Getting Started in Fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Getting Started in Fundraising  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Edge Gets Smarter

first_imgCo-authored with Bob Pike, GM, Smart Edge Division at IntelProgressive enterprises are pursuing software-defined Edge compute solutions with operating models powered by analytics, automation and machine communications to improve productivity, service-levels and cost structures. With hundreds of devices and sensors connecting to a network, wired connections are becoming expensive. At the same time, the mobile 5G networks are in early deployment and the existing 4G networks are not ready for the massive connections and the data associated with these connections coming their way.  This is where on-premises distributed computing with Cloud services (aka MEC) fulfills the need.Before the internet became a platform for services, the traditional compute models were always On-Premise. A large percentage of the enterprise workloads are still on-prem or in a Private Enterprise Data Center making the operations costly and complex. The dependency on the Public Cloud models for DevOps related activities makes it even more challenging for the Enterprise CIO. The fine balance for a CIO these days is to leverage Public Cloud and Private Cloud but at the same time, gaining greater control and security of the user/business data made possible by introducing on-prem Cloud. Except the on-prem Cloud has a new persona: “MEC” – Multi-access Edge Compute. This is where Cloud Computing becomes attractive to move certain data into the cloud and keep what is necessary on-prem.Telco’s are rapidly evolving and looking to “cloud-enable the last mile.”  Today with SD-WAN, Telcos have the opportunity to be positioned deeper into the Enterprise in front of the DMZ/Firewall.  They get to be application aware and can consider providing value added network services to address issues such as low latency requirements, network resiliency and building a higher level of network context and awareness.  This allows them to participate in new services and thereby net new monetization opportunities.What all of this means is that the boundaries are starting to blur, as customers demand better performance from the continuum between internet, public, private, hybrid clouds. Telco Networks must evolve to bring in the Cloud Fabric to extend connectivity seamlessly. One aspect of providing better performance is to reduce latency, which serves as a key KPI for the Telcos. One way to reduce latency is to make architectural adjustments and leverage Cloud, especially on-prem Cloud aka MEC. The 3GPP feature CUPS (Control and User Plane Separation) is not a new feature by any means.  CUPS, simply facilitates the Telcos’ ability to deploy what they can at the customer edge or provider edge and keep what they can in the central locations for orchestration and control. The main idea is to deploy the user plane (bandwidth and latency intensive) traffic local to the enterprise and leverage the existing ISP connectivity and only have the control function extended into the telco cloud. By making this simple architectural adjustment, two things emerge for a CIO to look at seriously:Keeping local data secured and leveraging existing connectivity modelsCosts and Operational efficiencies would vary based on the amount of control an Enterprise chooses to have in this model.As enterprises transform their networks, both Dell Technologies and Intel are enabling virtualization of workloads and greater flexibility via software defined networking. Dell has a Dual Prong strategy as it relates to the 5G Transformation which is essential for the Telecom Transformation and is Integral for the Telecom Digital Transformation.Intel offers a broad portfolio of technologies for the edge and collaborates deeply across the industry, including on tools and software optimizations. As an example, Intel has launched the OpenNESS toolkit under an open-source model to continue to drive its network transformation vision at the Edge of the network. Additionally, Intel Smart Edge Software, built on open standards, enables the delivery of Dell Technologies led private mobility services with a focus around on-prem Edge.By collaborating on technologies like these, Telcos can build a monetization engine to penetrate further into the Vertical Enterprise Markets (B2B or B2B2C) and capitalize on the investments they are making to evolve their networks into a Services Oriented Architecture for 5G.last_img read more

