AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 February 2013 | News 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chris and Colin Weir, who won £161 million in the EuroMillions lottery in July 2011, have created a new grantmaking trust.The Weir Charitable Trust has been endowed with £5 million and will fund health, sport, cultural, recreational and animal welfare projects in Scotland.Applications are accepted from individuals, voluntary groups and charities. There is no minimum sum to apply for, but all applicants must be based in Scotland and the projects funded must be located in Scotland. 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. The first deadline for applications is 7 March 2013. The subsequent dates are 31 May, 30 August and 15 November 2013.Chris and Colin Weir said: “we have been looking at finding a more structured way to share our good fortune on an ongoing basis across Scotland. It has taken some time to set up, but we are pleased that the Trust will now allow us to do that at a time when good causes in Scotland are struggling.” Previous charitable giftsThe couple from Largs in Ayrshire have already made gifts with some of their money. They donated £1 million to the Scottish National Party’s campaign for independence, and helped fund surgery in the USA for a four year old girl with cerebral palsy.www.weircharitabletrust.com EuroMillions winners create charitable trust with £5m endowment Tagged with: Funding Scotland
Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Facebook LifestyleArtsNewsBreaking newsPunk Guerillas play HoneyFitzBy Guest Writer – November 19, 2013 701 Previous articleSports Arena will host Limerick’s RiverdanceNext articleJobBridge extension granted to craft sector Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! THE punk music scene of the 1970s and how it inspired an entire generation of young people to “stand up and be counted” is the subject of a full-length play that will be performed in Limerick next month.The cast of ‘Punk Guerrillas’ has started rehearsals for the play that is also loosely based around the experiences of the controversial Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot.The County Limerick Youth Theatre production has its origins in a trans-national initiative that saw young people from Limerick and Loimaa theatre in southwest Finland participate in exchange visits during the Summer. Youth Theatre members also hosted workshops in both countries to develop ideas for the production.‘Punk Guerrillas’ will be performed in The HoneyFitz Theatre, Lough Gur from December 6 to 8. It includes a full cast of 20 youth theatre members, live music, comedy, agit-prop theatre and some audience interaction. Lasta: a National Arts Programme casting call for young Limerick people Twitter TAGScomedymusictheatreyouth Email Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford
Cornwall-based Etherington’s Farm Shop has received a new health standard accreditation for its pasties.It has been awarded SALSA accreditation, which is a highly endorsed food-safety standard written by experts to reflect both legal requirements and the best practice food expectations of professional buyers.Etherington’s Farm Shop is an award winning bakery, butchery academy and conference room which sells locally sourced Cornish produce including sausage rolls, jams and biscuits.Mark Etherington, managing director, says: “I am incredibly proud of the team here at Etherington’s. SALSA is an additional award to our five star “Scores on the Doors” status issued by the Food Standards Agency. Our pasty is going from strength to strength with a significant increase in sales since the turn of the New Year. The certificate on the wall is recognition of hard work, dedication and excellent standards of practice.“I believe that the more accreditation that we can achieve the better it is for our company. SALSA is not only a measure of success, but an added resource to help us grow and compete in the national marketplace.”
