First charity teleshopping programme yields disappointing results

June 16, 2021

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first_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis First charity teleshopping programme yields disappointing results AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fortunately start-up costs for the first three charities involved have been minimal. Howard Lake | 5 December 2003 | Newscenter_img The UK’s first teleshopping programme, The Community Channel’s ‘Charity Store’, has achieved poor results in its first three weeks.According to Third Sector, Help the Aged raised £1,300 and Send a Cow raised nothing in the programme’s first three weeks.The half-hour programme lets charities sell products from their catalogues to a TV audience. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Trading 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.last_img read more


Woman seen slamming head of injured party on ground

June 4, 2021

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first_imgPrint Facebook Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsWoman seen slamming head of injured party on groundBy admin – May 21, 2012 1689 Linkedincenter_img THE assault of a woman was captured on a phone video, a court has heard. 27-year-old Erica Landers with an address at Silverbrook, Corbally, was before the court answering bail on a Section 3 assault charge dating back to October 19 last year.  The court heard that the accused was involved in an altercation outside her home and that the incident was recorded on mobile phone. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Images captured in the footage showed the accused woman on top of the injured party where she was seen slamming the other person’s head to the ground repeatedly. She was also seen standing over the injured party. The court heard that the injured party had received fracture wounds to her hand and fingers. John Devane, solicitor, told the court that the injured party was from another locality and “had no business in the Silverbrook area at the time, other than to confront his client. The court heard from Mr Devane that his client’s house had been targeted on a number of occasions in the past but he was not linking the injured party to these incidents. Erica Landers, it was said, was defending herself and protecting her own house but he agreed that she did step over the line. With 67 previous convictions, one of which included assault, Ms Landers was said to be “very afraid to go to prison” as she believed she would return to find her house burnt down.He added that Ms Landers lives her life in daily fear but Judge Eamon O’Brien said that “we all have to operate within the law”. Erica Landers was sentenced to nine months in prison but Judge O’Brien suspended it for a period of two years. WhatsApp Email Previous articleThree uncapped players in Kidney’s Irish TourNext articlePositive step on Rutland Street adminlast_img read more


High Peaks nonprofits working with communities to address COVID-19 impacts

April 20, 2021

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first_imgNon-profit organizations in Maine’s High Peaks region are coming together to work with community leaders and funders to address the impacts of COVID-19.The High Peaks Initiative is a collaborative of local, regional and national non-profit organizations working in Maine’s High Peaks. The Betterment Fund encouraged HPI to connect with local communities and identify critical need areas via community leaders who are implementing actionable plans to meet the ongoing challenges.The Betterment Fund Trustees have since approved HPI’s request to direct $24,000 toward several community-initiated, community-led efforts which are addressing immediate needs in food security, safe and healthy outdoor recreation and remote learning. These efforts depend on this immediate injection of funding and can serve as pilots and models for additional needs which may emerge going forward.Individuals and other funders are also making personal contributions to these initiatives.Rangeley restaurants have joined forces to form a non-profit organization to provide prepared meals for homebound community members. Five restaurants are currently providing between 150 and 175 meals per day, seven days a week, for those in need. While meals can be picked up in either Rangeley or Oquossoc villages, an average of 80 meals per day are being delivered to people’s homes. Rangeley Health and Wellness and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, both HPI partners, along with many volunteers are helping to deliver meals. Donations are currently being accepted through Skowhegan Savings Bank.Rangeley Health and Wellness is also partnering with the Good Shepard Food Bank to provide staples, fresh produce and non-food items such as paper products and cleaning supplies for local families in need. They are assembling boxes sized for small (1 to 3-person) and large (4 to 6-person) families which can be picked up once a week. The expectation is that these boxes will meet most of the basic needs of the family for one week.In Kingfield, restaurants and schools are partnering with Greater Franklin Development Council to provide support to local families. There are boxes of food which are available to Kingfield Elementary School families with additional boxes for area students and community members during April school vacation week. A GoFundMe page has been launched to build funding to expand on this effort.SAD 58 is assisting students participating in on-line studies, but one of the greatest challenges is internet access. The Betterment Fund is assisting with the purchase of hot spot devices which can ensure that students are connected to Google Classroom and can attend virtual meetings with their teachers using Zoom or Google Meet.Using the Maine Trail Finder website, the Center for Community GIS is helping people find opportunities to be outdoors safely during the current pandemic. Trail use has increased dramatically as homebound individuals and families look for opportunities to be outside for health reasons, both physical and mental. Public safety concerns resulting from overcrowded parking lots, boardwalks, scenic viewpoints and summits are leading federal, state, and land trust trail managers to shut down trails on a near-daily basis. Maine Trail Finder is keeping users educated about open trails, ways to find less popular local trails as well as best practices for keeping everyone safe in the outdoors during these unprecedented and rapidly changing times.The mission of the High Peaks Initiative is to protect important natural resources, secure public access, and support healthy human and natural communities in Maine’s High Peaks. HPI partners include the High Peaks Alliance, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Rangeley Health and Wellness, the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, the Center for Community GIS, The Wilderness Society, the Northern Forest Center, the Trust for Public Land, the New England Forestry Foundation, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Maine Huts and Trails, Maine Mountain Collaborative, Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trails, High Peaks Network/Greater Franklin Development Council, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.The Betterment Fund was established by William Bingham, 2nd, a resident of Bethel, and focuses on education, health, and conservation. They give top consideration to projects in the Western Mountains region because of Bingham’s lifelong dedication to the area. The concepts of community and collaboration are very important to their grantmaking.last_img read more


