whatsapp whatsapp SLIPPERY SUCKERSOysters may be delicious, but as anyone who’s ever tried will know, the slippery little blighters are a devil to open up.That’s why Green’s restaurant on Cornhill is challenging City workers to get stuck in at its first ever amateur Oyster Opening Championships this evening – with a bottle of champagne and £200 dinner voucher as the star prize.Tickets to the event – where competitors need to open and present 12 oysters as fast as possible, having been given “training” beforehand – cost £14.50, including a glass of wine or beer, canapés and three oysters. May the best man – or woman – win.SUGAR PUFFSpeaking of competitions, there was a scramble to take a peek yesterday as the candidates for the latest series of the BBC’s Apprentice were revealed. The hopefuls, who are out to impress Alan, Lord Sugar, long-time adviser Nick Hewer and West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady in the sixth series of the show, are a diverse bunch.They include a former Royal Marine, Christopher Farrell; the youngest ever candidate, 21-year-old entrepreneur Stuart Baggs; a former PR executive, Alex Epstein; and three past and present investment bankers, including ex-JP Morgan staffer Chris Bates.HOOK, LINE AND SINKERThe financial world’s providing a lucrative spell for Hollywood at the moment, what with Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps and the upcoming Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, coming to screens in November.The former New York governor’s fall from grace is documented in all its lurid glory, from his war on Wall Street to the sudden revelation of his dalliances with high-class hookers. (“When you’re sending a girl for $30,000 a night, it doesn’t feel like prostitution,” says one representative of the agency Spitzer used, in the trailer which has just been released on the internet.) Book your cinema date, pronto…BLOOD BATTLEA gruesome-looking photograph lands on The Capitalist’s desk, showing a man with his shirt covered in blood, sporting an impressive bruise across his left eye. I hear the poor chap wasn’t the victim of a ruthless street gang, though, but a cricket ball – Alastair Clayton, a director of gold company Ortac Resources, had been playing for Hanson Capital chief investment officer Edward Collins’ team in a tournament in the South of France when a rogue delivery hit him in the face.Fortunately, our man wasn’t seriously harmed – and went on to hit a four off the last ball of the semi-final to win the game for the team. What a trooper. Share Show Comments ▼ IT’S ALL change for the City in the traditional sense this week, with the annual election of the Lord Mayor taking place later on today.As is the way with these things, the result of the “election” is almost a foregone conclusion before it’s even begun, since the City of London’s senatorial group, the Court of Aldermen, has already published its favoured candidate – this year, Alderman Michael Bear.Bear, currently working as a regeneration director at property group Hammerson, is up against David Wootton and Roger Gifford in the election, which, as you’d expect, takes the form of a drawn-out ceremonial process. The candidates are required to parade before the gathered liverymen, who then vote on them via the time-honoured tradition of calling out.Yesterday, the future hopefuls for the position also got their stint in the limelight after Alderman Fiona Woolf and Richard Sermon took over as the two new Sheriffs of London. In that role, they’re tasked with supporting the Lord Mayor in promoting the Square Mile and wider UK financial services sector – a role either might take up in earnest in the future, since only those who have previously served as a sheriff can become Lord Mayor.Woolf, a high-flying lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna, would be in scant company if she does eventually manage that feat – there has only ever been one woman Lord Mayor, Dame Mary Donaldson, elected in 1983. 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Oxfam American raised $27,000 from 400 bidders in an auction of 228 items from a popular computer game. Operation USA generated $145,000 in an online auction of air tickets and travel items, in conjunction with a gala dinner event.Potts reports that online lotteries have been developed in many countries. In Finland there is www.paf.fi and in Gibraltar there is www.casares.com. Jason Potts on online lotteries and auctions 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 April 1999 | News Jason Potts of Burnett Associates looks at auctions and lotteries onlineJason Pott’s Webwatch column for Professional Fundraising magazine examines how charities are using online auctions and lotteries as part of their fundraising mix.He reports that Ottawa Children’s Aid Foundation sent 1,200 e-mails to celebrities asking them to donate a doodle. They received donated doodles from John Travolta, Steve Martin and Cindy Crawford among others. The event, including a live gala, raised $9,600 with $1,800 being generated online. 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.
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. Fortnite gaming challenge to benefit Leukaemia Care AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Howard Lake | 16 May 2018 | News Advertisement Online gaming enthusiasts are about to take part in a two-week virtual challenge with the game Fortnite to benefit Leukaemia Care. Worcestershire-based Leukaemia Care has launched its new virtual event, “Fortnite for a Fortn14ht” with fundraising platform GivePenny. The new platform allows gamers to raise money whilst streaming their game play on the Twitch platform.Gamers set themselves a two-week challenge as they play Fortnite, one of the most popular games available.Challenges could be:streaming an hour of the game every single day onlinecompeting to be the last person standing fourteen days in a row.encouraging your children who play Fortnite to take part – telling them they can only play Fortnite for every hour they are sponsored!Lee Clark, chief fun-raiser for GivePenny said: “With Fortnite for a Fortn14ht, we begin our partnership with a connected giving campaign that will strike a chord with loyal supporters and a new audience at the same time. From the dedicated fundraising pages hosted by GivePenny, participants will be able to play Fortnite, livestream it through Twitch to their friends and family, all while being able to encourage donations in a safe and secure way. This is going to be lots of fun!” 65 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 More virtual eventsLeukaemia Care will follow up this event with more virtual events, including a virtual marathon and an event themed around this summer’s World Cup.Nicole Scully, Fundraising Manager for the charity said: “Virtual events are flexible and allow people to be creative with their fundraising. I can’t wait to see how people use the platform to bring their own fundraising ideas to life”.
