Fundraiser organises own half marathon in Haiti after official run cancelled

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first_img 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.  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Fundraiser organises own half marathon in Haiti after official run cancelled Howard Lake | 6 February 2018 | News A charity runner has organised her own half marathon in Haiti after the official event was cancelled due to travel warnings.The official run, organised annually by Let’s Go Haiti for the past five years, was cancelled due to US Government travel warnings which seriously affected participation. Jane Holden, from South Leicestershire, was one of the runners who had planned to take part.She was running to raise awareness and funds for the Andrew Grene Foundation (AGF), a charity that aims to transform lives in Haiti. Undeterred by the cancellation, she has organised her own event in its place, naming it the Holden Haiti Half.Holden said: “The run fell on my birthday weekend and I had already planned a few meetings in Haiti on behalf of the AGF, so the timing of the run felt like fate.“I was asking friends and family to donate what they would have spent on birthday cards or chocolate on a small donation instead. I had planned for the fundraising money I raised to go towards the AGF education project, specifically a new sports court, with my target being £1,000.”How to organise a safe run in HaitiHolden says that she was “devastated” to hear that the official run had been cancelled.“Instead of accepting it, I was determined to do it even more. I wasn’t going to give up on Haiti.”She contacted Reconnaissance Group, the security company used by the AGF, and explained that she wanted to run a half marathon on her own in Haiti. Together they negotiated a plan to make her vision of a half marathon in Haiti a reality.She explained: “With the security team’s support, we have organised a safe route, staying out of areas that have been raised with security concerns in the city. There will also be a body guard closely escorting me in a car for added security.”The run will now take place on 25 February in Port au Prince.Holden acknowledged that she could have just run the half marathon in her hotel on a treadmill. “But it wouldn’t have been the right thing to do. “I was set on running a half marathon in Haiti, for Haiti and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”She added that she hopes the event can continue. “If it’s successful,” she said, “I hope to organise a public event where runners can join me next year.”With corporate support from P3 Group, she is fundraising for the Andrew Grene Foundation via JustGiving.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: fundraising events meet the fundraiser  119 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

2010: Inzalo staff are ready!

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first_img10 March 2010Inzalo Communications is not planning to miss the 2010 Fifa World Cup train. The Johannesburg-based company got out their football gear on 2 March to celebrate the start of the 100 days countdown with the rest of South Africa.Inzalo Communications getting into the South Africa 2010 spirit of things. (Photo: Inzalo Communications)The Inzalo team show off their readiness for the first Fifa World Cup on African soil. (Photo: Inzalo Communications)Football Fridays News Desklast_img

Cape Town celebrates Mandela’s life

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first_img11 December 2013Cape Town is gearing up for its tribute to Nelson Mandela at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.The commemorative event – Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated – will serve as Cape Town’s memorial service to honour the life of Mandela, the city said in a statement on Tuesday.The city has allocated R72-million for its week-long programme of events honouring Mandela, the former state president who died at his Johannesburg home last Thursday. The city’s events are in line with the national week of mourning.On Tuesday night, a remembrance evening was held at OR Tambo community hall in Khayelitsha. An address by poet Don Mattera, stirring performances by choirs including the Masi Choir from Masiphumelele township, as well as inter-faith prayers by community and religious leaders, were part of the evening’s events.Cape Town also hosted a special joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament – the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces – on Monday to honour and commemorate Mandela.Some of South Africa’s favourite artists, including Johnny Clegg, Freshlyground and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, have been asked to perform at Wednesday’s tribute event.Former Springbok rugby player Francois Pienaar who captained the team that won the Rugby World Cup in 1995, Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille, and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will share their memories and impressions of Mandela, the city said.Shado Twala will be the MC for the evening. There will also be performances by the Bala Brothers, Allou April, and Carla Diamond as well as various choirs.Transport and safety plans used during the 2010 World Cup have been initiated to ensure things run smoothly. Free public transport will be available for the memorial and funeral services on Wednesday and Sunday.In an effort to maintain order and safety, the city instituted a free coupon system. By Tuesday morning, all 64 000 coupons had been issued, which was “a wonderful display of Madiba’s great impact on everyone’s lives”, the city said.Coupon-holders were asked to give away the coupons that they would not be using as “this is the best way of honouring Madiba: ensuring that as many people as possible can attend the event”.Other events planned by the city include a remembrance evening in Atlantis on Thursday; a night vigial on the Grand Parade on the eve of Mandela’s funeral; and the screening of the national funeral on the Grand Parade on Sunday.Robben Island, the Drakenstein Correctional Centre, Pollsmoor, Cape Town City Hall and the Grand Parade have been identified as key areas where people are likely to congregate to pay their respects. The city has also assured its residents that there will also be “free and convenient” access to venues and related events close to their homes.Public viewing areas where communities may view the remembrance and funeral services are: the Grand Parade, Atlantis, Durbanville, Khayelitsha, Swartklip, Vygieskraal, Muizenberg.Visit the City of Cape Town’s website for more information: www.capetown.gov.zaWatch as Mandela surprises Johnny Clegg during his performance of Asimbonanga, which he performed in Frankfurt in 1999SAinfo reporter and City of Cape Townlast_img read more

