Phil Dowson signs new contract with Northampton Saints

first_img“I’m delighted that he has decided to stay at the Saints and believes in where we are taking the club. We are still growing as a team and I’m confident that Phil will continue to contribute fully to our development.” Northampton Saints have confirmed that Phil Dowson has renewed his commitment to the club by signing a new contract.Dowson, 29, has been at Franklin’s Gardens since the summer of 2009. After racking up 128 appearances at former club Newcastle his tally of outings in the black, green and gold has risen quickly and he is just three appearances away from the 50 mark, and the Saints club cap that comes with it.Dowson, who has shown his prowess in all three back row positions during his time in Northampton, has also doubled his try scoring strike rate while at the club. At Newcastle he scored 16 tries; at Saints he has crossed the whitewash eight times in a third as many games.His consistent excellence in 2009/10 led to a selection in the Sky Sports Dream Team and nominations in the short lists for both the Guinness Premiership Player of the Season and RPA Players’ Player of the Season.He will also go down in club history as the first player to lift a domestic trophy. Dowson leads the team regularly while club captain Dylan Hartley is on international duty, and he skippered the Saints to a 30-24 win over Gloucester to lift the 2010 LV= Cup last March.Dowson had no hesitation in signing a new contract at the Saints and believes that the team is still on an upward curve with the best still to come. TAGS: Northampton Saints “I wanted to stay and the club seemed pretty keen for me to stay, so it was a no brainer really,” he said. “I’ve had a brilliant two years here so far and I wanted to stay involved. Highlights last season were playing in the Heineken Cup quarter final, whatever the result, playing well in the Premiership and the confidence and belief in the guys around you. And the LV= Cup final, obviously. I thought that Northampton was the best place to come to win things and we achieved that in the LV= Cup and it was a privilege to be captain that day.“The first impression of the club and the environment was the big thing for me and there is more to come. We set high standards, which come from the top, and the quality of the squad shows that we need to be ambitious. The last couple of weeks have showed that we’re not quite there yet and we’re striving to improve continuously. Off the field things have been good as well. The lads spend a lot of time together, and while we get worked hard there is a good balance in what we do.“To be playing at a club that is well supported through thick and thin is great. The fans are very fair, and it is one of the places in the country that gives the man of the match to someone who deserves it no matter which team they’re playing for. It is a true rugby club that I’m proud to be a part of.”Director of rugby Jim Mallinder is delighted that Dowson is staying at the club for the foreseeable future.“Phil has been an excellent addition to our squad in the year-and-a-half he has been at Franklin’s Gardens so far,” he said. “He quickly became one of the senior players in the squad and shows his leadership skills on and off the pitch. He is also a very talented player who fits into the style of play we try to achieve here, with pace, power and good skill with the ball in hand. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

