Howard Lake | 8 December 2008 | News Tagged with: Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxford University has selected Blackbaud Enterprise CRM™ to help it manage the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a European University.Sue Cunningham, University of Oxford’s Director of Development, said: “We were in particular need of a database that could deal with the key requirements of securing and co-ordinating data, a system large enough to facilitate the needs of our collegiate structure and a strong web presence for alumni and friends.”Photo: rahuldluccaBlackbaud’s tools will assist the University in delivering its Campaign for the University of Oxford. Launched in May 2008, this is a £1.25 billion initiative that includes all 38 independent colleges and six private halls.www.blackbaud.com/crm 38 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis University of Oxford chooses Blackbaud Enterprise CRM 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.
to go further News News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest November 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concerns about criminal code reform and electronic surveillance March 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is worried by a bill adopted by the Bulgarian cabinet on 20 October that would amend the criminal code section dealing with “crimes against the national and racial equality” of the country’s citizens. Prompted by Council of Europe recommendations, it would increase the penalties for discriminatory statements in the media to four years in prison and a fine of 5,000 to 19,000 levas (2,000 to 5,000 euros).Instead of applying just to incitement of racial, national or ethnic hatred (article 162-1), the penalties would henceforth cover “all forms of discrimination established by the law and agreements between states.” According to jurists, a total of 23 forms of discrimination are to be found in article 6-2 of the constitution and article 4-2 of the Law against Discrimination. They include not only sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin and physical handicaps but also age, political affiliation, social and material status, and family situationIn statements to journalists, deputy justice minister Daniela Macheva has denied any intention to restrict free speech and says these sanctions will be applied only when the courts find a “continual and affirmed desire” to wage a discriminatory campaign against an individual or group.”“We are very concerned about this bill, which goes far beyond the Council of Europe’s prescriptions and contains too much imprecision as regards its scope,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Subjective interpretation of the new discriminatory elements and criteria could result in the courts punishing the expression of critical views or even investigative reports targeting, for example, the ‘material status’ of government officials, a very sensitive subject in Bulgaria.“Experience shows that attempts are often made in political, business and judicial circles to limit media investigation. The danger of this proposed law turning into legalized censorship is only too real and must not be neglected. There is also a danger that it would reinforce self-censorship, which is already widespread in Bulgaria.“We call on parliamentarians to treat this bill with the utmost caution when it is submitted to them. Amendments must be made to define with much more precision what racial hatred and the various forms of discrimination cover. We also urge them to conduct a dialogue on this subject with the relevant NGOs. They should be in no rush to deal with such a sensitive matter.”In another worrying development, the Bulgarian press has reported an “explosion” in recent weeks in interior ministry requests for detailed mobile phone bills and for access to information exchanges between Internet users. According to the daily Sega, the Sofia regional court has received 3,640 requests of this kind since 10 May, when amendments to the electronic information law were finally adopted after a long wrangle between the interior ministry and civil society. Sega says an average of 24 requests for phone-taps and dozens of requests for surveillance of computer IP addresses are made every day, of which the court rejects about a quarter.According to the law, these requests can only be made in cases involving serious crimes (punishable by at least five years in prison) and must always be the subject of a court decision. The heads of the various police departments can nonetheless obtain detailed mobile phone bills on “emergency” basis without going to court, as long as grounds are submitted to a court afterwards.“We fear an increase in these intercept requests and the possibility that, if applied to journalists, as they have been in the past, they could restrict the right to confidentiality of telephone and Internet communications,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The phone-tapping practised by the intelligence agency DANS in 2008 showed that it was easy for the authorities to sidestep the legal restrictions. We will follow developments in these issues closely.”Bulgaria is ranked 70th in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Organisation Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom News News Receive email alerts BulgariaEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bulgaria December 2, 2020 Find out more
New Orleans favorites Galactic have shared a new single from their forthcoming studio album, Already Ready Already, due out on Friday, February 8th via Tchoup-Zilla Records. The new song, “Touch Get Cut”, features a frequent Galactic collaborator, vocalist Erica Falls. “Touch Get Cut” is a soul-drenched tune, leaving listeners with little room but to tap their foot along to the infectious groove. You can listen to the new song below.Galactic ft. Erica Falls – “Touch Get Cut”[Audio: Galactic]Galactic Releases Official Statements After Purchasing New Orleans’ Tipitina’sProduced by the band’s Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Already Ready Already marks Galactic’s 10th studio LP. In addition to Erica Falls, it features guest appearances from Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw (The Revivalists), Nahko, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already sees Galactic taking a more contemporary approach, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation with their Crescent City funk roots.“Trust me, I loved having Macy Gray and Mavis Staples on our last record,” Mercurio says. “It was an honor to work with them. But there’s something fun about making music with someone not everybody has heard of and end up getting a great reaction to it. There are no preconceived thoughts as to what the song should be like because the listener doesn’t know the artist as well.”Luckily for fans, the recent recording sessions that yielded Already Ready Already generated enough material for another LP due later in 2019, one which Ellman described in the album’s announcement as “possibly more of a throwback thing,” but which will almost certainly morph into something new and wonderful via Galactic’s evolutionary musical vision.Ellman also noted, “I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do. I could say it’s funk or I could say it’s R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it’s all of that.” Added Robert Mercurio, “It’s not that we’re always trying to push boundaries, but we definitely take influence from our hometown and try to do something new with it. We tour all around the world and we’re exposed to tons of elements that filter their way into our consciousness and come out through our music.”Head here to pre-order your copy of Already Ready Already.For tickets and more information on Galactic’s upcoming tour and album, head to the band’s website here.
