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ScottishPower Foundation doubles donation to Glasgow’s Hospice to £50,000

first_img  138 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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. Tagged with: corporate hospice Scotland ScottishPower Foundation doubles donation to Glasgow’s Hospice to £50,000 Advertisement Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, and Ann Loughrey, trustee and executive officer of the ScottishPower Foundation. Photo: Elaine Livingstonecenter_img ScottishPower Foundation has made a second donation of £25,000 to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal, bringing the total amount it has donated to £50,000.The Glasgow hospice’s capital appeal aims to raise £21 million to build a new hospice in Bellahouston Park.The Foundation’s £50,000 total gift will pay for a complementary therapy room in the new hospice.Work is about to start to build the hospice at Bellahouston Park, with patients expected to move in 2018.Ann Loughrey, trustee and executive officer of the ScottishPower Foundation, said:“Knowing that the funds from the foundation will go directly to supporting patients receiving care aligns to our values of making a real impact in local communities.”  137 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 7 August 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

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Wits lift silverware in Soccer City opener

first_img24 May 2010President Jacob Zuma officially opened Soccer City, South Africa’s flagship 2010 Fifa World Cup venue, as Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu met in the final of the R19.3-million Nedbank Cup on Saturday. When it was all over, the Students had aced their exam!A 3-0 victory gave Wits their first trophy since the 1995 Coca-Cola Cup. For AmaZulu, who last won silverware in 1992, the wait still goes on.With a total prize purse of R19.3-million, including R6-million for the winners, R2.5-million for the runners-up and R1-million for the losing semi-finalists, the Nedbank Cup is the most lucrative domestic soccer competition in Africa.The stadium, rocking to the cheers of 72 000 fans despite the absence of any of South Africa’s glamour clubs in the final, was widely praised.‘Wonderful’Zuma told the SABC: “The opening of this stadium is absolutely hair-raising, and it is wonderful to see South African flags being hoisted high by people here who are celebrating.”Both coaches, Roger De Sa of Bidvest Wits and Neil Tovey of AmaZulu said the playing surface was excellent. The venue will play host to both the opening and final matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The opening half was somewhat scrappy on Saturday, but the second half saw a superb battle, with AmaZulu putting the pressure on Wits initially before the Clever Boys hit them with three late sucker-punches, including two goals in injury time.Man of the matchMan of the match Michael Morton kept the Wits defence solid and the Usuthu’s strikers under control as, despite the Durban club effectively managing to move the ball up to their forwards, especially in the second period, they were denied good openings on goal.Wits dictated matters in the first half and dominated possession. AmaZulu, however managed a good number of shots on goal without really troubling Wits’ goalkeeper Francis Chansa.Veteran Marawaan Bantam got in an early shot for the Students, but it was blocked. Bantam then picked out Sifiso Vilakazi with a free kick. Vilakazi was in space and got in a good shot on goal, but goalkeeper Nicolas Gindre was up to the challenge.Sadly for Bantam, he was later forced to leave the field due to an injury.Yellow cardsA measure of the pressure that AmaZulu were under was shown in the awarding of three yellow cards in the first half. Certainly Wits’ coach Roger De Sa wasn’t happy as he could be seen flapping his arms and remonstrating with a linesman about the Usuthu’s robust tackling.In the second half, Vilakazi had a chance to put Wits ahead, but was wide of the mark with his shot.Using the flanks better, and attacking with more speed, AmaZulu managed to put Dumisani Ngwenya in for a shot, but he fired across the face of goal.Wits’ keeper Chansa was then forced to palm another effort from Ngwenya over his crossbar.Stalemate brokenWith 13 minutes to play, the stalemate was finally broken with, ironically, the injured Bantam’s replacement Fabricio Rodrigues striking for Wits.Sipho Mngomezulu set up the goal with a sublime cross from the right to the far post. Goalkeeper Gindre was caught out of position and couldn’t scramble across in time to stop Rodrigues side-footing the ball into the beckoning net.In the second minute of injury time Sifiso Vilakazi made sure of the win for the Students. Picking up the ball in space on the left, he charged forward, took the ball onto his left foot just inside the area and then beat Gindre with a sweet shot into the far corner.Cherry on the topThe cherry on the top came two minutes later when Sifiso Myeni played in Vilakazi with a superb ball between the AmaZulu central defenders that put Vilakazi in the clear. He beat goalkeeper Gindre in a one-on-one by pulling the ball to his left and wrong-footed Usuthu captain Pere Ariweriyai with his shot into an empty net.It was a happy ending to the season for Wits, who had finished a place below AmaZulu, in tenth, in the PSL.For AmaZulu, it was bitter pill to swallow. They had been favourites going into the match and had shown excellent Cup form throughout the season, earlier reaching two semi-finals. Sadly for the Usuthu, it wasn’t a case of third time lucky.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Ridgemont FFA’s Empty Bowls Project fights local hunger

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Submitted by the Ridgemont FFA Chapter.1 in 5 children in the United States are hungry. The Ridgemont FFA Chapter took action in late May through their Empty Bowls Project to make a difference in local hunger.The chapter partnered with the school’s art department, as well as students in the elementary, to host a meal and art auction that will support the district’s weekend food program. Attendees were able to donate and receive a student-created, ceramic or 3D printed bowl along with a soup supper.Guests could also purchase elementary students’ artwork for a donation. The event raised $3000 that will fund a weekend food program to send meals home from school with hungry children each month.last_img read more