After royal wedding media blitz, Presiding Bishop spurs Episcopalians to…

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 2, 2018 at 6:11 pm While I liked the PB’s message, more important is that people live the gospel. Having recently left the church after 53 years as an Episcopalian, I have seen far too often that talk is cheap, but actions fall far short. TEC talks a good game, but it lacks the will to turn the words into reality. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN May 21 was a busy day for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. He appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The View” and NBC’s “Today” to talk about the royal wedding.[Episcopal News Service] May was quite a month to be an Episcopalian.For the week leading up to the royal wedding, people across the world wanted to know everything about Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, including why the leader of the Episcopal Church would be preaching in the presence of the queen of England. Then on May 19, nearly 30 million TV viewers in the United States alone watched Curry’s sermon on the power of God’s love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For a week afterward, Curry was interviewed or profiled by seemingly every major media outlet, from the BBC to ABC’s “The View” to the celebrity gossip site TMZ.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19. Photo: Reuters/Owen HumphreysEpiscopalians, who have long known of Curry’s talent as a preacher, responded with a mix of joy at “one of us” receiving such attention and hope that Curry’s rising profile would boost the church’s profile – and maybe even help fill the pews.“I think you can’t discount just the kind of euphoric pride that Episcopalians felt,” said Melodie Woerman, communications director for the Diocese of Kansas. After the royal wedding, posts about Curry on her diocese’s social media accounts generated a level of intense interest “like I had never seen before,” she said.Curry did his part to seize this opportunity for evangelism, deliberately turning the conversations in interviews back to Jesus’ message of love’s power to change the world. And days after the royal wedding, in a bit of scheduling serendipity, he joined other ecumenical Christian leaders for a “Reclaiming Jesus” church service, procession and candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C. Though planned long before Curry was asked to preach at Windsor Castle, those events, held on May 24, drew additional news coverage due to his sudden star power.Of course, news cycles don’t last forever. If Curry was granted his Warholian 15 minutes of international fame, he succeeded in extending it by several days. But he, the church and Episcopalians now are faced with the question, what’s next?“Part of evangelism is helping the church to be more visible, just as a practical matter, and the other part of it is the church having a message that is worthy of the hearing,” Curry told Episcopal News Service in a phone interview May 31, recapping the whirlwind of his past few weeks. “And this has nothing to do with Michael Curry. Jesus figured this out. Jesus was right. This way of love is the only way of life. That’s it.”Curry was a viral internet phenomenon once before. His 2012 sermon at General Convention generated plenty of attention within and outside the church and led to his book, “Crazy Christians,” though he has no immediate plans to write a new book now that he is known as the royal wedding preacher.He is more likely to pen opinion pieces on Christian themes for news outlets, “if it helps the cause of spreading the message,” he said, though the most certain next act for the presiding bishop is simply more of the same. In addition to preparing for the 79th General Convention this July in Austin, Texas, Curry will do what he always does: spend most weeks traveling to various dioceses, meeting with Episcopalians and preaching.He is scheduled to appear at the Diocese of Albany’s annual convention June 8 to 10 in Albany, New York, and will follow that trip by spending four days in the Diocese of Olympia, with several public events in and around Seattle, Washington, starting June 14. Discussion of the royal wedding will be unavoidable but far from the only topic.“The world just recently discovered Presiding Bishop Curry and his amazing ability to make the Gospel come alive. The House of Bishops and many in the Episcopal Church and beyond have known this for a long time,” Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel said in a written statement about the presiding bishop’s upcoming visit. “It will be a priceless gift to have him with us for these four days in June. I hope everyone will find a time to intersect with him at the public venues and hear his message and vision for the Jesus Movement.”Curry is scheduled to preach June 14 at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle and again on June 17 at St. Luke’s-San Lucas Episcopal church in Vancouver, Washington. Attendance, always high during Curry’s pastoral visits, may grow even bigger with even non-Episcopalians interested in hearing him, though the diocese has not altered his schedule at all to take advantage, said Josh Hornbeck, the diocese’s communications director.“While we’re acknowledging the interest that the royal wedding has generated in Presiding Bishop Curry, we also want to make sure that this isn’t our primary focus,” Hornbeck said in an email. “For the four public events we’re holding, we want to make sure our focus is on the things that the presiding bishop is most concerned with – being the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement and the recent Reclaiming Jesus campaign.”The bigger question for dioceses, congregations and parishioners may be whether the attention Curry has brought to the Episcopal Church and to the Reclaiming Jesus initiative will flow down to them in ways that serve the long-term mission of the church and the work of its members. Even if it does, some say there still is plenty of work to be done.Two days after the royal wedding, Jim Naughton of Canticle Communications who regularly works with Episcopal clients posed this question to the private Facebook group for Episcopal Communicators: “So what do folks here think are our opportunities in the wake of the royal wedding?”That elicited nearly 100 comments and replies, ranging from suggestions for Curry’s next steps to ways individual congregations can follow his lead, such as by expressing his message locally with an authentic voice.Katie Sherrod, communications director for the Diocese