Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2011 opens

first_img  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 February 2011 | News Sainsbury’s Active Kids campaign is open again, encouraging shoppers to collect vouchers when shopping at Sainsburys and donating them to local causes to convert into sport kit and experiences.This is the seventh year of Active Kids, which has expanded beyond just schools to include Scout and Guide groups, nurseries and sports clubs.Since 2005, over 40,000 of these organisations have shared over £100 million of sports and cookery equipment and coaching experiences.Organisations new to the scheme have to register, but they can start encouraging their supporters to collect vouchers from now on. Organisations that registered in past years do not need to re-register, unless their details have changed.Active Kids vouchers can be collected when shopping at Sainsburys between 9 February and 31 May 2011. One voucher is earned for every £10 spent in a single transaction to 31 May 2011 at all main stores, online for groceries, or at Sainsbury’s petrol filling stations, and for each £5 spent in a single transaction at Sainsbury’s Locals.Nectar card holders can also convert their Nectar points into Active Kids vouchers and donate them at nectar.com. Five hundred Nectar points are converted into 50 Active Kids 1 point vouchers.If your organisation is collecting the vouchers then it must use them for orders by 22 July 2011.Last year’s offer of a free tree pack is being run once again, in partnership with the Woodland Trust. Organisations simply have to select a free edible tree pack on their order form when placing an order. There are 10,000 free tree packs, but they are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.www.sainsburys.co.uk/activekids 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising corporate Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2011 openslast_img read more

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MOH recipient to receive highest Indiana honor

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Governor Eric J. Holcomb will present Vietnam veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Sammy L. Davis of Freedom, Indiana with the 2018 Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor, at a ceremony Monday, March 12, 2018.“Sammy’s story of service, courage and sacrifice for our nation and freedom is a true inspiration for all Americans,” Gov. Holcomb said. “In sharing his exceptional personal story, Sammy spreads an important and timeless message that grit and perseverance can help all of us overcome even the most challenging circumstances.”The Sachem is given annually to recognize a lifetime of excellence and moral virtue that has brought credit and honor to Indiana. Previous recipients include Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor (2017), Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, former president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame and world statesman (2006), and long-time businessman and civic leader P.E. MacAllister (2014). Sammy Davis will be the second Sachem honoree named by Gov. Holcomb.Davis, 71, received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 for his “extraordinary heroism at the risk of his life.”In 1967, then Army Pfc. Davis served as a cannoneer with the 4th Artillery Regiment of the 9th Infantry Division in South Vietnam. His unit fell under heavy machine-gun fire and mortar attack by the Vietcong while defending a firebase west of the city of Cai Lay.Davis used a machine gun to provide cover for the members of his unit so they could return fire with artillery. Although wounded, Davis took over a burning howitzer and fired several rounds at the Vietcong. As a result, he sustained further injury—including a broken back. He then crossed a river on an air mattress to rescue his wounded comrades before joining another howitzer site to continue fighting the North Vietnamese until they fled.He continued to serve throughout the Vietnam War, though his severe injuries kept him from the battlefield. Davis served out the remainder of the war as a cook. He retired from the Army in 1984.In addition to his Medal of Honor, Davis has been awarded a Silver Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.Davis is actively engaged in the Boy Scouts of America organization and entered scouting when he was nine. He is involved with many veteran and service organizations, church, the Masonic Lodge and is especially dedicated to speaking to America’s youth. He and his wife, Dixie, live in Freedom, Indiana. They have both authored books about their life experiences and the importance of endurance and courage.Davis’ motto throughout his life is also the title of his book: You Don’t Lose ‘Til You Quit Trying.Sachem (Say-chum) background:In 1970, Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb introduced the “Confederacy of the Sachem,” a group of business, industry, publishing, banking and legal leaders, who served as state hosts, welcoming visitors to Indiana and promoting the state’s culture and economy. The organization’s name came from the Algonquin term applied to village leaders, implying wisdom, judgment and grace.Bylaws outlined that Sachems were to nominate and recommend Sagamore appointments to the governor. The Sagamore of the Wabash dates to the term of Gov. Ralph Gates in 1945 and has been the state’s highest honor bestowed by the governor.Following Whitcomb’s term, the Sachem project was not pursued, and the organization dissolved in 1989. Whitcomb visited Gov. Daniels in 2005 to acquaint him with the concept and to give him custody of remaining Sachem funds. Gov. Daniels recreated the Sachem to underscore the importance of moral example; achievement alone without exemplary virtue does not qualify a person for this recognition.Twelve Sachem awards have been bestowed since the honor was revived in 2005:2005:John Wooden—Legendary college basketball coach, teacher and mentor.2006:Rev. Theodore Hesburgh—Former president of the University of Notre Dame and world statesman.2007:Jane Blaffer Owen—Philanthropist and preservationist of New Harmony.2008: Bill and Gloria Gaither—Grammy winning singer/songwriter duo from Alexandria, Indiana.2009: Donald C. “Danny” Danielson—New Castle business and civic leader.2010:Carl D. Erskine—Civic leader and legendary baseball player.2011:William A. “Bill” Cook—Philanthropist and cofounder of Cook Inc.2012:Ian M. Rolland—CEO of Lincoln National Corp.2013: Don Wolf—Civic leader and CEO of Do It Best, Corp.2014:P.E. MacAllister—Long-time businessman and civic leader.2015:Amos C. Brown, III—Radio host and civic leader.2016:None.2017:Eva Mozes Kor – Holocaust survivor; forgiveness and civility crusader.Each Sachem honoree receives a specially designed sculpture that captures the Native American heritage of the Sachem. All Sachem recipients are selected by Indiana’s governor.last_img read more

