Howard Lake | 30 March 2008 | News Sammy Ofer gives £20 million to National Maritime Museum Tagged with: Major gift Photo: (l-r) Lord Sterling (Chairman of the National Maritime Museum), Sammy Ofer and Dr Kevin Fewster (NMM Director) 94 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Ofer served in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean during World War II. The international shipping group which he founded operates a significant part of its fleet from London with over 90 vessels flying the Red Ensign. Advertisement The donation will help fund the creation of a new wing at the heart of its Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The National Maritime Museum (NMM) has received a donation of £20 million from shipping magnate and philanthropist Sammy Ofer. It claims that this is “the largest single donation by an individual to a cultural project in the UK”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, commented on the major gift, saying: “This generous donation by Mr Ofer will help to ensure that current and future generations understand better the crucial role played by the sea in our history and the lives of those who depended upon it. I applaud this opportunity to promote engagement with our maritime past, present and future, which has only been made possible by this unique gift to the nation.”www.nmm.ac.uk
Facebook Twitter Google+ Lieke Visser patiently surveyed the field. She had enough space to fire a shot, but instead, she saw teammate Lauren Brooks at the goal post and passed her the ball. Brooks fired it home for her second goal of the day.Displays of that same patience and composure led No. 5 Syracuse (6-0) to a 5-0 win against Ball State on Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange’s smoother game helped head coach Ange Bradley’s team take advantage of the wider gaps in the Ball State defense to rebound from a 2-1 escape in Saturday’s home opener against Albany.“We were a bit nutty yesterday,” said Bradley. “We had better composure today. In our attack, in our patience, to be able to go forward and play Syracuse-style hockey.”Some of the 10 freshmen on the team felt the pressure of the home opener, Bradley said, especially having to follow a class of players that only lost one game at home during their entire collegiate careers.Bradley believes the patience and shot selection the team played with Sunday showed off a better version of the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Put yourself in their shoes,” Bradley said. “Now you got to just realize we’re just playing, it makes no difference if we’re on Coyne or another field. You just got to play the game you love.”While Bradley believes the biggest reason for the improved offensive performance comes from getting over the home-opening jitters, some of the players believe it was more a case of different opposing defenses yielding different results.Against Albany’s more compact defense, the Orange failed to score until the 59:50 mark of the match, when Jordan Page scored to tie the game at one.“The defense of Albany vs. Ball State were a little different,” Brooks said. “Albany was a little more aggressive in the circle in not letting us get as many shots off. I think once we adjusted to Ball State it was a little easier to open them up.”SU only recorded 10 total shots Saturday. Against Ball State, the Orange was able to hit its goal total from the day before in just the first half with goals from Kati Nearhouse and Brooks, who both scored again in the second half. Outshooting BSU, 28-4, the Orange more than doubled the amounts of shots it tallied Saturday.“I think I had a little space on the right side,” Visser said of her assist for SU’s third goal Sunday. “I had so (much) space there to work in the circle and look for the ball.”Five minutes later, Page found herself in a similar situation not far from the goal. She could have forced a shot, but she had space and spotted Visser in front of the goal and passed to her instead. Visser put the ball in the net.“We didn’t let them dictate,” Page said. “I think that was a really big part of it. Us deciding when to go for it and being patient and taking our space and just getting the ball on goal.” Comments Published on September 8, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Ryan: [email protected] Related Stories Seniors lead Syracuse to blowout win over Ball State, finish dominant weekend
Microsoft’s latest attempt to drag down Google has again fallen flat. But that hasn’t deterred Redmond, which insists it will press on with its high-profile “Scroogled” attack-ad campaign on Google’s Gmail and search. “Scroogled” launched last Thanksgiving across television, newspapers, YouTube and social media. The ads claimed that Google users were being Scroogled — a phrase intended to evoke the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol — because the search giant reads their email (in order to sell advertising in Gmail) and delivers slanted results for product searches (because Google mixes paid ads with normal search results).The campaign, however, hasn’t exactly had the desired effect. While more than 114,000 people signed a Microsoft petition asking Google to “stop going through your email to sell ads,” there’s little sign it had any impact on Gmail or Google search. A report from KQED late last week suggested that Microsoft was throwing in the towel on the Scroogled ads, although Redmond now insists that’s not true, as per this statement it provided to ReadWrite:Scroogled will go on as long as Google keeps Scroogling people. We know Google doesn’t like it when the facts come out. Chapter two of the consumer education campaign has shown people care about their privacy. More than 3.5 million people visited scroogled.com, and nearly 115,000 people signed a petition asking Google to stop going through their Gmail. Stay tuned for the next chapter.In other words: Pay no attention to that Microsoft official behind the curtain. We