AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: Fundraising ideas 181 total views, 1 views today 182 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Melanie May | 10 April 2017 | News Advertisement 365 chefs donate recipes for ChariTable Bookings cookbook A new recipe book from ChariTable Bookings will see a donation go to one of 7,500 UK charities with every sale.365 UK chefs and restaurants have donated their signature main dish recipes to ChariTable Bookings for the book, which lets buyers choose the charity the money goes to.The first edition publication of the ChariTable Bookings Signature Dish recipe book is full of recipes from chefs including John Williams at The Ritz, Marcus Wareing, Pierre Kofmann, Anton Mosimann, Sean Burbridge at The Ivy, Mickael Weiss at Quaglino’s, Tom Kerridge, Jamie Dobbin at The Groucho Club, and Albert Roux.ChariTable Booking’s 754-page hardback book can be bought via the ChariTable Bookings site and is selling for £40.00. This includes a £5 donation to a charity of the recipient’s choice from a list of over 7,500 UK registered charities.David Johnstone, CEO & founder of ChariTable Bookings, said:“We wanted to do something big, that hadn’t been attempted before, bringing together leading UK chefs and restaurants in support of thousands of charities. Each chef’s dish will not only brighten up your table but will help brighten up the lives of people who need our help and support.”ChariTable Bookings launched last year to benefit charities through restaurant bookings made via its site. Each time a customer books a table through ChariTable Bookings, they can choose one of over 7,500 UK registered charities, to which the restaurant will donate £1 for every diner in the party. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE ” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that several months ago when the City of Evansville put the Locust Street parking garage up for sale, the City County Observer literally ridiculed the asking price and the appraisal that they used to establish the price of $1.3 Million?…we even opined that given the number of spaces and the rate with a historical occupancy of less than 50% that the value would be somewhere between ZERO and $500,000 and unless there was a specific benefit to a buyer that the value as an investment is negative?…they finally sold the parking garage and the CCO analysis has been validated by the sale price that was actually gotten?IS IT TRUE that to build a 500 place parking garage would cost roughly $10,000,000 but this one is under contract for a paltry $250,000 and the City of Evansville is lucky to get that?…the buyer is Evansville Health Realty that wants to control parking for the new Indiana University Medical School that the City ponied up more than $50 million to get?…the deal also will allow parking in the tower after hours and for Ford Center events?…delusion met reality when a deal got done and the reality is that parking towers in downtown Evansville are not even a remote case for private investment?…when it comes to building one for $10 Million that is about as big of a pipe dream as attracting an NBA team and an NHL franchise to the Ford Center?IS IT TRUE the former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA predicted three years ago that starting in 2018 the City of Evansville will be experiencing a major budget meltdown? …that John Friend, CPA also predicts that the 2019 and 2020 City of Evansville budget shall be financial disasters? …he also predicted that the only ways the city can balance future budgets are increasing taxes, make major budget cuts and lay off employees?IS IT TRUE that community leader and highly successful businesswoman Amy Word-Smith will be running for the At-Large seat on the Evansville City Council in 2019 as a Democrat? ….that the former Democratic Vanderburgh County Commissioner Steve Melcher will be running for the At-Large City Council seat in 2019 as a Republican?IS IT TRUE it looks like the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party is once again becoming a pivotal force to reckon in local politics? …a good indication of the renewal of the local Democratic party is who is sponsoring an upcoming campaign fundraiser at KC’s Marina Pointe for County Commission candidate Jeff Hatfield? …the sponsors of this event are: Ben Shoulders, Mike Goebel, Paul Green, Ryan Hatfield, Stephanie Terry, Kathryn Martin, Dave Wedding, Eric Williams, Jonathan Weinzapfel, Rose Young, Jack McNeely, Bill Pedtke, Steve Lockyear, Scott Danks and Chuck Whobrey?IS IT TRUE that very little has been said on how much the City of Evansville paid towards the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey 2017-2018 team operating expenses? … were been told that some of the 2017-2018 Evansville Thunderbolts operating expenses may have been quietly added to