Shine! poll reports that lack of information stops people giving

US charity portal shine! was launched today with the release of a report which suggests that nearly 70 million Americans who want to be charitable do not donate their time or money to charities because they know too little about those organisations. US charity portal shine! was launched today with the release of a report which suggests that nearly 70 million Americans who want to be charitable do not donate their time or money to charities because they know too little about those organisations. The shine! poll, conducted by the research firm Roper Starch Worldwide, found that 84% of the 1,000 respondents are unsure whether charities would put their donations to good use, while 76% said they are hesitant to give because they do not know enough about an organisation’s goals. Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 April 2000 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Even more significantly the poll found that four in 10 respondents are likely to use the Internet to learn about non-profits. Indeed, 64% of Americans believe surfing the Web is an effective way to locate information about charities, while 61% percent said the Internet is a good tool to teach their children about giving, according to the poll.Shine! announced also that it expects to expand its services to Canada, the UK, and Australia. Find out more from shine! Shine! poll reports that lack of information stops people giving read more

First Year Orientation fosters friendship, camaraderie

first_img“I really didn’t know what to expect going into Frosh-O, and I didn’t know anyone, either, but the Frosh-O leaders in Ryan were amazing, so sweet, friendly and fun right from the start,” freshman Kerry McCarter said. “They knew exactly how to make everyone feel welcome and a part of something,”Activities such as ice-skating and karaoke with other dorms helped break the ice and make friendships with students outside of their dorm, Gavin Chamberlain, a freshman in Keenan Hall, said.“I think that the activities helped me feel more comfortable … The purpose of the activities was to make us feel at home, and I think they succeeded as much as they could in doing that,” Chamberlain said. “After participating in Frosh-O it’s obvious how much hard work these guys put into it. Their efforts have helped me better transition into college life.”The Frosh-O staffs worked tirelessly to make sure that the first year-students felt at home with their surroundings, junior Kelly Marous, the Frosh-O commissioner of Badin Hall, said.“One of the most memorable moments from the weekend was during our finger-painting activity with St. Edward’s Hall,” Marous said. “While first years began their activity, the two staffs decided to have a dance-off, and towards the end of the battle all of the first years in Badin joined in with our staff to show St. Edward’s who really won.“I think moments like this one showed us how successful the weekend was. When first years feel comfortable and confident enough to do things like this after only a few days on campus, then you know you’re doing something right,” she said.The Frosh-O staffs made sure their new students knew the Notre Dame community would welcome them, junior Caroline Corsones, assistant Frosh-O commissioner for Farley Hall, said.“The Frosh-O staff explained to the girls just how excited we were to have them in the Farley community, and how they should feel they should come to us for anything, because they were now a part of our family,” Corsones said.The activities, while at times awkward, facilitated new friendships between new dorms, Ariana Zlioba, a freshman from Pasquerilla West Hall, said.“We had a great Frosh-O because our staff was super enthusiastic… Some people were annoyed by the forced mingling, but I personally liked that we got to meet as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” Zlioba said. “I think I’ll be thankful for that as the year goes on.”By the end of the weekend, the freshmen had begun to think of Notre Dame as their home, junior Grady Schmidt, Frosh-O commissioner of Siegfried Hall, said.“Overall, everything went really well, better than expected really, and it was fun to see them embrace Notre Dame and Siegfried throughout the weekend … We were really happy with the participation that we received, from not only the new students but also varsity athletes who are new to Siegfried this year, and made it to events working around a busy practice schedule,” Schmidt said.The weekend was a huge success, and the new freshmen enjoyed getting to know their classmates and the Notre Dame community, Schmidt said.Tags: dorm life, First Year Orientation, Frosh-O, FYO Sunday marked the end of first-year orientation (Frosh-O) events for the class of 2018. Throughout the weekend, the first years participated in various activities within their dorms and with other dorms, carefully planned to introduce the new students to the Notre Dame family and to make students comfortable at their new home under the dome.last_img read more

Man in wheelchair robs New York bank, gets away

first_imgA man in a wheelchair robbed a Queens bank on Monday afternoon, robbing it of $1,200 A man in a wheelchair targeted a Queens bank on Monday afternoon, robbing it of $1,200Police on Tuesday were searching for a man in a wheelchair who is suspected of robbing a New York bank and rolling out of the building with $1,200 cash to make a clean getaway.The man, who wore a gray hoodie and appeared to be about 30 years old according to surveillance video, is accused of passing a note to a Santander Bank teller in the New York City borough of Queens on Monday afternoon and demanding money, a New York Police Department spokesman said.Despite never showing a gun to bank workers, the man was not intercepted as he exited the bank in his wheelchair with the loot. No arrests have been made.The New York incident is not the first time a person in a wheelchair has robbed a bank.A 60-year-old Idaho man in a wheelchair was arrested last year for holding up a First Federal Bank, stopped by police while attempting to flee the robbery scene in a taxi cab.In 2010, a terminally ill California man in a wheelchair hoping to get medical care in prison held up a Chase Bank with a BB gun. He was arrested outside the building and was sentenced to 21 years’ incarceration.Related Tanzanian man gets 30 years jail term for possessing tusks Ghanaian woman gets top World Bank jobcenter_img Kenyan bank’s CEO feted in New York for fighting povertylast_img read more

Memories of Lesotho 2007 as Uganda Cranes encounter Force Majeure again

first_img DR Congo9623186+2  Uganda11632183+5 2007: FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa and Uganda’s new German Cranes coach share a light moment before the Lesotho game in 2007. FILE PHOTOS NEW VISIONExactly 10 years ago, Ugandan football came face to face for the first time in a big way with the clause Force Majeure.The Uganda Cranes had arrived in full force in the South African state of Lesotho for a make-or-break match. Having beaten Lesotho 3-0 in Kampala on September 2, 2006, Uganda looked a good bet to snatch all three points June 17, 2007 in the away match.The mathematics in the group meant that while Nigeria looked set to top the group, victory in Lesotho would give Uganda Cranes the points needed to advance as the second best team to the 2008 Nations Cup finals.Ugandan football was riding a new wave 2006-2007, with FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa leading a drive to break the Nations Cup jinx, for Cranes had last appeared at the finals in 1978.Uganda had recently brought in a foreign coach, German-Hungarian Laszlo Csaba, and had just beaten Nigeria 2-1 at Namboole with goals from David Obua and captain Ibrahim Sekagya.Because of  difficult travel plans, Uganda would travel to face “tiny” Lesotho without Obua and Sekagya.Csaba however still had a strong team. This was his starting line up: D. Onyango, S. Masaba, N. Kizito,T. Batabaire, A. Mwesigwa, J. Bagoole, A. Bajope, D. Wagaluka, G. Massa, G. Serunkuma, A. Kadogo.Mbidde led the fans to Lesotho June 2007Save Uganda Soccer’s Dennis Mbidde, Aldrine Nsubuga and Fred Muwema had led the drive to oust Denis Obua as FUFA head, and had joined the new Mulindwa and Moses Magogo team, giving fans a lot of hope.Mbidde, in charge of FUFA marketing, led travelling Uganda fans who had paid Shs2 million each, to Cranes base in South Africa, then they crossed over to Lesotho for the game. Hours to the match, it was revealed the Sunday June 17 game had to be postponed because the referees could not fly in on time for kick off!CAF mentioned their Force Majeure and it hit the headlines in the Ugandan media.The Force Majeure clause is a contract provision that allows a party to suspend or terminate the performance of its obligations when circumstances beyond their control arise, making performance inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal, or impossible.In football, it is included for exceptional circumstances when a football match may not be played.Tanzanian match officials Victor Mwandike, Charles Ndagala and Hamis Changwalu were held up inJohannesburg for lack of South African visas.The change left hundreds of Ugandan supporters mainly from Lesotho and neighbouring Southern African states disappointed as they would not be able to watch the game mid-week.FUFA Lawyer Muwema then got busy as Uganda prepared to play under protest. An appeal against the circumstances of the decision was prepared but there was fear that if Lesotho was knocked out of the group, Uganda would not get the three points anyway. The group would then not qualify to vie for the best runner up slots in the 2008 qualification.Group 3, 2008 qualifiers TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD Best runners up, 2008 qualifiers  Uganda11632183+5  Equatorial Guinea10631267-1 TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD  Mauritania76213910-1  South Africa116321104+6  Tunisia136411123+9center_img  Niger46114511-6 The change in kick-off date clearly upset the Ugandans, and it showed on the pitch. Key marksman Geoffrey Massa missed chance after chance, and the game ended goalless. Not the result Uganda had travelled for, especially as it emerged Nigeria had won 3-1 away in Niger, and had virtually secured top spot.At the end of the qualification run, Tunisia snatched one of the three places reserved for the best group runners-up with 13 points, with Uganda losing out on the other two places on goal difference.Fast forward to 2017, the circumstances are different in many ways this time, with Uganda actually benefiting from the Force Majeure clause.Moses Magogo is now president of FUFA, Mbidde is leader of delegation – fresh from a war of words with his former boss Mulindwa, and Cranes are fresh from a Nations Cup finals appearance.Uganda’s players have travelled to Cape Verde in batches, and the last one was delayed.The CAF statement below explains the circumstances:The‎ Group L Day One clash between Cape Verde and Uganda, originally scheduled for Saturday, 10 June 2017 in Praia has been postponed for 24 hours.  The decision was taken by the Organising Committee for the Total Africa Cup of Nations due to the difficulties faced by the Ugandan team in arriving in Praia. The ‎flight of the Ugandan team didnot take-off as expected from Dakar (Senegal), where they held a training camp due to a technical problem, which constitutes a case of force majeure. The match will therefore take place on Sunday, 11 June 2017 at the same‎ time and venue with the same officials.A clear case of Force Majeure!But the story might not be over, as Uganda is again grouped with Lesotho in the 2019 Nations Cup final qualifiers that got underway this weekend.*** Sources New Vision, Wikepedia  Benin116321104+6  Mozambique9623154+1  Eritrea9623158-3  Lesotho4611439-6  Algeria86222660  Nigeria156501103+7 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Discover Classical Melodies That Inspired Popular Music

