Free marketing, design and PR on offer to five charities

first_img Howard Lake | 15 December 2006 | News Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Free marketing, design and PR on offer to five charities The offer has been made following the agency’s recent commitment to pledge £1,500 to help promote Caring Matters Now, a charity that supports individuals who suffer from Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN). The support involved designing and producing a range of marketing materials to help Caring Matters Now raise money for scientific research into the causes and treatments of CMN. Lucy Hardwidge from Caring Matters Now said: “Good marketing literature is essential to promoting our charity and funding our research so we are pleased they have chosen to assist us in this way. Like many charities, we are working with a limited marketing and PR budget, so this pledge was invaluable”.CBA Design and Marketing was established in 1991 and is based in Stapleford in Cambridge.NB. Update 20/12/2006: the first five places have now been taken so no further applications are invited. CBA had an “overwhelming response” as a result of this story on UK Fundraising. The company is still happy to hear from charities who would like to discuss their marketing needs.center_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CBA Design and Marketing is offering five charities the opportunity to benefit from a free marketing, design and public relations consultation in the New Year.The free session will help UK charities evaluate the effectiveness of their current marketing strategy, look at how to improve their presence in the marketplace and consider design and PR issues and requirements.To enter, charities need to e-mail Michael Fegan or telephone him on 01223 845550. The first five charities to respond will qualify for the free consultation. Advertisement 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

Girls Athlete of the Week: Makenna Hicks of La Salle High School

first_img Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name: Makenna HicksSchool: La Salle High SchoolSport: GolfGrade: SophomoreAccomplishment: The Lancers captain finished off her sophomore season by earning first-team all-league honors at the Camino Real League finals at Griffith Park on Thursday. Hicks regularly shot team-low scores all year, and she also boasts a 4.0 grade-point average. 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  top box 10 Girls Athlete of the Week: Makenna Hicks of La Salle High School From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 24, 2016 | 3:04 pmcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Seaboard donates to Dharm Shala

first_imgThe Seaboard Overseas Trading Group, through its local subsidiary National Milling Company (NAMILCO), on Thursday handed over a monetary contribution to Dharm Shala, a home for persons who need shelter and other assistance.The contribution was handed over by Managing Director of NAMILCO, Bert Sukhai. According to him, it is part of their annual social corporate responsibility. Other shelters and organisations that would have benefitted in the past include Bal Nivas, Ptolemy Reid Center, Doobay Medical Clinic among others.Managing Director Bert Sukhai (fourth from left) makes the contribution to Kella Ramsaroop of the Dharm Shala“It’s a yearly thing that we do for our overseas company. We are part of a group called Seaboard Corporation and they make donations every year worldwide to our subsidiaries. We’re fortunate that for the last seven or eight years, they have been giving us a donation to give to charity,” Sukhai expressed.Managing Director of the Dharm Shala, Kella Ramsaroop received the donation on behalf of the shelter. Presently, there are about 25 persons who are being cared for at the shelter.She insisted that these individuals are being provided with meals, sleeping accommodation, religious outlets and all other necessities. The company was thanked for their sizeable donation, as it would assist those in need.“I always say that we’re national interest. We not only feed these people, but we do a lot for them. We look after their social and religious beliefs and everything”.Seaboard Overseas Training Group lists its missions as promoting health, development, education of children, empowerment of women, assisting with programmes dedicated to improving public health, eliminating hunger and promoting nutrition, developing sustainable agriculture and providing funding to other worthy causes.Some 98 years ago, the Dharm Shala was founded by Pandit Ramsaroop Maraj. On 1941, twenty years after, he established the Albouystown facility, the Dharm Shala extended its services to Berbice, where it established a building of similar capacity and erected a temple and a church to serve its residents and the wider community.last_img read more

Kerr on Durant: If we can get past Houston, ‘good news’ he could rejoin action

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – The Warriors’ initial fears became a reality.Kevin Durant had an MRI on Thursday that confirmed a strained right calf, sidelining him for when the Warriors play the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals here on Friday. Should the Rockets force a Game 7 for Sunday at Oracle Arena, Durant will miss that game, too.And yet even if …last_img read more

