Online and SMS auctions Howard Lake | 28 May 2003 | News Here’s the latest roundup of online and SMS auctions being run by charities.Model Elle Macpherson recently had her body cast as she stood in one of Selfridges’s shop windows. The casting was part of the London store’s Body Craze event. The original cast will be auctioned next week in an SMS auction run by Flytxt with income from the 50p messages being donated to children’s charity Ark.Children’s charity Kidsout is running an online auction offering a day out for four at Silverstone race track as the top prize. The auction runs from 23 May to 2 June 2003. Promotion of the event included a viral e-mail campaign and a dedicated URL – www.kidsoutauction.co.uk. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 23 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events British Heart Foundation aims to raise £10,000 with an online auction hosted by eBay in British Heart Week (7-15 June). Lots include a Formula 1 Ferrari team shirt signed by Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barricello.
By Andy Eubank – Oct 18, 2015 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Some Rush County Crops Enjoying a Good Year Previous articleSunday OutlookNext articleOIL Prices Higher on Friday but a Loss for the Week Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Some Rush County Crops Enjoying a Good Year Rush County updateAt the Indiana State Fair in August Mark Bacon of Milroy in Rush County said he had farm ground that seemed to be in a garden spot. The growing season was going great and his was a story not many Indiana farmers could share. Two months later it is harvest and that ground is providing very good results for Bacon.“Soybeans ran in the mid 60’s and we had a little that ran 70 bushels per acre, but we’re probably going to average above 60 bushels on soybeans across the board. Corn has been for the most part 170 to 220, and we had one field that went 232, so we’re really happy with that.”Those yields are a little above average. But like most farmers, just up the road there is a different story. Bacon spoke with HAT Friday in a field 14 miles from home in Shelby County.“It’s not going to be quite as good. I think I had some water damage up there. There was some heavy rain just after I got it planted and it’s not turning out quite as good. Looks like it will be in the 140-150 bushel range.”Bacon said he’s watched yield variances in those fields from 220 bushels all the way down to 120. And in that garden spot back in Rush County, Bacon had record wheat production.“I had a hundred bushel wheat. My brother had a little bit less, about 95 on what we ran prior to July 6th. After the 6th the rains started hitting and we were out of the field for two weeks and then the quality went down and the yield went down.”Bacon feels they would have continued getting the 100 bushel yields but the rain after July 6th put an end to that. Soybeans were wrapped up last week and he expects to finish corn harvest mid-week this week. SHARE SHARE
News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation Follow the news on China News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more October 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New purge at China Youth Daily ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by a fresh purge launched by the Communist Party Youth League and the Propaganda Department within the management and editorial staff of Zhongguo Qingnian Bao (China Youth Daily).The government is punishing the newspaper’s managers for failing to rein in an editorial team which is seen as too liberal.”The managers and staff of this newspaper are still being made to pay for the Bing Dian case and an outspokenness that displeases the communist party censors,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.These new sanctions are to remind Chinese journalists that their fate remains dependent on the goodwill of their supervisory body and the Propaganda Department,” said the organisation.On 13 October, Li Erliang was removed from his job as chief editor of Zhongguo Qingnian Bao and was named chief editor of Zhonghua Er Nu (Children of the Fatherland), a much less important publication which trumpets the achievements of prominent Chinese. Like the Zhongguo Qingnian Bao, Zhonghua Er Nu belongs to the Communist Party Youth League. Li Erliang was replaced by Chen Xiaochun, a journalist on the daily for 30 years. He had already replaced Li Datong at the head of the famous Bing Dian supplement.Likewise, Wang Hongyou who was both director and secretary general of the communist party cell within Zhongguo Qingnian Bao, lost his post as director to Xu Lixin.One journalist in Beijing said these replacements could be temporary. Loyal members of the Communist Party Youth League, traditional supporters of President Hu Jintao, could be appointed to exert greater control over this newspaper which sells by subscription to hundreds of thousands of people.In February 2006, Bing Dian a popular investigative weekly supplement to Zhongguo Qingnian Bao, had two of its leading staff removed, Li Datong and Lu Yaogang. The two journalists were sidelined by being sent to the daily’s centre for journalism research. ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News
Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Chamber’s referral networkNext articleWine appreciation – join a 6 week course admin NewsThe book of seduction by Moet & ChandonBy admin – January 23, 2009 841 Moët & Chandon has launched, ‘The Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Book of Seduction’ gift set and it will be available for a limited time only, exclusively from O’Briens Wines Nationwide. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Along with a bottle of Rosé Impérial, come two tulip-shaped flutes, one pink and one black, on a luminously transparent tray, perfect expressions of ying and yang. To initiate the ritual of romance with a dash of mischief, a set of Moët & Chandon “seduction” dice have been inscribed with sensual commands. Covered with a pink satin-finished sleeve wrapped with a glossy black band, the case is lined with a textured motif inspired by Moët & Chandon’s exclusively commissioned Toile de Jouy. From February 2009, the Moët & Chandon Book of Seduction gift set is available exclusively from O’Briens Wines nationwide and online @ www.wine.ie and retails at 55 euro. Email Print
