5 upcoming charity fundraising events Secret World Wildlife Rescue Wildlife WondersSecret World Wildlife Rescue is holding its Wildlife Wonders event on the Bank Holiday weekend of 26 / 27 August. Activities will include a woodland-themed treasure hunt, meeting the centre’s birds of prey, talks about the animals it helps, and crafts and face painting. Forever Friends Appeal Newfoundland Dog DiveOn 22 September, Bath RUH’s Forever Friends Appeal is again offering people the chance to experience an ‘at sea’ Newfoundland dog rescue. The event will take place at Portishead Marina near Bristol, and is run by Newfound Friends on behalf of the Forever Friends Appeal. Last year, the inaugural event raised £5,000. — Leuka (@leadleukaemia) August 9, 2018Leuka Loves Afternoon TeaLeuka has launched its newest fundraising event, Leuka Loves Afternoon Tea, to coincide with Afternoon Tea Week. It is asking supporters to hold a tea one August afternoon from this Monday (13 August), and to register on its website to receive a ‘Leuka Loves Afternoon Tea’ kit. Leuka would also like people to share their activities on social media with the hashtag #LoveAfternoonTeaHateLeukaemia. To incentivise people to take part in this pilot event it will be thanking the supporter (or supporters) who raises the most in donations and the one with the most shares, likes or retweets from their Afternoon Tea event, with Champagne Afternoon Tea for two at the Wolseley in Piccadilly, London. There are a plethora of fundraising events coming up over the next couple of months. Here are five different ways charities are raising funds. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas NHS70 Virtual RunEntries are now open for the official NHS70 Virtual Run. The ‘7 for 70’ event has been launched by Go Virtual Racing in partnership with NHS Charities Together with runners of all ages and abilities asked to sign up to run or walk 7.0 kilometres or 7.0 miles to raise funds for charity for which they will be awarded with a double-sided medal. All funds raised will be shared between all the hospitals involved in the NHS70 celebrations and distributed across the whole of the UK. Fancy getting a little bit fancy and holding an Afternoon Tea to raise funds for leukaemia research? Then come this way… https://t.co/D3L7zqZG6Z pic.twitter.com/KmWTgm86dv Advertisement Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Loop the LoopOn 18 August, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is challenging people to take to the air and loop the loop to raise funds. It has teamed up with Take Flight Aviation to offer the challenge, which gives people the chance to take off in the Slingsby Firefly and have a go at flying the plane themselves, and then have the pilot take over so they can fully experience the loop and the view. Main image: Members of #TeamLGT from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust 279 total views, 3 views today 280 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 13 August 2018 | News 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.
This edited talk was given by First Secretary of Workers World Party Larry Holmes at “May Day Webinar! Workers Power: Building Workers Assemblies” sponsored by WWP on May 1.Larry Holmes, speaking during the WWP May Day webinar.Happy May Day to everyone. This is the perfect occasion for everybody in the workers’ movement around the world to reflect on the real meaning of International Workers’ Day. That is the need for solidarity across all boundaries, the need for militancy, the need for revolutionary direction and the need for massive organizing.Because no matter how bad things were for workers before this pandemic, they are worse now. And they’re going to get even worse. People are dying unnecessarily of this pandemic because capitalism does not value the lives of workers, all workers, but Black and Brown workers in particular. Workers have been forced to go to work without proper protection.And on top of all this, the global capitalist economy is sinking into another Great Depression. Some say worse than the one in the 1930s. This means all kinds of miseries and suffering. In the United States alone, an estimated 50 million people have filed for unemployment in the recent month. [The government] says 30 million but even the government estimate is an underestimate, because a lot of people cannot access the state unemployment websites because they’ve crashed. And so many workers do not qualify for unemployment insurance.But the good news — if there is good news in this nightmare — is that while workers are freaking out and workers are traumatized, they’re not paralyzed. They’re fighting back. They’re resisting. They’re organizing. They’re walking out in places where they don’t have unions — places like Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart and other places where they don’t even have a union.The workers decided to choose May Day to have a May Day strike against international businesses. I don’t know how widespread they were, how wide the participation was, but that’s a great thing. That’s a sign of strength and militancy. People are organizing rent strikes. I don’t know what the participation is in the rent strikes, but it seems to be getting momentum.The important thing for us to know is that something important is happening — something that doesn’t happen every day and only happens once or twice in a century maybe. Workers are beginning to fight back militantly, and they’re beginning to organize at the grassroots — not the top down, but from the bottom up. And this has tremendous potential. And it could turn this nightmare into the working class becoming bigger, more organized, more muscular, and more militant, but it needs our