When Harvey Met Bob: BBC2 to screen Live Aid drama

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The BBC Two Christmas line-up will include a drama based on Live Aid, “the biggest televised international charity event in history” according to the BBC. “When Harvey Met Bob”, produced by Great Meadow Productions, will mark the 25th anniversary of Live Aid.The 90-minute drama stars Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) as Bob Geldof and Ian Hart (Backbeat, Five Daughters) as Harvey Goldsmith, the two leading men who put the event on.Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two said: “To mark the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, BBC Two celebrates with an ambitious single drama which tells the story behind the biggest televised international charity event in history and the two inspiring men that made it happen.”The BBC describes the drama a “roller-coaster ride that is the humorous, warm, tension-filled and ultimately deeply moving story of the relationship between the odd couple, as they go from a mad-cap idea and a list of unconfirmed acts, to the biggest televised international charity event in history”.Kate Triggs of Great Meadow Productions, said: “We were inspired by this story because it has, at its heart, a fantastic relationship that is funny, moving and borne out of the real drama of trying to achieve something huge and unprecedented. It’s a film about two men who are prepared to think the unthinkable and achieve the seemingly impossible.”When Harvey Met Bob is written by Joe Dunlop, directed by Nick Renton and produced by Catherine Magee.Great Meadow Productions’ other recent credits include the award-winning ‘Margaret’ for BBC Two, ‘Margaret Thatcher – The Long Walk To Finchley’ for BBC Four, ‘Bradford Riots’ for Channel 4 and ‘Messiah’ for BBC One.www.greatmeadowprods.com/when-harvey-met-bob.html Howard Lake | 25 November 2010 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Events TV 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 When Harvey Met Bob: BBC2 to screen Live Aid dramalast_img read more

Charity Matcher to help charities source local furloughed workers as volunteers

first_img  402 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Midlands-based digital product studio Freestyle has launched an online service to help charities impacted by Covid-19 connect with and find support from local businesses and their furloughed workers.Charity Matcher works using geographical location, and lets organisations registered on the website volunteer their furloughed employees as well as donate access to premises and equipment, and money.Charity Matcher is free for both charities and businesses to use. Support needed or offered will be determined by the selection of up to four categories: Funds, People, Premises or Equipment. Those registered will be able to locate and start conversations with others based on geographical location.Dan Archer, Marketing Director for Freestyle, commented:“Charity Matcher is completely free to use and has been created with one simple objective in mind – to introduce charities with local businesses.“Few charities have the cash reserves from which to survive a prolonged downturn so we are hopeful our platform will make a huge difference to many charities across the UK. Not only will it connect them with local businesses but it will give them access to much needed resources and donations to ensure their continued support for people and communities, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”“Charity Matcher provides a solution for charities who are in desperate need of volunteers and resources. The concept for Charity Matcher has taken less than two weeks to complete – from validating the idea to official launch. I encourage as many charities and businesses to get themselves registered. You never know what support there is just around the corner.”Charities and businesses can find out more or sign up on the Charity Matcher site. Advertisement Tagged with: COVID-19 Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Melanie May | 11 May 2020 | News Charity Matcher to help charities source local furloughed workers as volunteers  401 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Bratton and protests

