The Passionate Steward: Recovering Christian Stewardship from Secular Fundraising

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News The Passionate Steward: Recovering Christian Stewardship from Secular Fundraising  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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.last_img read more

Threat to freedom and privacy from police use of spyware

first_img Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is worried about a bill that would allow the French police to use spyware to obtain information from privately-owned computers and Internet cafés as part of their efforts to combat organised crime. The concern is shared by the National Commission for Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL), which has examined the bill at the government’s request.“We fear that excessive spyware use by the police could threaten the confidentiality of journalists’ sources,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The circumstances in which spyware can be used to obtain information from computers needs to be more clearly defined. We urge legislators to make the appropriate amendments to the bill.”The bill, which would add 10 articles to the criminal code, was submitted to the council of ministers on 27 May and is to be discussed by the National Assembly at the end of the year. Subject to oversight by a judge, it would allow the police to use remotely-introduced spyware to obtain computer data without the knowledge and consent of those concerned.The CNIL began examining seven of the bill’s articles at the interior ministry’s request on 16 April, In its opinion, issued on 24 July, it described them as extremely “sensitive” because they would represent a major exception to the principles of a January 1978 law protecting personal data. Invasions of privacy under the bill should be “proportionate to the goal pursued,” the commission said.The spyware would allow the police to capture all key strokes and everything appearing on screen for up to eight months. The commission voiced particular concern about the collection of data from law firms, court clerks, doctors and newspapers, and called for solid guarantees to avoid abuses. to go further News News FranceEurope – Central Asia May 10, 2021 Find out more July 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threat to freedom and privacy from police use of spyware RSF_en Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Receive email alerts Follow the news on France June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more

Pasadena Black History Parade Cancelled Due to Weather-Related Public Safety Concerns

first_img Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Public Safety Pasadena Black History Parade Cancelled Due to Weather-Related Public Safety Concerns Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5:28 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena City Officials today announced they have canceled the 35th Annual Black History Month Parade scheduled for Saturday, February 18 for public safety reasons due to predictions of a significant storm moving into the area, including possible lightning strikes in or near the parade route. The public’s safety, including those who would watch the parade and the parade participants, was the deciding factor to cancel the parade for Feb. 18.City officials are looking to re-schedule the parade to an alternative date, but no decision has been made yet for a new date and time.City officials said the City is very proud of its Black History Month Parade, and all related Black History Month events, listed at www.cityofpasadena.net/PasadenaBlackHistory .The parade is one of the oldest, longest-running parades of its kind in California.An official said the City thanks the public for their understanding and patience. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Vautour off to impressive start

first_imgVautour put up an impeccable display as he made a winning debut over fences in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase at Navan. Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle victor led from flag-fall and gave Ruby Walsh an armchair ride as he indicated he is sure to take high rank among the new recruits to fencing. None of his 15 rivals could get close enough to give the 2-11 favourite a race and it was simply a case of getting over the fences for Willie Mullins’ five-year-old, who did everything asked of him with aplomb and scored effortlessly by eight lengths from Clarcam. Walsh said: “I thought he jumped super. I thought he was absolutely amazing at the fourth-last. He has loads of scope and only does what he has to do. I’m very happy. “The first morning we schooled him he looked confident and was out the wings a little bit, but the second morning he was much better and today he was brilliant. “I suppose there aren’t many horses like him. What he did last year was spectacular. He always rode like a chaser to me even when he won his maiden hurdle here. I thought he’d be a great chaser. That was good today, but he has to build on it. “The trip to him is inconsequential. You can do what you want.” Mullins added: “He jumped well and it’s nice to see him pass his first test. I don’t think he could have jumped any better. “The fourth-last was the only fence he got a bit close to and I’d give him the benefit of the doubt because of the sun. For a novice he handled it well. “Ruby asked him after the second-last and I was delighted the way he jumped the last after changing gear. “The obvious thing is to go for the two-mile-one Grade One novice chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. We’ll see if there’s something before that or whether we wait for that, I don’t know. “His dam won from a mile and a half to three miles and being a Robin Des Champs, there’s no reason why he won’t stay.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Asmir Begović is ‘The Idol of the Nation’ for 2012/2013

first_imgSports news portal SportSport.ba has organised an event to select the best football player of BiH in the season of 2012/2013, and the best of the best was given the title ‘The Idol of the Nation’, reports sportsport.baThis year’s idol is goalkeeper of BiH national football team and of English club ‘Stoke City’ Asmir Begović who was selected by the expert jury of sport journalists.The best football player of BiH Premier League is the football player of Čelik, Saša Kajkut, while the best coach of BiH is Safet Sušić, and the best coach of BIH Premier League is Amar Osim.The best foreign player of BiH Premier League is Miloš Vidović, the most organised club ‘Široki Brijeg’.Apart from receiving the award from the expert jury, Begović received the award of the audience who had 4272 votes, while  Miralem Pjanić ahd 1971 votes.On that occasion, Begović said that it is a great honour for him to receive the award and thanked everyone.(photo: fmscout)last_img read more

