Former footballer Phil Neville supports Wonderful.org’s first Wonderful Week

first_imgFormer footballer Phil Neville supports Wonderful.org’s first Wonderful Week Charity fundraising platform Wonderful.org is celebrating the success of its inaugural fundraising ‘Wonderful Week’, which saw participants throughout the UK clocking up miles for their chosen charities through a mixture of cycling, swimming and running, as well as fundraising through other activities.Former Manchester United and England footballer Phil Neville and his wife Julie fronted the Wonderful Week fundraising campaign, which asked people to support charities by fundraising however they chose between the 2 and 10 September. The week saw Neville and his wife cover a distance of 100 miles through swimming, cycling and running, to raise funds for The Good Life Orphanage in Kenya.Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald MBE and her Women’s Cycling Team – Team WNT also took part, cycling 1,500 miles to raise funds for The Christie, while Manchester locals Simon Liddiard and Dennis Lloyd completed a 50-mile bike ride from Manchester to Liverpool on Mobikes. The nine-hour ride raised funds for community project Veterans Garage, which supports ex-servicemen and women across the North West.Other activity included founder of Wonderful.org, Kieron James covering 106 miles throughout the week with his family: 50 miles in Paris, 25 miles in London and completion of the world’s biggest half-marathon – The Great North Run, and twin sisters Lucy Cliff and Annie Cliff, and their partners Elliot Green and Ed Fox cycling a combined distance of 450 miles through a combination of bike rides through the Alps, UK and during spin classes, raising money for The Good Life Orphanage in Kenya.Kieron James said:“We’re so grateful of all the support and hard work from everybody who’s got behind The Wonderful Week, and the efforts of every single fundraiser – from every mile cycled to every cake baked. We look forward to many more successful fundraising events, continuing to raise even more money for charities in the future.”  297 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas sport  298 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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 | 3 October 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The expanding Medicaid in Kansas question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Do you favor the expansion of KanCare – the state’s privatized Medicaid program? Yes. No. Don’t know enough about it. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Jim · 226 weeks ago This is to broad of a question. Do you mean so that every living resident in the state after birth to death would be covered? Report Reply 1 reply · active 226 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down BornInASmallTown · 226 weeks ago I think its referring to the option under the ACA to expand Medicaid. Some states have chosen to expand and some haven’t, Kansas hasn’t (yet). Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Kurtenbach: The Warriors will lean on an old friend to help lead them to another title

first_imgFor the Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins tearing his left quad in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series Monday was that something terrible.And Andrew Bogut is that insurance policy.“This is the reason we signed him,” … Click here if you have trouble viewing this gallery in your mobile device.LOS ANGELES — Insurance policies feel wasteful when you buy them.And the better the policy, the more wasteful it seems.But when something terrible happens, boy are you happy you bought one.last_img read more

Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s improvement in IMD rankings

