Next e-mail newsletter due out soon  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We’re tempted to claim this is the largest and most current e-mail list of fundraisers and related staff in the UK. If you know different then do let us know . 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2002 | News UK Fundraising will be publishing its next fortnightly e-mail newsletter on Tuesday 29 January to almost 5,000 subscribers.UK Fundraising will be publishing its next fortnightly e-mail newsletter on Tuesday 29 January to almost 5,000 subscribers. If you haven’t subscribed yet to this free update on everything we’ve added to the UK Fundraising Web site in the past weeks, find out how to subscribe.If you wish to advertise your services or job vacancies to this audience then find out how and book your advert by the end of Monday 28th. Advertisement read more

first_imgThe Women of Troy will play the first postseason game in program history against Denver on Thursday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Eugene, Ore.USC (8-9, 5-3 MPSF) won its final two games of the regular season, including a 12-11 win over San Diego State (8-8, 3-5 MPSF) in a winner-take-all game for the No. 4 seed.Freshman attack Caroline Cordrey and freshman midfield Amanda Johansen each picked up four goals and an assist to lead the USC offensive attack. Freshman defender Kelsey Dreyer finished with four draw controls, four caused turnovers and three ground balls, while freshman goalie Liz Shaeffer picked up six saves.“Going into the preseason rankings, people didn’t know what to expect from us, so I think that has a lot to do with our lower ranking,” Cordrey said. “We have really been working hard all season long, progressing every single game, getting better and better. We beat teams that were ranked above us and we’re really peaking at the right time, so right now we’re feeling good heading into the MPSF [tournament].”The USC offense is led by freshman attack Caroline de Lyra, who ranks second in the MPSF with 50 goals, 41 assists and a total of 91 points. Johansen leads the conference with 5.59 draw controls per game and is second on the team with 39 goals and 15 assists. Cordrey has 38 goals on the season, while freshman attack Paige Bonomi has 36. Freshman defense Courtney Tarleton ranks second in the conference with 1.71 caused turnovers per game.Denver (16-1, 8-0 MPSF) is led by attack Kara Secora, who leads the MPSF in goals with 51, and attack Jill Remenapp, who is third in the conference in assists per game (1.87) and eighth in points per game (3.33). Attack Kate Henrich leads the conference with 3.53 caused turnovers per game and 3.24 ground balls per game.The Women of Troy hope to bounce back from their previous match against the No. 1 seed in the tournament and No. 11-ranked team in the nation. The Pioneers are currently riding a 14-game winning streak, including a 16-11 win against USC at McAlister Field on March 31.“It’s a nice thing to play someone you’ve played before,” USC head coach Lindsey Munday said. “You understand them a little better, you know what they’re capable of, but Denver is a great team. They’ve had a phenomenal year, so we’re going to have to play really well in order to compete.”A victory against Denver would put USC in the MPSF championship game against either No. 2-seeded Stanford (11-5, 6-2 MPSF) or  No. 3-seeded California (9-6, 6-2 MPSF) on Saturday at 1 p.m. A win in the final would give the Women of Troy an automatic berth in the NCAA championship, with the first round taking place on Friday, May 10. USC’s only three conference losses this season have come against the other three teams in the tournament, but Munday feels that familiarity could work in her team’s benefit.“It’s exciting to be able to play a team that’s beaten you before and see if you can come out on the other end,” Munday said. “I think it’s just going to take a total team effort to do it, but on any given day, any team can beat anyone. We have to go in confident and we have to go in hungry for the win, and not just happy that we made the tournament.” The USC women’s lacrosse team was projected at the start of its inaugural season to finish seventh in the nine-team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Not only did the team exceed expectations in its first season, but it’s still playing after the regular season has already come to a close.New beginning · Freshman midfield Paige Bonomi, fourth on the team in points with 42, hopes to lead the Women of Troy to an upset over Denver. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

