16 Jun
2021

Brewery raises £22,000 for Macmillan, its charity of the year

first_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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 May 2004 | News Brewery raises £22,000 for Macmillan, its charity of the year Tagged with: Events Research / statistics  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jennings Brewery employees and pub staff and regulars across the North of England helped raise more than £22,000 for Macmillan Cancer Relief as part of the company’s 175th anniversary celebrations.The charity was chosen as the company’s charity of the year for 2003 but money is still coming in. Staff fundraising activities included a sponsored barrel push, climbing 175 peaks of Britain’s highest mountains, and the creation and merchandising of a nude staff calendar a la Calendar Girls.While national and international companies are often top of the list for corporate fundraisers, there are many other local and regional companies that run charity of the year programmes that are worth approaching. Advertisementlast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Give closed garda stations back to community

first_imgEmail by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Garda stations should be given back to the communities they served and not be sold off for “paltry sums”, according to a county Limerick barrister and local election candidate.Independent candidate for Limerick west, Emmett O’Brien said Garda Stations were like post offices and the Government should stop its assault on rural Ireland and offer them to community organisations for local activities until such time as they are re-opened for their intended use.The former Fianna Fáil national executive member said on his canvass in the Askeaton, Kilcornan and Adare areas he was alarmed at the amount of people asking why Askeaton Garda station was now only open for an hour a day.“It was totally wrong that Askeaton Garda station, serving such a large area, was reduced from a Garda district headquarters to a Garda station with no appointed sergeant. We led a successful campaign to keep Pallaskenry Garda station open and this was achieved by a strong community campaign”.He added that the people in the Askeaton area needed a strong Garda presence as there had been a spate of burglaries in the area in recent weeks and the elderly are living in fear.“The decline of rural Ireland is worrying. In Limerick alone, 11 banks, 116 pubs and 6 Garda stations have closed since 2008. We need active voices in our communities to stop this decline.“I have seen the loss of vibrancy in our communities. The feeling on the ground continues to be disappointment with the main political parties and the people are looking for an alternative”, he declared. Print Twitter TAGSgarda stationsjusticeMusic Limerickshatter Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsCommunityCrime & CourtGive closed garda stations back to communityBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2014 1175 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedincenter_img Facebook Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick roller girls get Ireland’s callNext articleSearch to resume for missing county Limerick woman Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

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19 Oct
2020

UK PM gives October 15 deadline for Brexit deal

first_img“So, there is no sense in thinking beyond that point. If we can’t agree by then, then I do not see that there will be a free trade agreement between us.”Should that happen, Britain will have an “Australia-style” deal with the EU or one similar to that agreed with Canada and other countries, he said.Australia trades with the EU under World Trade Organization rules and tariffs. But Johnson, whose government had said it wanted a “zero tariff, zero quota” regime, insisted it would still be a “good outcome” for Britain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given an October 15 deadline for a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, brushing off fears about “no-deal” chaos if talks fail.The eighth round of negotiations resume in London this week, with both sides talking increasingly tough, amid accusations of intransigence and political brinkmanship.The UK’s chief negotiator, David Frost, did little to raise expectations about a breakthrough, promising no compromise on London’s red lines, in a rare newspaper interview published on Sunday. Topics : His EU opposite number, Michel Barnier, this week said the talks stood or failed on the need to get an accord on EU access to UK fishing waters and state aid rules, but Britain was giving no ground.Brussels has already indicated that mid-October was the latest a deal could be struck, given the need for translation and ratification by the European Parliament.Despite months of refusing to confirm a firm cut-off date, Johnson agreed.”There needs to be an agreement with our European friends by the time of the European Council on October 15 if it’s going to be in force by the end of the year,” he said in remarks released by his office.center_img ‘Full control’ Britain remains bound by EU rules while it tries to thrash out new terms of its relationship.The talks, which were on a tight timetable even before disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, have stalled, notably because of wrangling over fishing rights and fair competition rules.Johnson did not rule out a deal altogether and vowed to work hard this month to achieve one. But he pledged Britain “will be ready” if talks break down.”We will have full control over our laws, our rules, and our fishing waters,” he promised. “We will have the freedom to do trade deals with every country in the world. And we will prosper mightily as a result.”We will of course always be ready to talk to our EU friends even in these circumstances.”Our door will never be closed and we will trade as friends and partners –- but without a free-trade agreement.” Door open Johnson’s warning will likely compound criticisms from British pro-EU “remainers” that his ruling Conservative government envisaged a “no-deal” scenario all along, despite claiming the contrary.”Brexiteers” had promised that securing a deal with Britain’s biggest trading partner would be straightforward and rejected criticism that unraveling nearly 50 years of ties with Europe would be lengthy and even impossible.Britain formally left the 27-member bloc on January 31 — nearly four years after a divisive referendum that crippled the country politically and saw two prime ministers resign.Johnson, who took over after Theresa May repeatedly failed to get her Brexit divorce deal through parliament, promised Britain’s borders and ports will be ready for when the so-called transition period comes to an end on December 31.Meanwhile, media reports said Johnson was also planning new UK legislation that would override parts of the withdrawal agreement made with the EU last year and ratified in January.According to The Financial Times, which cited three people close to the plans, the bill would undermine agreements relating to Northern Ireland customs and state aid.A government spokesperson told the newspaper it was “working hard to resolve outstanding issues” with the Northern Ireland protocol, which was negotiated as part of the deal in order to keep the Irish border open.last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Women of Troy squander opportunities in weekend losses

