DEFRA ban reindeer from GOSH Christmas event in Bond Street

first_imgDEFRA ban reindeer from GOSH Christmas event in Bond Street Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News Tagged with: christmas Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Due to Bluetongue restrictions the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have banned reindeer from travelling to Bond Street in London for the annual Bond Noël Christmas extravaganza in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.London falls within one of the DEFRA surveillance areas for Bluetongue and no animals from a restricted area are allowed to travel into the surveillance area.Model and author Sophie Dahl will be ‘flicking the switch’ on the Bond Street Christmas lights, but the popular live reindeer will not be on the street this year. Advertisementcenter_img 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tonight’s event features carol singers, entertainers and musicians providing the entertainment. Bond Street itself is “transformed into a winter wonderland” with artificial snow falling along the entire length of the street. Rickshaw sleighs whisk shoppers to and from the street’s designer stores.In the face of the reindeer ban, local primary Abercorn School has volunteered its choir of 20 boys and girls to entertain the crowds, wearing their reindeer antlers.last_img read more

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Record breaking chicken nuggets tweet triggers $100k donation to charity

first_imgTo mark the breaking of the record, Wendy’s made a donation to charity of $100,000 or around £78,000. This was given to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a nonprofit set up by the founder of Wendy’s in 1992. The record-breaking success of a US teenager’s tweet asking for a year’s supply of chicken nuggets from a fast food chain has generated a corporate donation of $100,000 to charity.Carter Wilkerson in Nevada tweeted to Wendy’s on 6 April, asking how many retweets he would need in order to receive a year’s free supply of chicken nuggets. Record breaking chicken nuggets tweet triggers $100k donation to charity Wendy’s replied within a minute or so, with a terse and seemingly insurmountable “18 Million”.That did not put Wilkerson off. “Consider it done” he replied. He took a screenshot of the Twitter conversation and posted it, asked for help from Twitter users in reaching that target. It wasn’t poetry, but it got noticed.  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Howard Lake | 10 May 2017 | News Eighteen million retweets is a tall order, given that the then record of most retweeted tweet was the 3.43m achieved by actor Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie of fellow actors at the Oscars ceremony.Yet Wilkerson’s tweet has now passed that, and is at 3.54 million retweets. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  133 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Tagged with: corporate Guinness World Record Humour Research / statistics Twitterlast_img read more

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RSF urges Libya’s new prime minister to protect media freedom

first_img Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest The main aim of the new UN-backed government – which travelled to Tripoli yesterday after long negotiations between rival authorities in Tripoli and the eastern city of Tobruk – is to restore political stability.But its credibility was immediately threatened by the raid on Nabaa TV, a raid that – according to our sources – was carried out by a brigade allied to militia leader Haytham Al Tajouri. Several journalists were physically attacked and the TV station was completely vandalized.“There can be no justification for an attack of this kind, which means the new government is off to a very poor start,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “Peace will not be restored in Libya if media activity is not protected. We urge Feyez El Sarraj to take rapid, concrete measures to combat the impunity enjoyed by those who have targeted the media and journalists in recent months.”Libyan journalists are often kidnapped by armed militias and subjected to physical violence for covering certain stories. For the most part, they are released with 24 or 48 hours. On this matter, RSF expresses its concern over the disappearance of cyber journalist Ali Al Asballi on the night of the 28th of march, a hundred kilometre away from Benghazi. Moreover, in regions controlled by Islamic State, reporters are told to say nothing about atrocities against civilians on pain of death if they fail to comply. The websites of leading media outlets such as Bawabat Al Wassat have been subjected to systematic cyber-attacks in recent months as a way of censoring them. RSF has also received reports of many attacks on radio stations and the jamming of the signals of several TV channels.RSF issued an updated version of its Safety Guide for Journalists in January that was produced jointly with UNESCO. RSF is currently also lobbying for the creation of the position of special representative of the UN secretary-general for the safety of journalists.Libya is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression News February 23, 2021 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Libya RSF_en Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul June 24, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s (30th of march) armed attack on the headquarters of Nabaa TV in Tripoli, just hours after the new national unity government led by Prime Minister Feyez El Sarraj was installed in the city, and calls on the new authorities to protect the right to information and those who exercise it. News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Organisation March 31, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 RSF urges Libya’s new prime minister to protect media freedom News to go further December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Rep. Chu Calls on Governor Brown to Renew Film and TV Tax Credit

