Shopping for the right shop online

 18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shopping for the right shop online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Schwein presents a good overview to charity shopping malls, extensive vendor details, and also an essential what’s new section to track the fast-moving developments in this sector.This is a very valuable site for US fundraisers but is also instructive for UK fundraisers looking at choosing appropriate charity shopping mall partners. Howard Lake | 11 February 2000 | News Confused by the rapidly growing number of free charity ISPs, charity shopping malls, and online cause-related marketing opportunities? It could be worse! US fundraisers have an even wider range of potential partners to choose from.Fortunately a new site from Fundraising Technology Consultant Allison Schwein attempts to provide extensive and independent information on many of the charity shoppping malls. Each site currently offering charity shopping “portal services” is listed, and information about each site is presented in a standard format.This includes overview, survey ratings & general company information, information for shopper/donors, non-profit selection criteria and services, the all-important payment details, and a punchy “Why Your Site?” Advertisement 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. read more

Twin towns turn pink for breast cancer

first_imgVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith Wiseman Print Previous articleGarda vow on feuding gangsNext articleSwimming – Medal haul for Limerick Swimming Club John Keogh Stay SunSmart come rain or shine Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick A sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA SEA of pink washed over the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Sunday as they hosted the sixth annual Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer.This year proved to be the biggest event to date, with more than 1,000 walkers and runners and crowds in excess of 1,600 joining in the celebrations afterwards at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team and this year’s Killaloe Pink Ribbon Ambassador, led out the army of pink t-shirts on the 10k route from the Lakeside Hotel.She said: “It is an honour to be asked to support such an amazing charity. It’s so important to spread the good word, fight the fight and some day they will find a cure.”The first to cross the finish line with a time of 45.02 was Martin Pearl of Ballina, and right behind him was the first lady to pass the line, Mairead O’Callighan of Effin, Co Limerick with a time of 46.17.Carmell DeMello. event chairperson said on Sunday: “I am absolutely thrilled with today’s turnout. It is such an amazing cause, and I’m very proud of the residents of the town for all their effort in making today what it is.”Local businesses once again got involved dressing shop windows, and flying flags and balloons, while a bunting of pink bras swung proudly across the bridge joining the two counties.The funds from the walk go directly to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports vital services including the National Cancer Freephone Helpline (1800 200 700) staffed by specialist cancer care nurses.In 2011, specialist cancer nurses supported 22,120 callers to the National Cancer Helpline. A total of 741 of these calls came from the Mid West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.The Society’s advocacy service provides a voice for women with breast cancer in Ireland, while financial assistance is also available for those experiencing difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Other vital services include: health promotion, providing community and workplace programmes on breast cancer awareness and early detection; night nursing for critically ill patients.Some 8,110 nights of care were provided to 2,014 families in 2011, 996 nights of which were provided in the Mid West region.In addition, more than 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were provided to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011 with 58,553 distributed in the Mid West. Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Facebook Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Chris Dudley singer with the Mogley Mob during the warming up.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mogley Mob & DFN entertain the walkers as they cross the bridge.Picture: Keith Wiseman Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach Twitter Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon WalkCarmell DeMello, Chairperson of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon with Niamh Briggs, Ambassador of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon and Captain of the Irish ladies Rugby Team at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk. Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman TAGSAction Breast CancerballinaIrish Cancer Societykillaloeniamh briggsPink Ribbon Walk WhatsApp Linkedin NewsTwin towns turn pink for breast cancerBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 1393 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer sufferers Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Nicola Wood and the pink panters…Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mary O’Sullivan, Killaloe hanging Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streaklast_img read more

