Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 22 March 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Directory of Social Change (DSC) is to introduce charges to larger charities which use its Voluntary and Community Sector Funding Portal at governmentfunding.org.uk. Only organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 will continue to enjoy free access, due to support from the Cabinet Office.The site has offered access to information about statutory funding at no charge since 29 September 2003.Organisations with a turnover of greater than £500,000 will be required to pay from 1 April 2008. A single user license for the site is £75 for voluntary organisations, and £110 for statutory and commercial organisations.The Cabinet Office will be commissioning a new and additional service over the coming year.www.governmentfunding.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DSC announces new charging structure for governmentfunding.org.uk
0Shares0000Manchester City have signed Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri for a club-record fee © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 4 – Premier League champions Manchester City on Thursday announced the signing of Spanish international midfielder Rodri on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid for a club record fee.Rodri, 23, officially became a City player a day after the La Liga club revealed the 70-million-euro (£63 million) release clause in his contract had been triggered. “Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Rodri,” said a statement on the club’s website.The value of the release clause eclipses the reported £60 million City paid Leicester for Algeria international Riyad Mahrez last year.Rodri said: “What City have achieved in the last two years has been amazing and I’m looking forward to being part of such a talented squad.“It’s not just the titles they have won, but the way they have managed it, playing attacking football at all times. It’s a style that excites me, as do the club’s ambitions.”Rodri’s departure will secure a considerable profit for Atletico, who spent around 20 million euros last summer to re-sign the Spaniard from Villarreal afer releasing him from their youth ranks.He made 47 appearances for Atletico, scoring three goals, as Diego Simeone’s men finished above Real Madrid in second in La Liga and won the UEFA Super Cup.In the Spaniard, City have finally landed their long-term replacement for the influential Fernandinho.The Brazilian has been a key member of the squad that has won back-to-back Premier League titles under Pep Guardiola.However, he is now 34 and struggled with injuries towards the end of last season.Rodri’s composed style on the ball at the base of the midfield has earned comparisons to Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, who was handed his debut at the Catalan giants by Guardiola.“Rodri has proven himself to be a hugely talented, young midfielder, who has all the attributes we are looking for,” said City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain.“He works hard defensively, makes himself available to receive the ball and uses it well when in possession.“He is a perfect fit for Pep Guardiola’s team and we are confident he will be a success.”Rodri is City’s second signing in two days after activating a buy-back clause of £5.3 million to re-sign Spanish left-back Angelino from PSV Eindhoven.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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ANGELES, Pampanga —For the last five months, Alaska had to deal with the frustration of not being able to do anything right.ADVERTISEMENT And coach Alex Compton, who is hoping to catch just one break, caught a big one Saturday night—against San Miguel Beer.The Aces snapped a 14-game losing streak dating back to the last conference by bringing down the powerhouse Beermen, 90-79, in a Petron Saturday Special Game at AUF Gym here as Alaska fanned its fading playoff hopes in the PBA Governors’ Cup.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“After all the tough breaks, the close losses, we just couldn’t seem to get a break,” Compton told the Inquirer after getting 36 points and 15 rebounds from import LeDontae Henton in what could be considered as the biggest upset in the conference.“We got a break [tonight], they (Beermen) got an import that they probably won’t be happy with in the long run,” he said as San Miguel struggled after Terik Bridgeman, tapped to replace Wendell McKines, scored just two points and had just six rebounds in close to 24 minutes. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Arellano downs St. Benilde; UAAP partners with Sports Vision “The guys have a belief of what level [of play] we’re at,” said Compton. “It’s been five months [since our last win]. We still have a mathematical shot and we still need to win games. Read Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 “It’s just so nice to get rid of that goose egg and put one on the win column,” added Compton.Alaska thus improved to a 1-6 card and with five games left, Compton believes that they still have a strong chance to go deep in this tournament.And after that mammoth victory over what he described as “the best team in the league,” Compton was particularly happy seeing his players celebrate in a subdued way, a sign that his charges are hungry for more victories.“Everyone was excited, happy and relieved,” Compton said. “But it’s not a championship level of happiness, and I actually like that.”Alaska plays GlobalPort on Friday before slugging it out with KIA Picanto on Sunday, and Compton believes that they are must-win games.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
