Jamie Peacock helps Greenhouse Sports smash fundraising target, & other celebrity news

first_img 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. Jamie Peacock has helped Greenhouse Sports smash its fundraising target while Lemn Sissay, Tamzin Outhwaite, and Peter Capaldi are among some of the other well-known faces helping charities this month. If you haven’t been able to attend @Capitalscificon today, you can still get in on the action, as we have an auction with some fab prizes! Included is the Peter Capaldi signed Doctor Who script and a traders page! Pls RT!Link below, happy bidding https://t.co/9jG1Yc37Qp pic.twitter.com/suqZ6foiz0— CHAS (@supportCHAS) March 13, 2021Peter Capaldi donates script for auction benefitting CHASScottish actor Peter Capaldi donated an exclusive Doctor Who script for an auction at the first ever virtual version of Capital Sci-Fi Con on 13 March in aid of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). The one-off shooting script raised £1,200 and was signed and personalised by the Twelfth Doctor himself, as well as from his last ever episode ‘The Doctor Falls,’. This is the second time the actor has donated such an item to Capital Sci-Fi Con, with last year’s illustrated offering raising £4,460. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis So proud to be joining you. https://t.co/bMEaVH4bSw— Nina Wadia OBE (@Nina_Wadia) March 11, 2021Nina Wadia becomes ambassador for EIDAActor and broadcaster Nina Wadia OBE has affirmed her commitment to raising awareness of and tackling domestic abuse by becoming an ambassador for the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA). Wadia starred in Open All Hours and sensation Goodness Gracious Me, and is known for playing Zainab in Eastenders, a character who experienced sustained abuse at the hands of her partner. Wadia is a long time active campaigner against violence, trafficking and abuse and was recognised for her services to entertainment and charity in the 2020 New Year honours. Jamie Peacock helps Greenhouse Sports beat fundraising targetGreenhouse Sports has smashed through its fundraising target of £30,000 after Great Britain Rugby League legend Jamie Peacock successfully completed his Double Marathon in aid of the Charity on Friday 5 March. Greenhouse Sports and Jamie Peacock have now raised over £60,000, to fund two full-time Sports coaches for schools in London’s poorest areas. Greenhouse Sports and Jamie Peacock designed a unique route for the Double Marathon after his initial plan of running Bristol’s Green Man Ultramarathon was scuppered by Coronavirus restrictions, starting and finishing at the Greenhouse Sports Centre in Marylebone. Jamie ran the course with Simon Dent, the founder of sports marketing agency Dark Horses. Melanie May | 30 March 2021 | News Celebrating 500 collections of surplus food from @boroughmarket Since 2014:over 80 tonnes of food saved from landfill= almost 200,000 meals worth of food= 800 tonnes CO2 emissions savedJoined by Jeremy Pang (founder @schoolofowok) & Darren Henaghan, MD Borough Market pic.twitter.com/7Vu3FBIVQN— Plan Zheroes (@PlanZheroes) March 11, 2021 Tagged with: Celebrity Tamzin Outhwaite becomes patron of Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People appealTV star Tamzin Outhwaite has become patron of a major appeal for Surrey based charity, Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF). Outhwaite is supporting QEF’s ‘Edward Guinness Appeal’ which is raising £2.7m towards the development of its new Care and Rehabilitation Centre (CRC); providing life-changing neuro rehabilitation for hundreds of people a year after a stroke or acquired brain injury. The appeal launched at the end of 2019 and has raised just over £700,000 already, with the aim of raising an additional £2m over the next two years.  2,048 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Lemn Sissay becomes Place2Be ambassadorWriter and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE has become the newest ambassador of Place2Be. Sissay is a BAFTA nominated international prize-winning poet, writer and broadcaster. His acclamed autobiography, My Name is Why, reflects on a childhood of neglect and determination; and explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. He is Chancellor of The University of Manchester and holds Honorary Doctorates from The Universities of Huddersfield, Manchester, Kent and Brunei. He also founded the Gold from the Stone Foundation and holds several trustee and patron roles with organisations supporting young people in the care system. As ambassador, he will help Place2Be to spread the word about its work supporting children and young people’s mental health. Jeremy Pang supports Plan ZheroesTV Chef Jeremy Pang helped Borough Market and zero waste food charity Plan Zheroes this month celebrate 200,000 meals worth of surplus food donated from the Market, during the 500th collection between the organisations. Surplus food from the famous Market’s traders is collected twice a week by Plan Zheroes and redistributed to local charities to help feed vulnerable people in London. Since joining forces with Borough Market in 2014, Plan Zheroes has facilitated 500 collections of surplus food from the Market’s traders, amounting to over 80 tonnes – the equivalent to almost 200,000 meals’ worth of food – and 800 tonnes of C02 emissions saved. The collections are made every Wednesday and Saturday and the food is distributed to more than 20 charities to feed vulnerable people across the capital. Jamie Peacock helps Greenhouse Sports smash fundraising target, & other celebrity newslast_img read more

