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NHSBT Blood Donation

NHSBT Blood Donation is responsible for the collection and distribution of blood products within England. Other parts of the United Kingdom are served by the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, the Welsh Blood Service. Blood Donation is part of NHS Blood and Transplant, established as a special health authority in October 2005 and has responsibility for NHSBT Organ Donation and Transplantation. Blood Donation collects at a combination of community-based temporary donation centres and 23 permanent blood donation venues across England, it has been estimated that three units of blood are issued to hospitals within England every minute, it was reported by The Independent in 2016 that Blood Donation and NHS Blood and Transplant collect 1.8 million units of blood each year from 23,000 blood donations sessions across England and North Wales. On May 2nd 2016, responsibility for blood collection in North Wales was passed from Blood Donation to the Welsh Blood Service, making it a national service operating across the whole of Wales.

In 2016, it was announced by NHS Blood and Transplant that blood donors within England would receive a text message when their donation was sent to a hospital for use. In recent years, Blood Donation has launched campaigns aimed at increasing the numbers of Black and Minority Ethnic donors. In 2016 a number of famous landmarks across the world took part in the Missing Type Campaign, in which the letters A, B, O were removed from signage for BAFTA, Abbey Road and Llanfairpwllgwyngyll railway station to highlight the need for the corresponding blood types. In 2017, newspapers reported that Blood Donation had launched an urgent plea for more black blood donors, following a 75% increase in issues of blood with the sub-type Ro between 2014 and 2016

Aimé Leon Dore

Aimé Leon Dore is a fashion and lifestyle brand based in Queens, New York founded in March 2014. Led by founder Teddy Santis, Aimé Leon Dore has their flagship store located on Mulberry Street in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. From its founding, Aimé Leon Dore has collaborated on limited edition capsule collections. In 2015, the brand collaborated with Puma on an update of Puma's classic State sneaker. In 2017, Aimé Leon Dore collaborated with KITH on hoodies, t-shirts, pullover sailing jackets and caps with a nautical theme and anchors, boat paddles, evil eye iconography inspired by Mykonos; the brand has collaborated with the likes of Woolrich, Timberland, New Balance, New Era, Paraboot,Drake's, Porsche. A Bathing Ape Billionaire Boys Club Virgil Abloh OVO Chrome Hearts Dover Street Market KITH Official website What Is Aimé Leon Dore? Marc Richardson, January 7, 2020 The Spirit of 1994 Is Alive and Well in Aimé Leon Dore Jon Caramanica, June 6, 2019 How Aimé Leon Dore Became the Coolest Store in Nolita Emily Farra, May 14, 2019 These Aimé Leon Dore Kicks Will Make Sneakerheads Jealous Jake Woolf, GQ magazine, March 16, 2017 Aimé Leon Dore's New Collection is the Spring Style Upgrade You've Been Looking For Esquire magazine March 10, 2017

Ode to Olivia

"Ode to Olivia" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Stella Parton. It appears on Parton's debut solo album, I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight, released in 1975. Written by Parton and Bob G. Dean, "Ode to Olivia" is a response to the criticism Australian singer Olivia Newton-John was receiving at the time by some artists of the American country music community for not being a "true" country singer; the song contains references to a number of Newton-John songs. "Ode to Olivia" was released by Country Soul Records. The song was, overshadowed by its single's B-side, "I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight", which became Parton's first hit; the early 1970s saw a big controversy in the country music scene over the success of country pop, a subgenre, deemed "not real country" by country tradicionalists. The height of this controversy happened in 1974, when Australian singer Olivia Newton-John won a Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and a Grammy Award Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for her 1973 hit single "Let Me Be There".

Angered for a recognition of this level being given for a non-American singer which wasn't considered country by many purists, a number of members of Nashville music fraternity protested over her winning. This event caused the creation of the short-lived Association of Country Entertainers, dedicated to "preserving and recognising the basic and traditional country singers." Parton composed and released "Ode to Olivia" because she was "embarrassed for all my country cousins and sisters here in town." The singer further expanded her point about the controversy: I was trying to apologise to her... I thought it was embarrassing that they got so irate that they had gone to such trouble... I never will forget I played that song in the studio for Dolly and she said,'Oh Lord, don't let Porter hear that'. I said,'Screw Porter, I don't care what he thinks.'... They just got. Dolly, which aligned herself with the traditionalists approached and supported Newton-John; as a way to thank her, Newton-John recorded a cover version of Dolly's composition "Jolene", included on her 1976 album Come On Over.

To date, Newton-John remains the only non-American singer to win a CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. "Ode to Olivia" is a country song written by Parton and Dean, produced by the latter. Lyrically, it affirms the country music community "ain't got the right" to say Newton-John isn't a "country girl" just because she's not from Tennessee, praises the Australian singer for her uniqueness and for crossing over into country music; the song makes references to Nudie Cohn and six songs recorded by Newton-John: "You Ain't Got the Right", "Country Girl", "Let Me Be There", "Have You Never Been Mellow", "The River's Too Wide" and "I Honestly Love You". Recorded on Country Soul Records and distributed by International Record Distributing Association, "Ode to Olivia" was released as a single in April 1975, with "I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight" as its B-side. After the latter found success on country radios, the sequence was switched for the Australian single release, with "Ode to Olivia" now as the B-side.

In the United Kingdom the song wasn't released in any single, being replaced as the B-side by "Truck Driving Mother". Billboard speculated the song could "fan again flames of controversy of the past." US 7" single"Ode to Olivia" – 3:24 "I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight" – 4:04Australia 7" single"I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight" – 4:04 "Ode to Olivia" – 3:24 Stella Parton – writer, vocals Bob G. Dean – writer, background vocals, drums Vic Jordanbanjo Bennie Kennerson – piano Jack Rossbass Paul Yandell – guitarCredits adapted from the I Want to Hold You in My Dreams Tonight album's liner notes. Ewbank, Olivia: The Biography of Olivia Newton-John, Brown, ISBN 0-749-90984-6Miller, Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton, Omnibus Press, ISBN 1-846-09760-6 "Ode to Olivia" at Discogs "Ode to Olivia" at Spotify

Syed Mir Hassan

Syed Mir Hassan was a scholar of the Qur'an, Hadith and the Arabic language. He was a professor of Arabic at Scotch Mission College in Sialkot and was awarded the title of Shams al-’Ulama’ by the British Crown. Mir Hassan is best known as the teacher of the philosopher-poet Muhammad Iqbal and the poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, he was the paternal uncle of the Pakistani journalist Syed Nazeer Niazi and was affiliated with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's rationalist school of Islamic modernism. Born on 18 April 1844, Mir Hassan belonged to a religious family of Eastern physicians but did not opt for that profession, he refused to take up a career as a traditional prayer leader because he did not want to live on charity. Much to the horror of his family he ended up teaching at a vernacular school run by Christian missionaries. At the age of nineteen he visited Delhi to meet the famous poet Mirza Ghalib, he was a great admirer of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. He had regular correspondence with him, had the opportunity to meet him in person on numerous occasions.

He was a regular visitor of All India Muhammadan Educational Conference. When Sir Syed Ahmed Khan visited Punjab, Syed Mir Hassan was the first to receive him, he used all his influence to spread Aligarh movement in his area. He had a great influence on Sir Muhammad Iqbal. Syed Mir Hasan was "an accomplished scholar with a knowledge of several Islamic languages. Mir Hassan gave Sir Muhammad Iqbal a thorough training in the rich Islamic literary tradition and influence him deeply, it is said that once Iqbal picked up Maulvi Mir Hasan’s shoes as a mark of respect." In 1922, when the British governor of the Punjab proposed to the British Crown that Iqbal be knighted in recognition of his literary achievements, Iqbal asked that Mir Hasan should be awarded a title. When the governor remarked that Mir Hassan had not written any books, Iqbal replied that he, was the book Mir Hasan had produced. Mir Hasan received the title of Shams al-’Ulama’. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Syed Nazeer Niazi Sir Muhammad Iqbal All India Muhammadan Educational Conference Iqbal, an illustrated biography, by Khurram Ali Shafiq.

Danai Raz, by Syed Nazeer Niazi Iqbal Kay Hazoor, by Syed Nazeer Niazi Zinda Rud, by Justice Javid Iqbal Tulip in the Desert: a selection of the poetry of Muhammad Iqbal by Sir Muhammad Iqbal, Mustansir Mir

Richard Loe

Richard Wyllie Loe is a retired All Black prop forward. He is a sports broadcaster on Radio Live and SKY Sport. Loe was born in 1960 in New Zealand, he is married to Felicity. Two of their daughters and Olivia Loe, have represented New Zealand in rowing. A product of Christchurch Boys' High School and its 1st XV captained by Steve Hansen, Loe played for a number of age-grade Canterbury sides. Pursuing a career with the stock agency firm, Pyne Gould Guinness, Loe played for the Glenmark and HSOB clubs, making his senior debut for the former at the age of 17. Loe began his first-class career with Canterbury in 1980, before playing for Marlborough and, for the majority of his career, Waikato from 1985 – 1994, before returning to Canterbury for the 1995 and 1996 seasons. Loe played in France with RC Vichy from 1990–1992. Loe was known as a dirty player and was banned for 6 months for eye gouging in a match against Otago. Loe's international debut came in 1986 at the age of 26 against the French Barbarians.

Loe represented New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup on three occasions. He was part of the 1987 Rugby World Cup victorious All Black squad, playing in two tests versus Italy and Argentina, he played on the All Black team that lost to Australia in the 1991 Rugby World Cup semi-final. He was part of the side that lost the 1995 Rugby World Cup final 12–15 to South Africa in a game where the All Blacks had been favorites, his last test was in 1995, aged 35, he was part of the New Zealand side that beat France 37–12. He played 49 Tests between 1995, as part of a front row that included Sean Fitzpatrick, his test record consisted of 37 wins, 2 draws, 10 losses. In addition, he played 29 non-test matches for the All Blacks, 3 as captain. Throughout his career he received numerous bans for eye gouging and other foul play. Following retirement, Loe became a sports columnist in New Zealand, he does touch line commentary for Sky TV in New Zealand and is an occasional guest on the rugby TV show re-Union. He does a'Farming and Footy' show called On The Field on sport radio station LiveSPORT, replayed on Radio Live the following day.

High School Old Boys RFC Richard Loe at On the Field Radio Show on Bsport