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Women-only 10k running series partners with Breakthrough Breast Cancer

first_img 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. Advertisement Women-only 10k running series partners with Breakthrough Breast Cancer Tagged with: charity of the year Events Howard Lake | 21 March 2014 | Newscenter_img The Women’s Running 10k Race Series has chosen Breakthrough Breast Cancer as its official charity partner for the 2014 race series. Organisers will be encouraging runners to choose to fundraise for the charity.This is the second year of the race series, organised by Women’s Running magazine.In its first year, nearly 2,000 women took part in three events in Bristol, Nottingham and London. This year, there are 10 events. They take place in Bristol, Nottingham and Finsbury Park in London, as well as Lee Valley Country Park in London, Sutton Park in Birmingham, Bute Park in Cardiff, Southampton Common, Willen Lake in Milton Keynes, Sefton Park in Liverpool and Strathclyde Country Park in Glasgow.The races are “suitable for runners of all abilities”, with a team of four pacers available, targeting times of 50 minutes, 55 minutes, 60 minutes and a run/walk group aiming for approximately 70 minutes. Christina Macdonald, Editor of Women’s Running Magazine said:“These events are suitable for all abilities and are a great way for women just starting out with running to take part in an organised race, while also being ideal for seasoned runners looking to achieve a personal best.“The Women’s Running 10k Series is a great opportunity for women to fundraise for their chosen charity, although as our official charity partner, we would be delighted if entrants chose to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer”.The race series is open for entries, priced at £26. Runners can choose to fundraise for Breakthrough Breast Cancer when they enter on the Women’s Running 10k website.  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Women’s Running 10k Race Serieslast_img read more

Florida Democrats Dismiss Trump’s Everglades Budget

first_imgFlorida Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday dismissed President Trump’s proposed budget as it relates to environmental protection, and most crucially, the plan’s glaring neglect of Everglades restoration efforts. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee L. Hastings, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Charlie Crist, Darren Soto, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala signed the following joint statement:“The Trump budget request represents an environmental disaster for the Everglades and for other environmental priorities throughout Florida. To say that this budget request underfunds Everglades restoration is a profound understatement.”“The president’s budget asks for $63 million for Everglades restoration, less than one-third of the $200 million that is needed to meet the federal government’s share of the burden and uphold its side of the deal with Florida. So much of South Florida’s quality of life depends on the Everglades.“This budget, which would make radical, inexplicable cuts to critical environmental programs, comes in the wake of one of the worst harmful algal bloom crises that Florida has suffered in recent memory. “A budget is a statement of values. This proposal shows that the administration does not care about protecting water quality or our treasured ecosystems and public lands.  Congress will easily ignore this unserious, dangerously radical budget request.  “As members of the Florida delegation who prioritize environmental and water quality issues, we will continue to fight for full funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration and for robust funding for other environmental agencies and programs that are critically important to Florida.”last_img read more

