Visit Oxfam’s Link to us page. Oxfam offers banner ads to supporters 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. Oxfam is encouraging online supporters to give the charity free publicity by placing banner advertisements on their Web sites. Its Web site offers five different adverts promoting Oxfam itself, its online auctions, fair trade goods, education site, and Millennium-related site. Oxfam is encouraging online supporters to give the charity free publicity by placing banner advertisements on their Web sites. Its Web site offers five different adverts promoting Oxfam itself, its online auctions, fair trade goods, education site, and Millennium-related site. In fact Oxfam allows supporters to place code on their site linking to Oxfam’s ads, rather than copying the graphics to supporters’ own Web sites. This gives Oxfam more control over the adverts’ distribution. In addition Oxfam asks that supporters let it know if they have added a link to the charity’s banner ads, and of course the form offers them a chance to sign up to the charity’s e-mail newsletter. Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 May 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 18 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
There was one winner of this week’s lotto draw. The winner was Maggie Martin and she receives €30. Next week’s jackpot is €1,200. The winner of the 100+ club draw this week was Martin Callaghan, Glencovitt and he receives €100. The seniors and reserves are due to play Carndonagh at home on Saturday.The U-16 boys next game is on Monday away to Moville at 7pm. Bus leaving pitch at 5pm. The Red Hughs Strictly Come Dancing is taking place this Friday night in the Villa Rose. Doors open at 7pm with the show underway at 8pm. Tickets are still on sale at €20.The Back of the Wall 5k Challenge takes place on Sunday, April 29, at 11am. GAA: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: RED HUGH’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his news conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Bournemouth. Here’s some of what the Italian had to say. Conte on Victor MosesEmbed from Getty Images“Victor Moses trained with us yesterday and today. I will have to check his situation and then make the best decision for the team, but he is available.“Victor has shown he is an important player for us but in the matches against Crystal Palace and Manchester City we showed we can do the same (without him) and that is important.“We are a team and we are not 11 single players. If you are working as a team you must be ready to find a right solution when some players miss games.”On the decision to take Nathan Ake back from BournemouthEmbed from Getty Images“Yes, I think it was the right decision because for us it was important (for Ake) to stay in our squad and also because for us it is important to check our players and then see the improvement.“If we find a player to stay in our squad and to give him the possibility to show me and the club the capacity (to play), why not?“I am happy to have Nathan with us. It is not easy when you arrive and before you there are five centre-backs who are all very good.“I am pleased with his attitude and commitment. He is a good player and it was right to bring him here with us.”On facing BournemouthEmbed from Getty Images“For us this is a great challenge. It is another tough game. For me Bournemouth is a really good team with a good coach.“We must pay great attention, because if we think it is going to be easy we are making a great mistake.”On more reports he could leave this summer“I don’t know why. I can think it is normal to try to involve my name because they want me to come back to Italy.“I stay here and am very happy to stay here. This is the most important thing. I have two more years with Chelsea and this is the truth.”On reports of a tunnel fracas after the Man City gameEmbed from Getty Images“Honestly, no, I didn’t see nothing because I was in the changing room to stay with my players. I didn’t see it, but it’s not important what happened in the tunnel.“The most important thing is what happens on the pitch – and I think a lot of people enjoyed this game. This is the most important thing for us.”On speculation Andrea Pirlo could become his assistantEmbed from Getty Images“In this period I am listening to a lot (of speculation) and this is very strange for example.“Pirlo is playing and wants to continue to playing. I don’t know why someone wants to put out this type of situation, but in football it is normal.“It is important to be focused on the present, which is more important than the future. I prefer to be focused on the present and make this season a great season, not just a good season.”On Claudio Ranieri visiting the training groundEmbed from Getty Images“Claudio is a good friend and I was very pleased to see him in Cobham to chat and spend time together. It was good to see him and I hope to see him again this season.“We have spoken about his experience in England and my experience – the different way to train when you compare England to Italy. It was a good chat and I wish for him the best in the future.“He deserves another job and my hope for him is this. He is ready to take another job. He is a top manager and top coach. I’m sure he will find a new job.”On Spurs playing first on SaturdayEmbed from Getty Images“I don’t think it’s an advantage, because the pressure is the same whether they win, lose or draw. You will have good pressure.“But it is very important for us to look at ourselves, not look at the others. Tottenham’s result is important but our result is the most important.“I see two teams in this race – Chelsea and Tottenham – but anything can happen. There are 24 points (to play for) and other rivals can go into this race.”See also:Conte on Pedro, Morata, Wenger’s comments and Chelsea’s search for players Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Thank you Madiba – your magic will forever be among us all. This was a common sentiment as people mourned the passing of a legend.South Africans lost their father and the world lost an icon when Nelson Mandela – Madiba, Tata – died at 8.50pm on 5 December at home in Houghton. It has brought tears, but also a celebration of his life not just to his family and friends, but to the world.Born 18 July 1918 in Mvezo, a small village in the Eastern Cape, Mandela was the country’s first black president. But he was more than that: he was a world statesman and a universal symbol of peace, unity, forgiveness and ubuntu. Tributes continue to pour out for the father of the Rainbow Nation.Bernard Fingwana says: “I am happy the man has finally reached the end of his journey and I thank him for all he has done, for not just us but the whole world.” He leaves a legacy that has changed the lives of many people throughout the world, but above all he has left everyone with the hope of a loving home for all.“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear,” Mandela said. His words inspired many people and changed their ways of thinking.“I feel very hurt knowing that he is gone,” says Phillipa TshabitsoPhillipa Tshibitso says: “I feel very hurt knowing that he is gone. I would like to say to all South Africans that, ‘Please we must all walk in his path.’ I would love to say to his family that we are crying with them.”Mandela’s message is universal: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,” he said in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.“We love you Tata and you will always be a part of everyone’s life. The nation will take all that you have done for us and keep moving towards building a world filled with peace, love and happiness… we are with his family, because Nelson Mandela is our freedom. We will pray with you and not for you,” says Mpilo Masokela.Again, Mandela’s words are inspirational: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”Weeping, Caroline Nkamboyi says: “I did not want to believe that he was gone and as soon as I accepted it I became sad. What I would love to say to his family is that they must accept it because we are here for them too.”And his legacy lives on, urging ordinary people to do the extraordinary: “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation,” he said. “We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.”“He brought freedom into every South African’s life,” says Selina Dikeledi (Images: Bhekumuzi Madakane)Bhekumuzi MadakaneSelina Dikeledi Kitsaweng says: “It all came as a sudden shock. He brought freedom into every South African’s life. I am where I am today because of him. Tata wherever you are, thank you for everything. In a way you brought me up too, so thank you.”Forever he will be missed, and the words “we love you Tata” are being heard loud and clear across the world. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead,” he said. “I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny.”Gone but never forgotten, Madiba will live on in our hearts, his humility and humanity something which we can all strive to emulate. “When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing?” he asked.South Africans – indeed all people – can follow his lead, working for others through his foundation, 46664, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and giving of their time on Nelson Mandela International Day, and every day.But now, to the father of the nation, it is time to say goodbye. Hamba Kahle, Tata.
As business and government leaders from across the globe gather in Abuja, Nigeria, for the World Economic Forum on Africa, KPMG International’s global head of corporate citizenship Michael Hastings reflects on reasons to be hopeful about the future of the continent. People in an internet café in Kampala, Uganda. “The communication revolution is a boon for Africa,” writes Michael Hastings. “The rise of social media will lead to more transparency and more sophisticated forms of democracy.” (Image: World Bank) • Michael Hastings Global head of corporate citizenship KPMG International +44 20 7311 8370 [email protected] kpmg.com/citizenship • How Africa tweets • Rwanda finds a path out of history of horror • Death penalty declines in Africa • Diaspora dollars spur African development • Africa’s green revolution ready to grow. Just add investmentMichael HastingsWhen I meet young Africans who have graduated from overseas universities, I’m struck by their excitement for Africa. They have a vision for their countries of origin, and a passion to return to, and invest in, their homelands. This new desire for engagement is a sign of incredible optimism and hope. There are many other signs of hope.1. A communication revolution, a data revolutionThe communication revolution is a boon for Africa. The rise of social media will lead to more transparency and more sophisticated forms of democracy, both in Africa and elsewhere. Citizens now have extremely powerful tools to hold leaders to account and ensure funding is correctly channelled. The communication revolution has spawned a data revolution, and mobile phones will help Africa catch up with other continents in the gathering of data. Africa sorely needs more, and better, data collection. I’m confident that new technologies will help level the playing fields and give poorer countries a chance to generate the data they need for better decision-making. In 2001, only 25-million Africans had a mobile phone subscription; today, Africa has over 650-million subscriptions.2. Africa: the Silicon Valley of bankingAccording to Carol Realini, California-based mobile-banking innovator and executive chairman of Obopay, “Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking. The future of banking is being defined here … It’s going to change the world.” Mobile phones spread information about agriculture and healthcare to far-flung areas. The Grameen Foundation is going further and using mobile technology to gather extensive data from farmers; the mobile phone is the ultimate data-capturing device. More and better data is sorely needed in Africa to ensure informed policy and investment decisions. For too long the rural poor have been used as tools in an ideological battle between left and right. The mobile phone has the potential to integrate them into the mainstream economy and into the body politic.3. Consistent sustainable development leads to prosperityAfrica has the opportunity to learn from the developmental mistakes of the more established countries. One such mistake was to take a narrow reading on the data. Per capita GDP is now considered a blunt instrument for determining if a country is on the right trajectory. The trend is towards a holistic approach (such as the Legatum Prosperity Index), whereby individual well-being is as important as raw wealth. According to Legatum, prosperous societies are those that afford their citizens good education, entrepreneurial opportunity, freedom and social integration – among other things. Countries become prosperous by consistently investing in sustainable development over a long period.This more nuanced approach to prosperity helps explain the concern that Africa’s growth is mainly attributable to the extractive industries. Yes, this constitutes economic growth and development, but how sustainable is it, and can it be considered quality development? How do we ensure that mining wealth leads to prosperity? These are questions KPMG is wrestling with. We advise government, the private sector and investors to take a long-term approach. Short-termism was one of the sins of colonialism: it takes time to build strong institutions, which can counter the tendency towards centralisation of power. America is rich and powerful because of the early establishment of property rights, a strong judicial system, a sound and fair system of taxation, and representative government reaching down to village level.4. The power of individual libertyIn many African countries there is growing trust in the power of individual liberty. Certain African governments seeking to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit of their young and energetic populations have downsized. Cleaner, leaner governments are driving growth on the continent and helping to boost the private sector. Nigeria is a prime example of this, as is Ghana. I mention examples at the risk of annoying those I leave out, but we must not forget that one of the most sustained and ordered development stories is Europe after the Second World War. When the countries of that continent stopped fighting and channelled their competitive energy into commerce, the results were spectacular. It’s very encouraging when Africa looks to Africa for examples of economic success and technological innovation. Rwanda has, in 20 years, gone from devastating genocide and war to a progressive, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy dynamo, posting record growth. Countries that get their policy house in order can attract investment from neighbours. Successful African countries pull others along in their wake.5. Bring back the dignity of the landCountries that develop institutions, with roots deep in the African soil, will build wealth for their citizens. Agriculture is an important source of income, and too many African countries have to import food. This is a drain on the national finances and undermines national confidence. Infrastructure development, incentives and secure property rights could reverse the trend and usher in a food boom on the continent. Farming demands a certain commitment to land and community: the same cannot always be said for mining. Further, agriculture employs 65% of Africa’s labour force. Farm yields in Africa are relatively low – productivity gains in agriculture directly benefit the hundreds of millions of Africans who work the soil. Promoting the development of agriculture is the quickest way to build prosperity. We must bring back the dignity of the land. African self-reliance depends on it.6. Better data for better educationWe must enhance the dignity of the teaching profession. School enrolment has improved dramatically in Africa, and this is to be celebrated. But the quality of instruction is of concern. Again, qualitative data will help. Children attending school is not enough, there needs to be the expectation of high standards. Improved data collection will help ascertain areas of weakness in the school system.7. Knowledge equals power and wealthIf it is true that knowledge equates to power and wealth, then Africa can look forward to an exciting future. No continent stands to gain as much from new technologies, which allow for the exchange of information, as Africa. Soon, every single African will have the world’s entire fund of knowledge in the palm of his or her hand. As a key knowledge resource to African governments, and outside investors, we will play our part by developing systems of knowledge gathering and analysis to help African countries join the world’s most prosperous nations.Michael Hastings, CBE, is global head of corporate citizenship, KPMG International. This article was originally published on the World Economic Forum blog.