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first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  217 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New free-to-use online fundraising quiz platform launches Tagged with: charity quiz Digital Melanie May | 5 March 2021 | News “With everyone who takes part having the chance to see their name pop up on the stream on the leaderboard, and the option for hosts to offer prizes to the best players, these are truly interactive quizzes that are genuinely fun to play, and something people are more than happy to donate to join in with, helping causes connect with their audience, while maximising the money they raise. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “One of the best things about the platform is that it’s not just the causes themselves that can host quizzes.Anyonecan sign up for a host account, and hold their own fundraising quiz to raise money for one of our partner causes. We have events coming up by hosts ranging from local business, to Twitch streamers, and of course, the causes themselves, letting our cause partners benefit from a regular revenue stream by simply signing up as a cause free of charge.” An online fundraising quiz platform has launched that lets anyone host live, interactive, fundraising quiz streams to benefit their cause of choice.With Warp Point, people make a small donation to sign up for each quiz, and can then play along wherever they are, competing with potentially up to tens of thousands of other players to reach the top of the leaderboard, with the proceeds being paid directly to the cause in question. Free-to-use, the only costs are payment fees and a 10% platform fee.Anyone can sign up for a Warp Point account and host quizzes, from fundraisers holding events for friends and family, to Twitch streamers, and charities. To run a quiz, the step is to choose the cause to fundraise for, then pick a date, time, and minimum donation. Quizzes can be built with the Warp Point platform editor, using the fundraiser’s own questions, Warp Point’s pre-made question packs, or a mixture of the two. It’s then up to the fundraiser to promote the quiz.The platform is compatible with all streaming platforms, and the system guarantees that while anyone can watch the stream, only those who have made a donation can play along.Registering as a cause is free of charge and as soon as a cause has been registered, it is added to the Warp Point cause database. This means that anyone can choose to host a fundraising quiz to raise money for it, with the proceeds being paid directly to the cause itself.Warp Point officially launched a few weeks ago, and already has over a dozen causes registered with the platform so far, from Caenhill Countryside Centre, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, My Black Dog and Just 4 Children.Warp Point’s Ian Morris said:“With lockdown making fundraising that much harder, we saw charities start experimenting with online quizzes and livestreams, but driving donations from them was much harder than it should be. Warp Point makes it easy to raise money from quizzes by letting people actually play along from home, using their mobile phone. With no app downloads required, and donations handled automatically, people have to make a donation as an entry fee to sign up and play along, providing that little extra incentive for people to dip into their pocket for a good cause.last_img read more

first_img News Organisation Alckmin, aged 55, came under fire as he walked his dog in the city centre on 22 November. His dog attacked the gunmen who fled on a motorbike, leaving the journalist with neck, arm and back injuries. Several witnesses had a clear view of the gunman’s face. The journalist, who is in hospital and under police protection, has for the past five years been investigating criminal control of gaming machines and collusion on the part of certain police officials. His daughter said that her father had received scores of anonymous threats both by phone and in the post.“This murder attack could be linked to the many revelations made on air by Alckmin about the gangs controlling gaming machines in the region, made even more likely by the fact he was the intended target of a similar shooting in July this year,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We urge the authorities to rapidly investigate and hunt those responsible for the attack. Despite progress in press freedom, Brazil is still plagued by violent physical attacks and murders of journalists, sometimes implicating the police,” it added. BrazilAmericas Reporters Without Borders today condemned a murder attempt against João Alckmin, presenter of the programme “Showtime” on Rádio Piratininga, who was hurt when an unknown assailant opened fire on him in São José dos Campos, São Paulo state in the southeast. His injuries are not life-threatening. April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Brazil It is the second time Alckmin has been the intended target of a shooting since the start of the year. The lawyer Rodrigo Duenhas was mistaken for the journalist and shot in the neck, while travelling in a car with the wife of Alckmin, the lawyer Tânia Lis Tizzoni Nogueira on 5 July. He is still in convalescing.João Alckmin is a cousin of Geraldo Alckmin, former governor of São Paulo state and unsuccessful candidate in the 29 October 2006 presidential election. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemned a murder attempt against João Alckmin, of Rádio Piratininga, who was shot and injured in São Paulo state on 22 November. His injuries were not life-threatening, but it is the second attack this year in which he was the intended target. Receive email alerts Reports RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF_en News News November 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New murder attempt against journalist probing gaming machines racket May 13, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgArts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on a 350 year old Italian Baroque cabinet in an attempt to save it for the nation.Giacomo Herman (1615 – 1685) was Rome’s leading cabinet maker during the 1660s and 1670s and worked for successive Popes and a number of leading Roman families. The German furniture-maker was most active in Italy, having settled in Rome in 1655 where he entered the papal service.Documented works of significance from this period are very rare. The ebony veneered cabinet, valued at £3.3 million, is one of four created in Herman’s workshop between 1669 and 1678.Arts Minister Michael Ellis said: This is the only one of the set of four cabinets to have been acquired for an English collection. Indeed, this remarkable composite work of art may well have been in England since 1738, when a very similar cabinet was seen by the antiquary, George Vertue, at Cowdray House, Sussex. It is very much to be hoped that the funds will be raised for it to remain in this country. The cabinet has been recently reunited with its original cresting: a reduced gilt bronze copy of the Antique bronze equestrian statue of the Emperor Constantine, which Michelangelo placed in the centre of his Piazza di Campidoglio, Rome. Originally supported upon an ebony stand, the present gilded support is early-eighteenth-century Roman, carved with supreme skill and brio and covered with a veneered marble top, shaped to fit. Veneered with lapis lazuli, a blue semi-precious stone, and jasper gemstones and mounted in gilt bronze, the cabinet includes 14 gouache miniature paintings depicting Roman basilicas and the city-wide processions that took place following the coronation of a new Pope.The cabinet also features a clock by Giovanni Wenderlino Hessler and a virginal by Giovanni Battista Maberiani. It is supported by an elaborate carved giltwood table formed of two male figures, masks and scrollwork.The other cabinets making up this series of works are now housed at the Chapel of the Virgin of Loretto in Krakow, Poland, and at Rosenborg Castle and Fredensborg Castle, both in Denmark.The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA) made its recommendation on the grounds of its outstanding significance to the study of Baroque decorative art and cultural history.Committee Member Christopher Rowell said: This magnificent cabinet, surmounted by a clock and containing a virginal is one of four which were shown in 1669 to Cardinal Giacomo Rospigliosi, nephew of Pope Clement IX, at the palazzo del Quirinale in Rome. The various components were put together in Rome by a German cabinet-maker, Giacomo Herman, who veneered the church-like façade of this cabinet with lapis lazuli and jasper, as well as covering the drawer fronts and the central niche with painted views of the Eternal City. Cabinet valued at £3.3 million is one of four created between 1669 and 1687 by Rome’s leading cabinet maker The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest is an independent body, serviced by The Arts Council, which advises the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on whether a cultural object, intended for export, is of national importance under specified criteria.center_img Details of the cabinet are as follows:An Italian Baroque Cabinet by Giacomo HermanThe cabinet recorded in 1669 as one of four cabinets from the workshop of Giacomo Herman in Rome.Height: 284cm; Width 172cm; Depth 72.5cm. This intricate cabinet is an outstanding example of the work of 17th century Italian cabinet makers. I hope that a buyer can be found to keep it in the country so that future generations can admire it and learn about our rich heritage. The decision on the export licence application for the Italian Baroque Cabinet by Giacomo Herman will be deferred until 8 July 2019. This may be extended until 8 November 2019 if a serious intention to raise funds to purchase it is made at the recommended price of £3,300,000.Download images of the cabinet on Flickr.Notes to editors Organisations or individuals interested in purchasing the cabinet should contact the RCEWA on 0845 300 6200. The Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. www.artscouncil.org.uk.last_img read more

first_imgAs part of the intensified supervisory activities, authorized officials of the Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration in cooperation with the Customs Administration will conduct intensified inspections in the Zadar County, Šibenik-Knin County and Split-Dalmatia County in the period from July 30 to August 1, 2018. report from the Tax Administration.Through the activities of issuing and fiscalizing invoices, it was noticed that there is still a significant number of taxpayers who either do not issue invoices or do not fiscalize the issued invoices, thus committing the most serious tax violations, therefore report from the Tax Administration that in cooperation with the Customs Administration carry out intensified Fiscalization controls. All measures permitted by law, including the measure of prohibition of work – by sealing business premises, will be applied to taxpayers who are found to have repeated tax offenses and to taxpayers who commit the most serious tax offenses.Fiscalization inspections will be carried out by on-site inspection of taxpayers’ business premises, verification of real-time invoicing via mobile devices and other activities, including verification of computer systems and equipment used for fiscalization.last_img read more