It’s not yet known exactly how many Council houses in Letterkenny are affected by Mica.While Donegal County Council has identified a number of houses that could potentially be affected by the defective block issue in the area, the actual number will not be known until the testing regime is undertaken.The Council says that it has engaged with the Department of Housing seeking approval and funding to proceed with works to affected Council houses.Local Cllr Gerry McMonagle says he’s disappointed with the lack of progress:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/gerrymica1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDonegal Team complete Charity Cycle for Team LivieNext articleComplacency biggest challenge to avoiding virus resurgence – Glynn News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 20, 2020 Number of Letterkenny Council houses affected by Mica unknown Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest
Green light for TUPE extensionOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Government has announced plans to take forward reform of TUPE, thelegislation that protects employee rights when the business they work for istransferred to a new owner. The DTI has indicated that the reforms will apply the TUPE (Transfer ofUndertakings and Protection of Employment) regulation more comprehensively tocontracts involving labour-intensive services such as refuse collection,catering and cleaning. It will also ensure that the new employer is better informed of the ongoingemployment rights of the employees it takes on. In addition, the DTI claims thereforms will improve the way TUPE operates when insolvent businesses are sold. Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt, said: “I will be carryingout public consultation on draft revised regulations with a view to placingthem before Parliament in the autumn, to come into effect in spring 2004.”The issue of occupational pension rights under TUPE is to be consideredseparately as part of the pensions review being taken forward in theGovernment’s Green Paper. www.dti.gov.uk
Tags: ESPN/FOX/midutahradio.com/Pac 12/Pac-12 Network/Utah Men’s Basketball September 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball To Appear Numerous Times on ESPN and Pac-12 Networks Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, the Pac-12 announced the television networks and start times for its men’s basketball schedule for the 2018-19 season.This, of course, entails the University of Utah as the Utes will be part of either national or regional telecasts for all of their games this season.The Utes will appear on the Pac-12 networks 15 times this season. This means they may air on the Pac-12’s national feed or its mountain channels.Additionally, the Utes will appear on the ESPN family of networks nine times. The remaining five games will either be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, the national FOX over-the-air feed and the Big Ten Network.Games aired on ESPN networks will also be available through the ESPN app. This means they are accessible through computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive video subscriptions through an affiliated provider.Any of the Utes’ games aired on the Pac-12 Network in any form can be accessed via the Pac-12 Now app.Depending on how successful of a season the Utes may be having, national networks may pick up their games so check local listings regularly. Remember to visit midutahradio.com’s sports schedule for the latest information on tip-off times as the season approaches.
As rugby players go, they don’t come more controversial than Austin Healey. Despite 51 caps for England and two for the British and Irish Lions, opinion both on the player and the man remains firmly split. Many fans of his club, Leicester Tigers, revere Healey and would have him back in the England squad tomorrow; others have labelled him childish and unprofessional, a loud mouth, a show pony and even a selfish player who puts himself before the team. Yet Healey’s genius for rugby is undoubted, and with English rugby in deep gloom, I rung him to find out how its most unshakably cheery player thinks it will get out of the rut. Before getting stuck in, I wanted to get a sense of Healey’s style. With a man known in some quarters as Oz ‘the mouth’ Healey, I wanted to make sure that when was saying something for a reaction, or just pulling my leg, I’d know. We started off on Healey’s approach off the pitch. At the forefront of my mind was an incident from the 2001 Lions tour: with Richard Hill swimming in a shark tank beside him, Healey was videoed banging on the walls and urging his fellow players to help him “make it angry!” Was Healey always such a joker? “Oh yeah – I want as much pissing about as possible.” The man takes his pissing about seriously: “to be honest, professional rugby training is a bit dull – you’ve got to keep it entertaining.” Coming from a man who’s been a professional rugby player for a decade, I take his word for it. But don’t people object? “Some players don’t take it very well.” And Coaches? “Well, coaches are coaches. They think if anyone’s having fun they shouldn’t be there.” He makes an exception, though for Leicester’s forwards coach, Richard Cockerill “Richard Cockerill’s has a right laugh with us…though it’s probably because he doesn’t understand what’s being said in the conversation most of the time”. What about the outspokenness? In 2001 Healey was fined £2,500 by the Lions management for branding Wallaby Justin Harrison a “plank” and a “plod” in a newspaper column. Healey is unrepentant: “I’m always perfectly honest, and I truly believe what I say. That Australian was a bit of a dickhead.” He was widely castigated at the time, particularly by the Australian media; but since 2001, Harrison has built up a terrible reputation for niggle, and finished his Australian representative career by calling South African winger Chumani Booi a “stinking black cunt” during a provincial match. “I do feel a bit vindicated – I’ve always been a good judge of character,” says Healey; but he immediately adds that “how people are on the pitch is very different to how people are off it. I’ve met Justin off the pitch and he’s actually quite a nice lad”. It’s apparent that Healey doesn’t take himself or his public antics too seriously, certainly not half as seriously as his critics – but the same couldn’t be said of his approach to rugby. “I’m very competitive. The other day I was playing golf with [England scrum half] Matt Dawson and I threw my sand wedge at him ‘cause he accused me of cheating. When I race my daughter, who’s three years old, I push her over at the start so I always win.” I mention another famous piece of Healey footage: an R&R session during the 1997 Lions tour to South Africa at a go-karting circuit, where Healey had cut across several corners to win a race. Eight years on, Healey is not even close to repentant: “Oh yeah, that ended up with me basically driving down the middle of the track. But it was them who cheated in the first place – the car they gave me was broken and it didn’t work on the left turns.” During matches, the man who’s become known as “the mouth” in some quarters is “actually relatively quiet.”At this point I know where I stand. It’s clear Healey’s not left the Tigers’ lunch hall where he took my call and that some of his comments are intended for his team-mates’ benefit and not mine as I can overhear their laughter following his more choice comments; at the same time, it’s clear he can be genuine and very honest. We can move onto the real question – what’s gone wrong with the England team, and what can be done to correct it? Healey is not without hope. He speaks of the importance of established players taking responsibility, as he has “tried to be a bit more of a senior player” at Leicester following the retirements of stalwarts Neil Back and captain Martin Johnson. But he emphasises that the key to plugging the holes in the England side is bringing in young talent. At openside, for example, “Neil Back found a niche in the game, and he filled it very successfully. We need to find the next one.” Leicester have already had great success in bringing in young players: their academy, managed by Dusty Hare – “You might have heard of him. He wouldn’t have made an impact in the modern game, but he was a good player in his day,” says Healey of the England and Lions star who’s scored more first class points than any other rugby player – has already produced first team players like Harry Ellis, Will Skinner and Louis Deacon. Healey also stresses the importance of gaining a “winning habit”: speaking of his legendary break through the Stade Franais defence to create the winning try for Leicester’s first European triumph, Healey says “I didn’t really know what was happening. That’s the aim – everyone knows what to do and everyone just delivers. The majority of games are so tight these days that it’s all about the last twenty minutes. The difference between a good team and a poor one can often come down to confidence under pressure.”But Healey makes clear just how far England has to go to return to the top table of international rugby; he really doesn’t mince his words. “Rugby moves in trends. At the moment, the focus is on powerful runners and a forcing errors game. You could say that at the minute, England are behind the times,” Healey explains, an analysis which cannot be faulted when one compares the resurgence of the Springboks, who employ the aggressive, focussed game plan he mentions, with the directionless displays put in by England in 2005. “It stems from the coaching,” says Healey, who believes the current England management, led by Andy Robinson, will not be able to learn from their mistakes sufficiently well: “We need to change the personnel. The current lot are too much in the shadow of Clive [Woodward]. They’re trying to be Clive, but they haven’t got the skills that he had.”Fans hoping for a rapid return to the top will be disappointed. When Healey speaks of England’s rebuilding, the 2007 World Cup doesn’t feature – he’s thinking on a longer time scale “in three or four years time, once the squads have been together for a while.” He makes clear that the glaring inferiority of basic skills highlighted by the Lions tour to New Zealand is no coincidence: “It’s their national sport over there, so even as kids they just play rugby. They don’t get pigeonholed – no one’s told ‘oh, you’re tall, you’re a lock, and you’re a fly half’. Everyone just plays rugby.” Our professional coaching structure undermines skilful, adventurous players further: “players get to eighteen and coaches want them to get big and strong. There’s much more pressure and focus on contact. Players are trained to weigh up the risk of the plays they make.” At professional level, “the emphasis is on speed, and weight training, when maybe we should spend more time on basic skills.”I aim to round off by asking Healey if England can recover as Leicester have done. His response shows just how difficult the road ahead will be for England. Despite reaching the final of the English league and the semi-final of the European cup, Healey points out, “the club hasn’t won a trophy for two years”. Even if England’s performances do improve, as they have shown occasional signs of doing, they will face the difficult challenge of regaining the many titles they have lost before they can claim to be truly back at the top.ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005