Peacocks pledge to make a million for NCH


first_img Howard Lake | 11 June 2003 | News Clothing retailer Peacocks and children’s charity NCH will launch their new initiative ‘Make a Million Charity Challenge’ on June 16.The £1 a ticket holiday lottery will be running throughout Peacocks’ 380stores until July 12. Prizes include a family trip to Florida. The Challenge is one of the many activities the retailer will beundertaking in their pledge to raise a million pounds for NCH by October 2004.Other fundraising activities planned by Peacocks, which will involve stafffrom stores, warehouse and head office, include selling pin badges, a regional manager cheque relay, Christmas car raffle and mobile phone recycling. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Peacocks have worked with NCH since 1998 raising about £600k so far through a variety of activities ranging from an in-store cycle round the world challenge to staff trekking in China to sponsoring a mini in theannual Italian Job touring event.center_img Tagged with: Events Promotional Trading Peacocks pledge to make a million for NCH  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Biden reframes his goal on reopening of elementary schools


first_img Previous articleVELO3D ernennt Jon Porter zum Lead Expansion of Commercial Operations für EuropaNext articleJEOL : Lancement du nouveau chromatographe en phase gazeuse – spectromètre de masse à temps de vol JMS-T2000GC AccuTOF(TM) GC-Alpha – l’ultime GC-MS aux performances supérieures, facile à utiliser Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp TAGS  Local NewsUS News Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, restating his goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week. Biden’s comments, during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, marked his clearest statement yet on school reopenings. Biden had pledged in December to reopen “the majority of our schools” in his first 100 days but has since faced increasing questions about how he would define and achieve that goal, with school districts operating under a patchwork of different virtual and in-person learning arrangements nationwide. “I said open a majority of schools in K through eighth grade, because they’re the easiest to open, the most needed to be open in terms of the impact on children and families having to stay home,” Biden said. He said comments by White House press secretary Jen Psaki earlier this month that one day a week of in-person learning would meet his goal were “a mistake in the communication.” Asked when the nation would see kindergarten through eighth grades back to in-person learning five days a week, Biden said, “We’ll be close to that at the end of the first 100 days.” He said he expected many schools would push to stay open through the summer, but suggested reopening would take longer for high schools due to a higher risk of contagion among older students. The town hall touched on a range of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, from protections for small businesses to the administration’s vaccination plans. Biden said that by the end of July there would be 600 million doses of the vaccine available, enough to vaccinate every American. But with many of his answers, he sought to emphasize the need for funding to achieve his goals. The town hall was aimed at selling his $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package directly to the American people, part of an effort designed in part to put pressure on Republican lawmakers and refocus Congress on speedy passage of the bill now that his predecessor’s impeachment trial is behind him. Biden underscored how much he wants to move beyond Donald Trump on Tuesday night, repeatedly refusing to talk about the former president and saying at one point, “I’m tired of talking about Donald Trump.” “For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. For the next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people,” he said, to applause from the audience. During the town hall, Biden also offered a flavor of the moderate stance that helped win him purple states like Wisconsin in 2020. He resisted a questioner’s request for his administration to embrace the progressive goal of forgiving $50,000 in student loan debt, reiterating his commitment to forgiving just $10,000. He suggested one of the ways to improve policing was to provide more funding to police departments, running counter to calls from some progressives to defund the police. He also said he was optimistic about passing legislation to study police reforms. He also weighed in on the immigration bill his administration is expected to unveil this week. Biden affirmed that a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is essential for any bill he’ll support, but also suggested he’d be open to a piecemeal approach to immigration reform rather than a comprehensive bill, if necessary. “There’s things I would do by itself, but not at the expense of saying I’m never going to do the other,” he said. Biden seemed to revel in his first opportunity for extended interaction with ordinary Americans since the inauguration. Comforting a second-grader who hasn’t been able to go school and was worried about getting the virus, Biden told the girl that children are less likely to get infected, adding, “I wouldn’t worry about it, baby, I promise you.” He also offered an intimate description of living in the White House, expressing his discomfort with being tended to by staff. With about a month of White House living under his belt, Biden joked that he wakes up in the morning, looks at his wife, Jill, and asks, “Where the hell are we?” Biden stressed that his massive virus aid bill already has broad public support, and noted some analysts have argued in favor of significant government spending to help boost the economy. “Now is the time we should be spending,” Biden said. The House is expected to vote on the measure next week. Biden landed on a slick, snow-covered tarmac to below-freezing weather about 90 minutes before the evening program. He took questions from a small audience of Democrats, Republicans and independents invited for a small, socially distant gathering at the historic Pabst Theater. Biden’s trip to Wisconsin, a political battleground state he narrowly won last November, comes as coronavirus infection rates and deaths are falling after the nation endured the two deadliest months so far of the pandemic. The White House is also reporting an increase in the administration of vaccines throughout the country after a slow start. But Biden has stressed that the nation still has a long road ahead as thousands of Americans die each day in the worst U.S. public health crisis in a century. The virus has killed more than 485,000, and newly emerging variants are complicating the response effort. The Biden administration is trying to get enough Americans vaccinated to achieve “herd immunity” and allow life to return to a semblance of normalcy. But it’s unclear when the vaccination will be widely accessible to Americans. Biden’s team hopes funding provided in the coronavirus aid bill will help accelerate vaccination production and distribution. His team also argues that the federal government must keep open the spigot of government relief to help people who are suffering economically and to get the country back to pre-pandemic employment levels. But many GOP lawmakers continue to bristle at the price tag of a package that calls for sending $1,400 checks to most Americans as well as assistance for businesses, schools and homeowners and renters.center_img Facebook Facebook Pinterest Biden reframes his goal on reopening of elementary schools Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

US Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown


first_imgThe group also asked the administration to work with allies and partners to hold a Security Council meeting at the United Nations to appoint a special rapporteur to look into the situation in Xinjiang province.The United States and China have been at loggerheads for months over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s imposition of a new security law in Hong Kong. It is also ramping up pressure on China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang.The United Nations estimates that more than a million Muslims have been detained in camps there. China has denied mistreatment and says the camps provide vocational training and help fight extremism.Last month, President Donald Trump signed a bill, which Congress passed with only one “no” vote, calling for sanctions over the repression of Uighurs. The legislation for the first time calls for sanctions on a member of China’s powerful Politburo, Xinjiang’s Communist Party secretary, Chen Quanguo, as responsible for “gross human rights violations.”Topics : More than 75 US senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over its crackdown in that country’s Xinjiang province and make a formal determination whether its treatment of Muslim Uighurs and other groups constitutes an atrocity, including genocide.”It is time for action,” members of the Senate and House of Representatives, led by Republican Senator Marco Rubio, wrote Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, asking them to sanction the Chinese officials responsible for the mistreatment of Uighurs.”These human rights abuses demand a response from the United States as well as the international community because evidence strongly indicates that the Chinese government is intentionally working to destroy and essentially wipe out Uyghur families, culture, and religious adherence and encouraging violence against women,” said the letter, seen by Reuters.last_img read more

Aduana Stars suspend striker for beating coach


first_imgGhanaian champions Aduana Stars have confirmed the indefinite suspension of striker Richard Addai for gross misconduct.Addai is alleged to have physically assaulted assistant coach Ben Zola at the team’s training grounds and the club has quickly moved to instill discipline in the team.“It’s true Richard Addai has been suspended indefinitely for events that happened between himself and assistant Ben Zola.“We believe the young man failed to show respect to the man and it’s important we instill discipline in the team,” the club’s Public Relations Officer Kwame Marfo told Peace FM.“But it’s not a move to dismiss him from the club but for him to show some amount of remorse so that he’ll be called back into the team.Aduana tackle North African side Wydad Casablanca in the second leg of the Caf Champions League preliminary round qualifier on Sunday 27 February. Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more

‘Negotiations for Kaka have broken down’ – Galliani


first_imgAC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has announced that the club have broken off negotiations with Real Madrid over a move for Kaka.The Brazilian confirmed last week that he would be willing to take a pay-cut to move back to San Siro, having left the Rossoneri for the Spanish capital in 2009.Galliani soon confirmed that the club had entered talks with the Spanish champions over a move for the player, but has now said that financial problems have put paid to the deal.“The negotiations for Kaka have broken down,” he told reporters. “It’s not possible to complete the deal for fiscal reasons.“We had agreed on everything else, but the deal broke down about an hour ago.”It is understood that the potential move collapsed because Milan failed to persuade the Santiago Bernabeu outfit to consider a loan deal for Kaka’s services. The 30-year-old has found form and first-team opportunities hard to come by at Madrid, and has only made seven Liga appearances this season, scoring in none of them.His first spell at San Siro was between 2003 and 2009. During his time there, he won one Scudetto and one Champions League title.The Milan CEO also commented to Sky Sports 24 on other players linked with the San Siro outfit, including Mario Balotelli and David Beckham.A reporter – in possession of Panini stickers representing Kaka, Beckham and Balotelli – asked which player would be signed by the club before the end of the transfer window, to which Galliani said: “None of them.”last_img read more