Photos disappear in a blink of an eye for Sightsavers fundraising campaign

first_imgPhotos disappear in a blink of an eye for Sightsavers fundraising campaign  285 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Melanie May | 7 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: arts DfID UK Aid Match An immersive photographic display that lets visitors experience photographs disappearing in the blink of an eye launches this week, to raise awareness of the blinding eye disease trachoma.The exhibition, BLINK!, is being held by Sightsavers to raise awareness of the charity’s campaign to eliminate the disease, and will be in London’s Oxo Tower Gallery from Wednesday 9–Sunday 13 October. It also launches a new UK Aid Match fundraising appeal, with donations made between 9 October 2019 and 9 January 2020 to be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million. The matched funds raised through UK Aid Match will support Sightsavers eye health projects in Uganda and Malawi, delivering eye care services, particularly for marginalised groups including women, and those living with disabilities.Famous photographers including fashion photographer, Nick Knight, the late David Goldblatt, and photo journalists Kate Holt, Georgina Cranston, and, Tommy Trenchard have donated images of a sight they would miss if they lost their vision, to be gradually and permanently worn away with each and every blink of visitors’ eyes during the exhibition.For people suffering with trachoma, each blink can be agony and with advanced trachoma, brings them closer to blindness. To echo this experience, every time the viewer blinks in the exhibition, the photograph they are looking at will alter, slowly degrading and eventually distorting to such an extent that it is gone forever.Dr Caroline Harper, Chief Executive of Sightsavers, said:“We are really excited about this amazing exhibition which will provide a unique way of sharing with people just how devastating blinding trachoma can be. Visitors will see some fantastic art, but we hope the smart technology behind the pieces will help people appreciate the value of sight. We also hope it will encourage them to donate so that Sightsavers and partners can help countries eliminate this horrible disease.“We are incredibly grateful to all those who have supported our End in Sight campaign so far, and are pleased to confirm that all donations between 9 October and 9 January will be doubled by the UK government.”  284 total views,  2 views today Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://youtu.be/od1b5o1xWGs[/youtube] 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.last_img read more

Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena Collaborates with UC System to Help Young Club Members

first_img 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena announced this week that it is taking part in a pilot program that will equip its members with resources that will help them get into University of California schools.The partnership, which is between the club and the UC system, will begin with a program that involved three clubs across California — Pasadena, San Francisco and Merced, according to a statement..Pasadena’s club will pair up with the UCLA’s UC Early Academic Outreach Program to provide information on colleges and careers to its members. In return, students in the EAOP program will be granted leadership opportunities and access to the Boys and Girls Club’s facilities.Not only will club members receive support, they’ll also have the chance to meet college students and university faculty during classroom visits, activities and dining halls, according to the media statement.The collaboration between the club and the UC system was announced two years ago to increase enrollment of Californian children into UC schools, said Monica Lozano, chair of the UC Board of Regents in the press release.Lozano noted that UC has already seen gains in terms of enrollment.“This is our largest entering class of Californians, the most diverse ever, and one of our most accomplished academically,” Lozano said in the media statement. “Our collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America will make it possible for more youngsters to get the information and guidance that will prepare them for a UC education.”Lozano went on to say that even though enrollment figures have increased, they still need to improve.“We’re encouraged by the outcomes of our efforts this year, but there’s much more work to be done,” Lozano said. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Giving Back Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena Collaborates with UC System to Help Young Club Members From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7:08 pmlast_img read more

Battling CAF giants hope home advantage can bring change of luck

first_imgEtoile are virtually unbeatable when the 30,000-seat Stade Olympique is packed so the matchday 1 loss to fellow Tunisians CS Sfaxien came as a shock.Enugu, hoping to become the first Nigerian winners of the 16-year-old competition, forced a matchday 2 draw at Sfaxien and will aim to take at least a point away from Sousse.Group CZambian contenders Nkana and Zesco will want to continue a trend of home victories in this section when they host Asante Kotoko of Ghana and Al Hilal of Sudan respectively.Captained by striker Walter Bwalya, Nkana aim to extend a 58-match record of never losing at home in a CAF competition since their 1983 debut.Hilal have appointed Tunisian Nabil al Kouki coach for a third time having sacked his compatriot, Irad Zafouri, after a matchday 2 loss at Nkana this month.Group DBottom-of-the-table Zamalek last won a CAF title 16 years ago and must secure maximum points against Petro in Alexandria to retain a realistic chance of reaching the knockout stage.The White Knights boast an impressive squad with several Egyptian stars, Tunisians Hamdi el Nagguez and Ferjani Sassi and Moroccans Khalid Boutaib and Hamid Ahaddad.But an untypically porous defence conceded four goals away to Gor Mahia of  Kenya, and a last-minute equaliser to surprise group leaders NA Hussein Dey of Algeria.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Raja Casablanca at CAF Confederation Cup.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Misfiring CAF Confederation Cup top group seeds Etoile Sahel, Raja Casablanca and Zamalek will have home advantage Sunday when seeking their first mini-league victories.Etoile have won the African version of the UEFA Europa League twice, Raja are the trophy-holders and Zamalek can boast of nine CAF titles.But the north African trio have not made the expected impact since the four groups kicked off with Raja drawing twice and Etoile and Zamalek collecting just one point each.Raja play fellow Moroccans Renaissance Berkane in Group A on matchday 3, Etoile face in-form Enugu Rangers of Nigeria in Group B and Zamalek meet Petro Atletico of Angola in Group D.Zesco United of Zambia are the exception among the four top seeds having won their Group C opener, but they then lost their first away match.AFP Sport previews the third series of matches as the 16 contenders for eight quarter-finals places begin a hectic schedule of playing on four consecutive Sundays.Group ARecently hired Raja coach Patrice Carteron from France is under pressure as his side have won just one their last five qualifying and group matches, and that was by a solitary goal.The impressive home and away from that took Raja to success in the competition last year has deserted them and their leading scorer in Africa, two-goal Badr Banoun, is a centre-back.Hassania Agadir, the third Moroccan club in the section, host AS Otoho Oyo of Congo Brazzaville needing maximum points to get back into contention for a top-two finish.Group BEnugu are the only unbeaten side left in the Confederation Cup with six victories and two draws as they prepare to tackle Etoile in their Mediterranean fortress of Sousse.last_img read more

Leading seniors selected for England teams

first_img22 Aug 2016 Leading seniors selected for England teams Leading seniors have been selected for the England teams for two forthcoming international championships. The team for the European senior men’s team championship is: Stephen East of Yorkshire, Richard Latham of Lincolnshire (image © Leaderboard Photography), David Nelson of Cheshire, David Niven of Berkshire, Alan Mew of Hampshire, Ian Crowther of Lancashire and the reserve, Mark Stones of Essex. The championship will take place at Diners Golf and Country Club, Slovenia, from 30 August to 3 September. The same team, with the addition of Mark Stones, will contest the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Machynys Peninsula, Wales, from 20-22 September. The players: Stephen East (Moortown) won the Scottish senior championship this season having previously won Spanish, English and Portuguese senior titles.  He also topped the England Golf senior order of merit in his debut year in 2014. Richard Latham (Woodhall Spa) won the English senior championship for the second time this year and is a past winner of the Scottish title. He won the England Golf senior order of merit in 2013. David Nelson (Northenden) was third in the English senior championship, runner-up in the Northern senior qualifying tournament and was 14th in the Senior Amateur Championship. David Niven (Newbury & Crookham) was runner-up in the English senior championship and in the South East Group’s Alan Hobson Trophy. Last year he tied fourth in the Senior Amateur Championship and helped Berks Bucks & Oxon (BB&O) win the Senior County Championship. Alan Mew (Stoneham) was third in the Welsh senior championship, sixth in the Scottish, 12th in the Irish and 19th in the English. He was 16th in the Senior Amateur Championship. Ian Crowther (Royal Lytham & St Annes) tied eighth in the Senior Amateur Championship and 11th in the Northern senior qualifying tournament Mark Stones (Boyce Hill) has had top ten finishes in the English, Irish and Scottish senior championships and was 14th in Wales. The England senior order of merit is used to select the teams with the top four players qualifying automatically for the European team and the top five for the Home Internationals. Two further players are selected for each team.last_img read more