UNICEF Ireland lands over $8 million

first_img 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: Ireland Aer Lingus Chief Executive Dermot Mannion has pledged his company’s continued support for Change for Good. Until recently Aer Lingus was a state company.The Change for Good model is replicated by Unicef with other airlines throughout the world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UNICEF Ireland lands over $8 millioncenter_img Howard Lake | 15 January 2007 | News UNICEF Ireland and Aer Lingus have marked the tenth anniversary of their Change for Good(TM) partnership, which has raised in excess of US$8.08 million for UNICEF Ireland’s work worldwide for children. The concept of the Change for Good(TM) partnership involves the in-flight donation of foreign notes and coins from passengers on all Aer Lingus long haul flights. Actor Liam Neeson, who launched the Campaign ten years ago, flew back into Dublin to mark the anniversary. Liam has been the public face of the Change for Good(TM) Campaign from the very beginning. The partnership has received strong support from Aer Lingus passengers since it was launched in 1997 with on average, 1 in every 2 passengers donating onboard. Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Easy life in Springfield Lakes can be yours

first_imgThe home at 8 Orchard Cres, Springfield Lakes.A CONTEMPORARY home on a low-maintenance block with a swimming pool is on the market in Springfield Lakes. The lowset property at 8 Orchard Crescent has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a single lockup garage. Marketing agent Wendy Nunn, of La Vie Property Solutions, said the home was immaculately presented. An entryway at the front of the home leads past a bedroom, which could be used as a study, to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The Balinese pavilion overlooks the inground pool.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and the main bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub. Outside, there is a Balinese pavilion that overlooks the inground swimming pool with glass fencing. “The property is designed to be low maintenance, which means less work and more living as you settle into your new lifestyle,” Ms Nunn said. The home has plantation shutters, quality window furnishings, quality carpet and timber floors. There are security screens and ceilings fans throughout the home. The home is on the market for $479,000. The kitchen is in an open plan living space.The open, galley-style kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops and plenty of cupboard and bench space, including a double-door pantry. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019European appliances include a double drawer dishwasher, a steam oven, a built-in coffee machine and a multipurpose 1100mm Falcon Toledo with a double oven, grill, warming drawer and gas cooktop. The kitchen opens to a private courtyard at the side of the home and the dining area flows out to the back patio. The master bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, airconditioning and an ensuite with a double shower. last_img read more

