Philanthropist Getty dies

first_imgPhilanthropist Getty dies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 17 April 2003 | News Sir John Paul Getty Jr, the billionaire philanthropist, has died aged 70.During his lifetime he gave around £120 million to charitable and political causes. These included the families of striking miners in 1985, the Conservative Party, the National Gallery, the British Film Institute, local football and cricket clubs, and individuals such as the concert pianist who needed to practise on a grand piano.Read Getty, the donor’s donor, dies at 70 by John Ezard at the Guardian. Advertisement  26 total views,  1 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

Young families making presence felt in market

first_imgThe home at 7 Ashbrook Drive, Morayfield sold for $426,000.A FAMILY home in Morayfield sold after strong interest from buyers keen for the popular location.The property at 7 Ashbrook St sold via private treaty for $426,000. Sell Exclusive marketing agent Adam Parry said the four-bedroom home attracted “above average” interest for the local market. “We took about 12 groups through the home over a period of 20 days,” he said. “And we had multiple people going to offer on the place.” The buyers of 7 Ashbrook Drive, Morayfield were impressed by the layoutMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Parry said buyers liked the location close to everything on offer in Morayfield. “The successful buyers particularly like the layout of the home and the space,” Mr Parry said. “And the vendors were ecstatic with the sale.”Mr Parry said the Morayfield market had been performing well for the past two years. “A few years ago Morayfield was rated as No. 2 across Australia for family affordability and that created a lot of interest.“Morayfield is pretty much the best spot in the area for families — it’s affordable and close enough to the city to commute for work.” The home at 7 Ashbrook Drive, Morayfield proved popular with buyersMr Parry said most buyers were young families looking for value for money. “We’ve seen a lot of new buyers on scene since February. Some are still in the approval phase,” he said. “They’re coming from all over including Sydney, Coffs Harbour and even the Northern Territory and Western Australia. “We’ve even sold a couple of properties sight unseen because the market is moving so rapidly.”last_img read more

Date is Set for 2020 Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®

first_imgWest Palm Beach, Fla.– Saturday, January 25, 2020 will mark the 29th annual Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure in Downtown West Palm Beach. Join the fun as walkers, racers, and supporters of all ages raise money for the cause while celebrating breast cancer survivors and remembering beloved friends and family who have lost their lives to this disease.  Where: Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St., West Palm Beach, FLRegistration: Visit komenflorida.org/race. Registration fees start at: $25 for adults and survivors; $10 for youth (under 18); and $45 for virtual participation. Fees will increase by $10 starting October 2, and an additional $5 the day of Race.Contact: To learn more, email [email protected], or visit komenflorida.org/race.    Local programs funded include Bethesda Women’s Health Center, Caridad Center, Department of Health-Broward County, Florida Community Health Centers, Genesis Community Health, Lakeside Medical Center, and Martin Memorial Health Systems. Locally in 2018-2019: 45,219 people learned about breast cancer including 24 who were diagnosed; 749 people benefited from diagnostic services such as clinical exams, diagnostic ultrasounds, and biopsies; 77 people received patient navigation services; and 978 people received a screening mammogram.With the goal to raise $1 million dollars in 2020, the Race is symbolic of Komen Florida’s commitment to ensuring that no woman—or man—ever walks alone on the breast cancer journey. The family-friendly event is an opportunity for runners, walkers, corporate, community and school teams, and individuals of all ages to enjoy a morning full of activities. IF YOU GO:What:  Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure® When:  January 25, 20205:30 AM     Race Day Registration opens at Palm Beach Post Centennial Park (South Flagler                               Drive between Evernia Street and Fern Street)7:00 AM     Main Stage Program begins at Meyer Amphitheatre7:30 AM     Women’s and Men’s 5K USATF Run (3.1 miles)8:15 AM      Runner’s Awards Ceremony and Entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre8:30 AM      Acknowledgements/Entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre9:00 AM      Warrior/Survivor Recognition Ceremony at Meyer Amphitheatre9:30 AM      5K Walk (13.1 miles) and 1-mile Family Fun Run10:15 AM    Kids T-Shirt Art Contest Awards at Meyer Amphitheatre10:30 AM    Tots Run for the Cure (ages 5 and under) at Flagler & Evernia near Kid Zone10:45 AM    Kids Run for the Cure (ages 6-12) at Flagler & Evernia near Kid Zone11:00 AM    Event concludes This year’s event will be chaired by Tim Allan “T.A.” Walker, WPTV’s Taste & See reporter. The popular journalist, known for his fun coverage of local events, music, dining, arts, tourism, festivals, and nightlife, has been a longtime supporter of the nonprofit dedicated to ending breast cancer.Funds raised during the Race will support Susan G. Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50% by 2026. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds from the Race will remain local to provide screenings, treatment and education in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. Twenty-five percent will support the Susan G. Komen Research and Training Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research awards and educational/scientific programs. Kate Watt, Komen Florida’s executive director, says 13,728 women in Florida are diagnosed with breast cancer annually and 2,704 of these will lose their battles with breast cancer. “With timely access to care for every woman or man affected by this disease, we can reduce breast cancer deaths by as much as one-third. Known as South Florida’s ‘First Responders to Breast Cancer,’ our focus is on improving access for low-income and uninsured women, women of color, and other vulnerable populations that face barriers to care while providing them with comfort, assurance, and compassionate support.”National presenting sponsor of the 2020 Komen South Florida Race for the Cure is Bank of America. Local sponsors as of the date of this release include presenting sponsor, South Florida Ford Dealers, Hubbard Media, WPTV, University of Miami Health System, Tropical Shipping, Good Samaritan Breast Institute, FPL, Comcast, Macy’s, Florida Cancer Specialists, Office Depot, Zebedee Productions, Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith and Dunkin’. About Susan G. Komen and Komen South FloridaSusan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen Florida is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure®, Komen Florida has invested over $14 million in community breast health programs in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 561-514-3020 or visit www.komenflorida.org.###last_img read more

Kana’i Mauga is making the most of his chances

first_imgEchols was able to sum up Mauga’s playing style in a single word. “[Gaoteote] has taught me a lot,” Mauga said. “He always tells me the rights from the wrongs. He always tells me that I have to drop a little more or that I have to read faster. He gives me tips here and there [as to] what I can do better.”  “Wild,” he said. “He’s everywhere: special teams, defense … Kana’i can do a lot of things. He’s just like a wildfire. He spreads everywhere — he’s everywhere.”  “He reminds me a lot of what [Pittman] did when he was a young person — just a guy that we can count on day in and day out,” Helton said. “I remember that with [Pittman], he was waiting for his time, and meanwhile he was just being so special on our special teams and that’s what Kana’i has been — just a true teammate in doing whatever is called upon him to help the team win.”  “Especially from where I grew up and where I came from, it’s not very privileged,” he said. “It takes a lot of hard work to make it out of there. I feel like [my play] gives them confidence, and that’s what they should get from this — that anything is possible through work.” When asked whether or not he expected the performance, Mauga replied, “Not at all.” In his starting debut Saturday against Arizona, however, Mauga racked up a career-high 13 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception. Mauga certainly made the most of his chance Saturday. Head coach Clay Helton had nothing but praise for Mauga after the breakout performance, comparing him to teammate senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. who, similar to Mauga, made his mark on special teams before his star turn. “USC is a very special place,” Mauga said. “You ask anybody about USC and they’ll have a whole story about [it]. It’s really awesome being a part of this legacy.” USC football’s consistent injuries continue to provide lesser-known players the opportunity to prove themselves. Few have responded to this call to action better than sophomore linebacker Kana’i Mauga. Mauga stepped in after sophomore Palaie Gaoteote IV sprained his ankle during the Trojans’ Week 7 matchup with Notre Dame. While Mauga had appeared in all of USC’s games to that point, he only played sparingly on special teams and at linebacker and registered just nine tackles. Redshirt sophomore outside linebacker Hunter Echols offered similar praise for his teammate. After enrolling in Spring 2018, Mauga played a limited role in the Trojans’ defense. Despite playing in all 12 games last season, he racked up just 14 tackles. Prior to Saturday’s game, Mauga continued to see limited action and was only brought in against specific offensive packages. Although his in-game action on defense was limited, Mauga was never discouraged.  Redshirt senior inside linebacker John Houston Jr. said Mauga fit in seamlessly not just on the field, but in the team’s preparatory process. Mauga credited his teammates and coaches for preparing him for his first start, especially the injured Gaoteote. “We love Kana’i,” Echols said. “[Kana’i] is a baller. He’s a beast … He works so hard … He’s putting himself in positions on the field to make plays, and I’m just so excited for that guy.”  Mauga is a former four-star recruit out of Waianae High School in Waianae, Hawaii. The 6-foot-2-inch linebacker was highly recruited by most of the Pac-12 but committed to USC prior to the 2017 season. “It wasn’t too bad. I just had to wait my turn,” Mauga said. “So I just kept encouraging the other people in the front [of me], and I just waited for my turn.” Sophomore linebacker Kana’i Mauga started in place of the injured sophomore Palaie Gaoteote IV Saturday against Arizona, managing 13 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception. (Photo courtesy of John McGillen / USC Athletics ) Hawaii has a proud football tradition and has recently served as a deep pipeline of college football talent. Mauga is part of that tradition, and the potential impact he could have on young players back home is not lost on him. last_img read more

Young minds caring for the homeless

first_imgYRobert Mtshali’s Young Minds Care and Phumlani Makhaye’s Master P Social Investments are gearing up to spread some cheer this Easter, delivering food and clothing to Joburg’s homeless as temperatures drop “When I was in high school I had to pass on a lot of things because of my financial situation; I’d say that had the biggest role to play in me getting to where I am now; that, and all the people who helped me get here,” says Robert Mtshali, founder of the Young Minds Group and a firm believer in the values of Ubuntu.In 2009, when he was 19 years old, Mtshali registered his business, then called Young Minds Cleaning Services.“My passion for helping people has always been there; it’s just that before I didn’t have the influence to do so but now I can and I am,” Mtshali explains, adding “I want to be as influential as my role model, Jay Z.”He adds; “Most of the things that I do, the initiatives that I do or take part in, relate to my personal experiences or those of someone close to me, like my colleagues and friends.”GOING TO THE MATRIC DANCEIn mid-2013 Mtshali and Young Minds Care (YMC), his company’s welfare arm, started Fabricated, the company’s first initiative aimed at benefitting the underprivileged.Fabricated identified six high school pupils – three boys and three girls – from Eastbank High School in Alexandra, who had performed admirably during their first semester and who couldn’t afford to go to their matric dance.Young Minds Care supplied the students with clothing, and funds for grooming and entrance fees to their dance as a reward for their hard work at school.“I also didn’t go to my matric dance due to financial constraints at the time and I really wanted to go but I couldn’t, and that hit me really hard, so I thought I would try my level best to help a few people who were in a similar situation,” says Mtshali.CHRISTMAS CHEERIn 2013 Mtshali and his colleagues wanted to do something different for Christmas, “so we decided to spend the day with people who weren’t as fortunate as we were and bring a few things with us to brighten up their festive season”.Shortly after Mtshali and his company joined forces with Phumlani Makhaye of Master P Social Investments to hold Homeless Xmas, spending Christmas Day delivering food and clothing to some 60 homeless people living under the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.Master P Social Investments encourages young people to share their successes by giving back to their communities.SHARING THIS EASTER“When we held our Christmas event we noticed there were more people than we expected and later found out there were just under 200 homeless people living under a bridge in Newtown so we thought it would be good for us to do something this Easter for them,” says Mtshali.This year YMC and Master P Social Investments are planning a Homeless Easter Drive on 19 April, distributing food and clothing to a group of people living under the M1 bridge over Newtown; the organisations invite Joburgers who want to help out to join them on the day at 8am.The organisations need donations of food and clothing to distribute on the day and are also trying to organise medical screenings for children in the group.“We are also trying to help these people get their documentation sorted out because we’ve noticed that a lot of them don’t have IDs or birth certificates,” Mtshali says. “This makes finding a job and proving they have dependants for social grants even harder for them.“For the little kids, we’re trying as much as we can to at least get them into schools so that they can get an education and hopefully break the chain of poverty.”PLAY YOUR PARTTo donate food and clothing to YMC and Master P Social Investment’s Easter drive, visit The Branson Centre in Braamfontein, the Mark Kidds Photographic Studio at Maponya Mall and Gordon Ridge Complex in Florida Glen.“Let’s carry the legacy of Nelson Mandela and let’s do what he believed in most, which is helping each other and loving one another regardless who the other may be,” says Mtshali.“Let’s do good and have fun at the same time.”To find out more about the event, or Young Minds Group and Master P Social Investments, email Robert Mtshali at [email protected] or call him on +27 (0) 84 811 6916, or email Phumlani Makhaye at [email protected] or call him on +27 (0) 78 792 6657.last_img read more

