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Lindsey Graham projected to win South Carolina Senate race

first_img– Advertisement – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is projected to win his bid for reelection, according to NBC News. He was taking on Jaime Harrison in a brutal fight for South Carolina’s Senate seat. Harrison seemingly came out of nowhere to take on the longtime South Carolina incumbent. He ran a campaign that focused, in part, on Graham’s allegiance to President Donald Trump.Harrison became one of the most successful Senate candidates in the fundraising game. He raised $57 million in the third quarter, outpacing Graham.- Advertisement – For Democrats, Graham’s victory could be a blow to having a chance at becoming the majority in the U.S. Senate.The Cook Political Report marked the race as a toss-up. NBC News projected earlier on Tuesday that John Hickenlooper defeated Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. Democrats can still pickup victories in Senate races in Maine, Montana, Iowa, Arizona or North Carolina. Those were labeled either as toss-up or “lean Democrat” going into Election Day. This is developing news. Check back for updates. Those fundraising victories led to an outpouring of outside money into the race, including millions spent by a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Many polls showed the race tied or close right up until Election Day.Graham had never faced an opponent who raised as much money as Harrison.The South Carolina lawmaker ran on a platform that included claims that Harrison, who is also a leader within the Democratic National Committee, has ties to the more progressive side of the party.- Advertisement –center_img Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during GetItDone bus tour campaign rally at Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken, S.C., on Sunday, November 1, 2020.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

Shkodran Mustafi mocked by Arsenal hero Alan Smith after shocking own goal during Liverpool clash

first_imgArsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi scored an own goal against Liverpool at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Alan Smith slammed Shkodran Mustafi after his shocking own goal during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool.Unbeaten Premier League leaders Liverpool took an early lead over the Gunners on Wednesday night courtesy of an embarrassing own goal from German defender Mustafi.Attempting to clear an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross, Mustafi only managed to prod the ball past Emiliano Martinez and into his own net.Oh dear… 😬Shocker for Shkodran Mustafi📺 Watch Liverpool v Arsenal live on Sky Sports Football pic.twitter.com/wiRGKEN903— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 30, 2019 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 7:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link236Shares Shkodran Mustafi mocked by Arsenal hero Alan Smith after shocking own goal during Liverpool clash ADVERTISEMENTCommentating for Sky Sports, Gunners hero Smith said: ‘It’s classic Mustafi. Going to ground when he doesn’t have to. He can stay on his feet there.‘It’s a car crash for the defender. What a gift for Liverpool.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It will be difficult for Mustafi to get that out of his mind. It’s just poor decision-making.’center_img Mustafi’s error gave Liverpool an early lead (Picture: Getty)Arsenal equalised shortly after Mustafi’s own goal through Lucas Torreira – Mesut Ozil was heavily involved in the build-up.On Arsenal’s goal, Smith added: ‘It comes at the end of Arsenal’s best move by far. They did ever so well to keep the move going.’Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka missed Wednesday’s clash at Anfield after clashing with his own fans during the draw with Crystal Palace. Hector Bellerin captained the Gunners in his absence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Russell stars but Thunder lose again

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Not even a fine all-round effort from West Indies star Andre Russell was enough to save Sydney Thunder from crashing to a 30-run defeat to Perth Scorchers, in the Australian Big Bash here yesterday.Chasing 176 for victory at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Thunder slumped to 17 for two in the third over before crawling to 145 for nine off their 20 overs.The 27-year-old Russell unfurled a whirlwind 42 off 20 deliveries with five sixes but wickets continued to fall as Thunder slid to their third straight loss, leaving them fourth in the BBL standings.With their victory, Scorchers moved to the top of the standings on eight points along with Adelaide Strikers but with a superior net run rate.Sent in, Scorchers recovered from a position of one run for two wickets in the second over to rally to 175 for five off 20 overs.The revival came through Cameron Bancroft who struck 72 off 53 balls in anchoring two key stands. He first put on 63 for the third wicket with Shaun Marsh, who hit 28 from 22 balls and a further 105 for the third wicket with Ashton Agar, who blasted 68 off 34 deliveries.Pacer Russell, who knocked over Michael Klinger with the third ball of the game without a run on the board, returned to claim Bancroft in the penultimate over and end with two for 31 from four overs.In reply, Thunder lost South African Jacques Kallis (7) and Aiden Blizzard (7) cheaply to left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff before Russell came to their rescue with his cameo.RUNRATEHis first nine deliveries yielded eight runs without a single boundary, but with the required run rate jumping to 13 at the end of the 11th over, Russell launched an all-out assault.He twice cleared the ropes with left-arm spinner Brad Hogg in the 12th over, which went for 16 runs, and then smashed leg-side sixes off English left-arm seamer David Willey in the next over, which also cost 16 runs.It took the return Behrendorff and a stunning catch from Joel Paris at fine leg to account for Russell in the 14th over with the score on 97 for five.Once he departed, the innings lost momentum, with four more wickets falling for the addition of just 40 runs.last_img read more

