6 6 Fekir outshone City playmaker David Silva The game made a slow start until City carved out the first chance on 16 minutes when Raheem Sterling’s goalbound shot was blocked by Jason Denayer.Aymeric Laporte’s back-post header hit the woodwork from the resulting corner as the visitors had a narrow escape.Cornet then went round Ederson and put the ball in the net but the goal was correctly ruled out for offside.But Lyon had the ball in the net moments later and this time it counted when Cornet took advantage of some lapse defending from Fabian Delph to tuck away Fekir’s searching cross from the left. GROUP F TABLE City thought they equalised shortly after but Ilkay Gundogan’s tap-in was disallowed as Sterling – who provided the assist- was offside in the build up.Guardiola’s side then had a penalty appeal waived away after Gabriel Jesus threw himself to the ground but Lyon defender Rafael withdrew his trailing leg in the nick of time.And the Citizens found themselves 2-0 down when Fekir dispossessed Fernandinho in a dangerous position before firing the ball into the corner of the net to leave the Etihad Stadium stunned.The hosts did not improve a great deal after the break and were fortunate to not find themselves three goals down when former Manchester United man Memphis Depay’s effort was brilliantly saved onto the post by Ederson. Manchester City got their 2018/19 Champions League campaign off to a bad start after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat at home to Lyon.Goals from Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir gave the Ligue 1 side a 2-0 lead at half-time with suspended Pep Guardiola looking on in shock.Bernardo Silva pulled one back for the hosts but it wasn’t enough to get his side anything out of the game on a night where City were well off the pace. City struggled to deal with Lyon’s attacking threat all game 6 Silva’s 67th-minute strike gave City some hope going into the final quarter of the game However, the Premier League champions got back into the game with a neat finish from Silva after great work down the left from Leroy Sane.Sergio Aguero nearly got City’s equaliser but Anthony Lopes was equal to the Argentine’s powerful effort from distance.But City were unable to find an equaliser as Lyon claimed a deserved win.STAR MAN Credit should be given to Lyon. As bad as City were their opponents made life difficult for them with Tanguy Ndombele coming out on top against the Citizens’ star-studded midfield.However, Fekir’s contribution to the game has helped Lyon claim the win and thus makes him the star man. 6 This is City’s fourth Champions League defeat in a row 6 The France international provided the assist for Cornet’s goal albeit largely due to some terrible defending before scoring a brilliant goal just before the break.Fekir was poised with a move to Liverpool last summer but that transfer fell through but some Kopites on Twitter called on the club to make a second approach for him.MOMENT OF THE MATCHIt was a game where the home side failed to conjure up moments of real quality so the main highlight has to be Fekir’s goal.He nicked the ball of Fernandinho before running at the City defence and stroking ball past the adept Ederson with ease. 6 Fekir celebrates Lyon’s second goal of the game
A new art exhibition is set to launch in Dunree Fort later this month with artist John Black invited to showcase his work by Artlink. Black’s latest solo exhibition “Leading the Blind” was inspired following the artist researched how a blind and visually impaired group came together through knitting, which helped them support each other as a community.Black, based in Derry City, focuses on work that explores the power dynamic within society’s class and labour. In his latest collection of photographic work, Black re-tells the story of a group of Gwynn Institute blind workers from Derry launched one of the first-recorded industrial disputes of its kind.Speaking ahead of the event Black said his latest project was an exploration into how humans visualise the invisible.The exhibition launched yesterday, June 8 and concludes on June 30 from Monday to Friday (10:30am-4:30pm) and Saturday and Sunday (12:30pm-4:30pm).Dunree Fort to host new art exhibition starting this weekend was last modified: June 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
