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100-mile Dorset run set to raise more than £17,000 (and counting) for GWCT

A passion for the “wonderful scenery and biodiversity” of the British countryside enjoyed while indulging his “running obsession” has led Harry Townshend to attempt to run 100 miles of Dorset footpath, in one go, this weekend (10 July). Harry, a renewable energy developer from London whose family live in Dorset, has set himself this remarkable challenge to raise money and draw attention to the work of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). At the time of writing, more than £17,000 has been pledged to Harry’s fundraising effort.

“It’s a simple plan,” said Harry, “I set off at 7am on Saturday, and I don’t stop until I’ve run 100 miles.”

With the help of a committed support team providing water, snacks and company along several stretches of the route, Harry is aiming to complete the distance sometime before 7am the next day (Sunday 11 July). His start and end point is near Abbotsbury on the coast.

Explaining why he is tackling this long-distance run, Harry said: “There are so many different, and sometimes extreme, views on how to conserve our countryside for everyone. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust carries out scientific research and provides advice on land and wildlife management based on data painstakingly gathered over many years in the field. I’m hoping people will donate so that the GWCT can continue their valuable research and keep providing advice on how to boost biodiversity, so that more genuine conservation gets done.”

“We are so grateful to Harry for undertaking this herculean challenge to raise funds for the GWCT,” said Andrew Gilruth, Director of Membership, Marketing & Communications at the charity. “His efforts, and the generosity of those who are supporting him, will enable us to continue our vital research, supporting farmers, gamekeepers and land managers to create a thriving countryside rich in game and other wildlife.”

To support Harry’s fundraising and see the latest online fundraising total, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/harry-townshend

For more about the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust please visit www.gwct.org.uk

Press enquiries: Kate Williams [email protected] 

Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, on Wednesday 7 July, 2021. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/

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Julia Bradbury fires back at claims she's too skinny after bikini pictures raise eyebrows

Many took to the comments section of her post to compliment the star and thank her for the summer hack.

However, others discussed her weight and figure in a more negative manner.

An earlier post showed Julia enjoying a staycation and sunbathing in a black bikini.

Again she received comments on her appearance.

“Julia I have always admired your fabulous figure and fitness. But you look so thin at the moment. I do hope you’re OK and well,” one user wrote.

“Yes I think she needs a good few meals,” another added.

Others warned of the danger of commenting on someone’s weight when you don’t know what’s going on in their life.

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Diabetes type 2 warning: Five fruits that can raise blood sugar levels – worst culprits

She said: “Following a healthy, more plant-based diet (low fibre, low-glycaemic index with only healthy carbs such as wholegrains, pulses, fruit and vegetables) can help with managing type 2 diabetes”.

Dr Brewer also recommends the 100 percent natural diabetes supplement CuraLin to her patients: “If you are being managed by diet and lifestyle, you may benefit from the Ayurvedic herbal remedy, CuraLin (£59) – a blend of 10 traditional medicinal herbs including Bitter Melon, Fenugreek, Amla fruit, Gymnema and Turmeric.”

In addition to eating low GI foods, exercise can help you to keep blood sugar levels under control.

How? “Exercise draws on reserve sugar stored in your muscles and liver. As your body rebuilds these stores, it takes sugar from your blood,” explains the Mayo Clinic.

According to the health body, the more strenuous your workout, the longer your blood sugar will be affected.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
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Kansas City Southern sticks to Canadian National after Canadian Pacific fails to raise bid

Kansas City Southern sticks to Canadian National after Canadian Pacific fails to raise bid© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A freight train of the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railway Company is pictured in Toluca, Mexico October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

(Reuters) -Kansas City Southern on Friday reiterated that Canadian National Railway’s offer was “superior” after Canadian Pacific (NYSE:) Railway refused to raise its bid, moving a step closer to creating the largest ever merger of North American railways by transaction value.

The Canadian rivals have been locked in a takeover battle for the U.S. railroad operator for two months to create the first railway spanning the United States, Mexico and Canada, as they stand to benefit from a recent pick-up in trade.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:) last week accepted Canadian National’s $ 33.6 billion offer, upending a $ 29 billion deal with its competitor Canadian Pacific.

The U.S. railroad on Friday said it paid Canadian Pacific a breakup fee of $ 700 million, which would be reimbursed by Canadian National.

Canadian Pacific said on Friday it was willing to re-engage with Kansas City, hoping that the rival bid would be shot down by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), a regulator that oversees railroad companies.

