17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: Raise More Money with Direct Mail Tests (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series) Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News 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.
GUWAHATI: 3rd Intra Frontier Aquatic Competition 2019, organized by 33rd Bn ITBP at Dr. Zakir Hussain Aquatic complex, concluded today. Chief Guest of the event R.S. Chandel, Commandant, 33rd Bn ITBP, Guwahati, formally inaugurated the function. Officers and men of 33rd Bn, Team managers, players and coaches from various Sector head quarters of North East Frontier, ITBP were also present on this occasion.Three teams of Sector Head quarters Tezpur, Dibrugarh and Likabali of ITBP comprising of 23 players, team managers and coaches participated in the event.The Chief Guest expressed his pleasure as the trained swimmers of ITBP have taken part in the competition. He said that swimming is the best physical activity in a low cost in which whole body is moved against the resistance of water, thereby increase in physical activity which stimulates blood circulation and gives soothing effect to the mind.Constable Chandan from Tezpur sector was adjudged the best swimmer of the competition. Overall first position was secured by Tezpur Sector, second position by Likabali Sector and Sector Dibrugarh remained at third position. The winners will participate in the forthcoming 3rd Inter-frontier Aquatic Competion-2019 which will begin from June 19 at Dr. Zakir Hussain Aquatic complex in the city. R.S. Chandel, Commandant, 33rd Bn ITB Police felicitated the winners.Also Read: LOCAL SPORTS
Enoch Sontonga, a teacher and lay preacher from the Eastern Cape, died in obscurity in 1905 years ago, aged just 33. But he left an indelible legacy. His hymn, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika (“God Bless Africa”), went on to become Africa’s most famous anthem of black struggle against oppression.The Uitenhage-born choirmaster was honoured at a wreath-laying ceremony at Braamfontein Cemetery in Johannesburg on the 100 anniversary of his death in September 2005.A prayer for God’s blessingSontonga wrote the first verse and chorus of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, a prayer for God’s blessing on the land and all its people, as a hymn for his school choir in 1897. Later in the same year, he composed the music.The famous song has since been reworked and adopted as South Africa’s national anthem, translated into numerous African languages, including Swahili, and incorporated into the national anthem of Zambia, Tanzania and Namibia.Searching for Enoch SontongaAn act of vandalism at Braamfontein Cemetery helped locate the grave of the man who wrote SA’s national anthem, ending months of detective work by Johannesburg officials, archeologists and historians.The song was sung in public at the ordination of Reverend Boweni, a Shangaan Methodist minister, in 1899.On 8 January 1912, at the first meeting of the South African Native National Congress, the forerunner of the African National Congress, it was sung after the closing prayer.Solomon Plaatje, a founding member of the ANC, recorded the song in London in 1923. In 1925 the ANC adopted the song as the closing anthem for their meetings.The song was published in a local newspaper, Umthetheli Wabantu, on 11 June 1927, and was included in the Presbyterian Xhosa hymn book as well as a Xhosa poetry book for schools. Seven additional stanzas in Xhoza were added by the poet Samuel Mqhayi, and a Sesotho version was published by Moses Mphahlele in 1942.Popularised at concerts in Johannesburg by Reverend JL Dube’s Ohlange Zulu Choir, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was later adopted as an anthem at political meetings.Before South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, the country’s official anthem was Die Stem van Suid Afrika (“The Call of South Africa”), composed by Afrikaans poet CJ Langenhoven in 1918. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was the “unofficial anthem”, sung by the majority of the population.In 1994, the two anthems were amalgamated into one.Apparently Sontonga’s wife, Diana, sold the rights to the song for a sixpence. She died in 1929.‘Be aware of our heroes’Enoch Mankayi Sontonga, born in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape in 1873, was buried at Braamfontein Cemetery on 19 April 1905.At a ceremony in 2005 to mark the centenary of his death, then-Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan related how the authorities had struggled to piece together the life of the composer, relying on old newspapers, burial registers and other sources that gave contradictary clues to the location and year of Sontonga’s death.Lamenting the loss of Sontonga’s exercise book – in which, it is believed, he recorded many of his songs – Jordan appealed to the country’s writers, artists and composers to deposit copies of their work with the National Archives, since “we all have the responsibility of preserving our heritage”.Sontonga’s exercise book was lent out to other choirmasters and eventually became the property of a family member, “Boxing Granny”. (She never missed a boxing match in Soweto, hence the nickname.) She died at about the time Sontonga’s grave was declared a heritage site in 1996, but the book was never found.“I wonder how many works we have lost as a country because the previous government did not care about the culture and history of black South Africa,” Jordan said. “We need to be aware of our heroes so that we can develop as a people.”Enoch Rabotapi, Sontonga’s great grandson, said: “Some of us, the young generation, didn’t attach any significance to his work, but then our grandmother made sure we knew of this wealth . of his contribution to the nation. She used to talk about it”.“We feel proud of his contribution towards the well-being of our nation and Africa.”SA.info reporterFirst published: 20 April 2005Reviewed: 4 July 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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
Yasir Shah spun Pakistan back into the second Test when he picked up six wickets to leave West Indies reeling on day four in Barbados on Wednesday. (Scorecard)Shai Hope came within 10 runs of his maiden Test century for West Indies but a late collapse left the match on a knife-edge at the close at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.West Indies were 264 for nine wickets in their second innings, an overall lead of 183 runs heading into the final day.Hope, whose Test average before this match was a miserable 15, finally justified the faith shown in him by the selectors with a polished performance, mixing fine strokeplay with stout defence.But with a century seemingly within his grasp, he played a loose shot to leg-spinner Yasir and was caught at cover for 90.Hope’s departure precipitated a collapse, with Vishaul Singh falling to the next ball, bowled by paceman Mohammad Abbas for 32.West Indies captain Jason Holder survived the hat-trick, but was dismissed by Yasir in the next over and Yasir claimed two more scalps as West Indies lost six wickets for 26 runs.Yasir ended the day with figures of 6-90, after last week picking up 6-63 to bowl Pakistan to victory in the first Test in Jamaica.Pakistan lead the three-Test series 1-0 and will fancy their chances of clinching it, though West Indies have scored enough to give their bowlers a chance.
