Yorkshire ovarian cancer charity raises over £120,000 at glittering ball

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 20 June 2008 | News 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: Events This second Hope Ball was a huge success once again with the Yorkshire based Hope Trust committee raising more than £120,000 in aid of ovarian cancer research and treatment in one night alone. Together with last year’s fundraising the total raised by The Hope Trust in two years is £290,000.Nearly 500 guests attended the glittering ball at Rudding Park in North Yorkshire. This year’s theme was Geisha style complete with glowing lanterns, ribbon dancers, operatic performers and a fortune cookie game to win a stunning pearl and diamond necklace. A series of money can’t buy auction items set pulses racing and bidders gave generously to the charity’s cause.Gordons LLP, Coutts and Co and KPMG were headline sponsors for the occasion that was hosted by Yorkshire’s very own Linda Barker. 80s legend Alexander O’Neal had guests dancing to his old classics until the early hours.The success of The Hope Ball means that considerable financial aid can be given to The Hope Trust’s beneficiaries. Ninety percent of the funds raised goes to national charity, The Eve Appeal which supports a world leading programme dedicated to funding research into the early detection, prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer. The remaining ten percent of funds is donated equally between the Oncology Research Trust Fund and Haematology, Oncology Day Unit Trust Fund both at Airedale General Hospital, West Yorkshire.The Hope Trust was set up after the mother of one member was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. The committee of five Yorkshire business women have dedicated considerable time and effort to deliver a number of unique and memorable occasions that can ultimately generate annual support and more importantly create a platform to raise better awareness about the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer.Currently the recognition of symptoms is alarmingly low and has led to the disease being dubbed ‘the silent killer’. Often mistaken for non fatal illnesses such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and diagnosed too late for effective treatment, ovarian cancer is the most common and most fatal of gynaecological cancers in the UK claiming the lives of 5,000 (71%) of the 7,000 women diagnosed each year. It kills more women than cervical and uterine cancer combined but symptoms are subtle, hard to spot and there is no reliable screening method. When detected in its most advanced stage, around 85 per cent of women will die. With early detection, around 95 per cent can survive.The Hope Trust has announced plans for a series of further fundraising events. For further information about booking tickets, sponsorship opportunities and donating prizes or simply to make a donation to The Hope Trust please contact 0113 394 7970.www.thehopetrust.org.ukEndsFor further media information please contact:Louise French/ Dee GoldstrawFrench PRT: 0113 2424999E: [email protected]: [email protected] to Editors:The Trustees: Kirstyn Pollard, Lucy Meredith, Eleanor Richardson, Eleanor Kernighan and Louise French.Ovarian Cancer:Often diagnosed too late for effective treatment, ovarian cancer is the most common and most fatal of gynaecological cancers in the UK claiming the lives of 5,000 (71%) of the 7,000 women diagnosed each year. It kills more women than cervical and uterine cancer combined but symptoms are subtle, hard to spot and there is no reliable screening method. When detected in its most advanced stage, around 85 per cent of women will die. With early detection, around 95 per cent can survive.  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Yorkshire ovarian cancer charity raises over £120,000 at glittering balllast_img read more

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Slow Wage Growth: Not a Sign of a Weak Labor Market

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Slow Wage Growth: Not a Sign of a Weak Labor Market Slow Wage Growth: Not a Sign of a Weak Labor Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The February employment summary released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was nearly all positive, with job growth of 242,000 for the month and a 15-month high reported for the labor force participation rate.The one factor which many analysts have cited as holding back homeownership, wage growth, took a step back in February. The average hourly earnings for all employees declined by 3 cents down to $25.35 after an increase of 12 cents in January.According to a recent economic letter released by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, slow wage growth is not a sign of a weak labor market—but rather, it is a reflection of cyclical and secular shifts in the composition. Authors Mary C. Daly (SVP and associate director of research in the Economic Research Department of the San Francisco Fed), Bart Hobijn (professor of economics at Arizona State University), and Benjamin Pyle (research associate in the Economic Research Department of the San Francisco Fed) said the combination of baby boomers who were paid higher wages retiring and lower-wage workers getting back into the workforce has suppressed wage growth.The wage gains of continuously employed full-time workers can push up wage growth, while the exit of higher-wage workers replaced by entry-level employees making much less can be a drag on wage growth, according to the authors of the economic letter.Average wage growth has been slow during the recession and has stayed flat during the recovery—it has hovered around 2 and a quarter percent for the last two years, whereas it averaged 3 and a quarter percent from 1983 to 2015, according to the San Francisco Fed.As the spring homebuying season is right around the corner, there were some concerns in the industry about home price acceleration outpacing wage growth, which would put a strain on affordability.“Our forecast of a more modest gain in home sales this year reflects our concern of declining housing affordability from income growth that is trailing home price appreciation,” Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan said, adding that the February employment summary “is consistent with our view of an affordability-constrained housing expansion.”Some expect that wage growth will not stay down in 2016. Curt Long, Chief Economist with the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, said that February’s wage growth was “disappointing, particularly coming after a strong month in January. With that said, once inflation is considered, 2.2 percent wage growth is not terrible, and as the labor market continues to tighten we should see that figure climb.”Still some are predicting big things for the spring homebuying season in spite of the slower wage growth. Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist with Realtor.com, said he believes that the “strong pace of job creation should lead to continued positive household formation.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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. Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: San Francisco Fed Spring Homebuying Season Wage Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 11, 2016 990 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: GSEs’ Expenses Are Way Up; Where Did the Money Go? Next: Quicken Still Fighting Government’s Lawsuit Over FHA Loans in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago San Francisco Fed Spring Homebuying Season Wage Growth 2016-03-11 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Junior doctor who couldn’t take pulse struck off medical register

