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Tennessee Lottery targets retail growth through IGT renewal


first_img13th December 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: US Tennessee AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresscenter_img Tennessee Lottery targets retail growth through IGT renewal The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation has extended its partnership with International Game Technology (IGT) as it seeks to attract more players to its retail network across the US state. The seven-year extension to June 30, 2025 will see IGT to provide the Lottery with its GameTouch 20 terminals and additional Keno-To-Go products. GameTouch 20 is IGT’s latest self-service lottery vending machine and units will now be placed in Tennessee Lottery retail locations statewide. Additional self-service lottery machines and Keno monitors and video controller units will also be installed at lottery retail sites. In addition to the new technologies, IGT already provides the Tennessee Lottery with lottery central systems, data centre operations, network and field services, retail sales and support, call centre and marketing services.“By installing the GameTouch 20 terminals into some of our biggest retailers in the state, IGT is helping us expand our sales footprint and attract new players with its latest innovations,” Tennessee Lottery president and chief executive Rebecca Hargrove said. IGT has been working in partnership with the Lottery since 2004, helping the organisation return more than $4.7bn (£3.7bn/€4.1bn) to educational programs in the state over that time.The supplier is looking to further consolidate its presence in the US lottery market through a new initiative with William Hill, which will see it offer lotteries a full service solution for sports betting, should their respective states move to legalise such activities.This arrangement followed the two companies securing the sports betting contract for the Rhode Island Lottery in August.Image: Jamie Lottery Extended deal covers installation of GameTouch 20 terminals and Keno-To-Go productslast_img read more


ITIA reports decrease in unusual betting reports


first_imgThe ATP Challenger 80 had five alerts. Four of these reports came from ATP World Tour 250 events, played by the highest-level players on the tour, while the remaining events were from Challenger and Futures events. Regions: Europe The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has reported a decrease in suspicious betting reports in its latest quarterly report, with 23 matches flagged in the first three months of 2020. 9th April 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Tags: ITIA Sports integrity The ITIA’s report stated: “Unusual betting patterns can occur for many reasons other than match fixing – for example incorrect odds-setting; well-informed betting; player fitness, fatigue or form; playing conditions and personal circumstances. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Russia’s Sofia Dmitrieva and Alija Merdeeva received lifetime bans, while Venezuela’s Roberto Maytín and Slovakia’s Barbora Palcatova also received hefty penalties. center_img “Where analysis of a match alert does suggest corrupt activity, the ITIA conducts a full, confidential investigation.” 10 alerts came from the ITF M15 Mens – World Tennis Tour, as well as two apiece from ITF M15 Women’s tour and the ATP Challenger 50. The agency has handed out several sanctions for match fixing in 2021. Topics: Sports integrity The ITIA received 23 match alerts (indicators that inappropriate conduct may have occurred) between January – March 2021, compared to 38 from the same period last year. ITIA reports decrease in unusual betting reports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more


