Tagged with: corporate Events Mountain Warehouse offers £5,000 for charity in outdoor event competition Howard Lake | 3 July 2013 | News 66 total views, 1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse is offering a prize of £5,000 to charity for the individual who wins their Outdoor Challenge this year.To enter the competition individuals have to be taking part in an outdoor challenge during 2013. This could be a sponsored walk, run, cycle, expedition or similar endeavour.They are invited to share their story, which will be displayed on the Mountain Warehouse website, and the public will then vote for the winner. Advertisement Mark Neale, founder of Mountain Warehouse, said: “We are inundated with sponsorship requests and stories about people attempting these fantastic expeditions and challenges to raise money for charity. We wanted the opportunity to share their stories, get the public involved and give something back to these very worthwhile causes.”As well as offering a £5,000 prize to one charity, Mountain Warehouse is giving all entrants 20% off their next purchase at Mountain Warehouse, to help them prepare for their challenge.The company has also teamed up with online fundraising platform JustGiving to promote the Charity Challenge to their network of individual fundraisers.Entries must be submitted by 19 August 2103. Voting on individuals’ stories will be open until 31 August 2013. The top 10 entries based on the public vote will then be featured as a shortlist on the competition page for further voting.All 158 Mountain Warehouse stores nationwide will be supporting the appeal with promotional flyers and QR codes.
SHARE Previous articleDairy Production the Topic of Indiana Farm Bureau’s 2021 Book of the YearNext articleSyngenta Experts Share Crop Management Advice to Prepare Growers for 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation By American Farm Bureau Federation – Dec 17, 2020 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it will leave the monarch butterfly off the endangered species list. The Service issued a “warranted but precluded” decision, which means the monarch will be considered a candidate species for now. The Service will continue to study the species and review its candidacy for listing on an annual basis.“America’s farmers welcome the U.S. Fish and Wildlife decision to continue monitoring the health of the monarch butterfly population,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “Preserving natural surroundings for America’s wildlife has long been a priority for America’s farmers and ranchers. More than 140 million privately owned farm and ranch acres are enrolled in voluntary conservation programs, providing habitats for countless animals and insects, including the monarch. Farm Bureaus across the country have been involved with state and regional planning efforts for the monarch – joining forces with the energy and utility sectors, those who manage natural areas, and our urban hubs across the country – to meet ambitious goals for the species. The warranted but precluded decision will give all stakeholders time to continue conservation and research efforts.”More than half a million acres alone are currently set aside specifically to provide habitat benefits to bees and butterflies. Farm Bureaus across the country have played an important role in education and outreach that has led to increased habitat across the monarch flyway.AFBF is also a member of “Farmers for Monarchs,” which is committed to protecting the butterfly population through voluntary efforts to restore and enhance habitats. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Farm Bureau Welcomes Continued Monitoring of Monarch Butterfly Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Welcomes Continued Monitoring of Monarch Butterfly
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals has elected Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel, of Spirit Lake, as the court’s chief judge.Vogel has served on the court since 1996 and is the ninth chief judge since the state legislature established the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1976. She replaces Chief Judge David Danilson, who recently retired.Vogel was born in Rockford, Illinois, and graduated cum laude from Rockford College in 1971 and Drake University Law School in 1983. Following law school, she worked in private practice in Knoxville.Vogel is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Judges Association and was instrumental in developing rules to expedite appeals in child dependency cases. She currently serves as co-chair of the Judicial Technology Committee.
