162 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 7 June 2019 | News The Good Exchange adds new CRM & WhatsApp features 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. Online matching platform The Good Exchange has updated its online charitable giving solution to enable the sharing of the information its single application form gathers from good causes seeking funding with the CRM systems used by funders to manage their grant making processes. Additional new functionality includes integration with WhatsApp, allowing users to add a WhatsApp ‘share’ icon on their organisation and/or fundraising project page. This enables charities and community groups using The Good Exchange as well as visitors to their organisational and fundraising project pages to share links and personalised information with their contacts to publicise fundraising activities and drive more donations. 161 total views, 2 views today The first organisation to use the new functionality will be Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF), which will be importing over seventy fields of information about each matched or shortlisted charitable project directly into its Salesforce CRM system to augment the grant management process and enable the Foundation to communicate better with charitable organisations looking for grants.Jayne Woodley, CEO, OCF, said:“We strongly believe that collaboration and integration is the way forward in the charitable funding sector. This new functionality will allow us to quickly and easily extract the data about all shortlisted and matched charitable projects directly from The Good Exchange platform into our Salesforce CRM solution, increasing the efficiency of our grant administration processes and decision-making as well as facilitating greater engagement with the causes that we support.”Ed Gairdner, COO of The Good Exchange, said:“We’re always looking for ways to innovate and evolve our platform to augment its charitable matching capabilities and make the grant management and application process faster and easier for everyone.“Thanks to the skills of the Hyphen8 CRM services team, we’ve been able to start the journey towards a seamless integration between our not-for-profit platform and leading grant-management and CRM solutions. The sharing of information between The Good Exchange’s single application form and grant makers’ own grant management, CRM systems and application forms will facilitate the matching of charitable fundraising projects to as many grants as possible whilst allowing Trustees to retain full control over the grant making process.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Developed in partnership with CRM consultancy, Hyphen8, the new CRM functionality is available to all registered funders on The Good Exchange and will allow users to create a comprehensive extract of the grant application data from all projects that have been auto-matched or shortlisted to their grant giving criteria and import the data into their CRM-based grant management systems. Any grant-giving organisation, such as a charitable foundation or trust, using a CRM system to manage their grant funding, could populate their database systems from this extracted data and use it to enhance their decision making while maintaining their own grant management and due diligence processes. Tagged with: crm grants Technology
September 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for the release of journalist Dominique Makeli, held for 10 years Help by sharing this information News RwandaAfrica RSF_en Receive email alerts Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Rwanda to go further News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders today urged the authorities to free Radio Rwanda journalist Dominique Makeli, who has been held for exactly 10 years in different Rwandan jails without ever appearing in court. Arrested on 18 September 1994, Makeli is currently being held in Kigali central prison.”We have been voicing our concern about Makeli’s fate for the past ten years and, once again, we reiterate our demand for his release,” the organisation said.Reporters Without Borders also reiterated its concern about growing threats to press freedom in Rwanda: “The authorities in Kigali are always boasting of their support for democracy but they do not seem to worry about the threats to journalists whose reports they find irritating.”The organisation added: “On the 10th anniversary of Makeli’s arrest, we call on the Rwandan government to see that his release would send a strong signal of a good faith if it wants to be able continue proclaiming its support for press freedom.”The Kigali state prosecutor told Reporters Without Borders in October 2001 that Makeli was accused of inciting genocide in his reports. While covering an appearance of the Virgin in Kibeho, in the west of the country, in May 1994, he reported that she was supposed to have said: “The parent is in heaven.” The prosecutor insisted that, in the context of that moment, this was taken to mean, “President Habyarimana is in heaven” and was interpreted as a message of support for Habyarimana and, by extension, the policy of exterminating Tutsis. Reporters Without Borders obtained a recording of this programme and played it to Rwandans who were in the country at the time of the genocide. None of them thought Makeli was fomenting hate. February 13, 2020 Find out more RwandaAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Organisation BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist Over 13 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. One hundred and twenty news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations so that their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Dominique Makeli is sponsored by Club de la presse de Bordeaux – Revue Solidarité, Club de la presse de Lille, Club de la presse de Montpellier, Club de la presse de Strasbourg, Courrier International, La Lettre de l’USJ-CFDT, Le Journal du centre, Le Reflet, RTBF (Television), Södermanlands Nyheter, www.expotimes.net.