first_img Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) sent a bipartisan letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to approve AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act. The Act would expand tax credits on film and television production, bringing revenue and jobs back to the state. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“When I talk to the people in my district, I hear stories from the craftsmen and women who have to leave their families for months at a time to follow film and TV productions out of state. Others are left struggling and out of work. This industry is part of California’s heritage, but because we have failed to compete with the more aggressive tax incentives in other states, we have lost almost $2 billion and tens of thousands of jobs,” said Rep. Chu. “We know the tax incentive program works and it is great to see that we now have a number of $400 million.”Rep. Chu’s letter to Gov. Brown was signed by 35 other members of the California delegation. The letter can be found here. Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government Rep. Chu Calls on Governor Brown to Renew Film and TV Tax Credit Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 11:00 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News last_img read more

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London event seeks to forge new business links with the NW diaspora

first_img Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Newsx Adverts By News Highland – June 19, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A function is taking place in London this evening to reach out to business people in the UK with links to the West and North West.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte will be the guest speaker at the networking event, the second under the Re:Connect programme launched by the Taoiseach at the Irish Embassy in London in January.A key aim is to promote the development of commercial between businesses operating in the Region, and businesses abroad that are owned or managed by people from the Region.The coordinator of the event is Joanne Grehan of the Western Development Commission…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/joann1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleCounty Council to get tough on those yet to pay 2nd home taxNext articleAppeal after dog is found stabbed to death in St Johnston News Highland Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Pinterest London event seeks to forge new business links with the NW diaspora Google+last_img read more

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PRESIDENT’S PICKS: Troy Arts Council honors artists

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Gallery: Trojan Tour The Troy Trojans kicked off the 2018 Trojan Tour on Monday evening. Their first stop was Tailgate Terrace right outside… read more PRESIDENT’S PICKS: Troy Arts Council honors artists The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Henry Everette is a self-taught musician who learned to play drums on his daddy’s fishing buckets and later taught himself to play the keyboard and the tuba.“Although Henry claims to be self-taught, he understands that his musical ability is a gift and, for that, he is forever grateful,” Jackson said. “Henry is a graduate of Troy University has taught music a Banks Primary and Middle School for 12 years. He believes that music is the bridge that helps connect the world’s diversity.” Although expressed in somewhat different ways, “Thanks for the opportunities” was the sentiment expressed by the recipients of the Troy Arts Council’s Presidents’ Awards at the Southeast Alabama Community Band Concert Monday night at Long Hall on the campus of Troy University.Troy Arts Council President Joel Williams recognized the 2018 Troy Arts Council Presidents awards recipients Day Barnes for art, Rob and Morgan Drinkard for volunteerism, and Henry Everett for music.Williams expressed appreciation to the recipients for their dedication to the arts and their commitment to community. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Skip By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img In presenting the awards, Shelia Jackson, a member of TAC board, said Barnes, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, taught art in the Pike County Schools for 10 years and then eight years at Charles Henderson Middle School.“Since her retirement in 2005, Day has taught private art lesson and after-school art classes at the Johnson Center for the Arts,” Jackson said. “She stays busy with community and church volunteer work and enjoys her pottery time at the Colley Senior Complex.”Rob Drinkard developed a love of the visual arts at a young age traveling with his grandfather, the late Doug Hawkins, Jackson said. “Watching his grandfather collect art and form relationships with artists instilled in Rob a similar passion. He earned a degree in graphic design at Troy University. He began serving on the TroyFest Art and Craft Festival in 2009, the same year he married Morgan Hopper, who began working with the Johnson Center for the Arts as the media coordinator.’Morgan Drinkard also wrote grants for art education and secured funding for the arts programming at the JCA. She began serving on the TroyFest committee in 2011. Both are employed at Troy University. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content You Might Like Print Article Williams again expressed his appreciation to the TAC President’s Award recipients for their continuing commitment to the arts and to the TAC’s mission to further the arts in the community. Email the author Latest Storieslast_img read more

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Support CLIC Sargent during Cupcake Week

first_imgTo all those bakers, coffee shops and retailers getting involved with National Cupcake Week (NCW) this autumn, British Baker is urging you to support our partner charity CLIC Sargent to raise money for children with cancer.There are two simple ways you can get involved during NCW, from 12-18 September: either by making a percentage donation from sales of a dedicated cupcake during the week; and/or stocking cupcake pin badges you can apply for 100 cupcake pin badges and sell them for a suggested donation of £1 each.By taking part, not only can you increase your cupcake sales and help raise vital funds for children with cancer, but you could also get an upturn in sales of other lines, due to your fantastic eye-catching displays in store.For more information about CLIC Sargent’s work visit www.clicsargent.org.uk or call 0300 330 0803.last_img read more

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Press release: Record high levels of severe obesity found in year 6 children

first_imgThis week, PHE met with major trade bodies, retailers, manufacturers, out of home sector businesses – including takeaways, cafes and pubs – and public health NGOs, to discuss the next phase of the calorie reduction programme.The second chapter of the government’s childhood obesity plan was published in June 2018 and includes mandatory calorie labelling in the out of home sector, a restriction on price promotions on unhealthy foods and a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children.Steve Brine, Public Health Minister said: the proportion of overweight and obese children in reception year (aged 4 to 5) has remained stable at 22.4% (equal to 136,586 children) PHE published Sugar reduction: report on first year progress in May 2018. for year 6 children, it is 34.3% (equal to 197,888 children) compared to 31.6% in 2006 to 2007 in year 6 it is 26.8% in the most deprived areas, compared to 11.7% in the least deprived areas Background Children with excess weight are more likely to suffer from poor self-esteem, bullying and stigma in childhood. They are also more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, increasing their risk of preventable illnesses including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.PHE’s Change4Life campaigns help millions of families to make healthier choices through meal swap suggestions and the Food Scanner app, which reveals the sugar, salt and fat in foods and drinks. Change4Life also supports schools to embed healthier habits into everyday school life.Eustace De Sousa, national lead for children at PHE, said: PHE published Trends in children’s body mass index between 2006 to 2007 and 2016 to 2017 in July 2018. Public Health England press office in the most deprived areas, 12.8% of children in reception year are obese, compared to 5.7% in the least deprived areas These figures are a stark reminder that addressing childhood obesity is everyone’s problem. We owe it to current and future generations to act now. Everyone – from the food industry to local councils – should play their part, but families can also make positive changes with help from Change4Life. Wellington House 133-155 Waterloo RoadLondonSE1 8UG PHE published Calorie reduction: the scope and ambition for action in March 2018. PHE published Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2 in June 2018. in both age groups, severe obesity is 4 times higher in deprived areas Email [email protected] These continuing high rates of childhood obesity, combined with widening health inequalities, highlight why government is taking bold steps to tackle this crisis. This threat to our children’s health has been decades in the making – we’re moving in the right direction but reversing it will not happen overnight. Latest NCMP data is published by NHS Digital. Severe obesity is BMI on or above the 99.6th percentile for a child’s age and sex. Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at PHE, said: New data published today show the rate of severe obesity among year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) has increased by more than a third since 2006 to 2007 to 4.2%, its highest rate ever.The latest data from the national child measurement programme (NCMP), overseen by Public Health England (PHE), also shows stubborn inequalities persist, with obesity in the poorest areas more than double that of the richest areas.This highlights the importance of the government’s steps to tackle childhood obesity. The most important aspects of these are overseen by PHE, including its challenge to the food industry to reduce 20% of sugar and calories in everyday foods consumed regularly by children.The NCMP provides the most comprehensive picture of the state of childhood obesity for the 2017 to 2018 school year in England. It found: Telephone 020 7654 8400 Obesity is a problem that has been decades in the making – one that will take significant effort across government, schools, families and wider society to address. We cannot expect to see a reversal in trends overnight – but we have been clear that we are willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country. We have already removed tonnes of sugar from children’s diets through the sugar tax, which has funded vital school sports and breakfast programmes, and this summer we announced the second chapter of our childhood obesity strategy with a series of bold plans to halve childhood obesity by 2030. Out of hours 020 8200 4400last_img read more

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 204 new members

first_imgThe American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 204 new members, including 16 from Harvard University. The new members include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education.Members from Harvard:Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials ScienceGraham T. Allison Jr., Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy SchoolBruce Palmer Bean, Robert Winthrop Professor of NeurobiologyMichael P. Brenner, Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics and Professor of PhysicsRaj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of EconomicsElazer Reuven Edelman, professor of medicineAndrew David Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of HistoryHelen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and SocietyAmy Hempel, senior lecturer on EnglishVicki C. Jackson, Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional LawJill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American HistoryAnn Marie Lipinski, curator, Nieman FoundationAlvin Francis Poussaint, professor of psychiatryBernardo Luis Sabatini, Takeda Professor of NeurobiologySarah Elizabeth Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and SciencesRachel I. Wilson, professor of neurobiologyView the complete list of new members.last_img read more

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