Virtual Grand National raises £2.6m for NHS

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 6th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle British gambling operators will donate £2.6m in profits from the 2020 virtual Grand National to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).Bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, Sky Bet, William Hill, Betfred, Betway and the UK Tote Group – as well as technology provider Inspired Entertainment – agreed to donate all profits from the event after winnings and duties are paid, to NHS charities.The funds will be sent to NHS Charities Together, the umbrella organisation that represents more than 140 approved NHS charities that collectively contribute £1m (€1.1m/$1.2m) a day to support the NHS.“We are overwhelmed with the public support for the virtual Grand National and the support shown for NHS Charities Together,” Michael Dugher, chief executive of industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) said.“When the nation was in much need of some light relief, millions joined in the fun in honour of one of Britain’s greatest sporting events and helped raise a fantastic amount for our brave heroes in the NHS.“I am proud that so many BGC members, up and down the country, are supporting in so many different ways the national effort to combat COVID-19, including here by contributing all of their race profits to NHS Charities Together. NHS Charities Together thanked the BGC yesterday but I’d like to thank them for the amazing work that they do in support of the NHS all year round.”The race, which was won by 18/1 shot Potters Corner, was watched by 4.8m viewers at its peak, representing 30% of the overall television audience.“The country is going through what is little short of a nightmare at the moment, so it was heartwarming to see pictures on social media of so many people enjoying themselves watching the excellent ITV Racing and Carm Productions programme which had such impressive viewing figures,” Dugher said.”I’m sorry we couldn’t have the real Grand National to find out if Potters Corner would have won or whether it would have been an historic three in a row for Tiger Roll, but at this time of need the nation used the day to come together and back our NHS.”Dugher also praised horse racing governing body the Jockey Club’s decision to donate 10,000 tickets to the National Health Service (NHS) and social care sector for the first day of the 2021 Grand National Festival.“It’s also fantastic that the Jockey Club will be donating 10,000 tickets to the NHS and social care sector in Merseyside for the first day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree”.Profits from bets placed in Ireland will be donated to Irish charities including the Irish Red Cross, though the amount raised from these bets has not been announced. British gambling operators will donate £2.6m in profits from the 2020 virtual Grand National to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Horse racing Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Virtual Grand National raises £2.6m for NHS Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Race Track and Racino Email Addresslast_img read more

Willdale Limited ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgWilldale Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Willdale Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Persimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitectura

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officeAndré Simão arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAbade de NeivaPortugalPublished on November 23, 2018Cite: “Persimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitectura” [Casa do Diospireiro / André Simão arquitectura] 23 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Architects: André Simão arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Persimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitectura Save this picture!© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre+ 35Curated by Pedro Vada Share Area:  5080 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal Photographs:  Carlos Eduardo Vinagre Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Celsa, Sosoares, ASIAGLASSSave this picture!© Carlos Eduardo VinagreRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The object of this project is a small estate in the rural interior of the county of Barcelos, in the north of Portugal, where there was a farmer’s house and a sequeiro (a vernacular architectural structure used to dry and store cereals). The facade, almost without windows, describes a long curve following the shape of the street, which closes over the interior of the property, like a rolled-up cat. After being numbered and disassembled, the elements of the existing stone masonry were recombined, creating the geometry of a new elevation, facing the garden. Behind this puzzle of built memory, a secondary glazed facade was conceived, privileging the connection with the natural landscape. Save this picture!© Carlos Eduardo VinagreSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Carlos Eduardo VinagreThe private and service areas are facing east, while the social area, facing south, proposes the free and exploratory use of a succession of mezzanines. At the northern end of the house, a suspended body – the painting studio – swings beyond the old stones of the primitive structure, challenging the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Carlos Eduardo VinagreSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Carlos Eduardo VinagreThe house faces the street like a blank canvas, laconic and abstract, returning the shadows of the neighboring buildings. Save this picture!© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre I asked the owners, with whom a strong dialectical relationship had been established during the process: “what name would you give to your house?”. Their answer honors one of the trees that, without leaving the garden, enters the “Persimmon tree house” every day.Save this picture!© Carlos Eduardo VinagreProject gallerySee allShow lessDW House / Arquea ArquitetosSelected ProjectsMAD Architects Design Panoramic Viewpoint for Historic Warehouse in RotterdamArchitecture News Share Year:  Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses•Abade de Neiva, Portugal 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Persimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitecturaSave this projectSavePersimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitecturalast_img read more

