Aveda UK walks for WaterAid

first_img Tagged with: corporate Events Howard Lake | 26 April 2010 | News  234 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Aveda UK walks for WaterAid  233 total views,  3 views today Advertisementcenter_img Aveda, the botanical haircare and skincare company, kicked off its UK Earth Month 2010 campaign with a 5 mile walk to raise funds for international charity WaterAid at Regent’s Park, London, on April 19th 2010.Aveda devotee Margherita Taylor (Classic and Capital FM DJ) was one of many walkers who donated their time for the walk in Regent’s Park, one of a series of sponsored walks being organised by Aveda employees across the UK as part of the company’s Walk for Water initiative.The five miles walked for Aveda’s Walk for Water campaign reflects the distance that women in developing countries have to walk to get water each day. Money raised will support WaterAid’s projects in Nepal and Ethiopia, where the charity is working to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene education for people living in poverty.Vincenzo Minore, General Manager, Aveda UK and Scandinavia says: “This year, Aveda is proud to be supporting WaterAid. WaterAid is an international charity working to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.”Holly Wilkinson, Corporate Account Manager at WaterAid, says: “We’re delighted that Aveda are supporting WaterAid through the Walk for Water campaign during this year’s Earth Month. The money raised will help us make a huge difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in Ethiopia and Nepal – enabling them gain access to the basic needs of safe water and sanitation.“The sponsored walks also offer the chance to reflect on the long walks faced by women and children in the developing world just to collect water each day.”Additional funds will also be raised via a host of other activities, including many more regional walks that will take place in and around the UK. Further details of these can be found on www.aveda.co.uk/walkforwater.Other activities include:– In-store events such as dry-cuts and massage ritual treatments– Swap shops, cake sales and face painting in salons– Earth Month Auction– Blue top and jeans days at the Estee Lauder and Aveda officesEndsFor more information about WaterAid or photos from the walk, please contact [email protected] or call +44(0)20 7793 4524For more information on Aveda Walk for Water/Earth Month, samples or images please contact the Aveda Press Office:Jay Squier: 0870 428 6355 / [email protected] Imamzade: 0870 428 6364 / [email protected] to Editor:WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximise our impact. www.wateraid.org* At least 4000 children die every day as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.* 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world’s population.* 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is almost two fifths of the world’s population.* Just £15 can enable one person to access safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.Rachel PilkingtonMedia OfficerWaterAid0207 793 [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

FSHA Senior Ranked Among Top 10 Female Debaters in Country

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Community News center column 3 FSHA Senior Ranked Among Top 10 Female Debaters in Country Article and Photo courtesy of FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 4:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Monica Amestoy, a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA), has returned from representing her school at the Tournament of Champions (TOC) at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, Ky. It was there that Amestoy joined 80 of the best Lincoln/Douglas high school debaters in the country at one of the most prestigious tournaments in the nation.Securing an invitation to this tournament was the culmination of a four-year journey of hard work and dedication for this talented debater. Amestoy got the “debate bug” during her freshman year when she took part in a national contest on climate change that required a public debate in front of fellow students. She’s never looked back: “If you had told me four years ago that I would be one of the top debaters in the nation my senior year, I would have laughed. In fact, I lost all my rounds at my first tournament, but when I heard about the TOC, I knew this was an activity I had to master,” Amestoy says. Not only is Amestoy ranked in the top 50 of Lincoln/Douglas debaters nationwide, she is one of only 10 females on that list.While other all-girls high schools in the San Gabriel Valley have speech and debate teams, FSHA is the only local all-girls school to send a debater to the TOC, and Amestoy is the first student in the school’s history to qualify for the TOC. And making it in the male-dominated world of debate is no easy feat. “Debate at the top level really feels like a boys’ club sometimes, so I had a lot of fun interrupting that trend. Often, girls are either seen as not dominant enough or overly mean and aggressive, while those same traits classify guys as assertive,” says Amestoy. However, Amestoy didn’t let gender disparity and stereotypes weigh her down.To prepare for the TOC, Amestoy attended debate camps during summers to sharpen her skills, spending a total of seven weeks last summer in three different camps. She also went to as many high-level circuit debate tournaments as she could during her senior year at FSHA. Frequently, Amestoy attended these tournaments as the sole representative from FSHA, accompanied only by her coach or by her father. Considering that many of her main competitors would bring much larger teams of 10 to 100 students to tournaments with many years of experience in the world of high-level debate, Amestoy’s small entourage wasoften viewed as a disadvantage. But Amestoy thinks there are benefits to having such a small team. “Being from a small team and doing all my own work meant that I knew everything I used during the tournament—better than anyone else. So when I had to compare evidence, there was no way that a debater who had never actually read the evidence was going to be better than me,” says Amestoy.With the goal of the TOC in front of her, Amestoy, her coaches and her father crisscrossed the country several times during her senior year pursuing tournaments in Connecticut, New York, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Nevada and Utah. All of these tournaments offered TOC bids. Amestoy got her first bid at the Victory Briefs Tournament in UCLA—one of the most challenging tournaments in the country—and continued onto the quarterfinal round. Amestoy later won the Top Speaker Award, beating out 400 other Varsity Lincoln/Douglas debaters at the California Invitational Tournament at UC Berkeley.These achievements required commitment from not only Amestoy, but also from the young debate team at FSHA, the school’s administration, her family and the extended FSHA community.“The cost of all of this travel was significant, but the community effort to cover these costs was tremendous,” says Tom Amestoy, her father. The team sold donuts and hot chocolate during lunchtime and break times at FSHA. However, the team budget, as well as the Amestoy family’s frequent flyer points were not enough to get the young debater to the TOC. This was when outside supporters of the FSHA team chipped in to help Amestoy achieve her goals. Kenneth Gray, CEO of A-Fordable Billing Solutions (and a college debater himself), stepped up to pay for some of Amestoy’s travel, as did Jack Neil Swickard, an attorney in Orange County and former FSHA faculty member who had championed the fledgling team years ago and also coached college debate. “Jack dropped by to visit the school and learned about the resurgence of the team and Monica’s goal of making it to the TOC, and he wanted to show his support,” head coach Leilani McHugh says.It takes most teams many years to qualify a debater to the Tournament of Champions. FSHA has had a speech team for several years, but started the debate team only four years ago when McHugh’s son volunteered to be the school’s debate coach. The small team of three debaters has now grown to a team of 10. “Monica Amestoy will serve as an inspiration to this tiny but mighty team for years to come,” McHugh says. Amestoy will be attending and debating for the University of Utah this fall.Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 440 Saint Katherine Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, (626) 685-8500 or visit www.fsha.org. Make a comment Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Every day is Earth Day at Harvard

first_imgEvery day is Earth Day at Harvard. That’s why during the month of April the Harvard Office for Sustainability will be featuring a Green Tip every day, not just on Earth Day, April 22. Every Monday in April we’ll post a story on our website, green.harvard.edu, with the coming week’s five green tips for the Harvard community. Read them, enjoy them, and help us make green the new crimson:Monday, April 4 – Don’t know where start? Visit our Earth Month web page at green.harvard.edu/earthmonth where we’ve begun to compile a list of environmental events across campus that will educate and inspire you. We also have links to tools and resources that will get you started. Friday, April 8 – Efficient Lighting. Consider installing compact fluorescent or LED lightbulbs in your home, office, or dorm. It will save you money and reduce energy usage. Click here to watch the video and read the story about how Dunster Dining Hall reduced their energy costs by thousands of dollars a year by installing LED lighting.If you don’t get the Harvard Green Tip of the Month sent out by the Office for Sustainability, click here to sign up! Thursday, April 7 – BYOB(ottle). Using a reusable water bottle or coffee mug can save you money and helps reduce waste. Read our October 2010 Green Tip of the Month to find out how. Wednesday, April 6 – Power Down. One of the simplest steps you can take to save energy at home, in your office, and on campus is to put your computer to sleep when not in use and turn it off when you go home for the day. Tuesday, April 5 – Join us on the Green Carpet. On April 11 at 3:30 p.m., staff, students, and faculty will gather at the Green Carpet Awards to honor and celebrate the hundreds of individuals and teams that are working together to conserve energy and reduce our environmental footprint. This year’s event includes student performances, more than 14 distinguished presenters including faculty and administrative leaders, and more – not to mention an opportunity to cheer on your colleagues who have been nominated to receive awards. Click here to view the video and RSVP today.last_img read more

A Month in the Country, Led by Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling, Begins Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 28, 2015 Ivan Turgenev’s iconic play chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s (Schilling) young son. But it is Natalya who soon becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin (Dinklage), who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her. A Month in the Country In addition to Dinklage and Schilling, the cast includes Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Franz, Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O’Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. Two TV faves are ready to go classic. A Month in the Country, starring Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling of Orange Is the New Black, begins off-Broadway performances on January 9. The Classic Stage Company production, directed by Erica Schmidt (Dinklage’s wife), will open officially on January 29 and run through February 22.last_img read more

