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Online fundraising sites are “quite dull” – Revolution editor

By on June 16, 2021

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. However, Lord does cite two new sites that “are moving the whole thing on.” One is his magazine’s recent sponsored banner ad challenge to develop an effective banner ad for the charity SPARKS. The second is Amnesty International’s new Stop Torture site. The editor of new media magazine Revolution thinks most charities’ fundraising Web sites are “quite dull.”Richard Lord, editor of new media magazine Revolution, decries the impact of most charities’ online fundraising activities. In his editorial this week, Lord writes: “the Internet has long been held up as an ideal place for charity fundraising. It ought to give people the sort of information about why their money is needed and how it’s spent which deepens the charity’s relationship with its donors.“A pity, then, that most charity sites up to now have been quite dull. They’ve tended to be brochures with a donation facility tacked on, and a bit of emotive stuff.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 December 2000 | News Online fundraising sites are “quite dull” – Revolution editor  21 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

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Dinah, Bett and Albany, N.Y., slave rebellion

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgSlavery was legal in New York until 1827.On March 14, 1794, two young slave girls were hanged in Albany, N.Y. One was named Dinah, aged 14. The other was named Bett, just 12. A month later, a 16-year-old male slave named Pompey was hanged as well.Yes, ten years after the so-called “American Revolution,” New York was a slave state. According to the first U.S. census in 1790, Albany had a population of about 3,500, of which 572 were slaves and 26 were “free persons of color.” (“History of the 1793 Fire in Albany,” hvmag.com, Feb. 14) All the wealthy families in Albany had slaves.The slave owners were afraid, and for good reason. In 1741, there was a slave rebellion and fire in New York City. And in 1791, there was the start of the great slave revolution in the French plantation colony of Haiti. There the slaves fought off three European armies and won independence, one of the greatest events in human history.So when a fire broke out on Nov. 17, 1793, that burned down a large part of downtown Albany, including offices, stores and 26 homes, causing the huge sum of $250,000 worth of damage, the slave-owning city leaders quickly concluded that it had been set by slaves.All the slaves in the town were subjected to a rigid curfew, rounded up and interrogated. After a few days, the child Bett signed a “confession” that also implicated Dinah and Pompey in setting the fire. They were put on trial on Jan. 6, 1794.The girls both confessed, throwing themselves on the “mercy” of the court. But of course there was no mercy from the cruel slavers. Pompey pled innocent, but was quickly convicted by the all-white jury. They were all sentenced to death.Of course, Bett’s statement must be treated with great skepticism. There is much speculation that she was both threatened as well as promised freedom if she would confess. But even that statement explains the motive for the fire was to win freedom for themselves.Testimony shows Bett stated that Pompey had been approached by two white men. One had a grudge against wealthy Leonard Gansevoort. He promised a valuable pocket watch if he would set fire to Gansevoort’s home.Bett said that she and Dinah set Gansevoort’s stable on fire rather than his house, so that the family could escape. With that, they showed far more humanity than the slavers. And despite the large amount of damage when the fire went out of control, nobody was killed or injured.At the time, the one way that a slave could win her or his freedom was to “buy” herself from her “master.” If Bett’s statement was true, then clearly that was their intent — to sell the pocket watch and use the money to free themselves.After the trial, the girls both announced that Pompey was not involved. Then Pompey “confessed,” saying the young girls were innocent. But it was all for naught. And the white men involved were never even arrested.Bett and Pompey were both hanged from “Hanging Elm Tree” in downtown Albany. But for Dinah, whom the slavers considered the most “rebellious,” it was different. A ­gallows was built on Pinkster Hill, which is now the location of the New York State Capitol. That is where she was killed.Why there? Since the early 1600s, enslaved and free Black people in ­Albany took off work together and held a week-long “religious” festival on Pinkster Hill. There they ate and drank, sang, held ­parades and performed African dances.So the Albany slavers consciously decided to execute Dinah on Pinkster to send a message of fear and intimidation to the Black community of Albany.They failed. The African community continued the Pinkster festival right through 1811, when the city finally banned it for 200 years.The Black community never forgot the young people who were lynched. In 1803, nine years after the executions, Absalom Aimwell (probably a pseudonym) wrote a satirical, abolitionist poem titled “The Pinkster Ode.” In it is a stanza dedicated to young Dinah and indeed to every Black woman. Benezet and Ley, two prominent Quaker anti-slavery activists who lived in the mid-1700s, are also mentioned.“Enough, says I, to Dinah’s shade,Thou too, wilt drudge no more,with spade,Nor hoe, nor pot, nor washing tub,Nor clean away — nor sweep,nor scrub.Sleep on good wench, or only doze,I’ll not disturb thy blest repose.“Thy honest soul has wing’dits flight,Beyond the reach of tyrant’s sway;In realms of everlasting light —To meet good Benezet and Ley.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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JEOL: Veröffentlichung des neuen Gaschromatographen – Flugzeitmassenspektrometer JMS-T2000GC AccuTOF(TM) GC-Alpha – das ultimative GC-MS…

