Cards for Good Causes launches online

 33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 1999 | News Tagged with: christmas Digital Trading Charity Christmas card consortium Cards for Good Causes launches its Web site later today. Cards from the 25 member charities plus other guest charities are available for secure online purchase, and are divided into three categories, humorous, traditional, and religious.The site’s e-commerce facilities were developed by Horwath Consulting.The launch takes place in London’s St Bride’s church this morning at 10am and features celebrities Lord Jeffrey Archer and Maggie Philbin. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Cards for Good Causes launches online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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WGST hosts artists’ exhibit as part of theme, intersectional feminisms

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: September 5, 2017Next articleSGA announces X Ambassadors as fall concert Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil Twitter How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Tamera Hyatte printA contemporary artist spoke at a women and gender studies event to share the importance of visual language and images.The event is part of the Women and Gender Studies Program’s (WGST) semester theme, Intersectional Feminisms.Baseera Khan, a contemporary artist who is a Texas native, started her pedagogy at the University of North Texas in Denton as an undergraduate studying drawing, painting and sociology.“I have always been interested in the function of images and how they rest in social spaces whether it be like entertainment television or billboard advertisement,” Khan said.Khan said her experiences as a Muslim woman have shaped her form and influenced her artwork. Khan’s family immigrated to the U.S. in the 70’s, and settled in Texas, which she said impacted her early on in life.“I don’t come from an easy family,” she said. “I think because it was so hard for them to get adjusted in the country, they sort of project that experience onto me.”Her exhibit in Moudy Gallery consists of printmaking, objects, a rock climbing wall and other various pieces.The rock climbing wall is one of her pieces that is embedded with artistic represenations of DNA, such as refugee blankets, hair, wool and gold chains.“It’s really just a kind of collective energy of corners of my body which hopefully can represent a collective body,” she said. “The purpose is to climb that white wall and just exert yourself and push yourself up as high as you can go.”Khan said she hopes her work inspires people to have more power over their own bodies and visual ability.“I’m hoping the work can ignite or engage conversations around people taking ownership for their actions,” she said.She said the representation of more minorities in artistic fields has been beneficial to the progress visual performance.“We have control over the visual politics of what’s going out and the more and more that happens, the more and more agency we have,” Khan said. “We can push this country forward instead of backwards.”Khan’s work and publications can be found at www.baseerakhan.com. Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride ReddIt ReddIt + posts Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ The exhibit by artist, Baseera Khan, in TCU Moudy Gallery is on display until Sept. 21. Photo Credit: Tamera Hyatte Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 6th July

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – July 6, 2018 Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 6th July:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/06news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Previous articleLagergren & Fox lead DDF Irish Open at BallyliffinNext articlePSNI dealing with serious crash on Clooney Carriageway News Highland center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 6th July RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Hot, hot, hot: Resi market sets new price records in March

first_img(iStock)The residential real estate market set all kinds of records in March.The median home price hit an all-time high of $353,000, a 17 percent increase from the same time in 2020, according to a new Redfin analysis first reported by Inman. Forty-two percent of the homes that sold in March netted more than their listing price, also a record high. And for the first time since Redfin began tracking, the sale-to-list ratio was above 100 percent.Despite those record highs, the average listing sold within 25 days. The number of active listings declined in March for the 20th consecutive month, down 29 percent from February and 7 percent from the same time last year.ADVERTISEMENTA mismatch between supply and demand is fueling the red-hot housing market. Some observers have called the sharp increase in housing values a pricing bubble. But Redfin’s chief economist says that’s not the case.“Fundamentals like low mortgage rates and high demand for housing are fueling the record-high price gains, so I don’t believe that homes are overvalued,” said Marr.Still, by some estimates, the U.S. needs four million more homes just to meet current demand, according to mortgage lender Freddie Mac, meaning homebuilders would need to construct as many as 1.2 million single-family homes per year to meet long-term demand.[Inman] — Orion Jones Share via Shortlink Home Priceshome saleshomeownershipResidential Real Estate Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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SUSTO Keeps The Fans Smiling In Columbia [Review/Gallery]

first_imgCharleston band SUSTO, took the stage at a packed New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, SC last night, the second to last stop on their tour promoting the new album, & I’m Fine Today. The band will be out on the road touring with The Lumineers throughout March, but got settled in for a great night of music to the fans in Columbia.Justin Peter Kinkle-Shuster started the night off, serenading the audience with lovely songs backed solely with his acoustic guitar. His short and mellow set was the perfect vibe to get the evening started.Fans were elated when SUSTO finally started their set. You could literally feel the temperature rise as they walked on stage. Fans were in a great mood, dancing and singing along to every song. They played crowd favorites, “Waves” and “Gay in the South” and a rocking version of “Wasted Minds.”Lead singer Justin Osborne, a native of Columbia, SC grew up coming to shows at NBT and played numerous gigs there while he was in Sequoyah Prep School. Osborne claimed the venue was his “favorite fucking place to play” — and it definitely showed. It was a great night of music from this quickly-rising band!Check out the setlist and a full gallery from Ellison White Photography, below.Setlist: SUSTO | New Brookland Tavern | Columbia, SC | 2/23/17Set: Far Out Feeling, Hard Drugs, Waves, Acid Boys, Cosmic Cowboy, County Line, Gay in the South, Havana Vieja, Diamonds Icaro, Friends, Lovers, Ex-Lovers: Whatever , Wasted Minds**, Dream Girl, Jah Werx, Cigarettes Whisky WineEncore: Motorcycle Club, Black River Gospel, Smoking Outside Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Fusobacteria use a special protein to bind to colon tumors

