Nutrition backs Super League team the Vikings...
AHEAD of the 2012 Super
League season the Vikings have been working hard to secure the best
partners from a number of different industries. The latest of these
partners to be unveiled is Ultimate Sports Nutrition who will be
working closely with the club’s Strength and Conditioning coach
Clive Brewer to ensure the Vikings players reach the ultimate in
fitness levels and at the same time enjoy the benefits of a healthy
lifestyle. Further to this, the USN logo will appear on the new 2012
home and away shirts and pitch side advertising boards at the
Stobart Stadium Halton. USN is an innovative international
brand that has expanded internationally through new product
development and marketing campaigns, priding itself on providing a
range of great tasting high performance products at an affordable
price. USN's involvement in professional sport ranges across multi
sport disciplines and their products help power some of the elite
Rugby players from both codes across the world. Having joined
forces with the Vikings, Karl Bickley Events Manager & Athlete
Liaison for USN (UK) Ltd said:- "USN is proud to become the
official Nutrition partner for Widnes Vikings on their return to
Super League. We will be working closely with the coaching staff to
help maximize the team's performance in training and on the pitch
and implementing our range of products into the player’s daily
performance plans. We were very impressed with the developments at
the Vikings over the close season and look forward to a successful
partnership in 2012 and beyond. Super League has a massive following
and it is great to be associated with the Widnes name and all
involved in its quest to return to the pinnacle of Rugby League in
the UK." Vikings’ Chief Executive Julie Gaskell is
also delighted to have secured the services of yet another high
profile sponsor at the club:- "We are pleased that USN decided
to partner up with us this season, they already have a high profile
in Rugby Union and were looking to get involved in Rugby League.
Already the relationship is building with our performance team and
we are getting some great feedback on the quality of their products
from our players. I am confident that this partnership will grow and
that we both continue to benefit."
Unit Helps Raise Over £28,000
THE Grange and Pyramids
Shopping Centre, Birkenhead helped The Royal British Legion to raise
£28,500 during the Poppy Appeal thanks to a dedicate Unit at the
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Moira McLaughlin, officially opened
the Unit on Saturday morning, which was located within the centre
for the duration of the appeal. The impressive total banked so far
is £28,500, but is expected to rise following the weekends
The Mayor said:- "I am extremely pleased that The Grange and
Pyramids were able to work with The Royal British Legion to organise
the unit so quickly. The Royal British Legion celebrates its 90th
year this year and it is fantastic to see the fundraising going so
The Mayor was joined by Lance Corporal Alan Redford MC and Rh Frank
Field MP of Birkenhead, to mark the opening of the Poppy Appeal
Derek Millar Commercial Director of the Grange and Pyramids Shopping
Centre:- "The Royal British Legion work extremely hard to
support thousands of serving and ex-service men and women, we were
honoured to be able to provide a free home for the Poppy Appeal
Unit. Hopefully the base provided the charity with even more
exposure and helped raise additional money for their work."
SECURITY TIPS ON
THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS
THIS is the time of year
when life becomes even more hectic than usual the nearer we get to
Christmas. There are so many calls on our time, that we may become
lax with our security. Sefton Home Watch has given these handy
reminders, to hopefully, keep ourselves and our property safe this
SECURITY FOR YOUR CAR:-
► Ensure all doors and windows are closed
and the car locked before it is left unattended.
► Stop and put all items out of sight
before you arrive at your destination. Sat Navs, sunglasses, lap
tops, mobile phones even plastic bags can be a reason for your car
to be targeted if left on display.
► Be aware of people around you when you
return with your shopping, if you are going to put the parcels or
bags in the car and leave the vehicle unattended, while you continue
shopping or for any other reason.
SHOPS, SUPERMARKETS AND RESTAURANTS
► Always be aware of keeping your wallets,
purses and handbags safe.
► Gentlemen it is a good idea to keep
wallets in pockets inside jackets, not in trouser pockets.
► Ladies for a small cost you can buy
purse bells from your local Home Watch to attach to your purse. The
bells will warn you if anyone tries to take the purse out of your
► Keep your handbag with you at all times.
