David Lloyd Leisure chooses Together for Short Lives as charity of the year

first_img Tagged with: charity of the year corporate David Lloyd Leisure chooses Together for Short Lives as charity of the year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 7 February 2013 | News 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. David Lloyd Leisure has chosen Together for Short Lives as the group’s official national charity partner for 2013. For the first time, the decision was made by staff and members of the health, sports and leisure group. They nominated and then voted on a shortlist of charities.Together for Short Lives is the only national charity working across the UK to help ensure that every child and young person unlikely to reach adulthood because of life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them, get the best possible help whenever and wherever they need it.David Lloyd Leisure’s chief executive, Scott Lloyd, commented: “Children and families are at the core of David Lloyd Leisure’s offering and it is very appropriate that we will be supporting Together for Short Lives, a remarkable charity that’s making a real difference to so many. We look forward to involving our clubs, colleagues and members in a variety of fundraising and awareness initiatives to support this very special cause.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Allen, Hunt remain in close competition

first_imgAt that point, Allen was 6-for-9 with the help of some easy screen passes, but struggled for the rest of the day. He completed three passes on his next two series before going two more without a completion. His final throw of the day was a fade to wide receiver Adrian Flemming in the end zone, one of just two completions by the quarterback that traveled more than 10 yards in the air. In his last handful of drives, though, Hunt was the Orange’s most impressive quarterback. SU had opened the playbook for him after the underwhelming start, but he still struggled to complete anything other than screen passes, until he fired a play-action pass to tight end Josh Parris running a post pattern for a touchdown. He finished the next drive with another touchdown strike, this time to wide receiver Christopher Clark on a slant. West, who was projected as the team’s top receiver, primarily took snaps with the second team on Thursday and has at times throughout the week. That’s how most of the day went — there was some good, some bad and the lingering inconclusiveness in the battle at the most important position on the field. Allen and Hunt split time with the first team in SU’s scrimmage at Sligh Field in Fort Drum.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text “Before we kick off at Penn State,” Shafer said, “we’ll have a decision made as to who’s playing quarterback.” Comments Allen connected with West for the game’s first touchdown — a slant pass to the single covered wide receiver who shed a tackle and darted into the end zone from about 10 yards out. “I was as much interested in their reps with the twos when they don’t have a couple guys in front of them that they feel a little bit sounder with,” Shafer said. “We’ve still got to get the ball off.” And their play has made his decision understandably difficult. Their lines were eerily similar Thursday: Allen was 10-of-18, Hunt 9-of-17. Both struggled a bit when throwing the ball downfield, were at times felled by their wide receivers dropping catchable balls, but were solid, if unspectacular, in managing the offense. “I think a couple deep balls to the left corner … were catchable balls that we have to make,” Shafer said. “We’ve got to make that play. Back-shoulder type of thing.” With just more than two weeks separating Syracuse from its season opener against Penn State at MetLife Stadium in New York, head coach Scott Shafer doesn’t appear to be in any rush to name a starter. FORT DRUM, N.Y. — Thursday was the moment that Syracuse fans had been waiting for. After weeks of blocking sleds and tackling dummies, the Orange took the field for live game action. Maybe the quarterback competition that has dominated training camp would become a bit clearer. Drew Allen took the field to start with the first team. For a moment it seemed, perhaps, that the Oklahoma transfer had leapt past Terrel Hunt on the depth chart. Jeremiah Kobena dropped his first pass attempt, and then the quarterback fired back-to-back completions before a throw to Jerome Smith fell incomplete. In came Hunt. Facebook Twitter Google+ For each strong play one made, the other matched. But for each mistake one made, the other followed suit. Neither has been particularly spectacular, but nor have they been notably underwhelming. It’s a battle, and one of which Shafer has no problem waiting to call a winner. On his second series, and his first with the second team, Allen overthrew Jarrod West on the left sideline. He threw two more long incompletions later in the day on attempts to the left corner of the end zone. As Allen faded, Hunt improved throughout the day. Syracuse was first reluctant to open the playbook for its sophomore signal caller — he uncorked just one deep ball in eight attempts on his first two drives. He was 5-of-8 to start, but all five completions were either screens or swing passes. Published on August 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 “I thought both of them had good command at times,” Shafer said. “Both guys are doing some good things. I look forward to getting back and watching the video.”last_img read more