The Heroes Of River Ridge

first_imgFacebook28Tweet0Pin0By: Jasmine (High School Intern)They aren’t the stars of the basketball team. They aren’t on the honor roll. Yet, they exhibit the true heart and spirit of River Ridge. Everyday, they are eager to learn, achieve and expand their horizons. These students belong to the Special Ed program.“Being Special Ed is different then what everyone thinks, we are all equal,” Marissa Gutierrez, a senior at River Ridge said. Life Skills is a program offered at River Ridge to kids with learning disabilities, and other handicaps. “The students see someone with disabilities, and they get shy or maybe uncomfortable, but once you get to know them, they are great students,” said her teacher Mrs. Glover.They help keep the campus clean by volunteering to pick up trash, which most of them enjoy doing, such as Marissa Gutierrez and Justin Zahn. They also volunteer in the student store at lunch time and during CORE/Flex, which is a program that River Ridge uses to reward students with good grades; students with F’s are sent to a CORE class to do school work to improve their grades, whereas Flex is considered the reward with thirty minutes of free time. Many of these students use this time to pick up the trash within the school campus.“Their hard work and contribution to this school often go unnoticed to the average hawk eye, when really they are the heroes of our school,” said Sarah Jane Bracy, a student who attends River Ridge and has spoken with these students often. She was inspired by their hard work and dedication to the bettering of her high school.“I like helping out a lot because it’s my last year here,” said Gutierrez.Many of the students help others with tasks such as getting them lunch, or helping them to their next class. They enjoy taking trips to places like the farmers market, a Healings Heart Ranch, and many other places. These places give the class different ideas and ways they can help out River Ridge as well as give them a rewarding outing. Not only are they learning to give to the school, they are learning to give to the community.“Their willingness to help is inspirational,” Diana Soto, another student, said.The students also enjoy being a part of the main student body. Most of the Special Ed students are enrolled in regular classes to be with the rest of the student body. They have made a lot of lasting relationships with their fellow students.“Justin has swimming with me, and he is a lot of fun. We call him the ‘diving man’ because he does them every day off the board,” said Nate who has swimming class with one of the students in the Special Ed class.From all of the Hawks here at River Ridge, we thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to make this school a better place.last_img read more

Half-time: Man Utd 0 QPR 0

first_imgWith new manager Harry Redknapp watching from the stands, QPR made a resolute start at Old Trafford.Redknapp inherits a struggling side from Mark Hughes, whose team selection – made before he was fired on Friday morning – reflected the Welshman’s desire to get back to basics with the help of Rangers’ most trusted players.Esteban Granero was dropped to the bench along with Anton Ferdinand, Junior Hoilett and Samba Diakite.Stalwarts Clint Hill, Shaun Derry and Jamie Mackie were given starting places, while Stephane Mbia returned from a three-match ban.The changes had a noticeable effect, with Rangers much more solid than their thrown-together band of big-name signings have been so far this season.A great last-ditch challenge by Derry thwarted Paul Scholes, while Robin van Persie and Ashley Young both fired wide as Manchester United dominated much of the first half.Rangers threatened on the counter-attack and had the ball in the net when Mackie headed in, but the effort was rightly ruled out for offside.QPR: Julio Cesar, Dyer, Hill, Nelsen, Mbia, Traore, Derry, Faurlin, Mackie, Taarabt, Cisse. Subs: Green, Diakite, Ferdinand, Wright-Phillips, Granero, Ephraim, Hoilett.Click here for the QPR v Man Utd 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea face competition in race for midfielder – report

first_imgManchester City are tracking Sampdoria’s Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang along with Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.Tottenham are also said to be interested in the 20-year-old, who was linked with several clubs during the last transfer window.The Mail also report that Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, which has since been confirmed by the club.Romeu suffered suspected cruciate ligament damage during Saturday’s game at Sunderland.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NFL Draft order set, here’s who owns Top 10 picks

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Leave it to a former Raider to spoil the 49ers’ chance of gaining the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Sebastian Janikowski’s 33-yard field goal with 3 seconds left Sunday gave the Seahawks a 27-24 win over the Cardinals, but also provided Arizona with the top pick in the April draft. The ex-Raiders kicker’s game-winner denied San Francisco the top spot and, instead, means the 49ers will pick second.Arizona (3-13) is on the …last_img read more

CWG scam: CBI registers fresh case, conducts raids in Delhi, Mumbai

first_imgTightening the noose on the perpetrators of Commonwealth Games scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted raids at a number of locations in Delhi and Mumbai. CBI teams carried out searches at various locations in the two cities early in the morning and caught the CWG-dealing offices unaware. The special investigation team (SIT) of CBI also registered a fresh case in connection with the construction of stadiums for the mega-event, held in October 2010. The FIR was in relation with the construction of Sirifort Sports Complex in the national capital. Suresh Kalmadi, the former chief of CWG organising committee (OC), has been in jail over his alleged role in the bungling during and ahead of the event. Many other former officials have also been arrested in connection with the CWG scam cases.last_img read more