Avoid putting it in your supermarket trolley, or putting it on the
floor if you are trying on clothes or enjoying a meal in a
► Only take out the credit card you need
leave the rest at home.
► Where there are large crowds there could
be pickpockets. Try to avoid having all your money in one place on
your person or in your wallet or handbag.
► Put house and car keys in a safe pocket
not in your handbag. If your handbag is stolen your house and car
are at risk of being targeted.
puppies in training like Freddie by collecting your stamps for
WITH recycling being an
important subject these days Canine Partners is launching their
official Canine Partners Stamp Appeal across the country. The
Charity is working with a stamp dealer who operates with various
charities to turn your stamps into much-needed funds.
With Christmas approaching, it is the perfect time for individuals,
businesses and schoolchildren to start collecting stamps so that
Canine Partners can turn them into funds to help train more canine
partners for people with disabilities. So remember to keep all the
stamps from the Christmas cards you receive! Just £5000 raised will
cover the cost of a puppy’s first year of training.
All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper. You need to leave
no more than a 5mm single thickness border around them, and the
perforations should not be damaged. Any commemorative or special
stamps should be sent, or handed over, separately.
Collected stamps can be dropped off at one of the Charity’s 12 puppy
satellite centres, including their training centre in Heyshott, near
Midhurst in West Sussex.
The satellites are situated in:-
Isle of Wight.
Alternatively you can send the stamps direct to the address below,
and the money raised will go straight into the Canine Partners
Canine Partners Stamp Appeal
PO Box 638
NB:- Please ensure the correct
postage is paid when you send them. For further information please
people signed up to Digital Champions
MORE than 1,000 people have
already signed up to a major campaign to get more residents online
in Liverpool. Go On it’s Liverpool, which is backed by Liverpool
City Council, Liverpool Vision, Unionlearn (the TUC scheme which
encourages members to improve their skills), Race Online and UK
Online; has been launched because an estimated 100,000 people in the
city have never used the internet... The aim is to recruit a total
of 5,000 Digital Champions who will give up there time to get an
extra 25,000 people in the city online by March 2012. The landmark
1,000 comes as the government’s internet tsar Martha Lane Fox visits
the city on Wednesday, 16 November to mark International Women’s
The founder of lastminute.com; who
leads the national Race Online campaign to encourage people to use
the world wide web, is in Liverpool to highlight the role digital
can play in building women’s economic opportunities and skills.
Councillor Nick Small, cabinet
member for employment, enterprise and skills, said:- "It is
fantastic news that so many people have already signed up to become
Digital Champions and help others to get online. Being computer and
internet literate gives people a huge advantage when competing for
jobs and is vitally important. Using the web is crucial to so many
things in modern life and is only going to become more important in
the future. It’s great that Martha Lane Fox is visiting the city to
see our progress, and also inspire the next generation of women
entrepreneurs on International Women’s Enterprise Day."
During her day in Liverpool, Martha Lane Fox will:-
► Meet city leaders to discuss how
Liverpool can make the most of the opportunities provided by the Go
On it’s Liverpool campaign
► Visit WICED; the Women’s International
Centre for Economic Development on St James Street in L1 – to meet
local female entrepreneurs and discuss how the internet can be used
as a tool for enterprise. The event will include a contribution from
Michelle Helsby, MD of Evolve Productions, who set up her own
business and has volunteered as a digital champion
► Meet women at Blackburne House who are
being supported to get online for the first time as well as people
who completed IT courses last year and are now volunteering digital
► Launch a ‘community reporter’
programme at Toxteth TV which aims to give local people a voice.
► Visit Granby and Toxteth Development
Trust to talk to local people about how using the centre for IT
training has improved their lives, and meet Liverpool’s Super
Digital Champion Tara Jussa who is working with community groups to
make the project a success.
For more information about Go On it’s Liverpool, and to sign up as a
digital champion, visit:-
For a full list of events as part of the campaign visit:-
You can also find the campaign on Facebook by searching for Go On