LIDL Community Works relaunches for 2017 with £228,000 funding pot


first_img LIDL Community Works has reopened for 2017 and is seeking community groups and projects across Northern Ireland to benefit from its funding.World champion boxer Carl Frampton helped launch this year’s LIDL Community Works, which has a total of £228,000 to invest, and is offering £6,000 in funding to local groups and large scale projects through each of its 38 stores across the Northern Ireland.It is asking customers across the province to nominate groups or projects in their local area that could benefit from its support by downloading a nomination form from the website or picking up a copy from their local Lidl Store. The deadline for applications is June 25th. Customers in each store across Northern Ireland will then have the opportunity to decide from a shortlist of three which local community group or project should receive a £4,000 investment with the two runners up each receiving £1,000.Since the initial launch of Lidl Community Works, Lidl has donated funding and given practical help to over 700 community groups and charities across the country, including Portrush RNLI, Mourne Mountain Rescue, Carrick Chargers Special Olympic Basketball Club and the Doghouse Sanctuary in Banbridge.Conor Boyle, regional director at Lidl Northern Ireland said:“We have received incredible support in Northern Ireland since we opened our first store and this is our way of giving back. It gives us great pleasure to re-launch Lidl Community Works as we have clearly seen how our communities have flourished with the support we have been able to offer in the last few years.”Image: World champion boxer Carl Frampton backs Lidl Community Works Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  223 total views,  1 views today  224 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31center_img LIDL Community Works relaunches for 2017 with £228,000 funding pot Melanie May | 22 May 2017 | News Tagged with: Funding Northern Irelandlast_img read more

Pro-opposition newspaper editor told: “Idiots like you will be killed one by one”


first_img RSF_en News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out more October 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire August 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pro-opposition newspaper editor told: “Idiots like you will be killed one by one” November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Reports News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders said it was appalled today by the impunity with which anonymous phone callers have been making death threats for more than a week against Eddy Péhé, the editor of the opposition daily Le Nouveau Réveil, forcing him to flee his home. “Whether under pressure or in bad faith, the Ivorian police have failed in their duty to protect citizens,” the organisation said. Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reporters Without Borders said it was appalled today by the impunity with which anonymous phone callers have been making death threats for more than a week against Eddy Péhé, the editor of the opposition daily Le Nouveau Réveil, forcing him to flee his home.”This latest episode in the grim saga endured by Côte d’Ivoire’s journalists must be taken seriously,” the organisation said. “Whether under pressure or in bad faith, the Ivorian police have failed in their duty to protect citizens, because any police force should be capable of tracking down the source of such phone calls.” Reporters Without Borders added: “A proper investigation is needed so that those responsible for these repeated threats against Péhé can be identified and brought to justice. This would show that the government is determined to enforce the rule of law.”Péhé’s newspaper supports the PDCI, which used to be the ruling single party and which is headed by former President Henri Konan Bédié. Péhé received three threatening telephone calls on his home’s fixed line on the night of 14 August. According to Péhé, the caller said:”We know where you live and where you work. You support the rebels, you don’t want them to disarm. If they still have not begun disarming on 20 August, we will start with you here. We are going to show you that it is not nice to die. And we will drink your blood, too. Do you know how we got your fixed line’s number? We know your car’s licence number. We know when you go out and when you come back. We are going to pay you a visit for a chat between men. Idiots like you who are against the regime and against the republic will be killed one by one.”Although Péhé left his home for security reasons, his family continued to receive anonymous calls during the days that followed. After asking in vain to talk to Péhé, the caller said: “Sooner or later we will find him.”As well as alerting Côte d’Ivoire’s press and journalists’ organisations, Péhé reported the threats to the ministries of internal security, defence, communication and human rights, and to the local UN mission. But the authorities have not yet taken any action. RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Newslast_img read more

Weekend Picks: Deep Creek ICF World Championships, McHenry, Maryland


first_imgFor the first time since 1989, the United States has the amazing opportunity to host the World Canoe Slalom Championships! Deep Creek 2014 will world-slalom-champs2take place at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry, Maryland, on the weekend of September 17-20. Come on out and see the best of the best hit the water.Athletes from 45 different countries across the globe will gather at this famous mountaintop whitewater course to compete in Olympic fashion. For these paddlers, the event represents the culmination of their incredible efforts over the past year and they would love your support.Throughout the weekend, visitors have the chance to watch the races, attend ceremonies for the contestants, listen to musical performances, go to a variety of dinners and parties, and view the Whitewater Hall of Fame. Check out the full schedule of events to plan your trip.Buy your tickets, either for the entire event or for individual days and ceremonies, to be a part of the action. Join in on all the fun and international camaraderie that Deep Creek 2014 has to offer, and get inspired!last_img read more

