first_img Howard Lake | 13 January 2005 | News Rotary GB and Ireland raises £5 million for Asian tsunami disaster Hundreds of Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland have held collections in shopping centres, at motorway service stations and at sports stadiums. In Devon alone more than £300,000 has been raised. 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. Funds raised by Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland for the south Asian disaster survivors have reached £5 million.Funds raised have been used immediately for Shelterboxes, Aquaboxes and Emergency boxes, in direct response to requests from Rotary Clubs in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India. More than three thousand Aquaboxes and over eleven hundred Shelterboxes have been shipped to India and Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Maldives in the last two weeks to provide temporary homes and clean water for 20,000 victims of the Asian Tsunami. Rotary has delivered its aid quickly because it works through its volunteer service club network at the grassroots level: Rotary has hundreds of clubs and thousands of members in the affected countries. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Volunteeringlast_img read more

first_img 21:32 (IST) 00:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The powerplay belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad, they picked two wickets – Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav eventually leaving them in trouble. After 6 overs, 30/2.  Mumbai is making it tough for the host! Four overs still to go, but nearly 50 runs needed where runs have been hard to come by! With Nabi and Hooda still at the crease, Hyderabad fans will be hoping for a turnaround.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 22:22 (IST) 23:21 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: The second of the doubleheader will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have won both their matches in the lead up to their crucial encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday, April 6th. With Sunrisers sitting pretty at the top of the table and Mumbai aiming to bridge the gap, the stage is set for a cracking encounter.  WICKET: Short ball from Bumrah and Nabi couldn’t time it, gets a top edge, straight into the hands of Rohit Sharma. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:13 (IST) Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma are off to a blistering start against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have been using fielding restrictions well. After 3 overs, it’s 19/0.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:27 (IST) 23:00 (IST) 18:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:19 (IST) 20:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In DROPPED! This is rare from Sunrisers Hyderabad. This is very rare! 20:55 (IST) With the first three back to the pavilion, the onus is on Manish Pandey. He has been around for a while, carries a good experience on his back, and yet to deliver – this situation is probably the perfect opportunity to show the talent he has got. After 9 overs, it’s 54/3.  22:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hardik Pandya has joined Pollard now. Can they take Mumbai Indians to a respectful total?After 14 overs, it’s 72/5. 21:07 (IST) WICKET: Alzarri Joseph picks his second! Dangerous Shankar OUT! 20:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs (Kieron Pollard 46, Alzarri Joseph 6/12) 21:38 (IST) WICKET: Krunal is not resurrecting the innings today as he did against CSK. OUT for 6.  That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game. Till then, Tada! Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20 runs from the 19th over! Getting close to a respectable total. The way the pitch is behaving, 130 can be a fighting total and Mumbai is just 13 runs away from that! WICKET: Gone for DUCK! Yusuf Pathan OUT! SRH is committing suicide here! 22:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:41 (IST) 21:42 (IST) 22:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:37 (IST) WICKET: Jason Behrendorff has struck! His first for the night! And Manish Pandey fails yet again! Fourth wicket DOWN! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Ishan Kishan Run Out!! Brilliant awareness from Bairstow. He even fooled Warner at slip, who gestured that it was not out. Kishan pats it towards cover and sets off! 22:46 (IST) WICKET: Slight nip and through to the keeper. Rahul Chahar is seventh to depart! Who would have thought that commentators will say, “Mumbai Indians are favourites here”. Well, as of now, that’s the case. After 14 overs, it’s 76/5. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: First ball SIX. Second ball dot. Third ball OUT. Rashid Khan definitely had the last laugh! Sixth Wicket DOWN! Mumbai Indians 136/7 in 20 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (Kieron Pollard 46, Siddarth Kaul 2/34) 21:33 (IST) TOSS: Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:40 (IST) 21:25 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mumbai, like other teams, are struggling for momentum at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. However, young sensation Ishan Kishan is looking solid. After 11 overs, it’s 61/3.  The way Mumbai Indians is playing, it will be difficult for them to even score 100. They are just not there at the moment. As of now, they are dealing in singles. The score has ticked to 80/5. With four overs still to go, Pandya and Pollard will try to finish between 120-130.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:14 (IST) 23:10 (IST) 21:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: First wicket of the night! And it’s Mohamad Nabi again! Absolutely sensational stuff! Rohit departs! Hello and a warm welcome! After a sensational first game, we are all set for another cracker encounter as Sunrisers Hyderabad host Mumbai Indians for their third home game.  23:09 (IST) WICKET: This time it’s Suryakumar Yadav! Another wicket down.   23:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ishan Kishan, who has been added to the squad in place of Yuvraj Singh is on strike now! This remains to be seen if he can play an impactful inning!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The news from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is – It’s raining.  21:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Another wicket! Sunrisers Hyderabad is on top. Quinton de Kock was looking good today, but yet again, couldn’t convert.  WICKET: Knocked him over! Alzarri Joseph has been sensational today, picks his third for the night! Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul What a day Alzarri Joseph is having! Fourth wicket for him! Rashid Khan out for a golden DUCK!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MILESTONE ALERT: Alzarri Joseph gets five-wicket haul on IPL debut 100 up for Mumbai Indians, finally! 18:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Teams: Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In What a start this has been for Mumbai Indians. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner are back to the pavilion and middle-order of SRH hasn’ hot much opportunities. Can Mumbai Indians pull this off? After 5 overs, 33/2. Well..Well..Well! This is not new in this year’s IPL. Pollard drops a sitter! Manish Pandey survives! last_img read more