have always planned to run the Scroogled campaign until the end of time — or until we triumph over Google. Whichever comes first.ReadWrite editor-in-chief Dan Lyons noted last month that the Microsoft campaign was little more than “another pathetic smear campaign” against Google:The gist of the scare campaign is that Google is a scary, scary company that reads your private emails in order to send you targeted ads. “Even if you don’t use Gmail, if you send email to someone who does, Google goes through those emails to generate advertising revenue too,” Microsoft warns in material sent to reporters. Oh, and Microsoft points out that six class-action lawsuits have been filed against Google over this issue, and asks people to sign a petition “to tell Google to stop going through your personal email messages.”The latest ComScore search data for the U.S. reveals that core search market share for Google sites rose to 67% in January from 66.7% in December, a 0.3% increase. Microsoft sites also saw an increase, albeit a smaller one, in search market share — to 16.5% from 16.3% , a 0.2% increase. Yahoo, AOL and Ask all experienced minor drops.In other words, if Microsoft really wants to boost its search presence, it may want to consider acquiring the also-rans. Its frontal assault on Google appears to be doomed to failure.Email usage is harder to track for a number of reasons, but KQED quotes Microsoft official Stefan Weitz acknowledging that the campaign hasn’t exactly unseated Gmail. “It’s a habit,” Weitz said, apparently referring to Gmail. “It’s like smoking. It’s hard to get folks to stop doing it.”Here’s another look at the late, unlamented first phase of Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Bing#Google#Microsoft#search Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… brian s hall Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMaking it to the playoffs is one thing. Winning the championship is another.And CJ Perez knows that Lyceum’s 13-0 record doesn’t guarantee anything, especially the NCAA Season 93 title.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum will next brace for Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. /je Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9303:47Tropical Depression ‘Quiel’ enters PAR01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For their part, the Marcelino brothers said that they are just doing what coach Topex Robinson has been asking from them, which is to provide the energy for the squad whenever they’re on the floor.“We’re happy that we’ll experience the Final Four in our rookie year, but we won’t stop working until we get our goal, which is the championship,” said Jaycee.Jayvee agreed, saying, “We’ll always work hard whenever we’re on the floor so that we’ll be an energetic team. We’ll continue working hard.”And that’s exactly what Perez wants from the Pirates: to continue striving for greatness.“We’re already there, but we still have to continue doubling the effort in our practice and in our games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES “It doesn’t work that way. We may be 13-0, but that’s not a guarantee that we’ll be the champion,” he said after the Pirates escaped Perpetual, 94-83 on Thursday.The victory kept Lyceum unscathed and helped it achieve its first ever Final Four appearance with five games still left in its eliminations schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerez remains the fulcrum to the Pirates’ success, but the energetic forward would rather share the spotlight to his teammates, especially to the Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee.“Playing with these guys, my job just gets easier because the focus isn’t on me every time. They are really big on offense and defense and I don’t get tired because of them,” he said. Manila to host four ONE events in 2018 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad View comments
One thing for certain on Friday is that a South American team and a European team will secure their spots in the World Cup semifinals.A pair of 22-year-old forwards who have been among the stand-out players of the tournament go head-to-head when Neymar’s Brazil takes on a James Rodriguez-inspired Colombia team that has won all four of its games so far. The host nation is relying on Neymar to deliver again, and keep Brazil on course for a sixth World Cup title.Germany and France have had some memorable meetings in World Cup matches, and both are former champions. The current French team is vastly less experienced than Germany, which has reached at least the semifinals of each major competition since the 2008 European Championships. France is rebuilding and has not reached any semifinal since its run to the 2006 World Cup final, but is showing glimpses of great promise in Brazil.What to watch on Friday:BRAZIL vs. COLOMBIABrazil has had an unexpectedly difficult start to the tournament, while Colombia has been a convincing winner in its first four matches and has tallied 11 goals so far – second only to the Netherlands.Brazil narrowly avoided elimination in the second round, edging Chile in a penalty shootout. Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time. The Brazilians have reached the quarterfinals in six consecutive World Cups, but were eliminated at this stage in the last two and only go into this game as slight favorites due to home-ground advantage.advertisement”It’s normal to have people demanding that we play better,” Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said. “But it’s also normal what we have been seeing in this World Cup so far.”Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez has played an important role in the attack, scoring a tournament-leading five goals and creating many opportunities.”We’re very happy because we are making history,” he said. “We want to do even more because this is a team that really wants to win.”Colombia has beaten Brazil only twice – the last time in the 1991 Copa America – but the teams have drawn the last four matches they played.Neymar has scored half of Brazil’s eight goals so far and is the key player for the host nation. He hurt is right knee in the Chile match, but team medical staff say he’ll be fit to play.Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has all of his players available, but Scolari will be forced to make changes due to the suspension of defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo. Veteran striker Fred has been struggling so far in the tournament and may lose his place in the starting lineup.Scolari said the attacking style Colombia will bring to the match should suit his Brazilian lineup, and expects it to unlock more opportunities. Colombia fullback Camilo Zuniga, who will have an important job in trying to contain Neymar, said Pekerman had “helped us believe in ourselves… He drilled into our heads that a Colombian with the ball should have fun, that he shouldn’t have to play with pressure.”GERMANY vs. FRANCEThe Maracana is where both teams hope to shake off uninspiring second-round wins that exposed some frailties.Contesting a quarterfinal for the ninth straight World Cup, the Germans will start as slight favorites because of their experience but with doubts surrounding a slow, porous defense that was breached repeatedly in the 2-1 extra-time victory over Algeria on Monday.Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was forced to play a sweeper role to ensure Joachim Loew’s lineup avoided a shocking defeat to the Algerians.The French left it late against Nigeria, scoring twice in the last 11 minutes to win 2-0 in a gritty performance that didn’t live up to the attacking exhibitions they put on in the group stage.Germany opened with a 4-0 victory over Portugal that immediately put them near the top of contenders for the title, but hasn’t reproduced anything close to being that clinical since.Defense undoubtedly is Loew’s chief concern, although the probable return of Mats Hummels at center back after illness will make up for the loss of Shkodran Mustafi for the rest of the tournament with a left hamstring injury. On the eve of the match, Loew said seven of his players had been struggling with sore throats and illness, but he predicted all would be available for selection.Veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose may get another chance to break the World Cup scoring record of 15 goals that he shares with Brazil great Ronaldo. Klose is likely to start on the bench behind Thomas Mueller.advertisementThere may be a change in the center of France’s defense, with Mamadou Sakho available again after a hamstring problem. There’s also speculation over who will partner with Karim Benzema in attack, with Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann in consideration.Any time France and Germany meet, memories are revived of their famous clash in the World Cup semifinals in 1982 when West Germany came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 and win the shootout. In that game, West Germany goalkeeper Toni Schumacher rushed out of his area and broke the jaw of Patrick Battiston with a feet-first tackle that was not punished.West Germany also beat France 2-0 in the 1986 World Cup semifinals, but France has won four of its six matches since German reunification in 1990.
Kontron announces modules and boards based on the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors at Embedded World 2018. Kontron uses the platform for formfactor COM Express Compact and Mini-ITX. The new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors combine high-performance x86 “Zen” CPUs with advanced “Vega” GPUs into a single chip as an accelerated processing unit (APU), offering customers an ideal foundation for digital casino gaming, medical imaging, communication, digital signage and more. Kontron displays a COM Express board with the new AMD Ryzen V1000 processors at Embedded World.The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors are made in the 14 nm FinFET process and deliver up to 2X more performance than previous generations. Power consumption ranges from 12 to 54 watts. The L3 cache enables efficient portioning of data between the storage cores. The universal DDR4 3200 non-ECC/ECC support for dedicated APUs supports high-performance applications. Port options include broad I/O ranges with PCIe Gen3, USB 3.1, SATA and Gigabit Ethernet as well as USB-C.With up to 11 Compute Units and support for up to four independent displays with up to 4K resolution, the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors offer up to 3X more GPU performance than competitive solutions. Additionally, the new processors enable 10-bit decoding, H.265 (HEVC) 10-bit decoding and 8-bit encoding via VP9.The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors also come with numerous security features, including an on-board secure processor for crypto coprocessing, Secure Memory Encryption to help guard against unwanted physical storage access, as well as Secure Encrypted Virtualization for encrypting virtual machine storage to help protect it against attacks from administrators and application code.Kontron modules and boards based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors support the Kontron APPROTECT Security Solution. Based on an integrated WIBU-SYSTEMS security chip and in tandem with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP and copy/reverse engineering protection. Kontron APPROTECT Licensing also enables new business models such as “pay per use”, demo versions for limited time periods, or activation/deactivation functions. AMD offers product availability for up to 10 years, providing customers a long lifecycle support roadmap.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous LDRA release tool suite for Mac OSNext Keysight launches 5G NR-ready solutions across the workflow at MWC 2018
