Nick Cummins ‘The Bachelor’ Series Up And Running In Australia

first_imgThe ‘Honey Badger’ will be the Bachelor for season six of the TV series in Australia. Cummins’s nickname is the ‘Honey Badger’, a title he gave himself after seeing a documentary on the animal.“I saw the honey badger, and became fascinated,” he said. “It is just so aggressive and will never say die. One of the stories which inspired me is that it is documented that a honey badger killed a male lion in a one-on-one battle.“What happened was that he clawed the canastas off the big fella, going the old one-two. The big fella walked around the corner and fell over. The honey badger got up, shook himself, and just trotted off. For me, that was outstanding.”Because of quotes like the one above, Cummins has become a fan favourite across the globe. In fact the winger has become famous for his funny quotes, and you can watch a selection of the best below. Network Ten executive producer of The Bachelor Australia, Hilary Innes, said: “We are delighted that Nick has agreed to be Australia’s next Bachelor.“He will bring a refreshing, honest and cheeky energy to season six. On top of all his incredible achievements, he is both loveable and surprising. I know he will be a phenomenal Bachelor.”In a statement, Cummins said: “I’m really looking forward to throwing everything at this opportunity to finding the one.“The past ten or so years has been on the road playing rugby or working on my projects, so I’m very excited to be part of a show that is centred around love and good times.” No question, he is going to bring some comedy to the love-related role.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.center_img Nick Cummins ‘The Bachelor’ Series Up And Running In AustraliaThe 15-Test former Wallaby Nick Cummins has ben announced as The Bachelor in the latest TV-series in Australia.The series is currently in full swing as it started on the 15th of August and there have already been some funny moments including Cummins’ reaction to the first kiss of the series. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

ICFM sees Internet “assuming critical importance”

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. ICFM sees Internet “assuming critical importance”  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This month’s issue of ICFM Update, the membership body’s newsletter, includes commentary on part III of the Charities Act. Significantly ICFM, recognising changing times, states that “the end of the decade [the 1990s] sees the applications of the Internet assuming critical importance in developing new [fundraising] techniques.” Howard Lake | 10 July 2000 | News read more

26 hospices run joint TV advertising campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 13 March 2014 | News Twenty six hospices in the North West of England are collaborating for the first time to run a TV advertising campaign that promotes the work that they do and asks for donations.The advert will appear on peak-time shows in the Granada region, including Coronation Street and Emmerdale. It will run for three weeks from 10 March.It features scenes filmed with real patients, families, staff and volunteers to spread the key message that hospices are local charities, which provide specialised support for everyone regardless of age or condition, in a positive, welcoming environment. The advert underlines the fact that money donated locally will be spent locally.It ends with a request to viewers to donate £5 by text. The money raised in donations will then be split equally between the hospices taking part.Blackbaud HeroixThe fundraising element of the campaign is being supported by software and services firm Blackbaud. The hospices are using its peer-to-peer online giving platform Heroix to handle donations, messaging and the integration of donor and supporter data.The project was the idea of Sue McGraw, Chief Executive of St John’s Hospice in Lancaster. She said:“Time and time again we hear that people believe their local hospice is a frightening or depressing place, or they assume it’s only for older people, or just those diagnosed with cancer, rather than all life-limiting conditions. All these things can be great barriers to people accessing hospice care.“With this campaign we’re hoping to break down these myths and barriers by bringing the reality of what we are all about into people’s homes and onto their TV screens.”It costs around £85.5m to run the 26 hospices involved each year. Of this £59 million has to be raised through charitable efforts. 26 hospices run joint TV advertising campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Advertisement Tagged with: Advertising Individual giving North West 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