Leafs snap two-game slide by doubling Spokane 4-2 Saturday night in Lilac City

first_imgNik Newman registered his first multiple point game of the season to help the Nelson Leafs snap a two-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.The two teams meet Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena in the second half of the home-and-home Murdoch Division series.Newman, from Saugus, California, scored once and added two assists as the Leafs exploded for three goals in the first period past Spokane netminder Branden Amatto — including two markers in an 18-second span.The final 33 seconds was a wild time the teams combined for three goals, two by the Leafs James Sorriey and Newman and the final tally by Dylan Solberg of the Braves with six seconds remaining in the frame.Nelson then rode the hot goaltending of rookie Patrick Defoe who won his first game in the Green and White by stopping 32 of 24 shots. Spokane made a push in the third out shooting the Leafs 12-6.Leaf defenceman Riley Henderson scored his first goal of the season on the power play early in the third to give Nelson a two-goal cushion.Max Mois of Prince George opened the scoring for Nelson before Thomas McNevin replied for the Braves.Nelson, 2-1-0-1, pulls to within a point of Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch standings. Castlegar, thumping Grand Forks 9-2 Friday thanks to a five-point outburst from Anthony Delong, is third one point behind Nelson while Spokane, 1-4-0-0, is fourth. Grand Forks is winless in three [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgMike Smith2061430%55%$605,940 Richard Baltas4469514%45%$374,358 CAL-BREDS NOT UNDERESTIMATED BY PETER EURTONAshleyluvssugar has run in a Grade I or a Grade II stakes in nine of his last 10 starts, so it might appear he’s in a softer spot Saturday when he runs in the ungraded $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank for California-bred or sired horses.Not so says Peter Eurton, who trains the consistent six-year-old gelded son of Game Plan, winner of eight of 19 career starts, with three seconds, three thirds and earnings of $1,007,504.“We’ll try to get him to run his race from the rail,” Eurton said. “The one hole is the one hole. (Flavien) Prat is a great rider so he’ll do his best to get him into a good position. The horse is doing well.“Even though it’s not a Grade I race, the Cal-breds are good. We never underestimate anybody.”The field for the Turf Classic, which goes as race seven: Ashleyluvssugar, Flavien Part; Ward ‘n Jerry, Stewart Elliott; Ralis, Mario Gutierrez; Temple Keys, Santiago Gonzalez; Cardiac, Corey Nakatani; What a View, Tyler Baze; He Will, Rafael Bejarano; Patriots Rule, Joe Talamo; Tamarando, Martin Garcia; and Poshky, Jamie Theriot.The California Cup Turf Classic is one of five stakes Saturday in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses, offering a total of $1 million in purse money. Norberto Arroyo, Jr.5074214%26%$331,230 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won FINISH LINES: According to Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita has absorbed a whopping 11.32 inches of rain this month. Although Sunday’s races were cancelled due to extremely wet conditions, Moore has today’s main track in “fast” condition . . . Old warhorse Royal F J, still earning his keep at age 10, makes his 92nd start in today’s eighth race. Trained by Jack Carava, the chestnut Royal Academy gelding comes off a rousing 2 ½ length win at Del Mar on Dec. 3. With an overall record of 91-8-17-14, he’s earned $535,540 . . . Sham Stakes winner. Gormley, mentioned by trainer John Shirreffs as possible for the March 11 San Felipe Stakes, worked five furlongs under Chantal Sutherland in company  with Hollywood Strike Gormley went in 1:00.60, while Hollywood Strike got 1:00.80 . . . Play ball! Of the 234 recorded workouts Thursday on Santa Anita’s fast main track (215) and dirt track (19), two were by horses named for diamond Hall of Famers, Catfish Hunter and Pee Wee Reese . . . Santa Anita simulcast host Megan Devine and’s Jeff Siegel will offer their selections at 10:50 a.m. Saturday and 11:20 a.m. Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens. Tom Quigley hosts. Peter Miller3178423%61%$363,550 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 21) JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat711771124%49%$908,103 Tyler Baze741610722%45%$542,602 Bob Baffert2653419%46%$398,246 Peter Eurton2163029%43%$186,495 SPECIAL FIRST POST TIME SATURDAY IS 11:45 A.M.In an effort to better accommodate both the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational from Gulfstream and a 10-race Sunshine Millions/California Cup card locally, Santa Anita has moved first post time on Saturday up to 11:45 a.m.  Approximate post time for the Pegasus World Cup is at 2:44 p.m. PST.The Pegasus, which features a widely anticipated rematch between all-time North American money-won leader California Chrome and Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Arrogate, has generated tremendous interest nationwide and Santa Anita is thus expecting a large crowd for it and its Sunshine Millions/Cal Cup program.Separated by just a half-length in their only meeting, Arrogate prevailed in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic here Nov. 5, but it was Chrome who took home his second Eclipse Award Horse of the Year title this past Saturday, in addition to being voted Eclipse Champion Older Dirt Male.A California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit, California Chrome has been trained throughout his amazing career by Art Sherman, 79, who sent him out to win the 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies. Owned by California Chrome, LLC, he has won 16 of his 26 starts and amassed earnings of $14,502,650.Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Juddmonte Farms, Arrogate followed up on a record-setting 13 ½ length win in the prestigious Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 27, with his Classic win over Chrome in what was only his sixth career start. He was thus voted Eclipse Champion 3-year-old Male for 2016.For scratches, changes and complete Sunshine Millions/Cal Cup entries and morning line information, please visit Stewart Elliott5166812%39%$227,560 UNIQUE BELLA IN BULLET DRILL FOR LAS VIRGENESBudding superstar Unique Bella worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Thursday in a bullet 58.20 under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez for the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 5.“It was a very good work,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said. “We usually don’t work them that fast, but she was doing it all on her own.”Two-time Eclipse champion Songbird, meanwhile, arrived from Kentucky on Monday to prepare for her four-year-old campaign.“She trained Tuesday, Wednesday and today, but she won’t be working (breezing) for at least a month,” Hollendorfer said of the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, who has not raced since absorbing her first loss after 11 straight facile triumphs, to Beholder by a nose in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita Nov. 4.The 58.20 clocking, also recorded by the Richard Baltas-trained Lunar Empress, was the fastest of 86 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:01.24. DESERT STEEL RETURNS TO TURF IN SUNSHINE MILLION TESTDesert Steel returns to the grass Saturday where she has run 11 of her 15 career races. She is coming off a wide third-place finish in a minor stakes over Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta surface, but prior to that ran in 11 straight grass races, winning three.The six-year-old gray Desert Code mare bred by Harris Farms runs Saturday in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at about 6 ½ furlongs.“I think she’s definitely better on turf,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “I don’t think she liked the surface last time, and she ran a good second last time she ran down the hill (in the California Distaff Handicap last Oct. 15) to Enola Gray. She’s the one to beat but my mare is sharp so we’re going to give it a go.”The Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, race two: Desert Steel, Rafael Bejarano; Enola Gray, Tyler Baze; How Unusual, Kent Desormeaux; All That heat, Flavien Prat; Tale of Papa Nick, Drayden Van Dyke; Late ‘n Left, Edwin Maldonado; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez; Lucy De, Stewart Elliott; and Cuddle Alert, Agapito Delgadillo.center_img ECLIPSE AWARD LANDSLIDE BY SO-CAL HORSESASHLEYLUVSSUGAR READY FOR TURF CLASSIC SPECIAL FIRST POST TIME SATURDAY: 11:45 A.M.DESERT STEEL RETURNS TO TURF VS. CAL-BREDSUNIQUE BELLA FIRES BULLET FOR LAS VIRGENES Drayden Van Dyke5059210%32%$319,441 Martin Pedroza4266614%43%$222,428 SOUTHERN CAL HORSES DOMINATE ECLIPSE AWARDSHeaded by Horse of the Year California Chrome, Southern California-based horses dominated Saturday night’s Eclipse Awards Dinner at Gulfstream Park, as seven horses took home a total of eight Eclipse trophies. Not only did the legendary six-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit win for the second time in the Horse of the Year category, he was also voted Eclipse Champion Older Dirt Male.