Do not be surprised of the traditional three of Leinster, Munster and the Ospreys usurp Glasgow Warriors and the Scarlets to climb into the playoffs places.Neck on the block: It’s hard to see past Ulster. They have been building towards something big in the last few years and the Pro12 title should be tucked away in the trophy cabinet at Ravenhill in May.Heineken CupThere is so much emotion here. So much history. So much talent. So much pressure.Taxingly, Harlequins really are competing on all fronts and they have a genuine chance in the Heineken Cup. As do Toulon, Clermont Auvergne and Ulster. Leicester put themselves in the frame because they have more bouncebackability than Flubber wrapped in rubber bands, but my gut is saying one of Clermont or Ulster will stand up and do it this time.Neck on the block: The head has a feeling Clermont will edge it.New blue generation: Maxime MachenaudSix NationsWe can rule out Italy and Scotland right away, and I would thank you not to dwell too much on them. Ireland and Wales, too, for that matter.It is a straight shoot-out between England and France already. England have three home matches; France have the undeniable ability. Behind the scenes there is talk of a Scottish wooden spoon and the new generations of Irish and Welsh players, but it may remain behind those scenes.Scotland should scrape past Italy and Wales should be better than their last showings. Ireland will pick up a few wins and Italy will run at least one contender perilously close, but the smart money says it is down the big dogs, England and France.Neck on the block: It is likely that with the shake of the hips and a Gallic shrug Les Bleus will be first past the post. Just.Top 14The millionaire’s playthings at Toulon are leading the Top 14 charge. Toulouse have pedigree and another stellar squad. Clermont are also there. The current top three are impressive. In truth, the Top 14 may be the best league for the neutral and there are more familiar names in there than a game of Cluedo. It is rough, it is ready and boasts magnificent levels of skill and brutality. The big squads thrive because they can cope with casualties.Neck on the block: Toulon are finally going to live up to the pay packet. Cup holders: The Premiership race between Harlequins, Saracens and Leicester will go to the wireBy Alan DymockGET THE chopping block ready. Remove the ceremonial stretching-rings. It’s time to put my neck on the line.The season has, so far, provided very few genuine shocks. However, as all competitions enter the business end in a few months time, the increased impact of collisions and desperation in the faces of season-wearied professionals will ensure the edge of our seats will be as worn out as Emeli Sandé after her Olympics sing-athon.So how will it all pan out? Well, I’m not Back to the Future’s Biff, with a betting almanac from the future, but I’m ready to have a go…Aviva PremiershipThe Premiership is a three horse race. This much we already know.However, with Harlequins trying not to tear last year’s winning blueprint and Leicester Tigers wanting success so badly they may actually burst a collective blood vessel, do not be surprised if Saracens are the ones that hold their nerve.Sarries may not finish top of the league come playoff time, but they might just grind their way to another title.As for relegation: it looks like two flogged horses prone at the back of the field.London Welsh have hustled and shown a desire that has meant more than their modest quality and history combined. They should be safe. Yet, London Irish and Sale Sharks are both in deep doo-doo.Sale have as much day-to-day consistency as an amnesiac ‘traveller’, but they are willing to try anything to stay up. They have options, seemingly bottomless pockets and enough of a hairdryer to scare them into losing bonus points, at least.Irish, on the other hand, have defended woefully thus far. They look incapable of outscoring their opposition and may see themselves scored out of the Aviva Premiership.Neck on the block: Sarries to bring the Premiership back to the, er, Copthall Stadium.Stand up: Pienaar is a key player for UlsterRaboDirect Pro12Last year the Ospreys took the title. The season before that Munster won and Ospreys won it the year before that.It would seem that Leinster, the team who have impressed the most in the Heineken Cup in recent years, are due a Pro12 win. Yet they have been frantically treading water this term devoid of their returning star turns. They are just in touching distance of the playoffs, alongside those pesky Ospreys. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS France?s scrum half Maxime Machenaud (L) kicks the ball in front Australia’s lock Nathan Sharpe during the rugby union test match France vs Australia at the Stade de France on November 10, 2012 in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Intervention subcommittee completed a review of existing intervention programs, and outlined how that type of engagement can be enhanced. Next steps include reviewing juvenile arrest data and conducting joint meetings with community organizations and members.The Enforcement subcommittee analyzed law enforcement concerns regarding effective programs, identified strategies so law enforcement can mobilize with the community and how it can work with other agencies. Apopka Police Chief Mike McKinley serves on this committee, as does Captain Jerome Miller, another member of the Task Force, when McKinley must miss a meeting. Next steps include talking with mental health professionals to determine how law enforcement can best work with them.The Prosecution subcommittee identified strategies to build community trust and confidence. It also analyzed the prevalence of domestic violence and how this is overlaid in the mapping of violence and murder in the county. Next steps include looking at successful violence prevention programs that address these specific issues.For suggestions or feedback, email [email protected] or call 407-836-7370. To watch the full Dec. 9, 2020 meeting, visit ocfl.net/SafetyTaskForce.In addition, the Task Force is conducting an online crime survey, which can be accessed at ocfl.net/CrimeSurvey. You can also view the meetings and minutes for Orange County Citizens Safety Task Force Members and Subcommittees. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Orange County’s Citizens Safety Task Force meeting, with Apopka Police Chief Mike McKinley on left LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Antonio Cediel, Ph.D. helps lead the national LIVE FREE Campaign to end urban gun violence and mass incarceration. He presented on community-based violence intervention and cited how different community-based models have succeeded in reducing gun violence in specific cities.Randy B. Nelson, Ph.D., currently serves as the director of the Bethune-Cookman University Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program and Center for Law & Social Justice. Nelson presented on effective community engagement and discussed the impact of perception and how that can cause mistrust, ill will and fear.Task force members received updates from the four subcommittees focusing on prevention, intervention, enforcement and prosecution.The Prevention subcommittee has completed an assessment of youth needs and distribution of resources, especially in high violent crime rate areas, and also conducted a review of existing prevention programs and services. Next steps include identifying root causes for violent crimes for at-risk children and youth and identifying programs that provide effective alternatives to gang recruitment. TAGSApopka Police Chief Mike McKinleyCitizens Safety Task ForceCrimeOrange County GovernmentPreventionSubcommittees Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleFlorida gas prices sit at 10-month highs; see best Apopka gas prices Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Apopka Police Chief Mike McKinley and Captain Jerome Miller both participate in the Task Force, and serve as well on the Enforcement subcommittee. Myesha Murray of the Apopka Boys & Girls Club also serves on the Task Force, as does Rod Love, who serves as one of two co-chairs.From the Orange County NewsroomAfter seven shootings involving children under the age of 17 in the fall of 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings created a Citizens Safety Task Force aimed at reducing and preventing gun violence and violent crime in the community. The most recent task force meeting on December 9, 2020 included presentations by two nationally-recognized crime prevention experts. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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. Celebrities support the UK’s first Giving Tuesday In addition to over 600 charities and companies, celebrity supporters of charities are lending their support to the UK’s first Giving Tuesday campaign which takes place on 2 December.The campaign, part of a global day of charitable giving and support, encourages people to do at least one thing for a good cause, following the consumer hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.The campaign, spearheaded in the UK by Charities Aid Foundation and Blackbaud, is unusual in that it is devolved and open for any organisation and group to get involved with. So, small charities, voluntary groups or arts organisations can use the Giving Tuesday campaign and logo to promote support for their cause on the day.Not surprisingly, the celebrities are taking the opportunity of Giving Tuesday to promote the cause that they support, and invite others to join them. The #unselfie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One hallmark of Giving Tuesday is the #unselfie photo with the #GivingTuesday hashtag, in which an individual can express their support for a particular cause.Celebrities backing #GivingTuesdayDame Helen Mirren, Age UK ambassador“Age UK’s vision is for a world where everyone can love later life. I am proud to support the charity and their participation in the global #GivingTuesday campaign which celebrates and encourages people to support these great causes”.Michael Palin, long-term supporter of international disability charity Motivation“On my travels I’ve been to many countries where people with a physical disability are side-lined and ignored; very often seen as cursed and beyond hope. It’s heart-breaking to see a human being discarded like this, just left in a corner of a room without being able to offer any contribution. Motivation is working hard to change this. They don’t just give people the right wheelchairs, they provide training and support to the people who need it most.