Timberland’s celebrity boots raise £10,000 for Barnardo’s

first_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. Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people Research / statistics  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Timberland has raised £10,000 for Barnardo’s in a celebrity boot auction held at Kensington Roof Gardens in London. Further celebrity boots are being auctioned online for the children’s charity.Twenty Timberland boots signed by celebrities were up for auction on the night. The most successful was The Duchess of York’s boot which was sold for £1,000.The public can now bid for a range of other celebrities’ boots from the likes of the Sugababes, Jordan, Michael Parkinson, Mariella Frostrup, and Saracens rugby club via an online auction at eBay, which runs from two weeks from 26 November 2004. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 November 2004 | News Timberland’s celebrity boots raise £10,000 for Barnardo’slast_img read more

Kenny’s YO-YO budget of handouts and theatrics!

first_imgNewsPoliticsRegional Kenny’s YO-YO budget of handouts and theatrics! by: – May 29, 2012 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share 34 Views   no discussions St. Lucia’s Prime Minister, Kenny Anthony. Photo credit: thevoiceslu.comThe estimates of revenue and expenditure as tabled on April 26th 2012 and crystallized on May 08th 2012 via the policy statement by the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony, is best illustrated as insulated and deficient in the market place of political and business vanguards.This annual exercise is yet another charade of political messaging and economic competence. But it will take credible judgment, political stability and an economic action plan of precision, towards a prudent course correction.In light of this, the 2012/2013 estimates of revenue and expenditure and policy statement is worrisome – in contrast to the complex problems of insurmountable and unplayable debt, increase poverty and record unemployment.As presented, the budget statement is a wild ride of public handouts coupled with the vulnerable nature of part-time, casual, low-pay, unskilled jobs, – will in very short order lead to economic starvation and structural imbalance.Both unemployment and slow economic growth will continue to restrict disbursements.There has to be a better way. Here’s what is at stake – what is happening and the possibilities.During the general election, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) promised better days, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, priority number one, and $100 million in one hundred days to jump start the economy. Five months later with a $1.457 billion budget, there is a sudden flip flop. Indeed there is an admission of the obvious that the King administration had a nice time. But equally so, this budget statement is insulated and deficient, because the point of origin begs the question. So whose economy and political well being is the yo-yo budget going to serve? The social reflection of Saint Lucia is a challenge. Its energy dependent structure, decrease investments (local and foreign), and its import/ export model requires substantive economic reformulation and orderly action, rather than antiquated rhetoric.Now, in order to grow socially and economically in an atmosphere of optimism, the wider population and, particularly, the middle class, needs to recover in tandem with a national development strategy.Therefore, the acronymic formulations (yep, big, nice, smiles, step, leap) of the estimates of revenue and expenditure and its carefully crafted macrocosmic political structure is not an alternative to diversify the economy and reach out to the wider population.This discomfort means that Saint Lucians will have insulated options as prescribed in the carefully crafted macrocosmic politically structured handouts. In light of this, more tax revenue is required and Saint Lucians will be required to work harder to pay more taxes, pay 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT), get fewer services and make do with less.Let’s discuss this further, with dynamic possibilities.To be physically fit you have to burn fat and build muscle. To attain fiscal prudence a simple equation is to reduce debt and build credit – then you can begin to have leverage. The Achilles heel is this. Family wages within the past fifteen years have not kept-up with inflation in order to cushion the increase in food and fuel prices. Meanwhile, government expenditure has leap by seven percent annually.The economy is averaging 21 percent youth unemployment, with a widening deficit of $254.4 million dollars; a budget shortfall of at least $40 million, with a population of 170,000 contributing to less that forty percent of the legal economy, in addition to the national debt of $2.2 billion. This is the resistance that the 2012/2013 budget needs to face- up to. And don’t expect that the value added tax (VAT), revenue is going to stop the hemorrhage. Which again begs the following questions from the yo – yo budget? Where is the fresh start to a smaller and smarter government? Where is the fresh start to a transformative solution?And, where is the substantial reduction in government operational cost and elective spending that the SLP talk and talk about for five years in opposition? Once again, this is an aberration from chatter to flip flops.And, given variable matrix formulations, the 2012/2013 estimates of revenue and expenditure and policy statement has not offered a formula for success and a road map for the future of Saint Lucia.One would have expected this budget statement to deliver strong resolve, display political courage and economic change for the future of Saint Lucia, but alas, this is not the case. In the main, it is incapable to advance the molecules of progressive thinkers, investors, social leaders and entrepreneurs. In conclusion, the advancement of Saint Lucia’s resource development (human and natural resources) is where the hope, opportunity and a prosperous future lie.The development of a future that is free and safe to explore solutions and implement change is critical for the future of Saint Lucia.Including the need for principle measurements to enable Saint Lucia to meet local and international targets, maintain social and economic stability, achieve economic growth and abide by the rule of law.In the coming years, government will be struggling to face itself from the careless promises made to public employees, labour unions, voters, creditors and the irreparable damage made by the King administration. This is sure to create a Pandora’s Box of mass disappointments and annoyance. This is a problem. It will cause suppression with the persistence of big government, free -spending and unplayable public debt.The creaming of tax payers must come to an end. Other aspects include the government’s lack of awareness and failure to remove cumbersome bureaucracy and to facilitate a discourse on market economics that would enable business -led initiatives to come to market quickly, enable economic diversification through small and medium size development (SME) that would help improve economic conditions.This would play right into the hands of business and investors, to build up cash flow and seek out local entrepreneurs to form public – private ventures in (SME) manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, infrastructure development, information and communication technology and build long term investment asset that boost market confidence.This is the better way to better days – not public handouts of tax revenue and theatrics.If not, there will likely be more disappointments among the youth, to whom jobs, jobs, jobs is paramount for the hope of securing a strong career and a bright future.And if I am not mistaken by the analysis of the 2012/2013 estimates of revenue and expenditure and policy statement, there are three symptoms to overcome.First, it suffers from an authenticity deficit. Second, it has a calculation problem and truly it is a liberal flip flop from better days to the historical discomfort that “the Saint Lucian people are no strangers to hardship.”Therefore, the reliance of Saint Lucia to provide for itself is at stake.By: Melanius Alphonselast_img read more

