Weather Lottery passes £5m mark in charity donations

first_img Howard Lake | 11 October 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Weather Lottery passes £5m mark in charity donations Lottery fundraising company The Weather Lottery plc has now raised over £5 million for good causes. Established in 1998, the company’s lottery is based on players guessing the temperatures in Fahrenheit of selected destinations around Europe.Run by Chief Operating Officer Kevin Dale, it donates 55% of each pound that it makes in profit. So far it has donated £5,011,100 to almost 1,000 charities, such as Age UK, Gloucester Rugby, The Liberal Democrat Party, the National Childbirth Trust, and York City Football Club.It costs £1 to play and offers  top prize of £25,000. If there are multiple winners they do not have to split the jackpot.The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract uses The Weather Lottery plc. Nikki Ridgway, its fundraising and marketing manager, said: “The scheme is exceptionally easy to run. All the administration is taken care of, leaving us free to focus on promoting the lottery to our supporters”. Tagged with: Gift Aid Lotteries Research / statistics 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.last_img read more

DSNews Webcast: Thursday 2/20/2014

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago RE/MAX released its National Housing Report for the month of January, noting a 26.9 percent drop in home sales. According to the report, sales were down 7.1 percent from January last year. The median home price declined over the month as well, falling 6.3 percent to $173,475. Yearly figures for home prices remained on the rise, with 45 of 52 observed markets reporting year-over-year home price gains.On a state level, a few markets are experiencing inventories that are far below the national average. RE/MAX found the lowest home supply inventory was in Denver, Colorado, which only had a 1.1 month supply of homes. The state of California had the next two lowest home inventory supplies, with San Francisco holding a scant 1.4 month inventory and Los Angeles holding a mere 2.5 month supply.In a report released Tuesday, data from the S&P Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices revealed a decline in default rates during the month of January. The national composite rate was 1.34 percent, down marginally from the December rate of 1.35 percent. The default rate for first mortgages was 1.26 percent, down from 1.27. The default rate for second mortgages was .72 percent, down from .76 percent in December. February 20, 2014 511 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Increased Inventory Slows Home Value Growth Next: Brock & Scott Acquires Georgia Law Firm Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2014-02-20 DSNews Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agocenter_img Home / Featured / DSNews Webcast: Thursday 2/20/2014 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago DSNews Webcast: Thursday 2/20/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: DSNews  Print This Post in Featured, Media, Webcasts Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

PREMIUM75 years on, Indonesia’s electoral system still needs improvement

first_imgGoogle Topics : Linkedin Forgot Password ? Facebook #Elections elections-in-Indonesia democracy-in-Indonesia democracy #Democracy #Indonesia75 Log in with your social account “Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day on Aug. 17, 1945.Indonesia has hosted democratic elections and peacefully transferred powers after the fall of the authoritarian New Order regime, but experts say improvements are needed for the country to establish itself as a substantive, rather than procedural, democracy.The country has directly elected House of Representatives members since 1999,  president and vice president since 2004, and mayors, regents and governors since 2005 — all in an electoral process hailed as free and fair.The Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World index shows Indonesia’s score in political rights has been stable in the past 15 years since Indonesia organized the first direct regional elections in 2005, with Indonesia scoring 30 … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Pope to visit US in September

first_img Share Share FaithLifestyle Pope to visit US in September by: BBC News – November 17, 2014 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Pope Francis announced his plans at a meeting of Protestant, Muslim and Jewish religious leadersThe Pope has announced plans to visit the US next September, his first trip there since his election last year.Pope Francis said he would attend an international Catholic conference on marriage in Philadelphia.He is also expected to address the UN General Assembly in New York and meet President Barack Obama in Washington.The announcement, at an interreligious conference on family values in the Vatican, was eagerly awaited after months of speculation.Speaking at the Vatican on Monday, the pontiff said he would travel to Philadelphia for the “World Meeting of Families”, a gathering sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church which takes place every three years.The website of the conference said in a statement that Pope Francis would most likely travel there from 25 to 27 September, although dates are yet to be finalised.Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who had personally invited the Pope, said he was “overjoyed” by the announcement, adding: “A hallmark of his papacy has been a keen focus on the many challenges that families face today globally.“His charisma, presence and voice will electrify the gathering.”Pope Francis will become the fourth pope to visit the US, in a visit that Catholic officials say could draw up to a million people.According to AP news agency, he had received invitations from President Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Congress, as well as letters from more than 10,000 school children in Philadelphia, encouraging him to make the trip. Share 446 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Karlnoski captures career first Friesen Empire State Series win

