Joe Simpson has the world’s fastest pass

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Suraj Bithal, from Lehman Brothers who watched the action unfold said: “Today was a really good event here at Canary Wharf, and the interest from the public was great.  It was a novel way for City workers to spend their lunch hours, comparing their skills and prowess with the likes of Kenny Logan and some of the current Wasps boys.”Speaking at the event, Mark Wheeler, UK and Ireland Marketing Director at EMC, said, “Congratulations to our new Guinness world record holder – and we look forward to seeing if his record of 48 mph will be challenged at Twickenham on Easter Saturday. This second annual St. George’s Day Game promises to be a great family day out – and EMC is proud to be associated with London Wasps’ campaign in support of some very deserving causes.” [imagebrowser id=6]London Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson today set a new Guinness World record for the world’s fastest pass of a rugby ball at a special event organised by the club’s main sponsor EMC.The pass was measured at a speed of 48 mph – and officially entered into the record books by watching officials from Guinness. The event was organised as part of the Wasps’ promotion of their forthcoming St. George’s Day Game against Bath at Twickenham Stadium on Easter Saturday.Simpson was joined by Wasps teammates Tom Varndell and Nic Berry and ex-players Kenny Logan and Mark Robinson in taking part in the challenge. London Wasps Head Coach Shaun Edwards was on hand to give advice to the players.Commenting on his new status in the world record books, Simpson said, “I am thrilled to have beaten the other players involved to get my name in the record books. It’s been interesting to see the different speeds recorded, and the competitor in me meant I was determined to win.  Thanks to EMC for setting up the challenge, and giving me something fun to tell my children one day!”center_img The speed challenge will be available for budding Joe Simpsons to try out in the west car park at Twickenham on the afternoon of the St. George’s Day Game – featuring London Wasps versus Bath – on 23rd April.  The match is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for four special military charities – BLESMA, Combat Stress, the Special Boat Service Association and the Parachute Regiment Charity.Tickets for the match are priced from just £15 and are available now on 0844 225 2990 or at read more

Join The Apopka Voice team: Sales Manager needed

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSDigital Sales ExecutiveOffice ManagerThe Apopka Voice Previous articleByrd qualifies for County Commission race by petitionNext articleSelf-Help Federal Credit Union groundbreaking in Apopka this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Bring your digital sales savvy to The Apopka Voice The Apopka Voice is expanding.In just two years our innovative online news site has published over 4,400 articles, has over 5,000 Facebook likes and averages over 40,000 unique visitors per month.The Apopka Voice serves as the premier provider of daily local news in the Apopka community. Our content is timely and relevant and our online readers are engaged, loyal visitors.And now we are hiring a digital sales manager who wants to expand with us. We want you to build a business.Your role at The Apopka Voice will be to:Develop strategic advertising and marketing solutions that meet the unique needs of each clientAct as a digital marketing consultant to local businessesBuilding and maintain relationships with new and existing clientsMeet and exceed monthly sales goalsBuild a sales teamThe right person for this role will have:Strong and collaborative presence to work as a partner to any businessDemonstrated success in business developmentThe ability to adapt to our unique product and digital strategiesA thorough understanding of digital advertising (display, rich media, push e-mail, native, SEM, SEO and social media, etc.).Preference is given to candidates with a thorough understanding of the Apopka business market and to digital ad sales experienceThis is a salary plus commission opportunity that is a full-time position. Part time commission based positions are available as well. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. We are an equal opportunity employer.Call 407/437-5654 or email your resume to [email protected] to set up an interview. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