A woman who lived less than a mile from her local hospital died after an ambulance took almost an hour to get to her house.Margaret Callaghan died just hours after being released from Letterkenny University Hospital in January 2018.The mother of eight had just undergone a non-emergency investigation and was released to her home at Bracken Lea at Mountaintop in Letterkenny. However, she suffered serious abdominal pain later that day and her family called an ambulance.During a pre-evidential inquest hearing at Letterkenny’s Coroner’s Court held today (Wed) it was heard how it took the ambulance almost an hour to get to Mrs Callaghan’s home.The 71-year-old died a short time later.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley told the hearing the full inquest will hear how there was an “offload delay” at Letterkenny University Hospital which led to the hour-long delay in getting an ambulance to Mrs Callaghan. He explained how ambulance protocol means that patients cannot leave an ambulance and allow the vehicle to be operational again until the patient is admitted to hospital.On the day in question, January 9th, 2018, there were two ambulances at the Accident and Emergency Department of Letterkenny University Hospital.Both had patients inside with one delayed for six and half hours and the other for three and a half hours outside the hospital.Dr McCauley told legal representatives for the HSE and the Callaghan family that there will be a number of factors which will have to be explored during the inquest.These will include a full report ordered by Dr McCauley into the “offload delay” situation at the hospital as well as the general movement of patients through the hospital. He said the report will address the “offload delay” on the night which included one ambulance waiting six and a half hours to deliver a patient which should have taken “between ten and twenty minutes.”Among those called to give evidence will be the Director of the National Ambulance Service, Cathal O Domhnaill.Other evidence will be given by Mrs Callaghan’s family, who were in court, and also medical evidence from various medical personnel as well as Gardai.Dr McCauley said he will also allude to a policy document on ambulance response times published following the death of another Co Donegal woman. Maura Porter, aged 70, died after it took an ambulance up to 50 minutes to travel 62 kms from Letterkenny to her hometown of Carndonagh after she was knocked down coming home from mass in December 2013.She later died from her injuries at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The Director of the National Ambulance Service, Cathal O Domhnaill told her inquest that there were nine ambulances covering Co Donegal on the night Mrs Porter died but that five had been delayed at Letterkenny University Hospital.The tragedy sparked a review of ambulance response times in the region.The key finding of the report was that the ambulance offload delay at Letterkenny University Hospital for several hours led to the depletion of ambulance services at Letterkenny hospital.Dr McCauley fixed the full inquest for a date in December.Woman died after ambulance took an HOUR to travel ONE mile to her home was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare 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)Tags:ambualnceDr Denis McCauleyhospitalinquestinvestigationletterkennyMargaret Callaghan
Alexander Brand of Colombia has replaced Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias as James DeGale’s opponent for his WBC Silver title defence on 23 March. DeGale, who recently opted to vacate the European super-middleweight title, will take on Brand at Glow, Bluewater.He believes the fight will be a springboard to a world title challenge or a rematch with fellow West Londoner George Groves, who edged a close points decision when they met in 2010.Brand, 36, has won all but one of his 20 professional fights – 15 by knockout – and as an amateur lost only 20 of 437 bouts. He is ranked number 10 in the world by the WBC.DeGale said: “Brand is a world-class fighter that not only had a brilliant amateur career but also holds a professional record of 19-1.“That could have been 20-0 as his only loss was a split decision over eight rounds and I know the feeling losing on a split decision.“Once I’ve got passed this Colombian puncher I will be sitting down with my promoter Mick Hennessy and looking to the big fights later this year.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
8 December 2010A group of internationally acclaimed South African musicians have come together to form a Quartet of Peace that is using classical music to promote worldwide the ideals of reconciliation, freedom and hope represented by South Africa’s four Nobel Peace laureates.Chief Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and former presidents Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk are the inspiration behind the quartet’s formation.The Quartet of Peace consists of David Juritz, also leader of the London Mozart Players; Suzanne Martens, previous concert master of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and a lecturer in the University of Stellenbosch’s music faculty; Gareth Lubbe, principal violist of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Germany; and Peter Martens, former principal cellist of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and currently artistic administrator and director of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival.Juritz is first violin and Suzanne Martens is second violin, while Lubbe is the violist and Peter Martens plays the cello.The quartet kicked off its international tour with a debut concert in