Inter Milan agree personal terms with Atletico Madrid defender Godinby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are closing on a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.Sky Italia says Godin has agreed to join Inter for €6m per year once his Atletico contract expires.The veteran will play out the season in Madrid before moving to Milan.The Uruguay international will sign a two-year contract worth €6m per season, including bonuses, with the option for a third campaign.It’ll be €4.5m guaranteed, along with various team and individual bonuses to take it up to €6m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Crystal Palace winger Townsend happy playing for Hodgsonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace winger Andros Townsend is happy playing for manager Roy Hodgson.Hodgson gave Townsend his first cap as England manager.Speaking on the former England boss, Townsend said, “Even before he joined Palace, he’s a manager who’d always put his faith in me whether I was in the team at Spurs or out of the team, he’d always selected me for the England squads and given me game time. Nine times out of 10 I’d repay that faith.”Coming here, he’s been no different, it’s just been on a daily basis. He’s very hands on on the training pitch, he likes to do a lot of shape work. He likes to drill into your mind what you’re going to face on a Saturday afternoon. It’s working for us and long may that continue!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
UCLA, the No.11 seed in the South, just upset sixth-seeded SMU 60-59 in truly bizarre fashion. The Bruins had possession of the ball after an awful SMU turnover, trailing by two points with less than 30 seconds remaining. They ran their offense and got the ball in the hands of point guard Bryce Alford, who had hit 8-of-10 three-pointers up to that point.Alford launched an off-balance three-pointer from the left wing. From the release, it looked like it was going to fall short. SMU center Yanick Moreira thought the same thing, and he jumped up to corral what he thought would be an airball.Except, it wasn’t. Moreira was ruled to have goaltended the shot, and Alford was awarded what would be the game-winning three-pointer. SMU’s final two shots fell short.Did the refs get it right? You be the judge.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, a California judge ruled Monday in an order that holds the potential presidential candidate personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay.The Los Angeles judge ordered the payout the same day a separate ruling came down evicting Eagan Avenatti LLC from its office space in Southern California after four months of unpaid rent.In the case over back pay, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin ruled that Avenatti personally guaranteed a settlement with attorney Jason Frank, who said Eagan Avenatti misstated its profits and that he was owed millions of dollars.Avenatti, who is best known for representing Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump following an alleged 2006 affair, did not appear at Monday’s hearing and never filed arguments in the case.He told The Associated Press that Frank owes him and the firm $12 million “for his fraud.” He did not provide details and declined to comment further. It’s unclear whether Avenatti has filed any litigation in the matter against Frank, whose attorney said Frank doesn’t owe Avenatti a dime and that saying so is defamatory.Avenatti, who is toying with a possible 2020 presidential run, can appeal the ruling but since he never filed arguments about why he shouldn’t have to pay the $4.85 million, any such effort would be “dead in the water,” said Frank’s attorney, Eric George.“He’s managed to delay this for ages,” George said. “At the end of the day, this is money that’s owed. No matter how you try to spin it, it comes back to the fact that he took money, it wasn’t his and now there’s a judgment saying it’s owed to my client.”Frank had worked at Avenatti’s former firm under an independent contractor agreement and was supposed to collect 25 per cent of its annual profits, along with 20 per cent of fees his clients paid, court documents say.“It’ll be important to keep an eye on him and sources of money that are coming in, see what his assets are, and take it from there,” George said.Meanwhile, Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Moss issued an order Monday terminating Eagan Avenatti’s lease from office space in Newport Beach and ordering the law firm to pay $154,000 for four months of back rent. No one appeared in court on behalf of the firm.Monday’s developments came five months after a U.S. bankruptcy court judge ordered the firm to pay Frank $10 million. The $4.85 million for which Avenatti is now personally liable is in addition to that judgment.In July, the Justice Department accused Avenatti of making misrepresentations in the bankruptcy case and said his former law firm owed more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes.Avenatti’s lawyer said at the time that the matter had been resolved. The Justice Department insisted that settlement negotiations were continuing but the debt was still owed.The ruling against Avenatti comes a week after a federal judge dismissed Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Trump, saying the president made a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch that Avenatti has released.Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump in April after he said a composite sketch of a man she said threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about an alleged affair was a “con job.” Avenatti has appealed the ruling.The defamation claim is separate from another lawsuit that Daniels filed against Trump, which is ongoing. Daniels was paid $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement signed days before the 2016 election and is suing to dissolve that contract.___Balsamo reported from Washington. Associated Press writer Catherine Lucey contributed from Washington.