first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here To get you in the spirit, here are 6 fun facts about the history of Independence Day, “The Star Spangled Banner” and other patriotic items.1. Why Red, White & Blue?The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice (Source).2. Independence Day is Really July 2nd?John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence.  That was the day the Second Continental Congress voted on the resolution to declare independence.  Adams reportedly would turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826–the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (Source).3. When Did Independence Day Become a National Holiday?In 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration was written, Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941 (Source).4. What patriotic tune used to be a drinking song?“The Star-Spangled Banner” was originally a poem by Francis Scott Key titled, “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” penned after he witnessed that Maryland fort bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. It was later put to the music of an English drinking tune called “To Anacreon in Heaven,” and officially adopted as the national anthem in 1931 (Source).5. How much money is spent on fireworks?Independence Day is a red, white and boom holiday with $311.7 million in fireworks in 2015 (Source).6. What city has the oldest Independence Day celebration?The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island; it began in 1785. (Source). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Previous articleShould you take your kids to see fireworks?Next articleThe Resolution of Independence Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


first_img Howard Lake | 13 January 2010 | News Tagged with: bursary Celebrity Funding  14 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 MoreAddThis 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. Singer Kylie Minogue is to become patron of a new charity launched by UK student social networking site, StudyVox. The StudyVox Foundation will provide bursary support to UK undergraduates seeking help with tuition fees. Kylie Minogue becomes patron of student bursary fund charity The first award of £10,000 and three other awards of £2,000 each will be presented by Kylie to UK students members of Studyvox in the spring of 2010. StudyVox has pledged an initial £16,000 in bursaries to help with student fees. Advertisement Kylie has already helped support the launch of the Foundation, and recorded material for StudyVox FM, the site’s online radio station. Kylie Minogue – photo: The Studyvox Foundationlast_img read more


first_img Tagged with: Events Ireland Sam McGuinness, CEO of Dublin Simon Community said: “The funds raised from the inaugural Dragons at the Docks will support the acquisition of two apartments as part of the Simon Capital Development Fund”.Last year Dublin Simon had an income of €19 million, of which nearly €8 million was generated through public fundraising. Dragons at the Docks raises over €250,000 for Dublin Simon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over 800 participants took part in this year’s Dragons At the Docks property industry fundraising event held at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.The dragon boat racing competition saw 70 teams compete in races and, in the process, raise €250,000 for charity. Each team includes 10 paddlers, plus one reserve, and one drummer. Four female paddlers are required on each team. The overall winner was the team from Cairn Homes, with Collen coming second, and Investec coming third in a competitive final race. Last year the competition was won by the team from construction company Sisk.Nine of Ireland’s biggest property companies were the cornerstone sponsors of the second year of the event, with Dalata Hotel Group, Glenveagh Property and Hines joining the original six companies who launched the event last year, Cairn Homes, Green Reit, Hammerson, Hibernia REIT, Ires Reit and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate. Howard Lake | 17 September 2018 | News  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  87 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more


first_imgMOVE 9 member Edward (Goodman) Africa was released on parole June 21, following prior releases of Debbie, Michael, Janet and Janine Africa. MOVE 9 members Merle and Phil died in prison.From far left: Fred Riley; Carlos Africa; Eddie Africa; his son, Little Eddie; daughter-in-law Sukona; and Raymond Africa Jr.Edward Africa was born and raised in Philadelphia. Prior to joining MOVE, he experienced the street oppression faced by many Black youth in the city, Initially resisting because MOVE had white members, Eddie eventually began to work with MOVE “because what they were giving me was more complete than anything I had ever known.” In and out of jail from the age of 16 in 1963 until he joined MOVE in 1973, Eddie was then frequently stopped by Philadelphia cops. When he refused to be searched, he was beaten when he resisted. As a result, he was charged with assault and resisting arrest.He was arrested Aug. 8, 1978, during the Philadelphia police assault on MOVE. Eddie wrote about himself: “I’m one of the MOVE 9. We were each wrongly convicted of murder, assault and conspiracy by the late Judge Edwin S. Malmed and each sentenced to 30 to 100 years in prison.” (onamove.com)Africa has four grown children and several grandchildren whom he has never been with except for brief prison visits. He will be living with family members upon his release. He states on the Mobilization4Mumia Facebook page, “I want to say that I had no intentions of becoming a revolutionary; this system encouraged me, pushed me to become a revolutionary; JOHN AFRICA provided the direction.”Despite serving over 40 of their 30-to-100-year sentences, two remaining MOVE 9 members, Charles and Delbert Africa, remain unjustly imprisoned. When recently paroled in May, Janet and Janine Africa stated that they have no cause for celebration until all their brothers are released.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_img Organisation United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents Kerem Yucel/AFP NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more News May 29, 2020 US – After arrest of CNN crew covering Minnesota protests, RSF calls on US police departments to revisit press protections Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the arrest of a CNN crew on the morning of May 29 during protests in Minneapolis. This is in violation of the First Amendment rights of these journalists, and authorities must ensure such unconstitutional actions are not repeated. RSF_en Multiple members of a CNN crew, including correspondent Omar Jimenez, were arrested by Minnesota state police on May 29 while covering protests over the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police custody on May 25. Jimenez, cameraman Leonel Mendez and producer Bill Kirkos were detained just after 5 a.m. local time reporting live near a scene where a local police precinct had been set on fire. The crew was clearly identified as reporters, with Jimenez’s CNN badge visible as he was reporting. Police told the crew they were being arrested because they had not moved when asked, according to a member of the CNN crew. However, live footage shows the crew telling the officers, “Wherever you want us [we’ll] get out of your way.” The crew was released an hour later, and the Minnesota governor has since apologized to CNN President Jeff Zucker. “The arrest of journalists on American soil is a shocking sight, and one that has become alarmingly common amid protests in the United States, a nation with some of the strongest press protections in the world,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of RSF USA. “Reporting on protests is not a crime; it is in the public’s interest. While RSF is glad to see the crew was swiftly released and the governor apologized, this should never happen again. The Minnesota police and all police departments throughout the United States should revisit their policies and trainings regarding the rights of the press to ensure the First Amendment is being respected.”The United States is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index .  center_img to go further News Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Help by sharing this information last_img read more