By on June 2, 2021

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  Twitter JMS-T2000GC WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Pinterest JEOL: Veröffentlichung des neuen Gaschromatographen – Flugzeitmassenspektrometer JMS-T2000GC AccuTOF(TM) GC-Alpha – das ultimative GC-MS mit überragender Leistung und einfacher Bedienung Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Previous articleAsia Pacific Automotive Smart Key Market 2020-2030 by Technology, Application, Vehicle Type, Mode of Sales and Country – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleJoint feasibility assessment of Bionomics’ BNC210 and EmpathBio’s MDMA derivative EMP-01 treatment regimen for PTSD Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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FTC approves CoStar’s $250M Homesnap acquisition

By on May 12, 2021

first_imgThe Homesnap acquisition is another way for CoStar to compete in the residential real estate market. It’s made $2 billion worth of acquisitions since 2014, including Apartments.com ($585 million), ApartmentFinder ($170 million), ForRent ($385 million) and Cozy Services ($68 million).With 150 employees, it is on track to generate $40 million in revenue this year, up 45 percent year over year. More than 1.1 million agents use its free product, which it claims represents 90 percent of licensed U.S. agents.“With the new addition of clients and information … we are almost tripling the size of our addressable markets,” Florence said in November.In New York City, which does not have an MLS, Homesnap recently struck a deal with the Real Estate Board of New York to build out a public-facing portal for residential listings.Earlier this week, REBNY sent a cease-and-desist letter to software developer Michael Gabriel and data partner RealPlus over a new listings platform they planned to launch called homes.nyc. The trade group said the two improperly used residential listings data from REBNY members.Contact E.B. Solomont Share via Shortlink Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name*center_img CoStar’s Andrew Florance and Homesnap’s John Mazur (CoStart; LinkedIn)CoStar Group got federal regulators’ stamp of approval to buy residential tech provider Homesnap for $250 million, but the data giant still faces scrutiny over another acquisition that would strengthen its grip on residential listings.CoStar said the Federal Trade Commission cleared its purchase of Homesnap after the two companies submitted the proposed merger last month. Homesnap works with multiple listing services around the country, acting as a front-end portal for agents.In a statement, CEO Andy Florance praised the quick review and said it would allow coStar to “close this transaction quickly.”Days after CoStar and Homesnap announced their deal last month, the FTC sued to block CoStar’s $588 million purchase of rental listing platform RentPath, which operates Rent.com and ForRent.com and filed for bankruptcy last year. In an administrative complaint, it said the deal would give CoStar too much control since it already operates Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com and ForRent.com.CoStar countered that the FTC was “wrong in its assessment.”Read moreWatch out Zillow, here comes CoStar FTC sues to stop CoStar’s $585M Rentpath buy Accusations and rivalry spur legal fight over new NYC listings portal TagsCostar GroupResidential Real EstateTechnologyzillow Email Address*last_img read more

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Seasonal physiology and ecology of Antarctic marine benthos predators and scavengers

By on May 9, 2021

first_imgPronounced seasonality in photoperiod and phytoplankton availability drives key physiological processes in many Antarctic primary consumers. To test the hypothesis that carnivores would be less markedly affected by environmental seasonality than benthic ‘herbivores’, we measured faecal egestion, oxygen consumption and nitrogen excretion every 2 to 3 mo for 18 mo in 5 benthic predators and scavengers common around Adelaide Island (West Antarctic Peninsula): the fish Harpagifer antarcticus, the brittle star Ophionotus victoriae, the nemertean Parborlasia corrugatus, the amphipod Paraceradocus miersii and the nudibranch Doris kerguelenensis. The degree of seasonality varied between species and was not consistent across the physiological parameters measured. Faecal egestion varied strongly between species and individuals. All species except Paraceradocus miersii ceased feeding for several months. No consistent seasonality in metabolic activity (oxygen consumption and nitrogen excretion) was observed, and seasonal factorial changes in oxygen consumption were less than in primary consumers. Use of metabolic substrates changed between seasons, particularly in H. antarcticus, which switched from a balanced diet to mainly protein utilisation at the start of winter. O. victoriae had the highest O:N ratio (232) and Parborlasia corrugatus the lowest (9), suggesting the latter species is the most exclusive carnivore. We conclude that food availability and quality is also variable for Antarctic secondary consumers but that this variation is not as tightly coupled to the environmental seasonality as in primary consumers. Other factors, such as reproductive activity, that are indirectly coupled to seasonal signals may have also been causing this variability.last_img read more

