Hospice lottery celebrates another jackpot year

first_img Lichfield charity St Giles Hospice has raised £1,035,316 with its weekly draw in the year to March 2004, beating the previous year’s total of £1 million.The lottery has now raised over £4 million in its seven-year history. It was established after the National Lottery Charities Board, now the Big Lottery Fund, turned down its application for £190,000.Taking part in the lottery costs £1 per week, and each weekly draw offers over £3,000 in prizes, including a £2,000 jackpot. Advertisement  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Gaming Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hospice lottery celebrates another jackpot yearcenter_img Howard Lake | 16 August 2004 | News All lottery players receive a card that earns them a discount, usually 10%, at more than 100 local shops and businesses. Those who sign up for a full year in advance also receive a limited edition teddy bear.The hospice’s Promotions’ Commercial Manager Richard Simmonite claims that the weekly draw is the most successful of kits kind anywhere in the UK. Its income funds care for one in four of the hospice’s patients.The lottery is run by St Giles Hospice (Promotions) Ltd, the trading subsidiary of the hospice, a registered charity. 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

Creative Shootout 2018 opens for entries with £250,000 media prize

first_img“1XL will serve to communicate the winning creative and message to every corner of the UK through 800 trusted local news brands and a digital audience of over 23 million people a month. The Creative Shootout is unique with its real-time focus and our £250,000 media spend will hopefully make a meaningful difference to the issue of food poverty in the UK.”  115 total views,  1 views today Creative Shootout 2018 opens for entries with £250,000 media prize Tagged with: competition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 25 September 2017 | Newscenter_img 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. The 2018 Creative Shootout award opens for entries today, with a £250,000 media prize and FareShare as this year’s charity.Agency teams from any marketing discipline may enter Creative Shootout, with the winning agency to receive a £250,000 media prize fund from publisher cooperative 1XL to help stage their campaign, as well as £30,000 in fees from FareShare.To enter, agencies need to show the judges why they have the creative clout for FareShare in 60 seconds. The format can be any content: visual, video, showreel, app, audio, written, an email or even a cake – but it must be viewed, read (or digested) in 60 seconds by the judges. From there, entries are shortlisted to eight finalist teams, who go on to compete in the live head-to-head Final at BAFTA.The Live Final takes place at BAFTA in London on 25 January 2018 and will see finalists receive the real brief from FareShare at lunchtime. They will then have four hours to get creative in the afternoon, before pitching their ideas back in 10 minutes each to the judges and live audience at BAFTA. A 1st, 2nd and 3rd will then be crowned at an after party with the winning team receiving the trophy, £30,000 in agency fees and the £250,000 media prize fund from 1XL.Entry is open from 25 September – 28 November 2017, with the award supported by associations including The IPA, CIPR, CMA and IAB UK.In addition to high profile industry, agency and media personalities, the judging line-up also includes TV personality and Founder & Creative Director of The Rabbit Hole Group, Jason Gardiner; talent manager and Chairman of ROAR, Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE; Founder and Director of Frank PR, Andrew Bloch; and Marketing Director at FareShare, Alyson Walsh.Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare, said:“For us, creativity is a major driver in our organisation. It’s critical we’re creative in our thinking to help drive awareness and engagement of FareShare. We’ve got a very specific brief for The Creative Shootout this year and we hope the winning creative is a game changing moment for food poverty in the UK.”Henry Faure Walker, CEO of Newsquest, a founding partner in 1XL, added: Advertisement  116 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Tech start up seeks to launch social media platform to do good

first_imgTech start up seeks to launch social media platform to do good Advertisement Melanie May | 12 June 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  339 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 A UK tech start-up has launched a £250,000 crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to enable it to create a social media platform to do good.WokenUp aims to bring together people and organisations around the world that want to give back and make a difference on social and environmental issues, with the aim of deepening and accelerating the impact that they make.The platform aggregates content by reference to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and hashtags (including single-sentence “Snippets” of data), enabling its users to communicate and demonstrate the impact that they are making in relation to those Goals and tags.Having finalised its prototype, WokenUp is looking for external investment to build its online platform – a web app that can be used across multiple devices, including mobile ­­– and to launch it later this year. The company is looking to raise £250,000 (15% equity stake) through its crowdfunding campaign and has more than £105,000 currently invested.WokenUp’s revenue will initially come from three sources: social media advertising, fees paid by companies that post job opportunities on the platform and premium subscription fees.Founder of WokenUp and social entrepreneur, Simon Puleston Jones said:“WokenUp will be a unique “social network for good” that will enable you to find opportunities to help others and inspire action by showing the contribution you are making across a range of issues that matter to you. Rather than being manipulated by algorithms you don’t understand and can’t see, you’re in control of what you can engage with on the platform thanks to our topic-led approach.”  338 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: crowdfunding social media Technology 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.last_img read more

U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria

first_imgOct. 20 – The author visited Syria in 2014 and 2015 in small International Action Center solidarity delegations. At that time, no road in the country was safe and one-third of the population was displaced — taking refuge inside Syria or in surrounding countries. The schools, mosques, churches and community centers in Damascus were packed with tens of thousands of desperate refugees. Everywhere, including downtown Damascus, was being shelled.Today Syria is rebuilding after eight years of war. More than 1,550 schools have been rebuilt, and in the past month 10,000 teaching jobs were added. But U.S. war planners are still active.When forces in U.S. ruling circles contend with and denounce each other to justify foreign intervention — as is currently happening in reaction to the announced U.S. pullback from the Kurdish area of Syria — this generates speculation, analysis and confusion in the population, including among anti-war activists. It demands a clear political response.This confusion takes place because U.S. apologists invent pretexts for the government’s military interventions. They falsely claim it sends troops to defend democracy or to protect the human rights for some group. Rather, U.S. troops are sent to intervene only to protect and expand the strategic or economic interests of U.S. imperialism.U.S. forces in Syria have brought nothing but misery to that country’s people, including its Kurdish population. The Pentagon was there neither to promote democracy in Syria nor to defend Kurdish self-determination.Washington has tried to maintain its dominance in the Middle East by inflaming sectarian, national, ethnic and religious differences. In the long war against Syria, where all the people of Syria have suffered, the many statements for or against the Kurds in Syria take the focus off the real culprit — U.S. imperialism.U.S. out!Therefore the best response, the only legitimate response, from anti-war forces in the U.S. is to re-raise the most basic demands: U.S. out of Syria! Respect Syrian sovereignty!This response is the only viable solution to the more than eight years of U.S.-instigated war that have ripped Syria apart, displaced one-third of the population, created millions of refugees and homeless people, and laid waste to large parts of this once relatively prosperous, developing country. Turkey has been a member of the U.S.-commanded NATO military alliance since 1952 and is the site of many NATO and U.S. military bases, including the major air base at Incirlik. The Turkish regime has played a criminal role in the efforts to dismember Syria.Vice President Mike Pence’s latest proposal on Oct. 17 to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the latest scheme to keep Syria divided. In essence, two members of the NATO military alliance agreed to partition Syria under Turkish occupation. Their meeting in Turkey was little different from the eight years of U.N.-brokered “peace negotiations” in Paris, Geneva, Vienna or New York.These meetings of imperialist forces and their collaborators simply repeated that a ceasefire by the armed militias attacking the Damascus government would be possible only if the elected Syrian government, led by President Bashar al-Assad, resigned. Then these pirates would decide what regime would lead Syria and what forces and militias would control various regions.U.S. instigated war on SyriaIn 2011, after seven months of U.S./NATO bombing of Libya, U.S. policy makers in the Obama administration, including Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had convinced the Turkish regime and others in the Middle East and in the European Union that they could quickly dismember Syria. The Turkish rulers opened their borders to the invading anti-Damascus forces and served as a major conduit of arms to them.Eventually 100,000 mercenaries in competing gangs operated inside Syria against the Damascus government. They were backed by different U.S./NATO/Saudi/Israeli/UAE money and advisers. At the time, the corporate media were predicting that the Syrian government would collapse within six weeks.But after eight years of massively destructive war, this complex, U.S.-orchestrated effort to dismember Syria has failed.U.S. advisers and contractors were embedded in numerous mercenary bands, which often fought each other. One by one all were pushed back by Syria’s determined resistance and by assistance, first from Hezbollah militias in Lebanon, then from Iranian advisers, then in 2015, by decisive Russian intervention with air cover. This assistance was both solidarity and self-interest. Each of these very different political entities identified with Syria’s plight and knew a U.S. “success” in dismembering Syria would make them a target.Syria’s Kurdish populationBefore 2011, the Kurdish population in northern Syria had a form of autonomy, with schools and services in their own language. In 2011, when the U.S.