Doctors raise awareness & funds for hospital with charity cook off

first_img  99 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Scotland Melanie May | 25 May 2016 | News  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Three teams of consultants from different departments of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) have raised more than £8,700 for hospital charity Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) by swapping their stethoscopes for chef’s whites.The teams, from Haematology, Spinal Surgery/Respiratory, and Plastic Surgery, took part in an awareness raising Ready, Steady, Cook style event that saw each one cook one course of a three-course meal at the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine, guided by chef Tony Singh (pictured). The venue, ingredients, chefs and drinks for the evening were all donated free of charge, and at the end of the meal, the guests were invited to donate what they thought each course was worth.The event aimed to raise awareness of the hospital’s upcoming move to a new site to a handpicked audience of influencers and supporters. Before each course, a short film of that team’s specialism was shown, explaining what they did and the impact it had on the children they treated. The meal ended with a thank you film that explained the move, and asked the audience for their help in spreading the word.All funds raised will go towards supporting the RHSC’s move to a new, purpose built home at Little France in 2017, for which SKFF has committed to contribute £2.9million in enhancements, patient/family services and therapies.Pippa Johnston, director of fundraising and marketing at SKFF, said:“We need to tell people in Edinburgh and the surrounding area that the hospital is moving to a new site so rather than just raise money, we wanted to use this as a talking event to raise awareness – we achieved both.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Doctors raise awareness & funds for hospital with charity cook off 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.last_img read more

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Credit unions snap up business credit

first_imgBusiness lending at U.S. credit unions has skyrocketed during the past five years while the nation’s community banks have seen that lending line basically flatline, an SNL analysis found.Growth in credit union business loans from the third quarter of 2010 to the third quarter of 2015 was 66.47% while commercial and savings banks of less than $5 billion in assets saw just 0.43% growth during that period. Year-over-year growth at Sept. 30, 2015, was 12.41% at credit unions but only 0.22% at community banks.Both newcomers and experienced do itMany credit unions that have traditionally done business lending continue to make it a core part of their strategy for 2016 and beyond. Meanwhile, some companies that have not offered those loans are now considering it, Pam Easley, president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Extensia Financial LLC, which serves as a strategic adviser to credit unions on business lending, told SNL. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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India Urged to Arrest Sudan’s President by International Criminal Court

first_imgIndia has been urged by the International Criminal Court (ICC)to arrest and hand over Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir when he visits the country this week for a summit in New Dehli India.President Bashir is wanted for charges on genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when he campaigned against the revolution in western Darfur, Sudan. ICC has been trying to apprehend Al Bashir since the arrest warrants were issued in 2009 and 2010 respectively.India will be hosting an India-Africa Summit that will see at least 40 Africa leaders arrive to New Dehli to discuss ways of boosting trade and investent between the two regions.India is not an ICC signatory but being a member of th United Nations, with the UN Security council decision to remove Bashir’s immunity under the International law and pushed for states to corperate.In an email to Thomson Reuters Foundation, the office of ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda stated that States should know it is important not to forget victims who deserve justice for unimaginable atrocities that they have suffered and by India arresting and surrendering ICC suspects, India will contribute to the important goal of ending impunity for the world’s worst crimes.There has not been an official response from the Indian officials however the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told local media “India is fully complaint with its internatonal legal obligations”ICC has asked several nations to arrest the Sudanese president without success, one of them being an ICC signatory South Africa early this year.India is the second largest exporter to Sudan after China– Reuterslast_img read more

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DeSantis to Fox News: Confirmed Virus Cases Likely “Small Fraction of Those Who Have Actually Had It”

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis has outlined what he believes are critical next steps for states that want to be medically secure when they are able to restart their economies following the pandemic.In an interview airing Sunday on Fox News Channel, DeSantis says that his administration has been investing heavily in serological testing, which measures the number of antibodies that are present in a person’s blood when the body is responding to the virus.According to the Florida Department of Public Health, nearly 176,000 Floridians had been tested for the virus as of early Sunday, and almost 19,000 of those are positive.“You see different studies that have been done overseas, and I think that the consensus seems to be emerging that whoever tests positive for it is probably just a small fraction of those who have actually had it,” DeSantis explains. “Because, of course, for people who are in the younger age groups, people who don’t have significant underlying conditions, this could be something that [has] relatively mild symptoms.”The governor goes on to say that at the beginning of the pandemic, many people who were feeling mild flu-like symptoms did not seek medical treatment, and may therefore not be included in the official infection counts.“I think we’ll be able to help us determine how widespread has this been [through antibody testing],” DeSantis adds. “And of course, that then will then inform what we do going forward because the more widespread it is, then I think the less efficacy some of the lockdown policies will ultimately have.”Additionally, DeSantis explains, “In most parts of the state, 90 to 95 percent of people who test, test negative. But then also it gives us data to be able to base decisions on. We need to know how this virus is circulating in various parts of the state.”The interview airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin.”last_img read more

