Charity network – TWN Online http://twnonline.org/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twnonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-7-120x120.png Charity network – TWN Online http://twnonline.org/ 32 32 Ultra-marathon challenge to benefit the charity Glossop – Quest Media Network https://twnonline.org/ultra-marathon-challenge-to-benefit-the-charity-glossop-quest-media-network/ Thu, 12 May 2022 16:27:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/ultra-marathon-challenge-to-benefit-the-charity-glossop-quest-media-network/ For most, running a marathon is a difficult feat, but David Pilbury has set himself the challenge of running 140 miles around the perimeter of Anglesey. Having started running as a child, Dave has always loved exploring and adventuring the beautiful hills of Glossop and Tameside. He frequently sets out to discover new hidden gems […]]]>

For most, running a marathon is a difficult feat, but David Pilbury has set himself the challenge of running 140 miles around the perimeter of Anglesey.

Having started running as a child, Dave has always loved exploring and adventuring the beautiful hills of Glossop and Tameside. He frequently sets out to discover new hidden gems and frees his mind.

Having family in Anglesey, Dave and his family visit often and love the beauty of the area.

“My father-in-law has accommodation there, so we go there quite a bit and it’s really pretty. I run often when I’m there, but I’ve only ever run short distances.

“It will be so nice to see some of the places I haven’t been before,” Dave said.

To celebrate his 40th birthday and raise much-appreciated funds for Reuben’s Retreat, the Glossop runner has set his sights on an ultra-marathon.

“There’s an event in September called the Ring O’Fire and as I’m 40 this year I wanted to do something to mark my 40th, the Anglesey route is 140 miles.

“I thought I didn’t need presents for my birthday, so instead I’m raising money for Reuben’s Retreat.”

Working in the NHS, David knows how hard the charity works to provide care and support to families who need it most.

Reuben’s Retreat has been working to convert their building, but with the pandemic preventing it, their building has been put on hold.

“It’s been a tough year for charities and Reuben is about a third of the way through the renovation of his building.

“They have prioritized everyone they provide care and support to. So I figured if I could increase their funds in any way to give them resources that would mean they would have a better chance of doing the work that they had been meaning to do for two years. explains Dave.

He will complete this momentous challenge over the Jubilee weekend and spend the rest of his time until then getting his body used to repeated runs.

To complete the challenge, Dave will need to run 56 miles on Day 1, 52 miles on Day 2, and the remaining distance on the final day. He will be joined by friendly faces along the way as his friends and family flock to join him.

“I have several friends who come to join me, who play games with me to allow me to continue. My wife will come and do a bit with me, my brother and sister-in-law will and my eldest said he will run with me too.

“Friends I’ve lost contact with and people who now live in North Wales have said they’ll join me on the route, so it’s been a really great experience so far. ”

As a physio, Dave often educates his clients on methods to reduce pain, but for this race he will have a few tricks up his sleeve. During his training, he consumed protein shakes and recovery drinks, which he normally wouldn’t do.

He also ventured on 20-mile runs and then repeated that the same day. These tactics should hopefully get his body used to the intense tension he will feel during the race.

“During training I used two pairs of running shoes, I wore them out and the cushioning disappeared. It is important that I wear comfortable shoes for this.

“My main part of recovery will be jumping into the sea afterwards. I was there in February and jumping into that cold ice is absolutely freezing, but it’s a good way to help with recovery,” he said. -he declares.

Planning to celebrate after completing the mammoth challenge, Dave and his family will throw a party on the beach. A secret surprise has also been planned, but everyone does a great job of hiding it from her.

He will also travel to Amsterdam for 24 hours with his wife, a trip that will be well deserved.

David aims to collect as much as he can to help Reuben’s Retreat and will aim to post updates when he can so followers can keep tabs on his journey.

You can support his fundraiser here.

