Repeat TV documentary raises a further £33,000 online

first_imgRepeat TV documentary raises a further £33,000 online 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. Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Channel 4 last night screened a repeat of ‘The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off’, the story of Jonny Kennedy who died of genetic condition Epidermolysis Bullosa. Online donations within a day have reached over £33,977.44. When the film was first shown in March 2004 it generated over £60,000 in online donations within 24 hours for the charity DEBRA, as reported by UK Fundraising. Jonny Kennedy was a trustee of the charity, which funds medical research and provides counselling, welfare, respite and advocacy.The success of the repeat showing demonstrates the power of the film itself, but also that smaller, less well-known charities can still use the Internet to generate substantial sums quickly, particularly on the back of coverage in another medium. Furthermore, it demonstrates that TV documentaries can continue to generate funds after their first showing, provided the charity involved is aware of the repeat in advance. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 October 2004 | Newslast_img read more

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Man City rumours: Kroos to sign for £37m? Fight with United for £45m Stones?

first_imgPep Guardiola will officially start work as Manchester City manager on July 1.But the Spaniard has already given the City board a list of transfer targets and work is well underway to strengthen the squad ahead of his arrival in England.A deal for Ilkay Gundogan was done last month and the Germany star is set to be followed to the Etihad Stadium by numerous others.According to Sunday’s newspapers, Guardiola wants to strengthen his squad considerably and is targeting up to six summer signings.See some of the names City are being linked with by clicking through our gallery above. 5 5 5 John Stones: City to win race for the Everton youngster? – Stones is set for a £45m move away from Everton this summer despite Ronald Koeman’s appointment as manager and, according to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City are ready to do battle with Manchester United for the young England defender’s signature. 5 Leroy Sane: Starlet to join Guardiola at City? Click right for more Man City gossip… – Another German is also on Guardiola’s radar, with leading newspaper Bild claiming Leroy Sane will have showdown talks with Schalke over his future this week. Guardiola is thought to be keen on the 20-year-old forward and there have been reports this week that a £40million deal for Sane could be imminent. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Prolific striker set to disappoint City? Click right for more Man City gossip… – Bild also claims City are prepared to pay up to £55m to sign Borussia Dortmund’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But that is unlikely to see City get their man, with the report claiming the Bundesliga side are determined to keep hold of the Gabon hotshot. Dortmund have already lost Gundogan to City and Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich and do not want to sell another key man. Nolito: Spain star to join fellow countryman Guardiola? Click right for more Man City gossip… – But Manchester City could have more luck with another reported target, Nolito. The Spain forward has a £14m buy-out clause in his Celta Vigo contract and, according to the Mail on Sunday, Guardiola and City chief Txiki Begiristain are determined to do everything they can to land the 29-year-old. Guardiola wants Nolito as part of a formidable looking front three alongside David Silva and Sergio Aguero. 5 Toni Kroos: Is Euro 2016 star Premier League-bound? Click right for more Man City gossip… – According to the Sunday Express, Manchester City want Toni Kroos to follow Germany teammate Ilkay Gundogan to the club. Kroos has been one of the players of Euro 2016 far and new City manager Guardiola hopes to land the talented playmaker in a £37million deal as soon as the tournament has ended. Real Madrid are said to want Paul Pogba and his signing could prompt them to do a deal for Kroos. last_img read more

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Ohio Department of Agriculture partners with Ohio Christmas Tree Association to send Christmas trees to troops overseas

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yesterday, 100 Christmas trees were packed up and shipped off to military units overseas through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Christmas Tree Association.State Christmas tree growers donate the trees, ODA nursery inspectors certify they are free from pests and disease. Both groups come together at ODA to wrap, load up and send the trees to military members stationed overseas. Trees will also include decorations provided by school children, churches and veterans’ groups from around Ohio.This is the 24th year for the program that got its start in Ohio.“This year we are sending the trees overseas to Kuwait. They leave and get to Kuwait in two weeks and then they get dispersed to the bases in the area,” said Valerie Graham with the Ohio Christmas Tree Association. “It is always great to participate in this program. They appreciate what we are doing. When they get these packages from the United States from Ohio it is so touching. This is a great service project.”It costs $150 per tree for shipping and the expenses are covered through donations.last_img read more

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The Secrets of Successful Video Essays

