CharityBuzz Launches 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Auction

first_imgCharitybuzz, a Charity Network company, today announced its 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Auction featuring many of the world’s most innovative thinkers.Bidders can visit charitybuzz.com, the premier online charity auction platform, for the chance to take a meeting that could change their life. The auction begins on October 25 at charitybuzz.com during the lead up to Global Entrepreneurship Week and ends on November 15.The Charitybuzz Entrepreneur Auction enables business leaders to tap into Charitybuzz’s network of bidders, considered to be one of the most affluent philanthropic communities in the world, in order to raise money for causes they care about. Most business leaders are offering one-on-one time in the form of an executive meeting or power lunch. Other business experiences available include mentorships, internships, office tours, golf outings and trips.Charitybuzz’s inaugural event raised almost $1mm for charity through the auction of more than 100 business-related experiences. Highlights included a round of golf with Michael Bloomberg which sold for $52,000 to benefit The Humane Society, a private dinner with CEO of Citigroup, Michael Corbat which sold for $23,250 to benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and a meeting with Bill Maris, then President and CEO of Google Ventures, which sold for $56,000 to benefit Rock School Scholarship fund.By auctioning luxury items and celebrity experiences online to bidders worldwide, Charitybuzz has raised more than $182 million for more than 3,800 nonprofit clients. Meetings with entrepreneurs and business leaders have to date been one of the company’s most successful fundraising categories. Pitch meetings with Rupert Murdoch, Richard Branson and Mark Cuban each sold for more than $85,000 earlier this year. The most popular business meeting ever to sell on Charitybuzz was coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook, breaking records at $610,000 to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.“The Charitybuzz Tim Cook auction was a watershed moment for us. We realized that successful business leaders could raise as much for charity as some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities,” said Ben Erwin, VP of Business Development for the Charity Network. “We established The Entrepreneur Auction as the only digital curation of its kind and have been blown away by the caliber of participants. Plus, what better way for our bidders to network, than to meet with industry executives by supporting causes they care about.”The Entrepreneur Auction will take place live at entrepreneur.charitybuzz.com from October 25 – November 15, 2016. This year’s formidable participants and their charitable beneficiaries fall into four categories: Lifestyle, Media, Tech, and Finance and Investors. They include:LifestyleTommy Hilfiger, Fashion Designer, Founder Tommy Hilfiger Corporation for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-founder, Gilt Group for Dress for Success Cindy Crawford, Colin Cowie and Simon de Pury for the Gabrielle’s Angels Foundation for Cancer Research Ken Downing for Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball supporting the American Cancer Society Paris Hilton for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Lisa Gersh, CEO of GOOP for Flying Kites Russell Simmons for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Neil Blumenthal, Founder Warby Parker for UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council Stella McCartney OBE, Fashion Designer for PETA Mark Tatum, NBA Deputy Commissioner for Thurgood Marshall College FundMediaHarvey Weinstein, Co-chairman, The Weinstein Company for the Max Foundation Donny Deutsch, Chairman Emeritus, Deutsch Inc for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research John Steinberg, Cheddar Founder,Former President of Buzzfeed for the Penn Basser Center Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take Two Interactive Software for Games For ChangeTechBelinda Johnson, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer, Airbnb for UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency Carolyn Everson, VP Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook for SAVE of Essex County Steve Ballmer, Former CEO of Microsoft and owner, LA Clippers for New York Collaborates for Autism Paul English, Founder Co-founder, Kayak and Lola for Flying Kites Guy Kawasaki, Author and Former Chief Evangelist, Apple for Wikimedia Foundation John Couch, VP Education, Apple for Santa Fe Christian Schools Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder for Go CampaignFinance and InvestorsRichard Branson for the National Tennis Foundation Mark Cuban for the Autism Society of America Kevin O’Leary for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Marc Lasry for American Friends of Soroka Jeff Stibel for Doctors Without BordersOther participants include Emilio Estefan (The Gloria Estefan Foundation), Dan Ariely (Games for Change), Don Garber (Save of Essex County), Elizabeth Gore and Carolyn Rodz (UN Foundation), Julie Greenwald (Shine on Sierra Leone), Graeme Devine (Games for Change), John Hoke (Children’s Cancer Association), Neil Blumenthal (Un Foundation) and many more!last_img read more

