Venue for 21 February Perfect Pitch confirmed

first_img Howard Lake | 5 February 2007 | News UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch Tagged with: Individual giving The next UK Fundraising Perfect Pitch event will take place on 21 February at the St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, off Fleet Street in London.Once again Perfect Pitch will be appearing at a new venue in central London. The 21 February free event will focus on Direct/Email Marketing and Donor Retention and Management.Speakers from Occam, Give or Take, and Blackbaud are already confirmed with other participants due to be announced shortly. Advertisement  15 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 Over 200 people have already registered to attend this latest showcase event.Perfect Pitch will take place in the Bridewell Hall and Farringdon Room at the St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet StreetLondon EC4Y 8EQ. 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. Venue for 21 February Perfect Pitch confirmedlast_img read more

Scepticism as Gardai claim dog was hit by car, not kicked to death

first_img Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Scepticism as Gardai claim dog was hit by car, not kicked to death Gardai in Letterkenny are seeking to play down reports that a group of children, some as young as five, had kicked a dog to death in the Long Lane area of the town.In a statement issued to Highland Radio News and local papers this morning,  gardai refer to “sensationalist” coverage on Highland Radio and in one local paper. They say an autopsy has shown that the dog died after it was hit by a vehicle, and there is no evidence of the animal having been kicked to death.Gardai say a joint investigation involving themselves  and the ISPCA has now concluded.However, Paul, the man who originally raised the issue is standing by his story. Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, he claimed gardai did not take the issue seriously when he first reported it, and now they are trying to cover their backs……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/dogcar.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – January 10, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHarkin says the contribution of volunteers must be measured and recognisedNext articleTanaiste says LYIT land deal all above aboard News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Newsx Adverts NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

‘Scale Shock.’

first_img If you want to be a healthy weight, you have to exercise. — Connie Crawley A healthy weight for you is whatever you weigh when you eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly. — Connie Crawley For starters, don’t rush into any kind of diet.”Go back to your normal, healthy eating habits,” Crawley said. “Eat three moderate meals a day and allow time to rebalance your diet.”After a week or more, you’ll get a more reliable count of the pounds you’ve gained. “Then you can decide what little things to do to get the weight back off,” she said.Don’t Skip MealsDon’t skip meals or cut out broad groups such as breads or fats. Make little changes, such as cutting out the chips or the extra margarine. “You always need a balanced, healthy diet of foods in all groups,” she said.Trimming dietary fats can be important. But don’t try to eliminate them. “A totally fat-free diet wouldn’t be good for you,” Crawley said. “Fats make fat-soluble vitamins available to you. And they make your diet more satisfying.”Americans do tend to eat too many fats, she said. Generally, fats should be no more than 30 percent of the calories you eat. “But that percentage varies from person to person,” she said.’Ideal Weight’ OvervaluedCrawley isn’t a stickler for the “ideal weights” on height-weight charts.”That’s probably not the best way to determine your ideal weight,” she said. “A healthy weight for you is whatever you weigh when you eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly.”The “ideal weights” from charts sometimes lead people to set unrealistic weight-loss goals. The healthiest choice, Crawley said, is to monitor what you eat, not what you weigh.Keep a Food Diary”Food diaries are a great way to keep your weight down,” she said. Keep a small notebook with you. Before eating any food or drink, measure or estimate how much you will eat and write it down.”An easy way to estimate,” she said, “is that a half-cup or 4 ounces of anything is about the size of the average man’s wallet or the palm of an average woman’s hand.”By writing down what you plan to eat or drink beforehand, you’re more conscious of how much you’re taking in. And you may consume fewer calories. “Many overweight people are unconscious eaters,” Crawley said.Don’t Set Goals Too HighOn average, dieters are most successful in losing only 10 percent to 15 percent of their preloss weight. Once they’ve lost that, most are satisfied. “They feel better, and they realize how hard that weight loss was,” she said.If you have to focus on a weight-loss goal, make it no more than 15 percent of your preloss weight. If you want to lose more than that, make 15 percent your goal anyway. Once you lose that, you can reevaluate.”Setting too high a weight-loss goal leads to discouragement,” Crawley said. “No diet will be successful if you don’t feel good about yourself.”Exercise Is CriticalExercise is a critical part of weight loss, too. “Include weight training, aerobics and stretching in your regular activities,” she said. So you lost control of your Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s eating. Don’t lose your head now over the “scale shock” from your holiday overindulging.”Use restraint in your postholiday diet,” said Connie Crawley, an Extension Service nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “To lose weight, you need to exercise five to seven days a week for at least 30 minutes a day,” she said. “But don’t expect to be able to exercise that much at first if you’ve been inactive in the past.”Do less than you think you can at first. Gradually add to the time and intensity of your exercise.The body’s natural appetite controls don’t work, Crawley said, if you’re inactive. “Your body doesn’t know when to stop eating,” she said. “If you want to be a healthy weight, you have to exercise.”last_img read more

LA Memorial Coliseum begins to see major changes

first_imgThe first section of nearly 10,000 new seats were recently installed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Eight temporary press boxes are also being erected to host members of the press. (Emily Smith/Daily Trojan).The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has been collecting history since its opening in the summer of 1923. It was constructed as a living memorial for the U.S.  Armed Forces in World War I, and it immediately became home to USC football. While it has never wavered as a sacred place for Trojans fans, the Coliseum has hosted many other sports teams throughout the years including the UCLA Bruins (1933-1981), the Los Angeles Rams (1946-1979, 2016-2019), and even temporarily the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1961).It has also served as a concert venue for some great rock legends such as The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Prince. While it is viewed as a piece of L.A.’s athletic history, the stadium has also been host  to political leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Cesar Chavez. Its versatility has always prevailed, from hosting Pope John Paul II’s Papal Mass in 1987, to setting the Guinness World Record for highest number of fans in attendance at a baseball game for a Dodgers vs. Red Sox match in 2008. And soon enough, it will go down in history as the only venue to have hosted three Summer Olympics — in 1932, 1984 and 2028, respectively. Now, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is on its way to becoming the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum, which is scheduled for completion by Fall 2019. Despite these major renovations, the Coliseum has multiple seen changes in its 95-year history. Players used to enter through the 50-yard line tunnel until 1949, when it eventually got covered up. In 1993, the stadium underwent a notably smaller renovation, where all bleachers were replaced with individual seats.The Coliseum’s current renovation includes the installation of more handrails throughout seating areas, as well as the replacement of every seat to increase legroom and seat width. Beyond new seating arrangements, USC is  upgrading the stadium’s electrical and plumbing systems and improving Wi-Fi access in the venue.The preservation of the Coliseum’s history remains a top priority during the renovation. USC is looking to restore the peristyle end to make it closer to its original construction, leaving the iconic torch and Olympic rings. The jerseys displaying the Trojans’  Heisman winners will also remain in place.The renovated Coliseum will boast two new screens on the east end of the stadium to complement the 6,000-foot high-definition screen over the players’ tunnel, which was added in 2011. It will be complete with upgraded audio technology and new lighting, as well as luxury suites and club seats on the south side. The University is currently in the process of installing temporary press boxes to ensure its availability for the 2018 football season. Luckily for USC students, the student and band sections will remain where they have been. They remain a top priority so as not to compromise the experience for the home team.last_img read more