Bacs’ Big Break offers £5,000 a month in online charity vote

first_imgSo far only eight of the 100 charity places have been filled. Nominations are open now. Big Break for BusinessBusinesses can win as well simply by switching to paying one or more bills by Direct Debit. One business will win £2,000. Individual prize of £12,000Individuals that switch to paying by Direct Debit will also be entered into a draw to win £12,000. Donations for new Direct DebitsSome of the participating utilities and companies are also pledging to make a donation for each new Direct Debit payer who signs up during the campaign. For example, Anglian Water will donate 10p to WaterAid for each new Direct Debit. Swale Council will doante 10p to Age UK, and Eazipay will donate 6p to Marie Curie Cancer Care.Mike Hutchinson, head of marketing for Bacs, said: “As well as the monthly prize fund, we’ve engineered the campaign so that billers taking part in the Big Break will make a donation to charity for everyone who switches to Direct Debit. If your corporate supporters join in, those donations could be yours.”Voting opens on 1 March  34 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 MoreAddThis Bacs Payment Schemes Ltd, the organisation behind Direct Debit, have announced The Big Break, a campaign that aims to benefit 100 good causes with cash prizes this year.From March until June 2013, the most popular causes nominated to win a Big Break will share in a £5,000 monthly pot. Each month, the organisation with the highest number of votes will receive £2,000, with second place receiving £1,000 and the rest shared out among the other runners up.Anyone can nominate a cause to win and any cause can be nominated, provided they are a registered charity or have an account with JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving, Charity Giving or BT’s MyDonate. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate direct debit Individual givingcenter_img Bacs’ Big Break offers £5,000 a month in online charity vote 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 | 4 February 2013 | Newslast_img read more

UL raises the Green Flag

first_imgNewsUL raises the Green FlagBy John Keogh – October 24, 2015 1691 Twitter TAGSAn TaisceEnvironmentlimerickProf Don BarryThe University of Limerick Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThe tilt and turn to Noises OffNext articleGAA – Newcastlewest and Na Piarsaigh to fly flag John Keogh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Presenting Dr Chris Fogarty, energy manager, Building and Estates, UL (left) and Professor Don Barry, president, UL (2nd from left)) and Robert Reidy, director, Building and Estates, UL (3rd from left) with their Green Flag was Dr Michael John O’Mahony, director, An Taisce Environmental Education Unit (right). Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.THE University of Limerick was this week awarded the internationally recognised Green Flag by An Taisce’s Green-Campus programme on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education.Professor Don Barry, president of UL raised the flag outside Plassey House in a ceremony attended by students, staff and special guests.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Green Flag will be permanently located on the University’s iconic flag poles by the main campus gate.Significant initiatives and advances in the areas of energy conservation, biodiversity and travel and transport have been incorporated into campus life over the past  two years with combined efforts by UL’s Buildings and Estates Division and the UL Green-Campus Committee.The Green-Campus Programme is an international environmental education and award scheme that promotes long term, whole college action for the environment.Students can join the UL Green-Campus Committee and get involved in volunteering in the rooftop community garden, work on the college apiary or have a say in how behavioural change relating to the environment is promoted on campus.Professor Don Barry said: “Through our new Strategic Plan, Broadening Horizons, 2015-2019 which was launched just last month, we have committed to  increasing the number of Green Campus initiatives being undertaken over the lifetime of the plan and we are fortunate to have so many Green-Campus committee members  working hard to ensure the campus remains the beautiful environment that it is.”The Green-Campus Programme has so far seen UL make infrastructural improvements, such as installing electric car charge points on campus.The university has also created a community apiary, which is maintained and managed by UL students and staff.In addition, UL has made efforts to encourage students and staff to use sustainable methods of transport and has seen an increase in the number of people walking or cycling or sharing car journeys to and from the campus. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Brooklyn’s luxury market cooled last week