MH370: Another piece of wreckage confirmed

first_imgAir safety investigators have confirmed that it is “highly likely” a piece of wreckage found off the coast of Tanzania, Africa, is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester  Minister confirmed late Friday that an analysis of the wing part, believed to be part of a flap, by theAustralian Transport Safety Bureau had established the link.  Flaps are moveable panels extended when a plane lands to increase the wing surface area.“The experts will continue to analyse this piece to assess what information can be determined from it,” Mr Chester.The latest finding brings the tally of parts from the wreckage to six. A flaperon – another type of moveable wing surface that combines the attributes of an aileron and a flap – found on Reunion Island a year ago was confirmed by French officials as coming from the plane.The ATSB  has also determined a segment of engine cowling found on a beach in South Africa and a piece of interior panel found in Mauritius are almost certainly from the plane. It made this same finding for two pieces of debris found in Mozambique and thought to be part of the horizontal stabiliser.Mr Chester said in his statement that the debris  pieces were located in areas consistent with drift modelling performed by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and affirmed  the focus of search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean.He said the underwater search, continuing about 2600kms west of Perth in the  120,000 sq. km priority search, was expected to be finalised by December.“We remain hopeful that the aircraft will be located in the remaining search area,” he  said. “As agreed by Ministers from Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China and Australia at the tripartite meeting on July 22, in the event that the aircraft is not located in the current area, the search for MH370 will be suspended on the completion of the 120,000 square kilometre high priority search area unless credible new evidence about the specific location of the aircraft emerges.’’A European drift study published this week also confirmed  the Indian Ocean as the  impact  zone but  suggested that the plane could be as far as 500kms north of the current search area.The study by Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change looked at five of the pieces of debris found so far and attempted to model how they had travelled and their origin.The study’s simulation defined an area which overlapped the northern half of the zone the ATSB is currently searching.”However, our simulation shows that the debris could also have originated up to around 500 km further to the north,” said centre researcher and lead author of the study, Eric Jansen.  “If nothing is found in the current search area, it may be worth extending the search in this direction.”last_img read more