Dirty Birds, revenge on the menu for Gentle Clowns in annual softball game

first_imgSometimes good things happen to bad people.That’s the only possible explanation for The Daily Cardinal’s Dirty Birds’ recent softball success of the last half decade.But the karma that has waited for far too long will finally unleash its hellbent revenge in the form of The Badger Herald’s Gentle Clowns at Vilas Park this weekend.“UW Hospital told me they’re good to go for Saturday,” BH Publisher and club general manager John “@Johnnieb2good” Batterman said, still sporting sunglasses in response to a hangover possibly related to the Fiji Islander party. “You shoulda been there, man, but anyway they’ve got like 100 beds reserved, plus another 50 for the all those Dirty Bird groupies, who just keep multiplying. I swear to God.”Due to an underground smuggling operation that involved the exchange of pamphlets — or “newsletters” as the Dirty Birds refer to their product — for a a few paperclips, a couple of buttons and some lint clumps, the filthy fliers managed to purchase some rather talented hobos to win a certain number of games in a row.However, no one at the Herald, including current Editor-in-Chief and field manager Tara “Slow-Mo” Golshan, can remember the exact number of valiant, yet unsuccessful, attempts by the Gentle Clowns in recent softball bouts.Coupled with her working knowledge of sports and absence at last year’s spring affair, she’s quite speculative about any supposed losing streak from her club.“Wait is baseball the one with goal posts,” Golshan mumbled, in between mouthfuls of her new favorite restaurant of the week, Palmyra. “Do you want more or less points in — what’s it called again?”With recent changes in upper management, this year’s collection of Gentle Clowns might just be their most dangerous group since whenever they last won.The hard-charging Aliya “I’m not even a journalism major” Iftikar, next year’s EIC, will literally lead the charge as designated chugger, lead off hitter and home run queen.Between round trippers, Iftikar will shout her signature rally cry, presumably from a slumped position on a wheeled office chair that she will bring to the park herself, to spur her team to its bludgeoning of the Cardinals.“You guizzzzzz, noooooooooozzz,” Iftikar belted Wednesday night in preparation for the big game.While Golshan distracts current Dirty Bird EIC Jack Casey with an empty box disguised as a present for his half-birthday — Casey will reach his first full decade on planet Earth early next fall — Iftikar will be focused on taking out newly elected DC kingpin Jim “Ginger or Strawberry Blond?” Dayton.Gentle Clown pitching coach and News Editor Rachael “Smelt it, Dealt It” Lallensack and her Features Editor sidekick Alex “Snack Time” Arriaga have worked on a foolproof scouting report that will render Dayton and the Cardinalistas bats as useless as their out-of-date journalism practices.Emily Shullaw/The Badger HeraldThe duos’ plan rests on young, but untested ace Dan “He’s Still Here” Corcoran.With Grandpa Corcoran too senile at the time of publication, associate sports editor Chris “Diesel” Bumbaca, who will play the hot corner, spoke unnecessarily loud on behalf of the Gentle Clowns’ sports editor.“Yo,” Bumbaca shouted boisterously. “That’s a straight power move.”Starting shortstop Eric “I Woke Up Like This” Kohlbeck rounds out the sports section and will help provide some balance with his neatly groomed goatee and unusually even-keeled demeanor.The rest of the Gentle Clown infield includes the first known conjoined twin second baseman in Allie “Hashtag” Johnson and Alice “Social” Coyne, who will be on Twitter during most of the game. Soon-to-be fifth year senior Polo “Victory Lap” Rocha stands a good chance at entering the game as a defensive substitution at second, barring a shortage of Diet Coke, of course. Meanwhile, photo editor Jason “I’ve Done It All” Chan, the highly touted freshman, will provide a much needed boost in the field and at the plate while likely trolling his fellow Gentle Clowns.Then there’s the Herald outfield, also commonly referred to as the place where fly balls, and dreams, go to die. Leading the charge is the BH’s most intimidating, yet suprisingly amicable, player in center fielder and design all-Star Emily “I’m Kinda Busy Right Now, But I Guess So” Shullaw. Left fielder Selena “Laugh Attack” Handler and right fielder Katie “Something About Poop Here” Caron will provide sharp defense, but also very distracting chatter about God knows what.“And then, I [inaudible]” Handler blurted, while trying to stifle her laughter and explain her defensive approach to no avail.With the Herald pitching and defense certainly capable of a perfect game, the only questions left to be answered revolve around the Herald’s offensive attack and the Dirty Birds’ misguided sense of style. Nick “Cardiac Kid” Rush and fellow ads man Max “Swag on Steroids” Rosenberg will answer the call for both questions, with Rush’s lifetime average still somehow more than 1.000 and Rosenberg’s sense of fashion likely to finally solve several Cardinalistas’ preoccupation with literally wearing receptacles filled with refuse instead of human clothing.There are also several other important bats in the Herald lineup, including a wealth of pinch hitters. That includes copy editors Jen “Black’s The Only Color” Small and Amy “Don’t Sleep On Her” Sleep, who have both ascended to the top of the copy department with limited playing time and should do the same in the batter’s box. Former copy chief and current Arts Etc. editor Audrey “Orange” Piehl will play a pivotal role at the bottom of the batting order.But the Gentle Clowns will certainly have their work cut out for them with a disabled list longer than most years due to a stressful semester. That list includes photo editor Erik “Too Cool” Brown (broken finger from shooting too many photos), design’s Alix DeBroux (putting together a last minute design), and video editor Nyal Mueenuddin (in a tree somewhere).Then again, despite the inactive players, the Herald should have the odds aligned in its favor to take the flightless flappers to a new low, which is pretty hard considering they’re already rumored to be below ground.last_img read more

