Harlem Globetrotters reduce their carbon footprint by supporting Plant a Tree Today Foundation

first_img 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.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis On their stay in Thailand, the Globetrotters met with the local environmental charity, Plant a Tree Today (PATT) Foundation, to look at ways they can reduce their carbon footprint. The work of this foundation aims to address climate change and environmental issues through reforestation.To kick start the Globetrotters’ mission to reduce their carbon footprint, a number of native Thai trees will be planted on the team’s behalf at one of the PATT Foundation’s reforestation sites in Thailand. The projects that the PATT Foundation undertakes not only help mitigate climate change, but also improve wildlife habitat and provide income, jobs and education for local residents.PATT Foundation staff member Charisse Gebhart visited Impact Arena before the Harlem Globetrotters’ show. Gebhart, a lifelong Globetrotters fan, met with some of the team to present a certificate recognizing the team’s support of the tree planting.“I’m pleased to see all levels of society wanting to do their bit to help with our global environmental problems; it is especially great when high profile teams show their support,” said Gebhart.For more informationDr Dan Rollinson, Thailand Country ManagerTel: +66 2 2559 6255Email: [email protected] Plant A Tree Today FoundationPlant a Tree Today (PATT) Foundation works to raise awareness of global environmental issues, campaign for better environmental practices and take action against deforestation and climate change by planting trees.Plant a Tree Today (PATT) Foundation was founded in 2005 and is a UK Registered Charity and Thailand Foundation. PATT has operational offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Indonesia with representatives in Malaysia, India & South Africa.PATT was recently recognized in a prestigious UN award (the Seed award) for their innovative project concept that aims to tackle environmental and social problems in the developing world.www.plant-a-tree-today.orgAbout the Harlem GlobetrottersSponsored by Campbell Soup Company, IHOP, Spalding, and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are in their 83rd consecutive season of touring the world.The Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining over 130 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life. The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise, visit the team’s official Web site:www.harlemglobetrotters.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Harlem Globetrotters reduce their carbon footprint by supporting Plant a Tree Today Foundationcenter_img Howard Lake | 29 August 2009 | News Harlem Globetrotters reduce their carbon footprint by supporting tree planting projects with Plant a Tree Today Foundation.Bangkok, 17th August 2009: The internationally acclaimed exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, recently visited Bangkok as part of their 2009 “Spinning the Globe” World Tour. Playing nearly 400 games annually, the team spends considerable time flying around the world, dazzling the crowds with their legendary performances. As the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, the Globetrotters are keenly aware of the environmental effects and are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebritylast_img read more

Ruaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 12/6/18

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook News Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Ruaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 12/6/18 Ceol traidisiúnta le CCÉ Seamus Mac Giolla BhrídeAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RB12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Twitter Facebookcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous article20 people awaiting admission to LUHNext articleNew stretch of road to be constructed in Inishowen admin By admin – June 13, 2018 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

[Breaking] 7-Judge Committee Suggests Resumption Of Limited Physical Hearing In SC

