First fundraising calendar for mobile phones announced

first_imgFirst fundraising calendar for mobile phones announced Howard Lake | 7 August 2006 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The creator of a mobile soap opera is creating the first downloadable calendar for mobile phones which will raise funds for cancer charities.Charlie Salem, creator of mobile soap opera ‘Ms Cellulite’, has already secured a number of high profile photographers who will photograph people affected by cancer.The calendar will be sold monthly, with the subjects choosing which charity will benefit from ‘their’ month’s sales. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Digital The calendar will be distributed via the websites of media partners The Sun and ITV.Charlie Salem told Digital Bulletin: “The advantage of having a downloadable calendar is that it cuts out administrative charges so all the money goes directly to the charities chosen by each person posing.”  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Jacobs undermines ICC Americas to hand Scorpions win

first_imgSCORPIONS+C Walton c wkp Tariq b Saad bin Zafar 21S Taylor c Dutta b Kumar 7J Blackwood st Tariq b Saad bin Zafar 9A McCarthy c Patel b Pervez 63D Thomas c Pervez b Patel 28J Campbell not out 66R Powell not out 52Extras (b2, lb1, w1, nb1) 5TOTAL (5 wkts, 46 overs) 251Did not bat: *N Miller, J Taylor, D Jacobs, G Brown.Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-29, 3-53, 4-122, 5-150.Bowling: Pervez 9-0-64-1, Allen 7-0-61-0 (w1), Saad bin Zafar 9-1-35-2, Kumar 7-1-23-1, Patel 9-0-43-1, Dutta 5-0-22-0 (nb1).ICC AMERICAS (target: 254 off 46 overs)K Leverock c wkp Walton b Jacobs 75F Babar b Taylor 5*N Kumar c Taylor b Miller 8S Wijeyeratne b Jacobs 19A Amsterdam c Brown b Jacobs 20N Dutta c wkp Walton b Brown 18T Allen b Jacobs 0+H Tariq lbw b Jacobs 7Saad bin Zafar not out 15T Patel lbw b J TaylorC Pervez run out 8Extras (lb2, w5, nb3) 10TOTAL (all out, 44.3 overs) 187Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-49, 3-97, 4-130, 5-141, 6-141, 7-154, 8-164, 9-169, 10-187.Bowling: Taylor 7-0-32-2 (w2), Brown 5.3-0-33-1 (w1, nb2), Campbell 6-0-37-0 (w1), Powell 4-0-13-0, Miller 9-0-34-1, Jacobs 10-1-24-5 (w1, nb1), Taylor 3-0-12-0.Points: Scorpions 5, ICC Americas 0. CAVE HILL, Barbados, (CMC) – Jamaica Scorpions hauled themselves back into contention for a semi-final spot in the Regional Super50 after whipping winless ICC Americas by 67 runs, in a rain-hit contest here yesterday.In a game reduced to 46 overs per side because of rain, Scorpions overcame a shaky start to rally to 251 for five at 3Ws Oval with Johnson Campbell (66), Andre McCarthy (63) and Rovman Powell (52) all hitting half-centuries.Left-arm spinner Saad bin Zafar was the best bowler with two for 35.Set a revised target of 254, Bermudian opener Kamau Leverock struck a breezy top score of 75 but ICC Americas slumped from 130 for three in the 27th over, to 187 all out off 44.3 overs.Alex Amsterdam (20) was the only other batsman to show any resistance as the development side lost their last seven wickets for 57 runs in quick time.The main architect of their demise was leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who snatched five for 24 – his second five-wicket haul in 50-overs cricket.Entering the contest with two defeats in three outings, Scorpions wobbled up front as they slipped to 53 for three in the 15th over.Chadwick Walton fell for 14 to a catch at the wicket off bin Zafar at 29 for one and in the next over without a run added, other opener Steven Taylor perished for seven to off-spinner Nitish Kumar.When bin Zafar had Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood stumped for nine, Scorpions found themselves in danger of collapse.However, McCarthy and Devon Thomas, who made 28, started the revival by posting 69 for the fourth wicket before Campbell and the enterprising Powell added 101 in an unbroken sixth wicket stand.McCarthy hit five hours in a steady 86-ball knock while Thomas notched a four and a six off 47 deliveries.Both fell in the space of 24 balls paving the way for Campbell and Powell to re-energise the innings in a partnership which required just 61 deliveries.Left-hander Campbell faced just 64 balls and struck five fours and three sixes while Powell hit one four and four sixes in an up tempo 38-ball innings.ICC Americas then prospered principally because of three partnerships which revolved around left-hander Leverock who faced 83 balls and counted seven fours and two sixes.He put on 35 off 38 balls for the first wicket with Fahad Babar (5), 48 for the third wicket with Srimantha Wijeyeratne (19) and a further 33 for the fourth wicket with Amsterdam.Leverock’s demise, caught at the wicket off Jacobs in the 28th over, signalled the end of all resistance for ICC Americas.last_img read more

