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East African Breweries Limited ( 2006 Annual Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hotshot: Connacht prop Conan O’Donnell

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On his way: Conan O’Donnell running out to play for Connacht in Europe. (Photo: Inpho) TAGS: Connacht How did you get into rugby?My first sport was Gaelic football, which I started when I was three or four, with St Mary’s. I played until U18s and we won lots of county titles. I started at Sligo rugby club when I was six or seven. I enjoyed it but I wasn’t any good when I was younger.Have you played in many different positions?I used to be a winger until I was nine or ten, then Four Star Pizza came to town and that turned me into a front row! I’ve bee a prop since I was about 12 and can play on both sides of the scrum.Do you prefer one side?I have played a lot of loosehead this season but I’m way more used to playing tighthead and that is where I would like to be in the long term.When did you start to take your rugby seriously?When I got into the Connacht squad at U15s. I started to put my mind to it more and more. I started taking better care of myself. I didn’t go to a rugby school so I did a lot of extra training by myself.Are you still studying?I am at NUIG (National University of Ireland in Galway) doing business, part-time. Date of birth: 23 May, 1996. Country: Ireland What has it been like playing in the Pro12 and Challenge Cup this season?There were a lot of injuries at Connacht so I got a chance. It’s a great experience. I’ve learnt loads already. The Connacht Eagles and Ireland U20 matches prepared me well for it, but it’s still a step up.What are your aims now?To be part of a wining team in the U20 Six Nations and World Championship. The talent is there but we will have to work very hard. Hopefully I’ll get more Connacht caps too.RW Verdict: O’Donnell has played for Ireland U18 and made nine appearances for the U20s last season. With Pro12 and European rugby experience under his belt now too, he should kick on in the green of Ireland and Connacht. First published in the March 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine.last_img read more