David Beckham Makes Surprise Visit To London School On World Childrens Day

first_imgToday, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham made a surprise visit to Kentish Town C of E Primary School in London to celebrate World Children’s Day.UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham visits Kentish Town C of E Primary School, LondonCredit/Copyright: UNICEF/Dymond/2017During the visit, David met pupils aged between five and 11 from the student council to discuss the issues that affect them most such as their right to feel valued, listened to and respected. David then treated the children to an impromptu game of football in the playground of the North London school.Kentish Town Primary School is a Level Two Rights Respecting School, an initiative run by Unicef UK which supports schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of their ethos. It empowers pupils to realise their own rights and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.David chose to visit Kentish Town Primary School as today marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the mobilisation of the first World Children’s Day.UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham said:“This World Children’s Day we are handing over the reins to children, encouraging them to speak out for each other. One important lesson from my travels with UNICEF is that we need to listen to children about the world they want to live in. Today it’s been really inspiring visiting the school. It’s amazing to see how happy and confident the kids are and listening to them talk so passionately about learning and respecting the rights of children.”Jude, aged 11, a pupil at Kentish Town Primary School said:“It was really fun meeting David today hear him talk about how important it is to help UNICEF. He gave really good answers to all the questions we asked him. It was even more exciting because today is World Children’s Day!”In addition to today’s school visit, David has released a short film in collaboration with UNICEF, in which he quizzes children about their views of the world. During the heart-warming film, Beckham is seen in conversation with five children asking a series of questions such as what changes they would like to see for children in the future and what rules they would give grown-ups. The film was recorded in New York with children aged 6-10 years-old: Smith (6), Jenna (7), Fiona (7), Jayla (8) and Royce (10).Video: #KidsTakeover with David Beckham | UNICEFChildren all around the world have been celebrating World Children’s Day today by ‘taking over’ key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential. In the UK, hundreds of schools have taken part in the OutRight campaign – Unicef UK’s annual schools campaign that enables and empowers children and young people to speak out in support of children’s rights and celebrate World Children’s Day.David Beckham has been a long standing supporter of UNICEF since playing with Manchester United and became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2005. In 2015, his tenth year with Unicef, he launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund to help protect children in danger. David is working with Unicef to ensure that world leaders put children first and agree new development goals that will help end violence, preventable death and poverty for every child.last_img read more

IndiGo launches New Year Sale offers flight tickets starting Rs 899

first_imgIndiGoMany domestic carriers offer discounts around the New Year holiday season to attract passengers during a period marked by high demand. The latest on that list is IndiGo Airlines.IndiGo has announced a New Year Sale on air tickets, with fares starting as low as Rs 899 on selected routes. Bookings for the New Year Sale opened on January 8, 2018. The offer is available for three days and is applicable on travel between February 1 and April 15.Under the new offer, IndiGo tickets on flights between Delhi and Chandigarh are available for a fare of Rs 899. Some other starting fares offered are Rs 999 on flights from Delhi to Jaipur; Rs 1,099 from Delhi to Amritsar; Rs 1,299 from Delhi to Dehradun, and Rs 1,399 from Delhi to Nagpur, according to the airline’s website — goindigo.in.Additional 10 percent cashback of up to Rs 600 and IndiGo Special Service Vouchers of up to Rs 600 on payments made with HDFC Bank Credit Cards will also be available, subject to conditions, said the IndiGo website.The offer will be available for bookings made via its website and its mobile app, besides other booking websites. Group bookings will not be eligible for the offer.The offer is available on a limited number of seats on selected sectors and flights. If these seats are filled, regular fares will apply.Fares in the New Year Sale offer are non-refundable upon cancellation by the customer. ”On cancellation, only statutory taxes will be refunded,” said the airline’s website.Rs 600 is the maximum amount of cashback or IndiGo vouchers that can be earned on a round-trip ticket, IndiGo added. This offer is subject to a maximum of Rs 300 upon booking of a one-way flight, and Rs 600 on a return flight.last_img read more

Rangpur communal mayhem mastermind held Home minister

first_imgHome minster Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said law enforcers have arrested the mastermind of Rangpur arson attack, whose Facebook post triggered the agitation as it hurt the Muslims’ religious sentiment, reports UNB.“The mastermind, Titu, was detained from Nilphamari,” the minister said after visiting Thakurbari village in the district.He said police carried out their duties as they were supposed to do, and those responsible for the agitation, no matter who they are, will be brought to justice. “Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh is a non-communal country and no one can conspire here.”The home minster will return to the capital after attending a scheduled rally at Harkali Madrasa ground in Sadar upazila in the afternoon.Earlier on Saturday morning, police filed a case against more than 2,000 people over the clash and detained 36 people from Gangachhara and Kotwali areas on Friday night in this connection.A man was killed and 20 others, including four policemen, were injured during the clash.last_img read more

Progga terms proposed budget as antipublic health

first_imgA Screen grabAnti-tobacco group Progga has labelled the proposed national budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal as anti-public health and ineffective to reduce tobacco consumption, reports UNB.”The budget leaves cigarette tax rates and price slabs untouched which will benefit tobacco companies,” Progga executive director ABM Zubair said in a statement on Friday.He said that considering factors such as inflation and increase in per capita income, the hike in tobacco price will do “absolutely nothing” in encouraging low-income people to cut tobacco use and discouraging potential new users and the youth from lighting up.The budget also keeps the existing 45 per cent corporate tax on cigarette, bidi and smokeless tobacco companies. The 2.5 per cent health development surcharge on the income of tobacco businesses is also in place.He said prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s directive was to build a tobacco-free nation by 2040 by adopting a strong tobacco taxation policy.”Unfortunately, the proposed budget does not reflect the directive of the prime minister and frustrates the anti-tobacco activists,” Zubair said.last_img read more

