Jessops launches Click for Clic campaign

first_img Tagged with: Events  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jessops launches Click for Clic campaign Photographic retailer Jessops aims to raise at least £50,000 this year for CLIC – Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood.Jessops launched the campaign by supporting CLIC’s Win a day off work fundraising day on 12 December 2003 in which companies donate extra days holiday to raffle off amongst staff to raise funds. A Pyjama Party Event was held on the day for 500 staff at Jessops Head office in Leicester. The company has already presented the charity with a £5,000 cheque.Jessops is planning further fundraising events both for employees and customers, and will be selling CLIC merchandise through its network of over 250 stores. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 January 2004 | Newscenter_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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jessops’ fundraising include news of the appeal – including a ‘CLIC-ometer’ to report on the appeal’s fundraising total – on its Web site.last_img read more

Russian Navy to expand fleet with 6 new warships in 2018

first_img Photo: Launching of Ivan Antonov in April 2018. Photo: Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard Share this article View post tag: Russian Navycenter_img The Russian Navy is expected to receive six new warships and four repaired ones by the end of 2018, the country’s news agency Tass reported. “Until the end of the year, sailors will get another four constructed and four repaired warships,” Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Defense, was cited by Tass as saying.He added that the United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK) is constructing, repairing and maintaining numerous combat ships under Russia’s armament program.Earlier this year, the Russian Navy’s new Project 23120 logistic support vessel Elbrus completed acceptance trials and was handed over to the navy’s auxiliary fleet.Elbrus is the first of three vessels in the class being constructed at Severnaya shipyard, a subsidiary of the OSK.In addition, the navy’s Project 12700 minesweeper Ivan Antonov was launched at OSK’s Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard last month.The lead ship in this class of minesweepers, Alexander Obukhov, was delivered to the navy in 2016, while the three remaining ships  — George Kurbatov, Vladimir Emelyanov and Yakov Balyayev — are at different stages of construction, as informed by the shipyard.The Russian Navy received a nuclear submarine, three warships, two helicopters and about 50 Kalibr cruise missiles in the first quarter of this year, according to Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.last_img read more

The Appalachian Trail grows (slightly) longer

first_imgThinking about a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2015? We’ve got some bad news…kinda. Your hike just got about four miles longer.The A.T. gained 3.9 miles, bringing its total mileage to 2189.2 miles.Most of this is due to re-measurements rather than actual additions to the trail. In some places, the trail is rerouted or modified due to erosion, slope, or other factors.Every year, the latest mileage and shelter information is updated from volunteers who are constantly improving the trail, with volunteer Daniel Chazin of Teaneck, N.J. leading the efforts since 1983. This year, more than half of the changes in the mileage are in southwest Virginia, with two miles added to the total following a re-measurement by volunteers.Increases were also reported in New York-New Jersey (0.1 mile); central Virginia (0.1 mile); Tennessee-North Carolina (1.5 miles); and North Carolina-Georgia (0.2 mile).last_img read more

Kardashians Are ‘Unbothered’ by Larsa Pippen’s Claims

first_img– Advertisement – She alleged that it was only “10 days later” when the Cleveland Cavaliers player started seeing the Good American cofounder, 36. “I don’t even care. It’s whatever. … I never cared that Khloé was with him after me,” Pippen said.The Kardashians, however, have a different story. Khloé and the NBA player were set up by mutual friend Brandon Jennings, the source tells Us.Kardashians Are Unbothered by Larsa Pippen’s Bombshell InterviewLarsa Pippens Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock“No one remembers Khloé meeting Tristan before that or being introduced to him through Larsa,” the insider says. “Larsa was never dating Tristan. They may have gone out in a group or met up, but they did not date.”“The family thinks she is embarrassing and seeking attention,” the source adds.Pippen shared a cryptic quote about letting go on Thursday, November 12.“Pray, and then let it go. Don’t try and manipulate or force the outcome,” the post read. “Just trust God to open the right doors at the right time. Amen.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Unfazed! The Kardashian family is not bothered by former friend Larsa Pippen’s explosive claims about her fallout with Kim Kardashian and alleged past relationship with Tristan Thompson.“The family thinks Larsa spoke out about this now because she is craving attention,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “And the only attention she got as of late was from being Kim’s best friend and from being on the show.”- Advertisement – Pippen also claimed that she dated Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend, Thompson, 29, before the pair first hooked up.“I was kinda seeing Tristan before Khloé. Before Khloé or any of them knew he existed. I was seeing him, I had him come to L.A., I brought him to a party Kim had. I introduced him to all of them,” Pippen said on Monday after shutting down rumors that she had an affair with the basketball star.- Advertisement – The Real Housewives of Miami alum, 46, detailed her exploits with the famous family during an appearance on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast earlier this week. Pippen blamed her rift with Kardashian, 40, on the social media mogul’s husband, Kanye West.Kardashians Are Unbothered by Larsa Pippen’s Bombshell Interview 2Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West Matt Baron/Shutterstock“If Kanye feels like him and Kim are better without me, then let them be without me. I’m OK with that,” she said on the Monday, November 9, episode. She further claimed that the Yeezy designer, 43, has “brainwashed” his wife and her sisters.The source tells Us that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars are “unbothered” by Pippen’s allegations, noting she “exaggerates.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Syracuse players relive their first dunks

first_imgAlthough 7-foot-2 center Paschal Chukwu said he doesn’t remember his first dunk, his teammates’ eyes widened when recalling their first in-game slam. For most SU players, it came on a breakaway sometime around eighth or ninth grade. Sophomore forward Marek Dolezaj celebrated his first dunk with a special treat: a meal at McDonald’s.Starters aren’t the only ones who relish the slam dunk. Reserve sophomore point guard Howard Washington, who’s redshirting this season, first dunked on a breakaway at an AAU game when he was 14. Sophomore forward Bourama Sidibe dunked for the first time at age 13, his first year playing basketball. Freshman forward Robert Braswell, a two-time South Carolina high school high jump champion, dunked for the first time in ninth grade.“I used one hand and it barely went in,” Braswell laughed. “Track kinda helped my vertical, but people don’t realize it’s not the same on the court.”Players said dunking well requires a good vertical leap, or “hops,” as well as agility, coordination and balance. Squats, calf raises and jumping exercises help, but they said there’s no replacement for natural athleticism and coordination. Assistant coach Allen Griffin, whose first dunk came in eighth grade at a park in Brooklyn, said “It just happens. You don’t prep for a dunk.”Senior point guard Frank Howard’s first dunk was in 2011 at an AAU tournament in Virginia. He was “hype about that,” but shares a similar sentiment to Hughes. Layups are less-showy and just as high-percentage.“When I get a breakaway, I kind of already count it,” Howard said. “I’m onto the next play. Get in and get back. Especially in these tough games, you don’t have time to do much showboating.”But the most precocious dunker for Syracuse is junior guard Tyus Battle. He dunked for the first time in seventh grade. For Battle, safety lies in a power dunk. His first in-game slam attempt was a miss, but he got one on a fast break later in the game and redeemed himself.“I’ve been dunking for a while, so I don’t have to practice,” Battle said. “It’s always a good feeling.” When it comes to dunks, players agree on one thing: The feeling of their first-ever slam was freeing, like riding a bike without training wheels. It’s an accomplishment, a vivid memory players carry with them throughout their career, and beyond. The dunk is the highest percentage “shot” in the game and a surefire crowd-pleaser.Most players don’t remember their first 3-pointer or clutch shot. But every scholarship player on Syracuse can dunk, and almost every player recently recalled their first-ever slam. The dunk has become modern basketball’s signature move.When Syracuse (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) plays at No. 1 Duke (14-1, 3-0) Monday night, the Orange are tasked with containing the best team in the country. They’re also tasked with containing arguably the best player in the country: freshman Zion Williamson, who can dunk from the free-throw line, and is an embodiment of the modern dunker.“A lot of people say a dunk is just two points, but I think it brings more than two points,” said freshman point guard Jalen Carey, who has dunked since age 13. “It might take the heart of the opposing team or gain confidence in your team. It’s a momentum changer.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTony Coffield | Staff PhotographerThe NCAA banned dunking from 1967 to 1976. The dunk was legalized again in Jim Boeheim’s first season as head coach at Syracuse. Since then, children have emulated the shot on small hoops. Basketball’s version of the home run turns into highlight reels on the television and YouTube.Kip Wellman, Syracuse director of basketball operations, first dunked in AAU ball, at Scott County (Kentucky) High School. Kentucky high school coaches preach fundamentals and don’t encourage dunking. Some youth coaches outlaw it, Wellman said, but he had to savor this: a steal, fast break and wide-open half court. He said to himself, “Why not?” and bounded toward the hoop for a slam.The shot also is emblematic of where the game has gone: from an admiration of teamwork and elaborate motion offenses to one of force and dominance. The obsession with dunking doesn’t appear to have an end. Dunking is a full-time job for a some and the NBA has run a slam dunk contest since 1984. Some players joked that there’s only two shots in basketball: the dunk and 3-pointer. They like to throw it down with style, either off a pound dribble or via an alley-oop.Dunking is the closest thing to a surefire two points in the game, but the shot does leave room for error. When players miss a dunk, the result can be a fastbreak on the either end. Just as a big slam sparks the crowd, a missed chance can suck the life out of an arena. Hughes believes concentration is paramount: You need to keep your eye on the rim. Otherwise, you might fall victim to an embarrassing miss.After a recent Oshae Brissett missed dunk, Elijah Hughes gestured a layup motion by raising his right arm in the air, signaling Brissett should have laid up the ball off the glass. Brissett told him, “I know. My bad.”It was a rare miss for Brissett, whom his teammates voted as the team’s most athletic player and best dunker. His first came as a put back at age 16. At first, he could reach, but he didn’t know exactly how to place the basketball in the rim. Now, teammates call him an expert.“I try to just be emphatic every dunk,” Brissett said. “I try to dunk as hard as I can. In a game, you’re not really trying to go for style unless you’re up by 40. Just get up there and dunk it.” Others are late bloomers. Syracuse freshman guard Buddy Boeheim didn’t dunk until he was a junior in high school, two years ago. He had a late growth spurt, and he knows he belongs on the perimeter, where he watches with excitement as teammates perform the most-desired maneuver in the game.“I stay outside and don’t try to dunk too much,” Boeheim said. “Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to slam this year. I’ll have to cherry pick one time.” Published on January 13, 2019 at 10:19 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more