St Pierre Groupe, which earlier this year rebranded from Carrs Foods, has appointed Chris McLaughlin as UK commercial director.McLaughlin previously worked for All About Food, which specialises in licensing restaurant brands such as Nando’s, Pizza Express and Wahaca and taking them into retail.Before joining All About Food, McLaughlin worked in a range of commercial leadership roles for Kellogg’s, where he led development of the company’s strategy for the high street discount trade sector. In his new role, his focus will be on growing distribution of the St Pierre and Baker Street brands.Jeremy Gilboy, founder of St Pierre Groupe, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Chris onboard as our new commercial director.“His extensive experience, significant expertise and his impressive track record, make him ideal for the position. In the coming months and years, Chris is set to play a pivotal role in helping us to deliver our UK ambitions for the business.”The St Pierre Groupe brand portfolio includes Baker Street, St Pierre and Paul Hollywood.Products supplied by the business, which rebranded from Carrs Foods in March this year, are sold in more than 35,000 stores in the UK, the US and Europe.
LETTERMACAWARD NOTES 225th Church Anniversary Celebration in Leitir:Our Celebration starts on 12th July at 7pm with an opening Service in our Church. You are heartily invited to be with us and we are very delighted that Father Ian Cannon will come as well. Afterwards we have a barbeque in Elliott’s – followed by a session from the Gweebarra Ceili band.Over the weekend we have an exhibition in the old Leitir Rectory showing old photos and historical documents. On Saturday at 6pm there is a classical Concert in the Church and on Sunday at 4pm we will have traditional music in the Church. Followed by a Service with our Bishop Ken Good. Come along and enjoy the Anniversary event with us. In the marquee beside the Rectory we will provide refreshments. For more details please contact Angela 95 44341 Halla Naomh Bríde Hall Activities are Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm Jackpot € 3.675.00 on 45 numbers or less. Art every Tuesday, 11.00am – 1.00pm All new comers welcome. Unislim every Wednesday 11.00am -12.00pm & 7.00pm – 8.00pm Padre Pio Relic Anyone wishing to pray at home with the Padre Pio Relic please contact Jean 0876385480 Mary 9546889 or Martin 0863459114 Graveyard Blessings Blessings Prayers and the Rosary of both graveyards will be held on Sunday afternoon 14th July. The Old Graveyard at 2pm and Cíle BrídeGraveyard at 3 pm. Kilclooney Country Market The next Country market will be on Saturday 6th July and every Saturday during July and August at 11.00am – 1.00pm in the Dolmen Centre. Come along and get your home baked goodies. Vegetables and Gifts are also available. You can treat yourself to a cup of tea or coffee in the Coffee Dock. Active Seniors Lettermacaward and Doochary The Annual Bus Tour Wednesday will be on the 31st July. The cost including a meal is €27 Please contact Angela 9544341 or Mary 087 6137869. Keys found A set of keys was found in the St Vincent De Paul shop Dungloe. There are 2 key ring pictures attached and a car key. Contact Breda 0n 0879116436 New Arrival Congratulations to Donal and Joanne Trimble, Toome on the birth of their baby recently. A wee sister named Charley for Gracie and Hughie DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: July 8th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWS
Widely-separate branches of science seem to converge on a common puzzle: complexity goes farther back than scientists expected – evolutionary scientists, that is.Cosmology: More evidence has come that galaxies formed very early. A mature galaxy detected through gravitational lensing was announced by the Hubble Telescope team, with an estimated redshift of 6.027. In the conventional big bang chronology, that dates it at 950 million years after the big bang. Other galaxies have been detected at redshift 10 or more, but this appears to have mature stars, “pushing back the epoch of its formation to about 200 million years after the Big Bang, much further than we had expected,” a NASA spokesperson said in the Hubble press release. That is about 1.5% of the assumed age of the universe. “This suggests,” he continued, “that the first galaxies have been around for a lot longer than previously thought.”Biology: “Complex Life Emerged from Sea Earlier Than Thought,” reported Jennifer Walsh at Live Science. Although her article assumes evolutionary time, the announcement from Boston College and University of Sheffield, who studied sediments in Scotland lakes, poses a challenge for evolutionists who had assumed the climb onto dry land was much later. “Life on Earth began in the oceans, but new fossils are showing that complex algae-like organisms left these salty seas earlier than thought, about 1 billion years ago, and spent more time evolving on land.” Science Daily titled their report, “Loch Fossils Show Life Harnessed Sun and Sex Early on.” “This suggests that life on land at this time was more abundant and complex than anticipated,” a co-author of the study said. “It also opens the intriguing possibility that