LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS He tells it how he sees it and he always brings intensity to everything he does. Which is a good mentality for any Englishman to have on a weekend when myth and mystique means nothing and actions and intensity mean absolutely everything.Get the latest behind-the-scenes news from Geoff Parling and his England teammates with O2 Inside Line, the weekly show from O2 – proud sponsor of England Rugby – and the RFU, at http://youtu.be/9laJGAog1Lo during the QBE International match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on November 2, 2013 in London, England. Mixing it up: Geoff Parling professes to wanting to be in amongst the action for 80 minutes every gameBy Alan DymockON THE eve of a big international it is easy to fall headlong into the habit of throwing around big, sentimental statements. That is, of course, unless you are no-nonsense second-row Geoff Parling.Talking before England’s decisive November Test against the All Blacks – a fixture England triumphed 38-21 in when it was played out a year ago – the Leicester Tiger cuts through the bluster, dismissing myths as he previewed the game. He also makes it patently clear that England have not played superbly yet.“In the last two games we have probably only played two halves of rugby,” Parling says. “I’m not saying we have switched off in the last games at all, but we haven’t put a complete game together. Of course we could have lost those games, but we didn’t.”Battling through a year on: England defeat AustraliaThe lineout specialist has extolled the strength of this England squad for pulling through two games against opposition ranked in the IRB’s top 10. He says that since beating New Zealand last year the team has not stagnated, but learned from their exploits. As an example of progress he cites England’s loss to Australia last year when a half-time lead of 14-11 was thrown away at Twickenham, as they lost 20-14. He then fast-forwards a year to when England turned around a 13-6 deficit at half-time against the Wallabies to win this November.He does concede that there shouldn’t be massive expectation as England face the Kiwis again, but he also shoots down any question of fearing the All Blacks.“I don’t think there ever has been a ‘mystique’ about the All Blacks,” he insists.“They just consistently do well and you have to respect them. They are nothing other than a very, very good team of rugby players. And last autumn the reaction to the result only came about because of the strength of New Zealand. I always get frustrated with the fuss and highlight footage after a result like that – you should play games like that, get results and move on to the next game, I always think. “It is the public reaction that changes. After beating New Zealand we are suddenly the best team in the world to those outside and then we lose to Wales in the Six Nations and we are the worst team in the world to those people. We are always something in the middle, reacting.”What Parling does say is that New Zealand do have habits; habits that England can target.Putting it to boot: The All Blacks kick oftenWhen they get chances they are deadly. They are able to counter more efficiently than almost anyone in the world, but Parling points out that they kicked more than anyone else in the Rugby Championship and any notion of the All Blacks running the ball from anywhere is just another myth to be busted. England can plan for this.The second-row also scoffs at the suggestion he should be happy for competition from other second-rows, dismissing such talk as nonsense because “every player wants to play 80 minutes of every game” and he will not be caught trotting out the usual answer to such question. What he also has no time for, he says, is looking beyond this game against New Zealand.“Talk of 2015 and beyond is for coaches to think about. For me it’s too far away and I want to concentrate on this game. Let’s not have eyes on it. I want to win this series; coaches plan for the World Cup.”