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Mar Lodge Estate woodlands named in National Grid to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee https://twnonline.org/mar-lodge-estate-woodlands-named-in-national-grid-to-mark-queens-platinum-jubilee/ Sat, 07 May 2022 22:04:58 +0000 https://twnonline.org/mar-lodge-estate-woodlands-named-in-national-grid-to-mark-queens-platinum-jubilee/ The National Trust for Scotland’s Woods at Mar Lodge Estate, near Braemar, was chosen as part of a national network of 70 ancient woodlands dedicated to the Queen to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The Queen’s Green Canopy recently announced the network of forests and 70 ancient trees across the UK that will form part of […]]]>

The National Trust for Scotland’s Woods at Mar Lodge Estate, near Braemar, was chosen as part of a national network of 70 ancient woodlands dedicated to the Queen to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy recently announced the network of forests and 70 ancient trees across the UK that will form part of the Ancient Canopy to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

The initiative was started by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who is patron of the Queen’s Green Canopy, under one of the dedications of the ancient tree – the old sycamore located at Dumfries House in Scotland. His Royal Highness is also Patron of the National Trust for Scotland.

Four of the conservation charity’s forests have been selected to be part of the network, including Mar Lodge Estate.

These woodlands include Caledonian pine and birch stands and native woodland plantations forming part of the 30,000 hectare estate, the UK’s largest National Nature Reserve. Its oldest tree dates from 1477.

The estate woods make up about five percent of Scotland’s remaining Caledonian pine forest.

The woods of the Mar Lodge estate have been chosen to form part of a national network dedicated to the Queen on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee.

Stuart Brooks, Head of Conservation and Policy at the National Trust for Scotland, said: “We are very honored that our forests at Mar Lodge Estate have been selected to be part of this celebration. These centuries-old pines are so special.

“Unique in composition and character, these forests have existed for centuries, contributing to Scotland’s biodiversity, absorbing carbon and bringing their nature, beauty and heritage to all of us.

“Our charity is proud to play its part in protecting them now and for the future, and through our regeneration and stewardship work will ensure they continue to thrive for many centuries to come.”

Established for hundreds of years, the chosen woods and trees represent the diverse canopy of the four nations, it is a celebration of the country’s living heritage.

All woods and trees have a story to tell. Some are famous specimens and others have local significance.

These ancient natural spaces hold meaning and significance for so many people in different ways.

They are symbols of community pride, places of social connection, and vital spaces for health and wellness activities.

By sharing the stories behind ancient forests and trees, and the efforts made to protect them, The Queen’s Green Canopy aims to raise awareness of these precious habitats and the importance of conserving them for future generations.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people across the UK to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. More information can be found at www.queensgreencanopy.org


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New school network to close after loss of DfE contract https://twnonline.org/new-school-network-to-close-after-loss-of-dfe-contract/ Fri, 06 May 2022 13:04:55 +0000 https://twnonline.org/new-school-network-to-close-after-loss-of-dfe-contract/ The charity which has supported the Government’s flagship Free Schools scheme for more than a decade is to close after missing out on a Department for Education (DfE) contract to continue the work. The New Schools Network (NSN) Board of Directors announced today that it is winding down its operations. NSN had bid for a […]]]>

The charity which has supported the Government’s flagship Free Schools scheme for more than a decade is to close after missing out on a Department for Education (DfE) contract to continue the work.

The New Schools Network (NSN) Board of Directors announced today that it is winding down its operations.

NSN had bid for a three-year, £1.5million contract to provide free tutoring, but it was instead awarded to the Premier Advisory Group.

He had also run the Academy’s Ambassador Program since 2013, which NSN says has resulted in “more than 2,000 non-executive trustees, trustees and corresponding members on the academy’s boards.”

He was recently selected as the preferred bidder to deliver the Academy’s Ambassador Program for years to come.

However, NSN has now pulled out of the tender process and said the DfE will now review this scheme.

The NSN was set up in 2009 by Rachel Wolf, a former adviser to Michael Gove, and has received state funding to support free schools since Mr Gove introduced the policy as education secretary at the start of the last decade.

In a statement released today, the organization said it had “supported the establishment of 610 schools that otherwise would not exist, as well as more than 200 that are still in the works”.

He added: “During this time, NSN has supported every wave of the Free Schools program, working with hundreds of groups wishing to create Free Schools. There is now a thriving Free Schools community across the country, which brings innovation and academic excellence to the system.”

David Ross, Chairman of NSN, said, “NSN has played a central role in education reform over the past 12 years and it has not been an easy decision.

“But we are proud of the role we have played over the years and the legacy we leave – both in terms of supporting free schools that have raised the bar of standards and improved education forever, and changing the face of academy governance through the Academy Ambassador Program, working in particular to support some of the most needy trusts.