National movement bails out Black mamas

first_imgDurham, N.C., county jail, May 9.Mother’s Day is a designated annual day to honor all mothers and celebrate their love, sacrifices and dedication to their families. But many Black mothers will be absent from their families on that day. They are among millions who are behind bars because they are financially unable to post bail for even minor infractions.In May 2017, the National Bail Out Collective launched a campaign to post bail for mothers who would otherwise be separated from their children on Mother’s Day. They raised enough funds to free about 100 women who were awaiting trial. Their efforts gave families an effective way out of a system that disproportionately impacts African Americans and incarcerates people living in poverty. This has become a year-round effort, joining the movement to end mass incarceration.On May 6, the collective, a formation of Black organizers and allies who are committed to building a community-based movement to end pretrial detention, launched the second year of the National Black Mama’s Bail Out campaign, with 13 participating organizations. They include SONG (Southerners On New Ground), the Black Youth Project, Dream Defenders, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Color of Change and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.The Black Mama’s Bail Out Day campaign aims to raise money to bail out as many Black mothers in the country as possible and reunite them with their families for Mother’s Day. A further goal is to bring attention to the injustice of the for-profit cash bail industry, which jails people awaiting trial before they are even convicted of a crime.Welcoming community members home with love, support and offerings, the collective has been able to provide short-term housing, health care, transportation, drug treatment and mental health services. It states: “We are working hard to help our people get back on their feet. Because our cities and states invest in jails and cages instead of services or support, many of our people do not have the basic resources they need to take care of themselves or their families.”Ending racist pretrial detentionAn average of 700,000 people daily are condemned to local jails and separated from their families simply because they cannot afford bail. It can ruin a person’s life; they may lose their job, housing, autos and even their children.Pretrial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on Black families and communities in particular. Black people are twice as likely to be arrested and caged before trial, and according to Color of Change’s Philadelphia campaign director Clarice McCants, 80 percent of Black women in jail are mothers. (WABC’s “Here & Now,” May 13) The racist “war on drugs” has resulted in millions of people being taken from their families.A statement issued by the National Bail Out Collective asserts: “We are committed to building a community-based movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. The Mama’s Day action is rooted in the tradition of our enslaved ancestors, who went to every length, including harnessing their collective resources, to purchase each other’s freedom and keep their families together.” (colorlines.com, May 7)SONG Co-Director Mary Hooks spoke of their efforts to unite and help families achieve stability and referred to the arrest and courtroom system as another form of lynching: “When someone goes before a judge, oftentimes they’re levied a bail that never considers their income, never considers if they are eligible to pay or not. And we believe that wealth-based detention is not a legitimate means of even qualifying as to whether or not someone’s going to come back to court or not. And so, we oftentimes see primarily poor and black people who languish in cages because they can’t afford their bail.” (truth-out.org, May 11)Hooks stated that they’re looking for solutions to dismantle the system of money bail, and that a lot of their work is making sure that they build and provide the alternatives that mothers need. They don’t need cages, she stressed; they need care and community-based solutions. She adds that they’re not going to wait on the state or big business to find an interest in this hot topic. They’re going to take matters into their own hands, because they know that their communities are suffering.SONG, a grassroots, queer-liberation organization that seeks to bail out mothers and caregivers of all genders, expects that more than 100 mothers will be bailed out for this year’s Mother’s Day. But they know that hundreds in the communities are going to be impacted if even just one mother and caregiver is bailed out of the cage.The week before Mother’s Day, organizations in cities across the country began bailing out as many mothers as possible who would otherwise spend Mother’s Day in a cell. Some cities include Durham and Charlotte, N.C.; New York; Baltimore; Little Rock, Ark.; Philadelphia; Atlanta; St. Louis; Montgomery, Ala.; Charlottesville, Va.; Houston; Memphis; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.The National Black Mama’s Bail Out campaign also highlights local organizing efforts while activists call on legislators, judges and district attorneys to abolish the cash bail system.For more information, see NationalBailOut.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Punjab & Haryana High Court Chastises IAS Officer For Taking Court Proceedings “Too Lightly”