help. It needs solidarity.We look to the unions to help, and the better unions, like UE 150 [United Electrical Workers Local 150], will help. They’re already there. But unions do not represent more than 9 percent to 10 percent of the workers in this country. Hopefully that will change, but that’s the situation right now. And so we’ve got to experiment with other things.Workers assemblies are inclusive, not exclusiveWhat we’re looking into is experimenting with and expanding the concept of workers assemblies. We’ve looked at our friends and comrades in the South who’ve had a Southern Workers Assembly for a number of years. And they seem to have been able to get a lot out of that. And we think it’s time that that idea spreads from the South to the East, to the North, to the West, and all over. And our party and other forces are dedicated to doing what we can to see that happen.There are good things about workers assemblies, [but they] can’t do everything that unions can do. But they’re not just an industry. It could be organized on a city or regional basis or a smaller basis, [and] it can invite workers from everywhere to come in — workers who sometimes don’t seem to be welcomed in the organized labor movement. These include gig workers, who are called independent contractors, but they [need to] qualify for unemployment benefits; and migrant workers, many of whom do not qualify for unemployment benefits and their life is hell enough.We think of sex workers, or others the movement doesn’t even think are part of the working class. But we got to change that thinking. Even prisoners are workers. They are incarcerated workers, and it’s time that we view them that way and get them their seat at the table of the working class on an international basis.A lot of young people, forced into gig work, don’t understand that they are a vital part of the working class. They’re getting radicalized because of what the capitalist crisis is doing to them, and we need to say: “Yes, you’re a part of our class, welcome. And moreover, we need your help. You learned some skills in college; help us out with that. It’ll make our movement stronger.”So this is what we’re focused on.Unemployment is growing and growing to depression levels. We’re going to need some kind of huge fightback for the unemployed. That’s the way this struggle got started in the ‘30s, even before the industrial unions began organizing in the mid- 30s. So we’ve got to think about that, commit ourselves to that. And by the way, if you are unemployed, either recently or long-term, maybe you can help out in providing some leadership for that.So my message on May Day 2020 is organize, organize, organize! It’s time that we made this message clear, that for all the issues facing our class, not just here but all over the world, the need for organization is first and foremost. And we must take this crisis, this pain, this suffering and these attacks and turn them into the opportunity to organize our class, particularly the most downtrodden and the most oppressed on the widest scale possible.If you’re interested in a socialist party that prioritizes organizing workers, we invite you to check out my party, Workers World Party, and we invite you to join it. Happy May Day.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Why are smartphone prices rising in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Under the hood, the tipster claims that Oppo phone will come equipped with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz. But there is no word on the RAM and storage variants. Further, the tipster claims that the handset has a 4,300mAh battery and comes with 65W fast charging support. It is said to run on ColorOS 11 based Android 11 OS.For photos and videos, the Oppo PEGM00/ PEGT00 handset allegedly sports a quad rear camera setup with 64-megapixel primary sensor. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel sensor and two 2-megapixel shooters, the tipster says. For selfies and video calls, the smartphone has a 32-megapixel camera on the front.- Advertisement – An Oppo smartphone with model number PEGM00/ PEGT00 has been certified by TENAA in China. The listing reveals the dimensions, display size, and rated battery capacity of the smartphone. A separate leak, claimed to be of the same smartphone, has delved out information about other key specifications of the smartphone. Both these developments show that the handset has a 6.43-inch display and is 7.9mm thick. The phone is also said to come pre-installed with ColorOS 11 based on Android 11.According to the TENAA listing, the Oppo smartphone PEGM00 and its network variant PEGT00 has 159.1 x 73.4 x 7.9mm dimensions. It is equipped with a 6.43-inch display, and is a 5G-capable handset. It is equipped with a dual-part battery, and the rated size of one of its batteries is 2,100mAh.- Advertisement – Known tipster Digital Chat Station has shared the details of an unidentified Oppo smartphone which could be the same handset spotted on TENAA. According to the tipster’s post on Weibo, the smartphone has a 6.43-inch OLED panel with a hole-punch design. The position of the hole-punch cutout is not known yet. The screen supports a refresh rate of 60Hz and a sampling rate of 180Hz.The Oppo smartphones is claimed to house a 4,300mAh batteryPhoto Credit: Weibo- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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There is an active SWAT situation in Delray Beach, according to authorities.Police say officers are attempting to get a man out of a home near SW 6th Street and SW 5th Avenue.No word yet on what started the incident. However, a spokesman for Delray Beach Police says the matter started in Boynton Beach.This is a developing story.