Autumn Internationals Scotland v Fiji Preview

first_imgLook out for Alivereti Veitokani off the bench, too. The fly-half  has won huge plaudits for his performances for Fijian Drua in their National Rugby Championship triumph.What have the coaches said?Scotland coach Gregor Townsend: “They pose huge threats off turnover ball, utilising some of the best individual players, one-on-one, in the world.“We have to be physical and accurate, play to our strengths and put them under pressure in areas they don’t want to go into, to make sure the game is open for us but not for them.”Fiji coach John McKee: “We approach every Test match with the belief that we can win. We have had success over Scotland at home but it’s important for us to nail some results against Tier One teams away from home.”Related: The opportunities and the obstacles for Pacific Islands rugbyLast meeting: Fiji beat Scotland in Suva in June 2017 (Getty Images)Any interesting statistics?Fiji have beaten Scotland twice in seven Tests, including their most recent meeting in 2017 (27-22), but both those victories came in Suva.Exeter lock Sam Skinner will make his Test debut for Scotland, starting in the second row alongside Grant Gilchrist, and Setareki Tuicuvu earns his first cap for Fiji at full-back.Scotland’s starting XV contains 110 more caps than Fiji – 446 to 336 – but Fiji’s pack is more experienced. Fiji’s eight have 221 caps compared to Scotland’s 141.In their last five Tests, Scotland have scored 22 tries and Fiji have scored 25, so expect plenty of attacking rugby in Edinburgh!What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Saturday 10 November, Scotland v Fiji, BT MurrayfieldThe action in Edinburgh kicks off at 2.30pm and the Test is being broadcast live on BBC One.Who’s the referee?Ireland’s Andrew Brace has the whistle at Murrayfield, with an English double act as his assistants in Luke Pearce and Karl Dickson. Kiwi Ben Skeen is the TMO.What are the line-ups?Scotland: Stuart Hogg; Tommy Seymour, Alex Dunbar, Pete Horne, Sean Maitland; Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (captain); Allan Dell, Fraser Brown, WP Nel, Sam Skinner, Grant Gilchrist, Ryan Wilson, Jamie Ritchie, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: Stuart McInally, Alex Allan, Simon Berghan, Jonny Gray, Josh Strauss, George Horne, Adam Hastings, Chris Harris.Fiji: Setareki Tuicuvu; Metui Talebula, Semi Radradra, Jale Vatabua, Vereniki Goneva; Ben Volavola, Frank Lomani; Campese Ma’afu, Sam Matavesi, Manasa Saulo, Tevita Cavubati, Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu (captain), Peceli Yato, Viliame Mata. TAGS: Fiji Autumn Internationals Scotland v Fiji PreviewScotland coach Gregor Townsend has described Fiji as “the Brazil of rugby” in the lead-up to Saturday’s game at BT Murrayfield and he knows only too well the attacking threats the islanders possess having seen his side lose 27-22 in Suva in 2017.Townsend wants his team to play an all-court attacking game but he will be wary of things becoming too loose this weekend because that will play into the hands of the Fijians, who love to launch counter-attacks and take advantage of badly organised defences.Scotland’s defensive flaws were exposed by Wales last weekend and Fiji have the players to exploit any sign of a gap.Pete Horne, who starts in Scotland’s midfield on Saturday, is well aware of the talent at Fiji’s disposal: “It’s going to be a hell of a game. They beat us the last time and they’ve got an incredible team. They’ve got so many good players that if they can click on the day they can be a match for anyone. It will be a huge challenge but very exciting.Losing cause: Pete Horne tries to find space against Wales last weekend (Getty Images)“Peceli Yato, the back-row from Clermont, is awesome. Leone Nakarawa is certainly the best player I’ve ever played with; I’d probably say he’s the best player in the world. He’s incredible. It’s exciting to have these guys coming to Scotland to play.”Horne has fond memories of touring Fiji in June 2017, saying: “I have a lot of time for Fiji. When we went out to schools, the reception you got from people was incredible. It’s just such a brilliant place.“I was blown over by how friendly the people are, how amazing the whole country was.”Horne and his team-mates will just be hoping they are not blown away by the skill of Fiji’s rugby players on Saturday afternoon.Best in the world? Fiji lock Leone Nakarawa on the attack for Racing 92 (Getty Images)What’s the big team news?Gregor Townsend has made a significant nine changes to the starting team that lost to Wales last week, including bringing in Finn Russell and Greig Laidlaw at half-back. The France-based duo were unable to play last week as the Test fell outside the official international window. Laidlaw will captain the side on Saturday.Elsewhere in the backs, Stuart Hogg returns from an ankle injury to start at full-back, Sean Maitland comes in at wing and Pete Horne has been promoted from the bench to start at inside-centre, with Huw Jones dropping out of the 23.Up front, Fraser Brown starts at hooker with Stuart McInally moving to the bench, there is a new second-row combination in Grant Gilchrist and Sam Skinner, while Matt Fagerson will wear the No 8 shirt.Fiji haven’t played since losing to Tonga in June and compared to that side, there are six personnel changes as well as two positional ones.Related: Rivalry and friendship on show as Tonga beat FijiVereniki Goneva moves back to his familiar position of wing from centre while Viliame Mata, who has been so impressive for Edinburgh, moves from the second row to No 8.Star performer: Viliame Mata has impressed for Edinburgh (Getty Images)Semi Radradra comes in at 13 with the other changes in the backs being Setareki Tuicuvu at full-back and Metui Talebula on the wing. The half-back pairing of Ben Volavola and Frank Lomani is retained, with the former going head-to-head with his Racing 92 team-mate Russell.Up front, Sam Matavesi starts at hooker – his first Test since 2013, Tevita Cavubati is at lock and the dangerous Clermont flanker Peceli Yato is at openside. Double act: Finn Russell and Greig Laidlaw team up at half-back (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It could be all-out attack as Scotland take on Fiji at Murrayfield this weekend – here are all the details you need Replacements: Mesulame Dolokoto, Eroni Mawi, Kalivate Tawake, Albert Tuisue, Semi Kunatani, Henry Seniloli, Alivereti Veitokani, Eroni Vasiteri.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Best Rugby Boots for Speed 2021

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Please follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Best Rugby Boots for Speed 2021How do you reach max speed? You put as much power out as possible with as little weight as possible. The power part of that equation is all down to you but the right rugby boots can help with the weight. A light boot not only helps increase your speed, it also helps you stay agile and dance past defenders. If speed is your only focus then go light.There are other factors to consider, however. A very flexible boot will reduce the power you can generate as instead of driving through the ground your power will go towards bending and flexing the boot. Modern boots targeted towards improving player speed will tend to offer a solid, or even reinforced, sole that ensures all that power turns into speed.The last thing to look at is grip. Bigger studs are heavier and that will slow you down, but, you can’t reach top speed if you are slipping around in the mud. In bad weather you are well advised to choose grip at the expense of lightness.Best Rugby Boots for SpeedNike Mercurial Superfly Elite DF SG Boots(Nike)Let’s kick off with something a bit different. The Mercurial Superfly Elite is an example of where boots for backs are heading. The knit upper is exceptionally lightweight, it is basically just a slightly over-engineered sock. That means two things: unrivalled comfort and unrivalled agility.No matter what boot you were wearing before, these will be a monumental step up. Add plenty of traction, thanks to the combination of stud types, and a perfect kicking surface, designed for a football, and these boots are ideal for a winger looking to break open the game.+ Built for football, these boots are ideal if you plan on making kicking a part of your game+ These soft-ground boots have a stud pattern which should allow for year-round use– £200+ for boots is extraordinarily expensiveBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £260Buy Now from Sports Direct for £138.50Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £260Gilbert Kaizen 1.0 SG Boots(Gilbert)Designed for speed and agility, these are ideal for fleet-footed outside backs. A knitted upper, brought over from football boots, hugs the foot without adding more than the bare essentials in weight. Perfect for some dazzling footwork and a sprint into the open field.The offset laces mean that, even when your only option is to kick, you can do it with confidence thanks to an unbroken kicking zone.+ Very lightweight but still offering a solid and secure fit+ A raised heel ensures you are always in the most powerful position when you need to surge by the last defender– The knitted upper and lightweight construction means you can expect a few bruised toes, even if you avoid rucks as much as possibleBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £45Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £40Buy Now from Amazon from £83.84Mizuno Morelia Neo 3 Beta SG Boots(Mizuno)This offering from the Japanese firm just screams pace. The Morelia Neo 3 Betas weigh in at an almost impossibly light 190g. The barefoot knit material around the collar reduces weight but a series of beta mesh windows mean the weight reduction doesn’t come at the expense of either comfort or stability.Mizuno have even toned down the logo to save weight, all in the pursuit of a perfect boot for the quick players.+ A perfect mixture of lightweight without compromising foot security+ A mix of plastic and metal studs should offer enough traction, without the discomfort of full metal studs, for year-round use– This is a premium boot with a price tag to matchBuy Now from ProDirectRugby for £215Buy Now from Amazon from £106.12Puma Future 5.3 Netfit FG/AG Boots(Puma)The Future is aptly named, this is what rugby boots will become. Part sock and part boot, the Future is super lightweight but with a lacing system which keeps the foot firmly locked down.That means despite the flimsy looking exterior they will allow you to dance around with as much confidence as any ‘normal’ looking boot. Unsurprisingly, for a football boot, the contact area is ideal for kickers.+ Perfect for powering through the line or dancing past a defender, thanks to excellent foot security+ Great on hard surfaces and synthetic ground, this offer usage in all but the worst conditions– The colour scheme might be a bit out there for some, although the Battenburg styling will appeal to those who like to stand out Buy Now from Amazon from £22.49Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £40Buy Now from Puma for £70Adidas Predator XP FG Boots(Adidas)As a kid the Predator was the boot you had to have if you were playing football. That boot has evolved to this. The Predator XP has a knit upper to provide breathability but that is combined with foot security so you can dart left and right and know that your foot will be held in place.Asymmetrical laces increase the contact patch so you can be confident of a consistent outcome when kicking.+ Extra padding around the ankle cuff will protect your ankle joint from any impact+ Lightweight and comfortable but with a secure fit to allow for fast footwork– The firm ground studs probably won’t offer enough traction in the midwinter so you will need a second pair for soft groundBuy Now from Sports Direct for £120Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £127Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £170Adidas X.Ghosted 1 FG Boots(Adidas)Ideal for speedy backs who steer clear of the rough stuff or prioritise accurate kicking over the odd bruise. Exceptionally lightweight construction and sock like comfort will leave you feeling like you’re not wearing any shoes at all.A carbon-fibre insert under the foot means that all power is sent straight through the turf to fire you forward rather than lost in a bendy sole. There is plenty of space on the toe and instep for consistent and accurate kicking.+ Exceptionally lightweight but more than comfortable enough to wear for hours on end+ Ideal for kickers who want a clear contact patch between boot and ball– Right at the top end of the budget for most and, unless you live somewhere warm and dry, unusable in the winter monthsBuy Now from Adidas for £179.95Buy Now from Sports Direct for £179.99Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £180Canterbury Speed 2.0 SG Boots(Canterbury)A blend of pure speed and lightweight agility with enough grip to keep you planted even when the weather turns bad. A locked in toebox and collar ensures the wearer can be confident when dancing around in the backfield but cushioning on the ankle means these boots feel more like slippers than jail cells.Six metal studs on the outer, with seven additional molded studs, allows these boots to be worn throughout the whole year. They are comfortable on cricket pitch-esque touch grounds and quagmire like December surfaces.+ A reasonably priced boot that can do it all+ Eye popping colour scheme which is noticeable without being over the top– As the name suggests, these don’t come with much in the way of protectionBuy Now from Canterbury for £18Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £15Buy Now from Sports Direct for £27.50Under Armour Speedform CRM Leather SG Boots(Under Armour)The anatomical heel cup keeps your foot firmly planted while the foam interior ensures that close fit doesn’t translate into discomfort. The synthetic leather exterior gives the same comfort without overstretching or taking on more water which would adjust the fit.They are designed for soft ground but the combination of metal and plastic studs mean these will be perfect virtually all year round.+ The all-white colour scheme is breathtaking and will stand out on any pitch+ A well mixed set of studs allows for comfort on hard ground and traction on soft surfaces– With an RRP of £180, hese are nearer the top end of most people’s budgetBuy Now from ProDirectRugby for £55That concludes our guide to the best rugby boots for speed in 2020. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A buyers’ guide to the best boots for flying wingers and full-backslast_img read more

El Libro Azul en español está ahora disponible para ser…

first_imgEl Libro Azul en español está ahora disponible para ser descargado An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted May 30, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] El Informe a la 77 ª Convención General, comúnmente conocido como El Libro Azul, [Blue Book] se encuentra disponible en español- llamado El Libro Azul – para ser descargado en formato PDF sin cargo alguno en el sitio de la página web de la Iglesia EpiscopalLa Convención General del 2012 se llevará a cabo del 5 al 12 julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Indianápolis en Indiana (Diócesis Episcopal de Indianápolis).El Libro Azul, tiene más de 450 páginas y contiene los informes de los comités, de las comisiones, agencias y juntas para la Convención General, así como más de 150  Resoluciones “A” presentadas como parte de esos informes que serán consideradas en el evento de julio.Los Apéndices del informe de la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música que han sido traducidos, se pueden encontrar en el Internet adjuntos a aquellas resoluciones propuestas en, con información actualizada según la traducción de las páginas sea completada.Si tiene preguntas sobre El Libro Azul, comuníquese con Christopher Barajas en la oficina de la Convención General, [email protected] para la Convención General: #GC77En inglés: Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

Adventure Capital Fund group to manage Communitybuilders

first_imgA consortium led by the Adventure Capital Fund (ACF) has been appointed to deliver Communitybuilders, the £70 million government programme which aims “to help build more cohesive, engaged and active communities through investment in community-led organisations looking to develop long term viability”.The Communitybuilders programme is intended to help organisations work towards long-term financial stability and away from grant dependency.Organisations will be able to apply for loans and grants and have access to expert support and mentoring services. Advertisement Adventure Capital Fund group to manage Communitybuilders AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ACF will be delivering Communitybuilders in partnership with Futurebuilders England and the Community Alliance (Development Trusts Association, bassac and Community Matters), on behalf of Communities and Local Government (CLG) and the Office of the Third Sector (OTS).ACF has also secured a commitment from Unity Trust Bank to provide up to £40 million match funding for the programme.Caroline Forster, Communitybuilders Director at ACF, said: “The delivery team combines ACF’s track record as a leading investor in community anchors with Futurebuilders England’s fund management expertise and the Community Alliance’s grassroots understanding and support for community organisations.”Communitybuilders will be open for applications later this summer. However, those organisations who wish to register an interest in applying for the fund or would like further information can call 0191 261 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.center_img Howard Lake | 30 June 2009 | News  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Office of the Third Sectorlast_img read more

Blood cancer charity launches in-house Pledgeit crowdfunding site

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research has launched Pledgeit, which it claims is “the first crowdfunding website to be built in-house by a charity”. The service lets people challenge their friends to do something different and raise funds for the charity while they do so. This could be something funny or aspirational, whether it is writing a book, doing stand-up comedy, or performing at a concert. Once a challenge has been set and shared via social media, other friends can chip in with pledges. They too can share the event with their friends and contacts. At the end of the challenge the person is crowned a “pledgend”, and all the money raised goes to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Advertisement Blood cancer charity launches in-house Pledgeit crowdfunding site Howard Lake | 30 November 2012 | News Although there are lots of crowdfunding platforms available, none of them work in the same way as Pledgeit: the model did not yet exist where someone sets up and controls the challenge, and the money is only released if the challenge is completed by another party. We don’t pay any percentage fee, as we would if using an external platform. The data is ours. Many crowdfunding platforms release very little data. For example, there may be opportunities to analyse trends in challenges that are set up to gain insight that can be fed into fundraising planning. All lessons learned are kept in-house – developing staff and improving our knowledge. We will be integrating it directly with our CRM system and web platform (CiviCRM and Drupal respectively). We can see opportunities for using similar functionality in other ways We can see opportunities to expand the usage of Pledgeit as a platform – perhaps for other charities too We like to stretch and develop our people.The platform has cost around £20,000 so far, but the charity is confident in can recoup that within six months if 12 or so challenges are completed that raise a similar amount to that achieved by a London Marathon  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Thomas Muirhead, head of digital at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said: “Pledgeit is based on the crowdfunding concept, where lots of people donate small sums of money to a project. We hope people will challenge each other to inspirational activities they will remember forever. Now is the time to encourage your friends to do the things they have always talked about doing, but have never quite managed.” Initially all money raised will go to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The platform will subsequently be made available to other charities in due course. Why in-house?Muirhead told UK Fundraising why the charity had chosen the in-house route. Pledgeit is designed to reverse the popular fundraising approach in which a person decides to do an event or challenge and then asks friends for sponsorship. 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.last_img read more

Rep. Chu Statement on 50th Anniversary of Landmark Education Law

first_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Rep. Chu Statement on 50th Anniversary of Landmark Education Law Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 | 1:21 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on April 11, 1965:Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), every child has the right to an equitable education, regardless of race, zip code, family income, background, or disability. Education is the greatest equalizer, and the ESEA helps accomplish this by helping break down the socio-economic barriers students face. Fifty years since the ESEA was passed, we have seen great progress, but there is still more work to be done to bridge the chasm of inequality. States and local educational agencies must be accountable for the education of all students, and we must ensure that critical funding and resources go to those that need it the most. And, for the almost 5 million English language learners in the U.S., we must make certain that they have the support that they need to succeed. I will continue to fight to ensure that the ESEA is not only reauthorized, but also strengthened to further promote educational excellence for every child.”The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was first passed in 1965, and has been reauthorized seven times since then, most recently in 2002 as No Child Left Behind. The latest version of ESEA expired in 2007, and Congress has been unable to reach a reauthorization agreement since. Currently, there is a proposal in the House to rewrite ESEA, H.R. 5, The Student Success Act, and the Senate version is planned to be introduced next week. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Community Gathers Tonight for a Night Against Crime

first_img Community News Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business Newscenter_img Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Uncategorized Community Gathers Tonight for a Night Against Crime Tuesday’s National Night Out features police and community coming together to connect on a personal level By RACHEL YOUNG Published on Monday, August 3, 2015 | 11:04 am At a previous National Night Out, Chalk artists Nicole Mendoza and Sandra Garbay created a street mural for the children to show it’s safe to play, day or night, in the neighborhood.The Pasadena Police Department will join other law-enforcement agencies and communities throughout the nation by throwing a citywide “National Night Out” block party on Tuesday, August 4th from 4 – 10 p.m.Pasadena residents will gather at 16 different block parties around the city to discuss safety and security issues with the Pasadena Police Department and meet neighbors.The Pasadena Police Department invites the community to participate and show their support of crime and drug prevention by organizing a simple neighborhood front yard party, potluck, or informal Neighborhood Watch Meeting on National Night Out.The Kickoff event featuring the Mobile Command Post, the Fire Department, and the squadron of police including remarks by Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Bella Vista Avenue with food for all.The largest block party will kick off at 4:00 p.m. at Kings Villages located on Hammond Avenue.Free-flowing food, music, and games will take place in the block party locations.“Bring a good attitude and a healthy appetite,” Community Services Sergeant Christ Gutierrez said. “It brings the police department and the community together. We get to know each other on a more personal level.”Beginning at 5:30 Pasadena Police representatives will visit as many registered neighborhood parties as possible.National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit, created National Night Out 32 years ago to strengthen police and community relationships. The night also brings the neighborhood spirits up and sends a message to criminals that neighbors are aware and going to take action against drugs and crime.Block Parties for National Night out will be held at the following locations with varying start times, most beginning at 6:00 p.m.:Belle Vista Ave. between Villa and MapleChester between Villa and Orange GroveN Madison Ave. between Jackson and Thompson Dr.393 Adena StreetSinaloa Ave. between Asbury and WashingtonHighland between Santa Rosa and MadisonCedar between El Molino and Navarro1011 N Garfield Ave.644 N Marengo Ave.Sunset Ave. between Orange Grove and MountainKings Villages—Hammond Avenue between Fair Oaks and Morton Ave.1180 N Lincoln AveAtchison Street between Madison Ave. and Los Robles Ave.Armada Dr. between West Gate St. and Everts St.455 Laguna RoadResidents, who would like to have a Pasadena Police representative stop by their “National Night Out” party, should simply contact:For Area 1 or Area 4 contact Kathleen “Kitty” Johnson at (626) 744-7650 or [email protected] Area 2 contact Hilda Jurado at (626) 744-7659 or [email protected] Area 3 and Area 5 contact Karla Kauhola at (626) 744-7657 or [email protected] you are unsure of your area call any of the numbers listed above. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more