Today is National Lottery Day

first_imgNational Lottery Day is designed to thank those who have played the Lottery and raised £17 billion for good causes, and recognise those who have achieved so much with Lottery funding in their local communities.Today hundreds of organisations and projects across the UK will be opening their doors and holding special events to show people where their National Lottery money has been spent. Over 350 events are taking place, some at well known venues as well as volunteer and community groups using the day to raise awareness of their hard work and effort. The organisers hope that this will help the public learn more about where their Lottery money has gone, and raise awareness of all the achievements made possible by Lottery funding. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Today is National Lottery Daycenter_img Howard Lake | 5 November 2005 | News  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for LI

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A flash flood watch is in effect for Long Island as another storm works its way to the region, possibly bringing widespread rain until Tuesday morning.An approaching warm front Monday could bring “widespread moderate to heavy rainfall,” according to a statement on the Upton-based National Weather Service website. The flood watch is in effect from noon Monday through Tuesday morning.The island could see up to 2 inches of rain throughout the day, which could result in flooding of small streams and rivers along with urban flooding, meteorologists said.“Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop,” the NWS said.The potential for nasty weather comes just three days after 5 inches of rain was dumped on the island during a storm that flooded local roads and highways.last_img read more

Antiqueños urged to stay calm amid ‘meningococcemia’ scare

first_imgDr. Leoncio Abiera Jr. on Jan. 15 urged the public not to panic over the suspected case of meningococcemia. He said the bacterial disease could not just infect anyone. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY It cannot survive in the outsideenvironment for over a minute, he said. Meanwhile, Dr. Luz Resurreccion,Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Specialist at the ASMGH, said meningococcemiausually occurs among children below four years old and to those“immunocompromised” persons because of their low resistance to the bacteria. Abiera said as of Wednesday, around 70persons have already received prophylaxis by a medical team which was sent toBarangay Buhang to conduct health education among the residents in the area.(With a report from PNA/PN) SAN JOSE, Antique – The IntegratedProvincial Health Office (IPHO) urges Antiqueños not to panic over the reporteddeath of a three-year-old boy due to a suspected case of meningococcemia. “The case as for now is justmeningococcemia suspect until the Research Institute for Tropical Medicinecould confirm the result of the blood sample taken from the boy,” Abiera said. “Please don’t panic,” Abiera said,adding meningococcemia is caused by Neisseria meningitis bacteria that can liveharmlessly in the upper respiratory tract of a human being. The boy experienced fever, convulsionand vomiting. His mother brought him to the Angel Salazar Memorial GeneralHospital (ASMGH) around 9 a.m. on Jan. 13. “The mode of transmission of thedisease is droplet,” he added. Abiera said the child, who is fromDumangas, Iloilo, was on vacation with his mother in Antique since Dec. 29,2019.  The boy, however, died around 2:30p.m. of the same day. “For those children who had closecontact with the suspected case, Rifampicin is being given as prophylaxis fortwo days while for adults, one dose of Ciprofloxacin,” Resurreccion added. IPHO Health Officer Dr. Leoncio AbieraJr. on Wednesday appealed for calm, regarding information circulating on socialmedia about the death of a three-year-old boy who was on vacation in BarangayBuhang, Hamtic, Antique. last_img read more