Best of British givers honoured by Beacon Prize

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 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 The full list of Beacon Prize winners 2003 is: Professor David Morley: Lifetime AchievementLord Bhatia of Hampton: Leadership Carol Wiggins: Leadership Dr Martin Fisher and Nick Moon: Creative GivingTom Hunter: Creative Giving Jason Maude: Start Up Dame Stephanie Shirley: Start UpDavid Constantine: Courage Zac Goldsmith: Young Philanthropist Sarah Francis: Young Philanthropist Niall Quinn: Judges’ Special Prize John Profumo: Judges’ Special Prize Sir J Paul Getty: Judges’ Special Posthumous Prize The winners will be invited to attend a ceremony in the New Year at No. 11 Downing Street. Here the winners will be presented with their prizes and the overall winner, who will receive a £20,000 donation for their charity, will also be announced. In addition, they will be invited to become the first Beacon Fellows, who will help to shape the future of the charity and be an inspiration to other philanthropists.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Best of British givers honoured by Beacon Prizecenter_img Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people The finalists for the first Beacon Prize have been named. The Prize aims to raise the profile of giving in the UK by acknowledging exceptional philanthropic acts by individuals.The fourteen philanthropists who have won various categories in the Beacon Prize 2003 are diverse. They include Carol Wiggins, an enterprising unemployed mother who helped transform her local community; Niall Quinn, International Irish footballer, who donated the £500,000 proceeds of his testimonial match to charity; and a 15 year old girl who raised £15,000 for Afghan refugees. The 14 philanthropists were selected by an expert panel of judges from 765 nominations. They were chosen for their exceptional charitable efforts and because they are an inspiration for others to give of their time, money or expertise. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 October 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Kripa karke ghar me rahe: Former cricketer Kevin Pietersen

first_imgNew Delhi: Former cricketer Kevin Pietersen has urged Indian citizens to stay indoors during the 21-day lockdown period which started from Tuesday midnight amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“Namaste India! I have heard that your situation is like ours, PM Modi has announced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days. I request you to follow this instruction. We will fight coronavirus together and come out to this situation. Please stay at your home and stay safe,” he tweeted in Hindi. (IANS)Also Read: Kevin Pietersen uses Hindi to spread awareness among Indians for novel CoronavirusAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronaviruslast_img read more

Steelers go to New York and get the job done

first_imgZiggy Hood (96) tackles New York Jets’ Geno Smith (7) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Steelers won 19-6. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) When the final seconds ticked off the clock, the score read Steelers 19, Jets 6. The first victory of the 2013 season came not a moment too soon for the black and gold. Coming into the game at 0-4; the team knew that they could ill afford a fifth consecutive loss to open the year.  They played like they knew it too. Big Ben Roethlisberger was nearly flawless throughout the entire game as he completed 23 of 30 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders was as spot on as any throw all day. Also spot on was the play of Antonio Brown who over the past few games has emerged as the true number one threat of this offense.  The shakeup of the offensive line didn’t seem to do much good in regards to the protection of Big Ben as he was sacked four times, hit 6 more and again pressured throughout the contest. That, however, can be overlooked when you win ball games.Also easy to overlook is the poor output in yardage from the running game. Starter LeVeon Bell only managed 34 yards on the ground. Despite that, the way Bell ran was impressive. He ran with force and a good burst of speed to go along with it. Low production or not, Bell is the true feature back on this team.  The story of the day however has to be the defense. On this day, the defense played like the Steelers of old. They blitzed rookie Geno Smith and sacked him 3 times. They also forced him into two interceptions, the teams’ first two turnovers on the year. They got after the ball and seemed to make plays in critical situations all game long.  They played with a purpose, something that seemed to lack the first few weeks.Coaching has to be commended this week as well. They clearly motivated this team to get out there and get it done. They convinced their players the season isn’t lost, there’s a lot of football left and that despite the 0-4 start they are still in this race.  Only time will tell if that is actually the case but for at least one Sunday in October, they were right and the Steelers were victorious.Notes and Superlatives:Game Ball: Big Ben-He has emerged as the leader of this team and his nearly flawless game helped lead the charge to victory.  Play of the Game:  It may not have been the most impactful play, but Troy Polamalu’s hit on Jets WR Stephen Hill was one for the ages.  Mike Tomlin took away all games from the locker room this week, banning all players from Ping Pong, Pool and Shuffleboard etc. Brett Keisel injured his ribs during the game but it doesn’t sound serious.Will Johnson injured his hand and it does appear to be serious at this point.1-4, up next Vs. Baltimore on 10/20Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