first_imgNews 26 jobs lost-Questions as to how a state backed company folded so quickly Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ By News Highland – July 10, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook 26 jobs have been lost in west Donegal.Eist agus cuidiú has announced that all of it workers are to be redundant and that the company is going out of business.The company was established in August of last year as a financial services call centre which offered help to people to get out of financial trouble through debt management.Despite significant state aid the company says it was unable to find a way out of its own financial troubles.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says staff concerns had been growing in recent weeks:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pearseJOBS.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Previous articleDonegal pharmacist reacts to flu jab dosage errorNext articleKitten thrown from a moving car near Crolly News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Northwest MEP says government needs Euro plan ‘B’ Google+ Facebook Newsx Adverts By News Highland – December 15, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Northwest MEP Marian Harkin says the Government needs to have a back up plan in place in the event of the euro collapsing.She was speaking in Strasbourg where many MEPs are pessimistic about the future of the Euro.Marian Harkin says the failure to broker a more comprehensive deal at last weekend’s summit considerably weakens the euro’s prospect of survival:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/14-12-2011-1632-HARKIN-Euro-crisis-2.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMartin McGuinness’s nephew understood to be one of the victims of Derry shootingNext articleLetterkenny Town Council look at options to remove ESB cables News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more


first_imgNewsPlayback Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Farming7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 15th September Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsAppcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny Univeristy Hospital implements full capacity protocol for second day runningNext articleDundalk’s draw shouldn’t be viewed as a surprise admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By admin – September 15, 2016 last_img read more


first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter Census shows 10% of Donegal people live alone Previous articleGAA – 20 Years Ago Today….Next articleForóige calls on older people in Donegal to volunteer News Highland Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+center_img The latest information from the Census show that almost 10% of County Donegal’s population lives alone.The Central Statistics Office today released the latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results.Today’s publication, “Profile   5  Households  and  Families  –  Living Arrangements  in Ireland”, examines living arrangements in Ireland in terms of households and families.On Census night There were 41,354 families in the county -the share of the County Donegal population aged 15 and over who were single was 38.4% compared to 41.7% for the State as a whole.50.2% of the county’s population was married.The proportion of the population aged 15 years and over who were divorced was 2.4%, in line with the national figure, while 5.8% were widowed in the county.Census 2011 showed that a total of 1,304 people in the county were re-married following dissolution of their marriage.Overall men were much more likely to be re-married with 35.8% of ever-divorced men re-married compared with only 26.1% of women.There were 14,890 people living alone, representing 9.4% of all people living in private households in the county at the time of the census.Of those aged 65 and over and living alone, the majority was women at almost 60% WhatsApp By News Highland – September 20, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more


first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink David Cassidy and 1600 South Ocean Drive in Fort Lauderdale (Getty)A Los Angeles real estate investor who once hung David Cassidy’s poster on her bedroom wall acquired the late actor’s Fort Lauderdale home.Cassidy, who rose to fame during his tenure on the 1970s show “The Partridge Family,” gave up his assets – including his Fort Lauderdale home – as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing during his divorce with wife Susan Shifrin. The couple paid $1.1 million for the property in 2001, and later renovated the house. Cassidy died of liver failure in Fort Lauderdale in 2017.In this latest deal, investor Amy Raff and her husband Abe Rotchel paid $2.6 million for the waterfront property at 1600 South Ocean Drive. Property records show Scott Watkins of Maryland sold the house. Watkins and his partner Thomas White acquired the home at a bankruptcy auction in 2015.ADVERTISEMENTRaff said she and her husband, a mortgage broker, plan to relocate to Fort Lauderdale from Los Angeles. The house is listed for rent with Esti Kadosh of Coldwell Banker, asking $25,000 a month.“We’ll keep it rented until we can draw up plans and modernize the house,” Raff said. She is looking for architects and contractors who can renovate the house and is in touch with producers to have the renovation televised.The 7,167-square-foot home fronts the Mayan Lake and includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, one half-bath, a pool and dock, a home gym and a gazebo. It sits on a 19,183-square-foot lot.Raff is part of a growing group of people moving from California to Florida. “We want to be near the water and in a state that is not crazy, let’s put it that way,” she said, referring to the political landscape and lockdowns. “This is the right time for us.”Contact Katherine Kallergis Full Name* Message* Email Address* TagsCelebrity Real EstateFort Lauderdalelast_img read more