The Big Give raises £2 million in 45 minutes

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 December 2008 | News The Big Give raises £2 million in 45 minutes Philanthropy website The Big Give this week raised £2 million in under an hour in a matched giving campaign. This represented an average of £44,000 a minute.The surge of online donations came in response to the pledge by Alec Reed CBE, founder of Reed Recruitment Group and of theBigGive, to match donations of up to £5,000 (per donor, per charity) from his Reed Foundation up to a maximum of £1 million.Clearly a number of charities had encouraged their supporters to take advantage of this offer as £600,000 was donated within 18 minutes of the matched giving service going live. The volume of activity surprised The Big Give and the site crashed.The £1 million total was reached after the scheme went live for a further 27 minutes today with an average donation of over £1,400. The total was reached with just 681 donations.Jon Brooks, Managing Director of The Big Give, said: “We thought the £1 million would be matched within a couple of weeks. To have all of it donated in minutes is incredible”.The Reed Foundation matched funding scheme was the first of its kind to take place on The Big Give, although Alec Reed gave £250,000 in vouchers to 10,000 top UK businesses to give to charities on the site during September.Brooks and The Big Give team hope that the matched giving scheme will encourage individuals, companies, trusts and foundations to start their own matched funding schemes for their favourite charities on the 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

Man Charged In Sex Crimes Case

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.MAYVILLE – A Cherry Creek man has been charged in connection with sex crimes that allegedly occurred over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in the Village of Mayville.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office charged Scott Dellahoy, 35, with two counts of forcible touching, third-degree sexual misconduct and false imprisonment.Deputies say Dellahoy turned himself in on Wednesday.He was arraigned at the Chautauqua County Jail and released on his own recognizance. No additional information was released about the case.last_img read more

Ribeiro doubts Barca will sign PSG attacker Neymar

first_img “I think Neymar will stay at PSG because the [transfer] market is different,” he told Fox Sports. read also:Neymar: PSG forward ‘training hard’ for football return “The economic world of football will change,” he added. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wagner Ribeiro, a Brazilian agent close to the Neymar family, believes that the forward will remain at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this summer despite interest from Barcelona. The financial difficulties caused by COVID-19 will have a dramatic influence on the upcoming transfer window in the opinion of Ribeiro.Advertisement Loading… Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, attacker, Neymar is set to miss out on a return to Barcelona. Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes12 Countries With Higest Technology In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouIf Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien Szaniszlolast_img read more

Junior Spartans beaten at Pleasant Valley, 31-14

first_imgChico >> Red Bluff junior Spartans midget head coach Randy Davis knew his team’s toughest test would come against the Pleasant Valley junior Viking midgets. On a windy Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Valley’s Asgard Yard the two 6-1 teams would meet up to settle things on the field.Unfortunately for Red Bluff, the junior Spartans were beaten soundly in the second half to fall to PV, 31-14. The game started a little scary for Red Bluff after fumbling the opening kickoff. Fortunately, the junior …last_img read more

No. 1 Corning to play against Anderson in the playoffs

first_imgCorning >> Corning High School girls, who top division 2 will play against No. 8 Anderson at home at 3 p.m. Thursday.The Cardinals stand at 18-1-1 in league and 13-5-2 overall.Anderson is at 2-8-0 in league and 3-15-0 overall.Pending a win, Corning would play No. 4 Live Oak (6-2-1, 13-5-4) or No. 5 Orland (4-5-0, 8-10-2) away. Red BluffNo. 5 Red Bluff will face No. 4 Foothill on the road at 3 p.m. Thursday in the division 1 playoffs. Red Bluff entered the playoffs at 5-3-1 in …last_img read more

