Howard Lake interviewed by US Chronicle of Philanthropy

Howard Lake | 22 March 2000 | News Howard Lake interviewed by US Chronicle of Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising’s founder Howard Lake is featured in the current edition of the US Chronicle of Philanthropy. Howard spoke to Nicole Wallace about the trend in click-to-give-for-free Web sites.Read the a href=”http://philanthropy.com/premium/articles/v12/i11/11005501.htm”>Chronicle of Philanthropy story. It is accessible to paying subscribers only. Alternatively read UK Fundraising’s coverage of click-to-give-for-free Web sites. 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement read more

Public appeal after jeep stolen in Castlefin

first_imgAn investigation is underway following the theft of a Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV in the Castlefin area of Co. Donegal.The burgandy over silver coloured vehicle was stolen on Monday 1st July at around 2pm.Gardaí are appealing to the public to report any sightings of the jeep, which has a registration number 00-DL-6379. If you have any information then please contact Letterkenny Garda station on 074 9167100 or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111. Public appeal after jeep stolen in Castlefin was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

South Africa turns on digital classrooms

first_imgThe paperless education system will give pupils access to learning material, workbooks and other subject matter through the use of information communications technology (ICT).The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa (right), and the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura (left), with learners from Boitumelong Secondary School, as they receive their first lesson of 2015 from an educator through their tablets. (Image: Kempton Express)Brand South Africa ReporterAs South Africa’s inland schools opened this morning, seven schools in Gauteng walked into a new era of the digital classroom, which will connect them to a world of better educational opportunities.Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, supported by Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, launched the new paperless education system pilot project, The Big Switch On, at Boitumelong Secondary School in Sedibeng Section, Tembisa.The paperless education system will give pupils access to learning material, workbooks and other subject matter through the use of information communications technology (ICT).The seven schools in the pilot project will receive state-of-the-art internet connection and each pupil will receive a tablet, turning ordinary schools into “classrooms of the future”, according to the provincial Department of Education.The Big Switch On, it says, is the first step in realising Gauteng’s vision of building a world-class education system by modernising public education and improving the standard of performance across the entire system.Pupils at the school said that the new devices would make learning more exciting. Many have never owned a computer, let alone a tablet.“I do not think I will ever miss a day of school again and I will never have a reason to fail science or maths ever,” said Pearl Mokoena, in Grade 10.Cost of migrationMigrating all Gauteng school to the digital system is estimated to cost R17-billion over the next five years.The tablets are programmed for educational purposes only, with lessons pre-loaded, and permanent IT specialists will be on site to help the teachers and pupils with the new system.Apart from surveillance cameras, each school will have two armed security officers. The tablets have also been fitted with tracking devices.“Committed teachers and dedicated learners are a beacon of hope for our country,” Ramaphosa said at the launch this morning. “Education is at the core of our government’s strategy for improving the lives of all our people. It is an instrument for achieving social cohesion and national unity.”He congratulated the province for having taken the top spot in the 2014 national matric results. Boitumeleng Secondary achieved an 80.26% pass rate.“To all the Grade 8 learners who are beginning their studies today, remember that hard work, discipline and motivation brings such results. Education provides you with an opportunity to overcome any obstacles that may stand in your way.”New way of doing businessInformation communication technology had revolutionised our lives and the way we did business. The economies of the 21st century were rapidly becoming knowledge- based economies, he said.“Technology, the internet, a multi-skilled workforce, innovation and collaboration are critical to the success of the knowledge economy. To thrive in the 21st century, we need to acquire new skills and be able to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment. One of the factors constraining economic growth in South Africa is the relative shortage of e-skills.”In a World Economic Forum report, South Africa’s global e-readiness ranking had dropped from 47th place in 2007 to 70th in 2013 – it was for this reason that the country had adopted a national e-skills plan.The Big Switch On was in line with this plan and the need to improve the quality of education.“It enables educators and learners to access resources that exist beyond the walls of the classroom. Indeed, it enables them to access resources from the other side of the globe,” Ramaphosa said.“It gives them access to the world. Importantly, it also gives them the skills that are needed to succeed in this world.”The divide between the skills we learned and the skills we needed frustrated efforts to tackle youth unemployment, prompting the need to support and expand this programme. “If our economy is to grow, if the lives of our people are to be improved, if business is to thrive, then we need more of this.”Ramaphosa also emphasised the role of learners. “Ultimately, it is you, the learners, who need to be responsible for your future by taking seriously the opportunities that now exist. Your commitment to learning today will determine your success tomorrow,” he said.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

