AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities should use RSS feeds, argues blogger Tagged with: Digital 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. Louise Cook, author of the Fundraising Technology blog, yesterday argued that charities should be publishing their news, fundraising and other messages via RSS feeds to help them achieve an even wider audience.After explaining the benefits and qualities of RSS feeds, she argues “if you have regularly updated content that you want to distribute to people, there is no question that you should be making an RSS feed available.”She concludes by suggesting three different ways of creating RSS feeds: Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 August 2005 | News 25 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “* Set up a blog – this will have an RSS feed as standard* Use a dedicated RSS publishing service, like Nooked* Adapt your website to include a feed”
kali9/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(ONTARIO, Calif.) — A “large amount” of fireworks at a house sparked an explosion and fire Tuesday that left two people dead in Ontario, California, according to the city and fire department.The explosion took place at about 12:30 p.m. local time. Video of the scene showed the home entirely destroyed by the blast.Ontario Fire Chief Ray Gayk said two dead bodies were found as they fought the blaze. First responders weren’t able to access the lot because there was still a significant amount of ordinance on the ground.The Ontario bomb squad was combing the area before firefighters make their way in, Gayk said. All fireworks are illegal in Ontario, officials said.Ontario Police Chief Mike Lorenz said there were previous complaints about the property.Gayk said it will take several days to investigate, but they are receiving help from agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.“Explosions being heard are by fireworks at this time,” city officials tweeted. “Please stay clear of the area.”Ontario is about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.Nearby residents shared videos on social media of people running away as more fireworks exploded and sent smoke into the air.One resident, whose house shook, thought it was an earthquake. Another neighbor told Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV that the blast broke their windows.As of 3:30 p.m. local time, firefighters were still battling the fire.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Here Lies Love Directed by Alex Timbers, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the tuner is set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score. Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. The production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power. View Comments There’s a new disco queen ruling off-Broadway! Jaygee Macapugay, currently featured in the cast of Here Lies Love, will step into the role of Imelda Marcos on October 20. She takes over from Ruthie Ann Miles, who will play her final performance on October 18. Tobias Wong has also joined the cast and is now playing the role of the D.J. The production is playing at The Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall, with a cast that also includes Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. Macapugay has been with the show’s company as a swing and understudy to the role of Imelda. Her other stage credits include Hello Dolly!, Imelda: A New Musical, Miss Saigon, The King & I and Smokey Joe’s Café. Wong is making his off-Broadway debut in Here Lies Love. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa – Reed Fischer, Emma Huston, Cole Friedman and Meghan Kearney have been named the recipients of the Drake men’s and women’s cross country team’s leadership awards for the 2015 season, head coach Dan Hostager has announced.Fischer, a native of Minnetonka, Minn., was named the recipient of the Fred Feiler Leadership Award following a tremendous junior season for the Bulldogs. Fischer was the Bulldogs’ top finisher in each meet he competed in and finished second at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship to earn first-team All-MVC and first team Academic All-MVC. He closed his season by finished 20th at the NCAA Midwest Region Championship to earn All-Region honors. The Fred Feiler Award is given annually to a team member who most exemplifies Drake cross country excellence in both performance and leadership. The award is named after Fred Feiler who was a three-time NCAA Cross Country All-American in 1944, 1945 and 1946 that twice won the NCAA individual championship in 1944 and 1945. Feiler served as the team captain for all three of Drake’s NCAA Champion cross country team in 1944, 1945 and 1946. After graduating, Fred stayed at Drake to coach cross country and led that team to an Iowa AAU and Central Collegiate Championship and a third place showing at the NCAA Championships. Fred later went on to teach and coach for 28 years in Yuma, Arizona.Huston, a Des Moines native, was honored with the Gary Osborn Leadership Award following a senior season in which she earned All-MVC honors by finishing fourth at the MVC Championship and later 17th at the NCAA Midwest Regional to lead the Bulldogs. During the course of the season, she ran one of the fastest 5-kilometer races in program history in 16:48.09 and the fastest 6-kilometer time in school history at 20:28. Academically, she earned the MVC Elite 18 Award for cross country and MVC Scholar-Athlete team honors. The award is given in honor of Gary Osborn, the head coach of the Drake women’s cross country program from 1989-99 who also assumed the head coaching duties of the women’s track & field program during the 1993-94 season. Under Osborn’s guidance, Drake won consecutive Missouri Valley Conference cross country titles in 1994 and 1995, as well as 1998. In all, Osborn spent 32 years involved in coaching at Drake. Osborn was named the MVC Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1983, when he guided Drake to within one point of the league title. Freshman Cole Friedman was named the Jim Garrison Leadership Award winner. The award is given to the freshman that best exemplifies the qualities of an up-and-coming Drake student-athlete. Friedman was one of the few freshmen to run in the Bulldogs’ top seven the entire season and was the seventh Bulldog across the line at the MVC