Nokia Fails To Impress With New Nokia Lumia 928

first_imgNokia thinks it has the perfect summer smartphone for you. Today, the Finnish smartphone maker announced the Lumia 928, a Windows Phone with a 4.5-inch display, improved camera capabilities and sound capabilities. The Lumia 928 will be available through Verizon starting next week for $99 on a two-year contract.Yet, if you are thinking that this new Lumia is giant leap forward for Nokia and Windows Phone, you are mistaken.Nokia calls the Lumia 928 a “new expression of the world’s most innovative smartphone.” Presumably, Nokia is referring to last year’s release of the Lumia 920 as the most innovative smartphone. Essentially, what Nokia is saying is that the Lumia 928 is an iterative update to its last flagship device, except this time it is coming exclusively to Verizon.The specs on the Lumia 928 are proof that this is not a giant leap ahead for Nokia. It sports a 1.5-GHz Qualcomm processor, 2000 mAh in battery, a 1280×768 display on its 4.5-inch screen (334 pixels per inch), 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The camera is improved over the Lumia 920 with a 8.7-megapixel back camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia PureView technology and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). For the most part, these specs are only marginally better or equal to the Lumia 920 that has been available since the end of 2012. If you put those specs up against those from this year’s two biggest Android smartphones, the Lumia 928 does not stack up. The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 both sport quad-core processors from Qualcomm (at 1.7 GHz and 1.9 GHz clocks, respectively) and crisper displays (469 ppi for the HTC One, 441 ppi for the Galaxy S4), better batteries (2300 mAh the One, 2600 mAh for Galaxy S4).Nokia wants to differentiate on the camera. That is an increasingly hard position to take in the market, as every single smartphone manufacturer thinks it can differentiate on the camera and have worked extremely hard to create unique capabilities. HTC sports its “ultrapixel” camera, which works extremely well in low light situations. Samsung has a 13 megapixel camera with the Galaxy S4 and a variety of nifty features. Apple and BlackBerry also sport innovative, quality cameras for their flagship smartphones. It is well and good for Nokia to continue touting PureView and Carl Zeiss, but at this point those have become marketing buzzwords bereft of much meaning to the actual consumer. So, take the Lumia 928 for what it is: a slightly better Lumia 920, only this time exclusively for Verizon.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinskicenter_img Tags:#Nokia#Windows Phone Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Here comes Alab

first_imgJimmy Alapag’s dagger three remains one of the biggest shots hit at MOA Arena. —JAM STA. CRUZNational team legend Jimmy Alapag returns to the site of one of his greatest performances for the country, albeit in a new role.The PBA great makes his coaching debut on Sunday as he leads Tanduay Alab Pilipinas against Hong Kong’s Eastern Sports Club in their season opener of the Asean Basketball League at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlab immediately faces a stern test in the defending champion squad from Hong Kong bannered by Gilas Pilipinas big man Christian Standhardinger, who was made the first pick by San Miguel in the PBA Draft last month.The 6-foot-8 Standhardinger, who will join San Miguel after the ABL season, will join forces with Thai-American Tyler Lamb and Marcus Elliot, the reigning best import. View comments Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “They’re the champions,” said Alapag. “Until somebody beats them, they have to be the favorites.”Swept by the Singapore Slingers in the best-of-three semifinals last year, Alab underwent a major facelift with the addition of several PBA veterans and American imports Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa.“We have our hands full, there’s a lot of tough teams,” said Alapag. “We start the season with Hong Kong and Singapore right out the gate, but it’s something we look forward to. It’s gonna give us a very good barometer of where we are early in the season.”Ray Parks, Robby Celiz and heritage import Lawrence Domingo are the holdovers from last year’s Alab squad.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Back in the Finals LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We will always have special memories [at MOA],” said Jimmy Alapag, whose endgame heroics for Gilas Pilipinas against Korea in the same arena in 2013 remains one of the greatest moments in Philippine basketball.“Of course, it was a very special night for PH basketball when we beat Korea there. That place will always have a little bit of sentimental value to myself, and really, our country. To have an opportunity to have our first game there and my first game as a head coach, I’m excited for our guys. We’re expecting a great crowd.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Brian Kelly Explains Why Notre Dame’s Partnering With Bleacher Report

first_imgA picture Notre Dame's video about Bleacher Report partnership.Bleacher Report.Bleacher Report and Notre Dame announced a “groundbreaking partnership” for social media content on Thursday.From Notre Dame’s release:Bleacher Report, a preeminent next generation content creation company, has reached an agreement with University of Notre Dame football for an exclusive social content partnership throughout the season. The B/R social team will be embedded with the football program in South Bend and travel with the team to road games during the entire season to create custom content for the program’s national fan base.The collaboration will consist of full behind-the- scenes access to the Notre Dame football team including practice, locker room, game day activities, home and away games, travel, academic classrooms and a wide array of student and campus life. The array of content will include a weekly video feature, Facebook Live streams, short shareable social packages and game day Snapchat takeovers, distributed across Bleacher Report’s website and Team Stream mobile app — reaching more than 250 million users — along with B/R social platforms with an audience of more than 200 million fans.At a press conference this morning, Kelly explained the benefits of partnering with B/R for his program.Brian Kelly on Bleacher Report deal: “This gives us a unique relationship that nobody else has in college football.”— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 5, 2016Kelly says, flat out, the relationship with Bleacher Report allows them to reach their targeted audience. More so than the Showtime deal.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 5, 2016As I expected, Kelly says the Bleacher Report media deal requires much less time/effort than the Showtime documentary series did.— Stephen Brooks (@StephenM_Brooks) August 5, 2016Notre Dame did a documentary with SHOWTIME last season. Florida State is doing a similar documentary this season.The Fighting Irish released this video about their partnership with Bleacher Report. The start of something [email protected] x @BleacherReportComing this fall… #BRxND pic.twitter.com/8dbeU1jHvN— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 4, 2016Notre Dame opens its season on Sunday, Sept. 4 against Texas.last_img read more

Kalmar to Deliver Autonomous Equipment for Yara Birkeland

first_imgzoom Kalmar and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway.This means that all the necessary operations related to the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland will be conducted in a fully autonomous and cost-efficient manner, with zero emissions, as explained by the two companies.The delivery is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2020.“With this agreement, Yara Birkeland is not just the world’s first electric and autonomous container vessel; it is the world’s first fully digitalised and electric supply chain, with all operations, including loading, unloading and sailing conducted in a fully autonomous manner with zero emissions,” Tove Andersen, EVP Production, Yara, commented.Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara last year announced a partnership with technology company Kongsberg to build the world’s first fully autonomous, battery operated container vessel.Yara Birkeland is expected to reduce emissions and improve road safety by removing up to 40,000 truck journeys annually in a densely populated area of Norway. The vessel will transport fertilizer from Yara’s Porsgrunn plant via inland waterways to the deep-sea ports of Larvik and Brevik, a journey of 31 nautical miles.Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will provide the autonomous loading and unloading solution for Yara Birkeland, as well as transportation between the fertilizer production facilities and the quay. The solution will be implemented in phases, with the level of automation gradually increased over time. The end result will be a fully autonomous, mixed-traffic and zero-emission solution in an industrial environment, according to the duo.Kalmar will also support Yara’s operations with a full-scale service contract. Furthermore, Kalmar personnel will provide operational, automation and software support for the whole solution.“We are very excited to work with Yara on this unique groundbreaking project. The project involves several firsts for us, including the first fully automated RMG for vessel loading, unloading and container storage management. Furthermore, the Kalmar FastCharge AutoStrads will drive along the public roads in the Porsgrunn industrial park, which is also used by normal road traffic. We are working closely with local authorities and other parties to ensure the safety of passengers and vehicles at all times,” Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects, Kalmar, said.Image Courtesy: Yara/Kalmarlast_img read more

Ojibway boxer Spencer hopes to punch her way to Olympic glory

first_imgAPTN National NewsOjibway boxer Mary Spencer is in London getting ready for her first bout at the 2012 Summer Olympics.Based on her record, Spencer is one of Canada’s hopefuls for a medal.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story about Spencer’s road to the Olympics.last_img