“It’s this personal touch that makes Motivation one of the most humanising, and one of the most inspired, charities I know. Please support them by making a donation on #GivingTuesday at motivation.org.uk. Everything you do to help Motivation means that somebody, somewhere, gets their life back.Dame Kelly Holmes, double Olympic Champion and founder of the Dame Kelly Holmes TrustIt is fantastic that my charity, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, is involved with #GivingTuesday. For me, the thing that gets me up in the morning is knowing the complete transformation young people go through when they are mentored by athletes on our programmes. From being out of work, training or education, with low self-esteem and feeling hopeless – to confident, happy individuals who are ready to get out there and be the best they can be.Joanne Froggatt, patron of Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, which supports sick and disabled children“I’m so pleased that Rosie’s Rainbow Fund has partnered with #GivingTuesday UK to encourage support for charitable giving – especially during the holiday season. Rosie’s Rainbow Fund was founded to fulfil Rosie Mayling’s wish to help sick and disabled children and raise money for the new children’s hospital in Oxford. Please join with us on 2 December to give your voice and support to charities like Rosie’s Rainbow Fund”.Lily Cole, founder of Impossible, a social giving network where people can make a wish and help grant other people’s wishes“A big part of the heartbeat of what we are doing with Impossible is simple – pointing out that giving is really receiving i.e. it makes you happy when you do!”Samantha Barks, singer and actress who supports Wateraid“Earlier this year I visited Madagascar with WaterAid where I spent time in a community living without access to safe, clean water or toilets. Thanks to the amazing generosity of WaterAid supporters, three months later WaterAid were able to install toilets and taps into the village transforming the lives of the community living there. I’ve seen for myself how fundraising or volunteering for a charity can help transform lives so please get involved this #GivingTuesday”. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity christmas Giving Tuesday Individual giving Howard Lake | 26 November 2014 | News 57 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Previous: Confusion Over Loan Terms, Foreclosure on Non-Borrowing Spouses Top List of Complaints to CFPB Next: Foreclosure Inventory Down Despite Rise in Starts Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 24, 2015 1,100 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic Mortgage Servicers SCRA Servicemembers Civil Relief Act The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Home / Daily Dose / CoreLogic Offers Solution to Help Make Mortgage Servicers More SCRA-Compliant Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago CoreLogic Offers Solution to Help Make Mortgage Servicers More SCRA-Compliant in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology In order to help mortgage servicers comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Irvine, California-based data and analytics firm CoreLogic has introduced a comprehensive suite of solutions.CoreLogic’s announcement comes just two weeks after five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers – JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, GMAC Mortgage, and BAC Home Loans Servicing – were penalized a combined total of $123 million by the U.S. Department of Justice over non-judicial foreclosures that violated the SCRA.President Obama announced an agreement in August 2014 between the White House and major mortgage servicers in which the servicers agreed to proactively identify and reach out to active-duty service member and inform them of the benefits available to them. CoreLogic’s new SCRA Compliance Products will help servicers identify and validate active-duty service members; notify, track, and report on benefits available to active-duty service members; and prepare for audits and other customized services, according to CoreLogic.Servicers agreed to search their portfolios for active service members once per quarter according to the August 2014 agreement. CoreLogic offers Verification of Military Status (VOMS) in order to achieve this; VOMS searches the U.S. Department of Defense database to verify required SCRA information such as active-duty periods, date of discharge if applicable, and future call-up to active duty notification.Once a client has been identified as an active-duty service member, CoreLogic’s suite of solutions can assist servicers with notifying those service members by using the Solutions Express Document Generation service, which will generate notices, send them to clients, and manage any responses. Then, in case the servicer missed or overlooked any active-duty service members in their portfolio, CoreLogic’s SCRA Audit Service will help identify them and assist them appropriately. CoreLogic Mortgage Servicers SCRA Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2015-02-24 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