Scotland: Five things we learnt v France


first_imgBy Rory Baldwin LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There are perhaps a couple of selection questions still to answer though. Where previously the question was “Who will partner Alex Dunbar in the centre?” the question is now: “Who will partner Duncan Taylor,” with the Saracens man once again in superb form. The answer for next weekend is likely to remain Dunbar, but come the summer tour to Japan both Mark Bennett and Matt Scott will return to the equation and Cotter will be looking to build as many comfortable combinations as possible out of a deep pool of talent.With Finn Russell to be monitored this week under the return-to-play protocols, the other question mark is at ten. Pushed into service from the bench after only five minutes, Peter Horne attacked the line with verve and is one of the finer passers of the ball that Scotland possess. Against Ireland he may get a start, to show that he has banished all demons from his Six Nations debut last season.Spring in his step: Stuart Hogg is having an incredible tournamentWhat else can you say about Stuart Hogg?It wouldn’t be a complete reflection of the match without mentioning the superb Man of the Match Stuart Hogg, who scored one try, and set up another with his overhead, backwards flick to Visser. In possibly his finest Scotland performance, he also took a long range penalty and ably took on touch-kicking duties when Russell went off very early on. The extra territory his mammoth boot gains his pack actually suggests he should retain these duties and take the pressure off his playmaker, whoever that may be.For many fans outside of Scotland, Hogg has for the last few years been one of the few Scotland players they would pick in their own side, or a fantasy Lions team. There were still question marks over his temperament, but frustration has been at a premium in Scottish ranks for the last few years and now that things are on the up, Hogg is maturing along with a Scotland team starting to play some very nice rugby. He is also no longer the only attacking threat, as both Horne and Taylor illustrated.Team player: Barclay and Dickinson help make the team tickA team performanceHogg and poster boy Richie Gray aside, Scotland will never be a team of galacticos. They can quite easily fail through mistakes by one or two players, but when they succeed it is always as a team. Against France the team were tackling for each other – heck, they even managed to defend a trundling French maul at one point. Singling out newer players like Duncan Taylor or John Hardie tends to ignore the Al Dickinsons and John Barclays of this world, old heads who have been toiling away in losing teams for years – both were first capped after Scotland last beat France in 2006. Or Tommy Seymour, who didn’t score this time but under the radar snaffled the penalty that Taylor turned into a tap-and-go solo try.They finally play like men enjoying their rugbyThe next step then could be the toughest, against a wounded Ireland team who put together plenty of all-court rugby of their own against Italy and whose previous iteration handed out a thumping to plenty of these Scotland players on the last ‘Super Saturday’ in 2015. Hug it out: Scotland celebrate a try during their 29-18 win against France center_img We’re learning how to learnIt is often quite hard to assemble a list of five things that any given Scotland team will have learned, when all evidence is often that they’ve learned very little from past mistakes, fixing one thing only for another flaw to appear. So the most satisfying thing about the manner of the 29-18 victory over France on Sunday was that it was actually well-deserved, based on a foundation of high accuracy, high intensity rugby.The scrum platform was maintained, lineout performance was improved and there was good discipline and good ball retention. There are always things to work on – Scotland again fell off the pace for spells in each half – but if you are looking for the baseline for where Scotland need to go from here, the last two games have been it.Rampaging: Richie Gray on the runWill the jitters ever go away?Even after Tim Visser’s wonder-try, and Greig Laidlaw kicking a penalty to take Scotland well out of reach on the scoreboard, there was still a lingering suspicion that somehow they might implode and France might still sneak it, even a French team stumbling as badly as this one. We remember Wales in 2010.That is the biggest mental block that Scotland fans will have to overcome – we believe in the team, but do we believe that they believe in themselves? The hope is that now the players are showing signs of putting such dread in the past, the fans can too. There was certainly a welcome resurgence of the Murrayfield roar and the odd bit of singing too.That Scotland kept their heads and defended strongly to see out the win will probably be most pleasing for Vern Cotter. Twice Scotland have been superior on the pitch, and twice now they have taken the win. The bench was a lot more capably managed too, fed on as required and allowed to play their way into the game so that even when WP Nel went off, Moray Low still nabbed a scrum penalty of his own.There aren’t too many changes in approach required for next week, it just has to be more of the same, but better, and all the way through.Reasons to be cheerful: Head coach Vern CotterThe team is getting a lot easier to pickThe players are making Cotter’s job a lot easier and the spine of this Scotland side pretty much picks itself to face Ireland in Dublin next weekend. Where previously there were ifs or maybes in certain positions, the likes of Richie Gray and Greig Laidlaw have settled all question marks next to their numbers with performances full of heart and effort. Gray in particular was at his rampaging best against the players he faces week in, week out for Castres and also seems to have added a little of his brothers quiet efficiency in defence. It will be Cotter’s chance to see how this brand of Scotland team handle punching above their weight.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more