Canadian National’s deal has recently run into regulatory hurdles, with the STB having denied its motion for approval of a voting trust earlier this week. The U.S. Department of Justice had also said last week that Canadian National’s bid for Kansas City appears to pose greater risks to competition.

Canadian National and Kansas City said they expect to gain all the required regulatory approvals, including that from STB.

Kansas City said the deal is expected to close in the second half of next year, following which its shareholders will own 12.6% of the combined company.

Author: Reuters
This post originally appeared on Stock Market News

Bipartisan U.S. bill to raise merger fees for big deals passes Senate panel

Bipartisan U.S. bill to raise merger fees for big deals passes Senate panel© Reuters. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, U.S., April 27, 2021. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to increase the fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and to give those agencies bigger budgets passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday on a voice vote.

The bill – co-sponsored by Amy Klobuchar, the top antitrust senator, and Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee – would lower the fee for smaller mergers under $ 161.5 million from $ 45,000 to $ 30,000. But for deals worth $ 5 billion or more, the fee would rise from $ 280,000 to $ 2.25 million.

Under the bill, those costs would increase with inflation.

The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department’s Antitrust Division assess mergers to ensure that they comply with antitrust law.

The bill would increase authorizations to each, giving the FTC a budget of $ 418 million while the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division would receive $ 252 million.

In brief remarks before the vote, Klobuchar said the fees had not changed since 2001, and that the Justice Department sued Alphabet (NASDAQ:)’s Google last year while the FTC filed a major antitrust lawsuit against Facebook (NASDAQ:).

“You just cannot take on the biggest companies in the world with duct tape and Band-Aids,” she said.

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, said in comments during a discussion of the bill that he was “quite disappointed by the lax antitrust enforcement we saw in the previous administration.”

He said that he hoped that the FTC and Justice Department would be tougher. “Democrats have historically been more vigorous on antitrust than Republicans, and so perhaps that instinct, which at times can be harmful, will be positively directed towards the monopolists we have in Silicon Valley.”

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Author: Reuters
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Leander man runs 16th Ascension Seton Austin Marathon to raise money for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Author: Andrew Schnitker
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Leander man runs 16th Ascension Seton Austin Marathon

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Any runner will tell you a marathon doesn’t truly start until the final 6.2 miles. The runner’s wall hits back and hits hard after mile 19.

“It’s hallowed ground,” Leander’s Tim Revell said about the closing stretch of a race.

Revell will be running his 16th Ascension Seton Austin Marathon Sunday morning. The father of two boys always looks to his family to provide the spark and rally in the closing stretch of the race.

After all, his family is his inspiration for running.

Timothy Revell, 17, and Andrew Revell, 14, have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a progressive disease that affects children and causes the muscles of the body to deteriorate. Ultimately, Duchenne confines those affected to a wheelchair.

“It’s like death by a thousand paper cuts,” Revell said.

The disease has no cure and is fatal.

Revell’s oldest son, Timothy, was diagnosed when he was 2-years-old. Revell says when they received the diagnosis, the doctor said that they should just go enjoy their life and there wasn’t anything that could be done to stop the awful disease.

That’s when Tim and his wife, Laura, said they weren’t going to take no for an answer.

Revell began running the Austin Marathon as a fundraiser for Duchenne research.

“It’s my dedication to them to try to extend their life and give them quality of life,” Revell said.

In the first year, Revell said they raised $ 15,000 for CureDuchenne, which is “the global leader in research, patient care and innovation for improving and extending the lives of those with Duchenne,” according to the national nonprofit’s website.

From there, the Revell family realized this was their platform and their “opportunity to raise awareness.”

Sixteen years and counting, Revell has run the Austin Marathon to fundraise for CureDuchenne. Five years ago, Texas-based charity The Moody Foundation got involved, announcing a $ 10,000 match for any local Austin Marathon fundraisers that raised $ 10,000 independently.

Every year over the last five years, Revell and his family have raised at least $ 10,000 to earn The Moody Foundation’s match.

Revell has a GoFundMe page for this year’s race.

Now, Revell says the family holds four different local fundraisers and generates over $ 500,000 a year for research. In total, they’ve raised over $ 4 million dollars, which equates to approximately four clinical trials for Duchenne.

Revell says the goal is to have a curative therapy to give these children a normal course of life. In order to get to that goal, it takes running a marathon and finding people who want to make a difference.

“It keeps the story of hope alive. One more day that our boys are alive is one more day that we can find the answer and the cure,” Revell said.

2021 Ascension Seton Austin Half Marathon

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Revell wasn’t even sure if this year’s race was going to happen, but he’s been planning and fundraising like it would.

“I was definitely hopeful and always pretending it was going to happen and never knowing,” Revell said.

There will be some adjustments for this year’s run. Competitors will be running a half marathon instead of the normal 26.2 miles. Participation was cut to around 50% or 6,500 runners.

As part of the adjustments, there also won’t be the normal festivities and celebrations at the finish line.

Whether it was going to be virtual or canceled, Revel said he was going to “run one way or another.”

“It takes perseverance to do the race and it takes perseverance to walk this journey because as a parent it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do…to hear that your child has an illness that is going to rob them of their lives,” Revell said.

When Revell’s sons were younger, he would carry one of them across the finish line. Revell said that for several years he carried both of them across the finish line

No matter the changes, the Revell family will finish this year’s Austin Half Marathon together, fighting to find the cure for Duchenne.

Putin outlines national priorities to restart economy & raise living standards as Russia emerges from Covid crisis

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This post originally appeared on RT Business News

The Russian government took unprecedented measures to support the economy through the coronavirus pandemic, saving five million jobs, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday in his annual address to the Federal Assembly.

According to Putin, the government will continue promoting private investment to support the creation of new jobs. He has instructed the government to develop a program of additional measures to support small and medium-sized businesses. The proposals on “tax incentives, affordable loans, expansion of product sales, including through purchases from large state-owned companies,” should be submitted within a month.

He added that last year’s decision to halve insurance premiums for small and medium-sized enterprises from 30% to 15% is not subject to revision. “To support the creation of new jobs, the government will support and encourage entrepreneurial initiative, stimulate private initiative,” Putin said, adding that the commercial sector’s profits are expected to be at a record high this year, despite all the problems brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
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Keeping inflation in Russia within the established parameters is an “extremely important task,” the president said. “The government and the Central Bank should continue to pursue a responsible financial policy and ensure macroeconomic stability… I proceed from the fact that it will certainly be solved.”

The Russian president added that another major goal for the government is to ensure the growth of real incomes for the population. He urged to focus on “Restoring and guaranteeing its further growth, and achieving tangible changes in the fight against poverty.”
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Among other things, Putin also talked about the need to remove excessive restrictions in the field of foreign exchange controls for non-resource exporters.

“It is necessary to significantly simplify the conditions for the work of non-resource exporters. We need to remove all excessive restrictions in the field of currency controls for these exporters. This is one of the problems. This procedure should start working from July.” He added that all amendments to the legislation should be adopted as quickly as possible during the spring session.

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

'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].


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

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'It's time to raise the curtain' | NYC launching vaccination sites for Broadway workers

“It’s time to raise the curtain and bring Broadway back,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a virtual press conference Thursday.

NEW YORK — New York City is taking steps toward the reopening of the city’s theaters, creating vaccination and testing sites for stage workers in a bid to restore a key part of New York’s draw.

“It’s time to raise the curtain and bring Broadway back,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a virtual press conference Thursday. “The work we have to do now to get the theater community ready to make sure that this extraordinarily wonderful and important industry is good to go for the fall, we’ve got to do that now.”
The mayor said the city will set up dedicated vaccination sites specifically for the theater community and the theater industry. It’ll be staffed by workers from the theater industry. The city also plans for a mobile unit that will serve off-Broadway theaters and pop-up testing sites at or near theaters.
De Blasio said the city needs guidance from the state on issues like whether audiences need to bring proof of vaccination and whether masks be required.
Broadway producers and the union that represents stage actors and stage mangers both reacted positively to the news.
“Vaccination and testing sites for theatre workers are a great step towards recovery and bringing Broadway back,” said a statement from The Broadway League. “Our community has suffered catastrophic losses, and the sooner we can return to share our stories in a safe and secure way, the better our city will be.”
Mary McColl, executive director of Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers, agreed.
“Today’s announcement is an important recognition from the City of New York that a strong theatre industry means a healthy, strong economy,” she said in a statement. “It is clear that we were heard and the city is pushing forward-looking policy changes that will serve the entire theatrical community. We are grateful for the leadership of Mayor de Blasio.”
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Tony Award-winner Actor André De Shields joined de Blasio at the briefing and said, “New York is on its way back, but it will not completely arrive until not only Broadway but all theater across this great city has returned.”
He added, “We’re ready. We’ve stayed in shape. Our voices are strong. All we need is a stage, and from what you’ve shared with us just now you’re going to take care of that.”
Associated Press writer Karen Matthews contributed to this report.