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What do points make? 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. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital A new method of raising funds online has arrived in the form of ipoints.Similar to frequent flyer miles and supermarket loyalty programmes, ipoints lets you earn points for various online activities with participating companies. You can then redeem points earned.ipoints is offering an affinity marketing programme with charities which will earn them 40p per supporter who joins the free ipoints programme. Howard Lake | 16 August 1999 | News  17 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 read more

922 new cases of Covid 19 in ROI, 38 in Donegal

first_imgCork7398.6535 Ireland922166.07,906 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Kildare21129.9289 Leitrim<543.714 Cavan6186.4142 Galway4386.4223 Homepage BannerNews Longford<5137.056 Clare1148.057 Wexford56291.9437 Facebook Meath30158.9310 Louth24291.0375 Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 23 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Google+ Monaghan<5249.2153 Carlow18212.5121 Laois12207.8176 Kerry39189.6280 Dublin337199.42,687 Donegal38324.1516 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic CountyToday's cases (to midnight 23Dec2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 23Dec2020)New Cases during last 14 days(to 23Dec2020) Roscommon<557.337 NOTE:The 7 day incidence 114.The 5 day moving average 863. Offaly674.458 Previous articlePost-Brexit trade deal agreed in BrusselsNext articleThe Keep Well Community Christmas Concert News Highland Twitter Kilkenny28252.9251 WhatsApp Sligo10132.887 Wicklow1482.9118 WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Tipperary3376.5122 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland - December 24, 2020 Limerick70250.4488 Westmeath1573.265 922 new cases of Covid 19 in ROI, 38 in Donegal Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA 922 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with eight more deaths.There have now been 83,073 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, with 2,192 Covid related deaths.38 of the new cases are in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 324.1 cases per 100,000 people, compared to a national average of 166.Meanwhile, another 11 people have died with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, with 841 new cases confirmed there.The new coronavirus variant, recently discovered in England, was yesterday confirmed to be in the North.Health officials there believe the new strain is likely to have been present in the region for a period of time. Pinterest Mayo<5115.7151 Waterford22136.0158 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 2,192 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Wednesday 23rd December, the HPSC has been notified of 922 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 83,073* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today:438 are men, 477 are women68% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 33 years old337 in Dublin, 73 in Cork, 70 in Limerick, 56 in Wexford, 43 in Galway and the remaining 343 cases are spread across all other counties. As of 8am today, 255 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 22 are in ICU. 37 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “Unfortunately, none of the indicators of this disease are showing encouraging signs. Ireland now has the fastest growing incidence rate in the European Union.”“This Christmas, the best present you can give your loved ones is to strictly adhere to the public health advice.”“Make your Christmas safe, meaningful and memorable for the right reasons. Stay home, stay safe and stay well. Limit contact as much as you can and ensure you and your loved ones have a happy and safe Christmas.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed case. The figure of 83,073 confirmed cases reflects this.last_img read more

