£12,500 from Superdry’s carrier bags donated to Trees for Life

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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 £12,500 from Superdry’s carrier bags donated to Trees for Life Howard Lake | 21 July 2016 | News  141 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate environment plastic bag levy Scotland Sales of carrier bags from fashion retailer Superdry’s shops across Scotland have raised £12,500 for conservation charity Trees for Life. It will use the donation to help save Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest and its rare wildlife.Scotland’s 5p charge on carrier bags in stores aims to reduce plastic bag use. Superdry has gone one step further for the environment by ensuring that its bags are made of easily biodegradable paper rather than plastic.Trees for Life’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Micklewright (left) and Paul Thomas, Superdry’s Energy and Environment Manager, with native tree saplings at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate.Superdry’s Energy and Environment Manager Paul Thomas visited Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness, to present the donation and to see some of the practical conservation action being carried out.He said:“We are really proud to be supporting Trees for Life’s restoration of the Caledonian Forest, one of the country’s most iconic but endangered habitats. A healthy environment benefits everyone, and it’s inspiring to support this project which is bringing new life to the wild landscapes of the Highlands.”Although only a fraction of the former Caledonian Forest survives, Trees for Life has planted more than one million trees at dozens of locations, and has created 10,000 acres of new forest. It has pledged to establish one million more trees by planting and natural regeneration by 2018.Trees for Life was selected as the beneficiary charity by a staff vote of Superdry staff.How do you get your charity on the list for the next Superdry staff vote? It seems that Superdry is reviewing its charitable activities at the moment, so it is not clear at present.  142 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Advertisementlast_img read more

Three journalists arrested under new public order and security act

first_img January 30, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists arrested under new public order and security act News Robert Ménard, RSF General Secretary, said: “The authorities made use of the public order and security act passed last month to break up a demonstration and to arrest journalists”. “In what way does a peaceful demonstration by journalists calling for greater press freedom threaten public order and security?”, he asked. “Once more this is just a pretext to attack the independent press,” he added. Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell to go further In the morning, about ten anti-riot police dispersed the demonstrators before arresting the three reporters. According to a police spokesperson, the three were accused of taking part in an “illegal gathering” likely to threaten public order. They are detained in one of the capital‚s police stations. November 12, 2020 Find out more News According to information obtained by RSF, Police in Harare, on 30 January 2002 , arrested Rhodeh Mashavave and Foster Dongozi, of the independent Daily News, and Cornelius Nduna, a journalist with the independent weekly The Standard and a correspondent with the press and audio-visual agency Associated Press Television News. The journalists were taking part in a demonstration, along with around 40 local and foreign media professionals, to protest against the draft information law currently being debated in parliament, that would particularly stifle press freedom. ZimbabweAfrica Help by sharing this information September 1, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail RSF_en Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa In a letter addressed to the Minister of Home Affairs, John Nkomo, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF), a Paris-based press freedom watchdog, has protested against the arrest of three journalists working for independent media in Harare. In a letter addressed to Interior Minister John Nkomo, RSF urged him to take the matter up with the relevant authorities to obtain the immediate release of the three reporters. Reports ZimbabweAfrica News Organisation Follow the news on Zimbabwelast_img read more

New views on Limerick’s revolutionary past

first_imgNewsHeritageNew views on Limerick’s revolutionary pastBy Staff Reporter – August 1, 2018 3626 Previous articleLotsa luck for Limerick familyNext article#PHOTOS All-Ireland glory beckons for Limerick’s magnificent hurlers Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Advertisement Facebook Linkedin New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland WhatsApp Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air center_img Twitter TAGSheritagehistoryLimerick City and CountyMary Immaculate College Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free State soldiers outside Cruise’s Royal Hotel in 1922.Photo: National Library of Ireland.OVER the next five years, Ireland will commemorate the centenaries of seminal, but often difficult and controversial, events.As part of the commemorations, the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) will host a free one-day conference on Limerick during the revolutionary years between 1918 and 1923.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The conference, ‘Limerick 1918-23: New Approaches’ will bring together leading scholars to better understand this important period in Limerick’s and, indeed, the country’s history on Saturday, September 1.According to event organiser and MIC history lecturer Dr Brian Hughes, the conference participants have been working with new themes, methodologies, and sources for history and commemoration of the Irish Revolution.“The research that will be presented reflects some the most recent and innovative additions to our knowledge of the revolutionary period in Limerick and further afield. Contributors will use local, national, and even international perspectives to help us better understand the events of 100 years ago.’The first session of the conference will bring highlight underused or neglected sources for social and political history of the period.Limerick Council Archivist Jacqui Hayes and Limerick Diocesan Archivist David Bracken will highlight material available in local archives that represent the upheaval of the period alongside the everyday lives of those who lived in the city and county.MIC history student, Winnie Davern, will use a collection of private family papers to highlight personal responses to the anti-conscription movement in 1918 while PhD graduate, Dr Seán William Gannon, will look at the experiences of disbanded members of the Royal Irish Constabulary in Limerick in 1922.Maynooth PhD candidate Jack Kavanagh will make innovative use of GIS mapping technology to provide a more detailed picture of Civil War participation and Dr Alexandra Tierney will reflect on the impact of suffrage and independence on the women of Limerick.In the final session, papers by Anna Lively from the University of Edinburgh and Síobhra Aiken from NUI Galway will examine the ways that those involved wrote about their experiences afterwards, in both memoirs and in novels, and how events like the Limerick Soviet have been remembered or, indeed, forgotten.Queen’s University Belfast Professor Fearghal McGarry’s keynote lecture will ask us to think about the history and commemoration of Ireland’s revolution in a global context.Full details at www.mic.ieby Tom [email protected] Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Emaillast_img read more