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By News Highland – November 10, 2011 Previous articleBuncrana Tidy Town Committee call on gardai to enforce littering lawsNext articleDonegal airport subsidy to be phased out by current Government News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Junior doctor who couldn’t take pulse struck off medical register WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Advertscenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter WhatsApp Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A junior doctor who could not take a patient’s pulse, has been struck off the medical register.31-year-old Asia Ndaga, who was passed as fit to work as a senior house officer in Letterkenny Hospital last year, has been removed from the register by High Court on the orders of the Medical Council.The Irish Independent reports that a spokeswoman for the council said all other medical regulatory bodies that register doctors will be now be contacted about the order to strike off Ms Ndaga.An inquiry held during the summer was told the African-born doctor, who was trained in Romania, could not take a pulse and had difficulty communicating with patients in English.The Medical Council fitness-to-practise panel found her guilty of poor professional performance but the decision to strike her off was only revealed yesterday.Ms Ndaga, who had a postal address in Coleraine, Co Derry, had failed an exam for a similar job in Romania. However, she was appointed as a senior house officer in Letterkenny on a salary of €39,000 before being dismissed after six weeks.last_img read more

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Caribbean Nations Synchronize their Information Operations Capabilities

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo March 20, 2019 Military and security partner nations gathered at the VII Annual Caribbean Region Information Operations Council (CRIOC) in Nassau, Bahamas, February 18-21, 2019. The objective of the meeting was to develop Information Operations (IO) strategies to counter transnational threats in the Caribbean. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) hosted the event with sponsorship from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). “CRIOC enhances IO, Military Information Support Operations (MISO), and Strategic Communications (STRATCOM) by planning, coordinating, and synchronizing Caribbean partner nations’ information-related capabilities to counter transnational threat networks and strategic competitors operating in the Caribbean region,” said Dr. Benjamin P. Gochman, chief of Engagements at NORTHCOM’s IO division. “CRIOC members face many common threats, like narcotrafficking, illegal arms, gang violence, human trafficking, and illegal poaching. If we pull together our resources and conduct collective security, we can better counter those threats and respond to save lives.” CRIOC members from The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Great Britain, Jamaica, Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos participated at the annual meeting to discuss current operations. Colombia and Mexico attended the event for the first time as observers. “CRIOC is an opportunity to show our interest in working and collaborating with the Caribbean region and with the hemisphere. CRIOC helps to build the kind of camaraderie and networks necessary to address quite a number of illicit activities that our region faces,” said Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethell, chief of Defence Staff. “In this process, we’re able to share information that helps us improve our techniques and tactical capabilities to do a better job with, not only communicating to the public, but also receiving information from the public, so we can do our jobs in a more effective manner.” Developing IO capabilities During the conference, each country presented their IO capabilities and STRATCOM plans. RBDF talked about Operation Marlin Spike, an IO/STRATCOM initiative with support from NORTHCOM to created public awareness on RBDF duties and actions in regards to the safety of Bahamians. The operation encourages public support to help RBDF to address criminal issues and to disrupt or discourage those who seek to violate The Bahamas’s laws. The campaign helps deter, prevent, and interdict criminal acts, and has an extensive outreach program, including a tip line to report criminal activities, among other programs. “Marlin Spike targets messaging, influencing, and informing the public. We want to make sure the public knows what we’re doing to mitigate the challenges and threats that our country faces,” said RBDF Lieutenant Commander Carlon Bethell, director of RBDF’s Operations Command Center. “IO helps to deter the bad guys, sending them a message that makes them think twice about carrying out nefarious activities—poaching, migrant smuggling, or human trafficking.” Mexico talked about the importance of social media for their IO campaigns. “For Mexico’s Department of the Navy [SEMAR in Spanish], IO is extremely important. We develop high-impact naval operations within the framework of the [country’s] Internal Security Law to fight transnational criminal organizations, and we’ve had very good results,” said Mexican Navy Captain Daniel Álvarez Navarrete, deputy director of the SEMAR’s Information and Influence Strategies Division. “It’s important to learn new information strategies to strengthen our capacities and develop them in support of