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Personal traits can affect votes

first_imgA day into the voting period, the question currently at the forefront of every Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidate’s mind is: who will win?The candidates have spent the past week advertising their platforms and convincing students they are most qualified for the job. But when it comes down to it, students are likely to vote based on myriad other factors.Decisions · Students submit their votes for USG office at a voting center outside the Lyon Center on Tuesday. All voters were given free food. – Youli Zheng | Daily Trojan Ann Crigler, professor of political science, said voters consider things like a candidate’s appearance, whether or not the candidate has similar values to their own or if the candidate shares the same network of associations. Voters will often consider the issues, she said, but the other factors are often more important.Some students said it was, in fact, personal connections that influenced their vote.Justin Mercer, a junior majoring in environmental engineering, said he is voting for a particular ticket because he is friends with one of the candidates.“I know [him] personally, so I’m going to vote for him,” Mercer said.Mercer said he does not know the candidates’ platforms, but he is supporting the ticket because of his personal connection.Ted Tao, a junior majoring in business administration, said he  has worked with the candidate he will vote for and is convinced he has the necessary qualities to lead USG.“I realized that he is actually a very gifted individual in terms of listening and keeping up with the students’ perspectives and being able to really, truly understand what they need,” Tao said. “He’s very organized, very focused and very driven, and I just like the fact that he’s always smiling.”Tao did not attend USG’s debate and admitted his vote is based largely on character. He added, though, that he thinks a lot of students don’t weigh platform points heavily when they vote.Some students, however, have made a point of learning about the candidates’ stances on the issues.“I didn’t really think I was going to be that interested but once [the candidates] presented some of the issues I really did get involved, and kind of did find out more, and want to get involved and wanted to learn more about the candidate and what they were presenting,” said Debbie Rumbo, a freshman majoring in political science and Spanish.Ultimately, though, Rumbo said she will vote based on presentation rather than platform when it comes to specific issues.“For me … it’s oratory — how they present themselves to the public [and] if they seem to want to incorporate what we think into their campaign,” she said.According to Crigler, many vote for the people who are most like them. It is critical for candidates to have a community of supporters behind them, she said.Traditionally the residential community has shown the highest number of voters compared to the Greek or commuter communities, according to Scott Hummel, co-director of elections and recruitment for USG and a junior majoring in communication.“Last year was unique because we saw an increase in voting among the Greek community,” he added.Hummel said he is confident that current USG President Holden Slusher’s involvement in Greek life was a big factor in his winning the USG presidency last spring.Crigler said she was not surprised that many past winners have been Greek.“Sororities and fraternities already have a strong base of support,” Crigler said. “It certainly helps get the message out more effectively.”This year, the campaign period began Feb. 8 and candidates will continue to campaign throughout the voting period, ending Feb. 18, which only gives students 10 days to get to know the candidates.“Ten days is the most reasonable time,” Hummel said. “It takes a lot of man power, money and resources to make sure we promote elections and allow candidates to promote themselves.”USG remains neutral in providing information on candidate platforms. According to the election code, distributing information on the candidates and their platforms is the candidates’ duty. Placing this responsibility on the presidential hopefuls — some of whom currently hold positions within USG — saves USG from entering into potentially dangerous waters.“We take the issue of being an unbiased organization seriously,” Hummel said. “We want to make sure we are not an exclusive, internally hiring organization.”Presidential hopefuls in the running this year include Chris Cheng, USG’s director of external relations; Dylan Dann, a Greek senator; Andrew Matson, USG’s director of academic affairs; and Jonathan Munoz-Proulx.Voting began Tuesday and will continue through Thursday. Students can vote online or at several locations on campus.last_img read more

