Fundraising shopping site launches

first_img Wisdomhead Ltd has launched, an online shopping site designed to save shoppers money and to raise funds for charitable organisations.The site generates income for charities each time someone shops with one of the hundreds of retailers listed on their site. There is no charge for charities to register and benefit from the site.UK Fundraising asked Ndasi Wilson, CEO of, how it was different to other charity shopping sites. He pointed to the Share and Raise More Menu tools, and the Search and Compare category as distinctive elements of the site. He added that the site had originally been established to raise funds for church groups. Wilson said: “You will notice that we are not affiliated to gambling merchants or the National Lottery because of the ethical stance… which the site represents and [is] committed to promote.” Howard Lake | 7 February 2012 | News Fundraising shopping site launches 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. Tagged with: Digital Trading  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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What Happened to Africa’s Newest Nation?

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Margibians Vex with Senator Cooper

first_imgSen. Cooper: “because we would be in violation of the Act that created the LAA.”Scores of Margibians have expressed disappointment in Margibi County Senator, Oscar Cooper’s opposition to former House Speaker, Emmanuel Nuquay’s confirmation by the Senate as Director General of Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA).Cooper recently wrote the Senate plenary protesting the confirmation of former Margibi District #5 representative, that he is not suitable to occupy the post.Senator Cooper noted that the Act that created the LCAA calls for the director general to have an expertise in civil aviation.Callers on a local radio station in the county said they were disappointed in Cooper’s opposition to Nuquay which they said has the propensity to thwart the county’s post-election reconciliation drive.They noted that the attitude of the senator is highly ungrateful as he was brought to the political limelight through the efforts of Nuquay and other Margibians who thought that he would have made a significant difference.They said if the former speaker should face any opposition, “it shouldn’t come from Cooper who we voted for as our Senator in 2011 because of Nuquay’s influence.”“Regardless whether he is qualified or not, such  divisive politics should not be preached by a Margibian; we should be there for each other, especially when we are no more in political campaign period,” Andrew Saye noted.Samuel Korpu said Nuquay’s appointment is a true manifestation of President Weah’s quest for national reconciliation and it should be welcomed by all Margibians, especially so as the county’s Legislative Caucus is embarking on a reconciliation drive.“It’s disappointing for the Margibi Caucus to be preaching reconciliation and you have a Senator who is opposing a man that he claims to be his kinsman, I think reconciliation in Margibi should go beyond the lip service,” Korpu added.Among those expressing their disenchantment were Margibi Liberty Party Chairman, Albert Sonnie who said the Margibi senator has failed to do justice to his conscience, especially by opposing Nuquay when he [Senator Cooper] sits in the Senate where some nominees who are being confirmed have little or no experience on the job.Meanwhile, a group of concerned women in Margibi comprising mainly of market women has issued a statement commending President George Weah on the appointment of former House Speaker Nuquay whom they described as an industrious son of the county.The women noted that although they did not vote for President Weah, his decision to appoint Nuquay further demonstrates his sincerity for public service and they believe that Nuquay will be an asset in promoting the pro-poor policy.“We want to appreciate President Weah for choosing Nuquay to work in his government and we think it’s the best decision President Weah has taken for the sake of Liberia.“Nuquay is someone we can count on in difficult and happy times and we feel represented in Weah’s government with Nuquay’s presence and we think Liberia with Weah as president is beyond political party interest,” the statement said.Prior to Weah’s inauguration, Nuquay appeared on a local radio station to officially congratulate Weah and called for collective support in helping his government to succeed as the failure of his regime would mean a failure for all Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Golfing first for Soweto high school