first_img The scoreless encounter also did few favours to Eibar, who move up two places to 15th on 36 points and above Celta Vigo (36) and Alaves (35), but Real Mallorca’s victory over Levante brings Vicente Moreno’s side up to 32 points to throw the relegation battle wide open. Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Interesting Unknown Facts Of Sasha ObamaWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks NowWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Chigozie Awaziem was in acton for just two minutes as Leganes near being relegated from La Liga after being held to a scoreless draw at fellow strugglers Eibar on Thursday night. The Nigerian international replaced Bustinza in the 88′ substitution as the barren draw leaves Javier Aguirre’s side six points from safety with just three rounds of action remaining and they now require a minor miracle to retain their top-flight status, which they have held since their first ever promotion in 2016. Read Also: Materazzi reveals what he told Zidane before 2006 W/Cup final headbutt Leganes enjoyed the majority of the chances throughout the game but as has been the case throughout the season, they were blunt in the final third – they have scored just 25 goals in 35 La Liga games and star player Oscar Rodriguez, on loan from Real Madrid, missed out through injury. Lega will be relegated if they lost at home to Valencia next time out. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_img Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar also criticised Villas-Boas’s tactics earlier this week, but Dembele is standing firmly behind his boss. Asked if the recent criticism of Villas-Boas had been fair, the Tottenham midfielder said: “No, of course not. The manager is working hard to give everyone confidence. “The Man City result was not only embarrassing for the manager, but for us as well. People were laughing at us after that performance.” And there appears to be no doubt that the Spurs squad are fully behind their manager. “Of course (we are),” Dembele added. Dembele is not alone in that respect, either. His midfield partner Sandro says Villas-Boas is a popular figure among the players. “Everyone likes him,” the Brazilian said. “We have to play for him and I think everyone is doing that on the pitch. Mousa Dembele has hit out at Andre Villas-Boas’s critics and insists the Tottenham squad are fully behind their manager. Villas-Boas had to answer questions about his future last week after Spurs lost 6-0 at Manchester City. A host of pundits, including Gary Neville, Alan Shearer and Jamie Carragher, all criticised Villas-Boas and his team in the wake of the thrashing. “Criticism happens to any coach if you do not win games. He knows we are here and we showed him what are going to do. “I play for him every game. And for the club.” The pressure eased on Villas-Boas slightly on Sunday after Tottenham put in a much-improved performance to claim a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. The team’s passing was more slick, their tempo increased, and some of the players who previously had question marks over their heads turned in good displays. Paulinho and Roberto Soldado put in good shifts while Kyle Walker found the target with a clever free-kick and Sandro scored a stunning 25-yard strike which started outside the right-hand post and drifted back into the top corner past a dumbstruck David De Gea. Although Spurs still could do with a win to pull them closer to the top four, Sandro is relieved that the pain of the 6-0 hammering at the Etihad Stadium has faded somewhat. “We played well, we played together,” said the 24-year-old, who has looked good this term following his recovery from a serious knee injury. “Last week was the worst week I have had in my career. I have to take this out of my mind. “As a team we have to stay together in the bad moments and I think we are doing this. Everyone stayed together, talked and it was good.” Spurs know the next few weeks will be crucial to their chances of clinching the Champions League qualification spot that eluded them last season. The Londoners have tricky fixtures against Liverpool, Southampton and Manchester United over the next month, but they will be big favourites to return to winning ways at Fulham on Wednesday. The Whites, who sacked manager Martin Jol and replaced him with Rene Meulensteen on Sunday, have lost their last six games but Dembele, who spent two years at the west London club before moving to Spurs, expects a tough derby. “It is never easy in the Premier League,” the 26-year-old said. “I like the club very much so I hope they do good. But on Wednesday, I want us to win of course.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe 4th Annual CENTER Stage Awards & Gala will be held at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event is a fundraiser for the Washington Center and an opportunity to celebrate local artists and supporters of the arts. “This year’s gala will have a mid-century modern feel,” says Jill Barnes, Executive Director. “Think Palm Springs or Mad Men season one.”In celebrating local arts, the gala features a selection of local groups who regularly perform at the Center and call the Center “home.” Barnes says, “We have such a depth of arts in our community, and we’re proud to be able to feature local performing artists during the gala. It’s an eye-opening display of how vast the cultural talent is here, and the gala is an opportunity for them to gain new audiences and appreciation.”During the gala, the Excellence in the Arts awards will be given to those whose work, support, and creativity help build a vibrant cultural community. This year’s Achievement in the Arts awards will be awarded to Jill Carter. Jill Carter is a consummate technical set design expert. Her work has appeared on many stages throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the world for over 20 years. “Her sets have transported artists and audiences to new places,” says Barnes. “She has made a successful career as an artist herself, and mentored countless youth and students.”This year’s Commitment to the Arts award will be awarded to R.L. Ray Violin Shop. R.L. Ray Violin Shop has been operating in Olympia since 1999. The artists at R.L. Ray are world-class craftsmen who make, maintain, and repair instruments, and their impact goes far beyond their business. The shop believes strongly in providing philanthropy through scholarships and organizational support. Barnes says, “The generosity of R.L. Ray Violin Shop has made it possible for students to attend music school, summer camps, master classes and more.”In addition to cocktail hour, full dinner, awards ceremony, live auction, and entertainment, this year’s fund-a-need will help raise money for the latest gold-standard audio equipment technology.Tickets are $125 per person through July 5 and are currently on sale at the Washington Center by calling 360-753-8586 during Box Office hours, or online 24-hours a day at www.washingtoncenter.org.last_img read more