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first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Trading Howard Lake | 2 December 2004 | News There was a dispute about the amount of money too, with the charity giving back £200 less than the £1,400 claimed to have been left by Mr Parks.Age Concern England, which manages 138 shops, added: “all decisions related to this incident were taken by Age Concern East Cheshire and do not reflect national Age Concern policy. It must be treated as an isolated incident.” Charity shop hands back £1,200 to donor  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Age Concern East Cheshire has handed back £1,200 to a man who said he left it by mistake in a jacket which he donated to the charity’s Macclesfield shop.The charity returned the money after legal advice and a trustees’ meeting. It initially claimed that it now legally belonged to the charity and could not be returned. It also pointed out that the man, Michael Parks, “was initially unable to identify the wallet so staff were reluctant to hand over the money until they were sure he was the rightful owner.”However, the charity has suffered adverse publicity over the issue. Advertisement 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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first_img Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS An extra police enforcement period coinciding with the Labor Day weekend is underway and will continue through Monday, officials said.The extra enforcement period began Aug. 21, police said in a written statement. An even higher level of patrols will be fielded on Friday.“The dangers of drinking and driving are very real,” said Pasadena police Lt. Max Dahlstein. “That includes drugs that affect your ability to drive. Please be responsible and think of your family and friends before considering driving when you are not in a position to do so safely.”The effort is part of the national campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”“While less people are traveling, impaired driving continues to be a problem,” according to the police statement. “During the Fourth of July holiday, the [California Highway Patrol] made 738 arrests for DUI over a 54-hour period.”Alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, and over-the-counter medications have the potential to impair drivers, police added. Anyone who spots an intoxicated driver is urged to call 911.“Safety is paramount, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dahlstein said. “We are all in this together and want everyone to be as safe as possible when they are out. One way to do that is by not driving impaired.”Funding for the campaign is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Pasadena Police on the Hunt for Impaired Drivers Over Labor Day Weekend By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 2:26 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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first_imgThe 26-year-old is the third person to win it for a third time.He’s currently 3rd in the world rankings behind Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.last_img

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first_imgA win over Edgar extends Holloway’s winning streak at 145 pounds to 14 and adds another former champion to his resume. In three consecutive fights, Holloway battered and destroyed former lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis (at UFC 206) and former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo (at UFC 212, UFC 218). For “Blessed,” it’s not just about being the best at one weight class. It’s about being regarded as something higher and beating Edgar inches him closer to what he’s genuinely looking to do.”It does a lot,” Holloway said. “It gets me one step closer to being the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. I’m not trying to be the greatest featherweight of all time. I’m not trying to do that. I’m trying to be the greatest fighter of all time. To add Frankie’s name on my belt would be amazing.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFast forward to Saturday night and Edgar is in another championship fight and standing across the Octagon will be Holloway, as he puts his featherweight title on the line in the main event of UFC 240 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Never in his wildest dreams did Holloway ever imagine that one day he would be taking on someone he looked up to this immensely.”No, not at all,” Holloway told Sporting News. “He’s a legend. He’s the man. It was crazy that I watched this guy when he won his title. It’s like that old saying, ‘They are your idols until they become your rivals.’ And now we are here and main eventing a pay-per-view card against each other. It’s just crazy. I’m excited.”As Holloway (20-4-0) said, Edgar (23-6-1) is viewed as a legend in the sport. Edgar made three defenses of the lightweight belt totaling 687 days, which is the longest reign at 155 pounds in UFC history. Usually, the Toms River, N.J. native was the smallest man inside the cage, often coming in at around 160 pounds on fight night. Seeing he was at a disadvantage, Edgar dropped down to featherweight, where he’s 8-3 and fighting for the featherweight title now for the third time — still competing at a high level at 37. “He’s a great man, not only inside the cage but outside the cage as well,” Holloway said. “This is a guy who has a great story. He’s a straight-up guy, a family man and I respect him so much because of that. There are no stories like his that compete inside the Octagon. At the end of the day, this is a fight that really helps me. I’m trying to leave a legacy in the sport like him.”Even as the champion, Holloway is coming off a loss in a back-and-forth war with Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 in April in an interim lightweight title bout that was one of the best fights of 2019 thus far. The loss snapped his 13-fight winning streak.Holloway (20-4) watched the fight a couple of times. He knows what he did wrong, but doesn’t want to take anything away from Poirier’s performance, as he was the better man that night. “You got to take something from it,” Holloway admitted. “I look at the loss as a learning curve. It is what is. Right now, I can tell you a bunch of reasons of what went wrong and this and that, but I’m not a complainer. That’s not cool to Dustin. He won fair and square. He got the decision. At the end of the day, it is what it is. I just move on and love life. Sometimes fighting is like Chutes and Ladders — sometimes you got to slide on the slide to climb up a bigger ladder. And that’s what I’m going to do.”I’m not afraid of hard work,” he continued. “It took me 10 straight wins to get a title shot and it was an interim title shot that only happened because the main event on the card was a title shot and they got hurt.”One of the narratives heading into UFC 240 has been Edgar doesn’t deserve the shot at Holloway because he got knocked out by Brian Ortega at UFC 222 in March 2018 and only garnered one win (against Cub Swanson in April 2018) in the interim to get another crack at featherweight gold. Holloway has heard the talk. He feels Edgar deserves the opportunity and has a rebuttal for those who don’t agree with his assessment.”Some fans have said he should be fighting me. Some have said he shouldn’t get a fight with me. I’m not a matchmaker,” he countered. “This guy is a legend. His fights speak for themselves. He’s been dominant. I just can’t wait to get in there. I tell people this is the fight the UFC sent over to me. I see what people have been saying. The champion, though, doesn’t get to pick the fights. The UFC picks who I’ll face. They send me a contract and I just sign it.” A little less than seven years ago at UFC 150, Frankie Edgar was looking to regain the lightweight title from Benson Henderson in the headliner. Who kicked off the main card you might ask? None other than Max Holloway, who took on Justin Lawrence.The then-20-year-old began the pay-per-view, winning by second-round TKO. Edgar didn’t fare as well, losing a split decision that many felt should have gone his way.last_img read more