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 1 June 2016 – Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s improvement in the Institute for Management Development’s (IMD) competitiveness index. South Africa now stands at number 52, up from number 53 in 2015.South Africa’s improvement in the rankings comes as a result of advancements in the areas of: energy infrastructure, future energy supply, stock market capitalisation, ICT service exports, maintenance and development, public finances, labour relations, ease of doing business, export concentration by partner, exchange rate stability, health infrastructure, funding for technological development, bureaucracy, workforce productivity and apprenticeships.Reflecting on South Africa’s performance in this the 2016 IMD, Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela said, “South Africa’s performance in this index shows that national efforts to strengthen the economy and improve our global competitiveness are yielding positive results for the country.“The nation brand and our global competitiveness is built by all citizens and improvements in our global competitiveness are a testament to the work that we are all doing to make South Africa a winning nation. We thank you for playing your part and encourage you to continue working to build the country’s reputation,” concluded Mr Makhubela.The IMD looks at the global competitiveness of 61 countries.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrandVisit the Institute for Management Development website for more information.last_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgIn Queensland news Touch Football Queensland will be launching their State of Origin campaign this Friday in conjunction with Australian gold medal winning beach volleyballer Natalie Cook. She will be launching her new Beach Touch competition at the same time. For all the news on this launch check out the TFA website later today.  In other State of Origin news, NSW have announced their sides that will challenge the Queenslanders in August this year. With Australian Junior Representatives left, right and centre, the sides are sure to be tough come August. To see the full list of sides check out www.nswtouch.com.au The latest edition of the TFA newsletter has been uploaded onto the TFA website. To view the newsletter simply click here: TOUCH-e-TALK JUNE 2006. To subscribe to the newsletter email database visit the ‘subscribe’ section on the TFA website. Touch Footy is going to take centre stage in the NRL on Saturday June 18, with TFA Chairman Michael Sparks and Victorian Technical Director Michael Lovett organising a 30 minute promotional Touch game before the Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders game (from 1:25-1:55pm). To further the state rivalry, the competition will be between Victoria and the ACT in Womens and Mixed Open. For more info check out the following flier or visit the TFA website later today. http://www.victouch.com.au/Storm_Touch.pdf The TFA online shop is now open for business…you can enter the shop by clicking on the TFA Merchandise link on the home page and then scroll through the different categories to view all of the available items. Check out the new Touch Football shoes available from Esus and also the DVD’s. You can also purchase your referees gear, technical resources and more! The WA North West Championships were held over the weekend, keep an eye on the TFA site for the full wrap. TFA would like to wish our data entry and office assistant Bec a happy birthday for yesterday! We also want to say happy birthday to Media Scholarship holder, Lisa Plummer for her birthday this Wednesday. We hope you both enjoyed a great day with your family and friends. The 2006 Touch Football South Australia State SAPSASA Championships has a record 71 teams competing over 2 days. The School Championships commence with the Year 4/5 boys and girls teams competing on Wednesday 14th June followed by the Year 6/7 boys and girls on Thursday 15th June at Park 17, Greenhill Road, Eastwood.center_img TFA are also selling copies of the Raw Footage taken of the 3 Open finals. All 3 finals come on the same DVD and the footage is shot from the tower camera. There is no commentary, interviews or skills sections, simply the raw footage and the communication from the referees who were recorded during the matches. This DVD is available for $30 and is a great resource for coaches, players and referees. Many customers are already purchasing copies of one or both of the DVD’s and orders can be placed by phoning 1800 654 951 and speaking to Rachel, or emailing [email protected] with your order details, postal address and credit card details. Don’t forget that the Touch Football Queensland branch have moved offices, their new address is:Level 3, Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC)Kessels RoadNathan QLD 4111Ph: 1300 654 002Fx: 3420 4664 Welcome to 60 Seconds in Touch for the start of winter (for all those living in a state of non-cold bliss during your winter competition remember those poor Touchie colleagues of yours skating around on fields of ice this winter season) and stay tuned to the TFA website for all the news in the second half of 2006! TFA has released DVD’s for sale, with the Fox NTL Package selling for $20 (this includes highlights of the Mixed and Womens Open finals, full footage of the Mens Open finals, commentary from Australian Mens Open Coach Tony Trad, interviews and skills sections.) Esus, the official footwear of Touch Football Australia, are getting busy selling their new shoes online. The shoes have been tested by various groups Australia-wide and will soon be on the feet of many of our NTS members. Keep an eye on the website for news and stories regarding Esus and their new range of Touch shoes. Esus are planning to have the shoes in retail outlets within the next 2-3 months. If you have any info for this weekly column feel free to send it to [email protected]last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Ham

first_imgMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Hamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says their support will be key at West Ham.United fans will be out in force at the London Stadium and, now in his ninth season at the club, De Gea knows exactly how significant our travelling supporters are for the team.“They are vitally important to us,” said the goalkeeper.“Our fans that follow us away from home are just incredible. Sometimes it’s just like we are playing at home in those away fixtures! “It’s amazing… it helps us all tremendously down there on the pitch, we can always feel the warmth from our fans and that is hugely important to us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days ago​Brighton manager Potter: We must take care of Connolly

