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first_imgPanadol to raise £100,000 for Malaria No More UK over two months All this month and next we’re donating 5p from every #Panadol pack sold to @malarianomoreuk— Panadol UK (@PanadolUK) April 2, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 April 2013 | News www.malarianomore.org.uk Panadol is not of course a cure or a preventative for malaria. Panadol Brand Manager Renata Amaral explained: “as a global expert in pain relief for more than 50 years, Panadol wants to help others less fortunate around the world to protect their health and their families’ health”. GlaxoSmithKline pain relief brand Panadol is aiming to raise at least £100,000 for Malaria No More UK by donating 5p from each pack sold during April and May 2013.The donations will help fund mosquito nets and medicines for those most at risk from the disease. Malaria occurs in more than 100 countries, with 90% of all deaths occurring in Africa. Children under five are most at risk.The campaign will be in mid-flow on 25 April, which is World Malaria Day. Advertisement 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_imgiStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN) — A father of a young girl and a teenage orchestra star were the two victims killed in the package bomb blasts that rocked Austin, Texas.Friends and acquaintances of Anthony Stephan House and Draylen Mason, the man and teenager who were killed in the first and second blasts, are speaking out about their contributions to their community.Two women — one in her 40s and another in her 70s — were injured in the two blasts on March 12, but their names have not been publicly released.Police have residents in Austin, the state’s fourth-biggest city, on alert as they have warned residents to call in any suspicious or unexpected packages for fear of subsequent bombings.Anthony Stephan House, 39The first victim was 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House.Local newspaper The Austin-American Statesman reports that he had an 8-year-old daughter and a graduate of Texas State University.He worked as a project manager for Texas Quarries until February 2017, a spokesperson for the company told ABC News.House was killed an hour after a blast was reported at his home in north Austin at 6:55 a.m. March 2.Police initially ruled the death suspicious, though they have since connected it to the two subsequent blasts that took place at other residences in Austin on March 12.Draylen Mason, 17Friends and associates have described Draylen Mason as a rising star who was active in his community and had a future of music studies ahead of him.Mason stood out in 2013, when then-City Council member Mike Martinez met him after the student won a writing contest with his essay on racial profiling.Martinez posted a picture of him and Mason on Facebook after news of Mason’s death in the first March 12 blast, writing that his essay was “so insightful and mature for such a young man.”Mason was also involved in a youth orchestra program called the Austin Soundwaves, which caters to underserved children in East Austin.Doug Dempster, the dean of the College of Fine Arts and the University of Texas-Austin, said faculty from the school regularly teach in the program, and that he’d “been watching Draylen blossom in the program for the last few years.”“He was a remarkably and precociously talented bass player whose talents developed enough through the program for him to audition into top music schools,” Dempster said in a statement.Dempster said Mason was set to start as a freshman at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas next year.“The loss of any child is heartbreaking. The loss of a child with such conspicuous ambition, talent and determination is the cruelest kind of heartbreak. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teachers and fellow students,” he wrote.Austin police said Mason’s mother, whose name they did not publicly disclose, was injured in the blast as well, and is in stable condition at a local hospital.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgTeen sensation, Oyinlomio Quadre, clinched her first Central Bank of Nigeria Open singles crown on Saturday with a resounding 6-0, 6-1 win over Christy Agugbom while defending champions Sylvester Emmanuel retained his men’s singles title with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Abdulmumin Babalola.A packed final at the Centre Court of the National Tennis Centre, Abuja saw the Morocco-based Quadre dominated the clash to announce her arrival at the top of domestic stage. Quadre, one of the best talents in junior tennis in Africa in recent times, said she would work harder knowing that all eyes are on her.“I’m very happy to win my first CBN title; this is a dream comes true for me because CBN is one tournament that every Nigerian player cherished,” said the 16-year-old In the men’s singles final, Babalola’s chase for a record seventh CBN Open title was dashed by Emmanuel who has now cemented his position as the undisputed top player in Nigeria. The champions each pocketed N700, 000 while the finalists got N500, 000.Quadre also paired Mary Tenu-Michael to beat the duo of Agugbom and Blessing Samuel to clinch the women’s doubles with Babalola and Lawal Shehu clinching the men’s doubles at the expense of Joseph Imeh and Christian Paul.Alex Adewale and Kafayat Omisore both clinched the men’s and ladies’ singles in the wheelchair tennis with Adewale clinching his sixth-successive title by beating Wasiu Yusuf 6-1, 6-0 while Omisore edged Chituru Nwazuru 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said at the prize presentation ceremony that the apex bank is totally committed to the sponsorship of the tournament.Emefiele, who was represented by CBN Head of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said the championship has served as the springboard to limelight for Nigerian tennis players and CBN is determined to take it to a higher level.NTF President, Ifedayo Akindoju, pointed that there has been tremendous players’ improvement pointing that the emergence Quadre, who defeated a hosts of experienced players on her way to the title, is an attestation to the impact that the tournament has made over the years.He commended the CBN for its unremitting support for Tennis in Nigeria pointing to their sponsorship of the CBN Juniors which is in its 16th year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barakat Oyinlomo Quadrelast_img read more

first_imgManchester United must produce another unlikely Champions League comeback to keep their hopes alive after Barcelona left Old Trafford with a slender advantage following the quarter-final first leg.Barcelona, with superstar Lionel Messi quiet by his standards, were nowhere near their best but secured the win after Luis Suarez’s far post header from the Argentine’s pass deflected in off Luke Shaw in the 12th minute and was confirmed by the video assistant referee after initially being given offside.New Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can take heart from his team’s great endeavour but opportunities were at a premium, the best being a first-half header from Diogo Dalot that he directed off target. In fact United did not muster a single shot on target.Barcelona still posed a threat, with David de Gea saving from Philippe Coutinho and Messi – and United must now repeat their last-16 heroics against Paris St-Germain in France when they travel to the Nou Camp chasing a semi-final spot against Liverpool or Porto.Man Utd all sweat, no threatManchester United’s players took the applause of Old Trafford – but it was acknowledgment of a plucky effort rather than praise for any serious quality.United had excellent performers, with youngster Scott McTominay delivering a performance of real maturity, but the bottom line was that they barely laid a glove on Barcelona all night.And the frustration for the Premier League side will be that this should be regarded as a missed opportunity because Barcelona were light years away from their flowing best here.This was the first time United have failed to have a shot on target in a Champions League game since March 2005, when they lost away to AC Milan.Solskjaer and his side are left hoping for the same sort of miracle that saw them overcome a 2-0 home defeat to come through the last 16 against PSG – but lightning does not usually strike twice, Barcelona are a superior side and the Red Devils have won only once in the Nou Camp, when they beat Bayern Munich there in the 1999 Champions League final.United will summon up those spirits but this is very much odds against once more.Barcelona grind out crucial winBarcelona have glittered in the Champions League for years. This was a night for the grind and they got the job done. It was undistinguished, unspectacular, but done all the same.Suarez got his goal but was only an intermittent threat while Messi occasionally flashed but was often on the margins, not helped by sustaining a facial injury in a first-half challenge by Chris Smalling.Coutinho showed glimpses of the brilliance that made him such a precious commodity but this was a night when Barcelona played well within themselves.There was little in the way of celebration from their players at the final whistle as they knew their performance was poor but it was still a giant stride towards the semi-final, and they will be satisfied by how they totally nullified United. Source: BBClast_img read more

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