German teams refused Qatari investments – Berlin defends Sigurdsson!

first_imgClick to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe big story in Germany is decision of some Bundesliga teams to refuse money from some Qatari investment foundation, who planned to invest a lot of money and build the better squad from current. Secretary General of Fuche Berlin, Bob Hanning said to German PRESS that they refused offer from Qatar, which could make from Berlin team like PSG with 10 million budget, but with some new coach – not Dagur Sigurdsson.– We are not a toy. Club can’t sold own soul for money – said Hanning.Offers for these kind of deals were refused by Rhein Neckar Lowen and VfL Gummersbach. THW Kiel win test in Berlin before EHF CL 2020/2021 start Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. German trio and Wisla Plock for EHF European League 2021 trophy THIS WILL BE INTERESTING! Shishkarev, Bobinac, Blazquez, Hanning, Lovgren, Fernandez for place at EHF Executive Board Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:Bob Hanning, Fuchse Berlin, Qatari investmentslast_img read more

Costa taken to hospital after Chelsea’s cup exit

first_imgDiego Costa was taken to hospital with an apparent rib injury after going off during the first half of Chelsea’s Capital One Cup clash with Stoke.Striker Costa, who has been plagued by fitness problems during his time with the Blues, was replaced by Loic Remy just after the half-hour mark at the Britannia Stadium.AdChoices广告Remy went on to score an equaliser in the final minute of normal time but Chelsea went out on penalties and have won only one of their last seven matches.Boss Jose Mourinho nevertheless praised his players, insisting they had answered their ‘stupid’ critics with their performance.Chelsea face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday. See also:Chelsea out after Stoke win on penaltiesChelsea answered ‘stupid’ critics, says MourinhoStoke v Chelsea player ratingsChelsea fans on Twitter impressed by Kenedy and TraoreCosta and Pedro face fitness tests Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Disneyland Preview — Week of October 20, 2018

first_imgHall’n Screams Fireworks*0001001 ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri California Adventure8-108-108-198-99-98-108-12 SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Paint the Night1111111 Disneyland8-128-128-118-69-118-128-7 Pixar Play Parade2211111 Frightfully Fun Parade*0002002 Fantasmic!2220220 *Requires ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party.Admission and HoursPassholder blockouts remain the same this week; Southern California Select Passholders and Southern California Passholders are both blocked out on Saturday and Sunday. All other passes are honored every day this week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Regular Price ($117/$110) all week long.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week: Share This!More of Mickey’s Halloween Party and spooky decor as the Halloween season continues! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland preview.Special Events and NotesIt’s October, and that means that Disneyland is all decked out for the Halloween season! It also means that the park is closed a couple of nights a week for Mickey’s Halloween Party. Note that this event requires a special ticket and all remaining party dates are sold out. If you don’t have tickets already, be aware that Disneyland Park will close early on party days. This week, the party will take place on Tuesday and Friday. If you’re planning on going, be sure to check out our planning guide for the event.Even if you’re not going to the parties, however, the parks will be decked out in Halloween decor (take a look at some pics from the parks here), there will be plenty of unique seasonal treats, characters wear costumes on their costumes, and the following rides have holiday-themed overlays:Haunted Mansion HolidaySpace Mountain Ghost GalaxyLuigi’s Honkin’ Haul-o-WeenMater’s Graveyard JamboreeGuardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark (evening only).For more information, make sure you check out our preview of the season here.Finally, the Dia de los Muertos celebration continues at Zocalo Park in Frontierland in Disneyland Park. Stop by there, and nearby Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante, for photo opportunities, face painting, and treats like Pumpkin Flan. In a similar vein, Plaza de la Familia activities are taking place over at Paradise Gardens Park, including Coco-inspired entertainment, special food options, and exhibits.CrowdsCrowds will be higher on the weekend (this weekend marks the tail end of the period when Utah students are off of school), with lower crowds as the week continues. Crowds are predicted to be quite low on Tuesday in particular, as Disneyland Park closes early for Mickey’s Halloween Party that day.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherIt’s predicted to be a hot weekend, with more moderate temperatures (highs in the low 80s) the remainder of the week. Also, no rain in the forecast at all. Should be a nice week!As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsWith the exception of Party nights, the entertainment schedule is lighter during the week, with no fireworks and fewer parades. There are, however, special shows, including a parade and fireworks, that run during Mickey’s Halloween Party on Tuesday and Friday. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Straw Hatters can be found here. Fireworks1100000 As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsVirtually everything is up and running at the moment.  At Disneyland Park, the Matterhorn is down through November 17, and it’s a small world is slated to go down from October 22 through November 7.  Everything else is scheduled to be online.Similarly, at California Adventure, only World of Color remains offline until further notice — we’ll let you know when we have a better idea of when it will return as well, but we are not anticipating it back until the latter part of the year. All other attractions are currently operational, but as always, be aware that refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Retailers, Solution Providers, Law Enforcement, and Students Collaborate on Retail Crime at LPRC Conference

