Madopolis launch charity e-card service

 13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 October 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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. Madopolis launch charity e-card service Madopolis.com has launched its charity fundraising e-card service. Designed as the place where you can Make A Difference, it has teamed up with some of the country’s leading companies, graphical content providers and charities. Visitors to the site can send fun, visual messages, business invitations and greetings while simultaneously raising funds for their favourite cause, all at no cost to the sender.Read UK Fundraising’s report. read more

Soccer star Alex Morgan is pregnant with a baby girl

first_img Written by October 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Soccer star Alex Morgan is pregnant with a baby girl Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Soccer star Alex Morgan has other types of kicks on her mind these days — she’s pregnant!The U.S. women’s national team co-captain and her husband, fellow soccer player Serva Carrasco, announced Tuesday that they’re expecting a baby girl in April 2020.A source close to Morgan confirmed that the Orlando Pride forward will intends to compete in the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.This will be the first child for the couple who married in 2014.“We are already in love and we haven’t even met her yet. Newest member of the Carrasco family, coming soon,” Morgan wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her with her husband.“Can’t wait to meet my baby girl,” added Carrasco in his own post.Morgan, 30, made headlines earlier this year when she helped lead the national team to the country’s second straight FIFA Women’s World Cup championship, and advocated for equal pay along the way. According to a lawsuit obtained by The New York Times Morgan and her teammates filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation alleging gender discrimination.“We are standing up for what we believe in,” Morgan told Vogue magazine, “and we’re standing up for other women in sports who aren’t getting opportunities or respect around the world.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Statement to Parliament: Home Secretary statement on immigration detention and Shaw report

first_imgWith permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on immigration detention.As the House knows, our immigration system is made up of many different and interconnected parts. Immigration detention is an important part of that system. It encourages compliance with our immigration rules, protects the public from the consequences of illegal migration and ensures that people who are here illegally or are foreign criminals can be removed from this country when all else fails.Detention is not a decision that is taken lightly. And when we do make the decision to detain someone, their welfare is an absolute priority.The Windrush revelations have shown that our immigration system as a whole is not perfect and that there are some elements that need much closer attention, and that there are lessons we must learn.That’s why I welcome the second independent review by Stephen Shaw into immigration detention, commissioned by this government, which I am laying before the House today. Copies are available from the Vote Office and on GOV.UK.I am very grateful to Mr Shaw for his comprehensive and thoughtful report. It recognises the progress this government has made in reforming immigration detention since his last report in 2016. But it also challenges us to go even further.As the review notes, we have made significant changes to detention in the UK in recent years:Over the past 3 years, we have reduced the number of places in removal centres by a quarter.We detained 8% fewer people last year than the year before.Last year, 64% of those detained left detention within a month, and 91% left within 4.And 95% of people liable for removal at any one time are not in detention at all, but carefully risk assessed and managed in the community instead.In his report, Stephen Shaw commends the “energetic way” in which his 2016 recommendations have been taken forward. He notes that conditions across immigration removal centres have “improved” since his last review 3 years ago.We now have in place the adults at risk in immigration detention policy to identify vulnerable adults more effectively and make better balanced decisions about the appropriateness of their detention.We’ve also strengthened the