TEAM BELL: Local ladies raising funds for St. Jude’s

first_imgSkip “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers hope in the darkest of situations,” she said. “After hearing Candy talk about childhood cancer on such a personal level, we decided to host an annual fundraising event for Team Bell on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. We want to promote the event so that it will grow and more funds will be raised in support of St. Jude that is giving hope to so many children and so many families.”Donations are being accepted for Team Bell and checks should be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.For more information on how funds may be donated through Team Bell, call Ford at 334-372-5023. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Email the author “Team” seems to be the byword of the season. Everybody has a favorite team – Troy, Auburn or Alabama. But, there’s a new team in town – Team Bell and it’s made up of ladies who are committed to raising funds in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Amanda Ford said the idea for the Team Bell actually came out of the interest to know more about St. Jude Children Research Hospital and, who better, than Candice Howard-Shaughnessy to tell the story?“Candy has been closely involved with St. Jude for seven years or more,” Ford said. “She has a relative whose child was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her mother, a teacher, had a child in her class who was diagnosed with cancer. We all know about St. Jude and the good that it does in treating childhood cancers. It’s also a research hospital. But to hear about St. Jude from Candy would make it more personal.”A group of ladies gathered at B Graves to hear the story of Bell and how it has impacted Shaughnessy’s life. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell “Candy has been raising funds for St. Jude in honor and memory of Bell by running in the Memphis Marathon,” Ford said. “She works with the children’s ministry at her church and has helped raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. So she is very involved with fundraising efforts in support of the fight against childhood cancers.”Ford said the cost per day for providing care for the young cancer patients at St. Jude is $2.4 million.“That’s why fundraising is so important in continuing to provide that level of care,” she said. The ladies who gathered at B Graves listened intently to Bell’s story, Ford said, and realized to an even greater degree how childhood cancers impact the lives of so many. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 4:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Latest Stories Leaving a legacy: Hamlin contributes with leg and character As strong of a right leg as Goshen High senior place kicker Dawson Hamlin has, it is through his maturity,… read more Local ladies are teaming up to raise funds for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital and aid their fight against childhood cancers. The women who have joined “Team Bell”heard from local resident Candy Shaughnessy at B. Graves Monday on how childhood cancer has personally affected her life. To find out how to donate, call Amanda Ford at 334-372-5023. By The Penny Hoarder TEAM BELL: Local ladies raising funds for St. Jude’s Sponsored Content You Might Like Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Terry Allen Jackson

first_imgTerry Allen Jackson, 73, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and formerly Aurora, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.He was born October 14, 1943 in Aurora, IN and graduated from Aurora High School. Terry served his Country as a member of the United States Navy. He worked as a Boiler Operator for Henkel Chemical Company for over 30 years, and married his wife Jacqueline Sue HastingsHe was a member of Hebron Lutheran Church, Hebron KY, Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge and Southeastern Indiana Shrine Club. He participated in fund raising, including serving at the steak dinners held by the Shrine club. Terry also drove the van to take children to Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, and later organized the runs for the hospital. He loved to fish, tell jokes, was an IU Basketball fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was especially close to his grandson, Aaron. Terry was a kind and gentle man who served his fellow man not only through his military service and later through the work with the Shriners. He was a great example to all who knew him and he will be sadly missed.Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Jackson, Son, Michael (Cindy) Allen Jackson, grandchild, Aaron Michael Jackson.He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bonnie Oatman.Friends will be received Friday, November 4, 2016, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church Saturday at 11:00 am.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana 47025. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Greensburg road work set to begin in April

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation say contractors will begin work in April on an $11.7 million project to resurface portions of State Road 3 and U.S. 421 in Greensburg and extend the service life of multiple bridges.Pavement will be resurfaced on S.R. 3 from Muddy Fork Sand Creek to I-74 and U.S. 421 from S.R. 3 to I-74.Bridge decks at S.R. 3 over Muddy Fork Sand Creek and over I-74 and County Line Rd. over I-74 will receive an overlay.Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and use extra caution while driving in the work zones.Intermittent lane closures on State Road 3 will begin on or after Monday, April 1 between West County Road 425 South (6 miles north of Westport) and West County Road 400 North (2 miles north of Greensburg) and between I-74 and East County Road 300 North.Lane closures will also be in place on U.S. 421 between I-74 and Park Street.last_img read more

