PJ Morton Announces Intimate Keys A Mic Acoustic Tour

first_imgNews Sister duo The Amours will accompany the GRAMMY winner on the roadJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 27, 2019 – 12:45 pm GRAMMY-winning R&B/rock musician PJ Morton has announced his first-ever acoustic tour, which will take him to some of the most intimate venues across the U.S.From April 29 through May 12, the Maroon 5 keyboardist who won his first solo GRAMMY at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for his performance of “How Deep Is Your Love,” will embark on the Keys & A Mic Tour, which is set to stop in cities including New York City, Chicago and Washington. Sister duo The Amours will accompany him on tour.   PJ Morton Announces Intimate Keys & A Mic Acoustic Tour The singer/songwriter, who is currently on tour with Maroon 5, also recently announced that he will be doing a live album recording at the 2019 Essence Festival, where he will perform alongside JoJo, Luke James and others. Tickets go on sale on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. EST. For more information on dates and tickets, visit PJ Morton’s website.Diana Ross Celebrates 75th Birthday With Tour PJ Morton Announces Intimate Acoustic Tour pj-morton-announces-intimate-keys-mic-acoustic-tourcenter_img Email Facebook Twitter last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday March 23 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, March 23, 2019:#1) God Given Talent Show At Villanova HallThe Parish of the Transfiguration’s Youth Group will be hosting a God Given Talent Show from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Villanova Hall. Tickets are $5 each and there will be some great raffle prizes. Refreshments will be served and Smile Train donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Faith Formation and Outreach programs.#2) Train & Toy Show To Shriners AuditoriumThe largest train and toy show in the Northeast is coming to town.Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show stops at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 10am to 4pm.The event features:100+ exhibitors from across the country350+ tables of trains for saleHuge operating modular train layoutsFree modeling seminars and clinicsFree test track and door prize drawingsAccording to the event’s website: “Since 1976, Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show has been the largest traveling model train and toy show to serve the northeastern United States…. Our shows offer free workshops on a variety of topics as well as demonstrations. Our shows also attract dealers from across the country that carry rare and hard to find items not offered in local hobby shops. If you’re interested in the hobby, you won’t find a better place for model railroading than Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show!  Our shows are designed to promote toy trains to even the youngest enthusiast… Any child who comes to the show is admitted FREE!  We want every child to have the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of model trains!”Adult admission costs $10 on Saturday and $9 on Sunday. Children 11 and under are FREE. Parking is FREE. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.#3) Wilmington Middle School Drama Club’s “Seussical The Musical”The Wilmington Middle School Drama Club presents its spring musical, “Seussicial The Musical” on Thursday, March 21, 2019 (7pm); Friday, March 22, 2019 (7pm); and Saturday, March 23, 2019 (1pm) in the Wilmington Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy the story of Horton and some of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Tickets are available at the door. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students (12 and under).#4) Comedy Show To Benefit Shawsheen Tech SeniorsThe Dollie Tremblay Community Fund has organized a comedy show at the Billerica Elks (14 Webb Brook Road, Billerica). Doors open at 6:30pm. The show begins at 7:30pm.The evening will feature four hilarious comedians, including Wilmington’s Steve Bjork, Jason Merrill, Maya Manion, and Mike Hanley.Tickets cost $20. Tables are 10 are available. To purchase tickets, contact Joe at 978-663-3461 or Marie at 978-479-2668. Bring your own snacks and cash for the raffle table. Cash bar.Proceeds to benefit the David M. Dutile “Tools for Students” Scholarships awarded to graduates of the Shawsheen Tech Class of 2019.#5) Dick’s Sporting Goods Shop Event For Wilmington Little League FamiliesDick’s Sporting Goods is offering Wilmington Little League families 20% off throughout the store on Saturday, March 23, 2019 and Sunday, March 24, 2019.  This coupon is valid at the store’s Davners, Saugus, and Salem, NH locations.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”SAVE THE DATE: Huge Train Show Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 23-24In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday June 21 2019

first_imgNOTE: The library’s Touch A Truck event has been POSTPONED to Monday, June 24, 2019 due to the weather.WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, June 21, 2019:#1) Wilmington-Tewksbury Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Tewksbury Splash PadThe Town of Tewksbury is opening a Splash Pad and Outdoor Fitness Court at the Sanders Recreation Area (286 Livingston Street). Town officials and Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce are holding a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at 9:30am. Light refreshments will be served.#2) Wilmington & Tewksbury High School Students To Perform Comedy Shorts“A Caboodle of Comedy” will take place at 7pm at Wilmington High School. The show features high school students from Wilmington and Tewksbury performing well-known comedy shorts, as well as one written by Wilmington High School junior Jessie Daniluik. Tickets cost $7 and can be purchased at the door or ahead of time by contacting act10productions@gmail.com. Some of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.#3) Fornite Frenzy Solos Tournament At LibraryGot a couple Victory Royals under your belt and fancy yourself good at Fortnite? Show off your skills at this tournament run by One Up Games! Friendlies begin at 1:30pm at the Wilmington Library. Register HERE.#4) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington & Tewksbury High School Students To Perform Comedy Shorts On June 21 At WHSIn “Education”Wilmington Residents Invited To Opening Of Tewksbury Splash Pad On June 21In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, June 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Mexico Brutal cartels fight over conflictfree gold revenues

first_img Heroin traffickers linked to the abduction and disappearance of 43 students a year ago are battling over millions of dollars paid by Canadian mining giant Goldcorp to a village in Mexicos southern gold belt, leading to a wave of murders.As a signatory to a Conflict-Free Gold Standard drawn up by the World Gold Council industry group, Goldcorp commits to extracting the precious metal in a manner that does not fuel unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses. But residents of Carrizalillo in the impoverished state of Guerrero say the some $3m (£2m) a year in rent paid by Goldcorp for their land, which the mine is built on, is fuelling a bloody feud between two rival cartels. Village authorities say the company is not doing all it can to protect them.Juan Jesus Canaan, an activist who explores clandestine graves in search of missing people, said the presence of Los Filos mine and the wealth generated by it brings crime and drug addiction. Gold brings bonanza but it also brings other things with it. It brings crime, drug addiction, a lot of things. The villages economy, from this place and others, revolves around the mine, Canaan said.Some homes in Carrizalillo are scarred with bullet holes and broken windows after a series of assaults in the past year, some involving dozens of masked men firing automatic weapons. Authorities describe a struggle between two gangs – Guerreros Unidos and Los Rojos – over the mineral wealth that has split Carrizalillo into two factions, fanning chaos. The Guerreros Unidos gang is the primary suspect in the disappearance and apparent murder of 43 students last year, a case which has drawn international attention and fierce criticism of President Enrique Pena Nietos government.Carrizalillo villagers describe systematic extortion by both cartels. Each side accuses the other of supporting a rival cartel with the alleged backing of different state and federal security forces. At least 26 people have been killed since the feud escalated in mid-2014. Still, villagers welcome the wealth generated by the mine and have negotiated to maximize their benefits. Protests closed the mine for a month last year until Goldcorp agreed to more generous terms.Landholders say that under the May 2014 deal, Goldcorp pays the equivalent of 4oz of gold per hectare in rent to 175 landholders and a communal land fund – an estimated $3m a year at todays prices, which is a small fortune for a village of around 1,000. Goldcorp recognises that its Los Filos is operating in a conflict-affected or high-risk area, but federal police commissioner Enrique Galindo said that Goldcorp has not raised any alarms with police over potential risk at the mine.This mine in particular, I have spoken to the director and the chief of security of the mine. They did not report any risk situations. Those who present them is the community, due to the things we have explained.But the business, the mine, as an income generating area, has not presented, at least not to us as we have not been required, as being in a situation of risk, Galindo said.Some Carrizalillo villagers say they want Goldcorp to fund police and military checkpoints and patrols along the short stretch of road between the heavily guarded mine and the unprotected village, but Goldcorp says it is doing as much as it can.Goldcorps gold mining activities have been certified as conflict-free. Under the standard, companies operating in conflict zones must use their influence to avoid abuses by security forces and make them protect local populations. Closelast_img read more

Trump tries to quell Republican revolt

first_imgUS President Donald Trump departs from Andrews Air Force base in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, DC, US. Photo: AFPPresident Donald Trump hit back at critics within his own party Wednesday, painting them as outliers in what is otherwise a “love fest” between him and Republican lawmakers.A day after Republican senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker described Trump as having a “flagrant disregard” for truth and decency and of “debasing” the nation, the combative president shot back.Trying to forestall a broader party backlash, Trump tweeted that Flake and Corker were resigning because they had “zero chance of being elected,” and insisted his meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill a day earlier had been a resounding success.“The meeting with Republican Senators yesterday, outside of Flake and Corker, was a love fest with standing ovations and great ideas for USA!” he continued.Trump’s allies cheered Flake’s departure as an unbridled victory for their effort to take over the party and a “monumental win for the entire Trump movement.”It “should serve as another warning shot to the failed Republican establishment that backed Flake and others like them that their time is up,” said Andy Surabian, a former Trump White House advisor.Still, while the departure of the two senators may ultimately play to Trump’s advantage, both will remain in Congress for more than a year and will be less likely to fall in line behind the White House on key votes.No room for defectionsTrump had already faced a difficult task of mustering 51 votes to pass tax cuts, an effort that appears to be the glue holding the party together.There are currently 52 Republican senators, so more than one defection would hamper reform efforts, unless Democrats can be brought on board.It is also far from clear that more hardline Republican candidates can beat Democrats in places like Flake’s native Arizona, where Trump campaigned hard in 2016 yet won by less than four percentage points.Many Republicans see Trump’s presidency as the best way to enact long-standing goals like tax reform and cutting the size of government, and the White House has worked hard to keep the rank and file focused on those targets amid rolling scandals and failed attempts to pass legislation.“Working hard on the biggest tax cut in U.S. history. Great support from so many sides. Big winners will be the middle class, business & JOBS,” Trump also tweeted Wednesday.“I’ll tell you what, honestly, the Republicans are very, very well united,” he said.The White House points to the president’s solid approval ratings among Republican voters as evidence that his brand of politics should dominate the party.According to an Economist/YouGov Poll, 84 percent of Republican voters approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president.‘Not a watershed’Against that backdrop many Republicans privately express grave misgivings about Trump’s behavior in office, but remain publicly supportive.“Parties always have their disagreements. Look no further than Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party. That’s just part of party politics,” Senator Steve Daines told AFP.Political science professor Larry Sabato said Flake’s attack on Trump was a “beating” for the president, but is “not going to be a watershed.”“I always tell people JFK’s book ‘Profiles in Courage’ was a very slim volume.”Yet there is no doubt that Flake and Corker’s comments have exposed a simmering battle for the soul of the Republican party.Establishment conservatives—who have managed since 2007 to co-opt waves of populist and nationalist party insurgents—have struggled to retain control since Trump’s election.Senator Marco Rubio admitted the party “is going through a moment of realignment internally.”He cited “an internal debate about what the party is going to be about, what it’s going to represent in the years to come. So is the Democratic Party. And by the way, so is every institution in America.”last_img read more

Kamal slams govt for loss of lives in Chawkbazar fire

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain speaks at a civic condolence meeting organised by his party at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday in memory of those killed in Chawkbazar fire. Photo: UNBJatiya Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain on Tuesday criticised the government for not taking any step in compliance with a High Court order to make the old quarter of the capital safe for people after the Nimtoli fire incident that had claimed lives of 124 people in 2010, reports UNB.“After the Nimtoli fire incident nine years ago, the High Court ordered the government to take steps to make the Old Dhaka safe for people. However, we never saw the government to take any step. We only witnessed its silence. Why is this irresponsibility even after such a court order?” he said.Kamal, also Gano Forum president was speaking at a civic condolence meeting organised by his party at the National Press Club in memory of those killed in Chawkbazar fire on 20 February.He said the country’s 160 million people want answer why such a fire incident took place and why so many innocent people had to lose their lives without committing any crime.At least 69 people were killed and 39 others injured after a devastating fire broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through several nearby tenements at Chawkbazar of Dhaka on 20 February.On 3 June 2010, at least 124 people, including 117 on the spot, were killed in a devastating fire that originated in the Nimtoli area in an electrical transformer explosion.On 10 June that year, the High Court issued a rule asking the authorities to explain as to why they should not be directed to ensure safe and planned development of Old Dhaka and prevent the unauthorised setting up or use of buildings as warehouses and factories and use of flammable or petroleum products.last_img read more

12 more killed in a single day as country reels from growing

first_imgRoad AccidentTwelve people, including six members of a family, were killed in road accidents in five districts on Sunday as the country reels from growing road fatalities since Eid-ul-Azha.Of them, eight were killed in a single incident in Cumilla district.A bus crashed into an auto-rickshaw on Cumilla-Noakhali regional highway at Jamtola in Lalmai upazila of Cumilla at noon, killing at least eight people, including six members of a family.The deceased were identified as Jashim Uddin, 47, a hotel owner, his mother Sakhina Begum, 70, wife Selina Begum, 42, two sons—Shipon, 22, and Hridoy, 18, and daughter Nipu Akter, 13, their hotel staff Saimun Hossain hailing from Nangalkot upazila and auto-rickshaw driver Jamal Hossain, 22, of Laksam upazila in the district.Family’s youngest member Rifat, 8, survived the accident with severe injuries. He was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatment.The bus smashed the CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 12 noon, leaving five passengers of the three-wheeler dead on the spot and four others injured, said Md Badrul Alam Talukdar, officer-in-charge of Lalmai police station.Three of the injured died while undergoing treatment at Baghmara Health Complex.Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Comilla Medical College Hospital morgue.In Dhaka, a man was killed in a road accident at Uttar Badda in the morning.Shahidul Islam, 45, son of late Saidul Islam of Charikumarpara in Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona district, was hit by an unknown vehicle, said inspector Bachchu Mia at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police camp.In Lakshmipur, Ibrahim, son of Abul Khayer of Laxmipur municipality area and an HSC first-year student, was killed as his motorbike fell into a ditch by JB Road in the morning.Md Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said Ibrahim’s family bought the new motorcycle for him on Saturday afternoon although he was not experienced in driving it.He went out with the motorbike in the morning and it fell into the ditch when he lost control over it, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the body and handed it over to the family after a postmortem, the OC added.In Satkhira, a youth – Sagar Hossain, 25, son of Hafi Sardar of Nagarghata village in Patkelghata – was killed in an accident that took place in the district town in the evening.Locals said the deceased along with another youth was riding a motorcycle in the town. At one stage, their motorcycle hit a roadside pillar, leaving the duo critically injured.Being rescued, they were taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors pronounced Sagar dead.Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Satkhira Sadar police station, confirmed the incident saying the body was kept at the hospital for autopsy.In Magura, a farmer – Biplab Majumdar, 45, of Nalia village – was killed in head-on collision between a human-hauler and a motorcycle in Shalikha upazila.Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shalikha police station, said Biplob got tangled between the two vehicles after the collision at Narapati.He was then taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the OC said.Meanwhile, a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Sadar upazila of Kishoreganj around 3:00pm, leaving 19 passengers injured.According to the Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare platform, at least 224 people were killed and 886 others injured in 203 road accidents across the country in 12 days before and after the Eid-ul-Azha.The road accidents took place on different national and regional highways from 6 August to 17 August, according to a report prepared by the organisation.Of the total dead and injured, were 37 drivers, 3 transport workers, 70 women, 22 children, 42 students, 3 journalists, 2 physicians, 8 law enforcers, 3 politicians and 900 others pedestrians.Placing the report at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) in the city, Jatri Kalyan Samity secretary general Mozammel Haque Chowdhury said the number of road crashes and casualties saw a drop during his Eid vacation than that of last year.last_img read more

CrossBorder Energy Ties Strengthen As Trump Promises Trade Overhaul

first_imgThe Trump Administration says it wants to work out its differences with Mexico over paying for a border wall, but the president’s tough talk has still strained relations between the two countries. That’s being watched in Texas, where cross-border energy ties continue to strengthen.The federal Energy Information Administration says the U.S. has exported more and more gasoline to Mexico in recent years, and that trend is likely to continue. For refineries on the Gulf Coast, that’s great news.“Houston has become the de-facto refinery for Mexico,” says Jorge Piñon, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Energy Program at the University of Texas. He says the city’s refineries export close to 500,000 barrels per day of gasoline and clean diesel to Mexico.According to Piñon, refineries in Mexico just haven’t been able to keep up with gasoline demand because of a variety of maintenance and capacity problems, so the country has been importing more from the U.S.But President Trump has promised to re-work cross-border trade, calling the North American Free Trade Agreement a “disaster.”Despite the tensions, Piñon says the new administration probably wants to be careful about shaking up trade when it comes to energy.“If by any chance we strain that relationship, Mexico then turns to buy its gasoline needs from another supplier – guess who’s going to suffer?” Piñon asks. “It’s going to be American jobs.”While “America First” was a big Trump promise, so were “jobs, jobs, jobs”, and here in Texas, some of those jobs depend on healthy ties with Mexico. 00:00 /01:17 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Sharelast_img read more

Party Politics National Edition Ep 39 What Will Trump Do In 2018

first_imgEvan Vucci, Wong Maye-E/APPresident Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to continue to square off in 2018. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /18:34 Trump declares war on former adviser Steve Bannon And finally, Brandon and Jay unpack what 2018 will look like during President Trump’s second year in office. We do a weekly Texas-centered episode too which you can subscribe to on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.   On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus catch you up on what’s been happening in Washington and around the world since the end of 2017:My button is bigger than yours – President Trump comparing nuclear button sizes to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un President Trump dissolves controversial voting commission to look into voter fraudNew York state sues the Feds on tax changes  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Listen Xlast_img read more

FICN amounting to Rs 65 lakh seized in Kolkata 3 held

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a total face value of Rs 6,50,000, a senior officer said on Wednesday. Based on prior information, the officers intercepted three persons namely Nasiruddin Momin, 29, Shahid Sk, 28, and Suman Sarkar, 23, from A.J.C Bose on Tuesday. “FICN amounting to Rs 6,50,000 of total face value, with 325 notes of Rs 2,000 has been seized from his possession,” he said. They will be produced before the court on Wednesday.last_img read more

Police shut busy Staffordshire road due to incident

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice have closed a busy road in East Staffordshire tonight due to an ‘incident’. Horninglow Road in Burton is shut in both directions from Shakespeare Road to Derby Road. Motorists are being asked to seek alternative routes. Police first confirmed they were dealing with the ‘incident’ shortly after 11pm tonight (Tuesday January 22). A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:  “We are currently dealing with an incident on Horninglow Road, Burton-on-Trent, the road is closed from the junction of Shakespeare Road and Derby Road. Please avoid the area where possible.” We have no further information on the incident itself at this stage. Read More   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.last_img read more

Centra has signed up two time Olympian and Commonw

first_imgCentra has signed up two time Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist, Johnny Davis as an ambassador for Centra’s Live Well programme.Over the course of 2017, Johnny will provide hints and tips to aspiring runners, providing the motivation to get them on track before, during and after the Centra Run Together events.Commenting at the launch, event organiser, Johnny Davis said: “Running has proven to be very beneficial for helping people live healthy lifestyles. “Run Together is a concept designed to let people run in pairs and we encourage all levels of runners to join in the fun – to pair up with their partner, son, daughter, a friend or neighbour and help raise money for Action Cancer.“I am proud and excited to be an ambassador for Centra’s Live Well programme and I am looking forward to getting people across Northern Ireland healthy and active.”Centra Run Together will take place at Quayside, Derry, on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 pm.The Centra Run Together series, a Live Well initiative, is sponsored by Deep RiverRock and Müller.David Hearty from Deep RiverRock said: “With social running continuing to grow in popularity across Northern Ireland, these community events will encourage a spectrum of new and seasoned runners to get moving while supporting a good cause. “Deep RiverRock is also passionate about supporting active communities, and proudly brings its ‘Think Straight, HYDRATE’ message to a number of local running events. With these existing synergies, the partnership with Centra and its Live Well programme is a perfect fit for us and we are delighted to be involved.”Cathy Whyte from Müller said: “We’re delighted to sponsor Centra Run Together as part of the Live Well campaign. The inaugural Centra Run Together series saw hundreds of participants in each race and we are looking forward to this year’s series.  With our support, we hope to bring a positive healthy lifestyle message to even more families across Northern Ireland.”All participants will receive a Centra Run Together T-shirt and bespoke medal as well as giveaways at the events.  For further information and details of how to register visit www.centra.co.uk/runtogether or the Centra Facebook page,www.facebook.com/CentraNICENTRA’S FREE FAMILY FUN RUN IN DERRY HELPS RAISE VITAL FUNDS FOR LOCAL CANCER CHARITY was last modified: March 6th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Lucy Evangelista pictured at the launch of Centra Run Together.THE North’s leading convenience retailer Centra has launched its popular series of charity family fun run in Derry for the second year.The Centra Run Together series is designed to feed the recent upsurge in ‘social runners’ across the North of Ireland, encouraging communities to get up and running together, whilst raising vital funds for Action Cancer.Following the success of the inaugural Centra Run Together initiative in 2016, a race will be held again in Derry. This year the events are completely free to enter but participants are encouraged to make a donation to Action Cancer in lieu of an entry fee.They are designed for a variety of participants from walkers, first time runners to those using the 5k course as training for a marathon.Musgrave NI’s head of marketing, Desi Derby, said: “The Centra Run Together series is part of our Live Well initiative, which represents an investment of £1 million and is aimed at helping our customers make healthier choices, addressing the serious health issues associated with today’s society. “We had a great response to our initial Run Together series, with many families running their first 5k together, capturing a great community atmosphere. We’re looking forward to building on this success and raising even more money for Action Cancer.” centraCENTRA’S FREE FAMILY FUN RUN IN DERRY HELPS RAISE VITAL FUNDS FOR LOCAL CANCER CHARITYJOHNNY DAVIDLUCY EVANGELISTAMCE PUBLIC RELATIONS LTRDSINEAD DOYLElast_img read more