first_img No fading to Black: Stephen Moore was part of an improved Oz side that lost to New Zealand in third Bledisloe matchBy Stephen MooreSO FAR this year we’ve played the top teams in the world – the Lions, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina – and it’s not going to get any easier in Europe next month. We’ll have to play our best rugby to get a result.Ewen McKenzie has a fresh set of ideas and it’s been good so far, although results have been a little disappointing. The scrum has been an issue and we need to sort it out. We’ve not handled the new laws as well as we need to.Ewen’s also brought a new approach to the way we attack. He wants to play an attractive style so people come to watch, but we need wins as well. It’s about getting the balance between an attractive style and taking more risks, and ultimately making sure we win games.We’ve got an extra Bledisloe Cup Test in New Zealand this month and then a five-game northern hemisphere tour in November. I really enjoy playing up there – the stadiums are wonderful and the crowds are very supportive of rugby.We’re doing a Grand Slam tour again. I remember the one in 2009 when Brian O’Driscoll scored a try very late in the game to draw that Test and then we went down to Scotland. It was a difficult two-week period, but we have another opportunity to try to achieve that now. We’ll focus on getting a good start and building confidence as the tour goes on. Moment of magic: Brian O’Driscoll scored late on in 2009We play England first and Australia have a great rivalry with them – not just in rugby. The boys get really into that game, particularly at Twickenham, which is probably my favourite ground in the world. It has a great atmosphere and I’ve been fortunate to have success there.Last year we lost to France at the start but bounced back against England. Any Test win away from home is special and that is a memorable win, a performance that all the guys remember fondly.We’re playing the northern hemisphere guys in their backyard two years out from the World Cup and it’ll be a good indication of where teams are at. They will see this as a real opportunity to get a win over a southern hemisphere team so the expectation will be on us to perform. DUBLIN, IRELAND – NOVEMBER 15: Brian O’ Driscoll of Ireland runs at the Australia defence during the Rugby Union International between Ireland and Australia at Croke Park on November 15, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England are improving and beat the All Blacks last year so we know that will be a formidable challenge. Wales have been a good side for a long time and their Lions players will be driving them forward. Scotland beat us in Australia the last time we played and at Murrayfield in 2009, so we know they’re a very hard side to turn over.I’ve not seen much of Ireland of late, but I always enjoy playing there and it’ll be a new experience at the Aviva Stadium. My parents are Irish so hopefully I’ll get the chance to visit relatives there – I just struggle to find enough tickets for them all. One time I got everyone tickets in the Wallabies’ area and they turned up in Ireland jerseys and scarves! This time I might have to consider only giving them tickets if they’ll wear a Wallabies shirt.last_img read more

More men now taking part in sponsored runs – and raising more money – than women

first_img Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Events Research / statistics 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.  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF’s research as infographicCAF have summarised their research into sponsored runs in this infographic. More men now taking part in sponsored runs – and raising more money – than women Advertisementcenter_img More people are raising more money through sponsored runs than ever before, new research from the Charities Aid Foundation reveals. But there has been a noticeable increase in the number of men taking part.Almost seven million (6.8 million) people raised money through running the past year – more than two million (36 per cent) that in the 2012/13. And the average amount raised by each participant has gone up by £78 to £358 – an increase of 28 per cent.There has also been a “surge” in the number of men taking part in last year. This year, 52 per cent of runners were men, but in 2012/13, the proportion of mail runners was just 44 per cent.CAF says this increase in male event participants could account for the overall rise in numbers. There were 2.2 million men running in 2012/13 but 3.5 million in 2013/14.This year, men raised on average £396 compared to women raising an average of £319.John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “Charities are clearly getting better at making running events attractive to men, a space which has previously been dominated by ‘pink’ events like Race for Life.“With issues of male health more in the public eye and higher endurance events such as Tough Mudder gaining popularity, it’s unsurprising that more men are stepping up to the mark and getting involved”.The survey also found:4.9m people have raised money for charity through running in the year ending April 2013, growing to 6.8 million in the year to April 2014The number of people claiming to have raised money through running for charity in their lifetime jumped up by five percentage points – from 14 per cent to 19 per centThe average age of a runner is 42Medical research is the most popular cause overall (48 per cent), followed by Hospitals and hospices (20 per cent) and then Children and Young people (16 per cent)27 per cent of people say that would like to run for charity in the future, but 54 per cent of people have not interest at all in running for charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Infographic: Charities Aid Foundation Howard Lake | 22 April 2014 | Newslast_img read more

AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll Raises $575,000 To-Date for Programs Benefiting People with Disabilities Los Angeles

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Giving Back AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll Raises $575,000 To-Date for Programs Benefiting People with Disabilities Los Angeles STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 6:35 pm Top of the News 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll fundraiser, held on the legendary Universal Studios backlot, raised $575,000 to date to help provide quality programs and services to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. The annual event was presented by Comerica Bank.On behalf of all of us at AbilityFirst, I’d like to thank everyone that came out to join us at our Stroll & Roll fluidraising event this year,” said Lori Gangemi, President and CEO of AbilityFirst “We could not have done this without our great sponsors, families, friends and each individual that contributed. Thank you for your help in continuing our mission in helping children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential. The money raised will support important and successful programs at our various locations in the Greater Los Angeles area, as well as Camp Paivika in the San Bernardino National Forest.”Approximately 1,800 people of all ages and more than 36 corporate sponsors participated in the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. The overall target is to raise $750,000 and with an outstanding matching challenge grant from the AS&F Foundation $75,000. All contributions are now being matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $75,000. With this extra support AbilityFirst anticipates reaching their overall goal of $750,000 soon.Participants ran, walked, rolled, and strolled through the iconic behind-the-scenes backlot, which has 30 sound stages and over 30 backlot locations. They viewed the numerous movie sets, met Universal Studios’ many celebrity characters, shopped at the AbilityFirst expo, relaxed in the expo’s beer garden, and spent the day among friends.Whit Johnson and Daniella Guzman, co-anchors of NBC4’s “Today in LA” morning news team, welcomed the participants and sent them on their way around the backlot. Among the strollers and rollers were Crystal Egger and Holly Harmula, also from NBC4’s “Today in LA” morning news team, and AbilityFirst honorary chairpersons Jaclyn Smith and Lee Meriwether. Lee Meriwether is a former Miss America, the original “Today Girl” on NBC’s Today Show, and an actress who has starred and appeared in numerous TV shows and on the stage. Jaclyn Smith is an actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie’s Angels.NBC4 was the media sponsor and other sponsors included Nextera Energy, Platinum Equity First Solar, Jordana Cosmetics, NRG Energy, Quetico LLC, Skechers USA, Sun Power, Celestica, Chubb Group, Commerce Casino, DIRECTV, Long Beach Center Guild, SC Fuels, Tesoro, America Cluing Nam, Brentwood Originals, CBB Bank, CFO Edge, and OneBeacon Insurance Group. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Useful Halloween Safety Tips from the Pasadena Fire Department

first_img Many hallmarks of Halloween – lit Jack o’ Lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes – pose fire hazards.As children and families select costumes and decorate their homes, the Pasadena Fire Department encourages everyone to implement simple safety precautions to ensure that this year’s festivities are fun and fire-free.Halloween is one of the top five days of the year when candles are used, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, candles are the cause of thousands of house fires and injuries each year along with millions of dollars in property damage.But a few simple precautions can help you protect your home and trick-or-treaters against fire and other accidents this Halloween:• When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long, trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won’t ignite easily if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your children are wearing masks, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.• Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry as part of their costumes.• Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.• It is safest to use flashlights or battery-operated candles in Jack o’ Lanterns. If you use real candles, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside Jack o’ Lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or utility lighters. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn, and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.• If you choose to use candle decorations, be sure to keep them well attended at all times.• Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.• Remind children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their faces with their hands, and rolling over and over to put out the flames.)• Use flashlights as alternatives to candles and torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters whose costumes may brush against the lighting.• If your children are going to Halloween parties at others’ homes, have them look for ways out of the home and plan how they would get out in an emergency.• Make sure children go trick-or-treating with responsible adults.• Remind children to stay together as a group and walk from house to house.• Review how to cross a street with your children. Look left, right, and left again to be sure no cars are approaching before crossing the street.• Make a rule that children will not eat any treat until it has been brought home and examined by a grown-up.For more information, call the Pasadena Fire Department at (626) 744-7177. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Public Safety Useful Halloween Safety Tips from the Pasadena Fire Department Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 1:39 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News last_img read more