Changes in worker program has benefits for finding farm labor

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hiring migrant farm workers will become cheaper and easier as a result of several upcoming changes to the process, according to a labor economist with The Ohio State University.The new rules on getting visas for temporary foreign workers will allow agricultural employers to pay migrant workers an hourly wage based on what other domestic workers employed in the same position in the area are paid.“That should help keep costs down for farmers,” said Joyce Chen, an associate professor in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).The current formula for calculating wages requires farms to average the hourly wages of both U.S. supervisors and their field workers to generate an hourly wage for temporary foreign workers in a county.So, if a domestic lettuce picker in Sandusky County is paid $10 an hour and a supervisor is paid $15 an hour, the temporary migrant worker not in a management position has to be paid at least $12.50 an hour, the average of those two hourly wages.“The new rules will allow farmers to hire temporary migrant field workers for less than they do now,” Chen said. “But they’ll still be required to pay a wage in line with what domestic workers doing the same job get.”Ohio’s agricultural industry depends heavily on an ever-shrinking number of migrant workers from Mexico and Central America, many of them undocumented. The rule changes that the U.S. Department of Labor is putting in place likely will increase the number of temporary migrant workers brought to the United States and might reduce the number of undocumented workers, Chen said.“The changes to the rules on wages for migrant workers will create more opportunities for both workers and employers to operate through official channels,” said Chen, who works in CFAES’ Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE).Employers seeking to hire migrant laborers have to apply for an H-2A visa for each person they hire. That visa allows a migrant laborer to work on a U.S. farm for up to a year.But as part of the application process for those visas, employers are required to hire all qualified and willing U.S. workers for a certain period, which will be shortened when the new rules go into place. Under the changes, agricultural employers will be required to hire U.S. workers for the first 30 days of when the visas for their migrant workers begin.Currently, farms have to hire U.S. qualified workers that seek the work for at least half of the duration of the visa. So, if a farm owner pursues a six-month visa for a migrant worker to plant peppers in Huron County, he or she has to hire all qualified and willing U.S. workers for the first three months.The change to 30 days might not be advantageous for domestic farm laborers, Chen said.“Workers seeking jobs later in the season, after the first 30 days, are more likely to find that no positions are available,” she said.Scott Witten, an owner of Witten Farm in southeast Ohio’s Washington County, expects the changes will help his business. Since 2011, he has hired migrant laborers annually through the H2-A program to help the business, which sells produce at roadside stands in central and southeast Ohio.“The government sees that reform is needed. We’re excited about that,” Witten saidHe called the changes a “first step” in reforming the process.In the future, he would like to see more done to deter farms from hiring undocumented workers. Undocumented workers can cost less to hire because their wages can be lower and the employer does not have to pay for their housing, so companies that hire undocumented workers have lower labor costs, Witten said.“It puts those who chose to pay the higher rate at a disadvantage when it comes to selling their product,” he said.Administrative changes to the H-2A visa process will likely make it easier for farmers to apply for the visas, Chen said.Under the new rules, agricultural employers will have to file only one application to hire temporary workers, even if they bring on crews at different times in the season. The current system requires a farm owner to file a separate H-2A visa application each time he or she wants another set of workers, even within the same growing season.The new process also requires that all applications be filed electronically rather than through paper applications, which typically take longer to process.“Overall, this will be positive for farmers and will help streamline some of the bureaucracy for  hiring migrant workers, as well as give them more flexibility in hiring throughout the season,” Chen said.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo not the greatest. I am: Diego Maradona to India Today

