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Government minister visits Poptel

first_img  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 August 2002 | News Government minister visits Poptel Stephen Timms, the new Government Minister with briefs covering Social Enterprise, e-business and Corporate Social Responsibility has visited Poptel’s Manchester office in one of a series of visits for him to learn more about the practicalities involved in running social enterprises. Mr Timms thanked Poptel for contributing to the development of the Government’s recently-launched strategy to support co-operatives and other forms of social enterprise.Poptel believes that it is the only organisation that covers all three of Stephen Timms key briefs, e-Commerce, Social Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Appeal launched after elderly man assaulted in Strabane

first_img Appeal launched after elderly man assaulted in Strabane WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ By News Highland – July 26, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was assaulted in Strabane. The incident happened yesterday afternoon at around 4.30pm in the area of the Melvin Sports Complex in the town.It’s understood that three youths approached the man and assaulted him before running off and throwing away his hat.Police have described it as a terrible incident are urging anyone with information to contact the non emergency number 101. WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal patients wait over two years for Speech & Language TherapyNext articleCabinet meeting in Donegal needs to be of substance – Doherty News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Why there are fewer Gold Coast properties on the market

first_img MORE NEWS: Jaw-dropping asking price for vacant blocks Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) director John Newlands said there were several reasons people weren’t listing their houses.“People are holding on (to their homes) one, hoping the prices are going to go up more, two, it’s hard to get the finance again and three, I think the gap between what they’ve got and what they want is significant,” he said.“It makes it challenging in that agents are finding they don’t have the same stock levels to be able to offer clients.” The number of listings has plummeted across the Coast in the past year.House hunters struggling to find their dream home are not alone, with more than 3000 fewer properties on the market compared to a year ago.Latest CoreLogic data shows there were 26,152 Gold Coast properties listed in January 2019 while there were 22,519 last month – 3633 fewer than last year.Of those listings, 1474 were new to the market in January last year while 926 were listed last month. MORE NEWS: Where it will cost you $6000 a week in rent More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhen is the best time to sell or buy? Property cycles explained02:13 He said interstate investors were turning to the Gold Coast for property because it offered a better return than the banks were adding further pressure to the market. Prospective buyers looking for property under $400,000 had more options, Mr Newlands said, while those priced between $600,000 and $800,000 were much harder to come by.Industry experts say the short supply is ramping up competition for properties across the Coast, with prices surging and the number of days properties are spending on the market falling.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson told the Bulletin last week many people were also reluctant to sell their houses because they believed they wouldn’t find anywhere else to move to.last_img read more

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Inside Conditions…Chocolate covered attitudes

