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. Howard Lake | 12 November 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Emergency Fundraising Google matched giving 142 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Google is inviting the public to donate to help fight Ebola. For every dollar donated it will donate $2.The company has already donated $10 million to support NGOs including InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, Partners in Health, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The money will be donated to Network for Good, which will distribute the funds to the NGOs.Google CEO Larry Page also announced that he and his wife have made a personal donation of $15 million to the campaign.The Google Fight Ebola campaign target is $7.5 million and the double matched giving will continue until that total is reached. Currently it stands at $4.9 million.Google’s campaign follows shortly after Facebook announced its fundraising campaign to fight Ebola. Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola
NewsCommunityPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearBy Staff Reporter – September 2, 2020 287 Background vector created by freepik – www.freepik.comTHE population of the Mid West region increased by 3,300 in the past year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.488,300 people are now living in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, with the growth last year continuing an ongoing trend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ireland’s population increased by just over one per cent in the year to April and now stands at 4.98 million.A third of the 85,400 people who immigrated to Ireland in that period were returning Irish nationals, the highest number since 2007. Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email WhatsApp Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyMid WestNewspopulationregion Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous articleVicky calls for right to die with dignityNext articleBREAKING: New formats for 2020/21 Champions and Challenge Cup announced Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
Via Zoom.JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Board of Education appointed a new superintendent of schools during a Board of Education Meeting held via Zoom on Monday night.The board unanimously appointed Dr. Kevin Whitaker who will replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Bret Apthorpe.School officals say Whitaker will officially assume his superintendent duties in Jamestown on July 1. “I am very pleased with our selection of Dr. Whitaker as our new superintendent,” said Jamestown Board of Education President Paul Abbott. “Dr. Whitaker’s extensive qualifications and experience will be an asset to our district.”“We had an extremely deep pool of knowledgeable, accomplished candidates ensuring that we have an exceptional superintendent to be at the helm when our district schools re-open their doors. I would like to thank my entire board for the countless hours dedicated to the selection process, and the New York Leadership Group for their experience and talent in bringing so many impressive candidates for our consideration. I would also like to thank community members for their input and patience during the superintendent search and selection process.”Dr. Whitaker joins Jamestown Public Schools after a nearly 30-year career in education.He began teaching in the Albany area before coming to the Rochester area to work at the middle school, high school and PK-12 levels. He has experience as a high school and middle school teacher, a department chair, staff developer and national-level consultant, assistant principal at the early middle, middle and high school levels, principal at the high school level in a high-needs district, and as an assistant superintendent.Dr. Whitaker joins Jamestown Public Schools from the Geneva City School District, a highly diverse district of approximately 2,500 students in the Finger Lakes Region with high levels of poverty.Dr. Whitaker earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology at Union College in Schenectady, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching, also from Union College, a Certificate of Advance Study from SUNY Brockport and a Doctorate from the University of Rochester.He has been married to his wife, Suzanne, for 25 years and is a father to two girls: Emily, who will be a senior at St. John Fisher College and Katie, who will be a high school senior. Dr. Whitaker is in the process of moving to our area, to be followed at a later date by his family.He is eager to immerse himself in the social and community events in Jamestown as well as to build relationships with all of the stakeholders in our city.“I am deeply honored to have been selected as the Jamestown Public Schools superintendent,” said Dr. Whitaker. “As a new member of this community, I am eager to become a part of all of the wonderful and diverse aspects of Jamestown and of JPS.”“Jamestown is a community with a rich athletic and music tradition. I look forward to attending and supporting all of our student activities. For many years, I have been passionate about the unique benefits of small city school districts and especially about serving all students in small city school districts. For me, this is a long-awaited opportunity to engage with the board of education, parents, students, teachers, paraprofessionals, maintenance and custodial personnel, clerical, administrators and community members as well as the diverse and unique populations, interests, supporters and successes of Jamestown. I very much look forward to building lasting relationships and serving the needs of all children.” Share: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)
Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Remains Open as Arctic Blasts Rushes into Pennsylvania January 20, 2019 Latest News, Press Release, PSA, Weather Safety Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) remains open at PEMA as Winter Storm Harper exits the state, leaving behind snow and a rush of arctic cold air and gusty winds.“I want to thank all Pennsylvanians for heeding our request to stay off the roads, which made a big difference in allowing plow crews to do their jobs, keep roads cleared and people safe,” Governor Wolf said. “The tail end of this storm is bringing a blast of freezing air with wind chills expected to be well below zero, so we remain vigilant to ensure the safety of all residents and travelers.”Weather forecasts also indicate an increased chance of flash freezing on wet surfaces and blowing snow hazards in the northern portion of the state where snow was heaviest.The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers cold weather health tips and the National Weather Service offers a host of winter driving safety tips, including during extremely cold weather.The CRCC coordinates the deployment of state agency resources to counties that do not have the capability to respond as needed or have exhausted all available resources at the county level.The CRCC is staffed with personnel from PEMA and multiple state agencies, including the departments of Transportation, Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, Fish and Boat Commission, Game Commission, General Services, Health, Public Utility Commission, Military and Veterans Affairs, Health, PA State Police, Human Services, Revenue, and PA Turnpike, as well as the American Red Cross and Civil Air Patrol. Other state agencies are on notice to report if needed.