Mr. Danny Ray Rose

first_imgMr. Danny Ray Rose, age 60, of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on July 4, 1959, in Madison, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late, Floyd Ernest and Jean (Scudder) Rose. He was raised in Patriot, Indiana and was a 1977 graduate of Switzerland County High School. Danny was employed as a sandblaster for R Houston & Son in Harrison, Ohio, for over 26 years. He was a member of Union Local 741 of Lawrenceburg, Indiana for the past two years. Danny resided all of his life in the Patriot community. Danny enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, tinkering on cars and motorcycles, and spending time with his family and friends. Danny passed away at 10:10 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2019, in Florence, Indiana.Danny will be deeply missed by his daughter, Danielle Lee Rose and her companion, Cody of Tallahassee, FL; his step-son, Joshua Chase of Rising Sun, IN; his step-daughter, Kathryn Batchlor of Lawrenceburg, IN; his step-grandchildren, Tré Batchlor, Isiah Batchlor and Uryiah Beyer; his brothers, Dennis Rose of Patriot, IN, Dale Rose and his wife, Ruth of Patriot, IN and Dean Rose and his wife, Sheila of Harrison, IN; his nieces and nephews, Jaimie Oser, Jenna Felts, Dale Rose, Jr., Nick Knaus and Jordan Knaus; his great-nieces and great-nephews, Jaleigh Felts, Brody Carfield, Ava Knaus, Jake Knaus, Ryver Oser, Brooks Knaus and Teagan Oser.He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Ernest Rose, died June 17, 1986 and Jean (Scudder) Rose, died September 4, 2016 and his brother, Darren Lee Rose, died November 19, 2014.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Danny Ray Rose Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Ireland Set to Give Les Bleus Run for their Money

first_imgBut then Brady appeared, running onto a Wes Hoolahan cross to score and secure a 1-0 victory that took Martin O’Neill’s men through as one of the best third-placed sides.The win set Ireland up for a rematch with the French, seven years on from the infamous Thierry Henry handball that knocked the Irish out in a World Cup qualifying play-off.And Brady said the triumph, that followed a 1-0 win over world champions Germany in qualifying, should now stand Ireland in good stead.“We have managed to beat some of the best teams in the world. We know France are a top-class team and they have got some unbelievable players but if we can stick together and click we can hurt anybody,” said the Norwich City player, who would have merited his man of the match award even without his goal.“I don’t think we have anything to fear and I think we can go as far as we allow ourselves in this tournament.”For Ireland it was a first win in a competitive match against Italy since the 1994 World Cup and Brady’s heroics mean he – at the age of just 24 – has secured himself legendary status among Irish fans.“I can’t really explain the feeling. You hear people who have scored these types of goals saying that it is like an out of body experience and I was lucky enough to experience it tonight,” acknowledged the Dubliner.Ireland’s win in front of a sea of green in the Lille stands came after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sweden in their opening game and then suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Belgium.It also justified manager O’Neill’s decision to make four changes to his starting line-up, including completely changing his central defence, where Shane Duffy of Blackburn Rovers held his nerve brilliantly in his first competitive international.“You would’ve thought that Duffy was playing in his 35th international. He was terrific and so was the whole team,” said O’Neill.“There wasn’t a player out there in an Irish shirt who didn’t perform heroically.”O’Neill, who has enjoyed some great successes both as a player and a manager, labelled the victory as one of the finest of his career and joked that a last-16 tie with the French would be “easy”.“I really don’t want to think that this is the end for us. We need another performance like that to stand any chance and we have to find the energy again from somewhere,” said O’Neill, whose side will have had three days fewer than the French to prepare for Sunday’s match in Lyon.“This is tournament football. Players have come in and played their third game in nine days, but it’s the same for a lot of other sides.”Drawing France revives the memory of what happened when the countries met in that World Cup qualifying play-off in November 2009, when Henry’s handball set up William Gallas for the goal that eliminated Ireland and caused an international outcry.However, Robbie Keane, who scored for Ireland that night at the Stade de France, said he would not be dwelling on events of seven years past.“I will not think about that for one second because it was so long ago. Move on,” said the veteran striker.“This is why we play the game. We knew that if we got out of the group we’d be playing a top, top team and we’re playing the hosts so it’s going to be great.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Irish hero Robbie Brady insisted that the Republic of Ireland have nothing to fear in a Euro 2016 knockout tie against hosts France after his goal secured a famous win over Italy.Having to win Wednesday’s match to progress from Group E, Ireland looked to be heading out as they went into the final five minutes at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy with the game still goalless.last_img read more