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Celebrity Big Brother raises £480,000 for 11 charities

first_imgCelebrity Big Brother raises £480,000 for 11 charities Channel 4 reality show Celebrity Big Brother has raised an estimated £480,000 for the 11 contestants’ nominated charities, with income being generated from viewers’ votes.During the 23-day run of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, nearly 3 million votes were cast, with part of the fees being donated to the contestants’ charities.This is a considerable increase on last year’s series which raised £262,000 for charity with 1,048,007 votes cast during the 18-day event. Advertisement  62 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis George Galloway MP raised around £30,000 for his chosen charity, the Palestinian aid agency Interpal. He told The Times that he expected his appearance on the programme to help generate up to £1.3 million for the charity.center_img Howard Lake | 1 February 2006 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Digital Research / statistics 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

Binghamton curfew, blue bag suspension to end May 16

first_imgThe Binghamton Police Department will still enforce social distance protocols and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order on not allowing restaurants and bars to operate dine-in services. Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced Tuesday the following measures will cease: Mayor David says the expiration of these measure coincides with the region beginning to reopen Friday. “Like cities around the country, Binghamton is navigating a serious revenue shortfall due to the pandemic and uncertainty as it relates to state and federal aid. As our region slowly reopens, we must also take steps to increase our revenues,” he says. Stay at home curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.Suspension of the city’s blue bag requirement for refuse collectionSuspension of parking meter enforcement and code enforcement violations in non-emergency / public safety situationscenter_img He says the suspension of the blue bag requirement and parking fees resulted in a $200,000 deficit to city residents. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — On Saturday, several measures taken by the city of Binghamton in response to the coronavirus will end. City Hall’s administrative offices, First Ward Senior Center and the Lee Barta Community Center remain closed to the public.last_img read more

Ben Arfa growing as person – Pardew

first_img And Pardew felt his performance was as good as anything he has seen at the club, and reckons he will be even better after the international break. “I told him in the changing room that the first half was as good as I have seen in a black and white shirt,” Pardew said. “He was truly at the top of his game. In the second half he worked hard for the team and showed a different side to his performance. “He is not 100 per cent fit yet, which is nice for us to know. He needs a few more games to be battle hardened. He has got two games for France and I think that is a really good thing.” The 26-year-old has been a talismanic figure for the Magpies, and had started their first six Barclays Premier League fixtures. But, after Newcastle’s abject first-half display in the 3-2 defeat at Everton, Ben Arfa was one of a trio of players to lose their places for the trip to south Wales. The visitors grabbed an important 2-1 win, courtesy of Loic Remy’s double, to alleviate some of the pressure Pardew has been under. Ben Arfa was a late substitute, and gave Newcastle a valuable outlet as they attempted to stave off Cardiff’s late surge for an equaliser. Pardew said: “Hatem is a great player. His application and acceptance of the decision to leave him out was spot on and he is growing as a person. “I think some of the things that get said about him are not true. “He accepted it, he trained very well all week and he got his reward by walking off as part of a winning team.” Pardew also hailed the performance of another of his French contingent, after Yohan Cabaye turned in an outstanding individual display. The midfielder, 27, had a troubled start to the season as he refused to play in their opening two fixtures after Arsenal made a bid to secure his services. But he underlined his importance to the Magpies’ cause by being at the heart of everything that was good in their victory at Cardiff City Stadium. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew praised the manner in which Hatem Ben Arfa responded to being dropped at Cardiff, and believes it is a sign of the Frenchman’s growing maturity. Press Associationlast_img read more

Felix happy to be back, Gatlin, Coleman cruise

first_img2019 USATF Outdoor Championships Allyson Felix scraped into the semi-finals of the 400m at the US Championships in her return to athletics after a 13-month layoffDes Moines, United States | AFP | Allyson Felix struggled through her first race in 13 months but declared herself happy to be back after scraping into the 400m semi-finals on the opening day of the US Championships here Thursday.More than a year after her last outing as a professional, the 33-year-old Felix is back on the comeback trail at Drake University this week, hoping to win a berth on the US team for September’s World Championships in Doha.Felix, the only woman to win six Olympic track and field gold medals, is returning to the sport following her pregnancy and birth of her daughter in November.However the comeback didn’t go as smoothly as planned on Thursday, finishing fourth in her heat in a time of 52.20sec, well outside her personal best of 49.26 set in 2015.That left the veteran former 200m and 400m world champion sweating on the outcome of other races to confirm her spot in the next round.“It felt rusty, kind of to be expected,” Felix said afterwards. “I haven’t raced in a long time. It’s going to take some time to get back into it.”Felix, who is aiming to race in her fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, was able to draw positives from the display however.– ‘A starting point –“Even though it wasn’t a great result for me, it’s a starting point,” Felix said. “My biggest goal is next year.”Felix said regaining her physical conditioning while juggling parenting duties had been the most demanding part of her comeback.“Things that were pretty easy for me are now pretty challenging,” Felix said. “So just getting past that, and being a mom.“I’m a regular mom, at the hotel I’m cleaning bottles and changing diapers, and getting ready for racing.”Elsewhere Thursday, there were few surprises as the four-day meeting got under way.In the 100m, world champion Justin Gatlin and rival Christian Coleman breezed through their early heat.The 37-year-old Gatlin, gold medallist in the 100m at the 2017 World Championships in London, clocked 10.16sec to qualify second fastest behind training partner Isiah Young in 10.14sec.Coleman, the world’s fastest man over 100m this season with a world leading 9.79sec, barely needed to get out of first gear to win his heat in 10.29sec. Coleman is in the vanguard of a new generation of US sprinters looking to replace Gatlin and the retired Usain Bolt at the pinnacle of international sprinting.– Showdown in doubt –But the prospect of Gatlin and Coleman going head-to-head at this week’s four-day meeting — the US qualifier for the World Championships — is uncertain.Gatlin, as the reigning world champion, is not required to qualify for the world championships, and hinted on Thursday he may skip the later rounds of the 100m.“I’ll go back tonight and watch the race and see if there’s certain things I can work on, and if there is something I can definitely work on and I think it’s a positive step, then I’ll be back tomorrow,” Gatlin said.Coleman meanwhile was less than fully satisfied with his opening display despite an easy win.“It felt okay, pretty sloppy,” the 2017 100m silver medallist said. “There’s definitely some things I can clean up.”In other early heats on Thursday, rising 400m hurdles star Rai Benjamin safely navigated his opening race to post the fastest qualifying time of 49.61sec.The time was more than two seconds slower than Benjamin’s fastest time of 47.16.However Benjamin, the son of former West Indies cricket international Winston Benjamin, coasted home over the last 50 metres, suggesting he has plenty left in the tank.“I wasn’t gunning it, I could have run it a lot faster,” Benjamin admitted later.In the men’s 400m, favourite Michael Norman comfortably qualified for the second round after winning his heat in 44.81sec.Elsewhere, Molly Huddle romped to a fifth straight national title in the women’s 10,000m, booking her place in Doha in a time of 31min 58.47sec.The men’s 10,000m final was won by Lopez Lomong, a refugee from South Sudan who represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics. Lomong took the tape in 27:30.06.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Girl’s Soccer

first_imgThe Bombers now take their show on the road to Courtney later this month to compete in the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row L- R Camille Gebhart, Naomi Perkins, Paige Mansveld, Alex Dehnel, Maddie Sternloff, Kat Garbula, Kelsey O’Connor, Kyra Burkart, Erica Augsten, Jesse Cooper, Abbie Bourchier-Willans and Coach Jamie Spendlove.Front, Ameeta Bhabra, Calena Marchand, Darian Voisard, Tara Yowek, DAnielle Weist, Claire Haleran, Jena Wheeldon and Keegan Paterson.Missing from photo, Brynn Forsey and Aroha Taiatini-Senechal. There wasn’t much doubt which school in the Kootenays has the best girl’s soccer team.The L.V. Rogers Bombers toyed with the opposition, outscoring their opponents 21-1 en route to the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championship.last_img read more


first_imgTWO WINNING PICK SIX TICKETS EACH PAY $100,245.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2016)–Lightly raced longshot Swift Lady faced winners and tried turf for the first time in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita and emerged with a convincing    2 ½ length win under Martin Garcia, as she covered 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:14.70.Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Awesome of Course came off a three quarter length maiden special weight win at Los Alamitos on Dec. 3, but was dismissed at 22-1 in a field of 10 sophomore fillies.In what was only her third career start, Swift Lady showed an abundance of early speed as she went gate to wire and paid $46.80, $14.80 and $11.00. Owned by Baoma Corporation, she was purchased at public auction in Florida this past June for $170,000. With the winner’s share of $34,800, she increased her earnings to $75,800.“They were having a tough time getting the dirt race to fill and this race was coming up (in the condition book),” said Jimmy Barnes, assistant to Baffert. “With the chance of rain today, our thinking was that if it did rain, it might come off the grass and we’d be running on the main track. If it didn’t, we could still have a chance to run…So we took a chance at trying her on the grass.”Irish-bred Jeremy’s Legacy, far back early, rallied well for the place under Rafael Bejarano, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Optimism And Hope. Favored at 2-1, Jeremy’s Legacy paid $4.60 and $3.00.Also bred in Ireland, Optimism And Hope, who was ridden by Brice Blanc, rallied from far back and finished 1 ¾ lengths in front of Corps de Ballet. Off at 13-1, Optimism And Hope paid $5.80 to show.With a Pick Six carryover of $45,040 leading the way, $290,983 in “new money” followed, creating a total Pick Six pool today of $336,023. With several longshots connecting, there were only two winning tickets, purchased at as-yet undisclosed locations, that each paid $100,245.60.First post time for nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more


first_imgGIANT KILLER HOFMANS EYES CLASSIC UPSETSONGBIRD TO WORK ON SUNDAY FOR DISTAFFDERBY KING NYQUIST BREEZES MILE THURSDAY Bob Baffert2467225%63%$730,465 Rafael Bejarano8115191119%56%$1,052,925 WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JOE DiMAGGIO?                  Veteran jockey agent Joe Griffin, who wouldn’t know a baseball bat from a fruit bat, was at Bay Meadows race track in the late 1990’s sitting in a box seat with the legendary Joe DiMaggio.Fellow agent and rabid baseball fan Jim Pegram happened to walk by and could barely believe his eyes. There was Griffin, who had no knowledge of or interest in baseball, sitting next to the Yankee Clipper himself, Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, he of the 56-game hitting streak.The nonplussed Pegram was stunned, asking Griffin what he was doing sitting with Joe D? “You don’t even know who he is,” Pegram fumed, but Griffin didn’t flinch.His response was quick and deadly.“I know who he is,” Joe said. “He’s Mr. Coffee.”But wait. There’s more.Days later in a Bay Area sports bar bedecked with pictures of baseball greats, Pegram went for the jugular.“OK,” he fumed at Griffin, pointing to the wall, “for dinner in any San Francisco restaurant at any price, who’s the guy in that picture?”Griffin barely took a deep breath before spitting out, “Lou Gehrig.”Pegram let the expletives fly. “Now how $##%*&*@!%$$ did you know that?” he barked between vulgarities.“Easy,” Griffin said. “I saw the movie. He looks just like Gary Cooper.” Jerry Hollendorfer3354415%39%$272,767 Martin Pedroza4865213%27%$222,620 -30- (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 22) JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Richard Baltas5178614%41%$408,120 Joseph Talamo3776219%41%$301,985 Flavien Prat58128821%48%$976,760 FINISH LINES: Humberto Ascanio, long-time right-hand man to the late Bobby Frankel, was a welcome visitor to Clockers’ Corner Sunday, greeting old friends and former co-workers . . . With two wins Saturday, Rafael Bejarano opened a 15-13 lead over runners-up Norberto Arroyo Jr. and Tyler Baze in the race for riding honors through 14 days of the 23-day Autumn Meet. Among trainers, Peter Miller has a comfortable 12-7 lead over runners-up Doug O’Neill and Richard Baltas. Tyler Baze671361019%43%$474,310 SUMMARY OF CHRB MEETINGThe California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting last Thursday at Santa Anita. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Steve Beneto, George Krikorian and Alex Solis also were in attendance.The audio of the entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief:In discussing 2017 race dates allocations for Northern California, all attempts to negotiate an agreed-upon solution failed and all motions failed to garner the required four votes for adoption. Therefore, the matter was moved to the November agenda. Chairman Winner implored the stakeholders to try once again to reach an accord.The Board approved the license application for the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association to conduct a race meet commencing Dec. 30, 2016, through Dec. 17, 2017.The Board approved for 45-day public notice proposed amendments to regulations that would allow racing secretaries, racing associations and fairs to write medication-based race conditions, subject to CHRB final approval.The Board approved for 45-day public notice a proposed rule to require ADW companies to identify those wagers placed by accountholders located within California racetracks and simulcast facilities, so that racetracks and horsemen would get a larger share of revenue from the takeout on those wagers.A proposed regulatory amendment governing use of the riding crop in races was rejected when three of the commissioners voted no and the fourth, Commissioner Solis, recused himself.In his executive summary, Executive Director Rick Baedeker reported that the stewards and normal licensing, enforcement and veterinary staffing levels will be greatly supplemented for the Breeders’ Cup being hosted by Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4 and 5.The Board authorized the Pacific Racing Association to distribute $39,573 in race day charity proceeds to nine beneficiaries.The Board approved a license application for NewCo Ventures North America, doing business as NYRAbets.com, to provide ADW wagering services to California accountholders for the rest of this year. All ADW licenses must be renewed for 2017. Kent Desormeaux42114626%50%$440,635 In other Breeders’ Cup news:Jerry Hollendorfer said unbeaten two-year-old filly champion of 2015 Songbirdwould have her last breeze next Sunday prior to the $2 million Longines Distaff on Nov. 4.Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Classic) “is galloping daily and looks great,”trainer Doug O’Neill said. “If all goes well he’ll breeze a mile on Thursday, come out of that good and gallop into the Big Dance.”Union Strike (Juvenile Fillies) worked seven furlongs Sunday under MartinGarcia in company with The Strip for trainer Craig Dollase. The two fillies were timed in 1:27.80 and 1:28.60, respectively.Gun Runner (Dirt Mile) worked five furlongs for Steve Asmussen in 1:00.40.On the dirt training track, Hunt (Turf Sprint) worked six furlongs in company withMetaboss for Phil D’Amato, getting a time of 1:15, while Metaboss was clocked in 1:16.20.Also on the training track for D’Amato, Obviously (Mile and Turf Sprint) went fourfurlongs in 48.80, breezing, while Bowies Hero (Juvenile Turf) went four furlongs in 50.60 to stablemate Billy Big’s 51.80.Multiple Grade II turf stakes winner Ashleyluvssugar worked five furlongs forPeter Eurton in 1:02.20. Peter Miller45127327%49%$396,860 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Doug O’Neill60791312%48%$350,541 Fernando Perez4371916%40%$202,365 Philip D’Amato3960515%28%$397,645 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.61139921%51%$526,399 FRESH MELATONIN PEAKING FOR CLASSICMeet David Hofmans, the Giant Killer of the Breeders’ Cup.Consider the fact that he saddled Adoration, at 40-1 the longest shot on the board, to win the 2003 Distaff under Patrick Valenzuela; Desert Code at 36-1 with Richard Migliore up to win the 2008 Turf Sprint; and Alphabet Soup to upset two-time Horse of the Year Cigar in the 1996 Classic with Chris McCarron aboard at a $41.70 win payoff.His next task could be his most daunting, however, sending out Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Melatonin after an absence of more than four months to tackle streaking 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $6 million Classic at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 5.“He loves to run fresh, I know that,” said the 73-year-old Hofmans of Melatonin, a five-year-old gelded son of Kodiak Kowboy owned by Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms, Inc. “Unfortunately, I missed a race with him before the Classic so we have to come into what is probably the toughest race of his life off of works.“I know the horse is doing really well right now. He reminds me of Alphabet Soup. They both try real hard every time and they’re both so smart.“I thought Adoration and Alphabet Soup had good shots to win, despite their odds. Desert Code, I wasn’t too sure about, but I think Migliore was a big part of that. He really wanted that win and he rode the horse like he did, and I think he got every bit out of him.“But all three horses were like Melatonin, peaking at the right moment.”last_img read more

Spotlight on UWI FC, Waterhouse clash

first_imgTomorrow’s game: In a week which sees things just as tight at the bottom as they are at the top, the focus today will be on the UWI FC-Waterhouse clash at the UWI Bowl.In this encounter the promoted UWI FC, who are sitting in sixth position on 30 points, host former champions Waterhouse, who are sitting in 12th position in the 12-team league on 21 points. While the table may show that UWI FC should be the more fancied of the two, recent events may cause some amount of worry for the University boys, while Waterhouse could be convinced that they have a good chance of taking all three points.Prior to Monday night, UWI FC were looking quite stable with goalkeeper Amal Knight putting in commanding performances, their defenders kept it tight, while Girvon Brown and company kept the goals coming as they recorded two wins and two draws in their previous four matches. Against Harbour View on Monday, though, they looked very porous in the back, Knight looked unsure of himself, while their forwards were unable to breach the ‘Stars of the East’ who spanked them 5-0.Waterhouse, despite sitting at the foot of the table, are looking up positively with coach Paul Young being convinced that things are coming together and that they are primed for a lift. In their last four games, they have had three draws and one win – away over fourth-placed Humble Lion. Two of their three draws in that time were against current third-placed team Montego Bay United.”I am very much optimistic about our chances from here. Today, one of our central players, Dale Reid, was out because of asthma attack yesterday, so we had to make an adjustment in the defence line. In the midfield, we had Dominic James out and there are some other key players out who we are trying to get back healthy just to get the system going but it is a work in progress and we are going; to be fine,” Young said last week at the end of their second 0-0 draw with Montego Bay United.Young also said that while his team did not play, their best football that day, they showed great character to stand up to the opponents who ended the game with a one-man advantage following the expulsion of Theo Brown. The team, he said, had a good balance with the experienced Hughan Gray, the returning Weston Forrest, Kevin Lamey and Devon Hodges providing leadership for the youngsters such as Reid, goalkeeper Akeem Chambers and Nicholas Nelson among others.”We were brought back down to earth as we were having a good run for the previous six games … but it is better now than later,” Marcel Gayle, UWI FC’s coach about their big loss to Harbour View.He added: “Consistency is not the order of this league. All teams have had their ups and downs and it was our time to have a down. The good thing, though, is that we will be at home and we are looking to make amends.”Today’s games:3 p.m: Reno vs Rivoli United – Frome Complex3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Humble Lion – Wespow Park3 p.m: Portmore United vs Boys’ Town – Juici Park, Clarendon3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Harbour View – Edward Seaga Sports Complex3 p.m: UWI FC vs Waterhouse – UWI Bowl, Mona 8:40 p.m: Cavalier vs Arnett Gardens – Stadium Eastcenter_img Points standingTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsArnett 23 13 4 6 35 20 15 43Portmore 23 13 4 6 28 20 8 43MoBay United 23 11 9 3 34 13 21 42Humble Lion FC 23 9 8 6 21 18 3 35H View 23 8 9 6 28 22 6 33UWI FC 23 8 6 9 24 34 -10 30Cavalier SC 23 7 6 10 18 23 -5 27Boys’ Town 23 7 6 10 25 33 -8 27Reno 23 6 9 8 22 30 -8 27Tivoli 23 6 5 12 26 32 -8 22Rivoli 23 5 7 11 24 32 -8 22Waterhouse 23 4 9 10 20 28 -8 21last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: The sheer volume of flood waters in and around Letterkenny took many people by surprise. This short video gives you an idea of what it was like, just outside the town. DDTV: FLOOD WATERS HIT ROADS AROUND LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AUGUST 2014DDTVDonegal Daily TVfloodslast_img

West Donegal road named as one of Ireland’s most dangerous areas

first_imgOne of Donegal’s rural roads has been identified on a list of Ireland’s worst accident blackspots.A new analysis of the most treacherous road segments in Ireland has shown that the N56 in Gaoth Dobhair, where the road meets the junction of the R258 and crosses the Clady Bridge, is one of the 20 most dangerous areas.The research carried out by Gamma Location Intelligence found that the Donegal segment had a collision rate of 125, based on the number of road accidents per 100 million vehicle kilometres. The most dangerous stretch of road was found to be in Galway, located just east of Kylemore Lough, from Cliften to near Leenaune along the N59. This road had a collision rate of 1131.Richard Garry, Director of Location Intelligence for Gamma said: “Overall, according to the data provided by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, collision rates are decreasing across the country.“However, there are specific stretches of roads where the frequency of collisions is still high.“Not only does this analysis show drivers where they need to take extra care; it is also useful for insurance companies as it identifies the areas which are worst for road accidents and enables them to better assess risk.” West Donegal road named as one of Ireland’s most dangerous areas was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more