Arsenal Foundation Legends Match to donate £1m for football pitches

first_img Melanie May | 2 September 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Arsenal Foundation Legends Match to donate £1m for football pitches Tagged with: football fundraising events Save the Children  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 The Arsenal Foundation is to donate £1m to build football pitches for children in London, Jordan and Somalia following The Arsenal Foundation Legends Match at Emirates Stadium, which takes place this Saturday, the 3rd September.Arsenal Legends including Robert Pires, David Seaman and Freddie Ljungberg will face ‘Milan Glorie’ which includes Rossoneri legends Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi and Cafu in the match.The event’s objective is to raise money to develop football pitches and programmes local to Emirates Stadium and in camps for refugees and internally displaced young people in Jordan and Somalia, as well as football programmes in the UK. The football projects in Jordan and Somalia are run in partnership with Save the Children. The match is set to be a 60,000 sell out and all net proceeds will contribute to the £1m fund for the projects.To date, working with Arsenal in the Community and Save the Children, The Arsenal Foundation has helped develop 14 pitches locally and recently opened two pitches in Iraq for internally displaced people. Earlier this year, Arsenal Ladies Captain, Alex Scott visited the two pitches funded by The Arsenal Foundation in Iraq and spent time training young girls there. Arsenal Foundation Ambassador, Martin Keown, who will also feature in the match, visited the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan in 2013.Tanya Steele, interim chief executive at Save the Children said:“The Legends’ Match is a chance to celebrate football’s ability to excite, inspire and entertain. It’s a day to recognise the power of football to improve the lives of vulnerable children. For these children, the new playing surfaces will be much more than just pitches. For a child whose life has been torn apart by war, it’s a safe place to play, to make new friends – and to be a child again.”“Thanks to money raised from the Legends’ Match, The Arsenal Foundation will build five football pitches in Jordan and two in Somalia in partnership with Save the Children. Arsenal in the Community will also receive further funding to develop and upgrade pitches in Islington and neighbouring boroughs where its work reaches over 5,000 people every week.”  167 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Mayor’s Update: September 7

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,New moon tides, northeast winds and rain are in the forecast for this weekend, and they could combine to flood streets. The National Weather Service predicts tides of 5.6 feet (mean low water) at 8:01 p.m. Saturday and 6.4 feet at 8:50 p.m. Sunday (see www.ocnj.us/octides to compare those predictions to recent and historic events). I ask everybody to monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles in the hours around the high tides this weekend.We’re also watching the path of Tropical Storm Florence. The system is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s still too early to know where it’s headed. But we’re entering the heart of hurricane season, and it’s a good reminder of the importance of preparedness. A list of resources is available at www.ocnj.us/oem.The major neighborhood drainage projects at the north end and Fourth Ward continue to make progress. Crews at the north end are finishing concrete work on Fifth Street between West Avenue (near the Ocean City Primary School) and Bay Avenue. That stretch of Fifth Street will remain closed to all but local traffic until the concrete work is complete. The refilled trenches there must settle for several weeks before final paving can begin. Separate crews are laying pipe on Seventh Street, and paving at the northern end of the project area is expected to begin on Sept. 17. In the Fourth Ward, three of four pumping stations are in place. The contractor is working with Atlantic City Electric to bring power service to the new equipment.Finally, I’d like to remind everybody of annual 9/11 memorial ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, in front of the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Asbury Avenue. I encourage you all to attend. The ceremony includes music, prayer and reflections on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the wake of the tragedy. This year’s special guest speaker will be Rev. Stephen J. Connor, the new pastor at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. In 2001, Father Connor was living in New York City and spent September through December first ministering at ground zero and then at the morgue on the east side of New York.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