Championship to finish in the top 60. He capped his season by being the third Drake runner across the line at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship with a 10-kilometer personal best of 33:39.9. The award is given in honor of Jim Garrison, a four-year letter winner from 1984-88. A true student-athlete, Garrison posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in four of his eight semesters at Drake that began law school while still competing. For the women’s up-and-coming leadership award winner, Meghan Kearney was tabbed wit the Karla Burds leadership Award. Kearney was the Bulldogs’ top freshman runner, and the 12th fastest freshman in the league, at the MVC Championship with a 53rd-place finish and a personal best. The award’s namesake, Karla Burds, was a standout for the Bulldogs from 1988-92. She won the individual cross-country title at the 1988 and 1989 Missouri Valley Conference Championships. She also competed in the 1989 NCAA Cross Country Championships.Print Friendly Version
By Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, lovely gay men and their baby, May 17, 2009]In a recent article, researchers reported on their study of lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples who had adopted a child through the child welfare system to determine how the transition to parenthood affected their relationships . The transition to parenthood can place additional stressors on a relationship, particularly when becoming a parent through the child welfare system. Researchers sought to identify and determine the relationship challenges for these couples, and the differences in stressors among heterosexual, lesbian and gay couples.A total of 42 couples (17 lesbian, 13 gay, and 12 heterosexual), all of whom were transitioning to parenthood for the first time, participated in 1 to 1 ½ hour, semi-structured interviews conducted via telephone. The average age of participants was 38 years with an average length of relationship of almost 8 years. Nearly one-half of the couples (20) adopted infants/toddlers, 17 couples adopted school-aged children (4-12), and 5 adopted teens. The children had been placed in state custody for a variety of reasons. The most prevalent issues were parental drug use, followed by abuse/neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, and parental incarceration.Analyzing the responses to open-ended questions, the researchers identified common themes:Shifts in time and energy: Twenty six participants reported a lack of time together alone with the partner, and 10 noted that the child had become the focus of attention in the relationship.Shifts in family roles highlighting differences within the relationship: Nine participants reported that the differences in caretaking roles (primary vs. secondary caregiver) had led to conflict due to a sense of doing more of the caretaking than they felt was fair. For a few participants (4) tension in the relationship came from one partner’s greater willingness to bond without permanency (before adoption) than the other. For 4 participants, there was disagreement in desire to be parents, which led to later break-ups for 3 out of the 4 participants.Child’s behavior has caused additional stress: Eighteen participants reported that the child became more attached to or preferred one parent over the other, which caused stress for the couple. Eight participants reported that the child engaged in pitting one parent against the other, causing couple stress.Navigating the transition brought us closer: For eleven participants, the experience of becoming parents seemed to enhance the couple’s sense of closeness, and four of these participants reported that couple communication improved as a result of the adoption.Overall, there was little difference among the types of couples as far as issues or problems experienced. Both therapy (mostly child or family therapy, rather than couples therapy) and support groups were identified as means of easing the transition.Given the lack of differences among the various types of couples, clinicians should focus on the stressors associated with this specific type of adoption (child welfare system), and consider ways to help families build unity, adapt to changing roles, and build relationships.ReferencesGoldberg, A. E., Kinkler, L. A., Moyer, A. M., & Weber, E. (2014). Intimate relationship challenges in early parenthood among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples adopting via the child welfare system. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45(4), 221-230. doi:10.1037/a0037443This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jordan Henderson: Chelsea saw Liverpool’s bestby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Sunday’s win over Chelsea epitomised Liverpool’s character.Frank Lampard’s side brought the scores back to 2-1 thanks to a cracking second-half goal from N’Golo Kante.But the Reds held onto for all three points and captain Henderson was delighted with the resilience shown by his teammates.He said: “Chelsea was a really tough place to come, good team, we had to grind it out, had to give everything and that shows what we’re about as a team.”It’s important, you need character and we’ve got plenty of characters in this team to fight and see games out.”It was tough, they put a lot of pressure on us and we just need to keep winning, keep getting three points.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Gilmour possesses ’emotional intelligence’ for Chelsea success – Scotland coach Gemmillby Freddie Taylor17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScotland U21 coach Scot Gemmill says Billy Gilmour’s ’emotional intelligence’ will help him succeed at Chelsea.18-year-old Gilmour has two first-team appearances this season and has been training with Frank Lampard on a regular basis.”He is obviously improving all the time,” said Gemmill. “If you train and play with better players then it raises your game, but the thing with Billy is if you speak to anyone who has worked with him, they are equally impressed with him off the pitch as well as on it. His emotional intelligence; to be able to handle everything.”He needs to continue to show he can handle it, and that his performances continue to improve. He’s obviously playing for a great club, his manager’s got confidence in him, everything is there – but we’ve got a big responsibility to help him.”
