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BBC promotes giving online to Comic Relief

Visit the BBC’s Red Nose Day. Howard Lake | 22 February 2001 | News BBC promotes giving online to Comic Relief 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis At the end of last night’s Comic Relief film on BBC1 about the work it supports it Rwanda, there appeared a short fundraising appeal suggesting viewers donate via credit card using the telephone. Straight afterwards came an addendum to the film suggesting that viewers might also like to donate online at the BBC’s Red Nose Day Web site.At the end of last night’s Comic Relief film on BBC1 about the work it supports it Rwanda, there appeared a short fundraising appeal suggesting viewers donate via credit card using the telephone. Straight afterwards came an addendum to the film suggesting that viewers might also like to donate online at the BBC’s Red Nose Day Web site. This is the first example of Comic Relief mentioning online donations on TV before Comic Relief Day. In 1999, online donations were mentioned on TV only on the day of the telethon. Advertisement read more

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Ronkonkoma Man Killed by Rolling Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 30-year-old Ronkonkoma man died after a Dodge Charger rolled over him when he opened a storage trailer door to remove it in Stony Brook on Wednesday night.Suffolk County police said Jeremy Van Bemmelen opened the rear door of a storage trailer to remove the sports car, which was on an incline, when the vehicle rolled on top of him on Beacon Hill Drive at 9 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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The Latest: Florida athletics seeing a rise in COVID cases

first_imgAfter USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported the layoffs, which he said included several of the Braves’ top pro scouts, the team issued a statement confirming that is has “completed a re-organization of full-time staff, spread across all areas of the organization including our baseball, business, real estate development and minor league operations.”The team’s announcement comes less than two weeks before the start of the baseball playoffs. The Braves are in position to capture their third straight NL East title and host a first-round series at Truist Park.___Arkansas State’s home football game against Central Arkansas has been pushed back from Saturday to Oct. 10.The school made the announcement in a news release Tuesday. Mullen credited his players. He said anytime 50,000 students are on campus “you’re going to have a spike. Our guys, we have a minor one.” ___The Georgia Bulldogs will not allow tailgating on campus for football games this season because of the coronavirus pandemic.The athletic department said its decision follows public health guidelines and mirrors the approach taken by other Southeastern Conference schools, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn and Ole Miss.The No. 4 Bulldogs open the season at Arkansas on Sept. 26. The first of four home games at Sanford Stadium is a prime-time contest against No. 8 Auburn on Oct. 3. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Athletic director Todd Stansbury says it was “not a decision that was made lightly” but the feeling is that the safest course of action is to invite fans to come straight from their vehicles to Bobby Dodd Stadium to ”better safeguard the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors through the protocols that we have in place designed to mitigate the risk of the transmission of COVID-19.”Chairs, grills and coolers will not be permitted outside of an individual’s vehicle or recreational vehicle, and no loitering or gatherings of any size will be permitted in campus areas before the game.Georgia Tech is limiting capacity to about 11,000 fans at 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.___Keeneland will hold next month’s 12-day fall meet without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic but will allow a limited number of participants and essential personnel. The school reported 61 new positive cases, including six for the football team a little more than a week before its season opener at Ole Miss. The spike in infections coincided with the return of student to campus and the start of classes.The Gators ceased activities with the school’s lacrosse and baseball programs due to dozens of positive results. Lacrosse reported 31 coronavirus cases, and baseball had 15.The women’s soccer team had three cases, leading to the cancellation of Saturday’s season opener at Missouri. Multiple players were quarantined because of contact tracing with infected teammates.Florida performed 230 tests in September on football players, yielding seven positive cases.Football coach Dan Mullen said Monday he was pleased with how his players have avoided exposure to the virus. The team had 21 positive cases once players returned to campus in late May, but it didn’t have a single positive in August. Associated Press Fans will be allowed to gather near their vehicle with family members or those they traveled with to Sanford Stadium. Parking lots on campus will open three hours before kickoff for each home game. Attendants will require that all occupants in the vehicle have tickets for the game.Georgia is planning to allow 20-25 percent of capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium. That translates to crowds of roughly between 18,500 and 23,200.___Georgia Tech has banned tailgating on campus for Saturday’s home opener against No. 14 Central Florida.The school is holding off on making a decision about tailgating for its remaining five games at Bobby Dodd Stadium.center_img The Lexington, Kentucky, track had a similar policy for a special five-day summer meet after canceling its spring card. Keeneland will conduct the season-ending Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 6-7 without spectators.Keeneland President/CEO Bill Thomason said in a release the decision was made after consulting local and state government officials and public health experts, and monitoring worldwide sporting events during the pandemic.___The first-place Atlanta Braves have laid off an unspecified number of employees throughout their organization because of the economic hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Furloughs and cuts have been widespread throughout baseball since the league suspended operations in March. The season finally started in July with a shortened 60-game schedule, but no fans are allowed to attend. Arkansas State said it cannot assemble a full two-deep depth chart at a specific position group due to player unavailability. The statement did not say if the postponement was COVID-19 related, but said the “health and safety of our student-athletes will always come first.”“We are obviously disappointed for the student-athletes participating from both schools, as well as both coaching staffs and fan bases,” Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir said. All tickets purchased will be honored on the new date.“We will remain diligent in our health and safety protocols, and we look forward to resuming our 2020 schedule next week against Tulsa,” Mohajir said.___ The Latest: Florida athletics seeing a rise in COVID cases Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Florida’s athletic department is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. September 15, 2020last_img read more