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] 7-Judge Committee Suggests Resumption Of Limited Physical Hearing In SC Nilashish Chaudhary19 Aug 2020 7:37 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Registry has written to the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) communicating the decision of the 7-Judges Committee to resume physical hearings in a limited manner, subject to the decision of the ‘competent authority’.In the communication addressed to the President of SCAORA, it is informed that the Supreme Court Judges Committee has recommended that three…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Registry has written to the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) communicating the decision of the 7-Judges Committee to resume physical hearings in a limited manner, subject to the decision of the ‘competent authority’.In the communication addressed to the President of SCAORA, it is informed that the Supreme Court Judges Committee has recommended that three of the biggest court rooms in Supreme Court be readied to accommodate physical hearings on a trial basis, as a pilot project. The Committee, which was constituted on July 22 to look into the possibility of resuming physical hearings, arrived at this decision subsequent to a meeting held by them on August 11. Pursuant to recommendations and suggestions received by them from advocate bodies, the Committee has asked concerned authorities to prepare the premises within a week. The communication through the Additional Registrar further states that the Judges Committee is acting on the advice of medical experts and has directed the concerned authorities to ensure proper social distancing as well as setting up of desired infrastructure in order to ensure that the pilot project may be resumed safely in 10 days. “On an experimental basis, and as a pilot scheme, three amongst the Court Rooms may be got prepared, within a week’s time through concerned agencies, strictly adhering to the prescribed distancing and other norms and as per medical advice with regard to the proper infrastructure required in these Court Rooms; Subject to the decision of the Competent Authority, it has been suggested that a limited number of cases be listed for physical hearing on experimental basis after ten days in such readied Court Rooms upon prior consent and willingness in writing of all parties to such matters/cases” -informs the letterIt has also been clarified that only specific matters will be taken up for physical hearing while miscellaneous matters will continue to be heard through virtual means. The experimental resumption of physical hearings will be based on written consent of all stakeholders and a gradual increase in such hearings may be considered if the ground situation improves. “Subject to the directions of the Competent Authority, only a limited category/number of matters for final hearing may be listed for physical hearing inside such Court Rooms, and the numbers may be gradually increased if the ground situation so warrants and permits”, states the communication with regard the decision of the Judges Committee.SC registry writes to President of Supreme Court Bar Association intimating about the decision to resume physical hearing in limited court rooms in a restricted fashion on an experimental basis. pic.twitter.com/KgfSXfSbdE— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 19, 2020 The 7-Judge Committee headed by Justice NV Ramana, on July 24, had decided to review the situation after 2 weeks, in view of the medical advice to maintain status quo for a period of two weeks. That decision had been communicated by the Committee during an interaction they had on July 24 with the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Dushyant Dave, President of Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA), Shivaji M Jadhav and Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairperson, Manan Kuman Mishra. During this interaction, the judges expressed that they were fully conscious and deeply concerned about the difficulties faced by the lawyers and were anxious to gradually restore normalcy in physical functioning. However, they added that a decision in that regard has to be guided by a holistic assessment of the situation based on medical advice, and also taking into account the safety and health of lawyers, judges, litigants and court staff.The Committee had assured that inputs and suggestions of the SCBA, SCAORA and BCI would be duly taken into consideration as regards timing and modalities for a gradual resumption of physical hearing of matters and restoration of normalcy in the premises of Supreme Court.The Committee had also sought for suggestions from the SCBA and SCAORA on the categories of cases that may be taken up when physical functioning is resumed. The Supreme Court has been hearing cases through video conferencing since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has also allowed e-filing in place of physical filings.  Next Storylast_img read more

Hoon admits to private tuition

first_imgCabinet minister Geoff Hoon admitted last Saturday that he used a private tutoring company to help his teenage daughter’s Oxbridge application.The Transport Secretary and former Minister of Defence confirmed that he took his daughter to a presentation by Oxbridge Applications, a private company which charges up to £3000 for the coaching of an individual student. He would not comment on whether he had paid for tuition.Oxbridge Applications claims that applicants who receive its help are almost twice as likely to be offered a place at Oxford or Cambridge. Families who pay the £3000 charge give their child a 47% chance of admissions success, compared to the average of 26%, according to the company’s website.Mr Hoon attended an ‘Interview Preparation Day’ along with his daughter, held at a private school in the West Midlands.Hoon’s decision came to media attention when the father of another applicant noticed him at the meeting and wrote on the political website Guido Fawkes.“‘As I waited for my son in the foyer, I was surprised to see Geoff Hoon sitting a couple of seats away from me. Labour Minister gives offspring an unfair advantage in applying to top university? Surely not!” He wrote.The minister’s daughter attended a comprehensive school in Nottingham, and is currently on a gap year. Hoon himself was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, after having attended an private school on a scholarship.Tories are now accusing the government of double standards following Gordon Brown’s proposed laws to increase social mobility and stop middle-class parents giving their children an ‘unfair advantage’ in education and the workplace.“Time and time again we see double standards from Ministers. They want to change the rules to make it tougher for everyone else while enjoying all the perks for themselves and their families,” said Tory spokesman Chris Grayling.New Labour has a history of MPs paying for their children’s education or tuition. In 2003 it was revealed that MP Diane Abbot had sent her son to a £10000-a-year private school, a decision she later described as ‘indefensible”, while in 2007 ex-education minister Ruth Kelly admitted enrolling her child in a £15000-a-year prep school.last_img read more