first_imgLPRC attendees toured the new Next Research Retail Center, which includes some amazing spaces like the simulation lab that consists of a real-life immersive environment with 9-feet screens that allow you to change and manipulate the virtual environment to fit a retailer’s needs.Over 430 people made their way to the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus for the Loss Prevention Research Council’s (LPRC) 2019 Impact conference. The three-day event focused heavily on learning and collaboration, as well as an overview of the LPRC’s research on evidence-based tactics and strategies to reduce crime and loss in the retail space.This year’s conference theme was “Trust.” The attendees were a mix of retail professionals, solution providers, federal and state law enforcement, and some students and faculty from the University of Florida.Monday Day 1 The conference started on Monday, September 30 with a mix of events. There was the 6th annual Impact Golf Outing for charity. For the first time ever, the LPRC teamed up with the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) for the LPF Learning Day, a one-day seminar featuring top industry executives. Over 100 people, a mix of retail professionals and students, attended the event.- Sponsor – The LPF Learning Day had some notable speakers and valuable content for the students and loss prevention professionals. One of the notable speakers was Wayne Hoover, CFI, with Wicklander-Zulawski, who gave a fantastic presentation about associate theft and discussed attacking major challenges in retail with a nonconfrontational approach.Rick Peck, LPC, from TJX discussed careers in loss prevention and asset protection and talked about the importance of total immersion in safety, LP operations, investigations, inventory shrink, and business development. Sensormatic Solutions’ executive Randy Dunn and LPRC’s Read Hayes spoke about emerging technologies and trends and how they affect loss prevention and the customer service experience.Monday wrapped up with the annual opening ceremony and networking event at the LPRC lab. LPRC members and guests had a full look at the new Next Research Retail Center, which includes some amazing spaces like the simulation lab that consists of a real-life immersive environment with 9-feet screens that allow you to change and manipulate the virtual environment to fit a retailer’s needs. The tour treated attendees to how virtual reality, biometrics, and eye tracking in technology will be used in research in the future. There was also a tour of the ideation space that is a collaborative venue which is module and allows retailers and solution providers alike to come up with collaborative, innovative ways to address the complex challenges in retail.Tuesday Day 2 The conference officially began on Tuesday, October 1 with keynote speaker Angela Nino, CFI, the founder of Empathic Workplace. Nino covered the importance of respect and safety in the workplace. She also explained the science behind empathy, breaking down complicated topics like neuroscience, and interpersonal techniques like how to use empathy to fight shame. Next, Dr. Hayes spoke about the importance of relationships and trust in honor of this year’s conference theme.Jordan Burchell, the LPRC’s innovation guru, shared the stage with Randy Dunn and Lincoln LeFebvre from The Home Depot. The three discussed some of the new and exciting possibilities in the Next Retail Research Center. They also facilitated a discussion around the capabilities of the new center, and there was a lot of buzz around the simulation lab and some of the biometrics tracking.Wednesday Day 3 The third day of the conference featured an active shooter training hosted by Cathy Langley from Rite Aid, Tom Arigi from Kroger, and Jenn Jarret from the LPRC. Their presentation explained the difference between mass shooters, mass murderers, and active shooters and discussed relevant statistics and trends surrounding violent events. They also covered offender warning signals to help organizations to identify potential active shooters.The last two days of the conference were segmented into time slots for attendees to collaborate with solution providers and into breakout sessions with leaders in the loss prevention industry.Some of the topics in the learning labs included:• Detecting Deviance. “Using Video Analytics and Alert Systems to Detect Red-Flag Behavioral Signatures” hosted by Jordan Burchell, Mike Brenton from Giant Food, and David Ewton from Bosch Security.• Retail Collaboration. “Teaming Up with Law Enforcement to Tackle ORC Crime” hosted by Jenn Jarrett, Detective Ryan McCazzio from the Gainesville Police Department, and Bobby Haskins from Auror.• Self-Checkout. “The Future of Retail? Exploring Its Uses, Benefits, and Risks” hosted by Scott Ziter from Price Chopper and Jim Cosseboom from Ahold Delhaize• Facial Recognition and Retail. “Where We Are and Where Do We Go from Here?” hosted by Jenn Jarret and Cathy Langley from Rite Aid.• Reducing Robberies with Technology. “Exploring the Effectiveness of Time-Delay Safes” hosted by Kenna Carlsen from the LPRC and Dave Magersupp from Verizon Wireless.• Use of eVPMs. “Reducing the Theft of C.R.A.V.E.D. Items using eVPMs” hosted by Grant Drawve from the University of Arkansas and Fred Helmes and Brittany Condon from TJX.Throughout the entire conference, there were several opportunities for solution providers, law enforcement, and retail professionals to collaborate and discuss some of the challenges in retail and to brainstorm innovative solutions. The LPRC’s CrimeScience podcast had multiple live segments taped at the conference, allowing conference attendees to participate. The end of the conference wrapped up with its annual offender interview series, which as always was a hit, with actual live offenders on stage talking about how and why they chose to steal.With over 60 research projects underway, the LPRC will have even more results to cover at next year’s conference. Thanks to their collaborative work with many different perspectives in the asset protection world, we can expect a lot of progress from their work in the upcoming year. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Google Home to star in new Super Bowl LI commercial