Odessa’s Anika Gundlapalli returns to national spelling bee

first_img WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Odessa’s Anika Gundlapalli returns to national spelling bee Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter For the second year running, Anika Gundlapalli, a reserved 11-year-old sixth-grader at Nimitz Middle School, returned to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Local News Pinterest Previous articleOUR VIEW: Time for grads to celebrate in a safe wayTHE POINT: Project Graduation is a safe party for graduating seniors at both high schools and you can help by volunteering or donating.Next articleTwo dead after fatal crash in West Odessa Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Concern for jobs as 17 Gweedore workers are put on 3 day week

first_img Previous articleThomas Pringle calls for civil disobedience on household taxNext articleManhunt underway for escaped Donegal prisoner News Highland Concern for jobs as 17 Gweedore workers are put on 3 day week Twitter Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Pinterest 17 workers of Sioen Ireland were told today that they will have to go on a three day week on short time work from next week onwards.The Gweedore based company produce protective clothing and equipment.Reacting to the news local Deputy Pearse Doherty said:“There is never a good time to hear this sort of news that was given to the 17 workers of Sioen Ireland in Gweedore. I am sure that many of these individuals are already struggling with the burden of new taxes and cuts that have been foisted on them by this Government. Today’s news will make an already difficult situation worse.“I am aware that the management of Sioen Ireland have through very challenging times successfully retained employment here in Donegal despite external pressures. This wouldn’t be the first time that staff were required to work short time. On a previous occasion the management were able to trade out of the difficulties and return staff to full time hours.“I can only hope that this will be the outcome on this occasion.” By News Highland – March 15, 2012 last_img read more

Mayor of Derry issues important message ahead of Halloween

first_img Mayor of Derry issues important message ahead of Halloween Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews By admin – October 28, 2020 The Mayor of Derry has issued an important message ahead of Halloween. Traditionally Derry welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to the city for one of the biggest Halloween celebrations in Europe, with an internationally acclaimed programme of festivities.This year, the Council team have put all their energy into creating a vibrant and entertaining virtual programme of activities to bring Halloween right into people’s homes.Responding to recent increases in cases of Covid-19 in the North West area, the Council has been working intensively with all its stakeholders to engage and enforce the public safety messaging in a bid to control the virus.With that in mind, the Mayor today called on all local people to keep up the momentum and continue to follow the guidance to protect as many people as possible at this critical time.He stressed that making the effort now could make all the difference when looking ahead to Christmas.People are also reminded ahead of the weekend that they must adhere to the restrictions around the mixing of households, social gatherings, unnecessary travel and social distancing.A spokesperson for the N.I. Ireland Executive Office reinforced the safety message saying: “Restrictions are in place to curb the spread of Covid-19 across the community.These measures include limiting interactions between households and restricting the number of people who can gather together. Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img Pinterest Previous articleRyanair to suspend flights from Knock airportNext articleHSE admits contact tracing system struggled to cope admin Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Two due in court following discovery of grow house in Sligo

first_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – March 27, 2020 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Two due in court following discovery of grow house in Sligo WhatsApp Two men are due in court this morning in connection with the detection of a cannabis grow house in Co Sligo.One of the men, an 18 year old, is also charged in connection with 12 thefts from cars dating back to February.Gardaí searched a house in Ballymote yesterday and discovered a grow house containing suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of over 15,000 euro, and a quantity of cash.Two men, aged 18 and 43, were arrested at the scene.Both have been charged in connection with the grow house detection, and are due before Carrick on Shannon District Court this morning. Google+ Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleNew vehicles received by Donegal Gardai to help assist communityNext articleSouth Donegal TD calls for fair treatment for businesses with infectious disease cover News Highland last_img read more

