Advertisement Hall & Woodhouse @BadgerPubs beat their fundraising target in support of 8 Air Ambulance charities.https://t.co/8gKjUfHB7Y pic.twitter.com/VYePOz4Tpg— Devon Air Ambulance (@DevonAirAmb) February 18, 2019Hall & Woodhouse & air ambulancesDorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse has raised £114,287 in aid of eight local air ambulance charities in the past year, including Devon Air Ambulance. At the beginning of 2018, Hall & Woodhouse’s team members voted to make the eight Air Ambulances their official charity partners until 2020. Through the partnership, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, Great Western, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent Surrey Sussex, London, Thames Valley and Wiltshire Air Ambulance will receive support from the company. Throughout the year, 52 pubs in H&W’s managed house estate across the south, came together to raise as much money as possible through a variety of fundraising initiatives such as quiz nights, sponsored events and family fun days. Tagged with: corporate fundraising John Lewis & WaterAidWaterAid has launched a three-year partnership with the John Lewis Foundation, which will help empower communities in Sant Ravi Das Nagar (Bhadohi), India, where John Lewis & Partners carpets are made, by bringing clean water and sanitation to their communities. The Foundation will donate £100,000 per year to provide 15,000 people in Sant Ravi Das Nagar (Bhadohi) district in Uttar Pradesh with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, while also running a hygiene education programme to reach more than 100,000 people. Today our friends at @matalan have revealed their #BeASuperStar total raised for @AlderHey was £623,000, bringing the 5 year amount to £2.7m -THIS IS AMAZING GUYS! Watch this video about the impact of the campaigns on the families involved https://t.co/hRnU0J4msB— Alder Hey Children’s Charity (@AlderHeyCharity) February 26, 2019Matalan & Alder Hey Children’s CharityMatalan‘s Superstars campaign has raised £623,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, bringing its five year, five campaign total for the charity to £2.7m. Activity included special merchandise, such as its Superstars pyjamas and a single called Reach for the Stars and featuring Grace Lee, Lauren Clarke and the Alder Hey Matalan Choir. 14 brands supporting charities: corporate fundraising round up Melanie May | 28 February 2019 | News We’re delighted to announce that, after a Bank wide vote, our employees have chosen @Mind as our charity of the year 2019. Mind strives to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We’re looking forward to helping them achieve their goal! pic.twitter.com/FAQbXlKTep— Aldermore Bank (@AldermoreBank) January 29, 2019Aldermore & MindSpecialist bank Aldermore has chosen Mind as its Charity of the Year for 2019. Mind was the winning selection after a shortlist of charities were put to a bank-wide employee vote. In support of Mind, Aldermore will hold a series of planned fundraising events throughout 2019, everything from bake sales to sponsored runs, and the Bank will match the amount raised at each event via its ‘pound for pound’ scheme. McCarthy & Stone & Coram BeanstalkMcCarthy & Stone’s CEO John Tonkiss has presented Coram Beanstalk with a cheque for £15,000 to kickstart the company’s pledge to raise at least £100,000 during 2019 to help support the charity’s reading support programmes. The presentation took place at Liverpool Central Library this week as part of a special visit made by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall who was there to meet Coram Beanstalk volunteers and some of the children supported by them. Maxol & Aware NIMaxol, with the help of staff and customers, has raised £23,000 in Northern Ireland for charity partner, AWARE. Maxol ran companywide fundraising initiatives to raise money for AWARE NI including ‘Top up by Ten’ in the summer and the Christmas Coffee Cup Campaign in November and December. The funds raised by Maxol will go towards helping AWARE increase awareness of positive mental wellbeing in local communities and help to provide support groups and education programmes across the country. 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. 842 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis87 Deutsche Bank & Cure LeukaemiaDeutsche Bank raised £1.2m for Cure Leukaemia in 2018 as one of its two UK Charities of the Year, more than the first year of any previous partnership. Thousands of Deutsche Bank staff across the UK helped achieve this total through volunteering, quizzes, physical challenges, raffles and many more fundraising initiatives as well as a hackathon to develop prototype mobile apps to benefit blood cancer patients worldwide (main image). The biggest single impact came from the bank’s ‘One Day’ salary giving initiative, which raised over £630,000 for Cure Leukaemia. This will fund a pioneering Therapy Acceleration Laboratory at the University of Oxford, which will drive the development of new personalised blood cancer therapies.Image: England captain Gareth Southgate during the One Day event. Ten Hill Place & Bowel Cancer UKEdinburgh’s largest independent hotel Ten Hill Place is adapting its facilities to accommodate guests who have been affected by cancer. Ten Hill Place is making alterations to all disabled toilets in its 129-bedroom Old Town building to make its services easier to use for guests who have a stoma. These redesigns come as Surgeons Quarter embarks upon a yearlong partnership with Bowel Cancer UK to raise £50,000 in 2019. Morgan Stanley & Teenage Cancer TrustMorgan Stanley has announced a new two-year charity partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust. The new partnership was voted for by employees following a week-long poll. The partnership will see employees aiming to raise £500,000, which will be matched by the Morgan Stanley International Foundation, to raise a total of at least £1million. This support will help create a new, pioneering Teenage Cancer Trust hospital ward in London, along with a new team of expert nurses across London and the South East who will provide specialist care in hospital and at home. Dallas Burston Polo Club & The Shakespeare HospiceDallas Burston Polo Club has chosen The Shakespeare Hospice as charity partner. As its partner, the hospice will receive a donation of profits at major events and have representatives on site raising funds and awareness. The Shakespeare Hospice will be the exclusive beneficiary for the majority of DBPC events throughout 2019. It was at the Bonfire Night event in November last year that the Polo Club began raising funds for The Shakespeare Hospice. The annual extravaganza saw a record breaking 7000+ attendees enjoying the festivities, with hospice fundraisers on hand with buckets throughout the grounds to take donations from the public. Dallas Burston Polo Club then donated a further £3,000 from ticket sales after the event. Main image: winners of the Deutsche Bank hackathon event to develop prototype mobile apps to benefit blood cancer patients. 841 total views, 2 views today Here are 14 of the corporate partnerships with charities to have caught our eye this month, from Deutsche Bank’s fundraising for Cure Leukaemia, to Iceland’s new partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, and Dunelm’s with Macmillan. Dunelm & Macmillan Cancer SupportMacmillan Cancer Support and Dunelm have announced a two-year fundraising partnership. Over the next two years, Dunelm hopes to raise £1million for Macmillan which could fund 18 Macmillan professionals for one year – from nurses and physiotherapists to financial advisors and family support workers. Dunelm’s colleagues will be taking part in local and national fundraising events, from record breaking attempts and fancy-dress days, to braving the shave and sponsored runs. To maximise fundraising, Dunelm will be donating 5p from every cup of tea sold through its coffee shop brand Pausa to the charity, as well as selling Macmillan fundraising merchandise in 170+ stores. If colleagues wish to personally raise funds for another charity, Dunelm will help Macmillan further through its match funding program. BT & JāṅgalaBT is supporting Walthamstow-based charity Jāṅgala in its efforts to provide connectivity in humanitarian situations, including refugee, disaster relief and at-sea rescue. Jāṅgala has developed low-cost easy-to-use internet access systems for humanitarian emergencies which include, the first Wi-Fi network in the Jungle, refugee camp in Calais. For its work, it has recently been awarded TEAC UK’s Special Award. BT Emergency Response team will use Jāṅgala technology and BT will support it with funding and technical expertise as it increases the sophistication of its tools and expands its global operations. Iceland & Alzheimer’s Research UKIceland will invest £1m in Alzheimer’s Research UK in a partnership with the charity for 2019. The money will fund research searching for a cure as well as efforts to raise awareness of the debilitating disease Iceland is to hold a charity fundraising week from 8 June, with in-store activities involving both staff and customers. Iceland has supported Alzheimer’s Research UK previously, between 2011 and 2013 and has raised £15m for dementia causes since 2010. Morrisons & CLIC SargentMorrisons is to extend its national charity partnership with CLIC Sargent for an extra year – until 2021. Morrisons’ colleagues overwhelmingly supported the move to continue the current three-year agreement with CLIC Sargent, which has so far raised more than £7million. The partnership, which has a current fundraising target of £10 million, had been due to end in February 2020. It will now extend to February 2021 with a new target of £13 million. The additional money raised will fund a new CLIC Sargent ‘Home from Home’ near the Christie Hospital in Manchester, which will be a national centre for specialist childhood cancer treatments such as Proton Beam Therapy, CAR-T Treatment and Genome Sequencing. And finally:Dragon AwardsThe Dragon Awards are seeking entrants. The City of London Corporation, which runs the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, wants to hear from firms of all sizes and sectors that going the extra mile to make a difference, from championing diversity to running volunteering and social mobility schemes. And for the first time this year, the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards will have an award solely celebrating digital skills initiatives. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis87
WABC(NEW YORK) — A Bronx, New York, man spent the last 35 years proclaiming his innocence to prosecutors, his defense attorney, in appellate court documents and to the parole board.Rafael Ruiz was sentenced to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison after a Manhattan jury convicted him in 1987 for sexually assaulting a woman in East Harlem.Ruiz, now 60, served every year of his sentence at various upstate New York prisons until April 29, 2009, when he walked out of Orleans Correctional Facility. Fast forward to Wednesday, prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Program agreed to toss Ruiz’s conviction after newly tested DNA evidence did not place him at the scene of the crime or the assailant.Before his release, Ruiz was eligible to get out of prison on parole since August 28, 1992, but every time he was presented to the state’s parole board he refused to admit his guilt to a crime he did not commit.“Parole is the release of a prisoner to supervision in the community after he/she has completed a part of his/her sentence in an institution,” according to the United States Department of Justice.Members of the state’s Board of Parole are appointed by the governor. They base their decision to release an inmate on a variety of factors including the facts and circumstances surrounding the conviction, statements made by victims and victims’ families, as well as an individual’s criminal history, institutional accomplishments, potential to successfully reintegrate into the community and perceived danger to public safety.Inmates, especially innocent ones, feel pressure to admit their guilt to the parole board just to get out, according to Daniel S. Medwed the author of The Innocent Prisoner’s Dilemma: Consequences of Failing to Admit Guilt at Parole Hearings.The state’s Parole Board confirmed that Ruiz appeared nine times throughout his prison sentence.“He went to the parole board about seven to nine times and consistently maintained his innocence, except one time,” Ruiz’s attorney, Seema Saifee, with the Innocence Project, told ABC News on Wednesday.In an act of desperation, Ruiz implicated himself with the sex crime to the parole board “once and only once” in order to get released and see his mother who was dying from cancer, said Saifee.Despite telling the board what they wanted to hear, Ruiz was still denied his freedom.Ruiz was granted 10 minutes of “compassionate release” and was able to see his mother in the hospital before she died in 2006, said Saifee.“Rafael said she barely was able to open her eyes, she said ‘is that my son? is he home?’” Saifee told ABC News.It’s unclear if Ruiz has obtained an attorney to file a lawsuit, but if he does decide to take the civil routine, Saifee said: “he has the right and legal opportunity to.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Pecans are known to be the healthiest of all tree nuts, packing more antioxidants than any other. What isn’t so certain is how the heck do you correctly pronounce it? Is it “pee-can” or “pu-cahn”?“I run into both” ways of saying it, said Lenny Wells, pecan specialist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, who is writing a book on the history of North America’s only commercially grown native nut.In this episode of “In the Field,” Wells and Brad Haire, news director with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, try to figure it out … kinda, sorta.Watch What is the right way to say ‘pecan’?.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth to reward Ramsdale with bumper contractby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are set to award goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a new contract.According to TEAMtalk, the England under-21 international is set to get a new deal that will double his wages.Ramsdale has starred in the Premier League for the Cherries, playing all eight clashes for Eddie Howe’s team.The youngster has beaten out the likes of Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc for the starting spot.And it appears that his wages will reflect his current status in the squad a little more, if he decides to sign the renewal.