first_imgDUNDEE, N.Y. (Oct. 24) – After the third time he drove away from the rest of the field, Rich Karlnoski raced to his career first Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series feature win. Karlnoski won his IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour heat by most of a straightaway Friday at Yates County Speedway. He was checking out before a lap 18 caution in the main event, then pulled ahead again following the restart. The victory was worth $400. “That car was just perfect,” Karlnoski said after piloting the 2008 Ellis, with a self-designed rear end and Steve and Patty Damon-built engine, to the winner’s circle. “When this car is right, it’s perfect.” Karlnoski stayed in front following several early restarts. He was already negotiating lapped traffic and coming up on a tightknit group of six more cars when the late caution flew. “I was trying to figure out how I was going to get by and that caution came out at just the right time,” said Karlnoski, who motored away when the green came back out. Chris Fleming, Gary Smith, Scott Sebring and Eddie Sites completed the top five. Point leader James Cornell was eighth. A long-time Late Model driver, Karlnoski enjoyed the tutelage of Paul Beach for much of his career and won his first IMCA Modified championship at his hometown track this season. The 100th event in tour history brings the 13th annual series to a close this Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series returns to Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood during National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend. Feature results – 1. Rich Karlnoski; 2. Chris Fleming; 3. Gary Smith; 4. Scott Sebring; 5. Eddie Sites; 6. Kurt Decker; 7. Matt Cole; 8. James Cornell; 9. Bob Maynard; 10. Keith Lamphere; 11. Gary Roberts; 12. Ray McClure; 13. Tom Eiklor; 14. Dan Burman; 15. K.C. Cole; 16. Harry Ely; 17. Mike Stoddard; 18. Ken Buck; 19. Brad Sites; 20. Jared Spalding; 21. Tony Harris; 22. Matt Jones; 23. Brandon Smith; 24. Tyler Stoddard.last_img read more

Sammy Ameobi nets brace in four-goal thriller

first_imgSammy Ameobi netted twice to leave Nottingham Forest with one foot in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs and Swansea’s hopes looking rather slimmer following a 2-2 draw at the City Ground.The Reds winger netted from the edge of the box in spectacular fashion in both halves, to cancel out a fine strike from Rhian Brewster and a controversial penalty by Andre Ayew. It left Sabri Lamouchi’s side sitting in fifth place, five points clear of seventh-placed Millwall, with two games to play – while Steve Cooper’s Swans sit a point behind Millwall in eighth, with Welsh rivals Cardiff currently holding on to sixth position.To add to Swansea’ woes they finished the game with 10 men following Kyle Naughton’s late red card.Swansea should have taken the lead when Ayew planted a header wide, while Connor Roberts also came close with a low, driven shot that found the side netting.So it was not a shock when their bright start ended with the visitors taking an eighth-minute lead. Jake Bidwell whipped in a low cross from the left side to pick out Brewster, who swept home an unstoppable finish from 10 yards.It was no more than Swansea deserved with Forest having looked tentative and uncertain. But the home side did eventually spring into life in the 20th minute when they equalised in spectacular fashion.It was Forest’s first meaningful effort on goal when Yuri Ribeiro fed the ball to Ameobi several yards outside the box.The former Bolton man surged forward a few strides before curling a precise, spectacular finish beyond the reach of keeper Erwin Mulder and inside the upright.Forest were growing into the game and a probing run down the right side from Lewis Grabban ended with a ball cut back across the face of goal that Swansea eventually cleared.Forest’s Tobias Figueiredo was then booked for a robust challenge, right on the edge of the box, on Bidwell. After Ameobi had been inches away from scoring a second for Forest with an angled shot, another challenge right on the edge of the opposite box – and again seemingly just outside – resulted in a penalty for Swansea in the final minute of the first half.Ryan Yates clipped Ayew, referee Oliver Langford pointed to the spot and the forward regained his feet to lift the ball to the right of Brice Samba, who had dived to his left, and Swansea had the lead at the interval.Forest levelled again 10 minutes into the second half when Ameobi conjured up another cracker.After being fed the ball by Carl Jenkinson on the right side, Ameobi cut inside Bidwell, powered towards the edge of the box and found the bottom corner with a precise, driven shot.RelatedPosts Arsenal, others rejected me — Ebere Eze FA Cup: Millwall ease past Newport to reach fourth round Nottingham Forest wants Sammy Ameobi  When Bidwell delivered into the box again Ayew looked poised to put Swansea ahead for a third time, but Ribeiro and Samba managed to block between them.Swansea found themselves down to 10 men when Naughton launched into a bad challenge on substitute Alex Mighten, to earn an instant red card in the 82nd minute.—Tags: Andrew AyewCity groundMillwallSabri LamouchiSammy AmeobiSky Bet Championshiplast_img read more

