raises funds for CARE

first_img 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. sounds like a prospect researcher’s dream come true. Instead it’s a viral campaign to raise awareness and funds for development agency CARE International.The campaign was created by London-based creative agency Poke. They say they built the site “because we wanted to challenge people’s perception of their personal wealth. And while we’re at it hopefully raise some money for a good cause.” In fact, the link with CARE came after the initial idea.The idea is to make people feel rich and then to persuade them to give some of that money to charity. The approach is both well researched and humorous. You are asked to enter your annual salary (whether in dollars or pounds), and you are then given a ranking comparing your income to that of everyone on the planet. Not surprisingly, a comfortable income in the UK rockets one into the richest one per cent on earth. Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 September 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis raises funds for CARE We were greeted with the response: “You are in the top 0.892% richest people in the world. There are 5,946,473,235 people poorer than you.” The site then calculates one hour of your salary and suggests you donate it online to CARE International, which uses’s online donation facility.center_img Even better, the site offers you a customised graphic button to add to your Web site to promote the to others. You can choose from three personalised boxes and three generic buttons.In its first month, the site has raised £3,032.82. Not a huge sum, but remember that this initiative simply required CARE’s approval: it was conceived and implemented by the agency.  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis I’m the 53,526,765 richest person on earth!Discover how rich you are! >> Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

ArtCenter Fall Classes for Teens and Kids Expose Youngsters to ‘Journey of Self-Discovery’

first_img 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. The ArtCenter College of Design has just concluded summer classes for teens and kids and now will open fall classes on October 1 for teens in grades 9 to 12, and October 23 for kids in grades 4 to 8.Registration for classes for teens is from August 29 to September 30, and for kids, registration opens on September 26.Paula Goodman, Director for K-12 Programs at ArtCenter, said teens who dream of becoming an artist or designer can begin their “journey of self-discovery” at the ArtCenter for Teens, previously called Saturday High.“We won’t just teach you how to be creative. We’ll help you strengthen your creativity, build your confidence and discover your unique voice,” Goodman says. “We’ll provide you with rich and meaningful experiences to apply art and design to master technical and conceptual skills, foster personal growth, and reach beyond the obvious. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the creative process— how to identify needs, frame problems, make choices, generate alternatives, work collaboratively and communicate your ideas with impact—all in a fun and creative learning environment.”Goodman is also in charge of ArtCenter for Kids, which offers courses at the College’s Hillside and South campuses in Pasadena, campuses also used for teen classes.“At ArtCenter, we believe an art and design education can improve children’s lives in many ways, from learning how to problem solve and experiment to promoting collaboration and inspiring career goals,” says Goodman. “We motivate students to express themselves in new ways and discover their sources of inspiration.”Most of the teen fall classes will be conducted on Saturdays, three hours each from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the South Campus and Hillside. The courses listed for fall include graphic design, photography, figure drawing and environmental design.A complete listing of the courses for teens is accessible online through and includes information about tuition fees and course lengths as well as course materials that may be required. Most of the courses charge $300 for tuition. Scholarships are available.For ArtCenter for Kids courses, children in grades 4 to 8 can take abstract drawing, cartooning techniques, introduction to short film-making, painting and photography, among a host of other offerings.The ArtCenter website does not contain updated schedules for the fall kids courses but will update soon. Course descriptions for the summer season, which just concluded, can be accessed on .ArtCenter for Kids Sunday classes meet for seven-week sessions, held Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at ArtCenter’s two Pasadena campuses. Classes are small and allow students to have personalized, one-on-one attention. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Community News Community News Education ArtCenter Fall Classes for Teens and Kids Expose Youngsters to ‘Journey of Self-Discovery’ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 11:57 am Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Nothing to suggest that Strabane incidents were connected