some of the major events in the early history of life may have taken place on land and not entirely within the marine realm.”Geology: Belemnites are a type of cephalopod known only from fossils. They were thought to have gone globally extinct at an alleged “Cretaceous-Paleogene event,” after which time modern cephalopods evolved. According to an abstract in Geology,1 “In the North Pacific, however, a turnover from belemnites to the modern types of cephalopods about 35 m.y. before the Cretaceous-Paleogene event documents a more complex evolutionary history of cephalopods than previously thought.Botany: Recall also, as reported here 04/12/2011 (bullet 5), scientists at Penn State found evidence in their evolutionary scheme that genetic “upheavals” leading to the emergence of flowering plants occurred “nearly 200 million years earlier than the events that other research groups had described” (see PhysOrg). 1. Iba et al, “Belemnite extinction and the origin of modern cephalopods 35 m.y. prior to the Cretaceous-Paleogene event,” Geology, v. 39 no. 5 (April 2011), pp. 483-486, doi: 10.1130/G31724.1.What this means is not that the evolutionary dating schemes are now more accurate than before, but that empirical evidence is falsifying earlier beliefs about slow, gradual increases in complexity appearing over time. The data won’t give evolutionists what they want even within their own assumptions; why should the rest of us pay any attention? What’s a word that means the early appearance of complexity? Starts with a C, but we can’t utter it, because in academic circles it is offensive and makes scientists feel uncomfortable.(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
8 April 2003The Gauteng health department has urged parents to ensure that their children are immunised to prevent them from contracting polio.South Africa has not registered a new polio case since 1992, and aims to be declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation by the end of 2005.Polio is a viral infection that can lead to permanent paralysis. It is caused by a virus which leads to the inflammation of the grey matter found in the spinal cord.Most people infected with the virus show no symptoms, although others suffer from fevers, headaches, sore throats, nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, stiff necks, muscle weakness or paralysis.The virus can be spread through germs from coughing or sneezing or oral transmission from dirty hands.The department has urged parents and care-givers to ensure that all children under one year old are immunised, adding that failure to vaccinate children on time can have adverse consequences.Children should be vaccinated when they are between five and eight weeks old. Repeat vaccination should be done within 21 days and not more than 60 days.“A recent survey commissioned by the department found that most children were vaccinated in the province, but a significant number of them, about three out of 10, were not vaccinated on time to ensure good immunity”, the department said.Source: BuaNews
15 August 2008Airports Company South Africa has spent over R5-billion on improving facilities at airports around the country, and remains committed to delivering “quality aviation infrastructure” to meet the country’s needs for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and beyond.Presenting the company’s financial results in Johannesburg this week, Acsa chairman Franklin Sonn said the company had also started a five-year, R22-billion capital expenditure programme to cater for future growth in air travel.Of this amount, he said, about 62% would be spent in the first three years leading up to the World Cup.Also at the presentation was Transport Minister Jeff Radebe, who said the government would work closely with the airports operator. “We will stay close to Acsa to ensure business sustainability and timely delivery of the critical infrastructure necessary for the biggest marketing opportunity for our country, the 2010 Fifa world cup,” he said.Investment tripledHighlighting some of the key features of the financial year under review, Radebe said Acsa nearly tripled the previous year’s investment infrastructure developments by spending R5.2-billion.This sum included upgrades and new developments worth R1.7-billion on OR Tambo International Airport outside Johannesburg, R603-million on the Cape Town International Airport and R298-million on smaller domestic airports countrywide.In addition, R1.9-billion was allocated for both upgrades at Durban International Airport, as well as the greenfields international airport development at La Mercy, to the north of Durban.“We trust that you will continue focusing on efficiency in revenue and cost, while keeping your eyes on 2010 deliverables,” he said, commending the airports company for delivering good financial results despite the challenging economic environment.Non-aeronautical revenue growthAcsa MD Monhla Hlahla pointed out that infrastructure investment had increased by 215% to R5.2-billion, while revenue had increased by 9% to R2.797-billion.