Today we reveal the three nominees for Friend of the Year in our countdown to the Examiner Community Awards next Thursday at the John Smith’s Stadium. The winner will be announced at the glittering ceremony hosted by ITN newsreader Nina Hossain who comes from Huddersfield. Tomorrow we will let you know who is on the shortlist in our Sports Personality category. Loneliness, isolation and having no-one to turn to for help and support can be a terrible burden. A lady called Sylvia was referred to Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees by her GP as she was undergoing tests for cancer and was very anxious. She was visited by the charity’s client liaison officer Julie Taylor and what she then discovered shocked her ... but also inspired her to help turn this lady’s life around. Julie has been nominated by Judith Churley from the charity, who said: “Julie found a very isolated, frightened and vulnerable lady. Sylvia lived by herself with no family close and had no friends. In … [Read more...] about Examiner Community Awards 2018: Friend of the Year
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Diamanto Evripidou of Cyprus won six medals – including four gold – in rhythmic gymnastics at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia in April. Evripidou won gold in the ball, hoop, individual all-around and team events, took silver in the ribbon and bronze in clubs. These accomplishments have placed the 18-year-old on the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month ballot for April and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from five countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month programme by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes are used to guide the Academy selection committee in choosing the male and female monthly winners, who then become eligible for selection to the prestigious Athlete of the Year … [Read more...] about Evripidou on ballot for April Academy Athlete of the Month
A young volunteer with the Muff branch of the Irish Red Cross has won the Young Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony in Croke Park. Twelve-year-old Sarah McConnellogue was honoured for her tireless work with the branch and her top recruiting skills.She was presented with the award in Dublin by the chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell TD.There was also further success for the Muff branch when Caoimhe McLaughlin won the award for Irish Red Cross Youth Achievement of the Year.Sarah has been a member of the Muff branch for three years. She has completed numerous programmes, including first aid training, and she competes in all Branch first aid training and competitions. Sarah is said to have an ‘impeccable attendance record’ at the branch and has not missed a training night in the last two years. She is always first to volunteer when the branch is helping out at community events and is the first name on the list to attend all youth … [Read more...] about Sarah is Irish Red Cross Young Volunteer of the Year
James Corrigan 18 April 2018 • 2:42pm The champions have been crowned and if one other thing is certain in this Premier League run-in it is that whoever wins player of the year between Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah will face a vicious social media backlash. Perhaps the recipient should pre-empt the fury with that old gag delivered by American comedian Jack Benny when picking up a humanitarian honour. “I really don’t deserve this award,” Benny said, “but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.” Alas, humour gets nobody anywhere when it comes to something so serious as Premier League football, even when – actually, “especially” when – it comes to highly irrelevant aspect of individual recognition in a team sport. Bias... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time … [Read more...] about We do not declare the winner of the 100 metres with 10m still to go, so why name PFA Player of the Year before season is over?
This is the moment 12-year-old Mason Kidd became the youngest ever Cumnock Citizen of the Year. That he had earlier been crowned the town’s Young Citizen of the Year makes it a unique double. Mason and his family were guests of honour in the magnificence of The Tapestry Room at Dumfries House on Friday night. Colin Chisholm, chair of organisers the Keir McTurk Memorial Committee, said: “Mason is the youngest ever recipient of the award and the committee had some sympathy for the other worthy nominations who unfortunately came up against such an outstanding nominee.” Mason carried out 18 acts of kindness in memory of his brother Ross who died aged two of cancer. Ross would have been 18 on December 1 and since March 2017 Mason, who has autism, has taken pizzas to Cumnock fire station, treated Cumnock police to doughnuts, left tennis balls in the park in Cumnock for dog walkers and their pets, and bought teddies for the babies at Ayrshire Maternity Neonatal Unit. … [Read more...] about Youngster becomes town’s youngest ever Citizen of the Year