BBC extends appeal deadline

first_imgBBC extends appeal deadline Howard Lake | 12 July 2008 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The deadline for charities to apply for appeals on BBC Radio 4 and BBC One’s Lifeline programme has been extended to 24 July. This is for appeals to be broadcast during the period May-July 2009.BBC One Lifeline appeals raised £142,597 for 12 charities working in the UK and overseas during 2006-7.Larry Boyd, Communications Officer at Tools for Self Reliance, whose patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu has broadcast two BBC appeals for the charity over the last nine years, says on the BBC site: “It would be impossible to overestimate the value of a Radio 4 appeal to a small charity. There is no other way we can reach an audience of millions in a way that inspires such confidence with donors”.Their 1999 appeal raised £19,913 initially but, through careful donor communications, these donors have gone on to give £60,000. One donor has given a total of £26,000.Their January 2008 has raised £29,494, including two £10,000 donations from family trusts which might well support the charity into the 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.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Lesli Margherita Gives an Early Morning Taste of Dames at Sea

first_img Star Files Dames at Sea Lesli Margherita Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Related Shows View Comments Broadway favorite Lesli Margherita stopped by the PIX11 studio this morning to give early birds a taste of her latest gig: the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea. The Olivier winner will take on the role of grand diva Mona Kent; have a listen as she performs “That Mister Man of Mine,” which, as Queen Lesli explains, is “a very dramatic song about a man that she once loved, and sadly, he has no more money, so ‘goodbye!’” You can catch Margherita in Matilda on Broadway through September 6, and then in Dames at Sea, beginning at the Helen Hayes Theatre on September 24. But before that, catch her live at the last Broadway in Bryant Park concert on August 13!last_img read more

The Diamond Awards from the eyes of a winner

first_imgIt’s a moment most credit union leaders aspire to. The moment of standing on stage and having your hardest work acknowledged, praised, celebrated – and awarded. Making it to this point means you thought big, put in the hard work, created an end product you’re proud of and showed your credit union peers that you’re willing to take the reins and drive the movement forward. It means you earned it.But how does one go from an empty trophy shelf to a spot on that stage? If you haven’t been up there receiving that shiny award, you might not know where to start, what to work toward or what an award-winning campaign even looks like. Until now.Take for instance the series of commercials, Don’t Feed the Goat, No Dead Leaves and Terms and Conditions produced by First Entertainment CU in California. The series stole the show at the 2013 Diamond Awards, taking home titles in Best of Show, Best Use of Humor and Best for Brand Awareness.Roy MacKinnon, VP of Marketing for First Entertainment CU is the creative mind behind the winning commercials. By connecting with the audience through humor and honesty, MacKinnon was able to captivate not only his target audience, but also the 2013 Diamond Award judges.The BeginningMacKinnon’s idea for a set of commercials produced exclusively for First Entertainment’s target audience first came about ten years prior to their first airing. “Warner Bros.(They never spell out brothers)(WB), our founding SEG company, does employee screenings, where WB staffers can watch new films on the WB lot,” MacKinnon explained. “I thought, ‘What if we produced a commercial for the credit union to air at these screenings? We’ve got a captive audience and can speak directly to them.’ Unfortunately, at that time, I had neither the budget nor the connection to an agency to produce a top quality production. So it went on the back burner and I got busy with other things.”Ten years later, MacKinnon found himself working with an agency that had done some commercials. He resurrected the idea, and it quickly became a labor of love on his part. While his team handled other projects, he focused on working with the agency, settling on a theme and producing the commercials.A Simple Message and Some Solid Jokes Don’t Feed the Goat, No Dead Leaves and Terms and Conditions comprises three commercials featuring actor Curtis Armstrong, dressed in a comfortable shirt and jeans, speaking candidly with the audience. The commercials involve a goat, a potted plant and a mime – each humorously representing the various shortcomings of commercial banks.First Entertainment CU’s commercials connect with the audience through humor, a quirky, offbeat mood and perhaps most importantly, an honesty about the audience they serve. The commercials effectively get a simple message across: Here’s a credit union that’s serving the entertainment industry. Sometimes that message – and some solid jokes – is all you need.The Victory Effect“My Diamond Awards are proudly displayed above my desk. It’s been a great ride and a truly humbling experience. I’ve been very honored and humbled in my career, by these two awards”The biggest difference the awards have made for MacKinnon has been to inspire creativity and generate new ideas. “One of the things I enjoy most of all when I go to conferences is walking through the aisles of winners because the award winning work inspires me to do more, whatever that ‘more’ might be. The entries that grab the reader’s attention…. that demand to be read and digested and thought about. Over the years, those are the works that have inspired me to create larger and be bigger.”Parting Words on Originality and IdentityMacKinnon sums up his thoughts on originality, messaging and award entries in one final piece of advice: “You need an original statement first, and then to build your brand around that. And maybe you need to start simple. Who are we? What is our brand? How do we see ourselves, and how do we want to be seen? Do a little soul searching about what you want to be. Then, tell your story.”The Diamond Awards, hosted by CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, recognize the creative excellence and outstanding results of credit union projects, campaigns and events across 29 categories. Entries are currently being accepted for the 2015 Diamond Awards at award categories. Entries are currently being accepted for the 2015 Diamond Awards at categories. Entries are currently being accepted for the 2015 Diamond Awards at 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Roy MacKinnon Roy MacKinnon began his financial services career in 1990 as a Senior Manager with First Entertainment Credit Union after 11 years as a co-owner of three successful retail businesses in … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – October 15, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly to mostly sunny skies today. Southwest winds will help temps get a little warmer this afternoon than yesterday. Clouds will also be on the increase this afternoon too, as we get closer to a front that looks to pass overnight tonight into tomorrow. The best cloud development this afternoon will be in west and especially northwest parts of Ohio.Showers spread over the state tonight through tomorrow. Rain totals will be mostly from .1″-.6″ with coverage at 90% of Ohio. Western areas see clouds and precipitation clear out sooner, and may even be able to see a decent sunset. However, eastern locations will be stuck with clouds and some lingering moisture into the evening.Dry and sunny to finish the week. We are significantly cooler behind the frontal boundary for Thursday, but see a return to southwest winds for Friday which will start to boost our daytime highs again. Relative humidity values will be low so we should see decent drying both days. Partly sunny skies are expected for Saturday.A minor frontal boundary slides in for Sunday. We are putting better chances of rain in the forecast for that day, with scattered showers over 80% of the state, although moisture totals are not that impressive. Right now we are penciling in a few hundredths to .4″. However, the boundary just primes the pump for bigger rain and thunderstorm action on Monday. A significant cold front sweeps through from west to east, and brings rains of .25″-1″ over 80% of Ohio. Heavier rains will be triggered by thunderstorms. Strong winds are likely and a big cool down comes in behind. We look for moisture to continue into the evening before a dry slot takes over. The map at right shows an update on the rain potential for this weekend and early next week.Much colder for most of the rest of next week. This system looks very similar to the strong winter storm that hit the plains and upper Midwest last week…not in its precipitation type and spread, but in the strength of the low, and how is  is very slow to track across the great lakes and out of the region. Because of that, we think that we see wrap around clouds sweeping through the northern third to quarter of the state next Tuesday and Wednesday as the low tracks through MI and Ontario. central and southern Ohio just turn out partly to mostly sunny. The entire state is partly to mostly sunny for Thursday, but we stay very cool. Temps for the bulk of next week behind the early week system will be below normal.Temps attempt to moderate next Friday with the return of south flow, but that likely sets the stage for a frontal passage for the extended window that brings another round of rain, cold air and wind, likely the end of next weekend into early the week following.last_img read more

