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

Benitez stands by team selection

first_img Press Association The defeat means Chelsea dropped below London rivals Tottenham into fourth place in the table but with five games in a two-week period – including both legs of a Europa League quarter-final with Rubin Kazan – Benitez feels his side are still in the hunt for both a top-four finish and silverware. “I have confidence that we will finish in the top four and maybe we can win one or two trophies,” he added. “I have the belief and the confidence in these players because they have the quality and if they realise that we have to start games with the same intensity as the second half (against Southampton), we can beat anyone.” Chelsea have already played 54 games this season and the Blues’ players are no strangers to the rigours of playing midweek games off the back of league fixtures. But Benitez feels the proximity of the FA Cup replay against United – with the winners to face Manchester City in a Wembley semi-final – makes for difficult preparation. “This one is so close,” he said. “48 hours, less than 48 hours, you have to make decisions. If you have three days, four days you can manage in a different way. But two days between games is not easy. “It (the performance against United) has to be good. Everybody knows this is a massive game against a very good side in a massive competition. It has to be positive for the players.” Chelsea were without Juan Mata for the defeat at Southampton with the 24-year-old missing through illness. Mata has struck 18 goals in all competitions this season and is likely to return to face United but Gary Cahill, who is carrying a knee injury, is not expected to be fit in time. The FA Cup quarter-final replay against United comes less than 48 hours after the Barclays Premier League loss against the Saints. Benitez made seven changes for the trip to St Mary’s and the gamble backfired as goals from Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert earned Southampton the victory, with returning skipper John Terry briefly levelling the scoreline in the first half. “You have to make decisions and use the squad,” he said. “Southampton is a good team on one level and Manchester United is another team on another level. In the league, you have more games to play and will be going to the end. In the FA Cup you have one game and you will be out. You have to find the balance for players who are playing more games or less games.” center_img Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has stood by his team selection for the 2-1 defeat at Southampton on Saturday as he prepares for Monday’s clash with Manchester United.last_img read more

Thornton School of Music to install songwriter venue

first_imgUSC’s Thornton School of Music is set to introduce the first-ever venue designed to cater to the needs of songwriters.The new Songwriter’s Theater is a face-lift of a small 50-seat site built by the School of Cinematic Arts as a sound mixing stage in the early 1980s, according to USC News.This venue comes in light of the rapid growth of the popular music program over the past few years, from a small elective taken by 13 students to a nationally known program.The new 981-square-foot space will house state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting, as well as intricate curtains and lights to give it a retro feel.The theater will also include musical instruments such as a grand piano, a drum set and guitars donated by Taylor Guitars.Vice Dean of the Division of Contemporary Music and founder of the Popular Music Program Chris Sampson said the new venue was needed because of the importance that songwriting has in the study of music at Thornton.“For me, this room symbolizes the way that songwriting has become accepted within an educational environment,” Sampson told USC News. “We value the importance of the song as the place where it all starts. Without a great song, there’s nothing to record. There’s nothing to share with an audience.”Sampson is hoping that the theater will solidify the idea that all elements of the modern-day music industry begin with writing a song, and students’ time in the theater will further their passion for songwriting.The Songwriter’s Theater will open its doors to USC students and alumni from the popular music program, such as singer-songwriter Rozzi Crane, for its inauguration at 6 p.m. on March 24.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to advance to Sweet 16 of NCAA tournament

