Yodel collects over 22,000 presents for Cash for Kids Appeal

first_img Howard Lake | 6 February 2012 | News Tagged with: christmas corporate Yodel collects over 22,000 presents for Cash for Kids Appeal  49 total views,  1 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 Parcel delivery company Yodel collected over 22,000 presents donated by listeners to Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids Appeal before Christmas. The company then delivered them for sorting and distribution to disadvantaged children across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.Supermarket Asda supported the appeal by setting up collection points for the donations at 165 stores, from where Yodel collected them. Local social services and other agencies were then able to classify and allocate them according to age and gender.The Christmas 2011 charity drive, organised by Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids Charities, broke the previous record set in 2010, distributing more than £5.1 million in funds and gifts for over 200,000 sick and underprivileged children.Sally Aitchison, Group MD of Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids, said: “This was one of the biggest Christmas appeals of its kind across the UK last year, so we were absolutely thrilled with the result.”It was the second year that Yodel has been involved in the Appeal and the first that it was the sole delivery partner for the national network.www.cashforkids.uk.com 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

Public Gatherings For Protests And Other Reasons Contributing To COVID-19 Spread In Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPublic Gatherings For Protests And Other Reasons Contributing To COVID-19 Spread In Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber26 Oct 2020 8:08 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has said that public gatherings either for marking protests or for other reasons in the city of Bengaluru are contributing to the spread of Covid-19, the State government and all the authorities must come down on such breaches with heavy hands. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi noted that in August and September 2020, there…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 Karnataka High Court has said that public gatherings either for marking protests or for other reasons in the city of Bengaluru are contributing to the spread of Covid-19, the State government and all the authorities must come down on such breaches with heavy hands. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi noted that in August and September 2020, there were 35 cases where people gathered in large numbers either for making protests or for other reasons. It said “On the face of it these are cases of gross violation of rule regarding maintaining norms of social distance and face mask. These gatherings are contributing to the spread of Covid-19. Therefore, the state and all authorities must come down on such breaches with heavy hands.” The bench made the observation while hearing a plea filed by one Sai Datta, stating that there was a large congregation in a rally held on 28th September 2020 and a large number of persons participated in the rally without wearing masks. Instances of agitation/protest held by various organizations are also cited by the petitioner. Advocate Rameshchandra appearing for the petitioner argued that “If such rallies or protests are allowed to be conducted in violation of the orders under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, it will result in large scale spreading of pandemic of COVID-19 especially when number of positive COVID-19 cases in the State is rising every day.” The petitioner has relied upon the order under Section 10(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 dated 29th August 2020 by the Chairman of the National Executive Committee. The Guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock 4) are part of the said order. The submission of the petitioner is that similar guidelines are a part of further order passed by the Chairman of the National Executive Committee on 30th September 2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Second man released on bail in Cookstown investigation

Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – March 23, 2019 Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Second man released on bail in Cookstown investigation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest A second man arrested as part of the investigation into the tragic deaths at a disco in Cookstown in County Tyrone has been released on police bail.The PSNI say the 40 year old man, who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, has been released pending further inquiries.On Thursday, a 52 year old man was released on police bail, to return for questioning at a future date.The two arrests were made as made as part of a major investigation into the deadly crush, at the Greenvale Hotel, on Sunday night. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleSave Our St Joseph’s Hospital march this afternoonNext articleMay hints third vote on Brexit deal may not happen News Highland Twitter Google+ read more

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First Female Administrator Takes Helm in Colts Neck

