first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 November 2006 | News 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. The Red Cross’s annual London Ball this year raised £600k for the charity, although this is £70k down on last year.This is the 13th year the charity has organised the Ball, which peaked in 2003 with a total of over £1m raised. This year’s event had a ‘Secret Garden’ theme with high profile guests such as Hugh Grant, Jemima Khan, Ian Wright and Andrew Neil. Ten thousand pounds was raised by Henry Mainwaring jumping on stage to dance and sing with performer Gena West in response to a bet from Grant and Khan. Advertisement Tagged with: Eventscenter_img An auction raised £260,000 for the charity, with lots including a Balenciaga limited edition ‘Classic’ peccary handbag and a custom-built Dock Gate Custom Cycle. A spontaneous appeal for British Red Cross ambulances raised enough money to buy four vehicles in less than 90 seconds.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis London Ball raises £600k for Red Crosslast_img read more

first_imgKevin Lendio/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — The Bobcat Fire, the massive blaze burning through the Angeles National Forest, was likely ignited by tree branches that fell onto a power line, according to Southern California Edison.The U.S. Forest Service, which is conducting the probe into the origin of the fire, has retained a section of an overhead conductor line and three tree branches from an area near where the fire first sparked, the utility company wrote in a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday. However, federal investigators have not shared the details of the investigation with SoCal Edison, the company wrote.The blaze began on Sept. 6 near the Cogswell Dam on the west fork of San Gabriel Canyon in the Angeles National Forest, according to officials.At the height of the fire, smoke filtered into Los Angeles from the mountains. It is currently 92% contained and has scorched more than 115,000 acres, destroying 171 structures.The West Coast has seen a record number of massive fires in 2020. At least four dozen large uncontained wildfires are currently burning.After a brief respite in weather conditions, a heat wave and gusty, offshore winds are now creating critical fire danger from California to Colorado. Most western states are under some sort of wind, fire or air quality alert.A heat advisory has been issued for Southern California for the second day in a row for temperatures to be in the 90s and even 100s for some inland areas.Many of the fires in California this season began with a series of lightning strikes in the Bay Area in mid-August, but dozens of people in the state have also been arrested for arson.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Did you know that a number of Millennials don’t know where to turn when it comes to financial education and advice? Millennials have questions about money, and you can answer them. Before you can answer the questions Millennials are asking, though, you need to know how to reach them. Millennials don’t do things the same way previous generations did. The rising generation is the first to grow up completely immersed in digital technology and they possess a strong do-it-yourself attitude mixed with a desire to get the right information before making their financial choices. Millennials offer untapped opportunities, if you know how to take advantage of them.By connecting with Millennials, you can build customer loyalty now — loyalty likely to carry over to coming decades.Reaching Millennials is about meeting them where they are, and providing them with resources they can trust. Marketing efforts that are education-focused, and that integrate the latest technology and security innovations are more likely to succeed with Millennials.In January, CO-OP gathered together a group of industry experts to discuss the topic of finding “Teachable Moments” that can help you reach Millennials. The webinar is presented by Ryan Zilker, Senior Manager, Market Analysis, CO-OP Financial Services; Dr. Brandi Stankovic, Senior Partner, Mitchell Stankovic & Associates; and Gary Kindle, Vice President of Operations, Elevations Credit Union. The insightful and stimulating conversation covers a number of strategies to help you reach and communicate with the generation that’s reshaping everything. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgThe government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been fielding a lot of consumer complaints about the money transfer industry, and it has compiled a report about the most common ones.Funds transfer is a service that many people resort to in emergencies. Often, it is the only way to get needed emergency funds to a family member or friend quickly.For many immigrants, transferring money provides a needed financial lifeline for loved ones back home.So, it’s troubling to see that so many consumers are having problems with these services.CFPB recently released a report chronicling the most common causes of money transfer problems:Consumers victimized by fraud: Of all complaints about money transfers, 42 percent of them involved consumers complaining about being victims of fraud.A common fraud tactic mentioned by consumers involves the fraud perpetrator asking for a money transfer in order to provide relief to a family member in need. While this is the most common type of money transfer complaint, it is not targeted at the actual money transfer service being provided.Problems transferring money: Consumers complain about problems arising when they try to complete a money transfer. Some consumers complained that the amount of money transmitted was smaller than expected, while others mentioned the money they sent being significantly and unexpectedly delayed.Lack of adequate customer service: Many complaints about money transfers centered around problems consumers faced when they contacted the company for help.People complained about long hold times when attempting to speak to a representative, and that when they did manage to get through to someone, they were provided confusing or inadequate information. Other consumers said when they called they were simply unable to speak to anyone from the company. continue reading » 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img“We feel like we’re in really good shape,” Counsell said.Chacin is a 30-year-old vagabond, on his sixth team. He was 15-8 this season and led the National League in starts. This is his first postseason, but if you include the Game 163 victory over the Cubs, Chacin has given up one run in his past 16 innings. On Monday he threw 90 mph sinkers wherever he wanted. As usual, the Dodgers were flustered by finesse.Maybe they were expecting the guy they saw on Aug. 2. Chacin was at 105 pitches by the time Counsell removed him in the fifth, and the Dodgers ran up a 21-5 score.“I didn’t have any kind of fastball command that day,” Chacin said. “I know this ballpark and I know how the fans are into the game. Tonight I was able to put the fastball where I wanted it, and then make good pitches on my slider and then they have to go for it and chase.“I’ve been ready for this for almost 10 years. In the playoffs, you go hitter by hitter. You don’t think about the fifth or the sixth inning.”The Brewers got “quality starts” only 31 percent of the time. Maybe they’re redefining the term. Chacin and Miley have given the Dodgers five hits, two walks and no runs in 11 innings over the past two games.Chacin struck out Grandal in a first-and-third situation in the second, at 92 mph, and it eventually allowed him to find Buehler with two out and strike him out, too. Mainly Chacin won because he muffled Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Turner at the top of the lineup.Related Articles Muncy is 3 for 17 in the playoffs with nine strikeouts. All year, pitchers have thrown Muncy fastballs when behind in the count, and Muncy has hit them into bullpens and bleachers, and pitchers have decided they’ll keep doing that and expect a different result. You know how that is defined.Brewers scouts have suggested a different plan. Chacin threw sliders in 14 of his 16 pitches to Muncy. He struck him out twice and got a flyball to left. As was the case on Saturday with Miley, Chacin left the game in full stride. The Dodgers had no leads, clues or ideas.Manager Dave Roberts said Austin Barnes would catch Game 4, after another passed ball by Grandal and a wild pitch that he should have caught. He also noted the Dodgers were 0 for 10 with men in scoring position.The boos for Grandal? “The fans voiced their opinion,” Roberts said.Their silence was eloquent, too. Inertia can be contagious.Editor’s note: The story has been updated to correct the name of Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger. LOS ANGELES — Dodger Stadium throbbed pointlessly Monday night, like a dance club with an empty floor. The inorganic noise was the only thing that kept the National League Championship Series awake.Of course, downtown destinations are hard to reach at 4:30 p.m, but the edges of the upper deck never did fill up. The boredom and maybe the entitlement were an invisible shroud, and so was the wonderment. Why did the Milwaukee Brewers, who won four more regular-season games than did the Dodgers, even make this trip?Well, they showed up for Game 3 to get one game closer to their first World Series since 1982. They won this 4-0 game in every way possible, including the department the Dodgers were supposed to dominate.Jhoulys Chacin outpitched Walker Buehler on Monday, just as Wade Miley had outpitched Hyun-Jin Ryu on Saturday. The Brewers’ bullpen, so fast and mean down the stretch, couldn’t hold Saturday’s game and flirted with blowing this one. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Instead of letting Josh Hader finish, Manager Craig Counsell brought Jeremy Jeffress into the ninth. Justin Turner singled and Manny Machado doubled to lead off, and the crowd got engaged.(Helpful note to Kiké Hernandez: It is not the fans’ job to inspire the home team. It is the home team’s job to inspire the fans. It is like blaming bad performance on negative body language, when in truth it is almost always the other way around.)But Jeffress popped up Cody Bellinger, who didn’t know whether to pinwheel his bat or break it and instead flung it to the ground with both hands.Jeffress walked Yasiel Puig but struck out the hapless Yasmani Grandal on a curveball. The game ended when Jeffress froze Brian Dozier (or was it Logan Forsythe?) at 97 mph.The Brewers thus lead the series 2-1, which means the Dodgers will have to win this in Milwaukee. Gio Gonzalez will start for the Brewers on Tuesday, with Brandon Woodruff perched for any sign of trouble, and with Hader having thrown just eight pitches Monday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgCeltic are braced for an £8m bid from QPR for South Korean playmaker Ki Sung Yueng, the Daily Mail suggest.It is claimed that R’s boss Mark Hughes has received favourable reports on Ki and that Celtic want £9m for the 23-year-old.Hughes has been linked with a number of players.Bundesliga clubs Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen are also said to be interested.Chelsea are looking to complete the signing of Wigan forward Victor Moses in the next 24 hours, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed the Blues will offer an initial fee of £7m, with the deal eventually likely to be worth around £10m.The Mail also report that Chelsea are ready to table an improved bid for the former Crystal Palace man, having recently had an offer of £3.5m rejected.The Mirror say Chelsea are among the clubs interested in 18-year-old Argentine striker Paulo Dybala and Santos star Ganso.Dybala plays for Instituto and Manchester City are apparently chasing him, while Tottenham are said to have been handed the chance to sign midfielder Ganso, 22, after contract talks broke down this week.Meanwhile, the Mail report that Cologne defender Sascha Riether, 29, is set to join Fulham on a one-year loan deal with a view to a permanent move.