Football News Qatar organisers plan to privately resist FIFA’s attempts to expand 2022 World Cup

first_img Qatar: Concerned by political and logistical impediments, Qatar World Cup organisers are planning to privately resist FIFA’s attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams and spread games across the Persian Gulf, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was given the backing of the governing body’s ruling council on Friday to pursue his mission to enlarge the 2022 tournament from 32 to 48 teams, requiring at least two more stadiums in at least one additional country.FIFA and Qatar have until June to come up with a joint proposal to present to the Congress of soccer nations, but the concept is mired in complexities stemming from the blockade of Doha by neighbors, tension highlighted in a report considered by the council Friday. During this next phase of the consultation process, Doha-based World Cup organizers plan to highlight insurmountable issues involved in adding more venues outside of Qatar and hope the concept collapses, a person with knowledge of the talks told the AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because public statements on this topic were not authorized.While the Doha officials involved in the World Cup want to keep it as a purely Qatari event, FIFA is also negotiating on a political level ? making direct contact with the country’s emir, who hasn’t publicly discussed the sharing concept. Qatar is working to complete eight stadiums for a 64-match schedule. The tournament was moved from its usual June/July dates to Nov. 21 through Dec. 18 because of the fierce summer ahead and shortened to 28 days because of the interruption it causes to the European club season. Adding 16 additional teams and 16 more games necessitate more venues. The United Arab Emirates has two stadiums with capacities over 40,000, but FIFA accepts the UAE along with Bahrain and Saudi Arabia cannot be considered unless they restore the diplomatic, economic and travel ties with Qatar that were severed two years ago. Kuwait and Oman have remained neutral in the dispute and would be options politically, but their stadium infrastructure is lacking.Kuwait City’s Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium has 60,000 seats but Sabah Al-Salem Stadium only 26,000. The venue in Oman identified in a FIFA study seen by the AP is the 34,000-capacity Boshar-Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.”We are in the lucky situation that I can speak to anyone in the Gulf region and talk just about football,” Infantino said.”I don’t even want to say that football might help to build some bridges or to bring people together or this kind of things.I just think that it’s important for the whole region in the Gulf that the World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be a success. It is important for a region which today, unfortunately, is the headlines more for negative than for positive reasons.”The Gulf crisis stems from Qatar’s support for extremist groups in the region, charges denied by Doha.The boycotting nations also have pointed to Qatar’s close relationship with Iran.”I think if football can contribute to open up some doors and to make people meet and discuss with each other,” Infantino said, “we will not solve all the problems of the world but maybe we’ll get a little step closer in at least starting to understand each other a bit.”After coming under pressure from human rights groups since winning FIFA’s hosting rights vote in 2010, Qatar was forced to improve worker rights and improve labor conditions. FIFA has told potential new co-hosts they have to provide human rights guarantees, which have yet to be specified publicly. FIFA Vice President Greg Clarke of England raised the issue in Friday’s council meeting.Qatar World Cup organizers said in a statement they remain “open to the process of discussing a potential expansion” but stressed they are pressing ahead with planning for only a 32-team tournament.”It has always been our mission to ensure that this World Cup belongs to the entire Arab World and the Middle East,” the organisers said.”We will work with FIFA to determine whether or not a viable operating model does exist and, importantly, whether it is in the best interests for football and for the tournament, and for Qatar as the host nation. After these consultations, the final decision will be made by Qatar and FIFA.”FIFA decided in January 2017 that the World Cup will be 48 teams, but only starting in 2026 before the hosts were chosen. The United States, Canada, and Mexico won a vote last year. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Qatar organisers are planning to privately resist FIFA’s attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams.FIFA President Gianni Infantino was given the backing of the governing body.Kuwait City’s Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium has 60,000 seats.last_img read more