first_imgBy Laura D.C. KolnoskiCOLTS NECK — Kathleen Capristo of Spring Lake Heights will make history on Sept. 28 when she assumes her new position as the township’s first female administrator.Capristo, former municipal clerk in Spring Lake, will also be the township’s first new administrator in 25 years following the lengthy tenure of Robert Bowden, who retired in May.Bowden was in attendance at Capristo’s Sept. 9 unanimous formal appointment during a Colts Neck Township Committee meeting, along with Capristo’s former bosses Spring Lake Borough Administrator W. Bryan Dempsey, and Fair Haven Borough Administrator Theresa Casagrande.Capristo’s two-year employment agreement with the township stipulates she will receive an annual pro-rated salary of $95,000 for 2015 and $109,250 for 2016, according to Beth Kara, Colts Neck’s deputy clerk who was elevated to municipal clerk the same evening. Capristo will also serve as the township’s deputy municipal clerk, recycling coordinator and clean communities coordinator.“We saw 51 people and had many more resumes than that,” said Mayor James Schatzle. “All five of us on the township committee and (acting administrator) Thomas Antus feel her skills will make her a perfect fit for the township. We are confident in our choice of Ms. Capristo.”A nationwide search commenced when Bowden announced his pending retirement earlier this year. Ben Stentz, recreation director for Princeton Borough, was chosen to succeed Bowden, but decided to remain in his current position and the search had to begin again. Antus, formerly administrator in Freehold Township, was tapped to serve as Colts Neck’s administrator in the interim.In addition to Spring Lake Heights, Capristo also served as municipal clerk in Jamesburg. Prior to entering the public sector, she had a 2-year career in corporate human resources. Her experience includes senior level management, compensation and benefits administration, employee relations, strategic planning, budgeting, and contract negotiation experience, Kara said. Of her one-time assistant, Casagrande said, “Kathleen is one of the most effective and efficient people I have ever worked with.” Casagrande, currently borough administrator in Fair Haven, formerly held that position in Spring Lake Heights.“My experience during the assessment and selection process solidified that the committee persons are committed to Colts Neck and its ongoing improvement and that’s important to me,” Capristo told the Two River Times.last_img read more

Middletown Approves Residential Development

first_imgBy Philip Sean Curran Toll Brothers did not indicate whether it intended to appeal the board’s vote or not. Company spokeswoman Andrea Meck said the company is reviewing its next steps. Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13), who represents Middletown as part of her legislative district, said she applauded the township for “pushing back.” In combination with a 342,000-square-foot commercial project that includes a new Wegmans supermarket, that section of town will be transformed in the coming years, fulfilling a two-decades-long vision for the area. The municipal planning board voted Sept. 4 to approve Toll Brothers’ plan, having voted in July for the commercial piece that also includes a CMX movie theater and retail space as part of the overall Village 35 project. “Maybe it takes a ground-swell from towns banding together to stop this affordable housing mandate,” she said. “I mean I think the whole system just needs an overhaul. It has to be fixed. We can’t have this the way it’s going now. We will not be the Garden State for very much longer if we continue down this path.” He said the area oncewas eyed for 1.6 millionsquare feet of commercialspace and almost doublethe number of residentialunits that ended up gettingapproved. An interior view of a home Toll Brothers says will be similar to those built in Middletown Walk. Photo courtesy Toll Brothers In 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court shifted the responsibility of enforcing towns’ affordable housing mandates, as outlined in the high court’s earlier Mount Laurel decisions in the 1970s and ’80s, from the state Council on Affordable Housing to superior court judges. “Despite our plans for Middletown Walk not being approved as presented, Toll Brothers has a long history of working within town approvals, addressing neighbors’ concerns and delivering exceptional homes in the best communities,” said Toll Brothers division president Craig Cherry in a statement. “We are very excited about Middletown Walk, located in a town that we love, and we know our future home buyers will be very pleased with the homes and amenities planned.” But Campisi said communities have “many” ways of meeting their affordable housing obligations, with inclusionary developments being just one of them. He said towns can develop 100 percent affordable housing projects. “My two cents is that it seems to me that a lot of this was done for affordable housing,” said Oley DiCenso, with Minding Middletown, after the planning board hearing. “And the affordable housing aspect of this is only sitting on four acres.” The decision by thetownship has led to a war ofwords between Fair Shareand Middletown, a conflictthat continued last week. An architectural drawing by Toll Brothers is representative of the 280 homes planned for a new housing development on Route 35 called Middletown Walk.Photo courtesy Toll Brothers MIDDLETOWN – National home builder Toll Brothers gained approval from Middletown Township last week to construct 280 town houses and 70 apartments as the residential component of a larger redevelopment of more than 100 acres on Route 35 north. Perry said his community would no longer be “dictated to by a nonprofit organization that is funded by special interest groups who are going to dictate terms to municipalities.” center_img “It has every kind of rule and regulation about all kinds of different things they’re allowed to do, but this wasn’t discussed with the public,” said resident Monica Manning, the leader of Minding Middletown, a group opposed to the project. “This was the deal they made behind closed doors, then presented it.” As other communities have done, the township had been in talks with the advocacy group Fair Share Housing Center to try and reach a settlement for what Middletown’s requirement would be for a span from 1999 to 2025. Yet Fair Share said lastweek that the township “isone of the worst actors inthe state when it comes toaffordable housing.” In 2018, the governing body approved a redevelopment plan for the overall site, a plan that critics said lacked public involvement. Fair Share spokesman Anthony Campisi said in a recent interview that the township has a track record of approving luxury housing units that do not include affordable units, including at the former Bamm Hollow Country Club in Lincroft. “This is a long-time-coming project,” Middletown Mayor Tony Perry said. “Township committees of the past have worked to dramatically reduce the overall size and scope of this project by more than 400 percent.” The planning board voted 5-3 to give Toll Brothers the approval but without roof decks on any of the buildings. Toward the end of the hearing, township committeewoman Patricia A. Snell, who also sits on the planning board, made a motion to that effect. Yet affordable housing in the Village 35 project and elsewhere around the state also has involved the construction of many more market-rate houses to go along with it as part of high density, inclusionary developments. For instance, West Windsor, located about an hour away from Middletown, reached a deal with national builder AvalonBay for 800 units, a hotel and retail space on land next to a train station in that Mercer County community. Of the 800 units, 132 of them will be set aside as affordable. The township has saidthat since 1999, more than600 affordable housingunits have been created inthe community. The timing of the Toll Brothers’ approval came two months after the township announced it was withdrawing from a legal proceeding in state Superior Court regarding its affordable housing requirement. “There are 565 municipalities in the state of New Jersey. One of them is standing up to Fair Share Housing and that’s Middletown, New Jersey,” Perry said. “It sounds like a great idea, let’s create affordable housing, let’s give people the opportunity to live in different towns. And that sounds great. But you know what I want, you know what I stand for? I stand for making New Jersey affordable. I stand for making Middletown affordable, not just for this person or that personbut for everyone.” The 70 apartments willbe set aside as affordablehousing or at below-marketrate. “They have no problems seemingly building homes that are affordable to doctors and lawyers, but have a whole lot of trouble building homes that are affordable for nurses and paralegals and cashiers and teachers for that matter,” he said. “They have no problem redeveloping big chunks of land for wealthy people. The problem comes when working families want a seat at the table.” last_img read more

Prosecutors Brainstorm State of Emergency Strategy

first_imgAuthorities of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) yesterday began a weeklong capacity building exercise involving state lawyers (prosecutors) throughout the country.  The aim is to adopt new strategies that would help to reduce penalties applied to certain crimes committed under the state of emergency.The training is supported by the United States of America (USA).  The government proclaimed a state of emergency beginning August 6, 2014, under Article 86 of the 1986 Liberian Constitution, under which certain constitutional rights and freedoms of the people are suspended.The measure, according to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was to help in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).The training is being held at the Montserrado County Administrative Building in Bentol City, under the theme: “Effective Prosecution under the State of Emergency.”For example, a person found guilty of petty larceny misdemeanor (crime), which is usually punishable by 30 days or up to a year in jail, will, under the new arrangement, be immediately released after filing a bond.Other offences, including murder, armed robbery and rape will not be exempt under the effective state of emergency strategy.Speaking yesterday during the opening session, Solicitor General, Cllr. Betty Lamin Blamo recollected that prosecutors won more cases at the Supreme Court level, during the August Term of Court, which was overshadowed by the Ebola virus and the imposition of the state of emergency.“We lost only one case at the Supreme Court level at that court term. We did well,” she declared.Cllr. Blamo did not mention the one case that was lost at the High Court.She said reducing overcrowding at prison facilities throughout the country was one of the major issues that will be discussed during the forum.“We will be discussing means of stopping people from going to jail during this state of emergency,” adding “This does not mean that we will not be sending people to jail. We will be sending to jail those accused or convicted of murder, rape and armed robbery.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tsitsipas to US Open Umpire in Tirade: ‘You’re All Weirdos!’ (Videos)