first_imgUSC suffered two heartbreaking comeback losses this weekend to Duke and San Diego, extending their losing streak to three games after starting the season with two victories.The 2-1 loss against the Toreros (3-3-0) on Sunday shocked and disappointed USC coach Ali Khosroshahin, who expected a better effort from his squad after a promising performance against No. 4 Duke (6-1-0) on Friday.“We needed to do better,” Khosroshahin said. “Duke is a top-5 program, and [San Diego] is a team that is battling to survive like we are.”The Women of Troy, who have focused on “winning the first five minutes” of each match this season, came out of the gates strong against the Toreros.In the eighth minute, junior midfielder Jordan Marada took a long shot from the left corner of the box that ricocheted in off the right post and into the net to put the Women of Troy up 1-0.USC would receive another golden opportunity to score just a few minutes later when the Toreros committed a handball in the box. In response San Diego keeper McKenna Tollack made one of her seven saves on the ensuing penalty kick, guessing correctly on senior Samantha Johnson’s attempt to keep her team’s deficit at one goal.In the 22nd minute, San Diego’s Sierra Ferreira found the equalizer on a centering pass deep in USC territory.The score held at 1-1 until the 70th minute, when the Toreros closely replicated their first goal on a boot by Mariah Butera.USC desperately tried to break through again, but despite outshooting San Diego 21-8, the Women of Troy failed to find the back of the net before time ran out.“We made some mental errors,” said goalie Caroline Stanley. “We feel disappointed today because we feel like we had it in our grasp and we kind of let it go.”The Women of Troy (2-3-0) followed a similar script against the Blue Devils on Friday, scoring an early goal before surrendering two scores in the second half.In the sixth minute, Marada blasted a corner kick into the box that found the foot of sophomore midfielder Alex Quincey, who tapped it in for a 1-0 lead against the top-ranked opponent USC had faced this season.The Women of Troy kept the lead through halftime, but the Blue Devils picked up the offensive pressure as soon as the second half began.In the 63rd minute, Laura Weinberg sent in a cross from the left side that Kim DeCesare knocked in to tie it up.Duke rallied for the go-ahead goal just moments later in the 70th minute. Weinberg sent in a corner kick to Gilda Doria at the near post, who flicked a header back to the far post that DeCesare netted for her second goal of the day.Duke goalie Tara Campbell made three big saves in the waning moments that clinched it for the Blue Devils.Despite disappointing losses they suffered this weekend, the Women of Troy are said they staying positive and viewing the setbacks as bumps in the road that young teams have to experience.“I think we started the game really well,” said junior defender Elizabeth Eddy. “Going forward, we just need to maintain that high energy throughout the second half.”“We’ve faced a lot of adversity, and it’s going to get easier,” Stanley said. “We have to remember that obstacles are stepping stones and not stumbling blocks.”The Women of Troy return to action next Sunday on the road against Cal-State Northridge (3-1-1).last_img read more

