GM Daewoo donates 100 cars to NCH worth £1 million

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 December 2003 | News 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. Motor manufacturer GM Daewoo has donated 100 Tacuma family MPVs to children’s charity NCH, worth over £1 million, to be used by NCH projects around the country.The donation marks the start of ‘Driving change for children’, a partnership between GM Daewoo and NCH in 2004 which will run for at least 12 months. Around 80 Daewoo retailers will be organising fundraising events during the year for the charity.The partnership also involves a charity vehicle auction on eBay. Daewoo is auctioning a Kalos 1.2 Xtra five-door family hatchback online to raise funds for NCH. The car is worth £6,995 but widding will start at just £1. The auction will run for one week. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Trading GM Daewoo donates 100 cars to NCH worth £1 million  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

U.S. Joins Lawsuit Against Inchcape Services

first_img View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Joins Lawsuit Against Inchcape Services Authorities View post tag: Inchcape Shipping Services View post tag: US Government The United States government announced today that it has joined a lawsuit alleging that Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited, a UK-based marine services provider, violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Navy for ship husbanding services from years 2005 to 2014.As a ship husbanding services provider, Inchcape arranged for the provision of goods and services to Navy ships at ports in several regions throughout the world, including southwest Asia, Africa, Panama, North America, South America and Mexico.Inchcape’s services typically included the provision of food and other subsistence items, arrangement of local transportation, waste removal, telephone services, ship-to-shore transportation and force protection services.The lawsuit, which was unsealed today, alleges that Inchcape knowingly overbilled the Navy by submitting invoices that overstated the quantity of goods and services provided, billed at rates in excess of applicable contract rates and double-billed for certain goods and services.The U.S. Navy announced in November 2013 a decision to suspend Inchcape Services from Federal Government contracting. The Navy based this decision “upon evidence of conduct indicating questionable business integrity”.Image: Inchcape November 19, 2015 U.S. Joins Lawsuit Against Inchcape Services Share this articlelast_img read more

From nasty to poisonous

first_imgUniversity of Georgia horticulturalist Paul Thomas can’t think ofany common gift plants that are necessarily poisonous — most ofthe poisonous plants are those cut for Christmas decorations. Hecan, however, think of one that will light a child’s or pet’smouth on fire.Ornamental peppers sold around the holidays come in merry whiteand Christmas red. And these, he said, are usually bred from someof the hottest peppers on the market.“They can be, and often are, flaming, wish-you-were-dead hot,”Thomas said. Peppers can add interest to a table or garden area. But, anyonewho has children should purchase them with caution.“Keep in mind, if you decided to go with ornamental peppers, thatthey’re not going to kill a child, but you’re going to have avery unhappy baby or child if they eat them,” Thomas said.“They’re not going to understand they bit into a hot pepper.They’re just going to panic.”The best solution, as with any plant, is to keep them out of thereach of children.Poisonous plantsParents and others who may have children over for the holidaysshould watch out for a few plants commonly used as decorationthat are poisonous. These include amaryllis, calla lilies,English ivy, mistletoe, holly, juniper, lantana and yew,according to the UGA Extension publication “Poisonous Plants inthe Landscape” (pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubs/PDF/C957.pdf).Poisonous parts include:• Amaryllis – the bulbs and seeds• Calla lily – all parts• English ivy – leaves, stem and fruit• Holly – berries• Juniper – berry-like seeds• Lantana – fruit• Mistletoe – berries• Yew – berries and foliage“The term poisonous does not imply that the plant is fatal,” saidGary Wade, a UGA Extension horticulturist. “Some plants may beonly mildly toxic and may cause stomach ache or mild irritationof the mouth and throat when ingested.”Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to poison, he said.Keep an eye on what children, especially babies, are chewing on,and keep them away from plants.In case of a poison emergency or to get poison information,always keep the Georgia Poison Center number near your telephone.They can be contacted at (800) 222-1222 or (404) 616-9000. Forgeneral information, visit georgiapoisoncenter.org.If a poisoning occurs and the person is having trouble breathing,experiencing seizures or won’t wake up, call 9-1-1 immediately. Pretty poinsettiasPoinsettias, despite their reputation, aren’t poisonous, Thomas said.“They won’t even make a cat, dog or a child sick if they do eat aleaf or get sap on their skin,” Thomas said.Some people will itch when they come in contact with poinsettias.This is because they’re having an allergic reaction to the latexfound in the plants.Poinsettia sap can be irritating if it gets in the eyes or onsensitive skin. If this happens, wash the affected areaimmediately with water.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball roundtable: Late-season slide, expectations and whether SU could make an NCAA Tournament run