-backed destabilization effort started, Kurdish nationalists set up their own armed People’s Protection Units – YPG.In 2014, thousands of heavily armed ISIS terrorists swept into Syria, including northern Syria, with unprecedented brutality. The U.S. war strategists used ISIS terror as a convenient and cynical pretext to escalate military operations in Syria and to re-occupy Iraq. The Pentagon began openly bombing the whole region, destroying much of the developed infrastructure in Syria. At this time the Syrian government was fighting for its very survival in Aleppo and Damascus and was in no position to do more.Washington offered the Kurds a military alliance and U.S. protection from both U.S. bombing and ISIS forces. The armed Kurdish YPG units entered into an alliance, maybe of convenience, maybe of survival, with U.S. imperialism. Through the war years, the Syrian government, although it had no control over the Kurdish region of northeastern Syria, continued to pay salaries to health workers, teachers and all government officials throughout the country. This was a lifeline for the civilians in the whole region, even where they were under ISIS control.The Kurdish forces in Syria, while in an alliance with the U.S., nevertheless made it a point to avoid attacking Syrian government forces. Their focus was on defeating ISIS forces.Now, faced with an abrupt U.S. pullback and a Turkish onslaught, the Kurds have announced that they will seek a negotiated solution with the Syrian government. This seems to be already happening. It is a realistic choice.Throughout these years of war, many social democrats, academics and anarchists in the imperialist countries have glorified and idealized the Kurdish capital of Rojava as a place of social revolution. Some have described Rojava as the most communist, communal, feminist society in the world. Unfortunately, these forces have counterposed uncritical support for the Syrian Kurds and the Kurdish city of Rojava to support for Syrian sovereignty against imperialist intervention.Syrian government on unityDuring eight years of brutal combat, Syria’s government avoided publicly attacking the Kurds. Groups supporting Syrian sovereignty should take a similar attitude. Syrian officials have also avoided attacking Sunni forces as a religious group or any of the other groups which were swept up into this war by the imperialists’ false promises.Syria’s position has always been that any Syrian force that lays down arms and stops fighting the Syrian government will be granted amnesty and be welcomed back into Syria. President Assad says in every public statement that Syrians have to consider how to put Syria back together after the war ends.In sharp contrast, the Syrian government position has always been that all the uninvited foreign-funded forces — including the U.S., NATO, Turkey, ISIS, and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries operating under many names and funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE — must leave Syria.Syria’s population of 22 million (5 million live abroad now as refugees) includes Arab, Kurdish, Assyrian, Armenian, Turkoman and Circassian nationalities as well as Sunni, Alawi, Shia, Druze, Yazidi, and Christian religious sects. There are also 1.5 million Palestinian and Iraqi refugees.Syrian government spokespeople, diplomats and the mainstream Syrian media always assert that Syria is a secular and multi-ethnic, multinational, multireligious country and that the identity and culture of every group must be respected.The Syrian government has again and again expressed its determination to resolve the problems among the whole mosaic of nationalities and religious groups within Syria, free of foreign interference.U.S. plans in disarrayToday in Syria, U.S. plans are in complete disarray. Each of its many mercenary armies is defeated. Faced with a new reality on the ground, Turkey is now open to making other deals, possibly with Russia and Iran, which could destabilize NATO. This is why Pence rushed to visit Erdogan.The Turkish ruling class fears having armed units of Kurds in Syria, because the Turkish army is waging a war against the far larger oppressed Kurdish population in Turkey.The Kurds are an oppressed nation in Western Asia. Some 20 million people who identify as Kurds – the overwhelming majority of the Kurdish population in the Middle East – live in Turkey, where they are 25 percent of the population. They are denied the use of their own language in schools and services. The Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK) is waging a guerrilla struggle against Turkish domination.There are 1.5 to 2 million Kurds in Syria, where they make up 30 percent of the population in their northeastern region. Even this region is truly a mosaic of different peoples, not only Kurds. There are also 5 to 8 million Kurds living in Iraq and in Iran.U.S. imperialism has often maneuvered to use for its own interests the movement of Kurds for independence against the governments in the region. And it has just as often abandoned the Kurdish movement.U.S. wars, invasion, bombing campaigns and sanctions in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen; U.S. sanctions and threats on Iran; U.S. military bases and arms sales to the Gulf monarchies or to Egyptian dictators; and its decades of support for the Zionist occupation of Palestine have destabilized and impoverished Western Asia and North Africa.U.S. imperialism is an enemy of all human progress.All those interested in peace, human solidarity and national sovereignty need to refocus the discussion on Syria and more strongly demand: U.S. out!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gary Wilhelmi 5/24/2012 PM Comment

first_imgHome Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/24/2012 PM Comment 11:53 updateChina may hold off of large corn buys until SeptemberIran buys 60,000 tons of Argentine bean oilCorn and beans fall short of 1 MT + export sales targetsQuiet Dow up 29Crude oil $1.04 better at $90.94Dollar hangs above 82 at 82.13Gold still volatile up $21 at $1569 FinancialA docile day but the markets remain troubled by the impending Greek exit from the EUThe Purchasing Managers Indexes for Europe China and he US all saggedVolatility continues as major part of all marketsDollar up 24 at 82.33 maintains its preferred position among currenciesLong weekend with no immediate meetings, but no answers to economic ills eitherLivestockCattle mosey toward the weekend about $2 lower in light tradeFeature this week has been the bearish cold storage report showing 17% more beef and 20% porkThe report spotlights economically impaired consumer demandGood cook out weekend for Memorial DayGrain and soybeansSixty cent range top to bottom in July cornFirst corn rallied on Chinese purchase rumors, then sold off on signs of no major buying until September and finally sold off sharply on rumors of Chinese cancellationsThat’s pure speculative nonsenseWatch the Palmer Drought Index, but for now the Midwest looks pretty goodWeekly exports below estimates in corn and beans with wheat OK in the 12/13 periodIGC wheat production down to 671 MT globally versus 695 MT last year but still adequateDon’t turn your back on Europe, holiday weekend or not SHARE 10:24 updateIGC corn global carry 141 Mt up from 129 MT last yearIGC wheat production 671 MT down from 695 MTWatch the dryness monitors in Corn Belt and PlainsChina PMI declines in MayShort covering over night in wheat, corn and beansFinancialDAX index up .8% despite EU meeting that accomplished nothingGreece is expected to leave the EU and how disruptive will that beUS data, jobless claims and durable goods were flat.German GDP in line but France PMI is at a 3 year lowNew positions in any market are not likely given the high level of uncertaintyVolatility may take a break but look out for next weekDow opens off 19 pointsLivestockCash cattle trade lightly at $121 in the southBoxed beef up $1 at $195.50 on the choiceBearish cold storage report pressures beef, up 17% from last year and pork up 20%Pork cutout off $.96 with loin’s up $ .57 but hams down $3.15Slaughter unchanged for week in cattle but hog kill is up 20,000Nice eating weekend aheadGrain and soybeansLong weekend so many will pull in their hornsProtection quandary for grain elevators with dual closes at 1:15 and 2:00USDA to survey producers regarding report releases within market hours—why wasn’t that done before the change?Temps heating up toward 90 degrees in central Corn BeltJune development is an open question as alwaysWeekly export sales: Wheat a years low 72.000 for 11/12 and 754,000 for 12/13Corn 156,000 tons for 11/12 and 352,000 12/13Soybeans 800,000 with China 436,000 tons and 401,000 and 252,000 to China Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – May 24, 2012 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Observes 150 Years for USDANext articleSome Early-Planted Corn Starts to Show Signs of Seedling Blights Hoosier Ag Today Gary Wilhelmi 5/24/2012 PM Commentlast_img read more