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Deadline extended: Enroll by June 22 for new dairy program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentUPDATE: USDA has extended the deadline for dairy producers to sign up for the Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program – Dairy (MPP) through Friday, June 22. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup period that ended in December 2017. Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.PREVIOUSLY: Dairy farmers are being encouraged to enroll in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy now through June 1. MPP-Dairy changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 will provide better protections for producers from shifting milk and feed prices, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.It also is retroactive to cover all of 2018.Key changes to the new MPP-Dairy program include:Improving the ability for dairy farmers to use the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM-Dairy) program and other insurance options offered through USDAAdjusting the first tier of covered production to include each farm’s first 5 million pounds of annual milk production (about 217 cows) instead of 4 million poundsRaising the catastrophic coverage level from $4 to $5 for the first tier of covered production for all dairy farmersReducing the premium rates for the first 5 million pounds of production for more affordable coverageChanging the margin calculation from a bi-monthly to a monthly basisWaiving the annual $100 administrative fee for under-served farmers“We encourage dairy producers to review the provisions of the updated program, which Congress shaped with their feedback,” said USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue.John Newton, American Farm Bureau market intelligence director, said that the new MPP is a better safety net for dairy farmers than the previous one, largely because the catastrophic coverage level has increased from 4 to 5 million pounds and the program triggers monthly, instead of every two months.“Combined, it makes the program much more affordable and timelier in terms of delivering program payments to dairy farmers,” he said.Determining coverage levelsUSDA has a web tool to help producers determine the level of coverage under the MPP-Dairy that will provide them with the strongest safety net under a variety of conditions. The online resource allows dairy farmers to quickly and easily combine unique operation data and other key variables to calculate their coverage needs based on price projections. Producers can also review historical data or estimate future coverage based on data projections. The secure site can be accessed via computer, smartphone, tablet or any other platform.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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How to Get the Eichler Look Without the Energy Pricetag

first_imgOne problem is thermal bridgingAs Armando Cobo points out, many architectural styles have included beams that extend out from the house this way. One problem is thermal bridging, which is a path for thermal loss due to the lower R-value of wood versus cavity insulation, such as cellulose or polyurethane foam.Cobo has several suggestions: First, stop the beams or timber trusses at the outside edge of the wall, install rigid foam insulation over the sheathing and then install faux beams on the outside. “It’ll help you with the thermal bridging at the beams, it solves the moisture intrusion and you will have a better insulated wall overall,” he writes.“A second option if you don’t want to use exterior foam board could be to stop the beam or timber truss 2 in. from the outside edge of the wall, cut out 2 in. rigid foam to fit, then finish your wall and install the faux beams outside,” he adds.Yet a third option would be to add a foam band around the soffits and trim with cladding, then install the faux beams on the outside of the house.“As you can see,” he says, “the object is to break the continuous beam to avoid thermal bridging and moisture intrusion.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:The Eichler designs take me back to Hawaii, where I lived as a kid in the early ’60s. So add Hawaii to the list of San Diego and Bali. But it is downright sad to push any design out of its climate context. Low-pitched roofs, tons of shaded glass, and massive through beams and rafters need to stay put in the mildest of climates. Could you make this design work in another climate? Of course, but unwieldy would be a euphemism.If we climate-tune our mechanical systems, material selections, and details, why not our overall designs? We have enough boulders to push uphill without adding this one to the list. Thermal Bridging Significance of Thermal Bridging?Are Architects the Problem? Building Plans for the Thermal Bypass Checklist The real issue is ‘painful’ designTo GBA senior editor Martin Holladay, the real issue is that architectural schools are traditionally weak on building science, resulting in “these types of painful designs.”“Beauty is an idiosyncratic concept,” Holladay writes. “But to me, homes with major thermal bridges are aesthetically disturbing. Looking at them hurts.”He’s not the only one who laments form-over-function thinking resulting in architectural styles that win rave reviews but perform poorly.“Ahh, the things we do for beauty,” adds Gustafson, “the picture in the post is the 6-in. heel of the architectural world. The beams would not seem to be the biggest source of heat loss by a long stretch. The contortions needed to eliminate them (and keep the look) would seem unwieldy.”Brooks finds the architecture attractive, but agrees there’s a certain amount of hype in architectural schools and in media that cover architecture, including Fine Homebuilding magazine. “This type of ‘fashion’ is certainly not-so-energy-efficient,” he says, “and not what I would recommend unless I lived in San Diego or Bali.”James Morgan adds this footnote: “My practice has been faced with attempting to upgrade the thermal performance of a number of these Eichler-style relics from the days of cheap oil. And yes, the thermal bridge is typically the least of one’s worries: the over-glazing and the frequent absence of ANY roof insulation other than the 2-in. thick T&G roof deck are far more consequential.“The design esthetic stems from the common misapprehension that the best way to integrate interior and exterior spaces is to separate them only by a thin glass curtain wall,” he adds. “It’s past time to get beyond such naiveté and thoughtlessness.” In Dallas, Texas, Marc Kleinmann is working on plans for a house which the owner wants to look like the the iconic designs by California developer Joseph Eichler: lots of glass, a low-sloped roof, and roof beams that penetrate the exterior walls to support a broad roof overhang.That style was all well and good back in the 1950s and ‘60s, but with our keener interest in energy efficiency, Kleinmann wonders in this Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor whether it really makes much sense.center_img CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Is the added weight a problem?Kleinmann, as it turns out, had been thinking of breaking the beams at the exterior walls but was concerned that with a 3-ft. overhang, the solid 16-in. beam tails would be too much weight for the roof.Cobo suggests installing a couple of nailers between the rafters, gluing the beams to the soffit and toeing the beam-ends into the nailers. If the beams are especially heavy, he suggests drilling up through the middle and bolting them to the nailers with a nut and washer on top. He might want to plug the bottom of the beams to improve their appearance: “a lot of work, but if that’s what your client wants…”John Brooks offers a a link to details of Eichler designs and says the beauty of the houses is in the way materials were used in a “judicious way.“I think it would be a ‘faux pas’ to strap on faux beams,” Brooks says.Keith Gustafson agrees, but for a different reason. With beams spaced up to 96 in. apart, it should be possible to come up with a detail that minimizes thermal bridging. More important, he says, “I can think of structural reasons why the continuous beam is superior, especially with big overhangs.” “Don’t know yet if those are going to be structural or not,” he writes of the protruding beams, “but either way I have can see some issues with several large 16-in. beams continuing from interior to exterior.”He adds that while the beam detail could be designed so they did not actually penetrate the wall, “I can see lots of headaches with that method, too.”It’s an interesting problem, and it leads to the larger question of aesthetics over practicality in modern architecture: Is the California Modernist style merely a “relic” of the age of cheap oil? That’s the focus of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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Unbeaten Meralco tackles Ceres