first_imgIf you’re looking for some more examples, check out our post on Today’s Top Video Essay Creators.What are your favorite video essay channels? Share them in the comments below! Video essays are all the rage these days. If you’re interested as a creator or connoisseur, here are some of the secrets to creating successful video essays.Cover image via Every Frame a PaintingSome are beautiful and thought-provoking, while others seem like quickly assembled supercuts with little intentionality behind them. The popularity of “video essays” has been growing in the last few years. Film critics and bloggers like Matt Zoller Seitz, Tony Zhou, Jacob T. Swinney and Kevin B. Lee have built careers around their well-crafted video essays. By examining some of the industry’s best, let’s explore what makes a video essay stand out above the rest.Work With the Highest Quality FootageNoted video essayists Fernando Andrés and Jacob T. Swinney recently did a Reddit AMA where they answered some questions about their processes. As you would expect, a huge part of their workflow is spent on finding and uploading the highest quality footage. Unless you’re working with film reels, the highest quality available to an average consumer would be from DVDs (preferably Blu-ray). Keep an eye for director’s cuts or remastered versions that include restored 4k when possible.As Jacob T. Swinney points out, pulling footage from YouTube is also an option in a pinch, but is not as likely to be the highest quality. Vimeo is another resource to consider because of its quality. You can find lots of YouTube download plugins or websites. Here are a few:HexoticVideoGrabbyClipConverter.cc Make Music Choices That Play Into a ThemeKevin B. Lee, chief video essayist at Fandor, recently did an interesting experiment on how sound and music play into how video essays are perceived. When creating a video essay on Chantal Akerman’s documentary No Home Movie, Lee chose to highlight the film’s fragile banality by putting together a composition of the shots which show the quiet emptiness of the rooms featured in the film. To add a further dynamic to the piece, Lee originally opted to put in music behind the footage (Schubert’s Impromptu D. 899 Op. 90 No. 3) which played into the film’s theme.However, the video essay wasn’t quite as well received by all. Jonathan Miller, the president of Icarus Films (No Home Movie‘s distributor) took exception to Lee using music in an video essay on a film which purposefully draws power from its quietness and lack of soundtrack.I watched the essay and I was surprised because there was no commentary on it. It was five minutes of Chantal’s film put in a different order with this very sentimental music laid over it. I wasn’t sure what made it an essay. It was as if he (Lee) cut Chantal’s footage to make another film entirely. (via Filmmaker Magazine)Ultimately, Lee went back and created a new version with the music removed. However, he left both versions online as a way for the two videos to juxtapose how video essays can create emotions with their music choices (or lack thereof). You can watch the silent version below and read about Lee’s decision in his post here.(If you need music for your next epic video essay, don’t forget that PremiumBeat’s got some pretty fantastic royalty free options!)Structure Your Video Like a FilmTony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting channel has become one of the most recognized names in the video essay genre for its educational and well-structured content. In his video essay below (aptly titled “How to Structure a Video Essay“), Zhou breaks down how he learned to structure his video essays by observing how filmmakers structure their films. (By the way, if you haven’t seen Orson Welles’ F For Fake , it may be the best film about faking a film about filmmaking.)Remember, video essays aren’t essays. They’re films. So you want to structure and pace them like a filmmaker would. Therefore and but. Meanwhile, back at the ranch. — Tony ZhouThe concepts Zhou presents are clearly more than little tricks for YouTube videos. They’re some of the basic tenants of storytelling and structure that apply to videos big and small. If you’re serious about creating content that has a flow and narrative arc to go along with interesting images, understanding concepts like “Therefore and but” and “Meanwhile, back at the ranch” is key.Consume, Consume, ConsumePerhaps one of the best ways to create successful video essays would be to watch as many as possible. The genre is pretty wide open in terms of different styles and definitions into what qualifies as a “video essay.”  There are several choices which you’ll have to make before you find the right one for you. However, if you can critically analyze what the different video essays are doing, you can find the distinctions that you find more worthwhile.Here’s a great look into the history of video essays and the many different elements therein.last_img read more

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Moving Touches Closer Together

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now One of the ways that you can immediately increase the number of appointments you schedule is to speed up the pace of those communications, i.e. move them closer together.Let’s say you are going to call a prospective client four times over the course of the year. One way to do that would be to make a call every ninety days, calling them quarterly. Some people follow this pattern, believing that if their dream client isn’t interested now, calling back in ninety days might allow them to catch that client at exactly the right moment. But from the client’s side, you called once and followed up with an email, and then you disappeared. There is no reason to take a call from a salesperson that calls once. That isn’t the kind of person you want to give your business to because they don’t really want it.A better way to professionally and persistently pursue your dream client would be to remove the space between these four calls. Instead of spacing them ninety days apart, you put seven or so days in between them. You call, leave a voicemail, and send a follow-up email suggesting you’ll try again later. About a week later, you follow that same pattern, trying a third time at the end of that same week. Six or seven days later, you try again.Calling every day makes you a stalker, and your prospect might believe you are belligerent. But calling around once a week for a few weeks in a row with a pitch that promises you’ll trade enough value for their time proves you are persistent and have something to offer. When your attempts are sporadic, you are sporadic, and so are your results. When you are disciplined and focused, you obtain your results faster and with greater certainty.This is one of the areas where a lot of people fear the wrong danger. They worry about seeming persistent when they should worry about not being known at all. They also worry about being a nuisance, but what makes one a nuisance is not the frequency of the communication as much as it is the value of the communication. If you have something to share that is worth your dream client’s attention, move your touches closer together.last_img read more

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Cignal HD gets other outright semis berth