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Royal IHC, trade unions team up on Dutch submarine program

By on May 4, 2021

first_img View post tag: Naval Group View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy Photo: Image Courtesy: Royal IHC The Netherlands-based company Royal IHC and trade unions FNV, CNV vakmensen.nl, RMU and De Unie have signed a covenant within the framework of the program for the replacement of the Dutch Walrus class submarines.A year ago, Royal IHC and France’s defense contractor Naval Group joined forces in a bid to secure a contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s USD 2.8 billion submarine replacement project.The program will see the construction of four new submarines for the navy.In this covenant, the parties have agreed to intensively work together when Royal IHC and Naval Group are selected by the Dutch government to carry out the assignment.As informed, agreements have been made in the covenant on recruiting, training and keeping employees permanently employable. With this covenant, all parties involved endorse the importance of cooperation, good working conditions, the provision of apprenticeships, inflow and growth opportunities and the development of the right training.“The replacement of the Walrus class is a very large and magnificent project. A challenge that IHC cannot take on alone. We of course need Naval Group for that, and certainly as many Dutch partners as possible, in all kinds of areas. We are therefore very happy with the support of the unions. Together we can ensure the correct inflow and flow of professionals in the Rotterdam region,” Dave Vander Heyde, CEO Royal IHC, said.“With such a large order from the Dutch government, such as the replacement of the Walrus class submarines, in terms of construction and long-term maintenance should be chosen for employment in the Netherlands,” according to the trade unions.“Investing in this strategic sector is good for preserving and expanding knowledge, good for employment and good for the Netherlands as an industrial country. This also includes clear agreements about training, employment conditions and working conditions as they are in the covenant signed today.”In December 2019, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MOD) selected Naval Group, Saab Kockums and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the next bidding phase in the navy’s submarine replacement program.The contract would be signed with one of the companies in 2022. All four submarine newbuilds are planned to be operational by 2031.The Royal Netherlands Navy has four older Walrus class submarines which have been in service since 1990 – Walrus, Zeeleeuw, Dolfijn and Bruinvis. This is the only submarine class in the navy’s fleet.Read more:France’s Naval Group opens Dutch office in bid for submarine, MCM work View post tag: Royal IHC View post tag: Walrus-class replacement Share this articlelast_img read more

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Iranian boats approach US Navy, USCG vessels in Gulf

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first_imgOn April 15, eleven vessels from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) approached the US Navy and US Coast Guard (USCG) vessels in the Gulf, the US 5th Fleet said.At the time of the incident, the US vessels USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6), USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) were conducting joint integration operations with US Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopters in the international waters of the North Arabian Gulf, according to a statement issued by the US Navy.“The IRGCN vessels repeatedly crossed the bows and sterns of the US vessels at extremely close range and high speeds, including multiple crossings of the Puller with a 50 yard closest point of approach (CPA) and within 10 yards of Maui’s bow,” the statement reads.“The U.S. crews issued multiple warnings via bridge-to-bridge radio, five short blasts from the ships’ horns and long-range acoustic noise maker devices, but received no response from the IRGCN.”Video of #IRGCN vessels conducting dangerous & harassing approaches on U.S. naval vessels in the international waters of the North Arabian Gulf. pic.twitter.com/zL9VKQ0eiQ— U.S. 5th Fleet (@US5thFleet) April 15, 2020“After approximately one hour, the IRGCN vessels responded to the bridge-to-bridge radio queries, then maneuvered away from the US ships and opened distance between them.” The US forces have been conducting joint interoperability operations in the North Arabian Gulf since late March.The incident comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries. In January, General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard was killed by the US in a drone strike in Iraq. Following his assassination, Iran responded with a rocket attack on Iraqi military bases where American forces were positioned. Additionally, economic sanctions imposed by the US are negatively affecting Iran which is currently battling the coronavirus pandemic.Earlier this week, a Hong Kong-flagged commercial ship was boarded by unidentified armed men in the Gulf of Oman and taken into Iranian waters. Although no one claimed responsibility for taking over the tanker, many accused Iran of attacking the vessel. Photo: Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: IRGCNcenter_img View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report for March 22 to 28