Boy champion Fitzpatrick in England training squad

first_img10 Oct 2012 Boy champion Fitzpatrick in England training squad Matthew Fitzpatrick, the British Boys champion, has been named among 15 players to form the England training squad for the 2012 and 2013 coaching programme. Fitzpatrick, 18, has made rapid progress over the past four years, being capped at under 16 and boys levels, and is now on the verge of a full England cap. The full England squad is: Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Jack Hiluta (Chelmsford, Essex), Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O), Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire), Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent), Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland), Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire), Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire), Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex), Josh White (Chipstead). Also part of the squad but at college in the United States: Seb Crookall-Nixon (Workington, Cumbria), Ben Stow (Rushmore, Wiltshire), and Ben Taylor (Walton Heath, Surrey). Ten members of the home-based squad are full internationals while Fitzpatrick and Orrin are boy caps. Fitzpatrick won the British Boys Championship at Notts (Hollinwell) in August and finished third on the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit. His other successes this season include victory in the Selborne Salver, runner-up in the Hampshire Salver and Berkshire Trophy and third in the Carris Trophy. Orrin, 18, has won the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit after a successful season in which he won the Kent Championship and the Malcolm Reid Salver for the best aggregate from the McEvoy and Carris Trophies, finished second in the Darwin Salver, McEvoy Trophy, the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the Duke of York Young Champions event. Hiluta, 23, is the Spanish Amateur champion, who made his full England debut against France in May, while Hinton, 24, the Welsh Open Stroke Play champion, gained his first full cap in last year’s Home Internationals. Kimsey, 19, a semi-finalist in the English Amateur Championship, debuted in the recent Home Internationals, while Porteous, 22, became a full England cap in last year’s Home Internationals and helped England win the European Challenge Trophy in Iceland in July. Raymond, 26, has been the English Stroke Play champion for the past two years, having made his full England debut against Spain last year, and also represented GB&I in this year’s St Andrews Trophy, while Rutherford, 20, was capped for the first time in the recent Home Internationals having been the Men’s County Champion of Champions in 2011. Shinkwin, 19, the English Boy champion in 2010 when he became a boy international, won all four of his games on his full England debut against France in May while Smith, 19, debuted in the recent Home Internationals having reached the English Amateur semi-finals and been a member of the victorious Wiltshire team in the past two English Men’s County Championships. Tree, 18, was the English under 14 champion in 2008 and has been capped at every level, making his full England debut against France in May. A quarter finalist in this year’s English Amateur, he represented GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy and Europe in the recent Junior Ryder Cup, while White also debuted against France, won the Berkshire Trophy and was joint winner of the West of England Stroke Play. Of the players currently based in America, Crookall-Nixon, 19, was the English under 16 champion in 2008 and 2009 and made his full England debut in this year’s Home Internationals, Stow, 20, made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals and was the top individual in the European Challenge Trophy, while Taylor, 20, also debuted in last year’s Home Internationals and represented GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy. There are 13 players in the ‘A’ squad including boy champion Patrick Kelly and Edward Richardson, an England international in 2005 and 2006. The full ‘A’ squad is: Jack Bartlett (Worthing, Sussex), Oliver Carr (Heswall, Cheshire), Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex), Joe Dean (Lindrick, Yorkshire), Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Patrick Kelly (Boston West, Lincolnshire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Edward Richardson (Hemsted Forest, Kent), Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent), Darren Timms (Mid Kent, Kent), Jerome Titlow (Knole Park, Kent), Dan Wasteney (Bondhay, Yorkshire). Bartlett, 23, has won the Berkhamsted Trophy and the Hampshire Salver this year and was fourth in the Brabazon Trophy, Carr, 19, is an England boy cap who won the South East of England Links Championship this year, while Casey, 19, was English boy champion last year when he also won the Duke of York Young Champions title. Dean, 18, won the Dutch Junior Open this year when representing England Golf, debuted in the Boys Home Internationals and won five of his six games in helping Yorkshire win this year’s Boys County Championship, Evans, 25, won the South of England Amateur, while Howard, 22, is a regular member of the Lancashire county team and played in the recent County Finals at Beau Desert. Kelly, 18, won the English boys title this year after a four hole playoff as well as the Fairhaven Trophy and scored 5½ points from his six games in the Boys Home Internationals, while Marsh, 18, won five of his six games in helping Yorkshire to the County Boys title and was unbeaten in his six games in the Boys Home Internationals. Richardson, 44, has returned to tournament golf this year with considerable success after a long battle with illness. A former Kent champion, this season he has finished runner-up in the Midland Open, third in the Lagonda and Waterford Trophies and fifth in the Berkshire Trophy. His Kent colleague Saunders, 22, won the Lagonda Trophy and finished sixth in the Berkhamsted Trophy, while Timms, 22, another Kent man, won the Lee Westwood Trophy in a playoff, and finished runner-up in the Lagonda Trophy and the BUCS Student Tour Finals. Titlow, 20, finished joint second in the Hampshire Hog, equal fourth in the Waterford Trophy, sixth in the Tillman Trophy, while Wasteney, 20, a former winner of the Yorkshire Open, was an invitee to the 2011/12 England squad and finished equal sixth in the Lagonda Trophy. Image Matthew Fitzpatrick copyright Tom Ward.last_img read more

Pitt beats No. 15 UNC 80-75 in ACCs

first_imgPittsburgh’s Talib Zanna (42) grabs a rebound over North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (43) during the second half of a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Talib Zanna had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to help Pittsburgh beat No. 15 North Carolina 80-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.James Robinson also scored a career-best 19 points for the fifth-seeded Panthers (25-8), who used a dominating start to build a huge lead before having to hold off a late rally by the fourth-seeded Tar Heels (23-9).Pittsburgh led by 20 points with 7:22 left before UNC’s frantic comeback behind Marcus Paige, who scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime before fouling out with 25.4 seconds left.UNC got it to 78-75 on Nate Britt’s jumper with 11.4 seconds left but couldn’t complete the comeback. James Robinson knocked down two free throws to make it a two-possession game again right after Britt’s score, then Lamar Patterson rebounded a hurried 3-pointer by James Michael McAdoo with 4.3 seconds left to essentially seal it.last_img read more