Reply EJ We have a lack of Trust today. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia We had one of those random acts of kindness happen to us. We were at the drive through at the Mt. Dora McDonalds on 441, and ordered some food, and when we pulled up to pay for the food, the employee said that the woman in front of us had already paid for our food. I couldn’t believe it that someone would do that! I do not know who the lady was, only that she was blonde headed and had a black car with an Alabama Crimson Tide tag holder, and Crimson Tide emblems on her car….it wowed me. Please enter your name here October 22, 2017 at 10:43 am Reply Mama Mia Don, I read where you and your father are going places together. You are so lucky to have your dad. I tell you, Don, it really hurts, when both of a person’s parents are gone. It may sound silly, but I know how it feels to be an “adult orphan”. Enjoy your parents as much as you can, and continue to go places with them, because when they are gone, you can’t, and you really will miss them, and going places with them. I wish you well Don. Prayers to you! Reply TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleMcKinley wins Champion of Justice AwardNext articleShe sure got my attention… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyThursday morning, my father and I had just finished a doctor’s appointment he had and were standing in our favorite supermarket ready to check out. We had a shopping cart full of goodies to spoil his grandkids with, along with things he and my mother needed. We had just loaded all the items we were purchasing onto the conveyor belt when my father noticed that the gentleman behind us only had two or three items and would have to wait a bit for us to finish checking out. Feeling bad that we would be holding up his day by making him wait, my dad did what he often does in these situations and suggested to me that we let that guy go first. I agreed and approached the man explaining that we would allow him to go ahead of us rather than wait.His expression at first was one of confusion. I thought that maybe he didn’t hear me as I tend to talk very softly and fast at times, so I repeated what I had said, slower and more clearly. He still looked befuddled and told me not to worry about it. After a few seconds of thinking about it, he changed his mind, picked up his things and moved towards the front of us to check out. Then I saw the cashier starting to ring up our items and explained to her that we wanted to let the man with less items go first. Her reaction was a slight roll of the eyes and a heavy sigh. Now, I don’t believe she was trying to be rude and she seemed like a nice lady, I instead think that us wanting the gentleman behind us to go first, threw off the process of what she was doing but the reactions that they both had to our act of kindness seemed bizarre to us. As my dad and I walked out of the store and loaded our groceries into the car, we were laughing and joking about how trying to do something nice confused the man and threw off the cashier. The more the day went on however, I started to think that there was something in that scenario that I was missing. As I kept thinking about it, I decided that the situation that unfolded inside of the store that morning wasn’t as humorous as I initially thought and was instead a sad representation of how acts of kindness aren’t as common as they once were and when they do occur, aren’t trusted as true acts of kindness.I’m not saying that every situation where people that are doing something nice for someone else isn’t considered genuine or that these acts never happen but when I think back on my childhood, and how I was taught to hold doors for people, be respectful and always looking to help, I realize that this mindset, one that was once very common for people to have almost seems extinct now. We still see folks rally around each other when tragedy strikes and that’s a wonderful thing. We still see people helping neighbors and friends, again that’s awesome. What I don’t see much of anymore is the common act of kindness to strangers the way I used to see it. I can’t help but wonder that if more of people just being kind to others wouldn’t help alleviate at least some of the division we see in our society now. After all it’s hard to be mad at someone who voted differently from you or has different philosophies from you when they’ve just done something nice for you when they didn’t have to and wanted nothing in return for doing so.Will being kind take away all the rotten things we see unfold on an everyday basis? No, but what it may do is remind the person being helped how much it means to have someone be kind to them and they may want to return that favor to someone else that they run across who needs help. In my opinion kindness and love will always win out over anger and hate. If we as human beings can start looking more in the direction of compassion, then we will be doing something that God designed us for. I confess that I need to tap into that mindset myself more often and am thankful for the events of Thursday morning because it reminded me of how important a simple act of kindness can be and how the world could use more of them.Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. When I go to the grocery store line to pay, sometimes people let me go ahead, if I only have a few things, and I thank them sincerely. Other times I have had people jump right in front of me in line, when walking up to the register. Mostly people are nice to me. I think it is just how the people are. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply 5 COMMENTS Mama Mia October 22, 2017 at 10:29 am Wow, was my first thought when I read your Act of Kindness story. It touched my heart in such away that I wanted to share it with others. How proud of you God must be for such a post that would others with such an impact. I experience this very same thing a lot in the small town which I live. I’m not sure if kindness, true love and compassion will ever come back. I believe that we are now living in the time when love last waxed cold (Matthew 24:12), Nevertheless you and your father just keep right on showing the world the Jesus qualities that lives in you both. October 28, 2017 at 5:51 pm Reply October 22, 2017 at 10:33 am Lenora Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 October 22, 2017 at 9:21 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Alex Jelly joins Management Centre Howard Lake | 15 May 2009 | News Alex Jelly has joined The Management Centre as fundraising consultant.She has worked for a number of charities including Shelter, CARE International, Addaction and Green Alliance.As a former consultant she brings more than 10 years experience of major gift, trust and corporate fundraising to the team. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis www.managementcentre.co.uk 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.