first_img Tags: CECAFA Senior Challenge CupCECAFA U17 Girls CupUganda Uganda will host this year’s edition. (file photo)2019 Cecafa U-17 Girls Cup 20199th – 18th DecemberFUFA Technical Center, NjeruUganda has been drawn in group A of the 2019 CECAFA U17 Girls Cup.The tournament which will be hosted by Uganda is slated to run between 9th and 18th of December.This was confirmed on Sunday along with the venue which will be FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.Uganda will tussle it out with Ethiopia, South Sudan and Eritrea for a place in the knock-out stages of the competition.The other group (B), will consist of Tanzania, Burundi and Djibouti.The CECAFA U17 Girls Cup will run alongside the 2019 Senior Challenge Cup which will take place between 7th and 19th of December.The CECAFA U17 Girls Cup GroupsGroup A:Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South SudanGroup B:Tanzania, Burundi, DjiboutiComments last_img read more

first_imgIn the run-up to DeMarcus Cousins’ highly anticipated debut with the Warriors tonight against the Clippers in Los Angeles, Showtime has released a new clip from its documentary on the four-time NBA All-Star.Titled “The Resurgence,” the work-in-progress film chronicles Cousins’ grueling rehabilitation from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered nearly a year ago while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. The brief clip reflects both his frustration and resolve during the long ordeal.“I know …last_img

first_imgAllison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog. Whether you want to build a new home or fix an old one, the way to ensure that you get the best performance is to do the building envelope right. That means installing the right amount of insulation and installing it well, and it means having an air barrier with minimal leakage. But how do you know when you’ve done enough air sealing? How tight is tight enough?I get asked this question every once in a while, and I love to talk about the measures for air leakage anyway, so let’s dive in. First, of course, you have to be able to measure how much air leakage the house has. That’s what a blower door is for.About air leakage unitsFirst, you have to choose how you want to specify the air leakage. The most common unit used by blower door operators is ACH50, which stands for Air Changes per Hour at 50 Pascals. I prefer cfm50 per square foot of building envelope, or better, cfm50 per hundred square feet of building envelope (sfbe). (One cfm50 is a cubic foot per minute with a pressure difference of 50 Pascals between inside and outside.) RELATED ARTICLES Blower Door Basics Blower Door Testers Wanted — Scientists and Engineers PreferredQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersOne Air Barrier or Two?Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Air-Sealing BuckPinpointing Leaks With a Fog MachineDuct Leakage Testing The two reasons for that choice are that (i) air leakage happens at the surface, not in the volume, and (ii) it’s the best unit, in my opinion, to express what a Blower Door is really good at — measuring the amount of air moving across the building envelope at elevated pressure.Please don’t talk to me about ACHnat (‘Natural’ Air Changes per Hour). I loathe that measure! If you’re using a blower door, you can’t measure it; the only ones who can are researchers using tracer gas analysis.Now we’re ready to discuss the actual question: How much air leakage should you aim for? OK, we’re not really there yet. I lied. First, we have to know about your house. Are you building new or fixing an existing home? If the latter, what’s your budget and how complex is the building envelope?New homesLet’s start with the easier one: new construction. The first rule here is that a house can never be too tight. The Passive House program takes houses about as far as you can go with air tightness, and their threshold is 0.6 ACH50. I tested a net-zero house a couple of weeks ago that had less than 200 cfm50 of air leakage, or about 0.5 ACH50. That’s really tight!A target that’s more achievable for anyone — and which the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will require for most climate zones (CZ 3 and higher) — is 3 ACH50. That’s also the level that Joe Lstiburek identified as a good target in his great article on blower door testing new homes, Just Right and Airtight.That number — 3 ACH50 — translates to about 0.25 cfm50 per square foot of envelope, or 25 cfm50 per hundred square feet of envelope. Since roofers have already abbreviated 100 square feet as 1 square, I like the latter form the best. It gets it into a whole number form and is easy to remember. Get your blower door number down to 25 cfm50 per square (or below), and you’ve got a tight house. The house I built ten years ago came in at 14 cfm50 per square (1.7 ACH50).But wait. I can hear you wondering, “Is he saying that this one number, 25 cfm50 per square, is good for every climate zone?” My friend David Butler says that we should consider cost effectiveness and not just apply a “one-size-fits-all” threshold. “We should always ask ourselves which combination of efficiency measures will provide the lowest energy usage within a given budget,” he wrote recently. “The cost-benefit of achieving 3.0 ACH50 would look very different in Buffalo than in Tucson, on multiple levels.”He does have a point, He went on to explain that “in hot climates, I’d rather fight to bring ducts inside (always challenge in non-basement homes) than to arbitrarily specify a 3-ACH50, especially in dry climates where latent loads are negligible.”Lstiburek, a Canadian who lives in New England, thinks the roughly equivalent 3 ACH50 is good because it’s achievable, and it solves a lot of comfort and efficiency problems associated with air leakage. I understand David’s point, but here in Georgia, home builders now have to pass a blower-door test and get their houses 7 ACH50 or below. What we’re finding is that a significant number of builders are getting down to 3 ACH50 in their attempt to meet the code target. Once builders get their crews trained, 3 ACH50 should cost them about the same as 5 or 7 ACH50. Now, if we can just get them to change the target to 25 cfm50 per square!Existing homesThis can of worms is really too big for the little article I’m writing here, but let me try to shed at least a little light on it. The amount of air sealing you’re going to be able to do in an existing home is limited — unless your budget isn’t. Generally, with a good attack on the holes, you can get about a 20% to 30% reduction in your Blower Door number (whether you specify it in cfm50, ACH50, or cfm50/sfbe). Sometimes you can get much more when you add surface area or volume by moving the building envelope.The first thing you want to know here, though, is: How leaky is your home to start with? If you’re already at 25 cfm50 per square, it’s going to be really hard to get a 20% reduction. If you’re at 100 cfm50 per square, it should be a snap to reduce it to 75 cfm50 per square or even lower. The higher that starting number is, the more big holes you probably have in your building envelope.If you’re starting at 100 cfm50 per square, however, don’t count on getting down to 25 cfm50 per square unless you’re doing a deep-energy retrofit. Sometimes deep-energy retrofits are called deep pockets retrofits, for obvious reasons. They cost a fortune! Check out Martin Holladay’s recent post called The High Cost of Deep Energy Retrofits here at GBA.I’ve done a number of air-sealing jobs when I was in the contracting business, and the results varied. Sometimes it was a frustrating 5-10% reduction, and other times it was an easy 20%. The most reduction I ever achieved was about 40% in a house that started with about 120 cfm50 per square. We encapsulated the crawl space and did a lot of work on the kneewalls and can lights on the upper floor.SummaryIf you’re looking to make your home tight and you really want some numbers to go after, here are my recommendations:New Homes:  25 cfm50 per hundred square feet of building envelope (or 3 ACH50)Existing Homes:  Get a blower door test, and try to reduce the number by 20% or more.last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As a part-time college professor, I love Evernote: I can clip articles, make lecture notes and cross reference assignments between different courses. But the more I get into Evernote, the more I see how my students could benefit from using it even more than I do. Here are five top tips for students who want to use the service to organize their class work.1. Capture Those Whiteboards Most of my students have complained about professors who ramble through an equation-intense lecture and erase their scribbles from the whiteboard before students can copy down all of the information. Evernote solves that problem: snap a picture of the whiteboard, save it as a note and actually pay attention to the professor’s explanation.2. Likewise, Handwritten NotesMegan Cotter, one of Evernote’s student ambassadors, still likes to take some notes by hand. In a blog post for the company, she points out that those notes can be saved, along with typed notes, handouts and other course materials, in a simple snapshot or by scanning them and saving them as an Evernote file.3. Set Up A Discussion BoardEvernote has social plug-ins that allow you to share notes and other course materials with classmates. You don’t have to wait for an in-class discussion on an assignment when you can simply set up a discussion board ahead of class.4. Use Web Clippers For ResearchA simple Chrome or Firefox extension lets you clip Web pages for future reference. You don’t have to worry about broken links when you access them later, nor do you have to save all the ads and other distractions. Once a page is clipped, you can add notes and highlight the parts you need.5. Search Your NotesYou have ten minutes before your calculus exam starts but you can’t remember the forumula for L’Hospital’s Rule. Find it fast by searching your notes. Make sure you add plenty of tags to handwritten notes once you save the scanned pages in Evernote so they’ll be searchable as well. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#apps#web Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dave copelandlast_img read more

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ San Beda sticks with Noah, Tankoua for NCAA Season 93 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Smith injured his right foot in the semifinals series between TNT and Ginebra and only missed one game before returning to action.“I don’t think he’s even injured,” joked Fajardo. “We just need to rest and follow the game plan and bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “Fouling out? That’s part of the game,” said Fajardo after the Beermen lost to the KaTropa 102-97.In a game where that went testy to say the least, Fajardo admitted he was quite frustrated but he vowed to leave the loss behind and get to Game 5 with a more positive outlook.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I frustrated a little bit, but that’s just how it is,” said Fajardo who finished with 13 points and nine boards. “The game’s over, we just have to learn from it and bounce back in the next game.”Fajardo, who had difficulty matching up against the heftier Smith, even joked the TNT big man doesn’t seem to be injured. What ‘missteps’? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel center June Mar Fajardo downplayed his premature exit from the court after he fouled out late in Game 4 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series against TNT Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo was in foul trouble early in the game, incurring two in the first quarter alone, and he eventually left the floor with 2:02 left after hitting TNT import Joshua Smith on a shot attempt.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe iconic Yass Touch Knockout will again be held on the Australia Day weekend (24 and 25 January 2009). The biggest touch knockout in Australasia is celebrating 21 years next year and is calling on teams to help them enjoy the party.The six a side competition will hold men’s, women’s and mixed divisions in A and B divisions.$12,000 prize money is up for grabs in the two day knockout which will be held at Walker Park. The tournament which attracts teams from all across Australia and beyond has long been a solid hit-out for teams in preparation for the National Touch League. If you wish to participate in this unique Touch Football event, visit the Yass Touch website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=508&pID=14 or see the attached Nomination Form.Nominations close on Friday, 9 January 2009.Thanks to Rod Wise for providing the article content.Related Files2009_yass_touch_knockout_form_211008-pdflast_img read more

first_imgCody Riley dunks so hard the rim breaks.YouTube/Marcus WilliamsFew basketball players have the raw power to destroy a basketball hoop with a dunk. Add 2017 power forward Cody Riley to that small fraternity. The 6-foot-7 five-star out of California went up for a big slam at this weekend’s 2015 Summer Block Party, and brought the rim down with him. Try not to be impressed by the raw power here—it is impossible. Riley is rated as a four star player by Scout and five stars by Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN. His impressive list of suitors includes offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, UCLA, and USC. He is also receiving interest from Duke and Kentucky.[Scout]last_img

first_imgCardale Jones swings and misses at a softball.Twitter/@STN_Sports Every year, NCAA member schools have to self-report dozens of violations, the vast majority of which are quite inane. Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern reports that the school reported 29 minor violations, six of which came from the football program. The most interesting of them centers on quarterback Cardale Jones’ attendance as a celebrity softball game hosted by Cleveland Browns star Joe Haden.Cardale Jones and Prime Time at Joe Haden’s Celebrity softball game pic.twitter.com/tYUaV2G0Gk— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 6, 2015In one case, an OSU football player was told that he was neither permitted to participate in nor attend the Joe Haden Celebrity Charity Softball game in Cleveland on June 6. However, on the morning of the event he called his position coach and was told he could attend the event but not participate.Because the school had not provided written approval to attend, a violation had occurred. An OSU spokesman could not confirm the identity of the player, but redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones was documented to have attended the game.In response to the violation, a letter of education was provided to all football coaches and staff emphasizing the rules regarding promotional activities, as well as reviewed with football student-athletes.Braxton Miller’s Instagram photo promoting AdvoCare from the spring was also included in the report. It should be noted that there should not be an repercussions for minor offenses like these, but it is always interesting to look at the things that are deemed violations by the NCAA. Many of them are pretty ridiculous.[The Lantern via Eleven Warriors]last_img read more