Bulgaria 0 France 1: Matuidi goal keeps Les Bleus’ World Cup bid on track Guy Atkinson 04:38 10/8/17 Getty Images Didier Deschamps’ France side barely had to get out of second gear to edge past Bulgaria and leapfrog Sweden at the top of Group A. France took a huge step towards World Cup qualification with an uninspired 1-0 victory over Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.The win sends them back to the summit of Group A and secures at the very least a play-off spot, but they go into Tuesday’s home game against Belarus knowing three points will confirm their place in Russia next year.The game’s only goal came in just the third minute as Blaise Matuidi thumped in from close range, with Antoine Griezmann and Corentin Tolisso missing chances to extend the lead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The only downside on a comfortable evening for Didier Deschamps was the first-half withdrawal of N’Golo Kante, who picked up a hamstring strain.The defeat ends Bulgaria’s slim hopes of grabbing a play-off berth and they will be left to rue a first-half miss from Spas Delev, which would have pulled them [email protected] pic.twitter.com/Ry9G7vjZXQ— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) October 7, 2017France’s rich array of attacking talent wasted little time in stamping their authority on the game, combining in sublime style to open the scoring inside just three minutes. Lucas Digne played an incisive ball into the feet of Griezmann and the Atletico Madrid star cleverly teed up Matuidi, who powerfully slotted into the far top corner from an acute angle.The visitors nearly scored a second after 15 minutes when Kylian Mbappe demonstrated his breathtaking speed to burst past Nikolay Bodurov, forcing Plamen Iliev into a smart save.Tolisso then drilled a shot narrowly wide from distance before Griezmann flashed a half-volley agonisingly past Iliev’s post as Deschamps’ side threatened to run riot.Bulgaria had to wait until the 36th minute for their first sight of goal and only a miraculous save from Hugo Lloris denied them a leveller.The goalkeeper’s initial fumble from Todor Nedelev’s long-range shot allowed Spas Delev an unmarked header from close range, but the Tottenham star redeemed himself in spectacular fashion to acrobatically claw away the striker’s effort.Clearly content to settle for a 1-0 win, France offered nothing in the way of attacking intent in the second half.Their approach was best summed up with five minutes to go when substitute Olivier Giroud opted to run the ball into the corner instead of attempting a shot on goal from an inviting position. read more
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Mick Cronin of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at BB&T Arena on February 25, 2018 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Yesterday, actress and Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd took to Facebook to apologize to Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis on behalf of her fellow Wildcat fans for the offensive and racist remarks sent to him following the teams’ Round of 32 game. Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin was quick to accept Judd’s apology via Twitter, but he also added an interesting little note at the end of his second tweet.Thank U to @ashleyjudd for her kind words for Octavious. Te’ is a “Great”young man to those of us that actually know him.— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 24, 2015My advice to Ms Judd..Ignore ignorance…And I’m divorced as well (just sayin)— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 24, 2015Was Cronin trying to relate to Judd, or was the Bearcats’ coach hitting on her? We can’t be totally sure, but Cincinnati and Lexington are only about 83 miles apart…
APTN National NewsThe Yukon Supreme Court is hearing a judicial review into the inquest for Raymond Silverfox.The 2010 inquest ruled he died from natural causes, even though he lay in vomit and feces for more than 13 hours in a Whitehorse police cell.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is sacked by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Dwight Freeney (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) If it comes to that, though, then the future Hall of Famer with 119.5 career sacks to his credit could end up providing good value for a team looking for a pass rusher as well as veteran leadership. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After the Cardinals were eliminated in the NFC Championship Game, Freeney reflected on the season and admitted he was not sure if he would continue his career next season.