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. Melanie May | 2 July 2020 | News Prince of Wales extends Breast Cancer Haven patronageThe Prince of Wales has extended his patronage of Breast Cancer Haven for a further term.The Prince of Wales first became Patron of Breast Cancer Haven in 2000, three years after the charity was founded, and has been able to visit its centres in London, Leeds, and Hereford.Members of the Royal Family have been regular supporters of Breast Cancer Haven with HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex holding the position of trustee from 2001 to 2009. More recently, Breast Cancer Haven staff received a personal message of support from The Prince of Wales for their work during the current coronavirus crisis. 539 total views, 5 views today Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people New Chairs for National Lottery Community Fund’s England & Scotland CommitteesThe National Lottery Community Fund has appointed new Chairs of its England and Scotland Committees.John Mothersole has taken the reins of the Fund’s England Committee, advising how National Lottery funding is used to support communities in England to thrive. Previously a regular member of the Fund’s England Committee, he has held several senior positions in local government across the UK. In December 2019, he stood down from his post as Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council after more than a decade in the job.Kate Still (pictured) is to lead the Fund’s Scotland Committee, overseeing grant making in the country. With over 25 years’ experience in education, employability and community enterprise, Kate is currently Director for Scotland at The Prince’s Trust. Previously she was Chair of Employment Support Scotland and a Fellow of the Institute of Employability. With UK Community Foundations and nurtureuk both announcing new CEOs, there has also been a raft of Chair and trustee appointments, while the Prince of Wales has extended his patronage of Breast Cancer Haven. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 540 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Four new trustees for The Royal Free CharityThe Royal Free Charity has appointed Caroline Clarke (pictured), Melanie Sherwood, Nicola Grinstead and Katie Morrison to its board of trustees.Caroline Clarke has been group chief executive of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) since February 2019, having previously served as the RFL’s deputy chief executive and chief finance officer. She is also a trustee of Overcoming MS and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).Melanie Sherwood worked for many years in the retail, publishing and property sector, and is a trustee of two charities: It’s Your Life, which helps underprivileged children and families in the UK, and Grenada Schools, an educational charity. She has also been an active member of various charity committees, including Save the Children and Centrepoint.Nicola Grinstead, currently director of West London Children’s Healthcare at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, brings leadership experience in both the NHS and as a charity trustee. She was deputy CEO at Great Ormond Street Hospital, having previously served as director of operations and performance at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and is also the former chair of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.Katie Morrison has 20 years’ experience of communications and is currently director of communications, campaigns and UK programmes at Plan International UK. She previously led the communications functions for both Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charity. New CEO and Chair for nurtureukArti Sharma (pictured) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of nurtureuk, replacing Kevin Kibble, with Nicola Hannam succeeding Susan Henderson as Chair.Sharma has been a trustee at nurtureuk since May 2018, and was the former Deputy Chief Executive for youth social action charity City Year UK. There, she led all of the charity’s external facing activities including school sales, recruitment, partnerships, public affairs, communications and development. Her background in marketing and communications spans multiple not for profit and commercial sectors, and she created the British Council’s ‘Study Work Create’ campaign. Sharma is also an ACEVO Leadership Fellow Winner.Sharma commented:“I am delighted and humbled to have this incredible opportunity to lead nurtureuk in its next chapter. Having had first-hand experience of bereavement at a young age and knowing the subsequent impact it had upon my early school years, I strongly believe children from any background have the right to a safe and nurturing environment to be the best they can be.