PayPal sets world record on Giving Tuesday

first_img Tagged with: Digital Giving Tuesday PayPal PayPal sets world record on Giving Tuesday Melanie May | 11 January 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img PayPal has won the Guinness World Records title for ‘Most money raised online for charity in 24 hours’ for its achievement on 2015’s Giving Tuesday.PayPal users gave more than $45.8 million to charities in 24 hours, more than doubling the previous record of $19 million.Overall during the 2015 festive period, $857 million was raised globally for charities through the PayPal platform between 27 November and 31 December. PayPal’s Holiday Giving Tracker, which launched last year, showed that 7.24 million people from 183 countries supported 258,759 charities around the world during this time, giving 9.1 million donations with an average gift size of $93.Charitable giving through PayPal grew by more than $113 million: a 15 per cent increase over 2014. The number of benefiting charities grew as well, with 258,759 charities receiving gifts: a six per cent increase over 2014.21 per cent of the donations given by PayPal users during this period came from mobile devices, an increase of 26 per cent on the previous year.The USA and UK were the top givers: Americans gave more than half a billion dollars ($691,924,261) through PayPal this holiday season, while those in the UK gave $49,377,896.Franz Paasche, VP, corporate affairs, PayPal said:“We believe passionately in harnessing the power of our people, technology and scale to build a global network for good. The sustained surge in giving through PayPal’s platform over the past holiday season is a powerful demonstration of how we are turning this vision into reality.”  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Advertisementlast_img read more

ACL Injuries

first_imgI recently read an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about ACL injuries.  Dr. Tim Cremcheck, the Red’s doctor, recently did 10 surgeries in one day.  All of the surgeries were performed on high school athletes.  He has already done over 300 surgeries this year on ACL’s alone.Dr. Cremcheck believes that young athletes are over-extending their bodies.  This is especially true with young ladies in soccer.  His advice is not to over train a young athlete until their bodies have naturally matured.  You might ask “most bodies are not mature until much later, so what should I do for my son or daughter”?  His advice is to let them play their sport naturally and leave the heavy training to the older athletes.Some injuries will still occur, but he feels that the pre-adult athlete’s body is not ready for year-round training.last_img read more

Planting trust

first_imgSamhita Swamy | Daily TrojanThe Student Interfaith Council held a dedication ceremony for the Trojan Trysting Tree Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the University Religious Center courtyard. Trysting trees are a Northern European tradition where people can meet in trust.last_img

Job Vacancy: Pharmacy requires part-time pharmacy technician

first_imgA busy Letterkenny pharmacy requires a part-time pharmacy technician for an immediate start.Previous experience is essential for applicants of this role.There are no late nights or weekends but occasional full-time holiday cover will be required. Please email your letter of application and CV to [email protected] Job Vacancy: Pharmacy requires part-time pharmacy technician was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Chemistdonegaljobletterkennypharmacytechnicianlast_img read more

SA Internet access set to grow

first_img5 January 2004The rollout of Internet access services by South Africa’s second telecommunications operator is one of three factors which will kick-start growth in Internet access in the country in 2004, according to a study of South Africa’s Internet industry by independent technology research organisation World Wide Worx.The licensing of the second national operator (SNO) by the government means that the monopoly currently enjoyed by Telkom will soon come to an end.According to The Goldstuck Report: Internet Access in South Africa 2004, the rollout of high-speed or broadband wireless access by Sentech, and the healthy rand-dollar exchange rate, will also significantly contribute to increased access in the country.Sentech has been granted a wide-ranging licence to provide access services, while the stronger rand will reduce the costs of equipment to build infrastructure.“From having no choice at all, the South African market will suddenly be faced with two new players who are both eager to supply Internet access needs”, says World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck, who led the research in collaboration with IT outsourcing organisation Netsurit and internet service value-added applications provider Systemsfusion.The last three years has seen a dramatic slowdown in Internet access growth in South Africa. According to the report, 3.1-million South Africans had access to the Internet at the end of 2002.Growth in Internet access in 2002 was around 7%, the slowest since the Internet became available to the South African public in 1993, and the first time it had been below 20%.In 2003 growth was set to be only 6%, with 3.28 million South Africans expected to have access to the Internet by the end of 2003. This is a mere 1 in every 13 South Africans, marginally up from 1 in 15 at the end of 2001. (South Africa’s total population, according to Census 2001, stands at 44.8-million.)For the first time, the annual survey included a survey of small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) usage of the Internet, which saw research partner Netsurit surveying more than 2200 SMMEs with Internet access.Almost half of SMMEs reported e-mail as their primary use of the Internet, while a third cited banking as their primary online activity.The survey also found that small businesses with Internet connections were increasingly pursuing high-speed connectivity, with only one out of five using traditional dial-up modem access.On the technology front, the report concludes that 2004 will see the biggest explosion yet of technology options available to Internet users in South Africa.“From broadband wireless supplied by Sentech to ADSL and ISDN from Telkom, to a range of creatively packaged technology options from a variety of ISPs, it’s like 1994 all over again”, says Goldstuck.“Once again, the challenge will be an educational one for the existing market, and affordability for those who are still not connected.”Nevo Hadas, VP of marketing for survey support partners Systemsfusion, warns that this poses a huge challenge to ISPs. “They have to make their offerings not only simple to use, but also simple to understand”, he says.“The Internet user wants a fast, reliable connection, rather than a technically brilliant way for it reach the computer. The industry has to be technically brilliant in such a way that the user doesn’t even know about it.”Other significant findings of the report were:The size of the dial-up market passed the one-million mark for the first time in 2002, largely due to the marketing campaigns of Telkom and Absa’s Internet services, while the subscriber base of traditional ISPs fell for the first time. ISPs tended to be more focused on serving existing customers than on chasing growth in users, and this in turn resulted in the most profitable year yet for the access industry, despite the slowdown in user growth. The leased line market for corporate access remained healthy, largely thanks to companies focusing on the reliability of their networks and putting more backup systems in place. As a result, the number of lines grew faster than expected, but growth in users with access to such lines was slower than expected. Schools connectivity will receive a boost in 2004 as a range of long-awaited projects are finally implemented SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