Movie in the Park

first_img Twitter Twitter Local News The City of Odessa Parks Department has scheduled a free Movie in the Park featuring Aladdin on Friday at San Jacinto Park.The movie is scheduled to begin at dusk (9 p.m.).Other films are scheduled as follows.June 4: Frozen II at UTPB Park.June 18: The Croods at Woodson Park.July 16: Sonic at Lawndale Park.July 30: Tom & Jerry at McKinney Park.Aug. 6: Trolls World Tour at Sherwood ParkParticipants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blanketsVisit tinyurl.com/3vm39v38. Pinterest Pinterest Movie in the Park Previous articleSCHOLAR ATHLETE: Planning pays dividends for HeflinNext articleHot Summer Nights Odessa Americancenter_img TAGSAladdinCity of Odessa Parks DepartmentMovie in the Park WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook By Odessa American – May 20, 2021 last_img read more

High-oil Corn For Feed

first_imgIt’s all over the health news: Cut down on fat. But that’s for people. In farm animals’diets, fat is good. “We’re working with ‘high-oil’ corn,” said Anton Coy, an agronomy researcher withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Thecorn we’re experimenting with has two to three times the oil of regular hybrid cornvarieties.” Pork producers and dairy farmers can grow enough of this crop to feed their animalsfor several months. “There is definitely more potential in the short run for smaller producers,” Jones said. Coy is working to cross two such hybrids. The result is corn that contains about 5percent oil in a large kernel. Such crosses have been studied in the Midwest, but Coy’smain concern is finding hybrids that perform well in Georgia and across the Southeast. The booming poultry industry and pork and dairy farmers all have an interest in thiscrop. This corn does cost more to plant. But the high-oil corn fetches a premium at themarket. Experts figure the extra oil content can raise the value of corn by about 30cents per bushel. “The crop has to have high oil content and a good yield,” Coy said. “At this point,there’s no question that the production system works well. We’re fine-tuning it now forGeorgia farmers.” Farmers add fat to feed rations to help broiler chickens, hogs and dairy cows growfaster, stay healthy and, for cows, produce more milk. This system seems to work best if irrigation systems can provide water when it’sneeded most. Georgia farmers irrigate about half of their corn crop.center_img Rick Jones, a CAES animal scientist, said high-oil corn could prove an advantage forfarmers, especially those who grow their own feed. You may not see the difference in price in your grocery bill, though. The advantage forshoppers is simply that the lower cost to feed animals can help keep meat suppliesstable. When supplies stabilize, so do prices. Fat provides more than twice the calories of the same weight of carbohydrates andprotein. But adding fat to feed increases the cost. That’s something farmers try toavoid. University of Georgia experts, though, say there’s a lower-cost way now to increase thefat content of the feed. So far, the poultry industry is interested, Jones said, but they need millions of bushelsevery week to justify using it in their feed rations. They can’t afford to use it for aweek or two, then go back to regular corn with fat added. Jones said if farmers have to add fat to other ration ingredients, high-oil corn can be abargain. The savings depend on both the market price for corn and feed-grade fat. “The cost of both varies throughout the year,” he said. “But if farmers grow and storetheir own feed, the savings could be even greater.” Most corn hybrids contain about 3 percent oil in a fairly small part of a large, squarishkernel. The rest of the kernel is proteins and starch. Some corn varieties, though,contain more than 12 percent oil in a smaller, rounded kernel.last_img read more

Rohr Leaves out Victor Moses from Corsica Camp

first_img*List Ndidi, Iheanacho, 23 others for friendlyDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Monday made public his list of 25 players for the planned camping programme in France with the exclusion of Victor Moses, Nigeria’s unarguably hottest forward in Europe at the moment.Moses rediscovered his scoring formula after he was converted to a wingback by Chelsea’s Italian gaffer, Antonio Conte.The exclusion of the Chelsea player from the planned friendly with the Corsica senior national team later this month may not be unconnected with the FA Cup final Moses is expected to star for Chelsea against Arsenal on May 27 at Wembley Stadium. Also missing from the list is the duo of Brown Ideye and Odion Ighalo who recently switched to the Chinese Super League. The absence of John Mikel Obi is understandable haven recently went under the knife to get rid of a nagging injury preventing him to be at his best since arriving in the Far East.Injury has effectively ruled out first-choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Championship, leaving home –based Ikechukwu Ezenwa to fight it out with fellow former junior international Dele Alampasu for the slot between the sticks for the friendly game.England-based duo Ola Aina (Chelsea FC) and Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC) have been granted permission to feature for their respective clubs in the English FA Cup final on 27th May before joining the squad in Paris.The three-time African champions will open camp in Corsica on May 24 and then play against the Corsica senior team two days later, before moving camp to Paris, capital of France for the second phase of the training programme ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in June.Nigeria, unbeaten in a competitive game at senior level by South Africa since the Rainbow nation returned to international football 25 years ago, go up against the familiar foes at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, June 10. The Bafana Bafana 2-2 draw against Eagles effectively ended Nigeria’s dream of qualifying for the AFCON 2015 jointly hosted by Equatorial Guinea and GabonTHE FULL LISTGoalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Uche Agbo (CF Granada, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Gijon, Spain); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal)Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United FC)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Olanrewaju Kayode (FC Austria Wien, Austria); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Noah Serenren-Bazee (Hannover 96, Germany); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany); Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC)TO JOIN TEAM IN PARIS AFTER ENGLISH FA CUP FINALOla Aina (Chelsea FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more