Support the man: Max Levene.Truro School set up the trust to help Max with the slogan “Remember the boy, support the man” and thousands have since been raised by them and the local rugby community. Levene beat the odds to return to school and take his A Levels and he is currently finishing a Masters degree in development economics at the University of East Anglia. He says: “The trust has been brilliant, allowing me to do lots of things I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise, and I think it’s an honour that people still think about me and the accident.” Despite his life-changing injury, Levene does not support recent calls for tackling to be banned in schools rugby. “I feel it would completely kill the game at junior level. I don’t think people should be forced to play contact rugby but we chose to play it and were coached to tackle properly.”To sponsor Parlby and Blackwell in the Mongol Rally and help them achieve their fundraising target for the Max Levene Trust, Back Up and Cool Earth, go to bataarlatethannever.com Breathtaking: The Mongol Rally passes through incredible terrain. (Photo: the Adventurists) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mike Parlby and Ed Blackwell will hit the road in a 0.8 litre Daewoo Matiz – all Mongol Rally cars must be under one litre – and they’ll set off from the UK on 16 July, hoping to reach the finish in Siberia within their five-week target or by the 12 September deadline.They need to raise a minimum of £1,000 to take part – money which will then be split between the organisers’ favoured rainforest charity, Cool Earth, and Parlby and Blackwell’s chosen charities, the Max Levene Trust, and Back Up, which helps people in the UK who have spinal injuries.The duo were playing for Kelly College against Truro School in 2009 when 17-year-old Truro player Levene suffered his spinal injury. “I was on the other pitch but Ed was in his game. When it happened, both games stopped and everyone was aware of what was going on,” recalls Parlby. An intrepid duo of rugby-mad fans aim to take part in the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally this summer to raise cash for a young man, Max Levene, who was paralysed in an accident during a schools rugby match.
266 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 “When communications are put together by committees, conflict and the search for consensus always leads to compromise. The best ‘C’ to stop the compromise salami is the CEO, who is best placed to make the call on focussed, powerful communications.”The video and other resources can be found at Alan Clayton Associates.Alan Clayton’s is speaking at the National Convention on 4 July at midday. Tagged with: Alan Clayton Management National Fundraising Convention AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 265 total views, 1 views today Alan Clayton Associates are today launching a humorous video designed to help fundraisers understand why they shouldn’t compromise on presenting their powerful message.‘Save the cows: the compromise salami’ is being unveiled at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention at the Barbican Centre in London.The film recognises that many fundraisers are forced to weaken their creative campaigns due to one factor: internal conflict. Poor communication, silo-working and a lack of understanding of the roles of different departments are the key causes of this tension.Clayton explained:“Hundreds of fundraisers have told us that they can’t stop the compromise salami because other departments don’t understand the effects. So we invented Save the Cows to give fundraisers a tool to demonstrate the income limiting effects of compromise. The organisation is invented, the story very true.”The result of such compromise, argues Clayton, is that fundraisers raise less money and their charities’ ability to achieve their mission is diminished.The solution? Having watched and worked with successful charities, some of whom were featured in the Great Fundraising report, Alan Clayton Associates argue, while all departments including the board should be involved in fundraising, the final call, and refusal to compromise, “must come from the chief executive”.Clayton argues: Advertisement ‘Save the Cows’ video shows fundraisers the perils of compromising on their messages Howard Lake | 4 July 2016 | News 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.
