launches new shopping portal to benefit charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis launches new shopping portal to benefit charities Tagged with: Digital Trading  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis is the latest online shopping site that enables its users to generate a donation to charity each time they shop.The site has partnered with 10 UK charities and sells “high demand consumer products” from retailers including Boots, M&S, La Senza, John Lewis, Asda and Ticketmaster.Founder Nathan Branch said: “anolivebranch aims to make donating to charity an effortless, everyday function that’s accessible to everyone”.The website donates 50% of all its profits to its 10 charity partners such as Tommy’s the baby charity, Age Concern, Save the Children, and Compassion in World Faming.When members register they select which of the anolivebranch charity partners they would like to benefit from their donations. Anolivebranch also keeps its members abreast of charity affairs with coverage of fundraising news and events, and also provides its members with a monthly update from their chosen Howard Lake | 17 June 2008 | News 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

Students participate in Lunar New Year Celebration

first_imgStudents of the Chinese program received the opportunity to learn more about the Chinese culture outside of class during this year’s annual Celebration of the Lunar New Year. This Lunar New Year, which begins Thursday, will mark the start of the Year of the Sheep.The event featured various traditional and modern Chinese songs, a fan dance and a lion dance. Performers comprised entirely of students in the various levels of the Chinese language courses.Assistant professional specialist Wei Wang spearheaded the event, with help from the Chinese program faculty, including Chengxu Yin, Congcong Ma, Shiyi Lu, Weibing Ye, Xi Zhang, Yongping Zhu, Yuming Liu and Zijun Wang.Zhu said Hibachi Grill Buffet catered the Chinese food, and the Oriental Market provided the snacks. The event was sponsored by Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, College of Arts & Letters’ Office for Undergraduate Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures.Students currently taking a Chinese language course were asked to attend the event. International students and a Chinese program alumnus, Philip Hootsmans, also attended the celebration.“It was great to see my Chinese professors and classmates in an informal setting, celebrating, having fun and getting to know each other outside the classroom,” junior Emily Bedell said.Sophomore Kelia Li performed a fan dance with freshman classmate Sophie Spartz. The Chinese Culture Society provided the two set traditional Chinese attire, qi paos, and the pair of fans used for the dance, Li said.“Since a lot of us aren’t home with family, having people who learn Chinese and speak Chinese really adds to my idea of a Notre Dame family,” Li said. “The idea of family is in the spirit of Chinese New Year, and I was glad to be able to celebrate that.Sophomore Shinaola Atoro and junior Neil Xue performed the traditional lion dance. Atoro and Xue danced in their two-man lion costume, weaved around tables and interacted with the audience. According to the Chinese culture, the dance frightens of evil spirits and brings good luck.Freshmen Dennis Zheng and Abigail Awodele sang a duet at the end of the event. The chorus comprised of Elementary Chinese and first-year Chinese students performed a song wishing everyone a happy Chinese new year.“Since we’re in a western society, we, as Asian Americans, tend to lose connection with our culture,” Zheng said. “This celebration of the holiday brings us back in touch with our culture and roots. ”Tags: Chinese, Chinese Culture Society, Chinese New Year, lunar new yearlast_img read more

Josh Groban Discusses Making His B’way Dreams Come True

first_imgJosh Groban has yet to make his Broadway debut (what’s up with that?), but that’s not stopping him from crooning a bunch of show tunes on his latest album, Stages! The set list includes numbers from musicals he saw as a kid with his family—including The Phantom of the Opera and Sunday in the Park with George, as well as songs he’s sung on stage previously, including “Anthem” from Chess. And while they don’t appear in the video, the album will feature duets with both familiar and unexpected faces, including six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson (who recently hinted at her involvement). Stages will be released on April 28. In the meantime, take a look at the video featurette below, and join us in dream-casting the hell out of Josh Groban on the Great White Way! Josh Groban View Commentscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

“Liberate South Florida” Group Protesting Stay-at-home Orders

first_imgThe group, “Liberate South Florida,” has begun demonstrating against the Governor’s safer-at-home order in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.The name is a reference to President Donald Trump’s recent tweets, “Liberate Minnesota,” “Liberate Michigan and “Liberate Virginia,” which sparked small protests in a handful of states.No stay-at-home orders have been lifted. But there are some who say that they want the state to open and they are willing to deal with the risk. Liberate South Florida called it a “citizen driven tri-county caravan,” which drove through Delray Beach in Palm Beach County honking their horns in protest. They drove through Broward County and Miami-Dade County passing by shuttered businesses, with signs in their car windows calling for an “End the Shutdown,” “All Businesses are Essential” and “Honk for Freedom.”More than two dozen cars, part of the tri-county caravan, gathered in the parking lot of Oakwood Plaza shopping center.Their goal is to have their voices heard to get South Florida open for business again.But some lawmakers feel the risk is just too heavy and that mitigation efforts such as social distancing standards should continue.The group of unemployed, struggling business owners, parents and self-proclaimed freedom fighters believe the reward outweighs the risk. They want to be allowed to make their own health choices despite what is now being recommended by health experts.“Someone with a pre-existing condition that is not comfortable going back to work right now, then they should have that liberty, have that freedom to have that option,” Cohen said.Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are still shut down and officials say opening up will be a gradual process. They will likely begin with parks and open spaces, like Jacksonville Beach which opened over the weekend.But there is no timeline as to when that will happen.last_img read more

English championship draws golfers to Northumberland

first_img Over 130 golfers will head to Northumberland Golf Club next week to challenge for the English men’s open mid-amateur championship for the Logan Trophy.Last year’s winner, Martin Foulkes of Worksop Golf Club, will defend his title in the 54-hole event, which takes place from 3-5 July.He won the 2014 championship in dramatic circumstances at his own club. He was cruising to victory four shots clear with two holes to play, when he took a quadruple bogey at the 17th and slipped back into a tie with Paul Kirkwood (South Bedfordshire) – and a sudden death play off.Foulkes (Image © Leaderboard Photography), who went on to win at the first extra hole, is joined in this year’s field by Kirkwood.The competitors include a number of other past champions, among them Stephen East (Moortown) who won this title three times and went on to become the 2014 English senior champion.Others are John Longcake (Silloth on Solway), Martin Young (Brokenhurst Manor), Nigel Chesters (Hawkstone Park) and Barry Downing (Hallamshire). Downing took the title in 2000 when the championship was last held in Northumberland, at Ponteland.The championship has attracted a strong local entry and the field includes seven members of the host club and a further 17 members of other Northumberland clubs.The championship is open to men aged 35 and over. All competitors play a round on each of the first two day before the field is cut to the leading 45 players and ties who qualify for the final round.Click here for more information about the Logan Trophy. 25 Jun 2015 English championship draws golfers to Northumberland last_img read more