YouTube Premium Channel SourceFed Racks Up 500,000 Subscribers

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first_imgTags:#Internet TV#web SourceFed, a.k.a. the “bacon of the news” on YouTube, emerged as the first successful channel among Google’s premium content offering yesterday, when the show hit 500,000 subscribers with 158 million views to date.Google invested roughly $400 million in nearly 100 shows last January as part of YouTube’s Original Channel Initiative, a bid to rival TV networks as a digital content creator. The productions feature stars like Amy Poehler, Chris Hardwick, Madonna, Deepak Chopra, Kevin Smith, Tony Hawk, and the occasional YouTube celeb. Advertisers are paying between $5 and $10 million for spots in the shows.Despite the star power, so far, the top-performing shows have been created by people who initially built their audience on YouTube. This shouldn’t come as a surprise: These young Web celebs understand the online video space, and some of them have grown up there. It is only fitting, then, that the first premium content channel to hit a major milestone of success would be one created by a YouTube mega-personality.SourceFed is just that: Brainchild of six-year YouTube veteran Philip Defranco, the channel has seen phenomenal growth since day one, collecting 5.5 million views within a week of launch.James Haffner, SourceFed’s producer, believes the channel’s success lies in a couple of factors: First, the channel provides “easily consumable” content that’s also accessible on mobile devices (accounting for 50% of views). “We get to have fun every day, but at the same time, we inform people,” Haffner said. And because each video is short, people can pick and choose among segments. Second, the way the four SourceFed show hosts interact with fans is key, because it fosters a sense of online community. “Our viewers treat us like we’re their best friends,” Haffner explained.A video celebrating SourceFed’s accomplishment emphasized this relationship with viewers, which features fan-submitted videos of viewers describing why they love SourceFed. Reasons mentioned range from SourceFed’s “non-partisan” and “non-boring” news to “you guys are like a family, and we appreciate that.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market fruzsina eordogh A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editors note: an earlier version of this post had an incorrect number in the title.last_img read more

Wilder wants to get rid of Stiverne, then unify heavyweights

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2015, file photo, Deontay Wilder, left, punches Bermane Stiverne during their WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, will square off again against Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts. The only opponent who went the distance with him is Stiverne. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)NEW YORK — Deontay Wilder is steamed. And drained. And very, very eager.All of those descriptions are delivered by the WBC heavyweight champion himself as he prepares to fight Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Grizzlies’ backups, 3-point shooting, too much for Clippers Read Next Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “He already gave me his best,” says Stiverne (25-2-1, 20 KOs), who turned 39 on Wednesday and hasn’t fought in two years. He is stepping in for Luis Ortiz, who was disqualified by the sanctioning body when he had a positive drug test.“I had nothing last fight. But now I’m a very dangerous man. Everyone here knows what time it is. Deontay Wilder has been trying to duck me. He’s been giving a lot of excuses about my career. He should be happy if I’ve been inactive. He should be jumping in the air. Everyone knows that means he’s scared.”Rather than scared, Wilder sounds weary. He notes that the entire promotion of this fight has been on his shoulders. He’s crisscrossed the country drumming up interest, and he’s ready to finish his business for 2017 and get on with unification next year.For that, Wilder adds, he can’t wait.“I’ve promised I will unify the heavyweight titles and I will,” he says. “Those others, (Anthony) Joshua, have other plans. I don’t think he has the motivation to unify. If that is his plan, then sign the deal. That’s all it takes to make it happen. Next fight, we’ll make it happen. But he doesn’t want to fight me, period.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts. The only opponent who went the distance with him is Stiverne, whom Wilder outpointed for the belt in 2015. Since, Wilder has stopped five others in defense of the title, but the fact that Stiverne was standing at the end of their previous bout has the champ “steamed.”Add that Stiverne has claimed many times he was not at peak health for that fight, and Wilder shakes his head in disgust.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Stiverne was the only man to survive the ‘Alabama Slammer’ and avoid a knockout,” the 32-year-old native of Tuscaloosa says. “When I knock him out, then nobody will be able to say they made it through against me. He was nothing but a lot of lumps and excuses after the first fight.”Stiverne, naturally, disagrees. MOST READ England’s Joshua just stopped journeyman Carlos Takam in 10 not particularly impressive rounds to keep his WBA and IBF belts. The other heavyweight champ, Joseph Parker of New Zealand, owns the WBO crown. Wilder says boxing fans are confused about so many champions, and he is doing a service to the sport by unifying.Should Wilder handle Stiverne in the Showtime main event Saturday night, he won’t be satisfied if it isn’t by knockout. He wants to put on a show, particularly with a UFC card taking place in New York the same night.“This will be an electrifying fight,” Wilder says. “That belt isn’t going anywhere. I will unify the division. I will be the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”The undercard features one of the area’s favorites, Shawn Porter, who faces Adrian Granados in a welterweight matchup. Porter probably has the best resume of anyone on the card, and previous fights at Barclays against Keith Thurman, Devon Alexander and Andre Berto make the former world champ a solid draw.What most impresses Porter (27-2-1, 17 knockouts) about Granados (18-5-2)? Well, at the final news conference for the bouts, the always-dapper Porter complimented Granados on his fine clothing.“The respect that Granados and I have for each other, that’s what boxing is all about,” Porter says. “It’s about getting in the ring and competing. We wanted someone that was going to come here and fight me. We didn’t want someone who was going to run or lay down. We want to close the year out in fantastic form, and the best way to do that is by facing Granados.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