Norwich manager Chris Hughton does not intend to let anything deflect his side’s focus from getting the wins they need in the final 12 matches to stay in the Barclays Premier League. Chief executive David McNally maintains while Hughton – who oversaw a £20million summer spending spree to strengthen the squad – continues to have the support of the board for now, the situation remains constantly under review and indeed warned that the club were ready to move swiftly and had candidates in mind should they decide a change was necessary. Despite all of the pressures, Hughton insists all he can do is focus on the job in hand, which continues against Tottenham on Sunday. “We are going into the last 12 games of the season and it is a great challenge for us, as it is for another eight or nine teams around us, and we have got to make sure we really look forwards to that challenge,” said Hughton, who was visiting the Railway Children charity near Kings Cross, with Norwich club sponsors Aviva set to donate £1 to the cause, which helps get homeless kids off the street, for every tweet received during Sunday’s match at Carrow Road when the organisation’s logo will be on the players’ shirts. “In a division which has seen a bottom 10 close to each other and where a three-point win can see you move up the division, as we have seen in recent weeks, you have to keep focused and ours will be on winning as many games as we can.” Hughton added: “It is a results business and there are going to be periods where results are going better at other times, that has been shown with clubs that are in the bottom three who at another stage are not. “You have to look forwards to the next game and make sure that is the best opportunity to get points, so we will continue to do that and our best opportunity is a home game against Tottenham.” Norwich’s main issues this season have been a lack of goals, with just 19 in the league – club-record £8million signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel failing to find the net since the opening day. Hughton, though, is confident the results will follow if Norwich continue to produce consistent performances. Following a run of just one win in 11 league games, the Canaries have slipped down the table and are now just one point above 18th place. With their relegation rivals having changed managers in an attempt to kickstart a survival charge – basement club Fulham last week dramatically axing Rene Meulensteen and replacing him with former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath – Hughton is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next man relieved of his duties. “If we are able to maintain the standard of our play over the last three games, then we will certainly give ourselves every chance,” he said. “The areas where we have found it difficult is getting those goals which we have needed. “But I don’t think anybody seeing us in the last three games would fault our endeavour in trying to get the wins.” Press Association
ELLSWORTH — Despite having the No. 1 seed, the Boston Celtics are trailing the Chicago Bulls two games to none in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals after tonight’s 111-97 loss at TD Garden.Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade had 22 points each for the Bulls, who shot 51.1 percent overall and 40 percent from 3-point range. Center Robin Lopez added 18 points. For the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder scored 20 and 16 points, respectively.The Bulls had previously beaten the Celtics 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday behind 30 points from Butler and 19 from forward Bobby Portis. Thomas had 33 points for the Celtics despite playing the day after the death of his sister, Chyna.The Celtics now become the first No. 1 seed to lose the first two games in the first round since the 1993 Phoenix Suns, who later came back to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. The next game in the series will be played in Chicago at 7 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, April 21.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