first_imgA golf facility has opened at Soweto’s Kwadedangendlale High School – a first for South Africa’s world-famous township. The project is open to the entire community of the suburb of Zola, thanks to the help of some generous sponsors. TrustThe principal of the school, Thomas Mnisi, also gave a few words of gratitude and promised the sponsors that they had not bet on a losing horse.”This day, The Sports Trust has earned the trust of the school because trust is earned and the trust has earned it,” he said. His department intended on working with the trust to sharpen its interventions in developing sport around the country. “The lessons learned will also put us in the right position as we develop and finalise the case of sport.” “The Sports Trust has since its inception been a catalyst for meaningful change in sport and recreation,” he said. The handover at Kwadedangendlale was attended by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who commended the sponsors for developing sports in townships. The school had never obtained anything less than an 80 percent matric pass rate, he added. Mosiane, who is also an administrator at the school, had countless meetings with The Sports Trust and other stakeholders in an effort to get them to consider developing golf in his community. “It is our intention and resolve to draw from The Sports Trust”s expertise and models as we shape and chart a developmental trajectory and transformation landscape for sport and recreation in South Africa and its people.” He says he has been teaching golf for over 10 years now, even though they did not have resources. In all, he teaches some 54 learners from five different schools including Kwadedangendlale High, neighbouring Sivuleleni Primary School and Pace Commercial School.center_img It is the first facility of its kind in Soweto and will be available for the whole community of Zola to use. The project comes after tireless efforts were made by Tebogo Mosiane, a local golfing coach. LeagueNow that they have the right equipment, his next desire is to set up a golfing league where the students can compete against each other. To officially launch the project, Mbalula and three learners made an opening putt, and posed for photographs. The Kwadedangendlale High School Golf Project was handed over at the school on 2 August amid much celebration. The facility, which consists of a putting green and practice nets, was donated by The Sports Trust in partnership with Nedbank and Sun International. Mnisi gave a brief history of the school and explained the meaning of the word “dedangendlale”. It is a Zulu word that loosely translates as “a huge maize field”. For the school, the name was symbolic of teachers planting seeds or feeding the ground so that one day it would produce food to feed nations, he explained. 8 August 2011 Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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How To Deal With People That Annoy You

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The story you tell yourself about other people has an enormous impact on the quality of your life. When you assume something about people, it may or may not be true. But it doesn’t matter, because it often says more about you than the other person.My wife took me to the Hall & Oates concert a few weeks ago. The woman sitting next to me was very excited. She yelled “Whooo!” directly into my ear dozens and dozens of time throughout the night, in a high-pitched, ear drum piercing voice. She recognized that she was not only annoying, but that she was diminishing the quality of my experience. Things were made worse when she stood up to dance and fell into me four or five times. She apologized to me no less than 30 times, each time I told her “No worries.”I decided that she was doing all of this for the attention of her date. She wanted to seem “fun,” and she was afraid that he might not like her as much as she liked him if she didn’t show her wild side. I have no idea if any of this was true; they may have been married for all I know. My story allowed me to do my best to enjoy the rest of the show with my wife.The person that cuts you off while you are driving may be late to an appointment that is so important that missing it would put their future in jeopardy. Or, maybe they have a family member who is ill that they are rushing to help. Whatever the reason, it has nothing to do with you personally.That client that is always in a foul and nasty mood may have low blood sugar. They may be under tremendous stress, and they may be dealing with challenges that are beyond anything they imagined they would have to deal with in their role. They may be going through a messy divorce, or they may have a child failing school. Invariably, their foul mood and negative state of mind has nothing to do with you.You know this to be true, because you have woken up on the wrong side of the bed, and you have been short with people in your life when there was absolutely no reason for you to have done so. You were annoying to those people who couldn’t understand your behavior. Most of us behave badly when under stress of some kind, and the greater the stress, the worse the behavior.The key to not being annoyed is to exercise empathy and to be compassionate. None of another person’s bad behavior has anything to do with you, and if you are going to be upset by people that annoy you, you are going to find yourself in a permanently negative state. Instead, tell yourself a different story about that person’s situation, and eliminate the idea that there is any motive towards you personally.last_img read more

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Comparison: Xiaomi RedMi 1S Vs Android One

first_imgThe Indian budget smartphone market is heating up day by day with ultra affordable, feature rich smartphones flooding a highly lucrative market. Among devices that have created the most splash are Xiaomi’s Mi3 and RedMi 1S, which have been overwhelmingly scarce, and proportionally high in demand. Yesterday, Google announced the first set of Android One devices and the Micromax Canvas A1 was quick to sell out on Amazon India. We’re rounding up the two most talked about device ranges and comparing what’s on offer.RedMi 1S vs Android One…here we go!Computing powerThe new Android One devices for now sport a 1.3Ghz quad core Mediatek processor with 1GB RAM while the RedMi 1S comes with a slightly bumped 1.6GHz quad core Qualcomm processor also coupled with 1GB RAM. Both devices are dual-SIM equipped. Operating system Xiaomi provides users with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with its own MIUI layer on top. Google on the other hand has pushed the latest 4.4 KitKat flavor running on stock to provide a no-frills, high performance experience.DisplayMicromax, Spice and Karbonn have offered 4.5 inch IPS screens in their devices with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels with no additional screen protection while Xiaomi’s offering comes with 4.7 inch 1280 x720P,  scratch resistant Dragontail panel.CameraAndroid One devices sport a 5MP primary camera, with full HD video recording which is offset by the 8MP Exmor R CMOS shooter on the RedMi 1S. While the RedMi has the edge down back, Android One phones trump the RedMi’s 1.6MP front camera with their 2MP shooter.advertisementStorageXiaomi has provided 8GB of inbuilt storage in the RedMi 1S which can be taken to 64GB via microSD. In comparison the Android One devices come with 4GB internal storage and 32GB microSD support. Battery and PricingThe Android One devices we saw yesterday come equipped with a 1700mAh battery and can be purchased in the Rs. 6k-7k range. RedMi 1S packs a 2000mAh battery and can be had (if one manages to) for Rs. 5,999.last_img read more

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Idle No More in Odanak

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Idle No More demonstration was held in the small Abenaki community Odanak, about one and half hours east of Montreal.The members wanted to make a stand and show their solidarity and support to grassroots Aboriginal people across Canada.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has the storylast_img

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NFL Week 9 Playoff Implications A Crucial Week For The Saints And

Week 8 of the NFL season was rough for the Carolina Panthers. On Sunday, they squandered a chance to steal a win against the suddenly vulnerable Seattle Seahawks, losing 13-9 at home. That night, the Saints — Carolina’s only NFC South rival of consequence — routed the Green Bay Packers 44-23. The Panthers’ lead in the NFC South is now so small it actually takes some arithmetic to determine that their 3-4-1 record is superior to the Saints’ 3-4 mark.Going into Week 8, we estimated the Panthers’ playoff probability to be 55 percent.1As a reminder, playoff probabilities for this article are derived from a betting-market-based ranking system that is separate from FiveThirtyEight’s Elo-based playoff probabilities. In the case of the Panthers, the estimates did not differ much, with the Elo rankings giving Carolina a 60 percent chance of making the playoffs. But with our latest simulations, that number has tumbled to 30 percent. Only about half of this drop can be attributed to game outcomes and resulting win-loss-tie records. The remainder of it is due to an update to the rankings (derived from Vegas point spreads), which has widened the gulf between the Panthers and the Saints.But this week, the Panthers have an opportunity to claw back some of their losses. On Thursday night, they host the Saints at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. As you can see in the above charts, the Saints and Panthers each have 32 percentage points of playoff probability riding on this game. This is a remarkably large number at the midpoint of the season.Several factors have combined to make this game a perfect storm of playoff implications. First, the Panthers’ tie game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6 renders the divisional tiebreakers moot, removing a layer of uncertainty from our projections and throwing the playoff implications into starker relief. The NFC South also exists in its own playoff bubble, quarantined from the rest of the NFC (see the NFC chart above — the South is surrounded by a healthy buffer of gray cells). The second-best team from the NFC South is unlikely to contend for one of the two wild card seeds, making playoff probability synonymous with division title probability. With fewer teams with which to exchange playoff probabilities, the amount of each weekly probability “swap” becomes that much larger. And finally, the Panthers and Saints go into Thursday night’s game with near-identical records, thus the winner will emerge with sole possession of the lead in the NFC South.In the AFC, the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens in the North is similar. It’s also a divisional matchup with significant implications for the participating teams, and little to no consequence for the rest of the league.At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Texans. This game features a total playoff swing of 73 percentage points split among 19 NFL teams. More than half the league has a rooting interest in the outcome. As one would expect, AFC teams do better with a Houston loss and NFC teams do better with a Philadelphia loss. Somewhat surprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff hopes only swing by a relatively small amount, despite being in a tight race with the Eagles for the NFC East title. The reason for the relatively low stakes is that a win by the Eagles largely trades division title probability for wild card probability. An Eagles win would drop the Cowboys’ division title chances from 48 percent to 42 percent, but their wild card outlook would increase from 30 percent to 34 percent, resulting in a net playoff loss of only 2 percentage points.The most anticipated game of the week figures to be Sunday’s matchup between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. But in terms of playoff implications, the latest iteration of the Brady-Manning rivalry ranks fairly low. The Broncos are a virtual lock for the playoffs in our simulations. A loss to New England would be but a scratch, dropping their playoff prospects from 99 percent to 98 percent. The stakes are higher for the Patriots but far from make or break. A loss would drop their playoff chances from 79 percent to 73 percent.This game does have a significant impact on the race for the top playoff seed in the AFC. Going into Week 9, the Broncos are the clear favorite, with a 79 percent chance of winning the No. 1 seed. If New England is able to pull off a victory at home, the race opens up considerably. The Broncos’ chances drop to 59 percent, with the benefit largely accruing to the Patriots: The Patriots’ top-seed probability would increase from 9 percent to 21 percent. And because the first tiebreaker used is head-to-head matchups, a win against the Broncos is worth two games to the Patriots.A New England victory would also increase the Colts’ chances from 4 percent to 7 percent. The Colts opened the season with a loss to the Broncos, thus the head-to-head tiebreaker works against them here. The chart below summarizes the anticipated top-seed probabilities under both outcomes of the Denver-New England matchup.Our game summary table features some new columns this week. Each game’s impact to the finer points of playoff seeding is also assessed and summarized. The Ravens-Steelers game has the largest impact on division title probabilities (seeds No. 1 through 4). The Cardinals-Cowboys game is most consequential for which teams qualify for a first-round bye (seeds No. 1 and 2). And as we have already called out, the Broncos-Patriots game has the largest impact on which team gets the top conference playoff seed. NFL Playoff Implications, our weekly guide to what games matter, and whom they matter to, returns for Week 9 of the NFL season. For an explanation of the methodology, see here. The rankings behind these probabilities can be found here, at the co-author’s blog. read more

