Adam Corson-Finnerty publishes Cybergifts part 6

Adam Corson-Finnerty publishes Cybergifts part 6 Howard Lake | 9 April 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Part 6 of Adam Corson-Finnerty’s summary of online fundraising features ideas, tactics, and gimmicks.Adam Corson-Finnerty has published part six in Cybergifts, his series of articles on Internet fundraising. Published by Canada’s, the latest addition to the series features The Heifer Project International and how they’ve persuaded supporters not just to give but to “buy” a particular animal such as a pig or cow.Corson-Finnerty concludes “online fundraising can be a good way to move donors from restricted to unrestricted gifts.” Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

Convention Center ‘MASH’ Unit Closing, But Health Chief Warns COVID Dangers Remain

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Convention Center ‘MASH’ Unit Closing, But Health Chief Warns COVID Dangers Remain By KEVIN KENNEY, SENIOR REPORTER Published on Friday, June 12, 2020 | 3:30 am Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Photo by James CarboneAs many businesses in Pasadena and L.A. County prepare to reopen with Friday’s easing of Stay at Home orders, one sign of optimism regarding possible pandemic progress might be what won’t reopen – or, in this case, won’t open in the first place.The 250-bed alternate-care facility that was set up in April at the Pasadena Convention Center – a safeguard in case the number of COVID-19 patients overwhelmed Huntington Hospital – is being officially decommissioned at the end of the month, city officials confirmed.To everyone’s relief, the MASH-like set-up was never needed and never used, as Huntington was able to handle the number of COVID patients who required hospitalization.However, health officials, including Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena’s director of public health, reiterated this week that with increased interaction from reopened businesses comes increased risk of a spike in COVID cases — a scenario that has already begun to register in L.A. County, where health officials on Thursday reported 1,857 new coronavirus cases and 46 additional COVID-related deaths.While it was the largest single-day number of new cases announced by the county during the pandemic, health officials said that roughly 600 of those cases were the result of a backlog in the reporting of test results. Pasadena and Long Beach, with their own health departments, combined to confirm an additional 84 cases on Thursday.Such numbers have prompted continued warnings from health officials such as Goh that, while businesses are reopening, the threat of COVID-19 has not passed and a surge remains possible.“Over the past two weeks, the city has been able to make significant efforts toward reopening our economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as a state order has been modified to loosen restrictions, allowing certain sectors to open. We have been able to do so locally based on our local epidemiology,’’ Goh told the City Council this week.“It has become clear, from our community, our City Council and our state and county leadership that it is no longer an option for all of us to remain safer at home to the extent that we were able to do for a time. … (But) we continue to ask everyone to stay safer at home to the extent they can, especially those at greater risk.’’Goh also stressed that, “We should expect now, that if more people are interacting, there will be an increase in the kinds of interactions that allow the virus to spread, despite our best efforts to engineer protocols to prevent this. With more person-to-person interaction, it is likely we’ll see an increase in cases throughout our community in all settings.’’According to Goh, health officials will closely monitor data in the coming days and weeks, wary of a possible surge that still could challenge the capacity of local hospitals.Indeed, when asked by Council Member Andy Wilson on Monday if she were comfortable with the current configuration of the hospital beds in case of second wave of coronavirus, Goh replied, “No, I can’t really say that at all. I think that we will have to follow the data closely and be prepared to surge again if needed.’’“I think that we do want to have the surge capacity,’’ she added, “but the level of beds at the Convention Center was for very low-level care, and we, since that time, have seen the hospital expand their capacity on site with better-equipped spaces…“I feel that those beds that are there (at the hospital) will better serve higher acuity patients and the people who would likely need it. That helps to moderate the loss of the cots, really, that were at the Convention Center.’’As of this week, according to Goh, there were fewer than 20 COVID patients being treated at Huntington Hospital.The spillover facility at the Convention Center was approved by the council in April following a city staff report that said “projections provided by Huntington Memorial Hospital indicate that at (the outbreak’s) peak, currently estimated for mid-May, there could be as many as 1,300 persons requiring hospitalization at its facility for treatment of COVID-19. … Such a peak would exceed that capacity by approximately 400 beds.’’But those numbers did not materialize, leading to the decision to decommission the makeshift facility.“Based on the data, COVID-19 projections and consultation with local and state health officials at the time, our City Council recognized the importance of having surge capacity in place in coordination with Huntington Hospital,” City Manager Steve Mermell told Pasadena Now on Sunday. “No patients were placed there, although we had a plan in place should there have been a need. With all the mass gatherings and reopening we hope we don’t get a large influx of cases in the next few weeks.”City staff estimated the initial cost of establishing the temporary medical facility at about $250,000 for the first month and $180,000 for each month thereafter.Meanwhile, Goh told the council that a second wave of COVID cases is not a matter of if, but of when – and, more important, of how severe.“We’re trying to model out when we would expect another wave,’’ she said. “I don’t think that the possibility of not having one is on the table. I think that there will be, and possibly in the fall.’’City News Service contributed to this report. Subscribecenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Weekly Market Review: December 9, 2019

