World Animal Week fundraising has been a Piece of Cake!

first_img  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis World Animal Week fundraising has been a Piece of Cake! Tagged with: Celebrity Events Howard Lake | 28 October 2008 | News Actor Dominic Brunt who plays vet Paddy Kirk in the ITV 1 soap Emmerdale, helped animal welfare charity, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) supporters celebrate World Animal Week (4th – 10th October), when he visited a veterinary clinic in Manchester.Approximately 200 veterinary surgeries, schools and local business all over the UK supported WSPA with themed events ranging cake sales, raffles, children’s competitions and many more fun and exciting activities.Dominic Brunt, presented prizes, for an animal themed drawing competition, set up for pupils aged 4-8 at the Manchester Veterinary Clinic.Dominic Brunt says:“It was a really enjoyable day and I was really proud of the children from the local school, their drawings were brilliant. They all seemed very passionate about animal welfare and wanted to support the World Society for the Protection of Animals through showing what pets they would love to have.”Money raised from World Animal Week will be used to fund mobile veterinary clinics in a number of countries that cannot afford any aid for their stray animal populations.Out of the estimated 500 million dogs in the world, around 75% are strays. These stray animals fight over food, causing themselves injuries that are rarely treated. A lack of funds leaves the strays suffering from hunger and disease, as a result these animals are often seen as a nuisance or health hazard by the people who live alongside them.Jane Rockliffe, WSPA Community Fundraising Manager, says:“On behalf of WSPA, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved in World Animal Week. There were some great events going on including ‘It’s a piece of cake!’ themed events using recipes themed from countries where WSPA works; such as Costa Rican Raisin cake and African Pound Cake.”Jane continues: “The funds from World Animal Week will help strays in other countries. In Costa Rica for example, it costs just £25 an hour to run the mobile veterinary clinic and education project for local people and their pets.”In this hour so much can be achieved to minimize animals’ suffering:Ø 100 dogs and cats can be vaccinated against rabiesØ 10 dogs or cats can be spayed to prevent unwanted puppies and kittensØ 15 dogs or cats can be castratedØ 100 people can be educated, just by walking past the specially painted murals that show why caring for and sterilizing animals is important in their communityWSPA UK is planning ahead to next year’s World Animal Week and is hoping to make it even bigger and better. If you would like to pre-register your interest for 2009 and find out all the latest news before anyone else please contact Fundraising on 0800 316 9772 or email [email protected] to editor:About WSPA:The World Society for the Protection of Animals is the world’s largest alliance of humane societies and animal protection organisations, representing over 900 member societies in 153 countries. Through direct field work, campaigning, legislative work and education, WSPA strives to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends.Lisa BronsteinUK Media Relations OfficerWorld Society for the Protection of AnimalsT: +44 (0)20 7840 6241E: [email protected] Society for The Protection of Animals89 Albert EmbankmentLondonSE1 7TP AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Speech: Reaffirming UK commitment to a two-state solution which ends the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

