First monday lottery draw raises £150,000 for five charities

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. First monday lottery draw raises £150,000 for five charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Gaming Research / statistics  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News According to Chariot, “significant levels of player activity… led to a slowing up of the site and a corresponding reduction in sales during the day”. The problems were fixed at 8.30pm yesterday evening, and the draw put back from 8pm to midnight to compensate.Tim Holley, Chairman of Chariot, said: “I would like to apologise to the customers who visted our website on Monday and experienced delays in playing our game before these problems were fixed. I would like to thank them for their patience and look forward to their continued support.”Ticket sales for this first draw “were at the lower end of the Chariot Board’s expectations”, but “they are pleased with the level of registrations in the two weeks since launch.” Britain’s new online lottery, monday, held its first draw last night. Despite some website problems, it raised £150,000 for the first five of 70 charities to benefit.Chariot, the lottery’s operator, said that monday had attracted over 180,000 registered players who had deposited £1.5m, of which a third was played on the first draw. The first five charities to benefit are Shelter, Born Free, The British Heart Foundation, The Royal National Institute for the Deaf and CLIC Sargent. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ag Wants Equal Footing for E15

first_img Facebook Twitter Ag Wants Equal Footing for E15 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Energy Ag Wants Equal Footing for E15 Ethanol and Ag groups charge EPA is not giving E-15 equal footing in the fuel market with E-10 and should correct the disparity right away. Farm and biofuel groups say E-15 is not granted the same 1-pount per square inch volatility waiver given E-10. So most retailers have to either stop selling E-15 during the summer, when ethanol evaporates more, or get a low vapor pressure gasoline blendstock and end up doing neither. American Farm Bureau’s Andrew Walmsley says “There’s a bunch of different options to get more fuel into the marketplace, and that was the original intent of Congress. The blend wall would always have been an issue. It hit a little sooner because of the downturn in the economy, but when RFS was signed into law in 2007 it was intended to put more renewable fuel into the fuel supply. We’ve reached that point and we’ve obviously seen resistance from our friends in the oil industry.”The Renewable Fuels Association has written EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, imploring her to immediately address the disparity and put E-15 on an equal footing RFA argues EPA has effectively made E-15 a seasonal fuel and says there’s no legal or air quality reason to treat it differently than E-10. AFB’s Walmsley says the issue’s also hurting the Renewable Fuels Standard-intended to get more biofuels into the marketplace.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Sep 15, 2014 SHARE Previous articleMaster Farmers Personify Community and Industry InvolvementNext articleHow Will Heavy Rains Impact Late Season Crops Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Frogs continue to progress at fall camp as season approaches