Stellenbosch University’s Endler Hall on 15 October 2010. Its official launch concert took place at the Kings Place recital hall in London on 5 December, and raised money for children affected by poverty and war.The event was held with the support of the London Chamber Music Society and featured the UK premiere of composer Eugene Skeef’s new work Uxolo (an Nguni word meaning “forgiveness”).Skeef, who also works in conflict resolution, composed the piece especially for the quartet’s performances.Besides Skeef’s Uxolo, the quartet also performed works by JS Bach, Mozart, Ravel and Bach.Music fosters reconciliationThe remarkable project is the realisation of world-renowned luthier Brian Lisus’ dream – held since Mandela’s inauguration as President of South Africa in 1994 – to use music to foster peace and reconciliation in the world.His vision has become a reality as friends with a passion for classical music and string instruments have rallied around him. offering their assistance to get the Quartet of Peace project off the ground.And since the eminent musicians have volunteered their talents at no cost, the project has developed into a large initiative receiving interest and support from the French minister of arts and culture and the London Chamber Music Society, among others.Lisus hand-crafted brand new string instruments for members of the quartet. The four instruments carry the inscriptions of peace, reconciliation, hope and freedom on the back – the Mandela cello is named Hope, the Luthuli violin is Freedom, the Tutu violin is Peace, and the De Klerk viola is Reconciliation.Message of peaceFurthermore, the musicians are taking the message of peace to local and international audiences with the music of accomplished South African-born composer, percussionist and poet Skeef, now resident in London.Skeef’s involvement in the initiative is interesting, as he was a young activist during apartheid who co-led literacy campaigns in schools and communities across South Africa. He currently serves on the board of directors of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, among many other commitments.The prominent artists were all inspired by the idea of taking the ideals of Mandela, Tutu, De Klerk and Luthuli to the world.They were also motivated by the fact that concert proceeds go towards Musequality projects that uplift and heal children who are disadvantaged and at risk. One of these, the Hout Bay Music Project, teaches 60 children to play string instruments and drums and also offers lessons in life skills. Another, Melodi Music in Soweto, starts children off on the recorder before they advance to other woodwind instruments.The intention is also to help disadvantaged children and child refugees on the African continent, as music is proving to facilitate healing in youngsters who have experienced hardships early in life.Lisus worked around the clock to complete the cello, the last instrument made for the quartet. He said it had been a long journey to see the initiative come to fruition, but the involvement of “wonderful people” was overwhelming.The violinmaker added that he looked forward to hear the musicians play on his handcrafted instruments and to see the concerts supporting music projects for children around the world.“The Quartet of Peace must make everybody aware of the South African ideals; we want to inspire the world to peace and reconciliation – to walk in the footsteps of Mandela, Tutu, Luthuli and De Klerk.”Concert scheduleThe quartet’s inaugural concert in Stellenbosch on 15 October was followed by a performance at the Sans Souci High School in Cape Town on the next day and then the first international concert in Leipzig, Germany, in St Thomas church where Johann Sebastian Bach is buried.They moved on to London’s Kings Place for the 5 December performance, before travelling to Ljubljana in Slovenia for a 7 December concert.They will give an intimate performance in the L’Atelier de Picasso in Paris, France on 13 and 14 December.According to Skeef’s website, the quartet is awaiting confirmation from the Nobel Peace Prize committee of an 11 December performance at the Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. The composer is also currently organising a special performance of the Quartet of Peace at the home of Nelson Mandela.A special fundraising concert will take place on 16 December, South Africa’s Day of Reconciliation.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
3 October 2014Nedbank’s 20% stake in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) will provide its clients access to banking solutions across 39 African countries, and afford the South African bank ground to tap into the growing markets in Sub-Saharan countries.Nedbank’s shareholding in ETI “represents an important step in the consolidation and deepening of the strategic and technical banking alliance we have with ETI’, said Mike Brown, Nedbank Group Chief Executive in a statement on 2 October.“Nedbank Group’s clients are increasingly expanding their business operations into the rest of Africa, and Nedbank Group’s own operations in Southern and East Africa, combined with ETI’s unrivalled pan-African footprint and strength in West and Central Africa provides our clients with access to banking solutions across 39 African countries. This investment also offers our shareholders participation in earnings growth from the faster growing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.”Nedbank, South Africa’s fourth-largest bank, said it would pay US$493.4 million for 4.5 billion new shares in ETI. As a reciprocal measure, ETI will repay Nedbank’s loan of USD285 million granted to ETI in 2011 out of the subscription proceeds.Nedbank second-largest shareholderNedbank becomes the second-largest shareholder in ETI after Qatar National Bank which has a 23.5% stake in Ecobank. South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which has an almost 20% stake, is now the third-largest shareholder.Commenting on the investment, ETI Group Chief Executive Officer Albert Essien said ETI welcomes Nedbank’s investment in the bank, a move which has increased ETI’s capital base.“It is a win-win for ETI and Nedbank Group. Our two institutions have been strong strategic partners since we formed our unique one-bank alliance six years ago, and it is in our mutual interest to ensure that this alliance grows from strength to strength. It will remain steadfast as we continue to provide the best quality banking services to our numerous clients across the largest banking network in Africa.” ETI and Nedbank Group established their strategic business alliance in 2008, with the aim of providing seamless banking services across the continent to each other’s clients. This transaction deepens the alliance and includes a commitment to reciprocal technical banking expertise and management support. Together, ETI and Nedbank Group will offer a unique one-bank experience to their clients across the largest banking network in Africa, comprising more than 2 000 branches and offices in 39 countries.About Nedbank GroupNedbank Group is a Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed bank holding company with a market capitalisation of R117.8 billion as at 30 June 2014. Its principal banking subsidiary is Nedbank Limited and the group is 52% majority owned by Old Mutual plc which has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and secondary listings on several African exchanges including the JSE.Old Mutual and ETI are joint venture partners in insurance in Nigeria. Nedbank Group owns subsidiaries and banks in Namibia, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey, and has representative offices in other Southern Africa countries, including Angola, Kenya and key global financial centres to provide international banking services for SA-based multinational and high-net-worth clients in London, Toronto and Dubai (UAE).As at 30 June 2014, the Nedbank Group had total assets of R783.8 billion (US$73.7 billion) and is South Africa’s fourth largest banking group, providing a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services and a growing insurance, asset management and wealth management offering through five main business clusters, namely Nedbank Capital, Nedbank Corporate, Nedbank Business Banking, Nedbank Retail and Nedbank Wealth. In addition the group has more than 1 000 outlets and 3 500 ATMs, servicing over 6.9 million clients. Nedbank employs more than 30 000 staff.About Ecobank Transnational IncorporatedETI is a full-service banking group which provides wholesale, retail, investment and transactional banking services to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, local companies, small and medium enterprises and individuals. ETI has operations in 36 countries across the African continent. It currently operates in countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, namely Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Group also has a licenced operation in Paris and representative offices in Beijing, Dubai, Johannesburg, London and Luanda.As of 30 June 2014, ETI had US$23.4 billion in assets and US$2.3 billion in total equity. It has a network of 1 241 branches, 2 500 ATMs and 16 425 point of service machines servicing over 10.8 million customers. The ETI group employs 20 114 people and is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres in Cote d’Ivoire.