“Departing passenger volumes increased by 106% to R18.2-million [and] commercial and other non-aeronautical revenue increased by 20.2% to R1.4-billion,” she said.The robust growth in non-aeronautical revenue was mainly attributable to increases from activities such as property, core retail, car hire, as well as advertising.Acsa said that it continued to experience strong growth in traffic and non-aeronautical revenues due to strong positive growth in passenger numbers against a backdrop of positive economic growth, particularly in the first nine months of the financial year.“These results are good and reflective of the difficult operating and economic regulatory climate,” Hlahla said. “We will continue to focus on being efficient and deliver excellent service to our customers.”Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered showers will continue to track across the state today, and we still should see about 80% of Ohio pick up rain from this frontal passage. The rains today will likely be a little more gentle than the thunderstorms that worked into western and NW parts of the state yesterday. Everything should be winding down and get out of here by sunset tonight. Drier weather is coming back over the state starting tomorrow, as skies start to truly clear. Look for Wednesday to have a mix of clouds and sun, and even though we are transitioning to a different air mass behind the cold front, we still can’t completely rule out a couple of renegade sprinkles or showers. Temperatures also stay a bit cooler tomorrow with the nearby cloud cover, particularly in the east.Full sunshine is back Thursday, and we then see sunny, dry weather dominating through the rest of the week and weekend. Next week starts in the same fashion, and in fact, we may not see our next good threat of rain until next Wednesday the 7th.Showers and thunderstorms work through next Wednesday and Thursday, the 7th and 8th with good coverage. We expect .1”-.5” rains combined over the 2-day period with 80% coverage. The map at right shows rains for the entire 10-day period…which basically today’s showers combined with next week’s event. We do start to dry out again Thursday afternoon, heading into the extended period.For the extended 11-16 day window, we are dry to start for Friday and Saturday. We have to keep an eye out for a few showers or thunderstorms bringing up to .3” to 50% of the state overnight next Saturday night into Sunday the 11th. But then we are partly sunny and mostly dry for Monday the 12th through the end of the extended period on the 14th, with only a few pop up showers giving no more than 30% coverage any of those days. There is not a well-organized system in the cards for the end of the extended forecast period.
Rattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally got something to cheer about when long- jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold medal on the opening day of the 19th Asian Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan, on Thursday.Long Jumper Mayookha JohnyDiscus thrower Vikas Gowda added a silver while Asian Games gold medallist Preeja Sreedharan bagged a bronze in the women’s 10,000m race.Mayookha leapt 6.56m in her second jump to open India’s gold medal account on a rain- hit opening day at the Kobe Universiade Stadium to emulate her idol Anju Bobby George, who had won the Asian Championships gold in 2005.China’s Lu Minjia took home the silver by jumping 6.52m while the bronze went to Saeko Okayama of Japan, who had an effort of 6.51m.The women’s long jump event was delayed after the stadium was lashed by rain, which affected the performance of the athletes.Mayookha’s training mate and Commonwealth Games silver medallist MA Prajusha finished sixth with an effort of 6.27m.Mayookha’s effort, though, was below her season’s best of 6.63m, which she recorded in the national inter-state meet in Bangalore last month, and her personal best of 6.64m, which she came up with at the Asian All Star Meet in New Delhi last year.She also failed to go past the 2012 London Olympics and next month’s World Championships ‘B’ qualifying standard of 6.65m.Earlier, in the morning session, national record holder Gowda’s performance was also affected by weather conditions as he finished second with an effort of 61.58m, behind Iran’s Asian record holder Ehsan Hadadi, who also had a below- par 62.27m. The bronze medal went to Wu Jian of China ( 56.61m).This was the Iranian’s fourth consecutive Asian title, though he was well below his season’s best of 65.89m and Asian record of 69.32m.advertisementGowda, who has a season’s best of 64.91 and three marks over 64 metres, has already crossed the Olympics and World Championships ‘ B’ qualifying standard of 63m, while he is yet to touch the ‘A’ standard of 65m.It was a bit of a disappointment, though, for the Indian camp as Preeja had to settle for a bronze in 10,000m.Preeja, who has been struggling to reach peak form, clocked 33:16.55 sec, well below her Asian Games gold medalwinning timing of 31:50:28.Compatriot Kavita Raut, who had won silver in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, was a poor sixth with a below- par 35:24.35, much below her personal best of 31:51.44.SE Habitegbrel of Bahrain won the gold in 32:47.80 while compatriot and 2007 champion Kareema Jasim Saleh took silver in 32:50.90 With inputs from PTI.
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, center, talks to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, and center Steven Adams during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Oregon — CJ McCollum had 33 points, Damian Lillard added 29 and the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night.Maurice Harkless added 14 points and nine rebounds for the third-seeded Blazers, who opened a playoff series with two wins for the first time since the 2014 playoffs, when they beat Houston in six games.ADVERTISEMENT The series shifts to Oklahoma City for Game 3 on Friday.“Now we’ve got to go on the road and get gritty,” McCollum said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRussell Westbrook, who had his ninth career postseason triple-double in Oklahoma City’s Game 1 loss, finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists. He was pulled with 3:31 with most of his fellow starters after Portland built a 112-91 lead.Paul George had 27 points despite lingering questions about his right shoulder, which was covered with kinesiology tape. George insisted the shoulder, which kept him out of the Thunders’ regular-season finale, was fine at practice on Monday even though it was wrapped in ice. The Blazers were up 91-75 after three and easily protected their lead in the fourth, with Seth Curry’s 3-pointer pushing the lead to 100-83.Portland’s victory in Game 1 snapped a 10-game postseason losing streak that included four-game sweeps in the past two seasons — first by the Warriors and then last year by the Pelicans. Lillard had 30 points in the 104-99 win on Sunday.Oklahoma City beat the Blazers in all four meetings during the regular season. The Thunder have been to the playoffs for eight of the last nine seasons, but they haven’t gotten past the opening round for the past two.Oklahoma City started with a lot more energy than in Game 1, when it fell behind by 19 points in the first half. When Westbrook hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter, he pounded his chest and the Thunder went on to lead 31-26 at the end of the quarter.Lillard hit a 3-pointer and was fouled to close the Blazers within 48-43. But the game began to get heated, with Lillard and Westbrook getting into it when Lillard tried to strip the ball. The officials reviewed it for a “hostile act” but concluded there were no fouls on the play. There was tension the rest of the way, and frequent jawing back-and-forth.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Nuggets erase 19-point deficit to beat Spurs, tie playoff series Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Westbrook collected three fouls in the half and headed early to the bench, as did Portland’s Enes Kanter, who was so successful against the Thunder in Game 1. Together the teams had 29 fouls in the opening half.McCollum nailed a 3-pointer off a pass from Lillard at the buzzer to tie the game at 54 going into the break. Then McCollum turned to the crowd and simply nodded.Portland pulled in front on McCollum’s jumper and extended it to 69-63 with Lillard’s long 3-pointer. Curry had back-to-back 3s to put the Blazers up 85-73 late in the third.The Blazers’ hopes for postseason success appeared to take a blow last month when center Jusuf Nurkic was lost for the season with a broken left leg. Nurkic was averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds when he sustained the gruesome injury during a game against the Brooklyn Nets.Kanter, signed just before the All-Star break after he was waived by the New York Knicks, has started in Nurkic’s place. Kanter had 20 points and 18 rebounds in Game 1 but finished with six points and five rebounds on Tuesday.TIP-INSThunder: Thunder coach Billy Donovan was emphatic before the game: “No injuries, no one out, no game-time decisions.” … It’s the first playoff series between the teams since the Thunder moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City.Trail Blazers: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who just signed a contract extension that makes him the highest paid player in the NFL, was among the fans at the Moda Center, as was Gonzaga coach Mark Few. … Jake Layman, who did not play in the series opener, came in to start the second quarter.UP NEXT: Game 3 is set for Friday night in Oklahoma City. 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