GlobalGiving helps NPOs maximise online fundraising

first_imgThe GlobalGiving Accelerator, a virtual training programme, teaches non-profit organisations how to crowdfund. They are also entered into a campaign where they can raise a minimum of R68,000.The initiative help2read has reading clubs in townships. Adults in the programme help children improve their reading skills. Help2read undertook GlobalGiving’s training programme and became part of its crowdfunding campaign. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanAbout 500 projects have been supported by GlobalGiving in South Africa since 2002. The group is a global crowdfunding community that connects non-profit organisations, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world.One of the 500 is Lifeskills for 2,743 Children in South Africa, an initiative of the non-profit organisation, Keep The Dream196. It is located in Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo, and has raised $67,840 (R924,578) through the GlobalGiving crowdfunding website.Another South African project on the GlobalGiving site is the drive to collect library books for 25 rural schools by Biblionef South Africa. Currently, $2,877 has been raised online. This project will provide a crucial injection of high quality, home language storybooks to the school libraries.“We make it possible for non-profits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place,” explains GlobalGiving.Since 2002, it has helped to raise more than $258-million from 587,642 people who have supported 16,729 projects in 165 countries.Non-profits and social mediaA South African social media survey published on the Nonprofit Network found that 29.1% of NPOs in the country frequently use social media for fundraising, 45,7% use it occasionally and 25,1% rarely use social media for fundraising.Nonprofit Network is an online resource centre that helps South African NPOs with their online presence, such as websites, social media, e-newsletters and blogging.The research and analysis was conducted by Ruendree Govinder, founder of Nonprofit Network and Interiority Consulting. In undertaking the survey, 222 organisations completed the questionnaire.Conducted in 2015-2016, the survey found that 72% of NPOs used social media frequently for marketing and branding, while 20.3% used it occasionally for marketing and branding. Regarding the results, 38.5% were very successful, 47.1% were somewhat successful and 8% were unsuccessful.Regarding fundraising on social media, 9.5% said they were very successful, 32.6% were somewhat successful and 40% said they were not successful at all. One of the biggest obstacles to using media successfully was little or no budget, according to 68% or respondents, while 48.6% said their biggest hurdle was insufficient social media expertise.A database of South African NPOs was compiled during the survey. “The database included 1,000 South African non-profit organisations with at least one active social media account,” read the survey. “The database was used to establish the median number of Facebook and Twitter followers, the level of activity on their social media accounts, and the status of their website.”More information on this survey can be found here.Maximise your sustainabilityEleanor Harrison of GlobalGiving UK told Charity Digital News that although crowdfunding would be important for some charities, it was an excellent way to engage with your existing database online and access new supporters. “It’s not the be all and end all — it’s never one size fits all.“I think it can help people access individual donors in new and exciting ways. You should put it into your fundraising plan as a whole so that you can maximise your sustainability,” she said.“It’s also about communications and marketing — how can you tell people about your work and bring them along with your journey.”Celine Morolong, the consultant for GlobalGiving in South Africa, said GlobalGiving had driven $1,634,111 (R22,317,217) to projects operating in the country. “GlobalGiving has about 75 South African partners.“This is additional funds driven to projects in South Africa since the founding of GlobalGiving. In other words, this is money from matching funds or foundations.”Watch how GlobalGiving helps projects worldwide:Where it startedGlobalGiving is an international crowdfunding platform founded in 2002 by Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle — before crowdfunding, or raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, became popular.It connects NPOs with donors and companies in more than 160 countries. NPOs on the platform get access to funding, tools, training and support to help their work.Morolong said: “Our mission is to democratise aid and philanthropy, and crowdfunding helps non-profits connect directly with people who want to support their programmes.“Non-profits across the world need to diversify their funding avenues as traditional sources of financing such as grants are harder to come by. Online fundraising is just one of these avenues.”Watch how to make a video for your NPO:How it worksAny NPO can apply to be a partner on the GlobalGiving site. Morolong explained: “We have four onboarding initiatives throughout the year, in the form of a virtual crowdfunding training programme called the Accelerator.”The Accelerator was an opportunity for NPOs to participate in a time-bound fundraising campaign. “[They also] gain skills through our webinars, workshops, and one-on-one consultations, all geared to enable organisations to fundraise effectively online.“Organisations are required to post a project that tells their story in a compelling way to get donors to give them what they need. Then the fun part starts with actual fundraising of at least $5,000 from 40 donors in a three-week period,” she said.“The organisations that meet these targets become partners on the platform and have their projects featured on our site. Additional benefits for partners include training and support, access to corporate partnerships, credibility and visibility, to mention just a few.”The Accelerator, a virtual training programme and crowdfunding campaign, is open to any registered NPO.Online fundraising versus crowdfundingKuraishi, co-founder of GlobalGiving, says that “the power of crowdfunding is not in the funding, it is in the crowd”.Morolong explained: “Online fundraising is the act of raising money online while crowdfunding specifically relies on small donations from many individuals, which makes GlobalGiving a true community of innovators and givers.”Celine Morolong of GlobalGiving in South Africa.Why do online fundraisingOnline fundraising should be used in collaboration with other fundraising tools, said Morolong. “In South Africa, there was 52% internet penetration in 2016, giving access to an international network to more people,” she added“Going online with their fundraising opens up networks to a global scale quickly, cheaply and efficiently for non-profits.”Advice on online fundraisingHer advice those who want to try online fundraising or crowdfunding is:Always tell a compelling story that engages donors.Have a clear call to action.Remember to say thank you to all your donors.Set smart fundraising goals.Use images that empower the people that you serve.Training for NPOsGlobalGiving provides various live training opportunities for current and prospective NPO partners. “This includes workshops where we discuss crowdfunding and techniques to help organisations fundraise more effectively, such as network mapping, storytelling and social media,” said Morolong.“We also conduct webinars throughout the year on various topics and run a more powerful online fundraising academy and social impact academy for our partners. Sometimes, other non-profits that are not currently on our platform also attend the workshops.”It also ran joint workshops with other like-minded organisations in South Africa on similar topics. “Most of our trainings are free, or available for a small fee.“We will be having free workshops later this year in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, and low-cost training sessions in Gauteng and the Western Cape. We also offer free tips, tools, and resources — including a crowdfunding strategy guide — for non-profits 24/7 on our Learn Library.”GlobalGiving has already hosted workshops on online fundraising in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth this year.NPOs can go to the GlobalGiving website to register for the Accelerator https://www.globalgiving.org/.Sources: GlobalGiving, Nonprofit Network, Interiority Consulting and Charity Digital News.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

3 countries + 2 geocachers + 1 geocoin = an incredible twist of fate

first_imgGabi, Mary, and the My Froggy Friend geocoinA German geocacher and a Canadian geocacher walked into a geocaching event… well, they actually met at an event, and through a twist of fate, discovered they had something amazing in common.Last January, Gabi (Whaleshark) travelled from cold, snowy Germany to vacation in warm, sunny Florida. She did a lot of geocaching on her trip, but the crown jewel was logging Florida’s oldest cache, Christmas Cache GCFA. It’s an arduous 3.5 mile hike full of everything you’d expect from a Florida adventure: trails, lush greenery, mud, swamps, deer, mosquitoes, rats, snakes, and alligators. But the publish date of the cache is December 25, 2000 (hence the name Christmas Cache) which helps a lot of people fill their Jasmer Challenge grid. Thus, the desire to find this particular (and popular) cache.The path to GCFA begins easily enough…But along the way… Seriously, there are alligators. Here’s a pic. There are literally dozens of photos just like this one in the cache gallery.After the sweaty and buggy journey of finding and logging the cache, Gabi headed back. Along the trail she spied a piece of plastic partially buried in the dirt. She bent down to pick it up thinking it was merely garbage (any good geocacher knows to always CITO).Gabi at GCFA in January 2017Surprisingly, the plastic bag was packed tightly under quite a bit of dried mud. After some digging, out popped a bag with a Signal the Frog geocoin inside. Gabi thought, “Wow! What a great find again after finding a very historical cache. What a great day it turned out to be!” Gabi planned to clean up the coin and contact the owner once she had a little downtime.Gabi found a muddy geocoinThe very next evening she headed to a nearby Geocaching Event which had been organized, “to celebrate geocacher friendships that develop across borders, connect continents.” About two dozen attendees from many areas came together to meet, mingle, discover coins, and talk geocaching.Gabi, Mary, and other geocachers at the event where they metGabi struck up a conversation with a geocacher named Mary (Muskoka Pearl) who was down for the third year in a row from Canada. The topic of the Christmas Cache came up, and Mary told the story of her trek to the cache with 6 other Canadians the previous year — which also happened to be one of the wettest on record. The trail to the cache was 6 inches deep with water in some areas, and the mud was beyond anything imaginable. She told Gabi of how she had taken trackables to drop into this special cache, but somewhere along the way she lost her favorite one, probably in the watery, muddy path.This is how wet and muddy the path was in February 2016 for Mary & crewMary’s visit to GCFA the year before was the wettest year on record for the areaAt this point Gabi’s eyes widened, “Oh my! Could it be? Wait right here!” She ran to her car, looked in her rucksack, found the plastic bag caked with mud, then rushed back in to show Mary. Yup. The My Froggie Friend geocoin was in sad shape and covered with mud, but it was the exact coin Mary had lost almost a year before. The Froggy GeoCoin when it was brand newThe Froggy GeoCoin after it had been foundThe Froggy GeoCoin after a good cleaningThe women gave each other a big hug because they couldn’t believe the series of events that led up to their meeting. What are the chances of something this amazing happening?As Gabi puts it, “So Mary and me are thinking now, we are two very happy people, come together in an unbelievable, wonderful and miracle way, to get know each other, so this must be a very special friendship, that starts right now…”And as Mary sums it up, “Clothing is wet, but spirits are high. Mission accomplished.”Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPhenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017December 26, 2017In “Community”August’s Geocacher of the Month: I hope you’re not afraid of awesomeAugust 20, 2014In “Community”Houma Travel GeoTour (GT53)July 3, 2018In “GeoTours”last_img read more

Republican State Senator Brian Jones discusses Gov Newsoms proposed state budget

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 10, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- With the release of Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget and a democratic majority in both the assembly and senate, what does that mean for republicans in Sacramento?Joining KUSI to discuss Governor Newsom’s proposed budget is Republican State Senator Brian Jones. KUSI Newsroom, January 10, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Republican State Senator Brian Jones discusses Gov. Newsom’s proposed state budgetlast_img read more