first_imgGoogle Home to star in new Super Bowl LI commercialYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingGoogle Home to star in new Super Bowl LI commercial A year after Amazon’s Echo starred in a Super Bowl commercial, Google Home gets its turn in the spotlight with a 60-second ad that will air Sunday during this year’s Super Bowl. It’s not Google’s first Super Bowl ad; that happened all the way back in 2010 when Google ran the well-received Parisian Love ad. But it is the first Super Bowl ad for Google Home, the company’s in-home voice assistant that’s only been available to consumers since October.You’ll recognize the commercial as very “Googley” — it has a very personal and homey feel and portrays a cross-section of people using the device in various times of need. The ad ends with the tagline, “Home by you. Help by Google.” There’s no pricing information or even anything that tells consumers where to buy Home.Google is battling Amazon — and to a lesser degree right now, Apple (Siri) and Microsoft (Cortana) — for the expanding voice assistant market. One recent estimate suggests there’ll be more than 30 million voice-based devices in U.S. homes by the end of this year, and it appears that the market is Amazon’s to lose. Although Amazon doesn’t share specific sales figures for the Echo device family (nor does Google talk about how many Homes have sold so far), current estimates peg the number at more than eight million — including more than three million just during the 2016 holidays. It won’t be easy for Google to catch up anytime soon if Amazon has that kind of momentum in its favor. Google is obviously betting that the visibility of a $5 million (give or take) commercial during the biggest TV event of the year is money well-spent.Amazon ran its first Super Bowl ad a year ago, using Alec Baldwin and NFL veteran Dan Marino, to promote Echo. There’s been no word from Amazon about another Echo-related ad during this year’s game.From our sponsors: Google Home to star in new Super Bowl LI commercial Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019 Posted on 4th February 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