npower to support Macmillan Cancer Relief for two years

first_img Macmillan Cancer Relief has secured a two year corporate fundraising partnership with energy company npower, the title sponsor of the Daily Mail Ideal Home Show.Npower made a £200,000 donation to kick-start the fundraising. Macmillan will be its exclusive charity partner for 2004 and 2005.Npower’s fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Relief began on 10 March 2004 at the npower stand at the Daily Mail Ideal Show with a rowing machine contest with donations made for every meter rowed on press day, and Mother’s Day massages at the npower stand on 21 March. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 March 2004 | News npower to support Macmillan Cancer Relief for two years 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Andy Duff, Chief Executive Officer of RWE Innogy, the parent company of npower, said:“We exceeded fundraising targets for our last charity partner, Childline, by raising around £500,000. I very much hope we do thesame for Macmillan.Npower’s plans to support Macmillan Cancer Relief this year include:The npower 500, a 500 mile, month-long, non-stop fundraising walk with “I’m a Celebrity” star and ex England cricketer Phil Tufnell. The company hopes this alone will raise over £250,000.fundraising support of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 24 September, Macmillan’s flagship event now in its 12th year.fundraising and headline sponsorship support of the week-long Macmillan Miles Challenge in May, encouraging people to undertake a personal challenge for a mile and get sponsored for doing it.Ten npower employees are taking part in the London Marathon this year for Macmillan. Each runner will raise a minimum of £1,700 to participate.the Peak Challenge – staff individuals or teams will hike 35km over 15 peaks in 48 hours for a minimum sponsorship of £500a network of “Community Champions” across RWE Innogy and npower’s 34 sites will fundraise at local levelstaff volunteering and secondmentspayroll givingcause related marketing initiatives. For example, npower’s Health Through Warmthhome referral scheme donates £5 for every referral and has raised £11,500 in the last six months so far. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Eventslast_img read more

Soil Health Field Days Drawing Big Crowds in Indiana

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Soil Health Field Days Drawing Big Crowds in Indiana By Gary Truitt – Aug 19, 2015 “We stressed the benefits of cover crops to improve soil health, selecting appropriate cover crops, and establishment and termination timing,” Kok said. “Farmers engaged in a lively discussion, sharing their cover crop experiences with each other.” On Aug. 4, Don Elsbernd hosted local growers to a tour of his farm near Postville, Iowa to see what management practices he had implemented to improve the health of his soil. “Healthy soils help reduce soil erosion and allow us to more efficiently use our water and applied nutrients,” said Elsbernd. Facebook Twitter In Lafayette, Indiana, SHP farmer Brent Bible plans on hosting a field day later this fall. He will discuss the impact of precise fertilizer placement, timing and quantity. Facebook Twitter A field day in Harlan, Ind. on Aug. 12 drew more than 100 farmers and others interested in cover crop demonstrations. All told, the organizers estimated more than one million acres were represented at the event.  Indiana SHP field managers Hans Kok and Dan Towery explained the project’s mission, which is to catalyze enhanced agricultural sustainability and productivity by demonstrating and communicating the economic and environmental benefits of improved soil health. SHARE SHARE Field days were also held Monday (Aug. 17) at two farms, one hosted by David, Joe and Chase Brown in Decatur, Ill., and one by Leon Corzine in Assumption, Ill. The next ones are scheduled for Aug. 25 in Gilman, Iowa and Aug. 26 in Bloomington, Ill. Soil Health Field Days Drawing Big Crowds in Indiana Although each field day concentrates on similar subject matter, the geography and local soil types guide the discussions. This gives testament to the diverse approach the Partnership takes in defining soil health.An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the SHP works closely with diverse organizations including commodity groups, industry, foundations, federal agencies, universities and well-known environmental groups toward the common goal of improving soil health. Previous articleOil Higher But Dark Clouds LoomNext articleGarrett Lowes is Indiana Showmanship Grand Champion Gary Truitt Field days to promote practices that improve soil health are underway in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, with at least a dozen more events planned in those states as well as Ohio and Nebraska. Hosted by the Soil Health Partnership, the field days demonstrate how changing certain practices, such as adding cover crops, can create lasting environmental benefits while potentially increasing farm productivity and income. “We don’t want to waste money or harm our soil by applying too much fertilizer,” said Bible. “Being in the partnership gives you a perspective on improving soil health that looks at trends over time. It’s a more disciplined approach. We are doing something unique and exciting with the Soil Health Partnership that will keep these fields sustainable and pumping out great yields long beyond my lifetime.” For a complete list of Soil Health Field Days, visit or email [email protected] Events will be added throughout the summer.last_img read more

