UK school children get more pocket money

first_imgUK school children get more pocket money Howard Lake | 16 January 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Charities with schools fundraising programmes should be encouraged to learn that children aged between 10 to 13, or “tweenagers” as some would call them, have more spare cash than their counterparts in any western European country.They get a weekly average of £7.58 in pocket money and payments for odd jobs. The average for western Europe as a whole is £4.79 a week.The figures come from market analysts Datamonitor. 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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Local Soroptimists Honor Deserving Women at ‘Live Your Dream’ Luncheon

first_imgGatherings Local Soroptimists Honor Deserving Women at ‘Live Your Dream’ Luncheon From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 28, 2016 | 11:32 am Community News 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. Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Soroptimist mission of helping women and girls was exemplified at its local chapter’s annual “Live Your Dream” luncheon, held on March 23rd at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena. At this event, the Altadena-Pasadena branch of Soroptimist International honored Donna Arnds with the Live Your Dream Award, Grace Rickert with the Violet Richardson Award, and Linda Offray with the Ruby Award. “This award luncheon represents the signature program of Soroptimist International,” said club Co-President Phyllis Howard.The Soroptimist Ruby Award acknowledges a woman who works to improve the lives of women and girls via her personal or professional activities. This year’s award was given to Linda Offray, who founded Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center in 2000. The center provides assistance to abused women in the Altadena and Pasadena area, and offers services that include crisis counseling, support groups, legal services, youth violence prevention education, and professional training. “Receiving this award was such a pleasant surprise,” Linda remarked, who left a job with the City of Pasadena to devote her career to helping victims of domestic violence. The Soroptimists gave Shepherd’s Door a monetary award to help support its work in the community.The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young high school women for demonstrating leadership by identifying a vital issue in their community, and addressing it through their volunteer efforts. This year’s award was given to 18-year-old Grace Rickert of La Canada, who taught a sewing skills class at the Door of Hope, a local residence for women and children who are fleeing abusive relationships. Grace chose this volunteer project to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, and felt that her Sewing Skills Development Program would be an ideal way to teach valuable skills to her students. “I wanted to work with women at the Door of Hope who are victims of domestic violence,” she explained, “and sewing is a big part of my life. I wanted to share this passion with them.” Grace organized three fundraisers to raise money for materials and to purchase a permanent, portable sewing center so that the residents could continue to utilize their new skills after her project ended.The Live Your Dream Award assists women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment opportunities. These women are the primary source of financial support for their families, are often leaving an undesirable domestic situation, and are returning to school to better their lives. This year’s award was given to Donna Arnds, who left an abusive relationship and raised her two children alone with little or no child support. She began working for the Door of Hope and began her journey towards helping others make a difference. Donna began taking classes at UCLA in 2015, and has maintained an “A” average. Her two sons have graduated from high school, and it’s a good time for her to focus attention on her dream of completing her degree. Donna plans to create a new career helping other women achieve their goals. “At first, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to apply for this award,” said Donna. “However, I knew that I would be among friends if I did.” The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Grant will help offset Donna’s tuition and other expenses.The award recipients received proclamations from Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Assemblyman Chris Holden, State Senator Anthony Portantino, and Congresswoman Judy Chu. Each of the awardees also received stylish handbags from Soroptimist club member Hazel Salomon-Jimmy, the proprietor of Hazel’s Bagz. “I’m always proud to be a Soroptimist at this event,” Hazel stated. 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Texas governor issues executive orders on mass shootings

first_imgiStock(EL PASO, Texas) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed eight executives orders on Thursday in an effort to “better protect” residents amid calls for action in the wake of two deadly mass shootings there.Abbott, a Republican, said the orders would improve requirements for authorities when it comes to reporting suspicious individuals and make it easier for the public to identify potential mass shooters. The orders, however, do not deal with guns.“Texas must achieve several objectives to better protect our communities and our residents from mass shootings,” Abbott said in a statement Thursday. “One of those objectives is to marshal law enforcement resources to stop violent criminals before they commit mass murders. But more must be done.”“I will continue to work expeditiously with the legislature on laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals, while safeguarding the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans,” he added.The announcement comes as the state works to recover from two mass shootings that claimed the lives of 29 people and wounded dozens more.A gunman targeted Mexicans at a Walmart in El Paso on Aug. 3, killing 22 people. Then, another shooter killed seven and injured nearly two dozen others in Odessa on Saturday, just a day before looser firearm restrictions went into effect statewide.In the aftermath of both shootings, officials learned that the mother of the El Paso gunman had expressed concerns to law enforcement about her son, the governor’s office noted in a statement announcing the orders. In Odessa, the killer had called both local and federal authorities prior to his shooting spree.“Today’s directives by the governor will help close the information gaps when suspicion of a potential mass shooter arises,” the office said in a statement. “While these executive orders will enhance law enforcement’s ability to respond and prevent these shootings, legislative solutions are still needed.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Zlatni rat beach got its own website