first_imgNews UpdatesPunjab & Haryana High Court Chastises IAS Officer For Taking Court Proceedings “Too Lightly” LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Dec 2020 12:21 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday came down heavily upon an IAS officer, for taking court procedure “too lightly” and failing to appear before it on the dates set for hearing. A single bench of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur noted that it is not the first time that the Respondent officer, J. Ganesan, had failed to present himself in the hearings. The Court stated that even in…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 Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday came down heavily upon an IAS officer, for taking court procedure “too lightly” and failing to appear before it on the dates set for hearing. A single bench of Justice Nirmaljit Kaur noted that it is not the first time that the Respondent officer, J. Ganesan, had failed to present himself in the hearings. The Court stated that even in the last hearing of this case, no one from the Respondent’s side was present. The Bench was hearing a contempt petition filed by one Sarita Mehta, for non-compliance of its dated September 1, 2008, passed in civil writ petition no. 6830/2007. The Bench observed that when the Respondent officer did not appear before it on the last hearing, the Court was forced to issue an order that the Respondent, along with his Counsel, should appear on 16th December, 2020 (Wednesday). However, this order was also not complied with. When this was pointed out to Respondent’s counsel, he submitted that Ganesan will appear for virtual hearing from his office. The Court noted that this was firstly not in spirit of the Court’s order and secondly, despite this submission, the Respondent was not available from his office when the matter was called. In this backdrop the Court remarked, “The matter is being taken too lightly.” Due such callous attitude of the Respondent, the Court expressed its inclination to issue bailable warrants against him, but refrained from doing so and granted one last opportunity to him. “At this stage, just when this Court was out to issue bailable warrants for his appearance, learned counsel appearing on his behalf pleaded that one last opportunity be granted to comply with the order. The argument that there is delay does not help because the order requires to be complied with, as the same is a continuous loss,” stated the bench. The Court abstained from issuing bailable warrants against the IAS officer and directed him to be present for the next hearing, which is set for 14th January, 2021. The Court further added that if the Respondent is not present for the next hearing, then he would be liable to pay a sum of Rs. 30,000/- to the petitioners by means of a demand draft. Related News: Delay-‘Courts Are Doctors Of Bleeding Rights’: Madras High Court Cautions Bar & Litigants To Honor Court Appointments In a similar case pertaining to non-appearance of parties leading to unnecessary adjournments, the Madras High Court held that the Bar and the litigants have the responsibility to abide by the dates given by the Courts. A single bench of Justice N. Seshasayee observed that every time the Bar or the litigants are given a posting for their hearings, the Court is giving them appointments. They should ensure that these appointments are not wasted. Case Title: Sarita Mehta & Ors. v. J. Ganesan & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Parking related income generates almost €2M in Donegal in 2019

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest Parking related income generates almost €2M in Donegal in 2019 WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestcenter_img Twitter By News Highland – January 2, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Parking penalties and charges has generated almost 2 million euro in Donegal in 2019.Fixed Charge Notices in the county have generated over 1 million euro from January to November of last year while parking related income brought in over €900,000 over the same period.According to today’s Donegal Democrat, income from off-street parking in Donegal Town is the highest in the county for the third year running with motorists paying a total of €168,665 up until November.In Letterkenny, income from off-street parking generated about €165,000 during the same period.Letterkenny is the area where people have paid the most to park on-street with just over €122,315 generated, followed by Donegal Town at nearly €98,550, Bundoran almost €83,800, Buncrana at almost €51,457 and Ballybofey at almost €41,617 up until November last.Meanwhile, the number of Fixed Charge Notices issued has increased compared to years previous.In 2019, there were 5,097 FCNs issued up until November compared to 4,842 in 2018 and 4,758 in 2017.The notices have generated just over €1,067,650 from January to November 2019. Google+ Previous articleTyrone’s McShane expected to pen Aussie Rules dealNext articleTalks on restoring power-sharing in North to restart this morning News Highland last_img read more

Thundery downpours expected in Donegal as warning extended

first_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – July 19, 2019 Google+ Pinterest Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A status yellow rainfall warning has been extended to the whole country.Met Eireann says heavy, thundery downpours in short spaces of time will lead to localised spot flooding.The warning is valid until 3 o’clock Saturday morning. Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twittercenter_img Thundery downpours expected in Donegal as warning extended Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleCouncil to commission study of BuncranaNext articlePNA warn today’s strike will be ‘severe’ News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

New monument at Arlington National Cemetery honors women in military

first_imgiStock/Ed-Ni-PhotoBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(ARLINGTON, Virginia) — A new monument honoring all military servicewomen has been unveiled at Arlington National Cemetery.The life-size bronze sculpture, titled “The Pledge,” shows a woman in full combat uniform bonding with a service dog.“‘The Pledge’ captures a brief private moment of mutual respect and love, with duty calling,” the description of the statute on the website of sculptor Susan Bahary reads. “They pledge to support each other, doing the best they can to accomplish their important mission and stay safe.”The monument, commissioned by the U.S. War Dogs Association, was unveiled on Saturday and is available for public viewing starting Sunday in an open house event. It is located at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at the entrance of the cemetery.“The Pledge honors the commitment of our brave servicewomen in all the jobs they do,” Bahary wrote.Tickets to view the sculpture are free, but space is limited due to COVID-19.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Another variant detected in UK