10 months agoMonaco coach Henry leans on Dein to go for Chelsea midfielder Cesc

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Monaco coach Henry leans on Dein to go for Chelsea midfielder Cescby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Monaco coach Thierry Henry has jumped into the battle for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.Off contract in June, Cesc has been put up for sale by Chelsea ahead of the January for a price of £7-8m.AC Milan and Roma are in talks with Cesc and Chelsea, as is Atletico Madrid.And Nice-Matin says Henry is also keen on the former Arsenal captain as he attempts to stave off relegation. The pair played together at Arsenal for four years.Further strengthening Henry’s chances is he shares with Cesc the same agent, Darren Dein. last_img read more

Liberals propose billions for affordable housing including individual benefits

first_imgOTTAWA – A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to join the middle class unveiled billions in housing help Wednesday that could make a difference to hundreds of thousands of households — but only in a few years when federal money finally flows to new units and tenant benefits.The release of the national housing strategy on National Housing Day was designed to tout tens of billions in planned and expected spending over the next decade and solidify the federal government’s re-entry into the affordable housing sector.Included in the plan was a promise to introduce legislation to make housing a fundamental right, create a new, portable housing benefit for low-income households, and prioritize funding for the most vulnerable populations like women fleeing domestic violence.But the plan itself rests heavily on provinces and territories kicking in matching funds, without which federal dollars won’t flow.Even then, it won’t happen until April 2018 and not until 2021 in the case of the new housing benefit.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the reason much of the money won’t be spent until after the next election in 2019 is because the federal government needs to take the time to get the details right and satisfy myriad local, provincial and territorial needs.“We are looking at the realistic horizon that is going to not just put a Band-Aid on the problem, but create the kind of deep change and lasting impact that we know Canadians are going to need,” he said at an event in Toronto.“When we say the federal government is back for the long term, we mean it — and that starts with getting it right from the very beginning.”NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called the plan “timid” because of the delays in spending when the money is desperately needed now.And Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the strategy does nothing for lowering the high cost of housing ownership in major urban centres, only making a passing reference to exploring further options.What the plan does is pull together almost $10 billion in planned spending, $11.2 billion in housing money outlined in this year’s budget, and $4.8 billion the Liberals promised to keep spending on funding to affordable housing providers. The rest is all from provinces, territories and the private sector to total about $40 billion over a decade.There are also strict strings attached.A new housing fund to create 60,000 new affordable housing units and allow repairs to 240,000 more, through grants and loans, will prioritize mixed-income developments and require about one-third of all those units to be offered at 80 per cent of median market rents for a 20-year period. (A mix of other funding is poised to create an additional 40,000 new affordable housing units.)The $4-billion portable housing benefit could eventually help 300,000 households by 2028 and provide on average $2,500 a year in help, but only if provinces and territories match $2 billion in federal money and ensure the extra money doesn’t cause a jump in private rents. Mitigating inflationary pressures account for why the documents speaks of targeting the money to those in community and social housing.The strategy also says the government plans to create a federal housing advocate and table legislation to enshrine housing as a human right, requiring regular reports to Parliament on federal efforts to ease the housing burden for hundreds of thousands of families.The details of that idea and others in the strategy still need to be worked out, prompting municipal and housing groups to lend cautiously enthusiastic support for the plan.Recently released census data found that 1.7 million households were in “core housing need” in 2016, meaning they spent more than one-third of their before-tax income on housing that may be substandard or does not meet their needs.The government hopes the strategy will lift 530,000 of those families out of that core housing need category, help 385,000 more avoid losing their homes and lift 50,000 out of homelessness.Wednesday’s news included precious little help for Indigenous communities, which is getting a separate plan that Trudeau said the government is still finalizing. Separate plans are in the works for First Nations, Inuit and Metis.last_img read more