naval operations to fulfill of our mission and positively influence the people of Mexico.” The future of IO strategies Jamaica Defence Force Captain Michelle Brown, an intelligence officer, said regional cooperation is crucial for the future of IO campaigns in the Caribbean region. “We have an IO plan, but we are learning a lot from our Caribbean and international partners. CRIOC allows us to highlight our strengths and weaknesses. It also provides some answers on how we can go about fixing our weaknesses,” she said. “In the long term, we’ll have more robust IO planning for all countries that are represented here. Countries that are already at an advanced stage [of IO capabilities], will become even more advanced, and those that start now, will receive guidance from other members.” CRIOC members agreed that the Caribbean has different approaches to common threats and challenges. “Participating in CRIOC lets us know insights on how to solve common challenges,” said Royal Netherlands Forces Lieutenant Canan Babayigit, public affairs and spokeswoman in the Caribbean. “It’s interesting to participate here and to learn from other countries on how they do IO. CRIOC is a very good initiative. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We can exchange knowledge or experiences to get better, and to handle and react on all sorts of issues as one team.” IO strategies help Caribbean nations build relationships and work toward a common goal. “In this region, we’re all small countries, so if we can leverage lessons learned and build on relationships, we can get better and gain experience,” said Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) Major Duncan E.R. Simons, RBR’s Public Relations officer. “A lot of what we do is not in the public eye. A lot of what we do is about perception, and as long as our perception is positive among our communities and target audiences, then it’s a force multiplier.” Participants agreed to work together to develop common strategic messages to counter illicit activities. The VIII Annual CRIOC will take place in Jamaica, in March 2020.last_img read more

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People need to respect authority

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI couldn’t agree more with the opinions of Mr. Bob Belive and Mr. Robert Mangino in the Oct. 7 opinion page. Maybe it’s time to go back to the draft. Instead of being drafted by the NFL and making millions of dollars, these players who disrespectfully take a knee should be drafted by the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines. Then they will see what it’s like to lose a knee or arm or life fighting for that right to express themselves. A lot of blame for what’s going on belongs in many places. Too much education money is spent on sports instead of education.Blaming the police for doing their job. Politicians giving everything for free, just to win votes for their party.Remember that saying, give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.Give a man a welfare check, you feed him for a month. Make him go to work, you feed him for life. It also keeps him busy and less likely to get in trouble.Wake up, America. It’s time to get back to the days when you went to school to learn and not just play ball. It’s time to respect those in authority, not condemned them for doing their job. If you don’t do the crime you won’t do the time. It’s time for political leaders to do what’s right for all legal Americans, not just win votes for their party.Joe StatileConway, South Carolina (former area resident)More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Barcelona target Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette as alternative signing to Antoine Griezmann

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 May 2019 11:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link48Shares Lacazette has formed a strong partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims that Lacazette is ‘very close’ with Barca’s technical secretary Eric Abidal but discussions over a potential move to Camp Nou have not yet taken place.Lacazette is reportedly valued at €70m (£60m) but Barca could lower that by offering either Samuel Umtiti or Andre Gomes as part of the deal.Gomes, who has spent the season on loan at Everton, has already been linked with a move to Arsenal, while Unai Emery has already admitted he would be interested in signing Umtiti.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Barcelona target Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette as alternative signing to Antoine Griezmann Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette is on Barcelona’s summer shortlist (Getty Images)Barcelona are considering a move for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports in Spain.The 27-year-old, who joined the Gunners in a £46.5 million deal from Lyon in the summer of 2017, has scored 18 goals in all competitions for Unai Emery’s side this season.The France international has also formed a solid partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has found the net 25 times this season.Barcelona, meanwhile, are in the market for a new forward and have reportedly been in talks to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.ADVERTISEMENTBut according to Mundo Deportivo, Barca view Lacazette as an alternative signing to Griezmann this summer. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Panel hikes state tax revenue estimate by $230 million