As television sets get ‘smart’, phones double up as personal organisers and music systems turn the living room into acoustic ensembles, there’s ample variety for the gadget-loving guy today. Be it a super wheeled creation by Porsche that satisfies your need for speed or a designer phone, choose your indulgence,As television sets get ‘smart’, phones double up as personal organisers and music systems turn the living room into acoustic ensembles, there’s ample variety for the gadget-loving guy today. Be it a super wheeled creation by Porsche that satisfies your need for speed or a designer phone, choose your indulgence from our top picks.Luxury callIf you crave style and exclusivity, then this handset is made for you. Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry has joined hands with Porsche Design to make this new Blackberry Porsche Design P’9981 handset. The phone is as power packed as a Porsche 911 with the Qualcomm’s MSM8655 SoC, a 1.2GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM and 8GB of storage space that can be expanded to 32GB. With a 2.8 inch touch screen that has a resolution of 640×360 with a pixel pitch of 298PPI, the phone scores in the looks department. It has an optical track pad and backlit keys. The Porsche design comes with a hefty price tag, but it does guarantee you’ll stand out from the crowd.Where: Blackberry Store, M 6, Connaught Place.Cost: Rs 1,39,000.Tel: 9811050005.Style driveThe Ducati Diavel remains one of the top-selling models even though it was lauched two years ago, in 2010. This beefy machine with a commanding presence weighing 207 kg is still agile and free flowing-signature characteristics of the Italian brand. The name is inspired by the word devil in the Bolognese dialect. The design team responsible for this make says that they have tried to create a machine that is reminiscent of an athlete on the starting block, with regards to their frontal design for the bike. Therefore, the bike does not represent anger as much as it exudes readiness, dominance and confidence, bordering on superiority with features such as a massive 240 section rear tyre that encases stunning custom 14-spoke wheels with machine finished detailing and 162 horse power. This Ducati has a hands-free ignition where an electronic key in a riders pocket communicates with the motorcycle from a distance of two meters through a designated code.Where: Ducati Exclusive Showroom, Sector 54, Gurgaon.Cost: Rs 17.61 lakh to Rs 23.13 lakh.Tel: 0124 4012277.advertisementCool talkIf classy and subtle is your style, then the Tag Heuer Night Racer Titanium is the phone for you. Masculine and elegant, the phone has a 1GHz processor, a large 3.5-inch display and the ability to play music for upto 11 hours. The aeronautic-grade titanium that has been used to craft the phone is the same as the metal used in watches, F1 racing cars and luxury jets. Lightweight, shockproof, airtight and corrosion resistant, the phone is also paramagnetic, biocompatible and hypoallergenic. While the frame of the phone is made of sandblasted stainless steel sporting a blue ink line, the side finishing is of titanium with blue PVD screws. The phone also includes two preloaded applications-So Apps, a selection of apps for entertainment, news, sports, business and travel and TAG Heuer Mobile Security to protect your data and privacy. The striking design and added advanced performance makes the instrument one of the most coveted.Where: Tag Heuer Boutique, K 1, Connaught Place.Cost: Rs 2.9 Lakh.Tel: 24642255.Game onIf you’re game for some fun, then the PS VITA should be at the top of your shopping list. A successor of the PlayStation Portable, this is a competitor to the Nintendo 3DS. PS stand for PlayStation and ‘vita’ means ‘life’ in Latin. It’s a fun-sized gizmo in a ‘super oval’ shape with a five-inch OLED touch screen and supports Bluetooth and WiFi. 3G services are available only in the higher-end model. Internally, the Vita has a four-core ARM Cortex-A9 MP Core processor and a four-core SGX543MP4+ graphics processing unit. It wows with the combination of touch features and buttons as opposed to only touch in gadgets like the iPhone. Play games like FI 2011 and FIFA Football on this gizmo. You can even browse Facebook, Twitter, Four Square and Skype. It even has two 0.3 MP cameras (front and rear) but standard memory cards cannot be used with the PS VITA. Instead, you will need to invest in a specific PS VITA memory card, which is a bit more expensive and available in sizes between 4GB to 32GB.Where: Sony Centre, 62, Janpath, Connaught Place.Cost: Rs 25,000.Tel: 65233511.En routeThis one is for all you clueless drivers who’re always losing their way on the roads. TomTom, the company that boasts of some of the best standalone navigation devices for cars introduces its VIA series, including Via 100, Via 120 and Via 125 models, customized
Man Utd to scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali tonightby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will have scouts posted for Brescia’s Seria A clash with Juventus on Tuesday night.United will have Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali watched, says Gazzetta dello Sport.The 19-year-old, who has been compared to Andrea Pirlo due to his playing style and long sweeping hair, is enjoying his first season in Serie A after earning promotion with Lombardy outfit last season. United have sent scouts to this evening’s clash at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti to take a closer look at the Italy Under-21 international.Opponents Juventus are also believed to be keen on Tonali. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomIllustration. Source: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Singapore-based Swire Shipping has placed an order for eight new container vessels at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).As informed, the units will be the company’s largest boxship newbuilds to date in terms of deadweight tonnage and container capacity.To be designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), the vessels will feature a deadweight of 30,450-33,000 tons and a container capacity of 2,350-2,750 TEUs.“Our vessels will feature a modern integrated bridge design and will be delivered with VSAT internet connectivity,” the company said.“They will have enhanced cargo capability, including two holds fitted with cell guide stoppers and strengthened tank tops to enable their use in multiple roles, as well as strengthened hatch covers to allow project cargo to be carried on deck,” Swire Shipping added.The company further said that efforts have been made to reduce the ships’ environmental footprint. The hull shape is optimized for fuel efficiency, with LED lighting to be fitted throughout.The first vessel from the batch, Changsha, is scheduled to be delivered in late 2019.Swire Shipping is the brand name for all liner shipping services operated by The China Navigation Company (CNCo). It offers offer shipping links between over 130 ports in Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Indian Sub Continent.
