Eleanor Rigby signature auctioned for charity

first_img A document from 1911 signed by Eleanor Rigby has been auctioned to benefit the Cumbrian-based Sunbeams Music Trust. It was given to the Trust’s founder Annie Mawson by Paul McCartney in 1990 when she wrote to him a year earlier asking for a £500,000 donation.According to the BBC, the document was expected to sell for, appropriately enough, £500,000.The document is the only known signature of the scullery maid employed at Liverpool City Hospital and who, Miss Mawson believes, was the inspiration behind the Beatles’ song ‘Eleanor Rigby’.In the following video Annie Mawson and Ted Owen of auctioneers the Fame Bureau explain the significance of this document and what it could help the charity achieve.www.sunbeamsmusic.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eleanor Rigby signature auctioned for charity 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. Tagged with: Celebrity Events Howard Lake | 28 November 2008 | Newslast_img read more


first_imgBaking ingredients supplier Zeelandia (Billericay, Essex) has recently launched a new version of its Zedamols Liquid product, which does not contain hydrogenated fats.Zedamols Liquid is an enzyme-based functional product used to enhance the qualities of baked fermented products, including adding moisture and softness. It is used in conjunction with bread improvers. With growing concerns in the marketplace about hydrogenated fats, Zeelandia is removing them from products; a recent example was the launch of Exakt Ciabatta, a mix concentrate free of any hydrogenated fats.According to the company, Zeelandia was one of the first in the market to start removing hydrogenated fats from its portfolio of products.”The removal of hydrogenated fats from our products is a key and important issue for us,” says Dominic Ranger, national sales and marketing manager for the company.last_img read more