Boxing’s biggest free agent has a new home.Gennady Golovkin has agreed to a six-fight deal with DAZN that will see the former unified middleweight world champion fight out the rest of his career on the streaming platform. The deal is a partnership between DAZN and GGG Promotions in which the hard-hitting native of Kazakhstan will compete twice a year over the next three years, with his first fight in June against an opponent to be determined. No details regarding the worth of the contract were announced.A press event will take place next week in Los Angeles as Golovkin and Skipper will discuss the partnership. DAZN is part of DAZN Group, parent company of Sporting News. Join DAZN to watch GGG in June and 100+ fight nights a year“DAZN has quickly become the new home of boxing by making the biggest events easily available to the fans,” said Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs). “When deciding on where I wanted to continue my career, DAZN’s global vision perfectly matched my goals — not just for my career but the opportunity to showcase talented Eastern European fighters to the world. Thank you to my fans for all of the loyal support and I look forward to you joining me on DAZN.” DONE. DEAL. ✍️#WatchOnDAZN pic.twitter.com/Jt9A7hjqSz— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 8, 2019 Golovkin was a mainstay on HBO since 2012 and bludgeoned his way to stardom, collecting 23 straight knockouts from 2008 to 2017. The silver medalist in the 2004 Summer Olympics quickly rose to fame and made his debut on pay-per-view against David Lemieux in 2015, stopping him in the eighth round. GGG also scored victories over Kell Brook and Daniel Jacobs, the latter going the distance and ending his remarkable knockout streak. Most notably, GGG engaged in a two-fight war with Canelo Alvarez, who is also signed to DAZN. The pair battled to a highly-disputed split draw in their first meeting on Sept. 16, 2017. The rematch was just as close, but Canelo emerged victorious by a controversial majority decision last September. Golovkin became a free agent when HBO decided to close the doors on HBO Boxing, which left GGG searching for a new network. With a possible grudge match against Alvarez on the horizon, the 36-year-old made the decision to join the streaming platform. “Gennady Golovkin is a generational talent with international appeal,” DAZN Group executive chairman John Skipper said. “We’re confident he will bring his passionate fans to the platform as we produce tentpole events with his team over the next several years.”The announcement sets up DAZN to stream blockbuster fights within the middleweight division for the foreseeable future, with all of the division’s champions and many top contenders regularly appearing on the platform. A list of middleweights on DAZN includes Canelo Alvarez (WBA & WBC champion), Daniel Jacobs (IBF champion) and Demetrius Andrade (WBO champion). Canelo and Jacobs will meet at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 4 (also exclusively on DAZN) and there’s a strong possibility that Golovkin will face the winner later this year.MORE ABOUT DAZN• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?• How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?Unlike many of his recent bouts, Golovkin will no longer appear on pay-per-view. Instead, his fights will be available to all DAZN subscribers at no extra charge. In addition, GGG Promotions will present two cards per year on DAZN beginning in 2020. Golovkin’s fights will be available in all DAZN markets, in addition to his native home of Kazakhstan.
Facebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Rob Rice HomesRob Rice Homes, located in South Puget Sound, Washington began developing Chestnut Village in February of 2013. Rob is unique in that he does both land development and home building. “I’ve been developing residential real estate in the South Puget Sound since the early 1980s. Having built over 3,000 homes in 18 communities, I have the expertise and knowledge to develop a community designed for living. Chestnut Village has expansive open space tracts and landscaping coupled with an ideal location so I’m certain it will be a popular choice for many new home buyers.” stated Rob.This new home community located in Olympia Washington at the corner of Yelm Highway and Rich Road will consist of 107 new homes and is ideally located a short distance to all Olympia Schools and just minutes to downtown Olympia and area shopping.Main floor master and a variety of two story home plans ranging in size from 1,950 square feet to 2,895 square feet will be offered. Homes will be loaded with upgrades including slab granite counters, Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, white millwork and fully landscaped & fenced backyards. Home construction is currently under way in Chestnut Village.Rob is selling new homes in seven other new home communities in the South Puget Sound area. Rob has lived in the South Puget Sound area since 1985 and resides in Olympia with his wife Helena, their two children Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with a degree in architecture and construction management. In his spare time he enjoys coaching his son’s baseball, football and basketball teams through local Thurston County leagues.For more information on Chestnut Village contact Jeanne Tranum at Coldwell Banker Evergreen [email protected](360) 481-2255For more information about Rob Rice Homes communities, please visit our website or find us on Facebook.