“I’ve been passionate about the betterment of children and young people throughout my career and am looking forward to progressing the incredible legacy nurtureuk has built. I am fortunate to be joining the charity at a time when its reputation and influence is growing, and I want to see its impact continue to expand. I look forward to building on the many achievements nurtureuk has delivered.”Nurtureuk’s outgoing Chief Executive Kevin Kibble was due to retire at the end of June but is instead undertaking a maternity cover role during the current Covid-19 pandemic. New CEOs for UK Community Foundations & nurtureuk UK Community Foundations appoints Rosemary Macdonald as CEOUK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Rosemary Macdonald as CEO, having acted as interim CEO of UKCF since March.Prior to joining UKCF, MacDonald was CEO of Wiltshire Community Foundation for twelve years. The appointment follows her effective performance during the coronavirus pandemic.Setting out her vision for the future of UKCF, Macdonald said:“We will champion local philanthropy, bringing more resources to local communities as we enter challenging fiscal times. We will continue to be the voice of local communities in national forums, providing the insight through our local lens.“We will continue to develop our members’ skills and capacity, learning from experts across the UK and internationally. We will also put diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of what we do, providing training for UKCF and its members to understand the needs of marginalised communities to ensure that we deliver equitable grant making.” Advertisement
Later, Marshall commented on the lackluster state of many other Broadway shows—acknowledging he was getting himself into hot water—saying, “The majority of shows feel sanitized, lack artistry and storytelling.” Cumming agreed, adding, “People expect a big production, and in that, something is lost. These are different times. But this show, it’s about the actors.” Taking his cue, Rooney mused, “So, you’re not 28 anymore, and you’re applying rouge to your nipples and donning suspenders—at middle age—what is that like?” Cumming, without missing a beat, replied, “You know, I’m fitter now than I was when I first did the show 16 years ago. Although, I do have to go for more naps now.” When asked if they’ve begun rehearsing at the legendary Studio 54 yet, Cumming replied, “We’re in the theater in a couple of weeks.” Williams then put her fingers in her ears and sang, “La-la-la-la-la…” Of her decision to take the role, Williams said, “Some people call it bravery, but really, I call it my inability to see a decision through to the end when I say ‘yes.’” “One day, I grabbed this old bloke with a mustache to bring him on stage to dance and said, ‘Come along, Granddad,’ and the whole audience stated cheering and whooping. I thought, ‘Wow, aren’t Americans so nice to their elderly!’ When I asked, ‘What’s your name?’ He said, ‘Cronkite.’ It was Walter Cronkite. A year later I saw him at a party, and when he started coming toward me, I thought I was about to get bitch-slapped. Instead, he said, ‘May I please have this dance?’” View Comments Alan Cumming Rooney forgot his next question, so Cumming offered, “I have a question for you, where did you get your shoes?” Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Star Files Related Shows Cabaret Tony winner Alan Cumming, Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, and co-director and choreographer Rob Marshall spoke to an audience on the edge of their plush red seats at The New York Times headquarters on February 24 about bringing Cabaret back to Broadway this spring. To hear Williams tell it, she isn’t exactly kicking up her heels at the prospect of dancing in front of throngs of devoted Broadway fans in the return of the musical. “They were generous enough to start me a few months before everyone else. I’ve been taking classes in a studio in Brooklyn and I’m basically being a kid there. I feel like a baby,” she said. “I get to rehearsal, and I’m like, ‘What do I do?’” See Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming in Cabaret beginning March 21 at Studio 54. After being prompted by discussion moderator and Times staffer David Rooney, Cumming shared the story of how he pulled a very special—and very old—guest onstage with him during his 1998 stint in the show. Cabaret has seen multiple incarnations since its initial 1966 inception, most recently making its biggest splash at Studio 54 in the 1998 revival. The