Nearly a month removed from his withdrawal from the Players Championship, Tiger Woods and all the drama that surrounds him return to competition today at the Memorial Tournament.Maintaining the No. 1 spot atop the World Golf Rankings for the last five years, there is never a lack of public intrigue surrounding Tiger Woods.With his recent neck injury and issues with his personal life, however, the 14-time major champion has drawn even more headlines than usual in the last six months. It has been a rocky road for Woods dating back to his Nov. 27 car accident. From the admittance of his adulterous ways to his pending divorce, Tiger’s life off the course was a mess.Professionally, things started looking up for Woods following a strong showing at Augusta National in which he finished tied for fourth. Tiger’s moment of light was short lived. After missing the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship, Woods couldn’t even finish the following week at the Players Championship, withdrawing on the seventh hole during Sunday’s final round due to a sore neck. Resting and rehabbing his neck since the Players, Tiger is back at the Memorial trying to right the ship once again. “I think that life is moving forward … the last six months have been pretty tough, and I’m now starting to get into golf and starting to play golf again,” he said.Being the defending Memorial champion and having the most all-time wins of any player at Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, this week seems as good as any for Tiger to get back at it.“I’ve always had good memories here,” Woods said. “It’s nice to come back to a golf course when obviously I haven’t played a whole lot this year, but it’s nice to come back to a venue where I have played well.”While Muirfield has treated him well, it remains to be seen whether Woods’ game is back to the form that golf fans are accustomed to, especially considering his recent break-up with longtime swing coach Hank Haney.“I’ve hit the ball much better,” Woods said. “It’s just like anything, though. It’s great to hit it at home, but I need to bring it out here.” For the time being, Tiger is using video to analyze his own swing and says as of now he has no plans for hiring a new coach.Even with the recent neck injury and mediocre play of late, Tiger’s competitors know not to count him out this week.“Anytime Tiger is in the field, you know you are going to have to be on top of your game to win,” said 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover.For many, after playing just nine competitive rounds all season, simply making the cut would be a victory in and of itself, but for Tiger Woods nothing is out of the realm of possibilities. “I never like to assume what he can and can’t do because he proves us all wrong all the time,” said Aussie golfer Adam Scott. Woods will take to the course at 12:44 p.m. today to begin his first round of play alongside Steve Stricker and Jason Bohn.
After 21 years under the watch of John Bluem, Ohio State found a new men’s soccer head coach Monday.The Buckeyes announced the hire of former Indiana associate head coach Brian Maisonneuve as the 10th coach in program history. He spent the past 10 years guiding the Hoosiers to eight NCAA tournament appearances including their victorious 2012 NCAA national championship and a runner-up finish in the 2017 season.“I am excited to get to work and continue to grow the Ohio State program into one of the elite soccer programs in the country,” Brian Maisonneuve said in a statement. “John [Bluem] did a great job over the last 21 years and I am so honored for this opportunity. This is an incredible athletics department with tremendous resources.”Maisonneuve was an All-American as a player for the Hoosiers during his four-year tenure on the team from 1991 to 1994, and his success does not stop there. After playing at Indiana, Maisonneuve went to play for the Columbus Crew from 1996 to 2004. He also was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team and the 1998 U.S. World Cup team. When his playing days were done, he coached for five years before joining the Hoosiers. He led the Hoosiers to eight NCAA tournaments throughout his time as a coach.He will fit perfectly as the next in line of a successful coaching history. “We are fortunate to add Brian Maisonneuve to our outstanding lineup of head coaches,” Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith said in a statement. “He has competed at a high level and coached in one of the most successful collegiate programs nationally. We look forward to the opportunities our student-athletes will have under Brian’s direction.” Maisonneuve has received multiple coaching awards throughout his career including the NSCAA Assistant Coach of the Year for the Great Lakes Region in 2012 and 2015. He was also named one of the top 12 assistants in the nation for the third straight year and fifth time in his career in 2016.
The Ohio State Buckeyes stand together to sing “Carmen” after the game against Minnesota on Oct. 13. Ohio State won 30-14. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorAfter defeating Minnesota 30-14 on Saturday, Ohio State moved up one spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll to No. 2. Ohio State was also ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll. The Buckeyes remain in the Top 4 along with No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame. Ohio State is one of six teams from the Big Ten in the latest poll, with No. 6 Michigan, No. 18 Penn State, No. 19 Iowa, No. 23 Wisconsin and No. 24 Michigan State. No. 2 Ohio State will face Purdue at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana. The AP Poll: Week 8AlabamaOhio StateClemsonNotre DameLSUMichiganTexasGeorgiaOklahomaUCFFloridaOregonWest VirginiaKentuckyWashingtonNC StateTexas A&MPenn StateIowaCincinnatiSouth FloridaMississippi StateWisconsinMichigan StateWashington State