A Yemen Times journalist harassed by police

first_img News February 11, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en January 6, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today criticised police in Sanaa for having pulled Yemen Times reporter Hassan Al-Zaïdi from his car and confiscated his camera and film on 23 October after he had been covering a strike by students in the city. The police threatened the 29-year-old journalist with their guns as well as threatening to hit him.The incident was “a serious violation of the right to inform the public”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, calling for the immediate return of the confiscated material and an internal police enquiry to identify the officers involved.The management of the English-language Yemen Times has complained about the incident in a letter to the Yemeni Journalists Union and to the interior minister, demanding an apology, return of the material and an enquiry. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Yemen News Newscenter_img Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months News October 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A Yemen Times journalist harassed by police United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions February 26, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa to go further Organisation last_img read more

A Better Way

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleRadio documentary wins goldNext articleSpirit of Limerick John Keogh Twitter Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch TAGSanti-austerityMusic LimerickSlí Níos Fearr Print Martin Critten, Kildimo, beginning his walk to end austerity from City Hall in MayMartin Critten, Kildimo, beginning his walk to end austerity from City Hall in MayPOLITICAL movement Slí Níos Fearr is to hold an information and discussion meeting this Thursday, June 20 in the Clarion Hotel at 7.45pm.The anti-austerity group, founded by Limerick resident Martin Critten, plans to open a constituency office in Limerick City in the coming weeks and also hopes to hold information meetings on the 20th of every month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Critten said the meetings are aimed at exchanging ideas and “trying to find and deliver solutions” to the country’s current problems.Members of the group took part in a 130-mile walk from Limerick to Dublin in May to spread their anti-austerity message.center_img WhatsApp New Music: 40Hurtz Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Advertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsA Better WayBy John Keogh – June 19, 2013 989 Linkedinlast_img read more

Still no CCTV a year after Thomondgate murder

first_img TAGSCrimeNewspolitics Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Candles light up the area outside Rose Hanrahan home in Thomondgate.Photographs by Brendan GleesonA YEAR after the brutal murder of a Limerick pensioner, there is still no CCTV camera in the area where she lived, despite it being home to many vulnerable older people. Metropolitan Councillor John Costello (SF) told a meeting of the Municipal Policing Committee of Limerick City and County Council that next month marks the anniversary of the death of Rose Hanrahan, who, it is believed, was followed, attacked and strangled in her home after collecting money from the post office.“There have been two murders in Thomondgate in the last 12 months and we still don’t have a CCTV camera. A pole has been erected but there’s no camera. We have to push this on,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was speaking after the committee was briefed by Gardaí on crime prevention measures and related subjects.Crime prevention officer, Sergeant Bernie Leetch, told the meeting that there are now 52 text alert schemes operating in Limerick, mostly in rural areas with two in the city centre.“Text alert enables communities to receive alerts about suspicious or criminal activities and raises awareness. It’s also good for local information and a tool for solving crime,” she explained.She said that Gardaí send texts to designated people about suspicious vehicles or people or activity, as well as using the contact to give advice on crime prevention.“Gardaí get information from the public and when we’re satisfied it is credible, we text or email the group contact.“There is a small cost and there has to be a neighbourhood watch or community alert up and running for it to work,” she said. Sgt Leetch said she is available to help set up such groups.Independent Limerick City North Councillor, John Gilligan said he was perplexed about sending out partial information about registrations of cars and asked why full registrations could not be given.Sgt Leetch said that Gardaí only release the make, colour and partial registrations of suspect vehicles.“We don’t want to put anyone in danger or anyone taking it on themselves to approach a vehicle or person,” she explained.Limerick City East councillor Marion Hurley (FG) asked what a householder should do if confronted by an intruder.“There’s a lot of daytime crime now. A neighbour was working in his home office when he discovered a woman wandering around his house. She said she was lost and he told her to get out. But could he have taken a photograph of her so the Gardaí could pursue it?” she asked.Sgt Leetch said her advice was to keep downstairs doors and windows locked even if you’re at home.“The most important person in that scenario is the homeowner. Don’t get into an altercation – just tell the intruder to get out and let them know that you’re ringing the Gardaí”. WhatsApp Print Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtPoliticsStill no CCTV a year after Thomondgate murderBy Bernie English – November 23, 2018 1653 Previous articleWorld premiere of The Queen of TechnicolorNext articleMichael Harding and other stories Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

