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Terrifying moment bat-wielding thugs attack players at charity cricket match – VIDEO

Terrifying moment bat-wielding thugs attack players at charity cricket match - VIDEO

Thugs could be seen swinging their cricket bats at rival players. Shocking footage of the incident shows a group of players engaged in an animated discussion close to the edge of the pitch, before a topless thug sprints towards them swinging willow. Two more hooligans – one still wearing his pads – are then seen exchanging blows, as the screams of onlookers ring out across the ground.

The violence erupted at the end of a game at Mote Park Cricket Club in Maidstone on Sunday at a chair fundraiser.

Shehzad Akram, who helped with the running of the event, said: “We tried our best for charity and these lunatics just spoiled it.

“At the end of the day, we were having the final match and it was the last couple of overs when some guys came on the pitch and attacked a few of the players.

“I don’t know what the main reason was behind it, but there were some troublemakers in the ground.

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“They started fighting with their bats and hitting people.

“I was far away from it, but by the time I got near, they were still fighting and swearing at each other.”

Mr Akram says police arrived at the ground after the fight broke out at about 7pm.

Paramedics were also called to tend to those who sustained injuries.

On social media on Monday, The Mote Cricket Club said: “The Mote CC would like to distance ourselves from any events that took place at our club yesterday.

“We do not oversee and are not responsible for behaviour of any of those who commercially rent our ground.

“We do not condone these events, and are saddened and disappointed in the organisers and those involved with the incident.”

A Kent Police spokesman told KentOnline: “We were called at around 6.50pm on Sunday regarding a disturbance at a sportsground in Willow Way, Maidstone.

“Officers attended and spoke to those who were present at the scene.

“There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries are continuing into the incident.”

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Sinfield embarks on new marathon in support of MND charity

Sinfield initially ran seven marathons in seven days in December to raise money and increase awareness of motor neurone disease after Rob Burrow was diagnosed with the condition; the former Leeds Rhinos captain will continue his efforts by embarking on another marathon on Wednesday

Last Updated: 06/07/21 1:24pm

Kevin Sinfield (pictured) and Rob Burrow were announced as patrons of the Motor Neurone Disease Association on Wednesday

Kevin Sinfield (pictured) and Rob Burrow were announced as patrons of the Motor Neurone Disease Association on Wednesday

Kevin Sinfield is embarking on a further marathon to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association on the day he and former Leeds Rhinos team-mate Rob Burrow were named patrons of the charity.

Sinfield initially ran seven marathons in seven days in December to raise money to increase awareness of MND, after Burrow was diagnosed with the life-limiting condition 12 months earlier.

Sinfield’s ‘7 in 7’ challenge and the efforts of others inspired by it have now raised almost £3m, the association said.

To mark the seventh day of the seventh month he will set off on another marathon at 7am, starting off in Saddleworth in Greater Manchester.

Sinfield and Burrow have been named patrons of the MND Association in recognition of their efforts.

“It is a huge honour to be invited to become a patron of the MND Association and I am delighted to accept,” Burrow said.

Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days in December in support of Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days in December in support of Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Association

“I have seen first-hand the incredible work the charity does, not just with those living with MND but also their families and loved ones.

“Personally, I would like to thank everyone who has taken part in the countless fundraising activities over the last 18 months to help raise funds to support the MND community and vital research.”

Sinfield added: “I have been so touched by the many stories I have heard from within the MND community and I am committed to continue my support to them for as long as it takes to find a breakthrough.

“For those who knew Rob during his rugby career, he was always an inspiration but he has taken that to a new level to motivate thousands of fundraisers to raise nearly £3m in his name.

“On behalf of all of them, I would like to say a massive thank you to Rob and his family for the encouragement they give us all.”

To support Sinfield’s latest fundraising effort, you can visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sinfield-7-in-7 to donate.

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Ulrika Jonsson hits out at brutal trolling after she posed naked for charity shoot

Ulrika Jonsson hits out at brutal trolling after she posed naked for charity shoot

Swedish star Ulrika Jonsson stripped off to highlight the importance of men’s mental health in a new campaign. However, the star has now spoken out after a troll sent her a brutal message on social media.

Taking to her Instagram stories, the television presenter shared the message she had been sent.

This read: “This has nothing to do with men mental health, this is just another attention seeking person who porn c**p and is responsible if someone gets raped.

“Men are NOT the only one that is guilty of young girls getting raped.

“These stars are just as much guilty because of their part in everything.”(sic)

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She then added: “No flowers were harmed in the making of this.”

Ulrika nominated some of her friends to take on the challenge next.

These included Ore Oduba, Saira Khan, Jenny Stoute, James Cracknell and Richard Bertinet.

Her post sent many of her followers into meltdown as the mum-of-four gained more than 23,000 likes for the post.