of Fort Worth and a member of the Episcopal Communicators group, told Episcopal News Service that the royal wedding generated thousands of page views on the diocese’s website, and the diocese has continued to promote Curry’s sermon, as well as the Reclaiming Jesus procession.Curry already was a familiar figure in the Diocese of Fort Worth, especially after his pastoral visit in April 2017, but Sherrod said his greater popularity since the royal wedding is a practical advantage for Texas Episcopalians’ evangelism. When telling their neighbors or strangers about the Episcopal Church, they can say, “Remember that guy who preached at the royal wedding? That’s us.”It may be too much to expect one sermon – even that sermon – will suddenly compel people to seek out their local Episcopal congregations and fill Sunday services across the land, but Episcopalians have the ability to seize Curry’s message in similar ways, said Woerman of the Diocese of Kansas, who also serves as president of Episcopal Communicators.“American culture seems to be in a lot of strife right now, and just to have a straightforward, powerful message of love … I think that is a message that a lot of people in our society long to hear,” she said.But Curry can’t do all the heavy lifting. That was the point made by the Rev. Michael Michie, Episcopal Church staff officer for church planting infrastructure, in a recent blog post titled “Once We are Done High-Fiving, What are We Going to Do?”“The sermon is a call for us to go to the people, not for the people to come to us,” Michie wrote. “That God gave our good bishop this incredible platform is not a license for us to remain in our pews, necks craned wistfully at the front door. What if we took the incredible words he shared to heart and allowed it to birth new ministries?”The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of the Episcopal evangelism resource ministry Forward Movement, puts it another way.“Churches often think that they’re going to advertise their way into church growth or that the presiding bishop will do our work for us,” Gunn told ENS. “But the reality is people hear about Jesus because one person invites another person.”Gunn admits to being swept up in royal wedding fever on May 19, waking up early to watch the hats and hoopla while wearing his own favorite hat, a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap. It didn’t take long after Curry’s sermon to realize the reaction would be huge.Gunn, who writes faith-themed opinion pieces occasionally for FoxNews.com, got a call that afternoon from Lynne Jordal Martin, the opinion editor for the cable channel’s website and a Forward Movement board member. She asked if he could write a column on short deadline and gave him the headline in advance: “If you liked the Royal Wedding sermon on Saturday, go to church on Sunday.””Don’t let this moment pass you by. Don’t let love be reduced to a fleeting feeling. Let love sweep into your life and change you. Come to church. Meet people who, like Bishop Curry, are serious about love” #royalwedding https://t.co/QmAComIq2U— Scott Gunn ن (@scottagunn) May 19, 2018He gladly wrote the column. Unfortunately, however, not all churches are equipped to take advantage of a royal wedding moment, Gunn told ENS.“Sadly, too many of our churches are just not welcoming,” he said. “We think we are, but we’re nice to people who are already in the club. We’re not hospitable to strangers who come through our doors, and we’re terrible at inviting people to come through our doors.”That said, he is hopeful that Curry’s royal wedding sermon and his subsequent media blitz will encourage and embolden congregations to improve their own efforts at evangelism. Gunn thought that, even while participating in a lighthearted TV segment, such as on NBC’s “Today” when Al Roker, a fellow Episcopalian, asked Curry to help deliver the weather forecast, the presiding bishop struck the right tone. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN June 1, 2018 at 4:50 pm I am so happy that the world got a chance to see what we are really like in America. Bishop Michael did us proud with his message at the Royal Wedding and in how he carried himself during all of the follow up news shop appearances. To top it all off, he led a peaceful protest in Washington. Compare that to a TV preacher bragging about his multi-million dollar jet. Well done Bishop Michael. 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I’m not a celebrity. I’m not a movie star. There’s nothing about me that’s really interesting, not more than anybody else,” he said.Even so, the Rev. Frank Logue, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Georgia, knew Curry’s royal wedding sermon would be well received, and he set aside time that day to edit video clips of the sermon for the diocese to post on social media.Since then, Logue has followed Curry’s media appearances and noted how the presiding bishop never loses his focus. Even when TMZ asked Curry about the site’s earlier interview with rap star Kanye West, Curry responded in a way that amplified his point about Christian love. Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Evangelism, Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Royal Wedding 2018 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By David PaulsenPosted Jun 1, 2018 “That is brilliant,” Logue said. “They may have interviewed him as a celebrity, but he gave it as a preacher.”Logue, who also serves on the church’s Executive Council, echoed Gunn and Michie in stressing that individual congregations and Episcopalians still need to do the hard work of making connections in their own communities. But it also is remarkable seeing the effect of Curry’s sermon in daily life.“What I noticed right away in the days following, walking around in a clerical collar in Georgia, people kept bringing that sermon up to me. ‘Did you happen to see the royal wedding?’” he recalled. These often were strangers who didn’t even know at first that Logue was of the same denomination as the preacher who had so impressed them.“A challenge is, he’s taken on the role of chief evangelism officer of the Episcopal Church,” Logue said. “But if this is going to be a movement, we need bishops to be chief evangelism officers of their dioceses, priests to be chief evangelism officers of their congregations and parishioners to be chief evangelism officers of their families and their workplaces.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Eric Bonetti says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Priest takes the Gospel to the streets of rural Ontario