first_imgArgentina great Diego Maradona has reiterated that he is the greatest footballer of all time. Speaking to India Today’s Boria Majumdar in an exclusive chat said he doesn’t blame Cristiano Ronaldo for calling himself to be the greatest because he scores a lot of goals. Ronaldo had recently said that he has no doubt that he is “the best player in history”.”To be honest, I find Ronaldo’s comments very funny. How can Cristiano Ronaldo talk about being the greatest when I am here. But I don’t blame Ronaldo because he is scoring goals. When I scored the goal against England in 1986 World Cup, I thought there can never be another player like me,” Maradona told India Today.”It’s hard to say one specific player is the greatest. Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are great in current generation. There are many parameters to judge a footballer. For example, you cannot compare Zidane to Maradona. Zidane is tall and his aerial control is fantastic. But I can move swiftly between opponents legs as I am short,” he said.WATCH FULL VIDEOHe also said it was wrong to compare him with current Argentina captain, Messi.”On Messi, it’s not right to make comparisons. We are two different players who played in different eras,” he said.Marona further said he feels Germany will be the favourites to lift the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Portugal and Real Madrid’s star striker Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d’Or for world player of the year last week for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times.advertisementThe Real Madrid forward won the award, handed out by magazine France Football, for the second consecutive year having led his side to the La Liga title with 25 goals and a successive Champions League crown, netting 12 goals including two in the 4-1 win over Juventus in the final.”I feel very happy, it’s a fantastic moment in my career,” Ronaldo said upon collecting the award, standing with his mother Maria Dolores and his oldest son Cristiano Jr.”I’ve waited a long time for this. This has been a stupendous year for me, we won the Champions League and La Liga and on a personal level I was top scorer in the Champions League.”Trophies help me win prizes like this and I have to thank my team mates at Madrid and Portugal. They’ve been very important to me.”Messi came second while Paris St Germain forward Neymar Jr, the most expensive player in the world, came third.Ronaldo, who this year also helped the national side qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year, won his first Ballon d’Or in 2008 while with Manchester United and collected it again in 2013, 2014 and 2016.The 32-year-old was last month named the Best FIFA Men’s Player in the global soccer body’s own awards ceremony.Real Madrid president Florentino Perez joined Ronaldo on stage and paid tribute to the Portuguese, who he said was the best player of all time alongside late Real great Alfredo di Stefano.”This fifth Ballon d’Or is a great honour and a great achievement for the club and Real Madrid fans around the world. Cristiano is the best player in the world, he represents the values of Real Madrid. Cristiano is the best player in history along with Di Stefano, he is his heir,” Perez said.The Ballon d’Or was first awarded in 1956 and was partnered with FIFA from 2010 to 2015, until becoming its own entity once again.last_img read more

10 months agoMan City eyeing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City eyeing West Ham midfielder Declan Riceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are eyeing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.The Sun says City boss Pep Guardiola knows he needs to find a young successor for Fernandinho, who turns 34 before the end of the season.And West Ham’s highly-rated teenager Rice is the player who has caught his eye – despite only signing a new long-term contract with the club last month.Rice has emerged as one of the country’s most promising young players this season after becoming the main man in the Hammers midfield.The way he has dominated Premier League matches despite only being 19 years old has caught the attention of Guardiola and his coaching staff at the Etihad. last_img read more

a month agoWolves boss Nuno hails players’ spirit after Crystal Palace point

first_imgWolves boss Nuno hails players’ spirit after Crystal Palace pointby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno hailed his players’ spirit for their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.Diogo Jota’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser rescued a point for Wolves at Crystal Palace.Leander Dendoncker’s own goal had seemed certain to give Palace victory before Jota’s late strike for the visitors, who had Romain Saiss sent off for two bookings.Wolves boss Nuno said: “This happens in football. The spirit of the team – we have it. First half was really good. When we speak of mistakes, it is from both sides. I am not happy with that. We controlled and dominated the game. When we have it so well we must punish. We speak about what can happen, with the reaction of Palace.”We risk everything. Palace had chances and we made saves. It is not the game we like to see. But we had a lot of heart and character. More with the head, though.”We know what the situation is. We have to play Thursday and Sunday and manage the game. We wish it to happen.”On Romain Saiss’ red card: “First one I am not sure. Second one was close to me and the referee decided. The VAR also. If they see it clear they have to decide. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella: Why I rejected concrete Chelsea offer

first_imgInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella: Why I rejected concrete Chelsea offerby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella admits he was close to joining Chelsea in January.The Italy international was with Cagliari at the time and would eventually sign for Inter over the summer.”Chelsea wanted to recruit me in January, the negotiations were concrete,” the midfielder tells Gazzetta dello Sport. “At Cagliari I said: ‘It is no easy period for the team, I will stay here for the season. “‘Then I will make a decision’.” Barella admits he’s enjoying playing for former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at Inter.He added, “Do you see how Conte’s team is running? It is not just because they are well prepared. It’s the result of what he puts into your head.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more