Whizz-Kidz to benefit from first international chest press challenge

first_imgMembers will register their involvement and are then encouraged to get sponsorship for bench-pressing a pre-agreed safe amount of weight on the day, for example the equivalent of a baby African elephant or a London Bus. On the day, weight stations will be set up for club members to carry out their challenge under the supervision and ./guidance of LivingWell health and fitness professionals. This event is also set to highlight the important part weight activity plays in a balanced exercise programme, particularly with women who want to shape up and reduce body fat, with the potential benefit of helping to prevent the onset of osteoporosis in later life.Emma Butler, Communications Officer for the National Osteoporosis Society said: “Weight training is a great bone building exercise for people of all ages. Combined with a healthy balanced diet it can play a major preventative role in the fight against osteoporosis.”To make The Big Push even more fun participants are encouraged to dress up and have themed hours. Participants who raise over £50 will also be entered into a prize draw to win a 28 widescreen TV with Home Theatre Kit (worth £599) donated by Argos Ltd, another corporate supporter of Whizz Kidz. Howard Lake | 26 November 2003 | News Whizz-Kidz to benefit from first international chest press challenge Health club members will be lifting a weight that is equivalent to that of the Eiffel Tower to raise money for children’s mobility charity Whizz-Kidz and the Hilton Foundation Disaster Relief fund in “The Big Push”.Health club chain LivingWell is staging the first international chest press challenge, named “The Big Push”, to raise money for charity and to educate members in the benefits of incorporating resistance activity in their work out.The Big Push will take place on Saturday 6th December 2003 at over 80 LivingWell clubs in the UK, Australia and Brazil, when members and team members take part to lift a combined weight of 10,000,000 kilos – the equivalent weight of the Eiffel Tower. Thousands of members are set to take part in the challenge, which will run from 7am – 7pm, to raise money for the two charities. Advertisement Tagged with: Eventscenter_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Meet George Jetson? Orlando Unveils Plans for First Flying-Car Hub in U.S.

first_imgIn an announcement that drew immediate comparisons to “The Jetsons,” the city of Orlando, Fla., and a German aviation company formally unveiled plans on Wednesday to build the first hub for flying cars in the United States.The 56,000-square-foot transportation hub, shown for the first time in renderings and in a video simulation, resembles an airport terminal. Think Eero Saarinen.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Orlando officials don’t seem to be dissuaded by that uncertainty. On Monday, the City Council approved more than $800,000 in potential tax rebates to Lilium.Buddy Dyer, the city’s longtime mayor, framed the project as a transformational one in a statement on Wednesday.“For this new technology to truly reshape the transportation ecosystem and benefit Orlando residents long-term, it is going to take a true partnership between cities, developers and transportation operators,” Mr. Dyer said. “We have been focused on finding the right partners to be a global leader in the advanced air mobility space.” – Advertisement – The site selected for the transportation hub is in Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile planned community within the city limits that is next to Orlando International Airport. It will require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. The aircraft themselves will also fall under the agency’s oversight.“The F.A.A. is the regulatory authority over all flight activities in the United States, including urban air mobility aircraft,” the F.A.A. said in a statement on Wednesday night. “The agency is in the preliminary stages of working with these applicants and will continue to engage with them as they work to meet certification standards.”Jim Gray, a City Council commissioner whose district includes the site of the planned hub, said on Monday that tax incentives were justified and that the project would create about 140 jobs that paid about $65,000 a year on average.“That’s what we need,” Mr. Gray said during the Council meeting. “We need better-paying jobs. So I think our investment, us priming the pump to help this work with some tax rebates, is absolutely the right thing to do.”Orlando officials noted that the projected salaries would be more than 25 percent higher than the average salary in Orange County, which includes the city. They also said that the tax rebates were not taking away from existing funds.“It also should be emphasized on rebates that’s on value that they’re generating,” Mr. Dyer said on Monday. “We’re rebating money that would not otherwise be there.”In a January 2019 report on the emergence of flying cars, analysts at Morgan Stanley said that “autonomous urban aircraft may no longer be the stuff of comic books.” But they took a longer view on the technology, stating that flying cars would be common by 2040, with the global market projected to be $1.4 trillion to $2.9 trillion by then. The so-called vertiport is scheduled to be completed in 2025 and will enable passengers to bypass Florida’s notoriously congested highways, the city and the hub’s developers contend. But is the ambitious project, intended to introduce Lilium’s flying taxis as a more time-efficient if costlier alternative to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, viable? There is a caveat: The aircraft are still in the developmental phase.- Advertisement – Some officials in Florida couldn’t help but bring up the 1960s animated series “The Jetsons,” in which the father, George Jetson, cruised through the skies in a flying car.“This,” said Jerry L. Demings, Orange County’s mayor, “is truly ‘The Jetsons’ coming to reality in Central Florida’s backyard.” The electric-powered aircraft will be capable of taking off vertically from the ground-based hub and reaching a top speed of 186 miles per hour, according to the Munich-based aviation company Lilium, which is working with the Orlando firm Tavistock Development Company on the project.last_img read more

Galatasaray 1 – 0 Manchester United

first_imgManchester United lost their 100% record in the Champions League this season with defeat at Galatasaray.Striker Burak Yilmaz scored his fifth goal of the group stage early in the second half when he leapt highest to head in from a right-wing corner.The home side created the best chances, with Anders Lindegaard saving from Yilmaz and Hamit Altintop, who also saw a shot rattle the United woodwork.Teenager Nick Powell had United’s best chance when his header struck the bar.With Cluj beating Braga, it was essential for Fatih Terim’s side to secure victory over the three-time European champions.Those two sides have seven points and are both vying for second spot, while United remain on 12 points, having already won the group. With qualification for the last 16 secured and having left several senior players at home, this encounter gave Sir Alex Ferguson the chance to see if the next generation could cope in an intense atmosphere.Of particular interest to some United fans would have been the performance of those competing for a spot in central midfield.Long-serving United pros Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick looked leggy against Norwich in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat, with Ferguson bringing on a 38-year-old – in the form of Paul Scholes – to try to remedy the situation after his side fell behind.Those two sides have seven points and are both vying for second spot, while United remain on 12 points, having already won the group.With qualification for the last 16 secured and having left several senior players at home, this encounter gave Sir Alex Ferguson the chance to see if the next generation could cope in an intense atmosphere. Of particular interest to some United fans would have been the performance of those competing for a spot in central midfield.Long-serving United pros Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick looked leggy against Norwich in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat, with Ferguson bringing on a 38-year-old – in the form of Paul Scholes – to try to remedy the situation after his side fell behind.last_img read more