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgCarl Seville, this website’s resident green building curmudgeon and blogger, has teamed up with Abe Kruger, an energy rater and BPI Building Analyst, to write a new textbook, Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction.The book fills a gap, and fills it well. Until now, there hasn’t been a good, comprehensive introduction to green residential construction that was suitable for use in classrooms. Anyone who’s been waiting for a solid reference book on the topic of green residential construction should go out and buy this book.This 521-page hardback includes soup-to-nuts coverage of the following topics:Every page of the book includes at least one clear illustration or photograph. The well-chosen illustrations and photos will certainly facilitate comprehension for any student of green building — especially “visual learners” who are more likely to grasp concepts displayed in pictures than concepts explained in words.Since Carl is a member of the GBA team, the information he presents is consistent with the advice found on the GBA website. The authors’ perspective is firmly based in building science, and the book is free of any taint of greenwashing.Here are samples of the wisdom found in Green Building:In short, most of the information in this book is both accurate and valuable.However, I didn’t agree with a few of the authors’ statements. For example, Carl and Abe are occasionally too quick to advise readers to hire experts. We learn that when installing a foundation, “an experienced arborist should be consulted to help maintain a healthy tree canopy.” (In some areas of the country, especially areas where trees grow like weeds, this advice seems a little over the top.)Elsewhere, the authors advise homeowners to arrange for “twice-annual inspections of [HVAC] equipment.” Twice a year? Well, I’m sure… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

first_imgOver 300 teams will compete at the four day event, including teams from Kambala Girls School and Reddam House School in New South Wales and Papanui High School in New Zealand. Round games will be played for the first three days of the event, with finals to be played on Sunday, 10 October. Six divisions will be contested at the tournament, including the following divisions: Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Junior Mixed, Open Boys, Open Girls and Open Mixed. Benowa State High School will be going for its third title in a row in the Junior Boys division, while it will also be looking to win back-to-back Junior Mixed titles. In the Junior Girls division, last year’s runners up, All Hallows, will be looking to go one place better than in 2009, with last year’s winner, Cavendish Road State High School, not attending. In the Open Boys division, Keebra Park State High School will be looking for its third consecutive title, following wins in 2008 and 2009. Keebra Park will also be hoping to go one place better in the Open Girls division, with last year’s winners, Caboolture, not attending. The Open Mixed division is back in 2010, after not being played at last year’s event. The finals will be played on Sunday, with the Open and Junior Mixed finals to be played at 1.00pm, the Junior Girls and Boys finals to be played at 1.40pm and the Open Girls and Boys finals to be played at 2.20pm. For more information, please visit the Queensland All Schools Championships website: www.qldallschools.comlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG target Doucoure hails Mbappe: I played with his brotherby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has hailed the quality of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.Doucoure is under consideration at PSG as a replacement for wantaway midfielder Adrien Rabiot.He told RMC: “The PSG player who impresses me the most? I think it’s Kylian Mbappé, he’s really a phenomenon, a crack. “I know very well his big brother Jirès (Kembo), with whom I played with in Rennes, and he was already talking about him. “But it’s true that I’m really impressed by what he’s doing. He is the player who impresses me the most yes.” last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), a premier think-tank which advises the Delhi government on key policy issues, has set-up a 17-member high-level committee on reforming higher education in the national Capital. The panel, to be chaired by DDC vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah, will recommend goals, metrics, policies, and actionable plans for reforming Delhi’s higher education system within a year. “Nalanda 2.0, a non-profit policy think tank with a mission to make India’s higher education system world class, is the knowledge partner of DDC on this initiative,” a government official said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe other members of the committee are Pramod Bhasin, founder Genpact and co-founder Ashoka University; Arindam Bhattacharya, senior partner and Director, BCG; Abhishek Gupta, skill development expert; Pankaj Jalote, Founding Director, IIIT Delhi; Devesh Kapur, Director of Asia Programs and Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Gaurav Khanna, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC San Diego; Sandeep Kumar, Secretary (Higher Education), Delhi government; among others. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy CM Manish Sisodia said this initiative furthers the government’s commitment to transform the education system in the national capital. “Over the last few years, Delhi came to be known all over the world for the innovations in its government schools – be it the happiness curriculum, infrastructure overhaul, teacher training initiatives or more recently entrepreneurship curriculum. We also wish to make Delhi a knowledge and innovation centre where some of the best talent in the world would want to live, study, and work as faculty members, students, and professionals,” Sisodia said.last_img read more