Pound coin keyring to raise funds for hospice

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Guildford charity has started selling a key ring that doubles as a £1 coin holder, ideal for shopping trolleys or lockers.CHASE Children’s Hospice Service in Guildford hope that their new keyring will prove useful to people who arrive at the supermarket or gym and can’t find a £1 coin to put in the shopping trolley slot or to access the lockers.The key ring is on sale from CHASE’s head office and by mail order at £2, which includes postage and packing. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 June 2003 | News Tagged with: Promotional Trading It was manufactured by Elle Publishing Limited of Covent Garden, London.center_img Pound coin keyring to raise funds for hospice  63 total views,  2 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.last_img read more

Mass pressure cancels fascist speaker

first_imgJames O’Keefe, a fascist provocateur fueled by the Trump regime, was scheduled to speak at Columbia University on Oct. 10. Rumors had been flying for a while that the College Republicans wanted to host him. However, the official date for his appearance was announced only five days before the event. This seems to have been done to give protesters as little time as possible to organize.Despite this move, flyers calling for a protest appeared on campus, but four days after the event was announced, O’Keefe appearance was cancelled. This was a victory and a testament to the strength of anti-fascist organizing on the Columbia campus.After Trump’s election, college campuses became a battleground in the struggle against fascism. Across the U.S., far-right groups, in an attempt to normalize fascist ideas, tried to host speakers on college campuses under the guise of “free speech.”The invitation to O’Keefe by the university’s College Republicans was part of this project. The groups had already showed their fascist colors last year when they invited Tommy Robinson and Mike Cernovich to campus. These men are notorious for their white supremacist, male supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish views. O’Keefe is no different.O’Keefe’s organization, Project Veritas, claims it is dedicated to exposing corruption and misconduct in public and private institutions. But all his targets just happen to work for the benefit of working-class and oppressed people. Some of these include Planned Parenthood, ACORN and the New Jersey Teachers Union. In 2017, O’Keefe also played a role in the frame-up of left-wing activists who protested Trump’s inauguration.The fascist campaign to make beachheads on U.S. university campuses now appears to be failing. From California and Washington state to Michigan and New York state, fascist speakers have faced mass resistance from campus communities. Last year at Columbia, hundreds came out to protest Robinson and Cernovich. Today, a fascist speaker didn’t even show up.The anti-fascist movement, however, cannot rest on its laurels. The university is just one front while fascist organizing continues. As anti-fascists were celebrating O’Keefe’s cancellation, three left-wing activists were attacked in Manhattan on Oct. 12 by members of the Proud Boys, a fascist street gang.Wherever they are, fascists must be stopped.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Did You Know Farmers Have Super Powers?

first_img Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Did You Know Farmers Have Super Powers? Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Home Commentary Did You Know Farmers Have Super Powers? Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Man Standing by Bale of Hay Facebook Twitter SHARE All quotes are delayed snapshots By Gary Truitt – Jul 25, 2016 center_img How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Facebook Twitter Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 SHARE Previous articleMexican Ethanol Producers Set Sights on SorghumNext articleAgriculture Will Do Well in Governor’s Race Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR If you want to make it in this world, you need to have superpowers. Just scan the bestselling movies; most have characters with supernatural powers.  The most popular television shows and cartoons have themes that involve superpowers.  Once only found in comics, the superhero with superpowers is everywhere. In August, thousands of adults from across the country will come to Indianapolis for Gen Con, a gaming convention that will feature many characters with superpowers. While all this is fantasy, there are real people with superpowers who use amazing technology to save the world.Yet, sadly, most people don’t realize that farmers are superheroes with amazing powers. This is due, in part, to the fact that farmers use their superpowers in fields and feedlots far from large urban areas and most people can’t see their work.  They also don’t wear bright colored tights and masks. Another issue is that the amazing task of producing food does not involve explosions, fireballs, and mushroom clouds. Yet, despite these drawbacks, farmers perform many of the same feats as the most popular superheroes.A farmer puts a seed in the ground and, with water, solar energy, and some special super-powered fertilizer, produces edible food. A dairy farmer uses robots to milk his cows, science to pasteurize the milk and keep it safe, and chemistry to transform the milk into things like cheese, ice cream, and even an edible living organism called yogurt. The Transformers can’t do that.Corn and soybean farmers use robots, satellites in space, and drones to detect weeds, diseases, and evil crop-munching insects in their fields, all from their smartphones. That is definitely more impressive than all those Pokemon Go players.   Horrific-looking supermonsters are good at destroying life and wrecking cities.  Farmers, on the other hand, oversee the creation of life and make improvements to our environment and eco-system.A recent Reuters survey indicated that more than half the drivers questioned said they are unfamiliar with ethanol. Many consumers are unaware that all gasoline contains a ten percent blend of ethanol, another superpower that farmers have: producing fuel at the same time they are producing food.Most superheroes are motivated by a noble desire to save the world and to fight crime and evil. Likewise, most farmers are motivated by a desire to feed the world. While saving the planet from imaginary aliens or mutants makes for great entertainment, the task of feeding the world is real and vital for our continued existence. Perhaps if farmers started wearing colored tights and masks and shooting off fireworks in their fields, people might pay more attention to the superpowers at work in American agriculture.By Gary Truitt STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to Grow

first_img Facebook Twitter Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to Grow Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to GrowThe Indiana State Department of Agriculture recently released a new strategy for the hardwoods industry in the state to expand current and attract new wood processing facilities. ISDA Director Bruce Kettler told HAT that the hardwoods industry is over a $10 billion industry in Indiana, but he believes there is still opportunity to grow that figure.“We’re just simply exporting logs; whole logs. We’re exporting the whole logs overseas in many cases. So, really part of what got us thinking about what we want to do with the strategy is are there ways to add value to those logs here in Indiana?”Kettler added that exporting in that manner isn’t bad. In fact, it’s great for the companies that are able to do so, especially right now with the trade climate as it is with China, the largest importer of Indiana hardwoods. But there’s more that can be done here.“We want to look at ways to try to add value to those logs here. If that’s minimal processing or a lot of processing. No matter what we do, if we’re adding value here, that keeps the jobs, and it keeps the money here in the state.”Kettler says that the release of the strategy has certainly sparked the conversation and progress is being made already.“We have had a number of inquiries about that. The other thing I think it does is it opens up people to get involved in the economic development sectors in those counties where they’re starting to look and say, ‘Okay- maybe we’ve looked past a sector and haven’t thought about a sector that might be able to be part of our economic development in a local community either in a county or a group of counties.’ So, we’ve had a lot of people that are inquiring to know what those assets look like.” By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 25, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFlood Damages Now Estimated at $3 BillionNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Marks 100th, Positions for Next 100 Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to Grow SHARElast_img read more

Men’s Basketball makes statement in Los Angeles, dominates USC 96-61

first_imgDespite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. The Horned Frogs dominated USC on both sides Friday night. Photo courtesy: Melissa B. Triebwasser Colin Post ReddIt + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt printThe Horned Frogs dominated USC on both sides Friday night. Photo courtesy: Melissa B. TriebwasserTCU men’s basketball had six players score in double figures as they routed USC at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in Los Angeles, 96-61.Point guard Alex Robinson, the nation’s assist leader, finished the game with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and eight assists and earned the Most Outstanding Player award for the game. The senior also eclipsed 1000 points on his career in the game.Guard Alex Robinson Jr. passed the 1000 career points mark in the win against USC. (Photo by Sharon Ellman)While the Trojans held their own for almost fifteen minutes of play, by halftime, it was clear that the Horned Frogs were not looking back.Topped off by a halftime buzzer beater by guard Jaylen Fisher, TCU finished the half on a 16-2 run, giving them a 46-26 lead.Fisher scored all of his 15 points for the game in the first half, tying a career-high with five made three-pointers.Guard Jaylen Fisher tied a career-high with five made threes against the Trojans. (Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto)The junior out of Memphis, Tennessee, was a huge reason why the Horned Frogs shot 50 percent from the field in the contest and made a season-high 12 three-pointers.In the second half, every available TCU player entered the game and the Horned Frogs never led by less than 17 points.Forwards JD Miller and Kouat Noi poured in 14 points each, while guard Desmond Bane finished with 11.Forward JD Miller was one of six Horned Frogs in double figures in the blowout win. (Photo by Sharon Ellman)Center Kevin Samuel went a perfect 5-5 from the field, recording 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.On the defensive side, the Horned Frogs had held the Trojans to just 31.6 percent shooting from the field while also outrebounding them 41-33.The blowout win improves TCU to 7-1 on the season and 36-5 all-time against nonconference opponents in the Jamie Dixon era.After over a week off, TCU will return home on December 16 to play Indiana State. Tipoff in Schollmaier Arena is set for 4 p.m. Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Previous articleTips and tricks on how to manage stress during finalsNext articleDominant defense propels Women’s Basketball to fourth-straight win Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/last_img read more

Mom.

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. In very early 1964 on an Army base in Nuremberg, Germany (West Germany at the time), a young woman became a mother for the first time. The challenge was that her son was one month premature. The doctor’s reassured her and did everything they could to take care of this newborn. He spent time in an incubator, but eventually became healthy enough to head home.Read full article Previous Article Next Article Mom.Shared from missc on 8 May 2016 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.last_img read more

Mangino, Anthony J., 86 of Franklinville, NJ

first_imgMangino, Anthony J., 86 of Franklinville, NJ passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Genesis Health Care in Williamstown, NJ.Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was formerly of Marmora, NJ before moving to Franklinville, NJ in 2010.Mr. Mangino worked as a Laborer for the City of Philadelphia’s Court System and had worked as a stock man for GE in Philadelphia, PA.He was a member of Knights of Columbus Monsignor James J. Zegers, Council #9113 of Church of the Resurrection in Marmora, NJ.Surviving are four children, Helen A. Mangino of Sicklerville, NJ, Rita L. Byers (Joseph) of Franklinville, NJ, Margaret M. Kaplan (William) of Sicklerville, NJ, Anthony J. Mangino of Sicklerville, NJ and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Caroline Mangino, daughter Theresa Mangino and a brother, Armand Mangino.A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday morning, November 26, 2016 at 11 o’clock from The Church of the Resurrection of St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of mass. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Knights of Columbus Monsignor James J. Zegers, Council #9113, c/o St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, Marmora, NJ 08223.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Out of ‘the wolf’s mouth’

first_img Scholars at Risk network “The government wanted to release me if I left Cuba, but I refused,” said Olivera. “When I go back to Cuba, I know I’ll live with this sword of Damocles hanging over my head.”Olivera’s sentence hasn’t been commuted, and he hasn’t been pardoned. He follows in the footsteps of other writers who have suffered the wrath of their governments and have been hosted by the Harvard Department of Comparative Literature as scholars at risk. Among them are Iranian novelist Shahriar Mandanipour, Afghan writer Qais Akbar Omar, and Cambodian author Tararith Kho.Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities and co-chair of the Scholars at Risk Committee, welcomed Olivera, who came to Harvard with additional support from the Department of English.“He is a wonderful, warm, creative presence at Harvard,” said Greenblatt in an email, “and I feel — genuinely — that it is not we who are conferring a benefit upon him but rather he who is conferring a benefit upon all of us.”At Harvard, Olivera plans to devote his time to writing poetry and short fiction, both of which he discovered while serving his sentence in a high-security jail in Guantanamo province. From his cell, he could see the lights of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay.Olivera spent nine months of his prison time in solitary confinement, kept in a small walled-up cell with a hole in the ground for a toilet. To fight off the creeping feelings of loneliness that almost drove him mad, he read and wrote. “Literature was my refuge,” he said. Olivera has published four books of poetry and two collections of short stories, some of which have been translated into English, Italian, French, Polish, and Czech. His literary work addresses the life struggles of ordinary people in a state that stifles dissent.His placid days in Cambridge stand in stark contrast to the life he and his wife of 20 years, Nancy Alfaya, led in Havana, where they faced police harassment, surveillance, and “acts of repudiation,” in which groups of citizens affiliated with the government hurl verbal attacks against those they see as traitors and “counter-revolutionaries.”Such is the life of a dissident, said Olivera, whose father fought with Fidel Castro during the successful Cuban revolution but was later sent to prison after he became a critic of the regime. Raised in a family of modest means, Olivera went to Angola at age 19 as a Cuban soldier. After his return, he grew disenchanted with communism. In 1991, he tried to leave the island in a makeshift vessel but was caught by the authorities.Twelve years later, in 2003, a squad of plainclothes government agents entered his building in old Havana, ransacked his home, seized his books, his family photos, and his old Royal typewriter, and took him to jail.The couple now relish being strangers in a strange land, where nobody knows who they are. Alfaya is also a prominent activist for women’s rights and a member of “Ladies in White,” founded by wives and relatives of Cuban dissidents.The two enjoy long walks around Cambridge, trying foods that in Cuba only tourists can afford, such as salmon, grapes, and strawberries, and binging on unrestricted Internet, which is still illegal in private homes there. “Sometimes we don’t sleep because we’re surfing the Internet,” said an amused Alfaya.Said Olivera, “I feel like I’m in a movie.”It’s a movie whose ending is uncertain. He plans to go home, but he could be sent back to prison for all he knows, and although he said he holds no grudges against the Cuban government, he remains committed to his work to make Cuba a democratic society.“Life in Cuba offers neither hope nor future,” he said. “Only democracy offers the chance to hope for something better.” After working for a decade at the state-run television that endlessly exalted Cuba’s Communist government, journalist Jorge Olivera decided to burn the bridges behind him. He quit his job, and in 1993 sent his first dispatch to Radio Marti, the Miami-based station known for its opposition to the Castro regime, knowing all too well that his life would never be the same.“I knew I was putting my head into the wolf’s mouth,” Olivera said in Spanish during an interview. “But I couldn’t live a double life anymore. I was sick of the abyss between the official truth and the reality.”Olivera reported for the next decade on what he calls “the other side of Cuba,” with stories that disparaged the regime’s tight grip on Cubans’ everyday life. In response, he suffered a long string of retaliatory government attacks that culminated in his arrest in a 2003 crackdown known as the “Black Spring,” which imprisoned 75 alleged dissidents. Amnesty International described them as “prisoners of conscience.”Charged with producing “enemy propaganda,” Olivera was sentenced to 18 years in prison, but in 2004 was released on health grounds following international pressure. In 2009, he was invited to come to Harvard as a visiting writer through the Scholars at Risk program, but the Cuban government didn’t give him permission to travel and return to his homeland until last year, a result of the thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States. Program for imperiled scholars in peril Relatedlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s valedictorians reflect on college tenure

