first_imgDDTV: Fianna Fail councillor Ciaran Brogan is re-elected to Donegal County Council.John McAteer has this report: Click to play     DDTV VIDEO: CIARAN BROGAN, FF PARTY WHIP, RE-ELECTED was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

United start life after Mourinho away to Cardiff as Arsenal host Burnely

first_imgArsenal vs BurnelyEmirates Stadium, LondonSaturday, 22-12-2018 @03: 30 pmReferee: Kevin FriendArsenal’s 23 match unbeaten run came to an end last weekend with a 3-2 loss away to Southampton. However, they have now lost another game, 2-0 at home to Tottenham in the League cup, one that will feel more aggrieved after all it came against their sworn enemy. On Saturday afternoon, they have a chance of resuming normal duty against a Burnely side that they have not lost to in any of their last 10 meetings.Arsenal’s defensive crisis looks set to continue for the visit of Burnley, with Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Konstantinos Mavropanos all sidelined. Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also ruled out, but Sead Kolasinac will be assessed and Sokratis is available after suspension.Burnley winger Aaron Lennon has had a knee operation, which will keep him out until the New Year. Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady could be fit after injuries.Arsenal are unbeaten in their past 10 matches against Burnley, winning nine and conceding just four goals. Burnley have lost all six competitive fixtures at the Emirates by an aggregate score of 18-3. The Clarets last won away in this fixture in 1974 – they have lost the subsequent seven matches.  Arsenal sustained a first defeat in 15 Premier League games at Southampton last time out (W10, D4). They have lost just two of their 18 home Premier League games in 2018, with both defeats coming against Manchester City. Arsenal could lose consecutive Premier League fixtures for the first time since the opening two games of the season. They have won their last 27 home league matches against sides in the relegation zone since a 4-4 draw with Tottenham in 2008. The Gunners have not lost at home to a team in the bottom three for 11 years, a 1-0 loss to West Ham. They have not led at half-time in any of their 17 Premier League games this season (level in 13 and behind in four). Unai Emery has made a league-high 15 substitutions before the start of the second half.Bournemouth vs BrightonVitality Stadium, DorsetSaturday, 22-12-2018 @06:00pm Referee: Mike DeanBournemouth forward Callum Wilson should be fit after suffering no ill effects from his midweek comeback from a hamstring injury. Tyrone Mings is expected to overcome a hip injury but Captain Simon Francis is doubtful with an ongoing groin problem.Brighton remain without Shane Duffy, who is completing a three-match ban. Jose Izquierdo is still sidelined with a knee injury while fellow winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh remains out with a hamstring problem.Bournemouth are unbeaten in nine meetings with Brighton in all competitions (W5, D4). Brighton’s only win in their past 11 away games against Bournemouth was 2-0 in October 2007 (D2, L8).Chelsea vs Liecester CityStamford Bridge, LondonSaturday, 22-12-2018 @06: 00 pm Referee: Lee ProbertChelsea have won their last two league games since the 2-1 loss away to Wolves a few weeks ago. Mauricio Sarri and his boys are now fourth but can temporarily go third as Spurs play on Sunday. Against Leicester, they come up against a side is struggling of late, winless in three whilst losing the last two.Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata is back in training after a knee injury but head coach Maurizio Sarri could again choose to use Eden Hazard as a false nine. Andreas Christensen is out with a minor hamstring problem.Leicester forward Jamie Vardy should return from the groin injury that kept him out of the midweek League Cup exit. Ben Chilwell could also play after a two-match absence with a knee injury but Wilfred Ndidi is a doubt because of a similar problem.Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Leicester in all competitions (W5, D2). Leicester’s last win at Stamford Bridge was back in September 2000, when goals from Muzzy Izzet and Stan Collymore gave them a 2-0 victory.Huddersfield Town vs SouthamptonThe John Smith Stadium, West YorkshireSaturday, 22-12-2018 @06: 00 pmReferee: Scott AttwellHuddersfield welcome back striker Steve Mounie following his three-game ban. Rajiv van La Para returned to training this week after a back strain but Aaron Mooy, Danny Williams, Tommy Smith and Abdelhamid Sabiri are all still out.Southampton have no fresh injury concerns and hope several players will be available to return. Jack Stephens, Cedric Soares, Mario Lemina, Nathan Redmond and Michael Obafemi all face fitness tests, but Ryan Bertrand is a certain non-starter.Both encounters last season ended level, including a goalless draw at the John Smith’s Stadium in August 2017. Southampton have won five and lost two of their last nine matches against Huddersfield in all competitions. However, Huddersfield are unbeaten in their past three home games against Saints, winning two of them.Man City vs Crystal PalaceEtihad Stadium, ManchesterSaturday, 22-12-2015 @06: 00 pmReferee: Andre MarrinerMan City will have to spend Christmas in second place after falling four points behind leaders Liverpool who defeated Wolves 2-0 on Friday night. It is not ideal for the Citizens but will have to play catch up and first on the agenda is a Palace side that has not won away to City in 28 years.Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero have shown no ill-effects from starting in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday after lengthy injuries. Danilo is available once again but David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy are all still absent.Crystal Palace will recall Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins, who were both suspended last week. Martin Kelly has a muscle injury and joins Wayne Hennessey on the sidelines, while Cheikhou Kouyate is doubtful.Manchester City are unbeaten in eight matches against Palace and had won seven in a row prior to a goalless away draw last season. City are unbeaten in 13 home meetings in all competitions, winning 10. The Eagles have lost 5-0 on each of their last two trips to the Etihad Stadium. They have lost all six Premier League matches at the venue by an aggregate score of 21-1.Manchester City have won 27 and lost just three of their 34 Premier League fixtures in 2018, scoring 93 goals. They are vying to win their opening 10 Premier League home games of a season for the third time. The feat has only been achieved on five occasions in total. City have won 15 successive Saturday 3pm kick-offs by an aggregate score of 57-7. Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 33 home league goals this season, 14 more than any other club. They have scored a league-high eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of their games. However, City have kept only one clean sheet in their last seven Premier League matches.Newcastle United vs FulhamSt. James Park, Newcastle upon TyneSaturday, 22-12-2018 @ 06: 00pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonNewcastle welcome back defender DeAndre Yedlin from suspension, while Federico Fernandez is available following a calf injury. Jonjo Shelvey’s thigh problem will be assessed but Ciaran Clark has been ruled out with an ankle injury.Frank Anguissa is still sidelined for Fulham, but Ryan Sessegnon is expected to return from a groin issue on Boxing Day against Wolves. Stefan Johansen and Aleksandar Mitrovic are one booking away from suspension.Newcastle could lose four consecutive matches versus Fulham for the first time since 1982. The Cottagers are vying to win consecutive league away matches against Newcastle for just the second time. The last seven Premier League meetings have ended in a home victory, while four of the last five fixtures have ended 1-0.West Ham vs WatfordLondon Stadium, LondonSunday, 22-12-2018 @06:00 pmReferee: Lee MasonWatford have won four of their last seven Premier League games against West Ham (D1, L2). There has not been a draw in the 11 top-flight meetings between the sides at West Ham.Jack Wilshere will again be absent with the ankle injury that has caused him to miss West Ham’s last three matches. Forward Lucas Perez could return from a foot problem but the Hammers are still without several injured key players, including Marko Arnautovic, Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini.Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue will return after a three-match ban. However, Andre Gray, Will Hughes, Adalberto Penaranda, and Sebastian Prodl remain sidelined with injury.West Ham have won four straight league games. They last won five in a row in 2006. They are also aiming to win three consecutive Premier League matches at the London Stadium for the first time. The Hammers have won four of their past six league fixtures at home, scoring at least three goals in each victory but failing to score in the two defeats.Cardiff City vs Man UnitedCardiff City Stadium, CardiffSunday, 22-12-2018 @08:30 pm Referee: Mike OliverMan United start life under former Old Trafford hero, Ole Gunner Solskjaer away to to his only former Premier League club managed-Cardiff City. The Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho on Wednesday and is tasked with trying to restore order and pride at the most successful club in England. Meanwhile, as Cardiff aim for their fourth home win on the spin, Neil Warnock will be pondering whether or not this is a good or a bad time to welcome the Manchester United juggernaut into town.Cardiff left-back Joe Bennett has not trained this week because of a hip problem and is doubtful for this game. A couple of unnamed players are also nursing “little niggles”, according to manager Neil Warnock.Manchester United are set to be without Romelu Lukaku, who has reportedly been given compassionate leave. Alexis Sanchez remains absent with a hamstring problem, while Chris Smalling, who was injured in the warm-up at Liverpool, is a doubt. New caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must decide whether to recall midfielder Paul Pogba and forward Anthony Martial, both of whom were substitutes in the defeat at Anfield.It is 58 years since Cardiff beat Manchester United, a 3-0 win in the top flight in November 1960. The Red Devils have won five of the subsequent seven meetings. The only previous encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium was a 2-2 draw in November 2013.Everton vs Tottenham HotspursGoodison Park, LiverpoolSunday, 23-12-2018 @07:00 pmReferee: Paul TierneyKey Everton players Richarlison and Andre Gomes are fit to face Spurs. The pair were both forced to miss training sessions this week with illness, but will both be in the squad on Sunday. Midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye missed last week’s defeat at Manchester City with a groin injury and faces a late fitness test.Meanwhile, Spurs striker Harry Kane is likely to return to the visitors’ starting line-up at Goodison Park after missing a training session on Tuesday with flu. However, the likes of Serge Aurier, Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama are all out injured, although Davinson Sanchez may feature having recovered from injury.Everton are winless in their last 11 Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur (D5 L6). The Toffees’ last league victory over Spurs came back in December 2012 at Goodison Park (2-1). Spurs have won more games against Everton (25) than they have versus any other team in the Premier League. Everton are winless in their last 22 games against ‘big six’ opposition (D6 L16) since beating Man City 4-0 in January 2017. Everton are unbeaten in their last six home league games, winning four and drawing two. Spurs haven’t drawn any of their 17 league games this season – only Bolton in 2011/12 (18) have had a longer wait without a draw from the start of a Premier League campaign. Tottenham have won eight of their 10 away Premier League games this season, already more than they’d won in 20 of their previous 26 completed seasons in the competition. This will be just Tottenham’s third Sunday Premier League game this season – they’ve lost their previous two so far (vs Watford and Arsenal).BET ON ALL THESE GAMES AND MANY MORE @Bunga BetComments Tags: premier leaguetoplast_img read more