“Chrome,” who began his 2016 campaign for trainer Art Sherman with an authoritative victory in Santa Anita’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 9, would go on to win six consecutive races, including the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes here on Oct. 1, before running second by a half length to Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5.A winner of the 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, California Chrome is tentatively scheduled to retire to stud at co-owner Taylor Made Farms in Kentucky following Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream.Bob Baffert’s Santa Anita-based Arrogate, who followed his record-shattering win in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 27 with his Breeders’ Cup Classic victory over California Chrome in only his sixth career start, was voted Eclipse Champion 3-year-old Male.Owned by Juddmonte Farms, Arrogate was a perfect three for three at The Great Race Place in 2016, beginning with his maiden special weight win on June 5.In addition to Arrogate, Baffert also tasted Eclipse victory with Drefong, who was voted Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter. Unbeaten in three starts here last year, Drefong capped his championship season with a 1 ¼ length win in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint Nov. 5.“It just goes to show you how tough it is out here in California,” said Baffert. “We work very hard to compete at the top level, win big races and championships . . . that’s always our goal. I’m proud of our team and what we’ve accomplished.”In a masterstroke that has been commonplace throughout his incredible Hall of Fame career, trainer Richard Mandella oversaw Santa Anita-based Beholder’s fifth and final racing campaign, which was culminated by an epic nose victory over previously undefeated Songbird in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 4. That, along with two other graded victories at Santa Anita, enabled the Spendthrift Farm color bearer to be named Eclipse Champion Older Dirt Female, making her a four-time Eclipse Champion.Undefeated in seven starts leading into the Distaff, Santa Anita-based Songbird began 2016 by streaking to four consecutive victories: in the Grade II Las Virgenes on Feb. 6, the Grade III Santa Ysabel on March 5, the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 9 and the Grade II Summertime Oaks on June 18, by a combined 20 ½ lengths.Owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird’s nose loss to Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff will no doubt go down as one of the greatest Distaffs of all-time, rivaling the 1989 showdown between Personal Ensign and Winning Colors.In what trainer Ian Kruljac, 28, described as “a once-in-a-lifetime day,” his prized filly, Finest City, won Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes, while Kruljac’s father, Eric, was on hand at Gulfstream to pinch hit for his son and receive Finest City’s Eclipse Award as Champion Female Sprinter.Based throughout the year at Santa Anita, Finest City, a four-year-old filly by City Zip, capped 2016 with a three-quarter length victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint here on Nov. 5. Owned by Seltzer Thoroughbreds, Finest City was 8-2-2-2 on the year and amassed annual earnings of $823,200.Like Kruljac, trainer Peter Eurton brought home his first Eclipse Award as well, as his Champagne Room was voted Champion 2-year-old Filly. Based at Santa Anita, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Broken Vow broke her maiden in the Grade II Sorrento Stakes Aug. 6 at Del Mar and culminated her freshman season with an upset win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies here Nov. 5. Owned by Ciaglia, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, R. Christiansen and Sharon Alesia, Champagne Room has a 5-2-1-1 mark and earnings of $1,286,600.In addition to eight equine Eclipse Awards, Santa Anita-based Baffert and jockey Mike Smith were also finalists in their respective categories.Suffice to say, Santa Anita was The Great Race Place to be in 2016! Jerry Hollendorfer4898819%52%$743,684 Doug  O’Neill56691011%45%$382,468 Kent Desormeaux47106621%47%$679,723 Rafael Bejarano55781013%45%$531,953 Philip D’Amato2454521%58%$439,575 J. Keith Desormeaux1762435%71%$368,675 William Spawr1160255%73%$169,341 Luis Contreras43581012%53%$260,539 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS John Sadler1854528%78%$254,234last_img read more