Howard Lake | 3 July 2015 | News [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dz7i2_HpIo[/youtube] Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Saudi Prince pledges all his £20bn wealth to charities Saudi businessman and philanthropist HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud has pledged to donate all his wealth to charities over the coming years. His $32 billion commitment is one of the largest philanthropic pledges to date.Speaking as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alwaleed Philanthropies Prince Alwaleed said that he wanted his gift to help build a “better world of tolerance, acceptance, equality and opportunity for all.”A nephew to former king Abdullah, who died in January this year, Prince Alwaleed has been involved in philanthropic activities for 35 years. He has already donated $3.5 billion through the Alwaleed Philanthropies, one of the major philanthropic foundations in the Arab world.He said:“I now pledge to donate my entire wealth to the Alwaleed Philanthropies, which work in the main fields of intercultural understanding, supporting needy communities, through health promotion, eradication of diseases, provision of electric power to remote villages and hamlets, building orphanages and schools, and much more, as well as providing disaster relief and empowering women, youth and poverty alleviation. This donation will be allocated according to a well-devised plan throughout the coming years. It will be based on a strategy that is supervised and managed by a board of trustees headed by me to ensure that it will be used after my death for humanitarian projects and initiatives.”Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with whom the Alwaleed Philanthropies have partnered, welcomed the Prince’s decision, saying: Advertisement “Prince Alwaleed’s generous commitment promises to significantly extend the great work that his foundation is already doing. His gift is an inspiration to all of us working in philanthropy around the world.”Gates is one of those philanthropists who have signed up to The Giving Pledge, promising to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. Although Prince Alwaleed’s pledge is on that scale, his statement made no mention of that initiative. The Alwaleed Philanthropies have supported projects in 92 countries. These include:* promoting more sustainable communities in Saudi Arabia, through the Housing Initiative, which allows hundreds of thousands of eligible Saudi citizens to receive housing units.* helping Afghani women by advocating literacy, via the Turquoise Mountain organisation* supporting disaster relief in countries that have suffered natural disasters, including Egypt, Jeddah, Nepal and Turkey* supporting education through six centres at the universities of Georgetown, Harvard, Edinburgh, Cambridge, and the American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo; in addition to the Islamic Hall at the Louvre in Paris. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 18 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.
The 2020 National Lottery Awards are looking for examples of people who were ‘lockdown legends’ this year in their extraordinary response to and impact on their community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.This is the first time that the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery-funded projects will also be honouring individuals who have made a difference. The Awards are open to any of the groups and organisations that received one of the nearly 25,000 National Lottery grants awarded in the UK during 2018/19. These grants were worth more than £1.2 billion to good causes. 347 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Awards COVID-19 National Lottery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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. Howard Lake | 11 July 2020 | News Nominations openThe National Lottery is now calling for nominations of people who have inspired the public by doing amazing things with the help of National Lottery funding.Winners in each category will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a National Lottery Awards trophy. Jonathan Tuchner from The National Lottery said:“Now, more than ever, people have rallied together, and individuals are performing inspirational acts and extraordinary endeavours to help in cities, towns and villages up and down the country.“Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK amid the coronavirus crisis. People have used National Lottery funding in amazing ways during these challenging times. We want to honour them as part of this year’s National Lottery Awards and recognise their selfless dedication and thank them for their fantastic work.” National Lottery Awards are looking for lockdown legends Award categoriesThe 2020 National Lottery Awards will recognise outstanding individuals in the following sectors:ArtsEducationHealthEnvironmentSportHeritageCommunity/CharityThere will also be a special Young Hero Award for someone under the age of 18 who has gone that extra mile in their organisation.All nominees must work or act for a National Lottery funded organisation or have received National Lottery funding.To make your nomination for this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or complete an entry form through the awards website. Entries must be received by midnight on 19th August 2020. 348 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2
On Thursday, April 14, workers in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Los Angeles and more than 300 other cities across the U.S. — as well as in 40 other countries, including south Korea, the Philippines, Chile, Panama, Pakistan and Brazil — walked off their jobs and/or joined marches and protests in what organizers said was the largest protest by low-wage workers in history.Some 60,000 workers took part in the U.S. “Fight for $15” demonstrations, according to organizers. They called for the right to collectively bargain and a minimum wage of $15 an hour, more than twice the current U.S. federal minimum of $7.25 and many times higher than in most countries. Many of the international actions were directed at McDonald’s. McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook raked in $7.91 million last year — more than tripling the $1.67 million he “earned” the previous year.California and New York have both recently passed legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 through a “phase-in” period over several years. Undoubtedly, this is to give the capitalists the time to seek ways to increase their superprofits made from the exploitation of colonized and oppressed nations, so that the wage increases for their workers do not come out of their own pockets. This is why real internationalists must also raise the demand of a global minimum wage or basic minimum income!New EnglandLow-wage workers at Boston’s Logan International Airport, home care and child care workers, adjunct professors, religious leaders, immigrant and housing advocates, legislators and the Black Lives Matter movement joined with striking fast food workers for a rally at the Massachusetts State House organized by the #wageactioncoalition, the Service Employees Union and other unions. They marched through downtown Boston to McCormick & Schmick’s and McDonald’s to build solidarity with workers there struggling against poverty wages and poor working conditions.Bills are pending in Massachusetts to raise wages to $15 an hour for about 1,500 service employees at Logan Airport and over 200,000 workers at fast food and “big box” retail chain outlets across the state.justice for Jeffrey Pendleton.Photos: Howard RotmanA rally also addressed the struggle for justice for Jeffrey Pendleton, a Black 26-year-old homeless man who had worked for a Burger King in Nashua, N.H. He participated in a fast food worker strike and was active in the Fight for $15 movement. After Nashua police arrested him on a minor offense, he was sent to the notorious Valley St. Jail in Manchester, N.H., not far from Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters. Pendleton was too poor to afford the $100 bail that would have set him free.Pendleton had been harassed by police because he was homeless and had won money settlements from both Hudson, N.H., and Nashua police departments last year, with support from the ACLU, although much of the settlement money went to paying lawyer fees.Shortly after his imprisonment, Pendleton was mysteriously “found dead ” in his jail cell on March 13. The circumstances resembled those of the internationally known case of Sandra Bland, a Black woman active in the struggle against police brutality who was “found hung” in a Texas police cell three days after being arrested for failing to signal when changing lanes.Chicago, Los AngelesOver 1,000 low-wage workers descended on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” on the evening of April 14 after having spent most of the day on the North Side near the Loyola University campus, an action which included a shutdown of an entrance to Lake Shore Drive. They began a second set of marches under heavy police presence in one of the wealthiest areas of Chicago — outside Park Tower, where Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel LLC and Illinois’ wealthiest person, keeps a penthouse apartment. Citadel has owned and traded millions in McDonald’s stock over the years, raking in huge profits. The workers stopped briefly at a Bank of America office to chant, “Banks got bailed out! We got sold out!” The financial giant controls more than $2 billion worth of shares in the fast food chain. (chicagoist.com)In Los Angeles, protesters held aloft large balloons and marched behind a banner that read, “McJobs hurt us all.” In New York, thousands rallied in Times Square and later protested outside a Republican gala featuring the party’s three candidates for the 2016 presidential race.Howard Rotman contributed the New England portion of this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Senator Young Among Those Calling for USMCA Vote in House Leave this field empty if you’re human: Senator-Young-says-vote-on-USMCAWith his party’s leadership standing at his side on Capitol Hill, Indiana Senator Todd Young this week called on the U.S. House to finally pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Trade Agreement, citing the important economic benefits for Hoosier farmers and manufacturers.Senator Young lauded the current economic growth in the U.S., but he said passing USMCA is important, unfinished business.“I represent the state of Indiana, the most manufacturing intensive state in the country. One out of four manufacturing businesses in my state directly export to Canada or Mexico, resulting in roughly 60,000 jobs,” he said. “So, it’s important to our manufacturing workers. It’s also very important to our ag economy.”Young talked numbers and made an appeal to the Speaker of the House.“Indiana ranks #8 in terms of ag exports, soybeans, corn and other commodities into Mexico and Canada, so we’ve got to get this done for our farmers,” Young said. “Ninety-five percent of our farms in the state of Indiana are family farms or small operations. This is about saving our rural communities. President Trump has struck a good deal, a very good deal. Nancy Pelosi needs to move forward with it to sustain our economic health.”USMCA was signed one year ago but it needs ratification by Congress, hence the continual calls for the Speaker to bring it to a vote.Subscribe to our free daily newsletter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 23, 2019 SHARE Previous articleClock Keeps Ticking Away for USMCA Vote and Dry Indiana Weather on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleHarvest Progress Slow but Sure in Indiana Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Indiana Senator Young Among Those Calling for USMCA Vote in House
LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleDoherty says some Irish in Australia are strugglingNext articleMan in court for Dublin hijacking of Donegal woman’s car News Highland By News Highland – September 7, 2012 Facebook News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Staff suspended from Gransha unit as abuse claims are investigated Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week The Western Trust in the North has confirmed a number of staff have been suspended after a police investigation was launched into allegations of abuse at a home for vulnerable adults in Derry.There have been a number of claims of mistreatment at Ralph’s Close in Gransha.The trust says the allegations are of a serious and concerning nature, and they’re seeking public help t5o ensure they are fully investigated. Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also