10 months agoShevchenko: AC Milan now have right men in charge

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Shevchenko: AC Milan now have right men in chargeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndriy Shevchenko says former AC Milan teammate Rino Gattuso is the right coach for the club.The former Milan striker admits he’s a fan of Gattuso’s style.The Ukraine coach told Gazzetta dello Sport, “Very good, I like this attitude of the club, there are people who have clear ideas, who do not dance in the periods of difficulty: Leonardo and (Paolo) Maldini are working calmly and competently, Leo and Paolo know the reality better than anyone else, and then there is the blocking of the market: if you can only work on loans, getting back to the top is not easy. “I hope that Milan can continue to work serenely for the ascent. Rino’s support is very important because he is working well, he has given the team a sense of belonging. This is the right man for Milan, and I am happy with the confidence that he is collecting from the club.” last_img read more

Football Urban Meyer knew about allegations made against former wide receivers coach

OSU coaches Tony Alford (left) and Zach Smith stand together before the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorA report made Wednesday by former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy detailed domestic violence allegations made against former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith in both 2009 and 2015. The report suggests Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer knew about the allegations, something which he denied at Big Ten Media Days last week. The report showed pictures of the abuse of Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of Zach Smith, and included text messages exchanged between Courtney Smith and Shelley Meyer, Urban Meyer’s wife, which specifically discusses Zach Smith’s domestic abuse. “All the [coaches’] wives knew,” Courtney said to McMurphy. “They all did. Every single one.” Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days that he had no knowledge of a domestic violence incident in 2015, where Smith was investigated by the Powell Police Department, according to the report. According to the report, Zach Smith “took (Courtney) and shoved me up against the wall, with his hands around my neck,” something she said happened very often. McMurphy reported that in 2009, Courtney Smith was pressured by former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce and special assistant Hiram DeFries to not press charges against Zach Smith after he was arrested by Gainesville Police after an alleged assault. Ohio State fired Zach Smith on July 23 after the domestic violence allegations became public and Courtney Smith filed a domestic protection order against him, which was filed on July 20 after Zach Smith appeared in Delaware County Municipal Court for criminal trespassing on July 18. The Ohio State football program could not be reached for comment. In a media advisory distributed on July 27, an Ohio State spokesman anticipated Meyer would next be available for comment on August 7. There has been no further update since then. read more

Aleksandar Mitrovics future hangs in the balance

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic is in sizzling form for Fulham, but is it realistic to expect for his current club to be able to afford to buy him?The Serbian striker was unhappy with the lack of playing time at Newcastle. Rafa Benitez eventually succumbed to his pleas and Aleksandar Mitrovic was loaned to Fulham in England’s second division. There, he has scored 10 goals in 12 matches, resurrecting his career (and price tag). He has helped Fulham shoot right up the table. The team is entrenched in a battle with Cardiff for the second automatic Premier League bid.If Fulham fails to earn it, than Jokanovic’s men will have to go through the four-team playoff rigmarole. But, my question is what happens next to Mitrovic next. Slavisa Jokanovic has made it clear he would love to keep his fellow countryman at Craven Cottage. This is what he said according to Get West London:“I know he is really happy with the team, with the club, with the city and for another side he knows I am satisfied with level he offer us.”Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“If you ask if he want to stay it’s probably a yes, but in realistic life we are going to see.”Newcastle’s demands might be too high for Fulham even if it gets promoted. Additionally, there are likely going to be other teams interested in his services, especially if he performs well for Serbia during the World Cup this summer. According to Chronicle Live, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Burnley could all be interested.Before the loan to Fulham, the 23-year-old was valued at about €13 million. Due to his recent performances, that number has risen to over €20 million. Rafa Benitez will probably wait for the World Cup to end and will hope that Mitrovic’s price rises even further. Also, he needs to sign another center forward before selling him, something that he wasn’t able to accomplish during the past two transfer periods.Best case scenario: Newcastle finds a striker and Fulham gets to keep Mitrovic. Win-win for both.last_img read more

Milligan full of praise for Boyle

first_imgAustralia captain Mark Milligan has praised Martin Boyle following the striker’s international debut.Milligan and Boyle both play their club football with Scottish Premiership outfit Hibs and the former was impressed with the way the latter handled his first appearance in an Australian shirt.“I think Martin’s a wonderful player and I think he did show his qualities when he came on,” he said, according to official Socceroos website.“He loves getting at goal as we mentioned beforehand and he had a big hand in the equaliser in the end.”Australia’s golden generation might be coming to an end Manuel R. Medina – January 27, 2019 Mark Milligan is considering retiring and if he does, he will be the last remaining 2006 FIFA World Cup player for Australia to call…“Your debut is always a very nerve-wracking time and I think he came on and he did very well.”“I look forward to see what he does offer going forward.”Meanwhile, Milligan also revealed a mixture of the Socceroos’ fighting spirit and their new-look attacking style should really encourage Australian fans.“I think you couple that [spirit] with the things that we’ve been working on, which we’ve still got some time to fine tune and I think we’ll be very dangerous at the Asian Cup,” he added.last_img read more

Martial tips Pogba to lead Man United to great things

first_imgAnthony Martial believes team-mate Paul Pogba is capable of leading Manchester United to greatness and gave his account of life under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Pogba has been in sensational form since Solskjaer was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement in December with an impressive tally of six goals and five assists in nine games.This form has helped elevate United firmly back into the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League as well as a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they will take on Chelsea on February 18.Now Martial, who has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at United, is tipping Pogba to spur the Red Devils to glory.“We all know what quality Paul possesses – Paul is Paul,” The French forward told Sky Sports.“Now he has got this freedom to play with, I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba play and let’s hope it continues.“He is a leader, he talks more in the dressing room than he does on the field to be fair. Technically and with the spoken word, he is a leader in both senses. I hope he can continue to lead us to great things.“I don’t think we are very far off the top four now so it is just a case of keeping going, winning as many games as we can so we can ensure a place in those Champions League spots at the end of the season.“Any footballer would say the same thing, [my goal is] to win as many titles and trophies as possible, as much silverware as possible and it is also really important to keep developing, progressing and improving as a player over the years.“I’d describe the period [since Martial has been at United] as really enriching for me as a person and a footballer. They have been good years, I’ve learnt a lot and I hope that I can continue to push on in the next few years as well.“The fans and I have had quite a special relationship from my first season and fortunately, it has continued to last until now. I hope it continues into the future and let’s hope that together, we can win trophies and silverware.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United embraces Anthony Martial of Manchester United as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)Solskjaer has won many plaudits in his brief time in charge at Old Trafford with a record nine wins and one draw in his opening 10 games.And, like Pogba among many others, Martial has also benefitted greatly since the United legend returned.The 23-year-old added: “He [Solskjaer] is a coach with great values. I think he knows how to get the best out of players and he makes things clear so when we go out onto the field, we all know our jobs and we all know what we’ve got to do.“He’s given me lots of advice. It’s always positive to get advice from a top player in his own right, but sometimes, when you’re out on the field, it comes down to what comes naturally to you and you do what you’ve always known how to do in terms of finishing.“We have a laugh among ourselves quite often because I think finishing is something that comes naturally to me. I’ve played since I was a young kid, I’ve always been a footballer and a striker from that early age.“The thing we laugh about is that I miss quite a few in training, whereas in a match, I may only get one chance and I manage to convert it.”Martial has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions this season for United.Ice cold, black gloves… you know the rest 😉Watch @AnthonyMartial SMASH the #MUFC buzz-wire challenge — that smile at the end 😍 pic.twitter.com/HhHTr9F2J7— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019last_img read more