first_img  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Digital mobile sms 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 April 2010 | News Sport Relief last month raised £3.4 million of its £31.6 million total from text donations. The charity accepted mobile donations of £1, £5 and, for the first time, £10. Mobile network operators waived their usual fees to ensure the full value of each donation reached Sport Relief. The donations were handled by Mobile Interactive Technology’s (MIT) MIDAS platform.The first of the text donation services opened on 29 January 2010 and the £1, £5 and £10 services have been utilised for various fundraising activities for Sport Relief.For example, ‘The BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride’ raised £700,000 in £1 and £5 mobile donations. The event saw celebrities including David Walliams, Miranda Hart and Davina McCall cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just under 82 hours. ‘The Thomson Sport Relief Water Ski Challenge’, which saw Christine Bleakley water-ski across the English Channel, raised over £900,000 in £5 text donations. Eddie Izzard raised over £1.1 million in £5 text donations in response to running 43 marathons in 51 days around the UK.The £10 donation option was used on the night of TV only, when the public were invited to text YES to 70010. All SMS donation services closed at midnight on 31 March.Caroline Lien, Operations Director, Sport Relief, said: “Mobile has proven to be an extremely popular channel for us as it appeals to a wide audience demographic, and enables an instant donation at various price points. I’d also like to thank MIT’s Client Services and Operations team for their help and dedication throughout the campaign.”Comic Relief will be able to claim at least 25% extra from the Government on top of all of the donations made by text up to 31 July 2010 for all those who texted to donate and signed up to Gift Aid Sport Relief raises £3.4m through text donationslast_img read more

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily June 1, 2020 1,070 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Government’s Impact on Mortgage Servicers Next: COVID-19 Widening the Housing Gap Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save ‘Far Too Early’ to Know Impact of GSE Framework About Author: Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: capital framework Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Bloomberg reports that the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could mean higher costs for many borrowers, possibly burdening less-wealthy borrowers and those with lower incomes. Bob Ryan, a former senior FHFA adviser until mid-2019, told Bloomberg that mortgage rates would have to rise between 0.15 and 0.2 percentage points on average to meet the proposed capital requirements set forth by FHFA Director Dr. Mark A. Calabria. The report adds that higher interest rates could weigh most heavily on borrowers with lower credit scores and smaller down payments, according to Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zani. “In a stressed economic environment, those borrowers might see rates as much as half a percentage point higher than they otherwise would,” Zandi said in the Bloomberg piece. “That would mean, for example, that someone with a $200,000, 30-year mortgage would pay an additional $58 a month if their interest rate was 4.5% rather than 4%.”“It’s confusing to me,” Zandi said of the proposed rule. “I’m not really sure who benefits from this. I’m not even sure it helps their goal of privatizing” Fannie and Freddie.FHFA spokesperson Raphael Williams told DS News that it is “far too early” to speculate on re-proposed capital rule’s impact on the GSEs. “The FHFA continues to work with its financial advisor on the roadmap to exit conservatorship. Making the re-proposal public enables engagement with capital markets participants and providers of capital to really assess the re-proposed rule and its impact on a number of key items, such as guarantee fees, in addition to gathering public comment on the rule during the comment period,” Williams said. Williams added that input from the market and the public, and the returns necessary to attract that capital, is necessary to better understand how the rule impacts guarantee fees. “As it stands today, we do not have industry and market input yet, so anyone saying what GSEs will look like are making grand assumptions,” he said. “Post-financial crisis experience suggests that the enhanced regulatory capital requirements in the U.S. banking system and the U.S. private mortgage insurance industry have not resulted in a significant increase in borrowing cost or reduced access to credit, and they have provided for more resilient markets.”Williams added that the re-proposed rule will not be finalized until later in the year, with the comment period running through mid-august, depending on when the rule is published. “The proposed rule is very different than the 2018 proposal, and therefore care should be taken with impact analysis based on simplistic comparisons,” he said.   Print This Post Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago capital framework Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac 2020-06-01 Mike Albanese Home / Daily Dose / ‘Far Too Early’ to Know Impact of GSE Framework Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. last_img read more

first_img Published on January 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH — Syracuse (15-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) added to its winning streak by beating Pittsburgh (8-14, 0-9), 60-55, on Saturday evening in the Petersen Events Center.Here are three reactions from the game.Too good to be trueSyracuse’s last game against Boston College produced an uncharacteristically pristine offensive performance. The Orange scored 81 points on a season-high 60.4 percent from the field.That game seemed to be an outlier rather than a start to a new trend, though. Syracuse was anemic on offense Saturday, making just six shots in the first half, three of which came from Tyus Battle.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe same issues that have plagued the offense all year resurfaced in a major way. Ball movement was limited no matter what lineup was in. When the three guards were in, Pittsburgh would effectively double each ball-handler, leaving the high post open. Oshae Brissett struggled to find openings, while Marek Dolezaj seemed very timid every time he put up a shot from there.SU ended shooting just 35.2 percent.Searching for answersSince the start of ACC play, Syracuse has had a pretty consistent rotation. Tyus Battle, Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett would start and play nearly the entire game every time. Center Paschal Chukwu started regularly eclipsing the 30-minute plateau in conference play, while forwards Matthew Moyer and Marek Dolezaj split time rather evenly.But Moyer sat out Saturday’s contest with a sprained left ankle injury. Dolezaj slid into his starting spot.With the Orange struggling badly, though, Boeheim was continually forced to swap players in a desperate attempt to find a group that worked. Every available scholarship player saw at least eight minutes of time on the court in the first half, with everyone but Chukwu seeing at least double digits.Things changed in the second half, though, as Howard Washington didn’t see the floor until the last 30 seconds and Sidibe took over nearly the entire frame for Chukwu.Comeback kidSince the start of ACC play, Bourama Sidibe has averaged seven minutes per game and hasn’t played in two of them. His nagging knee injury caused by tendinitis was limiting the freshman who split time with Chukwu to start the season. Sidibe has already received two platelet-rich plasma injections.With Chukwu struggling mightily in the first half — on one play he was outrebounded by 6-foot-5 Pitt wing Jared Wilson-Frame — Sidibe got an early and extended look against the Panthers. He responded in the first half by grabbing eight rebounds. But like the rest of the team, he didn’t do much on offense, scoring just four points.That changed in the second half. Sidibe consistently found openings on the baseline. He finished with a game- and career-high 18 points and 16 rebounds. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgTags:#E-Learning#web Related Posts audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The computational knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha is launching the first three of a series of new “course assistant” apps today. These apps, available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, are designed to take advantage of the Wolfram|Alpha technology in the service of supporting some of the most popular courses in high school and college. The idea is to be able to quickly access the pertinent capabilities of Wolfram|Alpha relevant for specific subject areas. Currently, these subject areas are Algebra, Calculus, and Music Theory. But the company says it plans to add apps for other subjects – “for every major course, from elementary school to graduate school,” – including those fields outside math and science.The Wolfram Course Assistant apps guide users through coursework in order to help them solve problems – not just provide answers. As with any query you enter via Wolfram|Alpha, a lot of additional information is generated in order to help you understand the answer – and the context of the answer. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Each app is organized according to some of the major curriculum units of a particular subject area. And within each of these units, are sub-sections that cover some of the types of problems learners are likely to face. But rather than a study guide that only provides a stock set of questions and answers, these new apps actually solve problems, computing the solution to whatever is asked, by using the Wolfram|Alpha technology.The apps are built using the Wolfram|Alpha computational engine, its API and the Mathematica-based development pipeline. The Algebra and Music Theory apps cost $1.99. The Calculus app is $2.99last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — After a sensational start, the New York Mets made four errors April 26 and reverted back to the shoddy brand of baseball that’s led to six straight losing seasons.That it came in prime time on national television under the bright lights of Yankee Stadium only made it more embarrassing.Alex Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball’s career list, and the New York Yankees took advantage of several blunders by the suddenly sloppy Mets in a 6-4 victory.“Today wasn’t pretty. It was, obviously, the worst game by far that we’ve played,” outfielder Michael Cuddyer said. “When you make as many mistakes as we did today, you’re not going to beat good teams.”Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff homer for the Mets, and slumping Daniel Murphy had a pair of RBI doubles off starter Nathan Eovaldi.But an error by Murphy at second base set up the Yankees’ sixth run, and Rodriguez was handed an RBI on the next play when shortstop Wilmer Flores fired high into the photographer’s well behind first base, squandering what should have been a simple double play.In the next inning, Eric Campbell forgot how many outs there were and was easily doubled off first base on a routine fly to right.“Bonehead play,” he said. “It’s not on any coach. You’ve always got to know the number of outs. I just made a mistake.”Campbell also committed an error at third base, and Cuddyer made one in left field that cost the Mets a run. It was an uncharacteristic performance this season by a surprising team that owns the best record in the majors at 14-5.“In a game like this, you can’t make those mistakes,” Manager Terry Collins said. “Just a bad night for us.”After falling behind early, the Yankees scored four times in the second and took two of three in the first Subway Series of the season. The crosstown rivals meet again at Citi Field in September.“We’re going to bounce back from this,” Mets starter Jonathon Niese said. “You can’t look into it too deeply.”Rodriguez connected in the first inning. He drove a 2-2 curve from Niese (2-1) to right-center, with the ball bouncing off the top of the fence and over for an opposite-field solo shot.It was the fifth homer of the season for A-Rod, who sat out last year while serving a drug suspension.“Willie was my father’s favorite player. I remember hearing about Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle all the time. He’s one of my heroes,” Rodriguez said.A-Rod’s first chance to match Mays came in the second inning, when the three-time MVP doubled. He also grounded into a forceout and lined out to left field.“The buzz was incredible,” Rodriguez said. “I just felt a lot of energy in the building, and it was fun.”The Yankees have won eight of 10 after a 3-6 start.Five relievers combined to throw 4 2-3 hitless innings for the Yankees. Chasen Shreve (1-0) earned his first major league win by getting Cuddyer to ground into an inning-ending double play with two on in the fifth.Dellin Betances struck out three in the eighth, and Andrew Miller closed for his seventh save.Niese allowed six runs — four earned — and eight hits in five innings. He had yielded no more than two earned runs in seven consecutive starts dating to last season.“He didn’t locate anything in that second inning, and they made him pay,” Collins said.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgTagsAustralia/Asia NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ABC deal for A-League and W-League club competitionsby Ian Ferris21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAustralian public-service broadcaster ABC has struck a two-year deal with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to provide free-to-air coverage of the A-League and W-League club competitions, as well as matches involving the men’s and women’s national teams, reports SportBusiness.It will mark the first time that ABC has broadcast the A-League, the top tier of the men’s club game in Australia. The deal also marks a return of ABC’s W-League coverage, with the broadcaster having served as the inaugural partner of the women’s competition from 2008 to 2017.Under the agreement announced by FFA and its pay-television rights holder Fox Sports, ABC will broadcast 29 live regular-season matches at 5pm on Saturdays during the 2019-20 campaign, with coverage to be shown on television and via the iview on-demand service.For the A-League 2020 Finals Series, ABC will provide delayed broadcasts of one elimination final, one semi-final and the grand final. It will also show 14 rounds of the 2019-20 W-League season and the entire W-League Finals Series live.Additionally, ABC will broadcast every men’s national team match which Fox Sports has rights to. The broadcaster will also show the women’s national team’s upcoming matches against Chile on November 9 and November 12, as well as next year’s Asian qualifiers for the women’s Olympic tournament.Fox Sports will continue to provide live coverage of all A-League, W-League and national team matches via Foxtel and Kayo Sports. last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: Katy Perry attends the Los Angeles opening night performance of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Ahmanson Theatre on October 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)Last year, pop superstar Katy Perry joined ESPN’s College GameDay and, among other things, joked that LSU fans smell like corndogs. Saturday, she doubled down on trolling the Tigers and their fans.Perry apparently found the time to record an intro for Ole Miss today as they took on LSU in Oxford. Perry got the “Hotty Toddy” chant started and then chowed down on a corndog. Here’s video – it’s amazing.Katy Perry pumping up Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. #OleMiss vs #LSU— Scott Satchfield (@Satchfield) November 21, [email protected] is the greatest!! @OleMissFB— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) November 21, 2015Katy Perry and Ole Miss – apparently a match made in heaven.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John branch of 100 Women Who Care will be hearing pitches from local charities on Tuesday, one of which will get a donation of $10,000.The premise of the organization is simple: the 100+ women in attendance at meetings each donate $100, which is pooled and donated to a local charitable organization.Karin Carlson helped start the 100 Women Who Care chapter in the Energetic City in 2017. At the first meeting nearly one year ago, a group of 115 women donated $11,500 to the North Peace Ride for the Disabled.In the Spring, the 101 ladies in attendance donated $10,100 to the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society.This time around, New Day in the Peace Ministries, the Fort St. John Literacy Society, and the Northern Dance Theatre Society were drawn randomly as the three charities that will be competing.The 100 Women will be hosting their third meeting at the Lido on September 11th, at 6:00 p.m. with presentations beginning at 7:00.last_img read more

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – RCMP responded to a Motor Vehicle Crash East of Chetwynd on Hwy 97 S. On Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 5:05 AM.According to the RCMP, when the police arrived, the driver of the vehicle had left the scene. After a thorough investigation police discover that the vehicle involved had been reported stolen out of Mackenzie BC.With help from members of the community, Chetwynd RCMP was able to track down the driver of the vehicle. The driver, who is well known to police, is a prolific offender from Prince George, the Peace Laird Area and into Alberta. The suspect remains in police custody, pending a future court date and could face charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Break and Enter Tools, and leaving the scene of an accident.The investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information on this matter to call the Chetwynd RCMP at 250 778 9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477last_img read more