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WI offers diamond-mounted stove in online raffle

first_img  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 total views,  1 views today WI offers diamond-mounted stove in online raffle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 October 2008 | News The Women’s Institute is raffling online a diamond mounted cooker, which has been produced to celebrate the diamond anniversary of Denman College, the charity’s Residential Adult Education College.The one-of-a-kind range cooker was specially commissioned from home appliance brand Stoves in association with diamond jewellery specialist Seventy Seven Diamonds to mark the college’s diamond anniversary. It was unveiled in September 2008.The cooker, worth over £4,000, is now star prize in the charity’s online raffle.Earlier this year, Stoves announced a long-term partnership with the Women’s Institute which will see the brand and the WI work together on a number of projects including the refurbishment and launch of the WI Cookery School at Denman College early in 2009.Raffle tickets cost £2.50 each: there are no additional card charges or admin fees. The raffle is being held by online raffling site Rogavi.www.rogavi.com/WIdiamond Tagged with: Digital Gaming 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

Corner shops struggling to survive in Donegal

first_img Facebook Google+ By News Highland – August 9, 2012 WhatsApp Previous articleIrish National Sheep Dog trials underway in Donegal todayNext articleSinn Fein calls on Irish in Australia to get involved in politics at home News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest News Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Corner shops struggling to survive in Donegal Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Corner shops across Donegal are struggling to stay open because of high bank charges.And trade is down by more than 15% according to Chief Executive of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association.Vincent Jennings said local shop owners are facing a huge uphill battle to stay open.Speaking on todays Shaun Doherty Show he warned the recession is taking its toll with the government, banks and wholesalers heaping more pressure on shopkeepers…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/vin1pm.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

Wendel To Present 2021 Tentative Budget To Legislature Wednesday

first_imgShare: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) WNY News Now Image.MAYVILLE — A tentative county budget reflecting the impact and realities of COVID-19 will be presented Wednesday to the County Legislature by Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel.“I look forward to presenting my first tentative budget as County Executive,” said Wendel. “The presentation will reflect the efforts made by the COVID-19 Finance team, department heads and county employees to help keep this year’s budget in line and to better prepare us for next year.”After Wendel presents his budget, county legislators will begin their review of it by meeting with department heads and determining if any additional modifications are needed. They will then need to pass a final budget for 2021 on or before December 1.Copies of the 2021 Tentative Budget Presentation and the Chautauqua County 2021 Tentative Budget will be available online by Sept. 30. The presentation will be available on the County Executive’s website at chqgov.com/county-executive/County-Executive and the tentative budget will be available on the Finance Department’s website at chqgov.com/finance/Finance . Wendel will provide his 2021 tentative budget to the county legislature during the full legislature meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be live streamed on the Chautauqua County Government Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChautauquaCountyGovernment/.For more information, please contact the County Executive’s Office at (716) 753-4211.last_img read more

Fulham boss shrugs off Hughes claim

first_imgFulham manager Martin Jol has hit back at Mark Hughes’ claim that the club lacks ambition.Jol succeeded the Welshman at Craven Cottage after Hughes quit the Whites because he felt they could not match his long-term aspirations. Hughes believes QPR have a bright future.Hughes took over at QPR this week – despite the fact they are new to the top flight and are struggling to stay there.“We have been playing in the Premier League now for years, so it is a different club,” said Jol.AdChoices广告“We have played in a European final and that is not easy to achieve. When I came here I knew Fulham were ambitious.”And the Dutchman suggested Hughes was taking a risk by declaring that he wanted to build a legacy at Rangers.Referring to Hughes’ spells at Fulham and Manchester City, Jol added: “He is very brave to say that. If you look at the clubs he has managed, it has been for two years at the most.”Related stories:Hughes wants to build QPR legacyHughes: I’ve learnt from mistakes at CityHughes: I’m at QPR for the long haul Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facbooklast_img read more

Red Bluff girl named finalist for Wrangler National Finals national anthem contest

first_imgRed Bluff >> At 16, Red Bluff’s Ellie Fletcher swam the Alcatraz Invitational and now at 17 she’s taking the singing world by storm in a contest for the chance to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.Fletcher, the daughter of Greg Fletcher and Linda O’Sullivan, competed against hundreds for the opportunity and was chosen Sept. 27 as one of six finalists for the open category. The youth category has three finalists.“I sang at the Red Bluff …last_img read more

49ers buzz: What’s happening Friday at HQ

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Marquise Goodwin reserved comment Friday on what personal issue kept him out the past two games, but he’s happy to return for the 49ers’ game Sunday when the Denver Broncos visit, and one aspect that excites him is teaming up with red-hot receiver Dante Pettis.“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be on the same field at the same time with him,” Goodwin said. “We’ve dealt with a lot of injuries, a lot of mishaps.”Pettis accounted for all three of the 49ers’ touchdowns in …last_img read more