“NSN has been a pioneering force for good, raising standards for hundreds of thousands of students and creating strong bonds between schools, staff, parents and those outside of education.”

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Leonard Ignelzi, famous AP photographer, dies at 74 https://twnonline.org/leonard-ignelzi-famous-ap-photographer-dies-at-74/ Tue, 03 May 2022 23:26:18 +0000 https://twnonline.org/leonard-ignelzi-famous-ap-photographer-dies-at-74/ SAN DIEGO, AP — Leonard Ignelzi, whose knack for being in the right place at the right time produced jaw-dropping images of Hall of Fame sports personalities, devastating wildfires and other major news during 37 years as a photographer for the Associated Press in San Diego, is dead. He was 74 years old. Ignelzi died […]]]>

SAN DIEGO, AP — Leonard Ignelzi, whose knack for being in the right place at the right time produced jaw-dropping images of Hall of Fame sports personalities, devastating wildfires and other major news during 37 years as a photographer for the Associated Press in San Diego, is dead. He was 74 years old.

Ignelzi died Friday in Las Vegas of cerebral amyloid angiopathy, a condition associated with frequent strokes and other neurological problems, according to his wife, Bobbi.

Known as Lenny, he was a very versatile photojournalist whose greatest passions were sports and current affairs. Few, if any, attended more Padres baseball or Chargers football games, but he found new angles with every assignment until his retirement in 2016.

Ignelzi hid in bushes during a gunman’s assault on a McDonald’s restaurant in San Diego that killed 21 people in 1984. His footage from the US-Mexico border showed San Diego’s transformation from a towering corridor for illegal crossings to a fortress of walls and stadium lights. .

His indelible wildfire images include one of the amazed firefighters on a grassy plain in San Diego in 2003 as giant plumes filled the sky and advanced towards them. Ignelzi ran downhill to transmit from his car as phone towers in the area had been destroyed.

Some of his most memorable work was in sports: Tiger Woods’ even putt at the 2008 US Open that led to his epic victory, Magic Johnson celebrating with the original “Dream Team” at the Summer Olympics in 1992 and the careers of Tony Gwynn of the Padres. and Trevor Hoffman and the Chargers’ Dan Fouts.

In-depth knowledge, tireless work ethic and fierce determination have been the ingredients of his success. Sally Buzbee, editor of The Washington Post, said Ignelzi “had the best news instinct of anyone I’ve worked with.”

“He instantly knew what was important, how to chase it, how to get it, how to show it and how to tell it,” said Buzbee, who worked with Ignelzi as an AP correspondent in San Diego in the 1990s and served as AP’s editor from 2017 to 2021. “And he was incredibly, fabulously, competitive. I learned a lot just watching him work, seeing how he tackled the stories.

J. David Ake, associate editor and director of photography at the AP, echoed that sentiment. “More than just an amazing photographer dressed as a cigar smoker, he was one hell of a journalist. He knew his city, he knew the story, and he knew how to tell it with a camera,” Ake wrote to the staff. PA.

Ignelzi didn’t like that some of his best photos depicted human suffering.

“Maybe that’s why sports is a good thing, in that it’s more positive,” Ignelzi said in a career retrospective on San Diego’s KPBS-TV in 2014. “I mean , a team loses but that’s sport. It’s not the end of the world.”

Ignelzi was never shy about speaking his mind, especially if someone or something got in the way of a photo he wanted. Despite an occasionally gruff exterior, he was known for his generosity and kindness.

For decades, Ignelzi has hosted an annual golf tournament to raise funds for people with disabilities, inspired by a friend whose daughter has Down syndrome. Hoffman, the former Padres closest who signed photographs for the charity auction, said Ignelzi was always thinking of others.

Ignelzi keenly anticipated what might happen on and off the pitch. He captured a fight near the players’ garage in 2013 after he sensed a fight during a game between the Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers could lead to a postgame showdown.

Bruce Bochy, who played for the Padres and led the team from 1995 to 2006, said Ignelzi was a good friend with a deep knowledge of baseball. Ignelzi taught him to play golf.

“He hung out with me because he loved it and was a good golfer. He finally said to me, ‘I’m starting to think you can’t be coached,'” said Bochy, who led the San Francisco Giants to three World Series titles.

