Impact of social media on fundraising for Haiti

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 July 2012 | News 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. Tagged with: Digital Impact of social media on fundraising for Haiti AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A joint presentation between the British Red Cross and Merlin about the impact of social media on fundraising during the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Presented at a #nfptweetup by @swebby and @roxymartinique.last_img read more

Briton has second vCJD case found in US

first_img A CDC spokesman, David Daigle, told the AP there is no connection between the man’s diagnosis and the finding of BSE in a Texas cow earlier this year. That cow died in April on a Texas farm and never entered the human food or animal feed supply. The AP reported that 185 people from 11 countries have been diagnosed with vCJD since 1996. Of those cases, 158 were in Great Britain, 15 in France, 3 in Ireland, and now 2 in the United States. Countries reporting one case are Canada, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. Born in the United Kingdom, the man lived there from 1980 until 1996, a period when residents were at risk for exposure to BSE-infected beef products, the AP reported. Although the AP story said the Scottish medical authorities have confirmed the diagnosis, it wasn’t clear how. A conclusive diagnosis of vCJD is ordinarily made only on autopsy. The United Kingdom’s National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh, Scotland, has told the CDC that the case must be reported as a US case. The man wasn’t admitted to a Houston hospital while he lived there. He didn’t have any invasive medical procedures or receive donated blood, other possible routes of transmission for vCJD. He returned to Britain earlier this year, where he remains under medical care. “He lived in the United Kingdom for the whole time they had a problem,” said Lawrence B. Schonberger, a CDC epidemiologist, as quoted by the AP. “Almost certainly, this case represents a continuation of the outbreak that is going on in the United Kingdom, and it is just by convention that he happened to have gotten sick here.” “It re-emphasizes the need for us to be strong in terms of controlling this mad cow disease from all over the world,” Schonberger said in the AP story. “People need to take it seriously. It’s a bad disease.”center_img His sojourn in the United States was called “too brief relative to what is known about the incubation period for variant CJD,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta said. The disease can incubate for years. The first American case of vCJD also occurred in a young adult from Great Britain, a woman named Charlene Singh, 25, who was living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She died in June 2004. The patient is a 30-year-old man who has lived in Houston for the past 4 years, according to an Associated Press (AP) report yesterday. The brain-wasting disease is believed to be caused by eating meat products from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. CIDRAP News story on death of Florida woman from vCJD See also: Nov 22, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) has been reported in a US resident, although American authorities said he is thought to have contracted the illness in his native Britain.last_img read more

Purdue Extension event requirements tasked to local boards

first_imgStatewide—Purdue Extension announced on Friday that county fairs could begin on July 4 if each county works with their local health department and reaches Stage 5 of the Governor’s Back on Track plan.Purdue also laid out dozens of guidelines for county agencies to follow for both animal shows and non-animal exhibits, which will make local counties stuck with making tough decisions. Both Bartholomew County and Rush County have canceled their fairs and have announced they are hosting virtual 4-H project events. One decision is prohibiting animals from staying overnight at the fairgrounds. Instead, they are mandating counties to hold in-person “show and go” events. They are requiring organizers and 4-Hers to social distance in the show arena and wipe down all equipment, or if possible, show the animal from the trailer. Under Purdue Extension’s guidelines for livestock and non-livestock, shows are requiring face coverings for every employee, volunteer and 4-H member, social distancing for the pens and stalls, and keeping track of everyone present through sign-in sheets. Purdue Extension recommends that youth practice showing the animals while wearing a mask to get the animal use to the concept. Click here for a link to the entire document.last_img read more

We are a better side than Egypt – Andre Ayew

first_imgGhana midfielder Andre Ayew says the Black Stars is a better side than World Cup final qualifying round opponents Egypt.He told Kumasi-based Kessben FM that even though the Pharaohs have a healthy mix of youth and experience, Ghana has what it takes to eliminate Egypt and qualify for the World Cup.“They have a lot of new players, the team has changed, a lot of the old players are old and they have a lot of experience, confidence in themselves and they want to go to the World cup but we are Ghana. I believe we are a better side and we need to make it to the World Cup.”The Olympique Marseille playmaker also told Kessben FM that the fixture evokes memories of the 2010 African Nations Cup final in Angola as well as the 2009 World Youth Cup in Egypt, adding that the Black Stars players need to have confidence in themselves to beat the Pharaohs.“I think it’s going to be a difficult game. Egypt is a very good side but we have the quality to win. This fixture gives us good memories. We lost to Egypt in the 2010 Nations Cup final Angola and we won the 2009 World Youth Cup in Egypt so I believe that we need to take them very seriously, have confidence in ourselves and I believe that we can do something good over there.”last_img read more