first_imgThank you Mr President,Thank you to the Secretary General and Mr Mladenov as well.I’d like to welcome President Abbas and thank him for his address to the Council. I welcome his stated commitment to non-violence, and to engage constructively towards a two-state solution.The United Kingdom remains committed to a two-state solution which ends the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and we will support all and any efforts to that end.Our long-standing goal is a negotiated peace settlement that leads to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state, with secure and recognised borders and with Jerusalem as a shared capital of both States.US leadership on this issue is indispensable to achieving a solution that meets the aspirations of both parties, and we look forward to the announcement of peace proposals when the US Administration judges them to be ready. US efforts offer a significant opportunity to deliver peace and they should be supported and encouraged by all. We stand ready to provide political and practical support to help achieve a viable agreement.We encourage the parties to make a public commitment to renewed peace negotiations, on the basis of a two-state solution. In order to move forward, it is important that they reaffirm their commitment to all previous diplomatic agreements which have taken us closer to peace. These agreements remain an important basis for renewed talks. We welcome the Palestinian Authority’s continued recognition of the State of Israel, and the parties’ continuing security cooperation.Mr President, if a peace process is to succeed, it needs to be conducted in an atmosphere free from violence. We regret that too many people continue to undermine efforts to achieve peace. We condemn the detonation of an Improvised Explosive Device along the Gaza border with Israel on Saturday, wounding four Israeli soldiers, including two seriously. We also condemn the recent terrorist attack in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. There is never an excuse for terror, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim, as they are with all those who have been affected by violence. Every Israeli and Palestinian has the right to live in peace and security. There is also a right to dignity and we condemn kidnappings as well as acts that prevent families from being able to properly grieve for their loved ones.We will continue to press all sides to refrain from engaging in, or encouraging, incitement, hateful action or language. This only serves to stir up prejudice, and takes us further from the goal of achieving peace.In that regard it is unacceptable for anyone to deny the legitimacy of the connection of either the Jewish or Palestinian peoples to the land. Inflammatory and unhelpful rhetoric on both sides weakens trust, corrodes mutual respect, and undermines prospects for peace. We call on both parties to act with restraint, and to show bold leadership. Only when both parties reject violence and work together to ensure calm and stability can peace have a chance to flourish.We are concerned by the Israeli Government’s recent decision to establish a settlement deep in the West Bank – the second in twelve months. These plans have also raised the possibility of the retroactive ‘legalisation’ of the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad. And there have been renewed threats from Israel to demolish structures in Susiya, in the occupied West Bank.We call on Israel to immediately reverse its policies of settlement expansion and demolitions. They undermine the physical viability of the two-state solution and they call into question Israel’s own commitment to peace.Mr President, the lack of Palestinian unity continues to be an impediment to achieving peace. We therefore support reconciliation efforts which lead to the full return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza.As Special Coordinator Mladenov informed us last week, conditions in the Gaza Strip are dire. Further deterioration of the humanitarian situation would not only continue to put lives at risk but would represent a threat to stability in the region. It is essential that all parties work urgently to improve the situation, and we call for an easing of access controls for people and goods into, and out of, Gaza.The United Kingdom remains a committed supporter of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). It must be able to continue its vital work to improve the lives of Palestinian refugees, and to help maintain stability across the region. It needs appropriate funding to do so.Mr President, all United Nations Member States have a role to play in nurturing peace and rejecting violence.We are therefore concerned by incursions across Israel’s border with Syria earlier this month. Our commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering, and we support Israel’s right to defend itself.Mr President,The United Kingdom’s position on an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement has not changed. It should be based on the lines as they stood on June 4, 1967 with equal land swaps to reflect the national, security, and religious interests of the Jewish and Palestinian peoples. Jerusalem should be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states, and its status must be determined through a final status agreement. A just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for refugees is needed that is demographically compatible with the principle of two states for two peoples.To conclude Mr President, like all in this Council, the United Kingdom strongly supports peace. We want to see renewed peace negotiations, supported by the international community, which lead to a safe and secure Israel, the homeland for the Jewish People, living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state, the homeland for the Palestinian people.Let us all work together to lay the groundwork for peace.Thank you Mr President.last_img read more

7 competencies of a strategic CFO

first_img continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Chief financial officers (CFOs) can’t merely be number-crunchers, they must be problem-solvers.That’s the challenge Sally Myers, CEO/principal at c. myers, offered Monday to CUNA CFO Council Conference attendees.“You’re in a perfect position to detect and distill statistical irregularities and make observations and decisions that increase efficiency and revenue,” Myers says. “You’ve got to be curious. Ask ‘why’ to the power of five. Find the real problem at the heart of the issue.”Becoming a more strategic CFO takes a change in mindset, but can’t happen overnight, Myers cautions. “It takes practice, diligence, focus, making mistakes, and figuring out how to bring the rest of your team along,” she says.Myers and Rob Johnson, executive vice president and principal at c.myers, shared seven competencies of a strategic CFO:1. Master both the numbers and the dataUse information to drive the credit union forward, so much so that departments want to be cohesively linked versus siloed.Use your analytical skills to break down nonfinancial numbers, such as Net Promoter Score and your demographic spread to determine why and where you’re falling short.last_img read more


first_imgHOW DID HE ARRIVE AT THE NAME, HOW ABOUT ZERO:  “A friend of mine sent his kid over to me to work as an intern (in his financial business). When he asked me how much he was going to be making, I said ‘Ten dollars an hour.’ He said ‘How about 15?’  So I told him, ‘How about zero?’(Reddam also noted “the kid” was in fact hired at $10 per hour and that he “worked out fine.”) MARIO GUTIERREZ, HOW ABOUT ZERO, WINNER:  The post position was good, everything was good. She settled nicely and we had a good pace, which we thought we would. She’s a really nice filly and she proved it today.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTEScenter_img DOUG O’NEILL, HOW ABOUT ZERO, WINNER: “Mario (Gutierrez) did a great job with this maiden. He took advantage of the 10 post and kept her in the clear. Mario thought after the last race that maybe a set of blinkers would do the trick. She came up empty the last time, but we had a lot of confidence in her.  She showed today coming down the lane that she is still a little green. I think the blinkers made her focus more. Those Square Eddie horses really run. That’s like in baseball having the Mickey Mantle bloodline. She is a big stout filly and really mentally and physically tough. I will talk to the Reddams. I think you might see this filly in open company the next time.”PAUL REDDAM, WINNING OWNER/BREEDER: “We were high on her last time, but she was very green and she wouldn’t change leads. I was absolutely shocked we were 10-1 today. I thought she’d be 4-1, even with me betting! This was a nice way to break your maiden.” NOTES: Winning owners Paul and Zillah Reddam reside in Irvine, CA.last_img read more

