Distrust in charity management most common barrier to donating

first_img Almost three in ten Brits have never donated money to charity (29%) with distrust in charity management the most common barrier to donating, according to research by YouGov.The  YouGov research found almost a third (32%) think that too much money goes into the administration of charities rather than the causes themselves.Over a quarter (28%) also say that they don’t donate money to charity because they prefer to donate in other ways, such as volunteering or donating goods to a charity shop.Seven percent of respondents said that they have not donated as they felt that the state should do the work of charities through taxation or they simply do not believe in giving to charity (7%).In addition, almost a third (29%) said they have never donated because they have not been able to afford to.However, a fifth (20%) of non-donors say that they are likely to donate in the future.  531 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Commenting on the research, Briony Gunston, Director of Not for Profit Research at YouGov said:“The research shows that there is a significant portion of Brits who have never donated to charity. However, what is encouraging is that the most commonly cited reason for not donating, worrying that administrative costs consume too large a portion of funds, could be less of a barrier with more reassurance and education from charities.”  530 total views,  2 views today Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 18 June 2019 | News Distrust in charity management most common barrier to donating About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Joel Cummins, Jason Hann Join Frank Zappa Tribute Band Cosmik Playground [Gallery]

first_imgOne of the most exciting tributes to the late Frank Zappa is the band Cosmik Playground, which features a rotating cast of musicians anchored by guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) and bassist Arthur Barrow (Frank Zappa). Last night, the two brought in Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), and Aaron Provisor (JMSN) for a wild night of Zappa’s music at TRiP Santa Monica in Santa Monica, CA.The sold-out show saw the band take on a number of favorites from Zappa’s catalog, as well as a couple selections from Umphrey’s McGee, The Doors and more! Fortunately, Steve Rose Photos was on the scene to capture this performance. Check out a gallery of images, as well as the setlist, below.Setlist: Cosmik Playground | TRiP Santa Monica | Santa Monica, CA | 2/11/17Set 1: 555, Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus, Cozmik Playground, I Ain’t Got No Heart, Treacherous Cretins, Love Me Two Times, We Are Not Alone, Inca Roads Solo, Bright Lights Big CitySet 2: Night Nurse, Pygmy Twylyte, The Deathless Horsie, Roadhouse Blues, Free Form, Chunga’s Revenge, Peaches En Regalia, Dear Lord, Montana Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Hep A Threat

first_imgKroger stores in Georgia and across the nation have recalled three frozen berry products because of a possible health risk of Hepatitis A. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension urges consumers to take this recall seriously, as the virus can cause serious health issues.According to the Food and Drug Administration, the recalled products are the 16-ounce and 48-ounce Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley and the 16-ounce Private Selection Frozen Blackberries, all manufactured by Townsend Farms.If you have Kroger frozen berries in your homes, check the codes to avoid potential exposure to hepatitis A, as the virus can survive frozen storage. The hepatitis A virus causes a contagious liver disease that results from exposure to the pathogen, including from food.Hepatitis A can cause a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months. Illness generally occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool.A hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to contaminated food.Those who may have eaten the affected berry product should consult with their health care professional or local health department to determine whether a vaccination is appropriate. Consumers with symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their health care professionals or the local health department immediately.In rare cases, especially in consumers with a pre-existing severe illness or who are immune compromised, hepatitis A infection can progress to liver failure.last_img read more