Keep your cool in summer heat

first_imgKeep your cool in summer heatOn 25 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Soaring summer temperatures mean employers have to deal with low productivity, additional stress and increased absenteeism.And as the weather gets hotter, indoor workers can suffer from poor concentration and be irritable with their colleagues, according to the Health & Safety Executive. Employers must ensure the temperature inside buildings provides “reasonable comfort” or they will be breaking the law.The HSE has produced practical advice on keeping cool in its guide Thermal Comfort in the Workplace, Guidance for Employers. It says employers must:• Provide air conditioning or fans• Shade windows with blinds• Site workstations away from direct sunlight• Provide cold water dispensers• Allow breaks for employees to get cold drinks or to coolThe guide is available from The HSE at www.hsebooks.co.uk or on 01787 881165. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 18 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today This week’s guruForbidden fruit taken off the menuThe Adam Smith Institute, the free-market think tank, has awarded the titleof ‘Daftest Taxpayer-funded Job in the UK’. The accolade went to the ‘Five-a-day Executives’ of the health service, whoget paid an impressive £28,903 a year to encourage others to eat five portionsof fruit or veg a day. Guru initially thought this was great until he realised that thefive-times-a-day stipulation applied to apples and oranges and not to what Gurulikes to call ‘forbidden fruit’. Other jobs that our hard earned money is funding include the Bristol CityCouncil Walking Officer (encourages people to walk more – £20,000), the SmokingCessation Specialist at East Kent Coastal Trust (£20,000) and Real NappyOfficers, employed by several councils to promote ‘real’ nappies. Ex-mayor indicates taste for cash crops Visitors to the Personnel Today website may have seen the feature on RudyGiuliani’s speech on leadership, which was beamed to Guru and other Worthies atan event hosted by the Institute of Leadership and Management a week or so ago.What you might not have seen, however, was a story that didn’t hit theheadlines. At the time of the speech, the BBC tried to get an interview withthe ex-NYC mayor for Radio 4’s flagship Today programme. Giuliani modestlyasked for £150,000 for the interview. The BBC declined. Maybe it thought thiswas too much; or maybe it realised it needed to spend the cash on fruit and vegadvisers. Lost opportunity to reap fruits of success Guru thought he had at last found someone talking sense when it came tomanaging a workforce when he saw the following recommendations by ProudfootConsulting: – Resist all attempts to measure the effectiveness and efficiency ofwhatever your team does (if you actually have output measurement tools, makethem so complicated only the finance director will understand them) – Depending on your management style, set all objectives either too high ortoo low (hit your targets easily or fire staff who don’t) – Keep a safe distance from those at work with you (David Brent-styleripostes such as ‘I don’t want problems, give me solutions’ work well) – Every communication should be by e-mail (an opportunity to show off yourcommand of industry buzzwords and jargon; never share info with others –knowledge is power). These recommendations are at the core of Guru’s new productivity thesis –Excuse Me Sir, Can I Have More Please?: How To Keep The Staff Urchins In TheirPlace (strangely, as yet unavailable from all good book shops). Unfortunately,they actually came under Proudfoot’s heading of ‘How to be ineffective atwork’. Guru heaved a sigh that yet another opportunity to turn the UK’sproductivity gap around had been missed. Forging new careers ends in pair porridge Proof that all the training in the world isn’t a substitute for talent andguile emerged after a man was sentenced to jail for forging documents andsailing around the world as a senior officer or captain of a number of ships. At the time of his arrest, Neville Young, 47, of Aberdeen, had been sailingthe seven seas armed only with a forged photocopy of a US Chief MatesCertificate of Competence, and fake British and Liberian certificates ofcompetence. Despite five years’ navigating ships around the globe, Young was notcertified to serve as an officer in any capacity. The hapless sailor got nine months in chokey. Guru sympathises, as he knowsonly too well the trouble you can get into if you rock the boat. However, an Indian milkman called ‘Mustkeen’ might have taken the wind outof Young’s sails after he was caught posing as a policeman. Having failed to make the grade as a constable in the Delhi force, hetransformed himself into Sub-inspector Jitender Chauhan and took to the streetsin a fake uniform. When he was caught, 10 years later, investigators found various officialbadges, which revealed how he regularly promoted himself in recognition of hisgood work dispensing justice. And locals told the authorities how he hadresolved many disputes over the years. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more