first_imgNYC cop on Wall Street.New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, in a speech to the Police Foundation on Jan. 29, announced the formation of a new unit to combat “terrorism and protests.”Here’s the New York Times report on his speech: “The new unit, to be made up of roughly 350 officers and to be called the Strategic Response Group, will be created in the coming months, Mr. Bratton said. Officers assigned to it would be equipped with heavy protective gear and machine guns, and receive advanced training in counterterrorism tactics and ‘advanced disorder control,’ he said. ‘It is designed for dealing with events like our recent protests or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris,’ Mr. Bratton said.”In New York City! Where the streets are densely packed with people. The cops are threatening to use machine guns on protesters, lumping them in with “terrorists”?Bratton was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was endorsed by the unions, whose spouse and children are African-American, and who campaigned largely on ending the police terror tactic of stop-and-frisk, which over the years ensnared hundreds of thousands of young people, almost all from the Black and Brown communities.The published report on Bratton’s speech must have kicked up quite a storm, because four days later another article appeared in the Times “clarifying” Bratton’s remarks.“The idea of equipping officers with heavy weapons and protective gear to monitor protesters drew immediate criticism last week, and on Monday, Mr. Bratton sought to clarify his statements. ‘I may have in my remarks or in your interpretation of my remarks confused you or confused the issue,’ he told reporters. The plan, he said, is to have protests and antiterrorism duties handled by different types of officers, in different corners of the department.” (Feb. 2)Bratton’s weasely words — “different corners of the department” — shouldn’t set anyone’s mind at rest about what this police honcho intends. He and the super-rich Wall Street class he serves want to terrorize potential protesters with threats of extreme violence. Yes, the rich and their cops are the terrorists.Protests against what? Police killings of unarmed youth? Starvation wages? Pollution of the planet? Bratton didn’t say.The police mindset reflects the despotic tendencies of those paid to defend an increasingly unpopular capitalist society that is wracked with unsolvable contradictions. New York City has the greatest income gap in the country. Luxury condos, limos, even private helicopters are at the disposal of the super-rich, while hunger and homelessness spread like a cancer through the working class — especially its oppressed sectors, the Black and Brown internal colonies of imperialism.Are there protests? You’d better believe it. Will they grow stronger? Absolutely.But Bratton’s words teach us something else, too, about who wields the power in a capitalist society. Bratton represents the state, the “body of armed men,” in the words of Russian revolutionary V.I. Lenin. De Blasio, although elected by the people, has no “army” of his own.Why did he bring Bratton back in the first place, when this top cop supports what de Blasio claims to be against? (See “Bratton’s Endorsement of Stop-and-Frisk,” The New Yorker, Dec. 5, 2013)Because the ruling class wanted Bratton — and they got him. Elections may show to some degree what the people want, but making progressive change happen takes a much, much bigger struggle by the whole working class. The protests are a good beginning. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Complexities of Due Diligence

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Complexities of Due Diligence Alex Goldovsky distressed asset space Due Diligence HOUSING mortgage ProTitle USA Residential Single-Family Rental Market title search 2018-11-11 Radhika Ojha Share Save Related Articles Complexities of Due Diligence About Author: Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Five Minutes With Next: Home Point Names Managing Director-Regional Manager Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Alex Goldovsky distressed asset space Due Diligence HOUSING mortgage ProTitle USA Residential Single-Family Rental Market title search  Print This Post November 11, 2018 1,022 Views DS News spoke with Alex Goldovsky, President and CEO of ProTitle USA,about due diligence strategies in the single-family rental market. ProTitle US is a leader in the nationwide title search market, servicing both residential and commercial performing and distressed asset space.last_img read more

Tidy Towns Committee in doubt over council inaction on illegal signs

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Tidy Towns Committee in doubt over council inaction on illegal signs WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest The Head of the Letterkenny Tidy Towns committee says the future of the group may have to be considered if the council does not act to remove illegal signage in the town.The council will hear a motion next week calling for the introduction of a by-law which would make it illegal for sandwich boards to be placed on footpaths.However Jim McCormick, from the Tidy Towns Committee says they are already illegal.Mr McCormick says if action isn’t taken, then the committee’s future would have to be looked at:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/jimsandwhich.mp3[/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleCouncillor claims banks are refusing viable mortgage applicationsNext articleGardai report spate of rural home burglaries News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 10, 2010 Newsx Adverts Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Wind-borne redistribution of snow across an Antarctic ice rise

first_imgRedistribution of snow by the wind can drive spatial and temporal variations in snow accumulation that may affect the reconstruction of paleoclimate records from ice cores. In this paper we investigate how spatial variations in snow accumulation along a 13 km transect across Lyddan Ice Rise, Antarctica, are related to wind-borne snow redistribution. Lyddan Ice Rise is an approximately two-dimensional ridge which rises about 130 m above the surrounding ice shelves. Local slopes on its flanks never exceed 0.04. Despite this very smooth profile, there is a pronounced gradient in snow accumulation across the feature. Accumulation is highest on the ice shelf to the east ( climatologically upwind) of the ice rise and decreases moving westward, with the lowest accumulation seen to the west ( climatologically downwind) of the ice rise crest. Superimposed on this broad-scale gradient are large ( 20-30%), localized variations in accumulation on a scale of around 1 km that appear to be associated with local variations in surface slope of less than 0.01. The broad-scale accumulation gradient is consistent with estimates of wind-borne redistribution of snow made using wind speed observations from three automatic weather stations. The small-scale variability in accumulation is reproduced quite well using a snow transport model driven by surface winds obtained from an airflow model, providing that both the wind shear and static stability of the upwind flow are taken into account. We conclude that great care needs to be exercised in selecting ice core sites in order to avoid the possibility of blowing snow transport confounding climate reconstructions.last_img read more

