A competition has launched that aims to raise £20,000 for a cancer charity by offering people the chance to win £1m in time for Christmas.Andy White and Carl Davies set up the Win One Million Pounds competition after both of them had parents and other family members develop forms of cancer.The entry fee is £2 per ticket with multiple entries allowed, and requires the answering of a multiple choice question. The closing date for entries is December 21st 2017. Entries are limited to 600,000, and if they hit this target they will donate £20,000 to a cancer charity chosen by the winner.If the competition does not meet its goal of selling 600,000 tickets, a draw will still take place with a 20% deduction from the sales going to cover costs and the charitable donation with the whole of the remaining 80% being the prize. Depending on the success of the project, the pair hopes to run the main competition on a regular basis as well as offering free to enter cash prize competitions. 91 total views, 1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 14 September 2017 | News Win a million competition aims to raise £20,000 for cancer charity Tagged with: competition Fundraising ideas 92 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
OceanGate, a provider of manned submersible services has elected Dianna Raedle, CEO and founder of Deer Isle Group to serve on its board of directors“We are pleased to welcome Dianna to our board,” notes Stockton Rush, OceanGate chairman and CEO. “Dianna brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas key to advancing OceanGate’s mission of opening the oceans to manned submersible exploration and research. Her diverse background and understanding of global markets will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow and pursue a growing number of strategic opportunities.”Raedle founded Deer Isle Group, a New York City investment advisory firm, specializing in growth strategies and complex capital solutions with a focus on global markets, emerging markets, with a specialty in advising CEO’s and companies in the financial services, asset management, innovation and technology, real assets, real estate and oil and gas industries. Since founding in 2007 Deer Isle Group has raised over $5 billion in capital through its SEC regulated broker dealer.“I am excited to be part of the OceanGate board” says Dianna Raedle, “I believe that privately-owned manned submersibles capable of reaching depths as great as 4000 meters is a game changer in terms of opening the oceans – one of the last great global unknowns, for human visitation, exploration and potential habitation.”OceanGate recently completed construction of Cyclops 2, a manned-submersible capable of reaching depths as great as 4,000 meters, and the first of its kind that is not government owned. Cyclops 2 is a research class vessel used to conduct undersea missions such as site inspections, environmental assessments, equipment testing, sonar mapping and data collection. In June 2018, Cyclops 2 will be used to conduct the first manned submersible to the RMS Titanic wreck site and debris field since 2005.
LifeSiteNews 13 March 2015Lawmakers in Texas, Kentucky, and Minnesota have introduced bills that would require public schools to protect students from local transgender bathroom laws.The “Kentucky Student Privacy Act,” introduced by State Senator C.B. Embry Jr., R-Morgantown, requires all people to use bathrooms designated for the biological sex of their birth. Additionally, students who “encounter a person of the opposite biological sex in a bathroom or locker room” can sue schools for $2,500 “if staff have allowed it or failed to prohibit it,” reports The Courier-Journal.The bill, which has passed the state Senate, is similar to one that has homosexual activists in Texas crying foul.Texas HB 2801, introduced by state Rep. Gilbert Pena, R-Pasadena, requires “only persons of the same biological sex may be present at the same time in any bathroom, locker room, or shower facility in a building owned by the district.”While schools have some flexibility regarding facilities for transgender students, the Texas bill — one of three introduced this session, according to the LGBT activist blog TowleRoad — would also allow students to sue for $2,000 plus associated legal costs if transgender students are found in the wrong facilities.TowleRoad called this the equivalent of “the bill…[placing] a on the heads of transgender students.”https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/three-states-move-to-protect-children-from-transgender-bathroom-and-locker
Salem, IN—A Scottsburg man was shot and killed by police on Wednesday afternoon.The Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg were dispatched to the area of the Washington County Fairgrounds in Salem after a report of an officer-involved shooting involving Salem city police officers.ISP detectives assumed the investigation upon arriving on-scene at the request of the Salem Police Department and were assisted by officers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.The initial evidence and investigation reveal that shortly before 2 p.m., two Salem City Police officers arrived on fairgrounds property to investigate a suspicious person call involving a male subject. Officers eventually located the subject, now identified as Mark A. Naugle, 53, Scottsburg, Indiana, standing in the creek which borders the property. During the encounter, Naugle approached the officers brandishing a hammer and refused repeated commands to drop the hammer and stop approaching, prompting at least one Salem police officer to fire their weapon, striking and killing Naugle.Both police officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is customary in police-involved shootings.This investigation is ongoing, including an autopsy, and more information will be released as it becomes available. Once the preliminary investigation has been completed, all information will be turned over to the Washington County Prosecutor for review.