Guest Opinion | Bill Paparian: Vote for Priscilla Hernandez in PUSD District 6 Race

first_imgOpinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | Bill Paparian: Vote for Priscilla Hernandez in PUSD District 6 Race By BILL PAPARIAN, Former Pasadena Mayor Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 11:27 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Priscilla HernandezService above self.This lofty ideal lies at the heart of the American experience, which measures a person’s worth by what they give back to society – not what they take.And although today’s poisonous politics rewards those with the biggest egos and greatest number of Twitter followers, service above self should always be the standard by which we judge candidates running for public office.That’s why I’m supporting Priscilla Hernandez for Pasadena Unified School Board District 6.Strength, humility, doing for others – these traits are part of Priscilla’s family, and her public career reflects them at both state and local levels of government.Her father, Daniel Hernandez, received the Silver Star for risking his life to save fallen comrades during the Vietnam War.Although he was hit in the back by enemy fire, Daniel dragged one fallen Marine comrade to safety and then took out a nest of NVA snipers who would have killed 16 more wounded Americans waiting to be evacuated.But we know him best for his civic heroics in the streets of Boyle Heights.After the 1970 Chicano Moratorium, Daniel founded the Hollenbeck Police Business Council, also known as the Hollenbeck Youth Center, which for 30 years has joined forces with local law enforcement to steer inner-city youth away from gang life through after-school activities, education and mentorship.This collaboration, known today as community policing, is considered the gold standard of public safety by many policing experts and community leaders.Priscilla has carried on the tradition of community service.In 2002, she helped pass Proposition 49, which provided extra funding for after-school programs, and served under former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Deputy Director, responsible for coalition building and constituent outreach.After moving to Pasadena with her husband Zachary to raise their two sons, Priscilla continued putting service above self – this time by accepting an appointment to the city’s Senior Commission.City commissioners are volunteers who do much of the grunt work of municipal governance. They dedicate many thankless hours to debating and recommending to the Council those small but significant changes that keep us moving forward as a community.As such, Priscilla provided leadership as Chair of the Senior Commission, where she ran public meetings exploring methods of transforming Pasadena into an “age friendly” city for seniors.Meanwhile, motivated by one of her son Zacky’s severe food allergy, Priscilla wrote and sponsored an Assembly bill that requires uniform labelling of potential trigger-foods such as peanuts, milk, egg and shellfish used in school lunches and snacks.I am convinced that, if elected, Priscilla will show the same kind of care and diligence looking after all of our children in PUSD.Service over self is part of her family pedigree. And it has been a life lesson Priscilla has embraced being raised by a combat-wounded Marine.I know what it means. I was raised by a battle-tested Marine, too, although one who served in World War II in the South Pacific. In fact, I owe my life to my father’s wounds, which sent him to the hospital where he met and fell in love with my mother, a Red Cross volunteer.Together, they raised us to value hard work, loyalty and self-sacrifice. They taught us that when you dedicate yourself to service of others, you are serving the greater whole.I never forgot that. And, as her track record shows so wonderfully, neither has Priscilla, who deserves your vote for PUSD District 6.Bill Paparian is a former Pasadena Mayor. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 92 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. 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Children’s Books Ireland gifts books to families in the Travelling Community…