the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Building Authority and ERC 2018 operating budgets?IS IT TRUE we hope that City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr will inform members of City Council on how much did it costs the taxpayers of Evansville to subsidized the Evansville Thunderbolts operating expenses during the 2017-2018 hockey season?IS IT TRUE that all eyes will be on the At-Large City Councilman and Finance Chairman Jonathan Weaver to see how he handle the 2019 City budget requests? …we’ve been told if he doesn’t encourage members of City Council to approve a balanced budget without raising taxes it could be the end of his political career?IS IT TRUE one of our readers has astutely pointed out that the “Mayor’s Drug Taskforce” to reduce the illegal use of drugs should be called the “Vanderburgh/Evansville Drug Taskforce?”IS IT TRUE that the reporting of open government activities took a major hit in 2018? …last year Mayor Winnecke recommended that City Council eliminate the funding of WINN TV from the 2018 city budget in which they complied? …the cutting of WINN TV from the city budget forced people to watch the live and unedited City Council meetings on their I-Phones and personal computers which turned out to be a major inconvenience which caused the viewer numbers to be drastically reduced?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Would you like to know how much did it cost the Evansville taxpayers to subsidize the Thunderbolt Hockey team during the 2017-2018 budget years?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmail
(CMC) – WEST Indies batsman Roston Chase says New Zealand’s strategy of short-pitched bowling in the recent Test series had not been a major issue for him but believes he can still improve significantly in that area of his game.The right-hander recently returned from the tour where West Indies suffered a 2-0 clean sweep, losing the first Test by an innings and 67 runs and the second by 240 runs – both inside four days.Left-arm pacers Neil Wagner and Trent Boult proved the undoing of the Windies, employing the short ball to good effect to rattle the visitors in both Tests.“It (rising delivery) was a bit challenging earlier on in my career and against Pakistan I had some issues with it; against England, I had some issues with it but I thought in the New Zealand series, the batting coach Toby Radford and I did a lot of work on it,” Chase told Barbados Today online newspaper.“We worked on different ways to play the delivery in order to get around it and it has helped me a lot. I feel a lot more comfortable playing it, even though I haven’t yet mastered it.”Chase managed just one half-century on the tour, 64 in the second innings of the final Test in Hamilton with the Windies set a world-record 444 for victory.Overall, he mustered 99 runs at an average of 24, representing the second series this year in foreign conditions where he struggled to get among the runs, following on from a dismal summer tour of England.In that three-Test tour Chase gathered a paltry 80 runs from six innings, but noted he had found the notorious English conditions challenging.“They always say in England your first tour is a tough tour and the ball was doing a bit more and much later than usual in my natural Caribbean conditions, so that was the main challenge for me with the bat,” said Chase.“So I think it was a learning experience for me there and my aim is to move forward.”He continued: “In New Zealand I wouldn’t say the conditions were as tough as in England but the ball was still doing a bit. Nothing that I haven’t seen before because I wasn’t out of form or anything like that; it’s just that I didn’t get runs.“I felt great at the wicket when I was batting but I just didn’t get big runs, even though I was thankful for the half-century in the last innings which give me a bit of confidence knowing I could score runs in foreign conditions.”His tournament-leading 403 runs at an average of 100.75 in the three-Test series against Pakistan in the Caribbean a few month ag was the highlight of Chase’s year.He plundered hundreds in the second Test in his native Barbados and in the final match in Dominica.That form led to his call-up to the one-day side, though he lasted a mere eight matches before being dropped after scoring only 68 runs in six innings.But with series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at home and then tours of India and Bangladesh to follow later in the year, Chase says he is intent on making his mark with heavy scoring.“I need to work on my batting, obviously my bowling as well, but I think next year seeing that I am more experienced now, I will be looking for a thousand runs next year,” said the 25-year-old.“I think that would be a good objective for me to reach. Also I would like to get back in the ODI team, and I will be working hard towards that next year.”
