AOL UK and Citizens Online offer awards for charities’ Internet projects

first_imgAs well as setting up specific projects like an Internet cafe, some of last year’s winners used their awards to improve their Web site. The Bladder Pain Syndrome Association for example updated its chat room facility on its Web site to host regular live chats. Lineham Farm Children’s Centre in Leeds used some of its award to enhance its Web site. Unusually, this funding can be used for both revenue and capital projects. The closing date for applications is 11 June 2004. Howard Lake | 25 March 2004 | News AOL UK and Citizens Online are offering 30 awards of £2,000 plus a year’s free subscription to AOL to charities needing funding for innovative Internet projects.The AOL Innovation in the Community Awards were launched in 2003 to encourage innovative use of the Internet amongst community groups and charities across the UK. Karen Thomson, Chief Executive of AOL UK, said: “The response to our 2003 awards proved that whilst UK community groups and charities are embracing the Internet, they often require financial support to get their projects off the ground. We have been able to support 30 innovative grassroots Internet projects over the past nine months, ranging from an Internet cafe for blind and visually impaired people to arts and computer workshops for children.“We are looking forward to receiving applications for this year’s awards and helping to bring the benefits of the Internet to more local communities and specific user groups across the UK.” Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AOL UK and Citizens Online offer awards for charities’ Internet projectslast_img read more

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Trail Mix November: Free Music Playlist

first_img Beats Antique – OvertureAndy Statman – The French PressBlood Washed Band – Driftin’ AlongBuffalo Clover – TruthfullnessGreg Trooper – The Land of No ForgivenessIf Birds Could Fly – Lonely TownJared Bartman – Garden GateJesse Cobb – SolitudeJesse Terry – Feel That Way AgainJonathan Warren & The Billy Goats – GreyhoundJulie Lee – Too Far GoneKeller Williams & More Than A Little – Let’s JamLe Trouble – Mission BellMiss Tess & The Talk Backs – Sorry You’re SickScott Law – Five PinesScott Miller – Freight Train Heart: Stonewall LoveSmokeStack & The Foothill Fury – Conquer the World With YouSteve Poltz – Song for HawkThe Deep Dark Woods – 18th of DecemberTodd Grebe & Cold Country – Nothing Left To LoseTrampled By Turtles – Codeine In November, we give thanks for many things. Family and friends. Mountain views and pristine waterfalls. A river to paddle and a trail to ride. Turkey and dressing and college football.And music. We give thanks for music. Specifically, right here on Trail Mix, as we are back at it with another fantastic collection of tunes.This month, we kick things off a little differently. While we strive for diversity on Trail Mix, we are best known for featuring top notch Americana. We typically kick each month with something in the bluegrass, folk rock, or alt-country vein. This month, though, we have taken a bit of an electronic detour. Beats Antique have long been known for their trippy, energetic live shows. This Northern California-based trio draws on a wide range of influences – gypsy jazz, afrobeat, and flamenco, to name a few – to create their own blend of electronic folk. We lead November off with “Overture,” from A Thousand Faces: Act 1, the first half of a two disc rock opera project.  These guys are a welcome diversion from our typical rootsy fare.Jesse Cobb, former mandolin player for The Infamous Stringdusters, is poised to release his first solo record this month and we are happy to have “Solitude” included in this month’s mix.  Be sure to check out “Lonely Town,” from If Birds Could Fly, who hail from Virginia’s coal country.  Is Brittany Carter the next great female Americana voice?  Could be, and if pans out that way, we’d like you to say that you heard of her here first!November also features some of our tried and true favorite artists.  Check out brand new tunes from Keller Williams, Scott Miller, Scott Law, Trampled By Turtles, Julie Lee, Todd Grebe & Cold Country, and The Deep Dark Woods.Of course, we aren’t done yet.  There is still plenty more free music to check out.  Lately, we have been burning up the new Jesse Terry disc.  Check out “Feel That Way Again” and stay tuned for a blog entry later this month.  As always, share and stream.  Bring Trail Mix with you on your next outdoor adventure.  Play these tunes while you cooking for your Thanksgiving shindig.  And remember to get out and buy some of these records.  These artists will certainly give their thanks to you.last_img read more