Giants call up shortstop prospect Mauricio Dubon, report says

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device The Giants are calling up a highly-touted prospect as they try to stay in the hunt for the National League’s second Wild Card spot.Infielder Mauricio Dubon, acquired at the trade deadline in exchange for pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black, is set to join the Giants according to Brewers reporter Robert Murray.“When the (trade) rumors came out, I was excited,” Dubon told The Bay Area News Group on Monday in West …last_img read more

The 2018 Ohio Crop Tour – I-71 Leg – Day 2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Clinton CountyCorn: This April 27th corn was all around good. Color was nice, ear fill was solid and very little disease and insect pressure to speak of. The ears were a good size but only 14 around. Even with that into consideration, our yield check is at 175.Soybeans: These non-GMO beans were planted on May 18th. They were very clean with only minor insect feeding here. Canopy height was 28 inches and distance between nodes was 2 inches. We rate this field as Poor to Fair.Overall County Observations – Just as consistent as we have seen the last 3 stops. Stress is hard to come by here and they got a good bit of rain today that will help been finish off.Click on the pictures for a closer lookClinton CountyClinton CountyClinton CountyClinton CountyClinton CountyClinton CountyHighland CountyCorn: This farmer told us that a big July storm knocked some of this corn down and we noticed that as we headed in for a sample. Bird damage has been an issue here for a few years now. Development still has a way to go here but the crop looks strong. Our yield guess is 190.Soybeans: When we first took a broad look at this field we knew something wasn’t right. Some yellowing was taking place in numerous parts of these beans. The farmer told us he has been doing some sampling and the plant is having trouble taking up potash. Something he will work on next year. Canopy height was 36 inches and there were 2 inches between nodes. Noticed green stink bugs and Japanese Beetles. We rate this field as Good.Overall County Observations – More good looking crops here. Even beans all over. Some fields, even though we are in Southern Ohio, we planted a little later than some of our previous fields north of here.Click on the photos for a better viewHighland CountyHighland CountyHighland CountyHighland CountyHighland CountyHighland CountyHighland CountyHighland CountyFayette CountyCorn: These ears looked bigger than any we have seen, but many of them were only 14 around, hurting our final yield count. These have fired up to the ear leaf. Some Grey and Northern, but not above the ear. We passed a few wet spots are we walked to our scout spot. Pretty healthy looking otherwise and this area is getting some rain that the soil looks like it needed. Our yield estimate is 155.Soybeans: Some SDS taking hold in this field and we also came across some Cercospora Leaf Blight here. Canopy height was 36 inches and distance between nodes was 2 inches. Low pressure from disease and insects and we rate this field as Good.Overall County Observations – They are getting a lot of rain here today and by the looks of things, there was water here early too. Fairly uniform through this area for both corn and beans.Click on the pictures for a closer lookFayette CountyFayette CountyFayette CountyFayette CountyFayette CountyFayette CountyFayette CountyFayette CountyRoss CountyCorn: This field was planted on May 12th and this is a low laying area. Because of that, some of this plot that was planted never came up. The majority of this field is a full dent and starting to mature. This population was higher and moisture was still just fine. Ear fill was great and the ears were heavy. Low insect and disease pressure here. Our yield guess is 201.Soybeans: These beans are a high-oleic and was planted on May 3rd. Canopy height was 48 inches with 2.5 inches between nodes. It was tough getting through the field due to some lodging issues. Once we found our spot, we saw heavy Frogeye and some SDS showing up. These beans were well podded but the insect and disease pressures may present some challenges to this crop. There was even some pod feeding here which we haven’t seen until now. We rate this field as Fair.Overall County Observation – Things continue to look good here overall. Moisture has been adequate here compared to the early part of Day 2. That moisture, along with humidity, has disease hitting the soybeans more than we’ve noticed in other counties.For a better view, click on the picturesRoss CountyRoss CountyRoss CountyRoss CountyRoss CountyRoss CountyRoss CountyRoss CountyFairfield CountyCorn: This was the most disease pressure we have seen in corn so far this week, at least above the ear (which all of the leaves pictures were). GLS, Northern and Holcus Leaf Spot. This was one of the highest populations we have seen at 34,000 in one of the spots we were in and kernels were deep. Even with the issues listed about, this is the highest yielding field, by our