Congratulations Starkiller_ !Starkiller_’s contributions to his local geocaching community are well-established. Blort says, “Starkiller_ takes great effort to research local history to make interesting caches that teach and inform. He has a knack of finding information that often the people next door do not even know about their area. His CITO events are always well done, complete with a catered breakfast in the woods and lots of local politicians and VIP’s in attendance. Great press coverage follows that showcasing geocaching as a very positive hobby.”adh-yow says, “Whether it was the canoe-borne adventure associated with North Cassel, the incredible creativity of The Rocky Road or the learning opportunities he’s offered through his many South Nation Conservation caches, his time and effort to promote caching in Eastern Ontario has touched many visitors to this part of Canada. Many thanks Starkiller – you exemplify what geocaching can – and should be!”Did we mention that Starkiller_ hosts regular monthly workshops on different topics related to geocaching? If you’re in Eastern Ontario and you’re interesting in up-leveling your geocaching game, you’re probably going to want to find a seat at the table above. Don’t worry…there’s always room for more folks.waxwing454 says, “Starkiller_ is a great geocaching friend and is always helpful as far as advice goes. He’s encouraged me to hold my own event which would never have happened without his support and encouragement. The monthly events which are held in small town in Eastern Ontario attracts ‘cachers from far and wide since they know that besides being able to enjoy a good meal with great caching company, will learn something valuable at the workshop.”Starkiller_ will receive the very special Geocacher of the Month coin and a special prize package from Geocaching HQ, in recognition of his efforts.Send your kudos to Starkiller_ and our other December Geocacher of the Month Nominees. They’ve made the hobby we love a little more fun. 🙂 Geocachers of the world, earlier this month you read about the three outstanding geocaching teams nominated for December 2014’s Geocacher of the Month award. Spanning three countries and two continents, these folks are absolutely the cream of the geocaching crop…assuming there is such a thing.And the nominees are… The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month GeocoinShare with your Friends:More Ralph en Thomas is a geocaching duo out of the Netherlands whose creative cache hides are piling up with favorite points and include everything from beautifully crafted trackable hotels to spine-chilling night-caches.Geocaching team Ralph en Thomasseastar255 is a husband-and-wife team known for their above-and-beyond CITO events on the Space Coast of Florida. Their works helps keep the geocaching game board (earth) a clean and healthy place for all.The Seastars at their favorite zone.Starkiller_ geocaches out of Ontario and is an all-around awesome guy. His monthly geocaching workshops help people advance their geocaching game, and his work with local municipalities and conservation authorities has brought geocaching to places where it might not have been otherwise. Starkiller_, taking geocaching to new heights.The Featured Geocacher of the Month is named by a panel at Geocaching HQ, after reviewing community input and blog comments. It’s a difficult decision, giving the combined contributions of these folks to the geocaching community as a whole.After tallying the sentiment and reading the comments, Starkiller_ has been officially named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for December 2014. SharePrint RelatedDecember Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentJanuary 7, 2015In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”February 2015 Geocacher of the Month NomineesMarch 8, 2015In “Community”
Dear Salesperson Who Leaves Me “Check In” Messages,You called almost exactly 90 days ago to “check in.” You voice mail message said nothing about the value that you can create. There wasn’t even a hint as to why I might want to return your call. In fact, your message didn’t have any call to action at all. It just said that you wanted to “check in.”Your message said that you called to “see if anything has changed.” Lots of things have changed. I am busier than I have ever been. I have more responsibility than ever. I am under greater pressure to produce financial results, and I am now responsible for my division’s profit and loss statement. All this, and I am being asked to do more with fewer resources than I had when I was being asked to do less. That’s what changed.But wasn’t hasn’t changed is that I still don’t have time for salespeople that aren’t going to create value for my company and me. I still don’t have time for time-wasters that don’t have real ideas about how they can help me produce better results. I still don’t need vendors that sell whatever it is you sell.I do still need proactive, resourceful sales professionals that can help me deliver on the commitments I have to my company and to our clients. I still need a strategic partner that can do some of my thinking for me, helping me to make the biggest difference I can for my company. I still need someone who is willing to do the heavy lifting of learning how to move my organization forward with me, someone who will help me build consensus around a real change initiative.What’s changed is that my job is tougher than ever. What hasn’t changed is that I still only have time for real value creators.But there are two other things that haven’t changed: your approach and my unwillingness to give you my time.Thanks,Your Dream ClientQuestionsHow do your check in calls create value for your dream clients?How can you change your calls and emails to make them value creating for the receiver?In what way does your approach indicate that you are someone who can really make a difference?How does your message differentiate you and define you as a value creator?