first_img Published on March 25, 2019 at 2:01 am No. 3 seed Syracuse (25-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) moved onto the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament with a 70-49 win over Fordham on Saturday afternoon. The Orange will now face South Dakota State (27-6, 15-1 Summit League) on Monday at 7 p.m.  The No. 6-seeded Jackrabbits beat No. 11 Quinnipiac. 76-65, in the Carrier Dome before SU faced the Rams. Here’s what our beat writers predict for the matchup.  Nick Alvarez Rabbit season Syracuse 76, South Dakota State 57At points during Saturday’s win, Syracuse showed the team it could be. Its dominant second quarter reminded some of the last time the Orange hosted the NCAA tournament and streaked to the Final Four. I don’t know if I’m ready to change my tournament-prediction — an eventual SU loss in the Sweet 16 to Oregon – but Syracuse will still dispatch of South Dakota State with relative ease.  Eric Black Jacked upSyracuse 81, South Dakota State 75AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf Syracuse wasn’t playing at home, I’d be picking South Dakota State in this one. The Jackrabbits haven’t lost since Jan. 6 and just dropped 76 points on the second-best defense in the country. They’re really good — better than most people likely think they are — and will be far from a pushover for SU. If the Orange take SDSU lightly, they could be in trouble. Syracuse showed flashes of greatness against Fordham, but it’ll need a full four-quarter effort to get to the Sweet 16. I think SU puts it together against the Jackrabbits in a close, high-scoring game and wins for the last time all season. Michael McCleary  Jackrabbits aren’t bunnies Syracuse 77, South Dakota State 72Syracuse is good. Saturday proved that, again. Syracuse is also good enough to advance to the Sweet 16. It’s proved that all season long with how its handled teams in a lower tier of the bracket than the Orange are at. But South Dakota State is not a team that SU should underestimate. It has the top scorer in its conferences history in Macy Miller, and she’s proven she could score at the high level against practically any opponent. SDSU has won the Summit league championship in four of the last five years, and the only year they didn’t Miller was recovering from a torn right ACL. They brought then-No. 4 Stanford down to the wire in the 2016 tournament, and their improved roster this season should give Syracuse a problem. But they’re a problem SU, once again, will prove its ready for. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Legislative Requests Stronger with Regional, Cooperative Approach

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted By: Thurston CountyChamberKey Thurston County organizations have joined forces to push for regional improvements in our area.Improved mobility along Thurston County’s I-5 corridor and the cleanup and recovery of Puget Sound are two areas of focus for the Shared Legislative Partnership.The group was formed in July 2005 under the leadership of the Thurston County Chamber, recognizing some issues require a comprehensive approach for a successful solution.Workgroup members include the Chamber; Thurston EDC; cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater; Thurston County; Port of Olympia; LOTT Wastewater Alliance and Thurston Regional Planning Council.The partners work together on a shared legislative agenda, promoting their causes at both the state and federal levels.last_img read more

Evo-Giants Battle Over Evo-Love

first_imgRichard Dawkins and E. O. Wilson, both atheistic evolutionists, are at odds over the evolution of unselfish love (altruism).  Wilson attributes it to a revised form of group selection; Dawkins to individual selection (the basis of his “selfish gene” theory).    Evolutionists see no difference between the “eusociality” in insect colonies, in which individuals sacrifice themselves for the good of the colony, and human patriotism.  Wilson wrote up a survey in the journal Bioscience that questioned the traditional kin selection theory, according to EurekAlert.  Many considered group selection a dead issue.  Wilson himself admitted that “If you look at the literature of the theory, there are a lot of impressive-looking mathematical models but they scarcely ever come up with a real measure of anything that can be applied to nature.”  In his article, he came up with a revised model of kin selection to explain altruism.    This has not pleased Richard Dawkins, according to an article in the UK Independent.  Dawkins thinks Wilson’s new approach is misleading and vacuous.  To Dawkins, kin selection is just an artifact of individual selection.  Wilson has fallen into a trap of misunderstanding natural selection at the gene level.  The rhetoric between these two giants among evolutionary theorists got heated when Dawkins said, “Evidently Wilson’s weird infatuation with ‘group selection’ goes way back; unfortunate in a biologist who is so justly influential.”    Wilson stood his ground in the battle royale: “I am used to taking the heat, and in the past I turned out to be right,” he said.  Evolutionary theory has had particular trouble with explaining why humans will sacrifice for other people they don’t even know, or for animals.Maybe they would learn more about altruism by practicing it.  It might dawn on them that it could not have evolved.  Give up the weird infatuation with evolutionary theory, gentlemen; you both know that your impressive-looking mathematical models scarcely ever come up with a real measure of anything that can be applied to nature.  Who said that?(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more