first_imgOnline auctions – outsourced and in-house AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online auctions are still proving popular methods of online fundraising, and charities are using both in-house and external solutions to run them.Beaumont Hospital Foundation in Ireland is holding a signed sporting memorabilia auction with items from the world of soccer, rugby, Formula 1, horse racing, and golf. The online auction will take place in the run up to the Foundation’s 8th Annual Ball which, on 26 April 2003, will feature the lots as part of an auction on the night.BHF use an in-house auction facility, integrated into their Web site by agency 54 Degrees who were also responsible for the original site design. The agency also helped BHF promote the auction with press releases, posting to relevant online message boards and notification to the BHF e-mail list with a request to pass the word on to friends. They also encouraged sporting Web sites and mailing lists to carry text and banner ad links to the auction. Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 April 2003 | Newscenter_img 54 Degrees say that the “benefits from running the auction on the Beaumont Hospital Web Site include the revenue generated, increased traffic and awareness of BHF, growth in e-mail list, conversion of auction bidders into event participants and donors.”BHF have been running online donations since 2002 and confirm that it generates income internationally. “We get bids in from Hong Kong, the US and other countries for items,” says Kevin Kent, Marketing Co-ordinator at BHF.Meanwhile, in the UK WSPA will be holding a celebrity bear online auction during May 2003 as part of its Libearty campaign to save the world’s bears. They’ve chosen the outsourcing route and are working with online auction company The WSPA auction will include teddy bears donated by Cherie Blair, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Alex Ferguson, Robert Lyndsay, Martin Shaw, Ken Livingstone, and Chris Tarrant.Visit the BHF auction and the WSPA auction. Tagged with: Digital Events 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.last_img read more

first_imgSyracuse has yet to formally announce the coaching staff that will work under the newly-hired Dino Babers. But several of his former Bowling Green assistants have been on the recruiting trail since yesterday, and others have changed their Twitter bios to reflect their new positions with the Orange. Other coaching hires will likely be named in the coming days and weeks.Sean Lewis — co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coachLewis spent the last four years as an assistant to Babers at Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois before that. He was a quarterback at Wisconsin in 2004 before switching to tight end the three years after that. In 2010, he served as the tight ends coach at Nebraska Omaha.Brian Ward — defensive coordinatorWard will coach Bowling Green as the interim head coach through its bowl game on Dec. 23. He is in his first year with the Falcons and has coached at Western Illinois, where he turned one of the worst FCS defenses into one of the best in the Missouri Valley Football Conference before joining Babers’ staff.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMike Lynch — co-offensive coordinator, offensive line and running backsLynch has been on the recruiting trail since Monday. He has worked with Babers for the past four seasons, including two season at Eastern Illinois, where he was a longtime assistant. Before that, he coached at Utah State from 2000-2004.Kim McCloud — wide receivers and assistant head coachMcCloud was formerly a defensive coordinator for Babers, but was promoted to assistant head coach. The two worked together at Baylor, before Babers went to EIU. McCloud played in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers in 1991.Nick Monroe — secondaryMonroe has been an assistant at Bowling Green for the past six seasons, but will leave that job to be an assistant with the Orange. He has been contacting recruits on behalf of Syracuse. He played college football at St. Cloud State for four years and was a cornerback.Tom Kaufman — special teams and defensive lineKaufman worked for Babers at Eastern Illinois and followed him to BGSU. He worked with linebackers for three seasons before moving to the defensive line this past season. From 2009-11, Kaufman spent time at Mississippi State, Kansas and Texas as either a quality control coach or graduate assistant. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers lands 1st commit, 2016 OL Airon ServaisSyracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers will prioritize northeast talentDino Babers injects optimism into Syracuse football, even if it’s just for now5 things Dino Babers said at his introductory press conference5 things Mark Coyle said at Dino Babers’ introductory press conference Published on December 8, 2015 at 10:34 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe NBA became so aware of the thorny nature of the politics of the situation that they shut down media availability for the entire trip. The Athletic reported that players, most prominently LeBron James, were wary of the onus for the NBA’s response to China’s actions being put on them, and asked to not be made available for questions. Rather than putting players in position to say something harmful either abroad or at home (like James Harden awkwardly apologizing to China for his general manager’s tweet), the NBA and the player’s association wanted avoid commentary “in real time,” at least until everyone was safely home.It should be noted here that China is a country that tightly controls and restricts visas: Journalists, for example, require multiple references to just get in. Multiple times, the government kept the NBA in the dark as to whether they would even be allowed to participate in their events. A situation where the Chinese government harassed or detained a player for something they said while visiting abroad could have felt like a very real threat to the traveling contingent. If that’s the case, Adam Silver probably made a wise choice to keep them out of the line of fire.But now that everyone is safely home, where does it go from here? The NBA would probably prefer this situation quietly goes away, and that they can continue their lucrative contracts in a country where basketball has been increasingly popular. The New York Times reported last