Barnardo’s director to eat for £1 a day for a week to raise funds

first_imgBarnardo’s director to eat for £1 a day for a week to raise funds AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Roy Clark, Barnardo’s Director of Retail and Trading, is about raise funds for the charity by attempting to eat for a week on just £1 a day.Together with his friend Steve Palmer, from Kettering, Clark hopes to raise £5,000 by spending just £7 on ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner to sustain him for seven days.He said: “I’m getting really nervous about it now; I’ve been thinking about what I normally have to eat during the day and I think this is going to be tough.“I’ll usually have a slice of toast in the morning and then a £3 meal deal for my lunch followed by a meal in the evening. So spending just £1 per day really does not seem very much at all.”The only ‘free’ sustenance during the week will be water.Mr Clark added: “This is going to be a difficult 7 days. We are going to have to do a lot of preparation so we can budget for the week and know what we are going to be cooking and eating each day.”The pair have set up a fundraising page on JustGiving. Advertisement Tagged with: fundraising events  66 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 August 2017 | News  65 total views,  1 views today 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

Ethanol Myth Busting at Automotive Event

first_imgA panel consisting of an automotive technician, an automotive engineer and an ethanol industry representative had the opportunity to bust some myths about ethanol at the National Automotive Service Task Force meeting in New Orleans on Saturday.Renewable Fuels Association Director of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis, Ricardo Chief Engineer for powertrain controls Dr. Matti Vint, and automotive talk show host/service center owner Bobby Likis each addressed one myth about ethanol related to the vehicle industry.Vint busted the myth that ethanol ruins engine performance by detailing the benefits of the fuel’s higher octane rating, which is a measure of its anti-knock properties. “The higher octane, the higher the cylinder pressure you can operate without causing destructive damage to the engine,” he said. “So high octane is good for extracting the maximum performance of the engine and improving the efficiency.” He explained how designing engines like the Ricardo EBDI (Extreme Boost Direct Injection) engine will better utilize ethanol’s higher octane rating.Likis busted the myth that ethanol poses repair and service problems. “In the 41 years I’ve been in the automotive service business, I’ve never had a single engine fail as a result of ethanol,” he said, noting that engines have been designed to run on E10 for the past 30 years.Finally, Davis busted the myth that consumers don’t want choice at the pump. “A recent survey complete by American Viewpoint showed 61% were in favor of replacing imported fossil fuel dependency with renewable fuels like ethanol,” Davis said, pointing out that the approval of E15 allows more options for model year 2001 and newer vehicles.Source: Cindy Zimmerman at www.domesticfuel.com Home Energy Ethanol Myth Busting at Automotive Event By Andy Eubank – Oct 15, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Farmers Focusing on Soil HealthNext articleSeed Consultants Marketwatch 10:22 update with Gary Wilhelmi 10/16/2012 Andy Eubank SHARE Ethanol Myth Busting at Automotive Event SHARElast_img read more

6-foot boa constrictor found inside man’s couch

first_imgButler County District #3(ROSE HILL, Kan.) — A 6-foot boa constrictor was found inside a Kansas man’s home, and now authorities are searching for its rightful owner.The Rose Hill Police Department received “an unusual call” on Monday morning from a resident who said they found the snake in their living room coach, according to a statement from authorities.Firefighters with the Butler County Fire District No. 3 responded to the call and the agency’s “resident snake charmer,” Deputy Fire Chief Melvin Linot, was in tow.Linot was able to wrangle the boa constrictor and successfully remove the reptile from the Rose Hill home.Authorities urged anyone who is missing a snake to call officials at 316-776-0401. Yet comments on the Facebook post showed that some were eager to adopt the snake themselvesButler County Fire Chief James Woydziak told ABC News Wednesday that the snake has still not been claimed, and officials are now trying to determine their next steps.“I’m not even sure who gets to make that decision,” Woydziak said. “This has never come up before.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Student loans privatised