A Passivhaus Retrofit in Minnesota

first_imgPaul Brazelton’s introduction to Passivhaus principles was well timed. He and his wife, Desiree, were contemplating a possible expansion of their 1,400-sq.-ft. three-bedroom home in south Minneapolis when Paul paid a visit to Hudson, Wisconsin, where construction was underway on a 1,945-sq.-ft. three-bedroom that came to be known as Passive House in the Woods.The notion of building an energy efficient house to a high standard – and relying relatively little on the grid – inspired the Brazeltons to consult with the architect on the Hudson project, Tim Eian, of TE Studio in Minneapolis, about the possibility of applying Passivhaus principles to their remodel. Eian used Passive House Planning Package software to create and update a performance model of the house as the couple suggested a progression of improvements for it, including substantial increases in shell insulation and airtightness. MORE INFORMATION Blog Review: MinnePHit HouseThe MinnePHit House blog In the end, the Brazeltons calculated that they could afford to renovate the house to meet Passivhaus Institut’s EnerPHit standard, a version of the Passivhaus standard intended for older homes whose construction features and siting might not accommodate all of the Passivhaus requirements that apply to new construction.At the EnerPHit forefrontThe annual heating limit set by EnerPHit, for example, is 25 kWh per square meter (vs. 15 kWh per square meter for Passivhaus) and the maximum air infiltration rate is 1 air change per hour at 50 Pascals (vs. 0.6 ach @ 50pa for Passivhaus). Based on blogs the the Brazeltons have posted to a website that Paul, a software engineer, created to document progress on the project, it appears as if they’re on target to meet their EnerPHit performance goal and their expansion goal, which will bring the house to about 2,000 sq. ft. and more comfortably accommodate the couple, their three small children, and their dogs.Right now, the project – which will have R-44 exterior walls and an R-80 roof – is still a work in progress, so the family is essentially part of the design-and-construction team, which includes Eian and Ryan Stegora, a builder based in Apple Valley, Minnesota, who was not initially familiar with Passivhaus builds and retrofits, but, as noted in a recent Minneapolis Star-Tribune story about the renovation, has had little trouble finding his way.Eian, who trained as an architect in Germany, told the paper that EnerPHit retrofits can cost has much as $50 to $100 per square foot, given the materials and construction details involved, which in this case included insulating the slab and floors with expanded polystyrene, insulating the exterior walls with cellulose, and polyurethane spray foam in the basement.Once the retrofit is complete, it is expected to become among the first certified EnerPHit remodels in the U.S., joining a list that includes many others in other countries and, if all goes as planned, a retrofit in Harlem, in New York City.last_img read more

