Energy supplier creates Community Programme for North East England organisations

first_imgEnergy supplier creates Community Programme for North East England organisations Future Energy, the energy supplier based in North-East England, has launched a new Community Programme which is offering support to local community based organisations and charities.The Future Energy Community Programme will help these organisations throughout the North East to “achieve their goals”.It will start in Tyneside and then, later this year, start expanding to the rest of North East England.Under the programme, Future Energy will:devote time and resources to working with organisationssupport their fundraising initiativesraise awareness of specific projectsoffer expert guidance to complement an organisation’s internal team.Staff will also introduce new networks to beneficiary organisations to help them widen their reach.Future Energy, which acquired its supply license in April 2015, was set up “to support families in the North East” by helping them to save money on their gas and electricity bills.David Stroud, Managing Director of Future Energy, said: “Future Energy has always aimed to be a community-focussed business, which shares its success with the people of the North East. The newly launched Community Programme will enable us to do this by supporting local projects and charity initiatives in a practical way that will leave a lasting legacy.”He added that, in terms of eligible organisations or ideas: “No project is too big, or too small, as long as it benefits local people.” 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10  81 total views,  1 views today Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: corporate Funding North East Howard Lake | 26 April 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

The transgender suicide epidemic: is accepting their confusion really the answer?

first_imgLifeSiteNews 18 August 2015People who suffer from gender confusion are encouraged by the current cultural climate to “be themselves,” meaning reject the gender they were born with.“Transgender” teens are taught that what they feel is who they are and that to be happy and fulfilled, they must become the opposite sex. When Bruce Jenner decided to publicly look like a woman, he was supported by the mass media. Even the president of the United States, when Jenner decided to have castration surgery, applauded him as a “courageous” hero.But studies repeatedly show that “transgender” people who seek to become the opposite sex are in fact not happy or fulfilled. In fact, a life-or-death internal war is continually going on within, to the degree that many, if not most, seek to end their lives.That’s what the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute found when the foundation analyzed results from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. The numbers of suicide attempts are heartbreaking.Over 41 percent of active “transgender” people try to kill themselves. That’s ten times the average 4.6 percent suicide attempt rate.And this study isn’t the only one proving that those who seek to live as if they were the opposite sex are, in fact, killing themselves. Over a dozen other surveys worldwide have found the same alarmingly high suicide rates.A national survey of more than 6,500 transgender people asked the question “Have you tried to commit suicide?” Forty-one percent answered, “Yes.”“Chronically high stress levels,” “anxiety,” and “depression” are most commonly reported among active transgender people. Self-harm by cutting is often reported as well.The suicide hotline for them, Trans Lifeline, handled more than 20,000 calls in its first nine months of operation alone. Greta Gustava Martela, a lesbian who founded the hotline, summarizes, “With 41% attempting suicide, you have to assume something’s just not working for transgender folks.”The mainstream media attributes the exploding transgender suicide rate to outside influences, such as peer and parental rejection, but does not consider the transgender person’s tragic internal battle as intrinsic to living a psychological dichotomy.The facts speak otherwise. The University of Birmingham’s Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility (ARIF) conducted a medical review that found that there is no conclusive evidence that sex change operations improve the lives of transsexuals. In fact, many transsexuals remain severely internally distressed and suicidal after the operation.Chris Hyde, the director of ARIF, explained, “A large number of people who have [sex change] surgery remain traumatized – often to the point of committing suicide.”And yet the effort to ignore the suicidal facts and teach even grade school children that transgender people are fulfilling their “true” selves continues. As Stella Morabito of The Federalist writes, “The [transgender] guy isn’t allowed to talk about his regret. Not openly. The transgender lobby actively polices and suppresses discussion of sex-change regret.”Some transgender patients have said they realized, too late, that sex change operations did not live up to their promise. Alan Finch explains, “You fundamentally can’t change sex. … The surgery doesn’t alter you genetically.  It’s genital mutilation[.] … It’s all been a terrible misadventure[.] … The analogy I use about giving surgery to someone desperate to change sex is it’s a bit like offering liposuction to an anorexic.”Tennis champion Renée Richards, who went from male to “female” in the ’70s, wrote, “I would have been better off staying the way I was – a totally intact person[.] … I don’t want anyone to hold me out as an example to follow[.] … I get a lot of letters from people who are considering having this operation … and I discourage them all.” read more

Cahir captain believes side can win All-Ireland

first_imgAisling McCarthy is convinced her side will claim the trophy if they play as they did in the semi-final victory over Tullaroan of Kilkenny.Cahir’s opponents at Croke Park are Eyrecourt from Galway.Aisling says the manner in which they reached the decider shows they can deal with whatever challenges are put before them.last_img

Sport for Better Sarajevo

first_img(Source: Under the slogan “For the fabulous Sarajevo” the association Giro di Sarajevo continues with activities that should bring progress to the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the area of infrastructure and also the improvement of the living environment.After successfully implementation of the bike ride Giro di Sarajevo 2013, in which were gathered nearly 2,000 cyclists, the focus was directed on the implementation of the project bicycle parking at the BBI center. The parking will be the first one in the city that is built according to the world standards, the so-called, inverted U, and should be completed by the end of the month.last_img read more

Gabon Cup of Nations to go ahead despite riots – CAF

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp The 2015 edition of the finals also switched venue a mere two months ahead of the finals when Morocco was stripped of hosting rights following its request to delay the tournament due to fears over the Ebola virus.Those finals were eventually staged on schedule but in Equatorial Guinea, who also co-hosted the 2012 edition with the current 2017 hosts Gabon.The 32 matches will take place at five venues, two of them in Libreville, one at Franceville a fourth at Port Gentil and also at the brand new stadium at Oyem.Overnight riots on Wednesday saw a thousand people arrested after Bongo was declared winner of disputed presidential polls.Thousands of angry protesters poured onto the streets of Libreville late on Wednesday, accusing the government of stealing the election after Bongo won a second term by a razor-thin margin over rival Jean Ping.His victory is set to extend the Bongo family’s almost 50-year rule over the small oil-rich nation. Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The African Cup of Nations continental football finals will go ahead as scheduled in Gabon despite the wave of riots following president Ali Bongo’s re-election, African football authorities confirmed on Thursday.“There will be no change, we are following proceedings closely,” African football confederation media spokesman Junior Binyam told AFP.The 16 nation bi-annual finals are scheduled to take place between January 14-February 5 in Gabon after original hosts Libya were stripped of the competition due to their ongoing civil conflict.“As things stand the schedule is being maintained,” Binyam insisted. “The draw for the finals will take place at Libreville (on) October 19 as scheduled.”However, he warned things could change.“The situation will be debated and evaluated at the annual CAF meetings (in Cairo) between September 21-27,” he explained.When asked if the finals could possibly be moved in the case of escalated violence, Binyam said: “The time has not yet come to discus that.”last_img read more

Dogs regain lead in Okanagan, Kootenay Final resumes Thursday

first_imgOsoyoos out shot the Grizz 43-29, including a wide 21-4 margin in the opening frame.Kyle Laslo out dueled a busy Tory Caldwell in the nets to register the win.Rebels back at home to host Riders in Game three ThursdayThe Castlegar Rebels play host to the Fernie Ghostriders in game three of the Kootenay Conference Final Thursday in the Sunflower City.The teams split the first two games of the series in Fernie. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Castlegar Complex. Mark Miller scored a power play goal with less than six minutes remaining in the game to spark the Osoyoos Coyotes to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Grizzlies Wednesday in Revelstoke.The win gives the Dogs a 2-1 lead in the Okanagan Conference best-of-seven series. Game four is Thursday in Revelstoke.Since being hit with eight goals in the opener, the Coyotes have tightened up the defensive end against the defending KIJHL champs, allowing three goals in two games.Taylor House also scored on the power play for Osoyoos giving the visitors a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes. Bruce Silvera tied the game, also on the power play, midway through the third.last_img read more


first_imgCOVER SONG & DESORMEAUX SPRING 30-1 SURPRISE IN GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES; 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TRAINED BY GAINES WINS BY NOSE AND COVERS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:33.73 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2016)–Longshot Cover Song found just enough room inside heavily favored Danilovna a furlong out and prevailed by a nose in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by Carla Gaines, Cover Song got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.73.Mid-pack at the rail with a quarter mile to run, Cover Song angled out turning for home as she had pacesetters Belvoir Bay, Great Page and Lady Valeur to her inside.  Three sixteenths of a mile from the wire, Danilovna was rolling to Cover Song’s outside, whereupon there was contact between the two of them, who ended up finishing first and second.“…Turning for home, I was trying to pick a spot,” said Desormeaux, who collected his third win on the afternoon.  “I thought I had a line chosen and the horse on the outside (Danilovna) started pushing on us, so I thought ‘Ok, if you’re going to initiate contact, I’m gonna hold my ground.“I’m not even sure I left my line.  I’ll have to watch the replay, but it became a horserace at that point.  My filly ran her heart out.  I could feel her turning it on.  She would not lose.”After an inquiry that lasted several minutes, the stewards ruled that Danilovna had initiated the contact and they let the original order of finish stand.A troubled 10th in the 6 ½ furlong turf Unzip Me Stakes here on Oct. 1, Cover Song was off at 30-1 in a field of 10 three year old fillies and paid $63.40, $20.80 and $9.40.“She’s been training well but we did come close to scratching her and running her down the hill,” said Gaines.  “I’m glad we decided to stay with our first choice.”Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, LLC, Cover Song was bred in Kentucky and is by the Danehill stallion Fastnet Rock.  The Autumn Miss is her first stakes win and she is now 8-2-0-3 overall.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $117,695.A most impressive 1 1/16 miles turf allowance winner in her U.S. debut at Belmont Park Sept. 22, Irish-bred Danilovna broke from the rail with Flavien Prat and although there was contact between her and the winner, she was outrun late and had to settle for second, a half length in front Barleysugar.Off at 3-2, Danilovna paid $4.20 and $2.80.Irish-bred Barleysugar, who was next to last turning for home, kept to her task wide-out and finished a neck in front of yet another Emerald Isle native, Lady Valeur.  Off at 6-1, Barleysugar paid $4.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.89, 45.83, 1:09.47 and 1:21.39.last_img read more

Confirmations and wakes affected by overwhelming stench in Burt

first_imgResidents and businesses have been ‘assaulted’ by an overwhelming smell in South Inishowen, according to Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn.The issue of the smell emanating from Grianan Estate in Burt was brought before the Seanad yesterday, as Senator MacLochlainn said there is ‘absolute outrage’ over recent developments.Senator MacLochlainn urged the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment to intervene and make legislative changes to address the problem. He said that everybody’s home is ‘devastated’ by the smell that has come from the spreading of digestate at the farm.“A confirmation day was totally ruined in the local hotel because the smell was utterly overwhelming and suffocating. We had a situation recently where somebody was holding a wake for their loved one and the house was overcome,” Senator MacLochlainn said.The Sinn Fein Senator said that the wider community is outraged by the dramatic change to the landscape in a much loved area.“Rural people who live in these areas are used to slurry spreading and farming practices going back as far as anybody can remember. They are not people who would have any difficulty with that. However, the smell of ammonia is just an assault on a large area of south Inishowen,” he said. Senator MacLochlainn called for official action on the issue: “The Ministers have to pull together with the EPA, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal County Council to solve this problem on behalf of the local community and hold this business to account for what is an assault. It might be technically legal to do what they are doing but it is utterly unethical to do what they are doing right now and it has to stop.”Meanwhile, a public meeting is taking place in Burt Hall this Thursday (11th July) at 8pm for local residents to express their views.Confirmations and wakes affected by overwhelming stench in Burt was last modified: July 11th, 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) Tags:An Grianan EstateBURTsmelllast_img read more

Antarctic Dinosaurs Found

first_imgPenguinosaurus?  Not exactly, but two previously unknown species of dinosaurs were found in different parts of Antarctica recently, according to EurekAlert.  Bones of a theropod and a sauropod were found by separate teams.  Judd Case, one of the discoverers of the theropod (of which T. Rex and velociraptor are examples), was perplexed by the find: “One of the surprising things is that animals with these more primitive characteristics generally haven’t survived as long elsewhere as they have in Antarctica.  But, for whatever reason, they were still hanging out on the Antarctic continent.”Dinosaur finds are always exciting news, but we don’t need the storytelling that usually goes with it.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more