Manti Football Fares Well in 7-on-7 Tournament

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMANTI, Utah-Saturday afternoon, Manti Football hosted the Manti 7-on-7 tournament, consisting of many teams throughout the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area participating, including Manti, Beaver, North Sanpete, North Sevier and a combined Wayne/Gunnison team.The Templars advanced past pool play into the semis, beating Beaver 22-16 in overtime to get to this point. In the semis, however, Manti took an 8-3 lead over Grantsville, only to see the Cowboys come back in several plays and steal the game back with a 9-8 victory.Manti, and the rest of the high school football teams in the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area, will take the rest of the time off for summer vacation before fall camp commences in August. Brad James Tags: 7-on-7/Beaver/Manti/Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network/North Sanpete/North Sevier/Wayne/Gunnison June 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Manti Football Fares Well in 7-on-7 Tournament Written bylast_img read more

Shearwater GeoServices awarded hybrid node-streamer seismic survey in Malaysia

first_img Shearwater GeoServices has secured hybrid node-streamer seismic survey contract in Malaysia. Credit: Shearwater GeoServices. Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (“Shearwater”) is pleased to announce the award of hybrid node and towed streamer seismic survey by Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited. The survey is scheduled for Q1 2020 and is expected to take 2 months to complete.The project covers approximately 1,000 sq. km of ocean bottom and towed streamer seismic on Repsol’s operated block offshore Peninsular Malaysia. The Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) SW Vespucci will acquire the seismic using Flexisource triple source in combination with Qmarine towed streamer and ocean bottom nodes.“By combining ocean bottom and towed streamer seismic using an MPV we offer our customer an innovative and efficient hybrid solution for acquisition of high-quality seismic data at a field which already has numerous oil installations,” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater.“This is the second contract awarded to us in recent weeks in Southeast Asia and confirms our position in the region and the value we offer to our clients. Our strategy, to have a fleet with flexibility and critical mass, enables back-to-back operations for SW Vespucci in the region, maximizing vessel utilisation, minimizing global transit cost and lowering emissions,” Irene Waage Basili, continued. Source: Company Press Release The survey is scheduled for Q1 2020 and is expected to take 2 months to completelast_img read more

Laura Chapot Siezes Top Four Spots in $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Jumpers