Florida Association for Women Lawyers celebrates 50th year

first_imgFlorida Association for Women Lawyers celebrates 50th year July 15, 2001 Assistant Editor Regular News It had been a long 53 years since the first woman was admitted to practice law in Florida. The National Association for Women Lawyers had been around for 52 years. Anna Brenner Meyers, the first president of FAWL, and Judge Mattie Belle Davis thought it was high time women lawyers in Florida made their voices heard.Despite their steps in the right direction, women lawyers who practiced in the early 20th century still faced many challenges that seem almost absurd today. Women could practice law for 60 years before they were allowed to vote. Women lawyers faced all male juries until 1947, and it was 1975 before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled women could finally argue their cases before mixed juries.Judge Davis experienced most of the difficult times firsthand, and she has, as FAWL’s lead historian, nearly completed a manuscript of FAWL’s rich history. A History of Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 1951-2001 will soon be published by the Miami Review. From the state’s first female Bar president and Supreme Court justice, to FAWL’s vehement backing of the Equal Rights Amendment, the organization has much to be proud of, Davis said.At FAWL’s annual meeting in Orlando, outgoing President Barbara Eagan lauded Davis and her co-editor, Henrietta Biscoe, for all their hard work and dedication to the project. Davis brought a large scrapbook with her, incorporating news articles and FAWL Journals from the first 40 years of FAWL. The yellowed pages chronicled a wealth of events intrinsic to FAWL’s growth. At 91, Davis is working as hard as she can to incorporate information for the past decade in order to complete the book this summer.Davis also brought a typewritten copy of her manuscript, lovingly edited and scribbled on as she remembers facts to add. She plans to finish the manuscript in late July, then turn the book over for typesetting. The 2,500 copies of the soft-cover book will be printed under FAWL’s name with Judge Davis and Biscoe listed as the editors and compilers.Funds bequeathed to Judge Davis by her friend Emma Roesing, one of FAWL’s founding members who died in 1989, will be used to cover the cost of publishing the book.Some of the events covered in the book include the state’s first female DCA judge Susan Black in 1979; the advent of FAWL chapters in 1980; the first FAWL liaison to the Bar’s Board of Governors in 1982; the 1982 pact for Equal Rights Amendment funding; the 1984 fight for formation of a gender bias commission, which was accomplished in 1986; in 1985, Rosemary Barkett became the first state Supreme Court justice; in 1993, Patricia Seitz became the first female president of the Bar, and in 1999, Edith Osman became the second; and in 1998 Barbara Pariente became the second female justice on the state’s high court, and in 1999, Peggy Quince followed suit.For more information about FAWL’s history, visit www.fawl.org, or e-mail their executive director, Pat Stephens, at [email protected] Henrietta Biscoe, left, and Judge Mattie Belle Davis present FAWL’s scrapbook Florida Association for Women Lawyers celebrates 50th yearAmy K. Brown Assistant Editor June 30, 1951 is an important date for women lawyers in Florida. On that balmy day in Miami Beach, 27 female lawyers met officially for the first time as the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. The women sought to encourage equal footing for themselves in their chosen profession, and looked for fellowship and camaraderie in the male-dominated justice system. last_img read more

Matthews Subaru donates over $5500 to Meals on Wheels of Western Broome

first_imgFor more information, visit their website. VESTAL (WBNG) — Matthews Subaru donated $5567 to Meals on Wheels of Western Broome as a part of their annual “Share the Love” event.  Meals on Wheels of Western Broome provides meals and daily contact to older adults and individuals in need. Meals on Wheels America supports more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country and is the oldest and largest national organization to do so.  The goal of Meals on Wheels is to address senior isolation and hunger. The organization has over two million staff members and volunteers. Matthews Subaru has donated to Meals on Wheels for the past 11 years along with three other charitable partners. From November 2019 to January 2020, Subaru donated $250 for every new vehicle sold to the customer’s choice of participating charity.last_img read more

Why Bayern Munich emerged winner of UEFA Champions League — Klopp

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp has praised his Bayern Munich counterpart Hansi Flick following the Germans’ UEFA Champions League victory on Sunday, which completed a treble-winning season.Bayern Munich beat Paris St-Germain 1-0 in Lisbon to add the UEFA Champions League trophy to their German league and Cup double. “It is a bit difficult to write more history in just eight months,” Klopp, whose team won the 2019 UEFA Champions League crown and this year’s English Premier League title, said.“Bayern Munich have a sensational squad. They have world class players in all positions, all at just the right age.”Flick took over struggling Bayern in November and on Sunday completed a fairytale run in his first Bundesliga appointment, joining a small group of coaches to have ever won a treble.The Bavarians are unbeaten in 2020 in all competitions.“Germany was a bit lucky that, amid the scheduling chaos (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), their schedule was better suited for the UEFA Champions League,” Klopp said. The Bundesliga was the first major sports league to resume in May after a break of more than two months.“Nevertheless, Bayern Munich are at the moment definitely one of the absolute top, top teams. There is not a lot to complain about.”Klopp was the last coach with a different team to win the Bundesliga back in 2012 with Borussia Dortmund, before Bayern Munich started their domestic run of eight consecutive league crowns.“I know a few teams in England that could beat Bayern Munich on a good day. But even if these teams were there (2019/2020 UEFA Champions League tournament), Bayern Munich could still have won it because of their quality,” Klopp said.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Bayern MunichHansi FlickLiverpoolParis St-GermainUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more