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People Dudley jumps ship for BDM position with AmaWaterways

first_img Posted by Tags: AmaWaterways, People [People] Dudley jumps ship for BDM position with AmaWaterways << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Neil DudleyCALABASAS, CA — AmaWaterways has appointed Neil Dudley as its new Business Development Manager responsible for Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.Dudley joins the Canadian sales team consisting of Sandra Gardiner, Director National Accounts and BDM for Atlantic Canada and Shauna Carter, BDM for B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.A native of Ontario with over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Dudley brings a wealth of international travel expertise, in depth river cruise knowledge and strong travel industry client relationships, says the cruise line.Most recently Dudley was Director, Business Development – Canada for Scenic Tours & Cruises. His other stints in the travel industry include Sales and Reservations Manager for Boomerang Tours, and Inside Sales with Goway.“What impressed us the most was Neil’s exceptional support of his retail travel partners,” said Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner of AmaWaterways. “We have exciting plans to grow our current fleet of 20 award-winning ships and Neil is going to be a terrific asset as we step up our sales and marketing initiatives in Canada to drive valuable sales leads to our travel partners.”More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Since AmaWaterways’ inception 15 years ago, the leader in river cruising innovation has enjoyed remarkable support from the Canadian travel agent community, she adds, guided by the company’s focus on training and providing fam opportunities.“I am very excited to be joining the AmaFamily,” said Dudley. “I love the challenge of bringing new products to the market and with three new ships launching in 2019 including the revolutionary AmaMagna, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of this next phase of growth for this innovative industry leader.”All AmaWaterways cruises can be booked in Canadian dollars and promotions advertised to the public include port charges in compliance with TICO and OPC regulations.Through Dec. 31, 2017, Canadian residents can benefit from a special $400 Fall Savings per stateroom on all new bookings for 2018 departures. The limited time offer is combinable with most retail and consortium offers as well as Past Passenger Privilege and Onboard Future Cruise Benefit Programs.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in July“Canadians are resilient international travellers. Not only were they early enthusiasts for river cruising but they have remained very loyal repeat guests for AmaWaterways,” said Gardiner. “Our Canadian Resident Offer is one way of saying thank you to our Canadian guests for making 2017 another successful year for AmaWaterways.” Share Monday, December 4, 2017 last_img read more

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