Penza: At midway point of GNAC play, destiny is still in Humboldt State’s hands

first_imgArcata >> Five down, five to go.Humboldt State has officially hit the midway point of its 2017 season.Despite going out and being handed an incredibly disappointing loss to Central Washington over the weekend that saw HSU fall out of first place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, all is not lost.Not even close to it. As we enter the start of the GNAC’s second half this weekend, Humboldt sits one game behind Central Washington in the standings with a rematch against the …last_img read more

Jive SBS 4.0 Offers Office Integration and an iPhone App

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Products 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img alex williams In its most significant update to date, Jive Software is following the evolution of the social web in the enterprise with features that allow users the flexibility to use the tools in multiple ways.Social Business 4.0 (SBS), is Jive’s latest version of its enterprise collaboration technology. In this new release, Jive includes deep integration with Microsoft Office, a mobile application for the iPhone and Blackberry plus the ability to bridge from internal to external communities.Companies in the Enterprise 2.0 space are quickly finding that the era of isolation is pretty much over. Social technologies are not space age concepts anymore. It no longer feels like you are speaking a different language when talking about the social web. The users are there. And they want more than single-use applications.They want flexibility and convenience.In this regard, Jive is offering the ability to create or save documents in Microsoft Office with automatic upload to the Jive platform. Documents are rendered for the browser for users to view and make comments. Users may also collaborate on documents such as Power Point presentations. This co-authoring feature is similar to what you can do in Google Docs. We expect to see more companies offering this type of co-authoring capability. Socialtext, for instance, came out of beta with SocialCalc, its distributed spreadsheet application.Mobile applications are starting to make headway into the enterprise. SocialCast unveiled its iPhone application earlier this month. We expect that enterprise applications will proliferate over the next year.Jive took this into consideration when deciding to go with an iPhine application. Analysts they spoke with said that enterprises are accepting the influx of iPhones, mostly due to huge demand for the device. .The Jive application for the iPhone includes:Collaboration features for users to engage with others through discussion threads, blogs, documents, comments and repliesAbility to follow people based on their activity streamA rich profile environment, providing the ability to quickly find peopleFor the Blackberry:Users may receive content they follow via email and reply as well to the content they follow. This includes content from blogs, discussions, documents and status updates.The application leverages vCard technology that users may download and apply to a particular space or group.SBS 4.0 is a comprehensive update. It has a number of additional features including the ability to bridge communities outside the firewall. Other new features include tools for community managers to quantify the activity of their communities.Jive SBS 4.0 is available now. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

West Bengal government suspends 2 teachers over midday meal issues

first_imgAfter the shocking incident of boiled rice and salt served to students in midday meal in a school in Hooghly district came to light, the West Bengal government has suspended two teachers of the institute and has also fixed a menu for the midday meal, an official said.‘Punish the guilty’Two teachers of the Chunchura Banimandir Balika Bidyalaya have been suspended after footage of the students being served rice and salt triggered an outrage on Monday last prompting Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to order a departmental probe into the incident and promise strict action.A School Education Department official said on Saturday that the two, one former teacher in-charge and the other present teacher in-charge, were placed under suspension on Tuesday, a day after the incident was reported on TV channels and BJP MP Locket Chatterjee rushed to the school demanding all those found to be guilty be punished. “We will take further action on the basis of probe which is still on,” said the official, but didn’t divulge identify of the two teachers. In the wake of the incident, the School Education Department on Thursday sent notification to all District Magistrates asking them to strictly maintain the menu and also gave a chart which specified on which date which type of food will be served.‘Visit all schools’ A copy of the notification to the DM of East Midnapore district specified — rice, dal, potato, vegetable curry will have to be served on Monday; rice, dal, egg/fish curry will be given on Tuesday; rice, dal, mixed vegetable will be given on Wednesday; rice, fish or egg curry, vegetables will be given on Thursday; rice dal, potato curry (posto) for Friday and rice dal, soyabean and potato curry on Saturday, it said. All officials in-charge of midday meals have been asked “to instruct all local level officers, education supervisors to visit cent per cent schools” (all the schools) from August 24 to August 31 to ensure that the midday meal is provided in a proper manner to the students and to send compiled report everyday to the School Education Department. Copies of the notifications were made available on Saturday.‘Zero tolerance’ The move was preceded by Education Minister Partha Chatterjee earlier asserting that the government will “do everything” to ensure children get the proper kind of midday meal and there will be “zero tolerance” to any attempt to deprive children of their prescribed meal.last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for May 31