Fouts, the Chargers quarterback during the Air Coryell era in the 1970s and 1980s, recalled turning his middle finger toward Ignelzi while stretching in practice because he felt that his private life was invaded. Rick Smith, the Chargers public relations manager at the time, hung the momentous photo of Ignelzi in his office. Fouts and Ignelzi laughed it off later.

“The fact that it was such a special moment, not only for us players, but also for our fans and the city, and to have it recorded and saved by such a great photographer, makes it special,” Fouts said.

Ignelzi is survived by his wife, Bobbi, whom he met while working together at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and sisters Lucy Whiting and Rosemary Thuet and their families. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph.

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Questex’s Vibe conference brought together the beverage community on-site to collaborate, network and discuss innovation https://twnonline.org/questexs-vibe-conference-brought-together-the-beverage-community-on-site-to-collaborate-network-and-discuss-innovation/ Mon, 02 May 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/questexs-vibe-conference-brought-together-the-beverage-community-on-site-to-collaborate-network-and-discuss-innovation/ Questex LLC Vibe Conference’s official charity, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), has raised more than $103,488 for families in the food and beverage industry facing terminal illnesses or sudden losses NEW YORK, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last week, Questex’s Vibe Conference, the premier on-site beverage conference for beverage executives, drew more than 700 […]]]>

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Vibe Conference’s official charity, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE), has raised more than $103,488 for families in the food and beverage industry facing terminal illnesses or sudden losses

NEW YORK, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last week, Questex’s Vibe Conference, the premier on-site beverage conference for beverage executives, drew more than 700 attendees, including restaurant chains, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, distributors, consultants and agencies, a 25% increase over 2021. The conference was held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA.

Tim McLucas, Vice President of Bar & Restaurant Group, said: “We are delighted with the success of this year’s Vibe conference and attracting an increased number of delegates eager to meet new customers and learn how they can helping each other during this important moment of opportunity. Labor shortages, supply chain issues, inflationary pressures and shifts in consumer behavior due to the pandemic have had a significant impact on the beverage industry, demonstrating the importance of bringing people together. top beverage leaders to discuss new ideas and solutions to address these challenges, for future growth and success. ”

Throughout the three days, attendees learned about the latest beverage trends through educational workshops, beverage tastings, research sessions and networking opportunities.

Additionally, the 2022 Jim Flaherty Legends and Innovator Award winners have been named. Larry Sturcken, General Manager – Customer Development National On Premise Accounts, E&J Gallo received the Jim Flaherty Legends Award, while Matthew Von Ertfelda, Senior Vice President | Global, US and Canada Food + Beverage, Marriott received the Innovator Award.

Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the charity of choice for the Vibe conference. It was founded by members of the beverage vertical. CORE has raised a total of more than $103,488 for families in the food and beverage industry facing terminal illnesses or sudden losses.

The Vibe 2023 conference will take place from February 27 to March 1 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the Vibe Conference team here https://www.vibeconference.com/vibe-contact.

To learn more about the Vibe conference, visit: https://www.vibeconference.com.

About Vibe Conference
Vibe Conference is the premier event for chain and hotel executives and adult beverage suppliers. The best on-site conference takes place every year and involves top-tier content, tastings and networking opportunities. The 2023 conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina from February 27 to March 1, 2023.

About Questex
Questex helps people live longer, better lives. Questex brings people together in markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and well-being; industries that help people to live longer: life sciences and health; and the technologies that enable and power these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We offer experience and concrete results. That happens here.

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Results of the Garden City LPGA Charity Classic https://twnonline.org/results-of-the-garden-city-lpga-charity-classic/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 02:03:16 +0000 https://twnonline.org/results-of-the-garden-city-lpga-charity-classic/ Friday At the Buffalo Dunes Garden City, Kan. Scholarship: $200,000 Footage: 6,481; By: 72 First partial round Suspended due to windy conditions amateur Jillian Hollis 34-32_66 Gabriella Then 33-34_67 Karen Kim 35-34_69 Xiaowen Yin 37-32_69 Alexa Pano 33-36_69 Yan Liu 34-35_69 Becca Huffer 34-35_69 Sofia Garcia 34-35_69 Yue Ren 32-37_69 Kristin Coleman 32-38_70 Lindsey McCurdy […]]]>
Friday
At the Buffalo Dunes
Garden City, Kan.
Scholarship: $200,000
Footage: 6,481; By: 72
First partial round
Suspended due to windy conditions
amateur