BEDMINSTER, NJ – President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Saturday, one of which will provide $400 in enhanced unemployment benefits, after Democrats and the White House were unable to reach an agreement on a coronavirus stimulus relief bill this week.The other three orders he signed include a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than $100,000 a year, as well as extending an eviction moratorium and deferring student loan payments.“I’m taking action to provide an additional or extra $400 a week and expanded benefits, $400. That’s generous but we want to take care of our people,” Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.Trump said the federal government will pay 75% of that, but he did not outline where the federal funds would be coming from. When asked by a reporter why $400 instead of the previous $600, Trump responded, “This is the money they need, this is the money they want, this gives them a great incentive to go back to work.”He went on to say, “there was a difficulty with the 600 number because it really was a disincentive.”Democrats are likely to challenge the executive actions in court. Trump first laid out the executive orders at a hastily called news conference on Friday at his New Jersey golf club, where he said he wasn’t concerned about the legality of the actions he promised.Trump also said Saturday his administration was looking at additional income tax and capital gains tax cuts for American taxpayers, besides the payroll tax holiday being instituted by executive order.“We are going to be looking at capital gains for the purpose of creating jobs and income taxes is self explanatory, and it will be income tax for middle income and lower income people but middle income people who pay a lot of income tax, you have tax inequality. I’m saying that as a Republican, and you do have tax inequality,” Trump said.He did not provide further details. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Bangkok: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday became the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 badminton tournament with a hard-fought victory over Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in the summit clash of Thailand Open in Bangkok. The unseeded Indian duo prevailed 21-19 18-21 21-18 over the third-seeded Chinese pair after battling hard for an hour and two minutes. It was the first final of the 2019 season for Rankireddy and Shetty, the men’s doubles silver medallist at 2018 Commonwealth Games. Rankireddy and Shetty got off to a good start as they broke away from 3-3 early on and moved ahead to open up a 10-6 lead, but their Chinese opponents kept breathing down their necks and made it 14-14. It was a closely fought affair after that and the world No. 16 Indian pair could take a slight edge only at 20-18. Although the Chinese duo narrowed down the gap further to 19-20, the Indians managed to win the crucial point to wrap up the first game. In the second game, the Indians managed to take an upper hand as they moved to a 6-2 lead but the Chinese soon bridged the gap to 5-6 before catching up with them at 11-11. After the interval, the Chinese duo surged ahead to 13-11 but the Indians lifted their game and drew parity at 13 apiece. The Indians then overtook their opponents to 16-14 and then climbed up to 18-16 before the Chinese pair won five consecutive points to stun the Indians and take the match to the decider. Rankireddy and Shetty were slow off the blocks in the third game but managed to make it 6-6. From there on, the Indians never looked back and kept their composure to maintain the edge over their rivals till the end. Even though the Chinese pair fought back and at one stage reduced the gap to 18-19, the Indians looked in no mood to climb down and went on to pocket two consecutive points to seal the match in their favour. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settled for silver in the 2018 Commonwealth GamesSatwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the BWF Super 500 tournament in Bangkok.This was the first final for the duo in 2019.
Devon Bookert was a star that no Division I coaches took the time to see.During his sophomore year at West Anchorage (Alaska) High School, he led his team to a state championship win and then scored 38 points in a state title loss the following season.For his senior year, Bookert was named the Gatorade Alaska Boys Player of the Year. In one game, he finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and eight steals — just two steals away from a quadruple-double.Constantly he led his team in scoring and rarely did he ever leave the game. But despite all of his high school success, he didn’t receive any D-I offers.“Schools would always send me letters and stuff but no one would offer me a scholarship,” Bookert said. “ … Unless you’re like the No. 1 player in the country, they’re not going to come all the way up to Alaska and risk you not coming to their school.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBookert had to spend the summer after high school playing with an AAU team in California to earn any attention. But after playing a year at a preparatory school in Nevada, he joined Florida State’s squad to fulfill his dreams of playing D-I basketball.Now a junior, the guard leads the team in 3-pointers (21) and shooting percentage from beyond the arc (42 percent), despite being out for about a month with a foot injury. When the Seminoles (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) travel to the Carrier Dome to take on Syracuse (11-4, 2-0) at 8 p.m. Sunday, Bookert will need just three baskets from 3-point land to become the 20th player in FSU history to make 100 career 3s.