Piketon farmer’s ingenuity scores him a U.S. Patent

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One hot summer of dealing with the task of connecting his old 330 John Deere hay baler’s driveshaft to the PTO of his John Deere 6230 was quite enough for 80-year-old Roy Noel.As Noel was working on his rolling-hill farm in Pike County, he came up with a solution for this painstaking chore.“The first year I had that tractor, I could hardly turn the power take off shaft and the driveshaft on that baler is really heavy. It was all I could do to hold it up when I was connecting it,” Noel said. “By the time I tried to hold that driveshaft up, in line, and turn the tractor’s shaft to put it together, 20 minutes would go by.”The second year in the hay fields with those same green and yellow implements, Noel knew that there had to be a better, more productive way to get the job done.“I had a prototype of this tool I designed made at a shop in Waverly,” Noel said, as he showed off his “Y”-shaped, wrench type instrument with a thumb screw on one tip. “I used it all of that summer on my baler, bush hog and mower conditioner and it worked just fine.”Noel knew he had something that could make a difference on many other farms, like it did for his, so he called up a lawyer in Cincinnati. After 3 years, Noel’s ingenuity and hard work was recognized in the form of a U.S. patent. Patent number 9,009,943, to be exact, means Noel is the only one that can manufacture this particular design.“Research was done about this idea of mine all the way back to the 1800’s, and I found out that PTOs on tractors didn’t start until the 1920’s,” Noel said. “So I figured I had something unique, which surprised me because the concept is so simple.”Noel’s inventions give a farmer just enough leverage to turn the tractor’s PTO shaft to get any piece of equipment hooked up safely and much more efficiently, in about 10 seconds.The prototype still sits on Noel’s kitchen table, alongside one of 31 tools that have been manufactured for sale. Right now he is all sold out.This isn’t the first time that Noel, a retired machinist, has come up with an idea on his farm that has made the job more productive. Years ago, he designed a guard on a small bush hog to keep the weeds from wrapping around the shaft, but the idea of patenting that concept never came to mind and he says he wouldn’t mess with another patent now.As for the patent he did get, he doesn’t plan to keep it too much longer.“I’m not sure what it’s worth, but the plan is to sell this patent,” Noel said. “I’m dealing with a company in Arizona that specializes in selling patents like this and they will deal on the price with a company that wants to buy it. They’ll get a small percentage for selling it and I’ll get the rest.”When that day comes, Noel says he doesn’t have any big plans because he is too attached to the farm.While Noel waits for that little piece of paper to come in the mail, he is getting plenty of big items sent to him, including commendations from the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives.“Between the patent letter and those two recognitions from Columbus, we have plenty of new frames to hang,” Noel said, as he looked along the walls lined with his prized deer heads. “But I guess we’ll have to move some of these first.”Trophies from a good day in the woods will soon be replaced by trophies from a lifetime of a job well done in the field.last_img read more