estimate, so far on tour at 222.Soybeans: Found some issues with this field, including Downey Mildew, Frogeye and insects. Got one shot of Japanese Beetles and a Stinkbug in the pictures. The canopy for 40 inches and distance between nodes was 2 inches. Pod set was average, roots were strong and overall a nice field of beans. We rate it as Good.Overall County Observations – Summer has been very easy on this part of the state. Crops look healthy and firing is at a minimum. Farmers in this county should be excited about what’s to come.Click on the photos for a closer lookFairfield CountyFairfield CountyFairfield CountyFairfield CountyFairfield CountyFairfield CountyFairfield CountyFairfield CountyPickaway CountyCorn: The corn was planted on May 1st and is finishing dent stage. Stand was above average and ears were just about as perfect as we have seen this week. Our yield calc here is 192.Soybeans: This May 16th planted field looked like carpet. These 3.2 beans had a canopy height of 36 inches and there were 2 to 3 inches between nodes. Saw a little Frogeye and minimal insect feeding. We rate this field as Good.Overall County Observations – This county also got a lot of rain early on, but Mother Nature shaped up for a good part of the growing season. Corn looks healthy and even and is a great shade of green.Click on the pictures for a closer lookPickaway CountyPickaway CountyPickaway CountyPickaway CountyPickaway CountyPickaway CountyPickaway CountyPickaway CountyMadison CountyCorn: This was a Farm Science Review 99-day corn already drying down and it was a nice stand. They have had a dry spell here over the growing season and the rains they are getting now are coming a little too late. We noticed some tip-back with some starting to abort kernels. Some GLS but mostly below the ear. Our yield guess here is 171.Soybeans: A low population here, but an excellent stand. We are getting a good amount of rain here now and that will be a great way to finish these beans off. Canopy height was 35 inches and distance between nodes was 2 inches. Very low disease and insect pressure and this field is rated Good to Excellent by our crew.Overall County Observations – Things here look much more uniform that what we have seen so far today. Many fields here were planted earlier in the season.Madison CountyMadison CountyMadison CountyMadison CountyMadison CountyMadison CountyMadison CountyMadison CountyClark CountyCorn: As you can see by the picture, most of the disease pressure here was below the ear. This was a pretty good field of corn with light insect pressure and excellent ear fill. There was some weeds that got away from this farmer by it won’t too bad at this point. Our yield calc is 175.Soybeans: This was our first spotting of white mold in soybeans along with some SDS setting in, but they have podded nicely and they were tall. Canopy height was 46 inches and nodes were 2 1/2 inches apart. We rate this field as Good to Excellent.Overall County Observations – This area surely had a lot of early potential and that potential hung on with some nicer weather than just east of here to help this crop along.For a better view, click the photosClark CountyClark CountyClark CountyClark CountyClark CountyClark CountyClark CountyClark CountyChampaign CountyCorn: We found twin-row corn here and found out it was planted on April 30th. They got more rain here then they wanted and it hurt early on. Firing was happening about and below the ear in one of the spots we sampled. Our yield guess here is 155.Soybeans: These beans thin out quite a bit in some areas and we found grasshoppers, stink bugs and Japanese Beetles. Canopy height was 32 inches high and nodes were 2.5 inches apart. 15 inch rows here and we rate this field as Poor to Fair.Overall County Observations – Things have changed dramatically here compared to what we saw yesterday. Some of the best dirt has some of the worst looking crops and heavy rains and then no moisture at all are to blame. We are seeing many different shades of green this morning.For a closer look, click the picturesChampaign CountyChampaign CountyChampaign CountyChampaign CountyChampaign CountyChampaign CountyChampaign CountyChampaign CountyUnion CountyCorn: This field is very fall along in full dent. Planted on May 7th, this was a good stand, but some firing has begun here. Shouldn’t make a difference this time of year for this field. Population at one of our check points was a little low due to some gaps. Ear fill was excellent. Our yield number here is 187.Soybeans: This was the field variable bean field we have seen on tour so far. Also the heaviest Frogeye we have come across. Canopy height was 36 inches with 2 inches in between nodes. Planting date was May 14th. Our rating for this field is Good.Overall County Observations – This area received some much needed rain this morning, but it is easy to see they had plenty of moisture early with some water spots. Variability was noticeable throughout the county.Click on the pictures for a better lookUnion CountyUnion CountyUnion CountyUnion CountyUnion CountyUnion CountyUnion CountyUnion Countylast_img read more

HTC Launches New Flagship Smartphone, HTC One

first_imgdan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Tags:#Android#HTC HTC has officially announced its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One, at events in New York City and London. The new 4.7-inch smartphone sports a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and introduces a concept called “ultrapixels” to improve the the camera. The HTC One has two front-facing stereo speakers and an all-aluminum chassis that should give it a comfortable fit in the palm of your hand.HTC has also redesigned Sense, its skin that it lays on top of the Android operating system. Integrated into this is a series of live tiles HTC calls “Blink Feed” that will pull in stories and content form social media, brands and new sources straight to the smartphone’s home screen. The HTC One will launch in 80 countries on 185 mobile operators. This will be HTC’s biggest and most wide spread device launch ever.It will begin shipping in late March.Stay tuned for more coverage of HTC’s newest smartphone. Lead image: HTC president Jason Mackenzie on stage at HTC launch event in New York by Dan Rowinskicenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

The Path

first_imgThe path isn’t easy.Many want the results of following the path, but they aren’t willing to walk to path.Some will try anything to get the results that following the path provides—except actually following the path.Some will pay guides that promise to make the path easy, never realizing that the path is what it is; it can’t be made easy.Many will believe that the path isn’t worth following and seek instead to do something that requires less effort.The few that choose to follow the path will struggle. Some will spend themselves and fail on the path. Some will succeed and reap all of the rewards that following the path provides.But all who attempt to follow the path will be irrevocably changed for the better. Their lives will not have been wasted. Their efforts will not have been in vain.Following the path is its own reward. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Are You Really Responsible for Your Increased Revenue?

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now High water covers a lot of stumps. It’s not until the water recedes that the stumps are revealed to you.Right now, the economy is humming along rather nicely. Companies are generally doing well, growing, and spending money. Because your clients are doing well, you are doing well right along with them. You might have 12 percent or 15 percent growth this year, a fact that should make you happy. But a closer look might dampen your spirits a little.How much of your growth is really your client’s growth and not your own? What percentage of your increase is really the fact that some of your clients—and maybe even a subset of clients in a certain industry—are producing your performance improvement?“But wait,” you say. “These are clients we expected to grow. This is a good thing, Iannarino.” And I agree that it is a good thing. But how much of a good thing? If your goal was 12 percent growth and 8 percent of that growth comes from your existing clients, then the growth of new revenue is 4 percent. Maybe that’s what you expected, and maybe it isn’t. Would 4 percent be the right growth number for new revenue when the economy slows, or when your existing clients reduce their spending in the future?Do your increased sales really belong to your client’s growth? Is their growth covering up your lack of growth? Could it be hiding a problem that you will not recognize until sometime in the future when it is too late to do anything to change your results quickly enough?If you look at your sales results, would you be able to generate the 12 percent or 15 percent growth with the opportunities in your pipeline now? Would you risk going backward in an economy that was just average or slightly below average?Make hay while the sun is shining, but don’t pretend that good fortune isn’t responsible for some part of the success your experiencing.last_img read more

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