Sales growth in the chilled quiche market was sluggish last year, with consumers put off by the product’s dated image and uninspiring flavours.The UK spent £140m on chilled quiche in the past year, but the category has only seen growth of 0.5% year-on-year (Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 20 March 2011).According to the Happy Egg Co, which has launched two new quiches made with free-range eggs in 600 Tesco Express stores, the market has historically suffered from being heavily promoted and has struggled to move with the times.“While there are some retail offerings that contain free-range eggs, our consumer research identified that this is often not clear to shoppers. “Shoppers who didn’t buy quiche also told us that their views of quiche remained largely stuck in the 1970s with the help yourself buffet, that mainstream flavours were uninspiring, and that the premium branded offerings were simply too expensive,” said Rob Newell, head of brands. “We’re looking to inject some fun and enthusiasm into what has become a rather innocuous product.” The first two products to be launched are Mature Cheddar and Maple-cured Bacon, and Smoked Salmon & Fresh Spinach. The 400g products retail for £2.79, while a 150g format is also available.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Just this week, the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that it was ending its decades long telethon.Good for them.Now, don’t misunderstand me. I have nothing but love and respect for the telethon. If you are raising money to fight terrible diseases, you have my support and wishes for God’s speed.I say “good for them,” though, because I’m sure the decision to end the telethon was difficult.The telethon was huge. It was an event. Think about Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin together on your television. Talk about must-watch TV…But as time moves forward, what was fresh can become stale. What was unique, loses its edge.So often, people cling to the past. If we do this, if we do that, if we keep searching – we’ll find that old magic. We’ll get the band back together! continue reading »
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As a result, delays to the 1.5MW mWave Pembrokeshire demo schedule are inevitable. However, Bombora also said it remains confident installation will be possible in the first half of 2021. Ronnie Bonnar is a former chairman of Scottish Renewables, and currently holds several non-executive directorships focused on renewable energy, including the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. “We are in unchartered territory and have to be realistic and accept that there will be delays to our project. Human Capital To remind, Bombora has recently appointed Ronnie Bonnar to its board of directors. Ocean energy company Bombora has delayed the deployment of its mWave demonstration device in Wales to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bombora has closed its European head office in Wales as well as its testing facility and assembly workshop. Bombora’s 1.5MW mWave project gets funding from the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government. Bombora welcomes former chairman of Scottish Renewables “The team are working from home, are fully contactable, and remain focussed on progressing the Pembrokeshire project and our follow up 3.0MW grid connected wave park project in Lanzarote.” Posted: 5 months ago The company is also developing a wave park in Lanzarote and further initiatives in the Canary Islands and globally. Categories: Bombora’s CEO, Dave Rigg, said: The company said that many suppliers had to shut temporarily. Posted: 5 months ago
Though COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and not transmitted by blood, USC Athletics and the Red Cross still had to take extra precautions to ensure that donors and health care workers alike were following public health protocol — whenever possible. Amid the pandemic, Welch said those procedures have been taken to another level. “There’s a number of new safety protocols that have been put into place for a few weeks now,” Welch said. “And that includes taking your temperature before entering the drive, screening for health symptoms — again, and that includes travel to coronavirus-risk countries … So there’s a number of safety protocols that are put into place to keep it a healthy and safe environment.” “Everyone in the building is wearing masks,” USC associate athletic director Hatcher Parnell said. “We have our six-foot social distancing at check in, everything [is] spread out pretty well. There’s still the close touch when [donors] get their screenings but other than that, everybody’s abiding by the