Saints v Chelsea player ratings

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What we’ve learned from the first quarter of the Warriors’ season

first_imgThe Warriors have played 21 games, a little more than a quarter of the way through the 2018-2019 NBA season, and they sit in first place in the Western Conference standings, as was expected.But the way the Warriors have arrived at this point has been anything but expected.Here’s what we learned about the Dubs through the first quarter of the season.1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder — and makes the Warriors a pedestrian teamGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) gestures after a …last_img read more

Cape Town’s soccer angels

first_img1 February 2006Professional women’s football may not have taken off in South Africa, but if the vision and energy of Cape Town Angels FC is anything to go by, it’s only a matter of time before it does.The Cape Town Angels Football Club, born in 2002 out of development work done at the Jogo Bonito School of Excellence, aims to become a feeder for young South African women hoping to break into the world of professional soccer.Since then the club, which starts with teams at the under-nine age group level, has gone from strength to strength.Its potential was recently recognised by South Africa’s top selling soccer magazine, Kickoff, which has joined forces with the Angels to help with fund-raising and brand-building.‘Example to all amateur clubs’“It’s my opinion that this is a club that can be an example to all amateur clubs in South Africa, male and female,” says Kickoff editorial director Richard Maguire.The Angels, who recently made the Hartleyvale Stadium their new home, will be supported by the magazine’s marketing team of Kgomotso Kgatle and former Bafana Bafana striker George Dearnaley.Angels’ coach Lee du Plessis reckons the partnership with Kickoff will lead to new opportunities for the club. “This will improve the credibility of women athletes in the wider sporting community,” she said.The club’s primary fundraising focus is the Umbro International Cup, set to be played in Manchester, England in 2007.It will cost up to R15 000 for each player to attend, and money is in short supply, with many of the players coming from poor homes in the areas of Mitchell’s Plain, Athlone and Khayelitsha.Angel in AmericaRecently, one of the Angels, 15-year-old schoolgirl Lindsey Dolman, travelled to the United States to find out for herself what it takes to become a professional player.The game is big business in the US, which boasts a healthy professional league as well as 20 million registered players under the age of 19.Dolman, who dreams of representing South Africa at the Olympics and the World Cup, wanted to find out what aspects of her game she needs to work on, so she attended the Vermont and New Hampshire Olympic Development Program, which identifies the most talented players around the United States.The programme trains players as young as 12 in a far-sighted effort to produce future Olympians and World Cup stars.A wonderful experienceDolman says it was a wonderful experience. “The facilities are great,” she enthused. “The training wasn’t anything special or new; it was amazing how many girls play the game here.”South Africa, says Dolman, has the talent to star in the world game, but women’s soccer needs greater support: “We are ahead of the curve and we need to keep improving. We need more support for girl’s football.“The programme which we are in [at Cape Town Angels FC] is doing a lot for us, and I only realized it now seeing what else is happening in the USA.“I am grateful to Cape Town Angels believing in me and making this learning experience possible,” Dolman added. “This was my first plane trip and it was long. I hope I can spread the word about women’s football.”So, does Dolman have any other football dreams she wishes to fulfil? “I want to be the perfect footballer,” she says.“I know I am small and a little slow, but so too was Pele and Mia Hamm.” Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Deconstructing the Scene: War of the Worlds