Howley hails Heaslip resilience

first_img Heaslip has made a rapid recovery after cracking three vertebrae in his back during Grand Slam-chasing Ireland’s 18-11 victory over France in Dublin four weeks ago. And he will line up in an Ireland side seeking its third successive win against Wales, and record 11th in a row under coach Joe Schmidt at the expense of all opponents. “We need to score tries to beat Ireland on Saturday, and likewise they need to score against us. What we don’t want it to come down to is a kicking feast in terms of penalties. “But there will be pressure on the day, and both sides are desperate to win. The key factor will be territory and possession. “If one side is clinical in attack and creates the opportunities, you have to take them. That’s the challenge for the Welsh XV on Saturday. “The one thing we need to dominate is territory and possession. That’s key against Ireland, and they will be looking at those statistics as well. “It’s all very well wanting territory and possession, but it comes down to your ability to keep hold of the ball. It’s something we’ve got better at throughout the championship. “If you have got possession, then you don’t have to defend the aerial battle and the astute tactical kicking by Conor and Johnny. Keeping hold of the ball for long periods of time will put pressure on their defensive line.” Howley, meanwhile, described as “disappointing” comments made by former Ireland lock Neil Francis in an Irish newspaper ahead of Saturday’s clash. Although Francis acknowledged former Ireland boss and current Wales head coach Warren Gatland as a “winning coach,” he reprised an eve-of-Six Nations personal opinion, claiming Gatland had “the intellectual properties of a tub of Flora.” Francis also harked back to the third Test between the 2013 British and Irish Lions and Australia in Sydney, describing Gatland’s Lions team selection as “shameful nepotism.” The Lions starting line-up that day included 10 Wales internationals, while Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll was controversially left out, but the tourists romped home 41-16 and claimed a 2-1 Test series triumph. “The wonderful thing about rugby is that everyone has their opinion about how the game should be played and personalities within the game,” Howley said. “When it becomes personal it is disappointing. The game is bigger than that. “It’s a players’ game, and for someone to have an individual criticism and a personal snipe at someone who has won a Lions series, been involved in Six Nations Grand Slams and championships is disappointing, because we don’t need that in our game. “Whether you are on Ireland’s side or Wales’ side, you want the best game for the players and coaches and we don’t need comments like that, which I feel is a personal attack and totally unfair.” As for Francis’ Lions barb, 1997 and 2001 tourist Howley added pointedly: “You have to experience the Lions to understand the Lions. I’m not too sure if Neil Francis was a Lion.” “He (Heaslip) has experience and quality, and I am not surprised he has made it,” Howley said. “He has shown a lot of resilience coming back like he has. “He is an exceptional ball-carrier and will offer a running threat in terms of their gain-line against us. We will be wary of the 8/9/10 axis, which is quality and used to playing with each other for Ireland and the (British and Irish) Lions.” Heaslip’s reappearance in the Test arena comes a Ireland aim to complete the penultimate stage of what could be a first Six Nations clean sweep since their 2009 Grand Slam. After Wales, Scotland await them at Murrayfield on Saturday week, and Schmidt’s men will arrive in Cardiff on the back of a convincing 19-9 success against England last time out. Irish half-backs Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray tormented England through a brilliant exhibition of tactical kicking, and their battle with similarly in-form Wales nine and 10 Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar promises to have a major bearing on Saturday’s outcome under an open Millennium Stadium roof. Howley added: “Johnny is an exceptional player. He is very meticulous, and we all know what a quality kicker he is and his ability to get the best out of the back-line. “It’s a great match-up in the half-backs. You have got the experience against the lesser experience of Dan and Rhys, but you have players who are all playing well. Press Association Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has hailed fit-again Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip as “an exceptional ball-carrier” ahead of his Test match return in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations showdown at the Millennium Stadium.last_img read more