checks and balances in the system. Setting up a team of special detention gatekeepers to ensure decisions to detain are reviewed. We’ve also created panels to challenge the progress on detainees’ cases and their continuing detention. We’ve taken steps to improve mental health care in immigration removal centres.And we’ve also changed the rules on bail hearings. Anyone can apply for bail at any time during detention. And in January, we further changed the rules, so that detainees are also automatically referred for a bail hearing once they’ve been detained for 4 months.All of this Mr Speaker is good work.However, I do agree with Stephen Shaw that these reforms are still bedding in, and that there have been cases and processes that we haven’t always got right.Now I want to pick up the pace of reform and commit today to four priorities going forward.First, let me be absolutely clear that the government’s starting point, as always, is that immigration detention is only for those whom we are confident that other approaches to removal will not work.Encouraging and supporting people to leave voluntarily is of course preferable. I have asked the Home Office to do more to explore alternatives to detention with faith groups, NGOs and within communities.As a first step, I can announce today that we intend to pilot a scheme to manage vulnerable women in the community who would otherwise be detained at Yarl’s Wood.My officials have been working with the UNHCR to develop this pilot which will mean that rather than receiving support and care in an immigration removal centre the women will get a programme of support and care in the community instead.Second, Mr Speaker, the Shaw Review recommends how this government can improve the support available for vulnerable detainees. Mr Shaw describes the adults at risk policy as “work in progress”. We will continue that progress, ensuring that the most vulnerable and the complex cases get the attention they need.We will look again at how we can improve the consideration of Rule 35 reports on possible cases of torture, while avoiding abuse of these processes. And we will pilot an additional bail referral at the 2-month point. Halving the time in detention before a first bail referral.We will also look at staff training and support to make sure that people working in our immigration system are well equipped to work with vulnerable detainees. And we will increase the number of Home Office staff in immigration removal centres.Third, in his report, Stephen Shaw also rightly focuses on the need for greater transparency around immigration detention. I will publish more data on immigration detention. And, today I have commissioned the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration to report each year on whether and how the Adults at Risk policy is making a difference.Fourth and finally, I also want to see a new drive on dignity in detention.I want to see an improvement to the basic provision available to detainees. The practice in some immigration removal centres of having three detainees in rooms designed for two will stop immediately.I have also commissioned an urgent action plan for modernising toilet facilities. We will also pilot the use of Skype so that detainees can contact their families overseas.Mr Speaker, I am aware of the arguments made on time limits for immigration detention. However, as Mr Shaw’s review finds, the debate on this issue currently rests more on slogans than on evidence. That’s why I have asked my officials to review how time limits work in other countries. How they relate to any other protections within their detention systems. So that we can all have a better informed debate. And ensure our detention policy is based on what works to tackle illegal migration, but is also one that it humane for those who are detained.Once this review is complete, I will further consider the issue of time limits on immigration detention.Mr Speaker, the Shaw Review confirms that we are on the right track with our reforms to immigration detention and that we should maintain a steady course. But Stephen Shaw also identifies areas where we could and should do better.My goal is to ensure that our immigration system, including our approach to immigration detention, is fair and is humane. This is rightly what the public rightly expects. They want rules which are firmly enforced. But in a way which treats people with the dignity that they deserve.The changes I have announced today will help make sure this is the case. I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more