Healing Africa’s broken hearts

first_imgFreedom fighter Albertina Sisulu celebrated her91st birthday and the opening of the Sheika AlJalila House in Johannesburg. (Image: http://www.wspcc.org.za/.) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lee-Ann Poon Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa +27 11 208 5500 RELATED ARTICLES •Zuma: a more prosperous nation •SA heritage comes home •Booster for child health in SA •Mandela’s African tales fight AidsNosimilo Ndlovu Africa’s young hearts celebrated life with freedom fighter Albertina Sisulu, at both her 91st birthday party and the opening of the Sheika Al Jalila House in Johannesburg.Mama Sisulu, as she is affectionately known in South Africa, celebrated her birthday on 21 October with family and young heart patients from poor areas of Africa. These youngsters have received life saving heart operations at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA) in Sunninghill, north of Johannesburg, where the celebrations were held.WSPCCA, based at Netcare’s Sunninghill Hospital, is a 16-bed paediatric cardiac intensive care unit established in 2003 by Dr Robin Kinsley, head of cardiothoracic surgery at the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital. Kinsley is South Africa’s most experienced paediatric cardiac surgeon.The centre’s highly qualified and experienced paediatric cardiac team carries out corrective surgical and interventional procedures on babies and children – giving hope to thousands of neonates, infants and children who would otherwise not survive.Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan, a global patron of the centre, was also there to celebrate with the Sisulu family and to officiate at the opening of the Sheikha Al Jalila House, named after her daughter.Princess Haya and Lungi Sisulu, son of the veteran couple, officially opened the house, which stands across the road from the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital. This facility, the princess’s gift to Mama Sisulu, will accommodate parents of children receiving heart operations at the centre.These families sometimes travel across vast regions of the African continent to seek life-saving medical treatment. In the past, parents stayed in rented accommodation paid for by the WSPCCA.Princess Haya saw the need for a home away from home and donated money to the project, and now parents can stay at the hospital with their children for as long as they like and then simply walk across the road to rest.Freedom stalwartFormer president Nelson Mandela congratulated his long-time friend and fellow ANC stalwart on her 91st birthday.Although Mandela was not able to attend Sisulu’s birthday party, he sent her a personal note in which he praised her achievements. The note was read out by the centre’s president Lungi Sisulu during the celebrations.“Be assured that your role in our country’s struggle for freedom and your impact on so many lives will never be forgotten,” wrote Mandela. “There are very few people in the world as old as we are now – reaching your 91st is a singular achievement and we celebrate with you.”Ongoing legacyAt the funeral of anti-apartheid activist Walter Sisulu in May 2003, Mandela gave a heartfelt speech in which he described Sisulu as a great South African and champion of the youth. Mandela added that such a man needed a true living memory – not a statue, which is a piece of cement, but an ongoing legacy.Dr Kinsley felt that there could be no better way to commemorate Walter Sisulu than by treating the sick children of Africa and sending them back to their countries to fulfil their potential as leaders of tomorrow.He approached the Sisulu family and met with daughter Lindiwe, who toured the facility at a time when 10 babies, each from a different African country, were admitted.The family agreed that it would be very appropriate for the facility to carry Walter Sisulu’s name, and Mama Sisulu expressed the desire that Nelson Mandela open the centre as a tribute to his late friend. On 7 November 2003 the Nobel peace laureate did just that, and has since become the centre’s patron.As a retired nurse Mama Sisulu is extremely supportive and visits the centre regularly. At her request, many of the little patients return for a check-up 6-9 months after their discharge.House of HopeAccording to the WSPCCA, South Africa sees about 5 000 babies born each year with serious holes in their heart walls, defective heart valves or other congenital heart defects.About 95% of these defects can be corrected through surgery. But because of financial constraints and a lack of resources, only about 20% of these children get the surgery they need. The remaining 80% die.In the US, 1 222 patients per million of the population have open-heart surgery. In Africa only 19 people in each million have the benefit of such procedures, with the majority of these operations being performed in South Africa.When measured as cost per added year of life, paediatric cardiac surgery is amongst the most cost-effective forms of medical treatment. Fewer than 30% of South African children and less than 1% of children throughout Africa are able to undergo these life-saving operations. The rest die, despite the fact that 95% of heart defects in babies and young children can be successfully treated.The WSPCCA came into being to address this inequality and to give hope to the cardiac children in both South Africa and Africa at large.last_img read more

