Massively multiplayer game to benefit Cancer Research UK

first_imgMassively multiplayer game to benefit Cancer Research UK  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The founder of Let’s Change the Game, Adrian Hon, said, “Along with raising money for the vital cause of cancer research, Operation:Sleeper Cell shows that games can be a real force for good in the world”. Howard Lake | 8 October 2008 | News Law 37 were winners of last year’s Let’s Change The Game competition. The competition, run in association with Cancer Research UK, aims to create ways for charities to connect and communicate with potential donors using massively multiplayer online games. www.operationsleepercell.com Law 37 consists of a group of volunteers in the UK and abroad. Operation: Sleeper Cell is the world’s first massively multiplayer online game (MMO) designed to raise money for charity. Created by Law 37, the spy-themed puzzle game involves teams of players from around the world working together to solve ‘puzzle cells’ in a grid. By donating money to the game, they can unlock extra cells for all players, and also advance the story, which takes place over websites, blogs, Twitter and even in real life.Kevin Waudby, Head of Innovation from Cancer Research UK, which will receive all profits of the game, said that the game “creates a cutting edge way of raising money and provides an opportunity to tell people about our work and key health messages”. Players can raise money on their own or in teams, and can also be sponsored by their friends and family. Within the game, thesedonations will be used to unlock new puzzles and story fragments. In addition, sponsors will also be able to buy advertising ‘cells’ on the game’s front page. Operation: Sleeper Cell will run for ten weeks, having started on 23 September, and will end with a live event finale held in London on 29 November. Tagged with: Digital Gaming Law 37 say that although many games have been created to raise awareness for charities, “Operation: Sleeper Cell is the first to incorporate fundraising directly”. They expect several thousand people to play the game. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Advertisementlast_img read more

Three charities to pitch for £21k at Sage Summit UK

first_img£25k Big Give donationThe three charities will also share £25,000 from Sage as its ‘Big Give’ donation. This is part of Sage’s commitment to raising $1m for good causes. Sage Foundation’s focus is on supporting young people, women and military veterans.This week, first place will be awarded £12k, second place £8k and third place £5k.The distribution will be decided by delegates at the conference. Everyone at Sage Summit Tour UK will be handed a Big Give coin. All they have to do is visit Sage Foundation‘s booth, where you they learn more about their work, and cast their vote for one of the three charities.James Spencer, MD of Pinnacle, one of the sponsors, explains:“I attended Sage Summit Chicago in 2016 when Sage Chief Financial Officer, Steve Hare set a $1 million fundraising target so that Sage colleagues, customers and partners could all work together to do more good for our communities. We have been following Sage’s global foundation for change and admiring its efforts to date.“When the opportunity arose to become involved in the Big Give we immediately signed up there and then. It is great that three local non-profit partners are set to benefit from the campaign and I wish them all the very best of luck”.The Big Give Live – powered by Philanthropitch, is being hosted in ICC Capital Suite 14, from 15.00 – 15.45 on Thursday 6th April, Sage Summit UK, ExCel London. Howard Lake | 4 April 2017 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding pitch AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Advertisement Three charities will this week have a chance to pitch for a share of £21,000 at the Sage Summit UK in London.Charities PIP, Working Chance and Hire a Hero will pitch to a panel of Sage executives as well as Sage Business Partner Sponsors and delegates at the two-day event at ExCel London. The fast-pitch session will be run by Philanthropitch, running an event outside the US for the first time.The charities are being given the opportunity to win capital to expand their organisation and its work. Each charity will have just five minutes to make its pitch.Funding from Sage Business Partner SponsorsThe £21,000 funding has been donated by Sage Partners Pinnacle, Acuity and Datel.The awards on offer are:£10,000 grant – Judges Panel Award£7,000 grant – Audience vote via live text award£4,000 grant – Audience vote via live text awardcenter_img  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Three charities to pitch for £21k at Sage Summit UK  85 total views,  1 views today 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

WaterAid appoints new global web development partner

first_img WaterAid has appointed Manchester-based digital and creative agency Access as its global web development partner.The appointment follows a four-way pitch for both the charity’s ongoing platform support, and future digital design, development and project work, including the growth of its current digital portfolio from seven member sites and three country sites to more than 40 sites and nine microsites in the next three years.As WaterAid’s global web development partner, Access will be responsible for the development, governance and deployment of all websites and microsites across the charity’s entire global operation, including the day-to-day performance of its global digital platforms, providing technical support and proactive development work, as well as managing integration with third parties.As well as expanding WaterAid’s current Drupal websites, Access will also further develop the WASH Matters site, which provides reports, research and insight to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.The agency’s remit is to also support and implement WaterAid’s new digital campaigns. It will see Access plan, design, implement UX best practice, and the build the website components of the campaigns.Temina Milovanovic, Digital Marketing & Product Lead for WaterAid, said: “Our digital platform is a core element of our entire global operation, communicating the vital work we’re doing as well as facilitating ongoing fundraising from all around the world.“We launched a new Drupal website in the UK in 2017 and more Drupal sites are now being rolled out for the countries in which we work. The next phase is to further enhance the performance of the website, and develop new features that will bring our supporters closer to our work.“User experience is a fundamental element of our digital performance, making it as easy as possible to take action and see the results of their support. Access’ best practice UX and development capabilities were a key factor in our agency choice.” Melanie May | 31 August 2018 | News Tagged with: Digital  176 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 WaterAid appoints new global web development partner  175 total views,  1 views today Main image credit: WaterAid / Alexia Webster  Advertisementlast_img read more