Classic run takes Roth to checkers at HOT’s 20th anniversary fall special

first_imgAnthony Roth raced to an IMCA Modified career-best $4,000 payday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Fall Classic special. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)WACO, Texas (Oct. 28) – Anthony Roth got his first look at Heart O’ Texas Speedway when he pulled in for the Thursday practice session that preceded the weekend Fall Classic special.He had a check for $4,000 in his pocket and a season-ending IMCA Modified feature win when he drove out of the pit area at Waco two nights later.“We were looking to end the season on a high note,” said the Columbus driver, who had been KO’d by a late flat while running second in his final outing in his home state of Nebraska. “We were confident going down there that the car would be good.”Forced to qualify through his last-chance race on Saturday after getting together with another car in the opening night feature, Roth started 11th and had the lead nine circuits into the 30-lapper.“Mainly I used the bottom. I got everybody in (turns) one and two and when I got the lead I went to the top,” said Roth, already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “I got into lapped traffic but was able to find my way around them.”Arizona speedster Brian Schultz, runner-up to Dean Abbey in a photo-finish in the Friday qualifier, was second. Completing the top five in the 20th anniversary event were Justin Radcliff, Kevin Green and Chris Bragg.Roth said Heart O’ Texas was similar to Raceway Park, a South Dakota venue he races at once or twice a year. He’s been bad fast in nine starts in a newly built Razor, winning on season champion­ship night at Beatrice Speedway and sweeping the Iron Cup Weekend at Park Jefferson be­fore the Texas trip.“Four thousand dollars is our career best payday,” said Roth, who had a previous top of $1,555 at Park Jeff’s Salute to Jimmy Cole special this spring. “We’re already looking forward to starting next year with the Arizona Tour. I think it’s going to be a good season.”$1,500 feature winners were Dillon Smith in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Sid Kiphen in the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. Kevin Smith earned $650 for his IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory.Also the winner of the Bryan Mize Memorial at HO’T in September, Dillon Smith won the Fall Clas­sic for the first time despite getting together with lapped car late in the Stock Car feature.“There as no major damage to the car but I was thinking I’d get a flat tire. I was lucky I didn’t,” said Smith, who had a lead of more than a straightaway when the incident occurred. “I’ve raced the Fall Classic for a lot of years and this is my home track. It’s nice to be able to win this race.”He eked back ahead to win by about five car lengths over Andy Roller, 10th starting Dan Day, Ron­nie Warren and Anthony Otken.Kiphen broke the rear end on his ride during hot laps on Friday – his 55th birthday – borrowed another from T.J. Green and got help from Robert Scrivner putting it on.He passed Scrivner to win their heat, then ran second to him in the qualifier. Scrivner led the first 18 laps in the main event before Kiphen got by for the win.“I started to pressure him on the higher line before we ran side-by-side,” Kiphen said. “Luckily, the old car (a seven-year-old Express) did perfect and success.Kiphen had promised his mother he’d win the race for her when she’d called to wish him a happy birthday. Tim Clonch, Scrivner, Green and Chris Cogburn completed the top five behind him“I just ran the car easy and got what I could get,” said Kiphen, who took Scrivner out for Mexican the Tuesday after the Fall Classic to thank him for his help. “That was probably one of my best races.”Kevin Smith scored the 50th win of his career and his first-ever at the Fall Classic.“I’ve been racing 17 years, most of them in a pure stock, some in a street stock, one in a Modified and I finally got at win at the Fall Classic in a Hobby Stock,” he said following his final night of the season in the Eddie Thompson-owned ride. “It was great. I’ve been through years where just about everything that could happen happened to me at the Fall Classic. If you can think of it, it’s probably happened to me.”Smith got out to a big lead early on, dealt with lapped traffic and then won in front of Cory Stone, Hayden Wade, Joe Williams and Cody Stone following a restart with two laps to go.“I grew up here watching my uncle race. It’s great to finally win this race,” Smith said. “It’s amaz­ing, like winning a track championship. I can finally put that on my list of accomplishments.”Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Anthony Roth; 2. Brian Schultz; 3. Justin Radcliff; 4. Kevin Green; 5. Chris Bragg; 6. Eric Tomlinson; 7. Josh McGaha; 8. Raymond McSpadden; 9. Jason Batt; 10. Dean Abbey; 11. Rob­ert McKinney; 12. Chris Morris; 13. Darryl Campbell; 14. Chad Guest; 15. Erik Thorne; 16. Erik Miles; 17. Ken Old; 18. Eric Hughes; 19. Matt Guillaume; 20. Tommy Phillips; 21. David Goode Sr.; 22. Chase Allen; 23. Paul White; 24. Jake Henderson. Stock Cars – 1. Dillon Smith; 2. Andy Roller; 3. Dan Day; 4. Ronnie Warren; 5. Anthony Otken; 6. Joe O’Bryan; 7. Mark Adams; 8. Damon Hammond; 9. Billy Briley; 10. Billy Wade; 11. Robin Batt; 12. Wade White; 13. Travis Norman; 14. Charles Brewer; 15. Don Chamblee; 16. Buck Owens; 17. Benji Kirkpatrick; 18. Kenny Merritt; 19. Justin Wierenga; 20. Jake Copeland; 21. Allen Wil­liams; 22. Tyler Smith. Southern SportMods – 1. Sid Kiphen; 2. Tim Clonch; 3. Robert Scrivner; 4. T.J. Green; 5. Chris Cogburn; 6. Jeff Shepperd; 7. Ronnie Bell Jr.; 8. Jon White; 9. Taylor Florio; 10. Chris Florio; 11. John Freeman; 12. Kevin Manning; 13. Gene Burnett; 14. Mitchell Wachsman; 15. Zac Sydney; 16. Chris Birmingham; 17. Rusty Head; 18. Don Painter; 19. Mark Shipman; 20. Casey Brunson; 21. Michael Maraschick; 22. Ranger Shipman. Hobby Stocks – 1. Kevin Smith; 2. Cory Stone; 3. Hayden Wade; 4. Joe Williams; 5. Cody Stone; 6. Jordan Kornegay; 7. Damian Snyder; 8. Jeremy Hendrix; 9. Stacey Robinette; 10. Eddie Thompson; 11. Shannon Dulock.last_img read more