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers, Certified Crop Advisors, conservation professionals and other members of the agriculture industry can gain insight into making soil health profitable during the Third Annual Ohio Soil Health Symposium on March 26 at the Kehoe Center-North Central State University, 19 E State Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature presentations by farmers, conservation folks, researchers and other agriculture industry experts. Discussion Rooms will provide space for small groups to discuss solutions “For Farmers”, “For Advisors,” and “From Industry” relating to herbicides, nutrient management, manure, on-farm research, small grains, planting equipment and weather events. Attendees can choose throughout the day which sessions will be most valuable.The symposium will feature Special Guests, Sarah Carlson, Paul Hepperly and Dave Brandt.Sarah works for Practical Farmers of Iowa. She is an agronomist that focuses on transferring research about cover crops and small grains to the supply chain and farmers for more environmental and economic returns. She will be sharing on-farm research results from Iowa farms over the last 20 years. Sarah will also talk about the current questions that farmers in Iowa are trying to answer and economic bonuses that are being paid to farmers by the food supply chain.Dr. Paul Hepperly with the Rodale Institute has worked with farmers in the US, as well as Central and South America, the Caribbean, India and Africa. Paul will be discussing his Best Friend, the Earthworm and how it can help with fungal diseases and ecology, plant disease resistance and management, weed management, carbon sequestration and the bottom line of your farm costs.Dave Brandt is an Ohio farmer that has been using soil health practices on his farm since 1971. He is a great story-teller and will share his experiences of “selling” his farm’s healthy soil for lower input costs and higher profits. Dave will also lead a small group discussion room on cover crop blends for innovative farmers.The symposium is being hosted by the Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Wayne and Seneca Soil & Water Conservation Districts and many supporting agricultural businesses. Additional sponsor space is still available at the event.“It’s always rejuvenating to attend with farmers, organizations and businesses from all over Ohio that want to have healthier soil and profits! The food, networking, discussions and new ideas definitely are worth more than the registration fee,” said Len Kirian, a Seneca County farmer that has attended every year.The registration cost for the symposium is $60 which includes a light breakfast, lunch, pie, ice cream and handouts. For more information, to register, or become a sponsor visit http://ohiosoilhealth.com or call (419)447-7073. You can also find the event @HealthyOhioSoil or with #OSHS19 on Twitter.“This Symposium is a great opportunity to hear and interact with national caliber speakers without the expense of driving a great distance. The agenda also has time to hear what fellow producers are doing and ask questions. I’m glad to have the event in central Ohio this year because one good idea to improve soil health on your farm may positively move your profit margin for the next ten years. The food and networking are a bonus too,” said Joe Christner, District Technician for Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District.
For the past 10 years, Geocaching HQ has been home to a geocaching legend. His name is Jon Stanley and he’s a member of the data team. But he’s better known as Moun10Bike in the geocaching world. As one of the world’s first-ever geocachers, Moun10Bike earned his geocaching fame by creating the first of what we now know as geocoins.Moun10Bike has cached in nearly 20 countries and has some impressive stats to go along with his 19 years of geocaching. But we may have given him his hardest challenge yet: choose your top 10 most memorable (active) geocache finds. Without further ado, I give you Moun10Bike’s top 10 (in no particular order):1 – Above the Clouds, Washington, USA (GCB67)A fabulous climb up Washington’s most famous volcano: Mount St. Helens! The Cologne Cathedral – A Geological Point of View, Cologne, Germany (GCZ8H7)A visit to one of the most spectacular buildings in the world, the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. Cool Place, Oregon, USA (GCGG27)I had wanted to visit this secretive location since reading a newspaper article about it in the ’90s, and it did not disappoint when I finally got there! 4 – Amsterdam Urban 2 – Under the bridge (GC921)Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A fantastic urban cache that consists of renting a canal bike and paddling out into the canals of Amsterdam. Awesome!5 – Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, USA (GCH0QX)A grand Multi-Virtual that takes you to several outstanding locations in this beautiful piece of geologic history. Looking for more recommendations? Check out this List with five pages of amazing caches approved by Moun10Bike. Don’t forget, Premium members can copy a List to their own List Hub to add, edit, and personalize it!Share with your Friends:More 7 – Half Moon Cache, Washington, USA (GC1221)A long but memorable Multi-Cache with a fantastic final location that must be seen to be fully appreciated!8 – Hidden Basin Geocache, Washington, USA (GC8E22)An absolutely stunning hike into the North Cascades. After finding the cache, we continued on to the summit of Vesper Peak for extraordinary 360 degree views. Bonus caches: (because when you have over 20,000 finds, it’s tough to choose just 10!)Plains of Abraham, Washington, USA (GCGTYK)A phenomenal, other-worldly location in a moonscape created by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. This is a must-see location, and if you are a mountain biker, a ride that must be added to your bucket list! 10 – Love Grotto, Alberta, Canada (GC849)Walk up gorgeous narrow ravine in the Canadian Rockies to find this cache. A misty waterfall, sheer cliffs, and ancient petroglyphs await! 