Virgin Money Giving raises £10m in first six months

first_imgVirgin Money Giving raises £10m in first six months Howard Lake | 27 April 2010 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Online donations service Virgin Money Giving has raised over £10 million for charity in the six months since it launched on 14 October 2009.Virginmoneygiving.com is the official sponsorship website of last weekend’s Virgin London Marathon, together with the Royal Parks Half Marathon and Sony ‘Run to the Beat’. The site was used by 437 fundraising teams running together, as well as by individual runners. A popular donation was £1 per mile, or a total of £26.20, selected by over 13,000 people. That alone generated £340,600, or £429,854.50 with Gift Aid added.Unlike other online fundraising services, Virgin Money Giving (virginmoneygiving.com) is a not-for-profit business. That means its fees to charities are as low as possible so more money reaches good causes.Jo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving, which operates on a not-for-profit business model said: “We launched Virgin Money Giving as a result of Virgin Money’s London Marathon sponsorship. We realised there was a better, more efficient way for people to raise money online with a not-for-profit business model which is unique in online fundraising”. The company estimates that its not-for-profit approach “means over £500,000 extra has already reached charities compared to if the money was donated through other leading online fundraising services”.www.virginmoneygiving.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events London marathon Research / statisticslast_img read more

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Shock at beating death of executive who filmed police violence with mobile phone

first_img News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News January 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shock at beating death of executive who filmed police violence with mobile phone News to go further Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way a construction company executive, Wei Wenhua, was beaten to death by municipal law enforcement officers known as “chengguan” in Tianmen, in the province of Hubei, on 7 January when he used his mobile phone camera to film them in a violent clash with protesters.“We are horrified by the readiness of the local authorities to trample on the freedom of information and expression,” the press freedom organisation said. “There was no justification for this behaviour. Wei is the first ‘citizen journalist’ to die in China because of what he was trying to film. He was beaten to death for doing something which is becoming more and more common and which was a way to expose law enforcement officers who keep on overstepping the limits.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This tragedy shows how the Chinese authority flout freedom of expression every day. They go after anyone who might be ready to report something that is newsworthy. We will ensure that this news item gets reported.”His family and the state news agency Xinhua said Wei, 43, filmed a group of about 50 “chengguan” in the process of dispersing demonstrators who were protesting against waste-dumping in their neighbourhood. When the “chengguan” realised they were being filmed, they attacked and beat Wei for several minutes before calling an ambulance. He died on the way to hospital. Witnesses said five other people were hospitalised.Tainmen deputy mayor Wang Faliang admitted at a news conference yesterday that the “chengguan” were responsible for Wei’s death and said 50 people had been assigned to investigate the case. Twenty-four “chengguan” were arrested and charged and four are still being held.According to an official report, the investigators recovered Wei’s mobile phone but the video he shot had been deleted.An attempt to redefine the role of the “chengguan” was already under way in measures that took effect on 1 January, as this was not the first time their violent behaviour has embarrassed the authorities. According to the US-based news website Boxun, they often inflict injuries when dispersing demonstrators and were responsible for three deaths in 2007.More information : – local press review – an example of police brutality in China June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the way a construction company executive, Wei Wenhua, was beaten to death by municipal law enforcement officers known as “chengguan” in Tianmen, in the province of Hubei, on 7 January when he used his mobile phone camera to film them in a violent clash with protesters. Follow the news on China Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Councillors criticised for ‘defending drunk driving’

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardaí to teach lesson on dangers of scramblersNext articleWake up to The Snail and The Whale Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsAppcenter_img COUNCILLORS have been blasted for “defending drunk driving” by local election candidate Trevor McCarthy.The Social Democrat hopeful for Cappamore-Kilmallock district, made the comments after councillors criticised the introduction of new road traffic legislation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I’m not sure what doors they have been knocking on. Not once have drink driving limits been mentioned to me. Not once, and we have canvassed the majority of Cappamore-Kilmallock at this stage. What has been mentioned is the lack of housing, lack of public transport, lack of resources for Gardaí, lack of supports for children with ASD. These are all issues which the council has failed to address over the past five years,” he told the Limerick Post.He is urging his fellow candidates to focus on providing public transport for rural communities, rather than legitimising dangerous driving.“We could have more bus and rail links or supports for rural taxi drivers. When it comes to rural nightlife, we should be trying demand-responsive transport – where bus routes are flexible depending on who needs to go where. I’m not hearing our local councillors talking about any of this. Instead, they bend over backwards defending drunk driving,” he said.With statistics released by the CSO in December 2018 showing that Limerick had the highest drink driving rates in the country, Mr McCarthy described these statements by councillors as “dangerous and irresponsible”. Email Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement NewsPoliticsCouncillors criticised for ‘defending drunk driving’By Alan Jacques – May 19, 2019 374 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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€1million set aside to implement new image

first_imgPrint WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival News€1million set aside to implement new imageBy David Raleigh – January 25, 2020 299 WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Ruairí McKiernan of Narrative 4Next articleCiara ditches the mind games on 1000 kilometre run David Raleigh LSAD Graphic Design students and staff with M&C Saatchi designers at a workshop on the new Limerick brand.Photo: Alan PlaceLIMERICK City and County Council is spending an estimated €1million on its new brand for Limerick.The work is being carried by global destination branding company M&C Saatchi which has been responsible for creating new brands for Malaysia, New Zealand, Abu Dhabi and Georgia in the US as well as several other cities and states.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A Council spokesman told the Limerick Post that the contract was awarded to M&C Saatchi following a public competition conducted through the  e-tenders process.They were chosen to create a new brand for Limerick as their tender submission was deemed the most economically advantageous. This Design and Creation of Brand Identity phase cost €70,000.”Following a second e-tenders competition, a budget of €400,000 was set aside for M&C Saatchi along with “a range of local creative production partners around the creation of assets for the brand implementation and rollout”.“A media buying campaign to get Limerick’s message out both nationally and internationally across local, national and international media and digital platforms has a budget of €300,000.“The contract was awarded to Dublin-based advertising agency Core after a third eTenders competition.“The Council has established a pillar structure where it will work with local organisations and businesses to activate the brand across Limerick city and county,” the spokesman explained.Former TV3 journalist Laura Ryan, who now heads the council’s marketing and communications department, said a huge amount of work had gone into the project.“The brief was to position Limerick as a destination for inward investment, tourism growth and education, as well as the re-location place of choice for those wishing to get a better work-life balance.“It has been an exhaustive but incredibly enjoyable process that has involved a lot of research, conversations with people and organisations right across the city and county so that we could arrive at a brand position that reflects where we are and what we want to achieve.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Concern over plans to build more houses at Letterkenny estate

first_img By News Highland – July 17, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Serious concern has been raised over proposals to build up an additional 30 houses and 20 apartments near Gort na Greine estate in Letterkenny.The area has been subject to frequent water outages and while some work to remedy the situation has already taken place, the service remains unreliable.There are fears among residents that plans to build more houses could add to the problem further unless major improvements are carried out to the water supply.Resident Thomas O’Daimhin says he and others are totally opposed to the plans until the supply is brought up to spec:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/lkwghghgfhfater1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Concern over plans to build more houses at Letterkenny estate RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img WhatsApp Previous articleWater outage strikes Falcarragh & Gortahork yet againNext articleMinister & HSE challenged over chronic delays in Donegal home help News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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Three police officers shot responding to 911 call at Texas home

first_imgcarlballou/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Three officers were shot and a man was in a standoff with police following a 911 call about a domestic disturbance in a suburb of Austin, Texas, authorities said.Three people related to the suspect were being held hostage inside the house in Cedar Park hours after the shooting, Mike Harmon, interim police chief for the Cedar Park Police Department, said at a press briefing Sunday night.The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. local time, officials said. A man in his mid-20s had kicked down the door of his mother’s home and was “acting very aggressive,” Harmon said.Responding officers were met with gunfire inside the house, he said. They returned gunfire, and it is unknown if the suspect was hit, Harmon said.Following the shooting, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home with three family members, including his mother and a juvenile, officials said. The age of the third family member was unknown at the time of the press briefing.Negotiators were in talks with the suspect to “bring this to a peaceful resolution,” Harmon said.“We do have a message for the suspect inside, and please take this to heart,” the police chief said. “We want to end this peacefully for everybody involved. For the suspect inside, for the hostages that are inside, for the officers that are on the scene, for everybody.”“So please, if you’re listening to this, please come out and surrender yourself peacefully so we can resolve this situation tonight,” he added.The Cedar Park Police Department has responded to the residence in the past, according to Harmon. The suspect has “some mental health issues,” he said, but did not elaborate beyond that.The three unidentified officers who were shot were rushed to an area hospital in stable condition while the suspect remained barricaded inside the house, the Cedar Park Police tweeted earlier Sunday evening. They had non-life-threatening injuries and were in stable condition, Harmon said.Residents of the town were urged to stay indoors as the suspect remained inside the house.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shared his condolences for the injured officers.“Our hearts are with the police officers who were injured while protecting the Cedar Park community this afternoon,” he said in a statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Acantharian cysts: high flux occurrence in the bathypelagic zone of the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean

first_imgThe abundance and flux of acantharian cysts were recorded for a period of 12 months from December 2012 to 2013 in a sediment trap deployed at 1500 m in the north-eastern Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean. Acantharia (radiolarian protists) are found globally, have very dense celestite skeletons, and form cysts which can sink rapidly through the water column. However, they are highly soluble in seawater and have rarely been found to contribute significantly to fluxes of particulate organic carbon (POC) in mesopelagic or bathypelagic zones. We measured fluxes of acantharian cysts of up to 2706 ind. m−2 day−1, which we estimate to drive a POC flux of 5.1 mg C m−2 day−1. These acantharian cyst fluxes are unprecedented in the literature, and accounted for 17% of the annual POC flux at this site (0.5–26.0%). The high fluxes of acantharian cysts (and associated high POC fluxes) measured highlight the pressing need for further research into the life cycles of Acantharia to understand what drives the mass flux of their cysts, and to determine the contribution of Acantharia to the biological carbon pump.last_img read more

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SW estate agency launches ‘one of a kind’ partnership with mortgage giant

first_imgA leading SW estate agency has partnered with the region’s Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) network to create a ‘one of a kind’ proposition to help builders in the region take advantage of the boom in Help to Buy.Exeter-based Complete Property’s Managing Director Jade Boyles-White says that call-centre based mortgage providers who just ‘plug in the figures’ often don’t understand how Help to Buy works.This includes the subtleties of how developers operate, the calculations that underpin the lending or how to quiz buyers correctly about their finances.“Most new-build lenders in the market tend to be spreadsheet-driven and when the computer says no, the sale falls through. I thought that we could come up with a better solution and marry our newbuild knowledge with MAB’s expertise.“That means qualifying customers better, keeping developers in the loop, and being able to offer buyers a ‘whole of market’ mortgage range, which is one of MAB’s unique selling points.Mortgage gapsBoyles-White says that she found a surprisingly large number of ‘gaps’ in the mortgage proposition offered by other financial services groups and that Complete and MAB have exploited this to help developers get more first time buyers across the line to completion.David Clewer, who is Head of New Homes at MAB South West, says the secret has been to work closely with Complete to educate developers’ teams both at sales meetings and on-site to better inform them about how to help first time buyers navigate Help to Buy.“As far as I’m aware no partnership exists like this in the UK where an estate agency and mortgage provider are working so closely together to help new homes developers.” April 24, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » SW estate agency launches ‘one of a kind’ partnership with mortgage giant previous nextLand & New HomesSW estate agency launches ‘one of a kind’ partnership with mortgage giantComplete Property says its unusual tie-up with MAB in the SW is helping new homes builders get more Help to Buy sales ‘across the line’.Nigel Lewis24th April 201901,015 Viewslast_img read more

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Australia and China participate in ASEAN maritime exercise

first_img View post tag: PLA Navy May 3, 2016 View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article Australia and China have joined 16 other ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) nations participating in an ASEAN-hosted exercise.The regional maritime security and counter-terrorism exercise is being held in Brunei and Singapore from May 2 – 12, 2016.Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne said Australian Special Forces; Navy ships HMAS Anzac and HMAS Bathurst; and headquarters staff will rehearse their responses to a maritime terrorism scenario during the exercise.The Chinese PLA Navy is participating in the exercise with the missile destroyer Lanzhou from the PLA’s South Sea Fleet, China Daily reported.Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Australia recently agreed to step up maritime cooperation in the South China Sea after China announced plans to build an outpost in the Scarborough Shoal.China’s construction of artificial islands in disputed areas of the South China Sea has heightened tensions in the region. By participating in the exercise Beijing hopes to broaden cooperation and understanding with other ASEAN countries ahead of an international court ruling regarding Chinese territorial claims.The Philippines is awaiting the ruling that challenges Chinese claims to almost all of the South China Sea. While the ruling is expected to be made within weeks, China has clearly stated it would neither accept the decision nor take part in the process in any way.center_img View post tag: ASEAN Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia and China participate in ASEAN maritime exercise ahead of South China Sea ruling Australia and China participate in ASEAN maritime exercise ahead of South China Sea rulinglast_img read more

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WPA Music in the Park Series begins July 8

first_img ×Music slated for Washington Park Music slated for Washington Park JERSEY CITY — On Saturday, July 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., the Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc. (WPA) will hold an enchanting evening of local music and entertainment as part of this summer’s WPA Music in the Park Series. For the second year in a row, The WPA Music in the Park Series will be filling several nights this summer with fun and entertainment for our entire community to enjoy. Bring the family and a blanket. The event is set to take place in Section 1 of Washington Park, at the Gazebo, adjacent to North Street. (Limited parking is available.) Music will be by local band the VooDUDES, and will include American roots music and classic rock.Food trucks including Squeez’d and Jerk and Grind will be there ready to fill bellies and face painting will be available for everyone, young and old.The park is on the Jersey City/Union City border.last_img read more

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