A cautionary tale for Silicon Valley

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal investigative reporter whose new book chronicles the spectacular collapse of the blood-testing company Theranos and its alleged fraudulent activity told a Harvard audience that the fall is a cautionary tale for other high-tech firms aspiring to disrupt the health care industry.During a panel discussion at Harvard Law School on Monday, John Carreyrou said successful Silicon Valley executives these days often voice their desire to take aim at a health care system they view as dysfunctional and in need of bold new ideas. But Carreyrou cautioned that the “fake it till you make it” approach that has served many high-tech entrepreneurs — hyping unproven products and then debugging them as they go along — may be ill-suited for medicine.“It probably will be a breath of fresh air for Silicon Valley” to enter the health care realm, he said, “but hopefully everyone now will be cognizant of this Theranos precedent and of what can happen if you ‘fake it till you make it’ with a medical product that doctors and patients rely on for life-or-death decisions.”Carreyrou’s best-seller, “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup,” details the rise and fall of Theranos and its charismatic founder and former CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, and how he uncovered the story.Carreyrou greets Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana before the event. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerJoining Carreyrou on the panel were Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law and faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, professor of sociology, and faculty dean of Cabot House; and Rachel Wang, J.D. ’19. Douglas Eby, senior fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center and CEO of Cambridge Science, served as moderator.Founded in 2003, Theranos became a quick Silicon Valley sensation, boasting a $9 billion valuation and a host of prominent backers impressed with its promise of a new blood-testing technology.But some media stories cast doubt on its claims, and in March Theranos and Holmes agreed to settle massive civil fraud charges. In June, Holmes and Theranos’ former president, Ramesh Balwani, were indicted on wire fraud charges, which prosecutors said stemmed from a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud investors, and a separate alleged scheme to defraud doctors and patients.Reflecting on the story, Khurana said he found it “heartbreaking to have a young, talented individual … who lives in a kind of culture in which getting an education is not an end in itself but merely a means increasingly to developing your app,” without considering social responsibilities or engaging in the “deep introspection” that a liberal arts education offers.,Carreyrou agreed the scandal highlights changing social values.“It used to be as a society and a country that getting elected president or winning the Nobel Prize was one of the greatest achievements that you could do,” he said. “But now it’s going to Silicon Valley and starting a startup and being valued, and … being a billionaire before you turn 30.”Asked by Wang what role gender played in the Theranos story, Carreyrou said it was central.“All my reporting shows that Elizabeth Holmes capitalized on the fact that she was a woman to win over the backing of these older men,” he said, citing as examples former Secretary of State George Shultz, venture capitalist Donald Lucas, and Stanford University engineering Professor Channing Robertson, all of whom became Theranos board members.“All these guys were flattered and also impressed with her,” Carreyrou said.Carreyrou added that when Holmes emerged, there was “a great yearning for a woman to break through in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is such a man’s world.”Cohen, citing the bullying behavior of Theranos lawyers depicted in the book, asked Carreyrou whether “this is a story about exceptional personalities or … about the way people use the law in corporate America, in Silicon Valley, in startup culture, to intimidate.” Carreyrou said it was both, calling it “a story about colorful people … who do outrageous things,” but who are “enabled by this legal foundation. … I didn’t come away from my year experience with a great impression of the legal profession.”Carreyrou recounted how his reporting began with a tip from a Missouri pathologist blogger and culminated in his locating the primary source, a former Theranos lab director. When the source agreed to talk, Carreyrou remembered thinking, “This is going to be a big story.”This event was hosted by Cambridge Science, Harvard College’s Cabot House, and the Petrie-Flom Center.​last_img read more

Dillsboro man killed in farm accident

first_imgDillsboro, In. — A Dillsboro man was killed in a tractor rollover accident Saturday morning.A report from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department says Darren Shuman, 51, was raking hay on a hillside off Seeger Road around 11:30 Saturday.The tractor rolled, pinning Shuman. He was pronounced dead at the scene.last_img

Shakib again makes it Bangladesh’s day

first_imgDHAKA, (Reuters) – Shakib Al Hasan lit up his 50th Test with all-round brilliance to help Bangladesh claim a handy first-innings lead over a listless Australia in the second Test yesterday.A day after rescuing Bangladesh from a top-order collapse with the bat, the left-arm spinner claimed 5-68 to help dismiss Australia for 217 and justify his status as he world’s top-ranked Test all-rounder.Having claimed a 43 run first-innings lead on a viciously turning track, Bangladesh further consolidated their position and were 45-1 at the close on the second day.Soumya Sarkar threw his wicket away after scoring 15 but Tamim Iqbal was batting on 30 with nightwatchman Taijul Islam yet to open his account.Bangladesh stretched their overall lead to 88 runs and Australia will have the unenviable task of batting in the fourth innings on a fast-deteriorating track at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.Resuming on a precarious 18-3, the tourists soon lost captain Steve Smith, their best batsman.Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan, who took 12 wickets at the same venue to inspire Bangladesh’s first Test win over England last year, struck in his second over, sneaking one through the gate to dismiss Smith for eight.Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb were subjected to a trial by spin with Mehidy (3-62) and Shakib hunting in tandem but the duo added 69 runs for the fifth wicket to halt the slide.With the partnership blooming, however, Taijul trapped Handscomb lbw for 33 with a ball that kept slightly low, as it often did on a track offering variable bounce and prodigious turn.Opener Renshaw soon joined him in the pavilion for 45, edging Shakib to slip.Matthew Wade fell lbw for five to Mehidy and Shakib got Glenn Maxwell stumped for 23.Ashton Agar made 41 and Pat Cummins contributed 25, adding 49 runs for the ninth wicket in a defiant stand to lend a touch of respectability to the Australian total. BANGLADESH 1st innings 260 (S. Al Hasan 84, T. Iqbal 71)AUSTRALIA 1st innings (o/n: 18-3)D. Warner lbw b M. Hasan 8M. Renshaw c Sarkar b Al Hasan 45U. Khawaja run-out (Rahim, Sarkar) 1N. Lyon lbw b Al Hasan 0S. Smith b M. Hasan 8P. Handscomb lbw b T. Islam 33G. Maxwell stp. Rahim b Al Hasan 23 . Wade b M. Hasan 5A. Agar not out 41P. Cummins b Al Hasan 25J. Hazlewood c Kayes b Al Hasan 5Extras: (b-15, lb-3, w-5) 23Total: (all out, 74.5 overs) 217Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-14 U., 3-14, 4-33, 5-102, 6-117, 7-124, 8-144, 9-193.Bowling: Shafiul Islam 6-0-21-0, Mehidy Hasan 26-6-62-3, Al Hasan 25.5-7-68-5, Taijul Islam 8-1-32-1, Mustafizur Rahman 8 -3-13-0 (w-1), Nasir Hossain 1-0-3-0BANGLADESH 2nd inningsTamim Iqbal not out 30Soumya Sarkar c Khawaja b Agar 15Taijul Islam not out 0Extras: 0Total: (for 1 wickets, 22 overs) 45Fall of wickets: 1-43.Bowling: J. Hazlewood 3-1-3-0, P. Cummins 2 0-5–0, N. Lyon 9-3-11-0, G. Maxwell 3-0-17-0, A. Agar 5-0-9-1.last_img read more

The Latest: Softball World Cup pushed back to 2022

first_imgThe World Baseball Softball Confederation says it decided to delay the tournament, initially scheduled for February next year, after consultation with hosts New Zealand. The confederation says, ”Important health and safety measures, including travel restrictions applied by governments worldwide to help stop the spread of COVID-19 have caused modifications to the global baseball softball events calendar.”The WBSC and Softball New Zealand are working to confirm new dates.New Zealand, which has won the men’s world championship seven times, last hosted the tournament in 2013. ___ Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.”There was no mention of any plan to restrict the race to elite runners only. That was the solution used by the Tokyo Marathon on March 1.The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 A 99-year-old World War II veteran who has raised more than 28 million pounds ($34.5 million) for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic has been invited to perform one of British sport’s quaintest traditions once the crisis is over.Tom Moore will get the chance to ring the famous bell at Lord’s cricket ground, signalling the start of a day’s play, as a reward for his fundraising efforts that have become a national rallying point. The job is typically given to former cricketers or figures in the sport.The offer was made to Moore, a cricket fan, by England captain Joe Root – a fellow Yorkshireman.“I’d love you to give us a team talk at some point as well,” Root said in a video conversation with Moore, “and get all the lads in the right frame of mind.”The Twitter account of Lord’s posted a message to Moore, saying he is “an inspiration to us all.” The Olympic-style competition for sports and events that are not on the Summer Games program will now be known as The World Games 2022.The event was initially scheduled for July 2021, but it will now be held in July 2022 to accommodate the one-year postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics.While those games will continue to be known as “Tokyo 2020,” the World Games decided to go with a more accurate moniker.The organizing committee also unveiled a new website.___ Athletic director Vince Tyra also announced 4% pay cuts for staffers earning more than $100,000 in the next year, with those earning below that figure taking 2% salary cuts. The newest salary cuts do not include head coaches, senior staff or the AD, whose salaries were reduced 10% earlier this month. Wednesday’s moves bring the total of cuts to $5 million including previous moves, but the furloughs, reductions and new pay cuts do not include coaching staffs. “We have around 325 employees including all the coaching staff, so this is more impactful to the non-coaching staff,” Tyra said in a teleconference. “We had some really long-term employees that were impacted by today’s decision, so it’s a heart-felt process.” Louisville will honor the contracts of eliminated staffers through June 30, allowing them to file for unemployment. Several vacancies won’t be filled because of a hiring freeze while another staffer is retiring. The furloughs take effect in 30 days, and Tyra said the 60-day window allows the option to bring some staffers back early or extend others.Tyra warned of the staff moves Monday as the department announced 15% cuts in sports budgets. With the aid of a walking frame, Moore walked 100 laps of his garden in eastern England to support workers in Britain’s National Health Service. He wanted to complete the mission before his 100th birthday on April 30, and his family initially set a target of raising 1,000 pounds.___The Dutch soccer association has canceled the remainder of the women’s league season and cup tournament following a discussion with the clubs.The KNVB says the consequences of the cancellation will be clarified on Friday when soccer authorities talk with the clubs.PSV Eindhoven currently leads the women’s league. The group that runs the U.S. Open went on to add: “If you do play doubles, avoid all incidental contact, no Bryan Brothers chest bumps and no whispering to each other from a close distance to strategize.”American twins Bob and Mike Bryan have won 16 Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles together and celebrate wins by jumping simultaneously and bumping chests.All professional tennis has been suspended at least until mid-July. The U.S. Open is still scheduled to begin main-draw play in New York on Aug. 31.___The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama has unveiled an updated logo and title after being delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The spring prep sports season is officially over in South Carolina.Gov. Henry McMaster and state education superintendent Molly Spearman announced Wednesday that schools across the state would remain closed through the end of the academic year in early June. That means any chance of high school athletes continuing to play spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse ended with the decision.Schools have been shut down since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prep coaches and athletes held out hope that if schools were opened, they could continue playing. Instead, all competitions, including spring football workouts, were called off.___Canada has rescheduled its Olympic swimming trials for April 7-11, 2021, in Toronto. The Latest: Softball World Cup pushed back to 2022center_img The cancellation follows Tuesday’s announcement by the government that its ban on all large-scale events was being extended until Sept. 1.The KNVB says it also plans to cancel the rest of the men’s season but will discuss the issue with UEFA before making the final decision.___The French rugby league has canceled the semifinals of its Top 14 league because of the coronavirus pandemic.The LNR’s executive committee abandoned hosting the semifinals on June 19 and 20 and the final in mid-July in the southern city of Nice but says they could potentially be played before the end of summer if health conditions allow. The head of the NFL Players Association says the new collective bargaining agreement does not have a similar clause to one that allows the NBA to start cutting players’ pay in mid-May.Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said Wednesday on a call with reporters that the CBA with the NFL does not have a “force majeure” provision, which would prevent someone from fulfilling a contract because of unforeseeable circumstances. The NBA is using that clause to begin taking a 25% chunk out of players’ checks starting May 15 for a league that shut down March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The NFL began its new business year March 18 and allowed teams to begin virtual offseason programs Monday. The draft begins Thursday night, with the 2020 schedule expected to be released in early May.Smith says it’s clear under the new CBA what happens if NFL games are canceled, and the union will follow that labor deal depending on developments.“We’re bound by a contract that we call the collective bargaining agreement,” Smith said. “And certainly it has provisions in it that are different than other sports.” It will be shortened to five days instead of seven, which was the original plan for this year. Selection and nomination policies for the team chosen from the trials will be developed with the Canadian Olympic Committee.The date change is a result of the Tokyo Games being rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, because of the coronavirus. Swimming Canada will hold its open water trials April 17-18, 2021, in the Cayman Islands. Swimming Canada high performance director John Atkinson says that while swimmers are unable to train now, he’s hoping they will resume in this fall.___ April 22, 2020 ___The U.S. Tennis Association is warning folks: “No Bryan Brothers chest bumps.”That was among the suggestions from the USTA on Wednesday, when it offered return-to-play guidelines to help players and people running tennis facilities know when — and how — the sport should resume at the amateur level as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.The USTA thinks it will be safe to again play tennis “in some cities and states sooner than in others.”One of the recommendations is to maintain social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from other people — and, therefore, to avoiding playing doubles, because it “could lead to incidental contact and unwanted proximity.” ___Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says he thinks some players could need “multiple weeks” to get back into true basketball shape if the NBA decides to return to action this season. The league hasn’t played games in nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.Borrego says unlike when there was a lockout — and players gathered routinely for five-on-five pickup games in gyms — he knows some players who don’t have access to a court to work on basketball-specific drills. The Hornets staff is monitoring players and helping them with their conditioning remotely during the lockdown, but Borrego cautions the league needs to be “very careful” not to rush back too soon because “nobody wants to get hurt or injured in this time.”Borrego says when players return to practice, they’ll be monitored individually by the training staff to determine their physical condition.___ The LNR says it is waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible.France is under lockdown until May 11.___The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic.City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The men’s softball World Cup has been pushed back from 2021 to 2022 because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on qualifying tournaments.last_img read more