Armed only with strong voices and boundless determination, thousands of Palestinians from Gaza challenged for the fourth straight week the Israeli fence on April 20 that has imprisoned nearly 2 million of them in a tiny enclave. With shoot-to-kill orders in hand, snipers from the so-called Israeli Defense Forces killed four more protesters, including a 15-year-old boy. The tally for the wounded was 729, including 159 struck by gunfire, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. (Chicago Tribune, April 20)Since March 30, which is Palestinian “Land Day,” commemorating the day in 1976 when Israeli police shot six Palestinians protesting Israeli land seizures, thousands of Palestinians have marched every Friday to the border fence with Israel.Since then, at least 32 have been killed by Israeli soldiers, including disabled activist and journalist Yasser Murtaja, and more than 1,600 have been wounded, including many children.Israel and Egypt have blockaded Gaza by land and sea since 2007, denying its citizens key supplies, including medicines. Electricity is available only five hours a day, and unemployment is above 40 percent for Gazans.The Friday marches are organized by the liberation organization Hamas, which not only demands an end to the blockade, but also asserts the right of the Palestinians to return to their homeland. The protests are slated to culminate May 15, which Palestinians mark as “Nakba,” or “ the catastrophe,” the date in 1948 when thousands were driven from their homes during Israel’s creation as a garrison state. The Palestinians call this current struggle the “March of Return.”“We will stay here until we reclaim our lands,” said Ahmed Nasman, 21, speaking in a protest tent camp east of Gaza City. Activists near him prepared to fly kites over the fence. “Every day, we will come here with a new way to resist them.” (miamiherald.com, April 20) “Them” refers to Israel.Global condemnation of IsraelThe brave resistance by the Palestinian protesters, in the face of more than a hundred Israeli snipers and other soldiers armed to the teeth by the U.S., has won worldwide support. Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. special coordinator for the long-stalled peace process between the two states, said on Twitter: “It is outrageous to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in Gaza today help peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing. Children must be protected from violence, not exposed to it, not killed! This tragic incident must be investigated.” (ABC News, April 21)Israeli-born, Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman announced on April 21 that she was turning down the million-dollar Genesis Prize because she did not want to be on the same stage as Prime Minister Netanyahu. “The mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values,” she said. (reuters.com, April 21) Organizers were forced to cancel the event.In the U.S., pro-Palestinian demonstrations have erupted in cities across the country, protesting the Israeli atrocities against the Gaza residents. Eight members of the Jewish youth group called IfNotNow were arrested when they chained themselves to the door of the Israeli consulate in Boston on April 3. Seven members were arrested on April 9 outside the New York City office of Sen. Chuck Schumer. Nine more members were arrested on April 13 for blocking the doors to the San Francisco office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.In Israel itself, activists from the group Boycott from Within confronted Israeli soldiers near the Gaza fence. “Aren’t you ashamed of massacring civilians?” an activist asked a soldier, who responded by asking him to put his camera down. “No I can’t,” replied the activist. “You are a terrorist and I’ll take your picture. Are you proud of what you do? A soldier in the army of terror?” (Times of Israel, April 11)Students at Barnard College in New York City, by a margin of nearly 2 to 1, voted yes April 18 to a referendum demanding that the school divest from U.S. companies that profit from Israel’s violation of human rights. These include Hyundai Heavy Industries, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Elbit Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Bank Hapoalim and Mekorot. Barnard has the largest percentage of Jewish students of any secular school in the country.This is a tremendous victory for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement that targets U.S. complicity with Israeli atrocities. A similar vote for divestment will take place at George Washington University on April 23.The Israeli shootings have even caused Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, longtime imperialist supporters of the Israeli settler state, to rebuke the Netanyahu government’s harsh actions.It was the Trump regime’s decision, announced in February, that the U.S. would move its embassy to Jerusalem that emboldened the Israelis to use such vicious repression against the Palestinian protesters in Gaza. The U.S. blocked a U.N. investigation into the Israeli killings April 1.It is time for every progressive in the U.S. to demand that Washington stop its support for the racist Israeli regime and remove itself entirely from the Middle East.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Main photo: Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace Inserted photo: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace Help by sharing this information Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more May 21, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing to go further Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Follow the news on Russia News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News News September 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist on Arctic Sunrise held for two months News RussiaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Receive email alerts RussiaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders has learned that another person was on the seized Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise in a journalistic capacity and that, like Russian photographer Denis Sinyakov, he was among those placed in two months detention yesterday by a court in the northwestern city of Murkmansk.It was British video reporter Kieron Bryan. As with Sinyakov, Reporters Without Borders urges the Russian authorities to free him at once and drop the investigation against him for alleged piracy.Bryan has worked in the past for two British newspapers, The Times and The Mirror, and for California-based Current TV, but has been working as a freelance reporter and filmmaker since January. Like Sinyakov, he was on the Arctic Sunrise not as a Greenpeace activist but in order to document its activities and provide reports to the international media.Many Russian media masked photos on their front pages and websites today in protest against Sinyakov’s detention. Reporters Without Borders urges everyone to sign the petition for his release that is hosted on the site of independent radio Echo of Moscow (in Russian).Подписать (at the bottom of the page) -> Sign Имя и Фамилия -> Name, surnameE-mailГород -> TownРод занятий -> OccupationОставить комментарий -> Leave a commentThe Arctic Sunrise set off in late August for Russian Arctic waters to draw attention to the potential environmental consequences of oil exploration in the region. On 18 September, members of its crew tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya offshore drilling platform, which is operated by the Russian gas company Gazprom.The next day, Russian special forces seized control of the Arctic Sunrise and towed it to Murmansk, where the authorities began investigating the 30 people aboard for suspected piracy. Yesterday a court ordered 22 of them, including Sinyakov and Bryan, detained provisionally for two months.Read our previous statement on Denis Sinyakov.