first_imgAfter contributing a brace in Rivers Angels’ 4-1 victory over Abia Angels at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Thursday, Patience Kalu revealed that her target was to score a hat-trick.The reigning Nigeria Women Premier League Champions were on rampage against their visitors in a matchday 12 encounter  as they returned to the summit of Group A.It was Kalu who, with her brilliant volley, put the hosts in front in the 12th minute. Then she found the back of the net again 15 minutes later, curling home directly from a corner kick.“I am actually happy because we impressed our fans today being our last home match,” the former Bayelsa Queens star said after the match.“I thank God for giving me two goals even though my target was to get a hat-trick,” she added.The Jewel of Rivers would go on to score a third goal when their pressure forced Abia Angels’ Aluba Ogba to put the ball in her side’s net before half time.Abia Angels were quicker off the block in the second half with substitute Vivian Ikechukwu having a superb attempt.But it was Rivers Angels that registered their fourth goal through Alice Ogebe.Four minutes to the final whistle, Favour Emmanuel managed to pull one back for Abia Angels and that was all they could take back to Umuahia.Meanwhile, the Jewel of Rivers are back on top of Group A courtesy of a superior goal difference.Rivers Angels have a date with Sunshine Queens of Akure on July 26. It would be their last game of the regular season. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Relatedlast_img read more

first_img:10 Wait…Wait…Wait… Just wait a minute, wait a minute man. Will you please just hold on a minute and let me get this straight! I’m trying to get a real good understanding here. You mean to tell me that General David Petraeus, the same guy that won the wars in the Middle East…the same guy that’s the head of the CIA…that guy was busted having an affair with another woman. WILL—YOU—PLEASE—TELL—ME—HOW—THE —HEAD—OF—THE—CIA—CAN’T– KEEP—HIS—AFFAIR—A—SECRET!?!? The CIA is in the keep a secret business. I mean, that’s what they do. No wonder we can’t rule the world. C’mon man! BILL NEAL :09 President Obama…“You shook up the world again.” …You’re a bad man! Now, rumble young man rumble.:08 Alright, alright, here is some sports stuff (you know, some of you can get on a brother’s nerves…I know, it’s a sports column!) At The Buzzer hhheeerrreee we go!•Pitt football team you take undefeated Notre Dame to the wire in a game you should have won by ten and then you go up to Connecticut and lose to one of the worst teams in the nation…I got nothing!•The real Steelers beat the real Giants. They will beat the Ravens twice and win the division. Take it to the bank.•By now you’ve heard that famed boxing coach and commentator Emmanuel Steward died at the too young age of 68. A tragic loss to be sure.•And yet Penn State rolls on!•Hey “Bama”, what you gonna do now?•No hockey…no worries mun.•The Pirates end the season the same as the last twenty and the owner says there will be no changes in the front office…ok?•The Pittsburgh Bullits, pro-basketball team, kicked off their season. Check them out when you get the chance. Call the Homewood YMCA for info.:07 Oh, don’t worry, I didn’t forget. Here it is. I told the fellas at the gym Thursday night Mike Brown had to go. Friday morning, he was gone.:06 City League football got through it and basketball season is here. Keep supporting City League athletics. The best is yet to come and our kids need us more now than ever.:05 Speaking of City League sports…and I was, mark your calendar right now and tell all your senior high school basketball players, both boys and girls, the Champions High School All-Star Basketball Classic will return big time Saturday, April 6 and will showcase the best players in western Pa. This year’s program will also feature the presentation of the Warren Wilson Jr. High School/ college prep program to get high school players ready for the next level. Stay tuned for more information.:04 Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers wide receiver, got hit with a $15,000 fine for faking an injury in the Giants game and the Steelers got tagged with a $35,000 fine of their own. Hey guys, money well spent!:03 Movie Review Time. You love it, yes you do…yes, you do. If you’ve forgotten why Denzel is the man, just go see Flight and it will all come back to you. I give it three basketballs and do yourself a favor and punch up American Gangster and Hurricane when you get a minute and re-enjoy the other two movies he should have won an Oscar for.:02 Ok, let me get this straight. I am busy trying to get Obama re-elected, Hurricane Sandy hits like a ton, we gotta get the Steelers in and out of New York, and my Lakers are 0 for 4 out the gate (including 8 straight pre-season losses) and Vince Neal and his retired Band of Gypsies over at some breakfast joint want to correct me on when his party was! (Band of Gypsies…Jimi Hendrix 1970). Hey Vinnie, you and the boys got too much old man time on your hands. What you really need to be worrying about is how you get your No. 1 party position back. And don’t be hatin’ the two top seeds now… remember, jealousy is one of the seven sins. Yep, you guessed it…c’mon man!:01 Coming At Ya!•On Nov. 24, Champion Enterprises will host the 37th Annual Rev. Duane A. Darkins Memorial Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner. If you want to help, call The Champions at 412-628-4856.•The Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club will host their annual holiday party Dec. 1, at 3 Lakes Golf Club from 9 p.m. until ? For information, call 412-287-8610 or 412-559-8432.•The 37th Annual Willie Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards Banquet coming up Dec. 9 at 3 Lakes Golf Club, 6-10 p.m., honoring Michael Moore, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Pittsburgh Steeler Wes Lyons and featuring national vocalist Yolanda Barber in concert. For information, call 412-628-4856.•Toys for Champions Christmas Party and Toy Giveaway, Dec. 22 at the Penn Avenue Wilkinsburg McDonald’s, 12-6 p.m. Children must be present.•Five Starr Corp. holiday “Red Par-Tay,” Dec. 2, Old School Par-Tay Style. Stay tuned.~ GAME OVER ~last_img read more

