One Cent Call launches regular microdonation platform for mobile giving

first_imgOne Cent Call launches regular microdonation platform for mobile giving One Cent Call has launched a giving platform that lets anyone with a mobile phone give small amounts regularly via the phone bill.  Users can give from 50p to £3 a month, deducated from their phone bill.The service is free for all UK charities, large and small. Charities include WWF and the Small Charities Coalition are already using it. Subscribers can donate to local UK charities or causes worldwide.In addition, in the event of a major disaster, donors will also have the option of diverting their donations for a period of time to contribute directly to charities dealing with that specific challenge. There are no contracts and users can cancel or change their cause preference or donation amount at any time. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 August 2013 | Newscenter_img 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. Who can use it?One Cent Call’s app is available on both iOS and Android, and non-smartphone users can use the service too by registering via OCC’s website.It is available to both UK mobile contract and pay-as-you-go customers on Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2, 3 and Virgin Mobile.No credit card or bank account information is required from donors. The agreed amount is itemised on their monthly bill or deducted automatically from top-up credits for pay-as-you-go customers.Subscribers receive regular updates on the cause or causes they support through One Cent Call. The company sees this transparency as an essential element of “holding charities accountable for how they spend funds”. ChargesOne Cent Call is committed to passing a minimum of 85% of all donations to participating charities. It aims to increase this as it attracts more users to the service: the lower the transaction fees OCC is charged, the greater the amount the company will pass on to charities.OCC is independently audited by global accounting firm BDO, including an independent signatory on the disbursement of funds to charities.The company is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and is already engaging in UK charity sector initiatives, including UK Fundraising’s Fundraising Camp and in sponsorships.One Cent CallOne Cent Call was founded in Australia, and already has plans to expand, once it has launched in the UK, to Europe, North America and Australasia.Liz Lankester, Charity Manager at OCC, explained: “We wanted to develop a way to fundraise that requires little effort and is open to all ages.  The low donation limits mean young people and those on with limited incomes can get involved in doing social good.“Small donations add up to making a big difference and OCC aims to be the international fundraising platform of choice by enabling everyone to give just a little.”Sheena Wynne of community development charity, Temwa UK, said: “We all want to congratulate One Cent for their wonderfully innovative approach to fundraising. It provides a simple, effective and easy to use method for people across the globe to contribute, however great or small, to a cause they believe in. Truly excellent!”The Small Charities Coalition, which supports almost 7,000 charities across the UK, has partnered with OCC. Its Operations Manager John Barrett said: “At a time when small charities are struggling to raise funds, One Cent Call is offering an exciting, new and simple way to attract more donations from a wider donor base. OCC have deliberately minimised the registration and administration time for charities, allowing them to get on with the essential work they’re delivering around the UK and beyond.”last_img read more

MCGOVERN THE HERO AS HARPS CAPTURE ARRANMORE CHALLENGE CUP

first_imgStrand Rovers FC keeper Kevin McGovern was the hero for Finn Harps as they captured the Arranmore Challenge cup on Sunday evening. McGovern was in inspirational form in the final, pulling off three top-drawer saves to deny defending champions Real Lypis.In the subsequent penalty shoot-out McGovern made the vital save to ensure Harps were victorious in the Arranmore Challenge cup competition which continues to go from strength to strength. This year’s competition again seen a huge influx of players from England, Scotland, Northen Ireland and from other parts of Ireland descend on the island for a festival of football.This years tournament again provided wonderful entertainment, with fast free flowing attacking football, and some cracking goals throughout the weekend.Clannad Celtic and Real Lypis played out an absolute cracker of a quarter-final which the Scottish side won on penalties.The Rebels managed by Shane Elliott were the surprise package of the tournament and won in dramatic penalty shoot-out against the highly fancied Stoncutters from Northern Ireland. The Rebels reached the semi-finals of the competition, and they were narrowly defeated by Real Lypis who scored at the death to reach the final.Harps also had McGovern to thank in their quarter-final clash with Gallaghers Tunnelling, when he again was the hero in the penalty shoot-out after the game ended 2-2.Harps defeated Balaly Celtic comprehensively in the semi-final to set up what was a cracking final between two very evenly matched sides.In the end up nothing could separate the sides, and it was down to penalties to decide who would win the competition.Up stepped Harps keeper McGovern to be the hero of the final, and cap a wonderful tournament for the Burtonport man. MCGOVERN THE HERO AS HARPS CAPTURE ARRANMORE CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Events taking place in Donegal for Child and Family Support Week