first_imgTwitter Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSChildren’s Books IrelandKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostWorld Book Day Previous articleHSBC World Rugby Sevens Series calendar for the 2021 season releasedNext articleDenise Chaila wins Choice Music Album of The Year Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print LimerickNewsChildren’s Books Ireland gifts books to families in the Travelling Community for World Book DayBy Sarah Carr – March 4, 2021 88 WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Email Photo by Ed Robertson on Unsplash WORLD Book Day is an annual celebration of books and reading observed in over 100 countries around the globe. To mark the occasion this year, Children’s Books Ireland is making a special gift of 1,100 books to children and young people in the Travelling Community.A variety of high-quality picturebooks and early readers will be gifted to families through outreach services around the country, including the Tipperary Rural Travellers Project, West Limerick Resources, the Donegal Travellers Project, Pavee Point and Involve Youth Services.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The selection includes ‘Why the Moon Travels – a collection of stories rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller Community’ – by Mincéir author Oein DeBhairduin and illustrated by Leanne McDonagh, a young Traveller woman.CEO of Children’s Books Ireland, Elaina Ryan, said:“Mincéir communities all over Ireland were so enthusiastic when they received books from Children’s Books Ireland at Christmas. On World Book Day we are delighted, with the support of over 130 donors to the Gift A Book campaign, to share more brilliant books with Traveller families around Ireland, particularly Oein DeBhairduin and Leanne McDonagh’s Why The Moon Travels. There is huge power in a child seeing themselves and their culture in a book, and knowing that these opportunities are open to them, too.”A body of research indicates that reading is more important for children’s cognitive development than their parents/guardians’ level of education and is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background.Pavee Point reports that 7 out of 10 Traveller children live in families where the mother has either no formal education or primary education only, and that many Traveller children experience discrimination, isolation and marginalisation at school. Research has also shown that each additional book in the home confers significantly larger benefits for families that have few books than families who already have many.Nuala Martin of Tipperary Rural Travellers Project said:“We are a Traveller Project in Co. Tipperary that run a Family Learning programme for Traveller children from age 4 to 12 and we received a selection of new books from Children’s Books Ireland at Christmas time. The excitement the children had at being gifted these colourful, modern, fresh books out of the blue was incredible. The books brought smiles to all of their faces, with many children owning for the first time in their lives a brand new book, a book that they could write their name on and tuck under their pillow at night. We are so thrilled to be gifted further books for these children on World Book Day – they will treasure them.”Funding for this book-gifting initiative was raised through Children’s Books Ireland’s ‘Gift A Book’ Christmas appeal, which asked that donations of €12 be made to gift a book to a child who may not otherwise have access to books of their own. The initiative is supported by The O’Brien Press and Walker Books who have each donated 100 copies of their World Book Day titles. In light of feedback from Traveller resource centres on the need and desire for new books, Children’s Books Ireland have dedicated this fund to enable more children and young people in the Travelling Community to discover and develop a love of reading. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