Los Angeles ICE raid protests block 101 Freeway

first_imgIn an extraordinary display of unified action, more than 20 grass-roots progressive and migrant-rights organizations in Los Angeles endorsed and participated in a response to raids and detentions carried out by U.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement in the Los Angeles area. Here, dozens blocked the busy entrance to the 101 Freeway just north of Los Angeles City Hall.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Confiscation of the latest issues of Al Nidda

first_imgNews RSF_en April 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Confiscation of the latest issues of Al Nidda Organisation center_img Copies of issue No. 271 of the newspaper Al-Nidda were seized at a checkpoint south of the capital. They were to have been delivered to Taiz. Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Limerick’s Brazilians stage protest

first_imgLinkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Facebook Advertisement First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img Twitter Email A GROUP of Brazilian natives staged a protest on Cruises Street last Sunday 23 to express their unhappiness with the government in their home country.A series of street protests have taken place across Brazil, with President Dilma Rousseff coming under increased pressure.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The country is currently staging the FIFA Confederations Cup and is due to host the World Cup next year, but there is anger that money has been spent on stadia rather than healthcare and public transport.Regina Damaceno, a Brazilian woman living in Castletroy, was one of around 30 people who attended the protest. She explained: “I heard about this protest on the radio so I met with Brazilian people and we tried to contact the organiser. The main idea was to take part and show that this small community of Brazilian people here is aware of the problems at home.“I am really proud of my country but I am afraid of what is going on in Brazil. The government has to react quickly to recover the people’s trust because there is no confidence in the government.“The public transport is in terrible condition and we don’t have good hospitals. There are not enough buses or subways. The situation is terrible. People are going to hospitals and dying in queues waiting for treatment because we don’t have enough doctors.“The government has made a statement with proposals to change the situation, but people are not confident that they will. We can’t see how [President Rousseff] can get back the people’s confidence.”Ms Damaceno also pointed out that the World Cup venues, which were initially meant to be funded privately, have been built with 80% public expenditure.She added that politicians in Brazil receive a salary that is almost 40 times bigger than the national average.“The corruption is too big in Brazil. The minimum salary is R$678 (€237.69) and the politicians receive a salary of R$26,723.13 (€9,368.63) and that is without benefits.“If they have the money to stage the World Cup now, why did the not have the money before? Why did they wait until the situation got worse? The World Cup could make people proud and Brazilian people are known as being happy and friendly but I cannot agree with this situation.“I was in Brazil when we found out we had the World Cup and people were really happy but I didn’t agree. The government is giving money to private companies who don’t need to pay tax, so how are they investing? The government came on television and said that investment would come from private companies but 80% of the investment came from the government. People cannot trust the government.” Previous articleSerious safety claims after Lough Derg rescuesNext articleTogher Talk – Catherine Costigan Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL NewsLocal NewsLimerick’s Brazilians stage protestBy Liam Togher – June 27, 2013 828 TAGSBrazil protestfeatured WhatsApplast_img read more

Fewer Prospective Homeowners to Clash Over Homes

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Competition Home Prices Redfin 2014-02-20 Krista Franks Brock Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. About Author: Krista Franks Brock Previous: Law Firm Acquisition First Sign of Changes in Default Servicing? Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 2/21/2014 Share Save Fewer Prospective Homeowners to Clash Over Homes The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fewer Prospective Homeowners to Clash Over Homes Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post February 20, 2014 675 Views Related Articles Subscribe Tagged with: Competition Home Prices Redfin Home buying competition rose over the month of January but was down from last January, according to national real estate brokerage Redfin, which took the year-over-year decline as a sign that low inventory and rising prices are thwarting demand in the housing market.About 58 percent of home offers by Redfin agents encountered a competing offer in January compared to nearly 53 percent in December. Competition increased in all 22 markets in which Redfin has a presence. However, the rate is still down significantly from the 70 percent recorded in January 2013.While Redfin anticipates competition will be “a prominent fixture” in the housing market in the short-run, the brokerage expects declining demand and rising inventory to keep competition at bay later in the year. Rising prices prevent many home shoppers from feeling that they are “getting a deal,” according to Redfin, and low inventory is discouraging to some shoppers as well.The average home sold in January sold for 0.9 percent lower than the asking price, according to Redfin. Just two of the 22 markets observed reported the average home selling for more than the asking price: San Jose, California, and San Francisco, California, where about half of homes sold for more than the asking price. The average home in San Jose sold for 2.9 percent above its asking price, while the average home in San Francisco sold for 2.1 percent above its asking price. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Transport grants being offered through DLDC