week that the Chinese government was toning down rhetoric against the NBA — which make sense because the incident has drawn attention to their authoritarian handling of the Hong Kong protests. It’s bad diplomacy to cut off a league that’s well-liked in the country, disappointing fans locally and making observers abroad question whether they should do business there.But it seems difficult to imagine this will go away soon. Next year, the NBA will be pressed to continue exhibition games in China: Which teams are going to want to go? Which teams are going to want their players subjected to questions about what it’s like to be the first teams to play since the international incident that briefly flared up tensions between the NBA and China? What do they think of how China handles Hong Kong (because in a year, a lack of knowledge on the situation will be a less convincing case)?In absence of the voices of players and other NBA personnel who actually went to China, Steve Kerr’s voice stood out among people stateside who spoke on the issue. Well, “spoke” might be a strong word, but Kerr offered that it’s easier for NBA players and coaches to speak on social issues that are close to home. That’s understandable, and it does seem like an unfair burden to expect the NBA to set the example for all US-Chinese relations in all cases. But it’s also true that the NBA’s reputation as a league that’s outspoken and unafraid to speak the truth on important issues is taking some hits.As Kerr put it: “Using the game as a force for the greater good. I think those things are important, those values are important. Obviously, there are tremendous financial forces at play here — so how you reconcile all that, I don’t know.”No one else in the NBA appears to know either.In the interest of examining the issue, I’m dropping a lot of related reading down in the links.BUT WHY TONIGHT?If you’re surprised to see a Lakers-Warriors home game less than 72 hours after the Lakers last played in China, it’s hard to imagine that the Lakers are thrilled about it either.It’s unclear if players will miss the game due to fatigue. It’s easy to imagine LeBron James, for example, sitting this one out, especially if Anthony Davis is unable to play following his MRI on his sprained thumb. Preseason games, it should be noted, are firmly under control of teams. But it’s also true that any team going to China is hard-pressed to squeeze six preseason games into its schedule.Frank Vogel said earlier this month that he would be judicious when it came to divvying up time for the long preseason schedule: “I think they made a wise decision a couple years back to reduce it from 8 preseason games to six. Potentially could go even further down to four. I think each coach has an obligation to their team to make sure they’re being smart with their vets. Make sure they’re getting enough reps to learn their new teammates and the system. Get sharp, ready to play, but not overdo it.”– Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive breaking Lakers news and the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Additional readingWhat have we learned about the Lakers? A couple takeaways from preseason play so far, especially if Anthony Davis doesn’t play until the regular season.The tricky nature of China: I originally intended to write about how China is an economic force for the NBA — but the story quickly changed.Kyle Kuzma’s off-court growth: The third-year star sounded off on his shoe deal, changing agencies, and handling trade deadline pressures.Tension broken: The Lakers and Nets were able to showcase why the NBA has some leverage in the China tussle.Leaving with some uncertainty: The last exhibition in China showed the Lakers’ fatigue, and left Davis on the injury report.China’s hardball playbook: The New York Times covered how the NBA’s reluctance to speak out on China is a problem for many foreign companies.Running up against communism: Sam Amick of The Athletic pointed out that former commissioner David Stern saw the issue coming.An authoritarian stamp: Seerat Sohi at Yahoo spoke to experts on China about the government’s strategy for dealing with opposition.The way forward: Tom Ziller from Bleacher Report theorizes the two ways the NBA and China could move ahead in their relationship.center_img Editor’s note: This is the Monday, Oct. 14 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive breaking Lakers news and the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.The NBA has a program called Basketball Without Borders, a community service initiative that has run camps in 27 different countries over the last two decades. The dream goes something like this: Through the game of basketball, diverse cultures can find some common ground.But the world as we know it has borders — not just geopolitical lines on a map, but borders of ideology and values. And never have the limits of NBA diplomacy become more apparent than last week.The Lakers and Nets unwittingly put themselves in the midst of an international incident this week because of a tweet. It’s a weird situation, especially given that the Chinese response has felt particularly outsized, but it’s highlighted what the limitations are for a game to be a unifying force in a world with endlessly complex divisions.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks due to a knee injury, the German Football Association (DFB) has announced.Ozil played the full 90 minutes of the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, but reported for international duty earlier this week with the complaint.He was sent for an MRI scan on Wednesday, and that has shown that the 25-year-old has suffered significant damage to his left knee.A statement on the DFB website read: “The MRI examination today at National Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt in Munich revealed a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint.“The treatment is conservative, with six weeks of immobilisation of the knee joint. Mesut Ozil is likely to be (out for) 10 to 12 weeks.”Ozil has come in for criticism for his performances since his club record £42million move from Real Madrid in September 2013.But he retains the support of Arsene Wenger and his enforced absence will come as a huge blow to the Gunners boss, who has seen a host of his players beset by injuries this season.Ozil’s fellow midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta have both been absent in recent weeks, while Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy are likely to be missing until the New Year. 1 Mesut Ozil last_img read more

first_imgThe injured Charlie Austin scored the last time QPR met BoltonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 3 October 2015Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire)Match in a nutshell: After four games without a win, QPR hope to respond against struggling Bolton.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Charlie Austin (hamstring), Jamie Mackie (hamstring),  Armand Traore (calf), Junior Hoilett (hip).Fitness tests: Sandro (match fitness).BOLTON WANDERERSRuled out: Darren Pratley (ankle), Zach Clough (shoulder).Fitness tests: Emile Heskey (hamstring), Gary Madine (foot), Dean Moxey (toe). Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Angella, Konchesky; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Fer, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas. Subs from: Smithies, Hall, Hill, Doughty, Sandro, Gladwin, Tozser, Luongo, Polter, Grego-Cox.Bolton: Amos; Pisano, Wheater, Gouano, Moxey; Spearing, Danns; Feeney, Clayton, Wellington Silva; Madine. Subs from: Rachubka, Wilson, Osede, Dervite, Casado, Finney, Vela, Davies, Trotter, Walker, Woolery, Heskey, Dobbie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: L D D L W (5 points)Home: D L W D W (8 points)Bolton Wanderers total: D L D W D (6 points)Away: L D L L L (1 point)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 7; Chery 3; Emmanuel-Thomas 2, Onuoha 2, Phillips 2; Hill 1, Polter 1.Bolton Wanderers: Feeney 2; Clough 1, Danns 1, Dobbie 1, Madine 1.Last five meetings28 January 2014: QPR 2 Bolton 124 August 2013: Bolton 0 QPR 110 March 2012: Bolton 2 QPR 113 August 2011: QPR 0 Bolton 42 February 2001: QPR 1 Bolton 1QPR 2 wins, Bolton 2 wins, 1 drawSee also:QPR fans on Twitter react to Chery apologyIs Ramsey the right man for the job? It depends what the job isPolter passed fit to return to QPR squadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgPolice have arrested two persons on the charge of beating a one-and-a-half-year-old child to death in a fight that followed an objection by the infant’s father to a child from the accused family urinating in the open at Bagaspur village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on October 1. The accused have been identified as Ram Singh and his son Umesh.“As a six-year-old boy was urinating on the road, the child’s father objected to it. And in turn, the boy’s father and grandfather attacked attacked him with lathis. The 18-month-old boy he was holding suffered blows and died on the spot,” Amit Sanghi, Sagar Superintendent of Police, told The Hindu.“There is a running feud between the two tribal families,” he said.A case was registered under Section 302 [punishment for murder] of the Indian Penal Code. The injured father is being treated at a local hospital.The case had no similarities to the Shivpuri case where two children were beaten to death for allegedly defecating in public, Mr. Sanghi stated, adding, “There is confusion. There is no case of open defecation here.”last_img read more

first_imgView comments Apart from the overwhelming talent at all posititons, the biggest problem the Beermen pose is size.“Well, our work just got harder,” quipped Alaska coach Alex Compton. “San Miguel’s clearly the best team in the league. I wish San Miguel has a weakness but they don’t. So our job, the rest of us coaches, is try to find a way, but it’s not gonna be being taller than San Miguel. So we’ll just work and try to make a way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s going to be nice to see June Mar and Christian play together, but my tweet was specifically for the Gilas program,” shared TNT coach Nash Racela. “I was hoping to see them play together in Gilas but it will happen in the PBA with San Miguel. This just makes it harder for all the other teams.”“The job gets harder because the disparity just got wider. That’s going to be our task, to compete with teams as strong as San Miguel,” said new Phoenix coach Louie Alas. Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlready with formidable starting five bannered by four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel just got a lot  stronger after it traded for the number one pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft and selected Christian Standhardinger.Now the onus on the rest league to figure out how to stop the three-time defending Philippine Cup champions this coming PBA season.ADVERTISEMENT Meanwhile, NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said that the controversy surrounding the trade between Kia and San Miguel casts the PBA in a bad light.“I’m saddened more than angered. I’m just sad over the situation because everyone who I talked to had some misgivings about the situation, and I can’t explain it enough because I’m also part of the PBA,” he said.The Beermen acquired the Picanto’s top overall pick in this year’s annual rookie selection in exchange for Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and a 2019 first round pick, a deal which PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa green-lighted on Friday.“We have an intelligent basketball public. They know what’s happening. The sad thing for me is we’ve already been judged,” he said.Now the only thing left to do for the 11 other teams in the PBA is to be on  their 100-percent or more whenever they play San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Maybe it’s time to move on. The more we give reasons, the more the people will be angered. We just have to live with that,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:55Cops raid Manila office of Bayan, nab 3 activists for guns, explosive01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgplain NCAA Logo.NCAA.It appears we’re only a short time away from learning what kind of trouble North Carolina’s athletic department is in with the NCAA. According to, the Tar Heels have received their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but won’t be releasing the details of the report until a later date. The NCAA re-opened its 2011 investigation into North Carolina’s athletic department in 2014. BREAKING: #UNC Notice of Allegations has arrived from NCAA. Story:— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) May 22, 2015It’s probably time to start crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, North Carolina fans.last_img read more