Charity night hikes show loved landmarks in new light

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Thousands to get the chance to fulfil a night-time fantasy.They might not be fans of Iggle Piggle or Upsy Daisy but for almost one in three Brits the chance to venture into ‘the night garden’ is a huge draw. New research from charity Sue Ryder has found that 28 per cent of British adults would leap at the chance of sneaking around a stately home at the dead of night. To satisfy this curiosity, and to help people see fundraising in a whole new light, Sue Ryder has teamed up with some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks to host a series of sponsored Starlight Hikes – night-time walks with a difference, throughout September.Through the Starlight Hike events, the charity aims to recruit 10,000 walkers, and raise £1 million to help Sue Ryder continue to provide long-term, compassionate and end-of-life care to people across the UK. The Hikes will take place, during the dead of night at well-known venues such as Glamis Castle, famed for being the childhood home of the Queen Mother, and the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Other Starlight Hike venues include; Haworth village, home of the Bronte sisters, The Shuttleworth collection, a unique collection of Edwardian flying machines and Sledmere House, a Yorkshire stately home.According to Sue Ryder’s findings, a third of Brits (34 per cent) would love to snoop around a castle at night time and almost one in two people (46 per cent) who live close to a stately home, yet have not visited it for years would jump at the chance to see it under a new light.Jason Suckley, director of fundraising and marketing at Sue Ryder, said: “Our findings show that it is all too easy to take things for granted when they are part of your day-to-day life – whether that be your health or the landmark down the road. We know that only 8 per cent of people took part in a fundraising event for a health charity last year, so we have made sure our fundraising activities are new, exciting and give people an opportunity to see some of the UKs best known local landmarks – as well as fundraising – in a whole new light.“Through the Starlight Hikes we aim to raise £1 million, this would be enough to run 16 bed hospice for six months and enable us to provide 50,000 hours of in-patient care for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Huntingdon’s disease, motor neurone disease and brain injury. We want to encourage as many people as possible to go to our website and sign up for a chance to see a local landmark in a whole new light, whilst doing something special for charity.”The Sue Ryder Starlight Hikes will take place in eleven beautiful locations across the UK; Aberdeen, Bedford, Cheltenham, Clitheroe, Dundee, Driffield, Haworth, Ipswich, Leeds, Peterborough and Reading.For more information about Starlight Hike, or to sign up to a Starlight Hike event, please Howard Lake | 16 May 2012 | News Charity night hikes show loved landmarks in new light 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

COVID-19: Hundreds of boxes of masks stolen from West Java hospital

first_img Awie added that the facility currently had 60 boxes left, which would be enough for the next several days. The financial loss caused by the theft is said to be around Rp 100 million (US$ 6,100).Read also: COVID-19: Government to distribute 100,000 protective equipment to medical workersCianjur Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Juang Andi Priyanto said his team was currently investigating the matter.“We have questioned a number of witnesses, including hospital workers, security guards and parking attendants. We hope to solve the case as soon as possible,” he said. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a massive strain on Indonesia’s healthcare system, with increasing reports of inadequate medical supplies and the deaths of hospital workers as patient numbers continue to surge. (aly)Topics : A total of 470 boxes of surgical masks have reportedly been stolen from Pagelaran General Hospital in Cianjur, West Java.“When we checked the supply [of masks] for January to March, we found that 470 boxes were gone, 200 of which were supplies for February,” director of the hospital Awie Darwizar said on Tuesday as quoted by Antara News Agency.He said the masks had been prepared for medical workers at the hospital to treat COVID-19 patients.last_img read more

Help wanted: Leading Edge Aerospace in Wichita is hiring

first_imgLeading Edge Aerospace is hiring a second shift CNC 5 Axis Machinist. Composite machining experience helpful and be able to work under no supervision.LEA offers 401K, health, vision, dental, and vacation. Send your resume to [email protected] or apply in person at 1360 S Anna, Wichita.last_img

Aubameyang to Arsenal?