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first_imgDr David HindsAfter 1 year in officeAfter a year in Government, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government seems not to be very clear about its vision and plans for the wellbeing of the country.Political commentator, Dr David Hinds told Guyana Times that while it was not expected that the new Government would do “very big things” during its first year in office, one would expect that there should have been some indication of “intent”.Hinds was speaking to this publication on Wednesday, where he added his voice to the many critiques already made of the Administration’s performance during its first year in office.“I think in many regards, they might have fallen short in terms of signalling to the society, what they intend to do,” Hinds told this newspaper.He said the problem may have arisen because of the fact that the Government is a coalition, and it might have been a little difficult to get all the factions together, “but at the end of one year, one would expect that after a year, there would have been a larger vision.”“That for me is important. If I am making an indictment, or criticism, it is the fact there is no sense of the overall vision of where they want to take the country. That is something that needs to be challenged very soon.”According to Hinds, it is a known fact that the first 12 months of any new Government would be difficult.“This Government is coming into office after 23 years of rule by the other Government. So you’re talking about finding your feet and getting accustomed to Government. They are also coming to government with a lot of expectations and rightfully so, in 1992, after 28 years of the [People’s National Congress] PNC rule, they were coming to Government with the expectation of what the PPP would do. So after 23 years, there are also massive expectations of what this Government should do,” Hinds said.According to the political commentator, some credit must be given to Government for completing some basic projects; however, more could have been done.“We’re talking that they have cleaned up the country, cleaned up the city. They have delivered services and have staved off the challenge of Venezuela and generally there is some sort of political stability that has returned to Guyana… I think there has been a toning down of the political temperature”.Wages and salariesHe said however, that Government has not been forthcoming with its plans for various projects and promises made. One such is the promise of increases in wages and salaries for public servants. He said it is very worrying that after one year, there is no clarity about workers’ salaries and what raises they will get. He said this is something that should have been known within the first year of Government.CrimeAddressing the issue of crime, Hinds said, while the Guyana Police Force has made some recent headway in solving some cold cases, Guyanese generally are still fearful of the situation.He said while crime was inherited from the previous Administration, after a year, one cannot blame the other side for responsibility. He noted that while he applauds the tremendous initiatives taken to address the issue, the “fear of the criminal still stalks the land, because, while there are those who can defend themselves, there are still those who cannot. Consideration must be given to them,” he said.last_img read more