Rams’ McVay concerned with 49ers defense and Kittle, not necessarily in that order

first_imgSANTA CLARA — When the 49ers visited the Rams in Week 6, the Los Angeles offense sputtered to its worst performance of the season.Rams head coach Sean McVay on Tuesday called game-planning against the San Francisco defensive unit a “nightmare” and complimented the 49ers on both sides of the ball.In a 20-7 win in Los Angeles, the 49ers held the Rams to seven points and 157 total yards — just 78 from Jared Goff through the air, and the Niners got 30 yards back from him in sacks.Here’s what we …last_img

Logie shines in O’Neill Coldwater Classic

first_imgSAinfo reporter “All year I’ve been dropping one big score. Out here, I felt like I was getting better every heat. I had that one (in the final) that would have been a nine if I made it out of that last turn.” 10th on ASP World RankingsLogie earned $17 500 (approx. R150 000) and a priceless 6 500 points, which also elevated him to 10th place on the ASP World Rankings where the top 10 who have not already qualified via their WCT rankings, also qualify for the WCT. ‘Pretty stoked’“I’m pretty stoked with how I surfed in this event,” Logie said after his exit. “I’m really disappointed because I had one really good score (8.33 out of 10) in that heat and I feel like I just needed an average one to make it through. Taj has been ripping though, and congratulations to him.” “I really wanted to win another event this year, especially since I’m out of the race for the title,” Burrow said. “That’s pretty depressing, but I’m really happy that it just fell into place here in Santa Cruz. Needing a big result to re-qualify for the 2013 WCT, Logie was in devastating form in the two-metre-plus waves on the final day of the event, dispatching giant-killer Raoni Monteiro of Brazil in round five and WCT rankings leader, Australia’s Joel Parkinson, in the quarter-finals before being ousted by eventual winner Taj Burrow in their semi-final encounter. Burrow built momentum throughout the event and took out three goofy-foot standouts on the final day with an amazing variety of forehand manoeuvres, toppling young Brazilian Gabriel Medina Logie and then his Australian compatriot and good friend Matt Wilkinson in the final. With two Prime rated events scheduled for Hawaii, the 33-year-old Durbanite is guaranteed an additional 500 points on the rankings just by entering. CURRENT ASP WCT TOP FIVE (After O’Neill Coldwater Classic):Joel Parkinson (AUS) 53 900 ptsKelly Slater (USA) 50 700 ptsMick Fanning (AUS) 47 000 ptsJohn John Florence (HAW) 44 350 ptsAdriano de Souza (BRA) 42 350 pts 8 November 2012 “This result is huge for me,” Logie said. “These points are massive. I was looking pretty out of it going in to this event and a third place here shoots me quite a bit up the rankings. I’m still not home and dry, but hopefully in Hawaii I can make up some points.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 12. Jordy Smith 26 650 pts17. Travis Logie 16 250 pts Highest scoreWilkinson, a former winner at the venue when it hosted a Prime-rated event in 2010, continued his backhand assault at Steamer Lane, recording the day’s highest heat total of 17.73, while defeating Brazil’s Adriano de Souza and Michel Bourez of French Polynesia to attain his first ASP WCT Final appearance. Logie, who entered the O’Neill Coldwater Classic ranked 26th, vaulted up the rankings to 17th place, well inside the cut-off point of 22 surfers who automatically re-qualify for a spot on the following year’s elite tour, with just one event at Pipeline in Hawaii still to be run. South Africans Heading into the final event of the year, the Billabong Pipeline Masters, which take place from 8 to 20 December, three surfers remain mathematically in contention for the 2012 ASP World Title: Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater (USA) and Mick Fanning (Aus). “To get two wins in a year, I’ve only done that once before so I’m really happy.” South African surfer Travis Logie matched his career best result on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) when he surfed his way into third place at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California on Tuesday. Second winBurrow’s win marks his second of the season after he snatched the opening event on the Gold Coast of Australia. Western Australia’s favourite son now sits at number six on the 2012 ASP WCT rankings. “I was stoked when I made it through the third round,” Wilkinson said. “Every heat after that, I just kept building. I felt amazing. I was getting nines and backing them up. last_img read more