Teams playing late-round NCAA Tournament games in open domes score fewer points4We used end of regulation scores for overtime games. and shoot worse on 2-point field goals and free throws than do teams playing in arenas or traditional domes. But 3-pointers — often at the heart of the dome effect critique — are converted at a lower rate in traditional domes. In fact, teams shoot threes better in open domes than they do anywhere else, including standard arenas. Overall, teams playing in open domes have an effective field goal percentage of 47.4 percent, 0.5 percentage points worse than teams in standard arenas and traditional domes.These themes hold up when we compare teams’ performances to their season averages — an important consideration given that certain venue types host later rounds and better teams. Free throws aside, teams don’t shoot as well or score as much in the regionals and Final Four as they do over the course of the entire season — which makes sense, considering that they’re playing against top competition. Here, we’re interested in how much worse they shoot and how that varies by venue and shot type. OFF. PERFORMANCE (SWEET 16 AND BEYOND, 2006-15)OPPONENTS’ FULL-SEASON DEF. PERFORMANCE Sources: SPORTS Reference, Ken Pomeroy How have open-dome teams fared and what have they faced? VENUENO. OF GAMESAVG. POINTSEFF. FG%2P%3P%FT%ALLOWED FG%ADJ. EFFICIENCY Georgia Dome369.250.6%48.8%35.9%68.9%40.0%90.3 AT&T Stadium664.950.449.834.768.340.192.7 Lucas Oil Stadium965.449.646.937.073.440.891.4 Ford Field670.247.145.034.366.940.490.7 In line with our previous observations, points, 2-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage suffer most in open domes, while 3-point field goal percentage suffers most in traditional domes. Relative to their full-season performance, teams playing in open domes see their effective field goal percentage decline by an average of 4.8 percentage points, 0.5 percentage points worse than teams playing in arenas or traditional domes. For a typical late-round NCAA Tournament team, that differential equates to about two-thirds of a point per game.5Teams in open domes also attempt slightly fewer shots and free throws per game.Team offense and opponent defense matter — venue type does notSo we’ve determined that teams shoot a little worse and score a little less in open domes — but they also play against better defenses. This makes sense — open domes host later-round games.The defenses that play in these open dome games allow opponents to shoot 40.2 percent from the field during the season; they give up 62.7 points per game, and have an adjusted defensive efficiency of 91.7 — all weighted by number of appearances. This compares to season-long averages of 40.4 percent, 63.2 and 92.1 for teams that play in traditional domes and 40.7 percent, 63.5 and 92.0 for teams that play in standard arenas. So defenses do get better as venues progress from regular arenas to traditional domes to open domes.In fact, how well a team shoots in a late-round NCAA Tournament game is most related to its full-season effective field goal percentage and the other team’s full-season field goal percentage allowed.6Certain data required to calculate advanced opposition shooting metrics does not extend back to 2006, so we had to lean on the “simpler” opposition field goal percentage. Likewise, how much a team scores in a late-round NCAA Tournament game is most related to its full-season points per game average and the other team’s full-season points per game allowed.7Good old points per game allowed boasts a slightly stronger relationship than full-season defensive efficiency or pace-adjusted metrics. These relationships are noisy but meaningful. (That is, there is a statistically significant relationship between the full-season offensive and defensive stats and offense in all venue types, even though the individual data points are a little all over the place.)On the contrary, there is no statistical relationship linking open domes as a venue type to poor shooting or to decreases in shooting performance — including, importantly, when you control for the quality and efficiency of the offenses and defenses playing in each. NRG Stadium on its own is another story. NRG Stadium is unique — open domes are notIn line with its reputation, NRG Stadium has produced lower-than-average scoring and worse-than-average shooting, both overall and among open domes. Defenses there have been a mixed bag — tough against the shot, middle of the pack in points allowed, and toward the bottom in defensive efficiency.8Full-season stats; relative to other Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and championship game defenses. (Other open domes — Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta — have been the site of good or very good shooting performances, on average.) Superdome363.744.441.536.871.438.388.2 NRG Stadium1265.444.543.830.772.740.293.1