Walmart team meets UP CM; discusses agri, food processing

first_img(Eds: Adding a word in headline) Lucknow, Sep 26 (PTI) A high-level delegation of Walmart Wednesday discussed with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath various matters related to investment by Walmart in the state. At the meeting, the UP chief minister spoke about focussing on agriculture sourcing, food processing industry and One District One Product (ODOP) to support local traditional art forms. Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna, Walmart India CEO Krish Iyer and Flipkart Group chief executive Binny Bansal apprised the chief minister of the steps to support through cash-and-carry stores local kiranas, small farmers from sourcing perspective as well to impart agricultural knowledge and help traditional manufacturing like brass in Moradabad, sports goods in Meerut and saree clusters in Varanasi, among others. They also briefed the chief minister about the potential employment opportunities the new ventures would create, an official said after the meeting. Bansal talked about helping small sellers access the market and also partnering government for its flagship ODOP project. He also said that through ‘phonepe’ app, they are helping kiranas become part of digital India. The US retail major had in July opened its second fulfilment centre here after Mumbai and is also in the process of opening more such centres to cater to online business-to-business customers to tap the fast growing e-commerce in India. Walmart has signed an agreement with the Uttar Pradesh government to have 15 stores in next few years in the state. It has already finalised three sites and six more are in the pipeline.advertisement Walmart plans to set up its ‘Best Price’ stores at various locations in the state, including Kanpur Muradabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Sharanpur, Lucknow and Ghaziabad. The US retail major also plans to open 20 wholesale cash-and-carry stores in India in the next three years and add 50 stores in next five to seven years. The company operates 21 cash and carry stores under the ‘Best Price’ brand in 9 states across India. Uttar Pradesh Chief secretary Anoop Pandey was present at the meeting, also attended by Walmart Inernational Chief Admin Officer J P Suarez, Walmart India Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Rajneesh Kumar and Walmart Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs Paul Dyck. PTI SMI MKJlast_img read more

a month agoArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford error

first_imgArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford errorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Sokratis has apologised for his mistake in Sunday’s draw with Watford.With the Gunners up 2-0, the Greek defender had his pass intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu which lead to Tom Cleverley getting Watford back in the game.”Today’s result is not good for us,” said the 31-year-old on Twitter.”I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I don’t like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Ohio State Lost, But Freshman G D’Angelo Russell Threw A Ridiculous Pass vs. Iowa

first_imgD'Angelo Russell throws crazy pass vs. Maryland.The Ohio State men’s basketball team fell on the road to Iowa Saturday afternoon, 76-67. Buckeyes’ freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, as he’s done basically all season, shined in defeat. Russell, a projected top-10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, totaled 27 points, 14 rebounds and two assists against the Hawkeyes. He deserved at least three assists, though. Check out this ridiculous one-handed bounce pass Russell threw in the first half:That’s an NBA-caliber feed from a future NBA player. With the loss, Ohio State falls to 14-5, 3-3 in the Big Ten, while Iowa improved to 13-5, 4-1 in the conference.last_img

Former Michigan State Punter Mike Sadler Also Killed In Car Crash That Took Nebraska Punter Sam Foltz

first_imgMichigan State's Spartan Stadium during the spring game.InstagramFormer Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was also reportedly killed in the car crash that took the life of Nebraska senior punter Sam Foltz this weekend. The two special teamers were reportedly attending a weekend punter’s camp. Foltz, 22, and Sadler, 24, were reportedly killed in an accident in Wisconsin. Many took to Twitter to pay tribute to Foltz and the same is being done for Sadler, who played for the Spartans from 2011-14. Sadler was a four-year starter at MSU and is second all-time in punts for the program. You were the definition of inspiration, leadership, intelligence, wit, and above all us my brother. RIP @Sadler_3— Darien Harris (@DHarris_45) July 24, 2016 Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was also killed in the car crash with Sam Foltz. What a horrible, horrible day.— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) July 24, 2016 [email protected]_3 you were more than a great friend to me. You were my role model. Love you brother— Peter Mortell (@PMortell1) July 24, 2016 [email protected]_3 you were more than a great friend to me. You were my role model. Love you brother— Peter Mortell (@PMortell1) July 24, 2016 Mike Sadler was one of the funniest, most brilliant and hard working guys I had the honor of knowing. He will be missed greatly by many.— Johnny Hekker (@JHekker) July 24, 2016 Rest in peace Mike Sadler the funniest punter MSU has ever seen #GoGreen— Mitchell Hayes (@mitchellhayes_1) July 24, 2016 Sending prayers out to @MSU_Football and the Sadler family.— Kavon Frazier (@Kay_BlackSimba) July 24, 2016 R.I.P Sadler— Damion Terry (@DamionTerry) July 24, 2016Rest in peace, Mike and Sam.last_img read more

Youth charged in case of teens being tricked into sharing naked photos

first_imgWhile we believe that we have identified those victims in our community, we would encourage you to continue to speak with your teenagers and children about the dangers of sharing images and videos through electronic devices, states Corporal Denise Perret of the Fort St. John RCMP. We are also cognizant there may be additional victims who have not reported, if during discussions with your child you believe your child may be a victim, please report to the police in your community or the Fort St. John RCMP if you live within our jurisdiction.The investigation, which commenced after the Fort St. John RCMP received reports from two victims and information from the B.C. Integrated Child Exploitation Unit (BC ICE).Police want everyone to know that possession or circulation by anyone, of intimate pictures of anyone under the age of eighteen, is considered a criminal offence related to child pornography, criminal harassment or even luring a child.The Fort St. John RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.For more information and safety tips regarding sextortion please visit the BC RCMP website at: you have any recent information regarding these incidents please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. **An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that two youth were charged.  There was only one youth charged in this case. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP have executed a search warrant at a residence in the Fort St. John area in connection to the distribution of child pornography, child luring, extortion and identity fraud.The search warrant was issued in relation to several local teens that may have been victims of extortion where they provided intimate photos of themselves to a person posing as a friend online.The warrant has lead to a youth, who cannot be identified due to their age, being charged with four counts of luring a child, four counts of extortion, one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of identity fraud.last_img read more

Charges laid after a Search Warrant Execution in Grande Prairie AB

first_imgPossession for the purpose of trafficking x 2.Fail to comply with release conditions.Chase COURTOREILLE (24) of Hythe, Alberta is facing the following charges;Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 2.Jason Scott HOLTZ (39) of Grande Prairie, Alberta is facing the following charges;Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 2.Possession of property obtained by crime.Possession of a controlled substance x 2.Three other individuals are facing the following charges;Possession for the purpose of trafficking.The accused parties are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Grande Prairie on various court dates.  No further details will be released at this time.Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to increasing community safety by using a crime reduction strategy that focuses on identifying repeat offenders, gathering intelligence, and conducting enforcement initiatives.If you wish to report a drug house in your neighbourhood, please call the confidential tip line at 780-830-7444.  If need to report a crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police detachment.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP General Duty members with the assistance from Police Dog Services executed a search warrant November 23, 2018.The warrant was initiated by information from a ‘report a drug house tip’ at a residence near 101 Ave in Grande Prairie A.B. A substantial quantity of methamphetamine and heroin was seized from the residence.  Six individuals have been arrested and are facing various charges in relation to this matter.Clint Wally BUNDY (49) Grande Prairie, Alberta is facing the following charges;last_img read more