story, which takes place during the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, reins in the audience with promises of sexy, voyeuristic glimpses into an underworld—only to suddenly stop them in their tracks when they see that the world they’re in isn’t all it’s cracked up to be—in fact, it’s quite horrific. Their only guide through that journey is by one Emcee, played by Cumming like nobody else can. The actor noted that the themes of the story are still relevant, especially with the laws currently being passed in Russia. “The way they’re persecuting gays is similar to what went on in Nazi Germany. Sadly, that kind of bigotry doesn’t go away.” Turning to the audience, he said, “Did you know that in Arizona, it’s legal for a business not to serve someone if they’re gay?” Michelle Williams
Everyone knows about the football team, but there are plenty of other sports that take place in the fall. Herald Sports gives you an introduction into four other teams and some of their top athletes that are ready to kick off their seasons in the upcoming weeks.VolleyballAs fall approaches in Madison, a new season springs into action for the Wisconsin volleyball team.The Badgers, who lost five seniors, including three starters, at the conclusion of last season are looking to build on last year’s success after finishing second in the Big Ten and 14th in nation. This year’s players, led by All-American outside hitter Brittney Dolgner, will look to fill the shoes of those who came before them.“It’s different because that last core was starting since their freshman year,” head coach Pete Waite said. “So they really were doing some great things for us, but this new group is excited. It’s their turn to step up, and they have been working hard in the spring and the summer to ready to go for this season.”Along with Dolgner, the Badgers welcome a top-10 recruiting class to Madison this fall. The class includes Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year Janelle Gabrielsen and two-time Wisconsin Defensive Player Award winner Sally Shumaker.This summer, along with their offseason training, Morgan Salow and Nikki Klingsporn have helped coach local club teams in Madison. Waite believes the skills they learned on the sidelines will help them gain a better understanding of the game and improve their skills.“They really do learn what it takes for a player on the court and what the coaches are looking for,” Waite said. “They’ve found themselves coaching their team with the same techniques and skills and comments that they hear from our staff. So it makes them think when they get on the court what they need to do, and it really makes them aware of their surroundings more and their own game.”The Badgers will begin practice the week of Aug. 10 and their season kicks off on the road in the Kentucky Classic on Aug. 29 in Lexington, Ky.Cross CountryComing off a Big Ten title and a fifth place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships, this year’s UW men’s cross country team should make another run at a few more trophies.Head coach Jerry Schumacher has had great success in his nine years with the program, including the NCAA team title in 2005. But he will be replaced by Mick Byrne, who was the head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Iona since 1990.With 13 letter-winners returning from last season, the veteran leadership and experience should help this year’s squad transition between coaches.The men’s team will be led by a pair of seniors, Matt Withrow and Stu Eagon. Both were All-Americans in 2007, and Withrow claimed the Big Ten individual title. They will have plenty of help from some of their younger teammates, particularly from Brandon Bethke and Andrew Lacy, both of whom earned second-team All-Big Ten last season.Wisconsin opens its season at the Pioneer Invitational at Carroll College, an event the team won in 2007.The women’s team did not see quite the success their male counterparts did last year, placing sixth at the Big Ten tournament and 20th at the NCAA Championship.Junior Hanna Grinaker was one of the bright spots for UW last season, as she finished 25th at the NCAAs, the best of anyone on the team. Senior Gwen Jorgensen, a Waukesha native, is another runner to keep an eye on for Wisconsin. She posted the second-best time of any Badger at the NCAAs behind Grinaker and was named to the U.S. Track and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team in the offseason.GolfAlthough last season may not have been all the UW men’s golf team had hoped for, nearly all of the players will have a chance to top last year’s performance. The Badgers will welcome back all but one member from 2007’s squad, losing senior Jeff Kaiser.A talented set of incoming seniors is led by Dan Woltman and Danny Zimmerman. Tyler Obermueller and Patrick Duffy are the other two seniors and are both looking to improve on last season’s finish.Woltman, a native of Beaver Dam, had perhaps the best individual performance of anyone on the team, as he was the only member to qualify for the NCAA Championships.Woltman’s season ended before the final cut, though, as his three-round total of 230 wasn’t quite enough to get him to the fourth and final round. He was the first UW golfer, however, to qualify for back-to-back NCAA Championships as an individual competitor.Like the men, the women’s team will be losing just one senior from last season in Katie Elliot. They will miss Elliot, who led the Badgers in scoring average the last three years. She was on the Second Team All-Big Ten in 2007 and earned the conference’s Sportsmanship Award as well.Carly Werwie showed plenty of potential last season as a freshman, who finished tops among any UW golfer at the Big Ten Championships in the spring.The women open their season in Charleston, S.C. at the Cougar Classic Sept. 14-16, and host their only home tournament — the Badger Invitational — on Sept. 27 at University Ridge.TennisFor the second consecutive season — and the fourth time in school history — the men’s tennis team earned a trip to the NCAA tournament as an at-large bid. After defeating the Washington Huskies in the first round, the Badgers’ run ended after encountering No. 3 UCLA, who beat UW 4-0 in Los Angeles.Moritz Baumann was the lone member of the team to make the NCAAs in singles play. The native of Germany did not last long, however, losing in straight sets to Travis Helgeson of Georgia.Highlighting their 2008-09 schedule are matches against in-state rival Marquette and the Big Ten singles tournament, which will be held in Madison at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.The women’s team loses a valuable duo of seniors in Morgan Tuttle and Chelsea Nusslock.In his first year as head coach, Brian Fleishman’s team failed to make the NCAA Tournament after losing in the second round of the Big Tens.Returning for Fleishman’s squad will be senior Elizabeth Carpenter, who solidified herself in the top singles spot last season. Freshman Jessica Seyferth showed signs of promise in her rookie year, as she moved from the No. 2 through No. 4 singles positions.The women’s team begins its season Sept. 19-21 at the Milwaukee Classic and will then travel to California for the ITA All-America Championship the following week.
Syracuse basketball legend Billy Gabor, who went on to play in the NBA for the Syracuse Nationals, died Tuesday after briefly fighting pneumonia, his son, Bill, confirmed to syracuse.com. He was 97. Gabor, who lived in Jupiter, Florida, celebrated his last birthday May 13 and was believed to be the oldest living former NBA player. “He was one of the greatest Syracuse players of all-time,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “He was always a great representative of his school and his family.”Billy Gabor 1955 retirement article. We believe his jersey was the first ever retired in the NBA.Rest in peace Bullet. pic.twitter.com/mJ5fNHDr5t— Leo Ferris (@LeoFerrisNBA) June 4, 2019After his college career ended, Gabor played in the NBA for six years and was a member of the Nationals’ NBA championship team in 1955. He averaged 9.8 points per game and was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. He also made the league’s All-Star team in 1953. Gabor is survived by his three children (Bill, Bob and Hallie) and eight grandchildren (Annie, Emily, SarahRose, Malone, Mimi, Jack, Will, and Madison). The 5-11 guard quickly became known for his speed and earned the nickname “The Bullet” when he played in college during the 1940s. He started his collegiate career at Syracuse during the 1942-43 season, but it was interrupted by World War II when he served in the U.S. Air Force. He returned in 1945 and played three more seasons and racked up a number of impressive accolades, emerging as Syracuse’s earliest star. Among his many accomplishments while in college: Gabor was the first player in Syracuse history to score 400 points in a season. He was also the first to score 1,000 points in his career for the school. He finished as the Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer with 1,344 points, which is a record that that stood for nearly 20 years until Dave Bing surpassed it in 1966.The university retired his No. 17 jersey in 2009. It now hangs in the Carrier Dome and joins the likes of Orange greats Bing, Derrick Coleman and Carmelo Anthony.
Regardless, let’s dive into our latest fearless forecast.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds at Sportsbook ReviewWeek 4 NFL picks against the spreadGame of the Week: Dallas Cowboys (-2 1/2, -115) at New Orleans SaintsSunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCThe Cowboys matched up well against the Saints’ offense with Drew Brees last season because they don’t allow much deep, and they clean up against the run with their linebackers. They can squeeze easily on Teddy Bridgewater here. On the other side, Dak Prescott will keep finding matchups he loves in Dallas’ explosive passing game. He has plenty of big road game juice on his resume and will ensure his team stays undefeated if the Saints focus on slowing down Ezekiel Elliott.Cowboys win 27-20 and cover the spread.Upset of the Week: Tennessee Titans over Atlanta Falcons (-4, -110)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Titans are a hard team to figure out. They dominated on the road, were mediocre at home and then got blown out on the road. They need to be able to stick with their run-heavy plan to support their edge-rushing 3-4 defense. This is that opportunity, as the Falcons can get gashed by Derrick Henry and, without Keanu Neal, will be challenged to stop Marcus Mariota’s go-to guy, tight end Delanie Walker. While Mariota gets all the support he needs to pull him out of a slump, the pressure is falling more on Matt Ryan. Tennessee will get after him and contain his wideouts downfield to save the game.Titans win 20-17.Lock of the Week: Los Angeles Rams (-10, +110) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, FoxThe Rams have shown no signs of a Super Bowl hangover, posting two tough road wins as part of their 3-0 start. Back home, they face a team traveling cross-country into an unfamiliar later kickoff. Sean McVay swept Bruce Arians’ Cardinals in dominant fashion two years ago. The Bucs can’t handle the Rams’ diverse receiving corps, and Jameis Winston can expect some discomfort from Aaron Donald as the deep-ball opportunities become limited.Rams win 33-17 and cover the spread.Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans (-5, -110)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Kyle Allen homecoming tour continues, going from his old high school stomping grounds back to where he finished playing college football. Allen will face another 3-4 defense with a couple of savvy edge rushers but otherwise can still get the ball downfield to his talented receiving corps, as the Texans will have their hands full with Christian McCaffrey. Deshaun Watson, however, will do what Kyler Murray couldn’t do against the Panthers’ defense with his mobility and big arm to deliver a victory late.Texans win 24-20 but fail to cover the spread.Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (-7 1/2, +110)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSBaker Mayfield has been shaky, and Lamar Jackson has ranged from steady to spectacular. The Ravens’ defense isn’t the most daunting force anymore, however, and Mayfield should have success spreading it around and throwing downfield. The Browns will hope to be healthier on defense to contain Jackson’s receivers, and they have Myles Garrett slow him down. Baltimore will turn this into a grind of a game and survive with a late Justin Tucker field goal.Ravens win 23-20 but fail to cover the spread.Kansas City Chiefs (-7, +120) at Detroit LionsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Lions are winning with defense and just enough of the running game, but Matthew Stafford will need to be sharper throwing downfield to give them a chance against the Chiefs. Darius Slay is hamstrung and might not play, allowing Patrick Mahomes free reign with his wide receiver matchups. There’s no reason to think he will cool down here in a controlled road environment. Detroit’s plan to play ball-control and keep-away from Mahomes won’t last long.Chiefs win 38-27 and cover the spread.Los Angeles Chargers (-16 1/2, -110) at Miami DolphinsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Chargers escaped in Week 1 despite critical mistakes, but those came back to bite them in Weeks 2 and 3. They’re built to be a better road team with Philip Rivers and Anthony Lynn, but this is a tough trip to the Miami heat, even if the Dolphins offer limited resistance. LA tends to play wild one-possession games, and although this will be a bigger gap, the Dolphins will show a little more life with Josh Rosen in the second half. Chargers win 31-17 but fail to cover the spread.New England Patriots (-7 1/2, +115) at Buffalo BillsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Patriots’ offense might sputter a bit here with some running game issues and the Bills’ ability to make plays on every level, but their defense will continue to dominate. Look for them to take away John Brown with Stephon Gilmore and force Josh Allen into shorter passes against a good rush and tight intermediate coverage. Tom Brady will make sure New England keeps the ball moving with Julian Edelman and James White, executing the dink and dunk much better than Allen.Patriots win 24-13 and cover the spread.Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts (-7 1/2, -115)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Colts’ defense is hurting, with Malik Hooker now on the shelf and perhaps Darius Leonard staying there for another week. They’ll protect it by turning to heavy running with Marlon Mack, mixed in with a few play-action deep shots from Jacoby Brissett to build a lead. The Raiders will hang around by running Josh Jacobs and with Derek Carr spreading the ball around, but the Colts will put away another home game in the fourth quarter.Colts win 26-20 but fail to cover the spread.Washington Redskins at New York Giants (-2 1/2, -115)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Giants’ offense got a spark from Daniel Jones, which balances out the bad vibes of losing Saquon Barkley for a while. The Redskins should think about playing Dwayne Haskins after going to 0-3 and seeing Case Keenum go through his first major struggle. The Redskins can’t cover Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram, and they will give the Giants’ woeful defense a break with their limited weapons and lack of a running game.Giants win 27-23 and cover the spread.Seattle Seahawks (-5, -110) at Arizona CardinalsSunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, FoxThe Seahawks want to be a power running team to complement their defense, but they have a lot of weaknesses in coverage across the board that Kyler Murray can exploit in a spread passing game. They need to realize their best bet is to let Russell Wilson loose as a passer and runner and be OK with higher-scoring games. With no Patrick Peterson and awful tight end coverage, Wilson will get the ball downfield to Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. He’ll find holes underneath for Will Dissly, as well. Wilson will complete the fourth-quarter comeback that fell a little short against the Saints.Seahawks win 30-27 but fail to cover the spread.Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (-2 1/2, -120)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSThe Bears are coming home on a short week, but their defense will be up to the task of keeping this an ugly defensive duel. It’s hard to run or pass on either team, but once the running games are held in check, it’s about who can get creative offensively to help the quarterbacks. Minnesota is less multiple than Chicago, and Kirk Cousins’ big-game road woes outweigh those of Mitchell Trubisky at home.Bears win 19-16 and cover the spread.Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos (-3, -120)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSGardner Minshew faces his toughest defensive test yet on the road, and the Broncos tend to rush the passer and be more disruptive in downfield coverage at home. Joe Flacco will work the shorter routes better with his wide receivers and get a little more support from Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman than Minshew gets with Leonard Fournette.Broncos win 17-13 and cover the spread.Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-4, -110) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPNThe Steelers have seen the wheels come off their defense, where they are reliant on takeaways for stops. They also had to be disappointed in what’s become of their power running game with James Conner and realizing their receiver limitations for Mason Rudolph. Still, their desperation at 0-3 will kick in a little more at home under Mike Tomlin as counterpart Zac Taylor gets the first taste of this rivalry in a hostile environment. Pittsburgh will be more balanced than Cincinnati, stealing its first win against a hated rival. Last week was tricky for NFL game picks, but with few of the right upsets, we have added to the momentum of a hot start. But the degree of difficulty is getting raised in Week 4, with some smaller spreads for favorites and some true toss-up matchups.We’ve also arrived at the first bye weeks. With the 49ers and Jets getting an early break, there are only 15 games on the schedule. The good news is that’s one less chance to be wrong. The reality is it’s one less chance to be right. Steelers win 20-17 but fail to cover the spread.Stats of the Week:Week 3 record straight up: 12-4Week 3 record against the spread: 10-6Season record straight up: 37-10Season record against the spread: 28-19Upsets of the Week: 3-0Locks of the Week: 2-1
President Trump travels to Tampa today for a combination of official and campaign events. The President will participate in a Campaign Coalitions Event with Florida Sheriffs in Tampa International Airport, Tampa then heads to Pelican Golf Club in Belleair to participate in a COVID-19 Response and Storm Preparedness roundtable.The President takes part in a briefing focused on both COVID-19 response and preparations for Hurricane Isaias, which is making its way toward Florida.The President was scheduled to remain in Florida overnight and attend a fundraiser at his Doral golf club on Saturday.That campaign event has been cancelled due to the hurricane and the President will return to the White House tonight. See the president’s full schedule here.
