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NSPCC campaign offers build-you-own online badges

first_imgNSPCC campaign offers build-you-own online badges Howard Lake | 18 May 2007 | News The NSPCC’s Don’t Hide It campaign is making use of the popularity of online widgets and badges by encouraging supporters to design their own badge for the campaign and post it on the blog, or social networking site page.The site offers a range of backgrounds, colours, fonts, and animation effects, so buttons can be created in a couple of minutes or so.Badges can be emailed to friends and added to a gallery on the NSPCC site. All buttons by default include a link to the donthideit.com website. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img UK Fundraising tried out its artistic talents:Within the first three days of the campaign around 400 badges had been created.The site and campaign were relaunched to include this new Web 2.0 facility, following successful activity last year. This year’s online campaign will run for four weeks. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

first_img US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000 Local NewsUS News Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Previous articleProfessor combines creativity, instructionNext articleRussia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,000 — roughly the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and just shy of the size of Atlanta. The figure compiled by Johns Hopkins University surpasses the number of people who died in 2019 of chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, flu and pneumonia combined. “It’s nothing like we have ever been through in the last 102 years, since the 1918 influenza pandemic,” the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The U.S. virus death toll reached 400,000 on Jan. 19 in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis was judged by public health experts to be a singular failure. The nation could pass this next grim milestone on Monday. President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor the dead, the White House said. He’s expected to be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff. The first known deaths from the virus in the U.S. happened in early February 2020, both of them in Santa Clara County, California. It took four months to reach the first 100,000 dead. The toll hit 200,000 deaths in September and 300,000 in December. Then it took just over a month to go from 300,000 to 400,000 and about two months to climb from 400,000 to the brink of 500,000. Joyce Willis of Las Vegas is among the countless Americans who lost family members during the pandemic. Her husband, Anthony Willis, died Dec. 28, followed by her mother-in-law in early January. There were anxious calls from the ICU when her husband was hospitalized. She was unable to see him before he died because she, too, had the virus and could not visit. “They are gone. Your loved one is gone, but you are still alive,” Willis said. “It’s like you still have to get up every morning. You have to take care of your kids and make a living. There is no way around it. You just have to move on.” Then came a nightmare scenario of caring for her father-in-law while dealing with grief, arranging funerals, paying bills, helping her children navigate online school and figuring out how to go back to work as an occupational therapist. Her father-in-law, a Vietnam vet, also contracted the virus. He also suffered from respiratory issues and died on Feb. 8. The family isn’t sure if COVID-19 contributed to his death. “Some days I feel OK and other days I feel like I’m strong and I can do this,” she said. “And then other days it just hits me. My whole world is turned upside-down.” The global death toll was approaching 2.5 million, according to Johns Hopkins. While the count is based on figures supplied by government agencies around the world, the real death toll is believed to be significantly higher, in part because of inadequate testing and cases inaccurately attributed to other causes early on. Despite efforts to administer coronavirus vaccines, a widely cited model by the University of Washington projects the U.S. death toll will surpass 589,000 by June 1. “People will be talking about this decades and decades and decades from now,” Fauci said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” ——— Associated Press Writer Heather Hollingsworth in Kansas City, Missouri, contributed to this report. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

GARDA ROADS WARNING FRIDAY -Council says ice came earlier than expected

first_imgNewsx Adverts GARDA ROADS WARNING FRIDAY -Council says ice came earlier than expected WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – December 9, 2011 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Warning for Friday Night / Saturday morningGardai are advising motorists to exercise extreme caution on Donegal roads.There are numerous reports of black ice right across the the county, most notably in the Inishowen area.Gardai are impressing on drivers the need to slow down and to treat all roads as if they have black ice on them.James Boyle of the council’s road service has echoed that message – he says the council is out gritting the roads but the black ice came earlier than was forecast:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/jim7pmice.mp3[/podcast] Audio relevent until 9pm Friday. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJury finds two Donegal women died of carbon monoxide poisiningNext articleUpdated: Man killed in crash on Moville to Redcastle road News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Mark Durkan says NW Gateway initiative has failed

first_img Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – November 20, 2009 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Mark Durkan says NW Gateway initiative has failed WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleFormer Orangeman to be latest Sinn Fein MLANext articleMcBrearty calls on government to reduce rates admin center_img Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest WhatsApp News The SDLP leader and Foyle MLA Mark Durkan has claimed that North-South co-operation was ‘staying low and going slow.’He was in Dublin today to address the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.Mr Durkan gave the example of the North West Gateway Initiative claiming that it had delivered little to this region. Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Big Sky Conference bans athletes with violent convictions