Friends Supporters Celebrate NC Man Freed From Wrongful Imprisonment

first_imgBy The Associated PressFriends and supporters of North Carolina man freed after spending more than half his life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit are holding a celebration.Friends of Dontae Sharpe planned to gather the afternoon of Aug. 23 at Philippi Church of Christ in Greenville. Various advocacy groups are holding the event for the 44-year-old Sharpe, who was freed Aug. 23. Dontae Sharpe breathes the air outside the Pitt County Courthouse after a judge determined he could be set free, Aug. 22, 2019 in Greenville, N.C. Sharpe, a North Carolina man who maintained his innocence even as he served a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit said he got his strength in prison from God and his mother. (Deborah Griffin/The Daily Reflector via AP)Sharpe was serving a life sentence for the 1994 murder of 33-year-old George Radcliffe during a drug deal in Greenville. A judge ordered a new trial after an evidentiary hearing Aug. 22 in Pitt County Court. Prosecutors then said they wouldn’t pursue a retrial, and Sharpe was released.The NAACP advocated for the release of Sharpe, who says he rejected lighter sentences that required him to admit guilt.last_img read more

Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — You have spent the night out on the town and had a few drinks with friends. At the end of the evening, you figure you have only had a few drinks. You should be fine to drive right? While this is something that is heard in many bars throughout the country, there is now a new app designed to help you determine if you are indeed sober enough to be driving. The new iPhone app, known as BreathalEyes, uses the iPhone camera to record and measure a person’s Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN). This HGN is the involuntary eye movement that can occur when a person is impaired by alcohol and is one of the many different field sobriety tests that are conducted by police officers. New mobile app, ShoeBox, helps scan old photos Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Potential drunk drivers now have an app for that (2012, January 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-potential-drunk-drivers-app.html By having a person look into the iPhone camera, the app is able to measure this movement in a 10 second test and then lets drivers know if they are under the influence.While this app is legally marketed for entertainments purposes only, it has been tested alongside a standard breathalyzer. The results show that the new app has an effective range of 0.02 – 0.18 percent and a (+/-) 0.02 percent accuracy of blood alcohol content, or BAC, levels.The disadvantage of this app is you cannot administer it to yourself. You will have to have a friend with a steady hand hold the camera. The test must also be conducted in good lighting so that leaves most bars or clubs out.Currently this app is only available for the iPhone 4 or later but the company has plans to have an Android app available within the year for the low cost of only $0.99.last_img read more

Porter to resume winter service between Toronto and Mont Tremblant

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — The winter season can’t come soon enough for Porter Airlines, which will welcome back winter service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Mont Tremblant on Dec. 8.Service runs until April 2, 2018, operating up to five times weekly and lasting only 70 minutes. Connecting flights to Mont Tremblant via Toronto are also available from a number of Porter destinations.To complement the popular service, Porter Escapes offers flight and hotel packages from $600 per person for a three-night stay. Prices are based on double occupancy, including taxes, fees and airport transfers. Guests can also plan ahead and save on ski lift tickets, rental ski equipment and spa services by adding them to their Porter Escapes package prior to travel.The Mont Tremblant International Airport (MTIA) is sweetening the deal even further with two special promotions this ski season. Passengers receive two free weekday ski lift tickets when they arrive on a Sunday or Monday and depart on a Thursday or Friday. Passengers travelling with children ages 2 to 12 years old are eligible for an airfare rebate courtesy of MTIA airport. Porter to resume winter service between Toronto and Mont Tremblant Share Friday, September 8, 2017 center_img Travelweek Group Tags: New Routes, Porter Airlines, Ski Resorts Posted bylast_img read more

New Virginwide loyalty program to launch in 2019

first_img LONDON — Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Group have announced plans for a new Virgin-wide loyalty program, which would reward customers across Virgin companies.As such, a new company, Virgin Group Loyalty Company, will be set up to own and manage the new program. Virgin Red, an existing loyalty start-up within the Virgin Group, will also be integrated into the group-wide loyalty program.Launching in 2019, Virgin Group Loyalty Company will be owned by Virgin Group and Delta Air Lines. Andrew Swaffield, the previous CEO of Avios and most recently the Monarch group, has been appointed as the company’s new CEO.Flying Club will continue as the frequent flyer program for Virgin Atlantic’s customers and will continue to use miles as its currency. Flying Club members will continue to collect tier points and collect and redeem miles across Virgin Atlantic, Delta and a range of airline and other partners as they do today.In the future, Flying Club members can look forward to an expanded range of ways to collect and redeem miles that will be powered by the new loyalty program.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agency“Virgin is one of the most admired brands in the U.K. and across the world, serving 53 million customers each year across 60 companies,” said Swaffield. “Our ambition is to bring the Virgin companies together and combine their appeal to customers, working together to create a truly outstanding offer.” Tags: Virgin Group Share Tuesday, August 21, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Posted by Travelweek Group New Virgin-wide loyalty program to launch in 2019last_img read more