Sign language interpreter slays at heavy metal concert

first_imgABC (NEW YORK) — How do you shred a guitar and let out a primal scream without making a sound?One sign language interpreter stole the show at a heavy metal concert by passionately signing the music and lyrics for deaf fans.Lindsay Rothschild-Cross’ interpretation of a June 20 metal concert in Austin, Texas, was caught on video and has racked up tons of views online — but the high school teacher told “Good Morning America” she is new to the genre.“I grew up with Guns N’ Roses, and Alice in Chains and Iron Maiden and things like that,” Rothschild-Cross told “GMA.” “I’ve never actually interpreted for death metal though. This is the first time.”Rothschild-Cross was accompanied by another American Sign Language interpreter during her on-camera interview with “GMA” so that she could share her thoughts with the deaf community.The gig was part of Slayer’s final world tour and included the bands Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament. The sign language teacher said that before each concert, she researches the artist so she can know their background. The key to signing music is to know the emotion behind the lyrics, not just the lyrics themselves, she said.The viral video shows Rothschild-Cross interpreting Lamb of God’s song, “Ruin.” The lyrics include such hardcore lines as “I will show you all that I have mastered / Fear. / Pain. / Hatred. / Power. / This is the art of ruin.”“At first, I was honestly very nervous because I had never interpreted metal,” Rothschild-Cross said. “The key is you have to impersonate the singer. The meaning of the song is a lot of anger. I just took on that feeling of someone that has hurt me before.”Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, state and local governments, as well as businesses and nonprofits that serve the public, must provide ways to “communicate effectively with people who have communication disabilities.” That can include a qualified sign language interpreter.But not all interpreters are created equal, particularly when it comes to interpreting music. Amber Galloway Gallego is an American Sign Language interpreter and the owner of Amber G Productions, a company offering interpretation services for all different kinds of music.Gallego said she has been interpreting for more than 14 years and has also worked with Rothschild-Cross.“If you think about this analogy of how people sing, not everyone is good at it,” Gallego told ABC News via email. “The same thing goes for interpreting music — some are better at it and some of them look like a person who is scraping their nails against a chalkboard.”If venues choose to go with the cheapest interpreter available, she said, “the deaf person often will miss out on the experience which they paid good money to see.”Signing music is about much more than just conveying the meaning of the lyrics, she said.“Every instrument has a voice. If we choose to ignore those voices, we are taking away from the experience and deaf people are constantly having things not be accessible,” Gallego said. “If you only look at the lyrics, then it just becomes poetry. All the layers of music are what drives us to listen. You have to show all of them. And no, we are not playing air instruments, we are showing language.”Rothschild-Cross said multiple interpreters usually cover a concert, and at the June 20 gig, each covered four to six songs. While they try to prepare ahead of time, “sometimes they play a song and you just have to roll with it,” she explained.Her passion for conveying the music was evident to the band’s fans — both those who can hear and those who are deaf. The video was filmed by Freddie Ibarra, a fan who could hear but was so amazed by Rothschild-Cross and the response from deaf fans nearby that he started recording. But the experience also gave Rothschild-Cross a new take on heavy metal.“I don’t normally listen to that music. But after listening, I gained a whole new appreciation,” she said.Rothschild-Cross has always been passionate about communicating with her friends in the deaf community in Austin and eventually pursued sign language in college as well. She said she has been interpreting at concerts for about four years and hopes the video will also help challenge stereotypes about deaf people.“I just want people to understand that they can think, they can have religion, they can do anything we can do. Except hear,” she said.Gallego agreed, saying that the response from deaf fans is what makes her job special.“My favorite experience is when deaf people have told me that this was their first time ever truly experiencing music and now have a better understanding of what each instrument sounds like,” Gallego said. “When I see the deaf and hard of hearing patrons signing the instruments with me, it gives me chills every time.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Governor Douglas Announces Downtown Tax Credits

first_imgFor Immediate ReleaseDecember 30, 2005Contact: David MaceVermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development(802) 828-5229GOVERNOR DOUGLAS ANNOUNCES TAX CREDITS FOR BUILDING REPAIRS IN BRATTLEBORO, BENNINGTONMONTPELIER Governor Jim Douglas announced today that the Vermont Downtown Development Board has awarded $265,000 in tax credits to make building improvements in Brattleboro and Bennington.”These tax credits will help support new investment in our historic downtown properties, provide crucial affordable housing, and bring businesses and life to our downtowns,” Gov. Douglas said. “We are pleased to help these downtowns – which have seen so much improvement over the past few years – in their ongoing revitalization efforts.”The awards were made at a meeting last week of the Vermont Downtown Development Board, which is chaired by Kevin Dorn, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.The Wilder Block in downtown Brattleboro suffered major damage on Dec. 5, 2004 when a fire destroyed the fourth story and damaged the rest of the building.It helps define the southern gateway to the downtown, and features one of the very few cast iron facades in the state. The $250,000 tax credit will be used to repair and rebuild damaged parts of the building. When finished, it will include retail and office space on the lower floors and affordable housing on the upper stories.The second credit will be used in downtown Bennington for the reuse of the old fire station at 219 River Street. The $15,000 tax credit will support the installation of a sprinkler system, helping bring the Bennington Furniture store to this new location, and protecting the building from future fires.These tax credits were created by the legislature to support building rehabilitation projects within designated downtowns and village centers. More information can be found at the Vermont Downtown Program’s website, www.HistoricVermont.org(link is external).last_img read more

Capiz tightens entry quarantine policy

first_imgThe province’s police personnel willconduct a 24/7 checkpoint to all land entries of Capiz in order to ensure thatonly those allowed may enter the province. Persons travelling into the province oncommon carriers or transport for the conduct of trade, delivery of social orhumanitarian services, marine activities, scientific or academic pursuit, andsuch other essential purposes, other than the carriage of passengers, shall bedealt with in accordance to Republic Act 11332. Those will be exempted include governmentofficials and employees travelling in the performance of their functions,medical personnel and health as well as humanitarian workers performing dutiesin relation to COVID- 19 and patients availing chemotherapy and hemodialysis. It also exempts residents of Capiz traveling from and into theprovince. There will be no restriction forresidents who intend to travel outside of Capiz, however, they must alsoconsider the rules and regulations of their destinations. Local government units of Tapaz,Jamindan, Dumarao, Sapi-an, and Pilar are mandated to assist policemen in theconduct of mandatory thermal scan and other procedures travellers need to enterthe province. “Entry of goods classified as essentialand medical supplies are allowed, subject to protocols and regulations alreadyin place,” Contreras said. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras. FILAMER CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Persons who enter the province inviolation of the restrictions shall be put under a 14-day mandatory quarantine. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras recentlyissued Executive Order No. 11, series of 2020, which enforces stricter quarantine procedures for individualsentering the province and restricting their entry. ROXAS City – The provincial governmentof Capiz ramped up strict quarantine measures for persons entering the provinceto curb the spread of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Philippine Coast Guard and thePhilippine National Police Aviation Security Group are also directed to conductthe same precautionary measures in ports and airports. (With a report from PIA/PN)last_img read more

Softball: Badgers struggle in series versus Northwestern, leave Evanston winless

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Softball team (30-8, 7-5 Big Ten) traveled to Evanston, IL this past weekend to take on the No. 22 Northwestern Wildcats (33-7, 12-0) in a three-game Big Ten series.Wisconsin was out-pitched and out-hit by the Wildcats all around and lost all three games 1–4, 5–8 and 4–5 respectively — their longest losing streak of the season.In game one Friday, the Badgers had a hot start sparked by a home run from Jolie Fish. But, after that, it was only the Northwestern offense that was able to put runs on the board.The Wildcats scored four unanswered runs to pull away with a 4–1 win.One of the salient concerns for Head Coach Yvette Healy was the number of free bases her two top pitchers surrendered.Junior Kaitlyn Menz got the start in this opening game and eventually took the loss, but she only threw three innings. Wisconsin’s other ace, Haley Hestekin, came in during the fourth inning to try and quell Northwestern’s momentum but was unable to tame the Wildcat offense.Softball: Konwent leads Badgers to best start in program historyAs the University of Wisconsin softball team teeters in and out of the top 25 rankings, being ranked at all Read…Menz and Hestekin combined for nine total walks while the Badger offense drew only three. Two of the four Northwestern runs were unearned — something uncharacteristic of this Badger pitching staff.The other missing piece for the Badgers in game one was the offensive leadership of junior Kayla Konwent, who went 0-4 on the day and struggled versus Northwestern pitching.Saturday consisted of a doubleheader between the two teams in preparation for some nasty weather on the horizon.In the first game of the doubleheader, it seemed as if Wisconsin was coming back for vengeance.The Badgers took a 5–3 lead early thanks to a Stephanie Lombardo RBI in the first inning to kickstart the scoring. But, it was the two home runs in the second inning from Caroline Hedgcock and Kelly Welsh and a third home run in the fourth from Konwent that showed off the Badger’s power.That lead would be short-lived, and the bottom of the fourth proved destructive for Wisconsin.With Menz back in the circle for the Badgers, Northwestern took advantage of two walks to bring the score within one. Healy turned to Hestekin to finish out the game after noticing both her pitcher’s fatigue and Northwestern’s ability to adjust to Menz.Softball: Badgers pull off home sweep over visiting Iowa HawkeyesThe University of Wisconsin softball team (30-5, 7-2 Big Ten) hosted the Iowa Hawkeyes (15-18, 1-8) in their Big Ten Read…Unfortunately for the Badgers, the attempt to give Northwestern hitters a new look went more in the favor of the Wildcats.Hestekin gave up back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fourth and Northwestern tagged on four more runs that would go unanswered. Wisconsin would go on to lose 8–5.In game two, the Badgers wouldn’t go down without a fight. But, after a ten-inning battle, Wisconsin left Evanston winless — a major blow to their conference record.Konwent contributed two RBIs during the game — including her 13th shot over the fence that broke the program’s single-season home run record.After seven innings of action, the score was knotted up at four, and it was a walk-off home run from Northwestern’s Lily Novak that eventually sealed the win for the Wildcats.Wisconsin will be back in action Wednesday at home versus the Minnesota Gophers in a doubleheader with games starting at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

Boca Raton Man Faces New Charges After Fight Victim Dies

first_imgA Boca Raton man who was originally charged with aggravated battery is facing new counts.Police say Santiago Jaime-Velasquez punched a man in the face last week during a fight at an apartment complex on SW 7th Street.The victim later died from his injuries.A witness told police that he also saw Jaime-Velasquez kick the victim in the head.According to police, the victim regained consciousness and walked through a cemetery before falling unconscious again. Doctors treated the man for a brain bleed and put him on life support.Authorities have upgraded the charges to negligent manslaughter.The victim has not been identified.last_img

Local man steals vehicle with two children inside

first_imgThe Palm Beach Sheriffs Office is reporting that they have arrested a 22-year-old man who reportedly stole a vehicle with two children in the backseat.The incident was reported on November 1st at a mobile home park located on the 6200 block of 16th Way South.According to the report, the woman says she went back inside of the home, leaving her children in the running vehicle, and moments  later she heard a noise coming from the area where her car was parked. When she looked outside, she saw the suspect driving away with her vehicle.Authorities were able to locate the vehicle in the area of Abby Rd. and Forest Hill Blvd after the suspect crashed into a curb and took off on foot.The children were found unharmed in the vehicle.Investigators later tracked down the suspect identified as Wilmer Abrego and took him into custody after he admitted to stealing the vehicle.Abrego has since been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of grand theft auto and false imprisonment.last_img read more

WPB Commissioners Decline to Approve $180K Settlement Against Mayor’s Advice.

first_imgAn associate of Perez spoke at the meeting and said, “I have actually been to Blue Martini with Willie Perez and on an occasion, I have seen Jeff Green and Ms. Esposito there. They were conducting consensual sexual acts in public.”Esposito had other specific details that would expose Green, according to a complaint.“There are serious criminal allegations. At first, it started out that these were allegations of sexual in the workplace. The latest allegations are of forcible rape. Sexual battery is rape,” said Commissioner Joseph Peduzzi on Monday.Peduzzi recommends a criminal investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to determine the truth.“The allegations here before us are pretty disturbing. The safety of our workplace I think is of upmost important,” Commissioner Christina Lambert said.Before voting, city attorney Kimberly Rothenburg shared complaints made by Esposito’s legal team.“He claimed that his client was terminated from the city as a result of making some whistleblower complaints,” Rothenburg shared. City of West Palm Beach commissioners failed to approve an $180,000 settlement for a former city employee Monday night.The lawsuit against the city alleged inappropriate behavior toward the female employee by a former city administrator.Going against Mayor Keith James’ recommendations, city leaders argued that not only are the allegations one-sided, but a $180,000 settlement isn’t fair to taxpayers.“This should be between the two people that are the bad guys on either side. So give them some consideration of making him pay for it, not us,” one resident shared during public comments.Mayor James advised that if the case goes to trial it will cost a great deal more than the settlement offer.“If this case were to go to trial, it would already be lost,” he said.James says a city employee revealed a “graphic text photo” that implicated the former city administrator Jeff Green who resigned.She indicated that she received the text message from city contractor Willie Perez of Professional Security Consultants (PSC).last_img read more

Missing teen found dead inside of a chimney

first_imgAuthorities in Port Clinton, Ohio are reporting that they found the body of a missing teen trapped inside of a chimney while re-canvasing the area surrounding his home.14-year-old Harley Dilly’s body was discovered Monday inside of a neighbor’s chimney three weeks after he initially went missing while walking to school.Officials say while they did check the areas surrounding Dilly’s home when they re-canvased that area they decided to enter a neighbor’s vacant summer home which is currently undergoing renovations.When authorities entered the second floor of the house, they found Dilly’s jacket and glasses next to a brick chimney. They then looked inside the chimney and found Dilly’s body stuck inside.“The chimney is between the second and third floors and is 9 by 13 inches,” said Port Clinton Police Department Chief Robert J. Hickman.Investigators told reporters that they don’t suspect foul play in the teen’s death.During a press conference, authorities reported that they believe that the teen climbed an antenna to the roof of the house and then went down its chimney.An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.last_img read more