Twitter/@McClain_on_NFL Last week, Baylor fired head coach Art Briles following the release of the Pepper Hamilton Report, which detailed the school’s failure to address the multiple instances of sexual assault within the Bears football program. According to the report, Baylor coaches failed to establish a “culture of accountability for misconduct,” and denied complainants true investigations into their accusations.For the first time since his dismissal, Art Briles released a statement on the matter.Art Briles releases statement pic.twitter.com/O0lsbiwyWN— Jeremie Poplin (@jeremiepoplin) June 2, 2016Former Ohio and Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe has been hired as the program’s interim head coach.
Amid countless lawsuits from former players about concussions and its long-term effects, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu admitted to lying about concussion symptoms to team trainers and doctors.“Yes, I have, for sure,” Polamalu said on the Dan Patrick Show when asked the question. He added that he did not tell any “major lies” when it comes to concussions, but said that football players see a distinction between a hit to the head that completely removes you from play and a lighter one that doctors view as a concussion.“I’ve had, I believe, eight or nine recorded concussions. We’ll have another conversation after I’m done playing football,” Polamalu said on the show. “When you get your bell rung they consider that a concussion. I wouldn’t. If that is considered a concussion, I’d say any football player at least records 50 to 100 concussions a year.”The four-time All-Pro did not seem to understand that an injury to the brain is markedly different from other injuries.“Somebody may say, ‘Is your knee messed up?’ It may be kind of messed up but you just kind of push yourself to be out there with your brothers,” Polamalu said. “I wouldn’t say there are any major lies where I totally lied my way out of concussions. In fact, during concussions, if it’s serious enough you can’t even be conscious enough to lie.”More than 2,400 retired NFL players are plaintiffs against the NFL, claiming the league knew repeated concussions could lead to brain damage and yet hid the information.But Polamalu is the latest current player to admit being willing to hide a head injury. Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted in February he also would lie about a concussion to stay on the field.Polamalu, who started all 16 games last season, said he’s willing to conceal a concussion because of the commitment players make to their teammates and the sport.“There’s so much built up about team camaraderie and sacrifice, and football is such a tough man’s game,” Polamalu said. “I think that’s why it’s so popular, why so many blue-collar communities and people feel really attracted to it, because it’s sort of a blue-collar struggle that football players go through in terms of the physicality of the game and the commitment you need. … It’s that commitment you need to play football. You feel sore, you’re beat up, you’re injured, you’re legitimately injured, most people may take three months off to work in an office, we choose to play the next week.”
Former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is the favourite to become the club’s new manager, after receiving the backing of chief executive Ivan GazidisSky Sports have reported the South African believes that Arsenal need to be “bold” in the search for a successor to Arsene Wenger at the Emirates and Gazidis ultimately has come to the conclusion that Arteta, who currently works as one of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at Manchester City, has the potential requiered to succeed at the club.Arsenal are yet to comment on the reports surrounding Arteta, with Gazidis having informed 200 members of the club’s staff on their planned search for a successor for the departing Wenger.Gazadis is now expected to discuss a potential replacement this week with the club’s head of football operations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.It is understood that Luis Enrique is being considered at North London with Sanllehi, who also worked as a director of football at Barcelona, particularly keen on reuniting with his former colleague.Enrique has made it clear that he wishes to manage in England and has been heavily linked with both the Arsenal and Chelsea positions throughout this season.Meanwhile, Mislintat is reportedly keen on Arsenal choosing between Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann or Schalke’s Domenico Tedesco.