As well as this, she was also inundated with plenty of support after posting it.

One fan wrote: “Omg this is EVERYTHING!!! NOT A FILTER IN SIGHT! Thank you beautiful Lady for your realness”(sic)

Another penned: “I’m suddenly crying…I feel seen and normal.

“An unfiltered, middle aged and incredibly beautiful body.”

“You are an amazing woman,” wrote a third follower.

A fourth also penned: “This is awesome Ulrika Ka Ka Ka Ka (shooting stars never die)

“Really good to see you backing a campaign for men’s mental and emotional health.”

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Humble Bundle Abandons Plans To Remove Charity Donation Sliders

The Humble Nindie Bundle from 2015
The Humble Nindie Bundle from 2015 (Image: Nintendo Life)

Update [Fri 7th May, 2021 02:30 BST]: Following an outcry from Humble Bundle users, the digital storefront has decided it will now reinstate sliders and will roll out an updated design in the coming weeks to include sliders that “work exactly as they did” previously. Humble shared the following post on its website:

We recently announced our initial plan for redesigned bundle pages which would no longer include sliders that let customers fully control what percentage of their order went to Humble Bundle, charity and publishers/developers.

We’ve heard everyone loud and clear and apologize for the way these changes were rolled out. We are now taking a moment to pause, collect constructive feedback and be more transparent about the path forward.”

Today, we’ll be turning sliders back on for all customers on our bundle pages while we take more time to review feedback and consider sliders and the importance of customization for purchases on bundle pages in the long term.

In the coming weeks, we’ll roll out the updated design which will include sliders that work exactly as they did previously. Once the new design is live, we will continue to iterate on it, incorporating feedback from the community into its ongoing evolution.

Part of that future development will include exploring different approaches to the sliders and how splits work, along with new ways to incorporate charity into other parts of the user experience.

But we’re committed to sharing our plans and getting feedback from this incredible community beforehand to ensure any changes we make live up to our mission and values. If there’s one thing that’s clearer than ever, it’s how important the feedback is from the Humble community ahead of making big changes.

We’re just as committed to supporting charity as we were when we launched Humble Bundle. Be on the lookout for some updates soon, and thank you for your candid feedback and continued support.


Original article [Sun 25th Apr, 2021 12:45 BST]: Humble Bundle – the digital storefront which has offered bundles for Nintendo platforms in the past – has revealed it’s making some changes to its purchase process. This update will be rolled out in “late” May.

Slider bars will be replaced with toggles (aka pre-set options) which will effectively limit the amount of money customers can now donate to charity – capping donations at 15%. The rest will go to Humble and the publishers.

“Sliders will be replaced by toggles with defined splits that clearly show what amount of your purchase will support Humble, publishers, and charity. The “Extra to Charity” toggle will triple the split for charity to 15%.”

The reasoning behind it is so that Humble can unify the way its Bundles, Store and Humble Choice support charity.

As shown in the screenshot below, publishers will be a lot better off. In the case of a $ 25 purchase, $ 21.25 goes to the publishers, $ 2.50 to Humble and just $ 1.25 to charity. The “Extra Charity” option drops the publisher amount to $ 20, Humble gets the same amount and charity receives $ 3.75. As Destructoid highlights, it’s a 5% or 15% donation to charity.

A look at the new toggle system...
A look at the new toggle system… (Image: Nintendo Life)

You can get the full rundown on the incoming changes over on the Humble Bundle blogsite.

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Humble Bundle Will Begin To Cap Charity Donations Next Month

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Humble Bundle Will Begin To Cap Charity Donations Next Month
The Humble Nindie Bundle from 2015 (Image: Nintendo Life)

Humble Bundle – the digital storefront which has offered bundles for Nintendo platforms in the past – has revealed it’s making some changes to its purchase process. This update will be rolled out in “late” May.

Slider bars will be replaced with toggles (aka pre-set options) which will effectively limit the amount of money customers can now donate to charity – capping donations at 15%. The rest will go to Humble and the publishers.

“Sliders will be replaced by toggles with defined splits that clearly show what amount of your purchase will support Humble, publishers, and charity. The “Extra to Charity” toggle will triple the split for charity to 15%.”

The reasoning behind it is so that Humble can unify the way its Bundles, Store and Humble Choice support charity.

As shown in the screenshot below, publishers will be a lot better off. In the case of a $ 25 purchase, $ 21.25 goes to the publishers, $ 2.50 to Humble and just $ 1.25 to charity. The “Extra Charity” option drops the publisher amount to $ 20, Humble gets the same amount and charity receives $ 3.75. As Destructoid highlights, it’s a 5% or 15% donation to charity.

Humble Bundle Will Begin To Cap Charity Donations Next Month
A look at the new toggle system… (Image: Nintendo Life)

You can get the full rundown on the incoming changes over on the Humble Bundle blogsite.