Raiders report card: Defensive grades solid even with 40-9 loss

first_imgHow the Raiders graded in a 40-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: FDerek Carr finished 22 of 30 for 222 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. And that dramatically overstates the success of the Raiders passing offense. Carr gave the Chiefs credit for scouting and making good plays, and maybe he’s right. But the fact is, Carr’s first interception to Tyrann Mathiew (intended for Darren Waller) led to the Chiefs first score. His second, stolen by …last_img read more

Me and my constitution: Laduma Ngxokolo

first_imgFashion designer and proud South African Laduma Ngxokolo shares his views about South Africa’s Constitution and tells us how it has helped to shape him.Ngxokolo has made a name for himself in the world of fashion and design, and talks about how South Africa’s Constitution makes it possible for those who are willing to invest their time and effort to realise their ambitions. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Mathiba MolefeConsidered one of South Africa’s brightest up and coming stars of fashion and design, Laduma Ngxokolo says his passion for knitwear and fashion in general started when he was just 15 years old.In building on this passion and pride in his Xhosa heritage, he studied textile design in high school and later completed a four-year degree in textile design and technology. He established his clothing label, MaXhosa by Laduma, during his final year.Ngxokolo has made a name for himself in the world of fashion and design, and talks about how South Africa’s Constitution makes it possible for those who are willing to invest their time and effort to realise their ambitions.Ngxokolo sat down with Brand South Africa to give us his take on South Africa’s Constitution and how it has inspired him to greatness; this is what he had to say:Mathiba Molefe (MM): Why did you decide to be a part of the Inspired by my Constitution campaign? What is it about the campaign that resonated with you?Laduma Ngxokolo (LN): It was a fairly easy decision. Brand South Africa is a brand identity which is very closely in line with and has a synergy with my own, Maxhosa by Laduma. This is mainly because of the cultural relation.AmaXhosa are the second biggest grouping in South Africa after the Zulu, so it made perfect sense for me to be a part of this cultural celebration. One of the outcomes that I have got from my work is that people have already made my work an ambassador of South Africa.What I have found with tourists in Cape Town or Johannesburg is that on their essentials list is to visit my stores and buy a piece for themselves or as a souvenir for someone back home.“What I hope to achieve is what the likes of uMama Esther Mahlangu and a few other South Africans have done – positioned themselves as ambassadors of South African heritage,” said Laduma Ngxokolo. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)MM: Using your platform, combined with the one given by this campaign, what do you hope to achieve?LN: What I hope to achieve is what the likes of uMama Esther Mahlangu and a few other South Africans have done – positioned themselves as ambassadors of South African heritage.But in my context I hope to achieve a new perspective of what South Africa is and what it should be.I take culture and translate it in a modern context that is often seen as new to local South Africans, to other African countries and internationally as well.So part of my efforts are to position myself as a modern Xhosa South African who wants to be known for shaping the identity of South Africa.I take a lot of pride in this because it’s a very important role to play, especially now in this time because we are the new generation that is coming up with a new point of view of how we see the rainbow nation, South Africa, should ultimately be.MM: What message would you like to send, and who do you hope to benefit the most?LN: One of the bold messages that I’m trying to bring across is that it is possible for any normal South African to translate what could be called a small dream into something so much bigger and take it offshore.Also, I would like to show that our culture as South Africans is actually global, and we must take advantage of that.Another message that I want to bring across is that South African culture can be high fashion as well, like Gucci and Versace and others.“One of the bold messages that I’m trying to bring across is that it is possible for any normal South African to translate what could be called a small dream into something so much bigger and take it offshore,” explains Laduma Ngxokolo. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)MM: How has South Africa’s Constitution helped you get to where you are now? How has the Constitution shaped the person you have become?LN: Our South African Constitution has really shaped my career for the better.My late mother was a knitwear designer during apartheid, and she couldn’t grow beyond what the circumstances at the time allowed.But I had the opportunity to get the best education that I could wish for; I had the opportunity to work with people across multiple races in South Africa and I have a clientele that is multicultural and multiracial as we are.So it means that I had better opportunities than any fashion designer who was trying to work during the apartheid era.Cultural pride as well is one of the things that, as Africans, the Constitution allows us to express and, because we have freedom of speech, I’m also able to talk about and comment on culture without being held back or get into trouble with the authorities or other leaders.MM: What would you say is the most inspiring part of our Constitution? How did that help you to get where you are now?LN: Freedom of speech is the ultimate right. I’ve travelled in many countries and realised that freedom of speech is not something that people freely practice.In South Africa people can stand up and express whatever they want to say and are actually able to physically implement their ideas without being confined by oppressive laws.MM: Tell us what you think about the relationship between rights and responsibilities. How do the two go together and how should we go about making the most of them?LN: I think having rights is very important and when one doesn’t capitalise on that opportunity then they undervalue it or underutilise it.As a young black South African I had a right to education, a right to support from the government through youth development initiatives and financing agencies.In return of course, I had the responsibility to make sure that I used those opportunities in a way that I would grow. I have a responsibility to make sure I don’t waste those opportunities, resources and support that I get from my parents, from the government or from private institutions that develop me.