first_imgDES MOINES — State revenue forecasters are a bit more optimistic about how much tax money is flowing into Iowa’s coffers than they were two months ago.The Revenue Estimating Conference predicts state revenue for this fiscal year and the next will be slightly higher than they first thought. “All in all we feel things are moving well,” Iowa Department of Management director Dave Roederer, one of the REC members, said during today’s meeting. “That doesn’t mean we should look at everything going gangbusters, but it actually is a little stronger growth that what we though back when we all met in October.”By law, the governor is to use this month’s estimate to build next year’s state budget. The panel’s decision means Republican Governor Kim Reynolds will be able to recommend spending about $230 million more than last year — for a total state budget of about $8 billion.last_img read more

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No excuses from boss Dalglish after Liverpool are beaten by Fulham

first_imgLiverpool boss Kenny Dalglish made no excuses after his team’s 1-0 defeat at home to Fulham.An own goal by Martin Skrtel gave the Whites their first ever top-flight win at Anfield.The result angered Dalglish, who rested a number of players ahead of his team’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.“I don’t think that can be described as a performance,” Dalglish told Sky.“I thought it would be fair to give them an opportunity to get some minutes on the pitch with an important game on Saturday, but the performance and the attitude was very poor and that’s not like us.”More reaction to follow later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA cracks down on credit ‘bullies’

first_img28 March 2012 South Africa’s National Credit Regulator has joined forces with the police to crack down on credit providers, both registered and unregistered, who use unlawful, bullying tactics to collect money from debtors. Fifteen people were arrested this week following a two-day operation in the Northern Cape targeting credit providers who unlawfully retain the pension cards, bank cards, identity documents and personal identity numbers (PINs) of their clients as surety. “This was a contravention of the National Credit Act,” Advocate Zweli Zakwe, acting manager for investigations and enforcement at the National Credit Regulator (NCR), said on Tuesday. Of the 15 people that were arrested, seven were working for credit providers. The suspects were found in possession of an accumulative number of over 577 pension cards, 114 ID books and 620 bank cards. The operation took place in De Aar, Petrusville, Noupoort and Colesberg, where searches were done on the premises of registered and unregistered credit providers. “The exploitation of vulnerable and unsuspecting consumers by credit providers will not be tolerated,” Zakwe said, thanking the police for their assistance. The NCR’s previous blitz was conducted in Port Elizabeth in October, and similar operations will be extended to other parts of the country. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LATEST STORIES GOLD! Mary Joy Tabal rules women’s marathon in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRERPUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Rising up through emotional ups and down, Mary Joy Tabal just crowned herself the queen of the 29th Southeast Asian Games marathon.The 28-year-old Tabal broke down in tears right after crossing the finish line, literally beating the Vietnam contestant by a mile, to deliver that gold medal she hoped would open the flood gates for Team Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I went through a lot of hardships. In training. In everything. But the I know in my heart that I really have to deliver,” said Tabal in Filipino. “I can’t let disappoint my country.READ: Tabal pleads with Patafa to reconsider: I did nothing wrong FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“To my fellow athletes, if we really do our best, we can do it,” added Tabal who clocked two hours, 48 minutes and 26 seconds, almost seven minutes clear of silver winner Hoang Thi Thanh.Tabal said she was feeling cramps on her tibialis or shin muscle during the first loop around the Putrajaya government complex that lined with gleaming office skyscrapers. READ: Patafa reinstates TabalTabal, who trained for three months in Italy, hugged Athletics chief Philip Ella Juico and Philippine Sports Commissioner Ramon Fernandez right after draping herself with the Philippine flag at the finish line.“Thank you to all people who believed in me and for all your support,” said Tabal who has had strained relationship with the national athletics body for the past two years. “That’s why on the first loop I tried to warm up, then in the second loop I saw the other runners being left behind,” added the Rio Olympian and silver medals in the 2015 SEAG.READ: Patafa cuts Tabal, runner says ‘I just want to run for PH’ The race was held on well paved city streets with four and half loops on the main street on a cloudy day and weather cooled down by the previous night’s heavy downpour.“I felt that God was gifting me with this victory and all I needed to do was take it,” said Tabal.Her compatriot in the men’s side, Jeson Agravante didn’t finish the race.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC At least, there’s the promise of a dogfight PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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