Man caught kissing a girl on TV; admits he cheated on his wife

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@deyviandradelibre)/Twitter(@RGonzalezCBS)Advertisement While kiss cams are not a new thing in sports, the most bizarre of events occurred in a friendly match in Ecuador. As Ecuadorian Serie A sides Barcelona SC and Delfín SC faced each other at the Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, the camera man found a couple in the stands, going smackeroo. Usually, noticing themselves on camera, the couples go on. However this time, as soon as the man noticed himself on the big screen, withdrew from the kiss in an awkward manner. The reason dropped like a bombshell later on, as the guy admitted that he was cheating on his wife!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@deyviandradelibre)/Twitter(@RGonzalezCBS)The fan donning the Barcelona SC kit was revealed to be one Deyvi Andrade, who recently took it to social media, opening up about his affair with the girl. He also revealed that after the clip of his kiss went viral, his wife has left him.CBS Sports writer Roger Gonzalez uploaded a video of the viral incident, and correctly guessed the outcome: “When you kiss your side chick and realize your marriage is over cuz you’re on camera.” Check it out below-Advertisement When you kiss your side chick and realize your marriage is over cuz you’re on camera 😂😂😂 — Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) January 19, 2020Andrade posted a photo of himself with his wife on his Instagram account, with begging forgiveness to his better half in the caption: “I want to go back to living these moments by your side my lovely, I am really sorry and this is why I’ve come out in public to comment on this nonsense, so I can ask you to forgive me here on Instagram. I’m so confused but I want to get you back #forgiveme #Iloveyou #comeback” View this post on Instagram QUIERO VOLVER A VIVIR ESTOS MOMENTOS JUNTO A TI MI PRECIOSA, ESTOY MUY ARREPENTIDO Y ASÍ COMO SALÍ EN PÚBLICO COMETIENDO ESA BURRADA ASÍ MISMO TE VOY A PEDIR DISCULPAS EN UN EN VIVO AQUÍ EN INSTAGRAM, ESTOY MUY CONFUNDIDO PERO QUIERO RECUPERARTE 😔 #perdoname #teamo #regresaA post shared by Deyvi Andrade urgiles (@deyviandradelibre) on Jan 19, 2020 at 2:14pm PSTThe news went so viral on Twitter that even Canadian rock band Nickelback took jest.Kinda feels like this caption nailed it. #oops #ouch— Nickelback (@Nickelback) January 19, 2020However, Andrade has a different avatar on countering the reprimand he is facing from the global audience and also mentioned about visiting church to ask forgiveness from God.“No one is going to be able to damage my image, God is big and strong and these women who are criticising me, I know too have cheated but they still comment.” he said on Facebook.Along with the embarrassing event, Andrade also saw his team losing the match, as Delfín secured a 1-0 victory against the hosts. Delfín skipper and Ecuador national team forward  Carlos Garcés scored the winner in the 32nd minute.Also read-Antoine Griezmann jokingly blames his wife for France penalty miss!Actor comes to Hardik Pandya’s rescue over a racist Instagram comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Indian athletes who are policing the streets during Covid-19 lockdown!

first_imgAdvertisement 2godNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb1v2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eeg2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) jfWould you ever consider trying this?😱7fefCan your students do this? 🌚1ixcjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Persuading people to stay home amid a nationwide lockdown isn’t a very easy task, but some of these Indian athletes who are now accomplished police officers are playing a key role in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 2007 T20 World Cup-winning allrounder Joginder Sharma, Commonwealth Games gold medallist boxer Akhil Kumar and Asian Games champion kabaddi player Ajay Thakur – have all earned the opportunity to serve their country through jobs in the service and are manning the streets during these testing times. Advertisement Under such critical times, these sporting heroes could’ve enjoyed their usual privileges; instead they decided to demonstrate their role as people of influence while proving to be of greater human resource than just being athletes.Advertisement In a recent interview, Joginder Sharma, Akhil Kumar and Ajay Thakur opened up about their challenges that come with “doing duty” during an unprecedented crisis.Joginder SharmaAdvertisement “I have been a DSP since 2007. This is one of a kind challenge for me as a police officer because of the general fear and I can tell you that I have seen quite a few challenges in my years of service,” said Sharma, who made history with the Indian Cricket team in the final against Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup.“Our duty time starts around 6am and we do patrolling, making people aware, send those who are out for fun to their homes, help those in need of essentials or medical aid and take action against those who try to defy without any good reason,” said the 36-year-old former all-rounder, currently serving in Hisar, Haryana.“They respect me for my achievement and sometimes it helps my work when they see my nameplate. When I tell people to not crowd markets for cheap deals, they adhere. I tell them how costly it would be if they catch this infection, that they should not risk a deadly disease for saving a few bucks,” he added.Akhil KumarThis flamboyant bantamweight boxer who happens to be Sharma’s good friend is posted in Gurugram Police as ACP since September last year.“People are generally cooperative and, in any case, essential services are being kept open so there is not much panic. I believe only a strict enforcement of lockdown will be able to halt this virus. People are slowly understanding this,” said the 38-year-old who bagged gold in the 2006 Common Wealth Games.However, one of the most difficult duties for his department during these days is to control the young willful violators, or those who choose to ignore the situation.“There are some who genuinely don’t know but there are others who come out despite knowing what it means. I think they should be dealt with sternly, that’s the only language they understand,” he asserted.“I reach out to their parents. That’s the best way to make them understand because they are a little unaware of the gravity of the situation,” Kumar said.Ajay ThakurArjuna award winner Padma Shri Ajay Thakur is a DSP in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh since 2017. The 2014 Asian Games gold-medallist recently shared a photo of himself patrolling the streets of the town, raising awareness about the crisis.“Please stay home save lives” wrote the 33-year-old on his Instagram account which has over two lakh followers! You may also like:Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma relay an important Coronavirus message to IndiaShoaib Akhtar’s message to the world in fight against Coronavirus: It’s time to rise above religion Advertisementlast_img read more