Global Eyewear Market Report 2021-2026: Spectacle Lenses, Sunglasses, Frames and Contact Lenses – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_img Twitter Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The “Global Eyewear Market By Product (Spectacle Lenses, Sunglasses, Frames and Contact Lenses), Distribution Channel, End Users (Men, Women, and Unisex), Regions, Companies” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Global Eyewear Market will surpass US$ 150.43 Billion by the end of the year 2026. As rising eye problems among teenagers and cataract problems for aged peoples, including elders with presbyopia and myopia drive the value growth for eyewear globally. Asian countries such as India and China are the leading countries in the global eyewear marketplace. The adoption of digital tools, such as virtual try-on and tele-optometry, through which eye test is done nowadays, is the factors accelerating the e-commerce delivery platform’s growth. There is a rise in the growth of premium brands as the belief of quality products and attractive designs boost the eyewear industry’s growth. In this report, the global eyewear market is segmented into spectacles, sunglasses, contact lenses and eyewear frame. The spectacles segment further divided into frames and lens. Sunglasses have been segmented into Plano and prescription sunglasses. Contact lenses are divided into two parts multifocal and sphere. Moreover, Spectacles lenses market has projected to maintain its dominating position at the end of the forecast year. This market trend has owed to the increasing prevalence of hypermetropia and myopia. Over the last years, many leading international companies influence various distribution channels, particularly online retailing, to drive market penetration over the traditional store. There are many products in women’s eyewear (heavy trendy eyeglasses, vintage round glasses and hipster silhouettes) are trending in the market. In men’s eyewear (gold metal eyeglasses, Dark Lenses, Wayfarers and Classic Aviators) are increasing the market demand. International leading luxury brands like Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Prada, and Gucci have started selling their premium eyewear products globally. In recent years, the advancement of technology, such as eye check-up through computer or smartphone by medical professionals and the rising prevalence of eyesight and vision deficiencies, will drive eyewear market growth in the forecast period. Covid-19 addresses evolving challenges for the eyewear industry due to lockdown. People are more concerned about purchasing a product through stores and shopping malls because of shape and size, and other hands have disrupted manufacturing and supply chain management. Global eyewear market is likely to bounce back well from 2021 onwards as spectacles and contact lenses will benefit from their value as medical devices. However, it eases the users to see and therefore, to function better daily. The global eyewear industry’s significant challenges were that the market was broadly insulated by increasing consumer price sensitivity. Thus, the consumer purchases these things through their entire life savings where possible throughout the forecast period. Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction 2. Research & Methodology 3. Executive Summary 4. Market Dynamics 4.1 Growth Drivers 4.2 Challenges 4.3 Opportunity 5. Global Eyewear Market and Volume 5.1 Market 5.2 Volume 6. Market Share – Global Eyewear Market 6.1 By products 6.2 By Channels 6.3 End User 6.4 By regions 7. By Product- Global Eyewear Market and Volume 7.1 Spectacle Lenses 7.1.1 Market 7.1.2 Volume 7.2 Sunglasses 7.2.1 Market 7.2.2 Volume 7.3 Eyewear Frames 7.3.1 Market 7.3.2 Volume 7.4 Contact Lenses 7.4.1 Market 7.4.2 Volume 8. By Channel- Global Eyewear Market 8.1 Offline 8.2 Online 9. By End Users- Global Eyewear Market 9.1 Men 9.2 Women 9.3 Unisex 10. BY Regions – Global Eyewear Market 10.1 North America 10.2 Europe 10.3 Asia-Pacific 10.4 ROW 11. Merger & Acquisitions 12. Company Analysis 12.1 Luxottica Group SpA 12.1.1 Overview 12.1.2 Recent Developments 12.1.3 Revenue 12.2 Safilo Group S.p.A. 12.3 Essilor International S.A. 12.4 De Rigo Vision S.p.A. 12.5 Fielmann AG For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/yvtjm View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005505/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL SPECIALTY OPTICAL HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Delhi HC Seeks Centre’s Response On Plea To Disclose Names Of Persons Arrested By Delhi Police In Riots Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Seeks Centre’s Response On Plea To Disclose Names Of Persons Arrested By Delhi Police In Riots Cases Karan Tripathi13 July 2020 12:53 AMShare This – xThe Delhi Police has violated section 41C of the Criminal Procedure Code by not revealing the names of the persons arrested in connection with the Delhi riots, submitted the counsel for CPI(M) leader Brind Karat before the Delhi High Court on Monday. The counsel further submitted before a division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that instead of submitting these…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi Police has violated section 41C of the Criminal Procedure Code by not revealing the names of the persons arrested in connection with the Delhi riots, submitted the counsel for CPI(M) leader Brind Karat before the Delhi High Court on Monday. The counsel further submitted before a division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that instead of submitting these names before the court in a sealed cover, the Delhi Police should serve a copy of the same to the Petitioners. The Petitioner argued, ‘Families of the arrested persons have a right to know who all have been arrested and for what crime so that they can seek an appropriate remedy.’ It was highlighted by the Petitioner that due to the secrecy being maintained by the Delhi Police around the names of arrested persons, the aggrieved persons are unable to file bail applications. “Most of the arrested persons were mere bystanders, police must reveal the names of the arrested persons”, the Petitioner argued. The Petitioner has further asked the court to issue a direction to the Delhi Police to also reveal the names of all those persons who have been arrested post the imposition of the lockdown. In light of these submissions, the court has directed the Central Government to file replies to all the petitions concerning the Delhi riots within 2 days. The matter will next be taken up on July 21. Next Storylast_img read more

Dept. of Agriculture says livestock sales must continue online

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Dept. of Agriculture says livestock sales must continue online Pinterest Facebook Facebook By News Highland – October 26, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Department of Agriculture says livestock sales will have to continue as an online-only operation — despite the collapse of one of the main apps earlier this weekend.Sales were delayed for around two hours in more than half the marts in the country on Saturday due to a server glitch — with four shutting up shop for the whole day.Farm unions and mart owners called for restrictions to be easedBut the department says the ban on bidders coming to the sales ring is “absolutely necessary” to stop the spread of Covid-19 in rural communities.Eimear McGuinness, chair of the Mart Managers’ Association, doesn’t believe those who’ve drawn up the rules understand the livestock trade.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/McGuinnessMarts1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleCounties with early entry to Level 3 beginning to stabilise – McCauleyNext articleCritically ill Covid patients in NI could be transferred to Republic News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ WhatsApp Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more