Oxfam and CAF work with Zapp on mobile donations

first_imgOxfam and CAF work with Zapp on mobile donations  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pay. Mobile. Zapp.Which banks?Zapp has already partnered with HSBC, first direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank, so one third of all UK bank accounts will soon be able to function with Zapp.Zapp is part of the VocaLink group of companies. The UK payments provider processed over 10 billion UK payments with a value of over £4.5 trillion. Zapp was unable to confirm what transaction costs would be for charities. However, it commissioned research from the Centre for Economic and Business Research which revealed that “shifting from cash, credit and charge cards to mobile payments could have saved retailers £463 million in lower transaction costs in 2013”.Matt Jerwood, Digital Fundraising Lead, Oxfam, said:“Oxfam is always interested in innovations that offer new ways for supporters to engage with us. We look forward to investigating how this new technology may offer a new channel for receiving donations and make life easier for our supporters.” Advertisement Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Digital mobile Oxfamcenter_img Howard Lake | 4 September 2014 | News Mobile payment provider Zapp is working with the Charities Aid Foundation and Oxfam GB to enable people to donate to charity via their mobile phone using their bank account.Zapp will allow donors to give via their banking application on their phone, meaning that the money will come from donors’ bank accounts, rather than phone bills. This means that they won’t need to input credit or debit card payment details. Also, donors will be able to see their bank account balances at the point of donating and choose which account to give from. This should help them manage their gifts more effectively. 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.last_img read more

TCU’s quest for bowl eligibility continues against Texas

first_imgListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TAGStext only Twitter Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ printTCU won’t just be playing for a win in Austin on Friday, the Frogs are also trying to become bowl-eligible.TCU head coach Gary Patterson said bowl-games have become expected at TCU. Despite a 5-6 record, the Longhorns are expected to be a challenge. Running back D’Onta Foreman leads the country with 1,863 rushing yards. He tops all running backs in yards per game with 186.3. “He’s one of those guys where you need multiple defenders to tackle him because he keeps coming at you,” Patterson said. Foreman will face three of the top-five tacklers in the Big 12. TCU linebackers Travin Howard and Ty Summers are the conference’s top two tacklers. Howard averages 10.8 per game and Summers 9.1 per game. Safety Denzel Johnson is the Big 12’s fourth-best tackler, averaging 8.0 tackles per game. Patterson has confidence in his defense heading into Austin. “We’ve played better defensively on the road than at home this year,” Patterson said.“Why that is, I don’t know.”Offensively, Patterson hinted that backup quarterback Foster Sawyer could see some action if the offensive continues to struggle.“We could see Foster, but that depends on how the game goes and how Sonnie feels,” Patterson said. “Obviously we want to win ball games, so whatever it takes to win.”Patterson is focused on the game, not the speculation on the future of Texas head coach Charlie Strong, whose job may be in jeopardy. “I think Charlie is a good man and good football coach,” Patterson said. “I can’t worry about it.”He did say the uncertainty could rally an emotionally-charged Texas team.“Sometimes the other team being filled with emotion can play to your advantage, and it can play to your disadvantage, so we’ll see,” Patterson said.Since joining the Big 12 in 2012, TCU is 3-1 against Texas with a 2-0 record in Austin. TCU is looking for a third straight win over the Longhorns for the first time since they had four straight victories from 1935-1938. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. on Friday in Austin. Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Previous articleAll set: TCU volleyball player finds her home in Fort WorthNext articleTCU is bowl eligible; defeats Texas 31-9 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas + posts Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Garrett Podell TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Khawar Mehdi cleared of “sedition” and “conspiracy”

first_imgNews Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders has welcomed the dropping of charges against freelance journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi by a special anti-terrorism court in Quetta, south-west Pakistan.Mehdi, who fled his country at the end of 2004, was arrested in Karachi on 16 December 2003 while working with two French journalists from the weekly L’Express for whom he was accused of faking a report on Taliban armed groups on the Afghanistan border.Military intelligence held him secretly for more than 40 days, during which time he was tortured, before he was charged on 25 January 2004 with “”sedition” and “conspiracy”. He was released on bail from Quetta prison on 29 March 2004The Quetta court dropped these charges for lack of evidence on 23 March 2005, the judges taking the view that the serious charges that carried a life sentence were unfounded.”It has taken more than a year for the Pakistani justice system to realise that there was an obvious lack of evidence against Khawar Mehdi – a year too long in which he was secretly held, tortured, harassed and forced to flee his country”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The court did however uphold a one-year prison sentence imposed on Mehdi at the start of 2005 for failing to turn up for his trial, shortly after he went into exile for fear of receiving a harsh prison sentence.Reporters Without Borders said it hoped that this unfair sentence, now clearly unjustified, would be quashed on appeal.Two other men, Allah Noor and Abdul Shakir, who were arrested for having been in contact with the journalist, have also been released and acquitted of charges of aiding and abetting Mehdi. Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Reporters Without Borders welcomed the decision of the anti-terrorist court in Quetta, south-west Pakistan to drop charges for lack of evidence against Khawar Mehdi, who was working for the French weekly L’Express, but regretted it had taken more than a year for the justice system to recognise the reporter’s innocence. RSF_en Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Khawar Mehdi cleared of “sedition” and “conspiracy” News to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Forty per cent of healthcare professionals bullied at work