first_img Written by Tags: Andrea Williams/AP/Big Sky Conference/Serious Misconduct Rule FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has adopted a rule that would ban student-athletes with convictions for violent crimes from participating in sports or receiving athletic scholarships at league schools.League Commissioner Andrea Williams says the Serious Misconduct Rule sets the expectations the conference has for its institutions and their campus culture. It goes into effect for the 2019-20 school year and will apply to athletes signing letters of intent beginning in December 2018.The rule would ban athletic participation for current or prospective student-athletes who have been convicted of, or have pleaded guilty or “no contest” to violations including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation or any assault with a deadly weapon or that causes injury.The rule was developed over the past year with input from the league and campus officials and student-athletes.The Big Sky is an NCAA Division I conference with teams in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. June 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Big Sky Conference bans athletes with violent convictions Associated Presslast_img read more

Badgers Blast Bears For Homecoming

first_img Mike Traina Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Ephraim, Utah – September 29, 2018) The 8th ranked Snow College football team electrified the homecoming crowd with a 62-6 thrashing of the Phoenix Bears, Saturday night.  Sophomore running back Jaylen Warren rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns, while former Manti High standout Derek Wright caught 4 passes for 104 yards and two scores in the blow-out victory.Badger quarterback Braxton Kerr completed 14 of 25 passes for 228 yards and 4 touchdowns in Snow’s first league win.  Defensively, Isaac Fotu finished with 4 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and a sack, while Parker Workman recorded 4 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 tackles for a loss.With the victory, Snow improved their record to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in Western States Football League play.  Snow will host the Mesa Thunderbirds this Saturday at 7pm at Robert Stoddard Field at Badger Stadium in Ephraim.  The game can be heard live on KMTI AM 650 & 95.1 FM beginning at 6:30 pm with the pregame show.center_img October 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Badgers Blast Bears For Homecominglast_img read more

North Sea transition deal ‘critical’ to sector’s coronavirus recovery, says OGUK

first_img Norway’s new carbon plan will affect oil and gas producers (Credit: Geograph.org.uk/Simon Johnston) A North Sea transition deal is “critical” to the sector’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.That is according to a report by trade body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which warned that it could take up to three years to restart many of the projects lost due to the impact of the pandemic and commodity price downturn.OGUK’s Autumn Snapshot found that low sentiment in the outlook of companies continues into 2021, reflecting high levels of uncertainty in the market and reinforcing challenges brought on by Covid-19 are “likely to persist”.Its analysis reinforces that a North Sea transition deal for this sector is “essential” in meeting the need for secure, affordable energy to be produced with fewer emissions and to position the UK as a “leader in developing low-carbon solutions”. Trade body Oil and Gas UK warned that it could take up to three years to restart many of the projects lost due to the impact of the pandemic and commodity price downturn North Sea transition deal critical to help “build back better”OGUK’s market intelligence manager Ross Dornan said that new projects and investments are “crucial” to providing secure energy, sustaining supply chain capabilities, and ensuring the UK is viewed as a “good place for these companies to anchor their resources”.“As our Autumn Snapshot shows, it is estimated that companies could continue to take a conservative approach in 2021, reflecting the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the wider economic downturn,” he added.“Securing a North Sea transition deal for this changing industry is critical in ensuring the sector can use its essential skills to help build back better, providing many of the net-zero carbon emissions solutions required for the future.“At the same time, OGUK’s Recovery Group continues to help shape the sector’s recovery as it takes steps to support the energy transition.“The current fragile position of many areas of the supply chain means that this future contribution cannot be taken for granted. Industry needs this support now if it is going to be able to deliver later.”center_img Production levels have remained “relatively strong” throughout 2020Despite the operational difficulties currently being faced, OGUK’s report said the industry is continuing to safely deliver secure and affordable energy, with production levels having remained “relatively strong” throughout the year.But it added there has been a “slight reduction” of 2.5% so far this year, which is about 3% down on the 2019 full year daily average. This could be expected to recover in Q4 to be closer in line with 2019 levels.Other indicators show UK gas demand fell by 16% in Q2 of this year compared with the same period in 2019, and drilling activity levels are on their way to becoming the lowest since the early 1970s after 54 wells were spudded this year.But only six exploration wells have been spudded so far in 2020 and it is possible that there will be no further exploration drilling this year, according to OGUK.The average day ahead UK National Balancing Point (NBP) gas prices in the first 10 months of 2020 was 21.61 pence per therm (ppth), 38% lower than the average for the same period in 2019.OGUK’s report notes that brent crude averaged just under $41 per barrel of oil (bbl) across the first 10 months of this year, which is $23 per bbl less than the 2019 average and prices at the end of October were at a four-month low of $37 per bbl, with market expectations anticipating the price will “take time to recover”.It estimates that investors could continue to take a “conservative approach” in 2021, reflecting the ongoing challenges.OGUK claims that increasing activity, investment levels, and progress made by the trade body’s recovery group will be “vital in providing new opportunities for the supply chain” as the industry navigates the transition to a low-carbon future.last_img read more

