Christmas Challenge awards winners announced

first_img Aurora Orchestra has been crowned the winner of the 2017 Big Give Christmas Challenge Awards, after its Big Give campaign beat its £15,000 target by raising over £44,000.The Awards received over 100 applications and recognise the best performing of the hundreds of charities that take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge each year.In first place, Aurora Orchestra received £3,000, followed by £2,000 for South London Cares in second place, and £1,000 for Friends of Ibba Girls School, South Sudan, which took third place. Other awards included Small Charity Award, won by Junction 42, UK Charity Award, won by Action for M.E., and Supporter Engagement Award, which went to East African Playgrounds. Each won £1,000. Melanie May | 28 February 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Christmas Challenge awards winners announced Sir Alec Reed CBE, Founder of the Big Give, chaired the panel. He said:“The winners are excellent examples of charities going above and beyond to create compelling and inspiring campaigns to help them maximise the fundraising opportunity offered by the Christmas Challenge. We want to celebrate their hard work and creativity and the Reed Foundation is pleased to award additional funds to all of the Christmas Challenge Award winners to support their important work.”The Christmas Challenge 2018 will run from midday on #GivingTuesday (27 November) to midday on Tuesday 4 December. Applications will open on Monday 21 May and charities can register their interest on the site.  173 total views,  3 views todaycenter_img Tagged with: christmas The Big Give  174 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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 read more

Menopause policy agreed by Derry City & Strabane District Council

first_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest It’s hoped that Donegal County Council will follow in the footsteps of its counterparts across the border after Derry City and Strabane District Council agreed to adopt a menopause policy.The policy was agreed at a meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council last evening and is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.It aims to create more awareness about menopause, reduce absenteeism due to symptoms and provide support to manage the symptoms in the workplace.Cllr Sandra Duffy believes it’s something that needs to be considered by not only Donegal County Council but by every employer in the country:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Previous articleMcCrudden signs for Cliftonville and could be joined by McNameeNext articleSchool secretaries set to strike again on Friday News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Twitter By News Highland – January 8, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Menopause policy agreed by Derry City & Strabane District Council Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

More restrictions on public gatherings could be issued

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – March 24, 2020 Google+ Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleMulti-billion euro social welfare package before cabinet todayNext articleHundreds of homes without water at Bridgend News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction The National Public Health Emergency Team’s meeting today to consider issuing further advice on restricting public gatherings.Yesterday the Taoiseach acknowledged more may be needed if people keep ignoring social distancing guidelines.Two further deaths from Covid-19 were announced last night, bringing the total to six, along with 219 new cases.As things stand, schools are due to reopen on Monday.Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says it’s something that’ll also be considered at today’s meeting:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest More restrictions on public gatherings could be issuedlast_img read more

Mayor indicted for stealing over a quarter-million dollars from dying grandmother

first_imgTennessee Bureau of Investigation(MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn.) — A mayor in Tennessee has been charged and indicted with stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from his own grandmother.Christopher Scott Jones, currently serving as mayor of Mount Carmel in northeast Tennessee, allegedly stole more than $300,000 from his grandmother in the last years of her life between November 2014 and January 2016 by writing checks from her account to himself for false reimbursements.The Kingsport Times-News reports that his grandmother passed away in 2016. “In August 2019, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations of theft against Christopher Scott Jones,” said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after allegedly finding evidence of the fake checks.The Hawkins County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jones with one count of theft over $250,000 and was arrested and booked into the Hawkins County Jail on a $300,000 bond, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.Mount Carmel was incorporated in 1961 and has an estimated population of around 5,300 people. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oceanic circumpolar habitats of Antarctic krill

