Prostate Cancer Charity runs its first viral e-mail game

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 1 September 2002 | News Prostate Cancer Charity runs its first viral e-mail game The Prostate Cancer Charity has launched its first viral e-mail campaign.The campaign promotes a game in which Sammy the sperm has to travel to Planet Prostate to escape to the outside world. John Neate, chief executive at the charity, told Revolution magazine: “It’s fun, educational and tackles a tricky subject in an engaging way.”The Prostate Cancer Charity worked with digital marketing agency Publicis NetWorks and games company Player Three to create and distribute the game, which will be targeted at men aged 25 to 45. Advertisement Read Cancer charity builds awareness online by Amanda Nottage at Revolution.  23 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

LIRR Train Hits, Kills Person in Patchogue

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A person was reportedly struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train near the Patchogue station on Monday evening.Service was temporarily suspended on the Montauk Branch after victim was hit after 7 p.m., shortly after a train derailment in Penn Station snarled the rush hour commute.MTA Police are investigating the cause of the fatality. Service has since been restored.last_img

Coverage ratios at Dutch pension funds continue slide in February

first_imgIt noted that the 30-year swap rate – Dutch pension funds’ main benchmark for discounting liabilities – fell by 25 basis points to 1% in February.The consultancy also cited the impact of falling equity markets.Mario Overduin, senior associate and investment consultant at Mercer, said: “Although the large losses of mid-February have been largely made good recently, the MSCI World Index has decreased 1% on balance.”The MSCI World Index, following a 6% drop in January, fell by 8% by mid-February.According to Aon Hewitt, the average Dutch real estate portfolio lost approximately 6% last month, while fixed income portfolios returned 5.4% on average over the same period. Mercer estimated the overall average investment return at 1.5%, Aon Hewitt 1.9%.Both consultancies saw pension funds’ official ‘policy coverage’ – the current-funding average over the previous 12 months, and the main criterion for rights cuts and indexation – decrease by 1 percentage point on average.Mercer placed policy funding at 103%, Aon Hewitt 102% as of the end of February.Most Dutch schemes will need to start discounting pension rights if their current coverage ratios fall below 90% at year-end.Under the new financial assessment framework (nFTK), however, schemes can apply the discount over a 10-year period.Frank Driessen, chief commercial officer for retirement and financial management at Aon Hewitt, said: “If conditions remain unchanged and the funding is still at the current level at year-end, it is inevitable a number of pension funds will have to apply rights cuts next year.“We expect pension funds will soon provide clarity about this.” Coverage ratios at Dutch pension funds fell by another 2-3 percentage points in February, after having already fallen by 5-6 percentage points the month previous. Mercer and Aon Hewitt, however, said funding ratios had rebounded slightly from a dip in mid-February, when equity markets declined sharply.Mercer calculated that the average coverage ratio at the end of February stood at 96%, while Aon Hewitt, employing a slightly different methodology, placed the ratio at 94%.Mercer attributed plummeting ratios chiefly to the low-interest-rate environment.last_img read more

Plateau Remains Unbeaten, Retains Pole Position

first_imgFisayo DairoLeague leaders Plateau United continued the unbeaten start to the season as the Jos club held Gombe United to a goalless draw in Gombe in one of the five Match-day 4 matches to end deadlocked yesterday.The Tin City outfit is now two points clear of second placed Rivers United that also remained unbeaten following a thoroughly earned goalless draw against FC Ifeanyiubah in Nnewi.The biggest winner on Match-day 4 was Lobi Stars of Makurdi notching its second win in as many home games in a comprehensive 3-0 bashing of newly promoted ABS FC at the Aper Aku Stadium. Striker Kingsley Eduwo’s first half goal put Lobi en route to victory before the former Sunshine striker completed his brace on the dot of 90 minutes. There was still time however for Nwangwa Nyima to open his Lobi account in stoppage time.In nearby Lafia, Nasarawa United thrashed another newly promoted side, Remo Stars 3-1. Abdulrahman Bashir scored first for the Solid Miners before Awoyemi Abiodun briefly restored parity for the visitors just after the hour mark. Douglas Achiv’s long-range strike restored Nasarawa’s lead before captain Emmanuel Makama sealed the win with a stoppage time penalty.In Akure, Sikiru Alimi’s late penalty was all Sunshine Stars required to edge out Kano Pillars in a tight contest. Pillars’ former Sunshine goalkeeper Danladi Isah had kept out a first half penalty by Peter Iyamu but could do nothing to keep out Alimi’s effort.In Ibadan, Shooting Stars also required a last gasp penalty to avoid a home loss to MFM FC of Lagos in a South West derby.Sikiru Olatunbosun’s first half goal had put the Lagosians on the verge of their first away win since last season’s Match Day 1 but Adebayo Abayomi’s stoppage time penalty rescued the day for Shooting, who are now winless in their last three games.The Abia Derby between Abia Warriors and Enyimba ended goalless in Umuahia with Godwin Zaki and Ifeanyi Anaemena missing gilt edge chances for both team respectively.In Maiduguri, El-Kanemi Warriors left it late before stealing a lone goal victory over Katsina United. Substitute Sunday Anthony’s acrobatic finish in stoppage time ensured El-Kanemi win for the 11th time in a row since returning to Maiduguri last season.In Lokoja, Niger Tornadoes secured their first win of the season at the 4th attempt. Winger Chidiebere Ajoku scored both goals as they ran out 2-0 winners over Wikki Tourists of Bauchi.Akwa United however remained winless after four games as the Promise Keepers were held to a goalless draw by reigning Champions Enugu Rangers who have now secured two important points on the road after the opening day reversal against Abia Warriors.MATCH DAY 4Lobi Stars 3-0 ABSNasarawa 3-1 RemoTornadoes 2- 0 WikkiEl-Kanemi 1-0 KatsinaSunshine 1-0 PillarsShooting 1-1 MFMGombe 0-0 PlateauAkwa 0-0 RangersIfeanyiUbah 0-0 RiversAbia Warriors 0-0 EnyimbaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NFL playoff picture: Steelers’ win over Browns has Pittsburgh sitting pretty in AFC wild-card standings