2 – Castello Baradello, Italy (GCWG86)A nice hike to a hilltop castle south of Como that offers incredible views of the city, Lake Como, the Alps, and beyond! 6 – Devils Tower National Monument II, Wyoming, USA (GC22DD)A nice hike around the base of this iconic landmark that I’ve wanted to see ever since I was a small child. 3 – Warthog Down, Arizona, USA (GCGC55)A challenging desert hike that involves fording the Virgin River and scrambling off-trail up through a canyon to the site of a 2001 crash of an A-10 Warthog. 9 – Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, New Mexico, USA (GC1TVB6)A mini blizzard hit us as we started our hike for this EarthCache, but it soon let up and we were treated to a gorgeous walk through a snow-dusted canyon filled with amazing rock formations. SharePrint RelatedFrom the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the SnowDecember 18, 2013In “Community”The Father of the Geocoin: Moun10BikeMay 25, 2015In “Community”Een prof-geocacher deelt zijn top 10 cachesMarch 19, 2019In “Nederlands”
Hollywood actress, Eva Longoria, is visiting London this week to present one of the UK’s most prolific philanthropists with an award for his dedication to charity.John Caudwell, founder of the UK charity Caudwell Children and prominent charity donor, is to be presented with the 2012 ‘Noble Gift Philanthropreneur Award’ at a glittering awards ceremony at ME London on The Strand this week (December 8th 2012).Mr Caudwell, who successfully developed his mobile phone business from nothing to an annual turnover of over £1 billion before selling to private investors in 2006, donates millions each year to support causes close to his heart; including the charity he founded in 2000, Caudwell Children, which provides practical and emotional support for disabled children and their families.The award forms part of The Noble Gift Gala, a unique international fundraising initiative which stages events in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Madrid and London to support charitable causes and recognise the World’s leading philanthropists.Receiving awards alongside Mr Caudwell at the event will be humanitarian, Ella Krasner, Sylvia Young OBE and star of the Black Eyed Peas and BBC TV’s ‘The Voice’, will.i.am.On hearing of his nomination, Mr Caudwell commented: “It’s a true honour to be recognised in this way, especially alongside such respected humanitarians as Ella, Sylvia and Will. The Noble Gift Gala movement is successfully bringing the world of business, charity and celebrity together with a shared interest in helping sections of the global community who are less fortunate than ourselves; which in these times of global austerity is more important than ever.“I feel very fortunate to have the ability to help others and therefore take my role as a philanthropist very seriously, ensuring that I support causes that use my donations in the most effective and efficient way possible.“It is the first time I have heard the term ‘Philanthropreneur’ but I think it sums up my approach to charity perfectly as I utilise the same instincts and expertise in philanthropy as I have always done in my business ventures. I’m looking forward to being a part of this spectacular event and joining like-minded people sharing a common interest in helping others.”John founded Caudwell Children in 2000, since that time the charity has grown to become one of the UK’s leading independent providers of support for disabled children and their families. By covering the charity’s annual administration and management costs through a single personal donation, John Caudwell has provided fellow benefactors transparency and peace of mind that 100% of their donation was being used to directly change children’s lives.The Noble Gift Gala takes place on Saturday December 8th at ME London on The Strand. The evening will be hosted by Spice Girl, Mel B, and entertainment will be provided by Stooshe and magician, Dynamo.Proceeds from the event will be shared between the The Eva Longoria Foundation, Fight for Life and Caudwell Children.For more information about the event visit www.thenoblegiftgala.com.For more information about Caudwell Children visit www.caudwellchildren.com or call 0845 300 1348.
APTN National NewsThousands of Indigenous children were removed from their homes between the 1960s and 1980s in what is known as the 60s Scoop.Some were adopted by families around the world. Orlando Alexis is one of those children.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story of how he found his way home.