TDA to help Alzheimer’s Research UK with legacy review

first_imgTDA to help Alzheimer’s Research UK with legacy review Dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has chosen marketing agency TDA to conduct a comprehensive review of its legacy fundraising activity.Legacies currently funding one third of the charity’s research. TDA‘s Head of Fundraising David Burrows will lead the strategic review, with the aim of recommending approaches to protect and grow the income stream.Carolyn Causton, Marketing Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, explained: “Whilst our legacy income is growing healthily, we recognise that we cannot be complacent. TDA has a proven track record in this area, and we want to work with the agency to develop a more proactive, insight-led approach to maximise our legacy income.”David Burrows commented that with 25 million people in the UK having a close friend or relative with dementia, this gave the charity a good base from which to reach out to potential legacy donors. He added: “We have carried out extensive research looking at the psychology of legacy donations, and we will draw on this in our recommendations for the charity.”www.alzheimersresearchuk.org  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 May 2012 | News 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies legacies TDA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Drop Box for Unused Medicine Now Available 24/7 in Ocean City

first_imgThe Ocean City Police Department announced last week that it has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop Box at police headquarters.The box makes it easier and more convenient than ever for Ocean City residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers.“Project Medicine Drop is a natural addition to our commitment to help improve the public safety and quality of life in Ocean City. It will encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential for abuse presented by otherwise beneficial medications,” Ocean City Police Chief Chad Callahan said.The department’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is located at 835 Central Avenue. Residents may visit the Ocean City Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to dispose of their unused medications.Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General’s effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate pain killers.Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices, and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs. This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply. More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.— News release from the Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

Sutton Foster Talks Younger & Gilmore Girls

first_img View Comments Season two of Younger wraps up on March 23, but before we find out what happens to Liza and the gang, Sutton Foster has a message for her newer fans: She can sing. She can sing pretty well, in fact! While visiting Late Night, the two-time Tony winner explained to Seth Meyers that following her TV Land fame, several people have come up to her or commented on social media that they didn’t know she could sing, or that she should try doing theater. Sutton Foster on Broadway? Imagine that! She also discussed her upcoming project: the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. “I might have cried a little bit,” Foster said about getting to visit and work in the fictional Stars Hollow. Watch these tidbits, plus why Grease was almost decidedly not the word or her and her brother (spoiler: incest), below. Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Women In Ag

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension hosted the Southern Women in Ag (SWAG) Advanced Cattle Workshop this week designed for women and taught by female agricultural leaders in Georgia.Hands-on trainings during the two-day workshop held in Tifton, Georgia was led by UGA Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agents Stephanie Butcher (Coweta County), Tammy Cheely (Glascock County, Hancock County, Warren County), Carole Knight (Bulloch County), Lucy Ray (Morgan County), and Pam Sapp (Jefferson County); along with Katie Hammond, superintendent at UGA’s Northwest Research and Education Center in Calhoun, Georgia; and Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor in the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.The sessions provide tools and lessons to assist women on their farms and to help them step out of their comfort zones.“The agriculture industry is a male-dominated industry. Sometimes that can be very intimidating to females coming in, or they may not feel comfortable asking questions in mixed company,” Knight said. “This workshop provides them with a comfortable place to experience things that maybe they haven’t had a chance to.”Held at the Animal and Dairy Science Farm and Blackshank Farm on the UGA Tifton campus, lessons included how to handle and move cattle through a working facility. Participants learned also about the bovine reproductive system with the help of a calving simulator.The UGA Extension agents taught the attendees how to use basic farm tools, such as how to drive a tractor, hook up to a trailer and operate various pieces of farm machinery.“Some of these lessons can be used beyond just a cattle operation. Knowing how to change oil and check pressure in tires, those are types of things that go a long way in all areas of agriculture,” Sapp said. “It’s important to remember that some of this stuff just comes as second nature for men. Their fathers taught them how to do this and they can just do it. That’s not necessarily the case for women in our industry. Just having an environment where there’s no pressure helps.”Knight and Tucker hosted a forages and fencing session that introduced participants to soil sampling, hay sampling, types of fencing and how to interpret soil and forage analysis. A pasture walk took place at the Blackshank grazing paddocks and highlighted the fencing infrastructure currently under construction as part of the Better Grazing Program Southern Location. Partial funding for the fencing demonstration area was provided through the Georgia Commodity Commission for Beef.“Even if they are scared to step out of their comfort zone, we will push them out of their comfort zone,” Knight said. “We have a lot who come through who say they don’t want to do something, but we’re like, ‘No, but you’re going to. That’s why you came, to learn.’ We make everybody take a turn doing the hands-on activities. Really, I think they appreciate that, to be pushed to do things they wouldn’t have before.”Media training is an important component of these workshops. Butcher, who is a member of the Dairy Alliance Scientific Advisory Board, has experience conveying her story to the general public. She wants to help other agricultural professionals develop that same confidence when they’re talking to a newspaper reporter or giving an interview in front of a camera.“I enjoy teaching others about agriculture, especially those who are not from an agricultural background. I felt strongly that we needed to include something in our SWAG program to cover this, because many times producers are comfortable working with livestock, but they’re not nearly as comfortable talking with people about what they do,” Butcher said. “The purpose of the media training is to give these women tools they need to be able to discuss what they do with people who are two or three generations removed from agriculture.”When Butcher isn’t teaching agriculture programs, she is a farm wife and mother on her family’s dairy farm where they care for 330 Holsteins and Jerseys. On weekends and during harvest season, she can be found feeding calves or helping with the local 4-H dairy heifer show team.Funding for the program is provided by the Georgia Commodity Commission for Beef.For more information about the program or upcoming events, see www.ugabeef.com or www.georgiaforages.com.last_img read more

East Moriches Rapist Gets 25 Years in Prison

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An admitted rapist from East Moriches who tried to hire a hitman to kill his victim so that she couldn’t testify against him was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison.Patrick O’Sullivan had pleaded guilty in February at Suffolk County court to charges of first-degree rape, criminal sexual act, burglary, sexual abuse and conspiracy.Prosecutors said the 23-year-old man wore a mask and carried a loaded rifle when he entered the victim’s Stony Brook home through an unlocked door, fired his weapon twice and tied the victim up with duct tape before sexually assaulting her on the night of Nov. 20, 2012.After his arrest, he thought he could make the case go away by having the witnesses killed. While incarcerated in county jail, O’Sullivan tried hire a hit man to kill the victim and another person he believed would testify against him, authorities said. The fellow inmate contacted alerted investigators instead.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant’s late-game heroics not enough in loss to Spurs