The Story So Far

first_imgPosted on December 22, 2010June 20, 2017By: Peris Wakesho, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Peris Wakesho, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.This is Takuti village, in Niger State, Nigeria, Lapai Local government. It is approximately a 1 hour and 20-mintue drive from Minna town. It is a community that seems greatly underserved. (Niger State is one of the 36 states in Nigeria and Minna is the capital of the state).The Nupe community is a closely-knit community (Niger state has Hausa, Nupe and Gwari as the major tribes).The children looked between 1 and 2-years old, with 5 pregnant women counted barely 2 minutes after arrival. Amidst all these, one woman captured my attention: tall, slim, seemingly pregnant and still breast feeding a baby who looked barely 7 months old.I looked at the children, following the drama, dancing to the beats, dark and beautiful children, happily dancing their time away! Most had big bellies and I wondered to myself, “Could they be malnourished?” My heart bled for these children, totalling approximately 100 in a very small village, scantly dressed. I thought, “It may be the culture, but the semi-permanent houses, built of clay, with mothers also just tying a shuka (a piece of cloth) could signal some level of poverty.”What was evident is that the girls are married early and give birth within the space of at least 1 year. I couldn’t help but let my mind wander to the facts: the nearest hospital was miles away in a country where 6 women die hourly during pregnancy, delivery and immediately past delivery.These beautiful, dark, smiley little children gathered around the car, waving and saying goodbye. “Very friendly and loving,” I thought. And as we left, only one thing was engrossed in my mind. This is one community I would love to go back to and give my little contribution, even if for just one mother & child!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

4 Things Nonprofits Can Learn from the NBA Playoffs

first_imgThe Playoffs are like the year-end giving season for NBA players. Just like your nonprofit’s staff in December, during Playoffs, athletes are busy, tired, and they have their eye on the prize. What can nonprofits learn from the 16 teams that are competing for the championship title? Here are 4 takeaways you can share with your colleagues: Every little victory matters.In the Playoffs: The Charlotte Bobcats went from having the second-worst record last season to playing the two-time defending champion in the first round of the playoffs this season. Talk about improvement! Takeaway: You may be disappointed because you came so close to hitting your big fundraising goal. However, there are definitely some small wins that you can celebrate. Were email open rates better than last year? Did you have a higher percentage of recurring gifts? Use this as an opportunity to analyze what worked and what didn’t. Learn from it and leverage that knowledge to improve future campaigns. That amazing jaw-dropping campaign element needs to fit in with your overall strategy.In the Playoffs: There were seconds left in the fourth quarter of game 2 against the Grizzlies. Kevin Durant gets the ball, loses his balance, and shoots mid-fall. Those three points got everyone excited! But, the Thunder lost. It sure was a memorable shot, but in the end, it didn’t earn the points they needed to win. Takeaway: Does your professionally produced video with a local celebrity or that beautiful photo shoot of your new facility enhance the story you’re telling in your fundraising appeal or confuse it? Even though you might want to share those “wow” elements as many times as possible, consider saving your snazzy elements for a campaign that makes sense and use it when it fits in with your overall strategy. Let your personality shine. In the Playoffs: The Wizards’ Bradley Beal makes 79% of his free throws. But during game 1 against the Pacers, he shot an air ball. How did he react? He showed that he was human and laughed it off. Takeaway: Donors like a little personality in the communications they receive from your nonprofit. You’re human, your organization helps humans (or animals) and donors are human. Humans like to laugh and they want to feel connected to your cause through stories. Step away from the standard writing format for a few moments and inject some personality into your writing. Say thank you.In the Playoffs: This year’s NBA MVP was Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. His acceptance speech was a big thank you to his entire team, his coaches, his mom, and so many others. You could tell his teammates were touched by his gratitude. Takeaway: The work your nonprofit does is amazing. It changes peoples’ lives. But don’t forget who helped you accomplish the work: donors. Your donors are the superheroes. Make them feel special by saying thank you early and often. Are you rooting for a team in the Playoffs this year? Have you noticed anything about your team’s performance that could apply to fundraising? Share in the comments below. (Image source: MVGL /Tumblr)last_img read more

Customer Spotlight: IVUmed

first_imgIVUmed works to make quality healthcare more accessible throughout the world with their mission to “Teach One, Reach Many.” Their goal is to alleviate patients suffering from untreated urological conditions due to lack of access to quality surgical care and medical providers. With a focus in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean, IVUmed sends teams of volunteer physicians, anesthesiologists, and nurses from North America to provide hands-on surgical training to doctors and nurses in those areas.  By providing doctors with the skills they need to care for their communities, IVUmed volunteers help ensure that children and adults receive the care they need to live healthy, productive lives for generations to come.Photo credit: Lynn Hoffman-Brouse, Ghanalast_img read more

A Familiar Face on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List

first_imgIn the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 list there was a familiar face on the list: Julie Carney from Gardens for Health International. Julie, and two other young women, co-founded Gardens for Health International in 2010 to promote agriculture as part of the solution to large-scale public health challenges. Since then, they’ve helped over 2,000 Rwandan families and partnered with 18 health centers to combat chronic childhood malnutrition. We’re a big fan of Julie and Gardens for Health because of the important, life-changing work they do. We’ve had the opportunity to get to know this organization and their mission because they are one of our DonateNow customers. We’re such big fans, we even wrote a case study about their success as stellar fundraisers. Congratulations Julie! And to the Gardens for Health team: keep up the good work! We can’t want to see what you accomplish this year.last_img read more

5 Opportunities to Boost Giving, Donor Loyalty, and Job Satisfaction

first_imgNew research illuminates path to doing betterTake it from our peers in the field: Most communications and development teams aren’t communicating, cooperating, or collaborating with each other. Team goals are often quite different, with the two departments sometimes working at cross-purposes, unknowingly sabotaging fundraising results. But there’s good news: This disconnect is fixable.That’s the solid-gold takeaway from the 1,600 nonprofit communications and development staff members surveyed for the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Of respondents, 47% work in organizations with annual budgets under $1 million, and 53% work in organizations with budgets over $1 million, with the largest cohort in organizations with budgets in the $1 million to $5 million range.Donors come first, so goals and messages must be aligned.It’s a given that effective campaigns are about our prospects and donors, not about our organizations. That means donor outreach has to be unified, even if your team is split by goals or roles and responsibilities.There’s no way to provide that unified experience when communications and fundraising goals—and the activity that flows from them—are in silos. Instead, prospects and donors will be touched by a series of disconnected messages and visuals that don’t seem to come from the same organization. That’s a proven recipe for confusing the people whose help you need and deterring them from action.Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens now in most organizations. According to the Trends Report (p. 5), communications and fundraising team goals diverge along these lines, with executive directors focusing somewhere in the middle:Development goals: Donor acquisition and retentionCommunications goals: Community engagement and brand awarenessFindings highlight five opportunities to do better.The good news is that by syncing fundraising and communications teams’ focus and activities—or, better yet, fully integrating them—we can do so much better. The Trends Report highlights three key findings and five significant opportunities to do better for our donors, our organizations, and ourselves. Win-win-win.Fully integrated communications and fundraising teams are more effective than separate teams or one team managing the other.Integration boosts communications staff ownership of fundraising goals by 400% and fundraising staff ownership of community building and engagement goals by 200%. (p. 8)Opportunity 1: You’ll have more hands and skills on deck to boost engagement and donations.Opportunity 2: You’ll get a clearer, broader understanding of possibilities and plans for engagement and community building, so you can sync fundraising campaign content and distribution accordingly. As a result, you’ll be able to craft touchpoints that look and sound like they come from a single organization and ensure that distribution timing and channels are honed for greatest impact.Opportunity 3: You’ll reduce conflict, delays, and duplication of effort in content creation, review, and approval. That will save time and effort and boost employee ease.Communications and fundraising teams have equal status and authority within organizations. (p. 25)Opportunity 4: Team members will have more to gain and little to lose in moving toward more collaboration or full integration. That means a greater likelihood that leadership and teams in more organizations will be motivated to make this radical change—and succeed in doing so. Members of fully integrated communications and fundraising teams (working for a single manager) are significantly more satisfied with their jobs. (p. 25)Communications Trends Report findings correlate staff members owning both fundraising and community engagement goals with greater job satisfaction.Opportunity 5: Finally, a clear way to reduce the high turnover rate for fundraisers. The payoff is clear for you, your colleagues, your organization, and your beneficiaries. Take a deep breath! Identifying a problem is the first step in fixing it. Then, use these five concrete opportunities, with supporting proof points, to start closing your communications-fundraising divide.I’ll follow up with specific, doable steps to getting to a unified voice and a fully integrated communications and marketing team. Stay tuned!Get more insights, talking points, and ways to do better in the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.last_img read more