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Co-op own label products in Nisa stores to include MADL donation

first_imgCo-op own label products in Nisa stores to include MADL donation MADL has donated over £8.4 million to more than 11,000 causes since its 2008 launch. It raises funds in Nisa partner stores from sales of all Heritage own-label and Co-op own-brand products, a percentage of which goes into a virtual fund for retailers to donate. Stores are able to donate money raised to a local charity or good cause of their choice within a 10-mile radius, with over 2,300 stores currently participating.  326 total views,  5 views today  327 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: corporate 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. All Co-op own label products sold in Nisa retailers’ stores will now carry a donation of 0.6% to Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity (MADL), in the same way that Nisa’s Heritage own label products do.Co-op acquired Nisa Retail last year, with Co-op branded products now available in Nisa stores. Funds raised by independent retailers in their stores will continue to be available to donate to the thousands of local good causes and charities across the UK and Ireland.Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity, said: “It’s fantastic news that Co-op products now carry contributions to MADL and it really helps to secure the charity’s long-term future. It means more funds will be raised, enabling even more great work to be done in local communities – all thanks to Nisa partners and their customers.”In addition, MADL has unveiled two new developments designed to raise further funds for good causes and increase customer engagement with the charity.The first of the new additions to be launched this year are MADL-branded token collection boxes, which will allow shoppers to choose which local cause they would like their store to support with MADL funds, while new MADL coin spinners have also been created to raise additional funds for these causes. Advertisement Melanie May | 4 April 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11last_img read more

Messi ‘bitter’ as Colombia stun Argentina

first_imgArgentina’s Lionel Messi looks dejjected after losing the Copa America 2019 Group B match to Colombia at Arena Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, BrazilSalvador, Brazil | AFP |  Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second half.Goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata in the final 20 minutes gave Colombia their first tournament victory over Argentina in 20 years as Messi’s hopes of finally landing a major international tournament after losing in four finals suffered a serious blow.“We leave here feeling bitter,” said Messi following the Group B clash in Salvador.“In the second half we had our chances.”One of the best of those fell to the 31-year-old Barcelona icon but he headed wide after Colombia’s goalkeeper David Ospina got down quickly to push out a header from center-back Nicolas Otamendi.But although Argentina dominated possession and created more chances in the second period, they rarely caused Ospina any serious concerns.“We didn’t want to start this way, obviously, but now we have to lift our heads and keep going,” said the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who lined up in an enviable forward trio with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain.“In the first half we retreated a little and were holding on, but in the second we really opened up,” said Messi, the Argentina captain.“Whenever you lose it’s hard for us, we usually take it badly. Now we have to think about Paraguay.”Argentina can still make the knock-out stages with games against Paraguay and guests Qatar, the Asian champions, to come.Midfielder Leandro Paredes, who forced a diving save out of Ospina with one long range strike and sent a second whistling past the post, was pleased with the second half performance.“We created a lot but unfortunately they scored in our best period,” he said. – Controlling Messi –Colombia were the better side in a goalless first half but scored twice against the run of play in the second period, with both goals coming from substitutes.“I came on and helped my team. We did the best we could and we managed to turn the game around at the end of the second half. We played really well,” said Zapata, who this season helped Italians Atalanta qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history.Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz, who only took over Colombia after leaving his job with Iran at the end of the January-February Asian Cup, paid tribute to the side’s collective effort.“Colombia as a team was the best player on the pitch. We played with a lot of discipline, concentration, with responsibility, and players with the quality of James (Rodriguez) and (Radamel) Falcao helped us a lot in this organization,” said Queiroz.And he praised his team for “controlling Messi a bit,” noting that “we’re always talking about him and you cannot neutralize him.”Both he and Argentina counterpart Lionel Scaloni agreed that each side had their moments during the game.“In some moments we were on top, then they were superior to us — that’s how football goes, there are different stages in matches,” said Scaloni.Colombia, though, are well placed to win the group now.“We’re still a long way from where we want to go,” warned Colombia’s playmaker James Rodriguez.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Nelson Skating Club presents Stars of the Galaxy

first_imgThe Nelson Skating Club is inviting the public to its annual year-end show, Stars of the Galaxy, set for Saturday, May 6th in the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.Show time is 1:30 p.m. with the event featuring skaters from the CanSkate, Junior Academy and StarSkate programs.  The cost is $5 per adult and $2 for seniors and children under 12. During the Stars of the Galaxy the Nelson Skating Club is raffling off return flight tickets to Vancouver donated by Pacific Coastal.last_img

