Cyclists raise more than £500,000 for charity


first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Over the years, as event organisers, we have found that cyclists are generous in spirit and always willing to use events to raise money for either their favourite charity or an event’s official charity. Many people taking part in this year’s events were also doing so for the first time; so it’s not just the serious cyclists that are raising money but those new to cycling.”Mark said that the recent event: the Right to Play Edinburgh to London Bike Ride – involving 100 cyclists riding 540 miles from the Scottish capital to the English capital over six days, staying in halls of residences each night and riding up to 90 miles a day – raised almost £90,000 for the charity Right to Play.The money raised will help protect 6,700 children in developing countries from AIDS, malaria and war. Right to Play uses sport and play to provide basic education to 720,000 children in 23 countries every week and to give children the life skills and confidence necessary to make the most of their lives.Pennine Events specialises in organising sports, leisure, and health events, for councils, charities, health authorities and private companies, across the country. It regularly organises events for British Cycling, the UK’s governing body for cycle road racing and it also organises corporate events along with tourism-related and health and promotion events.For further information about Pennine Events, please visit www.pennineevents.co.uk or ring 01695 682 020.-ENDS-Date: 19th October 2009Issued by Red Flame Marketing on behalf of Pennine Events Limited.For further information, please contact Richard Boyd at Red Flame Marketing on 0161 212 1113 or 07792 819 059.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Cyclists raise more than £500,000 for charitycenter_img Howard Lake | 19 October 2009 | News Cyclists have raised more than half a million pounds for charity from a number of cycling events organized by Pennine Events over the last 12 months.Several hundred cyclists taking part in events such as Right to Play, Pedal for Scotland, Pedal It Pink, Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride, and Under and Over the Mersey have raised the money for charities such as Barnardo’s and Breast Cancer Campaign, along with a number of local hospices.Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events, which organised all of the events, said: “This is an amazing amount of money that cyclists have raised collectively for numerous charities and hospices across the country over the last year. It just shows that lots of people doing their bit for charity can add up to a significant amount and really help these charities in their very worthwhile work.” 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.last_img read more

Comments due Aug. 8 on NCUA’s annual one-third regulatory review


first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Comments on the 2016 list of National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) review of regulations are due to the agency by Aug. 8, according to the agency’s Office of General Counsel.Published in this month’s The NCUA Report, the Office of General Counsel published the list of regulations the agency will review this year.In 2016, the NCUA will review rules and regulations related to:711: Management official interlocks;712: Credit union service organizations;713: Fidelity bond and insurance coverage for federal credit unions;714: Leasing;715: Supervisory committee audits and verifications;717: Fair credit reporting;721: Incidental powers;722: Appraisals;723: Member business loans;724: Trustees and custodians of certain tax-advantaged savings plans;725: NCUA Central Liquidity Facility;740 Accuracy of advertising and notice of insured status;741: Requirements for insurance;745: Share insurance and appendix; and747: Administrative actions, adjudicative hearings, rules of practice and procedure and investigations. continue reading »last_img read more

Deutsche WindGuard Sets Up LiDAR Calibration Tunnel for PTB


first_imgDeutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services has developed a special wind tunnel for LiDAR Calibration on behalf of the National Metrology Institute of Germany (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt – PTB).The wind tunnel will be used to calibrate PTB’s newly developed LiDAR system, which the company will use as a traceable reference standard to calibrate other remote sensing devices, like LiDARs and SoDARs.The tunnel is erected on a 8-meter high platform in PTB’s Competence Center Wind, below which the LiDAR system will be positioned so it can be calibrated in the test section of the tunnel. As a result, it can be validated as a reference standard.“The special feature of this wind tunnel is that the LiDAR can be positioned below the test section. The distance to the test section is enough to calibrate the PTB-LiDAR against a LDA used as reference standard, which is placed in the wind tunnel,” said Dieter Westermann, Managing Director of Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services GmbH and developer of the wind tunnel.As of now, the method for traceable calibration of wind remote sensing devices is to place the sensors next to a met mast with calibrated anemometers for a specified amount of time, which leads to higher measurement uncertainties, Deutsche WindGuard said.“Constructional limits as well as our high expectations/sophisticated requirements with regards to flow quality required the design and construction of a new, special wind tunnel,” said Dr. Harald Müller, Head of the Working Group Fluid Flow Measuring Techniques at PTB.“We chose to work with Deutsche WindGuard, because this way we could access their valuable experience from the development and design of several wind tunnels with excellent flow quality.”last_img read more

Moyes sticks up for under-fire Nani


first_img Frustration had spilled over among the home fans as the visitors maintained their shock lead heading towards the hour mark and they made their displeasure known as Nani went off in the 58th minute to be replaced by Adnan Januzaj. Nani has been criticised for a number of ineffectual performances this season after signing a new five-year contract in the summer, but Moyes insisted: “He is a regular and captain for Portugal so he is very talented. “There were one or two decisions he might have made better, but he got us the (first) goal with a lovely ball. We have a lot of competition for places in the wide areas, incredible competition, and that is what we’re looking for.” Moyes was keen to play down the significance of a victory which keeps United eight points off the lead and, following the midweek UEFA Champions League win over Real Sociedad, goes some way to atoning for their sluggish start to the new campaign. United’s familiar frailties were on show again in a turbulent first period in which Peter Crouch gave the visitors a shock third minute lead, then Marko Arnautovic took moments to put the Potters back in front after Robin van Persie had bundled home an equaliser. Wayne Rooney flicked a 78th minute equaliser from a Van Persie corner then substitute Javier Hernandez proved United’s hero two minutes later when he headed home a Patrice Evra cross – but Moyes was keen not to over-play its impact. Moyes insisted: “It was a win in the Premier League. They are hard to come by and they are not easy. “It was a big moment to win the game and hopefully we will continue to win games. If it’s in the same fashion then we’ll take it, but if we can make it a bit easier it will be great for the old ticker.” Defeat was hard to take for the visitors but captain Ryan Shawcross believes it was the type of performance which can stand Hughes’ men in good stead for the rest of the season. Shawcross said: “Obviously we’re disappointed but it’s great that we came to a big team and put in a performance like that. “They (United) have struggled so far this season so of course we came here with more belief on the back of the poor results they’ve had. But they’re still a great team and they showed that in coming back to get the victory. “We’ve got a good run of games now, five or six that we should take points from. The gaffer has set us a target and we’ve got to achieve it. It’s going to be hard but we can take some belief from a performance like that.” Manchester United boss David Moyes has jumped to the defence of Portuguese winger Nani after he was booed off during his side’s 3-2 Barclays Premier League win over Stoke at Old Trafford on Saturday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The American from the Club Alba Joining the National Basketball Team of B&H?


first_img(Source: klix.ba) The Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has apparently found an American who will play in the jersey of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the forthcoming European Championship.As for now, the point guards Alex Renfroe or Cliff Hammonds will play at the Eurobasket with Teletović. As it was found out, the representatives of the Basketball Federation of B&H have already been in Berlin and talked with the potential basketball player of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Alex Renfroe is one of the best players of the Berlin Alba. In the national championship, he scores an average of 11 points per game and makes 4.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds.Clifford Hammonds on average achieves 9.2 points per game, and makes 2.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.last_img