By on May 2, 2021

first_imgMarch 27, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 51Motor Vehicle Stops: 14Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 13Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 2 EMS callsWarrant, 1300 block West Ave., one in custody, at 2:50amLandlord dispute, 600 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 11:49amMotor vehicle accident, 33rd St. & Simpson Ave., at 12:38pmWarrant, 500 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 5:57pmDomestic violence, unit block Central Ave., at 10:24pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department March 25, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 60Motor Vehicle Stops: 14Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 27Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 3 EMS callsCriminal mischief, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 12:38amVerbal dispute, 900 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 10:20pm March 22, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 71Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 24Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 500 block 9th St., at 2:07amDomestic violence, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 3:48amWarrant, 500 block 9th St., one in custody, at 7:06amDomestic violence, 1400 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 11:31pm March 26, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 17Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 17Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 4 EMS callsHarassment, Victoria La., at 12:09pmMotor vehicle accident, 1200 block West Ave., at 1:19pmHarassment, 800 block Wesley Ave., at 2:22pmTheft, 400 block Haven Ave., at 9:22pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESMarch 22 – 28, 2015Calls for Service: 483Daily Average: 69 March 23, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 92Motor Vehicle Stops: 40Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 11 Fire and 9 EMS callsTheft, 1000 block Bay Ave., at 10:40amMotor vehicle accident, 18th St. & Bay Ave., at 2:55pm March 24, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 64Motor Vehicle Stops: 16Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 22Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 6 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 18th St. & West Ave., at 9:14amTrespassing, 200 block E. Atlantic Ave., at 4:16pm March 28, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 88Motor Vehicle Stops: 37Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 2 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 29th St. & West Ave., at 7:55amlast_img read more

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Two new football coaches join Fighting Irish staff

By on April 20, 2021

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Google+ By Tommie Lee – March 3, 2020 1 380 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Notre Dame players celebrate after an NCAA football game against Michigan in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Notre Dame won 24-17. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Notre Dame is announcing more additions to the Fighting Irish Football coaching staff.Head Coach Brian Kelly has added John McNulty and Mike Mickens to the coaching staff.Coach McNulty brings 30 seasons of experience to the Tight Ends, and Mickens, who played for Kelly at Cincinnati, will coach the defensive backs. Facebook Two new football coaches join Fighting Irish staff IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDemolition of south side Shake ‘n Shake underwayNext articleWinamac woman dies in Fulton County crash Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Wedding Cakes

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first_imgQ: I was asked to create a wedding cake for my niece months ago, and did not hear any more. Now the invite has come through to her wedding, scheduled in May, plus a note asking me again to do the wedding cake. I thought she had made other arrangements. I am in two minds what to do. I can’t really say no as she might take it personally, but time is so short that I might not be able to get everything done in time. The colour scheme is difficult, bright purple and she does not want a traditional fruit cake or cupcakes either. Do you have any advice on cutting corners in making this wedding cake?! If it was not family I would say no. Please help me!A: Making cakes for family and friends can be fraught with problems. For a start most people do not realise the cost of making a cake, especially a wedding cake. Then there is the amount of time it will take, which can be quite significant. Plus of course the responsibility of providing a wedding cake can also be quite daunting.Before you start I would suggest that you have a chat with your niece about her hopes and expectations for her cake and explain your concerns, letting her know what you feel is and is not possible for you to create, that way she will not feel disappointed on her big day.The secret I believe is being organised and meticulous planning, decide what you will create and how you will create it, shop well in advance and make as much of the decoration as possible beforehand. I suggest using a cake base such as a flavoured madeira. See Lindy’s article on making the perfect Madeira Cake  or perhaps a chocolate fudge, see Lindy’s chocolate fudge cake recipe.I also suggest that you make use of some of the wonderful time saving and easy to use products that are now available to cake decorators such as moulds, stencils and cutters as these will allow you to easily create a cake that looks really impressive.Good luck and do let me know how you get on.Do you have a question for the Cake Doctor? Send it to: [email protected] Lindy Smith’s websitelast_img read more

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