‘Unbelievable that he’s apologizing’: Poirier quells McGregor row after accusing UFC rival of breaking $500K charity promise

‘Unbelievable that he’s apologizing’: Poirier quells McGregor row after accusing UFC rival of breaking $500K charity promise

UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier has apologized for his ugly public spat with Conor McGregor after accusing the Irishman of reversing a promise to donate $ 500,000 to Poirier’s ‘The Good Fight Foundation’.

“I am very passionate about my charity as you all know. I jumped the gun and took private matters between Conor & my foundation public. My mistake, we live, we learn,” Poirier tweeted on Wednesday. 

“Spreading positivity & doing good is my goal! I feel like I have brought a negative energy and personal opinions into something I am working so hard on that gives people a reason to cheer and smile. I will take this in stride and continue to fight the Good Fight.”     

The UFC announced on Wednesday that a trilogy fight between Poirier and McGregor was official for July 10 and would take place at UFC 264 in front of a full house of fans at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

That came despite McGregor suggesting he would pull out of the bout, accusing Poirier of “smearing” his name by publicly shaming the Dubliner and accusing him of not following through on a charity promise he made before their January rematch.
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Poirier had claimed McGregor and his team had “ghosted” their requests for a payment pledged to the American star’s ‘The Good Fight Foundation’.

The furious Irish former two-weight champion hit back by asserting that Poirier’s team had never sent concrete plans for where the money would end up.

“My team does their due diligence to make sure every donation meets the mark. My generosity is known. You will pay with your brain for this attempt at smearing my name. Shooting a** shelling a** bitch. Little b*tch kicks from a shell. Good luck when you’re caught. You’re f*cked,” a furious McGregor tweeted at Poirier.

After Poirier’s apology, some fans claimed ‘The Diamond’ should not have been the one to blink first in the row. 

“Unbelievable that Dustin is the one apologizing,” tweeted one popular MMA account. 

“You did nothing wrong. This is on Conor and him trying to navigate dealing with his ‘new money’. He wears a million dollar watch and rents a yacht for more than he offered to your charity. He had the money,” added another. 

Some fans defended McGregor, however, with one reply reading: “Who gives a f*ck whether he has the money or not, you don’t just send $ 500K to anyone without knowing what it would be used for. Plenty of non profits use the label to line their own pockets through paid expenses and salaries.”

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The scores are level at 1-1 between the pair after Poirier handed McGregor his first-ever KO defeat inside the cage when they rematched at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi in January.

Sharing the news that the trilogy was official, the official UFC Twitter account wrote: “Let’s settle it in the octagon.”

Poirier passed up a shot at the lightweight title vacated by Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, instead opting for another lucrative payday against McGregor.
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'Trich' sufferer shaves head for charity to raise awareness for the hair pulling disorder

'Trich' sufferer shaves head for charity to raise awareness for the hair pulling disorder

Shariz explained for other trichotillomania sufferers, shaving their head has helped them to beat the disorder.

Symptoms of trich

People with trich feel an intense urge to pull their hair out and they experience growing tension until they do, advises the NHS. After pulling their hair out, they feel a sense of relief.

It adds: “A person may sometimes pull their hair out in response to a stressful situation, or it may be done without really thinking about it.

“Most people with trich pull out hair from their scalp, but some pull out hair from other areas, such as their eyebrows, eyelashes, genital area, beard or moustache.

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Emotional Jack Charlton documentary set to raise £1million for dementia charity

A moving film showing Jack Charlton’s struggle with dementia is on course to raise £1million for charity.

The 1966 World Cup winner’s son John said the £851,515 made so far after the screening of Finding Jack Charlton has been donated to the Alzheimer’s Society. And his family has vowed to continue their support for the cause, and cancer research.

The documentary captured the Leeds football legend in the final months of his life.

John, of Ponteland, Newcastle[1], said: “Everyone who saw the film has said how moved they were by it. There were grown men with a tear in their eye.

“I have had fans from many of his former clubs get in touch.”

The moving documentary is set to raise £1million for charity
The moving documentary is set to raise £1million for charity

The 63-year-old revealed the £851,515 had been donated in Ireland – more than €1million.

In one clip from last week’s BBC show, Jack’s wife of 62 years Pat says to her husband: “They think a lot of you, don’t they, in Ireland?” Clearly confused, he replies: “I have no idea.”

Pat, who met the player when he was a teenager at Elland Road, said later: “It’s a shame because he had some good memories.”

Jack was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2019 and died on July 10 last year, aged 85.

The Mirror has called for Jack to be awarded a posthumous knighthood[2].

References

  1. ^ Newcastle (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Jack to be awarded a posthumous knighthood (www.mirror.co.uk)

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