Towels, getting drunk, nudity… everything is great while the money is flowing

first_imgThis year we are witnessing various absurdities in our tourism and various events, which we can characterize as a general madness in the race for money and the destruction of our so valuable resource – tourism.We are witnessing, as every year, how tourists “reserve” their part of the beach with towels. We are witnessing a chronic lack of parking in our tourist destinations. We are witnessing how suddenly, now that we are finally famous and full of tourists, some tourists and their behavior no longer suit us. It’s great when we have a lot of money from tourists, but we wonder because they have to play music and party so loudly during the evening.Yes, it is best for tourists to just send us money, and not even come!The mentioned problems, as well as various others, are just another proof that we do not care about tourists and tourism and that we do not deal with tourism, but it still happens to us. Yes, all these problems stem from one sad fact, even though we have been in tourism for decades and still do not develop strategically.If we cared about tourists, and we should because we live from them, as well as if we cared about the long-term and strategic development of tourist destinations, we certainly would not have the mentioned problems. Is it really that hard to bring order to “book” a beach with towels. Is it really hard to hire a communal warden to buy towels in the morning and in the evening and throw them in the trash. Or better yet donate them and recycle them to get new value. Is it really that hard to clean the beaches every day, set up enough trash cans, arrange promenades, clean hedgehogs out of the shallows so children don’t step on it… Let’s not forget to talk here about the sea and the beach which is the main resource and motive for coming.Photo: Jutarnji.hrNudity and punishmentIf a tourist destination is strategically developed, then it is known what profile of tourists we want and expect, and accordingly we form a tourist product, prices, offer, content, infrastructure, etc.… Simple, right?But the problem with us is that every destination would like to have everything – from luxury tourism, families with children, retirees, young people looking for fun, etc.… Such an approach is impossible, it’s pears and apples. Each profile of tourists has its own requirements and expectations, which are totally opposite to others. For example, it is certain that families with children want something completely different from young people who attend festivals. Also, the tourists were great to us when they discovered us and started coming. We rubbed our hands and shouted just come and leave the money, not caring about long-term and sustainable development. We’ve snatched, and we’re still snatching money ourselves and not looking at what will be tomorrow. We did not develop tourist destinations and accordingly we did not set rules of conduct.Tourists behave the way we let them and the way we taught them. If I can walk around Hvar naked and get drunk for years in Novalja all night, who is to blame? Tourists or tourist destination? Of course, how can the English not behave like that in London, and the answer is very simple – because they are not allowed and it is punishable. We allowed them to do that and taught them that way because we didn’t care about the development of tourism and the destination, but we looked only at short-term interest and grabbed money from year to year. Of course, such behavior of tourists is not good and how it should be regulated and put in certain frameworks, but again with strategic planning, education and action. And don’t immediately fine them during the peak season. What message are we sending?Now we need to re-educate tourists, and this is an ongoing process, but once tourists are already there, let’s educate them for next year. Let’s communicate with travel agencies the rules of conduct, first warn once, then if necessary a second time and only then a fine. We have gone too far and some destinations have turned into real Sodom and Gomorrah not by chance, on the contrary, consciously because they have not developed strategically.The problem has been screaming for years, and no one cared. Money, money and just grab money – who cares about tomorrow.Photo: vijesti.rtl.hrParkingIf we care about our guests, shouldn’t we care where they will park their vehicles, ie will they be able to park in the destination at all? We are still primarily a destination where most tourists come by car. Now, if someone travels five to ten hours to our destination and knows that it will be difficult to find parking at the start we have a big problem.If we talk about destinations that develop primarily through tourism – living from tourism, especially those in Dalmatia whose space is further cramped due to the highway, why none of these destinations such as Vodice, Biograd na Moru, etc. kup bought and secured land above the highway and provide tourists with parking? If we are talking about destinations that have money, live from tourism and tourists, shouldn’t that be in their interest? Secured parking would solve a big problem for tourists because they would know that they do not have to look for parking after “ten” hours of driving to the destination, which is extremely frustrating. It is clear to you that tourists when they finally come to the destination, all they want is to settle down and refresh themselves in the sea, especially if you are traveling with children.Secured parking would show that you care about tourists, would employ four or more employees, would reduce the crowds in the destination, guests would descend to the destination by electric vehicles. If there was no problem with parking, guests would use their cars more often without fear of having to look for parking again, and they would visit the surrounding destinations by car and thus have a better experience of the whole region, which would further encourage tourist spending.Win-win, right? But first we have to care about tourists and tourism development.Photo: http://www.llog.eur.hrStrategic development of tourist destinations                                      All these problems are so absurd and have been repeated for years, and it is interesting how precisely because of one such absurdity in a row in our tourism, I first started writing a blog, and later started the portal HrTurizam.hr.Tourism is extremely dynamic, complex, heterogeneous, multidisciplinary and connects various industries vertically and horizontally. That is why it is complex and must not be developed by inertia or accident, but only strategically and sustainably. We have to ask ourselves what do we want and which tourists do we want? What is our tourism product? How do we see a destination in 5-10 years? How many destinations can receive guests daily, weekly, monthly? What is our infrastructure like? We need to start dealing with tourism, strategically, sustainably and in the long run. Tourism is a synergy of all stakeholders, and in our country, unfortunately, the opposite is true – dispersion. Everyone, with some exceptions, looks at themselves and their interests in the short term.Lots of questions, but there are answers to all those questions, of course only if we care about strategic and sustainable development. We are destroying destinations and resources, we are turning into a three-star destination for mass tourism, we are breaking records every year, we are currently in trend…. Everything is great and great, right?I wonder: Then why is tourist spending getting smaller and smaller? That is why young people move from “developed” tourist destinations? Why are fewer and fewer locals participating in the tourism product? Why do we have a labor shortage problem?This is just one small cube of our tourist mosaic and issues. He could write a book about all the problems and implications, both bad and positive. I must also mention the WiFi charge, as well as the operation of the air conditioner per hour. How far can we go and exploit tourists, charge them taxes on the air they breathe? Yet our air is clean and special. There is no end to absurdities… It just doesn’t matter that we have been draining sewage into the Plitvice Lakes National Park for years and destroying such a valuable resource, the only thing that matters is that money comes from tourists! Sad, but true, but the saddest thing is that the problem has been known for years and no one cares. The absurd is a mild word for it, but it is a picture and an opportunity of our tourism.Smart enough.last_img read more

Pitt’s Donald wins Lombardi Award

first_imgPittsburgh defensive lineman Aaron Donald (97) during warmup before an NCAA football game between Pittsburgh and Miami on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)HOUSTON (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald picked up another award Wednesday night, winning the Rotary Lombardi Award.Donald beat out Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr for the award given annually to the nation’s top college lineman.It’s already been a big week for Donald, a senior defensive tackle who won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation’s top college defensive player Monday.“It’s a true blessing and a true honor for people to notice me and notice the hard work I put into this game,” Donald said.The 6-foot, 285-pound Donald leads the nation with 26½ tackles for losses and his 28½ career sacks are tops among active players in the Football Bowl Subdivision and fourth in school history.Donald has 10 sacks, 54 tackles and has forced four fumbles this season.Though Pittsburgh is headed to the play Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26, Donald was disappointed that his 6-6 team didn’t do better.“The record doesn’t show what we wanted as a team,” Donald said. “I just went out there and tried to do my job, and that’s play football fast and physical and try to make plays to help my team win.”Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald poses for a portrait with the Rotary Lombardi Award prior to the awards ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Houston. Donald won the award on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, James Nielsen)last_img read more

Let the roundball games begin!!!!!

first_imgThe official opening of Nelson Youth Soccer means winter has left for another year.The roundballers from five to 18 have commenced another year on the pitch.Earlier this week the older players took to Lakeside Pitch before the young stars opened season Saturday at Lakeside. The house league season runs from April til the end of June.The unofficial second half begins in September before concluding prior to the October Thanksgiving weekend.The Terry Walgren Girl’s Soccer Tournament, traditionally held on the Mother’s Day Weekend in May, has been moved to the end of the month — May 26-27.Next rep tournament is in Coeur d’ Alene May 12-13.The Kamloops Slurpee Cup is May 19-21.Kootenay Playdowns for the B.C. Provincial B Cup is June 9-10.last_img read more


first_imgWHO:              Top trainers and Jockeys who are competing in the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be available for open session interviews.  *An updated list of jockeys and trainers appearing will be sent on Monday, October 31. * WHEN:           Wednesday, November 2 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Following the media availability, a casual buffet brunch will be served for the media to enjoy. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling $28 million, will be held at Santa Anita Park for a record ninth time on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, featuring racing superstar California Chrome and 11 former and returning Breeders’ Cup Champions. WHERE:         Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, CA – At Top O’ The Stretch – West Grandstand PARKING:     Santa Anita Park is located at 285 West Huntington Dr. – Arcadia, CA  91007. However, do not follow GPS directions to this address, as they will send you to the wrong gate. Top trainers, jockeys and owners involved in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be in attendance for a media day to assist media in their advance coverage of the event. Approximately 12 trainers, jockeys and owners will each be seated at their individual stations, and media can move around the room to secure multiple interviews. This represents the best and most convenient time for media to gather material from many of the key participants in horse racing’s end-of-season championship races. WHAT:           Breeders’ Cup Media Day and Brunch Media should enter through Gate 8:From I-210, exit Baldwin and go South 7/10 of a mile to Santa Anita Park.Go left just before the sign for the Westfield Mall (which abuts Santa Anita’s property. Stay to the left and do not enter the mall parking lot.Stay left at the fork along the hedges (going right will take you into the main parking lot) and pull up to the guard shack.Ask to be directed to Clockers’ Corner and park near the large, two-story white tent.Media Day will be held at the Top O’ the Stretch, at track level just east of Clockers’ Corner.Contact: Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup, 646-335-6835last_img read more

Rood & Riddle Post Position Draw Quotes – Classic and Distaff

first_imgGuillermo Frenkel Santillan (Corona Del Inca, Distaff, Post 4) – “To have a starting gate spot is plenty. She drew a good post. I run Estrechada in the Marathon (hoping that race goes earlier), which will help our jockey Pablo Falero get acquainted with the turns.” Richard Mandella (Beholder, Distaff, Post 8; Avenge, Filly & Mare Turf, Post 4) – “With Beholder, it’s nice to get off the rail, but I am a bigger believer in good luck and a good post; so we are hoping for good luck. With Avenge, she drew a good post. I don’t think it’s really that important going 1 1/4 miles. She is going to be first or second coming down the hill so I think she will be in good position from the start.” Dallas Stewart (Forever Unbridled, Distaff, Post 6) – “I don’t see any problem with it. It’s a great post.” Mike Smith (Songbird, Distaff, Post 1) – “She just jumps away from the gate so quickly, that drawing the rail really should have no effect on her. I think she’s the natural speed in the race to start with. It’s pretty straight forward.” George Papaprodromou (Win the Space, Classic, Post 5) – “I like my post position. I like number 5. Is a good post to attempt to get a favorable position.” Jockey Mike Smith (Arrogate, Post 10) – “He’ll be very forwardly placed and he won’t have horses next to him on both sides. Sometimes, you can get bumped coming out of there. If all goes well, I should get away well.” Bob Baffert (Hoppertunity, Classic, Post 9, Arrogate, Classic, Post 10) – “I never like any draw until after I win. But it’s all right. A lot will depend on the break (for Arrogate especially). But it’s a long run to the turn and it’ll get sorted out. At least we’re not in the No. 1 where if they don’t break someone will shut them off. I didn’t want to be in the No.1 hole with all those horses on top of you. But it’s all up to Mike Smith and John Velazquez.” Dave Hofmans, (Melatonin, Classic, Post 6) – “I thought it was just great. We have the option to do what we want. If Arrogate doesn’t break we’ll be close. If Arrogate breaks we’ll be sitting off him.”center_img DISTAFF Victor Espinoza, jockey, (on Stellar Wind, Distaff, Post 5) – “Stellar Wind, she’s doing great and the post position is great. I really like my chances. (Is it a disadvantage for undefeated Songbird in Post Position No. 1?) Yes and no. I like it because I want to win, but sometimes it doesn’t matter the post position if the horse is so good on the day of the race.” Art Sherman (California Chrome, Classic, Post 4) – “Victor (Espinoza) and I were talking about the draw and he told me that it really didn’t matter to him which post we got. We’ve all got that long run into the first turn; I agree with him. This horse is ready. He’s better now than he’s ever been.” CLASSIC Jockey Victor Espinoza (California Chrome, Post 4) – “I’d rather be outside, but ‘4’ will be good. As long as California Chrome is ready, I should be able to move out of there quick.” Kiaran McLaughlin (Frosted, Classic, Post 2) – “We’re happy. We’ll save some ground. There weren’t any bad posts. We’re OK. We’re just happy to be in the race.”last_img read more

OABA to host Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in collaboration with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), will offer the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Oct. 25-27. The new training is intended for individuals that are designated as the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for their facility under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).FSMA requires facilities processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients) to comply with new current good manufacturing practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a PCQI.This course is the standardized training developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). This training is accepted by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as meeting the requirements of PCQI designation. Participants that complete the course will receive a certificate from the FSPCA.Led by Henry Turlington and Gary Huddleston, of AFIA, the course content will provide knowledge of the FSMA animal preventive controls rule and training for creation of an effective animal food safety plan.Other course topics include:Overview of the FSMA requirements for animal foodCurrent Good Manufacturing Practice requirementsAnimal food safety hazardsOverview of the food safety planHazard analysis and preventive controls determinationPreventive control management componentsProcess controlsSanitation controlsSupply-chain-applied controlsRecall plan“OABA is excited to be able to provide this training in partnership with AFIA,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “The new training will ensure our members stay in compliance with FSMA regulations and continue to provide excellent products and services to their customers.”Registration for the PCQI training is $700 per participant, with a limit of 60 participants. The event will be held at All Occasions Catering in Waldo, Ohio. For complete event details or to register, visit oaba.net/events or contact Margo Long at 614-326-7520 or [email protected] The registration deadline is Oct. 7.For those attendees in need of lodging, block rooms are available at the Holiday Inn in Marion. Rooms are $99 per night plus tax and are available until Sept. 28.last_img read more

Facebook Goes Lite and Tests Twitter-Like Version of Itself

first_imgRelated Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tonight, a number of Facebook users reported that they received beta invitations to a ‘lite’ version of the popular social networking service. Details about this simplified version of Facebook are still sparse, but we know that the site will be available on http://lite.facebook.com and will offer users a “faster, simpler version of Facebook.” Judging from what we have seen so far, Facebook Lite turns Facebook into a very Twitter-like experience. Currently, the lite.facebook.com link doesn’t go anywhere and the invites have disappeared again, but just a few days ago, at least this Twitter user got to see it in action (hat tip to MG Siegler for finding this).Attack on Twitter?It is interesting to see that Facebook is working on this now, especially given that it only announced the acquisition of FriendFeed yesterday. If these screenshots turn out to be true, then this would be a full-force attack on Twitter. FriendFeed was often heralded as a potential challenger for Twitter, though it never quite got the mainstream traction to fulfill this promise. Earlier this year, Louis Gray argued that in order to succeed, FriendFeed would have to offer a simplified version of itself. Now that FriendFeed is part of Facebook, maybe the FriendFeed team will get a chance to do just this.Overall, stripping down Facebook’s interface to the bare essentials doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. The current interface is getting rather cluttered and if Facebook really wants to emphasize the stream, this is definitely a step in the right direction. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#news#web frederic lardinois A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more