Playoff birdies earn Turner the Bernard Darwin Salver

first_img22 Mar 2013 Playoff birdies earn Turner the Bernard Darwin Salver England boy international Ashton Turner came from five strokes back to win the Bernard Darwin Salver, the South of England Youths Championship, in a dramatic playoff at Rye. Just six days short of his 17th birthday, Turner (image copyright Tom Ward) carded a closing five-birdie 64 to catch Devon’s Jimmy Mullen on 272, level par, before taking the title spectacularly with birdies on both the playoff holes. “I am really pleased to win and to make a great start to the year,” said Turner. “Although I was five behind with a round to play I still felt I had a chance but I was only one under for the front nine in the final round.” The Lincolnshire lad managed two more birdies before the 15th but turned in a sparkling finish with birdies on the closing two holes to catch Mullen. The 19 year old from Royal North Devon, went into the final round on 203 but returned 69 to leave the door open for the fast-finishing Turner. In the playoff, Turner birdied the par four 15th which Mullen parred, then at the 18th, another par four, Turner sealed his victory with a chip-in birdie. “The weather wasn’t too bad but considering it is so early in the year and they’d had snow, the course was in good condition and I felt the greens were so smooth,” added the lad from Kenwick Park. It was Turner’s first victory since winning the Boys County Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa last August and a boost to his chances in next week’s Michel Carlhian Trophy in France. Leading final scores: 272 A Turner (Kenwick Park) 70 69 69 64, J Mullen (Royal North Devon) 67 69 67 69 (Turner won two-hole playoff) 277 F Sheridan-Mills (Walsall) 72 66 70 69last_img read more

Winter Care For Canines

first_imgFeed your pet additional calories in the winter if it spends a lot of time outdoors or is a working animal. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Use caution when walking or playing with your dog near frozen lakes, rivers or ponds. Towel or blow-dry your dog if it gets wet from rain or snow. A little petroleum jelly on paw pads can prevent cracking. Groom your dog regularly. Short- or coarse-haired dogs may need a sweater or coat. Long-haired dogs need excess hair around the toes and foot pads trimmed to ease snow removal and cleaning.center_img Don’t leave your dog alone in a car without proper precautions. Carbon monoxide can build up in idling cars, and temperatures drop quickly when the engine is off.These tips are brought to you by the American Kennel Club and Animal Services. Contact us at 360-352-2510 or www.JointAnimalServices.org if you see a pet in need this winter. Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesOLYMPIA, WA — Winter’s cold air brings hazards for pets. Keep the following precautions in mind:Don’t leave your dog outside in the cold without available warm shelter. Time outdoors should be limited and monitored Adequate shelter is a necessity. Even garage floors may become extremely cold, so place blankets on floors. Make sure any outdoor bedding doesn’t absorb moisture- frozen blankets can cause hypothermia.last_img read more

Department of Commerce Redesignates Thurston Craft Brewing, Distilling and Cider Innovation…

first_imgFacebook34Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council In October 2015, the Washington State Department of Commerce granted Thurston County Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) status for the Thurston Craft Brewing and Distilling Innovation Partnership Zone and on October 1, 2019, the Thurston EDC received notice from the Department of Commerce that their application requesting the re-designation of this IPZ is approved through September 30, 2023 with the addition of cider.Collaboration and innovation are the dual roads that lead to success in the marketplace. Recognizing the power of partnering with like-minded companies and individuals, Washington has launched Innovation Partnership Zones (IPZ) around the state. In fact, The Washington State Department of Commerce has designated 14 IPZs throughout Washington – each unique and designed to foster collaboration among businesses, organizations, learning institutions, and individuals around a shared goal – boosting commerce through innovation.Craft brewing and craft distilling are growing industries across the country. Thurston County is home to craft brewing, cider-making, and craft distilling companies. These businesses have access to quality ingredients, manufacturing supplies, and distribution chains. Plus, an increase in craft product demand makes it a prime sector for growth. The Mission of the Thurston Craft Brewing and Distilling IPZ is to ensure a world-class source for craft-brewed beers and ciders and craft distilled spirits that are made from locally grown ingredients by independent expert producers and distributed nationally and internationally to great acclaim.Current partners in the project include South Puget Sound Community College, Washington State University Extension, private developers, grain producers, craft brewers, distillers, and cideries.last_img read more

Cape Town bar on world top 20 list

first_img29 June 2012Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar in Cape Town came in fourth on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of “Best New Bars in 20 Cities” worldwide, it was announced in the international magazine’s July issue.The list profiles the best new drinking and dancing hotspots in the world.Tjing Tjing, located in a 181-year-old heritage building in Longmarket Street in the Cape Town city centre, claimed its spot on the list for its atmosphere, music and choice of food and wine.“Enveloped in the wooden mansards of the old attic is an eclectic mix of new and old, local and Asian, with a Japanese shrine-inspired red bar and black and white Tokyo imagery,” says tjingtjing.co.za. “The bar opens up to a lofty outside terrace.”The bar is well known for its music, playing a mixture of electronic and indie music, drawing a hip clientele that ranges from journalists to graphic designers.Tjing Tjing serves a variety of interestingly named cocktails, such as the Ginger Ninja and Asian Persuasion, and has an extensive wine list.There are wine tastings with the bar’s wine suppliers every Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm, with no charge and no bookings necessary.Their food also holds its own. “Our tapas menu boasts sticky Asian-glazed pork belly skewers as a favourite, cheese & charcuterie boards and springrolls,” the Tjing Tjing website says.The bar is located on 165 Longmarket Street.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Windows and Floors at a Pretty Good House in Maine

first_imgThis is Part 5 of a blog series describing the construction of Stephen Sheehy’s house in Maine. The first installment was titled Pretty Good, Not So Big Maine House. The windows are shipped with plastic tape that will get removed later. Instead of trim around the window openings, we decided that the shingles will wrap around the corners. We’re also doing woven house corners.While the crew was working outside, Jon Meade’s guys were polishing the concrete floor. The process is a little like floor sanding, with big machines grinding the floor with ever finer grits, eventually getting to a highly polished look. There has been lots of progress at the job site recently. All of the windows are set into the openings. They are held into the rough opening by steel clips that attach to the window frames and then are attached to the wood that forms the opening. There are six windows on the south side of the living room, with a total opening of about 11 by 11 feet. The fixed windows in the middle were especially heavy, but the guys installed them without any problems.Wide tape is used to seal the inside of the sill to the housewrap. Once the windows are set in the openings, the spaces between the window frames and the rough openings get taped, creating a watertight and airtight seal.Then the window gets trimmed on the exterior to cover the tape and provide a sloped sill to shed water. Stephen Sheehy is the author of a construction blog documenting the process of building a Pretty Good House in rural Maine. GBA has been publishing a serialized and slightly condensed version of Sheehy’s reports. The first installment was published June 15. RELATED ARTICLES Construction blog: The Potwine Passivhaus in AmherstConstruction blog: Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus ProjectThe Pretty Good HouseThe Pretty Good House, Part 2Martin’s Pretty Good House ManifestoGreen Building for Beginners The benefits of double-stud wall constructionAs I’ve said, one of our design goals was to minimize penetrations through the air barriers. Having a good tight house, with minimal air leakage, makes for a comfortable home. Good insulation is important, but if a house leaks a lot of air, the insulation won’t do its job as well as it should.The double stud wall approach, with the primary air barrier attached to the outside of the inner stud wall, allows us to keep most of the pipes and wires on the warm, or conditioned side, of the air barrier and insulation. With the exception of the handful of wires for outdoor lights and receptacles and a few pipes for hose bibs, all of the plumbing and wiring are inside the conditioned space.Another obvious benefit is that with the water pipes inside the conditioned space, we don’t need to worry about pipes freezing in our cold Maine winters.We used scissor trusses to frame the roof. The trusses allow for sloped, or cathedral ceilings, which we like. The air barrier was attached to the bottom of the trusses, then strapping was applied, then drywall. Thus everything underneath the trusses is conditioned space.But it didn’t really make much sense to have very high ceilings everywhere. We decided that on the north side of the house, where the bathrooms, kitchen, main entry and mechanical room are, we’d have flat ceilings. The resulting space between the flat ceilings is a utility chase. There, the electrical and plumbing can be installed.There are real benefits to having a utility chase available inside the conditioned space.First, it is much easier to install pipes and wires. Drilling through the framing is drastically reduced. Installers have a warm and dry place to work. Most of the pipes and wires are inside the utility chase, not in the walls. This makes putting insulation inside the inner stud wall spaces easier as well.Second, as already noted, everything in the chase is safe from freezing.Third, if we ever need to access the pipes of wires, for repairs or if we want to install a new fixture, the space will be easily accessed through a hatch just outside the mechanical room doorway. A blower door test for airtightnessAll this air sealing is time-consuming and thus costly. But if done right, it will pay off in lower heating bills forever. It will also eliminate drafts and make the house more comfortable. While we hoped the air sealing was done well, the only way to know for sure is to test for airtightness using a blower door. Diane Milliken from Horizon Residential Energy Services in Portland came out to do the blower door test.It consist of blocking one of the exterior door openings with an airtight covering. There’s a fan in the covering that sucks the air out of the house at 50 pascals, the standard pressure used for all such tests. Diane explained that 50 pascals is roughly equivalent to a 20 mph wind blowing on all sides of the house.Once the house was depressurized, the moment of truth arrived. Did we measure up to our hopes for a nice tight house? YES!The blower door meter showed that 178 cubic feet per minute was leaking out. The standard method of measuring air leakage is air changes per hour at 50 pascals, or “ach50.” The most rigorous standard I’m aware of is Passivhaus, which requires 0.6 ach50 for certification.We multiplied 178 by 60 to get cubic feet per hour and then divided by the house’s total volume of 18,000 cubic feet to get air changes per hour. Our house came in at .59 ach50, slightly better than the Passivhaus standard and a fifth as much as permitted by the International code. Needless to say, we are pleased. It was a good job by Tom, Brian, Greg, Chris, Joe, Ryan, and Kenny.Since the house is mostly insulated (except for inside the interior stud wall, which gets insulated after all the wiring and plumbing is roughed in) we can use a single electric heater to keep the workers comfortable. Since it has been below zero almost every morning, we have been able to verify that the house is easy to keep warm. A cold and snowy winter slows progressThroughout New England, we’ve had a cold, snowy winter. We finally gave up on doing any more work outside, after about half the siding was installed.Plenty of work is going on inside, though. Most of the insulation is in. The walls received about 9 inches of cellulose blown in between the inner and outer stud walls. Some was blown in from above and some required that we cut holes in the membrane. Later, we taped the holes.Tom and I weren’t happy with the first installation of the cellulose, because it settled in spots and wasn’t dense enough. Tom got the installer to come back and we ended up with what we needed, although it required lots more holes in the membrane. I had been concerned about all those holes, but once we taped them, it looked OK.The next step was to insulate the ceiling. Tom’s guys stapled the same membrane to the underside of the trusses. Then they nailed strapping to hold it in, because we were getting about 2 feet of cellulose (R-70 or so) on top of the membrane and we didn’t want all that weight to blow out the membrane.We temporarily blocked the opening for the main entry door with a piece of AdvanTech (a brand of oriented strand board used for sheathing). We don’t want to put the door in until most of the work is done. Breaking it would be an expensive mistake.Then Tom’s crew screwed drywall to the ceiling strapping. Once that was done, the insulating sub came back and blew the ceiling insulation through an access hole cut into the outside of the house, above the ceiling, under the peak. The hole will become a permanent access door, should anyone ever need to get into the space above the scissors trusses that create the cathedral ceilings. BY STEPHEN SHEEHY Pretty Good, Not So Big Maine HouseSite Work Begins for a Pretty Good House in MaineAt a Pretty Good House in Maine, Siding and Septic Framed Walls and Air Barrier Membranes for a Pretty Good Houselast_img read more

Papi Sarr’s absence hampers Falcons

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES With Sarr rendered helpless on the bench in street clothes, Ateneo took full advantage, giving more touches to its big man Chi Ikeh.Ikeh pounced on the Falcons’ depleted frontline, coming away with 18 points and 17 rebounds. He already had a double-double as early as halftime with 14 points and 13 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards, three more than the entire Adamson team.“Ikeh just dominated us. We had a hard time containing him,” said Pumaren, whose squad was outrebounded, 60-35.Pumaren admitted not having Sarr around was tough, but it’s still not an excuse as to how the Falcons poorly performed and got badly beaten.“I’m one coach who won’t dwell on that. I’ve been coaching for the longest time and you won’t hear from me saying, ‘If this player was here.’ That’s part of my job to make the most out of my remaining 15 players.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Meralco nips Star to clinch playoff berth Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sarr missed the much-anticipated duel between preseason favorites due to a groin injury and it’s still uncertain when he would return.“I want to play next game but everything will depend on the doctor if he will give me the clearance to play,” Sarr told INQUIRER.net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren said his Cameroonian import is still day-to-day.“We always prepare for the worst scenario. If he’s there, that’s a bonus, if not then, the other players must step up,” he said. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s no surprise that Papi Sarr’s absence was a big blow to Adamson in its opening day loss to Ateneo on Saturday.Sarr averaged 14.4 points and 14.9 rebounds per game last season for the Falcons.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more


first_imgPlane talkSometimes you avoid eye contact, sometimes you share a newspaper and sometimes you open up your heart. Here are some in-flight conversations that the nation will remember for long.On January 15When the late Sunanda Pushkar and former minister Shashi Tharoor were having a spat on a flight from,Plane talkSometimes you avoid eye contact, sometimes you share a newspaper and sometimes you open up your heart. Here are some in-flight conversations that the nation will remember for long.On January 15When the late Sunanda Pushkar and former minister Shashi Tharoor were having a spat on a flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Delhi, the then I&B minister Manish Tewari heard it all seated behind.Just Last weekBabul Supriyo confessed how he bagged a BJP ticket for the 2014 General Election. He happened to be on the same flight as yoga guru Ramdev on February 28. As he overheard the Baba discussing ticket distribution, he asked if he could get one too. It was his.When Indira Gandhiwas assassinated on October 31, 1984, Pranab Mukherjee was on the same flight as Rajiv Gandhi-from Kolkata to Delhi. What did they talk about? No one quite knows, but speculation runs rife that it was the in-flight talk that led to Mukherjee’s six-year ouster from power, till he was resurrected by P.V. Narasimha Rao, who happened to be on the same flight but was seated quietly.After a Sleeplessnight next to a loud snorer on his way to London, Amitabh Bachchan had asked the late Dr K. Anji Reddy, chief of Dr Reddy’s Laboratory, “Do you have a drug for snorers?†“No, but I am working on a drug for Alzheimer’s,†Reddy had said, praising him for his role as an Alzheimer’s patient in Black. Donepezil, an Alzheimers drug, has just hit the market.advertisementHISTORY OR HISTRIONICSWhat happens when a film goes back in time to thousands of years? Ask Ashutosh Gowariker, who has decided to create yet another epic movie, Mohenjo-Daro, on the 5,000-year-old city that remains a historical puzzle. A smart choice. The Jodhaa Akbar director won’t face the long arm of the law or people baying for his blood this time around. Here’s what you can expect.What language did they use? No one knows, except that, well, they did not speak Hindi. New research shows their script to be an old version of Tamil. Get ready for a very different Hrithik. He will have to sport a beard, if not a shaved upper lip (say historians), long hair (he looks nice in that) held in place by a hairband or in a bun (Mohenjo-Daro men did that a lot) and wear a toga, with one bare shoulder. Weird, but leaves plenty of scope for the Greek God of Bollywood to show off his muscles. The Censor Board will be aghast if the film is too close to history. Remember the bronze dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro? She had bangles all the way up one arm and nothing else on. Women in those days mostly went around naked or in tiny skirts.Expect a Bond girl moment at the Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro, the world’s first swimming pool, with a skimpily clad heroine stepping out of the water and breaking into a song.But who will be the heroine? A cat fight is on between three beauties-Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha-for the plum role. Check out some ancient figurines. Who do you think has the best chance?HOT, HOTTER, HOTTESTEach of the last three decades has been warmer than the previous one, reports the World Meteorological Organization. And 2014 is poised to become the hottest year on record.ALLAHABADReached 48.3°C in June, the hottest city as an intense heat wave swept across north India.NAGPURMercury soared to 47.3°C, the highest in last 11 years, and one of the highest maximum temperatures in the country.DELHIDelhi hit the highest June temperature in 19 years with the mercury zooming to 47.2°C.ADILABADContinuously above 45°C in June, one of the worst affected in the severe heat wave across coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.KOLKATARecorded the second-highest temperature in a decade (41.2°C), with discomfort index zooming to 67.6°C in June, 13 notches above the comfort level.GUWAHATIMaximum temperature touched 40.1°C, equalling the all-time high of April 1999 and about 9°C above the average of 31°C.MUMBAIFirst time since 1951, the minimum temperature for June rose above 27.9°C.last_img read more