first_imgMeralco prevailed over JPV Marikina, 2-1, last week on the strength of James Younghusband’s second half header. But the Sparks expect a tougher test this time against a Ceres side boasting of quality players.“They have players with good reputations and deservedly so,” said Sparks striker Phil Younghusband. “Any one of their players can produce a moment of magic.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Busmen are teeming with attacking talent in Manny Ott, Stephan Schrock, Iain Ramsay and Bienve Marañon.Patrick Reichelt also returned from a 10-month injury layoff last week and scored twice against Ilocos.“The players know they can play with Ceres but it will all boil down to hard work, concentration, and working together,” said Sparks coach Aris Caslib. Over at Cebu City Sports Center, Global Cebu tries to sustain its scintillating form at home when it hosts winless Davao Aguilas in the late kickoff at 7 p.m.The Cebuanos are unbeaten at CCSC, bringing down Ceres, 1-0, last July 5, before subduing Stallion Laguna, 3-0, on Sunday.With 20 points from nine matches, Global could find itself level on points with Meralco with a victory and a loss by the Sparks to Ceres.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Macau tourney for victorious Petron FC Meralco Manila puts its clean record on the line against a formidable Ceres Negros side on Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Sparks hope to go six points clear at the top with a victory in the 4 p.m. duel with the Busmen, who are coming off their most lopsided win of the season, after beating Ilocos United, 7-0, last Saturday in Bacolod.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Kenyans Sweep Athens Marathon

first_imgATHENS — Felix Kipchirchir Kandie won the Athens Marathon on Nov. 9, setting a new course record of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 37 seconds.Kandie broke away from compatriot Raymond Kimutai Bett after 35 kilometers to win by nearly two minutes. Bett was timed in 2:12:34.Josphat Kiptanui Chobei came in third in 2:15:38, 13 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Julius Kiplagat Korir.The previous course record was held by Italy’s Stefano Baldini, set at the 2004 Athens Olympics.“This is my first time in this race and I had aimed at a top-three finish. I am ever so happy to have won! The atmosphere here with the fans is so welcoming,” said Kandie, his head covered with a laurel wreath.Christoforos Merousis from the island of Chios, was the first among the Greeks to win the national championship, for a second year in a row.Naomi Maiyo was the first among women reaching the finishing line in 2:41:05.The course was followed by tens of thousands of fans and those who packed the historic Panathenaic Stadium, the finish line for the marathon in the first Modern Olympics in 1896, won by Greece’s Spiridon Louis. Greece’s organizers called the race The Authentic to remind people where it began.“This is an opportunity for people from the world over to get to visit Athens in November, with visiting rates already on the rise. There are tens of thousands of people who have arrived for the event and every year their number grows. More and more top Marathon runners visit Athens to run the Authentic course following the promotion we have done around the world,” said Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni who attended the finishing of the race.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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