first_imgNEW YORK — Stefanos Tsitsipas accused a U.S. Open chair umpire of having a bias against him during a tirade in which he told the official, “You’re all weirdos!”Tsitsipas told Damien Dumusois that the cause of his bias was “because you’re French probably and you’re all weirdos!”The argument came midway through the fourth set of Tsitsipas’ 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 7-5 loss to Andrey Rublev on Tuesday, a day when he and fellow young star Dominic Thiem both lost in the first round for the second straight major tournament.Tsitsipas, the No. 8 seed from Greece, appeared to be battling cramps and was slow to return to the court after losing his serve.Dumusois told Tsitsipas it was time to play, but Tsitsipas was still reaching into his bag for a new headband and screamed at Dumusois that he still needed time to change. Dumusois responded that Tsitsipas would be penalized.“I don’t care,” Tsitsipas replied. “Do whatever you want, because you’re the worst.”“I don’t know what you have against me,” Tsitsipas continued. “Because you’re French probably and you’re all weirdos! You’re all weirdos!””You have something against me. You’re French, probably. … You’re all weirdos.” Things didn’t go to plan for No. 8 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the #USOpenMORE: https://t.co/QQHPExZwHz pic.twitter.com/4VzjFEJkz0— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) August 27, 2019Dumusois is indeed French.Tsitsipas had been angry that Dumusois believed he was getting coaching during the match from his father, Apostolos, which is not allowed.“The chair umpire was very incorrect in what he was telling me during the match,” Tsitsipas said afterward. “I don’t know what this chair umpire has in specific against my team, but he’s been complaining and telling me that my team talks all of the time when I’m out on the court playing. He’s very — I don’t know. I believe he’s not right, because I never hear anything of what my team says from the outside.”Tsitsipas added that he thought tennis needed more umpires who are fair to all players.“I feel like some of them have preferences when they are on the court,” he said.Tsitsipas opened his Grand Slam season by beating Roger Federer en route to the Australian Open semifinals. He fell at Wimbledon to Thomas Fabbiano, who then sent Thiem to another quick exit by beating the No. 4 seed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on a day when four top-10 seeds in the bottom half of the bracket were upset.The two-time French Open runner-up said he was battling an illness leading into the tournament and said he was exhausted after two sets.“I’m far away from 100%,” Thiem said. “Like this, it’s very tough to win.”Tsitsipas was clear that his problems stemmed from the influence of Dumusois.“Well, it’s not very pleasant when you have the umpire give you warnings and time violations and coaching violations during a match,” Tsitsipas said. “It can affect your thinking. It can affect your decision-making.”By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare77 Shareslast_img read more

San Diego Council approves UCSD fire station

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 8, 2019 San Diego Council approves UCSD fire station Updated: 9:51 PMcenter_img January 8, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council voted unanimously, 9-0, in favor of building a new fire station at UC San Diego.The fire station is the first on the campus and will serve UCSD students, faculty, staff and the school’s surrounding neighborhoods. The station will be located in the campus’ northwest corner at the intersection of North Torrey Pines Road and Northpoint Driveway.“UC San Diego is pleased that the San Diego City Council has approved a fire station to be built on the campus,” UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K.Khosla said. “We look forward to working together with the City of San Diego on this vital project. UC San Diego is significantly growing its enrollment to make the university one of the nation’s premier residential campuses and it is critical that we address life safety issues as part of our growth.”More than 36,000 students currently live on UCSD’s campus, with the school planning to add another 20,000 student beds by 2022. According to city officials, the rapid campus growth has led to an increase in incidents in an area that is currently outside the area that existing fire stations can cover.According to UCSD and the city, the new fire station will include three fire apparatus vehicle bays, administrative offices, a kitchen and dining area, a training room, an exercise room and crew quarters. The 10,500-square-feet facility will accommodate 12 San Diego Fire Department crew members once built. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more