BILL NEAL:10—Yes, of course we have big time news and photos for you from the 5th Annual City League Hall of Fame. All coming your way next week. But know this now. It was the fifth consecutive sellout, and if you’re reading this and weren’t there, you missed Super Bowl champion and Schenley grad Darnell Dinkins bring the 500-plus capacity crowd to their feet. And the pride that the Blue Steel from Perry brought to the room via their state championship football glory. More next week!:09—Of course I am wrong a lot…you gotta swing a lot to knock it out of the park. But I was real wrong about the Pitt football team. “You’re simply the best.” Hail to Pitt and congratulations to my cousin Denny Briggs, Pitt defensive captain.:08—“How bout them Pittsburgh Steelers!?!?!?” That’s all you need.:07—You all can keep talking that P.C. nonsense, but everybody out there that ever laced them up knows you would have taken the $14 million and whatever else and be playing ball right now. And you know I’m right!!!:06—I never thought that Tyler Perry would sell out, but he did. You would have to be somebody’s fool to think his latest pic, “Nobody’s Fool” is anything but trash. Unnecessary F-bombs, all that ghetto talk from 19-whatever, the constant foul language and a script that a 12 year-old could write. TP, you can do better, I know cause I’ve seen you better. And, by the way, Tiffany Haddish and all that ghetto-hood talk IS – NOT – FUNNY! Two basketballs!:05—The Penguins broke their five-game losing skid. That’s all I got. I don’t know what else I can tell ya. (You didn’t even know that much.):04—Oh, back to the big screen. Now, if you want to see a 4-basketball-rated movie, “The Hate You Give” is your ticket. Outstanding from start to finish. It’s a must-see. Trust me!:03—The early news is Pitt basketball is back. Too early to tell end results, but I can tell you out the gate, they’re much, much better than what we had the past two years. They’ve got attitude…I dare say they’ve got swag. Yes, they have good talent and very good “D.” But that swag covers a multitude of concerns. Pitt is now 3-0 to start the season, their next game is Nov. 15.:02—To that point, you can shout it loud and proud. The Dukes are back. 84-70 over William and Mary over the weekend, a good W&M team. But most importantly, the crowd is back on the Bluff.:01—We’re rolling. Every Thursday night it’s Champions Live Sports Talk Show, Live at the Savoy 6:30 – 7:30. Fun to be had, food and drinks, free parking, free admission and celebs. This week featuring the outstanding Imani Christian Academy football team in the house. Call 412-628-4856 for info.:00—GAME OVER. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier
15 May 2012 South Africa is set to have its strongest representation yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, with 130 of the country’s filmmakers registered for the event, and the National Film and Video Foundation gearing up to showcase 20 local projects, including 12 feature films and eight documentaries. South Africa’s increasing participation at the international level, including Cannes, showed “that our filmmakers are global competitors in the field,” National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) CEO Zama Mkosi said in a statement on Friday. “Their projects are authentic stories that resonate in the international marketplace.” Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile is expected to lead South Africa’s Cannes delegation, and is scheduled to sign the country’s eighth film co-production treaty, with Ireland, while at the festival. The treaty will enable productions from both countries to qualify for the different incentives associated with home-grown content in each country, as well as enable collaborations between producers from the two countries. South Africa’s first co-production treaty was signed with Canada in 1997, followed by Germany, Italy, the UK, France, Australia and New Zealand. Productions that have come out of these treaties include films such as Skin (SA/UK), The Bang Bang Club (SA/Canada), Death Race (SA/Germany), Skoonheid (SA/France) and A Million Colours (SA/Canada). During this year’s Cannes, the NFVF will host a co-production forum to which all South Africa’s treaty partners have been invited, in order to strengthen ties and look at ways of ensuring that the partners come up with a new co-production each year. The NFVF’s Cannes Showcase of South African will include the acclaimed film based on Durban’s black surfers, Otelo Burning, as well as: Semi-Soet, Blitz Patrollie, 31 Million Reasons, Five Finger for Marseillas, One Last Look, The Umbrella Man, Tok Tokkie, RollaBall, Sobukwe, Wandering Fever and I am Craig. A South African pavilion, jointly hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture and the NFVF, will provide a business environment for South African delegates to host meetings, complete with screening facilities for filmmakers wish to show trailers. “Cannes is recognised as the world’s premiere film festival where the world’s distributors, financiers, festival programmers buy film projects, negotiate distribution deals and funding,” said NFVF marketing head Azania Muendane. “Cannes is a key strategic platform for the NFVF to meet its objectives of promoting the country as a co-production partner, a filmmaking destination of choice, and a country that tells authentic stories.” The 65th Cannes International Film Festival runs from 16 to 27 May. SAinfo reporter