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first_img3 December 2009Improved healthcare, especially relating to HIV/Aids topped the agenda of a meeting between President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates.The Presidency said on Wednesday that Zuma and Gates discussed the need to scale up the prevention of HIV and Aids particularly following on the policy change made by the President on World Aids Day.Bold, life-changing policiesSpeaking at the commemoration of World Aids Day on Tuesday, Zuma announced bold and life-changing policies. He said that as of April 2010, HIV positive people, with a CD4 count of 350 or less, would now receive anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment.Zuma also said pregnant HIV positive women with a CD4 count of 350 or with symptoms, regardless of their CD4 count, will now have access to treatment. Pregnant women, not falling in this category but who are HIV positive, will be put on treatment at 14 weeks to protect the baby.“Amongst the issues discussed was the importance of the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, as well as the need to look at male circumcision as a means of prevention,” said the Presidency.Zuma noted that the issue was being looked into but highlighted that it needed to be communicated carefully to avoid giving an impression that circumcised males are immune to HIV.Pre-exposure ProphylaxisGates informed Zuma about Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, a new initiative which proposes to test everyone and start all those that are diagnosed with the virus on ARV’s regardless of their CD4 count.The two also discussed strengthening the management of HIV programmes, especially the use of global funds and introducing management/business approaches to HIV prevention programmes like the Gates Foundation run programmes in India.Gates also met with Motlanthe in his capacity as chairperson of the SA National Aids Council, to discuss specific matters related to South Africa’s HIV and Aids programme.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web Although Skype has not been fully restored for everyone, the company has updated its blog with an indication of what’s happening to cause such a widespread and lengthy outage in the VOIP service. According to spokesperson Peter Parkes, problems with the Skype network’s “supernodes” are responsible – something it may take several more hours to fix.As Parkes notes, “Skype isn’t a network like a conventional phone or IM network – instead, it relies on millions of individual connections between computers and phones to keep things up and running.” In other words, Skype uses a peer-to-peer, rather than a client-server model in order to connect callers. Some of these connections, says Parkes, operate as “supernodes” – “the phone directories for Skype.” And apparently a number of these supernodes failed this morning.This explanation certainly supports the cascading failures we reported earlier today, with Skype connections dropping from 21 million to around 1 million (by our accounts here at ReadWriteWeb as, like many remote workers, we scrambled for another communication tool).Parkes says that it may take hours for new supernodes to be readied, and even longer for other Skype features such as group video calling to be restored.last_img read more

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first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has added support for mesh networks, aimed at creating large-scale device networks for automation, sensor networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.It is another update focused on making Bluetooth a more viable option for IoT and many-to-many device communications. Previous updates have included extended range, increased speed, and better power management.See Also: Could LPWA trump 5G and Mesh for smart cities?“By adding support for mesh networking, the member community is continuing a long history of focused innovation to help new, up-and-coming markets flourish,” said Bluetooth SIG executive director, Mark Powell.“In the same way the connected device market experienced rapid growth after the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy, we believe mesh networking can play a vital role in helping early stage markets, such as building automation and wireless sensor networks, experience more rapid growth.”The group is looking at factory automation as one of the key areas where mesh networking would be applicable. It cites the technology’s reliable, scalable, and secure features as inherently useful for large networks, which require “industrial-level” performance.A new full stack approachIt also claims the group’s mesh networking provides a full stack approach for vendors, capable of running on every device from a low-level radio to a high-level application layer.“Within the building automation market, there is a growing focus on connected lighting and the role it can play as a platform for providing automation services throughout a facility,” said Szymon Slupik, CTO of Silvair and chairman of the mesh working group within the Bluetooth SIG.“A smart lighting platform built on top of Bluetooth mesh networking can also support asset tracking, point of interest, and way-finding services. These value-added capabilities are part of why we believe Bluetooth is an ideal technology for enabling a mesh network.”Even though there are already a few wireless networks trying to set the standard for mesh networking and IoT, Bluetooth sees its decades of experience as an advantage in winning over the industrial market.The mesh networking tools are available to developers from today. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#automation#Bluetooth#factory#industrial#IoT#mesh network#sensors Related Posts last_img read more

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first_img Need music for your projects? Check out our royalty free music library! Delivering your finished product is more customizable with Avid Media Composer 7.You’ve edited your footage, added in you audio and placed in your effects. Now it’s time to deliver the final product.To most, Avid Media Composer can be a very daunting program to navigate for the first time. But in the fifth installment of Avid’s 5 part video series series, Kevin P McAuliffe explains how to deliver your final product in the correct way. The video tutorial covers the following:Exporting audio for audio engineersCreating video mixdownChoosing the correct transcode settingsSetting media destinationsExport settingsDNX exporting‘Print to Tape’ exportingThis video is the final tutorial in the Getting Started with Media Composer video series (check out all the videos in the series below). If you are interested in learning more about MCP 7 visit AvidBlogs.com/post. Thanks for sharing Kevin and Avid! Lesson 1: Getting Started with AvidLesson 2: Avid Acquisition TutorialLesson 3: Avid Editing TutorialLesson 4: Avid Effects Tutoriallast_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Watford boss Sanchez Flores pleased with Capoue developmentby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is very impressed with the way Etienne Capoue has developed.The defensive midfielder is now club captain, and Flores believes that he is one of the senior members of the dressing room that others look up to.The two have a history, with Sanchez Flores coaching Capoue the last time that he was at Watford as manager.”He’s really mature now,” said the head coach to reporters about Capoue.”Three years ago he was an amazing player, a very good player and very important for us. “Three years later, he’s the captain right now, also he’s more mature, he’s able to take and to organise some of the players – for us he’s a very important player.” last_img read more

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