first_imgDevlin Hodges and the Steelers got revenge on the Browns with their 20-13 victory at Heinz Field on Sunday, but more importantly, they kept themselves positioned for an AFC playoff berth in 2019.Pittsburgh improved to 7-5 in Week 13, a record that puts the team No. 6 in the conference standings, the second wild card behind Buffalo (9-3). The Steelers hold the conference record tiebreaker by a game over the 7-5 Titans. The Raiders and Colts, both staring at .500, are fading fast behind them. The Browns at 5-7 are now a full two games behind. The Steelers have now gone 6-3 against AFC opponents, only losing to the Browns, Ravens and Patriots. If they were to reach the No. 5 seed in the AFC, the Steelers likely would face the champion of the weak AFC South instead of the AFC West-leading Chiefs in a wild-card road game. Kansas City is a much tougher place to play in January than Houston, Indianapolis or Tennessee.For now, the Steelers would be thrilled to get in as the No. 6 seed given their all their offensive injury issues. One thing they should want is for the Texans (7-4) to pull away and win the AFC South, because they are the one team that can still win the conference tiebreaker ahead of the Steelers, at 6-2 in AFC play going into Sunday night’s Patriots game.Behind the Texans, though, the Steelers are in great shape with their tiebreaker over the Colts (6-6), who they beat in Week 9. So that leaves the tight race of Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee.The Titans’ remaining opponents are the Raiders on the road in Week 14, the Texans twice in Weeks 15 and 17, and the Saints (10-2) at home in Week 16. That’s two more away games for a team that has been better in Nashville. The New Orleans matchup for Tennessee is a wash with Pittsburgh having to face Baltimore. When you factor in the other three games for the Titans vs. what else the Steelers have, it’s also advantage, Steelers.MORE: Steelers players rip Freddie Kitchens’ decision to wear controversial T-shirt (Getty Images) Coach Mike Tomlin has done a good job adjusting with his team and personnel to get the Steelers to win more with running game and defense. They’re into playing ugly battles of attrition, which is working well for the mentality and physicality of Pittsburgh’s players.The Steelers, in other words, have rediscovered their familiar winning identity at the right time. Above all the playoff permutations left, they are playing well with great momentum toward the postseason.Going into the final month of the season, that’s the greatest thing working in their AFC wild-card favor. The Steelers’ remaining schedule is a mixed bag of ease and difficulty. Week 14 brings a road trip to play the NFC’s Cardinals (3-8-1), and in Week 16, the Steelers will be on the road against the Jets (4-8), who have been bad against AFC opponents all season. The tough games are the Bills at home in Week 15 and the Ravens (10-1) on the road in Week 17.Given the Ravens have a three-game division lead with four games left to play, the Steelers won’t be winning the AFC North. But the head-to-head shot at the Bills could help push them to a No. 5 seed. Around the game in Pittsburgh, the Bills have to play at the Ravens next week and at the Patriots in Week 16 before hosting the Jets in Week 17. There’s enough there for the Steelers to make up the two games in the standings.MORE: Full NFL playoff picture for Week 13NFL playoff picture(Updated AFC standings through Sunday’s early afternoon games)Patriots (10-1)Ravens (10-2)Texans (7-4)Chiefs (7-4)Bills (9-3)Steelers (7-5)In the hunt: Titans (7-5), Raiders (6-5), Colts (6-6), Browns (5-7)last_img read more

Guardiola faces nervous wait after De Bruyne suffers scare

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury scare as League Cup holders Manchester City moved into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Fulham on Thursday.There was concern for De Bruyne after the City midfielder limped off with what appeared to be a knee injury in the closing minutes.De Bruyne, 27, only recently returned from another knee problem that forced him to miss two months this season, limiting him to five appearances to date.City manager Pep Guardiola will hope his influential Belgian star is able to make a quick recovery as they head into a busy period featuring crucial Champions League fixtures and the Manchester derby.“He’s being checked by the doctor. Right now I don’t know if it’s nothing or something serious,” Guardiola said.Until the injury, Guardiola felt it was the most complete performance of De Bruyne’s comeback, but now he must fret over his fitness again.“I think today Kevin is back. The Kevin we know,” he said. “Today he was involved in offence and defence. Hopefully what happened in the last minute is not serious.”De Bruyne’s injury overshadowed a memorable evening for youngster Brahim Diaz.Diaz was making only his third appearance of the season and the promising Spanish striker seized his chance with a brace at the Etihad Stadium.The 19-year-old’s goals ensured City advance to face Leicester or Southampton in the last eight as they bid to retain the trophy.Diaz has been linked with a move to Real Madrid among other top European sides, but Guardiola confirmed City are keen to hold onto their hot prospect. “He knows the desire we have and what we want for all the young players,” Guardiola said.“They know how we want to protect them and to try to help them understand the way we want to play.“We want him. In the end it won’t depend on us, it is them. It is the agent, him, his family, they will decide.”With the English champions having won at Tottenham in the Premier League on Monday, Guardiola rested many of his stars among 10 changes.Diaz was one of those who came in, while De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus also featured against Premier League strugglers Fulham.Prior to his injury, De Bruyne had been dominant and he quickly tested the Fulham defence with a run and shot.Foden brought Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico into action with a powerful strike.But it was his fellow teenager Diaz who opened the scoring with his first City goal in the 19th minute.A short corner found its way to Vincent Kompany at the far post and Diaz ran on to his header down to hit a powerful shot which deflected past the goalkeeper off Aleksander Mitrovic.Danilo nearly added City’s second when the defender weaved into the penalty area before unleashing a searing effort which struck the outside of a post.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

New Pastor Brings Creativity, Love to Little Silver Church

first_imgBy Torri SingerLITTLE SILVER – Embury United Metho­dist Church welcomes the Rev. Dr. Grace S. Pak as their new pastor.Pak, who was ordained in 1995 and has served churches for almost two decades, says she first experienced the love of God when she was just 12 years old. It was at this age that she realized she would commit her life to serving God.Rev. Dr. Grace S. PakPak has served three churches prior to coming to the 49 Church St. church. She has been at the Knowlton United Methodist church by the Delaware Water Gap area, Union Village United Methodist Church in Berkeley Heights and Bishop Janes United Methodist Church in Basking Ridge. She received Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Drew University, Madison.“I believe mission happens in our backyard as well as faraway places,” Pak said.Some current mission work at Embury includes youth groups that travel to New York state to help repair the homes of low income families and the elderly.Pak is looking forward to the new projects ahead for the church. Embury will join with the United Methodist Churches in the New Jersey to engage in a mission project called “A Future with Hope” to help rebuild more than 500 homes devastated by Super Storm Sandy.“Many people right in our backyard in Sea Bright and other nearby communities have suffered a lot of damage and need help and hope to rebuild,” Pak said.The church also plans to help fight malaria in Africa through the mission project and will raise funds for nets to protect children and adults from mosquitos that carry the disease.“Further away from our immediate area, it doesn’t take much for us to realize that there is so much we can do to make a difference in the lives of others,” Pak said. “God has blessed us with much so that we can share.”Pak who has been described as a very creative pastor with the ability to make worship relevant in today’s world, says she recognizes that people connect with God in different ways, whether visually, through music or through touch.“When I design and prepare worship, I always keep in mind that everyone needs to meet God in some ways and try to include as many of these different means as creatively as possible,” Pak said. “I also love to use drama and arts in worship.”Looking ahead, Pak is excited about the opportunity to build relationships with new people in the congregation and community.“I can’t wait to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves as we live into that plan of God,” Pak said.  “One thing for sure is that it will be God-sized – huge.”last_img read more

Nelson, Davie spark Leafs past Spokane Braves

first_imgEllliot Piourde opened the scoring for the Braves midway through the opening frame.However, even playing shorthanded with seven regular out of the lineup, and Kootenay Ice net minder Curt Doyle between the pipes, the Leafs took over the game scoring three times in the final eight minute of the period.Jordan Davie, Levi Hulston on the power play and Cleary Ambrose with his first of the season, game Nelson the lead heading into the period break.Samuel Weber increased the margin to 4-1 early in the second before Nelson went to work on the power play with his first of the game.Kurtis Redding cut the margin to 5-2 before Nelson scored his second of the game before the period concluded and finished off the hat-trick in the third.Nelson was missing forwards Blair Andrews, Rayce Miller, goalie Josh Willams and defencemen Ainge McGeady-Bruce and Dash Thompson.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when Creston Valley Thunder Cats pay a visit to the NDCC Arena. Kolten Nelson scored three times on the power play and Jordan Davie collected four points sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 7-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The victory salvaged a weekend where Nelson dropped two games to the Castlegar Rebels.Nelson had lost eight of nine games entering Sunday’s contest.last_img read more