first_imgSpecial public events are planned across Donegal this week as Tusla – Child and Family Agency hosts National Child and Family Support Week 2019.From May 13th – 19th , events of the week aim to promote and celebrate the support services that Tusla provides to parents, children, young people and communities right across Ireland. In Donegal, some of the events taking place include:Challenging Behaviour Workshop by challenging behavioural specialist, John Curran – Raphoe Family Resource Centre, Monday 13thof May, 6.30PM-9.30PMShaping Ourselves and Our Children – Lifestart Programme – Donegal Family Resource Centre, Main St., Donegal Town, Thursday 16th of May, 9.30AM-1.30PMThe programme aims to support parents/grandparents/guardians/carers of young children to create a home conducive to good child social and emotional development, inclusiveness and a respect for social and cultural diversity.Cuppa and A Chat – Coffee Morning – Parentstop, Riverfront House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Friday 17th of May, 10.30AM-12.30PMFurther information and a full list of local events can be found at http://www.tusla.ie.Speaking about the week, Marie Crawley, Senior PPFS manager for Donegal, Tusla, said, “We are delighted to be taking part in National Child and Family Support week once again, giving us the opportunity to showcase some of the services we offer to families in Donegal and let people know how they can engage with these supports. We encourage people to attend the events in Donegal and learn about the services and support that are available from local agencies and Tusla.”Events taking place in Donegal for Child and Family Support Week was last modified: May 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:National Child and Family Support Week 2019TUSLAlast_img read more

NFL denies Burfict’s appeal — Raiders linebacker will miss the season

first_imgThe hearing, according to ESPN’s … ALAMEDA — The NFL upheld a season-long suspension of middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict Wednesday despite efforts by the Raiders to have it reduced at an appeals hearing.Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA, has upheld the suspension of Vontaze Burfict. Burfict is suspended for the remainder of the season. The original announcement: pic.twitter.com/Hs7zeNWETs— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) October 9, 2019last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast December 12, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We look to be able to get through the entire day today with only clouds to deal with in a large majority of the state, not precipitation. However, the exception to that statement lies in NE Ohio.  A disturbance continues to move east over the Great Lakes, but seems to keep most of the precipitation north of the MI line today and north of Lake Erie. Clouds build south into Ohio, but we should stay mostly dry. in NE Ohio, we do see a development of lake effect snow later today into this evening, and that snow could bring accumulations of 2-5″ especially close to the PA line, and near Erie, PA. WE need to stress that this is the only area that we have a concern about snow. There is better potential for sunshine the farther south you go today. Temps push to near normal levels. We also stay dry tomorrow, but clouds remain over a large part of the state. South winds take temps up a little further, and we may see parts of the state slightly above normal on Friday. We may not even see moisture right off the top Friday. But rather scattered showers work in Friday afternoon and evening, and then settle south, bringing on and off moisture to the southern half of the state from Saturday into early Sunday.  Combined, we are looking at .25”-1” from I-70 southward, but the coverage and totals do not look nearly as strong on this recent batch of data we are looking at. However, we are going to leave the forecast alone this morning, and will look at changing it to a drier forecast if this data continue to point that way tomorrow  morning. Right now we will put coverage at 50% of the state  for the duration of the event. The map at right shows the potential new moisture totals for the weekend event.  We will make a call on this tomorrow. On the backside of the system, we get some sunshine to build back on Saturday, and we see sunny, dry weather in control from Sunday through next Wednesday. Several high pressure circulations will drift over the region during that dry stretch. Late next week we get some clouds to build back in, and we have to keep an eye out for some scattered light precipitation late Thursday through Friday. Moisture totals do not look that impressive, mostly at a few hundredths to a tenth or two, liquid equivalent. For the rest of the extended period, we are going a little drier this morning. Cold air starts to move in around the 22nd, meaning we would have an air mass that would support snow. However, we do not really see good moisture ahead of the Christmas holiday, so the prospects for a white Christmas are low at this time.  The chances for snow into the 23rd are still there, but the system looks less impressive, and track is highly variable.last_img read more