first_imgThree Saint Mary’s seniors will represent the Class of 2020 as valedictorians during the virtual commencement ceremony on May 16. Courtesy of Anna Bilse Biology major Anna Bilse is one of three valedictorians selected to represent the class of 2020 during Saturday’s virtual commencement ceremony. Courtesy of Sarah Hautzinger Sociology major Sarah Hautzinger is one of three valedictorians to be honored at Saturday’s virtual commencement ceremony.center_img Courtesy of Nicole Aggarwal Sociology and communication studies major Nicole Aggarwal is one of three valedictorians selected to represent the class of 2020.The three honorees are Nicole Aggarwal, Anna Bilse and Sarah Hautzinger. Aggarwal is a sociology and communication studies double major with a minor in gender and women’s studies, and Bilse is a biology major with a concentration in molecular/cell biology and a minor in dance. Hautzinger is also a sociology major with a concentration in criminology and a minor in psychology.All three recipients will be continuing their education after graduation. Aggarwal said she plans to attend University of Colorado Boulder to pursue a doctorate in sociology. Hautzinger said she will be attending law school at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, while Bilse will attend Elon University in North Carolina to pursue a master’s in physician assistant studies.Aggarwal learned of the possibility of receiving the honor at the end of her junior year.“I felt some pressure, but I didn’t care too much about the title,” Aggarwal said. “I thought ‘I’ve made it this far, I can continue to work hard to achieve the goal and finish what I started.’ It acted as a strong source of both pressure and motivation to finish the job and do the best work I can.”Bilse shared a similar sentiment of the title being an external motivator to continue the hard work. “I was sitting on my couch when I received that email and my jaw dropped, I was just floored and it made me feel so proud and validated for the hard work that I have done,” she said. “When I first came to school I came in with the mentality that I was going to try my best and I would be happy and proud with whatever that turned out to be. Learning I could potentially be a valedictorian fueled the fire in me to continue to work as hard as I could.”Hautzinger used the word “unforgettable” to describe her college experience. “It was truly the best experience I could have asked for,” she said. “I am a student ambassador for the Office of Admission so I get to give tours to prospective students, and I just love being able to share and tell [prospective students] how much I love Saint Mary’s and how much it means to me. I always say that you hear about this sisterhood and it sounds cliche and cheesy but it is 100 percent true — everyone has been so supportive and collaborative really creating an incredible undergraduate experience.”Bilse shared a similar sentiment that her opportunities and experiences were unique to Saint Mary’s. She said the experience was likely not something she would have received if she had gone anywhere else.For Aggarwal, her college experience was defined by the personalized attention she received in the classroom. Small class sizes allowed students to succeed and allowed for professors to get to know her and her passions, she said. “I just followed my majors where they took me, I had no idea what I was getting into but it shaped me into an academic, it has expanded my horizons and my opinions,” Aggarwal said. “I know who I know am now and that’s something I didn’t know four years ago when I stepped on campus.”Bilse advised current undergraduate students to stay true to themselves as they finish their degrees. “I started undergrad anxious and confused and by staying true to myself and choosing my path for myself it helped me to find who I was as an individual rather than grouping myself with a crowd,” Bilse said. “I think [staying true to yourself] is how you are able to be the best version of yourself and make the most out of this experience.” Tags: Anna Bilse, commencement 2020, Nicole Aggarwal, Sarah Hautzinger, valedictorianslast_img read more

Flavor of Georgia Deadline

first_imgThe competition for the University of Georgia’s 2017 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is coming together, but it’s not too late to enter.From specialty sweet treats to small-batch pork sausages or pimento cheese made from Grandma’s secret recipe, the Flavor of Georgia contest shines the spotlight on the state’s craft food scene.The registration deadline for this year’s contest is Thursday, Feb. 9. Finalists in each of the contest’s 13 categories will be announced Monday, Feb. 20, and product pitches and final judging will take place in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 21.The contest, in its second decade, serves as a springboard for food entrepreneurs by assisting them in testing new products, reaching a larger audience, helping craft brands break into new markets and expanding sales.”Flavor of Georgia participants tell us that the contest provides recognition, credibility and exposure for their products,” said Sharon P. Kane, a UGA food business development specialist and the contest’s coordinator. “It also provides a valuable resource for networking with other food entrepreneurs and industry experts.”Nearly a dozen of the 2016 finalists had new business contracts within two weeks of last year’s competition, and 85 percent of those finalists reported increased sales. Additionally, 92 percent of those finalists reported that they made new business connections because of the contest.Product categories for the 2017 contest include barbecue sauces, beverages, condiments and salsas, confections, dairy products, dairy-alternative products, honey, jams and jellies, meats and seafood, meat-alternative products, sauces and seasonings, snack foods, and miscellaneous products. There is no limit to the number of products an individual business can submit.Judges evaluate each product based on flavor, texture and market innovation. Consumer appeal and the product’s representation of Georgia are also considered.Registration for the 2017 Flavor of Georgia contest, which is conducted each year by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is now open at flavorofga.com.last_img read more