Bighearted Scotland Awards seek nominations Howard Lake | 17 April 2008 | News 20 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bighearted Scotland, a consortium of seven Scottish charities, is seeking nominations for the seventh annual Bighearted Scotland Awards. These aim to honour the unsung heroes throughout Scotland who commit their time for others.The top award is the Bighearted Scot of the Year, awarded to a person living in Scotland who has made a significant difference to the lives of others through fundraising, volunteer work or by making a significant contribution to their local community.The other categories are Child of the Year, Carer of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year, Sports Person of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.The awards will be presented by First Minister Alex Salmond MSP at an Awards Dinner on September 5th in the Glasgow Marriott.Nominations close at 12 noon on 30 July 2008.www.bigheartedscotland.org/events/awards/nomination_form/ 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.
The combination of Shell’s specialist seep hunting expertise and Ocean Infinity’s ‘Armada’ fleet of robotic ships, will provide effective location targeting and wide scale coverage Shell and Ocean Infinity collaborate to provide uncrewed seep hunting capability. (Credit: Ocean Infinity) Shell and offshore robotic ship operator Ocean Infinity have signed a joint development agreement to combine expertise and assets to execute multiclient seep hunter projects.The combination of Shell’s specialist seep hunting expertise and Ocean Infinity’s ‘Armada’ fleet of robotic ships, will provide effective location targeting and wide scale coverage. In turn this will culminate in more reliable results, improving the focus of exploration work with fewer risks and environmental impacts.Ocean Infinity’s Armada fleet, which will become operational next year, is equipped with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) offering deep-water coverage on a uniquely large scale.The Armada fleet will truly transform the way the global maritime community operates. With zero people required at sea, operations conducted by the fleet are set to be the safest the industry has seen as well as the most sustainable.“Historically the most fruitful and successful collaborations are formed during the most challenging times. Ocean Infinity is very excited to begin our new multiclient data chapter, and we are especially delighted to commence this endeavour with Shell”, said Katya Krylova, VP Business Development Oil & Gas Exploration Services, Ocean Infinity.“The deployment of the Armada fleet will mark a major technological advance in the industry and redefine traditional ways of working. Refining our ability to conduct tasks such as seep hunting using uncrewed technology opens up possibilities in so many other areas; the experience gained as a result of this collaboration could prove transferable to other offshore tasks such as carbon capture storage (CCS) monitoring”, she continued. Source: Company Press Release
The weekend kicks off Friday, July 19, with a surf fest at the 7th Street beach. Perfect waves and sunny skies completed the 15th Annual Surf Fest and 3rd Annual Slide for Amyloid in Ocean City Friday, July 20. Thousands of guests helped raise awareness and funds for Amyloidosis.The event began at 7:30 a.m. with surfers of all ages and skill sets hanging 10 with some of the best waves Mother Nature could offer. Over the course of the day, 47 competitors finished within the top six of eight different competition categories. Top winners for each category were Cruz Dinofa, Stephen Zackroff, Kaiden Cameron, Nick Rutkowski, Sophia Whelan, Sienna McDermott, Sophia Whelan and the Zackroff Family. The categories included Grom, Junior Men’s, Boys, Men’s, Girls, Longboard, Women and Parent/Child. Complete results are as follows:GROMS1. Cruz Dinofa2. Cooper Jewel3. Cody Schweim4. Eamon McDermott5. Zoe Hershin6. Brynn GallagherMENS1. Nick Rutkowski2. Ryan Santiago3. Jacques Beningo4. Stephen Zackroff5. Justin Casey6. Roc DamicoPARENT / CHILD1. Zackroff Family2. Mia Gallagher Family3. Beningo Family4. Gravy Family5. Qunns Family6. Dinora FamilyJUNIOR MENS1. Stephen Zackroff2. Kaiden Cameron3. Roc D’Amico4. William Bumpernick5. Jake Dinan6. Jason SteinGIRLS1. Sophia Whelan2. Mia Gallagher3. Marin Panico4. Sienna McDermott5. Brynn Gallagher6. Angelina PustizziWOMEN1. Sophia Whelan2. Sienna McDermott3. Marin Panico4. Anna Ferrens5. Olivia Cook6. Claire PinnieBOYS1. Kaiden Cameron2. Ethan Dunn3. Jack Cook4. Jeremy Nordberg5. Cody Schweim6. Zeb HinkerLONGBOARD1. Sienna McDermott2. Tyson Herishen3. Eamon McDermott4. Michael Cardinale5. Bill BowenThe goal of the event is to raise money and awareness for Amyloidosis. (CMF Facebook)As day turned to evening, many of the surfers joined hundreds of other guests for the night cap, water park thrills at the Ocean City Water Park. The turnout was greater than the two previous slide events and helped further the agenda of the day; Amyloidosis awareness and fund raising. In addition, the food, branded as a Taste of Ocean City, helped welcome many newcomers to the fun and festivities.This after-party and slide took over the OC Water Park immediately following Surf Fest and offered guests private access to all water slides, dinner, drinks and entertainment. There was a huge benefit auction to help the cause and more. These two events are just two of many on the summer schedule for the CMAF. The next event happens Friday, July 27 at the OCNJ Skate Park as part of the 2nd Annual Skate Fest.As with all events, prices and participation vary, but complete details on the 2018 season can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwarenes.
A management expert Mr. Edward Ansah of the Architectural Engineering Services Limited, the company employed to oversee the maintenance of the Accra Sports Stadium says the stadium is in very good condition to host the crucial Cup of Nations qualifier between the Black Stars of Ghana and Malawi.His statement follows media reports the stadium is in poor state.The Board Chairman of the of the National Sports Authority Mr Kojo Bonsu made a stunning revelation in an interview on Joy Sports Sports Link programme over a week ago about the deteriorating state of the stadium and how urgent attention had to be paid to the facility.Subsequently, Joy Sports’ visit to the stadium revealed some dilapidation and the urgent need for attention.Edward Ansah admited a poor maintenance culture in Ghana, adding, the location of the stadium which is just a few meters from the Atlantic Ocean has affected the metal trappings and has put them in the dilapidated state in which it finds itself.Though he would not specify the cost to be incurred in the maintenance of the stadium, he was of the opinion that the metal trappings needed to be painted and the seats taken a second look at. “It is unfortunate per what we are seeing this afternoon that the facility has been neglected for a while but from the analysis we have done so far, the situation is not a as bad as is being perceived.The facility has suffered from its location to the ocean that is why you see the metal straps in the form in which they are. We have advised that the trappings and the stadium be painted with the plastic seats also given a certain level of attention but I would have to add that the stadium is very safe for every event that has been planned for this venue”.The assurance by the experts would surely go a long way in calming fans who may have decided against visiting the stadium come Saturday,8th September, 2012 when the senior national team the Black Stars go into the action against her opponents from Malawi in an African Cup Of Nations qualifier.In a related development, a Deputy Secretary General of the Ghana Football Association Mr Ike Addo who was at the Stadium premises to oversee the facility ahead of the Stars game has revealed that the Black Stars will be training at the venue beginning tomorrow morning as they prepare for the CAN qualifier.According to him, the team will be training twice a day except on Friday where the Malawians would also have the opportunity of training on the pitch.He also used the opportunity to urge the fans of the National Stadium to come over in their numbers to cheer the players on for the crucial CAN encounter. The game is scheduled for 3:30pm on Saturday.