Spanish Navy’s Reina Sofía to Join SNMG-2 View post tag: Spanish Navy Authorities View post tag: News by topic The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84) has just departed from Rota Naval Base towards the Mediterranean to integrate into the Second Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2) whose mission is to enhance and warrant the security in that Sea.During her deployment in the NATO Task Group, the ‘Reina Sofía’ will call at the following foreign ports: Aksaz and Antalya (Turkey) and Alexandria (Egypt).The SNMG-2, where another Spanish Navy frigate is also integrated (the F-102), is scheduled to participate in exercise ‘Noble Mariner 14’ in the Alborán Sea and in the Turkish manoeuvers ‘Mabi-Valina’ in Eastern Mediterranean.The frigate’s complement is made up of a total of 212 people including the embarked Air Unit personnel for the SH-60B helicopter and a Marine Corps security squad.[mappress mapid=”14085″]Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: join View post tag: Reina Sofía View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy’s Reina Sofía to Join SNMG-2 October 16, 2014 View post tag: SNMG-2 View post tag: Naval Share this article
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Buckingham Palace declined Cherwell’s request for comment.A member of St Benet’s JCR further explained to Cherwell why he believes the invited speakers to be problematic, commenting, “The Hall lobbied the University to remove the PPH opt out from the University admissions process, which probably means they should be more open to the greater diversity of students they’re going to get now people can’t elect not to be considered by a PPH.“They said it created a bad impression. When you applied to Oxford, you used to get an email asking if you wanted to opt out of being considered by any PPHs.“If the Hall campaigned to have the opt out removed so people could no longer chose not to be considered by a religious hall then they should have taken into account that people who would have previously opted out, for example gay people uncomfortable at the thought of attending a conservative Roman Catholic institution, would end up attending the Hall, and so should have made moves to provide welfare and a more inclusive atmosphere.”St Benet’s has made steps towards becoming more inclusive, with a board of trustees of the PPH voting unanimously on Thursday to formally confirm the decision to admit female undergraduate students for the academic year 2016 to 2017.Currently, St Benet’s has female graduate students, but no female undergraduates, as the six Benedictine monks that live and work in the Hall are not permitted to live with women. St Benet’s is the last PPH or College at Oxford that is not co-educational.Professor Jeanrond commented on the future admission of female undergraduates, “This vote means the happy end of a process. Last year the St Benet’s Trust decided to admit female graduate students, and we were delighted to welcome the first female graduate student doing an MSt course in Jewish Studies last October.“The reason why we are deciding now to admit undergraduate students has to do with our success in identifying a second building for St Benet’s. Our main site at St Giles houses a Benedictine community of monks. Therefore, the house offers male accommodation only.“The new house offered to us to buy by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Norham Gardens would allow us to accommodate both male and female students. I am very happy indeed that we now have the opportunity to transform St Benet’s into a coed college community within the Benedictine educational spirit. And I am encouraging female students interested in the subjects we teach to apply now for admission in October 2016.“My colleagues in Ampleforth Abbey, at St Benet’s Hall and I are actively engaged in fundraising to secure the funds for the acquisition of this new building. We hope to move into the new site already in October 2015.” Students at St Benet’s Hall have claimed that they were “emotionally blackmailed” by the Master of the Permanent Private Hall (PPH) to cancel an emergency JCR meeting called to discuss a boycott of a student dinner to which HRH Princess Michael of Kent had been invited to attend.St Benet’s Hall host a ‘common table’, where the Master, fellows of the PPH, the six Benedictine monks who reside in the Hall, and both graduate and undergraduate students eat together and have discussions.HRH Princess Michael of Kent was invited by the Master, Professor Werner Jeanrond, to attend one such pre-paid dinner in St Benet’s Hall. However, students had spoken out against this invitation, as, according to one undergraduate at the PPH who wished to remain anonymous, “[HRH Princess Michael] has a history of publicly expressing appallingly racist, classist, and elitist views”.The JCR called an emergency meeting to be held last Friday, where they planned to discuss a boycott of the dinner in protest against the PPH’s association with Princess Michael and to write and issue a statement clarifying the JCR’s opposition to her attending the dinner. This was intended to distance the undergraduate community at St Benet’s from the remarks Princess Michael has made on record about BME individuals.However, before the emergency meeting was to take place on Friday evening, Professor Jeanrond allegedly threatened both his resignation, and the loss of the new building necessary for the admission of female undergraduates in future years, if it went ahead. The emergency meeting was subsequently cancelled.A St Benet’s student, who wished to remain unnamed, explained, “The Master has informed us that if we are to speak out we will lose our new building and he will have to resign. We don’t believe that to be true. The Master said the Hall would lose all of its funding, we’d lose the new building, so women would be off the agenda, he’d have to resign, and Benet’s would have to shut down.”Speaking on the day of the planned emergency meeting prior to its cancellation, one St Benet’s JCR member told Cherwell, “We feel that this [the meeting and its aims] is of significance because, due to some members of the Hall making it clear that [they] felt unwelcome and ill-fitted to the atmosphere of the Hall, we have recently (in a very controversial JCR meeting) instituted a BME position on the JCR committee.” The student continued, “Furthermore, a significant majority of the JCR also want to move Benet’s towards being more progressive; we believe this move [inviting HRH Princess Michael to the PPH] significantly contradicts the Master’s publicly aired views, leading him open to accusations of hypocrisy, as he is reinforcing the toxic elitist image of St Benet’s, which so many of us who care about the image of the Hall want to address.”Professor Jeanrond told Cherwell, “St Benet’s Hall prides itself for its hospitality at its common table. Every Tuesday evening in term time students and fellows suggest guest speakers from very different parts of society and culture to address our table for approximately ten minutes. A member of our JCR has suggested we invite HRH Princess Michael of Kent, an invitation which the Hall has supported.“No member of the Hall has ever been coerced into dining. The decision on the admission of female undergraduate students to the Hall is entirely unrelated.”The dinner to which HRH Princess Michael was invited as the Hall’s guest took place last Tuesday. Students were not allowed to bring phones or cameras into the hall, and security was hired for the evening.Another controversial guest, Cardinal Raymond Burke, was welcomed to St Benet’s Hall on 28th May. Cardinal Burke’s attendance caused further anger amongst St Benet’s students, due to alleged homophobic comments he had made prior to his visit. Cardinal Burke was removed from the Vatican committee in 2013 for his “anti-gay” values, and in 2014 he claimed that children should not be exposed to same-sex couples.
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Glenbervie-based Macphie has raised £25,000 for a Scottish mental health charity during the Covid-19 outbreak.The food ingredients manufacturer has been fundraising for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) since last year and is set to donate the final total during the Covid-19 pandemic.Its 280-strong workforce has raised funds by participating in obstacle courses, marathons and selling crafts. Macphie also hosted ‘lunch and learn’ sessions with employees to raise awareness of mental health and the support available.“Raising awareness of mental health has been high on our agenda for a while now, but amid the Covid-19 outbreak and a nationwide lockdown, looking after our wellbeing is more important than ever. As we all do our best to look after our physical health, this ongoing crisis can take its toll on our mental health,” said chairman Alastair Macphie.There were now 130 SAMH staff working on the front line and delivering face-to-face support to vulnerable adults across the country, said the company.The charity has created a hub of information and guidance on its website dedicated to looking after mental health during lockdown.“Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones. The money raised by Macphie will help SAMH continue our work to help provide support to people who need it the most. All mental health services can be life-changing for someone experiencing poor mental health,” added Fiona Lewis, corporate partnerships manager at SAMH.
Earlier in the year, The Peach Music Festival finalized its highly anticipated lineup for its 2018 edition, which will take place at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania, from July 19th through 22nd (almost a full month earlier than it has in previous years). Today, the festival has dropped its daily schedules, giving fans the opportunity to begin plotting their plans for the beloved four-day festival.On Thursday, July 19th, Twiddle will headline the warm-up festivities for the weekend, rounded out by performances by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, and The Marcus King Band. Thursday will also host the highly anticipated sole 2018 performance from Cabinet, the bluegrass outfit which recently announced their indefinite hiatus in December 2017.On Friday, July 20th, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Umphrey’s McGee, The Revivalists, moe., Twiddle & “Frends”, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jaimoe’s Jassz Band will headline The Peach Festival, with additional performances from Leftover Salmon, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, ZZ Ward, Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene, The Suffers, BIG Something, The Main Squeeze, and more.On Saturday, July 21st, the stacked musical weekend continues, with its top act being Gov’t Mule‘s special set dubbed Dark Side Of The Mule. Saturday’s daily lineup also boasts two sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, a special collaborative set from moe. and Little Feat featuring the Turkuaz Horns and performing Waiting For Columbus, in addition to Blackberry Smoke, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Spafford, The Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts, and more. Closing out the weekend, on Sunday, July 22nd, The Peach Music Festival will close with performances by Gov’t Mule, Dickey Betts & His Band, Wake Up with Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge & Friends, and others.You can check out The Peach Festival’s recently announced daily lineups below, and head to the Peach Fest website for more details and tickets.