first_img SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Laura Chapot (USA) had a stellar day to open the Marshall & Sterling/Great American Insurance Group CSI4* week at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), taking the win in the $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers aboard Shooting Star, an entry owned by Laura and Mary Chapot, and adding to that by capturing the top four spots with her other mounts on Wednesday, February 3, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).Coming up on Friday is the $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Round 4 on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, the $25,000 Hermès U25 Grand Prix Series Team Event in the Global Stadium Arena, and in the International Arena at PBIEC is the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go at 1 p.m.Saturday’s schedule is highlighted by the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic on the Derby Field followed by the Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments® taking place in the International Arena on Saturday night. The week wraps up with the $50,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic 1.45m Grand Prix CSI2* followed by the $214,000 Marshall & Sterling/Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix CSI4*, both set to go on the Derby Field. Don’t miss a minute of the action and catch all feature classes for free on the livestream.A total of 96 combinations contested the opening day, two-phase track set by Olaf Petersen Jr. (GER). Chapot and Shooting Star, her 20-year-old gelding by Phin Phin x Filexa, were the first to enter the International Arena. Their speedy effort of 26.825 seconds in the jump-off held from start to finish for the victory.“I think Olaf always sets a nice track, especially for the first day here,” she said. “The first part of it was pretty straightforward and allowed you a little opportunity to go fast in the jump-off. Shooting Star may be 20 years old this year, but he’s the smallest horse with the biggest stride. The big, open ring really plays into his strengths because he can really gallop across and leave out strides that way. That’s where he can be really fast.”The 50-year-old rider from Neshanic Station, NJ, finished first overall in Section B of the California Split class aboard Out of Ireland, a 15-year-old Anglo European mare by Lougherne Connaught x Amiro M, owned by Laura Chapot and The Edge, stopping the timers in 26.978 seconds.“Since he [Shooting Star] had to go first in the ring, I had to set my plan and stick with it and once he went, I figured the rest of them could pretty much follow what he did because fortunately, all my horses in this class have long strides. Once he set the pace and I knew it was possible, I knew how much I needed to press the others to do the same thing.”Chapot also finished second in Section A aboard Calafornia, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Ultimo x Lux, owned by Laura and Mary Chapot in a time of 27.280 seconds. She rounded out her incredible day with a second-place finish in Section B aboard Chandon Blue, a 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x Landcapitol owned by Laura and Mary Chapot, finishing their jump-off in 27.773 seconds.“I probably should retire and go home after this,” she said with a smile, noting this as the first time she’s ever finished in the top four spots in the same class. “We have a couple of older horses here who are just going to stick with their divisions, and I have a few younger horses just coming up. I don’t have a real strong one for the grand prix classes right now, but we’re hoping that maybe by the end of circuit, one of them might be able to jump into that.”Coverage continues on Thursday as CSI2* and CSI4* competition gets underway with the $6,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic 1.40m Jumpers and $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m Jumpers on the Derby Field at Equestrian Village. We’ll also shine the spotlight on the Pre-Green Hunter 3 & 4 Year Old division, taking place in Ring Six.Final Results: $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers Section A:1. SHOOTING STAR: 2001 KWPN gelding by Phin Phin x FilexaLAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura and Mary Chapot: 0/0/26.8252. CALAFORNIA: 2007 KWPN gelding by Ultimo x LuxLAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura and Mary Chapot: 0/0/27.2803. NESPRESSO VAN’T LAEKHOF: 2013 BWP gelding by Cicero Z x F-nikitaERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/27.7904. FILEMON: 2010 AES gelding by Clinton x ZomeinENRIQUE GONZALEZ (MEX), Enrique Gonzalez: 0/0/30.1585. MORRIS HORTA: 2012 stallion by Eldorado Van De Zeshoek x Irenice HortaMARTIEN VAN DER HOEVEN (USA), Maarten Huygens: 0/0/30.6926. SLIGO BALOU BOY: 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Balou Du Rouet x CatianaBEN MAHER (GBR), Michael Kearins: 0/0/31.217Final Results: $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers Section B1. OUT OF IRELAND: 2006 Anglo European mare by Lougherne Connaught x Amiro MLAURA CHAPOT (USA), The Edge and Laura Chapot: 0/0/26.9782. CHANDON BLUE: 2005 Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x LandcapitolLAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura and Mary Chapot: 0/0/27.7733. FLASH: 2010 KWPN gelding by Bustique x Next JoeyALEX MATZ (USA), 5 Star Partners: 0/0/28.1954. SWEET TRICIA: 2009 KWPN mare by Berlin x AetrichtaDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), SHL Farm: 0/0/30.3075. OLIVIA Z: 2013 OS mare by Don DIarado x Q7IVAN CHRISTIANSEN (ECU), Ivan Christiansen: 0/0/31.1486. VICOMTE DE LA COUR: 2009 Selle Français stallion by Norway De La Lande x Joie De La CourMARK BLUMAN (COL), Over The Top Stables, LLC: 0/0/31.576 Tags: WEF, show jumping, Laura Chapot, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Updated Forecast- Severe Storm Alert

first_imgThere is an enhanced risk of severe weather tonight as a strong storm system is passing to our west. While there might not be any lightning with these storms, the main threat will be heavy downpours and strong gusty winds up to 50 mph. Time frame for these storms will be between 8pm and midnight. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 6PM until Midnight as a result of the threat of strong gusty winds, so please secure any loose outdoor furniture and garbage cans.last_img