motivated hacker. Yet, this is a big black eye for Sony and there will probably be some significant consequences.This goes way beyond a simple distributed denial of service attack or even a hack that just compromised connectivity. The fact that Sony cannot confirm if credit card information for 70 million accounts has been breached means that the attack was sophisticated enough to completely befuddle Sony’s security team.Sony says that the attack happened between April 17 and April 19. Since discovery, the company shutdown the network, engaged an outside security firm and attempted to strength the network by rebuilding the infrastructure with greater protection for personal information. Historic ProportionsThe depth of the breach and the amount of information taken ranks up there with some of the major data thefts in history. Last year two hackers infiltrated AT&T servers that held personal information on 120,000 iPads including government officials and celebrities. Gawker had a massive and embarrassing data breach in December, 2010 that exposed information on 1.25 million accounts. Just last week WordPress suffered an attack that took down many of the popular websites on the Internet and exposed 18 million accounts personal information. In what could be the most similar type of attack, social gaming and entertainment network RockYou.com exposed account information for 32 million accounts in December, 2010.Sony urges Playstation Network and Qriocity users to be vigilant in protecting in tracking and protecting their information. In its blog post it gives the numbers of credit card agencies and the Federal Trade Commission if users want to investigate the extent of their information leaked. Tags:#gaming#NYT#security#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs seek share of lead; UP, TIP part ways

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Maroons nip Tigers on Desiderio triple; Archers escape BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img View comments The Lady Stags are sporting a 1-1 record.Earlier at 4 p.m., University of the Philippines will attempt to score its first win in Group B when it takes on Technological Institute of the Philippines.The Lady Maroons, a perennial contender in the UAAP, bowed to the Adamson Lady Falcons, 17-25, 25-21, 19-25,25-19, 15-9, a week ago.On the same day, the TIP Lady Engineers lost to the San Beda Red Spikers, 13-25, 18-25, 27-25, 13-25.Every win counts in the Collegiate Conference, a single round robin tournament that will have the top two teams from the two groups clashing in the crossover semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  NU and San Sebastian collide at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the PVL Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Gorayeb, however, has already announced he will not show up, citing personal reasons. Assistant coach Clint Malazo will instead call the shots for the Lady Stags.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Bulldogs won their first game under Castillo, turning back the Lyceum Lady Pirates, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21, last Sept. 3.They will bank on Jaja Santiago anew when they try to grab a second win in as many starts and a share of the Group A lead with the idle Far Eastern U Lady Tamaraws. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary National University is gunning for its second straight win against San Sebastian in the Premier Volleyball League on Monday but the backstory would be a lot more interesting.San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb used to handle NU, until he was replaced by Babes Castillo in the Lady Bulldogs’ camp.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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