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* brooklyncompassLuxury Real EstateNYC Luxury MarketResidential Real Estate 1 Grand Army Plz #12C (Compass, Google Maps)Most of the luxury Brooklyn homes that went into contract last week had languished on the market for months, but there was one notable exception.A 1,500-square-foot condo at 1 Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights was available for just 15 days before it went into contract last week. That’s well below the average of 223 days. Its last asking price was $2.7 million, or $1,800 per square foot.A 3,495-square-foot townhouse at 177 Madison Street in Bedford Stuyvesant was also swept up quickly after 29 days on the market. The home, last asking $2.8 million (or $802 per square foot), has six bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.Those two deals were among the 22 luxury contracts signed in Brooklyn last week, down from the previous week’s 40 deals, according to Compass’ weekly report. The total sales volume was nearly $64 million, more than half of the $133 million in deals inked the week before.ADVERTISEMENTTownhouses and condos saw 11 contracts signed each, but there were no co-op deals. The top two contracts were both townhouses.Read moreBrooklyn sees huge boom in luxury contracts signed Brooklyn luxury condo contracts catch up to townhouses Brooklyn luxury contracts surge with $82M in deals Tags In Fort Greene, a townhouse at 191 Washington Park was the most expensive deal of the week with a last asking price of $4.9 million. The 3,913-square-foot home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and high ceilings with ornate moldings throughout the home.On its heels was 6 Wythe Lane in Williamsburg, with a final asking price of $4.5 million. The newly constructed 4,454-square-foot home spans five floors and features a private roof deck and underground parking.The median asking price was about $2.7 million and the average price per square foot was $1,205. Between condos and townhouses, the former triumphed with an average price per square foot of $1,493, while latter had an average price per square foot of $888.The average discount was 3 percent.Contact Cordilia Jameslast_img read more

Mourinho fumes over VAR as Spurs held, Ings keeps Golden Boot bid alive

first_imgEverton striker Richarlison celebrates after scoring against Southampton At Goodison Park, Southampton extended their unbeaten run to three games and dented Everton’s bid to reach the Europa League. Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse won a penalty in the 28th minute when he was tripped by Andre Gomes, but the midfielder blazed his spot-kick against the crossbar. Three minutes after that miscue, Ings put Southampton ahead. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And Now7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Loading… Read Also: La Liga: Barcelona close title gap in bad tempered Espanyol win Stuart Armstrong miscued his shot into Ings’ path and the striker rounded Jordan Pickford to claim his 19th league goal of the season, three behind the top-flight’s current leading scorer Jamie Vardy. Richarlison equalised for Everton in the 43rd minute, the Brazilian taking Lucas Digne’s superb long pass in his stride before guiding a clinical finish over Alex McCarthy for his 14th goal of the season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tottenham suffered fresh VAR frustration as Harry Kane was denied a clear penalty in their damaging 0-0 draw at Bournemouth, while Danny Ings boosted his bid for the Premier League’s golden boot in Southampton’s 1-1 draw at Everton on Thursday. Jose Mourinho’s side have won just once in their last three games and are in danger of missing out on European competition for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Tottenham were off-key for long periods, but could feel hard done by after Josh King’s push on Kane in the penalty area went unpushed despite a VAR review in the first half. Tottenham were struggling to find any rhythm and Erik Lamela’s woeful drive over the bar summed up their lethargic first half display. Mourinho responded by sending on Son Heung-min and Tanguy Ndombele at the interval. Struggling Bournemouth’s problems mounted when Adam Smith was injured in a clash of heads with Ben Davies. Smith was stretchered off after an eight-minute delay while he was examined on the pitch. With Tottenham running out of ideas, Bournemouth thought they had won it in stoppage-time. But Callum Wilson’s overhead kick clearly hit King’s hand on its way past Hugo Lloris and their celebrations were short-lived as VAR intervened. “The same referee who did the VAR decision against Sheffield United, Michael Oliver. Opinions matter, It’s not only mine. Everybody knows that’s a penalty and when I say everybody, I mean everybody,” Mourinho said. “The game has the most important moment and I don’t want to say any more in relation to that. Everybody knows.” On course for their lowest points total since 2011, this has been a season to forget for Tottenham, who have yet to see any significant improvement since Mourinho replaced the sacked Mauricio Pochettino in November. Just a year after reaching the Champions League final, they sit in ninth place in the Premier League, 10 points off the top four and far from certain to make next season’s Europa League. Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal, who are one point and one place above Tottenham, looms as a last chance to save their season. “The performance was not good enough. There was a lack of sharpness in the attacking areas,” Mourinho said. “I think the changes I made helped to improve the game in the last half but we didn’t score.” Bournemouth moved up one place after ending a five-match losing streak, but it is 159 days and nine games since they last won. Eddie Howe’s men are three points from safety with just four games to avoid relegation. Kane had scored seven times in his previous seven Premier League appearances against Bournemouth, but VAR rejected his strong appeal for a penalty in the opening moments. Just a week after Tottenham were the victims of a harsh VAR decision in their loss at Sheffield United, they could claim to be harshly treated again and Mourinho was visibly frustrated on the touchline.last_img read more