first_imgRemember when The Guardian newspaper called Collins’ emergence significant for LGBT acceptance … “as professional sports had long been seen as the final frontier”?Remember when the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network presented Collins with its courage award? Remember when the veteran NBA center was being likened to Jackie Robinson?Well, eh, forget it. Forget the whole thing.As you read this, Collins is likely sitting somewhere inside his California home, twiddling his thumbs, watching reality TV, waiting, hoping, waiting, hoping, waiting, hoping for the groundbreaking opportunity that looks, increasingly, unlikely to occur. Put differently: For one to actually become the first openly gay active male professional athlete in a team sport, one must be an openly gay active male professional athlete playing a team sport.And Collins ain’t playing squat.With the NBA opening in less than two weeks, it has become clear that the league’s 30 teams have no interest in Collins, a 34-year-old journeyman. From a purely basketball standpoint, this is understandable: Once a valuable role player on a New Jersey Nets team that reached back to back NBA Championship series in the early 2000s, Collins is a shell of his former self.Playing with Boston and Washington last season, he averaged but 1.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 38 games. He is — to be blunt — a slow, nonathletic player with creaky joints and no offensive repertoire of which to speak. Were this any other similarly submediocre player in any other sport, his departure would register nary a blip on the radar. He would vanish, and life would move on.Jason Collins, however, ceased being ordinary the moment he announced he was gay.To thousands upon thousands of Americans, he became a beacon of hope and a sign that maybe sexuality would matter not the in machismo-stuffed world of professional sports. If LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul could embrace a gay man as a teammate, what excuse would the loudmouth, homophobic blockhead at the construction site or law firm have for his close-mindedness?Finally, things were about to change.Only they weren’t because, well, nobody called. The NBA has been repeatedly defended in its inaction with predictable attacks on Collins’ game — too slow, too marginal, too worthless. Yet could somebody (anybody?) have at least invited him to training camp — land of myriad oafs and fringe players itching to land a job?Hell, the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason roster included Dan Gadzuric and Eric Boateng, two men with limited skill sets and without Collins’ great teammate/dogged worker resume. Hell, the Atlanta Hawks briefly employed David Lighty, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard with no redeeming NBA attributes. Hell, the New York Knicks, according to NBC Sports’ D.J. Foster, “have basically worked out everyone who has ever touched a basketball this offseason.” Everyone save Collins.This isn’t a hard one to figure out.As the late Branch Rickey of baseball fame repeatedly pointed out, change within the sports landscape doesn’t come easily.Just as members of the Brooklyn Dodgers were loathe to share locker space with Robinson in the summer of 1947, many NBA players (whether they admit it publicly or not) were likely not thrilled by the idea of showering alongside a gay man even if they’d been showering alongside said gay man for more than a decade.Adding Collins to a roster — even a preseason roster — would likely have meant awkwardness, confusion and weirdness.There almost inevitably would have been conservative Christian teammates asking to change in a designated private space. Special press conferences would need to be arranged.Gay rights groups would flock to the arena — and they’d be loud. And what of the slurs that fly across courts during practice with staggering regularity, and without much thought? What would happen the first time a Clipper or Piston or Spur uttered the word “f****t,” even if it were not directed at Collins?Could all this trouble (and it would, inevitably, be trouble) be worth it for at best a seldom-used 12th man?Answer: Absolutely.Opportunities like this don’t happen often, and the NBA — arguably the most progressive of the four major American team sports — is failing miserably.Where is Kidd, the Nets’ new coach and former Collins’ teammate, with a camp invite? Where is Mark Cuban, the forward-thinking Dallas Mavericks owner, with