2013 X-Blades National Touch League Results

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first_imgCongratulations to the winners of the 14 divisions at the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League. Men’s OpenNew South Wales Country Mavericks 5 defeated New South Wales Mets 4Player of the Series: Sam Brisby (New South Wales Scorpions)Player of the Final: Joel Willoughby (New South Wales Country Mavericks)Women’s OpenNew South Wales Mets 5 defeated Queensland Chiefs 4Player of the Series: Emily Hennessey (Queensland Chiefs)Player of the Final: Louise Winchester (New South Wales Mets)Mixed Open Sydney Rebels 9 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 8Players of the Final: Jamie Chan (Sydney Scorpions)                               Alyce Hulbert (Brisbane City Cobras)Men’s T LeagueCentral Queensland Bulls 6 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 5Player of the Final: Mitchell Smith (Central Queensland Bulls)Women’s T LeagueSunshine Coast Pineapples 4 defeated Sydney Scorpions 3Player of the Final: Evania Pelite-Denny (Sunshine Coast Pineapples)Women’s 27’sSydney Scorpions 6 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 4Player of the Final: Rebecca Laing (Sydney Scorpions)Men’s 30’sSydney Scorpions 7 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 4Player of the Final: Put Berryman (Sydney Scorpions)Women’s 35’sACT Pirates 4 defeated North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 3Player of the Final: Maree Guthrie-Curran (ACT Pirates)Men’s 40’sSouth Queensland Sharks 9 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 4Player of the Final: Scott Notley (South Queensland Sharks)Women’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 3 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 2Player of the Final: Vicki Humpherson (Sydney Scorpions)Men’s 45’sSydney Scorpions 11 defeated South Queensland Sharks 3Player of the Final: David Cheung (Sydney Scorpions)Men’s 50’sACT Pirates 7 defeated North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 4                Player of the Final: Garry Lawless (ACT Pirates)Men’s 55’sSunshine Coast Pineapples 3 defeated Sydney Scorpions 1Player of the Final: Don Baartz (Sunshine Coast Pineapples)Senior MixedSydney Scorpions 9 defeated Victoria 4Player of the Final: Chris Benfield (Sydney Scorpions)                              Karen Short (Sydney Scorpions)Golden Boot1st – Sydney Scorpions2nd – Hunter Western Hornets3rd – ACT Pirates4th – Brisbane City CobrasHead to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus to view the finals of the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League. Related LinksNTL Finals Resultslast_img read more