Jason McNamara has commenced the role of Sports Programs Coordinator with Touch Football Australia in the South Australian office. Jason came through an intense interview process with a number of exceptional candidates applying for the role. Jason has a great deal of experience both in and outside the sport. Jason has been involved with a number of affiliates in both Queensland and South Australia. Jason has also represented Australia in Touch Football in the Senior Mixed division. The Sports Programs Coordinator position will deliver a number of core activities including affiliate servicing and development of the sport at all levels.Touch Football Australia wish Jason all the best with his new role.
Sponsor Advertisement It seems likely that the only way that the ‘big 8’ Commercial traders in silver are going to doing any more serious short covering is to the upside.The gold price got sold down the moment that trading began in New York on Sunday evening. The low of the day [about $1,605 spot] was in shortly after 9:00 a.m. Hong Kong time…and from there the price rallied pretty sharply going into the London open.Then about 8:15 a.m. GMT, the high of the day was in…and the gold price came under pressure for the balance of the Monday trading session. Gold attempted a rally at the Comex open…but a willing seller was waiting…and every subsequent rally attempt after that, ran into more selling.Gold’s high of the day was around $1,623 spot at 8:15 a.m. in London…but closed at $1,611.00 spot…down $5.60 on the day. Volume, net of all roll-overs, was not overly heavy at 105,000 contracts.Silver’s price path on Monday was the just about the same. Silver’s low price tick came just before 1:00 p.m. Hong Kong time and, like gold, the price rallied strongly into the London open…but ran into a willing seller shortly after 8:30 a.m.Then it followed gold price pattern almost exactly…rally beginning just before the Comex opened…capped shortly after 9:30 a.m. in New York…and every subsequent rally attempt got sold off.The only real difference was the silver managed to close in the plus column at $29.05 spot…up 30 cents on the day. Net volume was pretty light at around 27,000 contracts.The dollar index spiked up about 25 basis points right at the open at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday night…and that would certainly account for the gap down in the gold price at the open as well.But the sell-off in gold around 8:30 a.m. in London preceded the 5:40 a.m. Eastern time low in the dollar by a good two hours…and after that, the dollar chopped higher until about 11:10 a.m. in New York, before heading lower.The dollar finished down about 25 basis point from its Sunday night New York open…and although the gold price followed the dollar move closely, it certainly didn’t follow it exactly…as gold was the only precious metal that posted a loss on Monday.Here’s the 3-year dollar chart. Reader Scott Pluschau pointed out that the dollar fizzled out again at the current high price point. If I had to bet ten bucks at this juncture, I’d say the dollar may get sold down from here…but the exact timing of this event is uncertain.The gold stocks pretty much followed the price pattern of the underlying metal…but managed to close in the black, as the HUI finished up 0.41%.Even though silver closed up 30 cents on the day, the silver stocks as a group didn’t do much…and Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index was up only 0.31%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that only 1 gold, along with 42 silver contracts, were posted for delivery tomorrow. The only short/issuer once again was Jefferies…and the only two long/stoppers were the Bank of Nova Scotia and JPMorgan. The link to what little activity there was, is here.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV yesterday.The U.S. Mint had another sales report. They sold another 4,500 ounces of gold eagles…and 410,000 silver eagles. Month-to-date the mint has sold 79,000 ounces of gold eagles…3,500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and 3,957,000 silver eagles.Friday was another busy day over at the Comex-approved depositories. They reported receiving 595,036 troy ounces of silver…and shipped a chunky 1,010,029 ounces out the door. The link to all that action is here.Here are a couple of free paragraphs from silver analyst Ted Butler‘s weekend commentary to his paying clients…“Changes in the visible stocks of silver have garnered attention this week…and over the past month or so. COMEX silver warehouse stocks have surged higher while there have been some notable withdrawals from the big silver ETF, SLV. Whether there is a direct connection for silver moving from the SLV to the COMEX warehouses is hard to say, but I suppose it’s possible. As I indicated recently, there are always many possibilities for why silver would come into or out from the COMEX warehouses and it is usually near impossible to know for sure. I also wrote recently that it would not surprise me to see COMEX silver inventories rise by 10 or 20 million ounces and we are now more than half way to the upper level of that range. Even if the COMEX silver inflow is not directly related to the decline in SLV holdings, my main point is that any increase in COMEX totals should not automatically be interpreted as representing a surplus and being bearish on price. That’s because there are so many possible explanations.”