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm Syracuse’s (19-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) season was put on hiatus by Pittsburgh. Now, the Orange will have to wait until Sunday to find out whether it will get a bid to the NCAA Tournament.In the meantime, beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman discuss three questions surrounding SU.What is responsible for Syracuse’s late-season slide?Sam Blum: It’s not like Syracuse has been playing cupcake games. Five-of-six losses include two to Pittsburgh, on the road at Louisville and North Carolina and Florida State. So while there were maybe one or two wins to be had, it’s not like the team had any awful losses there. That said, this isn’t the same team when it’s playing its best. I’ll give you two reasons why the team has been struggling. Tyler Roberson and Trevor Cooney. There have been games when they both don’t show up, and that can’t happen, especially when you have a guy like Malachi Richardson that is so hot and cold.Jesse Dougherty: More than anything, I just think it’s the law of averages. Syracuse, for this whole season, has been reliant on the 3 with only fairly consistent shooters and crossing its fingers for “good enough” frontcourt play on a game-by-game basis. Sure, the Orange’s talent helped it to some pretty impressive wins this season, but the overlying sentiment is that this team finished .500 in ACC play and looks very much like a .500 ACC team. It may seem like it’s easy to say that now, but you could look all day and then realize that SU really doesn’t have that defining factor that makes OK teams pretty good, or pretty good teams good. That’s probably at the center of its reeling NCAA Tournament hopes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatt Schneidman: The old demons came back to haunt Syracuse and it was the rebounding ghosts of Syracuse past that were to credit for losing five out of the last six games. In the Orange’s five losses at the end of the season, it was outrebounded by a combined 53 boards. Tyler Roberson dissipated down the stretch and who would’ve guessed that Syracuse’s by far and away best rebounder in its ACC tournament game would’ve been Dajuan Coleman? There was a time where the Orange had put its deficiencies on the glass in the past, and yes, SU did win the rebounding battle against Pitt on Wednesday, but it’s certainly the reason for its treacherous late-season slide.Has Syracuse underperformed this season?S.B.: Yes, definitely. This team is one win away from being an NCAA Tournament lock. Pick any game SU lost. If that loss was a win, then the Orange would be in. The reason the answer is a yes is because we’ve seen that Syracuse is a capable NCAA Tournament team. It can hang with basically anyone. And if that’s the case and the Orange isn’t in, then that’s a pretty disappointing failure.J.D.: No. If anything I think Syracuse has outperformed itself in a lot of ways. In conference play, the only game Syracuse lost that it really should have won was at home against Clemson on Jan. 5 (and yes, Jim Boeheim wasn’t coaching), and I’d say that’s really impressive given the team’s evident deficiencies. For most of its critical games, the Orange played a 6-foot-8 freshman at center and ran the same high ball screen for the same player at the same spot on the floor. SU was good at times despite being predictable all the time, and for flashes this year it looked like it would run away with a Tournament bid that it probably doesn’t deserve on a sheer talent and depth level.M.S.: I wouldn’t say Syracuse has underperformed this season since we knew it’d be a rough year down low with the loss of Rakeem Christmas. Cooney himself has underperformed, I’d say, but Gbinije and Richardson made up for that by exceeding expectations in their respective positions. The season was “meh” for Syracuse in general, which is what the feeling was heading in with a Boeheim suspension looming and no formidable big bodies to challenge the ACC’s best of Brice Johnson, Anthony Gill and others.If Syracuse makes the NCAA Tournament, what is this team’s ceiling as far as a run in the tournament goes?S.B.: All you need to do is get in. If Syracuse can hang with North Carolina on the road not playing its best game, it can do anything. It could get blown out by Wichita State or Dayton. It could make a Final Four run, and anything in between. Something tells me getting in will give this team second life. But then again, a must-win game on Wednesday wasn’t enough to inspire that win.J.D.: Very low. If Syracuse ends up in a play-in game, it would be hard to pick it to win with the way the end of the season has gone. Same goes for a Round of 64 game, and then the limit would be the Round of 32 for me. No magical Sweet 16 run this year — not enough horses, not enough size, not enough of a lot of things.M.S.: The ceiling would probably be winning two games before bowing out. That would even be a stretch for a team that hasn’t shown consistent outside shooting of late that’s needed to string together wins in March. Gbinije carrying the offense won’t be enough, and he, Cooney and Richardson have rarely all been turned on in the same game this season. The Orange will be lucky to get in the field in the first place, but don’t expect them to make a magical run if Boeheim and Co. happen to sneak in. Commentslast_img read more

Court rules FUFA elections to go ahead August 5

first_imgHowever, Justice Wolayo declined to agree with these fans and explained that the elected candidates can always be thrown out of office if court finds out in the main case that their election was based on irregularities.She then ordered Bazanye and others to pay costs to FUFA president Magogo, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and the National Council of Sports .Share on: WhatsApp FUFA president Magogo.Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application that had sought to suspend the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) presidential elections on August 5, 2017.Justice Henrietta Wolayo based her ruling on the fact that grass root elections are already in advanced stages.Three FUFA fans led by Edwin Bazanye wanted the elections halted on grounds that their case challenging the FUFA electoral laws and guidelines issued by the National Council of Sports (NCS) will be rendered useless since they will have to await for another four years for the presidential term to lapse.The fans had also challenged the fact that the current president Moses Magogo is re-contesting unopposed .last_img read more