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LATEST STORIES Supporters of Russian athletes wait before the preliminary round of the men’s hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don’t have a gold medal.It’s an unpleasant experience for a country which finished atop the medal standings in the games it hosted four years ago in Sochi with 13 gold medals — though two of those have since been stripped for doping.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. D-League: AMA recalls Taganas, Cañete Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC But then again, the country of Russia is not here.On the wall of the “Olympic athletes from Russia” delegation office in Pyeongchang, there’s a board titled “our podium” with Russian medal-winners’ photos attached under pictures of gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold column is empty.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’d like to fill in that part of the chart, so that we get a number instead of a zero,” the head of the delegation, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, said Sunday. “I think we’re justified in hoping for gold medals.”Russians traditionally consider the medals race the biggest event of all — coming first is considered “winning the Olympics” — but as of Sunday afternoon in Pyeongchang, Russian athletes had two silver and seven bronze medals. AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Like most of the world, Russia counts gold medals first in the standings, so to sit behind Belarus and Britain is galling for the team.A key reason for the team’s lack of gold medals here is that the International Olympic Committee refused to invite dozens of Russian athletes, saying it couldn’t be sure they hadn’t been part of doping schemes.Among those missing were 2014 gold medalists including cross-country skier Alexander Legkov and skeleton slider Alexander Tretiakov, plus top speedskaters and biathletes. That has forced some little-known Russians to step into the role of team leaders.Among those is the 21-year-old cross-country skier Alexander Bolshunov, who won bronze in the sprint, missing out on gold by 1.36 seconds.Pozdnyakov said Bolshunov and other cross-country skiers were a new generation of Russian athletes with eyes on the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.ADVERTISEMENT “A lot of our team’s leaders weren’t invited to the Games, and they were replaced by young athletes who were representing junior teams just yesterday,” he said. “These guys have been winning bronze medals, so from our point of view it’s the main achievement of the first week.”The lack of top athletes has also left Russia’s team unable to field relay squads for sports such as speedskating, limiting their medal chances further.A slump after Sochi was expected anyway — Olympic hosts tend to perform above their usual level — but as well as the doping issues, there’s also been some bad luck. Snowboarder Nikolai Olyunin, a silver medalist in 2014, left Pyeongchang with his leg broken in three places after a fall.The Russians are now seemingly back to the level of the team that competed at Vancouver in 2010.Back then, Russia won 15 medals, only three of them gold — considered so embarrassing that former Moscow anti-doping lab director Grigory Rodchenkov said it persuaded officials to set up an intensive doping program in time for the Sochi Games.So who could still win a Russian gold medal in Pyeongchang?Women’s figure skating appears to be a good shot. Two-time reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva broke her own short program world record in the team event, and has only lost to one skater since 2015 — her teammate Alina Zagitova. That medal will be decided Feb. 23.The men’s hockey team is a contender, too, with Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datysuk among the very best non-NHL talent in Pyeongchang. An opening 3-2 loss to Slovakia rattled Russian fans’ nerves, but the team was much more dominant in an 8-2 demolition of Slovenia and a 4-0 win over the U.S.There are also medal hopes in aerials skiing with Ilya Burov, and in snowboard slalom, where U.S.-born Vic Wild and his wife Alena Zavarzina were both 2014 gold medalists, though neither has won an event this season.If a Russian athlete wins gold in Pyeongchang, they’ll hear the Olympic anthem play. The IOC rules on “Olympic Athletes from Russia” mean they’re competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag. The IOC could decide Feb. 24 to lift Russia’s suspension for the closing ceremony, a formal return to the Olympic family after doping scandals. “We’re happy with every medal,” despite the lack of gold, Pozdnyakov said. “Our main target is to get the flag back.” View comments
Golfer Tiger Woods is scheduled to plead guilty on Friday to a reckless driving charge and enter a program for first-time offenders to avoid a conviction for driving under the influence, court officials said.The 41-year-old athlete was found asleep in May behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked alongside a road not far from his home in exclusive Jupiter Island.At the time, Woods told police officers he could not remember where he was going and said he was returning from Los Angeles, even though his car was headed away from his home, his arrest report showed.A toxicology report said Woods had five drugs but no alcohol in his system when he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. The drugs included generic forms of painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid; the mood drug Xanax; the sleeping pill Ambien; and a drug that contained THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.Woods is expected to enter a guilty plea in a Palm Beach Gardens court to the lesser charge and be placed on probation.He will enter a diversion program offered in Palm Beach County for first-time DUI offenders. Woods is eligible because he had no prior criminal record, cooperated with police and was not involved in a crash, said Richard Clausi, an assistant state attorney.If he completes the program, Woods can have the reckless driving charge expunged from his record. But if he is arrested again for DUI, he will be treated as a second-time offender, Clausi told Reuters.advertisementWoods’ attorney did not return calls seeking comment.In a statement after his arrest, Woods apologized to fans and blamed the incident on prescription medication he was taking to manage pain from a recent back surgery.Woods, who is second on the all-time list with 14 major titles, has not won a major championship since 2008.The following year, he was involved in a bizarre early-morning car crash outside his home at the time near Orlando. The incident ballooned into a sex scandal involving allegations of extramarital affairs, and both his marriage and some lucrative endorsement deals ended.