“Sales of Silver Eagles appear to have caught investors’ favor again, based upon strong sales from the US Mint for the New Year. Obviously, it’s too soon to reach definite conclusions about the state of silver retail demand, so the situation must be monitored. A new report confirmed a recent observation of mine that sales of Silver Eagles for 2011 accounted for the entire US mine production for the year. This is quite shocking when you think about it, as the US is the world’s seventh largest silver producing country. (The report also confirmed that Canada’s entire silver mine production was consumed by the sale of Silver Maple Leafs last year.) The US is considered to be the largest silver consumer in the world (although I think China may now be larger). Since all the silver produced by US mines was consumed by the sale of Silver Eagles that means the US import reliance on foreign supplies of silver has never been greater, even greater than for petroleum. That might be something to keep in mind when thoughts of silver oversupply crop up on increasing COMEX warehouse totals.”I also received a full commentary about last Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report from ewfresearch.com. Along with his excellent graphs and analysis in that report, he has also included commentary headlined “Extreme Silver Probabilities“. The link to that…and the gold and silver COT reports…is here.Here’s another nifty chart that’s courtesy of Washington state reader S.A…and it needs no further embellishment from me, as it’s self-explanatory.It was a busy weekend for stories…and I have quite a few for your reading pleasure today.The fatal investment anomaly in today’s world is that nobody knows what anything is worth anymore, because nobody is allowed to meet in an unfettered market to determine it. Valuations on every class of asset or investment have been systematically falsified in a doomed attempt to prop up a system in which the only “collateral” is a promise to pay. When the means of payment can be…and is…created out of thin air in ever increasing quantities, the promise is worthless. – Bill Buckler, The Privateer…January 8, 2012The above quote is the Bill Buckler treatment of Chris Powell’s classic line…”There are no markets anymore, only interventions.”Even though it was reasonably obvious that gold and silver price were held in check yesterday, I wouldn’t read a whole heck of a lot into it. Volume was pretty light in both metals…and a determined seller…or buyer…can shove prices around pretty easily under those circumstances.The preliminary open interest numbers for Monday showed small declines in o.i. in both gold and silver. For Friday’s trading day, gold o.i. was down a bit…and silver was unchanged. What it all means won’t be known until Friday…and today is the cut-off for that report.With both silver and gold pretty much sold out to the down side, it seems likely that the only way that the ‘big 8’ Commercial traders in silver are going to doing any more serious short covering is to the upside. Their last attempt at that began in late August of 2010…and that rally lasted until May 1st 2011…and we all know what happened then. Here’s silver’s 2-year chart to put that rally into perspective.(Click on image to enlarge)Whether that will happen again still remains to be seen…but for the moment we seem to be treading water in both metals.If we do go lower from here in silver, it will be done on very little real volume, as there are almost no speculative longs left…and as Ted pointed out in his weekend commentary…”can the raptors trick the tech funds into going short on lower prices?” That remains to be seen.Neither gold nor silver did much in Far East trading earlier today…but shortly after London opened both metals caught a bid…and have really started to show some real legs to the upside…and as I hit the ‘send’ button at 6:15 a.m. Eastern time, gold is up about twenty-two bucks…and silver is up about 75 cents. How long this state of affairs is allowed to last is anyone’s guess…but we’ll probably find out soon enough. Volume, which had been very light in both metals up until the rallies began, has jumped substantially since, so it appears that these rallies are not going unopposed. Here’s the silver chart…It could be an interesting Comex trading session when it begins at 8:20 a.m. Eastern time in New York.That’s all I have for today…and I’ll see you here on Wednesday. Goofy video about retiring…I’ve made this new presentation for you about how you could retire.You need little money and zero experience to get started. But the sooner you start, the better this works. So…Whether you’ve already retired, or want to retire soon, I urge you click here to watch this video presentation now.