first_img Read Full Story Some bacteria, called fusobacteria, commonly found in the mouth, use a sugar-binding protein to stick to developing colorectal polyps and cancers, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine. While certain fusobacteria have previously been shown to worsen colorectal cancer in animals by the Garrett Lab at Harvard Chan School, this study is the first to demonstrate how they may get to and stick to developing tumors.Understanding this mechanism is an important step toward fighting colorectal cancer, said co-senior study author Wendy Garrett, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard Chan School. It might inform ways of blocking fusobacteria from homing in on colorectal tumors, she said. “Alternatively, and perhaps more importantly, our findings suggest that drugs targeting the same or similar mechanisms of bacterial sugar-binding proteins could potentially prevent these bacteria from exacerbating colorectal cancer.”The study was published online August 10, 2016 in Cell Host & Microbe.Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and microbes have emerged as key factors that influence the development and progression of the disease.Garrett and co-senior study author Gilad Bachrach of Hebrew University used human samples and mouse models to confirm their new findings on fusobacteria.  Other Harvard Chan authors include Nora Ou and Caitlin Brennan.last_img read more

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One of the Top Four Brazilian Drug Traffickers Is Arrested in Paraguay

first_imgBy Dialogo October 21, 2011 Drug trafficker Alexander Mendes da Silva, known as Polegar (“Thumb”), was detained in Paraguay, in a joint operation between the local police and the Brazilian Federal Police, in the Paraguayan border city of Pedro Juan Caballero, the Paraguayan Anti-drug Police announced. Mendes, known as one of the four top drug traffickers most wanted by the Brazilian Federal Police, was detained on the street at a time when he was accompanied by his entire family, María Mercedes Castiñeira, a spokesperson for the Brazilian National Anti-drug Secretariat (SENAD), announced. Polegar, 37 years old, ran a business buying and selling vehicles in Pedro Juan Caballero, and was apprehended with false Paraguayan documents, including a residency permit for the country. Accused of gang development, drug trafficking, and money laundering, among other charges, Mendes had made a spectacular escape from the Federal Police in Rio de Janeiro’s Morro da Mangueira slum in June 2011. On that occasion, he had time to destroy everything in the house so that it would not be used, and he escaped through a prepared pipe in the house’s bathroom that took him to an adjacent river. Castiñeira said that the arrested “narc” could be turned over to the Brazilian Federal Police very soon. Meanwhile, Polegar is being detained at SENAD’s base of operations in Pedro Juan Caballero.last_img read more

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Amid Tears and Anger, House Democrats Promise ‘Deep Dive’ on Election Losses

