125 total views, 3 views today Howard Lake | 10 February 2011 | News JustGiving offers free Google advertising to its charity members AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online fundraising site JustGiving is to give free advertising on Google to all its charity members. Its JustGiving Advertising Grants programme will use the search engine company’s advertising programme, Adwords, to create and manage adverts promoting charities’ fundraising pages on JustGiving.When people search on Google for a charity or keywords related to it, adverts will appear encouraging them to create a fundraising page or make a direct donation on JustGiving.JustGiving is paying for the adverts so it will manage choosing the keywords and creating the ads, and the adverts will start going live from 14 February.Google has for some years offered free advertising for charities in some countries, including the UK, under its Google Grants programme. The JustGiving programme is separate to that. Charities already using Google Grants are being given the opportunity to opt-out of JustGiving’s programme, given the possibility of both parties bidding against each other on the same keywords.JustGiving will review the effectiveness of the advertising campaign on a monthly basis.www.justgiving.com Advertisement Tagged with: Advertising Digital Google Justgiving 126 total views, 4 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: face-to-face Research / statistics Face-to-face requests 34 times more effective than email, research finds Advertisement 129 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 12 May 2017 | News Research conducted in the US into the power of persuasiveness in written communication versus face-to-face methods has found that face-to-face is 34 times more effective when making a request than email.The study was conducted by Mahdi Roghanizad of Western University and Vanessa K. Bohns at the ILR School at Cornell University, and published in the volume 69 of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. It states that despite email’s reach, asking in person is the significantly more effective approach; with just asking six people in person equal the power of sending an email to 200.In one experiment for the study, 45 people asked 10 strangers each to complete a brief survey. All participants made the same request using the same script but half did so via email, while the other half asked face-to-face. It found that people were much more likely to agree to complete a survey when they were asked in-person.However, before the experiment, the study found that email participants felt just as confident as face-to-face participants that people would respond positively to their request, guessing that an average of 5.5 of the ten people they asked would agree, compared to 5 for those asking in person. In fact, the face-to-face requests were 34 times more effective than emailed ones. 130 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis39 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis39
Home Indiana Agriculture News Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative Awarded $10k from Perdue Foundation Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative Awarded $10k from Perdue Foundation SHARE Facebook Twitter Perdue Farms has the initiative to improve the planet through the education of Indiana farmers and producers. The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has awarded the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) $10,000. CCSI is a program of the Indiana Conservation Partnership with a mission of improving soil health on Indiana cropland. “Our partnership with Perdue will further help CCSI to address environmental concerns as well as help our Indiana farmers become more resilient to extreme weather events and challenging market conditions,” CCSI Director Lisa Holscher said.In the Washington, Indiana area alone, the Perdue Farms Turkey Operation consists of 180 farm family partners who rear Perdue flocks and approximately 150 local grain farmers who provide corn to feed the flocks. In addition, Perdue purchases over 70,000 ton of soybean meal annually with soybeans provided by grain farmers from across the state of Indiana. The positive impact of CCSI would give a direct benefit to Perdue’s local farmers and ranchers.“The Indiana Conservation Partnership, through its Conservation Cropping System Initiative, has a long, successful history of educating farmers and communities on ways to improve soil health on Indiana cropland, especially through the use of cover crops,” said Steve Levitsky, Vice President of Sustainability for Perdue Farms. “At Perdue, we believe in addressing the health of soils to ensure farmers have sustainable, viable cropland while benefiting the environment.”The funds requested of the Perdue Foundation will go towards supporting CCSI soil health outreach and education efforts. Since 2011, through an active outreach and education program that includes farmer-mentors, researchers, and top soil-health advisors, CCSI has held education events that have reached over 26,000 attendees. A consistent, science-based, farmer-proven soil health message has been core to the increased adoption of soil health practices, including cover crops – which now rank third, behind corn and soybeans as Indiana’s most commonly grown crop.“We are honored to invest in a program like this. It not only educates the farmers on healthy practices but also enriches the soil and improves the environment,” said Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIn Louisville a New Kinze Planter and a New Kind of Seed Company on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleAg Lenders Say Farmers Depend on Off-Farm Income Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 20, 2019
Rajasthan HC Allows To Waive The Condition Of Two Sureties For Release Of Prisoners Also Directs Not To Compel Them To Surrender During Lockdown [Read Order]