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pesky defense from Marcelino twins throws Salado off his game National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress PBA IMAGESCignal HD booked the last outright semifinals ticket after turning back a scrappy Centro Escolar University side, 96-89, in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Jason Perkins notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while John Villarias gave Cignal a big lift off the bench with a team-high 19 points built on five 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “I guess we were fortunate because we had a very long preparation. We had a lot of time scouting them, but it was still a struggle against them. But the boys delivered and we got the win,” said deputy Jude Roque, who coached in Boyet Fernandez’ stead. The Hawkeyes shot the lights out from downtown, going 15-of-33 from that area.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGuard Aaron Jeruta and big man Rod Ebondo led the Scorpions, who shot 51% from the field.Top seed Flying V, which rose to 9-0 with a blowout win over Zark’s Burgers earlier, is the first team to earn an automatic semis slot. Playmaker Pamboy Raymundo also shone with 11 points and nine assists for Cignal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoSheffield Utd owner Prince Abdullah says Wilder has his full support

first_imgSheffield Utd owner Prince Abdullah says Wilder has his full supportby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United owner Prince Abdullah says manager Chris Wilder has his full support.The Saudi prince, who won an 18-month-long legal battle with fellow co-owner Kevin McCabe over the club’s ownership on Monday, says Sheffield United are “blessed” to have the Englishman in charge at Bramall Lane.”I have a very good relationship with Chris,” Prince Abdullah told Sky Sports News. “I know a good coach when I see one. Chris is a great coach. He is going to get better and he is getting better.”For us I feel it is lucky that we found a coach like Chris. But in my philosophy and when you analyse why clubs are successful… big clubs are the clubs that have no personality above the club.”There is no owner, coach or player above the club. We all work for the club.”We are blessed to have Chris. We are going to support him and hopefully he can lead us to better and bigger things.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4-Star South Carolina Quarterback Commit Brandon McIlwain Weighing Football, Baseball Options After Spurrier Retirement

first_imgFour-star quarterback Brandon McIlwain looked like South Carolina’s quarterback of the future after making a good impression at the Elite 11 this summer, but with the abrupt retirement Steve Spurrier and his skyrocketing stock as a baseball prospect, he is rethinking his commitment. McIlwain received a visit from Penn State quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne on Wednesday.Just had a home visit with Coach @RickyRahne ! .#PSU pic.twitter.com/ZytwCXKD8G— Brandon McIlwain (@BFMcIlwainqb12) December 3, 2015His mother, Lena McIlwain, reveals more about his pending decisions in a recent Facebook post. McIlwain is still considering South Carolina, but needs to hear from whomever takes over for Spurrier first. He’s also being recruited by other programs, and has emerged as a top prospect in the MLB Draft. WCIV Sports Director Scott Eisberg shared her post on Twitter.Not a big recruiting guy-but these posts sent to us-USC QB commit Brandon McIlwain’s mom a former Channel 4 staffer. pic.twitter.com/Nqumnh4N3w— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) December 3, 2015lena mcilwain brandon psu coach lena mcilwain brandon future mlb Yesterday, McIlwain was ranked eighth in an ESPN list of the nation’s top prep and college baseball [email protected] is number 8 on ESPN’s list! pic.twitter.com/BI6K4JtqYh— RockNorthBaseball (@crnorthbaseball) December 1, 2015As a potential first round pick in the MLB, and a Top 10 quarterback recruit, McIlwain has some serious decisions to make, especially with uncertainty surrounding the South Carolina job. It is hard to blame him for whatever he choses.last_img read more

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Report: Jalen Hurts Has “Won The Coaches And Team” At Alabama

first_imgAlabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium during a day gameInstagramCould Alabama start a true freshman at quarterback this season? According to Shannon B. Terry, Jalen Hurts has “won the coaches and team” heading into the 2016 season.Terry, the founder of 247Sports.com, took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to discuss Alabama’s quarterback situation heading into this year’s campaign. He notes that junior Cooper Bateman is “trending down”, redshirt freshman Blake Barnett is “improving” and true freshman Jalen Hurts has “won” the team over.Terry implies that even if Hurts isn’t named the starter at the beginning of the season, he expects him to be the quarterback by mid-season. That’s huge news, considering Hurts’ lack of experience.(1 of 2) #Alabama QB Bateman is trending down this fall, Barnett is improving and Hurts has won the coaches and team at this point.— Shannon B. Terry (@sbterry247) August 22, 2016(2 of 2) Only real decision 4 UA coaches is what is best way to develop Hurts? unless there’s a sig change, he will be the QB by mid-season— Shannon B. Terry (@sbterry247) August 22, 2016For the past two seasons, Alabama has turned to seniors to lead the team behind center. In 2014, Blake Sims helped the Crimson Tide reach the College Football Playoff. In 2015, it was Jake Coker leading the team to a national championship. Before that, it was AJ McCarron taking snaps for three seasons.Hurts getting the nod would be a surprise, but it’s never wise to doubt Nick Saban. It’ll be interesting to see who gets the call against USC.last_img read more

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