Jillian Hollis 34-32_66

Gabriella Then 33-34_67

Karen Kim 35-34_69

Xiaowen Yin 37-32_69

Alexa Pano 33-36_69

Yan Liu 34-35_69

Becca Huffer 34-35_69

Sofia Garcia 34-35_69

Yue Ren 32-37_69

Kristin Coleman 32-38_70

Lindsey McCurdy 34-36_70

Laetitia Beck 34-36_70

Jaravee Boonchant 35-35_70

Julie Aimé 37-33_70

Alejandra Llaneza 35-35_70

Amelie Lewis 34-36_70

Grace Kim 37-34_71

Julienne Soo 33-38_71

Pinyada Kuvanun 37-34_71

Kiira Rihijarvi 37-34_71

Samantha Wagner 38-33_71

Kim Kaufman 35-36_71

Celine Borge 35-36_71

Michelle Piyapattra 33-38_71

Maddi Caldwell-Young 35-36_71

Kaley Nicole In 33-38_71

Ana Peláez Trivino 37-34_71

Breton fan 37-34_71

Xiaolin Tian 36-35_71

Kennedy Swann 36-36_72

Molly Skapik 36-36_72

Gaby Lemieux 35-37_72

Natalie Srinivasan 35-37_72

Lucy Li 35-37_72

Katelyn Sisk 36-36_72

Roberta Liti 37-35_72

Riley Rennell 35-37_72

Haley Moore 36-36_72

Karis Anne Davidson 39-33_72

Sarah Elizabeth White 37-36_73

Moeka Nishihata 36-37_73

Maria Fernanda Escauriza 36-37_73

Dottie Ardina 37-36_73

Min-G Kim 36-37_73

Robyn Choi 35-38_73

Kum Kang Park 35-38_73

Amy Lee 37-36_73

Greta Isabelle Voelker 36-37_73

Therese Toscano 37-36_73

Karolina Vlckova 37-36_73

Vicky Hurst 36-37_73

Alexis Nicole Belton 37-36_73

Cara Gorley 36-37_73

Alazne Urizar Zapata 38-36_74

Kristen Gillman 39-35_74

Regina Plasencia 37-37_74

Emma Broze 37-37_74

Ana Paula Valdes 37-37_74

Kathleen Scavo 36-38_74

Ching Huang 36-38_74

Bailey Tardy 39-35_74

Emilee Hoffman 37-37_74

Malene Krolboll Hansen 37-37_74

Kelly Whaley 37-37_74

Allyssa Ferrell 37-37_74

Daniela Iacobelli 39-35_74

Maria Fernanda Torres 35-39_74

Alisa Rodriguez 36-39_75

Laura Gonzalez Escallon 38-37_75

Catherine Patrick 39-36_75

Min Seo Kwak 36-39_75

Abegail Arévalo 37-38_75

Britney Yada 37-38_75

Valentina Haupt 38-37_75

Elodie Chapelet 38-37_75

Beth Wu 37-38_75

Soo Jin Lee 38-38_76

Carley Cox 38-38_76

Prima Thammaraks 37-39_76

a-Allyn Stephens 41-35_76

Min A Yoon 38-38_76

Ginger Howard 41-35_76

Fernanda Read 36-40_76

Amelie Garvey 35-41_76

Annika Clark 36-41_77

Allie White 37-40_77

Marta Sanz Barrio 40-37_77

Dorsey Addicks 37-40_77

Kaitlin Milligan 38-39_77

Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez 39-38_77

Laura Wearn 37-40_77

Alyaa Abdulghany 36-41_77

Nannette Hill 41-37_78

Brenda Gonzalez 43-35_78

Lakareber Abe 37-41_78

Maggie Ashmore 38-40_78

Mohan Du 38-40_78

Lucia Polo 40-38_78

Jessica Welch 39-39_78

Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 42-36_78

Marissa Kirkwood 38-40_78

Abby Hermann 40-39_79

Rachel Stous 38-41_79

Laura Restrepo 39-40_79

Chorphaka Jaengkit 43-37_80

The following players have not finished.