Seattle’s Sue Bird shines in 10th WNBA All-Star Game

first_imgFroome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown “I thought it was a great game, a great pace. You don’t want anybody to get hurt, but you also want to play with a certain intensity to show off your athleticism and I thought we were able to do that,” Moore said.Moore scored 23 points and Ogwumike added 22 points as the West outlasted the East 130-121 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday. Most of the focus, however, was on Bird, Seattle’s 10-time All-Star playing in front of her home crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsShe received the loudest ovations as she was introduced, drowning out those that went to former WNBA Most Valuable Player Diana Taurasi, Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart and others.“I know when she always talks about Seattle, she always gloats and she always gets a smile on her face. So it was nice to see that love back to her and you can tell it’s a mutual love,” Taurasi said. The 36-year-old Bird seemed more interested in involving others than trying to take control of the game. She regularly bypassed her own shots to provide layup chances for Moore, Ogwumike and Candace Parker, and finished with a game-record 11 assists and eight points.The veteran West squad, with 55 total All-Star Game selections on its roster, pulled away after a close first half. Moore made 9 of 17 shots, including five 3-pointers, while Ogwumike made 11 of 15 attempts off the bench.Moore was named the game’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive All-Star Game.The competiveness started to emerge late as the East tried to rally from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit, but Bird’s wide open 3-pointer with 4:05 left to push the West’s lead back to 11. She threw her hands in the air after the make, following an underwhelming performance in the 3-point contest.“I’ve got no complaints,” Bird said. “Except the 3-point contest. I can complain about that. I was terrible.”YOUTH MOVEMENTADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The youthful East was led by Jonquel Jones with a game-high 24 points, including a dunk in the final minute. There were eight first-time selections on the East roster, but Jones clearly came away as the most impressive individual performer.“She’s an amazing young talent for this league,” East coach Curt Miller said. “She’s only going to get better.”Layshia Clarendon, Candice Dupree and 3-point contest winner Allie Quigley all had 14 points off the bench for the East.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, right, holds up a jersey for Eniyah Washington, 6, after Bird signed the youngster to a WNBA All-Star basketball “contract” for the Western Conference team, through the Austen Everett Foundation, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Seattle. Eniyah, also known as Niyah, is herself a basketball player who was diagnosed last year with Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia and is being treated with an intensive chemotherapy process. Bird will represent the Western Conference in Saturday’s WNBA All-Star game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — Maya Moore provided the example, reigning league WNBA Most Valuable Player Nneka Ogwumike gladly followed along, and Sue Bird received the attention and recognition she deserved.Those veterans on the West roster knew exactly how to turn the WNBA All-Star Game into a showcase.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

7 days agoLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum: We could go through unbeaten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum: We could go through unbeatenby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum claims says they could stay unbeaten for the whole Premier League campaign.Wijnaldum admits it is possible Liverpool could remain unbeaten, but claims they are not thinking about matching Arsenal’s Invincibles.”It is possible,” said the Dutch midfielder.“Nobody knows how it’s going to be. We have had some luck up to now, but we have also put a lot of hard work in.“We don’t think about the fact that Arsenal did not lose in that season. We just try to give everything in every game.” last_img