first_imgPop Meets the Classics – Jun 15, 2013Sponsored by Heritage Bank • 7pm: Concert Talk • 7:30pm: PerformanceGreat music inspires – and inspired musicians can masterfully transform the familiar into something new and innovative. Many of the world’s celebrated composers borrowed, reinterpreted and rearranged music written by their peers and predecessors. Stravinsky borrowed from Tchaikovsky, who rearranged Mozart, who stole from Beethoven, who breathed new life into old folk songs.Modern genres, including pop, jazz, Broadway and rock, all contain countless works inspired by classical melodies.  MCE’s “Pop Meets the Classics” concert celebrates popular contemporary hits with classical connections. Performances include everything from Neil Diamond’s ‘70s pop hit “Song Sung Blue” (based on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, Second Movement), to the Walt Disney classic “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” (based upon a waltz in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty) to “Strangers in Paradise“ (based on Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances) from the Broadway musical, Kismet.While elements of the music may sound familiar, each piece builds on the work that inspired it, adding unique twists that transform the familiar into something new and transport the listener to an entirely different place. This concert illuminates the inspiration behind the music, bringing it a new sense of depth and context.Joining Masterworks as our featured youth soloist is vocalist, Elli Ehinger.  As the elementary school level winner of Masterworks’ community-wide Youth Music Competition, Elli won an invitation to appear in a Masterworks season concert.Prior to the concert, audience members are invited to attend a pre-show “Concert Talk” where they can gain insights about the music that will make the concert experience more meaningful.Tonight’s Concert is sponsored by Heritage Bank. Our Community Spotlight is on C.I.E.L.O project http://cieloproject.orgTickets & Information: TIckets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for Senior/Student/Military and $11 for Youth. Tickets are available through the Washington Center Box Office and website: (360)753-8586 or For information about Masterworks, including concerts, season subscriptions and special programs, visit Facebook16Tweet0Pin0last_img read more