Lindy Duncan

Sierra Brooks

Kenzie Wright

Katie Yoo

Binny Lee

Jessica Porvasnik

Anita Ouwadia

Lauren Cox

Elin Arvidsson

Kendra Dalton

Milagros Chaves

Sophie Hausmann

Daniela Darquea

Gigi Stoll

Maria Parra

Catherine Smith

Pauline Del Rosario

Andrea Wong

Siyun Liu

Caroline Hwang

Shasta Averyhardt

Selena Costabile

Nishta Madan

Jaclyn Lee

Ho-yu An

Breanne Jones

Stephanie Na

Anna Redding

Chinatsu Kobayashi

Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras

Tess Hackworthy

Jacquelyn Eleey

Chanachai pun

Gabriela Ruffels

Yoonmin Han

Chanoknan Angurasaranee

Kaeli Jones

Leslie Cloot

Emma Thorngren

MARK THROUGH

Jillian Hollis -6 18

Gabriella Then -5 18

Karen Kim -3 18

Xiaowen Yin-3 18

Alexa Pano-3 18

Yan Liu -3 18

Becca Huffer-3 18

Sofia Garcia -3 18

Ren Yue-3 18

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Food Network’s Aarti Sequeira says helping others with postpartum depression ‘makes up for every ounce of pain I’ve been through’ https://twnonline.org/food-networks-aarti-sequeira-says-helping-others-with-postpartum-depression-makes-up-for-every-ounce-of-pain-ive-been-through/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:10:56 +0000 https://twnonline.org/food-networks-aarti-sequeira-says-helping-others-with-postpartum-depression-makes-up-for-every-ounce-of-pain-ive-been-through/ Fans of Food Network and its programs know celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira for her vibrant dishes and her room-lighting personality and smile. What’s perhaps less known about the chef is that she’s also a champion for people living with postpartum depression (PPD). Here is what the Aarti Party the host told Showbiz Cheat Sheet what […]]]>

Fans of Food Network and its programs know celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira for her vibrant dishes and her room-lighting personality and smile.

What’s perhaps less known about the chef is that she’s also a champion for people living with postpartum depression (PPD).

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Friends at a charity rally to raise funds for the local hospice – Quest Media Network https://twnonline.org/friends-at-a-charity-rally-to-raise-funds-for-the-local-hospice-quest-media-network/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:37:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/friends-at-a-charity-rally-to-raise-funds-for-the-local-hospice-quest-media-network/ FABULOUS FUNDRAISER: Left to right, Tracey Rontree, Lynn Kippax of Mossley AFC, Lisa Watson and Joanne Magilton. Four friends raise funds as they count down the dates for this year’s Benidorm or Bust charity rally. The all-female team are aiming to raise £10,000 for the Willow Wood Hospices in Ashton and Dr Kershaws in Oldham. […]]]>

FABULOUS FUNDRAISER: Left to right, Tracey Rontree, Lynn Kippax of Mossley AFC, Lisa Watson and Joanne Magilton.

Four friends raise funds as they count down the dates for this year’s Benidorm or Bust charity rally.

The all-female team are aiming to raise £10,000 for the Willow Wood Hospices in Ashton and Dr Kershaws in Oldham.

A final fundraiser at Mossley AFC on Saturday saw them already crack the £9,000 mark before they even took their place on next month’s ‘starting grid’ for the rally proper.

Team member Joanne Magilton, who will be at the helm alongside two of her colleagues, said: ‘We were originally due to take part in the charity rally in May 2020 – but Covid got in our way.

“We have worked very hard since February to raise funds with various events at local pubs, and our hard work has paid off and incredibly we have now raised over £9,000 – so we are well on our way to breaking our £10,000 Goal.

Joanne explained: “The purpose of Benidorm or Bust is to raise money for two charities close to our hearts, Dr Kershaw’s and Willow Wood.

“One way or another, we have been touched by the incredible work these organizations have done to care for family and friends at the end of life.”


BOOST: The Mossley AFC team

The team will depart from Greenfield arriving in Dover on May 9 in time for check-in and the start point on May 10.

We sure won’t miss them as they roll around in their hot pink Skoda Octavia and plan to enjoy 80s hits along the way.

Fifty cars are competing in this year’s rally and they will travel through France and Spain to complete various stages before “passing the checkered flag” in Benidorm on May 14.

“We are really excited about our once-in-a-lifetime adventure,” Joanne said.

Joanne’s accompanying friends are Louise Kershaw, Tracey Rontree and Lisa Watson.

