Independent Christmas appeal

Tagged with: christmas corporate  57 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 December 2000 | News Independent Christmas appeal This year’s appeal by the Independent newspaper is on behalf of Hope for Children. While the newspaper today mentions the children’s charity’s Web site address and a freephone donation number, there is no mention of tax-payer status on the donation form printed on the newspaper’s donation form. Either the newspaper or the charity has therefore missed the opportunity of recouping 28% of the tax paid on many donors’ donations.If the Chancellor’s charity tax reform changes this April passed your charity by, visit Charities Aid Foundation for a quick 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 Researching massive growth in giving. read more

NAFCU’s Thaler asks for signers on letter urging CFPB to exempt credit unions

first_imgNAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler is urging U.S. House members to sign the bipartisan draft letter being circulated by Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, asking CFPB to exempt credit unions and community banks from certain rulemakings.“Exempting credit unions from rulemakings intended for larger financial institutions would result in significant, immediate regulatory relief that would allow credit unions to better serve their members,” Thaler wrote in a message to all House members Thursday.Schiff and Stivers’ letter praises credit unions and community banks for their focus on local lending and community development. The signers will urge Cordray to use CFPB’s authority under Section 1022(b)(3)(a) in the Dodd-Frank Act to adapt regulations by exempting “any class” of entity from its rulemakings.NAFCU was the only credit union trade association to oppose CFPB having rulemaking authority over credit unions. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

There were a few dry runs among the auction action today, but agents are still confident of sales

first_imgFortunately, the buyer of 93 Blinzinger Road, Banyo was a builder“There were seven registered bidders and crowd of about 40. It’s sold to a builder whose going to do a reno on the house,” he said. 59 Raven Street, Camp Hill was another winning event todays when it sold for $1.495 million under the hammer to a family that have been looking for two years, according to Place Bulimba agent, Shane Hicks. 43 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove is a stunning family home, but no takers under the hammer today.The home’s owner, Melissa Ryan, said the property had been a great place to raise kids.Her family had completed extensive renovations to the home, so it was a long way from what it looked like when they first purchased 17 years ago.“When we bought it, it was a two-bedroom knockdown but it sold within two hours of hitting the market,” Mrs Ryan said.“We did all the renovations and pretty much tripled its size — a beautiful family will enjoy this,” she said.Auctioneer Phill Broom called for an opener from the crowd of about 40 attendees but failed to get a bid before passing in the property.Mr Broom said there were plenty of interested parties but lending uncertainties had stifled completion today.“It’s reducing confidence among some buyers just a little — they’re interested in making offers but they’re not in a position where they feel entirely comfortable to bid,” Mr Broom said.Peter Hutton, principal of Hutton & Hutton Real Estate, said despite not selling, the Hibiscus Avenue campaign had brought out the potential buyers and within moments of the auction ending, he had a written offer to present to the Mrs Ryan.“They offered prior to the auction and the vendor has now counter offered and signed that contract at their reserve,” Mr Hutton said.“I’ve had another buyer on the phone who said they’d pay close to this amount as well,” he said.“We had five or six potential buyers but they all said the market has been a bit up and down in Ashgrove and they can’t quite get their head around the price,” Mr Hutton said.It was a similar result at 8 Commodore Place, Manly West today where Caiti Shaw, agent at Place Real Estate, saw a huge crowd attend on-site at midday. The auction of 8 Commodore Place, Manly West was well attended but without luckMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThere was quite a buzz when auctioneer Paul Curtin called for an opener.The starting bid of $800,000 didn’t hold for long with four parties driving the price to $917,000 before a pause was called for vendor instructions.Mr Curtin reopened proceedings with a vendor bid of $940,000 declaring that any bid at or above this figure would see the home “on the market.”But they wouldn’t budge and the home was passed in.Mr Curtin said he felt a deal was imminent despite not selling under the hammer.“We made it quite clear where they need to be,” he said.“We had five registered bidders and four of them were over $900,000. We ended up around $920,000 and the vendor’s bid is mirroring where we think it will go to on the property,” he said.“You’ll see a sold sticker on this property very shortly,” Ms Shaw added.Among the sold homes todays was 93 Blinzinger Rd, Banyo which achieved $560,000 under the hammer. Auctioneer Phill Broom kept an eye on the crowd at Ashgrove today. Pic Annette Dew‘Going … going … Well ladies and gentleman I’m going to pass the property in at this time.’These aren’t the words sellers want to hear but agents and auctioneers across Brisbane still saw worthwhile results in the wake of unsold auction properties.The family home at 43 Hibiscus Avenue, Ashgrove had all the makings of a hectic event, but failed to attract a bid at auction.center_img 93 Blinzinger Road, Banyo saw plenty of interest and managed to get away at auction.Place Real Estate agent Ross Armstrong said it was a well attended event for the 837sq m site with its very modest three-bedroom home.“It’s opposite a commercial site and it’s on a busy road so it was a pretty good result,” Mr Armstrong said. The family buyers of 59 Raven Street, Camp Hill had been house hunting for two years“It was a very special home and they just loved it,” Mr Hicks said.“There were three registered bidders and a big crowd — there must have been the best part of 100 people in the house,” Mr Hicks said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Happy September!

first_imgFor you fans waiting since January for college and pro football, it is finally here.  One thing has not changed–Alabama is supposed to be the college power and the Patriots are supposed to win the Super Bowl.However, if you are like me, you are more interested in what Indiana’s college teams do–especially IU, Notre Dame, and Purdue.  On the Pro side, most of you will root for the Bengals or Colts.  Good luck to your favorite team.  Sit back and enjoy the upcoming football season!last_img

Rangers ‘to bid £5m for Wigan star Moses’

first_imgQPR will make a £5m bid for Wigan star Victor Moses, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed that Rangers believe they need to move quickly because Wigan boss Roberto Martinez would look to take Moses to Liverpool if he gets the manager’s job at Anfield.The Daily Telegraph report Rangers’ plan to make Aston Villa an offer for goalkeeper Shay Given and say Rangers are also interested in West Ham’s Robert Green.Related West London Sport story: Hughes to make Villa an offer for GivenThe Daily Mail say German club Wolfsburg, previously linked with QPR’s Adel Taarabt, have revived their interest and hope to sign the Moroccan for £4.5m.Meanwhile, Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is one of a number of players on Chelsea’s wish list as they plan a summer spending spree, according to the Mirror.Tiote has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge before, as has Tottenham’s Luka Modric, who is also said to still be on the Blues’ radar along with Lille’s Eden Hazard.Tipped to axe Di Matteo – and then spend big.Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, Napoli’s Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid are the strikers apparently being targeted.The Daily Star suggest that Roberto Di Matteo will not be given the manager’s job at Chelsea and will be axed by club owner Roman Abramovich this week.It is claimed the Russian believes Chelsea won the Champions League primarily because of good fortune.A source close to Abramovich is quoted as saying: “Roman thinks Di Matteo has been very, very lucky and that he made a lot of mistakes in the games he’s been in charge, with his tactics and selections.“The statistics in the two games against Barcelona and the show just how lucky Di Matteo was. Roman has to decide this week and he will not care what the public thinks.“Roman did not become a billionaire worrying about public opinion – he only cares about what is right for the club.”Several papers report that Didier Drogba is leaving Chelsea. The Sun say the striker sobbed as he told his team-mates he had played his last match for the club.The Mail report that Falcao is top of Chelsea’s list of possible replacements for Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily Finally Hits Newsstands (Or Rather, iPads)

first_imgaudrey watters After much anticipation, Rupert Murdoch’s latest media project, The Daily, finally held its launch event today in New York City. Originally scheduled for January 19, the event was delayed due to the announcement that Steve Jobs was taking a medical leave of absence. The participation from the Apple CEO was important as The Daily is pegged as an iPad-only newspaper, and the new product demonstrates both the “future of the newspaper” as envisioned by Murdoch’s News Corp and “the future of subscriptions” as envisioned by Apple.Rupert Murdoch unveiled The Daily today with a speech full of promise, arguing that new times call for new journalism. Murdoch argued that “the iPad demands we completely reimagine our craft.”It’s about the craft, but it’s also about the bottom-line as newspaper and magazines have struggled – both on and offline. “We must make news editing and news gathering viable again,” said Murdoch. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#New Media#news#web Related Posts The Daily: Price and ContentThe Daily issues will be available to subscribers for 99 cents a week via iTunes, as part of a new subscription service that will give those users instant access to new issues – that is, your new issue arrives on your iPad “doorstep” without your having to connect to iTunes to update.The Daily will contain over 100 pages of stories that cover the gamut of news, life, opinion, entertainment, sports, and the obligatory crossword puzzle. The content will blend text, video, and audio, with a small selection of the stories read aloud. While the content will update daily, there will be the opportunity for the service to update with breaking news as well.Contrary to some of the early rumors about The Daily, the new publication is “not an island.” You’ll be able to share the stories – via Twitter, Facebook and email. But content won’t just be pushed out to the Web. The Dailiy will pull it in as well, with certain Twitter feeds providing content.The Future of Newspapers or a Refresh of a “Legacy Brand”Murdoch argued this morning that changes to online media demanded more than something a “legacy brand” could provide. To that end, News Corp has thrown a substantial amount of resources at the project, including a reported $30 million investment from Murdoch himself.Some of those resources will go to pay for staff. In preparation for this new endeavor, The Daily has built a specific team, hiring some 100 journalists – some well-known names and some newcomers – who will write its original content.Murdoch says the company’s cost are about “half a million dollars a week.” And with a subscription cost of 99 cents a week, you can do some preliminary math there to see the subscriber benchmark The Daily may be aiming for. At 99 cents a week, The Daily will likely find a lot of new subscribers today. But it remains to be seen if its journalism and its user experience will keep readers coming back.The app is set to become available in the iTunes store at 12 noon EST today. We’ll be giving it a test-drive. Will you? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Dead fish in Indrayani river: State Pollution Control Board seeks explanation from Dehu Gram Panchayat

first_imgThe Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has sought an explanation from the Dehu Gram Panchayat for the thousands of dead fish found floating on the Indrayani River last week. “We have sent a notice to the Dehu Gram Panchayat on Wednesday, directing them to submit their response about the dead fish incident within the next 48 hours,” said Dilip Khedkar, regional officer, MPCB.Mr. Khedkar further said that the MPCB would take action if the villagers failed to furnish an explanation for the incident in which around 4,000 fish, a majority of them being the Mahseer, were found dead.“The cause of this unfortunate incident was the release of untreated sewage, which resulted in the depletion of the oxygen levels in the river. We believe 2-2.5 million litres of untreated sewage were been released into the river per day by the village,” he said.The fish were spotted floating on the Indrayani River in Dehu, 30km from the city on Sunday last week, sparking panic among residents in the area.The dead fish included the mrigal carp or white carp fish, rated as ‘vulnerable’ as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), and a large number of Mahseer fish, which holds significant spiritual value among the local people.“We have sent the collected water and fish samples for analysis and expect the results in a few days,” said Mr. Upendra Kulkarni, sub- regional officer, MPCB.According to Dr. Sachin Punekar, founder president of the environmental NGO Biospheres, the sub-standard rate of dissolved oxygen and eutrophication were likely to have caused the death of the fish.“The continuous inflow of untreated sewage from the Dehu village has resulted in depletion of dissolved oxygen. Foul play by individuals cannot be overlooked as well,” he opined.According to the MPCB officials, a sewage treatment plant (STP) with the capacity of 3 MLD (million litres per day) is expected to be constructed by the end of June.The construction of this STP will help treat the sewage and can also be used for irrigation and agricultural needs, said authorities. According to Dr. Punekar, the MPCB must take immediate action as the deteriorating quality of the river water could prove to be fatal during the upcoming ‘wari’(the annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Lord Vithoba in Pandharpur made by ‘warkaris’ carrying palanquins bearing footprints of the two saints).Meanwhile, the Zilla Parishad has banned the usage of water from the Indrayani.The Mahseer fish, known as the dev matha by the villagers, is said to travel along with the ‘Wari’ all the way until Pandharpur.This is not the first time that the toxic river has claimed animal or marine lives. Last month, 19 sheep allegedly died in Chikhli after drinking the waters of the Indrayani.last_img read more

Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown says hes suing CTV News

first_imgTORONTO – Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says he is suing CTV News over its reporting of what he alleges are false accusations of sexual misconduct.Brown said in a Facebook post Thursday that two unnamed women who made their allegations to CTV are lying, and that his lawyers have reached out to the network’s legal team.“I am suing CTV,” he wrote. “My lawyers are talking to CTV. Early this week, CTV lawyers agreed to ensure that all emails, texts and other correspondence related to this travesty are held independently for safe keeping.”It was not immediately clear if Brown has filed a statement of claim or other legal documents with a court.CTV said it stood by its stories.“CTV News stands by our reporting and will actively defend against any legal action,” said communications director Matthew Garrow. “We welcome the opportunity to defend our journalism in court.”CTV’s report in late January prompted Brown’s resignation as Tory leader mere months before a spring election. The broadcaster said the accusations from two women, which have not been verified by The Canadian Press, dated back to Brown’s time as a federal MP.In it’s original report, CTV said one woman, who is now 29, claimed she was still in high school and under the legal drinking age when Brown allegedly asked her to perform oral sex on him at his home on a night when she had been drinking. Another woman said she was a university student working in Brown’s constituency office when he allegedly sexually assaulted her at his home, CTV reported.Late Tuesday, CTV reported that the first accuser now said she had not been in high school or under the legal drinking age during the alleged incident. The woman said the altered timeline did not change the core of her allegations. Brown’s second accuser has also said she stands by her story.Brown has staged a mounting campaign to clear his name in recent days, speaking out in his own defence on social media and in media interviews.He has said both women’s accounts contain discrepancies that show their accusations are false. He has also alleged both accusers know CTV reporters socially, and that the broadcaster has left out contradicting witness accounts in its reports.Brown has further called the first accuser’s altered timeline a “monumental” change in the narrative.“Here is my message to CTV News. You lied. You defamed me,” he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “And here is my message to my accusers – both of them. If you truly stand by your allegations, then I urge you to contact Barrie Police and have them lay charges.”Brown also suggested in an interview with Global News that political rivals were the driving force behind the allegations that cost him the party leadership.“I don’t know who’s behind this. I believe it’s my political adversaries,” he said in the interview that aired Wednesday night. “I’m going to look under every stone to find out who set this up. But if they can set up two women, what would stop them from setting up another? And frankly, I’m worried that if they could do this to me, who else could they do this to?”The Liberals poured scorn on the suggestion, calling the suggestion “ridiculous” and not worthy of a response.Both the NDP and the Progressive Conservatives declined to comment on Brown’s statements, which also hint at internal party discord.In a tweet previewing a second segment of the interview set to air Thursday night, Global said Brown claims to have “political enemies” both inside and outside the party he once led.Brown and the Conservatives were riding high in the polls in the weeks leading up to his resignation and seemed well poised to mount a formidable challenge to Premier Kathleen Wynne in the upcoming June election.Wynne is currently contending with historically low approval ratings as her party deals with backlash on issues ranging from energy prices to minimum wage rates.Meanwhile, for the Progressive Conservatives, Brown’s resignation touched off a leadership contest now featuring four contenders.Former MPP Christine Elliott, former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, lawyer and political rookie Caroline Mulroney and parental rights activist Tanya Granic Allen are all vying to take the reigns of the party. The new leader will be named on March 10 after a week of voting by party members.— with files from Shawn Jeffords and Michelle McQuigge.last_img read more

Tickets For Macklemore Charity MeetAndGreet In Seattle Nearly Sold Out

first_imgThere weren’t that many tickets to begin with – but now, just a few dozen remain for an exclusive meet-and-greet with Grammy Award-winning musician Macklemore.The Seattle native will host a charity fundraising event prior to Runway to Freedom V, a fashion show that benefits victims of domestic violence.“Macklemore has been a long-time supporter of Runway to Freedom,” said show founder, Lauren Grinnell. “We’re happy to have him here for a lot of reasons, but for me, personally, it means a lot since I’m a survivor of domestic violence,” she said.The runway and music show will begin at 8pm at The Showbox at 1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.Although Macklemore will not be part of the musician lineup, a number of live bands will perform, including Jairemie Alexander, Ayron Jones and The Way, Otieno Terry, Luc and the Lovingtons, Alana Belle and Katie Kate. The fashion show will feature seven designers showcasing styles from gowns to urban street wear. The auction will feature a variety of items to bid on, including a trip to Paris.Each year, Runway to Freedom chooses a different benefactor. This year it’s Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter in Seattle that serves battered women and their children who simply have no where else to go.“I’m glad to know people are finally talking about domestic violence, but we need to remember, this is not a new problem,” said Grinnell, a stylist and business owner by trade. Numbers from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence show an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault each year. Grinnell’s mission is to aid women who find themselves in these kinds of abusive relationships.There will be ways to donate to the cause outside of the event. Grinnell has items she’s putting together for an opportunity drawing, including items signed by Macklemore and stars of the Seattle Seahawks football team. More information on the drawing and specific items available at the on-site auction will be released shortly.General admission tickets start at $75 and the special VIP reception tickets with Macklemore are $250. Both can be purchased on Runway to Freedom’s website.Runway to Freedom is an annual charity fashion show and auction with benefits going to charities that support domestic violence victims. The event, founded by Lauren Grinnell, is in its fifth year. Grinnell is a stylist and owns her own business, Lalascuts, located on 4th Avenue West in Seattle.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Richarlison delighted with Everton fans

first_imgEverton star forward Richarlison came out to express his delight with his current life at Goodison Park and hail the home fansThe Brazilian forward arrived at the Toffies from Watford in a £35 million deal last summer, having already established himself as a regular starter under Marco Silva.The 21-year-old star has bagged four goals in seven Premier League matches for Everton, quickly becoming a fans’ favorite.According to the Liverpool Echo, the former Fluminense man is enjoying his life at Goodison Park.“It’s great because not every club is like this. Everton have really welcomed me in, and also the fans have come up with a song for me, and when I hear that song it feels amazing.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I’ll be on the pitch, and I’ll hear it and look around at the fans. It’s an amazing feeling.”Richarlison, who already spent one season with Watford before arriving in Liverpool, relishes the atmosphere at the Premier League stadiums.“Playing in big stadiums is fantastic, and when I was a kid, I always wanted to play in big stadiums like Old Trafford.“Goodison Park as well, it is a fantastic stadium. As we say in Brazil, it’s a real cauldron, and I love playing there.”last_img read more