By Alex ShawThe HSBC Sevens World Series sets up camp in Wellington this weekend and the leg will play host to more than its fair share of superstars.As sevens teams from around the world prepare for the sport’s Olympic bow in Rio de Janeiro this year, a number of stars from the 15-a-side format are trying their luck in the World Series, in an attempt to have a gold medal dangling around their neck this summer.We take a look at some of the players ready to make the most of the spotlight and push forward their claims for Olympic inclusion.Sonny Bill Williams, New ZealandWhere else do you start but with the superstar, two-time World Cup-winner?Having enjoyed success in both league and union, as well as donning the gloves in an intermittent heavyweight boxing career, there’s every reason to believe that sporting polymath, Williams, will take to sevens. The centre thrived in the 15-a-side format, with his offloading ability, one-on-one tackles and clever lines of running.Those elements of his game will be lauded in the shortened format and though his understanding of defensive positioning may take time to develop, he should generate excitement anytime he gets his mitts on the ball this weekend.Rieko Ioane, New ZealandSticking with the hosts, Ioane is a man who shot to prominence on this leg of the World Series last year. He dazzled the watching world as a then 17-year-old, ghosting through defences for six tries at the event.Sporting genes: Reiko Ioane comes from a family of sporting talentWith another year of development and his older brother Akira at his side, Ioane returns to the Cake Tin, intent on helping New Zealand to a third-successive title in Wellington. Local boy and Hurricanes star Ardie Savea joins the Ioane brothers and Williams in a New Zealand team which promises fireworks.Cheslin Kolbe, South Africa Back in black: Sonny Bill Williams will take his Sevens bow in Wellington Two of the Blitzbokke’s most influential players, Kyle Brown and Cecil Afrika, have been ruled out of this leg due to injury and South Africa will need Kolbe to step up and fill the void. The elusive full-back has plenty of experience in sevens, having starred for South Africa in the World Series as a teenager.Hot-stepper: Cheslin Kolbe is an evasive full-back in the 15-a-side gameKolbe thrives in space where he can use his speed and footwork, rather than his strength, to beat players and he should find plenty of that in Wellington. Joining Kolbe this weekend will be Springboks Francois Hougaard and Juan de Jongh.Savenaca Rawaca, FijiThe Saracens-bound wing may be setting the Aviva Premiership alight next season but, until then, he’s spearheading the Flying Fijians’ twin goals of World Series and Olympic success. His 10 tries so far tie him for second in the competition’s try table.Rapid attack: Sevenaca Rawaca is a difficult man to stop in spaceThe back has one of the best stutter steps you’ll see on a sevens pitch, handles and offloads deftly and when he starts accelerating, he moves through the gears faster than Lewis Hamilton. What separates Rawaca from many of the other exciting attacking players in sevens is that his defence is equally as impressive. He can make game-changing plays with or without the ball.Jack Wilson, EnglandThe former Saracens and Sharks winger gives England a much-needed playmaker. With Marcus Watson and Mike Ellery moving to Premiership clubs and Dan Norton missing the tournament following the birth of his son, Wilson will be expected to be a source of tries, even on his debut.Danger man: England’s Jack Wilson has power, strength and reads the game wellHead coach Simon Amor has already praised Wilson’s power and speed and in the open spaces of the sevens arena, physical traits such as that are extremely valuable and can often prove the difference between victory and defeat.Perry Baker, USABaker’s emergence was one of the stories of the World Series last season and he was key in the USA’s first tournament win, when they beat Australia at Twickenham to lift the London Sevens title. A former American Football player, Baker, nicknamed the Pepperami Stick, has the long-legged stride that sevens teams covet and he has quickly adapted to rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This weekend brings another leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series and many high-profile names are staking their reputations on bringing home Olympic Gold Double trouble: Perry Baker (right) and Carlin Isles are devastating in attackThe USA are a genuine threat to lift gold in Rio this year and Baker is vying to be their MVP, offering a dynamic try-scoring threat outside Zack Test, Madison Hughes and the rest of their improving side. Put him opposite Carlin Isles and it becomes a case of opposition teams having to pick their poison.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The event begins at 3.30 with Intelligent Giving talking for about 40 minutes on their activities and why they feel that PR is their best weapon in influencing charity fundraisers. Group founder and Chair Ian MacQuillin will then invite what he expects to be a lively debate, to be followed by a drinks reception.The event takes place at the Britannia Street Conference Centre at 27 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JP (near to Kings Cross station).The event has been sponsored by Donor Strategy, Fundraising Initiatives, and TurnerPR. It costs £10 for members of the Institute of Fundraising and £20 for non-members. The venue holds a maximum of 50 people.To book a place email the membership secretary Louise Hamilton, with a copy to treasurer Kevin Kibble at [email protected] should be made payable to Institute of Fundraising and should be sent to Kevin Kibble at 57 Listria Park, London N16 5SW. If you would prefer to be invoiced, please request this option. Charity analysis service Intelligent Giving will be presenting at the first full meeting of the Institute of Fundraising’s PR in Fundraising Special Interest Group on 15 November.Intelligent Giving has acquired a reputation for its independent analysis and often vocal criticism of some charities and fundraising practices. Styling itself “the independent site for the smarter giver” it has published press releases and comments on its blog about what it feels is inefficiency, ineffectiveness or malpractice by fundraising charities.Its high profile and independent take on the charity sector make it a good candidate to address the inaugural PR in Fundraising special interest group meeting. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Intelligent Giving to address new PR in Fundraising group Howard Lake | 20 October 2007 | News 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Advanced Solutions International (ASI) has purchased the assets of the Donor Management business, a long-serving provider of fundraising software to over 300 organisations in Australia and New Zealand.ASI has traditionally worked with larger fundraising organisations and associations with its iMIS software, but this acquisition will enable it better to serve small to medium not-for-profit organisations.“he culture of Donor Management is an excellent fit for ASI, and it is important to us that we combine motivated employees who are passionate about the not-for-profit sector,” said Paul Ramsbottom, managing director, ASI Asia-Pacific.ASI said that it will “continue to invest in and develop both the iMIS and Donor Management products”. The company will also retain “all Donor Management staff” as employees, and “Donor Management managing director, Andrew Stein, will continue to play an active role in the business”.ASI’s flagship software product iMIS is used by more than 280 not-for-profit organisations in the Asia-Pacific region including Cancer Council Victoria, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It is also the ASI is the developer of ProgressCRM software.www.asieurope.eu Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Technology Howard Lake | 24 September 2010 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ASI acquires Asia-Pacific fundraising software company 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Frugi raises £79k for children’s charities 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. Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics 139 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 2017 campaignThis year’s Little Clothes BIG Change campaign will support Kicks Count, as well as continuing support for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the orphanage in India.Dedicated to educating and encouraging mums-to-be to monitor their baby’s movements, Kicks Count hopes to lower the UK’s high stillbirth and neonatal death rate.Frugi’s donations will specifically support a new project called ‘Finding A Rainbow’, which provides supportive packs to families. With Frugi’s support, these bundles can be given for free.1% turnover donationFrugi is one of many companies that commit to donating 1% of its turnover to charity and good causes, and it has done so since it was established in 2004.Frugi’s co-founder Lucy Jewson said:“We used an app and social media to ask our customers and everyone at Frugi who we should support and Kicks Count got the overall vote. We believe one of the reasons Kicks Count resonates with all at Frugi is the fact that so many parents can relate to the reason the charity exists.“Everyone who loves Frugi will know that rainbows are a big part of our brand identity, so it’s all very fitting.”Charity nominations for 2018Frugi will open up nominations for charities to benefit from its next Little Clothes BIG Change Campaign in March 2018.Nominations will be open from 19 March to 5 April 2018. Any charity can nominate itself.Once the nominations are in, the Frugi Charity Panel shortlists the charities down to the final three. Frugi staff and customers then vote on these via the website and social media and the winning charity is announced. Howard Lake | 24 July 2017 | News 140 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Ethical children’s clothing brand Frugi has raised £79,015.95 for children’s charities in its Little Clothes BIG Change campaign.The year-long campaign was the brand’s first charity campaign. The charities that will share the funds are:The Sick Children’s TrustPump AidAnna’s HopeCornwall Wildlife Trustand Frugi’s orphanage charity in India where the brand’s clothing is manufactured.Some of the funds were raised through Frugi’s in-house charity days, which have included a pyjama party and a sponsored walk, allowing all Frugi employees to get involved. Carole Hughes from Anna’s Hope commented: “We are a small hard-working charity that need to raise £200k each year to help children with brain tumours. Support from Frugi has contributed significantly to this target and also raised awareness for Anna’s Hope and brain tumours nationally.”
Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybean Growers Urge Donnelly to support TPA Indiana Soybean Growers Urge Donnelly to support TPA When Donnelly voted NO last month, the legislation contained both TPA and TAA provisions. The bill now before the Senate only contains TPA. It is unclear if this change will change the Senator’s position. “We’re almost to the finish line, but we need to flip Senator Donnelly from a ‘no’ to a ‘yes,’”said ISA. On his web page Donnelly states, “I oppose fast track authority because, as a United States Senator, I was elected to fight for the interests of my state—including fair trade agreements that benefit Hoosier workers. My amendments would provide trade negotiators with important information on the potential negative impacts foreign trade can have on American wages and industries.”According to ISA, trade is good for Indiana farmers, “In 2013, Indiana farmers exported $1.7 billion of soybeans, $442 million of soybean meal, $429 million in feeds and fodder, $410 million of corn and $307 million of pork. And every dollar of agricultural export creates an additional $1.27 in business activity for our economy.” SHARE With the vote on Trade Promotion Authority expected in the US Senate this week, the Indiana Soybean Alliance is urging its members to press Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly to vote in favor of the legislation. In a note to ISA members this week, ISA said, “It is critical for all ISA members to call Senator Donnelly’s office right away at (202) 224-4814 and ask him to support Trade Promotion Authority!” Senator Donnelly previously voted no on this bill, and ISA said, “We need all farmers to step up and tell him how important trade is for Indiana farmers.”Trade Promotion Authority outlines goals for the current and next President in any trade deals with other countries. It allows Congress to take an up-or-down vote on any final trade deal. Currently, the U.S. is negotiating a major trade deal with Pacific countries called the Trans Pacific Partnership. TPP would create new demand for the crops and livestock grown in Indiana. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 22, 2015 SHARE Previous articleIndiana Crop Conditions Decline in Weekly ReportNext article2015 Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Gary Truitt
Facebook Twitter SHARE An Indiana grocery chain is launching a 100 percent local program for Angus beef at its 38 stores. Indiana-based Marsh Supermarkets announced a partnership with eight farms that will supply the beef to grocery stores in Ohio and Indiana. A “100% Local” decal will identify for customers the origin of the beef. A Marsh Supermarkets spokesperson says they are launching the program because “consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from and how it is produced.” The grocery chain says the meat is also minimally processed, which means free of all additives, including preservatives, dry rubs, marinades, or other flavor enhancements. The program complements Marsh’s Signature Premium Angus Beef program, which features cuts of beef that carry a USDA Certification for Tenderness. Marsh is one of just four supermarket companies in the nation that offers the USDA Certified Tender cuts of beef.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Marsh Introduces 100 Percent Local Beef Previous articleDuPont Pioneer Pledges Collaboration with Global Crop Diversity TrustNext articleIndiana Crops Unscathed by April Cold Snap Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 21, 2016 SHARE Marsh Introduces 100 Percent Local Beef
Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Residential Life Coordinator Erica Crawford leads a freshman discussion group. Credit: Lance Hayashida/CaltechOn September 23, fourteen Caltech faculty and staff members led roundtable discussion groups with the incoming freshman class of 2019 about this year’s freshman summer reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book, written by Rebecca Skloot, tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cancer cells were taken without her knowledge and used in scientific research.“We chose to assign this book to the freshmen because it focuses on a diverse set of issues,” says Lesley Nye, associate dean of undergraduate students. “It’s a humanistic read on scientific research ethics—and also on race and class in America.”The book and discussion are part of a larger initiative by the deans and the Institute to focus on celebrating diversity. Other discussion leaders, in addition to faculty, included the residental life coordinators, representatives from the Caltech Center for Diversity, and Caltech’s Title IX coordinator, Felicia Hunt.