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Yahoo Fantasy Football Picks Week 4: NFL DFS lineup advice for cash games

first_imgThere isn’t much to say about last week’s Yahoo NFL DFS cash lineup — at least nothing good to say. Our Matthew Stafford-Kenny Golladay stack was a bust, Saquon Barkley exited early, Peyton Barber remembered he was Peyton Barber, and D.K. Metcalf was more like D.K. Meh-calf. Greg Olsen showed up as expected and Adam Thielen got into the end zone, but we needed a lot more than that to cash. Our Week 4 daily fantasy football picks will be looking to bounce back in a big way.Our lineup this week is built around a Rams stack, a Redskins stack, the top WR, and a pair of chalky picks at TE and FLEX who are tough to avoid in cash lineups. On the surface, this probably doesn’t look like a typical cash lineup, but we feel good about the matchups and home/road splits, so we expect to hit the cash line with this squad. TE: Will Dissly, Seahawks @ Cardinals ($18). Everyone knows how bad the Cardinals have been against TEs this year, so this will be an extremely chalky pick. It’s also a little riskier than you think, as a fair amount of Dissly’s production last week came in garbage time (including a touchdown on the untimed final play of the game). Darren Waller is a higher-floor pick at the same price, but we avoided him because we didn’t want two Raiders on our roster. Austin Hooper also works but then we would’ve been dealing with two Falcons’ pass-catchers. In cash games, we wanted to diversify.FLEX: Austin Ekeler, Chargers @ Dolphins ($31). Another very chalky pick, but Ekeler has been dominant all season and the Dolphins can’t stop anyone. You’re putting yourself at major risk if you don’t have Ekeler this week.D/ST: Washington Redskins @ Giants ($10). As much as we like Daniel Jones, he’s still a rookie who was sacked five times and lost two fumbles last week in Tampa. You know he’s going to throw some INTs soon, too. Washington hasn’t been overly impressive this year, but they have enough talented players to cause problems for Jones. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 4 Yahoo NFL DFS Lineup: Picks, Advice for cash gamesWEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPQB: Jared Goff, Rams vs. Buccaneers ($28). Goff hasn’t been great this year, but he’s managed at least 269 passing yards and two TDs in each of the past two games. He’s typically better at home, and this week he gets a favorable  home matchup against a Bucs team that was just torched by rookie Daniel Jones. Goff has too many good receivers not to produce, and at QB13 pricing, he presents solid value, too.RB: Josh Jacobs, Raiders @ Colts ($25). Jacobs had his first poor day as a pro last week, so now’s the perfect time to grab him in anticipation of a bounce back. Jacobs only saw 10 carries and produced 44 yards against the Vikings because of an early deficit, but in Weeks 1 and 2, he had at least 99 total yards and scored twice. The Colts have been one of the worst defenses against RBs all year, and Devonta Freeman had 88 rushing yards against despite trailing all game. Jacobs should produce despite worries about playing time if the Raiders fall behind again.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB: Adrian Peterson, Redskins @ Giants ($15). This one might look weird, but Peterson is a very situational player. In favorable matchups, he’s a good bet for 80-plus yards and a touchdown; in bad matchups, he’s useless. Well, this is a good matchup, as the Giants are allowing just over 20 fantasy points per game to RBs, so expect Peterson to get a heavy workload and grind out enough yards to pay off in cash games. At his cheap price, he allows us to fill in two other steady RBs and arguably the top WR.WR: Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Titans ($38). The knock on Jones is that he doesn’t get into the end zone enough, but after scoring in each game this year and each of the final four games last year, it’s safe to say Jones knows where the goal line is. If anything, we’re a little nervous that Jones is due to not score at this point. But the targets are there (30 through three games) and the production obviously is, too. On top of that, Tennessee has struggled against relatively mediocre passing games the past two weeks (Indianapolis, Jacksonville). Facing the Falcons in Atlanta will be a much tougher test.WEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsWR: Cooper Kupp, Rams vs. Buccaneers ($22). Kupp’s mispricing makes him almost a must-own. WR13, at $16 off WR1 pricing? That’s silly for the clear top target in the Rams offense (31 targets). Like we said with Goff, Tampa was just lit up by the Giants, so Goff and Kupp should keep the connection going strong back in L.A.WR: Phillip Dorsett, Patriots @ Bills ($13). Even if Julian Edelman (ribs) plays, we like Dorsett here. In two games without Antonio Brown this year, he’s caught 10-of-11 targets for 148 yards and three TDs. The Bills have done a good job with receivers in favorable matchups the first three weeks (Jets, Giants, Bengals), but the Patriots passing game will be a different story. Dorsett is typically more of a GPP option because of his big-play ability, but he can pay off in cash now, too.MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup Builderlast_img read more