The changing face of Soweto

first_imgOnce a dusty, dry and forgotten dormitory for South Africa’s “city of gold”, Soweto is staking its claim to Johannesburg’s riches.The Orlando Towers have become a main attraction in Soweto, mainly for the extreme-sports activities taking place there. (Image: South African Tourism Flickr)Brand South Africa ReporterOnce a dusty, dry and forgotten dormitory for South Africa’s “city of gold”, Soweto is staking its claim to Johannesburg’s riches. At the same time, it is becoming a vibrant, sustainable and economically active city in its own right.Street hawkers unpacking their stock on the side of the road, pedestrians walking to and from work, taxis hooting for passengers and schoolchildren laughing as they walk to school – this is a typical morning in Soweto.Over the years, Soweto has risen from the apartheid era rubble to being one of South Africa’s main tourist destinations. The township has transformed; once consisting of mainly matchbox houses and dusty roads, today it has middle class and even upper class housing.A number of high-rise buildings, malls and shopping centres can also be spotted, another feature that contributes greatly to the changing look of the area.The streets are tarred and most households have access to running water and electricity. Yet a united community is still embraced, and the principle “it takes a whole village to raise a child” is still applied in many parts.And there is a concerted effort to green the once dusty brown area. According to the City of Joburg’s Region D manager for programmes and strategy, Lali Mohlabane, in the last financial year, three mini-parks in Naledi, Meadowlands and Freedom Park were built.LufherengDevelopment is keeping pace. Progress is steadily being made on the Lufhereng project, a mixed-use, mixed-income township situated west of Dobsonville. Already, families have moved into more than a thousand RDP houses. Once complete, it is expected to yield 24 500 homes, with schools, clinics, sports fields and recreational amenities making up a sustainable community.The project will include a significant component of urban agriculture, through small-scale intensive urban agriculture open-field plots, hydroponic farming units and fish breeding schemes.Soweto TheatreMeanwhile, 30% of construction is completed on the long-awaited Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, the first of its kind for a South African township. When complete, the theatre will comprise a 420-seat main venue with an end stage, furnished with wings and buttresses; two smaller venues of 180 and 90 seats; an indoor foyer serving all three venues; multilevel change rooms; storage rooms; and a greenroom.“We are expecting it to be finished by November this year, if all goes according to plan,” Mohlabane said. “The theatre will provide job opportunities for artists, actors, waiters and waitresses and cleaning staff.”The building of the Soweto Theatre is part of a fully fledged business and residential node planned for the suburb of Jabulani, which will include cluster homes, a technikon and a fire station.The precinct will have a R320-million shopping mall, the 300-bed Jabulani Provincial Hospital, and a residential area with three- to five-storey walk-up apartment blocks. Unit prices are expected to range between R300 000 and R500 000.Orlando EkhayaIn 2010, Heroes Bridge was completed at Orlando Ekhaya, a complex under construction in the Sowetan suburb of Power Park. The complex will take up 300 hectares of land, consisting of 30 000 square metres of retail and office space, in the possible seven floors to be created in the power station building. Some 60ha of land is to be allocated to conservation space.There are to be three levels of shops and restaurants within the old power station, with a townhouse complex behind it, and a bird sanctuary and a walkway around the dam, with jetties for water sports.The development will link the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus across the road, in particular with the distinctive koppies behind the main campus, where trails are laid out.Other developments in the region include an emergency shelter in Tladi, and Rea Vaya, the flagship Bus Rapid Transit public transport system.“Rea Vaya came and changed the whole aesthetic structure of Soweto,” Mohlabane said. “The people are really using the buses so we cannot complain in that regard.”Soweto is also home to the world’s biggest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Diepkloof. In addition, there are a number of provincial hospitals and City clinics. There are two private clinics, Tshepo-Themba Clinic in Meadowlands and Lesedi Clinic in Diepkloof.And there is the four-star Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square in Kliptown and a number of bed-and-breakfasts. Along the famous Vilakazi Street, there are well-known restaurants, including Nambitha and Sakhumzi.ChallengesThough the region continues to make significant progress, there are still minor issues that are a continual thorn in the side of its administrators, including: illegal dumping, decaying buildings, blocked sewages and rehabilitation of streets.“To a large extent, communities are to blame for not using properly the equipment that the City has entrusted them with,” Mohlabane said. “Take illegal dumping, for an example; there really is no reason for it, because each household was given a 340-litre bin and our people from Pikitup collect waste on a weekly basis without fail.”Soweto – Johannesburg’s Region D – comprises of a number of suburbs, including: Diepkloof, Meadowlands, Freedom Park, Devland, Naturena, Meredale, Dobsonville, Greater Soweto and parts of Protea Glen. Dominating languages in the region are Zulu, Xhosa, seSotho and Tswana.According to Mohlabane, a large part of Soweto’s economy is informal. “A lot of people in this area who are unemployed operate some kind of informal businesses from their homes or street corners.”Source: City of JohannesburgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Faf du Plessis warning to England debutant Tom Westley

