BISS launches Great Mince Pie Party

first_img Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BISS launches Great Mince Pie Party Ferry company Red Funnel has supported the launch of The Great Mince Pie Party to raise funds for The British & International Sailors’ Society (BISS). The campaign was launched by Alina Jenkins, former weather presenter at South Today. The ferry company’s support includes giant graphics on the bow of the Red Eagle.The Great Mince Pie Party gets underway today on board the Red Eagle to the Isle of Wight.As well as the bow door graphics, the Red Eagle, which sails between Cowes and Southampton, will feature bunting and balloons in its salon, to create “a wonderful party atmosphere”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img BISS hope that The Great Mince Pie Party will not only raise funds but also raise awareness of the needs of seafarers during the festive season. “We want people to become aware of this largely invisible group of people, called seafarers, who ply the world’s oceans transporting everything from fairy lights and electronic goods, to oil and gas for our comforts. The simple Mince Pie is symbolic of Christmas and the part the seafarers play in our daily lives,” said Jan Webber, Head of Fundraising.BISS is asking companies, organisations, churches and clubs to take part in The Great Mince Pie Party during December. Guests at a mince pie party can be asked to give a small donation of £1 or £2 to help towards the work of the charity. The charity is offering balloons, bunting and posters to support fundraising parties.Tom Docherty, MD of Red Funnel Ferries said: “We will be giving 10p for every mince pie sold on our three Ferries, five Red Jets and in the cafes in the Terminals during the December period. We hope that our support will encourage others to take up the baton and run their own Mince Pie Party and help seafarers who are separated from their loves ones for weeks if not months at a time.” Howard Lake | 7 December 2006 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday January 15.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed Silence?A. Wes AndersonB. Roman PolanskiC. Martin Scorsese Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickSilence Linkedincenter_img Facebook Previous articleWoman taped dogs mouth shut as she didn’t have a muzzleNext articleTeenager sent to detention centre after attacking Limerick care staff Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – January 11, 2017 733 last_img read more

Production Season

first_imgDue to losses suffered during the last growing season and new tariffs, Georgia farmers are facing a sense of uncertainty surrounding the upcoming production season, according to University of Georgia agricultural economist Adam Rabinowitz.Just four months removed from Hurricane Michael — the devastating October storm that contributed to more than $2 billion in agricultural-related damage — farmers are unsure of how to proceed. Crop insurance does not fully cover those losses.Farmers are also unsettled about the current tariffs and how they will impact commodity prices that are already extremely low.“We had the market facilitation program last year to cover some of those losses that were a result of trade and (U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) Sonny Perdue has said he doesn’t want to do that again this year,” said Rabinowitz, an assistant professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “If those tariffs do not get removed, then there’s questions on what’s going to happen in terms of prices and indications are there will not be any other type of government support.”The growing season is just around the corner for Georgia row crop farmers who are trying to figure out what to plant and how much.Corn producers usually begin planting their crop in late March and early April. Rabinowitz believes Georgia’s corn acreage could increase this year depending on the future of soybean exports to China. Prices remain at $4 per bushel, though Rabinowitz believes an increase to $4.50 is likely.Cotton prices are 71 cents per pound, far below the 93 cents per pound farmers received last June. Georgia producers planted 1.45 million acres in 2018, an increase from the 1.28 million acres in 2017. If cotton prices continue to drop, farmers may shift some of those acres to peanuts.However, Rabinowitz believes peanut farmers need to continue to reduce peanut acreage if prices are going to improve. Georgia produced 628,000 acres last year, down from 714,168 acres in 2017. Another 5 to 10 percent reduction in peanut acres would start to move prices favorably for farmers, he said.Peanut prices range between $400 and $430 per ton depending on peanut type.“There’s certainly hope for higher prices, but it doesn’t look like there will be on the row crop side. There may be a little bit of an increase on corn, but the fact that we’re going to see increased acreage in the U.S. just because prices have gone up a little means that, overall, it’s not going to be that impactful,” Rabinowitz said.More discouraging news for farmers is that, while prices remain low, input costs are rising.“We’re seeing some increases on fertilizer costs, machinery, labor, interest rates. They’ve all gone up a little bit,” Rabinowitz said. “Diesel prices have come down, so that certainly helps.”Land values remain stable, with a small decrease on the cost of irrigated land rent. This is good news for farmers who need equity when they apply for this year’s loans.For a copy of this year’s Enterprise Budgets and Crop Comparison Tool put together by Rabinowitz and other economists in the UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, see read more