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Ohio’s senators weigh in on the changing climate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThere is no doubt about it: 2018 was wet. It was the third wettest year on record and farmers should prepare for more soggy situations moving forward. At the recent Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada, Ohio State University climate specialist Aaron Wilson said temperatures are also on the rise and more rain is not coincidental. The warmer conditions lead to a greater amount of water vapor in the atmosphere and increased rainfall potential. Farmers are acutely aware of the situation; so are politicians.This week in Washington, D.C. there was also plenty of talk about the changing climate as legislators considered the Green New Deal resolution spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). The much-discussed Green New Deal brought “cow farts” into the national political debate and strives for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and the creation of jobs. Estimates suggest the Green New Deal could cost anywhere from around $50 trillion to over $90 trillion between 2020 and 2029 in addition to a wide array of potential societal costs.Ohio’s two Senators weighed in with their thoughts on how to address the changing climate with the Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents this week, who were lobbying in Washington, D.C.“There are absolutely things we can do to reduce emissions. We should and we can do it in a way that is pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-farmer — it doesn’t have to be either or. That is one thing that gets lost in lot of the coverage I have seen,” said Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). “People say Republicans are deniers and Democrats want to do something about it. Republicans like me want to do something about it too. And we’ve done things about it. We actually have a reduction in CO2 emissions in this country at a time when other countries are increasing their emissions. We have done it through a lot of different ways through having more alternative fuel vehicles out there — including using ethanol — and through energy conservation and efficiency.”Sen. Rob Portman spoke with the OFBF county presidents this week in Washington, D.C.Portman co-authored the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act introduced in 2017 that passed the Senate with 82 votes and seeks to implement energy efficiency measure and incentives to reduce the carbon emissions equivalent of 15 million vehicles over the next 10 years.“We can do better in terms of energy efficiency and that is a great way to reduce emissions but also to add more jobs. We should be able to use technology and innovation better and we are starting to do that. I support legislation to give our power companies incentives to be able to capture carbon and sequester it and start a carbon market. Finally I will say that people who are really serious about climate change ought to look at nuclear power. There are advanced nuclear power technologies out there. It is emissions free,” Portman said. “There are ways we can make sure we have the base power we need. We have solar and wind. We have it in Ohio and we like it, but sometimes the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. You need to have that base power also. We have two nuclear plants in Ohio and they are both aging. We need newer, safer, more innovative plants that are much more efficient. There are lots of things that can and should be done and we are doing some of them, but to take up the Green New Deal and put that on the American people and the American farmer would be disastrous. It would increase everyone’s costs of electricity dramatically.”Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is not supporting the Green New Deal being pushed by many in his party, but does want to take an aggressive approach to addressing climate change.“It is not really a political thing. It is a fact thing. It is fact or it is not fact,” Brown said. “I just don’t think there are two sides to the issue of climate change. That is what the oil industry wants you to think, that is what Fox News wants people to think, and that is what right wing politicians want you to think, that there are two sides. The facts are facts and climate change is real and climate change is in part being caused by human beings. Every day we delay we make the problem more expensive and more dangerous. We have a president who continues to deny climate change.”Talking about the climate with Ohio Senators inevitably leads to talking about Lake Erie.“You can’t ever pin one weather issue on climate change but you can certainly see patterns. It is hard to believe that what is happening in Lake Erie with algae blooms isn’t related to climate,” Brown said. “The people that continue to deny climate change should be embarrassed. They are dishonest or they don’t want to face the truth.”Brown also talked about President Trump’s proposed budget that makes significant cuts to agricultural programs and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GRLI). Brown said the 90% — $270 million — proposed cut would devastate the GLRI that has successfully jumpstarted restoration efforts to protect, maintain, and restore the chemical, biological, and physical integrity of the Great Lakes, including Lake Erie.“Ohioans rely on Lake Erie for jobs, clean drinking water, and a place to enjoy with their families. Instead of investing in Ohio communities so they can grow and create jobs, President Trump is asking Ohioans to pay for tax cuts for millionaires by gutting Great Lakes programs and eliminating economic development efforts,” Brown said. “Senator Portman and I have always fought to ensure the GLRI is at full strength as communities work to keep Lake Erie clean. I will continue fighting for Ohio priorities throughout this budget process.”last_img read more

Giveaway! Win a Canon 70D Professional DSLR Camera

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