77-year-old man becomes Barnardo’s cycling ambassador

first_img“I am ecstatic to be Barnardo’s cycling ambassador. I hope the money I raise for this amazing charity will help to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and help them to believe in and follow their dreams.”Barnardo’s chief executive, Javed Khan, added:“I am delighted Mike Ives has become Barnardo’s cycling ambassador, he is a fantastic role model for the sport and shows what can be achieved regardless of your age or circumstances. We wish him all the best for his upcoming event.” Melanie May | 20 April 2017 | News Competitive cyclist for more than 60 years, Mick Ives has become cycling ambassador for Barnardo’s.Ives, from North Tyneside, has won 79 British Cycling Championships. As Barnardo’s cycling ambassador, he has now set himself his biggest challenge of riding the Giro d’Italia at the age of 77 in May, which involves cycling nearly 3,400km from Sardinia to Milan in three weeks.He is aiming to raise £60,000 through the event: £1,000 for each year he has been involved in the sport. The money will support Barnado’s, as well as Rainbow Children’s Hospice, Padraic Sweeney Kidney Research, and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice with Ives sponsored by Jewson, Polypipe and McCann.In his role of cycling ambassador, Ives will also be supporting Barnardo’s cyclists taking on the Prudential Ride London event in July.Mike Ives said: Advertisement 77-year-old man becomes Barnardo’s cycling ambassador  161 total views,  1 views today 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.  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: fundraising events sport Sports Fundraising Ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

Much of East Coast under flood watch as wet, stormy pattern threatens region

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A wet pattern is taking shape across the eastern U.S. again. Numerous to widespread thunderstorms are expected as a frontal system from the west approaches and stalls over the region.There have already been flash flood warnings on Wednesday morning for parts of Virginia, including the Charlottesville area. Radar estimated that 3 to 6 inches of rain have fallen in parts of interior Virginia, causing flooding. Some roads were reported to be closed in Charlottesville overnight due to the flooding.Strong storms overnight also caused some damage and flooding along the Ohio and Michigan border and in the Detroit metro area.Flash flood watches have now been posted from Western Florida to Central Pennsylvania. Rainfall rates of 2 inches per hour are possible in thunderstorms, which could produce flash flooding.A slight risk for severe weather exists Wednesday for more than 14 million Americans from Virginia to New York. Scattered severe storms will bring the possibility of damaging winds, large hail and brief tornadoes. The best chance for brief tornadoes will be just west of Interstate 95.Rainfall totals by the end of this week could exceed 4 inches across parts of northern Georgia, western North Carolina and South Carolina. Widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible from Florida to Vermont.This wet pattern for the first few days of August comes after a record-breaking July across the east. Baltimore; Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; Elmira, New York; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania; State College, Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; and Williamsport, Pennsylvania, all saw their wettest July on record.Still hot and dry in WestThere are more than 63 uncontained large wildfires burning in 14 states across the western U.S. from Texas to Alaska.Since July is now over, several observing locations in Southern California recorded their warmest July on record, including Palmdale and Long Beach. Burbank and Los Angeles Airport recorded their second warmest July on record.Fresno recorded its 26th day of temperatures over 100 degrees, extending their ongoing record.Another hot day is ahead for much of the West with triple-digit temperatures likely for much of interior California and into parts of eastern Oregon and Washington. For parts of California, including Redding, it is seasonable to have temperatures near 100 degrees in early July.New fire weather alerts have been posted for parts of the Northwest. A frontal system approaching from the west will kick winds up. The gusty winds and combined hot and dry conditions could ignite new fires and worsen existing ones.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NAFCU ever-vigilant on CU exemption as White House pushes tax reform

first_imgNAFCU remains vigilant in protecting the credit union tax exemption as the White House prepares a stronger push for tax reform legislation – likely this week – according to reports.Reuters, covering a report from The Financial Times on Friday, reported that President Donald Trump would begin his efforts with a speech Wednesday in Missouri, according to National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.Also last week, Politico quoted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that a focus on tax reform is a big priority for the Trump administration and that action would “probably” start this week and carry into the fall. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Larry D. Cleaver

first_imgLarry D. Cleaver, 74 of Milan passed away January 27, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born October 11, 1944 in Pennsylvania, the son of Harold and Martha (Donaldson) Cleaver. He married Shirley (Henley) Cleaver and she preceded him in death. . Larry worked at the Reservation in Milan as a cook. He enjoyed fishing.Larry is survived by numerous sister and brother-in-laws. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers and sisters.Funeral service will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to the Family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoore to leave a online condolence for the family.last_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly As BCCI President: How Will His Equation With Head Coach Ravi Shastri Be?

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: With the appointment of Sourav Ganguly as the new BCCI president, a new era in cricket administration has begun in India. Ganguly, who will be appointed as the new BCCI president on October 23, has gotten massive support. However, it will be very interesting to see how Ganguly’s equation with the current head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri, will be. In 2016, Ganguly and Shastri had a major falling-out when the former India captain, who was part of the Cricket Advistory Committee (CAC), was tasked with selecting the new head coach of the team following the exit of Duncan Fletcher. Heading into the interview, everyone tipped Shastri to be the full-time head coach after he had a successful run as the Indian cricket team director. Ganguly, along with VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Jagdale were tasked to appoint the coach. There were reports that Ganguly was not in favour of Shastri being the coach.Things took an ugly turn when there accusations from Shastri that a member of the committee, reportedly Ganguly, wasn’t present and that was disrespectful to the selection process. At that time, Shastri was vacationing in Bangkok. However, Ganguly hit back stating that Shastri was living in a ‘Fool’s paradise’ if he felt that he was responsible for him not being a coach. Anil Kumble was appointed the head coach but he resigned a year later after he termed his relationship with skipper Virat Kohli ‘untenable’ and Shastri returned.The relationship between Ganguly and Shastri never recovered. In one episode of Breakfast With Champions, Shastri revealed an incident when he taught a punctuality lesson to Ganguly by leaving him behind in team’s hotel in Bangladesh, after the former Indian skipper was late. However, Ganguly rubbished the claims. Also Read | Why Ganguly’s Tenure As BCCI President Will Last For Only Nine Months?A lot of water has flown under the bridge since the 2016 fiasco. Shastri and the Kohli duo have helped India establish a certain sense of dominance in all three formats. However, with Ganguly now at the top of the ladder and Shastri at the helm of the cricket team, it will be interesting to see how these two work together for the betterment of the Indian cricket side.last_img read more

Beat writers give split predictions on Syracuse-Central Michigan outcome

first_imgPhil D’Abbraccio: Syracuse 24, Central Michigan 14Pass the chipsWith Terrel Hunt back under center for a full game and a week off to heal the offensive line’s bumps and bruises, Syracuse will be back to normal.Jesse Dougherty: Syracuse 17, Central Michigan 21Getting chippyOn a slow day in Mount Pleasant, the Chippewas have a little more juice than a Syracuse team scrambling for answers.Jacob Klinger: Syracuse 31, Central Michigan 24Candy MountainLike the (presumably) fictional peak, Mount Pleasant provides a winning destination for the Orange, but leaves SU with a troubling canker sore. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football looks to improve its goal-line offense at Central Michigan Published on September 12, 2014 at 5:20 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more