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Secrets to CU Direct’s Jaw-dropping ’20 for 20′ campaign success with Heather Dowell

first_img continue reading » Worthwhile endeavors nearly always involve a bit of risk. CU Direct’s recent “20 for 20” campaign was an ideal example of a high risk / high reward endeavor, where the company ultimately gave $60,000 to six Children’s Hospitals nationwide. CU Direct’s Director of Marketing Heather Dowell joins us to discuss how the campaign worked, what was involved, and the jaw-dropping results it achieved.We also discussed how credit unions can emulate their massive success through integrated marketing efforts combining traditional marketing tasks with today’s contemporary social media efforts. The results, again, were nothing short of stunning — and something credit unions should check out to see how a true integrated marketing plan can succeed. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Ball finishes fourth in Heisman voting

first_imgDespite his late surge onto the forefront of the Heisman Trophy debate, Montee Ball will not be Wisconsin’s third running back to bring the 25-pound bronze trophy back to Madison.Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III became the 77th winner of the Heisman on ESPN’s live broadcast of the award’s presentation Saturday night, finishing with 405 first-place votes and 1,687 total points.Shortly after he was announced as one of the five finalists for the trophy on Dec. 5, Ball told The Badger Herald he would not be disappointed if the award went to someone else.“That’s enough for me right there, just making it, just sitting next to all the great players in the country,” he said.Ball finished fourth in the voting with 22 first-place votes and 348 points. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck finished second with 247 first-place votes and 1,407 points while Alabama running back Trent Richardson finished third with 138 first-place votes and 978 points.Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, the last of the finalists present at the ceremony, finished fifth with 34 first-place votes and 327 points.Former Wisconsin running back and the 1999 Heisman winner Ron Dayne was among those in the audience Saturday, along with UW head coach Bret Bielema and Ball’s parents.Alan Ameche is the other Badger back to have taken home the award – back in 1954.Including his performance in the Big Ten Championship Game, Ball led the nation with 1,759 rushing yards and, with the Rose Bowl Game still to be played, rests one touchdown shy of breaking Barry Sanders’ single-season touchdown record of 39.“[I] just made sure I soaked it in, talked to my parents, teared up a little bit because it was a dream come true,” Ball said during the broadcast about when he was announced as a finalist.However, Ball’s numbers were not enough to wrest college football’s highest honor away from Griffin, who led the country with a 192.3 passer efficiency rating while throwing for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdown passes and completing 77 percent of his passes.Although there was no clear favorite to win the award, Griffin was considered by many to be the most likely candidate to win the trophy.Just after the winner was announced, Ball joined the other four finalists in congratulating Griffin with hugs and enthusiastic applause.“This moment right here, it’s unbelievably believable,” Griffin said in his acceptance speech. “It’s unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work.”last_img read more

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Jon Lester injury update: Cubs pitcher (hamstring) activated off 10-day IL

first_imgThe #Cubs today activated LHP Jon Lester off of the 10-day IL. LHP Tim Collins was optioned to @IowaCubs following last night’s game. pic.twitter.com/j5i3Vn95KF— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 25, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNTo make room on their roster, the Cubs sent pitcher Tim Collins to Triple-A Iowa.Lester, 35, was placed on IL on April 10 (retroactived to April 9) after he sustained a left hamstring injury April 8 against the Pirates. Jon Lester is back.The Cubs ace has been activated off the 10-day injured list and will take the mound Thursday against the Dodgers, the team announced. Lester was 1-0 record after his Opening Day start and has a 2.57 ERA in three starts this season.He will try to help the Cubs sweep the Dodgers at home in the third game of their series. According to the Chicago Tribune, Lester — who didn’t go on a minor-league rehab — is expected to throw up to 80 pitches and Tyler Chatwood is available in long relief.He won’t take the mound in the team’s next series, against the Diamondbacks, as the Cubs’ projected rotation will send Kyle Hendricks, Yu Darvish, and José Quintana to the mound, in that order, in a three-game series in Phoenix, followed by an off-day on Monday.last_img read more

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Series broadcast first for SA women’s cricket

first_img26 August 2014In a first for women’s cricket in South Africa, the Momentum Proteas’ broadcast partner, SuperSport International, announced on Monday that the team’s three-match T20 series against England, starting in Chelmsford on 1 September, will be broadcast live.The Proteas’ tour begins on Friday with two warm-up T20 matches against the England Women’s Academy in Southend-on-Sea on successive days, followed by the first T20 international.The team learnt of the coverage of their series at a send-off function hosted by Momentum at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria on Monday.‘A landmark achievement’“This is certainly a landmark achievement for the Women’s game in South Africa,” said an excited Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat.“Never before have we seen a South African broadcaster televise the entire series of our Momentum Women’s National team and this will help us to generate greater interest by raising the profile of Women’s Cricket.“We had experienced the benefits of live coverage during the ICC World T20, when our women cricketers were seen live in action for the first time, and the decision by SuperSport to continue this trend will certainly benefit the sport. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to SuperSport for this decision,” he added.‘Delighted’“SuperSport is delighted to confirm the broadcast arrangement,” the Acting CEO of SuperSport, Brandon Foot, said at the function in Pretoria, which fell within Women’s Month.“Our national team has made great strides recently and we trust this development reflects growing interest in the women’s game.“Women’s sport hasn’t always been on top of the national agenda. SuperSport’s hope is that this series unearths the role models and stars we know are out there and deserve to be seen on our platforms.”‘Extremely excited’National women’s captain Mignon du Preez, commented: “This is amazing news for women’s cricket in South Africa. We are extremely excited to have television coverage of a tour for the first time and we look forward to showing the country what we’re all about and just how much talent is in this squad.“We hope that this is just the first of many televised tours and that having South Africa finally see us play will inspire other young girls to choose cricket as their preferred sport to play.”‘Upwards trend’Women’s cricket is on an upwards trend in South Africa, with more investment being made to back it up.Recently, thanks to the partnership with Momentum, central contracts for the Women Proteas increased from six to 14. This year’s National Academy intake also saw women’s players included for the first time.In addition, there has been an increase in women’s clubs around the country, with the number now sitting at 79 clubs actively involved in women’s cricket.‘A fantastic next step’National coach Hilton Moreeng was thrilled with the news, saying: “The good news just keeps coming. It’s a fantastic next step after CSA announced the additional contracts.“This is exactly the kind of move that is needed to catapult the profile of the national team as well as women’s cricket in South Africa. We look forward to having the country cheer for us from their couches at home and we will do our very best to make everyone proud.”‘Growing fan base’Momentum’s Head of External Communications and Corporate Social Investment Charlene Lackay said: “Live match coverage is fantastic news for the ladies given their growing fan base at home and increasing interest in competitive performances of national women’s teams globally.“Live TV coverage increases the pressure, but we believe the ladies are equal to the task. Momentum has always believed in this team and has been working hard to build their profile. We’re very proud of them and want them to feel the support of the nation all the way in England.”TOUR FIXTURES Fri, 29 Aug: SA vs England Women’s Academy, Southend-on-SeaSat, 30 Aug: SA vs England Women’s Academy, Southend-on-SeaMon, 1 Sep: 1st T20, SA vs England, ChelmsfordWed, 3 Sep: 2nd T20, SA vs England, NorthamptonSun, 7 Sep: 3rd T20, SA vs England, BirminghamTue, 9 Sep: 1st T20, SA vs Ireland, SolihullWed, 10 Sep: 2nd T20, SA vs Ireland, Solihull SOUTH AFRICAN SQUADMignon du Preez (capt), Trisha Chetty (vice-capt), Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Moseline Daniels, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Lizelle Lee, Matshipi Letsoalo, Sune Luus, Sunette Loubser, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Dane van NiekerkSAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Yahoo Deals: Woot and the New Coupon Clippers

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#NYT#web#Yahoo Yahoo has just launched Yahoo Deals, a site that offers coupons, deals and shopping related tips in a searchable format. According to the release, “web searches for “printable coupons” on Yahoo! are up 50 percent in 2009, compared to the same time in 2008, and up 135 percent compared to 2007.” As mainstream news readers abandon their print subscriptions for online news sources, Yahoo’s alternative form of coupon clipping is likely to increase brand loyalty and help families weather the recession. Said Greg Hintz, head of Yahoo Shopping: “Frugality is the new cool. We now know that couponing and bargain hunting are losing their stigma and are now a regular habit for many people. Our goal at Yahoo is to be the center of people’s online lives and we’re making Yahoo the easiest place for consumers to find and manage the coupons and deals that are relevant to their lives.”While we see that there’s value in coupons and exclusive deals, it’s a little strange to see someone call frugality “the new cool”. Perhaps it would be more apt to call it a “bitter necessity for tough times” or simply, “sensible”. In any case, Deals offers users a chance to find the cheapest gas in their area, clip coupons from Valpak and Coupons.com and check for daily sales on computers, housewares and clothing. The daily deals section is by far the most interesting feature as users can check for deals in the verticals of their choice and be redirected to daily sale sites like Smart Bargains and Woot via Sellout.Woot. In this case, Yahoo finally gets a chance to really showcase their 2007 Woot partnership in a shopping experience that isn’t a maze of click-thrus. For those readers who are already following Woot on Twitter, you may want to also follow Yahoo Deals and increase your chances of scoring cheap computer equipment or stereo gear. As for the coupons section, if Yahoo Deals gains real momentum, coupon clippers might be found abusing office supplies (namely toner cartridges and paper) across the country. One great way to combat the waste of old school coupon clipping would be for Yahoo to offer a mobile version complete with scannable bar codes. This way a deal finder could simply load up their mobile phone with the correct bar codes and cashiers could scan the jpegs. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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9 months agoCarragher admits Liverpool concern over Clyne decision

first_imgCarragher admits Liverpool concern over Clyne decisionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Carragher is worried about Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s decision to send Nathaniel Clyne on-loan to Bournemouth.Speaking about Clyne to Sky Sports, Carragher explained what the defender will bring to the Cherries.“(He will bring) consistency,” Carragher. “He played in the FA Cup game, didn’t go too well for them. I’m not sure how he played individually.“But I was surprised Liverpool let him go, I must say that.“I know he hasn’t been involved for a long time, but Liverpool have got young players there.“Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gomez. He’s a bit more experienced.“He played that one game against Manchester United and he was outstanding, considering how long he’d been out.“So I was quite surprised he’d gone.“But maybe Klopp sees him every day on the training pitch, hasn’t been easy for him, and a player at that age obviously must want to play as much football as possible.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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24 days ago​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenalby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes they must win games such as the home clash against Arsenal.The Red Devils were unable to turn their possession into more than a single goal, and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.It was a tough clash against a fellow top-four hopeful at home, and De Gea knows they will rue not being able to get all three points.”This is Manchester United. We’re playing at Old Trafford so we have to win these games,” De Gea said to reporters.”We have a young team but the lads have to react and play better than they are. We are a team. We know we have to improve and we are all working really hard to do it.”We had a lot of good chances – of course, they did too, but I think we had the better ones.”We have to keep learning. We have a young team, so it’s time to keep looking forward and try to win the next game.” last_img read more

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