first_imgThe loans, which were taken out by around a quarter of a million students between 1990 and 1998, have been sold to debt recovery company Erudio Student Loans for £160 million.The move has sparked widespread concern across the country and Oxford students have been amongst those voicing their opposition.James Elliott, who was elected an NUS delegate last week and is organising protests against the sale, commented, “The privatisation plan is simply outrageous. The only way that a private company will be able to profit from the loans will be to raise the interest rates, effectively making students pay a higher price for our education.“This is exactly what happened to students in New Zealand a year ago. It does not even make economic sense in the rhetoric about ‘everyone bearing the brunt of austerity’. As the author Andrew McGettigan has said, these loans being privatised can only lose the government money in the long run.”Olivia Arigho Stiles pointed out, “It effectively means the government will be imposing a retrospective hike in tuition fees, further eroding the access and attractiveness of higher education to less advantaged students”David Willets, Universities and Science Minister, tried to dispel some of these worries in a statement released on Monday, “The sale will allow the Student Loans Company to focus on supplying loans to current students and collecting repayments on newer loans. Borrowers will remain protected and there will be no change to their terms and conditions, including the calculation of interest rates for loans.”He also stressed the financial reasoning behind the government’s decision, commenting, “The sale of the remaining mortgage-style student loan book represents good value for money, helping to reduce public sector net debt by £160m. The private sector is well placed to maximise returns from the book which has a deteriorating value.”However, this appears to have done little to allay student fears. A petition on the Government’s ‘e-petition’ website has been circulating around Oxford students, currently with around 16,000 signatures from people across the nation.One student putting their name to the protest, Tom Haswell, from Exeter College, commented, “I don’t fully understand the fine details of the economics of this move, but what those who sign the petition are attempting to achieve is the sale’s debate in parliament, rather than sitting back and allowing it to happen. I, and many others, see this sale as short-sighted – given that student loans are a long-term investment.”However, second year PPEist Rowan Lennox said, “Given that the government has not changed the conditions of the loans it is privatising and has guaranteed that interest rates will not rise, by selling them off it is able to reduce public debt without cost to the taxpayer.”After last Wednesday’s demonstrations outside the Clarendon Centre, further protests have been planned for Tuesday.last_img read more

TUESDAYS READERS FORUM

first_imgWHAT ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS” posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is:  How would you rank Governor Pence job performance over the last several years?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Meeting the Rugged Needs of Your Field Service Customers

first_imgAs workplaces have evolved, so have the workforces that use them. Several distinct worker personas have emerged, each with its own demands for specific hardware, software and services. We think it’s time your customers knew more about them.Our goal is to help businesses use the most appropriate technology to suit employees’ needs – whatever their role, wherever they work, and however they work. That way, users get a better experience and organizations get more productive employees. Our guides offer the first step by providing you with the right information to further educate your customers about this critical component of workplace transformation.This blog explores what offerings from the Dell Technologies portfolio would suit the needs of field workers.Technology match-upThese workers can be found working in any environment. Their devices need to be robust enough to withstand less than optimal conditions, while maintaining a good mobile connection to data.The Dell Rugged and Rugged Extreme ranges — including both laptops and tablets with Microsoft Windows 10 Pro — have been subjected to independent MIL-STD-810G testing, and have come out unscathed. The Latitude Rugged can survive drops of up to 36 inches. Dust, shocks, humidity, altitude and even extreme temperatures (between -13°F and 140°F) are powerless against its performance. As the name suggests, the Rugged Extreme range goes even further. Add salt fog, freeze/thaw cycles and explosive atmospheres to that list. These workers can go anywhere.Increasingly, organizations are equipping their field workers with sensors to manage assets deployed in the field. This is where Dell EMC’s internet of things (IoT) capabilities come in, providing a way to manage and connect field devices back into a central infrastructure. When machine learning algorithms are applied to the incoming data, a predictive model can be developed to ensure field services teams are able to respond to asset failures before they happen, rather than after they do.Read our field worker guide to discover more about how Talisen obtains meaningful analytics in the aerospace and defence industries by taking advantage of IoT components, maximizing operational efficiencies with Dell EMC technology.Our approachTechnology has a huge potential to help organizations transform their workplaces, and by extension, transform their people’s working lives. We believe that approaching workers as personas is a critical part of workplace transformation, providing personalized products for how employees work today and in the future.  We’ll take care of the solutions, so you can take care of your customers.Read the Field Services guides, as well as others, here.We’ve also created related emails here, on our new Digital Marketing Platform so that your marketing teams can quickly get these guides into the hands of your customers. The guides explain how to maximize the productivity of their employees through the right choices from our end-to-end portfolio.If you don’t have access to the Digital Marketing Platform, please register here.last_img read more