a pen and a contract? Where are the Golden State Warriors, the team whose arena is 18 miles from the spot where Harvey Milk was murdered? Where are the Lakers, a franchise desperately in need in grit and toughness? Where are the Miami Heat, whose bench could use a bruiser of Collins’ ilk?How in the world could no one think to add Collins to a roster, if only to give his courageous first step the conclusion it deserves?How are we letting this one slip away?Editor’s note: Jeff Pearlman blogs at His most recent book is “Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton.” Follow him on twitter @jeffpearlman. In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins, left, poses for a photo with television journalist George Stephanopoulos, Monday, April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Eric McCandless) by Jeff Pearlman(CNN) — It was merely a dream, wasn’t it?That whole Jason Collins thing of six months ago — never happened, right? The headline news of his becoming the first openly gay active male professional athlete in a team sport. The Sports Illustrated cover. The supportive tweets from everyone ranging from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to Jason Kidd and LeBron James. The interviews. The raves (“Game-changing!”). The altered landscape.last_img read more

first_imgSubmitted by Home Instead Senior CareExperts Encourage Families to Keep a Close Eye on Older Loved Ones During Heat WaveNobody likes extreme and prolonged heat, but such conditions can be very dangerous and potentially deadly for seniors.According to the National Weather Service, heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.“The elderly are often the most vulnerable to severe heat,” said Jeff Huber, president and CEO of Home Instead Senior Care® Inc. “Their bodies do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature, they are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat and they are often on a prescription medicine that impairs the body’s ability to regulate its temperature or that inhibits perspiration,” he continued.Following are tips from the local Home Instead Senior Care office, to help seniors combat the heat:Keep a glass of water in every room to quickly and easily access fluids. Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty.Go through the closet and remove all heavy materials, long sleeves and dark colors. Instead look for short sleeves, lightweight rayons or cottons, and light-colored clothing that reflect the heat.Stay out of the sun during the hottest times of the day. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult.Save household chores, particularly washing and drying clothes and operating the dishwasher, for evenings when the weather is cooler.Relax indoors during high heat times – between 3 and 5 p.m. in the afternoon.Keep shades down and blinds pulled during the heat of the day.Keep the house tightly closed, so it is more energy efficient.Take cool showers or baths to cool down.Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Foods with a lot of protein increase metabolic heat production which can, in turn, increase water loss.If increased use of a central air conditioning system causes higher utility bills that are a problem for your budget, consider purchasing a fan or small window unit that can cool down a home at a lower cost. However, do not rely on a fan as the primary cooling device during an extreme heat event.Seek medical care immediately if your senior shows symptoms of heat-related illness like muscle cramps, headaches, nausea or vomiting.For more information about the heat, visit the National Weather Service Web site and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site. Or, to learn more about Home Instead Senior Care, click here. Facebook115Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

first_imgFIELD OF EIGHT SOPHOMORES SET TO START DOWN ROAD TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY    APRIL 4                 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2015)–Second in two consecutive Grade I races, trainer Peter Miller’s 3-year-old Calculator seeks his first win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes at a flat mile. A field of eight sophomores has been engaged, as they head down the road to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.Second behind top rated 3-year-old American Pharoah in both the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 3 and the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles FrontRunner Stakes Sept. 27, the Florida-bred colt by In Summation has two seconds and a third from four starts. In his first try around two turns, Calculator was attentive to the pace when finishing 3 ¼ lengths behind American Pharoah in the FrontRunner.Owned by Richard C. Pell, Calculator is out of the Alphabet Soup mare Back to Basics and is easily the leading Sham Stakes money earner with $133,500.Miller will also saddle Rock Shandy, who comes off a third place finish in the Grade III, one mile turf Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar on Nov. 30. A maiden special weight winner going