University Of Tennessee Makes Florida Boy’s Homemade T-Shirt Design Official Gear


first_imgAfter a post about the bullying went viral, the university sent the boy and his classmates a care package. They’re also selling his design officially on their website. Poceeds from shirt sales will go to STOMP Out Bullying, a national organization that works to stop and prevent bullying and cyberbullying and promote civility, inclusion and equality, according to its website. A University of Tennessee fan in Florida is now an official product designer for the Volunteers. This, after the young boy was reportedly bullied at school for wearing an orange shirt with a piece of paper on it that featured a homemade design of the University of Tennessee logo on it. High demand for Florida boy’s UT t-shirt design crashes Vol Shop server https://t.co/GCUJn8Y6JE #cyberbullying #stopbullying pic.twitter.com/BWJ5Q5jMnQ— CyberBullying Report (@CyberBullyAlert) September 9, 2019 The Vol Shop has been providing updates on Twitter, and they hope it will be back up and running soon so more people can get their t-shirts.last_img read more

O’Conner, Boatright Record Braces in Opener Loss


first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansTJ O’Connor and Nate Boatright each scored twice in the Oly Town Artesians’ 9-6 loss to Tacoma Narrows FC in front of one of the biggest crowds in Artesians history on Saturday night at The Pavilion. Alex Vogt scored a hat trick to lead Narrows to their first victory as a member of the Western Indoor Soccer League.Tacoma struck first when AJ Nitzel found some space and pushed one past Artesians goalkeeper Ryan Perkins just a minute and a half into the game. David Cook answered for Oly just a minute and a half after that, tying the game 1-1 with 11:00 left in the first quarter. Jay Weinman scored the first of his two goals with 1:16 left in the first and Tacoma held a 2-1 lead after the first 15 minutes.Paul Park put Narrows up 3-1 with nine minutes left in the second quarter, but the Artesians rallied for the next two goals, including Nate Boatright’s first at the 7:16 mark and TJ O’Connor’s first with 5:51 left in the quarter to tie it up 3-3. Tacoma answered moments later with a goal by Travis Homestead and another with just 56 seconds left in the half by Alex Vogt to take a 5-3 lead into the break.A defensive third quarter led to just one goal, Boatright’s second, and Tacoma took a 5-4 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Vogt gave them a two goal lead before O’Connor got the Artesians back to within one. But Vogt and Weinman scored the next two goals to give Narrows an 8-5 lead. Christian Segovia scored a power play goal with 1:34 left to make it 8-6 before JC Henson capitalized on a pressing Artesians defense and added the goal that iced the game to give Narrows their first ever WISL win,Perkins and Tacoma keeper Nate Salveson both played fantastic games, making numerous saves and keeping the game competitive for both teams.The Artesians will look for their first win the weekend after Thanksgiving when they play host to the Snohomish Skyhawks on Saturday, December 1st. Kick off at The Pavilion is set for 6:30 p.m. Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

Kimberley, 100 Mile House advance to KIJHL Championship


first_imgJason Richter fired a power play marker past Hawks netminder Tallon Kramer in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and power the Nitros to the victory.Franco Colapaolo, added an insurance marker for Kimberley while Tyler Van Steinburg scored to give the host club a 1-0 first period lead.Allan Pruss scored the lone goal for the Hawks, ousted for the second time in as many years by the Dynamiters.Kimberley outshot the Hawks 35-30.In Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Finals 100 Mile House defeated Summerland Steam 3-1 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1.The KIJHL champ represents the league at the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 7-10 in Victoria. The Kimberley Dynamiters are four wins away from defending the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title after disposing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in five games in the Kootenay Conference Playoff Series.The Nitros booked a ticket to the KIJHL Final after edging the Hawks 3-1 in Kootenay Conference Playoff action Monday night in Kimberley.Kimberley won the best-of-seven series 4-1 and now meets 100 Mile House Wranglers in the KIJHL Final beginning Friday in the Bavarian City.last_img read more

South Africa urged to save electricity


first_img6 March 2014 The Cabinet called on South African households and industry to do more to save electricity on Thursday as heavy rains across the country compelled power utility Eskom to resort to rotational load-shedding for the first time in six years. “The grid has enough capacity, but due to the heavy rains across the country, especially in Mpumalanga, where we source most of our coal, it has left coal stocks wet and this has put unexpected strain on our energy system, which is already close to capacity,” Acting Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Edna Molelwa told a journalists following a Cabinet meeting in Pretoria on Thursday. State-owned supplier Eskom, which produces about 85% of its electricity from coal, started load shedding at 9am on Thursday. This was expected to affect numerous parts of the country up until about 10pm. Eskom had earlier declared a power emergency, asking its industrial customers reduce use by 10%. The utility will publish its load-shedding schedule online at loadshedding.eskom.co.za. “We have not received information that the cuts will have a negative [impact] on the economy,” Molewa said. “The rain will subside and we will return to normality.” The Cabinet thanked South African businesses that had implemented energy-saving initiatives, particularly when the national grid has been under pressure. Tuesday’s power emergency was the fourth one since November 2013, underlining the urgency of a growing energy deficit as economic growth and population expansion put increasing pressure on South Africa’s power supply. While capacity expansion has not kept pace with demand, two new coal-fired power plants – Medupi and Kusile – are nearing completion. Each will add 4 800 MW to South Africa’s grid, making them among the largest power stations in the world. Medupi is expected to be ready in late 2014, followed by Kusile soon after. Alongside the planned long-term expansion in capacity, Eskom has sought to slow demand growth, calling upon both retail and corporate customers to reduce their consumption, especially during peak demand hours. The government has also announced plans to provide tax incentives to companies that initiate measures to reduce consumption. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

10 months agoCardiff confident landing Liverpool fullback Clyne – thanks to Warnock


first_imgCardiff confident landing Liverpool fullback Clyne – thanks to Warnockby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City are chasing Liverpool fullback Nathaniel Clyne.The Mirror says Cardiff are confident of winning the race to sign Clyne on loan.The 27-year-old has been back on the scene at Anfield in recent weeks but will move down the pecking order again when Joe Gomez returns to fitness.Fulham and Leicester have also shown an interest in taking the right-back next month.But Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock is hopeful that his past association with Clyne — the pair worked together at Crystal Palace — will give him the edge. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Toronto stock market spikes loonie falls following Bank of Canada speech


first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index soared as the loonie fell after the governor of the Bank of Canada signalled in a speech it would be taking a more cautious approach on any future rate hikes.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index climbed 135.54 points to 15,609.66 on the strength of broad-based gain that saw all major sectors, excluding gold, push ahead.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 80.57 cents US, down 0.27 of a cent.Central bank governor Stephen Poloz stressed Wednesday there’s no prearranged route for further interest rate hikes after the sizzling national economy motivated him to raise the rate once in July and again earlier this month.The speech marked the first public comments by Poloz since the bank drew criticism for its communications approach ahead of the September hike, which caught many forecasters off guard.“So the major changes in his tone were that he’s going to monitor very closely movements in the long-term rates,” said Macan Nia, a senior investment strategist at Manulife Investments.“And I think the one line that really stuck out for market participants was that he said there’s no predetermined path for interest rates. As a result you saw the Canadian dollar sell off and you saw the TSX rally.”Nia said Poloz’s announcement was a primary driver for financials in particular. Also helping the TSX, he added, was the continuation of positive news about oil markets and a “bullish oil sentiment” over the past couple of weeks.The November crude contract was up 26 cents to US$52.14 per barrel.On the corporate front, Bombardier Inc.’s (TSX:BBD.B) shares lost more than seven per cent to close at $2.10 as investors weighed the prospect of a 220 per cent duty on U.S. sales of its flagship CSeries passenger jets and the European merger of two railway rivals.South of the border, New York stock indices jumped after a U.S. Labor Department report showed business investment rose in August for the second month in a row. Investors hope that means U.S. manufacturing is getting stronger as the global economy continues to improve.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 56.39 points to 22,340.71. The S&P 500 index added 10.20 points to 2,507.04 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 73.10 points to 6,453.26.Investors also eyed a proposed tax plan by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans that cuts tax rates for individuals and corporations, reduces the number of personal tax brackets, and nearly doubles the standard deduction used by most Americans. They propose to cut the top corporate tax rate to 25 per cent from its current 35 per cent.However, with months of negotiations likely ahead and many key details missing, it’s not clear what kind of plan might ultimately pass.“With the long-anticipated Trump tax reform package, you saw markets didn’t react either way immediately,” said Nia. “It’s short on details.”Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract was down $13.90 to US$1,287.80 an ounce.The November natural gas contract gained six cents to US$3.06 per mmBTU and the December copper contract edged up a penny at US$2.93 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Legislation introduced to limit pain and suffering payouts on minor injury claims


first_imgA limit on pain and suffering damages for minor injuries will allow ICBC to redirect resources to increasing benefits for lost pay and medical rehabilitation for all people injured in accidents. A limit of $5,500 on pain and suffering payouts for minor injury claims would also go into effect on April 1st, 2019. The bill defines a minor injury as one “that does not result in a serious impairment or a permanent serious disfigurement” and is not resolved in 12 months. It gives the government broad power to define specific minor injuries in the future.  Injury costs in B.C. increased 80 percent between 2009 and 2016, from from $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion.“Today’s legislation is about doing what’s best for B.C. drivers – both in what they pay for insurance and in making sure they get the best coverage if they’re injured,” said Eby. “For years, B.C. drivers have had to pay more and more simply to cover the spiralling legal and administrative costs at ICBC. We can’t right the past – but we can put ICBC back on track to deliver more affordable rates and better coverage for drivers moving forward.”“It is unacceptable, not just that British Columbians faced skyrocketing rates while ICBC lost hundreds of millions of dollars, but also that benefits for injured drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians have been frozen in time for a quarter century. We are rebalancing where ICBC premium dollars go. We’re shifting the money out of administration, expert reports and court processes, and into driver’s pockets through stable rates and better benefits.” VICTORIA, B.C. — Attorney General David Eby says that the provincial government has introduced legislation to try to restore the finances of ICBC, which he referred to in January as a “financial dumpster fire.”If they’re approved by the legislature, the amendments to the Insurance Act and the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act will simplify dispute resolution processes for cases under $50,000, allowing them to be resolved in as little as 90 days. Those cases are currently lasting two to three years in B.C. Supreme Court.The government said that legal fees and expenses have grown to 24 percent of ICBC’s total annual costs.last_img read more