first_imgRepresentative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the third-ranking Democrat, said the party needed to overcome racial animus in the electorate, and had to shy away from certain far-left policies that alienate key segments of voters if Democrats wanted to win a pair of Senate seats currently in play in Georgia.“Those two seats offer us the opportunity to change the dynamics in the Senate, but we are going to have to win those seats to do it,” he said. He cautioned against running on “Medicare for all or defunding police or socialized medicine,” adding that if Democrats pursued such policies, “we’re not going to win.”Representative Marc Veasey of Texas warned his fellow members against antifracking talk, saying it was turnoff to voters in South Texas: “They hear, ‘Take away jobs.’”But some progressives urged against turning away from liberal policies they argued had galvanized the party’s core supporters.Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington, a leader of the Progressive Caucus, said the “turnout of our progressive base” would be the crucial factor in electing Mr. Biden.“This is a huge win,” Ms. Jayapal said. “We didn’t get the repudiation of Trump we wanted, but we turned out huge numbers of young people, brown and Black people. Don’t be so quick to blame the members who have been responsible for energizing these groups, who will ultimately save the day in the race for the White House.” Updated Nov. 5, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET Ms. Bustos also defended the Democrats’ offensive push deeper into Republican territory, a move that yielded few pickups and some members said left incumbents inadequately protected.Losses for Democrats included freshmen in swing districts — like Representatives Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico, Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Abby Finkenauer of Iowa — but also a veteran, Representative Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota, who leads the Agriculture Committee and has served in the House for three decades.One of the biggest surprises of the election came in South Florida, where Mr. Trump made significant inroads among Cuban-Americans. Along with Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Representative Donna E. Shalala, another first-term Democrat representing the Miami area, lost. Representative Abigail Spanberger, who narrowly escaped defeat on Wednesday in a conservative-leaning district in Virginia that Democrats had also believed secure, chastised her progressive colleagues for embracing the “defund the police” movement and for not pushing back forcefully against accusations of socialism. If Democrats did not acknowledge the election results as a “failure” and change strategies, she said using an expletive for emphasis, they would get “crushed” in future elections.To that, Ms. Pelosi objected.“I disagree, Abigail, that it was a failure,” she said. “We won the House.”Ms. Bustos, who herself won re-election only narrowly, emphasized the success of the so-called front liners, about 40 mostly freshmen Democrats including Ms. Spanberger who hold seats in traditionally conservative districts. While some lost this week, most were poised for victory.“These were seats that were in Trump country, and we were able to hold onto 30 seats that are Trump districts, and that’s no small feat,” she said. “Something went wrong,” Ms. Bustos said, blaming incorrect modeling of the electorate in polling, and promising a “deep dive” on the matter. “They all pointed to one political environment, but voters who turned out looked a lot like 2016.”“We protected the lone firewall in our democracy,” she added. “Now hopefully and probably with Joe Biden to take back the White House, we are now in a position to put our priorities into action because we held on to this fragile majority.”It was a bitter pill for Democrats who had been ebullient only days before about their chances. On Election Day, Ms. Pelosi and Ms. Bustos had crowed about their likelihood of success. Ms. Pelosi cited predictions that the party could pick up five, 10 or even 20 seats and said she was worried about “fewer than a handful of incumbents.” Both women, though, declined to offer their own precise predictions.- Advertisement – Party leaders noted that Democrats appeared on track to hold the House, thanks to hard-fought victories by incumbents in competitive districts, and that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. appeared headed toward a victory, according to seven people on the call who requested anonymity to divulge a conversation that was intended to be private.“We did not win every battle, but we did win the war,” Ms. Pelosi said.But during the call, which lasted three hours and previewed divisions among Democrats over how to wield their power and define their message, Ms. Bustos conceded that things had gone badly awry. She said she was “gutted” and “heartbroken” by the losses.center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement – WASHINGTON — Democrats wept, cursed and traded blame on Thursday during an extraordinary party confab to dissect the disappointing results of this week’s elections, agreeing on little except that they needed a “deep dive” into how they had ended up with painful losses that weakened their House majority instead of the big gains they had boldly predicted.In a caucus meeting held by telephone that was their first group conversation since Election Day, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Cheri Bustos of Illinois, who led the party’s campaign arm, defended their efforts. Democrats expressed frustration over the loss of eight of their members — and a net loss of six seats, with 36 races still undecided — that had left them with a slimmer margin of control.- Advertisement – But by Thursday, one of the incumbents they had not been worried about, Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who was defeated Tuesday night as President Trump won a resounding victory in her Miami-area district, broke into tears as she spoke out to her soon-to-be former colleagues about internal divides in the party.“We have a divided America,” Ms. Mucarsel-Powell said during the call. “Continue to fight for kids or what you believe in, but if you have a problem, pick up the phone — don’t tweet it out.”last_img read more

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Balfour Beatty Wraps Up Dundee Flood Protection Scheme

first_imgBalfour Beatty has completed the £6.5 million Dundee flood protection scheme on behalf of Dundee City Council.The project, which was awarded under the Scape National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework, will reduce the risk of flooding to the new £1 billion Dundee Waterfront area, and protect numerous homes and major roads between Camperdown Dock and Dundee Airport.A variety of materials were used including reinforced concrete, concrete blocks and natural stone to build a new, set-back flood defence wall, as well as flood gates to facilitate pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle access.Iain Lumsden, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s North Scotland Delivery Unit, said: “The local community and visitors to the new Dundee Waterfront area can now fully experience the extensive benefits of the scheme, which will protect numerous nearby properties and roads from the risk of flooding.”“Through Scape’s framework, we have worked closely with Dundee City Council to make a real and sustainable contribution to the local economy, including the delivery of over 600 apprentice hours through the Angus Shared Apprentice Program.”Mark Flynn, Deputy Convener of Dundee City Council’s City Development Committee, added that the Dundee flood protection scheme has been a significant piece of work which has created greater piece of mind for residents and business potentially at risk of higher water levels in the future.last_img read more

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Authorities in Bradenton search for toe-sucking burglar

first_imgDeputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for a suspect who broke into a man’s home and began sucking on his toes.The incident was reported on Christmas Eve in Bradenton, Florida.The victim told authorities that he was woken up by the suspect who was in the process of licking his toes. When he asked the suspect what they were doing, the suspect replied that they was there to “suck toes.” The victim then punched and kicked the suspect in the mouth before and forced the suspect out of the home. At the point, the suspect told the victim that they had a gun and began fondling the victim’s genitals.Eventually the victim was able to contact police but while the victim was on the phone, the suspect climbed on top of the victim’s car and stomped out the windshield before fleeing the scene to evade police.Authorities used a K-9 officer in an effort to track down the suspect but they were unable to locate them.Officials have since taking a DNA swab of the victim’s toes to continue their investigation.last_img read more

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