first_imgSurveys of Euphausia superba often target localised shelves and ice edges where their growth rates and predation losses are atypically high. Emphasis on these areas has led to the current view that krill require high food concentrations, with a distribution often linked to shelves. For a wider, circumpolar perspective, we compiled all available net-based density data on postlarvae from 8137 mainly summer stations from 1926 to 2004. Unlike Antarctic zooplankton, the distribution of E. superba is highly uneven, with 70% of the total stock concentrated between longitudes 0° and 90°W. Within this Atlantic sector, krill are abundant over both continental shelf and ocean. At the Antarctic Peninsula they are found mainly over the inner shelf, whereas in the Indian–Pacific sectors krill prevail in the ocean within 200 to 300 km of the shelf break. Overall, 87% of the total stock lives over deep oceanic water (>2000 m), and krill occupy regions with moderate food concentrations (0.5 to 1.0 mg chl a m–3). Advection models suggest some northwards loss from these regions and into the low chlorophyll belts of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC). We found possible evidence for a compensating southwards migration, with an increasing proportion of krill found south of the ACC as the season progresses. The retention of krill in moderately productive oceanic habitats is a key factor in their high total production. While growth rates are lower than over shelves, the ocean provides a refuge from shelf-based predators. The unusual circumpolar distribution of krill thus reflects a balance between advection, migration, top–down and bottom–up processes.last_img read more

Steelers-Titans game rescheduled to allow time for more COVID-19 tests

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEricVega/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans game, originally set for Sunday, will be rescheduled to allow more time for daily COVID-19 testing, the NFL said Wednesday.ESPN reported that four Titans players and five team personnel members tested positive for COVID-19 this week.The game will be played on Monday or Tuesday, the NFL said in a statement.The Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans over the weekend, have not reported any COVID-19 cases, an NFL spokesperson told ESPN.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. September 30, 2020 /Sports News – National Steelers-Titans game rescheduled to allow time for more COVID-19 tests Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Northern Ireland agency joins £895 fixed price hybrid network

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Northern Ireland agency joins £895 fixed price hybrid network previous nextAgencies & PeopleNorthern Ireland agency joins £895 fixed price hybrid networkTwo branch Pinkertons says there is growing demand for fixed-price house selling in the region among budget-conscious vendors.Nigel Lewis7th May 20200803 Views Hybrid estate agency network Love2Move has signed up two-branch Northern Ireland estate agency Pinkertons, which joins 46 other agencies mainly in the North East and North West of England using its service.Launched three years ago by husband and wife team Mark and Rachel Worrall, Love2Move enables agents to offer vendors a separately branded, fixed price Purplebricks-style hybrid service for £895.Victoria Pinkerton, Managing Director of Pinkertons Estate Agents, said: “We have always aimed to do things differently at Pinkertons Estate Agents and being part of the Love2Move Network clearly demonstrates that approach.“Online only transactions are increasingly becoming more popular to certain sectors of the property market, and by introducing a fixed fee online only option allows us meet the needs of those segments.”Other firms using the hybrid estate agency service include Lancashire agency moving works, Edwards Grounds in Cheshire, White Heather Estates in Ellesmere Port, Houses Etc in Goole, Scoffield Stone in Derby and Home Truths near Chorley.Love2Move claims to be unique in the world of hybrid agencies because it enables vendors to begin marketing their properties via Love2Move including doing all their own viewings but ‘if it’s not for them’, they can upgrade to the agent’s full-service offering and only pay the difference in fees.Pinkertons’s two branches cover the Bangor, Newtownards, Comber and Ards Peninsula areas of Northern Ireland. The agency won three accolades at The Negotiator Awards last year including Best Agent in its region and Best Letting Agency in the UK. pinkertons victoria pinkerton Mark Worrall Rachel Worrall love2move May 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Senators Braun, Roberts, Sinema Introduce Tax Payment Clarification Act

first_imgSenator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the Tax Payment Clarification Act (S. XXX) to fix the tax code to ensure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) follows congressional intent regarding structured payments of corporate tax liabilities.“Through an unintended loophole, Indiana’s Zimmer Biomet and other companies are being denied access to money that they overpaid to the IRS and this legislation fixes that problem,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun. “As an former Main Street entrepreneur, I know firsthand that this legislation will help small businesses create more jobs and grow our economy.”“Taxpayers should not be punished for attempting to follow the law,” said Senator Pat Roberts. “This legislation would allow the provision of the tax code to function as Congress intended, would return to businesses much-needed cash flow and would likely spur economic growth.”“Arizona businesses deserve a tax code that is straightforward, fair, and supports job growth. Our bipartisan legislation ensures Arizona businesses can plan for the future and create more jobs for hard-working Arizonans,” said Sinema.This legislation would help over 100 U.S. companies, including Zimmer BioMet, Intel, Walgreens, Honeywell, Fiat-Chrylser and many others.  Additionally, this legislation serves as a companion to bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

‘An effective strategy is not making big changes but incremental ones you can stick to’

first_imgVhari Russell, founder of the The Food Marketing Expert, suggests small changes bakers can make to raise the profile of their businessIt’s almost the time of year to start thinking about changes and New Year’s resolutions – not only for us personally, but for our businesses too. In light of this, how about some suggestions for ways you can boost the profile of your business through social media?One of the most effective strategies is not to make big changes, but incremental changes you can stick to.Many of you will have different goals and objectives for success in 2019.Below are some suggestions of incre- mental changes you could make to improve, grow, build your brand and increase sales.Make an account with Buffer or Hootsuite to enable you to schedule your social media activity. You can then create a base level of content in an hour a week and the platform will schedule it for you throughout the week. Both offer free tools.Use your phone camera to share your amazing daily bread and other creations. Your consumers want to see how you bake your products and what products you make. Share this on Instagram, and encourage your customers to purchase online from the comfort of their own phone.Look at creating a new social media channel. If you don’t have Instagram, create an account and set a goal for the number of posts you are going to put up weekly.If you already post on Instagram, try using different hashtags to engage with a new audience.Respond to all comments on your social media feeds.Refresh and add new images to your website, as new content is vital for your Google rankings. If you don’t have a website, you can create a simple one with Go Daddy or Squarespace to give you a global shop window.Join in the discussions around trending topics such as The Great British Bake Off.Create special bakes for seasonal occasions. If you can’t do this, try creating a buzz around ‘love your local bakery’ this Valentine’s Day, for example.Talk to customers about your social media and ask them to follow you: existing customers are your best sales too.Collaborate with a pre-school or primary school and run a session on how to bake bread, or why not hold a tasting of baked goods?So make 2019 the year you make little changes. Promote your business in new and innovative ways to stand out and increase sales by building your brand presence.last_img read more

Greggs launches vegan steak bake in 1,300 stores

first_imgGreggs has extended its vegan range with the much-anticipated meat-free steak bake.One year after the business launched its vegan sausage roll, it has today (2 January) rolled out the steak bake to 1,300 stores, priced at £1.55. It will be rolling out to a further 700 shops on 16 January.The launch had been heavily rumoured over recent months, with Greggs running a teaser campaign late last year.Like Greggs’ vegan sausage roll, the filling of the steak bake is Quorn-based. The bake has 96 layers of puff pastry and contains Quorn pieces, diced onions and gravy.Greggs said its product development team had been working for months on the vegan steak bake recipe and had recruited a panel of vegan and non-vegan taste-testers.“Our vegan sausage roll launch was a huge success and we’ve been working tirelessly to expand our vegan-friendly offering and provide more delicious savoury food on-the-go options for people looking to reduce their meat intake,” said Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside.“The launch of our vegan steak bake is another key milestone on our journey to become our customers’ favourite for food-on-the-go. We look forward to hearing the feedback.”Greggs held an exclusive preview event at its Grainger Street shop in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on New Year’s Day. A thousand fans had the chance to try the bake before the rest of the country, with limited-edition packaging given away to the first 200 shoppers.Greggs’ vegan sausage roll was one of British Baker’s pick of the top launches of 2019.last_img read more