House broken into and ransacked in Plumbridge area

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook House broken into and ransacked in Plumbridge area Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – October 14, 2019 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Detectives are appealing for information after a house in the Plumbridge area was broken into and ransacked last night.Its reported that sometime between 8:20pm and 10:20pm last night, entry was gained to the property on the Landahussey Road.Detective Constable Marks says a sum of money, a quantity of jewellery and other items were taken during the incident.Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area is asked to come forward. Pinterest Previous articleCo Derry woman to appeal UK immigration tribunal rulingNext articleMassive result for Naomh Muire – Kevin White News Highland last_img read more

After months of careful planning, a lion cub makes its debut in Denver

first_imgCourtesy Denver Zoo(DENVER) — It’s a moment of pride. The Denver Zoo finally welcomed a new male cub to its group of lions — a feat that was months in the making and involved an entire team of specialists working to preserve the fragile species. The cub, born in late July, made his public debut Wednesday and already has a slew of social media fans who have fallen in love with the young lion’s playful antics.But while the zoo’s visitors are applauding the new cub’s first steps outside his den, the zoo’s keepers are acutely aware of the meticulous planning that went in to bringing this cub to life.“Genetics are a huge part of what we are looking at when we’re breeding animals or when we receive recommendations to move animals for breeding,” explained Matt Lenyo, the zoo’s assistant curator of predators.Lenyo and his team work with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a non-profit organization made up of 230 institutions from around the world that focus on conservation, education, science and recreation. In this case, the AZA helps accredited zoos determine which lions should breed with other lions, so that zoos can maintain genetic diversity.“Most of the breeding that we do is meant to keep the population stable so that future generations have lions,” said Senior Vice President of Animal Sciences Brian Aucone.There are fewer than 25,000 lions left in Africa, according to National Geographic, whose parent company Disney, also owns ABC News. Loss of prey, loss of habitat and poaching have all contributed to the rapid decline of the species.The Denver Zoo currently has a bachelor pride of four male brothers, as well as three females, which includes the new cub’s mother, Neliah.Earlier this year, Neliah and another female lion had birth control implants removed by the zoo’s vet team. While under anesthesia to remove the devices, the veterinary team performed full diagnostic work-ups which included blood work, X-rays, ultrasounds, vaccinations and a full reproductive exam.“We wanted to do everything we could to make sure [they were] healthy before breeding [them],” said Associate Veterinarian Dr. Betsy Stringer.Neliah was then introduced to Tobias, a new male lion the zoo had brought in to mate with her.“It’s important as we’re doing introductions that they are off that birth control and they’re excited to see that male,” explained Lenyo.The gestation period for a lion is around three months, and lions can have litters of one to five cubs. This new cub is the third for Neliah, who had another litter of two cubs three years ago.“Neliah is very trusting of her keepers and of her staff, so she will actually allow us to move her away from him and she knows that she’ll see him real soon after that,” said Laura Morrell, a predator zookeeper who works with the new family behind the scenes.The six-week-old cub has yet to be named, as the zoo is holding a naming contest where visitors can donate money in exchange for voting for their favorite choice. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more