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ODEON adopts NSPCC and Variety Club as official charities

first_img Howard Lake | 5 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ODEON adopts NSPCC and Variety Club as official charities 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: corporate ODEON has announced NSPCC and the Variety Club Children’s Charity as its two official charities, as the cinema chain plans to increase its fundraising work and create a new national Charity Team.The two charities – with whom ODEON has long-standing relationships already – will benefit from initiatives across the country as the cinema chain works towards raising a target of £250,000 over the next 12 months. Efforts to reach the fundraising goal will be coordinated by a newly created national Charity Team, with ODEON team members working as Charity Champions across the country to organise special events and competitions to raise funds.As well as supporting NSPCC and the Variety Club nationally, ODEON cinemas will continue their work with local charities. Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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OPD searching for auto burglary suspects

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter OPD searching for auto burglary suspects Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Facebook By admin – February 16, 2018 Pinterest Odessa police are searching for three suspects who burglarized a vehicle, stealing and using several credit cards located inside.Police were called about the burglary Friday at Spanish Oaks East, 4630 Oakwood Drive, an OPD news release said.The release said the three suspects burglarized a silver Chevrolet Malibu, and have used the victim’s credit cards at several stores throughout Odessa.Photos of the three suspects can be found at odessapd.com or on OPD’s Facebook page.OPD is asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the three suspects to call Detective S. Chavez at 432-335-3347 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case number 18-07328.More InformationClick here to see photos of the suspects. Previous articleECRW candidate forum set for WednesdayNext articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: UTPB set to open conference play at home admin Facebooklast_img read more

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BYU/Utah Men’s Basketball Agree To A New 4-Game Series To Start in 2020

first_img Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Utah Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, BYU and the University of Utah agreed to a 4-game series in men’s basketball which will start this upcoming season. This series was confirmed by a University of Utah spokesperson.This game is slated for December 12, 2020 at the Marriott Center in Provo.This is the second series between the two programs since the cancellation of the 2016 rivalry game.Utah will host the Cougars in 2021 and 2023 with the 2022 game slated for Provo.This will be the 261st all-time meeting between these two bitter rivals with the Cougars leading the Utes 131-129 all-time.Since the Utes joined the PAC-12 in 2011, the squads have met eight times on the hardwood. BYU and Utah have each won 4 times in that span.The Cougars are losing five scholarship players to graduation from last year’s squad. The Utes are returning the majority of their young core as head coach Larry Krystkowiak had no scholarship players that were seniors last season. Brad James April 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU/Utah Men’s Basketball Agree To A New 4-Game Series To Start in 2020 Written bylast_img read more

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8 Rules to Camp By

first_imgIf like me, you spend much time camping, you’ve probably come to the same conclusion that campers for the most part are pretty respectful and friendly people. Whether we’re tent, hammock or RV campers we all have one thing in common, we love the outdoors and enjoy the time we spend camping. So if everyone is so respectful, why is it some campgrounds have so many rules? The obvious of course, not everyone is so respectful. There are always those few bad apples which require a set of rules to ensure they don’t infringe on those around them.  I’ve stayed in campgrounds which had a lot of rules and those that had very few and honestly, I’ll take the campground with a lot of rules any day. I remember years ago my wife, son and I pitched our tent in a privately run campground in Southwest Virginia. When we checked in we weren’t given a list of rules and none were posted that I could see. Our first (and last) night the campers next to us had a few visitors over, I counted 12 cars. Their music, hooting and hollering sounded throughout the park and the party didn’t simmer down until 3:00 AM. If they had been in one of the many beautiful Virginia State Parks, that wouldn’t have lasted 30 minutes before a Ranger would have broken it up. Now it’s not always so blatantly disrespectful and in fact, even some of the friendly, respectful campers don’t realize their actions are annoying and disrespecting those around them. So we can all get on the same page, here are 8 simple etiquette rules we should all follow to help make everyone’s camping experience a happy one. 1. Pets – (Specifically dogs)I’m a dog owner, dog lover and I know I’ve broken some rules when it comes to my pet. An occasional bark isn’t a problem; however the yapping dog that won’t stop is definitely an issue in a campground. I remember last year staying at Douthat State Park near Clifton Forge Virginia we had our newest addition to the family with us, a 5 month old Border Collie named Charlie. Now Charlie wanted to play with everyone who passed by our camp and let he them know by aggressively barking at them. By the end of the weekend everyone in the campground knew what to expect when they walked passed our camp. I imagine we were the topic of a few conversations. A few other rules to remember related to pets, (1) keep them on a leash at all times, (2) when they potty pick up after them, (3) if you are just going to keep them locked up all day while you are gone maybe you should consider leaving them home. 2. Children I love children, but I’ve raised mine already. Please continue to raise yours while in the campground and not allow them to have free reign. Not only can children be intrusive but it isn’t safe to allow children to run free and unattended. I’ve had little children come up to me in my camp and want to hang out. I’m pretty sure if someone asked them to get in a car to go get ice cream they would. Be smart and safe. 3. Privacy Consider each person’s camping area their own property and give them the same respect you would if it were their home. Don’t take shortcuts across their land, don’t hang out on their property or let your children do so. If you just want to be friendly and say hi, do so when they are outside and make it short and sweet. If they are enjoying your company they will invite you to stay. 4. Speeding It is very unsettling to see someone speeding though a campground. Please drive very slowly; remember there are children with free reign playing. 5. Smoking Oh My Gosh, this is my pet peeve. I wanted to write this article for this issue alone. I don’t care if you smoke; it’s up to you if you do so. However, I don’t want to walk into the bathroom or shower room and smell your cigarette smoke. I get it; you enjoy sitting on the toilet and smoking.  Sounds like it could be relaxing but please save it for home. I also don’t want to walk through your cloud of smoke to get to any of the facilities. 6. Arriving after darkOne year we went to Sherando Lake family campground in the Jefferson National Forest near Waynesboro, Virginia. We didn’t arrive until after dark. You can be the most experienced camper in the world but setting up camp in pitch black is challenging for anyone. I remained respectful for a full 15 minutes before I decided I was tired and wanted to get into my tent. On came the truck lights shining directly into the camper’s tent across from me. They didn’t say anything but I got the message when they exited their tent cursing and throwing things around their camp. Of course I’ve been on the receiving end of those lights shining into my tent and it isn’t nice. Always do your best to arrive before sundown with plenty of time to setup camp.7. NoiseSound usually carries across campgrounds pretty well. So even when you’re not making a lot of noise it still may be heard by your neighbors. Keep this in mind when you have company and everyone is getting excited and talking at once. Another consideration is for generators in primitive campgrounds. Just because they are permitted doesn’t mean you have to use one all the time. I was camping at North Creek Campground in the Jefferson National forest about a mile from Buchanan, Virginia when I experienced a neighbor with a loud generator. We were enjoying the solitude that comes with primitive camping when all of a sudden we hear this loud generator start up next door. We looked over at our neighbors and they politely smiled and waved. I on the other hand was considering the possibility of cutting their gas line. The noise completely ruined the camping experience.8. VisitorsSome of our best times camping is when friends come over for a cookout and get together. While enjoying your company make sure you share the rules and ensure your visitors are being respectful to other campers. Most campgrounds have visiting hours, so make sure you adhere to those times. Camping should be fun and relaxing. For a lot of families camping is a time to teach children about the great outdoors and instill a since of adventure and respect for their environment. For many of us it was during our own childhood that we got hooked on camping and why we still camp today. Remember if you are being disrespectful to those around you it might not just be someone’s camping experience you are ruining, it may be someone’s first camping experience you are ruining. If you adhere to these eight simple rules you’ll increase the likelihood of having a good time as well as contribute to the overall, positive experience of those around you. Happy camping!last_img read more

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Africa All Access announces upcoming Basketball Clinic in Ghana

first_imgAfrica All Access will host an innovative basketball clinic on Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at The University of Ghana basketball courts– Legon.The clinic will be led by David West, a member of the current NBA Champions Golden State Warriors. He will be joined by basketball professionals TJ Warren (Phoenix Suns) and Rasual Butler (San Antonio Spurs) as well as leading coaches from Ghana.The clinic will bring together talented players from multiple regions of Ghana for a day of instruction and personal interaction with the NBA players. The Clinic will be for youth between the ages of 10–18. Rasual ButlerThe clinic will also include a “Solutions HUB”, which will showcase innovative technologies as part of a holistic approach to engage the young players. The HUB will highlight renewable energy solutions, clean water technology, electric vehicles, 3-d printing systems as well as health and wellness programs. David West stated, “This is a very personal project for me. I am committed to doing what I can to activate and support the young people in Africa.” He also said “Athletics is the conduit, but it goes much deeper than that. I want to work with the communities, with leaders to bring broader solutions addressing healthcare, education, entrepreneurship and technology innovation.”Africa All Access arose from the collaboration of David West and his partners at The African Union – US Mission in Washington D.C., Zoetic Energy and New Generation Power International. This group is focused on expanding the program’s mission throughout Africa. TJ WarrenJerome Ringo, Chairman and Founder of Zoetic Energy stated, “Ghana will serve as our pilot project with an eye towards expanding throughout Africa.” This type of collaborative event brings a diverse group together, including members of Africa’s diaspora to work in close concert on sustainable solutions.Ambassador ArikanaChihomboriQuao MD said, “The program planned for our Youths in Ghana is both Monumental and Historic. It’s going to take all of us children of Africa coming together and joining hands to build the Africa that we NEED, LOVE and WANT.David and Jerome exemplify what it means to have Africa born in you. On behalf of the African Union and the African Youths, thank you for joining us in celebrating the year of our Youths.”  Additional information can be found at www.africaallaccess.com.Africa All Access was created by like-minded individuals providing innovative solutions and committed to full engagement with partners and communities in Africa.last_img read more

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