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Priest takes the Gospel to the streets of rural Ontario TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags “They bring the agenda to the table, not me; I’m just a presence,” the Rev. Stephen Martin says. “Ninety-five per cent of the time, when conversations come about faith and faith issues, they bring it up—not me.” Photo: Contributed via Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] A priest in the Anglican Church of Canada is reaching out to the unchurched by giving services from the back of his SUV in the parking lots of southern Ontario.Since June 2018, the Rev. Stephen Martin, part-time incumbent of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Stratford, and missioner for the Diocese of Huron, has been delivering Church on the Street — a program intended to bring church to people where they are. Twice a week, Martin hits the road and visits communities across the diocese in his specially equipped Ford Explorer — a sort of mobile chapel. He pulls into roadside coffee shops and makes his presence known, talking with anyone who wants to about God — or about anything at all — and even performing services.“I carry my communion stuff with me,” he says. “I can actually put a table into my trailer hitch so I can sit back and make it what we call ‘tailgate church.’”He also sometimes refers to it as “St. Timothy’s of Hortons.”Read the full article here. Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican Communion Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL By Tali FolkinsPosted Sep 24, 2019 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Apopka routs Ocoee 62-7 in season opener

first_img Please enter your comment! Blue Darters score TD’s on 8 of first 9 possessionsBefore an opening night crowd of over 2,000 supporters at Roger Williams Field, the Apopka High School Blue Darters Football team put on an offensive show in overwhelming the Ocoee Knights 62-7. The Blue Darters ran wild in the first half, led by senior quarterback Demetri Burch, who threw 2 touchdown passes (to Jackie Darlington and Damarus August) and ran for two more. Sophomore running back Cornelius Williams also ran for two scores as Apopka went to halftime leading by a stunning 50-7 score.Because of the one-sided margin, the second half was played with a “running clock”, which happens when the score reaches a point differential of 42 or more at halftime or any point thereafter, and the game is played with a clock that continues to run except during time outs, which ends a one-sided affair faster. It’s also called the “mercy rule”.But Apopka was showing Ocoee no mercy in the first half.On the second play from scrimmage, Birch ran 37 yards for a touchdown, and Massey added a 2 point conversion run to give the Darters an 8-0 lead that they never gave back. Before the end of the first quarter, Birch hit Darlington for a 14 yard touchdown pass, and sophomore kicker Collin Proctor added the extra point to give Apopka a 15-0 lead at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter, things got very ugly for Ocoee as Apopka ran off five straight touchdowns.On defense the Darters only allowed one touchdown, while forcing two turnovers – a fumble recovery by junior outside linebacker Kamron Williams and a tipped pass interception by junior cornerback Cayvian Holmes. Both turnovers led to Apopka touchdowns.The Blue Darters (1-0), who opened the season in high-flying fashion, will travel to College Park to face the Edgewater Eagles next week, Friday September 2nd at 7pm. Edgewater is coached by former University of Florida Quarterback Chris Leak, who won a national championship in his senior season with the Gators in 2007. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka High School Football Team Previous articleChristine Moore: “I’m an advocate for these families and I take that seriously”Next articleOn This Day: Japanese prime minister requests summit with FDR Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Your Ethical Business: How to Plan, Start and Succeed in a Company with a Conscience

first_img  22 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2008 | 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. Your Ethical Business: How to Plan, Start and Succeed in a Company with a Consciencelast_img read more

Good Raffle offers games to benefit Northern Ireland charities

first_imgGood Raffle offers games to benefit Northern Ireland charities Charities in Northern Ireland will start generating income from raffles as part of a new initiative to boost income across the sector from society lotteries.Good Raffle CIC has been established to run a new raffle game for Northern Ireland featuring a range of weekly, monthly and seasonal games.It aims to gain widespread participation from the people of Northern Ireland by offering “a decent chance of winning a cash prize”. Each ticket will cost £1 – the legal maximum in Northern Ireland, and funds will be raised towards “a wide range of causes”, with the games funded by raffle players themselves. The jackpot prize will be £25,000, which is the legal maximum in Northern Ireland.Good Raffle CIC has been established following a research study and feasibility plan conducted last year by niFundraising. It has been formed as a not-for-profit social enterprise.It is designed to help newcomers to raffles but also to support charities already running their own games with compliance and best practice benchmarking.Founding director Neil Irwin said:“I have worked hard to establish a scheme with the best interest of charities and game players in mind – mindful of the need to stay within the requirements of our unique Northern Ireland law and ensure it will be both easy to sell tickets and get a chance to win.”Good Raffle tickets will be sold online and offline through Good Raffle kiosks and payment can be taken with cash or credit/debit card, including contactless payments. Tickets are entered at the point of sale.Equipment and support will be provided by Good Raffle C.I.C. including training and support for fundraisers, volunteers and support groups.“This model for running society lotteries is an opportunity to revolutionise fundraising for the sector here across every area of fundraising whether for small and large charities, sports clubs or societies,” Neil Irwin added.He commented that, over the longer term, he hoped Good Raffle would help maximise the legal proceeds limit of £1 million per charity per year. 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: Northern Ireland Raffles  344 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  343 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Scale of society and private lotteries in N IrelandThe niFundraising research round that in Northern Ireland “a huge number of society and private lotteries are being run against best practice, non-compliant and/or illegally”. Irwin concluded that there was a need to help ensure charities comply with their legal responsibilities whilst raising even more money.The same research demonstrated that society lotteries are a huge source of income for charities in England, Scotland and Wales.Good Raffle CIC is inviting charities and clubs to join the initiative. Contact [email protected] Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 August 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

No. 30 TCU cap strong weekend with 4-0 sweep over Iowa State

first_imgTAGSgame wonranking in titleTCU in title TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printThe Horned Frogs complete an undefeated weekend after a sweep of the Iowa State Cyclones at the Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, improving to 12-7 on the season and 4-3 in the Big 12.“Today we played very well,” TCU head coach Lee Walker said. “When you play teams that you expect to win, it’s easy to overlook them, and I thought we acted very professionally today.”With strong winds on the day, the match was forced indoors, where the Frogs quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead, easily capturing the doubles point. The Frogs won the point with a strong performance from the duo of Madison Tedford and Sofiko Kadzhaya, who were the first pair off the court with a 6-3 victory. Seda Arantekin and Marie Norris’ 6-4 win gave TCU the doubles win.On the pairing of Tedford and Kadzhaya, Coach Walker says the team “trusts them a lot because they’ve had so much success this season.” “We paired them randomly at our home tournament in January and they went undefeated, so we’ve kept them as a possible pair all season.”TCU’s strong display continued into the singles matches, winning all three points in straight sets. Donika Bashota won her fourth straight match 6-1, 6-0; Sofiko Kadzhaya won 6-1, 6-2; and Marie Norris clinched the match with a 6-0 and 6-2 victory. The Frogs won the first set on four of the five courts in play, and allowed Iowa State to only win three games between four courts.“It was a confident and dominant performance,” Coach Walker concluded. “We had a great practice yesterday and I think it carried over to today. I am excited about where we are right now.”The Frogs will complete their home slate of the regular season against Texas Tech on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. This match will serve as senior night for the four seniors- Seda Arantekin, Olaya Garrido-Rivas, Sofiko Kadzhaya, and Caroline Wegner. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin What to watch during quarantine TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Facebook + posts I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! ReddIt Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Previous articlePatterson glad to ‘get over with’ spring gameNext articleTrack and Field continues to progress throughout season Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

City is set for change

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCity is set for changeBy admin – October 18, 2012 468 WHILE Limerick awaits the  promised “greater efficiencies and improved service delivery” from what has been termed the “biggest shake-up of local government in the history of the State”, the reality is that further reductions in staffing levels will put Limerick City Council at crisis point in delivering services. Commenting to the Limerick Post, Cllr John Gilligan said that the council had been assured of a €20million saving when it became the first merged authority in the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleHandbag snatch – ‘a mean and nasty crime’Next articleGood news in latest crime figures admin Advertisement Twitter “I predicted there would be no savings and I was right – That sum went down to €7mllion and the Implementation Team now says that  it will maybe be between €2 and €3million, if we’re lucky.”With no definite figures yet released from City Hall regarding further reductions in staffing levels, Cllr Glligan said that while there has been a 20 per cent loss in the past two years, the amalgamation of both councils will lead to further staff reductions.Mayor Gerry McLoughlin believes that while there is “a lot of housekeeping to be done,” the city manager is “moving very fast“We are a catalyst for other councils in the country, in that we are the first n the amalgamation process but Enterprise Boards and other bodies could be disbanded.”Welcoming the Action Programme for Effective Local Government, Limerick chamber, chief executive, Maria Kelly said the reduction of local authorities from 114 to 31 will generate much needed savings“At present, with €850 million in savings and a 23% reduction in staff, the Local Government system has made the biggest contribution to cost savings in the public service. It is now time that the rest of the public service follow suit through further delivery on the Croke Park Agreement.” Email Print Linkedin Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Foreclosure Plaintiffs Win Against Wells Fargo

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Plaintiffs Win Against Wells Fargo Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Homeowners in Florida recently succeeded in getting a judgment in favor of Wells Fargo dismissed, allowing them to reverse a foreclosure action previously decided in the bank’s favor.The case—Hicks v. Wells Fargo—reached the Fifth District Court of Appeals in the State of Florida. The issue turned on the statute of limitations, with the Fifth District holding that the bank’s foreclosure claim was time barred by Florida’s five-year statute of limitations for foreclosure filings, according to the complaint.In the petition for reversal of the prior decision, the homeowners claim that it all began when an initial default occurred on June 1, 2006. At some point, a prior holder of the note sued to foreclose on Sept. 8, 2006, but the case was voluntarily dismissed in 2008. Then, in 2011, the current note holder (Wells Fargo) sent a notice to accelerate to the borrowers. The second foreclosure action did not occur until 2013, which is seven years past the original default date.The appellate court agreed with the borrowers that the 2013 foreclosure action by Wells Fargo is time-barred by the state’s five-year statute of limitations; however, the court noted that the bank is not barred from pursuing new or remaining foreclosure claims that fall within the statute of limitations period.The court wrote, “Despite the previous acceleration of the balance owed in both the instant suit and prior suit, Bank is not precluded from filing a new foreclosure action based on different acts or dates of default not previously alleged, provided that the subsequent foreclosure action on the subsequent defaults is brought within the statute of limitations period…”What is the takeaway from this case? Florida’s statute of limitations period is sensitive and acceleration actions cannot suffice without a timely foreclosure action. However, not all is lost if a bank fails to file on time, as long as they have a new valid claim to bring forth.Click here to read the court’s opinion.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Florida Foreclosure Lawsuits Wells Fargo Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe November 26, 2015 4,460 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Kerri Panchuk Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Building Better Relationships Next: Counsel’s Corner: Mortgage Professionals Lining Up for Defense Against TCPA The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Plaintiffs Win Against Wells Fargo Kerri Panchuk is an attorney and financial writer with more than a decade of experience covering real estate, default servicing, residential mortgage-backed securities, retail, macroeconomics, and commercial real estate. Panchuk graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and texas Tech University, Panchuk previously served DSNews.com as online managing editor/producer and webcast anchor. In April, she rejoined the Fiver Star Institute as executive director of member groups, overseeing the development and growth of the National Appraisal Congress and Title and Closing Coalition. Panchuk is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Sign up for DS News Daily Florida Foreclosure Lawsuits Wells Fargo 2015-11-26 Brian Honealast_img read more

Breaking : CLAT 2020 To Be Held Online On September 7

first_imgNews UpdatesBreaking : CLAT 2020 To Be Held Online On September 7 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Aug 2020 11:30 AMShare This – xThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) has been rescheduled to September 7.The NLU Consortium has decided that a “centre-based ,online computer-based exam” will be conducted for both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates on September 7, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.Admit cards will be available for download on the NLU Consortium website in two week’s time.The Consortium of National…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 Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) has been rescheduled to September 7.The NLU Consortium has decided that a “centre-based ,online computer-based exam” will be conducted for both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates on September 7, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.Admit cards will be available for download on the NLU Consortium website in two week’s time.The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU Consortium) had earlier decided to postpone the exam indefinitely in light of the COVID-19 scenario.Click here to download the notificationRead NotificationSubscribe 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