Las falsas noticias sobre desempleo

first_imgPocos trabajadoras/es se alegran del informe del Departamento de Trabajo sobre la tasa de desempleo que cayó a 4,4 por ciento en abril.¿Por qué deberían hacerlo? Mientras que la tasa de desempleo ahora coincide con el nivel de mayo de 2007, justo antes de la última crisis económica capitalista, todavía deja a 7,1 millones de personas “oficialmente” desempleadas.Incluso el Departamento de Trabajo admite que 5,3 millones de personas que se cuentan como empleadas, están obligadas a trabajar a tiempo parcial, a pesar de que quieren y necesitan puestos de trabajo a tiempo completo. Otras 1,5 millones de personas “no fueron contadas como desempleadas porque no habían buscado trabajo en las cuatro semanas anteriores a la encuesta”, según la Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales.Muchas personas con discapacidades no están incluidas entre las desempleadas. Los 2,2 millones de miembros de la clase obrera encarcelados ni siquiera son consideradas/os. Tampoco las miles que recogen latas y botellas por una pequeña cuota de depósito en Nueva York y algunos otros estados.Mientras que la tasa de desempleo más reciente para las/os blancos es de 3,8 por ciento, la cifra de trabajadoras/es negros es más del doble, con un 7,9 por ciento. “Empleado último, despedido primero” sigue siendo el estándar racista para las/os afroamericanos.En el apogeo de la “prosperidad” capitalista, las/os trabajadores negros y sus familias siguen estancados en una recesión. Es una depresión para las/os adolescentes negros, cuya última tasa de desempleo es de 29,3 por ciento.Por lo general, una caída del desempleo se acompaña de un aumento de los salarios. Las/os trabajadores se sienten más seguros de tener puestos de trabajo mejor remunerados o exigir aumentos.Pero esta vez no. El aumento promedio del salario de 2,5 por ciento en los últimos 12 meses fue casi eliminado por la inflación, que aumentó un 2,4 por ciento. Para las/os trabajadores que reciben el miserable salario mínimo federal de $7,25 por hora, la inflación significó un recorte salarial.Todos los ataques dirigidos contra los sindicatos, incluso contra las/os trabajadores públicos, han tenido su efecto. Durante los últimos 40 años, miles de bastiones sindicales han sido cerrados por los capitalistas aprovechando la automatización.Tener millones de desempleadas/os es una necesidad para las ganancias capitalistas. Frederick Engels, el compañero de trabajo de Karl Marx, llamó a las/os desempleados un “ejército industrial de reserva”.Los capitalistas lo saben bien. Samuel Insull – cuyo imperio de servicios utilitarios Midwest se desplomó durante la Gran Depresión – se jactó de que “la mayor ayuda a la eficiencia del trabajo es una larga fila de hombres esperando en la puerta”. Refiriéndose a  las mujeres y los hombres que buscan desesperadamente un trabajo.Las/os trabajadores soportan tanto abuso porque saben que el patrono puede contratar a alguien para reemplazarles.Mientras que millones necesitan un trabajo, millones de trabajadoras/es están obligados a trabajar dos puestos o más de trabajo con el fin de pagar su vivienda. “La condena de una parte de la clase obrera a la ociosidad forzada por el exceso de trabajo de la otra parte, y la inversa, se convierte en un medio de enriquecer a los capitalistas individuales”, escribió Marx en “El Capital”.El movimiento obrero necesita luchar por una semana laboral de 30 horas sin recorte de salario.El primer plan quinquenal de la Unión Soviética abolió el desempleo en 1930. La planificación económica socialista hizo que el empleo fuera un derecho de todas/os los trabajadores soviéticos.Tenemos que luchar por una revolución socialista que abolirá el desempleo y la pobreza para siempre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Vipers remain top in UPL with draw against KCCA FC

first_imgTop Marksman Dan. PHOTO VIA @VipersSCVipers SC 1 KCCA FC 1Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | ‏Vipers Sports Club maintained its grip at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table after picking a point against KCCA FC in the game played at St.Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday.The Venoms played out a one all draw with KCCA FC a result which meant the team moved to 14 points in six games.Dan ‘Muzeeyi’ Sserunkuma scored for Vipers SC in the first half but the visitors equalised at the start of the second stanza and the game eventually ended in a stalemate.Manager Javier Martinez Espinoza made only two changes from the team that started against Kirinya Jinja SS in midweek with Fred Okot replacing Rahmat Ssenfuka while Halid Lwaliwa started in place of injured Livingstone Mulondo.Okot was making his first start since joining the team at the start of the season and played at right back. Asiku was shifted to centre back while Geoffrey Wasswa played in defensive midfield position.Vipers SC started the better side with Sserunkuma, Duncan Sseninde and Noah Wafula wrecking havoc to the KCCA FC back line.Goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora was also in fine form to deny the visitors on several occasions including saving a penalty in the second half.Sserunkuma slotted home in the 35th minute to give Vipers SC the lead in a what was a team goal.Wafula won possession just after the half way line to release Abraham Ndugwa on the right flank. The latter’s ground cross cut a cross the goal area but found Sseninde on the other end to set up a waiting Sserunkuma for the opener. The strike meant Vipers SC went into the mandatory break leading 1-0.However, two minutes into the second stanza, KCCA FC equalized through defender Filbert Obenchan.Despite efforts from the Venoms to regain the lead, there were no more goals produced. The Manager brought on Brian Nkuubi, Joseph Jjanjali and Tom Masiko but there were no dividends.Mutombora who had a man of the match performance denied Allan Kyambadde in one on one situation and also denied Saddam Juma from the spot.Vipers SC will return to action on Tuesday next week away to Express FC.Vipers SC XIFabien Mutombora, Fred Okot, Yayo Lutimba, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwalilwa, Geoffrey Wasswa, Moses Waiswa, Duncan Sseninde (Brian Nkuubi), Noah Wafula (Tom Masiko), Dan Sserunkuma, Abraham Ndugwa (Joseph Janjali).******SOURCE: Vipers Website (click)http://viperssc.com/Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more