On Saturday, the friends were at Mossley AFC to raise more funds and sell ‘calendar’ dates strapped to the side of the car, providing sponsorship opportunities for individuals or businesses who book appointments.

Joanne added: “We can also offer corporate sponsorship on our car for a fee of £150 for two logos or £100 for one logo.”

People can buy a date on the car for a minimum donation of £5 – they can then sign the car themselves on the chosen date – although the number of remaining dates is now decreasing.

You can follow the team on the Facebook page BOB82 does Benidorm or Bust – or donate on the web page https://www.collectionpot.com/pot/1452002/

Tune in to Thursday night’s Reporter show on Tameside Radio 103.6FM from 7pm for more from Joanne’s rally.

Pictures by Nigel Wood

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Company Highlights: Musk Buys Twitter and Amazon Union https://twnonline.org/company-highlights-musk-buys-twitter-and-amazon-union/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 21:33:39 +0000 https://twnonline.org/company-highlights-musk-buys-twitter-and-amazon-union/ ___ Elon Musk buys Twitter for 44 billion dollars and will privatize the company SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for about $44 billion on Monday, promising a more lenient touch to control content on the platform where he promotes his interests, attacks critics and speaks out. on a […]]]>

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Elon Musk buys Twitter for 44 billion dollars and will privatize the company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for about $44 billion on Monday, promising a more lenient touch to control content on the platform where he promotes his interests, attacks critics and speaks out. on a wide range of issues to over 83 million followers. The outspoken CEO of Tesla, who is also the richest person in the world, said he wanted to buy and privatize Twitter because he thinks it is not living up to its potential as a platform. form for freedom of expression. The risk is that Musk takes his hands-off approach too far, potentially alienating users and advertisers. Shares of Twitter Inc. rose 5% on Monday to $51.70 per share, below the $54.20 he offered for the company.

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Amazon syndicate could face a tough road after victory

NEW YORK (AP) — The day after their hard-won labor victory, Amazon workers in New York’s Staten Island borough popped champagne, cheered their victory and danced in celebration. But their jovial attitude will be tested by a company that seems to have to drag its feet at the negotiating table. The nascent Amazon Labor Union, or ALU, said it wants longer breaks for warehouse workers, more time off and a significantly higher minimum hourly wage of $30, up from just over $18. currently at the Staten Island plant. To achieve this, the base union would need to negotiate a contract with Amazon that both parties, as well as union members, would agree to.

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Wealthy trio return to Earth after charter trip to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three wealthy businessmen have returned to Earth with their escort of astronauts after an expensive trip to the International Space Station. SpaceX brought them back on Monday, concluding a 17-day charter flight that marked the first time NASA opened its space hatches to tourists. The trip cost the trio $55 million each. Their stay was supposed to last just over a week, but bad weather kept the visitors in orbit almost twice as long as expected. Houston-based Axiom Space handled travel logistics for its three paying customers. The company plans a second flight next spring.

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Buffett will auction one last private lunch for charity

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The world’s most expensive lunch will go on sale again this spring when investor Warren Buffett auctions off a private meal to raise money for a California homeless charity one last time. Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, hosted the online auction once a year for 20 years before the pandemic began to raise money for the Glide Foundation, which helps homeless people in San Francisco. The auction has been on hiatus for two years. Buffett has raised nearly $34.5 million for the charity over the years. Many of the past winners were investors who revere Buffett for his stellar track record of finding undervalued companies and stocks to buy. Bidding begins June 12.

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County grants approval for Amazon’s propeller-shaped headquarters tower

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Arlington County Council has unanimously approved plans for Amazon to build a unique propeller-shaped tower as the centerpiece of its emerging second headquarters in North Carolina. Virginia. Amazon announced plans for the 350ft tower last year. It will support a second headquarters for Amazon which is expected to accommodate more than 25,000 workers when completed. The Helix stands out among several office towers approved in redevelopment plans. The spiral design features a passable ramp wrapping around the building with trees and greenery planted to resemble a mountain hike. The County Council approved the project at its meeting on Saturday.

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Ex-German Chancellor Schroeder urged to quit Scholz party

BERLIN (AP) — The co-leader of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party says former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder should leave the party. Schroeder’s ties to the Russian energy industry have left him increasingly isolated at home. One of the two co-leaders of Scholz’s centre-left Social Democrats said in a radio interview on Monday that “Gerhard Schroeder has for many years only acted as a businessman.” Saskia Esken also said that Schroeder “makes his money working for Russian state enterprises”. Esken responded when asked if Schroeder should leave the party that “he should”.

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China promotes retreating coal for emissions reduction efforts

BEIJING (AP) — China is promoting coal power as the ruling Communist Party attempts to revive a sluggish economy, prompting warnings that Beijing is delaying efforts to curb carbon emissions that are altering the climate from the world’s largest source. According to reports, official plans are to increase coal production capacity by 300 million tonnes this year. This is equivalent to 7% of last year’s production of 4.1 billion tonnes. China is one of the biggest investors in wind and solar, but jittery leaders have called for more coal-fired power after economic growth plummeted and shortages caused blackouts and factory closures. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has added to concerns that foreign oil and coal supplies could be disrupted.

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Otis elevators rethink business in Russia after war in Ukraine

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Elevator maker Otis Worldwide Corp. reassessing his future in Russia amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. Otis chief executive Judith Marks spoke on an earnings conference call with industry analysts on Monday. She says the company is discouraged by the escalating crisis and is weighing the best ownership structure for the company, whether with Otis or elsewhere. The company said its operations in Russia accounted for about 2% of its 2021 revenue, based primarily on sales of new equipment. In March, Otis announced that he would not take new orders for elevators and escalators in Russia or make new investments in the country.

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Campaigners including the Highland Senior Citizens Network warn the outlook is ‘bleak’ as energy, fuel and food costs soar https://twnonline.org/campaigners-including-the-highland-senior-citizens-network-warn-the-outlook-is-bleak-as-energy-fuel-and-food-costs-soar/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 06:22:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/campaigners-including-the-highland-senior-citizens-network-warn-the-outlook-is-bleak-as-energy-fuel-and-food-costs-soar/ Many seniors face tough choices as energy and food prices rise. Campaigners for the elderly have issued a stark warning over soaring energy, fuel and food costs. A Highland organization feared the situation could ultimately cost people on low incomes their lives unless solutions were found, while the charity Age Scotland said many older people […]]]>

Many seniors face tough choices as energy and food prices rise.

Campaigners for the elderly have issued a stark warning over soaring energy, fuel and food costs.

A Highland organization feared the situation could ultimately cost people on low incomes their lives unless solutions were found, while the charity Age Scotland said many older people faced tough choices as the 3.1% increase in the state pension this month was well below the rise in prices.

He said it was “shocking” that they had to live in a cold house or go hungry because they could not afford the rising costs.

Dr Ian McNamara, chairman of the Highland Senior Citizens Network, added his concerns about how those on the lowest incomes and basic state pension would cope, especially as there was had warnings that energy prices could rise again in October.

“I just don’t think it’s really conveyed how things are going to go,” he said.

“If very old people don’t eat properly or heat their homes properly, we have to be realistic – there could be consequences that could cost lives.

“Hopefully we don’t get any nasty headlines in mid-winter or next year that people are in such a situation that their health is deteriorating dramatically.”

Dr. Ian McNamara, from the Highland Senior Citizens Network.
Dr. Ian McNamara, from the Highland Senior Citizens Network.

Age Scotland has called for more immediate one-off payments to be made available to pensioners on the lowest incomes to help them through the cost of living crisis which has seen prices rise at their fastest rate in 30 years.

He also says the stigma of applying for benefits needs to be removed.

Adam Stachura, the organisation’s head of policy and communications, said the increase in state pensions this month was overshadowed by rising bill costs and left hundreds of thousands of elderly people in limbo. Scotland face difficult times.

“The UK government’s decision to remove the triple pension lock, which guaranteed a real increase in the cost of living, has made the daily lives of many older people very bleak,” he said.

“There is an urgent need to increase one-off payments for older people on the lowest incomes to prevent a grim situation from getting worse.

“Older people need to be informed about the benefits they are entitled to to help them get through this difficult time – and the stigma of claiming benefits needs to be removed so that older people can get the financial support they are entitled to.

“This cost of living crisis is forcing seniors to make impossible choices between heating their homes and doing their shopping.

“Energy and food are necessities, not privileges, and it is shocking to think that older people in Scotland today have to live in a cold house or go hungry because they cannot afford to pay rising bills.”

The Age Scotland Helpline is on 0800 12 44 222.


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