first_imgThe Federal Reserve meets this week, its final scheduled gathering of 2019, with zero market expectations of a fourth consecutive rate cut taking place. The three Fed rate cuts implemented since July were seen as a boost to “jump start” consumer spending, i.e., lower interest rates incent Americans to borrow/spend more. This latter activity could ultimately lead to higher inflation as the increased demand for goods and services drives prices higher. Higher inflation, in and of itself, can also spur additional spending as consumers accelerate purchases before prices go any higher (source: BTN Research).Lower interest rates have created an unintended consequence in the pension world. The discount rate used to calculate the present value of pension liabilities has historically been benchmarked to high-quality corporate or Treasury bond yields. Many key interest rates have been cut in half over the last 12 years, e.g., the yield on the 10-year Treasury note has fallen from 4.02% (12/06/07) to 1.84% (12/06/19). Every one percentage point drop in the discount rate produces an approximate +12% increase in the present value of pension liabilities, a reality that is causing funding difficulties for retirement plans nationwide (source: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College).The UK general election on Thursday 12/12/19 is its first December election since 1923. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to gain a majority backing in Parliament which would allow him to enact his Brexit plan, 3 years after voters approved UK’s divorce from continental Europe (source: BTN Research).Notable Numbers for the Week:SOME DO IT ON THEIR OWN – 61% of 1,000 workers surveyed in January 2019 are working with a financial advisor(s) or expect to work with an advisor(s) as they prepare for their eventual retirement (source: Employee Benefit Research Institute).ARE WE TWICE AS HEALTHY? – The United States spends 18% of its $21.5 trillion gross domestic product (GDP) on health care expenditures, more than double the 8.6% of GDP spent by 35 other major economies throughout the world (source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).SOURCE OF PAYMENT – 42.6% of the cost to deliver a baby for the 3.95 million births in the United States in calendar year 2016 was paid for by Medicaid (source: National Vital Statistics System).EVEN WHEN YOU’RE SLEEPING – If you were paid $1 a minute for an entire year you would make $525,600 for the year, i.e., $60 per hour x 24 hours a day x 365 days in the year (source: BTN Research).last_img read more

Khedira a doubt for Man Utd clash with thigh tear

first_imgJuventus midfielder Sami Khedira is a doubt for the Champions League trip to Manchester United after tearing a thigh muscle.The Germany international has been left out of the Juve squad for this weekend’s Serie A clash with Udinese after undergoing medical checks on the problem.”Latest tests have revealed that Sami Khedira suffered a tear of the flexor muscles in his left thigh,” the club said in a statement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “The German midfielder has already started therapy and will undergo further check-ups next week.”The injury leaves Khedira a doubt for the meeting with United at Old Trafford on October 23, with the return fixture on November 7 in Turin.He could also be at risk of missing Serie A games against Genoa, Empoli and Cagliari, while the reigning champions travel to face AC Milan on November 11.The 31-year-old has made six appearances in all competitions this season, scoring once.Juve currently top both Group A in the Champions League and Serie A, winning all nine of their matches in the two competitions.last_img read more

‘Beast’ Conte shows axed Ancelotti way forward

first_imgChelsea ‘Beast’ Conte shows axed Ancelotti how to succeed in adversity Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 20:00 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte Getty Images Chelsea Bayern München Premier League Antonio Conte Carlo Ancelotti Opinion The current Chelsea manager offers a fine example to a former Blues boss of what is required of a coach in the modern, cut-throat world of football Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti could not have had more contrasting evenings in the Champions League on Wednesday.At the same time that Chelsea’s current manager was pulling off arguably the best European result of his coaching career, a former Blues boss was watching his side slump to a 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain that cost him his job at Bayern Munich.Ancelotti ultimately paid the price for losing the dressing room. The two-time Champions League winner had allowed dissension within his ranks to go unchecked and, after dropping Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels for the game at the Parc des Princes, he was ultimately forced out by his own players. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “There were five players against Ancelotti,” Bayern president Uli Hoeness told Westfalenpost. “It was impossible to get out of that.”Uli Hoeness Carlo Ancelotti PSAncelotti has been here before, of course. He is affectionately known as ‘King Carlo’ at Stamford Bridge, after winning a domestic double in the first of his two seasons in charge, but he was ultimately dethroned by key figures within the Chelsea squad.Harsh as it may sound, Conte would never have allowed a mutiny to develop, as underlined by the cut-throat way in which he ostracised Diego Costa before the striker’s inevitable return to Atletico Madrid.Chelsea 14/1 for CL gloryThis is a man who wants things done his way. If they’re not, either a player walks – or he does.When he disagreed with Juventus’ transfer strategy in the summer of 2014, he sensationally quit. Conte almost always exits on his terms.Compare this with Ancelotti: he has held some of the most prestigious positions in football – Bayern, Real Madrid and Chelsea – but he was, rightly or wrongly, discarded by all of those clubs.When the going gets tough, Ancelotti is often sent packing. Conte, by contrast, has proven himself adept at dealing with adversity and conflict.Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio ConteAs former Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo – who also served under Ancelotti at AC Milan – said earlier this year: “I have nothing but respect and admiration for Conte.”If he takes a job, any job, it has to be on his terms: the players he wants to sign; those he wants to get rid of; the style he wants to play.“I have played under a lot of great managers. but I can say that Conte is a genius. And, like all men who possess genius, he is a little mad.“The man can be a beast. A dressing room when he is angry is one of the most dangerous places you can be!”Only this summer, Conte had to put his foot down regarding the Costa stand-off and what was, until deadline day, an unsatisfactory transfer market, as far as he was concerned.Despite the undoubted disharmony at Stamford Bridge when the season began, which manifested itself in a shock opening-day loss to Burnley, Conte steadied the ship and navigated Chelsea safely through choppy waters.Andrea Pirlo Antonio Conte PSIndeed, the Blues have now won seven of their last eight games in all competitions, drawing the other. They lie third in the Premier League, just three points behind the Manchester clubs, and sit top of their Champions League group, with a maximum six-point haul from two outings.Conte deserves immense credit in this regard for handling arrivals as well as departures.Alvaro Morata has made a fine start to his Premier League career and the Spaniard attributes his early success to his new boss: “I came to Chelsea because one club and one coach believed in me.”Club icon John Terry has not been missed whatsoever and while Nemanja Matic is presently proving his worth to Manchester United, Conte’s decision to offload the Serb for a tidy sum is hardly hurting Chelsea, given the replacement, Tiemoue Bakayoko, is looking like the perfect midfield foil for N’Golo Kante.Bayern also lost a couple of important players over the summer, Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, but they were not adequately replaced, leaving a leadership void that Ancelotti failed to fill.Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio ConteIndeed, while there are clearly issues within the Bavarian club itself, the Italian never looked capable of guiding through what was always likely to prove a tricky transitional period. In truth, as great a coach and classy a character as he is, transition has never been his forte.Conte, by contrast, was the man who completely overhauled Juventus, transforming them from the seventh-best team in Serie A to champions in the space of a single season. He handles crises well, even making light of a four-month touchline ban during his time in Turin.Unlike Ancelotti, he does not shy away from confrontations. His contract renewal destabilised Chelsea for a period as well but the Blues boss ultimately received the pay-rise he demanded for delivering a Premier League title.The club’s transfer policy was central to those negotiations, so Conte will have great sympathy for Ancelotti, given Bayern’s refusal to spend big during the summer – a strategy that was publicly criticised by star striker Robert Lewandowski.Certainly, Ancelotti could have done with acquiring players more loyal to him, as his supporters ultimately found themselves outnumbered in the Bayern dressing room.The 58-year-old should still be regarded as a great coach but he may want to look to Conte for a few tips on how to survive in a crisis.In return, Ancelotti could offer his compatriot a few pointers on how to win the Champions League. Although, Conte showed at Atletico on Wednesday night that he may no longer need any help in that regard.last_img read more

Jay Leno To Attend HarleyDavidson Love Ride For USO

first_imgJay Leno will return as the Grand Marshal of the 29th Anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Love Ride on Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Castaic Lake, California.This year’s Love Ride will benefit the USO that provides critical support and morale boosting programs and services to troops, military families, wounded, ill and injured, and their families, and the families of the fallen. The Love Ride is the longest-running motorcycle fundraising event in the world and has raised $24 million for charity in 28 years. The Love Ride was founded in 1984 by Oliver Shokouh, the owner of Harley-Davidson of Glendale.Love Ride 29 is being supported by 22 Harley-Davidson dealerships in Southern California and many of them will feature pre-Love Ride promotions and group rides to Castaic Lake on October 21. Harley-Davidson of Glendale will feature The Strawberry Alarm Clock in concert at 7:15 a.m. followed by a press conference with Leno and other celebrities, including Robert Patrick, the Cast of Sons of Anarchy, Antonio Sabato Jr., Willie G. Davidson, Karen Davidson, Perry King, George Barris, Mickey Jones, Keith Emerson, and Lorenzo Lamas who will sing this year’s National Anthem.George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Canned Heat will headline the Castaic Lake concert starting at 11:45 a.m. Other Castaic Lake festivities include a trade show, Peter Fonda ride-in bike show, USO displays, and a food truck fair.The minimum donation to participate is $50 and includes a free opportunity ticket to win 6 prizes that include a 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim.All motorcycle brands and automobiles are welcome. To sign up in advance or receive more information, go to, or visit Harley-Davidson of Glendale at 3717 San Fernando Road in Glendale, California.last_img read more