Saint Mary’s names Nancy Nekvasil as Provost, senior vice president for Academic Affairs

January 26, 2021

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first_imgProfessor of biology Nancy Nekvasil will now fulfill the position of Provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, President Jan Cervelli said in an email sent to the College community Friday.Selecting Nekvasil — who held the position on an interim basis since July 1 — involved considering the opinions and feedback of many individuals, Cervelli said in the email.“I want to acknowledge and thank our dedicated and hard-working Provost search committee, co-chaired by vice president for enrollment management Mona Bowe and associate professor Karen Chambers, and the firm Academic Search for their guidance and for helping Saint Mary’s identify the right person for the College at this time,” Cervelli said. “Feedback from various stakeholder groups — including the Faculty Assembly Leadership, the Provost Search Committee and the Academic Affairs Council — and from many of you following this week’s campus forum with [Nekvasil] made it evident that she is an outstanding fit for the permanent position.”Nekvasil’s past experience will benefit her immensely, the email said.“[Nekvasil] brings multiple dimensions to this role,” Cervelli said. “As an accomplished physiologist, a distinguished teacher committed to Saint Mary’s undergraduate and graduate education and an experienced campus leader and administrator, she has demonstrated her wide-ranging expertise and commitment to the College’s mission. I am grateful that [Nekvasil] will continue to share those gifts with the campus community in this vital position.”Tags: Academic Affairs, provostlast_img read more


Man Found Dead in Inwood Drowned, Cops Say

December 18, 2020

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old man who was found dead floating near Inwood Bay Park appears to have drowned, Nassau County police said.A 911 caller reported finding the victim floating in the water shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday. His identity was not immediately released.The victim was pronounced at scene and his body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiners’ office, where an autopsy will be conducted.Fourth Squad detectives determined that there appears to be no criminality involved.last_img read more


Xavier Amaechi annoyed over Europa League final snub as fears grow over his Arsenal future

October 18, 2020

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first_imgXavier Amaechi annoyed over Europa League final snub as fears grow over his Arsenal future Advertisement Emery gave the token place on the bench to Iliev instead of Amaechi (Picture: Getty)There will be pressure on Emery to give Amaechi a shot in the first team over pre-season this summer, and the campaign that follows, or risk him leaving for nothing when his contract expires.Arsenal have lost other promising talents in recent years, such as Chris Willock and Marcus McGuane to Benfica and Barcelona respectively, and would expect a decent fee should any club try to prise Amaechi away this summer.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 2 Jun 2019 5:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares The teenager went to Baku but was the only player left out of the squad (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are increasingly worried about the prospect of losing one of their most promising young players, Xavier Amaechi, after he was left out of the Europa League final squad.The 18-year-old is widely regarded as a future first-team player and the latest talent off Arsenal’s conveyor belt of young starlets, netting four times and laying on five assists in 14 outings for the Under-21s.He travelled with the squad to Baku for the Europa League final against Chelsea last Wednesday – which the Gunners lost 4-1 – but did not make the expanded 12-man bench. Amaechi travelled to Baku but was not in the 23-man matchday squad (Picture: Getty)According to Football.London, that did not go down at all well with Amaechi, with the youngster particularly annoyed with Unai Emery’s decision to list goalkeeper Dejan Iliev ahead of him – even though Bernd Leno was already on the bench.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe was the only player in the travelling party not to be included, and it is likely to cause problems in Arsenal’s negotiations to get the teenager to sign a new deal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHis current contract expires at the end of next season but he has been stalling on talks over a renewal and is considering leaving the Emirates to further his development.Arsenal are conscious of a number of clubs circling around Amaechi, notably Bayern Munich – who have restarted their hunt for British talent afresh after Callum Hudson-Odoi’s injury.last_img read more


Futsal club ‘Tango’ won the title of Champion of BiH

August 16, 2020

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first_imgFutsal club ‘Tango’ from East Sarajevo, in the sixth and the last round of finals of BiH Futsal Championship, defeated Brotnjo with 5:2, reports sportsport.ba‘Tango’ finished the Championship with maximum 12 points and the member of the team are Hasanspahić, Marić, Erić, Tanasković, Čampara, Šahmanija, Turudija, Pušonja, Mojević, Radmilović, Perović, Zirojević, caoch Mirko Marvan.Last year’s winner was club ‘Leotar’ from Trebinje.last_img


New champion picked for Home Internationals team

August 12, 2020

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first_img The new English amateur champion, Joe Dean, and the runner-up, Alfie Plant, are included in England’s team for the Home Internationals at Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Ireland, from 12-14 August. It will be the first time Dean (pictured), from Yorkshire, and Plant, from Kent, have represented England at this level and they will be joined in the team by two more new caps, Jamie Bower and Dan Brown, who are also Yorkshire players. The team will be completed by established internationals Tomasz Anderson of Hertfordshire, Ashley Chesters of Shropshire, Paul Kinnear of Lancashire, Jimmy Mullen of Devon, Ben Taylor of Surrey, Sean Towndrow of Lancashire and Ashton Turner of Lincolnshire. England will seek to regain the Home Internationals title, which they last won at Ganton in Yorkshire in 2013. The players: Tomasz Anderson, 23, (Brocket Hall) has won seven times on the US college circuit as a student at Jacksonville State University. He scored five wins from six on his England debut in last year’s Home Internationals in Wales and is a member of the initial GB&I Walker Cup squad. Jamie Bower, 22, (Meltham) was a semi-finalist at the English amateur championship and represented England in this year’s Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament. He’s had a series of top ten finishes this season including the French amateur, the Lytham Trophy and the Hampshire Salver. Dan Brown, 20, (Bedale) won the recent Dutch Junior Open and, with it, a place in the KLM Open on the European Tour. He reached the last 16 in the English amateur, was sixth in the Lytham Trophy and is a member of the Walker Cup squad. Ashley Chesters, 25, (Hawkstone Park) tied 12th in The Open at St Andrews. This week he is defending his title in the European Amateur which he has won for the past two years. He was in England’s winning team at the European Nations Cup and is a member of the Walker Cup squad. Joe Dean, 21, (Lindrick) won the English amateur championship last weekend, was runner-up in the Dutch Junior Open and has had top-four finishes in the Portuguese amateur and the Welsh open. He won the Lee Westwood Trophy last year and in 2013. Paul Kinnear, 21, (Formby) played in The Open at St Andrews and was third in the Brabazon Trophy, where he was the leading English player. He reached the last 16 in the English amateur championship.  Jimmy Mullen, 21, (Royal North Devon) won the Welsh stroke play by nine shots and was third when defending his title in the Duncan Putter, also in Wales. He won all four of his games in this year’s international against Spain. He is in the Walker Cup squad. Alfie Plant, 23, (Sundridge Park) was runner-up in the English amateur. He has just represented England in the Chiberta Grand Prix and the Biarritz Cup in France where he was second and third respectively. Ben Taylor, 23, (Walton Heath) also qualified for The Open at St Andrews. He was seventh in the Brabazon Trophy and in qualifying for the Amateur Championship. He holed the winning putt to seal victory for Louisiana State University in the NCAA Championship on the US college circuit. Sean Towndrow, 24 (Southport & Ainsdale) led the English challenge at the 2015 Amateur Championship, reaching the quarter finals. He helped England beat Spain in this year’s international and was England’s top scorer in this year’s Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament. Ashton Turner, 19 (Kenwick Park) won the Darwin Salver for the second time and has represented GB&I as well as England. He has had top ten finishes in this year’s Scottish stroke play, Lytham Trophy and Duncan Putter. 3 Aug 2015 New champion picked for Home Internationals team last_img read more


New Sand Replenishment Project to Begin Mid-July

August 4, 2020

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first_imgBy John BurtonMONMOUTH BEACH – The beaches along the Mon­mouth County coast are going to get a considerable amount of help with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ replenishment project, slated to begin this summer.U.S. Representative Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) joined Mayor Susan Howard and Sea Bright Borough Councilman William J. Keeler during a brief news conference Friday, May 3, to offer details for the planned $102 million federal project.Super Storm Sandy flattened beaches along the shore by as much as 5 to 10 feet and caused some of those locations, which were in need of work, to even further deteriorate, Pallone said.The replenishment project will be done in four contracts; the first will cover the Mon­mouth Beach-Sea Bright portion, said Jennifer Thalhauser, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a telephone interview.That first contract will be awarded by mid-June with work beginning mid-July.The four contracts – three scheduled to be done concurrently – will cover 21 miles of beachfront from Manasquan to Sea Bright, excluding Deal. The project is estimated to take about 215 days and will be paid for entirely by federal money, Thalhauser said.The beaches will get an additional 5 million cubic yards or more of sand, according to Thalhauser.Monmouth Beach Mayor Susan Howard on theborough’s beachfront.The project will obviously coincide with the summer beach-going season, but Pallone and Thalhauser said it was important to move quickly to restore the beaches to protect them and the area’s infrastructure from future storms. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through November.“The sooner we get it done, the better,” Pallone said.To accommodate beachgoers, Pallone said work will be done on closed 1,000-foot stretches of beach at a time.The purpose of the replenishment project is not to make sure there are nice beaches for vacationers, the congressman stres­sed. “It’s really to protect the infrastructure” with extended beach areas serving as storm breaks.During the 1992 nor’easter that caused severe flooding and damage in the area, ocean water came over the seawall and compromised Ocean Avenue/High­way 36. Last October, even with the devastation of Sandy, that didn’t happen.“The beach saved our town,” Monmouth Beach mayor Susan Howard said, explaining the flooding the community experienced was from the Shrewsbury River side.“As bad as it was for Sea Bright,” Councilman Keeler said, “if we did not have that sand [from previous replenishment projects] much of Sea Bright would be gone.”The projects actually save money in the long run and are approved by a rather strict cost benefit analysis done by the Army Corps of Engineers, Pallone said.The corps had done a replenishment project for much of Monmouth Beach’s 1.5 miles of beach in 2011. In November 2012, the corps completed the length of borough beach and continued on through the en­tire­ty of Sea Bright in a project approved prior to Sandy.The new project is intended to repair the damage caused by Sandy and restore the oceanfront erosion control project to its original template, designed by the corps in the 1990s, Thalhauser said.The federal money has been allocated from the Sandy Aid package approved by Congress earlier this year, championed by Pallone and New Jersey and New York federal lawmakers and governors.last_img read more


Cats Jessie Rehwald buzzer beater sinks Bombers at Kootenay Klassic

August 3, 2020

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first_imgSenior Jessie Rehwald sank a 16-footer with no time left on the clock to spark the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to a thrilling 37-36 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in the consolation final of the Kootenay Klassic High School Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Hangar.Rehwald’s bucket came after the Bombers had reeled off nine consecutive points to take a 36-35 lead, leaving the Cats with only 4.3 ticks left on the game clock.The Cats and Bombers played in the consolation final after suffering tough semi final losses to a pair of East Kootenay teams — David Thompson Lakers of Invermere and Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.The Storm rocked the Lakers in the tourney final 51-26.Rehwald finished the game as the leading scorer for Mount Sentinel with 11 points while Kaija Peirson had 10. Replying for LVR were Devyn Parker with a game-high 15 points and Mikaeka Mori with five.The Cats opened the tournament with a 42-13 rout of Stanley Humphries Rockers before losing 32-30 to David Thompson.The Bombers defeated Boundary Central of Midway 43-26 then lost to Selkirk Storm 63-46.Game stars for LVR were Danica Dahlin, Jaydne Roch and Mikaela Mori  while Devyn Parker earned tournament allstar status.The Bombers were in action at the Hangar Tuesday against the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks before traveling to Rossland Wednesday to meet the Royals.LVR then travels to Agassiz Friday to compete in a tournament.The Bombers host the Kootenay AA High School Girl’s Basketball Championships February 22-23 at the Hangar.last_img read more