Rugby’s talking points from May


first_img TAGS: Exeter ChiefsNorthampton SaintsScarlets  Northampton Saints can’t feel hard done by over PicamolesThe poaching of Louis Picamoles to Montpellier has resulted in some rather aggressive teeth-grinding in English rugby. But it is worth remembering that Scarlets’ supporters sloshed that same dental debris around their mouths when George North was taken to Franklin’s Gardens.Power play: Louis Picamoles’ transfer reflects a changing marketNorthampton Saints have received a sizeable transfer fee for Picamoles, which compensates for the two remaining contracted years, and many will argue that a structured transfer market is a logical progression for rugby – which still remains a very new professional sport. Whether rugby follows football in that regard remains to be seen, but one thing remains certain – you can’t complain when teams with bigger budgets rough you up, when you have done it to others.Scarlets resurrect Welsh regional rugbyDespite starting the season having retained the bulk of their international talent and attracted the likes of Johnny McNicholl, nobody expected the Scarlets to win the Pro 12. Indeed, the season started with most of Wayne Pivac’s social media mentions being suffixed with “out”. Ironically, the word ‘out’ became the very definition of the Scarlets’ play and resulted in some of the best rugby played by any team in the world this season. The Scarlets’ desire to move the ball outside the narrow channels is what differentiated their play from that of the competition. The majority of the Scarlets’ squad have been comfortable passing the ball, at pace, from anywhere on the pitch.Standout: James Davies was one of many outstanding performers on the dayBe it the increasingly impressive distribution of Rob Evans at loose head, the hugely impressive skillset of Tadhg Beirne or the all-court game of James Davies, the Scarlets forwards have been equally skilled as the backs – which is praise indeed given the performances of Scott Williams, Jon Davies and Johnny McNicholl. All of which came into fruition in a very rare six try demolition of Munster, in Dublin. To beat Munster is rare. To beat Munster in Ireland is rarer. To beat Munster, in a Guinness Pro 12 final, in Ireland is blue. To beat Munster, in a Guinness Pro 12 final, in Dublin, having scored six tries really is steak tartare. Doff of the cap, Scarlets.Exeter. All that is good about club rugby rewardedProfessional club rugby has some unsightly aspects. Whether it’s salary caps, allegations of cheating on the touchlines or the poaching of players, elite club rugby has a smattering of clubs who have transgressed. There is however one club who has no such record. A club who stays within the laws, the budgets and largely shuns superstar signings in favour of players who buy into an almost amateur rugby ethos.A story of success: Exeter Chiefs embody everything that is good about rugbyThat club is Exeter and May saw them rewarded with the highest honour in English club rugby. It capped what has been a tremendous journey for Exeter. Yes, they have money now, but they have largely chosen to ‘shop local’, or buy ‘own brand’, unlike than some of the ‘Harrods’ shoppers who dominate the French and English rugby. Exeter remain the blueprint for professional rugby and the envy of all.Jon Davies. A miraculous change in form On cloud nine: The Scarlets celebrate their stunning Pro12 victory LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Ben Smith, the success of the Scarlets and Exeter Chiefs, King Louis Picamoles’ departure and the return to form of Jonathan Davies are all covered May saw Jonathan Davies’ move from becoming a British and Irish Lions’ outsider to the British and Irish Lions’ outside-centre. It was a marked upturn in form. His performance in the final against Munster was remarkable and capped a six-week swing in performance change that transformed him from a player who was always looking to set up rucks, into a player who is now looking to set his backline on fire. Gone were the obvious steps back inside and in came a subtlety of passing and offloading rarely seen from Davies.On fire: Jonathan Davies has returned to his 2013 Lions form in recent weeksHis new found passing range has also created a lot more space for his running game. Whereas defenders used to just set their feet and wait for the thump of his sizeable shoulders, in May they weren’t sure what his intention was – the result was unstable defenders unable to cope with Jon Davies’ industrial handoff when he chose to deploy it. Wayne Pivac and Stephen Jones deserve massive credit for changing Jon Davies’ style of play. Let’s hope he is allowed to continue in that vein in New Zealand.Ben Smith remains the best fullback in New ZealandMay saw the return of Ben Smith to Super Rugby and pour a giant pale of cold Dunedin water over the question of who will play at fullback for the All Blacks in June. Many, due to Ben Smith’s recent injury, had been hypothesising as to who would replace him as the AB’s fullback – and with the stunning form of Jordie Barrett and Damian McKenzie who could blame them? However, Smith’s performance against the Waratahs was everything that Steve Hansen could have wished.Peerless: Ben Smith remains the consummate full-back in the world gameEven after a sizeable injury layoff, Ben Smith remains the Tippex of rugby – he simply doesn’t do mistakes and often has an amazing ability to undo the mistakes of other players. There simply isn’t another player in the world, weighing under 14st 7lbs, who breaks as many tackles or makes as many yards in contact. And that’s without discussing his ability to avoid contact all together. The Kiwis have some tremendous talent coming though in their back three, but Smith is still the mild-mannered guv’nor.last_img read more


