My oh my what a wonderful day

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. My oh my what a wonderful day  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Anthony Duda from Whitby has changed his name to Mr Zipardi Duda to promote a charity for children in Tanzania that he set up.Anthony Duda from Whitby has changed his name to Mr Zipardi Duda to promote a charity for children in Tanzania that he set up. The new name of course sounds like the song Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah from Walt Disney’s film Song Of The South.Read It’s Zipardi’s day as UK man changes name at the Independent Online (South Africa). Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 January 2002 | News read more

Wizards to decline option for Jabari Parker, report says

first_imgHe quickly found his groove in Washington and posted above-average numbers in 25 games played.”It’s been playing (out) really good so far,” Parker told NBA.com in March. “I love being here, I love just the people around here. Just professionals, they treat you like an adult. They hold you accountable, and if you’re not doing it, you get rewarded or you don’t. NBA Draft 2019: 5 undrafted players to watch Jabari Parker will likely become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the month, but the forward might stay in Washington when it’s all said and done.According to Yahoo Sports, the Wizards will decline the 2019-20 team option on Parker’s contract. However, there is mutual interest for Parker to re-sign with Washington. Parker, 24, came the Wizards by way of Chicago after the Bulls sent him, Bobby Portis and a 2023 second-round pick to Washington in exchange for Otto Porter Jr.This decision was expected when Parker joined the franchise, Yahoo Sports noted. Related Newscenter_img Josh Hart bids farewell to Lakers via Twitter, thanks team for ‘believing’ in him “(Wizards coach Scott Brooks) has done a good job of implementing me, and I’m proud of that because I do more than just one thing, and it just feels good to get in those positions.”Parker finished his short stint with Wizards averaging 15 points and grabbing 7.2 rebounds. He also shot 52.3 percent from the field.last_img read more

Football: De Gea ‘guaranteed’ to stay at United – Mourinho

first_imgHe said: “You have contacts, you have feelings, you understand things. It was clear that Bale likes Madrid, likes the situation and is in a club with a very good situation now.“I never felt the desire for him to leave so why use time and energy on that?”Mourinho still hopes to add a further two players to his squad before the end of the summer transfer window, despite describing the market as “very difficult.”But while Mourinho is content with the make-up of his current options, he faces going into the new season without the injured trio of Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo.The three have been recuperating with United’s squad in California, yet Shaw is ruled out until September, Young until October and Rojo until December.“No chance [that any are fit] for the beginning of the Premier League,” said Mourinho.“But it’s good to have them, good for them to be with us and recover with the group.”Their absence does open the door for the young hopefuls at United. The likes of Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Andreas Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe are all due to feature against Real, in Santa Clara, with Mourinho keen to rest several key figures after Thursday’s win over Manchester City.“I’m going to play other players and give rest for some,” added Mourinho.“[For] Tim Fosu Mensah and Andreas Pereira, it’s going to be a great experience for them.”Share on: WhatsApp Santa Clara, United States | AFP | Jose Mourinho has given a “guarantee” that David De Gea will stay at Manchester United this season, despite the long-running saga over a potential move to Real Madrid.Transfer speculation over De Gea returning to hometown club Real has stretched on for the last two years, ever since the goalkeeper was a whisker away from heading to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2015.But ahead of United’s International Champions Cup pre-season encounter against Real, on Sunday, Mourinho has delivered an unequivocal message about the 26-year-old’s future.Mourinho implied that there were negotiations with Real which fell through last summer, yet he believes the prospect of returning to La Liga has now become less appealing for the Spanish international.“I can guarantee that he’s not going this season. My feeling is that it will be very difficult for him to go,” said Mourinho.“He’s a very honest boy, very straight. He was contacted for a long time. The club was closed [for negotiations].“Then we opened [it] because I always have this feeling that when a player has the desire to go, I don’t like to stop them. In the end, you don’t get from them what you expect.“So we opened it and then they decided to close.“I don’t think the feeling from him [towards Real] is very good. I see him really happy, focused and working better than ever. For me, 100 per cent he stays with us.”Prior to the £75million ($97.4 million) signing of Romelu Lukaku, United had been keen to do business with Real after pursuing now Chelsea frontman Alvaro Morata.– Bale no-go –But Mourinho has confirmed that Real’s ex-Tottenham winger Gareth Bale was never a realistic target.last_img read more

Maritzburg joined at top by Micho’s Orlando Pirates

first_imgCeltic won 2-1 at Polokwane City, who stunned Sundowns in the previous round, and Baroka triumphed 3-1 over Chippa United in Port Elizabeth.Following two trophy-less seasons, Pirates rehired Serb Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic, 10 years after he had a brief spell in charge.Sredojevic prospered since leaving South Africa, winning league titles in Ethiopia and Sudan and taking Uganda this year to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978.While Pirates are very much a work in progress judged by the Ajax match, he has tightened a defence that was threatened by the Cape Town outfit only in the dying minutes.Tashreeq Morris forced a reflex save from Wayne Sandilands and later blazed over when he should at least have been on target.“We must learn to kill off games,” stressed Sredojevic, “There is a lot of room for improvement.”Maritzburg would have fancied their chances of a third consecutive league win when former United midfield enforcer Michael Morton conceded an own goal with 11 minutes remaining.But AmaZulu, who finished well down the second division table last season before buying the franchise of the table toppers, equalised through Mhlengi Cele.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Micho guides his team in training. He has tightened the team defence. PHOTO ORLANDO PIRATESJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Maritzburg United surrendered their perfect start to the South African Premiership season Tuesday, allowing Orlando Pirates to join them at the top of the table.United conceded two minutes from time in Durban to draw 1-1 at promoted AmaZulu, having taken the lead through an own goal.Rare starter Bernard Morrison from Ghana struck after nine minutes to earn Pirates a 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town in Soweto.Maritzburg and former African champions Pirates have seven points from three matches, with United top of the fledgling table on goal difference.Cape Town City, now the only club with a 100 percent record, can take top spot if they win at home to Kaizer Chiefs Wednesday.Pretoria neighbours SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns — considered two of the likeliest title challengers — also have six points.SuperSport took 85 minutes to break down bottom-of-the-table Platinum Stars and a stoppage-time goal by New Zealander Jeremy Brockie completed a 2-0 win.African champions Mamelodi Sundowns triumphed 2-1 at Free State Stars Monday with Percy Tau coming off the bench to bag a brace.The other matches produced surprise away victories for Bloemfontein Celtic and Baroka, who had to top a post-season mini-league to dodge relegation this year.last_img read more

WDFW Announces March Razor Clam Digs

first_imgFacebook299Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe WDFW has extending everyday digging through March 31, at Long Beach after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. We have approved this extended opening due to the abundance of clams available at Long Beach. The schedule of the best low tides in March is unusual this year and they switch between P.M. tides and A.M. tides:Through March 10; digging will be allowed on P.M. tides only.March 11 through March 14; digging will be allowed on A.M. tides onlyMarch 15 through 23; digging will be allowed on P.M. tides onlyMarch 24 through March 31; digging will be allowed on A.M. tides onlyThe specific list of tides are available on our web site.You can dig any day during these periods, however you should check tide charts before heading out, since tides of one foot or above aren’t conducive to digging.Mocrocks will be open March 5 through March 8, 2016 with digging allowed on P.M tides only. More tentative dates have been released in our news release that can be found online here.Copalis will not be open during this period, but is scheduled to open March 18 through 20 to coincide with the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival.  This opening is pending final marine toxin results.Twin Harbors beaches will not open due to levels of domoic acid that remain above the action level. (See the updated levels below.) Twin Harbors Beach  includes Westport, Grayland and North Cove.A description of each beach and a map can be found online here.We have placed a new video with razor clam digging tips on our web site.last_img read more

Watch: Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes a stunner as West Indies crumble again

first_imgAdvertisement w08NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsrftyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) l5anWould you ever consider trying this?😱c887w6vCan your students do this? 🌚3wepRoller skating! Powered by Firework India won their second ODI against West Indies on Sunday by 59 runs through (DLS) method, at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored a ton once again (his 42nd) with young Shreyas Iyer (71) accompanying him when the team was struggling for a partnership. Advertisement  Advertisement Bhuvneshwar Kumar led India’s second innings with a match winning figure of 4-31. The highlight of his spell, however came in the 35th over, when he took an astounding return catch to send Roston Chase home. Chase tried to manage the good length delivery to his leg side which ended up in a leading edge. The Indian pacer dived full-length to his left and took the catch single handed.  Advertisement Watch the stunning catch here:Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and his decision seemed justified as he dominated the Caribbean bowlers with his showstopping 120 off 125, becoming the second highest Indian run-scorer in ODI format as India completed their batting on 279 for seven.With rain halting the play, a revised target was set of 270 from 46 overs. West Indies were on top with 179 for four in the 35th over. But Kumar’s two quick wickets crashed their hopes as West Indies were all out on 210 with four overs to spare.West Indies’ in-form batsman Nicholas Pooran, tried to change the course of the game with his 42 but after his dismissal, panic triggered and the side lost four wickets for just three runs in three overs. Advertisementlast_img read more