Montgomery County Scholarships available

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Each year, the Montgomery Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) offers two scholarships to the youth of our county to assist them in furthering their conservation knowledge and goals.Take a week to learn about trees and wildlife, courtesy of the Montgomery SWCD! Students in 9-12 grade who are at least 15 and a Montgomery county resident can win a full scholarship (worth $375) to Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp at Camp Muskingum in Carroll County Ohio.Are you headed to college this fall and majoring in Natural Resources Management or an Agricultural Field? Each year, the Montgomery SWCD awards one $500 scholarship to a deserving student in Montgomery county!For more details, deadlines, and the applications for both scholarship, go to, give their office a call at (937) 854-7645, or stop by the office, located at 10025 Amity Road, Brookville, Ohio 45309. They would love to help you on your learning journey.last_img read more

Bryant sends out powerful message to Hayward about resilience

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The former Los Angeles Laker, known for his impeccable work ethic and vicious demeanor dubbed as the “Mamba Mentality,” also believes that Hayward can come out of this obstacle a “better player.”READ: Players, teams rally behind Gordon Hayward after grisly injuryBryant is not a stranger to pain, having dealt with a torn Achilles tendon that slowed him down in the latter part of his career in the NBA. Incidentally, Bryant played his last game in the league against Hayward and the Utah Jazz in April 2016.Read the full post here: Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight FILE PHOTO: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPNBA great Kobe Bryant offered Gordon Hayward a powerful motivational message on Instagram with the Boston forward looking at grueling recovery from his injured left leg.Just five minutes into his debut with the Celtics in the season-opener, Hayward dislocated his left ankle and fractured his tibia in a gruesome injury that stunned the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: LeBron wears ‘Equality’ sneakers on opening nightcenter_img Hayward, who signed a four-year contract with the Celtics in the off-season, has undergone surgery to repair his ankle and is expected to miss the rest of the season for Boston.READ: Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ seasonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBryant told Hayward to celebrate “mini milestones” during his recovery to help him “find beauty in the struggle of doing simple things that prior to this injury were taken for granted.”“This will also mean that when you return you will have a new perspective. You will be so appreciative of being able to stand, walk, run that you will train harder than you ever have,” he added. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

7 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino demanding more from Kane

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino demanding more from Kaneby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is demanding more from Harry Kane.England captain Kane will also wear the armband for Tottenham over the next few months while Hugo Lloris recovers from injury. Pochettino said: “Harry has a good example with Hugo, working with him. I think he learned a lot from Hugo. He is young but he is learning a lot from different people and he is very mature. He is capable.“But he does not need to feel too much pressure. He needs to act natural. The most important thing is to not show too much the responsibility on your shoulders, to act natural. When you act natural, if you are a natural leader, you don’t feel the responsibility.“When you do what you feel, what you feel here in your heart, it’s natural. The problem is if you need to act. If you are not a real leader and you need to act, you spend energy thinking: ‘How do I need to face this problem?’“But if you trust in yourself and you are a natural leader, that, I promise, you don’t feel the responsibility.” last_img read more

Northwestern’s Chris Collins Accuses Mid-Majors Of Keeping Players From Summer School To Prevent Grad Transfers

first_imgChris Collins of Northwestern.Twitter/@PositiveCoachUSGrad transfers have become a huge part of every college basketball off-season. Many of the top mid-major players will now graduate early and leave for power programs for their final years. A number of coaches are against the practice, calling it “free agency” within the college game, and according to Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, mid-majors are now actively preventing players from graduating.Collins went on InsideNU’s “Pound the Talk” podcast to discuss the transfer issue. And now, what you’re having is — [former Drexel coach] Bruiser Flint lost his job because the best player in his league [Damion Lee], a week before school started, went to Louisville. He lost his job. So you know what’s happening now at all mid-major programs? They don’t let their kids go to summer school. They don’t let them get ahead. They won’t let ‘em graduate. Is that what upper level education is all about? Aren’t we still academic institutions? That want our kids to graduate?While this hasn’t been substantiated, if true, this is a pretty serious accusation from Collins. Whether or not you agree with the grad transfer rules as they currently stand, teams going out of their way to keep players from getting degrees as early as they can would be a pretty serious issue for the NCAA.[InsideNU]last_img read more