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket ReddIt Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title + posts Twitter Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Facebook Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Previous articleWomen’s, men’s basketball dominate in first Australian matchesNext articleReagor, Snell rise as freshman standouts Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printAfter a week and a half of fall camp, TCU head football coach Gary Patterson is continuing to piece together a puzzle that could potentially turn TCU back into a Big 12 contender. He spoke with media after practice Tuesday about how the team is looking just three and a half weeks out from the season opener.The ScrimmageTCU took the field Saturday for its first scrimmage of fall camp. After practicing for an hour in hot and humid weather, Patterson said that the players were tired during the scrimmage, resulting in an average outing for the team.“We looked really tired,” Patterson said. “Kyle Hicks didn’t go, and Sewo [Olonilua] has been out, so in the running game we were down to Darius [Anderson]. Everybody will be back, but we were very careful.”Patterson said the team worked hard through its first week of camp prior to the scrimmage, another explanation for the lackluster performance.“By the end of our first week, we had gotten after it pretty good,” Patterson said. “So now, we have got to get to Saturday of this week, and we are only on Wednesday tomorrow.”Defensive ShufflePatterson said there are some parts of the defense that are still giving him trouble.“There are two positions on defense that I don’t feel as good about where we are at and where we have to keep getting better and they are [defensive] end and strong safety,” Patterson said. “Everywhere else, the ones are good.”Patterson has moved a couple of his linebackers, a position with ample depth, to defensive end to combat the lack of depth on the outside of the line.“Ty Summers is right now pushing for a starting spot at defensive end, and we also moved Alex Bush to defensive end,” Patterson said. “Montrel [Wilson] has been out, but our linebackers; we have a lot of depth there. They have played well, and when we get Montrel back, it is going to make us even better.”Summers and Bush join Louisiana Monroe transfer Ben Banogu and senior Mat Boesen as notable players at end, with redshirt freshmen Isaiah Chambers and Gary Overshown also looking for spots in the rotation.For Summers, Patterson said that the coaching staff saw the redshirt junior’s ability at defensive end during his first two seasons on campus when he played on the scout team, and he began working on the line again in the spring. He was twice the conference defensive player of the week in 2016 at linebacker, finishing second in the Big 12 in tackles, but the coaching staff sees plenty of upside for him at end as well.“He knows all of our calls,” Patterson said. “I think he had four sacks yesterday, most on effort. Now, he ran with the two’s, so I don’t know what that means, but he had four sacks yesterday and three more today.”Patterson mentioned junior Arico Evans and senior Travin Howard as the starters at linebacker, with the depth coming from Sammy Douglas, Alec Dunham and Wilson.Offensive question marksDuring the first week of camp and during the scrimmage, Patterson said that the receivers did not catch the ball well, but he noted that the receiving corps has looked sharper in week two. For the offensive line, there continues to be a significant lack of depth.“Right now, we just have five,” Patterson said. “We want to get to eight, but right now we have five. We are going to have to get a lot better there. We have had some guys nicked up and some different things, so we’ve got to get better.”At running back, Hicks has continued to see work off-and-on, but he saw plenty of action at Tuesday’s practice according to Patterson. Olonilua hyper-extended his knee earlier in camp and is out of practice now, but he is expected to be back before the season begins.Patterson said that Kenny Hill “threw some really good balls today,” but that he has no gut-feeling for Hill’s season and chooses to judge quarterbacks on game days.Kicker competitionEarly on in camp, Patterson has highlighted redshirt sophomore Jonathan Song and Arkansas transfer Brandon Ritchie as the two front-runners at kicker, and he said Tuesday that the two have a 50/50 shot to start and they both continue to look good on the field.“At the end [of practice], they each kicked at 52-yarder and neither one of them made it,” Patterson said “But they both had the distance, and that is where you start.”TCU will open up the season on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. against Jackson State in Fort Worth at Amon G. Carter Stadium. 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New Year Brings New Parent Education Classes

first_img Community News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program invites the community to two new classes, New Babies and Parenting Your Exceptional Child, starting in early 2016 along with the second semester of all Parent Education classes.For parents wishing their newborn came with an instruction manual, look no farther than Nanette Brown’s New Babies Class. Specially tailored to parents of babies born between August and December 31, 2015, parents will find advice, support and sustenance in a caring group setting. Brown, an experienced instructor and mother of seven, will lead discussions on nursing and nutrition, sleep habits, changing family dynamics, infant safety and bonding with your infant. Group discussions allow plenty of time for parental connection. The New Babies Class will start January 21, 2016 on Thursdays from 11:30 -1:30.Parenting your Exceptional Child (PEC) is a six-week class for parents of K-6th grade children who need encouragement, support, education and resources for parenting their exceptional child (ADHD/ADD, autism spectrum, special needs, highly gifted, adoption or divorce Issues, health or any other exceptional circumstances). Parents will have the opportunity to meet weekly with an experienced Parent Ed teacher, Sloan Walsh, and collaborate with other parents facing the same challenges in raising a child with exceptional needs, gifts and/or circumstances. Discussion topics will include: Parenting Methods for Raising an Exceptional Child, Supporting Learning and Managing School Challenges, Raising Happy Kids Who Thrive, Handling Challenging Discipline Issues, and Understanding Our Children’s Brain to name a few. This six-week class will be held February 3-March 9 on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30.Sloan says, “I love teaching Parent Ed because I have the wonderful privilege of supporting parents in their journey of parenthood. The friendships I’ve had the joy of making throughout the years here are priceless!”Second Semester for LCPC Parent Education’s 12 classes for parents of children 0-18 begins the week of January 25th. To sign up for a class, learn more, or experience a Free LCPC class, go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented or call (818) 790-6708 ext. 205. Classes meet weekly September through May and attract approximately 400 participants from 22 different cities. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada. Make a comment Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuff Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Youth New Year Brings New Parent Education Classes By KATHERINE LOEVINGER Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 | 6:08 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Speech: PM statement at the European Council: 11 April 2019