“We remain prepared and activated at PEMA to ensure all needs are being met and Pennsylvanians are safe and warm,” said PEMA Acting Director Randy Padfield. “I would encourage everyone at home to ensure that they’re ready for the bitter cold and strong winds that will be moving across the state today.”Governor Wolf signed a state of emergency declaration Friday. PennDOT imposed speed restrictions and a ban on all commercial traffic, including buses on most interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but many of those restrictions have been lifted. The ban remains in effect on Interstate 79 north of Interstate 80; Interstate 81 north of Interstate 80; Interstate 84; Interstate 86; Interstate 90; Interstate 380; and Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north of Interstate 80.The bans include all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow-truck operators were permitted to perform their operations for motorists. See the most current map of bans and restrictions here.State officials continue to urge motorists to use caution in the aftermath of the storm, postpone travel if possible, reduce speeds and be aware of the potential for rapidly changing weather and roadway conditions throughout the day and overnight.The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reports that as of 8 a.m. today, utility crews are working to repair about 4,000 outages scattered across the state.Utilities and the PUC are also continuing to monitor for any new problems related to wind and ice as conditions change today.The PUC continues to urge consumers to consider safety first:Report all outages to your utilityStay clear of downed linesDon’t touch fallen trees or other objects that are in contract with power linesTo help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.A vehicle emergency kit should be prepared or restocked with items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket, cell phone charger and a small snow shovel. Motorists should tailor their kits to any specific needs that they or their families have such as baby supplies, extra medication and pet supplies.Pennsylvanians are encouraged to monitor state agency social media accounts for the most up-to-date information on any emergency or weather-related situation affecting the state, in addition to any social media accounts for your local emergency management offices. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Climate friendly design in a must when building in North QueenslandBut two major factors will dictate your success.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“One, you need to get the design right for your lifestyle needs with a builds and designer that will oversee the construction of your home, right through to completion. And secondly, you need to choose the right builder with the credentials and experience to design and build with efficiencies you won’t get otherwise,” Mr Baxtor said. “Designing and building with the same team of professionals means a cohesive and cost efficient process for you and at New Home Solutions our total focus is that ideal outcome for our customer.” Louvres are a great way to keep your house coolThe benefit of designing the right home layout is not only about lifestyle suitability and comfort, but ensuring a profitable resale value.Mr Baxter says plonking rooms in the wrong place will mean you make do with various elements in a standard design “and, accordingly, the house layout will be flawed”.“This will result in a longer time frame to sell your home and most likely achieve a lower sale result,” Mr Baxter said.“So ideal orientation with passive solar design and optimised ventilation management will cost you absolutely nothing but a little of your time with the right people to help you do your research properly will help.” DESIGN for climate is a must in North Queensland, especially when building a new home.From louvres to insulation and energy-efficient features, if keeping your home cool is a must, then choosing the right builder is where your journey should begin.According to New Home Solutions marketing director Glen Baxter, considering Townsville’s climate is a must as part of any new home build.“To control the effect of the summer afternoon sun primarily but also to account for the effects of the sun’s altering path between the seasons, we simply must consider solar management in design,” he said.“Designing and building with a quality builder with a qualified and credentialed design team will save you big dollars and help you get the ideal outcome.”
Airbus has unveiled a special livery for its latest and fourth Airbus A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body) celebrating its largest customer for the type Qatar Airways, which will also be the first to take delivery. The new color scheme was unveiled on Tuesday February 4th in Toulouse.Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and Didier Evrard, Executive Vice President Head of A350 XWB program took part in the ceremony revealing the special customer livery. (L to R in picture left)The Doha based airline is the biggest customer for the A350XWB with 80 aircraft on order. Airbus and Qatar Airways are working closely together to ensure a successful entry-into-service of this all-new aircraft from day one.The aircraft will soon join the A350 XWB flight test fleet for external noise and lightning tests, avionics development & certification and training for first customer pilots & maintenance teams.“I am pleased with what I have seen during my visit. It gives me every confidence that the program is well on track for our first delivery in 2014. At Qatar Airways, we are eager to open a new chapter of efficient and comfortable air travel and the A350 XWB will do this for us. The aircraft will give us that extra edge in economics and comfort to further boost our route expansion.” commented Akbar Al Baker.Early this year MSN 3 completed cold weather tests. The trials were conducted at Iqaluit, Canada where the temperature was as low as – 28C! The tests included APU and engine starts following cold soak, verification of system behavior, low-speed taxiing, rejected takeoffs, and performing a local flight.The same aircraft – MSN 3 – will appear at next week’s Singapore Air Show in the tropical heat. It will conduct the types first ever air show flying display on both, the 11th and 12th of February.