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 78.1 million people worldwide and killed over 1.7 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Dec 23, 12:13 pm1st New York City EMTs get vaccinatedThe first New York City EMTs were vaccinated Wednesday morning, with the hopes of inoculating 450 FDNY members per day. Since the pandemic began — with New York City as the spring’s epicenter — 5,700 members of the FDNY have been diagnosed with COVID-19. On Tuesday, the FDNY lost its 12th employee to COVID-19. EMT Evelyn Ford, 58, leaves behind four children.Dec 23, 11:16 amUK travelers must quarantine upon arrival in NYCIn the wake of new variants of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom, travelers arriving in New York City from the U.K. will be visited by a sheriff’s deputy to confirm they are quarantining, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Additionally, all international travelers will receive a city health commissioner’s order to quarantine via certified mail.Those who are found in violation will face daily $1,000 fines.“We cannot take chances with anyone who travels,” the mayor said.Dec 23, 11:12 amAnother variant detected in UKAnother COVID-19 variant has been detected in two cases in the United Kingdom, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.“Both are contacts of cases who have traveled from South Africa over the past few weeks,” Hancock said.Hancock said the “new variant is highly concerning because it is yet more transmissible and it appears to have mutated further than the new variant that has been discovered in the U.K.”The health secretary said both cases and close contacts of the cases have been quarantined.U.K. travel to and from South Africa is suspended, Hancock said.The coronavirus is constantly mutating, and there are many thousands of lineages of the virus, each with distinct mutations. There’s no evidence this new variant is more deadly and there’s no evidence it will affect the vaccine.Dec 23, 8:55 am803,000 Americans filed jobless claims last week Another 803,000 workers lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance last week as the pandemic rages, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday. The latest figure is slightly less than last week’s figure, but still remains well above pre-pandemic levels. The DOL also said Wednesday that some 20.3 million people were still receiving some form of unemployment benefits through all government programs as of the week ending Dec. 5. That figure was 1.7 million for the comparable week in 2019. The latest economic data from the DOL also comes as the COVID-19 relief package, which includes extended unemployment benefits, faces a new hurdle as President Donald Trump has indicated he will not sign the bill yet. The unemployment rate in the U.S. was 6.7% last month, according to the DOL’s most recent employment situation report. In February, prior to the pandemic, the unemployment rate was 3.5%.Dec 23, 7:13 amPfizer, BioNTech to supply US with 100M more vaccine dosesThe U.S. government has ordered 100 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Business Wire announced Wednesday morning. This brings the total doses of the vaccine for the country to 200 million.“With these 100 million additional doses, the United States will be able to protect more individuals and hopefully end this devastating pandemic more quickly,” said Albert Bourla, the chairman and CEO of Pfizer. “We look forward to continuing our work with the U.S. government and healthcare providers around the country.”All 200 million doses are expected to be delivered by July 31, 2021, allowing for 100 million people in the U.S. to be vaccinated.“Securing more doses from Pfizer and BioNTech for delivery in the second quarter of 2021 further expands our supply of doses across the Operation Warp Speed portfolio,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “This new federal purchase can give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply to vaccinate every American who wants it by June 2021.”Dec 23, 6:46 amUS sees second deadliest day with over 3,000 deathsTuesday became the second deadliest day on record since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., with 3,401 new deaths, according to new data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The deadliest day was last week, Dec. 16, when 3,656 new deaths from the virus were reported. The U.S.’ seven-day average of daily deaths is now 2,654, according to The COVID Tracking Project. December is set to surpass April as the deadliest month since the start of the pandemic.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Women at work

first_img Comments are closed. Hilary Clinton spoke about gender inequality in the technology industry at a Silicon Valley event at the end of last month. She was prompted by some depressing data. 20% of developers in California are female and 11% make it to executive positions; 53% of technology firms have female representation at senior level compared with 84% […]Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Women at workShared from missc on 13 Mar 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more