Housing minister reveals dates for Christmas bailiff evictions truce

first_imgHome » News » Housing minister reveals dates for Christmas bailiff evictions truce previous nextRegulation & LawHousing minister reveals dates for Christmas bailiff evictions truceChris Pincher reveals how long it will last in response to a written question from Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Olney.Nigel Lewis23rd September 202001,428 Views Letting agents will not be able to instruct bailiffs to complete evictions between 11th December 2020 and 11th January next year, the government has confirmed.The ‘Christmas truce’ on bailiff evictions in England was announced last week but the dates have only now been confirmed.The announcement was made by housing minister Chris Pincher (pictured) in a characteristically low-key manner, tacked the announcement onto the end of a written answer to a question by Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Olney.She had wanted to know if tenants under threat of eviction but not covered by the six-month notice period extension for evictions to six months would receive support.This minister said its current support package for financially struggling tenants was enough, and then revealed the Christmas truce dates.Bailiff guidance“In addition, guidance will also be issued to bailiffs highlighting that they should not enforce possession orders in places where local public health restrictions have been introduced by government through legislation,” he said, confirming the government’s previously stated plans.At the moment, this covers large areas of the UK where existing local restrictions exist including in parts of Leicester, Bolton, Greater Manchester and the North East, North West, West Midlands and West Yorkshire.More local lockdowns are expected as the government attempts to keep a lid on the rising ‘second wave’ of Covid infections in England.Bailiff local lockdowns christopher pincher evictions September 23, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Illegal opportunities for student voters

first_imgYesterday’s local and European elections were shrouded in controversy across the country as the postal vote system was lambasted from all sides and arrests carried out over alleged abuse. In Oxford, many students took advantage of postal votes to enable them to vote in their home local elections as well as the Oxford ones, especially students from London who wanted to take part in elections for the Mayor of London and the General London Assembly. David Adams, who lives in Richmond, told Cherwell, “I wanted to vote for Ken Livingstone because the Mayor of London will represent me for several years after I’ve left Oxford, and so postal voting saved me trekking back home yesterday.” While Oxford seemed to avoid problems with malpractice and delivery, there were smaller cases of confusion. Some students were unaware that it was illegal to vote in the European Elections twice. The confusion seems to have risen because both local and European elections were held on the same day, and students assumed that the rules were the same for both, despite posters at the polling stations warning of the illegality of voting twice in the latter. A spokeswoman for the Electoral Services Department said that if individuals were found to have voted twice, they would be reported to the police and prosecuted. Hiren Naik complained that “it was all far too confusing. I only realised I was allowed to vote on the ballot paper for the local elections but not the one for the European elections when I got to the voting booth. I’m sure some students must have mistakenly voted twice.” In Lancashire, police are questioning 60 people about 170 proxy vote applications while Greater Manchester Police are probing malpractice claims. Elsewhere, problems with printing and postal systems left voters without sufficient time to return ballots and so emergency polling stations were set up in areas including Bolton. Postal ballots were intended to boost turnout, and early indications suggest that they may have done so by as much as 25% in some parts of the country.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

Fire at the Forest River Plant in Elkhart

first_img Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Pinterest Previous articleNotre Dame to require COVID vaccines for all students in the fallNext articleCongressman Upton urges everyone to get vaccinated Tommie Lee WhatsApp Pinterest By Tommie Lee – April 7, 2021 0 401 Fire at the Forest River Plant in Elkhart Google+ Twitter Google+ (Jon Zimney) Crews battled a fire Wednesday afternoon at a Forest River plant off Old US 20 in Elkhart.The fire was said to be mostly contained to an outside area, though a building did suffer fire and water damage. Large plumes of smoke were visible as crews arrived.Traffic was not impacted on Old 20. No injuries were reported.This is the second fire at an Elkhart County Forest River facility in the last month. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more