a mile on grass two starts back on Nov. 7, the Kentucky-bred ridgling by Lemon Drop Kid will be making his fourth start and his first on dirt. He’s owned by Donegal Racing.Finishing just a nose behind stablemate Rock Shandy in the DeMille, Miller’s third entrant is St. Joe Bay, who was a close third two starts back in the Grade III, seven furlong (polytrack) Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 15. A Florida-bred colt by the A.P. Indy stallion Saint Anddan, he was a 10 ½ length gate to wire maiden $75,000 winner going a flat mile at Santa Anita in his second start on Oct. 17.Owned by Altimira Racing Stable and David Bernson, St. Joe Bay’s speed and proven ability to route on natural dirt stamp him a “live” contender in the Sham.Florida invader Rockinatten could be the speed of the field as he pressed the pace and was a runaway 8 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going seven furlons at Gulfstream Park West on Oct. 26. Trained by Ralph Nicks, the Florida-bred gelding by the Dixie Union stallion High Cotton will try two turns for the first time in his fourth overall start. He’s owned by Nicks and Niall J. Brennan.Trainer Jeff Mullins will be represented by a pair in the Sham–one mile turf maiden winner Papacoolpapacool and Hero Ten All, an impressive maiden special weight winner going one mile at Los Alamitos on Dec. 7.Papacoolpapacool ran evenly when sixth, beaten 2 ½ lengths, in the DeMille at Del Mar Nov. 30 and was a close third as a maiden in his second start, the one mile Oak Tree Juvenile turf Sept. 3. Owned by John Snedegar and Ali Nilforushan, the Kentucky-bred gelding by Temple City has made $60,850 from four starts.Second, beaten 4 ¾ lengths by eventual Grade I winner Dortmund going 6 ½ furlongs in his debut on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, Hero Ten All will make his third start in the Sham. He’s owned by E.K. Gaylord, II.A gate to wire maiden special weight winner going a mile on polytrack two starts back at Del Mar on Nov. 20, trainer Mark Casse’s Pioneerof the West was well beaten in the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes Dec. 27, but enjoys a seasoning advantage, as he’ll make his sixth overall start on Saturday. Owned by John Oxley, the bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile is among four Florida-breds in the Sham lineup.Fifth, beaten 3 ½ lengths as the even money favorite in the one mile Gold Rush Stakes on Dec. 6 at Golden Gate Fields, trainer Michael “Whitey” McCarthy’s Unblunted will hope to rebound in the Sham, which will be his fourth overall start. A Kentucky-bred colt by Sharp Humor, Unblunted broke his maiden two starts back going seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Oct. 18 and is owned by Slam Dunk Racing.With all horses assigned 118 pounds, the complete field for the Sham Stakes, to be run as the sixth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys in post position order: St. Joe Bay, Martin Pedroza; Pioneerof the West, Corey Nakatani; Rockinatten, Rafael Bejarano; Unblunted, Joe Talamo; Rock Shandy, Victor Espinoza; Papacoolpapacool, Fernando Perez; Calculator, Elvis Trujillo, and Hero Ten All, Tyler Baze.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

first_img30 November 2012 South Africa’s famous child Aids activist, Nkosi Johnson, was born with HIV and died at the age of 12 in 2001. At the time of his death, he was the longest-surviving child born with HIV in the country. He was posthumously awarded the first KidsRights Foundation’s international Children’s Peace Prize in Rome in November 2001 for his efforts in support of the rights of children with HIV/Aids, and his legacy continues to live on through Nkosi’s Haven, which houses and supports HIV-positive mothers and children. Nkosi rose to international prominence in July 2000 when he delivered his self-written address, televised worldwide, to 10 000 delegates at the 13th International Aids Conference in Durban. “Hi, my name is Nkosi Johnson,” he began. “I am 11 years old and I have full-blown Aids. I was born HIV-positive.”More than a statistic Nkosi was born Xolani Nkosi on 4 February 1989 in a township east of Johannesburg. His mother, Nonthlanthla Daphne Nkosi, was HIV-positive and passed the virus on to her unborn child. He became a statistic: one of more than 70 000 children born HIV-positive in South Africa every year. Xolani was a fighter. He survived beyond his second birthday, unusual in HIV- infected babies. As the disease began to take its toll on Daphne, she and Nkosi were admitted to an Aids care centre in Johannesburg. It was there that Gail Johnson, a volunteer worker, first saw the baby boy and his ailing mother. “It was a very personal and mutual understanding,” Johnson said. “I had had a graphic encounter with an Aids death close to my family, and I wanted to do something more than just talk about it. And there was Nkosi. All I had to do was to reach out to him.” Daphne readily agreed for Gail to become Nkosi’s foster mother. “I know she loved me very much and would visit me when she could,” Nkosi said of his mother in his July 2000 speech. “And then the care centre had to close down because they didn’t have any funds. So my foster mother, Gail Johnson, who was a director of the care centre and had taken me home for weekends, said at a board meeting she would take me home. She took me home with her and I have been living with her for eight years now.” Daphne Nkosi died of an Aids-related illness in 1997. “She went on holiday to Newcastle – she died in her sleep,” Nkosi said. “And mommy Gail got a phone call and I answered and my aunty said, please can I speak to Gail? Mommy Gail told me almost immediately my mommy had died and I burst into tears.”Fighting for school Also in 1997, Gail Johnson attempted to enrol Nkosi – then eight years old – at a school in the Johannesburg suburb of Melville. When the boy’s HIV status was discovered, there was immediate opposition from teachers and parents. “Mommy Gail went to the school, Melpark Primary, and she had to fill in a form for my admission and it said does your child suffer from anything, so she said yes: Aids,” Nkosi said. “My mommy Gail and I have always been open about me having Aids. Then she phoned the school, who said we will call you and then they had a meeting about me. “Of the parents and the teachers at the meeting, 50% said yes and 50% said no.” Gail went public with a complaint and won her case. Nkosi went to school. “The Aids workshops were done at the school for parents and teachers to teach them not to be scared of a child with Aids,” Nkosi said. “I am very proud to say that there is now a policy for all HIV-infected children to be allowed to go into schools and not be discriminated against.” Nkosi soon became a national figure in the campaign to de-stigmatise Aids, with provincial education departments across South Africa moving to draw up new policies. Speaking to the world His big moment came in July 2000, when he addressed delegates at the 13th International Aids Conference in Durban. A tiny figure in a shiny dark suit and sneakers, 11-year-old Nkosi Johnson held an audience of 10 000 delegates in occasionally tearful silence as he told his story. “Care for us and accept us – we are all human beings,” he said at the conclusion of his speech. “We are normal. We have hands. We have feet. We can walk, we can talk, we have needs just like everyone else. Don’t be afraid of us – we are all the same.” In October 2000 he took the same message to an Aids conference in Atlanta, Georgia. “It is sad to see so many sick people,” he said. “I wish everybody in the world could be well.”‘Half the size of nothing and still fighting’ But Nkosi was not well when he returned from the US. He had a quiet Christmas, and then collapsed. Diagnosed with brain damage, he had several seizures and became semi-comatose. Yet he hung on. “Look at him,” Gail told a local newspaper. “Half the size of bloody nothing and still fighting.” Nkosi died at 5.40am on Friday 1 June 2001. “We chatted about death … He had strong feelings about letting me down,” Gail said. “I told him I would miss him and no one could take his place.” He was given a hero’s burial in Johannesburg in a funeral attended by thousands of mourners. “It’s a great pity that this young man has departed,” former President Nelson Mandela told reporters. “He was exemplary in showing how one should handle a disaster of this nature. “He was very bold about it and he touched many hearts.”Taking the fight further The story of Nkosi Johnson galvanised Aids-awareness campaigners. After the boy’s death, South African Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya acknowledged Nkosi’s contribution. “We South Africans – and all others on this continent and in the world – have to learn to acknowledge and treat with humanity those who are living with Aids,” Skweyiya wrote in the Sunday Times. “There can be no better monument to Nkosi, the child who has made us confront our frail humanity and our own deepest fears, than this.” For all the misery Nkosi had to suffer, he was one of the lucky ones, according to Johnson. “He was accepted, he was loved.” Part of his legacy lives on through Nkosi’s Haven, which has expanded to include projects in which people living with Aids are given care and employment in communal environments. “At Nkosi’s Haven, all of our mothers and children, currently totalling approximately 160, live in total freedom at one of our two locations in Johannesburg,” the organisation’s website reads. “Through all of the work we do, we ensure that our residents learn how to live with Aids, not die from it. ”He’s given Aids a face and allowed people who are still afraid of being associated with Aids to grieve openly,” Johnson said. “Most importantly perhaps, his fight and his bravery have given hope to many, many people.