Would you do this for charity? Phil Spencer to climb 8,848 metres in four days on skis


first_imgPhil Spencer has arrived in the Alps to begin training for his latest charity fund-raising attempt to ‘climb Everest’ by ascending slopes in France totalling the same height as the 8,848m Himalayan peak.The Location, Location, Location presenter has told The Negotiator that his initial three-hour training run yesterday in the Three Valleys resort of Meribel was a wake-up call, despite this being his second time around.Spencer says the challenge, which starts in two weeks based from Verbier, will see him complete four three-hour ski touring treks each day for four days, no mean feat for a ‘relatively OK skier’ aged 50.Each day he will climb up to 2,500 metres during gruelling 11-hour days which include up to 20 ascents.“It is a very daunting challenge and to give you some context, I’ll be burning 10,000 calories a day which is the equivalent of three marathons – but the biggest test is the sheer relentlessness of it.”He is doing it with 14 other mates many of whom work on his MoveIQ property reports business, including Nick Sowerbutts, Richard Billington, Tom Golding and James Orme-Smith.Brain Tumour TrustSpencer is raising money for The Brain Tumour Trust which works in the field of paediatric brain tumours, and the TV presenter decided to get involved after the son of friends of his developed the condition.Called Toby Ritchie, his parents decided start fund raising for the charity.Toby was diagnosed with a low grade brain tumour at the age of five. In 2015, his dad – Rob – led a unique and physical demanding challenge – Everest in the Alps – to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. The events have raised £3m so far.This year Phil is raising money in partnership with Agents Giving, which he is also a patron of. Donate here.Read more about Phil Spencer.Phil Spencer 2020-02-20Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Would you do this for charity? Phil Spencer to climb 8,848 metres in four days on skis Would you do this for charity? Phil Spencer to climb 8,848 metres in four days on skis20th February 20200563 Viewslast_img read more

La Liga: Real Madrid go top after scrappy win over Sevilla


first_imgReal Madrid climbed above Barcelona to top La Liga on Saturday as Casemiro scored twice in a gritty 2-1 win over Sevilla.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Read Also: La Liga: Etebo’s Getafe thrash Omeruo’s LeganesYet parity was short-lived as Casemiro nodded in Lucas Vazquez’s cross from a standing start after being given too much space by Jules Kounde.Toni Kroos might have added a third for Madrid late on after a racing run by Vinicius Junior but Vazquez almost gifted Sevilla an equaliser after a dreadful backpass. Youssef En-Nesyri, signed from Leganes on Friday, flashed wide.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Casemiro’s double proved the difference amid a three-goal flurry early in the second half, with Luuk de Jong briefly drawing Sevilla level.Madrid were underwhelming at the Santiago Bernabeu, at times reverting back to the stodgy days of last season when the team struggled for goals under Julen Lopetegui, who is now in charge of Sevilla.Yet with Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos all missing from their starting line-up, this might be the kind of victory that could prove crucial to their hopes of winning the title in May.Sevilla stay fourth, eight points off the top.Barca can reclaim first place on Sunday when they face Granada at Camp Nou, where Quique Setien will be overseeing his first game since being appointed early last week.Setien has said he will not be happy if his team win while playing badly but Zinedine Zidane is likely to be less choosy.His Madrid side are now 17 games unbeaten, a streak that has included them winning the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia last weekend. Ramos, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, paraded the club’s latest trophy on the pitch before kick-off.Benzema came on in the second half after shaking off a dead leg but Bale’s absence was more mysterious. The Welshman missed the trip to Jeddah through illness but had returned to training on Tuesday.Lopetegui was back at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time since he was sacked by Madrid last season, 138 days after they appointed him, and his Sevilla side arguably deserved more.Converting impetus into goals has been their problem all season, and so it proved again.After an even start, they gradually took charge and as the home crowd grew frustrated, Sevilla grew in confidence too.De Jong thought he had scored when he was given a suspicious amount of space in the area to head in from a corner and VAR showed his marker Eder Militao had been blocked albeit only by a small, but seemingly deliberate, step from Nemanja Gudelj.Marcelo was lucky not to concede a penalty for a shirt-pull.Sevilla were controlling the midfield and denying their opponents routes through to the front three. Yet 12 minutes into the second half, some creative brilliance saw Madrid take the lead.Sergio Reguilon, bought by Sevilla from Madrid last summer, scuffed his clearance and after Casemiro muscled through on the edge of the area, Jovic found him again with a deft backheel. Casemiro chipped the ball in and pointed at Jovic in celebration.Sevilla could have wilted but instead they equalised, only to concede again five minutes later.First, Raphael Varane, Casemiro and Marcelo all missed tackles and after Munir El Haddadi stumbled, De Jong took over, banging the ball into the far, bottom corner.last_img read more

Bacolod man shot dead


first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was shot dead inBarangay Vista Alegre. As of this writing, officers of PoliceStation 7 have yet to identify the suspect and the motive in the killing./PN The 35-year-old resident Sonny Flores Jr.sustained gunshot wounds on the back, police said.center_img According to police investigators, Floreswas sitting on a parked tricycle when an unidentified suspect fired at himaround 12:45 p.m. on April 1.last_img

Simonsen, Everts race to first wins at Marshalltown


first_imgJason Hall led the make-up feature for the Stock Cars from the drop of the green and was poised for a win until he slipped up in turn one, allowing Everts to take over the number one spot. By Joyce Eisele Other winners from the regular night’s racing went to Tom Berry Jr., Modified, Jeff Mueller in the Stock Cars and Kyle Olson in a thriller for the Northern SportMods.  Kaden Reynolds doubled up in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.  Make-up features were also won by Darrel DeFrance, Late Model, Joel Rust in the IMCA Modifieds and Brian Schrage in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 26) – Two drivers earned first feature wins on a busy Friday night at  Marshalltown Speedway, Dalton Simonsen in the IMCA Sunoco Late Models and Kyle Everts in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.  Kyle Everts became a first-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner at Marshalltown Friday evening. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) The final laps saw Damon Murty make his usual hard charge through the field, coming from the 11th starting spot, but he would fall just short and finish second. Third went to Todd Reitzler. Dalton Simonsen’s first IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature win was also good for the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus, presented Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor­sports Photography) Simonsen got past early leader DeFrance on lap five and from there on pulled away to secure his first-ever win, which was accompanied by the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus.  DeFrance fin­ished second, just holding off Logan Duffy in third.last_img read more

Director of Basketball Operations Kip Wellman on leaving Syracuse: ‘It was the right time’


first_img Published on July 1, 2019 at 10:49 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Kip Wellman, Syracuse’s director of basketball operations for the past six seasons, has left the program to “pursue other opportunities,” a team spokesperson said in a text message.SU athletics released an email this morning announcing Wellman’s replacement, Peter Corasaniti, who was a graduate assistant with the SU program from 2014 to 2016. Corasaniti has spent the past three seasons as the men’s basketball Coordinator of Player Development at Binghamton.He oversaw players’ academics, community service, nutrition and had some administrative duties, Bearcats head coach Tommy Dempsey said. Like the SU director of men’s basketball operations, Corasaniti could not work directly with players regarding on-court development.Wellman, a 2009 graduate of SU’s higher education master’s program, served as a director of player development and then as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky prior to being hired as the SU Director of Basketball Operations in August 2013.“It was the right time for me and my family,” Wellman said in a text to The Daily Orange. “Want to pursue other opportunities in basketball.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe added that he’s “still working on the details,” regarding where he goes next.This story has been updated with additional reporting. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Clippers clinch playoff berth with win over Utah Jazz


first_img“The reserves saved us,” Doc Rivers said.In addition to the 37-year-old Crawford, Speights finished with a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds), while Austin Rivers scored 11.“There was a stretch where all three had it going at the same time,” Doc Rivers said. “Jamal was phenomenal. He has that in him on certain nights, and on certain nights, what I like about this team, they give him the room to do that.”Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with 26 points, 14 rebounds and two blocked shots, but both he and point guard George Hill committed four turnovers. All-Star Gordon Hayward scored 13 points in 31 minutes before leaving with a sore left knee.The Clippers built a 66-50 lead in the third period, seemingly headed for another blowout cruise. The Jazz responded with a 17-2 run and later tied the score at 70. The Clippers did not give up the lead, however, and in fact did not trail after the Jazz opened the game up 2-0.At halftime, the Clippers led 49-41 despite poor shooting from Griffin (4-of-12 in the first half) and Paul (1-of-8).“I thought the first half was as good as I’ve seen us play in some ways,” Rivers said, “because we couldn’t make a shot. We were missing. We were missing wide-open threes and yet we were still up (by eight points). And for me, from a coaching standpoint, I love that because that’s going to happen.” The Clippers (44-30) improved to 3-1 against the Jazz (44-29), and moved within a half-game of fourth place in the Western Conference, making it even more likely that the two teams will face each other when the playoffs begin next month.“I think we’re pretty familiar with them as a team,” Clippers forward Blake Griffin said. “Their sets, playing them four times. … I think we have a pretty good sense. But in the playoffs, everything changes. They’ll know all our stuff, we’ll know all their stuff. It’s about the players. So we’ll have to bring it.”The Clippers have eight games remaining, including five at home. They play host to the Sacramento Kings, who have lost 10 of their 12 games in March, on Sunday afternoon.Crawford led the Clippers with 28 points off the bench, including 17 in the fourth quarter. The Clippers led just, 72-70, entering the final period, after the Jazz stormed back from a 16-point deficit in the third to briefly tie the game.The Clippers started the fourth with their reserves, a group that included Marreese Speights, Austin Rivers and Paul Pierce, and scored eight straight points. LOS ANGELES >> Beating the lottery-bound Lakers and Knicks said little about the true state of the Clippers. Nor did trouncing Cleveland with its four best players on the bench.Coach Doc Rivers insisted that the Clippers were finally playing well, but his team’s disjointed performance in a loss in Dallas on Thursday suggested they were no better off than they had been during their losing skid earlier in March.On Saturday afternoon, the Clippers made their most compelling case yet that they are ready for the playoffs, beating the Jazz, 108-95, in a complete and balanced performance that clinched the Clippers sixth straight trip to the playoffs, a franchise record.“Obviously we’re playing a lot better,” Jamal Crawford said. “The last week or so has been much better than it’s been the last few weeks, so for us it’s about peaking at the right time and getting that momentum heading to the playoffs.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more