Nuns raise funds online

We’ve heard of monks using the Web as an electronic scriptorium. Now they have been joined by a group of nuns using the Web to raise funds with their own online auction, which will run until 30 May.The Benedictine Sisters in Ridgely, Maryland, set out to run their own auction, rather than use an existing online auction service. Sister Jeannette said they saw it as “an opportunity to launch our own internet communications strategy, create better relationships with our supporters, tell people about the Benedictine Programs & Services and control the revenues from banner advertising”.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Nuns raise funds online Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 May 2000 | News read more

New charity donors prospects list from Occam and claritas Acxiom

first_imgNew charity donors prospects list from Occam and claritas Acxiom Available through Occam and Claritas Acxiom, costs for base rental are £100/00 (Charity rate £95/000). Selections are priced at £10/000 (for example, age, geography, gender, occupation). The data can also be delivered to users by e-mail at a cost of £30.00.Oliver Davies, General Manager at Claritas Acxiom, commented: “By adding the volume and richness of our data to the strength of Occam’s donor file, the charity market now has a valuable and sizeable new source of prospect list.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Occam, the database solutions provider, in association with consumer information company Claritas Acxiom, has launched the new list “Charity Donor Prospects”.The list is designed to provide charities with the opportunity to identify new donors from people who have a pre-disposition to give to charity. The data source is an extraction of Occam’s charity list exchange system, Reciprocate. These known charity donors have been taken and modelled against Claritas Axciom’s TLU (The Lifestyle Universe). The top 5% of data in the seven charity sectors including blind, elderly, overseas aid, animal welfare, human rights, environmental and children form the Charity Donor Prospects file. Each file holds approximately 280,000 records. The data is available with immediate effect. Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Howard Lake | 5 February 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving 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.last_img read more

Young worker on socialist education

first_imgI am a community college student and worker in northern Lower Michigan and I’m writing in response to the Workers World Party Midwest Fightback Conference which I attended on Saturday, March 25, in Detroit. There were many inspiring and effective speakers and workers there, all of them congregated to express the urgency of theory and action to develop a socialist society which will benefit the people.The conference was cosponsored by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Wayne State University, but I noticed that the topic of socialist education wasn’t really explored.The current model for higher education excludes the majority of the population from the many opportunities attending a college or university presents. As a full-time student, I believe it’s our duty to fervently fight for socialist education for all individuals.One of the greatest changes we will see by switching to a tuition-free, socialist system of higher education is increased enrollment rates. A socialist society, where the public is welcomed into these institutions, instead of being charged money by them, is so unlike this society. Under capitalism, individuals who live in poverty, work full-time jobs and live with pre-existing debt fear the economic consequences of further education.I encourage us all to demand that local and federal policymakers treat universities as public institutions rather than corporations whose intentions are only to profit off education. Instead, we must fight for the right to free, quality education for all.Emory P.C. WhaleyCharlevoix, Mich.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring

first_imgWith freezing temperatures continuing into March, John Long with Mycogen Seeds says spring fieldwork will be put behind schedule, “With the depth of frost being deeper than normal, it is going to take some time to break that up.” He added that standing water may also be an issue. He worried that getting into the fields too early may lead to compaction. Facebook Twitter SHARE With winter maintaining its hold on the Hoosier State, growers will be facing a delay in fieldwork and the first day of planting.  At Commodity Classic, there was lots of talk about the long, cold winter and the expectations of a cold, wet spring. Chris Jeffries with Seed Consultants said this winter has certainly taken a toll on fields across Indiana and Ohio, “It has been a tough winter, and it came upon us very quickly. I have one grower who still has corn in the field because he did not get a chance to harvest it before the storms hit.” Facebook Twitter SHARE John LongHe urges producers to not rush into planting. He says planting in good conditions is better than planting too early, “The hybrids you chose this year will need to have good vigor and cold germination. Nitrogen management will also be issue with plenty of moisture in the soil.” He added, with colder soils, seed treatments may be more popular this year.center_img Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring Previous articleClassic Trade Show Offers A Look into the FutureNext articleVilsack Takes Stand for RFS Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring By Gary Truitt – Feb 28, 2014 last_img read more