first_imgLet’s take a detailed, step-by-step look at what went into creating one of the most riveting scenes in recent film history: the alien attack that launches the War of the Worlds. A well-developed scene has a million moving parts. Let’s take a look at how those parts come together to make something amazing. We’ll take a detailed look at the craftsmanship of a scene from all major aspects of production. From pre-visualization to the final edit, we’re going to discover exactly what it takes to create something iconic.For this experiment, let’s take a closer look at a scene from Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. In this roughly two-minute scene, we’ll explore several aspects of the entire production, from previsualization, cinematography, staging, editing, and visual effects.Video via MovieclipsIt All Begins in Pre-ProductionGoing into any scene, you must have a developed concept. Set yourself up for success by storyboarding the scene. This will be the foundation you work from before you ever even call action. For a scene like this one, there was a long and detailed previsualization process due to the high volume of visual effects.I’m lost unless I’ve preplanned an action sequence – first in my head, then on paper, then finally, over a period of weeks, on film.  – Conversations with Filmmakers Series, Steven Spielberg Interviews.Image: Tripod concept design via Ryan ChurchSpielberg and the concept artists from Industrial Light & Magic didn’t just create static storyboards. They developed animated storyboards that allowed Spielberg to move around in the space and precompose his shots. By having this type of interactive storyboard, Spielberg was able to discover the best way to move the camera within the mocked up location space. He was also able to use them to give the actors a rough draft of the scenes they were filming.Video via TheMakingFilm™Set Design of the SceneThe right location is everything. You can convey a lot to the audience by the locations you pick to go with your scene. For this particular scene, the scouting team selected Newark, New Jersey. It’s close to the big city, but has a very small town community vibe, which was crucial.By utilizing a small township atmosphere, Spielberg was able to position the main character as an everyman, rather than a typical hero. Also, by choosing this location in conjunction with the narrative of the character, the film can now relate to a much broader audience.It’s important that you look at the location in the full context of the story and in the details of the scenes you need to shoot there while keeping in mind the logistical requirements that must be met to actually shoot there. – Katy McCurdy, Location ManagerCinematography of the SceneIn traditional Spielberg style, he sets up the action with a wide establishing shot, which includes our main character. He then gives us additional coverage of the scene to heighten the sense of space and numbers. He starts this by capturing a reactionary cutaway of stacked extras within the frame. This gives the audience a sense of unsureness and fear, which is amplified by the charging of the Tripod’s ray guns.As we hear this charging take place, Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski use several framing techniques to increase the tension. It starts with a quick dolly of patrons looking through a shop window, then cuts to a rack focus from our main character to a man holding a camera, which connects to another shot momentarily. They end this build-up of tension by utilizing a sweeping dolly shot, starting off as a medium and finishing as a close up on Tom Cruise.By framing this section of the scene in this way, Spielberg and Kaminski are able to increase the visual tension to go along with the audio, which perfectly sets up the audience for the upcoming action sequence which jump starts the rest of the film.Video via TheMakingFilm™Editing the SceneSpielberg’s longtime editor Michael Kahn followed the pacing set by Spielberg and his crew.  But where Kahn really shines is when we have to transfer from the actual set location to a sound stage for a visual effects shot, and this happens during the department store sequence.For this section of the scene, Spielberg had to film Cruise running through the door of the department store, then film him in a controlled set for an effects sequence, then film him on location again as he runs out the back door. This, of course, came with some major challenges for editor Michael Khan. To get around these challenges, he got creative.To transfer the main character in and out of the store, Kahn utilized the movement of the people around Tom Cruise. So, as Cruise enters the store, he uses the crowd to mask his transition wipe. Then after the car bursts through the window, Kahn uses a b-roll shot of people running across the frame to help with the transition of Cruise leaving the building and running for his life. It is here that Kahn chooses not to cut, leaving a long take that allows the audience to connect with Cruise and catch their breath.Developing the VFX for the SceneThe visual effects for this particular scene are nothing short of amazing. There are so many moving parts in order to get all of the elements in correct relation to one another. This is particularly evident during the initial attack, as our main character rushes through the street while other citizens are zapped and turned to dust around him.In order to pull off this shot, Spielberg first worked with the VFX team at ILM in pre-production. They knew that they had to film a plate of people running down the street and pretending to be struck by a ray gun.From this plate they built the VFX work on top by mapping the frame and tracking the camera movement. This was then applied to the 3D animation software they used to create the various elements. Not only did they use 3D elements, but they used practical elements as well, filming the clothes and dust in the air. Once all of the assets were placed together within the comp and rendered out, we end up with an impactful scene that sets up the action for the rest of the film.Video via TheMakingFilm™last_img read more

Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ season-opener

first_imgRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Hayward was playing his first game with the Celtics after signing a four-year, $128 million max contract to join his former college coach Brad Stevens.After Hayward was carted off, the Celtics looked distraught as they huddled at the sidelines.Celtics gather after Gordon Hayward is carried off pic.twitter.com/A7UjjM03ob— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Boston was in the lead 12-9 when the play was stopped. The Cavaliers now hold a 44-30 lead with five minutes left before halftime. Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward breaking his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Boston forward Gordon Hawyard sustained a horrific injury on his left ankle only a few minutes into the Celtics’ NBA season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.Hayward landed awkwardly on his leg after trying to finish an alley-oop at the 6:54 mark of the first quarter. He dropped to the floor and writhed in pain with his left ankle bent in an unnatural position.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LeBron gives Gordon Hayward some words of encouragement following his injury. pic.twitter.com/VW4HDDoP2k— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2017FEATURED 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 shutout MOST READ Medical staff immediately came to his attention with fellow players from both sides also giving him support. He was stretchered out of the court. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kings shoot for 3-0 cushion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more