Former baseball player in the Negro League Minnie Minoso, stands behind the podium and jokingly gives a speech during his visit to the West Wing of the White House in Washington following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Minoso, who also played major leagues with the Chicago White Sox, is the only ball player to appear professionally in seven different decades. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday honored former baseball players in the Negro League, a haven for African-American players who for decades were prevented from competing with White players in professional baseball.The White House said Obama invited about a dozen players to the White House to mark their contributions to American history, civil rights and athletics. The players competed for teams like the Philadelphia Stars, New York Black Yankees, Indianapolis Clowns and Boston Blues.The Negro League thrived in the early part of the 20th century. Its decline started after Jackie Robinson in 1947 became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in modern times, clearing the way for other Black players to compete in the major leagues. The league disbanded a few years later.
BREAKING NEWS: EIGHT members of a dive team have been brought to safety off the Donegal coast after a May Day rescue.Killybegs Coast Guard were tasked today by Malin Head Coastguard to reports of a dive boat with several persons onboard taking on water near Drumanoo Head.Killybegs Coast Guard boat escorted the boat to Portnacrosh pier. Eight members of the dive team safely made their way off the boat. The Killybegs team then escorted the dive boat back to Killybegs Harbour where it was safely retrieved from the water.The team was then stood down by Malin Head Coastguard. KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD RESCUE EIGHT DIVERS OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: September 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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:breaking newscoast guardDiversDonegal DailyKillybegsrescue
QPR are interested Crewe’s Luke Murphy, according to The Sun on Sunday. Newcastle, Sunderland and Aston Villa are also said to keeping tabs on the 23-year-old midfielder.Rafael Benitez would be Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s ideal choice for the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge next season, according to the Sunday Telegraph.It is claimed that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to return but Abramovich has not been convinced to re-appoint him.Abramovich is said to be largely happy with the job Benitez has done as interim manager and has even sounded players out to see how they would feel about the Spaniard staying on.But with fans opposed to Benitez, Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has apparently emerged as the favourite for the role.The Sunday Mirror, on the other hand, say Mourinho is set to turn his back on a return to Chelsea and instead stay at Real Madrid.Meanwhile, Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard has been offered an improved deal to join LA Galaxy, according to the Sunday People.He is said to have been offered a two-year contract worth £3.9m a year, plus a lucrative image rights deal.The Sun on Sunday say Manchester United with not be joining Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign striker Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid.And the Mail on Sunday tip Chelsea to sign Falcao and Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Tottenham have told QPR they want £8m to sell Alex Pritchard and are reluctant to let him leave on loan.West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers were hoping to sign the 23-year-old on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.But Spurs are not keen and Rangers are one of several Championship clubs hoping a loan deal does become an option if Pritchard is not sold.QPR are more optimistic of completing a deal to sign Iceland forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson from Kaiserslautern before next weekend’s Championship opener against Leeds United.The R’s were in action on Saturday, beating Watford 2-0 in a friendly at Loftus Road, where Conor Washington scored his first goal for the club.Washington scored straight after coming on as a substituteBoss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink nevertheless warned that Washington faces a battle to secure a place up front.Hasselbaink has also made it clear that he is not looking to sign a midfielder following the recent news that new signing Ariel Borysiuk will be sidelined for six weeks.The largest-ever crowd for a Chelsea match – 105,826 – saw the Blues lose 3-2 to Real Madrid in a friendly at Michigan Stadium.Chelsea were 3-0 down at half-time against RealMeanwhile, Baba Rahman is expected to join German club Schalke on a season-long loan from Chelsea in the next 48 hours.Fulham were also in action – they looked impressive as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in a friendly at Craven Cottage.Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic said after the game that he expects Ross McCormack to return to training on Monday.And Brentford, who drew 1-1 at Millwall in Tony Craig’s testimonial, have completed the season-long loan signing of Leicester left-back Callum Elder.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook