BUPA Foundation honoured at the 2007 ‘Life after Stroke’ awards

first_img The BUPA Foundation has been awarded the Trust Supporter Award at the Stroke Association’s annual Life After Stroke Awards for its “invaluable contribution to stroke research”.The awards ceremony, held at London’s Claridges, recognises the outstanding achievements that individuals have made in fighting the effects of stroke, as well as celebrating organisations which have furthered and encouraged the work of The Stroke Association.The BUPA Foundation is an independent charity that donates funds to medical research and healthcare initiatives across a range of disciplines from medicine to surgery to occupational health. Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 June 2007 | News 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. Jon Barrick, Chief Executive of The Stroke Association said: “The BUPA Foundation has a long history of supporting stroke research, which to date totals in excess of £1 million.”The Corporate Supporter Award went to Servier Laboratories. BUPA Foundation honoured at the 2007 ‘Life after Stroke’ awards  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Zimmer, Trump, and the future of flood control

first_imgDear Editor:Our mayor has a fondness for the Rebuild By Design program which I agree, if implemented, represents Hoboken’s best opportunity to safeguard ourselves against future weather disasters. That said, I find it very odd that while I received numerous reminders from our mayor about how to vote regarding November’s school board election, I saw nothing from her about the presidential election. Is this really where her priorities lie?Perhaps the mayor didn’t want to reveal her true Republican leanings, or somehow thought her neutrality would best position her afterwards. Given her affinity for politics, I suspect the latter but did it not occur to her which candidate held the best hope for Hoboken’s future given our vulnerable location near the Hudson estuary (among other things)?It is sometimes said that being neutral is nothing more than being without principles. What’s the future of Rebuild By Design in the age of Trump? Is the mayor really telling us that maintaining her grip on the school board is more important than safeguarding our city against future natural calamities? Will she ever put her constituents above politics?We need our elected officials to be responsive to their citizenry as was originally intended.Hank Forrestlast_img read more

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Facility Solutions: Remote branch management

first_imgKnow what’s going on at your credit union’s office by pulling out your smartphone.by: Paul Seibert, CMCVideo tellers, video conference, remote messaging systems and ATMs enhance branch performance from a distance. So it’s not totally surprising that today’s technology is also enabling remote management of branches, literally from the facility manager’s phone, helping to make branches more efficient.When I started managing facilities in the banking industry, I had to rely on scheduled maintenance inspections to discover problems. If there was an emergency issue, our help desk received a phone call and we dispatched one of our service partners. Today knowing when maintenance needs to be called is much more automatic.In the last 15 years, building systems monitoring has evolved and now could be considered part of “the Internet of everything” trend. Here’s a summary of many ways remote monitoring can be applied to the benefit of your credit union and its members: continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Bolt adds to the legend

first_imgWORLD RECORD—Jamaica’s Usain Bolt leads United States’ Ryan Bailey to win the men’s 4 x 100-meter relay final during the athletics in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, in London. Jamaica set a new world record with a time of 36.84 seconds.(AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) The speed. The medals. The poses. It could only be Usain Bolt, who electrified the London Games by becoming the first man to win the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay golds in back-to-back Olympics. Even IOC President Jacques Rogge, who initially balked at giving him “living legend” status, conceded that the six-time gold medalist “is the best sprinter of all time.” last_img

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Gayle goes to court – Jamaican batting star retains Aussie media lawyer

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Embattled West Indies batting star Chris Gayle plans to sue Fairfax Media for the publication of an article alleging he indecently exposed himself in a Sydney dressing room during last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. The Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday that the 36-year-old has retained Australian lawyer Mark O’Brien, known as a defamation specialist, to begin action against the media organisation. “Chris Gayle has strongly denied the allegations first published by Fairfax Media that he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year’s World Cup in Sydney,” Gayle’s management was quoted as saying in a statement. “Despite such denials, Fairfax Media continues to publish the false and defamatory allegations, which have received widespread republication in media throughout the world. “As a result, Chris Gayle has retained Mark O’Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer, to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.” Fairfax Media is standing by the report while Cricket Australia is said to be investigating the incident. The alleged incident was reported after Gayle came under fire for his controversial interview with Channel TEN reporter Mel McLaughlin, where he appeared to openly flirt with the journalist, during a Big Bash game in Hobart last Monday. Interview “I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well, that’s the reason why I’m here. Just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice,” Gayle told McLaughlin following a stroke-filled 41 for Melbourne Renegades at Bellerive Oval. He continued: “So, hopefully, we can win this game and we can have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby.” BBL head Anthony Everard branded Gayle’s comments as “disrespectful and simply inappropriate” while Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland said the Jamaican had been “completely out of line”. Gayle apologised for the incident and was slapped with a $10,000 (US$7,000) fine.last_img read more

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Chinese automaker’s SA plant ‘on track’

first_img31 July 2013Construction of Chinese manufacturer First Automotive Works’ truck assembly plant at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape is on track for completion by the first quarter of 2014 at the latest, the Coega Development Corporation said on Tuesday.The R200-million plant is the first phase of a R600-million investment – the first foreign direct investment in the Coega IDZ – that will eventually include plants for manufacturing light commercial and passenger vehicles.Coega Development Corporation (CDC) spokesperson Ayanda Vilakazi told SAinfo on Tuesday that the original December 2013 completion target could still be met, notwithstanding delays caused by the weather and other factors. Failing this, the plant would be completed in the first quarter of 2014.Lead contractor WBHO Construction’s Eastern Cape managing director, Arnie van Jaarsveldt, said in a CDC statement on Tuesday that the top structures of the plant would be complete and the shell of the building completely enclosed by mid-August.He said a 50-strong installation crew would also arrive from China in August for the installation of the plant machinery followed by the testing and commissioning phase.Van Jaarsveldt said there had been significant collaboration between the Chinese engineers and their South African counterparts working on the plant, representing “a coup for skills development and mentorship”.Construction of the truck assembly plant, which covers 10 hectares, will create about 2 000 jobs over the entire construction phase. In its operational phase, the plant is expected to produce 5 000 trucks annually, creating a further 280 permanent jobs.In the same statement on Tuesday, Vilakazi said that, according to the CDC’s preliminary results for the financial year, the state-owned corporation had attracted eight new investors in 2012/13 and generated revenue through external projects and services of R290-million, while creating 13 596 direct and indirect jobs and providing training to 13 607 people.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Kallis, Amla hit tons to decimate India

first_imgSouth Africa batsmen toyed with India bowlers, making a mockery of their numero uno Test rank at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.South Africa’s Hashim Amla plays one down the leg side as India’s skipper M.S. Dhoni looks on in Centurion on Friday. Photo by APUnlike first day’s play, Friday’s game was dominated by batsmen. And much to India’s despair, all of them came from the Protea camp. Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis hit unbeaten tons to help the hosts put 366/2 on board.The duo put on 200 for the third wicket batting together for more than two hours only to head back when play was called off.Just two wickets fell on the day and both came off experienced off-spinner Harbhajan Singh’s bowling.In the absence of paceman Zaheer Khan, who is out nursing his hamstring injury, India’s bowling department lacked the kill.The medium pacers – Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth and debutant Jaidev Unadkat were helpless in the face of a clinical South Africans.Sachin Tendulkar, with his unconventional bowling too could not do much for the team’s cause and so did Suresh Raina, who took to bowling in a bid to offset the opposition batting.South Africa’s Jacques Kallis plays one to the deep as India’s captain M.S. Dhoni looks on in Centurion on Friday. Photo by APThe only bright spot was the presence of Harbhajan Singh who on two occasions lifted India’s spirits.First, he broke skipper Graeme Smith and Petersen’s partnership at the stroke of lunch claiming the skipper on 62 and then deep into the second session got rid of the other opener Alviro Petersen on 77.advertisementThe match started half-an-hour early to make up for the lost time on Thursday. And no sooner did it start that India skipper M.S. Dhoni, who was at the crease with last man Unadkat, was seen walking back to Morkel’s delight.Morkel completed his five-wicket haul and India their batting, all out on 136.last_img read more

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WWE’s Daniel Bryan plays ‘Superstar or Zlatan’

first_imgVideos WWE’s Daniel Bryan plays ‘Superstar or Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:10 6/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Zlatan Brock Videos WTF The renowned wrestler is quizzed by Goal on whether the former Manchester United and Barcelona forward came out with the quote or one of his own WWE Superstars are known to be great on the microphone, but who’s come out with the best quotes: them or LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic?We asked WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan whether he could tell if these quotes came from a fellow wrestler or the biggest mouth in football, Ibrahimovic, who now plays his football Stateside. Some were easier than others!Who said it – @WWE superstar or @Ibra_official? @WWEDanielBryan tries his luck… pic.twitter.com/mXZtQK9XOS— Goal (@goal) June 1, 2018Goal also asked Bryan about his rumoured love for Everton and support of Wayne [email protected] superstar @WWEDanielBryan sat down with Goal to discuss just why he became an @Everton fan… pic.twitter.com/MKx6s2hLyF— Goal (@goal) 1 June 2018Check out Goal’s YouTube channel for more exclusive interviews with famous football fans from all corners of the world!last_img read more

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Eli Lilly buying Loxo Oncology for about 8 billion

first_imgSTAMFORD, Conn. — Eli Lilly is buying Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion, broadening its lineup of cancer treatments.Loxo Oncology Inc., based in Stamford, Connecticut, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of medicines for patients with genomically defined cancers.Eli Lilly and Co. said Monday that it will pay $235 for each Loxo share. That’s a 68 per cent premium to the company’s Friday closing price of $139.87.The deal is expected to close by the end of the first quarter.Shares of Eli Lilly, based in Indianapolis, fell 2.7 per cent in Monday premarket trading.The Associated Presslast_img

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SC seeks details on detenues release in Assam

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Assam Chief Secretary to file an affidavit before April 25 recommending better measures for the release of detenues in the state detention centres. The Bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, observed that the centres were in a dilapidated condition. The court directed the government to come up with possible methodology to release the alleged illegal foreigners, especially those who have been held up for long. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The Bench took into consideration the government plea that observations made during the hearing of the case could impact the parliamentary elections in the state, and therefore, the plea should be heard after April 23, when Assam goes to the polls. The petition will be heard on April 25. The court discarded the government’s claims that the detention centres were “not in extremely bad shape” and said it was not a place where anybody would like to be. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The court was informed that 915 people were in the detention centres. The CJI directed the Chief Secretary to conduct a meeting with all stakeholders in the case and file an affidavit on or before April 23, with all the details of releasing the detenues. During the hearing, advocate Prashant Bhushan suggested the detenues could be released on the assurance or surety of being Indian citizens, and in case of criminals, technology could used to keep a track of them. Bhushan mentioned radio tagging the people with criminal background.last_img read more

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