Alisson and Lloris face final challenge after testing seasons

first_imgAlisson Becker won the goalkeeper of the year award in the Premier League during his first year in EnglandMadrid, Spain | AFP |  Alisson Becker became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper last summer just as Hugo Lloris was celebrating the peak of his professional career.While new signing Becker posed for pictures at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground, Lloris was still in the after-glow of the World Cup, five days on from France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia.Yet neither enjoyed the moment for long. Less than three weeks after Liverpool paid Roma 75 million euros ($83 million) for Alisson, Chelsea added another five million on top to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga.And Lloris has spoken since about the “emptiness” he felt as soon as the dust had settled from Moscow. “I remember I needed one day to stay in bed and just stop,” said Lloris. “I had to disconnect a little bit.”Or Alisson will have capped a remarkable debut season by winning the same trophy Liverpool surrendered to Real Madrid one year ago, largely due to the mistakes of his predecessor, Loris Karius.– ‘Accident serves as a lesson’ –For both Alisson and Lloris, the road to Madrid has not been smooth but, in particular, for Tottenham’s captain, whose tumultuous season began with a drink-driving charge in August, that earned him a £50,000 fine and 20-month ban.By the end of the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool on Saturday, Lloris might have won the game’s greatest prize for his club, 10 months after claiming the most prestigious one for his country.“It was an accident that serves as a lesson,” said Lloris. “I made a mistake.”On the pitch there were errors too, enough of them to put his place in doubt, and then pivotal saves, without which Spurs might have missed out on qualifying for next season’s Champions League, let alone winning this one.In Europe alone, there was the man-of-the-match display against Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 and, in the quarter-finals, the early save from Sergio Aguero’s penalty, that would have given Manchester City an away goal and control of the tie.But he also recklessly rushed out to set Barcelona on their way to a 4-2 win at Wembley and was then sent off against PSV Eindhoven, who then snatched a late equaliser.“During a season you know there are always highs and lows,” Lloris said on Monday. “You just have to try to be ready to be at your best in the most important moments.” When Lloris signed for Tottenham in 2012, some questioned why France’s captain, and a goalkeeper widely regarded as one of the most promising in the world, was joining a team with its feet firmly planted in the Europa League.“If I comment, it will echo the other side of the Channel,” said France’s sceptical coach Didier Deschamps.And perhaps Lloris would have left were it not for the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino, with whom he has forged a close bond.“Hugo is one of the best keepers in the world,” Pochettino said in October. “He’s our captain and there’s no doubts about him.”Supporting, rather than selling, struggling players has been a key trait of Pochettino’s time at Spurs, in part perhaps, because the club’s financial limitations have given him little choice.– Best defence in the league –But Liverpool could afford to be more ruthless, even if the club identified Alisson months before Karius’s blunders.The younger brother of Muriel, who plays in goal for Belenenses in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, Alisson, along with Virgil van Dijk, has transformed Liverpool’s defence into the best in the Premier League.“If I knew he was this good, I would have paid double”, said coach Jurgen Klopp in December, after Alisson’s late save against Napoli prevented Liverpool from an early exit.The 26-year-old has made mistakes too. Against Leicester in September he was robbed of the ball by Kelechi Iheanacho and against Manchester United in December, his fumble allowed Jesse Lingard to score.But he retained the confidence of both Klopp and the fans, not because of hard-earned status like Lloris, but due to a firm belief in his talent.After testing seasons for two esteemed goalkeepers, only one can enjoy a final flourish.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Rebels pull off Murdoch sweep of Leafs