first_imgI have just met with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, where I agreed an extension to the Brexit process to the end of October at the latest.I continue to believe we need to leave the EU, with a deal, as soon as possible.And vitally, the EU have agreed that the extension can be terminated when the Withdrawal Agreement has been ratified — which was my key request of my fellow leaders.For example, this means that, if we are able to pass a deal in the first three weeks of May, we will not have to take part in European Elections and will officially leave the EU on Saturday, 1st June.During the course of the extension, the European Council is clear that the UK will continue to hold full membership rights, as well as its obligations.As I said in the room tonight, there is only a single tier of EU membership, with no conditionality attached beyond existing treaty obligations.Let me conclude by saying this.I know that there is huge frustration from many people that I had to request this extension.The UK should have left the EU by now and I sincerely regret the fact that I have not yet been able to persuade Parliament to approve a deal which would allow the UK to leave in a smooth and orderly way.But the choices we now face are stark and the timetable is clear.So we must now press on at pace with our efforts to reach a consensus on a deal that is in the national interest.Tomorrow I will be making a statement to the House of Commons.Further talks will also take place between the Government and the Opposition to seek a way forward.I do not pretend the next few weeks will be easy or that there is a simple way to break the deadlock in Parliament.But we have a duty as politicians to find a way to fulfil the democratic decision of the Referendum, deliver Brexit and move our country forward.Nothing is more pressing or more vital.last_img read more

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Cranswick sees 8% sales increase

first_imgSandwich manufacturer and meat producer Cranswick has reported healthy sales growth during the last three months.The Hull-based meat supplying firm, which operates the Sandwich Factory business, known for producing and supplying a range of sandwich products for the travel, leisure and retail markets, revealed the news today in its latest financial results.During the company’s third-financial quarter, in the three months to 31 December 2012, Cranswick reported an 8% rise in total sales, with underlying turnover improving by 7%, which the group said was “underpinned by strong volume growth”.The firm said its new premium pastry manufacturing site, based in Malton, north Yorkshire, is on schedule with the first commercial production due to take place in late spring.Cranswick decided to focus on growing its pastry-products business following news that it has seen a 6% sales growth within this area during the first half of the financial period last year.Meanwhile development of its new pastry facility in Malton, North Yorkshire remains on schedule, with first commercial production from the factory expected in late spring 2013. In a company statement, the board said: “The business has a well-invested asset base, loyal and skilled teams, a great range of products and a strong financial position. The board looks forward positively to the rest of the year and the long-term development of Cranswick.”last_img read more

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Wormtown Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Max Creek, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, TAUK, More

first_imgWormtown Music Festival will return for its 21st annual running at this summer at Greenfield, MA’s Camp Kee -Wanee, set for September 13th-15th, 2019.On Tuesday, the three-day music and camping festival announced its initial lineup with Max Creek, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Zach Deputy, and Pink Talking Fish topping the bill. Wormtown Music Festival will also feature performances by TAUK, lespecial, Satsang, Englishtown Project, Bella’s Bartok, Haley Jane and The Primates, The Alchemystics, John Stickley Trio, Barika, Come Back Alice, Outer Stylie, Steal Your Peach Band, Desert Rain, Rice: An American Band, Band Of Tomorrow, and many more to be announced in the coming weeks!The weekend will also feature activities including cabin jams, kids entertainment and “teen scene,” Fire Wormz Fire Show, the Lupa Zoo, a holistic village, yoga, community bonfires, food and craft vendors, and much more.Tickets for Wormtown Music Festival 2019 are currently on sale now here. For more information head to the festival’s website.last_img read more

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ND, SMC students discuss women’s issues

