SolarAid donations to be tripled for three days

first_img Tagged with: christmas Funding matched giving 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. Solar Aid’s Winter campaign ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ includes an opportunity this week to triple the value of donations made. Gifts made from Thursday to Saturday this week will be matched twice: a gift of £30 will therefore be worth £90 to the charity.The matched giving is possible through a combination of The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge and the UK government’s UK aid programme. Donations to Solar Aid from 5-7 December via the Challenge will be doubled. In addition, the UK government will double donations to SolarAid from UK donors throughout the winter.SolarAid is suggesting donations of £30. Tripled, that would purchase 18 solar lights, which will be used to replace the traditional but dangerous kerosene lamps used in many homes. SolarAid donations to be tripled for three days Howard Lake | 4 December 2013 | News  76 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

first_imgNewsLocal NewsAbbeyfeale woman gets hip with technologyBy Alan Jacques – May 7, 2017 1260 Advertisement Brid AherneBrid AherneABBEYFEALE physiotherapist Brid Aherne has won a top prize at a conference for aspiring surgeons in the UK for her e-learning tutorial that helps medical students train in orthopaedic surgery.Brid (35), who went back into education to become an orthopaedic specialist, helped develop software which has since been accepted as part of the curriculum for the University of Bristol.The Limerick woman, now based in Bristol, was recently awarded joint first prize for Medical Students Oral at the Aspiring Surgeons’ Conference run by Britain’s oldest surgical college, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Working with a team of four medical students at the University of Bristol, Brid developed the software with the aim of providing every student equal knowledge about particular orthopaedic surgical techniques, irrespective of their operating theatre experience.Although it does not replace time spent on placement in theatre, the software strongly enhances training, adding another layer that provides not only visual experience, but also acts as a revision resource.“With an ever-ageing population, the management of hip surgical patients, elective or trauma, before, during or after their hip surgery, will be a part of every junior doctor’s workload,” Brid explained.“With this in mind, along with the fact that e-learning is an evolving and expanding resource, we aimed to harness the potential of interactive online learning to increase access to clinical anatomy, surgical knowledge and patient management in orthopaedics”.The project was developed with guidance from orthopaedic surgeons at the university, following research into methods and theories of teaching. The finished software includes anatomical training, an interactive 3D model of the hip joint, and videos of hip surgery with voiceovers. “We hope that our resource will improve clinical practice and the care of orthopaedic patients by providing online resources that augment existing training,” she concluded.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleHomelessness in Limerick going in wrong directionNext articleThree year funding delay for LEADER projects Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAbbeyfealeBrid AherneBristollimerickRoyal College of Surgeons of EdinburghUniversity of Bristol Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Ranking Big Ten coaches for 2019: Jim Harbaugh is No. 1, at least for a year

first_img— Nebraska’s Scott Frost could shoot up the top 25 this year with the high expectations at Nebraska, but we need to see him win some big games, too. The Huskers gave up 30 or more points in eight games last season, and they were 1-7 in those games.— The Big Ten has the most coaches in the top 25 of our rankings, with seven, and 10 coaches in the top 40. That is part of the legacy Meyer leaves behind. The quality of the conference is just better now.— Of the returning coaches, Rutgers’ Chris Ash is the only one who moved more than five spots in either direction in our overall rankings. Ash fell seven spots to No. 90. That means most of the conference has stability. But he hasn’t won anything. Who else would you put No. 1? Mark Dantonio and James Franklin have Big Ten championships. That’s fair, but Harbaugh has evened the series with Dantonio traded blowouts the last three years with Franklin. You can get cute and say Pat Fitzgerald, Paul Chryst, Jeff Brohm or Scott Frost. That does not hold up. Harbaugh is 6-1 against those coaches in Big Ten play.  MORE: Big Ten 2019 early conference primerThis comes down to the fact Meyer is out and Ryan Day is in, and Harbaugh’s albatross it the Ohio State game. He’s 0-4 against the Buckeyes, and that’s why this No. 1 ranking is temporary. If you want to put Day ahead of Harbaugh you can, but that’s a reach considering Day hasn’t felt the pressure of being a head coach in The Game yet. Meyer was 7-0 in that one and beat all those other coaches, too.Can Harbaugh do that now? He still has a lot to prove in Ann Arbor.We can all agree on that. With that in mind, here is a look at our Big Ten coach rankings:2019 Big Ten Coach Rankings  RankNameSchoolWLPCT.OVR1Jim HarbaughMichigan6735.657102Mark DantonioMichigan State12568.648133James FranklinPenn State6936.657144Paul ChrystWisconsin6131.663165Pat FitzgeraldNorthwestern9670.578186Ryan DayOhio State301.000227Kirk FerentzIowa152101.601258Scott FrostNebraska2315.605289Jeff BrohmPurdue4323.6523210P.J. FleckMinnesota4235.5453911Tom AllenIndiana1015.4006712Mike LocksleyMaryland331.0887913Lovie SmithIllinois927.2508814Chris AshRutgers729.19490MORE: SN’s post-spring preseason top 25Quick reads  — Ohio State’s Ryan Day is difficult to rank because we know he can coach. He proved that in the 3-0 stint while Meyer was suspended last season. But to be fair, we have him higher than the last time we faced this predicament. When Lincoln Riley took over for Bob Stoops two years ago, our initial ranking was No. 44. If you want to go higher with Day, then that’s OK by us. Jim Harbaugh is the top coach in the Big Ten heading into 2019.  Everybody OK with that? Sporting News’ annual 1-130 coach rankings were released this week, and our Big Ten rankings were a little tougher at the top after Ohio State coach Urban Meyer retired in the offseason. That was the default setting since 2012. That’s why Harbaugh is No. 1 — at least for 2019.  last_img read more