first_imgIt’s obvious from the first two chapters of the book titled, the 2010-11 KIJHL season of the Nelson Leafs; this read can only get better.Although it was painfully obvious the Castlegar Rebels storyline also needs a little work. Still it was the Rebels escaping the weekend series with a sweep and the Leafs making a quick about turn back to the drawing board to prepare for the writing of chapter three. Castlegar completed the double Saturday at the NDCC Arena, getting timely scoring en route to a 5-1 thrashing of the Leafs before 460 fans. Friday the Rebels opened the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with a 3-0 shutout of Nelson in the Sunflower City. “It’s the first time we’ve played together as a team so there’s obviously some kinks we need to work out,” said towering Leaf winger Cody Abbey from outside the Nelson dressing room. “The other thing is we’re playing not to lose . . . and we’re not playing to win,” added the 6’3”, 190-pound Abbey. “If your playing to win you’re a little more hard nosed and there’s a lot more intensity in your game.” Castlegar picked right up offensively where the team left off Friday night as Ryan Aynsley and Erik Wentzel scored power play markers to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. The Leafs gained a bit of spark before the period ended when veteran center Gavin Currie finally solved Andrew Walton in the Castlegar nets. The goal came in the final minute of the frame and ended a 79-plus-minute shutout streak by the veteran Rebel backstop over the Leafs. However, the Leafs could not take advantage of momentum in the second, even after the Rebels gift-wrapped five power player opportunities, including a full two-man advantage to start the period. Walton, combining with some impressive penalty killing from his Rebel teammates, continually frustrated the Leafs as Nelson out shot the visitors 9-1 in the frame and 24-7 through 40 minutes. “Walton is definitely a good goalie but we just need to move that puck around quicker to open up the ice a little more,” Abbey explained.  In the third the Rebels got back to success of the night before, scoring twice in a span of 21 seconds.  Wentzel, with his second of the game and fourth point of the weekend, tapped in a loose puck past Leaf goalie Darren Hogg before Tyler Robinson scored to give Castlegar the commanding 4-1 advantage. Leaf assistant captain Adrian Moyls had a chance to cut into the Castlegar lead but missed a penalty shot after being hauled down on a breakaway. Aynsley, with his second of the night, completed the scoring for Castlegar. “I don’t think I would call this “mid-season form” . . . without our goaltending this would have been a completely different outcome,” confessed Rebel rookie skipper Steve Junker. “I think Nelson played extremely well. I think we got away from the game plan that we finished with last night (in Castlegar) . . . simple hockey. We tried to get cute and fancy and our goaltender saved the day.” The cute and fancy Junker referred to put the Rebels on the defence for most of the second period. “When your stuck in and play in your own end all night (penalties) are going to happen,” explained Junker, who played three seasons in the Western Hockey League for the Spokane Chiefs before being drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1991 NHL entry draft. “When you play in your own end and your forced to clutch and grab . . . that’s what we did. We didn’t move the puck and forced our “D” to take penalties.” “We were just lucky it didn’t cost us,” he added. For the Leafs, the club has six days to work out the kinks Abbey talked about. Nelson hosts Beaver Valley in another Murdoch Division rivalry game Friday at the NDCC Arena. Saturday the Leafs travel to Grand Forks for face the Bruins before returning for a rare Sunday afternoon encounter against the Penticton Lakers. “We’ll have a hard week of practice which should be good,” said Abbey. “ We’ve made all of our cuts so we’ll be able to practice as a team and be ready to go for next weekend.” BLUELINES: Nelson was missing veteran rearguard Tyler Parfeniuk from the lineup Saturday with a shoulder injury. . . . Leaf rookie head coach Chris Shaw rotated his goalies with both Darren Hogg and Marcus Beesley seeing action. . . . Shaw has decided to keep a distinct local flavour on the Leafs with no less than four Nelson Minor Hockey grads on the team and six West Kootenay players if Kaslovian Cody Abbey and Trail’s Walker Sidoni are included in the mix. The four NMHA players are forwards Adrian Moyls, Dallon Stoddart and 16-year-old Adam Wheeldon and defenceman Blake Arcuri. Wheeldon is the son of former Nelson coach Simon Wheeldon.last_img read more

Property tax set to benefit rural Donegal next year, figures show

first_imgDonegal is among several counties that are set to benefit from property tax from Dublin and Cork homeowners, it has emerged. Unpublished Department of Housing figures show more than €40m of the €202m property tax expected to be raised in Dublin next year will be used to build houses and roads in other counties, according to the Irish Independent.  Meanwhile, €10m of the €52m raised from Cork property owners will also be handed over to a centralised Government fund and dispersed to rural local authorities struggling to balance their budgets.Cork and Dublin homeowners will account for more than half of the €488m collected next year, according to the Department’s local property tax allocation figures.The allocation figures show local authorities in Donegal (€16m), Tipperary (€16m), Mayo (€11m), Waterford (€11m) and Monaghan (€8m) will be the biggest benefactors of property tax raised in other counties.The average property tax paid in Dublin next year will be €540 a year, and this increases to a massive €620 for homeowners living in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.In Dublin city, the average property tax will be €350, in South Dublin it will be €323 and in Dublin Fingal it will be €369. This compares with Donegal homeowners, who will on average pay just €152 a year.The average in Longford will be €124, Leitrim €132, Cavan €145 and Carlow €174.The averages were calculated using the Revenue Commissioner’s most recent figures for the number of homeowners who are due to pay property tax this year.Property tax set to benefit rural Donegal next year, figures show was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