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tailgate: (noun) known in the English language as being a board or gate at the rear of a vehicle that can be removed or let down.It wasn’t until 1958 that Webster recognized tailgate party: a social gathering in which food and drinks are served at or near the back end of a parked vehicle that usually occurs in a parking lot before or after a public event such as a football game or concert.Football season is now kicking off and tailgating will turn ordinary picnics into picnics on steroids! Fans travel miles in support of their favorite teams. It all starts with a vehicle such as an ambulance, van, car, hearse or other vehicle painted in creative ways to showcase team spirit and colors. Party games, featured chefs, cocktail and food contests, even tailgater vs. tailgater battles have become part of the party. Tailgating associations, nations and even a commissioner of tailgating have emerged.Tailgating in the U.S. has taken on a dimension of its own. Venues now have rules, regulations, certain areas and fees associated with tailgating. Tickets are often sold with tailgate packages. Large TV’s and alcohol have elevated tailgating to even more popularity than the games themselves and tailgaters are often left needing another day just to recover before heading back to work on Mondays.The history of tailgating is an interesting tale. One legend is that the first known event where cheering and sharing food was at the first battle of Bull Run in 1861. Lore has it, that people traveled for miles with their picnics to cheer on their “sides” as they viewed safely from behind battle lines. Not sure that would be a risk that this tailgater wants to take. I’ll stick to sporting events.Chuckwagons were probably the first examples of grilling and eating by your mode of transportation. Sporting events came into play with the first football game in 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton. The story goes that grilling of sausages took place behind the tail end of the horses. Whether you choose to believe it, I am sure tailgating as we know it, was soon to follow. The last tale is one that Green Bay Packers fans will love. In 1919 fans coming to the game actually backed up their trucks, sitting on their tailgates to watch the game. Of course, food and beverages were enjoyed and the phrase tailgating was created. Over the years, tailgating popularity has risen, to even beyond the game. The Social Aspects of Tailgating which appeared in The New York Sociologist in 2008 states that as many as 35% of tailgaters never enter the stadium for the game. That was almost 10 years ago. I wonder what the stat is today. Amazing!Tailgaters thrive on showcasing their weekly themes for music, décor and menus. Creative menus have taken on their own slants including grilling on a 1980s Pinto hood before a Bills game and shots served in bowling balls to robots at a Virginia Tech tailgate (not sure what that’s about). A recent survey of my friends coming from Clemson, Virginia Tech, Texas A & M, Wisconsin and Kentucky revealed quite the variety of menus but they all center around their favorite beverage. Top tailgating beverages range from beer, wine, Bourbon in Kentucky to Bloody Mary’s for Wisconsin fans. Main tailgating meats revolved around Chick-fil-A nuggets, BBQ (which differs state to state), pigs in a blanket, pepperoni rolls, fried chicken, brats to original Steak flapmeat sliders. Sides included mac-n-cheese, buffalo chicken dip and fruit salad. Sweets topped off their menus with selections such as Oreo Balls, anything with Orange frosting (of course that was Clemson), buckeyes and Preacher Cookies (we call them no bakes).This fall as you cheer your team to victory, be sure to add some new flavors along with those old favorites to spice up your tailgating menus. Go Bucks!Eat well and healthy,Shelly Regula Steak Sliders4-5-pound choice flapmeatTastefully Simple Seasoning SaltLea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce20 oz. Soy Yay Island TeriyakiKings Hawaiian Buns or Slider buns Marinate 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce on meat. Rub in. Sprinkle with pepper, salt and seasoning salt. Pour 2/3 of bottle of Teriyaki sauce over the meat. Cover with wrap or film and refrigerate for 12-24 hours before grilling.Remove meat from fridge 45-60 minutes before grilling. Flip the meat over in the marinade and allow to warm to room temperature. Set grill to temp you would grill steaks about 275°.Put meat on the naked grill (no foil or wrap). Save the marinade for later. Cook until meat reaches 110-115°, which will take about 15-25 minutes. Flip the meat over and cook another 15-20 minutes. Once you hit the 110-115° make a foil boat big enough to lay the meat in. Pour the saved marinade over the meat. This will hold the marinade as the meat cooks and collects the meat’s juices. Grill to temperature of 130-140°.Take another piece of foil and poke holes on it. Remove meat from the grill and cover with foil. Let it set for 20-25 minutes before slicing.Slicing is the key to this piece of meat. Cut a 4-5-inch slab and slice against the grain. The thinner you can slice it the better. Serve on slider buns. Enjoy…Jay Regula Pepperoni Rolls Kim Solomon, WVU fanS. I remember making these from scratch as a dietetic intern but I think for a football game Kim’s recipe is the ticket! Frozen dinner rollsPepperoni Slices  optionalPizza SauceDried oregano & Dried basilShredded cheese of choice Grease muffin tin and fill with frozen dinner rolls. Spray with cooking spray and cover with plastic. Thaw. Press out to about 5 inches in diameter. Layer with sliced pepperoni. Optional spread with 1 Tbsp. pizza sauce, sprinkle with dried herbs and 1 Tbsp. shredded cheese. Roll back up. Put back in muffin pan or on baking sheet spray with cooking spray and let rise till double. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.   Preacher Cookies Ray Nebel, Melanie Zeigler, VTech fans   ½ c margarine4 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder2 c white sugar½ c milk1/8 tsp. salt3 c quick cooking oats½ c crunchy peanut butter1 tsp. vanilla  Mix butter or margarine, cocoa, sugar, milk, and salt together in saucepan. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to cool and harden. Makes 18 cookies. Bourbon Balls Pam Seckel, Wildcat Fan w/ twistPam says anything with bourbon is on the menu at a K tailgate or the ultimate tailgate a derby party. 16-ounce package powdered sugar1/3 cup bourbon1/4 cup butter, softened50 pecan halves (1 1/4 cups) + ½ c bourbon2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels1 Tbsp. Coconut oil Soak pecans in bourbon overnight. Mix powdered sugar, bourbon and butter and chill for 8+ hours.Shape into 1 Tbsp. balls. Press a pecan half into each side. Chill another 8 hours.Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a double burner or in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and dip bourbon balls in chocolate and place on wax paper. Chill for 1 hour.last_img read more

first_imgThe affable coach appreciated how invested the UP alumni are in the the performance of the Maroons, who are a game behind fourth place Far Eastern U in the Final four race.“When we weren’t winning, nobody cared, it was like ‘that’s how it is. Good luck guys.’ But now, this is something really new. That’s why I told the team that it’s fine that the alumni are angry because in a way, they are now involved.”Against Adamson, the UP faithful were loud in expressing their displeasure over what they felt were a badly officiated ball game, chanting “luto” during the second half as Adamson slowly pulled away in the third period, 69-50.That frustration was magnified when a UP student, seen wearing a media ID and sitting at courtside, threw the halftime stat sheet to the court in exasperation during the quarter break. That led to the Smart Araneta Coliseum bouncers escorting the student out of the venue.The numbers were indeed tilted against UP with with the Soaring Falcons shooting 25-of-28  from the freethrow line while the Fighting Maroons went 8-of-10.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments But Perasol knows the Fighting Maroons need to put their loss to the Soaring Falcons behind them if they want to score the upset and give Ateneo its first loss in UAAP Season 80 on Wednesday.“Looking forward, it’s my job to keep their spirits up. Although we accepted the fact that the effort we had wasn’t enough, we just have to find a way how we can compete against a team like Ateneo,” said Perasol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Fighting Maroons will have their loyal and vocal alumni behind them again as they make a last ditch rally for the Final Four, which Perasol is welcoming with open arms.“They [the fans] are passionate about winning, and it’s a positive sign that a community cares,” he said. “It gives pressure to the team to deliver and for them to not be passive…You’re in a competition, you’re supposed to win. You’re not going to win all the time, but with whatever you have, you make sure that you’re going to use that to have an advantage.”center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games But the disparity shouldn’t come as surprise given how Papi Sarr made minced meat of the UP defense and racked  up 25 points and 17 rebounds on a 7-of-9 shooting from the charity stripe.“The effort was there. I was happy about the effort of playing, but in the details, the quality it wasn’t there. I think we got overplayed by Papi Sarr,” lamented Perasol, whose side was called for 25 fouls. “Also, I saw that they attempted 28 free throws against our 10 and it may say a lot about how bad we defended, because we had a lot of fouls.”This frustrated most of the UP fanbase, but Perasol opted to take the high road when dealing with the head-scratching calls.“It’s kind of frustrating but I also have to keep my players (calm). There’s no other way to deal with it. If they want to call it, they will call it. What would be our chances if we start a fight? Nothing’s going to chance with the calls,” said Perasol. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith University of the Philippines fighting for its life, coach Bo Perasol knows that there’s no sense crying over spilled milk following its crucial 86-70 defeat to Adamson last Sunday.Sitting at 5-7, UP is in a must-win situation if it wants to keep its Final Four hopes alive.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Batang Pier eye Amer, Newsome for Romeo John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more