John Muir Seniors Get Real World Experience Through Sustainable Internship Program

first_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff Students participating in the Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), a male mentoring organization located on the campus of John Muir High School, were recognized and awarded cash prizes for their achievements in completing an internship made possible by renowned community organization Leadership Pasadena.Over a tasty lunch stacked with guest speakers and a room full of supportive mentors, the students came together to briefly discuss their individual experiences with MPYD this year.MPYD’s mission is to promote personal growth, scholastic achievement, and professional readiness in an effort to guide male youth toward positive life choices. The L.A. county funded program has been present on campus for fourteen years and seeks to collaborate with faculty, parents, volunteers, and community partners in its continuing effort to help students succeed.“There’s always a room full of adults here who want to help you, because you really are our future,” said MPYD Mentor and Volunteer James Farr to a room full of attentive John Muir seniors.This academic year, approximately 90 young men, primarily African-American and Latino, in grades 9-12, are participating in the program. According to MPYD, each student is required to learn the five pillars that represent the organization’s Core Values: Accountability, Camaraderie, Diligence, Integrity, and Setting/Achieving Goals. Through community outreach and civic engagement, these students are encouraged to explore career prospects.“I’ve watched you guys develop, I’ve watched you guys grow and I’ve watched you guys mature,” said Regina Jackson, MPYD Program Office Administrator. “I’m proud to see what kind of men you will become.”Today’s brief lunch ceremony on campus demonstrated the tight bonds and encouraging support system that MPYD is built upon. Leadership Pasadena (LP), the exclusive leadership program that utilizes community leaders to make the Pasadena area a better place to live and work, has extended its reach to MPYD this year through what is called Project Initiative.Through this project, students are immersed in sustainable internships through organizations such as the police and fire departments.Special guest speakers included Pasadena Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Eugene Campbell, Pasadena Fire Department Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian and LP Alumni and Attorney Alan Romero who presented encouraging words for the dedicated young men.“Thank you for participating in our program. We are looking to help you get to where you want to go,” said Campbell.Even though students were given a nice cash award of $50, their spirits were high with a sense of accomplishment and insight from MPYD’s mentorship.“I saw a lot of great things I never thought I would see. I’m still mind blown that I was able to do that,” expressed senior Ricardo Vega when describing his experience volunteering at Pasadena Fire Department Station 33.MPYD continues to provide students with volunteer mentors, tutoring and exposure to motivational speakers during daily free lunch discussion groups.Additionally, MPYD offers academic monitoring, a monthly pancake breakfast, a summer residence camp, job placement assistance, Young Voices advisory period, field trips, student council and Pasadena City College MPYD Alumni program to keep students, past and present, in the loop.Since its inception in 2002, MPYD has successfully served over 3,500 male students and has a 96% high school graduation rate.“I know that I am standing in front of future police chiefs, CEO’s and many other professionals. It’s an amazing journey to be a part of it with you guys,” said Jackson. 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Zayo Group and Colony Capital to Deliver Inaugural Keynote at the Capacity Media Virtual…

first_img Twitter Zayo Group and Colony Capital to Deliver Inaugural Keynote at the Capacity Media Virtual Metro Connect USA 2021 TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Previous articleThe ODP Corporation Launches Nonprofit Initiative to Help Accelerate the Creation, Growth and Prosperity of Minority-Owned Small BusinessesNext articleAgendia to Participate in the BTIG MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science & Diagnostic Tools Conference Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more

Landgraf votes for pro-life “Heartbeat Act” as it passes out of Texas House

first_img Facebook Landgraf votes for pro-life “Heartbeat Act” as it passes out of Texas House Facebook Local News Twitter Pinterest Previous articleFiesta West TexasNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 6, 2021 Odessa American By Odessa American – May 6, 2021 AUSTIN Legislation cosponsored by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) to prohibit abortion procedures after detection of a fetal heartbeat passed out of the Texas House by a vote of 83-64 on Thursday, a press release detailed.“Senate Bill 8 is one of the most important pro-life bills I’ve been proud to support,” Landgraf stated in the press release. “The heartbeat bill provides a shield of protection for the most defenseless among us: unborn children. This is a historic day in Texas, a day long overdue. Every human life is precious. And my faith tells me that life begins at conception. That is why I strongly supported this legislation.”Senate Bill 8, the “Texas Heartbeat Act,” seeks to prohibit abortions from being performed after detection of a fetal heartbeat, the press release detailed. A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Current state law permits abortions until 20 weeks of pregnancy. SB 8 also authorizes a private civil right of action against any person who performs an illegal abortion in Texas.“This is a landmark day in the Texas House, and I am proud of what we have done to protect the unborn. This is what I was sent here to do, to represent the values I was raised with, the values of our community,” Landgraf stated in the press release.The Texas Heartbeat Act reportedly passed out of the Senate by a vote of 19 to 12 before it was sent to the Texas House. Changes were made to the bill in the House, so SB 8 is on its way back to the Senate. If the House and Senate can agree to a final draft of the bill before the end of the month, SB 8 will head to Governor Abbott’s desk to be signed into law. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Family friend says they are close to finding Mary Boyle’s remains

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Family friend says they are close to finding Mary Boyle’s remains Newsx Adverts By News Highland – March 20, 2012 Pinterest Google+ The family and friends of missing Donegal girl Mary Boyle says they are convinced people have information about her disappearance, urging them to come forward.Mary was six when she disappeared 35 years ago on March 18th 1977 close to her grandparents’ house in Cashelard, near Ballyshannon.Mary was following her Uncle Gerry, across the fields to a neighbouring farm when she turned back. She never returned home.Family friend Margo O’Donnell says they are convinced that Mary never left the Cashelard area – she appealed on the Shuan Doherty Show for people with information to come forward:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleGAA – McGuinness Happier Heading To CrokerNext articlePádraig Mac Lochlainn urges government to fix fiscal referendum date News Highland Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Most people don’t expect life to return to ‘normal’ until next year

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Facebook Previous articleWhen will cancer surgeries resume at LUH?Next articleCabinet to consider if first phase of restrictions can be lifted News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – May 15, 2020 center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Most Irish people don’t expect life to return to ‘normal’ until next year, according to research from the ESRI.The survey, examined 800 people, about the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.It found over seven in 10 participants believe normality – and life without some form of social distancing – won’t resume until June 2021 or later, linking this to the availability of a vaccine.The proportion of people who believe that life will have returned to normal before the end of 2020 is relatively low – at 28 per cent. Facebook Most people don’t expect life to return to ‘normal’ until next year Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Severe storms to follow spring cold in South

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A spring deep freeze lingers Friday morning from Georgia to Connecticut, with two dozen states on freeze and frost alerts.Dozens of record lows were broken Thursday across the South, including in Huntsville, Alabama at 33 degrees; Memphis, Tennessee, at 37 degrees; and even Little Rock, Arkansas, tied its record low for the day at 38 degrees.The cold is expected to moderate and in its place, warm weather with severe storms is expected across the entire South for Friday and Saturday.The severe weather is expected to bring damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes, from Oklahoma City to Dallas; Houston; Alexandria, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; and New Orleans.The biggest tornado threat Friday will be from east of Dallas into Shreveport and Alexandria, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi.On Saturday, the severe weather will move into the southeast U.S., from eastern Mississippi into Alabama, Georgia, northern Florida and the Carolinas.The biggest threat on Saturday will once again be damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.Meridian, Mississippi; Columbus, Georgia; and Tallahassee, Florida will see the biggest treat for tornadoes on Saturday.In addition to the severe weather risk, these storms could bring very heavy rain that could produce flash flooding across the Gulf Coast states in the next 48 hours. Some areas could see more than 4 inches of rain in a short period of time.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oxford Scientists take to the pubs

first_imgScientists from Oxford University have been explaining their research to the public over a pint in a series of talks in pubs across the city this week. The events were part of the first national ‘Pint of Science’ festival, aimed at raising public awareness about current scientific discoveries.The talks were aimed to make science accessible to the general public. “We are bringing science out of labs, seminars, lecture halls and classrooms to a place where everyone feels comfortable voicing their opinion over a pint,” said festival organisers. They focused on the categories of brain, body, and biotechnology, with nine events in three different pubs. They were organised by the cortex club, and the Oxford branch of the British Science association, and are synchronised with similar talks in Cambridge and London.Speakers at the the cutting-edge of research, and explained their latest discoveries to the audience. The festival was free to attend and the format of the nights was varied, ranging from myth-busting games, to musical performances, to open debates. It attracted big name speakers, such as Professor Marcus du Satoy, who spoke on ‘The Hunt for Artificial Intelligence’ in the upstairs room at the St Aldate’s tavern on Wednesday. The events were well attended, with places for every single one being fully booked up.The Oxford organiser, Thaddeus Aid, said that the talks would demonstrate “how technology will help us in the future, from predicting how the heart functions when new medicines are introduced to the circulatory system, to how artificial intelligence will change our lives, to how robots will drive us in the future.”Aid added that “It seems that at the moment public understanding and trust of science and scientists, from evolution to global warming there is a disconnect between what is generally accepted in science and what is generally accepted in the general public.” When asked how scientists would make the talk accessible to normal, slightly inebriated people, he explained, “We have requested the speakers remove the maths from their talks and to target it at a level that the general public would find engaging. What this means in reality is that the speakers will be speaking more at a concept level than at an implementation level.”The speakers taking part in the event were enthusiastic about bringing their subject area to the masses. David Gavaghan, Professor of Computational Biology observed that many of the challenges that society will face in the future are of a scientific nature, and so he said, “To tackle these issues will require widespread support from the public either to support or to put pressure on politicians to fund the necessary research, and to translate that research into practical solutions and technologies.To get this support we’ll need more people to understand the issues, and the only way to do this is to try really hard to explain what we (as scientists) are trying to do in our research.”He added “I hope that events like this will make a small contribution to the wider understanding of the importance of science in our everyday (and future) lives.”Professor Paul Bolam, who gave a talk on aging and diseased brains, added, “It is the responsibility of all scientist to engage the public in science.  The public fund science, they need to know what we do with the money.”last_img read more


first_imgEnjoy free movies in Braddock Park this summerSpread out and enjoy a movie under the stars as Hudson County brings family movies to Braddock Park this July and August. All movies are free, with free popcorn. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Movies start at sundown and are subtitled in Spanish.“Despicable Me 3” comes to the park on Friday, July 20, followed by “Coco” on Friday, Aug. 17. Rain dates are Tuesday, July 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 21. Movies will be screened on the Braddock Park field located adjacent to Boulevard East above 79th Street. Kids, get ready for ‘Fun with a Cop’ at the July 27 Water OlympicsKids in grades K through 5 are invited to spend the afternoon having “Fun with a Cop” at the Water Olympics on Friday, July 27.Get ready for an entertaining day of sports and entertainment, brought to you by the North Bergen Free Public Library, North Bergen Community Policing, and the Township of North Bergen. Dress for fun and expect to get very wet.The Water Olympics will take place at 11 a.m. in the soccer field in James J. Braddock Park. Transportation will be provided at 10:30 a.m. from the Kennedy Branch Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd.Free screenings, food, and giveaways at Health Fair on July 28Gospel Tabernacle invites everyone to attend “From Head to Toe,” their 2018 Health Awareness Fair on July 28. Attendees can get free health screenings including cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, breast exams, dental screenings, and certificates for mammograms, paps, and prostate exams.Free hot dogs, hamburgers, and sodas will be available. Giveaways for kids include supplies for back-to-school. There will also be games, face painting, cotton candy, balloons, and more.The seventh annual event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the Gospel Tabernacle, 5029 Kennedy Blvd. For more information call 201-863-1000 or visit Hundreds enjoy a party in the pool on free pool nightFriends and family had fun on Thursday, July 12 when the township of North Bergen once again hosted a free pool night for residents.While a DJ spun tunes to spread the party atmosphere, hundreds of residents and guests cooled off in the pools and spray park. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Commissioner Hugo Cabrera welcomed people as they arrived and then made the rounds to ensure everyone was having a great time.Meanwhile North Bergen’s skilled pool staff made sure everything ran smoothly and everyone.Meet police and share concernsThe North Bergen Police Department regularly hosts community meetings to get to know local residents. This July they will host three meetings at different locations throughout the township, where residents can meet the officers who patrol their neighborhoods, and share any local concerns.The meetings are part of a program known as N.B. TAPS (North Bergen Township Alternative Policing Strategy), designed to enhance police-community relations in the township.Residents get to meet and discuss issues face-to-face with the officers who serve their immediate community, and the officers get to learn about any matters of concern directly from the residents.All meetings will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows: Monday, July 23, North Bergen Town Hall Chambers, Lower Level, 4233 Kennedy Blvd.; Thursday, July 26: Downtown Public Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd.Residents can learn about immigration issues at free seminarLocal residents got a crash course in legal rights and responsibilities involving immigration at the North Bergen Public Library’s free seminar on Thursday, July 12. Carolina Curbelo, Esq., attorney at law, led a discussion touching on many of the thorny issues currently surrounding immigration, with translators conveying the information to attendees in Spanish and Arabic.With the current political environment generating a great deal of anxiety and confusion in the immigrant community, Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) established a program of public seminars last October to disseminate information and provide legal assistance. The North Bergen session was their first event at a public library.The session included time for a Q&A, with some of the 15 or so attendees staying afterward to ask additional questions. Among the issues discussed were how to obtain legal representation; types and availability of different forms; the naturalization process, how to find someone detained in the system; and emergency planning.Curbelo, who works as an independent attorney as well as pro bono for NNJLS, focuses largely on social justice issues and is involved with KIND (Kids In Need of Defense), an organization representing unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings. She stressed that each situation is different and there are no cookie-cutter answers.But assistance is available, even to those with limited funds. With offices in Jersey City as well as Passaic and Bergen Counties, NNJLS offers free legal services to low-income residents in immigration law, housing, public benefits, family, consumer, immigration, veterans, reentry, tax, senior law matters, and more.For more information call 201-792-6363.Stack calls for utilities to notify towns of power shutoffsFollowing the death of a Newark woman in hospice care after PSE&G shut off her electricity, State Senator and Union City Mayor Brian Stack has called for PSE&G to notify municipalities of pending, non-emergency shut offs.“It is an absolute tragedy that a grandmother lost her life because her electricity was shut off and she was unable to use her oxygen tank,” Stack said. “Municipalities are in a position to assist residents, either through their own resources or through social service agency resources. This should never occur because a resident got behind on her payments.”Stack has sponsored state Senate bill S-2477, which requires utilities providing electric, gas, or water services to notify the mayor, chief law enforcement officer, and health officer, in writing, at least 21 days prior to a non-emergency shut off. This would allow municipal officials, if needed, to intervene.“I have pleaded with PSE&G for over 20 years to change their policies and work with municipalities to prevent unnecessary shut offs,” Stack said. “Residents, especially the most vulnerable, must be protected to ensure that tragedies like this do not continue to occur. My heart goes out to Linda Daniel’s family, who watched her needlessly suffer.” ‘American Pickers’ to film in New Jersey‘American Pickers’ is a documentary series that explores the world of antique picking on The show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, and their team, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always on the hunt for sizeable, unique collections and to learn the interesting stories behind them.As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics, and along the way, to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items.The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past.They plan to film episodes of the hit series throughout New Jersey in August 2018.‘American Pickers’ is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send them your name, phone number, location and description of the collection withphotos to: [email protected] or call 855-OLD-RUST or at Facebook: @GotAPick. ×Local residents participated in an immigration issues seminar at the North Bergen Public Library July 12. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz)center_img Local residents participated in an immigration issues seminar at the North Bergen Public Library July 12. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz)last_img read more