John Deere introduces the multi-purpose 6E Series Tractors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three new 6E models offer upgraded comfort, convenience, and valueJohn Deere adds the 6E Series Tractors to the 6 Family Tractor lineup, which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors.The design on the new 6E Series initially began with upgrading the pre-existing 6D line. “We took a solid, simple workhorse in the 6D and made it even better with upgrades, like easier operating functions,” says Kory Ross, product marketing manager for John Deere. “We improved it and added so much value that we felt it earned a whole new name – the 6E Series.”The 6E Series Tractors offer essentials in an economical package, including comfort and visibility for the operator, more transmission options that deliver smooth and consistent operation, and new stackable SCVs. The three 6E Series Tractors range from 105, 120, and 135 horsepower, helping to get work done quickly and efficiently.In addition, an optional air seat with a new 15-degree swivel adds comfort and improved rear visibility for those long days in the field. Tractors in the 6E Series are perfect for handling jobs around beef or dairy farms, and commercial or governmental jobs, such as roadside mowing or snow removal.“The 6E Series improves producers’ cost of operation by saving money on fluid costs and maintenance, thanks in part to the PowerTech engine’s reduced fluid consumption,” adds Ross. “The 6E Series saves fluid by handling regeneration automatically while working, which when combined with reduced fluid consumption can add up to $2,000 per year of savings when matched to comparable models on the market.”Two PowrReverser transmissions are available for 6E Series tractors:A 24/12 Hi/Lo option gives operators eleven working speeds in the 5- to 13-mile-per-hour haying range, allowing drivers to shift on-the-go to match changing field conditions.The standard 12/12 transmission gives operators six working speeds in the haying range.In addition to the improved transmission options, the 6Es are loaded with plenty of features, including simplified operating functions. For example, producers can engage the new Electrohydraulic MFWD switch in just two seconds now that the control has been moved onto the right-hand console. A bright new LCD instrument cluster design ensures easier viewing in daylight, dusk or darkness while a new sunshade reduces heat and glare from the sun for improved operator comfort.Convenient attachment features add even more value to the 6E Series. With a 5-minute mount time, the H Series loaders are the perfect fit for 6E models, reducing installation time so operators can get to the job more quickly.“The 6E Series gives producers a line of economical and easy-to-operate tractors,” adds Ross. “Combine that with value-added versatility and you’ve got the same performance, reliability and comfort that producers have come to expect from John Deere.”To learn more about the 6E Series tractors, see your John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag. The 6E models will be available in November.last_img read more

Baylor Football: 400-Pound TE LaQuan McGowan Threw Out The 1st Pitch At Last Night’s Rangers Game

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Baylor’s 400-pound tight end LaQuan McGowan created quite a stir when he caught a touchdown in the team’s bowl game against Michigan State last season. He worked at tight end and H-back this spring, and judging by his first pitch effort at last night’s Texas Rangers’ game, he may want to see if Art Briles will let him throw a pass this fall.Mound presence? Baylor’s 400-pound TE LaQuan McGowan throws out the Rangers first pich Friday (via @nick_pants) https://t.co/GsijMk4ize— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 13, 2015Not the cleanest mechanics but not a bad toss from the big man. If he ever actually pitched in a game, he could throw inside with impunity, since it’s doubtful anyone would want to charge the mound against him.last_img

Video: Jameis Winston Delivered A Signature Post-Game Speech After Buccaneers Win Over Cowboys

first_imgJameis Winston gives a post game speech after Cowboys game.Twitter/@TBBuccaneersJameis Winston’s arm is the reason he won a national championship and was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last spring, but while at Florida State, he also became known for his charismatic pre- and post-game speeches.  By the looks of things, that leadership has carried over into the NFL. Winston scored the game-winning touchdown on a bootleg run from one yard out to lift the Buccaneers past the Dallas Cowboys 10-6, and after the game, he gave one of his signature speeches to the team.THAT is a post-win speech! Bring on the #Eagles #LetsGo! pic.twitter.com/po7WdXdsBM— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 16, 2015Winston managed to become the leader of Florida State as a redshirt freshman, and he’s done the same as a rookie with the Buccaneers, which is incredibly impressive.last_img