Family of Donegal man killed while clearing trees awarded six figure sum

first_imgThe family of a 29-year old Donegal man who died while clearing trees for the construction of a wind farm has settled various legal actions for a substantial six-figure sum.Mr Justice Garett Simons in the High Court today approved the settlements of the actions including those for nervous shock over the death of the father of two in Donegal four years ago. Jonathan Gormley, a chainsaw operator and the father of two young children, died shortly before Christmas 2015 while clearing trees at the site of Meenadreen Wind Farm in the Barnesmore area.An inquest two years ago into the death of Mr Gormley returned a verdict of death by misadventure.By a Donegal Daily reporter at the High Court in DublinWhen he was found the inquest heard Mr Gormley was crouched down and a pine tree was across his left shoulder.Medical evidence at the inquest said the cause of death was traumatic or mechanical asphyxia secondary to compression of the chest due to a fallen tree.Mr Gormely’s partner, Mairead Coughlin, of Cluain Barron, Ballyshannon, along with Mr Gormley’s parents, Bridie and James Gormley, of Boa Island Road, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, had sued Viridian Energy Ltd trading as Energia, Viridian Renewables Development Ltd and Windgeneration Ireland Ltd all with offices at Mill House, Ashtowngate, Navan Road, Dublin, which were the owners of the wind farm and Softwood Ireland Ltd of Ballymorris, Portarlington, Co. Laois, over the accident on December 21, 2015.It was claimed there was an alleged failure to have any or any appropriate employee to co-ordinate chainsaw work and to ensure no chainsaw worker was permitted to work alone.It was further claimed Mr Gormley had been allegedly allowed to attempt to clear a stand of trees manually using a chainsaw in circumstances where he allegedly should have been provided with appropriate mechanical plant and equipment.It was further alleged there was an alleged failure to ensure all chainsaw and tree-felling work was stopped where there were gale force gusts of up to 44 knots and Mr Gormley had been allegedly allowed to work on a day which was entirely unsuitable for the type of work involved and in circumstances where it was allegedly dangerous to perform chainsaw work in a stand of allegedly unstable, windblown and haphazard trees.The claims were denied.Michael Cush SC told the High Court the six-figure sum was a “global settlement figure” over the unfortunate death of Mr Gormley. He said there had been protracted mediation talks as a number of actions had to be settled.Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Garett Simons said it was a reasonable one.The inquest into Mr Gormley’s death heard he had not been seen for about two-and-a-half hours by the colleague who found him.Joe Devaney told the inquest that Mr Gormley was a saw man who cut trees ahead of him and he would then clear them with a harvesting machine.On the day of Mr Gormley’s death, Mr Devaney said he last saw him around 11.30am or 12pm on December 21 when they had a chat and a cigarette together and then Mr Gormely went to work on a hill.It was a windy day and he said he rang Mr Gormley’s mobile phone four times between 2.17pm and 2.36pm, but got no answer and got worried.When he went to look for him he found Mr Gormley with his helmet on and on his knees with a tree down on his shoulder.Mr Devaney said he could not find Mr Gormley’s pulse.He said he was unable to lift the tree off him and was later given the go-ahead to cut the tree. Attempts were made to revive Mr Gormley but he was pronounced dead at the scene.Family of Donegal man killed while clearing trees awarded six figure sum was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

11-time PBA champion Bolado dies in motorcycle crash

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight 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 Bolado, who played for National University in college, also left behind two children.Ginebra mentor Tim Cone, the late player’s coach in Alaska, and former teammates expressed shock over the incident. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The 6-foot-6 Bolado, drafted 13th overall by Alaska Milk in 1994, won 11 PBA championships, including a Grand Slam with Alaska in 1996.He also suited up for Ginebra, Purefoods, Pop Cola/Coca-Cola, San Miguel and Red Bull before retiring in 2013 with career averages of 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAccording to reports, Bolado was working as a basketball coach in an international school in the Cambodian capital.He was likewise managing a Filipino restaurant with partner Anne Christine Waje at the time of his death. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Bombers, Generals clash MOST READ Photo from Cris Bolado’s Facebook accountFormer Philippine Basketball Association player Cris Bolado was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.He would have turned 48 in October.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View commentslast_img read more