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Brighton manager Potter: We must take care of Connollyby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Graham Potter believes the club must ensure they are protecting teenager Aaron Connolly.The youngster got his first chance to shine for the Republic of Ireland during the recent international break.It has been a rapid rise for the teenager, who played his first Premier League game two weeks ago.And Potter wants to ensure the 19-year-old is protected.”He’s had quite a couple of weeks, hasn’t he? He’s 19-years-old, we have to look after him, make sure that he has a long successful career,” said Potter to reporters.”But he was great in the (Spurs) game for us, not just his goals, I thought his overall contribution to the team was really good, pressed well, defended well.”And then just for him to get that international debut, it’s fantastic for him – disappointed obviously for him and the Irish boys that the result wasn’t what they wanted.”But that’s part of life as well, he has to deal with that and it’s now case of recovering him and seeing how he is for the weekend.” last_img read more

More than a dozen Cdns charged in child sex abuse investigation police

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto police say more than a dozen Canadians have been either arrested or convicted as part of a three-year international investigation into child sexual abuse.They say they worked alongside forces across Canada, the United States and United Kingdom after receiving reports that children were allegedly being sexually abused while others watched in real-time around the world.They say the alleged victims were as young as 10 months old, and one incident involved a suspect allegedly drugging a child and committing offences via livestream.The investigation, dubbed Project Mercury, ultimately led to more than 150 arrests around the world.Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta were charged with a total of 51 offences.Police say more than a dozen children have been recovered and moved to safety as a result of the investigation.last_img read more

Bell launching a new discount prepaid wireless brand called Lucky Mobile

first_imgMONTREAL – Bell is launching a new discount pre-paid wireless brand, Lucky Mobile.The service will initially be available in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia starting Dec. 4.Lucky Mobile will offer service in 17 zones covering most major cities including Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and surrounding areas as well as province-wide and Canada-wide options.Plans will include voice calling and texting as well as other services, while mobile data options will also be available at 3G-equivalent access speeds.The company says Lucky Mobile will also introduce an app that enables talk and text over Wi-Fi next year.Bell is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE).last_img read more

Morneau still committed to deficit reduction despite slower economy

first_imgLONDON, Ont. – Canada’s red-hot economy is indeed likely to slow down this year, making federal investments in boosting economic growth and job creation all the more important, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Friday.As the federal Liberal cabinet prepared for a second day of meetings at its retreat in London, Ont., Morneau stopped to sing the praises of his government’s economic agenda, which he credits for the economy’s super-charged performance over the last year.“The economy has performed exceptionally well in 2017,” he said. “The kinds of things we’ve done to help Canadian families has a had a real difference on our economy.”Among other things, unemployment fell to 5.7 per cent in December, the lowest figure since comparable data became available in January 1976.In his fall fiscal update in October, the minister predicted the economy would grow 3.1 per cent for 2017 as a whole.That strong growth rate won’t be matched this year, however, Morneau conceded.In its own latest forecast, Scotiabank is predicting growth of just 2.3 per cent this year, while TD Bank’s most recent prediction says Canada’s on pace for 2018 growth of around 2.4 per cent. Both also agree the rate will slow down even further in 2019.Morneau said the government recognizes the importance of being fiscally responsible and remains committed to reducing annual deficits over the long term.In his fall update, Morneau projected a deficit of $19.9 billion in the 2017-18 fiscal year — almost $9 billion less than predicted in his budget last spring.He also projected that the deficit would drop over the next five years, to $12.5 billion in 2022-23.This year’s deficit projection includes $1.5 billion for “risk adjustment” — a figure that might be increased going forward to account for additional risks to the economy, such as the potential demise of the North American Free Trade Agreement.“We’re continuing to work on our budget 2018 and one of the things we will consider is the appropriate consideration of risk, as we’ve done in previous times,” Morneau said Friday.However, he acknowledged economic growth will be “more modest” this year.“We’re always facing challenges. We face long-term demographic challenges, we face global risks that might impact global growth. So we need to be focused on how we can continue to encourage growth in our economy.”last_img read more