Soybean Yield Contest Winners Hit Triple Digits

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Feb 2, 2016 Triple digit soybean yieldsWant to see some amazing soybean yields? Thirteen farmers in the Asgrow Yield Contest posted over 100 bushel per acre yields topping out with Maryland farmer John Rigdon and his 134.5 bushels total. Indiana’s Craig Small from Monroe City in Knox County registered 108.1 bushels with AG3832 Brand soybeans, and with that same variety George Corya of Commiskey in Jennings County hit 104 ½.Dipal Chaudhari, ‎Asgrow Brand Manager at Monsanto says the triple digit yields are important benchmarks especially where the varieties were new in 2015.“That sets the bar,” he explained. “We always talk about our latest products have the latest genetics which is setting the bar, raising the bar for yield expectations, and this is proof in the pudding that we’re continuing to do that. As we go into ’16 we’re really excited to see these products become our Rock Star products that are delivering that yield.”Chaudhari talked to farmers who achieved 100 + yields and there were some keys to making it happen.“They would say it’s early planting. They got out there in early April, and that’s not always possible so it’s the cards that we’re dealt with from Mother Nature that we have to work with. It’s specifically placing those varieties where they need to be in terms of the field conditions, in terms of what they’re facing, and they say they really work closely with their dealer and DSM to understand that product’s characteristics and how that fits the field. And then there’s managing it throughout the season, whether it’s fertility or fungicide, whatever the case may be, and they’re able to manage that throughout the season which really helps them setup for success.”His advice to farmers wanting better soybean yields is to give the bean crop the same management attention as corn.“In the Midwest we tend to focus a lot on corn and we don’t bat an eye to spend say an hour, two hours talking about corn and corn placement when we go to talk to farmers during selling season,” he told HAT. “Then we spend about 15-20 minutes talking about the soybean varieties. But the moment we can spend more time on soybeans and give it the same attention from a management standpoint, the quicker we’ll get to the 3 digits.”Yield contest winners will be honored at Commodity Classic in March in New Orleans with an awards banquet and private concert featuring country star Easton Corbin. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Yield Contest Winners Hit Triple Digits Soybean Yield Contest Winners Hit Triple Digits Previous articleSoy Global Trade Exchange Coming to IndianaNext articleEthanol Emerging as Major Issue in 2016 Campaign Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Gamer’s Guild brings in new generation of games into club

first_imgIs TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ ReddIt TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Previous articleLocal stores offer four-legged Valentines for $10 adoption feeNext articleDevelopment plan revealed for Berry/University, some express opposition Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for TCU360.com. She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! printWith two games happening simultaneously in one room, and a Nintendo tournament in another, members of the TCU Gamer’s Guild enjoy their weekly meetings.Cards, board game pieces and video game controllers lay on tables, chairs and in the hands of Guild members as the meeting gets underway. The goal: to simply play games.“It’s not a club you see all the time,” Gamer’s Guild president Connor Sprague said.Throughout the guild’s 10 years, the culture of the club has evolved to shadow the trend of the gaming industry and the habits of the Millennial generation.Guild members play more video games now, instead of sticking to solely card or board games, Jacob Velasquez said.But he said the guild created an atmosphere where instead of playing alone in a dorm, members come together to play against people in the same room.“People are there, we have fun, we joke with each other because we all have this common bond and interest, which is gaming,” Velasquez said.Sprague said anyone is welcome at the Gamer’s Guild, which meets every Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight on the third floor of the Brown-Lupton University Union. Facebook Rachel Tiede Linkedin Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/center_img Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Website| + posts Twitter TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions ReddIt Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Odessa police asking for public’s assistance locating missing woman

first_img Previous articleRollover causes oilfield acid spill in Andrews CountyNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 28 admin Odessa police asking for public’s assistance locating missing woman Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Facebook Leisa Marie Vaughn UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. March 29: Leisa Vaughn was located yesterday in Midland safe and sound. The Odessa Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.Odessa police are asking for the public’s assistance locating a 32-year-old woman last seen Sunday in the area of 11th Street and Custer Avenue.Leisa Marie Vaughn was last seen wearing black shorts with white stripes on the side, a light multi-colored V-neck T-shirt and black sandals, an OPD news release stated. Vaughn is 5-foot, 4-inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds.Anyone with information in reference to Vaughn’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-8477. Facebook Pinterest By admin – March 28, 2018 Twitterlast_img read more