first_imgPlaža Zlatni Rat je simbol i zaštitni znak Hrvatske, a ponajviše otoka Brača tj. Bola. A sada je ovaj simbol dobio i svoju vlastitu, dvojezičnu web stranicu kao prva plaža u Hrvatskoj, a možda i u Europi sa svojom web stranicom – www.zlatniratbol.com Most visitors come from Germany, followed by Slovenes, Czechs, Croats and Austrians. “Given the situation, we can be satisfied with the visit. Ne bude li većih poteškoća vezanih uz korona virus nadamo se koncem srpnja postići oko 70% prošlogodišnjeg posjeta, a od 24.7, uz već jednu postojeću, očekujemo i uvođenje druge katamaranske linije direktno za Bol. Važno je istaknuti da se pridržavamo svih epidemioloških mjera kako bi se naši gosti osjećali sigurno i ugodno” said the director of the Tourist Board of Bol, Mr. Markito Marinkovic. The special story of Zlatni rat is its natural phenomenon where the beach itself changes its shape and position depending on the wind that blows, waves and sea currents, which form the very top of the beach, which is constantly changing. Interestingly, measurements have shown that the Golden War is getting longer every year.  The aim of the website is to inform guests about the offer on the beach, provide various service information, beach etiquette, as well as real-time weather forecasts, but also the related offer of the destination Bol. center_img Tourist workers in Bol currently achieve about 50% of last year’s tourist traffic, and they hope to be at about 70% of last year’s visit by the end of July. Do Brača trenutno prometuje dvanaest dnevnih trajektnih linija Split – Supetar i jedna katamaranska linija Split – Bol, a dva puta tjedno (utorkom i subotom) Zagreb je povezan s Bračem avionskom linijom. Početkom kolovoza planira se uvođenje i avionske linije iz  Frankfurta do Brača, koja bi bila aktivna do 23.10. Cover photo: Oliver Sjöström, Pexels.com / Illustration: HrTurizam.hrlast_img read more

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Eric Dier signs a new five-year contract with Tottenham

first_img Dier, who was brought up in Portugal, signed from Sporting Lisbon for £4million in 2014. The 21-year-old’s extension runs until 2020. England under-21 international Eric Dier has signed a new contract at Tottenham, the Barclays Premier League club have announced . This season, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has deployed Dier to great effect in a defensive midfield role. Speaking ahead of the international break, Pochettino revealed he had high hopes for Dier’s development. “He has played well in midfield and was comfortable in that position. Eric’s skill is he can play in different positions in the pitch,” the Argentinian coach said. “Eric started last season as a full-back and scored in the first two games. He can also play at centre-back, and it is good for him because he is young and he improves a lot. When you play in different positions you add to your game and so gain better t ools to be a better player,” Tottenham also confirmed a work permit had now been granted for Heung-Min Son, the South Korea international forward, who joined at the end of August from Bayer Leverkusen. Dier has no doubts he remains at a club with a bright future. Speaking to Spurs TV, he said: “If you look at the training centre, the young squad, the new stadium coming through – the club is in a great place and as long as we stick together, everything is looking very exciting. “We have a young team, a core of young English players and young players in general and there is such a great future for the club.” Dier made 36 appearances last season and intends to continue his improvement. “I believe in myself and my quality, but I didn’t really know what to expect and I didn’t think I’d play that many games,” he added. “I said at the time I said try my best and see where it took me, and it has taken me here. “I was really happy with my first season but there is still a lot of work to do, I need to keep improving and I will keep on giving my best.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Florida Deploys 3 Field Hospitals, Medical Supplies to Fight COVID-19

first_imgFlorida health officials have announced they are deploying three field hospitals across the state in order to fight the coronavirus.Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said Tuesday night via email that one field hospital is currently being staged in Orlando, while the other two are being sent to Broward County and Ocala.The news comes as the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Florida rises to 314 cases, with six deaths reported.The third field hospital will be set up in Ocala, north of Orlando, and moved elsewhere as needed.Mobile COVID-19 testing is also being implemented in Broward, and the National Guard has been deployed to assist there.Moskowitz added that he is working with federal officials to determine whether the state can add U.S. Navy Mercy-class hospital ships at Florida’s ports.State officials also said they are responding quickly to cases being reported at assisted living communities in an attempt to prevent an outbreak similar to one that occurred at a Seattle-area nursing home, which has been linked to more than two dozen COVID-19 deaths.“If a cluster of confirmed cases were to be discovered in Florida, the department would move quickly to engage with and isolate any infected individuals to prevent further spread,” said Alberto Moscoso, the state health department’s spokesman.last_img read more