How to Opt Out of Receiving the Yellow Pages

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As of today, businesses and individuals can opt out of recieving paper-based phone books in the mail using a new Website called the National Yellow Pages Consumer Choice & Opt Out Site. Last month, we wrote about a study showing that nearly 70% of adults in the United States “rarely or never” use the phone book, and instead opt to use the Web-based search tools, which are infinitely more convenient and efficient. That research was conducted on behalf on WhitePages.com, who operates BanthePhoneBook.org, a site advocating opt-in-only delivery of phone books.The new opt-out site was created by Yellow Pages Association, the trade organization that represents the publishers of phone books in the United States, signaling an acknowledgement that printing and distributing paper phone books to every household is no longer a sustainable practice. To opt out of recieving the phone book on your door, head to www.yellowpagesoptout.com and register for the site. The registration process requires you to enter your address and phone number, but a note on the page promises that this information won’t be used for any purpose other than the opt out. Tags:#biz#How To A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… john paul titlow Once registered, you’ll recieve an email with your auto-generated password, which you can then use to log into the site. From there, you can select which phone books you would like to recieve (wishful thinking on their part?) or click the grey “Opt Out of All” button in the lower left and then click “Save Changes.”After opting out, you’ll get a confirmation email listing which phones you’ll be recieving moving forward, if any. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Making a small corner of Vienna just a little smarter

first_imgRelated Posts Donal Power How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#Austria#energy#Internet of Things#IoT#Siemens#Smart Cities#Vienna Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citiescenter_img How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Siemens AG is leading a consortium undertaking a new smart city research initiative in the new Aspern district of the Austrian capital.The German engineering goliath is the lead partner in a public private partnership called Aspern Smart City Research.The project, which has a five-year budget of $41 million, includes two energy providers to Vienna, Wien Energie and Wiener Netze as the other big partners.The ultimate goal of the research project is to develop innovative energy production solutions for future cities.The research is expected to lay the groundwork for services that utilities could provide in the future like flexible energy tariffs that could factor in the contribution of account prosumers.Another result of the research is to increase efficiency of energy production through the real-time analysis of weather conditions.Just three buildings for nowCurrently the smart cities research is focused on three buildings that are generating 2 million pieces of data daily. Data is coming from a 213-unit apartment building, a school and a student lodging building.Construction on the new city of Aspern was begun from scratch in 2008 on the site of a former airport. The total cost of construction will reach nearly $6 billion and run until 2028.People began moving into the Aspern community in 2015, two years following the district’s connection to Vienna by subway.Currently 6,000 inhabitants have come to Aspern of the total projected population of 20,000 after 20 years of development.Eventually a new train station will be located in Aspern on the rail line that links Vienna to the Slovakian capital Bratislava.The move to develop the Vienna-area smart city follows a new report from research firm Gartner that predicts smart cities will be going green in a big way over the next five years, driven by international efforts to reduce carbon emissions.Gartner expects that at least half of global smart cities will use climate change, sustainability and resilience as key performance indicators by 2020.last_img read more

PO Unveils Name of Its New Cruise Vessel

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: P&O P&O Cruises has revealed the name of its newest cruise ship joining the company’s fleet in May 2020.The newbuild will be named Iona and the name has been selected from over 30,000 entries to name the vessel.Exactly one month ago, the steel cutting ceremony for the ship was held at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.With a gross tonnage of 180,000 tons and a capacity of 5,200 passengers, the ship has been described as Britain’s biggest cruise ship.“Our new ship will be the largest ship ever operated by the brand and the largest ever to be dedicated exclusively to the UK cruise industry. It will also be the first ship in our market to be powered by LNG, the most environmentally friendly power source yet for large-scale cruise ships,” Paul Ludlow, P&O Cruises senior vice president, said at the steel cutting ceremony.last_img read more

National Honours and Awards Amendment Bill

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 23 Sept 2014 – The House of assembly, debate turned to the National Honours and Awards Amendment Bill 2014; the measure appeared to be getting wide support… though members agreed the specifics of the final law may require some changes. Related Items:house of assembly, National Honours and Awards Amendment Bill Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img read more