first_imgARIESYou tend to worry about finances and details, and only stress yourself. Personal relationships tend to go up and down as they are sensitive and you are on edge. A calm and meditative space inside helps you to put things in correct perspective and bring harmony. Lucky number 7. Colour green.TAURUSYou are approaching a goal with speed and success as different aspects fall into place unexpectedly. Things happen very quickly and you need to make snap decisions and take up opportunities and challenges! This is a time of change and movement on many levels. Lucky number 8. Colour pastel.GEMINIYou are ambitious and goal oriented as you achieve targets and complete projects. You can be obsessed, heavy and serious but a light and playful attitude helps to actualize plans and reach objectives. Endurance in your path to success takes you there finally. Lucky number 15. Colour brown.CANCEREnergies are in balanced manifestation, empowering you to achieve goals at work and love in relationships. You achieve professional victory in competitive situations. You get the rewards of all the efforts you have been putting in to your business in the past. Lucky number 6. Colour reds.LEOYou are youthful, beautiful and strong like ‘The Princess of Pentacles’ with a passion for life! You are diligent in professional ventures, earthy matters, transactions and practical details. Visitors, happenings and communications can surprise you. Lucky number 14. Colour ocean green.VIRGOThere is harmony of change and alternation of energies as you swing from one level of consciousness to the other. You go through a gamut of experience in emotional relationships. Remain centered through it all by witnessing rather than participating in conflicts. Lucky number 2. Colour reds.advertisementLIBRAYou have an artful mastery of integrating resources and forces to achieve your objectives. Good management leads to success and completion. You are not afraid of taking on difficult tasks that call for maneuvers. There is goodwill and support from friends. Lucky number 14. Colour green.SCORPIOThe body, mind and spirit are in harmony and you experience a feeling of contentment! Success in business and love in relationships transforms your attitudes. Your hard work has established a foundation for gain. You touch higherlevels of consciousness. Lucky number 1. Colour red.SAGITTARIUSThe ancient ‘Tree of Life’ formation suggests that you have a strong foundation, which allows you to flourish in earthy aspects. An established business can grow as new opportunities present themselves. Meditate and taste your inner space of bliss. Lucky number 10. Colour saffron.CAPRICORNThere is love and fulfillment in relationships. You regain health and vigor to indulge in sport and busy work schedules. Beware of over indulgence, as you tend to disregard warning signals. You are fortunate with deals and gain in financial transactions. Lucky number 9. Colour pink.AQUARIUSProfessional aspects are limited and you need to stick to the same old routines! Relationships are supportive through ups and downs. You can expect temporary delay in business matters. Find a way to release stress that may be building up inside you. Lucky number 10. Colour yellow.PISCESYou stand in the middle of a doorway trying to make decisions! You go beyond illusions outside and go within yourself to find truths. As you take definite steps towards a positive direction in professional matters there is clarity about participation of people. Lucky number 20. Colour blue.last_img read more