Wellington ends season with 19-0 loss to Ulysses; finishes year at 5-4

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Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Harlan Bissell · 301 weeks ago I would like to give RESPECT to the Crusaders. You played a very tough game and held 1 of the premier running backs in the state to under 100 yards. Especially with 8 of your starters out with injuries. From those of us Alums that have strapped up that football helmet for the crusaders you made us all very proud. Great season with all of the odds stacked against you. Congrats and be proud of what you did this year. Thank you for bringing pride to our hometown. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the fourth year in a row, Wellington will be on the outside looking in of the Class 4A playoffs after losing to Ulysses 19-0 Friday night on cold windy night in western Kansas.In a gutsy effort by a depleted Wellington roster, the Crusaders saw their playoff hopes fade away in the fourth quarter when Ulysses pieced together two touchdown drives.The Crusaders, who sniffed the end zone all night but could not get in, would effectively end their season on a screen pass that fell short inside the 20 with a little more than two minutes to play.If defense can’t win you a championship, it can bring you at least respectability. Ian Rudzik, who is getting offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State and others, was held below 100 yards by the stingy Crusader defense. “Considering with the group we stated tonight, I couldn’t have been prouder,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “We kept the No. 1 rusher bottled up all night… They showed us so much effort especially with two defensive starters out.”On the other side of the ball, the end zone teased Wellington’s offense all night. The Crusaders would effectively start drives with impressive yardage only for them to peter out when they drove deep.Against Mulvane, one could argue Wellington missed Austin Dunn most. Tonight, it most certainly missed Colin Reichenberger.While Wellington may have lost this game, two dropped passes were guaranteed touchdowns. A 19-14 loss would have put the Crusaders in the playoffs, who had to keep the score within 11 points based on the tiebreaker situation. Instead the 19-point loss puts Mulvane in the playoffs. The Mulvane curse continues.The Ulysses game started with each team trading punts. But on Ulysses third possession, the Tigers started inside the 5 yard line and then took a long journey to the other side of the field.Ulysses may not be the most talented offense Wellington saw this year, but they managed the clock better than anyone. And a 95 yard drive was capped with a Rudzik 5 yard touchdown at the 1:33 mark of the first quarter.Wellington missed a great opportunity on the next drive to score a touchdown when the Dukes cruised into enemy territory and a halfback Connor Phelps pass to a wide open Remington Gilkey was dropped.The Crusader drive stalled inside the 30 in what would turn into a trend Wellington could not shake the rest of the evening.Ulysses had its chances too. Late in the second quarter, it appeared the Tigers had scored on a 15-yard tight end pass up the middle. But he fumbled the ball as he reached the end zone. And Wellington got a touchback. The Tigers led 7-0 at the half.The third quarter continued to be frustrating. Wellington opened the half driving the ball from its own 35 to the 15 only to turn the ball over on downs.And then Ulysses would start an 85-yard march that used up nearly 10 minutes of the clock. Rudzik would seal the deal with a 1-yard run, the second of his three touchdowns.The Crusaders were in trouble down 13-0. Remember it needed to lose by 11 points or less.But the turnover monster reared his ugly head on the next drive after Jaden Hines made an impressive 9-yard run at midfield, he fumbled.Ulysses then would score three minutes later to make it 19-0 and win the game.It ended a season that started auspiciously with Wellington winning its first four games. But the Crusaders would falter to 1-4 down the stretch. In the three district games, Wellington for the fourth year in a row would win the opening game, only to see two losses to end the season.But this year, Wellington was inflicted with a severe case of the injury bug more so than in the past 20 or so years. Ryan said Wellington lost eight starters from game one, which is huge for any team.And despite an influx of younger and seniors players stepping off the bench to do a magnificent job, in the end it was probably too difficult of job to overcome.The Crusaders finish the year 5-4 and will lose 19 seniors – including most of its backfield and much of its line. The Crusader coaches have plenty of work to do in the offseason.This picture of this year’s seniors were taken in late August when everyone was healthy. Ulysses 19 Wellington 0Wellington-  0   0   0   0— 0Ulysses – 7   0   0   12 — 19U- Rudzik 5 run (PAT kick).U- Rudzik 1 run (PAT kick no good).U- Rudzik 22 run (PAT run on good).Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Fast-finishing Tree denies Dick in Welsh playoff