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Blatter FIFA ban remains as the former president loses appeal

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodLAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday.CAS ruled that Blatter had authorised payments to former European football boss Michel Platini worth over $2 million (£1.57 million) that amounted to “undue gifts” and therefore violated FIFA’s code of ethics.Blatter led FIFA for 17 years, resigning in June last year after several dozen football officials, including FIFA executive committee members and former members, had been indicted in the United States on graft charges, along with two sports marketing firms.The 80-year-old Swiss was not among those indicted, but became embroiled in scandal when he was banned from all football-related activity the following December by FIFA’s Ethics Committee along with Platini, then president of the European soccer body UEFA.The men were banned, initially for eight years, over a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($1.98 million) that FIFA made to Platini in 2011, with Blatter’s approval, for work done a decade earlier.The bans were reduced to six years by FIFA’s appeals committee in February.Both men denied wrongdoing and Blatter said the payment related to a verbal agreement between them.CAS said in a statement that its three-man panel had determined that Blatter “breached the FIFA code of ethics since the payment amounted to an undue gift as it had no contractual basis”.“The Panel further found that Mr Blatter unlawfully awarded contributions to Mr Platini under the FIFA Executive Committee retirement scheme which also amounted to an undue gifts,” said CAS.CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONSwiss prosecutors have also begun investigating Blatter on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds over the payment, which they describe as “disloyal”, though he has not been charged.And in September, FIFA’s Ethics Committee said it was investigating Blatter and two other former leading FIFA officials over the salaries and bonuses they had received while in office.At the same time, Swiss authorities are investigating whether bribes were paid on Blatter’s watch to help Russia and Qatar secure the right to host FIFA’s showpiece event, the four-yearly World Cup, awarded by the FIFA Executive Committee.Blatter, who must also pay a fine of 50 000 Swiss francs, said in a statement that he was not surprised by the CAS ruling.“The way the case progressed, no other verdict could be expected,” he said.“What I find incomprehensible is that the existence of the oral agreement between FIFA and Michel Platini is still steadfastly negated, in spite of my testimony to the contrary.”“I have experienced much in my 41 years in FIFA,” said Blatter, who joined FIFA as a development officer in 1975 and was initially stationed in Ethiopia.“I mostly learnt that you can win in sport, but you can also lose. In this sense, I have to accept this decision, although it is difficult to follow it.”CAS cut Platini’s ban to four years in May but said that Blatter had not requested a reduction.“Mr Blatter requested the annulment of the ban but did not request a reduced penalty,” it said. “In any event, the panel determined that the sanction imposed was not disproportionate.”last_img read more

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TS Melissa Fading in Atlantic, as South FL Deals with Rough Ocean Conditions

first_imgTropical Storm Melissa, which has been causing rough conditions along our coast during the weekend, is about to fade away.According to the National Hurricane Center, the 45-mph storm is weakening and is now expected to become a post-tropical remnant low by Sunday night or Monday.Melissa formed off New England as a subtropical storm on Friday, as thunderstorms surrounded the nor’easter that has been affecting people from New York to Boston.After becoming a tropical storm on Saturday, Melissa was moving east in the Atlantic Ocean, and away from North America.Northwest swells from the storm have combined with onshore winds to kick up our seas as high as nine feet during Sunday.According to our news partner, CBS12, large breaking waves, strong rip currents and beach erosion remain likely, and a small craft advisory is still in effect for boaters.In related news, the NHC says in its 2 p.m. Sunday advisory that a “vigorous” tropical wave with a 70 percent chance of development is moving off the African coast. The advisory states, “Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to show signs of organization, and environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for the development of a tropical depression during the next few days while the disturbance moves west-northwestward to northwestward over or just east of the Cabo Verde Islands.”Strong winds in the upper atmosphere are expected to prevent any further development of the system.Two other disturbances, one over the southwestern Caribbean Sea and the other in the central Atlantic, have a 20 percent chance of development.Upper-level high pressure will continue to bring South Florida mainly dry weather through the middle of the week. A slow-moving front and higher moisture will begin to increase our shower and storm chances by the end of the week.last_img read more

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England trio target world girls’ title

first_img Fuller (pictured below left) is the English U16 girls’ champion and runner-up in the Annika Invitational Europe. The world championship is played over 72 holes. Wardle competed last year and finished eighth.  Tags: Annabell Fuller, Bel Wardle, England Girl’s, Lily May Humphreys, World Junior Championships A trio of champions will represent England at the World Junior Girls’ Championship at Marshes Golf Club, Ottawa, Canada, from 24-29 September.  The players are Annabell Fuller, 15, (Roehampton, Surrey), Lily May Humphreys, 15, (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) and Bel Wardle, 17, (Prestbury, Cheshire), pictured top.  Humphreys (pictured below right) is the British girls’ champion, English women’s amateur champion and the girls’ winner of the European Young Masters.center_img Images copyright Leaderboard Photography Wardle is the English girls’ champion and the English women’s open stroke play champion.  4 Sep 2017 England trio target world girls’ title last_img read more

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Undefeated Greensburg Central Catholic beats East Allegheny by a whisker

first_imgby Smokin’ Jim FrazierFor New Pittsburgh Courier In boxing they say to beat the champ you have to knock him out. East Allegheny (5-3) had Greensburg Central Catholic (8-0), the defending WPIAL champions, on the ropes but failed to deliver the fatal dagger.The Wildcats weren’t very hospitable as senior night hosts to the visiting Centurions in the first half of their Interstate Conference showdown Friday night.Greensburg Central Catholic was seeking their fourth shutout in eight games, but found themselves down 13-0 early in the first quarter. East Allegheny  jumped out to a 6-0 lead when quarterback Jody Harris threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Adair. Harris, who rushed for over 100 yards and passed for over 100 yards, extended the Wildcats first quarter lead to 13-0 when he threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Deonte Allen.The Wildcats gladly accepted five turnover gifts from GCC and two personal fouls in one of the hardest hitting games ever in the WPIAL, a contest that knocked four Centurions players out of the game because of injuries.The NFL’s stance against helmet-to-helmet hits did not trickle down to Churchman Stadium. GCC star fullback Justin Kemp­ka took a vicious hit from the Wildcats defense and had to be helped off the field with a concussion.Late in the second quarter it looked as if the battle-worn GCC soldiers would falter, but they dug down deep and behind quarterback Terrence Stepoli and refused to surrender.Terrance, a 6-4 African-American quarterback, was a three-year starter at quarterback for Monessen, before he and his 6-6 brother Josh transferred to GCC. PIAA rules state that student-athletes who transfer for what is determined to be athletic intent cannot join their team for one year. However, after principals Don Favero of Greensburg Central and Randall Marino of Monessen both signed off on the transfers, the WPIAL granted immediate eligibility.Stepoli is the WPIAL’s version of “Slash.” He is the team captain and runs the Wildcat offense. Stepoli plays quarterback, running back, wide receiver and is one of the top linebackers in the state.East Allegheny held a closer-than-comfortable 13-6 lead at the half after Stepoli passed for an 11-yard touchdown to Romulus Marino with only 40 seconds left.As East Allegheny speedster Jody Harris awaited the opening shotgun snap of the second half, one of his teammates shouted out, “Take it to the crib!”Harris, nearly took it to the crib. He broke up the middle and then used his speed to race down the left sideline for 70 yards down to the 10 yard line.The Centurions defense stiffened and the score remained 13-6 after another East Allegheny missed field goal.The score remained 13-6 late in the fourth quarter. Then, Greensburg Central Catholic started chipping away. Slowly but surely and methodically, the Centurions began to wear down the Wildcat defense. Running back Andy Biros outraced the Wildcats defense for a 51-yard touchdown with 4:03 remaining to give Greensburg Central Catholic a 14-13 lead.Stepoli and Biros combined for over 160 rushing yards.“The game never should have been this close. We kept killing ourselves with turnovers and penalties,” said Stepoli. “We got a whole bunch of playmakers on this team. We got me, Andy Biros, Justin Kemp­ka and our line just blows everything up. Our goal is to win another championship.”East Allegheny, on a night when they honored the 1970 conference championship team, had one last chance to knock off the champions. The Wildcats were on the move behind their star quarterback Harris who rushed for a game high 135 yards. But on fourth down Harris dropped back to pass and was sacked by 6-6 junior defensive-end Josh Stepoli.The Centurions were able to gangster the Wildcats and ruin the homecoming of the 1970 team and the seniors last home game.“We played these kids from Duquesne when we were single A,” said coach Muzzy Colosimo. “We always had a rivalry with the Duquesne kids.”With the closing of Duquesne High School back in 2007 they became a welcome addition to East Allegheny. The area still has a great feeder program. The Duquesne Little Dukes are one of the area’s top midget league football programs. East Allegheny, behind the Duquesne area players, was able to take the bacon to the crib twice. But Stepoli and GCC are going back to the “Big House”…Heinz Field.last_img read more

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