first_imgFemale students from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s gathered in the Stapleton Lounge of Le Mans Hall on Friday to lead a discussion about ending the 42-year division among women of the two schools.La Fuerza, the Latino Student Alliance (LSA) and the Gender Relations Center (GRC) hosted the event, named UniversiTEA.Caitlyn Jordan La Fuerza president Maria Hernandez said UniversiTEA helped connect the schools and promoted a discussion for students “to work together as women and as a community to make the lives of all people on the campuses more successful.”During the event, many common campus clichés were discussed, including ring by spring and the MRS Degree. In addition to campus stereotypes, the discussion broadened to the topic of women in film, particularly those in telenovelas.Notre Dame junior Kristal Quispe said she enjoys when women are the main actors in telenovelas.“We like us [women] to be seen as powerful and having leading roles,” she said.Saint Mary’s junior Ruby Velasco said film “is seen as a ‘girls show’ if it has more than one female protagonist.”During the discussion, students concluded there is no time for petty stereotypes and hostility toward girls across the street from each other when feminism is a global issue.“There is a need for sub degrees of feminism,” Velasco said. “It is not clearly a gender issue; its gender, race and background.”Notre Dame junior Daniela Nuñez introduced the topic of women embodying characteristics of men to better fit into the work force.“[Women are] not trying to take away the power of men [but are] just trying to earn some,” she said.“We will have to act as a community and a society to create change,” Velasco said.Notre Dame junior Annika Fling said she enjoyed getting to know the Saint Mary’s girls.“I think the unity of women is so much more important than our silly dividers between campuses,” she said.Nuñez said she really enjoyed this opportunity to converse about “the issues we face here locally and as women on a macro side.”“It is important to recognize the negative actions and stereotypes that occur here and take action to discontinue them so that we can really foster a community,” she said.Tags: division, Gender Relations Center, La Fuerza, Latino Student Alliance, UniversiTEAlast_img read more

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Community of Opportunity

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Extension is connecting vegetable farmers and impoverished families in Dougherty County, Georgia. The desired results are improved eating habits for this southwest Georgia community and a new market for producers.As part of the Growing Food Connections program (growingfoodconnections.org), Dougherty County was chosen as one of eight Communities of Opportunity. The five-year program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.“The goal of Growing Food Connections is to build local government’s capacity to strengthen food systems. We are looking to work with local governments to support the development and implementation of policy that supports small- and medium-sized growers and those who are underserved by our current food system,” said Program Coordinator Jeanne Leccese.James Morgan, Dougherty County agriculture and natural resources Extension agent, was instrumental in Dougherty County being selected for the Growing Food Connections program after an extensive search. He submitted proposals, interviewed on behalf of the county and provided a plan of why the program would succeed there.“I tried to show them how I work with farmers, how I work with the local government and other entities, to try to connect people with good food sources and connect farmers with good markets,” Morgan said.As part of the program, Morgan will participate in trainings and webinars designed to enhance his skills as a communicator for area producers, the local government and Dougherty County families. Growing Food Connections will provide technical assistance, regional workshops and will allow Morgan, and representatives in other selected communities, to network and brainstorm ideas to benefit their respective communities.“We’re really excited to be working with Dougherty and see many opportunities that are available in Dougherty. We look forward to being able to network with people and develop relationships in Dougherty County,” Leccese said.To help facilitate change in Dougherty County, Morgan has coordinated a steering committee, comprised of key agriculture personnel and county officials, who will meet and share goals and a vision for the county.“The end result is really trying to tie that farmer to that consumer,” Morgan said.Dougherty County is Georgia’s top producer of pecans, generating $41.2 million in farm gate value in 2013, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. Dougherty County is also a strong producer of corn, growing more than 3,200 acres and generating $3.1 million in 2013.For more information about UGA Extension, see extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

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CVPS electric rates to drop slightly

first_imgCVPS customers will see a slight decrease in their electricity bills starting with bills rendered July 1. Last year, the Vermont Public Service Board approved a 1.15 percent surcharge on bills to pay for the extraordinary costs of the 2008 ice storm, the most expensive in company history.  CVPS has been collecting that surcharge as part of its alternative regulation program, but the recovery period ends June 30.  As a result, the surcharge will end with bills rendered starting July 1.Customers have also been receiving a power cost adjustment credit of $0.00206 per kilowatt-hour.  The credit for the upcoming quarter will be smaller, $0.00089 per kWh.  Combined with the end of the surcharge, the effect is a rate decrease of 0.24 percent starting July 1.For a typical residential customer using 500 kilowatt-hours per month, the net change will reduce the bill by 32 cents, from $77.07 to $76.75.“Though we face rate pressures in the years ahead, according to the Edison Electric Institute, CVPS’s rates are among the lowest of any major utility in New England,” spokesman Steve Costello said. “Elsewhere in New England, the same 500 kWh customer would pay as much as $119.69.”Source: CVPS. 6.10.2010last_img read more

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