After the storms have passed


first_img March 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm I have noticed that Rev. Ehrich’s commentary on who you can praise or rely on in the moment of crisis clearly delineates whom he believes the unreliable offenders are:“Not even our smug and arrogant politicians…”“Not even the powerful have enough power…”“Not even the wealthy can prevent a blizzard…”“Opportunistic partisans can blame a president…”This is beneath all of us. If you believe that people fall short – yep, WE do. Start at the mirror. The sort of invective Mr. Ehrich reacts to in others by naming them as opportunistic and divisive should not be perpetuated in this commentary, if it is wrong. But, on a another level, I just think that Mr. Ehrich is way off base in his condemning of groups of people. I’ve known several servant politicians and I’m personally sick of those who haven’t been elected to much (if anything) lumping them into a despicable category to villainize them as a group. The wealthy? I’ve seen unnoticed charitable acts given by wealthy folks, including propping up churches after they have been nearly emptied and shuttered by near-dead preaching and leadership. I personally know of a wealthy man who is taking a beating in taxes in order to keep his business open, because as he says, “They (the employees) are my family.” He could retire a multi-millionaire but he believes in more than that. The view from the sidelines of commenting are often fuzzy – and it’s too easy to try to get by with sweeping remarks to get the effect of proving a point. The kind of condemnation commentary here denigrates people with little effort to individualize people, type-casts people into anonymous groups (the “dreaded other” as Mr. Ehrich calls them), and is a blot on the character of many fine people who are among us. Must we have this? I don’t remember Jesus type-casting or railing against Matthew as a “smug or arrogant politician”; should He have taken a lesson from this commentary and done so? Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Doug Desper says: Comments (1) Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL By Tom EhrichPosted Mar 7, 2012 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC After the storms have passed Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Religion News Service] As I boarded a flight in New York, television monitors in the terminal told horrific stories of tornadoes devastating towns and cities across the Ohio River Valley, where I was heading.I recognized some places being hit, including my birthplace in southwestern Indiana. Others, like Henryville, Ind., just north of Louisville, were unfamiliar to me.Still, I recognized the stories they told, of school buses filled with children racing to stay ahead of the storm; of houses flattened and lifetime treasures destroyed; of businesses closing early and hoping to find walls standing the next day. More than 30 people died, including a baby who was carried 10 miles by the wind and dropped into a cornfield.You don’t grow up in the Midwest without knowing about tornadoes and the sudden damage they can do. My childhood was punctuated by a tornado siren drill each Friday.I remembered a wedding in central Indiana. As the bridal party and guests exited into the parking lot, we saw a black funnel tearing straight toward our church. People ran back inside. Bridesmaids placed the bride in the center of the floor and lay on her, protecting her and the new life she had just started.Weather wins. Weather always wins. Not even our smug and arrogant politicians can cause rain to start or to stop. Not even the powerful have enough power to tame a tornado. Not even the wealthy can prevent a blizzard.Ideologues can deny climate change all they want when it doesn’t fit their theology or their politics, but climate change happens anyway. Opportunistic partisans can blame a president for not responding adequately to a hurricane, but that is just dancing on another’s grave. The storm itself is the problem.When I lived in North Carolina, I learned early that hurricanes happen. You respect them, you take action when one comes, but you don’t live in fear of them. You build wisely, and then, if necessary, you build again.When evacuation of coastal areas becomes necessary, you don’t check political credentials, religious affiliations or ethnic identities. You help each other nail plywood to windows, and then you take your turn heading inland.To understand American politics, follow the money. But to understand American goodness and resolve, follow the storms.Watch towns rally to save children and to provide emergency shelter. Watch people share water and food with strangers. Watch people share chain saws and rowboats. Watch religious communities collect offerings of money and supplies.Watch people stop work in order to pile sandbags along cresting rivers. Watch hard-hit towns discover their core oneness. All those fears of the dreaded “other” that politicians try to whip up seem to evaporate when storms hit.When our host led prayers for the victims of the tornadoes, no one asked if they were “our kind of people.” They were victims, and that’s all we needed to know. While politicians raged across the landscape shouting invectives, rekindling old grudges, stirring pots of fear and distrust, and seeking votes in hardship, actual victims of hardship were joining hands to serve the least of these.While the political class channels more wealth to the mega-wealthy, people of limited means were showing grace and generosity.Weather, you see, not only carries the day, but it shows what we are made of.— Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of  Just Wondering, Jesus and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich. Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more


Apopka native serving on a Navy missile destroyer


first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 James1958 Reply From the Navy Office of Community OutreachYOKOSUKA, Japan – An Apopka native and 2015 Acceleration Academy West High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Curtis Wilbur.Seaman Kaitlyn Dyer works in the deck department aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. Curtis Wilbur is one of eight destroyers forward-deployed in Yokosuka.A sailor in the deck department maintains and preserves the exterior surfaces of the ship, handles deck machinery and equipment, handles mooring lines, handles cargo, operates small boats, and takes part in various evolutions such as search and rescue and underway replenishment.Seaman Kaitlyn Dyer“One value that I learned from my parents was to be honest with myself and others and to be more responsible which goes along way in the Navy,” said Dyer.With more than 50 percent of the world’s shipping tonnage and a third of the world’s crude oil passing through the region, the U.S. has historic and enduring interests in this part of the world.“Our alliance is rooted in shared interests and shared values,” said Adm. Harry Harris, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. “It’s not hyperbole to say that the entire world has benefited from the U.S.-Japan alliance. While our alliance helped stabilize the region after the Second World War, it also enabled the Japanese people to bring about an era of unprecedented economic growth. And for the last six decades, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen have worked side by side with the Japan Self Defense Force to protect and advance peace and freedom.”Approximately 300 men and women serve aboard the ship. Their jobs are highly specialized and keep each part of the ship running smoothly, according to Navy officials. They do everything from maintaining gas turbine engines and operating the highly sophisticated Aegis weapons system to driving the ship and operating small boats.Forward-deployed sailors are crucial to the success of the global Navy mission and earn high praise from their leaders.“I didn’t find out until after I joined the Navy that my grandfather had served in the Army. I felt a special connection with him,” said Dyer. “Being stationed here in Japan is hard work but joyful because I like experiencing new things and learning new cultures.”Sailors serving abroad in Japan are highly motivated and quickly adapt to changing conditions, explained Navy officials.“Serving in the Navy means that I can support the people back home who aren’t are able to serve or help themselves,” added Dyer.With the ability to conduct anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, destroyers are capable of sustained maritime operations supporting forward naval presence, maritime security, sea control, deterrence of aggressive actions on U.S. partners around the globe, as well as humanitarian assistance.  Fast, maneuverable, and technically advanced, destroyers provide credible combat power, at and from the sea. Proud of you and our Navy, served 7 years in the 60’s, stay safe enjoy your time ,for me it was a pleasure. Bravo Kaitlyn Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 2 COMMENTS Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img Reply September 13, 2017 at 5:38 am TAGSSeaman Kaitlyn DyerUS Navy Previous articleFlorida Hospital works through Hurricane IrmaNext articleOrange County Emergency Operations: Conserve water Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I don’t know if you will see this post Kaitlyn, but you are one very brave lady! Best wishes to you, Kaitlyn, while serving our country with honor, around the world, on the USS Curtis Wilbur! #Apopka Proud! Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm Mama Mialast_img read more


White Fuse reopens its website grants for small charities programme


first_img Tagged with: Charity Web Design Consulting & Agencies FREE Howard Lake | 14 March 2018 | News The funding for the programme is provided by White Fuse itself, “not by a separate funding body”. It is not a cash grant that could be used elsewhere.  267 total views,  1 views today White Fuse reopens its website grants for small charities programme Charity specialist digital agency White Fuse is again offering small charities the chance to receive a free website, worth £3,600. Successful applicants will receive the design and build of a new website at no cost.Social enterprise White Fuse knows that an effective website will help small charities grow, but they acknowledge that their giveaway helps them learn more about the needs of small charities so that they can further improve their work.The website grant programme has been run before in 2016 and 2017, benefiting a range of small charities: There are of course ongoing costs after the website has been designed and built. Applicants must be able to commit to funding themselves the ongoing subscription costs of £65 + VAT per month. This covers all hosting and support, plus access to new features as they are added.White Fuse are clear that the offer relates to the design and build of a new website, not work on an existing website. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Previous recipients of a Whitefuse free website Which charities are eligible?Applications to the White Fuse website grants are open until 31 March 2018.To be eligible for a grant:your charity must be registered in the UK. White Fuse might consider applications from social enterprises or CIC’s.your charity should have an annual turnover of less than £1.5 millionyou must be ready to being the website creation project: you cannot defer your application to a later date.  268 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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.last_img read more


Charity Commission withdraws criticised Covid-19 guidance


first_img Tagged with: Charity Commission COVID-19 Melanie May | 16 March 2020 | News “During the current uncertainty surrounding the spread of coronavirus, charities are urged to check the most up to date advice from Public Health England.“We’ve received many enquiries into our call centre about the reporting process on RSI. Unfortunately, our initial response was not as helpful as we would have liked. Therefore, we would like to clarify that charities should continue to report serious incidents using the current guidelines and their own judgement and we will advise if and when this situation changes.” The Charity Commission has withdrawn its Covid-19 guidance advising charities that they might have to report a serious incident if affected by the pandemic.The Commission issued the advice last week, which said:“The virus may result in incidents which should be reported as a serious incident to the Charity Commission, but these need to lead to a significant impact on your charity.”The original guidance said this would include if a charity had to stop all or a significant part of its work due to coronavirus, as well as the cancellation of a fundraising event if it might result in significant loss of expected funds and/or insolvency issues. The Commission also said that if coronavirus resulted in insolvency issues for some other reason, this would also need to be reported.However, the guidance drew criticism from the sector for its tone and for the extra burden of work it would place on charities at a difficult time.The Commission has now acknowledged that it was not as helpful as it says it intended, and withdrawn it.It now says: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  510 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Charity Commission withdraws criticised Covid-19 guidance  509 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more


Kerala HC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Denial Of Refund For Flight Tickets Booked Before Lockdown


first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Denial Of Refund For Flight Tickets Booked Before Lockdown LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Jun 2020 7:04 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala on Wednesday issued notice on a plea filed by two law students Sivadath. M.Menon and Aravind Chandran K.P of Government Law College, Kozhikode, who are primarily aggrieved by the notification dated 16.04.2020 of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for denying full refund to tickets booked before lockdown for travel during the period for which lockdown…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Kerala on Wednesday issued notice on a plea filed by two law students Sivadath. M.Menon and Aravind Chandran K.P of Government Law College, Kozhikode, who are primarily aggrieved by the notification dated 16.04.2020 of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for denying full refund to tickets booked before lockdown for travel during the period for which lockdown was imposed subsequently.A single bench of Justice V G Arun sought the responses of DGCA, Air India and Indigo Airlines.The petitioners urge that the DGCA notification dated 16.04.2020 artificially classifies Air Line passengers on the basis of date of booking, date of payment and date of travel for the purpose of giving full refund of the Air Tickets. The notification states that only two category of passengers are entitled for full refund of Air Tickets – the first category comprise passengers who had booked tickets between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020 and where the respective airline had received the full payment towards the ticket between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020 and the second category comprising of passengers who had booked tickets (domestic or international) between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020 for travelling between 15.04.2020 and 03.05.2020, where the respective airline had received the full payment towards the ticket between 25.03.2020 and 14.04.2020. The petitioners who booked tickets on 12.02.2020 to travel to Delhi on 24.05.2020 and booked return tickets on 03.04.2020 to travel to back on 06.06.2020 do not fall within in these categories. This is challenged as “arbitrary and unlawful cancellation violative of Article 14 of the Constitution”.  The petitioners contend that the passengers who could not travel on flights due to lockdown forms a indivisible homogeneous class. Further, the petitioners questioned the default credit shell mechanism in Indigo Airlines wherein a substantial amount of the ticket fare automatically pipes into the credit shell of the passenger upon cancellation of the tickets. The petitioners also point out that the non transfer-ability of credit shell coupled with its 1 year validity puts the interest of the petitioners at peril as they are not frequent air travellers. It is also pointed out that the default credit shell mechanism is contrary to the Civil Aviation Rules under the Air Craft Act, 1934. The policy of Air India Ltd which provides full refund to only those passengers who had booked prior to 25.05.2020 for travelling between 25.05.2020 and 31.05.2020 is also contested by the petitioners.   The petitioners are represented by Advocates Gajendra Singh Rajpurohit, Akhil George, Thanseela M.B, Karthik Rajagopal and Mahesh Chandran. Next Storylast_img read more


PROGRAM WILL TRAIN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND CANDIDATES OF COLOR TO RUN SUCCESSFUL ELECTORAL CAMPAIGNS…


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare This upcoming weekend, BLUE (Building Leaders and Uplifting the Electorate) Institute will head to Evansville, IN to train community members and candidates of color seeking elected office.Founded by Ashley Robinson, a graduate of Evansville North High School (Class of 2004), BLUE Institute seeks to increase the pool of qualified staff of color in the political field, in which she has built a thriving career. The bootcamp style training offers participants an engaging perspective into developing effective political infrastructure that is essential to movement building.Trained participants will be equipped with useful tools to support or manage their own strategic, data-driven issue and electoral campaigns. The training will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1800 S. Governor St, Evansville, IN 47713 from 10am-6pm.“We are committed to providing an interactive and engaging training for our diverse communities in response to this growing need,” said Genny Castillo, Chief Operations Officer of BLUE Institute. “It is important to have BLUE Institute visit Evansville to encourage, promote, and assist our residents in engaging more in the political process,” added Alex Burton, community activist and candidate for Ward 4 on Evansville’s City Council.Piloted in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, BLUE Institute is designed to recruit and train young people of color seeking to become leaders, strategists and key staff members of progressive electoral campaigns. To learn more about this exciting training program and to apply for BLUE Institute, please visit www.theblue.institute .last_img read more