Single mothers hit worst by Donegal’s housing crisis – claim

first_imgLocal Community activist and Letterkenny Candidate, Finn O Donnell has hit out at Donegal County Council for what he claims is the complete lack of housing and housing prioritisation for single mothers struggling to obtain a home for their children. Mr O Donnell claims in recent weeks has been contacted by single mothers who have been on the waiting list for up to 5 years without any word from the council on their housing needs.He said that during his canvass he has spoken to dozens of single mums regarding their housing situation and it is truly shocking. He said “There are mothers with two children or more living in small two bedroom houses that are clearly unsuitable for them. I have also seen much-needed repairs to homes that have been neglected not for weeks but for years. There is not only a lack of homes for single mothers but also a lack of repairs that is the council’s responsibility”The Community activist went on to claim that the prioritization of houses and those who need them is in dire need of review and that the amount of empty houses lying vacant in the town is unacceptable.“Everyday I walk around town and see empty houses lying there idle. I speak with mothers who need a bigger more suitable home for their kids. Why are none of our councillors talking about this and why is nothing being done?”Mr O Donnell goes on to say “If these struggling mothers are moved into a more suitable home, it doesn’t mean that more houses are taken up. It means that a smaller council house would then be available for fathers, single people or those with one child. The houses are there, The money is there from government and the council should be held responsible and accountable and I think we all should stand up against it.” Finn O Donnell is running as an Independent Candidate in the Letterkenny Local elections. He is a member of the Homeless & Housing Coalition and is campaigning heavily for housing in his local area.Single mothers hit worst by Donegal’s housing crisis – claim was last modified: May 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New defensive coordinator Barry Sacks bringing ‘organized chaos’ to Humboldt State

first_imgAlso a … Arcata >> If you didn’t know any better, you might think new Humboldt State defensive coordinator Barry Sacks is a Humboldt County native, not somebody who has been living here since early-February.A native of the Pacific Northwest, he’s a man who loves living close to the ocean and is more than happy to go mountain biking in the hills and forest behind the Redwood Bowl.Understandably, he describes the acclimation process as no big deal at all. “It was immediate,” he said.last_img

After taking a step forward in 2016, Redwoods football hoping to build off 5-5 season

first_imgEureka >> The College of the Redwoods football team entered the final game of the 2016 with not only a winning record, but the chance to win the school’s first conference title in nearly a decade.It’s a game, a 34-2 loss to Shasta College, that has stuck in the mind of every returning player that is on the Corsairs’ roster in 2017.“All the returners, ever since that Shasta game, nobody was happy,” CR sophomore linebacker Cody Anthony said. “Not a single person here was happy with 5-5. I don’t …last_img

10 months ago​Chelsea to report Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi situation

first_img​Chelsea to report Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi situationby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are not happy with Bayern Munich.And the club are set to report the German giants to FIFA over the possible transfer of Callum Hudson-Odoi.They will look to see if there is a chance that Bayern have been tapping up the English youngster.And Goal.com suggests if they find evidence, they will take it to FIFA.Hudson-Odoi has been the subject of several offers from Bayern this winter, but Chelsea want to keep their star.Even Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said to reporters they were interested in Hudson-Odoi.”He’s a very interesting player that we really want to sign,” Salihamidzic said. “He has qualities that suit our game. He’s a strong dribbler, fast, and carries a goal threat.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Catch limits increase for key West Coast groundfish species