first_img Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Transport grants being offered through DLDC Twitter Facebook Facebook Newscenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal Local Development Company says any community or voluntary groups considering starting a rural transport scheme should make contact with them.Expressions of Interest are now being sought from Community and Voluntary Groups wishing to avail of a transport grant within DLDC’s catchment area.The grants target socially disadvantaged communities, and DLDC Project Officer Margaret Doherty says small funding supports are available which can make a significant difference……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/margarettransport.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp By News Highland – March 28, 2014 Previous articleTeaching and Learning council established by Donegal ETBNext articleHarps v Galway Preview News Highland last_img read more

[Breaking] Debts Incurred Due To COVID-19 Not To Be Treated As ‘Default’ For IBC; No Fresh Insolvency For A Year : Finance Minister

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Debts Incurred Due To COVID-19 Not To Be Treated As ‘Default’ For IBC; No Fresh Insolvency For A Year : Finance Minister LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 May 2020 11:31 PMShare This – xNirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, on Sunday announced that debts incurred due to COVID-19 lockdown will not be treated as “default” under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.There will be an embargo on fresh insolvency proceedings will be initiated for a period up to one year, depending on the pandemic situation.Minimum threshold to initiate…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?LoginNirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, on Sunday announced that debts incurred due to COVID-19 lockdown will not be treated as “default” under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.There will be an embargo on fresh insolvency proceedings will be initiated for a period up to one year, depending on the pandemic situation.Minimum threshold to initiate insolvency proceedings will be raised to Rs 1 crore from the Rs 1 lakh.For MSMES, a special insolvency framework will be notified under Section 240A IBC, added the Finance Minister.The Minister said that an appropriate Ordinance will be brought in for effecting these changes.Also Read : Technical Defaults Under Companies Act To Be Decriminalized : Finance Minister  Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

SC Issues Notice In Plea Filed By AIUDF Challenging Delimitation Exercise In Assam [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice In Plea Filed By AIUDF Challenging Delimitation Exercise In Assam [Read Petition] Radhika Roy10 July 2020 1:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and State of Assam in a plea opposing the delimitation exercise in Assam. Moreover, Centre has been asked to file a Reply in the pleaThe petition filed by Advocate-on-Record Ajit Pravin Wagh on behalf of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) challenges the promulgation of the Presidential Order of February 28 vide which the…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 Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and State of Assam in a plea opposing the delimitation exercise in Assam. Moreover, Centre has been asked to file a Reply in the pleaThe petition filed by Advocate-on-Record Ajit Pravin Wagh on behalf of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) challenges the promulgation of the Presidential Order of February 28 vide which the earlier February 8, 2008 notification, deferring the process of delimitation for the State of Assam, has been rescinded and the process of delimitation of the Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies of the state has been decided to be resumed. The plea submits that “the decision to conduct the pending process of delimitation of assembly and parliamentary constituencies, is not only arbitrary and hasty decision, but stands contrary to the very idea behind conducting delimitation inasmuch as the present delimitation exercise is sought to be conducted on the basis of Census 2001, while Census 2011 has already been conducted and Census 2021 is underway”. It is stated that apart from being unjustified with regard to the conclusion of the NRC preparation for the State of Assam (which is yet to be completed), the delimitation process was earlier deferred in 2008 on the grounds that the 2001 census was outdated. The plea notes that as the process of delimitation in Assam, in 2008, had invoked strong opposition in the State, with serious apprehension of breakdown of public order, it was considered that “the issues in regard to delimitation and constituencies in the State of Assam were very serious and sensitive in nature and may give rise to break down of public order on account of serious law and order situation in different districts and more particularly, in the areas which are disturbed areas or very sensitive areas”. The fragile situation in the State is further underlined in the plea by referring to the declaration of the entire State as a “disturbed area” for the purposes of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, with effect from 28.08.2019, for a period of 6 months. “In an unusual coincidence, this period of 6 months had come to an end on the very day the impugned order for delimitation was issued”. In light of the above, the plea seeks for the quashing of the impugned order on grounds of violating Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India. “…the impugned Order is liable to be quashed as being in violation of Article 14, 19 and Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which guarantee equality, the right to life and freedom of speech and expression respectively. The impugned order seeks to resume an exercise of delimitation, ideally to be conducted on the most recent census, but here it is based on stale and old figures of Census 2001”. A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, R. Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna heard the matter and issued notice on the same. A similar plea had been filed in May 2020 by Advocates Mustafa Khadam Hussain and Ibad Mushtaq on behalf of Petitioners Brelitha Marak and Bhanu Jay Rabha. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Bobde had heard Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal for the Petitioners and issued notice in the plea.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more