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang with his LamborghiniDortmund draw a blank without dropped Arsenal linked AubameyangBerlin, Germany | AFP | Borussia Dortmund missed the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Sunday after a 0-0 home draw with Wolfsburg without the dropped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Before kick-off, Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger revealed he took a dim view of Aubameyang missing a team meeting on Saturday and threw the top-scorer out of the squad.Dortmund’s attack struggled to finish in his absence, testing visiting goalkeeper Koen Casteel’s with only one of 19 attempts on goal.“There are rules which apply to every player, regardless of how many goals they score, and it was a logical step,” said Dortmund keeper Roman Burki.“We missed his goals today, that was obvious, and we hope that we won’t be without him again for more games after another dumb mistake.”It is the third time Aubameyang has been disciplined by the club after an unauthorised video shoot at Dortmund’s training ground last November and a trip to Milan shortly before a Champions League game last season.In Aubameyang’s absence, 18-year-old Swedish striker Alexander Isak made only his third Bundesliga appearance up front having previously played just 13 minutes in the top flight.Isak clipped the post with a first-half shot while winger Andriy Yarmolenko howled in rage after firing wide.Dortmund kept up the pressure after the break when England Under-19 star Jadon Sancho, 17, — who also made only his third appearance in the Bundesliga — hit the post early in the second half.At the other end, Daniel Didavi fired at Burki in the first half while new signing Renato Steffen, recruited from Basel, was also denied after coming on with 25 minutes left.The result leaves Dortmund in the fourth and final Champions League spot, but only one point clear of Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Moenchengladbach, who had earlier fallen to a shock 2-1 defeat at bottom club Cologne. Cologne remain eight points from safety even after Terrode, who was making his club debut after signing from Stuttgart in December, reacted quickest in the box by firing home a loose ball with time almost up.The victory comes after the club’s new CEO Armin Veh told German daily Bild “no one believes that we’ll manage it”, in terms of Cologne’s survival chances.Danish defender Frederik Sorensen gave Cologne the lead against the run of play when he headed home a free-kick by Serbia midfielder Milos Jojic on 34 minutes.Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn somehow managed to keep Gladbach’s attack at bay as the visitors attacked in waves, with Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer and Belgian forward Thorgan Hazard both going close.The pressure paid off when the visitors drew level as Raffael pounced on a Horn save and fired home off the underside of the crossbar in the 69th minute, only for Terrode to strike with his last-gasp effort.On Saturday, RB Leipzig climbed to second in the table with a 3-1 win over Schalke after Liverpool-bound Naby Keita scored their opening goal.The Guinea midfielder has a contract to join Liverpool next season, but on Sunday Leipzig put out a statement insisting he will not be moving to Anfield this month, despite speculation he could make an early departure.Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are 13 points clear in the table after their 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, with Franck Ribery, James Rodriguez and Javi Martinez scoring the goals.Share on: WhatsApp New signing Simon Terodde hit a 95th-minute winner as Cologne made it two victories in a row, having gone winless for their first 16 games of the campaign.last_img read more


first_imgMarie Fleming and husband TomTHERE were emotional scenes today at the funeral of Donegal native Marie Fleming, the multiple sclerosis suffer who had campaigned for the right to die at a time of her choosing.Ms Fleming passed away last week, months after losing her legal bid to change the law here.But her partner Tom Curran told mourners at her funeral in Avoca, Co Wicklow, that Marie loved life. He said she was a unique, beautiful person who “had strength and determination beyond belief.”Mr Curran said caring for his partner for the last two decades was the most important thing he ever did in his life.She is survived by her children Corinna and Simon and stepson David, as well as two brothers, a sister and grandchildren.Corinna read a letter that her mother had written for the service. In the letter Marie thanked her legal team, saying it was better to have tried and failed then not to have tried at all.In a message for Tom, she had written: “Thank you for loving me, caring for me.” HEARTACHE AT FUNERAL OF DONEGAL RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER MARIE was last modified: December 22nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AvocadonegalMARIE FLEMINGMSTom CurranWicklowlast_img read more

UCT in world top 100 subject ranking

first_img10 May 2013South Africa’s University of Cape Town was ranked in the top 100 of universities around the world for eight of its subject areas, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, released on Wednesday.It ranked 32 for education and training, and was also included in the top 100 for earth and marine sciences, politics, psychology, law and legal studies, history and archaeology, geography and English language and literature.“Regarded as one of Africa’s leading universities, UCT’s consistent performance in world ranking systems speaks to the university’s commitment to quality research as well as first-rate higher education,” UCT said in a statement.The latest QS World University Ranking by subject is the third edition of the study and evaluated 2 858 universities around the world, ranking 678 of these.Nineteen of UCT’S subjects were included in the 30-subject ranking, with agriculture, civil engineering and politics being rated for the first time.“The methodology of the QS survey relies heavily on a global survey of what academics and employers think of a particular university,” said UCT’s deputy vice chancellor, Danie Visser.“It is most pleasing that UCT has registered sufficiently internationally to be placed in the top 100 in no fewer than eight areas and in the top 200 in 19 different areas.”QS Surveys also look at citations per faculty, staff-student ratio and the degree of internationalisation by the proportion of international students and faculty.“Since UCT’s research impact is above the world average in many areas and because we have a very good proportion of international students, these indicators would tend to boost our scores,” Visser said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Popp wins Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Victoria Popp of Cincinnati is the winner of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet competition. She won the contest final round held Feb. 1 during the YAP Winter Leadership Experience in Columbus.Listen to Popp’s comments after her win. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Discussion Meet tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. It’s  designed for young ag professionals to work together find solutions around issues facing agriculture today.Popp is a Clermont County Farm Bureau member, is a current participant in Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Class X leadership development program and is active in Young Ag Professionals. She manages the young, small and beginning farmer program for Farm Credit Mid-America.She receives a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance, an expense-paid trip to OFBF Annual Meeting in December 2019 and an expense-paid trip to represent Ohio at the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, in January 2020. The three other Discussion Meet finalists were Andrew “Dewey” Mann of Ashville, Jeremy Trester of Bethel and Michaela Wright of Arcanum.The Young Ag Professionals program provides leadership development and professional growth opportunities for Farm Bureau members who are age 18-35. The program hosts the Winter Leadership Conference, a Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience and conducts the Outstanding Young Farmer, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet contests. Learn more about the program at read more

ElephantDB, a Distributed Database for Working with Hadoop

first_imgWe first told you about ElephantDB earlier this year in our article Secrets of BackType’s Data Engineers. But we didn’t link to the GitHub repo, which has been making rounds in the blogosphere for the past couple days.As a refresher, ElephantDB is an distributed database created by BackType to export data from Hadoop and serve it into analytics applications, APIs, etc.A bit more detail from the ReadMe:ElephantDB is a database that specializes in exporting key/value data from Hadoop. ElephantDB is composed of two components. The first is a library that is used in MapReduce jobs for creating an indexed key/value dataset that is stored on a distributed filesystem. The second component is a daemon that can download a subset of a dataset and serve it in a read-only, random-access fashion. A group of machines working together to serve a full dataset is called a ring.Since ElephantDB server doesn’t support random writes, it is almost laughingly simple. Once the server loads up its subset of the data, it does very little. This leads to ElephantDB being rock-solid in production, since there’s almost no moving parts.ElephantDB server has a Thrift interface, so any language can make reads from it. The database itself is implemented in Clojure.An ElephantDB datastore contains a fixed number of shards of a “Local Persistence”. ElephantDB’s local persistence engine is pluggable, and ElephantDB comes bundled with a local persistence implementation for Berkeley DB Java Edition. On the MapReduce side, each reducer creates or updates a single shard into the DFS, and on the server side, each server serves a subset of the shards.Also of note is Cascalog, a programming language derived from Clojure for working with Hadoop. klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Tags:#hack#Tools center_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more