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30 Aug
2020

FSB boosts platform content & data dynamics with Racing Post partnership

first_img Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Updating the market, industry bespoke betting platform provider FSB Technology (FSB) has announced that it will make Racing Post content and data available to its customer base.Moving forward Racing Post content will be published across FSB platforms, giving client users the most in-depth and informative data for UK and Irish horseracing as well as greyhounds.FSB development detailed that its Racing Post content/data partnership would post its client racing offerings across its portfolio.FSB platform operators will now be able to offer bespoke sites to their customers and have full control of the layout via their unique content management system.FSB Technology’s Business Development Director, Richard Thorp, commented on the racing enhancement: “We are thrilled to confirm this partnership, by integrating content from Racing Post, the recognised authority on racing and betting. We are enhancing our product offering to our existing and future clients, helping them to drive revenue.”Backing the partnership, Eugene Delaney, Racing Post Head of B2B, said: “We’re delighted to team up with FSB Technology, who have set the pace in terms of innovation and customer service when it comes to supplying simplified end-to-end betting platforms. We’re very much looking forward to working with them and their partners.” Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

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27 Aug
2020

Warriors sweep aside Cavs to capture third NBA title in four seasons

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors earned their third NBA title in four seasons after completing a comprehensive 4-0 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.Coach Steve Kerr described the triumph as “the hardest so far” but his Warriors side routed the Cavs 108-84 to prevail in the fourth consecutive finals meeting between the teams.Stephen Curry scored 37 points for the Warriors, while LeBron James claimed 23 in what could be his final Cavs game.James is a free agent next month.The 33-year-old American, playing in his eighth consecutive finals, said he had “no idea at this point” about his future and would consider the decision with his family.’We just know how to win’The win added to the Golden State Warriors’ victories in 2015 and 2017 and was the first finals clean sweep since the Cavs were demolished by San Antonio Spurs in 2007. It was the second time the Warriors have secured the championship in Cleveland during Kerr’s four-year tenure.”I remember sitting in this room three years ago and it seemed like a dream. This feels like reality,” Kerr said. “I hope that doesn’t sound arrogant. It’s just the talent we have and the experience we’ve gained.”A James slam dunk had Cleveland ahead 39-38 halfway through the second quarter, but Golden State responded to lead 61-52 at half-time and eased to victory from there.”We just know how to win,” said Curry. “We keep waking up every day and trying to get better and we end up here. We can’t get enough of this feeling.”Wherever that puts us in the conversation in the history of the NBA or being a dynasty… we’ll have plenty of time to discuss that later. We want to keep this thing going as long as we can.” Curry top scored but it was Kevin Durant who was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row, adding 20 points, 12 rebounds and a post-season career high of 10 assists.It was the 28th consecutive play-off game in which he has scored at least 20 points.”They have five guys on the floor that can dribble, pass and shoot,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. “Even when you do defend them well, they’ve got guys like Steph and KD who can make unbelievable shots.”‘Broken hand was self-inflicted’ – LeBronWhile Golden State are building one of the great basketball dynasties, Cleveland’s future is clouded by uncertainty.James, widely regarded as the greatest player of his generation, is expected to leave for a second time, having returned to the franchise in 2014 after departing for Miami four years earlier. The three-time champion revealed he had played the last three matches with a broken right hand, sustained after he scored his best play-off points haul of 51 in the opener.The Cavs’ talisman reportedly suffered the injury after punching a blackboard in frustration after his side spurned an opportunity to win in the final seconds.”It was self-inflicted,” he said. “I was very emotional for a lot of different reasons and I let that get the best of me.”On the night, James top scored for his side and left to a standing ovation after playing 41 of the game’s first 44 minutes, but it was his least productive performance of the series.”To be the best player in the world and to give everything you’ve got in your 15th season, play all 82 games and carry this team the way he did is a testament to his character,” Lue said. “He’s a bad boy and I love having him on our team. He fights and competes to the end. Sometimes you can give everything you’ve got and still come up short.”I hope he stays. But after a game like that I’m not in any position to talk about that.”last_img read more

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