AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 18 September 2018 | News Ahoy there me hearties! Pirate impressions raise pounds for charity Tagged with: corporate Events Fundraising ideas 168 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 With International Talk Like a Pirate Day taking place this Wednesday (19 September), online casino site bgo.com is pledging to donate £5 to charity for every entry submitted in a competition to find the best pirate impersonator.The competition, Pirate Factor, is a parody of the X Factor and has been launched to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It aims to find the UK’s best pirate impersonator, a person that knows their ‘aarrrs’ from their ‘yo ho hos’ for the chance to raise money for charity, win a pirate hat and the glory of being the UK’s best pirate.Those wishing to enter must submit a voice clip of their best pirate impression to Pirate Factor, where there is also an option to include a photo of themselves in their pirate gear. Clips are uploaded for all to listen to, with a public vote for the best impersonation.In support of the day and the competition, bgo.com has pledged to donate £5 per entry submitted to the website, up to £5,000, with 80% of the donations going to the competition winner’s charity of choice, and the remaining 20% to GamCare.International Talk Like a Pirate Day was invented by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995. The official International Talk Like a Pirate Day page now has over 134,000 likes on Facebook, while according to a recent survey conducted by bgo over a third (36%) of people asked said they will be celebrating the day.Historian and authority on pirates, Angus Konstam said:“International Talk Like a Pirate day is a success because it taps into all the things that make pirates so appealing to us all, regardless of our age. Forget the realities of historical piracy for a minute – this is all about celebrating their sense of adventure, their rebellious nature and their freedom from authority. Add in a heady mixture of fictional pirates, with their eye patches, wooden legs, parrots and strange ways of talking and you’ve got a celebration just about anyone can have fun with.” 167 total views, 3 views today Advertisement 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.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Just in time for Women’s History Month and the annual International Women’s Day comes Equal Means Equal, a film that speaks to the economic and social issues that still impact women today.The documentary follows director/actress/activist Kamala Lopez as she traverses the United States to tell stories of gender inequality from not only women’s rights activists but women from all walks of life.Among the high-profile names featured in the film are Patricia Arquette and feminist icon Gloria Steinem.Lopez takes viewers into the lives of four generations of women, highlighting such issues as wage discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, reproductive health, female poverty, international women’s rights, domestic violence, and more.The issues discussed in the film remain hugely relevant. Thousands of women rallied on March 7 in commemoration of International Women’s Day and parallel events dubbed “A Day Without A Woman” to bring attention to the economic importance of women in society.The documentary, which was released March 1, also come less than two months after hundreds of thousands of women marched nationwide the day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the largest of them being the anchor march in Washington, D.C.The event is co-presented with the American Association of University Women (AAUW).Not only will the audience get to watch the documentary in full but several speakers will also be on hand to discuss various issues, including: Anita Halasz, executive director of Long Island Jobs With Justice; Julie Loven, VP of membership for the North Shore AAUW; and Diane Haney, a retired special education teacher and past president of North Shore AAUW and AAUW New York State.Equal means Equal will be played at Cinema Arts Centre on Sunday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. $7 members, $12 pubic. cinemaartscentre.org
Jeremy Vuolo wavered for a split second. One tiny instance of uncertainty, and it cost him. He couldn’t beat South Florida’s Hasani Sinclair to the ball. ‘I hesitated for a second,’ Vuolo said. ‘We were both sprinting toward the ball, and he got a touch right before I got there. So I just couldn’t really stop, and there was a collision.’ Just like the old cliché: He who hesitates is lost. And Vuolo was lost. He still is. Literally. Syracuse’s 6-foot-3, 200-pound goalkeeper received a red card and a one-game suspension for his collision with Sinclair, and the Bulls were awarded a penalty kick. Vuolo was replaced by sophomore Ryan Jones, but Sinclair buried his shot. Beginning with that penalty in the 78th minute, the Orange allowed USF to score three times in a span of 7:18. In a heartbeat, the game ballooned into an ugly 4-0 loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That horrific span of 7:18 is only a part of what Syracuse (1-5-3, 0-1-1 Big East) must overcome when it steps back onto the field Wednesday night at home against Colgate (5-1-3). The Orange will also be without its captain, Vuolo, who must serve his suspension for the red card. Though South Florida was SU’s toughest test of the season, that role is now played by Colgate. The Raiders are the first ranked team the Orange will play this season, after Colgate assumed the No. 24 national ranking earlier this week. Syracuse needs an improved performance in its last non-conference game to set the tone for the remainder of its Big East schedule. ‘Coming off a 4-0 loss, it’s given a lot of outside people the perception that we might not be that good,’ SU midfielder Nick Roydhouse said. ‘But as a team, we know we are a lot better. It would be nice to prove to ourselves that we can come out with a win and play well.’ If the Orange does get a win, it will be with Jones as its goalkeeper. Jones, who started all of last season under former head coach Dean Foti, has seen action in just three games so far in 2010. With Vuolo’s ejection, Jones entered Saturday’s game without the ability to warm up. And facing a penalty kick right off the bat was not the easiest way to enter his first Big East game in nearly a year. ‘It was definitely tough going out there to play just the last 15 minutes after being on the bench for the whole game,’ Jones said. ‘I just feel that maybe if I got a little bit more of a warm-up in, then I could have done something about them.’ Come Wednesday, he will have plenty of time to warm up and prepare to fill the big shoes left by Vuolo, the Big East’s leader in saves. And in addition to being one of the conference’s top goalkeepers, Vuolo is also a vocal leader for the Orange. All game long, he can be heard barking words of encouragement to his teammates and communicating with his defenders. Wednesday shouldn’t be too different, though, Vuolo said, because he thinks a number of players could assume his position of leadership, including Roydhouse. ‘There’s different ways of being a leader,’ Vuolo said. ‘I always urge the guys to have 11 captains out there on the field. In terms of vocal leadership, (Roydhouse) is going to step up a bit. That’s his mentality. He probably won’t shut up for the 90 minutes.’ Jones said he, too, will be vocal when the situation calls for it, and that he has a little bit of something to prove after getting scored on three times against USF. After being the starter last season but taking a backseat to Vuolo in 2010, any chance he has to get on the field is a chance to show something to McIntyre and the coaching staff. ‘I’m going to put the South Florida game behind me, because there wasn’t much I could do about the whole situation,’ Jones said. ‘I’m going to go out there and prove myself and show everyone that I can still play.’ With that grit and determination, Jones will try to guide the Orange to its first win in 26 days Wednesday night. Although Vuolo returns in time for Saturday’s Big East matchup against DePaul, a win behind Jones would be a huge morale boost for the team. The players and coaches remain positive as of now, but a seventh-straight game without a win could belittle them at a crucial point in the season. ‘It would just be a nice relief, almost, to get that win and be able to go on from and build some momentum results-wise,’ Roydhouse said. ‘You can be playing good every single game, but if you don’t win, then there’s just no point.’ [email protected] Comments Published on October 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+
Manager Martin O’Neill will be expected to deliver an update on the fitness of goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who could be in line to start on Friday for the first-leg of the Euro2016 play-off against Bosnia.Despite Newcastle manager Steve McClaren calling for Elliot to be rested for the game, O’Neill says he’s waiting for advice from his own medical staff before making a decision on the player.