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. — Federal officials said Tuesday they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago, posing a threat to the commercial and sports fishing industries.Limits for yelloweye rockfish will more than double, while substantial increases will be allowed for California scorpionfish, bocaccio and Pacific Ocean perch, the National Marine Fisheries Service said.Those species have recovered enough to allow for the greatest expansion of a West Coast fishery in years. The formal announcement of the revised catch limits will be published Wednesday and the changes go into effect on Jan. 1, the first day of the new fishing season.Fishing income in California, Oregon and Washington could increase $60 million because of the changes, with the potential for 900 new jobs and at least 200,000 more angler trips a year, according to a preliminary report.“It’ll actually allow us to fish,” said Tom Marking, a recreational fisherman from Eureka, California.“Right now, there are a lot of places you just avoid because they’re known as yelloweye hot spots. You just stay away from them. If they allow us to go to 30 fathoms or 40 fathoms or all depths, it’ll allow the fleet to spread out.”Between 1999 and 2002, nine West Coast groundfish stocks were declared overfished as surveys documented declining numbers.Because more than 90 total groundfish species share the same habitat, anglers fishing for a permitted species risked also catching restricted fish and exceeding the overall limit — a mistake that could mean an end to the fishing season for that particular species.The limits devastated the fishing industry along the West Coast. Many businesses went under and tensions between the industry and federal regulators ran high for years.“Back then, one boat could catch all the quota for one species in one day,” said Jason Cope, a research fisheries biologist at the National Marine Fisheries Service. “There was a lot of avoidance, a lot of places you couldn’t go and probably a lot of paranoia. It was a lot of kind of walking on eggshells.”Improved population numbers mean there’s now a buffer for such mistakes and anglers can go to places they haven’t fished in years without as much worry, he said.Key to these changes is the recovery of the yelloweye rockfish, one of several species of rock fish that were in trouble just 15 years ago.The combined annual catch limit for the yelloweye will increase from 20 metric tons to 48 metric tons in 2019, although regulators could begin to make adjustments to fishing restrictions when the catch approaches 39 metric tons to allow room for error.Anglers will be able to fish at greater depths and in locations that were previously off-limits. One immediate effect will see fewer fishing boats crowded near the shore where anglers were less likely to net the overfished species.Several other species of groundfish have already recovered to levels that have allowed greater catch limits. Those species include petrale sole, widow rockfish and canary rockfish.There are more than 65 species of rockfish off the West Coast from Alaska to California. Some types can live up 150 to 200 years, Cope said, and they give live birth.John Holloway, a member of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, which recommended the changes, said the increased catch limit will be transformative for the industry.“This will basically affect all the fishing sectors to some degree or another,” he said. “Every fishing sector … runs up against yellow eye rockfish, including the trawl fleets and all that.”___Follow Gillian Flaccus on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gflaccusGillian Flaccus, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Northern Health warning residents about bluegreen algae

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Northern Health has issued a bulletin to remind residents about precautions they need to take if they encounter blue-green algae when they head out for a swim in their favourite lake.The health authority said that with temperatures getting warmer during the summer months blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, may appear in lakes across Northern B.C. Blue-green algae are naturally occurring and can look like scum, grass clippings, fuzz or globs on the surface of the water. The blooms can be blue-green, greenish-brown, brown, or pinkish-red, and often smell musty or grassy.People who come in contact with visible blue-green algae, or who ingest water containing blue-green algae, may experience skin irritation, a rash, a sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, and potentially develop a fever, nausea and vomiting, or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and resolve in one to two days. Residents living near the shores of lakes, as well as visitors and those making day-use of lakes, are advised to take the following precautions:Avoid all contact with blue-green algae blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible.Do not swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim or wade) in any areas where blue-green algae are visible.As a reminder, Northern Health recommends that visitors and residents do not drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake at any time. Boiling lake water will not remove the toxins produced by blue-green algae.An alternate source of drinking water should also be provided for pets and livestock.  Pet owners should be wary of allowing pets to walk off-leash where they may be able to drink lake water – illnesses are a common outcome.Anyone who suspects a problem related to blue-green algae can connect with the Ministry of Environment at [email protected] If you require further information on health concerns, please call Environmental Health at 250-565-2150. Additional information is also available at http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile47.stm.last_img read more

Federal government pledges 49 million for 35 billion plastics project

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – A $3.5-billion project to turn Alberta propane into plastic pellets for the manufacture of consumer products is to receive $49 million from the federal government.Ottawa says the money provided to Calgary-based Inter Pipeline Ltd. through the $1.6-billion Strategic Innovation Fund will help secure jobs and support the environmentally cleaner production of plastic products.The facility is already under construction in Strathcona County, just northeast of Edmonton, with completion scheduled for late 2021. The company is to increase jobs for post-secondary students and women in trades while continuing to fund research and spending $10 million to find ways to reduce plastic waste.The Inter Pipeline project was given $200 million in provincial royalty credits in 2016, while Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Ltd. was handed $300 million in credits for a similar proposal.Last month, Pembina announced it had decided with its partner, Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Co., to go ahead with a $4.5-billion polypropylene project also to be located northeast of Edmonton.last_img read more