Facebook and Twitter on TV: Hands-On with Verizon FiOS’s New Widgets

first_imgFinally, the best part: updating your Facebook status. An option at the bottom allows you to update your status with a pre-configured message that says what show your watching. Although I still wish that I could customize my message, this simple, one-button post option is a great feature to have. On the next screen, you’re presented with boxes to enter in your Facebook email address and password. There’s a handy option to “Remember Me” so you don’t have to re-enter your email each time. You’re also prompted to set up an optional numeric passcode which you can use in the future in lieu of entering in your password. I recommend doing so – pushing numbers on your remote is a lot easier and faster than using that on-screen keyboard. Now you can enter your new passcode to access the Facebook widget, but before you begin you still have to scroll through pages and pages of an end-user agreement and select “I agree” at the end. Once you’re past these initial setup configurations, you can proceed with logging into your Facebook account. The Facebook widget only appears on one half of your screen, so you can play around with it while still continuing to watch whatever program you have on. ConclusionOverall, I’m thrilled to have this sort of functionality on my TV, but I’d like to see a few improvements. I’d like the option to make the Twitter widget more of a client so I can tweet an opinion about what I’m watching or at least that I’m watching something. Although the on-screen keyboard is cumbersome and slow, what better way to kill time in between commercials? I’d also like to type in custom Facebook status messages in the same way. The only other major complaint was speed. There was a bit of a delay when scrolling through photos in my album, for example, and hitting the scroll button again and again only led to the selection moving way too far ahead of where I wanted to go. I should have known better than to keep mashing it, but with TVs, you expect instant reactions. Channel Up changes the channel immediately, for example, without any delay. Also, when viewing tweets, scrolling up and down through the list did a weird refresh of the entire screen which was distracting. I didn’t see the same type of refresh when scrolling through Facebook updates, so it seems like something is really off there. Perhaps the widget also doing a search to look for more current updates…I’m not sure. In any event, it needs to be fixed. But at the end of the day, despite these issues, having Facebook and Twitter on my TV is truly incredible. Oh, I should also mention that the Widget Bazaar introduces two other widgets: Sudoku and ESPN Fantasy Sports. More widgets will launch in the future. I’ve only included a selection of images in this post, for all the photos from my TV, you can visit the online album here. Both the “Friends – Status Updates” and the “All Friends” section looked exactly the same to me. I thought the “All Friends” section would be more like the News Feed (so-and-so posted a photo, so-and-so requested help in Mafia Wars), but that didn’t appear to be the case. It’s possible that all my friends were just surprisingly inactive on Facebook at the time I launched this section, but I’m not so sure. In any event, both sections looked exactly the same: a list of friends and their status messages. Once logged in, your new Facebook sidebar appears with your current program still playing to the right. There’s an option at the top to “switch user” which will probably introduce a whole new way to fight over the remote control (it’s my turn on Facebook!). The first option – the one to view your “Profile” – is actually quite boring. It just displays your current profile photo and status, two things you probably don’t need to see. Unfortunately, there’s no way to use the on-screen keyboard to post a custom status update from within this area. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#Product Reviews#twitter#web Last night, something amazing happened: Facebook and Twitter came to my TV. No, I didn’t go out and purchase some brand-new internet-enabled “TV of the future,” I just received an upgrade to my DVR. Thanks to Verizon FiOS and their new “Widget Bazaar,” I can now access Facebook and Twitter using only my remote control. Jealous? You should be. TV will never be the same again. We first covered Verizon’s vision for the web-connected TV back in March of this year when the service was still in development. Little did we know then how soon we’d actually see it in action. Since that initial first look, Verizon’s Widget Bazaar, an on-screen gallery of web-enabled widgets, has been polished and tweaked quite a bit. You’ll be able to see the differences by comparing the images taken then with the ones embedded below. At the very least, the service represents a good first step in bringing the web to the TV without losing that essential “TV experience” which has more to do with passively holding a remote than it does with actively typing onto a keyboard. That psychological barrier between participation levels involved in surfing the net and watching TV is probably what led early internet-enabled TV experiences to fail…like “Web TV” for example. People just don’t want keyboards in the living room. Verizon seems to understand our need for more passive interaction and has made nearly everything about their web-enabled TV service easy to perform with the Verizon FiOS remote control. Hands-On: Facebook on the TVFirst things first. Before you can have any fun with the Widget Bazaar, you have to configure a parental control password. This may seem a bit odd, but it’s understandable given some of the Twitter hashtags we’ve seen become trending topics lately. To set up the parental control passcode, you have to delve into settings. It’s not really that difficult and the process was complete in a matter of moments. The interface to all these options looks the same: tweets on the right, TV show playing on the left – just like with the Facebook widget. The tweets don’t update automatically, but you can press “OK” on your remote to refresh them. You can also scroll up and down through the list to see more. The absolute coolest option within the Twitter widget is its ability to display tweets about the current show. In my case, I was watching “Pan’s Labyrinth” on HBO (which is, by the way, an odd but interesting tale). Surprisingly, there were a few others tweeting about this movie, too. Of course, had I been watching something more common – like American Idol for instance – there surely would have been tons more tweets to see. The only problem with the way these tweets are displayed is the lack of a timestamp. I really don’t know if these folks were watching Pan’s Labyrinth with me right now or if they were watching it sometime in the past. Related Posts sarah perez The “Albums” section was particularly fun and probably the most useful of all the options. Here, you can launch a list of your Facebook photo albums and then scroll through the pictures they contained in a slideshow-like format. Another tap on the “OK” button would launch the pictures full-screen. Hands-On: Twitter on the TVBefore you can start using the Twitter widget, you have to agree yet again to another Terms of Service. Besides the typical lawyerly stuff you’d expect to see, there was an interesting section that pointed you to www22.verizon.com/terms to read more about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for info on how to contact Verizon with claims. There was also a section that informed you how to report child pornography posted to Twitter. (I wasn’t even aware that Twitter had that problem, but I guess Verizon’s lawyers were just covering all their bases). Unlike with Facebook, you don’t configure your own Twitter account within this widget. That means you can’t see your replies, direct messages or your friends’ timeline. In other words, this widget isn’t a Twitter client. That’s disappointing because I’d like to be able to tweet from my TV…at the very least I think you should have the same option as in Facebook to tweet what you’re watching. Sadly, that’s not the case. Instead, the Verizon Twitter widget provides more of a read-only experience. You can check out a list of the latest trends and see the related tweets, perform keyword-based searches, or even configure “favorite topics” for custom saved searches of your own. (Hint: set up a favorite search for your Twitter username to keep track of replies). The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

PVL: Air Force subdues Perlas

first_imgMorado stars in reunion with Valdez in PVL Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Banko Spikers, though, missed the services of Dzi Gervacio, who is on study leave, and the duo of Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon, who are in vacation after graduating from University of the Philippines.And although his team won, Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez they have to improve in a myriad of ways if ever they plan to contend in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We still have lots to improve especially on defense, both on the floor and in front of the net,” said Jimenez. “Communication and timing are also areas we have to improve on.”Air Force committed 43 errors, but the Lady Jet Spikers’ 47 attack points barely managed to contain the team’s shortcomings. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Philippine Air Force brushed off a horrendous second set and turned back Perlas Banko in four sets, 25-23, 9-25, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Jet Spikers enjoyed a three-pronged attack with Iari Yongco leading the way with 15 points while Jocemer Tapic and Mary Ann Pantino had 14 and 11 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Rysabelle Devanadera and Amanda Villanueva led Perlas with nine points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Hot-shooting San Beda humbles Mapua for 6th win

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ San Beda’s Davon Potts and Donald Tankoua celebrate. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda stepped on the gas pedal early and blew Mapua out, 66-55, to nab its sixth win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off a week-long break, the Red Lions imposed their will early and raced to a 23-6 charge in the first period, pulling away from the Cardinals and grabbing a lead as high as 25, 49-24 late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Mapua still tried to recover and cut the deficit to just nine, 64-55, after a Kim Magboo bucket with 1:12 to play, but Robert Bolick’s free throws doused that rally as San Beda cruised to its fifth straight victory.Donald Tankoua made a living in the paint for the Red Lions, grabbing 11 points and 16 rebounds for his best game to date.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJavee Mocon got 10 markers and six boards, Davon Potts had eight points and three rebounds, and Bolick collected six markers, eight boards, and four dimes in the balanced attack for San Beda.Despite the comfortable triumph, coach Boyet Fernandez chided his wards for what he felt was a lackluster showing in the payoff period. SAN BEDA 66 – Tankoua 11, Mocon 10, Potts 8, Bolick 6, Soberano 6, Cabanag 5, Carino 4, Bahio 4, Doliguez 3, Adamos 3, Tongco 2, Presbitero 2, Oftana 2, Abuda 0.MAPUA 55 – Bunag 20, Orquina 11, Magboo 10, Nieles 6, Victoria 4, Aguirre 2, Gabo 2, Jimenez 0, Raflores 0.Quarters: 23-6, 31-20, 51-32, 66-55. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img “If we played the way we played in the fourth quarter, I think we’ll have a hard time against them. We played bad in the fourth quarter,” he said. “I just have to let the other guys realize that we can’t let those things happen. I hope my players realize that.”The Cardinals missed the services of Andoy Estrella, who is nursing an MCL injury.In his absence, Christian Bunag stepped up for the skidding Mapua (1-6) with 20 points and 18 rebounds in the team’s fifth consecutive defeat.Almel Orquina got 11 markers and four boards, while Magboo had 10 points and four rebounds.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NBA: Analyst Charles Barkley says it’s ‘stupid’ that Kyrie Irving wants to leave Cavs NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more