first_imgResearch reveals the NHS to be blighted by bullying with woman sufferingmore than menNearly half of care professionals in the NHS have been bullied in the pasttwo years, and some 68 per cent have seen bullying taking place, a study hasfound. Of the 167 care professionals surveyed, 40 per cent say they have beenbullied, with managers being the perpetrators half the time and non-managers orpeers in a third of cases. The research, presented to the British Association for Counselling andPsychotherapy by chartered psychologist, Noreen Tehrani, reports that of the 67care professionals who say they have been bullied, 44 per cent have some degreeof post-traumatic stress disorder. The study also found that women were bullied more frequently than men. Oneof the reasons for this, she suggested, was that non-managers were bullied morethan managers, and more men were managers. “Little research has been undertaken on the impact of prolonged orchronic trauma perpetrated in a working or personal relationship,” saidTehrani. “It would appear there are some differences in the magnitude and inter-relationshipbetween groups of symptoms that can differentiate acute and chronic victims oftrauma, but more needs to be done to identify the mechanisms that are involvedin the development of post-traumatic stress in a range of situations,” sheadded. In a separate development, the HSE has unveiled a new methodology,Interventions to control stress at work in hospital staff, to tackle stresswithin the NHS. The study, the result of research funded by Unison and the Royal College ofNursing, looks at ways of assessing psychosocial risks and organisationalhazards, how to prioritise findings to translate into interventions and how toimplement and evaluate interventions. The methodology is being applied in three NHS trusts, involving fivedifferent worker groups, and the HSE will now assess what impact it has made onstress levels. www.bac.co.ukwww.hsebooks.co.uk Comments are closed. Forty per cent of healthcare professionals bullied at workOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

USA: Frank Cable Completes First UNREP in 10 Years

first_imgCompleting the UNREP is a milestone for Frank Cable Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners because it’s been 10 years since the last UNREP and it proves the ship has the capability for sustained at-sea operations. “Not only did Frank Cable need fuel, but we also needed to regain proficiency in a critical core competency,” said Capt. Mark Benjamin, the commanding officer of Frank Cable. “This capability allows Frank Cable to remain at sea longer between port visits; longer lenths at sea is an enabler to expanded mission sets, including warfighting support, theater security cooperation, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”Cesar Chaves transferred 280,000 gallons of F76 fuel to Frank Cable which provided the opportunity for Sailors and civilian mariners to train together on this vital underway evolution.“They worked together like a well oiled machine,” said Benjamin regarding the coordination between Frank Cable Sailors and civilian mariners. “I couldn’t be more proud.”For many Sailors and civilian mariners involved, this was the first UNREP evolution they had been a part of in their careers. After successfully completing the evolution the ship, as well as the crew, are now ready to conduct sustained operations at sea if the mission calls for it.“Proving this capability promotes our relevance to my operational commander, opening the door to a wider range of missions,” added Benjamin.Sailors and civilian mariners were proud to be part of such a big accomplishment for Frank Cable.“It was pretty cool being a part of the first UNREP [in more than 10 years] with Frank Cable,” said Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Bradley Jeffrey-Moe. “It was an honor to be part of such a special event.”Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility and is currently on a scheduled underway period.[mappress]Press Release, April 4, 2014; Image: US Navy Military Sealift Command’s USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) pulled alongside the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) April 3, allowing Frank Cable to complete an underway replenishment (UNREP). View post tag: completes Training & Education USA: Frank Cable Completes First UNREP in 10 Years View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UNREP View post tag: Frank Share this article View post tag: Navy April 4, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Frank Cable Completes First UNREP in 10 Years View post tag: Naval View post tag: 10 View post tag: years View post tag: Cable View post tag: firstlast_img read more

Fire in Chemistry Department

first_imgA fire broke out in the Chemistry department in the early hours of Friday morning.Security staff spotted the fire at around 4am on Friday 12th April. The fire brigade were immediately called, who quickly brought the blaze under control.One staff member was given “precautionary medical checks” but no one was hurt in the fire.The cause of the fire is still unknown, though a spokesman for the University said, “there are no indications of criminal activity and there was no risk to the public.”The laboratory concerned was damaged but the fire did not spread further.last_img read more