first_imgAfter missing his first six shots and finishing with four points on a 2-of-10 clip in the first half, Bryant scored 20 of the Lakers’ 30 third-quarter points and made three consecutive 3-pointers.“I was happy I was able to get loose a little bit. I felt like the Tin Man for a while,” Bryant said, smiling. “I couldn’t find any oil anywhere to loosen up these joints.”After he made a corner 3-pointer that tied the game at 96-96 with 3:12 left, Bryant turned to the Spurs’ bench and shrugged at Duncan. He just shook his head and joked Duncan offered a “strong whisper,” which was his “version of a yell.”“They were like, ‘No way,” and I said, ‘Dude, I miss the easy ones and make some BS like that,” Bryant said. “I don’t know what to tell you.’ “And after Bryant performed all their heroics, Scott decided to keep him in for the entire third quarter.“I looked at Nick [Young] and said, ‘Maybe you want to go sit back down for a while.’” All of which explained why Spurs guard Tony Parker called Bryant “the Michael Jordan of our generation.” Popovich also compared Bryant’s third-quarter outburst toward “watching Michael.”“You knew that every time you were going to compete against him, you had to bring it,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said in the video. “If not, he was going to make you look bad,Bryant did that without Duncan (right knee) and Ginobili (groin surgery), though the Lakers’ 37-year-old star did not sound too down his final game would not include them. “I’ve played against them for so many years,” Bryant said. “It’s like, ‘Enough already.’” The Lakers experienced their own injuries. Roy Hibbert left early after spraining his left ankle and did not return. Randle also sprained his left ankle after falling on a cameramen. But x-rays for both players came out negative. Randle also appeared in the finals minutes and expressed optimism he could play in Monday’s game in Indiana.“I knew it was just an ankle sprain,” Randle said. “It wasn’t anything that scared me. I knew it was an ankle sprain. I just needed time to heal up. I’m fine.” But as it has been on his farewell tour, everything turned back to Bryant. He considered the Lakers’ matchups with the Spurs “more personal” than the Celtics because they met in the playoffs in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 2008 and 2013, a series the Spurs won 4-3. Unlike the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings, the Spurs’ video tribute featured highlights of Bryant’s greatness even when it came at their expense.“It shows the respect and the battles that we’ve had,” Bryant said. “At times, we’ve gotten the best of them and there have been plenty of times they’ve gotten the best of us but the beauty was in the battles and the struggles between the two; the contrasting styles and personalities. I think that’s what makes this journey we’ve both been on so beautiful.”That beauty then unfolded afterwards. Bryant waved to the crowd that featured plenty of fans wearing purple and gold. He then embraced Popovich, who has gushed about his greatness earlier in the video.“It’s been a pleasure watching you all these years,” Popovich said. Your competitiveness is inspiring. I hope that you’re as successful in your next life as you’ve been in your first one. Good luck to you, man.”Then in the press conference room, Bryant sent a message to the Spurs fanbase that for once had nothing to do with hitting a clutch shot or disrupting their playoff hopes. “I wish I could do something more to express how much they meant to me throughout my career,” Bryant said. “Just thanking them for all the boos and the cheers. It’s been so many great memories here, from winning series and losing series. So sincerely, thank you thank you thank you.” Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge had an open look that gave the Spurs a 105-101 lead with 31 seconds left. Bryant failed to box out Kawhi Leonard after Danny Green missed a jumper with a 105-102 lead with eight seconds left because he “played the percentages” that any Green miss would hit off on the opposite side of the rim. No one fouled the Spurs despite their ability to run out the clock until Bryant fouled Boris Diaw with 2.1 seconds left. But Diaw made one of two foul shots, while officials only granted the Lakers with .2 seconds on the clock.All of which overshadowed the Lakers’ double-digit efforts from Jordan Clarkson (21 points), Julius Randle (15), Lou Williams (14) and D’Angelo Russell (12). Which overshadowed the Lakers trimming away a 13-point deficit and nearly handing the Spurs (43-8) their first home loss in 28 games. Which overshadowed Lakers coach Byron Scott describing the effort as “fantastic.” All of which prevented Bryant from performing something the Spurs often dreaded. “Whether you were up 20 or down 10 or whatever it may be, you knew that he was someone you had to keep an eye on,” Spurs forward Tim Duncan said on the highlight video. “You had to fear because he was going to bring it.”Bryant described the video as “nostalgic.” He described himself as “extremely touched.” Bryant admitted “it’s hard to get into a competitive mindset.” Clarkson, who grew up in San Antonio, even argued the Spurs presented “the best video that I’ve seen all year.”But Bryant still brought it in what Spurs guard Tony Parker likened to “the old days in the playoffs.” SAN ANTONIO >> The highlight reel played endlessly as Kobe Bryant made countless shots. The Spurs then gushed endlessly about his greatness amid a rivalry that has accounted for 10 of the last 17 NBA championships.“He’s obviously skilled, but his professionalism and being responsible enough to do that on a nightly basis has always astounded me,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He’s the guy that is ready to put his foot on your throat and win at all costs every single night.”Bryant fit that job description through 20 NBA seasons. The Spurs captured it all in a tribute video that lasted two minutes and 29 seconds. And then Bryant added more footage in real time. The Lakers still lost, a 106-102 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs ended a short-lived two-game winning streak. Bryant scored 25 points, albeit on 9-of-28 shooting. The Lakers (11-42) also made some youthful mistakes. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more