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Garbage Disposal, Compost, or Landfill?

first_imgForty percent of food in U.S. wastedI also didn’t know that composting food was so environmentally friendly, but a new study shows that it truly is.Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. is wasted; that’s about 1,400 calories per person per day, according to the magazine Next Generation Food. Although some of that waste occurs during processing and at stores, and some of it is also due to how we cook (tossing potato peels, for example), it’s undeniable that we waste a huge quantity of food.Most of this trashed food goes straight to landfills, where it releases huge quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. A new study looks at several ways in which food waste is processed, and identifies environmentally preferable options. Food disposals better than landfillBased on this study’s findings, a garbage disposal is not necessarily the most environmentally friendly way to deal with wasted food, even as InSinkErator often argues for its benefits. However, the study indicates that if your only two options are the trash can or a garbage disposal, the garbage disposal is a safer bet in terms of greenhouse gases and most other environmental impacts, despite its greater energy use.Fortunately, a growing number of people have more choices than landfill or garbage disposal. For example, folks in our municipality can compost in the backyard, or if that’s not your cup of tea, you could consider dropping your waste, including paper food containers and other items for “advanced composting,” with the solid waste management district.My favorite option, though, is definitely letting worms eat my garbage. I just love watching those little worms canoodle.Tristan Roberts is Editorial Director at BuildingGreen, Inc., in Brattleboro, Vermont, which publishes information on green building solutions. New environmental analysis bankrolled by food disposal makerThe analysis, commissioned by the manufacturer of InSinkErator food disposal systems and performed by independent research group PE International, looked at 12 common ways that municipalities deal with food waste and compared their environmental impacts, including global warming potential (GWP), energy use, and likely effects on soil, water, and air quality.The study takes into account the cradle-to-grave life cycle of associated equipment (trash cans and bags, garbage disposals, etc.) but does not appear to consider water use — an apparent oversight, considering that garbage disposals require running water before, during, and after use. I have been having a lot of fun feeding worms my garbage. We have something you could either call a “worm bin” or a “home vermicomposting system,” and we throw our food scraps, banana peels, melon rinds, moldy bread — you name it — into that. There are a couple pounds of worms in the bin, and they gratefully accept the waste, eat it, and turn it into worm castings, which is basically organic matter that is broken down in such a way that it’s very good for our garden.Here’s how it works. I started with two pounds of redworms, purchased from Green Mountain Soil. I set up a plastic bin with a few buckets of partially rotted horse manure. This serves as the worm “bedding.” Whenever our compost crock is full, I take it into the basement, dig a hole in the bedding, empty the crock, and cover it with a bit of bedding. Within a couple weeks, it’s gone.For more information, the classic how-to book on the topic is “Worms Eat My Garbage” by the “worm woman,” Mary Appelhof.Since we started a more serious vegetable garden this year, I’ve been a bit obsessed with building our soil, and I wasn’t happy with how things we put on our compost pile basically sat and rotted, while attracting pests. And in winter, it just builds up on the snow. Using worms to turn those food scraps into more valuable compost in a matter of weeks seemed like a good idea. RELATED ARTICLES What I didn’t count on was the fun of having worms as pets. I just love seeing the little guys squirm around, multiply, and make carrot peelings disappear. Composting and waste-to-energy are winnersAlthough several water-treatment options require more energy than landfills, garbage disposals come out looking quite good compared with landfills in terms of GWP and direct effects on soil, water, and air quality. Even the most energy-intensive methods of wastewater treatment weigh in at half the GWP of landfilling.However, composting — not the backyard scrap pile, but centrally located “advanced” composting — and waste-to-energy had minuscule energy and GWP impacts compared with most wastewater treatment options. Composting is not without issues, however, including the second-highest smog potential among the 12 methods considered. Local Food, Local WoodLocal Food and Resiliencelast_img read more

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Sachin is greatest; wait for more records from him: Richards

first_imgTerming Sachin Tendulkar “all time greatest cricketer”, West Indies cricketing great Viv Richards on Tuesday said the Mumbai maestro would create many more records in future.In Kolkata to inaugurate a Durga Puja pandal, the former West Indies captain said, “Tendulkar is the all time greatest cricketer. I am sure he will have more records to his credit.”Tendulkar became the first batsman to touch the 14,000 Test runs mark during the second Test against Australia.Richards though said Tendulkar does not bat he way he use to, a fews years ago.On Tendulkar’s recent conquest of the 14,000 Test run summit, said, “Only Sachin can achieve the kind of feat that he already has. Time has, however, seen a change in his willow wielding techniques and he has become more restrained in his batting style.”Richards, whose fearless batting made him a top batsman in both Test and ODI formats, finds a shade of himself in Yuvraj Singh.”I see a lot of myself in Yuvraj Singh. His style of batting is distinctly ‘Carribean’ and similar to that of mine during my playing years,” the 58-year-old Antiguan said.Richards also picked India as one of the favourites to win the upcoming ICC World Cup early next year.”Firstly, as host nation, India have a strong chance. This is not to discount the fact that they have a great batting line-up and have performed well over the last five years.”About his visit during the ongoing Durga Puja festival season, the West Indies great said, “I have a lot of memories attached with the city. Being here during the pujas only makes all the more special.”advertisementWith inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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