Kennedy Dancers hold school recital at MS No. 7

first_img ×GETTING THEIR CHANCE TO PERFORM – Students will get to strut their stuff at a special performance of the Kennedy Dancers at Middle School No. 7 on June 23. GETTING THEIR CHANCE TO PERFORM – Students will get to strut their stuff at a special performance of the Kennedy Dancers at Middle School No. 7 on June 23. JERSEY CITY — The Kennedy Dancers will hold a school recital at Middle School No. 7 on Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m. All students will perform choreography from dance classes. The school is located at 222 Laidlaw Ave. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets or more information call (201) 659-2190. Tickets can also be purchased at the Kennedy Dancers center, 79 Central Ave. in Jersey City.last_img read more

Grains of truth

first_imgHealth has long been discussed as a key trend in the bread market, but new research has pinpointed Omega 3 and whole grains as areas with the most potential for the future.Commissioned by ingredients supplier British Bakels, to inform its new product development, the research found that consumers know they are not eating enough whole grains and are making a conscious effort to eat more.Nearly half of all respondents to a Harris Interactive poll said they intend to purchase bakery food products fortified with Omega 3 in the long-term.Omega 3 has long been the star of so-called functional foods, such as milk and spreads, but, according to the research, bakery products fortified with fish oil, such as Kingsmill’s Head Start bread, are attracting growing interest. In a poll of over 1,000 people 33% of people said they had purchased or would be interested in buying Omega 3- enriched breads, rolls and buns. This figure increased to 40% among 16-to-24-year-olds. In a separate poll of nearly 800 people, heart and joint health were highlighted as the best-known health benefits of Omega 3.”We found that 48% of respondents said that they intend to buy bakery products with Omega 3 over the long-term, but 16% are doing so already. Whether this will translate into growing sales depends on the quality of products,” says Bakels’ MD Paul Morrow. “The fact that so many young people are interested in bakery products with added Omega 3 is good news; bakery consumers have traditionally been an ageing demographic.”Bakels launched an Omega 3 ingredient for bread last year. Called Nutromega, the spread remains a niche product, but is definitely “one for the future”, says Morrow.Whole grains also show excellent potential for future growth, according to research firm Nielsen, with 93% of UK consumers purchasing foods labelled ’wholegrain’ or ’high fibre’. In the US, sales of wholegrain products grew by 18% in 2005, while last year saw 1,350 new wholegrain products launched around the world, a third of which were baked goods. Sales in North America have been helped by a ’stamp of approval’ from consumer organisation, the US Whole Grains Council. This is used on-pack to promote products high in whole grains.”The UK bakery market has not paid enough attention to whole grains; it’s a missed opportunity,” says Morrow. “Sales of whole-grain products have rocketed in the US since the Whole Grains stamp was introduced. There are now over 1,700 products on the market carrying the stamp.”The company is hoping for a similarly positive impact when it launches its new Multi Whole-grain mix at the Baking Industry Exhibition, at the Birmingham NEC on 6-9 April. The 50% mix, which contains oats, rye, maize and wheat, is the first product outside North America to be allowed to use the Whole Grain Council’s stamp. The stamp will be made available to UK craft bakeries that use the new mix, along with point-of-sale material explaining the health benefits of a diet high in whole grains.According to Bakels, Brits now eat just 18g of whole grains per day, compared with the Whole Grain Council’s recommended 48g. “Whole grains could be a real winner for bakers. Food giants, such as Nestlé with Shredded Wheat and PepsiCo with Walkers’ SunBites crisps, have realised the opportunities that whole grains offer and are advertising these products heavily. Bakers will also benefit from this spend, as it will raise awareness of whole grains in the diet,” says Morrow.last_img read more

Watch Marcus King Shred On “Just Kissed My Baby” With George Porter Jr.-Led Super Jam

first_imgOne of the most fun sets from last weekend’s 28th Annual Christmas Jam was the funk fueled super jam session hosted by George Porter Jr. The Meters’ bassist recruited the likes Branford Marsalis, Eric Krasno, John Medeski, and Terence Higgins for the short-but-sweet show, and mostly focused on hits from The Meters catalog.Though we previously covered Bob Weir’s sit in with the band on “Sugaree,” new videos have since emerged that show off this all-star ensemble jamming with the rising superstar, Marcus King. The 20-year-old guitarist is the real deal, and his work on “Just Kissed My Baby” with these music veterans is nothing short of impressive. The future is bright for Mr. King, that’s for certain.Watch the collaboration below, courtesy of Tom Libera on YouTube.You can also listen to full audio from the set below, courtesy of taper nolamule.last_img read more

Your Questions Answered About Alienware Area-51 Threadripper

first_imgI’ve considered myself a multi-tasking master for most of my life, but digital transformation is creating a new breed – the mega-tasker. We’re talking about people who want to do 3D modeling, digital audio, live streaming, video rendering and gaming – sometimes all at once.For them, a computer with four cores is simply not enough. That’s why we’re excited now to start offering  Alienware’s first 16-core/32-thread Area-51 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X on July 27.First introduced at E3, it “has room for some truly ridiculous specs” and we’re the only major PC vendor to deliver Threadripper pre-built systems at the chip’s launch. Each overclocked from factory.How many cores are enough?A single core CPU is rare these days. The most basic new system is going to have at least two – very often four. And, as you might surmise, four is better than two. Continuing that logic, then eight is better than four, right?The number you need, though, will depend on what you plan to do with your computer. A 16-core processor would be excessive for simple web surfing and your basic school or office productivity software. However, if you’re creating high-end content with applications like SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Autodesk or Cakewalk you need more powerful core compute performance.Dell Precision workstations are tested to ensure such high-performance applications run smoothly on them; but, as gaming grows into more than just a leisure pastime for many creators, and gamers become creators themselves, sometimes you want a bit more. Creators and gamers want a system that is designed for a high performance gaming experience with the ability to carry-out their creative dreams, goals or everyday hobbies thanks to the monster truck-like power Area-51 will deliver.Why a triangle?The Alienware Area-51 triad design is far from a boring box. When it first launched in 2014 it created a completely new experience in desktop computing.“Alienware might call it Triad, but we’d actually call it pretty bad-ass,” said Hot Hardware. And The Verge called it “a spaceship disguised as a gaming PC.”So, yeah, this is really going to stand out on your desktop. It’s also a pretty intelligent design. You can easily access the rear ports to connect or disconnect cables by pivoting it on one of its corners, and there’s even a little light back there so you don’t have to find a flashlight to see what you’re doing.All the input/output ports face you directly making it easy to connect your headphones, media card readers or any other USB devices. The internal component layout is even designed to have a low center of gravity to help prevent it from tipping when being lifted.One of the biggest benefits to the angled design is how it keeps things cool. It provides a large space for hot air to escape where a traditional, rectangular chassis only leaves a small space between internal components and the wall. Oh, and it also has advanced liquid cooling.Isn’t water bad for a computer?Technically, what’s in the Alienware Area 51’s liquid cooling system is an environmentally friendly mixture of demineralized water and propylene glycol that has benefits ranging from anti-freeze, anti-corrosion and anti-bacterial. It’s totally safe and maintains your CPU temperatures as low as possible at all times.It’s not just sloshing around in there like an overturned energy drink, though. The liquid running through the system absorbs the heat from the CPU as it is pumped across a cold plate. That heated liquid is then pumped through the radiator, which acts as a heat exchanger. Heat from the liquid is pushed out of the chassis and then cooled liquid is returned to the cold plate. The new Area 51’s has been equipped with our highest performance liquid cooling unit as a result of having the thickest heat exchanger we’ve ever had.That’s important if you’re mega-tasking like rendering video while gaming in 4K. More energy is needed to run data-intensive workloads, and just as many of us humans tend to move a bit slower in the summer heat, the movement of electronic impulses in a computer chip can slow down when it gets warmer.Is Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition for me?Well, if you are looking for a new home system for you kids to do their homework on or to access your bank for online bill-payments. It’s probably more machine than you need. And if your teenager was only able to save less than $1,500 from his summer job for a new gaming system, you might want to show him our Alienware Aurora which comes VR ready for $1299.But, if you use high-performance creative applications and want to spend more time creating than waiting. If you’re a diehard performance enthusiast demanding the absolute best rig for 4K, 8K or virtual reality applications. Or you want to play your favorite games in 4K while broadcasting live HD streams around the world on Twitch. Then this is the pre-built system for you.So to recap the highlights of the new Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition Available July 27thAlienware’s first 16-core processor desktopFeatures Alienware’s Triad chassis – prioritizing thermal management and ergonomicsOffers “All Cores Overclocked” AMD Ryzen Threadripper processorsSupports up to 1125W (3x 375W) dedicated to graphicsNew Premium CPU Liquid Cooling, available on all configurationsOffers M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD options with additional 7200RPM storage drivesFeatures Dual Killer Gigabit Ethernet portsIncludes 802.11ac Wireless and Bluetooth technologyStarting price $2999 (with 16-core processor)Further Reference:  www.alienware.com/desktopsAlienware Arena Experience Page:  https://na.alienwarearena.com/products/area-51-threadripper-editionlast_img read more