Home / Daily Dose / Why Are Consumer Default Rates Rising? Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha January 15, 2019 9,118 Views Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Why Are Consumer Default Rates Rising? Sign up for DS News Daily Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Rents vs. Home Prices Next: D.C.’s Address Confidentiality Act Consumer credit default Home HOUSING Interest rates S&P 2019-01-15 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Consumer default rates are rising and even though they’re least apparent in first mortgage default compared to credit cards and auto loans, the latest S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices said that this trend was a signal for caution across credit markets.The indices, which represent a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, indicated a rise of six basis points in the composite rate to 0.89 percent in December 2018. While the bank card default rate rose 25 basis points to 3.34 percent, auto loan default rate increased 10 basis points to 1.03 percent.The default rate on first mortgages showed the least uptick rising three basis points to 0.67 percent. Despite this rise, mortgage default levels remained slightly below the 0.68 percent recorded during the same period last year.The report noted that December 2018 was first time since January 2017 that all loan types and all major metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) showed a higher default rate month-over-month.”The economic pictures behind the three lending sectors–autos, mortgages, and bank cards–reveal different patterns,” said David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Down Jones Indices. “Housing is pressured by rising prices and higher mortgage rates. Sales of both new and existing homes are weakening. Auto sales were steady in 2017 and 2018 at slightly more than 17 million vehicles sold each year. Retail sales and consumer spending saw continued growth in 2018 with few signs that credit tightening was having any impact.”Additionally, Blitzer said that it was almost two years since default rates across the three sectors and all the five cities tracked by the indices rose together. “These trends, combined with gradual increases in market interest rates during 2018, point to increasing pressure on the availability of consumer credit as the economy shifts from the fast path of growth last year to what analysts expect to be a slower, more sustainable pace in 2019,” he said.Looking at the five MSAs covered by the indices, default rates in Miami increased 41 basis points to 1.93 percent due to a sharp increase in the first mortgage component in this area. New York rose 13 basis points to 0.96 percent, Chicago by four basis points to 0.88 percent, Dallas by three basis points to 0.85 percent, and Los Angeles by two basis points to 0.52 percent. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Consumer credit default Home HOUSING Interest rates S&P Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post
Pinterest Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Derry Police appeal following serious assault on 16 year old girl Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – July 14, 2018 Previous articleExplosives thrown at homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby StoreyNext articleMotorists advised of diversions following RTC in Monaghan News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ Police in the North are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on a 16 year old girl in Derry last night.The assault occurred as the girl walked along the Rosemount Avenue, Creggan Road, Creggan Street, Infirmary Road and Little Diamond areas of the city, sometime between 11.00pm and 12.20am.PSNI area appealing to anywho who may have been driving along the route or walking in the area and who noticed anything suspicious, to contact detectives at Strand Road. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Four Floridians were set for one heck of a New Year’s Eve party.Police arrested four men in Hillsborough County on Dec. 31 after they allegedly tried to steal more than $500,000 worth of premium tequila.The men — identified as Vidal Estrada, 66, Lemuel Escobar, 35, Humberto Ramirez, 37, and Alberto Obaya, 46 — were arrested near Tampa, Florida, after officers caught them with nearly 1,000 cases of stolen Patron Tequila, police said Monday.The goods have an estimated retail value of about $507,105, police said.Officers with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the men stole the liquor from a transportation truck in Tampa at around 11 p.m. Sunday when the driver stopped for dinner.The driver reported his semitrailer missing before midnight and police said they caught the suspects “red handed” transferring the stolen goods into another vehicle nearby, the office said in a statement.Before the deputies moved in, the men had transferred over 20 cases of tequila into a trailer registered in their names, according to the statement.“Deputies recovered over half a million dollars of Patron Tequila last night when they caught four thieves red handed trying to get away with the merchandise,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Monday. “They observed the four men listed above transferring cases of Patron Tequila to another box truck that was registered to them.”Vidal, Ramirez and Obaya were arrested without issue at the scene, but Escobar attempted to flee and was arrested after a brief chase, the office said.The suspects were each charged with grand theft, resisting an officer and burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, court records show. Obaya faces an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance.They were released on bond Monday afternoon. It’s unclear if they have obtained attorneys.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the case in still under investigation. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