Instagram announced in a blog post today that its 4.1 version will include a feature that lets you upload 15-second videos to the mobile app. Up to now, Instagram and Vine users could only upload videos captured in the moment—nothing that had been shot previously and saved. This could be a big bonus for marketers—and for Facebook, which clearly wants to use Instagram video to soften up users for eventual short commercial video in their News Feeds.See also: Instagram Videos Could Spell A Billion Dollars Worth Of Magic For FacebookWith Instagram’s new feature, users can import any 15 seconds of video from their media library. As with photos, Instagram will also let users square-crop their footage to keep in line with that perfect Instagram uniformity.Image courtesy of Instagram The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Import#Instagram#video Related Posts readwrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces
Download the FREE 360 Video FootageDownload Now!Looking for more Premiere Pro tutorials? Check out the following.New 360 Video effects in After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2018How to Layer Text Behind Objects in Adobe Premiere ProPrecision Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro’s Trim ModeExport Youtube-Ready Subtitles From Premiere ProHow to Blur a Face in Premiere Pro In this tutorial, we will take a look at GoPro’s free virtual reality effects for Adobe Premiere Pro. Including free 360° footage!GoPro recently released their new 360° camera called Fusion, which can film 5.2K resolution 360° videos. Coinciding with the Fusion camera release, GoPro has also released some free VR/360° plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. The best part is that you can use these plugins with any 360° footage, so they are not limited to footage from the Fusion 360° camera. (Here are quick links to directly download the GoPro VR plugins for Windows and for Mac.)Image from GoPro.You can use the GoPro VR plugins for basic 360° effects, as well as creating “Overcapture”-styled videos. You’ve likely seen Overcapture in the marketing videos for the GoPro Fusion camera. What Overcapture essentially means is that you can reframe a traditional shot from your existing 360 footage. This creates a lot of versatility because you can control the field of view, direction, etc. — all in post. You can also create abstract looks like the “Tiny Planet” effect.The GoPro VR plugins consist of three effects: Horizon, Layers, and Reframe. Two of these effects, Horizon and Layers, are both quite similar to two Immersive Video effects recently implemented into Adobe CC 2018.The GoPro VR Horizon effect allows users to reorient their 360° equirectangular footage, which works the same as the Immersive Video VR Rotate Sphere effect. The GoPro VR Layers effect allows users to project layers such as text or logos correctly onto 360° footage. This works in the same manner as the Immersive Video Plane to Sphere effect. However, the GoPro VR Reframe effect is all-new to Premiere Pro. It allows users to “reframe” their 360° footage in a lot of cool ways. It works great for creating quick Point of View (POV) shots or abstract looks all inside of Premiere Pro.Ready? Let’s dive into the tutorial. (Make sure you download the free GoPro Plugins and free 360° footage clips to follow along!)
The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to launch a Statewide stir against the ruling Congress government in Punjab over the recent increase in power tariffs.The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission had last week announced an average tariff hike of 2.14% across categories for 2019-20.Senior AAP leader Aman Arora said the Congress government’s decision to increase electricity tariffs immediately after the Lok Sabha election reflected its “anti-people” attitude.‘Many tariff hikes’Mr. Arora said the Congress government during its nearly two-and-a-half-year tenure had hiked power tariffs as many as five times, whereas the AAP-led Delhi government had, instead of increasing tariffs, reduced it substantially.“AAP would first try to bring the Congress government on board over the recent increase in power tariffs through written submissions and by holding meetings with them. However, if the government fails to review its decision, the party would be left with no choice but to hold State-level protests,” he said.CM’s assuranceMeanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday assured farmers of eight hours of power supply every day for the ensuing paddy season, beginning June 13, while promising 24-hour supply of power to all other categories of consumers.At a meeting to review preparations by power companies — the Punjab State Power Corporation and the Punjab State Transmission Corporation — for supply of power during summer and paddy season, the Chief Minister said his government was committed to giving 100% cost subsidy to agriculture and free power to various categories of consumers.“The power companies briefed the Chief Minister about the arrangements made for meeting the demand of 14,000 MW, even though the demand anticipated by the Punjab State Power Corporation was likely to be 13,500 MW,” said an official statement.
MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight (1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20.5 points (6/13 3PT), 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 stealsLast Week: 2CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the third straight time, CJ Perez topped our list and there wasn’t much of a debate at all.The energetic forward remained the lynchpin in aiding Lyceum preserve its unblemished 15-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ Dennison in UP loss to FEU The senior guard flirted with a triple-double in the Red Lions’ 83-72 win over Arellano on Thursday in what could be a prelude for his strong finishing kick late this season.With San Beda also dealing with a schedule heavy on contenders in its next four games, you can bet that Bolick can rekindle his form late in the elimination round and aid the Red Lions to extend its 12-game winning streak.(5) Allyn Bulanadi – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags17.5 points (4/13 3PT), 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/AAllyn Bulanadi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter another even week for San Sebastian, we have to go with its most consistent performer.And this week, it was Allyn Bulanadi.The forward was part of the sweet-shooting crew that barraged Letran for a 94-64 beatdown on Tuesday, and kept the Golden Stags fighting against Lyceum up until the endgame before falling, 73-78.Bulanadi’s emergence is a fresh sight for San Sebastian, as it spreads the scoring load more to the supporting crew aside from just relying to guys like Michael Calisaan and its troika of guards.(6) MJ Dela Virgen – G, JRU Heavy Bombers 18 points (4/8 3PT), 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/AMJ dela Virgen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpeaking of sweet-shooting, MJ Dela Virgen also had a week to remember.The sophomore caught fire early and continued his torrid shooting in the endgame to go 50 percent from rainbow country in JRU’s 85-52 demolition of Perpetual.Dela Virgen stepping up is another welcome development for coach Vergel Meneses, as the Heavy Bombers strengthened their grip of the third spot.But the PBA legend is hoping that performances like these won’t be a one-off, as he preaches consistency going to JRU’s last four games.(7) Laurenz Victoria – G, Mapua Cardinals19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/ALaurenz Victoria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMapua may be out, but showed it still has some fight left. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Little-known Laurenz Victoria sparked the Cardinals to their first win in three months, as they pulled the rug from under St. Benilde, 79-69, and took the Blazers to the grave with them.Victoria’s late explosion, together with Denniel Aguirre, allowed Mapua to finally taste victory again as it snapped its inglorious 11-game losing streak.With the skid now halted, Victoria and the rest of the Cardinals now have the confidence to seek upsets and gain some silver linings despite having a woeful season. 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We’re just three weeks away from ultimately weeding out the contenders from the pretenders, and for the teams still in the running in the Final Four race, they are hell-bent to grab those seats rather than see their championship aspirations go down the drain.Two teams — Lyceum and San Beda — have already occupied the first two seats, while cellar-dwellers Mapua and St. Benilde are finally out of the running.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat leaves six more teams staking their claim for the last two tickets in the playoffs, and after another action-packed week, these teams once again went to their leaders to bolster their chances of making it to the final dance.Here’s this week’s best players: Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Last Week: N/AMJ Ayaay. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall him Lyceum’s glue guy.Also enough to merit the spotlight this week was Pirates forward MJ Ayaay, who has shown tenacity on both sides of the floor.Though Perez has been the unbowed leader of Lyceum, Ayaay has been steadily churning out consistent numbers while being the one to do the dirty work on the floor for the Pirates.But his mettle will be tested as Lyceum enters unchartered territory as it guns to sweep the eliminations in the final three outings.(4) Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions13 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assistsLast Week: N/ARobert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLook who’s back!Jeramer Cabanag may have had his coming out party and Javee Mocon continued to showcase his worth for San Beda, but it was Robert Bolick, who has been making things work for coach Boyet Fernandez. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Perez showed his brilliance anew on Friday when he recorded a career-best 28 points in the Pirates’ 78-73 win over San Sebastian.But coach Topex Robinson warned Perez that the immaculate record will be put to waste if Lyceum won’t be able to pull off the wins they need to get, especially with the tough grind ahead at the end of the eliminations.(2) Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assistsLast Week: 1Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s pacesetter remains near the top of our rankings as Bong Quinto helped Letran go 1-1 in a tough week.Though the Knights bowed to the Golden Stags on Tuesday, the forward came out to played inspired basketball on Friday, registering a career-best 27 points in Letran’s 84-78 victory against EAC.Quinto and team captain Rey Nambatac unleashed a stellar showing that could no doubt make their late coach Bob Lotuaco proud if he was alive today.(3) MJ Ayaay – F, Lyceum Pirates13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 block With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT