eCircle offers charity e-mail list hosting

Howard Lake | 15 November 2000 | News eCircle offers charity e-mail list hosting Advertisement E-mail discussion list host eCircle is encouraging charities to use its free services to run e-mail discussion lists with supporters. An e-mail list is of course a key element of developing an online community and driving repeat visits to a Web site. eCircle even has a dedicated staff member to encourage charities,clubs and societies to use its services.Visit eCircle. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  15 total views,  1 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 read more

Chainsaw Safety

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension is presenting chainsaw trainings designed to educate Georgia’s landscape and tree care workers on the safe use of chainsaws. The trainings will be offered between September and December at locations across the state. “A chainsaw is the most dangerous implement that you can buy in a store that does not require any training or a license. You don’t even need to read the manual to operate it,” said Ellen Bauske, public service associate with the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture. “(These) trainings are for people working in the tree care and landscape industry. Tree care workers are often dangerously comfortable with chainsaws. The landscape worker usually doesn’t use a chainsaw. Invariably, they’re inexperienced when they have to. These trainings are designed to get rid of bad habits and establish safe practices. ” The trainings are taught by North American Training Solutions, one of a handful of companies specializing in chainsaw safety training. The classes are approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and funded through their Susan Harwood Training Program. There are four different trainings, each tailored to a different skill set when handling a chainsaw. “A surprising number of people cut down trees from ladders, which is extremely dangerous because you can’t get away from the tree or branch when it falls. We have a chainsaw and ladder safety training,” Bauske said. “We have chainsaw safety and working in the right-of-way. If you’re felling a tree in an urban area, you are invariably felling them around electrical wires. Electrocution is the No. 2 cause of death among tree care workers.” Other trainings focus on aerial lift operations and tree felling. The trainings are free, and lunch will be provided for a small fee. The next training is slated for Aug. 11 in Douglas County. It will focus on technical tree cutting and small tree felling. Other trainings include one in Chatham County, Sept. 1-2; in Brunswick on Sept. 3; in Troup and Spalding County, Sept. 24; in Fulton County, Sept. 30; in DeKalb County, Oct. 8; in Douglas County, Oct. 13; in Gwinnett County, Nov. 12 and Dec. 9 and Lowndes County (Dec. 10). “We are working on more trainings, so call your county agent to find out about the trainings near you.,” Bauske said. To find your local UGA Extension office visit. Authors: Experts/Sources: Clint Thompson is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences based in Tifton.center_img Clint Thompson Ellen M. Bauskelast_img read more

Would you design your own dream home plot if you could?

first_img Homeowners could save thousands switching to better mortgages now MORE: Cattle station sold for massive $35m via online auction “A larger lot gave us the opportunity to build the perfect home in a community right on the water with everything you need on your doorstep.“There is no other place like Newport – to have access to the canals, the lake and to be able to hop on your boat and be in Moreton Bay within minutes is a huge opportunity.” LATEST QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS Waterfront buyers were able to amalgamate blocks to get their dream home right at Stockland Newport.Land buyers in a development in Brisbane’s north have been able to design their own block of land on which to build their dream home.Buyers in Stockland’s Newport project on Brisbane’s Redcliffe Peninsula were able to choose the size of their block under the developer’s new ‘Design Your Lot’ program. Prices are based on the number of square metres acquired.center_img Auction set for epic Gold Coast mansion once listed for $45m Stockland Newport under development in Brisbane’s north.With more than 3,500 sqm of the development facing a 22-hectare lake, buyers had the option of a private mooring and could tweak the size of their water frontage.Stockland senior development manager Blair Britton said Newport’s ‘Design Your Lot’ was created in response to customer demand. “We have had a huge increase in demand for wider block sizes that allow people to build a bigger home and also incorporate a bigger yard, swimming pool, fire pit or space to store a caravan or boat.”He said the program was a first for Stockland and put buyers in the driver’s seat, allowing them to customise their lot to a home design and lifestyle they want to build. Buyer Shane Newcombe said his goal was a large home when he amalgamated his site at Stockland Newport.“While the Design Your Lot promotion is now closed, Newport continues to offer a range of land options, including lakefront blocks, with private moorings, that can be amalgamated for those wanting wider frontage.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoShane Newcombe, who amalgamated his site in Stockland Newport, said his goal was to have enough space to build a large home. “We really wanted to build a big family home, but there weren’t any large blocks available to suit the home we’d already designed. After a lot of searching, we decided to amalgamate two lots in Stockland Newport. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

Monday Night Football Betting Preview: Bengals-Steelers odds, trends, pick

first_imgMORE BETQL: Exclusive wagering tools for tonight’s gameBengals outlookIf the Bengals hope to win on Monday night, they need to give Andy Dalton more help. So far this season, Dalton’s 326.3 passing yards per game ranks second in the NFL behind only Patrick Mahomes. He had a career-high 418 passing yards against the Seahawks in Week 1, but the rest of the team let him down as the Bengals couldn’t hold onto their lead. Cincinnati’s run offense hasn’t helped Dalton much, as they are dead last in the NFL with both 41.7 yards rushing per game and 2.4 yards per carry (a full half yard below any other team). Joe Mixon has just 87 yards rushing on the season with no rushing touchdowns and no runs for 15 or more yards. Through three games,  Dalton has the only rushing touchdown for the Bengals as their offensive line has been putrid at opening up holes.While the offense has struggled to run the ball, the defense has been one of the worst units against the run. The Bengals are allowing the second-most rushing yards per game at 168.7 yards per contest. Cincinnati is also allowing the fifth-most rushing yards per attempt (4.9). Cincinnati’s defense ranks 14th against the pass, as it has allowed opponents to average 237.7 yards through the air. Fortunately for Dalton, his young receivers are improving before our eyes. John Ross III’s 97.3 receiving yards per game ranks fourth in the NFL through three weeks while Tyler Boyd’s 83.3 receiving yards per game ranks 19th. Look for these two players to have big nights on Monday, as the Steelers have struggled in the secondary (see below).The Bengals are looking to change a few trends that have gone against the Steelers and in prime-time matchups. Cincinnati has lost eight straight against Pittsburgh and 11 of its past 12 against its divisional rivals. Since Dalton joined the Bengals in 2011, Cincinnati is 6-15 in prime-time games, including 2-5 on Monday Night Football. Furthermore, the Bengals have lost their past five games against teams from the AFC North. But, despite losing each of its past five games overall, Cincinnati is 6-1 against the spread in its past seven games. MONDAY NIGHT DFS: DraftKings Showdown picksSteelers outlookInjuries have played an impactful role in the young 2019 season for the 0-3 Steelers. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury he suffered in Week 2 against Seattle. Tight ends have also been hit hard, as Xavier Grimble is on injured reserve with a calf problem and fellow tight end Vance McDonald (shoulder) is doubtful to play in this game. In an effort to help quarterback Mason Rudolph at the tight end position, especially with McDonald’s status up in the air this week, the Steelers sent a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft to Seattle for tight end Nick Vannett. With the Roethlisberger injury, all three of the once-vaunted Pittsburgh Killer Bs will be absent for the rest of the 2019 season with Le’Veon Bell on the Jets, Antonio Brown without a team, and Big Ben sidelined for the year. Life after the first two Killer Bs has been a struggle in 2019 since running back James Conner is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry and 97 total rushing yards through three games as the full-time starter. The Steelers rank 29th in the NFL with just 64 rushing yards per game on offense. JuJu Smith-Schuster has 243 yards receiving and a touchdown, but he only has 14 catches on 23 targets. The Steelers need someone else to take the attention of secondaries away from Smith-Schuster, but no other Pittsburgh receivers have over 100 total receiving yards this season. On defense, the Steelers were exposed in Week 1 and have allowed 9.1 yards per passing attempt. Pittsburgh recently traded for former first-round safety Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins to help this unit. While struggling against the pass, the Pittsburgh run defense ranks 12th in the NFL with 4.1 yards per carry allowed and 26th with 139.3 rushing yards per game allowed. The defense is led by Stephon Tuitt, whose 3.5 sacks ranked sixth in the NFL through three games. Despite their recent struggles on defense, the Steelers will look to continue their divisional domination as they are 14-1-1 straight up in their past 16 games against AFC North opponents.Prediction The Steelers enter the final game of Week 4 as three-point favorites against the Bengals, and with a relatively modest over/under of 45 points, bettors could go in a variety of directions in this one. Let’s break down both sides of this AFC North Monday Night Football matchup to help you find the sharpest bets and build your bankroll. The Bengals head to Pittsburgh to face the division rival Steelers on Monday Night Football in search of their first win of the season. The Bengals lost close games in Week 1 and Week 3 against the Seahawks and Bills, respectively, and were blown out by the 49ers in Week 2. Like the Bengals, the Steelers are also looking for their first win of the season. The Steelers were routed in Week 1 by the Patriots and followed that blowout with two close losses against the Seahawks and 49ers in Weeks 2 and 3 when Mason Rudolph took over for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers and Bengals’ defensive units are tied for the third-most passing yards allowed per attempt at 9.1. Only the Dolphins and Giants have been worse so far this season. The Steelers have allowed quarterbacks to average the third highest passer rating in the NFL (116.3) while the Bengals have allowed the seventh highest passer rating (110.3). Both teams also rank in the bottom of the NFL in rushing yards per attempt and rushing yards per game. Both teams have struggled to possess the ball this season with inconsistent running attacks, so expect Rudolph and Dalton to air the ball out quite a bit. BetQL’s NFL Model projects the Steelers to win and cover in a low-scoring battle. The model rates both quarterbacks and offenses with sub-par grades, resulting in the projection.Get all the angles on tonight’s matchup with BetQL’s exclusive NFL betting model!last_img read more