TFA National Training Squads Announced

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first_imgJordan Marshall Dan Withers Trent Touma Kristy Brennan Jenna Hitch Nicole Beck Rachel Beck Matt Prowse Louise Winchester Scott Bundy Emily Hennessey Elin Mortimer Danielle Davis Sam Brisby Rob Nakhla Alicia Quirk Dylan Hennessey Touch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to announce its National Training Squads for the 2014 Trans Tasman Series against arch rivals New Zealand, which will take place in Mudgee, New South Wales in April, 2014.The Open teams (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed) will be looking to win back the prestigious Trans Tasman trophy following a loss to New Zealand in the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, with the Women’s team the only side of the three to win their division.The squads consist of 18 players across the divisions yet to represent Australia at an Open’s level, with plenty of exciting up-and-coming talent selected in the squads following Australia’s Youth division clean sweep over New Zealand in the Super Trans Tasman Series. While there are some new faces in the squads, the teams will still contain a great deal of international experience, with the three Open’s teams combined comprising a total of more than 550 Australian Touch Football caps.Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian squads: Patricia Michaelopolous Lizzie Campbell Jonathan Palau Oscar Sanft Cara Zaremski Michael Law Kirsty Quince Nick Good Jess McCall Laura Peattie Luke Tonegato Nicole McHugh Justin Mitchell Ben Moylan Adam Pryde Kristian Congoo Catherine Sargent Tim Good Peter Normancenter_img Women’s Open Michael Chapman Men’s Open Daniel Barton Steve Roberts Willie Bishop Simon Lang Stuart Brierty Kristin Boss Claire Winchester Peta Rogerson Melissa Peters Terry Deegan Ashleigh Quinlan Leah Percy Lawrence Oberleuter Rohit Prasad Dylan Thompson Matt Tope James Shute Charlotte Caslick Scott Buckley Marikki Watego Maddison Studdon Leah Opie Mixed Open Tim Glazebrook Sarah Spacie Kylie Hilder Sebe Rey Emilee Cherry Sarah Peattie Dean Springfield Kim Sue See Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for all of the latest news and information regarding the 2014 Trans Tasman Series. Related Filesnts_announcement_release_01-pdfRelated LinksNational Training Squadslast_img read more

18 days agoLiverpool hopeful Salah avoided serious injury

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hopeful Salah avoided serious injuryby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are hopeful Mohamed Salah has avoided a serious injury after a challenge from Hamza Choudhury in the win over Leicester City on Saturday.Salah limped off the Anfield turf after Choudhury chopped him from behind.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was fuming over the incident, insisting the midfielder should have been sent off instead of cautioned.The Mirror says Liverpool are confident Salah will return to full fitness by the end of the international break.There were fears the Egyptian had suffered an Achilles injury. last_img read more

Lisa Ann Recounts How She Met Notre Dame WR Justin Brent, “I Love My Little 19 Year Old”

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first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Last October, Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Justin Brent went to a New York Knicks game with Lisa Ann. The now-retired adult film star posted a couple pictures of the pair on Instagram and, later that evening, a selfie of them in bed together.    This might have gotten Brent in trouble with Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly, who said the freshman was in his “doghouse” and “gets distracted easily” near the conclusion of the 2014 season. We haven’t seen any photos of Brent and Ann together since the Knicks game. It’s unclear if they still keep in touch. In an interview with GQ‘s Myles Brown, Ann recounted how she met the Notre Dame wide receiver. You were with Justin Brent recently…. I love my little 19 year old.How’d that start?I met him at a restaurant. We exchanged numbers. He was going to be on break from school and I was like, “Hey, why don’t you come to the city and we’ll go to a Knicks game.”I like these new friendships in a weird mentor kinda way. I don’t have children. Because I did porn, guys are just so honest with me, asking me sexual questions they might not want to ask their friends.Those answers came from a lengthy interview with GQ in which Ann describes her relationships with athletes. It’s a fascinating read. [GQ]last_img read more

Korea Finds Bodies of Two Missing from Sunken Fishing Boat

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first_imgzoom Korean coast guard discovered the bodies of the remaining two people who were reported missing after the fishing boat Seonchang-1 capsized off Incheon, South Korea on December 3.Yonhap News Agency cited the coast guard as saying that the captain of the fishing vessel was found some 3 kilometers southwest of the accident site, while a rescue helicopter discovered the last remaining missing person at sea about 2.2 kilometers southwest of where the accident happened.The fishing vessel sank at around 6 am local time after it collided with the 336-ton tanker Myeongjin-15. The tanker’s captain, who had been steering the ship when it collided with Seonchang-1, and another crew member were arrested on charges of professional negligence resulting in death.At the time of the incident, there were two crew members and 20 passengers aboard the fishing vessel. Search and rescue teams earlier rescued seven people, who were taken to a hospital for treatment, and recovered the bodies of thirteen people.An investigation into the circumstances which led to the incident is ongoing.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more