social distancing and [wearing] masks and gloves and [doing] everything that we’re supposed to be doing.” “We heard USC had a great space to hold a blood drive that would support social distancing, allow us to put the donor beds appropriately spaced apart, waiting areas, etc.,” Welch said. “So we appreciate the support of USC in opening their doors to provide the space and support a type of a blood drive where we can still put into place those safety protocols while still collecting blood in a great environment.” Galen Center’s court was packed for the first time in nearly a month Tuesday, but not for the usual reasons. Donors showed up in droves for a blood drive that ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by USC Athletics and the American Red Cross. Welch said that in a usual blood drive, the Red Cross takes several measures to ensure proper sanitation and safety such as disinfecting equipment, using facemasks, wiping down surfaces that have been touched by donors and changing out gloves frequently. Social distancing measures were implemented to keep staff and donors safe at USC Galen Center. (Photo courtesy of Christine Welch / American Red Cross) Welch said that the partnership between the Red Cross and USC Athletics had been facilitated through the Red Cross L.A. humanitarian services branch of the organization. “We had a great turnout,” Welch said. “Thank you to the Trojan community and the Southern California community for coming out and rolling up a sleeve to donate and help save lives.” “It’s something near and dear to our president [Carol Folt] and to my senior staff here in athletics,” Parnell said of assisting the surrounding community. “It’s one of those things that we’re really passionate about — helping the community — and in this time of need and the Red Cross needs blood, it’s the right thing to do and we’re here to assist whenever we can help save lives.” Hatcher said the athletic department values helping the local community and that partnering with the Red Cross for the blood drive was a great way to do so. Athletic director Mike Bohn called it “the most important game of the year” in a statement announcing the drive on April 3, and the big screen at Galen Center during the drive portrayed that message as well. Parnell said he hopes the event will spur businesses and other universities to follow USC’s footsteps amid the pandemic. American Red Cross external communications manager Christine Welch said that the blood could be donated to sickle cell patients, patients with bloodborne cancers, accident victims and patients undergoing organ transplants. The drive came less than a month after the Red Cross declared severe blood shortages in the Los Angeles area due to blood drive cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “USC likes to be a leader in the community,” Parnell said. “And this blood drive kind of helps us do that. So, hopefully, other institutions, other companies, etc. see this and if the Red Cross comes a-knocking, hopefully they can step up as well.”
“(White Rock) had kicked our butts in pool play and that outcome certainly had our attention. We played like we had something to prove (to ourselves). This was one of our steadiest matches in the tournament.”Mount Sentinel concluded the round robin draw with a 2-1 record.The Cats then escaped the opening round of the playoffs against Kootenay rival Fernie to win in three games.”We were lucky to escape with a win in the 1st play-off round . . . we were down 0-2 to Fernie and found a way to win the next 3, including 15-13 in the fifth,” he said.”The best description was that the fear of losing prevailed for the most part.”In quarterfinal round action, the young Wildcats gained some much needed experience for future years during a 3-0 best-of-five loss.”Although we lost 3 – 0, we played well,” Moreira said.”We had beaten Cedar Christian in the same round last year and they were determined to “pay back!”. They did and congrats to them.”Mount Sentinel then disposed of Richmond Christian 2-0 in a very easy match before the final encounter against White Rock.The tournament site shifts to Immaculata for 2014 before Mount Sentinel, with a graduating group of Grade 12s, hosts the championships in 2015.No doubt this team volleyball players will be well-seasoned by then to challenge the province. A very gifted, but young, Mount Sentinel Wildcats team finished fifth overall at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday in Duncan giving the fans a tasted of better things ahead.The Cats rallied from an earlier tournament defeated to put some hurt on the White Rock Christian Warriors 2-0 in consolation round action.Mount Sentinel won 25-19, 25-22.”We went into tournament seeded fourth, so fifth is satisfying,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.In 2012, the Wildcats won the bronze medal.Kelowna Christian defeated crosstown rival Immaculata 3-1 in the final to repeat as Single-A Girl’s champs.The match against White Rock allowed the Kootenay Zone Champs to get a little payback for an earlier round robin loss.”I guess it was our turn to pay back,” Moreira explained.