Video: Daniel Tosh Gives Alabama Grad On Writing Staff Auburn Tattoos

first_imgDaniel Tosh giving an Alabama grad an Auburn neck tattoo.Twitter/@winnalexComedian Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, really really really hates the Alabama Crimson Tide. On several occasions, he has ripped both Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin on his show, and that continued with last night’s episode.To reiterate his disdain for everything Crimson Tide, a shirtless Daniel Tosh made two Alabama alumni on his writing team get temporary Auburn neck tattoos and yell “War Eagle.”#WarEagle @danieltosh @heartofauburn @wareaglereader pic.twitter.com/7g9wUUQawq— Laurie (@winnalex) August 3, 2016The two writers really don’t seem to mind the gag. Many Alabama fans probably wouldn’t be nearly as cool with it, although you know what you’re in for as an Alabama fan working for Tosh. We’re really unsure of the context here, or why Tosh decided to pull this with college football a few months away, but for him there is no bad time to troll Alabama fans.On a previous episode of his show, Tosh, a Miami Dolphins fan, read excerpts from an unauthorized Saban biography to children, in which the Alabama head coach gives sex advice to his players. The comedian, who bears a resemblance to Lane Kiffin, also made fun of his doppelganger amidst some salacious rumors that emerged about him last September. He also took shots at the College Football Playoff committee for Alabama’s ranking last November.Alabama isn’t the only college football target in Tosh’s cross-hairs, though. He also took a very NSFW shot at Michigan, which drew the ire of Wolverines Jourdan Lewis and John O’Korn on Twitter.Alabama isn’t going anywhere, and Tosh.0 was renewed for a ninth season this past March. You can expect that this won’t be the last time he decides to work his hate for the Crimson Tide into the show. If so, he probably won’t have too much trouble picking up some Auburn fan viewers along the way.[War Eagle Reader]last_img read more

Japanese expats families bear brunt of Gurugrams toxic air

first_imgGurugram: There are over 10,000 Japanese expats residing in Gurugram. Like most of the citizens, the poor air quality has also had an adverse impact on the Japanese and the foreigners who are working in the multinational companies in the city. To deal with the deadly air quality levels most of the Japanese take extended breaks from the months of September to January when the air quality is at its worse.The movement of the professionals also is restricted during the time when the air levels are at its worse. Most of the expats are also refraining now to bring their families so that they do not their health is not affected. However, for those people who have a long posting duration of more than Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsthree years bring their kids. Most of the parents send their children to the schools within the radius of three to five kilometres so that they are not exposed to the city’s bad air. There are also some parents whose children are studying in schools in Delhi. Most of the advertising and IT companies whose professionals suffer from respiratory ailments have already been advised to work from home. Measures are being devised in various corporate meetings of how to enhance productivity with fewer employees working in the office space. It is also been made mandatory that every office and residential unit have the high-quality air purifiers Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”From the time of December to February when the air quality is at its worse the schedule is slotted for working outside the Delhi – national capital region. It is not possible to make people not attend the offices over here so we keep on mulling on measures that we are less exposed to such toxic air,” said Horiuchi Ryou, a Japanese woman professional who works for a Japanese auto ancillary unit. “Not only do we have to guard ourselves against the poisonous air but we have to also save our young children who are in their formative stages from the unhealthy air levels,” said Asako Kitazawa, a homemaker A large number of Japanese professionals are not only employed Japanese firms in Maruti Suzuki and the Honda factories but also in various Japanese construction and auto ancillary firms that have set their base in the city. The cost of living for most of the Japanese expats is been borne by their company that has also witnessed an upward trend due to the health concerns caused by deadly levels of air pollution. Gurugram was recently declared the worlds’ most polluted city by a global environmental think tank. On his recent visit Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also expressed concern about the city achieving this dubious tag and stated that measures to rectify the situation will be taken by the authorities.last_img read more

LS polls Modi Kejriwal to campaign in Goa next week

first_imgPanaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address public rallies in Goa next week to campaign for their respective parties ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Modi will address a public meeting in Goa on April 12, BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar told PTI on Monday. “The venue of the public meeting is yet to be finalised, but it would be in North Goa Lok Sabha constituency,” he said. Besides, Aam Aadmi Party chief Kejriwal will address a rally in South Goa constituency on April 13, AAP’s state convener Elvis Gomes said. The election for the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa and bypolls in three Assembly seats – Mandrem, Shiroda and Mapusa – will be held on April 23. The BJP has fielded its sitting MPs – Shripad Naik from North Goa and Narendra Sawaikar from South Goa. Both the candidates have already filed their nominations. The AAP has named Gomes as its South Goa candidate and Pradeep Padgaonkar from North Goa.last_img read more

Updated Elo Ratings For World Cup Teams

Although we’re loyal to the Soccer Power Index (SPI), the system  we use to produce FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup projections, we’re also big fans of the World Football Elo Ratings.Unfortunately, the Elo ratings website has not been updated since the World Cup began. So we followed their instructions for calculating their ratings and ran the numbers ourselves:Brazil, as before, ranks as the world’s best team per Elo. But the Netherlands has made huge gains and now ranks No. 2, just ahead of Germany. Spain’s rating has fallen the most, 116 points, taking the team from second to sixth.Elo and SPI are highly correlated and they’ve fared well against other methods of predicting World Cup results so far, including betting lines.