“We’ll see what happens,” he said. “I like to give it like a month or so to really kind of like let whatever emotions kind of die down, whether angry or whatever, and try to make that decision, what’s best for me and my family.”If the linebacker decides he’s not done just yet, according to Sam Monson in an ESPN Insider piece, he will be one of the top 10 sleeper free agents for 2016.Believe it or not, Freeney’s spin move still has juice. About to turn 36, Feeney is a short-term rental for somebody, but if your team is struggling to generate pressure on defense, Freeney is well capable of playing 300-plus snaps and providing a guaranteed level of pressure. He had 36 pressures in just 264 snaps this season.When discussing his future last month, Freeney said Arizona is “like another home for me,” and noted how if he does return, he would like to be back with the Cardinals. But, the veteran of 14 NFL seasons played with three different teams understands that it is possible if he does play, it will have to be with a different team. When the 2015 NFL season began, Dwight Freeney was a man without a team.The 35-year-old was coming off a season in which he tallied 3.5 sacks in 16 games for the San Diego Chargers, which no doubt helped keep demand for his services down. At the same time, the veteran was also not going to sign with just any team, preferring instead to land with a contender if he was to play another season.As the story goes, Freeney signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals in mid-October, and went on to record a team-leading eight sacks to go along with eight QB pressures and seven QB hits in 11 games with the team. He added another sack, four QB pressures and one QB hit in two playoff games, and in the process showed he still had something left in the tank. Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of The Grand Mansion, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanjing, in the capital of China’s Jiangsu province.Marking the brand’s seventh hotel in China, The Grand Mansion joins a portfolio that includes The Azure Qiantang in Hangzhou, The Castle Hotel in Dalian, Twelve at Hengshan and The Hongta Hotel in Shanghai, The Royal Begonia in Sanya and the legendary Astor Hotel in Tianjin.“The rapid growth of The Luxury Collection brand in China reflects a robust demand for high-end hospitality from an increasingly affluent market, where domestic travel continues to thrive,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled to debut The Grand Mansion – a hotel that is at once a portal to the rich cultural heritage of Nanjing and a gateway to experience the city’s contemporary art, design and cuisine.”The Grand Mansion features 158 guestrooms, including 15 suites and a Presidential Suite. Led by I.M. Pei Architects with HBA Interior Design, the hotel’s design draws inspiration from Nanjing’s time as the nation’s capital during its Ming-dynasty apogee and then again as the capital of the Republic of China in the early 20th century.As part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, The Grand Mansion offers The Luxury Collection Concierge service. Each concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert.
Go back to the e-newsletterDelta has reached an agreement with Airbus to acquire 37 additional A321s as part of its efforts to renew its narrowbody fleet. The fuel-efficient A321s will replace older-generation jets, including the MD-88.The agreement follows an announcement Thursday that Delta would become the US launch customer for Bombardier’s C-Series small narrowbody aircraft.“The Airbus A320 family of aircraft continues to be a cost-efficient, reliable and customer-pleasing mainstay of our narrowbody fleet,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s Incoming Chief Executive. “The order for the A321s is an opportunistic fleet move that enables us to produce strong returns and cost-effectively accelerate the retirement of Delta’s 116 MD-88s in a capital efficient manner.”The additional Airbus A321s, which are being acquired near the end of the model’s production cycle, increases Delta’s A321 fleet to 82 and is consistent with the company’s previously announced domestic fleet plan. Delta is focused on reshaping its narrowbody fleet with customer-focused aircraft that offer lower operating costs and better fuel efficiency. The 37 aircraft will be delivered concurrently with existing A321 orders through 2019.These transactions are part of Delta’s broader fleet strategy allowing the company to achieve its long-term financial targets, including 15 per cent EPS growth and generation of $4-5 billion in free cash flow annually, while replacing 20 percent of its mainline narrowbody fleet over the next five years.Delta’s A321s will feature an all-new interior with cabin elements including high-capacity overhead bins, the latest in inflight entertainment, full spectrum LED ambient lighting, standard 110v power available at every row, as well as in-flight Wi-Fi and Delta Studio. The A321s will also feature wingtip Sharklets, which will provide up to four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency.The additional Airbus 321s will join 126 A320 Family aircraft—featuring CFM56 engines—already flying in Delta’s fleet. The airline took delivery of its first A321 in March with the inaugural flight scheduled to depart Monday 2 May between Atlanta and Orlando, Fla.“Delta is an industry leader in many ways, not the least of which is contributing to the trend toward larger, more fuel-efficient aircraft for their single-aisle fleet,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “The A320 Family continues to be the backbone of every airline in the world that is paying attention to what their passengers want and their investors need. In 2015, nearly 40 percent of our A320 Family deliveries were A321s, up some 10 percent from the previous year. Our customers, like Delta, know where to find the best comfort, economy and reliability.”Go back to the e-newsletter