Seven New COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Cattaraugus County

first_imgMGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY – Seven new deaths connected to COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County today.The Cattaraugus County Health Department says a 65-year-old man, 77-year-old man, 81-year-old man, 81-year-old woman, 86-year-old man, 87-year-old woman and 93-year-old woman all died from respiratory failure.Since the outbreak began there have been 60 deaths linked to the virus in the county. This is the highest amount of deaths reported in a single day.In the latest update, leaders also reported 59 new cases of the virus with 506 active. Of the cases, 37 people are in the hospital with a seven-day average percent positivity rate of 9.5 percent.To date, there have been 2,812 cases of the virus with 2,247 people recovering. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Politics led to the deaths in Benghazi

first_imgAfter the attack, both Obama and Mrs. Clinton both blamed a video that little to no one had seen, when in fact the night of the attack Mrs. Clinton emailed her daughter and told her Al-Qaida had attacked our embassy.In Niger, the soldiers were on patrol in a dangerous area. There were no requests for more security. They knew there was a chance of armed conflict and they were armed. No one from the Trump administration has tried to blame a video or make any other excuse.I know as an informed reader it’s fun to watch the Democrats try to blame President Trump for what happened in Niger. Unfortunately, there’s no comparison. Obama and Mrs. Clinton were never found to be responsible for Benghazi. I believe they just ignored the requests for added security, and once the attack occurred, they denied any culpability because Obama’s re-election would be hurt if the truth ever came out.The fact is, politics led to the death of the four Americans in Benghazi and four brave Americans lost their lives. In Niger, four brave Americans lost their lives, period.Dave EdwardsHalfmoonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesHigh-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Re Oct. 31 letter, “Politics has no place in Benghazi, Niger”: The only thing that the attack in Benghazi and the attack in Niger have in common is both were carried out by Muslims and, in both cases, four Americans were killed.As Mr. Gary Guido stated, attacks happen and unfortunately people will be killed.The attack in Benghazi occurred just a week or two after the Democratic convention in 2012, at which Obama proclaimed that al-Qaida is on the run.In addition, the ambassador had requested on multiple occasions increased security. Somehow the person responsible, Mrs. Clinton, never saw the requests. How could they need more security after the president had declared Al-Qaida basically destroyed? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Is this Brisbane’s best riverfront villa?

first_imgIt’s hard to miss the outlookMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe three bedroom, two-bathroom, two-level home is asking buyers to come up with $3.95 million to make it theirs.That’s just a touch over $1.3 million per bedroom.Of course, it comes with a few bells and whistles.There’s the riverfront position of course, but it’s the fitout that will have your dinner guests green with envy.The villa includes an open plan living and kitchen space with Miele appliances, wine cellar and butler’s pantry. The rear view of 1/98 Thorn Street, Kangaroo Point is a winner 1/98 Thorn Street, Kangaroo Point in the Mon Reve complex is re-benchmarking villa life, with a price tag to match. 1/98 Thorn Street Kangaroo Point Brisbane Mon Reve Qld 4169When talking about villa’s the usual image is of a small, lowset attached brick home that’s a replication of it’s neighbours and pitched at the affordable end of the market.Than there’s this.center_img The fitout is very high endThe main bedroom opens onto a private poolside patio, while a library shares the second level with two more bedrooms.The villa has a floor area of 455sq m plus 125sq m of courtyard.The home also has access to the Mon Reve common area facilities such as swimming pool, gym and sauna.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journolast_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse sells for more than $5 million

first_img150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.CoreLogic data reveals the property last changed hands in 2014 for $4.06 million.A heated pool, theatre, bar and wine cellar are among its standout features. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.“Both the buyers and sellers are ecstatic over the purchase,” he said.Mr Graham said he had 67 groups through the property over the campaign. “It was one of the best received properties on the market for some time,” he said. “It was because of its size of 836sq m with the views that were on offer — you’re unable to purchase anything like it at any other building. It’s value for money.” 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach sold for more than $5 million.A MAIN Beach penthouse has changed hands for more than $5 million.The Xanadu North three-level luxury residence hit the market in December and sold in 32 days.While Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige wouldn’t reveal the exact sale price of 150/59 Pacific St, he said it sold in line with the price guide on the expressions of interest campaign. center_img 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.last_img read more