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Jerry Stiller Dead at 92

first_imgAfter a long career performing in comedy routines with his wife Anne Meara, Stiller became known for his role on Seinfeld as Frank Costanza, and as Leah Remini’s father on The King of Queens.### Jerry Stiller, George’s dad on Seinfeld has passed away at age 92. His son, actor Ben Stiller confirmed his father’s death in the early hours of Monday morning on Twitter. Stiller says his father died of natural causes. I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad. pic.twitter.com/KyoNsJIBz5— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 11, 2020last_img read more

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Wisconsin swept by Nittany Lions in top-five matchup

first_imgHeartbreak spread throughout the University of Wisconsin Field House Wednesday as a long-awaited rematch against No.3 Penn State resulted in the Nittany Lions sweeping No.5 Wisconsin in straight sets, 25-17, 25-21, 25-22.Last December, Penn State defeated Wisconsin in the 2013 National Championship match 3-1, winning their fifth championship in seven years. Since then, both teams have studied one another in preparation for this rematch, and it was especially apparent for the Nittany Lions.The first set began in favor of the Badgers with a missed serve from Penn State’s setter, senior Micha Hancock. However, the Nittany Lions sided out on the very next play and proceeded to tally two more points off of kills from both outside hitters junior Megan Courtney and freshman Simone Lee.It was a tug-and-pull battle until an intense rally between the two teams resulted in a Penn State point, which spurred them on to rattle off four points in a row, forcing Wisconsin to call a timeout at a score of 4-9.Serving went back and forth, but Penn State remained the leader for the majority of the first set until a kill by senior outside hitter Ellen Chapman sparked some life into the Wisconsin offense. The Badgers never came within five points of Penn State for the remainder of the set, losing 25-17.Set two picked up right where set one left off. The Badgers allowed Penn State four points, three of which were errors at the net by three different Wisconsin players. This caused Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield to use his first timeout early.Wisconsin spent the rest of the second set playing catch up, until a series of net plays and serving runs by the Badgers began to creep up on the Nittany Lions. A serving run by Wisconsin setter sophomore Lauren Carlini, combined with an intense kill by Chapman, brought the home crowd to its feet with a tie score of 17-17.The tie did not last long, as Penn State’s outside hitter Courtney served for six points to put the Nittany Lions up 23-17. The six-point run consisted of a culmination of accuracy and precision by Penn State’s hitters and errors by Wisconsin.All hope seemed to be lost for the Badgers until a kill by middle blocker, sophomore Haleigh Nelson, gave UW a point from a key side out. A kill by the outside hitter freshman Kelli Bates from the left side, followed by an attacking error by Penn State’s Courtney, seemed to keep hope alive at a score of 24-21 in favor of the Nittany Lions.  But on the next play, outside hitter freshman Ali Frantti cranked a ball off of a Wisconsin block, ending the second set with a score of 25-21 for Penn State. Frantti went on to lead her team and tie her teammate Hancock with nine total kills for the match.Wisconsin came out strong and aggressive in the third set. Chapman began the match with a kill that gave the Badgers some momentum. The next two points belonged to Nelson on two kills of her own, giving the Badgers their largest lead of the entire match, since Hancock’s missed serve at the beginning of the match.The next few plays consisted of long rallies with incredible saves by both teams, causing a steady trade-off of one point a piece. Bates then made a hitting error, which tied the game at six. Immediately after her mistake, Bates pummeled an untouchable ball in the dead center of the court. She finished the match with nine kills, but with an unlikely seven errors, resulting in a .077 hitting percentage for the evening. Many of those errors were blocks by Penn State.“They’re a really solid team from all cylinders,” Bates said. “So I think it’s good to get good competition right off the bat for Big Ten season. We just have to get better.”The Badgers held a close lead in the third set until Frantti smashed down three kills in a row, accompanied by a well-executed tip by Hancock. This gave Penn State the lead for the first time in the set with the score 10-9.After a timeout from Wisconsin, Chapman became the shining star for the offense squashing three kills in just four points, accompanied by a combined block from her teammates, senior outside hitter Courtney Thomas and Nelson, to tie the game for the third time at 12-12. Chapman led the Badgers with 13 kills on Wednesday. However, it was not enough to push the Badgers to a victory.A kill by outside hitter redshirt junior Aiyana Whitney put Penn State ahead 17-16, and Wisconsin never regained the lead again. The third set ended in a tight score of 25-22.“[Penn State was] just better,” Sheffield said. “When we tied it up, they executed. They executed every time we got close.”Penn State seemed to strategically stay away from Wisconsin’s back row star and libero, junior Taylor Morey. Morey ended the game with only nine digs, when she came in averaging 5.56 per set which is the most in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions also shut down Wisconsin’s strongest all-around player in Thomas, who had just one kill.“They were focused in on shutting down the attack back behind,” Sheffield said. “So our slides, and Courtney [Thomas] on that side of the court; they were very determined to do that.”Although this was a difficult loss for the Badgers, the team still exists Wednesday’s match with an overall record of 9-2 and much of the Big Ten season left to play. If Wisconsin continues to improve there may be another Penn State rematch in store for them this season in postseason play.last_img read more

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