Counting continues in Northern Ireland Elections

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By News Highland – May 7, 2011 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous article‘idiot’ banned for horrendous driving on beachNext articleJunior Minister surveys Donegal wild-fire damage News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img Counting continues in the Northern Ireland elections today.Two of out of the six Stormount seats have been filled in Foyle, the DUP’s William Hay topped the poll with 18.4% of the vote. He was followed by Martina Anderson – elected with 17.9% of votes.Mark H Durkan, Raymond McCartney,Pat Ramsey and Eamonn McCann would be favourites for the remaining seats.In West Tyrone, Barry McElduff  and Pat Doherty of Sinn Fein were the poll toppers and have been elected – the party’s Michaela Boyle looks like she will secures a seat with the DUP’sThomas Buchanan polling third highest followed by the UUP’s Ross Hussey and Allan Bresland of the DUP Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Counting continues in Northern Ireland Elections RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

286 fines handed out in Donegal for breach of Covid regulations

first_img Previous article26 additional Covid-19 cases confirmed in DonegalNext articleUpdate: ‘Nothing untoward’ found during Derry security alert News Highland Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook 286 fines handed out in Donegal for breach of Covid regulations Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img 286 fines have been handed out by Gardai in Donegal to people in breach of Covid regulations, that’s up 65 on last week’s figure.A total of 6,297 fines have been handed out nationwide for non-essential travel.Gardai have issued 638 fines for non-essential journeys to the airport, which is in breach of Covid regulations.Almost 200 fines of 500 euro have been issued for organising a house party, while 747 fines of 100-euro have been given for attending a party.Gardai say that as fines for non-essential cross-border travel came into operation on Monday morning, traffic levels over last weekend dropped by 23 per cent. Pinterest By News Highland – February 19, 2021 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Ara Allen’s 100th birthday bash is on Sunday

first_img Till it could come no more.”Allen will celebrate 100 years of a joyfully lived life on August 6 and the words of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem, “At the Sea-Side” are as clear in his mind today as they were 90-odd years ago when he was a schoolboy.Although Allen had never dug the sandy shore or seen the sea come up, through Stevenson’s poem, he experienced those wonderful things just as if he had.Allen was born to Arnie and Maudie Allen in Pike County “down around Allentown” on August 6, 1914. He grew up on a farm in the Springhill area. His family lived a hard scrabbled life but it was a good life, he said. Book Nook to reopen Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Allen worked the fields, plowed a mule and shot wild game with a slingshot. When he wasn’t working or getting ready to work, he “tried my best” to go fishing. He supports his big fish tale with a 12-pound trophy bass that was “yea, big.”Allen said he went to the sixth grade in school but later attended adult school to extend his education.His first wife died and he married his second wife Clara when he was 32 and she was 18.“His given name ends with ‘ra’ and so does mine,” Clara Allen said with a smile. “So, we were meant to be together. We’ve had a blessed life.”Clara Allen had been called to preach and her husband supported her calling.“The Lord called me and I was true to it — we were true to it,” she said. “Ara was later called to preach so we were both ordained ministers and pastored churches in Pike, Barbour and Bullock counties. The couple was instrumental in the building of the Assembly of God church in Jack. They are members of the Mt. Olive Assembly of God Church where she preaches from time to time.Had Allen not lost his hearing, he would join his wife in the pulpit.Allen said she and her husband have faced many challenges in their lives and they have been able to accomplish the things that were in God’s will for them.“We have been blessed with good health and to have been a part of the lives of many people,” she said. “When we were blessed to be able to join couples in marriage, we told them that no two people are going to always agree. There will be disagreements and you handle them by talking through them and with prayer and then let that be the end of it.”The Allens said they have talked and prayed through hard times and good times.Prayer has guided their lives and will continue to guide their lives, they said.“Ara has asked the Lord, if it be His will, to give him August 6, 2014,” she said.On that day, Ara Allen will be 100 years old – a joyful 100 years old.But the celebration of Allen’s long and well-lived life will begin on Sunday at Mt. Olive Assembly of God.Pastor Ashley Faulk’s message will follow one of Allen’s favorite scriptures and one that he often used as the basis for his own messages from the pulpit.Following the 11 a.m. service, the church will host a covered dish dinner in honor of Allen’s 100th birthday. All family members and friends are invited. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Mt. Olive Assembly of God Church will host a dinner in celebration of Ara Allen’s 100th birthday following the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Family and friends of Allen are invited to attend the service and the covered dish event and to remain for a time of continued celebration and fellowship with Ara and his wife, Clara. Mt. Olive is located on Highway 125 between Brundidge and Tarentum.Ara Allen’s eyes brightened. He smiled in remembrance of his school days at the old school in Springhill.“When I was down by the seaA wooden spade they gave to mecenter_img Next UpTo dig the sandy shore.My holes were empty like a cup,In every hole the sea came up Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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