“He doesn’t get rattled and he’s a knock-down shooter,” junior guard Montay Brandon said. “ … He’s one of the leaders on our team. Everybody listens to him.”Summers in Alaska bring around 22 hours of sunlight a day and for Bookert, that meant plenty of time to play sports outside as a kid. The more tired he was, the easier it was to go to sleep, even though it was still light out.By the time he was in middle school, Bookert already had his heart set on playing D-I basketball. In high school, Bookert woke up at 5 a.m. every day to shoot about 250 shots and work out before school.His work paid off, but even though he was well known in Alaska, his basketball talents were mostly unknown to those in the continental United States.By the end of Bookert’s senior year, the D-I offers he was waiting for still never came and he considered giving up his dream and playing at an in-state D-II school.Instead, Bookert enrolled in Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas for the fall of 2011. He was familiar with it because of a week spent there during a trip his Alaskan AAU team took in 2009 to boost its players’ exposure.Enrolling in the prep school allowed Bookert to join Branch West, an AAU team and recruiting service, for the summer. At the Las Vegas Fab 48 in late July of 2011, Bookert shined and led his team to an upset of one of the top teams in the country.Finally, the D-I schools noticed and scholarship offers poured in.“Obviously when you’re watching AAU ball some guys just kind of stand out,” FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said. “ … I thought that he just displayed a high basketball IQ that I found somewhat appealing and obviously he’s a very good shooter and everybody needs shooters.”But because it was late in the summer, Bookert would have been months behind in training with a team. He committed to Florida State and attended the prep school for a year, where basketball became an even more prominent aspect of his life.“It helped me to work on my game and helped me mature a little bit more before college,” Bookert said.Now, Bookert is more than 4,000 miles and almost four years removed from his dominant rein in high school.His head coach often jokes about him riding a moose or living in an igloo.Bookert still prefers the Alaskan cold to the humidity in Florida and he and teammate Michael Ojo, a native of Nigeria, have free-throw shooting contests and play FIFA to determine who controls the thermostat in the room they share.And though he nearly didn’t make it to D-I basketball, Bookert has a chance at Seminoles history on Sunday.Said Bookert: “Hopefully I can close in on that, but nothing is ever for sure.” Comments Published on January 10, 2015 at 9:03 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+
Channing Frye is upfront about how he arrives at his Michael Jordan takes, regardless of whether you think they’re wrong or right.”I’m not gonna lie. I wasn’t a Jordan fan. I’m from Phoenix, right? So I’m a Barkley guy, I’m a Kevin Johnson guy, I’m a Thunder Dan guy,” Frye, who also attended Arizona, said on the “Talkin’ Blazers” podcast for NBC Sports Northwest with host Dan Sheldon. “So as much as everyone’s shocked, I never had Jordan (as) my top player of all time, anyways.” “If LeBron went back then, he had two guys that would guard him. Who’s 6-9? Rodman and Snottie Drippen, right? (Yes, Frye actually said “Snottie Drippen.”) He had two guys that would guard him. Who else could keep up with him?”And that helps to explain why the former NBA big man rides for his former Cavaliers teammate.”I like to argue it both ways, but I like to argue that LeBron is the best of all time,” he said. (Spoiler: Frye has LeBron James wayyyyy high on his list.)On this week’s Talkin’ Blazers podcast, @channingfrye shares his all-time G.O.A.T. list with @DanSheldon620… and it doesn’t include Michael Jordan 👀LISTEN/SUBSCRIBE 🎧https://t.co/122sGRAPF6READ ➡️https://t.co/3oEjByL1Z5 pic.twitter.com/nAjGiCCQbf— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 15, 2020Frye’s main reasoning? “I think the game was 1,000 percent different than what it is today.”‘LAST DANCE’: Ranking Jordan’s championship teammatesThen came the quote that lit up the internet on a Friday evening.”So, like, Jordan is amazing, and this is not an argument to say he’s lesser, it is just my opinion. Jordan’s job on that (Bulls) team was to score, right? He had one of the first teams with two (of) what we call ‘tweeners’: Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen, right? We can throw in Toni Kukoc, we can throw in Ron (Harper), who does not get enough credit.”He only had really one job and that was to just score and he did that at an amazing, amazing rate. But I don’t feel like his way of winning then would translate to what it is now. Guys wouldn’t want to play with him, right?”That’s what led the basketball world to politely tell Frye he was full of it.He won DPOY and lead the league in steals Channing but yea keep going man.— Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural) May 15, 2020“LeBrOn iS a BeTtEr PaSsEr tHaN JoRdAn” pic.twitter.com/a1bAhJn8xt— Artūras Karnišovas Fan Club (@arturasfanclub) May 14, 2020Just because someone played in the league doesn’t mean they know basketball. pic.twitter.com/4Ke7OtN6VG— Kevin Lockett (@kevinlockett) May 15, 2020Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals for his career. But we digress.Frye kept up with his “Jordan couldn’t hang with us” take. Here’s where he began to fly his #TeamLeBron flag. He started by saying teams today, which are bigger and more athletic, would be able to “combat” Jordan’s style of play, which included a stellar midrange game.