first_img England international Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) fired a closing round eight-under-par 64 in the weather-hit Welsh Open Amateur at Conwy then needed a playoff to deny Jamie Dick (Forest Hills, Gloucestershire) the title. Both players tied on 202, 14 under par, for the 54 holes played after the first round had been abandoned because of heavy rain. However, the Conwy greens staff are to be congratulated for making the course playable despite the weather. “It was a tough week, but they kept the course playable,” said 19-year-old Tree. “It was the same for everyone and it was just a question of keeping under the umbrella as much as possible. “They managed to keep the course dry, but it was soft for a links course which I didn’t mind. You could pitch it at the flag much more and play it like a parkland course. “In the last round I played well and kept making the putts. I wasn’t nervous going into the playoff because it was just a question of carrying on doing what I was doing well – you cannot control the outcome of a playoff so I just tried to control my own game. “It was a good win for me to start the summer off. I put the event in my schedule as a links course to prepare for the St Andrew’s Links and British Amateur.” Tree (image courtesy Golf Union Wales) began the final round five strokes behind Dick, who returned 64 in round two, but the Sussex teenager covered the front nine in 31 shots to close the gap to three. But for his only bogey on the par-four 16th, Tree would have come home in less than 33, his 64 containing nine birdies. Dick recorded five birdies in his 69 and two bogeys, one coming at the last in an inward 36. They halved the first playoff hole but a par at the second was good enough to see Tree to the title. Two more England internationals, Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent) was equal third on 207, and Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire & Herefordshire) fifth on 209. 29 May 2014 Fast-finishing Tree denies Dick in Welsh playoff last_img read more

Congressman Heck’s “Valentines for Veterans” will Include First Responders This Year

first_imgFor the 6th annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck is inviting students to make cards for veterans and first responders. Photo courtesy: The Office of Congressman Denny HeckAylen Junior High School (Puyallup School District)Brouillet Elementary (Puyallup School District)Cherrydale Primary School (Steilacoom Historical School District)Cougar Mountain Middle School (Bethel School District)Edgerton Elementary (Puyallup School District)Hillside Elementary (Clover Park School District/Joint Base Lewis-McChord)Maplewood Elementary (Puyallup School District)Meeker Elementary (Puyallup School District)Midland Elementary (Franklin Pierce School District)Ridgecrest Elementary (Puyallup School District)Roy Elementary (Bethel School District)Sunrise Elementary (Puyallup School District)Wildwood Elementary (Puyallup School District)Thurston CountyMountain View Elementary (North Thurston School District)Centennial Elementary (Olympia School District)Anyone wishing to participate can drop off Valentine’s Day cards at Congressman Heck’s district offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 25 – February 9. Teachers and school districts can contact the Pierce County office at 253-533-8332 or the Thurston/Mason County office at 360-459-8514 to arrange an appointment for large pickups.The Pierce County office is located in the Lakewood City Hall:6000 Main Street SW, Suite 3BLakewood, WA, 98499The Thurston/Mason County office is located on the third floor of Lacey City Hall:420 College Street SE, Third FloorLacey, WA 98503 Facebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Office of Congressman Denny HeckFor the sixth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local first responders as well as veterans. The cards are one way to say to these heroes, “thank you for your service and for keeping us safe.”Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to veterans organizations and first responder work stations on Valentine’s Day.“Students in the South Sound have big hearts, and they do an amazing job on their valentines every year,” Heck said. “This is one small way to give our heroes a new keepsake for their desk or fridge illustrating our appreciation for how they protect and serve this community.”Students of all grade levels and ages are welcome to participate.The following schools in the South Sound have signed on to provide valentines:Pierce Countylast_img read more