NBA AllStar Paul George Teams Up With American Stroke Association

first_imgNBA All-Star Paul George was only 6-years-old when his mother Paulette suffered a stroke that left her practically bedridden for two years.Paul George with his mother, PauletteToday, Paulette remains partially paralyzed on the left side of her body.“I remember every moment of it,” said the Indiana Pacers swingman. “I was always there at hospital visits, right by her bed. When she got a hospital bed in our home, I would lay in my bed next to her. I want to make sure that everyone knows the warning signs for a stroke so they can quickly take action and give their loved ones the best chance for recovery.”The pair has teamed up with the American Stroke Association and the Ad Council on a series of multimedia PSAs that teach the acronym F.A.S.T. for stroke: If you see (F)ace drooping, (A)rm weakness or (S)peech difficulty, it’s (T)ime to call 9-1-1.Created pro bono by The Baiocco and Maldari Connection, the new PSAs blend images of a 6-year-old George with the present-day athlete.“The spot sets up a Paul George basketball story, then you’re blindsided with the stroke of his mother,” said Rob Baiocco, CCO of the New York-based agency. “A stroke often comes out of nowhere and that’s why knowing the warning signs is so important.”An American suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, but only 8 percent of the population knows what F.A.S.T. means, according to a recent Ad Council study.“Treatment options are limited when people don’t recognize a stroke and get to the appropriate hospital in time,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., American Stroke Association Advisory Committee chair. “Paul and Paulette’s involvement in our campaign will help people to recognize the signs of a stroke so they can be quickly assessed and have a greater chance at recovery.”The Ad Council’s new TV, radio, digital, and print PSAs will be distributed nationwide and run in space and time entirely donated by the media.“Learning the F.A.S.T. acronym is easy to do and may save a life,” said Lisa Sherman, Ad Council president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to work with American Stroke Association and Paul George to teach people the signs of a stroke so more families like Paul’s can have memories together.”last_img read more

Rang Matir Panchali to portray Kumartuli in a new avatar

first_imgKolkata: Kumartuli — the artisan hub of Kolkata — is all set to be transformed into a new avatar with a unique celebration of the artistry of the idol makers for the first time in the history of the city. A two- day carnival titled “Rang Matir Panchali”, will take place on Sunday and Monday to mark the occasion of World Art Day and Poila Baisakh on April 15.Three major lanes will be flanked by installations. Some of them will be in open air while others will be displayed inside several studios. An uneven patch of multiple colours will run from the gate along the ground, thus guiding the visitors along the exhibition trail. Exhibits will include idol-making, installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs, wall graffiti, street art etc. Modern art is blending with the traditional besides keeping Kumartuli’s rustic charm intact. About 30 artistes of Kumartuli are involved in this initiative including women idol makers China Pal and Mala Pal. Well-known theme makers Sushanta Pal and Partha Dasgupta are acting as mentors in the carnival. Three inmates from Pavlov Mental Hospital who have a fetish in art have also been roped in and they are working alongside Nabakumar Pal and Jiten Pal who are associated with the traditional idol making of Bagbazar Sarbojonin for years. “It has been less than a month when we reached with the concept to the idol makers of Kumartuli. They welcomed the suggestion and formed an umbrella body named Kumartuli Art Forum, uniting the three unions for organising the event,” said Sabyasachi Chatterjee who runs a creative agency and is managing the event. A leading paint company that awards “Sharad Samman” to the best Durga Pujas across the city has extended a helping hand in the event. Pictures have been taken of various corners of the hub and of various activities of the idol makers. Their idle afternoons have also been captured through photographs. The two-day carnival will be inaugurated at Banamali Sarkar Street at 3 pm on Sunday.last_img read more

Kazakhstan to host Syria talks involving Iran Russia Turkey

first_imgNur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Kazakhstan said Tuesday it will host fresh talks on Syria on April 25-26, backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey as they eye an end to the eight-year conflict. Delegations from the Syrian regime and armed opposition groups are expected to participate along with representatives of the three guarantor states, Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The United Nations and Jordan would attend as observers, it added. The situation on the ground in Idlib will be on the agenda of the talks, as well as “confidence-building measures” and the distribution of humanitarian aid. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe talks will be the first in Astana for the UN’s new Syria envoy Geir Pedersen, who took over from Staffan de Mistura in January. De Mistura seemed frustrated at the most recent Astana talks in November, ruing a “missed opportunity” to move closer towards a political settlement. Pedersen said that talks in Damascus Sunday with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem focused on a political settlement had been “substantial.” Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has taken a lead role in diplomatic efforts through the so-called “Astana process” with Iran and Turkey that has largely sidelined UN diplomacy. The talks there began in January 2017. Last month the Kazakh capital changed its name from Astana to Nur-Sultan, although the former name is still being used for the talks.last_img read more