News UpdatesRajasthan HC Allows To Waive The Condition Of Two Sureties For Release Of Prisoners Also Directs Not To Compel Them To Surrender During Lockdown [Read Order] Mehal Jain13 April 2020 12:34 AMShare This – xFollowing the track of the Allahabad High Court, the Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court also on Friday waived the condition of furnishing two surety bonds by each inmate for their release on parole, considering these “peculiar circumstances” of a nation-wide lockdown, observing that “else purpose of the order of parole shall frustrate”.The High Court also directed the state and its…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFollowing the track of the Allahabad High Court, the Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court also on Friday waived the condition of furnishing two surety bonds by each inmate for their release on parole, considering these “peculiar circumstances” of a nation-wide lockdown, observing that “else purpose of the order of parole shall frustrate”.The High Court also directed the state and its legal services committee to “ponder and take a candid decision to extend the parole of all those inmates, who have been released and were to surrender during the period of declared lock down and they be not compelled to surrender till lifting of the lock down”The bench noted the submission that on March 30, 54 inmates were granted parole by the State Level Parole Committee “which has ordered to furnish personal bond along with two sureties each amounting to Rs. 50,000/- by each inmates, but the inmates are not able to furnish sureties because of sudden lock down necessitated to check spread of corona virus Covid-19″.”We deem it necessary that considering nation wide lock down and lack of transport facilities, condition of furnishing two sureties by each of the inmates, vide parole order is waived and set aside”, ordered the bench. The High Court also recorded the submission that “the inmates released on parole, are being asked to surrender after lapse of parole period and their parole is not being extended, in prevailing circumstances when the movements are checked inmates cannot be asked to surrender, hence their parole needs to be extended and be extended”.The Public Prosecutor had also advanced that “the committee in its report has advised that in view of nation wide lock down and lack of transport facilities, extension of parole needed to be extended for further four weeks and has advised for amendment of rules accordingly”.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Suspect who allegedly took 2 women hostage at UPS facility in New Jersey died on the scene: Officials
WPVI-TV(LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J.) — The suspect who allegedly took two women hostage at a UPS facility in southern New Jersey Monday morning died on the scene, according to officials.A shooting occurred outside the UPS facility in Logan Township Monday around 8:45 a.m., after authorities received reports of a man with a gun that had taken the two women hostage inside, according to a press release from the New Jersey attorney general’s office.As the hostage situation unfolded, the other employees were evacuated from the facility, leaving only the suspect and victims inside, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore said at a news conference Monday.The shooting occurred after the gunman and hostages had exited the building, according to the attorney general’s office.The women, both UPS employees, were not seriously injured during the hours-long standoff and were later rescued, the prosecutor said.Multiple law enforcement officers fired at the man, identified as 39-year-old William Owens of Sicklerville, New Jersey, and he was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the attorney general’s office.One of the hostages had a prior relationship with the suspect, the prosecutor said.UPS said in a statement Monday morning, “We cannot provide information about the identity of people involved at this time.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by Tags: Sam Merrill/Yoeli Childs Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOVERLAND PARK, Kan.-Tuesday, former Utah college basketball stars Yoeli Childs and Sam Merrill were named to the Senior CLASS Award All-American Team.Merrill, one of the brightest stars in Utah State men’s basketball history, made the first team and Childs checked in on the second team.Merrill, a former Bountiful High School star posted 19.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Aggies, while shooting 41 percent from behind the arc and 89.3 percent at the foul line.Childs, a former Bingham High star, netted 22.2 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Cougars, leading the squad in both of these categories. He also shot 57.4 percent from the field and led the squad with 17 blocks. Childs accomplished these feats despite playing in only 19 games this season because of an NCAA suspension and several nagging injuries.The Senior CLASS Award winner was Marquette senior guard Markus Howard who led the nation with 27.8 points per game while shooting 84.7 percent from the free throw line.Other first team-members included Kansas senior center Udoka Azubuike (13.7 points, 10.5 rebounds per game), Seton Hall senior guard Myles Powell (21 points per game) and Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston (18.6 points, 5.9 assists per game, 85.2 percent at the foul line).Joining Childs on the second team were Dartmouth senior guard James Foye (9.7 points per game), senior forward/center Nathan Knight (20.7 points, 10.5 rebounds per game, 49 blocked shots) of William & Mary, LSU senior guard Skylar Mays (16.7 points, 5 rebounds per game, 85.4 percent at the foul line) and Penn State senior forward Lamar Stevens (17.6 points, 6.9 rebounds per game).These selections were made by a nationwide vote of Division I men’s basketball coaches, national basketball media and fans.Howard achieved this honor by virtue of being considered the most outstanding senior student athlete in Division I men’s college basketball.More information is available at seniorclassaward.com. March 31, 2020 /Sports News – Local Sam Merrill, Yoeli Childs, Named To Senior CLASS Award All-American Team
All Good Presents hosted the first Merryland Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD over the weekend. They brought together an impressive lineup, and the venue’s new turntable stage meant an almost nonstop two days of music with only five to ten minutes between bands and no overlapping performances.Day one had String Cheese Incident headlining with two sets, preceded by Lotus, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Yonder Mountain String Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, TAUK, Protoge and ELM. Day two saw Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Grace Potter, Greensky Bluegrass, Shakey Graves, Langhorne Slim & the Law, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, and Cris Jacobs Band.You can listen to several sets from the festival below, thanks to taper Will Urquhart:[Cover photo via Merryland’s FB Page/Jordan August Photography]
Having a headquarters in Austin, Texas is not the only thing that warm cookie delivery company, Tiff’s Treats, and Dell have in common.Another commonality: We both trace back to humble beginnings on a college campus. Fifteen years after Michael Dell launched Dell Computers out of a University of Texas dorm room, it was 1999 and another campus-based company was being baked up… literally.Meet Tiffany and Leon Chen, founders and owners of Tiff’s Treats.Baking and delivering warm cookies straight from Leon’s college apartment kitchen, the Chens have built a cookie empire that now includes 32 stores and counting.If hearing “warm cookie delivery” makes your mouth water but doesn’t spark thoughts of computer hardware, you’re not alone.“People think we are just multiple bakeries, but everything is connected through technology.Share“People think we are just multiple bakeries, but everything is connected through technology,” says Tiffany Chen. “If one store gets too busy, I can press a button and extend delivery times so our customer’s expectations are met.”Initially running their company from a single Dell PC and a QuickBooks license, the Chens technology needs have grown as their cookie brand grew from beloved homegrown Austin business to a national stage.“It’s the Ferrari of laptops.ShareToday, the Chens rely on an in-house IT director and their Dell Small Business Tech Advisor to manage their growing IT needs including Dell POS systems and Leon’s Dell Precision 5520, which he refers to as “the Ferrari of laptops.”Right now, sitting at my desk in Dell’s headquarters, business facts and figures are far from my mind. I’m enjoying a quiet break with a cookie, what Tiff’s Treats has coined my “warm cookie moment.”I love seeing them grow their business. They’ve been Austin’s local celebrities for years and they’ve now been well received in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and then outside the great state of Texas into Atlanta. For me, it’s icing on the… cookie that Dell has been there every step of the way.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be performing a new song,”How Does A Moment Last Forever” for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. – Céline pic.twitter.com/5H7vnGPs5W— Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 19, 2017 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Jennifer Lopez Wants Rosie in Full Bloom for Bye Bye BirdieAs reported, pop superstar Jennifer Lopez will play Rosie in NBC’s next live musical, Bye Bye Birdie, and she hopes to bring Chita Rivera-worthy oomph to the role. “It’s such a great role, and it got watered-down a little bit in the movie version,” Lopez recently told The Hollywood Reporter. “It will be interesting to play that part and be a woman who’s pushing 40 and feels like, ‘Are we ever getting married?'” Also an executive producer on the project, Lopez mentioned that the goal is to keep the production “period” and “authentic.” We can’t wait to see Jenny from the Block headline this Tony-winning hit!Anne Hathaway & Rebel Wilson Set for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels RemakeWhat’s a nasty woman to do? Deadline reports that MGM is in talks with Anne Hathaway to join forces with Rebel Wilson in Nasty Women, the title of the Jac Schaeffer-scripted remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The new film will gender-reverse the 1988 Frank Oz-directed film that starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine as con men who try to swindle an heiress. Norbert Leo Butz took home his first Tony Award for his performance as Freddy Benson (Martin in the film) in the 2005 Broadway production.Natalie Casey Will Be Stepping Out in the West EndBritish stage and screen star Natalie Casey has joined the cast of Richard Harris’ award-winning comedy Stepping Out, which charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. She is well known to TV audiences for playing Carol Groves in Hollyoaks and Donna Henshaw in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps; her West End theatre credits include Fame, Legally Blonde, Well and Abigail’s Party. Casey joins previously announced Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson. Directed by Maria Friedman, the production is scheduled to begin previews at London’s Vaudeville Theatre on March 1 and officially open on March 14.Kelli O’Hara & More Join Stand Up, Sing Out!As previously announced, Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, the first of a monthly concert series benefitting national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and the environment, is set for January 20 at Town Hall. This roster of performers is seriously star-spangled; joining names like Jessie Mueller, Billy Porter, Andrea Martin, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Stokes Mitchell are Brian d’Arcy James, Kelli O’Hara, Anika Larsen, Judy Kuhn, Caissie Levy, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Betsy Wolfe and many more. Want to get in on the action? Grab tix to the event here.Cast Complete for Sheen Center’s 9 CirclesNewcomer Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York premiere of Bill Cain’s 9 Circles. The production kicks off The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture’s spring 2017 season and will also feature Broadway alums David St. Louis, Ryman Sneed and Aaron Roman Weiner. The Kent Nicholson-helmed production is based on Dante’s Inferno and follows an Army veteran thrown into a labyrinth of military bureaucracy (his own personal hell) after being prosecuted for crimes he may have committed during the Iraq War. Performances will run from February 21 through March 19. Opening night is set for February 26.Carolee Carmello & More Head to the Roaring ‘20sAll right, in their case, it’s more like the Belting ’20s. Carolee Carmello, Beth Malone, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and Jill Paice are set to star in Town Hall’s first Broadway by the Year Series concert of 2017, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s, on February 27. These five Broadway faves will perform songs written for the Great White Way in the 1920s by the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, and Sigmund Romberg. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. It’s going to be the bee’s knees, so be sure to book tickets ASAP.P.S. Celine Dion is the latest flawless voice tapped for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast! Joining previously announced vocalists Ariana Grande and John Legend, she will perform the new song “How Does A Moment Last Forever”—and you best believe we love Celine Dion songs about forever. View Comments Jennifer Lopez(Photo: Bruce Glikas)