first_imgWhen ex-Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday, there was a collective sigh of relief in Pittsburgh as well as other cities that currently have NFL franchises.How dare any team, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, even contemplate giving a second chance to this incorrigible human being? AUBREY BRUCE Now the last time I checked, Mr. Vick had been released after serving his time. Doesn’t that fact alone suggest that the four or five public floggings still scheduled to be administered to him by the millions of holier-than-thou groups across the country be cancelled? Folks are even talking about mobilizing against Vick to insure that he does not play for the Eagles or any other NFL franchise. In my opinion, they had better mobilize and get a health care bill passed first.The Eagles showed some true nerve by signing Mr. Vick. I am sure that if Philadelphia would not have inked a deal with Vick, “Future Hall-of-Famer,” backup Eagles QB A.J. Feeley would have come in and taken them to at least the playoffs in the event that D. McNabb might have been injured. I know they have a bright young second stringer, so what! Coincidentally, it sometimes appears when Mr. Feeley is in the game, he has been in several dogfights and everyone had a dog but him.No, all the negative hoopla about the Steelers potentially signing Vick could not have been because of the color of his skin because as everyone knows, racism as we know it for all intents and purposes has bit the dust, yeah right.Pittsburgh should be proud of the racial and gender diversity of its athletic, scientific, corporate, artistic and socially trailblazing past. It should also be equally ashamed about the present lack of racial sensitivity and consciousness, in and out of the sports arena. America in general and Pittsburgh have always been proud of being able to offer a second chance to all individuals but in Michael Vick’s case, it seems that the only other chance that a significant percentage of Americans want to give him is another chance to sit and rot in a jail cell.What about the blood sport of hunting? Every autumn thousands of hunting licenses are issued in Pennsylvania and other states for sportsmen to go out and kill deer, bears and all sorts of game with the ultimate goal being to provide a piece for a trophy case. Where the heck is PETA when you really need them?Now let’s talk about the ultimate second chance. Pittsburgh is the city that basically ushered in the industrial revolution. In 1892, regional steelworkers took part in the one of the most serious and bloodiest labor strikes in U.S. history. The Homestead strike arose when Henry Clay Frick, an associate and partner of Carnegie’s, took over the leadership of Carnegie Steel while Andrew Carnegie was on a trip to Scotland. Mr. Frick made what he thought was a shrewd move while the big boy was gone. He attempted to cut the wages of the steel workers. The steelworkers at the Duquesne and Edgar Thompson Works joined the strike and shut their mills down in sympathy. Frick took extreme measures. He brought in thousands of strikebreakers. When he sent in 300 Pinkerton guards to protect the strikebreakers, a riot broke out, resulting in 10 deaths and thousands of injuries.When you look around Pittsburgh there are signs and buildings honoring Henry Clay Frick scattered across the landscape of the city. Now let’s see, there’s the Frick Building here, Frick Park there it’s almost as if this guy was some sort of saint. However, when the coin is flipped it has been said by a few folks that this Frick fellow was deeper than a can of Red Devil Lye.According to historical accounts shortly after the bloody Homestead strike of 1892, Frick was shot and stabbed by Alexander Berkman. Berkman shot and stabbed Frick and still couldn’t kill him. Frick died in 1919 leaving an estate valued at $120 million and that was in 1919! What would that fortune be worth today? Until last Thursday it was rumored that Mike Vick was very close to being the mayor of “brokeville.”Also, Monsieur Frick and his business practices caused hundreds of thousands of people to die of various illnesses as a result of being employed by the steel industry as well as the industries that were related to it. It was all about the money. Yet this man and some of the memories of him are honored by the same sanctimonious factions that seem to want to see Vick tarred and feathered.Pittsburghers complain when athletes like Michael Vick make millions but not when they flock to and support high school and college athletics where they don’t make a dime. However, Pittsburgh seems to be very naïve when it comes to auto and steel plants biting the dust when management can no longer afford to pay some folks and their relatives who barely had high school educations, $40 per hour just to clean windows on vehicles on an assembly line. At least Vick was forced to attend college for two years so that the crooked NCAA could get their share of the loot.PETA and their cronies hold vigils for dead dogs but how many people hold vigils to commemorate the deaths of the 10 people who died fighting just to make a decent wage for them to take care of their families. Are they gone and forgotten? We all deserve a second chance, even Michael Vick.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected])last_img read more

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Kootenay Whitecaps steal show at Seattle Showcase

first_img“The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing the watch,” said Bret Adams, Associate Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay program.”The development that the whitecaps coaching has given the players in the last 3 years is starting to show.”The Kootenay U16 squad finished the weekend tourney with three draws and one loss.The U17 squad finished the event unbeaten with two wins and two draws.The U18 Girls won twice, losing once and scoring a draw.The teams consist of players from Nelson, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Invermere, Grand forks, Fernie and Kimberley. To say female soccer in the Kootenays would be the understatement of the year.Three teams from the Kootenay Whitecaps program cooked with the big dogs during a showcase tournament over the weekend in Seattle, Wash.last_img read more

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Xherdan Shaqiri leaves it late to steal all three points in World Cup thriller

first_img 5 In the same week we saw Harry Kane denied two clear-cut penalties following a referee’s failure to look at VAR, more must be done by referees.HOW DOES THE TABLE LOOK? 5 Serbia went up the other end and should have been awarded a penalty when Mitrovic was clearly held by Stephan Lichsteiner and Fabian Schar.Having hit the frame of the goal earlier in the game, Stoke City man Shaqiri then raced through on goal to slot home and break Serbian hearts.STAR MANAs mentioned above, Newcastle United man Mitrovic was incredible on the night and deserved to be on the winning side tonight.Strong and powerful on the night, he bullied the Swiss defenders all night and was duly rewarded with an early goal.His link up play is exceptional and the way he occupies defenders is vital to the way Serbia play.MOMENT OF THE MATCHWhile Granit Xhaka’s strike was absolutely sensational and Xherdan Shaqiri could have scored one of the goals of the tournament so far had his shot not hit the bar, there is one moment which needs to addressed. 5 A late winner from Xherdan Shaqiri sealed all three points for Switzerland in a pulsating game in Kaliningrad. When Schar and Lichsteiner combined to haul down Mitrovic, it seemed inevitable referee Felix Brych would stop play and award a penalty.However, not only did he not do that, he failed to consult VAR.For all the complaints about the system, the assistant referees in their cosy van and full kit have tended to get the big decisions right.However, if they are not used by referees properly, the idea will never catch on. Schar and Lichsteiner combine to haul Mitrovic to the floor Shaqiri celebrates his late winner 5 Harry Kane was held inexplicably in the box on two occasions, but no penalties were awarded A great header from Mitrovic gave the Serbians an early lead 5 Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who was imperious on the night, scored a fabulous header inside five minutes after a great cross from Southampton man Dusan Tadic.But the Swiss grew in confidence in the game, stretching the ageing backline of their opponents to full effect in the second half.Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka hit a swerving, venomous first time shot from 20 yards to draw the sides level and leave the tie finely poised. All of the top three teams can still qualify, but Costa Rica are eliminatedlast_img read more

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Sophie Kanza plays her part in building a supportive, united and tolerant society

first_imgPhoto supplied by Sophie KanzaPlay Your Part ambassador, Sophie Kanza is the co-founder of the Sophie A. Kanza Foundation, which she runs with her sister Louise, with whom she migrated to South Africa from the Democratic Republic of Congo over 20 years ago. The Foundation is a fully self-funded, fundraiser and youth led organisation. It focuses on recruiting youth as volunteers to collect and distribute food, clothes and toiletries to those in need. Sophie hopes that by encouraging youth to go out and make a difference in other people’s lives, she is playing her part in building a supportive, united and tolerant society.Through the Foundation, Sophie uses Pan-Africanism to spread love, unity, peace and tolerance in a number of youth volunteerism projects. The Foundation’s volunteers are made up of mostly Congolese and South African youth. Other African nationals also participating are from other countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Gabon and Malawi.In efforts to encourage love, unity, peace and tolerance, the Sophie A. Kanza Foundation created a social awareness campaign called ‘#Singabantu – We Are Human’ to challenge the negative stereotypes of foreign nationals living in South Africa. Out of this campaign came a short film of the same name. The film was shot in the remains of a Rosettenville house burnt to the ground during service delivery protests that turned into a nationwide wave of attacks  believed to have been driven by xenophobia. The film has, since its launch on Africa Day 2017 (25 May 2017) won the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Plural Plus Award and been nominated at the Soeul Film Festival South Korea, which took place in May 2018 and the Africa Film Festival NYC USA which is in  August 2018.For more information on the Sophie A. Kanza Foundation, follow @SophieKanza on Twitter.last_img read more

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Geocaching.com Spoiler Alert: Odyssey at Juanita Beach

first_img[This video was shot with cache owner permission][vsw id=”GntgYmCMouI” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch this Geocaching.com Spoiler Alert video to unlock creative geocache ideas. Odyssey at Jaunita Beach (GC3AQR4) at difficulty 5, terrain 1.5Click on the image to watch this Geocaching.com Spoiler Alertrequires no tools, but does require a unique perspective. Cachers logging this find also discover local wildlife like Blue Heron.  One cacher who found ‘Odyssey at Jaunita Beach’ logged, “Awesome!! 20 minutes into our first shot at it, we hit the jackpot. The credit goes to Tami, who took a ‘hands-off, take everything in’ approach and used her logic to narrow it down and make the find. This is one of the top five, most well crafted containers I’ve ever seen. My hat’s off to you!”Subscribe to the Official Geocaching.com YouTube channel for the latest tips and tricks in geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Spoiler Alert – The Air of Your WaysJuly 12, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching.com Spoiler Alert: Schrader’s Ode to DayspringAugust 12, 2012In “Deutsch”Geocaching.com Presents: “First to Find”October 6, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

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29 held for torturing 6 men on witchcraft suspicion

first_imgAs many as 29 residents, including 22 women, of Gopapur village under Khallikote police station in Odisha’s Ganjam district were arrested on Tuesday night for their alleged involvement in torture of six persons, aged between 55 and 65 years, over suspicion of witchcraft.The arrested persons claimed the victims were witchcraft practitioners who were responsible for diseases and deaths in Gopapur.“On the night of September 30, eight teeth of each victim were uprooted and they were forced to eat human excreta. They were also beaten up and forcibly restrained at a community hall in the village,” said Sub-Divisional Police Officer Utkal Keshari Dash. On October 1, after receiving information about the incident, a police team reached the village to rescue the victims but faced stiff opposition from the villagers who threw chilli powder and stones at them.“The police managed to rescue the victims and admitted them to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. Later, the accused persons were rounded up and arrested,” said inspector-in-charge of Khallikote police station Satyaranjan Pradhan.Tensions gripped Gopapur two weeks ago after some villagers suddenly fell sick and three of them died. The villagers alleged some sorcery practitioners were causing the ailments and deaths. On September 28, more persons fell ill and the villagers started collecting money to call up a sorcerer to identify the alleged witchcraft practitioners. The same day, the Ganjam district administration and the police tried to intervene and make the villagers see reason.Medical teamOn September 30, a medical team from MKCG Medical College and Hospital reached the village to take blood samples of the inhabitants for tests and treat the sick. But these measures failed to convince the villagers who rounded up the six victims, based on details given by the sorcerer, and tortured them. The victims were all men in their late 50s and 60s.last_img read more

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