Pacers Copeland, Wife Stabbed in NY

first_imgNEW YORK — Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub early April 8 following an argument on the street near a Chelsea club that also led to the arrest of two Atlanta Hawks players, authorities said.The violence broke out just before 4 a.m. outside 1Oak Club, a trendy Chelsea spot where celebs like Justin Beiber and Snoop Dogg mingle with Manhattan partygoers.Police say the couple was arguing on the street as the attacker eavesdropped, and started to interfere. The dispute escalated until the 22-year-old suspect pulled out a knife and started slashing, police said.Copeland, 31, a former member of the New York Knicks, was stabbed in the abdomen and his wife slashed in the arm and across the breast. The third woman was slashed in the abdomen.The victims were hospitalized and in stable condition, police said. The suspected attacker was in custody, and a knife was recovered at the scene.Atlanta Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha were arrested on charges of obstructing the crime scene, after police said they blocked officers from trying to start their investigation.The players were in town to play the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay’s Center on April 8 and had arrived the night of April 7 after playing a night game in Atlanta.Garin Narain, the Hawks Vice President of Public Relations, said in a statement to The Associated Press on April 8 that the team is investigating the matter.“We are aware of the situation involving Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha this morning,” Narain said. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will have further comment at the appropriate time.”The Pacers were in town to play the Knicks; Copeland played with the Knicks during in the 2012-13 season. Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird said the team was aware that Copeland had been injured.“We are still gathering information and will update when we know more. Our thoughts are with Chris and those injured.”The nightclub had been cited at least 10 times for altercations and four times for noise in 2014, according to a New York Post report. Calls to club went unanswered April 8.(COLLEEN LONG)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Overdose Emergency Response Centre set up in BC to combat overdose deaths

first_imgVANCOUVER – British Columbia has established a command centre to provide a co-ordinated response to the overdose crisis, using expertise from some of the public health experts who worked to stem the spread of HIV in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy told a new conference Friday that staff at the Overdose Emergency Response Centre at Vancouver General Hospital will work with five new regional response teams and community action teams to deliver tailored services.She said that could mean linking people who end up at emergency departments with overdose prevention sites, setting them up with housing or providing culturally appropriate services for those who are Indigenous and are likely to fatally overdose at three times the rate of others.The minister said she is working with various mayors to determine what services their communities need, such as distribution of naloxone, a drug that reverses overdoses.“We’re putting this emergency response centre in place to fuel urgent local action and rapidly implement locally driven solutions on the ground — actions to prevent overdose deaths and actions to support people towards treatment and recovery,” she said.The centre will include staff from the Health Ministry, the First Nations Health Authority, first responders, addiction specialists and “people with lived experience,” Darcy said.She said people who show up at emergency departments after an overdose will get help from regional and community action teams to fast track them into treatment.Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, will lead the centre and said data will be collected regularly so health experts are not waiting for statistics that are released every few months by the coroners service.“We will work with our colleagues in regions around the province who will in turn work with local first responders and community partners,” she said.Treatment of opioid use disorder with drugs such as suboxone is becoming more widespread but therapy with injectable drugs such as hydromorphone must also be expanded, she said.She said only about 200 people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are currently using injectables almost two years into a public health emergency declared by the province.“That is unacceptable and will be one of our first orders of business,” Daly said, adding the response will be “nimble” in a province where people with HIV were identified as early as possible to prevent a further spread of the disease.She pointed out some of the experts who implemented that program and said they will be part of the team at the Overdose Emergency Response Centre.“These people are implementation experts and these are the people who will lead this next phase of the response to the opioid crisis.”John and Jennifer Hedican said they were on their own in trying to get their 26-year-old son Ryan help before he died in April from fentanyl-laced heroin and they’re hoping the centre will provide others the resources he didn’t get.“Ryan asked for help many times before he was poisoned and our whole family experienced the horrendous lack of support this disease receives,” John Hedican told the news conference.Hedican said their son needed intervention numerous times as he went into recovery and relapsed, but it was critical in January 2016 when he needed housing after the family could no longer deal with his substance use in their home.Ryan Hedican was found unresponsive during a lunch break after returning to work as a third-year electrician, Hedican said of his son, adding the stigma against people who use illicit drugs was another issue the family had to battle.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more