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SOFII adds up to 1,000 new users each month

first_img Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 12 August 2008 | News SOFII adds up to 1,000 new users each month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, launched in January 2008, is now attracting an average of nearly 200 people each day.Project manager and editor Carolina Herrera said: “In recent weeks we’ve had fundraisers registering from Myanmar (Burma), Moldova, Peru, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Russia, Kenya, Pakistan, India and many other exotic places, as well as literally floods of new enrolments from the UK and other European countries, Australia, the USA and especially Canada”.The site has 118 different exhibits and a range of practical tips, video clips and editorials. There is no charge to use SOFII.The site now has ambassadors in several countries: these volunteers will evangelise for SOFII to their fundraising peers and encourage them to unearth and share examples of excellent fundraising from their homeland.SOFII itself is now a registered foundation. Its trustees are Marie Burnett, Lindsay Boswell, David Carrington and Ken Burnett.www.sofii.org 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

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On anniversary of historic bombing: MOVE’s message is ‘Free Mumia!’

first_imgPhiladelphiaMay 13 was an historic and emotionally charged day as the city of Philadelphia took time to commemorate the horrific bombing of the MOVE family 35 years ago. Police dropped a C4 military-grade bomb on their west Philadelphia home, killing six adults and five children. City officials, including then Mayor Wilson Goode Sr., let the resulting fire burn, destroying 62 homes in the working-class Osage Ave. neighborhood.MOVE members and friends welcoming home Delbert Africa (bottom row, 4th from left) on Jan. 18, 2020, after 42 years in prison. WW photo: Joe PietteWhat makes this year’s observation different is the release, over the last year and a half, of all remaining MOVE 9 members imprisoned since 1978. Their release was the primary MOVE demand at the time of the 1985 attack.Several MOVE members, including those who lost children in the fire, participated in the commemoration. This was a cause for celebration, but also a call for rededication to struggle so that none of the deaths have been in vain.The predominant demand of all MOVE members participating in interviews and webinars around the anniversary was not for apologies, but for justice — foremost, the release of MOVE supporter, journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.Leading up to the anniversary, city officials and others have debated whether an official city apology is in order. In 2018, during a street-naming ceremony in his honor, Wilson Goode Sr., Philadelphia’s first Black mayor in office in 1985 — who authorized the police assault on the MOVE compound — issued a personal apology. Today Goode challenged current city officials to follow suit. Eleven of 17 city council members have expressed support for a resolution to issue a formal city apology for the bombing.‘We need justice, not apologies’So far, no apologies have been forthcoming for the years in prison served by the MOVE 9 or MOVE member Ramona Africa. But even Ed Rendell, the district attorney during the 1978 case against the MOVE 9, admitted the 30-to-100-year sentences given the MOVE 9 for allegedly killing police officer James Ramp were excessive.In the original trial, Judge Edward Malmed, who sentenced the MOVE 9 to third-degree murder, admitted he did not have “the faintest idea” who killed officer Ramp. With access to parole repeatedly denied, they all served over 40 years.Rendell built his career from district attorney to Philadelphia’s mayor to head of the Democratic National Committee to governor of Pennsylvania. It is of little solace that he speaks up now. And not one city, state or federal official was ever held accountable for the deaths and destruction they caused on May 13, 1985. Instead, the sole adult survivor of the fire, MOVE member Ramona Africa, was the only person punished — by being sent to prison.In a poignant moment during a May 13 interview on WURD radio, Mike Africa, Jr., son of MOVE 9 members Debbie and Mike Africa, Sr., described all the individuals killed or impacted by the May 13 fire, including the adults he looked up to and the children he played with. He made special mention of Ramona, who he described as being responsible for bringing him back into the family. “I will always love her,” Mike said.The 1985 fire not only took lives, it devasted a thriving, predominantly Black working-class neighborhood, which never fully recovered. Gerald Renfro, 74, a block captain and member of an Osage Ave. neighborhood association, expressed their ongoing struggle: “True justice for the events of May 13, 1985, would have to include prosecuting city officials involved in the bombing. That’s why the community association protested the 2018 naming of a street after former May Goode, Sr., who authorized the bombing.”Workers World spoke with Mike Africa, Jr., who expressed disappointment that current Mayor Jim Kenney would not support an apology, even as a first step. “You apologize for bumping into someone by accident — this is so far beyond that,” Africa said. “Some city officials are helping us to raise other demands, especially freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal. They are giving us a platform to get out more information on what happened. Case in point — police brutality, mass incarceration, and excessive prison time. Apologies without actions are useless. Our people have endured so much. We are not asking for Goode, Rendell or any of the rest to be put in jail; all we want is for our brother Mumia Abu-Jamal to be freed.”Mike Africa, Jr., and other younger MOVE members are currently working on a project to provide bicycles to children so they can be healthy and active. (Visit seedofwisdom.org to support this project.)Neighborhood handed over to gentrifiersFor decades since the destruction of their neighborhood, Osage Avenue homeowners have sought restitution from the city for the shoddy job done when their homes, initially rebuilt following the fire, soon started to fall apart. When no serious restorations were made, many homes were eventually abandoned.Now, 35 years later, after gaining control over the properties through eminent domain, the city sold 36 abandoned homes in the neighborhood to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for $1 each. After being rehabilitated by AJR Endeavors, the properties have been sold at prices ranging from $249,000 to $285,000 — a project that reeks of gentrification. From an investment of $36 these redevelopers stand to gain $9 million.For 35 years the city of Philadelphia could not do justice by the residents whose homes were destroyed. Now that there are big profits to be made, Mayor Kenney, who does not support an official apology, is on board for a multimillion-dollar giveaway to developers, adding another chapter in this already sorry story.But the most important chapter will be added when the people finally win freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 11, 2016

first_img Facebook Twitter Dry weather again today, but we will see some changes in our forecast for tomorrow. WE are going to have to bump up our next front from later Friday to tomorrow night, as the pattern accelerates just a bit. We will see rains sweep in starting late tomorrow afternoon and evening, and then the best rains work through closer to midnight. By Thursday morning the action will be exiting east rather quickly .WE like rain totals tomorrow night into Thursday morning at .2” to .6” with coverage at 80% of the state.Dry weather is back for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We see temps normal to above normal for most of that period, with south and southwest breezes most dominant. WE will have to keep an eye out for some scattered light action for the early morning hours Sunday through Sunday midday. But rain totals look to only be a few hundredths to a tenth or two. Coverage will be at 60%, mostly over the norther half of the state.Back to dry weather from late Sunday through Tuesday. Temps will be slightly cooler, but still mostly normal to above normal for the period. A stronger front looks impressive over IL and WI next Tuesday night into Wednesday, but likely will fall apart as is moves into the Hoosier state. We will put rain totals right now at .25”-.75”, but will see only about 60% coverage, and that will be over the western half of the state. Eastern location s may not see much action at all at midweek next week.So, while we see 3 threats of moisture in the next 10 days, the threats are not all that big for overall totals, and will be followed by good dry down. Therefore, we do not see this as being a major hurdle for harvest to overcome in the days ahead. Temps will be mostly normal to above normal through the upcoming period, and likely through the rest of the month…although we will take that longer term forecast one step at a time for right now. Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 11, 2016 Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 11, 2016 Previous articleDuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/10/16Next articleIndiana POET Plants Installing Combined Heat and Power Processes Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 10, 2016 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Eircom says it did respond to council’s calls – blames crossed wires for confusion

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – December 14, 2011 Eircom has rejected claims by a Letterkenny Town Councillor that it has ignored a council request for a briefing on its future plans in the town.Councillor Dessie Larkin said it was not good enough that Eircom has so far ignored a request to brief the council on plans, unveiled in August, to introduce fibre optic broadband in Letterkenny.Cllr Larkin had a motion before council this week calling for a debate on Eircom’s plans, but  he was told the motion couldn’t be heard because there is no update to discuss.Paul Bradley is head of communications with Eircom – he says that isn’t true:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/eircom.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Google+ Previous articleDeputy Pringle will not pay new Household Charge and calls on others to join himNext article7 Donegal Tax cases net Revenue Commisioner 1.7 million euro News Highland center_img Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Newsx Adverts WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Eircom says it did respond to council’s calls – blames crossed wires for confusion Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterestlast_img read more

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Police seek witnesses after gang attack in Omagh

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The man was treated in hospital for injuries to his head and face after he was punched and kicked by the males involved.Sergeant McConville has asked for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information which could assist with police enquiries to contact officers at Omagh on 101 quoting reference number 1178 01/10/17.Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – October 6, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleDonegal Area of the Irish Red Cross members to receive Medal of MeritNext articleEthan Boyle on Harps Premier Division Relegation Battle News Highland WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Police seek witnesses after gang attack in Omagh Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Police in Omagh are appealing for information after a gang of males carried out an assault in the town in the early hours of Sunday morning last.It is believed that a man is his 20s was set upon by the group of males at the junction of High Street and Bridge Street at around 2:30am. Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Woman charged for contravening Health Protection Regulations in NI

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Woman charged for contravening Health Protection Regulations in NI Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest By News Highland – October 4, 2020 center_img Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications A 46 year old woman has been charged with offences that contravene Northern Ireland’s Health Protection Regulation laws on Coronavirus.They cover requirements under regulations 3, 4, 6 or 7.The PSNI have confirmed this is the first person in Northern Ireland to be charged with these specific offences, since they came into effect earlier this year.Police say the charges relate to offences committed in Strabane.The woman is due to appear before Derry Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleActing CMO warns of “serious escalation” in the coronavirus trendsNext articleWeather warnings in place across 12 counties News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

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Scotland leads the way in conveyancing with seven-days-a-week service for buyers

first_imgThe weekend has always been every agent’s nightmare when a sale is going through the final stages as conveyancing solicitors down tools for a – probably – well-earned rest.But that is set to change in Scotland after a conveyancing firm announced that it is to begin a seven-days-a-week service to help buyers gain the competitive edge.Unlike other conveyancing firms including those in England and Wales that offer online case tracking and call-centres over the weekend, Edinburgh and Glasgow-based Gilson Gray says it will offer a full service including ‘live’ partners on hand to give advice.Weekend legal advice is a key differentiator in Scotland. There solicitors are the first port of call for buyers hoping to make an offer and, therefore, waiting for a whole weekend for their offices to open can be a disadvantage.Gilson Gray’s service will be offered to private purchasers at first before being rolled out to housebuilders, developers and mortgage brokers, who will be able to help their customers get ready to buy a property faster.“Traditionally, people look at a range of properties over the weekend and if they see one, they have to wait until the Monday to contact their solicitor – and by the time they have tracked them down, discussed its merits, agreed a price and submitted a formal offer to the sellers, it could be late in the day or even into the Tuesday,” says Debbie McCathie of Gilson Gray (pictured, left).“Client expectations are changing – with people rightly expecting high levels of service, although solicitors-estate agents have been inclined to stick with traditional way of doing things“Our seven-days-a-week conveyancing service typifies Gilson Gray’s drive to challenge convention – to seek new and imaginative ways to improve the service to clients. We see no value in providing a similar service to everyone else, simply because that’s the way it has always been done.Read more about conveyancing. Gilson Gray Scotland scottish conveyancing Debbie McCathie January 8, 2018Nigel 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 » Scotland leads the way in conveyancing with seven-days-a-week service for buyers previous nextRegulation & LawScotland leads the way in conveyancing with seven-days-a-week service for buyersA conveyancing firm based in Edinburgh and Glasgow has launched a service that could revolutionise how homes are sold all over the UK.Nigel Lewis8th January 201801,781 Viewslast_img read more

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Sales success at Glasgow’s Laurieston Living

first_imgThe first phase of new homes at an award winning development in Glasgow have sold out.22 homes at Laurieston Living were snapped up by buyers in January, with developers Urban Union set to release additional plots very soon.Laurieston is one of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRA) in Glasgow, with work recently beginning on the second phase of 173 private homes, with the first residents due to move in this summer.Phase Two of the development comprises a selection of one, two, three and four bedroom homes.Kirsty Robertson, Sales and Marketing Manager, Urban Union, said, “We have been delighted by the demand for homes in Phase 2 at Laurieston Living – which was so high that we chose to hold appointments with the potential buyers.“Laurieston Living has become the benchmark in Scotland for successful regeneration and hundreds of families are proud to call it home.We look forward to welcoming some new faces to the area later this year and to finding a dream home for other potential buyers in the near future.”Glasgow’s Laurieston Living new apartments Glasgow award winning development Glasgow TRA Transformational Regeneration Areas May 28, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 » Land & New Homes » Sales success at Glasgow’s Laurieston Living previous nextLand & New HomesSales success at Glasgow’s Laurieston LivingThe Negotiator28th May 201801,594 Viewslast_img read more

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Video viewings firm helps ‘hundreds’ of vendors make their own lockdown tours

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Video viewings firm helps ‘hundreds’ of vendors make their own lockdown tours previous nextProducts & ServicesVideo viewings firm helps ‘hundreds’ of vendors make their own lockdown toursHome on Film says many vendors added their own commentary to the videos and that their personal comments have proved a hit with potential buyers.Nigel Lewis3rd June 20200666 Views One of the UK’s leading video viewings platforms for estate agents has said that its experiment during the lockdown to allow home owners to film their own properties with commentary has been a runaway success.Former TV cameraman David Varley, who runs Yorkshire based Home on Film, says the properties that were filmed during the lockdown by vendors have now been viewed 20,000 times and that the owners’ commentary with the videos has also been a surprise hit.“We encourage this in our how-to video guide because it adds a personal touch and it’s surprised us that this has now become the most engaging aspect of the films,” says David.“People talk about the property but they also talk about happy memories they have of it. They talk about the location, the local school, shops and cafes. You don’t get that from photographs or the average virtual tour.“As a result, it’s encouraged agents producing their own videos to add interesting and thoughtful commentary.”Home on Film is one of the largest suppliers of video tours to the industry and is currently trialling a ‘live’ video tour service for websites and portals with 26-branch Yorkshire agency Ryder Dutton.But it says the restrictions of lockdown meant it had to innovate in order to help its agent customers market properties and keep their pipelines alive.“We’ve had hundreds of sellers shooting their properties on their phones and sending them via efilm and the quality is generally very good,” says Varley.“Mobile phones have reached epic proportions in terms of video quality. You can now shoot 4k videos on them. Add a selfie stick to bring balance and you have the perfect low cost property filming solution.”Read more about video viewings.Watch one of the self-filmed videos home on film david varley video viewings June 3, 2020Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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USA: Naval Supply Systems Command Gets Operational Fueling Update

first_img View post tag: operational View post tag: News by topic View post tag: gets USA: Naval Supply Systems Command Gets Operational Fueling Update View post tag: Update April 13, 2012 View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Command View post tag: Fueling Training & Education View post tag: Supply View post tag: Systems Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Supply Systems Command Gets Operational Fueling Update More than 100 Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) employees around the world gathered via video teleconference April 10, to learn how good nutrition fuels our Navy.“No matter what your fitness goals are, good nutrition can help improve your exercise performance, decrease your recovery time from strenuous exercise, prevent injuries due to fatigue, and provide the fuel required during times of high-intensity training and weight control,” said NAVSUP Nutrition Program Manager and Registered Dietician Jennifer Person-Whippo during her interactive presentation about the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS).“The fueling aspect of this program provides Sailors with the tools required to make healthy nutrition choices in both shore-based and operational environments,” said Person-Whippo. “Combining good nutrition with exercise also can help reduce the risk of numerous chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and some cancers.” Person-Whippo encouraged attendees to pay attention to ingredient labels, and try to eat foods that don’t require labeling or packaging in the first place. She said an apple is an apple, easy for your eye to recognize and your body to use. Foods that have been processed and preserved, packaged and promoted, might be less useful to your body than they first appear, even if “healthy” appears somewhere on the label.“If you don’t know what the ingredients are, you probably shouldn’t be eating them,” she said.Person-Whippo said by emphasizing nutrient-dense foods and simple, traditional beverages like water and milk, Sailors can get the most out of their food without requiring their bodies to process things they have a hard time recognizing as food. As another benefit, those foods tend to be less expensive than highly processed convenience and fast foods.The NOFFS program is designed to provide the Navy with a world-class performance training resource for Sailors, as well as Navy health and fitness professionals.Person-Whippo led the nutritional baseline needs assessment during the development of NOFFS. The NAVSUP Nutrition Program is instrumental in delivering the Operational Fueling Series throughout the fleet.NAVSUP’s primary mission is to provide U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality of life issues for our naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 13, 2012;last_img read more

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