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license This week’s cyber attack on Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro is a sign of the growing threat facing firms within the maritime and ocean industries, according to Per Martin Tanggaard, Director of Nor-Shipping.On Monday, Norsk Hydro computer systems were initially hit by the comparatively new LockerGoga virus. It then spread through the firm’s network encrypting files.As a result, the company, which employs some 36,000 people in 40 countries, was forced to halt production in several plants, switching to increased manual operations to bypass problems connecting to its production systems. LockerGoga works by demanding payment for the decryption of infected files.“This is yet another wake up call for industry, and particularly for the maritime segment,” Tanggaard commented.“Shipping has been comparatively slow to join the digital revolution, but now that it has developments are moving fast, with ever increasing automation, connected operations and the move towards autonomy. It is absolutely essential that firms don’t just see the opportunities inherent here, but also the threats,” he pointed out.Tanggaard further said that shipping and ocean industry firms — which have large and expensive assets, infrastructure and cargoes — should have strategies to counter risk. He also mentioned cyber attacks that happened in the past two years, involving companies such as Maersk, COSCO, Austal as well as ports such as San Diego and Barcelona.“Cyber security should be top of the agenda for all businesses, big and small. If a company with Norsk Hydro’s resources, expertise and systems is susceptible to attack, then everybody is. Be aware,” Nor-Shipping’s Director warned.In June, Nor-Shipping is organizing Ocean Leadership Conference which will tackle issues including the evolving threat landscape and devising effective cyber strategies. The conference will be held in the Thon Hotel Arena Lillestrøm, Norway, as part of Nor-Shipping 2019, a maritime event attracting key industry players.
Since 2008, over $1.2 million raised from t-shirt sales have gone to anti-bullying programs throughout the province including Boys & Girls Clubs, Red Cross RespectED Violence Prevention Program and Kids Help Phone.“We like to put the funds that are raised back into the community,” said NPSS Vice-Principal Jason Gill. “Whether it be the Women’s Resource Society or the shelters. It also goes towards the cost of the t-shirts for the school.”Gill and Petrucci were in agreement, that there has been a significant drop in bullying face-to-face and cyberbullying in schools over the last couple of years because of events such as Pink Shirt Day. T-shirts for Pink Shirt Day. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff. Students looking at purchasing a pink t-shirt. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff. To report bullying you can visit:www.erasebullying.ca FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School held a Pink Shirt Day in partnership with the province today for Anti-Bullying Awareness.Pink Shirt Day was started by two students in Nova Scotia. The two teens got the idea after seeing a grade 9 student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They distributed pink shirts to all the boys in their school as a protest.“I like to support the event,” said Grade 11 student Marco Petrucci. “I try to purchase t-shirts and wristbands every year since it’s been around since I was in elementary school.”
Tafraout- Newly-converted Arnoud van Doorn, a former anti-Islam film producer and a member of the Dutch right-wing Freedom Party, performed a pilgrimage to Mecca this year. Upon embracing Islam, Arnoud indicated that he intends to produce a film in order to defend Islam and the prophet Mohamed.Arnoud has stated that he experienced a number of enjoyable, spiritual, and uplifting moments during his recent pilgrimage to Mecca. He also reportedly shed some tears of repentance and glee, according to Okaz outlets. “Islam has filled the emotional void I have long desperately felt. I missed many things before I converted to Islam,” Arnoud was quoted by Okaz as saying. “My previous life was futile and aimless.”” Now with Islam, many things have changed in my life,” he added. Arnoud decided to perform the pilgrimage to seek repentance and implore Allah for forgiveness and absolution , reported the Yahoo news website.During his previous visit to the Holy Land, he performed “Oumra” and acquainted himself more closely with the rituals of Islam. “I find tranquility inside my heart when I am near the Prophet Mohamed’s tomb,” he said.Since he embraced Islam, he has been curious to read and learn a great deal about Islam, the religion of peace.Despite the fact that Arnoud’s political party was infamous for attempting to tarnish the image of Islam and Muslims, the new convert has surprised many by his relentless new dedication to supporting the religion.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed