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JustGiving expects digital donations to peak on 21 December

first_img This heightened ‘Christmas spirit’ is helped along by evolving technology, with a significant proportion of these spontaneous offerings expected to come from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. For example, in January 2012 the online giving platform saw a 100% month on month jump in traffic from mobiles. The growth in mobile donations is happening in other areas too. Tonight’s Text Santa event on ITV is encouraging the public to make donations via text or online. Top online giving days on JustGiving.comThe “most generous day of the year” for donations on JustGiving in recent years have been: Spread the JoyJustGiving is highlighting nine inspirational Christmas fundraising initiatives in the run up to Christmas with its Spread the Joy campaign. The company will donate £1,000 to the story that is shared the most on social media by Christmas.www.justgiving.com 2009: 22 December 2011: 22 December Howard Lake | 21 December 2012 | News JustGiving expects digital donations to peak on 21 December  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 2008: 23 Decembercenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Justgiving Research / statistics 2007: 21 December 2010: 22 December  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. Online fundraising service JustGiving anticipates that 21 December will see the largest amount donated online in one day in the whole of 2012. Based on previous festive season giving figures for the site, online giving is expected nearly to double today, compared to an average December day.JustGiving reports that the most generous day for online giving typically falls about four or five days before Christmas, before offices and workplaces close for the holiday. A growing volume of donations will be made using smartphones and tablets, according to JustGiving’s research, and this is likely to jump significantly in the New Year as many people start using their new technology Christmas presents. Advertisementlast_img read more

Authoritarianism prevents press freedom progress in much of Asia

first_img Receive email alerts October 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authoritarianism prevents press freedom progress in much of Asia Asia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News News to go further Asia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Related documents Graph_Asie-2.xlsVND.MS-EXCEL – 136 KB June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News Fiji falls furthest, but big advance by Maldives Political power grabs dealt press freedom a great disservice again this year. A military coup caused Fiji (152nd) to fall 73 places. Soldiers moved into Fijian news rooms for several weeks and censored articles before they were published, while foreign journalists were deported. In Thailand, the endless clashes between “yellow shirts” and “red shirts” had a very negative impact on the press’s ability to work. As a result, the kingdom is now 130th.The authoritarianism of existing governments, for example in Sri Lanka (162nd) and Malaysia (131st), prevented journalists from properly covering sensitive subjects such as corruption or human rights abuses. The Sri Lankan government had a journalist sentenced to 20 years in prison and forced dozens of others to flee the country. In Malaysia, the interior ministry imposed censorship or self-censorship by threatening media with the withdrawal of their licence or threatening journalists with a spell in prison.War and terrorism wrought havoc and exposed journalists to great danger. Afghanistan (149th) is sapped not only by Taliban violence and death threats, but also by unjustified arrests by the security forces. Despite having dynamic news media, Pakistan (159th) is crippled by murders of journalists and the aggressiveness of both the Taliban and sectors of the military. It shared (with Somalia) the world record for journalists killed during the period under review.The Asian countries that least respected press freedom were, predictably, North Korea, one of the “infernal trio” at the bottom of the rankings, Burma, which still suffers from prior censorship and imprisonment, and Laos, an unchanging dictatorship where no privately-owned media are permitted.The media in China (168th) are evolving rapidly along with the rest of the country but it continues to have a very poor ranking because of the frequency of imprisonment, especially in Tibet, Internet censorship and the nepotism of the central and provincial authorities. Similarly in Vietnam (166th), the ruling Communist Party targets journalists, bloggers and press freedom activists over what they write about its concessions to China.In the good news section, Maldives (51st) climbed 53 places thanks to a successful democratic transition while Bhutan (70th) rose another four places thanks to further efforts in favour of media diversity.Asia’s few democracies are well placed in the rankings. New Zealand (13th), Australia (16th) and Japan (17th) are all in the top 20. Respect for press freedom and the lack of targeted violence against journalists enable these three countries to be regional leaders.South Korea (69th) and Taiwan (59th) fell far this year. South Korea plummeted 22 places because of the arrests of several journalists and bloggers and the conservative government’s attempts to control critical media. The new ruling party in Taiwan tried to interfere in state and privately-owned media while violence by certain activists further undermined press freedom.Two Asian countries were included in the index for the first time: Papua New Guinea (56th), which obtained a very respectable ranking for a developing country, and the Sultanate of Brunei (155th), which came in the bottom third because of the absence of an independent press. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Organisation last_img read more

Seagrams began production 86 years ago today

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—In a moment of Indiana history today, on December 5, 1933, the Twenty-first Amendment passed, repealing Prohibition. On the same day, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., began production of whiskey in Lawrenceburg. At its height, the company employed more than 2,500 workers in the Hoosier state, many of which worked at a separate bottling planlast_img

Klopp admits Liverpool got ‘lucky’ against Fulham

first_img“Robertson didn’t sufficiently squeeze up and my player is onside and scored a goal. In one moment, a crucial moment, we go from one goal up to one goal down,” said Jokanovic.“In this country you normally can’t show some disrespect to referees but it’s a problem (when they) show disrespect to my team, myself, and the Fulham supporters.“The situation can be a little complicated but you must be sure to take this kind of decision.”Jokanovic admitted his team could have reacted better to Liverpool’s swift break but said it shouldn’t have existed in the first place.“We didn’t defend well this counter-attack but this counter-attack shouldn’t exist. It’s a completely absurd situation we have to defend.”Liverpool had created several reasonable chances before the opening goal — Sadio Mane, Salah and the influential Shaqiri all going close — but Fulham had almost scored first when Ryan Sessegnon capitalised on Joe Gomez’s mistake to close in on goal only to drag his shot wide.Klopp’s men went to the top of the Premier League, albeit they might be there for just a matter of hours depending on the results of matches involving champions Manchester City and Chelsea later Sunday.He was happy enough with Liverpool’s display, even though they were still far from their fluent best.“They played football but a lot of long balls and Mitrovic did outstandingly well in these situations,” said Klopp. “So that was tricky but apart from that I thought the boys did really well.“We created, we passed, we accelerated in the right moments and had big chances early with Sadio, with Shaq, with Mo in the box, when they blocked it last second, when the goalkeeper could make a save.“Apart from scoring more goals, it was a really good performance.”Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp accepted his Liverpool side got “a bit lucky” after a controversial offside flag denied Fulham the lead in their 2-0 defeat at Anfield on Sunday.Under-pressure Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic hit out at what he described as an “absurd” situation after Aleksandar Mitrovic appeared to have headed the bottom-of-the-table visitors into the lead five minutes before the break.Celebrations were cut short by the offside flag, however, and a quick restart from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson allowed Trent Alexander-Arnold to play in Mohamed Salah for his eighth goal of the season and his 34th in his last 36 games at Anfield.Just 14 seconds separated the flag and the Liverpool opener and when Xherdan Shaqiri stretched the lead with a delightful volley eight minutes into the second half the game was beyond the visitors.Klopp was unsure of whether the officials had been right to deny Fulham a goal but hailed the “brilliant” reaction of his Premier League title-chasers in turning the situation to their advantage.“I saw it once, I’m not sure if it was offside or not,” said the Liverpool manager. “We didn’t get a goal against Arsenal when we scored a clearer goal. I don’t want to compare it but you cannot change it.“The most important thing is reacting in a situation like that and that was brilliant. Ally, Trent, Mo and done, it was a fantastic situation.”The German boss also felt Andy Robertson had been impeded in the run up to Fulham’s disallowed goal and it was the Scottish full-back who could have played Mitrovic onside.“Good routine. At the end we were a bit lucky,” admitted Klopp.– ‘Disrespect’ annoys Jokanovic –For Jokanovic, there was no doubt that his side’s possible opening goal should have stood.last_img read more

Woman won’t explain why she threw her 11-year-old son off balcony

first_imgPolice say a Minnesota mother has admitted to throwing her 11-year-old son off of a balcony of their fourth-floor apartment but hasn’t told officers why she did it. Woman accused of throwing 11-year-old son off balcony Police arrested Itayvia Lloyd,33, and charged her with two counts of assault on a police officer in an apparent attack as she was taken to be booked at the Ramsey County jail.Officials are yet to charge Lloyd in the Monday attack on her son.The 11-year-old boy was severely injured, police say he had at least one broken leg, a fractured jaw and head injuries.last_img read more


first_imgCatriona outside one of her inflatable pubs which was officially launched today.Businesswoman Catriona Mulhern didn’t feel too ‘deflated’ when she decided to take redundancy from her old job.That’s because she had plans for a new business which left her walking on air.And today,  after first unveiling her plans on Donegal Daily two months ago, the Co Donegal mum-of-two finally realised her dream when she launched Ireland’s first Pop-Up-Pub. The inflatable bar comes complete with bar taps, furniture and even its own fake fire.Stephen Maguire from Donegal Daily with Catriona Mulhern from Pop-Up-Pups at today’s launch at the Traveller’s Inn in Milford.Catriona, who used to work in the bar trade, said the reaction has been amazing since she first began working on the idea.As well as booking from across Ireland, people have been calling from as far away as Dubai and America.Catriona said “The reaction has been amazing and not something we ever anticipated. We’re dealing with requests from customers all over the world including the USA, continental Europe, the UK, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. “We have a number of confirmed bookings for the coming weeks up and down the country from Donegal to Tipperary and we even have a booking for New Year’s eve. But this is where the hard work begins now.Family and friends help Catriona pull the first pint at the Pop-Up-Pub!The pop-up-pub provides the unit with a standing capacity of 50, along with the flooring, lighting, bar, optics, taps, a smoking shelter and furniture for 20 people seated.Customers can then add to the package by including extra seating, refrigeration, heating, cooler and tap systems, catering facilities, bar staff, an extra marquee, lighting, Karaoke, a DJ or a dance floor.Prices start from €300 and customers provide their own alcohol.The business also plans to cater for children’s parties and is currently designing a ‘party hut’ where kids have their own party venue in their back garden and houses are spared any mess. Catriona says partner Paul will do all the heavy lifting while she’ll plan a business strategy at home – something she has dreamed off all her life having spent many years on the road as a sale rep.“The idea of being able to spend more time at home with our two children is a real bonus. I can plan all our ideas and taking bookings form the office at home and still be with the children,” she said.Catriona revealed that it’s not just young party animals that are booking her Pop-Up-Pubs for 21sts or 40th birthdays.In fact, she has even received some calls from nursing homes looking to see if her company  can cater for senior citizens. “These people obviously can’t got to the pub but if we can bring the pub to them for a night then it will be really something,” she said.The Pop-Up-Pubs can be customised for weddings and other occasions.Catriona said the idea for the business just “popped” into her head.“Some people thought I was a bit mad but sure you can only give it your best shot and hopes it works out.“All the reaction has been positive and now it’s down to hard work and making it a profitable business,” she said.Today she was joined by family and friends who toasted Catriona and Paul well in two of the five inflatable pubs the company now offers.Alongside Paul and Catriona was publican Michael McBride of the Traveller’s Friend in Milford who has helped them from the start with their idea.“I really does hope it works out for them. They’ll have to work hard in the bar trade but Catriona and Paul aren’t afraid of hard work,” he said.The business aims to take the hard work out of planning a party and is fully insured for public liability. For more information on the pop-up-pub,visit www.popuppub.comDONEGAL’S POP-UP-PUB CHAIN TAKES TO THE AIR! was last modified: March 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Catriona MulherndonegalMilfordPop-Up-Publast_img read more

Celebrating 30 days to World Cup

first_imgMEDIA CONTACTSMargaret DingaloDirector: Stakeholder RelationsBrand South Africa+27 11 483 0122The Bree Street Taxi Rank, Noord Street Taxi Rank, Gandhi Square, Jabulani Mall and Maponya Mall in Johannesburg are the places to be on 11 May to join Brand South Africa’s celebrations of 30 days to kickoff of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Download the press releaseA day-long procession through the city will be led by the People’s Bus and will include a Joburg Tourism rig, Harley Davidson bikers and the Metro Police. Starting at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, the procession will make its way to Maponya Mall in Soweto, joined by South African celebrities Arthur, Chomee, Slikour and Sugarmaxx.The people of Johannesburg will be able to join the procession along the way, with prizes to be won.“We encourage South Africans to be great hosts,” says Brand South Africa chief executive Miller Matola. “Let’s show the world our warmth, friendliness and love of the game. We should all fly the flag, sing the national anthem with pride, learn the Diski Dance and celebrate Football Fridays.“Bring along your Diski Dance moves, as well as your knowledge about all things football. Most of all though, bring all your uniquely South African passion and energy.”The People’s Bus will provide an interactive 10-minute tour including Fifa World Cup team facts and trivia, foosball table fun and a mini cinema showing unforgettable moments from previous tournaments. On exiting the bus, good luck messages that will be posted on the Brand South Africa and Bafana Bafana websites can be added to the bus message board.Catch the procession at the following times and places:08h30-09h00: Bree Street Taxi Rank, Newtown09h30-10h00: Noord Street Taxi Rank, Newtown11h00-12h00: Gandhi Square, Newtown13h00-14h00: Community drive through Zola and Jabulani Mall surrounding areas in Soweto14h30-15h30: Jabulani Mall, Soweto17h00-18h00: Maponya Mall, SowetoAbout the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa)The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. These did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of the IMC, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign. There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.last_img read more

Suburban Sprawl Costs a Bundle

first_imgHigher transportation expenses, less mobilityLiving in the suburbs inevitably means a lot more driving, and less walking, and that exacts a surprisingly high price.Vehicle costs alone approach $3,000 a year, before adding costs associated with travel time, vehicle operation, parking, air pollution, water pollution, and traffic accidents.Traffic death rates are two to five times as high in sprawled urban areas as they are in “smart growth communities.”And because suburban development discourages walking, cycling, and public transportation, the authors said, it tends to impose “particularly large burdens on physically, economically and socially disadvantaged people.”“To the degree that sprawl concentrates poverty in urban neighborhoods, it tends to exacerbate social problems such as crime and dysfunctional families,” it continues.The authors said costs cited in the report reflect conditions in North America, but were transferable to developing countries.“Although many of these costs are lower in absolute value in developing countries, due to lower wages and property values, they are probably similar relative to incomes and regional economies,” the report says. “As a result, smart growth policies that create more compact communities can provide substantial economic, social and environmental benefits in both developed and developing countries.” Suburban sprawl means less farmland and reduced agricultural productivity, dirtier air and water, and more traffic congestion, a new study says, and it all adds up to increased costs of about $1 trillion a year in the U.S. The study by The New Climate Economy is an attempt to quantify the economic costs of sprawl (“dispersed, automobile-oriented, urban-fringe development”) while pointing out the benefits of compact, mixed-use building (“smart growth”).“Sprawl provides various benefits, but these are mostly direct benefits to sprawled community residents, while many costs are external, imposed on non-residents,” the report says. “This analysis indicates that sprawl imposes more than $400 billion dollars in external costs and $625 billion in internal costs annually in the U.S., indicating that smart growth policies which encourage more efficient development can provide large economic, social and environmental benefits.”In other words, sprawl can be great, if expensive, for people who live there, but not so great for people who don’t.last_img read more

Nicaraguan FA Apologises for FIFA Awards-Lionel Messi Controversy

first_imgThe Nicaraguan Football Federation (Fenifut) has apologised for questioning the authenticity of the FIFA Best awards and admitted they made a mistake when sending their votes to the world governing body for this year’s vote.Shortly after the awards ceremony on Monday, Nicaragua captain Juan Barrera said that in spite of FIFA documents saying he voted for winner Lionel Messi, he did not take part in the poll. But Fenifut, after backing Barrera’s claims, are now acknowledging they erroneously put Barrera’s name on the form, when the player who voted was left-back Manuel Rosas.”Fenifut would like to make it clear this was a misunderstanding,” the Central American federation said in a statement. “Fenifut would like to apologise.”The claims – along with a mistake by the Egyptian FA which meant that votes for Mohamed Salah were not counted – cast a pall over the results announced in Milan on Monday.Barcelona’s Argentina striker Messi picked up the FIFA player of the year award for a record sixth time, beating off competition from Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.Liverpool manager Klopp took the top coach gong for the first time, ahead of Premier League counterparts Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur).The captain and coach of every national soccer federation affiliated to FIFA get to vote on the player of the year, along with one media representative from each country.In FIFA’s published list, Barrera’s top three selections in the best male player category were shown as Messi, Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo.Fenifut said those were actually Rosas’ picks. controversyFIFAfifa awardsFIFA Controversy First Published: September 28, 2019, 12:10 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Pink outfit puts Lutfunnahar in peril