New Canaan Police Department(NEW YORK) — Connecticut mom of five Jennifer Dulos, who vanished last month amid a custody battle with her estranged husband, may have disappeared intentionally in a “‘Gone Girl’-type case,” her husband’s attorney alleges.But Dulos’ decades-old friend has shut down that theory. Dulos was last seen on May 24, police said. Investigators believe she suffered a “serious physical assault” in the garage at her New Canaan home, where bloodstains were found, according to arrest warrants. Clothes and sponges with Dulos’ blood were found in trash cans in Hartford, where surveillance cameras captured a man appearing to be her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, disposing of garbage bags, according to the documents. A woman in the man’s car fit the appearance of his live-in girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, according to the documents.Fotis Dulos and Troconis are charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution. Both have pleaded not guilty.More charges are likely, prosecutors said. Fotis Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, insists his client didn’t kill his wife and doesn’t know where she is.Pattis told ABC News this week that he’s “investigating the possibility that this is a ‘Gone Girl’-type case and considering the possibility that no third party was involved in foul play.”In the “Gone Girl” book-turned-film, a wife fakes her own disappearance, framing her husband.Carrie Luft, a spokeswoman for Jennifer Dulos’ family, called the defense’s “Gone Girl” theory a “smokescreen.”“I think that drawing any comparison to a work of fiction does an incredible disservice to the family,” Luft told “Good Morning America” on Sunday. “This is not a film, this is not a novel, this is our real life.”“Someone we love is missing,” said Luft, a friend of 28 years. “This is about someone who is missing following a violent attack and people are doing everything they can to solve the mystery.”Luft described the missing mother as stable, responsible and reliable and “not a woman that would ever, ever leave her children.”“She loves them more than anything in the world,” she said.The five kids are in the custody of Jennifer Dulos’ mother.“The kids are well cared for and are surrounded by people who love them,” Luft said.Luft said she’s holding out hope that Jennifer Dulos survived and can be rescued.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Seasonal dormancy is a widespread mechanism for reducing energy expenditure during periods of low energy availability. Seasonal variation in activity and the cost of pumping water through the siphons were investigated to estimate the importance of activity regulation to the seasonal energy budget of the Antarctic clam, Laternula elliptica. In the laboratory, a metabolic rate of 26.35 μmol O2 h−1 was estimated for a 50-mm shell length L. elliptica pumping water at −0.4 °C. In the field, the proportion of time siphons were visible at the sediment surface varied seasonally (32% visible in June/July compared to 86% in December/January). L. elliptica were actively pumping for a minimum of 19% of each 24-h period during winter (August) compared to a summer maximum when animals were actively pumping for 73% of the time (February). This resulted in a 3.7-fold seasonal difference in the calculated energy consumption of a 50-mm L. elliptica (19.2 μmol O2 h−1 in February versus 5.0 μmol O2 h−1 in August), which closely matches the 3.0-fold seasonal variation in metabolic rate found previously. Seasonal variation in activity could therefore be responsible for much of the seasonal difference in energy consumption of L. elliptica. Inter-annual variation in timing of the seasonal activity maxima (January 2004 and March 1999) was correlated with variation in the timing of the summer plankton bloom in Ryder Bay. In the laboratory, periods of extended siphon closure (133 ± 114 min, mean ± SD) were accompanied by long periods of heart arrhythmia (167 ± 135 min), during which time blood oxygen levels dropped to values close to zero. Heart arrhythmia is most likely part of a hypo-metabolic adaptation to reduce energy costs during extended periods of siphon closure. Physiological and behavioural dormancy, with associated hypoxia tolerance, appear to be key mechanisms controlling the seasonal energy budget of L. elliptica.
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 2, Houston 1 (Tampa bay leads 1-0)NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSLA Lakers, 106, Miami 93 (LA wins 4-2)NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEBaltimore 27, Cincinnati 3Pittsburgh 38, Philadelphia 29Carolina 23, Atlanta 16Las Vegas 40, Kansas City 32LA Rams 30, Washington 10Arizona 30, NY Jets 10Houston 30, Jacksonville 14Miami 43, San Francisco 17Dallas 37, NY Giants 34Cleveland 32, Indianapolis 23Seattle 27, Minnesota 26MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERNew England 2, New York City FC 1Los Angeles FC 3, Seattle 1Chicago 2, D.C. United 1Toronto FC 1, Cincinnati 0Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1Sporting Kansas City 2, Nashville 1Columbus at Orlando City (Postponed)Minnesota at FC Dallas (Postponed)Portland 2, San Jose 1Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by October 12, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/11/20