first_imgEngland’s new batsman, Tom Westley, has been promised a debut to remember when he makes his first test appearance in Thursday’s third test against South Africa at The Oval.The 28-year-old Essex player, batting at number three in place of the injured Gary Balance, will take confidence from his century for the England Lions in their recent warm-up game against the tourists.But South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has warned him the game at The Oval will be a whole new experience.”Well done to him for getting a 100 previously but I can promise you the intensity of a warm-up game versus a Test match is totally different,” Du Plessis said on Wednesday.”He will be playing against a different attack.”One of the biggest threats Westley faces will be 22-year-old paceman Kagiso Rabada, back in the South Africa team having missed their 340-run second test win at Trent Bridge through suspension, after swearing at England’s Ben Stokes in the opening match at Lord’s.”I’m excited to see what KG is going to bring to this game,” said Du Plessis. “With the time off, as a player it makes you a little bit hungry again, and the fact that we have done well in the previous game will add to his motivation.”If the weather is like this, will be a bit bowling friendly so I assume he will be raring to get that ball in his hand.”The match at The Oval will be the venue’s 100th test. The four game series is currently tied at 1-1.advertisementlast_img read more

QSST PHOTOS AVAILABLE FROM SPORTING IMAGES

first_imgSporting Images have released photographs on their website from the QSST Open State Championships held at the Gold Coast Touch Association’s Owen Park fields from 27-29 April 2007.To access the photographs please visit the Sporting Images website at: www.sportingimages.com.aulast_img

a month agoRodgers hails Leicester supporters after Spurs win

first_imgRodgers hails Leicester supporters after Spurs winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers hailed the supporters for the atmosphere they created during Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium.The Foxes fell behind on 29 minutes when Harry Kane converted, despite Wilfred Ndidi having a goal disallowed by VAR early on.Serge Aurier also had a strike ruled out in the second period, and that provided City with the boost they needed, as Ricardo Pereira levelled on 69 minutes.Inspired by the equaliser, James Maddison went on to score a stunning winner to send the Foxes second in the Premier League standings.“It was a great game,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “There was real emotion in the stadium and when I think of Leicester, that’s the type of game I think about – that intensity, that aggression.“The crowd was amazing for us and I thought we played very, very well and deserved the three points. [It was] action-packed, but it was a very, very good team performance.“We needed to start the game with that intensity, and I think the crowd then sense our appetite and our aggression in the game. Then, of course, different things happen in the game.“We had a goal disallowed and they then get in front. I thought the players then, in the second half, showed a really good resilience and focus and of course, they had a goal then disallowed as well.“But our reaction to get back into the game… we changed system in the game to try and be even more aggressive in attack, and it worked well for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer confident going to Newcastle

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer confident going to Newcastleby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic they can win at Newcastle and end their long wait for an away win stretching back to Paris Saint-Germain in March.However, he knows there will be no favours from his former teammate Steve Bruce who is already under pressure after a difficult start at Newcastle.”I do feel it’s going to come,” said the United boss. “There’s no point me talking about it. I’ll get your questions until we do win. If we don’t we’ll get this on Sunday as well.”We are a team that can be set up well to play away from home. Sometimes you can play on the counter. We didn’t really get the counter-attacks as we wanted to (against Alkmaar).”As managers we don’t want to give anyone any favours when we play each other. Brucey’s going to set up a team to win, and I’m going to set up a team to try to win. It’s a great stadium to play at. We’re looking forward to the game, and hopefully we’ve got many players fresh for Sunday.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Public Presentation Consideration for Moose in Forest Management

first_imgThe event takes place Thursday, February 21st, 7 pmAt the LIDO Theatre, 10156 – 100 Ave FSJThis is a free event and no registration required.A link to the University online presentation CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dr. Roy Rea, Senior Laboratory Instructor at UNBC will be the featured guest presenter for an evening presentation, ‘You Cannot Love Softwoods and Hate Hardwoods.’Those who are interested in learning more about considerations for moose in forest management are invited to attend this presentation and discussion by the Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute at UNBC and with their partners.The presentation will take a look at forestry practices and consider the concept of ‘not only how much is taken from the forest yet how much is left behind’ and how this would benefit moose and other animal species.last_img read more