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Twitter Nothing to suggest that Strabane incidents were connected Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ Previous articleTwo families left homesless after deliberate Strabane fireNext articleCustoms VRT blitz yields results News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – April 20, 2010 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp A man has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in Strabane.Four men went into a house at Lisnafin Park, Strabane, at around 11 o clock last night.Meanwhile, Two families have been left homeless after an oil tank was deliberately set on fire in Strabane.A 24-year-old man was forced out to the front of his flat in Lisnafin Park in Strabane at around 11 o clock last night.He was then shot in both legs in the garden at the front of his home.The man was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where he’s recieving treatment. Police have appealed to anyone with information about the attack to contact them.As of yet no-one has claimed repsonsbility for the shooting, but it’s believed dissident republicans where behind the attack.Meanwhile, a young family and a young man have been left homeless after an oil tank was deliberlatley set on fire in Strabane.The fire service was called to the fire on the Ballycolman Estate shortly after 3 o clock this morning.Two detached bungalows were destroyed and fire officer Mark Deeney, who was at the scene said the damage was so severe that the houses caanot be used for the forseeable future.At the moment there is nothing to suggest that the shooting and the fire are connected.Strabane Councillor, Micheala Boyle has condmened both incidents.[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Making financial literacy fun

first_imgWhat important lessons will you teach your children this summer? Riding a bike? Sharing with others? How about teaching them important financial skills. Financial literacy may not immediately come to mind when many parents think of essential skills for students but what children know about money at a young age can shape the way they manage money in adulthood. As children develop, they are strongly influenced by what they learn in their formative years, and studies have shown the same holds true for financial matters. In fact, a 2015 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) found that credit scores among young adults improved in states with mandatory financial education. However, not all states implement financial education, and when it comes to financial literacy, American education falls short. A 2012 study by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) found that American students performed below the world average on a simple financial literacy assessment. Additionally, over 7,000 American youths earned a grade average of just 60% on a 2014 financial literacy test administered by the National Financial Educator’s Council. Yet with students today graduating with an average student debt of $48,172 having strong financial skills is equally important as the degree they earn. continue reading »center_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jones captures Thunder Hill Modified checkers

first_imgBy Bill Grit MAYETTA, Kan. (July 19) – Jeff Jones started 11th and finished first in the Saturday main event for BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds at Thunder Hill Speedway.Richard Spriggs and then Dave Conkwright set the fast pace as Jones worked his way toward the front. With racing three and four-wide throughout the field, Jones finally got the edge and took the checkers ahead of Conkwright, Brandon Blochlinger, Danny Holt and Mat Stallbaumer. Mike Nichols was the winner in a Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Car feature that ran caution free while Dusty Leonard prevailed in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Northern SportMod feature.Top Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stock honors went to Adam Armstrong and Austin Um­scheid got his third Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compact victory.last_img read more

UPMC Sports Medicine to provide pre-season physicals for local High School athletes

first_imgPITTSBURGH– UPMC Sports Medicine will host a single session of pre-season physical examinations for high school athletes participating in the 2010-11 fall, winter and spring sports seasons. The exams will be conducted by UPMC primary care sports medicine physicians with the assistance of certified athletic trainers. Physicals will begin at 8 a.m., Sat, July 31, at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, 3200 S. Water St., South Side.The cost is $30 for UPMC-contracted schools or $35 for non-contracted schools. Payment is by cash or check only.Physical examinations, required by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association for high school sports participation, can help to identify any pre-existing medical conditions for musculoskeletal problems in young, growing athletes.To participate, individuals must pre-register by calling (412) 432-3770. Students must attend with a parent or guardian and bring any paperwork required by their respective schools.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Jackson’s Hole Mixed Slopitch Champs

first_imgAll season Jackson’s Hole remained quietly close to the top of the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League. However, when playoff time came around the eventual champs put the gear in overdrive to capture its 15th Nelson Mixed Slopitch League title in the past 19 years Sunday at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.Jackson’s built up a 13-0 lead en route to a 13-3 victory over Louie’s in the A-division final.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports needed all but a few seconds to select this week’s Team of the Week winner. Jackson’s Hole team includes, back row, L-R, Justin Willans, Kent Smith, Mick Roch, Jackson Slomba and Jarred Slomba.Middle, Al Faraguna, Melanie Faraguna, Michelle Lelievre, Rachael Stewart, Luree Gould, Rob Chernenko, and coach Joe Caprilione and Tanis Bouchier- Willans. Front, Abby Bouchier- Willans, Hayley Slomba, Andrew Falcone, Cole Laughton and Mike Laughton. Missing, Lorne Wuori, Vanessa Sapatch, Jayden Roch and Adam Wheeldon.last_img read more

Is Blackmagic Already Better Than Canon?

first_imgCinemaDNG RAW, ProRes& DNxHDH.264/MPEG-4 AVCCinemaDNG RAW& ProResMXF (OP-1a) Cinema Camera5D MK IIIURSA Mini 4.6KC500 4K Canon Losing Their Grip on the MarketNow, before everyone starts blowing up the comments below, we acknowledge that the video above is, in fact, two years old. It was added on purpose to help make a point that many other people have made and continue to make: that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was tracking really well against the Canon 5D Mark III two years ago…  and in some peoples minds, it was surpassing it.Since then, it’s widely known by many in the industry that Canon has done much less innovating compared to Blackmagic Design. Nino Leitner recently pointed this fact out in his article at cinema5D when talking about the fall of DSLR video.In recent times, it seems that Canon decided to stop innovation in video features in DSLRs, while others like Blackmagic and particularly Sony are now capitalizing in Canon’s weakness in that sector, who have decided to focus all their pro video efforts into their more expensive (yet very successful) Cinema line.By the NumbersNow, it’s not just Nino saying this. On a larger scale, industry insiders have been predicting the fall of DSLR and Canon for nearly two to three years. Some point to smart phones as their ultimate undoing, while others point to mirrorless cameras. Seeing this trend, Blackmagic has done some heavy tech advancement in the last several years in terms of cinema cameras. Canon hasn’t exactly followed suit.Let’s breakdown the numbers and see why people have these opinions. We’ll compare four cameras, two from each manufacturer. For Blackmagic, we’ll look at the widely used Cinema Camera and the soon-to-be-released URSA Mini 4.6K. For Canon, we’ll look at the workhorse 5D Mark III and Canon’s big cinema camera, the C500 4K. 2.5k Sensor*Super 35mmSuper 35mmSuper 35mm 2400 x 1350 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels4608 x 2592 pixels4096 x 2160 pixels 23.98, 24, 25,29.97 & 3023.98, 24, 25,29.97 & 3023.98, 24, 25, 29.97,30, 50, 59.94 & 60 fps23.98, 24, 25, 29.97,30, 50, 59.94 & 60 fpscenter_img $1995$2499$4995$15,999 Let’s take an in-depth look at whether or not Blackmagic Design has positioned itself to become what Canon used to be.We love head-to-head battles and we like choosing sides. It’s just in our nature. So naturally, as filmmakers and videographers, we dig our heels in when talking about a specific camera brands that we love. We know and understand that many of you will have fairly sharp opinions on what is about to be said.Just know that I’m approaching this op-ed from an unbiased standpoint. As a past camera operator and current director, I’ve used both brands of camera with great success. But the question still remains: has Blackmagic positioned themselves to be a better camera option than Canon at this point? Is Blackmagic Already Better Than Canon?Let’s get things started with this video from OneRiver Media, where we see a head-to-head comparison between the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Canon 5D Mark III.Here’s another image comparison, but this time cinema5D compares the quality of the images shot in RAW. The cameras used in this video are the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Canon 5D Mark III. 13 stops**11 stops**15 Stops**12 Stops** *2.5K sensor is slightly bigger than Super 16.**Measurement of Dynamic Range.More Than NumbersWith the numbers above, we can see that Blackmagic’s line of cameras has a slight advantage over the Canon line of cameras. But numbers aren’t everything. Let’s break down a few other things that I know are on the minds of cinematographers and directors.Image from No Film SchoolUsability is KeyThere are two types of usability: interface usability and form factor usability. On the interface front, the Blackmagic camera has a very broken down simplistic design, while the Canon gives you more flexibility.Image from Slim LarnaoutPower Isn’t Always EasyEvery time I’ve used a BMCC, I’ve had to use a V-Mount battery because the camera works off of an internal battery. This internal battery lasts around 90 minutes when filming straight through and it takes a considerable amount of time to recharge. Canon batteries last about as long and take about as long to charge, but they aren’t internal. So you can stock up on batteries and be shooting all day long.Again, with the URSA Mini you would need to either use an AC adapter to power the camera or utilize the backplate to mount a V-Mount battery, which you would probably want to do anyway for the URSA and the C500.Image from Below the Line NewsStorage Can Be PriceyIn terms of storage, Blackmagic uses some interesting solutions when compared to Canon. The BMCC uses SSD cards, which run around $130. Canon’s 5D Mark III and C500 can both utilize CF and SD cards, while the URSA Mini runs CFast 2.0 cards that will run you around $500.Image from Blackmagic DesignWeight and BalanceWhile not an issue for some, weight can be a big deal for some videographers and filmmakers. The Canon 5D Mark III sits at nearly 2lbs, while the BMCC rests at double that. The URSA Mini and C500 are pretty equal, each listed at around 5-6lbs. With it being so lightweight, the 5D Mark III is often used on major film sets as a stunt camera.So, Let’s Answer the QuestionNow that we’ve watched the image comparisons and read the specs, can we determine if Blackmagic is better than Canon?My personal feeling is that Blackmagic has really taken that leap to position itself in front of Canon, camera-wise anyway. They are shaking things up the way Canon did years ago. They’ve done a really good job developing cameras that can capture incredibly sharp film-like images. Because of this, directors and cinematographers are taking notice.Director Scott Waugh and Shane Hurlbut, ASC test the Blackmagic Production Camera. Image from Hurlblog.While Canon has developed the new Canon ME20F-SH, it’s not the type of tech development that we were expecting. Other camera manufactures are really pushing camera tech, while Canon seems content to sit back and wait. As they wait, companies like Blackmagic, Sony, and Panasonic have not only upped their tech, but released them at lower price points. For example, you can buy three URSA Mini 4.6k cameras for the price of one C500.I guess the real question we should be asking ourselves is: Can the URSA Mini 4.6k can go toe-to-toe with the likes of RED and ARRI? I would say maybe with RED and a solid no with ARRI. But that’s another discussion.What are your thoughts on the rise of Blackmagic? Also, do you feel that Canon has taken a backseat to other manufacturers? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

4 days agoAFC Wimbledon part company with boss Wally Downes

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AFC Wimbledon part company with boss Wally Downesby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAFC Wimbledon have parted company with boss Wally Downes, two days after he was suspended for four weeks after admitting breaching Football Association rules around betting.Downes, 58, took over the Dons in December 2018 and led them to League One survival last season.However, he was suspended by the club in September after being charged with placing bets on games.The club said they had “reached an agreement” to part with Downes.A club statement said: “Wally leaves on mutually agreed terms and with our sincerest gratitude for his time with the club, especially his invaluable contribution last season.”The agreement was reached with the approval of the Dons Trust board.” last_img read more

Cabinet Approves Enterprise Team to Divest NMIA

first_imgCabinet has approved the Norman Manley Enterprise Team, which will proceed with the structuring and due diligence to begin the privatisation of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) as well as the Boscobel, Negril, and Ken Jones aerodromes.          The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will be lead advisors and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), co-advisors. Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, made the announcement on Wednesday at a Jamaica House press briefing, at the Office of the Prime Minister. She informed that phase one of the project, which should last for six months, include the analysis of all aspects of the transaction, including technical, financial and legal due diligence. “The IFC will then recommend the best structure and scope for the transaction. At the end of Phase One, Cabinet’s approval will be required for the privatisation to proceed,” she noted. Additionally, the composition of the NMIA Enterprise Team has been revised with Michael McMorris appointed as Chairman. In October 2008, Cabinet had approved the establishment of the enterprise team headed by Christopher Zacca to manage the privatisation of the NMIA. Last year Cabinet also approved the engagement of IFC and the DBJ, and consequently a financial advisory services agreement was signed in July 2011, while an agreement for the provision of privatisation services was signed between the DBJ and the then Ministry of Transport and Works.         Cabinet has also approved the implementation of a 500-metre western extension of the NMIA to include a runway safety area (RSA), in order to conform to international civil aviation standards. “Norman Manley is way behind schedule and has until 2015 to implement the RSA,” she noted. Meanwhile, Minister Falconer disclosed that the government has a number of assets that it wants to divest, but that all have not yet been reviewed and assessed. “When we divest those assets, they must not be assets that the public rely on for services,” the Minister assured.last_img read more