“Diversity is appreciating multiple perspectives and backgrounds,” Nye says. “It’s about all components of identity, embracing everything that everyone is. And starting these conversations between faculty and students is another great example of Caltech’s tradition of integration and collaboration.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Caltech Freshmen and Faculty Participate in Book Discussion By LORI DAJOSE Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 | 11:08 am Top of the News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Gurcharan S. BawaCity Manager Steve Mermell today announced he has appointed Gurcharan S. Bawa as the new General Manager for the City’s Water and Power Department.Bawa has been with Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) since joining the City in 1992 as an associate engineer. He has advanced steadily though the department with a variety of assignments, becoming Assistant General Manager for Power Supply in 2007 and, most recently, as Interim General Manager since July 2016.Bawa will oversee a department of about 440 full-time employees and an annual budget of about $272 million. PWP, www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower, currently provides the power and water needs of the City’s residents and businesses, including about 65,000 electric accounts in Pasadena and 40,000 water accounts in Pasadena and portions of Altadena.PWP earlier this month celebrated the completion of a new, $137 million power generating facility, GT-5, at the City’s existing Glenarm Power Plant, replacing a 50-year-old steam generator. GT-5 is an environmentally friendly, combined-cycle generator that uses both steam and natural gas to supply up to 71MW of power.“I am honored and humbled to be appointed General Manager of PWP. I am committed to working with my fellow employees and other stakeholders to enhance the value of PWP for our community. Together we must effectively respond to changes in the business environment and still hold to our fundamental values of providing safe and reliable water and power in an environmentally responsible manner at reasonable rates with exceptional customer satisfaction,” Bawa said.City Manager Mermell said Bawa was hired after an exhaustive, nationwide search which included reviews of more than 100 candidates. “In the end, the selection was easy because Bawa has proven himself to be an extremely capable manager in addition to having an extensive knowledge of the utility industry,” Mermell said.Bawa has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from SVR College of Engineering and Technology, India. He is a licensed professional engineer in both mechanical and civil engineering. In 2014, he completed the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government certificated program.The maximum salary for the position as posted on the City’s website is $21,675 per month. Community News Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government City Manager Appoints New General Manager for Water & Power Department Published on Monday, March 6, 2017 | 4:30 pm HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday
Twitter Facebook Local NewsCrime By admin – March 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter Suspect charged with robbery, assault WhatsApp Previous articleCity, hospital sales tax revenue shows growthNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Gun bill not about gun rights admin Ray Charles Mosley Police arrested a 65-year-old man early Wednesday morning after he reportedly robbed another man at gunpoint.Officers were called about a rolling disturbance around 2:45 a.m. near Murphy Street and Crane Avenue, an OPD news release stated.Both parties were stopped by the Ector County Sheriff’s Office outside city limits, the release detailed, and OPD then responded to the scene and made contact with the 50-year-old victim and the suspect, Ray Charles Mosley.The complainant told officers Mosley robbed him at a gas station, the release stated. Mosley reportedly pushed the complainant against his truck while a woman took $40 from his hand.Mosley and the woman left in two separate vehicles, with the complainant following Mosley, the release stated. Mosley reportedly used his vehicle to strike the complainant’s vehicle numerous times.Police charged Mosley with robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree felonies.The release said very little is known about the female suspect at this time. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the investigation to call OPD at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-11409. WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest